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21) Message boards : Politics : ECONOMICS!! (Message 1574259)
Posted 19 Sep 2014 by Profile John Neale
The Liberal White 'Racist Thinking' is that Black people are Inferior, and therefore MUST be considered Children. Who cannot be held responsible for their failure's, and do not expect any success's. They NEED Assistance from their 'Superior's'. AKA 'White Man's Burden'.

That is a straw man argument. And for context, I speak as a 51-year-old white male liberal, who's lived his entire life in South Africa.
22) Message boards : Politics : Cricket (Message 1569397)
Posted 8 Sep 2014 by Profile John Neale
Bit sneaky using a ground that our boys had not played on and did not know what to expect . Not that i'm saying you cheated or anything but cricket is suppose to be a gentleman's sport and that tactics is not gentlemanly


If you check the results, you will find that the Aussies played SA on the 2nd at the same ground & won by 62 runs, so your comment is totally off target :-)

Glenn, all seven matches in the Zimbabwe Triangular Series were played at the Harare Sports Club in Zimbabwe (which is a neutral venue)! Australia has now played ten ODIs at that ground.
23) Message boards : Politics : Cricket (Message 1569172)
Posted 8 Sep 2014 by Profile John Neale
john i'm waiting for you to post the result mate it's not on free to air so i can't watch it

Here's the scorecard.
24) Message boards : Politics : Cricket (Message 1569135)
Posted 8 Sep 2014 by Profile John Neale
It's gone very quiet in here!
25) Message boards : Politics : Cricket (Message 1567534)
Posted 5 Sep 2014 by Profile John Neale
All South Africa v's Australia in the finals ay!

We gona kick your arse sunny Jim......(John Neale)

Should be a good match!
26) Message boards : Politics : Cricket (Message 1565669)
Posted 1 Sep 2014 by Profile John Neale
England isn't doing so very well at the moment either.

But you're only as good as your last game, and so I'm not going to say too much about the Australian's loss yesterday, other than that it was a remarkable result for Zimbabwe, which they thoroughly deserved!
27) Message boards : Politics : Ebola and Infectious diseases (Message 1563647)
Posted 28 Aug 2014 by Profile John Neale
Then Why the hell dont they just stop everyone from leaveing Africa. You want to leave stay here at this qurantine place for 2 weeks and then you can go.
The UN has its head up there collective keyster by not restricting anyone leaving the continent.


As we in Africa sometimes say, "Africa is a big country".

Do you have any idea of the ramifications of this suggestion?
28) Message boards : Politics : Cricket (Message 1563645)
Posted 28 Aug 2014 by Profile John Neale
Lost your tongues, boys?
29) Message boards : Number crunching : data and distance for pulses in space (Message 1556137)
Posted 13 Aug 2014 by Profile John Neale
I doubt very much it will be used for SETI.
Tullio

I believe it will.

What will the SKA be used for?

Radio astronomers will use the SKA to understand how stars and galaxies formed, and how they evolved over time, and perhaps to detect life elsewhere in the Universe.
30) Message boards : Politics : Ebola and Infectious diseases (Message 1553708)
Posted 8 Aug 2014 by Profile John Neale
... cretin countries.

What are these?
The CDC list is on their web page; Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Nigeria

From Oxford: cretin (NOUN, INFORMAL, OFFENSIVE): A stupid person (used as a general term of abuse).

My question stands.
I of course meant certain. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to correct myself.

You are welcome. ;) Carry on...
31) Message boards : Politics : The Israel and Palestine conflict (Message 1553680)
Posted 8 Aug 2014 by Profile John Neale
One man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter.

My country is now ruled by the African National Congress (ANC), which is an alliance with, among others, the South African Communist Party.

The global icon of the 20th century, Nelson Mandela, was once regarded by many in the western world as a terrorist, including Great Britain and the United States. In the USA, this continued long after Mandela's release from prison, and even long after he became the first president of the democratic South Africa.

So be careful with labels. They come unstuck.

More on topic: how did the ANC progress from terrorist organisation to ruling party? Well, maybe Benjamin Netanyahu should have a chat with FW de Klerk and ask him what he did.
32) Message boards : Politics : Ebola and Infectious diseases (Message 1553668)
Posted 8 Aug 2014 by Profile John Neale
... cretin countries.

What are these?
The CDC list is on their web page; Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Nigeria

From Oxford: cretin (NOUN, INFORMAL, OFFENSIVE): A stupid person (used as a general term of abuse).

My question stands.
33) Message boards : Politics : Ebola and Infectious diseases (Message 1553533)
Posted 8 Aug 2014 by Profile John Neale
... cretin countries.

