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Stanley
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Posted -  14/11/2010  :  06:26
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belle
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Posted - 31/08/2011 : 15:04
What caught my attention today...the Jeremy Vine shows discussion on equal pay, has to be heard to be believed! Very, very sad that so much prejudice is stil alive and well in this country. I was staggered by the woman who said " I have never been paid less than men because I choose not to have children and to put my job first!" I wonder how many men would take a job on the understanding their pay would only be equal if they promised to never have children..it staggers me that this seemed reasonable to the woman in question.


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Bradders
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Posted - 02/09/2011 : 01:55
Belle ....My Daughter once mentioned to me that Jeremy Vine did a radio show for BBC2 in the afternoon , and that he was an expert in "completely missing the point " !......
I listened to it once  , and had to agree.....

I'm guessing that it is still the same, and continues to attract like minded morons to take part ......


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Stanley
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Posted - 02/09/2011 : 05:49
I occasionally switch the TV on during the day to set up the recording of a film and am often struck by the dire programmes that constitute much of 'Daytime TV'. I can only suggest that the lowest common denominator is very low indeed!

What grabbed me yesterday was seeing Jane, a childhood friend of the kids at Hey Farm. She was visiting her mother together with her two daughters. She is 47 and wearing very well ineed! She said she'd been looking at a pic I once did of them all sat on the fence at Hey Farm while Susan (same age as Jane) read Pam Ayres' poetry to them. I reminded her that she was one of the group in the front room at Hey who were treated to John Pudney declaiming two of his poems, 'The Man who repaired the Queen's refrigerator' and 'The White Rabbit'. Lovely to see a reminder from those happy days when times were hard but we all knew what we we were doing and why!

I also watched a TV programme on working long hours and the health effects. I think they might have got it wrong. Theyreckoned working long hours was the problem. Speaking as a man who regularly worked up to 100 hours a week and at one point did 40 hours in the first two days of the week for about five years, I think they are wrong. It's not the hours but the type of work and the stress that's bad for you. Once I was in the cab and on the road I knew exactly what my task was, had a timetable and was my own boss. Nobody could contact me or interfere with how I did my job. When I got to the end of the day and cut the engine that was it, no work till the next time I climbed in the motor. A big difference to nowadays where everyone can be contacted 24x7 and there is no escape. We worked hard but had autonomy. I think that may be the significant factor.


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wendyf
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Posted - 02/09/2011 : 17:58
My little three legged cat, Tinky 2, is doing amazingly well following her op., and has already started bringing little playthings home....3 rescued so far. She has occasional moments when she forgets she doesn't have that fourth leg and today she was trying to scratch behind her ear with an invisible leg. She appreciated a bit of assistance.


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panbiker
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Posted - 02/09/2011 : 20:08
Good news that Wendy, what did I say - "won't be long before she is bringing presents home" or words to that effect. Not slowed her down in the hunting stakes then!


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gearce
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Posted - 03/09/2011 : 01:43
I have just checked the profiles of  a number of 'New Members' and I am under the impression that 4 of them could indeed be the same person ...... Though I could be wrong.


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Stanley
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Posted - 03/09/2011 : 06:15
Don't let it bother you. We are under attack at the moment. You will see they vanish, this isn't an Act of God it's street cleaning. A lot of time and work goes into this.

Wendy, good! Always remember that the way to any animals heart is to scratch the places they can't reach, even if they have all their limbs!  Applies to humans as well....

Got so engrossed in the Shed yesterday I missed my afternoon sleep. That's why I overslept this morning. I shall be back in my routine today! To old for overtime.

The dropping of the charges against the nurse at Stepping Hill. I was disturbed at the time by the naming of her and publication of an image so soon in what was obviously a complicated case. It begins to look as though she has been very badly treated and is innocent. It must have been a terrible time for her and regardless of the 'truth', will blight her life. Something very wrong here. As I said at the time, the police are too keen to hold press conferences and 'inform the public'. Best if they take the old fashioned route and keep stum until they are absolutely sure of their ground. How many PR 'advisers' in the GM Police Force?


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Bradders
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Posted - 04/09/2011 : 01:55
The list of  "new members " is showing 10 obviously bogus entries at the moment.......They do not seem to be "computer generated " , but are of a more personal nature...

