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by plaques
15 Oct 2018, 11:56
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 1011
Views: 82266

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

Clean GB week. A total misuse of statistics. quote... The UK has led the world to date in cutting emissions while creating wealth. Between 1990 and 2016, the UK reduced its emissions by over 40% while growing the economy by more than two-thirds – the best performance in the G7 on a per person basis....
by plaques
15 Oct 2018, 08:06
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 8846
Views: 392152

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Strategically placed on the base of a bath it stops you sliding about.
by plaques
15 Oct 2018, 08:02
Forum: Stanley's View
Topic: A SENSE OF PLACE.
Replies: 10
Views: 100

Re: A SENSE OF PLACE.

reinforced by all the history I've researched.... Also most grey tops have memories about things that the younger generation have never seen. This fact was reinforced when I went into the Nelson library and at the local history section asked if they had any photographs of the Reedyford Hospital whe...
by plaques
13 Oct 2018, 12:23
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 4032
Views: 325238

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

A combination of Agony and Ecstasy. Attracted by TalkTalk's offer of broadband between set values at a reasonable cost I thought I'd give it a try. Our house does not have fibre to the door and the fibre box is some distance away. The end result was a rather feeble 9Mb supply to the new router, whic...
by plaques
13 Oct 2018, 11:21
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 8846
Views: 392152

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Off the Scottish coast? I was using the same kind of terminology you get in sales adverts-- Up to 50% off. which is anything as little as 1% to a max of 50%. My 'off' can mean anything up to 2000 miles. I may have been wrong with the name it could have been the Olympic, but that's another conspirac...
by plaques
13 Oct 2018, 07:11
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 2759
Views: 140036

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

Sorry Stanley but they'll have to go. Mark my words.
by plaques
13 Oct 2018, 07:07
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 8846
Views: 392152

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

It was the pull chain on Titanic's ships bell that was recovered as a keepsake just before it went Glug, glug, off the Scottish coast.
by plaques
13 Oct 2018, 07:01
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5603
Views: 279250

Re: POLITICS CORNER

At midnight nothing exceptional happened During the Millennium bug crisis I talked to a number of software writers and they were under the same opinion that date changes were such a fundamental consideration that nothing would happen. But since the Establishment panicked and were offering loads of ...
by plaques
12 Oct 2018, 09:38
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2190
Views: 155955

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

Tripps wrote:
12 Oct 2018, 09:15
Numpty is a nice word - it's a sort of an insult, but still a bit 'cuddly'
A bit like velleity?
by plaques
11 Oct 2018, 07:45
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5603
Views: 279250

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Try as I may to follow the various manoeuvers and shenanigans of the Brexit I'm getting to the point of total confusion. As for as I can see this confusion is all part of the master plan to give the impression that an acceptable deal is just round the corner where in actual fact its just a delaying ...
by plaques
11 Oct 2018, 07:24
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 2677
Views: 150710

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

There is an Ordinance Survey map in Burnley library with nearly all the main points of interest, railways, coal, canals and factories all marked up in German. Probably similar maps exist for other towns.
by plaques
10 Oct 2018, 07:04
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 1692
Views: 135173

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

The main concerned appears to be the amount of lending to firms that are already up to their necks in loans that they may not be able to pay back. It looks like a re-run of the sub-prime lending bubble. The fear is that if America raises its interest rates many of these firms could go under bursting...
by plaques
09 Oct 2018, 08:48
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 9153
Views: 446190

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Water wastage quoted as _"At the moment three billion litres are lost every day, enough to fill over 1,000 Olympic-sized swimming pools". This shouldn't be a problem at the rate the leisure centres and swimming pools are closing.
by plaques
09 Oct 2018, 08:42
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5603
Views: 279250

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Something that has disappeared from the immediate headlines. Brussels offered Mrs May a potential Brexit deal which was partially built round the back stop Irish boarder. ie: computer recorded entries so that a hard customs boarder was unnecessary. It looked like Brussels was calling Mrs May's bluff...
by plaques
09 Oct 2018, 08:25
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WE ARE WHAT WE EAT
Replies: 1203
Views: 97000

Re: WE ARE WHAT WE EAT

"You can't expect people to have to make their own meals"? Looking at the statement from another angle, lifestyles have changed over the years and so have working patterns. I once talked to an engineer who lived in Burnley but worked in Stockport. His day was 5-30 AM set off to work, arrived home 7...
by plaques
08 Oct 2018, 11:22
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 8846
Views: 392152

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Don't want to spoil it but it was a bloody good swimmer.
by plaques
08 Oct 2018, 07:24
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 1011
Views: 82266

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

Probably a mixture of global warming and The Flatley Dryer. Can you remember the Clive Sinclair C%. Sinclair C5.JPG , 30 years before its time it was the forerunner of the current electric cars. Something like this which is simple, low cost and possibly limited mileage performance would be suitable ...
by plaques
07 Oct 2018, 11:53
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 1011
Views: 82266

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

In my view Colne's North Valley Road through Colne was purposely designed to cause traffic congestion. In normal conditions it takes at least 10 minutes to cover a mile. (6 miles and hour much of stood still). The thinking behind it appears to be that with so much congestion they had an argument to ...
by plaques
07 Oct 2018, 11:35
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5603
Views: 279250

Re: POLITICS CORNER

I see that May is appealing to disaffected members of the Labour Party to join the 'moderate and patriotic' Tory Party.. This is beginning to look like a re-run of the Spanish revolution where the elected socialist officials were all to ready to desert those who had elected them and go over to Fran...
by plaques
07 Oct 2018, 11:23
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 3002
Views: 162577

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Funny isn't it. I imagined seeing him with his head swathed in bandages and all I can see is a cannula patch on his hand. He looks good and you get the impression he is enjoying the atercare experience. Well done Ian.
by plaques
06 Oct 2018, 20:41
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 9153
Views: 446190

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Tizer wrote:
06 Oct 2018, 08:59
the bookseller has replaced every instance of the word Nazi on their web page for the book with asterisks
We'll be covering up our table legs next.
by plaques
06 Oct 2018, 20:36
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 3002
Views: 162577

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Excellent news. Must go down to tell Mrs P. Keep an eye on things for us Kev.
by plaques
05 Oct 2018, 12:22
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 9153
Views: 446190

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Colne's Boundary Mill is probably the nearest that locals will get to an American shopping experience. An enormous car park on the edge of town. IE: probably 98% of shoppers get there by car, a subtle way of keeping the lower orders out. A really modern nicely finished building that builds up expect...
by plaques
05 Oct 2018, 09:42
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5603
Views: 279250

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Stanley wrote:
05 Oct 2018, 02:37
it brings to mind IDS and the 'Quiet Man' speech.
Nothing original here. The widespread use of 'speak softly and carry a big stick' began with American president Theodore Roosevelt. In a letter to Henry L. Sprague, on January 26th 1900,
by plaques
05 Oct 2018, 09:12
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 1011
Views: 82266

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

The report isn't a statement of climate change denial only that even that wind power has its affect on the climate. Simply put, the energy you take out of the wind to produce electricity wiil slow the atmosphere distribution. But it is still far better than using coal.

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