longtomsilver

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    longtomsilver reacted to eight in How much do you snooze?   
    If I wear one on my right wrist it often thinks I have been doing vigorous exercise.
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    longtomsilver got a reaction from Austin Allegro in How much do you snooze?   
    I'm dubious.
    I went paragliding yesterday, it was marginal and I hooked three thermals to 3,000ft and the watch congratulated me on climbing 100 flights of stairs. Took the motorcycle out to be serviced earlier on in the week and looked to see it was recording my ride as a 'cycling' activity.
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    longtomsilver reacted to Bedrag Justesen in Extinction rebellion?   
    One of the protestors gets it right.
    Blythe Pepino has vowed not to have children until climate change is properly addressed.
    The problem is too many people. 
     
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    longtomsilver reacted to Caravan Monster in Brexit Party - European Elections   
    Nige's speeches and debate performances are most entertaining but I don't think he or the brexit party are what they appear to be, so long as Gerard Batten remains leader I'll be voting UKIP. Distrust polls because they could be used to manipulate voting.
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    longtomsilver reacted to Austin Allegro in Notre-Dame   
    I think that's why the MSM and establishment went crazy over the Christchurch attacks. They treated it as a sort of 'full perfect sufficient sacrifice satisfaction and oblation' for the sins of the whole Islamic world, ie, justifying and excusing any radical Islamist attack because of it, without reference to the thousands of similar attacks by radical Islamists on Christians throughout the world. Anyone who pointed this out was unfeeling, racist, Islamophobic etc.
     
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    longtomsilver reacted to snaga in The one percent. No wonder they don’t want a land tax   
    I wonder if we can get a campaign going, perhaps get BBC, Lammy, Snow and the SJW mob onside, land ownership in the UK is horribly white?
    turn this identity politics crap on the elites that are imposing it on us little people?
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    longtomsilver reacted to Panther in Money from TAT   
    He takes it well though, fifty years, fifty fucking years of that thing?
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    longtomsilver reacted to The Masked Tulip in Notre-Dame   
    Macron announces a competition to design a new spire.
    Why would you do that? Why not replace it with a replica? Is there an agenda? No doubt.
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    longtomsilver reacted to Happy Renting in World of the weird. Only in America   
    Looking at the pics, I would have chosen to be shot.
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    longtomsilver reacted to DocH in The Labour Party keeps the best possible company   
    I doubt that too...
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    longtomsilver reacted to billfunk in The Labour Party keeps the best possible company   
    Deport him and his whole family. It's the only way they will learn.
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    longtomsilver reacted to One percent in The Labour Party keeps the best possible company   
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6933059/Former-Labour-peer-Lord-Ahmed-61-appears-court-two-brothers-charged-sex-offences.html
    former Labour peer has appeared in court alongside his two brothers charged with historic child sex offences in Rotherham.
    Lord Nazir Ahmed is accused of two attempted rapes, one serious sexual assault and one indecent assault.
    The charges against the 61-year-old relate to two alleged victims, a girl and a boy under the age of 16 and 14.
    Lord Ahmed was born in Kashmir, India, and moved to the UK in 1969 with his family to join his father who was working in steel factories in Rotherham.
    He joined the Labour Party in 1975 aged 18 and became a councillor in Rotherham in 1990.
    In 1998 he became Britain's first Muslim when he was appointed to the House of Lords by then-Prime Minister Tony Blair.
     
