Ina

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    Ina reacted to Frank Hovis in Football star goes missing over English channel.   
    People care. The paramedics care, the family care, the friends care.
    In this case a football fan I can empathise as we had a player killed in a road accident.  It's shocking when it happens as it would have been to his fans when Eddie Cochran died.
    I'm not personally upset by this by I have sympathy for the people who are.
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    Ina reacted to Frank Hovis in Football star goes missing over English channel.   
    He was a big new signing for Cardiff (though for £13m rather than the £28m noted in the OP) and this was his big break.
    The Cardiff fans were full of optimism for the signing and looking forward to watching him play.
    Other football fans, including myself, can appreciate how devastating this news would be particularly for the younger fans for whom it would have been very emotional.
    It is very different to somebody of whom you have not previously heard and whose name means nothing to you dying in similar circumstances or other traffic accidents.  I don't think it's anyway getting more resources than a similar accident would of people less well known; just more press coverage.
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    Ina got a reaction from One percent in luxuary items   
    That’s shit.  Ridiculous addiction.  We are not all like that.  I’m the main breadwinner supporting 4 blokes.  I own 2 bags and 3 pairs of shoes.  I was the same as your missus in my 20s 30sand early 40s.  I grew out of it.  Hope the rest of them do.
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    Ina got a reaction from One percent in luxuary items   
    That’s shit.  Ridiculous addiction.  We are not all like that.  I’m the main breadwinner supporting 4 blokes.  I own 2 bags and 3 pairs of shoes.  I was the same as your missus in my 20s 30sand early 40s.  I grew out of it.  Hope the rest of them do.
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    Ina got a reaction from One percent in luxuary items   
    That’s shit.  Ridiculous addiction.  We are not all like that.  I’m the main breadwinner supporting 4 blokes.  I own 2 bags and 3 pairs of shoes.  I was the same as your missus in my 20s 30sand early 40s.  I grew out of it.  Hope the rest of them do.
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    Ina got a reaction from Frank Hovis in luxuary items   
    The problem is the 30 pairs of stilettos that most wimmin under 45 own. In 3 decades society will look back at them as instruments of torture and laugh in the same way as we looked  back at Chinese foot binding in 1900.  £600 for a pair of Loubitins ( red soles ) is insanity.  Matching handbag too.  Then they can’t afford the MOT.
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    Ina reacted to One percent in luxuary items   
    I’ve four pairs. Walking, black work shoes with a bit of a heel, tan ankle boots and my new pair of suade (sp?) tan ankle boots bought in the sale. 
    Three handbags. One every day that’s falling to bits, one new to replace that is only used for best at the moment and a work bag that I chuck the laptop in. 
    My girls in their 20s don’t posess a pair of stilettos between them. DMs but not stilettos. 
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    Ina reacted to Van Lady in Fuckin' Weather   
    Winter in Dumfries &Galloway has been very tolerable this year. Not too cold, very few -0 temps and not much rain and no storms. What’s the next one called? No word yet! No disruption to travel at all to date.
    For the fifth time this week I’ve been with a newly met local afternoon gang of local river dog walkers in sunshine, no wind and little rain. A few local long time walkers but very interesting newcomers. One male ex police, one ex army, one single bloke unknown background. Nothing known about the two wives yet. I’m enjoying the very un pc conversation so much that I’m timing my walks to meet up with them now Fab!
    Very reassuring though that there are other ordinary folk out there who I can meet day to day in a rural area and discuss the state of the world, uk, referendum, political correctness and dogs and other trivia of course and enjoy our dogs running around playing and being dogs.
    It’s supposed to be -3 tonight here according to forecasts. Not all that cold yet but temperature could dip overnight. Even so there’s no wind no rain and no prospect of snow. Pah!  Over dramatic here again in D&G with weather warnings. It’s great weather here. Lovely!
     
