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11) Message boards : Politics : Animal hunt for entertainment (Message 1667508)
Posted 4 days ago by Sirius B
In my opinion, hunting for 'sport' is wrong.

Yeah but aside from the three reasons you mentioned, hunting can serve a fourth very important reason, namely population control. And if you are hunting an animal that breeds rapidly and whose population needs to be culled on a regular basis, whats wrong with turning a hunt of it into a sort of game/sport? As long as you dont make any of the animals needlessly suffer, why not make a tally at the end to see who shot the most?

Indeed, turning it into a sport means you regulate the way you hunt, where you hunt and how much/often you can hunt. Its a good way to ensure that the hunting is done in such a way that it helps restore balance in nature, rather than further distorts it.

You sure about that?

Restoring the balance
12) Message boards : Politics : The Israel and Palestine conflict - Part 2 (Message 1667493)
Posted 4 days ago by Sirius B
...or the bombings and beheadings by the IRA.

Are you certain of that & if so, provide proof. I've searched & cannot find any. Kneecappings & shot in the head, yes, but beheadings? ...

My bad, I got the wrong group of Christians. It was the Protestants.

Shankill Butchers

Very bad indeed.

Now speaking of today's situation...

But that is just the same as what is happening now. They were criminals who used their involvement with a terrorist organisation to cover their gang activities, much the same as what is happening in the Middle East.

In the past, they were labelled "criminally insane".
13) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Off to bed now...night night and sweet dreams everyone :) #6 (Message 1667363)
Posted 5 days ago by Sirius B
Whoops, nearly missed this. My Condolences Chris.
14) Message boards : Politics : Computers & Technology 2 (Message 1667355)
Posted 5 days ago by Sirius B
...I don't care whether a device/computer/appliance runs on Linux/Microsoft/Apple or even Teletubby software - if it does the job that a person wants it to do, that's all that matters. ...

And yet the IT that business and consumers alike rely upon and that steers our very lives is all dominated by Google, Microsoft and Apple and the games and Marketing they play with us all...

That may be so, so please take your "Spiel" to where it belongs - your Linux thread. If you haven't anything to comment regarding I.T in general without posting your "Spiel", take it elsewhere.
15) Message boards : Politics : 20 days to go (Message 1667350)
Posted 5 days ago by Sirius B
Methinks you're taking the mickey :-)

UK
Parliament
House of Lords
House of Commons
Speaker

US Equivalent
Congress
The Senate (Upper House)
House of Representatives (Lower House)
Speaker

The "operative" word here is Equivalent.
16) Message boards : Politics : Cricket 2 (Message 1667329)
Posted 5 days ago by Sirius B
Another fine tribute

England v WI 1st test - a draw

Hoggard best England bowler

Nice to see Beefy in the top 10 :-)
17) Message boards : Politics : 20 days to go (Message 1667327)
Posted 5 days ago by Sirius B
See the late edit.

See what late edit?

UK/USA equivalents

Now I'm even more confused...
:)

Seemed straight forward enough to me.
18) Message boards : Politics : 20 days to go (Message 1667324)
Posted 5 days ago by Sirius B
See the late edit.

See what late edit?

UK/USA equivalents
19) Message boards : Politics : Computers & Technology 2 (Message 1667323)
Posted 5 days ago by Sirius B
Here's a question for you...

"Can you communicate regarding anything in the I.T world without mentioning Linux/Microsoft?

...I don't care whether a device/computer/appliance runs on Linux/Microsoft/Apple or even Teletubby software - if it does the job that a person wants it to do, that's all that matters.

As for business, that's down to the business concerned so this forum is not your personal "empty crate in Hyde Park"
20) Message boards : Politics : Computers & Technology 2 (Message 1667310)
Posted 5 days ago by Sirius B
A European Cisco in the making?

Nokia buys Alcatel-Lucent
21) Message boards : Politics : 20 days to go (Message 1667308)
Posted 5 days ago by Sirius B
17 days to go before the "big one" & the bribery has started...

Tories aim to sell Llyods shares to "small" investors

...anyone found Sid yet?
22) Message boards : Politics : Computers & Technology 2 (Message 1667301)
Posted 5 days ago by Sirius B
Actually both Linus Thorvald and Bill Gates are philantroptists.
And since Bill met Melinda he's even more:)

Quite true, however, the way Martin evangelises Linux, one would think he would be up there alongside Linus.
23) Message boards : Politics : The Israel and Palestine conflict - Part 2 (Message 1667299)
Posted 5 days ago by Sirius B
...or the bombings and beheadings by the IRA.

Are you certain of that & if so, provide proof. I've searched & cannot find any. Kneecappings & shot in the head, yes, but beheadings?

Cardinal likens ISIS to IRA

I don't like his views but he does have a valid point...

..."“These are not – these are not pure, these are not real Muslims,” Cardinal Dolan said of the Islamic State. “Now what we need and what Pope Francis has led the world in saying is, we need the temperate, moderate genuine forces of Islam to rise up and say, ‘They [Islamic State] do not represent us.’”"

"Dolan further commented, “Now, my Muslim friends here in New York will tell me, ‘One of the problems we got that you Catholics don’t, we don’t have one leader that speaks to us, like you’ve got Pope Francis. We don’t have that because there are different splinters of Islamic thought, of Islamic practice.’ But I think, if something good is coming from this, Chris, is we see the voice of measured, temperate, fair just Islam that’s beginning to speak up and say, ‘These fanatics do not represent us.’”"
24) Message boards : Politics : Computers & Technology 2 (Message 1667294)
Posted 5 days ago by Sirius B
Wow, you really that good? So pray tell, why are you only an employee? Why aren't you head of your own company a la "Linux Bill Gates"?
25) Message boards : Politics : Society's Role in Education (Message 1667035)
Posted 6 days ago by Sirius B
Ouch! 44 schools & 180 officials involved in cheating

Could it happen here? Is it happening here?
26) Message boards : Politics : Computers & Technology 2 (Message 1667032)
Posted 6 days ago by Sirius B
Since the Internet went mainstream, if I had a £1 for every thread that ended up O/S bashing, I'd have retired a decade ago & be sitting on a Bermudan Beach sipping Pina Coladas.

There are dedicated threads for O/S's, use them.

Moore's Law: Will it continue for another 50 years?

"So it's remarkable that the extraordinary pace they have evolved at was in large part influenced by a three-page article published 50 years ago this weekend."
27) Message boards : Politics : Hard drugs (Message 1666159)
Posted 8 days ago by Sirius B
Ooops being funny again...
Sorry:)

Sometimes drugs are used to help people with depression by Medical professionals and it works...

...but those are prescribed & approved drugs, & as Simonator already pointed out, even some of them can be addictive.
28) Message boards : Politics : Hard drugs (Message 1666154)
Posted 8 days ago by Sirius B
LOL...

...it seems that "I'm a number, not a person" has failed to read the "Good News" thread.
29) Message boards : Politics : Hard drugs (Message 1666140)
Posted 8 days ago by Sirius B
No-one should take what Siri... says seriously.
Has he ever said anything nice, or thought provoking, about anything?

I'd make an excellent politician then :-)
30) Message boards : Politics : Hard drugs (Message 1666132)
Posted 8 days ago by Sirius B
you sure you're not on the wacky baccy then?.


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