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by Whyperion
15 Nov 2019, 04:13
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7351
Views: 327354

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Laura Kuenssberg's take on the current election... LINK `General election 2019: Old loyalties fracturing in strange campaign' I keep hearing the Brexiteers banging on about the 17 million people (51.9% of the voters) who want us to leave the EU. Hearing it again yesterday another thought crossed my...
by Whyperion
15 Nov 2019, 03:39
Forum: Animals and Pets
Topic: PET'S CORNER
Replies: 923
Views: 87215

Re: PET'S CORNER

I think Jack would warn me of danger no matter where his head is facing! Warnings this morning of the dangers of overfeeding dogs. One in eight owners have been warned by their vet about it. No surprise to me, I regard overfeeding a dog as a form of cruelty. This was commented on on loose women, fr...
by Whyperion
13 Nov 2019, 02:16
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7351
Views: 327354

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Not certain if all the Labour comittments to extra spending are in yet. apparently it works out at £8000 per household per year extra over a 5 year parliamentary term. I doubt it can all be spent, I would expect at least £6000 back in taxes though out of it so not a large amount of spending, if spen...
by Whyperion
13 Nov 2019, 02:12
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Seen in the News
Replies: 126
Views: 2062

Re: Seen in the News

Pharasee's - My understanding is that they believed in the immortality of the soul and punishment judgement for sins, that the written law should be obeyed entirely, basically that the word written was more important than concepts like Love and Grace.
by Whyperion
13 Nov 2019, 02:06
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 2070
Views: 151422

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

I would suspect a number of reasons. To curry favour with the UK administration for favourable trade in other stuff in the future The acquisition of Technology (despite modern plant Chinese production can have deficiencies for specialist uses) Indeed the market for some of the English plants is spec...
by Whyperion
10 Nov 2019, 20:08
Forum: Baking
Topic: Bagels
Replies: 8
Views: 104

Re: Bagels

Couple of good bagel bakers in Finsbury Park too, best thing of Brick Lane is its opening hours. But I find the shop multi-wrapped ones too chewy- I have lost too many fillings from my teeth in them so given up on the cream cheese ones that I used to like.
by Whyperion
10 Nov 2019, 20:05
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7351
Views: 327354

Re: POLITICS CORNER

I hadn't noticed the Pendle Result was so close, maybe the unite to remain could be handy if LD and GRN stand aside for Labour. Ideally Labour need to win on Merit. Thinking about the outgone Speaker if he wanted to avoid Brexit he ended up merely delaying it if Boris has his way, it is going to be ...
by Whyperion
09 Nov 2019, 09:32
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7351
Views: 327354

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Just to remind people what happened in the referendum voting in Pendle the figures were 63.2% leave and 36.8% remain. the full list can be found here. Referendum in Lancashire. ] I make no comment about why people voted as they did . I wonder if the asian population did not vote in the referendum, ...
by Whyperion
09 Nov 2019, 09:24
Forum: Seasons
Topic: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER
Replies: 1275
Views: 35463

Re: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER

Got up late in sunny south london but noted the frost on the flats rooves and other areas, I have a feeling this is one of the colder early Novembers I can recall for some years. Tomorrows wind wont make up its mind, northerly down the east cost, easterly through the midlands then southerly (but wil...
by Whyperion
06 Nov 2019, 14:22
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2300
Views: 160386

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

Total energy bill for October is £82.65. Mine was £71.00 for the same period with Octopus. With got £300 energy subsidy to some persons and a £120 disvcount to others it can be overall cheaper to stay with a higher priced company.wonder when the treasury will realise they are subsidising suppliers ...
by Whyperion
06 Nov 2019, 09:32
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7351
Views: 327354

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Surely all proposals should ideally be independently costed for cost and likely revenue and the impact in the wider economy of those decisions. What Javez wanted costed were earlier Labour ideas and conference etc suggestions, which may not be in the actual manifesto pledges hence costing them for t...
by Whyperion
05 Nov 2019, 23:41
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 3693
Views: 171332

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

Given the controversy over on the other threads - would cooking similar over the top of a lancashire boiler have been useful to do. Sometimes at the railway culinary activities in a carefully fired bolier smokebox has been tried , jacket potatoes, curry in a foil lined biscuit tin.
by Whyperion
05 Nov 2019, 23:38
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 4256
Views: 199662

