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Stanley
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Posted -  11/01/2009  :  06:04
New Year, new topic. If you want to see the old one do a forum search for same title but 2008.


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Stanley
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Posted - 24/01/2009 : 05:22
Same is happening here Maz. 2million unemployed at the moment, could be 3million in twelve months, nobody knows for sure. All that is certain is rvidence that the economy is sliding faster than anyone thought and of course the statistics lag behind, we are still working on November 08 returns. Not good to say the least.


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Julie in Norfolk
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Posted - 24/01/2009 : 08:17
G-d bless Tony Benn. Invited onto the Today programme to discuss the Beeb not putting out the appeal for unds for Gaza, good old Tony gave out the information himself. What on earth is the Beeb doing, impartiality my *rse.


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Posted - 24/01/2009 : 12:15
The  moral stance taken by the BBC over the Gaza Charity appeal seems somewhat at odds with their publicity over  the return of J Ross, esq, the foul mouthed, over paid bully whose antics have devasted a family!! Nolic


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thomo
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Posted - 24/01/2009 : 13:25
Yes, Wossie is pretty near the top of my please "Bog  Orft" list, I do not think he is funny, witty or even mildly entertaining. And i'm sorry "Comrades"!  the once right orrible Anthony Wedgwood is also on there. As for Gaza, perhaps their brothers in the middle east would be better employed helping to re-build it instead of funding the proposed mega-mosque in London, and the 20 million that Godron has pledged for them could be better used here.


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Stanley
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Posted - 24/01/2009 : 13:41
Jules.... I heard him and he was brilliant. Especially the biblical quotations, 'Suffer the little children....'

The BBC are spending so much time peering up their own bottom they are losing the plot. Did you see the report the other day that they have banned local radio station shows aimed at ethnic minorities who might not speak English from broadcasting in the people's own language? The reason given was that as the people who have to vet the output don't speak the languages they can't be used.


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thomo
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Posted - 24/01/2009 : 14:25
Then they should find someone who can speak the language in question and vet them thoroughly as well, and give these people what they want. And, do it before they complete what is already a very comprehensive communication system of their own.


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frankwilk
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Posted - 24/01/2009 : 14:57
"and the 20 million that Godron has pledged for them could be better used here" 

You mean the £20 million he/we borrowed to give to Gaza ?
We still behave as though we have millons to give away. The £100 million that was going to be spent on Ka Ka would be a good start from the brothers !!!!!!



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Tizer
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Posted - 24/01/2009 : 17:02
Got a letter from a bank the other day offering me a credit card with £10,000 limit. Nothing changes. I remember my first card which had a limit of a few hundred quid, probably in the 1980s. It stayed that way into the 1990s until I bought a couple of PCs on it to start up my business and I needed to get the limit raised to about £1500 (PCs were expensive then). I wanted to use the card simply to get the extra consumer protection it provides. We pay of the bill every month in full and don't owe anyone money, but the credit limit just continued going up and up. I don't even know what it is now. But that's were it all went wrong, not just in American sub-prime mortgage loans. Bank marketeers acting like drug pushers.


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Bodger
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Posted - 24/01/2009 : 22:10
One of the reasons we came to live in Ireland, 1968, was that our children in school in Hyde, Cheshire, were having to say prayers/ etc. to suit other ethnic children ?,there were also problems with drugs etc, and without i hope upsetting anyone, we prefered if our children married into a white community, today if i went to live in a Muslim country would they accomadate my childrens Christian faith?, we are non Catholic, but our children were educated in convents through the Gaelic language, it was never a problem, they had a good education, and were never subjected to any social abuse. The only time that there was a problem was in around 1972, the local parish priest aked me and other local non Catholics   to read from the Bible in the local parish church as an eccumenical get together, it was refused by the Bishop of Tuam, the head buck cat for the area, he said that allowing non catholics to read from the pulpit would be a sign of a weakening of the catholic faith, we were only four non catholics, but bloody hell, we must have a lot of faith if the bishop  thought we could convert the locals


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Stanley
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Posted - 25/01/2009 : 05:42
Tiz, my two cards are the same, I could buy a new car tomorrow. I rang them once and pointed out that I didn't need this limit but it never got altered so I rang them both again and asked them to put a flag on to refuse and request for more than £100 and they bith say they did it but I bought the new screen with one of the cards and it was a shade under £200 and no bother. Like you, I pay it off as soon as I have spent it and only use the facility for the nprotection it gives me.


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Julie in Norfolk
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Posted - 25/01/2009 : 10:15
We've done the bird watch thing this morning and from a garden normally teeming with all manner of wildlife - zilch! zero. nothing. nil. b*gger all!

Not a sign of the great tits, blue tits, long tailed tits, chaffinches, black birds, starlings, robins, wrens and woodpeckers normally seen in abundance.

Rain must have stopped play.


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frankwilk
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Posted - 25/01/2009 : 10:56
Rain stopped and wind dropped first birds 3 Blackbirds



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Stanley
Local Historian & Old Fart


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Posted - 25/01/2009 : 16:08
Sod's Law Jules......


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Julie in Norfolk
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Posted - 25/01/2009 : 19:08
One dove all morning! We went to Norwich after and got a Norwich map with 4 different ages on it. Current day; 1920, 1899 and 1840 ish. Steve's rellies are there around the castle in 1841 and further afield in 1911 with a litle soujourne to Gt Yarmouth in the middle.


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Stanley
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Posted - 26/01/2009 : 07:06
What a useful map! Nothing shows the development of a town better than a range of maps. I'd like to see a country wide search of the archives by archivists and every estate map they have should be put online. Just think what a resource that would be. Befor the fist edition OS maps the only accurate maps were those on deeds and estate maps.

Whatever the truth behind the current allegations that peers have tried to get money for supporting amendments to  legislation (and it looks decidedly dodgy, the accusations have a ring of truth) they has done a service in that they have flagged up that the Lords should be under the same rules as Parliament and there is the interesting question as to what sanctions there are against the offending peers should they be found to be guilty. You can't sack a peer..... 

I see the first green shoots of action on regulation of the financial world, I heard someon arguing this morning for a version of the Glass-Seagall act in the UK. Good! It was the erosion of this US legislation that first opened the flood-gates of de-regulation which is the root cause of what happened subsequently. If similar legislation had been in force, many of the shady practices that grew in the name of 'financial engineering' would have been illegal. This is where we should be going now and just you wait for the flood of bankers arguing it is a bad idea.


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