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    • davemorton
    • By davemorton 30th Nov 18, 11:43 AM
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    davemorton
    Elite: Is this table taken please?
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    • 30th Nov 18, 11:43 AM
    Elite: Is this table taken please? 30th Nov 18 at 11:43 AM
    Just looking for a spare quiet table in the corner of the arms for a few exiled elite to chat, is this table free please?
    “Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?”
    Juvenal, The Sixteen Satires
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    • Enterprise 1701C
    • By Enterprise 1701C 17th May 19, 7:17 PM
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    Enterprise 1701C
    Heating on soft Southeners
    Originally posted by tweets
    Our heating is most definitely NOT on!
    What is this life if, full of care, we have no time to stand and stare
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 17th May 19, 7:17 PM
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    Sleazy
    SW friendly nom nom's

    Originally posted by tweets
    SW friendly?
    Weekly Distance Walked 14 km / Total For Year 690 km
    • tweets
    • By tweets 17th May 19, 7:21 PM
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    tweets
    Our heating is most definitely NOT on!
    Originally posted by Enterprise 1701C
    You are not soft
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    • tweets
    • By tweets 17th May 19, 7:22 PM
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    tweets
    SW friendly?
    Originally posted by Sleazy
    Yes 4 syns a choc
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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 17th May 19, 7:38 PM
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    Sleazy
    So you a 56 syner?

    Tweet, best send some to me and Budd
    Weekly Distance Walked 14 km / Total For Year 690 km
    • Enterprise 1701C
    • By Enterprise 1701C 17th May 19, 7:41 PM
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    Enterprise 1701C
    I think you'll be catching me soon on Candy tweets - I think 4767 is extremely difficult with no boosters, and I have used mine up till I can do the sugar run again!
    What is this life if, full of care, we have no time to stand and stare
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 17th May 19, 7:42 PM
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    bubbs
    SW friendly nom nom's

    Originally posted by tweets
    They don't look SW friendly to me
    Heating on soft Southeners
    Originally posted by tweets
    Off now, just needed to take the chill off
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500 £770 for 2018
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :- 5 st 1 1/2lb
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 17th May 19, 7:43 PM
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    Bubb, sorry forr calling you Buddd.
    Keyboard problemssss
    Weekly Distance Walked 14 km / Total For Year 690 km
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 17th May 19, 7:45 PM
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    Sleazy
    Where is Emerald latelyyyyyyy?
    Weekly Distance Walked 14 km / Total For Year 690 km
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 17th May 19, 8:03 PM
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    Where is Emerald latelyyyyyyy?
    Originally posted by Sleazy
    Dunno
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500 £770 for 2018
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :- 5 st 1 1/2lb
    • tweets
    • By tweets 17th May 19, 8:14 PM
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    So you a 56 syner?

    Tweet, best send some to me and Budd
    Originally posted by Sleazy
    I not had any yet saving them for when I am off can I resist ?
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    • tweets
    • By tweets 17th May 19, 8:15 PM
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    I think you'll be catching me soon on Candy tweets - I think 4767 is extremely difficult with no boosters, and I have used mine up till I can do the sugar run again!
    Originally posted by Enterprise 1701C
    I am stuck again lol so no chance lol
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    • tweets
    • By tweets 17th May 19, 8:17 PM
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    tweets
    They don't look SW friendly to me


    Off now, just needed to take the chill off
    Originally posted by bubbs
    When I eat them they will be

    Pj socks and dressing gown is ok for me keeping me warm
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    • Savvybuyer
    • By Savvybuyer 18th May 19, 12:40 AM
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    Savvybuyer
    I think, of all the words that could be used to describe the upcoming European elections (zzzzzzz…) EU referendum number 3* "exciting" is not one of them. However, as probably the only person feeling this way in the entire world, I am finding them exciting. They're exciting. The Beeb has got Norman Smith, Vicki Young, Ros Atkins out in Italy - I'm actually feeling a state of excitement from their programming trailer and will be watching all the end of the week, whilst everyone else is turning over.

    Today is pretty "exciting" too() from the POV of my specialist interests (albeit over the timing of the news mainly). We've got the FA Cup and Eurovision, on the one day!! At last the Lunchtime News is at 12:00 midday - I like it when they move it randomly around the schedule to try to catch us out - rather than its boringly consistent 1:00pm time that it has been stuck at week after week - would have preferred some strange time like 12:30 or 12:45 instead but not to worry - and an Evening News at 3.35pm (bet it will be 3.36 and 30 seconds past) and a very late news too - love the fact it's not boring 10pm - at 11.40 that will doubtless shift depending on when the Song Contest ends. I am having my own Eurovision party as usual.

    If we get anyone except the regular presenters on the Weekend News that will be even better. I just like random "obscure" presenters that don't present on them very much. It is, in fact - I don't like the regulars and it is nothing personal about them and it is whoever the regulars are from time to time. I really used to like the current regular presenter of the Saturday lunchtime when someone else was regularly presenting (whom I then didn't like except when someone else, 'obscure', read the news) when they did it quite rarely, now they are doing it regularly, I hope we get a rare presenter today. Doubt we will. If we get the rare presenters then starting to present every week, once again I then don't like them and need some then rare presenter (perhaps the current regular one to come back, but only rarely) and not anyone that is on most often. So it is indeed - nothing personal, I just like whoever is obscure and rare at any particular time, lest they become popular and regularly presenting in which case I move straight away to wanting someone then rare instead. I don't want the regular Sunday presenter on the Saturday news as they are still regular because of the Sundays, but anyone else not regular. But having written this, I now feel it is a little unkind to the regular Saturday and, since they are at 12 midday on BBC One instead of at 1, and given that we have had the occasional rareness lately*, I might like them to be on at 12 after all.

