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#2987300 Suckers!

Posted by Griff9of13 on Today, 07:13 PM

Boys, boys. Have you learnt nothing?

If you are a single man, you should never iron your shirts properly.

Otherwise, when you are out trying to chat up a top bird she will think one of three things:

1. He is married
2. He still lives at home with his Mam and Dad
3. He is a right fusspot and vain. I'm not looking for a bloke who can iron, I'm looking for one who can put shelves up

Erm, I've been able to iron properly since I was 12 (side effect of being brought up in a one parent family, my dad).

Just about all ex squaddies I know insist on doing their own ironing.

I'm not a fusspot or vain or still live with my mum. Just no excuse for looking scruffy though.

#2986728 Joel Moon Sending Off

Posted by Griff9of13 on Yesterday, 06:22 PM

Well, he's been charged with a Grade C shoulder charge (direct to the head; indirect would be a Grade B . He can submit an EGP. If he does then he would get a two match ban.

If I were a Leeds supporter I wouldn't argue about that. Take it and move on.

#2985337 Rotherham

Posted by Griff9of13 on 30 August 2014 - 08:32 AM

In this case, many many members of the 'community' knew about it (including councillors and so called community leaders) yet hushed it up and even tried to access the girls when in care.

That is outrageous and is so regardless of what other things happen by other people.

I agree with you entirely.

By that thinking let's release Peter Sutcliffe as Shipman killed more people.

I'm not sure where you got that from. :unsure:


FWIW, I think the whole business of focusing on the ethnicity/religion of the perpetrators of these despicable acts detracts from what I see is the crux of the matter: predominately the victims of the abuse were among the most vulnerable in society into whose "care" they were placed. Those who were supposed to be helping these appear to have provided precious little of this "care". It seems to me for those at the bottom of society things have hardly improved since the days of the Victorian  workhouses. 

#2985309 Rotherham

Posted by Griff9of13 on 30 August 2014 - 07:06 AM

This wasn't some pervy old neighbour (not that that isn't serious) or uncle Ernie type fiddling about, it was widespread. You are always going to get individual stories but this goes beyond that and I can not believe (but am not really surprised) the liberal left are already trying to play it down as some sort of blip - it isn't the first and I seriously doubt it is the last.

But this sort of stuff isn't confined to one religious or ethnic group: http://m.bbc.co.uk/n...hester-28855495

Which, I think, is what L'angelo is trying to say.

#2985304 29/08/14 - Leeds Rhinos v St Helens KO 8pm (TV)

Posted by Griff9of13 on 30 August 2014 - 06:44 AM

Big ups to Liam Sutcliffe and Louie McCarthy Scarsbrook.

Especially the latter, who managed to get through his MOM interview without swearing for once. :O

#2984611 Be afraid, VERY afraid

Posted by Griff9of13 on 29 August 2014 - 09:20 AM


#2983322 I Saw This & Thought Of You Lot - Insane Assylum Admitance Criteria

Posted by Griff9of13 on 27 August 2014 - 11:52 AM

when I was a psychiatric nurse, I spent some time in charge of a long term acute ward. Some of the justifications for admitting some of the older patients were outrageous and not far removed from the fascinating piece of history you have posted.


Indeed. My sister began her nursing career at Meanwood Hospital in Leeds in the early 1980s and even by then they were looking after residents who had been admitted as late as the 60s on some very dodgy pretexts. I also had two aunties who spent their entire lives in institutions, one because she was an epileptic and the other had cerebral palsy. The one with cerebral palsy was a pioneer of what we now call Para-Sports, competing in archery in the 60s and 70s.

#2978357 No one was hurt...

Posted by Griff9of13 on 16 August 2014 - 01:25 PM

With any luck it will have been from Greene King's nearby Abingdon distribution centre, and therefore nothing of value will have been lost. :D

#2976179 Foreign Office minister quits over 'intolerable' expenses rules

Posted by Griff9of13 on 12 August 2014 - 09:11 PM

Debate? Discussion? Nah. just conditioned reflexes from the tap room. I think that fact that your pals have "liked" your response proves my point. A cosy but irrelevant coterie of old codgers trotting out their prejudices to a more or less empty room

Then offer some debate and discussion then rather than sniping and snide personal comments.

#2975899 Foreign Office minister quits over 'intolerable' expenses rules

Posted by Griff9of13 on 12 August 2014 - 02:13 PM

Entering this topic is like entering a 1950s pub...a bunch of  typical last-century class-war labour lags sitting in their smoke-filled corner whining to themselves about price of mild and Woodbines whilst their working class heroes take the ###### out of them by flipping their second mansions.    :laugh:  :laugh:  :laugh:  :laugh:


Do you actually read the posts on here or just read the topic title and respond to what you imagine people would say if they conformed to your imagined image? There is often very little correlation between your responses to what has actually been said. 

