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Forum: Politics Yesterday, 11:49
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Posted By Ovalteenie
Libya economically was doing quite well, Western...

Libya economically was doing quite well, Western companies were operating and looking to expand, and most people had a stable good quality of everyday life albeit under authoritarian rule. Gadaffi...
Forum: General Discussion 15-04-2015, 23:54
Replies: 34
Views: 1,144
Posted By Ovalteenie
Given there hasn't been a massive asteroid strike...

Given there hasn't been a massive asteroid strike since the one that killed them off, if it hadn't happened then presumably the dinosaurs would still be around today...

But with the continental...
Forum: General Discussion 15-04-2015, 23:37
Replies: 250
Views: 11,674
Posted By Ovalteenie
The first time I connected to the internet with...

The first time I connected to the internet with AOL in the 1990s using a 28.8k dial up modem, i can also remember the excitement of hearing the whirring... connecting at 14.4 kbps... sending my first...
Forum: Politics 15-04-2015, 23:27
Replies: 10
Views: 331
Posted By Ovalteenie
The LibDems previous strongest selling point was...

The LibDems previous strongest selling point was of being the smaller mainstream party which was more honest than the other two... They completely lost that reputation with the betrayal of the...
Forum: General Discussion 15-04-2015, 23:14
Replies: 13
Views: 499
Posted By Ovalteenie
A bit like the Wizard of Oz? :blush: :D

A bit like the Wizard of Oz? :blush: :D
Forum: General Discussion 15-04-2015, 23:08
Replies: 43
Views: 1,396
Posted By Ovalteenie
I know someone who got a BA with the Open...

I know someone who got a BA with the Open University which enabled her to went on to become a school headmistress... so yes i do think it is respected

Nowadays with the internet it seems much...
Forum: General Discussion 15-04-2015, 23:01
Replies: 34
Views: 1,056
Posted By Ovalteenie
I've been to Greenock only once. Wasn't much...

I've been to Greenock only once. Wasn't much going on there, although the Firth of Clyde is quite picturesque :)

Never heard of Catman though :confused:
Forum: General Discussion 15-04-2015, 22:56
Replies: 34
Views: 1,144
Posted By Ovalteenie
The first mammals living alongside dinosaurs seem...

The first mammals living alongside dinosaurs seem to have been puny little creatures... Why did they grow to massive sizes without the dinosaurs? Without being hunted should they not have simply...
Forum: General Discussion 15-04-2015, 22:51
Replies: 34
Views: 1,144
Posted By Ovalteenie
Prehistoric Man did ok against the sabre tooth...

Prehistoric Man did ok against the sabre tooth tigers...

I think humanoids and humans could have survived alongside dinosaurs... Hiding in caves not accessible to giant carnivorous dinosaurs... Use...
Forum: General Discussion 15-04-2015, 22:39
Replies: 34
Views: 1,144
Posted By Ovalteenie
There are clearly a lot of knowledgeable experts...

There are clearly a lot of knowledgeable experts on a wide variety of topics on dS, not all self proclaimed :blush:
Forum: General Discussion 15-04-2015, 22:37
Replies: 34
Views: 1,144
Posted By Ovalteenie
So the large mammals of the prehistoric age, such...

So the large mammals of the prehistoric age, such as Woolly Mammoths, Sabre Tooth Tigers, etc, would not have evolved if the dinosaurs had survived?
Forum: General Discussion 15-04-2015, 22:34
Replies: 13
Views: 499
Posted By Ovalteenie
Should Britain aspire to being a major global power?

Which is the argument for renewing Trident

Or would the billions be better spent on improving the socioeconomic well-being of the country?

I think as a country Britain is still trying to hang on...
Forum: General Discussion 15-04-2015, 22:12
Replies: 92
Views: 6,148
Posted By Ovalteenie
Nice that this thread has brought back some old...

Nice that this thread has brought back some old names :) ...as I recall you originated the legendary Thread Killers (not so) Anonymous thread... which is still going strong in Chatter :o
Forum: General Discussion 15-04-2015, 22:07
Replies: 34
Views: 1,144
Posted By Ovalteenie
If the dinosaurs hadn't died out...

Which it seems was due to desperately bad luck... :blush:

Would the human species have evolved to civilisation and become the dominant species on earth...

Would Man just be helpless weak prey for...
Forum: General Discussion 15-04-2015, 21:52
Replies: 92
Views: 6,148
Posted By Ovalteenie
Genuinely saddened... I remember when she joined...

Genuinely saddened... I remember when she joined DS initially on the BB forum but went on to mainly the tennis threads as she was a very knowledgeable tennis fan... Didn't know she was ill......
Forum: General Discussion 14-04-2015, 00:11
Replies: 220
Views: 5,295
Posted By Ovalteenie
When you are registered with a GP in...

When you are registered with a GP in England/Wales.

NHS Scotland doesn't use NHS numbers, it uses 10-digit CHI numbers which is much easier to remember as the first 6 numbers are your date of birth...
Forum: General Discussion 13-04-2015, 22:29
Replies: 220
Views: 5,295
Posted By Ovalteenie
I know people who left the UK 20 years ago and...

I know people who left the UK 20 years ago and are still registered with their GP. I think the GP practice just assume they have stayed healthy and well and not needed any medical attention....
Forum: General Discussion 13-04-2015, 20:03
Replies: 220
Views: 5,295
Posted By Ovalteenie
There are expats who, having lived most or all...

There are expats who, having lived most or all their working lives abroad, when diagnosed with a chronic illness requiring expensive treatment or long term care, such as a debilitating stroke, then...
Forum: General Discussion 12-04-2015, 20:28
Replies: 177
Views: 4,386
Posted By Ovalteenie
Sorry if this has been asked but haven't read the...

Sorry if this has been asked but haven't read the whole thread...

What if Charles dies before the Queen? I suppose then Camilla cannot be Queen if her husband never became King, or would she become...
Forum: General Discussion 12-04-2015, 18:30
Replies: 61
Views: 1,826
Posted By Ovalteenie
Yes but I imagine life has since improved, at...

Yes but I imagine life has since improved, at least I hope so for you both :)

If you are always worrying about having enough for food, shelter, let alone enjoying the nicer things in life, then...
Forum: General Discussion 12-04-2015, 18:26
Replies: 262
Views: 9,066
Posted By Ovalteenie
There are different sorts of depression,...

There are different sorts of depression, endogenous and reactive. I do think a large number of people with depression have dissatisfaction with their lives, which is why there is a high incidence in...
Forum: General Discussion 12-04-2015, 18:21
Replies: 61
Views: 1,826
Posted By Ovalteenie
Sorry to be unromantic but I think women do look...

Sorry to be unromantic but I think women do look for a man who is at least comfortably off (not necessarily wealthy) and can provide for her and any children from the marriage... It's a primeval...
Forum: General Discussion 12-04-2015, 17:55
Replies: 0
Views: 117
Posted By Ovalteenie
New train franchises - experience?

I regularly travel the East Coast mainline at least once a month. Always liked it over the past few years under public ownership but now Virgin has taken over. Can't say I've noticed a huge...
Forum: General Discussion 12-04-2015, 00:49
Replies: 250
Views: 11,674
Posted By Ovalteenie
Can no longer eat McDonald's and cream cakes with...

Can no longer eat McDonald's and cream cakes with abandon and still stay slim :(

Thinner hair :(

Hair sprouting out of nostrils instead :mad:

Policemen look younger than you :blush:

Shop...
Forum: General Discussion 11-04-2015, 16:36
Replies: 31
Views: 740
Posted By Ovalteenie
Well done him :cool:

Well done him :cool:
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