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    That's right blame it on the Romans, "What av they ever done for us eh"?🤭
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    So operation scare monger is still in full swing, with a continuation of the speculation advanced by the Cameron Gov prior to the referendum - which didn't impress the majority. Yes, a no deal will cause disruption, but it's the job of Gov to overcome it and move on. In the new scenario it will be in the interest of both the UK and EU to rectify adverse effects that will hit them both - so pragmatism will out.
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    Careful dizz about loosing your marbles, they tend to roll everywhere and you end up losing them.🤔
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    LibDems: Brexit is the biggest existential threat this country has ever known and we must do all we can to defeat it. We need a government of national unity, right now. Jeremy Corbyn: I agree, and as leader of Her Majety’s Loyal Opposition (snigger) I will step forward to lead that GNU and ensure no deal Brexit doesn’t happen. LibDems: Its not that big a threat.
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    The Adam and Eve computer virus takes a couple of Bytes out of your Apple.
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    Loosing what? and can you get arrested for it?
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    The world's deserts are shrinking, the saharahn desert has srunk by 700,000 Square kilometers in the last 30 years. According to the 'experts' we are facing a food shortage yet you do not need to be an expert to se how farming efficiency could be increased even in places like France.
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    Don't worry.. it's what I call "a grey moment" I have more with each birthday that passes.
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    I have a pair of boots that are over 40 years old and still as serviceable today as the day i got them. Mind you i have only worn them a few times the first time was when i went down the mines.
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    Women are not like us . We can get many years out our favourite jumper .
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    my clothing occupies a four drawer filing cabinet and a three drawer bedside size table in my back bedroom/computer area. The front bedroom contains i large wardrobe, three large chest of drawers and a few smallish cases all full of Mrs Sids stuff. would not surprise me if there were a tribe of lost pygmies living amongst the stuff in the back of the wardrobe. My clothes are divided into three lots. clothes that i am wearing, clothes that have been washed and ready for wearing, clothes that need to be washed. oh and a suit for weddings/funerals. Mens clothes are looked on by women as outdated five minutes after you have got them to a comfortable state. womens clothes are looke don by women as out of date five minutes after trying them on in the shop and buying them. (slowly reaches for tin hat) ⛑️
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    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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    Yes we looked a far more balanced side with Ratchford back. A good workmanlike performance doing all the little things right and three scoreline took care of itself. A great atmosphere in the ground with both sets of supporters being loud but like the team performance, the barmy army were slightly louder! Wembley here we come!!
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    I had a prior engagement on cup final day but ,what the heck ,all arranged now. Come on you Mighty Wire !
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    According to what i have looked up a "standard" car park space "should" be 2.4 M wide by 4.8 M in length minimum. (7.9 ft by 16ft in English money) Although as far as i am aware those figures are just a guideline. All car parking spaces are designed to get the most cars in the minimum space. (The old bums on seats methodology) 40 cars will take up 96 metres in width at 2.4metre per car. if you increase that width by 100mm (4") to 2.5 metres then those same forty cars will occupy 100 metres of space. the extra space taken up could easily accommodate an extra car at 2.4 metres width so 41 cars per 100 metres with about 1.5 metres spare space. what parking spaces do not take into account is the fact that you have doors on a car that need to be opened. My "car", whilst only 1.3 metres wide, has doors that open almost 90 degrees and the doors are quite wide. So even if i park in the exact centre of a parking space if some body parks close to the line in the next space then getting in the car is somewhat akin to putting size six shoes on size nine feet. (possible with a bit of patience, a shoe horn and plenty of Vaseline or so i am told) 👠
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    WBC do not have the vision or continuity to do anything of scale. I suspect your fears are correct and the Garden City will be as much a Garden City as Chapelford is an Urban Village. Worst of all is that they do not get what has been known for decades that you have to put in Public Transport from the start and subsidise it until that is no longer required. You can't expect people to move in using cars and change to less convenient buses later.
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    I wouldn't waste my breath talking to any of them. They are, to a man/woman. as thick as two short planks and are proud to demonstrate the fact on a daily basis. The way they let the so-called journalists in the mainstream media run rings around them shows how thick they are, said "journalists" not being overly intelligent themselves. For the last 40 years we have allowed these charlatans to sit in parliament, being paid a good wage plus expenses, and rubber stamp legislation handed to them by unelected bureaucrats in Brussels without any further investigation, meanwhile taxing us to the hilt to pay for the EU project. Compare British state pensions to those that are paid in other EU countries for an example. Sack them all post Brexit and start with a new set.
