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Alf Bentley

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  1. I shall now always see you as a peperami.....
  2. I'd say: 1) British (inc. English) & Irish 2) European/Old World - with no regional identity whatsoever. I started off as a mongrel - Irish father, Northern English mother, grew up in SE - then got even more confused by living all over England plus stints abroad. - I always felt at home in Ireland, despite never having lived there. Inherited connection, I presume (1 Irish parent, 3 grandparents, 8 great-grandparents) - I remember once, in my early 20s, suddenly feeling very English after returning from 3 months in France: feeling emotional about
  3. But what's their choice of sides? What they have argued for is broad support for govt restrictions (but quicker action), a better test-and-trace system and more economic support during restrictions. They've argued that for months in parliament and the media - and they can argue until they're blue in the face, but they're facing a majority govt so won't get their way unless the govt agrees or there's a vast Tory rebellion agreeing with them. Their real choice of sides is: - Ally with Tory rebels mainly interested in fewer restrictions so as to leave us with no
  4. There could be a market opportunity there, selling handwash to Welsh alcoholics.....
  5. Luque scored a few goals in 1978, as I recall.....and looks remarkably fresh-faced for a pensioner. I did wonder if the doctor might be his son, but web sites suggest he's no relation.
  6. Your sick mind disgusts me almost as much as my own!
  7. Just sort of got my brain to accept this concept by starting at the other end..... When the last person of 23 enters the room, assuming the others all have different birthdays, there's about a 6% chance that someone will have the same birthday as that last individual (22/365.25) When the previous person entered the room, there was just under a 6% chance (21/365.25).....the chance getting a bit smaller as you work your way backwards. Similarly, with 70 people, the odds for the last person are about 19% + nearly 19% for the second last etc. And those ind
  8. Straightforward in isolation, but attempting the two in tandem would be tough to coordinate - and you'd probably lose your job as a barman.
  9. Yeah, lots of kids. But they're not here to tell the tale. They all got run over.
  10. Interesting that as many as 55% think BLM increased racial tensions - and 44% of ethnic minorities thought the same.....with the proviso that no info is quoted about precise question, sample size etc. Doesn't mean that anyone should "pipe down" about inequalities. But might suggest that organisations raising such inequalities should be a bit careful about how they do it, so as not to alienate potential support and exacerbate underlying hostility. Particularly so if, as the article suggests, other research shows there has been an increase in racism towards black and Chinese peo
  11. I haven't got the time or the data to put reasoned estimates of the pros and cons. If you or anyone else does have the data, I'd be interested in seeing it. I absolutely accept that there are cons as well as pros - and you've mentioned some of them. There will be deaths and ill health caused by lockdown, as you say (other untreated conditions, suicides due to isolation etc.). But Covid is currently killing 400+ people per day and putting the health of thousands at risk. Without lockdown, that would only increase - and I suspect that the health damage done by lockdown is on a s
  12. Yet I bet they had no problem when a Renault 17 drove up with 16 people in it, closely followed by a load of Spanish people partying in a Ford Fiesta, Tiger Woods in a Volkswagen Golf, Paul McCartney in a Beetle and a Polo driven by a mint with a hole.
  13. So the answer to the question "How was your day?" might be......."quite good", if you win it, Wymsey?
  14. I wonder who did this and what the consequences will be...... https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-55105934 "Iran's most senior nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh has been assassinated near the capital Tehran, the country's defence ministry has confirmed. Fakhrizadeh died in hospital after an attack in Absard, in Damavand county. Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, has condemned the killing "as an act of state terror". Western intelligence agencies view Fakhrizadeh as being behind Iran's secret nuclear weapons programme. He was reportedly
  15. "Coming for you"? If COVID-19 is basing its pursuit on the SPURS-16 virus, we have nothing to worry about....
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