Is anybody else fed up of the constant rain? Does anybody remember it raining like this for this length of time in the UK before?

Personally ahve water collecting on the back patio thingy again and wish my bunnies could see daylight but this rain to me, is the longest amount of rainfall over a sustained period that I can remember and I’m from Manchester and live in Swansea which means I am used to sogginess but must admit that I am finding it very depressing all the constant grey skies and heavy rains, am I alone, I think the rain ios causing similar symptoms to SAD.

Manchester

Cities mentioned in this Post: Manchester
Countries mentioned in this Post: United Kingdom, Great Britain

Ladies, what do you think about this? Men, what do you think about this?

Ladies if your man told a male friend that he is a man, and he would be had by any woman if he had the opportunity, even if he was in a relationship; would you think your man had those feelings?

Men if your lady told a woman friend that she would be had by any man if she had the opportunity, even if she was in a relationship; would you think your lady had those feelings?

Are pastes for Indian curries genuine?

You may have come across curry pastes in a jar such as Patak’s.
http://www.pataks.co.uk/
I wonder how genuine these are, are they also used in India proper, or do they make their curries only from Garam Masala ("curry powder")?
Thanks.
Note that I’m not talking about red and green pastes for Thai curries.

Countries mentioned in this Post: India

This is definitely a bad sign right?? (story below)

I went on a date with this guy this past sat. We went to dinner and then to a lounge. I know that I had a blast, he claimed that he did as well. While he was driving me near my home, he asks if i would like to come to his house. I said "for what? thank you for driving me near my house, have a good night" then on Monday i texted him a friendly note saying "hello, how are you he said hes doing well and asked if i was free the following evening to come over to his house for dinner. I said "i dont feel comfortable with that" he said "thats understandable" then i proposed this on purpose to see his response. i said "Hey, X-Men origins comes out this friday I have been looking forward to seeing it" he replies by saying "oh yeah! i want to see it too. i let you know" when he said this i was like "LOL thats funny hes unsure if he can take me out to the movies..but he sure can invite me to his house" Was I right in thinking this, and not going to his house? Should I even continue dating him?

Are there any home ‘cures’ that members could tell me about for alleviating the onset of a cold?

In the past I always opted for the sterilising effect of something like a whisky or brandy in the hope that at that tickly nasal/throat stage that always precedes a cold the alcohol would kill off the bugs. Alas I always succumbed to a full blown cold. I know that colds are caused by a virus and that my strategy was probably flawed at the outset. I also took high dose vitamin C tablets. This last time I did nothing apart from taking the vitamin C and the symptoms were extremely mild. I am now wondering whether the alcoholic drink ‘remedy’ may have exacerbated the infection by damaging the mucosa in my throat and facilitated infection by the virus. Of course it may all be one big coincidence. I’m not wishing another cold on myself but I shall repeat the test next time!!
I know we shouldn’t be giving out medical advice on this site, however, I’m just asking for peoples’ observations or anecdotal or published accounts. I promise not to hold anybody responsible for anything they say!!

Do you love your neighbor? Do you know who your neighbor is?

27 And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself.
28 And he said unto him, Thou hast answered right: this do, and thou shalt live.
29 But he, willing to justify himself, said unto Jesus, And who is my neighbour?
30 And Jesus answering said, A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead.
31 And by chance there came down a certain priest that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side.
32 And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side.
33 But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him,
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Jerusalem

Cities mentioned in this Post: Jericho, Jerusalem
Countries mentioned in this Post: Israel

Now you know why I had to be 6’8" and built to last, had to chase a lot of boys away from the house!

I told one boyfriend on the first date, while looking him directly in his eyes, "my daughter is not 18 yet, for your safety bring her back here the same way she left" "You don’t even have to worry about making it to jail if those are not your intentions" Yes sir was the only thing he could get out while I had him by his little throat. Poor fella, he never asked her out again,never saw him again. My daughter was sure puzzled, I was tickled to death, LMAO

How much water am I wasting?

Given that water is soon likely to become as scarce and fought-over as oil, I dislike wasting water.

It irks me that if I want to wash up I have to let the hot tap run until the cold water in the pipes has cleared and hot water flows through.

Multiply my typical wastage by a fair proportion of the 14 million or so households in Britain, then multiply that again by 365 days a year and I am sure the total is staggering. But Maths and me are two rarely acquainted bedfellows – hence the plea for help.

My kitchen is downstairs. My boiler / hot water tank is upstairs.

Two things:

A) I am useless at maths and

B) I have normal diameter copper pipes and the run from hot water tank down to kitchen sink is about 45 feet. Call it 15 metres.

So how much water is there in the pipework that I have to let run down the plughole and waste away several times a day?

It’d probably make more sense to have two tanks and two heaters – so there’d be short runs to the kitchen sink and also to the bathroom and shower.

At the moment all I can sensibly do is use the ‘run ‘off’ to fill watering cans etc. And with my handkerchief sized garden there’s a limit to how much the plants can drink, keen as they are to help.

Countries mentioned in this Post: Britain

I screwed up my relationship with this girl because of parents.

I liked this girl at school and we spent a lot of time together for the past 4 months. We weren’t going out, but we both liked each other. Recently, I told her I was going to stay away from her because rumors spread throughout the school and reached her parents. Her parents are pretty strict, so I was preventing the trouble. Now, she won’t even talk to me and glares at me all day. I tried apologizing, but her response was "I don’t care now because I have no feelings for you anyway." I did it to prevent her from getting screwed by her parents and I did so much for her. I’m giving her space right now and avoiding her. I still like her, so what should I do?

