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by sejintenej
Mon May 21, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 390
Views: 29652

Re: Politics

The reason young people are buying loads of consumer stuff is that they get it on tick. This wouldn't have been allowed when we were younger. You were only allowed two and a half times your annual salary for a mortgage and you had to have an argument with your bank manager just to get a modest over...
by sejintenej
Sun May 20, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 390
Views: 29652

Re: Politics

Freaky? had everyone combing the FT in an effort to be Warren Buffett. The subsequent speculative splurge in loose cash ended in a bust and many of the shares were sold off to the big financial institutions as people struggled to liquidise some money to survive. Only a few (like Warren Buffett and ...
by sejintenej
Fri May 18, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Reading to the dormitory
Replies: 74
Views: 5151

Re: Reading to the dormitory

.Like the press and MPs we do forget the "other class" of boarding schools - borstals - whose form of education seems not to have been of any quality " There were two other types of boarding school, both run by the Army: Apprentice Colleges and Junior Leader Regiments. Shock, horror; I stand proper...
by sejintenej
Thu May 17, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 390
Views: 29652

Re: Politics

But maybe CH will survive. Heritage and tradition will still be a big pulling point. Dodgy Russian oligarchs by the truckload will want to send their children to English boarding schools. CH will flourish. Ivan and Svetlana marching proudly into lunch. One big problem though: this is supposed to be...
by sejintenej
Thu May 17, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Reading to the dormitory
Replies: 74
Views: 5151

Re: Reading to the dormitory

It is constantly being said that the Finns have the best educational standards in Europe. But there is no one standard. The Finns are better than anyone else at achieving their own standards. It is very much a question of what YOU as an indivdual consider high standards. I suspect from posts here t...
by sejintenej
Sun May 06, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: REPORTING Inappropriate Content
Topic: Viagra advert
Replies: 3
Views: 184

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by sejintenej
Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Ajaz Karim found guilty
Replies: 68
Views: 2688

Re: Ajaz Karim found guilty

I once offered a prize to anyone on the internet who could nominate a politician of any country and of any time period who was undoubtedly ans incontroversially honest. The prize has not been earned. Martin Bell. When can I collect my prize please? If you are referring to the Martin Bell who is bei...
by sejintenej
Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Sentence of Peter Webb referred to Court of Appeal
Replies: 53
Views: 2643

Re: Sentence of Peter Webb referred to Court of Appeal

When Sejintenej was given the slipper by Kit (often) was it intended to really hurt or was it a kind of ritual humiliation? Humiliation comes under many covers, not just sexual, and in my opinion the boarding schools then were very good at it. I had and have no doubt whatsoever that the intention w...
by sejintenej
Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Ajaz Karim found guilty
Replies: 68
Views: 2688

Re: Ajaz Karim found guilty

I feel insulted that in all my time on the site I haven't been censored. I'm obviously not trying hard enough. "Could do better" as my reports used to say. Housie obviously FAILED you that it seems that you cannot raise Julian's ire; why not go and do the nasty on a few gravestones. We respect the ...
by sejintenej
Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Reading to the dormitory
Replies: 74
Views: 5151

Re: Reading to the dormitory

michael scuffil wrote:
Sun Apr 22, 2018 6:41 pm
As boarding schools were overwhelmingly upper-middle class, and so were most writers, it is not too surprising that this was the ethos reflected.
Like the press and MPs we do forget the "other class" of boarding schools - borstals - whose form of education seems not to have been of any quality
by sejintenej
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Ajaz Karim found guilty
Replies: 68
Views: 2688

Re: Ajaz Karim found guilty

One last question, why do so many on here seem to hide behind pseudonyms? Yours fraternally, AliBurns Pot kettle black? At least most of us have our names on the screen. In my case my nom de plume has been in use for several dcades, on a number of sites and has a technical reason and historical sig...
by sejintenej
Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Sentence of Peter Webb referred to Court of Appeal
Replies: 53
Views: 2643

Re: Sentence of Peter Webb referred to Court of Appeal

The system of detention was widely used in my time, a shame some teachers didn't use that deterrent more rather than inflicting physical pain on young boys, some of whom could have been scarred for life by the methods used. , Rather ironically, whilst my back, backside and thighs were "well treated...
by sejintenej
Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: CH and flu
Replies: 14
Views: 1011

Re: CH and flu

There is a good BBC4 programme on iPlayer called 'Contagion' which shows how, under some circumstances, a single carrier of a truly virulent form like the 1918/1919 epidemic, walking around Haslemere for one day could end up within two months infecting 41 million people of whom >880,00 will die. St...
by sejintenej
Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: From the sublime to the ridiculous
Replies: 164
Views: 17656

some home truths

1. My wife and I divorced over religious differences. She thought she was God and I didn’t! 2. I don’t suffer from insanity; I enjoy every minute of it. 3. Some people are alive only because it’s illegal to kill them. 4. I used to have a handle on life, but it broke. 5. Don’t take life too seriously...
by sejintenej
Sun Apr 01, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: From the sublime to the ridiculous
Replies: 164
Views: 17656

Politics - the truth (if there is truth in politics)

“Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.” Groucho Marx “Politics is made up of two words... ‘poli’ which is Greek for ‘many’ and ‘tics’ which are blood sucking insects.” Gore Vidal “Politics is War without bloodshe...