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1) Message boards : Politics : Monarchy v Republic (Message 1727593)
Posted 21 Sep 2015 by Profile The Simonator
Because we went to war with the last chap who marched across Europe forcing them to change driving sides.


Yes, I'm sure it was which side of the road people drive on that was on the bloke's mind.

There were many things on his mind, that was only one of them.

I think we're getting rather off topic.
2) Message boards : Politics : Monarchy v Republic (Message 1727563)
Posted 21 Sep 2015 by Profile The Simonator
Technically GB is a constitutional monarchy nothing like the kingdoms of old when a king or queen had absolute power. Personally I have no problem with the system as it exists today. I just wonder when they will realise the error of their ways and start driving on the right side of the road :)

We do drive on the right side, you lot drive on the wrong side!

Typical British snobbery. We are right, everybody else is wrong ;)

Japan, Australasia, India and a large chunk of southern Africa agrees with us.


Why is that?
Why are you not mentioning closer, European countries?
:)

Because we went to war with the last chap who marched across Europe forcing them to change driving sides.
3) Message boards : Politics : Racist? [yes you are] (Message 1727546)
Posted 21 Sep 2015 by Profile The Simonator
It so happens that kids like explosives.
I for one.
We did a lot of experiments and tools to make it happen.
Once I found plastic explosive (Dynamex) and ignators.
We used a scooter motor to trigger it and it was quite spectaculary.
This was done in a remote area of course.

Me too.

Wonder what they'd make of the flamethrower i built from a super-soaker with a metal nozzle and a bbq lighter...

Those where the days we didn't know what rascism and terrorism is...

That was while i was still a student, less than a decade ago!

Two years ago i made a big batch of fake crystal meth (actually lemon brittle dyed blue*) for the finale of Breaking Bad, then crossed town on the bus with it sealed in little plastic bags. I'd like to see what the police would have made of that if i'd been searched.

*Real crystal meth is white, but it was blue in the programme.
4) Message boards : Politics : Monarchy v Republic (Message 1727544)
Posted 21 Sep 2015 by Profile The Simonator
Technically GB is a constitutional monarchy nothing like the kingdoms of old when a king or queen had absolute power. Personally I have no problem with the system as it exists today. I just wonder when they will realise the error of their ways and start driving on the right side of the road :)

We do drive on the right side, you lot drive on the wrong side!

Typical British snobbery. We are right, everybody else is wrong ;)

Japan, Australasia, India and a large chunk of southern Africa agrees with us.
5) Message boards : Politics : 5 year Political future for the UK (Message 1727540)
Posted 21 Sep 2015 by Profile The Simonator
Nothing like a good back-stabbing to move on the political debate.

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/sep/21/piggate-hameron-twitter-react-david-cameron-pig-head-claims

Ah, the old Lyndon B Johnson ruse, "carnal knowledge of his own barnyard sows".
6) Message boards : Politics : Racist? [yes you are] (Message 1727514)
Posted 21 Sep 2015 by Profile The Simonator
It so happens that kids like explosives.
I for one.
We did a lot of experiments and tools to make it happen.
Once I found plastic explosive (Dynamex) and ignators.
We used a scooter motor to trigger it and it was quite spectaculary.
This was done in a remote area of course.

Me too.

Wonder what they'd make of the flamethrower i built from a super-soaker with a metal nozzle and a bbq lighter...
7) Message boards : Politics : Monarchy v Republic (Message 1727513)
Posted 21 Sep 2015 by Profile The Simonator
Technically GB is a constitutional monarchy nothing like the kingdoms of old when a king or queen had absolute power. Personally I have no problem with the system as it exists today. I just wonder when they will realise the error of their ways and start driving on the right side of the road :)

We do drive on the right side, you lot drive on the wrong side!
8) Message boards : Politics : Racist? [yes you are] (Message 1726261)
Posted 16 Sep 2015 by Profile The Simonator
Oh no, i've just found a bomb in my lab!



Ahmed Mohamed
9) Message boards : Politics : Society's Role in Education 2 (Message 1726260)
Posted 16 Sep 2015 by Profile The Simonator
16/20 for me :-(

So did I:)
Without using Googles.
I liked the question Who defeated the Vikings?
It must be important to know that if you are British citizen.

