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  1. 2 points
    I met my wife when I was 17 in 1956 at the Church Hall Saturday night 'Hop', Stockton Heath, we married at St Lukes church on Liverpool Road six years later and have been married 58 years this September.
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    Seems it's no longer safe to do so, if we take Reading as an example. But what is appalling about this murder of three people, is that it was committed by a known illegal migrant from Libya, who's been imprisoned for previous offences and was an MI5 suspect. Proof, if needed, that our immigration system is a non-existent shambles. Now, while on immigration, we can forget Labour, the LibDums and SNP; who would throw open the doors of the UK to the world; we should expect the Tories to do better. With a majority in Parliament it would not be unreasonable to expect comprehensive legislation, to allow refusal of entry to illegal migrants and their immediate return to France or deportation to Country of origin. ; followed by a round up of any and all illegal migrants in the UK. Asylum claims are clearly a farce, as most have passed through European Countries where asylum could have been sought; so fast track refusals and deportations should be introduced. So it's up to Priti Patel to get a grip, and ignoring the howls of "hostile environment" from the Lammy's and Abbot's, our Gov should be securing our borders and our public safety against these invaders. 😠
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    Yesterday I saw the report of Vera Lynn's death. I guess my dozens of 8 tracks, tapes and cd's will now be priceless. She has always been a central figure in my nostalgia fantasies. During the war, my mother, an old mill girl, couldn't stand her "cos she talks too posh!". RIP.
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    Ok.. here is a follow up to my earlier post On Thursday morning (11.00 am)I had a problem and sent an e consult form to my Doctor 2.00pm Thursday Doctor phoned me and after a chat made an appointment for me on the following day Friday. Friday afternoon I was in the surgery and checked over then given a prescription and appointment to follow up progress in 4 weeks. Now that is what I call a Success !!!
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    I have recently found a group picture of a class 55c , camp 5, Warrington called themselves the Junkers boys, my father is in the picture which was taken 21/09/1943, I believe it is a Fleet Air Arm picture, on the back of the picture are the names of thirty three of the thirty five men shown, my fathers name is not there, so one other is missing. I am not sure if this is of any interest her
  6. 1 point
    All's well that ends well. Glad you are ok.
  7. 1 point
    Sod going outside. Cold and damp πŸ₯Ά. Under the kitchen table with a nice mattress from upstairs.warm and cosy with kettle always on the ring ready for a cuppa.
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    On the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, we're now getting programmes and discoveries with a woke twist. The first is the news that in 1938, a 15 yo girl petitioned for the Spitfire to be fitted with 8 machine guns, with a concentration of fire at 400 yards; what they don't mention, is that many of the pilots had this concentration reduced to less that 200 yards. They also don't mention that the Me109 were fitted with cannon, that fired a bullet over five times bigger than the .303 bullet of the Spitfire; thus far more effective in combat. We then get 3 nights of Dan Snow highlighting the contribution of groundstaff and WAAFs; to hero status, just to keep everything woke inclusive; surprised they didn't throw in some BAME examples. The fact is, that the war was a team event in which everyone played a part, for every front line soldier there were eighteen feeding and supplying him; but at the end of the day, it was those at the front line who did the actual fighting and dying; which in the case of the Battle of Britain, it was the 2,000 pilots of Fighter Command - "the few".
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    We used to hide under the stairs or if there was time out in the brick air raid shelter in our backs, everyone holding saucers with lit candles on them.
  10. 1 point
    That's certainly something that's overlooked by the "open borders" cheerleaders.
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    Their is one factor that gets overlooked and it is why illegal immigration pisses me off. I made an application to immigrate into the States after I had secured a job. I then sat in England for over two years before I got notification of my interview. Maybe that situation needs to be looked at, but that doesn't change the fact that there are millions of similar people waiting patiently for legal entry, while these a-holes soak up all of the legitimate available quotas.
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    Exactly Obs, but I can't see the necessary reform happening now that practically the whole country has been brainwashed into thinking that the NHS has succeeded in saving us all from dying from Covid19 when the reality is that the front-line staff employed by the NHS has done sterling work in spite of their employer's failings. I've said this before but it's worth repeating, it wasn't the government's fault that the NHS was short of PPE and equipment it was the NHS' and PHE's responsibility to maintain the required stocks. It wasn't the government that emptied all the old people out of hospitals and into care homes it was the NHS. The underfunding argument won't wash now that it can be shown that it's the mismanagement of the funds by the NHS and PHE that is the problem. They are spending money on managers and business consultants instead of on doctors and nurses.
  13. 1 point
    Very busy and if a sign for the future and will bring a lot more shoppers into the town centre.
  14. 1 point
    see the spam artists are back. good grief apart from being rather illegal in most countries they have the idiocy (possibly) to give out contact details......🀣🀭
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    The enemy to the loony left is always 'old white men'. Have they ever considered what the world would look like without the excellence of those men? Trains, planes, automobiles, steel mills, cities, hospitals, medical miracles etc. etc. They built the modern world, thankfully, without the help of the modern loony left.
