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Stanley
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Posted -  14/11/2010  :  06:26
NEW VERSION TO MAKE IT EASIER FOR MEMBERS WITH SLOW CONNECTIONS TO CONNECT.

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Tizer
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Posted - 17/12/2011 : 11:38
News on the BBC web site:
Post Office changes spark small business fears (17 December 2011)
"Small firms will be forced to make costly journeys for postal services owing to changes to the Post Office network, a business group has warned. Hundreds of branches are set to be replaced with Post Office Locals, which are found in shops, petrol stations and pubs."

This idea of putting them in shops etc to save money might seem attractive but it has already caused big problems in one of our local towns, Bridgwater. It has a population of about 36,000 but a few years ago the main post office in the town centre was closed and the building sold off. Residents were assured everything was OK because a new Post Office would be opened in a nearby branch of Martin's newsagents. Well, it did open there but then Martin's closed the branch and the town was left without a main Post Office again. Businesses in the town centre had to go to the suburbs to find a post office. Now another one has been opened as the main office - but it's in a portakabin and not in a convenient location for the centre. If it's raining, hard luck - you have to queue outside in the rain. As if all this post office trouble isn't enough, the local council closed the swimming baths and is selling the site to Tesco. It promised residents that the baths would not be closed until new ones had been built elsewhere (edge of town of course) but promises mean nothing if your a local council - the town is now without swimming baths for kids to learn to swim and others to keep fit and healthy. (Oh, and the town already has Morrison's, Asda,  Sainsbury's, Lidl, Aldi and Co-op supermarkets near the centre.)

Also on Bridgwater, you might remember I related how the 20-foot high quayside wall was collapsing after a flood and leaving a big hole and the danger of buildings falling 20 feet into the river. The wall has gradually slipped further out, leaning over the river and the various `interested parties' can't decide who is responsible for sorting out the problem. Engineers have said it will cost more than did the Boscastle floods. Meanwhile, twice a day the tide comes in, the river level rises and falls by over 15 feet, the surge of water erodes the groundsoil from behind the wall and the problem gets worse. It's an analogy for the climate change situation, a lot of talking, too much political wrangling, little done, and the only solution will be when it all goes pear-shaped and the big crisis forces action - too late.

Edited by - Tizer on 17/12/2011 11:39:47


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Stanley
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Posted - 18/12/2011 : 05:34
Sub Post Offices, like pubs, were a low profile but very important component of  local society and I fear that we have lost more than anyone realises.

Bridgewater, I think of the cloud hanging over those who will be most affected. I have pointed out frequently that we still rely on 19th century investment in infrastructure and the built environment. Well built though they were, they are all reaching their sell-by date. Think sewers, river works, canals and major parts of the rail infrastructure.

What grabbed my attention was a visit from a young friend of mine who delivered enough free firewood to last me over Xmas. Who says the young are not what they were!


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Posted - 18/12/2011 : 10:56
We often refeer to a dog as a good  "tenter" if the dog notices things different than normal, is this fron attentive, engine tenter, or tenter as in cloth, ?


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catgate
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Posted - 18/12/2011 : 11:08


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We often refeer to a dog as a good  "tenter" if the dog notices things different than normal, is this fron attentive, engine tenter, or tenter as in cloth, ?

A "tenter" in cloth terms is a fairly common   local corruption of "stenter", which is the accepted name for a cloth streching and drying machine.

An mill engine tenter is a corruption of "tender" (attender")

A railway engine driver can often find himself with a tender behind.


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belle
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Posted - 18/12/2011 : 11:49
Bodger could it be a shortened form of Attender..in that they notice things?


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handlamp
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Posted - 18/12/2011 : 16:28
Caty- always has a tender egine won't go without coil


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Bodger
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Posted - 18/12/2011 : 17:37
Bradders, a little bit early but what the hell,

Christmas Eve Blues, Blind Lemon Jefferson

 


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Bodger
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Posted - 18/12/2011 : 17:51
I just could'nt leave out the king

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yd60nI4sa9A


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Bodger
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Posted - 18/12/2011 : 17:52
I just could'nt leave out the king

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yd60nI4sa9A


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Bradders
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Posted - 18/12/2011 : 19:42
Thankyou Bodge.....Blind Lemon was quite a character (Known to always be armed !)...Lived in Deep Elum , Dallas TX , not far from where my son lives now...Hoping to get there sometime soon, and play a bit !.....
If one REALLY listens to what Johnson plays , it becomes more and more impossible to figure out how he does it.....that's why he's reverred among players....
Thanks Again ...Go Easy There


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Stanley
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Posted - 19/12/2011 : 03:51
Ted you reminded me of an old one....  "He thinks sex is something you put coil in". Sorry about that....

Tenter. According to Webster 'tenter' first seen c1300 in Middle English Tente, to stretch. Probably derives from Latin tentus, a variation of 'tensus meaning 'tense' as in a state of being stretched. I think 'stenter' is a later variation used in modern machinery.


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Stanley
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Posted - 19/12/2011 : 04:03
I thought I'd had a senior moment there! I could have swirn I was in Dialect Matters!

Kim Jong Il died on Saturday, news released this morning. World Service had a full obituary ready for him. 

OG keeps trying to force me back into Xmas skin. It must be the large emitters at work!


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Tizer
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Posted - 19/12/2011 : 11:03
And now we have `stents' used by surgeons to keep arteries stretched open.


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Posted - 19/12/2011 : 11:18


quote:
Stanley wrote:
  OG keeps trying to force me back into Xmas skin. It must be the large emitters at work!
Me Too !.....Think it's coming from South Wales.....



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Stanley
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Posted - 20/12/2011 : 05:16
Programme this morning on World Service about the LHC. The camera that records the screeb data is 100mp and takes 20million frames a second! You thought you had a fast camera?


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