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Hate to put it under "Minor News", but, as I'm sure many have heard by now, the one and only Meatloaf has left us. 

 

I just don't understand it, he looked so healthy...

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...apparently he was anti-mask, so don't look for him during the "In Memoriam" section of the next Oscar telecast.

 

This is a picture of a meatloaf:

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Sorry, I'm hungry. I love meatloaf, and I enjoyed Meatloaf in a few movies and I enjoyed a few of his songs. Okay, just two movies and one song. But, it was a hell of a song (no pun intended). 

 

Rest in peace, Mr. Meatloaf. And remember kids, leftover meatloaf makes great sandwiches. You can find this and other yummy recipes at my blog, King Kitty's Kitchen

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On 1/18/2022 at 12:51 PM, Macnamara said:

why the hell were they using THAT font of all fonts?

 

they should trace it back and find out who decided to use that font in the first place

Save the Children will stop using font designed by disgraced paedophile artist Eric Gill in its branding

  • Save the Children to drop use of Gill Sans typeface from its branding in 2022
  • The font was designed by disgraced artist and paedophile Eric Gill in 1928 
  • BBC dropped use of Gill Sans last year following complaints from its audience 
  • Gill hit headlines this week after protestor attacked one of his London sculptures

By Jacob Thorburn For Mailonline

Published: 00:21 GMT, 15 January 2022 | Updated: 10:24 GMT, 16 January 2022

Save the Children bosses have agreed to drop the font that was originally designed by disgraced artist and paedophile Eric Gill from its corporate branding.

The children's charity confirmed it would no longer use its logo featuring the Gill Sans typeface, that was designed by Gill himself and released for public use in the UK from 1928.  

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10404771/Save-Children-stop-using-texts-designed-paedophile-artist-Eric-Gill.html

Thank God he didn't invent a cure for childhood cancer.

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NHS Staff Throw Their Uniforms at Police Outside Downing Street in Protest Over Vaccine Mandate 

 

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2 hours ago, RobSS said:

I've never known a PM to be so loathed.

 

It's almost like the general population are being conditioned/coerced into voting Labour at forthcoming elections. 🤔

 

Because "Tories = bad" thus "Labour = good"

 

I know it wouldn't make much difference whichever party was in power, in May 2022 we have our first council elections in Birmingham since 2018, and while many people are unhappy with the way the current Labour council is running (ruining?) the city, with such 'toxic feeling' towards Boris and the current Tory government, people are going to end up 'tricked' into voting Labour again. Same goes for the neighbouring borough of Sandwell, over the last couple of years it was looking like the Tories were beginning to mount a 'breakthrough' to end the Labour party's 40+ year control of the council, but people will head to the polling stations again and vote for Labour candidates because "Boris is a liar".

 

Now imagine what would happen if we ended up with yet another 'snap' General Election this year?

 

That's the only way that SIR Keir Starmer will get to be Prime Minister, by conning people into voting Labour because "they can't do much worse than this Tory pile of shit".

 

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1 hour ago, Grumpy Owl said:

 

It's almost like the general population are being conditioned/coerced into voting Labour at forthcoming elections. 🤔

 

Because "Tories = bad" thus "Labour = good"

 

I know it wouldn't make much difference whichever party was in power, in May 2022 we have our first council elections in Birmingham since 2018, and while many people are unhappy with the way the current Labour council is running (ruining?) the city, with such 'toxic feeling' towards Boris and the current Tory government, people are going to end up 'tricked' into voting Labour again. Same goes for the neighbouring borough of Sandwell, over the last couple of years it was looking like the Tories were beginning to mount a 'breakthrough' to end the Labour party's 40+ year control of the council, but people will head to the polling stations again and vote for Labour candidates because "Boris is a liar".

 

Now imagine what would happen if we ended up with yet another 'snap' General Election this year?

 

That's the only way that SIR Keir Starmer will get to be Prime Minister, by conning people into voting Labour because "they can't do much worse than this Tory pile of shit".

 

 

The political left vs right is a sham, I agree. I voted once after I left school, but haven't voted since the early 80's.

 

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3 hours ago, RobSS said:

I'm praying Boris Johnson does a u-turn on mandatory vaccines for the NHS

 

how does that help everyone else if the NHS gets a free pass whilst everyone else is still jabbed?

