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    BurntBread got a reaction from The XYY Man in Excessive Anxiety Coverage Disorder   
    Best of luck, XYY:  I was hoping that comment was a joke I didn't get ... but I'm struggling to read it that way.
    There's plenty here who know how bewitchingly nasty alcohol can be, and I've read some very profound things on this site which I have squirrelled away in case I need them - either for myself (heaven forfend) or a couple of close friends.
    As for anxiety: it's as concrete a reality as anything on earth when it's there, and as laughably insubstantial as summer mists, when it isn't. There are mental tricks to deal with the symptoms, like spending 15 minutes every morning trying to worry as much as possible, or "square breathing" or other meditation techniques. Then there may be ways to tackle the root cause: whether that's changing diet to straighten out the enteric nervous system, punching your boss in the face, or giving your brain time to adjust to a new chemical environment. As for the big existential questions, I doubt they're really a cause of anxiety, and you seem to have those as licked as anyone I know.
    Anyway, I hope I'm making a fool of myself by taking you too literally, but in any case, keep up the swearing: there's few who can deliver the cold slap of reality with better-crafted foul language.
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    BurntBread got a reaction from Tdog in Excessive Anxiety Coverage Disorder   
    Best of luck, XYY:  I was hoping that comment was a joke I didn't get ... but I'm struggling to read it that way.
    There's plenty here who know how bewitchingly nasty alcohol can be, and I've read some very profound things on this site which I have squirrelled away in case I need them - either for myself (heaven forfend) or a couple of close friends.
    As for anxiety: it's as concrete a reality as anything on earth when it's there, and as laughably insubstantial as summer mists, when it isn't. There are mental tricks to deal with the symptoms, like spending 15 minutes every morning trying to worry as much as possible, or "square breathing" or other meditation techniques. Then there may be ways to tackle the root cause: whether that's changing diet to straighten out the enteric nervous system, punching your boss in the face, or giving your brain time to adjust to a new chemical environment. As for the big existential questions, I doubt they're really a cause of anxiety, and you seem to have those as licked as anyone I know.
    Anyway, I hope I'm making a fool of myself by taking you too literally, but in any case, keep up the swearing: there's few who can deliver the cold slap of reality with better-crafted foul language.
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    BurntBread reacted to The Masked Tulip in From the Earth to the Moon   
    Shame that Patrick Moore, James Burke and Cliff Michelmore are not around today. I doubt that they would disappear up their own black holes.
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    BurntBread reacted to maynardgravy in Excessive Anxiety Coverage Disorder   
    Consumerism.
    you can spot the types who consume tat mindlessly - they're the sort either on Love Island or watching it. Collecting tat in all its many forms: tattoos, big eyebrows, designer glasses. Convinced that the next house, car, designer boyfriend/girlfriend, promotion will sort their lives out - only it never does.
    Solzhenitsyn pretty much nailed it - make your goals unattainable, not attainable, then you'll never be disapointed by the empty feeling of 'what now'?
    I'm currently working on writing the greatest piece of music the world has ever heard, and I'll keep failing at it until my dying breath.... but the journey will be great!!!
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    BurntBread got a reaction from Bedrag Justesen in Excessive Anxiety Coverage Disorder   
    I think the greatest source of anxiety is hope. Pandora should have left that fucker in the box.
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    BurntBread reacted to Van Lady in Excessive Anxiety Coverage Disorder   
    It’s not an unusual approach.......we have it on this forum  
    Off Topic
    A safe space for anything general, that can't be easily put into another subforum.
     
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    BurntBread reacted to MrPin in Excessive Anxiety Coverage Disorder   
    Yes that seemed very real at certain times. "When the wind blows", etc
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    BurntBread reacted to TheBlueCat in Fifty pound notes   
    He still deserves it in his own right as a scientist. His work on discrete maths laid the foundation for a very large part of modern computer science. And then there was the enigma code bit too of course.
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    BurntBread reacted to ninjaborrower in Arggg -- where the hell am I.   
    It could be the vatican
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    BurntBread reacted to GBDamo in Orange Man Bad- a safe space for those with TDS   
    Disagree, his job is to give his honest opinion as he sees it.
    It's the governments job to install the right type of person who will give honest opinion.
    Again, some back stabbing cunt has leaked confidential material for their own nefarious ends, they should be found and prosecuted.
    You absolutely must have people that speak truth as they see it, if their truth is constantly wide of reality you sack them.
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    BurntBread got a reaction from Bedrag Justesen in Orange Man Bad- a safe space for those with TDS   
    I agree with GBDarmo here. If the ambassador was giving his honest opinion, confidentially (i.e. not responsible for the leak), then he's done nothing wrong and shouldn't be actually punished. However, that doen't mean he should keep his current job: he should be moved on to some other role, as he currently cannot perform the duties of ambassador. If diplomacy requires he be publicly reprimanded in some way, then I assume he knew that was the bargain when he took on high office in the diplomatic service. Still, I would expect him to be looked after well, behind the scenes; whether its a sinecure, or some lower profile role, back-stage. Politics and sausage making etc...
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    BurntBread reacted to Bedrag Justesen in Celebrity Death Sweepstake 2019   
    That obituary is extremely good.
     
