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by chinatyke
16 Aug 2018, 01:54
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5402
Views: 267715

Re: POLITICS CORNER

The party not in power are called the Opposition. They are still MPs and should be doing their job of helping to govern the country. If you were running a company you would expect everyone to sing from the same hymn sheet and get rid of those employees who didn't.
by chinatyke
16 Aug 2018, 01:46
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2035
Views: 137732

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

Bodger wrote:
15 Aug 2018, 19:46
A GOOD FORECAST ??
https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newsp ... 814.2.56.5
Love the way it is described as GOAL CONSUMPTION - looks like the Daily Mail reporters have migrated to Fairfax Media.
by chinatyke
15 Aug 2018, 13:22
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2035
Views: 137732

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

Generally speaking I've no problem with this but admit that I like the high intensity halogen where I do my reading. On some light fittings, like the halogen down lighter type, you can use a LED bulb with the diffuser removed. For example, they are used in our lifts, and provide pin point light sou...
by chinatyke
15 Aug 2018, 11:38
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 7653
Views: 345973

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Stanley wrote:
15 Aug 2018, 06:00
The news is that they have another dog, a puppy......
Does this mean that the vicious one has gone?
by chinatyke
15 Aug 2018, 11:29
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5402
Views: 267715

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Yes, we can read daily newspapers from other countries. I read Daily Mail, The Times, The Guardian, China Daily, People's Daily, CCTV Com English, whatever takes my fancy on the day. We get fed propaganda nonsense also, the same as you do in the UK. My main beef is people who constantly oppose what ...
by chinatyke
15 Aug 2018, 08:26
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 8578
Views: 374503

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

It's a safety blade to stop it snapping shut?
by chinatyke
15 Aug 2018, 08:24
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 923
Views: 75910

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

Cathy wrote:
15 Aug 2018, 06:34
Heard an English lady say this today,
"Itchy bum, surprise to come."
Made me laugh. :laugh5:
and the second verse?
► Show Spoiler
by chinatyke
15 Aug 2018, 02:49
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5402
Views: 267715

Re: POLITICS CORNER

plaques wrote:
14 Aug 2018, 17:56
China, This link is to our 'independent ?' BBC. Link..
Sorry, I can't get BBC in Utopia. [There are ways but I must toe the line.]

Don't take life too seriously, you won't get out alive. :biggrin2:
by chinatyke
14 Aug 2018, 14:51
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5402
Views: 267715

Re: POLITICS CORNER

I appreciate why Barlick would be a Labour stronghold and I read plenty of anti-Conservative Party/anti-government comments on here. Do you think it is right for Corbyn in his position to be laying wreaths at Terrorist shrines, or is that just Daily Mail propaganda? The whole adversarial way of gove...
by chinatyke
14 Aug 2018, 11:01
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5402
Views: 267715

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Tizer wrote:
14 Aug 2018, 08:36
The Daily Mail is a disgrace.
So is Corbyn!
by chinatyke
14 Aug 2018, 03:57
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 2643
Views: 132928

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

Stanley wrote:
14 Aug 2018, 03:00
I'd never poison a dog, it wasn't the dog's fault.
Works on people too, but with medical intervention the outcome wouldn't be the same!
by chinatyke
13 Aug 2018, 12:14
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: Borehole at Lower Burnt Hilĺ.
Replies: 111
Views: 1443

Re: Borehole at Lower Burnt Hilĺ.

Wendyf wrote:
12 Aug 2018, 06:43
... but also in the levels of iron and manganese present.
Manganese or magnesium?
by chinatyke
13 Aug 2018, 12:11
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 2643
Views: 132928

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

chinatyke wrote:
09 Aug 2018, 03:58
Ground fish mixed with a little phenolphthalein.
Substitute ground beef for the fish and it works on lurchers too.
by chinatyke
13 Aug 2018, 12:04
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 7653
Views: 345973

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Stanley wrote:
13 Aug 2018, 06:09
Probably. I wish our Neighbour From Hell would go..... (They own the dog that almost killed Jack)
Any update on whether they have been prosecuted by the police?
by chinatyke
09 Aug 2018, 05:52
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 2643
Views: 132928

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

Permanent solution!
by chinatyke
09 Aug 2018, 03:58
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 2643
Views: 132928

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

Ground fish mixed with a little phenolphthalein.
by chinatyke
09 Aug 2018, 02:35
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 3335
Views: 225343

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

What a monstrous extension, totally out of keeping with the neighbouring cottages. Whoever was responsible for passing the planning application should be taken out and shot at dawn. It's disgraceful. No wonder the house next door is up for sale.
by chinatyke
07 Aug 2018, 14:00
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 946
Views: 79176

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

Perhaps it's natural selection in action. If homo sapiens goes extinct then perhaps another dominant species will succeed. Cockroaches? Would it matter in another billion years?
by chinatyke
07 Aug 2018, 13:44
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 8578
Views: 374503

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Whatever will they think of next?

Like you I understood it to mean smart phones made from oak, ash and other different locally sourced woods. :biggrin2:
by chinatyke
07 Aug 2018, 08:30
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 8578
Views: 374503

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

I think they are modern things, a bit arty/crafty and perhaps made from recycled materials.... There is a slot in them, could that be to park your mobile phone? :biggrin2: I hadn't noticed the slot. Going with Wendy's idea, do they act as amplifiers when using a mobile phone hands free, the mobile ...
by chinatyke
07 Aug 2018, 05:25
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 8578
Views: 374503

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Musical boxes?
by chinatyke
07 Aug 2018, 05:22
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS
Replies: 2383
Views: 169757

Re: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS

Great stories and I've enjoyed reading them. Thanks very much. As you've pointed out, it isn't just the loss of one industry but all the related jobs that went with it. I have a friend who used to drive heavy haulage trucks taking huge ingots from England to Czechoslovakia and other European destina...
by chinatyke
06 Aug 2018, 14:40
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 3335
Views: 225343

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

This was the only link I found where it is a given name rather than a surname:

http://www.oxfordreference.com/view/10. ... 601-e-3145
by chinatyke
06 Aug 2018, 14:37
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 2743
Views: 153349

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Best wishes Ian. Hope you get it sorted quickly.

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