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by psquiddy
Fri 22 Jan 2021, 4:23 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 4350
Views: 197926

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

My wife's reading Obama's autobiography at the moment and we got talking about how the UK is a much more mature country than the USA when it comes to tolerance for "non-native" faiths and cultures. We have the wedding case in the Jewish School, although we have no details on the faith and culture o...
by psquiddy
Fri 22 Jan 2021, 3:39 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is anybody happy with the Brexit white paper?
Replies: 4538
Views: 283111

Re: Is anybody happy with the Brexit white paper?

The problem with the benefit raised above (Nissan) is that they clearly state it is only a benefit to them because it massively inconveniences their rivals, and therefore is bad for consumers as it skews a competitive market. I therefore would put this benefit in the same pile as the benefit to ver...
by psquiddy
Fri 22 Jan 2021, 10:19 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 4350
Views: 197926

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

Government now toying with the idea of giving everyone in England who tests positive for Covid 19 £500 to adhere to self isolation. https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/uk-55760467 They may have discussed it but I doubt if it is seriously being considered. £500 - yes please - lets ...
by psquiddy
Thu 21 Jan 2021, 2:01 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 4350
Views: 197926

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

I understand that before going into Westminster he was a Fireplace salesman. Hardly qualification for running one of the highest offices in the land. He also go fired from his job as Defence Secretary for a leak (which he denied). I have never seen such a dull, monotonous, uninspiring person in my ...
by psquiddy
Tue 12 Jan 2021, 10:56 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 4350
Views: 197926

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

Add to this the current backlog at many Royal Mail sorting depots at the moment. We live in a decent sized town but received our first mail delivery of the year yesterday. Christmas cards arrived with post marks dated 17.12.20 MP Wes Streeting was asking for NHS letters to be readily identifiable t...
by psquiddy
Tue 12 Jan 2021, 10:54 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 4350
Views: 197926

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

More than half a million letters sent over 80s over the weekend inviting them to receive a jab at one of the seven regional vaccination centres. For many this requires a round trip of more than 70 miles - and bear in mind the vast majority in that group don’t drive. Not sure how that fits in with t...
by psquiddy
Wed 06 Jan 2021, 7:52 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 4350
Views: 197926

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

The figure being given for the new variant is that it's 70% more transmissable. I'm not quite sure what this means; is it: That the droplets are lighter and therefore travel further? That it's become more aerosol based and is therefore more airborne? That it's developed to live longer on surfaces, ...
by psquiddy
Wed 06 Jan 2021, 3:31 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 4350
Views: 197926

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

Quite how anyone can watch that and believe that Johnson should not resign is beyond me. Just put aside the huge number of failings, u-turns, and errors he’s made, this alone is an industrial cock-up, based on nothing, with nothing gained for the trouble, and millions are suffering to one degree or...
by psquiddy
Sat 02 Jan 2021, 9:17 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 4350
Views: 197926

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

Pardon sorry, WTF?! https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/01/health/coronavirus-vaccines-britain.html Amid a sputtering vaccine rollout and fears of a new and potentially more transmissible variant of the coronavirus, Britain has quietly updated its vaccination playbook to allow for a mix-and-match vacci...
by psquiddy
Wed 23 Dec 2020, 8:36 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 4350
Views: 197926

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

Whitty said (if I recall correctly) around July/August time that when Schools reopened that other parts that were opened (such as hospitality) may have to close to keep the R down. It was a “known”that schools could bump the R up, so it shouldn’t be a surprise. Anyone who knows someone with kids wi...
by psquiddy
Wed 23 Dec 2020, 6:11 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Shaun's 2020 Review
Replies: 8
Views: 1062

Re: Shaun's 2020 Review

There are some excellent shots in there - you seem to have done well and found decent weather as well.

It is many years since I took so few photos - I don't think I took a single photo of a flying aircraft this year.
by psquiddy
Sun 20 Dec 2020, 8:06 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 4350
Views: 197926

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

What is your obsession with legalising drugs? Sorry. It's not even a vested interest. But it would be a good option. legalise marijuana and tax it... Raise revenue while at the same time alleviating lock down fatigue. It would be very popular, it's easy, it's safe. I also choose it as for many the ...
by psquiddy
Sat 19 Dec 2020, 11:52 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Feel Good/Happy Thread...
Replies: 59
Views: 10801

Re: The Feel Good/Happy Thread...

