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 on: Today at 01:51 PM 
Started by amongsttheleaves - Last post by Ruthie
Definitely a case for democratic decision-making Joe.  But couldn't you watch in another room and then creep into bed when it's over?  I don't know about you but I can't keep still when it gets tense watching Andy. I wouldn't want me in bed beside me watching Andy when I'm trying to sleep, if you get my meaning.  Not that I'm qualified to vote, having already declared I'm chickening out (unless insomnia gets the better of me and I'm wasted for the event I'm contributing to tomorrow).

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 on: Today at 01:48 PM 
Started by Matthew2408 - Last post by boogers
In a way they're defending their interests, just like we did in the Falklands, only a bit closer to home.

Are you for real? If you're using the Falklands as a comparison - which is beyond ludicrous - Russia is playing the part of Argentina. It's also important to note that the Ukraine is not yet part of NATO, but Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Estonia and Latvia are (and very glad of it as well, I can say from experience).

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 on: Today at 01:32 PM 
Started by Matthew2408 - Last post by blueberryhill
http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/sep/01/george-osborne-trident-too-important-political-football

Good article by Michael White. Neatly sums up  pros and cons  of Trident debate at the end of the article.
Re Russia "adventurism" not too sure about that. That bit of the UKraine that borders the sea, Gadansk?, was always very much seen as part of Russia. In a way they're defending their interests, just like we did in the Falklands, only a bit closer to home.
And yes, it's a mess down there which NATO, EU, Trident waving etc etc seems unable to do anything about.

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 on: Today at 01:21 PM 
Started by amongsttheleaves - Last post by Joe
How about recording it then watch it with her at tomorrow's breakfast/dinner ?

She couldn't give a monkeys! She finds it hilarious how wound up I get during matches. No record function anyway as I watch via the Sky Sports app on my iPad.

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 on: Today at 01:16 PM 
Started by Matthew2408 - Last post by boogers
An epidemic is coming which will impoverish the health service, if it isn't now, and apart from those who are genetically dispososed, extremely preventable.

Yup.

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NATO seems pretty obsolete to me. Wasn't it formed after WW2? A long time ago and not fit for purpose now.

Five years ago I'd probably have agreed with you, but Russia's increasing... adventurism... worries me a lot.

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 on: Today at 01:15 PM 
Started by amongsttheleaves - Last post by Philip
How about recording it then watch it with her at tomorrow's breakfast/dinner ?

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 on: Today at 01:06 PM 
Started by Matthew2408 - Last post by blueberryhill
@Boogers
@Am afraid I'd be very "nanny state" over obesity. I'd tax and tax sugary drinks/crisps/high sugar/high fat stuff and put the money raised into subsidising fresh fruit/veggies etc.
School nurses are another service cut to the bone but they were almost the first line of defence against all sorts of ills. They should be in there weighing kids and hauling parents in, because it's not their fault if they're overweight.
And education, education, education. GPs, health visitors, teachers, nurses, school curriculum all should be involved. Of course school playing fields were all sold off during the Thatcher years so kids don't get enough exercise either.
An anecdote, a friend is a nurse specialising in the treatment of diabetics. She works 3 days a week. 10 years ago she was seeing 6 patients a week. Now she sees 60.  An epidemic is coming which will impoverish the health service, if it isn't now, and apart from those who are genetically dispososed, extremely preventable.
Not convinced  scrapping Trident  wouldn't release money btw. NATO seems pretty obsolete to me. Wasn't it formed after WW2? A long time ago and not fit for purpose now.

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 on: Today at 01:05 PM 
Started by Shooting Star - Last post by iamabritt
Simona Halep

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 on: Today at 01:03 PM 
Started by amongsttheleaves - Last post by Joe
lmao Very glad to hear it, or we'd have to re-name you Jimmy..... innocent



Yeah, it ought to be obvious but I still felt the need to qualify the statement about the new school year...

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 on: Today at 01:02 PM 
Started by MurrayRocks!! - Last post by iamabritt
Faithful Crossings

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