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by sejintenej
Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Hammer blows to CH finances
Replies: 36
Views: 1271

Re: Hammer blows to CH finances

I am just a little surprised that threat outlined in this thread - which could significantly undermine CH's ability to fulfil its mission - surely a concern to us all? - hasn't attracted any posts beyond comments on the pension system in general or people's own pensions. I suspect that everyone is ...
by sejintenej
Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Corporal Punishment by CH Teaching staff
Replies: 92
Views: 10510

Re: Corporal Punishment by CH Teaching staff

? Capital punishment California style is death by boredom? I have often wondered whether it is a worse punishment to be in prison fo the rest of your natural life, or a "quick" exit by way of execution. The waiting for the inevitable, in either circumstance, must be "hell". I wonder if it is too di...
by sejintenej
Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:46 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Corporal Punishment by CH Teaching staff
Replies: 92
Views: 10510

Re: Corporal Punishment by CH Teaching staff

But we won't go into the why's and wherefores of capital punishment at this stage. Interesting article on (not) capital punishment yesterday attributed to Sky News. California has 742 offenders on death row and hasn't killed any since 2006. Since 1978: 78 inmates died of natural causes, 25 killed t...
by sejintenej
Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:37 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Hammer blows to CH finances
Replies: 36
Views: 1271

Re: Hammer blows to CH finances

Or to put it another way, "Please die as soon as possible after stopping work. You are a drain on this country !" I am SO very pleased I took early full retirement for health reasons on Union advice after winning an employment tribunal. To echo the Honourable Member's love of a great conspiracy the...
by sejintenej
Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Seen in passing
Replies: 18
Views: 560

Re: Seen in passing

Well spotted at 1.02. Interesting slight differences: the buttons do not go equally spaced right up to the collar The cuff buttons are more widely spaced There is some white thing hanging from the button below the bands. Given that this was in Hull and several schools had similar uniforms I wonder i...
by sejintenej
Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: New deputy head
Replies: 10
Views: 544

Re: New deputy head

There were certainly a few Catholics, who weren't recusants, a few boys of Jewish origin (I can't recall any outward expressions of faith on their part, but I do remember a tiny bit of casual anti-semitism. Ashton, deputy head of Col A left about 1961 was Jewish. No undercurrents there except in 19...
by sejintenej
Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: New deputy head
Replies: 10
Views: 544

Re: New deputy head

Interesting that they specify that the denomination of the school is "Church of England". They used to accept Jews and Roman Catholics that I know of - there didn't seem to be any discrimination save based on the pupil's social need. Given that they are recruiting in China and Germany how can they m...
by sejintenej
Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: A letter from the CHOBA board
Replies: 40
Views: 2294

Re: A letter from the CHOBA board

[/quote] sejintenej write: "According to the letter someone only gets suspended when charged and and is then expelled if found guilty. They don't write it but if charged and found not guilty then their suspension should be withdrawn. I don't see (and don't think) that you disagree with that. That is...
by sejintenej
Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: A letter from the CHOBA board
Replies: 40
Views: 2294

Re: A letter from the CHOBA board

Roger Martin I guess, as he’s been charged. According to the letter someone only gets suspended when charged and and is then expelled if found guilty. They don't write it but if charged and found not guilty then their suspension should be withdrawn. That is the theory but there have been any number...
by sejintenej
Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: All this is incredibly sad
Replies: 159
Views: 6770

Re: All this is incredibly sad

Her speech struck me as too pat; even in such a situation can you remember in such vivid detail the house that you went to and who was there and the events leading up to your visit 30 years ago? She said that she had been sunbathing and diving at the country club; I don't know if she wa a competiti...
by sejintenej
Sun Sep 30, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: All this is incredibly sad
Replies: 159
Views: 6770

Re: All this is incredibly sad

Don't get me wrong. I think she's probably telling the truth. But two things worry me: (1) the timing; and (2) the notion that an adolescent escapade (however unpleasant) should harm someone's career. Her speech struck me as too pat; even in such a situation can you remember in such vivid detail th...
by sejintenej
Thu Sep 27, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Corporal Punishment by CH Teaching staff
Replies: 92
Views: 10510

Re: Corporal Punishment by CH Teaching staff

Sejintenej wrote: "... Some classrooms are described as a madhouse because teachers have no authority to enforce discipline and in some (rare) cases parents get violent with the teachers. I blame it also on parents who often do not impose discipline at home. " Is that a general observation or is it...
by sejintenej
Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: All this is incredibly sad
Replies: 159
Views: 6770

Re: All this is incredibly sad

graham writes : "The way you phrased your comment is interesting. Every now and then a man and a woman, strangers, would find themselves in such a compartment and the woman would allege that the male passenger had molested her in some way." You are misinterpreting what I wrote. I was merely describ...
by sejintenej
Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Corporal Punishment by CH Teaching staff
Replies: 92
Views: 10510

Re: Corporal Punishment by CH Teaching staff

. No corporal punishment now but has hooliganism and bad behaviour got any worse as a result since we were there? . As you rightly point out, we certainly know about some of the abusive behaviour of the teachers. In answer to your question I reckon the answer is yes. Not necessarily in terms of num...
by sejintenej
Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: All this is incredibly sad
Replies: 159
Views: 6770

Re: All this is incredibly sad

Yes, juries are affected by the popular prejudices and beliefs of the time, but this is outweighed by the benefits. In any case the attitudes to sexual assault are becoming better gradually. From my limited exposure Judges and Magistrates are actively trrying to ensure that both sides have a level ...