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    dumbat got a reaction from Blanka in finding a father figure at 22?   
    CBT will most likely involve planning and sticking to a routine.
    I would suggest reading Dr Jordan Peterson`s Books.
    "Twelve Rules For Life: An antidote to Chaos."
    and 
    "Beyond order: Twelve More  Rules For Life: "
    They aren`t just self help books.
    He addresses your point that "I feel like in our generation most fathers are either absent or not masculine enough so many men are forced to look to others for guidance"
    This is one of the reason that he wrote these books.
    Another thing that will help is to read biographies of successful men or watch documentaries and interviews.
    Joe Rogan`s JRE isn`t a bad place to start.  
     
    Learning a martial art would also be a good idea. Discipline , fitness and self respect.
     
     
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    dumbat got a reaction from Alex12340 in Shoulder Pains   
    If these are O.K. then do DB chest press.
    Look for "Healthy shoulders" exercises, 
     
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    dumbat reacted to sean m in finding a father figure at 22?   
    I'd guess 22, it's in the title. 
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    dumbat got a reaction from Blanka in finding a father figure at 22?   
    CBT will most likely involve planning and sticking to a routine.
    I would suggest reading Dr Jordan Peterson`s Books.
    "Twelve Rules For Life: An antidote to Chaos."
    and 
    "Beyond order: Twelve More  Rules For Life: "
    They aren`t just self help books.
    He addresses your point that "I feel like in our generation most fathers are either absent or not masculine enough so many men are forced to look to others for guidance"
    This is one of the reason that he wrote these books.
    Another thing that will help is to read biographies of successful men or watch documentaries and interviews.
    Joe Rogan`s JRE isn`t a bad place to start.  
     
    Learning a martial art would also be a good idea. Discipline , fitness and self respect.
     
     
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    dumbat got a reaction from Kazza61 in Need a new series to watch   
    Thanks Kazza, just watched it; hysterical,   Bob Odenkirk  is such a good actor for parts like this.
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    dumbat reacted to Kazza61 in Need a new series to watch   
    Just watched Nobody this afternoon. It's bloody brilliant!
     
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    dumbat reacted to MickeyE in How does a variable rate mortgage work?   
    All I'd say is make sure you go to a solicitor and have a deed of trust drawn up that specifies and protects any deposit you personally put down. 
    I know a lot of people don't like to think of splitting up and all that, but without a deed of trust if something goes wrong with the relationship down the line, she'll be legally entitled to walk away with half of the proceeds from the sale of any new house.
    44 is fuk all in age getting a mortgage these days. You'll probably be able to get 30 years if you wanted.
     
     
     
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    dumbat got a reaction from Kazza61 in How does a variable rate mortgage work?   
    Oh yes, the whole negative equity nightmare.
    Thankfully that is all a thing of the past for me now.
    Cant trust a fat banker further than one can throw them. 
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    dumbat got a reaction from EpicSquats in How does a variable rate mortgage work?   
    A variable mortgage will follow the current base rate plus a percentage.
    So the most important thing is the additional percentage levied on your mortgage.
    My mortgage was base rate +0 .25 %  which was an excellent deal until Prudential decided to rip me off approx £23000 due to the crash in 2008, I had an endowment mortgage which should have been the ideal choice had the banks not decided to shaft the country and  the Government to then bend over and bail the  cnuts out.
    My endowment "fell short" by £23000. 
    So with an interest only it will be base which is currently 0.1% plus whatever the lender want to charge .
    Mortgages have to be much more flexible these days so it should be easy to swap to a better deal if the one you choose turns out to be unsuitable . 
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    dumbat got a reaction from DirtyWaffle in Weak Joints   
    Yes video your self to check form.
    Most "joint pain" is actually tendons and ligament damage.
    Warm up before workouts, do some activation exercises but don`t stretch; stretching is best done afterwards and on rest days.  
    For squats and deadlifts this is a good video : 
    The Whisky is optional 
    If you experience pain then de- load. 
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    dumbat reacted to Kazza61 in HRH Phil the Greek condolence page   
    I’ve just read that Prince Philip died in the Queen’s arms. How’s that for double standards- rest of us haven’t been allowed in a pub for months!
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    dumbat got a reaction from OptimumPT in Pork - Good Value   
    Pork is often found in the reduced section and is marked down well as a fair few people wont or cant eat it due to their believes.
    My favourite is with a sweet sour sauce .
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    dumbat got a reaction from anotherandy in wasted so much of my life being depressed.   
     
