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1) Message boards : Politics : 5 year Political future for the UK (Message 1685200)
Posted 13 hours ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
Government uses Queen’s speech to advance jail plans for social workers

Can anyone else see the natural consequences of criminalising those overworked social workers if they don't act on every report of child abuse? Say good bye to your kids people. That time our malicious neighbour called social services and reported my flat as a crack den triggering a Boxing day visit from social services? Instead of them looking around and realising the women was totally wrong, my 3 year old son would have been spending the night in care at the very least.

This is the thing I most hate about the English way of doing things. Cut taxes and underfund essential services, and then criminalise the people trying to do their best to make it work.


I agree. It'll just make the few social workers left even more paranoid, and then they'll get criticised for being too over-zealous.
Dammed if they do and dammed if they don't.

Note to self, don't have kids.
2) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (#3) (Message 1685198)
Posted 13 hours ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
The questions are meant to be how you feel about women in general. Some men are too easily offended too, but I bet you were asked to rate the statement Men are too easily offended. you wouldn't have to think so hard about it.
I would say the statement 'men are too easily offended' is also too general to be of any use.

Again, these are general questions, so if you think the answer is only some feminists then you rate that statement accordingly. Its not difficult...and remember, its a general question. If the question was "men are rapists" I would know that that is emphatically not true, as the actual figure is 1 in 25 men are rapists. I would have no issue in answering that statement as false even though I know some men are rapists. Do you see?
I repeat that these questions are too general to be of any use. You'd object to a sweeping statement like "all women play with men's emotions for their own gain", yet the statement "no women play with men's emotions for their own gain" is just as sweeping, and therefore just as meaningless.

(18) There are actually very few women who get a kick out of teasing men by seeming sexually available and then refusing male advances.
This may be true, but if it is why do i meet a disproportionately high number of them?
Or are you projecting what you think women are like onto them?
No, just going outside and mixing with people. And if you're claiming there aren't a significant proportion of women who prey on the generosity of men in a ploy to get free drinks/meals/cinema tickets/etc without offering anything in return then i want to live in your world.
3) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. #2 (Message 1685110)
Posted 16 hours ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
You know when you were seven, but the rest of us might like a date

Early 90s.
4) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (#3) (Message 1685077)
Posted 19 hours ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
(7) Feminists are not seeking for women to have more power than men.
My answer: most feminists are not etc.
The one's that arn't are not called feminists they call them self's Equality movements .
This is why I'd count myself as an egalitarianist, not a feminist.

AKA : Current call to exempt all female sanitary products from G.S.T Tax , as men's health produce's are
That sounds fair.

(18) There are actually very few women who get a kick out of teasing men by seeming sexually available and then refusing male advances.
This may be true, but if it is why do i meet a disproportionately high number of them?
Hey if you like to "DO" it the way the bible says go for it , what ever flots ya boat ! ... mite get a bit boring after a while thou , same old , same old ....
A loving doe, a graceful deer-- may her breasts satisfy you always, may you ever be captivated by her love.
-Proverbs 5:19
5) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. #2 (Message 1685062)
Posted 21 hours ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
When you see these things it sort of makes you think , is it safe to go to the states ?

Police state or what !!

I've only been to the US once, Florida when i was seven, and in those ten days two people got shot in the hotel room next to ours and we were escorted out of a mall by police after we'd wandered into a 'black' shopping mall.
Land of the free...
6) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (#3) (Message 1685059)
Posted 21 hours ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
That quiz tries to force you to make too many generalisations about women, which is slightly ironic.

E.g. (5) Women are too easily offended.
Difficult to answer how i'd like, which is that some women are too easily offended.

(7) Feminists are not seeking for women to have more power than men.
My answer: most feminists are not etc.

(18) There are actually very few women who get a kick out of teasing men by seeming sexually available and then refusing male advances.
This may be true, but if it is why do i meet a disproportionately high number of them?
7) Message boards : Politics : 5 year Political future for the UK (Message 1684711)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
I don't think anyone in the UK would quibble at having 500 refugees for humanitarian purposes even if they did stay permanetly. What we do quiblle about is 10's of thousands of economic migrants that just want to enjoy our better way of life rather than try to change their own country for the better. That is a different kettle of fish entirely.

That's what it's all about...self help, and very little going on inside
many of these immigrants home countries.

I have no objections to the ones who come here to work, pay their taxes, and generally contribute to society.
The benefits and health tourists however, that's the different kettle of fish.
I freely admit that most of them are normal law-abiding people who should be allowed to stay, it's that small fraction that cause trouble who should be kept out.

Without the foreign students coming in i'm not sure this university could afford to stay open.
8) Message boards : Politics : 7: The Torch is Lit (Message 1684527)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
'Nothing would induce me to vote for giving women the franchise. I am not
going to be henpecked into a question of such importance,'

-Churchill on votes for women ~1906

Not all his words make for great advice in modern times.
9) Message boards : Politics : Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking, ... (Message 1684465)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
I remember in high school that a doctor checked us if you could retract the foreskin and if the scrotum was ok.

I don't remember anyone checking me, and i went to a catholic primary school.
10) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (#3) (Message 1684461)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
You are still telling women what they should and shouldn't do, that is sexist.

