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Dave, Seven Kings To THe busker yawning while playing sting in Waterloo station last night: were just as bored as you are, mate! Red, SW18 FeD UP (Txts, Mon): hows this for over-english -- municipal waste collection operatives! binmen?? Harry, Essex FeD UP: saw ad for marine heating and coating engineer for fish and chip shop worker! Cally, Kent FeD UP: I love replenishment technician aka shelf-stacker! Always makes me giggle. Jen, NW9 WHATs the collective noun for a group of stalkers? Hounded, N17 MeT two hot blokes recently, really like both. should I try with the very keen geek or more reserved project manager? Fraggle, Kent overHeArD (Txts, Mon): Im allowing my man to watch one footy match a week, otherwise Im not putting out. Try that girls. SonBall SE1 An AD poster on the Tube carriage just fell and hit my head. Can I sue for embarrassment? Red-faced, Essex JUsT automatically nodded back at someone on the train with a twitch. Feel a right plonker. Simon, Dulwich HoW about the Government starts with a cap on footballers salaries before going after bankers? It is typical that they go after an easier target. Weak government! Paul, CM8 PolICe and their horses dung? skidded on some in Fenchurch st in dry conditions at 25mph. broke my wrist and collarbone and police have told me it was my fault. One rule for some, London sInCe when did the concourse at liverpool street station become londons dance floor? enough already! JK, E9 Jb (Txts, Mon): challenge you to do your commute on Tube or bus blindfolded and see how annoying the announcements are then! Think who they help before you start with your complaining! Jen, N6 sI (Txts, Mon): I am a forward girl and all it gets me is that men think I only want one thing. Prudish girls end up with the blokes long-term. Jinny, London WHere are Tube trains kept at night? And how many Tubes run on the northern line? surely they cant all fit at Morden? Nicola, Kent Should British forces stay in Afghanistan? IT IS great to see St Trinians back on our screens. I loved it as a kid and the latest one looks brilliant. I think Girls Aloud singer Sarah Harding, pictured, will be perfect in it. Ian, London WHEN will we be rid of these karaoke winners? Everyones forgotten how woeful Girls Aloud were when they started. It is all so undeserved! Harris, London SARAH HARdINGS too old to play a schoolgirl! She doesnt exactly seem comfortable playing a 14- year-old. Isnt she 27? Joanne, EN5 IM SO glad to see the Girls Aloud team trying new things. It will keep them fresh! Will, Islington I WenT to see U2 at Wembley and was amazed to see everyone recording it on their mobiles. Why go to a gig only to view it through a phone? People behind me spent the whole time filming on their cameras. oh well, at least it will be on YouTube. JC, W6 seeInG lily Allen break down (Lite, Mon) reminds me of the pressure stars are under. They travel the globe, rarely staying in one place for more than a few nights. Jimmy A, Battersea Another thing ShouldfreeATMusersgivecashback?CantodaysstarsmatchMarilyn? Is Harding cut out for movies? Getitoff your txtYour mobile moans To be considered for publication, texts must be submitted with name and address or postcode. Please restrict messages to 25 WORDS. Thanks. >>Text TELLUS to 65800 followed by a space and your messageeach text costs 25p plus standard network charges >>Text LL TELLUS to 65400 Terms apply. See thisislondon.co.uk/lite S TOP wasting the lives of young British men in a war that cant be won. The Afghans dont want them there and dont appreciate what they are trying to do. The bottom line is nothing is being changed, Afghanistan is a hardline Islamic country and will be long after our troops have left. Mark, London OUR presence in Afghanistan is sup- posedly designed to stop terrorism coming to the UK. When has an Afghan been involved in terrorism in the UK? It has always been mindless UK Muslims indoctrinated after seeing British troops killing Muslims in Afghanistan and Iraq. If we pulled out they would have no cause. Robert, south London MORE than 200 of our brave sol- diers have lost their lives in Afghanistan to support a regime that has legitimised rape. Are we really defending the world from extremists by protecting a gov- ernment that has removed the need for consent to sex within marriage? Coglet, London THE Rus- sians couldnt win in Afghanistan and neither will we. Of course, back then we were on the Talibans side and gave them all their weapons. Maybe we only have ourselves to blame! Kate S, Balham AS TRAGIC as the loss of life may be, these are professional soldiers. Our losses for the conflict so far are a tiny fraction of those lost on D-Day alone. We owe it to the majority of Afghans who have shown they want the right to vote, a n d f o r their female children to g e t t o school. Alan, London THE Taliban could have any regime they liked and we wouldnt have cared. Its because they are trying to export the ideology by force that its a problem. numbersix, London Textpoll Q:Shouldcouncilspayschool fees of hard-up parents? OurlastresultShould Charles have a say on architecture? YES 52% NO 48%*Texts charged at 50p plus your standard network rate. Terms and conditions apply. See thisislondon.co.uk/lite Text LL POLL YES or LL POLL NO followed by your first name and postcode to 65400or at thisislondon.co.uk/lite Troops are fighting a lostcause Terrible cost: Private Richard Hunt was the 200th UK soldier to die in the Afghan war e-edition.thelondonlite.co.ukGoing on holiday? Dont miss a single edition! Log on to: index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html