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21) Message boards : Politics : It is time..... (Message 1523542)
Posted 86 days ago by Profile The Simonator
Personally, I still think that all I'll get is a load of waffle without nothing substantial being said or done.

Well at least he did respond, and has said he'll investigate your concerns, that's a good start.
22) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: Solutions #2 (Message 1523541)
Posted 86 days ago by Profile The Simonator
Great!!

Where can I buy one, what's the part number, what is the price ??

Tis a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.

I'm still waiting for solar roof shingles which are more likely to happen than this fantasy. I will buy them as soon as they are available and will cost the price of expensive shingles plus a little more that will amortize in 5 years at 10 cents per kilowatt/hr

Well they have to develop them first, raising the funds is the first step on the ladder.

If everyone took your attitude we'd still be bashing rocks together in caves.
23) Message boards : Politics : U.S. Presidential/V.P. candidates (Message 1523538)
Posted 86 days ago by Profile The Simonator
How about Boris Johnson, he was born in New York, so he's eligible.

24) Message boards : Politics : Double standard on violence (Message 1523536)
Posted 86 days ago by Profile The Simonator
Most of us believe in this thing called democracy, where we chose our governments by voting for them and then abide by the wishses of the majority


These leaders have won re-election with overwhelming majorities--most of them pretty close to 100% of the vote.

http://www.planetrulers.com/current-dictators/

These people love their leaders. We should find leaders like these for the U.S. and many European countries. Then the world would be just lovely.

Have you not got a more up to date list? That one lists (among others) Kim Jong-il (dead), Gaddafi (dead) and Hozni Mubarak (imprisoned).
25) Message boards : Politics : Society's Role in Education (Message 1522654)
Posted 89 days ago by Profile The Simonator
Wasn't sure where to put this, but i have to point it out.

Here's a photo of a One Direction fan burning her ticket in the wake of their recent drug scandal.

Anyone else spot the irony?



(Hint: tshirt!)
26) Message boards : Politics : 6a: Setting Europe Ablaze - Part 2 (Message 1522648)
Posted 89 days ago by Profile The Simonator
So why doesn't the EU do something sensible and organise a centralised immigration bureau that can do a worthwhile job. Instead of making silly rules that p*** people off.

Because that would be a good idea.
27) Message boards : Politics : Ground Zero Cross. (Message 1521909)
Posted 91 days ago by Profile The Simonator
To 'Es99' and 'Мишель':

Your VERY Long posts are an example of what I am saying. Of course you have a compulsion to respond to every word, over, and over, and over again. Then, thinking that after no response, you have won the argument.

Actually (think of this as a conversation over coffee), the other people just 'tune out' these type's.

P.S. - At least HeeeHeeeHeee 97 to 3... is more interesting.

I enjoy responding to those 'long' posts with 'long' posts. Its a chance for me to critically engage with myself and with others and a chance for me to reflect on other peoples opinions and arguments on a given topic. Who knows, I might learn something.

And if not, well then I just practiced my English skills :P

I agree with Es and Мишель, it's what keeps this a discussion rather than an argument.
And on top of that, if in their reply they didn't respond to all the points made in the post they're replying to, people like Clyde would claim they're skipping over the points they can't answer and try to claim some kind of moral victory from that.
28) Message boards : Politics : I have been slimed.. (Message 1521900)
Posted 91 days ago by Profile The Simonator
That is the issue that worries me most for the upcoming decades; not global warming, not nuclear war, or any of the 'big' issues. What will happen when bacteria have developed resistance to our relatively puny arsenal of antibiotics. I contributed several paragraphs on the subject to a review published in ChemComm last year.
We haven't developed any completely new antibiotics since 1987, when i was barely out of nappies. If people keep abusing these resources as they currently do, one by one our supply of antibiotics will become useless, and then we're screwed!
29) Message boards : Politics : Ex- Aussie Ken Ham says humans lived alongside dinosaurs. (Message 1521542)
Posted 92 days ago by Profile The Simonator
Here's a still from a documentary first shown in the 1960s, it shows a prehistoric family with their pet dinosaur.

30) Message boards : Politics : 6a: Setting Europe Ablaze - Part 2 (Message 1519717)
Posted 97 days ago by Profile The Simonator
Well, today's the day of the European elections.
Today it all comes to a head for Nigel Farage, and we'll finally see just how successful he's been.
I can't help but feel that, since the three major parties tried so hard to discredit him, he must be doing something right.
Whatever you think of him, he's an extraordinary politician. No matter what's thrown at him, he just comes back stronger every time.
31) Message boards : Politics : Why Canada and America Should Become One Country by DIANE FRANCIS (Message 1519158)
Posted 98 days ago by Profile The Simonator
So, if one can pass from US to Canada without a passport, what happens when you try to go home?

Take your passport with you anyway would be my advice:D

If one has a passport certainly. I was wondering if some people who don't have a passport find themselves trapped in Canada.
32) Message boards : Politics : Society's Role in Education (Message 1519111)
Posted 98 days ago by Profile The Simonator
I never understood the three Rs principle.

