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by plaques
22 Aug 2019, 07:48
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Seen in the News
Replies: 18
Views: 227

Re: Seen in the News

Stanley wrote:
22 Aug 2019, 02:56
We have to stop the increase in cars and that will probably be done soon by pricing the family motorist out of the market.
Must get myself a private jet. Buy a large acreage of land. Plant some trees and say I'm carbon neutral.
by plaques
22 Aug 2019, 07:39
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS
Replies: 1477
Views: 108010

Re: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS

Most people have a passing interest in 'The Big Bang' the start of the universe. The usual convention is to think of it a highly concentrated point of 'nothing' which exploded into our existing universe and will eventually decay back to 'nothing'. Confused? join the club. Roger Penrose has come up w...
by plaques
22 Aug 2019, 07:10
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 4007
Views: 262323

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

Weren't people well dress in those days even a trip to a football match justified a collar and tie. Shorts, T shirts and trainers are the order of the day and dressing casual is OK but I draw the line at funerals and weddings. Things may be one the mend. I've heard a report of new Wetherspoons pub o...
by plaques
22 Aug 2019, 06:57
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 1974
Views: 147820

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

I'm lucky I am such a skinflint and pay the card off every month Its not luck its common sense. I forgot to add that if you let the loan carry on for more than a year then the interest rate would be compounded. ie; interest on interest. At a time when there is talk of the bank rate being reduced it...
by plaques
22 Aug 2019, 06:45
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6944
Views: 313607

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Johnson didn't get a lot of change in Berlin yesterday. When the news first broke on the Merkel meeting its was lauded as a big breakthrough for Johnson. Something along the lines that a 'Political solution' was possible, whatever that means. As time rolls on it transpires that what she was saying ...
by plaques
21 Aug 2019, 17:08
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 1974
Views: 147820

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

Good news from our credit card company, they are simplifying the charges on their balance accounts to a single value. BUT on they way they have increased the interest rate from 17.4684% up to 19.0158%. 1.547% extra or a 8.86% increase on the old percentages. . I'm really looking forward to that. I w...
by plaques
21 Aug 2019, 07:58
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6944
Views: 313607

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Johnson's bumps in the road look like a massive understatement. Don't worry it will be a million to one if we hit these bumps. Also Gove has a cunning plan to deal with a no deal. What could go wrong? How far have we sunk in looking after homeless children. Shipping containers 'used to house homele...
by plaques
21 Aug 2019, 07:20
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL
Replies: 1154
Views: 90730

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

When Churchill and Stalin were discussing the proposed Polish land allocation after the war Churchill said "Where there are two Poles there was one quarrel" Stalin capped this with "Where there was one Pole he would start to quarrel with himself through sheer boredom".
by plaques
20 Aug 2019, 07:49
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 3475
Views: 163889

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

Pretty obvious really. Leave the diagnostics and treatment to the experts. You've done the right thing by seeking treatment. Remind them if necessary about the appointment.
by plaques
19 Aug 2019, 21:19
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6944
Views: 313607

Re: POLITICS CORNER

All a bit fuzzy Tripps. My understanding, which will no doubt be proved to be totally wrong, is that there are two phases to this caretaker issue. 1. if a vote of confidence is defeated, or a vote of no confidence is passed, then the incumbent government must resign, or call a general election At th...
by plaques
19 Aug 2019, 18:07
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 4941
Views: 354780

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

I'll have a look at that Kev. About 4 years old. Don't keep any files or pictures on it and there's no extra apps other than what Microsoft have added. This has been going on before and after the big update. You are sat there having a quiet read, touching nothing and not asking it to do anything whe...
by plaques
19 Aug 2019, 18:00
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6944
Views: 313607

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Read through the 'caretaker convention' which to me makes a good deal of sense. Winston Churchill took over from Neville Chamberlain by agreement with the opposition parties. So as long as they have the best interest of the country in mind its not really a bad system. Sorry about the Times comment. ...
by plaques
19 Aug 2019, 12:28
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6944
Views: 313607

