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    Interesting News Snippets

    Does anyone agree that there is a need for forum space to mention all those things that are of interest in the short term but, would not necessarily sustain a half a dozen or a dozen comments.

    For example: Yesterday was the last day of the Six Nations rugby competition. Only of interest perhaps, to few on these Forums. I'd like to have placed a reminder but couldn't find the last Six Nations subject, so didn't bother.

    Another example: Lord Neuburger, President of the Supreme Court mentioned that it was desirable that people should not be prevented from venting their often frustrated opinions on contentious issues for fear of condemnation. He thought that commentators who were opposed, were inhibited by the prospect of disapproval, from discussing rascism, homosexuality, ordination of females etc.

    My Six Nations snippet was that it was a generally good result. Ireland won (by points difference) the Six Nations title from England. England won the Triple Crown and France was beaten ! Result.
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    And Wales struggled home third - a definite result!!

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    and here's another interesting news snippet - everything you've always wanted to know about earwax

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-26527266
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    That's a great piece ! I frequently go excavating for ear wax and think frequently about its inefficiencies. When you're digging you are also pushing - not good.

    So, exercising the jaw by eating and speaking assists the expulsion of ear wax ? If thats the case my wife never should have any!
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    I was considering spreading some nice set honey on a slice of crusty bread but got some reason have gone off the idea completely.

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    Charlie

    Much as we all suspect - you're a sensitive soul. Instead, try some peanut butter.

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    Thanks John - I settled for marmite.

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    Over prescription of antibiotics has led to a situation of antibiotic resistance. Frequent use, leads to more use and so effectiveness is much diminshed. This is now a serious problem. At some time in the future even simple infections may not respond to antibiotics.

    Help is on hand in the shape of honey. It has for some time been known that honey has pronounced anti bacterial properties, its prime asset is, that it is known to deal with infection by way of a multi layered attack.

    England's Chief Medical Officer, Sally Davies, recently said that antibioric resistance is one of the most potent threats to health.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Green View Post
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    91Regal

    That's a great piece ! I frequently go excavating for ear wax and think frequently about its inefficiencies. When you're digging you are also pushing - not good.

    So, exercising the jaw by eating and speaking assists the expulsion of ear wax ? If thats the case my wife never should have any!
    How to get conflicting pieces of advice from medical professionals.
    I suffer alot with ear wax and my nurse said every few weeks flush your ears out with olive oil.Don't put anything like cotton wool in them,just pour straight in and leave it to flow out along with any debris.The next nurse said don't do that ,plug the ears up with cotton wool- oh well.
    Regarding antibiotics,it actually is quite frightening to think along the lines of them become useless ---War of the Worlds anyone -little bacteria killing off the bigger guys.
    I have always thought that it will be something like bacteria that will wipe us out or at least cull the human race once we outgrow and stress this planet,as long as we don't push a big red button first.

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    Trumper

    In view of your wax problem, would it be germane to change your tag from 'Trumper' to 'Ear Trumpet' ? .......and talking of brass instruments, how about sneezing into a trombone?


    http://www.BBC.CO.UK/news/blogs-maga...nitor-26611171
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    Has anyone heard of something called Waxoyl ? I think it is an automotive product. I wonder - in passing - whether it would be of any use for the subject under discussion ?

    Trump. Would you like to investigate on the grounds that you appear to be one of the more audibly challenged ?

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    Or aurally perhaps. With a not dissimilar problem I was given the olive oil advice about 10 years ago and haven't had the problem since.

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    I suffer from "Selective" hearing, funny how it only kicks in when the wife speaks....Should I WAX lyrically now..
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    Charlie,

    I mentioned WaxOyl because if there was any corrosion present I'm led to believe that this product would deal with it as well as the wax occasionally present in the ear.

    Are there any ENT specialists who are members ? Do you dispense free advice ?

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    John

    I think your request for an ENT specialist has fallen on deaf ears.....anyway, here's something for the guy with a big opinion of himself

    http://www.BBC.CO.UK/news/magazine-26480358
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    My newspaper carries an article about gender preferences for children. This is linked to a drive to encourage more children to pick up a book and read. Some specialists have asked that book publishers should not differentiate gender preferences by their choice of book jacket.

