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#23100 Feb 17, 2013
tony1003 wrote:
<quoted text>
This one is more to my taste!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =THYgeETrkPsXX
'Morning Tony...beautiful day here, has to be
equally lovely there too.

Great choice of music...Last Night of The Proms eh?

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#23101 Feb 17, 2013
'Morning everyone:

Re #23078..

Rm, I 'think' that is what El meant
by 'collar'

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El,
very sorry to hear you are having trouble with
the cat, poor little fella.

Nice touch of Spring here just now..
tho' cold weather on the way!
I always feel that our weather is
somehow rationed! lol.

***

Re #23089

Tony, what a splendid link.

***

Franko enjoyed your 'blades' pun!

May I add..

I think the NIKE ad Co..
gave him 'the boot'(:

WBR,
Are you going to join the
Poetry Challenge thread?

I did!!!!

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#23102 Feb 17, 2013
Grace Nerissa wrote:
<quoted text>
Something kind of irrestible about that kind
of word play, I always find..
On a more serious note -
apparently >
"NIKE [I am the bullet in the chamber] ad campaign,
The Nike ad campaign featuring Oscar Pistorius was swiftly pulled after the crisis broke
"I am the bullet in the chamber" ran the strapline for the Nike advert featuring Paralympic champion Oscar Pistorius."
Kind of eerie coincidence how those words were arranged.
Good night El, sleep well.
Very eerie indeed....Good Morning Grace.

I tried to reply to you..and others...at round 4 this morning
on my tablet, but not quite got the hang as yet.

It's a very sad conclusion to Pistorius excellent achievements
where we all admired him so much....and of course, sadder yet
that his beautiful girlfriend has had her life extinguished.

Well, life goes on...here comes my newspaper and the kettle is
on....

Have a lovely day Grace.
Krypteia

Brighton, UK

#23103 Feb 17, 2013
tony1003 wrote:
<quoted text>
Found it - 27 April. Trouble is I have a potential booking for sailing that weekend, so it will need to be 'wait, out' for a few days on that one.
Thought it was end of April,unfortunately it's my brothers wedding so have to miss it this year.I suppose if you have work mate you have to take it,there be plenty of other games

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#23104 Feb 17, 2013
eleanorigby wrote:
<quoted text>
'Morning Tony...beautiful day here, has to be
equally lovely there too.
Great choice of music...Last Night of The Proms eh?
Morning ER. A friend of mine sang in the BBC Chorus, so I was fortunate enough to be at the Albert Hall for the Last Night in 2000. Magic.

Sunny here today also - and forecast for that tomorrow. Hoping to get the grass cut then - it's the first time since November it's been anywhere near dry enough to do the lawns.
Krypteia

Brighton, UK

#23105 Feb 17, 2013
tony1003 wrote:
K - tickets available from the Army/Navy page -£21.80 each.
These games are getting very popular now and do very well,I remember when it would just fill quarter of the stadium,lol.
That's not a bad price expect that will be up in the gods,lol

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#23106 Feb 17, 2013
RMQuinn37 wrote:
<quoted text>
Don't they have cones for cats so they don't touch their wounds?
'Morning Quincy...tried to reply in the early hours, cannot
fathom the Tablet as yet..proud of the fact I can actually
access the internet! Took a while.

Yes, as Grace has said, by collar I am referring to a cone.
I was surprised not to see him in one when I collected him,
but considering the cost of the treatment, I think they could have 'thrown one in'....I do have one as it happens and will
put it on him if need be...so far so good. Hate to see him unhappy like this though, can't possibly let him out and he is
not a happy bunny at the moment. I tell him..plenty of time to go out, lol.

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#23107 Feb 17, 2013
Grace Nerissa wrote:
'Morning everyone:
Re #23078..
Rm, I 'think' that is what El meant
by 'collar'
***
El,
very sorry to hear you are having trouble with
the cat, poor little fella.
Nice touch of Spring here just now..
tho' cold weather on the way!
I always feel that our weather is
somehow rationed! lol.
***
Re #23089
Tony, what a splendid link.
***
Franko enjoyed your 'blades' pun!
May I add..
I think the NIKE ad Co..
gave him 'the boot'(:
WBR,
Are you going to join the
Poetry Challenge thread?
I did!!!!
Better than giving him 'the old soft shoe'....:)

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#23108 Feb 17, 2013
tony1003 wrote:
<quoted text>
Morning ER. A friend of mine sang in the BBC Chorus, so I was fortunate enough to be at the Albert Hall for the Last Night in 2000. Magic.
Sunny here today also - and forecast for that tomorrow. Hoping to get the grass cut then - it's the first time since November it's been anywhere near dry enough to do the lawns.
That would be a brilliant memory Tony. Cutting the grass in
February? Must be warmer than I thought in Cornwall! What
little grass we have now the patio is covered with slate, we
strim around late April...

