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Forum: Social Forum 24th January 2022, 13:34
Replies: 8
Views: 280
Posted By wraymond
Thanks for that encouragement. I'm...

Thanks for that encouragement.

I'm beginning to doubt the dream will become reality now. I don't think I'd be able to get adequate medical cover!
Forum: Social Forum 23rd January 2022, 14:33
Replies: 8
Views: 280
Posted By wraymond
Thanks for that. Awakened a childhood dream for...

Thanks for that. Awakened a childhood dream for me. Read, and read, as a youngster, countless books about Australia and formed a lifelong ambition to go there. Unfortunately, never realised! Maybe a...
Forum: Social Forum 23rd January 2022, 09:49
Replies: 21
Views: 625
Posted By wraymond
Thanks, that made me chuckle!

Thanks, that made me chuckle!
Forum: Social Forum 21st January 2022, 17:10
Replies: 136
Views: 3,374
Posted By wraymond
Oooohhh, I'm tempted.

Oooohhh, I'm tempted.
Forum: Social Forum 21st January 2022, 16:59
Replies: 11
Views: 373
Posted By wraymond
Greetings Mick. No, I think it's an attempt to...

Greetings Mick. No, I think it's an attempt to avoid political catastrophe by being proven to be not only wrong but hopelessly inadequate as well. Impotence, in the widest sense of course, comes to...
Forum: Social Forum 21st January 2022, 09:09
Replies: 136
Views: 3,374
Posted By wraymond
As usual you snip posts of others to alter...

As usual you snip posts of others to alter context and criticise in order to project your prejudices! Please, desist. Clever it ain't. It's widely known as subversion and contributes nothing!
Forum: Social Forum 20th January 2022, 13:23
Replies: 136
Views: 3,374
Posted By wraymond
I salute your eforts

Ian, thanks for that! i salute your efforts and hope you find something suitable. Oh, also agree with your remarks on tax structure and those who would seek advancement to their own capabilities and...
Forum: Social Forum 20th January 2022, 12:06
Replies: 136
Views: 3,374
Posted By wraymond
It's the seller of the asset as usual. In this...

It's the seller of the asset as usual. In this case, a country. Oh, and the imperative to using it's assets strategically.

Notice I did not say anything about ownership or any governmental...
Forum: Social Forum 19th January 2022, 21:08
Replies: 11
Views: 373
Posted By wraymond
Just to attempt to avoid premature closing, this...

Just to attempt to avoid premature closing, this is not about P.... (the infamous ‘P’ word).
It is about the truth, or what poses for that honourable ideal, that we continue to get!

I’ve just...
Forum: Social Forum 19th January 2022, 09:19
Replies: 136
Views: 3,374
Posted By wraymond
The only reason companies are in the business is...

The only reason companies are in the business is for profit - the more they like it. As soon as it becomes too tight, they close and put the effort and 'investment' into the next thing.

The rich...
Forum: Social Forum 18th January 2022, 13:33
Replies: 91
Views: 5,296
Posted By wraymond
Motorways? Boring, featureless, unending, full of...

Motorways? Boring, featureless, unending, full of bored drivers who can’t wait to get off them and on to normal roads, too many lorries, and again, BORING.

Take the low road and see our beautiful...
Forum: Social Forum 17th January 2022, 14:44
Replies: 21
Views: 625
Posted By wraymond
Well, I am a Royalist. With the rider that our...

Well, I am a Royalist. With the rider that our constitution is one of the traditional features that help to keep us from descending into the chaos and discrimination we see in so many other...
Forum: Social Forum 16th January 2022, 09:58
Replies: 136
Views: 3,374
Posted By wraymond
Built in obsolescence! Who new?

Built in obsolescence! Who new?
Forum: Social Forum 13th January 2022, 16:55
Replies: 30
Views: 787
Posted By wraymond
They seem to think they can at a whim just cancel...

They seem to think they can at a whim just cancel an employment contract and reinvent another new and less advantageous one. I wonder if they have bothered to discuss this with their employees at any...
Forum: Social Forum 12th January 2022, 16:30
Replies: 91
Views: 5,296
Posted By wraymond
Grant seems to be suggesting when a car 'breaks...

Grant seems to be suggesting when a car 'breaks down' it does so always on the hard shoulder. He obviously has never broken down and never seen one. They have of course been pushed into the 'hard...
Forum: Social Forum 12th January 2022, 16:02
Replies: 30
Views: 787
Posted By wraymond
You cite (post 7) just one you think has a 'don't...

You cite (post 7) just one you think has a 'don't care attitude' and that it could possibly imply a reference to all. I commented on your 'attitudes'.

You appear, at least to my reading of the...
Forum: Social Forum 11th January 2022, 23:12
Replies: 30
Views: 787
Posted By wraymond
I'm afraid your assumptions, with respect, are...

I'm afraid your assumptions, with respect, are wrong in every way Ian. There is little or no "I don't care attitudes" prevalent so far as I can see. People's 'attitudes' vary from the fear of the...
Forum: Social Forum 11th January 2022, 17:59
Replies: 30
Views: 787
Posted By wraymond
Legal opinion needed on 'self-inflicted',...

Legal opinion needed on 'self-inflicted', together with 'wilfully infecting someone else' whilst in a national state of ill-health. Another big sols. payday. If they get away with it that's another...
Forum: Social Forum 11th January 2022, 09:53
Replies: 30
Views: 787
Posted By wraymond
Thin end of the wedge it seems. The clamour...

Thin end of the wedge it seems. The clamour increases to desperate levels in an effort to blackmail those circa 8 million who choose not to follow HMGOV advice. Except it seems to now not be advice...
Forum: Social Forum 10th January 2022, 14:08
Replies: 15
Views: 527
Posted By wraymond
That's a first Jon, alloying a Hastings picnic...

