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Retsdon

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About Retsdon

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  • Birthday 02/03/1956

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    Saudi Arabia
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    Learning blues guitar,drinking the wife's home-made wine, scheming how to get out of the Middle East.

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  1. Yep, rural life. Barn dances.....
  2. Nothing. Just backed my stupid mate up. Who having started it disappeared when it kicked off.
  3. Was just digging round for old sounds on youtube and the algos threw this one up https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewFBuYHldeY. And it brought back happy (not) memories of when I was about 17/18 and getting head-butted in the face and going down in the middle of the dance floor, and that what stood out even at the time was that as I was getting subsequently kicked to bits, the song was absolutely appropriate. And probably by association, I've never warmed to it since.
  4. Retsdon

    BREXIT

    The same. What are your thoughts on the topic?
  5. Retsdon

    BREXIT

    I don't think it's right that people in their hometowns where they were born and brought up should be forced to compete for employment and housing with sharp-elbowed, over-qualified incomers who come from countries where the cost of living and the wage rates are far lower than in the UK. And I still think that.
  6. Retsdon

    BREXIT

    Honesty, Gordon, if I thought that the UK could leave the EU without suffering major economic damage I'd be all for it. People on this forum don't believe me when I say that at the time of the referendum if i'd had a vote I'd have voted to leave, but it's true. I've never been been a fan of the EU at all. What's changed is that I've subsequently done a whole lot of reading and research (nothing else to do when stuck in Saudi without the family) and I've come to the conclusion that I would have been wrong in my vote and that leaving the EU is going to be a terribly bad decision for the country to have made. Of course, I might be wrong twice but I don't think so. Anyway, it's done now...
  7. Retsdon

    BREXIT

    Who are the cloggies? Wait...the Dutch?
  8. Retsdon

    BREXIT

    No, no, don't apologize. I'm being a tiresome pedant of the kind that I normally loathe and despise. It's just that lose/loose thing......
  9. Retsdon

    Kurds

    I doubt that.
  10. Retsdon

    BREXIT

    I'm really sorry for mentioning it, but the word is lose! Loose is what you do when you loose off a shot, or loose an arrow, or loose a running dog. I know, I know, it's not a big deal and it's not my place to mention it really. But I don't know whether it's on people's predictive spelling software or what, but for the last year or so half the world seems to have taken to writing loose when they mean lose, and for some reason it drives me crazy . They're completely different verbs and they're not even pronounced the same way. Usually I couldn't care less about grammatical or spelling oversights but for whatever reason that one just hits the spot.... OK I apologize for bringing it up...
  11. Retsdon

    Kurds

    They were training them! ...Among the rebels that U.S. Special Forces and Turkish Special Forces were training, “A good 95 percent of them were either working in terrorist organizations or were sympathetic to them,” a Green Beret associated with the program said, adding, “A good majority of them admitted that they had no issues with ISIS and that their issue was with the Kurds and the Syrian regime.” .... https://sofrep.com/63764/us-special-forces-sabotage-white-house-policy-gone-disastrously-wrong-with-covert-ops-in-syria/
  12. Retsdon

    BREXIT

    There's the belief based stuff put out by extreme free-market zealots like the Mises Institute and that crackpot Mitford, but I've never seen any properly researched impact study that does anything other than paint a very bleak picture. Perhaps you can post a couple of links.
  13. Retsdon

    BREXIT

    Not so sure about that. The word that keeps being used is 'discussions', which in diplomacy-speak isn't quite the same thing as 'negotiations'. We'll see...
  14. Retsdon

    Kurds

    The legacy of Trump's surprise evacuation will be the reforming of IS. Sorry but I couldn't help correcting it for you. His withdrawal and the resultant fighting and upheavals will create the ideal seedbed for these people to flourish again.
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