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    Ina reacted to Chewing Grass in luxuary items   
    I have been compelled to decorate our bedroom and it has become apparent how many pairs of shoes Immelda Marcos has stashed under the bed, in storage boxes, in the bottom of her wardrobes and under the dressing table, the sheer mis-allocation of capital over the years is astounding.
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    Ina got a reaction from One percent in luxuary items   
    That’s shit.  Ridiculous addiction.  We are not all like that.  I’m the main breadwinner supporting 4 blokes.  I own 2 bags and 3 pairs of shoes.  I was the same as your missus in my 20s 30sand early 40s.  I grew out of it.  Hope the rest of them do.
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    Ina reacted to Frank Hovis in luxuary items   
    Superb!
    I once knew a woman who had two pairs of shoes - work and trainers - but three is equally laudable.
    I must have ten.
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    Ina got a reaction from One percent in luxuary items   
    That’s shit.  Ridiculous addiction.  We are not all like that.  I’m the main breadwinner supporting 4 blokes.  I own 2 bags and 3 pairs of shoes.  I was the same as your missus in my 20s 30sand early 40s.  I grew out of it.  Hope the rest of them do.
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    Ina got a reaction from billfunk in The Peasants are Revolting, warns IMF   
    Last week spent half a day in Planet Barnsley with a really nice grounded client.  A welder.  I spend a lot of time there and have always visited the Central Barnsley Lild to stock up on cheap booze.  Last few times I’ve been in it has been full totally of EEs.  The half mile radius out from central Barnsley used to be lovely stone built Victorian terraces immaculately kept which are now HMOs.  The front gardens are full of junk and the whole place as a result is an eyesore.  The same as Blunkett said about the EE/ gypsies in Sheffield.  I asked the welder why Barnsley is full of EEs.  He told me the whole truth.   There is a ASOS warehouse just outside Barnsley ( on Amazon scale ) it is massive.  ASOS constantly advertise in EE for operatives on £8 per hour.  They arrive, move in to a HMO, work there for 2 months and leave ASOS.  They are schooled by other EEs as to how to rape the DWP and housing benefit.
    They bring their families across.  Then the whole cycle repeats.   He added they drive like nutters, cause no end of booze related trouble which goes totally unreported.  The natives now stay clear of the town centre.  In 10 years a town has changed beyond all recognition.
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    Ina reacted to billfunk in The Peasants are Revolting, warns IMF   
    It is OK because to the London elite Barnsley has always been a Northern shithole and the people that live there are racists.
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    Ina got a reaction from billfunk in The Peasants are Revolting, warns IMF   
    Last week spent half a day in Planet Barnsley with a really nice grounded client.  A welder.  I spend a lot of time there and have always visited the Central Barnsley Lild to stock up on cheap booze.  Last few times I’ve been in it has been full totally of EEs.  The half mile radius out from central Barnsley used to be lovely stone built Victorian terraces immaculately kept which are now HMOs.  The front gardens are full of junk and the whole place as a result is an eyesore.  The same as Blunkett said about the EE/ gypsies in Sheffield.  I asked the welder why Barnsley is full of EEs.  He told me the whole truth.   There is a ASOS warehouse just outside Barnsley ( on Amazon scale ) it is massive.  ASOS constantly advertise in EE for operatives on £8 per hour.  They arrive, move in to a HMO, work there for 2 months and leave ASOS.  They are schooled by other EEs as to how to rape the DWP and housing benefit.
    They bring their families across.  Then the whole cycle repeats.   He added they drive like nutters, cause no end of booze related trouble which goes totally unreported.  The natives now stay clear of the town centre.  In 10 years a town has changed beyond all recognition.
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    Ina reacted to One percent in Fuckin' Weather   
    It’s snowing and laying here in londonistan 
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    Ina reacted to Sgt Hartman in luxuary items   
    That might be my Sunday sorted. 
    I won't be popular but it's for the greater good. I'll see if I can swap a bag for a bacon roll.
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    Ina reacted to swiss_democracy_for_all in luxuary items   
    Marry me! 
    Oh - too late for both of us.
    Never mind, in another life I'll make a sensible choice. Maybe.
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    Ina got a reaction from One percent in luxuary items   
    That’s shit.  Ridiculous addiction.  We are not all like that.  I’m the main breadwinner supporting 4 blokes.  I own 2 bags and 3 pairs of shoes.  I was the same as your missus in my 20s 30sand early 40s.  I grew out of it.  Hope the rest of them do.
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    Ina reacted to Sgt Hartman in luxuary items   
    To be fair, she does tolerate my obsession with buying outdoor gear and leaving my pants on the landing.
    So many bags though...
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    Ina reacted to wherebee in luxuary items   
    I had a partner once that could never go shopping without buying a cushion.  fucking things took over every available seat and bed in the house.
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    Ina reacted to Sgt Hartman in luxuary items   
    Little bags.
    I had a clean out of my house the other day and the amount of little bags my wife owns is starting make me think she has a problem 
    Boxes of bags, many of them with smaller bags inside them like Russian dolls. Bags tucked under the bed, in the loft, in cupboards, on cupboards, in other bags, in the car, in chests of drawers. Dozens of the bastard things.
    Add to that little yearly dairies and organisers, I've found six for 2018 alone.
    I'm debating piling them up in the living room and having an 'intervention' when she gets home from work. 
    If you never hear from me again it will have gone about as well as expected.
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    Ina reacted to sleepwello'nights in luxuary items   
    Yes, my wife. She is definitely the most expensive thing in my life. It drives me nuts the way she finds to fritter money away. She smokes, so when we go abroad we usually bring hundreds of cigarettes back so that drives up the cost of our travels. Now you've got me started, clothes by the sack full, mountains of shoes, cosmetics, hair dresser bills. Then its my fault because "I only try to look nice for you". Yea right.
    She now works part time in a retail store so at least she gets staff discount on some items and her wages reduce the amount I have to subsidise her spending.
     
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    Ina reacted to One percent in Settled Status   
    Agree as long as sap taxpayer isn’t subsidising it in any way. 
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    Ina reacted to Great Guy in Settled Status   
    I agree. I don't think there are many professions that can really be described as "highly skilled". 
    However I do remember having a conversation with a Greek girl that was doing pharmaceutical research. She said Greece had no pharmaceutical industry and she "had" to work here. I'm genuinely OK with migrants like her.