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Stanley
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Posted -  14/11/2010  :  06:26
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Stanley Challenger Graham




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Tizer
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Posted - 05/08/2011 : 10:02
On the Swedish atom splitter....I'm interested in geology and mineralogy and collect mineral specimens. I recently bought examples of some unusual minerals from a geologist who had spent his career in Africa. He sent me a list of what he had and I noted it included torbernite, a lovely looking green copper mineral...except that it also contains uranium and is radioactive. As they used to say in the NoW, I made an excuse and declined the offer.


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Sandy46
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Posted - 05/08/2011 : 22:42
What attracted my attention today when I went down town in sunny Scarborough to buy my brother a birthday card, was the fact that Christmas cards were on display in all their colourful glory. I ask you, 5th of August and the Christmas cards are out!  Gawd help us, what's next, Hallowe'en decorations at  Easter??


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Stanley
Local Historian & Old Fart


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Posted - 06/08/2011 : 06:15
Theresa May stamps on the suggestion we should appoint the LA Police Chief as Commissioner at the Met. She is wrong, bringing in new blood that isn't steeped in blind adulation of the Establishment might be just the thing to break what is obviously a serious log jam. One thing is certain, he couldn't be any worse than the recent incumbents. She cite 'tradition' as the reason for not appointing a 'foreigner'. Can't she see that what she calls tradition is what has got us into the mess in the first place! Bugger tradition, let's have a new broom and a bit of serious sweeping!


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Tizer
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Posted - 06/08/2011 : 10:58
Big companies, universities and other institutions in Britain are awash with `foreigners' so we might as well have one running the Met. (Have you noticed how many company spokespersons fielded on the Today programme are Americans?)

Sandy, catalogues dropping through the letterbox from RSPB, RNIB, RNLI, National Trust etc are full of Christmas cards for sale already. They are falling over each other to get in first.

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Stanley
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Posted - 07/08/2011 : 04:43
Heard Joseph Stiglitz on the present 'event'. He talks so much sense, he should be in charge of the world economy!


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Stanley
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Posted - 07/08/2011 : 05:22
I love the news item about Yvonne the Bavarian cow who escaped into the woods. The police are looking for her with instructions to 'shoot to kill'. She is now a media star and the animal rights brigade are in full cry! Far better for us than watching the world's economy ripping itself to bits!


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Stanley
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Posted - 09/08/2011 : 04:44
The US government bonds rubbished by Standard and Poors at weekend are selling like hot cakes, the hot money is flying into them. They are the 'least worst' investment at the moment. Markets in the East are a sea of red at the moment. South Korea down over 8%.


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Stanley
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Posted - 09/08/2011 : 06:42
I was thinking as I walked round Barlick this morning of the millions of law abiding people getting up to deal with the day, not causing anyone any problems. Not a word about them in the news, just wall to wall gloom. There are good things out there, let's not forget them.


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Tizer
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Posted - 09/08/2011 : 10:37
It was sad to hear one man saying 147 years of his family's business were lost in one night of looting and burning. But good to hear that Twitter is being used this morning by locals in the affected areas to organise cleaning up of their streets.


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cloghopper
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Posted - 09/08/2011 : 11:03
I would say 'sad' is an understatement. I would have thought that family, as many others, would be devastated. I certainly am, by the image projected of GB 09/08/2011.

cloggy 

 


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wendyf
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Posted - 09/08/2011 : 11:16
My little cat, Tinky, relentless hunter and amazing acrobat, caught my attention this morning, curled up tight on a seat in the hallway. When she didnt get up for her breakfast I went to speak to her and saw a very nast wound on her back leg. Straight to the vets, and a quick check showed that her leg would need to be amputated. Poor mite, looks as if something had caught her by the leg. Not usually any loose dogs around here, the vet said it could be a badger. I'm waiting for news...


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Tizer
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Posted - 09/08/2011 : 11:42
Wendy, do you get buzzards up there? We see them every day here in Somerset and I've often wondered if they would take a small cat. They routinely catch rabbits so the size wouldn't be too much for them. They sometimes circle above the house of a neighbour who breeds fancy cats and has them in a compound in the back garden.


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wendyf
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Posted - 09/08/2011 : 12:24
Yes we do Tiz, there are at least four around at the moment. I always thought they were scavengers, but it had crossed my mind as a possibility. She is a tiny cat, no bigger than a decent sized rabbit.


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panbiker
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Posted - 09/08/2011 : 13:24
I hope all goes well there Wendy. I'm sure that Tinky will still manage on three and will adjust her hunting technique to compensate. I saw a street cat in Greece with only three legs proudly walking down the street with a pigeon in it's mouth. No stopping the dedicated hunter killers of the feline world. Ours is called Millie, rodents, birds and bats - "be afraid, be very afraid".


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wendyf
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Posted - 09/08/2011 : 14:47
Well, she is through the op and into recovery. I think she may deal with this better than us!


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