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Reasons to be cheerful

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Dave B
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Reasons to be cheerful

#1 Postby Dave B » May 20th, 2017, 6:45 pm

Team work!

There is a big step, for people challenged in the leg length department, out of the street door at the bottom of our shared stairs. Andy, my neighbour, has longer legs but hip trouble. I had thought about building a wooden step outside but . . .

Andy is a partly disabled ex-builder and he asked about his "friend" doing the job - £60 + materials. Then he said he could do it himself with help. So I drove us to pick up the materials (£20), knocked up (seems that is the technical term :) )the mortar, Andy did the brick and slab laying and I cleaned up.

Both satisfied with the job, £60 saved and a safer entrance and exit! Reckon I have earned my weekly vino ration tonight.
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Re: Reasons to be cheerful

#2 Postby Alan H » May 20th, 2017, 8:29 pm

That's a win!
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There are three fundamental questions for anyone advocating Brexit:

1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
3. Which ruling of the ECJ is most persuasive of the need to leave its jurisdiction?

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Re: Reasons to be cheerful

#3 Postby Dave B » June 1st, 2017, 1:03 pm

Yay! Car passed its MoT :penguin:

(Hope I do same at the clinic next week...)
"Look forward; yesterday was a lesson, if you did not learn from it you wasted it."
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Re: Reasons to be cheerful

#4 Postby Alan H » June 1st, 2017, 1:51 pm

Dave B wrote:Yay! Car passed its MoT :penguin:

(Hope I do same at the clinic next week...)
At least if you need any work done on your engine or bodywork, it'll be free (well, for the time being, depending on what happens next Thursday).
Alan Henness

There are three fundamental questions for anyone advocating Brexit:

1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
3. Which ruling of the ECJ is most persuasive of the need to leave its jurisdiction?

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Re: Reasons to be cheerful

#5 Postby Zeff » June 1st, 2017, 2:13 pm

I asked a parts shop if I could have a gas cap for Kia. She said, "sounds like a fair trade".
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Doesn't bullet proofing the Pope mobile imply any lack of religious faith?

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Re: Reasons to be cheerful

#6 Postby Alan H » June 1st, 2017, 2:26 pm

Zeff wrote:I asked a parts shop if I could have a gas cap for Kia. She said, "sounds like a fair trade".
http://www.saintstephenschenectady.org/Jokes/Cartoon01.jpg

Doesn't bullet proofing the Pope mobile imply any lack of religious faith?
But the devil works in mysterious ways...
Alan Henness

There are three fundamental questions for anyone advocating Brexit:

1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
3. Which ruling of the ECJ is most persuasive of the need to leave its jurisdiction?

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Re: Reasons to be cheerful

#7 Postby Tetenterre » July 7th, 2017, 12:38 pm

<preen>
Nice to be on the billing! (And I appear to be Saturnine -- or is that Saturnalian?) :wink:
</preen>

My talk is "Ten Ways the Universe Tries to Kill You"


(vid from Dorset Humanists last year)


http://www.solarsphere.events/

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Quantum Theory: The branch of science with which people who know absolutely sod all about quantum theory can explain anything.

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Alan H
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Re: Reasons to be cheerful

#8 Postby Alan H » July 7th, 2017, 1:24 pm

Just 10?

Will watch it later today...
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There are three fundamental questions for anyone advocating Brexit:

1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
3. Which ruling of the ECJ is most persuasive of the need to leave its jurisdiction?

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Re: Reasons to be cheerful

#9 Postby Alan H » July 7th, 2017, 11:30 pm

Excellent, Steve, thanks for that. Very interesting and entertaining - I'd not heard of several of them, but I don't think I'll be losing any sleep over them!
Alan Henness

There are three fundamental questions for anyone advocating Brexit:

1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
3. Which ruling of the ECJ is most persuasive of the need to leave its jurisdiction?

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Re: Reasons to be cheerful

#10 Postby animist » July 8th, 2017, 9:37 am

Alan H wrote:Excellent, Steve, thanks for that. Very interesting and entertaining - I'd not heard of several of them, but I don't think I'll be losing any sleep over them!

very good talk, Steve, is it on YouTube? Might post it into Facebook and raise the tone a bit! (a nephew is very into astronomy)


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