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by Whyperion
12 May 2020, 20:50
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 4248
Views: 181325

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

I popped a post on the Coronavirus Topic about how some of us might find it a bit hard to return to ‘normal’ when we are allowed to. It was swamped by other posts and not referred to. 😩. Never mind. I did see it and mentally noted that Australia is on a different, by politics, population and time, ...
by Whyperion
12 May 2020, 20:43
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 4248
Views: 181325

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

It happens Cathy, don't let it bother you! Something that struck me yesterday listening to a lady interviewing another lady about her lockdown experiences and she expressed surprise when the interviewee mentioned wearing her jeans for more than one day without washing them. There is evidently a lar...
by Whyperion
12 May 2020, 20:34
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 2316
Views: 155862

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

There's a move afoot to block any government funds going to people or businesses that have their abode `offshore' to avoid or minimise paying their taxes. Sounds a good idea to me! Tricky though when they do employ persons in the UK. I would have set up a volunteer / secondment website or database ...
by Whyperion
12 May 2020, 20:01
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 774
Views: 8831

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

It must be the closeness of long shifts on the production line, combined with sharing communal lunch rooms/toilets etc. Meat packing plants - I think you've got the answer there Maz. The virus doesn't make a choice about where it goes, it's not really alive and it can't move, reproduce or even meta...
by Whyperion
12 May 2020, 19:50
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 774
Views: 8831

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

Politics bit- "The guidance for the gradual return to 'normal' show that they are simply unworkable I'd say. The queue to board a large jet would be 1 km long, and just 15 persons per underground carriage is just fanciful, and as for 'one at a time' in lifts - I don't think it will work. Still - Gr...
by Whyperion
12 May 2020, 19:37
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2772
Views: 183209

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

Internet likes related, the use of "uptick" in a couple of BBC Covid related posts, one for an increase in hospital admissions in the north east and east of england, the other an increase in on-line enquires into entering the NHS Nurse training and employment programms.
by Whyperion
11 May 2020, 07:49
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 774
Views: 8831

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

I think you will find that useful. presumably helps eurostar too. For holiday makers maybe less so as many places to visit will be closed, and beaches you will be competing with the french anyway. it is probably aimed at business people working for few days at joint offices and so on, though much wo...
by Whyperion
10 May 2020, 21:38
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 4465
Views: 281085

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

I didnt think VJ day got that much of celebration, but I suppose any reason for a party is useful. Reading today that part of Japan not fighting on was Stalin and Russia doing bit of invading, when Japan had expected some support from Russia. As in WW1 though forces were retained overseas, in Far Ea...
by Whyperion
10 May 2020, 21:33
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 1421
Views: 98507

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

Thinking too of the lack of safe roadspace on say Barlick to Skipton. That old railway route as a cycleway would not be so stupid if the trains are not coming for a few more years Indeed but if there was any will it could have been converted into a proper cycleway 50 years ago when the line was clo...
by Whyperion
10 May 2020, 21:30
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: OBITUARIES
Replies: 1248
Views: 108923

Re: OBITUARIES

Stanley wrote:
10 May 2020, 03:47
Not an enthusiasm of mine but I recognise a great talent.
87? he should have had longer. :biggrin2: (But I would say that wouldn't I...)
After an early life of wine , women , song and fast living, followed by a (USA style) turn to religion....,oh, hang on....
by Whyperion
10 May 2020, 21:23
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 774
Views: 8831

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

This is more science than politics but I believe you can't easily separate the two when politicians are deciding on the action after allegedly taking advice from scientists. I've been pessimistic about the rapid appearance of a vaccine, based on the fact that this virus is related to the common col...
by Whyperion
10 May 2020, 21:20
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 1421
Views: 98507

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

All trunk roads should have had properly segregated cycle lanes, The East Lancashire Road did have separate cycle lanes, and was built pre WWII. From memory they were quite wide but of course (in the 1950's) we didn't use them, preferring the better surface of the main carriageway, and the exciteme...
by Whyperion
10 May 2020, 21:17
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 1421
Views: 98507

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

cycling as a transport means ( please give one to someone and ask them to cycle from the south side of Croydon to Waterloo and see how knackered they get) But if they do it regularly they will get a lot fitter. :extrawink: Thinking too of the lack of safe roadspace on say Barlick to Skipton. That o...
by Whyperion
10 May 2020, 21:15
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 774
Views: 8831