    This hasn't fooled the little ones. Boys are buying only those books that appeal to them and girls the same. What's that I can hear ? Stating the bleedin' obvious. Quite.

    I have two girl grandchildren who are so thoroughly girlie girls - thank goodness, that most of their lives are dominated by things all pink and frothy. That's the way it should be.

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    Quite so. My grandson is certainly not pink and frothy!
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    Keep smiling - it's never as bad as you think!!

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    [QUOTE=John Green;21 most of their lives are dominated by things all pink and frothy. That's the way it should be.[/QUOTE]
    Not ALL things Pink and Frothy John, would you like to re phrase that bit?.
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    I just noticed 2 adverts on the Forum, one was for SCREWFIX, and the other was a Divorce Lawyers Firm, funny how each compliments the other.
    Well done Webbie, or didn't you notice?.....
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    Re 19

    Jim, don't mention it to a soul ! None of us know just when the info might come in useful.

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    Hi John, I thought the Divorce Firms Ad may well be of use, to U Know Who, soon...........Does Webbie put these specific Ads on here, knowing somthing we don't?.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Green View Post
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    Jim, don't mention it to a soul ! None of us know just when the info might come in useful.
    Don't know about SCREWFIX John, wouldn't know what to do if it were handed to me on a plate.
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    I don't know what others think? It pretty much speaks for itself. Fixing a screw? It has a certain, shall I say ring, to it ?

    I don't think screws break so one really can't fix them.

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    Re 21

    Perhaps Webbie runs a dating agency. Makes sense.

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    There are few limits to human ingenuity. My commuting motorway is the M27 - when it is working. When it works it is very slow, that is, the bit between Portsmouth and Southampton and a bit further. When it is not working, which is usually every day especially when wet, it is very slow, in fact, very often stopped.

    Caroline Dinenage the able and seductive MP for Gosport, mentioned the matter of the M27 in the House complaining rightly about daily congestion occuring on the 25 mile section of the road between Portsmouth and Southampton, a journey that should take no more than about 20 minutes but, frequently takes one hour.

    It is said that road commuters from the Jute (New) Forest area around Lymington avoid the worst of the congestion by catching the Lymington ferry to Yarmouth, I.of W, then hopping a taxi or bus to Ryde, boarding the fast hovercraft to Southsea and then making their onward connection.

    All of which seems a bit extreme but, according to interviews with commutors actually works. Stephen Hammond, the Transport Minister, says that a scheme is being prepared which will allow use of the hard shoulder during busy times. Well, that's an excellent typically British solution.

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    This may surprise some. There is a rather magnificent statue of Alan Turing, mathematician and cryptographer in Surrey University, Guildford.

    George Osborne, Chancellor, has announced that there is to be founded a new center of excellence in computer science and data analysis. This center will be called the Alan Turing Institute. An amount of £42 million will be used to fund the new Institute which will be located within one of our major universities - to be decided.

    In view of past events was there ever a more worthy expenditure of taxpayers cash ?

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    There is news that Ebbsfleet on the North Kent coast is to be the site of a new garden city presumably on the lines of Welwyn and others.

    This must be a second new beginning for Ebbsfleet which is reputed to be the place where England first became established around 450 AD. It is recorded that Ebbsfleet was the location for the landing of two Danish or North German traders named Hengest and Horsa who, arriving from Jutland; present day Denmark and North Germany, together with their followers, established one of the first permanent settlements.

    Raiders from Jutland had been engaged in profitable hit and run raids along the South and East coast of England for the preceeding two centuries and had established small settlements few of which had proved to be permanent.

    For Ebbsfleet, the wheel turns a bit of a circle !

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    Breaking news. I see that there has been a closure.

    Does anyone know what the objection was ? Was it 'Swedish' or 'voyeur' or both, in the same title !

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    Don't know John, but Moggy only shuts the doors when things are said that youngsters on the Forum can read and understand. It would therefor appear to be "Unforumable" Now theres a new word for you.
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    Has anyone yet seen the 'budgie/cat' TV ad ? If that doesn't turn you into marshmallow I don't know what will.

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