That's a first Jon, alloying a Hastings picnic with the scourge of S&M. No, not sausage and mash.
Forum: Social Forum 10th January 2022, 14:00
Replies: 2
Views: 243
Posted By wraymond
On the plus side, you have 2% available for use...

On the plus side, you have 2% available for use Jon. Revolutions have been started, fought over, and even won with such minorities.
Forum: Social Forum 9th January 2022, 22:17
Replies: 15
Views: 527
Posted By wraymond
Couldn't agree more.

Couldn't agree more.
Forum: Social Forum 9th January 2022, 22:14
Replies: 15
Views: 527
Posted By wraymond
There cannot be any doubt about the legal aspects...

There cannot be any doubt about the legal aspects of auditing. Every law firm has annual audits as a matter of law, ask any solicitor about the need for a backward glance.

Social media is...
Forum: Social Forum 9th January 2022, 14:55
Replies: 15
Views: 527
Posted By wraymond
Auditors traditionally were those who examined...

Auditors traditionally were those who examined forensically the accounts of commercial enterprises and charitable organisations to ensure the financial position was as reported in final accounts and...
Forum: Social Forum 6th January 2022, 15:31
Replies: 22
Views: 750
Posted By wraymond
It's difficult to avoid getting into the 'well,...

It's difficult to avoid getting into the 'well, he would say that wouldn't he' but in my view, and in spite of the car narrowing the near side clearance, the cyclist should and could have easily...
Forum: Social Forum 6th January 2022, 15:06
Replies: 136
Views: 3,374
Posted By wraymond
Did you know, we actually pay tax on the air we...

Did you know, we actually pay tax on the air we breath?
Forum: Social Forum 6th January 2022, 09:45
Replies: 136
Views: 3,374
Posted By wraymond
I did not say, nor did I allude, that there was...

I did not say, nor did I allude, that there was any overcharging. Excess (or unreasonable) profits are a feature that is no doubt sought but seldom discussed due to 'market sensibilities'. The now...
Forum: Social Forum 5th January 2022, 21:50
Replies: 136
Views: 3,374
Posted By wraymond
They are intended to remove the element of...

They are intended to remove the element of consumer challenge arsing from disputed charges/readings. There are occasional increases mid-term which lead to protracted disputes which the suppliers...
Forum: Social Forum 4th January 2022, 17:11
Replies: 171
Views: 7,149
Posted By wraymond
The problem is we are fighting an already lost...

The problem is we are fighting an already lost battle. Leaving aside the humanitarian aspect for a moment, we are in reality the last defence border (after the French border).

The EU requires all...
Forum: Social Forum 3rd January 2022, 17:10
Replies: 136
Views: 3,374
Posted By wraymond
Governments do not 'run' things, only into the...

Governments do not 'run' things, only into the ground and then pass the inevitable reckoning on to the electorate. There are the occasional excellent ministers who really try hard but sooner or later...
Forum: Social Forum 3rd January 2022, 09:02
Replies: 2
Views: 243
Posted By wraymond
PM's

WHL, your pm box is full! Could you make a space for one?
Forum: Social Forum 2nd January 2022, 16:53
Replies: 136
Views: 3,374
Posted By wraymond
We had a competitive deal with Zebra which we...

We had a competitive deal with Zebra which we expect to double having been transferred to British Gas.

Does anyone know if any of the now-defunct companies ever offered terms to customers to save...
Forum: Social Forum 1st January 2022, 23:37
Replies: 23
Views: 1,230
Posted By wraymond
No, Maninder. History is history, it cannot be...

No, Maninder. History is history, it cannot be changed, it happened. Nobody is celebrating what is now rightly considered archaic/prejudiced or obscene. What is happening today is that we can now use...
Forum: Social Forum 1st January 2022, 11:48
Replies: 23
Views: 1,230
Posted By wraymond
I would congratulate the Mods who have allowed...

I would congratulate the Mods who have allowed this thread to wander into the current quagmire of precocious claptrap currently being gushed by a tiny minority of the public who have nothing in their...
Forum: Social Forum 31st December 2021, 09:42
Replies: 10
Views: 437
Posted By wraymond
No Jon, that would be patronising, isn it.

No Jon, that would be patronising, isn it.
Forum: Social Forum 30th December 2021, 18:15
Replies: 10
Views: 437
Posted By wraymond
I try to regard misspelling as an art form. It's...

I try to regard misspelling as an art form. It's a good way to practice self-restraint.

My English teacher at secondary school, no - not even a grammar, and no degree of any sort, was absolutely...
Forum: Social Forum 29th December 2021, 11:34
Replies: 63
Views: 2,147
Posted By wraymond
Sorry Jon, not quite enough. That's the problem...

Sorry Jon, not quite enough. That's the problem with French dictionaries!
Webster's: 'Bent on having one's own way, headstrong, self-willed, voluntary, intentional'.
A claims assessor would see...
Forum: Social Forum 28th December 2021, 18:41
Replies: 10
Views: 437
Posted By wraymond
So easy to trump up a charge of that naughty lady...

So easy to trump up a charge of that naughty lady Miss Speling.

On reflection, it would only take the addition of an 'is' after the first 'is' to create a China Crisis. As if there hadn't already...
Forum: Social Forum 28th December 2021, 18:32
Replies: 63
Views: 2,147
Posted By wraymond
Self damage. Negligence is always an initial...

Self damage.

Negligence is always an initial and personal factor when considering a claim. But ignoring that as a factor, as you say, they probably would call a breakdown service and claim for...
Forum: Social Forum 28th December 2021, 13:13
Replies: 63
Views: 2,147
Posted By wraymond
So Jon, what are you suggesting? A brain...

