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  1. The seven dwarfs have been told they can only gather in groups of six. One of them isn't happy......🤭
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  2. Wire narrowly defeat St Helens 20-18 in a close fought game to go through to a semi-final game against Salford. Come on Wire, you can do it again!
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  3. You know as a kid i was always wondering why he was called hamburger gessler. it was only as i got older that i found out the real name was land burger gessler...🤭 I always felt sorry for the guards in those shows. Every week those poor lads would come rushing into the room waving their swords and such around only to be killed off by the hero, even when it was ten to one in their favour. Make you wonder why anybody would want to be a guard in those days. how to tell a cultured person. They are the ones who can listen the william tell overture without automatically thinking "HI HO
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  4. Doubt the woke BBC would report it anyway. Apparently Nigel was on the same boat, but again, doubt they'll quote him. The French have no shame, they proved it in 1940. 😠
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  5. Ah robin hood. "dah da da dada dah da da daaah, sproing whoosh boing," and cue the music. they do show that on talking pictures as well on certain days. They do quite a few of the old series that used to inspire us kids to go out and try and maim each other with home made bows or swords made from pailings nicked out the fence Then there was the likes of ivanhoe and lancelot which was responsible for many a mop or brush to go missing to be used as a lance along with the bin lid as a shield. Some of those games between us kids would make the battle of Hastings seem like a re-enactment
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  6. Historical accuracy? when has that ever mattered in a Hollywood film, or even accuracy of any kind. According to hollywood the americans have won every war they have ever fought in against all-comers from across the galaxy and beyond. They have to be "seen" to be doing the "right"thing when it comes to pandering to whatever the latest "politically correct" trend is. last year it was women actors, this year it is black actors, next year it will no doubt be chinese actors. no doubt at some future event it will be black female transgender chinese dwarf cyborgs or something similar.
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  7. Yes I agree about Ratchford. He is very versitile but in my opinion full back is where he's best, but with Ashton coming through so well I can possibly see him becoming a ball playing second rower next season in the mould if Sinfield.... I think at centre and in the halves he just isn't effective enough
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  8. A fine looking woman & fine actress who was the yardstick for the affections many of us young chaps in her prime.
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  9. I always had a crush on her in my younger days RIP 💗
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  10. They could get Adele, kitted out with Bantu knots etc; but would probably get charged with "cultural appropriation " 😉
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  11. I would treat anything with "Green" in its name with a healthy dose of scepticism.
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  12. This is purely to give anyone with questions a, real life account of the effect of covid19. Our cousins families have just gone thru the covid19 experience. The two families live in two adjacent homes. The mom and dad, Sandy and Tommy, both in their late 70's tested positive for the virus and their son, daughter in law and great grandson also tested positive. Tommy and Sandy, who are normal older people, who don't exercise, but have no medical problems other than the usual cholesterol and blood pressure problems called their experience a " a pain in the ass". They had flu system
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  13. Well,we are /have been told how closely related Covid 19 is to the common cold of which we can all have multiple visitations every year. The only way humanity has been able to deal with the common cold is by soldiering on with gritted teeth & if Covid is going to be a regular visitor that is the way we will have to deal with covid. It is unthinkable that the human race will need to keep isolating with every such covid outbreak otherwise herd immunity will not happen & ,if the common cold & covid are so closely related ,how do they hope to find a cure anyway ?
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  14. Over here we are panicking at 60-70mph winds. Seems like a summer breeze compared to what you are facing. Hope the whisky holds out and on the bright side with all the trees down there will be plenty of firewood about.
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  15. Seems reasonable enough might even download it if i decide to get a new phone, not many dual sim smartphones about at present. Mine only gets used to Mrs sid's many texts whilst i am out of the house for any reason, like shopping. occasional phone call to a family member or to answer when called by insurance people/market surveys/fine wine investment chances and the like. those calls usually get placed on the blacklist. which i managed to fill up in a week.