     
    Chuffed with BREXIT, delirious Trump won.
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    BurntBread reacted to Kurt Barlow in It's Kicking off in Iran   
    Report back from Mrs B
    Things are tight but the city and society are functioning. Trump and Co probably assume the I-ranians are just another bunch of soft 'ragheads' who don't do any work. In reality Iranians do virtually all the work in Iran and have dealt with 40 years of hardship. They lived through the longest conventional war of the 20th century. 
    She said its very relaxed. Walking around Tehran most women don't even wear the Hijab - they just wear a lose scarf. No aggro from Police / Revolutionary guard. 
    She also taking advantage of the great exchange rates - Restaurants, Dentist, Dental Hygienist, Hairdressers, & Beautician. Also bringing back a hand made genuine persian carpet for the same price you would pay for some piece of Chinese manufactured shyte from Carpet Right. 
    On the down side its 40 deg C and Barlow Jnr is grumpy!
     
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    BurntBread reacted to MrPin in Qanon: high level intel, AI or LARP?!   
    These mystery "reveal everything" blogs have got you all hooked like carp.
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    BurntBread reacted to Bedrag Justesen in Schools are too dear to run   
    The problem is not too many teachers and administrative staff.
    The problem is they now cost too much under the present and foreseeable funding arrangements.
    That's even ignoring pensions.
    BBC News in particular, keep interviewing Head Teachers, pleading poverty, telling us teachers visit car boot sales in their own time, to buy second-hand books, games, pencils, pens, and books, because there is no money.
    Why does nobody from BBC News ever ask these Head Teachers and teachers how much they are paid ?
    In Conwy, we have parents on minimum wage, zero hours contracts, or not even working, being asked to give money to buy disinfectants, soaps, paper towels, and toilet rolls. How can schools be so desperately short of money yet Head Teachers on £75k+ pa feel no shame in writing to parents saying they have no pens ? Practically forcing guilty parents with next to nothing to send them £30 in an envelope.
    Council Tax will soon double if this is not stopped.
    Absolute piss-take.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-47426284
     
     
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    BurntBread reacted to spygirl in What's going to collapse next...   
    Niether would have helped.
    Jack whatis is new, a posher uk preppy GAP.
    I doubt it made any money on the number of shops it was running. Sub scale/profit.
    Clothes retail has changed. 20 years ago an idiot could do it, so they did.
    All it took was a bullshitting bully, like Liord cuntweasel, to shout at lanflords, shout at supllierd, shout at employees, and bingo - profit.
    Now, retail is all logistics software.
    Lord cuntweasel can barely use a mobile.
    Mike Cuntly just gets idiot relations to run stuff.
    Theres no vaol out from commercial property profits, the opposite in fact.
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    BurntBread got a reaction from whocares in Schools are too dear to run   
    Appropriately, I can't remember who said it, but the quote that springs to mind is: ' "Education" is what's left after you've forgotten everything they taught you.'
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    BurntBread got a reaction from MrPin in Schools are too dear to run   
    Appropriately, I can't remember who said it, but the quote that springs to mind is: ' "Education" is what's left after you've forgotten everything they taught you.'
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    BurntBread reacted to RWJ in Wonderfood from the past that might actually be shite   
    Ice Magic. Squirt it over ice cream and it magically turned solid.
    A fusion of chocolate and magic, what more does a kid need?
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    BurntBread reacted to VladTheImp in Wonderfood from the past that might actually be shite   
    When I was a kid I thought Goblin Burgers were indeed made from the flesh of Goblins.
    For any hobbits reading, goblin your food is bad for your elf! 
     
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    BurntBread reacted to dgul in What's going to collapse next...   
    There's something dodgy gone on there -- auctioneers make a simple cut and there tends not to be high fixed costs.  There's probably some debt funded fancy deal that's gone wrong behind this (ie, not a simple 'fewer cows coming to market').
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    BurntBread reacted to macca in How does Buy to Let END!   
    This is no rehash.. 
    This is asking “who is going to pay for all the tenants elderly care and ongoing accommodation costs” ???
    Investment in property has winners (landlords) and losers (tenants) 
    Who pays for the losers? There is no such thing as a free meal.. etc 
    will BTL bankrupt the country:
    tenants need:
    housing
    care homes
    home help
    food
    council tax, water, gas, electric.. etc
    funeral costs  
    They can’t pay for any of this with their tiny pensions (in most cases)
    No house to sell but they have bought 2 houses for landlords from their labour..
    So how do the government fund this reckless greed that is the BLT apocalyptic fallout!
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    BurntBread got a reaction from Frank Hovis in Schools are too dear to run   
    Appropriately, I can't remember who said it, but the quote that springs to mind is: ' "Education" is what's left after you've forgotten everything they taught you.'
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    BurntBread reacted to Frank Hovis in Schools are too dear to run   
    An honest official!
    I think that's a good purpose, as university is a cushioned way into becoming an indepedent adult.
    In both cases the work is then primarily there to get you used to working rather than of importance in itself (bar literacy and maths).  Whilst my study of the Corn Lwas was seemingly a waste of time it did give me practice in reading, understanding, and summarising into a report and for that purpose any body of knowledge serves.
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    BurntBread reacted to MrXxx in Credit deflation and the reflation cycle to come.   
    No, I think its those inbetween (the financially cautious) that get punished via misappropriation of their taxes, these used to enrich the rich further by socially funding the financially illiterate.