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Joined on: Sunday, 23rd December 2001, 02:26, Last used: Friday, 6th September 2013, 05:47

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About this user: 13.5 stones of wit

This user has posted a total of 12681 messages. On average, since joining, this user has posted 1.98 messages a day, or 13.89 messages a week. In the last 30 days, this user has posted 27 messages, which is on average 0.9 messages a day.

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RE: [VIDEO] Brexit

Another vote of no confidence is possible if the new PM can't get a deal before the leaving date, which would probably trigger a general election.

The vote was 3 years ago yesterday. Only a fool would still think it was ever going to be easy.

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RE: [VIDEO] The Next PM

Again, the front pages display perfectly why I stopped reading newspapers years ago. Most are leading with the 'Boris bust-up', with most still speculating about what happened and why, but in a breathtaking display of crassness from a couple of likely contenders, the neighbours are described as 'Left wing' & 'anti-Brexit', as that was obviously the only reason they recorded the disturbance.

Regardless, it's quite surprising that the predominantly pro-leave rags are hanging onto this one, as it's starting to put a dent in their favourite's chances.

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RE: [VIDEO] The Next PM

Just caught News at Ten & they led with this story. Immediately after they showedf the official police statement that said something along the lines of "Nothing happened, everyone was safe and well, no report was filed', the newscaster turned to an 'expert' in the studio and asked "So, what does this mean for Boris' prospects...?"

Turned off after that.

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RE: The Trump Presidency

This from Fox News



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"Trump didn’t realize UNTIL TEN MINUTES BEFOREHAND that a planned airstrike would kill over a hundred people and would therefore be grossly disproportionate to the loss of a UAV?

To say this is amateur hour would defame amateurs.

Resign. If you didn’t know this until it was almost too late, you’re even more of an idiot than people think you are. Do the country and the world a favor. Go back to real estate, where the worst you can do is kill banks.
-George Conway


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RE: The Trump Presidency

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Robee J Shepherd says...
"although nobody is willing to have a wind farm anywhere they can see it. "

I humbly beg to differ. Our local wind farm (26 turbines) is at East Guldeford, between Brenzett & Rye. I delivered to site when they were making the bases and it was fascinating to see the process in action. However, the location of the wind farm is on the amazingly large flat area south of the South Kent Downs that spreads from Rye to Sandgate, and the turbines can be seen from 30 miles plus from every direction. I personally love wind farms, from an aesthetic & engineering point of view, and think they're anything but an eyesore.

Apologies for the borked link earlier. here's the gist:

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President Donald Trump decided on Monday to slap tariffs on imported solar panels. The U.S. will impose duties of as much as 30 percent on solar equipment made abroad, a move that threatens to handicap a $28 billion industry that relies on parts made abroad for 80 percent of its supply. Just the mere threat of tariffs has shaken solar developers in recent months, with some hoarding panels and others stalling projects in anticipation of higher costs. The Solar Energy Industries Association has projected tens of thousands of job losses in a sector that employed 260,000

But it's been established that Trump has no understanding of how renewable energy works ("When it isn't windy, you can't watch TV"), and coal lobbyists helped/are helping his campaign financing, so it's patently obvious where his loyalties lie.



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RE: The Trump Presidency

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Si Wooldridge says...
"will it work for the common working class man or woman who may have youngsters or p***ed up adults passing by who will see the opportunity for a bit of vandalism?"

No

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-44561039


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RE: The Trump Presidency

Trump loves coal, Trump hates renewable energy sources that takes money away from coal & oil, and his carbon-based buddies hate that



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RE: The Next PM

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Si Wooldridge says...
"And he still won..."
Being popular is not the same as being capable or competent. Trump should have taught you that.

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Flixster Video is shutting down

Since UV closed earlier this year, Flixster has been more or less dead in the water ever since. I could never get most of my titles to play on my phone, and contacting User Support about it was akin to smashing my head against a wall several times, so it's gratifying to hear they've arranged to migrate any redeemed titles across to Google play/Youtube (which has been the recent format for streaming titles anyway).

Here's the email i received:
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Thank you for using Flixster Video to watch your favorite movies and television shows.

Following the announcement by UltraViolet that it will be discontinuing its service on July 31, 2019, we are writing to provide you notice that Flixster Video is planning to shut down its website, applications and operations on October 31, 2019.

To enable you to continue to enjoy your video collection after the shutdown of Flixster Video, we have made arrangements to allow Flixster Video users to migrate available videos in their Flixster Video collections to Google Play. Google Play is a global online store that is home to the latest apps, games, music, movies, TV shows, books and magazines you can enjoy and share on all your favorite devices.

Please note that certain videos in your Flixster Video collection may not be available for migration to Google Play. Certain other limitations may apply subject to the terms of service and available features of Google Play in your country.

We will provide you further notice and information once this Flixster Video – Google Play migration process is available for Flixster Video users, which is expected to be in July 2019.

