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by sejintenej
Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: How will CH cope with Brexit?
Replies: 55
Views: 1871

Re: How will CH cope with Brexit?

I said "for as long as anyone can remember" but I do seem now to remember that Simon Jenkins quantified this as being from 1973. So in other words, to make a comparison from the period when we joined the EU. Here in Gravesend there are many eastern Europeans but also what some people here call the ...
by sejintenej
Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: How will CH cope with Brexit?
Replies: 55
Views: 1871

Re: How will CH cope with Brexit?

On the subject of immigration, I've now heard the same thing from two sources: one was Simon Jenkins, one of the senior leader writers in the Guardian, and the other someone like Barnier or Juncker in the EU, that for as long as anyone can remember we've taken in more immigrants from outside the EU...
by sejintenej
Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 484
Views: 44609

Re: Politics

I replied that part of the so-called tip top education was the ability of the public schools to use the old school tie network to bounce modest talents into desirable and well-paid jobs. Might work for Eton but not CH. Outside OB day I have only met one Old Blue since I left CH (when we were waitin...
by sejintenej
Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: From the sublime to the ridiculous
Replies: 175
Views: 25565

Mathematics: Brilliant!!

This comes from 2 math teachers with a combined total of 70 years’ experience. It has an indisputable mathematical logic. . This is a strictly mathematical viewpoint ... and it goes like this: What Makes 100%? What does it mean to give MORE than 100%? Ever wonder about those people who say they are ...
by sejintenej
Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Roger Martin - trial
Replies: 21
Views: 1793

Re: Roger Martin - trial

If health be the problem methinks our ancestors had the right idea. As was normal it was Oliver Cromwell's corpse which was unearthed and placed in the dock for his trial. Not too sure how they would hve carried out the second part of hung, drawn and quartered.
by sejintenej
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Gaia Week at Christ's Hospital
Replies: 20
Views: 855

Re: Gaia Week at Christ's Hospital

Definitely interesting though I can go along with the doggy bit.
Sent it to a "very different" ex RC priest for his opinion.
by sejintenej
Sat Mar 09, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Gaia Week at Christ's Hospital
Replies: 20
Views: 855

Re: Gaia Week at Christ's Hospital

My first instinctive reaction to the creation of this thread was "Oh, NO!" Not because it relates to Earth's own health but to the early movement using the name. I didn't and do not now know from outside reading the name of Rupert Sheldrake but I was concerned that there appeared to be just one spea...
by sejintenej
Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Who Knew What?
Replies: 217
Views: 16705

Re: Who Knew What?

But yes, in the vein of Scrub’s post, I had once had enough and knocked on my housemaster’s door with a bl**dy nose after another boy had walked into the room, jumped on top of me on the sofa and started punching me repeatedly in the head. I was given a disciplinary detention for pushing him off me...
by sejintenej
Mon Mar 04, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: How will CH cope with Brexit?
Replies: 55
Views: 1871

Re: How will CH cope with Brexit?

Ok but I'm now a bit confused. What you're saying is that large or 'substantial' parts of the UK are national parks (and therefore largely uninhabitable). Surely this reduces the amount of space available for people to live in even further? Comparisons to France aside and adjusting for "percentage ...
by sejintenej
Mon Mar 04, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: How will CH cope with Brexit?
Replies: 55
Views: 1871

Re: How will CH cope with Brexit?

I agree Marty, population shouldn’t be the only factor. I should/could have expanded on this but my main point was that the UK is very stingy and reticent with regard to accepting people in need, compared to most of our neighbours. The government’s proud “hostile atmosphere” and all that. My mother...
by sejintenej
Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: How will CH cope with Brexit?
Replies: 55
Views: 1871

Re: How will CH cope with Brexit?

I don't disagree with the rest of your post Otter but why should the number of refugees we take in be linked to the existing population size? That doesn't account for the amount of space we have (which compared to most European countries is far less). The UK is the 7th most densely populated countr...
by sejintenej
Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: How will CH cope with Brexit?
Replies: 55
Views: 1871

Re: How will CH cope with Brexit?

The UK is independent. Are you seriously suggesting that France, Germany etc. are not independent countries? If so, there's no point debating with you as it is as worthwhile as arguing with a flat-earther. Talking of "not having an argument to make", I'm yet to hear a single good argument in favour...
by sejintenej
Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: How will CH cope with Brexit?
Replies: 55
Views: 1871

Re: How will CH cope with Brexit?

The UK is independent. Are you seriously suggesting that France, Germany etc. are not independent countries? If so, there's no point debating with you as it is as worthwhile as arguing with a flat-earther. Talking of "not having an argument to make", I'm yet to hear a single good argument in favour...
by sejintenej
Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Who Knew What?
Replies: 217
Views: 16705

Re: Who Knew What?

Bullying and self-harm were rife in the 90s, my boarding house was full of girls who carved words into their arms using a compass. Squit bashing was common, putting a dustbin over a second former’s head and hitting it with hockey sticks or making them sit under a running shower in their pyjamas was...
by sejintenej
Mon Feb 25, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: One for Freaky and Co...
Replies: 26
Views: 676

Re: One for Freaky and Co...

But what hasn't really been mentioned (at least not publicly) is what USE she could be. She has after all spent 4 years living slap bang in the middle of an organisation bent on destroying the west. She is therefore a potential treasure trove of intelligence Given their love of beheading women can ...