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Stanley
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Posted -  14/11/2010  :  06:26
NEW VERSION TO MAKE IT EASIER FOR MEMBERS WITH SLOW CONNECTIONS TO CONNECT.

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Bradders
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Posted - 20/01/2011 : 23:46
Herb ...Yes  I do have a response to the "original comment " ...

I actually agree with the sentiment of Frank's post......I too think in terms of the "thin end of the wedge"......This has been a knee-jerk reaction on the part of Government...although that in itself is not quite correct , as it has been a long time coming !

Catty has got it  right , in as much as the current generation of binge drinkers will not be put off by price ...... it's the next generation that need to be educated.

As for me taking THREE goes at giving an answer......

I toned it down TWICE  ! (fortunately)

What a gift  ......"Herb, we don't do grown up thinking !!!!!!! "

You couldn't make it up  ..........eh!


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Stanley
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Posted - 21/01/2011 : 04:48
Modern pet foods grew with the meat processing industry, their biggest input is waste from the processors. Look in the igredients for 'meat derivatives' of 'protein granules'. Used to be used in cattle food as well, hence BSE and NVcjd. Recycled cheese and fats still used for some human food. Ersatz mozarella cheese for pizzas and what they call 'baker's shortening'.


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Posted - 21/01/2011 : 10:11
When I had a temporary job in the Asda supermarket in Accrington in the late 1960s stacking shelves we were allowed to take home any cans missing labels. If you got canned meat you were never sure who it was meant for!


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catgate
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Posted - 21/01/2011 : 10:40
THis morning my attention was drawn by the following :-

 

http://dizzythinks.net/

http://www.oldholborn.net/

A fairly good summation of why we are where we are at this moment in time.


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frankwilk
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Posted - 21/01/2011 : 11:14
Oh my God, Cat you will be ex-comunicated for that link lolol



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Tizer
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Posted - 21/01/2011 : 11:36
...but he'll be hung, drawn and quartered and then ex-communicated if anyone see the bits about the fat man!


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catgate
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Posted - 21/01/2011 : 12:25
I see that since I posted the original links Dizzy has put up another analysis. This time of "Dave's" cage of exhibits.

What hope does this country have???? It is truely the blind leading the blind. 

One other thing that is becoming apparent is the fact that the House of Parliament canteen has stopped lacing its tea and coffee with potassium bromide.  It seems as though there is more time spent on extra-marital affairs than on what we are expected to believe is the real reason d'etre for the Westminster Circus.


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belle
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Posted - 21/01/2011 : 13:18
What I ask myself when lookng at the people who "lead" our country.. is "why do we stil have layer of ageing, 'middle class' types, mostly male, who would look at home in any creaking secondry school staff room, one thinks of suit trousers with shiny seats, women with hornrimmed specs and little hats perched on their perms, folded newspapers and briefcases, guffawing clowns who try to be popular with everyone, opinionated conversation hoggers who lower their voices to sound more authoritarian..but most of all one thinks of small mindedness.........

Edited by - belle on 21/01/2011 1:21:38 PM


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catgate
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Posted - 21/01/2011 : 14:22


quote:
belle wrote:
What I ask myself when lookng at the people who "lead" our country.. is "why do we stil have layer of ageing, 'middle class' types, mostly male, who would look at home in any creaking secondry school staff room, one thinks of suit trousers with shiny seats, women with hornrimmed specs and little hats perched on their perms, folded newspapers and briefcases, guffawing clowns who try to be popular with everyone, opinionated conversation hoggers who lower their voices to sound more authoritarian..but most of all one thinks of small mindedness.........

Edited by - belle on 21/01/2011 1:21:38 PM

You missed out halitosis and piles 


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gearce
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Posted - 22/01/2011 : 03:05
Where was the proof-reader?

Today my daughter received a commercially produced card wishing her a "Happy 40st birthday"


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gearce
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Posted - 22/01/2011 : 03:45
I received some "junk mail" this morning, among which was a catalogue announcing "Catalogue sale now on" ...... I got mine for nothing


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Stanley
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Posted - 22/01/2011 : 04:48
Belle. One of the oldest questions in the world. It's because you still think you're young! To me they all look like moon-faced young sprogs.

I saw what looked like a step on the back of an ambulance yesterday. Exactly the right place, rubber-ribbed grip mat on the top surface. Problem was that there was a notice on it: 'THIS IS NOT A STEP'. Quite confusing...


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Posted - 22/01/2011 : 11:36
Stanley, perhaps the notice is so that if someone does use it as a step and falls down the NHS can aviod paying compensation!

Gearce, as a publisher I can tell you that they don't use proofreaders anymore. Sad fact but all down to saving money.

A commentator on the Today programme this morning said it was interesting that all that the tabloid newspapers would say about the Andy Coulson `News of the World' affair was "It's over with, there's nothing more to say" - the reason being that all the tabloids were up to the same mischief of tapping phones.


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catgate
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Posted - 22/01/2011 : 11:42


quote:
Tizer wrote:

A commentator on the Today programme this morning said it was interesting that all that the tabloid newspapers would say about the Andy Coulson `News of the World' affair was "It's over with, there's nothing more to say" - the reason being that all the tabloids were up to the same mischief of tapping phones.

I have wondered on one or two occasions if the actual tapping was done by the police and the "unofficial outlet" was the private detective (or whatever he was), or perhaps both parties were in it together.


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Stanley
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Posted - 23/01/2011 : 07:21
I first heard about Echelon type activities thrty years ago and since then have always borne in mind that nothing is gusranteed privacy once committed to telephone call, email or even private radio networks. It is all accessible if someone really wants to get in. Anyone who gets caught in this way is either stupid or badly adviced. Remember the tampons?

Tiz, I have no doubt that you are right about the step. 

What caught my attention today is the latest round of fire sales to raise money. The national forests and the canals. Both just the tip of a great iceberg of social structure and  equally capable of long term serious damage if they are sold off to the highest bidder. See Harold MacMillan speech:

Stockton is widely supposed to have likened Margaret Thatcher's policy of privatisation to 'selling the family silver'. His precise quote, at a dinner of the Tory Reform Group at the Royal Overseas League on 8 November 1985, was on the subject of the sale of assets commonplace among individuals or states when they encountered financial difficulties: 'First of all the Georgian silver goes. And then all that nice furniture that used to be in the salon. Then the Canalettos go.' Profitable parts of the steel industry and the railways had been privatised, along with British Telecom: 'They were like two Rembrandts still left.

[from Wikipedia. Read the whole piece because he back-pedalled slightly afterwards]


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