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  1. Plain Talker

    What should a British Muslim do?

    Because He made (presumably) sentient beings who are (hopefully/normally) capable of rational thinking, not automata. We have the intellect and the freedom to rationalise our concept of God into a belief for or against His existence. We use our experiences to work out which way our belief lays. ---------- Post added 18-06-2015 at 22:52 ---------- To which I have suggested an answer. Does it actually matter who answered?
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    What should a British Muslim do?

    Eating pork still isn't "perfectly safe", actually. It still can contain worms and other parasites that are harmful. Yes the edicts from the times of our forefathers were sensible, and logical, when you consider that raising swine is heavier on resources like feed and water, than, say raising cattle or sheep, and pork goes off quicker, (a lot of this sort of stuff makes sense, when you look at it, such as cleanliness- washing before food, the levitical laws relating to mildew and damp in properties, and pulling such properties down and burning the infected wood.) We are given intellect (well, some of us are!) And in these days of science and knowledge can decide for ourselves what rules are appropriate to be kept.
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    St pauls hotel,norfolk st

    The register office was further over, toward Arundel gate, near the novotel where the winter gardens is now. The mercure is built directly on the footprint of the town hall "eggbox" extension. It actually has some of the foundations of the eggbox still there at the Surrey street end, I went on a tour when it was new.
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    What should a British Muslim do?

    You need to get a dictionary and look at, and understand the words exegesis and hermeneutics. You need to have an appreciation of the times in which the Prophet Mohamed lived. We don't tend to describe Churchill as bloodthirsty, or as a warmongerer, because we know the facts of the times, in which he lived, and have an understanding of the necessities which drove his decisions. Mohamed lived in similarly war torn times, with constant threats to the lives of himself and his followers. The sayings (certain of which are rolled out with ball aching, hollow-headed, and contextless regularity) have to be read with an awareness of the times. His actions were that of many leaders of his calibre and of his era.
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    What should a British Muslim do?

    Absolute egregious and rabble rousing claptrap.
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    Landlines in Sheffield

    Actually it changed its name fifty years ago,(1962?) but no one noticed.
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    St pauls hotel,norfolk st

    Mercure and Mcdonalds...
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    The origins of Sheffield street names

    Not quite, Grimesthorpe was from the Norse, Grim's torrpe or Grim's farmstead. Thorpe or torp was the Norse for farmstead. Jordan thorpe was yorda's (Norse, Jorda) farmstead Hackenthorpe was Haaken's thorpe., Haaken's farmstead. Nether Thorpe was the lowest farmstead, upperthorpe was the highest farmstead.
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    Need Advice About An Area Please

    Seeing as Stradbroke college has been shut for the best part of 25 years, meaning that this cannot have happened any more recently, does that actually have any bearing at all on how an area is, now, a whole quarter of a century on?
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    Halibuts Birthday..

    Belated felicitations, halibut. Sorry they are late.
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    Doctor Tim! (Celebration)

    Well done Tim. You know, I've been having these terrible headaches for a few weeks, now... ;)
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    How many generations in your family?

    Seven???? Goodness they would all have had to start very, very early to get that many generations in. (If each had their child at the earliest legal age, 16, then the seven generations would be New born child, mother-16, grandmother 32, -great grandmother 48,great-great grandmother 64, great great great grandmother 80,and great great great great grandmother 94. I nearly fainted at the thought.) And, thank you. yes I miss my little old granny, but it's now 14 years since she passed. It would have been her centenary year in 2017.
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    The origins of Sheffield street names

    I thought it was trueloves gutter? There is a Lovetot road that runs off Attercliffe road near Norfolk bridge.
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    How many generations in your family?

