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- user joined since September 3, 2008
132 questions asked by this user
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What is the origin of the expression 'To get hold of the wrong end of the stick'?
In expressions, etymology - asked by seacommander - 2 answers - 8 years ago
Why in a concert, gig, show etc are the individual songs referred to as numbers? For example '... for our next number we are going to...'
In etymology, entertainment - asked by seacommander - 1 answer - 9 years ago
How can you disable the storage of login Email addresses in MS Messenger?
In msn messenger, email address - asked by seacommander - 1 answer - 9 years ago
Why do we often talk about 'changing the beds' when all we are going to do is change the sheets?
In Bedding, changing - asked by seacommander - 1 answer - 9 years ago
When accessing a website using internet explorer what does the message 'Detecting Proxy Settings' mean?
In internet explorer, Proxy - asked by seacommander - 2 answers - 9 years ago


I used to, but as I grew on in years I realised that every generation before me had the very same worries. The world to oldies like myself does seem more threatening at times but I think that very often we look back to our childhood days through the proverbial rose coloured spectacles. Like every generation of children they grow up and integrate into society as it is at the time - what may seem alien and potentially hazardous to us is just normal to them. Let's face it the perception that that things were better a couple of generations ago is false - 2 World Wars, Vietnam, the Cold War, slum housing - is just not true. Maybe there was a greater sense of community, but to a large extent I think it was a necessity in order to survive the horrors and shortages created by the World Wars. Even then ,however, black markets existed.
I think what we see as threats to bringing children into the world are just changes, not necessarily bad, in the way society develops; and change is one of the hardest things for most individuals to come to terms with be it at work or in life outside of work.

Go To Question - asked by seacommander - 0 replies - 9 years ago

Spend less time on the computer and get on with some nelected pastimes. I shall, however, be joining the new site and keep in contact with friends I have made on IQ.

Go To Question - asked by seacommander - 0 replies - 9 years ago

Excepting immediate family members the only person I have complete trust in is a very close friend of mine who I have known for over 15 years. She has demonstrated repeatedly that I can place absolute faith in her integrity and honesty. I don't suppose many other people can say that about a friend.

Go To Question - asked by seacommander - 0 replies - 9 years ago

This advertisement says that the varnish in question is safe for children's furniture.


If you still have some concerns then the products sold by this company might be an option.


Go To Question - asked by seacommander - 0 replies - 9 years ago

Here are a couple of examples. The retrovirus one might have spin offs in human retrovirus protection but I can't see the beneficial aspect of the dwarfing virus in cattle having much of an application in humans unless it could be tailored to control something like gigantism.


Supplement from 01/14/2009 05:21pm:

Here's another one that may have potential in drug delivery.


Go To Question - asked by seacommander - 0 replies - 9 years ago