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Big end or small end? - Page 2 - Carers UK Forum

Big end or small end?

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More proof Jenny, I'm married to a big end peeler. Horrid sight!
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Scally wrote:Apart from Mother Theresa, who has had me sussed since the year dot; :roll: most of you miss the point, which is that message boards like this thrive on controversy, and die when they are over-moderated by those of delicate sensibilities.
Sure, we will always lose a few people brought up drinking from fine bone china so much that they cannot handle even the slightest twitch of a Maggie Smith eyebrow, but for every one who leaves in a huff, another two join because they can see that all opinions are welcome.

PS: Elaine: I don't peel: I regard addressing the egg as a way of letting off steam, and hack it cleanly with the sharpest blade I can find ... to me that is a form of therapy, and a damned sight more therapeutic than Indian head massage, lol

PSS: The only point of having boundaries is so that they can be tested.
Actually Scally I think it's very arrogant of you to say most of us missed the point. I didn't miss the point at all and I don't think most others did. Your opinion is that message boards "thrive on controversy" but it's not YOUR message board and you don't make the rules.

Did you think you were being controversial to call other people on here "dim" or "stupid" because they voted differently to you in the referendum? Did you think it would liven up discussion? It did neither, it just resulted in the thread being closed and all future discussion stopped. The thread was going along OK until you got the sulks because your side didn't win!!

Not a very smart thing to do when we had already been given warning was it? :roll:

I'm sure there are other forums where you can continue to rant at people who don't vote the same way as you and probably allow you to add a few swear words or personal attacks but this board doesn't offer that option.

I look forward to what the moderators promised which is updates on how being out of the EU will or will not affect carers.
Penny wrote: Did you think you were being controversial to call other people on here "dim" or "stupid" because they voted differently to you in the referendum? Did you think it would liven up discussion? It did neither, it just resulted in the thread being closed and all future discussion stopped. The thread was going along OK until you got the sulks because your side didn't win!!
I look forward to what the moderators promised which is updates on how being out of the EU will or will not affect carers.
Basically, by voting to leave the EU, the people who voted to leave have just created a huge headache: the UK economy stands to lose £70 Billion, unemployment will soar, and Scotland is even more pissed off than usual because we voted to stay - we may well decide to leave the rest of you anyway and go our own way. Hope you are proud of that: personally I would happily throttle the Brexiteers, because they are so incredibly dim that they 'know not what they do'. They were nearly all very old, mostly English, and most of them will not live long enough to see the folly of their actions. Young people voted for the EU: they have a future, old crusties don't.

My view is that we should ignore the crumblies and stay in the European Union anyway: the Brexiteers won by lying, and they didn't get a proper majority anyhow, only about 37%, which is pretty marginal. And it is only advisory.

I'll tell you how getting out of the EU will affect Carers: we are about to witness our economy being torched, and as the lowest of the low, expect to get hit, very hard, in the pocket.

Anyway, I have an Honours Degree, and two years postgraduate studies at Manchester Business School, so that obviously disqualifies me from participating in the vox-pop, or considering the implications for carers. What exactly are your academic qualifications, Penny?
Scally wrote:
Basically, by voting to leave the EU... the UK economy stands to lose £70 Billion, unemployment will soar... personally I would happily throttle the Brexiteers, because they are so incredibly dim that they 'know not what they do'. They were nearly all very old, mostly English, and most of them will not live long enough to see the folly of their actions... old crusties don't.

My view is that we should ignore the crumblies and stay in the European Union anyway: the Brexiteers won by lying... we are about to witness our economy being torched, and as the lowest of the low, expect to get hit, very hard, in the pocket.
I love a good game of ScallyBingo...

Referring to Brexit voters as "dim" - tick!
Scaremongering re Brexit - tick!
Aggressive stance towards Brexiteers - tick!
Accusations of Brexiteers lying - tick!
Assumption all Brexit voters are too old to know better - tick!

