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April 2, 2015

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April 2, 2015

There must be something political that could be added here?

April 3, 2015

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April 3, 2015

Freddy,  I put the intrusion down to the SNP getting stroppy about our comments on their behaviour so far!! Touchy little spirits are they not? Tom

April 5, 2015

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April 5, 2015

My Rant of the Day is this ; The head of some obviously Left Wing teachers union has said that about 70% of schoolchildren attend school starving hungry, which, coupled with the fact they are tired because they cannot sleep in crowded home conditions, renders them unable to be taught properly. What utter tripe !! If any parent sends their kids to school that hungry then their smart phones, tattoos, and cans of lager should be taken off them, their nail polishing / hair do appointments cancelled, and then charged with child neglect.

Whilst I accept there might be a tiny minority of kids who go hungry, I do not believe it's the major problem "Comrade Head of Teaching Union" indicates - if so, why is Jamie Oliver embarking on a big campaign against child obesity !?! I rest my case .....
John (JKW)

April 6, 2015

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April 6, 2015

We can all attest that kids in the 40s, 50s and even 60s went hungry and often slept 3 or 4 to a bed, it didn't stop us attending school and taking in what we were taught.  Perhaps the problem is more to do with the lack of discipline in our schools today which is a direct result of the lack of discipline in the home.  I am sure I am not the only one on here who wouldn't have dared complain to my parents that I had got the strap at school that day given that it would have led to being told that I had clearly deserved my punishment and perhaps might even have led to a cuff of the lug. Child abuse is wrong but getting the strap at school or feeling the back of my dads hand on my erse when I deserved it wasn't abuse IMO. It was me learning a lesson.

April 6, 2015

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April 6, 2015

  Frankie, The grammar school I went to in Liverpool was the old "Cap and Gown"  dress code for all teachers. The swish of their gown coming down the corridor while we stood silent and unmoving outside the classroom struck fear into all us students, even the goodie goodie ones! My maths teacher was a small man, about 5ft 2in, but he was deadly with a piece of chalk or a blackboard eraser if anyone even slightly broke the rules! However, it got us all in the right frame of mind to go out into the world after leaving school full of confidence to face the worst that could be thrown at us. We did break rules from time to time, but took the punishment without complaint! My house master was very tall, and we all believed he had been fitted with a metal shoulder to replace the real one he lost in WW1, but he was full of praise and encouragement for the vast majority of us. All except John Lennon! Nowadays students complain if they can not use their phones in class, or leave the room or school without permission.And I was NOT a goodie goodie by any means! Tom  

April 7, 2015

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April 7, 2015

Frankie , can you recall any time when winter was really cold, and you went to bed with a hot waterbottle, normally a ginger beer or similar pot? I had 2 brothers, and when it was freezing cold in NE England in winter,we had to fight to get a foot on the hot pot otherwise we shivered for ages!! And they were the days of short trousers, even in winter, but it did not stop us on the icy slide in the school yard. Kids these days are a lot better off, but we did have fun. I do agree that we went to school, did as we were told (mostly) and took the punishment if we were found out doing things we should not have!! As for mobile phones being a necessity in class, or arguing with a teacher, no way Josse!! Happy days, Tom

April 18, 2015

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April 18, 2015

( violin playing a sad tune) Tom what do mean 'fight for the hot pot' back in the day we had top and tail 4 to a bed ,girls and boys ( a virgin was a sister who could run faster than her brother) ......but that was the catholics next door ...we had a fire place in our bedrooms in Birkenhead ....my dad would put the lighted coal/coke in a metal bucket and take it up stairs !!!!!!!!!! and as for phones .....well my brother moved into Bebington ( posh) he had a big black phone in the hall ans a 12" redifusion tv ( black and white ofcourse ).......so now you get on a bus or go to a restaurant  nobody is have intercourse( talking) with the person/s they are out with......then your driving through town and there is a woman on the mobile/cell (lets be American) crossing the road/zebra while pushing her buggy and holding the hand of a small child too ,taking NO NOTICE of the TRAFFIC. Yes I would love the old days of discipline in school ,but if you remember Tom teachers had license to beat the shite out of kids then........has it improved my grand children's life maybe ,what I do know that the modern schooling is all about the kids having HOME WORK ,tons of it.The amount of changes to the way they are taught is changing ALL THE TIME,this is due to POLITICIANS , Tory/Labour/ Lib Dems they keep having great idea's but it's the kids and teachers left holding the can,then they wonder when kids slip through the cracks and leave school at 16 not being able to read/write or do their sums ....anyway their children go to private school ( Eton or like) don't they David......it's funny you know I left school of hard knocks in Birkenhead ( Hemmy ) after failing the eleven plus , and thanks to the Army education system got an  education .....and now I've got an eight year old grand daughter teaching how to get around a i-pad/laptop yuk

April 19, 2015

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April 19, 2015

Now my youngest grand daughter has taught me how operate my new phone ... since that I have become a member of Facebook . On that channel we have loads of people male and female saying things and doing things that would normally have put you in a straight jacket and the locked up for the rest of your life ......So what's my rant .....yes its nice to be able to communicate or even advocate your views to your close friends .......yes its great if you can show pictures of your nearest and dearest  to close friends , holiday snaps ,new car or your favorite pet/animal  yes that's okay......BUT ( that word again ) BUT who the hell cares on or about the real personal stuff that some people put out there ......at the moment I'm in deep discussion with Alistair Black about the SNP and will they good for Scotland let alone the rest of the UK......maybe after the election when things are sorted by Mister & Misses Joe Soap VOTE we might then have United Kingdom and not a lot politicians promising things that will never work in the real world ....so the morale is facebook is great mmmmmmmnnnnnn the jury's out

