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Chesterfield Discussion / Re: New Boyes store in Chesterfield
« on: July 28, 2014, 11:31:56 AM »
@ Big Dave - the advert was for a pair of trousers and a pleated skirt, a shirt and a blouse - £4 the lot!

@ Jon - my last tee shirt cost £50...  :o

Pete, you are one of the more fortunate ones to be able to spend that amount on a T shirt, people with children probably couldn't.

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General Discussion / Councils calling for Taxes on Tesco's
« on: July 27, 2014, 10:49:41 AM »
Mods can you doctor the link for me please I don't understand why I am having probs posting links - never have before.

Anyway - Derby City is one of the councils wanting to tax Tesco's and large supermarkets.
Who will pick up the cost on this get rich idea?


https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CCgQFjAC&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.independent.co.uk%2Fnews%2Fbusiness%2Fnews%2Fcouncils-want-tesco-tax-on-big-supermarkets-9630494.html&ei=3crUU_6aO6e50QWeooGIDQ&usg=AFQjCNE0uKBlX34pYN486EieAt5oKl7sZA&sig2=I_yfZ85ZlQzQTd4YbylfnA

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Old Chesterfield / Re: Doe Lea
« on: July 26, 2014, 04:51:50 PM »
Started to watch this when you first posted it Pete but had to switch it off.
I've never been to Doe Lea but enjoyed the footage, lost it near the end for some reason though.
Anyway - it's great that people actually 'care' about where they live.
Some good old footage in there.

Also noticed this on Chesterfield
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQjvgKBmcOI

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Chesterfield Discussion / Re: New Boyes store in Chesterfield
« on: July 26, 2014, 10:28:50 AM »
@ Engine Driver, some of these countries are years behind us when it comes to sending children to work. The UK did it years ago when the children were sent out in the fields or down the pits. I agree it is up to their government to make things 'better' for these people.
We now have our own poverty  problems and any decent parent will want to see their children clothed.

@ Dave, there was a period of time in Chesterfield where buying children s clothes became quite difficult as we saw Littlewoods and Woolworths close down, it left the Co-op and M&S. School clothes were difficult to buy unless it was sports wear of course.
The tesco's and Primark improved this.

If we had an improvement on manufacturers who made clothes in this country we would see clothes much more expensive going on the shelves - many can't afford to pay a lot.

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Chesterfield Discussion / Re: New Boyes store in Chesterfield
« on: July 25, 2014, 05:40:20 PM »
Problem is Pete, it's dog eat dog when times are hard isn't it. So a parent who needs to clothe her children won't be bothered about the working conditions or how much the people get paid for making the clothes.

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General Discussion / Re: Head Shave
« on: July 25, 2014, 11:37:35 AM »
All monies have been spent now items bought were in consultation with the Edmund street staff and most were bought with daughter and staff via ebay.

Posted on my facebook

 Sponsored Head Shave raised over £500.00.
 Items bought for the Edmund Street activity Centre.

MANUAL WHEELCHAIR AND CUSHION, ELECTRONIC BINGO MACHINE WHICH BENEFITS THE DEAF, SWISS CHEESE PARACHUTE, ELECTRIC MUFFIN MAKER, CUP CAKE CASES, TWO PORTABLE FOLDING TABLES, ELECTRIC GRATER BENEFITS THE PHYSICALLY DISABLED, 2 BOXED SETS OF DVD'S ONLY FOOLS AND HORSES AND NORMAN WISDOM ( SOME OF THE MORE SENIOR MEMBERS ENJOY WATCHING THESE). --------- SO FOLKS ----------
 Something for all has been purchased with the money you generously gave.
Thanking you all

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Chesterfield Discussion / Re: New Boyes store in Chesterfield
« on: July 25, 2014, 09:14:13 AM »
I watched an advert on TV last night from one of those places for school kids clothes. The prices were the lowest I've seen - and I wondered why we all ignore the child labour exploitation and the health and safety for the women who make these things.

Just so we can have cheap clothes.

Or maybe some people just can't afford to pay more?

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Fun Stuff / Health Care
« on: July 24, 2014, 05:33:05 PM »

     The British Medical Association has weighed in on the Prime Minister's new health care proposals.

 

     The Allergists voted to scratch it, but the Dermatologists advised not

      to make any rash moves.

 

     The Gastroenterologists had a sort of a gut feeling about it, but the

      Neurologists thought the Administration had a lot of nerve.

