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by Tripps
29 Aug 2019, 19:24
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7079
Views: 317040

Re: POLITICS CORNER

I saw a video of the activist Paul Mason last night on Newsnight whipping up a small group gathered outside Parliament with a sort of 'call and response' routine, where he made the mob repeat what he said phrase by phrase.The subject was a demonstartion in Whitehall on Saturday. The final phrase was...
by Tripps
29 Aug 2019, 18:59
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10384
Views: 439932

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

I'd read elsewhere about this refurb, but didn't think the next mention would be on this site. I visited the North East in April, and did a quick dash into Blyth for old times sake. I'd taken and picked up Mrs Tripps loads of times to and from the hospital where she worked for about two years, in th...
by Tripps
28 Aug 2019, 18:27
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL
Replies: 1184
Views: 91259

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

From someone I don't know of called Matt Chorley - "As it stands parliament will sit for four days fewer than was planned. The big question I have yet to see answered is this: What exactly would the Remainers have planned to do on those days which they have failed to do for the last three years"?
by Tripps
28 Aug 2019, 10:59
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7079
Views: 317040

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Cunning move by HM Q to deflect the attention from her son Andrew. :smile:
by Tripps
28 Aug 2019, 09:23
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 1251
Views: 93099

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

Stanley wrote:
28 Aug 2019, 04:06
but the pedlars of fake religion were there first and claimed infallibilty.
Which ones are not fake? Now I've learned to think for myself, I can't find one. :smile:
by Tripps
27 Aug 2019, 22:07
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 1251
Views: 93099

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

Powerful post Plugs. Hope all is going well for you. . . :smile:
by Tripps
27 Aug 2019, 22:05
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: Craven Working Men's Home?
Replies: 27
Views: 409

Re: Craven Working Men's Home?

Well Annie - you certainly came to the right site. Welcome to the club. :smile:
by Tripps
27 Aug 2019, 22:03
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7079
Views: 317040

Re: POLITICS CORNER

It's late - but it all seems to be 'kicking off'. Nigel is, exceptionally, doing an extra late shift on LBC - three hours from 10.00 pm to 1.00 am. Sajid Javid the Chancellor has cancelled an important speech. They're off! :smile: I mentioned this in June from Rory Stewart - remember him? Now the id...
by Tripps
26 Aug 2019, 19:04
Forum: TV
Topic: GOOD TV
Replies: 1660
Views: 103115

Re: GOOD TV

I'm watching the Edinburgh Military Tattoo. I had fond memories of taking the kids to Earls Court to see the English version. That was a long time ago, and even then was a stonking bargain at £3 for an unreserved seat. Lots of unexpected smoke and bangs, Royal Marines abseiling from the roof to resc...
by Tripps
26 Aug 2019, 18:31
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS
Replies: 1509
Views: 108549

Re: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS

Have you read Tizer's link? Here are the first couple of lines - Leading energy engineers are suggesting that UK regulations on the surface vibrations caused by shale gas fracking are unnecessarily restrictive. University of Glasgow academics state in a new paper that widely applying restrictions si...
by Tripps
26 Aug 2019, 17:50
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?
Replies: 6311
Views: 302326

Re: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?

Boris has been caught out 'making it up as he goes along' by saying we export Melton Mowbray pork pies to Iceland and Thailand, yet not to the USA. Seems the remarks could be seen as 'porkies'. Almost poetic. In tribute to the occasion I've bought a large one from Sainsbury's and will have some of i...
by Tripps
26 Aug 2019, 17:06
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 4049
Views: 263584

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

I've come across this author before - he is prolific on the subject. I was interested in his Oldham book. His books don't seem to reach the giveaway prices we have come to love on abebooks so that seems about reasonable.

Jack Nadin

I bet Stanley will know him personally. . . :laugh5:
by Tripps
26 Aug 2019, 16:58
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS
Replies: 1509
Views: 108549

Re: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS

PanBiker wrote:
26 Aug 2019, 16:10
Maybe but it is well outside the acceptable limits set.
'acceptable' to those who wish the project to fail?

