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by Tripps
15 Jan 2020, 14:53
Forum: Crafts
Topic: Shed Matters 3
Replies: 494
Views: 18326

Re: Shed Matters 3

After a quick 'read through' - Stanley, I'd be thinking about rephrasing that last sentence. :smile:
by Tripps
14 Jan 2020, 15:50
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7729
Views: 331022

Re: POLITICS CORNER

This is getting needlessly complicated and once again I have had a quote attributed to me which I didn't make. I just wanted to make the point that no 'demands' were made - by anyone. I also am a fairly simple chap so I'm off. . . PS Here's what I use to follow the Labour Leader election. Paddy Powe...
by Tripps
14 Jan 2020, 13:18
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7729
Views: 331022

Re: POLITICS CORNER

This is what the Board of Deputies has said - I don't see the word 'demand ' anywhere. They use the modern 'need to' when they mean 'should' , but I'd say that they fall a long way short of 'demanding' anything. :smile: "Today we release our #TenPledges, identifying 10 key points we believe Labour n...
by Tripps
14 Jan 2020, 12:30
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 4431
Views: 202249

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Health Secretary Matt Hancock said the initiative could save 30,000 lives during the next decade...'. Does that mean 30,00 more lives 'saved' above those already 'saved' by tablets? Say the population is 60 million, and say half might benefit from Statin treatment, then 30,000 lives saved is about ...
by Tripps
13 Jan 2020, 18:12
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2637
Views: 179181

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

I was going to say 'spooky time' again, but I've found the explanation. :smile: I read somewhere yesterday that the word 'racism' was unknown fifty years ago. There's a challenge - so I got the trusty Concise Oxford out to check. there was a Post it note marking a page - and would you believe it - i...
by Tripps
11 Jan 2020, 22:01
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 11021
Views: 517346

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

I think this cartoon sums it up nicely. . . :smile:
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by Tripps
10 Jan 2020, 14:09
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2637
Views: 179181

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

From today's Spectator - where Oneguy leads, the world follows. . . . :laugh5:

Surely the citation is for the wrong Mr Graham?


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by Tripps
10 Jan 2020, 10:47
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: Mobile Phones
Replies: 489
Views: 44411

Re: Mobile Phones

I'm no expert but - sometimes the PC does not see the phone as a drive, but just a device to be charged. This was a big problem with the dreaded 'Wiley Fox' but a few clicks on the motorola does the trick. Don't ask for precise detail - just prod it for while - you'll get there. :smile:
by Tripps
09 Jan 2020, 23:06
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7729
Views: 331022

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Barry Gardner MP, who announced he was considering standing for Labour leader, which resulted in laughter from a range of commentators, has now said he isn't. (Laura Kuensberg). I saw him in an interview a while ago, when someone revealed he is a very talented whistler. He was a good sport, and demo...
by Tripps
09 Jan 2020, 19:10
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Seen in the News
Replies: 254
Views: 4007

Re: Seen in the News

It's been an epic couple of days for fake news. The Ukrainian aircraft which crashed after takeoff from Teheran was said to have had engine failure, then I heard that the pilot aimed at a sports field to avoid people, then we were told it was trying to return to the airport when it crashed. Now Pres...
by Tripps
09 Jan 2020, 13:34
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: OBITUARIES
Replies: 1174
Views: 105733

Re: OBITUARIES

Christopher Beeny died last week.
by Tripps
09 Jan 2020, 12:51
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 11021
Views: 517346

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Spooky again. . . . I went to Marks and Spencers a couple of days ago to buy some trousers. This in itself is a rare thing - I haven't been in a real clothes shop for years. What I need I get from the internet. it was a revelation. I went to Next' first, and was' surprised at how little choice they ...
by Tripps
09 Jan 2020, 11:42
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7729
Views: 331022

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Stanley wrote:
09 Jan 2020, 03:30
Perhaps a spell in the army was a good thing after all? They always told me it was 'personal pride'.
The rule was "no shave - no breakfast" that usually worked. :laugh5:
by Tripps
08 Jan 2020, 10:47
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7729
Views: 331022

Re: POLITICS CORNER

I saw him going into work (10 Downing Street) yesterday - deliberately scruffy - no jacket, jeans and jumper, and carrying the obligatory paper cup of coffee. I can't really explain why this bothers me, but it does. :smile:
by Tripps
08 Jan 2020, 10:06
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 4431
Views: 202249

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Tizer wrote:
08 Jan 2020, 10:01
when I was doing my PhD on steroids
Did you really need to take steroids to do a PhD? :laugh5:
by Tripps
07 Jan 2020, 12:22
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7729
Views: 331022

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Stanley wrote:
07 Jan 2020, 03:06
threatening Iraq with sanctions now and saying they have to pay the US for the Bagram air base.
In the interests of pedantry - Bagram air base is in Afghnistan
by Tripps
07 Jan 2020, 12:20
Forum: TV
Topic: GOOD TV
Replies: 1779
Views: 107497

Re: GOOD TV

As an antidote to the increasingly ridiculous crime dramas on TV - did you see 'Bancroft'? Try Ch 4 tonight - '24hours in Police Custody'. Second part of a credible inquiry.
by Tripps
07 Jan 2020, 11:15
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 11021
Views: 517346

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

I've had this card for four or five years - very eco friendly - it still works, and it's time to look at it again. :smile: It still makes me smile.

birthday
by Tripps
04 Jan 2020, 10:42
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 11021
Views: 517346

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Wait till they tell hm that to be fully initiated he has to drink blood, and kill a lion. . . . :laugh5:
by Tripps
04 Jan 2020, 10:24
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: Mobile Phones
Replies: 489
Views: 44411

Re: Mobile Phones

I have a Motorola g something, and it's fine. next door have one each - ditto. I'm not so friendly to John Lewis after an incident, but the price seems to be about right, and their two year warranty is a big plus. Just dive in with the phone - use the play store and the world's your lobster. I found...
by Tripps
03 Jan 2020, 15:46
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 11243
Views: 458544

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Well - I've just had an interesting virtual hour in Lumbutts. :smile: Still trying to work out how the water got to the top of the tower. I guess from an even higher reservoir. One website says each wheel had a separate supply. Why not just let the top one supply the ones below? Still had its potent...
by Tripps
02 Jan 2020, 17:45
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 2166
Views: 152937

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

China: first in - first out. :smile:

Cash - Chinese coins
by Tripps
02 Jan 2020, 13:01
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 11243
Views: 458544

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

That immediately reminded me of a Troika ceramic vase.
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by Tripps
01 Jan 2020, 18:04
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 11243
Views: 458544

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

I've found it - with a bit of cheating - do I get a tot of rum? :laugh5:
by Tripps
01 Jan 2020, 16:54
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 1347
Views: 96073

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

Stanley wrote:
01 Jan 2020, 04:55
Can climate change be denied?
As Mao Tse Tung is reported to have said about the impact of the French Revolution

'It's too early to say' . :smile:

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