April 19, 2015

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April 19, 2015

Yet another Muslim family believed to have left the UK Syria bound, the latest known to have strong links to radical organisations. Why oh why do we waste time, money & resources trying to find these people ? The last lot that went, tracked down & returned under arrest, were released without charge - what a farce and utter waste of tax payers money. If any Muslims want to go, even those so radicalised as to take very young children into a war zone, LET 'EM GO, just make sure they're never allowed to return to the UK. John (JKW)  

April 20, 2015

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April 20, 2015

Yes John.......and if they need a few bob to pay for their Ryanair flight UKIP will lend them it !!!!!!!!!!!

April 20, 2015

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April 20, 2015

Solution No.1 Lets have a raffle then, sell 40 million tickets, at a penny each, only to ALL our foreign invaders, male, female and kids, then the lucky 2 winners (either 2 males or 2 females of the species from our "foreign visitors in residence") can live in freedom on that lovely island called Rockall. (Rhymes with another similar word which I will not repeat on here.) Rockall will then be sealed off from any type or chance of escape. The remaining ones who did not win must then leave these shores and go to their land of origin. Immediately.They will also have to surrender every single one of the multitude of fake passports all these invaders hold from all over this world. Problem solved.    

April 20, 2015

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April 20, 2015

As if !!!!!!!!!!!

April 21, 2015

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April 21, 2015

Despite the fact that motormouth Sturgeon is not standing as a parliamentary candidate in the coming election, she has now threatened (nay, promised) to cost ENGLAND many many millions of pounds of ENGLISH money for her scatterbrained plans to destroy the United Kingdom. Smacks to me of near or factual revolution by her up there!! Surely she is off her rocker, she should not have any power to make such threats, because if SHE can, then every person of voting age in ENGLAND can now vote to keep not just her out, but her barmy army called SNP, so come on England, vote in a way which will put her on the back burner for once and for all. I.E.  - vote only for any party which condemns her and SNP to a " NO  SNP representatives in Parliament" disaster. When we send all the other hangers on to banishment from these shores ASAP, can we also include her and her ilk? Could she not, also, be commiting treason? She would look good dangling from the gallows on Tyburn Hill. (As if!!)  

April 23, 2015

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April 23, 2015

I now believe that the EU is a complete waste of time,let me explain we have at the moment thousands of people ( men,woman & children ) trying to cross the Med ,the numbers are terrifying .......they have ( Italy ) more than  150,000 in camps .....and that's the one's who could swim or got saved .........I am sorry, really sorry that these people have to try and escape the troubles in their homeland .To  house, feed or whatever these droves of people is a major task that with South Africa who have wait for this, four and half million ( 4500,000) displaced people from the continent of Africa in their country ,easy really no boat/money to pay just walk south.So our politicians ,are at this moment in time thinking what to DO ......me I'd have the Royal Navy based in Malta ,then patrol the exit ports on the north african coast  ,either stop or arrest these boats before they get lost in the Med ( if we can blockade navies in port in days of old ) BUT yes f##king BUT they'll um and ah ,sit on their hands and do nowt ......then Sky/BBC news will have more pictures of dead bodies/funerals to fill their broadcasts having experts ring their hands stating the usual crap . I relise Europe must be the prommissed land ,to these poor B's of worn torn Middle East countries ,BUT BUT we are full ,our hospitals can't cope with the current population,our schools are getting there too , we can't afford to pay/employ enough of our own let alone have migrants put our grand children put to the back of the queue for houses and services they should have ........SO to have these boat people or what you call them housed in the EU would be a disaster ,reason they'd be able to travel thro the open borders to any country ( we have enough camped in Calaise ) so the UK here they come .....I here people saying I'm a racist NO WAY  I don't care the colour of their skin ,WE ARE FULL  as they said in Bethlehem 2000 years ago ''WERE FULL ''..................Bye Bye

April 24, 2015

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April 24, 2015

As I said yesterday the EU  couldn't find their ass if they tried......they ( our great leaders Merkel and co ) have decided that 7 million euro and plus 3 helecopters and HMS Albion will stop the migrants from Africa/Middle East trying to get accross the Med to the land of milk and honey.......I'm dreading any other plans they have decided on ,here's a question for the EU ,have we the capacity to see ( with drones ) a flea on a dog ???????? ,so why can't we stop these people smugglers from putting lives at risk .............but is that too obvious ????? if not start you grand children learning arabic

April 24, 2015

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April 24, 2015

Bob; Malta long refused us the further use of their island as a naval base. Our Navy is so under shipped and undermanned that we don't have the resources to do what you suggest. This issue needs a EU and beyond joint strategy. That strategy needs to start with the home countries of these migrants playing their part in the matter. Then we need a multilateral naval force to patrol the most used sea routes and firstly send the boats under escort back and secondly arrest and intern those in charge of the boats. Until that happens we will continue to see desperate and totally vulnerable migrants become victims of the evil twisted con merchants who fool these people into believing they have a chance of a gainful existence in our countries. OR alternatively we put Miliband in charge of the whole operation, his rhetoric this morning seems to indicate he could do much better. As Labour did with Iraq and Afghanistan.


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