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11) Message boards : Politics : Straw that broke the camel's back? (Message 1559731)
Posted 19 hours ago by Sirius B
So, not only have you given me two excellent examples of where brute military strength didn't solve anything, you also in the process admitted that yeah, all that military force is also kinda illegal and also kinda breaches some of our citizens civil rights. You know, thats exactly what people like Putin do. Instate laws and only stick to them when they are not in the way but the moment they become a little inconvenient, we ignore them. We are better than Putin.

Oh so the EU laws are much better are they? People like Putin upsets your idyllic way of life so you must sanction them! As shown with the student issue in Norway & the small businesses in Switzerland, sanctions only hurt those at the bottom!

People like you would much rather people lose their jobs & rely on food banks caused by your petty meddling in other countries affairs because you'd much rather a superstate to take on the US of A.

Europe as it currently stands does not have the courage to protect their citizens as they would much rather sit & talk.

If those citizens lose their lives because of terrorism, they just get marked as statistics...

...how nice for you, more numbers to justify your research to assist you moving up the bureaucratic league table!
12) Message boards : Politics : Should Scotland leave the UK? (Message 1559720)
Posted 20 hours ago by Sirius B
T-minus 28 Days and 7 hours and counting.


...when both the yes & no parties get stumped as the "maybe's" win :-)
13) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The story game, Part II (Message 1559719)
Posted 20 hours ago by Sirius B
whose girlfriend, Delilah
14) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The story game, Part II (Message 1559703)
Posted 20 hours ago by Sirius B
looking for giants
15) Message boards : Politics : Are humans born evil? (Message 1559699)
Posted 20 hours ago by Sirius B
Most civilised people do react in a similar manner. It's those with 1 can or more short of a six-pack that causes issues.


So now beer drinkers are evil? If you say so...


Wat? No sense of humour?

Okay then, in plain English: -

Lacking a few important brain cells! (that's what 1 can short means)



Oh, ok, a sixpack means a whole different thing to me, cheers:)


Mine's a Carlsberg Special Brew :-)
16) Message boards : Politics : Straw that broke the camel's back? (Message 1559698)
Posted 20 hours ago by Sirius B
I can quite clearly imagine the scene...

...once it has erupted throughout Europe, with many atrocities committed, you as a bureaucrat stand before the victims families...

..spewing that crap at them...

...they won't need knives!

So you want me to tell them that I will do what? Bomb them? Hunt them down and execute them like the mad dogs they are? Retaliate to one atrocity with one of my own? But who should I bomb? Who should I execute? And who should I retaliate against?

The people that do this are not states. They are not clearly identifiable armies. They are not clear and easy targets and dropping bombs on them does more harm than good.

I have a response, a workable, realistic response that can and will work if implemented properly by professionals in the field. All you got are empty threats, unrealistic promises and unworkable answers. They feel nice and they sound great in a conversation in a pub, but complex problems do not have easy answers. Populism is never sound policy.


For a European, I'll give you some European history (as the UK is part of the EU).

You ever heard of the S.A.S? they were feared in Northern Ireland. What do you think the special forces are doing in Afghanistan? Sucking their thumbs?

Target the leaders & the message will soon get across. The problem is too many like you in the wrong positions end up po-pahhing it as too costly or too damned scared that it would leak out & the civil rights brigade create a furore.
17) Message boards : Politics : Are humans born evil? (Message 1559689)
Posted 20 hours ago by Sirius B
Most civilised people do react in a similar manner. It's those with 1 can or more short of a six-pack that causes issues.


So now beer drinkers are evil? If you say so...


Wat? No sense of humour?

Okay then, in plain English: -

Lacking a few important brain cells! (that's what 1 can short means)
18) Message boards : Politics : Should Scotland leave the UK? (Message 1559688)
Posted 20 hours ago by Sirius B
Oh my giddy aunt! Where's that damned single malt Scotch, I need a drink!

A "yes" vote would devastate the BBC

To all Jocks, please vote...

YES

...that'll save on the TV licence!
19) Message boards : Politics : Are humans born evil? (Message 1559684)
Posted 20 hours ago by Sirius B
Most civilised people do react in a similar manner. It's those with 1 can or more short of a six-pack that causes issues.
20) Message boards : Politics : Are humans born evil? (Message 1559676)
Posted 20 hours ago by Sirius B
How this came about is only conjecture at this point because there are so many ways someone can be damaged.

