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Assisted Death

Jun 24, 2019 - 9:57 AM - by minks
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I don't even know where to put this, I am not grieving I am just needing to get this off my chest. Be warned I may ramble...

My husbands Aunt is in the hospital, she has terminal cancer, 3 kinds in fact, bone being 1 kind and it is extremely painful for her.

2 weeks ago she opted for assisted death. Paperwork is all in place, and tomorrow she meets her maker (so to speak). She told my husband 2 weeks ago, she is in so much pain, and does not want to linger and... [Read More]
    9 Replies | 85 Views


Jun 23, 2019 - 10:18 AM - by spot
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The BBC has started making reference to the LGBTQIA+ community.

This is beyond unsayable. I have tried reeding the passage aloud and whether I use the letters or the full text (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex or asexual and others) it screws up my sentences.

From now on I'm going to quite legitimately add myself to the acronym as an undecided, and the term for... [Read More]
    3 Replies | 84 Views

BRAKING BAD :so what do you think?

Jun 23, 2019 - 8:53 AM - by gmc

I think the judge was quite right. She was part of a "throng" crossing the road, in a car you would stop the the way was clear not sound your horn and push your way through expecting them to leap out your way it's no different if you are on abike. Even if the lights are at green you do not proceed unless... [Read More]
    6 Replies | 82 Views

Distasteful lip filler

Jun 10, 2019 - 12:51 PM - by spot
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"Do you also think it's horrific and offensive when women dress up as witches on Halloween? Why not? Real women were persecuted as witches!"

Handmaid's fail: Kylie Jenner faces backlash for themed party
Well... [Read More]
    8 Replies | 371 Views

Gene Wilder RIP

Jun 10, 2019 - 11:26 AM - by spot
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What a pleasing actor he was over the years. The first time I saw him act was as a doctor throwing caution to the winds with an Armenian sheep. His talent was clearly extraordinary.
    11 Replies | 288 Views

It's a dark day in Australia

Jun 05, 2019 - 11:54 AM - by magentaflame
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The Australian Federal police Raided our national broadcasting company offices yesterday. a couple of days before raided the home of a prominent journalist (completely different matter) I keep saying "it has begun" I knew this government would do this. Something is very wrong . When the polls put Labor ahead and the new PM says "this is a miracle" because even he didn't think he had a chance. Now we have have an extreme right wing/religious nutter government that raids the... [Read More]
    17 Replies | 509 Views

Things you won't see mentioned in the mainstream media - yet

May 29, 2019 - 10:32 AM - by gmc

Scottish Independence referendum bill published at Holyrood.
    6 Replies | 422 Views

I met the NUT in the neighborhood - yes - I called the Police

May 28, 2019 - 9:55 PM - by Patsy Warnick
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I walk every afternoon - I speed walk and step up on the curb & down - step up & down.
We have these half moon shaped streets I call them loops. So, I go out my front door and walk a loop which leads you right back out to my street then 1/2 block there's another loop and so on.
I'm walking & I hear something - take my ear bud out & turn - there's a truck revving up his motor - tires are burning & here he comes - I'm frozen.. I'm backing up but it doesn't seem... [Read More]
    16 Replies | 772 Views

An expression of thanks to Mr Farage

May 27, 2019 - 1:49 AM - by spot
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That chap without whom there would be no Brexit Party, yes? Nigel. The chap who can't go walkabout without some random protester tipping a pint of McDonald's Sugared Vomit over his fresh-pressed suit.

Thank you Mr Farage, you achieved several positive outcomes at the European Election last week.

First of all, UKIP. Remember UKIP? You used to run UKIP if I remember. Right wing thugs.

Katie Fanning, a Ukip director who sits on its national
... [Read More]
    3 Replies | 780 Views

Moral outrage

May 26, 2019 - 11:51 AM - by spot
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I think - I may be wrong, it's only a suggestion - that if you handed round a questionnaire asking what aspects of eighteenth century life were moral outrages on a scale way past any other, the most common answer would be slavery.

