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December 12, 2016

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December 12, 2016

This morning the News stated that researchers had completed a study which found on average, every woman spends 30 hours each Christmas shopping for, & wrapping,  presents, which equals 3 months of her life !

Who pays these people ? Who the hell is interested in such studies, and more to the point, who takes a blind bit of notice of them ?

I do think there's far more important issues in today's world that could use these "brains" to devote their energy to, especially in the field of medicine.

I just thought I'd get back into my "Victor Meldrew" groove !!

John (JKW)

December 12, 2016

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December 12, 2016

JKW, As VM says, "I do not believe it"  !!!!!!!

December 12, 2016

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December 12, 2016

John the latest "research" is that children if they are given a good start ( pre school ) before 3/4 years old that will have a beneficial life ,and if they are not thus occupied they ( well 81%) will be criminals,60% of them will be on benefits on and on and on . Who the FECK initiated this research ,l never had pre school or have had benefits or been a criminal ,how do they justify such clap trap . Yes take or not give iPhones or computer games  give 'em a footy,or cricket bat ,get' em playing team games so they can mix with their fellow children ,and bring back discipline in schools and homes as the " me me me " generation are turning into a spoilt lot of B's ( that's bananas) move over Victor

December 13, 2016

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December 13, 2016

And vast numbers of these youngsters are real live viscious little sods, news stories now abound with tales of even the youngest of teenagers using knives,baseball type bats, anything which could maim and/or kill. I have seen little to make me say I am being over reactive, they do exist all over the country. In my day, a couple of thumps from fists, kicks from brothel creeper boots,, but not the volume of massive violence these morons noe indulge in just because they are bored, moronic and brain dead. Even guns have been carried by these loons, but are they real weapons or toys? In my days in Liverpool, it was violent at times, but not on the scale the present day goons behave, and was forgotten a day or so later, then back to being human for a while...

December 13, 2016

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December 13, 2016

Children are not born evil, they are not born predisposed to kill, to become despotic, to become pariahs, to grow into benefit scroungers or layabouts, children cannot be "classified" in some strange Orwellian manner at such young ages. Kids become what their parents and society make them. Sure, some kids are born in luckier circumstances than others, some are born into wealth, some are blessed with good looks, more brains, greater strength or whatever, BUT this latest research that suggests it can be forecast how kids will turn out by the time those children are 3 years of age is arrant nonsense. If a child is born into a family of scroungers, where the parents use drugs,are alcoholics, have never worked et al then of course that kid has a mountain to climb to escape that heritage. But; many children do exactly that, we should never condemn children because of the family circumstances they are born into. I am of the opinion that a great deal of so called social research is simply the opinion of the idiots who write it, much of it is based on subjective analysis and has no worthwhile standing at all. We should be researching what turns so many kids feral,what makes so many kids lose any semblance of conscience, what turns them into such anti social misfits. Perhaps we should be looking inwards more. The recent court case that upheld the appeal to keep secret (for their lifetimes) the identity of the two sadistic, twisted, then 11 year old, boys who tortured, sexually abused and horrifically maimed two tots is typical of the society we have become. Kids no longer live in fear of committing such horror crimes because we have eroded any concept of the punishment fitting the crime. Instead we have evolved into a society where the victim becomes of secondary importance, where the perpetrator of the crime receives all the help and support. The lunatics have taken over the asylum.  

December 14, 2016

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December 14, 2016

David I was just at a Chritmas thank you from the charity I donate my time to, I have over the years been giving cash ( not that I had lots but it made me feel good ) but after I retired early and lots of time and little money I decided that it something I could do . Where is he going with this ,well experience has taught me over the 14 years being involved in charities of one description or the other that these "researchers " in most cases are coming out of left field with their conclusions . You all know the more you put in the more you get out , that's one thing the army taught me ,was practice practice practice makes the result you want ,either on the square or in the field of conflict . Most of you have grandchildren , and remembering the time you brought kids up yourself ,you got involved ,you read bedtime stories ,played sports ,took ' em fishing ,biking etc, kids need hands on attention . What is happening now is the technology age ,give 'em an iPad ,mobile ,game boys etc , so the children now think that what life is all about what they experience on these handsets . 3 points come from this ,they can't have a conversation with their peers , they believe that this technology is real life so act out this believe , and finally are selve centred greedy ill mannered lazy not willing to work to improve their lot . They can't take criticism no matter what ,they want someone to blame for predicament of  their in mainly through their own short comings . So when a researcher goes out and surveys the youth or not so young it's always someone else's fault ,you know the list ,jobs,opertuninity ,houses , drugs ,drink on and on till all they are is victims ,but in most cases of their own making as they have a choice most have a better education and tech savvy compared to us old folk but won't put themselves out to get out of the rut . Now I've rambled on too much ,maybe cause the young annoy me with their thoughts and actions of selfishness and of the society that has developed into blame someone else it's not my fault I'm a waste of time ,I might be a grumpy old sod but I'm happy and content .

December 15, 2016

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December 15, 2016

And a great friend Bob....


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