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E I Addio

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  1. Not sure where the figures are from or just guesswork , but I know as many people in my position as not, when they got it. I didn’t die from it , I don’t seem to have long Covid but nearly 3 months of my life disappeared with something much much worse than a mild dose of flu I can assure you, and that’s without being hospitalised, and not having any underlying condition . I have a wry smile at the armchair experts on this thread who tell me this and that and that I’ve been brainwashed when they don’t even know how I conduct my life. In my case it took one dimwit in Aldi’s without a mask to ignore social distancing and it went right round our house, that’s how virulent it is, or can be in some cases.
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    Song Title Game

    A bit of uncontroversial nonsense to play around with on these dark winter days before the Speedway season starts. Rules : suggest song title that contains at least one word from the song title previously posted .Easy. ( it has to be the song not the singer) I’ll start it of with a song that gives plent of scope :- Midnight Train to Georgia - Gladys Night.
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    The Three Word Game

    Quite simple really. You have to add three words the previous post to continue the story line. You can ad what you like (as long as its clean ) but they cant be random words. It has be limited to three words and has to follow on in some way from what the previous post said. I'll start it off and you'll get the idea :- "The BSPA were........."
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    Entertainers First/Surname game

    Anthony Newly- Singer, actor of sorts, and one time Mr Joan Collins
  5. Probably about the same number that believe Coronavirus is no worse than a mild does of the flu.
  6. Well I am a tax payer as well and would rather my taxes went to fund the police trying to prevent real crime instead of trying to keep an eye on a bunch of loud mouthed yobs interfering with people going about their lawful business because they think their opinions are more important than other peoples right to go about their lawful business. Yes it is a jolly because nothing will come of it . Protest marches rarely change anything, rarely achieve a measurable result. Stop if you really wanted to change things there are more effective and more lawful ways of getting things done, but they take a bit of brains.
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    Dave Jessup Book

    More recently he used to run the spares van at Lakeside and if I remember correctly , Rye House as well. I had the distinct impression that despite his talent he never made a lot of money from speedway and seemed to me to finish up not much better off than he started.
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    Song Title Game

    All Night Long - Lionel Ritchie.
  9. So who is paying for the policing and general disruption caused by the forthcoming jolly ? You or the taxpayer.
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    'the Donald' Trump

    Yes , but the proof of the pudding is in the eating. When we look back at past Presidents, and many other politicians to be fair , they talk a good fight when elected, but the picture is often very different at the end of four years. Four years time will be the time to assess Bidens achievements or lack of. That’s not a slight on Biden but we live in a world of complex problems that are overwhelming the ability or indeed the attention or even interest of most politicians.
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    Entertainers First/Surname game

    Peter Collins - 1950’s Grand Prix driver.
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    Song Title Game

    There Goes My Everything - Elvis Pressle ( I don’t want to be disrespectful to El, but he didn’t half churn out some rubbish songs , this being one of them . Should never have got sucked in by that Parker fellow )
  13. Well if your figures are right then the Third Man is wrong which illustrates my point about believing gossip or for that matter every Tom, Dick or Harry coming on television and calling himself an expert. The questions I quoted were as of 20th February so quite likely have changed by now for reasons Ive already stated. I have no idea whether the results are satisfactory or not because I am not an expert and not qualified to judge what is or is not achievable. All I can tell you as a certainty is that I am not likely to be doing any testing myself for the foreseeable future so I can’t be bothered to get too exercised over something I have not control over..
  14. I read a couple of them several years ago, one by their roadie, one by someone else connected with the band, but I think the best information comes from the various YouTube clips from the band themselves especially the recent ones from Paul and Ringo. As you say , fascinating reads. I’ve just started reading The Lighted Flame , given to me by ASLEF years ago, dealing with the history of that union. Although specifically relating to one particular union it is still a fascinating history of the working class struggle to organise men into trade unions.
  15. Well let’s sort out which figure we think it is before we move on. The Third Man says every expert he has heard on T.V. Says it’s not over 50% , DC 2 says that the 79% figure is well known, so unless that discrepancy is resolved between the two of of you it’s difficult for me to comment further., so over to you Boys. What I will say though is that the pilot scheme in Liverpool gave an accuracy rate of 49% which may be where the less than 50% figure came from. A Government minister admitted that was not satisfactory . However if is a matter of training then that would probably explain the increasing accuracy rate. Also , the most up to date information I can find is that for some reason I can’t be bothered looking into, Oxford University and some other body were not disclosing their figures so their input, if and when it comes may modify the existing figures up or down.
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    Song Title Game

    The Show Must Go On - Leo Sayer
  17. According to the BMJ, the accuracy was 79 % when used by trained laboratory technicians, 73% when used by healthcare staff , and 57% when used by Covid testing station staff. Therefore the shortcoming was with training and experience, not the product itself, and according to the BMJ , was likely to improve with experience. I never understand why people are happy to believe gossip instead of checking independent source material.
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    Pat Flanagan

    If my information and my arithmetic is correct he must have been about 97 or 98 years old. I hope he was in good health to the dead. I never saw Len Silver ride but from photographs I think Len started the white boot craze, and Pat was, of course at Exeter with him. I think Alan Cowland may also have been a white booter and Norman Hunter certainly was for a while. Sad to hear of his passing . Riders like him were the backbone of the sport.
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    Song Title Game

    Go Wild In The Country - Bow Wow Wow.
  20. Nothing will change , not significantly anyway . Whoever the ruling party may be , we have a news media and a social media demanding quick fix and superficial answers. Populism is the only way politicians can react if they want to be re-elected. For example, Clement Attlee is generally judged by media commentators to be one of the most competent Prime Ministers of the 20th Century but his skills were said to be as a behind the scenes administrator. He was a modest man , uncomfortable in the public gaze. The modern day tabloid press would be out to destroy him because he was not part of the “celebrity “ culture. On top of that we are affected by worldwide problems far too complicated for international leaders to give their full attention to, principally arising from third world poverty. It will be same old same old I am afraid, until something very dramatic happens.
  21. When we realise we are all mad the mysteries disappear and life makes perfect sense - Mark Twain
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    What Offends Me And/or Gets On My .....

    Add to that reporters and politicians, using incorrect grammar when they keep telling me that abstract thing things have been “ put into place “ as in , for example: “ Weather warnings have been put into place “ . No they haven’t ! ! Weather warnings have been issued . That’s all you need to say. If you think they’ve been put into place, what place were they in before they were in the place they are now and what place are they going to be put into afterwards ? We have a rich language. Abstract things can be effected , introduced , issued , instituted, announced , as the case may be , and politicians should know that laws are not put into place they are passed. Drives me nuts.
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    Song Title Game

    Boys of Summer - Don Henley
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    Entertainers First/Surname game

    Cole Porter - Songwriter
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    Death of Prince Phillip announced

    Didn’t he sit in with Prince sometimes as well ?
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