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by Tripps
16 Jun 2019, 22:41
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 3146
Views: 169976

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

I seem to recall my education telling me that gender was a grammatical term for the distinction between masculine, feminine and neuter, whereas sex was the distinction between male, female hermaphrodite. Somewhere along the timeline the word gender started to be used in place of the word sex for th...
by Tripps
14 Jun 2019, 20:10
Forum: TV
Topic: GOOD TV
Replies: 1590
Views: 100998

Re: GOOD TV

Just bumped into a minor channel programme on Brendan Bracken.

I'd heard the name but didn't know much about him except he was connected with Churchill. . I kept thinking of Alistair Campbell for some reason. Have a google. :smile:
by Tripps
14 Jun 2019, 17:47
Forum: DVLA
Topic: Driving Licence Application
Replies: 39
Views: 395

Re: Driving Licence Application

Is it time to get your member of Parliament involved ? A red file is treated with more respect by Government departments.
by Tripps
14 Jun 2019, 17:44
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 1179
Views: 91537

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

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by Tripps
14 Jun 2019, 17:43
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6649
Views: 310179

Re: POLITICS CORNER

I'll leave that explanation to someone cleverer than me Sue. I've reached the stage where I don't believe anything that any politician says. Boris has only one aim - to be Prime Minister. He thinks he is a re-incarnation of Churchill, and is destined for the job. He will do / say anything which move...
by Tripps
14 Jun 2019, 11:28
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6649
Views: 310179

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Well, I guess Rod Stewart might be a better PM than the lot of them, including Rory Stewart! His full name is Roderick James Nugent Stewart. Anyone who looked less like a 'Rory' I can't imagine. I call him Rod. :smile: The betting puts Boris at 1 to 5 now. I think that's generous, and the true odds...
by Tripps
13 Jun 2019, 12:35
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6649
Views: 310179

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Looks like Boris is home and dry, following the first members' vote. If he gets to the final two, the membership will vote for him. The hurdle was getting there. Looks like self preservation at the forthcoming election, has trumped all other concerns for the MP's. Rod Stewart has just been interview...
by Tripps
12 Jun 2019, 11:10
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6649
Views: 310179

Re: POLITICS CORNER

What's occurring? It's time for PMQ's. She's still PM, the House is full, yet they are doing questions on 'Women and Equalities' to Penny Mordaunt.

12.10 pm - Ah she's arrived. Better late than never - It's as if she never left.

I can't decide to be pleased or irritated. :smile:
by Tripps
12 Jun 2019, 08:43
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 1179
Views: 91537

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

Stanley wrote:
12 Jun 2019, 01:57
I think David's quotation also has part of the truth.
Sadly the whole Government public policy seems to be based on the fact that it has not.
by Tripps
11 Jun 2019, 18:39
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 1179
Views: 91537

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

As I sit here on June 11th - cold- and finally have turned on the central heating, I read this . I know the 'science is settled', but could what they say here be true? We are at a (low) solar minimum, and they give a rudimentary demo of how this could affect the jet stream into its current omega sha...
by Tripps
11 Jun 2019, 12:26
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: BOB'S BITS
Replies: 2462
Views: 163375

Re: BOB'S BITS

And - he was the owner of Mill Reef :smile:
by Tripps
11 Jun 2019, 11:04
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 10075
Views: 491675

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

I tried Radio 4 this morning around 8.00 am for a change. First 'Thought for the day' by someone named John Bell of the Iona Community. I'm not at my most alert at this time, but seem to remember he spoke mainly about climate change, confirming what I've suspected for some time now that it has becom...
by Tripps
10 Jun 2019, 12:51
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6649
Views: 310179

Re: POLITICS CORNER

China - it's a joy to have you on the site. I see however that you cannot publicly name the 'Beijing event' openly.

