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by chaggle
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: Harmless Diversions.
Topic: Quiz: Can you guess the city from the vintage travel poster?
Replies: 3
Views: 109

Re: Quiz: Can you guess the city from the vintage travel poster?

3/13 - mostly just pin-sticking - didn't have a clue.

Nice posters.

Here's one I might have recognised.

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by chaggle
Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: The Brexit Party
Replies: 1
Views: 114

Re: The Brexit Party

Interesting. There are any number of Brits living in Spain who are ardent supporters of Brexit. No - they haven't thought it through but only in the same way as hardly any Brexit supporters have. It is unlikely that their lifestyle will change much TBH provided they are fully registered as resident ...
by chaggle
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: General Health Issues.
Topic: Green technology in diesel cars ‘making allergies WORSE’
Replies: 1
Views: 154

Re: Green technology in diesel cars ‘making allergies WORSE’

I don't really see how a filter can increase the amount of something...
They work by netting small particles in exhaust fumes but also increase the amount of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) released into the air.
Must be a bit more complicated than they are saying.
by chaggle
Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit Plan B?
Replies: 41
Views: 2093

Re: Brexit Plan B?

I gather that the government has instructed the civil service to cease planning for 'no deal' forthwith.

I don't know how significant that is.
by chaggle
Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area.
Topic: Fog
Replies: 1
Views: 79

Fog

Anyone noticed that we don't really get any anymore? Up to the time I was about 20 (in mid '70s) we regularly (several times a year) used to get fog that thick that you couldn't see across the street and driving was difficult. I would guess visibility of no more than 20 yards. This was in small town...
by chaggle
Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Pseudoscience.
Topic: Psychic warfare
Replies: 1
Views: 319

Psychic warfare

https://news.sky.com/story/russian-defence-ministry-claims-troops-are-trained-to-use-telepathy-in-combat-11685277?fbclid=IwAR3Y7ATZlNM20SIrmXqxnmd_d1z8fyjV3ZAQIlkHf0-ilpU2q639nLD3VSk The Russian army has trained "psychic" special forces to use telepathy in combat, according to the country's defence...
by chaggle
Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: In The News.
Topic: House of Commons suspended after water pours through ceiling
Replies: 1
Views: 340

Re: House of Commons suspended after water pours through ceiling

Now now none of that please Mr Geller- this is the equivalent of the Brexiteers putting stuff on the train tracks.

We should leave these acts of vandalism to that lot.
by chaggle
Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit Plan B?
Replies: 41
Views: 2093

Re: Brexit Plan B?

It's difficult to counter some of the arguments against having a second referendum. 'Oh yeah - right. Didn't get the result you/the elites/the establishment/the EU wanted huh?' 'Can we replay last weeks footie match because we lost it?' 'What d'you want - best of three?' 'If they hold another refere...
by chaggle
Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit Plan B?
Replies: 41
Views: 2093

Re: Brexit Plan B?

Wish we'd never left. :-(
by chaggle
Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit Plan B?
Replies: 41
Views: 2093

Re: Brexit Plan B?

What is really striking about the voting patterns shown on the BBC website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-47783127 is that nearly all of the Tories voted against everything, while nearly all of Labour MPs who voted, supported everything. By rights, that ought to cost the Tories dear if the...
by chaggle
Sat Mar 30, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 728
Views: 89276

Re: Brexit consequences

Possibly - I was thinking 2ref.
by chaggle
Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 728
Views: 89276

Re: Brexit consequences

May used some words yesterday in parliament that made me think.

"I fear we are reaching the limits of this process in this house."

I wondered by what means she intended to take it forward if not via parliament.
by chaggle
Thu Mar 28, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit Plan B?
Replies: 41
Views: 2093

Re: Brexit Plan B?

I suppose you have to look for something to smile at. "After nearly three years of hard work Parliament finally whittles Brexit options down to the best 16." Conservative backbench MP Simon Williams told us, “Think of how many possible versions of Brexit there were when we voted to Leave in 2016 – ...
by chaggle
Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area.
Topic: Useless gold coins
Replies: 4
Views: 528

Re: Useless gold coins

Here's the vid. Serious question - why would someone buy one of these?



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by chaggle
Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Area.
Topic: Useless gold coins
Replies: 4
Views: 528

Useless gold coins

There's an ad on TV ATM (ch4 and 5 mostly) where some bearded chap (who is a lord of some sort I think) talks in sombre and respectful tones to try to persuade us to buy a coin of some sort. He describes in it some detail - its squarish and has got stuff on it like Britannia and national plants and ...