#2974853 09/08/14 - CCSF1 - Leeds Rhinos v Warrington Wolves KO 2.30pm

Posted by Griff9of13 on 10 August 2014 - 06:07 PM

The photos doing the rounds on Twitter don't look too good. Unless it's a load of photoshop stuff maliciously put up to discredit him? :rolleyes:

#2974728 10/08/14 - CCSF2 - Castleford Tigers v Widnes Vikings KO 3pm

Posted by Griff9of13 on 10 August 2014 - 03:37 PM

If it wasn't over before it is now. Good stuff from Cas, but pretty poor from Widnes.

#2974456 The rise in anti semitic and anti islamic hate crime

Posted by Griff9of13 on 09 August 2014 - 09:45 PM

I think the topic is too narrow. The last decade has seen a real explosion in the media and politicians encouraging intolerance, after all it sells more papers and gets more headlines to highlight how bad those who aren't like us really are. It's not just against other races either, it's everything from benefit "scroungers" to immigrants coming here stealing all our benefits and jobs at the same time, to anything that comes from the EU while ignoring anything good, to attacking corporate greed while doing exactly the same themselves, to deliberately misrepresenting anything done by muslims, to pigeon-holing every jew as responsible for Israel's actions, to destroying the reputation of people because they don't agree with headline policies. I could go on all evening...

A very good example of it all was last year when the Daily Mail attacked Ed Miliband's dad for hating Britain for writing one line in his diary yet it was apparently not relevant that the Mail's owners around the same time were from the generation that openly supported and promoted Nazi ideals.

We're being encouraged to pick a side and hate the other side regardless of the truth that there's usually two valid sides to most things and life isn't as black and white as the numpties would have us believe. We're all humans, some of us have ancestors that got a better sun-tan than others, your choice of religion is usually down to where you or your ancestors were born. Attacking someone simply because of their religion, colour or country of birth is just as daft as hating someone because they were born a woman or blue eyed or broke their leg in an accident.

We're often encouraged to discriminate against others because we're strapped from cash, our NHS is overloaded or our country is full and cannot afford any more benefits. Unfortunately, that nice Mr Cameron made a mistake earlier this year and told the truth that we're actually a very wealthy and privilieged country. We have one of the lowest corporate taxation schemes in the world to the point that US companies are jumping ship to headquarter here rather than many tax exile countries, yet apparently it would be grossly unfair to punish companies by making our taxes the same as our other G7 competitor countries. We pay less in overall healthcare for our NHS than any other G7 nation yet the savaging of the NHS continues and the war is won in public perception that it's grossly inefficient and over-funded. We have one of the lowest population densities yet you'd think we lived in a concrete country going by the "we're full" comments of the anti-immigrant bunch. Immigrants keep our country going and have provided the backbone of our NHS and other industries for generations now yet immigrants are treated like they're ALL scrounger layabouts. We have a rising incidence of mental health problems in our country yet budgets are being cut and public perception is being directed by the government and media that these scroungers should just suck it up and stop claiming benefits. We are giving out more food parcels to genuinely needy people than ever before, people are actually starving and unable to afford to both heat their houses and eat, often neither, because of a deliberate campaign against scroungers through benefit sanctions.

And the politicians with the media that laps it up are happy to vilify every one of these groups, encouraging us to hate.

Just for the benefit of posterity, here's what Cameron said this year:
"My message to the country today is this. Money is no object in this relief effort, whatever money is needed for it will be spent. We will take whatever steps are necessary. We are a wealthy country and we have taken good care of our public finances".

That, to me at least, has to be post of the year. I don't recall seeing a better summary of our current political/media world point of view. It is a classic divide and rule approach, and it seems to be working a treat. Unfortunately. It is on the back of such divisive attitudes that the likes of UKIP thrive of course.

#2973669 Royal Mail privatisation

Posted by Griff9of13 on 08 August 2014 - 02:29 PM

"The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money to spend."

Nice to see you still marching in step with her party propaganda.

She would know all about other people's possessions, she nicked enough of the country's assets and flogged them off cheap in her time.

Oh, and she was factually incorrect, a countries money and assets belong to the country and everyone residing there. So it is everyone's money, not other peoples. But then spending money for the benefit of society as a whole and not just the benefit of a privileged few (for example the royal mail give away itself) has never been the tory way, has it?

#2973499 Random internet link of the day

Posted by Griff9of13 on 08 August 2014 - 10:36 AM

This is a brilliant reaction to the situation: Hero or villain? Man buys 23 Burger King apple pies to spite screaming child :D