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  1. On ‎5‎/‎4‎/‎2018 at 5:49 PM, Zepfan2001 said:

    I always considered the Eagles were the closest in relation to Zeppelin out of the 70s classic rock bands. Joe Walsh seems like a character but no, he is a real person. Probably the most stand-alone member of the Eagles, Joe Walsh is the odd one out, the most adventurous, the most daring, the most prolific. 

    Nah, the Eagles are more soft/country rock, middle of the road or aor even.

  2. 22 hours ago, IpMan said:

    Damn Steve, you ARE old! BTW, George V was no Henry VII who was no Edward I who was no Alfred the Great.

    Really old, George V must have died about eighty years ago, thinking SAJ is on wind up..

  3. 50 minutes ago, SteveAJones said:

    Why am I watching this first Millennial Royal Wedding? The groom just showed up unshaven. The bride wants to walk herself down the isle to prove what a progressive, modern woman she is. This thing is starting to make me nauseous.  

    Come on admit it Steve, you're a secret royalist 😉

  4. 14 minutes ago, paplbojo said:

    I say again, it is not a question about hope for recovery. It is a question about who calls the shots. The parents were literally physically prevented from taking the child they brought into this world out of the hospital and to Italy, where the baby had been made a citizen and doctors were ready to go on standby to try experimental treatment. The parents wanted to do it as they said life is worth fighting for. That the NHS simultaneously said no and would not allow the baby to leave the hospital while removing life support and saying "there is nothing more we can do" could be the plot of a horror movie, or an action movie in which the father breaks in guns blazing to get his boy. Guess who people watching that film would be rooting for.

    Just to further show how little the doctors, or health care experts as you put it, knew about the disease, the doctors who were making the call said the baby would only live a couple hours after life support was removed. Evans lived another few days. Sounds like a fighter. 

    First, I am very happy that your kid is getting the help he needs, and I wish him all the very best. I hope he has a successful surgery and full recovery.

    I will also say that, as has been mentioned many times, in many ways, in many places, there ain't no such thing as a free lunch. Your neighbors are paying for it. 

    Think what you like, I'm finished with this.

  5. 7 hours ago, mknopfler said:

    That poor kid, his parents are the only ones who should make any decisions regarding his health. State run medicine is an abomination, they ruin everything they touch. The government could take over a whorehouse on land they already owned and still lose money. Government has no business deciding the fate of people's children, that should alway's fall to the parents.

    You don't know what you are talking about. We have a fantastic health care system. My son for example he is type 1 diabetic he gets free insulin, he was recently extremely ill, he now needs a kidney transplant and is on the list for a double Kidney and Pancreas transplant that will be free too, so while he is waiting for that he is on  Kidney Dialysys three times  a week also free. 

  6. 10 hours ago, paplbojo said:

    The parents wanted to take him to Italy to try experimental treatment. Italy had given him citizenship so they could try. The state said no, removed him from life support and simultaneously would not allow the parents to take him to Italy. I think it was an atrocity. Whether or not you think the child was going to die anyways is unimportant, the question is who is in charge of a baby in England, the parents of the child or the State.

    I know what happened, the story was on the local news everyday for months. There was no hope of recovery, continuing care was pointless. It was not the state that removed Alfie's care it was the opinion of health care experts. If it had been my child I would have asked for the care to have been removed months ago. This may sound harsh but there is no point in trying to give life to a "cabbage". 

  7. 6 minutes ago, paplbojo said:

    Surprised there hasn't been a mention of Alfie Evans...not a good look for state-run healthcare. 

    Sorry but you are wrong, the NHS did all they could for Alfie Evans. Continuing Alfie's care was futile he had a degenerative brain disease, his brain had wasted to almost nothing. Sadly the decision to remove palliative care was the right one. 

  8. 14 hours ago, Strider said:

    Simultaneous reading these three, depending on my mood.


    In 2016, I read a lot on World War I, in 2017 World War II. This year I am revisiting the Vietnam War.



    Dispatches, a great read, borrowed that one from a friend in about 1976/77. 

