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In reply to an earlier post on 17 Jan 2013 18:17:15 GMT
TheFoe says:
I never said that Peter, of course there are bad parents who don't pick up on their children's failings but to discount ADHD and Aspergers as bad parenting, shows a certain degree of naive arrogance and pig headed ignorance!

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Jan 2013 18:34:56 GMT
I was actually referring to what society in general are now making of the issues in your post. While these conditions do indeed exist and need to be properly identifies handled correctly for the benefit of the affected children, This has been made more difficult by everyone jumping on the bandwagon goins " see! It isnae mah fault" and to believe these conditions are as prevalent as so may parent now make out is waht shows a certain degree of naive arrogance and pig headed ignorance!
Some childeren are in fact just bad, many are just badly brought up and quite a number are intellectually challenged(but still worthwhile human beings) and a few genuinely suffer the afflictions mentioned

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Jan 2013 18:52:41 GMT
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TheFoe says:
Sorry for jumping the gun, it just realy p!55e5 me off when certain people refuse to see said conditions as a medical problem. Unfortunately as you've pointed out there is an element of people too stupid to raise their children properly, who then stick a medical label on them to mask their own laziness.

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Jan 2013 19:10:42 GMT
Hi Rasmus : no sorry being a rather typical brit I have very poor language skills, and used google translate to translate your biog - just glad to spread some good wishes through the cold coridoors of cyber space..yes the song is by radiohead, often considered depressing, but I think they can be very interesting and funny when they want to..cheers !

Posted on 17 Jan 2013 19:13:00 GMT
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modern life rubbish ? well, I would like to present, as evidence to the contrary, this futuristic dish - sort of thing we dreamt of back in 73..ladies and gentleman please a littler hush and a brief drum roll..I give you the ..Pot Noodle Original Curry 90 g (Pack of 12)

Posted on 17 Jan 2013 19:15:43 GMT
just add water ! yes I know boil the water in a normal household kettle, pour it into the pot noodle - which comes in an attractive and practical bowl - wait a little, stir (use the same fork you eat it with to minimise washing up - chefs tip there) - hey presto..hot spicy and nutritious meal right there (may contain horse - if you are lucky)

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Jan 2013 19:18:55 GMT
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Water KO - why is there this pre-occupation with bottled water in society today when we have some of the highest quality tap water in the world?

And why do so many folk have to carry one all the time??

Posted on 17 Jan 2013 19:27:06 GMT
good question - dunno how we survived before bottled water - if its another chefs tip you are after well ok, instead of water use coke (diet coke if you are a health fanatic) instead of water when you are preparing your delicious pot noodle.
I hate the people in those nasty tax dodgin' coffee shops who order skinny decaff drinks and don't even put sugar in it....whats the point of it..water drinking b*&$%

Posted on 17 Jan 2013 19:33:00 GMT
Lez Lee says:
Proud to say I've never bought bottled water in my life.

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Jan 2013 19:40:21 GMT
Well done Lez!

Must say that I can't say that, especially when I've been out the country.

Posted on 17 Jan 2013 20:05:42 GMT
gille liath says:
Yes, it is rubbish. As Tolkien said, an age of improved means to deteriorated ends.

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Jan 2013 20:26:19 GMT
If only he had lived to help Peter Jackson make the films.......

Posted on 17 Jan 2013 20:28:52 GMT
Certain medical advances are definite improvements.

Dentists drills used to be foot powered........ False teeth were made from leather, wood, or teeth appropriated from those willing to sell or those who no longer chewed. Anaesthetic was someone holding you down until you passed out with the pain.

Posted on 17 Jan 2013 22:26:23 GMT
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MC Zaptone says:
One thing that is definitely a curse of modern life: Was it the smoking ban or a change in the law, that has led my local pub to be full of middle-class screaming children running around the place at weekends? The regulars have even been warned about their language! Mind you Mad Mick did yell once at the top of his voice "WILL YOU ALL SHUT THE F~[K UP, SOME OF US HAVE HANGOVERS" Cue much gasping by the yummy mummies. And another thing if the little darlings run into you and spill your beer, they don't offer to replace it and the parents give you the eye when you state the bleedin' obvious "this is a pub not a kindergarten, It used to be only chavs and gyppos who took their kids to pubs".
Worst of all they are now considering banning dogs as some parents have complained poor little Tarquin is frightened of dogs. Personally I'd feed them to the dogs!

