Economic Exile

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    Economic Exile got a reaction from UmBongo in Interesting Visit to Barclays this morning   
    Personally I’ve found Buddhist philosophy very helpful regarding learning to live in the now, acceptance of life as it is and being grateful for what I have now.
    Being realistic about life it makes sense because no one knows when death will strike. I hope that doesn’t sound morbid but it is so true. When anyone says to me “Oh you’ve got years ahead of you” I just laugh and ask them to present me evidence that their claim is true. It doesn’t make me widely popular but I think I grasp the reality of life as it is better than those who make such vacant comments.
    Trying to live in the moment and in each day while making the best of life isn’t easy but in my experience it gets easier with practice.
    Life is hard for all IMO but we should all remember that we can die at any moment. Such is life. Living life on life’s terms!
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    Economic Exile got a reaction from The Masked Tulip in Jordan Peterson   
    I like JP because IMO he speaks sense as a clinical psychologist and genuinely tries to help folk.
    Sure he’s been projected into the limelight because of some of his viewpoints but I think he genuinely has passion to help people.
    After watching the video, admittedly because I’m a little bit in love with JP, I would definitely watch him again to hear his views on life. 
    Honestly though I can’t think of one single reason why I would ever want to watch or hear either of those two females ever again. Neither had anything interesting at all to say about anything.
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    Economic Exile reacted to onlyme in Brother! We have nothing to lose but our forced glee!   
    It doesn't suppress THEIR wages.
    That is all they care about.
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    Economic Exile got a reaction from Frank Hovis in Smoking Hot Gingers   
    Your second paragraph....I suppose that’s why “the stars” have stylists for photo shoots. Who can keep up perfect looks 24/7 though?
    Of course although you like Madonna in pop video looks and I like Aidan/Viggo in their famous characters there will be plenty folk out there who fancy them in their everyday look!
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    Economic Exile reacted to Frank Hovis in Smoking Hot Gingers   
    There is such a huge lesson there; I see Madonna in a pop video (dating myself there!) and think wow! but see her pictured in everyday mode and it's meh.
    How you dress, do your hair, shave not shave (I'm referring to men on this one) so affects how you are viewed but so many of us forget that.
    There's nothing to stop Viggo wandering around in a brown cloak with long hair and a beard, so if he's on the pull he ought to do so.
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    Economic Exile got a reaction from Frank Hovis in Smoking Hot Gingers   
    Correct!
    Sorry to derail the thread from hot redheads but the Aragon character in Lord of the Rings is just divine and ultimate fantasy fodder but I would pass the actor on the street without giving him a second look, Viggo Mortenson 
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    Economic Exile reacted to Frank Hovis in Smoking Hot Gingers   
    Oh well though I think, as with women liking Poldark, it's the look of the character.  I saw the Agatha Christie recently that the So-Called BBC pulled over summer and I didn't even realise that she was in it until it was pointed out ot me.
     
    For Poldark I can see why women like:

    But the actor who plays him is some sort of nerdy wet lettuce:

     
    I think a lesson for us all there if you want to become (even more) fanciable - pick a look that suits you and stick to it!
     
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    Economic Exile got a reaction from The Masked Tulip in Jordan Peterson   
    I like JP because IMO he speaks sense as a clinical psychologist and genuinely tries to help folk.
    Sure he’s been projected into the limelight because of some of his viewpoints but I think he genuinely has passion to help people.
    After watching the video, admittedly because I’m a little bit in love with JP, I would definitely watch him again to hear his views on life. 
    Honestly though I can’t think of one single reason why I would ever want to watch or hear either of those two females ever again. Neither had anything interesting at all to say about anything.
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    Economic Exile reacted to Frank Hovis in Smoking Hot Gingers   
    Karen Gillan is already taken but I can't see Eleanor Tomlinosn up yet:

