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  • #4300

    jess
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    You probably don’t want to hear this but the only way to be sure is to go to A&E.

    As you have said, you probably haven’t broken anything, but, as you also say, “but I’m not sure what I’ve done”

    If you go to A&E the annoying thing will be that as your condition is not life threatening you could be there for ages, and there is a chance all they will say is just rest it and take pain killers, but at least you will have peace of mind.

    All the best.

  • #4161

    jess
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    @lovely I don’t think it’s possible to judge the independence of a woman by relative earnings or by shares of household chores. It’s a state of mind, not of bank balance or who is pushing the hoover.

  • #4151

    jess
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    While I am not financially independent I am very independent in that I don’t do the little woman thing very well.
    I am very straight I say what I think I was once told I communicated like a man It was Intended as a compliment i did not really feel it was.
    I lived most of my life with my husband away so I am used to sorting stuff without reference to anyone, that’s made for interesting moments since he’s retired.

    @connie Imagine what a problem that causes with the wives of armed service officers

    Away for up to two years at a stretch, then come home and expect to continue barking orders to a wife who has managed absolutely everything without him.

    It made for some great arguments in our house when I was growing up!!

  • #4134

    jess
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    @connie I don’t think anyone doubts that he was dumb to put it on twitter but that has very little to do with whether he capable of managing a football team.

    That the joke “revealed his lack of respect for women” is just a product of your imagination and prejudices. Like Mr.Neville, most men have wives,partners, and /or sisters and daughters who they love and respect but many of them will also make bad taste jokes about women. It says sweet FA about their respect for women but, nowadays, quite a lot about their views on the wilfully offended.

  • #4130

    jess
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    Plus no it is not black humour or irony, both of which I “get” and enjoy.

    It was a misogynist joke in extremely bad taste, that revealed him as a complete arse, and is quite informative about his character. Since he obviously expected that his audience/followers consisted of similar arses who would find the joke funny, it is also revealing about them.

    It is also not about intelligence, but about attitudes to women, and a general sense of decency that should tell you whether a joke is on or not.

    I’m sorry but you clearly do not get it! Also you do not know the context with which it was written by him so how you can judge him on it is beyond me.

    There are loads of scenarios where he might have written that as a private joke, for example, say he’d been having a chat in the changing room and said something which someone else misheard as “just battered the wife”. They all had a laugh about how it was misheard and how random a thin g it would have been to say. Later he then writes on twitterbook “Just battered the wife”, knowing his mates would get the joke.

    The above scenario is one of hundreds of possibilities, it does not tell you anything about his attitude to women.

    If you don’t get that then as I say, you don’t get it.

  • #4089

    jess
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    I was under the impression that cows have to produce a calf every year to keep giving milk. So in order to ensure as long as possible a lactation period they have always been pregnant throughout? It was certainly the case when my grandfather who was a small farmer was keeping milking cows in the 1950s. Other factors, mainly the widespread use of hormones in cattle in the US are much more likely to affect humans. The study was conducted in the States I think where they do not have our restrictions on the use of hormones. I admit I have been out of touch with the nuts of bolts of dairy farming for a bit, would anybody with up-to-date knowledge please give their opinion?

  • #4079

    jess
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    metatarsalgia just means pain in the metatarsal region, so more a description than a diagnosis…

  • #4061

    jess
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    @supersoccerfan I don’t think frightened, he just doesn’t want to lose. Losing hurts more than winning please him I think.

    Liverpool are an awful team this year compared to other years. They’ve no midfield and Cann is off soon. Attacking they are great but behind that there’s a very weak team. Until they sign a keeper worthy of being at a top premiership team I’d be surprised if they made the champions league. They should have signed Schmeichel last summer.

  • #4057

    jess
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    I think it would be crazy to sack him.

    He gets results, we’re back in the CL, won a European trophy.

    City are better than us this year, we need a few more players but I think he’s building a strong team.

    I also don’t like sacking managers. City have spent hundreds of millions on an already strong team. Ignore a few draws, the loss to Huddersfield and we’d have a good points total. We’ve not done well enough against top teams but the weak performance against Liverpool was most dissappointing. Since then we’ve been OK but lost Pogba through injury then the ban. He’s a huge loss to the team.

    Mourinho has issues with manmanagement but he’s also improved a few players, Young and Lingard two obvious ones but I think Martial is a better all round player. Rashford is coming on but misses too many chances at the moment.

    Dyche is way too soon. Fergie had won trophies and had 5-6 years of top level experience.

    And yes second is acceptable. You don’t sack someone for not winning a title. We need to be in contention, but City have been incredible this year.

  • #4296

    jess
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    Don’t take stuff which wasn’t prescribed for you.

    Ask your GP for a referral to a physio; a few years ago I had shocking sciatica which lasted months and ended up having physio (as well as pills) which really helped.

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