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About dylan_61

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  • Birthday January 19

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  • Location
    Muswell Hill. North London (Formally Hunters Bar)
  • Interests
    World Cinema, Travel, Good Music e.g. Dylan, Hendrix, Godspeedyou! Black emperor
  • Occupation
    Regeneration Consultant
  1. I admire the French for standing up to protect their culture, not succumbing to the English language as so many other countries have. Standing up if they believe they're right, like in the build up to the Iraq war when they refused to be drawn onto a petty squabble about a second resolution and stood by their belief that dropping bombs on a civilian population wont resolve anything and will only entrench hostility against the West. I like their art, food, architecture and dare I say well placed superiority complex. A country that must look across the English Channel watching our binge drinking pregnant teenagers destroying out towns and cities every weekend night, whilst the French calmly drink in their street cafes in Le Mans, Rouen and Tours. I find the culture in parts of London much more akin to France, but outside enclaves around the country we behave, well publicly at least atrociously. When ever I've visited France, Italy, Spain (not the English waste lands on the Costas), Belgium and the Netherlands I've come back feeling immensely jealous. French people are proud of their country and culture and protecting it in the face of globalisation. I like the French for the same reason, as other people dislike them.
  2. I think I'd have a wide spectrum of political and religious figures. 1. Hitler - From an historical perspective Adolf would be able to provide the best insight into events that have shapped the whole world for the past 80 years. 2. Jesus - I would like to be able to seperate the myth and religious propaganda from what actually happened in his life. As an agnostic I take the postition that I'd don't have enough information to decide whether the world was created or not and by whom. This would give me a great insight into existance or not. 3. The Prophet Mohamed - for the same reasons as Jesus. 4. MK Gandhi - as a contemarory figure much of his life is understood, but I am constantly fascinated by this philosophy towards peace and co-existance. 5. Lance Armstrong - I find that what he has acheived is beyond belief and still not yet fully recognised. I've suffered serious illness, similar but not to the same extent as Lance and participate in long distance races so have a certain perspectve of what he's achieved and I find his mental capacity to achieve his goals absolutely mind blowing.
  3. I don't think she was killed or even care for one second that she isn't alive any longer. However the motive if one is needed is patently clear. Prince Harry looks exactly like James Hewitt did at his age. If you've ever seen the two photographs side by side their facial structure, skin tone, hair colour and consistence are virtually the same. The similarities a far to great to avoid questioning whether James Hewitt, whom is known to have had a affair with Princess Diana is the biological father of Prince Harry. James Hewitt also possesses several letters from Diana that he keeps locked in a vault which he describes as his 'pension' as he believes their value is so great he can live off their sale. It doesn't take a genius to make the connection between the similarities and what is contained within the letters. Princess Diana has humiliated the Royal family by doing this, the third in line to the throne is a bast ard love child. She had also humiliated the whole nation. We are far better off now that Charles has married Camilla and the succession of the head of state looks more stable. If the monarchy was destabilised it would lose support quickly and a referendum would soon ensue as the political parties, especially New Labour jumped on the bandwagon. P.S I don’t agree with a royal family, but another tier of politicians vying for the position of President every four years is even less appealing.
  4. I worked there for two years. It is so over resourced its untrue. Why employ one person to do one persons work when three people will do. The more time I spend in the Private Sector, working in the same field the more I realise how much your Council Tax is wasted. I see it happening nation wide, but not to the same degree. I went to a meeting today to ask some one for three documents I needed to write a report. Normally I would send an email requesting a the three documents, but the Regional Development Agency and the Local Council wanted to meet to discuss this. (the meeting was 100 miles away from my office.) The Council brough 2 members of staff, the RDA 3 people, all of whom must be earning good money. The meeting took 90 minutes and was centred around me asking for three documents I knew I needed before I turned up. Absolutely pointless and utter waste of resources. They actually wanted to stretch the meeting out further so they could go home afterwards. I've been to similar meetings on the other side of the fence where SCC have brough 5 people to an even more pointless meeting, much to the surprise of the Consultant we were working with. We used to have staff meeting where we would discuss xmas decorations and how large the 'new decorations' budget was, followed by a discussion about whether the toilet seat should be left up or down, followed by a discusion about the mirror in the disabled toilet (this was an issue because the disabled toilet was nearer to the office and all the obese Council Officers refused to walk up a flight of stairs to use the actual ladies toilets. When I started work my job was to type 12 page application forms into a word document then save them on the system. In theory it would take a day to do three. However the documents submitted to us had been typed by the applicant, so on my second day I suggested that it might be more efficient if the applicant emailed their version to us, thus preventing duplication of effort. This effectively ended my reason for employment. On my third day slighly short of work to do by this point I wrote a letter to a client on behalf of my manager. My middle manager took it off me and took it to the manager. (couldn't approach the team manager myself but had to do it through an intermediary even though she sat ten metres away) When I got the letter back the Team manager had altered my grammer, I found this odd as I can actually write letters. I entered the 'improved' text into my letter in the word document and the green sqiggely grammer lines appeared under all the text ammended by my line manager. The letter went back and forth (through the intermediary) and eventually got sent out in its original form. What a f*cking waste of time by a bunch of self obsesed imbaciles. The other two people involved are earning £45k and £30k pa. Your money down the drain.
