I think our MP's are probably as good a mix as the general population. I don't think they all put themselves forward for Parliament for the expenses or perks, that is just silly talk. They have foibles and make mistakes as anyone does but they have to understand that they are answerable to the public who pay them. Like the general population there will be some crooks!
Certainly I do believe that some are deliberately chosen by their parties as highly suitable candidates for top jobs but to my mind that is no different from any other profession. I honestly believe that choosing someone because of the school or university they went to just does not happen as the bottom line is personal capability to do the top job under public scrutiny.
Wilkie, I am sorry to read about this. Without knowing the severity, like others, I do hope that you make a full recovery. Stay positive and do the rehabilitation as another kind of training program. Best wishes.
What a terrible thing to ask. Surely it cannot matter to you that the online world might notice?
Your family, friends and colleagues would be upset. Furface and the Exeter tri would notice. PSOF would probably sink without you as their tormentor. Sales of Stella would crash along with their shares. The Ghost of Kittenkat needs its life source.
I think you have taken on too much, for whatever reasons, and need to find some quiet time for yourself but I suspect that a part of you does not like quiet. What about a focus again for your own running, biking, swimming. The discipline spills over into so many aspects of life.
Unlike some forumites many lurkers do not have much time during the working day/night to spend on the forum and post. Doing work, family, health, socialising and training all get in the way.
The online virtual world should not really be an important part of you.