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  1. woolley

    Abortion plight should shame us all? Really?

    Yes. Tight underpants too. Apparently, the more pendulous the scrotum and the lower the balls hang the richer the semen and the more active the sperm. They like being a bit cooler. Average sperm count of the Western male has fallen in recent decades. https://www.nhs.uk/news/pregnancy-and-child/western-sperm-counts-halved-in-last-40-years/
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    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    Of course it was the USSR, USA, British Empire and others. It isn't so much Remainers in general making these claims. It is the inner circle of the EU itself and its cheerleaders. It isn't new. They have rehearsed these fantasies so many times over the years that they actually appear to believe them. "Communism ended when Eastern European nations joined the EU." Really? They just woke up one morning and decided then? To those of us that know the truth it is laughable, but there are impressionable minds at stake. If there is anything that will determine that Europe never goes through anything like WW2 again, and given human nature I very much doubt it, it is certainly not this preening, arrogant, bureaucratic trading bloc organisation called the European Union.
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    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    Oh dear. Yes. Of course, much of what you say about him is true. However, you have said not one word about the claims made there by the EU elite about historical events. Ludicrous, no?
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    mots

    So it's nothing to do with MOT tests, and there are a similar ratio of faults in the UK, but because we have a new catchphrase, "Safe System" there is a case for it? Bureaucracy promotion of the worst kind. As you say, it would increase cost and be unwieldy, so then we start thinking about contracting it out? How would it be cost effective to have the DVLA quality assure work being done here? Let's just forget it instead. If there is a requirement for evidence of a test in the EU, then let the owner pay the DoI to perform that service at Tromode and issue a certificate. The number of vehicles involved would be very limited.
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    Manx Radio

    I think that possibly you are both right. Perhaps the number of minutes allowed per hour is the same as years ago, but the listener experience is that there is far more commercial content now. At one time you could listen late in the evening and hear few if any adverts. Now there are just as many as in the daytime. There is no escape. They throw them into packages as part of the deal. I know because we have bought them in the past before we became disenchanted with it as a marketing tool. Also, do the regulations cover the sponsorship of programmes, which is rife on MR? Are those sponsorship jingles considered part of the the regulated commercial time allowed? I doubt it. What about "infomercial" content, where Fred Bloggs comes into the studio to regale us on the benefits of the screws in his hardware shop, or the shrink/exercise mentor/organic food peddler who "guest" on with Women Today from time to time to tell us how life enriching their services can be? Or the on air "interviews" by Alex Brindley with hyped up voices who often have a product or an idea to sell? When CityWing sponsored the afternoon show, the whole programme might be based on a trip to the UK by Alex and Beth pushing the places you could fly to. Then there is the furniture "Radio Cafe", top ten holidays, death announcements associated with a commercial, etc. etc. The list goes on and it is way too long.
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    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    Do you believe the nonsense and revisionism the emits from the EU? Farage can be abrasive in style but you cannot deny that he speaks the truth a lot of the time, and is not afraid to call the stuffed shirts out on their habitual rewriting of history. Here he is telling them that they are not the cause of 70 years of peace in Europe, they did not defeat Hitler and Stalin and they did not orchestrate the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe. They are aiming to convince the young that these barefaced lies are fact.
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    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    I wouldn't say that the PM is a powerless role, but in saying that the PM has the right to trigger Article 50, you are making Woody's case for him. It's an article of the EU Treaty of Lisbon, so the PM is working to their agenda straightaway. This is why we cannot sort out the withdrawal arrangements and the future relationship at the same time. There is no reason other than the EU says so.
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    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    Probably put out by Theresa May.
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    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    I don't believe that even Juncker in his wildest flights of fancy would expect them to make that much progress in the next five years. However, in the next couple of decades the enthusiasts would certainly see it heading that way. They see it as a good thing. The European Union project is benign and a force for peace, understanding and co-operation in their eyes. They are blind to the sinister dimension. If it did happen it would be impossible to hold together for very long.
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    mots

    Most of those reported defects would be trifling. There is no evidence at all that vehicle defects are implicated in accidents. The constabulary has said so on numerous occasions, and very few motorists are minded to drive around in death traps anyway. The only relevant fatal incident in recent years was the wheel that came off the truck, killing the young cyclist. The truck was subject to yearly testing. It is a red herring as far as road safety is concerned, although it would be useful to have more random checks to take the small minority of obvious wrecks out of service. One more thing I would add is that when questions like this are asked in Tynwald, they can sometimes be planted for a purpose. Seeing as Shimmins is a member of Treasury this could conceivably be a harbinger of something in the wind, so perhaps watch with vigilance in case it is being reviewed as (another) revenue raising ploy.
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    Abortion plight should shame us all? Really?

    There is a serious point there. I was in a hotel bar in Central London one evening in the week and seated nearby were 3 young couples, obviously at leisure. 2 of these couples hardly acknowledged the presence of their partners the whole time. They just continued to sit, phone in hand and eyes glued to the screen, so it didn't seem too conducive to romance. Perhaps, however, evolution has reached the point where it is quite possible to complete the sexual act to orgasm whilst still engaged on the phone and expending minimal energy. You don't even have to look at each other. I bet it's been done.
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    Abortion plight should shame us all? Really?

