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by XFool
September 19th, 2019, 10:43 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Boris Johnson PM - how it's going?
Replies: 1056
Views: 21089

Re: Boris Johnson PM - how it's going?

Howyoudoin wrote:Christmas is cancelled this year as we’re out of Brussels.

Boom boom.

Which just goes to show there is good to be found in everything!
by XFool
September 19th, 2019, 8:18 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: At least now I have a name for my condition...
Replies: 3
Views: 173

Re: At least now I have a name for my condition...

By coincidence today Google popped up a flashback video to when my son was a toddler and anxious about walking over a playground obstacle course without holding my hand. I forwarded it to him as a reminder of how we confront our anxieties and later look back on it as growth. Now you have me worried...
by XFool
September 19th, 2019, 8:15 pm
Forum: Biscuit Bar
Topic: outages and contacts
Replies: 4
Views: 157

Re: outages and contacts

More problems this morning:

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by XFool
September 19th, 2019, 8:03 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: It's not true!
Replies: 1
Views: 96

It's not true!

The long read Why can't we agree on what's true anymore? The Guardian It’s not about foreign trolls, filter bubbles or fake news. Technology encourages us to believe we can all have first-hand access to the ‘real’ facts – and now we can’t stop fighting about it. By William Davies Introduced me to th...
by XFool
September 19th, 2019, 10:02 am
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: Telephone Cold calling
Replies: 26
Views: 793

Re: Telephone Cold calling

Does anyone know or have any theories? Once upon a time there was a system known as a telephone directory. This listed names, addresses and phone numbers. To the extent that people haven't withdrawn permissions to be published in this way, this still provides lists of potential contacts. That's a g...
by XFool
September 18th, 2019, 11:10 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: Telephone Cold calling
Replies: 26
Views: 793

Re: Telephone Cold calling

An interesting question is why are some people plagued by these cold calls and others are seemingly not?

Is this just some random effect or is there something else behind it. Does anyone know or have any theories?
by XFool
September 17th, 2019, 10:34 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Verhofstadt wants EU Empire - Liberals want to join!
Replies: 62
Views: 1246

Re: Verhofstadt wants EU Empire - Liberals want to join!

Well to spell it out, as that seems necessary to make what I am saying clear to you, my point was that the desire to keep saying people were saying Verhofstadt said “EU Empire” meant that even though I did not say it it was suggested I had. Indeed SteMis appears to have felt it necessary to make cl...
by XFool
September 17th, 2019, 10:26 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Verhofstadt wants EU Empire - Liberals want to join!
Replies: 62
Views: 1246

Re: Verhofstadt wants EU Empire - Liberals want to join!

Well to spell it out, as that seems necessary to make what I am saying clear to you, my point was that the desire to keep saying people were saying Verhofstadt said “EU Empire” meant that even though I did not say it it was suggested I had. Indeed SteMis appears to have felt it necessary to make cl...
by XFool
September 17th, 2019, 7:06 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Populism in Action
Replies: 0
Views: 130

Populism in Action

The populist rewriting of Polish history is a warning to us all
Estera Flieger

The Guardian

Thirty years after communism ended, Poland’s past is again being manipulated for political motives, this time at a museum in Gdańsk
by XFool
September 17th, 2019, 5:41 pm
Forum: Science
Topic: Interstellar
Replies: 0
Views: 97

Interstellar

First measurements of 'interstellar comet'

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-49719696

Astronomers are gathering measurements on a presumed interstellar comet, providing clues about its chemical composition.
by XFool
September 17th, 2019, 1:46 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Verhofstadt wants EU Empire - Liberals want to join!
Replies: 62
Views: 1246

Re: Verhofstadt wants EU Empire - Liberals want to join!

Except of course, Verhofstadt did not say he wanted an EU Empire. What he wants is more collective decision making, but in this speech he did not even call for that. He called for the UK to remain in the EU. Yes, I wasn't saying he talked about the EU as an empire but his use of empires in respect ...
by XFool
September 17th, 2019, 10:17 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Is Trump about to attack Iran?
Replies: 6
Views: 296

Re: Is Trump about to attack Iran?

Worrying:

The world ignored the warning signs – and now the Middle East is on the brink
Simon Tisdall

The Guardian

Donald Trump’s hostility towards Iran and support for Saudi Arabia has made a delicate situation explosive
by XFool
September 16th, 2019, 9:27 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Verhofstadt wants EU Empire - Liberals want to join!
Replies: 62
Views: 1246

Re: Verhofstadt wants EU Empire - Liberals want to join!

The OP: Verhofstadt wants EU Empire - Liberals want to join! #251885 Postby supremetwo » September 14th, 2019, 8:10 pm Guy Verhofstadt has addressed the Lib Dem conference this evening to claim the EU is “acting too little” and needs to become an empire. IS FALSE - This is shown below. He speaks of ...
by XFool
September 16th, 2019, 8:08 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Verhofstadt wants EU Empire - Liberals want to join!
Replies: 62
Views: 1246

Re: Verhofstadt wants EU Empire - Liberals want to join!

This is not the first time that Verhofstadt has used the word 'Empire' in his speeches. He's been doing it for years. He would also like a European Army. In April this year, he tweeted: https://twitter.com/guyverhofstadt/status/1113714912260493313?lang=en For 70 years, Nato has been a cornerstone o...
by XFool
September 16th, 2019, 11:46 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Verhofstadt wants EU Empire - Liberals want to join!
Replies: 62
Views: 1246

Re: Verhofstadt wants EU Empire - Liberals want to join!

hiriskpaul wrote:I have listened to the speech and the title of this thread is factually incorrect. Not once did Verhofstadt say he wanted an EU Empire.

Imagine our surprise...
by XFool
September 16th, 2019, 11:42 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: A very bitter man
Replies: 23
Views: 674

Re: A very bitter man

It's not all about Johnson...

Cameron may have fought Brexit. But it was his policies that made it happen
John Harris

The Guardian

Though he now styles himself as the failed pioneer of a softer politics, he can’t escape responsibility for austerity
by XFool
September 15th, 2019, 7:11 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: A Bridge Too Far
Replies: 9
Views: 405

Re: A Bridge Too Far

There was an article on this subject, looking at the possible options, which included multiple suspension spans and/or a pontoon section. A floating submerged tunnel is another possibility. The deep trench in the middle of the channel is an obvious difficulty. How typical of the Grauniad to be dism...
by XFool
September 15th, 2019, 5:31 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Boris Johnson PM - how it's going?
Replies: 1056
Views: 21089

Re: Boris Johnson PM - how it's going?

We wouldn't hold previous generations correctly liable for offences under Slavery Laws or Nazi Anti Jew legislation. Not sure I understand quite what you mean here. Oops! This sort of thing can lead to 'trouble' on TLF. ;) We wouldn't hold previous generations correctly liable for offences under Sl...
by XFool
September 15th, 2019, 12:48 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: A very bitter man
Replies: 23
Views: 674

Re: A very bitter man

I thought this was going to be about Robert Mugabe...
by XFool
September 15th, 2019, 12:12 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Boris Johnson PM - how it's going?
Replies: 1056
Views: 21089

Re: Boris Johnson PM - how it's going?

However I'm not sure about a blanket pardon. Oscar Wilde, for example, who is often held up as a victim of such legislation was pretty clearly having sex with underage boys, which would still be illegal under current laws. Although doubtless despised by people at the time, was that even a specific ...

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