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That's just usage. Skill doesn't necessarily equate to elite and the elite don't necessarily have skills. In competitive sport (or game of skill in the case of snooker), I would agree that the elite need great skill or ability.

 

In other fields, including politics, it's not necessarily so. There are natural political leaders as there are also in business, academia and military etc. You have some that talk a good game but are actually useless. Then you have those who were born into position purely by chance.

 

In the context of the thread, by "elite" I believe we are talking about those who we believe, rightly or wrongly, are actually running the show and have, or should have, some kind of control of policy and events.

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In Woolley's context the elite mean the persons occupying positions such as the President of the USA; the Prime Minister of the UK; the Chancellor of Germany; the heads of the Bank of England and the Federal Reserve; the heads of the IMF and the World Bank, the CEOs of Goldman Sachs and Citi Group; the heads of Exon, Shell and BP; the Head of the European Commission and Council of Europe, the Supreme Justices of the US, UK and European Courts; the CEOs of Google, Microsoft and Apple, the head of the WTO and the EU's Competition Directorate etc etc.

 

These people gather at Davos and Bilderberg and make decisions about billions upon billions of dollars and the bureaucracies of trade, regulation and commerce.

 

It doesn't have much to do with Snooker - though I suspect it is Woolley's view that these people aren't put in place by a commanding presence from behind the curtain, but from a basically random set of happenstance due to birth, education, contacts and luck, which is not unlike the arrangements of the balls in Snooker when it is played not by Mr O'Sullivan, but a troop of drunk Chimpanzees.

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These people gather at Davos and Bilderberg and make decisions about billions upon billions of dollars and the bureaucracies of trade, regulation and commerce.

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That's just usage. Skill doesn't necessarily equate to elite and the elite don't necessarily have skills. In competitive sport (or game of skill in the case of snooker), I would agree that the elite need great skill or ability.

 

In other fields, including politics, it's not necessarily so. There are natural political leaders as there are also in business, academia and military etc. You have some that talk a good game but are actually useless. Then you have those who were born into position purely by chance.

 

In the context of the thread, by "elite" I believe we are talking about those who we believe, rightly or wrongly, are actually running the show and have, or should have, some kind of control of policy and events.

 

That's just usage. Skill doesn't necessarily equate to elite and the elite don't necessarily have skills. In competitive sport (or game of skill in the case of snooker), I would agree that the elite need great skill or ability.

 

In other fields, including politics, it's not necessarily so. There are natural political leaders as there are also in business, academia and military etc. You have some that talk a good game but are actually useless. Then you have those who were born into position purely by chance.

 

In the context of the thread, by "elite" I believe we are talking about those who we believe, rightly or wrongly, are actually running the show and have, or should have, some kind of control of policy and events.

yes i see. thanks. some might say those types are misguided at best, deluded at worst, but certainly not elite in the truest sense of the word. opinions are great for discussion. thanks woolley x

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In Woolley's context the elite mean the persons occupying positions such as the President of the USA; the Prime Minister of the UK; the Chancellor of Germany; the heads of the Bank of England and the Federal Reserve; the heads of the IMF and the World Bank, the CEOs of Goldman Sachs and Citi Group; the heads of Exon, Shell and BP; the Head of the European Commission and Council of Europe, the Supreme Justices of the US, UK and European Courts; the CEOs of Google, Microsoft and Apple, the head of the WTO and the EU's Competition Directorate etc etc.

 

These people gather at Davos and Bilderberg and make decisions about billions upon billions of dollars and the bureaucracies of trade, regulation and commerce.

 

It doesn't have much to do with Snooker - though I suspect it is Woolley's view that these people aren't put in place by a commanding presence from behind the curtain, but from a basically random set of happenstance due to birth, education, contacts and luck, which is not unlike the arrangements of the balls in Snooker when it is played not by Mr O'Sullivan, but a troop of drunk Chimpanzees.

ahh you found your voice again china. great. now who are those illuminati again that you mentioned? and why did you mention them? was it to make yourself look good? and did it work out well for you? and have you pulled your pants up yet? x

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@PGW - I think Pongo answered your question very succinctly, while Gerry had a slightly less succinct alternative.

 

 

I'm going with Pongo's definition - how about you?

 

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@PGW - I think Pongo answered your question very succinctly, while Gerry had a slightly less succinct alternative.

 

 

I'm going with Pongo's definition - how about you?

 

i'll just remain aware thanks china, no need for me to define your inane fallacious posts x

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inane fallacious posts x

The irony is strong wth this one smile.png

 

so profound bob. how do you keep coming up with this literary genius? it's like you can just turn it on at will without even thinking or trying. it's effortless isn't it. i hope you've been patting yourself mate you really deserve it x

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#bobbosgotyousnookered

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there is truth and a message behind every joke frankie boyle has ever told. some will think he's extremely uncouth, a disgrace etc, but thats mainly because of the general media campaign against him for that same reason, the truth bit, i mean. a bit of perspective from an absolute genius

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/nov/23/frankie-boyle-fallout-paris-psychopathic-autopilot

Edited by the stinking enigma

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Lest we forget. 4 years ago today...

 

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