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January 25, 2018 at 10:18 am #398
The casino will happily let you play like this. The house edge is still 2.7% if you bet on red or black so they couldn’t care less how you play. Their bankroll is much bigger than yours so you will still run out of money eventually.
Roulette is a fair game and the only strategy for a (non-rigged) roulette game is to be the casino!
January 23, 2018 at 11:35 am #382
One of the cruelest aspects of being on Death Row I should imagine. Knowing the exact date and time of the approaching demise.
January 23, 2018 at 10:12 am #370
@elly I don’t think so I think for many it’s exercise that triggers it.
In my case it was running on the beach I got up the next morning and could not take a step.
I had a horrible time with it until I broke my leg and was basically in bed for most of the next six months and the rest cured it. I still use arch supports and do exercises and if I end buying shoes that give me a twinge I bin them at once. Both my parents suffered in their forty’s and fifties and I had to use built up shoes as a child so perhaps I was always going to suffer when older. It’s just unbelievably painful.
January 21, 2018 at 3:22 pm #361
If you’re non weight bearing for a few days then I’d make an appointment. Sometimes it is easier to deal with these sorts of injuries earlier to prevent the need for physio later.
I know how you feel, I slipped in the shower in a hotel and landed with my shin on a metal shower screen rail. It wasn’t painful to walk on but the bruising was terrible and it was so painful to touch. I didn’t want to waste anyone’s time. I’m glad I went to the walk in clinic because it put my mind at rest, I had damaged the surface of the bone, nothing too serious but I needed some physio and massage to get it looking normal again.
January 19, 2018 at 11:40 am #341
I think that limit is an order of magnitude higher than what the UK does, but I don’t think it’s high enough – nor can it be – for what may be coming. The international community needs to act swiftly – and violently where necessary – to prevent a country disintegrating to the point where most people want to leave it otherwise it’s really going to get unpleasant.
@andypandy Violence may work against poor governments and their like but it’s no solution to famine/drought/crop failure which with the stresses they bring are likely to be the major drivers of movement and conflict in the coming decades (unless something else changes for the worse!). We’re technically ill equipped to counter those forces but I think we are more socially adaptable than we have had to be of late; accepting as people and societies that people and indeed whole societies will as they have before be forced to move seems the easier of the two issues to resolve in the short/medium term. “It’s impossible” isn’t an option and I hope genocide isn’t either though I strongly suspect it will be repeatedly tried.
January 19, 2018 at 11:23 am #330
Unlikely to be food. Today I had eaten porridge for breakfast some 3hrs before, no other food.
@garygary Could be low blood sugar. In the past few years I’ve had several no-pain migraines, zigzags etc., sometimes gone blind in one eye, and always related to not having eaten for a few hours. I note you’d not eaten for 3 hours before your last attack. Can you remember how long it was in the previous two times? Also I find porage doesn’t ‘do’ it for me, I need protein and fat, graze all the time, seems to work for me. If I get stressed I need more food too. Flapjacks work well.
January 17, 2018 at 2:31 pm #307
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 it’s closely followed by a few others.
January 16, 2018 at 3:28 pm #249
Hot oil. Throw in your cumin seeds and wait till they darken. Blend the onions and cook with the lid on until dark golden brown. Add blended green chillis and ginger/garlic as required and fry off for a couple of minutes. Add meat at this point (if using) which may or may not have been marinated in yogurt/spice mix. Cook off till the oil separates (you are not really getting a sear like in western cooking though). Add tomatoes (canned and blended in my opinion) and water as necessary. Add dry spices at this point and cook for as long as needed.
This is basis for many tomato based curries. Cooking at each stage until the oil separates is the key in my opinion. And go easy on the yogurt – you don’t need much.
What’s great about curries is that there’s no much chopping to be done if you have a food processor.
January 16, 2018 at 3:16 pm #244
Presumably the logic is:
1. The Le Touquet agreement allows the UK to put an immigration control on french soil.
2. According to UK law people can only apply for asylum once they are already on UK soil.
3. So asylum seekers wishing to get to the UK get stuck in Calais.
4. Somebody has to pick up the bill.
5. Currently that somebody is the French tax payer.
6. Since these people want to get to the UK and the UK is not letting them, it could be argued that the UK is at least partly responsible.
I should say, I don’t know whether there are already provisions in the Le Tourquet agreement to share costs.