    well done Bliar. 
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    longtomsilver got a reaction from null; in Darwin Award Candidates   
    Guilty as charged myself. ~same age as you and assetrichcashpoor. 8-10 and with 2p pieces. Having children in that age bracket myself puts this into perspective... too young to be playing on tracks but even back then we knew to be hyper-vigilante at all times, pop up and drop back down behind the embankment.
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    longtomsilver got a reaction from Kilham in Darwin Award Candidates   
    Guilty as charged myself. ~same age as you and assetrichcashpoor. 8-10 and with 2p pieces. Having children in that age bracket myself puts this into perspective... too young to be playing on tracks but even back then we knew to be hyper-vigilante at all times, pop up and drop back down behind the embankment.
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    longtomsilver reacted to assetrichcashpoor in Darwin Award Candidates   
    I agree. When we were much younger around 10-12 a small gang of us used to piss around by a railway bridge over a river. Putting things on the tracks to be squashed etc. We never sat on the tracks as even 10 year olds know that’s incredibly stupid. 
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    longtomsilver got a reaction from Bricks & Mortar in Notre-Dame   
    In my (formerly) local church there is a money box with a sign above it pleading for me to contribute to the upkeep as it costs '£20k a month to maintain' - being numerically minded I thought that a little too much and they'd kindly detailed a breakdown that included the stipend for both serving and retired clergy. I searched for the detail...
    The basic remuneration for my diocese is £25k plus an annual rural allowance of £900 and expenses upto £800. Mileage allowance in-line with HMRC rates (45p first 10k) and *free accommodation (vicarage) or a housing allowance worth half the stipend (£12.5k). Let's call it £40k per annum and they only work one day a week.
    The pension scheme is good too, 2/3rds final salary non-contributory. Accrual rate 1/40.
    the bold isn't necessary true so I hope I haven't offended any clergy @MrPin #thechurchofpin
    Add in costs on the employer side, the current and retired vicar will be clearing £80k from that £200k plus the administration costs (again listed separately) and you are probably at half the 'fix our roof' fund.
    I'd say the Notre Dame is no different and finding priests in the building would be akin to shooting fish in a barrel. 
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    longtomsilver got a reaction from whocares in Darwin Award Candidates   
    It's like game reserve bingo  rhino/elephant/lions. When I shuffle off this mortal coil I'd be proud of this exit - far swifter than the carehome... I'll never enter the Darwin Award hall of fame however as I've reproduced 🤯
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    longtomsilver got a reaction from Van Lady in Notre-Dame   
    In my (formerly) local church there is a money box with a sign above it pleading for me to contribute to the upkeep as it costs '£20k a month to maintain' - being numerically minded I thought that a little too much and they'd kindly detailed a breakdown that included the stipend for both serving and retired clergy. I searched for the detail...
    The basic remuneration for my diocese is £25k plus an annual rural allowance of £900 and expenses upto £800. Mileage allowance in-line with HMRC rates (45p first 10k) and *free accommodation (vicarage) or a housing allowance worth half the stipend (£12.5k). Let's call it £40k per annum and they only work one day a week.
    The pension scheme is good too, 2/3rds final salary non-contributory. Accrual rate 1/40.
    the bold isn't necessary true so I hope I haven't offended any clergy @MrPin #thechurchofpin
    Add in costs on the employer side, the current and retired vicar will be clearing £80k from that £200k plus the administration costs (again listed separately) and you are probably at half the 'fix our roof' fund.
    I'd say the Notre Dame is no different and finding priests in the building would be akin to shooting fish in a barrel. 
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    longtomsilver reacted to One percent in Notre-Dame   
    Should have shot him with a shotgun. Would have been very holy then. 
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    longtomsilver got a reaction from One percent in Notre-Dame   
    Those who can teach those who can't preach. The one who married me off was an oil executive in a former life - he didn't come across as very holy.
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    longtomsilver reacted to One percent in Notre-Dame   
    Christ, where to I sign up to be a vicar?  
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    longtomsilver reacted to twocents in Notre-Dame   
    In the event of an armed attack it seems inadequate.  It's only adequate from the perspective of authorities who don't really care about deaths and injuries except that it might damage their vote.
    In 2019 I would rather be armed.
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    longtomsilver reacted to DocH in Notre-Dame   
    On the 11am BBC Radio 4 news it was anncounced that in Spain security would be increased for Spain's cathedrals. "Security" - didn't say "Increased fire-marshall presence", so perhaps they know something that isn't generally being announced.
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    longtomsilver got a reaction from Inoperational Bumblebee in voice and tax   
    Last week I had a tax question regarding my mothers affairs that couldn't be resolved via a google query alone as the information online was so ambiguous. After numerous attempts to get through and 19 minutes on I am explaining my query to the Welsh lass/call handler who ums and ahs then asking if I'd mind holding for a few minutes returns to impart her specialist knowledge that I instantly picked up on as being gleaned from the same link I'd stumbled across on google (not .gov.uk - so not official) I called her out on it as well which she admitted.
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    longtomsilver reacted to man o' the year in Where then?   
    Actually speaking from an experience of 23 years teaching 4 out of 10 would mean that it is a low rate wanting to leave teaching. In my time of teaching a very large proportion of teachers spoke of intending to leave. I was in fact one of the very few who did and now looking back almost all are still teaching and many in the same roles they were 13 years ago when I left. The inertia of a regular paycheck is great. I would imagine now it is much harder to move to anything close to a teaching salary nowadays.