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  16. how much data usage does it use up whilst scanning? May be ok if you are on a monthly plan but probably very expensive on pay as you go.
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  17. Hating Trump is just habit forming. We send BBC journos to the East Coast and they come back indoctrinated and spread that all over the Corporation. I hear my kids telling me how awful Trump is but they don't see how he plays with the establishment. They also don't get that the NYT was led by an ex-BBC Director General, Mark Thompson, which explains why the two organisations had had such long term similar mindsets. When people quote the NYT I just react the same way as when they quote the Grauniad!
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  18. Seems we have a cohort of nutters prepared to totally ignore any medical advice and precautions; and in the name of freedom and liberty we have non-spaced anarchist protests in London against "State Tyranny". It's starting to look like a surreal sci-fi movie, with these idiots protesting against lock-downs and vaccinations. Well, if they do produce a viable vaccine, I would agree that these "anti-vaxers" be exempt from a vaccine and left to die off as the Neanderthals they clearly are. 😠 😠
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  19. You may have Sid, cos Nigel's been out there for weeks. Seems the HO are finally getting with it, 10 migrants that landed on an Essex beach have been IMMEDIATELY deported to France and Germany. Complaints from the snowflakes about the risks of Corvid virus in sending them back, doesn't seem to apply to the risks of them arriving it seems. 😠 😷
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  20. People are queueing for up to a couple of hours for a Covid test. Why?? Is this virus so deadly to human life that you have to take a test to see if you have it? I'm totally confused by it all.
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  21. She certainly did!!
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  22. Seems Hollywood now has diversity calculator for movie awards, so that films with all white casts, like "Dunkirk" and "1917" will not be included in the awards ceremony. So I guess we'll see even less historical accuracy from dream land. 😠
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  23. Kim Jon Un has the solution, N/Korean border guards are shooting anyone crossing the borders. 😷💀
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  24. Why does that statement remind me of the spanish inquisition sketch from monty python.....🤔
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  25. They succeed in getting elected time after time does that count?.....🤭
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  26. The cabinet Office has put this out recently: From Monday 14 September, you must not meet with people from other households socially in groups of more than 6. This will apply indoors and outdoors, including in private homes. This change will simplify and clarify the rules on social gatherings, so they are easier to understand and easier for the police to enforce. There will be a limited number of exemptions. COVID-19 Secure venues, such as places of worship, restaurants and hospitality venues, can still host larger numbers in total but groups of up to 6 must not mix or form larger groups.
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  27. Well, knowing the risks young people pose, surely it's up to old people to keep away from the youngsters. I certainly keep my distance!
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  28. They are just referring to the document to which I linked above, there is no new information. We have always been in it for the long haul.
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  29. What their personal opinions are do not concern me, my only worry would be can they stop the leak and how much is it going to cost me? They could be dressed as one of the village people for all i care as long as they were competent (well except for the cowboy one of course)....🤭
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  30. Over 400 landed on our beaches the other day - BoJo and Co clearly need to get a grip and soon. They have to be physically turned around a sent back. There is an agenda of course - most illegal immigrants are young males, with now even younger kids and pregnant women in tow; giving them a better chance of empathetic treatment from the HO and a stronger HR case to tie up the legal process; but the long term agenda is now clear - having established a foothold, they want to bring their wider families over too. If the Tories don't get a grip, they'll hemorage votes to Nigel, which may ma
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  31. Yes via NHS 111 ... good idea , may cut out the time wasters with ingrowing toenails. The gp e-consult triage system for doc's appointments seems to to do that at local practice level..
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  32. I hear the Combat 18 choir have been invited & will all be wearing extreme spray tan.
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  33. Probably a diverse choir though ! 😉
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  34. Asp, the problem is not as simple your interpretation of the CDC figures and those don't align with the European experience. In Europe 23% of those dying after a positive Covid test did not have pre-existing conditions. However the problem is that the pre-existing conditions are made life threatening by the way that Corona thickens the blood and does all sorts of things. Many of the 23% will have had a tendency that was exacerbated by the virus which they knew nothing about. These simple headline analyses are sometimes too simplistic.
