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by Tony.Williams
Sat Sep 26, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Humour.
Topic: The octopus
Replies: 1
Views: 25

The octopus

An extract from a review of a TV programme by Hugo Rifkind made me laugh out loud, if rather ruefully (too close to the truth, I suspect): Honestly, is there anything weirder than an octopus? ....They have no parents to teach them the octopus basics (eggs), and they often live only about a year, and...
by Tony.Williams
Thu Sep 24, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: In The News.
Topic: BBC obituaries
Replies: 4
Views: 127

Re: BBC obituaries

polomint38 wrote: Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:33 am Jackie Stallone was the worlds leading rumpologist.
How can I navigate this world, without someone reading my bum.

If anyone on here is an expert, I will send you a picture.
:shock: :ey :sic
by Tony.Williams
Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: In The News.
Topic: BBC obituaries
Replies: 4
Views: 127

Re: BBC obituaries

But do the young followers of basketball and reality TV progs get their news from the BBC website?
by Tony.Williams
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: In The News.
Topic: BBC obituaries
Replies: 4
Views: 127

BBC obituaries

The BBC displays some puzzling priorities when it notes the deaths of supposedly very well-known people in the news headlines. At the beginning of the year they made a big fuss over US basketball player Kobe Bryant (of whom probably 99.9% of the population - including me - had never heard). And this...
by Tony.Williams
Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 841
Views: 154201

Re: Brexit consequences

Chris Grey is particularly scathing this week about the Internal Market Bill (IMB): https://chrisgreybrexitblog.blogspot.com In short, there’s no reason to think that the EU is minded to punish the UK in this way, even if it was it couldn’t, even if it could the UK has no need to break international...
by Tony.Williams
Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: General Health Issues.
Topic: New COVID rules
Replies: 5
Views: 478

Re: New COVID rules

BoJo seems to be getting worse. His love of announcing grand projects ("world-beating", inevitably) followed by taking his eye off the ball and ignoring the problems involved in the detailed implementation of these, has surely reached a peak over Covid testing. His wild promise to spend a sum of mon...
by Tony.Williams
Sun Sep 06, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: US Presidential election
Replies: 2
Views: 179

US Presidential election

Trump's campaign is going just swimmingly....

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From CNN news: https://edition.cnn.com/2020/09/05/us/t ... index.html
by Tony.Williams
Fri Sep 04, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 841
Views: 154201

Re: Brexit consequences

Some extracts from Chris Grey's latest blog post: https://chrisgreybrexitblog.blogspot.com/2020/09/back-to-school.html a different way of stating the Brexiters’ negotiating conundrum is this: whatever benefits the EU has economically, they all come at the price of sovereignty – we want sovereignty a...
by Tony.Williams
Fri Sep 04, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Area.
Topic: Prepping
Replies: 8
Views: 5475

Re: Prepping

Yep. The way things are going, we seem to be heading for a no-deal Brexit, and that is almost certain to lead to problems in getting supplies from abroad, until the situation settles down. This government is a dead duck unless they get on top of that very quickly.
by Tony.Williams
Thu Sep 03, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 841
Views: 154201

Re: Brexit consequences

This government (so-called) must be aiming for the record for the longest, most excruciating and entirely predictable car crash in history.
by Tony.Williams
Tue Sep 01, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: TV And Film.
Topic: Piers Corbyn
Replies: 1
Views: 466

Re: Piers Corbyn

Yep - makes his brother seem quite sensible!
by Tony.Williams
Sat Aug 22, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: General Health Issues.
Topic: Does Johnson and his Government really care about the NHS?
Replies: 6
Views: 892

Re: Does Johnson and his Government really care about the NHS?

An interesting take on the present situation by Isabel Hilton on this weekend's BBC News channel's Dateline London programme. Briefly, she pointed out that countries led by women had vastly superior Covid-19 outcomes to date, compared with male leaders. Also, the countries with the three worst outco...
by Tony.Williams
Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: General Health Issues.
Topic: Does Johnson and his Government really care about the NHS?
Replies: 6
Views: 892

Re: Does Johnson and his Government really care about the NHS?

The Tories have a religious belief in the superiority of the market as a means to deliver just about anything, despite repeated examples of incompetence costing vast sums. And of course, they prefer to deal with "people like us", who they meet on the socio-political circuit. And especially people wh...
by Tony.Williams
Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Science and Mathematics.
Topic: Weird weather
Replies: 20
Views: 4989

Re: Weird weather

See original post - same again last night, only more so. From around 12.30 to 1.30 or so, a continuous barrage of flashes only a couple of seconds apart. The best estimate I can make is that there were well over 1,000 flashes (after which I fell asleep). Once again, no accompanying thunder was audib...