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    Today, 10:14
    Yeah, Macca's in London demonstrating with them. Think he scaled Big Ben yesterday.
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    17-10-2019, 08:48
    Joe replied to a thread Flu jab ? in Abstract Chat
    And the trouble is that whilst we can laugh at them, some take them very seriously, with fatal results, such as that German bloke who wanted to kill...
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    16-10-2019, 22:52
    Joe replied to a thread Flu jab ? in Abstract Chat
    Also here: http://howtheworldreallyworks.info '"The World Health Organization / United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund ...
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    16-10-2019, 09:03
    Joe replied to a thread Flu jab ? in Abstract Chat
    Had mine a couple of weeks back. Have had them for five years or so, never had any adverse effects from needle or contents thereof.
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    11-10-2019, 22:10
    Joe replied to a thread Women Hifi owners... in Blank Canvas
    I've got shedloads of credit cards, but the only one I use regularly is my Amazon one; it keeps all my Amazon-related purchases in one place, and I...
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    11-10-2019, 18:53
    Joe replied to a thread Women Hifi owners... in Blank Canvas
    I don't know anyone like that (getting into serious debt, living beyond their means). Maybe I move in the wrong circles. Or: if you owe the...
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    11-10-2019, 15:10
    It refers to someone called Rudi on A N Other forum who's always up at 5am waxing floors, valeting cars etc etc.
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    10-10-2019, 22:48
    Her name isn't 'Rudi', is it?
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    10-10-2019, 14:56
    Joe replied to a thread Women Hifi owners... in Blank Canvas
    As long as she doesn't put the chickens before the moggie.
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    10-10-2019, 10:56
    Joe replied to a thread Women Hifi owners... in Blank Canvas
    It's this 'we all' I don't get. Why the need to label people? Everyone's different. No-one I know is embroiled in seeking society's approval; they're...
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    09-10-2019, 12:46
    I thought it was because Vietnam had been a French colony and they were fighting to keep control, as in Algeria, but it's not something I know much...
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    09-10-2019, 10:12
    Joe replied to a thread Women Hifi owners... in Blank Canvas
    From about nine to about fifteen, though I also played a lot of football and went to see Liverpool play at that time. I had a bike which was a...
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    09-10-2019, 10:06
    It was, of course, a French war to begin with. Graham Greene's 'The Quiet American' (1955) is an excellent novel set at the time when the French were...
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    09-10-2019, 10:00
    Joe replied to a thread Women Hifi owners... in Blank Canvas
    Actually, everyone's an 'exception'. Generalities mainly exist in the eye of the beholder; when you get to know a person well you see the differences...
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    09-10-2019, 06:43
    Joe replied to a thread Women Hifi owners... in Blank Canvas
    I'm sure they do. It's the geekery/OCD bit they don't get. In the same way, you see very few women train-spotting. I don't know whether that's...
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    08-10-2019, 22:15
    Well, the military-industrial complex had an interest in prolonging/extending the conflict, and undoubtedly put pressure on the politicians to keep...
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    08-10-2019, 22:08
    America's assistance to Europe in WWI?
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    08-10-2019, 11:34
    It doesn't 'prove your point' which was that the Japanese 'would have surrendered anyway', which is precisely what they didn't do.
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    08-10-2019, 09:09
    Joe replied to a thread Women Hifi owners... in Blank Canvas
    All I currently get is advertising about Cloud computing and presentation software, relating to a job I retired from six years ago. I may start...
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    08-10-2019, 08:11
    That was what was said after the event. If Japan was ready to surrender 'anyway', why had they not already done so? The allies called on Japan to...
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    07-10-2019, 21:10
    Joe replied to a thread Women Hifi owners... in Blank Canvas
    Indeed. I wondered why it didn't show up on the lyrics for 'Get Off My Cloud'. That song had the bit about 'my kind of detergent pack'.
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    07-10-2019, 17:51
    Joe replied to a thread Women Hifi owners... in Blank Canvas
    The current tussle is between Facebook, which wants to allow end-to-end encryption to protect users' privacy, and governments, who claim that...
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    07-10-2019, 17:43
    Joe replied to a thread Women Hifi owners... in Blank Canvas
    It's a confused mish-mash of quotes from here there and everywhere, with few references to check. Some quotes are just plain wrong. To pick one at...
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    07-10-2019, 14:41
    Joe replied to a thread Women Hifi owners... in Blank Canvas
    Accepting for the sake of argument the premise that smartphones 'control behaviour' and that their near-ubiquity is all part of some vast conspiracy,...
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    07-10-2019, 12:59
    'The Victorian Parson' by Barry Turner.
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    07-10-2019, 09:42
    Joe replied to a thread Women Hifi owners... in Blank Canvas
    But surely they always have done? From the Rolling Stones 'Get Off My Cloud' (1965): 'Well I'm watching my TV when a man comes on who tells me...
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    07-10-2019, 09:26
    Joe replied to a thread Misheard lyrics in Musical Compositions
    'She can take the dog out of a night time' (Dylan'Love Minus Zero') 'That little chipmunk dining on your hand' (The Four Seasons 'Let's Hang On')...
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    07-10-2019, 09:19
    Joe replied to a thread Women Hifi owners... in Blank Canvas
    Well, the Jeff Beck song 'Tallyman' (1967) was aimed at people buying things 'on tick', so people aspiring to things they couldn't afford was...
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    06-10-2019, 17:54
    Joe replied to a thread Women Hifi owners... in Blank Canvas
    OK, but there's nothing new about people defining themselves through their possessions (and sometimes living beyond their means in their attempts to...
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    06-10-2019, 12:58
    Joe replied to a thread Women Hifi owners... in Blank Canvas
    I must be fundamentally incurious. I couldn't give a toss whether someone buys a new iPhone every week or still has the first mobile they ever...
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