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by Stanley
26 Nov 2021, 13:59
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: BOB'S BITS
Replies: 3439
Views: 255341

Re: BOB'S BITS

"Come on in. it's COOL inside." (movie theatre ad, Des Moines, IA, circa 1950. Willis Carrier, 1876-1950. ------------------------------------------------------------ Luxuries like air conditioning brought down the Roman Empire. With air conditioning, their windows were shut, and they couldn’t hear ...
by Stanley
26 Nov 2021, 13:26
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 3689
Views: 192413

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

News coming in that Belgium has identified its first case of the new variant.....
by Stanley
26 Nov 2021, 13:24
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 2754
Views: 266363

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

Once I had Amazon off my back.... (they have conformed that I have cancelled Prim and noted I now do not have a card registered with them. However one thing struck me, they reassured me that if I had any orders outstanding the card would still be used to fulfil them. Excuse me? How can they do that ...
by Stanley
26 Nov 2021, 13:20
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 15314
Views: 949404

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Well done you Sue for standing up for the lass.
I had 20 minutes on bookie watch. Quite pleasant if you were wrapped up. :biggrin2:
by Stanley
26 Nov 2021, 13:15
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 3689
Views: 192413

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

"Bats are actually rarely consumed in Central China, where market photos generally depict Indonesia. Pangolin trade is still a significant issue in other Chinese cities and trading nodes, but not in Wuhan. What were there, however, were 47,381 individuals from 38 species, including 31 protected spe...
by Stanley
26 Nov 2021, 13:08
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 9897
Views: 680768

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Later.... the French are incandescent over the Johnson tweet on migration. Quite properly they say that important matters should not be conducted in public like this. Priti is banned from the weekend summit.... :biggrin2:
No. 10 won't admit that the tweet was a mistake.....
by Stanley
26 Nov 2021, 13:05
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 3296
Views: 335591

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

I did a furtle for 'sleary' but can find no mention.....
by Stanley
26 Nov 2021, 13:04
Forum: Seasons
Topic: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER
Replies: 3050
Views: 156758

Re: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER

The met office have issued a rare red warning for high winds on the NE coast of Scotland and down the East coast into England. The winds will start to build this afternoon and could exceed 90mph.
by Stanley
26 Nov 2021, 10:51
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 13874
Views: 1059517

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

PS. I have taken notice of 'Trippsian'.... :biggrin2:
by Stanley
26 Nov 2021, 10:49
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 2754
Views: 266363

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

No Peter. That's why I like Paypal, you don't have to give details.
by Stanley
26 Nov 2021, 10:48
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 9897
Views: 680768

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Spot on once again Ken and yes it all looks like distraction technique, have you noticed that there has been no mention of the shortage of drivers, butchers and vets and no report of how many took up the offer of a visa?
Peter, I realised later it was a Tweet.... Ah yes, the orange doorknob.....
by Stanley
26 Nov 2021, 08:19
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 15314
Views: 949404

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

That sounds about right Sue. The maLE TEACHER SHOULD HAVE BEEN SANCTIONED BECAUSE HE BREACHED HIS DUTIES AS A SURROGATE PARENT.....
by Stanley
26 Nov 2021, 07:52
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 15314
Views: 949404

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

No shed and I've done the shopping. I'm having breakfast now and will be looking at second sleep. Those monks knew what they were doing!
by Stanley
26 Nov 2021, 07:47
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 9897
Views: 680768

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Breaking news that Priti Patel has been barred from interviews with the authorities. It seems that the French are objecting strongly to Johnson's letter saying they should take all the migrants back. Surprise surprise...... Later... Grant Shapps is trying to polish a t**d on Today. Sickening to list...
by Stanley
26 Nov 2021, 07:31
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 2754
Views: 266363

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

Funny you should mention that Kev. I have just deleted my card and they have sent me another email to tell me that they have no way of charging on my account. Yippee!
by Stanley
26 Nov 2021, 06:34
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 2754
Views: 266363

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

I've just had a personal example of how complicated it is. I went looking for a deep fat fryer and found my self on Amazon. Before I knew what was happening I was accepted for Prime and had a fryer in my basket! It took me ten minutes to cancel both Prime and the sale. Amazon is dangerous. Later... ...
by Stanley
26 Nov 2021, 05:45
Forum: Seasons
Topic: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER
Replies: 3050
Views: 156758

Re: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER

See THIS BBC report that Storm Arwen is hitting Ireland and the Northern waters. We are lucky, we will not experience the worst of the winds.
Later.... The sky has cleared and it's stopped raining...
by Stanley
26 Nov 2021, 05:41
Forum: Stanley's View
Topic: EXPLOSIVE MATTERS
Replies: 1
Views: 730

Re: EXPLOSIVE MATTERS

Bumped. It's as good a piece of history as it was over 20 years ago.
by Stanley
26 Nov 2021, 05:18
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 2754
Views: 266363

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

"Why you should need a PhD in languages and data analysis to buy something remains a mystery to me." I think Peter has answered that question Ken. Competition in retail depends in large part on lowering prices. That means that profit margins are lower and so companies look for other ways to boost i...
by Stanley
26 Nov 2021, 05:09
Forum: TV
Topic: GOOD TV
Replies: 2684
Views: 233366

Re: GOOD TV

I'm watching 'Spooks' again.....
by Stanley
26 Nov 2021, 05:08
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 4653
Views: 358546

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

Today's post is perhaps heresy. Could it be that the Flatley Dryer, or a variant thereof, might be due for a comeback? In terms of clothes drying, like the overhead rack, they are the slow cooker of the drying world. Far less energy used and kinder on clothes than mechanical dryers. You've only to l...
by Stanley
26 Nov 2021, 04:54
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 5493
Views: 504581

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

Looking at the weather forecast I'm beginning to wonder if the question I posed yesterday might be answered!
by Stanley
26 Nov 2021, 04:53
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Seen in the News
Replies: 1932
Views: 102810

Re: Seen in the News

I'm not quite sure what to make of THIS BBC report that Speaker Hoyle has been lobbied by women to keep babies out of the chamber. I can't see why this should be but perhaps there are considerations I know nothing about. My mind goes to the fact that there is no sobriety test before entering the cha...
by Stanley
26 Nov 2021, 04:43
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 3689
Views: 192413

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

See THIS BBC report on a new and potentially more virulent variant detected in Africa. Not here yet but it's causing high alert on travel.
by Stanley
26 Nov 2021, 04:37
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 9897
Views: 680768

Re: POLITICS CORNER

I have to agree David. I don't think she has changed much since she was sacked for pursuing her own foreign policy in the Middle East. When I heard she was having 'productive' talks with the French yesterday I thought "Oh no. Here we go again.", next there is going to be an announcement about more m...

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