    *No 4 if 1975 vote is counted as the first one. Every local, EU and general election from now on is a new EU referendum for me.
    +albeit at boring 1pm week after week - if it became 12 midday each week and was weeks after weeks, I'd want it at 1 instead, but again rarely and preferably to move time every single week in the most random way possible - preferably forwards then back or reverse and then back, forward, back, back, forward, back, forward, at random, not simply 5 minutes later every week - that's boring, needs to be random and designed to try and fail to catch me out by moving its time as much as possible. (Note the two backs, that happened to be there at random in the middle - not simply back, forward, back, forward repeated as that's boring.)
    Last edited by Savvybuyer; 18-05-2019 at 1:01 AM.
    • Savvybuyer
    • By Savvybuyer 18th May 19, 1:13 AM
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    Savvybuyer
    Interesting, or not, with me referring to the 1975 referendum last time, we have got the claim that the 17.4 million in 2016 was the highest number in favour of any proposition. Of course it was inevitable that, as we have more than two parties that take place in general elections, a vote for one or other of two propositions - as a binary vote - would get more in favour of whichever one got more votes. In theory there was another way for those that participated in 2016 to express a choice for something - namely to spoil your paper and therefore choose "spoil paper" rather than "remain" or "leave" - therefore theoretically three options, if you are participating in it, rather than two. However those that did "spoil paper" option were relatively few so, effectively, it was always going to be whichever one got the most votes of effectively one or other of two widely-expressed options in a poll across the entire UK would also be one of the largest votes in favour of any result, if not the largest (since in general election votes it is divided between more than two effective options).
    17,410,742 was therefore the most in favour of one proposition. By a whisker.
    I notice that the 1975 referendum got 17,378,581 in favour of "Yes" (staying) and that was over 67% of the voting population at the time, rather than merely just under 52%.

    It's therefore just 32,161 more in favour of the one proposition last time, as the largest one of all time, from an eligible to vote population of much more as opposed to the therefore inevitably deflated total number in favour of 'yes' in 1975 because not as many people were eligible to vote. Had the same percentage voted 'leave' in 2016 as voted (in effect) 'remain' (in what was then the EEC) in 1975, it would have been about 22,510,000 voting leave instead of 17.4 million.
    Last edited by Savvybuyer; 18-05-2019 at 1:32 AM.
    • Savvybuyer
    • By Savvybuyer 18th May 19, 2:14 AM
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    Savvybuyer
    I'm just looking at some recent research on freedom of information requests to local government. It says that, on average, 1.4% of requests are appealed to internal review. https://research.mysociety.org/sites/local-gov-foi/#foi-statistics

    I think I end up appealing possibly up to half of my requests. It just feels like it might be as much as that - it's certainly a lot lot more than 1.4%! This, to me, suggests a lot of responses to which people generally making requests are just accepting the first response. In fact I find technical errors and I don't even appeal those each time anymore - instead I am concentrating more now on substantive refusals or omissions to answer something (maybe most of my correspondence just asks way more than most people and they miss things out/don't notice something), so my appeals are less than they were at one stage (a period many years ago, in between which I did a pause of several years doing almost nothing) but still several times beyond 1.4%. I think I am probably seeking, more often than people in general, information that they may not want to disclose or which will require a fight from me to try to force them to disclose and me asking questions on the very things that hit the points that people don't want to answer. In particular, PR departments would do well to avoid saying "we don't disclose this information" or a news report somewhere that x organisation didn't clarify a certain matter or didn't get back to us - that always makes me want to submit a formal FOI request for that information, to see if their press officer's response can be maintained in law (my thought is that, normally, it probably cannot).
    • emerald21
    • By emerald21 18th May 19, 5:14 AM
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    emerald21
    Where is Emerald latelyyyyyyy?
    Originally posted by Sleazy
    I'm here lol and I said Good Morning yesterday.
    • tweets
    • By tweets 18th May 19, 6:57 AM
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    tweets
    Good Morning

    Poppy woke me early hours she wanted toilet and and a monsoon rainstorm out Poor baby must have been desperate because she ran out did her business and skidded in like Bambi soaking wet . So I dried her down and back to bed we went

    Woke later to sunshine .

    Only plans apart from cooking today are walkies and Watford winning the FA Cup

    Good luck Hornet girl enjoy the match atmosphere will be
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    • tweets
    • By tweets 18th May 19, 6:59 AM
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    tweets
    NineTails was yesterday's smartest player
    25 players played

    http://www.funtrivia.com/private/main.cfm?tid=99008

    Today's Topic (Saturday): Animals
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    • Fruittea
    • By Fruittea 18th May 19, 7:13 AM
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    Fruittea
    Morning All


    Yes it was quiet chilly here - so we decided to have a fire instead of turning the heating back on.


    Hope Poppy's alright now Tweets and how good she was to let you know she needed to go out


    Need to do more on the allotment today but I'm suffering with hay fever - so red eyes and runny nose for me. Still it's good to get the plants down to the allotment rather than here as I only have a tiny patio.


    Just did the quiz - so thank you and got 9/10 but slow as usual. Need more coffee to get me going.


    Here's to a good day for all of us.
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