That brings us back to what anniet stated...

A really bad role model can lead to conscious or sub-conscious rejection of everything that person represents, without it leaving a vacuum behind it.

For someone to be that damaged/disturbed, I'm surprised that his school did not notice anything amiss as it's quite plain, he couldn't rely on his mother. Something else obvious as well, where was/is his father?
21) Message boards : Politics : Are humans born evil? (Message 1559659)
Posted 21 hours ago by Sirius B
This thread is beginning to drift towards a subject which certainly requires its own thread otherwise, an interesting thread will degenerate into a male v female storm.
22) Message boards : Politics : Straw that broke the camel's back? (Message 1559651)
Posted 21 hours ago by Sirius B
I can quite clearly imagine the scene...

...once it has erupted throughout Europe, with many atrocities committed, you as a bureaucrat stand before the victims families...

..spewing that crap at them...

...they won't need knives!
23) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The story game, Part II (Message 1559644)
Posted 21 hours ago by Sirius B
of dreams where
24) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Transportation safety 2 (Message 1559641)
Posted 21 hours ago by Sirius B
Well the difference between the 2 countries equates to 40 hours a month less.

I would much rather have the 40 hours less & still have a regular income than lose my life & stuff the unions!
25) Message boards : Politics : Straw that broke the camel's back? (Message 1559624)
Posted 22 hours ago by Sirius B
With your views on the "conflict" threads, when the danger within eventually erupts throughout Europe, we'll come back and ask you the same question!
26) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Lose Weight With Monday (Message 1559619)
Posted 22 hours ago by Sirius B
you know, when the next hole is too tight, and the previous one is too loose and you trousers end up on the floor

TMI Rob :-)))

I've heard worse, so that isn't too bad.


Have to agree. Whenever I buy a new belt, I have to keep remembering to put 6 new holes in them (no joke). If not, well...

...belts don't cater for 20/22" waists :-(
27) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The story game, Part II (Message 1559608)
Posted 22 hours ago by Sirius B
kept picking away
28) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Transportation safety 2 (Message 1559606)
Posted 22 hours ago by Sirius B
http://www.aol.com/article/2014/08/17/2-dead-2-hurt-in-arkansas-freight-train-collision/20948143/?icid=maing-grid7%7Clegacy%7Cdl4%7Csec1_lnk2%26pLid%3D516468

Southbound crew definitely passed multiple signals, including an absolute STOP at the end of double track, where they were supposed to wait for the northbound to clear the single track.


Jeebers! How in hell did they qualify as drivers?

I don't want to impugn them, but the investigation will probably conclude that they fell asleep. Frighteningly common with the way train crews' work/rest schedules are set up on major US/Canadian railroads. Short lines, yard crews, and passenger crews have more predictable call times.

Even to volunteer at the museum, I'm under FRA Hours of Service rules. Maximum 12 hours on duty, then minimum 8 hours off. I think for the major railroads, it's 10 hours from the time they sign out to the time they sign in again, but included in that time is travel to their home or hotel and back again, plus the crew caller can call 90 minutes before the on-duty time.


Jeebers again! Here it is 12 hours minimum between shifts (well it was in my day, not sure if that has changed - However, I doubt it as the unions would have a field day).
29) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. (Message 1559595)
Posted 22 hours ago by Sirius B
I see that policing is in the top 10 jobs attracting psychopaths.
Eventually the reveal themselves in rather public demonstrations of their condition.
It's no wonder that sometimes when they assemble in a group they go to extremes when confronting peaceful demonstrators.


Yep! & using their free "get out of jail" card...

"I was in fear of my life".
30) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Transportation safety 2 (Message 1559589)
Posted 22 hours ago by Sirius B
http://www.aol.com/article/2014/08/17/2-dead-2-hurt-in-arkansas-freight-train-collision/20948143/?icid=maing-grid7%7Clegacy%7Cdl4%7Csec1_lnk2%26pLid%3D516468

Southbound crew definitely passed multiple signals, including an absolute STOP at the end of double track, where they were supposed to wait for the northbound to clear the single track.


Jeebers! How in hell did they qualify as drivers?


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