Ok, what would you think if you were in my position? Please read below…

My boyfriend and I have been together for 2 years, and I love him so much. But lately I have noticed that things between us are really "distant". I mean for about the past 2 months he has spent every weekend down at his sister’s house, and he has been complaining about the "intamacy" a lot lately. I have mentioned the distant feeling to him a little while ago and he brushed it off, I also been BEGGING for us to go out, just us for a while and he always comes up with excuses. Then what really ticked me off is that this past weekend was my daughter’s birthday, and he bailed out to once again go down to his sister’s and didn’t come to her party. She was heartbroken. Her real father hasn’t been anything to her her whole life and she ADORES my boyfriend and it really hurt her for him not to be apart of her special day. He has been gone now for 4 days, no phone calls from him. When I finally got fed up enough to call down at his sister’s house, he kept hanging up on me everytime I

Do you believe some people are really just meant to be alone?

And do you think there is anything wrong with someone who choses to live their life alone? I’ve known people who have lived their lives without getting married or having children and they seemed perfectly happy and the ones who are still alive seem fine. Do you feel like there is pressure in our society in general to get married or find a partner and start a family or is this just local pressure? I do live in a small town.

throwing a snowball is assault!? – yesterday i was released after signing my agreement to a caution, it states that i assaulted a constable in the execution of his duty CONTRARY TO SECTION 89(1) OF THE POLICE ACT 1996.

i had turned around and saw a police van and threw my snowball. it went straight threw ans open window and hit the constable in the face. I was immediately cuffed and spent the night in jail. I stupidly answered questions in my interview in which i confirmed that i had ‘thrown a snowball at the constable’. but did add that i had no malicious intent.
i still am within my 3 days allowed for me to disagree to the caution (contract) which in reading seems more severe than originally implied by the officers who had detailed it -no i didn’t get to read it first.
i would at least like an explanation of the assault to be included. ie, with a snowball!!
but if no harm is caused, nor likely or even possible to be caused is it an assault as they claim?
i was also told this was a temporary (conditional) caution however there is no mention on it of such. any quick advise would be appreciated.
BTW everyone (except the offended officer) was amused by the proceedings.

whats more they also found what in fact were 4 ginseng tablets in my wallet, which they have presumed to be drugs and are awaiting test results, i am therefore on bail for this also.

In the past few years, some major cities have had great tragic events, could this be from God?

The first to mind is 9/11, but what about others. All the hurricans that hit the sin filled cities, New Orleans for example. How about the number of fires in the state of Califorina. I am sure many more events of this sort can be named. Could this be a sign of the end, proclaimed in the book of Revelation. Also why is there such a need by the world to stop Christian networks, and at the same time, a calling from the Christians to spread the true message given to us by Jesus, to be ever more important now? Many even here are open to proclaiming their beliefs, in hope to find others. Is God talking to this sinful world in an attempt to give one last warning, and to give all a chance to be saved in His son’s name? PRAY for others to see the truth God is so openly telling us. I know this is to my views extreme, but is not this the heart of this question?

New Orleans

Cities mentioned in this Post: New Orleans
Countries mentioned in this Post: Louisiana

Do you agree or disagree with the Supreme Court ruling regarding the "Bong Hits for Jesus" banner?

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court tightened limits on student speech Monday, ruling against a high school student and his 14-foot-long "Bong Hits 4 Jesus" banner.

A blow for First Amendment rights? Or upholding a reasonable request by the principal to not advocate illegal drug use?

Story:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/19414576/

WASHINGTON

Cities mentioned in this Post: WASHINGTON
Countries mentioned in this Post: United States

Is there full rights for Women in Islam?

Islam and women.

Muhammad wrote in the Sura 4:3 that it is unlawful to have more than four wives, but he had more than four. Muslim scholar Ali Dashti lists 22 women in Muhammad’s life, including 16 wives. He also stole his adopted son’s wife Zaynab and made her his own. One wife, Aesha, was only eight or nine years old when he took her to bed.

Female Muslims must be covered head to foot like Muhammad’s women who needed it in the desert sun and sand.

Women are treated bad in Islam. Let’s look at the Quran, Sura 4:34:

Men are the managers of the affairs of women…Those you fear may be rebellious–admonish; banish them to their couches and beat them.

Muslim women can be kept prisioners in their own homes and denied the right to go outside the house if the husband orders. They can’t even vote in some countries. In Iran they must carry written permission from their husbands to go outside the house. In Saudi Arabia, they are prohibited from driving a car. When some women in Saudia Arabia drove cars in the fall of 1990, they were castigated from every direction and admonished not to talk to Western reporters. One woman said, "The issue is not driving. It is that here in Saudi Arabia, I exist as a person from the bellybutton to the knees."

Countries mentioned in this Post: Islamic Republic of Iran, Saudi Arabia

HELP, lost lug nut key

HELP!!!! Hi, I have a Honda Civic. I have lost the 7 point wheel lug nut key. No one has been able to get it off. I have been every place I know to go and called everyone that has been recommend to me. Everyone has been very nice and tried to get my wheel off . As I was told, the tire has 3 bubbles on the inside and is not safe to drive. I am 400 miles away from home at my dad’s. This is Fri. nite and I have classes Mon. AM. Is there anyone out there that knows how to get my wheel off without damaging my rim. Thanks so much for any positive info.

Can anyone recommend a weather station to buy for a school?

A group of parents want to buy a weather station for a school as a leaving gift. All the weather stations I have seen now seem to be automated with self-emptying rain gauges and all the weather info downloaded automatically to computer. Does anyone know where we can buy an ‘old fashioned’ manual one where the children have to read the measurements and record the information?