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by Tizer
21 Nov 2019, 17:03
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 9927
Views: 421269

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

That's great Sue, I'm sure you'll enjoy it. It has been going for a long time and is much respected by both professional and amateur archaeologists, and people like me who just find it all fascinating. It was Mrs Tiz who subscribed because she has a stronger interest in the subject than I do, but on...
by Tizer
21 Nov 2019, 10:04
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7395
Views: 327722

Re: POLITICS CORNER

The only safe way is revoke Article 50. People want to be done with it one way or another. It could be over in days if Labour got in and revoked immediately, but they're losing support because those people aren't sure they'll get a quick end to it all.
by Tizer
21 Nov 2019, 09:55
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 4305
Views: 200074

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

chinatyke wrote:
20 Nov 2019, 10:58
...but I'm sure they see through me.
That's what the Invisible Man said after he'd been to the doctor to ask for a disability allowance. :smile:
by Tizer
21 Nov 2019, 09:48
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL
Replies: 1235
Views: 93596

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

anyone who votes for the Bullingdon tendency is mad. Mad I tell you! I don't disagree with that. . . What's a chap to do? :smile: Vote for one of the smaller parties, not one of the two big ones. It's time to give others a chance to show what they can do. I know folk often end up voting for the big...
by Tizer
21 Nov 2019, 09:35
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 3450
Views: 179918

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

We were taught, and it's still imprinted on my brain. . . "cover from view is not cover from fire" Peek-a-Boo, I can't see you Everything must be grand Boo-ka-Pee, they can't see me As long as I've got me head in the sand Peek-a-Boo, it may be true There's something in what you've said But we've go...
by Tizer
21 Nov 2019, 09:29
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5061
Views: 361840

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

Me too! :smile:

Here's an example of what's going on in social media advertising and why the Electoral Commission needs to keep an eye on such things:
`Election ads: Energy group attacks Labour nationalisation plans' LINK
by Tizer
21 Nov 2019, 09:22
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7395
Views: 327722

Re: POLITICS CORNER

they know the EU will probably reject what Corbyn is proposing because it's having your cake and eating it. Can you back that up with fact or insider information Tiz? Jean-Claude Juncker used exactly those words (cake and eat it) when he said a third country cannot have the same benefits as EU memb...
by Tizer
21 Nov 2019, 09:10
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 1302
Views: 95154

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

If we can't get China to change its policies on building coal burning power stations at home and abroad then we'll just have to hope that the stations prove to be uneconomic and are shut down. `Climate change: China coal surge threatens Paris targets' LINK `While the rest of the world has cut coal-b...
by Tizer
20 Nov 2019, 10:24
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7395
Views: 327722

Re: POLITICS CORNER

The deal is to negotiate a deal then put that deal or leave straight to the public in a referendum, no need to canvas it is what it is. But people know how long it took to negotiate the present (Tory) deal and they know the EU will probably reject what Corbyn is proposing because it's having your c...
by Tizer
20 Nov 2019, 10:15
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 10745
Views: 513290

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

When I sold King Street, the last house I owned Barclay's bank was very sniffy about giving me the money in notes over the counter so I could walk round to Croft House to put it in a deposit account that paid better interest but I insisted. You wouldn't be able to do that now. Money laundering laws...
by Tizer
20 Nov 2019, 10:13
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 3450
Views: 179918

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

It got worse when they brought in the gas-operated `battle rifle' in the 50s and 60s, such as the Belgian FN which the British Army adopted. The impact of the bullet is so great that bone fragments are blasted through the body like shrapnel. It was no longer safe to hide behind the big trunk of an o...
by Tizer
20 Nov 2019, 10:02
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: LIGHTS IN THE SKY 2013
Replies: 499
Views: 33468

Re: LIGHTS IN THE SKY 2013

Perhaps it's deliberate and they are saving money and cutting on energy usage?
by Tizer
20 Nov 2019, 09:58
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL
Replies: 1235
Views: 93596

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

Stanley, if you look at Tripps's post again you'll probably see that it was tongue-in-cheek humour. An good example of taking words out of context. :smile:
by Tizer
20 Nov 2019, 09:53
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7395
Views: 327722

Re: POLITICS CORNER

I watched about 15 minutes of the ITV face to face...Who would I buy a used car off? Corbyn, definitely not Johnson! We stuck it out for a whole 30 minutes before pressing the off button. I wouldn't choose to buy a used car off either of them, but if I was forced to buy from one or the other then i...
by Tizer
20 Nov 2019, 09:32
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Seen in the News
Replies: 133
Views: 2194

Re: Seen in the News

Back to Grenfell Tower and cladding again... `Grenfell cladding manufacturer declines to release documents' LINK The FT says that US metals group Arconic (formerly Alcoa) is declining to release documents about flammable cladding used on the Grenfell tower to a US court hearing a lawsuit from surviv...
by Tizer
20 Nov 2019, 09:26
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5061
Views: 361840

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

Some people will love this, others will hate it...
`Amazon gets closer to getting Alexa everywhere' LINK
by Tizer
19 Nov 2019, 16:55
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7395
Views: 327722

Re: POLITICS CORNER

I could be a politician and try to save myself by saying that I wrote that as a deliberate mistake to see if anyone noticed. But I won't. :extrawink:
by Tizer
19 Nov 2019, 16:48
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 10745
Views: 513290

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Big Kev wrote:
19 Nov 2019, 13:47
All contracts have now been exchanged, which is a relief.
Great, now chill out! :smile:
by Tizer
19 Nov 2019, 10:31
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: BOB'S BITS
Replies: 2633
Views: 167471

Re: BOB'S BITS

Having owned an early split-screen Morris Minor and later several Minis I enjoyed Bob's Issigonis story. And it was a pleasure to read that Issigonis shared an interest with Rod Stewart in model railways! :smile: By the way, the inbox at The Times was filled last week complaining about their article...
by Tizer
19 Nov 2019, 10:23
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 9927
Views: 421269

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

...scientific archeology is definitely what I would have done as a career. I have thought this for some years now. I have even considered doing a course through the open university but cost and time are holding me back. Buy a subscription to Current Archaeology magazine, Sue, you'll love it! LINK
by Tizer
19 Nov 2019, 10:09
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 10745
Views: 513290

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

If that's the impression you've got then I suspect they're not doing the job properly. There's an enormous amount of paperwork and checking these days and it requires knowledge of all the latest laws and regulations. What we've seen with our conveyancer we couldn't have done ourselves. I know some p...
by Tizer
19 Nov 2019, 10:05
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7395
Views: 327722

Re: POLITICS CORNER

I'm glad to see [the issue of*] student tuition fees being raised but I don't know how any of the parties would manage to resolve the problem now that it exists. The system should never have been started in the first place - it's madness to make youngsters at that age and stage of life take out enor...
by Tizer
19 Nov 2019, 09:56
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 10745
Views: 513290

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Kev, I hope you haven't used one of the firms run by big business, like the the Co-op's conveyancing service. We tried them once and had to ditch them before the process even started - they were incompetent and couldn't even get the first details right. For many years now we've used a lady conveyanc...
by Tizer
19 Nov 2019, 09:46
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Seen in the News
Replies: 133
Views: 2194

Re: Seen in the News

This looks like a cover-up by the airline...
`Did a 'soap spill' really divert a flight?' LINK
by Tizer
18 Nov 2019, 16:58
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Family Matters
Replies: 1583
Views: 116100

Re: Family Matters

Think about the good times, Ian. He lives on as you think about him.

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