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by plaques
04 Dec 2020, 10:43
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 8758
Views: 365149

Re: POLITICS CORNER

One of the big issues in Brexit was to 'get back our controls' then we find parliament trying to bring in a law to cancel a previous internationally recognised agreement. (not agreed by the house of Lords but can still be passed by Parliament). This demonstrates the fact that the UK was always in a ...
by plaques
03 Dec 2020, 22:07
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 2013
Views: 35985

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

It appears the deep freeze drug comes in boxes of 975. (now there's an interesting one for puzzle corner, why and how 975 ?) But there's a difficulty in splitting these boxes, perhaps transferring them to smaller boxes with dry ice in may work, but who am I? So there's a search on for old folks home...
by plaques
03 Dec 2020, 19:36
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Seen in the News
Replies: 955
Views: 21774

Re: Seen in the News

Parking charges at local hospital have been re-introduced ... Parking Fees AN NHS trust has come under fire for reintroducing parking charges for visitors and patients after suspending them during the coronavirus pandemic. The fees apply to the Royal Blackburn and Burnley General Teaching Hospitals ...
by plaques
03 Dec 2020, 10:32
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Seen in the News
Replies: 955
Views: 21774

Re: Seen in the News

I inadvertently became part of a chicken contest late last year. I'd just turned into a more major road when a young lad separated himself from the bunch and strode in the road looking directly at me. I new what the game was all about and turned my head as though I was looking across the other side ...
by plaques
03 Dec 2020, 09:32
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 8758
Views: 365149

Re: POLITICS CORNER

I can't quite understand what's going on in American politics. The Republicans currently control the senate which can effectively block much of Biden's actions. Then we see that there are two seats shortly up for re-election which could retain the status quo or give the control of the senate to the ...
by plaques
03 Dec 2020, 09:03
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2610
Views: 176865

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

Don't forget a 1 horse power motor will use 746 watts. Two hours in the shed running the lathe and drills will quietly gobble up those extra £s.
by plaques
03 Dec 2020, 08:53
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 5247
Views: 235853

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Tough times ahead for both of you but I'm reminded of one of our very close extended family friends who went through the same process. He lived for another 27 years. Since then medical knowledge and treatments have move on a pace with better outcomes all round.
by plaques
03 Dec 2020, 08:39
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 2498
Views: 166325

Re: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!

As I understand it, the customer has to give permission for their bank to allow a named third party to have access to the customer's account. This is probably to offset the ruling that any benefits are paid directly to the claimant and not to a third party. If in the case of rented property the lan...
by plaques
03 Dec 2020, 08:08
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 1989
Views: 114807

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

:good: A copy is already on its way up north.
by plaques
02 Dec 2020, 09:59
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 8758
Views: 365149

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Government confirms plans to repeal the Fixed-term Parliaments Act Fixed Term . The next general election under the fixed term agreement was due to take place in 2024 the proposed changes mean the sitting government can chose the most advantageous date that may help their re-election. Of course the...
by plaques
02 Dec 2020, 09:01
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 2013
Views: 35985

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

Covid: Does the NHS really need protecting? This must be the most confusing analysis I've read from the BBC for some time. NHS BBC Setting out to show how many beds are potentially available to treat Covid patients and then immediately demolishing the numbers to show they are not really available a...
by plaques
01 Dec 2020, 12:45
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 4736
Views: 204954

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

Probably because its not seen as work. We all do things that don't make any sense to the outsider. That's our individual choice, nowt as funny as folk. In a similar vein Tripps link to the chess games (Beth) chess I looked at again and found a slide bar that increases the degree of difficulty. Won a...
by plaques
01 Dec 2020, 09:36
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 4736
Views: 204954

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

Where's there's a will there's a relative. In the UK the rules have changed where any family member can now contest the will. This becomes complicated where the family comprises of 'thine, mine and ours'. Review the will every few years and try to consider everybody. Remember a cash gift comes out o...
by plaques
30 Nov 2020, 11:36
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 2498
Views: 166325

Re: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!

Klarna looks like one of these 'to good to be true' businesses. They appear to be facilitators allowing the customer to buy with no up front payment and various payment delayed options with only a 'soft' credit assessment. Klarna The actual payment debt is held by other loan companies. Klarna charge...
by plaques
30 Nov 2020, 10:33
Forum: Reading
Topic: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?
Replies: 1592
Views: 97328

Re: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?

Thanks for the nod. I've now reserved it through Lancashire Libraries. :good:
by plaques
30 Nov 2020, 09:51
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 2013
Views: 35985

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

Its all a question of risk assessment and what would the individual do to minimise their own risk. That's when the problem starts swinging from one extreme, I don't know anybody who's caught it therefore I'm OK. to the other, there's a 90 year old lady in a nursing home in Somerset who has died from...
by plaques
30 Nov 2020, 09:28
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 3915
Views: 200978

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

I wouldn't write Christmas of just yet. From what I've seen this lockdown has resulted in a surge in Christmas home decorations. People are getting so fed up with looking at four grey walls, not quite Green Green Grass of Home but getting near, that they are determined to add a bit of colour. Even m...
by plaques
30 Nov 2020, 08:56
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: Mobile Phones
Replies: 682
Views: 54200

Re: Mobile Phones

NASA is only a small part of the raw data collected in the US they are actually a big user of data collected by other government organisations. Weather, census returns, medication, movement people and goods all have enormous data bases of a size that can only be stored in the 'cloud' servers. Some o...
by plaques
29 Nov 2020, 22:43
Forum: Animals and Pets
Topic: PET'S CORNER
Replies: 1166
Views: 98494

Re: PET'S CORNER

No problem, I thought it was a bit odd that you were thinking that way especially after seeing how much you thought of your son's dog. :good:
by plaques
29 Nov 2020, 21:41
Forum: Animals and Pets
Topic: PET'S CORNER
Replies: 1166
Views: 98494

Re: PET'S CORNER

I don't normally get involved with pets but with a bit of time to kill i had a quick look at their website found by tracing back their e-mail address. . Dogs . They look genuine to me. They don't look the sort of outfit that flogs a dog to the first buyer. both Staffies and Akita are very popular si...
by plaques
29 Nov 2020, 10:01
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Seen in the News
Replies: 955
Views: 21774

Re: Seen in the News

'.....a senior London policeman, chief superintendent Simon Ovens, this month said that e-scooters "remain notoriously dangerous", with concerns including riders not wearing helmets or having sufficient road awareness. .'. With modern day traffic being comprised of enormous multiple axle wagons and...
by plaques
29 Nov 2020, 09:49
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 2013
Views: 35985

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

Rebellion in the Tory ranks or is it a smokescreen to cover up the Brexit fiasco. The apparent disparity in the tiering system is causing people to question the logic behind it. I don't think there is any mal-intent in this its just Johnson's natural talent to cock things up. Once having made the wr...
by plaques
29 Nov 2020, 09:00
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 4876
Views: 310368

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

For years East Lancashire has been a forgotten corner ever since the weaving industry collapsed. Sadly with Rolls on the brink of closure this area will take one more step towards the abyss gradually dying on its feet. Promises of new road and rail links will disappear completely with the only expan...
by plaques
29 Nov 2020, 08:49
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 8758
Views: 365149

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Trump is reluctantly dribbling out the transition responsibilities to Biden. Shortly whole departments will be handed over with the usual changes to the top line managers. This involves hundreds of departments and thousands of staff. I think that we shall soon be hearing that no real effort has been...
by plaques
29 Nov 2020, 08:28
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 1989
Views: 114807

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

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