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1) Message boards : Politics : African MIgrants (Message 1668891)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
The "boats" coming to Europe are not seaworthy and overcrowded.
Let's say the Costguard make a boat to turn back and the boat sinks.
Who's responsible?

Easy, the captain who set off with a knackered boat in the first place.

Most of the boats dosn't have a captain.
They "train" someone to steer North.
Even a Child can do that.

The captain says "good luck" and walks away with the Money.

Him then.
2) Message boards : Politics : African MIgrants (Message 1668886)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
The "boats" coming to Europe are not seaworthy and overcrowded.
Let's say the Costguard make a boat to turn back and the boat sinks.
Who's responsible?

Easy, the captain who set off with a knackered boat in the first place.
3) Message boards : Politics : Great Britain's new aircraft carrier (Message 1668878)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
If the government hadn't killed off the British fighter aircraft industry, we could have had supersonic Harriers on that ship.

Isn't the Typhoon British? And BAE Systems is a British company right?

Partly British, different bits are built my many companies.
Couldn't use Typhoons on the HMS QE though, they need a launching system.
4) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (#2) (Message 1668876)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
The leaflets warned that condoms and the morning-after pill put people "at risk" and make them "isolated".

So are they advocating abortions or advocating having unwanted babies?
If they're like the school i went to, they're probably advocating total abstinence.
I'm catholic (technically) so i should worry about it destroying my soul, but i'm also ginger, so i have no soul to destroy...

Most people accept that living together while engaged, for a while before marriage is a sensible thing to prepare for a life together. If it isn't going to work for whatever reason, best to find that out then rather than later.
Agreed. It would be like buying a car without taking it for a test drive.
5) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (#2) (Message 1667999)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
Women too illogical to play high-level chess, says UK master - beaten by woman

How did HE explain that!
You get outliers in every group, it's perfectly possible for what he said to be true in general terms even if there are some notable exceptions.

His statement:
“One is not better than the other, we just have different skills. It would be wonderful to see more girls playing chess, and at a higher level, but rather than fretting about inequality, perhaps we should just gracefully accept it as a fact.”
That sounds fair to me.

Amanda Ross, of London’s Casual Chess club, told the Telegraph newspaper Short’s comment were “incredibly damaging when someone so respected basically endorses sexism.”
Give it a rest love.
6) Message boards : Politics : PEOPLE ARE SCARED TO DEATH TO GO AFTER OBLABBY and It's The 21st CENTURY (Message 1667679)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
Of course Es99.

BTW: Freedomest.

Nice word. May I use it in the future?

I think she meant what she said, freedomist, i.e. an advocate or adherent of freedomism.
Freedomism (noun): the doctrine that man has freedom of choice in his actions.

Freedomest is a drub rehab clinic in Giza, Egypt.
7) Message boards : Politics : PEOPLE ARE SCARED TO DEATH TO GO AFTER OBLABBY and It's The 21st CENTURY (Message 1667610)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
Disagree.

I have never pushed the 'Red X', Ignored, nor attempted to censor others. They do have a Right to their BS.

As shown in the previous posts.

BTW: I have never pushed the 'Red X', nor attempted to Censor, or Ignore others, as they continually do. Betting the same regarding you.

You keep denying something that no-one has accused you of... guilty conscience?
8) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (#2) (Message 1667558)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
It's not like the french pools are subtle about their rules. I've been to a few and they usually have big signs up clearly illustrating what is and is not allowed, by means of symbols (ticks and crosses) so there are no issues with language barriers.
Them's the rules, and at least they have a semblance of reasoning (hygiene) behind it.
The story about muslim women being thrown out for wearing bhurkinis is twisting the story to suit their own agenda. (Gosh, imagine a newspaper doing that...)
9) Message boards : Politics : Hard drugs (Message 1667537)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
Generally speaking Alcohol is not considered to be, as per the thread title, a hard drug.

It should be.

Another "hard" drug is religion.
At least Karl Marx thought that.

I know which i consider more harmful.
Alcohol tends to confine its damage to the user and their immediate family and friends. I don't think it has ever inspired users to ravage foreign countries because the inhabitants prefer a different spirit.
10) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (#2) (Message 1665947)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
One who got away

Power & Privilege, what a lovely combination.

I think attempting to try a senile 86-year old who probably can't remember last week let alone the 1970s was rightly recognised as a waste of time and money.
11) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. #2 (Message 1665637)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
Many African countries have a 'culture' of practicing FGM. Should we celebrate that?
(The correct answer is no!)

