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hoefla

Member since Sep 2010 • Last active Jan 2021

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    NW facing so full sun in summer

    Are you in the southern hemisphere?

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    I think it's the particular phrasing of the headline that was a problem. "Flawed" isn't really strong enough. I'm flawed. I haven't shot anyone (yet). It somewhat underplays murder. The obituary does what @Jingle_Jangle said they should - highlights the things that made the person famous and/or notorious. If you didn't already know about his murder of Lana Clarkson you should after reading any obit - and I guess there are many who missed it at the time. The apology page itself is a bit weird I agree (photos etc).

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    that's extraordinary if true. just thinking about it is wild. so blood donations in this country only go to adults?

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    planners may use it as an argument not to give permission too...

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    Oh I see - I just misunderstood your post as saying that the middle class is the top 10 or 25%, but I get it now.

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    What always strikes me is that in the UK (well England more than NI) what is called "middle class" is not 25-75% income percentile...it is more top 25% and sometimes top 10%.

    Isn't middle class in GB the bigger percentage? To my mind lower-middle to upper-middle encompasses a pretty broad range of professional, specialist and retail services. But I guess it all depends on how you define it. Big house, small house, flat, owning, renting - I don't think any of those conditions excludes middle class. On the other hand if being working class means not having assets, then maybe you can't be middle class and not own property.

    We have to redefine things though - eg education qualifications like A-levels and degrees used to be a signifier of middle class, but if half the younger population has them, it doesn't give you significantly more security, so are they really useful signifiers anymore?

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    Interesting how it says that in other European countries people don't do this. Instead they over-identify as middle class. Brits are weird.

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    what happened to the corner of your window?

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    Is there an issue with putting kitchen cabinets on top of cork tiles? presumably they compress under the feet?

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