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  1. Asp I think that it’s time that we quit trying to educate the Neanderthals ! Maybe having them locked down for a few years will be a boon to mankind. Indisputable facts, Florida and Texas ( God I love it ) took an entirely different approach to handling this pesky bug - no panic, no lockdowns and now it’s gone to the point where it no longer affects quality of life. Hospitals are back on normal operational schedules, the testing stations are closing their doors, every manufacturing business, bars, restaurants are thriving and there’s a smile on everybody’s face. All infection rat
    3 points
  2. The BBC is, in my opinion, forcing it upon us. We definitely were laughing at Alf Garnett and It ain't half hot mum was written by an Indian and the blacked up character was that Indian, Michael Bates. When played as a repeat I do not accept that I cannot see what we once enjoyed again because someone has decided to make a political point. They can stick their political stance where the sun don't shine and accept that fee speech means that we should be free to look again at old TV programs and old films without political interference.
    2 points
  3. I’m also in quite a long cul-de-sac and most of the time it’s litter free. It’s all bungalows with mainly older people and I think people here would pick up the odd bit of litter and bin it. A few years ago though I turned into the drive behind another car and couldn’t believe my eyes when a whole load of Mc Donald’s rubbish was tossed from the window. Given it’s a cu-de-sac I thought he’s going to get a piece of my mind for that, so I followed him down the road. Unbelievably he decided to try and turn around in my drive of all places, so I followed him in and he was going nowhere. The l
    2 points
  4. Even worse they are getting the BBC to spread the mud now because election rules permit it at the moment never mind that large numbers of grumpies have postal vote and it is polling day right now for many. This kind of story is not permitted on election day but as usual the BBC are helping the left out.
    2 points
  5. So where did they get the pictures from? If it was social media then surely whoever posted them must have some knowledge of who it was. or at least where the original pictures originated. No matter who it was they will have left some sort of electronic trail the police can track. Hope when they do catch them they arrest them for attempted murder.
    2 points
  6. Well you know me, I’m the eternal optimist who believes everything will turn out good in the end whether it’s the virus, our power situation or anything else that people moan about. It’s just the getting there bit we seem to constantly make a mess of due mainly to those who look for problems rather than solutions. Just had a call earlier from the hospital to confirm that the biopsy on the tumour they removed showed that it hadn't turned cancerous, but it would have done if it had been left a few more months. That probably explains why they gave her some priority treatment. Just sent
    2 points
  7. Just found something I said during a discussion on on Facebook that made me laugh again. That really happened BTW. One of those beer coming down your nose moments. The bloke said it was the funniest comment he'd heard in a long time and paid for my pint! Bill
    2 points
  8. For the 1958 Disney nature film White Wilderness, filmmakers eager for dramatic footage staged a lemming death plunge, pushing dozens of lemmings off a cliff while cameras were rolling. Whilst lemming doe migrate they do not jump off cliffs, only idiot humans do that. A more fitting reference would be wildebeest crossing and recrossing the same river during their migration until a consensus is reached on which way they were supposed to be going.....Oh well that is the end of the Gnus, now for the weather forecast. Look out the window for the up to date weather in your region......🤭
    2 points
  9. A blonde and a redhead have a farm. They have just lost their bull. The women need to buy another, but only have £500. The redhead tells the blonde, "I will go to the market and see if I can find one for under that amount. If I can, I will send you a telegram." She goes to the market and finds one for £499. Having only one pound left, she goes to the telegraph office and finds out that it costs one pound per word. She is stumped on how to tell the blonde to bring the truck and trailer. Finally, she tells the operator to send the word "comfortable." Sceptical, the operator asks, "How will
    2 points
  10. A true American success story. Guaranteed to put a tear in your eye... 'MURICA! From Rags to Riches Every morning, the CEO of a large bank in Manhattan walks to the corner for a shoe shine. He sits in an armchair, examines the Wall Street Journal and the shoe shiner buffs his shoes to a mirror shine. One morning the shoe shiner asks the CEO: "What do you think about the situation in the stock market?" The man answered arrogantly, "Why are you so interested in that topic?" The shoe guy replies, "I have millions in your bank," he says, "and I'm considering investing some of the money
    2 points
  11. It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first. -Ronald Reagan
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  12. Quite possible Dave - but as with all drugs, even aspirin has side effects - yer just can't win. 😷 I noticed the sister of the Warrington man who died from a blood clot, gave a rational statement of events, unlike the usual threats to sue the NHS for compen. 😷
    2 points
  13. I know i am being a bit slow Today but what is the connection between tourists and illegal immigrants. 8,000 foreign tourists are just that tourists, they come here, have a look round and spend a bit of money and then bugger off back home complaining about the British attitude to "foreigners" Brits go abroad for a tour round, get ratlegged and then come back here complaining about the poor service in the hotels and how the Germans hog the sunbeds. Tourists are here legally,Illegal immigrants,by definition, are not,
    2 points
  14. Some of the humour we enjoyed in the past was on reflection quite racist although to be fair it was often the case that the person making the comments was usually portrayed as being a bit eccentric and OTT with their views. So, we could say that really, we were laughing at Alf Garnet rather than with him. Maybe this extreme use of humour in the past did affect some people and could have ultimately given rise to what we’re seeing today. As I say whether the BBC’s to blame for actually creating the Woke culture or whether they’re just mirroring a change in public attitude is debatable but
    1 point
  15. Not history but if you watch this clip Local elections: What would England's teens vote for if they could? - BBC News you will see the BBC propagandising for all teir favourite projects and also see why the easily influenced 16 year olds should definitely not have the vote.
