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  2. Seemed to me the place was ready to fall down on it's own and If kids every got in there and ended up getting injured then there'd be hell to pay. If nobody has the money to take on and maintain places like this then for me it makes more sense to demolish them rather than leaving them to become a derelict eyesores. Bill
  3. flying the flag and the world cup.

    you know all this yet you spout that utter nonsense about racism?
  4. flying the flag and the world cup.

    Sid, "not only but also" - the Black Country gained its name in the mid-nineteenth century from the smoke from the many thousands of iron working foundries and forges. Other theories mention the abundance of coal in the region - the working of the shallow and 30ft thick seams. The region was described as 'Black by day and red by night' by Elihu Burritt, the American Consul to Birmingham in 1862. Some of my ancestors were from the midlands, my great great grandfather was a narrowboat captain who came from Napton-on-the-Hill and worked out of Braunston.
  5. so we need a time machine to go back and make our protestations heard when the building is still in good nick, as no one did anything at the time. If you come across one, give me a shout, I'll join you.
  6. Yesterday
  7. losing text

    I've just edited my above post twice from the 6th June. I could see the word 'required' in red but it still worked ok. I just don't get why yours wont work on any of your browser Bill. It's blummin' bugging me now aargh lol
  8. It was in decent nick PJ when the council bought it off the church (the Church needed some money at the time so they sold that building). It must have been in good condition because the council used it as offices for a some time.....and then they (council bods) moved out leaving it unused and then I guess PTS then acquired it with the other Cabinet works buildings and ALL were left to rot away or allowed to be vandalised and the council did bugger all to stop them (the owners PTS) letting that happen. Surely the council had powers and a duty to stop that happening...mmmm And then once in a completely delapidated state the council do take action....and BUY it all back for a small fortune and then they give themselves permission to bulldoze it all to make way for new development that they had wanted many years ago. Like something out of a story book don't you think ??
  9. Brexit

  10. flying the flag and the world cup.

    What a moronic post, tell me Algy, are you a real moron or do you simply do a brilliant impression of one? hehe some 'looser' gave me a thumbs down lol
  11. World Cup

    I think there's actually 4 refs watching the screens for VAR, so that would be a lot of brown envelopes..........................................
  12. World Cup

    Wan't too bad really, if we ignore , as the ref did; the obstruction and shirt pulling by the Tunisians and the feigned injuries. Which suggests that even the VAR ref was biased too.
  13. flying the flag and the world cup.

    They are if they worked in the coal mining industry which is where the term "Black country" is supposedly derived from.
  14. flying the flag and the world cup.

    Surely this is not PC, PJ, after all, all people who live there are not 'Black'!.
  15. NHS again -

    There's something in that Asp, and no doubt there is scope for a better managed system, that confines itself to clinical need, National entitlement and extends to social care. But, as with any public service it relies on tax-payer funding, which perhaps should now be ring fenced to NI contributions and not used as a political football by the politicians.
  16. Last week
  17. NHS again -

    It's been said before, the NHS is a black hole. Any additional funding goes in wage rises and increased bureaucracy as well as things that shouldn't be under the NHS budget like campaigns against lifestyle choices e.g. smoking, drinking and eating!
  18. NHS again -

    HS2 would be the best project to fund the NHS from. £50 billion + & rising, the NHS would be a drop in the ocean.
  19. Stopping the volcano

    Stopping the Volcano in Hawaii: According to ancient Hawaiian tradition, the quickest way to APPEASE PELE and have the volcanic fires stop is to make a human sacrifice into her fires, and according to tradition, that needs to be a celebrated leader who was born in Hawaii and held a position of power for 8 years. Obama quickly announced he was actually born in Kenya, and has the Birth Certificate to prove it.
  20. NHS again -

    And now, a fuss over the proposed increase in funding for the NHS, asking where the money is coming from. Well surely, where it's always come from - the tax payers. Whether from NI or from our contribution dividend from the EU (which the tax-payer is still funding). If we want public services, we have to pay for them.
  21. yes Algy, short of inventing a time machine and travelling back to when it was in decent nick, buying it and keeping it in good condition for the present I don't know what else could be done, unless you have a better plan
  22. Signed, sealed and delivered, well! that's the end of that PJ.
  23. Father's Day

    “When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.” ― Mark Twain N.B. Although this quote is attributed to Mark Twain, the fact that his father died when he was 11 puts some doubt in the picture. But it does have some truth in it's meaning .
  24. Loosing it

    no problem Evil Sid, I just wanted to make it a little clearer what happened.
  25. Loosing it

    PJ i do apologise but it was unclear in your post and i assumed that the old person was on foot and not driving. as for the reckless driving bit it was not an accusation merely a statement of what could be put down on any charge that the police might bring had an accident occurred. It was not meant as a criticism of you or your driving. I could have easily have said driving without due care and attention. again not criticism of your driving just an observation should charges arise. in saying that not too long back i was nearly wiped out by some young guy who saw gap in traffic and went to pull out. both he and i were lucky in that he managed to slam the anchors on and i managed to swerve across his front. good job i was on the bike and not in the car, or maybe not as he seemed to be oblivious to the bike and just saw a gap. had i been in the car he would in all probability not pulled out in front of me.
  26. World Cup

  27. Loosing it

    Why wait until 65? Why not every year after the age of, say, 18?
  28. Loosing it

    Perhaps it’s time for retests each year after the age of 65?
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