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by sejintenej
Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: A letter from the CHOBA board
Replies: 40
Views: 2211

Re: A letter from the CHOBA board

J.R. wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:22 pm
I think you know my views on justice and sentences so don't set me off

Pakistan have this week shown they can do the right thing, somewhat surprisingly to me.
Well known; that was law, the occasional Indian method (mob rule) is also justice though I don't recommend it
by sejintenej
Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: A letter from the CHOBA board
Replies: 40
Views: 2211

Re: A letter from the CHOBA board

Golfer wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:34 pm
Notwithstanding the above, I do think that justice is the supreme value.
As was clearly confirmed by Lord Justice Scrutton in an appeal case.

The difficulty is defining "justice". I suspect that rape victims would consider justice to be the castration of their attackers - others may disagree.
by sejintenej
Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Resignation of Baker and emergency appointment of Hansford
Replies: 51
Views: 1506

Re: Resignation of Baker and emergency appointment of Hansford

Anyone familiar with the film Withnail & I will know that the phrase "The Other Place" is used to refer to Eton - Withnail and Uncle Monty having attended Harrow. I've therefore always thought of "The Other Place" to infer a slightly tongue-in-cheek rivalry but nothing more than that. I guess conte...
by sejintenej
Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Resignation of Baker and emergency appointment of Hansford
Replies: 51
Views: 1506

Re: Resignation of Baker and emergency appointment of Hansford

male OB (proudly wearing a tie to remind him which school he had attended) who had no idea of the existence of Hertford. Hertford was treated like a poor relation in many ways. Chrissy; I have to disagree with my honourable colleague. At my time, amongst the boys there was no mention of the Hertfor...
by sejintenej
Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Sometimes I forget
Replies: 10
Views: 265

Re: Sometimes I forget

Horsham in the fifties allowed one bath a week, though showers after sports were common. Truth is, that was probably more than I got at home. The building I lived in had just one bath for four flats, in an unheated room, so not much incentive in the winter. I agree, I just accepted everything as no...
by sejintenej
Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Wikipedia Entry?
Replies: 5
Views: 205

Re: Wikipedia Entry?

Marty's mention of Ampleforth is somewhat interesting given the forthcoming (?) High Court case by someone who wants his job back after being found Not Guilty of 'naughties' with pupils. Whatever next ?? I want a bag containing a million £20 notes to fall in my garden. Doesn't mean that it will hap...
by sejintenej
Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The Old Blue 2018
Replies: 14
Views: 281

Re: The Old Blue 2018

I appreciate editorial space is at a premium in these financially straitened times but I do think it a pity that obituaries of sadly deceased Old Blues no longer appear to be published given the content of the last two or three editions. Another tradition gone. Even worse is the tag for full obitua...
by sejintenej
Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The Old Blue 2018
Replies: 14
Views: 281

Re: The Old Blue 2018

Landed through my letterbox this morning. I actually think it's racist. If you're black it's patronising and condescending, if you're not it's discriminatory. We all know that the ethos of the school is about helping disadvantaged kids. It's inevitable that this will result in above average numbers...
by sejintenej
Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Hammer blows to CH finances
Replies: 36
Views: 1253

Re: Hammer blows to CH finances

A lot of good sense in scrub's post life is much cheaper when you're very rich. Yes, you pay a slightly larger VAT bill because you buy finer foods and drinks etc, but only a small part of your disposable income is spent on those things and the rest is safe. exactly as exemplified by the dustman (r...
by sejintenej
Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Hammer blows to CH finances
Replies: 36
Views: 1253

Re: Hammer blows to CH finances

A lot of good sense in scrub's post life is much cheaper when you're very rich. Yes, you pay a slightly larger VAT bill because you buy finer foods and drinks etc, but only a small part of your disposable income is spent on those things and the rest is safe. exactly as exemplified by the dustman (r...
by sejintenej
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Hammer blows to CH finances
Replies: 36
Views: 1253

Re: Hammer blows to CH finances

However, I still don't see why overseas parents should not be charged VAT on the fees. David :shock: UK military serving abroad? Diplomatic corps and their underlings serving abroad? Foreign national oligarchs using property addresses in the UK but "temporarily" abroad? Idea may be fine but there w...
by sejintenej
Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Hammer blows to CH finances
Replies: 36
Views: 1253

Re: Hammer blows to CH finances

VAT on fees is ridiculous, so many families will be priced out of private education which would then put extra pressure on state schools with a sudden influx of pupils Charging VAT on education is a slippery slope- what about educational activities outside of school, what about university tuition f...
by sejintenej
Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Vegetarians
Replies: 12
Views: 314

Re: Vegetarians

Not always easy and in a closed environment like CH anything is an excuse for pointing the finger. I see that now most places do have a vegetarian option but that seems relatively recent. Last Christmas my granddaughter arrived (thankfully very early) and announced that she was vegan! Luckily I had ...
by sejintenej
Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Hammer blows to CH finances
Replies: 36
Views: 1253

Re: Hammer blows to CH finances

I am just a little surprised that threat outlined in this thread - which could significantly undermine CH's ability to fulfil its mission - surely a concern to us all? - hasn't attracted any posts beyond comments on the pension system in general or people's own pensions. I suspect that everyone is ...
by sejintenej
Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Corporal Punishment by CH Teaching staff
Replies: 92
Views: 10483

Re: Corporal Punishment by CH Teaching staff

? Capital punishment California style is death by boredom? I have often wondered whether it is a worse punishment to be in prison fo the rest of your natural life, or a "quick" exit by way of execution. The waiting for the inevitable, in either circumstance, must be "hell". I wonder if it is too di...