Reading, 'riting and 'rithmetic?

Clearly coined by someone not very good at 'riting.
33) Message boards : Politics : Crimea 3 (Message 1519104)
Posted 98 days ago by Profile The Simonator
I can't:) I'm in the UK:)

[edit] Otherwise I would have voted 'Green', that's the name of the party here in Belgium.

Of course you can vote.
Even in Russia you can vote regradless of your nationality.
If you are in the UK it doesn't matter.
Talk about this with your friends in UK.

One has to be registered to vote, Julie presumably is registered to vote in her district in Belgium, so she won't be able to vote while she's currently in the UK.
(That's the way i read it, please correct if wrong).
34) Message boards : Politics : Why Canada and America Should Become One Country by DIANE FRANCIS (Message 1519103)
Posted 98 days ago by Profile The Simonator
So, if one can pass from US to Canada without a passport, what happens when you try to go home?
35) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: Solutions (Message 1518341)
Posted 100 days ago by Profile The Simonator
Why anyone would still buy incandescents is beyond me.

In the US of A the robber barons will use trick to get their dogs to salivate.

Eh?
36) Message boards : Politics : MH370 Missing (Message 1518210)
Posted 100 days ago by Profile The Simonator
MH370: author's claims Malaysia Airlines plane accidentally shot down angers victim

MH370 book, suggesting theory that missing plane accidentally shot down in US-Thai military exercise criticised by family of missing passengers

The family of passengers aboard the missing Malaysia Airlines flight has criticised the release of the first book on the saga, saying the publication was premature and its claims the plane was accidentally shot down were speculation.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/malaysia/10839030/MH370-authors-claims-Malaysia-Airlines-plane-accidentally-shot-down-angers-victim.html


"Say a participant accidentally shot down Flight MH370. Such things do happen. No one wants another Lockerbie, so those involved would have every reason to keep quiet about it."
Lockerbie was a deliberate terrorist bomb, this may be an accidental shoot down, where's the connection?
37) Message boards : Politics : MH370 Missing (Message 1518209)
Posted 100 days ago by Profile The Simonator
another update.

Has the search for MH370 been a waste of time? Hunt for missing plane has cost Australia $10m so far... and crews have been using FAULTY equipment

Britain is rushing vital technical equipment to Australia for the search
It follows major breakdown in the specialised vessels being used
Investigators had found technical defects in two pieces of equipment
Malaysia, China and Australia have all agreed to re-examine all data
Hardware on ADV Ocean Shield and Bluefin-21 both compromised
Revelations will delay search until Sunday while spare parts are flown in
Budget papers estimate search will end up costing Australia $90million


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2629001/Has-search-MH370-waste-time-Authorities-looking-missing-passenger-plane-reveal-using-FAULTY-equipment.html


From TFA:
Bluefin-21 was recently damaged while being hoisted back aboard the ADV Ocean Shield. It is believed 20-knot winds caused the equipment to crash into the side of the ship and collide with the transponder.

As a result the acoustic communication links between the two pieces of hardware malfunctioned.

So what this boils down to is, a component was damaged by accident while moving the sub, they didn't have a spare, so one is being flown out. Presumably it was working fine up to that point, so the headline proclaiming that they've wasted loads of time by using faulty equipment is at best misleading, and at worst an outright lie.
38) Message boards : Politics : It is time..... (Message 1518200)
Posted 100 days ago by Profile The Simonator
Further proof that the civil service is riddled with useless serpents...

British passport sir? That'll be £500 please
Someone on a healthy backhander no doubt.

Keeping one's community clean & tidy will get you a criminal record
I believe the first three bullet points, the council always have H&S concerns over everything. As for criminal convictions, if that happens i'll eat my hat.

What a lovely message for her three children
A tragic accident yes, but she didn't exactly walk free. And given that no-one can prove exactly what caused the accident, if they'd imprisoned her no doubt the Mail would run a story about how this innocent mother had been taken away from her children, police state, country going to the dogs, etc.

Yep, definitely time for a military coup...

Blow up the Euro Tunnel
Royal Navy in charge of all harbours
RAF in charge of all airports
No more regional police services but a national police force & paramilitary at that

Just wonder how many will want to enter illegally then?

Nurse! He's out of bed again!
39) Message boards : Politics : 6a: Setting Europe Ablaze - Part 2 (Message 1518186)
Posted 100 days ago by Profile The Simonator
Interesting you should show that. Thank you for inspiring "The Star Spangled Banner"

For which you nicked a tune written by a Brit.
40) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: Solutions (Message 1518173)
Posted 100 days ago by Profile The Simonator
Moving on from the pissing contest. I just replaced my CFl's with LED lights in my kitchen and laundry room. Next week will be the living room.

I've been slowly doing that whenever one breaks (which seems to be happening more and more frequently, they are pretty old CFLs). Probably knocked about a fiver a month off the bill, hard to measure such things.
Why anyone would still buy incandescents is beyond me.


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