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    Economic Exile reacted to spunko2010 in Rescued injured Sparrow Hawk - But everywhere is closed!   
    I had a magpie in my garden that couldn't use either of it's legs. It just laid there flapping. I had the shovel ready to kill it but couldn't bring myself to do the deed,  having killed my injured chicken the day before which was unpleasant,  so then i thought, sod it I'll put it in a box with newspaper and leave it for a bit. A few hours later it was gone... checked my cameras and it just flew away.
    This is my advice to the OP unless it's in obvious pain. 
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    Economic Exile reacted to The Masked Tulip in Royal Wedding or Cup Final.   
    I think millions of Brits just have tuned out since Brexit. We voted and our vote has been ignored so, frankly, I think a big part of the population no longer gives a fuck about lots of the traditional establishment stuff.
    People are not stupid. They can see what is going on re Brexit, re mass immigration, re pro-islamification of the UK at all levels... and I think people are voting now by a 'don't give a f*ck' mentality.
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    Economic Exile reacted to The Masked Tulip in Jordan Peterson   
    I won't spoil it but guess where this interview ends up. They are obsessed.
     
     
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    Economic Exile got a reaction from The Masked Tulip in Energy Shortage Thread   
    When I moved to the house I live in I got a multifuel stove installed because of the chance that one day there may not be enough gas to meet demand. It heats the whole house, I can cook on it and also heat kettles of water. I really like that I’m giving my money for heating to a long standing local business instead of a utility company.
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    Economic Exile got a reaction from M S E Refugee in Which person is your most loathed SJW   
    Whatever that person chooses to define themself as I will not be watching such garbage.
    IMO Bergdorf can bleat on forever but it will never convince me that there is anything other than two biological sexes, male and female...but also a very few born undefined.
    If males want to hook up with males or females with females that’s fine by me. It’s just another variation in how things are.
    The sex you are born with is just reality, gender, as per Bergdorf is given a platform to pontificate about is just SJW nonsense IMO. I have no interest in listening to it ranting on and “challenging” science about how our body, behaviour and brains help define who we are. 
    A few years ahead I won’t be surprised if it dies prematurely. I won’t apologise for calling Bergdorf it......oh dear, perhaps I’m guilty of hate crime. Not IMO, if you can’t define yourself as male or female you’re not facing up to reality.
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    Economic Exile reacted to dgul in E-bike conversion   
    See, I really don't get that attitude.  Why wouldn't you want to reduce the effort?  Does it always have to be about being fit?  I know loads of 'cyclists' -- they seldom cycle to work, they don't go out with the kids, it is always about Strada, about being better.  But better involves always taking the car, bar that evening pointless ride in a big circle!
    The electric bike is this fantastic thing that sits somewhere between the bicycle and the moped.  It reduces effort on your commute (why would that be a bad thing?), increases your speed up hills (is that a bad thing), reduces your sweatiness when you reach your destination, increases your range for a given amount of effort.  I just don't see how any of that could be considered bad.  
    I'm not at all interested in cycling for exercise or sport.  I do my 10-15k a day run with the dogs on the hills and that keeps me happy enough -- why would I want to complicate things by taking my exercise by fighting with traffic?  I am interested in cycling as a really functional means of transportation and the electric bike is only better at doing that than a normal bike.
    Sure, I can see that people like to cycle for exercise and some mix that with their commute -- and if you're doing that an electric boost is a weird 'what's the point of that' -- but these people surely have to accept that not everyone is like them.
    [cycling seems to be like a religion at the moment.  ebikes challenge that dogma.]
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    Economic Exile reacted to swiss_democracy_for_all in Royal Wedding or Cup Final.   
    No, you don't all look the same. But there are more like the second of these pictures than the first...... 