Re: POLITICS CORNER

I've said it before. Matthew Parris = Times = Rupert Murdoch. = rightwing bias = forget it. Priti Patel seems determine to cause as much chaos in our relations with the EU that is humanly possible. Freedom of movement by European Union nationals into the UK will end overnight from October 31 in the ...
by plaques
19 Aug 2019, 11:49
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 4941
Views: 354780

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

Why Oh why does my windows 10 laptop keep popping up the message. 'Your PC ran into trouble and we need to shut down. Collecting data for analysis etc.' After wasting 5 minutes getting its act in order and requiring you to restore the page you were reading you find everything you had read previously...
by plaques
19 Aug 2019, 08:25
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Seen in the News
Replies: 18
Views: 227

Re: Seen in the News

If it takes something as large as a drain to short the power lines out just think of the nonsense of wires being dangled from balloon bombs (previous mystery object). These ideas were to make the people think that something positive was being done. Firing the AA after the event during the war to giv...
by plaques
18 Aug 2019, 21:32
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 4941
Views: 354780

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

Here's a light hearted totally pointless use of computers Box. Just as productive as a games machine.
by plaques
18 Aug 2019, 21:15
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6944
Views: 313607

Re: POLITICS CORNER

The leaked papers entitled 'Yellow Hammer' are offered up as a mid position assessment of the affect of a 'no deal' Brexit. Link. Gove defends their position by saying these are old worse case studies carried out by Mrs May's government which after their (Johnson's) foresight of throwing £2bn at the...
by plaques
18 Aug 2019, 11:40
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL
Replies: 1154
Views: 90730

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

`Brexit Party MEP, Annunziata Rees-Mogg, does not think Mr Johnson's meetings with European leaders this week will change much... "I anticipate it attempting to drown the goose that lays the golden eggs".' Probably a message from Angel Gabriel. We lesser mortals will not understand its meaning. Ann...
by plaques
18 Aug 2019, 07:18
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6944
Views: 313607

Re: POLITICS CORNER

I don't understand what is going on. Corbyn continues to insist that he should lead any temporary coalition even though it is clear that this is a non-starter and the only Labour voices we hear support this. I would have thought it was pretty obvious why he insists on following electoral protocol. ...
by plaques
17 Aug 2019, 07:07
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Seen in the News
Replies: 18
Views: 227

Re: Seen in the News

Did you see THIS? Evidently there was a bit of a scare during the demolition of the old car park in the town centre. When I was in Nelson the other week the area had been boarded up on the building was almost down. I didn't mention it because I thought it was old news. Tanker Grace 1. I said at the...
by plaques
15 Aug 2019, 21:01
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL
Replies: 1154
Views: 90730

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

"You have sat too long for any good you have been doing lately... Depart, I say; and let us have done with you. In the name of God, go!" (Oliver Cromwell) Could he mean the Tory government on Brexit?
by plaques
15 Aug 2019, 11:41
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 10386
Views: 496451

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

app loaded and then switch the GPS on if you get lost in a forest or down the back streets of Cambridge? Only a few years ago we set off with a rambling group not more than a mile from Burnley centre. Moved off the main road up a wooded valley towards Briercliffe. At no time were we more than ½ mil...
by plaques
15 Aug 2019, 07:52
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6944
Views: 313607

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Remember Harold and events? A slight variation to Harold's 'events' was an early quote by john Maynard Keynes about another prominent MP. " the trouble is he only considers the pieces on the chess board at that time." Chess having no rational solution whether or not. Johnson responds in Trump style...
by plaques
15 Aug 2019, 07:09
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10254
Views: 438282

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

I don't think it is such a bad thing. Keeps you fit and warm. It is repetitive, so you can just ZEN out and think your own thoughts How about this one which was part of Oscar Wilde's hard labour. Stand in line with your cap on so you could only look forward, no talking. Bend down pick up a large st...
by plaques
14 Aug 2019, 12:09
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 10386
Views: 496451

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Mussolini is back. "Say what you like about Mussolini, he made the trains run on time' First Trenitalia has won the contract to run rail services on the West Coast Main Line. Aberdeen-based firm First Group and Trenitalia UK, a subsidiary that is ultimately owned by the Italian government, will run ...

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