    Not a moment too soon, the assertion of the basic right of a human female to choose what happens to and within her body. What a pity it took so long and the despair and suffering of so many vulnerable women, often victims of abuse, often very young, frequently both. Better late than never though to see the end of all of this, and the rejection of the outmoded ideas of those who would impose their narrow minded, extremist, often religion based minority views over the rights of those in need of help. Such regressive forces have not the slightest legitimacy in a modern, civilised society.
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    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    Things have certainly changed since I last saw it then. Do you think Dimple knees was the problem all along? I suppose the only thing that has going for it is that the Labour leadership is Corbyn.
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    Prince Philip in car crash.

    Looks more like a pitch for the next Bond movie from Neil's pic.
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    Astronomy Stuff

    On occasions I have questioned the way that physicists nowadays posit dark matter as though its existence were established fact. For anyone interested in these profundities, BBC/OU's 2 part Light and Dark is an absorbing introduction and well worth a look: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01k4yt6 Towards the end of the 2nd episode it gets into the supposed proportion in the universe of dark matter and dark energy. An astonishingly high proportion it is too, to say the least. Inconveniently, the mathematics doesn't play ball at all. The magnitude of the error which is greater than the basic data, and the theoretical gymnastics that need to be undertaken to make it work on even the most tenuous of levels, leads me to conclude that, at the very least, the entire "dark" premise should be considered questionable rather than accepted as settled wisdom that is nigh on unchallengeable nowadays. Throughout the history of scientific discovery, established theory has been afforded respect for far too long before being discredited. Is this happening with dark matter? https://www.wired.com/2017/01/case-dark-matter/
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    Manx Radio

    Well he won't be doing it for love as he was for Radio Caroline.
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    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    The big mistake UK made was dancing to the EU's tune and conducting the negotiations to the EU's agenda. That is why there have been no splits among member states. They know if they stick together they will have an outcome where the UK pays them big bucks (either current deal, customs union or, their preference, UK stays in). If they thought for a moment that they were going to have to shell out more/receive less, then the claws would be out for each other. The handling of the negotiations by the UK has been appalling, but even so, anyone wanting to get out should have taken the current deal. If it had been offered 10 years ago, the likes of Redwood and Rees-Mogg would have jumped at it. Have they never heard of establishing a beach head? At least it draws a line politically and gets us out with a finite (reduced) cost. By insisting on winning 7-nil in normal time, they are in grave danger now of losing 4-3. Presumably May is telling them that. No deal not gonna happen. It would be fine, of course, but contrary forces have convinced too big a proportion of the country, and not least many rather simple politicians, that it would be a catastrophe.
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    Prince Philip in car crash.

    Me too. I certainly wouldn't want to have to live the life.
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    which is the most unbiased news source?

    Yep. Gove was good in his summing up of the confidence motion the other day. He reeled off a list of large new inward investments in the UK by multinational companies then said: ".....and all of this, in the words of the BBC, despite Brexit."
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    Prince Philip in car crash.

    Not a royalist then.
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    Prince Philip in car crash.

    Appearances can be deceptive. All I said was that you didn't have sufficient information to rush to judgment. It may turn out that he was indeed distracted (or asleep!). As for old drivers in general, there were more than 500 people over 100 driving around UK roads by 2016 and this is increasing all the time. https://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/news/cambridge-news/cambridges-oldest-driver-dies-13873056 If you are going to proscribe those of a maximum age from driving, then what is that age? There are people of less than his age who should not be let loose on the roads. Everyone is different.
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    Prince Philip in car crash.

    The other driver might have been a lunatic. Who knows? You don't have the information to rush to judgment.
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    labour

    There is no correlation at all between global financial crime and people being knifed on the streets of a locality. Also, I would dispute that most financial crime is committed by white men of a certain age. It is rife everywhere in the world with plenty of third world operators being among the worst offenders. It's a very poor analogy. Sex crime? In view of your comments here regarding the Pakistani grooming gangs in the past, it would probably be best not to go there. I would have thought that any law abiding member of any community would be keen to see "bad apples" of that same community taken off the streets by any means, not least because they are giving the rest of his community a bad name but mainly because their own friends and family could be next bleeding to death on the ground. That aim should be paramount and the safety of life and limb should come first with everything else a very distant second. Perhaps it's an attitude problem that has been nurtured by liberal outpourings such as we see here.
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    labour

    I have issues with all of these "splain" idiocies and the type of people who use them. They are blatantly sexist or racist. I also have issues with "priviledge". I assume you mean "privilege". I am always suspicious of people who pontificate about issues without being able to spell them.
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    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    It's a tough ask because it was approached as a damage limitation exercise rather than an opportunity by remain civil servants. It isn't really May's deal is it? It is the child of Brussels and Whitehall. UK should have offered a free trade deal with no tariffs and not allowed the EU to run the agenda. The withdrawal and future relationship deals to be sorted out simultaneously - there was plenty of time - and "nothing agreed until everything agreed" should have been strictly applied, including any divorce payment which should have taken into account the mountains of cash poured into this pointless money pit over the decades. And be genuinely prepared to walk away. Business and trade with Europe would absolutely continue. Too many vested interests on both sides for it to be otherwise. The problems - such as the NI border - are largely manufactured to suit the agenda. Are we truly being asked to believe that people in the island of Ireland are going to want to go back to killing each other after 30 years of relative peace?
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