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by plaques
14 Aug 2018, 17:56
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5396
Views: 267519

Re: POLITICS CORNER

China, This link is to our 'independent ?' BBC. Link. . Lets go through some of the weasel words. Sub headline.Jeremy Corbyn has refused to apologise for being present when a wreath was laid in memory of some of those accused of the 1972 Munich terror attack. "This states he was present at those acc...
by plaques
14 Aug 2018, 11:56
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5396
Views: 267519

Re: POLITICS CORNER

China, everybody's entitled to their opinion but could you please give a bit more detail why you think so. If you take some care to read the comments by the Daily Mail, Express, Sun etc: The timeline of events is often given in the wrong order, their information sources are usually unspecified often...
by plaques
14 Aug 2018, 08:24
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: Borehole at Lower Burnt Hilĺ.
Replies: 109
Views: 1375

Re: Borehole at Lower Burnt Hilĺ.

For a totally different reason I was looking at the differences between distilled and deionized water. This link may be of interest as a bit of background knowledge. Link.
by plaques
13 Aug 2018, 11:31
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 8575
Views: 374238

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

I think you have been very generous Gloria. I was thinking of something much smaller than ships ropes. I would be happy with 4/10.
by plaques
13 Aug 2018, 09:06
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5396
Views: 267519

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Burka / Burqa, To us Westerners a totally alien form of dress that attracts attention and comment. We find it strange and disconcerting to have women walking about with their faces covered. There is undoubtedly cases where security or facial recognition is required they should be removed other than ...
by plaques
13 Aug 2018, 07:43
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?
Replies: 5534
Views: 264448

Re: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?

Haddock, thick cut chips and peas. followed by an enormous serving of ice cream and home made cheese cake covered with a giant pile of fresh fruits.
Well somebody has to counter balance all you weight watchers and live for ever fanatics.
by plaques
13 Aug 2018, 07:36
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 8575
Views: 374238

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Total guess. Looks like it could be something mechanical. Perhaps with pulleys fitted in the slots with wires pulling the figures along a slide like a very early clock or some kind of server. ????
by plaques
12 Aug 2018, 07:26
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 2741
Views: 153230

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

If its a definitive brain scan your head will probably be held in a plastic frame to restrict any movement. Just make sure you are comfortable with your position before they set off. There's an intercom connection if you get a bit distressed but other than that its dead easy.
by plaques
11 Aug 2018, 11:48
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5396
Views: 267519

Re: POLITICS CORNER

They condemned millions of first-class people to semi-starvation. Tripps reply in 'Quotes' ...The quote was of its time, and probably appropriate then. Now? I don't think so. The dramatic rise in food banks tends to point that austerity is taking its toll. Will the UK ever reach the point of semi s...
by plaques
08 Aug 2018, 17:19
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 8575
Views: 374238

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Both Stanley and StoneRoad are spot on. Part of the relatively new exhibition at the 'Rocket House' Newbiggin. Similar pictures were on display at the 'Watch Tower' Museum Seaton Sluice. P8040029.JPG The Rocket was attached to a line which could be fired 300 yards. A much heavier rope could then pul...
by plaques
07 Aug 2018, 19:19
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 8575
Views: 374238

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

What's so special about this wagon?
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by plaques
06 Aug 2018, 20:47
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 7650
Views: 345713

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

What's going on with OG members? Our weekend was at Newbigging with a day at Seaton Sluice. Finished off with some of the best bought out fish and chips I've had for ages. Beautiful weekend, the weather couldn't have been better.
by plaques
03 Aug 2018, 08:16
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 946
Views: 79149

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

China, I applaud your faith in technology but it doesn't appear to extend to longevity "you won't be here in 2070". Remember T Dan Smith from Newcastle that promised North Sea gas & oil would be so cheap that you would be able to warm the North sea up with it. If I remember correctly the Large Hadro...
by plaques
03 Aug 2018, 07:17
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5396
Views: 267519