The way this is going, I'll have a full house soon! :lol:

(Sits comfortably on sofa, wondering why some people don't realise that controversial conversation needn't cross the line into rudeness.)
You can sit on your sofa: but please do realise that the people who have the brains to try to solve this problem are almost all - without exception - people who voted to stay in the EU, and for very good reasons. Should we be so stupid as to exit the EU, I'm strongly inclined to pass on the financial implications of this problem onto the people who voted for it: the poorly educated, the English, and the old: I would slash their pensions and benefits and let them roast in hell: they asked for it: let them get it. :mrgreen:
By the way, I'm terribly sorry, but we have just passed a £100 per annum domestic sofa tax, penalty for non payment is you lose your home. Life: it is tough, isn't it?
Scally wrote:I'm strongly inclined to pass on the financial implications of this problem onto the people who voted for it... the old: I would slash their pensions and benefits and let them roast in hell: they asked for it: let them get it.
In my experience, most old people enjoy being roasted. Many times when visiting my parents on a summer day I'd find they had all the windows closed, the central heating up high and the fire on! Hell might be relatively cool by comparison.

Not sure I'm happy about the sofa tax. You'll be taxing my other home comforts next... chocolate, cake... oh hang on, those things are already taxed to the hilt, with 20% VAT on nearly everything we buy. It's OK for those living north of the border though, because when Scotland leaves the union, they'll be able to set their own taxes to suit them. I wonder if they'll slap a high tax on deep fried Mars bars, to dissuade unhealthy eating habits? (Just throwing in a bit of a Scottish stereotyping there, to counterbalance the English stereotyping that's been going on.)

Back to playing Scally Bingo, I just spotted another...

Anti English sentiment - tick! :lol: HOUSE!!!
Anti English sentiment - tick! :lol: HOUSE!!!
Sorry, I forgot the Welsh; They can join you in your delusional Morris Dancing Brexit Hell. The Northern Irish deserve nothing but respect: they seem to have got the point.
Oh, that's all right then, as long as you're being equally racist towards the English and the Welsh! :lol: :lol: :lol:

I love a bit of roast lamb... I also like lavender. But I'm not keen on Morris dancing. Oh dear, I don't seem to fit the English stereotype - maybe I'm not really English after all? I wonder if I should think about moving to Wales before Brexit takes place and they put barbed wire and armed guards along all the borders? (Not that I see things panning out that way, but I'm doing my best to understand the Post Brexit Apocalypse mindset.)
Scally, I think you're being a bit unfair calling the Brexiters dim. I think it is more that large parts of English (and Welsh) society have suffered a lot from the problems of the economy over the past decades, they saw the referendum as a chance to get revenge on the government, and they directed their anger at the wrong target, led by a strong Leave campaign and not helped by a Remain campaign that missed some of the issues. That makes them misguided but not necessarily dim.

Also, as one of the 40% of over 60s and of the English who voted to remain (OK, I'm in London), I'm not impressed by your use of statistics to suggest the old English are uneducated and should burn in hell. It seems a bit one-sided to me. There is also a bit of a discrepancy in your use of statistics - I hope you can select the correct 37% of the electorate who deserve roasting before you start.

Mind you, I'm not sure how to assess to suggestion indirectly made by Penny that a downturn in the economy won't affect carers.

I don't believe, btw, that the thread was closed simply because you used the word 'dim', but because there was so much flak coming from the other side too.

(B.A., Ph.D., Solicitor)
Scally wrote:
Penny wrote: Did you think you were being controversial to call other people on here "dim" or "stupid" because they voted differently to you in the referendum? Did you think it would liven up discussion? It did neither, it just resulted in the thread being closed and all future discussion stopped. The thread was going along OK until you got the sulks because your side didn't win!!
I look forward to what the moderators promised which is updates on how being out of the EU will or will not affect carers.
Basically, by voting to leave the EU, the people who voted to leave have just created a huge headache: the UK economy stands to lose £70 Billion, unemployment will soar, and Scotland is even more pissed off than usual because we voted to stay - we may well decide to leave the rest of you anyway and go our own way. Hope you are proud of that: personally I would happily throttle the Brexiteers, because they are so incredibly dim that they 'know not what they do'. They were nearly all very old, mostly English, and most of them will not live long enough to see the folly of their actions. Young people voted for the EU: they have a future, old crusties don't.

My view is that we should ignore the crumblies and stay in the European Union anyway: the Brexiteers won by lying, and they didn't get a proper majority anyhow, only about 37%, which is pretty marginal. And it is only advisory.

I'll tell you how getting out of the EU will affect Carers: we are about to witness our economy being torched, and as the lowest of the low, expect to get hit, very hard, in the pocket.

Anyway, I have an Honours Degree, and two years postgraduate studies at Manchester Business School, so that obviously disqualifies me from participating in the vox-pop, or considering the implications for carers. What exactly are your academic qualifications, Penny?
MISS MISS ,Scally is being naughty Again. :evil: