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  1. For this thread, it's irrelevant whether he was an anti vaxxer or not. Many vaccinated people have died of/with Covid but that doesn't prove anything. 

    If you liked someone who has passed away, comment on here. If you didn't like them or possibly want to have a dig at their views; don't. Put it in the politics section. 

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  2. 4 minutes ago, Tommygilf said:

    *insert Joke about Scarborough having lots of ex cons being housed there*

    There is a Rangers pub on the main hill in Scarborough iirc.

    It is a good point you make though as people sometimes don't realise how wide the base of the LUFC fanbase is. Its particularly relevant to this discussion with it being hard to draw direct relation between the crowds for the football club and RL club.

    Not to mention areas like Kippax or Garforth etc etc which, while still Leeds postcodes I think, doesn't automatically mean they will support LUFC.

    Skipton has a Bradford postcode and there aren't swathes of Bradford city fans there for example.

    I used to work in Scarborough for a few years and they call people from West Yorkshire 'Wessies'.....as though it's like London or something. 😆

  3. 1 minute ago, Eddie said:

    Halifax, Huddersfield, Oldham and Rochdale too for me. I’m not sure about Barrow, but would love to know more. 

    Yeah I was once on the train to the GF and a load of Rochdale FC supporters got on. When they noticed a lot of RL fans they started mumbling to each other about the RL side 'damaging our pitch'. So yeah, they can go in the black book too.

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  4. Just now, Tommygilf said:

    I always find it hilarious for my Trin and Cas supporting mates who say "we all hate Leeds" etc. on a Friday night watching their team Vs Leeds who suddenly become the world's biggest Leeds lovers on Saturday afternoons at Elland Road...

    I live in Bradford. But the number of Leeds United supporters I know is completely ridiculous. Absolutely loads just in my circle of friends, dozens - and they mostly slag #### out of Bradford City too! Most have supported them since the early 70's through thick and thin, so are pretty dedicated at least. 

    I also know plenty of lads from Scarborough who support them too. There seems to be a big bunch of Leeds and Rangers fans in Scarborough oddly enough.

  5. 9 hours ago, nadera78 said:

    I get the point, but actually see it from the reverse angle. I've lived in Singapore for 2.5 years now, where drug use happens but is contained to private settings. On my two trips home to London in that time, the smell of weed was ever present; from middle class residential streets to council estates. And you only have to go to a football ground to see loads of men - of all ages - coked up to the eyeballs. Drugs use is open and it is brazen, and everybody seems to simply accept it.

    I'd agree completely. I used to take a bit of drugs when younger so aren't pointing the finger morally. But you wouldn't have dared brazenly smoke a joint outdoors (unless maybe in a remote field perhaps). Now I see lads strolling past the big police station near me openly smoking a joint. I remember people getting sent down for being caught in possession of a joint!!

    And coke? Once the preserve of Eric Clapton or Freddie Mercury is now common as dirt. 

    Nobody can convince me it hasn't increased massively because I remember what it used to be like. 

  6. I don't have anything against football as such, I casually follow it occasionally and love stuff like the Euros or World Cup.

    But I always hope Wigan Athletic, Hull City and a few others do rubbish. This is because their fans have actively rubbished RL (in the case of Wigan, bitter and twisted) and whilst it might be childish, I have disliked them ever since. 

    NB I know there are randomers who are fans of both. 

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  7. 16 minutes ago, henage said:

    Moving on from my ghost story ........

    I have twice used a Ouija board ? .

    Same estate different house plus I was older 15/16 ish .


    I messed around with that once but it was definitely a case of people arsing around and moving the glass! 

  8. 1 hour ago, bowes said:

    I used to read Fortean Times (I think it's still going). It's interesting in that it's very much written from an agnostic position about the unexplained stories told rather than from a position of trying to say it's all definitely true. It leans slightly more towards skepticism when it comes to alien abductions (and if it reports on the more outlandish conspiracy theories it's very much a case of look at these crazy people).

    I remember that but had totally forgotten about it. Wonder if it is still going? 

  9. 14 minutes ago, Maximus Decimus said:

    I was sort of talking about this on Friday to my class when teaching them about meteorites.

    As a 12/13 year old, I used to have an unexplained phenomenon book that I loved and I pretty much bought into all of it. It was only as I got older that I realised they were pretty much all nonsense and a result of people wanting to believe things.

    All apart from the Tunguska blast,  which is about the only thing in the book that actually happened.

    I remember a magazine called The Unexplained, which I used to get free as a bit of a perk from my paper round. (not stealing it!) This was around 1980/81 and I used to have quite a few of them. I recently saw someone I know buying them on FB. He wouldn't say exactly what he paid for them but I wish I'd kept hold of them now. 

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  10. 45 minutes ago, Robin Evans said:

    Nothing.... absolutely nothing of such note has ever happened to me. No aliens, ghosts, unexplained jiggery pokery...  

    Several yonks ago when I was doing my nurse training, I was doing bank nursing work at rovrum General.

    The last phase of the new build had been built over the old moorgate hospital and housed the care of the elderly wards. One Friday night two nurses in separate and independent incidents were frightened by something they described as a see through image .... a spectre....a ghost on the concourse between two wards. They were frightened sh itless.

