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21) Message boards : Politics : I have been slimed.. (Message 1521900)
Posted 62 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!
22) Message boards : Politics : Ex- Aussie Ken Ham says humans lived alongside dinosaurs. (Message 1521542)
Posted 63 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.

23) Message boards : Politics : 6a: Setting Europe Ablaze - Part 2 (Message 1519717)
Posted 68 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.
24) Message boards : Politics : Why Canada and America Should Become One Country by DIANE FRANCIS (Message 1519158)
Posted 69 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.
25) Message boards : Politics : Society's Role in Education (Message 1519111)
Posted 69 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.
26) Message boards : Politics : Crimea 3 (Message 1519104)
Posted 69 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).
27) Message boards : Politics : Why Canada and America Should Become One Country by DIANE FRANCIS (Message 1519103)
Posted 69 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?
28) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: Solutions (Message 1518341)
Posted 71 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?
29) Message boards : Politics : Malayan Boeing B777-200 missing (Message 1518210)
Posted 71 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?
30) Message boards : Politics : Malayan Boeing B777-200 missing (Message 1518209)
Posted 71 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.
31) Message boards : Politics : It is time..... (Message 1518200)
Posted 71 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!
32) Message boards : Politics : 6a: Setting Europe Ablaze - Part 2 (Message 1518186)
Posted 71 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.
33) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: Solutions (Message 1518173)
Posted 71 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.
34) Message boards : Politics : Cycles (Message 1516463)
Posted 75 days ago by Profile The Simonator
Excess power during the day can create hydrogen which we can then use to fill in the needs during the night. But you are right, if we diversify our sources of energy along with wind, tidal and some limited amount of nuclear energy we got all the power we need.

Ah, now there's an idea! And we can also use that to fill our cars.
35) Message boards : Politics : Cycles (Message 1516444)
Posted 75 days ago by Profile The Simonator
No, that is a simple matter of having enough of those things around to provide energy. Imagine the power production if you put solar panels on every roof in the United States. And given the increasing efficiency of each new generation of solar panels it is only a matter of time before they produce all the energy we need.

I'm not sure about them producing all the energy we need, they don't work too well at night for example.
However, they could certainly be part of the solution, along with tidal, wind, etc. Between them they'd produce all the energy we need, because when one isn't working the others will fill in the gap.
36) Message boards : Politics : Cycles (Message 1516116)
Posted 76 days ago by Profile The Simonator
"Where's the condom's? Who cares!"

*twitches*
37) Message boards : Politics : Cycles (Message 1516025)
Posted 76 days ago by Profile The Simonator
You can provide them with free vasectomies as long as you don't give them incentives to do it (such as paying them or forcing them to do it). If you do that it starts to look a bit like Eugenics.
It needs delicate handling i agree.

Free condoms or other contraceptives or even basic sex education would be better as they can be reversed easily of the person decided to have a child. Condoms also help to stop the spread of diseases such as aids that have left so many children as orphans.
True, but a vasectomy also stops children being left as orphans.

I wonder why you went for vasectomies rather than reversible options?
Condoms can run out.
38) Message boards : Politics : Cycles (Message 1516018)
Posted 76 days ago by Profile The Simonator
Seriously? You are comparing abortions to the systematic, industrial mass murder of Jews, gays and gypsies by one of the vilest regimes in human history. Do you have any clue how incredibly offensive that statement is? Well, what am I saying, of course you don't have a clue or else you wouldn't have made such a terrible comparison.

Who made THAT comparison?

Guy made that comparison.

No he didn't.

All he stated is that, in his opinion, Soros and Planned Parenthood have 'dirty hands'.

You made the comparison.

From Guy's post:
First, if you look at the demographics of what's happening at Planned Parenthood, and second if you look at the numbers, you'll see numbers larger than the numbers produced by Hitler's holocaust. And I mean 10X larger.

Seems you missed it when i first pointed it out.
39) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (Message 1515970)
Posted 76 days ago by Profile The Simonator
Matthew 5:28
But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.

Ooh err, i think i had two affairs while having lunch in the café.

Edit, perhaps three.
40) Message boards : Politics : Cycles (Message 1515955)
Posted 76 days ago by Profile The Simonator
Seriously? You are comparing abortions to the systematic, industrial mass murder of Jews, gays and gypsies by one of the vilest regimes in human history. Do you have any clue how incredibly offensive that statement is? Well, what am I saying, of course you don't have a clue or else you wouldn't have made such a terrible comparison.

Who made THAT comparison?

Just another silly/unthinking example of erecting a 'Straw Dog', and then knocking it down.


First, if you look at the demographics of what's happening at Planned Parenthood, and second if you look at the numbers, you'll see numbers larger than the numbers produced by Hitler's holocaust. And I mean 10X larger.


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