Verging on ridiculous to those who want it to succeed. :smile:
by Tripps
26 Aug 2019, 13:35
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: BOB'S BITS
Replies: 2561
Views: 165310

Re: BOB'S BITS

Uncle Bob asked for suggestions a while ago - a long while :smile: I suggested this lady as she seemed to tick all his boxes. Althea Gibson Nothing came of it (yet?) . Now I read this on the BBC website, and I'm even surer that she should be 'memorialised'. I doubt though if even Uncle Bob could add...
by Tripps
26 Aug 2019, 10:06
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL
Replies: 1184
Views: 91259

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

I can't find the exact quote, but though I know of Neville Cardus, I didn't know much detail. Here's a Neville Cardus great article from the Yorkshire post. I like this quote ‘Few,’ he said of him ‘absorbed the game – the Yorkshire game – into their systems, their minds, nerves and bloodstreams’. Ev...
by Tripps
26 Aug 2019, 09:53
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 3322
Views: 174370

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

Stanley wrote:
26 Aug 2019, 02:47
Can you remember those short fluted extruded sticks of Aniseed?
Would that be 'colts foot rock' ?

Goodness knows why that name, or why I still remember it. :smile:
by Tripps
25 Aug 2019, 20:02
Forum: TV
Topic: GOOD TV
Replies: 1660
Views: 103115

Re: GOOD TV

I just read this - Not sure I still fully believe it, but it makes it all a little bit better. Still won't watch it. :smile: real-peaky-blinders.jpg "The popular story is that their name came from the razor blades in their caps. Historian Carl Chinn (via Birmingham Mail) suggested that this is most ...
by Tripps
25 Aug 2019, 15:55
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL
Replies: 1184
Views: 91259

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

I read this quote last week, and made a note of it -

"There is one God (ours): he is British and plays cricket in the afternoon."

(Corrected after checking :smile: )

After today's play at Headingley - I think there can be little doubt. :smile:
by Tripps
23 Aug 2019, 21:21
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL
Replies: 1184
Views: 91259

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

From President Trump - speaking from the The Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave.

“Our great American companies are hereby ordered to immediately start looking for an alternative to China, including bringing your companies HOME and making your products in the USA.”

:smile:
by Tripps
23 Aug 2019, 13:12
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Family Matters
Replies: 1573
Views: 114399

Re: Family Matters

I rarely mention my family, but I've just been told that my granddaughter has got her GCSE results

3 x Grade 8, 2 x grade 7, and 5 grade 6.

They tell me that In old money that's 3 A* 2 A an 5 B's.

I'll settle for that. :smile:
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by Tripps
23 Aug 2019, 10:35
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 9625
Views: 408844

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

ng to butcher's, they are on holiday. No steak puddings for a week David! Is that common - closing a shop - or just in Barlick - sounds like wakes week? You'll need counselling for the steak pud withdrawal. Speak to your daughter - she'll sort it. :smile: Actually the reminds me I still have some i...
by Tripps
23 Aug 2019, 10:22
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 4183
Views: 193796

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Epsom salts. I had a couple of attacks of labyrinthitis a few years ago. It involves the inner ear and giddiness. I read in the Telegraph that a small dose of Epsom salts was beneficial. I tried it and thought it might be true. I got mine from Tesco, though I had to ask at the pharmacy to get it. Yo...
by Tripps
23 Aug 2019, 10:05
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7079
Views: 317040

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Whatever the real meaning behind this picture was it shows we have a buffoon as Prime minister I'd agree in part with the second half of the sentence, but this 'photo', which is actually a screen grab from a video clip, has been turned into what could be called 'fake news' . The two were speaking w...
by Tripps
23 Aug 2019, 09:52
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS
Replies: 1509
Views: 108549

Re: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS

Could we just be an experiment in some vast and unknown laboratory? I have been known to amuse myself by imagining that on an enormously different size and time scale, the whole known 'universe' is just someone striking a match, and lighting a cigarette. As Ken Dodd said "they can't touch you for i...
by Tripps
22 Aug 2019, 11:34
Forum: TV
Topic: GOOD TV
Replies: 1660
Views: 103115

Re: GOOD TV

There's a lot of fuss being made recently about a drama called 'Peaky Blinders' . I haven't watched it but I understand it's about a gang in early 20th century, in the Small Heath area of Birmingham who have as their trademark, razor blades sewn into the peaks of their flat caps in order to use them...

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