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Old 13.02.2015, 00:20
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I'm not so sure. I just can't make my mind up; which is preferable, disposable or throw-away?
Odile's relatives could leave their disposable nappies out to dry, then they would weigh less on the Mollock scales.
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Not such a big saving when those 6 people can't find another job and are on the social
Sometimes Councils actually think before they act- reassuring to know.

2 were due to retire and did, and the others have all received extra training- so that they are now employed at doing all the repair and maintenance work in the area- instead of going round and round in the rubbish pick up truck. This work used to be sub-contracted to a firm that employed frontaliers workers.

Those disposable nappies never dry, btw- they weigh a ton because they contain absorption granules which turn to a very heavy gel. This gel is an envrionmental nightmare in landfill sites. The making of cellulose products also take vast amounts of bleach and other chemicals.

I'd imagine washing modern real shaped cotton nappies might be a problem in a large block of flats with 1 day allocated a week- but around here it is not a problem for most. Would be definitely my choice if I was a mother now, with disposable at night-time if the others prove to be insufficient for night-time.

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Sometimes Councils actually think before they act- reassuring to know.

2 were due to retire and did, and the others have all received extra training- so that they are now employed at doing all the repair and maintenance work in the area- instead of going round and round in the rubbish pick up truck. This work used to be sub-contracted to a firm that employed frontaliers workers.
Good thing those dirty foreigners aren't getting your tax francs
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8 minutes- I wondered how long it would take you to make this so predictable comment
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8 minutes- I wondered how long it would take you to make this so predictable comment
It was you who felt the need to mention the irrelevant detail of their residence!
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Old 13.02.2015, 15:41
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Didn't you read the post? It's a Morlock bin. The Morlocks obviously drag it through their subterranean passages to their dark, dank Morlock landfill.
Surely they would use the crushed-up Eloi bones as fertiliser, no?

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Just leave them in your house. As a bonus you'll save money.
And they can double up as as pillows or bean-bags.
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These gel filled nappies are very bouncy actually

How was their residence immaterial- as you mentioned them being on the 'social' at the cost to taxpayers here. Actually 2 of the local guys are very nice foreigners, albeit naturalised, one of Portuguese and the other Italian origin.

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I really hate all this trash talk on this forum...

TGIF!

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