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General discussion / Re: 11-Plus Proposal
« on: Today at 12:37:24 PM »
Primary schools classes have children of all abilities in them and the teacher has to tailor his/her planning and delivery of lesson to ensure that the needs of all are met. It is hard, hard work.
Grammar schools, by selecting the best academically, avoid this heavy lifting. The teach to the class as a whole all day long with no differentiation. Much much easier

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General discussion / Re: 11-Plus Proposal
« on: May 29, 2020, 05:59:41 PM »
Will be very interesting to see how they work there entry criteria .
What happens school transport ?
If a pupil lives further than 5 miles from the school but within 2 miles of a local secondary will they still be entitled to a free bus pass now the school is no longer classified as a grammar by its own entry criteria ?
Massive can of worms that ...

Hopefully the beginning of the end of academic selection

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General discussion / Re: 11-Plus Proposal
« on: May 29, 2020, 05:50:49 PM »
Letís hope the pressure is exerted on those individuals who make up the Boards of Governors of the remaining grammar schools.

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General discussion / Re: Gardening
« on: May 25, 2020, 01:39:10 AM »
Anyone any solution to eradicating weeds growing through tarmac?

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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: May 18, 2020, 05:59:38 PM »
That's ok, and thank you. He should indeed let it go.

 Agreed!!! We all have said things we later regretted. Youíve apologised. That should be the end of the matter IMO

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General discussion / Re: Gardening
« on: May 15, 2020, 09:59:22 PM »
Went to buy a couple of pigs last week to be told that quite a number of people have bought to keep for 3 or 4 months before they go to the slaughterhouse. People with a small piece of ground had the time to throw up a fence and electric wire and go from there.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Joe Brolly
« on: May 15, 2020, 09:55:15 PM »
It's a marvelous stroke of genius, the virtual United Ireland strategy to replace the real thing, which is a bit more complicated.
"Let's just empathically deny that NI is an integral part of the United Kingdom.
Never ever allude to the fact that NI is in the UK, Never Never Never,".

To bring it back to Joe, as Joe must be tearing his hair out at the sight of Big Sean taking over his thread.  What would Joe say about the reaction to Big Seanīs off the cuff remark?

We should start a Sean Cavanagh thread. That would really piss him off.

If you do, my personal favourite is claiming to not know the words of Black and Tans or any republican song and him grew up in Coalisland.
What makes you think every nationalist should know the Black and Tans lyrics off by heart?
 I donít because I had no interest in learning them.

You're not welcome in their Ireland then. All nationalists need to be Celtic supporting, Wolfe tone singing, British hating knuckle dragging neanderthals.

If you lads are sitting here telling me you don't recognise the song, or even the chorus come out you black and tans....or even any chord to any Nationalist/Republican song (which is what Cavanagh claims) In the words of Homeland's Saul Berensen, I believe you.

Nobody else will.
Recognising the tune and knowing the chorus or part of is different to knowing every single line of it.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Joe Brolly
« on: May 15, 2020, 12:59:21 PM »
It's a marvelous stroke of genius, the virtual United Ireland strategy to replace the real thing, which is a bit more complicated.
"Let's just empathically deny that NI is an integral part of the United Kingdom.
Never ever allude to the fact that NI is in the UK, Never Never Never,".

To bring it back to Joe, as Joe must be tearing his hair out at the sight of Big Sean taking over his thread.  What would Joe say about the reaction to Big Seanīs off the cuff remark?

We should start a Sean Cavanagh thread. That would really piss him off.

If you do, my personal favourite is claiming to not know the words of Black and Tans or any republican song and him grew up in Coalisland.
What makes you think every nationalist should know the Black and Tans lyrics off by heart?
 I donít because I had no interest in learning them. 

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General discussion / Re: Car Problems!!
« on: May 12, 2020, 10:25:41 PM »
I have a Honda CR-V 2014 which has the idle stop start using the clutch. ( hope someone knows what I am on about ). Anyway,  it stopped working and the problem was traced back to the battery which needed replaced. The mechanic said something along the lines of ...the stop start clutch thing has to learn the voltage before it begins to work with the new battery. In the meantime it is not working at junctions they way it did previously.
Anyone understand what I am on about and if so does it take a while before the new battery is able to operate the stop start clutch ???


It may need to be reset/calibrated using a computer with Honda diagnostic software. It is also vital that the mechanic fitted a battery with identical ratings as the previous.

The guy who fixed it specialises in motor electrics and he is aware of the stop start system. He didnít say that it needed to be reset so Iím hoping that it will sort itself out. He did say something about it having to learn the voltage or something.

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General discussion / Re: Car Problems!!
« on: May 12, 2020, 09:01:23 PM »
I have a Honda CR-V 2014 which has the idle stop start using the clutch. ( hope someone knows what I am on about ). Anyway,  it stopped working and the problem was traced back to the battery which needed replaced. The mechanic said something along the lines of ...the stop start clutch thing has to learn the voltage before it begins to work with the new battery. In the meantime it is not working at junctions they way it did previously.
Anyone understand what I am on about and if so does it take a while before the new battery is able to operate the stop start clutch ???

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General discussion / Re: Gardening
« on: May 12, 2020, 06:58:44 PM »
https://www.frjonesandson.co.uk/#sqr:(q%5BStihl%20kombi%20%5D)

I dealt with this crowd at the start of the year. Very competitive prices and free delivery to the occupied state

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General discussion / Re: Gardening
« on: May 12, 2020, 01:08:50 PM »
I bought the Stihl  94 Kombi system with the hedge trimmer and pole pruner attachments. Pricy but well worth it. Other attachments available as well.

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General discussion / Re: Teachers get it handy!
« on: May 08, 2020, 05:48:52 PM »
What's happening with the transfer test then??

You can be sure that the grammars will push it back until the new year. Primary schools wil have to reschedule their plans to accommodate this as they will be expected to by parents to help their children prepare for the test. Xmas concerts will not go ahead , planned primary school sporting events will have to be postponed/ rescheduled. All this on top of the endless stress that the pupils and parents will have to endure due to the fact that a group of people (Boards of Governors) sat in a room one evening and decided that they didnít want pupils of lesser academic ability into their school.
Absolute disgraceful attitude and power that they should not have!! All this supported by the DUP minister

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General discussion / Re: Things your other half does that annoy you
« on: April 30, 2020, 06:41:14 PM »
Show of hands: How many of you have had to explain that the dirty side of the dishes have to face inward so the jets can clean them? I've lost count of the number of times I've had to put dishes back in the right way around because they didn't get cleaned the first time.

I would have explained it if I had known it. I know now

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General discussion / Re: Male Grooming
« on: April 20, 2020, 06:11:20 PM »
All this talk about cutting hair. Shave the head and be done with it. I shave mine most days.

Thatís it. Short, back and sandpaper the way to go these days.

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