So Jon, what are you suggesting? A brain impairment that prevents him reading signs or depth markers? If so, there are clauses requiring the need for disclosure in every policy! They've got it very...
Forum: Social Forum 27th December 2021, 16:46
Replies: 63
Views: 2,147
Posted By wraymond
Forget the insurance. TPF&T? No Third...

Forget the insurance.

TPF&T? No Third Party or property to consider.

Comprehensive? P'holder wilful own damage (considered a crime). Would also attract bad reference at next renewal by...
Forum: Social Forum 26th December 2021, 18:12
Replies: 23
Views: 1,230
Posted By wraymond
Translation (partly): The ‘Wit’ can see more...

Translation (partly):

The ‘Wit’ can see more than one side and can use humour to mock what he/she sees as the prejudice of the ‘Dullard’ who is ignorant and is always ill-informed.

The...
Forum: Social Forum 26th December 2021, 15:24
Replies: 23
Views: 1,230
Posted By wraymond
In the interests of balance, and to placate all...

In the interests of balance, and to placate all sides, I offer the wisest comment I enjoyed recently:


“Woke is the revenge of the Dullard on the Wit, the Curtain-twitcher on the Hedonist, the...
Forum: Social Forum 26th December 2021, 15:09
Replies: 171
Views: 7,149
Posted By wraymond
Well many did WHL. The Commonwealth?

Well many did WHL. The Commonwealth?
Forum: Social Forum 26th December 2021, 15:03
Replies: 3
Views: 354
Posted By wraymond
That made me cry, you so-and-so! Since 22/7 I’ve...

That made me cry, you so-and-so! Since 22/7 I’ve been firstly on a self-imposed driving ban which a month later was imposed by the medics, following the breaking of my neck.

Given the delays on...
Forum: Social Forum 25th December 2021, 21:40
Replies: 59
Views: 2,296
Posted By wraymond
Another reason for celebration of that product is...

Another reason for celebration of that product is it is made in Manchester, England. They used to sell Eccles cakes, the tops of which delicacy were finished with melted sugar. Try them warm, or even...
Forum: Social Forum 25th December 2021, 21:28
Replies: 171
Views: 7,149
Posted By wraymond
The incentives for 'ordinary people' are,...

The incentives for 'ordinary people' are, presumably, to escape fanatical despotic rulers, to flee from indoctrinated religious persecution that keeps them as peasants living impoverished lives, and...
Forum: Social Forum 24th December 2021, 17:39
Replies: 59
Views: 2,296
Posted By wraymond
Exactly, thanks for that! For just a moment I...

Exactly, thanks for that! For just a moment I thought I was the only one! There's more to trade than profit, more to money than counting it. Profit is good, even vital, but there are other...
Forum: Social Forum 24th December 2021, 16:57
Replies: 59
Views: 2,296
Posted By wraymond
We don’t use the Coop, the nearest is too far...

We don’t use the Coop, the nearest is too far away to be convenient. Anyway, post EU membership, we’ll see what difference that makes to the alleged and vaunted ‘minimised profits’ blurb. If ever...
Forum: Social Forum 23rd December 2021, 20:02
Replies: 59
Views: 2,296
Posted By wraymond
I wouldn’t want to denigrate the Coop, the...

I wouldn’t want to denigrate the Coop, the history is noble and it has a different ethos to its competitors. The phrase ‘pile it high – sell it cheap’ is not really the best recommendation, is it! ...
Forum: Social Forum 22nd December 2021, 12:09
Replies: 14
Views: 741
Posted By wraymond
They would only allow a visitor in if he was...

They would only allow a visitor in if he was wearing a mask. Oh, just a minute...
Forum: Social Forum 22nd December 2021, 10:04
Replies: 59
Views: 2,296
Posted By wraymond
That takes me back a bit. I spent some years as a...

That takes me back a bit. I spent some years as a butcher and later district manager and then as a meat inspector in a slaughterhouse. Don't know about the present day but at that time (1960) local...
Forum: Social Forum 21st December 2021, 20:46
Replies: 59
Views: 2,296
Posted By wraymond
With some of us, price is by no means crucial....

With some of us, price is by no means crucial. Shops with counters are great for making friends, amongst other things (see below).

Top priority is quality of fresh foods and we shop monthly for...
Forum: Social Forum 20th December 2021, 18:12
Replies: 59
Views: 2,296
Posted By wraymond
These days, especially with the advent of mini...

These days, especially with the advent of mini markets, the ‘local’ competition is keener than ever it was. Even the bigger names have moved into the mini-market sector and their prices reflect local...
Forum: Social Forum 18th December 2021, 18:59
Replies: 171
Views: 7,149
Posted By wraymond
I wouldn't know one if straight off the boat he...

I wouldn't know one if straight off the boat he shook my hand. What I would like to do is to be able to differentiate from those who are genuinely intending to build a new and rewarding life away...
Forum: Social Forum 18th December 2021, 16:09
Replies: 171
Views: 7,149
Posted By wraymond
Some thirty years ago we lived in a place called...

Some thirty years ago we lived in a place called Wickford in Essex. We lived at the end of a cul-de-sac of 40 houses with us and only four other families being UK born. At festive times, for C's of E...
Forum: Social Forum 17th December 2021, 17:30
Replies: 255
Views: 8,530
Posted By wraymond
Your claim to peasantry is mischievous. And does...

Your claim to peasantry is mischievous. And does not fool me.

I remain positively convinced that life is not as it should be for most of us, certainly what we might deserve, and I will keep...
Forum: Social Forum 16th December 2021, 18:21
Replies: 255
Views: 8,530
Posted By wraymond
Seriously Harry? You believe world wide leaders...

