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#21 Panzermann

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Posted 21 August 2015 - 0626 AM

The simple answer is he is Greek. If he were King, we would all be bankrupt. :)


Exported german noble. We had so many of those, we exported them. ;)
 

Ask yourself this question, we have a Royal Navy, a Royal Airforce, but not a Royal Army. Supposedly its because the Army killed a Monarch, but they entrust the same army with the crown Jewels, but not the Navy because they don't trust it, because it didnt swear allegiance to the monarch but to the board of Admiralty (or at least did).
 
Try and understand it. I cant. :D



As anything british: Because Tradition! that is why. :P


AIUI that it is named the British Army has to do with Cromwell as well as the feudalism-ish regiment raising, when the Duke of Somethingssex raised a regiment and fought for the king with it. Because the duke paid for it, the soldiers were loyal to the guy paying if in doubt.

The Beef eaters are part of the Army? But then King also raised his own Regiments to keep the nobility in check.
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#22 Panzermann

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Posted 21 August 2015 - 0630 AM

When I was in my 20's I used to go to this dental clinic that had a female dentist. She was a plain Jane in appearance but definitely not ugly. She's just a typical Singapore girl that is well-educated but had no clue about how to get the right hairstyle, glasses, clothes etc.
 
Anyway, throughout the entire time she worked on my teeth, her tits would be pushed against my head. I have been to several other female dentists before and since, and all are very conscious about where not to put their tits when working on male patients.


Aaw man, she wanted you to ask her for a rendezvous! :)
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Posted 21 August 2015 - 1102 AM

When I was in my 20's I used to go to this dental clinic that had a female dentist. She was a plain Jane in appearance but definitely not ugly. She's just a typical Singapore girl that is well-educated but had no clue about how to get the right hairstyle, glasses, clothes etc.

 

Anyway, throughout the entire time she worked on my teeth, her tits would be pushed against my head. I have been to several other female dentists before and since, and all are very conscious about where not to put their tits when working on male patients.

 

Your answer should have been the same as when they have any other dental tool in your mouth:  "Errmvveerrmmmflubbbubbbubbubbberrmmmerrmmmerverm".


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Posted 01 September 2015 - 0531 AM

UK sperm bank has just nine registered donors, boss reveals

 
Chief executive announces drive to recruit new donors with ‘superman’ message based on successful campaign in Denmark
 
Jessica Elgot
 
Monday 31 August 2015 17.59 BST
 
A year after it was established, Britain’s national sperm bank has admitted it has only nine registered donors – prompting its boss to urge men to prove their manhood by donating sperm.
 
Laura Witjens, the chief executive, says the sperm bank will launch a drive to recruit new donors later in September, inspired by the success of Denmark’s booming sperm banks which market themselves by appealing to male vanity.
 
“If I advertised saying ‘Men, prove your worth, show me how good you are’, then I would get hundreds of donors,” she said. “That’s the way the Danish do it. They proudly say, this is the Viking invasion, exports from Denmark are beer, lego and sperm. It’s a source of pride.”
 
The UK’s national sperm bank, funded with a one off award of £77,000, was set up a year ago as a partnership between the National Gamete Donation Trust and Birmingham Women’s hospital, to counter a serious shortage in sperm donors in the UK.
 
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In the 2013 research, the HFEA found imported sperm has steadily increased year-on-year to meet the rise in demand and formed almost a third of new registrations, mostly from the USA, followed by Denmark.
 
Witjens said the “superman” theme to be used by her promotional campaign had a serious message – donors must ideally have exceptionally strong sperm in order for it to have the best chance of surviving the freezing and thawing process. That is one of the reason the clinic has so few on its books after almost a year.
 
“If 100 guys enquire, 10 will come through for screenings and maybe one becomes a donor. It takes hundreds of guys,” she said. Getting an approved donor on the books requires a man to come to the clinic twice a week for up to four months, refraining from sex or masturbation for two days before each visit and then be tested again after six months.
 
Scarcity in demand does not stop families being demanding, Witjens added. “We get asked for six-foot tall donors, when the average height is 5ft 7in in Britain, so you are effectively ruling out 90% of the donors. And they all want doctors or barristers, but the reality is the majority of those professionals have not got time. So you actually get young guys with flexible jobs.”
 
