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Post by Stanley » 21 May 2019, 01:53

No China, just brainwashed into paying high prices!
Mail from Talktalk. The email I rejected yesterday wasn't spam but an offer of a new router and fixed price for 4 years. Normally I wouldn't bother but bearing in mind that nothing is going to get cheaper over the next 4 years because of Brexit etc. I took the offer. Worth a punt I suspect.

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Is there a more useless clock in Barlick than this one on the bus shelter in Station Road? It never tells the correct time and at the moment is stopped.

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Can you remember the simple electric clock on the front of what was then the Council Office at Post office corner? Far more reliable and almost invariably showed the correct time. Perhaps we ought to do away with the ornate but useless clock on the shelter and go back to some more simple technology!
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Post by Stanley » 21 May 2019, 05:18

Later.... I can't find it on the web but the BBC reported this morning that a labourer has inherited a 1500 acre estate after DNA tests revealed that he was the natural but secret son of the former aristocratic owner. Was the name Adler?
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Post by Wendyf » 21 May 2019, 05:51

Adlard-Rogers. He has inherited the Penrose Estate in Cornwall apparently. Found it in the Sun!

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/9117107/l ... -dna-test/

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Post by Stanley » 21 May 2019, 06:07

That's the one Wendy!
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Post by plaques » 21 May 2019, 07:17

If the bus stop clock is useless what about the weather vane that's missing from the top of Steele's Solicitors Fern Lea Ave,/ Albert road? Impressed by the quality of the Centenary Gardens Fern Lea Ave.

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Post by Cathy » 21 May 2019, 07:39

Don't lose the clock, just fix it. :surprised:
How many places can have the towns name on their clock?
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Post by Tripps » 21 May 2019, 08:59

Hard to believe, but I heard a news item saying that some teenagers were now unable to tell the time from an analogue device, being so used to using the digital display on their mobile phone. :smile:
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Post by PanBiker » 21 May 2019, 09:30

We used a projected digital clock in the exam rooms for the same reason. Invigilators handbook says digital is not as forbearing for some students. Analogue is much easier for visualising time remaining though. Those that wear watches are OK with analogue although watches have to be removed during the exam. Sally is invigilating as I post.
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Post by Tizer » 21 May 2019, 09:35

It's good to see that the man who is inheriting the Penrose Estate manor house is going to set up a charity to help people in nearby Helston and Porthleven. The estate land is now National Trust and open to the public for walking. It's a beautiful place with a large lake between Helston and the coast. It was once an estuary and ships would sale up to Helston but then the outlet of the estuary became blocked by a shingle bar and a freshwater lake, Loe Pool, was formed. As well as the lake there's lots of farmland and woodland.

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`Middlesbrough: Keeping the flames alive at final foundry' LINK

This caught my attention today. I've vopied it word for word from a government web page. Read it carefully and you'll laugh as I did!
`Sale of invasive water plants banned to protect wildlife: The sale of five invasive non-native aquatic plant species is to be banned in order to protect wildlife Environment Minister Richard Benyon.' If you don't believe me it's here: LINK

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Post by Stanley » 22 May 2019, 02:51

The Middlesbrough foundry has my best wishes but unless you have a specialised product as a base load you are on a sticky wicket these days. We have the old Ouzledale Foundry at Long Ing which owns and makes Esse cookers.
British Steel look to be going down very soon. I saw our MP Andrew Stevenson at the despatch yesterday in his capacity as Business and Industry minister. He was as incisive as ever....
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Post by Cathy » 22 May 2019, 05:44

22 Jamie Oliver restaurants having to close. Very sad.
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Post by Stanley » 22 May 2019, 05:46

And others as well Cathy. The High Street is suffering badly....
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Post by Tizer » 22 May 2019, 08:56

I suppose people who will believe what Andrew Wakefield and the MMR deniers say will also believe what the owners of these web sites claim...
`Bleach peddled as 'miracle' autism cure on YouTube' LINK
`Hundreds of videos that promote bleach as a cure for autism have been discovered on YouTube. The substance, which is peddled as "Miracle Mineral Solution" (MMS), has reportedly caused dozens of injuries and two deaths in the US. According to an investigation by technology news site Business Insider some appeared in the top three search results for "autism cure".'

