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41) Message boards : Politics : Racist? [yes you are] (Message 1688097)
Posted 5 Jun 2015 by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
Janne most Asians don't like there eyes . There always trying to look like westerners . Hair colour is another thing they hate too .

So to answer your question , apparently the Japanese think we are . And no Muslims are not a race any more than all catholic's are Italian

There's a certain irony in that. White westerners spending a fortune on tanning products to look brown, and brown orientals spending a fortune on paling products to look white.
Maybe we should just swap countries.
42) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The train thread (Message 1688087)
Posted 5 Jun 2015 by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
It is quite common in Canada for hi-rail trucks to not trip crossing alarms. I always figured this was for two reasons: one - these trucks often stop near the crossing to work on signals (or to go for donuts), and you wouldn't want the gates down and bells ringing for all that time; second, these trucks can easily stop on the tracks, which makes a hi-rail truck crossing a road no more risky than any other uncontrolled intersection. And we have lots of those in rural Canada.


That's an intriguing vehicle.
Is it still propelled by the main driving wheels?
43) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Damn Ebayers :-) (Message 1688055)
Posted 5 Jun 2015 by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
Ooooh you capitalist you :-))

Guilty as charged.
44) Message boards : Politics : I have been slimed.. (Message 1688054)
Posted 5 Jun 2015 by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
Everything we consume is genetically modified by selective breeding.

Largely yes.

However, there is a vast difference and a great difference in health and nutrition between natural selection and artificial breeding selection to boost positive natural traits...

As compared to the deliberately toxic artificial stuff and outright market manipulation perpetrated in the name of GM.
Deliberately toxic? Got any evidence for that?
Why would any company produce deliberately toxic foodstuffs? What would they have to gain? Killing off the customers by poisoning them is not good business practice.

So far as I know, there have been no positive examples of GM-food.
Norman Borlaug, a.k.a. the man who saved a billion lives, might disagree with you there!
However, there are repeated examples of the environment and farming being adversely affected by the agribusiness use of GM... "GM superweeds" and environmental destruction are just two examples before we even look at what we then get to eat with the 'added pesticides'...
[citation needed]

Our world is what we make it...
Martin
So lets make it better through science.
45) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Damn Ebayers :-) (Message 1688044)
Posted 5 Jun 2015 by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
Gonna buy any?

Royal Mail sell off

I did last time. Bought £500 worth and sold them for £906.30.
46) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Summer is coming (Message 1688042)
Posted 5 Jun 2015 by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
Summer, you people get summer?




Three or four days usually.

That many? Are you sure?

Just about. One in April, one yesterday, one in July, maybe one in September.
47) Message boards : Politics : Enron 2.0?! (Message 1688041)
Posted 5 Jun 2015 by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
$1.05 to $150 in two years, sounds like someone leant on the wrong key.
48) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Summer is coming (Message 1687752)
Posted 4 Jun 2015 by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
Summer, you people get summer?




Three or four days usually.
49) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Damn Ebayers :-) (Message 1687737)
Posted 4 Jun 2015 by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
That would be good to see over here, but it doesn't happen in the UK. Yes you can print pre-paid postage from the Internet, but nobody that I see seems to want to do that.

One can print postage from the internet, but what does one do then?
Answer, one still has to take it to the post office, however that office now gets no commission for the parcel that they still have to process.
So, since i'm going to the post office either way, i buy the postage there (same price) so that they get the commission for handling the parcel.
50) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Damn Ebayers :-) (Message 1687691)
Posted 4 Jun 2015 by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
They (we) are the ones propping up the post office, not the pensioners coming in to draw their pension or buy one solitary stamp using coins Boudicca would find nostalgic, once they've found their glasses of course!
51) Message boards : Politics : Hospitals (Message 1687673)
Posted 4 Jun 2015 by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
Interesting report, do the Tories know how to actually run a country?

Sanctions

Sounds like a good start.
52) Message boards : Politics : MH370 Missing (Message 1687672)
Posted 4 Jun 2015 by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
The jury's still out on MH370 until the plane is found, but the airline certainly can't be blamed for what happened to MH17.
53) Message boards : Politics : I have been slimed.. (Message 1687671)
Posted 4 Jun 2015 by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
Everything we consume is genetically modified by selective breeding.
54) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. #2 (Message 1687654)
Posted 4 Jun 2015 by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
Do you wish me to include it in this Thread?

A link would suffice.
55) Message boards : Politics : Facts are Boring (Message 1687652)
Posted 4 Jun 2015 by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
The 1960s show with Patrick McGoohan.


umm i may have seen it as repeat i was a bit to young back then 4 yrs old , 1967-1968 The Prisoner (TV Series)

I know the actor he's in a few things .

It was nearly twenty years before i was born, yet i've seen every episode.
56) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Don't know where it should go? Stick it here! (Message 1687361)
Posted 3 Jun 2015 by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
Don't know where it should go? Stick it here!

...said the actress to the bishop!

Sorry, couldn't resist!
Not actually sorry!
57) Message boards : Politics : 5 year Political future for the UK (Message 1687340)
Posted 3 Jun 2015 by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
No but it does show that the UK is essentially being ruled by a minority of the population. Which is kinda the opposite of what Democracy is supposed to be about.

Who would you have rule us instead?
Labour? (30.4%)
UKIP? (12.6%)
Lib Dem (7.9%)

No party has the support of 'the majority' of people.

In other countries that means you have to form a coalition until the coalition does represent the majority of voters.

Well, a Conservative-UKIP coalition falls short by ½%
Labour-LibDem-SNP-Green coalition also falls short by 2.2%, and if you have to join that many parties together it kinda defeats whatever the point in having separate parties was in the first place.


There's no easy answer, back when there were effectively only two parties we never had this issue, now there are loads.
58) Message boards : Politics : 5 year Political future for the UK (Message 1687299)
Posted 3 Jun 2015 by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
No but it does show that the UK is essentially being ruled by a minority of the population. Which is kinda the opposite of what Democracy is supposed to be about.

Who would you have rule us instead?
Labour? (30.4%)
UKIP? (12.6%)
Lib Dem (7.9%)

No party has the support of 'the majority' of people.
59) Message boards : Politics : 5 year Political future for the UK (Message 1687266)
Posted 3 Jun 2015 by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
One politician I did like.

R.I.P. Charles

The best prime minister we never had.
60) Message boards : Politics : 5 year Political future for the UK (Message 1687265)
Posted 3 Jun 2015 by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
The real reason David Cameron is sitting on a Commons majority


Good article, but i have a couple of nitpicks:

By no normal definition of the word popular were the Conservatives popular at the election. They received 36.9% of the vote.
That's still the highest proportion, Labour were about 30%, all the others were even further below. The Tories have the most support and thus formed the government.

Factor in the turn-out and the Conservatives secured the backing of less than a quarter of the registered electorate.
Why bother to factor in the turn-out, if people can't be bothered to put a cross in a box then they don't deserve a say in what happens.

It does seem to me though that many of those shouting for proportional representation seem to have quietened down for now, since PR would give UKIP 87 seats.


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