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Manoverboard wrote: 19 Feb 2021, 08:54
Onelife wrote: 18 Feb 2021, 21:02 Congratulations NASA....One small step for mankind, one giant leap for our future existence. :thumbup:
A complete waste of money in my opinion :thumbdown:
You are either trying to create dialogue on the subject or you have failed to understand/appreciate the great advancements that space exploration has given the world… in my opinion.

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Onelife wrote: 19 Feb 2021, 09:25
Manoverboard wrote: 19 Feb 2021, 08:54
Onelife wrote: 18 Feb 2021, 21:02 Congratulations NASA....One small step for mankind, one giant leap for our future existence. :thumbup:
A complete waste of money in my opinion :thumbdown:
You are either trying to create dialogue on the subject or you have failed to understand/appreciate the great advancements that space exploration has given the world… in my opinion.
The major problem for inexperienced stargazers, is that you tend to trip over hazards on the ground as you stare upwards. :lol: 8-)
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towny44 wrote: 19 Feb 2021, 09:53
Onelife wrote: 19 Feb 2021, 09:25
Manoverboard wrote: 19 Feb 2021, 08:54

A complete waste of money in my opinion :thumbdown:
You are either trying to create dialogue on the subject or you have failed to understand/appreciate the great advancements that space exploration has given the world… in my opinion.
The major problem for inexperienced stargazers, is that you tend to trip over hazards on the ground as you stare upwards. :lol: 8-)
:lol:

Non stick frying pans are certainly a blessing.

ps ... space exploration expenditure is about the arms race not the well being of folk in Salop ... imho
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Regardless of cost I find it fascinating.

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Stephen wrote: 19 Feb 2021, 10:33 Regardless of cost I find it fascinating.
Probably, but Hollywood always does it better than the real thing!!! :sarcasm: :lol:
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You've all been fooled.

The US didn't land on the moon in the 60s. They've not landed on Mars in 2021. It's all faked in the desert outside Hollywood.

The earth is flat, the holocaust didn't happen, Covid doesn't exist, and the vaccines have cameras and microphones implanted in them to see what you're doing when you should be at home.

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And the moon is made of cheese. Wallace said so.
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Manoverboard wrote: 19 Feb 2021, 10:08
towny44 wrote: 19 Feb 2021, 09:53
Onelife wrote: 19 Feb 2021, 09:25

You are either trying to create dialogue on the subject or you have failed to understand/appreciate the great advancements that space exploration has given the world… in my opinion.

Non stick frying pans are certainly a blessing.

ps ... space exploration expenditure is about the arms race not the well being of folk in Salop ... imho
Non stick technology was used in the making of the Atom bomb in 1945,the Manhattan project.
I agree with onelife, a really fantastic achievement after years of development.
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Wow, it must have been so good it posted twice somehow
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Nope, must be seeing double.
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Looks like someone need to explain things to Merv and Foxy.. 😂
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It took 7 months to get there and 2 hours to send the pictures. Amazing.
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screwy wrote: 19 Feb 2021, 13:52 It took 7 months to get there and 2 hours to send the pictures. Amazing.
Depending on the satellite position it only took 11 minutes for some of the pictures to get back

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david63 wrote: 19 Feb 2021, 14:02
screwy wrote: 19 Feb 2021, 13:52 It took 7 months to get there and 2 hours to send the pictures. Amazing.
Depending on the satellite position it only took 11 minutes for some of the pictures to get back
Most of that was standing waiting in the queue at Boots.

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Crafty little swipe at Sky this morning when Matt Hancock was being questioned by Sophy Ridge over lockdown measures. He was asked: 'You want to vaccinate or offer a jab to everyone by the end of July, but you can't even tell us whether we'll be able to go on holiday in the summer? That does seem, to some people, a little bit ridiculous.'

He replied, 'Well, I know that everybody at Sky News is keen to be able to get back to having parties, and all of us, understandably, want to get back to normal.'
Ouch!!!! :lol:

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Well done Matt, about time politicians started hitting back at these jumped up journalists.although she is quite tasty is Sophie.😉
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I agree screwy. Sophie is one of the better ones. Pity Matt wasn't being interviewed by Niall Paterson who is too full of his own importance. I get the distinct impression some of our politicians are getting a bit weary of some of the endlessly pointless questions being put their way.
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oldbluefox wrote: 21 Feb 2021, 13:38 the endlessly pointless questions
Wait until tomorrow - "Can you tell us when the lockdown will finally end?", "When can we go on holiday?", "When will the pubs be open?", "Will we be able to have a proper Christmas this year?" etc.


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I agree with you all about useless pointless questions from journalists both in the papers and TV.

But given the opportunity what question would you ask.

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Until the program of vacination is complete and deemed successful I wouldn't ask any questions :thumbup:
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Bensham33 wrote: 21 Feb 2021, 13:53 I agree with you all about useless pointless questions from journalists both in the papers and TV.

