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by Whyperion
23 Mar 2020, 22:49
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 205
Views: 1815

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

I have a few random thoughts and from talking to a few folk in some situations, but for now on BBC reporting I notice re USA President Trump "He said normality would resume soon, saying he would not "let the cure be worse than the problem itself"." I am not sure what he means (I think he still has a...
by Whyperion
23 Mar 2020, 22:33
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 11380
Views: 523224

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

The government announcement, that pubs are closing for the foreseeable future, has prompted a party atmosphere in Barnoldswick apparently. Facebook reports cheap beer and full pubs, Darwinism at it's best... Tad late as I have been away from a working (!) keyboard. The panic buying on the Saturday ...
by Whyperion
18 Mar 2020, 06:21
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 11911
Views: 466813

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Why do some rocks have red paint (graffiti or specific markings) on them.
by Whyperion
17 Mar 2020, 21:38
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: A plaque for Plaques
Replies: 23
Views: 260

Re: A plaque for Plaques

Do we know what kind of structure it was on Would mainly be administrative/ folly/ political/ religious including Sunday School / boasting industrialist/philantrhopist. A crayon rubbing might make things easier to read than the 3D to 2D shadowing The stone ( cast brick ?) appears to be contemporary ...
by Whyperion
17 Mar 2020, 17:28
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 11380
Views: 523224

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Noted, I dont think I have ever knowingly flushed any wipe away , (but then I used to work for Dyno-Rod!), I use them sparingly on difficult to shift items including the floor and bathroom ones, I treat them like J-Cloths and so on without the need to run water etc on them, mums local council now in...
by Whyperion
17 Mar 2020, 14:17
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 4836
Views: 207267

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

I am told Israel has a vaccine supposedly ready to go to trial but were being held back for some reason in getting international regularatory approval, I have not seen or looked for anything to verify this assertion.
by Whyperion
17 Mar 2020, 14:14
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 1389
Views: 97228

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

That may be crude figures but in poorer Africa in particular there is pressure to burn local growing trees which gives a double problem of loss of habitat and enviroment and CO2 release from burning. Richer persons hopefully have a spending power to both have better insulated homes (lets ignore CO2 ...
by Whyperion
17 Mar 2020, 14:09
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 2263
Views: 154389

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

Noted that NHS were running recruitment adverts at lunchtime, hopefully the odd few employees have skills that can be useful in that environment
by Whyperion
17 Mar 2020, 14:07
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7958
Views: 334014

Re: POLITICS CORNER

I have suggested one use for Manchester Airport, if more do close for a period of time given that they have limited medical centres in them , is there some merit in using one or more as additional hospital facilities.
by Whyperion
17 Mar 2020, 14:05
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 11380
Views: 523224

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

PanBiker wrote:
17 Mar 2020, 09:42
Marilyn wrote:
17 Mar 2020, 09:37
Baby wipes???
Cant use baby wipes, they are melting the planet! :surprised: :extrawink:
Can we not just incinerate them in waste to power locations ? There are bamboo fibre based ones (Dairy Crest milk and more will deliver them !)
by Whyperion
17 Mar 2020, 14:02
Forum: BE Bosom Friends
Topic: BE Bosom Friends Information and Fund Raising Events
Replies: 32
Views: 7362

Re: BE Bosom Friends Information and Fund Raising Events

Speaking of Charity shops, some goods come from deceased persons households, while the corona and simiar virus will not survive a prolonged length of time out of a host, there presumably is some worry that processing or accepting too soon may pose a risk ?
by Whyperion
17 Mar 2020, 13:59
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Seen in the News
Replies: 453
Views: 6869

Re: Seen in the News

Out of the prisons into lockdown in society ! I Wonder if the UK view now to effectively halt international travel worldwide should have been done three weeks back (hindsight is a wonderful thing). Actually the UK view is fairly irrelevant as the rest of the world has effectively stopped voluntarily...
by Whyperion
17 Mar 2020, 06:46
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 4373
Views: 277409

