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by plaques
21 Feb 2018, 08:33
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 4917
Views: 231525

Re: POLITICS CORNER

These communist spy allegations are a re-run of the smear campaign against Ramsey MacDonald's Labour Prime Mister of 1924. The "Zinoviev" letter was later shown to be a forgery but it was too late to prevent a Labour Government winning the election. Link. No smoke without fire? The rightwing press h...
by plaques
20 Feb 2018, 22:46
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 4917
Views: 231525

Re: POLITICS CORNER

It looks like the Corbyn 'Spy' has finally been put to rest. The rightwing press plus Mrs May have all got egg on their faces through trying to portray what was a lie and at best a load of mischief. Without going into detail here are the links to follow. The Guardian. YouTube 'Corbyn Speach. youTube...
by plaques
20 Feb 2018, 18:10
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 8390
Views: 367484

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

You are right Tripps, a really stupid idea. By time the next election comes there will be millions sleeping rough. How can anyone afford to house all these people? Better to stop these pernicious incentives before they take hold. Also since the majority of young people will never be able to afford t...
by plaques
20 Feb 2018, 09:00
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 4917
Views: 231525

Re: POLITICS CORNER

David Davis's comments "David Davis will say fears about a 'race to the bottom" in workers' rights and environmental standards are "based on nothing"'. One doesn't have to rewrite specifications to a lower standard or actively cut wages, all you have to do is stand still. We are seeing the affect of...
by plaques
19 Feb 2018, 11:02
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 7009
Views: 294396

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Don't use one of these steam cleaners on this type of tiles. In my opinion the steam penetrates the joints and makes the tiles expand.
by plaques
19 Feb 2018, 10:58
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS
Replies: 52
Views: 7138

Re: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS

Sky lifts first mentioned by Arthur C. Clarke, 'The Fountains of Paradise' 1979. Link. .
Had my belly full of sagging beams and vibrating strings especially when William Bragg got involved. Best forgotten.

How many beans make 5? Give me a clue, mine won't stand still long enough to count them.
by plaques
19 Feb 2018, 10:38
Forum: Reading
Topic: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?
Replies: 859
Views: 58767

Re: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?

Sat on my book shelf for almost a year now, 'The Tories' by Alan Clark. Never liked the man: probably only bought it because it was cheap. Far too sarcastic for my liking and as it would appear for most of his fellow Tories. The first few pages are totally different from what I was expecting. I thin...
by plaques
19 Feb 2018, 10:07
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 8390
Views: 367484

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Tizer. Good Link. Must take some time out to read it properly.
I think my dentist has got one of these drills.
Dentist Drill..JPG
by plaques
18 Feb 2018, 19:10
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS
Replies: 52
Views: 7138

Re: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS

China, This has taken up some of my valuable chess playing time. If it raises up as a true arc of a circle then the calc:s require a lot of shuffling which will take up even more time. But if you are happy with a simple piggysorus calc: then its just under 2100 ft
by plaques
17 Feb 2018, 19:21
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 4917
Views: 231525

Re: POLITICS CORNER

The Telegraph has made a big splash of this by using some distorted logic that runs like..... All diplomats, because they are employed by a government, are spies of that government. This naturally applies to our own diplomats. If you talk to a diplomat and release information however innocuous in th...
by plaques
17 Feb 2018, 08:17
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS
Replies: 1212
Views: 84353

Re: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS

Wasn't it first thought that Napoleon had been accidentally poisoned by the arsenic from the white wash they used at that time. Finally they put his death down to the good old 'inheritance powder' that had been put in his porridge.
by plaques
16 Feb 2018, 18:42
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 822
Views: 65768

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

Bob, a 70-year-old, extremely wealthy widower, shows up at the Country Club with a breathtakingly beautiful and very sexy 25-year-old woman who hypnotized everyone with her youthful sex appeal and charm and who hung over Bob’s arm and listened intently to his every word. His pals at the club are all...
by plaques
16 Feb 2018, 12:58
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 8390
Views: 367484

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

At least the newspapers and ministers seem to have a sense of humor .

...extramarital affair with a press secretary, who is now his partner and pregnant with their child.

