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  1. 5 points
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    Mix these tablets with the cattle feed - problem solved!
  3. 4 points
    Maybe the lesson learnt is that manufacturing everything thousands of miles away is not a great idea
  4. 4 points
    A reminder of why we have a Brexit problem. And it isn't the people!
  5. 3 points
    BLM is a product of the age we live in. They are a bogus organization born simply out of the fact that, in these times, the crazier your proclamations the more you get on tv. They have no interest at all in any dialogue, or in thhe preservation of lives of any kind, they just want to March and chant " Kill the police, kill the police" and maybe loot a little on the side. They exist simply because they can, they are merely anarchists using skin color to avoid being run out of town on a rail. There were around fifty blacks killed by blacks in Chicago this weekend over a 48 hour period, where were they then ? Nowhere, because that doesn't fit their agenda. In the last year, there were three times more police officers killed in the line of duty by blacks than there were blacks killed by police officers. As with most things nowadays, politics, the news, activism, it's all a farce and if it wasn't for the media driving it because it suits their ideology and turns them a good profit, it would all die on the vine. I really didn't want to write this post, not because it isn't true, but because I think that just discussing them just gives credibility to a bad joke.
  6. 3 points
    Not the only ones: Piers (the mouth) Morgan and opposition politicians are after his scalp (but he's bald !); so much for constructive opposition. If Cummings has committed an offence he should be fined like anyone else, but no, they are after undermining the Gov at a time when we need some political cohesion. 😷😷
  7. 3 points
    Indian takeaway - £20. Cost of delivery - £2 Opening it to find out they’ve forgotten part of your order? Riceless. What should you do if you're addicted to seaweed? Sea kelp. What do you call a man with no shins? Tony. What do we want? Acronyms! When do we want them? ASAP! Prison chaplain: And why are you here, my son? Prisoner: Because they've got the doors locked.
  8. 3 points
    AS the owner I have been biting my tongue and keeping quite as there are far more important issues going on for me (my family) the town and the rest of the word. The adverts are our only form of revenue. Running this forum, even with adverts costs me personally over £750 a year, add to that the running costs of the main site (before any staffing costs) and you are talking another £9k a year!. Google gave an option to take over the placement of the adverts on this and the main site. Yes they are a bit of an inconvenience but they are not hurting anyone - all the same news content e.t.c is stll there for you for free. I currently have had to furlough all staff, had no govt grants but am still working seven days a week around the clock providing a free news service and a free forum and free daily news. The new advert placements have enabled us to keep going through what were already difficult times. If you want to carry on arguing with me over the placement of the adverts feel free - but if you are an unhappy customer (Can you be a customer if you don't pay?) nobody is forcing you on here and i am not making any demands of you. P.S Since our new advert placements our revenues have increased over 500 per cent and our website traffic has doubled in the past month, so not many people are voting with their feet. I guess you could always try the other news channel which i believe now limits how many stories you can see and they binned their forum years ago because its dwellers were more trouble than they were worth! I know I have some loyal friends on here who have been great supporters for many years and I thank you all and wish you all well. Take care and lets hope we can all get through these terrible times.
  9. 3 points
    The scammers don't seem to be resting at home. I've had 2 scam emails today, one supposedly from TV Licensing and the other from supposedly Netflix on phishing expeditions. They both claim that they have been unable to collect my Direct Debit payment and that I have to follow the link and set up a new DD. Stay wary folks and keep your banking details safe!!
  10. 3 points
    Open your mail, read it, throw the envelope away and wash your hands. It isn't rocket science.