Seriously Harry? You believe world wide leaders do not collude, deceive or conspire? If I may say, you have always come across as well read, astute and eminently sensible! Certainly not naive. ...
Forum: Social Forum 15th December 2021, 22:16
Replies: 255
Views: 8,530
Posted By wraymond
I confess, I am a prisoner still, after retiring...

I confess, I am a prisoner still, after retiring from nearly fifty years in business -all of which was selling in one form or another. Nothing is ever enough, there is always another triumph...
Forum: Social Forum 15th December 2021, 20:17
Replies: 255
Views: 8,530
Posted By wraymond
The basic problem in all this is the manufactured...

The basic problem in all this is the manufactured hyperbole from our rulers, desperate to fortify their privileged existence. Heaven knows what we are going to have to pay for their vanity and...
Forum: Social Forum 15th December 2021, 18:50
Replies: 255
Views: 8,530
Posted By wraymond
When you say 'were to keep being on your back' do...

When you say 'were to keep being on your back' do you mean you? Most others do not engage with me! And when you say 'the right thing', do you mean for me?

You can go your own way and you won't...
Forum: Social Forum 15th December 2021, 17:31
Replies: 255
Views: 8,530
Posted By wraymond
I’ve been on these pages now for nigh on 12 years...

I’ve been on these pages now for nigh on 12 years and I’ve never thought of a two ended anything. With regard to sentences though, there is a bonus.

I’ve learned a lot. Not least that we all...
Forum: Social Forum 15th December 2021, 14:00
Replies: 255
Views: 8,530
Posted By wraymond
'fraid that might be the wrong end of the stick...

'fraid that might be the wrong end of the stick Maninder.

No matter what one's 'fixed' views are, there will be many thoughtful exchanges of considerable value.

Obviously, some views are...
Forum: Social Forum 15th December 2021, 12:58
Replies: 67
Views: 2,373
Posted By wraymond
What? The BBC biased? Of course it is, and why...

What? The BBC biased? Of course it is, and why not? Everyone on here is, to their credit! We are not robots. We have preferences and we know what we think - good or not so good - either way.

Once...
Forum: Social Forum 15th December 2021, 12:39
Replies: 6
Views: 339
Posted By wraymond
Very sad to hear that. Saw him once at the...

Very sad to hear that. Saw him once at the Riverside Club in Saltash where we lived and we were laughing for days afterwards. Even in his off-stage moments he had a unique view on life in general....
Forum: Social Forum 14th December 2021, 15:55
Replies: 255
Views: 8,530
Posted By wraymond
You’ve certainly searched far and wide to find...

You’ve certainly searched far and wide to find anecdotal ‘evidence’ of idiocy! None of those cases can be verified and they highlight and echo the desperation evident in the vaccination effort.

...
Forum: Social Forum 14th December 2021, 10:20
Replies: 255
Views: 8,530
Posted By wraymond
Sorry Harry, you seem to be conflating one chap...

Sorry Harry, you seem to be conflating one chap with another. Perhaps I wasn’t clear?

It was Farage’s questions and Davies’ answers. Farage did not give his views at this point so the replies...
Forum: Social Forum 13th December 2021, 22:17
Replies: 255
Views: 8,530
Posted By wraymond
One of the most wonderful things about TV is just...

One of the most wonderful things about TV is just how prescient it can sometimes be.

I was watching GB News an hour or so ago, 7pm to 8 is the Farage hour and unmissable, and Farage had as a...
Forum: Social Forum 13th December 2021, 17:14
Replies: 171
Views: 7,149
Posted By wraymond
That's the 'new age' of accepted truth. It's...

That's the 'new age' of accepted truth. It's called Progress. Or Wokeness, where we get into Alice in Wonderland.
Forum: Social Forum 13th December 2021, 17:08
Replies: 255
Views: 8,530
Posted By wraymond
Sorry Harry, you are making false assumptions. ...

Sorry Harry, you are making false assumptions.

Just by the way, the first sentence in your reply is trite and way off mark.

‘My decision’, a joint decision by and without any coercion of the...
Forum: Social Forum 13th December 2021, 15:00
Replies: 255
Views: 8,530
Posted By wraymond
Covid negs You seem to think that all...

Covid negs

You seem to think that all objectors are some kind of organised joint force looking to dangerously subvert the collective decision of the majority.

Instead of, of course, there...
Forum: Social Forum 12th December 2021, 21:32
Replies: 171
Views: 7,149
Posted By wraymond
Not to be pedantic Jon, but my dictionary has it...

Not to be pedantic Jon, but my dictionary has it as:

Singular: Extraordinary, remarkable, uncommon, unconventional, not customary or usual.

The poetic tradition sees it as the unique...
Forum: Social Forum 12th December 2021, 18:11
Replies: 255
Views: 8,530
Posted By wraymond
And further......... Just seen on GB News,...

And further.........
Just seen on GB News, Farage getting het up again about the latest assault on our freedoms. HMGOV and NHS now getting all set up for the possible compulsory vaccination of the...
Forum: Social Forum 12th December 2021, 15:29
Replies: 171
Views: 7,149
Posted By wraymond
My last sentence? Can we ever expect to be...

My last sentence?

Can we ever expect to be once again a constituent and singular part of the human race? And stop all this splintering divisiveness?

'Constituent'? 'Singular'? Of course. One...
Forum: Social Forum 12th December 2021, 15:08
Replies: 255
Views: 8,530
Posted By wraymond
Harry, you seem to be denying those who exercise...

