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Joined on: Monday, 26th April 2004, 09:11, Last used: Friday, 6th September 2013, 06:40

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RE: [VIDEO] Brexit

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Jitendar Canth says...
"Gauke and Hammond are leaping before they are pushed, and sticking the knife in before they go. "

Good riddance.

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RE: [VIDEO] 50th anniversay of moon landing

"in their publication, they noted that if a material had to be devised to protect a giant artificial satellite...the experts would probably have hit on precisely these elements."

QED.

Not.

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RE: [VIDEO] Brexit

This is good news as I always thought the fine from the EC was disproportionate, glad the Judge agreed:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-49048431

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RE: [VIDEO] The Pie Thread!

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Jitendar Canth says...
"Well, Trump is the most powerful man on the planet. Corbyn is... is... I’ve got nothing..."

Good point well made...

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RE: The Trump Presidency

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Brooky says...
"I just hope the U.K. knows most of us dislike Trump immensely. Sadly I can’t say enough."

Pretty sure it's quite obvious, it's the same over here - you can't turn on the news without someone mentioning him.

I suspect he loves it...

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RE: [VIDEO] The Pie Thread!

I guess that Trump is more profitable than looking at Labour's current problems...

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RE: The Premier league 2019/2020

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Snaps says...
"You could start your own but talking to yourself is injurious to mental health. "

That explains a few things about my last year...

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RE: [VIDEO] Everton: A new beginning for the 2018/19 season

OK, been a while and we've not only made the transfer of Andre Gomes permanent but just signed Fabian Delph.

https://www.evertonfc.com/news/1280029/delph-signs-for-everton

Still need a striker or two though...

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RE: England Cricket World Cup winners 2019!!!

That was just so tense and unbelievable that England really only won that in the end due to an accidental boundary...

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RE: 007's replacement...

I was looking forward to Idris Elba before they went down that route...

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RE: [VIDEO] What gig did you just go to?

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Robee J Shepherd says...
"The Human League, reason I got the tickets, just brilliant. Awesome sound, even really enjoyed the few tracks they played from newer albums I didn't know. Must see!"

I've seen them at least half a dozen times and they are always value for money...

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RE: New Australian wildlife danger

Don't tell Chris Packham...

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RE: [VIDEO] The deeply concerning advent of Deepfakes

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Pete-MK says...
"All it would take would be a phone call with this tech and you're destroying marriages & lives, for a laugh."

We have this already and have for a long time, it happens with all technology.

We've had fake photographs and sound recordings, now easier than ever to manipulate in the digital world.

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Pete-MK says...
"At the moment on 4ch, they're getting obsessed  with deepnudes,"

Again, nothing new.  We've already had celebrity heads being superimposed on the bodies of porn 'stars'.

That isn't to dismiss what you're saying, but this sort of stuff has been around for a long time...

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RE: The Trump Presidency

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Robee J Shepherd says...
"I would far rather see people moaning about anything they feel is wrong, than be silent. "

I agree with some of what you've said, but I do think there comes a point where it tips into something else entirely.  That's just my view though.

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Robee J Shepherd says...
"I guess you can also say moaning about people moaning is also a waste of time. ;)"

I agree with that as well, and try not to fall into that category but rather ask questions or put an opposing view.  It doesn't always work, frustration gets the better of all us all at some point.

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Robee J Shepherd says...
"Margaret Hodge has openly clashed with Corbyn about his inability to deal with this, she was born Jewish and seems to have been pretty consistent in her criticism of Israel."

It's becoming tribal within tribal as I've now seen Corbyn supporters openly criticise her for the child abuse allegations during her time as leader of Islington Council from 1982 to 1992, something you might also reasonably have expected Jeremy Corbyn to have been raising concerns about from his election in 1983 but that's just an adjunct to the point I'm making.

And the point is that some of these issues are ignored until it becomes convenient and its generally when on the defensive.

I'm sure there is much more to this current issue than meets the eye and the Panorama programme on this tonight may well shed more light on this and give an indication on how systemic AS is within the party - especially as there are indications ahead of the programme that people at the top of the party interfered in the process.  It's all just allegations at the moment though.

I agree that more could have been done, especially by Corbyn who cannot help himself and only issue bland statements about being opposed to ALL forms of racism, but then the Lib Dems also have their own AS problem that hasn't really been addressed.  The Conservatives have been accused of Islamophobia and that needs to be addressed, whether it's as big an issue as Labour's or not - my view is that party members can't complain about another party's issues if not addressing their own properly.

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RE: The Trump Presidency

You could come with a similar list for Hilary, Obama, Bush Jr, Bill Clinton if you really wanted to.

US politics is so polarised that neither side can help themselves.

