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The Stay Safe Board / Re: Matt Hancock Has Resigned
« on: Sunday 27 June 21 16:27 BST (UK)  »
When I saw the photo, the phrase "Hands, face and space" came to mind.

Family History Beginners Board / Re: What's it worth?
« on: Wednesday 23 June 21 15:32 BST (UK)  »
£14.67 per day, ie an annual pension of £5,355

The Lighter Side / Re: The head of the 'world's biggest family' has died at age 76
« on: Wednesday 16 June 21 21:53 BST (UK)  »
God certainly moves in mysterious ways.

The Lighter Side / Re: The head of the 'world's biggest family' has died at age 76
« on: Wednesday 16 June 21 06:22 BST (UK)  »
Spare a thought for the 37 men who got no family because god told this jerk he should have 38 wives.

And this in a country where selective female abortion and infanticide are already causing a gender imbalance with serious social issues. The 2011 census showed 914 female births for every 1000 male births.

The Stay Safe Board / Re: covid vaccine
« on: Friday 11 June 21 14:31 BST (UK)  »
A key phrase from the link you posted is "The UN's children's fund, Unicef, is urging those countries intending to donate vaccines to release them early enough so that they can be used in time."

The Stay Safe Board / Re: covid vaccine
« on: Friday 11 June 21 14:28 BST (UK)  »
Delivering vaccines in poor countries with inadequate infrastructure is always a challenge. The South Sudan government realised it can not deliver its current stock before it goes out of date, so  decided to return it so that it can be used elsewhere rather than going to waste.

Hello, through DNA and shared matches Iím now reasonably confident Iíve worked out who my unknown grandfather is. Good news!

Unfortunately he passed a while back but through research Iíve ascertained a couple of living children, therefore potentially mumís half brothers.

One is active on Facebook and Iím contemplating messaging him and introducing myself and then asking if he would do an ancestry DNA test to confirm the relationship (which I would pay for), however obviously concerned on how I word this since they likely have no knowledge whatsoever of us.

Does anyone have any tips / success stories that they could share on how I can approach this tricky subject 😁
Get to know them a bit before going anywhere near suggesting a DNA test.

The Common Room / Re: Post categories
« on: Tuesday 18 May 21 12:49 BST (UK)  »
I never noticed that before.
No idea what it means.

The Stay Safe Board / Re: what's so special about India?
« on: Wednesday 12 May 21 16:35 BST (UK)  »

Incidentally I do not appreciate your belief that someone who does not agree with you is a "Covid denier and conspiracy theorist" Such ad hominem attacks are inconsistent with reasoned discussion and an open mind.

I deliberately did not suggest that you were either a COVID denier or a conspiracy theorist, just that the language you used was the same as used by those people.

Did you look at the graphs? If so, did it appear to you that the disease is burning itself out?

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