  9. On ‎5‎/‎15‎/‎2018 at 4:01 PM, Zepfan2001 said:

    Renting out extra property is the next best thing and very profitable.

    Profitable it may be but it has a downside. Where I live not so many years ago every house was owner occupied, then a small number were bought up by a few people who put them up for rent. The house next door being one of them and a couple of others nearby. Some of the people whom have rent/ed them have been a nightmare, the woman that currently rents next door to me being one of them. I have tried my best to be polite and courteous to her but she is just a horrible nasty piece of work, she should not be living here, no way could she afford the deposit for a mortgage to live here.  Landlords should be more selective in who they rent to instead of letting to people that belong on a council estate. Rental properties just lower the tone of the neighbourhood.

  10. 4 hours ago, kingzoso said:

    This is my random thought:  say that you have some extra money to spare (rent, food, clothing, etc... not withstanding), what would you buy?  

    Me, personally, I have bought and spent thousands of American dollars on everything from about almost 100 different Led Zeppelin T-shirts,10 different Rush shirts and 3 Dvds 7 Dio shirts and live Dvds, Judas Priest Dvds, Deep Purple Dvds, Iron Maiden shirts and Dvds and Saint Louis Cardinals shirts and hats.  Not to forget about 10 Samsung Wireless Chargers.  All within the past 6 - 8 months.  

    All this and I could buy double what I just posted and still have extra money to spend.  

    Is this a good thing or not?

    Edited to add:  I could afford to travel to any Nation in the World and have a great time (even by Myself), however I seem to have a serious phobia of flying..

    What else is worth buying?

    You could buy a house/apartment. Owning your own property is the best thing you could ever do.

  11. 6 hours ago, DanelectroGod said:

    Just wondering, has anyone else noticed ads on Facebook selling unlicensed Zeppelin T-shirts? I’ve seen one where Robert was photoshopped in one with the lyrics to Thank You on it. 

    Today I seen an ad that features all of Robert’s solo album covers on them. Wondering if Robert’s management is aware of this, or how to let them know


    I'd say so what, nobody has to buy them. So long as the T itself is of good quality who cares if the motif is pirate..

  12. 7 hours ago, ebk said:

    This is my issue, too.  I have the Unread Content page bookmarked and when I open it cold, it takes forever.  Usually, I use the Back Button when I'm finished in a thread to go back to the Unread Content list and it's not as slow as going in cold.   

    This is a recent development...and it's a pain... 

    Another thing that niggled me, when Unread Content replaced New Content, after pressing the back button the thread just read was no longer there. The next upgrade gave an option of checking the "Everything" option in "Read  Status" which does go back to where you were, but why, I just want to go back to where I was without that extra tiny little bit of effort.  If something works why change it...

  13. 4 hours ago, rm2551 said:

    I've never had a problem with the forum here. Are you guys sure it's not a localised issue? Your carrier??

    Not my carrier, I only have a problem with loading Unread Content, the other sub forums load just fine. This is a recent problem, it's annoying because it's how I view this site.

  14. 8 hours ago, ebk said:

    Seems like the Unread Content page is loading faster tonight - yay!!  Thanks to whoever stepped in - Sam??  

    It's still very slow for me, but I have a solution, two browsers open so I can go back and forth while one or the other is loading.

  15.  "Shredding" is a relatively recent term "late 80s/early 90s ?", the first guitar player  to be a so called shredder would be iirc Yngie Malsteem (however his name is spelt). Tuneless noise if you ask me, just a horrible style, nothing clever about it at all..

  16. Things to do whilst waiting for "Unread Content" to load.                                                                                                                                                     

    Make a cup of tea.

    Roll a joint.

    Walk up the village and back to get a newspaper, packet of skins, bag of sugar etc.

    Wash the car.

    Mow the lawn(s).


  17. Tonight's the night, can Liverpool hang on to their three goal advantage when they face Roma in the second leg of the Champions League semi final. It would be a tragedy if Roma do to Liverpool what they did to Barca in the QF. An early goal from the Reds should surely seal a place in the final, the road to #6 is on. But this is Football and anything can happen. Like the cliché says "Football, it's a funny old game [innit]".....