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  • mick replied to the topic Silent Migraines in the forum Health 17 hours, 48 minutes ago

    I used to get them, they were caused by food triggers. Identifying the triggers and avoiding the foods solved the problem.

  • garygary started the topic Silent Migraines in the forum Health 17 hours, 49 minutes ago

    Does anyone else get these?

    How often do you get them, and how long do they last?

    I’ve had them occasionally for the past 5 years or so, but I’ve now had 3 since the beginning of the year. Usually I get them at work, but today I had one on a day off.

    I usually just get the zig zags and visual problems. They last about 30-40 minutes, then they…[Read more]

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  • I can’t understand why France doesn’t just arrest them and put them in a jail until they can be deported, is just due to the sheer numbers/cost? They are in France illegally, if they needed refuge then I’m sure France would be happy to process them and put them in a suitable french refugee camp. But if they refuse then they aren’t anything but…

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  • They are in France. A perfectly fine country.

    Fine unless for example they speak English and have an established family in the UK. Is it better for anyone to have someone live a poor, excluded, disconnected and ultimately vulnerable life in France when they could be connected and productive in the UK? Europe’s asylum systems are a mess, it’s…[Read more]

  • While some royal mail employees are useless they aren’t even in the same league of crapness as Hermes IMO, how can you have a delivery system without a sorting office where people can collect undelivered parcels? they don’t provide any useful tracking info the ones I’ve had the misfortune of dealing with don’t leave any contact details to arrange…[Read more]

  • Katy replied to the topic Capitalism vs Communism in the forum Banter 2 days, 14 hours ago

    Communism is the most murderous idea. It cost over 100 000 000 lives and the score is not finished yet.

    How many lives have been lost due to capitalism, and still are being? Blood diamond, arms dealing, slavery!

    I’m not suggesting communism is the answer, but I don’t think it’s got the trophy for “Deaths of Social Systems Award”,, if not I think…[Read more]

  • When faced with a Royal Mail delivery I look around for an alternate supplier who ships with DPD.

    My many excperiences of DPD are all so consistently good I’ve been considering starting a thread about them – this is how deliveries should work. 2 attempts to deliver, you can set the day for both, notification of a time slot on the day, live t…[Read more]

  • Had the same happen to me, heard the post come through the letterbox, so disappointingly thought no parcel that day, then went and found the card there a little while later. Complained to sorting office manager, who basically called me a liar, when I said I had heard it come through the letterbox and gave him the time as well. This resulted in a…[Read more]

  • I had this at my last house all the time and it was frickin annoying making endless 18 mile round trips to the sorting office.

    When I moved here within a week everyone told me “we have a really good postman” and I was slightly baffled – I mean how good do you have to be to put stuff successfully through a letterbox?

    Then I found out.

    He…[Read more]

  • I’ve had the same happen. I was sat on the bottom of the stairs fixing a puncture, 10 foot away from the door, the postie was so quick shoving the card through that most of the details on the slip were empty and by the time I’d opened the door to try and confront him he was back in the van and pulling away.

    Apparently they do this when they are…[Read more]

  • troll replied to the topic Capitalism vs Communism in the forum Banter 2 days, 15 hours ago

    @elly Indeed they are not, but does that make them any less valuable as people? I see the principle behind communism as vauling the person and ensuring that all have a decent quality of life, regardless of whether they are not so clever, sick, injured etc.

    The practicalities of this have been shown not to work so well, but the idea behind it…[Read more]

  • elly replied to the topic Capitalism vs Communism in the forum Banter 2 days, 15 hours ago

    The idea is that all people should be equal!

    @troll But people are not equall in their skills, motivation, endurance, intelligence, knowledge etc. How could they be equally rewarded? The only way is to make uneqal rules disadvantaging those more capable and that´ s a worm in shiny apple of communism which causes that all attempts to install it…[Read more]

  • kerry replied to the topic Capitalism vs Communism in the forum Banter 2 days, 15 hours ago

    @mick Financially: yes, money is just a tool, like all tools it can be modified or used differently as the user chooses.

    Environmentally: Not even close at present levels of consumption without almost unimaginable changes to the care taken in extracting, consuming and reusing resources. With that… maybe but I’ve no idea how we get there since…[Read more]

  • sam replied to the topic Capitalism vs Communism in the forum Banter 2 days, 15 hours ago

    I watched one of those survival programs based on stone age life. What struck me was that in the program the lazy , self centred and workshy ones seemed to survive better than those who worked hard finding food etc. They worked themselves to the bone while the others nicked the food and lay about conserving energy. I guess in the real stone age…[Read more]

  • troll replied to the topic Capitalism vs Communism in the forum Banter 2 days, 15 hours ago

    @elly The idea is that all people should be equal!

    I’m not saying I agree with how Marx suggested it should be implemented, but I do agree with the idea behind it.

    I have spent large amounts of time living in Russia, I do understand how bad it was for the countries that followed it, but this is not due to the idea of equality for all, but due…[Read more]

  • elly replied to the topic Capitalism vs Communism in the forum Banter 2 days, 15 hours ago

    @sam @mick No, the idea behind communism is that it must be installed violently because capitalists do not give up their property voluntarily. Read Marx.

    Communism is “dictatorship of the proletariat”

  • mick replied to the topic Capitalism vs Communism in the forum Banter 2 days, 15 hours ago

    @elly I think the point is that there are greedy people out there, who end up controlling things, socialist, capitailist or communist. And thats what buggers the job up.

  • sam replied to the topic Capitalism vs Communism in the forum Banter 2 days, 15 hours ago

    @elly The idea behind it wasn’t to murder milllions though. The idea was to create a state of equals, which is a great idea. The problem was the leaders who didn’t implement equality, they just saw an opportunity to instal a dictatorship.

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