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by plaques
18 Jun 2019, 10:28
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6661
Views: 310282

Re: POLITICS CORNER

I think we are falling into the old trap of arguing among ourselves on outcomes the Labour Party can do nothing about. The Tory's are in charge of Parliament and will decide the agenda for what is presented to parliament and what gets voted on. As we have seen they have just rejected a proposal for ...
by plaques
18 Jun 2019, 09:21
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 3859
Views: 258230

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

In the picture the lady is wearing what I would describe as a Christian Dior full middy skirt still going in the late 1990s. Perhaps some of the ladies may comment?
by plaques
17 Jun 2019, 21:03
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 3859
Views: 258230

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

I have never seen the Brass plaque on the post Office. If anyone has it could they please post it. A similar sort of 'Legal' boundary can be found in Burnley hidden away just behind the Stackhouses on Bank Parade. Impossible to find unless you know where it is. . https://www.oneguyfrombarlick.co.uk/...
by plaques
17 Jun 2019, 07:56
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6661
Views: 310282

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Boris's coronation has been hit on the head. The other contestants don't want to be seen as nonentities by backing out. Watched as much as I could endure on the contestant debate. It followed a predictable formula of Corbyn bashing and we must keep Labour out at all costs. Followed by how they would...
by plaques
16 Jun 2019, 07:21
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 3150
Views: 170048

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

Within my life's working experience I've worked with every permutation of 'gender' that is possible. In all other respects I've never found them to be different to anybody else. Lucia's story is not that far removed from the Castrato singers we used to hear on the radio. What's the big deal?
by plaques
15 Jun 2019, 07:13
Forum: Reading
Topic: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?
Replies: 1074
Views: 78957

Re: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?

Stanley there was a reference to a book which tries to explain Das Capital. Marx wrote it as a work of art not a series of logic that finished with a definite conclusive answer. Remember he was a Dr of Philosophy and it would appear that a lot of his thoughts were wrapped up within this work. This w...
by plaques
14 Jun 2019, 20:58
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6661
Views: 310282

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Please can someone explain something to me. Boris says he is preparing for a no deal Brexit as an option, yet when Mrs May suggested that it was voted out and legislation brought in to prevent it. How has this been reversed. Have I mis understood . My understanding is that when Mrs May's Withdrawal...
by plaques
14 Jun 2019, 11:37
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 1179
Views: 91540

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

chinatyke wrote:
14 Jun 2019, 11:31
There are roughly 400 parts per million CO2 in the air. Nature produces 97% of that and human activity is responsible for the other 3%,
Its like peeing in a bucket. When its 97% full you can carry it without filling your shoes, another 3% brings disaster.
by plaques
14 Jun 2019, 11:30
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6661
Views: 310282

Re: POLITICS CORNER

There are 313 Conservatives and 10 unionist MPs merrily tapping away on their typewriters. Eventually these monkeys may construct a name who will be chosen as Prime Minister. If the probability of producing a full name is too remote they may have have to make do with a count of first letter of the c...
by plaques
14 Jun 2019, 11:07
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 4755
Views: 351992

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

Our next door neighbours are in the process of changing from Plus Net to Virgin. The engineers couldn't do the installation on the agreed date because of problems associated with the line. We have noticed that Open Reach are digging holes near the fibre connection box. What I'm eluding to is that ch...
by plaques
13 Jun 2019, 12:04
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 4755
Views: 351992

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

TalkTalk. You're doing better than I am. For the last week all the subscription channels and Apps would shut down half way through a programme. resetting the TV box, as recommended, did not help. Chat to the technical people explaining it had been off for 18 hours miraculously came on again during t...
by plaques
13 Jun 2019, 11:51
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6661
Views: 310282

Re: POLITICS CORNER

The mechanics of the various options are shown here. . https://www.oneguyfrombarlick.co.uk/app.php/gallery/image/18928/medium . The extreme left leg is probably what will happen. Come what may and however badly it damages the country's economy it will leave the Tory's in power. The mantra is 'keep C...
by plaques
12 Jun 2019, 11:39
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 9905
Views: 434231