  11. 3 points
    Hi everyone, hope you are all ok, Regarding the adverts we are all now seeing which I too have had a rant about on here, I have snow spoken to Gary airing my gripes too but now I understand why he is doing it and I hope you will too after reading his. The upshot of it all is that Gary’s personal purse strings have been taking a battering for some time to keep the forum and the website alive for us all and now with the awful situation we have all found ourselves thrown into things have become even worse for Gary as it has for many businesses. With hardly and revenue coming in Gary has had to take the decision to increase the number of adverts on the site for now in the hope that they at least will draw in a bit of revenue. Without this there is a very good chance that he will have to pull the plug on the lot and cut his losses so to speak which, I’m sure you will all agree, would be a terrible shame after all the years he’s spent providing such an invaluable source of daily news and also a forum for us to all rant and rave on (sorry I meant for us to discuss things on lol). After our chat Gary has tried to see if he can cut the number of adverts down slightly and also alter their placements a little but we aren’t sure if it’s worked to be honest. Not only has Gary got funding worries but also of late he has been targeted by some very nasty people and comments regarding his work, his news coverage and general stuff too on facebook and other social media etc. Nothing quite like keyboard warriors to crawl out from under their rocks when they are bored and hit you when you’re already down eh….shameful creatures grrr !! Anyway I’m rambling again….. back to the forum and news pages adverts… So yes the adverts are rather annoying (sorry Gary lol) but now we all know WHY they are suddenly appearing more frequently I’m sure you will all understand and put up with them for now as I think we all owe it to Gary TO ALL DO OUR VERY BEST TO SUPPORT HIM though these very hard and uncertain times just like Gary is still trying to support other small local companies and people who are also struggling in the same way THREE CHEERS FOR GARY AND FOR EVERYONE ELSE BATTLING THROUGH THESE VERY SCARY, UNCERTAIN AND WORRYING TIMES. Keep smiling and stay safe and well everyone and lets all try to stay positive and supportive of each other. Dizzy xxxx
  12. 3 points
    That's if you can believe a word that the CCP come out with. Let's be honest, they've been lying about this pandemic since at least November last year.
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    What a great idea.. putting the fans first 👍👍👍 ................... PLAYERS and staff from Warrington Wolves are going to be doing their bit for the community amid the coronavirus outbreak. The club say around eight per cent of their fanbase is aged 70 or above – the age group classed as vulnerable to Covid-19, with the Government advising them to remain indoors. As a result, The Wire say they will be making phone calls to all of their elderly members and vulnerable community groups to check on their wellbeing. They will also arrange for safe delivery of essential home products and groceries, plus entertainment packs including old programmes and DVDs.............................. Well done again 👍👍
  15. 3 points
    Wonder if the house of commons bar is open or closed.....🤔
  16. 3 points
    Observer. No I didn't get the last loaf of bread but don't worry, I have a cunning plan.
  17. 3 points
    I don't know if you can see the same adverts as me Bill but no wonder there are funeral adverts on with a "7 women to one man dating" ad....extreme exhaustion to say the least ..
  18. 3 points
    Lets face it folks we are going to die. When we don't know. Where we don't. How we don't know. But it is going to happen so why worry about a remote possibility of catching a particular infection which may or may not kill you. World war, Britain bombed house destroyed people killed and maimed thousands homeless, the reaction "keep calm and carry on". terrorist attacks people killed.reaction "we can handle this no terrorist will scare us" virus infection that will give 90% of the infected flu like symptom for a week.reaction "BUY EVERY TOILET ROLL IN THE SHOP!!". I just don't get the connection. last time i had a dose of flu i was constipated for a week. never used one sheet of toilet paper.
  19. 3 points
    The accents I mainly hear about town are Polish and Russian 😉.
  20. 3 points
    FYI. There has been about a 100 virus cases in the US and 10 deaths. Not a lot out of 330,000,000. However, all of the deaths were very old people with existing severe medical conditions, in fact they were all in a single nursing home in Seattle. As the forum consists of young, virile, fit guys, y'all should be ok.