 

     The Obstetricians felt they were all labouring under a misconception.

     Ophthalmologists considered the idea short-sighted.

 

     Pathologists yelled, "Over my dead body!" while the Paediatricians

     said, "Oh, grow up!"

 

     The Psychiatrists thought the whole idea was madness, while the

     Radiologists could see right through it.

 

     The Surgeons were fed up with the cuts and decided to wash their hands

     of the whole thing.

 

     The Ear Nose &Throat specialists didn't swallow it, and just wouldn't hear of it.

 

     The Pharmacologists thought it was a bitter pill to swallow, and the Plastic

     Surgeons said, "This puts a whole new face on the matter...."

 

     The Podiatrists thought it was a step forward, but the Urologists were

     pissed off at the whole idea.

 

     The Anaesthetists thought the whole idea was a gas, but the

     Cardiologists didn't have the heart to say no.

 

     In the end, the Proctologists won out, leaving the entire decision up

     to the arseholes in Westminster.


 

 

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Fun Stuff / The Difference Between -----
« on: July 24, 2014, 05:30:21 PM »

No dictionary has been able to adequately explain the difference between
COMPLETE and FINISHED.

However, in a recent linguistic conference held in London , England , and
attended by some of the best linguists in the world, Samsundar Balgobin, a
Guyanese, was the clear winner.

His final challenge was this: "Some say there is no difference between COMPLETE
and FINISHED. Please explain the difference between COMPLETE and FINISHED in a
way that is easy to understand."

Here is his astute answer: "When you marry the right woman, you are COMPLETE.
When you marry the wrong woman, you are FINISHED. And if the right one catches
you with the wrong one, you are COMPLETELY FINISHED!"

His answer was received with a standing ovation lasting over 5 minutes.

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Fun Stuff / DAVE IS IN HOSPITAL
« on: July 24, 2014, 05:28:32 PM »
         


Who the hell is Dave you may ask, well…..?

Dave is the geezer who got home late one night and Marilyn his wife, says "Where the hell have you been?"

Dave replies "I was getting a tattoo!"

"A tattoo??" She frowned. "What kind of tattoo did you get?"

"I got a hundred quid note on my privates" he said proudly.

"What the hell were you thinking"? She said, shaking her head in disgust. "Why on earth would a Chartered Accountant get a hundred quid note tattooed on his privates?"

"Well, one, I like to watch my money grow.

Two, once in a while I like to play with my money.

Three, I like how money feels in my hand.

And, lastly, instead of you going out shopping, you can stay right here at home and blow a hundred quid anytime you want."

Dave is now in The Manchester Royal Infirmary, Critical Care Unit, Room 233.

No visitors until further notice.

 

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Haven't we got enough flipping Motor car companies in that area of Chesterfield already.

What about a large seconds retail clothes shop to give Tesco's and Primark a bit of competition.

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General Discussion / Re: Shabby Chick
« on: July 24, 2014, 04:50:43 PM »
Well I'm only just getting used to the word 'Bling'  :-[
All these new words coming into our modern day language can be foxing at times to me.

I suppose they will be added to the Discretionary one day like the F word  ::)

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General Discussion / Shabby Chick
« on: July 24, 2014, 10:11:21 AM »
Hubby was reading an article in the paper regarding shops and and asked me what Shabby Chick meant.
I had no idea!
However my elderly aunt from Cambridgeshire is staying with us at the moment and she could tell us  :-[
At 86 she's more with it than we are  :-?

Has anyone else heard of this name?
Do YOU know what type of shop it refers to?

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Signed it -

Does anyone else think that maybe years ago child abuse wasn't frowned on as much as it  ( quite rightly) is today.
That maybe the powers that were thought a slap on the wrist and turning a blind eye was enough?

We have had the Jimmy Saville and the can of worms that opened and now this?

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Politics / Re: Politicians - why do we bother?
« on: July 23, 2014, 07:39:22 PM »
Typical! Only interested in themselves and what they can get.
It's very often the same when a 'real life' situation needs looking at, hardly any of them turn up.
It's obviously not considered important enough for them to bother with.
 
Try living with an autistic child 24x7.
 Depending where they are on the scale they can be hard work and quite complex to understand at times.
I speak from experience from the lower to top end of the scale.

The politicians should be ashamed.  >:( -
It's time they took more notice of what is going on in the UK and kept their noses out of other countries business

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