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Stanley
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Posted -  14/11/2010  :  06:26
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Stanley
Local Historian & Old Fart


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Posted - 26/04/2011 : 07:42
I hear Lord Mandelson has shoved his oar in on the AV debate saying it is an opportunity to damage Cameron. Typical reaction. He has lost sight of the ball, it's actually an opportunity to debate and decide on what basis we conduct elections.

What struck me walking round Barlick t5his morning was the lac k of traffic. Evidently the Easter holiday has got legs this year and is including the wedding. The Council are working as usual of course. They've just picked up a consignment of large household waste in the back street.


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HerbSG
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Posted - 26/04/2011 : 08:52
Something is wrong Stanley when the families and friends of the abused are having to pay up to help settle class action law suits.  If the Vatican with all its wealth cannot kick in neither should the "locals".


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Tizer
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Posted - 26/04/2011 : 09:43
"One of my favourite 'hidden' pollutants is the rubber worn off tyres. Where does it all go?" - SCG

Probably into the gutters along roads and motorways like the precious metals and rare earths from catalytic converters for which there are plans to recover these valubale commodities. The dust from the sides of roads is richer in rare earths etc than the ores from which we mine them. Rubber particles might get more easily washed from the gutters into the drains and end up wherever these drains empty, perhaps entering the streams, rivers and ultimately the sea thus joining all that plastic material afloat on the oceans.

What grabbed our attention on Easter Monday was the loud chain-saw noise from across the road all day, so bad that we had to take my father (who had come for lunch) and go back to his house where it was possible to sit outside without the noise. The same people had been making noise earlier on the Easter weekend with a ride-on mower to mow about an acre of grass in an old orchard to within a centimetre of its life. You'd think they might respect at least Easter Bank Holiday when people wanted to sit in their gardens and make the best of the warm sunshine.

This morning a big lorry full of paving and a digger on a trailer have arrived at another neighbour's house. It seems that a recession slows down the housing market but boosts `home improvement' activity. I wonder how much energy and materials are consumed, and carbon emissions and pollutants generated, by all this home improvement? It certainly makes a lot of money for somebody so it's unlikely to stop. Thinking of the myth of infinite economic growth, I came across this article from a Canadian author from 2010.


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belle
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Posted - 26/04/2011 : 11:53
Wendy, what a delightful piece of information. Your story about balloon pilots taking their tests is just the sort of interesting and local snippet that used to keep people entranced by this site!


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panbiker
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Posted - 26/04/2011 : 12:03
Maybe that is why one was nobbut a smidging from the top of our roof!


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Big Kev
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Posted - 26/04/2011 : 13:08


quote:
panbiker wrote:
Maybe that is why one was nobbut a smidging from the top of our roof!

It made an interesting spectacle. I wondered where they all come from...


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catgate
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Posted - 26/04/2011 : 16:32

 

" UN may hold special session on Syria
CBC.ca - ‎13 minutes ago‎
Diplomats scrambled Tuesday to find a way to stop the violence in Syria,...."
 
 What good is going to come of scrambling Tuesday?? Will it be as succesaful as, say, poaching Wednesday, toasting Thursday or even ust relying on Fryday??




Edited by - catgate on 26/04/2011 7:57:58 PM


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Stanley
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Posted - 27/04/2011 : 04:09
"Your story about balloon pilots taking their tests is just the sort of interesting and local snippet that used to keep people entranced by this site!"

You mean they aren't now? Perhaps the remedy is to ignore what you don't like and post interesting snippets.

Down in Butts there may be a new tenant for the cannabis farm and they're clearing up. B&D tell me the police nicked the lads who broke the windows and fences a few weeks ago. I don't think they've been up in court yet.


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Tizer
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Posted - 27/04/2011 : 09:29
Down here in Somerset we are surrounded by `cannabis farms' and the police have been having a field day shutting them down. Here in the rural areas they are in old barns or hidden behind hay bales and there are ones in the towns too. It makes me wonder if the cider drinkers turn to cannabis for a change!