January 16, 2018 at 1:03 pm #228
I use those melatonin capsules from time to time. They really help me get to sleep and back to sleep when I wake up.
I tried them, but I’m one of the side effect statistics, made me itchy all over.
I use a mix of Eschscholzia californica (californian poppy), valerian, chamomile and Passiflora in fluid extract form
I buy my herbs from Panacea Health Online – you can buy 500mls Eschscholzia for £10 or so where other retailers repackage and sell 10 mls for £10!!!
Works well 🙂
January 16, 2018 at 12:48 pm #218
Having had streaming issues last week the pharmacist then did say that for whatever reason if something tips us over the edge it does seem to come out in eyes. Mine are definitely cream sensitive and as it was I didn’t know if the issue was suncream being outside/pollen, the sun etc etc, despite taking 3 loratadine throughout the day. I left with some antistin eye drops as was going to be in the same situation for the next 2 days and they were then fine, it only last 28 days opened but I am going to make sure I have some over the summer from now on (I also got some chloramphenicol for the at least heading towards conjunctivitis eye!)
as for the outside corner hmm, I have been surprisingly impressed by my non reaction to aveeno stuff compared to others.
January 16, 2018 at 12:39 pm #206
I work in a similar role and love it mostly due to the fact I am alone!
But you say your fear is because you have all this responsibility, but you have a manager. So therefore you’re not alone – you have others near if you need them and they’re only a phone call away. It’s very character building to work alone and shows great work ethic and ability.
January 16, 2018 at 12:32 pm #198
I get this cycling 1 mile, the oh told me not to lock them out, maybe a habit you’ve picked up?
January 16, 2018 at 11:44 am #183
Thanks one and all 🙂
January 16, 2018 at 11:12 am #161
that the base position should be that all rape victims are telling the truth.
@phil Getting a bit pedantic here (but I do think it matters), all rape *victims* are indeed telling the truth (else they would not be “victims”).
What matters is whether rape *accusers* are telling the truth.
January 16, 2018 at 11:09 am #157
I’ll make a suggestion. A couple of decades ago, women complaining of rape were treated very skeptically by the police, with the result that many women were reluctant to go to them.
Campaigners succeeded in changing the culture, leading to a presumption that all accusations are true. “Always believe victims”, they say (where people making allegations are automatically regarded as “victims”).
The claim is made that the rate of false accusations is very low (2% is often claimed, though this figures has no real basis to it), and thus treating all allegations as true is justified.
So maybe the police really have now adopted that culture, where the person accused is nearly inevitably guilty in their eyes, and their job is to find the evidence to prove that, not to objectively assess the evidence.
January 13, 2018 at 4:14 pm #101
Don’t worry, he has cancelled his trip here next month to open the new American embassy.
January 13, 2018 at 3:06 pm #91
I once received orange shampoo instead or a bag of satsumas and 1.5kg pork chops instead of a small packet of sliced ham.
May 15, 2018 at 9:40 am #805
Israeli policy must change, and then Israel can claim to “want peace”. Until then, it is clear to the world that Israel wants violence.
These are the official Israeli conditions for peace with Hamas. (Taken from the Arab media, to avoid claims of bias) https://www.alaraby.co.uk/english/news/2017/10/17/netanyahu-israel-will-not-recognise-fatah-hamas-reconciliation-deal
The security cabinet gave a list of seven conditions:
– Hamas will recognise Israel and desist from terrorism, as per the Quartet conditions
– Hamas must be disarmed
– IDF fallen and Israeli civilians held by Hamas must be returned
– The Palestinian Authority (PA) must exercise full security control in Gaza, including at the crossings, and prevent smuggling
– The PA will continue to act against Hamas terror infrastructures in [the Occupied West Bank]
– Hamas will sever its ties with Iran
– Funds and humanitarian equipment will continue to flow into Gaza only via the PA and the mechanisms that have been established for this purpose
Tell me. Which of these show that Israel has a policy of wanting violence in Gaza? Which of these do you disagree with?
By way of contrast, these are from the updated Hamas charter (2017) http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/hamas-charter-1637794876
Hamas rejects any alternative to the full and complete liberation of Palestine, from the river to the sea.
At the heart of these lies armed resistance, which is regarded as the strategic choice for protecting the principles and the rights of the Palestinian people.
Now this is a clear call for ongoing violence.