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1) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (#3) (Message 1682581)
Posted 3 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.
2) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: Solutions #2 (Message 1682104)
Posted 4 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.
3) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (#3) (Message 1682094)
Posted 4 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...
4) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (#3) (Message 1682073)
Posted 4 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?
5) Message boards : Politics : Myths and Realities (Message 1681072)
Posted 7 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.
6) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (#3) (Message 1681044)
Posted 7 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...
7) Message boards : Politics : 5 year Political future for the UK (Message 1679569)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
Obesity is also problem that means that food got waisted...

Ba-dum-chish!
8) Message boards : Politics : 5 year Political future for the UK (Message 1679271)
Posted 12 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.
9) Message boards : Politics : Myths and Realities (Message 1679258)
Posted 12 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. :)
10) Message boards : Politics : Myths and Realities (Message 1679249)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
Leave it out the front under a big sign saying that they accept no responsibility if you take it and get ill.

We humans have survived for thousands of years handling food and knows whats bad or good.
Thats why we have a nose.

I agree. Sadly our legal system makes no allowance for common sense. People won't take responsibility, they're always looking for someone to sue.
11) Message boards : Politics : Myths and Realities (Message 1679239)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
Hi Simon,

The point is that there are all sorts of dates that retailers are supposed to abide by.

Best Before
Use before
Sell by
Display until
etc

Most tinned and bottled stuff can be used much later than that, but I believe that retailers can be fined if they are found to have out of date stuff on their shelves. In most cases the shop or supermarket will sell the items at 50% off to their staff at the close of business on the day that the produce goes past it's date. Certainly Sainsburys did when I worked for them 35 years ago. But careful JIT ordering by management should reduce that wastage.

If stuff can go past the use by date and still be usable, then the use by date needs adjusting.

The point in question in all these cases is not just the morals of throwing away still edible food, it is the law on stealing. It is unlawful to enter others premises and remove goods of whatever kind without permission. It is simply theft in law. But the retailers are in a quandary aren't they? If they leave the out of date stuff on the pavement for anyone to help themselves, and somebody gets food poisoning, from out of date food, they will get sued in court. Their public liability insurance wouldn't cover them.

There has to be a sensible way forward, which we haven't found yet.

Just because something's illegal doesn't make it wrong, equally something being legal doesn't make it right.
Leave it out the front under a big sign saying that they accept no responsibility if you take it and get ill.
12) Message boards : Politics : Myths and Realities (Message 1679176)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
Well this is a reality in modern day Britain.

Waste food

Could this be the catalyst that precipitates a change in supermarket's policy of throwing away what is clearly edible food?
I do hope so.
13) Message boards : Politics : Myths and Realities (Message 1679173)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
Reality?

A 37-year-old British man who planned to take the life of Prince Charles told the court that he felt marginalized throughout his life because he's white, red-haired and male. He wanted to see himself as Anders Behring Breivik, the Norwegian mass murderer.

As a white, red-haired man; i'd like to tell him to bloody well grow up!

If the man was able to remove the British crown prince, it would pave the way for Prince Harry, Charles's son. A redhead royalty could then assume the throne, the idea was under indictment, concerning terrorist offenses.
The man denies any liability.
http://www.dn.se/nyheter/varlden/rodharig-man-med-breivik-som-forebild-ville-doda-prins-charles/

He'd also have to kill William, George, and the most recent addition, Charlotte.
14) Message boards : Politics : 5 year Political future for the UK (Message 1678164)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
What price austerity? Cutting Welfare & other benefits to reduce the deficit & get Britain back in the black...

...Yet there is money in the kitty for this?

One would be entitled to redundancy pay from any long term job, and £11.5m really isn't that much in the grand scheme of things.
Typical DM.
15) Message boards : Politics : 5 year Political future for the UK (Message 1678153)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
Could it happen?

"This, then, was David Cameron's day. But it was one other leader's too - the woman who didn't even run in this election but dominated it - Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon

All that remains to be seen is how - whether - these two can live together or whether he becomes the last ever PM of a United Kingdom and she the first ever leader of an independent Scotland."

It'd still be the UK, of England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Then we can all watch Scotland nose dive spectacularly as they realise independence isn't the panacea they thought it would be.
16) Message boards : Politics : We have the results ..... (Message 1675161)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
That photo is a gift to headline writers.

Big Muppet (and Elmo).

Like that photo of Boris Johnson stood by that statue of a chicken in Trafalgar Square...
17) Message boards : Politics : We have the results ..... (Message 1675150)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
A majority of the electorate didn't vote for them!

That statement holds true for all parties though.
63.2% didn't vote for the Conservatives,
69.5% didn't vote for Labour,
87.3% didn't vote for UKIP,
etc.
18) Message boards : Politics : We have the results ..... (Message 1675147)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
Tories now at 327 seats, so a majority without needing any number fiddling concerning the Irish parties who don't bother to turn up.
19) Message boards : Politics : We have the results ..... (Message 1675127)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
Late edit - Farage has resigned minutes ago.

He said he would resign if he didn't win, and he has.
Clearly not fit be be a politician if he's going to so flagrantly stick to his word like that!
20) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (#3) (Message 1674747)
Posted 18 days ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
I honestly don't think a group like Boko Haram has the intellectual capacity to think that far ahead.

Never underestimate the enemy.

Intelligence has nothing to do with Rape, Mass Murder, Crucifixion, Beheading, etc.

So it was stupidity that wrote the hadiths, the Koran and the Bible. Now we better understand you.

Perhaps stop dragging religion into everything.

I agree with not dragging religion into everything. However, in the case of Boko Harem, defined as an islamic jihadist group, i think it likely religion (or the willful distortion of such) may play quite a significant role.


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