I didn't realise there was a Dulux colour chart of racism.While you can't have avoided hearing that she's mixed-race (I don't even know whether that's the correct nomenclature any more, and even if it isn't, it's perfectly fine and unremarkable to be so), she's hardly a Zulu is she?
My brother has darker skin that she does (he works outdoors) and ethnically he's pretty damned 'white'.
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Some people literally will never be satisfied by anything.
I agree.Yes, but saying to someone mixed race, "Hey, you look just like a white person! What's the problem?!" isn't likely to win you the right kind of friends.
They are using "too brown" and "increasing brown-ness" as some sort of self -deceiving code for racism. Or they are using it under the impression that it makes their racism more acceptable to other people.I was trying to say that if it is indeed browness or blackness--skin pigmentation--that so horrifies the racist chumps who are against Prince Harry's marriage, they need their eyes testing. I also added that even if she were very dark skinned it wouldn't, of course, make their objections any more reasonable.
I had 2 full atonal seizures in a row last night. I had viral encephalitis as a child and apparently it's common to develop epilepsy later in life and the seizures started this year. I feel like I've been hit by a truck and dinged my knee up good and proper when I hit the ground with the first one. Life is exhausting.They do.
It seems particularly daft as while DAB may eventually replace FM the s/m/l waves will carry on. My approach is simple - if I can't get TMS then I won't buy it.Very minor and rather protracted whinge coming up.
I listen to a lot of Radio.
I love my crackle-free DAB programmes (especially Planet Rock) and occasionally like to have a hunt around on shortwave just to hear what's out there.
When I'm on my travels and away from any WIFI, it's always comforting to pick up the BBC World Service, not to mention the cricket on BBC longwave.
To do all this though, I need at least two radios.
My wife recently broke the aerial on my Pure DAB radio and my very old Steepletone world-band receiver has been on the blink for years. So, I had in mind to combine the two by treating myself to a new DAB/DAB+ radio with a short, medium and long wave receiver built in (and, ideally, an Internet radio tuner too).
Sadly, no such item seems to exist.
DAB radios these days, seem to come with the sole option of toggling to FM (which I never use).
So, it looks like I will have to purchase two radios once more to cover my needs.
Am I missing something here?
Can't radio manufacturers see there would be a market in providing a DAB/DAB+ unit with multi-band receiving capabilities?
Aww, Catseye. Been there. Those plug in radiators are astronomically expensive to run. Open fires are wasteful too. It's surprising how quickly a house gets cold as soon as autumn starts.I'm cold. My house has no heating (or it does, but oil fired central heating, no heating oil, can't afford any). I've got a couple of plug in radiators, but daren't use them because the electricity company will instantly raise my monthly payments and I can only just afford the £47 a month I'm currently paying. Plus they do damn all to heat the cavernous big rooms. I've got an open fire, but there's no point in lighting it because it only stays in for a couple of hours and I'm going to work and refuse to light the fire just to keep the dog warm. The house would be stone cold again by the time I got home.
I hate winter.
I wear those all year round, Scargy! This is the only house I've ever lived in that was bone-cold in the middle of summer! (My daughter swears it must be permanently haunted, it's a giant cold spot).Aww, Catseye. Been there. Those plug in radiators are astronomically expensive to run. Open fires are wasteful too. It's surprising how quickly a house gets cold as soon as autumn starts.
Time to drag out the sheepskin slippers and bedsocks.
Is it damp? My current house can be cold* but it's dry.I wear those all year round, Scargy! This is the only house I've ever lived in that was bone-cold in the middle of summer! (My daughter swears it must be permanently haunted, it's a giant cold spot).
It's time to double up on the fleeces...
Fortunately for me, I got my old central heating ripped out and a new boiler installed. It's been working fine so far.Is it damp? My current house can be cold* but it's dry.
*Especially when SOMEBODY wisely has the boiler ripped out before arranging for a new one. In November. And has to wait three months.
I believe there is a whole grading system referring to mixed race people derived from African stock. Quadroons etc.Yes, but saying to someone mixed race, "Hey, you look just like a white person! What's the problem?!" isn't likely to win you the right kind of friends.
Ah, kitchen-slugs! Takes me back to Bethesda, many years ago. Traces of mysterious slime had appeared on work-surfaces a few times. I blamed unfastidious housemates, until I had a yen for some ice in the early hours.kitchen slugs
We used to get massive slugs popping over during the night to clean up the dogs' bowls. Couldn't find them during the day so concluded they were operating the cat flap.Ah, kitchen-slugs! Takes me back to Bethesda, many years ago. Traces of mysterious slime had appeared on work-surfaces a few times. I blamed unfastidious housemates, until I had a yen for some ice in the early hours.
Several gigantic slugs were disporting themselves in the pans on top of the stove!
I tried not to remember the day I had reheated some rice and dismissed their glossy traces as starch!
Hold on, let me get this straight, they are going in to get only three of them out, why, while they are in there, do they not remove the other one, it makes no sense, and, since when can they not afford it, we pay for the NHS, not them? Sorry i find it confusing, if any one can explain this i would be gratefulThis is both a whinge and an un whinge. My Mum's cancer's come back, she and Dad have been told that because she's got four 1mm nodules, the NHS have said they can only pay for three to be removed ... the good news is that my Dad can afford the twenty grand for her to have it done privately ...
... the brilliant news is they've just got to Cromer to visit me and the Mrs, we're all hooking up at a hotel tonight.