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by plaques
20 Apr 2018, 10:48
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: I'd like your help
Replies: 9
Views: 93

Re: I'd like your help

Psycho the rapist.
by plaques
19 Apr 2018, 07:24
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS
Replies: 2235
Views: 159445

Re: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS

I've always wondered if the Dugdale's of Barlick were related to the Dugdales of Lowerhouse Mills Burnley. Having lived near Lowerhouse I once did a family tree on the Dugdale's (sad isn't it) but could never establish a link. I suspect that the Burnley Dugdale's had a massive family network with mi...
by plaques
19 Apr 2018, 07:03
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 1946
Views: 126466

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

Stanley wrote:
19 Apr 2018, 02:52
their computer had a brain fart and stopped billing me for leccy......
Does it know that you should get all your sunday leccy free?
by plaques
18 Apr 2018, 10:22
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 8522
Views: 385103

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Marilyn wrote:
18 Apr 2018, 09:52
...and they come back trashed?
Does that include the Son?
by plaques
18 Apr 2018, 06:58
Forum: TV
Topic: GOOD TV
Replies: 1184
Views: 75275

Re: GOOD TV

Perhaps someone can tell me, Since Powerlines are always plugged into the power circuit line they are technically always connected but if you switch the electricity off at the fuse box then the line connection is broken and you have to to reconnect via the router password or the 'reset' buttons. Is ...
by plaques
16 Apr 2018, 07:51
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 2417
Views: 119180

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

After spending £millions on education why don't people use these new found skills and write it down on one the the ubiquitous 'post it' papers and stick it where you can see it. Like on the end of your nose. Then you have the advantage that others will comment on what you have to do next!
by plaques
16 Apr 2018, 07:37
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 3177
Views: 208139

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

As a kid I lived near Butterworth and Dickinson's the loom makers in Burnley. At one time the biggest loom manufacturers in the World. You could here the air pump on the blast furnace for miles around. All gone now of course. People are just as smart nowadays as they have always been but there is no...
by plaques
16 Apr 2018, 07:19
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5063
Views: 242386

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Our Prime Minister Trump has said that leaving the EU is a good move, So that's that! Forget any thoughts of a second referendum Mrs May will do has she's told.
by plaques
13 Apr 2018, 11:42
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 8205
Views: 335337

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Talking of fossils I'm reminded of sections through semi precious stones. There was a small shop in Newbiggin by the Sea that had loads of these nuggets on display. Some of the 'Dreamstones' had very interesting patterns from the various chemical deposits. Tizer, where are you?
by plaques
12 Apr 2018, 07:54
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5063
Views: 242386

Re: POLITICS CORNER

The problem here is that the pilot is Trump! His all background is that if anyone says "You can't do that" its like a red flag to a bull. He has already said he is prepared to fire off some missiles without consulting his own advisers. If Russia responds by attacking launch basis then Trump will.......
by plaques
10 Apr 2018, 07:58
Forum: Animals and Pets
Topic: Wildlife Corner
Replies: 544
Views: 45175

Re: Wildlife Corner

I know its not much to shout about but I saw my first Peacock butterfly of the year yesterday. Our garden at 750 ft elevation is generally weeks behind in terms of pollen and butterfly treats. Nice to have a couple of days of warm sunshine though.
by plaques
09 Apr 2018, 11:42
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5063
Views: 242386

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Hang on Tizer, I don't fall in line about conspiracy theories I invent them. When you have a situation where the Government is letting extreme statements being made and at the same time restricting access to what are or should be the key details then you will encourage all manner of tin pot theories...
by plaques
08 Apr 2018, 18:44
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5063
Views: 242386

Re: POLITICS CORNER

That's the whole point Tizer, the National Newspapers are making the running on this case and stretching the facts from 'plausible' to 'definite'. Mrs May's initial statement used more tempered language and was careful not not to fall into the 'weapons of mass destruction' trap. Boris and the Press ...
by plaques
08 Apr 2018, 11:36
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5063
Views: 242386

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Corbyn is 'Kremlin's useful idiot', says Boris Johnson. Link. Its worth remembering that Corbyn has said exactly what Mrs May has said RE:- It is likely that Russia is involved and that they have questions to answer. Therefore the statement of "by refusing to "unequivocally" back the government's vi...
by plaques
08 Apr 2018, 08:25
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 2565
Views: 139059

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

The nearest I get to press ups is the 'cat stretches' as part of the scoliosis stretches for bad backs. The best exercise I came across. As far as I was concerned leaving my belly on the floor was almost impossible so they could have been seen as 'press up light'. Sue may already have this built int...
by plaques
07 Apr 2018, 10:29
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 8205
Views: 335337

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Have you lot no shame. Using internet searches is not playing the game but since we are here take a look at this . Holey Dollar. Link.. Sorry Tizer for the spoiler but as a kid I had some coins with square holes in them but can't remember what happened to them.
by plaques
07 Apr 2018, 07:09
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 2565
Views: 139059

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Kev, is that the number of press ups or the number of fingers?
by plaques
05 Apr 2018, 11:52
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5063
Views: 242386

Re: POLITICS CORNER

The secret Russian Laboratory is about as secret as Porton Down. Every newspaper and investigator has aerial and sometimes internal pictures of it. Some even show how much it as changed between 2005 and 2015. So much for secrecy. Even if the basic poison formula was developed at this lab its somethi...
by plaques
04 Apr 2018, 18:11
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5063
Views: 242386

Re: POLITICS CORNER

More of the same weasel words. " highly likely that the Russian Federation"... " of a type developed by Russia". Its a big place is the Russian Federation. Anybody could make a variation of a type . All a bit vague with the whole statement looking like a reiteration of Mrs May's presentation to Parl...
by plaques
04 Apr 2018, 08:01
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5063
Views: 242386

Re: POLITICS CORNER

"Oh, what a tangled web we weave When first we practise to deceive!" We now hear that Yulia Skripal is making a recovery but any independent authority has yet to talk to her. I guess we will have to wait until Sergei Skripal either recovers or dies before the official story is told. We don't want th...
by plaques
04 Apr 2018, 07:24
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 2381
Views: 132930

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

"The school milk used to be frozen many a time in winter". Do kids actually drink milk nowadays? All I see is them sucking away at cans of coke and other dubious concoctions. Part of the pleasure of drinking the old bottled milk was getting a good portion of the cream from the top with the first swi...
by plaques
03 Apr 2018, 08:01
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5063
Views: 242386

Re: POLITICS CORNER

The anti-semitism question gets even more complicated. It now appears that if you start talking and engaging the Jewish population you have to choose the correct group to talk to. Corbyn is now criticised for talking to the wrong group. Link. Never mind the ball play the man?
by plaques
02 Apr 2018, 07:43
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 8205
Views: 335337

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Cheated during the post and found this:- Link. A good explanation about it all. The image is probably a commonwealth uniform, Scroll down to find the image. or Link. Canadian. Worth a read.
by plaques
01 Apr 2018, 07:47
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5063
Views: 242386

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Yes I know its April Fools day but most 'fools' news are harmless nonsense that can safely be ignored. This item from the Daily Star may fit into that bracket but on the other hand it may be bad news for Mrs May. Quote. BRITISH double agent Sergei Skripal may have been poisoned by porridge that was ...
by plaques
31 Mar 2018, 11:16
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 1565
Views: 121588

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

My immediate thoughts are that customers who are in debt are less likely to change providers. Take Stanley's as an example. Change your supplier to us (New supplier) and save £30 a year. (Old supplier) No problem that will be £500 please. 'Err', better stop where I am.

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