1. bickern

    Thought Police

    It was a bright, cold day in Oxford and everywhere I looked, rainbow flags flapped and fluttered in the sharp wind. They flew from the ancient colleges along the High Street. They flew from the Town Hall. And what they said to me was ‘Your side has lost. There is nothing you can do about...
  2. E

    Just as you thought you were safe

    Well after all these years in Turkey they have finally caught up with us .We got a knock on the door and guess who was there,2 young Turkish girls all smiles spoke lovely english.They said they were looking for english speakers . Handed me a leaflet . Jehovah's Witnesses .So could be coming on...
  3. Devil's_Advocate

    Thought Police

    We live in a free, democratic society. Don't we? Definition of thoughtcrime: "...where people are prevented from voicing opinions which are politically incorrect [my emphasis] or which others may potentially be offended by. This prevention may affect speech, writing, and other forms of...

    Have you thought about having a kitten in your life?

    In late April, an undernourished and starving cat came to my door crying and weak. I could not ignore the poor creature so I gave her some food which she wolfed down! About two weeks later, she gave birth to 5 kittens under a rose bush in my garden. I got such a lot of smart comments, why are...
  5. bickern

    Thought provoker.

    "One day Nasrudin was out walking and found a man sitting on the side of the road crying. "What is the matter, my friend?" asked Nasrudin. "Why are you crying?" "I am crying because I am so poor," wailed the man. "I have no money and everything I own is in this little bag." "Ah-ha!" said...
  6. bal canavar

    I thought better of the EU

    Whilst never been a supporter of Turkey being a full member of the EU . I have always hoped for a close association, to anchor Turkey to the West and western values of democracy ,freedoms and adherence to the law! rather than being pulled into the qagmire of the Middleastern Islamic...
  7. bal canavar

    Ex Pat Thought on Erdogans Turkey

    An Ex Pat thought on Erdogan's Turkey . I am sure a view held by many Turks to . What a mess Turkey has allowed itself to fall into ANTHONY TAHMASEBI I read a column titled “Solution” in Today's Zaman last week. As a foreigner, married to a Turk with a young son, I too fear for the nation of...
  8. Yalides

    Now here's a thought

    If you are ready for the adventure of a lifetime, try this: a.. Go to Pakistan , Afghanistan or Iraq illegally. Never mind immigration quotas, visas, international law, or any of that nonsense. b.. Once there, demand that the local government provide free medical care for you and your...
  9. bickern

    Never thought of it that way.

  10. Yalides

    Just a thought

    I was looking at purple usernames in one of my bored moments and was thinking, we know purple as banned users as do new members find out in a very short time. Members who have passed on, Shirleyanntr comes to mind as does Arrian. Would it not be nice if theirs were a different colour, say maybe...
  11. bickern

    You thought learning Turkish was hard

    Learn the Bulgarian Alphabet - YouTube
  12. Spurs

    School for thought!!!

    Welcome to one of our so called "free schools"...........Hundreds of Thousands in debt but hey as long as the kids get a bit of "radicalisation" who cares? All good & true Brummies by looking at the pictures!!! BBC News - Protest over move to change Birmingham school regime
  13. MrSimit

    I thought sarcasm was a British trait

    I found this article on HDN quite humurous - The man who would be king - BURAK BEKD?L
  14. Yalides

    Scary thought

    Just realised I am old enough to be Saoirse`s father....... If that were ever to have been the case I would have had him put down at a young age for: Not following his fathers advice re politics. Being an argumentative barsteward. Not loving Maggie Thatcher. Being a commie. And worst of all...
  15. bickern

    A thought or two for Christmas

    I am a Christian by the way but I think this email I received sends a good message. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ My confession: I am a Jew, and every single one of my ancestors was Jewish. And it does not bother me even a little bit when people...
  16. A

    Problems taking Parrot to Turkey

    Trying to find flights that will take my African Grey parrot. My little dog not a problem. Have downloaded all Defra paperwork for exporting both pets from England and started my dogs passport jabs. Have spent the whole day trying to arrange a flight. Airpets won't take birds, Thomsons can...
  17. juco

    And you thought the bedroom tax was bad!

    I am caught between the conspiracy theory to `push as many as possible into poverty` and this country is `well past bankruptcy`.
  18. S

    Food for thought

  19. TNT123

    Spare a Thought for them.

    Firstly if this has already been done earlier then forgive me if not then please. Give a thought or prayer for our Emergency Services in UK and were you live be it Turkey or anywhere for that matter on Christmas day.The Fire Service,The Ambulance Service and the Police Service as well as our...
  20. culturevulture

    Hypothetical question.......but food for thought

    You live in an apartment block, on any floor lets say. You have your home and the contents insured against all catastrophies, earthquake, fire, flood, theft, rebuilding costs, etc. You have everything covered, or so you think. Should the worst happen and there is an earthquake that destroys the...
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