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    caloundracats got a reaction from kimchi in Long Winter   
    According to Wiki, she has Asperger's , OCD and selective mutism.  People with Asperger's tend to be very one-dimensional, have little or no understanding of social interactions or feelings/emotions of others. Usually very blunt in their speech, they can't comprehend other people's opinions.
    Add that to the OCD she suffers, and selective mutism .....
    Draw your own conclusions.
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    caloundracats reacted to tallyhojim in Long Winter   
    I actually do feel sorry for her. She has a pretty disturbing history of Asperger's, mental illness and social awkwardness, and the way her parents are parading her around the world like a rag dog knowing full well it will humiliate her, is quite despicable of them.
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    caloundracats reacted to KDave in Brexit status ...   
    As long as the deal means leaving the EU with UK control of our laws, regulations, borders and government policy and we pay nothing to Brussels that will be fine. 
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    caloundracats reacted to kimchi in Anyone know what this is?   
    It is good to see the great flaming Galah honoured
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    caloundracats reacted to SILVERFINGER in Silverfinger Timeshare   
    I am offering a Silverfinger timeshare, 4 times a year you get to take me to a place of my choice for as much food and drink as I can manage, Platinum credit card holders only please.
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    caloundracats got a reaction from StackSellRepeat in Antique silverware   
    Why didn't we realise the maker's mark  may be upside down. A lesson for the future!
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    caloundracats reacted to StackSellRepeat in Antique silverware   
    Ladies & Gentleman I have an announcement to make, A friend was kind enough to point out the makers name & drum roll 🥁 🥁 🥁 

    Pretty common for antique maker stamps to be stamped upside down I’m told, Once again I appreciate everyone’s effort brilliant growing community we have here 👌
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    caloundracats got a reaction from StackSellRepeat in Antique silverware   
    The markers mark on the box looks like it is completely different from the makers mark on the silverware. The box looks like it might be the work of Matthew Lofthouse but he was a much earlier period. Quite common for items to be put into boxes that fit the piece despite being mismatched.
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    caloundracats reacted to StackSellRepeat in Antique silverware   
    Poor man like myself uses he’s fingers when there’s chips involved  
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    caloundracats reacted to HighlandTiger in Brexit status ...   
    Probably the Most Important Post You Will Read This Year!
    This has just been posted this evening by the Spectator. It lays out the exact position of the Govt in negotiations with the EU.
    it comes from a very DOMinant source in No.10.
    Please share, and share, and share this.. Thats what No.10 wants us to do... they wouldn't have spilled this info if they didn't.. They want the EU to have a reality check.
    Thank you in anticipation.. I can smell that sweet smell of success wafting towards us.
    Earlier today, I sent a message to a contact in Number 10 asking them how the Brexit talks were going. They sent a long reply which I think gives a pretty clear sense of where they think things are.
    So, in the interest of trying to let people understand where Number 10 reckon the negotiations are, here is their response:
    ‘The negotiations will probably end this week. Varadkar doesn’t want to negotiate. Varadkar was keen on talking before the Benn Act when he thought that the choice would be ‘new deal or no deal’. Since the Benn Act passed he has gone very cold and in the last week the official channels and the backchannels have also gone cold. Varadkar has also gone back on his commitments — he said if we moved on manufactured goods then he would also move but instead he just attacked us publicly. It’s clear he wants to gamble on a second referendum and that he’s encouraging Barnier to stick to the line that the UK cannot leave the EU without leaving Northern Ireland behind.
    There are quite a few people in Paris and Berlin who would like to discuss our offer but Merkel and Macron won’t push Barnier unless Ireland says it wants to negotiate. Those who think Merkel will help us are deluded. As things stand, Dublin will do nothing, hoping we offer more, then at the end of this week they may say ‘OK, let’s do a Northern Ireland only backstop with a time limit’, which is what various players have been hinting at, then we’ll say No, and that will probably be the end.
