Apr. 26th, 2009

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Do you volunteer your time or donate money to any charitable organizations? Which ones, and why?

I donate money to animal charities (mainly dogs) because I feel they miss out on a lot.  It's mostly local charities as well.  Both my dogs are rescue dogs and I'll continue getting rescue dogs.

We have Comic Relief and Children in Need but no-one ever does anything for animals.

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Was watching a programme last night about Hitler's cars.  Now, whilst I'm not condoning what the man did and what he's responsible for, I found it interesting that, because all the motor construction companies were struggling to make ends meet, Hitler stopped taxes on car buying and even instructed that and affordable car be made for 'all the people' (Volkswagen), and so the Beetle was born.

Ring any bells about what this country's going through at the moment?  Gordon Brown's answer to trying to get the car market going again?  If you have a car over 10 years old, you can trade it in for £2000 towards a 'green' car.  Now, if like me, your car is over 10 years old, there's probably a bloody good reason for it.  i.e. I can't fecking afford a new car!  £2000 isn't going to make the slightest bit of difference to me you numpty.  What's the catch?  You can't go out and buy a car that's over 10 years old, you have to prove that you've owned it for over 12 months and the scheme is only running for 12 months.

So, let's get this straight then.  VAT has been reduced....temporarily;  £2000 towards a new car...temporarily....what happens after these temporary measures have run out?  Let's hope there's a general election before then!

Should the rich pay higher taxes?  Yes

Should a musical about Jade Goody be made?  No, and neither should a film.

Why has it taken research to realise the smokers wanting to quit should be given anger management courses?  I have no idea but I could have told them that for half of what they paid for the research.

Why would a woman want to look like her (not very attractive) daughter? Who knows but it really hasn't worked and you could have done with a good hairdresser as well.

Facebook

Apr. 26th, 2009 03:00 pm
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We all know there was a big fuss about FB changing their terms and conditions to give them ownership of what was posted on their user's pages, but I wonder how many of us have actually read the Terms & Conditions on the sites we sign up for?

FB are now admitting that users should retain complete control over what they post and that ex-users can request that all their posts etc. are removed.  I was a frequent poster (and a moderator) on a forum that changed it's T&Cs after I left (long story, suffice to say a few of us left under a cloud).  They were changed to state that the forum owners held copyright over everything that was posted.

Any other forum I have any association with has always informed it's members before it changed it's T&Cs to allow it's members the oppportunity of refusing to continue their membership, but not this one.

As I hadn't agreed to this and asked that all my posts and anything referrring to me be removed, I was told that "no, they wouldn't be removed because it was a 'public' forum (the clue is in the name)".  Interesting to note that the 'public' forum has now been made 'members only'.

Images

Apr. 26th, 2009 04:55 pm
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I was browsing the Telegraph's pictures the other day (after a post on Twitter) and came across this image. I can't decide if I like it or not. It seems quite eerie, like a still from The Ring, but then again, it's a piece of history but now I need to know who it is and why they have had their picture taken from the back. Is it some sort or religion where they couldn't cut their hair or was it just the fashion of the time.  There were no clues as to who the women were (other than the names at the bottom of the picture) and it was apparently a picture that was discovered in an antiques or similar.  Typically, I can't find the link now!

Layout

Apr. 26th, 2009 06:06 pm
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Much to the amusement of my closest friend, Colette,  I have changed my layout to something (and I quote) "all girly".  This is quite simply because I'm pushing 47 and feel that the goth look is a bit too young for me now.  I can't find anything that I really really like and I can't be arsed to make my own layout.  So, while you're all in fits of laughter at the old lady getting in touch with her feminine side at last, I shall sign off and finish my ironing.  Rock and roll Sunday people!

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