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Re: In the news today

Postby icy » Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:17 pm

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Thanks. I just booked an appt with the doc on the 15th. Not sure I like the DRE examination from an embarrassment point of view, but at least it's digital, can't imagine how painful a 12" vinyl would be. ;-)

Hope all will be well for you. :bigups:
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Re: In the news today

Postby Kes » Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:22 pm

Either way, you're in a job where your politics NOW, matches the conditions that you are personally surrounded by.

Give it a few years of keeping your nose clean, natural advancement, and all that, and you might find your old politics are about to bend you over and dry rape you. At which point, you might suddenly think the Tories are the ones who are going to be fucking you the least. Who knows? People's politics in this world tend to be fluid, unless they are seriously indoctrinated with it. That applies to people who follow all parties, all the time.
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Re: In the news today

Postby fairydandy » Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:40 pm

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Yes but then your credit rating is fucked, which affects you for years.

I’m no more familiar with the reality of life on the dole as you are, but I suspect it’s significantly harder than it might appear.


I think it is. I think after a time the person becomes almost institutionalised. I was on the dole for a year in the 80's and I totally gave up, I never looked for a job, I never went to the Job Centre and then a chance meeting with a friend of a friend gave me a job that I both love and hate, but it's given me a good life. I always think of the song 'Turn A Different Corner' at this point, because life is literally like that.
 
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Re: In the news today

Postby fairydandy » Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:42 pm

icy wrote:
fairydandy wrote:
Thanks. I just booked an appt with the doc on the 15th. Not sure I like the DRE examination from an embarrassment point of view, but at least it's digital, can't imagine how painful a 12" vinyl would be. ;-)

Hope all will be well for you. :bigups:


Thanks, I'm sure it will. Funny sort of a thing to throw into the topic, but it was on the news the other day, that's what prompted me thinking about it again. Also need a cholesterol check as a colleague the same age as me just had a stroke, completely out-of-the-blue. :? It makes you think a bit harder about it all...
 
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Re: In the news today

Postby fairydandy » Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:50 pm

*another daft interlude*

I bought a printer today, because it was cheaper than buying a cartridge for the old one! More plastic to dump though! I'm feeling pangs of guilt over what we are doing to this planet! :(

....opens another can of Stella...throws aluminium can in the recycle bin. I'm such an eco warrior! ;)
 
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Re: In the news today

Postby icy » Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:07 pm

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icy wrote:
fairydandy wrote:
Thanks. I just booked an appt with the doc on the 15th. Not sure I like the DRE examination from an embarrassment point of view, but at least it's digital, can't imagine how painful a 12" vinyl would be. ;-)

Hope all will be well for you. :bigups:


Thanks, I'm sure it will. Funny sort of a thing to throw into the topic, but it was on the news the other day, that's what prompted me thinking about it again. Also need a cholesterol check as a colleague the same age as me just had a stroke, completely out-of-the-blue. :? It makes you think a bit harder about it all...

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Re: In the news today

Postby Roger » Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:27 pm

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Yes but then your credit rating is fucked, which affects you for years.

I’m no more familiar with the reality of life on the dole as you are, but I suspect it’s significantly harder than it might appear.


I think it is. I think after a time the person becomes almost institutionalised. I was on the dole for a year in the 80's and I totally gave up, I never looked for a job, I never went to the Job Centre and then a chance meeting with a friend of a friend gave me a job that I both love and hate, but it's given me a good life. I always think of the song 'Turn A Different Corner' at this point, because life is literally like that.


I read this the other day. It's horrible:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/stories-42789610

And that's the UK. In other countries you can literally go from being a successful businessman to being homeless and living on the street in a matter of weeks, often through no fault of your own.
 
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Re: In the news today

Postby Roger » Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:39 pm

This story is horse shit:

http://metro.co.uk/2018/02/04/katie-hop ... to=twitter

"Medical ketamine for a serious dislocation"? I call bullshit.
 
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Re: In the news today

Postby fairydandy » Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:00 pm

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fairydandy wrote:
Roger wrote:
Yes but then your credit rating is fucked, which affects you for years.

I’m no more familiar with the reality of life on the dole as you are, but I suspect it’s significantly harder than it might appear.


I think it is. I think after a time the person becomes almost institutionalised. I was on the dole for a year in the 80's and I totally gave up, I never looked for a job, I never went to the Job Centre and then a chance meeting with a friend of a friend gave me a job that I both love and hate, but it's given me a good life. I always think of the song 'Turn A Different Corner' at this point, because life is literally like that.


I read this the other day. It's horrible:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/stories-42789610

And that's the UK. In other countries you can literally go from being a successful businessman to being homeless and living on the street in a matter of weeks, often through no fault of your own.


I read that too. It's alarming.
 
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Re: In the news today

Postby Roger » Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:06 pm

fairydandy wrote:
Roger wrote:I read this the other day. It's horrible:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/stories-42789610

And that's the UK. In other countries you can literally go from being a successful businessman to being homeless and living on the street in a matter of weeks, often through no fault of your own.


I read that too. It's alarming.


I imagine it's lovely to be able to dismiss people like that as lefties or mummy's boys or not proper men or whatever.
 
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Re: In the news today

Postby Roger » Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:11 pm

The guy who threw the first punch works for Rees-Mogg.

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So now, based on musicalprostitute's definition, Jacob Rees-Mogg is a leftie.

Maybe its a good thing we're leaving the EU. Driving in Italy is scary enough without the possibility that a musical prostitute might be sharing the road with me, not knowing his left from his right.
 
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Re: In the news today

Postby fairydandy » Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:52 am

I can't see anything 'wrong' in men wearing make-up anyway.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-asia ... revolution

Don't they look nice! ;)

I saw a documentary the other week and I am sure they said that 60% of all South Korean adults have had plastic surgery too.
 
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Re: In the news today

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Re: In the news today

Postby Roger » Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:20 pm

Apparently you can cure it by eating broccoli :roll:
 
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Re: In the news today

Postby fairydandy » Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:40 pm

Roger wrote:Apparently you can cure it by eating broccoli :roll:


Can you cure musical prostate that easily, I wonder? ;-)
 
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