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by Tizer
22 Jun 2018, 08:43
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: PUBLIC SERVICE CUTS
Replies: 321
Views: 32192

Re: PUBLIC SERVICE CUTS

I'd be more willing to give Corbyn a chance if he'd come out of the allotment foliage and engage in some interviews so that we could better assess his abilities.
by Tizer
22 Jun 2018, 08:39
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 7418
Views: 330279

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Like you, I feel I'm being seen as a Victor Meldrew and the younger generations seem to ignore all that's failing around them. Chill out is the order of the day. It wouldn't be so bad if it were not for the fact that the captain and officers on the bridge are too busy squabbling to notice the iceber...
by Tizer
22 Jun 2018, 08:30
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 8708
Views: 409691

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

With our three parents who went into care and nursing homes (both private and public) we didn't see or hear of any evidence of over-prescribing sedatives. If anything the staff were desperate to avoid being accused of such things and therefore took extra care to explain whatever they were doing and ...
by Tizer
22 Jun 2018, 08:25
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 8415
Views: 360314

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

The image came from this book: LINK It has two pictures on each page, each with a caption, and the book works its way around the British coast covering mainly the era from about 1880 to 1910. I enjoyed the details in the images, such as a photo of Portmadoc showing the quay covered with big piles of...
by Tizer
21 Jun 2018, 18:55
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 8415
Views: 360314

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Good try Tom but Stone Road beat you by a minute and also gave the name of the man who built the tower! :smile: Here's a `backgrounder': The location is Douglas Bay, Isle of Man. The building is the Tower of Refuge and it's situated on Conister Rock, an island in the bay that is submerged at high ti...
by Tizer
21 Jun 2018, 18:48
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 7418
Views: 330279

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Mrs Tiz's health check results. She drove to the big Sainsbury's store on the other side of town and arrived with plenty of time to spare...only to be told `The pharmacist does the checks and he's off ill'. So why didn't they contact Mrs Tiz and tell her not to come: `We tried to contact you but cou...
by Tizer
21 Jun 2018, 09:36
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: PUBLIC SERVICE CUTS
Replies: 321
Views: 32192

Re: PUBLIC SERVICE CUTS

Have you been listening to the Radio 4 programmes on The Long March of Corbyn's Labour?
by Tizer
21 Jun 2018, 09:31
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 7418
Views: 330279

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Mrs Tiz got one of those NHS letters inviting her to a `health check'. Her first reaction was `I don't need one of those' but then she relented and decided she might as well go along out of curiosity. She signed up online and now has an appointment this afternoon...at Sainsbury's (well at their phar...
by Tizer
21 Jun 2018, 09:20
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Family Matters
Replies: 1539
Views: 99217

Re: Family Matters

Marvellous, I suppose we'll all be partly bionic in the future.
by Tizer
21 Jun 2018, 09:17
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 3858
Views: 305343

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

Glad you've got sorted!
by Tizer
21 Jun 2018, 09:15
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 8415
Views: 360314

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

..Is it connected with safety at sea for mariners. Was it a refuge for stranded fishermen? Yes, well done Stanley.That's a good start but can anyone tell me where it is and who built it? There's a very interesting background story! :smile: Plaques, you're right - not about Finland etc but that the ...
by Tizer
21 Jun 2018, 09:07
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 2647
Views: 147806

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

`Cases of cancer in elderly to surge by 2035, report says' LINK The number of elderly people in the UK diagnosed each year with cancer is set to rise by 80% in less than 20 years, a report predicts. Cancer Research UK estimates that by 2035 about 234,000 over-75s will get cancer each year - up from ...
by Tizer
21 Jun 2018, 08:56
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 8708
Views: 409691

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Stanley, I agree with your comments regarding the Brompton Cocktail. People now seem to have a more selfish attitude and when a relative or loved one gets to a terminal or vegetative stage they won't `let them go'. If a doctor eases their passing he/she is now liable to be accused of manslaughter. M...
by Tizer
21 Jun 2018, 08:36
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5223
Views: 257931

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Richard, thanks for your two latest posts and for reminding us that we live in a representative democracy, not a populist democracy - a fact that our political leaders seem to have forgotten (or never learned) - and for explaining why the former is better than the latter. And also for stressing the ...
by Tizer
20 Jun 2018, 15:48
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2104
Views: 146142

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

I agree that it's a good thing we no longer use the word as a noun to relegate people to a category as if they are lesser members of society. But I'm sure it will have a long life in the news media to describe all the crippling burdens that the journalists like to warn us about! :smile:
by Tizer
20 Jun 2018, 10:02
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 8415
Views: 360314

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Can you tell me the location, the name of the building and why it's there?

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by Tizer
20 Jun 2018, 09:32
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2104
Views: 146142

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

I hurt my back yesterday by bending to use shears to cut plants growing along the bottom of the house wall. This morning, while taking longer than usual to get dressed and hobbling about, I thought `I must look like a cripple'. Now there's a word that you don't often hear now, except when newspapers...
by Tizer
20 Jun 2018, 09:15
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 3858
Views: 305343

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

Russ, have you tried alternative methods that might launch the page? I assume left-click on the link doesn't work or you would probably be using that instead of your CTRL-click. So what about right-click - does that give a menu with an option to launch the page? Or highlight the link and then left-c...
by Tizer
20 Jun 2018, 09:09
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 8708
Views: 409691

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

It now emerges that the mother of young Billy is director of a business selling `cannabis oil' and she says the profits are used to provide Billy with what he needs. But when you read further you find that the oil is CBD, the one that doesn't contain the psychoactive agent THC, and can be sold over ...
by Tizer
20 Jun 2018, 08:42
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: PUBLIC SERVICE CUTS
Replies: 321
Views: 32192

Re: PUBLIC SERVICE CUTS

The Times page only gives a paragraph or so then demands a subscription, but here's a Guardian page that gives the full story: LINK We get the impression that the MoD didn't take a final look to check the current risk rating of Capita before it made the award. On the other hand the Guardian article ...
by Tizer
19 Jun 2018, 16:03
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5223
Views: 257931

Re: POLITICS CORNER

...Or was it Malta...or Italy...or Estonia? :smile:
by Tizer
19 Jun 2018, 15:57
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 8708
Views: 409691

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

At last the BBC News web site has clarified some of the confusion over cannabis oil, cannabidiol, cannabinoids, THC, CBD, cannabis, industrial hemp etc. LINK It seems that the `cannabis oil' given to the boy Billy is extracted from cannabis plants and contains significant THC; the CBD oil given to t...
by Tizer
17 Jun 2018, 15:51
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5223
Views: 257931

Re: POLITICS CORNER

See THIS and ask yourself the question; "Do Tory Dinosaurs actually exist"? What on earth is he thinking about? No, cancel that, is he thinking at all? What a wonderful institution Parliament is..... That's the link to Tory MP Christopher Chope blocking progress of the `upskirting bill '. I read th...
by Tizer
17 Jun 2018, 09:18
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 1984
Views: 133253

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

Here are a couple of UK-based web sites on commercial solar farms, Liz.
Solar Trade Association
A solar panel company
by Tizer
17 Jun 2018, 09:04
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5223
Views: 257931

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Ah, but TMay has pulled a rabbit out of the hat...and it's a magic rabbit too! She's promising that the NHS will get Bozo's magic £350 million a week from our Brexit departure. Not only that, she's throwing in lots more cash just to make sure the Brexiteers are satisfied (but money will magically di...

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