Van Lady

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    Van Lady reacted to Frank Hovis in COVID testers going door-to-door in the UK   
    I felt quite sorry for them and didn't think they were creepy.
    Despite there being a small minority of mouthy trans activists most, as @The Masked Tulip often notes, just want a quiet life.  I know two (MtF and FtM) and that's exactly what they want.
    They (this isn't the ones I know) are however subject to random attacks such as this last week in Plymouth:
     
    https://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/news/plymouth-news/trans-woman-wig-pulled-assault-4298897
     
    And they are undoubtedly discriminated against in employment meaning that they will usually end up having to take unpleasant minimum wage jobs such as this one or have their benefits stopped.
    That really isn't the kind of job somebody like that is going to want to take because they will end up meeting a lot of strangers who will often present varying degrees of hostility towards them because of their appearance.
     
    As many other postings of mine demonstrate I am not remotely a trans activist, do not believe you can simply pick your gender, and that you don't get to go into women's space if you are biologically male.  I don't however like to see somebody being treated in a nasty fashion when they personally haven't done anything wrong or even chosen to be in that position.
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    Van Lady reacted to ad_ceng in COVID testers going door-to-door in the UK   
    They need to keep this hoax going no way they can admit they have destroyed everything economy, freedoms, educations of a generation, never mind the mental health impacts of lockdown for no real reason. 
    I think it is incompetence rather than malice but right now the state is your enemy treat it and its employees as such. I would not even open the door to them they are most likely to be spreading Covid. 
     
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    Van Lady reacted to JohnnyB in The UK to run out of fruit and veg unless........   
    Lots of rocks being tipped over, previously hidden contents revealed.
    Workers shipped over, living in overcrowded, grotty caravans. Big chunk of wages going straight back to the landowner. Farmers don't want any Brits who know the law or speak the language for a reason.
    Leicester wilting in the spotlight. How could we have Bangladeshi sweatshops manned by Bangladeshi workers in the middle of a UK city? But people knew of course. Grim truth of Boohoo revealed. One company that needs to fall. Jail the owners.
    Mirrors the textile factories of N. Italy, staffed by illegal Chinese workers. Somebody was making a killing, money wise. But then the virus wiped out whole villages. Everything has consequences, eventually.
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    Van Lady reacted to wherebee in Scaremonger versus lockdown sceptic. Wherebee versus Stunley Andwin.   
    Unwit is 'winning' as the numbers are around 550k and we are half way through the year.  Although if I 'win' we all 'lose'.

     
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    Van Lady reacted to Dave Beans in Pret Panic: homeworking is here to stay   
    It'll also lead to massive increases in mental health problems.  Probably the the main thing that kept me going when I worked in an office, were the people in it.  It might all be nice now to work from home, but how about a year or two down the line?  People wont be able to work out in their gardens come September or October.  It's also a wheese for the employer to get a lot more free work out of their employees..  Perhaps the secret is not to live two hours from work. 
    A mate of mine has been self isolating since March whilst home working, and he has left the house once in that time...he's gone batshit mental...
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    Van Lady reacted to Dave Bloke in Pret Panic: homeworking is here to stay   
    As I posted elsewhere  a week back most French employees have been ordered to order workers back to the office to save the shitty canteens and lunchtime restaurants as well as the bankrupt public transport system.
    What amazed me is that most of my colleagues have been happy to return 5 days week - it's like the negroes beggin' to have the chains put back on because they've never known nuffink else masser boss.
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    Van Lady reacted to Option5 in Compulsory Masks In Shops   
    Cummings
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    Van Lady reacted to unregistered_guest in Deluded Old Scrapper Birds On Dating Sites   
    As documented in the saucy seaside postcards of a forgotten era...

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    Van Lady reacted to wherebee in Open borders starting to hurt the elite - Noel Gallagher   
    If every time you tried to work out what everyone wanted to drink so you could get a round in, and he kept telling jokes and breaking the dialogue so no one ever got a fucking drink, then yes, you'd call him a cunt
     
    especially if he then whipped out an A4 picture of his arsehole and slammed it down on the table.
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    Van Lady got a reaction from Anglepoise in Famous musicians tutorials   
    Another good tutorial from John Taylor.
     
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    Van Lady reacted to XswampyX in Pandemic coming? - Coronavirus April onwards 2020 (Part 3)   
    Yerp.
    Here it is again but stacked not overlay-ed.
    You can see they shut down the economy to protect people who don't work.

