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by oobers
Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 7853
Views: 244622

I’d welcome your views on taking my child (9) out of school before any UK wide school closures. I’d like to do so, and provide childcare as part of an informal group of carers within my workplace. I don’t agree with the reasoning given at national level for keeping schools open any longer. Th...
by oobers
Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 7853
Views: 244622

I’d welcome your views on taking my child (9) out of school before any UK wide school closures. I’d like to do so, and provide childcare as part of an informal group of carers within my workplace. I don’t agree with the reasoning given at national level for keeping schools open any longer. The...
by oobers
Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Brexit process
Replies: 5662
Views: 335390

No way will the EU refuse an extension if the UK asks for one. No way. Saying there is no need is not the same as ruling it out. It's possible though that a pact was made - Johnson to EU "We'll give more concessions on UK side if you agree to not give an extension" on the basis that no ex...
by oobers
Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Brexit process
Replies: 5662
Views: 335390

Your wrong again UE. Breaking news... The President of the European Commission rules out granting an extension to the Brexit deadline of 31 October. Jean-Claude Juncker tells reporters there is no need for an extension now there is a deal on the table. No way will the EU refuse an extension if the ...
by oobers
Mon Sep 23, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: News
Topic: Companies going bankrupt/into administration
Replies: 752
Views: 142009

Thomas cook now bust, HMG having declined to bail them out. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-49791249 I helped tidy up his grave in Welford Road Cemetery once. Now the business is dead and buried. The first tour he ran was to a temperance rally. I expect the last one was a boozy stag do. https:/...
by oobers
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Brexit process
Replies: 5662
Views: 335390

I think we should now have a second referendum. I’d like the options to be: A) Would you like to leave the EU? B) Would you like to remain in the EU? If A), would you like to 1) leave with the deal as currently offered by the EU?or 2) leave with no deal? So, it would be a 2 part question, to avoid...
by oobers
Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Brexit process
Replies: 5662
Views: 335390

I’d sanction another referendum if ‘No Deal’ and ‘Remain’ were the options. I don’t remember any talk of a deal in the referendum campaign. I thought Leave meant Leave. Can anyone point to campaign literature or interviews where a deal was ever discussed?
by oobers
Sat Dec 22, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Brexit process
Replies: 5662
Views: 335390

The bullshit people's vote campaign has been taking their buses around the country. They called up North. Bad idea. They ended up having to F--k off back where they came from with a police escort. This is only the merest taste of what will follow if these anti-democratic traitors get their way in p...
by oobers
Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Russia Watch
Replies: 586
Views: 64211

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-43633694 Porton Down's chief executive Gary Aitkenhead dismissed Russian claims it might have come from the UK military laboratory. I can understand why he might defend his own institution but why go on to say this? It’s hardly a vote of confidence in the dominant narr...
by oobers
Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Gas alert as demand and prices rise
Replies: 1272
Views: 258410

adam2 wrote:
I have also met someone, who most unusually, CORRECTLY believed that their workplace would not be cut off. It is left to the reader to guess the details.
Nope. Can't guess. Please put us out of our misery!?
by oobers
Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Preparations
Topic: Insulation and air tightness standards
Replies: 58
Views: 15991

A friend involved with building air tightness once told me that most of the new build housing with PIR boards inserted in the cavities are nowhere near meeting the regulations as no attempt is made to close the gaps between boards. It does make you wonder how many houses given a decent energy rating...
by oobers
Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Preparations
Topic: UK/ROI members be aware of a severe weather warning.
Replies: 11
Views: 4926

This light is eerie, a bit like eclipse.
by oobers
Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Spain Watch, and Catalan independance
Replies: 230
Views: 68904

Resilience: What happened when Degrowth was discussed at the Catalan Parliament However the debate about de-growth, so crucial at this moment in time, has been completely overlooked in the midst of this informative whirlwind which has been occasioned by the tense and chaotic approval of the Catalan...
by oobers
Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Peak Corporate Earnings (?)
Replies: 114
Views: 45104

It begs the question, why does it have to grow? The obvious answer is to feed the shareholders but Apple have been buying back shares big time. So again, why does it have to grow? Possibly the most financially successfully company in the history of the world, it could afford to simply bob along wit...
by oobers
Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Korea watch
Replies: 87
Views: 27195

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/sep/04/china-what-can-beijing-do-about-north-korea-donald-trump-kim-jong-un the pipeline delivering oil to North Korea is old and would corrode and break if left unused Is there any truth in that statement? Wouldn't an old pipeline likely corrode and break with...