 

no i think its better that the NHS is first in the firing line of the jabs as they are the people dishing them out

 

this way they can self examine their own behaviours (which many people in the NHS desperately need to do) and then lead the fight back

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36 minutes ago, RobSS said:

 

The political left vs right is a sham, I agree. I voted once after I left school, but haven't voted since the early 80's.

 

 

And this is the other part of the problem. A large majority of people are that disillusioned with politics it means they can't be bothered to go and vote. In the meantime, the 'diehard voters' continue to go and vote for Labour or Conservative, because that's what they've always done. The turnouts get smaller every year, but its the majority of those votes that count. It truly is a 'tyranny of the minority'.

 

I'm 45 now and have voted at every election I have been able to since I was 18. I may not vote Labour or Conservative, but at least I have made a stand, and my 'wasted vote' counts more than those who can't be bothered to go and vote.

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Just now, Grumpy Owl said:

 

And this is the other part of the problem. A large majority of people are that disillusioned with politics it means they can't be bothered to go and vote. In the meantime, the 'diehard voters' continue to go and vote for Labour or Conservative, because that's what they've always done. The turnouts get smaller every year, but its the majority of those votes that count. It truly is a 'tyranny of the minority'.

 

I'm 45 now and have voted at every election I have been able to since I was 18. I may not vote Labour or Conservative, but at least I have made a stand, and my 'wasted vote' counts more than those who can't be bothered to go and vote.

 

Who would you recommend voting for?

 

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10 hours ago, Grumpy Owl said:

I'm 45 now and have voted at every election I have been able to since I was 18. I may not vote Labour or Conservative, but at least I have made a stand, and my 'wasted vote' counts more than those who can't be bothered to go and vote.

i have removed my name from the electoral register, imo if everyone who was 'disillusioned' did this the effect would be felt at Parliament and the local level.

 

 the 'mass effect' can be applied to all issue i recognise however the additional bonus for me being de-registered is that i am not granting a mandate and as i am not registered i am theorectically not bound by political decisions

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On 1/22/2022 at 6:30 AM, KingKitty said:

Hate to put it under "Minor News", but, as I'm sure many have heard by now, the one and only Meatloaf has left us. 

 

I just don't understand it, he looked so healthy...

d76b3577a1a1f21e6558ef9a6e205f8f

...apparently he was anti-mask, so don't look for him during the "In Memoriam" section of the next Oscar telecast.

 

This is a picture of a meatloaf:

Meatloaf.jpg

Sorry, I'm hungry. I love meatloaf, and I enjoyed Meatloaf in a few movies and I enjoyed a few of his songs. Okay, just two movies and one song. But, it was a hell of a song (no pun intended). 

 

Rest in peace, Mr. Meatloaf. And remember kids, leftover meatloaf makes great sandwiches. You can find this and other yummy recipes at my blog, King Kitty's Kitchen

Yes I saw him back in the day ,put on a dam good show,another one gone,there's  not too many left of my ilk

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2 hours ago, zArk said:

that i am not granting a mandate and as i am not registered i am theorectically not bound by political decisions

You may not be bound by them but you are certainly affected by them

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2 hours ago, zArk said:

the 'mass effect' can be applied to all issue i recognise however the additional bonus for me being de-registered is that i am not granting a mandate and as i am not registered i am theorectically not bound by political decisions

If anyone want's to win a seat in Federal politics here it would be easy, all you would have to do would be to change your name by deed pole to None Of The Above and get yourself on the ballot paper and you would romp home, I have been seriously thinking about it ,but our electoral commission is absolutely corrupt. We have preferential voting here which is bullshit and just designed to keep the main parties in power .Twenty or thirty years ago a fellow was doing the rounds on the news stations how to fill in the ballot papers in such a way that you didn't have to distribute preferences and the vote was legal, he was thrown in jail after the second interview two weeks before the election and let out two weeks after with no charge, the election when One nation got a following and a couple of seats in the upper house scared the shit out of them,  the next time the elections came around we voted the same way so no preferences went to the major parties, three days before the elections the electoral commission changed the rules ,therefore anyone that voted in that manner their vote was classified as null in void.

So what I'm saying is if you go to all the trouble of changing your name ,then the associated bank accounts title deeds with regards to property etc etc then register with the electrical commission ,I'm sure the bastards would do something about it

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17 hours ago, RobSS said:

'm praying Boris Johnson does a u-turn on mandatory vaccines for the NHS... he might not even be PM soon.