I've nothing to say about balloons but I have been reading a novel by Nevil Shute about a trip to Greenland in a seaplane (floatplane) in the 1930s. The description of setting up the plane and flying it is interesting - for example, I didn't realise that the seaplane journey from Southampton would have to go along the south coast, round the end of Kent, then up the east coast to get to Scotland. I guess they were not allowed to travel over land because they had only floats and couldn't `land' in an emergency. When it was being tested each trip in the plane started with men in waders bringing the plane out of its hanger and down the ramp on its `beach wheels' into the sea where they pushed it out then removed the wheels. On return the plane was attached to a winch to pull it back up the ramp on the wheels again.


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belle
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Posted - 27/04/2011 : 10:06
Stanley, a quick trip back into the postings of a couple of years ago will give you your answer to that questions, many of the old names have gone, many who stayed have posted less and less as each topic gets brought back to the same narrow subject matter....is this what the young find so difficult in the senior generation?


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moh
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Posted - 27/04/2011 : 10:37
I agree Belle - there is not the same lightheartedness on the site - everything gets turned to heavy, even if something light is posted it goes the same way. If you look at the list of members and their number of posts you will see who is no longer with us. I think many look but do not bother to post any more.

Edited by - moh on 27/04/2011 10:39:33 AM


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Big Kev
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Posted - 27/04/2011 : 16:16
Is the "Balloons over Barlick" festival on this year? Last year's was cancelled due to appalling weather.


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frankwilk
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Posted - 27/04/2011 : 21:49
I agree Belle - there is not the same lightheartedness on the site

Just look at the topics  Public Service Cuts , Royal Wedding, Stanleys View. What Attracted your Attention etc They all lead to dispute,  do you just read them and let them go ?? or do you challenge something that you have a fundemental disagreement with??  
Someone joined in something not long ago on Soldiers leaving the forces ( something I know a lot about ) I replied and they didn't like it. This is Life, on Forums people disagree, and  people come and  go it's the nature of the beast.
I wouldn't comment on a Painting or a Knitting thread, I don't really know what you are looking for !!!  I forget who it was who would rather poke needles into their eyes rather than debate with me !!!! OK then don't debate or they will have sore eyes !!
It really is simple if you feel comfortable with your views respond if you don't then don't.

Edited by - frankwilk on 27/04/2011 10:40:55 PM



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Bradders
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Posted - 28/04/2011 : 01:28


quote:
frankwilk wrote:
I agree Belle - there is not the same lightheartedness on the site

Just look at the topics  Public Service Cuts , Royal Wedding, Stanleys View. What Attracted your Attention etc They all lead to dispute,  do you just read them and let them go ?? or do you challenge something that you have a fundemental disagreement with??  
Someone joined in something not long ago on Soldiers leaving the forces ( something I know a lot about ) I replied and they didn't like it. This is Life, on Forums people disagree, and  people come and  go it's the nature of the beast.
I wouldn't comment on a Painting or a Knitting thread, I don't really know what you are looking for !!!  I forget who it was who would rather poke needles into their eyes rather than debate with me !!!! OK then don't debate or they will have sore eyes !!
It really is simple if you feel comfortable with your views respond if you don't then don't.

Edited by - frankwilk on 27/04/2011 10:40:55 PM
.......and there you have it folks  , "in a nut shell".....eh !

 

 

 

 


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Stanley
Local Historian & Old Fart


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Posted - 28/04/2011 : 04:05
Since when has Stanley's View been a problem?  8000+ people a week would disagree according to my editor. Nonsense.

The topics go where the respondents take them, that's how the site has always worked. Very often the more interesting snippets arise when a respondent  goes off piste. Exactly the same thing in the LTP interviews, some wonderful stuff emerged. Go and find Ernie Roberts on sex and dog muck, Hilarious and informative. Four new members signed up last week and we get between 20 and 30 thousand page hits a day. Only yesterday a teacher who has been surfing Oneguy rang me and wants me to go and talk to primary school kids at all four local P schools in October. She was very complimentary about the site. The glass is half full!

 I was talking to the owner of a small, long established business in Barlick yesterday and she said that trading has changed in the time she has been in business. She said that sales were a lot more volatile and reckoned that her best friend this year has been the good weather. Perhaps volatility and edginess is a sign of the times we live in?


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