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by XFool
February 16th, 2019, 10:55 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Quote of the day
Replies: 118
Views: 6320

Re: Quote of the day

dspp wrote:" We are unable to post your comment because you have been banned by EU Referendum."

It seems that http://www.eureferendum.com is becoming allergic to truth and reality. Quelle surprise.

Did you say something complimentary about the BBC? :lol:
by XFool
February 16th, 2019, 12:24 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: China cancels trade talks
Replies: 16
Views: 330

Re: China cancels trade talks

What is particularly amusing is that the ad. at the top and bottom of this thread is for the game: "World of Warships - sink the enemy!" :lol:
by XFool
February 15th, 2019, 6:19 pm
Forum: Investment Trusts and Unit Trusts
Topic: Dunedin Enterprise Investment Trust (DNE)
Replies: 2
Views: 328

Re: Dunedin Enterprise Investment Trust (DNE)

MaraMan wrote:Interesting piece in today's Telegraph on DNE.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/investing/f ... slice-isa/

That, plus a couple of directors buying, presumably accounts for the recent rapid increase in share price.
by XFool
February 15th, 2019, 3:28 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: China cancels trade talks
Replies: 16
Views: 330

Re: China cancels trade talks

...Joined up government?
by XFool
February 14th, 2019, 9:13 pm
Forum: History
Topic: 50 Years Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 134

Re: 50 Years Ago

Not surprising to see Vietnam features in many of the pictures.
by XFool
February 14th, 2019, 10:24 am
Forum: Bitter Lemons
Topic: Today? Or just me?
Replies: 12
Views: 327

Re: Today? Or just me?

I remember one day, I found my path in town completely blocked by natterers, totally oblivious to a 'scuse me . Later that day I was up Dartmoor on the bike, and heading for a little footbridge saw it and the approach occupied by ponies. The ponies, unlike the humans in town, had the intelligence a...
by XFool
February 13th, 2019, 10:28 pm
Forum: Bitter Lemons
Topic: Today? Or just me?
Replies: 12
Views: 327

Re: Today? Or just me?

Just to add, as an animal lover I am still not afraid of dogs, just wary now around large dogs. My point about the group of dog lovers was their apparent self absorption and obliviousness to other users of the public pathway (me!) as they totally blocked the path making no attempt whatsoever to move...
by XFool
February 13th, 2019, 11:21 am
Forum: Bitter Lemons
Topic: Today? Or just me?
Replies: 12
Views: 327

Today? Or just me?

The world's gone firkin nuts. Or is it the UK, or 'Ingeland', or just me? I went for my walk around the local park this morning, fell to musing interestingly about Brexit and such. As you do. ;) When I encountered the 'Dog Lover's issue' again. :roll: Group of dog owners and their multiple charges s...
by XFool
February 11th, 2019, 7:43 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: British school cancels Darwin/Evolution play
Replies: 86
Views: 1180

Re: British school cancels Darwin/Evolution play

https://www.thecollegefix.com/more-than-1000-scientists-sign-dissent-from-darwinism-statement/ It looks like the forces of Wilberforce live on... “There are 1,043 scientists on the ‘A Scientific Dissent from Darwinism’ list. It passed the 1,000 mark this month,” said Sarah Chaffee, a program office...
by XFool
February 11th, 2019, 7:32 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Donald Tusk
Replies: 186
Views: 2447

Re: Donald Tusk

It was only about the wording on the ballot paper, which was really quite simple and made no reference to deals. Isn't that exactly the problem? There were indeed only two options available on the quite simple ballot paper: REMAIN - Simple, unambiguous, straightforward to implement. Everyone can ag...
by XFool
February 11th, 2019, 7:09 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Donald Tusk
Replies: 186
Views: 2447

Re: Donald Tusk

It wasn't a negotiation because contrary to all the piffle in the prematch build up the EU had all the cards, the UK couldn't afford PM May and her remain-oriented team are totally and comprehensively incompetent. Any of my three kids could have put up a more spirited attempt at reaching a mutually...
by XFool
February 11th, 2019, 6:51 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: British school cancels Darwin/Evolution play
Replies: 86
Views: 1180

Re: British school cancels Darwin/Evolution play

I think we are close to getting into the arena of "my belief" trumps your 'logic'. Funnily enough that was near exactly the point I was trying to make! We can certainly leave it there. Good to have confirmation that debating with you is pointless as your belief trumps all logical argument...
by XFool
February 11th, 2019, 11:19 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Donald Tusk
Replies: 186
Views: 2447

Re: Donald Tusk

And there in a nutshell is why the Brexit consensus was never going to hold once we got past the let's leave the EU stage... Knock, knock - knock!! What does it matter if two leavers have opposing views on how their country should be run? What they don’t want is a third party running it. Yeah. But ...
by XFool
February 11th, 2019, 11:04 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Education
Replies: 0
Views: 124

Education

Pointless GCSEs should be scrapped, says senior MP

BBC News

"GCSEs should be scrapped and A-levels should be replaced by a mix of academic and vocational subjects, says Robert Halfon, chairman of the Education Select Committee."
by XFool
February 10th, 2019, 7:56 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Donald Tusk
Replies: 186
Views: 2447

Re: Donald Tusk

Part of the issue is that those who voted remain, but can still not accept that the majority of those that voted in the 2016 referendum disagreed with them, still make these sweeping statements as if they are fact. No effort to say it is their opinion, no they state it as if it is a self evident tr...
by XFool
February 10th, 2019, 1:38 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Donald Tusk
Replies: 186
Views: 2447

Re: Donald Tusk

So when it comes to General Elections, we should all ignore party manifestos as they aren’t stated on the ballot paper either? What was the point of the campaign if all the pledges Vote Leave made were irrelevant & should’ve all been ignored? I see a difference. In a general election the manife...
by XFool
February 10th, 2019, 12:30 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: British school cancels Darwin/Evolution play
Replies: 86
Views: 1180

Re: British school cancels Darwin/Evolution play

Interesting,is it not, that biological Darwinism is (almost) universally admired and approved, yet social Darwinism is regarded as despicable, and any thoughts of it stamped out. I suspect that very much depends on what meaning is assigned to the term 'Social Darwinism'. It is not at all clear that...
by XFool
February 10th, 2019, 11:15 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Donald Tusk
Replies: 186
Views: 2447

Re: Donald Tusk

It’s not about how you see it or I see it, it’s merely stating a ‘fact’ that Vote Leave, the official Leave campaign group, said that when we exited the EU it would be via a brand new trade agreement with the EU. It is not about what any of the campaigns said, as they were not going to be bodies ch...
by XFool
February 9th, 2019, 8:50 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Donald Tusk
Replies: 186
Views: 2447

Re: Donald Tusk

I've been wondering what that special place in hell looks like, for those who promoted #Brexit, without even a sketch of a plan how to carry it out safely. Brexiteers are livid. Is it because Tusk has made a very valid point? The plan was very simple and implicit in the vote.*** Why are so many rem...
by XFool
February 8th, 2019, 6:42 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Donald Tusk
Replies: 186
Views: 2447

Re: Donald Tusk

It is vitally important to us that the EU continues to be a success, and builds upon that success. We rely on the EU for our prosperity, freedom and peace. Alone, we are no match for the large trading blocks in an increasingly protectionist world. We can no longer rely on NATO for our defence. Outs...

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