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Posted on: Oct 1 2020, 07:40 PM


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I would tell you a covid joke, but 99.6% of you won't get it.
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Posted on: Aug 30 2020, 04:44 PM


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QUOTE (SirWilliam @ Aug 28 2020, 06:06 PM) *
My argument with the BBC is they are lowering their impartial status in order to compete with those other outlets you have mentioned.
Bit like the Times or Torygraph using a monosyllabic headlined front page in order to compete with the Mirror, (other useless tabloids are available), but only resulting in alienating their core readership.
The fact that they now want 150 odd quid of my pension for the privilege is purely academic. rolleyes.gif

Sorry chap, but regrettably, the lifestyle you ordered is currently out of stock. Please try again later.
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Posted on: Aug 4 2020, 04:50 PM


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Don't lose hope yet:
BBC News - PC Andrew Harper: Attorney General to review killers' sentences
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-berkshire-53650449
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Posted on: Jun 30 2020, 09:09 AM


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QUOTE (newres @ Jun 30 2020, 04:48 AM) *
Even gammons!

That's good news.
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Posted on: Jun 25 2020, 09:13 PM


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QUOTE (TallDarkAndHandsome @ Jun 25 2020, 06:42 PM) *
They should just have one purge night a year. No police. All crime allowed. See what's left. Just in Inner London. A pay per view event.

I'd buy that for a dollar!
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Posted on: Jun 24 2020, 01:04 PM


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https://www.newburytoday.co.uk/news/news/31...shire-farm.html
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Posted on: May 28 2020, 08:49 AM


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QUOTE (newres @ May 28 2020, 08:09 AM) *
I actually worked in Bray. I should have said that. Apologies.

Bus. It's what? Three miles?
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Posted on: May 22 2020, 08:02 PM


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QUOTE (newres @ May 22 2020, 07:24 PM) *
Still a tw@t I see.

Hmm? Pots and kettles spring to mind.
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Posted on: May 22 2020, 03:36 PM


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QUOTE (SirWilliam @ May 22 2020, 12:22 PM) *
Couldn't agree more old chap but I'm afraid a lot of "innocent" pensioners will perish before the feckless few succumb. angry.gif

I'm afraid that purely from a fiscal point of view that outcome generally may be ideal from both a local and central government strategy.
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Posted on: Apr 28 2020, 10:12 PM


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QUOTE (newres @ Apr 28 2020, 08:23 PM) *
The source isn’t really relevant to how we have managed it. But I don’t “blame” China, any more than I blame America for the Spanish Flu.

I’m not happy about the restrictions on my civil liberties now. Are you?

I'll bet you're a big BuzzFeed reader?
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Posted on: Apr 24 2020, 07:28 PM


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QUOTE (newres @ Apr 24 2020, 07:01 PM) *
Fake news. The first deliveries are expected imminently.

Where’s the Dyson and JCB ventilators?

Not needed now, thanks to superb handling of crisis. If you're trying to be clever at least keep up. Boy.
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Posted on: Apr 22 2020, 12:31 PM


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WAMT?
Having to cancel my ferry bookings, not sure if I'm going to get to France at all this year. Oh, and having to pay a third party to do routine maintenance on the house and gardens if I'm not there ain't funny.
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Posted on: Apr 22 2020, 12:26 PM


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QUOTE (Carshot @ Apr 9 2020, 07:34 PM) *
Does this look familiar to any local school boys? I seems to remember being invited to wait under a clock in the hall in this building for the odd minor misdemeanour

In case the picture remains in thumbnail mode the eBay item is listed as "Newbury. Watership in W.Trigg's Series. "

Super looking place, where exactly did it stand? And is is still extant?
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Posted on: Apr 22 2020, 05:46 AM


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QUOTE (je suis Charlie @ Apr 21 2020, 11:49 PM) *
Well thankfully, the opinions of the kind of left wing window licking soschuul meja haunting idiots you're likely to know bare little weight and even less importance.

You forgot 'remoaner", by the way.
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Posted on: Apr 21 2020, 09:34 AM


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https://mobile.twitter.com/emilyhewertson
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Posted on: Apr 18 2020, 09:52 AM


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Ahh, should have been a file pic of said Shinzo putting on his mask, never mind, you get the picture. Except of course you didn't. Sigh.
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Posted on: Apr 18 2020, 09:50 AM