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Jan 2013 23:52:54 GMT
Cornish, Food is better these days because there is more choice. My dad grew his own vegetables, but a constant diet of meat and two (freshly grown) veg isn't exactly inspiring. You live in Cornwall, ...there must be restaurant's where you can get freshly caught fish, there's plenty near me, and plenty that serve quality meat and veg in a variety of styles. Indian, Mexican, Italian, Turkish, Nepalese etc etc. When I was a nipper the high street was full of cafes selling egg and chips, now it's easy to find michelin star food, if that's what you want. There's more choice, so quality food or un-nutritious slop is a personal decision.
Peter, I would strongly argue that crime is worse. Sure, theres always been muggings and street gangs and yobs, but violent crime against kids and OAPS is more prolific and petty crime like vandalism and graffiti is off the scale.
I don't reckon TV is any worse than it's always been. Rose tinted glasses tend to block out stuff like The Black and White Minstrel Show, Paul Daniels Magic Show and Jim Davidson's Big Break. I'll take The Sopranos any day instead of 'Play for Today'
Travel is better, I never left the country till I was 16 and never boarded a plane till I was 20. Quite common for people like me who were born to the sound of The Beatles. But by the time my sprog was 20, we had travelled to half a dozen european countries and 5 US states. And I have followed an identical career path to my Dad. I'm sure he would have loved to have given me those opportunities when I was a boy, but they simply were too far a stretch for the common man back in the day.

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Jan 2013 23:58:00 GMT
MC ....you live in London, .....why do you tolerate a pub that lets kids in!!!!

Big cities have plenty of blokes boozers, poseurs bars, gastropubs, family pubs, sports bars, music pubs. Vote with your feet. There's a pub for every occasion.

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Jan 2013 00:24:42 GMT
Not forgetting ghastropubs, where they serve terrible food.

Posted on 18 Jan 2013 00:26:47 GMT
Lez Lee says:
I once worked with a girl who phoned in sick with a 'gastric stomach'.

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Jan 2013 00:28:43 GMT
Ghastrogastrostomache is the word that she ought to have used, Lez.

Scanner is splendid! Thnx for the introduction :-)

Posted on 18 Jan 2013 00:39:22 GMT
Lez Lee says:
Thought it might suit you! ;-)

Posted on 18 Jan 2013 01:29:37 GMT
mancheeros says:
Modern life is not bad if you can get it. Living in an 'advanced' western economy with all the mod cons (HDTV, blu-ray, hi-fi, chilled beer, French wine, green olives stuffed with anchovies, broadband, refuse collectors, fire-fighters, NHS, ornamental grasses) is very cushty. Modern life in Somalia is nothing to write home about.

Posted on 18 Jan 2013 08:59:10 GMT
Last edited by the author on 18 Jan 2013 09:34:17 GMT
Post Soviet says:
Adding my voice to those mentioning more choice in... anything. Food, advanced tehnology, entertainment... THere is so much crammed around with STUFF (information, people), and it's so confusing, and sometimes hard to accept, particularly seeing all that, good and bad, so easily available for the kids. Porn, drugs. Friend of mine ten years ago used to go from Carrick On Shannon to Belfast to buy drugs, if he hadn't hanged himself, he would get them now in any schoolyard (ok, just a little exaggarating).
So yes, it leaves up to me to make my life rubbish or not by choosing what to eat, see, listen, picking friends etc.
Mobiles, ha! My wife owns two of those looking like misile launchers, I hate them. Give me somthing screwed to wall where I can stick the finger into disk with ten holes, turn it to the right, then it goes back to the left itself...trrrrrr....
Lovely. '0)

Posted on 18 Jan 2013 09:28:59 GMT
Nugent Dirt says:
Why did the Zon Stasi pull my post dissing social media. It was hardly chocka with expletives. I was saying it's a curse the way that many are saying that if you don't have an online presence then you're a worthless nomark luddite whom no one will want to employ or befriend.

Posted on 18 Jan 2013 09:37:10 GMT
I'll say one thing about modern life, on a bitterly cold weekend like this my car is going to start first turn of the key (or first push of the start button).
No more, pulling out the choke, listening to the starter motor churning before the engine caught. Revving the engine to get it warm. Cars with air-con, air-bags, ipod docks and multi-speakers are a definite improvement.
I can hear the counter arguments - they are too complicated, you can't fix them yourself, too expensive to fix at a garage.
The good news for traditionalists is that you will more the likely find an Austin Allegro on sale in ebay at a reasonable price. You can tinker under the hood till your hearts content, enjoying your tinny radio and heater that puts out less warmth than your own breath...but you might have to buy a catalytic convertor as CO2 emmissions in modern cars have improved so much.

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Jan 2013 09:48:31 GMT
Post Soviet says:
If only oil fields could last forever and somehow car engines would be able to compete with rainforests in producing oxygene...
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