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    There will never be another lockdown Obs. The public will revolt against it - the 'demonstrators' and anarchists have destroyed that option.
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    Unfortunately, the Trust Managers and their un-elected, appointed Boards, are a law unto themselves; and like most of our public sector are free to spend on PC political gestures and of course, their salary grades. 😠
  18. 1 point
    Apparently, a footballer called Blacklivesmatter is now this season's top goalscorer.
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    I'm confident that there is an overwhelming (silent) majority against the antics of BLM, both in the UK and the US. 😠
  20. 1 point
    One thing for sure Trump is passionate about America & creating success. Is he a one off or is there another "Trump" waiting in the wings for when he can no longer be Mr President ?
  21. 1 point
    That's the one upside to this leftish support of anarchists. I've been subconciously contemplating my mortality for some time - especially when the local mortuary had a 'fire sale' and my wife got me a great deal on my incineration ! The left sure do make dying a much more attractive proposition.
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    Finally got round to see the transporter bridge close up using Dizzy's link which was spot on. I didn't realise that footpath through Crosfields existed and it was great to see the factory and the river from a different perspective. The bridge itself was impressive close up and it would be a massive task to get it back to its former glory. Hope it is though. I intended to continue my journey on the other path returning via Slutchers Lane ,but the path was very overgrown and clumps of Giant Hogweed blocking the way so I backtracked. Well worth a visit.
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    Actually, the statue thing has changed, now it's just a matter of wanton destruction. The majority of people vandalizing the statues are white idiots, possibly liberals, but more likely bog standard yobs taking advantage of the unrest. They realize that the police will not interfere because a) they've lost interest, or b) they will be turned on by the media if they do, so the vandals are in hog heaven. The two worst things on earth are : Terrorists of any kind and Activists for any cause.
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    Isn't it involved in everything Asp ? It's probably the basis of most posts on this forum, or am I being a tad too honest! Congrats on the 26 years. How many in all the other ports !
  26. 1 point
    So, based on the example of the Burnley guy, she should now be sacked. These BLM people must have hard lives, struggling with that huge chip on their shoulder. 😠
  27. 1 point
    The 60's were happy days (for me anyway} plenty of work available, a few bob in your pocket, good ale to spend it on, good pals and the girls still wore stockings held up with suspender belts, definitely "Happy Days".
  28. 1 point
    It's when you remember all those things when you've left the house but can't remember where you live to go back for them..............................πŸ€ͺ
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    Latest news headline this morning. From the apparent leader of Black Lives Matters " We are going to keep on burning everything down until we get what we want." Also " We are about to get our own armed 'peace officers'". Someone has to fight back soon or it's going to become too big to fail. Stupid virtue signallers like the FA, Democrats, Liberals, Nike and others providing misguided moral and financial support will soon find out how much protection it will buy them - none. The mob is now tearing down statues of black abolitionists! That shows how their professed ideals are total bullshit. It's a straight forward riot by anarchists.
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    I worked for a couple of years at Capper Pipe Service. The office was just across a bridge over the canal near Gray Mist Woolston fishing water. Right next door was an abattoir and trucks loaded with squealing pigs arrived hourly. Everyone knew what was about to happen, but it didn't stop anyone, including me, from nipping over to their canteen at ten o'clock for the best bacon sandwiches ever! I guess you get more scruples as you get older, kinda like getting scared about heights and caves.
  31. 1 point
    People have no excuse for killing animals. If they want meat they should buy it in the Asda πŸ€ͺ.
  32. 1 point
    Let them celebrate a few months of freedom until the cases kick off and we return to a lock down Winter. 😷
  33. 1 point
    The Police have stated that no crime has been committed - end of. If action is taken against those who object to this woke nonsense, it makes us little better than a Nazi or Stalinist society - time we all opposed this juvenile anarchist nonsense. 😠
  34. 1 point
    It has been said that no payment will be accepted over the bar and that drinks must be ordered via a mobile phone app also has the use of pub toilets been considered?, forget these jolly times!.
  35. 1 point
    They probably discussed it at the bar in Westminster.....🍾🍸
  36. 1 point
    I would have thought that the BBC will have to lay off a lot of BAME staff to get down to their 20% target.
  37. 1 point
    Seems BAME groups are kicking off against Gov plans to require a photo ID to be produced when voting; it might help if they also checked the PV system while they're at it - could see the Labour vote drop considerably. 😠
  38. 1 point
    just reading through his list of "accomplishments". number 44 "increasing longevity is a myth" number 47 "warns of the increasing size of out ageing population" ether 44 is wrong or 47 means that our ageing population is getting fatter rather than increasing in numbers.. One seems to contradict the other. This guy actually sounds a lot like my sister, she is a doom and gloom merchant as well. she has at least three funeral directors on speed dial just in case somebody pops their clogs whilst she is about.
