Rant of the Day v2.

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Re: Rant of the Day v2.

#3561 Post by G-CPTN » Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:25 pm

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Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:16 pm
The TV news is illustrated with 'single mum saying how she can't . . . " or "Old man whose operation has been postponed . . . ". or worker whose job is about to go.

Where do they find these people? Do people ring up and say me me or do they knock on doors?
I believe that these subjects exist in society and make a fuss by going to the (local) papers and from thence to the national MSM - it's a story after all (and the local 'journalist' will get paid for spreading the word).

If you look at any 'newspaper' or online newsfeed, there are many futile stories about 'influencers' and minor actors or 'personalities' (such as Katie Price) who have continual stories.

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Re: Rant of the Day v2.

#3562 Post by Karearea » Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:24 am

I would like to think that, if I say aloud "ohfergoodness'sake" and switch the radio off in a Marked Manner, somewhere there is a room with a bank of lights being monitored and a light will blink off and someone will exclaim, "She's not listening! She's not listening!" and go off and weep in the corner.
"The battle, whatever it may have been about, had apparently rolled away in some unknown direction..."

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Re: Rant of the Day v2.

#3563 Post by Pontius Navigator » Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:12 am

Karearea, I wish.

In the last 3-4 days, say 3 1/2, the TV has been on, on with a property porn channel of people looking for a dream home somewhere 5 years ago, or Gems TV which is at least live.

I have completed another jigsaw and caught up with the interactive news channel run by some pom in Oz (sorry Alison, joke).

MSM news just as repetitive as property porn.

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Re: Rant of the Day v2.

#3564 Post by EA01 » Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:23 am

Yes indeed!, i loathe 'headlines' like....'New hand washing liquid you must have...Here's why'.

Why 'Here's why'??if your purporting to be a 'News outlet' DO NOT dress up opinion as news and don't tell me 'Here's why'!!!

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Re: Rant of the Day v2.

#3565 Post by 1DC » Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:35 am

Every Christmas we used to pull a sleigh around town playing carols with Father Christmas aboard and giving sweets to the kids, we would be knocking on doors and collecting for our local charities.
Regularly a door would open 2 or 3 kids would run out and go for the sweets, Mother would be stood there done up to the nines and hung on to a six inch cigarette, you could see the 60" telly on the wall inside. The plaintive cry was " I cant give you any money,I'm on benefits". At the next house the sweet old lady would give you all her change and thank you for coming and for the good work you do.
And so it went on.

Good to see you back fliegs..

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Re: Rant of the Day v2.

#3566 Post by Pontius Navigator » Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:05 am

1DC, then H&S kicked in. I believe my last club had to stop Santa's sleigh.

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#3567 Post by G-CPTN » Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:13 pm

Last week I drove 10 miles, only to find that the shop that I wanted was closed on Wednesdays.
Today, thinking it was Tuesday, I took the bus to the same town, thought I would visit the bank there as my usual bank is closed 'for the duration', only to find that it closes on Wednesdays.
The shop was also closed.
What's more, it was raining there, whereas I left fine weather at home, therefore I wasn't prepared and got thoroughly soaked waiting for the bus back.
Mea culpa.

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#3568 Post by Pontius Navigator » Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:52 pm

Wait for 7 days and try again.

BTW, did you leave your car there?

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Re: Rant of the Day v2.

#3569 Post by G-CPTN » Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:07 pm

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BTW, did you leave your car there?
No - it was our warmest day and the aircon was welcome - and I bought the largest ice-cream that they would serve for take-away.

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#3570 Post by Pontius Navigator » Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:32 pm

So why server you waiting for a bus?

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Re: Rant of the Day v2.

#3571 Post by G-CPTN » Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:10 pm

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So why server you waiting for a bus?
Last week I drove (there and back), today I took the bus (there and back).
I had to wait 20 minutes for the return bus - dressed in shirt-sleeves with no shelter.

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#3572 Post by Pontius Navigator » Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:49 pm

Ah, sorry, missed that important point

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Re: Rant of the Day v2.

#3573 Post by Pontius Navigator » Fri Jul 03, 2020 12:47 pm

Here we go. Number of children experiencing child abuse in a 4 week period up by 1392%. Wow.

Actually that is 10 when it is usually only 3 in 4 months of 0.67per month. That 1392 is a meaningless, if arithmetically correct, nunber.

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Re: Rant of the Day v2.

#3574 Post by Woody » Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:08 pm

How can a so called professional builder come to a job and have to return 4 times home for tools required for the door fitting :((
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Re: Rant of the Day v2.

#3575 Post by ribrash » Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:48 pm

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How can a so called professional builder come to a job and have to return 4 times home for tools required for the door fitting :((
Must be a bluenose. =))
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Re: Rant of the Day v2.

#3576 Post by Woody » Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:53 am

Don’t suppose that they could back date it X(
Hundreds of thousands of homeowners will receive vouchers of up to £5,000 for energy-saving home improvements, with the poorest getting up to £10,000.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak is due to set out a £2bn grant scheme in England for projects such as insulation as part of a wider £3bn plan to cut emissions.
The Treasury said the grants could help to support more than 100,000 jobs.

Under the Green Homes Grant, the government will pay at least two-thirds of the cost of home improvements that save energy, the Treasury said.
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Re: Rant of the Day v2.

#3577 Post by Rwy in Sight » Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:36 am

Woody I feel for you!

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Re: Rant of the Day v2.

#3578 Post by OFSO » Tue Jul 07, 2020 11:53 am

Feel what, precisely ?

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Re: Rant of the Day v2.

#3579 Post by Rwy in Sight » Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:38 pm

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Tue Jul 07, 2020 11:53 am
Feel what, precisely ?
That feeling of spending more money than necessary and the lack of X thousand of pounds from the bank account.

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Re: Rant of the Day v2.

#3580 Post by Woody » Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:59 pm

Rwy in Sight wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:38 pm
OFSO wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 11:53 am
Feel what, precisely ?
That feeling of spending more money than necessary and the lack of X thousand of pounds from the bank account.
That’s the one :((
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