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

I hope the last line pun was not intentional ! Had lead pipes at the previous family house, it is a real pain to replace when they run into to the wall, mains supply was copper and it was only the supply to the bathroom that appeared to run in lead, the kitchen having been altered when it was turned...
by Whyperion
05 Nov 2019, 23:35
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: PUBLIC SERVICE CUTS
Replies: 482
Views: 44689

Re: PUBLIC SERVICE CUTS

There was some critism of Starter Homes as being of a smaller than present minimum standards of size, i think developers found what was most profitable was to stick with the help to buy scheme ones. We have a small project that if it comes to fruition may have funding for starter homes as it is an a...
by Whyperion
05 Nov 2019, 23:31
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 3433
Views: 179656

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

Cannot remember where i was (been on holiday around North Yorkshire and South Durham for 3 days and one town merges into another ) but i noticed a Kurdish Barber down one road i was walking along. Don't know what the difference is, have avoided a hair cut for 3 years now, I intend having it cut for ...
by Whyperion
05 Nov 2019, 23:24
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 1299
Views: 95052

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

The Electricity Arguement we are getting into some kind of a muddle. There is also the energy cost in mining and transporting the coal. Until relatively recently electricty was not generated from at present cheap fossil fuel of gas. Bancroft also closed - although some UK sheds and mills continued f...
by Whyperion
05 Nov 2019, 23:07
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7351
Views: 327354

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Last line sounds like a slap to the DUP for not accepting BoJo's Brexit. Cannot recall if Philip Hammond was on the list of MPs not standing , but he is not. As a Chancellor he has done as well as he could given the circumstances, in some ways I would have wanted him as chancellor in a Labour Govt w...
by Whyperion
05 Nov 2019, 22:49
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2593
Views: 177846

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

Whoops, I got it the wrong way around. It's the LGBs who've fallen out with the Ts. They say the Ts are confusing children. That's not surprising, the whole business confuses me! :smile: Are they deliberately or accidentally confusing. I always thought the undelying science- if any - for Ts compare...
by Whyperion
05 Nov 2019, 22:45
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 10683
Views: 512672

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

and was pleased to find that nothing clashes. nothing did this year or next, then some clever guy decided to add an election in this year (which throws out the community carol concert which changing the date of that ripples into all the other commitments around the re-arranged date .... ), and to s...
by Whyperion
05 Nov 2019, 22:41
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 10683
Views: 512672

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

In some ways here we have gone back to the 1960's, with every bit of organic matter having to be wrapped in newspaper to go in the green bin, along with grass clippings and pruning waste. ... Similar here in the UK, but different by area. Sainsburys will only recycle ' shopping bags' even though di...
by Whyperion
05 Nov 2019, 22:27
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 10683
Views: 512672

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Stanley wrote:
03 Nov 2019, 04:59
seemingly pointless videos of people, mainly Chinese I think, doing inconsequential things or even simply street scenes.
maybe its been reading the forgotton corners and flatley drier threads and thinks that is one of your main interests.
by Whyperion
05 Nov 2019, 22:24
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 10683
Views: 512672

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Oh no, you can't call it a bedroom as it doesn't conform to current building regulations, I'm not sure what current building regs have to do with 120 year old building construction, What it might relate to is if anyone wants to rent out the property and will require landlord certification, some roo...
by Whyperion
05 Nov 2019, 22:14
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 10683
Views: 512672

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Luckily we got a buyer who had the sense to look at the house and the evidence and ignore the rating! :smile: Although not applicable now, I wonder if that house is one on the govt database that labour promise to put into an insulation and d/g upgrade programme if they win the next election - chang...
by Whyperion
05 Nov 2019, 22:11
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 10683
Views: 512672

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

They apologised and said they've instructed the packers to only send out milk with the longest Use By date. I get the impression they don't train the staff properly. This is indeed the instruction, however I sometimes find in some stores the use by dates have less choice than other stores - Iceland...
by Whyperion
04 Nov 2019, 23:47
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2300
Views: 160386

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

It's mainly for coking for steel production. Wonder what they do with the gas

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