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1) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (Message 1563095)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile The Simonator
In Rotherham? That's a surprise, didn't think anything at all happened in Rotherham ever.
2) Message boards : Politics : Should Scotland leave the UK? (Message 1562642)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile The Simonator
I did watch the 'debate', though i was cooking tea at the time so may have had my attention diverted frequently.

The reason i put debate in inverted commas is because it wasn't a debate. In a proper debate one side speaks, then the other side speaks, the first side responds, the second side responds, then the chair puts the motion to a vote. Each side listens in respectful silence to the other, and the winner is the person who makes the best case thus convincing the audience.

What you don't do, is try to continually out-shout the other side when ever they say something you don't like. If i tried that at the university debating society, i would be rapidly ejected, yet it seems to be Alex Salmond's main (or rather, only) mode of speech. Darling too tried this, but to a lesser extent.

That is not a debate, that is a shouting match.

I put Darling as the victor in both tv debacles, he has clear arguments and the facts and figures to back them up.
Salmond's tirade is never very far removed from ye ken taek ar lives but ye'll never taek ar freeedoom!
3) Message boards : Politics : Energy channeling herbalist nut job (Message 1556729)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile The Simonator
So far as i can tell, all these faith-healers, homeopaths, psychics, priests, etc, can be divided into two camps.

1: Those who genuinely believe it works and are trying to help others.
These people are misguided, and relatively harmless. They don't usually try to force it on others.

2: Those who know it's bol-, i mean rubbish, but it makes money.
This group is deeply sinister, and should be stopped. They're the ones more likely to push it onto others, possibly causing more harm in the long run by e.g. telling them to stop taking actual medicine in favour of water that's been near some nettles.
4) Message boards : Politics : Religion - is one better than another? (Message 1556725)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile The Simonator
Religion...no wonder we have too much conflict when we get idiots such as these...

"Some vicars make up their own rules,"

Cemetery Censorship

What about this headstone?

Is it too controversial?

Can someone enlighten me what that picture is about?
Tried looking up the date and i got the death of PC Keith Blakelock during a riot in Tottenham, Marita Koch of Germany setting the 400m woman's record, and the death of famous bandleader Nelson Riddle.

Edit: Tried a reverse image search and got this, i understand now.
5) Message boards : Politics : Hospitals (Message 1555687)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile The Simonator
I would add Red Meat 'users'.

They'll have to pry it from my cold dead fingers first.


Simonator! You're back!!!! :) Hiya... nice to see you again! :)

I'm never too far away. :)
6) Message boards : Politics : Hospitals (Message 1555579)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile The Simonator
I would add Red Meat 'users'.

They'll have to pry it from my cold dead fingers first.
7) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: DENIAL (#3) (Message 1555577)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile The Simonator
Michael Fish - infamouus weather forcast

BBC News - Day after

Technically, he was correct. It wasn't a hurricane as it did not originate in the tropics.
8) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Michael Schumacher in critical condition after skiing accident (Message 1528538)
Posted 74 days ago by Profile The Simonator
Schumacher is reported as being "out of danger" but his chances of making a full recovery appear to have diminished.

Telegraph article
9) Message boards : Politics : More on how Neo-Darwinism has it wrong again... (Message 1527272)
Posted 78 days ago by Profile The Simonator
This is a peer review paper. This is science. Do you people know what science is and is not? Please do try to grow up and understand what is and is not.

If you have no grasp of what science is please do not post here...

Certainly, Mr Kettle.
10) Message boards : Politics : Society's Role in Education (Message 1526777)
Posted 79 days ago by Profile The Simonator
I had (and still have, somewhere) a pink mountain bike, no-one ever tried to nick that.
11) Message boards : Politics : Double standard on violence (Message 1526776)
Posted 79 days ago by Profile The Simonator
Doctors in the Uk have been calling for a ban on pointed kitchen knives for years. BBC - 2005

Sounds fair enough to me.
12) Message boards : Politics : Society's Role in Education (Message 1526438)
Posted 80 days ago by Profile The Simonator
um... because they sold off the bike sheds when they sold the playing fields? :/

Then where can the kids go to smoke? They're missing out on vital areas of their education if there's no 'behind the bike sheds'!
13) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (Message 1526069)
Posted 80 days ago by Profile The Simonator
& closer to home...

Out of date myths to be tackled

To play devils advocate for a moment:

In the last year the number of completed prosecutions and convictions has increased, the CPS said today, but the conviction rate has dropped from 63.2 per cent in 2012-13 to 60.3 per cent in 2013-14.

They're decrying the drop in convictions as a failure of the justice system, there is another possibility, maybe the men who weren't convicted weren't guilty.
Maybe they were innocent, just because they were accused doesn't automatically make them guilty.
Maybe they were a victim of a vindictive woman who decided after the event that she'd been 'raped' in an attempt to get him locked up for something he didn't do, a case which fell apart when it came to court.
How do i know? I don't. But neither do you.

Labour’s shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper said it was ‘very disturbing’ that despite an increase in the number of rape allegations reported to the police since 2010, convictions had been falling.
Perhaps the number of (genuine) rapes has fallen, it's a possibility. This sort of comment from ministers doesn't help the situation.
14) Message boards : Politics : Computers & Technology 2 (Message 1526062)
Posted 80 days ago by Profile The Simonator
Google blunder over D-Day doodle

Maybe they should stick to doodling.

Technical blip causes Google to briefly display international image.

Not really news is it?
15) Message boards : Politics : Society's Role in Education (Message 1526057)
Posted 80 days ago by Profile The Simonator
This should not be down to schools only, what about the parents role...

Sex Education not taught properly in schools

...or did they enjoy fumbling about in the dark?

Why can't they learn it behind the bike sheds like we had to?

Edit: Sarcasm above, obviously.
16) Message boards : Politics : Windows8: The Beginning of The End? Or... Win9 v soon!? (Message 1525122)
Posted 84 days ago by Profile The Simonator
Putting Ubuntu on my mother's pc required almost no setting up at all, bar stuff you'd expect like network details and printer.
Firefox, Evolution (email), LibreOffice, F-spot photo manager, Totem (video player), RhythmBox (music player), all come as standard and do everything she previously used Windows for.
Just how easy do you want?
17) Message boards : Politics : Double standard on violence (Message 1525117)
Posted 84 days ago by Profile The Simonator
And torture goes back a lot earlier than the 70s, i've been to the York Dungeon.
18) Message boards : Politics : MH370 Missing (Message 1524049)
Posted 87 days ago by Profile The Simonator
Calling her a "British sailor" I'll forgive as a language problem.

She's from Liverpool and she was on a boat, where's the language problem?
19) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: Solutions #2 (Message 1523617)
Posted 87 days ago by Profile The Simonator
If everyone took your attitude we'd still be bashing rocks together in caves.


On the contrary: I have always been involved in technological innovation. I also like to separate fact from fiction, hype, chicken little and snake oil.

In time there will be economic and technical reasons for adopting more ingenious solar powered equipment and generators. When that happens i will be the first to adopt.

Just trying to separate current reality from wishful thinking.

Someone posited an idea, and your response was "where can i buy one, it doesn't exist, therefore it's a fanciful idea."

It's not a reality yet, that doesn't mean it won't work.
20) Message boards : Politics : Crimea 3 (Message 1523603)
Posted 88 days ago by Profile The Simonator
What can Ukraine do?

Only an idiot, or Western Europe, would rely on Russia for its energy.

Those aren't necessarily mutually exclusive.


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