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jdoggy

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Age: 62 years
Member Since: on Sep 21, 2017 at 18:00:34
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jdoggy
jdoggy
M 62 United-Kingdom
Thank you Helenk, I'm happy you can still find some brightness and colour in life. Tony57's words are i'm sure a wish we all share for you, your family, friends and your Country. Well said Tony57. Helenk I wish you peace and happiness
on Nov 16, 2017 at 15:56:31
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jdoggy
jdoggy
M 62 United-Kingdom
Great snapshot, you see I thought all you guys were lumberjacks, drove snowmobiles and had Moose as pets

I'll have a cuppa soon and will think of you cleaning up the moo.. er.. cat hair!

Got a bit confused here thought i was replying to sojo50's post but it looks like the posts are all sequential.
Sorree newbie error
on Nov 14, 2017 at 14:54:49
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jdoggy
jdoggy
M 62 United-Kingdom
I'd like to invite you all to share some thing about where you are from. To give us an image of your life as it is happening. We all come from different parts of the world and how we go about our lives and manage our home and work life.

Well I suppose I should start. This will probably be the most boring entry in this thread

I live in Central England, Its autumn (fall) here, leaves are changing colour and droppping in the cold wind. It is the coldest night so far, -1 deg centigrade. it gets dark earlier in winter in the northern hemisphere 4:30pm and its dark and cold and windy. I cooked roast lamb, potatoes and vegetables for dinner this evening. (i do all the cooking, washing and cleaning as i'm the carer for my wife who is disabled, makes a change from I.T engineer which I did for a living before full time caring)

This week will be a mixture of hospital appointments, dog walking (see my photos) shopping and housework. I hope to get some drawing or painting done if time permits, I go to an Art club every week and we hope to have an exhibition and I need one or two good pieces to enter.

Christmas is on the horizon so I should be thinking about planning for this great occasion. (in England Christmas is very commercial, the TV is full of Advertisments for things to buy, the shops have so many goods that are produced just for this one Christian festival) everyone buys lots of food because the shops are (mostly) closed for two whole days!

well that's it for now (told you it would be boring) come on its your turn now
on Nov 12, 2017 at 16:30:21
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jdoggy
jdoggy
M 62 United-Kingdom
Hi
I recently went to a garden open day. I was blown away by the garden, the family who owned the property must have spent thousands on modelling it. I could never afford to do something like that.

One aspect really stood out. Cloud Trees. I'm not sure of the type of tree they used but they were shaped into masses of foliage at the tips of bare limbs. They were about 6M tall and looked stunning. I googled 'cloud trees' and it seems they a a style of topiary rather than a tree type. it might not be your thing but if I was in the market for an ornamental tree (and a wow factor) i'd go for one (or 2)
on Nov 11, 2017 at 16:32:40
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jdoggy
jdoggy
M 62 United-Kingdom
As a British observer i will give my opinion carefully because this is a very sensitive subject.

As I understand it some players are acknowledging the playing of the US anthem differently to draw attention to some issues of equality in treatment of law enforcement. I don't believe they are disrespecting their flag or country (they are not ignoring the Anthem just paying their respects differently)

Their issue if with disrespect of section 1 of the 14th amendment by some members of the police forces.

FYI Section 1 14th amendment goes something like this...

All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

As the NFL players do not have regular access to podiums and country wide TV coverage and in any case are not hired on there oratory skills I think their response to the perceived failings of some of their countrymen is gallant and dignified.

Sorry for the long reply, but you did ask
on Sep 30, 2017 at 15:32:56
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jdoggy
jdoggy
M 62 United-Kingdom
Hi All, I'm a new member and was looking through the topics and one thing struck me. If the replies cover more than a page its a pain to trudge through them all to see how the conversation is developing.

So...

How about tweaking the list, leave the original post at the top, list the replies in last posted order AND making the pages longer so its easier to scan down the replies. maybe it would encourage members to engage with the thread of the conversation easier?
on Sep 29, 2017 at 18:43:08
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jdoggy
jdoggy
M 62 United-Kingdom
I think its fear of making a loss. production costs are so high and the risk of not returning a profit has driven them to rely on tried and tested story lines. Once returning a small box office profit was considered a success with (then VHS) dvd and TV returns topping up the profits. To many investors and distribution lines all requiring to make substantial money on top of the studios profits

Making an original high cost film is a great risk to (look at John Carter of Mars and Valerian) both classic stories retold quite faithfully to the original idea. Torn apart by the critics (who in my opinion don't know diddly).

The chances of sending a really original script to a producer and seeing it on screen must now be very small, unless you wrap it around a suitcase full of cash.
on Sep 29, 2017 at 18:25:46
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