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    albatross got a reaction from M73 in Kids going hungry over the half term & Christmas holidays   
    There was a caretaker at an old TA Army centre that showed me how cheaply someone can feed themselves with a bit of imagination. This old guy was an absolute master at it.
    He had an  old chest freezer that contained all his meals in neatly labelled  containers. When he made a meal he would make about 8 portions at a time and freeze them. This freezer had all variety of meals. He made all his own sauces, jams and chutneys as well and most of his veg was grown at the back of one of the hangers.
     
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    albatross got a reaction from Blanka in Kids going hungry over the half term & Christmas holidays   
    No shame there.
    Hard times come to us all at some time or another - better times are ahead for sure.
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    albatross got a reaction from KETONES in Kids going hungry over the half term & Christmas holidays   
    I despise the whole argument, starving kids? in the UK? I call bollocks.
    I have known child poverty, I grew up in the 70s, Mum died, Dad had 4 very young kids to suddenly look after all on his own, he couldn't work as we were all so young (3 - 9) so as you can imagine a pretty damn tough situation to deal with and the welfare state was not as generous as it is now.  Clothes falling apart, no heating or electricity as it was all on meter and no coins to put in it. Some bloody cold winters as well. But there was always food. Not great food but we were never hungry.
    If kids are not being fed it is because the parents have decided that there were more pressing things to spend it on which I am sure we can all agree is unforgivable.
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    albatross got a reaction from sean m in Anyone else been in this position?   
    I started to feel sorry for the guy till I read this. I think that maybe as a first step the OP should delete all photos and videos of the ex from his phone.  No good can come from keeping stuff like that now.
    And one thing you need to understand is that women are like monkeys, they only let go of one branch when they have a firm hold on another. 
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    albatross got a reaction from KETONES in Kids going hungry over the half term & Christmas holidays   
    I despise the whole argument, starving kids? in the UK? I call bollocks.
    I have known child poverty, I grew up in the 70s, Mum died, Dad had 4 very young kids to suddenly look after all on his own, he couldn't work as we were all so young (3 - 9) so as you can imagine a pretty damn tough situation to deal with and the welfare state was not as generous as it is now.  Clothes falling apart, no heating or electricity as it was all on meter and no coins to put in it. Some bloody cold winters as well. But there was always food. Not great food but we were never hungry.
    If kids are not being fed it is because the parents have decided that there were more pressing things to spend it on which I am sure we can all agree is unforgivable.
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    albatross got a reaction from KETONES in Kids going hungry over the half term & Christmas holidays   
    I despise the whole argument, starving kids? in the UK? I call bollocks.
    I have known child poverty, I grew up in the 70s, Mum died, Dad had 4 very young kids to suddenly look after all on his own, he couldn't work as we were all so young (3 - 9) so as you can imagine a pretty damn tough situation to deal with and the welfare state was not as generous as it is now.  Clothes falling apart, no heating or electricity as it was all on meter and no coins to put in it. Some bloody cold winters as well. But there was always food. Not great food but we were never hungry.
    If kids are not being fed it is because the parents have decided that there were more pressing things to spend it on which I am sure we can all agree is unforgivable.
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    albatross reacted to BLUE(UK) in Any cyclists?   
    Very few cycle, most stay on but say they’re off or on low doses. 
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    albatross reacted to Kazza61 in Ganja   
    Good point. I won’t get fooled again.
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    albatross reacted to Tonysco in A thread about bacon butties   
    Real men call them banjos, and they have eggs in them. 
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    albatross reacted to Baz-- in Why is white bread so popular   
    Cant have a bacon sarnie using brown bread. Wrong on so many levels!!
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    albatross got a reaction from Kill Kcal in New Lockdown Monday Announcement   
    Personally I am really glad to see that the young have still got some gumption and have pretty much ignored the restrictions. Students are now the front line troops in acquiring some kind of  herd immunity for the country. We should be clapping them on Thursdays as they are taking one for the team here.
    Different perspectives eh?
     
     
     
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    albatross got a reaction from Kill Kcal in New Lockdown Monday Announcement   
    Personally I am really glad to see that the young have still got some gumption and have pretty much ignored the restrictions. Students are now the front line troops in acquiring some kind of  herd immunity for the country. We should be clapping them on Thursdays as they are taking one for the team here.
    Different perspectives eh?
     
     
     
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    albatross got a reaction from Kill Kcal in New Lockdown Monday Announcement   
    Personally I am really glad to see that the young have still got some gumption and have pretty much ignored the restrictions. Students are now the front line troops in acquiring some kind of  herd immunity for the country. We should be clapping them on Thursdays as they are taking one for the team here.
    Different perspectives eh?
     
     
     
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    albatross got a reaction from wilko1985 in TRT clinics for Health Checkup   
    Ferritin below 80 is usually when most people start to feel a bit off so I would keep an eye on that if I were you.
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    albatross got a reaction from Baz-- in Mike tyson   
    This thread is hilarious. Still got it? he was past it 30 years ago.  THIRTY years ago.
    It is just an exhibition match. If you put him in with a current fighter even a much smaller guy  like Canelo and he would not last a round.
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    albatross reacted to js77 in I’m going to get stoned on weed!   
    Roger that, Sarge....over 
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    albatross got a reaction from js77 in I’m going to get stoned on weed!   
    Lol, its like I have an aura around me that stops people even mentioning stuff like that.  My new gym is full of guys who talk about what steroids and protocols they are on. When I appear they start talking  about the weather, sport and cars.
    I must look like a copper, that's the only thing I can think of 
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    albatross reacted to Spieren in I’m going to get stoned on weed!   
    This looks a lot like one of my old police statements 
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    albatross got a reaction from Lancashiregent in Old age!   
    I think that maybe people on here could be a little more ambitious with their projections. Plenty of 70 yr olds living productive and active lives. Stallone is 74 and was never a stranger to either compounds or heavy lifting.
    I am mid 50s and doing perfectly well thanks - we all have no idea what is in store for us  but at this point I still expect to be active and exercising well in 15 years time. I certainly agree though that once your body and mind starts to decline to a point where you can no longer function then maybe it is kinder for everyone if an easy way out is available.
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    albatross got a reaction from KETONES in CATS!!!!!!!!!!!!   
    Words fail me.
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    albatross got a reaction from KETONES in CATS!!!!!!!!!!!!   
    Words fail me.
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    albatross reacted to Kazza61 in Old age!   
    I'm 59 soon and haven't even reached my physical, financial or sexual peak yet.....
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    albatross got a reaction from Towel in CATS!!!!!!!!!!!!   
    I can't be the only one on here that feels a surge of real anger when someone so blithely mentions torturing/killing someones household pet.  
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    albatross reacted to Restless83 in Average gyms   
    Couldn't care less who's firing gear or jizz into the arse at the gym...i slide in the back door (No homo) might give a few lads a quick nod (No homo) I'm in there strictly for business (No homo) 
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    albatross got a reaction from Kill Kcal in Average gyms   
    It is not always easy to tell thought is it?  I mean some people  are obviously using but there are many borderline cases.
    When I first started training in the 80s I achieved 16" flexed arms at only 5'7" in height in just one summer of training using nothing more than crummy Weider supplements. My brother in particular had mutant like growth ability, he didn't even train hard - he could put a quarter of an inch on his calves just by pissing in the sink after a night out.
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