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jaquelinehyde

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  1. Thank you for the replies, my theory is booked for next Saturday so can't book online until I have completed it. I will ring up and book it over the phone as you can do it over the phone before taking the theory as long as you have the theory booked. 6 weeks isn't too bad but I was hoping for it to be a little quicker nevermind I will keep ringing up and checking for cancelled slots as well.
  2. Roughly how long the wait is at the moment for practical driving tests?
  3. Hi I know that there is a thread somewhere on here about driving instructors and their numbers but I can't find it. Can someone please either point me in the direction of the thread or give me the numbers of the instructors so I can give them a call. I am looking to urgently take lessons and book my test asap. My theory is booked for 2 weeks and I am already driving on Yell etc so just need practice with my manouvers and to drive the test route in Lerwick. I would ideally like an instructor who has an automatic car but I suppose I can drive my own car in lessons and the test if need be. Many thanks [***Mod edit - threads merged***]
  4. I think all sponsorship is about advertising isn't it?
  5. I think this is more to do with reaching out to people. Most mental health issues go officialy undiagnosed or untreated because of the stigma that is associated with them and the fact that it is generally a hidden illness. Sponsoring the reserves could allow the charity to reach parts of the public they don't normally and in doing so not only increase the possibility of helping someone directly with mental health issues (as they will now be aware of where they can access help) but it will also go a long way towards making peoples mental health problems part of everyday society instead of being hidden away. For me this more than justifies spending the charities money on sponsorship.
  6. Oh righty - o now I get it, so only ethnic monorities can be offended or complain about racism, and so I presume only women can complain about sexism and only the elederly can fight ageism and if your not gay then you can forget ever demanding equal rights for homosexuals... Oh and lets not forget nobody, yes that's right nobody can ever be offended about anything unless the majority of society deems it OK to do so. This debate has now gone beyond stupid.
  7. Oh righty - o now I get it, so only ethnic monorities can be offended or complain about racism, and so I presume only women can complain about sexism and only the lederly can fight ageism and if your not gay then you can forget ever demanding equal rights for homosexuals... Oh and lets not forget nobody, yes that's right nobody can ever be offended about anything unless the majority of society deems it OK to do so. This debate has now gone beyond stupid.
  8. Sorry I forgot that the 'N' word would be ommited from my post as it is highly offensive. So just to clear it up one of the gollies was called 'N' and the book was the 10 little 'N' boys. Oh and my daughter sleeps with her homemade W.I. female golli (betty) every night and loves her.
  9. Aaahhh Enid Blyton, I was wondering when her books would come up and be used an example of Golliwogs being harmless. That would be a book that had stuff like this written in it... 'Once the three bold Golliwogs, Golly, Woggie, and <uuh uhh anality!! moo! sproot!>, decided to go for a walk to Bumble-Bee Common. Golly wasn't quite ready so Woggie and <uuh uhh anality!! moo! sproot!> said they would start off without him, and Golly would catch them up as soon as he could. So off went Woggie and <uuh uhh anality!! moo! sproot!>, arm-in-arm, singing merrily their favourite song - which, as you may guess, was Ten Little <uuh uhh anality!! moo! sproot!> Boys.' And just for those that don't know 10 little <uuh uhh anality!! moo! sproot!> boys was a poem put to music that celebrated the deaths of 10 black children one by one. Also 10 little <uuh uhh anality!! moo! sproot!> boys was the name of an Agatha Christie novel and on the cover was the picture of a lynched golliwog hanging from a noose. Also the swastika isn't a comparible item as it is a symbol that was hijacked by the nazi party whereas the golliwog was born of racism. I would just like to point out that I am not opposed to golliwogs in any way shape or form, I love them because to me like many of you they are innocent toys. However, I do understand and respect the reasons why some people are offended by them and I could never, ever argue against that when the facts and history are so clear.
  10. People are offended because the golliwog was born out of racism and then used by racists as a slur. This is why people are upset, this is why people get offended by golliwogs because of where they came from. How can people not understand and accept this, to you the petition may be pc gone mad or a ridiculous over reaction by a professionally offended person. But to others this really matters, you may never have seen or experienced racial abuse but surely you can appreciate that to some who have suffered the golliwog will only ever represent racism.
  11. Unlinkedstudent -- I wish it was as simple as reclaiming them back from the racist fools but it's not that easy as the gollywog was born out of racism and ignorance. Again a quick look at the history of gollies will explain that clearly.
  12. Gollywogs are offensive to some because of the history of them, look it up, research well and you will understand why this is so. The term golly, wog and or gollywog is considered offensive by some because of this history and because the terms have been hijacked by racist nuts and used as a term meant to be highly offensive. There are some people in the world who are offended at nonsense however, if you know anything about this subject then you will be able to understand (even if you don't agree) why some people are offended. Personally I love gollies and I own some but I totally accept why some people and groups still get upset about them.
  13. I know now isn't the best time to be looking for work/training programmes which is why I am also applying for the postgrad masters in social work at Robert Gordon. However, I don't really want to have to do that as it will mean leaving my husband and three young children to study as there is no distance learning option unless you are employed in the sector!! I have 10 years work experience in a different field from before my degree I could always go back to that if I get desperate but it's bloody frustrating.
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