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tripps
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Posted -  24/02/2011  :  12:29
I've been thinking of starting this topic for a while.  Let's see how it goes....

Asked if he was in charge of the nation, in the absence of the Prime Minister -
Mr Clegg told Metro: ‘Yeah, I suppose I am. I forgot about that.



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cloghopper
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Posted - 27/07/2011 : 16:43
ya-hoo'what did they expect, reverential silence?' - yes Stanley, that's just what they expected.

cheers,

cloggy 


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Stanley
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Posted - 28/07/2011 : 05:50
Tiz, could be right, nocturnal animals have bigger eyes?

Dead right Cloggy!

"A recipe for rip-offs". Comment made by NAO on present government's policies for commissioning IT contracts. Has nothing changed?


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Tizer
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Posted - 28/07/2011 : 09:47
Yes, I think the researchers said (as David hinted) that their theory is that bigger eyes need bigger brains, and the further north you go (or south in the southern hemisphere) the bigger will be the eyes and therefore the brains. It's interesting to keep in mind that both the brain and the eye rely heavily on omega-3 fatty acids, they have the highest concentrations of all the body tissues. Good eyes, brain and nervous system are more important for hunter-gatherers than for farmers - I wonder if farming was a strategy that allowed humans to move away from the fish-rich areas (coast, riverside, lakeside) where they first evolved and it removed some of the critical need for omega-3? Isn't it great how one idea leads to another!


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Tardis
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Posted - 28/07/2011 : 15:34
James Purnell, ex-labour minister in yesterday's Times

"I have never bought the argument that universal benefits bind the middle classes in. It feels too much like taxing with one hand to give back with another."


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Stanley
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Posted - 29/07/2011 : 05:02
Tiz, the general impression gained from 'Queen of Fats' is that we never lost the need for long chain Omega-3. The wonder of it is how we survived! I wonder if the Innuit have probems if they move?


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Stanley
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Posted - 29/07/2011 : 06:47
Couldn't resist this one. A man in Edinburgh was woken up by police who had found a stolen Yamaha M/Bike outside his house. Full search of the premises for other stolen property but then red faces when the police realised the bloke had bought the bike at a police auction of unclaimed stolen goods.... I don't doubt that at least an apology will be in order!


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tripps
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Posted - 30/07/2011 : 23:14
From the Daly Mirror on the wedding of Zara Philips

" Surrounded by 400 close friends and family, her £500,000 ceremony was simple, private and remarkably normal "


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Stanley
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Posted - 31/07/2011 : 05:32
Different world David and I bet they all thought they were doing us a favour by letting us see them from the street!

My quote of the day is from an American Republican snator. "I have no doubt that agreement will be reached" (on the budget crisis). Politicians, dontcher love em? Cause a crisis then sound reassuring to score a political point.


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Posted - 05/08/2011 : 09:34
Professor Richard Evans, president of Wolfson College, Cambridge, on the Today programme discussing the reason for radio's current surge in popularity and whether it is due to there being more interesting news at the moment:

"News is not what happens but what gets reported."

And in a discussion on the same programme about whether there might be microbial life on Mars:

"The difference between no life and microorganisms is much bigger than the difference between microorganisms and humans."


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tripps
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Posted - 05/08/2011 : 14:19
See the opening quote for this thread from Feb this year.
Now it seems they are both on holiday,  Cameron in Tuscany, Clegg in Spain.  It seems that William Hague is holding the fort.  Seems odd to me that European economy is disintegrating,  Stock Market tumbling, we are active in two wars, and they all go on holiday!


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panbiker
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Posted - 05/08/2011 : 14:46
They obviously don't give a monkey's Dave! but we already knew that!


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Tizer
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Posted - 05/08/2011 : 16:17
"Cameron in Tuscany, Clegg in Spain"  -  They probably wanted to get in before those two countries closed down. And spend their Euros before the currency is abandoned as a bad idea.


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catgate
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Posted - 05/08/2011 : 19:23
The sad thing is that the buggers will come backGrrrrrr.


Every silver lining has a cloud.


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Stanley
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Posted - 06/08/2011 : 05:18

You have got your calculations wrong!"

Sorry about the Bold, it just happened....  Mind you, its appropriate. This is waht Pres. Obama has just said in response to Standard and Poors downgrading of US debt.


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cloghopper
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Posted - 06/08/2011 : 08:11
...well I certainly got mine wrong.Smile

Spent all my working life saving for a rainy day; and then get a chuffin thunderstorm! 


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