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by Stanley
27 Sep 2020, 03:20
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 2450
Views: 158705

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

Like you China I don't understand Bitcoins but their popularity with criminals is something to do with anonymity and the fact the market is not regulated. On those grounds alone, include me out.
by Stanley
27 Sep 2020, 03:17
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 3786
Views: 189107

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

Like you David I couldn't live with some of the ways to achieve tranquillity but I recognise the principle. I can get the same calming effect from a good book! On the shed... I watch Youtube videos of other machinists and have picked up many good tips by doing so. However, they all seem to use the l...
by Stanley
27 Sep 2020, 02:59
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Seen in the News
Replies: 822
Views: 13390

Re: Seen in the News

I failed as well David.... Ken must have the gift. All I can add is that the Sun's comment is wrong. 'Automatics' don't have chambers but magazines and they only reload automatically. They won't spray out a full clip, you have to pull the trigger for each shot. Nevertheless he managed to do it. I ag...
by Stanley
27 Sep 2020, 02:43
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 8443
Views: 342772

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Thought about Bob's Bit on appointing Supreme Court Justices when I saw THIS news. He is hell bent on getting a solid Republican majority on the panel. Also it's a good election move. You've got to admit he's running a very astute campaign.
by Stanley
27 Sep 2020, 02:35
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 1630
Views: 18600

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

I noted two houses yesterday completely ignoring the new restrictions on visitors. Are they bullet-proof or just stupid?
Ken, it's more likely to be your imposing presence.
by Stanley
27 Sep 2020, 02:29
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 1811
Views: 104586

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

Only in America Ken! Love it. It's a wonder Trump isn't marketing his own brand! :biggrin2:
by Stanley
27 Sep 2020, 02:10
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 5121
Views: 214942

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

I have little to add to what has been said above Stephen. I hope the apportionments kick in and you get some certainties. Thank you for being so open, I am sure it is the best way to approach it. There is nothing worse than letting something stew in your head, God knows I know this only too well fro...
by Stanley
26 Sep 2020, 12:19
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 8443
Views: 342772

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Indeed Peter. Just heard that one question on Question Time is ;"Should there be a border in the Irish Sea and on the Scottish border?". Answer no! Nor with Wales either but all these things are possible now under the crazy policies of the Brexiteers. Mind you, they've probably ensured the end of th...
by Stanley
26 Sep 2020, 12:14
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: BOB'S BITS
Replies: 2991
Views: 175626

Re: BOB'S BITS

"We were lucky to have her." Dean Paula McClain, Duke Graduate School, remembering Ida Stephens Owens, February 2020. “Once a troublemaker, always a troublemaker.” I first noticed Daniel Tosteson, long-time (1977-97) dean of Harvard medicine, when he was identified in a tobacco industry publicity pi...
by Stanley
26 Sep 2020, 08:04
Forum: Miscellaneous History Topics
Topic: Marine Engineers
Replies: 373
Views: 50470

Re: Marine Engineers

"Once the ships go deep sea, the engine will not stop for weeks." And they love it don't they. I remember many years ago one of the oil companies did research on a small Petter petrol engine that worked on a poultry farm and ran 24X7 with a constant load. I forget now how long it ran before failing...
by Stanley
26 Sep 2020, 08:00
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 1630
Views: 18600

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

Sorry China! You're right of course. Love the story about the Port!
That is a good graphic Kev....
by Stanley
26 Sep 2020, 07:57
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13024
Views: 482554

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

:biggrin2: :good: Thanks Wendy! I remember now...
by Stanley
26 Sep 2020, 06:46
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 12148
Views: 448515

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

"I am not sure where my days go at the moment" Like me Sue I suspect you do know but are surprised how fast time moves! I am sure that like gravity it has changed over the years! https://www.oneguyfrombarlick.co.uk/app.php/gallery/image/21129/medium Here's the result of an hour in the shed. The bas...
by Stanley
26 Sep 2020, 06:39
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13024
Views: 482554

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

In that case please tell us???
by Stanley
26 Sep 2020, 06:33
Forum: Crafts
Topic: Shed Matters 3
Replies: 762
Views: 26364

Re: Shed Matters 3

https://www.oneguyfrombarlick.co.uk/app.php/gallery/image/21133/medium The weather has been kind and the varnish was set so I decided to have an easy day and finish the base. First job was to use very fine sandpaper and knock the varnish down flat. This destroys the shine of course but that's not t...
by Stanley
26 Sep 2020, 06:04
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 1630
Views: 18600

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

That could well be true Wendy but isn't it amazing how many people, often younger, don't seem to have fully absorbed that message. Incidentally, most school children I see on their way to school, even though they are in close proximity to their friends, don't wear masks so in that case even in their...
by Stanley
26 Sep 2020, 05:01
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 3786
Views: 189107

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

I've always believed that a large part of my relaxed attitude to the troubling aspects of life is working with my hands, it's why I have a shed and make and repair things in there for a couple of hours a day. In this day and age such behaviour as therapy and escape is Flatley Dryer territory as elec...
by Stanley
26 Sep 2020, 04:48
Forum: Seasons
Topic: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER
Replies: 1915
Views: 46568

Re: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER

Yesterday was cold clear and dry. Same at 20:00 and first thing this morning. I have had my early walk, dry, clear sky and a very cold NW wind. The glass has risen slowly over the last 24 hours and this morning is on 1007mb and still rising. The forecast is for it to stay dry and clear until midday ...
by Stanley
26 Sep 2020, 04:36
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?
Replies: 7030
Views: 322182

Re: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?

The last of the mutton stew and veggies X two for dinner and tea.
by Stanley
26 Sep 2020, 04:35
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 12148
Views: 448515

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

I'm looking for a quiet day. A bit of shed work, two malt loves from the Artisan Baker, have you tried them? Soul food!
Then my fortnightly punishment of reading PE and being made aware of the worst aspects of politics and society. Why do I do it? You have to know the enemy!
by Stanley
26 Sep 2020, 04:31
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 4736
Views: 287902

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

Yes Ian. Thanks for pointing that out. I have edited it.
by Stanley
26 Sep 2020, 04:29
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5426
Views: 371513

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

"The Always Home Cam is an incredibly ambitious device that will seem like something from a science fiction movie for many consumers,"
Quite, and definitely several steps too far for me! Include me out.
by Stanley
26 Sep 2020, 04:26
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 1490
Views: 100864

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

Good link Peter. Just one more in depth study that confirms what we have been talking about for years. Only the deniers like Trump can't accept this because It's an uncomfortable truth and demands long term fundamental action which is not politically attractive. Exactly the same syndrome as the one ...
by Stanley
26 Sep 2020, 04:00
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 2450
Views: 158705

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

Chilling report Peter. Do you remember that song (or was it a show?) 'Stop the World! I want to get off!'. Have a look at THIS . I read the report yesterday and it sprang to mind because a lot of enormous illegal transactions are done using Bitcoin. The article makes the point that ignoring this evi...
by Stanley
26 Sep 2020, 03:49
Forum: TV
Topic: GOOD TV
Replies: 2127
Views: 113814

Re: GOOD TV

Over the last two nights I have watched the three episodes of 'Des'. You were right Gloria, good subject and well acted. I enjoyed it. Of course I remember the case well....

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