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Hi,

Many thanks DirtMechanic; good advice and it makes a great deal more sense than talking to most people; I like The Clangers and The Teletubbies. :)


https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0b6ttlc/teletubbies-series-2-50-rain

Trust me to hit on an episode called "rain".

I've often said I have bad luck and many times also said traffic lights don't like me; traffic lights generally let about a mile queue of vehicles through on green but to the split second stop us so we are front of the next queue and at the link below shows traffic lights taking the Mickey as usual; please see at around 00:56 the lights are green as soon as I see them but watch how they go red to stop me then immediately go green again; I truly despair with this kind of luck. Sorry about video quality; the video is fine on my computer?


I'm not depressed I just become fed up but I battle on; retirement should be a time in life to relax; I've been retired 18 years and still looking for the relaxing bit. :D

Thanks alp; I had just posted this when I saw your latest message. I understand what you mean about investing full love on one person but it's the way I am; who knows who will die first in a relationship; I'm now 71 and enjoyed Bron's company for the last 43 years knowing true happiness with one person in the world who truly loves me as I am and isn't after money; it's not hard for me to love Bron so much and hopefully we'll have more happy years together; if Bron passes away before me I'm going to get severely hurt as of course would be the other way round; it's possible being too selfish also is the cause of so many failed relationships; our neighbours daughter directly across the street had a huge wedding with the Rolls Royce etc; this wedding lasted two years.

On a happy note I'm now heading into the workshop before another day slips by.

Kind regards, Colin.
 
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Scientists warn Earth's magnetic North Pole has begun moving 'erratically' at speeds so fast they are having to issue an emergency update to maps used by electronic navigation systems
  • Magnetic North Pole is 'skittering' away from Canada, towards Siberia
  • Researchers say it is moving at an 'unusually high speed of about 50 km per year'
  • Say Canada is essentially losing a magnetic tug-of-war with Siberia
  • Researchers around the world are scrambling to update global models relied on by GPS navigation systems

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    Millions are at risk of an early death because they do not eat enough fibre, warns major study
    • Getting plenty of fibre cuts the risk of an early death by a third
    • Also reduces the risk of a heart attack, stroke or bowel cancer by a quarter
    • But most adults in Britain - 91% - eat less than the daily recommended amount
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Good to eat your green and feel the buzz! I always have 5 a day and I wash them all - sometimes I feel that I haven't washed them properly as some salad leaves are washed in "doctored" water! And some pickers use the field as loo!
 

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  • Getting plenty of fibre cuts the risk of an early death by a third
  • Also reduces the risk of a heart attack, stroke or bowel cancer by a quarter
  • But most adults in Britain - 91% - eat less than the daily recommended amount
I've known that since the early 80s. I bought a book about dieting called the Fplan diet. But it wasn't just about losing weight it was to educate the person who bought it that it was important to change their diet for life. By eating more fibre. In it, it warned about diabetes, bowel cancer and heart disease. It gave lists of foods with the amount of fibre in and the calories. Also recipes for alsorts of life styles. It changed a lot what i ate and still do.:)
 

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Possible new inquest for girl whose death was linked to pollution

High time this issue be dealt with properly. Now that it's winter, people round the hood start using burners and the air has been fouled and of course, there are numerous other reasons!

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Doctors tell luvvies: Go and eat an egg sandwich instead of having 'trendy' £30 Vitamin B12 jab
  • Madonna, Rita Ora, Lily Allen and Dani Dyer are fans of the £30 vitamin injection
  • Jab promises to boost energy levels, help with weight loss and fight depression
  • B12 helps with functioning of the nervous system and creation of red blood cells

    Luvvies probably think that the jab has instant effect! I have given up buying any fish oil capsules now!
 

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Leading Anglicans urge the Archbishop of Canterbury to force his new ambassador to the Vatican to resign after the Australian cleric questioned whether Jesus rose from the dead
  • Dr John Shepherd said Christians should be 'set free' from view of resurrection
  • Senior Anglicans have branded his views as 'bizarre' and inappropriate'
  • They said believing in resurrection of Jesus was a fundamental Christian belief

    Not a religious person, but have to smile reading this?

    Was Jesus a person? If he were a person, don't think he COULD RESURRECT?!

    Hope I have not offended people across the pond! I'm too stupid to work this one out ..
 
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This article says that many coffee plants are in danger of extinction, if not extinct already. We have a native coffee plant here in Florida, which I'm still looking for to add to my little habitat area; evidently the birds love the beans.


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More than half of the world’s 124 wild coffee plant species meet the criteria for inclusion on the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Red List of Threatened Species, according to reports published today (January 16) in Science Advances and Global Change Biology. The authors say extinctions among the species would limit plant breeders’ options in developing new types of coffee in the future.

The study, carried out at Britain’s Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, found that 60 percent of wild coffee species are at risk, a figure that “is extremely high, especially when you compare this to a global estimate of 22% for plants,” says coauthor Eimear Nic Lughadha in a statement. “Some of the coffee species assessed have not been seen in the wild for more than 100 years, and it is possible that some may already be extinct.”...
 

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Roads melt and animals drop dead as Australia suffers through its 'most significant' heatwave for 80 YEARS and temperatures top 120F
  • Australia is baking amid record-breaking heatwave with temperatures soaring as high as 120F in some towns
  • Town of Noona, in New South Wales, saw an overnight minimum temperature of 96.6F - an Australian record
  • Central Sydney saw fifth consecutive day above 86F for first time in eight years, while Canberra also baked
  • Roads melted and animals dropped dead as fire crews fought more than 60 blazes across New South Wales
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We have been hibernating whilst the Australians have been melting

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I know which one I prefer!
 

