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welshbairn

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  1. 1 minute ago, Highland Capital said:

    Being from the UK and never having lived in America yet using American words and pronunciations.  In the last few weeks I've had the same person refer to a number plate as a 'license plate', refer to a plaster as a 'band aid' and say that someone was a "malt-aye millionaire."

    I never say the last two. :bag

  2. 1 minute ago, HibeeJibee said:

    I'm no naturalist so wouldn't know.

    What makes it so stark is it's not localised, it's over the whole landscape. Not just old deciduous monsters either: passed 2 areas of modern evergreen timber woods - near Grantshouse and on Greenlaw moor (part of which my grandfather planted decades ago) - huge lengths of which look like scenes from an atom bomb test or the Tunguska event.

    I'm not either, just thinking that a big mix of young and old trees, some more supple and others with deeper roots, would give more protection than pine factories and isolated copses of old trees. Sounds horrendous though, think the worst that happened in Inverness was the odd bin blowing over.

  3. 10 minutes ago, HibeeJibee said:

    Well must say damage to trees in eastern Berwickshire is startling - entire plantations flattened (in some parts all torn off halfway up leaving a forest of jagged spikes), lines of old trees planted in Napoleonic times or earlier down like dominoes, stretches of main road still single-file where they've cut passes through mountains of lumber. Certainly worst for decades. Sad.

    I'm guessing that's because the ancient trees are left standing on their own under some protection order instead of surrounded by thousands of others to share out the battering from the wind, like many years ago?

  4. 12 hours ago, Mark Knopfler said:

    Apparently spent most of his money on antiques. Has anyone here ever blown their fortune on antiques?

    I've googled this hoping to pick up some bargains to help him out, but all I can find are ancient tax problems.

  5. 13 minutes ago, Zen Archer (Raconteur) said:

    Released 5 months earlier 10cc's I'm Not In Love made record makers and producers sit up and think.

    They were the backtrack to my first attempts to get my hole adventures in love.

  6. 2 minutes ago, Thereisalight.. said:

    Well MSM fear mongering certainly worked. My mum previously said she wasnt going to take the booster as she'd had AZ before and this was Pfizer. Today she went and got it "because the new varient!!" , she had no reply when I told her BoJo said in the briefing that it can still be spread/caught by those triple dosed 🙄

    "Can", but less likely and probably less severe. The details are important.

  7. 16 hours ago, BFTD said:

    They were certainly experimental, I'll give them that. I appreciate bands who dabbled about in different genres a bit more these days, especially if they managed to produce some good stuff while doing so.

    Playing the same formula for forty-odd years and still pleasing the fans is impressive too (see Motorhead and AC/DC).

    Think some of the tribute bands are better than the originals, they've had more time to practice. Now there's probably an unpopular opinion!

  8. 3 hours ago, Spyro said:

    Honestly can’t understand where this Midlands league talk comes from!

    It's all from me trying to stir things up I'm afraid. :lol: :bag Although if you calculate it on driving time rather than distance the difference narrows, more so when Scourie were still in the NCL.

  9. 21 minutes ago, Ron Aldo said:

    She does herself no favours with these sorts of comments. Little is known about this variant at the moment and talking of the "need to go further" and "doing anything to keep the population safe" just sounds ridiculous until all the facts are known. 

    That's pretty well her message if you take the interview as a whole. 45 minutes in.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m00123k0/the-andrew-marr-show-28112021

  10. 14 minutes ago, throbber said:

    There’s far worse things people can and will do regularly on public transport than read out loud. As long as people aren’t being aggressive or getting into anyone’s face then let it go ffs.

    It's detournement's schtick, defending the indefensible.

  11. 1 minute ago, Detournement said:

    It is worse because you can't talk to someone on the phone without making noise. Reading is a silent activity. 

    No less annoying. If you can't find somewhere away from people you should be texting.

  12. 1 hour ago, Snafu said:

    SARS viruses have a funny habit of mutating themselves into extinction, like SARS-CoV-1. How are the Alpha and Kent variants getting on now, it quickly all gets forgotten about?

    As noted in Japan the Delta which now almost gone from there was dominant and was very good at preventing other variants from taking hold. In the UK while Delta is still dominant it seems therefore unlikely the 'moronic' variant will take hold in such numbers to create a wave of infections. This has never happened before while there is a dominant variant doing the rounds. We do appear very good at tracking and tracing these variants now.

     

    Best hope is that Omicron is wildly infectious, elbowing out Delta, but relatively harmless even if it evades the vaccine. Then it's show over apart from a regular booster for the elderly and vulnerable like the flu vaccine. Here's hoping!

  13. 19 minutes ago, oaksoft said:

    The 500k model was wrong. Period. Interventions or not. Ferguson should have admitted that and disappeared from public life immediately.

    The 500k figure was the maximum with no mitigation, with a wide error range. We're now at 144k. The same model predicted a maximum of 2.2 million in the US with no mitigation, they're now at 777k. Mitigation happened, you're being too simplistic.

  14. 46 minutes ago, Comrie said:

    Thought the plan of trying to turn the Locos defence was weird as until Bunce came on nobody had the pace to cause  Locos any issues and it was straight back into the Clach half.

    Just about every second ball was picked up by Locos too, something for them to look at.

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