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What made you smile today? Part III

Old Feb 16th 2018, 3:47 pm
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Originally Posted by chawkins99 View Post
We had Vonage for several years which cost $30/month with unlimited calls to UK landlines. I dumped them when I calculated (for the amount we used it) it was cheaper to pay for AT&T's international plan.

When I moved to my current job where they provided me a cell phone, we dropped AT&T and put my wife on Straight Talk for $45/mo unlimited everything. We buy an add-on international card for $10 which equates to 1000 minutes to UK which usually lasts us several months.

I call my mother every couple of weeks with occasional calls to others in UK.

Keep in touch mostly on Farsebook.
We don't even really need to make physical calls to the UK anymore, since we can just use facebook messenger and call via WiFi or unlimited LTE. The landline is just a hanger-on from when I first moved out and needed a way to stay in touch with people back home that didn't cost an arm and a leg.

Oh well.
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Old Feb 16th 2018, 3:54 pm
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This made me smile: from a Graun piece on gender pay inequality in the airline industry...

"EasyJet has set itself a target that a fifth of all new pilots recruited should be female by 2020".

Who's going to pay for the gender reassignments?
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Old Feb 17th 2018, 8:22 pm
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Henry Bolton has been ousted as Ukip leader after party members backed a motion of no confidence in him.....

...Speculation is now mounting over whether Farage will return to the fray. Suzanne Evans, a senior Ukip figure, told the Press Association that it was crunch time for the party and that Farage should return to lead it.

“He really needs to step up to the plate now – he helped create this mess that we are in, he needs to help us get out of it,” she said
https://www.theguardian.com/politics...r-henry-bolton

"This mess that we are in"!

Spoiler:
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Old Feb 17th 2018, 8:37 pm
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https://www.theguardian.com/politics...r-henry-bolton

"This mess that we are in"!

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Headline "UKIP spokesperson speaks truth shock"
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Old Feb 18th 2018, 5:59 pm
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[QUOTE=Red Eric;12444501]https://www.theguardian.com/politics...r-henry-bolton

"This mess that we are in"!

Now, now R.E. - No kicking your oppenents when they've shot themslves in both feet....
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Old Feb 18th 2018, 11:40 pm
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I had a Penguin (the biscuit type) last week, my husband bought them for me because I miss TimTams. Penguins are not a substitute for TimTams. Penguins are rubbish. TimTams are angel food.
I am quite fond of those thin after dinner mints though.
Tim Tams are , Penguins are the real deal
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Old Feb 18th 2018, 11:52 pm
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Tim Tams are , Penguins are the real deal
p p p pick up a penguin.
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Old Feb 19th 2018, 4:27 am
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p p p pick up a penguin.
I do when I get to one of the British shops in the Auckland region but I have to take out a small mortgage to afford them.

Just baking a tin of gingerbread, smells heavenly. Not really the right weather for gingerbread (hot and humid) but I need cheering up. Cake makes me smile.
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Old Feb 19th 2018, 1:38 pm
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This idea & the reaction from the Dog in the Video

https://www.mnn.com/family/pets/stor...gy-daycare-bus
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Tim Tams are , Penguins are the real deal
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Old Feb 22nd 2018, 2:35 am
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Article in Daily Mail about a woman who spent her life shoplifting. In the comments section someone suggested that she have the word THEIF tattooed on her forehead! Someone else commented - All we need is a tattoo artist that can’t spell! Ha ha. You can’t beat The Mail for a laugh.
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Old Feb 22nd 2018, 8:05 am
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Immigrants have been 'moving and mixing' across Europe since ancient times, groundbreaking DNA research reveals | The Independent
At my Council School we used a history text book (one copy each then) called ‘Our Island Nation’. It dictated that ancient Britons occupied and defended their island for many thousands of years, before the Roman invasion. On the fly-cover was a drawing of a group of half-naked men in animal skins sitting round a huge fire roasting something (though being pre-60’s no half-naked women were depicted, or even vaguely hinted at).
This was the default position, clearly a later influence on 52% of the current population. Like others I never had the ‘benefits’ of private education much less university, but this article adds more support to my view that half of accepted history must be wrong, with the remainder being re-written to suit circumstances and for subsequent social control.
Long live a Revolution...?
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Old Feb 23rd 2018, 7:57 pm
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Drug suspect on toilet strike for 37 days 'could die' - BBC News

#poowatch enters day 37.
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Lovely creatures. Some other good pics too.

England's Big Picture: 19 February - 25 February - BBC News
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Old Feb 24th 2018, 7:18 am
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Is that Theresa May at the back there?
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