  21. 3 points
    Seems that all hospitals now have a corona virus pod for people who might be infected. For the warrington pod you have to go INTO the MAIN entrance to find out where the pod is located. "bend over and assume the appropriate kissing position." comes to mind.......🤣
  22. 3 points
    On the BBC news tonight the news about the NHS not meeting its A&E targets again, the reporter mentioned that we are getting "into the flu season". Why on earth are people going to A&E with the flu? If you want my opinion, if you have the flu you shouldn't be spreading your germs to innocent victims by going to crowded places like, for example, hospitals!!
  23. 3 points
    Lidl has said it will remove cartoon characters from its own-brand cereals to help parents buy healthy products. It hopes that the rebranded packaging, to be introduced in the spring, will alleviate the pressure of children's "pester power". When I was young the World was so simple and orderly,I went with my Mum when she did her weekly shop(to help carry the bags) she let me pick my favourite cereal as my treat.I remember looking at Tony the Tiger and all the other brands plus looking at the free gifts on offer which were often in the boxes, Obviously it made a young lad happy as a sandboy picking these cereals.Well it must have if I still remember the warm glow of Saturday morning shopping with Mum sixty years later. And now such small treats are being demonised (yet again) by our interfering do gooders who must have a very sad life if they just sit in some office looking for new""Hidden"" threats in the innocence of buying a box of soddin cornflakes with cute cartoon characters on them !!!!.
  24. 3 points
    Could not agree more. Unless it take a turn for the worse self medicate and keep away from place where there are ill people who could be made worse by catching what you have.
  25. 3 points
    3 boatloads of the Extinction Rebels are due to blockade the crater by Friday at the latest.
  26. 3 points
    A cowboy named Bud was overseeing his herd in a remote mountainous pasture in Montana when suddenly a brand-new BMW advanced toward him out of a cloud of dust. The driver, a young man in a Brioni suit, Gucci shoes, RayBan sunglasses and YSL tie, he leaned out the window and asked the cowboy: “If I tell you exactly how many cows and calves you have in your herd, will you give me a calf?” Bud looks at the man, who obviously is a yuppie, then looks at his peacefully grazing herd and calmly answers, “Sure, why not?” The yuppie parks his car, whips out his Dell notebook computer, connects it to his Cingular RAZR V3 cell phone, and surfs to a NASA page on the Internet, where he calls up a GPS satellite to get an exact fix on his location which he then feeds to another NASA satellite that scans the area in an ultra-high-resolution photo. The young man then opens the digital photo in Adobe Photoshop and exports it to an image processing facility in Hamburg, Germany … Within seconds, he receives an email on his Palm Pilot that the image has been processed and the data stored. He then accesses an MS-SQL database through an ODBC connected Excel spreadsheet with email on his Blackberry and, after a few minutes, receives a response. Finally, he prints out a full-color, 150-page report on his hi-tech, miniaturized HP LaserJet printer, turns to the cowboy and says, “You have exactly 1,586 cows and calves.” “That’s right. Well, I guess you can take one of my calves,” says Bud. He watches the man select one of the animals and looks on with amusement as the man stuffs it into the trunk of his car. Then Bud says to the man, “Hey, if I can tell you exactly what your business is, will you give me back my calf?” The man thinks about it for a second and then says, “Okay, why not?” “You’re a Congressman for the U.S. Government”, says Bud. “Wow! That’s correct,” says the yuppie, “but how did you guess that?” “No guessing required.” answered the cowboy. “You showed up here even though nobody called you; you want to get paid for an answer I already knew, to a question I never asked. You used millions of dollars worth of equipment trying to show me how much smarter than me you are; and you don’t know a thing about how working people make a living – or about cows, for that matter. Because this is a herd of sheep! Now give me back my dog.”
