Posts by Sirius B


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1) Message boards : Politics : 50 days to go (Message 1657653)
Posted 1 hour ago by Sirius B
You a mind reader now? The point being made was fiddling & as you are so fond of pointing out the "other" parties failures, thought it would even the picture to point out your party's failings.

What's wrong with that? After all, regardless of what party they are in, fiddling is fiddling unless you have something else to label it as?
2) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Transportation safety 2 (Message 1657628)
Posted 2 hours ago by Sirius B
[quote]If flight decks had toilets and thermos flasks them they wouldn't have to leave the area and nobody else would need to enter. But it would cost too much to modify planes and there isn't the space anyway.

The Apollo astronauts managed it without having to "EVA".
3) Message boards : Politics : 50 days to go (Message 1657615)
Posted 3 hours ago by Sirius B
Still all to play for on May 7th.

Another "donation" resignation

Seems they're all at it - Now why is that not surprising? :-)
4) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Transportation safety 2 (Message 1657612)
Posted 3 hours ago by Sirius B
Phones & Friends are a distraction for teen drivers

It would be interesting to see just how many videos are available of "so-called" mature drivers doing exactly the same thing!
5) Message boards : Politics : Airbus 320 crashed in the French Alps (Message 1657596)
Posted 4 hours ago by Sirius B
How pilots are screened

"Ultimately, Vivian said, it isn't obvious how airlines would achieve perfect screening. "I don't know about any tests whereby you can investigate a person's state of mind comprehensively and objectively.""
6) Message boards : Politics : It is time..... (Message 1657589)
Posted 5 hours ago by Sirius B
6 unanswered questions

It should be 7.

"Who gets to decide?"
7) Message boards : Politics : Society's Role in Education (Message 1657587)
Posted 5 hours ago by Sirius B
We should all be telling young people to get their state-funded learning in as quickly as they can," he said.

Once they hit 21 there won't be any support left.

That is not a great scenario for a society in which people are living longer and wanting to contribute to society and work longer too.

Another ticking timebomb waiting to detonate!
8) Message boards : Politics : 50 days to go (Message 1657584)
Posted 5 hours ago by Sirius B
Prologue
9) Message boards : Politics : Crimea 7 (Message 1657581)
Posted 5 hours ago by Sirius B
Spooked

Putin doesn't like people power.
10) Message boards : Politics : Cricket 2 (Message 1657122)
Posted 1 day ago by Sirius B
Great report...

"Hope" may be Australia's future

...unfortunately, don't see reports like that here in the UK.

Wonder who she'll be rooting for today? :-)
11) Message boards : Politics : Cannabis Use & Smoking Part II (Message 1655545)
Posted 5 days ago by Sirius B
Sorry that was a "very loaded" question, which should have remained unanswered as by answering it, you've kicked a door wide open.
12) Message boards : Politics : Cricket 2 (Message 1655539)
Posted 5 days ago by Sirius B
Semi-finals

Tuesday 24 New Zealand v South Africa, Auckland (01:00 GMT)

Thursday 26 Australia v India, Sydney (03:30 GMT)

Still looking good for an Australia v South Africa final :-)
13) Message boards : Politics : Society's Role in Education (Message 1655533)
Posted 5 days ago by Sirius B
2 lovely comments...

"There has always been change in education but it seems to have accelerated since the 1988 Education Reform Act. There seems to be less and less input from educationalists and more and more from politicians - it is time to redress the balance, step back and allow schools and teachers to get on with the job of teaching our children."

"The Government do not tell surgeons how to operate on patients because surgeon's know best how to operate on patients. Why does Government think it should be in a position to tell teachers how to teach?"

Head states "Stability" needed
14) Message boards : Politics : M E T Two (Message 1655525)
Posted 5 days ago by Sirius B
No oil so we're pulling out :-)
15) Message boards : Politics : Russia in the 21C (Message 1655524)
Posted 5 days ago by Sirius B
What with Russia in Europe & IS in the Middle East & Africa, it's warming up nicely for part 3 of the "Big Game".
16) Message boards : Politics : It is time..... (Message 1655511)
Posted 5 days ago by Sirius B
It really is time that people woke up & smelt the roses!

Just what is wrong with you Yanks...

Pledge receives apologies

...shouldn't you have been proud that immigrants pledge their allegiance to you? WHY does it have to be in English?

A pledge is a pledge regardless of language!
17) Message boards : Politics : Russia in the 21C (Message 1655508)
Posted 5 days ago by Sirius B
Fed up with their planes getting escorted out, they resort to sneaky tactics :-)

Trawler snags sub?

"The Royal Navy has said there were no British or Nato submarines in the area at the time.

There has been speculation in recent months that Russian subs have been operating off the Scottish coast."
18) Message boards : Politics : Cannabis Use & Smoking Part II (Message 1655506)
Posted 5 days ago by Sirius B
+1

Those resorting to drug use to get through life are 1 can or more short of a six-pack.


Those resorting to enslavery to money, authority, violence, child abuse, rape.. etc, as well.

You sure about that one?
19) Message boards : Politics : Cannabis Use & Smoking Part II (Message 1655491)
Posted 5 days ago by Sirius B
+1

Those resorting to drug use to get through life are 1 can or more short of a six-pack.
20) Message boards : Politics : 50 days to go (Message 1655490)
Posted 5 days ago by Sirius B
Changing your tune are we?
Those who are not squeaky clean are having to fall on their swords across all parties in the run-up to May. This is in response to the Media carrying out a witch hunt because of the General Election. The question that hangs in the air is, would all of these "anomalies" have been got away with 2 years ago? If so, how many, if any, were got away with?

That was pointed out back then on various threads on this board. Your replies? Ridiculing & name calling - Hmmn I recall the word "RABID" being used.

But when you stand back and take an overall view, it's not good. If as expected there is indeed another hung parliament in May, that will be the second time in 5 years that in effect the general public has said, we don't trust either of the two main parties to give them a majority to run the country with a free hand. Should that be a bit worrying? It is to me.

Then allow others to hold their views, worrying or not.

Politics today is nothing but a free ride on the gravy train.


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