My other suggestion is that if you ask the same question about today's society when it has taken on the same aspect of "the way things used to be in the old days", there will be a dead-heat tie between slavery, imprisonment and killing things... [Read More]
    16 Replies | 1,196 Views

The hypocrisy of the religious

May 23, 2019 - 10:44 AM - by gmc

"I don't agree that you get to choose which equality you can and can't have."

Got to be one of the best one liners I've heard a politician come out with. I'm fed up with the religious demanding resoect for their beliefs but refusing to... [Read More]
    2 Replies | 958 Views

Costa Rica in mid-November, which coast first?

May 17, 2019 - 3:34 AM - by hardus77
Hello all

We'll be travelling to Costa Rica (first trip to the Americas, yay) next November for a 3-week trip.

Since we have a fair amount of time, for the first time my main questions are not about what to see but in which order. We are flying in and out from SJO, so logistically speaking the first idea is to do a circular route.

... [Read More]
    0 Replies | 869 Views

Shocked but not Surprised, generic drugs

May 13, 2019 - 5:22 PM - by tude dog
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I mean really? Makes the 19th century CAPTAINS OF INDUSTRY look like Boy Scouts.

Sweeping lawsuit accuses top generic drug companies, executives of fixing prices
    2 Replies | 547 Views

Fascism in the UK

May 11, 2019 - 1:55 PM - by gmc
Methinks we are in the middle of a fascist takeover of our political system. Sadly nitb seems the once supposedly impartial bbc is anything but impartial anymore.

The thing is in scotland we are aware (I like to think) of the bias but U uspect in england most are... [Read More]
    2 Replies | 1,323 Views

Freddie Starr RIP

May 10, 2019 - 4:44 AM - by spot
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I am moderately certain I never saw Freddie Starr perform, neither on stage nor on television. I'm moderately certain I never heard him sing on the radio. I suspect I have him in the same mental compartment in which I keep Bernard Manning and Jim Davidson.

I'm sorry he was hounded out of the country. The press creates and the press destroys, long live tabloids so long as I never have to pick one up.

The English are in many ways an unattractive people.
    0 Replies | 799 Views

On the Road, again

May 05, 2019 - 2:38 PM - by LarsMac
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So, finally, all the health emergencies have been dealt with, and the SunDancer is fully functional, and we are heading off on a wandering.
I will be dropping in now and again to see how things at FG are going, but will probably not be too regular for a while.

We plan to avoid the big cites and Cold weather.
I'll let y'all know how that works out.
    18 Replies | 1,490 Views

Defence Secretary fired from the UK Cabinet

May 02, 2019 - 4:54 AM - by spot
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Gavin Williamson has strenuously denied he leaked information from the National Security Council as calls are being made for a police inquiry.

He was sacked as defence secretary for allegedly disclosing plans to allow Chinese telecoms giant Huawei to help build the UK's 5G network.

Not... [Read More]
    3 Replies | 1,589 Views

City of Los Angeles hostile to Civil Liberties

Apr 26, 2019 - 12:54 PM - by tude dog
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The city of Los Angeles decided to eliminate the Natural, Civil and Constitutional Rights of many of its citizens, that being the right to assemble and petition the government. This is not so much about the NRA but the arrogant City Council of Los Angeles.

I can just imagine the outrage had the action been taken against any number of activities organizations.

... [Read More]
    10 Replies | 1,855 Views

Flames Engulf Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

Apr 15, 2019 - 11:15 AM - by Patsy Warnick
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Special news report the cathedral was going through a renovation could be a contributor to the structure fire.
flames are 250 foot high - doesn't look as if any attempt is being made to fight the fire.

I haven't looked for a link - watching special news report.

    8 Replies | 1,391 Views

Prom night

Apr 14, 2019 - 7:58 PM - by Patsy Warnick
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We went out to dinner on a Saturday night - restaurants are very busy - check in get a beeper. We're seated dinner is delicious. The workers are setting up tables for a large group.
When here it comes - a parade of young ladies in their gowns and the young men in beautiful suits - it was sweet.
I had a flash back - way back (1974) when I was 16 yrs. old in my gown for my Prom.

Did you attend a Prom - if not why?

    33 Replies | 2,969 Views

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