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by sejintenej
Wed Jun 23, 2021 12:47 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: A tribute to Ian Atkinson
Replies: 3
Views: 141

Re: A tribute to Ian Atkinson

It does seem that an increase in enforced religious observance seems to have been accompanied by increasingly inappropriate behaviour by some members of the Chaplaincy! No surprise that the Church appears increasingly less relevant to more and more people. I suspect that your first sentence above i...
by sejintenej
Sun Jun 20, 2021 4:26 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 621
Views: 120789

Re: Politics

Sejintenej, let's unpack this comment of yours about the Catholics breeding like rabbits and shooting people. As I recall it, it all started with the civil rights march in 1968 led by Bernadette Devlin (as then was) which was protesting about Catholics being discriminated against in jobs and housin...
by sejintenej
Sun Jun 20, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Does Being Bullied at School Help to Prepare You for Life?
Replies: 7
Views: 176

Re: Does Being Bullied at School Help to Prepare You for Life?

your loving family What's that? plunged into said boarding school with all the adversities involved, you would emerge a pretty tough, emotionless cookie, ready to suffer all vicissitudes and ready to bash the bolshie and uncivilised natives (as you had been bashed in your early years at school) in ...
by sejintenej
Fri Jun 18, 2021 9:45 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 621
Views: 120789

Re: Politics

Mad mullahs on the one hand: Prudish Presbyterians on the other. Perhaps Sejintenej can throw some light on these strange NI matters. Quite simple really. Ireland was separated as the result of a vote by all adults. Most counties voted for independence and got it. Six counties voted to stay in the ...
by sejintenej
Fri Jun 18, 2021 9:22 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Elizabeth Cairncross
Replies: 81
Views: 17610

Re: Elizabeth Cairncross

Who does vetting for these places? There is more to vetting than a DBS check. Indeed there is but I suspect that the DBS check is the only formal process that any of these authorities actually employ. Sadly, unless the type of positive vetting used by the security services is employed then she will...
by sejintenej
Thu Jun 17, 2021 9:17 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Does Being Bullied at School Help to Prepare You for Life?
Replies: 7
Views: 176

Re: Does Being Bullied at School Help to Prepare You for Life?

No doubt the pot will be stirred and perhaps that was the intent, but let’s hope it doesn’t turn ugly! Nothing new there! The preparation for life came as a result of becoming independent and tolerant, not because of some halfwit thug, although to be fair I was luckily not bullied badly. Seeing wha...
by sejintenej
Thu Jun 17, 2021 11:05 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Does Being Bullied at School Help to Prepare You for Life?
Replies: 7
Views: 176

Re: Does Being Bullied at School Help to Prepare You for Life?

.....by introducing you to the concepts of having to take the rough with the smooth and having to share the world with all sorts of arseholes? how about breeding contempt (examples politicians), thuggery (we can all name a few of those), refusal to accept the "smooth" (unless it is us mak...
by sejintenej
Sun May 16, 2021 2:32 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: From the sublime to the ridiculous
Replies: 264
Views: 67411

Prophetic

This is from a novel written a decade or more ago and follows a pandemic. It is addressed to the people of Britain by Geoff Wolak. Think of your families, think of your children ... and make an effort to cheer them. Take your families out when the weather allows, go and see those relatives you haven...
by sejintenej
Fri May 14, 2021 8:52 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: General appeal re messaging
Replies: 2
Views: 237

Re: General appeal re messaging

J.R. wrote: Thu May 13, 2021 2:17 pmNo problem here.
Just a couple of geeks who ask questions and don't read answers. The younger generation ya'no, They are just wasting my memory banks
by sejintenej
Wed May 12, 2021 8:08 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Independent expert mediator
Replies: 8
Views: 3283

Re: Independent expert mediator

Not sure if the editors would agree to it but would it be possible to get a notice in the monthly email to that regard including Lia's email account?
by sejintenej
Sun May 09, 2021 4:49 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: General appeal re messaging
Replies: 2
Views: 237

General appeal re messaging

Please, please look at the "Private messages" link at the top right of your screen.

I have a number of outstanding messages going back to March 2000 - answers to queries sent to me -which have not been downloaded be the addressee. I assume that others have the same problem

s.i.n
by sejintenej
Sat May 01, 2021 8:48 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 44
Views: 3532

Re: Brexit

Thank you, Otter, very interesting. I see my son could claim Pakistani citizenship, I don’t think he has any plans to do so! I am just trying to work out the nationality of the (legendary?) man born on a cross channel ferry. Registration of the ship? port of embarkation of mother? Destination? pare...
by sejintenej
Sat Apr 24, 2021 8:13 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Dorm Raids
Replies: 10
Views: 519

Re: Dorm Raids

Just try to imagine Kit Aitken going along with that either as attacker or victim. As the Prep A housemaster Mr Jones demonstrated in about 1952 it would be the cane which won and the pyjama pants which got cut.
by sejintenej
Tue Apr 20, 2021 4:30 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Hello! I'm back! Is there anybody here?
Replies: 44
Views: 12989

Re: Hello! I'm back! Is there anybody here?

One of the things that would be useful on some folk albums is a lyric sheet . I don't know whether folk singers inflect in a particular way but I was listening to Eliza Carthy's Anglicana album the other night and I was struggling to follow the words. [/b] https://lyrics.az/eliza-carthy/anglicana/
by sejintenej
Tue Apr 20, 2021 4:21 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Letter to the Head Master
Replies: 194
Views: 40628

Re: Letter to the Head Master

Posted here some while ago by an OB very closely involved About 342* severe cases from 1949 - 2019 perpetrated by about 28* staff, including some peer on peer, can be fairly confidently accounted for. 89* including teacher on young male/female employee since 2001* and all but about 46* since 1969*....