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Post by Stanley » 23 May 2019, 02:12

I didn't know about that Tiz. Seems to me like cynical exploitation of parents who are at their wits end and will grab at any straws.
The fact it's voting day and Susan is coming to give me the luxury of a pedicure. She does it so much better than I do....
My young friend Vicky agreeing right away to take me to Airedale on the two days in July when Susan is on holiday. The nicest thing about that is that I know that if I hadn't asked her she would be upset.
Later.... News that the UN have passed a resolution (non-binding) demanding that the UK give up control of the Chagos Islands within six months. The government have said that they won't comply because the island of Diego Garcia is a military base and is essential for fighting terrorism and privacy. What they haven't mentioned is that the US has one of its most important electronic intelligence stations on the island. I think that might be something to do with it and bugger the islanders who were forcibly removed.
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Post by Tizer » 23 May 2019, 08:38

I'm glad that this subject is being given more attention but it should also be demanding more public loos for everyone.
`Two female loos for every male one, experts recommend' LINK

Another aspect of loos... Having been setting up a new garden we've visited a lot of garden centres recently and I've noticed that they have very clean loos. In contrast, many supermarkets have dirty, smelly loos. I'm surprised that retailers who sell food and should be very switched on to hygiene let their public loos get into such a bad state. Another observation...at one supermarket the public loos were out of action and customers were directed to the staff loos. These were cleaner than the public ones!

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Post by chinatyke » 23 May 2019, 09:35

Tizer wrote:
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... customers were directed to the staff loos. These were cleaner than the public ones!
Suggesting that it is Joe Public that makes them unclean! That sounds about right.

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Post by Stanley » 23 May 2019, 10:29

I exercised my democratic rights this morning and voted. At 07:30 I was the fifth person to vote and the lady said they were all old people 'like me'! The voting process was simple, one cross next to a political party, how they allocate it I have no idea. The ladies seemed surprised when I said that it didn't surprise me and I thought that most people would be using it as a protest vote against the Tories. It will be interesting to see what the turnout is, I suspect it will be about 15% or even lower.
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Post by Big Kev » 23 May 2019, 10:35

I can't get there until later so I may be able to find out how popular it's been :-)
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Post by Wendyf » 23 May 2019, 11:04

We had our usual walk down to the polling station in Kelbrook and back. There certainly wasn't a queue!

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2 climbers have died in queue of 200 people waiting to get to the summit of Everest. Beyond belief.


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Big Kev wrote:
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I can't get there until later so I may be able to find out how popular it's been :-)
It was very quiet at 5.30 this evening. I've been and made my mark, let's see what happens now...
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Post by Stanley » 24 May 2019, 02:53

Wendy. Incredible isn't it. I don't think I'll bother! Trig point on Weets is my Everest! (And Ian's....)
EU elections, not even exit polls in news as yet. It's as though it never happened!
Butcher's morning.....
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Post by PanBiker » 24 May 2019, 07:52

I'll continue to use the Weets gym of course as is my wont but my next "Everest" is Penyghent. :extrawink:

Sally on her way for the train to Stratford to pick our Ruby up for half term. We will get the other two Silsden grandchildren delivered on Saturday. :smile:
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Post by Marilyn » 24 May 2019, 07:55

Theresa May likely to quit. Now...I have no knowledge of your politics ( I avoid it like the plague), and so I have no political bias ( so you cannot roast me) BUT I have seen the physical changes in this woman as time has gone on. Brexit has taken its toll on her body. I admire her for sticking with it, even if there are no accolades. I can see (as, I say, a total outsider) that the weight of Brexit has taken its toll on her physically -and yet she never refused to get up and keep going. I wish we had people of such political stature in our country.
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Post by PanBiker » 24 May 2019, 08:08

Her biggest problem was the "bloody awkward woman" stance which in effect stymied the debate and the solution to Brexit. Her total intransigence to accept a cross party solution and go it alone has led us to the complete impasse in parliament that we have now. She was handed a poison chalice as was stated on here over three years ago, she could have shared it out but chose not to, so to some degree it's of her own making, the sooner she goes the better. Yes it has aged her but she could have made it a lot easier.
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