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  1. Again, it’s easy, don’t watch ‘em. We have CNN, NBC, CBS, ABC and MSNBC and newswise they are banned in my house, luckily momma is a good Republican and agrees. However, the regular networks have some good sitcoms and NBC covers all the Premier League games, so I have to bite the bullet and watch - I try not to enjoy them though! A good recipe for the BBC, which vies with Al Gezera in the race to destroy the western world.
  2. Latch, I wish you had panned a little right with the photo, you would have seen me waiting for my date in front of Boots, probably been stood up again. That’s an interesting question, how long would you wait before deciding she was a no show ?
  3. Thanks for the response. I remember now Confused, what you say was exactly what was explained to my parents and I can’t believe that no one at the time raised an eyebrow. I was thinking more along the lines of using the Manchester bus to get to Irlam, which is probably close to Urmston, but those buses only ran on the hour and probably didn’t start til later in the day. I should have thought of the train, because my first job as an engineer was at Mather and Platt just outside Oldham. I had to catch the six am Grappenhall bus into town, the seven am train into Manchester, run all t
  4. I have been aware of this for 70 years, yet the stupidity of it has only just hit me. I was born and lived my young life on Gig Lane, Woolston, a twenty minute walk to the nearest bus stop, which only ran into Warrington. Now here’s the point. I took my 11 + exam in 1950 and in the personal information I was asked, if successful, which of these two grammar schools will you choose? The two schools were : Urmston Grammar and Widnes Wade Deacon ! How in the hell could anybody in 1950, get from Gig Lane to either of those schools in less than a half a day, if that ! Nobody had cars
  5. Don’t know where you got that info Bill, but the CDC has stated that once vaccinated, there is no further need for masking or not to social gather. The only cases being recoded now and they are pretty sparse, are young folk who only suffer very mild symptoms. Plus we are rapidly approaching herd immunity. Plus unless you are constantly leaning into the face of a covid patient, a la a nurse or doctor, masking for the general public has been close to useless the whole time. If you had been close enough to a covid germ with your mask on and accidentally touch a finger to your face while taking
  6. You don’t need anyone to tell you to wear a mask or not wear a mask, it’s painfully simple to work it out for yourself. If you have been vaccinated, YOU WILL NOT CATCH COVID and YOU CANNOT GIVE COVID. So when you are continuing to insist on everyone wearing a mask, you are actually defying all the science that says the vaccines are 100% effective and please don’t nit pick by quoting some obscure source that says something different. I don’t think many on here have advanced degrees in viruses, so on what basis are you refusing to accept this concept? Caution? Against what? The message
  7. It’s bullshit Asp, you wouldn’t believe how pleasant it is to just go out without a care. Pretty much everyone in Texas who is susceptible has now had both vaccine shots. Went maskless all day, Walmart, Frankies Italian restaurant and bar for lunch, doctors office for bloodwork and never questioned anywhere. A couple of people in the docs office had masks on, but the doc didn’t. They had 30,000 people at the Dallas Mavericks ball game last night, mostly maskless.
  8. For the first time in forever, I opened up the forum and didn’t see on covid related topic listed! I sure hope this means that y’all are on the way out. Texas is now pretty much dun wi dat ! All stores restaurants, schools, bars, movie theaters and sporting events are in full swing - no masks required, not even the staff wear them. In fact information is now coming out showing that masks played very little part in preventing the spread of covid. Some Democratic States, including the mentally challenged Biden are clinging to them because they represent power. Liberals have become used
  9. Bill, research the US solar panel company called Solindra. Good old Obama touted them as the future and handed them $500 million dollars for expansion. A few weeks later the declared bankruptcy, closed down the plant and split the ‘loan’ equally between the Directors ! This was followed by the closing of all domestic solar equipment production. China wins again.
  10. Hang in there Asp. I’ve run out of tranquilizers so now I’m just looking on and laughing, you’re doing great. Liberals and the teachers lounge eh? You can’t live with ‘em and you can’t live with ‘em. Funny how the only facts they recognize are the ones that, using corkscrew logic, support their opinions, All others are conveniently swept under the mat.
  11. 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
  12. Before you get carried away with anything from the CDC, know that they have pretty much flip flopped continuously from the start of this mess, it appears that guessing is their favorite tool. On top of that, the full blown whack job who is Biden’s new head of CDC, just publicly stated that she considers racism a disease and a pandemic and will be treated as such by her department.
