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by plaques
05 Jul 2020, 08:32
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 2359
Views: 156505

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

One large firm, a household name, has just paid a £750,000 dividend but industry experts say that the drop in their asset prices means that on a realistic valuation they are actually insolvent. Talking of asset valuations. When my friend was selling one of his low cost 'for rent' houses during the ...
by plaques
05 Jul 2020, 08:07
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5308
Views: 368448

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

This very minute (8.45) just taken deliver of my Moto G7 phone from Argos. (£99.95) + delivery. Mrs P busily unpacking it and reading instructions. Somehow I get the feeling that I'll have to lever it out of her hands. Next problem is remembering who to get the sim card from that have been recommend...
by plaques
04 Jul 2020, 18:19
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 1697
Views: 101998

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

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by plaques
04 Jul 2020, 17:08
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 4554
Views: 283038

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

Ian, Obviously you are right. It was when I was attending the well mans clinic not long after the scan had become available I asked at the desk if I was eligible for the scan. I was told in no uncertain terms that I must get approval from my doctor with priority given to those who may need surgery. ...
by plaques
04 Jul 2020, 10:29
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Seen in the News
Replies: 625
Views: 10058

Re: Seen in the News

The Michelin White Swan Pub/Restaurant (dirty Duck) Fence is now open for a set 3 course meal £45 per head. Full precautions in place to protect against covin. Dirty Duck
by plaques
04 Jul 2020, 10:00
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Seen in the News
Replies: 625
Views: 10058

Re: Seen in the News

I've read most of Dawkins books probably the easiest to follow is. 'Climbing Mount Improbable' where the creationist view evolution as a cliff face where everything happens at once. Dawkins turns it round and says look at the gradual slope leading up to the cliff which took millions of years to reac...
by plaques
04 Jul 2020, 09:49
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 4554
Views: 283038

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

I believe in Australia they buy their drugs by collective negotiation to get better discounts on bulk purchases. The NHS does similar deals for the majority of their drugs. The noises coming from the proposed trade deals between the UK and America is to stop discount purchasing and make the NHS pay ...
by plaques
04 Jul 2020, 08:53
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 4554
Views: 283038

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

How DO you support a free service? If we accept that it is structured to be free at the point of delivery and we are happy with the way it is structured. ie: a socialist service, we would be supporting it by saying "keep your sticky capitalist fingers away" . From what we have seen is that introduci...
by plaques
04 Jul 2020, 07:41
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 4554
Views: 283038

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

How do you support a free service? ( do you mean via charity shops?) I suppose the first question is 'who pays for the charity shop'? In most cases the 'goods' are given free and the majority of the staff work for free but after that there are hidden costs that someone is paying for. Even food bank...
by plaques
04 Jul 2020, 07:20
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 12521
Views: 475652

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Boris and Trump being defenestrated. :biggrin2:
by plaques
04 Jul 2020, 07:18
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 11525
Views: 440874

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

If it fines up enough I'll 'think' about trimming the edge otherwise I'll be pondering how my different car works. More bells and whistles than Starship Enterprise. I feel a headache coming on already. :dizzy:
by plaques
03 Jul 2020, 20:34
Forum: Crafts
Topic: Shed Matters 3
Replies: 634
Views: 23044

Re: Shed Matters 3

I can't quite see what keeps the two faces, the sliding valve and the box back face, in contact with each other. If it relies on the pantograph mechanism to keep the faces together then you may have big problems. Have you got any elastic bands in your treasure chest. Don't laugh I've seen them solve...
by plaques
03 Jul 2020, 09:27
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 1094
Views: 12126

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

Tizer wrote:
03 Jul 2020, 08:43
There have been reports from other countries of testing for, and detecting, covid-19 virus in sewage water.
Those of a mature age will remember this song by Ian Wallace, Down Below. Although I wouldn't advocate walking the sewers to do a dipstick test.
by plaques
02 Jul 2020, 18:58
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 12521
Views: 475652

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

A Crocoduck. An evolution hybrid that never happened. Apparently it never took off.
by plaques
02 Jul 2020, 11:54
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 2359
Views: 156505

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

Disastrous day for the wallet yesterday tried to pay for a different car using my debit card. For no given reason the payment was blocked so trotted up to the bank for them to do their stuff. Everything sorted and car collected. Arrived home to find a message from the bank warning me to ring this nu...
by plaques
02 Jul 2020, 08:48
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 1094
Views: 12126

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

Most of us in our twilight years will carry on not doing what we have been not doing before. But Tripps link and some BBC reports point out that this is nowhere a level playing field. Some people are desperate for income that they are on the edge of the abyss where they cannot pay their way and wors...
by plaques
01 Jul 2020, 20:27
Forum: Reading
Topic: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?
Replies: 1426
Views: 87576

Re: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?

Finished, 'If Only they didn't Speak English', notes from Trumps America, by Jon Sopel, (2017) BBC's American editor. An insight into what makes America tick. Quite a lot of detail that we never hear about but also confirms a lot of suspicions that are in the back of your mind. Interesting and well ...
by plaques
01 Jul 2020, 08:12
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 8201
Views: 338754

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Remember what Cummings said. Given 3 days and people will have forgotten all about promises and future budgets. The three days is well and truly in the past so its quite in order to recycle building hospitals, roads and infrastructure, railways, training schemes and anything else to make the future ...
by plaques
01 Jul 2020, 07:56
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 2359
Views: 156505

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

Actually, I think it is leading to a total breakdown of society, a dystopian world where the rich sit in enclaves with private security and the waves of protesting poor batter their walls like waves in a storm. Fat lot of good their wealth will do them then. Wrong again Stanley, They will be sat on...
by plaques
01 Jul 2020, 07:41
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 1094
Views: 12126

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

They blame the fresh outbreak on lax private security guards that allowed those in isolation to skip out of the hotel. No more private security guards. Impossible, a privately run firm never fails they are more efficient and less costly than any government scheme. Its just propaganda to shift the b...
by plaques
30 Jun 2020, 08:35
Forum: Camping
Topic: Back Under Canvas
Replies: 58
Views: 1071

Re: Back Under Canvas

As a friend said to me about camping in france some years ago when a total stranger, a german, started talking to him in perfect english. Bemused my friend asked "how did you know I was english"? Easy, Tents sag in the middle and people sit on the floor to eat. :laugh5:
by plaques
30 Jun 2020, 08:29
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 8201
Views: 338754

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Why does it all sound like a Trumpism. Fire the people that disagree with you and install someone from the same background camp as yourself with the unwritten threat of the same could happen again. People will say that these aren't political appointments but the selection process for 'suitable' cand...
by plaques
30 Jun 2020, 08:18
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 2359
Views: 156505

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

Every time the Bank of England (BoE) prints money / electronic money through quantitative easing etc: someone has to pay for it. First its take money from the savers by reducing interest rates. Then off everybody by inflation. Those at the bottom by austerity and wage freezes. And finally reduce the...
by plaques
30 Jun 2020, 08:02
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Seen in the News
Replies: 625
Views: 10058

Re: Seen in the News

Strange that Louisiana still has the death penalty but hasn't actually executed anyone for almost 10 years. The threat on death row is still there though.
by plaques
30 Jun 2020, 07:44
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 12521
Views: 475652

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Don't think any of the workers had shorts on.

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