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  1. More shootings in the U.S.

    Or we could just lock up the nutters with the guns? Or perhaps we lock up the nutters with the guns and throw those who see no issue with them having guns in as well in a Hunger Gameseque lesson in the benefits of gun control.
  2. More shootings in the U.S.

    I am still not clear what you are prattling on about. Surely these quotes just prove that this was a guy who should not have had access to a semi-automatic assault rifle? #woody2istherealsnowflake
  3. More shootings in the U.S.

    Yes, that makes so much sense. There should be some nice people in white coats coming to visit you soon. Probably best if you just take the pills from the nice people and wear the special jacket.
  4. More shootings in the U.S.

    WTF is "richards syndrome" meant to be woody2? If you cannot see that the availability of guns plus people with mental health problems is a bad mix then I really feel sorry for you. I am sure I saw a statistic earlier today that there is a mass shooting in a US school every 60 days. Strangely enough on US military bases where only the MP carry fire arms routinely (and then only a hand gun) mass shootings are much rarer. The US do not need to ban guns they just need to regulate them better and stop the general public from being able to buy military grade guns. As for those nutters who think that they and there assault rifle are going to stop a tyrannical Government... Do they really think that they would stand a chance against the a Government backed by the US military? An individual would be blown to hell before they even fired a shot.
  5. Demise of the model?

    I think it was even later than that. I would suggest that it was mid 90's that they started to have women on the winners podium. Since then it has grown into having them stood on the start line probably linked to the increase in sponsorship and the desire for more advertising space. There was a time it was only the scouts who would have been on the winners podium and around the start line holding the flags.
  6. War

    As I understand it surface based ships are very vulnerable to submarines, long range missiles and air strikes and therefore there is a reluctance to sink huge amounts of capital into large Navy vessels. A modern war involving any of the superpowers would be very different from what has been witnessed in the past. Against rogue states or insurgents conventional warfare still works and aircraft carriers can be safely deployed as a safe airbase in the knowledge that it is unlikely that ISIS et al would have the capability to launch a strike against them.
  7. Demise of the model?

    Welcome to Walking with Dinosaurs....
  8. Brexit Is Reversible...

    Care to explain what is fake about Boris making his bridge proclamation? It may be a non-starter but given that he was in favour of brexit then it is a surprising suggestion.
  9. So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    Native Americans not "Red Indians".
  10. Brexit Is Reversible...

    We are going to take back control of our borders and stop those pesky immigrants coming here by.... building a bloody bridge to France! Another great idea from Boris Johnson! https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/jan/19/boris-johnson-proposes-22-mile-bridge-across-the-channel Seriously you could not make this up! I wonder how this will go down with those who voted for Brexit on the basis of border controls.
  11. So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    There is very little that can be taken as gospel on the internet. If you are determined enough you can probably find sources to 'support' any particular belief you may have.
  12. So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    Brilliant! Just think of all the new job opportunities! The UK could become the referendum capital of the world. In relation to UK manufacturing it is great news that production has increased, however, that is not translating into employment. As woody and others have stated the production is down to improvements in technology and the removal of people from the production process. Technology has not yet efficiently replaced some people in some industries that traditionally employ large immigrant workforces although the technology is improving. See https://www.economist.com/news/britain/21726727-better-training-new-crop-varieties-and-nimbler-robots-help-get-harvest-british-farms So what happens when we are all replaced in the workplace with machinery/robotics or algorithms? Don't forget that these won't be owned by everyone but will be owned by those wealthy enough to invest in the technology.
  13. So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    Time for a bit of fun... http://www.europeanmovement.co.uk/brexit_bus_game 53 seconds if you want to try and beat me.
  14. Flat Earth?

    You have yet to give us your thoughts on the shape of the earth. Each post you make suggests that you are indeed a flat earth believer as you have posted nothing to suggest that you have explored alternative ideas. You dismiss the results of thousands of years of scientific experiments which indicate an imperfect globe. You dismiss the fact that we have based flight paths, satellite technology and a whole host of other things on the world being a globe. A "ball" is even a naturally occurring shape. Think about oranges & pearls. This "scientific discussion" is dead if all you can bring is youtube videos and dismissive remarks.
  15. Halal meat on the Isle of Man

    Care to share a copy of the letter/correspondence you sent? Who did you send it too?