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by Tizer
20 Aug 2018, 10:58
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 7677
Views: 347548

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

I am always wary about collecting mushrooms. I think I got scared when I studied mycology at university and started thinking every wild mushroom was potentially poisonous. I'm like you ,Sue. In the 1970s we used to go out identifying fungi with a local history society in the Home Counties. We had e...
by Tizer
20 Aug 2018, 10:45
Forum: Photography
Topic: Photography Nuts & Bolts
Replies: 333
Views: 33084

Re: Photography Nuts & Bolts

Lovely photos and a good bit of image manipulation! Kev, just be thankful you didn't have to colour in this lot in the photo below. It's a McIntyre wedding and my cousin Shirley is the bridesmaid on the left of the photo. It's a wonderful display of 1950s attire and just look at all those characterf...
by Tizer
20 Aug 2018, 10:08
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 2778
Views: 154072

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

You've both been badly ill Maz and it's probably just taking more time than usual for recovery. Also it's often the most active and healthy people who feel most affected because they are so used to being full of energy. Be patient, give it time. Panbiker, the medics must regard you as the ideal pati...
by Tizer
20 Aug 2018, 08:15
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 929
Views: 76135

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

Top Ten Edinburgh Fringe jokes 2018: "Working at the Jobcentre has to be a tense job - knowing that if you get fired, you still have to come in the next day." "I had a job drilling holes for water - it was well boring" - Leo Kearse "I took out a loan to pay for an exorcism. If I don't pay it back, I...
by Tizer
20 Aug 2018, 08:08
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5420
Views: 268739

Re: POLITICS CORNER

In the Attention thread I've provided a link to `Our Future, Our Choice' (OFOC) LINK . Here's a another movement for a second vote: `Brexit vote campaign gets £1m from Superdry co-founder' `One of the co-founders of the fashion label Superdry has donated £1m to the campaign for another EU referendum...
by Tizer
19 Aug 2018, 15:18
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 8955
Views: 428179

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

I usually prefer to put anything concerned with politics where it belongs, on the Politics Corner thread, but this grabbed my attention and it's more than just politics. I read an interview in The Times with Femi Oluwole, a co-founder of `Our Future, Our Choice' (OFOC). It's the young demanding anot...
by Tizer
19 Aug 2018, 10:08
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 929
Views: 76135

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

I saw this mention of a Chuckle brothers sketch in the paper...
The two of them are in bed in the middle of the night:
Barry: What time is it?
Paul: Dunno, pass me that trombone and I'll find out.
Blows trombone loudly...
Voice off stage: Who's that playing the trombone at two in the morning?
by Tizer
19 Aug 2018, 09:56
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 8955
Views: 428179

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

The people who lived here before us woke one morning to find someone had parked their car across the end of the drive and they couldn't get their own car onto the road. Several times already, I've had to put polite notes on windscreens asking people not to park their cars with the end overlapping th...
by Tizer
19 Aug 2018, 09:37
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 2778
Views: 154072

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Get the tablet to the back of your throat then have Sally say "I've just spent £500 on a new dress". Bound to work! :smile:
by Tizer
19 Aug 2018, 09:34
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 952
Views: 79422

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

The sooner we put an end to all this silly Brexit business the sooner we could attend to climate change, infectious diseases, antibiotic resistance, poverty, war.....
by Tizer
19 Aug 2018, 09:31
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 8955
Views: 428179

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

We live a short distance from the biggest hospital between Bristol and Exeter. There are often long queues of cars on the road leading up to and into the hospital, waiting for cars to leave the multi-storey car park so they can get in. Those of us who live nearby have to put up with hospital staff p...
by Tizer
19 Aug 2018, 09:24
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5420
Views: 268739

Re: POLITICS CORNER

There's a growing movement pressing for a second referendum and I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it happens. The younger generations are realising that that they will be the ones most affected and they seem to be more aware and informed on the dangers of Brexit. At the same time, the Ultra-Tory M...
by Tizer
19 Aug 2018, 09:10
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 3916
Views: 316040

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

China, do you have access to the Rightmove web site over there? LINK If so, you can at least get some small map or aerial views of places in Britain. Put the town into the search box, select one of the For Sale properties in the area you're interested in then click the Map view below the main photo....
by Tizer
18 Aug 2018, 15:33
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 2778
Views: 154072

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

PanBiker wrote:
18 Aug 2018, 10:14
Found the best method for getting the plastic bullet tablets down me, worked this morning anyway...
Tell Sally that Stanley finds the best way is to hide them in a sausage! :laugh5:
by Tizer
18 Aug 2018, 09:03
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5420
Views: 268739

Re: POLITICS CORNER

It looks like the Independent has a similar opinion to us when it comes to our political leaders. This was yesterday's front page...

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by Tizer
18 Aug 2018, 08:32
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 952
Views: 79422

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

Yet another example of how climate change has raised `extreme weather events' to a higher danger level. The Kerala situation is in its early stages - the many deaths due directly to flooding will be followed by more due to starvation and disease as a consequence of the floods.
by Tizer
18 Aug 2018, 08:23
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 3916
Views: 316040

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

Google employees criticise 'censored China search engine' LINK `Hundreds of Google employees have written to the company to protest against plans to launch a "censored search engine" in China. They said the project raised "urgent moral and ethical questions" and urged the firm to be more transparent...
by Tizer
17 Aug 2018, 15:55
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 1645
Views: 131044

Re: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!

It looks like people who operate pension funds are a shilling short of a pound!
by Tizer
17 Aug 2018, 15:53
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 2778
Views: 154072

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Tripps and Wendy have summed up my own feelings. I admire you for keeping cool enough to write a ten-out-of-ten essay on your experiences - a bit like a fighter pilot coming back from a mission and managing to write a detailed but succinct report. We wish you a good and early outcome. May the Force ...
by Tizer
17 Aug 2018, 10:42
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 1645
Views: 131044

Re: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!

Talking about pensions...my sister-in-law retired from her health visitor job last year. This month she turned 60 and was in the middle of celebrating when her NHS monthly pension failed to appear in her account. She phoned them and was told that they've been paying her too much so she won't get her...
by Tizer
17 Aug 2018, 10:32
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 8955
Views: 428179

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

I expect it's the Skype connections. Very annoying when these days you can get a perfect terrestrial connection to the other side of the world. Another thing that I notice is how so many TV programmes are now made with the outdoor colour settings on extreme vivid. The grass is an unnatural green, th...
by Tizer
17 Aug 2018, 10:25
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 929
Views: 76135

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

Nice one, Kev. He's probably on a regular dose of castor oil to keep him mobile!
by Tizer
17 Aug 2018, 10:16
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 8599
Views: 376040

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

That's one heck of a mangle! :smile:
Or an engineer's nut cracker!
by Tizer
17 Aug 2018, 09:51
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WE ARE WHAT WE EAT
Replies: 1133
Views: 93633

Re: WE ARE WHAT WE EAT

In defence of the scientists I would point out that they publish their results in scientific journals to bring them to the attention of other scientists (and in the case of medical journals like The Lancet and BMJ, for doctors too). This functions to spread the new information among the scientific c...
by Tizer
17 Aug 2018, 09:09
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5420
Views: 268739

Re: POLITICS CORNER

This article was published in The Times last Saturday (11th Aug 2018) and was written by the Deputy Political Editor, Sam Coates. He spends a lot of time with our politicians and it's worth reading what he has to say about their behaviour in these strange times. https://www.oneguyfrombarlick.co.uk/a...

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