Re: POLITICS CORNER

The Corbyn plan of a major speech on anti-Semitism at the Museum of Jewish History I doubt if they will let him speak. The other more negative groups will find all sorts of reasons for not allowing to take the platform. They would rather nibble away with accusations and innuendo than listen to what...
by plaques
03 Aug 2018, 07:05
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 1638
Views: 130646

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

Listened to the reasons for the latest bank rate interest rise. The usual reasons were trotted out. More people working, wages rising, inflation rising, in fact everything in the garden is rosy. Blaa. Blaa .. Blaa. Then right at the end of the explanation.... It allows the Bank of England to drop ra...
by plaques
02 Aug 2018, 11:44
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 946
Views: 79149

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

I'm getting a little more than annoyed with the American Republicans. To a man they deny that climate change is taking place. Of course they know it is taking place and are encouraging its development by burning more coal and other fossil fuels. So why are they doing it? Simply because there will be...
by plaques
01 Aug 2018, 21:36
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5396
Views: 267519

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Corbyn probably spends his time campaigning to local groups rather than trying to avoid the man traps set by the 'independent' press. One can almost guarantee that the big splash headline will not reflect the actual content of what was under discussion. The headline on John Prescott's comments Link....
by plaques
01 Aug 2018, 08:02
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5396
Views: 267519

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Willsman affair and ant-Semitism as a whole. The whole anti-Semitism affair should have far more debate than newspaper headlines that are designed to knock Corbyn than look at the overall problem. One thing is clear is that the Jewish community especially in Europe have suffered untold atrocities f...
by plaques
30 Jul 2018, 12:08
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5396
Views: 267519

Re: POLITICS CORNER

At least a movement is now growing to create a third party. This is always a possibility but how will the current two party + fringe parties line up? Currently reading a book on ' The coming of the Third Reich' (by Richard J Evens) he lays out in some detail how small extremist political groups can...
by plaques
29 Jul 2018, 09:45
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 7650
Views: 345713

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Newbiggin is virtually our second home. We've been travelling up there since the 1960's. Normally at this time of year we spend a few days at the Alnwick music festival but this year it has been cancelled. If you do go up to Alnwick pop in to Barter Books on Station Wagonway Road, Link. The kids can...
by plaques
27 Jul 2018, 11:51
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5396
Views: 267519

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Mrs Teflon May will negotiate the best possible Brexit but just in case these foreigners don't see it our way it is prudent to stockpile some of the things that may become in short supply. By-the-way its not the government who will doing the stockpiling but ordinary companies and individuals. These ...
by plaques
24 Jul 2018, 07:32
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5396
Views: 267519

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Rees-Mogg has been quoted as saying that a hard Brexit will ultimately benefit the UK but it could take 50 years. No prizes for guessing who will be the winners and losers during this 50 year period. Barnier has pulled the rug from under the under the banking feeding trough by rejecting the recent C...
by plaques
24 Jul 2018, 07:18
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: PUBLIC SERVICE CUTS
Replies: 348
Views: 33641

Re: PUBLIC SERVICE CUTS

We all come across examples of reductions in income but tend to dismiss them as 'these things happen'. Two examples related to me in the last couple of weeks were typical of the current problems. A lady wanted to take her two daughters to Blackpool for the week but found that the weeks caravan site ...
by plaques
22 Jul 2018, 07:59
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5396
Views: 267519

Re: POLITICS CORNER

One of the main benefits given high prominence when we leave the EU is that we will be able to export our manufactured goods at prices and tariffs which will make us ultra competitive. There are two main obstacles to this bit of El Derado.The first being that large sections of our manufacturing indu...
by plaques
20 Jul 2018, 11:58
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5396
Views: 267519

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Talking of Democrats.. The majority of the Republicans have moved so far to the right as to be almost outside the normal standards of democracy. The basic doctoring being "everything for us, nothing for the rest". The exact opposite of Corbyn's Labour Party slogan. The Democrats have become what us...

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