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

Add bad maintenance of the gulley grates and trip hazards on pavements and I'm afraid our ancestors who laid the roads down would be ashamed of us. I noted that on Salterforth Talk yesterday the Parish Council are advertising a position for a Lengthsman. Now there's a breath of fresh air, I would a...
by Whyperion
17 Mar 2020, 06:38
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 11380
Views: 523224

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Cathy wrote:
17 Mar 2020, 00:32
Oh dear China, you really do have way too much time on your hands.
Count me out :smile:
Bit more than time with that method ( my Uncle suggested that to me in general but forgot the specifics in the 1970s rationings )
by Whyperion
17 Mar 2020, 06:34
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 2263
Views: 154389

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

I said in 2008 the banks underlying commercial assets should have been nationalised, with private loans and mortgages turned into social housing, it would have retained inflows of cash back to govt. There would have been loss of banking employment - but that has happened anyway. Darling was either f...
by Whyperion
17 Mar 2020, 06:31
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?
Replies: 6725
Views: 314059

Re: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?

I have no willpower - looks like a lunchtime snack to me.
by Whyperion
17 Mar 2020, 06:27
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7958
Views: 334014

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Maybe I am wrong, but the only economic logical outcome I can see if there is a prolonged economic shutdown (and confining the over 70s etc to barracks effectively is to suggest to everyone else they can get back to normal life asap leaving the 'economically inactive anyway' safely holed up), is enf...
by Whyperion
17 Mar 2020, 06:14
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Seen in the News
Replies: 453
Views: 6869

Re: Seen in the News

Why are the Americans Queuing to buy Guns ?
by Whyperion
17 Mar 2020, 06:12
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 4116
Views: 178150

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

Noy much bog roll either... Hankies got boil washed in carbolic soap (or coal tar). I presume Shambles has a variety of traditional block soaps (Red, Yellow, Green - was not one used for wooden floors and you can make your own soap flakes for the copper on the boil by shaving the soap?). Down south ...
by Whyperion
17 Mar 2020, 06:07
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 4836
Views: 207267

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Marilyn wrote:
17 Mar 2020, 01:49
Don’t get conned Whypey.
Think how many Chinese have died in the past 3 months.
Get a money back guarantee...in writing and in English! :laugh5:
Its good marketing= how many Chinese didn't die!
by Whyperion
17 Mar 2020, 00:39
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 4836
Views: 207267

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Checking my Grandfathers WW1 record, it appears he had Flu , before the end of WW1, was returned to medical hospital in England, recovered, sent back to the frontish lines, then kept on after armatice day for british army having fun (!) in Egypt and other bits of the Middle East being sent back to ...
by Whyperion
17 Mar 2020, 00:04
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 4373
Views: 277409

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

Really Medical. but it appears that the Covid/Corona viruses mutate faster than others, which renders Vaccines (and presumably general crowd immunity) less, if not totally, ineffective. Given that there is some thought that a vector in the transmission of Plagues was the human flea - it was probably...
by Whyperion
16 Mar 2020, 23:52
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 4836
Views: 207267

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Isn't Chinatyke originally from Yorkshire? Seems OK is just about the highest compliment that can be givem, somewhere above You''ll Do.
by Whyperion
16 Mar 2020, 23:49
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 4836
Views: 207267

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Checking my Grandfathers WW1 record, it appears he had Flu , before the end of WW1, was returned to medical hospital in England, recovered, sent back to the frontish lines, then kept on after armatice day for british army having fun (!) in Egypt and other bits of the Middle East being sent back to E...
by Whyperion
16 Mar 2020, 23:46
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 11380
Views: 523224

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Iceland is Open at 7am I think for early morning old shoppers. (its a bus ride or a long walk away for me) Sainsburys Handwash (own brand is cheaper than the Carex) Normally its 250ml for £1 with a 500ml refil for 90p. Oddly todays delivery a pump 500ml at 60p. the 500ml refils are £1. Must be the c...

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