Patronising maybe, sexist no.
11) Message boards : Politics : Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking, ... (Message 1684445)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
Male circumcision is not the same as female circumcision there are medical reason that it should be done to boys . 10 -15 % of men need it .

Most circumcisions are not done because they are needed. There is absolutely no need to put a healthy child through this. It is cruel and has long term effects.

I agree that there's no need or justification to put a child through it if there are no medical benefits. However:
Nebus has testified he decided in late 2013 the circumcision was necessary because the boy was urinating on his leg due to a condition called phimosis, which prevents retraction of the foreskin.
This may be one of those rare cases where there are.
12) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (#3) (Message 1682581)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
She burned 100,000 Swedish Krona.
That equals €10,000, $11,000 US dollars, £7150.
That's a lot of Bra's she could have bought for that much cash

Probably she was still into corsets and girdles with whale bone reinforcement.

Gudrun doesnt know about those things.
Here is her first TV performance and giving birth.
http://www.filmarkivet.se/sv/Film/?movieid=605

My thought process:

"Surely this isn't going to...ARGH MY EYES!"

I jest, slightly. But i think i'll turn that off before anyone walks past the office.
13) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: Solutions #2 (Message 1682104)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
We can also make much better use of the power we already use. Amazing this hasn't been made use of sooner:


Heating houses with 'nerd power'

(snip)

The university does something a bit like that.

The physics building has the university's substation adjoining the end of it. This substation produces quite a lot of heat and has fans to cool it. On hot days, the fans suck in air from the sides and blow it out the front. On cold days, the side flaps close, the rear flaps open, and the fans reverse to suck in air from the front and blow it into the building's ventilation system. It doesn't quite provide all the building's heat requirements, but is certainly a sizable chunk of it.
14) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (#3) (Message 1682094)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
Who is Steve Erwin?

There is the "Eco-warrior" ship named in his honour:

Sea Shepherd Renames Its Whale Defending Ship the Steve Irwin

And there is good summary on Wikipedia for the public view:

The Crocodile Hunter and related work

There are some very good positive impressive people to counterpoint some of the examples mentioned in this subject thread...

All in our only one world,
Martin

Oh, Steve Irwin, i remember him, i was wondering who Steve Erwin was...
15) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (#3) (Message 1682073)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
your words so please explain what Steve Erwin has to do with Feminist cause ?

Who is Steve Erwin?
16) Message boards : Politics : Myths and Realities (Message 1681072)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
Well why don't you rename this thread "Any excuse to post anything about anything just for the sake of it".
Then we would all know where we stand.

Knock it off Chris. This is not your sandbox.
Everyone but you understand what the topic is!

Um, i'm with Chris on this.
17) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (#3) (Message 1681044)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
Yes I did read the fuller reviews. But overall I'm not tempted to go and see it, just not my type of movie. Although I did enjoy the Alien series.

Like Sigourney Weaver's Ripley in the Alien films, the character is informed by her sex but not defined by it, and Theron superbly embodies her stoicism, nerve and resolve

If this character is being favourably compared to Alien's Ripley, that is fine with me. But I never ever saw Alien as being a feminist film. What it did portray was a gutsy character that just happened to be female. Rather a big difference.

Ripley's character was very nearly quite different to how she appeared in the final cut.

If you recall the plot of Aliens, Ripley has been drifting in space for 57 years, in which time her daughter (10 years old when she left) has grown old and died. Leaving aside the issues that humanity has apparently taken a massive step backward in geriatric care, the final cut of the film has Ripley accepting this news fairly nonchalantly.
But in the original script and a deleted scene (probably on YouTube somewhere despite 20CF's attempts to have them all purged) we see Ripley's heartbreak at missing her daughter's entire life despite promising to be back for her 11th birthday.
This scene changes the dynamic of the movie and Ripley's character from bad-ass action hero to grieving mother suffering emotional transference. Especially the part where she rescues and adopts Newt, a sequence which seemed irrational in the film as it appeared but makes far more sense once you know the reason why Ripley might grow so suddenly attached to an orphaned girl.

Does that make her character stronger or weaker? I don't know...
18) Message boards : Politics : 5 year Political future for the UK (Message 1679569)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
Obesity is also problem that means that food got waisted...

Ba-dum-chish!
19) Message boards : Politics : 5 year Political future for the UK (Message 1679271)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
"interface with a live in partner"?
Is that English?

Yes it is.

He's either talking about a chat, or bragging, not sure which.
20) Message boards : Politics : Myths and Realities (Message 1679258)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
If stuff can go past the use by date and still be usable, then the use by date needs adjusting.

Wrong. The manufacturers have no control whatsoever over stock rotation by retailers, therefore they err on the side of caution.

Too much so.

Just because something's illegal doesn't make it wrong, equally something being legal doesn't make it right.

That is nothing less than a personal opinion about the laws of the land which you don't make.

Yet...

Leave it out the front under a big sign saying that they accept no responsibility if you take it and get ill.

I doubt that defence would not stand up in a court of law.

Cancelling out the double negative means you agree with me, thanks. :)


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