A bit council (Vol 5)

A bit council (Vol 5)

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Sway

23,183 posts

171 months

Friday 13th May
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Bannock said:
Stan the Bat said:
One hundred and seventy thousand charities in UK. !!!!!!!!

170,000.
All this says to me is failure of state and government. Most charities, particularly things like foodbanks, healthcare and elderly care charities, should be totally unnecessary in a functioning state.
Not really. The vast majority are so as they're eligible and it's very tax efficient.

My incredibly wealthy public school has two or three registered charities... Yes, it does a lot of good (I'm a product of their approach to 'ensuring' those capable of thriving there can get a place, irrespective of financial background).

take-good-care-of-the-forest-dewey

2,560 posts

32 months

Friday 13th May
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944 Man said:
Spare tyre said:
You actually have an suv wink
Poor grammar: council.
Surely both valid as whilst accepted as a noun, it's also an accronym.

You wouldn't say 'an Sports Utility Vehicle'.

Bannock

642 posts

7 months

Friday 13th May
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Sway said:
Bannock said:
Stan the Bat said:
One hundred and seventy thousand charities in UK. !!!!!!!!

170,000.
All this says to me is failure of state and government. Most charities, particularly things like foodbanks, healthcare and elderly care charities, should be totally unnecessary in a functioning state.
Not really. The vast majority are so as they're eligible and it's very tax efficient.

My incredibly wealthy public school has two or three registered charities... Yes, it does a lot of good (I'm a product of their approach to 'ensuring' those capable of thriving there can get a place, irrespective of financial background).
Thanks for proving my point. In a functioning society, good educations would not be dished out at the whim of charities. It would be a state competency.

trails

1,870 posts

126 months

Friday 13th May
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Bannock said:
Sway said:
Bannock said:
Stan the Bat said:
One hundred and seventy thousand charities in UK. !!!!!!!!

170,000.
All this says to me is failure of state and government. Most charities, particularly things like foodbanks, healthcare and elderly care charities, should be totally unnecessary in a functioning state.
Not really. The vast majority are so as they're eligible and it's very tax efficient.

My incredibly wealthy public school has two or three registered charities... Yes, it does a lot of good (I'm a product of their approach to 'ensuring' those capable of thriving there can get a place, irrespective of financial background).
Thanks for proving my point. In a functioning society, good educations would not be dished out at the whim of charities. It would be a state competency.
Politics. Council.

OnTheBreadline

12,830 posts

157 months

Friday 13th May
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Bannock said:
Sway said:
Bannock said:
Stan the Bat said:
One hundred and seventy thousand charities in UK. !!!!!!!!

170,000.
All this says to me is failure of state and government. Most charities, particularly things like foodbanks, healthcare and elderly care charities, should be totally unnecessary in a functioning state.
Not really. The vast majority are so as they're eligible and it's very tax efficient.

My incredibly wealthy public school has two or three registered charities... Yes, it does a lot of good (I'm a product of their approach to 'ensuring' those capable of thriving there can get a place, irrespective of financial background).
Thanks for proving my point. In a functioning society, good educations would not be dished out at the whim of charities. It would be a state competency.
Living in one of the wealthiest countries in the world and implying that we do not have a functioning society, and that our state education system is not competent. Not council, but certainly silly.

Bannock

642 posts

7 months

Friday 13th May
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OnTheBreadline said:
Living in one of the wealthiest countries in the world and implying that we do not have a functioning society, and that our state education system is not competent. Not council, but certainly silly.
User name checks out...

The huge numbers of charities we have to rely on to provide things ot people, including the basics of life, does strongly imply a failure of society, state and government, and your comment that we're one of the wealthiest countries on Earth only goes to validate that. Same goes for the US, wealthy beyond imaging - healthcare for all? No chance. We're just a slightly less obscene version of them, and heading in their direction fast. State education is self evidently under resourced if people like Sway are having to rely on charity to obtain a good education.

Assuming that the wealth of some means that there are no problems in society? As you say, maybe not Council, but certainly silly.

Flibble

6,380 posts

158 months

Friday 13th May
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Mr lestat said:
Flibble said:
Pit Pony said:
Aren't al beaches tidal?
Only if they're in the sea (unless it's the Med).
The Mediterranean does have tides. Just a lower difference than some others
In the technical sense yes, but a lot less likely to be caught out by the typical tide of ~10 cm.

Mr lestat

3,658 posts

167 months

Friday 13th May
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Flibble said:
Mr lestat said:
Flibble said:
Pit Pony said:
Aren't al beaches tidal?
Only if they're in the sea (unless it's the Med).
The Mediterranean does have tides. Just a lower difference than some others
In the technical sense yes, but a lot less likely to be caught out by the typical tide of ~10 cm.
Pedantry is strong on ph

Dog Star

13,928 posts

145 months

Friday 13th May
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I’d like to postulate that Russia is council. The country is sort of analogous to a giant council estate on the face of the earth.

- likes causing fights with the neighbours, often under the influence of strong drink
- struts around threatening people with nothing to back it up when push comes to shove
- nick stuff
- full of fit birds
- they like glittery tat, golden bog seats etc
- decent people try to get out
- shell suits

I think there’s a good case.


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Dermot O'Logical

1,565 posts

106 months

Friday 13th May
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Dog Star said:
I’d like to postulate that Russia is council. The country is sort of analogous to a giant council estate on the face of the earth.

- likes causing fights with the neighbours, often under the influence of strong drink
- struts around threatening people with nothing to back it up when push comes to shove
- nick stuff
- full of fit birds
- they like glittery tat, golden bog seats etc
- decent people try to get out
- shell suits

I think there’s a good case.


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Fair point, well made. And while we're on the subject of fit birds, where did they all come from?

