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by Stanley
20 Jun 2018, 14:01
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5214
Views: 257504

Re: POLITICS CORNER

‘’Is that what is wrong with democracy: the voters are mainly clueless?’’ I agree with Richard and for the same reasons. That's why I resort to comparisons with history, I find them as good a guide as any when trying to assess policies. Either that or I employ broad principles as in ' The ideas tha...
by Stanley
20 Jun 2018, 13:21
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: BOB'S BITS
Replies: 2061
Views: 145997

Re: BOB'S BITS

The well-taught philosophical mind// To all compassion gives;// Casts round the world an equal eye,// And feels for all that lives. Anna Letitia Barbauld. Modern feminism has been a liberating force, not only for contemporary women. It has liberated the dead, women whose literary, scientific, or art...
by Stanley
20 Jun 2018, 09:03
Forum: Crafts
Topic: SHED MATTERS 2
Replies: 2575
Views: 150738

Re: SHED MATTERS 2

https://www.oneguyfrombarlick.co.uk/app.php/gallery/image/17234/medium I only managed an hour in the shed, first because I was late in there and second.... well you'll see! I have been thinking about how I get steam into the engine. In traction engine mode this is direct from the boiler to which it...
by Stanley
20 Jun 2018, 07:02
Forum: Seasons
Topic: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER
Replies: 465
Views: 11382

Re: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER

Good!! :good: :good:
by Stanley
20 Jun 2018, 07:01
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?
Replies: 5422
Views: 254269

Re: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?

Sorry if I mislead you, that was the blood test before that threw up the kidney problem. The last blood test was looking at kidney related readings only and not the hba 1c. I reckon the one before was reflecting my carelessness over carbs which I have largely addressed so let's wait and see what the...
by Stanley
20 Jun 2018, 06:57
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5214
Views: 257504

Re: POLITICS CORNER

She's a smart cookie P!
by Stanley
20 Jun 2018, 06:46
Forum: Seasons
Topic: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER
Replies: 465
Views: 11382

Re: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER

We have quite heavy fine rain at the moment. I hope Wendy is getting it as well!
by Stanley
20 Jun 2018, 05:48
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: PUBLIC SERVICE CUTS
Replies: 317
Views: 32138

Re: PUBLIC SERVICE CUTS

See THIS Times report of the handing of the fire fighting contract to Capita. This despite the firm having the highest risk rating. It would appear that they have learned nothing from the Carillion affair.
by Stanley
20 Jun 2018, 05:42
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 3251
Views: 218762

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

Where the railway passes in front of Gisburn Park, now a private hospital, the owners of the house insisted that it should pass through a tunnel so it was hidden from view from the house. Those were the days when the landowners had the whip hand!
by Stanley
20 Jun 2018, 05:34
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS
Replies: 2314
Views: 165522

Re: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS

We took turns to look after the engine and Paul and I went walkabout several times, usually together, and looked at the other exhibits. There was a steam powered grain elevator from Rotterdam tied up at the wharf, they brought a barge full of grain to it and an empty barge, it sucked grain from one ...
by Stanley
20 Jun 2018, 05:24
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 2512
Views: 127460

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

The best thing that has come into this house lately in terms of appliances is the hand-held cordless cleaner. I don't vacuum every day, better things to do! However, there is always the odd patch of muck, usually Jack induced and it's good to be able to clean them up easily. Then there are the stair...
by Stanley
20 Jun 2018, 04:21
Forum: Seasons
Topic: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER
Replies: 465
Views: 11382

Re: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER

Not a bad day at all yesterday, the sun has a lot of heat in it at this time of the year. At 21:00 it was overcast , mild, a light breeze and dry. Same this morning but the overcast is much heavier. The glass is down at 1010mb. The forecast shows the moderate SW wind bringing in light rain this morn...
by Stanley
20 Jun 2018, 04:14
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 2469
Views: 140059

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

Did you see the report recently that millennials are facing worse health in middle age than their parents? This seems to bear out the case for 'The Last Healthy Generation'.
by Stanley
20 Jun 2018, 04:06
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?
Replies: 5422
Views: 254269

Re: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?