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    the Brook was our local as 16 year olds while at the Grammar school back in the 70's. One of the few pubs we were sure of being served in. I remember having to open the window in the room with the pool table to be able the end of the cue to stick out of the window whilst making some shots. Landlord whose name I forget was a nice guy, used to have a Porche and would often stop to give me a ride if be happened to see me at the bus stop. Good times.
  40. 1 point
    The criticism by the BLM followers, of "historical wrongs"; fails to recognise that whatever happened in history was a product of the social norms of a particular time, and cannot be altered retrospectively, nor decendents held accountable. History has to be remembered, warts, statues and all; in order that mistakes are not repeated. The BLM criticise the British Empire and Colonialism, but seem to forget, that without the Empire and Commonwealth, they wouldn't be in the UK at all. They also claim to be British, well if that is so, they should adapt to learning about the history of Britain; not "their" ethnic origins, which they've chosen to physically leave.
  41. 1 point
    Thankfully, Aaaammaaazzoooooon seem to have got back to full fitness at their call centre again ,they phoned me twice yesterday.
  42. 1 point
    Seems the Germans are congratulating themselves on a 10% take up of the app - they need 60% for it to work. 😷
  43. 1 point
    There are also people ,like me, who do not have a smart phone. My phone does not run apps. It does texts and phone calls and that is about it. Basically it is for use in an emergency or in Mr sid's case to find out if i am ready for a coffee, or why i am so long at the shop. She seems under the impression that i am the sole customer wherever i go and that whatever i need to get done can be done in under ten minutes. She is also under the impression that no matter where i am in the country it if i say i am on my way home ten minutes later she will be calling me to find out where i am. Ignoring unknown numbers on my phone usually sends it to answer phone on one of the numbers but it is turned off on my secondary number. my land line has an answer phone but most automated calls do not seem to leave a message, apart from the amazon one. Calls from the hospital usually show up as number withheld which if i happen to see on the phone i will answer.
  44. 1 point
    Judging from the initial panic buying, I'm sure a shortage of bog paper would indeed be life threatening ! πŸ˜‰πŸ˜·
  45. 1 point
    Okay Obs I'll just accept that your common sense is superior to that of everyone in a position to make decisions. Happy? πŸ˜‰
  46. 1 point
    History teachers of the future."nothing bad happened at all at any time in the past, although 2020 was a bit iffy at times".....🀫
  47. 1 point
    It it depends on perspective and context. In several States, deaths from covid19 in people under fifty years old was less than 1% of total and that figure overall was around 8%. This is far less than than deaths from a multitude of other reasons, car wrecks, burning buildings, spousal abuse etc. The point being that a one size fits all draconian shut down was a mistake. The one big flaw in your argument Obs is, that you fail to take into account that the whole business was organized and operated by the government. It is an accepted fact by everyone other than communists / socialists, that the government, any government, is incapable of running anything efficiently or making sensible decisions. Unless you are retired with a nice pension and a fat bank account, a deep recession, lasting several years is probably going to kill many more than the bug has.
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    The present situation is a combination of three things. One, every shooting of a black person, right or wrong, automatically results in a riot. Notice that in every case, the ' hands up don't shoot' guy had just beaten up and robbed a storekeeper, the Floyd guy was a lifelong violent criminal and the guy in Atlanta was in the process of a committing crime. What kind of precedent is that setting for the future. Cops in the US are quitting by the thousands, saying they'ved had enough. 800 New York City cops were seriously injured in the "peaceful riots' other cops were killed, but they didn't get a national tv burial service. Secondly, the anachists and their billionaire supporters are taking advantage of the situation and are spending millions financing groups like antifa. Thirdly, the media, due to their socialist liberal views and their thirst for profits are cheerleading the mayhem. Can you imagine, "Defund the police", what better indicator could you possibly have of the intelligence of these idiots and this is coming fom Democrat city council leaders ! Incidentally, every US city vandalized has been under the control of a Democratic council and Governor for at least twenty years. Unrest in Republican controlled States and cities was minimal or non existent. Best and most intelligent news today, is that Interstate truckers say that they are going to refuse to deliver goods to any city that attempts to defund the police. A few weeks without toilet paper will solve it ! The heads of the National Democratic Party on Capitol Hill all wore National African dress and knelt with their heads down ! How much pandering is that, especially since they have been shaming people for years with ' cultural appropriation' ! I see that those brave BLM idiots soon lost all of their 'roast the pigs' bravado when it looked like they might get an ass whupping ! July 4th coming soon, be sure to celebrate but no cultural appropriation hats and boots. Y'all really should experience Texas, it's just as big and great as the movie said, it'll make a new man of anyone. As a guy from the thirty's, forty''s and fifty's I ask, why are these idiots allowed to rob my grand kids of what I had ?
  49. 1 point
    Why do you never make things sound like a bonus in that case?!!!
  50. 1 point
    You've lived in Germany too long.
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