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Old 05-20-2017, 05:30 AM
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It's a sign of our times that comedians speak the truth more often than politicians or journalists.
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Old 05-20-2017, 05:40 AM
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Weren't political posts banned for a while?
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Weren't political posts banned for a while?
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Old 05-20-2017, 03:15 PM
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How many good boy points do I get, Nazja?
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How many good boy points do I get, Nazja?
Kellick added one star to your file. I tried to persuade him to add at least one more, but he wouldn't budge.
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Old 05-20-2017, 04:52 PM
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Kellick added one star to your file. I tried to persuade him to add at least one more, but he wouldn't budge.
This is why you're my favourite Nazja.
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Old 06-11-2017, 04:23 AM
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You know that moment, which I'm sure most of you've experienced, when you're watching some evening talk show, and some guest actor person comes on, and you're all like "Yeah, I liked that actor person in that movie.", and you think you sort of know of him/her, but then the guest actor person opens his/her mouth and goes all "Pip-pip cheerio and some crumpets and tea.", and you're left there wondering when inside turned out and up became down. You know that moment?

I just had one of those with that Spider-Man actor person, watching a video of him making out with Stephen Colbert.
I just had one of these moments again. Last time the actor I didn't know was a Brit was Andrew Garfield. And funnily enough this time it was yet another Spider-Man actor, the new one, Tom Holland.

Are there any American actors left in Hollywood at this point?
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Old 06-16-2017, 05:23 PM
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Old 06-16-2017, 08:09 PM
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Kind of a segue, but man, it's going to be weird when the Queen dies. I've never known another monarch. Hell, my parents have never known another monarch.
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Old 06-16-2017, 08:31 PM
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Kind of a segue, but man, it's going to be weird when the Queen dies. I've never known another monarch. Hell, my parents have never known another monarch.
It will be the end of an era.
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Old 06-17-2017, 06:46 AM
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Kind of a segue, but man, it's going to be weird when the Queen dies. I've never known another monarch. Hell, my parents have never known another monarch.
Yeah, I don't think it would just be the UK in mourning over her death either; she's loved by a lot of people. It's funny, whenever you look at anything related to her on facebook there's so many foreigners praising her.
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Yeah, I don't think it would just be the UK in mourning over her death either; she's loved by a lot of people. It's funny, whenever you look at anything related to her on facebook there's so many foreigners praising her.
I wouldn't be surprised if we saw a resurgence in both monarchist and anti-monarchist movements throughout the Commonwealth. There's already been rumblings from some about ditching the "British Monarch as head of state" model once Queen Elizabeth II dies, and while I highly doubt anything so major would happen, at the very least, it's going to be an odd period of transition and/or mourning.
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Old 06-17-2017, 04:25 PM
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I think the antimonarchist sentiment at least in Canada largely stemmed from the possibility of Charles being king. His reign will be relatively brief if it occurs at all. William is more popular.
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Old 07-21-2017, 07:37 PM
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Why can't the UK send baby Charles over to the US for an experimental treatment?

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/07...-in-court.html

Even if it doesn't work it will help advance medical science. It doesn't look like it would cost anything to the UK government and the parents really want to.
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Old 07-24-2017, 06:11 PM
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Why can't the UK send baby Charles over to the US for an experimental treatment?

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/07...-in-court.html

Even if it doesn't work it will help advance medical science. It doesn't look like it would cost anything to the UK government and the parents really want to.
I'll try to get back to it tomorrow, but long story short: The treatment would not have cured him of his brain damage and organ failure. This is not a guess. This is "unless something entirely beyond the realm of science and what the developers of the treatment believe can happen, happens" level "it wouldn't cure him."

As such, and given that he showed signs of pain, the doctors COULD NOT in good conscience allow him to undergo treatment that would, at most, allow him to live a life of suffering longer. Like, that would practically go against the Hippocratic oath level bad.