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#23109 Feb 17, 2013
franko wrote:
<quoted text>you are right, th etwo sons have set a new standard I think ... then again maybe I don't know enough about what other royals have done ... maybe it needs to be better publicized?
All I know of the Queen is that she goes around the world, rides in a car and waves to the people ... that doesn't seem like much.
lol Franko...it does need better publicity it would appear.

For the living generation of Royals, the Duke of Edinburgh served as a destroyer Captain during the second world war (Royal Navy)..

the Queen served as a ambulance driver in WW11...she was only 18 at the time, and to mention that all laws from Parliament must go by the Queen, and I believe the Prime Minister has a daily audience with her to discuss parliamentary matters. She represents the country in everything she does....her visit to Ireland is a prime example where she won many hearts...the first time a reigning monarch had visited the Republic of Ireland for many years.

Prince Charles....served as a destroyer Captain in the Royal Navy.
Takes a keen interest in farming and conservation.

Prince Andrew....served as a helicopter pilot in the Falklands campaign.

Princess Anne is a Patron of children's charities. Hands on.

the list goes on.....

they are worth the 60 pence a week per household to keep 'em!

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#23110 Feb 17, 2013
eleanorigby wrote:
<quoted text>
That would be a brilliant memory Tony. Cutting the grass in
February? Must be warmer than I thought in Cornwall! What
little grass we have now the patio is covered with slate, we
strim around late April...
Most years it carries on growing (on and off) throughout the winter. Last year was colder than most, so I didn't have to cut until the end of February!

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#23111 Feb 17, 2013
On another subject,

I remember a few folks here, on the thread saying they intended
going to see the movie LINCOLN,
if anyone HAS seen it, I'd be interested
to have your opinion of it.

I saw the movie, and must admit,
was disappointed, perhaps that was due to
all the hype which preceded it..

The company I went with thought the same,
that.. it was a good movie without being a great one.

I had seen JANGO UNCHAINED previously and
THAT was a brilliant movie, I never thought I'd see anyone outshine
DANIEL DAY LEWIS, who is known to be one of the greatest
living actors of our time,

but in the two movies I mention,

Leonardo DiCapri towered over him, acting wise.
IMO.

Funny how it goes!

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#23112 Feb 17, 2013
Krypteia wrote:
<quoted text>These games are getting very popular now and do very well,I remember when it would just fill quarter of the stadium,lol.
That's not a bad price expect that will be up in the gods,lol
No, it isn't - block M row 70, but there aren't many tickets left! Need to talk to my RN oppos stil serving to see if I can blag some!

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#23113 Feb 17, 2013
eleanorigby wrote:
<quoted text>'Morning Quincy...tried to reply in the early hours, cannot
fathom the Tablet as yet..proud of the fact I can actually
access the internet! Took a while.

Yes, as Grace has said, by collar I am referring to a cone.
I was surprised not to see him in one when I collected him,
but considering the cost of the treatment, I think they could have 'thrown one in'....I do have one as it happens and will
put it on him if need be...so far so good. Hate to see him unhappy like this though, can't possibly let him out and he is
not a happy bunny at the moment. I tell him..plenty of time to go out, lol.
He will appreciate the extra pampering as you will be hand feeding him. I've had friends with an assortment of dogs who needed that collar at some. Poorly tale creatures.

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#23114 Feb 17, 2013
Grace Nerissa wrote:
'Morning everyone:

Re #23078..

Rm, I 'think' that is what El meant
by 'collar'

***

El,
very sorry to hear you are having trouble with
the cat, poor little fella.

Nice touch of Spring here just now..
tho' cold weather on the way!
I always feel that our weather is
somehow rationed! lol.

***

Re #23089

Tony, what a splendid link.

***

Franko enjoyed your 'blades' pun!

May I add..

I think the NIKE ad Co..
gave him 'the boot'(:

WBR,
Are you going to join the
Poetry Challenge thread?

I did!!!!
You mentioned our slight differences in language once.......collar, cone it's still sad looking for our furry friends.

Hope you had a good weekend. Is today Sports Sunday for everyone ?

