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1) Message boards : Cafe SETI : A little bit of history (Message 1799729)
Posted 2 minutes ago by Sirius B
07:28 BST tomorrow morning marks the centenary of the start of the bloodiest battle of WWI

A 2 minute silence will be observed by all those attending the ceremony.
2) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1799711)
Posted 1 hour ago by Sirius B
That's the point, our forefathers did vote for a federal government and the USA wouldn't even have 13 states without that government. It almost didn't happen. All thirteen states had to compromise their wants and desires to come up with a constitution that gave all of them a reason to sign up. IMHO England stood to gain more by being a member of the EU than they can ever achieve standing alone. The English empire is long gone and will never return.

An important difference as I understand it is here in the US we can vote the scoundrels out of office and elect new ones to change the law, in the EU that is not possible as I see it.

+1
3) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1799683)
Posted 3 hours ago by Sirius B
Fair comment. However, after what has been seen throughout Europe these past 7 days, saying "cutting our nose to spite our face" is a bit too much don't you think?

Europe itself is fed up with the EU but didn't have the courage to stand up & say so. Britain did. Who mentioned a British Empire?

This is about the future. States are one thing, countries are another.
4) Message boards : Politics : For Good News Only (Message 1799678)
Posted 3 hours ago by Sirius B
Well done Oxford, Durham & Norway.

Nice find
5) Message boards : Politics : Another example of USA Gun Laws (or lack of...)? (Message 1799674)
Posted 3 hours ago by Sirius B
Tighter controls are also needed on the supply of arms.

OOPS
6) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1799667)
Posted 4 hours ago by Sirius B
To answer your 1st statement.

Let's say that the U.S. has 51 states all doing well enough, but there is no federal government.

Will you vote on electing a federal government to govern all 51 states?
7) Message boards : Politics : Another example of USA Gun Laws (or lack of...)? (Message 1799665)
Posted 4 hours ago by Sirius B
Just to clarify our regulations.

Take cardiac problems, I had to notify DVLA all because I hold PSV & HGV licenses. Had I only been a car driver, I did not have to notify anyone, but it was suggested by that government site that it was best not to drive & only recommence when told it was safe to by a doctor.
8) Message boards : Politics : The Way Ahead (Message 1799656)
Posted 5 hours ago by Sirius B
Thanks guys. Sorry for giving you extra work. As Bernie said & which I posted some time early in the thread regarding the wind. It doesn't seem like the world wants to go forward.

To borrow from a couple of other threads: -

If the U.S federal government announced tomorrow that ALL states were to implement their new law tomorrow which was to collect all weapons held in non military hands, there would be a massive uprising within minutes throughout the States.

It's being said that Hilary must GO. Can't comment on that, but who's left to take control in November? Trump?

Apply those 2 statements to the EU & Britain. We don't have the weapons so the next best thing was to take back control.

The one thing which was not expected that arose from Brexit, was our own political system imploding.

Trump succeeds, what chance that happening there?
9) Message boards : Politics : Another example of USA Gun Laws (or lack of...)? (Message 1799646)
Posted 5 hours ago by Sirius B
OOPS

Not possible surely? :-)
10) Message boards : Politics : The Way Ahead (Message 1799636)
Posted 5 hours ago by Sirius B
Whenever any European couldn't get their own way, they "propagandised" enough to cause major tensions throughout Europe that the only way forward to get their way was war.

Nice to see that Europe still acting that dumb.
11) Message boards : Politics : The Way Ahead (Message 1799632)
Posted 6 hours ago by Sirius B
Nein, seine Aufgabe ist politischer Berater von Herrn Trump. So hatte Herr Trump besser auffrischen auf seiner deutschen denn wenn er sich mit Frau Merkel.

Er wird einen harten Job bei dem Versuch, sie abzureißen.
12) Message boards : Politics : The Way Ahead (Message 1799623)
Posted 6 hours ago by Sirius B
After reading this, I thought we were being governed by Sinn Fein.

"There are suspicions across Westminster that George Osborne and David Cameron's ambitions to stop Boris Johnson are behind this.

It won't be clear for some time, if ever, if that is really the case. But two things are clear already - the chaos of this morning is a bonus for the Home Secretary, Theresa May's (so far) calm campaign, and the aftermath of the referendum has poisoned new seeds of bitterness inside the Conservatives."

No thoughts whatsoever for the country but themselves!

The literal translation of Sinn Fein is "ourselves" or "We ourselves"
13) Message boards : Politics : The Way Ahead (Message 1799614)
Posted 6 hours ago by Sirius B
Maybe it might be an option? Can't do any worse that the mob currently failing :-)

14) Message boards : Politics : The Way Ahead (Message 1799611)
Posted 7 hours ago by Sirius B
Just for you -)
15) Message boards : Politics : The Way Ahead (Message 1799609)
Posted 7 hours ago by Sirius B
Wonder if there will be a suitable one on December 1st for the U.S.

16) Message boards : Politics : The Way Ahead (Message 1799607)
Posted 7 hours ago by Sirius B
LOL, well somebody has to replace Britain.
17) Message boards : Politics : The Way Ahead (Message 1799600)
Posted 9 hours ago by Sirius B
The 'superstates' need to GO


Sorry MK I have to laugh mate

sounds like a lot of whining . If you Texit then I think your not going to like the out come .

Just watch what's happing in the E.U and Brexit before you start talking civil war bro :-)

hahahaha, what's with China buying up your resources? Won't be long before your government will be puppets of the "Middle Kingdom".

Will we see an Ausexit?
18) Message boards : Politics : Another example of USA Gun Laws (or lack of...)? (Message 1799421)
Posted 1 day ago by Sirius B
Yes all that lovely $$$ to reinvest in science, education & guns :-)
19) Message boards : Politics : Another example of USA Gun Laws (or lack of...)? (Message 1799415)
Posted 1 day ago by Sirius B
Taking a long time in "going home" then.

"More than 1000 US Bases and/or Military Installations

The main sources of information on these military installations (e.g. C. Johnson, the NATO Watch Committee, the International Network for the Abolition of Foreign Military Bases) reveal that the US operates and/or controls between 700 and 800 military bases Worldwide.

“U.S. Military Troops and Bases around the World, The Cost of ‘Permanent War’”, confirms the presence of US military personnel in 156 countries.

The US Military has bases in 63 countries. Brand new military bases have been built since September 11, 2001 in seven countries.

In total, there are 255,065 US military personnel deployed Worldwide.

These facilities include a total of 845,441 different buildings and equipment. The underlying land surface is of the order of 30 million acres. According to Gelman, who examined 2005 official Pentagon data, the US is thought to own a total of 737 bases in foreign lands. Adding to the bases inside U.S. territory, the total land area occupied by US military bases domestically within the US and internationally is of the order of 2,202,735 hectares, which makes the Pentagon one of the largest landowners worldwide."
20) Message boards : Politics : The Way Ahead (Message 1799413)
Posted 1 day ago by Sirius B
Oui, monsieur, mais les pays européens ont: -
conseillers municipaux
maires
constituences locaux du parti
Suivi par
Les députés de toutes les saveurs
ministres du gouvernement
secrétaires
premier ministre
Ajouté par
Commission européenne (Gestapo)
Parlement européen (SS)
Dirigée par cher vieux Adolf lui-même

Pour couronner le tout, le maréchal Pétain lui-même préconise maintenant que "Little Britain" est plus avec nous, l'anglais ne devrait plus être parlée en Europe.


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