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4930.       thehandsom
7403 posts
 24 Sep 2010 Fri 03:13 pm

Britain´s most bizarre contest :The nail olympics

..

Some 354 competitors from 24 countries are here, record numbers, and they’ve been in training for years to claw their way up the rankings.

‘This is one of the most important competitions in the world. You come to demonstrate your skill and show what your country can offer,’ says Carmelina Gandolfo, 32, from the Italian team, summing up the sense of occasion.

....

 

They all look a bit bonkers to the uninitiated and are, by any measure, totally impractical.

..A matter of honour: The Nailympics have been held in Britain for the last six years and competition is fierce, particularly in the ´fantasy nail art´ category, which is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser

4931.       busyb
117 posts
 24 Sep 2010 Fri 05:26 pm

 

Quoting thehandsom

Britain´s most bizarre contest :The nail olympics

..

Some 354 competitors from 24 countries are here, record numbers, and they’ve been in training for years to claw their way up the rankings.

‘This is one of the most important competitions in the world. You come to demonstrate your skill and show what your country can offer,’ says Carmelina Gandolfo, 32, from the Italian team, summing up the sense of occasion.

....

 

They all look a bit bonkers to the uninitiated and are, by any measure, totally impractical.

..A matter of honour: The Nailympics have been held in Britain for the last six years and competition is fierce, particularly in the ´fantasy nail art´ category, which is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser

 

This goes to show that there are people out there with too much time on their hands.... (excuse the pun)

 

4932.       thehandsom
7403 posts
 28 Sep 2010 Tue 12:42 pm

Fellatio is close to zero in France 

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A glamourous French politician has become an internet star after accidentally blaming the economic slump on a lack of oral sex. Stereotypes eh?

Rachida Dati, France’s former justice minister said she made the slip because she was trying to talk too fast. ´I just spoke too quickly but, well, if that lets everybody have a laugh, then that’s fine,´ she said in a radio interview.

Miss Dati’s gaffe came as she attacked foreign investment funds in an interview with Canal Plus.

´When I see some of them looking for returns of 20 or 25 per cent, at a time when fellatio is close to zero, and in particular in a slump, that means we are destroying businesses,´ she said.

http://www.france24.com/e..-freudian-slip-fellatio-r..-marseille-champions-league

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Poor French!! I never knew it was that bad..

4933.       thehandsom
7403 posts
 28 Sep 2010 Tue 10:57 pm

Next prime minister of UK?

Labour party elects a Jewish  atheist as a new leader..

 

Is it increased tolerance or mere indifference that allowed Labour to elect a Jewish atheist as its new leader without any outcry?

..

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/blog/2010/sep/28/michael-white-ed-miliband-religion

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-11417906

 


 

4934.       barba_mama
1629 posts
 28 Sep 2010 Tue 11:20 pm

There is no such thing as a Jewish atheist.

4935.       alameda
3499 posts
 29 Sep 2010 Wed 12:42 am

Actually, you are wrong. I have met a few who claimed to be....in person.

Quoting barba_mama

There is no such thing as a Jewish atheist.

 

 

4936.       peacetrain
1905 posts
 29 Sep 2010 Wed 08:10 am

 

Quoting thehandsom

Next prime minister of UK?

Labour party elects a Jewish  atheist as a new leader..

 

Is it increased tolerance or mere indifference that allowed Labour to elect a Jewish atheist as its new leader without any outcry?

..

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/blog/2010/sep/28/michael-white-ed-miliband-religion

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-11417906

 


 

I don´t understand why you would think there would be an outcry and I hadn´t realised the British were an intolerant nation when it comes to religion.

Most religious intolerance is propogated by some sections of the press and religious extremists, but I believe, as a nation, we are not intolerant.

If I was oversensitive I could take your comment as an insult .

 

 

 



Edited (9/29/2010) by peacetrain
Edited (9/29/2010) by peacetrain

4937.       Daydreamer
3743 posts
 29 Sep 2010 Wed 11:25 am

Of course there is. You just have to speak of ethnicity not religion.

Quoting barba_mama

There is no such thing as a Jewish atheist.

 

Why would it be surprising that an atheist of Jewish origin was appointed in the UK? If one was given a high rank position in SA then it would be a surprise lol 

4938.       Elisabeth
5732 posts
 29 Sep 2010 Wed 04:12 pm

Why should it matter if he is an athiest?  I think people still confuse ethics with religion.  If he is an ethical man and can do the job...who cares? 



Edited (9/29/2010) by Elisabeth

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4939.       alameda
3499 posts
 29 Sep 2010 Wed 06:41 pm

I pretty much agree with you Elisabeth, but I wish we didn´t have to hear anything about the person´s religion. Keep it secret. Acts speak louder.....

Quoting Elisabeth

Why should it matter if he is an athiest?  I think people still confuse ethics with religion.  If he is an ethical man and can do the job...who cares? 

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4940.       alameda
3499 posts
 29 Sep 2010 Wed 06:46 pm

 

Quoting Daydreamer

Of course there is. You just have to speak of ethnicity not religion.

 

I can understand her confusion though. Under the current Jewish definition of Jewishness, you are a Jew if your mother was Jewish. It speaks nothing of belief. Under that definition, one could have very little Semitic genes.



Edited (9/29/2010) by alameda [spelling]

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