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    Stuck for Christmas Present ideas? Here's the ideal gift which should suit everyone:
  29. 3 points
    *Dusts off tin hat, applies fresh coat of polish and hands it over.*....⛑️
  30. 3 points
    Some people have no understanding of the difference between a bit of fun and mindless vandalism. When they grow up they'll have years to reflect on the fact that they can never claim to have been a good person or made the best of their lives. Quite sad really. Bill
  31. 3 points
    I like the old jokes best......It makes it easier for me to know when to laugh......🤣
  32. 3 points
    Seems the UK currently have better "worker's rights" than the EU, and thus not dependent on membership of the EU. So a red herring hatched by Labour as a Remoaner excuse for opposition to Brexit. If employment standards and environmental standards become matters for our domestic Parliament in any case, this issue will be governed by domestic election results.
  33. 3 points
    Apparently, matters are getting fraught , angry commuters dragging anarchists from underground train roofs because they want to get to work etc. Perhaps these nerds should head off to the sub continent where they can travel on the roofs of rail carriages all day long.
  34. 3 points
    At the Court at Balmoral THE 28th DAY OF AUGUST 2019 PRESENT, THE QUEEN’S MOST EXCELLENT MAJESTY IN COUNCIL It is this day ordered by Her Majesty in Council that the Parliament be prorogued on a day no earlier than Monday the 9th day of September and no later than Thursday the 12th day of September 2019 to Monday the 14th day of October 2019, to be then holden for the despatch of divers urgent and important affairs, and that the Right Honourable the Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain do cause a Commission to be prepared and issued in the usual manner for proroguing the Parliament accordingly. Richard Tilbrook The court challenge is irrelevant because the Queen has already used the Royal Prerogative and that cannot be challenged in her courts. There will be possibly only three and a half days of parliament before prorogation and the Government can set the Order Paper on the first one. There is not enough time to use the same ruse as last time. When Parliament reconvenes there will be a Queens Speech followed by the debate on that. The remoamers will be given just enough time to vote on the deal Boris comes up with or not. It looks like this shambles is coming to a conclusion - or is it?
  35. 3 points
    1st Nov - the sun still rises in the sky - the Germans still want to sell us their cars, the French still want to sell us their wine etc - pragmatism wins.
  36. 3 points
    Jeremy Corbyn asked the Queen. "Your Majesty, how do you run such an efficient organisation? Are there any tips you can give me?" "Well." Said the Queen. "The most important thing is to surround yourself with intelligent people." Jeremy Corbyn then asked. "But how do I know if the people around me are really intelligent?" The Queen took a sip of tea. "Oh, that's easy, you just ask them to answer an intelligent riddle, watch me and listen." The Queen pushed a button on her intercom. "Please send Prince Charles in here, would you?" Prince Charles walked into the room and said. Yes, Mother? The Queen smiled and said to Charles. "Answer me this please Charles. Your mother and father have a child. It is not your brother and it is not your sister. Who is it?" Without pausing for a moment, Prince Charles answered. "That would be me." "Yes, very good!" Said the Queen. Ah ha I get it said Jeremy, thank you Ma'am. And in a great rush he left. Corbyn went back to Parliament and decided to ask Diane Abbott the same question. "Diane, answer this for me." "Your mother and your father have a child. It's not your brother and it's not your sister. Who is it?" "I'm not sure." Said Abbott. And then in true Diane Abbott style she went on to say. "Let me get back to you on that one." She went to her advisers and asked everyone, but none could give her an answer. Frustrated, Diane went for a coffee and met Nigel Farage. "Nigel, see if you can answer this question." "Okay." Replied Nigel. "Your mother and father have a child and it's not your brother or your sister. Who is it?" Farage immediately answered,."That's easy, it's me!" Abbott grinned and said. "Good answer Nigel, I see it all now!" Abbott then, went back to find Corbyn and said to him. "Jeremy, I did some research and I have the answer to that riddle 'If your mother and father have a child who is not your brother or your sister, the child is Nigel Farage!"' Corbyn went red in the face, got up, stomped over to Abbott, and yelled in her face. "No! You bloody idiot! It's Prince Charles!"