Donors receive just £35 per session but Witjens said better advertising was key, not giving donors more money: “We might get more donors if we paid £50 or £100 per donation. But money corrupts. If you feel you can make £200 a week for four months, you might hide things about your health.”
 
Witjens said the details of the donor marketing campaign had not yet been finalised and that probably it would not be quite as brash as she would like. She said she would ideally like to use pictures of real men on her advertising material, but the proposed picture on the sperm bank’s leaflets is a cartoon superhero.
 
Nevertheless, the chief executive said she was resisting being quite as forthright as the Danish and some other European sperm banks because of her concern for children who are donor-conceived, who might find it upsetting if a campaign was linked to male pride rather than altruism. “Does that make it more complicated? Hell yes.”
 
After the initial campaign, a November advert is planned, asking men to consider giving an “alternative Christmas gift”.
 
More advertising will follow after the bank starts shipping its first batches of sperm to clinics nationwide from January 2016. Witjens said the income from that sperm would provide a chance to further increase advertising, Witjens said. “We want to print hundreds of thousands of leaflets. We can certainly envisage a billboard in the future, though the posters need to be in places where people can donate to a clinic, otherwise they can’t act.” Because of the clinic’s base in Birmingham, advertising will initially focus on the Midlands.
 
Witjens said she was keen to “kick the foreign banks out of business” because the UK system was far kinder to the donor-conceived, as it limited the number of families one donor can create. “We can stop people having to go to Denmark where donors might have 150-200 offspring. Then it’s always a very real fear for the donor-conceived, running into a half-brother or sister.”
 
Although there are only nine donors on the books on the UK bank’s first anniversary, Witjens said that should be put in perspective. “If we had nine donors, we could technically create 90 families, who otherwise would be forced to go elsewhere. I want to get to a stage where there is an abundance of donors, so no woman ever feels she has to go on Gumtree to get sperm. We can get there, we can have enough in three to five years. We just need the push.”

 

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#25 Panzermann

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Posted 01 September 2015 - 0846 AM

Next level inbreeding. :lol:
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#26 Brian Kennedy

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Posted 10 September 2015 - 1504 PM


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#27 Panzermann

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Posted 10 September 2015 - 1654 PM

Brits envy German universities and scientific institutes?

How Germany abolished tuition fees

In terms of quality, there are more UK universities at the top end of international league tables. But this is because league tables do not always include research institutes which do not teach or award degrees - and Germany has a muchmore distinct separation between teaching and research universities.

Report author Mr Hillman says that if the elite German science institute, the Max Planck Society, were included in global rankings it would overtake both Oxford and Cambridge .


shows once again there are lies, damn lies and benchmarks.

Edited by Panzermann, 10 September 2015 - 1655 PM.

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#28 Ssnake

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Posted 11 September 2015 - 0329 AM

The funny thing is, the OECD is harping Germany all the time that "too few" of its citizens follow a university education, completely failing to understand that our non-university education on the job usually produces higher and more useful skills than what the brain mills yield (particularly if it's a degree in arts history, or entirely bogus fields like gender studies, or economics).


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#29 swerve

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Posted 11 September 2015 - 0531 AM

Of course one might argue Universities are not there to provide low level training, that their view is to cover a high level of education. 

The problem we have now is that a lot of average teenagers who would at one time have got jobs with training schemes which turned them into skilled workers now go to university - & emerge three years later with a theoretical understanding of something, but a distinct lack of practical skills. And to make it worse, they're encouraged to do courses which are perceived to be easy (nothing hard, like maths, nothing with objective measures), rather than technical or scientific subjects, because they're easier & cheaper (hardware, labs etc. cost money, need safety equipment & training, extra staff, & recruiting staff with increasingly rare knowledge & skills) to teach & easier to produce high grades in, which suits universities which want to market themselves & maximise their income.