“ain't she sweet?”

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#23115 Feb 17, 2013
Krypteia wrote:
Anyway on a positive note recently got in from a school friends 50th ,very good night,known him since I was five,a lifetime ago
Now I have a younger brother wedding end of April,Army reunion end of May and if I can afford it I would like to go to Crete,love my Greek mythology,me thinks will be next year now,,,what's everyone's plans for this year,a happy year hopefully!
And I hope you thoroughly enjoy each and every one of the festivities!

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#23116 Feb 17, 2013
RMQuinn37 wrote:
<quoted text>
You mentioned our slight differences in language once.......collar, cone it's still sad looking for our furry friends.
Hope you had a good weekend. Is today Sports Sunday for everyone ?
LOL

too true..

If I sed to you

'come on over tonight, we'll be having a bit of crack'!!

you'd be shocked!

when I'd have meant by it

'a bit of fun'

LOL

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#23117 Feb 17, 2013
tony1003 wrote:
<quoted text>Thank goodness it's Sunday - just spent 30 mins trying to check out the US taxation system - went to the IRS site, which was a minefield (Lord knows how your politicans navigate around it)! Complex system to an outsider. Worked out that "payroll" tax in the US seems to be like our National Insurance contributions. Did come across this one, which whilst a little simplistic, does explain the situation to a bear of little brain like me!

http://money.cnn.com/2011/04/14/pf/taxes/who_...

Romney's comment about the 47%, whilst correct, gave the impression that this group paid no taxes, which is inaccurate. It was also very damaging for him politically. What I find astounding is that 12.5% of those in the %50-100K group pay no income tax. That would not happen in the UK.

VAT is like your sales tax. Personally, I find it something of a blunt instrument - 20% added to the price of items hits the poorest hardest. For you, there is the facility to claim it back on items you buy when you visit the UK.
Thank for that informed post Tony. I am not a numbers person and perhaps was not explaining my point well. The "47%" comment is a gross mischaracterization of the reality as I think you saw. The poorest still pay some element in tax and even seniors on Social Security still pay into Medicare or social healthcare. In addition, while the rich blame the poorest, they apparently have no qualms about big corporations paying no tax. How is that reasonable?

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#23118 Feb 17, 2013
tony1003 wrote:
<quoted text>Sorry, for me some of this does not run. You mentioned the budget. All the news sources I have seen over here have pointed out that the Republican-controlled House of Representatives has been blocking the budget - even to the extent of teetering towards the financial cliff (which actually was brinkmanship as even they would not have cut off their noses to spite their faces). The Senate alone cannot pass a budget, it needs both Houses. In passing, the developed world is facing a financial crisis unlike any in recent history: all countries are having to borrow like crazy, including the UK. That crisis began in the banking systems whilst Bush was President and Blair/Brown were pratting about in the UK.

Benghazi was unfortunate - but only Fox News seemed to push the line you give. It was only after the attack that the UK foreign office warned Brits to get out - and they are usually very swift to warn our citizens of danger. I think it caught everyone on the hop - Obama included.

On the plus side, he dealt with Bin Laden and he does now have a strategy to get out of Afghanistan - a war that we cannot win (we never have in that country) and into which Blair/Bush rushed without an exit strategy.
Bless you Tony for being an excellent fact checker!!!!! I have stated repeatedly I am no fan Obama (I live in Illinois where he was a senator and voted for him then) but it is clearly the Republicans who flat out stated they would not work with him one iota. They ostracized Republicans who compromised with the Dems. They said they would make him a one term President ...... they failed.

It's the Republicans who refuse to do their job and have screwed the citizenry. Votes on the debt and taxes keep coming up and they refuse to work with the President.

As for Benghazi, it was the Republicans who cut spending for security at the embassy and shot down Hillary Clinton's request for funding.

http://thinkprogress.org/security/2012/10/10/...

Who cares why it happened or whether Obama initially said it was a protest? It happened and in spite of Administration requests to increase security, Republicans said no ---- Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan included ----- and then the Republicans have the gall to blame the Administration for the security failure .

Sent from my iPhone

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#23119 Feb 17, 2013
Krypteia wrote:
Morning El and all,what a lovely morning feels like spring,was thinking of going for a walk along the beach but my heads a bit tender.
A mate offered a spare ticket for Twickenhan last night,got to let him know today,expensive day out got to weigh it up at the moment as things are coming up.
Spring day? I'm jealous. It's 10 degrees (-12C) this morning!

Enjoy your walk :-)

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