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Re: General Chit Chat

Post by Lost Leopard Spot » Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:37 pm

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Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:59 pm
I got my wife back home with her new titanium hip after two days in the hospital. It was a pretty amazing process. It took a while to see a rheumatologist in order to get a referral to an orthopedic surgeon. Once we saw the latter things speeded up and the system worked quite impressively. Now they send nurses and physical therapists to the house. It's all working out a lot better than I expected given what is generally said about our Medicare system.
You're just being controversial... :wink:
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Post by TANGODANCER » Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:23 pm

We live and learn ( to be wary of having a haircut in Farnworth) This from source:

James Billington had a life long fascination with hanging and had unsuccessfully applied for Marwood's post but managed to secure the Yorkshire hangman's position. Like Henry Pierrepoint he was to found a dynasty of hangmen. James ran a barber shop in Farnworth when not engaged in executions. He executed 141 men and five women in England and Wales, at least one man in Ireland and three men in Scotland.

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Post by TANGODANCER » Sat Jan 27, 2018 1:21 pm

Men and women. Been around and co-existed a long time as they were ( are the ever-present small percentage of non-conformist in any era any sort of indication of the general staus quo?), so why is all this current, what I as an old dinasaur call total bullshxt, that's existing amongst the outraged twitter-twxtters and faceache bookers, suddenly such an issue? There have probably been people disrespectful to me since I learned to tie my shoes laces, so, big deal? There will always be men and women. "Most" folk accept them as equals and treat accordingly. It started that way, it'll finish thus. What's going on?
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Re: General Chit Chat

Post by Prufrock » Sat Jan 27, 2018 6:29 pm

:lol:
Basically, if you can't make your meaning plain with all the richness of the English language and you have to resort to cartoon faces made with punctuation marks then you're a dick.

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Re: General Chit Chat

Post by Lost Leopard Spot » Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:46 pm

Michael Portillo on Great Railway Journeys tonight talking to Christopher Lyons, librarian of McGill University at Montreal. Somewhat disappointed it wasn't Monty himself...
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Re: General Chit Chat

Post by Montreal Wanderer » Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:26 pm

Lost Leopard Spot wrote:
Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:46 pm
Michael Portillo on Great Railway Journeys tonight talking to Christopher Lyons, librarian of McGill University at Montreal. Somewhat disappointed it wasn't Monty himself...
Chris is still active and in charge of our rare books (formerly history of medicine librarian). I am emeritus, a fancy word for passé. The greatest railway journey I ever took was in August 1961 from Moscow to the Hook of Holland. Unfortunately they decided to build the Berlin Wall with us of the wrong side and stuck us in a siding while they worked matters out. I was therefore one of the first to get through the Wall from East to West when they let us go.
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Post by Harry Genshaw » Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:04 am

^ that's a great claim to fame Monty. You were just one unfriendly guard away from being Siberian Wanderer!
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Post by Montreal Wanderer » Wed Jan 31, 2018 1:31 pm

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^ that's a great claim to fame Monty. You were just one unfriendly guard away from being Siberian Wanderer!
:D It was a school trip and we could have been in worse trouble. Because of a phony exchange rate we could sell our clothes for ten times their value on the black market. Therefore we did not cash any of our travelers cheques but lived on the proceeds of our illegal sales. It also meant our suitcases were full of vodka and Russian knick knacks, but very few clothes, when we came back. We were quite nervous at exit control at Brest-Litovsk, but were set free. After that we were left alone in our railway carriage for three days. When the guards found we had sneaked into the unused first class compartment to sleep on the seats and luggage racks, they kicked us out and locked it. Some classless society I thought. After three days we walked through the "wall" at the Berlin railway station - at this point it consisted of cunningly arranged sandbags piled high. I imagine later they tore up the tracks and built something more substantial.
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Re: General Chit Chat

Post by Montreal Wanderer » Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:03 pm

Lost Leopard Spot wrote:
Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:46 pm
Michael Portillo on Great Railway Journeys tonight talking to Christopher Lyons, librarian of McGill University at Montreal. Somewhat disappointed it wasn't Monty himself...
If you want to see me appear a few times in a documentary, Spotty, you can see me in "The Boy Who was Bullied" as former Law Librarian. My field was the international law of human rights and I am literary executor of the main protagonist of the film. He wrote the first dradt of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Alas, the film is long so may not hold the attention. The film is at http://www.cbc.ca/player/play/2417433288 .
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Re: General Chit Chat

Post by Lost Leopard Spot » Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:20 pm

Montreal Wanderer wrote:
Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:03 pm
Lost Leopard Spot wrote:
Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:46 pm
Michael Portillo on Great Railway Journeys tonight talking to Christopher Lyons, librarian of McGill University at Montreal. Somewhat disappointed it wasn't Monty himself...
If you want to see me appear a few times in a documentary, Spotty, you can see me in "The Boy Who was Bullied" as former Law Librarian. My field was the international law of human rights and I am literary executor of the main protagonist of the film. He wrote the first dradt of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Alas, the film is long so may not hold the attention. The film is at http://www.cbc.ca/player/play/2417433288 .
I shall explore that at the weekend. Cheers.
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Re: General Chit Chat

Post by Dujon » Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:00 am

Right, it seems that I am now back. Yes, I have mentioned it elsewhere but make no apology for that.

I would like to thank Monty and Tango (or Tango and Monty) for their assistance in helping me to communicate with our Honourable Administrator, DJBlu. Yes, I am aware that I am repeating myself, but I really appreciate the time that T & M have taken in helping to get the site working properly.

I shall now try to create a new web persona in order to check the workings of the site for new members.

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Re: General Chit Chat

Post by Lost Leopard Spot » Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:20 am

Dujon wrote:
Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:00 am
Right, it seems that I am now back. Yes, I have mentioned it elsewhere but make no apology for that.

I would like to thank Monty and Tango (or Tango and Monty) for their assistance in helping me to communicate with our Honourable Administrator, DJBlu. Yes, I am aware that I am repeating myself, but I really appreciate the time that T & M have taken in helping to get the site working properly.

I shall now try to create a new web persona in order to check the workings of the site for new members.
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Re: General Chit Chat

Post by Montreal Wanderer » Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:08 pm

Dujon wrote:
Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:00 am
Right, it seems that I am now back. Yes, I have mentioned it elsewhere but make no apology for that.

I would like to thank Monty and Tango (or Tango and Monty) for their assistance in helping me to communicate with our Honourable Administrator, DJBlu. Yes, I am aware that I am repeating myself, but I really appreciate the time that T & M have taken in helping to get the site working properly.

I shall now try to create a new web persona in order to check the workings of the site for new members.
Welcome back, Dujon - it's been a long and bumpy road but you are home at last. :oyea:
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Re: General Chit Chat

Post by Dujon » Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:04 am

Aye, Monty, it has been a long and winding road and I'm ever so pleased to be back.

Similar thanks to you, Spotty. I missed your contributions during your short absence.

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Post by Hoboh » Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:44 am

Dujon wrote:
Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:04 am
Aye, Monty, it has been a long and winding road and I'm ever so pleased to be back.

Similar thanks to you, Spotty. I missed your contributions during your short absence.
Welcome back mate was beginning to think one of those bloody crocs had you for breakfast lol

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Post by Dujon » Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:54 pm

Holy smoke, Hoboh, I thought you hated every other member on this site. Still, ta anyway.

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