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    It would be interesting to know if modern warfare is subject to H &S legislation. All warring parties given safe systems of work.
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    Let's hope The Argies don't get any fresh ideas of invading the islands. Imagine todays MP's ???? They can't agree on whether they want sugar or saccharine in their coffee !!! Maybe they would negotiate with Argentina; provided the decision followed a "democratic process", in other words, if Parliament voted for it.With multiple amendments and votes... over several months and then would follow an online petition calling for The Task Force to be halted after it hopefully gained over half a million signatures.Oh and their Brothers in Espana decided maybe........ just maybe...................... Gibraltar ???????(Naaaaaah ?????) Crazy far fetched ? History is littered with stories of Leaders putting their heads in the sand....
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    The Falklands should have been the only lesson we ever needed .
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    Venezuela wasn't forced into starvation by outside sanctions but rather by the corruption and incompetence of its own leadership and government. Socialism fails yet again.
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    And this just for good measure
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    Well folks the end really is nigh. Just over a week to go and it will be all over. No not Brexit, not the end of the world either. August 29th the end of all those annoying PPI adverts and phone calls. So what happens next, phone calls about the ppi companies that did not get you enough PPI payment or charged too much more than likely. Either that or Gladstone Brooks will have to go back to compensation claims for accidents and the like.🤭
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    I sometimes forget what great senses of humour people do actually have on here Nice when we have a giggle
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    Happy Birthday!! Have a good one Dizzy 😁🎂🥂
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    I'm with you Asp, people laugh when I tell them that I'm 80 yrs old and I've never even smelled marijuana ! If you stood next to me smoking I'd probably think it was dirty socks or something! No kidding Asp, Bec and I are doing our favorite thing right now - watching black and white movies on the classic movie channel . "Action in the North Atlantic" with Raymond Massey and Humphrey Bogart ( Merchant Marine) fighting U Boats on the Murmansk run - I thought I saw you in the last scene. Good movie.
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    Encouraging people to use drugs seems a strange way to combat crime! Alcohol and tobacco are considered problems, why add another? The reason that the cannabis lobby has so much traction is that most of the politicians, police, civil servants etc have all used it and still do, it has nothing to do with improving quality of life, it just means that they will no longer have to use a secret dealer. Several prominent users have admitted that a regular cannabis user can never operate at more than 40'% efficiency due to perpetual lethargy.
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    There are already dangerous drugs in circulation IE: alcohol and tobacco; which make that much money in tax, HMG won't ban them; so if they add a few more, they're just being consistent !
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    So if there is a no confidence win then the current government will have to be dissolved or a general election be called. similarly a vote of confidence in the next mob must be passed within 14 days or else there must be a general election. If the no confidence vote is defeated then another opposition member can again call for a vote of no confidence ad nauseum or until they run out of opposition members willing to risk a win. Even if there is a vote of no confidence then there is a precedence to call into question the validity of that vote on the grounds of misleading information supplied to the voters. (as claimed by brexiteers and remoaners) Seems our Mr Corbyn just wants to able to say he has been the prime minister and is prepared to use any tactics to achieve that aim
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    OOHHH she nearly got away with that one. 🤣 Happy birthday and may fortune smile on you and your family, unlike me who it just glanced at and laughed for about twenty minutes.
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    Had some lovely sit down fish & chips at the Dolphin chipper in Southport yesterday ,Sunday .
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    What is amazing is that all these climate change facts are "proved" from records that only go back about 200 years when the earth has been around for billions of years. I should imagine the earth's cyclic changing tilt on it's axis will affect the climate periodically. Maybe we are just travelling through earth's natural cycle over which we have & never will have control.
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    Looks like McDonald is actually appearing at the Edinburgh Fringe; as he's now moved into comedy. He claims that Labour will vote BoJo out of Office in a vote of confidence, and Corbyn will roll up at the Palace to claim the PM's job ! Labour said it would honour the referendum result in the G/Election; it voted for article 50 (which is now the legal default position) to Brexit (after two extensions) on 31st Oct. They've played politics with it for three years, getting absolutely nowhere; so now it's up to BoJo to take us past the 31st Oct and finally put an end to this Parliamentary nonsense.
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    It is however about time that we stopped telling the EU how nice we will be. It is now time for them to be in the dark about how prepared the UK will be and the measures we will take against Ireland. The EU knows that Parliament will not agree the backstop but they will not rethink, to behave like that shows a contempt for democracy. August in mainland Europe is just a holiday month so maybe they can still wake up in time.
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    Cold callers ....just start asking them security questions & they soon get off the line.
