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1) Message boards : Politics : Religion - is one better than another? (Message 1606550)
Posted 17 hours ago by Profile The Simonator
Is bacon religious?

Possibly. There are many, many, many religions.

When i eat bacon i hear the voice of god!
2) Message boards : Politics : Double standard on violence #2 (Message 1606512)
Posted 20 hours ago by Profile The Simonator
Fact remains he was still holding a gun in public. What it shoots is a secondary concern.

Well no actual. See, Ohio has open carry laws, meaning that individuals, provided that they have gotten the gun legally, are very much within their legal rights to wave their guns around. What the police did here was kill a law abiding citizen.

See America, you can't have your cake and eat it too. This right here is the perfect example of why having open carry laws are idiotic.

Please tell me 12 year olds can't legally purchase guns.
3) Message boards : Politics : Double standard on violence #2 (Message 1606463)
Posted 22 hours ago by Profile The Simonator
Another kid dead over gun stupidity. :-(

http://www.news.com.au/world/north-america/emergency-caller-said-boy-was-playing-with-a-pistol-that-was-probably-fake/story-fnh81jut-1227132570435

Update on this.

http://www.news.com.au/world/two-seconds-is-all-it-took-for-cleveland-police-to-determine-the-gun-12-year-old-tamir-had-was-real-they-were-wrong/story-fndir2ev-1227136546239

Fact remains he was still holding a gun in public. What it shoots is a secondary concern.

They said on the radio this morning that in Britain 5 people have been fatally shot by police in the last 4 years. In America over the same time period it's 1600.
4) Message boards : Politics : It is time..... (Message 1605702)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile The Simonator
Girl Power

"If only more people would "'fess up" to not having all the answers, politics might be more engaging, the room heard."

That would be a great start.


Or at least the "real" version of Newsnight interviews - with subtitles breaking down what politicians are really saying.


That sounds risky.

Politician: “We must learn from the past, not be the past. Decide or decline. That is the choice. We must choose the future.”
Subtitle: "Help! I don't know what i'm doing!"
5) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (Message 1605696)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile The Simonator
Seems odd that Tesco would risk halving their potential market in such a manner.
6) Message boards : Politics : Stupid or Not Stupid? #2 (Message 1605284)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile The Simonator
Why is it that some tourists have to climb over barriers that are meant to keep them safe? :-(

http://www.news.com.au/national/nsw-act/body-of-victorian-woman-who-fell-off-cliff-at-blue-mountains-lookout-found-in-tree/story-fnii5s3x-1227133713948

Natural selection.
7) Message boards : Politics : It is time..... (Message 1605278)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile The Simonator
I do admire Theresa May, we need more women like her in the government.
Proves that it needn't be a man's world.
8) Message boards : Politics : It is time..... (Message 1604934)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile The Simonator
Looking good...

UKIP secures 2nd Westminster MP

...time for the "Yellow" crows to eat humble pie...

"As for the Lib Dems, not only were they again overhauled by the Greens, but they secured a derisory 349 votes - their lowest total ever."

...& will get much lower in 6 months time!

Looking at the full list:
Mark Reckless (UKIP) 16,867 (42.10%)
Kelly Tolhurst (Conservative) 13,947 (34.81%)
Naushabah Khan (Labour) 6,713 (16.76%)
Clive Gregory (Green) 1,692 (4.22%)

Geoff Juby (Lib Dem) 349 (0.87%)
Hairy Knorm Davidson (Official Monster Raving Loony Party) 151 (0.38%)
Stephen Goldsbrough (Ind) 69 (0.17%)
Nick Long (People Before Profit) 69 (0.17%)
Jayda Fransen (Britain First) 56 (0.14%)
Mike Barker (Ind) 54 (0.13%)
Charlotte Rose (Ind) 43 (0.11%)
Dave Osborn (Patriotic Socialist Party) 33 (0.08%)

Christopher Challis (Ind) 22 (0.05%)

Lib Dems biggest humiliation will come when they're beaten by the Monster Raving Loonies, but one has to feel slightly sorry for Christopher Challis with 22! That's probably not even his entire family.
9) Message boards : Politics : 7: The Torch is Lit (Message 1604906)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile The Simonator
Vacuum motors too strong...

whatever next?

...Toilet paper tested to see if it's strong enough to wipe a butt?

I'm no great fan of the EU, but testing oven gloves to make sure that the user won't burn themselves on hot things (which is kinda the point!) seems quite sensible to me.
10) Message boards : Politics : Society's Role in Education (Message 1603608)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile The Simonator
I made quite a bit of money at school buying packets of things then selling them on individually. Never got caught though, luckily. Nothing illegal per se, but an age restriction may have been contravened.
11) Message boards : Politics : Cannabis use & Smoking (Message 1603538)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile The Simonator
But they can't close down the pizza shops if they legalise pot. Nut and berries just don't have the flavour hit you need when you're "medicated" ;)

T.A.