Oh yes, vital!
Hardly a day goes by when i don't need that piece of information.

And
How many members does a jury have in England, Wales and Northern Ireland?
I thought that Scotland is a part of the UK:)

It is, however it has a separate (though very similar) legal system known as Scots Law. One of the differences is that Scottish juries have 15 members.
10) Message boards : Politics : 5 year Political future for the UK (Message 1726239)
Posted 16 Sep 2015 by Profile The Simonator
Snip

And I don't just mean his attire which is slovenly.

Looks smart enough here

Now that's more like it! This new style of PMQs is a massive improvement.
11) Message boards : Politics : Society's Role in Education 2 (Message 1726236)
Posted 16 Sep 2015 by Profile The Simonator
I have said before that in the UK we are reaching the stage where the average parent is not fit to breed.

Yes, you have said that before. I am interested in your answer to the question posed here should I ever decide to have children.
I've already told my parents that they'll have to look to my sister for grandchildren.

When you look at why we have to have "Citizenship" classes", "Life Skills" coaches etc etc it does make me question how long it will be before it happens for real.

I don't know how many British citizens (of any age you care to mention) would actually pass the citizenship test designed to trip up immigrants - but I suspect many wouldn't. More to the point though - I would have thought obligatory citizenship classes would please you. Perhaps you're worried it might lead to the voting age dropping to 16?
There's a little sample quiz here, i got 20/20, they're not difficult questions.
12) Message boards : Politics : 5 year Political future for the UK (Message 1726232)
Posted 16 Sep 2015 by Profile The Simonator
So Jeremy Corbyn didn't sing the national anthem... so what? He's been scatter gunned across the media for the past 5 weeks in a multitude of contradictory stories, why should this be different?
He'll never be prime minister anyway, why does it matter?
13) Message boards : Politics : Racist? [yes you are] (Message 1725719)
Posted 14 Sep 2015 by Profile The Simonator
12 year old shot by police


If he's going to go waving a gun around in public, what else was likely to happen?
14) Message boards : Politics : 5 year Political future for the UK (Message 1725657)
Posted 14 Sep 2015 by Profile The Simonator
Interesting days ahead

But half of the total posts went to women, including shadow defence, education, business and health.
That sounds fair.
15) Message boards : Politics : Jesus (Message 1725635)
Posted 14 Sep 2015 by Profile The Simonator
Jesus? That's some Mexican guy, isn't it? Never heard of him.

16) Message boards : Politics : Migration Period now? (Message 1725634)
Posted 14 Sep 2015 by Profile The Simonator
Drones are very accurate, they kill what they're pointed at with minimum collateral damage.

The person doing the pointing however, that's another matter.
17) Message boards : Politics : 5 year Political future for the UK (Message 1725633)
Posted 14 Sep 2015 by Profile The Simonator
If Harriet Harman had been willing to stand, she would have walked it, and she would also have had a 50/50 chance of getting in at 2020. But age was against her.

Sadly i think you're right, though it shouldn't be. If a 66 year old who looks 86 can be elected, then the 65 year old who looks 50 should be equally if not more electable.
18) Message boards : Politics : Racist? [yes you are] (Message 1724638)
Posted 11 Sep 2015 by Profile The Simonator
I personally fine the term "Whitey" to be very offensive, and racist.

Actually I don't, neither do I find Honky offensive either as it happens. White people have far more offensive names for other races. The British Comedian Dick Emery had a catchphrase for his character Clarence "Ooooh, hello honky tonk!".

Now that I would find insulting :-))

Ooh you are awful, but i like you!
19) Message boards : Politics : U.S. Presidential issues questionnaire (Message 1724630)
Posted 11 Sep 2015 by Profile The Simonator
But why can't they all have the same laws? That is what confuses us Brits!

I hate to throw a spanner in the works, but in Britain we have three sets of laws. English law, Scots law and Northern Irish law.
They're all very similar, but there are important differences, particularly with Scots law. Like the age of majority being 16 not 18, 15 jurors in a trial not 12, and the additional option of a Scots jury to declare a verdict of 'Not proven', on top of the binary guilty/not-guilty of an English court.
20) Message boards : Politics : Migration Period now? (Message 1724621)
Posted 11 Sep 2015 by Profile The Simonator
They say a picture's worth a thousand words:



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