But given the opportunity what question would you ask.
Well I certainly wouldn't be asking the same puerile questions all the time, presumably in the hope of catching the politicians out.
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It may help if they asked questions about what is happening now rather than what may happen in the future.
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screwy wrote: 21 Feb 2021, 12:10 Well done Matt, about time politicians started hitting back at these jumped up journalists.although she is quite tasty is Sophie.😉

Just googled her, yes she's a little hottie isn’t she :thumbup:

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So Prince Charles travelled two hundred miles to visit his father. Some Twitter bods are up in arms over it calling it double standards. I can see both sides of the argument. What do others think.


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It's damned if he did and damned if he didn't. That's the trouble with social media, the trolls and keyboard warriors have nothing better to occupy their warped little minds.


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Bensham33 wrote: 21 Feb 2021, 13:53 I agree with you all about useless pointless questions from journalists both in the papers and TV.

But given the opportunity what question would you ask.
I would ask Matt, , can you give the British public an assurance that the government wont be bullied by the media or its own back benches, into easing the lockdown regulations before science is satisfied that it is safe to do so?

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If my father was alive and was 100 years old I would stick two fingers in the air and go see the poor old sod ... well done Charles :clap: :clap: :thumbup:
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As o would I Good on Charles. I wouldn't mind betting that those on social media who are complaining are the very ones that give no regard for lockdown rules and are the very ones breaking them.

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Stephen wrote: 21 Feb 2021, 15:52 So Prince Charles travelled two hundred miles to visit his father. Some Twitter bods are up in arms over it calling it double standards. I can see both sides of the argument. What do others think.
There are many who would have liked to visit their father these past few months...Charlie and his entourage should have kept away... even if the old sod is on his last legs.

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A perfectly reasonable visit for the heir to the throne, if he hadn't I can think of some on here that would have criticised him for disloyalty.
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Onelife wrote: 21 Feb 2021, 18:14 Charlie and his entourage should have kept away..
I'm not sure that there was any entourage, other than the media, but I have to disagree. The hospital allowed it and bear in mind that it is a private hospital and not NHS and also for a 99 year old that has given his whole life to his adopted country I begrudge him nothing.

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I didn’t realise the rules were different between the NHS and private hospitals.

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Stephen wrote: 21 Feb 2021, 19:20 I didn’t realise the rules were different between the NHS and private hospitals.
They aren't. But under the rules hospital visiting is at the discretion of the hospital. It is one of the allowable reasons for travel.

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towny44 wrote: 21 Feb 2021, 18:21 A perfectly reasonable visit for the heir to the throne, if he hadn't I can think of some on here that would have criticised him for disloyalty.
I don’t think many on here would see him as being disloyal had he not visited his father under present circumstances…. with regard to him being disloyal? Absolutely!!

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Mervyn and Trish wrote: 21 Feb 2021, 19:55
Stephen wrote: 21 Feb 2021, 19:20 I didn’t realise the rules were different between the NHS and private hospitals.
They aren't. But under the rules hospital visiting is at the discretion of the hospital. It is one of the allowable reasons for travel.
Does the same apply to private nursing homes?

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As I understand it the rules are different for nursing homes. But I'm no expert. I only know about the discretion all hospitals have because I read about it recently.
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I see Carnival shares are creeping up.

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Only need to go up another £20 and I’m back in profit...🤬🤬😂😂
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Stephen wrote: 22 Feb 2021, 16:47 I see Carnival shares are creeping up.
Interestingly they started going up after Boris's announcement - holidays may be being considered in April

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Our next cruise isn't until May 2022 so I'm hoping the experience will be back to close to normal by then. Hoping we might get the UK holiday we've got booked in July.

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All things being equal we should get our usual self catering pilgrimage to Devon in May 🤞

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I think travel outside of one's own County should be restricted until after the second jabs have been done :angel:
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Manoverboard wrote: 23 Feb 2021, 08:32 I think travel outside of one's own County should be restricted until after the second jabs have been done :angel:
That would mean that nobody would be able to move around the country until November and that is not going to happen

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Manoverboard wrote: 23 Feb 2021, 08:32 I think travel outside of one's own County should be restricted until after the second jabs have been done :angel:
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On travel, there has been released some spectacular footage of the Mars landing.
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Ray B wrote: 23 Feb 2021, 10:37 On travel, there has been released some spectacular footage of the Mars landing.
I think that Mars is well outside MOB's county :lol: :lol:

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You can't get him outside the front door let alone Mars :D

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Manoverboard wrote: 23 Feb 2021, 08:32 I think travel outside of one's own County should be restricted until after the second jabs have been done :angel:
I think we should be allowed to travel out but no-one else should be allowed to travel in.....

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