Harry, you seem to be denying those who exercise their opportunity to not be assaulted and suggest it might be forced upon them whether or not they agree. Or at the very least denied treatment....
Forum: Social Forum 10th December 2021, 20:05
Replies: 255
Views: 8,530
Posted By wraymond
Healthy Option Confession time re post 184: ...

Healthy Option

Confession time re post 184:

Given the obsession that anything coming from a GOV source, or the hallowed NHS sources, or the purely and naturally argumentative individuals who...
Forum: Social Forum 9th December 2021, 12:58
Replies: 14
Views: 835
Posted By wraymond
Keep it quiet Jon, it might come in useful if I...

Keep it quiet Jon, it might come in useful if I ever wanted to be controversial.
Forum: Social Forum 9th December 2021, 12:52
Replies: 67
Views: 2,373
Posted By wraymond
In almost all major companies the ‘escalation’ of...

In almost all major companies the ‘escalation’ of issues is ‘filed’ within the first, or second, line of management. That’s what modern Management is really all about. Almost every lower line manager...
Forum: Social Forum 9th December 2021, 11:17
Replies: 255
Views: 8,530
Posted By wraymond
Thanks for that, it mirrors my thoughts entirely....

Thanks for that, it mirrors my thoughts entirely. Constantly truly amazed at the abject terror and apostolic belief following these ever varying government edicts coming from Witty and Co. The...
Forum: Social Forum 9th December 2021, 10:43
Replies: 179
Views: 9,863
Posted By wraymond
I'm afraid you have the advantage Jon, I have no...

I'm afraid you have the advantage Jon, I have no French. As you might have spotted in my posts!

(Except for very early in my working life when I was in a company 'hostel' and we had, if you will...
Forum: Social Forum 8th December 2021, 20:01
Replies: 67
Views: 2,373
Posted By wraymond
So, the outcome is that some, if not many, if not...

So, the outcome is that some, if not many, if not all, politicians told some porkies. Who new? Blimey, aren't we a gullible lot? Who new BJ was not reliable?

And what about our national...
Forum: Social Forum 7th December 2021, 16:47
Replies: 255
Views: 8,530
Posted By wraymond
Oh, no worries there. I am lucky in that have a...

Oh, no worries there. I am lucky in that have a meticulous back-up system of eagle-eyed Celia. Nothing gets past her before reaching me. Absolutely nowt. The lady has been doing just that for the...
Forum: Social Forum 7th December 2021, 16:38
Replies: 37
Views: 1,389
Posted By wraymond
I have no particular view on the EV's, although I...

I have no particular view on the EV's, although I have driven one once when my 75 was in for a job! I found it, over 80 miles, boring.

But I can't help wondering about the possibility of a...
Forum: Social Forum 7th December 2021, 15:56
Replies: 255
Views: 8,530
Posted By wraymond
No, I do not. Obviously. To the best of my...

No, I do not. Obviously.
To the best of my knowledge there have been no reports of memory loss following this particular plague. I think I would have remembered.
Forum: Social Forum 6th December 2021, 12:46
Replies: 255
Views: 8,530
Posted By wraymond
I think, and I applaud this attitude, we all have...

I think, and I applaud this attitude, we all have our own approach/interests/preferences and follow our own consciences – long may it last.

The ‘I did it my way’ attitude is part of what makes...
Forum: Social Forum 5th December 2021, 14:33
Replies: 255
Views: 8,530
Posted By wraymond
I think the Gov pressure is working. The...

I think the Gov pressure is working. The arguments 'For' vaxxing are winning and the 'antis' are losing ground. Does anybody have any idea how to prove the actual stats? Or even approximate their...
Forum: Social Forum 4th December 2021, 18:37
Replies: 255
Views: 8,530
Posted By wraymond
First, I’ve just caught up with this so offer my...

First, I’ve just caught up with this so offer my apologies for the following if this has been covered earlier. To say I’m sceptical is more than a bit of an understatement.

Care homes are a...
Forum: Social Forum 3rd December 2021, 17:55
Replies: 13
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Views: 528
Posted By wraymond
The opening question was an honest and genuine...

The opening question was an honest and genuine one. A response has gone down a familiar track and set a tone. Thanks to all for their responses. Will a mod now please close the thread.
Forum: Social Forum 3rd December 2021, 16:53
Replies: 52
Views: 3,059
Posted By wraymond
Thanks Martin (Edwardmk) for post 45. May I add? ...

Thanks Martin (Edwardmk) for post 45. May I add?

The one thing that's missing, to bring a bit of levelling up in a grossly exaggerated market, and to alleviate family hardship, is a return to the...
Forum: Social Forum 3rd December 2021, 16:33
Replies: 14
Views: 835
Posted By wraymond
I can beat that. I'm old and KnAcKeRed. Did it...

I can beat that. I'm old and KnAcKeRed. Did it get through?

Yes!

I've got a secret! Oh, no.
Forum: Social Forum 3rd December 2021, 16:20
Replies: 13
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Views: 528
Posted By wraymond
Don't wish to exacerbate or anything but pots and...

Don't wish to exacerbate or anything but pots and kettles are very obvious. That was not my intention so a degree of reticence would be useful.

It was a genuine enquiry and blame was not...
Forum: Social Forum 3rd December 2021, 16:12
Replies: 179
Views: 9,863
Posted By wraymond
He can pick his own entry, or words to that...

He can pick his own entry, or words to that effect. At least that's the rumour.

Mon Deiu! You dammed wotter! Now you av effended moi! Stick it up the Tiber/Seine or even Shampsa thingy!


...
Forum: Social Forum 3rd December 2021, 15:02
Replies: 11
Views: 761
Posted By wraymond
Wee Burney is a mocking term for her, frequently...

