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by plaques
14 Apr 2021, 08:23
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 9202
Views: 462698

Re: POLITICS CORNER

And meanwhile until the sleaze dies down. The Brexit trade position takes a turn for the worse. Of course our right-wing media are trying to put the best gloss on it as they can. Headline GDP has risen 0.4% all clap your hands. but GDP is a useless measurement eg. if people returned to work on half ...
by plaques
14 Apr 2021, 07:22
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2727
Views: 213086

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

Joseph Priestley, and Antoine-Laurent de Lavoisier got a lot nearer to the truth with their experiments. It should all be in the book that you have offered to loan to me. No rush with it I've just picked up two more from the Library. PS, Libraries are now open on a limited access basis. Very well co...
by plaques
13 Apr 2021, 08:27
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Seen in the News
Replies: 1354
Views: 42980

Re: Seen in the News

Will Brenda down size from Windsor Castle? Of course its the Royal residence owned by the Royal family that is until it burnt down then suddenly it became a public liability. Don't wish Brenda any harm but when she goes that should be it and end of all this Royalty nonsense.
by plaques
13 Apr 2021, 08:21
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 9202
Views: 462698

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Greensill did get one contract under the emergency measures, no competing tendering, but it had nothing to to with Covid supplies so why emergency measure and not the normal procedure? Something odd going on with Brexit and its affect on the UK economy. Almost daily we see charts on the Covid virus ...
by plaques
13 Apr 2021, 08:01
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2727
Views: 213086

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

So with more oxygen in the air will people and animals all become bigger like the prehistoric animals or will we automatically expire in spontaneous combustion and leave this mortal coil with a bang. :biggrin2:
by plaques
13 Apr 2021, 07:48
Forum: Reading
Topic: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?
Replies: 1701
Views: 120070

Re: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?

Even if you get through it and it does get more boring towards the end there is always a feeling he is missing a lot out and not giving the full story about what GCHQ is up to in the world.
by plaques
13 Apr 2021, 07:43
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 14438
Views: 687501

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Looks broad gauge so I'll guess at Isambard Brunel and the tunnel to Bristol. Memory is failing with old age. :biggrin2:
by plaques
13 Apr 2021, 07:37
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 13826
Views: 628315

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Lined up for my first indoor swim at lunch time. Don't Know how I'll manage with this mop on my head. At least the chlorine will bleach the roots to match the rest of it. The Gods were against me for garage painting. Managed to wash the paneling down with warm soapy water to get the green algae off ...
by plaques
12 Apr 2021, 08:54
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2727
Views: 213086

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

I think we worry too much, the western energy has been an excess of CO2 over natural levels, mature trees balance 0 and C02 over a year. Plant hedges. Yes humans have been producing too much carbon dioxide but trees only retain a balance within themselves. CO2 in, C captured and O output until it d...
by plaques
12 Apr 2021, 08:43
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 2947
Views: 87738

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

If anyone invades your body, procedure, operation, drugs or even Sunday newspaper stuff, they need your agreement to do so. If the outcome goes wrong then litigation may be in order to prove neglect. I don't think you have totally waved all your rights but it could be very expensive to prove otherwi...
by plaques
12 Apr 2021, 07:13
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL
Replies: 1518
Views: 123259

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

Pity he didn't think that when he had Greensill acting as his unpaid un-appointed private adviser. The next question is how far back did these backroom deal go. Nod nod, wink wink. Did Greensill spot that Cameron having made a balls of Brexit was ripe for picking?
by plaques
11 Apr 2021, 11:52
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 9202
Views: 462698

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Its nice to know that 'Smoke filled rooms' is still alive and kicking. A smoke-filled room (sometimes called a smoke-filled back room) is a secret political gathering or round-table-style decision-making process. The phrase is generally used to suggest an inner circle of power brokers, as at a conve...
by plaques
11 Apr 2021, 11:38
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2727
Views: 213086

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

How about this for an unintended consequence of electric cars. Obviously we will burn less fossil fuel and therefore less carbon dioxide. Since we are not combining the Carbon with oxygen C+(O2) therefore a surplus of oxygen. Dangerous stuff is oxygen sets things on fire and makes things oxydise.
by plaques
11 Apr 2021, 07:27
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 9202
Views: 462698

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Stanley wrote: 11 Apr 2021, 03:30 My question is still why? What's a royal death got to do with elections?
Just to remind you where in the pecking order you stand. We now know that democracy stands behind Royalty. I always wondered what Brexit was about and now I know.
by plaques
11 Apr 2021, 07:17
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 13826
Views: 628315

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Talk for your[attachment=0self, a bit of wet snow,.... View from kitchen window. I was going to paint the garage today

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by plaques
10 Apr 2021, 11:33
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: OBITUARIES
Replies: 1406
Views: 143909

Re: OBITUARIES

The general consensus of those who follow these things seems to be that he is 7/8th Danish, 1/8th, German, 0 Greek.
by plaques
10 Apr 2021, 08:01
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 13007
Views: 730594

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

it would not be the first time that 'Royal' deaths appear to have been optimised to give the best media cover. Not available for ordinary mortals but very convenient to die at home.
by plaques
10 Apr 2021, 07:51
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 5434
Views: 293791

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

I see two different problems here. 1) People who are massively overweight may be putting their health at risk. A small number of these will go through life as normal but the majority will suffer some of the illnesses that being overweight brings. How to make these people realise they may be heading ...
by plaques
09 Apr 2021, 11:54
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 14438
Views: 687501

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Nearly all Stanley's mystery instruments appear to be on the painful side. It would surprise me if they weren't involved with castrating sheep. :sad:
by plaques
09 Apr 2021, 11:48
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 13007
Views: 730594

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

We even have Make America Great Again. MAGA . being Trump's password. :laugh5:
by plaques
09 Apr 2021, 11:44
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 9202
Views: 462698

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Quote.. The National Rifle Association (NRA), the biggest gun rights lobby group in the US, described the measures as "extreme" and said it was ready to fight. I have read that the NRA is under investigation for misuse of members funds for private use. Something a not for profit organisation should ...
by plaques
09 Apr 2021, 08:30
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 13826
Views: 628315

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Many photos have been thrown, such as ones of ex students, college events, work colleagues, With plenty of covid time on my hands I've looked through a number of the local Facebook sites (Burnley Barlick etc) nearly all of them are desperate for more local information, events, people, places. Usual...
by plaques
08 Apr 2021, 08:46
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 2947
Views: 87738

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

Yes we've been to Singapore and its clean but so is Canada. America is not bad in places and dare I say it so is most of rural England. A friend on his first visit to Colne from the Newcastle area commented on how clean the town was. All this comparison business is quite in order but with the covid ...
by plaques
08 Apr 2021, 07:52
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 2947
Views: 87738

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

How many young people will actually try to calculate the risk factor and then make a valued judgement? Its the grey tops who are hanging on until the fat lady sings that would go down this road. The rest would simply follow the last tabloid headlines and get Vaxit done. The vaccine passport debate r...
by plaques
07 Apr 2021, 07:52
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 9202
Views: 462698

Re: POLITICS CORNER

“ I’ve always thought you lacked forethought and proper planning...” said Pooh, shaking his head. “Best leave the brainwork to me”. I like that. When / if the covid becomes less of the blanket covering headlines then Brexit will be shown to be the really big problem. So far there hasn't been one fa...

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