  37. 3 points
    In 1947, when I was 8 yrs old, I lived with my parents on Gig Lane in Woolston. One day, my hero, my father, came to me and said "Son, I want you to do something, I want you to go to Manchester, find Marks and Spencer's and bring back a shopping bag with the name on it". He gave me a half a crown and that was it . I left the house, walked down Gig Lane to Manchester Road and caught the No 10 bus to Manchester Victoria. Where the conductor told me to get off, cos this was the terminus, I did and asked the first person I saw "Where's Marks and Spencer's?". I completed my mission, returned to Victoria, got on a bus with a No 10 on it and waited till it took me home. In 1950, I went to the Festival of Britain with Richard Fairclough School (how I happened to be there is another story). On a communal day out in London we passed a store and in the window I saw a beautiful Scouts knife. I had been given just enough ' present' money to buy it. The next morning I coerced a friend to go with me after breakfast to find the shop to buy it - we did. Then we had to get back to Gower St in time for the 10:00 o'clock days coach trip. By a quarter to ten I knew we couldn't make it, so I flagged down a London cab and made it back with five minutes to spare - two shillings poorer! The teachers read me the riot act, but later that night, two of them came to my bed and told me how they were impressed and how I had the ability to become the leader of the free world, Sorry, that might be a slight exaggeration, but I was moved out of Richard Fairclough a month later. That friends is the power of parenting. My question is, not literally, but psychologically, why can that story never be repeated in this day and age and who is responsible? l
  38. 3 points
    Credit for the images to all those people who posted them to Warrington Memories (FB) & Warrington Photos Warrington Born (FB).
  39. 3 points
    Partly parenting today and partly the "ooh we must protect the children from evil" brigade. As a kid growing up i was taught that doing wrong hurt, mainly because i got found out by my parents and the resultant "clip round the ear" hurt, result was that i did not do wrong again or at least not that my parents would find out about. (they usually did though). Today that would be classed as child abuse, along with it's many and varied cries of outrage that you could treat a child that way. As a kid growing up we had little in the way of valuable items, my first bike was not so much a hand me down as a Frankenstein, cobbled together from bits salvaged from old bikes scavenged from the tip or canal. an old butchers bike frame made from what appeared to be drainpipes coupled with the latest sturmey archer three speed gearing and lever brakes that only worked well if you stuck your feet on the floor as well. Muggings happened to old grannies on pension day and in other far off exotic places like manchester and liverpool. Kids these days cannot exist without a phone that cost more than a months wages and the latest designer trend fingernails. The answer lies in the trend towards not hurting the kids, naughty steps and time outs instead if a "clip round the ear". also in the fact that kids have no real boundaries as such and know that they will be believed if they say they have been abused/mistreated, even if it is a complete fabrication because dad/mum won't let them have an extra five minutes on candy crush. This trend has been ongoing since the late sixties and slowly gathering momentum and has resulted in a group of parents that were not "severely disciplined" and as a result are less inclined to be harsh on their kids, which in turn makes those kids less inclined as well until discipline, as such, is just given lip service by the parents and literally laughed at by their offspring. oh bugger rambling now so shut up SID. 🤭🤫
  40. 3 points
    The alliance of anti-brexiteers said they had united on a plan to stop Boris. Boris responded by taking away the parliamentary time they needed for their plot. To be clear, the Government has a right to govern whilst the bunch who are promoting sedition do not have a right to do that. That those who are guilty of fomenting sedition have the audacity to call the lawful actions of the state a coup says everything about their concept of truth or lack of it.
  41. 3 points
    We can but hope.....................................................
  42. 3 points
    And this just for good measure
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    That's right blame it on the Romans, "What av they ever done for us eh"?🤭
  45. 2 points
    Its not 20 20 hindsight vision, it is kind of common sense.. Its kind of if your on a boat at sea and you see a weather report saying there is a storm on its way do you run for shelter or sail into it? Other countries that have quickly imposed a lock down have relatively low infection and death figures.