Wee Burney is a mocking term for her, frequently used by a rude member of the so-called opposition.
Forum: Social Forum 3rd December 2021, 14:18
Replies: 179
Views: 9,863
Posted By wraymond
I couldn’t agree more Steve. I think I might have...

I couldn’t agree more Steve. I think I might have too many thumbs! I wasn’t criticising Boris directly – all PM’s rely entirely on the Cabinet for info and advice. Boris is at least humble enough to...
Forum: Social Forum 3rd December 2021, 13:45
Replies: 13
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Posted By wraymond
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Apologies in advance Paul. Please may we have some idea about Clive's absence? I wouldn't want to break any confidences and I for one miss his frequent posts whilst not necessarily agreeing with...
Forum: Social Forum 3rd December 2021, 09:44
Replies: 179
Views: 9,863
Posted By wraymond
I'm afraid he has no idea what to do. Neither do...

I'm afraid he has no idea what to do. Neither do any of the motley crew around him. They all look terrified.
Forum: Social Forum 2nd December 2021, 14:59
Replies: 14
Views: 835
Posted By wraymond
Quote: Just lately a youngster going by the...

Quote:
Just lately a youngster going by the name of Greta Thunberg was complaining about the fact that nobody had tried to find out how to pronounce her surname.


Just caught up with this Jon....
Forum: Social Forum 2nd December 2021, 10:39
Replies: 11
Views: 761
Posted By wraymond
Despite having one or two forbears giving me a...

Despite having one or two forbears giving me a Hibernian connection, I admit I don't fully know the reason for the nickname. Alec Salmond perhaps?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st December 2021, 15:23
Replies: 180
Views: 15,541
Posted By wraymond
So sorry to hear of your loss Andy. Please accept...

So sorry to hear of your loss Andy. Please accept my sincere condolences.
Forum: Social Forum 1st December 2021, 14:55
Replies: 11
Views: 761
Posted By wraymond
Arrow Yesterday I watched Wee Burney saying there were...

Yesterday I watched Wee Burney saying there were 11 cases of Omicron in Scotland as she attempted to pacify the malcontents among the members of the Scottish Parliament. Thin ice.
Forum: Social Forum 1st December 2021, 14:46
Replies: 171
Views: 7,149
Posted By wraymond
Thank you, always happy to be corrected! ...

Thank you, always happy to be corrected! However, my Big Book has it as an alternative in that a pronoun can be 'a word used as a substitute for a noun to establish or differentiate intent'. Mind...
Forum: Social Forum 1st December 2021, 14:28
Replies: 52
Views: 3,059
Posted By wraymond
Housing In housing, all that matters these...

Housing

In housing, all that matters these days is the market. The land owners and the builders are in the business for the long term and the owners only sell their land when the price is right....
Forum: Social Forum 30th November 2021, 17:01
Replies: 26
Views: 1,211
Posted By wraymond
Are you sure Charlie? Dementia (which can easily...

Are you sure Charlie? Dementia (which can easily progress to Delirium) and Parkinson's are scary in this context. If any illnesses are worthy of inclusion those two are.
Forum: Social Forum 30th November 2021, 12:20
Replies: 11
Views: 761
Posted By wraymond
Thanks Paul, can't resist: 'He added that...

Thanks Paul, can't resist:

'He added that the WHO aims to avoid “causing offence to any cultural, social, national, regional, professional or ethnic groups” when naming viruses." '


Thanks for...
Forum: Social Forum 29th November 2021, 15:39
Replies: 171
Views: 7,149
Posted By wraymond
This 'diversity' claptrap thing interests me. It...

This 'diversity' claptrap thing interests me. It only goes to force people to join what are essentially gangs of argumentative attention seekers. And most of them have nothing new to say, still less...
Forum: Social Forum 29th November 2021, 14:21
Replies: 171
Views: 7,149
Posted By wraymond
As a canny Scot you must know one can't be all...

As a canny Scot you must know one can't be all things to all men! Well, not often anyway.
Edit: Er, correction, didn't say you were fatuous, just the sentence. I'm not clever enough to safely...
Forum: Social Forum 29th November 2021, 13:35
Replies: 171
Views: 7,149
Posted By wraymond
It looks English to me. All the words are English...

It looks English to me. All the words are English and the relevant subjective pronoun to which the description refers, is influx.
Forum: Social Forum 29th November 2021, 13:06
Replies: 171
Views: 7,149
Posted By wraymond
A fertile imagination Simon, but it ignores the...

A fertile imagination Simon, but it ignores the very basic premise that Australians coming here would presumably come via the legal route! It’s a preposterous scenario given the vested interests of...
Forum: Social Forum 28th November 2021, 18:21
Replies: 171
Views: 7,149
Posted By wraymond
That neatly covers the need for our already...

That neatly covers the need for our already existing and operating system of considering applications from asylum seekers and other worthy people irrespective of race, creed, or colour. Exactly as it...
Forum: Social Forum 28th November 2021, 17:16
Replies: 171
Views: 7,149
Posted By wraymond
I didn't say he was. But if you think he is not,...

I didn't say he was. But if you think he is not, see previous post for my opinion. Do you think if one acts badly, then the other can do the same?
Forum: Social Forum 28th November 2021, 17:09
Replies: 171
Views: 7,149
Posted By wraymond
Para1. BJ is rubbish, a bluffer of the first...

Para1. BJ is rubbish, a bluffer of the first order. I would not trust him with any kind of French letter. His publishing of inter-premier correspondence is crass bad manners and distinctly...
Forum: Social Forum 28th November 2021, 15:16
Replies: 171
Views: 7,149
Posted By wraymond
If at first you can't think of anything...

