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by plaques
14 Nov 2019, 08:39
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 am suggesting that the solution is simple, people are poor! It's as good an explanation as any other that has been suggested. That can't be right Stanley, think of all those people on minimum wage and zero hours contract all itching to buy new cars, go on foreign holidays, buy new houses, max out...
by plaques
14 Nov 2019, 07:57
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!

There is inflation and inflation. It all depends where in the queue you stand. If we look at average figures ie: a total basket of goods and services that the average person would spend on then its probably true. So we are looking at an average wage of £470 per week. Once you drop below this thresho...
by plaques
13 Nov 2019, 10:04
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7351
Views: 327354

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Spending plans and black holes a common theme in the current election campaign yet every time anybody mentions Trident the debate is shut down. Most people know that our 'independent' nuclear deterrent isn't independent at all. Quote: So we are being asked to spend around £100bn – or 12 times the To...
by plaques
13 Nov 2019, 08:59
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS
Replies: 1539
Views: 110665

Re: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS

That's me, Everything mentioned plus others. I get no pleasure from chocolate or bear and coffee. Now that I'm getting older my tastes are mellowing a bit and I can manage small amounts but generally only to be sociable. The advantage is there's no urge to over indulge in the things that doctors adv...
by plaques
12 Nov 2019, 12:52
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Seen in the News
Replies: 126
Views: 2062

Re: Seen in the News

Nick Boles ex-Tory minister calling Corbyn a pharisee. Boles A strange choice of words, weren't the pharisees a Jewish sect? Just when a large chunk of the Jewish community is saying Corbyn is an anti Semite, here we have Nick Boles saying he is acting like a Jew. Confusing isn't it.
by plaques
12 Nov 2019, 09:53
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 10683
Views: 512673

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

I know a few people who vape and smoke cigarettes, In my mind 'vaping' is bad news. Industry is doing their best to get young people hooked on nicotine so that they have an assured market for years to come. The younger they are the more susceptible to nicotine addiction you are. Flavored vaping is ...
by plaques
12 Nov 2019, 08:57
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7351
Views: 327354

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Which ever the way you look at it a vote for Farage's Brexit party or Johnson's 'Get Brexit Done' Tory party is a vote for Trump. Seeing Farage standing side by side with trump brings back images of Blair with G W Bush prior to the Iraq invasion. Not a good combination to be following. Johnson's fan...
by plaques
11 Nov 2019, 19:43
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 3693
Views: 171332

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

Actually I went to the hairdressers last thursday for my Christmas hair cut. She was so fascinated by its strength and silky texture that she couldn't leave it alone. Lifting it between her fingers and taking the most delicate of snips that I thought I was going to be there all day. Then came the th...
by plaques
11 Nov 2019, 09:44
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 3693
Views: 171332

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

The fashion among men is a bald head. Something that crumblies have a head start on. What the crumblies do today the world does tomorrow.
by plaques
11 Nov 2019, 08:56
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7351
Views: 327354

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Whyperion, Statistical examination of voting trends has moved to a different level compared to the days when gangs of people rove about shopping malls asking how you would vote. Today the sophistication is at degree level and above. People who practice psephology are called psephologists.(pebble cou...
by plaques
10 Nov 2019, 09:18
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7351
Views: 327354

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Today's headline splash is Labour's spending plans. The Tories have thrown one of their dead cats on the table to deflect from their disastrous start to their election campaign. Spending plans are always open to interpretation, a typical example is if you borrow to create an asset are you in debt or...
by plaques
09 Nov 2019, 19:04
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7351
Views: 327354

Re: POLITICS CORNER

I wonder if the asian population did not vote in the referendum, they might in the general election, but the quantity of low paid/ no paid people in the relatively poor quality council/housing pendle properties from Nelson / Colne and northwards dont to me seem inclined to identify with labour poli...
by plaques
09 Nov 2019, 08:28
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7351
Views: 327354

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Johnson's 'Get Brexit Done' doesn't say what type of Brexit he is talking about. He mentions his fantastic deal as though it is a done deal in that all MPs have agreed to it where the truth is that they have only agreed to debate it. Depending on what kind of amendments that could be bolted on the d...
by plaques
08 Nov 2019, 21:53
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 3433
Views: 179656

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

In one of my visits to Mr Imrie on Wellhouse Rd, he had just got a new air turbine drill that he was itching to use. At that time he was still using the old belt driven grinders and couldn't convince anybody to let him try his new toy out. He said to me would you mind if I used it on you nobody else...
by plaques
08 Nov 2019, 18:23
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5045
Views: 361650

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

Very kind of you to offer. I'm saying its a one off but the other month it was a None off. Who knows? I can already see Mrs P's thinking lamp flickering as she looks at the smaller tele. :surprised:
by plaques
08 Nov 2019, 12:43
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. Our MP Mr Andrew Stephenson has never made it a secret that he is in the leave camp. He is also in favor of leaving without...
by plaques
08 Nov 2019, 12:28
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5045
Views: 361650

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

Ian. I bought them ready made up since I didn't envisage ever wanting to do it again. Buying the cable, the connectors and the crimping tool for a one off would have been more expensive than the ready to use one. £30 for 40 metres. door to door two day delivery. Cable Monkey. I have a set of masonry...
by plaques
08 Nov 2019, 09:52
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5045
Views: 361650

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

My amateur explanation for possible powerline problems is that the router internet signal enters the mains circuitry through the entry powerline box which then whizzes round your mains circuits including all your consumer unit box outlets, then pops out at your secondary powerline box and into your ...
by plaques
07 Nov 2019, 13:35
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10700
Views: 453484

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

There appear to be two of these rack mechanisms which suggests a tilting bench of some kind perhaps a circular saw or band saw?
by plaques
07 Nov 2019, 13:02
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5045
Views: 361650

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

If you're going to drill holes through the outside walls, Plaques, I suggest you do more trail runs first to be absolutely sure it works every time, otherwise it's a lot of effort and mess for nothing. When I did my trial the powerlines were already giving trouble the wired connection sorted everyt...
by plaques
07 Nov 2019, 08:58
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5045
Views: 361650

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

I'm now including anything related to TV delivery via the internet as computer related. Readers may remember the endless problems I had with TalkTalk in getting a stable supply for the WiFi and wired connections. After a lot of internet 'chat' the problem eased but never completely disappeared. Over...
by plaques
07 Nov 2019, 08:16
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7351
Views: 327354

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Johnson has just fired his first shot in the election campaign, 'Get Brexit Done' 'unleash Britain's potential' A better delivery than Maybot and has ditched the strong and stable approach to government, I wonder why? Very animated with lots of unrelated side issues peppered with his favorite tag li...
by plaques
06 Nov 2019, 12:37
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 3433
Views: 179656

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

To the question... what is the first thing you should do as the pilot when you see that your rear passenger has fallen out of the plane when flying upside down??? Answer..Trim the craft.
by plaques
06 Nov 2019, 08:41
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7351
Views: 327354

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Whyperion's point about vertical flame spread is very important. My friend worked for a firm that made piping insulation, the kind that you buy at B&Q, try to set fire to it when held horizontal and it just smouldered. hold it vertically and it would catch fire. I'm pleased to say that they overcame...
by plaques
05 Nov 2019, 08:48
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7351
Views: 327354

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Levido is news to me Tiz, thanks for the link. Didn't May have an attack dog advising her? Mrs May's advisors were Nicholas James Timothy CBE (born March 1980) is a British political adviser. He served as Joint Downing Street Chief of Staff, alongside Fiona Hill, to Prime Minister Theresa May, unti...

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