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A lot of this homemade stuff is so dangerous it should be illegal on the basis it can create a false sense of security, I watched an interesting video by a virologist and two nurses regarding masks and saying that pretty much most of them are useless. The virus is between 20 and 100nM across, 100’s of times smaller than bacteria. Basically, unless you have a properly fitted N95 mask which you cannot detect a strong odour through, face shields, dust masks, scarves, bandanas or whatever other bollocks are useless. The analogy was would you go into a room full of poison gas wearing these things? If not, what you’re wearing on your face is ineffective. Also, N95 masks are only good for about 3 hours. In extreme circumstances they can be treated with isopropyl alcohol for a few hours, autoclaved or treated with a UVC germicidal lamp. All of these techniques degrade the mask though and can only be used a finite number of times.
It's not as simple as it seems, also it's all pretty pointless as all PPE becomes ineffective if not used correctly and if you put on or take your mask off like Shinzo Abe does:

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... they may be almost useless even if they do stop you directly huffing it in your mouth and nose, because you're putting the stuff you're trying to keep off your face right onto your fingers, which you then use to rub your eyes, pick your nose, or yoink a bit of pork from between your teeth.

For the correct procedure, imagine that every piece of PPE has diarrhoea smeared all over the external (protective) surfaces.
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Posted on: Apr 4 2020, 10:35 AM


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QUOTE (SirWilliam @ Apr 4 2020, 08:35 AM) *
Maybe this virus has joined the 21st century and gone digital. laugh.gif

While according to some, 5G is to blame for the virus, yes really. I really despair.
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Posted on: Apr 3 2020, 02:33 PM


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QUOTE (newres @ Apr 3 2020, 12:38 PM) *
Explain what you mean? (I don’t actually expect anything coherent from you). We’re not in Schengen so we had more evident borders than any other country. USA has strict border control but have now surpassed official Chinese figures. It’s almost as if borders make no difference. The difference is government competence. Ours ignored the warnings, then came up with herd immunity and now has lost control.

Yes, what we really should have done is gone into a strict lockdown, just like Italy, France and Spain did, cos that would have stopped it in its tracks. Oh, wait, ok, as you were then.
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Posted on: Mar 24 2020, 12:33 AM


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QUOTE (TallDarkAndHandsome @ Mar 23 2020, 10:59 PM) *
Yep. Expect they all have it. Do you know if the Chemist is still open? People need prescriptions or they'll have more than Corona to worry about!

If you fancy spending half hour in a confined space with a dozen old people coughing and spluttering whilst talking about "her down the road who's no better than she ought to be, have you seen the state of her nets" then go ahead. Be my guest.
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Posted on: Mar 19 2020, 02:06 AM


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https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/polit...l-a9409671.html
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Posted on: Feb 24 2020, 04:25 PM


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QUOTE (Mr Brown @ Feb 24 2020, 03:26 PM) *
Hurray!
Would be an answer to those living in North Thatcham who've taken more than their fair share of new homes and now expected to take more.

Really? When I moved here the depot was a depot and where the Agricola estate is was green fields and the dip had cows grazing in it, all gone now. Don't try and whinge about development.
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Posted on: Feb 24 2020, 02:18 PM


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QUOTE (Biker1 @ Feb 24 2020, 08:42 AM) *
I am convinced there is an ulterior motive behind the reluctance to build a bridge which I think has much validity.

The crossing provides a barrier (literally) to traffic using Crookham Hill and Thornford Road as an Eastern by-pass.
If a bridge were built the additional traffic (including HGV's) using this route would mean that a full upgrade of all the roads involved would be necessary.
Maybe the crossing is of benefit to some?? unsure.gif

If such a crossing were built it would result in a wholesale orgy of house building and the construction as you suggest of a by pass for thatcham, the end result being a bottleneck somewhere else and, gravel industrial extraction at Brompton. As well as loss of valuable habitat along the way.
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Posted on: Feb 22 2020, 11:48 AM


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QUOTE (James_Trinder @ Feb 22 2020, 10:24 AM) *
The obvious way to avoid level crossing incidents of this type is to not have a level crossing and build a bridge instead. I understand that it has been decided that this isn't economically feasible currently but there must come a point with the continuing expansion of Thatcham where it is.

Fancy bulldozing Pipers lane estate and moving the railway station do you?
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Posted on: Feb 7 2020, 12:30 PM


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QUOTE (SirWilliam @ Feb 6 2020, 06:57 PM) *
This is what amazes me. Very doubtful that anyone would call Trump "nice" and is probably on borrowed time if the Democrats could find a half decent contender but, like our Labour party, they couldn't organise themselves to run a bring your own orgy yet alone seek a vote of confidence from the populace.
So looks like the Don and Boris show will keep us amused for the next few years. cool.gif

I get the feeling that toxic Nancy the surgeons best friend has gone a tad too far this time, Don's approval ratings are up, whilst the Democrats can't apparently do simple sums. Four more years for tango Don!
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