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  1. The Bastard

    Eels

    Eels have to be returned if they're caught according to the regs. Makes sense since there's so few around. Used to be some whoppers in the stream running down from the Cornaa fish farm.
  2. The Bastard

    Win a house competition!

    Some on Facebook are posting screenshots of the original T&Cs that appear to promise refunds if insufficient numbers were sold. They have also posted shots after the T&Cs were changed at a later date (May ?) that have different arrangements. Their issue appears to be with the changes of the conditions, something which has some past legal precedent, so it will be an interesting outcome.
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    Win a house competition!

    The FB group has a number of members highlighting that the terms and conditions have varied considerably from the initial terms that offered a full refund to all participants. I don't think that the disclaimer in the terms about changes to the T&Cs will be strong enough to insulate the promoter from further legal involvement - there have been a number of past legal actions under English law against promoters who changed T&Cs that were later ruled as unfair, so there is precedent around. Be interesting to see how this one progresses, as on the FB group, it says that some participants have involved the Police.
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    Flat Earth?

    1) You'll note my post said "accept the validity of the position that the earth is not flat" - it didn't say you believe that the earth is flat. You'd have to be a complete muppet to believe that. 2) Numerous pieces of evidence have been posted. I posted videos recently (you failed to respond in a meaningful way and posted a quote that you then denied was by the person that you credited with the quote - not a great response tbh) and China has posted some replicable experiments that you failed to follow up on, or respond in anything other than your usual bizarre fashion. That's an entrenched position. I appreciate you're trying to argue the old schoolboy position about the questionable nature of evidence, but you're not doing it properly, you just disappear off on bizarre tangents, and resort to insults, which isn't part of the intellectual process of argument. You hate it when other people do it to you back for the reaction, and seem to start (virtually) frothing at the mouth with multiple childish emotional outbursts afterwards, so why initiate it ? 3) Arguments by people on this thread are not all "faith-based" - they're based on observed evidence. If someone has observed the curvature of the earth, that's not a faith-based position. If you had the intellectual ability to be able to do China's experiments, they wouldn't be demonstrations of faith, they'd be observations of evidence, which is as far from faith as you can get, unless you're dismissing the whole scientific process. 4) Mad Paul is a Foxdale hermit (apparently).
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    Flat Earth?

    Again the usual impasse. Mad Paul's position is the same as the argument of a hermit who's never left Foxdale and refuses to believe there is a world outside. The hermit will not believe the testimony of any strangers from outside, but at the same time is unwi!ling to leave Foxdale to witness the world himself. Paul will not accept the validity of the position that the world is not flat, even from people who have witnessed the curvature of the earth themselves, but at the same time will not test their arguments himself. As with the Foxdale hermit, he is unwilling to leave his entrenched position, so an impasse is the inevitable result. That's why this thread has reached this absurd number of pages, because arguing with the Foxdale hermit is a self-defeating prospect. There is no logical position to argue from, since all evidence is dismissed.
  6. The Bastard

    Flat Earth?

    Poor quality trolling. You were whining pitifully about ad hominem attacks recently, but on this page alone you've insulted several people just for daring to have (correct) opinions that differ from your own weird perspective. The thread stopped being about science and alternate perspectives on reality some time ago, and it's just become a vehicle for your ad hominem attacks, (which are against the new policies) and for your desperate attention-seeking. What a lonely life you must lead.
  7. The Bastard

    Flat Earth?

    This thread is over. Any proof provided is either ignored or dismissed, and Mad Paul just responds with ad hominem attacks when questioned. Any point to it going on ?
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    Flat Earth?

  9. The Bastard

    Flat Earth?

    Ah, so you're resorting to ad hominem attacks, despite your repeated criticism of them. Your post clearly has the name George Orwell on it. Even if you went with the frankly bizarre claim that it is an 'anonymous quote' (despite posting a name on it) you still expect us to take it as authoritative, despite not witnessing the quote yourself. Yet when anyone posts anything, you decry it as not directly witnessed and say it can't be authoritative. Inconsistent much ? You're just a man of straw, you can't argue a position without being hoisted by your own petard.
  10. The Bastard

    Flat Earth?

    Did you witness George Orwell making that statement ? Yes or no ?
  11. The Bastard

    Flat Earth?

    Posting an anonymous quote isn't replying. Indeed, you have failed to address any of the points raised. Hiding behind Orwell is a cowardly strategy - to use your own argument, how do you know Orwell said it at all ? Did you just read it off the internet ? Did you witness him saying it yourself ? We offer evidence, you cower and say it's meaningless because you haven't witnessed it yourself, yet when China offers some reasonable experiments, you won't do them. Basically this thread has become about you crying for attention in the most pathetic way possible, in between tantrums.
  12. The Bastard

    Flat Earth?

    So, as usual Paul avoids responding to reasonable evidence and posts unrelated bullshit. Time to lock this timewasting thread.
  13. The Bastard

    Flat Earth?

    The laser was level. If you start moving it downwards, then you're rather missing the point of the experiment. The helicopter, though ? Putting it down at water level, but unable to see it until it reached 24 feet above the water , even with a flat-earth "believer" looking at it through a telescope ? That was pretty definitive, wasn't it ?
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    Flat Earth?

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    Supertour 2018

    Jeez, what a drama queen. How can a few cars driving over it for half a day "desecrate" it more than the rest of the traffic for the rest of the year ? Quality whingeing.
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