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  1. Peccavi

    Australia living in the dark ages

    I try not to post too much; (on any site) nowadays, but sometimes I get sucked in by interesting stuff. Was just about to log off when I checked back.. Agree your first line. Men and women should be equal, (they are in my minds eye, but still today on pay scales they are not). I'd be happy to have one title for both also, but it is not the case and won't happen now. I am unsure and really don't care if it was 'feminists' who decided on a non status title for women 30-40 years ago, but I'm glad they did; I embraced it and still agree with it. I understand that addressing a female formally might present a problem for you. That problem has arisen because women had to have their status defined, unlike men. If we had all been called Mr (you know what I mean),-there would not have been a problem,-and for so very many I have to say, there is no problem. I always address women as Ms when unsure of their status. I have only once been told 'I am Mrs', and it was without rancour. I am frequently called Mrs, but have never had the urge to spit and hiss at the addressee. That last line says more about you than the crop haired tattooed bemetaled amazons to whom you refer....(how's that for categorizing!) Put windscreen wipers on your specs, and venture forth into the hairy hell of the feminasty! I'm awa the noo to shave my chin!
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    Australia living in the dark ages

    I have never thought of myself as a silly distraction, but as I get older I think it might be better than nothing.. My 'pointless tangent' is thus because that is how you see it. I have managed quite well on the intelligence quotient, managing a military then law career. I don't do 'pointless tangents', I managed to choose a title that does not define me in any way (you of course will disagree with that), whilst steering clear of burning my bra; an increasingly vital tool as one gets older. (It avoids the pain of having the mammys bang on the knees). I have nothing tattooed on my forehead, but once I have my 80th birthday, I intend to get a tattoo on my chest that says: 'this is where they used to be'. You just say hello to a woman you don't know.Nothing confusing about it. Italics: Why indeed? Why is there this compulsion to know if one is a Mrs or a Miss? A Mr is a Mr; it isn't an issue. I don't meet someone and say Hi, I'm a Miss or a Mrs? Just in case you were wondering. ___________________ Tbh Newjez, I really am surprised that you can see one and not the other. You argue strongly that gay people should not have to justify their sexuality. Exactly right-I agree. Yet you do not see that using a title that does not define female status in the same way. Instead categorising those who choose to do this as silly and pointless. You seem to see the choice of Ms as something that defines a feminist. So you defend the one and dismiss the other. Defend the right to not categorize. For both.
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    Australia living in the dark ages

    Interesting. I choose Ms, feminist or not. I have neither my husband nor my fathers name but concede I can do ugger ball about being female or woman. it irks a tad, but life is too short to sweat it. 'Marriage' for me is a man/woman thing,-but I approach that from a pov of see a marriage contract as archaic nonsense. I'm damned if I can figure why such is so important, but there you go.. My closest friend in Oz never 'came out', and why not? I never 'came out' as hetero. He would have disagreed with my view, but as I said it has more to do with why we pursue this Christian (or Muslim or Martian) ideal. Each to his/her own. (View, that is).
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    UK has FULL employment.

    Sod it! I thought Bibbs was being sarcastic!
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    Amy Winehouse

    I think many people saw her as just another popstar, but when I heard how she sang I knew she was a cut above the rest. She reminded me of Billie Holliday. I wonder why so many talented people become so tormented?
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    I, Daniel Blake

    This is a film I am not going to miss.
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    Tony Blair in deep ****

    My Father was not by any means a conscientious objector!! It might be the case for many--- ("always a few" - I like your sense of humour....), ---but I think the common proletariat is ever more aware (as they are the cannon fodder), of what constitutes a threat to global freedoms (WW1-11) where even men little more than boys rushed to join up; -and self interest invasions. I take your point, but don't think that is set. it might be the case, but I think in some instances, it is not. It does not matter if every man and his dog turned out to demonstrate; it depends totally on how it is reported by the press which today does not report news, but gives opinion. Incidents of any kind are played up by one rag, and down by another.
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    Tony Blair in deep ****

    (This is what confused me. Thanks for clarifying though). I don't think for a nanosecond that the anti Iraq war group were in minority. This issue galvanized Adders. I suppose the powerlessness of the mass of protesters could make them feel like a minority? For me it was just that: powerlessness. Before he died my Father was one of the retired senior officers who co-signatoried a letter to that congenital idiot. But war- at all costs -had already been decided. Others paid the price.
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    Tony Blair in deep ****

