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by sejintenej
Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Who Knew What?
Replies: 204
Views: 14533

Re: Who Knew What?

Otter's post suggests that life at CH in the 90s was very much worse, in certain respects at least, than ca. 1960, which gives food for thought. It certainly does. I was there in the 1970s and, whilst it is now clear that a number of extremely unpleasant things were going on, on the whole I found i...
by sejintenej
Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: How will CH cope with Brexit?
Replies: 18
Views: 533

Re: How will CH cope with Brexit?

I left Ghana exactly two days before Nkrumah's overthrow. Although it was said to be a military action there were a very large number of civilians involved, with exceptions all locals of the different tribes. It came about that way because the military was a cohesive and effectkive grouping though a...
by sejintenej
Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Who Knew What?
Replies: 204
Views: 14533

Re: Who Knew What?

Otter's post suggests that life at CH in the 90s was very much worse, in certain respects at least, than ca. 1960, which gives food for thought. Perhaps, Michael, it was. Yes, we had bullying but so far as I am aware we did not suffer from the unwelcome actions by adult staff against pupils. We als...
by sejintenej
Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: How will CH cope with Brexit?
Replies: 18
Views: 533

Re: How will CH cope with Brexit?

] Your post reminds me of our time in Ghana, and the first time I had a rifle pointed at me as we stopped at a road block. It was 1970 and the recently deceased Asantehene was being buried at a secret location - and we were innocently driving past it. We could see the shadowy figures taking part in...
by sejintenej
Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: How will CH cope with Brexit?
Replies: 18
Views: 533

Re: How will CH cope with Brexit?

To do a take off of Rock Feaky, sejiontenej has had seven items published today in a RESPONSIBLE newspaper on a variety of subjects such as Angele Mand the tribute to the dead in the Normandy landings (and how they are related to the Brexit problems) , comparing Typhoid Mary to a certain Moslem woma...
by sejintenej
Mon Feb 18, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 479
Views: 43203

Re: Politics

David; it strikes me that you want everyone including every pension fund, foreign manufacturer etc. to close down their companies, multinationals, small shops etc. make everyone redundant and put the proceeds in cash under their mattresses. Then the government will try to resurect an economy which h...
by sejintenej
Mon Feb 18, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: How will CH cope with Brexit?
Replies: 18
Views: 533

Re: How will CH cope with Brexit?

Michael Scuffil mentions Empire Day when we were at CH. Doesn't this sound like a long time ago? And yet in his and my lifetime. Empire? When we ran large parts of the globe and no-one (except the subjugated peoples - let's call them the Empirees) questioned our right. In about 1954 I was in the Pr...
by sejintenej
Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: How will CH cope with Brexit?
Replies: 18
Views: 533

Re: How will CH cope with Brexit?

I imagine that Banker Brown is already considering taking a short position on the pound in anticipation of its Icarus-like descent if we leave. Will he be as successful as George Soros and his friends in 1992? What imagination! the contract was done nearly 3 years ago As for language teachers there...
by sejintenej
Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Management knowledge of the Husband/Dobbie cases
Replies: 75
Views: 7286

Re: Management knowledge of the Husband/Dobbie cases

Hi Alex. I hope you're well. I have fond (but rather hazy memories) of you as a UF monitor during my first year in Peele B. Don't expect you to remember me. Sorry to hear about your friend. If I'm right that you're implying it was suicide I'd encourage you to inform the police and let them decide i...
by sejintenej
Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 479
Views: 43203

Re: Politics

Sorry David B U T UK private schools "hogging the resources". ???? If peeps want to spend money in M & S instead of House of Fraser is M & S hogging the national resources? Don't be stupid. If peeps want to pay their hard earned or saved money to sent their sprogs to school A instead of school B (wh...
by sejintenej
Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 479
Views: 43203

Re: Politics

the gulf between the top and bottom of society in terms of money/influence/whatever is far greater in countries like India, Thailand, and Brazil than the UK or US. Billionaires are pretty much the same no matter where you go, but even the most neglected towns and estates in the UK are nothing compa...
by sejintenej
Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 479
Views: 43203

Re: Politics

Boarding schools and their supporters? As Alan Bennett observed in his BBC lecture: "The system is unfair and if this hasn't dawned on these people (the pupils) by the time they leave then their education has been wasted."wouldn't even dirty my shoes o So I refute many of your allegations, am still...
by sejintenej
Sat Feb 02, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 479
Views: 43203

Re: Politics

Don't expect anything useful from this side of the Med John. The Maybot is being blown hither and thither by the various factions in her party. The Guardian political sketchwriter John Crace believes that she is now reduced to taking advice from the four pot plants in the cabinet room in Number 10....
by sejintenej
Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 479
Views: 43203

Re: Politics

UKIP (lately transformed into the Tommy Robinson Appreciation Society) and other Europhobes are crying foul about the idea of a second referendum. . Democracy is the acceptance of the view of the majority. The electorate have been given the choice and have voted out despite the efforts (immoral in ...
by sejintenej
Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Coleridge Photos
Topic: Col A - is this 1960?
Replies: 19
Views: 2908

Re: Col A - is this 1960?

I've tried to avoid mentioning people's nicknames up till now but the mention of Hitchcock reminds me that when I first went into Col B (Autumn term 1955) I remember that Paul Fantle and Hitchcock had just joined Col A and were known as Hitchtool and Fancock by their housemates. After "the incident...