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    Might look this one up to see if there is an electronic version of the book anywhere. Sort of thing i employ with spam emails. Any that purport to have money going spare because of a dead husband/relative usually get a reply from me offering condolences. One of my better ones was the "i have a case full of money in storage" e,ail that i replied to advising that it was destined for some Columbian drug cartel and infected with a deadly virus and was not to be opened under any circumstances, followed by a detailed plan for safe disposal of the crate and it's contents. another was one that wanted me to spend the money to carry on her late husbands Christian deeds. my reply was that as a practising Satanist it would not really be appropriate. but she had my condolences on her loss.
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    To be registered as a British flagged ship it is only necessary for the owner to be incorporated in an EEA country. The Master can be any nationality provided that he/she holds a UK Master's Certificate of Competency (many Indian/Pakistani/Bangladeshi officers study at UK colleges and sit the exams with the UK MCA) or a Certificate of Equivalent Competency (which involves holding a Master's CoC of a country recognised by the UK MCA as being equivalent to the UK Master's CoC, and also demonstrating English language competency, and may also involve an exam on UK Maritime Law). Up until sometime in the 1970's the Master had to be a UK national, but this requirement was removed for various reasons, including meeting the requirements of joining the Common Market.
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    I use the on-line prescription service for me and mrs sid. login using my details and my medicines come up on screen. tick the boxes for those that i need. press order prescription and confirm. This then is signed electronically by the doctors and sent to whatever chemist i have chosen. after that i can arrange with the chemists to have them delivered to my door or pick them up myself whichever. Basically it is like handing in the repeat prescription form to the doctors but without having to leave the house and saves on paper. The only time i have to see the doctor or practice nurse is for an annual health check up or a flu jab. or the odd occasion when i am actually "ill" or have a concern over an unexpected pain such as a groin strain or similar.
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    All well and good, but what happens if they get twins or triplets next time? A cull? 🤔
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    Noticed elsewhere too … https://capx.co/why-greta-thunbergs-old-world-environmentalism-misses-the-mark/
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    Despite being an ex Warrington player, he doesn't seem to like us very much does he 🤔.
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    Quite the opposite Con: a "gung ho" posture is precisely what we don't want. The UK fell for the bait, if that's what it was; Spain and the EU ducked it and now we've asked the Yanks for Naval support in the Gulf, and guess what - they've told us to get our own ships - so much for the special relationship. Now, the only safe way to de-esculate this mess, will be to do a swap with Iran - we release their tanker and they release ours - sorted. The Yanks have a Carrier task force in the area, with a huge offensive capability, but it seems we don't wish to get involved and are now trying to arrange an EU (pro Iran agreement force) to protect free movement of shipping. Perhaps if we hadn't involved ourselves in international sanctions in the first place and stuck to looking after ourselves, we wouldn't get our fingers burnt. Just a post script: believe we've sent UK troops to Mali, now what's Mali got to do with us ?
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    The irony in all this Latch; is that we're getting rid (hopefully) of one master (the EU) only to fall into the clutches of another (the US). The UK is no longer a world player, the only thing keeping us on the UN security council are our nukes. If we take Germany as an example, they've underpaid there contributions to NATO and sheltered under the US nuclear umbrella; whilst becoming the number one economic entity in Europe. So perhaps we need to decide precisely where our best interests lie and start putting the UK FIRST.
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    So: Spain (also a member of the EU) failed to act on those EU sanctions, leaving the Brits holding the baby. Think you'd be surprised what the US can "cause us to do", especially with our current Gov. The sanctions are not against Iran, but I doubt the Iranians see it that way. OK, we'll just call it economic warfare then, where the strategy is to destabilise a Regime by impoverishing it's people into open revolt, which can include hybrid and cyber warfare. So ultimately tit for tat, until things escalate out of control.
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    Brilliant images, Mimocuja, and well done in posting them on here. I was thirteen at the time and all the streets in Warrington (and other towns and cities) held street parties for the young and old alike, TV was in it's infancy and not everyone had one so neighbours with sets would invite those without one in to their homes to watch the ceremony, it really was a wonderful atmosphere. Looking forward to seeing your other photos.
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    Absolutely wonderful photos Mimocuja as are the ones you have posted on your other topics over the past couple of days. You are so very lucky to have them and thank you so much for sharing them on here for us all to see. I'm loving them and can;t wait to see even more. I'd love to be able to go back in time to those days and experience the excitement of things like the Coronation or even just to see how life was back in the older days on a normal day. Would it worse than today or better I wonder ...I recon both but in different ways
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