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Everything posted by quilp

  1. John Wright would be head Prefect.
  2. Wrong. Old style meters still being made and available. Twit...
  3. Poor kid. As well as being slapped about the head and puddling the floor, us kids would be giggling at the spectacle. And then him, standing alone in the playground in piss-wet shorts. Can still picture it now. Like some dreary Ken Loach film.
  4. There was a lad at the old St. Mary's who would certainly fit the bill. Thing is, in those days the nuns who taught class there decided the best way to deal with the funny noises and outbursts was to knock fuck out of him. The slaps around his head and legs would sometimes make him piss his pants. He'd be quiet for a while but inevitably, the process would start all over again. Only lasted a couple of terms, never saw him again.
  5. What's this about a smuggled mobile..? Oh dear.
  6. That review didn't come across as "ripping" the kid apart. Rather, it gave an informative backstory regarding the influences on, and of, her parentage, her ADHD, Aspergers and life-long complications due to other mysterious neuro-psychological 'afflictions.' Can her view of the world really be considered as simplistic or child-like? That little head of hers is a busy one. She has become revered by many (including the pope, no less!), and that reverence is being (not unexpectedly) exploited by 'interested' parties. For that reason what lies beneath her world-wide exposure shouldn't be beyond scrutiny and contradiction. As you say, she is a child but is she being allowed to have a "simplistic child's view of the world"?
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    Breakfast Clubs

    "working families" it says. It's another, 'could be' announcement about "potential new plans" for a new strategy. A nice idea and possibly an action where it's needed. If, or when it ever gets off the ground, what's not to like? Something positive being implemented for those they work for.
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