What are these?
34) Message boards : Politics : The AIDS epidemic that never was. (Message 1552216)
Posted 4 Aug 2014 by Profile John Neale
This thread should be titled "The AIDS epidemic that still is".

At least, around here it's still an epidemic. No doubt, the money that was spent developing antiretroiviral (ARV) therapies has curtailed the epidemic in many parts of the world, including in South and southern Africa. Sadly, in South Africa, which is the country with more HIV-positive inhabitants than any other, the president at the time when ARV therapies should first have been rolled out was an HIV/AIDS denialist. Thabo Mbeki and his government are responsible, in my view, for the premature deaths of several hundreds of thousands of people.

I posit that, had the money not been spent, the AIDS epidemic would have taken a very different trajectory, here and elsewhere.
35) Message boards : Cafe SETI : What's going on in Glasgow? (Message 1549252)
Posted 29 Jul 2014 by Profile John Neale
Wiggo. this is important.
Rugby 7s. Australia won the bronze medal, easily overpowering Samoa 30-0. The Wallabies participated in the tournament’s most exciting game, a 21-19 come from behind victory over a stubborn Wales side, the winning try under the posts coming a full seven-minutes into the contest at the end of time.

betreger (and Wiggo), this is even more important:

The South African Sevens team produced a passionate and determined performance to write their names in the history books and win the gold medal at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on Sunday night.

In an epic final against defending champions New Zealand, they not only overcame a size advantage, but came from behind to play some exceptional rugby to grab their first gold at the Commonwealth Games in five attempts.

Their 17-12 victory meant that the Kiwis lost their first ever match in the Commonwealth Games, after going through the previous four Games unbeaten and winning gold on each occasion.

But this time they had to settle for silver as Neil Powell’s team showed some spirit to follow up their gold medal in the World Games in Colombia last year with this one – an even bigger achievement.

Given New Zealand’s domination not only at the Games but in the HSBC World Sevens Series, the task facing the Blitzbokke going into the final was a daunting one to say the least.
36) Message boards : Politics : Flight MH17 : U.S. official: Malaysia Airlines plane shot down (Message 1543799)
Posted 18 Jul 2014 by Profile John Neale
And you have to remember other Airlines also fly in the states and don't have the same amount of accidents .

I believe that graphic includes foreign airlines. It shows the total number of fatal airline accidents in each country, irrespective of the carrier.
37) Message boards : Politics : Flight MH17 : U.S. official: Malaysia Airlines plane shot down (Message 1543792)
Posted 18 Jul 2014 by Profile John Neale
There are only 2 airplane hazardous geographic zones on this planet that caused with tons of reasons


For the United States, the reason is given in the article where that graphic is located: "The high amount of accidents in the United States can be primarily attributed to the massive volume of aviation traffic in the country."

It would be interesting to see the statistics normalised against something like the number of flights undertaken, or distance or time flown.
38) Message boards : Politics : Flight MH17 : U.S. official: Malaysia Airlines plane shot down (Message 1543786)
Posted 18 Jul 2014 by Profile John Neale
Yeah, mate, but there've been a few cloooose shaves!


True but still nobody has been killed and even when things do go wrong they still get the plane on the ground without anybody getting seriously injured for life.

But hey you cheap out then you get what you payed for a risk that you won't get there in 1 piece

I'm pullin' yer leg, Glenn. I've flown Qantas many times. Many years ago, it was a Qantas pilot who put a tub that I was in down in Shanghai in the strongest crosswind you can possibly imagine. When we touched down the 'plane leapt sideways and dipped; all the Chinese kids (and one grown-up South African) on board were screaming! The pilot's comment, after he'd steadied the ship and was taxiing in? "That's why you fly Qantas." I agree.
39) Message boards : Politics : Flight MH17 : U.S. official: Malaysia Airlines plane shot down (Message 1543778)
Posted 18 Jul 2014 by Profile John Neale
Just goes to show you if you fly and want to be 100% shore you will get there don't cheap out on a 3rd rate Airline go with the only company that has never ever lost a plane QANTUS the flying Kangaroo

Yeah, mate, but there've been a few cloooose shaves!



40) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Black Holes part 2 (Message 1534440)
Posted 1 Jul 2014 by Profile John Neale
Rare trio of supermassive black holes found

Apologies if this has already been posted.

This story has been in the news in South Africa today, because the lead researcher is a South African from my alma mater, the University of Cape Town.

This story on the UCT website provides some further insight into this discovery.


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