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Get ready to watch the rare moment a total lunar eclipse crosses over with a supermoon on MONDAY (because it isn’t happening for another TEN YEARS)
  • On Jan 20-21, the full moon will be a supermoon, and there will be a lunar eclipse
  • The supermoon means it sits in the closest point to Earth in its monthly orbit
  • The event, when Earth's shadow totally shrouds the moon, will last over an hour

 

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How Trump's government shutdown could cause navigation CHAOS: Updates to a system that monitors Earth's North Pole which is moving towards Siberia at 34 miles a year have been stopped in their tracks
  • Scientists have been unable to post updates to a system tracking the changes
  • The rate of distance that the magnetic north pole moves per year has sped up
  • Researchers are scrambling to update global models relied on by GPS systems
  • Experts are still working off a 2015 model that grows more inaccurate every day
Just what kind of people have we got at the helms of various governments!
 

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'I'm scared... the skin normally tears after three strokes': Ex-Westminster public schoolboy caught dealing drugs in Singapore opens up in his first interview since learning he'll be strapped naked to a frame and caned 24 times
  • Ye Ming Yuen, 29, was born and raised in London where both his parents still live
  • He'll serve 20 years in jail in Singapore after being convicted of supplying drugs
  • Ex-public schoolboy's buttocks will be flogged 24 times with a 4ft rattan cane

    On a human level, though, few outside the former Crown colony, in South East Asia, would wish to inflict such retribution on him, on anyone, whatever the circumstances. The perverse twist is that it was the colonial British who introduced caning to Singapore in the first place.

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    I remember when we couldn't write a word correctly, we got caned. A tiny cane on the palm. The humiliation was enough - seen queuing up outside the teacher's office waiting for our turn to be caned. I didn't really mind as it didn't hurt much. But on reflection, it was not a good idea. Some people are born dyslexic and they have other talents to offer.

    Having said that, this greedy entitled piece of shame had the audacity to deal drugs in Singapore, of all places, and as Ian Duncan Smith said, at least, nobody died.

    Here in the UK, lawlessness reigns and I felt so sad that a newly recruited lecturer had been stabbed to death just because he walked through a park ( a nice area - fresher air) and got stabbed and killed by a mad knife carrying retard!

    All these drug dealing people want to have Beckhams' life style without the looks or work and are making our life hell.


    This reminds me of the loitering nuisance created by teenagers outside shops and they sometimes intimidate shoppers or are engaged in petty thiefing. Shops used a low-level noise irritant in an attempt to remove them. The liberals and educated complained, saying that these irritants posed a danger to babies and other innocent teens who went about their business. This is quite true, but I would say, parents should know better and teach their children consideration for others. So when I complained about golf ball showered in my garden, my neighbour threatened me with, "So you want to stop my children playing?" No, of course not. But how would he feel if I chucked golf balls with frightening velocity into his glasshouse or windows (he had one, too broken and removed). It's these adults who perpetuate the lawlessness in our society and they are a danger to their children by clouding their judgement of what is right or wrong or inconsiderate.


 
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In the same breath, we have this little menace growing up in our midst to improve our future prospect

Apparently, they are from Liverpool!


On top of these people, we have gypsies. Wherever the travelling communities go, they leave earthquake like rubbish. And they engage their mouths and fists in solving problems.

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Duke of Edinburgh crash: What are the rules for older drivers?

I don't think his age can prevent the sun getting into his eyes. This happens to me all the time. One literally cant't see as the sun is glaring right into your eyes. Isn't he lucky to have another one probably free whilst the average joe blogs pay for his.? The car dealership gets a royal warrant ...
 

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The hidden secrets of insect poop

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Poop is healthy and nutritious ...
 

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More than 175,000 retail jobs will be cut this year, with 23,395 shops due to shut as internet sales batter the crisis-hit UK High Street
  • A slump in the value of retail property is expected to see 23,395 shops shut
  • Around 20,000 stores closed last year and 150,000 jobs were lost in retail
  • It comes as notorious Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley mulls a takeover of HMV
Never materialistic, but have to admit that shopping does have its fun and buzz. The pull would be bigger were plants! LOL! But how unhealthy this is! Facing 4 walls and never get to feel the fabrics, shape or workmanship of the garments. Sad that so many jobs are going! Soon, the only job available will be strawberry picking ...
 

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Hyperactive Thames eels found to have ingested cocaine from the polluted capital's water supply

A study from the EU's drug monitoring agency suggests that England and Wales has the highest number of young cocaine users in Europe.

It showed that around 600,000 16 to 34-year-olds have taken cocaine over the past twelve months - around four per cent of the age group.

According to another study, it's estimated that 4.4 lbs, roughly 80,000 lines of coke ends up in the River Thames each day via the sewage system.

Food for thoughts or dodgy sea-food!
 
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Antarctic krill is moving southwards: Climate change is melting sea ice and forcing key food source for whales, dolphins and seabirds 270 miles south
  • Already declining population are becoming more scarce in the Southern Ocean
  • Shrimp-like creatures are primary food source for whales, seabirds andpenguins
  • They are contracting poleward over the past 90 years to an under-ice habitat

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