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SCS

Member since Oct 2014 • Last active Jul 2020
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    1st implemented by the English in Ireland over a 1000 years ago

    I'm no expert on this particular period, but this is a stretch. It was only around this time that England began to exist as a politically unified kingdom. The invasion of Ireland that occurred not long after was initiated by the Normans, who at the time ruled England having invaded from Northern France, and were the descendents of Vikings, and so on...

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    Was there also an unwound cassette?

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    I used to have a house down that end of Hampton Road and it must be said that the Overground trains are actually fairly quiet. The freight trains that pass along there on the other hand are flipping noisy and while infrequent, sometimes travel during the night.

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    This article was written before the publication of Theresa May's commission by the person who Johnson has appointed to run his commission.

    I despair.

    https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/ther­esa-may-s-phoney-race-war-is-dangerous-a­nd-divisive

    It is interesting that one of the conclusions implied by that article seems to be that variances in outcomes for different racial groups is down to socio-economic inequalities and not institutional racism. However, does that not mean that the failure of successive governments to tackle socio-economic inequalities is actually in fact institutional racism?

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    One world war ?

    Ha, yeah. Bit extreme I suppose to say that, but the origins of the First are certainly complicated enough to argue that our participation in that conflict wasn't simply as bold defenders of freedom. It also isn't, in my opinion, good material for patriotic fervour, but that is an argument for somewhere else.

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    I did my secondary education in the 90s. We did study the international slave trade.

    My secondary education did not include this (late 90s), and when I did A-level history, despite the sylabus covering a lot of rights issues, it focused on native americans, UK labour movements, suffragettes, and Afrcan American civil rights post WW2...understandably one cannot teach it all!

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    Most Brits were quite happy to have collectively erased awkward history from their memories. It's history being unerased that they don't like.

    It seems kind of odd to me that despite a large part of British identity being based recent(ish) imperial dominance, barely any of that is covered in historical education, either in schools or mainstream historical media. It's just too awkward, and the avoidance of this part of our history has built up a resistance to the reflection that in international relations, with the exception of one World War, WE have been the baddies.

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    Has the grupetto formed?

    Looked to be forming with those lazy fuckers halfway down who'd found a patch of grass.

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    One other thing to do is to clean the electrodes as the salt buildup can affect them - certainly happened a few times on my tickr, but never on my old Garmin one...

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    Provisionally sold.

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