If at first you can't think of anything constructive...or even helpful...why not use sarcasm. What a shame.
Forum: Social Forum 28th November 2021, 13:55
Replies: 171
Views: 7,149
Posted By wraymond
As a non-lawyer I do not have the forensic...

As a non-lawyer I do not have the forensic knowledge worth chancing my neck. But I wouldn't think so. Considering the hectic atmosphere of the time then, all kinds of things had importance of varying...
Forum: Social Forum 28th November 2021, 12:43
Replies: 171
Views: 7,149
Posted By wraymond
I think we have found the nub of this. There...

I think we have found the nub of this. There seem to be two schools of thought around this sea-borne invasion.

1. My point is one of legality, especially when there are already in existence...
Forum: Social Forum 27th November 2021, 20:27
Replies: 171
Views: 7,149
Posted By wraymond
Talk about state the obvious! Of course we can...

Talk about state the obvious! Of course we can control our borders but if a EU country chooses to adopt deliberate policies of antagonism (see Fishing etc.) we must act only in a reasonable and...
Forum: Social Forum 27th November 2021, 17:40
Replies: 171
Views: 7,149
Posted By wraymond
So I can assume you don't think the French are in...

So I can assume you don't think the French are in any way being helpful, or alternatively deliberately obstructive and complicit, in allowing illegal immigrants unrestricted passage to UK? Allowing...
Forum: Social Forum 27th November 2021, 13:47
Replies: 171
Views: 7,149
Posted By wraymond
Blame the ‘take back control’ of Brexit as much...

Blame the ‘take back control’ of Brexit as much and as often as you like – it’s a mute and disreputable argument and the facts are entirely different.

The facts of the matter are that the EU is...
Forum: Social Forum 26th November 2021, 17:26
Replies: 171
Views: 7,149
Posted By wraymond
So, the end justifies the means?

So, the end justifies the means?
Forum: Social Forum 26th November 2021, 17:22
Replies: 171
Views: 7,149
Posted By wraymond
One of the attractions might just be the attitude...

One of the attractions might just be the attitude to women, particularly girls. I imagine, in my admitted naivety, that fathers all over the world might be as protective of their children as we are....
Forum: Social Forum 25th November 2021, 14:22
Replies: 171
Views: 7,149
Posted By wraymond
It is still happening because Macron is up for...

It is still happening because Macron is up for election very soon and either way has a battle on his hands. Add to that the collective view of support for an ex-member of the Union and consider the...
Forum: Social Forum 25th November 2021, 13:56
Replies: 3
Views: 264
Posted By wraymond
Emperor's Clothes

Who has heard of the parable of the Emperor’s clothes? Well the latest cobblers’ beats that into a cocked hat.

In their latest desperate efforts to display their compliance with what is now the...
Forum: Social Forum 21st November 2021, 18:17
Replies: 26
Views: 1,211
Posted By wraymond
Somehow, somewhere, I smell the faint odour of...

Somehow, somewhere, I smell the faint odour of rodents. It's not someone trying to deflect other media-grabbing headlines of the wrong kind is it? Surely not.
Forum: Social Forum 20th November 2021, 15:01
Replies: 255
Views: 8,530
Posted By wraymond
All companies are but part of a bigger one. The...

All companies are but part of a bigger one. The Profit and No Loss Company.

The adjectives now widely and freely being used to describe and marginalise those who choose to not be vaxxed, such as...
Forum: Social Forum 19th November 2021, 19:19
Replies: 255
Views: 8,530
Posted By wraymond
Harry, for one at least I do respect the views of...

Harry, for one at least I do respect the views of others! Because someone offers alternatives it does not refer to the holder of the views! More importantly 'naysayers' usually has negative...
Forum: Social Forum 19th November 2021, 17:07
Replies: 255
Views: 8,530
Posted By wraymond
OK, if you like, insert (mea culpa,) 'only'...

OK, if you like, insert (mea culpa,) 'only' between 'infected' and 'by'. See how easy it is?
Forum: Social Forum 19th November 2021, 16:46
Replies: 255
Views: 8,530
Posted By wraymond
Are you kidding? With a history like that of...

Are you kidding? With a history like that of Austria? Non-compliance with the ruling elite is surely 'endemic' with good reason there!

Wrong question? Don't think so. Not unless you compare...
Forum: Social Forum 19th November 2021, 14:52
Replies: 255
Views: 8,530
Posted By wraymond
Talking Thankfully, at the moment we all have the...

Thankfully, at the moment we all have the luxurious freedom to exercise that freedom of choice. Not for long now it begins to seem.

My choice is to not read the advert concerned.

This is the...
Forum: Social Forum 18th November 2021, 17:18
Replies: 255
Views: 8,530
Posted By wraymond
There are many angels who work in the Care...

There are many angels who work in the Care sector, some of whom were not vaxxed. The job has struggled like hell to provide a high standard of care, proper care, (that should be with a capital C) ...
Forum: Social Forum 17th November 2021, 17:44
Replies: 6
Views: 414
Posted By wraymond
Me too. I thought I was the only person in the...

Me too. I thought I was the only person in the world not on S. M. As for the sign, disguised as a friendly 'wave goodbye', it's just about perfect in not arousing the attention of the source of...
Forum: Social Forum 15th November 2021, 20:14
Replies: 42
Views: 1,101
Posted By wraymond
Many happy returns Andy. Stopped counting yet?

Many happy returns Andy. Stopped counting yet?
Forum: Social Forum 15th November 2021, 16:06
Replies: 255
Views: 8,530
Posted By wraymond
It seems acceptable to criticise people who...

