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The olimpick games are not that different from modern pentathlon with riding, fencing shooting, running and swimming.

 

Cudgels or quarter staff are cooler than those ice picks used in modern fencing sport though. They should have added that as local sports in the last olympics in London.

 

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Events have included the tug of war , gymkhana , shin-

kicking, dwile flonking , motorcycle scrambling, judo, piano smashing, and morris dancing. The British

Olympic Association has recognised the Cotswold Olimpick Games as "the first stirrings of Britain's

Olympic beginnings". [2]

says wikipedia

 

shin kicking :lol:

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Yeah, they really ought to bring Shin kicking back I think. Something thoroughly English about giving a chap a kick in the shins. As well as a slap with a wet fish of course.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9SSOWORzw4

Fish slapping is gaulic!

 

 

 

The fish is fresh! No! Yes! :D

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Cameron and Pigs and weed? Whisky Tango Foxtrot?

 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3242494/Revenge-PM-s-snub-billionaire-funded-Tories-years-sparked-explosive-political-book-decade.html

 

 

But then similarly tasteful rituals are known from french elite schools.

Don't forget that this is in a biography paid for by a rich former Tory supporter who has complained that although he gave the party millions of pounds, Cameron didn't make him a government minister (he really seems to have thought he could buy his way into the government), & that the anonymous informant for that particular morsel doesn't claim to have witnessed it personally.

 

It's not the most reliable source.

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It is mentioned in the dailymail article even. Of course it is hearsay only. But that now instead of some improper extra marital lover this is presented makes you wonder how harsh it has become in british politics. After the child fucking scandal which seems bigger than the belgian one, anything is open game?

 

 

And Really, buying government jobs is so 16th century. :D

 

@urbanoid: inevitable :lol:

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Well apparently they are trying to restrict the powers of the RSPCA to bring prosecutions, so I dont know if there is some connection there. :)

 

Ghost of Richard III seen in Leicester cathedral.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/king-richard-iiis-ghost-caught-6489816#rlabs=50%20p$4

I think the key sentence is this one.

 

'"When I look at the photos on my computer, I lighten and darken the photos, as sometimes that can help the spirits reveal themselves."

 

England is perhaps one of the few places in the world that being barmy is not a social handicap, it can be a living. :)

you don't get Ghost Hunter/Adventures/Haunted collector do you? :D

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Ceuta and Melilla are different, as when they were incorporated to the Crown of Castile there was no Moroccan state, and also they are no colonies. Actually, Navarre was integrated into Spain a few years after Ceuta and Melilla.

 

It seems that Ceuta was expropriated from the Portuguese by "Russification"* during a period when the poor Portuguese were ruled by the indolent Spanish. Tsk. Give it back!

 

* By which I mean the influx of Spaniards into a largely Portuguese city.

 

On the other hand, we should perhaps be giving it back to Byzantium?

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Ceuta and Melilla are different, as when they were incorporated to the Crown of Castile there was no Moroccan state, and also they are no colonies. Actually, Navarre was integrated into Spain a few years after Ceuta and Melilla.

It seems that Ceuta was expropriated from the Portuguese by "Russification"* during a period when the poor Portuguese were ruled by the indolent Spanish. Tsk. Give it back!

 

* By which I mean the influx of Spaniards into a largely Portuguese city.

 

On the other hand, we should perhaps be giving it back to Byzantium?

The Patriarch of Moscow sees himself in direct line with the byzantine church. Friendly green men in an african city soon?

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Ceuta and Melilla are different, as when they were incorporated to the Crown of Castile there was no Moroccan state, and also they are no colonies. Actually, Navarre was integrated into Spain a few years after Ceuta and Melilla.

 

It seems that Ceuta was expropriated from the Portuguese by "Russification"* during a period when the poor Portuguese were ruled by the indolent Spanish. Tsk. Give it back!

 

* By which I mean the influx of Spaniards into a largely Portuguese city.