 

So degrees, like the qualifications obtained at school, are dumbed down. Getting the top grades in A levels used to mean you could pick your university. Nowadays, there are so many top grades that universities have to find other ways to distinguish between applicants, & yet they haven't learned things we used to have to know just to get a pass, let alone a top grade.

 

For example, I've heard of basic calculus being taught in the first year of university degrees, to people with maths 'A' levels (qualification needed for university entrance). When I got my grade 1 (passing grades from 1 to 6, not A to C) 'O' level (exam usually taken aged 16, preceding 'A' levels), calculus was part of the curriculum, & I don't think it was possible to get a decent grade without using it in the exam. And yet the proportions getting high grades have gone up enormously! 


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Posted 11 September 2015 - 0627 AM

Differential calculus was part of my O level course, integral calculus was part of the A level course.

 

I did two maths A levels - called "Maths" and "Further Maths" and our teacher indicated that stuff was being pushed out of the normal A-level into the "Further" A level even then. Proof by contradiction was one thing - how you can expect people to do mathematics without understanding proofs is beyond my understanding.


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#31 Panzermann

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Posted 11 September 2015 - 0649 AM

The funny thing is, the OECD is harping Germany all the time that "too few" of its citizens follow a university education, completely failing to understand that our non-university education on the job usually produces higher and more useful skills than what the brain mills yield (particularly if it's a degree in arts history, or entirely bogus fields like gender studies, or economics).


Is it really OECD or is it local german media/political spin? The socialdemocrat/green/left dream is more academics, because it makes an instantly better society. And world peace. And Rainbows.

AFAIK Meister and Techniker educations are considered equivalent to academic degrees by OECD actually.
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Posted 11 September 2015 - 0815 AM

Decline in British education has been going on decades. When I was school in the 1980s, it was pretty evident that many of us kids knew more about Computers than the adults. And the material we had to work with was apalling, I seem to recall we had geography text books that were so old they showed the British Empire on them. :D

 

 

While in the Boy Scouts, I once spent a night in an old school that had a map that showed the Austro Hungarian empire and there was a photograph of a very young Franco presiding the classroom...


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#33 MiloMorai

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Posted 11 September 2015 - 0850 AM

The first high school (G9) I went to Stuart was built in the early 1920s. The halls were nice and wide as were the stairwells for the 4 stories. Student population was ~1000.

 

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For G10 went to a new built school, Brookfield,  (1961) and the halls were even wider than those at Glebe. Student population ~1000.

 

And, we had to buy are own books.


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Posted 11 September 2015 - 0953 AM

I'm going to have to admit there was a map of the Roman Empire on 117 AD in one of my classrooms. :blush:

Well, it was an decent English school, after all.


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#35 Mike Steele

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Posted 11 September 2015 - 0959 AM

 

 

Decline in British education has been going on decades. When I was school in the 1980s, it was pretty evident that many of us kids knew more about Computers than the adults. And the material we had to work with was apalling, I seem to recall we had geography text books that were so old they showed the British Empire on them. :D

 

 

While in the Boy Scouts, I once spent a night in an old school that had a map that showed the Austro Hungarian empire and there was a photograph of a very young Franco presiding the classroom...

 

 

Im fully expecting someone at this point to stand up and say they went to school with a map of English territories in France on the wall. :)

 

No but we had a map of the thirteen Colonies on the wall, How did that turn out for you?     :P  :P    :D 


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#36 Panzermann

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Posted 11 September 2015 - 1020 AM


I'm going to have to admit there was a map of the Roman Empire on 117 AD in one of my classrooms. :blush:
Well, it was an decent English school, after all.

Crucifixion for late arrivals was it? :)

Locking up the gates of Hadrian's Wall. ;)
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Posted 12 September 2015 - 0716 AM

So what's the deal with Corbyn? Our media present him as slightly to the Left of Lenin ;)


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Posted 12 September 2015 - 0719 AM

That he will make Labour unelectable, hurray! :)


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Posted 12 September 2015 - 0757 AM

That he will make Labour unelectable, hurray! :)

 

...and if not, turn the UK into the United Socialist Republic of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.  :D


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Posted 12 September 2015 - 0811 AM

And they will still have a strategic ally across the pond - the Bolivarian Republic!


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