    The following night I was on duty down there so I thinks..."reight.... I'm having some o' this ghosty thing" so I had my sarny and a mug o' tea in there instead of going to the canteen. Nothing. Bloody Nothing. What a waste of afe n hour

    Ah ... that was the time a ginger bloke was spotted round Moorgate hospital dressed up in nurses uniform. Witnesses say it was truly terrifying. 

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  11. 31 minutes ago, Maximus Decimus said:

    I suffer from sleep paralysis which is what a lot of abductions etc are put down to. I can certainly see how somebody might confuse it with something worse.

    I read a great collection of essays a few years ago about the likelihood of alien life out there, and it certainly changed my thinking. Most of us take for granted the idea that intelligent life is out there and is probably quite prevalent. One essayist made a very good argument for why this might not be the case. 

    Another essayist also made the point that if we did encounter an alien culture it would almost certainly be in the form of technology due to the distances and time involved. After all, any civilisation that encounters us would meet a probe of some sort, why would we expect aliens to be any different?


    What is the connection between sleep paralysis and thinking you have experienced an abduction? 

  12. 6 hours ago, graveyard johnny said:

    their marriage broke down - in court Alvin said during every argument she refused to STOP shouting , LOOK at his side of the argument  or LISTEN to his point of view 

    I thought it was more to do with her not wanting to go to his flat and groove on the mat, that really caused the rift. 

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  13. 37 minutes ago, henage said:

    House i was born in was very very cold 

    Bottom of stairs we had our coats hung up .

    I use to sit on bottom step amongst the coats to keep warm whilst my mam switched on gas fire and got breakfast ready

    Twice I looked up the stairs and right on the very top step was a young boy/girl around my age at the time 6ish 

    When I told my mam 20 years after my sightings she said a youngster had died in the house ..... Strange ....

    This is an area which will rely on people believing what is said or not. By which I mean, some people will dismiss such tales, others will passionately believe them. 

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  14. 2 minutes ago, Adelaide Tiger said:

    Just been watching an old episode of the Australian music quiz Spicks and Specks - our favourite Aussie show - that ran for 7 series from 2005 and was possibly the first Aussie show hosted by RL lover Adam Hills.

    During the final credits it showed an old clip of a ‘pop’ group singing their own song to the theme of Skippy the Bush Kangaroo along with the original cast of Skippy - which I can still proudly name - but it also showed a young female character and I was knocked bandy when I realised it was a young Liza Goddard in the cast.

    I am old enough to have watched Skippy back in the day but I could not remember her character in the show.

    She married Alvin Stardust, I remember that much. She tended to play 'jolly hockey sticks' type characters IIRC 

  15. 37 minutes ago, Desert Skipper said:

    I always find it amusing that Aliens apparently go to the effort of travelling millions of light years across the universe, just to play an intergalactic game of knock and run. And if you don’t want to be seen, at least switch off the coloured flashing lights 😆

    Who can tell? Very strange people those alien types

  16. 4 minutes ago, Futtocks said:

    Not the only time Shaun's signed up for some made-up nonsense TV. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you... "Ghost Hunting with the Happy Mondays"! Note: this is not one of Alan Partridge's programme pitches to Tony Hayers of the BBC.


    Obviously my first thought was what he was on when he saw many of his sightings. He said once there was some weird lights floating around but they were explained away by it being from Salfords Ground. 😆

  17. Just watched a bit of a 'mysteries' type programme about UFO"s, with Shaun Ryder of all people.

    But it got me thinking, has anyone on here been abducted by aliens or anything exciting? Or think they have seen one?  

    Edit: other random unexplained stuff welcome. 

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  18. 45 minutes ago, Desert Skipper said:

    Training your brain to react differently is a big part of the battle. If current methods aren't working for you, try understanding why the brain functions as it does and how to make it more resilient.

    There's a wonderful book that's also fun to read called 'The Chimp Paradox'. It's not specifically aimed at Depression, but helps you work on controlling how your brain responds to negative stuff. I'd recommend the audio book, personally. It's narrated by the Psychologist himself, Steve Peters, and he has a nice down to earth Geordie tone which makes it more relatable (than say an American professional narrator). It's not technical, it's very easy to understand with all the analogies he uses.

    Some other useful stuff to look at (if you can stomach it) is the subject of ACT (acceptance and commitment therapy). A guy called Stephen C Hayes (who I think has done some TED talks and the like) has published some good workbooks on the subject. 

    A big part of the chimp and ACT stuff is also accepting that life can and will be poop, despite the apparent perfect lives of everybody else on TV and Facebook etc . It's all about helping your brain handle the poop so you can enjoy appreciate the good times. Getting off social media a bit more wouldn't do any harm!

    The most important thing is to realise there's no quick miracle fix, it's something you have to work at and revisit:


    Thanks for that but beyond general moans and groans, I don't currently have any MH problems as such. Appreciate the reply though.

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  19. 1 minute ago, Gerrumonside ref said:

    Do you bottle up your problems?

    No. I can say exactly what is on my mind and always have done. I have no problem standing out from the crowd or whatever. 

    I've tried actual therapists and found it to be not for me. That's just how it is. I appreciate it might help others though. 

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