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    Economic Exile reacted to DeepLurker in Smoking Hot Gingers   
    Cute, but if she’s a redhead then I need to adjust the color balance on my phone!
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    Economic Exile reacted to One percent in RNLI dodgy politics   
    fuck me. They seriously think it is preferable to have the lifeboat manned (peopled?) by people who have no connection to the sea. 
    Fucking hell. They have won.  Pc madness has taken over. Beyond that, I’m lost for words 
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    Economic Exile reacted to Chewing Grass in RNLI dodgy politics   
    Nice to put a face to the name that has dragged the RNLI through the mud backwards.
    The article in the mail by Guy Adams and Richard Marsdens is a good read at the start and end where they talk about the crews rather than the left wing management cunts.
    Most of the idiots in management are ‘third-sector careerists with no knowledge of the sea, or what makes lifeboats tick, who try to import Left-wing values.
    ‘There are whole departments making up ridiculous health and safety protocols or human resources codes of conduct. It drives crews up the wall.’
    A lot of them are on salaries between 50&100K and they are telling volunteers how to do a job and then have the temerity to push for sackings.
    ‘Lifeboatmen, who are often working-class lads, won’t buy it.’
    The public expect lifeboat stations full of the latest lifeboats, lifesaving equipment that are full of local volunteers that have the full support of the charity not a bunch of left wing, empire building cunts who have popped out of uni with a degree in shite and a political agenda.
     
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5719757/Britains-heroic-lifeboat-volunteers-drowning-sea-political-correctness.html
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    Economic Exile reacted to One percent in RNLI dodgy politics   
    Cheers, working now. Yep, damage limitation out in force. 
    They have not a clue though. The first sentence from the article 
    A lifesaving charity has hit back at the Daily Mail over claims it is at war with its volunteers.
     
    Actually, no, you pen pushing idiot, it is individuals who save lives, not the fucking charity per se. The charity is there to raise money so that individuals have the equipment to risk their lives to save other. 
    How fucking hard is this to understand?  
     
     
    Aaannnnd breath. 
    these pc, sjw, useless idiots piss me off. Big time. 
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    Economic Exile reacted to The Masked Tulip in Islamification of Europe   
    If they had encountered a female who was not a black belt then what would have been the outcome? Open borders and an emphasis on islamification of the UK and Europe is endangering us all.
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    Economic Exile got a reaction from UmBongo in Goodbye betting shops - Fixed odds max stake down from £100 to £2   
    IMO legislation can’t save people.
    Sadly I had an acquaintance who became addicted to gambling. The bloke was a grafter, worked hard and earned a lot of money but unfortunately gambling addiction took all his money and eventually his life.
    He moved away to another area “for a fresh start”. Undoubtedly his addiction went with him. As a reformed alcoholic I can empathise with the reasoning of moving to a new place. I done that too but my addiction didn’t go away. Luckily I realised that wherever I went my problem would always be there ....unless I took action and quit. Alcoholics Anonymous referred to that behaviour as doing a geographical in attempt to escape it! 
    My acquaintance was found in his new home hanged at age 43 leaving two kids and a grandchild. Broke, penniless and couldn’t see any other way out from his predicament.
    Alcohol is as easily available as gambling etc. 
    I have no answer to addiction prevention or help if it happens but I doubt that legislation limiting access will solve the problem.
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    Economic Exile got a reaction from onlyme in Gardening What are you sowing now?   
    My potatoes, broad beans and peas are thriving. I’ve sown my runner bean seeds in peat free pots in greenhouse and I’m expecting germination soon and after a bit of nurturing/hardening off they can go out in the soil.
    Regarding my 6 special seeds  I have five seedlings. One of them seems to be a twin?
    When I looked this morning I thought yippee, that’s five germinated. On this evening’s inspection I noticed that the last one that germinated has what appears to be two seedlings. No chance that two seeds were put in the same pot. Those seeds were expensive so I know the exact amount I had. 
    Having read up on this matter it’s not unusual for a seed to have twins. Interesting! I’ll watch, wait and then decide whether to divide or kill the runt.
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    Economic Exile reacted to UmBongo in Goodbye betting shops - Fixed odds max stake down from £100 to £2   
    Didn't ZaNu PF Labour liberalise gambling?
    I remember watching the news reports about it from a decade or so ago. Even then I thought it was going to lead to more addiction.
    With this and the continental style  'longer opening hours' for pubs and clubs and it's associated problems, it's almost as if new Labour wanted the UK to self destruct!
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    Economic Exile reacted to Cosmic Apple in E-bike conversion   
    They are a good gateway if used properly rather than 'abused'.