    When my granddaughter was born, she made the fifth generation, as, at that time, my grandma was still with us. My granddaughter's first Christmas was my grandma's last. I have a photo of my grandma holding my grandddaughter, her first great-great grandchild. It is bittersweet for me, as she passed away aged 84, a few months later, four weeks before my eldest grandson arrived.
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    Abbeydale grange

    yes i was in that class, with Linda needes Diane Milne, Lynne Jackson, Susan Williams, Brendan Murphy, Mark Lithgow, Duane Richie, the three angelas:- Burrows Barrows and Bower, tina o brien Liza wragg Paul rose, Stephen copley Helen Phillips, Steven Williams, joy Waller
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    Salutation Pub, Attercliffe Common.

    click on the link in the post by Jimmy1975 and it will take you to the picture of the salutation. It was on Attercliffe Common, at the junction of Coleridge road. it was on this corner https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Coleridge+Rd,+Sheffield,+South+Yorkshire+S9+5DP/@53.399437,-1.424972,3a,75y,190.42h,95.76t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1s6Dw2lNVcEHjllibGjGekbQ!2e0!4m2!3m1!1s0x487977f6bd89a1b7:0x58604380f054ea05
  17. Mod hat off you can generally have caged pets (birds, hamsters etc,) but not cats or dogs.
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    Any one remember ABC pictures in town

    the 99p shop is WHERE the ABC was, the cinema din't become the shop. The cinema was demolished 20 ish years ago, and became a car-park for a long time before the hotel and shop below it were built.
  19. Who, despite his being an aresehole of the first degree, admittedly... still may, or may not have had a head injury, and/or been hypoglycaemic. When my blood-sugars drop, I can appear drunk and uncooperative, when really what I need is to start to ingest some carbs/sugar stat, before I become comatose. It's a right royal PITA, going hypo, as you feel like you've downed any amount of whisky, without the pleasure of having supped it, and because your brain is screaming for glucose, but is too confused to recognise that it is what is needed, you cannot get your head round getting the carbs inside you. I started going hypo outside Boots a few months ago, but was quick enough to nip in there and ask for help from one of the staff before I passed out. I was able to tell her "I am diabetic and I am going hypo, please can you help me". they got me some glucose tablets and a drink and after a while, I came round to "Normal for PT" . I was very grateful for their help.
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    Disability aids

    The man who came out to me from social services for my adaptions wasn't much cop. I needed a wetroom as using a bath was dangerous, due to my frequent passing out. So what was prescribed for me? A bath lift that was too high for me to get on and off, ( the bath side was too high for me to step over) and, as I pointed out to him, using the bath lift meant that there would need to be at least a foot of water in the bath for me to use it. Now, any depth of water, even a couple of inches could prove a drowning hazard if I passed out. As I pointed out to him, the only possible way I could conceivably drown whilst using a wet room shower would be if I suspended myself upsidedown, from the shower head. He still insisted that all I was permitted to have was the bath seat. Clarke's, the suppliers, condemned the seat shortly after, as unsafe because the suckers that were meant to secure the seat to the bath base would not adhere. It was a shambles. I wonder if the gentleman concerned remembers this? I remember it very well indeed. Vividly, in fact. Thankfully, I now live in a property that suits what I need with a purpose-built wet room, stair lift and level wheelchair access, and have an OT who is on the ball regarding meeting needs.
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    Salutation Pub, Attercliffe Common.

    Indeed it did end its days as a gay bar. My mum and dad, and my aunt Lily and uncle Sid did their "courting" on the cliffs back in the early 1960s, They decided some years later to recapture their youth, and went along t'Cliffs. They were asked to leave the Sally for being straight. (Well,actually, to be fair I think the LL thought that two burly blokes, in a group with their missuses might have picked on the clientele)
  22. the Carlisle Street area is Ellesmere, not Attercliffe.
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    The "I am currently reading" thread

    Alan Cumming, "Not My Father's Son". Alan Cumming's autobiography. An absolutely excellent read so far.
  24. 1) The Body Shop's perfume oil in the scent called "chypre" 2) My favourite chocolates which were discontinued for a long time (booo!!) but have in the last three or four years, been relaunched, (Yaaaay!!) Galaxy Counters. (they were only available as part of the "Revels" mix, or as "Minstrels", but I did not like the hard sugar coating. they have now relaunched them so I am very happy)
  25. The one with the large lettering, spelling out English Institute Of Sport?
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