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by rockfreak
Mon May 21, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 364
Views: 26442

Re: Politics

The countries that got into trouble in and after 2007 (Northern Rock first, in the UK, October 2007, if I remember rightly - Northern Rock had been a stable building society before the Tories under John Major started encouraging demutualisation) and then the US, Iceland, Spain and Ireland. All these...
by rockfreak
Sun May 20, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 364
Views: 26442

Re: Politics

The reason young people are buying loads of consumer stuff is that they get it on tick. This wouldn't have been allowed when we were younger. You were only allowed two and a half times your annual salary for a mortgage and you had to have an argument with your bank manager just to get a modest overd...
by rockfreak
Sat May 19, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 364
Views: 26442

Re: Politics

Freaky gets a letter in today's weekend FT. Replying to last week's advice by one of their (rather young) financial advisers urging people to punt on the stock exchange (and any other exchanges they could think of) in order to build a nest egg, I reminded her that the last time this happened was in ...
by rockfreak
Sat May 19, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Hello! I'm back! Is there anybody here?
Replies: 19
Views: 252

Re: Hello! I'm back! Is there anybody here?

Well come on woman. You said the site was rather quiet but you have gone into remission (as cancer patients say). Speak up. Say your piece. What did you think of the royal wedding for instance? Is Spoony to your liking? What is the future for the English boarding school? I think we should be told.
by rockfreak
Sat May 19, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 364
Views: 26442

Re: Politics

Managed to avoid the royal wedding ceremony completely by going to the garden centre which, as I suspected, was almost empty. Came back carrying carload of summer colour and switched on telly to find pundits and public still engaged in monumental grovelling, infantile, ass-licking, brain-numbing non...
by rockfreak
Wed May 16, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 364
Views: 26442

Re: Politics

OK guys, let's kick off this site again after a long lay-off. We're that much nearer now to the disaster called Brexit that is going to engulf us when we jump off the cliff in just under a year's time. What will be the ramifications for CH? What will be left of our economy as all those foreign multi...
by rockfreak
Thu May 10, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Ajaz Karim found guilty
Replies: 68
Views: 1859

Re: Ajaz Karim found guilty

At least he isn't wearing it the wrong way round.
by rockfreak
Tue May 08, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Ajaz Karim found guilty
Replies: 68
Views: 1859

Re: Ajaz Karim found guilty

Very amusing but not quite up to the classic standard of Keats, Byron and Coleridge et al , I fancy. :roll: Given the poetic postings on Brexit by my contemporary Brian Allgar, is it possible that we are inspired by our old house name? In Coleridge B did NT Fryer a stately poetry dome decree, Where...
by rockfreak
Mon May 07, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Ajaz Karim found guilty
Replies: 68
Views: 1859

Re: Ajaz Karim found guilty

I remember going along to a House Baths session when I was 14 and being struck down by a nasty bout of cramp in one of my legs while I was swimming, so I hauled myself out onto the side of the pool. The master who was supervising the session saw that I had cramp, so he hunkered down at the poolside...
by rockfreak
Mon May 07, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Hello! I'm back! Is there anybody here?
Replies: 19
Views: 252

Re: Hello! I'm back! Is there anybody here?

I wouldn't exactly call the site quiet. Serial gropers are being banged up and their historic antics given an airing. Spoony is back and launching Barnes Wallis bouncing bombs, as someone put it. And Doctors Scuffil and Batterbee are frequently engaged in pedagogic pugilism. Something for everyone I...
by rockfreak
Sun May 06, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Hello! I'm back! Is there anybody here?
Replies: 19
Views: 252

Re: Hello! I'm back! Is there anybody here?

Being female only has anything to do with it in as much as they've all decamped off this site. Apart from Katharine. Even Angela Woodford is heard from no more. Engaged in conjugal bliss with the Stoic boyfriend perhaps. There is actually a thread called "Where have all the ladies gone?" Is it that ...
by rockfreak
Sun May 06, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Hello! I'm back! Is there anybody here?
Replies: 19
Views: 252

Re: Hello! I'm back! Is there anybody here?

Welcome back. Too few girls on site these days. Only Katharine still in there pitching away. They've all decamped into a distaff huddle on their Facebook page.
by rockfreak
Sat May 05, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Reading to the dormitory
Replies: 74
Views: 4597

Re: Reading to the dormitory

Belatedly, I would agree with Keibat's point about the quite disgraceful and xenophobic tone of the popular press in this country. The one-time doyen of tabloid publishing Lord Beaverbrook famously said that the purpose of newspapers was not to print news but to make propaganda. And I suppose, rathe...
by rockfreak
Fri May 04, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Coleridge: the bones
Replies: 4
Views: 223

Re: Coleridge: the bones

Talking of Coleridge, there's been an absence of Post War Blue on these threads in weeks past. He was my connection with an earlier era in Col B. Has he been mortally offended by my nautical limerick about him? Or (and one always worries about this sort of thing at my age) has he progressed to the g...
by rockfreak
Tue May 01, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Ajaz Karim found guilty
Replies: 68
Views: 1859

Re: Ajaz Karim found guilty

There's a long tradition of "joining" the guilty together in this country. In the old days if there were a lot of prisoners taken to Tyburn to be hanged they would often be roped together in the tumbril on their dismal journey and then strung up in a line on the scaffold. I guess this is a modern da...