We should celebrate those cultural aspects that contribute to improving life. We should disparage and eventually eradicate those which worsen it.
America possessing nearly as many guns as people falls firmly into the latter category.

The The Left has to change 'Celebrating Cultural Diversity' to 'Celebrating Acceptable Cultural Diversity'.

Correct?

BTW: I have no problem with the change.


I think the meaning behind 'Celebrating cultural diversity' ought be obvious to anyone with half a brain.

By the way, as someone so quick to demand answers from others, hopefully you won't mind me requesting your response to this...
12) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. #2 (Message 1665629)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
You have to broaden your thinking.

Celebrating 'Cultural Diversity' is Celebrating All Cultures. Not just the ones acceptable to The Left.

Correct?

Many African countries have a 'culture' of practicing FGM. Should we celebrate that?
(The correct answer is no!)

We should celebrate those cultural aspects that contribute to improving life. We should disparage and eventually eradicate those which worsen it.
America possessing nearly as many guns as people falls firmly into the latter category.
13) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. #2 (Message 1665625)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
Still a long way below the US though, hardly surprising, America practically gives them away in breakfast cereal.

Just a 'Cultural Difference'.

What ever happened to The Left celebrating 'Cultural Diversity'?

Cultural diversity is one thing, a country full of lethal killing devices is quite another!
14) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. #2 (Message 1665622)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
More stats.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Number_of_guns_per_capita_by_country
Watch out. Sweden, Norway, Iceland and Finland has a LOT of guns:)

How many people, per capita, do these gun possessors shoot?


US, 90 guns/100 people. 10.30 deaths/100k
Sweden, 31.6 guns/100 people. 1.47 deaths/100k
Norway, 31.3 guns/100 people. 1.78 deaths/100k
UK, 6.6 guns/100 people. 0.25 deaths/100k

Dividing deaths by guns gives:



Clearly showing the US to be twice as violent per gun than Norway, over twice as Sweden and nearly three times as the UK.

Next...
15) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. #2 (Message 1665616)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
More stats.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Number_of_guns_per_capita_by_country
Watch out. Sweden, Norway, Iceland and Finland has a LOT of guns:)

Still a long way below the US though, hardly surprising, America practically gives them away in breakfast cereal.

UK is down at 6.6/100, and i'm one of them. :)
16) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. #2 (Message 1665607)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
In the US in 2011 there were 10.30 gun deaths per 100k population. (Source)
That's far too high. In the UK there were 0.25 per 100k.
I'm staying well away from America. And all the other countries above it on that list.
17) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: Solutions #2 (Message 1665602)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
The West’s environmental priorities are blocking [the poor's] access to energy.
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/15/business/an-environmentalist-call-to-look-past-sustainable-development.html?smid=tw-share


Changing the conversation will not be easy. Our world of seven billion people — expected to reach 11 billion by the end of the century — will require an entirely different environmental paradigm.
Well, there's the cause of the problem right there.
18) Message boards : Politics : It is time..... (Message 1665057)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
I have a grinder with a carbide blade that i know from past experience cuts through padlocks like butter, might start carrying it around.
19) Message boards : Politics : Hard drugs (Message 1665039)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
Medication for mental health problems shouldn't exist in the first place. They created those diseases just to make the profit out of medication for their 'cure'. When the world didn't have any governments (prehistory e.g.) people didn't need those medications and I don't believe people died from those mental diseases either. Of course, the invention of medication for life threatening diseases are milestones in human history.

I wouldn't go that far. I believe that mental health problems exist and that medication can help.

However, i'm not convinced they're as prevalent as some would like us to believe. A few patients have genuine mental trouble, the rest just need to pull themselves together!
Dyslexia for example, does exist in a few cases, but most 'dyslexic' children aren't dyslexic, they're just thick.

ADHD i'm not sure exists at all, they're just children who weren't thwacked by their parents regularly enough.
20) Message boards : Politics : Support Norfolk Island (Message 1664958)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
Since 2010, Norfolk Island has not been raising enough taxes to pay for services on the island and it has been receiving millions of dollars in Australian government subsidies. Now the Australian taxpayer will have to foot a $A136m ($107m, £53m) bill to turn the legislative assembly into a regional council.


If they're independent, why do they get money from Australian taxpayers?


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