RedViking, I've actually found the source - it's from Dick Francis' novel "Straight" and it was said by someone who was a JP.. maybe why it stuck in my mind.. said after an incident such as we are commenting on...as the character's interpretation of how people think when they are challenged by the law on their actions.|
Reply #681. Jul 22 10, 7:01 AM
In my experience the "my money gives me privilege" attitude is more prevalent among the nouveau riche, who didn't grow up with an understanding of noblesse oblige.|
Reply #682. Jul 22 10, 12:56 PM
I'm surprised nobody on here has picked up on this country's new Prime Minister's lack of history knowledge.|
"I think it's important in life to speak as it is, and the fact is that we are a very effective partner of the US, but we are the junior partner," he said.
Mr Cameron then added: "We were the junior partner in 1940 when we were fighting the Nazis."
If that's Private School education for you I'm glad I was too poor to be edukated that good!
A disgrace in my opinion.
Reply #684. Jul 26 10, 6:18 PM
That is a local story where I live. It will be very exciting if they can be authenticated. |
Reply #687. Jul 27 10, 9:40 PM
It's always exciting it's in 'your back yard' isn't it honeybeee? :)
I hope they can be. Such interesting work! :)
Reply #688. Jul 27 10, 10:17 PM
I didn't think pork was more important than a family. |
Reply #691. Aug 18 10, 8:42 AM
Just wondering - would the decision be the same if it was a Jewish family that refused to have 'pork products' in their house? Or a vegetarian family that refused meat products?
Surely,the most relevant issue is would the children be well cared for? And what if the kids needing foster-care were from a Muslim background? Wouldn't a 'pork-free' home be more appropriate?
Anyway,that's more bacon for me! :))
Reply #692. Aug 18 10, 9:34 AM
Thanks, you two, for writing what I was thinking when I read the article. I know know that it is every child's divine right to eat pork. Amazing what you can learn. |
Reply #693. Aug 18 10, 9:49 AM
Lesley, I never knew that pork was more important than a stable loving home? I learn a lot here! ;)|
Reply #694. Aug 18 10, 10:16 AM
Rayven80..It is to the pig!|
US of A to blame for bad weather?............and I thought the wet & chilly weather was due to North-West water imposing a hosepipe ban...........no so, all the fault of our American cousins. Ah well!
Reply #696. Aug 18 10, 1:58 PM
Odd, that, Ray. I remember (many years ago) when everything that went wrong was blamed on the Russians. Do you think they heard? |
Reply #697. Aug 18 10, 2:15 PM
No, no, it´s the USA to blame for everything. I remember the times when they sent the Colorado beetle to Eastern Europe to eat our potatoes :)|
And I remember a passionate poem about the murderers from Wall Street published in the magazine Red Fire. Oh dear. It was called the Cold War.
Reply #698. Aug 18 10, 2:32 PM
Actually, blaming USA for UK bad weather, is not totally without merit..........the prevailing winds in UK are from the West, ergo may have originated "other side of pond".|
Reply #699. Aug 18 10, 3:05 PM
Yup, have to agree it’s just too silly for people to think that the USA would use technology to “flush” out the “enemy” in Pakistan causing a little collateral damage? Or that China would suffer the same consequences because of arms race differences. Russia is suffering severe weather as we speak, but just one crazy guy is pointing a finger.|
Me, I shrug this off as just another conspiracy theory, but that’s just me... millions don’t !
Reply #700. Aug 18 10, 3:14 PM
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