We can agree that Trump is a bit of an arse, but I'm sure we'll still disagree that spending a large number of waking moments moaning about it is a waste of time...

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RE: Women's World Cup

Good read, hope he turns his life around.

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RE: Women's World Cup

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Snaps says...
"Really?
A waste of energy."

I think so, you may feel differently.

Hey ho...

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RE: The Trump Presidency

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Pete-MK says...
"it's nothing to do with the mythical ad hominem"

It's not a mythical ad hominem.

It's a fact that for some people that they can't resist any opportunity to decry some celebrity or politician for every supposed or real slight.

I'm not a fan of any of the left leaning parties but I don't give them more than a second's thought unless the conversation is a political one that has context.

TDS is not like that at all, everyone feels the need to show their disdain for an elected official at a moment's notice - there's even a post in the Women's World Cup thread about it ffs...

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RE: Women's World Cup

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Snaps says...
"I did enjoy Fox going live to a bar full of Yanks in France somewhere and the whole bar chanting '***k Trump' while he attempted to ignore it. "

That's just stupid and a complete waste of negative energy that could be used more positively elsewhere...

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RE: Can’t Sleep 😴

I use the sound of waves crashing on the shore, but great you've found something that works for you...

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RE: The Trump Presidency

Ah, so just hypocrisy.

That's fine then.  I expect nothing less from any of them on either side.

However, just for clarity:

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Pete-MK says...
"Trump's family & some of his Administration have been found to have been doing the exact same thing, but ad they're part of an active administartion, and not as a presidential candidate, the potential 'crimes' that may have been commited are much worse, "

Wasn't Clinton part of an active administration at this time?

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RE: The Trump Presidency

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Pete-MK says...
"Yes she did, and she fully complied with all and any investigations into it, and was exonerated."

So what's different about Trump's use then?

I've not followed this so don't know the detail.

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RE: The Trump Presidency

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Robee J Shepherd says...
"Also, a committee is going after the administrations use of private email:
https://boingboing.net/2019/07/01/probe-of-personal-e-mail-use-b.html

(The thing they accused Hilary of)"

But didn't Clinton actually use personal email servers and wasn't charged for using them?

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RE: Big clampdown on car tax evasion

There's no excuse not to now as it's easily affordable with monthly payments...

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RE: Women's World Cup

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mbilko says...
"After watching the tourney completely ruined by VAR can we cancel it before the season starts please."

No, I think we need to see how it work in the Premier League for a season before making a judgement call.

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RE: [VIDEO] Brexit

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admars says...
" it's just waking up and seeing the incompetence :("

Depends on where you see the incompetence though and we'll have a different view on that depending on where we sit in this debate.

Personally I blame both Theresa May and the EU, but probably May more as she had a responsibility to negotiate to the best of her ability and I don't believe that this has happened whereas the EU are just their usual intransigent selves and can't really be blamed for that.

This is why I'm looking forward to seeing whether Boris can have any effect.  I'm not a huge fan, although I like his personality, and never really wanted his as leader/PM but I think we've got to the space now where we at least have to try.  It's only a couple of months in reality, and he'll either force the EU into a re-negotiating the deal that no one likes or he won't.  At least by Halloween we'll know and there can be no argument he didn't get his chance.

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This item was edited on Wednesday, 3rd July 2019, 10:26

RE: [VIDEO] Knives Out

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Robee J Shepherd says...
"It must be hard these days for anything not a super hero movie, horror flick, or romcom to do any business, we've all become so cynical."

To be fair, I'm not too bothered in revisiting the same territory so long as it's done well enough to stand out, I just didn't get enough from that trailer to make that judgement call...

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RE: [VIDEO] Knives Out

Looks like your typical Agatha Christie murder mystery but just modernised...

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RE: [VIDEO] Brexit

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Jitendar Canth says...
"That still leaves the 40% who couldn't be arsed up for grabs by either side."

Only if you can get them to register to vote:

https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/elections/electoralregistration/bulletins/electoralstatisticsforuk/2018

The total number of UK Parliamentary electors in December 2018 was 45,775,800, a decrease of 372,000 (negative 0.8%) from the previous year.

The total number of Parliamentary electors in each of the UK constituent countries and the percentage changes between 2017 and 2018 was:

  • England – 38,371,400, a decrease of 0.8%
  • Wales – 2,230,100, a decrease of 1.4%
  • Scotland – 3,925,800, a decrease of 0.6%
  • Northern Ireland – 1,248,400, an increase of 0.5%
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RE: [VIDEO] Brexit

Quote:
Robee J Shepherd says...
"Do you really think either side is interested in changing it's mind?"

Not any more.

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