In the meantime, prior to July 31, 2019, please go to Flixster Video, log in to your Flixster Video account and make sure that your account is linked and remains linked to your Ultraviolet library to ensure that your Flixster Video collection is up to date.

So a few of the titles won;t be migrated, probably for legal reasons, and probably those titles I could never play anyway.


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RE: The Next PM

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"if the result had been a Brexit fail, then we would all have accepted it,"

Rubbish. If the result had been that close the other way then the leave brigade, led by Farage, would be screaming for another referendum from the morning after, and you know it.

https://twitter.com/davidschneider/status/1073722982831394816


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RE: The Next PM

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"End of democracy, this path is."

Again, a result based on established falsehoods is the opposite of democracy.

Theere should have been a wider threshold for a definitive result, say 55-60% minimum. As it stands, all recent polls still point towards remain, but if there is a second (and with Boris in the chair, that's a real possibility) then the question asked has to be better than just 'in/out', because it's now amazingly apparently that a large percentage of the voters really didn't understand the implications of the question


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RE: [VIDEO] 9/11 Anniversary

It was explained to Jon that the reason for all the empty seats was that it wasn't a full hearing, and that everyone that needed to be there to hear his case WAS there, it just made them look s***ty in the face of all those who have suffered because of the govt's shortcomings.

But, bright side, the bill was passed unanimously.

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RE: Go Pro

I'll admit, they're taking a slower run-up these days

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RE: [VIDEO] Brexit

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"Right now I'd like to see the odds on whether Labour or Tory fall apart first."

Boris just got 114 votes in the first round. Harper's gone, which is a shame, but Leadsom & McVey are also out, which is a definite bright side. But still, I give it 3 months.

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RE: Hope Solo.....

With those thighs, it's a definite possibility.

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RE: [VIDEO] Chernobyl (HBO / Sky Atlantic)

Russia seems to be just as impressed with the accuracy of the storytelling, to such a degree that they're making their own version of the drama, this time insinuating that fictional CIA agents infiltrated the power plant as workers and were responsible for the disaster. Because the Russia of the time couldn't possibly have been responsible for such shortcomings on their own.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-48559289

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[VIDEO] RE:The Trump Presidency

I think the only good things that came out of it was some iconic aliens, an oft-adapted catchphrase, and this:



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RE: [VIDEO] The Trump Presidency

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Si Wooldridge says...
" the reality is it appears to be a couple of feet off the ground.

What exactly was the point?"

Apparently that's exactly how high it needed to be


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RE: [VIDEO] The Trump Presidency

"We appear to be in a different city to the one President Trump's been in"

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RE: [VIDEO] Brexit

And again

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RE: [VIDEO] Brexit

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I in fact said: 'once we have settled our accounts we will take back control of roughly £350m per week. It would be a fine thing, as many of us have pointed out, if a lot of that money went on the NHS'. "That is very different from claiming that there would be an extra £350m available for public spending and I am amazed that you should impute such a statement to me."

He's eloquent, I'll give him that, but he's still contradicting his repeated public assertions about the £350 million. If what you're telling the public isn't what you 'mean', then perhaps you shouldn't say it at all





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RE: [VIDEO] Brexit

TBH, and I think Si would agree with me on this occasion, that that's probably the point. But if this was illegal, which it allegedly is, then it should have been pointed out and brought before the courts during, if not straight after the referendum.

However, Boris acts before he thinks, and having him in charge of the country when it's at its most fragile is the worst possible choice from a long list of bad options

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RE: [VIDEO] Brexit

Johnson's been summoned to court over the £350 million lie that everyone knew was a lie but he kept lying about it because he wanted the glory of being on the winning side, but then admitted it was a lie anyway

Apparently there's laws against that kind of thing.

Amazing timing though, dont'cha think



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RE: [VIDEO] The Trump Presidency

Made me chuckle, then I stopped, because there are people who will believe it's true just because he said it




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RE: [VIDEO] Brexit

Interesting vote share graph from the BBC



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RE: [VIDEO] Brexit

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Robee J Shepherd says...
"I thought parliament had blocked no deal anyway?

Under the current Govt anyway. Absolute worst case scenario is we have another GE, and 'cut-and-run' Farage gets in as PM and enacts his single policy, then spends the next 5 years turning the country into the right-wing facist s***hole he wants it to be.

But that's all fantasy anyway, his past record shows that as soon as he gets a whiff of responsibility for his bullshit rhetoric, he scarpers.

Still, they got less than 50% of the overall vote, so there's hope for reason somewhere


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RE: [VIDEO] Brexit

2 weeks to the end of May. That's buggered everything, basically.



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RE: [VIDEO] Brexit

May's making a speech now about a 'bold new deal'. Zoned out for most of it, but if MP's agree to the new deal, they can have a vote on a second referendum.

So she wants them to say yes to a watered down deal, with an option of having another referendum which, if current polling stands up, will throw the whole thing out and we'll remain anyway

It's like the Two Ronnies have returned from the dead to write her speeches.Just can't wait to see how Nigel reacts to this one.
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