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David Guiza

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  1. I'm Old Enough To Remember...

    Does anybody remember those little notes that you used to find in the bottom right hand corner of the Matchday Programme on the fixtures/results pages, usually something completely obscure like 'Hi John, how's things?' in size 1 font? It was around about 2005-2008.
  2. another school shooting

    The same folk who crop up from time to time whenever somebody needs something to suit their argument. As much as I cannot stand the bloke I was delighted to see Piers Morgan, whom I believe has always been very anti-guns, calling out Trump.
  3. Reminded me of this guy:- http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2279261/Adam-Pacitti-spent-500-billboard-begging-job-spends-pay-packet-say-thanks.html
  4. Politics Thread (encompassing Brexit) - 21 June 2017 onwards

    I do wonder where a lot of people around my age (26) get their money from. I'm a trainee solicitor and my fiancee is a trainee teacher and yet we couldn't dream of spending what some people do on travelling, property, cars etc. Also, working occasionally in property law in a particularly affluent area it is amazing to see some of the amounts of money parents' have gifted to their sprogs. £500,000+ in some cases. Also people by houses without a mortgage in excess of £2.5 million never ceases to amaze me.
  5. Politics Thread (encompassing Brexit) - 21 June 2017 onwards

    Well I've been veggie for about 4 years so even if the animal is wined and dined and then treated to a blow job before it was slaughtered I'd still feel sorry for the poor cow (pun very much intended). I don't get it either, and It happens in the reverse too. My dietary choices are mentioned by my friends, family and colleagues infinitely more than I ever do; to the point that it's like being at a very underwhelming Q&A when eating out with them.
  6. Politics Thread (encompassing Brexit) - 21 June 2017 onwards

    Well, something like 80% of the entirety of UK animal welfare legislation has origins from the EU. As for your last sentence, I don't even know where to begin, I somehow don't think that feeding 'the poor' discounted meat will 'enable them to have a better diet'. It may kill them off though, so there's a bonus for some I guess. I didn't realise it was a case of Sophie's choice between animal welfare and feeding the poor, can't we have both?
  7. Politics Thread (encompassing Brexit) - 21 June 2017 onwards

    I definitely agree that University is almost shoved down the throats of some young people, but I also think the reasoning behind that also needs to be looked into. The alternatives aren't necessarily particularly great either apprenticeships paying ridiculously low wages, unpaid internships, jobs demanding 3 years experience etc etc. I know so many people whom could have gone to University and didn't because of a lack of guidance, and plenty whom did go to University and effectively wasted 3 years of their lives for the same reason. If any party can radically adapt the opportunities and guidance given for young people in general, and give it a fresh approach then I think they get the backing of a large percentage of people. I'm glad that you think higher education should be free, or at least as affordable as possible. The mindset that University is a privilege and not a right is sad and almost certainly puts some people off going. I see where you are coming from but I would have to disagree, personally. I would argue that by going to University Rowan Atkinson was able to meet like minded people from all across the country whom helped shape him as a person and his comedy/career also. Something that almost certainly wouldn't have happened if he was pushed away from academia to follow his artistic side straight away. The list of successful people who studied completely abstract subjects to their profession is proof alone. Many people come out of University as a completely different people, for the better, they come out of their individual shells and mature hugely as a result of the environment. Yes that happens outside of University also, but I would hate to think that people are put off going to University because there is no guarantee that their degree meets the necessary requirements for a potential career. As for people missing their calling in important areas - that is always going to happen. You could argue that the person whom would have found the cure for cancer during their post compulsory education studies went on to be a manager of a large independent retailer because he/she was incorrectly advised as a teenager.
  8. Politics Thread (encompassing Brexit) - 21 June 2017 onwards

    The notion that people should only go to University for the sake of their definitive next career step is such nonsense, or that they should have to prove a direct link between the subject and projected career. University can be more than just a means to an end and not everybody knows age 16-25 exactly what they want to do with their lives. Half of the cabinet studied for degrees that have no direct relationship with being a politician. I happened to be googling Steve Backshall the other day, as you do, and noticed that he studied drama at University - in your world he would perhaps never have gone on to become a published writer and make the difference that he is for the animals and conservation. Python wouldn't have come about as John Cleese would be a retired solicitor after being stifled into leaving the career as post graduate, neither would Blackadder as Rowan Atkinson would be in Electrical Engineering . Though, on the plus side, Coldplay may never have existed thanks to Chris Martin Ancient World Studies being cut as an unnecessary degree and his life taking a different trajectory. The desire to stifle creativity and to turn Universities into a conveyor belt for core subjects is such a backward step. University can be an utter waste of time and money and there are degrees out there which mean absolutely nothing to one, but 'axing' courses that do not necessarily contribute something directly to the graduate's career is nonsense.
  9. Champions League 2017/18

    We've played Man City, Liverpool, Chelsea and United twice already. Only Spurs out of CL remaining, and that's not until the final day. Going to be mildly annoying if the big sides drop points to teams around us for the above reason though! Really enjoy watching Italian football, I think it's basically down to being a 90s kid watching Jimbo Richardson and Golazo as a kid.
  10. Absolute cvnts of our time Pt.MXXVI

    If it were the animal that killed him It would be poetic justice, but less so that it was an independent man. Difference between the two you state though is the guy who shot and killed the hunter will now face punishment, the guy who conducts the lethal injection goes home and gets on with his life as though nothing happened.
  11. I'm sure I heard that Stoke have the richest owners outside of City and Chelsea.
  12. Amusing News Stories

    Speaking of the real David Batty, apparently he has gone completely off the grid since retiring from football and is one of those players who has literally no interest in football aside from playing. After the infamous penalty miss in '98 the majority of the squad were in bits in the changing rooms and he was already suited up and ready to go without a care in the world. He also skipped training once at Blackburn because there was an archaeological dig around the corner from the training ground which interested him more. 90s icon.
  13. Unpopular Opinions You Hold

    I see you've missed a large part of that article off where it goes on to say that a contributing factor to this is the change in Ofted's rating system. Though it does conclude that generally speaking it is good news. The bigger problem is keeping teachers in education thanks to the demand placed on them. Almost a quarter of those whom qualified post 2011 have already quit. My fiancee is currently just over half the way through her PGCE in secondary English and, whilst she is doing very well and already has a job secured in a top Leicestershire school for next year, she is utterly exhausted. She's up at a little after 6 every day, has breakfast at the school and continues to work through until about 8, sometimes later if she also has an essay due; and she's very much not alone in having that routine. Perhaps that has always been the case for trainee teachers, but that kind of routine can't go on for 20,30, 40 years. Yes the holidays takes some pressure off, but I don't envy her workload whatsoever. There are also the matters of the Government completely overhauling the grading system for seemingly no good reason, an unhealthy focus on 'pupil premium' students because they are a financial incentive and the lack of any kind of creative subject in favour of those like Latin and extra 'core' subjects amongst a long list of issues that have come up in recent years.
  14. No Questions Asked Quiz

    I just completed this quiz. My Score 40/100 My Time 68 seconds  
  15. How Was Your Day?

    Witnessed what we thought was a burglary on Saturday night, reported the same to the police afterwards and have since heard back today to say that there was indeed a burglary at that time. I can't say I've ever witnessed one before, but if they're all as casual as these chaps were then I can see how they get away with it.