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Forum: Non-platform specific satellite TV 07-07-2014, 11:36
Replies: 10
Views: 531
Posted By Mike_1101
Thanks - unfortunately I won't be visiting France...

Thanks - unfortunately I won't be visiting France until next summer at the earliest.

Here are some offers I found, has anyone had dealing with this...
Forum: Politics 07-07-2014, 00:48
Replies: 54
Views: 1,520
Posted By Mike_1101
The EU needs another economic basket case like a...

The EU needs another economic basket case like a hole in the head! How will Ukraine joining benefit the EU?
Forum: Music 07-07-2014, 00:44
Replies: 224
Views: 6,181
Posted By Mike_1101
Focus were great but this band "Earth & Fire"...

Focus were great but this band "Earth & Fire" (also from Holland) should have had a hit with "Memories"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbhhxsXfuYQ
British Polydor 2001-356 if you can find one.
Forum: Food and Drink 07-07-2014, 00:18
Replies: 7
Views: 454
Posted By Mike_1101
In this area I would say Aldi have a slight edge,...

In this area I would say Aldi have a slight edge, the shops are tidier, the products and service are also slightly better.

Only a slight difference, but enough to notice.
Forum: Radio 07-07-2014, 00:11
Replies: 29
Views: 3,443
Posted By Mike_1101
I know what you are saying but don't you think...

I know what you are saying but don't you think there should be room for some specialist shows for this kind of music - even if it is not "cool".

As for Jimmy Savile, I don't think anyone would dare...
Forum: Music 07-07-2014, 00:06
Replies: 224
Views: 6,181
Posted By Mike_1101
Not quite, a local Morrisons were treating the...

Not quite, a local Morrisons were treating the shoppers to Little Jimmy Osmond on Friday....

Some girls in their early 20s knew the words and were singing along to "Long Haired Lover from...
Forum: Music 07-07-2014, 00:00
Replies: 15
Views: 920
Posted By Mike_1101
There is a small supermarket chain in the North...

There is a small supermarket chain in the North West called Booths.

Occasionally they have "Disky" compilation CDs from Holland, I have found a few hard to find tracks on them over the years.
Forum: Music 06-07-2014, 23:49
Replies: 224
Views: 6,181
Posted By Mike_1101
I remember the 70s very well, there are some...

I remember the 70s very well, there are some modern acts I can listen to but it's a long time since I heard anything I wanted to go out and buy.

I came across this group recently - London Grammar -...
Forum: Radio 06-07-2014, 23:01
Replies: 29
Views: 3,443
Posted By Mike_1101
It was but the music wasn't all bad,...

It was but the music wasn't all bad, unfortunately the BBC won't let us hear any of it now, one extreme to the other. Radio 2 is not the place for rap music, I have heard them playing some.

As for...
Forum: Politics 06-07-2014, 22:47
Replies: 41
Views: 1,134
Posted By Mike_1101
You mean "based on an unsustainable housing...

You mean "based on an unsustainable housing bubble"? Financial speculation with other peoples' money is not the basis for a sound economy.
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 06-07-2014, 22:43
Replies: 48
Views: 2,837
Posted By Mike_1101
I worked in an office for a few months last year...

I worked in an office for a few months last year where the PCs had Vista with SP2. It wasn't as good as the W7 I use at home but it wasn't horrible.

I never used the original release of Vista but it...
Forum: Politics 06-07-2014, 22:23
Replies: 41
Views: 1,134
Posted By Mike_1101
Do we need more financial whizz-kids in the City?

Do we need more financial whizz-kids in the City?
Forum: Politics 06-07-2014, 22:21
Replies: 54
Views: 1,520
Posted By Mike_1101
What do you mean by that? If the UK (with or...

What do you mean by that? If the UK (with or without Scotland) can trade with the EU with minimal restrictions, what's not to like?

I used to support the ideas of the EU but it has turned into a...
Forum: Politics 06-07-2014, 22:14
Replies: 41
Views: 1,134
Posted By Mike_1101
"We need every school in the north to teach the...

"We need every school in the north to teach the truth about Thatcherism as a basic doctrine"

Fixed it for you.....
Forum: Music 06-07-2014, 22:05
Replies: 15
Views: 920
Posted By Mike_1101
I remember a former member of "Girls Aloud"...

I remember a former member of "Girls Aloud" releasing a CD through Tesco a few years ago. I never heard it and don't know how well it sold, I do know there were a lot of copies in their bargain bins...
Forum: Politics 06-07-2014, 21:56
Replies: 54
Views: 1,520
Posted By Mike_1101
Is this the way...

Is this the way forward?
http://www.ukipdaily.com/eu-ukraine-trade-deal-opened-gate-brexit/#.U7m1GLFYySo
"Has the EU-Ukraine trade deal opened the gate for Brexit"?

Taken from the EU - Ukraine trade...
Forum: Politics 06-07-2014, 21:38
Replies: 41
Views: 1,134
Posted By Mike_1101
A excellent place to start..... you might also...

A excellent place to start.....

you might also like to watch this short video which explains very clearly how banks actually work
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHKdxAVW-_U - this is actually true!...
Forum: Freeview 06-07-2014, 21:18
Replies: 19
Views: 1,582
Posted By Mike_1101
Receiving it in Blackpool with the usual naff...

Receiving it in Blackpool with the usual naff presentation...
Forum: Politics 06-07-2014, 21:14
Replies: 41
Views: 1,134
Posted By Mike_1101
Have a look at...

Have a look at this.
http://www.economicshelp.org/blog/5776/trade/uk-balance-of-payments/

"Deficit in Goods. Since the process of de-industrialisation accelerated in the early 1980s, the UK has had...
Forum: Music 06-07-2014, 20:51
Replies: 15
Views: 920
Posted By Mike_1101
One good thing about Woolworths was that you buy...

One good thing about Woolworths was that you buy vinyl singles VERY cheaply once they were out of the charts.

Funny how the buying public were not impressed by the vocal talent of Terry Wogan though...
Forum: Politics 06-07-2014, 20:36
Replies: 41
Views: 1,134
Posted By Mike_1101
No denying some unions were their own worst...

No denying some unions were their own worst enemies back then. if they had accepted the (very mild) proposals of "In Place of Strife" (Barbara Castle - 1969) we could have avoided the horrors of...
Forum: Freeview 06-07-2014, 20:23
Replies: 19
Views: 1,582
Posted By Mike_1101
Fine - but has QVC (or one if competitors) ever...

Fine - but has QVC (or one if competitors) ever offered really good deals on good products not readily available elsewhere for less? On the rare occasions I have seen home shopping channels they just...
Forum: Politics 06-07-2014, 20:02
Replies: 41
Views: 1,134
Posted By Mike_1101
If we can replace imports with locally...

If we can replace imports with locally manufactured goods, the unemployed will then
- earn a regular wage / salary
- pay taxes and NI contributions and pay into a pension for retirement
- be able to...
Forum: Non-platform specific satellite TV 06-07-2014, 19:46
Replies: 10
Views: 531
Posted By Mike_1101
Good deals for TNT Sat at the moment?

Has anyone bought a TNT Sat receiver from a reputable firm offering a good deal recently?

I don't want to spend "silly money" but avoid somehing cheap and nasty. I just want to buy a good HD...
Forum: Politics 06-07-2014, 19:21
Replies: 41
Views: 1,134
Posted By Mike_1101
Re-building industries such as engineering,...

Re-building industries such as engineering, textiles, computers and consumer electronics isn't "return t'pit" is it?

We were told that "services" were "the future" when globalisation started to...
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