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Stanley wrote:
12 Jun 2019, 02:47
Try this which is even harder!
If this is a clue then they could be Brinell hardness testing reference plates.
by plaques
12 Jun 2019, 07:40
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6661
Views: 310282

Re: POLITICS CORNER

According to the right wing media B Johnson is still favourite for PM This surge in euphoria comes from a pol by the Telegraph, who would have thought that! see Sky news. Not only will he become the next Prime Minister but will produce a 140 seat majority in the next general election. He may get aw...
by plaques
11 Jun 2019, 21:12
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 1179
Views: 91540

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

We are at a (low) solar minimum, and they give a rudimentary demo of how this could affect the jet stream into its current omega shape, which gives rise to the current cold wet spell. The jet stream is no more than a large scale demonstration of quantum mechanics. As you pump more heat absorbing en...
by plaques
11 Jun 2019, 12:10
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6661
Views: 310282

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Tizer wrote: ↑11 Jun 2019, 12:02 I would give priority to preventing Brexit. Once out, we can't go back in. Is that true? No. We could join again but not on the same terms that we enjoy at the moment. Also it would appear that unless we chose an off the shelf membership then a bespoke deal could ta...
by plaques
11 Jun 2019, 07:52
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6661
Views: 310282

Re: POLITICS CORNER

The Prime Minister election fiasco is a good time to bury bad news. The BBC is set to cancel the free TV licence for the over 75s BBC fee a projected saving of £12bn, Now we know who is really going to pay for the tax break for the top earners. This long term time fuse was lit by that good old Tory ...
by plaques
11 Jun 2019, 07:19
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 10078
Views: 491748

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

chinatyke wrote:
10 Jun 2019, 15:38
Imagine my surprise when there are several pictures lifted from OGFB of images I've submitted.
No wonder you don't need to carry your ID around with you. Every Chinaman must be saying 'there goes that crazy Englishman who wears a teapot cosy on his head.
by plaques
10 Jun 2019, 07:56
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6661
Views: 310282

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Boris ... revealing that he is going to raise the threshold of the highest rate of tax from £50,000 to £80,000, What a good wheeze, Bribe the Tory MPs who could vote for you with a nice tax break that someone else has to pay for. OPM (other people's money) Also with the promise that come a general ...
by plaques
09 Jun 2019, 07:57
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6661
Views: 310282

Re: POLITICS CORNER

wealth funds based offshore are raking in profits from asset and capital stripping and domestic debt rises to unprecedented levels Who Owns England. (see Read any good books) Shows that quietly away the land ownership in England is still held in very few hands much of it hidden away in tax havens w...
by plaques
09 Jun 2019, 07:46
Forum: Reading
Topic: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?
Replies: 1074
Views: 78957

Re: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?

Two books finished last night. Biography on Karl Marx by Francis Wheen. Dr Karl Marx (Dr of philosophy) A German Jew with a phenomenal memory of classics and details of past events. He has been given a boogeyman status by the ruling classes but in many respects a lot of his predictions including the...
by plaques
08 Jun 2019, 16:24
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 3859
Views: 258230

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

And here is one from my archive.

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by plaques
08 Jun 2019, 10:58
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 10078
Views: 491748

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Queen's birthday honors list. I'm pleased to say that I have been overlooked again this year. Obviously she doesn't read OG. so what do you expect.
by plaques
08 Jun 2019, 10:42
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 10078
Views: 491748

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

My son's partner, her daughter and her dad are doing the great north swim on Lake Windermere today. Normally a 1 mile swim. A very popular event, A chap at Colne pool is training for the double Lake swim 21 Mile. Eating and drinking and other bodily functions without getting out, Hope he does it in...
by plaques
08 Jun 2019, 10:25
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6661
Views: 310282

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Whyperion wrote:
08 Jun 2019, 09:18
If an elected politician admits to taking a substance banned by law, should they immediately pardon all those imprisoned or fined...
or imprisoned themselves or at least barred from representing law abiding citizens. “He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone .”

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