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don2412 last won the day on December 6

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About don2412

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  • Birthday 06/27/1950

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    Central Norway
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    Guitar, music, photography, mountain back-packing.

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  1. Nemanja Matic refuses to wear a poppy

    Oddly enough, I have no problem with a British Citizen refusing to wear one - but it riles me that a foreigner comes here, takes our money, accepts our hospitality, and then abuses that hospitality by insulting us! If they cannot show some respect for a nation that is providing them with such a safe and lucrative way of life, then they should pi**-off and go somewhere else!
  2. I note with dismay that Nemanja Matic refuses to wear a poppy at the Manchester derby on Remembrance Sunday. How can he be allowed to show such disrespect for a country that provides him with a safe, and very lucrative, environment in which to live. If he cannot show that respect, then he should go somewhere else – he is not wanted here. In the meantime, the Manager should deselect him from the benches, and bar him from the ground. I liken him to a leech – something that takes but gives nothing back. Shame on him!!!
  3. Giving up Smoking

    Yes, the horns of a dilemma.... I was a professional smoker (30-40 a day) for 35 years, and gave up in 1996. To be honest, I found it easy, as I had reached a point where I WANTED to stop, and that I think is the secret. On the subject of gum, a good friend of mine gave up about the same time, and took to nicotine gum. However, it replaced the fags, not as a help to quit. He chewed the stuff for about 8 years, until he developed a very aggressive stomach cancer which migrated into his lymphatic system. He has beaten it for the time being, after having much of his small intestine removed, and chemo for a long time, but the caveat is that he has been told it WILL return at some point, which is comforting..... I am not surprised, as nicotine is an extremely toxic poison, so it has to have had an effect. My wife smokes, and I don't nip her neck about it - what's the point? It will only cause bad feeling as described above, and will solve nothing in the end. In my opinion, whilst I cannot condone smoking, perhaps he would be better off resuming the habit until he reached to point where he wants to stop. Or why not take up a pipe? It is not so dangerous as ciggies since you don't inhale, (all things being equal), and although there is a danger of throat cancer, it might be that safer option? Also, I believe that pipe smoke is not quite so offensive as cigarette smoke, or at least, that's what I have been told...... Good luck to your mate...............
  4. *Good News Story*

    Truly incredible!
  5. Jake

    Welcome Jake. Post as often as you like!
  6. Merry Chrimbo and a Happy New Year 2018

    Hei Joe, Have a great cruise, and Christmas. The same to all out there. We have snow here in Central Norway, (of course), and as you can see, my 40 kgs Samoyed loves it! So here is wishing you all the very best for 2018. God Jul og Godt Nytt År. Cheers, Don.
  7. David Parr

    Welcome David
  8. Paul Morrison

    Welcome Paul. Log on often as you are amongst friends!
  9. Steve Butterworth

    Welcome Steve. Log on often!
  10. Keith Mackessack

    Welcome Keithj
  11. Bootneck1960

    Welcome Bootneck 1960
  12. JohnU

    Welcome JohnU. You will enjoy this site.
  13. Don Park, Robbie,Dave Downey.

    Thanks Stan. I actually reached the Norwegian retirement age, (67), but I don't feel any different
  14. VOS win Queen's Award for Voluntary Services

    Nice one! Congratulations!
  15. Yeovilton815

    Welcome on board!