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

To some degree I find I can't separate covid and politics. The result is I'm tending to hold back from commenting specifically where numbers of sufferers are concerned. Other features like self isolation, = solitary confinement = torture. = no pubic meetings,= no demonstrations,= breakdown of democ...
by Whyperion
10 May 2020, 21:03
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 774
Views: 8831

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

P , there is the idea, scaremongering or otherwise, that the research into wild viruses might have led to the outbreak due to a failure in the control, unfortunately we cannot tell, nor if it was accident, or design. There is a link I think on the BBC (could have been guardian) on researchers, I thi...
by Whyperion
09 May 2020, 20:46
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: Plaques in Barlick
Replies: 17
Views: 330

Re: Plaques in Barlick

I had forgotten about The Stage, Try The World's Fair too.

Would the theatre/s have given inspiration for the Majestic at a slightly later date?
by Whyperion
09 May 2020, 20:39
Forum: Volunteering Opportunities
Topic: Blood Donors
Replies: 233
Views: 27442

Re: Blood Donors

I forgot just before lockdown I was due blood tests, sometimes these are done at local hospital/clinic and sometimes can be done at doctors surgery. This time at doctors but when I got there there was a trainee nurse in and I was asked if I minded her doing it, figuring that everyone has to learn so...
by Whyperion
09 May 2020, 20:30
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Intro
Replies: 2
Views: 104

Re: Intro

HI Steve, if OGFB does not keep you busy enough Heatons Men in Sheds has a website and bi-weekly zoom meetings at present (the wood whittling and 3D plastic playing is currently on hold due to social distancing and most are in the to be shielded category) Similar criteria exist for membership (actua...
by Whyperion
09 May 2020, 20:20
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: Mobile Phones
Replies: 537
Views: 46415

Re: Mobile Phones

This is another aspect of the rise of populism. Trump must love it! `Far-right spreads Covid-19 'infodemic' on Facebook' LINK `....what the WHO has called an "infodemic" looks more like a parallel world, complete with social organisation, activism and gift shops. It is one where fringe politics and...
by Whyperion
09 May 2020, 20:09
Forum: Gardening
Topic: Gardening
Replies: 600
Views: 39447

Re: Gardening

I tend to pull up (others will spray to death) plants like that. Problem is they produce so many seeds that ground can get over-run with them, its a fine line to providing a host to moth or butterfly / hover fiy larvae and having too much rampant greenery. Trying to explain to some folk that an over...
by Whyperion
09 May 2020, 19:55
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 1421
Views: 98507

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

They only need to sort the railways out and re-instate the thousands of bus routes that have been lost through more than a decade of cuts. Easy to say, a lot harder to implement. They could start by Nationalising the railways and chucking a few billion into transport systems outside of London, (not...
by Whyperion
09 May 2020, 19:24
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 4465
Views: 281085

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

This week is the last week of Stanley's View as we know it. I don't intend to stop writing and my intention is to continue with a series of occasional articles but it remains to be seen how I will manage these without the discipline and deadline of a publication date! I'm not getting any younger. I...
by Whyperion
09 May 2020, 18:14
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS
Replies: 1663
Views: 114473

Re: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS

In the Southern hemisphere the sun at noon is in the north instead of our experience in the North. That was what was disturbing me even before I had recognised it. What intrigued me was that it was instinct that alerted me to it. Perhaps we have forgotten senses that recognise magnetism. It is thou...
by Whyperion
09 May 2020, 18:09
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 8084
Views: 337149

Re: POLITICS CORNER

As I said in another thread, certifiable. It would be OK if he was the first recipient though. :extrawink: missed the thread, but what actions can an adminstration take if its leader is demonstrating words, thoughts or actions that most folk would think if not erratic as certainly not of being of s...
by Whyperion
09 May 2020, 18:04
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 8084
Views: 337149

Re: POLITICS CORNER

A couple of things, is the provision of PPE in private care homes not the responsibility of the care home owner Probably, but if all normal supplies of required and H&S assesed needed to the correct ISO/BS/EU stanard have dried up or ordered to go to NHS does the care provider hand back the individ...

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