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Old 3rd May 2018, 23:24
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been receiving immunisation injections for it.
That's nothing to sneeze at...
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Old 3rd May 2018, 23:52
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I can be quite evil at times ( it has been alleged by SWMBO ) and just now was a prime example.
A couple of months ago we had a spate of "Microsoft" phone calls but then they stopped - until this morning.
Anyway in preparation as I knew they would call again I had SWMBO's personal alarm next to the phone
so as soon as the magic words Microsoft were spoken by an Indian accent the alarm screamed into action
and if it hurt his ears as much as it did mine then I call that a result.
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Old 4th May 2018, 00:22
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Aww. what about their human rights?
They're just trying to make an unethical and illegal living clawing at the weak, soft underbelly of whitie's world. After all we owe them don't we, for trying to drag them kicking and screaming into the current applicable century? Ditto, significant portions of the Nigerian experience and others.
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Old 4th May 2018, 03:20
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Popped out for a loaf and as it is a warm evening, for a change, decided to pickup some beverages from one of the Provincial Government Liquor Control and Supreme Authority Dispensing Outlets.
Tried something new and hopefully refreshing. A dry ginger apple cider. Good combination, that sharp bite of ginger beer and a dry apple cider. Not too shabby, good price and a local product.
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Old 4th May 2018, 06:08
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That dry ginger apple cider sounds good meadowrun. I'd try it myself.
I think it would go well with Checker's rhubarb breakfast recipe.

A tad overcast at present but the forecast is for Mr Sun to turn up later.
Fairly mellow at 10C and a high of 19C forecast for the day.

Time to rejoice. Today is FRIDAY
May the fourth go with you.
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Old 4th May 2018, 06:36
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.........as soon as the magic words Microsoft were spoken by an Indian accent...........
Akcherly .... he said Windows, yesterday, my first Micrososft one. Sadly he awakened me, so was not near the TV which I usually blast up to full strength and just put the receiver next to it - and leave the room for 10 minutes, when I get similar ones from other idiots.
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Old 4th May 2018, 08:25
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Morning folks.

Bright and sunny. What's happening with the weather? That's two days running the sun has been shining.

...the magic words Microsoft were spoken by an Indian...
We had one of those calls yesterday whilst No 2 grandson was throwing a tantrum... the person on the other end got an earfull of a screaming two year old at full throttle!!
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Old 4th May 2018, 11:38
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ad10 You've posted this in the wrong thread.Try the medical forum elsewhere on this site. If you have previously held a Class 1, they'll just review it and check you won't be further impaired. The jabs work, I had it done 30 years ago.
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Old 4th May 2018, 13:06
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"The Senate's Aboriginal peoples committee suggested Bill C-45, the legislation that will do away with criminal sanctions on adult cannabis possession, should be amended to allow for a delay in implementation of up to a year. (Kind of slow on the uptake. The process has been in work to remove this law for two years)
The committee said the government should take the extra time to make certain "culturally sensitive" materials are available to warn Indigenous peoples about the risks of consuming cannabis, (but never mind keeping their kids from huffing gasoline and paint) and to negotiate a revenue-sharing deal with First Nations governments to ensure they get a cut of the millions of dollars expected to be collected in excise taxes on the drug. (ahhh........there you go)
The senators also recommended the federal government set aside 20 per cent of all licenses for cannabis producers for Indigenous peoples so they can pursue business ventures. (never mind that indigenous peoples comprise only 4.9% of the population and have no cultural claim to the product's production)
Manny Jules, chief commissioner of the First Nations Tax Commission, urged senators to amend the bill to, among other things, give Indigenous communities (56% live in urban areas) the resources to develop cannabis-related laws and regulations on-reserve, fund campaigns to educate young people about the dangers of the drug (see paint and gas paper bag sniffing) and bolster First Nations police forces. (Why? - Decriminalization is just that - removal of an unjust law. In this case a very old politically motivated biased law. You now should need less police. They can work on that huffing thing to better effect.... inhalation of solvents does rot the brain.)