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    Van Lady reacted to ccc in Pandemic coming? - Coronavirus April onwards 2020 (Part 3)   
    Good stats. The data they are based on may well be dodgy but best we can go on. 
    And this clearly shows that the lockdown for the under 44 age group was completely ridiculous. 
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    Van Lady reacted to XswampyX in Pandemic coming? - Coronavirus April onwards 2020 (Part 3)   
    Here's the difference between this year and the average of 2019/2018/2017 done by age of death.
    It's pointless going too far back because there are more of 'us' now.

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    Van Lady reacted to One percent in Harbingers of the forthcoming Civil War   
    They should follow the British model of democracy.  Ask people to vote on what they want to happen and then completely ignore them. 
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    Van Lady reacted to stop_the_craziness in Compulsory Masks In Shops   
    Neither.   I don't think anyone can ever be "in charge" of this omnishambles any more.
    It's just the usual tag-team strategy where one government face throws a suggestion out, the public react and then another government face rows back on it.
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    Van Lady reacted to Wight Flight in Deluded Old Scrapper Birds On Dating Sites   
    Could also be known as 'he does weights, she eats cakes' syndrome.
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    Van Lady reacted to spunko in Gardening What are you sowing now?   
    Yeah flying ant day here as well. 
    Roses looking shit hot if I may say so myself...
    This is my favourite, Rosa black baccara. 
    I had to import it from the States and hoped it wouldn't get seized,  luckily customs let it go. You can occasionally buy them in the UK buy they're pretty rare. The below photo doesn't really do it justice, they are one of those roses that stops everyone in their tracks, and they are heavily scented too.

    After a few weeks they go a dark purple, almost black, similar colour to The Watchman hollyhock if anyone knows it, hence the name. 
     

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    Van Lady got a reaction from DownwardSpiral in Compulsory Masks In Shops   
    It’s already mandatory in Scotland from today to wear face coverings in shops.
    Saw plenty folk today leaving shops and pulling their face covering or manufactured mask down or taking it off.
    What a farce!
    I can’t be arsed and don’t believe in mask wearing for all so will be reducing my shop visits more than I have already.
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    Van Lady got a reaction from stop_the_craziness in Pret Panic: homeworking is here to stay   
    I’d just like to add to my post above that it was a real popcorn moment when someone said to me the other day that the government were giving £10 off meals during August. I laughed and said that sounds like an April fool joke. The person responded sadly not.....the chancellor has announced it. Clown world 
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    Van Lady got a reaction from MrXxxx in Pret Panic: homeworking is here to stay   
    I always pay by cash in shops. I quite like browsing around TK Maxx and occasionally buy things there.
    Hmmmm......I feel an experiment brewing. Thinking about taking a run out tomorrow to Dumfries TK Maxx. There are a few basic items I would like to purchase. If prices etc aren’t right I can pick up a pack of socks.
    If they refuse my cash I’ll just shrug my shoulders, say I won’t bother and suggest to the assistant that at next team meeting she reports that lots of folk prefer cash and if it’s not accepted we'll just buy at other shops that do.
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    Van Lady got a reaction from Mike Roberts in Pret Panic: homeworking is here to stay   
    I’d just like to add to my post above that it was a real popcorn moment when someone said to me the other day that the government were giving £10 off meals during August. I laughed and said that sounds like an April fool joke. The person responded sadly not.....the chancellor has announced it. Clown world 
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    Van Lady got a reaction from mattydread in Pret Panic: homeworking is here to stay   
    Yes, I’d love to be a fly on the wall observing meetings, personal moments of the awakening of our idiot rulers.
    I suppose it sounds an arrogant thing for us to say we knew what would happen but it seemed obvious to me that the government has created a major panic in the population. I think we’ll need lots of popcorn as the months ahead unfold!
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    Van Lady got a reaction from Lightly Toasted in Pret Panic: homeworking is here to stay   
    I’d just like to add to my post above that it was a real popcorn moment when someone said to me the other day that the government were giving £10 off meals during August. I laughed and said that sounds like an April fool joke. The person responded sadly not.....the chancellor has announced it. Clown world 
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    Van Lady got a reaction from Lightly Toasted in Pret Panic: homeworking is here to stay   
    Yes, I’d love to be a fly on the wall observing meetings, personal moments of the awakening of our idiot rulers.
    I suppose it sounds an arrogant thing for us to say we knew what would happen but it seemed obvious to me that the government has created a major panic in the population. I think we’ll need lots of popcorn as the months ahead unfold!