Throw in some shit like "the people proposing the treatment may have been trying to milk it for money, when they would've known it wouldn't work had they looked at Charlie", and the right wing trying to claim it's to do with socialised medicine (it seriously isn't) and use it to bash those heartless experts over good honest parents (who I can't blame for trying, but were still sadly ignorant) to promote their own insidious agenda, and yeah. Could go on longer, but the long and short of it is "treatment couldn't have worked, kid suffering = doctors want to let to poor fellow rest in peace"
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Old 07-24-2017, 07:33 PM
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I'll try to get back to it tomorrow, but long story short: The treatment would not have cured him of his brain damage and organ failure. This is not a guess. This is "unless something entirely beyond the realm of science and what the developers of the treatment believe can happen, happens" level "it wouldn't cure him."

As such, and given that he showed signs of pain, the doctors COULD NOT in good conscience allow him to undergo treatment that would, at most, allow him to live a life of suffering longer. Like, that would practically go against the Hippocratic oath level bad.

Throw in some shit like "the people proposing the treatment may have been trying to milk it for money, when they would've known it wouldn't worked had they looked at Charlie", and the right wing trying to claim it's to do with socialised medicine (it seriously isn't) and use it to bash those heartless experts over good honest parents (who I can't blame for trying, but were still sadly ignorant) to promote their own insidious agenda, and yeah. Could go on longer, but the long and short of it is "treatment couldn't have worked, kid suffering = doctors want to let to poor fellow rest in peace"
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Old 07-24-2017, 07:37 PM
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Couldn't have put it better, Torch. This whole situation is terrible for all involved.
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Old 08-14-2017, 09:58 AM
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The Casey Review makes fascinating reading.

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1.15. There were an estimated 65.1 million people living in the United Kingdom in
June 2015, with the population having risen by 4.1 million between 2001 and 2011.
More than half of this growth was due to immigration. Some key trends stand out
over that decade:

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We are increasingly ethnically diverse. Although eight out of ten of us identified
ourselves as White British in the 2011 Census, the White British population
reduced by 0.4 million people, while all other ethnic minority groups grew - with
the largest numerical growth among ‘other’ White (most notably Polish, up by
0.5 million) and Asian (most notably Indian and Pakistani, each increasing by
0.4 million) ethnic groups.
White British population is decreasing the total population rose by 4.1 million between 2001 and 2011 so... 4.5 million non-White British increase.
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1.18. Britain is an increasingly diverse nation with a long history of immigration but it
has changed dramatically in recent years. By 2011, 13% of us were foreign born
and nearly 20% of us identified ourselves as belonging to ethnic minorities
(compared with 9% and 12% respectively a decade earlier).
20% identify as an ethnic minorities and it's increasing.
Based on an analysis of current trends in the 25 European countries for which data are available, Muslim women today will have an average of 2.2 children each, compared with an estimated average of 1.5 children each for non-Muslim women in Europe.
1.5 children is unsustainable population-wise right?


Sooooooo... thoughts?
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Old 08-14-2017, 11:26 AM
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Non-religious people tend to have less children than religious ones.
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Old 09-09-2017, 06:22 PM
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What's this about trying to "rig" Parliament?
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk...-a7937081.html
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Old 09-10-2017, 12:57 AM
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Conservatives did not win a majority in the last election.
They are the bigger political force, but short a few members of Parliament to have a majority.

They made a deal with a North Ireland party (the DUP) to support them in key votes, but it's not a coalition majority between the two.
Conservatives rule as a minority government (as there is no majority in this Parliament, they are the bigger bloc and they have made deals that can assure a functional government)

Committees places are traditionally appropriated proportionally to the representation of each party in the Parliament.
It seems that part of the deal with the DUP was that the DUP would forego their committee rights and offer them to the Conservative so that they have a majority.
And this deal was not made public at the time.
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Old 03-22-2018, 07:08 AM
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So I think this was brought up but lost in the International Politics thread but about the Nazi pug thing. With Count Dankula. Man was convicted of causing gross offence for teaching his girlfriends dog to do a Nazi salute when he said things like "gas the Jews".

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotlan...-west-43478925


Anyone want to defend this? Because I am so very disappointed in my country.
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