 

On the other hand, we should perhaps be giving it back to Byzantium?

 

 

Well, we reconquered Brazil from the Dutch, that had conquered it from the Portuguese. And Portugal got to keep it after she became separated from Spain.

 

Now, imagine a world where Rio de Janeiro is a Dutch city. Hint: some impersonation of Marlon Brando in Apocalypse Now could be needed.

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When did the Dutch take Rio? I thought that New Holland was only north-eastern Brazil. Also, it was captured by the Dutch in 1629-35, during the union of the crowns of Spain & Portugal, & recaptured by the Portuguese after Portugal regained its independence, & while it was fighting off Spanish attempts to force Portugal back into the union.

 

Portuguese revolt against union with Spain - 1640.

Expulsion of the Dutch from Brazil - 1645-54.

End of Spanish-Portuguese wars - 1668.

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When did the Dutch take Rio? I thought that New Holland was only north-eastern Brazil. Also, it was captured by the Dutch in 1629-35, during the union of the crowns of Spain & Portugal, & recaptured by the Portuguese after Portugal regained its independence, & while it was fighting off Spanish attempts to force Portugal back into the union.

 

Portuguese revolt against union with Spain - 1640.

Expulsion of the Dutch from Brazil - 1645-54.

End of Spanish-Portuguese wars - 1668.

 

You are right. I got a bit too much carried over, implying the Dutch would have ended conquering all of Brazil.

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What is wrong with wearing uniform in hospital?

 

RAF sergeant in uniform moved by hospital to avoid offending other patients http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/defence/11892935/RAF-sergeant-in-uniform-moved-by-hospital-to-avoid-offending-other-patients.html
Mark Prendeville, who has served in Iraq and Afghanistan, was moved out of sight of other patients by staff at a Kent hospital

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What is wrong with wearing uniform in hospital?

 

RAF sergeant in uniform moved by hospital to avoid offending other patients http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/defence/11892935/RAF-sergeant-in-uniform-moved-by-hospital-to-avoid-offending-other-patients.html

Mark Prendeville, who has served in Iraq and Afghanistan, was moved out of sight of other patients by staff at a Kent hospital

 

With Western press you have to ask yourself what facts they are not telling you and why.

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What is wrong with wearing uniform in hospital?

 

RAF sergeant in uniform moved by hospital to avoid offending other patients http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/defence/11892935/RAF-sergeant-in-uniform-moved-by-hospital-to-avoid-offending-other-patients.html

Mark Prendeville, who has served in Iraq and Afghanistan, was moved out of sight of other patients by staff at a Kent hospital

Nothing. However, if you read the article, a member of staff asked the soldier if he wouldn't mind waiting in a separate room just in case another patient kicked off, because that had happened before.

 

Clearly, the best thing to do in that case would be to throw the other person out to lie dying on the kerb, but as they're not allowed to do that the staff member made the request.

 

Of course, that way lies giving everyone their own waiting room if reduced to the absurd, so the hospital has said it won't happen again.

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Nothing. However, if you read the article, a member of staff asked the soldier if he wouldn't mind waiting in a separate room just in case another patient kicked off, because that had happened before.

 

Clearly, the best thing to do in that case would be to throw the other person out to lie dying on the kerb, but as they're not allowed to do that the staff member made the request.

 

Of course, that way lies giving everyone their own waiting room if reduced to the absurd, so the hospital has said it won't happen again.

 

Why should "another patient" kicked off? Problems with new migrants? Or what?

"Aircraft engineer Mark Prendeville was relocated twice by hospital staff who said his uniform “might upset people” because “we have all kinds of different cultures coming in”.

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Becuase it had happened before? Doesn't matter why, just that it had happened.

 

Accident and Emergency departments tend to be full of morons, often drunk, sometimes drugged, usually too stupid not to have hurt themselves. It's also a regular occurrence for the mentally ill to end up there when they go too far off their meds.

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