 

I've never known a PM to be so loathed.

You haven't seen ours then

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On the subject of NHS workers...

 

Inside mouldy council flat branded 'worst in Birmingham'

An NHS hospital worker and her blind mother are desperate to be moved by the council with mould and damp growing in every room of two-bed flat in Kings Heath

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From: https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/inside-mouldy-council-flat-branded-22804172

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An NHS worker and her blind mum forced to live in a mould-covered flat have branded it one of Birmingham's worst homes.

The healthcare assistant said their 'hellhole' home had damp and mould growing in every room of the two-bed property in Kings Heath.

And the 44-year-old, who works at a major Birmingham hospital, said the "unlivable" conditions had deteriorated over the last five years.

Mould grows on the walls, ceiling and doors in the living room, bathroom, kitchen and both bedrooms, she said. The property has been repainted - but mould continues to return, she added.

"Our council flat must be in one of the worst states in Birmingham," the NHS worker, who has worked through the pandemic, told BirminghamLive.

"I feel extremely let down by the council. I can't cope any more, my anxiety is through the roof and I'm not sleeping. We need to be moved. We've put up with this for long enough."

It does look quite stomach churning to be honest (and this comes from someone who has had their own minor problems with mould in the past). But who is to blame for this?

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The pair were blamed for causing damp conditions in the flat through poor ventilation when cooking and drying clothes following a contractor report commissioned by the council last year.

However, she refuted that claim and said windows were open.

"To make it worse we were blamed for causing the damp through cooking and drying washing, but we keep the windows open," she said.

"Apparently there was no water penetration through the walls (in the report). We were told it must be us as no other flat are like this in the block.

"A lot of them (the flats) are privately-owned now with work being done on them. But ours is council-owned and no-one has bothered."

Well she might claim that windows were left open, but I would agree with the findings of that contractor report.

Mould forms as a result of wet/damp air in combination with poor ventilation. I know this because I had this at my old property, where I was drying my washing indoors (during the winter when I couldn't put it outside) but failing to open a window to provide some ventilation.

When I noticed the mould forming, I dealt with it myself - cleaned it all up using thin bleach. Once I started properly ventilating that room, it never came back.

But to allow that flat to get into the state pictured, well words fail me. And the resident is supposedly someone who works for the NHS, just goes to show that medical school doesn't teach common sense.

And yet it is all somehow the council's fault?

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22 minutes ago, Grumpy Owl said:

On the subject of NHS workers...

 

Inside mouldy council flat branded 'worst in Birmingham'

An NHS hospital worker and her blind mother are desperate to be moved by the council with mould and damp growing in every room of two-bed flat in Kings Heath

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From: https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/inside-mouldy-council-flat-branded-22804172

It does look quite stomach churning to be honest (and this comes from someone who has had their own minor problems with mould in the past). But who is to blame for this?

Well she might claim that windows were left open, but I would agree with the findings of that contractor report.

Mould forms as a result of wet/damp air in combination with poor ventilation. I know this because I had this at my old property, where I was drying my washing indoors (during the winter when I couldn't put it outside) but failing to open a window to provide some ventilation.

When I noticed the mould forming, I dealt with it myself - cleaned it all up using thin bleach. Once I started properly ventilating that room, it never came back.

But to allow that flat to get into the state pictured, well words fail me. And the resident is supposedly someone who works for the NHS, just goes to show that medical school doesn't teach common sense.

And yet it is all somehow the council's fault?

You need plasterboard insulated ones on the market. Not cheap granted but affordable with a little bit of saving. Dehumidifier and venting. 

 

Get a painter and decorator to clean the mould off with beach then paint the damp stains with anti damp paint. 

 

The picture above looks worse than it is I would guess.

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21 minutes ago, Fluke said:

You need plasterboard insulated ones on the market. Not cheap granted but affordable with a little bit of saving. Dehumidifier and venting. 

 

Get a painter and decorator to clean the mould off with beach then paint the damp stains with anti damp paint. 

 

The picture above looks worse than it is I would guess.

 

There are more pictures in the link. I don't know how anyone could let this get that bad for so long.

 

One comment on the article suggests this has become so bad that the whole property will need to be stripped back and refurbished. But somehow this is the council's fault?

 

I'm pretty sure that instead of the council 'apologising' for this, the tenant must be in breach of tenancy conditions, for allowing this property to get into such a state.

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