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by sejintenej
Mon Aug 24, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Pocket money, Nausea and more
Replies: 21
Views: 1206

Re: Pocket money, Nausea and more

I don't recall swab duties ever being paid -- and certainly not at a rate that high, that would certainly have been unaffordable. In my day it was simply an expectation that new first year boys in the upper school would be assigned swab duties for one or other house monitor. . Maybe monetary paymen...
by sejintenej
Fri Aug 21, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Pocket money, Nausea and more
Replies: 21
Views: 1206

Re: Pocket money, Nausea and more

I also remember the 30/- which was a killer. In my latter years at CH I was entrusted with money - £25 for the entire year. Of that £20 odd went on train fares home and back to school, it also covered all my shoes and clothes, Christmas and other presents, £4 10/- compulsory pocket money and I seem ...
by sejintenej
Fri Aug 21, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What Doesn't Happen At CH These Days?
Replies: 86
Views: 13690

Re: What Doesn't Happen At CH These Days?

My recollection was 6:55, which seemed very early then but (like you) now seems obscenely late. AFAIR the march in to breakfast started at 7.10. That was after washing, dressing, folding sheets and blankets, arching mattresses. I now get up before 6am Interesting! My experience of people of my age ...
by sejintenej
Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Black Lives Matter
Replies: 101
Views: 4856

Re: Black Lives Matter

But does Firefox have to export it around the world? Firefox uses a set of algorithms that track browser history and suggest news articles that might be of interest to the user. It probably thought you would be interested in this story given the amount of time you’ve spent on this thread, as well a...
by sejintenej
Tue Aug 18, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Black Lives Matter
Replies: 101
Views: 4856

Re: Black Lives Matter

graham wrote: Mon Aug 17, 2020 5:20 pm
sejintenej wrote: Mon Aug 17, 2020 4:49 pm CARE; HIGHLY OFFENSIVE
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Sadly, hate speech is protected by the first amendment here in the US. The fact that this crap is spewed in a “church” only strengthens its protection.
But does Firefox have to export it around the world?
by sejintenej
Mon Aug 17, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Black Lives Matter
Replies: 101
Views: 4856

Re: Black Lives Matter

CARE; HIGHLY OFFENSIVE I have just had foisted upon me the most offensive racist spiel which happens to come from the USA; it is not something I can avoid. If you open for example Windows Explorer you get a screen with Microsoft News. OK, I find it hard to read because it is so bitty. I happen to pr...
by sejintenej
Sat Aug 15, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Black Lives Matter
Replies: 101
Views: 4856

Re: Black Lives Matter

Irish travellers and Romany Gypsies are two very different and distinct groups. The former have somehow managed to persuade the authorities that they are a distinct ethnic group but, in reality, they are just normal Irish folk, ie wholly white and entirely European. It is their lifestyle not their ...
by sejintenej
Sat Aug 15, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: English Exceptionalism
Replies: 12
Views: 739

Re: English Exceptionalism

Some nations may dislike or deride other nations, but do they dislike or deride all of them? The Scots may well have disliked the English since the Scots (or the celtic half of them) may well have felt themselves a colonised tribe, as indeed did the Irish for many years.? Was our lofty humour a mea...
by sejintenej
Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Black Lives Matter
Replies: 101
Views: 4856

Re: Black Lives Matter

Pe.A wrote: Mon Aug 10, 2020 6:56 am
If what you're asserting is correct, do other minority groups also suffer from this in some proportion...?
Tinkers, Travellers and gypsies.
by sejintenej
Sat Aug 08, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: English Exceptionalism
Replies: 12
Views: 739

Re: English Exceptionalism

Worse than that, ask the French about the Germans, British or Italians, or, indeed, anyone not French; You just must separate the Parisians from the French outside the ile de France. Where I lived the Parisians were like the Japanese to the Chinese. The Dutch were disliked purely because when they ...
by sejintenej
Sat Aug 08, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: English Exceptionalism
Replies: 12
Views: 739

Re: English Exceptionalism

It must be the gutter press you read. Nothing like that when I was brought up. Yes, we did curse Londoners for blocking up narrow lanes when they were on holiday. French fishermen came into port whenever there was a storm in the Channel and, apart from language were OK.. Boss, descendant of a famous...
by sejintenej
Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Black Lives Matter
Replies: 101
Views: 4856

Re: Black Lives Matter

Exactly. Although 'caste' is such an ugly word. I cannot think of another word which denotes a grouping of members of the KKk or Church of ..... or Friends of ..... Hospital or the Republican (Democratic) Party or Freemasons or Society of St John of Jerusalem or ..... . At least we are moving away ...
by sejintenej
Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Black Lives Matter
Replies: 101
Views: 4856

Re: Black Lives Matter

. Research has shown that biases can still creep in here though. For example, people with "Black sounding" names tend to get fewer call backs when submitting the same CV but with a white sounding name. T here's an idea that implicit bias is a big factor here - not conscious discrimination but some ...
by sejintenej
Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Black Lives Matter
Replies: 101
Views: 4856

Re: Black Lives Matter

No one is calling for a ban on the employment of whites. Affirmative action, properly implemented, does not prohibit the employment of any majority group. Rather, it provides a justification for the consideration of race / gender / etc... as an additional factor when assembling a shortlist from qua...
by sejintenej
Sat Aug 01, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Black Lives Matter
Replies: 101
Views: 4856

Re: Black Lives Matter

I don't know why you had to resort to pm when you started on on the open forum. Your message did not convince me of any reason for employing men rather than women - other than intrinsic dangers to white women. I trust that when you mention subordinates you are thinking of both men and women. [/quot...