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Postby Colin B » Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:40 pm

Colin B wrote:The columns mark the entrance to the old town hall
Mister Moon wrote:It's nice that they at least decided to keep them.
I hate it when they steamroller over everything with no respect for historic locations or details.


A less-cropped view showing more of the columns:

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Postby Mister Moon » Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:49 pm

Colin B wrote:
Colin B wrote:The columns mark the entrance to the old town hall
Mister Moon wrote:It's nice that they at least decided to keep them.
I hate it when they steamroller over everything with no respect for historic locations or details.


A less-cropped view showing more of the columns:

High Street 2017-10-20 005 [Crop Red].JPG


I found this on Google Street View.

Where would the second photo fit here ?



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Postby Colin B » Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:09 pm

Mister Moon wrote:I found this on Google Street View.

Where would the second photo fit here ?


Going through the columns, & looking down the 'tunnel', you'd see the entrance with the Borough Market - Chartered 1268 sign above.
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Re: Modern Life is Good-ish

Postby Colin B » Tue Feb 25, 2020 1:32 pm

Grandparents do try to pass on the wisdom of their experience to the younger generation.

When one of my granddaughters lost her job, I advised her to 'sign on' in order to get the unemployment benefit.

The way I understood it, if you've been working & paying tax & National Insurance, you would qualify for that.

The only stipulation was that if you left your job voluntarily, there was a 6-week wait before you got the benefit.

I was wrong !

She soon found out that there is no 'unemployment benefit' these days !

All benefits come under the umbrella of 'Universal Credit' !

She filled in a long form that wanted to know everything about her situation.

Then they told her she didn't qualify for any payment because her "funds didn't warrant it" !

If only she'd made sure she spent all her income on partying, she'd have got it !

Daft, I call it.
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Postby John » Tue Feb 25, 2020 3:34 pm

Colin B wrote:Grandparents do try to pass on the wisdom of their experience to the younger generation.

When one of my granddaughters lost her job, I advised her to 'sign on' in order to get the unemployment benefit.

The way I understood it, if you've been working & paying tax & National Insurance, you would qualify for that.

The only stipulation was that if you left your job voluntarily, there was a 6-week wait before you got the benefit.

I was wrong !

She soon found out that there is no 'unemployment benefit' these days !

All benefits come under the umbrella of 'Universal Credit' !

She filled in a long form that wanted to know everything about her situation.

Then they told her she didn't qualify for any payment because her "funds didn't warrant it" !

If only she'd made sure she spent all her income on partying, she'd have got it !

Daft, I call it.

It is a flawed system. So in other words if you've done the responsible thing and saved up a bit, you don't deserve to claim any money off the state? Are they saying you should spend your own money first before you're eligible? It stinks.

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Postby Colin B » Tue Feb 25, 2020 4:00 pm

John wrote:It is a flawed system.
So in other words if you've done the responsible thing and saved up a bit, you don't deserve to claim any money off the state?
Are they saying you should spend your own money first before you're eligible?
It stinks.


It sure does !

Anything introduced by Iain Duncan Smith isn't going to help the general public in any way.

Just reduce government spending !

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"Ooh no, you've got it all wrong !
Universal Credit will bring all the various complex benefits under one simple system !
Simple because we won't pay out as much !
Everyone's a winner !"
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Re: Modern Life is Good-ish

Postby elvislady » Wed Feb 26, 2020 6:43 pm

I think its terrible, You pay into the system, You cant even claim any money when the shit hits the fan!

Here are a few historic buildings In Manchester...Still there I loved seeing them when I visited last weekend.
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Postby elvislady » Wed Feb 26, 2020 6:47 pm

One of 5 Impressive buildings In Manchester. Library at the bottom.
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Re: Modern Life is Good-ish

Postby Colin B » Thu Aug 13, 2020 8:17 am

Contacted my doctor by letter with a minor problem.

Next day, the surgery rang to explain they were sending a text with a link.

Clicked on the link & followed instructions which included taking close up & distance photo of the problem area using the phone & clicking 'send'.

That evening the doctor rang me to tell me he'd made a diagnosis & prescribed some antibiotic steroid cream which I could collect from the chemist today !

Such service !

Modern life can be good !
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Re: Modern Life is Good-ish

Postby Colin B » Thu Aug 13, 2020 8:29 am

Colin B wrote:There was a computer at The Massachusetts Institute of Technology:

End of Civilisation Predicted by Massachusetts Institute of Technology.JPG



I don't think that will impact on me too much, but some of you younger types might be a tad concerned !

However, it goes on:

Civilisation Prediction - for 2020.JPG


That 2020 bit is more worrying, especially as it seems to be accurate !


I posted that on 7th January, before the current pandemic had taken hold !

Kinda creepy, huh ?
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Re: Modern Life is Good-ish

Postby John » Thu Aug 13, 2020 8:40 am

Colin B wrote:Contacted my doctor by letter with a minor problem.

Next day, the surgery rang to explain they were sending a text with a link.

Clicked on the link & followed instructions which included taking close up & distance photo of the problem area using the phone & clicking 'send'.

That evening the doctor rang me to tell me he'd made a diagnosis & prescribed some antibiotic steroid cream which I could collect from the chemist today !

Such service !

Modern life can be good !

That's the way it is now. Hope the problem area wasn't on a particular part of your anatomy. You could get had up for sending such photos.

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Re: Modern Life is Good-ish

Postby John » Thu Aug 13, 2020 8:42 am

Colin B wrote:
Colin B wrote:There was a computer at The Massachusetts Institute of Technology:

End of Civilisation Predicted by Massachusetts Institute of Technology.JPG


I don't think that will impact on me too much, but some of you younger types might be a tad concerned !

However, it goes on:

Civilisation Prediction - for 2020.JPG

That 2020 bit is more worrying, especially as it seems to be accurate !


I posted that on 7th January, before the current pandemic had taken hold !

Kinda creepy, huh ?

Eeeek!

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Re: Modern Life is Good-ish

Postby Colin B » Thu Aug 13, 2020 8:46 am

John wrote:That's the way it is now.
Hope the problem area wasn't on a particular part of your anatomy.
You could get had up for sending such photos.


It was my left foot.
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Re: Modern Life is Good-ish

Postby John » Thu Aug 13, 2020 9:25 am

Colin B wrote:
John wrote:That's the way it is now.
Hope the problem area wasn't on a particular part of your anatomy.
You could get had up for sending such photos.


It was my left foot.

Even that could be dodgy. There are foot fetishists around.

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Re: Modern Life is Good-ish

Postby Mister Moon » Thu Aug 13, 2020 10:17 am

Colin B wrote:Contacted my doctor by letter with a minor problem.

Next day, the surgery rang to explain they were sending a text with a link.

Clicked on the link & followed instructions which included taking close up & distance photo of the problem area using the phone & clicking 'send'.

That evening the doctor rang me to tell me he'd made a diagnosis & prescribed some antibiotic steroid cream which I could collect from the chemist today !

Such service !

Modern life can be good !


Yeah but... don't you miss the closeness of a doctor... of a live doctor ?


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