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Forum: Soapbox Derby 28 April 2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 35,112
Posted By Zachary Fizz
That's not actually what non-dom status is about,...

That's not actually what non-dom status is about, Andrew.

What you are suggesting is that people are lying about their country of residence. This would be a wonderful way of evading UK tax except...
Forum: SLC 22 March 2015, 07:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 12,043
Posted By Zachary Fizz
I just saw this. I am so very sorry. A wonderful...

I just saw this. I am so very sorry. A wonderful lady. RIP.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 13 January 2015, 07:31 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 127,083
Posted By Zachary Fizz
I think your analysis is exactly right. ETA:...

I think your analysis is exactly right.

ETA: I think this article by Yasmin Alibhai-Brown is quite illuminating: far too many western Muslims speak of freedom as a sin...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 13 January 2015, 12:09 AM
Replies: 233
Views: 127,083
Posted By Zachary Fizz
You're very welcome!:)

You're very welcome!:)
Forum: Soapbox Derby 13 January 2015, 12:05 AM
Replies: 233
Views: 127,083
Posted By Zachary Fizz
Certainly many people have issues with one or...

Certainly many people have issues with one or more EU policies. I myself disagree with the EU's view on nicotine vapour inhalers. However I don't smoke and don't live there.

But I cannot think...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 12 January 2015, 11:56 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 127,083
Posted By Zachary Fizz
I think it varies between Member States. For...

I think it varies between Member States. For example the UK's largest Muslim group are 2nd/3rd generation immigrants from Pakistan (including what is now Bangladesh). Their ancestors were economic...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 12 January 2015, 09:56 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 127,083
Posted By Zachary Fizz
Thank you! Nice to drop by. Actually I...

Thank you! Nice to drop by.

Actually I might need to update my location again. I'm in Europe right now, and probably won't be getting back to Manama for a while. I'm not quite sure where I'll...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 12 January 2015, 09:20 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 127,083
Posted By Zachary Fizz
What exactly was your point, again?

What exactly was your point, again?
Forum: Soapbox Derby 12 January 2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 127,083
Posted By Zachary Fizz
Oh, I had thought you were seeking clarification...

Oh, I had thought you were seeking clarification of my use of the words, rather than providing a counterpoint. I should add that I had missed that the word "not" early in your sentence was intended...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 12 January 2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 127,083
Posted By Zachary Fizz
What I had in mind was the prohibition and lack...

What I had in mind was the prohibition and lack of toleration in Islam for, say, gay rights, womens' rights (at least in the sense used in the west), apostasy, drinking alcohol (which I agree isn't...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 10 January 2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 233
Views: 127,083
Posted By Zachary Fizz
Your Tolkein reference strikes a chord with me,...

Your Tolkein reference strikes a chord with me, Cyrano. I have a house on a small island off the French coast which I think of as the Shire. But I have spent much of my life in places rather closer...
Forum: SLC 30 January 2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 1,003
Views: 376,456
Posted By Zachary Fizz
I'm having a "Just when I thought I was out...."...

I'm having a "Just when I thought I was out...." moment, and I am stoked.

A few years ago I went from an exciting role to a rather dull one, because the world had changed. Now it's changing...
Forum: SLC 30 January 2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 76,388
Posted By Zachary Fizz
Go with God, Hambubba. I hope that those in...

Go with God, Hambubba. I hope that those in Facebook contact can pass on our love to him.
Forum: War, What Is It Good For? 30 January 2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 42,719
Posted By Zachary Fizz
To me, BSM was Battery Sergeant Major. Though I...

To me, BSM was Battery Sergeant Major. Though I rarely met them; I had an SSM.

Most of the terms in the OP are new to me but I have only had intermittent contact with the Army, or anything along...
Forum: Social Studies 31 December 2013, 10:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,898
Posted By Zachary Fizz
If it's any comfort, marrya, I used to have...

If it's any comfort, marrya, I used to have live-in domestic staff (including a housemaid) and I believe that they were happy with their employment.

That said, I do try, as an employer, to behave...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 11 December 2013, 04:03 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 27,266
Posted By Zachary Fizz
Guardian article...

Guardian article (http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/apr/10/margaret-thatcher-apartheid-mandela)



Article by Joonji Mdyogolo (http://qz.com/99975/nelson-mandela-world-leaders-thoughts/)

...
Forum: SLC 27 September 2013, 07:52 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 76,388
Posted By Zachary Fizz
I'm so very sorry to hear your news, hambubba. ...

I'm so very sorry to hear your news, hambubba. For over twelve years I've read your posts and found kindness and wisdom in them, as well as your irrepressible humour. I know I'm not the only one. ...
Forum: Police Blotter 25 July 2013, 11:47 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 30,430
Posted By Zachary Fizz
That's right, Mad Jay. Also, depending on...

That's right, Mad Jay. Also, depending on status, non-Muslims might have an alcohol licence allowing them to purchase alcohol for consumption at home.

In practice, the police would not trouble me...
Forum: Police Blotter 19 April 2013, 09:37 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 176,760
Posted By Zachary Fizz
I guess you mean socially problematic, Ryda. In...

I guess you mean socially problematic, Ryda. In more pragmatic terms, the presence of typically Muslim names is used as an indicator in an algorithm used to help identify Islamist terrorists. I...
Forum: Rantidote 11 April 2013, 03:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 15,621
Posted By Zachary Fizz
Sorry to hear that, BTN and llewtrah. I hope...

Sorry to hear that, BTN and llewtrah. I hope you're able to find better positions soon.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 05 April 2013, 03:37 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 90,560
Posted By Zachary Fizz
I think the money to develop it came from private...

I think the money to develop it came from private companies, but the very significant taxes raised on the oil have been enjoyed by successive governments of the whole of the UK.

As BringTheNoise...
Forum: Questionable Quotes 05 April 2013, 02:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,991
Posted By Zachary Fizz
"L'enfer, c'est les Facebooks des...

"L'enfer, c'est les Facebooks des autres".
Forum: Social Studies 04 April 2013, 05:18 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 21,668
Posted By Zachary Fizz
I was sceptical about the test until I noticed...

I was sceptical about the test until I noticed that saying that I knew a software person socially reduced my "highbrow" social wedge.

So knowing Richard W actually lowers your status. That seems...
Forum: Social Studies 14 March 2013, 02:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 21,146
Posted By Zachary Fizz
Perhaps I was insufficiently familiar with my...

Perhaps I was insufficiently familiar with my weapons, but back in the nineties I fired blank and live 5.56 fairly regularly and couldn't tell the difference from recoil.

However, the gas parts of...
Forum: Social Studies 14 March 2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 35,372
Posted By Zachary Fizz
United Kingdom Hmm. I fear I am exposing myself to ridicule...

Hmm. I fear I am exposing myself to ridicule here, but I have to say that cucumber sandwiches are actually very nice indeed. Also Pimms. You need fairly thin white bread, with the crusts cut off....
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