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by Tripps
18 Apr 2019, 14:44
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 1874
Views: 145813

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

Thank you Sir - here's your bill for the major service on your vehicle - I'll just run through what we have done - and you will note that each major Nissan service includes an update to your Satnav software which is worth £100, and a years full subscription to the RAC rescue service for UK and Europ...
by Tripps
17 Apr 2019, 16:59
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6354
Views: 307198

Re: POLITICS CORNER

I came across this a few days ago - politics was so much more simple then. :smile:

Brexit means Brexit
by Tripps
17 Apr 2019, 16:56
Forum: Stanley's View
Topic: POVERTY AND PUBLIC HEALTH
Replies: 8
Views: 676

Re: POVERTY AND PUBLIC HEALTH

I was in Cambridge this afternoon, and couldn't resist a short detour to look if this memorial plaque was still there. It is - but could do with a good clean up. :smile:
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Those steps need a handrail or climbing ropes. :smile:
by Tripps
06 Apr 2019, 11:06
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 3859
Views: 188394

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Good to hear that it all seems to have gone well. :smile:

I think any patient that is a member of this site should have it marked in red on the front of their notes. "Member of OGFB - likely to know more than you do about their condition, and treatment" :laugh5:
by Tripps
06 Apr 2019, 11:02
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2385
Views: 170609

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

Stanley wrote:
06 Apr 2019, 05:35
Interesting that House hasn't changed at all.....
I saw some deeds once that referred throughout to the 'dwelling house or messuage' which it seems includes the land and outbuildings. There is also 'curtilage' which I can't be bothered to look up. :smile:
by Tripps
06 Apr 2019, 10:55
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 3033
Views: 167908

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

I used to marvel as to what it had cost to build all those properties and wondered where the money had come from. It taught me a lesson I am still aware of today, I remember that building - usually viewed from my bicycle on the way back from Buxton. I seem to recall it was mainly downhill. :smile: ...
by Tripps
05 Apr 2019, 12:16
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: BOB'S BITS
Replies: 2399
Views: 162358

Re: BOB'S BITS

Stanley wrote:
05 Apr 2019, 11:55
It was in Britain, in the mid-1950s, that Cubby Broccoli conceived the James Bond 007 idea,
I think Ian Fleming may have had some input as well, and with Chitty Chitty Bang Bang . :smile:
by Tripps
05 Apr 2019, 10:09
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 4615
Views: 349677

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

Tizer wrote:
05 Apr 2019, 09:19
The program was able to convincingly add fake malignant growths to images of lungs taken by MRI and CT scanning machines.
But why would they want to do that? Sounds like 'project fear' from a software company? :smile:

This however, has already happened, and is quite scary. Ukraine
by Tripps
03 Apr 2019, 09:01
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6354
Views: 307198

Re: POLITICS CORNER

PS. The woman is barking mad as well as being an idiot. Welcome to the club. :smile: I posted this on 10th June 2017 after her great success in the snap General Election. "Mrs May made the same victory speech outside Number 10 which she had prepared for a win with a large majority. She then gave an...
by Tripps
03 Apr 2019, 08:54
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL
Replies: 1078
Views: 89065

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

It was later revealed that the Cabinet had also to hand over their mobile phones whilst they were in Number 10. We also learn that 14 of the 24 disagreed with her course of action, but were overruled.

Remember Spitting Images?

"And the vegetables? " - "they'll have the same. . . "
by Tripps
02 Apr 2019, 17:58
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL
Replies: 1078
Views: 89065

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

BBC news reporter outside 10 Downing Street waiting expectantly for the promised important (latest) statement from the Prime Minister. " The Cabinet have been in there for so long that may soon be liable for Council Tax. She's not letting them out before she's made her statement - so she can get her...
by Tripps
02 Apr 2019, 12:32
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 9837
Views: 488540

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Tizer wrote:
02 Apr 2019, 11:33
The newspapers often change the contents of specific online pages
AS far as I can deduce, this wasn't a news item which changed, it was their April Fool feature, and it wasn't moved somewhere else, then replaced by another spoof - it it was pulled.

