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  1. woolley

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    Of course. But we weren't talking about the system. We were discussing the people who work within the system and their wide-eyed credulity when it comes to dealing with the activities of the less scrupulous or feral members of society. Highly paid, sharply dressed lambs to the slaughter who think they know better than everyone else, but who in fact bring the system into disrepute. Out on the street, living on your wits and instinctive animal cunning are more suited to the way of things, and far better evolved for the purpose, than a degree in law. This is why we have so many serial offenders.
  2. woolley

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    A midget to live in each house.
  3. woolley

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    I demand a second opinion...!
  4. Hmmmm. You often quote large extracts from it without even crediting the source. To me, a person's actions speak louder than their strenuous protestations to the contrary. Of course the Barclay brothers bought it for a reason, and that reason may well be the one that you cite. However, they are probably almost as old as you and harbour similar delusions about the power of newspapers today. It's OK though. It's a good business and it makes a handsome profit.
  5. I'm "on" the joy of living. That's all I need and I recommend it to you. Just wake every morning and soak up the wonder of everything around you.
  6. woolley

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    Sorry, I disallow any amendment.
  7. It really isn't. Perhaps 35 years ago the press had the public in thrall but, rather like trade unions, they are a busted flush nowadays. You need to stop pushing that one. Barely a 5 million daily circulation and approaching 50 million potential voters. And just because you take everything that your chosen organ tells you as gospel, this doesn't mean that everyone else does likewise. https://www.statista.com/statistics/529060/uk-newspaper-market-by-circulation/
  8. Hadn't heard that before. There is Lazy Corner at the top of Summer Hill. Must have been a lot of Lazy things about back in the day.
  9. Not to mention the Soldier Dick. https://www.soldierdick.co.uk/ Or the Dyke Neuk if you happen to be Dutch.
  10. So now there is a phone number to book your legal abortion in the Isle of Man, but you still have to go to the UK to get it. So now it's amended again: http://calmiom.org/2019/05/24/update-to-the-iom-abortion-services-story/?fbclid=IwAR3QH0J7VwJHEn8bdolwyInovY5c-LXyzwYyVCmMR0fPHCyKKwQ6lRBvZb0
  11. There's a pub in Ambleside called The Unicorn with a nice picture of one on the sign. Maybe they used to keep unicorns on the land there.
  12. John. It's not going to happen. There isn't a majority for it in Parliament. It is a europhile Parliament by and large and, although a managed no deal would probably be the superior solution in the long run, they simply will not allow it to pass. Not to play by the EU rules would crack the veneer of unity that the 27 have managed to hold together under Article 50. However, MPs will push for another referendum, and I wouldn't be surprised to see one early next year. They have had four years of Project Fear to wear the population down. Four years of deaths of people with long memories and four years of easily brainwashed youngsters attaining the age of majority. They might swing a narrow result for remain. That, or a general election from which absolutely anything could emerge. What a mess!
  13. woolley

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    Very often they are not just keeping a straight face. I know advocates who defend these characters and who actually believe the barefaced lies that come out of their mouths. Some judges are the same. These people in high places are some of the most credulous of people. They live in ivory towers and the doings of the lower orders simply don't impinge on their lives. They are, therefore, ready to believe the most unlikely hard luck stories presented to them. The scum are well aware of this. They put on the "poor me" act and run rings around these very intelligent but street wisdom deficient individuals. It's a major problem.
  14. So Theresa Mayhem is finished says the UK.
  15. woolley

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    Doesn't surprise you though, does it? Too many idle hands looking for things to do.
  16. So are we all roasting our gonads with the wifi as we write?
  17. I agree wholeheartedly with this. Not because it would make one iota of difference to the global climate - it would be like the wind resistance caused by a fly hanging on to a train - but because it would be good for habitat and conducive to improving the environment.
  18. woolley

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    Nutters put them there. Nutters destroy them. It does have a certain symmetry.
  19. Yes. Anyone can be a "tit", but for it to become a "tit for tat" takes (at least) two. Just put the point you are making and refuse to be derailed. If someone is being a "tit" then one concise put down is usually enough to satisfy honour and that way it doesn't turn into page after page of inane insults. Some of the loudest protests about this behaviour seem to come from the worst offenders. Obviously they become so wound up by it that they become blind to their own conduct. Simply don't engage!
  20. True to say that it's certainly on the up. Don't tell Murphy.
  21. There's gratitude for you. After he visited her in hospital and took flowers too.
  22. It's Freggy with one of his "I'm the only one who ever goes anywhere or does anything" posts. I spend a lot of time on the continent and I'm on record here as saying that I love European cities in all of their architectural splendour and diversity of fare, entertainment and culture. I am sad to see their distinct traditions being slowly homogenised in many ways. For avoidance of doubt, the comment about sprouts was intended to be humorous.
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