elly

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  • #467

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    Like others I find the idea of trophy hunting unnecessary and repulsive.

    Without wishing to trivialise things I think the thought of having an elephant’s head stuck on a wall with its trunk hanging down to the floor a bit weird

  • #366

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    Has this complaint always been so prevalent do we think or are we just better at recognizing and naming it these days? I’ve had it since moving house just under two years ago and it can be incredibly painful and make me wince some days, although it’s not as bad now I’ve been wearing orthotics for the past 18 months.

    Thinking back, my late Nan must have suffered similarly but she never gave it a name.

    Could be that the modern day lifestyle play a part and meaning plantar fasciitis more widespread in younger people? Lot more people wear High heels and even office work and sitting for long periods could alter posture affecting your feet in some way?

    I guess solving these problems and not looking for a quick pain easing is best. Leaving the root cause untreated could mean injuries could starting creeping up into your ankle…then your lower legs to your knees and lower back eeek!!

  • #349

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    @isac Have you ever been involved in ‘a bit of conflict’? It’s all well and good pontificating from the safety of your arm chair, but you might feel differently when it’s your wife who risks being shot, blown up or otherwise having their life brutally curtailed as they go about their daily business.

    But that being said what I don’t understand is why, if you were in France, you’d want to come here!

  • #332

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    If you mean a migraine without the headache, I do, well only a very mild headache . They do tend to make me feel drained for a couple of days afterwards. I have visual disturbances, speech problems (very embarrassing when you cant form a sentence). and usually pins and needles or numbness in my fingers and tongue. Mine used to be hormonal but are usually stress related now. They tend to come in batches, one or two a week for a month or so, then nothing for ages. It’s usually bright light that triggers them, particularly the glare of the sun on a road or surface. I think it’s my bodies way of making me aware I need to rest, since that’s the only thing that cures them. If I take 3 paracetamol at the very first sign I can put them off for a while sometimes.

  • #299

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    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 fail to ugly dictatorship every time

    The road to hell is usually paved with good intentions

  • #295

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    @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”

  • #292

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    Communism gets a bad reputation, but actually the idea behind it is great, it’s jus that people are greedy. I’d suggest that some sort of Scandinavian model with higher taxes is probably the most sustainable, but I am no economist!

    Communism is the most murderous idea. It cost over 100 000 000 lives and the score is not finished yet. And don´ t tell me I am (or my friends and relatives) greedy because I lived in shity communist state witch didn´ t work

  • #274

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    moya.greene@royalmail.com

    e mail the ceo directly, it wont be her but it will be someone in her office that send it back down to the local manager to deal. If it comes from the directors office then they will take notice, at least they do where I work. A complaint from the ceos office gets treated differently than one from a customer.

  • #255

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    @billy The Le Touquet agreement is a bilateral agremment between France and UK so not in theory related to Brexit but renegotiation could be used as leverage in Brexit talks.

    That said, a fuller answer to your original post would be that the French also benefit from the Le Tourquet agreement: the agreement makes it harder for people to apply for refugee / asylum status in the UK, so most likely reduces the steady stream of migrants traipsing through france hoping to get to the UK.

    The UK does already pay for much of the border infrastructure in Calais under the terms of the Le Tourquet agreement. Not sure how much but according to Politico it is “hundreds of millions of pounds” between 2003 and 2016.

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  • #252

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    What’s stopping the French government opening the border and then closing their eyes to who want’s to exit France?

    “The UK operates border controls in France and Belgium. This allows Border Force officers to check passengers and freight destined for the UK before they begin their journey.”

    Fact sheet: The UK’s juxtaposed border controls

    @sarah your an idiot! you would have to barking mad to let in these people without checks. They could easily be terrorists, criminals or rapists etc…

  • #227

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    Is your bedroom sufficiently dark (i.e. Pitch black) no light coming in window and no standby by electrical things making light. This has helped me the most.

  • #216

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    You’re allowed to be ill!

    If you disclosed it during the recruitment process (was there a health form to fill in?) and you’ve been open and honest about it, they should have automatically had a conversation with you about making any reasonable adjustments before you started in role.

    This!
    Although if, as I expect, you are on a probationary period, your employer will be able to say that your performance hasn’t been good enough at the end of the period, you should ask for a referral to occupational health and *take someone with you* when you go. If you are not a member of a union, join one now. Your employer should have discussed ‘reasonable adjustments’ with you before you started work and unless at that point you told them you didn’t need any, you need to discuss with them what you need, occupational health should help you with this. I am guessing that you are working in a care home, they are notorious for employing people and terminating their employment at the end of the probationary period, when their salary would increase, so don’t feel too bad, OP, they find anything they can against you.

  • #211

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    I would talk to your manager and tell her how you’re feeling? She might be able to help. Also, try 5htp from Holland and Barrett, it’s a form of tryophan (kind of a seratonin type thingy), which is natural, it’s excellent for anxiety etc, and does not have any side effects.
    Hope you get it sorted soon. Big hugs.

  • #203

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    Just asked my keen cyclist and bike mechanic OH and he said he’s not heard of sore elbows before (sore knees, arse, neck and various other bits yes…but not sore elbows) but he’s seeing a mate who does physio and bike fittings soon so will ask him.

  • #184

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    Under resourcing of the CPS, providing them insufficient time or insufficiently experienced lawyers who are expected to churn through so many cases that they end up making bad decisions as to whether or not sufficient quality evidence is available for the case.

    In my opinion what should happen is that the accused should remain anonymous until (and if) conviction. Maybe this is now the case these days?

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  • #179

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    I don’t think you can beat Superdrug’s Solait brand – I use started using it as it’s cruelty free, but it’s just as good as St Tropez/St Moritz.

    I use their gradual every day tanning lotion & their fake tan 🙂

  • #801

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    @martin The problem with

    – consistently showing no regard for proportionality, killing indiscriminately

    – lying about it being “surgical” while the whole world can see it’s anything but

    – refusing to take any responsibility for the situation in gaza

    – repeating the false mantra “Israel wants peace” when the actions of the government show the world that it only wants peace on terms that completely disregard the needs of Palestinians

    Is that it ensures that the current situation is perpetuated, with the next generation of Palestinians growing up with a visceral hatred of Israel, and Jews, that will ensure another 50 years of violence.

    You can, if you like, carry on with Israeli policies and sit and hope that hamas will just stop being blood thirsty racist nutters. Or, given the power Israel has, it can change the policies that generate the hatred and instead work towards peace on a basis which is acceptable in the eyes of the international community.

    Just blaming hamas over and over again, just doesn’t seem to me like a pragmatic strategy to make progress. Netanyahu needs to go, Israeli policy must change, and then Israel can claim to “want peace”. Until then, it is clear to the world that Israel wants violence.

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