Good time to buy shares in Mars.
12) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: Solutions #2 (Message 1603537)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile The Simonator
Bilsthorpe power station plans approved

Plans for a £70m power station on the site of a former colliery in Nottinghamshire have been approved. The plant, to be built on the Bilsthorpe Colliery site, would use waste to generate electricity.

... However, Mark Spencer, MP for Sherwood, said he has written to the Communities Secretary to review the decision. ... "A lot of people are concerned about this new technology," he said...

... the site would handle around 120,000 tonnes of non-hazardous waste each year and create enough power to meet the needs of about 23,000 homes.

However, a campaign group has claimed the plant is just another incinerator...

If the chimneys are fitted with catalytic scrubbers that will mitigate some of the problem.

There's a campaign group against everything these days, often ill-informed luddites who want something to shout about. In a few months they'll get bored and move on to something else.
13) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (Message 1603530)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile The Simonator
If that happened to me i'd be out the door in a trice.

Can't understand people who stay with violent partners.
14) Message boards : Politics : Cannabis use & Smoking (Message 1603128)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile The Simonator
Naw, forget about cannabis & smoking, there's an even "bigger" problem to worry about...

Obesity costing the same as smoking

...phew, that's a weight off my mind :-)


so now they have a excuse to ban food advertising , close down Macca's , Kentucky Fired Chicken , Pizza Hut , Hungry Jacks , and make fast food illegal .

Just make the doors to fast food outlets narrow, then the problem becomes self-limiting.

The most common way to assess if a person is obese is to check their body mass index (BMI), which divides your weight in kilograms by your height in metres squared.

I have a problem with that measurement. I'm quite muscular, years of kayaking and other sporting stuff has seen to that. Muscle is much denser than fat, as a result i weigh 255 pounds (18 stone 3, or 115 kg). I'm 6'2" tall (188 cm), giving me a BMI of 32.5 which according to the article makes me obese, which i'm not.
15) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (Message 1603090)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile The Simonator
That post is so pathetic in its naivety I will not even attempt to rebut it.

All I can say is that you obviously make no attempt to keep up to date with what is happening in the scientific world. From Astronomy to Zoology women scientists are making names for themselves. Maybe you should watch a few more Science programs on TV.

T.A.

Maybe you should read some Gillian McKeith books, they should be about your level.
16) Message boards : Politics : Who has priority? (Message 1602096)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile The Simonator
Hmm, tough one!

My initial gut-feeling is to favour the wheelchair users, they have enough on their plate already without having to fret over space on a bus.

Also, the size of some prams is ridiculous. I've seen ones that i think i could get in, all 18 stone of me. Trying to get them onto a bus is just inconsiderate.

The bus companies could improve the situation by taking out a couple of seat rows, thus creating a larger space for wheelchairs and prams. It's quite rare that i've seen every seat on a bus taken so the remaining seated passengers could squeeze up quite easily.
And even if the space wasn't always filled with prams or wheelchairs, standing passengers can still use it, so it's unlikely to impact on the bus' carrying capacity or the operators profits (heaven forfend!).
17) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: Solutions #2 (Message 1601134)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile The Simonator
Will the American Republicans vote to destroy our planet for the sake of perpetrating a little political vandalism?...


Yes. Next question...
18) Message boards : Politics : It is time..... (Message 1599400)
Posted 18 days ago by Profile The Simonator
Not much changed with Snivel Serpents in 80 years...

The Elephant in the Foreign Office

...all hail Great Britain.

Hindsight is 20/20.
19) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: Solutions #2 (Message 1599398)
Posted 18 days ago by Profile The Simonator
I calculated yesterday that between 1st March and 31st October this year, my little solar plant saved me £62.67 in electricity.

If i didn't live in the midlands, i'd be looking for a small wind turbine to mount to the chimney as well.

Maybe i should move to a house by a stream, so i could drop in a water wheel...

The point is; in four generations time, if the will is there, we oughtn't need fossil fuels.
20) Message boards : Politics : Society's Role in Education (Message 1599392)
Posted 18 days ago by Profile The Simonator
21st century & yet not much has changed from previous centuries...

No job due to "Irish Nature"

I know several Koreans at the university, and let me say this; it's a bit rich that a Korean person could accuse the Irish of being heavy drinkers!

The difference is that the Irish (generally) can handle their drink, the Koreans can't!


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