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  1. manxman1980

    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    I don't really like Corbyn and I do believe that he has his priorities screwed up, however, why should he present anything directly to the EU on behalf of the UK? Corbyn is leader of the opposition not Prime Minister or even a Cabinet Minister. If Corbyn has alternatives then he should bring them up in the UK Parliament and then the UK Government can decide whether or not to take them forward. I am sure that he will have had informal discussions with other politicians inside the EU but that is pretty much par for the course. As for a General Election I do not think either the Tories or Labour would be confident at the moment. A general election now would probably result in another hung parliament and more paralysis and compromises which would slow down a deal on Brexit.
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    Flat Earth?

    Feeling Hungary? I take it you flunked English and Geography at school then.
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    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    I have seen reports that the USA and another country are trying to block the UK entering the WTO as an individual country. Does anyone have information on that and what the implications would be? In searching for the source of that I also found reports that the USA is considering leaving the WTO which would leave it "toothless". That is the first time I have seen those reports but suppose it fits the America First politics of Trump. On the subject of rising violence the below might be of some interest; https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/brexit-hate-crime-eu-citizens-xenophobia-racism-police-bracing-march-2019-article-50-a8590921.html Obviously it is very difficult to calculate what the impact of Brexit has been on all this but in my view it does seem to have given the radicals the idea that they are welcome to commit offences targeted as certain groups.
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    Flat Earth?

    Why not apply your scientific knowledge & understanding to Manxy's post? Answer: Because you are a troll who seems to spend most of his time high or drunk.
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    Flat Earth?

    @manxy as few questions for you. 1. Where did those photographs come from? 2. You suggest that there is a move to hide something from the general population through the closure of observatories and by taking YouTube offline. If that is true why would the pictures you posted be allowed to circulate online? 3. Why can't you say more about why you think the observatories were closed? You must have obtained that information from someone else or did you get it first hand? 4. If you are worried about some secret plot then why post those pictures? Surely that would just attract the attention of such organisations?
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    Flat Earth?

    Look technology and our attitude to risk has changed. The technology we have now is far more advanced than was used for the Apollo missions, however, at the same time it is far more vulnerable to radiation and electro magnetic fields. Imagine the reaction if we decided to send people to the moon with technology from the 1960s/70s. The challenge is to make space travel safer and more acceptable and having the circuitry fry is not going to cut it.
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    Flat Earth?

    Yes, they risked the lives of the Astronauts because the US was locked in a space race with Russia. The US did not want to lose. Did you not notice how many people on the Apollo programme were from military backgrounds? Once the cold war ended the political desire to fund further moon missions and risk lives faded. Focus was shifted to the shuttle programme and more and more non military personnel went into orbit to conduct experiments and learn about the effects of space exploration and micro gravity. Now when looking at moon missions they can not take the same risks. The public would react very differently to a loss of life. The bottom line though is that there is no political desire to fund more missions to the moon. Mars? Maybe and that may just be what gets us back to the moon as it would offer a better starting point than the Earths surface.
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    Flat Earth?

    @manxy Would you care to comment on the photograph of the basketball I posted earlier? Would you agree that the surface of the basketball looks flat, however, the "horizon" looks very similar to what we see in the natural world? (Imagine the lumps as being the hills/mountains of the Earth if it helps). If you agree that the surface of the basketball can look flat if viewed from a certain perspective then do you must surely also concede that the Earth viewed from our perspective on the surface would also look flat? Have you tried the experiment I suggested using a model globe and a camera? It is a simple set up and you can see for yourself how the distance from the surface would change the apparent size and shape of the continents. Again if you do this experiment would you concede that the distance of the satellites from the Earth will effect how the continents look on a photograph? You also asked about the movement of storm systems on the Earth as seen from space. Again, please remember that you are talking about vast distances. You can stand outside and look at a low cloud and you will notice its movement across the sky. If you look at a distant cloud or one at a higher altitude that movement becomes less noticeable. Now imagine doing that at thousands of kilometres away. Similarly people often comment that satellites are not visible on the photographs of Earth taken in orbit but please bear in mind that satellites are around the size of a car. From what distance would you be able to clearly identify a car? If you have been in an aircraft think about what altitude you reach before you are unable to identify a single car. I also asked you to consider how a ship would navigate Antarctica on a globe vs on a flat earth with ice walls. If ice walls exist then ships would have to make course corrections to keep away from the ice (apart from navigating around any outcrops or inlets). On a globe ships would make course corrections towards the ice (again with the same exceptions apply to outcrops and inlets). The distances involved would also be significantly different. There is a race around Antarctica organised by non-governmental bodies so you could check with them, however, if you do not trust them then there is no international treaty that would stop you travelling their on a ship and actually doing it for yourself (I know its expensive and we all have other things going on in our lives). Finally, water, like everything else on the Earth is effected by a multitude of factors including gravity which shapes how it behaves. Of course we cannot attach water to the surface of, for arguments sake, a basket ball and make it behave as it does on the Earth. Why? Because the mass of the Earth is greater than the mass of the basketball and therefore it applies much more force to the water than the basketball. Have you seen how water behaves in a low-gravity environment? All I ask is that you try the two experiments I have suggested and consider how that fits with the world you see around you. Give some though to the other comments I have made and think about which "model" fits better. I am not saying that any of this proves that the Earth is an oblate sphere, however, it should at least make you aware that perspective is important and that what we see can often be "false".
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    Doctor Who

    I admit I never really watched the "old" Doctor Who and only started watching with Christopher Ecclestone as the Doctor although I would classify David Tennant as "my Doctor". Since then I have continued to enjoy the series and have even gone back and started to watch the older series. Jodie Whittaker has, in my opinion, brought a new dynamic to the character and really freshened things up. I really enjoyed the first episode and thought it actually had some real menace at times. It certainly did not feel like any of the more recent episodes.
  10. manxman1980

    Flat Earth?

    Is the basketball round or flat?
  11. manxman1980

    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    Not entirely sure that is what you meant....
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    Flat Earth?

    Wow! That really got under your skin didn't it? Actually my musical taste is very eclectic but I think Eminem has had a major influence during his career and along with Snoop Dogg went a long way to bringing rap into the mainstream (I am not inclined to include Vanilla Ice and MC Hammer in that). Personally I find Eminem more accessible than other artists of that genre. Don't think I have not noticed your reply to my other comment by the way. I am just not at a stage where I feel the need to track back through 288 pages to quote you on every time you have demonstrated the behaviours and views I listed. I certainly have asked you openly on at least two occasions that I recall about what your view/theory is on the shape of the earth? I do not recall getting a response so perhaps you could either post your theory or go back and quote yourself where you answered that very simple question. Yes, we know why. It is because we cannot replicate an object with enough mass and gravity to replicate what water does on the Earth because it would need to be close to the size of the Earth itself. Why don't you and manxy arrange a trip around Antarctica? You could lease a ship or find an organised trip and monitor the distance the ships travels around the continent. You would also be able to prove the "Ice Wall" theory. If the Earth is a globe then to circumnavigate Antarctica the ship will have to make constant course corrects towards the ice. If the Earth is flat then the ship will have to make constant course corrections away from the "Ice Walls".
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    Flat Earth?

    @manxy any thoughts on my post earlier?
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    Flat Earth?

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    Flat Earth?

    Most flat earth models cannot explain gravity and they try and explain this by reference to magnetism and buoyancy whilst totally being unable to understand either of these concepts.
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