     
    Also watch as much of Jordan`s presentations and podcasts as possible.  
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    dumbat got a reaction from MickeyE in Any ex muscletalk guys here?   
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    dumbat reacted to vetran in Wanna get myself cut for the beach   
    If you want to get cut for the beach come and see me 

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    dumbat got a reaction from BUFFMAN in Anyone have any experience with redundancy?   
    I would try and contact the HR department myself, should be able to find a number or Email easily enough.
    Just to verify the details of the redundancy, cant do  any harm, just be really polite
    Its their duty to ensure that things go smoothly.
    Sounds a bit  lackadaisical; have you received any written information  ? 
    As for exact terms of redundancy I can`t help you as it was years ago that I was last made redundant.
    Wishing you well with it mate, its never a good situation and causes an awkward atmosphere in the work place leading up to proceedings.
    Not meaning to be condescending but try and see it as an opportunity to progress onto some better, at least with redundancy you leave with a small amount of money to keep ticking over for a while.
    This is going to be happening a lot this year, we haven't really started to see the true financial  effect of Covid etc. yet .
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    dumbat reacted to lewdylewd in Painting UPVC Windows   
    I always get bogged down in DIY projects that never get finished or get finished 12 months later, so my approach may not be the best, however I tend to think anything that needs done in the house that doesn’t require an apprenticeship or proper qualifications I’m probably just as well doing it myself, If I follow clear instructions I can probably do it just as well as anyone who would come out and do it. Even if you have to do it again in a few years it’s still cheaper than paying someone that may or may not do a better job.
    But as mentioned don’t take my advice my house is constantly filled with half complete DIY jobs, and I’d be much better shelling out a few hundred quid to get someone else to do it. Just my mentality, I won’t pay someone to do something I can do myself.
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    dumbat got a reaction from M73 in Painting UPVC Windows   
    Thanks @M73 
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    dumbat reacted to Kazza61 in Painting UPVC Windows   
    I doubt there's a website out there that could have given us better impartial advice than you have @M73. Many thanks indeed. 
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    dumbat reacted to M73 in Painting UPVC Windows   
    No mate, I used a company down in Birmingham that specialises in such paints, I also invested in a HVLP spray gun and a awful awful lot of practice.  I knew a guy who had a upvc company and I used go pic up a few old frames they had ripped out and practiced on them until competent and then took them to the tip. Be aware an old mate of mine got one of his rental houses sprayed and they fooked the door up by using the wrong paint, it bulged and a big bubble swelled up on door as it reacted to the paint. Like every approach to everything in life do the proper research and don't go down the cheap bodgit and scarper route lol. I still get approached for spraying work but turn it down as busy,  but I am planning on spinning a few properties over so I will probably spray the windows on them to tart them up to sell on.  Also most companies offer a 10 year guarantee on the sprayed frames, which is bollocks. As when I set up the guarantee is backed by the paint supplier and if you read the small print it's only backed if all the application process is correct. So they could wriggle out quite easily if the paint flakes off 8 years down the line. The problem I found out was when warm windy dusty ECT, a lot of contaminants can stick to the frame if not cleaned and tac ragged properly and the paint is only as good as to what it's adderd too. That's just all my take on it guys. But like said mine 3 years down the line is still as good as day I sprayed 
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    dumbat got a reaction from Kazza61 in Painting UPVC Windows   
    I have been looking into this myself, I want to spruce up my old UVPC frames.
    There is a fair bit of contradicting advice about.
    This looks like a likely solution 
    https://www.zinsseruk.com/howto/paint-plastic-upvc/
    https://www.zinsseruk.com/product/allcoat-exterior-gloss/
     
    Is this the paint you used M73 ? 
    This paint needs to still  be flexible after it has dried so Epoxy , which was my first idea, doesn`t sound suitable.
    I can see that the old frames will need to be "keyed" to allow the paint to adhere.
    A bit daunting as its one of those no stepping back jobs. 
    Also is there a clear coat that can be applied over the paint to make it more durable? I am thinking of a UV resistant Polyurethane or similar? 
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    dumbat reacted to lewdylewd in Painting UPVC Windows   
    We had our windows painted, just be aware beforehand (we were not) that once they are done you won’t be able to see through them anymore, and not much sunlight will get in. 
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    dumbat reacted to M73 in Painting UPVC Windows   
    Hi mate I kinda got into this a few years ago.  A joiner mate approached me with the idea as it was taking off and not bad money. So I learned how to do it , I practised on old upvc frames at a mates car garage who taught me how to spray. I ended up spraying my full house in anthracite grey and also did my dad's house and my business premises.  Also did a few jobs as well.  3 years down the line mine and my dad's has kept well and is good as day I sprayed them. The paint is expensive,  but is especially for Upvc.  Recommended life is about 10 years , not sure if it would last that long , I don't think it's been on the market that long.  All in all I am glad I did mine and it cost me a fraction of the price I got quoted for off a company . What I will say is, I did it properly and took my time, properly cleaned and prepped frames before spraying . Also I removed all old silicone and replaced with new anthracite silicone.  I say this because I watch some cowboys spray a house near me and I watched them spray over the old silicone , then a few months later when I drove past.  All the paint was flaking off and you could see the white showing through,  proper bandits who did that lol. Also the paint is very tough BUT will Mark if scratched like any other paint so must be careful.  I also sprayed the business premises next to mine and some of that is scratched on the window sill, but it was caused by delivery drivers letting metal packing crates on wheels slide into it. I don't spray anymore as my other business is flourishing and I don't simply have the time anymore to do it. But I did enjoy my little foray into it. If you decide to get it done make sure you choose a proper decent company with a good rep and make sure they use quality paint. Cheers atb
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    dumbat got a reaction from MickeyE in Any ex muscletalk guys here?   
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