    Varadkar thinks that either there will be a referendum or we win a majority but we will just put this offer back on the table so he thinks he can’t lose by refusing to compromise now. Given his assumptions, Varadkar’s behaviour is arguably rational but his assumptions are, I think, false. Ireland and Brussels listen to all the people who lost the referendum, they don’t listen to those who won the referendum and they don’t understand the electoral dynamics here.
    If this deal dies in the next few days, then it won’t be revived. To marginalise the Brexit Party, we will have to fight the election on the basis of ‘no more delays, get Brexit done immediately’. They thought that if May went then Brexit would get softer. It seems few have learned from this mistake. They think we’re bluffing and there’s nothing we can do about that, not least given the way May and Hammond constantly talked tough then folded.
    So, if talks go nowhere this week, the next phase will require us to set out our view on the Surrender Act. The Act imposes narrow duties. Our legal advice is clear that we can do all sorts of things to scupper delay which for obvious reasons we aren’t going into details about. Different lawyers see the “frustration principle” very differently especially on a case like this where there is no precedent for primary legislation directing how the PM conducts international discussions.
    We will make clear privately and publicly that countries which oppose delay will go the front of the queue for future cooperation — cooperation on things both within and outside EU competences. Those who support  delay will go to the bottom of the queue. [This source also made clear that defence and security cooperation will inevitably be affected if the EU tries to keep Britain in against the will of its government] Supporting delay will be seen by this government as hostile interference in domestic politics, and over half of the public will agree with us.
    We will also make clear that this government will not negotiate further so any delay would be totally pointless.  They think now that if there is another delay we will keep coming back with new proposals. This won’t happen. We’ll either leave with no deal on 31 October or there will be an election and then we will leave with no deal.
    ‘When they say ‘so what is the point of delay?’, we will say “This is not our delay, the government is not asking for a delay — Parliament is sending you a letter and Parliament is asking for a delay but official government policy remains that delay is an atrocious idea that everyone should dismiss. Any delay will in effect be negotiated between you, Parliament, and the courts — we will wash our hands of it, we won’t engage in further talks, we obviously won’t given any undertakings about cooperative behaviour, everything to do with ‘duty of sincere cooperation’ will be in the toilet, we will focus on winning the election on a manifesto of immediately revoking the entire EU legal order without further talks, and then we will leave. Those who supported delay will face the inevitable consequences of being seen to interfere in domestic politics in a deeply unpopular way by colluding with a Parliament that is as popular as the clap.
    Those who pushed the Benn Act intended to sabotage a deal and they’ve probably succeeded. So the main effect of it will probably be to help us win an election by uniting the leave vote and then a no deal Brexit. History is full of such ironies and tragedies.’
    Now, this is—obviously—only one side of the negotiations view of things. It does, though, make clear Downing Street’s pessimism about getting a deal this week and its thinking about how to handle the coming extension and election campaign.
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    caloundracats got a reaction from musketsmoke in Antique silverware   
    Not exactly but as my initials, I'm sure they must be mine! 
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    caloundracats got a reaction from StackSellRepeat in Antique silverware   
    Not exactly but as my initials, I'm sure they must be mine! 
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    caloundracats reacted to SILVERFINGER in Is Silver The “Poor Man’s Gold”?   
    This can all get very confusing for everyone I think, I found a chart that helps out with some of it.

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    caloundracats reacted to Norskgeld in Have you reached Financial Maturity!   
    I haven't even reached mental maturity yet...🤑
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    caloundracats reacted to CadmiumGreen in YOU WANT to KNOW WHY you should hold or get Precious metals ASAP!   
    Don’t make me get out the...
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    caloundracats reacted to kimchi in YOU WANT to KNOW WHY you should hold or get Precious metals ASAP!   
    Ooh a 'cheeky' edit after I had already replied, you cunning fella you 🤣
    As a time traveller I wrote that reply in 2031, it only took me 22 years to knock it up and come back and post it
    <edit> P.S. We are all millionaires many times over by that year, silver has shot up to £15000 an ounce
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    caloundracats reacted to westminstrel in How daft can you get?   