Nearly 6 months since anyone posted in this thread that tells its own story for the year we have had, but this made me feel good inside when I read it. Man donates 2 Ferraris in his will to the RNLI https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-55352969 That is superb. Seeing a red Ferrari like that always m...
by psquiddy
Sat 19 Dec 2020, 11:51 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 4350
Views: 197926

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

Robin wrote:
Sat 19 Dec 2020, 11:04 pm
As I am in my 80s and one of those who are most at risk, I received my Covid-19 vaccination this afternoon, and as I live in the area covered by Tier 4 I just hope that it works.
I assume you mean your first of 2?
by psquiddy
Sat 19 Dec 2020, 9:38 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Feel Good/Happy Thread...
Replies: 59
Views: 10801

Re: The Feel Good/Happy Thread...

Nearly 6 months since anyone posted in this thread that tells its own story for the year we have had, but this made me feel good inside when I read it. Man donates 2 Ferraris in his will to the RNLI https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-55352969 That is superb. Seeing a red Ferrari like that always m...
by psquiddy
Fri 18 Dec 2020, 8:07 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Feel Good/Happy Thread...
Replies: 59
Views: 10801

Re: The Feel Good/Happy Thread...

Nearly 6 months since anyone posted in this thread that tells its own story for the year we have had, but this made me feel good inside when I read it. Man donates 2 Ferraris in his will to the RNLI https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-55352969 That is superb. Seeing a red Ferrari like that always m...
by psquiddy
Fri 18 Dec 2020, 11:05 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 4350
Views: 197926

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

pbeardmore wrote:
Fri 18 Dec 2020, 11:02 am
The gov this morning announced that agency staff and volunteers will be responsible for testing all school children across England. What could possible go wrong?
Who do you suggest does it?
by psquiddy
Fri 11 Dec 2020, 4:22 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Chuck Yeager
Replies: 19
Views: 2192

Re: Chuck Yeager

TEXANTOMCAT wrote:
Thu 10 Dec 2020, 1:41 pm
I think he was quite a marmite character TBH - certainly a brave chap but ruthless as well. His autobiography mentions 'waxing a lot of fannies' with Bud Anderson

TT
What is "waxing a lot of fannies"? I don't think I should Google it.
by psquiddy
Fri 27 Nov 2020, 4:56 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Deceased in 2020
Replies: 377
Views: 51566

Re: Deceased in 2020

A blatant cheat, a cocaine junkie, an alcoholic, a tax dodger and fathered several illegitimate children , at least one of which he refused to take responsibility for for years. But hey, he could kick a bag of wind around a field, so I guess that makes it all okay. Not your fault Mike I know, but I...
by psquiddy
Wed 25 Nov 2020, 5:12 pm
Forum: 'Golden Oldies' Photos
Topic: Waddington 2007 Airshow with added spice
Replies: 3
Views: 1145

Re: Waddington 2007 Airshow with added spice

AndyXH558 wrote:
Sun 22 Nov 2020, 11:19 am
I just got to the gates on the Sunday to find it had been cancelled..
Me too - that was the furthest I have ever driven for an airshow - 350 mile round trip.
by psquiddy
Sun 22 Nov 2020, 9:43 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Presidential Election 2020
Replies: 1241
Views: 111828

Re: Presidential Election 2020

Defecate = "Kris Kris Tofferson!"

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by psquiddy
Thu 05 Nov 2020, 10:41 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Presidential Election 2020
Replies: 1241
Views: 111828

Re: Presidential Election 2020

vandal wrote:
Thu 05 Nov 2020, 9:33 pm
Trump's people desperately trying to stop Trump from appearing in front of the cameras.

Wouldn't hurt to take away his phone / I- pad either.
They should have done that 4 years ago
by psquiddy
Sat 24 Oct 2020, 10:40 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: BA retires entire Boeing 747 fleet
Replies: 168
Views: 17870

Re: BA retires entire Boeing 747 fleet

Could it land on their short runway?
by psquiddy
Fri 23 Oct 2020, 10:33 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: BLM - what's in a name?
Replies: 8
Views: 855

Re: BLM - what's in a name?

Black, white, brown we are all slightly different colours even though I have never seen anyone who is black or white.
by psquiddy
Fri 23 Oct 2020, 3:44 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: 3 x F-117's land at Miramar
Replies: 7
Views: 1931

Re: 3 x F-117's land at Miramar

I thought they were all retired.