Are they coming from one I.P. source .....?


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Stanley
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Posted - 05/09/2011 : 06:47
Another post lost. Any new members with 'B' at the font have been buggered up by me. Doc deletes them as he clans up. I delete their posts as well. All part of the Mafia service.


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tripps
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Posted - 05/09/2011 : 08:45
Sky just had an item about a tip off as to the whereabouts of guns in South London, following the use of such weapons in the recent riots in the West Midlands. .Big Police response, with TV coverage, and four weapons recovered from the bin described by the informant.  Just a glance, but two seemed to be flint lock pistols, and one was a Verey light type pistol.  I think someone is havimg a laugh! Mind how you go.


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Bradders
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Posted - 05/09/2011 : 10:32
Blair alleged to have been "garbed in white" and present at the Baptism of one of Murdoch's children as "Godfather "........Oh Dear !


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Tizer
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Posted - 05/09/2011 : 11:58
A local newspaper in our region reports that a convenience store refused to sell a copy of The Guardian newspaper to an 9-year-old boy. The store manager claims that each paper has a bar code and that this triggered a `not fit for under-18s' warning which he says they have to obey.

"Owners of One Stop Shop in Priorswood Road, Taunton apologised after checkout staff refused to let Matthew McFarlane of Eastwick Road buy the paper, the Somerset County Gazette reports. McFarlane said: "It was quite upsetting because I really wanted to get it. I think they thought I was too young to read some bits of it, but they let other children read other newspapers." His father Rev Iain McFarlane added: "It seems ludicrous that a child should be denied the right to buy a broadsheet newspaper. We should be encouraging children to read good newspapers. "I'd want to protect my son from the likes of The Sun, but The Guardian? It's nanny state nonsense."


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Callunna
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Posted - 05/09/2011 : 12:32
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Tizer wrote:
A local newspaper in our region reports that a convenience store refused to sell a copy of The Guardian newspaper to an 9-year-old boy. The store manager claims that each paper has a bar code and that this triggered a `not fit for under-18s' warning which he says they have to obey.

"Owners of One Stop Shop in Priorswood Road, Taunton apologised after checkout staff refused to let Matthew McFarlane of Eastwick Road buy the paper, the Somerset County Gazette reports. McFarlane said: "It was quite upsetting because I really wanted to get it. I think they thought I was too young to read some bits of it, but they let other children read other newspapers." His father Rev Iain McFarlane added: "It seems ludicrous that a child should be denied the right to buy a broadsheet newspaper. We should be encouraging children to read good newspapers. "I'd want to protect my son from the likes of The Sun, but The Guardian? It's nanny state nonsense."


Actually, I stopped buying The Grauniad a few years ago because I was fed up with its clever clever smutty smirky take on life.

Just because it's supposed to be intellectual they think they can get away with saying rude things - like a poor stand-up comedian resorts to swearing and mentioning body parts to cover up the fact that they don't have any original material.

I don't know whether it still does, but it also used to have a fair sprinkling of the F word in it and I would not like a young reader to think that was normal and acceptable.

This might make me sound like a prim and proper prude (those who know me will confirm this isn't the case Wink) but I still think we should try to set a good example to young children.

So I can understand why the barcode suggested it wasn't suitable for a 9-year-old and I don't think it's a case of nanny state mentality. If you don't have some kind of check, then you can hardly complain when society goes off the rails.

Edited by - Callunna on 05/09/2011 12:36:20 PM


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tripps
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Posted - 05/09/2011 : 13:39
The only time I ever bought the Manchester Guardian was on April 1st 1977, and I fell hook line and sinker for the classic April fool joke based on the mythical islands of San Serriffe.  (Worth a google). I got very indignant at the idea that there was an advert from its university for a professor of moonbeam studies.  Naive, or gullible ? - I've never trusted anything in a newspaper since.Smile

Edited by - tripps on 05/09/2011 1:40:27 PM


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handlamp
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1100 Posts
Posted - 05/09/2011 : 15:22
Four or five years ago I was daft enough to purchase the Guardian and found the writing therein so vulgar that I daren't even bring it in the house. Like Cal; I can only agree with the indication of the bar code.


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