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|Dangerous cladding on high rises|
at 12:01 23 Jan 2021
Just reading this: https://www.theguardian.com/money/2021/jan/23/cladding-scandal-flat-owners-bills and wondering why the house builders aren’t on the hook for the cost of remedial work?
If fire breaks and alarms are missing and cladding is dangerous, surely it should be done to the company that built these building to fix it?
Yet instead of that, leaseholders get the privilege of paying one for the shoddy flad and then again to fix it – how’s that fair?
And isn’t it in the hosuebuilder’s interest to put this all right too? I mean who’s buy a new build in a any kind of block now? You’d have to mad to innit?
|thread for old netflix hands: shows to avoid|
at 08:37 12 Jan 2021
Feels like we've run through all the obvious ones and are now taking fliers on lesser-known shows. So it seems reasonable to list the ones *not* to bother with.
For instance, we started 'Snowpiercer' last night against my better judgement, but mrs ullaa liked the look of it. I think it'll be plop based on the first episode.
|Quantifying how dangerous the new variant is? |
at 20:37 4 Jan 2021
Has anyone read anything in detail about personal safety measures re the new variant? Ie, if we were told to stand 2 metres apart before, is it likely the advice might need to change? Or is it too early for that sort of info?
|Petition for partially sighted sports people |
at 10:20 4 Jan 2021
Some people with imperfect eyesight are unable to compete in sporting events for the blind because their site isn't bad enough, even though they would stand no chance in able-bodied events.
Sorry if this is overly niche or personal, but this probably describes my football mad son who has albinism (which means he has 6/30 vision or in other words, what he sees at 6 metres is equivalent to what a 'normal' person can see at 30 metres).
For now, aged 7 he keeps up with the kids in the park or in football club, but I'm guessing soon, they'll start to leave him behind.
Any support appreciated - thanks!
at 13:44 27 Dec 2020
Wierd how they've gone from great to plop - I see they even managed a new record in crapness. And despite spending all that money last year.
|Parents: how are you keeping Christmas fun this year? |
at 09:28 22 Dec 2020
Not being able to to see people is really taking its toll. If I'm not careful, my ugly mood is gonna bring everyone down and we'll just end up on the xbox all day slowly going crazy. Keep trying to think of fun creative stuff, but coming up blank.
|No deal Brexit what ifs|
at 18:06 11 Dec 2020
Just seen a story about the navy putting 4 ships on the job of protecting British waters and his fishies. But what happens if the French fishing boats push on regardless and things get nasty? What force would the navy deploy and what response would the French make? Basically how far could it escalate in theory?
|look at me|
at 17:35 8 Dec 2020
At 7 pm, I head off to rejoin the world of footy to play in a trial for a "seniors" (bludy cheek) football team.
Very nervous and hoping there are plenty of scouts watching as although I'm 46, I've never really used my body for much, so there should be plenty in the tank for the professional game. baby steps though. Must remember not to smoke in front of the coach.
|Covid in London seems to have gone crazy all of a sudden|
at 15:58 8 Dec 2020
Totally unscientific, but most of my kid's school are off now, heard of a secondary school completely closed and hearing the same thing from multiple families. Even the local streets seem quiet again. Got a bit real all of a sudden. Talk of tier 3 next week - might not be such a bad thing.
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