  5. You mean they'll turn up at work just they always have, chat to their friends, have a couple of cups of tea them everyone in the office, discusses, debates then puts up the Christmas decorations for two days. Bunch of work shy salad dodgers who couldn't command anywhere near the same salary in the private sector. Four men were bragging about how smart their dogs are. The first man was an engineer, the second was an accountant, the third a chemist, and the fourth was a Sheffield City Council Officer. To show off, the engineer called to his dog. "T-Square, do your stuff." T-Square trotted over to the desk, took out some paper and promptly drew a circle, a square, and a triangle. Everyone agreed that was pretty smart. But the accountant said his dog could do better. He called his dog and said, "Spreadsheet, do your stuff." Spreadsheet went out into the kitchen and returned with a dozen cookies. He divided them into four equal piles of three cookies each. Everyone agreed that was good. But the chemist said his dog could do better. He called his dog and said, "Measure, do your stuff." Measure got up, walked over to the fridge, took out a quart of milk, got a 10 ounce glass from the cupboard and poured exactly 8 ounces without spilling a drop! Everyone agreed that was good. Then the three men turned to the government worker, and said, "What can your dog do?" The Sheffeild City Council Officer called to his dog and said, "Coffee Break, "do your stuff." Coffee Break slowly got on his feet, ate the cookies, drank the milk, cra*ped on the paper, s*xually assaulted the other three dogs, claimed he injured his back while doing so, filed a grievance report for unsafe working conditions, put in for workers' compensation, and went home for the rest of the day on sick leave
  6. I live in Muswell Hill, North London now and London offers the best and worse of what the country has to offer. The employment opportunities are unbelievable. I was pi**ing away my career in Sheffield for years, I moved to London and I earn enough to buy a house in London, which is no mean feet and I'm getting calls from head hunters, which all seems a million miles from Sheffield. On the other hand London isn't really an English city. It's the multicultural, multi ethnic society that Sheffield thinks it is but isn't. The diversity of the people is absolutely staggering. On the minus side is the unbelievable selfishness. When I drive around London, which I avoid as much as I can I have to concentrate so hard on other drivers, trying to second guess whether they're going to undertake me, cut me up etc. I drove up to Sheffield a few months ago, up the A61, Ecclesall Rd North to Hunters Bar round about. When I lived in Sheffield I though driving there was stressful, when I came back after a year I though how relaxed and dare I say quaint I thought it was. On balance I much prefer London, well Muswell Hill and working in the City, but Sheffield (moved there as a Student) is a fantastic place, well the South West of the city where I lived for 9 years.
  7. I'm not racist ...but I hate Geordies. Did you hear the one about the Jewish kamakasi pilot? He crashed his plane into his brothers scrap yard
  8. If you like Baroque sculpture you'll enjoy the Galleria Bourghesie
  9. Who are people voting for in the forthcoming Local Elections
  10. I'm from Chester and it's lovely. However Muswell Hill in North London where I now live is also a really nice place to live. By way of quantifying the post I lived in Sheffield for ten years in between and I can say that Hallamshire is one of the best places in the country to live, especially if you like the outdoors life style. The most amazing city I've visited is Rome, I have quite a penchant for ancient civilisations and renaisance and baroque art. Bruges is quite possibly the most attracctive city I've been to
  11. Stuffing your fat face, sitting on your arse watching soaps and leading a generally sedantive life style makes you fat. It isn't fashion magazine, realtionship breakdowns, unsafe streets, bad knees etc etc etc, yawn yawn yawn. When will people look up and see the elephant in the room??? Fat people are to blame for being fat. This is just another excuse for the 'excuse for all my failings crowd'
  12. It's been going down hill since May 1st 1997
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