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Forum: USA
Nov 9th 2012, 10:49 am
Replies: 36
Views: 2,005
Posted By Pharrya

Re: How good is healthcare insurance for those government employees?

Just giving my own example:-

Almost two years ago I had to go to hospital with headaches. This wound up being a 4 night hospital stay, 3 months of speech therapy, several more visits for tests...
Forum: USA
Mar 13th 2010, 9:07 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 7,815
Posted By Pharrya

Re: £20 Elgar notes not valid as of July 1

...and a Scotsman on a Bank of England note...
Nov 7th 2009, 2:58 pm
Replies: 91
Views: 4,856
Posted By Pharrya

Re: Bonfire night...

Not all of us are missing out. Here in Maryland (Founded as a Catholic Colony, no less) we have the "Center for Fawkwsian Pursuits" who are dedicated "to the celebration of the failure of the...
Jul 21st 2009, 12:00 am
Replies: 33
Views: 1,706
Posted By Pharrya

Re: Globalization and the BBC

This is true, mind you the stuff that gets shown in the UK tends to be the best of American TV ('cept for f*%#ing 'Friends'), and although US TV can be utter dross, there is some great TV too, and...
Jul 14th 2009, 11:53 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 1,656
Posted By Pharrya

Re: pre-employment psychological testing

I've only ever had to do one of these once, and it was for a large international bank in the City of London. I didn't get the job, but it did get a copy of my 'psychological profile' from the day ...
Jul 14th 2009, 11:48 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 986
Posted By Pharrya

Re: Situation

I'd take the hit, if you can afford it - sometimes it's better just to cut your losses. You're getting a nice new place significantly undervalued, but selling something that's the same.

Jul 12th 2009, 2:33 am
Replies: 72
Views: 2,634
Posted By Pharrya

Jul 12th 2009, 2:32 am
Replies: 53
Views: 2,194
Posted By Pharrya

Re: Hat Crisis..

If you need a hat for Del Mar, go to the obvious place...

Delmarhat.com (http://www.delmarhat.com/)
Jul 12th 2009, 12:27 am
Replies: 72
Views: 2,634
Posted By Pharrya

Re: I need "American Music"

Can't believe no one put this one in:

Jul 12th 2009, 12:11 am
Replies: 72
Views: 2,634
Posted By Pharrya

Re: I need "American Music"

No Competition:


Jul 11th 2009, 11:04 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 1,792
Posted By Pharrya

Re: Senator - "The British & Canadians Don't Appreciate Life Us Much As Us."

This douche really is a piece of work. Being a US Rep. He gets the same health benefits as Federal employees, and is vested after 5 years. Not a bad gig, no?

Plus he backs legislation to declare...
Jul 6th 2009, 2:01 am
Replies: 72
Views: 4,467
Posted By Pharrya

Re: Life in the United Kingdom


But so what ? I already have a passport, and that's the only result that counts. :thumbsup:
Jul 5th 2009, 10:52 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 522
Posted By Pharrya

Re: Changing car colo(u)r

Google is your friend:

From: http://www.bmv.ohio.gov/vehicle_registration/veh_color_faq.htm
Forum: USA
Jul 3rd 2009, 1:42 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 3,009
Posted By Pharrya

Re: Implications of pledging allegiance to the US Flag prior to citizenship?

I agree, while I doubt there's an issue of claiming to be a US citizen, many might not feel it's 'the done thing'.

I'd look at it similar to a perm. resident who enlists in the US military - they...
Jul 1st 2009, 9:01 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 1,304
Posted By Pharrya

Molly Sugden dies....

at age 86, which is better than Wendy Richard.


I think a fitting tribute would be for PBS stations to show re-runs of 'Are You Being Served'
Jun 13th 2009, 6:30 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 987
Posted By Pharrya

Re: Got my first unsolicited CC offer this morning

The day I arrived in the US on my K1, all those years ago, the first piece of mail I got was a request from a charity. It began 'My fellow American....'

still, it did include some of those...
Jun 10th 2009, 12:40 am
Replies: 18
Views: 886
Posted By Pharrya

Re: Flags - Nylon or Polyester?

I have an old union jack with a picture of Edward VIII on it, in the middle, that's in a bit of a ropey state.

The only other flag that sees the light of day is this one:
Forum: The Lounge
May 31st 2009, 5:29 pm
Replies: 305
Views: 33,028
Posted By Pharrya

Re: Free UK TV

Sweet, downloaded it and it's fine. looks like 'Songs of Praise' is still going strong. :thumbsup:
Forum: USA
May 31st 2009, 4:35 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,388
Posted By Pharrya

Re: Recruitment agencies

With the qualifications and experience you have, I'd make a beeline for the IEEE. (membership about $163 a year). They have their own job site and you can post your resume too.
May 29th 2009, 2:45 am
Replies: 18
Views: 1,131
Posted By Pharrya

Re: Beautiful and natural outdoor places

Definitely go. The Grand Tetons and Yellowstone are just to the north and are well worth it.
May 28th 2009, 8:27 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 1,235
Posted By Pharrya

Re: UK/US couple find way to cope long distance

May 28th 2009, 8:06 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 521
Posted By Pharrya

Food of the Gods - Jesus Appears in Marmite.

Hehehe. It's not just Americans, but also the Welsh....


Forum: USA
May 22nd 2009, 1:16 am
Replies: 93
Views: 4,969
Posted By Pharrya

Re: What are your working hours?

I'm 8-5 with an unpaid hour for lunch, and I usually make a point of leaving the office for lunch, even if it's for ten minutes. Any time over that I get comp time, which as some have said can...
Forum: USA
May 13th 2009, 12:35 am
Replies: 36
Views: 22,804
Posted By Pharrya

Re: Garden Party Menu?

Dundee Cake, Swiss rolls

Croquet on the lawn
May 7th 2009, 1:46 am
Replies: 24
Views: 1,389
Posted By Pharrya

Re: Who is coming to America?

Almost 1/2 of them - 45% - were 'immediate relatives of US citizens', I guess that includes the marriage based visas
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