Nonsense Maz, you know I love it and I do actually take notice! Remember I am not as 'sugar critical' as many pre-diabetics and in general stick to the low carb and sugar path. Yesterday I repeated the small buttered slices at dinner time to finish the bread and had only the gravy left over from the...
by Stanley
20 Jun 2018, 03:55
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 7411
Views: 329514

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Glad you have a temporary fix Sue! Mind you, if I had a pile like that the knickers would have got priority!

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I shall be quietly moving forward with Newton's cylinder, making it up as I go along. What could possibly go wrong?
by Stanley
20 Jun 2018, 03:49
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS
Replies: 1260
Views: 91495

Re: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS

I heard the reports of the IBM trial of the 'Debater' computer.... Makes me very unsure of the future. First use will be as an aid to political speech writing.......
by Stanley
20 Jun 2018, 03:46
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 8700
Views: 408997

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

I was struck by the mother who suspected she 'had been played' after meeting T May face to face and being promised 'immediate action'. It didn't happen but my, didn't they move fast when they saw the furore that was building and the blame got close to Downing Street! Hague has a point about chopping...
by Stanley
20 Jun 2018, 03:40
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 8407
Views: 359634

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

You're all close enough to right. This particular one was used to open the Bonnet locks that held the two wings of the hood shut on the old design of motor. Many closures used in vehicle bodies used the same simple latches.
Next one?
by Stanley
20 Jun 2018, 03:37
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5214
Views: 257504

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Wonderful posts! Richard as usual is quite brilliant and is evidently almost as puzzled as I am. Wendy, stick with us, I know this could be hubris but I believe we represent a more coherent and valid view than the present incompetent buffoons who are driving us into the ground like a tent peg. It wa...
by Stanley
20 Jun 2018, 03:19
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 3853
Views: 304969

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

I'll bet Pluggy can help Russ. Good luck with it. (No error messages with Ubuntu.......)
by Stanley
19 Jun 2018, 13:48
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: BOB'S BITS
Replies: 2061
Views: 145997

Re: BOB'S BITS

We find out that different conditions have made different classes of people, and that conditions can be changed. An adult student summarizing her curriculum at the Bryn Mawr Summer School, 1931. One of the pioneers in the extension of higher education to the working class was Hilda Worthington Smith...
by Stanley
19 Jun 2018, 09:23
Forum: Crafts
Topic: SHED MATTERS 2
Replies: 2575
Views: 150738

Re: SHED MATTERS 2

https://www.oneguyfrombarlick.co.uk/app.php/gallery/image/17230/medium I wanted to take one last fine cut of the face so I dressed the wheel and touched the cutter up on the T&C grinder. https://www.oneguyfrombarlick.co.uk/app.php/gallery/image/17229/medium Here's the final result. I broke all the ...
by Stanley
19 Jun 2018, 05:16
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 2469
Views: 140059

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

Despite war conditions we children were well looked after. Apart from the nit nurse we had regular weighings and dental examinations, we also had orange juice and cod liver oil issued at the clinics and immunisations were kept up to date. All this was free. In many ways this regime 80 years ago puts...
by Stanley
19 Jun 2018, 04:08
Forum: Seasons
Topic: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER
Replies: 465
Views: 11382

Re: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER

Light rain on and off all day and at 21:00 it was overcast, cool and we had light drizzle. Not enough for Wendy I suspect but nevertheless better than nothing. First thing this morning we still had the light west wind but the sky was mostly clear and it was dry. The glass is up at 1015mb. The foreca...
by Stanley
19 Jun 2018, 04:00
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 2512
Views: 127460

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

I'm still doing my morning bleach routine when brewing my coffee and this morning noticed how white the rubber plug is. I scrub the mixer unit and its surrounds with bleach every morning and over time it shows. Only a small thing but it's a serious nest for bad microbes if left unattended. The same ...

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