I am still wondering why? :smile:
by Tripps
02 Apr 2019, 09:50
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 8650
Views: 397706

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Stanley wrote:
02 Apr 2019, 02:04
being in a seat which is facing backwards is the safest in the event of a rail crash
And on an aircraft too. I flew to Singapore in 1963 facing backwards all the way. The military insisted on rear facing seats to be awarded the air trooping contract. :smile:
by Tripps
01 Apr 2019, 10:52
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 9837
Views: 488540

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

David, that's the first time I have ever seen Mail Online. Is that really the future for newspapers? By the way, no signs of Larry's cat flap on my page..... That's a mystery - it was there when I posted it, as I always check that a link works. Can't find any trace of it now, and it was a very good...
by Tripps
31 Mar 2019, 23:16
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 9837
Views: 488540

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Stanley wrote:
31 Mar 2019, 01:51
An email from Uncle Bob asking me to explain English hot water systems
Tell him it's what you mix with your Benedictine. :smile:

It's only 12 15 on first day of April and already I've seen this - Cat flapNot before time I'd say. :smile:

Time for bed said Florence. :extrawink:
by Tripps
31 Mar 2019, 19:24
Forum: TV
Topic: GOOD TV
Replies: 1525
Views: 99895

Re: GOOD TV

The 'Race around the world' has reached the China - Vietnam border, and some of them have just passed through Nanning. Not far from where Chinatyke lives in Pingguo. It's a lot larger and a lot more modern than I imagined, and it was raining.
Sometimes I'm a little bit jealous. :smile:
by Tripps
30 Mar 2019, 23:04
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 9837
Views: 488540

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Burnley v Wolves on match of the Day. I smiled when saw and advert on the pitchside rotating hoarding for Benedictine. Those who have been keeping up will know all about why it's only there on this Premiership ground. :smile:
by Tripps
30 Mar 2019, 19:14
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?
Replies: 5955
Views: 297065

Re: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?

The purists will have a fit when they see the words `Guinness beer' on the label! I hadn't noticed that and agreed with you. However I did a bit of 'due diligence furtling' and found that surprisingly Guinness Beers they might be right. :smile: I just had one - on a bed of corned beef hash, (no one...
by Tripps
30 Mar 2019, 14:02
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?
Replies: 5955
Views: 297065

Re: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?

Stanley wrote:
30 Mar 2019, 05:09
Steak Pudding and peas for dinner
These caught my eye at Morrisons - two for £1.50. Haven't tried them yet - if they eat as good as they look I'll be OK. :smile:
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by Tripps
29 Mar 2019, 13:20
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6354
Views: 307198

Re: POLITICS CORNER

This is the day that personal ambition trumped any principles. Boris is now for, and Rees Mogg is away working out how to change sides with least personal damage. . The strategy is working - prolong it until the very very very last minute, then make the alternative seem worse. Wouldn't it be ironic ...
by Tripps
29 Mar 2019, 11:31
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6354
Views: 307198

Re: POLITICS CORNER

On 29th March 2019 which should have been Independence Day :smile:

I'm listening to the final debate - but being politically unsophisticated, and perhaps a bit dim - I'm finding it difficult to work out what side some of the speakers in the debate are on.
by Tripps
28 Mar 2019, 20:11
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6354
Views: 307198

Re: POLITICS CORNER

I found a smile even in this crazy situation. . . . :smile:

Arlene Arlene. . . .
by Tripps
28 Mar 2019, 14:27
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6354
Views: 307198

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Still confusing isn't - I'm trying to keep up. :smile: No sign of meaningful vote - ' for the third time of asking' - yet. They're working their day off tomorrow, debating something or other. The extension deal with the EU to May 22nd was conditional on Mrs May's 'deal' being passed by tomorrow the ...
by Tripps
27 Mar 2019, 14:55
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6354
Views: 307198

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Sir William Cash keeps asking questions which are so difficult to understand (for me at least, and I suspect for others too), that he seldom gets a reply. Keir Starmer skilfully pretended he understood it, and promised to write to him later. I think he is saying that the extension to 12th April is n...
by Tripps
26 Mar 2019, 19:36
Forum: TV
Topic: GOOD TV
Replies: 1525
Views: 99895

Re: GOOD TV

I found myself channel hopping to the final 15 minutes of Baptiste - well it certainly was different - not a situation you'd come across very often. :smile:

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