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Racial slur during New York Marathon

Posted: 10/11/2016 at 20:43
The New York Marathons main sponsor is an Indian corporation. Priceless.

Trump & Clinton

Posted: 09/11/2016 at 06:00
JT141 wrote (see)
In Tennessee Trump takes over 71% of the vote. Graceland's just been scrubbed off my list of places to visit.

Yes I thought much the same about Sunderland on Brexit night

Trump & Clinton

Posted: 09/11/2016 at 05:59

both candidates are repugnant. If a Trump victory might be a surprise to many (though not to anyone with engaged their brain post Brexit vote).

The idea that we've missed out on milk and honey because some rust belt folks managed not to vote for a sleaze bag who happens to be female is a bit rich though. 

Might I have decent potential from these beginner times?

Posted: 04/11/2016 at 05:54
times look decent to me. plus the 10mi looks weak versus the 5k - suggests you aren't especially well trained aerobically. structured training with a club would yield some easy gains.

Trump & Clinton

Posted: 24/10/2016 at 21:53

Whether you like his politics or not, Obama never got accused of groping anyone, never got done for deleting emails and as as far as I know never went on the record saying he'd smash his own daughter if he wasn't her dad.

How to pace a 10 mile run?

Posted: 23/10/2016 at 20:40

Even splits, about halfway between 10k and Half Mara pace.

Boring Boring Mortgages

Posted: 11/10/2016 at 20:50
VDOT52 wrote (see)
I'm guessing Nayan votes Tory. Telling others not to go down the educations route that you did is at best a bit disingenuous and perhaps a bit condescending.

Tomorrow me and the wife become mortgage free home owners. I'll tell you how i did it rather than warning you off my path. Mortgage yourself up to the hilt in London. Survive for long enough for house prices to spiral again- say 10 years, then cash in and buy a house outright in somewhere that is not London. Get a job you like and thrive.

I think of the Dianne Abbots and Shambolic Chakrabartys of the world, slagging off those who choose selective education yet thinking nothing of either having come from that set or sending their kids into it. They aren't Tories and are well to the left of any labour modernisers to boot, given their closeness to Comrade Corbyn

For the rest, politicians of all colours will peddle the same bullshit - namely that a degree - any degree - is well worth 40 grand of debt. When I got a degree you didn't need to go into debt to get it. The reality now is that many kids who should not be anywhere near a degree are starting adult life crippled with debt for the sake of a crap degree that employees don't take seriously. 

If they and their parents engaged their brains they'd be turning themselves into plumbers, draftsmen and so on, and saving themselves years of time and a load of money. Nothing wrong with those careers, nothing at all.

Im not telling anyone to pass on education. Im telling them not to get mugged off.

Boring Boring Mortgages

Posted: 01/10/2016 at 19:54
RicF wrote (see)

As usual I forget all about the content of previous posts.

I've been reading a load of stuff about whether or not people consider themselves 'wage slaves', and if 'Baby Boomers' are really responsible for the current financial conditions.

An underlying pattern emerges that indicates that the wealth accumulated and made by the middle classes was historically speaking, an aberration. Throughout history the normal situation was the vast majority of wealth was held by only 1% of the population.

It's going that way again in the developed world, whereas it has always been so elsewhere.

So without talking 'boring' mortgage type stuff. The issue is to see if outside agencies are succeeding in reducing your life time working efforts to zero.

Bottom line is, if you work your butt off, have a great standard of living which is achieved either directly by wages or by the loans serviced by wages, but die relatively penniless - that's a gain for the 1%.

It's becoming almost impossible to escape that situation, look at the way students are now being put into debt before they actually have anything, and all for a promise based on the success of those who operated a winning game on a level playing field, forty years earlier.

Now it isn't even a game. It's a one sided turkey shoot.



If the measure of winner vs loser is whether you have any net worth or not sure. It doesn't work in practice though - The Queen mother died in debt (by design) And George Best spent a shit ton on fast cars and fast women '..and the rest just squandered.'

Earning a lot but choosing to spend it on a 'great lifestyle' hardly marks you out as a loser who has been shafted by 'the 1%.'

Students aren't being forced to take on debt to get useless degrees in David Beckham studies. They are doing that of their own volition because they are idiots. If they had any sense they would bin off 'uni' and get real jobs /no debt 3 years earlier.

If it's too good to be true...

Posted: 01/10/2016 at 19:42
Dustin wrote (see)

All he did was make a few comments. We've not heard all the leaked footage but by all accounts he said (more than once) that prior to accepting an advisory role he'd have to run it past the FA first.
Never been a fan of his, but the phrase "trial by media" springs to mind..
Still at least that nice Mr Wiggins didn't do anything wrong. I wonder what we would say if he was Russian.

Those comments were specifically to advise what he thought were investors on how to bypass regulations banning business consortia from owning players. aka slavery.

The rest was borderline (taking money for speaking engagements and so on). The key part was being willing to break particularly important rules relating to a particularly nasty practice, even by football's standards.







2016 Cabbage Patch 10 possible spare place

Posted: 20/09/2016 at 20:35
Assuming I can't make it (family circumstances) is anyone looking for a ticket?
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