Info and forum posts by 'alfie noakes'
Joined on: Saturday, 29th December 2001, 21:40, Last used: Friday, 6th September 2013, 13:54
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About this user: Calm down girls... he ugly.
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Anticipating who will end up being next tory leader is a bit like choosing between toothache or haemorrhoids.
Remainvoter recommended that I vote CHUK in the South East, but I've had a lot of conflicting info on this and they are not really a party I want to vote for out of choice. I'm still deciding whether it's LibDem or Green...
Much as TM has been useless - trying to pander to the hard-right of the party and inevitably failing - anyone who replaces her will face exactly the same problems. It doesn't matter how brexity they might be, they still won't be able to deliver what leavers think they want.
The 1922 Committee want to change the rules so they can vote her out (irony alert) and want to allow ordinary Tory party members (those who paid £25 to join) to have a vote. This means that the recent influx of UKippers who have infiltrated the Conservative membership (the expressed desire of Farridge and his cronies) will be choosing the next Prime Minister - probably self-serving idiot Boris Johnson. Democracy in action.
If this does happen, it's quite likely Labour will launch a no-confidence vote which would have a pretty good chance of winning this time round, which in turn would lead to a general election and probably a Labour govt.
Robee J Shepherd says...
"This is just all kinds of hilarious, A brexiter accusing a brexiter of not being a brexiter:"
Rather brilliantly sums up the fundamentalism that has infected leavers.
Sue Brown says...
" I can't help but wonder if the increase in cancer occurrences from 1 in 3 to 1 in 2 in recent years has anything to do with Chernobyl, and that scares the bejeebers out of me."
My thoughts too. Cancer is far more common than it used to be. Loads of my extended family have had it/died from it/have it currently.
Robee J Shepherd says...
"Bran is evil and the reason the Wightwalkers rose up and wanted to kill him in the first place is entirely because they knew he would become King and plunder the frozen lands for oil."
They'll have trouble flogging their oil after Sansa announced that they were going to Nexit.
Banana and salted caramel actually from 5 Guys...
Interestingly, in my South East region it recommends Change UK as Libdems and Greens are almost guaranteed their seats. Although it goes against the grain a bit, I'll probably vote for them on the off-chance it does produce an extra remain seat.
Mix Man says...
"it's like Lost Mark II."
*smashes the place up*
Sorry to say I thought the last series was quite poor. Hopefully they'll get back to the good ol' days.
I would really recommend 'Mum' if you are looking for a really good sitcom in the same vein. Final series starting tonight but I would suggest banging through the first 2 series on iPlayer. Absolute gem that seems to be finally picking up some recognition.
"I don't think this will be the last we see of the GOT world. Just think of all the prequels and side stories they can cash in on...sorry develop."
This is definitely happening. Don't know whether actual production has started but I bet they are already heavily into development.
Well, it's all a bit like Christmas when you are a kid. The anticipation and build up are always going to mean the day itself can never live up to expectations.
It does feel like everything is being wrapped up too quickly after years of convoluted plots and characters.
Don't even know if they're going to build any of those new reactors here - everyone seems to be pulling out because of the massive cost risk. It would also mean that we would have to guarantee very high prices well into the future for the power they would produce at a time when the cost of renewables is tumbling year on year - let alone the cost of dealing with the nuclear waste for hundreds of years to come.
I didn't realise they were a couple of days away from pretty much laying waste to mainland Europe.
Si Wooldridge says...
"You may want to listen to the Prof on this"
Totally stand by what I said, which was basically that ConLab interpreted their loss of votes as "people want to get on with brexit" whilst diligently ignoring all the extra votes for remain parties.
For all the b****t party possibly getting boosted support in euros, you might note that remain are significantly ahead in polls (and have been for months) in a remain v. leave scenario.
Yes, always thought of him as an old school 'leftie' so this is quite something (although he's been vociferously critical of The High Sparrow for ages).
It's funny also that the huge swing in council votes to remain parties has been interpreted by ConLab as evidence that people "want us to get on with brexit"
Si Wooldridge says...
"wouldn't it there make more sense to either campaign outside the Chinese embassy or the EU parliament?"
There have been protests all around the world, including China. The pressure comes from pushing all govts - even ones that are seemingly progressive on climate issues.
In some ways the Chinese are ahead of us in embracing radical change. They are switching over to electric vehicles en masse and renewable energy sources. They are still heavy coal users because they still can't meet the heavy power demands of their massive industries.
Si Wooldridge says...
"Not one of his points re. the Great Barrier Reef and the rainforests are within the control of the UK government."
The protests are coordinated worldwide. We, and others, can and do put pressure on foreign govts to act on climate change, making them commit to sustainability programs before we buy their products, for instance.
