mule

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  • mule replied to the topic Bee/Wasp stings-how much do they hurt? in the forum Health 6 days ago

    They always hurt more than I remember!’! I tend to think of them as nothing much until I get stung again and then I complain a lot

    I’ve only ever been stung by wasps, I found the sting site tended to be sore for the rest of the day

    I hope you feel better soon.

  • mule replied to the topic We are in a Pre-facist era… in the forum Banter 1 week, 2 days ago

    I would say that the rather poorly attended demonstrations yesterday might be an indication of how much people are actually bothered by President Trump.

    How many signed the petition when his state visit was first announced?

    How many could be bothered to turn out yesterday?

  • mule replied to the topic Sir Christopher Chope in the forum Banter 1 month ago

    It sounds like he’s trying to make a point about a certain aspect of Parliamentary process but he only does it for certain bills. He disguises one agenda with another.

    Overall I think he’s nasty piece of work. His agenda is reactionary in the extreme. I reckon even most Tory MP’s are embarrassed by his antics.

  • mule replied to the topic kills 99.9% of germs? in the forum Health 2 months ago

    If we didn’t have germs we wouldn’t need bog roll.>

    I spent a weekend in a Hare Krishna place in the 80’s. There were monks there who lived a ‘Vedic’ lifestyle, they didn’t use toilet paper… They all seemed in good physical health.

  • mule replied to the topic Well done Donald! in the forum Banter 2 months, 1 week ago

    I really think (and I am of course generalising) that we in the West just don’t understand the Arab/Muslim mindset when it comes to life and death. It’s not that life doesn’t matter, I think it’s that they believe that death is just a transition rather than THE end, and this affects their whole attitude to everything.

    I don’t think this is…[Read more]

  • mule replied to the topic Well done Donald! in the forum Banter 2 months, 1 week ago

    What is the US and Israel’s agenda? Are they trying to provoke a violent response from the Arab world backed by Iran, so as to give them an excuse to bomb Iran’s nuclear facilities?

  • mule started the topic Well done Donald! in the forum Banter 2 months, 1 week ago

    Trump may have eased the tension over N Korea, although I suspect, reading between the lines, that has more to do with Xi having lent on Kim rather than Trump’s influence, but he really has ignited things in Gaza/Israel by moving the US Embassy.

    Over 50 Palestinian shot dead today and thousands injured by the Israeli Army.

    Horrific

  • mule posted a new activity comment 3 months, 3 weeks ago

    Sounds like you handled it well. Unless you’re the only guy she has and now she’s stuck with no one to work.

    • No, I’m no longer the only dishwasher, that is part of the other issues I’m having, suffice it to say my being or not being able to work at the drop of a fine is the least of the issues any longer. I am, however, the only dishwasher who has stuck it out through thick and thin, and I’ve been the only dishwasher at least 3 different times, so I…[Read more]

  • mule posted a new activity comment 3 months, 3 weeks ago

    The deposit system in Germany started in 2003 but in it´s present form 2006 so 20-30% higher setup costs seems reasonable, those machines that take your bottles aren´t cheap and take a fair amount of valuable retail space up.

    The operating costs depend on the way your drinks market works and how the reycling is going to be done, we have three c…[Read more]

  • mule posted a new activity comment 4 months ago

    I like the idea of people being locked up for dealing Curly Wurlys.

  • mule posted a new activity comment 4 months, 1 week ago

    Nelson Mandela would have known that reconciliation was important not just for society but also if the whites fled the country, the people with the knowledge of how to run the country and the professional classes would be gone.
    He had studied independence movements in other countries and was a lot shrewder than he is now portrayed

  • mule posted an update 4 months, 1 week ago

    South African government confiscating land from white farmers! I read an article today about South African government plans to take land from white farmers without compensation. There doesn’t seem to be a big reaction to it internationally. It seems unwise, (to say the least) after the experience in Zimbabwe. I understand it’s populist but it’s…[Read more]

    • I think the only reason that there still is any white farmers ( or businessmen) in Sud Afrika, is because Nelson Mandela and his lot sold out his own kind in his efforts to become a living god and a be a white blackman. The threat of a lesser “understanding” administration has always been on the cards. And after all – if they do pee it all up the…[Read more]

    • Hopefully things don’t turn out badly. It would be a shame, because if the corruption wasn’t so bad the country could be prosperous. I think corruption is the biggest thing that’s holding many countries back. There are lots of places where nothing works because everyone has to take a cut.

      It could work if the farm land in SA is sold to black…[Read more]

    • Nelson Mandela would have known that reconciliation was important not just for society but also if the whites fled the country, the people with the knowledge of how to run the country and the professional classes would be gone.
      He had studied independence movements in other countries and was a lot shrewder than he is now portrayed

    • It could be seen as completing the circle that was begun when the white colonists arrived and took the land for themselves. The plantations and farms were often given to people for services rendered to the government of the colonising nation of the day. How many ner’re do well second sons etc were sent out to the colonies to save them embarrassing…[Read more]

    • Just to clarify a point here. Almost all the tribes of south Africa (both white and black)were at some point ,invaders/colonists. The africaana farmer has as much historical title to the land as any Zulu.It is one of the great mysteries of southern Africa ,why the place was so depopulated prior to the late 1700 s . The idea that the land was…[Read more]

      • That’s true and I don’t understand why we accept all who come and settle here and are born here regardless of skin colour and have laws to protect them them yet we are not going to stand up and say it’s wrong to discriminate against people who are white and have lived somewhere for many generations .
        Two wrongs do not make a right .

        • Up in Kashmir and the Hindu Kush ( now there’s a thing – the very mountains get their name for being killers of Hindus!) and I suspect over into Afghanistan – that you are either a “brother” or “frengi” – like us or a foreigner. Woe betide anyone who tries to take land or invade.

          However; that is a medieval mindset, when the Romans left Britain…[Read more]