QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

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Post by Tizer » 27 Jan 2018, 11:45

"The US is open for business" - as long as you're not black, foreign, immigrant, work for the environment or science agencies, approve of abortion, or believe in climate change.

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Post by Stanley » 28 Jan 2018, 05:16

Or oppose Trump and big business......
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Post by Tripps » 31 Jan 2018, 17:40

From BBC news website -

"Lord Bates quits as government minister for being late"

Until I read it - I didn't even realise that there was a 'minister for being late'



PS - They've just changed it to 'after arriving late'. Spoiled the fun. :smile:
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Post by Stanley » 01 Feb 2018, 03:55

But late for what?
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Post by plaques » 01 Feb 2018, 08:50

'Theresa May has not accepted the resignation offer,'

We can't have our Conservative peers acting like gentlemen, the age of chivalry is long gone.

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Post by Stanley » 02 Feb 2018, 04:11

Remember Lord Carrington? (LINK)
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Post by Tripps » 04 Feb 2018, 22:26

I found this whilst following the trail of the Stuffed White Owl - it led me to The Institute of Sikh Studies in Chandigarh - where I found this. . .

One may read cart-loads of books,
With caravan-loads of books to follow; One may study shiploads of volumes,
And heap them pile on pile in his cellars; One may read for years and years,
Right up to one’s last breath.
Of all things, it is a contemplative mind.That really matters;
All else is the fret and fever of egoistic minds.
Guru Granth Sahib, Rag Asa


Best to have both I'd say- as demonstrated daily on this site. :smile:
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Post by Stanley » 05 Feb 2018, 04:08

I agree David. I am very hard on my authors, they get a GOOD COAT OF THINKING OVER BEFORE i ACCEPT WHAT THEY PROPOSE. (Bugger caps lock)
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Post by Tripps » 08 Feb 2018, 10:21

There is currently an extensive PR campaign on - by the Freemasons.

Dr Staples rejected those claims as "laughable". He told BBC Breakfast: "We're not a secretive society. Nepotism (and) corruption is not tolerated." He added that the handshake used by members during ceremonies is "not secret" but, when he was asked to demonstrate it to viewers of BBC Breakfast, he declined, saying he had "promised" not to. :smile:
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Post by Stanley » 09 Feb 2018, 04:38

My attitude to organisations like this is the same as one of our greatest modern philosophers, Marx. (Not Karl, Groucho!) He said that he refused to join any club which would accept him as a member.
Having a good friend who was a Mason when dealing with matters that were of interest to them in a very tight political situation was very useful and avoided problems. I heard Dr Staples and I am afraid he didn't convince me. I have seen their influence at work and it wasn't always beneficial.
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Post by Tripps » 10 Feb 2018, 12:40

It's all fascinating isn't it?

My namesake is actually the Masons' Provincial Grand Master for East Lancashire. Sir DaveI
In that and all other respects we could not possibly be any more different - except we both have plenty of hair left. :smile:

I note that he says 'he hoped to encourage more men to join' - not in tune with the the latest PR campaign which seems to say that women are equally welcome since they have their own lodges. I think there were two in London.

There's something afoot. I'm guessing they need more money. :extrawink: It's not new though - when I went on pilgrimage to Barlick, which was four years ago now, there was a happening in the square which included a stall from the Freemasons. That was a surprise to me.

I read a book on the subject a long time ago which said that the 'cover' of charity work was false since all the charities were masonic charities. Perhaps mindful of this weakness in his case - in fact no one asked him about it - Dr Staples went out of his way to mention Motor Neurone Disease.

Here are the words that the otherwise eloquent Dr Staples could not bring himself to say.

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Post by Stanley » 11 Feb 2018, 03:21

When you first joined the site Doc and I were talking about you one day. I said there was quality in your posts and he agreed. We thought you might be Sir Dave....... Ah well, after the Lord Mayor's Procession......
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Post by Tripps » 20 Feb 2018, 16:43

"The Metropolitan Police confirmed to the Telegraph that people had been making time-wasting calls about KFC, and stressed that 'fried chicken is not a police matter'."
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