Saying "there's nothing we can do" has always been one of the biggest problems which was coincidentally highlighted in the David Attenborough program that, by chance, was on the beeb last night.
It's as much about getting into the news and the public consciousness and making everybody sit up and take notice.
Interesting thread about the Extinction Rebellion protest movement: https://twitter.com/teuutaa_/status/1118578301612769280
"Oh my God. This is terrible. This is the end of my Presidency. I’m f-----, how could you let this happen, Jeff? (Sessions) This is the worst thing that ever happened to me"
The utterance of an innocent man when hearing Mueller was going to investigate him.
This item was edited on Friday, 19th April 2019, 08:13
I'm not really a Pie fan but I agree 100 f***ing percent with his sentiment here, it is so serious and so ignored
"As I stated way back on this thread that the conspiracy sites said that no way would we ever get out of the EU, the minute the shock result was announced that Brexit won out. The MPs would/will find a way to wangle no Brexit, after our democratic vote to leave."
Why didn't the right-wing brexiters in the ERG and the DUP vote for May's deal then? It would have sailed through.
Contrary to the bs, May's deal IS for a hard brexit: no CU, no SM, no ECJ and no freedom of movement. The one concession was for a backstop to allow time for "new technology" to make the Irish border seemless - which they claim will work. So why didn't they vote it through?
If you want real a real conspiracy theory, Farridge's Br***t Party have announced that they have already received £750,000 in online donations in just a few days, all conveniently under £500 - the threshold where the Electoral Commission have to scrutinise where they came from. Funny that. And oh look, it seems that their servers are in Ann Arbor, Michigan. It's a funny coincidence that this will be outside the EC's jurisdiction. A cynical person might suggest that it's the far-right in the US that is actually flooding their coffers.
More here: https://twitter.com/Turloughc/status/1116720992783613955
This item was edited on Thursday, 11th April 2019, 12:25
No, not [insert name of whichever politician is currently unpopular], but the first ever black hole actually observed rather than extrapolated from stuff behaving weirdly nearby.
Edit: this from Brian Cox:
Here is the image of the black hole in M87, and at the press conference the Event Horizon team just said it is precisely as predicted by General Relativity. Einstein right again - wouldn’t he have loved to see this!
This item was edited on Wednesday, 10th April 2019, 14:48
"I guess it like Priuses being better for the environment, unless you take everything into account and compare them to a golf ;)"
Isn't there an oft use claim that electric cars (not hybrids) are less environmentally friendly than gas guzzlers. But when you break it down that assumes that the electric car uses dirtiest energy from coal-fired power, whereas they only measure the exhaust pipe emissions from the ICE vehicle not taking into account oil extraction environmental impacts.
There's a very well financed oil and coal lobby in the world fighting against the inevitable tide of renewable energy that is cleaner, cheaper and safer.
Australia is an interesting battleground here where coal lobby 'owns' govt but renewables benefit can no longer be sidelined.
The remain campaign even brought in the big guns like Pressy Obalma, and we told him to get stuffed, telling us what to do.
Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, the two great leaders looking out for the welfare of the UK just recently said that we should follow through with brexit. Didn't notice the outcry telling them to get stuffed?
The fact that we are in this mess now is that the majority of people voted to leave (That is a fact remainers do not like)
Did they vote to leave the EU at any destructive cost? Or did they leave expecting the "easiest deal in history" with "the exact same benefits" and £350m a week for the NHS?
over 70% of MPs want to remain
I wonder why then, on the several opportunities they've had, this supposed remain majority haven't voted to revoke A50? My own MP, who originally voted to remain, opted for no deal brexit in the indicative votes.
So this will be twisted to the end so we do not leave the EU, or get such a soft Brexit we may as well not left, and thats democracy down the suwannee river.
“If a democracy cannot change its mind, it ceases to be a democracy” - David Davis MP
Si Wooldridge says...
"He's only talking about a year's sabbatical, not abandoning it completely."
He's trying to pretend that he hasn't entirely abandoned brexit. A year from now he won't be saying "let's give it another crack" (assuming we haven't left).
Si Wooldridge says...
"He also appears to think May's deal is good and that she's a hero."
I still don't agree with his equivocating demeanour. He still can't quite give in to the fact that brexit was a terrible idea from the start.
I read something the other day that claimed you would have to use an organic cotton 'bag for life' 10,000 times in order for it to be less environmentally impacting than using disposable plastic bags.
I've seen the book before, recommended in skeptics circles. Been meaning to read it.
The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark is a 1995 book by astrophysicist Carl Sagan, in which the author aims to explain the scientific method to laypeople, and to encourage people to learn critical and skeptical thinking.
This is very much Ben Goldacre territory.