It seems acceptable to criticise people who refuse requests to be vaccinated and then have their long-term contracts of employment ignored. Even, maybe, illegal. There should not even be the need for...
Forum: Social Forum 14th November 2021, 16:47
Replies: 20
Views: 1,213
Posted By wraymond
Post 18: I am the product of my experiences of...

Post 18:
I am the product of my experiences of a long and varied life and those people I have known. No saint, but neither an exaggerating idiot desperately seeking approval.
Maybe to assume...
Forum: Social Forum 13th November 2021, 12:51
Replies: 255
Views: 8,530
Posted By wraymond
The newly described policy seems to me to be a...

The newly described policy seems to me to be a rather stupid attempt to destroy, or at least get a foot in the door of, all other legitimate and lawful freedoms and liberties by setting a precedent....
Forum: Social Forum 13th November 2021, 12:37
Replies: 179
Views: 9,863
Posted By wraymond
As it happens I am booked in for three separate...

As it happens I am booked in for three separate hospital dates, the first on Monday for a minor matter and the other two being in-patient procedures. All offered in good time, good grace and without...
Forum: Social Forum 11th November 2021, 14:57
Replies: 20
Views: 1,213
Posted By wraymond
Don't think so. Many of us are genuinely open...

Don't think so. Many of us are genuinely open and acquiescent, neither haters nor prejudiced (in the accepted 'woke' sense). Unfortunately, and sadly, some just look for anything to pick on to use...
Forum: Social Forum 11th November 2021, 12:32
Replies: 20
Views: 1,213
Posted By wraymond
Hatred is always destructive and usually rebounds...

Hatred is always destructive and usually rebounds on the hater. Its partner Prejudice is merely the submerged and repressed hatred infant which lights the fire.
Forum: Social Forum 11th November 2021, 12:22
Replies: 179
Views: 9,863
Posted By wraymond
Apparently certain actors are known to visit...

Apparently certain actors are known to visit those establishments and can be heard rehearsing the words of the immortal W. Shakespeare "If you xxxx us, do we not bleed?"
Forum: Social Forum 9th November 2021, 19:55
Replies: 20
Views: 1,213
Posted By wraymond
Always thought of diversity as being the useful...

Always thought of diversity as being the useful ability to find the long way around an obstacle. There seems to be more obstacles than there used to be.
Forum: Social Forum 9th November 2021, 19:43
Replies: 179
Views: 9,863
Posted By wraymond
Couldn't agree more Jon. Took a stroll through...

Couldn't agree more Jon. Took a stroll through our nearest town today and the absence of masks and the general attitude to 'safe distance' was remarkable. Throwing caution to the winds is a stupid...
Forum: Social Forum 1st November 2021, 16:48
Replies: 179
Views: 9,863
Posted By wraymond
Not in the slightest. I have no illusions about...

Not in the slightest. I have no illusions about immunity, either personal or collective.

It occurs to me that the more relevant details on this mass epidemic only emerged in dribs and drabs....
Forum: Social Forum 31st October 2021, 14:56
Replies: 179
Views: 9,863
Posted By wraymond
Thanks Jon, my attempts at avoiding upsetting...

Thanks Jon, my attempts at avoiding upsetting some advocates inadvertently has made me ultra-cautious! My intention was a reference to the media and especially government spin doctors’ treatment of...
Forum: Social Forum 30th October 2021, 12:13
Replies: 179
Views: 9,863
Posted By wraymond
There is a revolutionary theory that the way to...

There is a revolutionary theory that the way to avoid becoming infected with a virulent disease is to avoid contact with the infected patient(s). Hence that old-fashioned treatment in an Isolation...
Forum: Social Forum 30th October 2021, 11:03
Replies: 22
Views: 1,172
Posted By wraymond
The right to protest is a familiar feature of our...

The right to protest is a familiar feature of our democracy as is the law concerned with obstruction.

When protests infringe on the legitimate ‘rights’ of others to go about their lawful...
Forum: The Freebies Bazaar 26th October 2021, 15:52
Replies: 0
Views: 353
Posted By wraymond
Belling Range.

I'm revamping my kitchen and want to dispose of the Belling Cookcentre Range (Gas). Double oven plus grill, 8 hobs, glass lift-up top. It's big. It's heavy. It's free.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th October 2021, 12:52
Replies: 4
Views: 399
Posted By wraymond
Do you know what the change fee would be? If not,...

Do you know what the change fee would be? If not, ask them. It seems likely there wouldn't be much difference from the £20 you mention.
Forum: Social Forum 22nd October 2021, 14:21
Replies: 14
Views: 830
Posted By wraymond
Well I think the lady is rather wonderful. On the...

Well I think the lady is rather wonderful. On the other hand I wasn't aware she ever said a word. Oh, and those half-closed blue eyes.
Forum: Social Forum 21st October 2021, 09:14
Replies: 179
Views: 9,863
Posted By wraymond
Thanks edwardmk for post 49, for a balanced...

Thanks edwardmk for post 49, for a balanced non-hyperbolic sense of proportion. In the interests of spreading calm on ridiculously troubled waters, it prompted me to follow up with: Latest available...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st October 2021, 07:49
Replies: 13
Views: 1,051
Posted By wraymond
Er, agent provocateur?

Er, agent provocateur?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th October 2021, 19:34
Replies: 13
Views: 1,051
Posted By wraymond
Thanks. That explains a lot. Most helpful.

Thanks. That explains a lot. Most helpful.
Forum: Social Forum 18th October 2021, 13:23
Replies: 179
Views: 9,863
Posted By wraymond
1st Law. Protect yourself. There's nothing...

1st Law. Protect yourself.

There's nothing clever or brave about crazy-on-the-dancefloor. If you are that hedonistic about your personal lifestyle being compromised, don't blame others or call...
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