I can say 'Peterloo' without consequences. :smile:
by Tripps
10 Jun 2019, 09:40
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL
Replies: 1106
Views: 89725

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

From the comments section of some web site that I spend far too much time looking at - :smile: As Steve Norris tweeted about Boris “Everybody likes him except the people who know him.” Or as someone said of Esther McVey "Shes the kind of person who would unplug your life support machine to charge he...
by Tripps
09 Jun 2019, 14:18
Forum: DVLA
Topic: Driving Licence Application
Replies: 39
Views: 395

Re: Driving Licence Application

Good luck with it Ian. The freedom to travel as and when you want to, is a joy of modern life. I've had it for a long time, but I think it is possible that I may be of the last generation to do so. :smile:
by Tripps
09 Jun 2019, 14:14
Forum: Reading
Topic: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?
Replies: 1072
Views: 78930

Re: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?

I'm enjoying Underworld at war. It's bringing back a lot of memories.... Good - I can't read it without wanting you to see it. :smile: Page 177 interested me as I have spoken to people who were at Watersheddings and Albion Stadium Salford at the time. I've got the Francis Wheen book - it amused me ...
by Tripps
09 Jun 2019, 14:03
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 4750
Views: 351913

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

I think I read about a chap in Oxford Street who was arrested for refusing to be photographed. A bit sinister for me. Although I'm told it works OK for personal photo albums on a PC. I've disabled it of course. :smile: From Wiki. Effectiveness. Critics of the technology complain that the London Boro...
by Tripps
08 Jun 2019, 15:29
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6649
Views: 310179

Re: POLITICS CORNER

I've read what I wrote, and wouldn't change anything.

I try to keep my posts light hearted, non confrontational, and occasionally / quite often, a bit flippant. It's so easy to upset people, and I don't want to do that.

I never watch Question Time.
by Tripps
08 Jun 2019, 12:53
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6649
Views: 310179

Re: POLITICS CORNER

So, Michael Gove is a drug addict! I wonder if it will get as much coverage as Jeremy Corbyn's status as as terrorist, fascist, traitor, Nazi, Communist and anti-Semite? May I gently suggest there is a bit of exaggeration here? :smile: No one has said that Michael Gove is a 'drug addict'. No one to...
by Tripps
08 Jun 2019, 12:34
Forum: Reading
Topic: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?
Replies: 1072
Views: 78930

Re: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?

From that distance he reminded me of Ernest Bevin.
bevin.jpg
I read that Churchill appointed him as Minister of Labour, in the war time coalition. Hard to imagine Theresa May appointing Len McLuskey to the post - whatever the circumstances. :smile:
by Tripps
06 Jun 2019, 12:24
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6649
Views: 310179

Re: POLITICS CORNER

I'll rather miss Mrs May, She's not gone yet. . . . :smile: Now we see the plan - it will take garlic and a wooden stake. Seems that she remains Prime Minister even after she resigns as leader of the Conservative Party, until her successor is appointed, and she endorses the party's choice to HM Que...
by Tripps
06 Jun 2019, 08:57
Forum: Reading
Topic: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?
Replies: 1072
Views: 78930

Re: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?

i think 'underworld' rather than 'underground'. :smile:

It'll be interesting to see what actually was happening at home whist the war was on. I think many of the ideas for 'Foyle's War' came from this book.
by Tripps
05 Jun 2019, 22:00
Forum: DVLA
Topic: Driving Licence Application
Replies: 39
Views: 395

Re: Driving Licence Application

Ian, was there ever the option just to put your licence in a drawer, and voluntarily not drive until you medical people told you it was safe to do so? When I had my hips done - the book said don't drive for eight weeks. I remember after that time, speaking to my doctor, and my insurance company. Fro...
by Tripps
05 Jun 2019, 21:42
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6649
Views: 310179

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Whyperion wrote:
05 Jun 2019, 21:13
I remember the GLC when London elected a Labour administration led by a chap , Andrew ? (forgot though I could look up). 48hrs later a power coup and Ken Livingstone pops up as GLC Leader,
That was Andrew McIntosh
by Tripps
05 Jun 2019, 19:48
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 3146
Views: 169976

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

"Your "leaning to the right" so to speak is still a mystery."

I see what you did there - so to speak. :smile:

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