Go back a few decades, you could probably get a decent day's ploughing from a Russian woman, provided you could get the harness on. What's happened? It can't be genetics, so where did all of the fit Commie girlies come from?

Mr lestat

3,658 posts

167 months

Friday 13th May
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Dermot O'Logical said:
Dog Star said:
I’d like to postulate that Russia is council. The country is sort of analogous to a giant council estate on the face of the earth.

- likes causing fights with the neighbours, often under the influence of strong drink
- struts around threatening people with nothing to back it up when push comes to shove
- nick stuff
- full of fit birds
- they like glittery tat, golden bog seats etc
- decent people try to get out
- shell suits

I think there’s a good case.


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Fair point, well made. And while we're on the subject of fit birds, where did they all come from?

Go back a few decades, you could probably get a decent day's ploughing from a Russian woman, provided you could get the harness on. What's happened? It can't be genetics, so where did all of the fit Commie girlies come from?
Different gene pools. The strong as an ox and look like a builder we also have them here. The fit lithe pole dancer types we have them too.

However a tall fit bird with long hair tied back toting an AK47. Oh yes

V8mate

45,541 posts

166 months

Friday 13th May
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Dermot O'Logical said:
Dog Star said:
I’d like to postulate that Russia is council. The country is sort of analogous to a giant council estate on the face of the earth.

- likes causing fights with the neighbours, often under the influence of strong drink
- struts around threatening people with nothing to back it up when push comes to shove
- nick stuff
- full of fit birds
- they like glittery tat, golden bog seats etc
- decent people try to get out
- shell suits

I think there’s a good case.


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Fair point, well made. And while we're on the subject of fit birds, where did they all come from?

Go back a few decades, you could probably get a decent day's ploughing from a Russian woman, provided you could get the harness on. What's happened? It can't be genetics, so where did all of the fit Commie girlies come from?
They may be fit, but they're (generally) not attractive. Even less so if you include personality.

A populace entirely victim to decades (hundreds of years?) of the most appalling leadership.

Today, they exist in two clear groups though: poor and council.

kowalski655

12,972 posts

120 months

Friday 13th May
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Dermot O'Logical said:
Fair point, well made. And while we're on the subject of fit birds, where did they all come from?

Go back a few decades, you could probably get a decent day's ploughing from a Russian woman, provided you could get the harness on. What's happened? It can't be genetics, so where did all of the fit Commie girlies come from?
Previously stuck behind the Iron Curtain and invisible to the West.
See Elton John's Nikita video smile

Disco You

3,505 posts

157 months

Friday 13th May
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https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/boy-expelled...

Even the kid has a 10/10 compo face.

Steve vRS

4,385 posts

218 months

Friday 13th May
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But he can play on his game. I’m not bothering to read the link but surely if your child was excluded from school you’d do your hardest to teach them to read, count etc. even CBeebies could help with that.

Sway

23,183 posts

171 months

Friday 13th May
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Bannock said:
OnTheBreadline said:
Living in one of the wealthiest countries in the world and implying that we do not have a functioning society, and that our state education system is not competent. Not council, but certainly silly.
User name checks out...

The huge numbers of charities we have to rely on to provide things ot people, including the basics of life, does strongly imply a failure of society, state and government, and your comment that we're one of the wealthiest countries on Earth only goes to validate that. Same goes for the US, wealthy beyond imaging - healthcare for all? No chance. We're just a slightly less obscene version of them, and heading in their direction fast. State education is self evidently under resourced if people like Sway are having to rely on charity to obtain a good education.

Assuming that the wealth of some means that there are no problems in society? As you say, maybe not Council, but certainly silly.
Don't put words into my mouth.

I never said to get a 'good education' I had to rely on charity.

In order to get an absolutely first class education, I needed to demonstrate my ability and therefore the bursary 'charity' kicked in. That's as much for their benefit as mine, as it provides the whole school major financial benefits in terms of tax.

Sway

23,183 posts

171 months

Friday 13th May
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Dermot O'Logical said:
Fair point, well made. And while we're on the subject of fit birds, where did they all come from?

Go back a few decades, you could probably get a decent day's ploughing from a Russian woman, provided you could get the harness on. What's happened? It can't be genetics, so where did all of the fit Commie girlies come from?
The former USSR states definitely have some 'appeals' in terms of the feminine form.

My theory is that it is genetic selection. Driven by the very low ratio of men to women in former Soviet states.



So. Men can be picky, women 'can't'. Men, being wonderfully fallible chaps like we are, pick the fitties. They then pass on their genes.

I have a similar theory regarding the seemingly much higher than average 'boob to waist ratio' of a certain culture of caravan utilising nomadic travellers, who engage in a practice of essentially grabbing a fitty and making off with them.

Because huge norks are clearly desirable to the men of that culture, those are the women who are grabbed, and therefore the positive selection for massive badongas with tiny waists continues to self reinforce.

dudleybloke

17,475 posts

163 months

Friday 13th May
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Disco You said:


https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/boy-expelled...

Even the kid has a 10/10 compo face.
I'm wondering, Woodrow, Matchbrough or Church Hill?

DodgyGeezer

31,033 posts

167 months

Friday 13th May
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Disco You said:


https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/boy-expelled...

Even the kid has a 10/10 compo face.
can't spell his own name??? That's disgraceful 'parenting'

Caddyshack

4,934 posts

183 months

Friday 13th May
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Brummiebeau said:
I am at Butlins, Skegness this week getting my yearly dose of council.

Lots of leggins
Not sure if this has been mentioned as council attire before but wearing jackets/hoodies when the sun it out? A lot of that going on.

Best name I have heard so far is Indy-lee? Indielee? Inde-leigh?
Maybe it is underlay?