    1 point
  16. I don't actually consider the licence fee to be extortionate for a service that provides some of the best programmes around . Most of the tv we watch comes from BBC & ITV & the occasional netflix or prime programme or film . People are paying hundreds of pounds a month for channels showing rehashed films & 2nd rate tv progs so why should i complain about the tv licence ?
    1 point
  17. Seems a bit odd to be made to travel that distance but local border lines always seemed to be more important than physical distance back then and still are for all I know. I recall one of my friends being sent to Richard Fairclough despite his house on Hallfields Road almost backing onto Orford Secondary School. Ah well at least it prepared us for a life of accepting rules and regulations that don’t always make any sense. Bill 😊
    1 point
  18. I heard they’re going to be using one of the closed off stores in Golden Square as a temporary location for the library and museum while the buildings are being refurbished. Maybe something like this could be made into a permanent feature. I'd bet it’ll attract more people than at their current out of the way location. Bill 😊
    1 point
  19. I chucked a fiver in this morning on behalf of the whole of civilized society and it made me feel a lot better for doing it. Could just as easily have been any one of us here and it could have gone very wrong in a big way, thank God it didn’t. Reports say Bridgeman handed himself in, no doubt because he knew he’d be found out and thought this would help with any sentencing. He needs to be made an example of to dissuade others from attempting stupid stunts like this. Bill 😊
    1 point
  20. His profile says he works at JD Sports but I suspect that won't be true for long. Bill
    1 point
  21. That was a party-political broadcast by the Observation Party (Said in a BBC voice) I’ve never heard such a fuss about nothing. It’s like listening to a load of footy fans arguing about a questionable offside decision in a game leading up to a cup final. It’s not even his house for goodness’ sake, so why is there a problem? It’s not like he’s going to rip everything out when he eventually leaves, or at least I wouldn't have thought so. Bill 😊
    1 point
  22. my paternal grandmother's name was Lillian and she lived in Garibaldi street which is near the green in warrington....a very tenuous coincidence but probably not much help unless her maiden name was green. i would have to dig around to check though. I did know a tony green from the bewsey area i think he is still breathing but not heard from him in many years. good luck on your search and if i come across anything i will let you know.
    1 point
  23. I check mine once a week and keep a note of it. It's steady at 132/80 and has been for the last 5 years or so. I'm supposed to have a check up with the BP nurse at my GP's every 6 months but they seem to have lost interest in anyone not at death's door..........................................................👻
    1 point
  24. Good old william rattle lance. I do wonder though if St George were to kill a dragon these days how many protesters would there be complaining and being offended at killing an innocent dragon and shouting about it being an endangered species.
    1 point
  25. Yep, I can't actually remember when I last had a pint Sid. I know that when it was a case that you needed to order a meal to get a beer I gave up. Yesterdays was indeed just an opportunity because I have to park in the pub car park to visit the barbers shop and as the place was almost empty I though I'd give it a go. I don't normally drink during the day and as the place gets busier early evenings, it'll probably be a while before I'm in there again. Just as well the barmaid remembered what beer I liked because I couldn't As for the hair, I'm just glad now to not look like a cross b
    1 point
  26. Unlike the situation at present where we are living in isolation from even the next door neighbour....🤫
    1 point
  27. Many of the developments for life in space find applications here on earth. The space station doesn’t get through a lot of water and I’m guessing that a whole load of R&D has gone on into technologies to recycle and purify water that will ultimately end up being used here. Sometimes pushing to the absolute boundaries of technology is the only place where real breakthroughs occur Bill 😊
    1 point
  28. The longer I live, the more convinced am I that this planet is used by other planets as a lunatic asylum. G.B.Shaw
    1 point
  29. yes they would have to find something else but a wheelie bin is an easy target,especially the blue ones with their load of recycled paper and plastic. There have been several reports recently of wheelie bins set fire to in play areas. Be a bit different if the arsonist had to drag a pallet or two to the same place. Targets of opportunity, take away the targets, take away the opportunity. My personal take is that anybody found to be setting fires should have all their personal possessions piled in a heap and be made to watch them burnt to ashes. Won't stop them though.