    In a minority? (I think I might be misunderstanding you...?) I have never seen before or since the volume of people who demonstrated to stop the invasion. I was resident in 'sleepy' Adelaide at the time. The City atmosphere was electric. Each State had much the same. The UK also demonstrated forcefully against this illegal invasion. In a minority? Seriously? WW1 WW11 did not incur any protest. People knew this engagement was wrong. " I am (note that: "I"), am with you, whatever" (Blair to Bush). That 'whatever' caused 179 families misery and heartbreak that as endured to date. Many many thousands of Iraqi women, children,....innocents; died. Very senior former military officers wrote to the Blair Government pleading with them to stop. They/he ignored them. That approach was unprecedented. It was this spurious and deceptive invasion that has curbed the act of assisting those who are in real and desperate need of assistance today. I mean Syria. All because this vile creature lay down with the dogs of war offering up his own countrymen to do his dirty work, ill equipped and ultimately reviled by the Iraqi's. I hope I did misunderstand you. However, I hope now that these families go after Blair legally. He has it coming.
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    Britexit I told you so & i knew it!

    But you did reply Pbum and I appreciate it. I mean that. There have been many incidents-far more than I have listed, and that is within days. It will get worse, but I hope it does not. Let's wait and see..
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    well done iceland

    They were referred to early yesterday? as England playing against 'lowly' Iceland. That's why I'm damn pleased for them.
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    Britexit I told you so & i knew it!

    It starts. Waste no time, even a T-shirt has been printed up with 'We Won! Poles go home'. A broadcaster is called 'a Paki'/ a Polish father and son have been beaten up/ racist graffiti has been sprayed on a Polish community centre/ a man goes around showing his passport/ my ugly money has been donated. Oh yes! Boris is calling for calm, Nigel has a big grin on his face/ he has accused Boris of softening his stance; probably because Boris has called for calm. This is the ugly face of it. So many 'are not involved'; but so many voted with this issue unspoken, -including a couple of my friends. I'm surprised with my cultural background that they tolerate me. Possibly because I have an acceptable skin colour.... Why, when this IS going on is this post going to irritate some of you?
  13. Zack for the naughty corner. I made the point that I was commenting on the doco. It was disingenuous BS. Edit:.....play the ball not the man..........
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    Ladies - Marks & Spencer's Undies

    Before I returned, returnees and residents warned me that Boots was now very expensive, and Sparks sold expensive rubbish. Their clothing (made offshore?), certainly is. I found taupe slacks for £45 and they were tatty. I found a new-new! donated pair in Heart Foundation for 5 squids. Far superior in quality. The game now is minimum outlay (quality), maximum return (profit). I'm not saying what undies I wear, but they are based on the fact that my alluring siren days (if they ever existed) are well and truly over. (And I wish I had kept my military 'mummy don't trust me' undies for the UK Winter. They were bullet proof!).
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    Britexit I told you so & i knew it!

    I intend to cash in on this; -(albeit at the expense of some poor sod/s): I've bet £5 each (four times today with my Brexiters) that there will be a dramatic increase in intolerance toward those we see as not 'British'. Just like the Australian FIFO, I suspect that 'this is our country not yours' or variations thereof, will grow. I voted Remain, but far from being a bad loser, I see this-much as it makes me uneasy, -as a win for the 'working class' guy and guyess. They are the ones that get no voice. Well they damn well have one now, and on that one issue I'm pleased. Voting was split: More affluent areas: Remain. Working class areas: Leave. Working class areas with higher 'new British' citizens (will that do?): Remain. CBD: Remain. Security/citizenship issues (eg. Gibraltar 96%!/n-Ireland/Scotland): Remain. It is unfortunate that small businesses etc who have suffered by EU membership became a voice at the back of the crowd; the issue was migrants. Migrants. Migrants. ...........and we now face the delightful points system of jolly ol' Oz. I hated aligning myself with the likes of Cameron/ that little scamp Blair/...being told by Obama what to do/ Mark Carney (bank of England) preaching hellfire and brimstone/....and knowing that dear Margaret would approve (though it is unlikely that she would have tolerated 'working class' people having any voice at all). I loathed being shoulder to shoulder with them, but the alternative-on one issue only, is worrying. The migrant population of the UK, and those who have been here for many years; many born here, are about to become the 'whipping boys'. They will suffer. I get 20 quid. I'm certain of the first, which secures the second, though I will be more than happy to have to payout after this first year (our agreed time limit). I applaud the British working class, but I tell yer'; I'm uneasy; very uneasy.