  46. 2 points
    I believe if there was an appeal for help in doing this, then there’d be plenty of people willing to get involved. People’s attitudes change during times of national emergency although I’m sure there will always be some miserable sods who would rather sit on heir backsides than lift a finger to help. It always rattled me to think that we import labour from the continent while paying huge amounts to have people out of work because it’s not the kind of job they want. Bill 😊
  47. 2 points
    Well, i class myself as a typical man in the street & i am now sick to the back teeth of the worst case scenarios being peddled across the news networks. No wonder we have panic buying & the way these purveyors of misery are carrying on we will soon be having panic in society & rioting on the streets. I think a good starting point for the NHS in this crisis though would be to stop the required targets for GPs set by Labour a few years ago & up the patient throughput in doctor's surgeries.
  48. 2 points
    Oh dear. We should move away from heating homes with gas and that means we don't need fracking does it? So here are some thoughts on the practicality of that - For existing buildings there is not often space for ground sourced heat pumps so air source heat pumps, with all the attendant noise, will be needed. The Coefficient of Performance is about 3 for such devices and the current domestic heating load goes up to 170 Gigawatts. That means that the extra electrical generation capacity which is in serious trouble at 50GW needs to increase by 60GW, more than double. A point that the eco-warriors always forget is that the renewable systems are unreliable and last year in the UK the use of renewable supply was a record but the amount of total renewable supply capacity (nameplate capacity) was ten times the actual supplied electricity. It is massively inefficient. When they compare costs it is always false, they compare the nameplate capacity cost, with no back-up capacity in the even of a windless night, against the equivalent spinning thermal capacity. The politicians feel they have to follow the media story, because that is what it is. Now the problem that comes next is the hot water that comes out of the heat pump is at not likely to be at 70 degrees C, the design temperature for radiator based heating installations. The pumps work better down at 35 degrees. So for most people they need to locate a heat pump where it will not keep them awake and change the boiler as well as changing the radiators for larger ones or changing to underfloor heating. (Obviously a cinch in homes with a ground floor on a concrete raft!) Then there will need to be better insulation added. Sorry Bill but the idea that the necessary changes to 30 million homes can be done at such a speed and in synchronism with doubling the grid's generation capacity, so as to avoid fracking, is laughable. The time taken to build that capacity and in the wind power the locations offshore for what would need to be around three times the desired output would be such a large undertaking that it is going to take decades. The current promises are risible as are the politicians that spout them and the green morons who know full well that their plans will kill millions. We need fracking and we need it soon to stop Putin making us freeze to death. Fortunately as Stallard will know and others do not, the law in the US is changing to allow America to export its natural gas and we have additional capacity which we cannot currently use to accept the gas because tankers get diverted to Japan for higher prices. However the facilities in the US are planned for the Eastern seaboard to make it cheaper for the US to export to us than to Japan because the ships turn round faster. You may all be more grateful for fracking sooner than you think.
  49. 2 points
    Our constitution is not all written but it does exist and the enemy of it has without doubt been this Parliament. However it has to be said in my view that the House of Commons bears the clearest blame and in it Speaker Bercow has enabled the revolting actions by a litany of unconstitutional moves over a long period. A more biased Speaker it is hard to imagine and it is to be hoped that he will never be ennobled but I suspect if the rogues in Labour ever take power in the next ten years the little git with the Napoleon complex will be made a Lord.
  50. 2 points
    It's an ocean racing yacht which, of course, was built without creating even a hint of a carbon footprint. Meanwhile the plane which she could potentially have travelled by will still be making the journey and producing exactly the same emissions as it would have if she had been on board. Of course here we are in the 21st century and blessed with technology like video conferencing which mean you can speak to an audience on the other side of the planet without actually leaving your house. It's called virtue signalling and is on a par with hipocrisy. I can't decide who is worse, the Blessed Greta or the adults who will be pretending to hang on to every word that issues from her uneducated mouth.
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