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  2. Hopeful

    And you thought GDPR was bad

    Nah, £25- £30 a night, main meals for two, glass of wine, pint of beer. £120 a night and I'd be inconsolable
  3. swiss_democracy_for_all

    All welcome. Drug trafficker, people trafficker, drugs lord, no matter, welcom

    Except in countries where their vote really counts. Politicians are the same wankers the world over, they want to act like they know better than the people who elected them. Even in CH this is true, they obfuscate and delay as much as possible when a popular referendum result comes along they don’t like. The EU have “got at” many of the Swiss politicians and civil servants just as they have in the UK and have powerful lobbyists. But the constitution is arranged so that they can’t get away with it for ever. In the UK there is no such safety net in place for the people.
  4. Melchett

    The normalisation of female obesity

    I had that. Best example was when I told the Nuffield Health dr who was doing my company health MOTs I was thinking of going to the gym and she said “no, you don’t need to do that!” Despite the evidence of the data in front of her. Incidentally her weight... over 30 stone I reckon.
  5. Frank Hovis

    Wheels coming off HE bubble

    It's been happening for several years as @One percent has flagged. Here's Plymouth, which was one of the top three Polys (with Portsmouth and Kingston) but expanded like crazy and has lost a third of its students from a peak in 2010. That's a massive drop and has to be replicated across the country; I'm surprised that the national media hasn't started totting up the figures. in 2010, the University of Plymouth had 32,000 students, and by 2015/16 this number had dropped to 20,871 https://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/news/plymouth-news/falling-student-numbers-shape-future-1146118.amp
  6. One percent

    Westmister car of peace

    The “community “ are full on this morning about how this is all just an accident and terrible mistake. This accident is only being twisted into a terrorist attack because he is muslim. Bro. These people clearly didn’t watch the footage. If it was indeed an accident, the logic question to ask is, what exactly was he doing behind a wheel with such atrocious driving skills and where exactly did he learn to drive
  7. Melchett

    Wheels coming off HE bubble

    You mean go back to how it used to be before Bliars Giant Con got going?
  8. Melchett

    Wheels coming off HE bubble

    Looks like the rewards would have been better had he never bothered and popped out a couple of... Oh, wait...
  9. Talking Monkey

    Wheels coming off HE bubble

    That awakening has to happen sometime and when it gets going a lot of the shittier unis are going t go bust, there is huge overcapacity. I think the top 30 or so will be around 10 years from now, the rest will be gone or be technical colleges or something. We have too many graduates now, in 10 years we will need even less
  10. The XYY Man

    And you thought GDPR was bad

    The whole Q thing matters not a jot. We should be stringing the cunts up, end of. But we aren't - because we have evil smartphones that control us all. Dance on your phone comrade - and start the revolution... XYY
  11. Frank Hovis

    Wheels coming off HE bubble

    This year there has been a big awakening about the uselessness of most degrees. There are three main triggers: Vast amount of unconditional offers Universities advertising for students particularly Southampton Very visible new student blocks of flats I've heard several people saying "It's just a con"; any residual jealousy from people without degrees has evaporated and the common view is becoming that these poor mugs are being massively ripped off for a worthless qualification.
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  13. Frank Hovis

    Who is America

    That was how Ali G worked. The character was incredibly stupid, verging upon "special", so the celebrity interviewees were desperately trying to be nice and helpful to them. Then with some careful editing turn it around and make the interviewee look stupid and patronising.
  14. Frank Hovis

    And you thought GDPR was bad

    I hope that's not per night I've known several people who are very careful with money all year but what they are saving up for is their holidays and then they live like kings. The most extreme example was a couple of itinerant English blokes I met thirty years ago in Holland; basically drop outs / hippies. They spent the year doing casual work like fruit picking, cash in hand, sleeping in tents and living cheaply just spending money on essentials like dope. Then once a year they met up with friends and they all had a week or two in a top London hotel going out on the town every night and said they had people asking them if they were in a rock band. To me that was mad - spend the whole year working and economising only to waste it in a fortnight - but they liked living like that and didn't regard it as wasting it.
  15. Frank Hovis

    And you thought GDPR was bad

    Crypto currencies for me are like designer labels; I know they exist but they're not for me. But I see them as the obvious response to the government's, and specifically Philip Hammond's, attempt to kill off cash with the support of the banks. If sterling cash is going to be marginalised in an attempt to force us all onto card payments which the government can track and on which the banks can levy fees then anyone who wishes to continue with the equivalent of "cash in hand" goes onto crypto currency. Now Hammond would strongly suggest that this is for illegal purposes but for many it is just a way of avoiding the hassle of keeping full evidenced accounts meeting the government's onerous standards.
  16. Bkkandrew

    Operation Nookie 60

    Wow. That brings back memories. Had one back in the day. Even remember the reg: M10MMG. It was the one on the stand at the Motor Show also. Often wondered what happened to that death trap.
  17. Byron

    Jumpers for goalposts

    Thanks everybody for your kind remarks.
  18. Bedrag Justesen

    Wheels coming off HE bubble

    Strangely it's not unusual for Americans to leave their hometown. In Wales people leave if they can, maybe one day to return, but hopefully not. We live in the past. Many of us have lived in the same town for their entire life. When work dries up they sign on the dole. Americans pack everything in a U-Haul and move to where the work is. Abandoning towns and cities. Quite a few Americans believe The Gettysburg Address was where Lincoln lived. That's not a criticism, it's just the way they are. They just don't seem to be very interested in their history. It's all about where are you from, where you are now, and where are you heading ? Always on the move.
  19. Bedrag Justesen

    Elvis Presley. A homage

    Pet Shop Boys - Always On My Mind.
  20. Bedrag Justesen

    Who is America

    He should interview Ed Balls about his Travels In Trumpland.
  21. Bedrag Justesen

    Most attractive woman on the planet?

  22. Bedrag Justesen

    Operation Nookie 60

    Drive an MX5.
  23. Green Devil

    New Zealand bans property sales to foreign buyers

    property section @spunko2010 ?
  24. TheBlueCat

    Films to depress the f**k out of you

    Harsh but fair.
  25. Inoperational Bumblebee

    Pensions, SIPP, Tax Avoidance

    That and Section 24, when it eventually kicks in...
  26. Carl Fimble

    Westmister car of peace

    Or the glory when we save ourselves and the world - pull up Sky King, pull up!
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