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Post by PanBiker » 25 Mar 2019, 10:05

There's a bit of a to do about the positioning of these. It has been pointed out and objected to that the street where they are is regularly coned off when there is an event on the town square. It also has minimum parking opportunity and is not really a through route. Coop car park has been suggested as a better alternative, I would tend to agree.
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I heard today from one of my former science colleagues in New Zealand. He told how the best known industrial and academic chemist in NZ had died recently and there was a very big turnout for his funeral at the University of Otago. He had a big family and many colleagues and friends and was much liked, so it was a sombre occasion. It became even more sombre when the service was interrupted with the announcement of the terrorist attack just along the coast in Christchurch.

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Slept until 4AM. Shock horror!! (Who cares.....)
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PanBiker wrote:
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There's a bit of a to do about the positioning of these. It has been pointed out and objected to that the street where they are is regularly coned off when there is an event on the town square. It also has minimum parking opportunity and is not really a through route. Coop car park has been suggested as a better alternative, I would tend to agree.
I've walked past them a few times and the vehicles, parked next to them, weren't plugged in...

I presume they're switched on :biggrin2:
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Post by PanBiker » 26 Mar 2019, 09:33

Not sure how many of the locals have electric cars, not the whole issue of course they are there for anyone to use but no damn good at all if normal fuelled vehicles park in front of them, or the street is cordoned off. I can see this becoming an issue similar to the morons that park on the double yellows and zig zags on Church Street. I assume the parking wardens will ticket inappropriate parking there when they choose to visit the town. Must have a look to see if there are restrictions. Having said that, aren't these points a commercial endeavour, if that's the case they wont have the authority to enforce parking restrictions as they are not on private ground. Waste of time, money and space where they are.
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Post by Stanley » 27 Mar 2019, 03:48

I tend to agree, especially on access.
Did you see how 'successful' the new contract litter wardens have been?
Yet again I think about my 'Phillishave 2405' electric shaver. I've been using it for at least 30 years and it is as good as ever. Many years ago I bought a small simple sharpening kit for the blades and occasionally give it a service. Few things give service like this nowadays and when you have them, look after them. (I think about Ian and his favourite toaster!)
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Post by PanBiker » 27 Mar 2019, 08:36

Strangely enough I just gave the Dualit toaster a de-coke yesterday. Well, I cleared its crumb tray and sandwich toaster cradle, gave it a good shake and then a wipe and polish. As one of the ads on TV says, "still winning" :good:
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Post by Pluggy » 27 Mar 2019, 12:42

There was an electric car (a real one, not an hybrid) being charged on one of the new posts on Ellis street when I walked past today.

Got a labour flyer so probably a panbiker special. Nice colour job, not reeking of old engine oil.........
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Post by Stanley » 28 Mar 2019, 03:40

I got one as well Pluggy and thought perhaps they had contracted the printing out to the Tories.......
I tend to thing that the glossier they are, the less convincing!
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This will give the Tories a shock and should provide some support for Labour. Jim O'Neill is a former chairman of Goldman Sachs and was an advisor to Cameron's government and he's always worth listening to.
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Pluggy wrote:
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Got a labour flyer so probably a panbiker special. Nice colour job, not reeking of old engine oil.........
Nowt to do with me, this one was centrally produced for our PPC Azhar.

Never noticed that the ones I have a hand in reek of engine oil? Lib Dems must be the same as we use broadly the same technology. The days of offset litho have long gone, multicolour industrial copier is the way to go. :biggrin2:

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Post by Tizer » 28 Mar 2019, 15:31

Jacob Rees-Mogg probably has his printed using the original Bavarian Solnhofen lithographic limestone: LINK
If that's in short supply he'd have to revert to good old vellum and his resident monk. :smile:

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Post by Pluggy » 28 Mar 2019, 17:21

Its usually Mr Whipps lot that make the smelly political flyers. The voting notifications arrived today with a big warning to bring photo ID to vote on the envelope. Its all change.
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Post by PanBiker » 28 Mar 2019, 18:16

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Its all change.
Maybe, this is only a trial, cost a bob or two though. Skipton are doing it as well.

Wait while you see the boundary commission stuff, two wards in West Craven, just a case of which bits of Barlick get shoved into Earby!
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Post by Stanley » 29 Mar 2019, 03:29

I agree with Jim O'Neill Tiz.
How many voters will be put off by ID proof? What proportion will be Labour?
In the real world it's Butcher's Day, far more important.....
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National ID Card, compulsory voting and a change to a PR system, we need a change in how we do things.[unquote]
I agree with all that, Ian, but it's going to be even harder to bring it about now with the right wing libertarians on the rise in Britain. It'll be like throwing petrol on a fire. I'm sorry to be pessimistic but we missed our chance and it's going to be a lot of bad before we see much good again, regardless of which way Brexit goes.
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Post by Tizer » 29 Mar 2019, 11:28

Whoops! I might have messed up Panbiker's last post, above. I was writing a reply to the past line of his post but it's all come out peculiar. Perhaps I clicked on edit instead of quote? But then why has Stanley's name got into it too? :confused:

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Post by PanBiker » 29 Mar 2019, 11:52

Can't explain that Tiz, never mind.

Main thrust was that both Labour and the Lib Dems are likely to be the losers with this flawed trial. Only about 45 cased of personation at the polling station across the whole country last year. The main problem area is the postal votes always has been and all this initiative does is encourage more electors to request a postal vote or not bother at all.
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Burnley v Wolves on match of the Day. I smiled when saw and advert on the pitchside rotating hoarding for Benedictine. Those who have been keeping up will know all about why it's only there on this Premiership ground. :smile:
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Post by Stanley » 31 Mar 2019, 01:51

I wonder what Rees Mogg's attitude to the adverts would be.... 'Benny and hot water' was a common tipple in Foulridge Working Man's Club.....
A 1951 guide book to Lancashire and Yorkshire sent by a friend.
The fact that the clocks went forward an hour.
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An email from Uncle Bob asking me to explain English hot water systems
Tell him it's what you mix with your Benedictine. :smile:

It's only 12 15 on first day of April and already I've seen this - Cat flapNot before time I'd say. :smile:

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Post by Stanley » 01 Apr 2019, 02:28

David, that's the first time I have ever seen Mail Online. Is that really the future for newspapers? By the way, no signs of Larry's cat flap on my page.....
Does anyone remember the great sand shortage story?
See THIS famous 1957 BBC April Fools day hoax.
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Post by Cathy » 01 Apr 2019, 04:31

Someone said that the Stonehenge stones have been moved to work in with daylight saving.
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Post by Stanley » 01 Apr 2019, 05:14

I doubt if anyone will fall for that one Cathy!
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