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  1. Putin hates the EU - and hates having it on his border. Ditto NATO. Best case scenario, the EU and NATO will fast track Ukraine.
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    Advantages/Disadvantages Of The EU

    With respect, the question was addressed to Quilp. Because I was genuinely interested in his curious post - but confused by the quotations marks and unsure of the meaning. Nobody posts in order to not be understood so it seemed ok to ask. I doubt that your odd interpretation is correct. Cromwell was a brutal military dictator (according to historians including Winston Churchill). Following the Restoration, his head ended up on a spike.
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    Advantages/Disadvantages Of The EU

    Are you suggesting that the Brexiteers have something in common with the Cromwellian regime?
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    Advantages/Disadvantages Of The EU

    Ok. So we have established the English Civil War reference But I am still puzzled about what you are saying here. What are you saying?
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    Advantages/Disadvantages Of The EU

    Is that a quote from somewhere? Does it refer to the English Civil War battle?
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    Advantages/Disadvantages Of The EU

    Truth is such an old fashioned ideal. Old fashioned conservative liberals like us are going to have to adapt. https://www.scotsman.com/news/donald-trump-the-five-most-outrageous-claims-from-president-s-interview-1-4768519 https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/book-party/wp/2018/07/13/feature/can-truth-survive-this-president-an-honest-investigation/?utm_term=.759bc2827599
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    Farage Against The Machine

    Which brings us back to what I wrote previously: The same sort of person who would once have wanted to form a band would be doing something else today. I would say the same about painting, for the most part. It's no longer where the ideas are. Unless driven by ideas the arts is just pretty pictures and Muzak. Nothing wrong with that per se.
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    Farage Against The Machine

    Aren't those basically just pretty pictures? Nothing wrong with that on a biscuit tin. But impressionism, in its era, challenged convention - being ridiculously modern and difficult to understand. It came out of ideas and was, in that sense, conceptual as well as stylistic. It was wild and challenging. It upset people. It was about ideas. Imitating it today is surely pastiche?
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    Farage Against The Machine

    Music maybe. But western pop music is a dead form IMO. It's not an age thing. It's the same as people are no longer still painting great impressionist paintings or making great bebop records. Forms exist in their own time - outside of that time it become pastiche. Like we no longer build half timbered houses except as a joke.
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    Tesco car park.

    It seems a bit dumb them having that one small store based down there. The car parking is inadequate - and the access isn't great. Especially at certain times of the day. Surely they could be encouraged to build a proper full sized store somewhere outside Douglas. Somewhere up near PC World would be the obvious place. And then maybe run the little Douglas site as a 'metro' style store for people who work nearby.
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    Farage Against The Machine

    It's all just pastiche now. A branch of light entertainment. There is no avant garde in the arts today. The same sort of person who would once have wanted to form a band would be doing something else today.
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    Audi TT 20 Year Celebrations

    Reminds me of a Two Ronnies joke about a hole in the road. ".... the Police are looking into it".
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    World Cup Final

    Isn't IOM football part of the English FA? I'm sure it used to be..
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    Roofer recommendations

    This is an interesting thread and you obviously know your onions. But I have a question? Ecobob says that it is a one storey property - therefore presumably a fairly short chimney. Would that make it less likely that gasses would be condensing inside the chimney - less likely than with a taller stack where the upper part would likely be very much cooler?
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    5G Network Radiation?

    And maybe switch to beer?
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