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  35. Get some interesting little snippets on there at times from the archives. people holidays films and the like. What always used to amuse me about no hiding place was the titles at the beginning. That uniformed copper who stepped out to "stop traffic" when the two motorbikes and the police car came along. They were the only vehicles on the road at the time.
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  36. Just read a report of a hard luck story of a woman from Ethiopia, being floated by a woke charity, Freedom from Torture; charting her travel from Ethiopia to the UK. At no point does she mention how she paid the traffickers and claims ignorance of the law as to why she never appealed for asylum in Italy or France, eventually arriving in the UK in the back of an HGV from Calais. The charity launched an asylum appeal on her behalf, which was refused - at which point, imo, she should have been deported. However, she then played her ace, by giving birth; which now gave her a new case for asy
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  37. There is no "cure" any vaccination given is to help the body to lessen the effects of the viral infection and reduce the risk of more serious complications that can be caused by it through partial immunity as i understand it. Of course i am not a medical expert having only done basic first aid forty odd years ago as a boy scout. Great if you want somebody who can fashion a sling out of two lengths of string and a plastic bag but not much use for anything really serious.....⚰️
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  38. Honesty. With no apologies to anyone ! The startling fact of life is that, throughout history, labor and its supporters, Democrats and their supporters, have been wrong on every single issue, they voted against Churchill for Gods sake ! There is no doubt, if you have any intellect and balls ( which eliminates Obs,), you are a conservative, if you are wandering in the wilderness, puzzled, you are a Laborite or Democrat. Just found a new book by Dale Carnegie, called how to win friends and influence people, anyone heard of it ?
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  39. I'm glad I wasn't in the same trench with you in ww11 Obs ! Get a grip !
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  40. It was as new to the World Governments as anything that ever was before. So yes there have been U Turns, but no country has not changed it's mind several times during this crisis. I personally am as confused as the rest of us; governments included. And so as far as I'm concerned about it all.............. It's a case of live and learn not name and blame.
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  41. Not between the so called major powers.
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  42. Time this was ended for non-UK citizens ? Seems the HO are busy trying to deport illegal migrants under the Dublin Convention, (just another 4,000 to go); but are being confounded by spurious legal actions by the HR lawyers. I believe these HR lawyers are funded by legal aid paid for by UK tax-payers - so is it time this anomaly was ended ? 😠
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  43. Mutually assured destruction ,keeping the peace since 1945.
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  44. Crickey it's reading things like this that makes me glad I'm of an age where I have stopped buying green bananas anymore 😕
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  45. Not so sure the deterant would actually get used Latch; they gamed it on a BBC prog, using ex-Ministers and Civil Servants, who would be the actual decision makers. The scenario was a Russian nuke strike on NATO forces, and the decision required was to retaliate using Trident. Seems the concensus was, why kill another million or two civilians in Moscow, and risk even more nukes. Ether way there are no winners in a nuke scenario, so a rather kami kazi strategy in any event. Putting that aside, we've just purchased two aircraft carriers, who's purpose is to project offensive power globa
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  46. It will not be useless. The number of antibodies and T-cells generated depends on the severity of the infection. For those with a mild infection the protection will be correspondingly low. The vaccine gives a response such that the patient is protected at the level which corresponds to a severe infection so hopefully lasts longer. For older folks that is a level of infection which may have been fatal so vaccination is essential and certainly no useless. We vaccinate against measles, kids have always been able to get measles more than once and mine certainly did. It doesn't make the vaccin
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  47. I have often wondered about food cooking advice. "Make sure the food is thoroughly cooked through" is the one that always confuses me when i see chefs on tv cut into a steak so "rare" that a decent vet could get it back up on its feet and trotting around the field.
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  48. History is littered with "silent majorities" who wake up to the truth far too late.
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