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Get the gun

by PeWi Mon Apr 24th, 2006 at 09:02:34 PM EST

I am in a fowl mood today. Wife 300 miles away and I am told my job will finish at the end of June. BASTARDS!

So, I am reading all these Diaries about divisive issues and that gets me thinking, and I have to agree with those that say, petrol tax is not really a problem, at least that can be discussed rationally. There are however aspects that are so divisive that it becomes funny again.


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So, what is your favourite divisive issue, when you discuss matters with your Ami friend?
. Gun ownership 14%
. Religion 42%
. Car tax 0%
. Bush 14%
. Irony 28%

Votes: 7
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Sorry if this might turn out to be an American bashing diary, again, but as I said my American is 300 miles away, she cannot protect you!
by PeWi on Mon Apr 24th, 2006 at 09:02:57 PM EST
As for me, I think I like all of these divisive issues, religion, politics, taxation, apart from gun ownership. That's where for me rationality ends.
by PeWi on Mon Apr 24th, 2006 at 09:04:59 PM EST
Well, at least there's nothing chicken about you.
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Tue Apr 25th, 2006 at 03:35:28 AM EST
No, as my Line-manager had to discover...
by PeWi on Tue Apr 25th, 2006 at 05:41:50 PM EST
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Hey PeWi! I had seen your comment in an open thread about the kids program you just put on, and wanted to hear more about that, as it sounded great. But this news SUCKS...very sorry to hear that. Hope you can land another job quickly!

"Once in awhile we get shown the light, in the strangest of places, if we look at it right" - Hunter/Garcia
by whataboutbob on Tue Apr 25th, 2006 at 04:02:56 AM EST
Yes, it is very annoying, indeed.

here are some happier snaps from the event.


I particularly like the face painting...

and some Bollywood dancing warm up.

by PeWi on Tue Apr 25th, 2006 at 06:12:58 PM EST
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Hey PiWi ! Sorry to hear your news; I know all too well how it feels to be away from your partner. Distance is tricky to manage when it comes to relationships but my personal experience is that it is not a deal-breaker. Hope everything will turn out for the best.

When through hell, just keep going. W. Churchill
by Agnes a Paris on Tue Apr 25th, 2006 at 04:27:16 AM EST
in your nickname, PeWi.

When through hell, just keep going. W. Churchill
by Agnes a Paris on Tue Apr 25th, 2006 at 04:27:44 AM EST
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Not to worry, it is just the abbreviation for my pseudonym, so no real harm done. (-:
by PeWi on Tue Apr 25th, 2006 at 05:42:41 PM EST
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No thanks to iChat we have nightly video conferences.... It is good to see, not just talk, the modern technology is such a joy! I honestly wouldn;t know what to do without it... (Spend more time reading books, I suppose)
by PeWi on Tue Apr 25th, 2006 at 05:44:19 PM EST
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My favourite divisive issue, the one I like to get into fights with my friends about, is definitely "Hard-Left vs Left: which is better?". (nb: hard-left being my way of describing anything ranging from looney left to vehement anti-globalisation/capitalism)
by Alex in Toulouse on Tue Apr 25th, 2006 at 08:09:27 AM EST
way to vent, pewi!

is your 'fowl' mood related to avian flu?

you can come and be a willing worker on an organic farm if you can't find something more remunerative!

maybe this loss will lead to a greater gain, as can often be the way.

chin up!

as for divisive issues...

monogamy?!?

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Tue Apr 25th, 2006 at 09:46:46 AM EST
Sorry, melo I have brown thumbs, and believe in slash -n- burn gardening.
Where is your farm?
by PeWi on Tue Apr 25th, 2006 at 06:14:37 PM EST
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funny you say that, there is a lot of slahing and burning to do, but not now the leaves are out.

that's best done when the leaves are off.

i sure have some impressive brush piles to burn from all the therapeutic slashing i did.

umbria, italy.

brown thumbs are good for s&b!

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Wed Apr 26th, 2006 at 07:12:38 PM EST
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va bene, Haven't been to Umbria, My in-laws used to do Painting holidays in Tuscany and we travelled with them in their last year. I have to get back to Italy, but Paris first and then Hungary and Zimbabwe for this year (somehow...)
by PeWi on Wed Apr 26th, 2006 at 07:29:36 PM EST
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Thanks, everybody for the thumbs up. I have send off one application already (also to be closer to the wife again) and it should be easy to find something in her town. They have an unemployment rate approaching 1%. but how many in the arts and/or fundraising?
by PeWi on Tue Apr 25th, 2006 at 06:16:41 PM EST


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