    It looks beautiful. How much is shipping to Australia? 😆
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    caloundracats reacted to Pete in Ashamed at our Gutter Press & Mainstream Media   
    The UK is a month away from a critical event leaving the EU with no firm agreement yet.
    The country is split ; the parties are split ; Scotland wants to leave the UK again ; the Lib Dems have lost the plot.
    The government is in a stalemate condition with an election imminent and a slim chance that Corbyn might sneak into number 10 and crash the UK into armageddon.
    So what does our media focus on - ?
    Bojo allegedly touching a girl's inner thigh 20 years ago !!
    W.T. F. !!!

    Get real and put your reporting into matters that are important to the citizens of the UK ( and Europe come to think about it ) and we actually care about.
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    caloundracats got a reaction from Mark43 in Children as young as SIX are to be given compulsory self-touching lessons   
    No doubt the next thing will be telling children that they are 'non-binary' and can choose their gender. 
    Is this a new trend, to be 'non-binary' whatever that means?  I thought eyes down in the shower gave you the answer.
    If you're bi-sexual, trans-sexual, gay, lesbian, straight I don't have a problem, but non-binary? That I don't understand.
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    caloundracats reacted to dicker in Why I no longer store this stuff at home...   
    Oddly today I was leaving home (Rotties in the lounge with my Mrs).  There was a white van outside and a fella stopped me and said he was “just back from a garden show and had a load of teak garden furniture in the back of his van he needed to get rid of for cost price”. He wasn’t really looking at me but the house and garage when he was giving his spiel!!!!
    The gentleman was tricky to understand as he had a thick Irish type accent.  He didn’t seem believe me when I told I’m that the dogs chewed the last lot to bits when I left them in the garden and a quick whistle has Prince and Princess tearing around the back of the house to the gate where they went splendidly mental. 
    He got the message and left quickly.  I suspect lurchers and hare coursing were more his thing. 
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    caloundracats reacted to Roy in SNOWFLAKES will RULE!   
    Cheap journalism,
    It's not just the UK!
    Linda Burnett, 23, a resident of San Diego, was visiting her inlaws, and while there went to a nearby supermarket to pick up some groceries. Several people noticed her sitting in her car with the windows rolled up and with her eyes closed, with both hands behind the back of her head. One customer who had been at the store for a while became concerned and walked over to the car. He noticed that Linda’s eyes were now open, and she looked very strange.
    He asked her if she was okay, and Linda replied that she’d been shot in the back of the head, and had been holding her brains in for over an hour. The man called the paramedics, who broke into the car because the doors were locked and Linda refused to remove her hands from her head. When they finally got in, they found that Linda had a wad of bread dough on the back of her head. A Pillsbury biscuit canister had exploded from the heat, making a loud noise that sounded like a gunshot, and the wad of dough hit her in the back of her head. When she reached back to find out what it was, she felt the dough and thought it was her brains. She initially passed out, but quickly recovered and tried to hold her brains in for over an hour until someone noticed and came to her aid.
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    caloundracats reacted to 5huggy in SNOWFLAKES will RULE!   
    DO you really think she is that bright!!!   🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
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    caloundracats reacted to Xander in Brexit status ...   
    Bercow appealing for calm and asking MP's to treat each other as opponents not enemies. The fact that this man is largely in part responsible for stocking the fires of discontent that have brought the House of Commons to this state and fails to grasp the irony of his statement reveals the utter contempt and arrogance he has for Democracy. 
    I can't wait to see the back of him.
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    caloundracats reacted to QStack in Brexit status ...   
    Slighlty off topic but did anyone else see Geoffrey Cox tearing the reamainer MPs to shreds in the commons yesterday? Absolute gold😁
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    caloundracats reacted to KDave in Brexit status ...   
    Tony Blair is to blame for this. In fact most of the problems we have in the UK are the fault of Tony Blair, its his court after all. It needs to be abolished.