  13. 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
  14. People are right to protest the stupidity regarding covid. One simple example, from what is known now, we could have had 40,000 supporters in Old Trafford six months ago. For the skeptics, wear a mask, take temperature at gate, have a 60 year old age limit and block off every other seat whatever, but don’t give up years of your life on another global warming, oh no, climate change, another ice age prediction. Instead we just ban everything because it’s easy and the result doesn’t come out of the politicians bank account. This is only one example, there are many others, no one under 60 sh
  15. All I am telling you is that very few people are worried about covid any longer. The fear has gone out of it, some of our friends had it, some of our extended family had it, our neighbors family all had it and the consensus is - no big deal. People are just living normal lives here. It has been proven and accepted that, to be fatal, almost without exception, it has to be coupled with at least three other major medical problems, diabetes, heart problems, cold, etc. Under those conditions you have to have one foot in the grave before covid is a real problem. I go back to what I have alw
  16. Too dumb for the job market, they may get jobs in the Democratic Party ! Here we go, global warming didn’t fly, so it became climate change, COVID is now history, so it becomes Brazilian variant ! It’s comical.
  17. Texas is now living normally. Everything is open, we even went cheek to cheek country dancing last weekend. Bars, restaurants, sex shops and churches are all operating at a hundred percent and I haven’t heard COVID mentioned around here in a long time. Crowds are all back at the golf tournaments etc. The people are happy, business is booming and there are unlimited job opportunities, in fact filling them is a problem cos out of date unemployment benefits are too attractive. Poor Obs ! Called my eye surgeon last Monday, needed the cataract removed from my second eye. Consulted on We
  18. Thankyou Asp. I’ve seen and lived the best and now I will see the worst. America’s brashness and can do culture has been a beacon in most peoples lives, especially in WW11 and now that is about to become Venezuela. One bright spec, apparently, amazingly, there are some Democrats with brains. It is reported that a good majority of Democratic Senators will vote with Republicans on most of the controversial proposals, so maybe there is hope yet for humanity. When considering all aspects of this situation, remember that Joe Biden, the next US President, instructed his son to “ Make sure yo
  19. 9:30am Wednesday our COVID vaccination shots, thank you President Trump, one year instead of twelve. Y’all are in for a bad time. The US is now a non player, who’s going to save the world from China and Russia now? The criminal idiots are in total control, there will never be another authentic US election. With control of all of Congress and the White House, laws will be changed and illegals will be bussed to polling stations and every ‘election’ will be a ‘Democratic’ landslide. It is the end of America as the world has been privileged to know it, completely amoral, disgust
  20. Just to see where we are on the age scale - market research for you Gary. How many people actually did business with "the stores horse", how many remember the doctor visiting your house on request? How many actually listened to the radio reports of the 'blitz', how many listened to Lord Haw Haw on the radio and Itma. How many remember a traffic circle at Market Gate, Burtons Tailors and the Royal Court Theater? The level crossing on Wildersppool Causeway, 30,000 people at Wilderspool. How many WALKED to Market Gate for the New Years Eve celebration? What is your favorite memo
  21. I can only speak from personal experience and say that I have left this forum about three times and then tried again. On every occasion it was due to an obnoxious poster who hogged the forum and had extreme views and was dragging me to a point where I was being obnoxious, so I had leave for peace of mind. It all came off the rails when it became a political forum, news is news, but it ain't life in general. Remember the old days when Harry told his old policing stories and Algy covered all the old pubs? I have tried to introduce things like " What is modern art all about", and " Do you
  22. Wonder if they still have the Duck Billed Platypus on show ? Be pretty dusty after sixty years ! Just off the cuff Latch, my uncle Eric Wilson lived with his wife Gladys and two daughters on Richmond Street for many years, just wondered if you came across them. His story of being a Private in German and Italian POW camps, was much different than life in the officer's Stalags. He got taken prisoner at Tobruk.
  23. That's fine Bill, everyone is entitled to an opinion no matter how wrong it is ! Just joking, based on a recently deceased basketball coach at out local Lamar University. Billy Tubbs was asked by the refs at the basketball game, to appeal to the Lamar crowd not to be so anti ref. Billy went to the PA system and appealed to the fans to "Please don't give the refs a bad time no matter how bad their decisions are !". He was thrown out of the game. Emotions are emotions but facts are facts, there are probably a couple of dozen things more likely to kill you than covid19.
  24. Per the Canadian medical profession : covid 19 is the greatest single hoax perpetrated on the world ever ! My sentiments exactly. There were 540,000 registered deaths in the U.K. in 2018, about a week ago the figure for 2020 up to the 16th of November was 418,000. Strangely enough, when I look now, that figure seems to have disappeared, there does not appear to be an official website that will give numbers to date for 2020, they all edge around, giving weekly percentages etc. One official website stated that "total deaths for 2020 MAY possibly exceed those of 2018" ! The blue fu
  25. Confused, I knew the meaning of mutate when I was four years old, so forget the parenthesis please. Your final sentence borders on gibberish, what on earth, in this context, does, ''sentience' ( animals feeling or not feeling pain, or other of it's other weird meanings), just following your methodology, sorry. Confused is apt, cos at this moment I have no idea to which camp you belong - are you pro or anti lockdown? Im guessing that you are a school teacher or such, not meant to be offensive, just an observation. If I'm anywhere close, a bit of advice, your points valid or not, a
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