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by chaggle
Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 847
Views: 166833

Re: Brexit consequences

According to Matt Hancock, Christmas won't be normal this year.

A glimmer of light in the gloom.
by chaggle
Sat Sep 19, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: In The News.
Topic: How does a £50 cup of coffee taste?
Replies: 1
Views: 163

Re: How does a £50 cup of coffee taste?

Reminded me of poo coffee - kopi luwak or civet coffee - the beans are pooed out by civets. A cup can sell for 80 dollars.

(Just remembered - we talked about it before)

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by chaggle
Fri Sep 18, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 847
Views: 166833

Re: Brexit consequences

Yes - Miliband was very impressive.

It'll make no difference. They have a huge majority and neither moral nor ethical conscience.
by chaggle
Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Music And Literature.
Topic: "The Sound Of Silence."
Replies: 4
Views: 3259

Re: "The Sound Of Silence."

This amused me greatly. Just watch the face of the voice coach as he song progresses.


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by chaggle
Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: General Health Issues.
Topic: New COVID rules
Replies: 5
Views: 667

Re: New COVID rules

It seems I'm right. So the pub lunch we had yesterday with two other couples and the same tomorrow (life is one hectic social whirl :roll: ) are illegal but if we do the same on Monday we'll be OK. The pub gathering on Saturday week of an unknown (but > 6) number of people for a birthday will be ill...
by chaggle
Wed Sep 09, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: General Health Issues.
Topic: New COVID rules
Replies: 5
Views: 667

New COVID rules

Now - 6 people can meet up in a pub - but from no more than 2 households. From Monday - ANY 6 people can meet up in a pub - 'The Rule of Six' (no mention of households that I can see). So today if 3 couples from separate households were to meet up in a pub for lunch they would be breaking the rules,...
by chaggle
Tue Sep 08, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: US Presidential election
Replies: 8
Views: 719

Re: US Presidential election

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by chaggle
Fri Sep 04, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 847
Views: 166833

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 ...
by chaggle
Thu Sep 03, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area.
Topic: Prepping
Replies: 8
Views: 7027

Re: Prepping

My coronavirus stores are now reverting to Brexit stores.
by chaggle
Thu Sep 03, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Tony Abbott
Replies: 1
Views: 162

Tony Abbott

Matt Hancock confirms Tony Abbott is a homophobic misogynist - but that's OK. :thumb:

https://twitter.com/i/status/1301406437458038784
by chaggle
Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: TV And Film.
Topic: Piers Corbyn
Replies: 1
Views: 1006

Piers Corbyn

If anyone doubts that he is utterly insane - catch-up on Good Morning Britain today at about 08:10. :lol
by chaggle
Thu Aug 27, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Skepticism and Critical Thinking.
Topic: Can't pay? We'll take it away.
Replies: 0
Views: 1043

Can't pay? We'll take it away.

Highly entertaining (to me anyway) Ch 5 series about high court enforcement officers collecting debts. They often use the lines - 'Are these goods yours? If you can't prove they're not we're going to seize them'. Isn't it impossible to prove that? I suppose you could have proof that they belong to s...
by chaggle
Thu Aug 13, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Science and Mathematics.
Topic: Weird weather
Replies: 20
Views: 6218

Re: Weird weather

We had same as the OP last night. It appeared to be just about overhead, and continuous for about 1/2 hour. No rain and very distant sounding constant rumble (although as I said - the action appeared to be right overhead). The only difference was that many, maybe 1/3, of the flashes were visible for...
by chaggle
Wed Aug 12, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Science and Mathematics.
Topic: Weird weather
Replies: 20
Views: 6218

Re: Weird weather

Identical here in Somerset at 31C, to Jimena in Spain where we were.
by chaggle
Wed Aug 12, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Science and Mathematics.
Topic: Weird weather
Replies: 20
Views: 6218

Re: Weird weather

Couple of random observations re. weather; I'm sure I can remember many more thunderstorms happening when I was a kid - say 50-55 years ago. That might be a false memory. It's astonishing how you acclimatise. In Spain I was able to do heavy duty roofing (roofs there are made of concrete - all moved ...