    1 point
  30. Unfortunately, there is a large minority of Neanderthals who cannot comprehend the basic requirements for restricting the spread of this virus. They are already predicting a return to over-crowded beaches this Summer, with no masks being worn, no social distancing and tons of rubbish left on beaches. This of course will keep the virus in play, give rise to fresh variants, that will exceed the "R" rate by the Autumn, and require another lock down by Winter. 😷
    1 point
  31. So according to the government data there are 63 people in the whole of Warrington who've had at least one positive test in the last 7 days. These people may, or may not, be contagious. At the same time statistically there are about 18 people with TB, to pick just one of many contagious diseases, wandering about Warrington. How we all survived before Covid 19 is one of the mysteries that may never be answered. Time to get our lives back.
    1 point
  32. I think everyone here is in the same boat Gary. I like a pint but there’s no way I’m rushing out to mingle in a crowded place with the desperados. I’m happy enough to wait until it’s quiet enough indoors. Speaking of which, looks like my peace and quiet might be coming to an end shortly then maybe I wont have to spend as much time on here writing stuff that nobodies interested in. Bill 😊
    1 point
  33. They are going to have to pull up their socks considerably IMHO
    1 point
  34. Not been following this topic, but will throw this in. In Texas, the payback on solar panels is generally accepted at 20 to 25 years. Seeing as we get around 300 days of constant sun every year, I can’t imagine it being better in the UK. If everyone had solar panels and the landscape was covered in wind farms, it could still only produce enough to be a supplementary source, the bulk would still be produced by fossil or nuclear fuels. It’s obvious that the most sensible plan is to develop nuclear Power Plants while continuing to enjoy fossil fuel, then when it runs out just switch to al
    1 point
  35. I thought you had thicker skin than that Obs 🙄
    1 point
  36. So the question is do we want to live in a democracy where we can disagree with the actions of the government and can vote them out if enough people disagree with their actions, or do we want to live in a society like China where anybody who disagrees with the actions of the government disappears? I know which system I prefer, and until enough people in the country agree they want to live under such a totalitarian regime we will have our system, however bad it is at building coal fired power stations and third runways.
    1 point
  37. What delays airport development is planning and environmentalists not technology or engineering. The point about artificial islands from Obs is ludicrous. Do not assume that things they build are to the same standards that you assume British firms would use. Most of their speed is derived from both a lack of political accountability and the use of a large standing army. That applies to their actions in those "islands" and the Wuhan hospital. I do not admire their political system,
    1 point
  38. On the subject of singers, I was walking down the street carrying an eel when I bumped into Dean Martin. I asked him do you know what sort of eel this is? He said that's a moray.
    1 point
  39. The problem with Hydro Obs is that they’re costly and take a long time to build and even longer to get through all the approvals, and in any case, most of the optimum places to build them have already been used. Ones like Woolston weir can generate a little but in reality, they’re not much more than token efforts, a bit like the council’s silly little windmill. What I don’t understand is if the government want us all to look at stuff like heat pumps because of their efficiency, then why doesn’t it create a nationalised heat pump production capability here in the UK rather than us impor
    1 point
  40. Close but not quite close enough as they say. Apparently two large 72 tonne bullshit pumps destined for Texas. Amazing what you can order on Amazon these days Bill
    1 point
  41. Wikipedia The online data source produced by you for you. The info on Wikipedia tends to be around 80% accurate and is written by volunteers and can be edited by anybody with an account with them. It is still a good starting place for information though. Definitely more accurate than "my brothers cousins mates sister in law told me the other day that....." or "i heard from a bloke down the pub who got from a website that his weird uncle Al runs"......🤭
    1 point
  42. Bill, already noted - all the factors that make living in certain regions untenable are in play, and drove our earliest ancestors to colonise every corner of the planet; the problem is population levels are now a million times higher, so such movements will inevitably bring chaos and war. It's a s**t sandwich and all future generations are going to have to take a bite. 💀
    1 point
  43. If these deserts are causing hardship & migration why can't the excess water from climate change's rising sea levels be used to irrigate these wastelands & make them bountiful ? If the will is there it can happen , but these eco warriors never seem to grasp that solution.
    1 point
  44. It is cornflakes and semi skimmed for now Sid. I’d love a fry up but who’d do the dishes? 😉 Bill 😊
    1 point
  45. Yes. And a British coach so no chance of getting homesick or finding mates that are players from down under who are just after a last pay cheque
    1 point
  46. That’s true but the idea does have some merits. They said in Denmark that businesses broadly welcomed the idea as a means of getting back to normality a bit quicker and also it provided an increased incentive for people to get the vaccination. If we had this now, our pubs and other businesses could be gradually easing their way back rather than the stampede that a fixed opening date creates. I know I’d much rather sit in a pub knowing that everyone in there has a lower probability of being infected and if some can’t get in at the moment for whatever reason then tough, but life’s never be
    1 point
  47. If Labour didn't have double standards they wouldn't have any standards at all. Not that any of the other parties can boast...................🙄
    1 point
  48. latchfords thelwall lane
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