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Post by Stanley » 24 Dec 2017, 04:39

Latest reports are that the Aardvark and a couple of Meerkats died in the blaze.
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Post by Tizer » 24 Dec 2017, 10:02

That's sad. When I posted a humorous comment I'd thought the only problem was an escaped aardvaark. It was only later that I heard more details.

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Post by Tripps » 24 Dec 2017, 19:34

The news gets worse. . .

Four meerkats that were 'killed' in a fire at London Zoo were brothers.
Robbie, Norman, Billy and Nigel are still missing and are presumed dead, Dominic Jermey, director general for the Zoological Society of London, said today. Misha, a nine-year-old aardvark, died in her sleep after suffering from smoke inhalation, an initial post-mortem has found.
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Post by Stanley » 25 Dec 2017, 04:13

An alternative version is that she burned to death. That was the coroner's verdict on my son in law Harry when his lungs were found to be full of smoke after the Jandakot plane crash.....
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Post by Tizer » 25 Dec 2017, 11:38

Tripps wrote:
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Robbie, Norman, Billy and Nigel are still missing and are presumed dead, Dominic Jermey, director general for the Zoological Society of London, said today.
At first I thought Dominic Jermey was a reference to two more meerkats. It must be difficult to distinguish between staff and inmates at the zoo.

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Post by plaques » 25 Dec 2017, 12:48

To misquote Bismarck '" Leaving the EU is like committing suicide for the fear of death".
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Post by Stanley » 26 Dec 2017, 04:37

:good:
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plaques wrote:
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To misquote Bismarck '" Leaving the EU is like committing suicide for the fear of death".
Interesting. I've just seen a Daily Mail front page where they're criticising people like me who want to stop Brexit. My response would be "If you saw a man about to throw himself off a bridge wouldn't you try and stop him?"

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Post by plaques » 26 Dec 2017, 11:14

In one of the Richard Dawkins debates with Creationists one of the replies was "if you were choking would you prefer someone to carry out the Heimlich maneuver or pray for you?"

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Post by Stanley » 27 Dec 2017, 03:52

I regard criticism by the Daily Mail as a badge of honour......
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Post by Tizer » 31 Dec 2017, 09:44

Reading a Terry Pratchett novel. One scene is set in the market place of a desert town and a man is wandering amongst the crowd selling snacks from a tray. One of his delicacies is `long-past-their-sell-by dates'. :smile:

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Post by Stanley » 01 Jan 2018, 04:18

They usually taste better......
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Post by Tripps » 03 Jan 2018, 19:39

"Mrs May said the health service is better prepared than ever before, during a visit to Wokingham today."

After cancelling all elective surgery for the next four weeks - a move Jeremy Hunt said was evidence of better planning this year, since patients had been given more notice of the cancellations than last year.

Good grief - how can anyone say stuff like this?

I may have to redefine my definition of 'spin'. :smile:
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Post by Stanley » 04 Jan 2018, 03:13

I had the same reaction David. "Safe in our hands".
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Post by Tizer » 04 Jan 2018, 11:00

Tripps wrote:
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Good grief - how can anyone say stuff like this?
The Emperor's got new clothes! :smile:

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Post by Stanley » 05 Jan 2018, 04:25

Two quotes that spring to mind.....
"Liar liar pants on fire"
"Man is the most invasive species on the planet"
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Post by Tizer » 07 Jan 2018, 10:27

A cartoon in one of today's newspapers shows lemmings jumping off a cliff and one of them is saying `I got promoted in the reshuffle'.

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Post by PanBiker » 07 Jan 2018, 11:06

Ha :biggrin2: It would be great if it was all of them. :laugh5: :smile:
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Post by Stanley » 08 Jan 2018, 04:12

Dream on.......
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Post by Tizer » 14 Jan 2018, 10:25

From Bob's Bits...
`My family got the first TV on the block in 1950, a 16” Magnavox with a “color converter” attachment that never functioned (except occasionally in electrical storms).' :smile:

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Post by Tripps » 20 Jan 2018, 11:23

From the Guardian - I just crossed Jamaica of my 'to do' list.
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"Jamaica Constabulary’s force police commissioner, George Quallo, told the Jamaica Information Service 335 murders were recorded in St James Parish in 2017, almost twice as many as the other parishes."
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Post by Stanley » 21 Jan 2018, 04:36

A friend of mine was murdered in Trinidad Tripps. Sensible move! See THIS for a report of Lynette's death. She worked at Granada and lived in Altrincham when I knew her.

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Lynette visiting at Addingham in 1987. A lovely woman, such a shame.

Re. the TVs, does anyone remember the huge magnifying lens that were popular at one time for the small TV screens?
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Post by Tripps » 25 Jan 2018, 19:11

I've been going through my 'cuttings' in my digital scrapbook - I like this one -

Quote from either Socrates or Eleanor Roosevelt. Take your pick.

Great minds discuss ideas;
Average minds discuss events;
Small minds discuss people.
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Post by Stanley » 27 Jan 2018, 04:13

"America First!" D Trump Esq.
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Post by Tripps » 27 Jan 2018, 11:12

A bit stark? To put into context . . . :smile:


President Donald Trump has told global finance leaders he will always put the US first when it comes to trade, but "that does not mean America alone". "The US is open for business," he said in his inaugural address to the World Economic Forum in Davos on Friday.
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