...had showed a “shocking error of judgment”

He just got his timing wrong.
by plaques
16 Feb 2018, 12:45
Forum: Stanley's View
Topic: THE GREYSTONE INN
Replies: 6
Views: 67

Re: THE GREYSTONE INN

Which fits very nicely with Marriott Edgar's monologue 'George and the dragon' last three verses... With these few remarks th' old girl took in her head And slammed winder to in his face; He took a look round and for t' very first time He noticed the name of the place. He picked up some pebbles he f...
by plaques
14 Feb 2018, 08:55
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 1540
Views: 117593

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

From the above Link. It may be just a coincidence that this area of land in Colne identified as 'foreign' owned and now subject to a much contested planning application for hundreds of houses happened to have been bought prior to Pendle Core Strategy plan which we now all know is a 'build anywhere y...
by plaques
13 Feb 2018, 14:39
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 822
Views: 65768

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

A Doctor was addressing a large audience “The material we put into our stomachs is enough to have killed most of us sitting here, years ago. Red meat is awful. Soft drinks corrode your stomach lining. Chinese food is loaded with MSG. High fat diets can be disastrous, and none of us realizes the long...
by plaques
13 Feb 2018, 08:56
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 4917
Views: 231525

Re: POLITICS CORNER

T May has a dilemma At first glance at this I read it as ' T May has dementia ', I thought "Nay Stanley that's a bit harsh even for you". Anyway, back to the dilemma. It would appear that we are on our way to having a War Cabinet. Newspaper headlines are talking about ... "Theresa May and Cabinet h...
by plaques
12 Feb 2018, 09:24
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS
Replies: 2166
Views: 155132

Re: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS

Recently posted in the Burnley papers, The old Iron Foundry in Hammerton St to be converted into luxury flats. I remember not too long ago when this was still a working foundry. Probably the last of its kind so near to the town centre. Hammerton st..JPG This cotton spinning mill was built between 18...
by plaques
11 Feb 2018, 09:48
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 4917
Views: 231525

Re: POLITICS CORNER

I have an idea that the reason all opposition parties have not directly attacked the government with a motion of No Confidence is that they want the debacle to be seen as entirely the fault of the Tories. There are two main weaknesses to this argument. First this requires some Tories to vote with L...
by plaques
11 Feb 2018, 08:47
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 8390
Views: 367484

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

The most common emollients contain paraffin products. Typically from their make up.. Liquid Paraffin, White Soft Paraffin, Glycerin - The Health Centres tend to use one of the branded products and apply it quite liberally where dry skin is involved. From my experience it does survive a shower or a q...
by plaques
09 Feb 2018, 09:59
Forum: TV
Topic: GOOD TV
Replies: 1141
Views: 71552

Re: GOOD TV

Sounds, pardon the pun, handy for connecting the laptop up rather than listen to some squeaky little speakers. If it can be done at the press of a button?
by plaques
09 Feb 2018, 09:55
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 4917
Views: 231525

Re: POLITICS CORNER

PanBiker, I suspect what he means is that none of the track has been sold off therefore its 'intact' and all the ROAD bridges have been preserved. Very slippery with words are our MP's. I'm surprised he didn't mention all the money we saved by not having a railway can go towards rebuilding the railw...
by plaques
09 Feb 2018, 09:32
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS
Replies: 1212
Views: 84353

Re: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS

By claiming to make the water more 'slippery?' they also separate you from £70.89. making your wallet light and easier to manage. Although the 'Blue balls may help to keep your washing apart during the wash its exactly as it says on the tin 'a load of b...s.
by plaques
08 Feb 2018, 09:08
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: PUBLIC SERVICE CUTS
Replies: 283
Views: 28589

Re: PUBLIC SERVICE CUTS

The Council tax is well known for being a regressive tax hitting the poorest the hardest It is estimated that the poorest pay 8% of their income while the richest lose 2%. Link. Quote..The Institute for Fiscal Studies’ Paul Johnson even described it as "being deliberately regressive in its design" ....
by plaques
07 Feb 2018, 22:06
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 4917
Views: 231525

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Found Mrs May's Brexit signature tune.. Some of you will remember it..

We're busy doin' nothin'
Workin' the whole day through
Tryin' to find lots of things not to do
We're busy goin' nowhere
Isn't it just a crime
We'd like to be unhappy, but
We never do have the time

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