The Senate committee, chaired by Liberal Saskatchewan Sen. Lillian Dyck, made those recommendations after hearing from a number of Indigenous representatives who said federal consultation with their communities on the bill has been woefully inadequate.
The government has said the task force created by the government to study the issue before the introduction of legislation met with Indigenous peoples and heard their concerns." cbc

And you thought regular senators were slow.
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Old 4th May 2018, 13:21
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Apparently prisoners aren't given porridge anymore, now they have muesli.
That's terrible! .The matter must be referred to the European Court of Human Rights at once!
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Old 4th May 2018, 13:32
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...visit by a our local councillor trying to extend his 'living very nicely at the expense of the local taxpayer but being invisible until the next election' tenure in office.
As a Town Councillor I am paid nothing. No expenses either, just zilch, nothing at all. Borough Councillors can receive an allowance: in our Borough they may claim up to 4,300 per annum which may just about cover the expenses of performing council duties but is hardly 'living very nicely at the expense of the local taxpayer". It's just a matter of getting off one's arse and trying to do something useful for one's local community.
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Old 4th May 2018, 16:13
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A must buy

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcthree/artic..._contentcard32
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Old 4th May 2018, 16:20
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Originally Posted by handsfree View Post
You had me intrigued there Nutloose and I did a bit of fishing about on the internet to see what I could find.
The installation is, I'm fairly sure, a natural gas back-up electricity generator. The company that owns it is
UK Power Reserve and they do indeed provide battery storage schemes as well. but I think this is a gas
generator. Take a look at the UK Power Reserve website. The company have a similar 20MW site in Mansfield.
This would make sense as the site is owned by the National Grid and up to about 30 years ago was home
to several gasometers. Whatever it is the carnage it inflicted on the traffic flow around the area was unbelievable
as they put down the connecting cablework.
Thanks for flagging that up.
Found this

New Power Station (C) David Lally :: Geograph Britain and Ireland

http://www.auction.co.uk/Commercial/...2018/pos20.pdf

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/uk-en...shire-42753419
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Old 4th May 2018, 20:10
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We have just returned from a few days 'up North'. Lady SB and I are reasonably well traveled, but we found the stunning scenery of places like the Buttertubs Pass and the N Pennines National Park would rival, in their own way, anything we have seen. During our short time at Linton-on-Ouse in the 70s we often took the kids to picnic on the moors or Brimham Rocks, but under 10s were not particularly interested in scenery, so we missed out on the spectacular drives.
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Old 4th May 2018, 23:33
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Fresh eruptions sending fountains of lava 30m ( that's almost a whole 100ft ) out of the ground have taken place on Hawaii's Big Island, destroying several homes.
The Civil Defense Agency said there were fissures on three streets and told any remaining residents to evacuate.

A good firework launched from a milk bottle will go higher but don't build homes near floodplains either.
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Old 5th May 2018, 02:21
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Amazing that they allowed housing to be built in that area, and that people would be stupid enough to buy there !!!!
Almost like the idiots who build on the Florida coast knowing that a hurricane will be coming in.
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Old 5th May 2018, 07:52
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Morning folks.

Bright, sunny and warm. It looks like the guessers have akcherly got the forecast right.

Off to me canal to set-up for boat trips, tea and cakes tomorrow and Monday. I've been voluntold appointed as a tour guide at the restored lock. If you're anywhere near Belvoir Castle, pop in by the Dirty Duck and see us.

Another Mr Watkins bacon sarnie for breakfast with one of Mary's chocolate flapjacks to follow when I get to me canal.
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Old 5th May 2018, 08:36
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The gods are certainly smiling upon you 4mastacker.
A beautiful start to today. Sun, no cloud and a high of 18C forecast.

Nothing planned apart from a bit of strimming around the garden and
visiting the Aged Mater who had a fall at the Home yesterday and smacked her head.
I looks like she got away with it.
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Old 5th May 2018, 10:13
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Hope your A.M. will be alright, handsfree.

Start of the duck-shooting season here today; thick mist came in after the sun was up and put a stop to the gunshots that had begun before dawn.
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Old 5th May 2018, 19:10
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T'was bliddy hot on me canal today, getting stuff ready for tomorrow and Monday. Our trip boat had a charter for a hen party - one stayed well clear as the ladies were certainly out to enjoy themselves; the clink of glasses and much joviality could be heard even when the boat was out of sight.

Now consuming a well-chilled Stella with a Wobbly to follow as dessert.
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