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by plaques
04 Jun 2020, 08:51
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 8104
Views: 337634

Re: POLITICS CORNER

For those who are interested in seeing the £ sink below the horizon the brief fillip fueled by releasing more cannon fodder to the covid virus has been overtaken by reality. . Exchange rate.jpg The size 12 hats have now come to the conclusion that if the UK doesn't get an extension to the EU leaving...
by plaques
03 Jun 2020, 19:51
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 1598
Views: 100764

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

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by plaques
03 Jun 2020, 18:49
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Seen in the News
Replies: 553
Views: 9243

Re: Seen in the News

Rolls Barlick to lose 200 job in the latest round of redundancies. Rolls. That appears to be 200 out of 740. (27%).
by plaques
03 Jun 2020, 16:42
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 4482
Views: 281456

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

Monk's Cottages. Not an easy place to find on the google maps. They are blocked in behind other buildings.

This may help a little.
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by plaques
03 Jun 2020, 08:24
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 842
Views: 9635

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

Some of the current theories offer up the idea that the covid-19 that we are seeing now is actually a mutation from a less severe coronavirus type that infected people before this pandemic outbreak. Being a relative mild infection it was largely ignored as a pandemic pathogen. If the route was via a...
by plaques
03 Jun 2020, 08:14
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2781
Views: 183456

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

Keir Starmer accusing Boris of 'winging' it. Wing it: Improvise, as in The interviewer had not read the author's book; he was just winging it. This expression comes from the theater, where it alludes to an actor studying his part in the wings (the areas to either side of the stage) because he has be...
by plaques
03 Jun 2020, 07:40
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Seen in the News
Replies: 553
Views: 9243

Re: Seen in the News

The debate over when to open schools rumbles on. Parents are naturally concerned about the risk to their children but there is another side to these school closures. Once a child gets left behind in their education it is very difficult for the average child from a poor background to catch up. Nearly...
by plaques
02 Jun 2020, 20:24
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 1598
Views: 100764

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

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by plaques
02 Jun 2020, 20:19
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 842
Views: 9635

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

Conspiracy theory in full flow. What if this sudden release of lockdown conditions is a negotiating ploy to show the EU that we are in a good enough shape, corvid -19, speaking that we can weather a crash out trade deal. The negotiations at the moment appear to be going nowhere so if nothing changes...
by plaques
02 Jun 2020, 11:54
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: BOB'S BITS
Replies: 2870
Views: 171979

Re: BOB'S BITS

Wallace Hartley's body was recovered from the sea several days after the Titanic sank. Still in his bandmaster's dress uniform it was thought that he was a ships officer and his body retained rather than being buried at sea along with many passengers and crew. subsequently he was buried in the Colne...
by plaques
02 Jun 2020, 07:41
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 8104
Views: 337634

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Trump's reaction to the demonstrations and rioting is the direct opposite to that taken by Franklin D Roosevelt, when faced with veterans camping out near the White House asking for their delayed pension payouts. Arranged to see their leaders. Sent his wife to visit the encampment, Agreed that livin...
by plaques
02 Jun 2020, 07:20
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 842
Views: 9635

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

Trying hard not to bore people to death with the maths behind corvid infection rate and probabilities of catching it here is my much simplified explanation. Most people now know that the R rate is the propensity for the virus to spread through the community. With a R rate of 4, a single person withi...
by plaques
01 Jun 2020, 18:03
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 1598
Views: 100764

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

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by plaques
01 Jun 2020, 11:37
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 12280
Views: 473452

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

I've got to give it to Gloria. No point in pulling any more teeth.
I put it on just to add to Tripps velcro memory. The first Piggy Wiggly self service store.

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by plaques
01 Jun 2020, 07:46
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 12280
Views: 473452

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Meantime while Stanley is puzzling why have I put this picture on OG

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by plaques
01 Jun 2020, 07:21
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 842
Views: 9635

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

I'm getting all confused about the covid risk statistics. At the start of the epidemic with the R rate at 4+, ie: the number of people an infectious person is likely to infect if out in the community, which apparently now equates to 1 in 40 for the people likely to catch it. Now the R rate has dropp...
by plaques
01 Jun 2020, 06:30
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 1598
Views: 100764

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

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by plaques
31 May 2020, 17:29
Forum: Reading
Topic: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?
Replies: 1391
Views: 87069

Re: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?

Bleak House. Its now become a challenge. T-shirt material. In its own way its very descriptive, every pimple and blemish, warts and all, are there in fine detail. Of course it was set in the days before cinema and quick fire TV. Lots of archaic words that have disappeared into the mist of time. Thir...
by plaques
31 May 2020, 12:05
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 842
Views: 9635

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

I'll just throw another one in the melting pot. Are statins beneficial in preventing covid-19 infection? There is nothing to prove a link with statins as a causation in catching the coronavirus but those with high lipids may be in the higher risk group if they do catch it. Bringing the cholesterol d...
by plaques
31 May 2020, 08:04
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 11285
Views: 438633

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Yesterday was busier than planned. Trimmed the tops (about six feet) off about eight conifers. Being of average height I could bring them down to about 7ft 6 inch still stood on the ground. Today's task is to tidy up all the branches and turn as much as possible into serviceable firewood. A good bit...
by plaques
31 May 2020, 07:34
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL
Replies: 1336
Views: 96764

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

Mrs P watches the briefings, every word every chart which gets quoted at me on every opinion I utter. Last night she came bounding out, big grin on face, ready to quote Professor Jonathan Van Tam. I'd just picked up Tripps post and got my two penny worth in first. Well done Tripps for getting off th...
by plaques
31 May 2020, 07:10
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 842
Views: 9635

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

We could go on for ever bandying numbers about. Chart after chart being shown to highlight their particular theme. Numbers are never as simple as people think. Here is a 5 minute YouTube which may explain why charts are presented in different ways.
Vox Charts.
by plaques
30 May 2020, 20:14
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 1598
Views: 100764

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

Here's a follow up to Cathy's 'Ode To The Spell Checker. By Frank Browning.'

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by plaques
30 May 2020, 07:56
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 842
Views: 9635

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

As for the rest, I am strictly distancing and will do until there is a trustworthy vaccine. This extends to hospital and doctors as well. I expect it to be necessary for two years at least. I'll be very grateful if I live that long! Hopefully you mean if you escape the clutches of the virus otherwi...
by plaques
30 May 2020, 06:51
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS
Replies: 1666
Views: 114623

Re: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS

Some of the early LEDs produced an excessive amount of Ultraviolet that they presented a danger to eyesight. Mainly used in agriculture for extending daylight hours at a low cost.

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