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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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The Stay Safe Board / Re: what's so special about India?
« on: Wednesday 12 May 21 16:15 BST (UK)  »
For some months now it has seemed as if some journalists and politicians have been seeking out bad news stories from other countries to try to keep the fear going in the UK. The numbers in India, which has a population approaching 1.5 billion, are relatively low and are now falling fairly rapidly. Over 175 million doses of vaccine have already been administered in India so I would expect the politicians/media to try to find somewhere else to scare us with - not easy as the falling number of Covid cases worldwide suggest that this infection is burning itself out.

Utter nonsense. This pandemic has a long way to go yet. Look at these graphs and see if it is "burning itself out". As for politicians and media trying to find something else to scare us with, that's the sort of nonsense trotted out by COVID deniers and conspiracy theorists.
https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

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The Common Room / Re: Living people on the 1939 register
« on: Tuesday 04 May 21 21:59 BST (UK)  »
When I first checked the 1939 register, my dad, born 1936 and still very much alive was on there. Later when I went back to look again, he had been redacted.

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Worcestershire / Re: Could a couple marry twice?
« on: Thursday 29 April 21 11:34 BST (UK)  »
One could be the record of banns rather than the actual marriage.

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The Lighter Side / Re: Air Balloons 1795
« on: Monday 19 April 21 11:12 BST (UK)  »
Maybe he arrived on the same ship that was transporting the air balloons.

Edit.
As it now appears there was a transport ship called "Air Balloon", I withdraw this suggestion!

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The Common Room / Re: The Duke of Edinburgh has passed away
« on: Saturday 10 April 21 17:20 BST (UK)  »
We watched some of the coverage. Charles, Anne and the rest were dressed in black, talking extensively  about their dad in the past tense - surely they must have recorded those interviews whilst he was still alive, which seemed rather strange.

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The Common Room / Re: What are "10 electors"?
« on: Saturday 03 April 21 16:06 BST (UK)  »
People who had a property income of 10 per annum or more, and were therefore entitled to vote.

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One from me.

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One has a big white diamond shape on her head. Of course, her name has to be "Diamond Cheeser". Oh and the brown one, is called "Brown Cow".

 :)

Sorry for this - I was always told that "brown" cows were RED.  But, as I was brought up in Cheshire, it might very well be a location thing.  :) :-X
In the same way, white horses are grey, and some dogs are blue.

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