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Everything posted by asperity

  1. Evolution

  2. Brexit

  3. Donald's visit -

    I would add to that, Trump seems to be surprisingly popular in the US amongst those people the MSM would have you believe that he hates - Mexican (legal) immigrants and "people of colour" (if that description hasn't changed again). Any protest you see against the man is just constant re-iterations of unproved allegations against him. If the MSM had been as forceful in their denunciations against Bill Clinton and his gang, Hillary would have had no chance of standing, never mind winning.
  4. Brexit

    To quote Oliver Cromwell: "It is high time for me to put an end to your sitting in this place, which you have dishonored by your contempt of all virtue, and defiled by your practice of every vice. Ye are a factious crew, and enemies to all good government. Ye are a pack of mercenary wretches, and would like Esau sell your country for a mess of pottage, and like Judas betray your God for a few pieces of money. Is there a single virtue now remaining amongst you? Is there one vice you do not possess? Ye have no more religion than my horse. Gold is your God. Which of you have not bartered your conscience for bribes? Is there a man amongst you that has the least care for the good of the Commonwealth? Ye sordid prostitutes have you not defiled this sacred place, and turned the Lord's temple into a den of thieves, by your immoral principles and wicked practices? Ye are grown intolerably odious to the whole nation. You were deputed here by the people to get grievances redressed, are yourselves become the greatest grievance. Your country therefore calls upon me to cleanse this Augean stable, by putting a final period to your iniquitous proceedings in this House; and which by God's help, and the strength he has given me, I am now come to do. I command ye therefore, upon the peril of your lives, to depart immediately out of this place. Go, get you out! Make haste! Ye venal slaves be gone! So! Take away that shining bauble there, and lock up the doors. In the name of God, go!"
  5. Donald's visit -

    The whole EU enterprise was planned well before we were lured into it, and has progressed along the lines of ever closer integration under the unelected bureaucrats. To get back to the original post - Trumps visit, I am annoyed that the likes of the BBC and Guardian presume that everyone in Britain is against Donald Trump and report that as a fact. The reality is that the majority of the population (as is their normal stance) couldn't give a stuff either way. There are the usual suspects who will go out and protest about anything if the MSM tells them to, but the rest of the UK is mainly apathetic.
  6. Donald's visit -

    He is the ultimate wind up merchant, and the left wing media fall for it every time.
  7. WBC You're joking!

    Of course they should carry straw for their horse (if they have a horse that is).
  8. World Cup

    Off to a tame start, but tonight's Spain/Portugal game brought some excitement back. It'll all die away again with England/Tunisia though .
  9. Brexit

    Sold down the river: https://www.scribd.com/document/383400078/Chequers-Briefing-Memo-draft-02
  10. Donald's visit -

    None more childish than the so called Mayor of London who, I don't doubt, would welcome the leader of Hamas with open arms.
  11. World Cup

    Translates to "haven't the foggiest idea what to do with the ball so pass it back to the keeper"
  12. NHS again -

  13. World Cup

    So that's it, end of the dream. Unfortunately several players (Kane, Alli, Lingard specially) didn't turn up on the night. Henderson, who has exceeded expectaion up until now, wasn't in the game at all. Sterling was, as usual, quick in the first half but has no end product. Pickford in goal was excellent but his defence let him down. Croatia were nothing special but could finish. So France it is as World Champions on Sunday.
  14. Chickens

    Sarah was in the fertilized egg business. She had several hundred young pullets, and ten roosters to fertilize the eggs. She kept records and any rooster not performing went into the soup pot and was replaced. This took a lot of time, so she bought some tiny bells and attached them to her roosters. Each bell had a different tone, so she could tell from a distance which rooster was performing. Now, she could sit on the porch and fill out an efficiency report just by listening to the bells. Sarah's favorite rooster, old Butch, was a fine specimen but, this morning, she noticed old Butch's bell hadn't rung at all! When she went to investigate, she saw the other roosters were busy chasing pullets, bells-a-ringing, but the pullets hearing the roosters coming, would run for cover. To Sarah's amazement, old Butch had his bell in his beak, so it couldn't ring. He'd sneak up on a pullet, do his job, and walk on to the next one. Sarah was so proud of old Butch, she entered him in a show and he became an overnight sensation among the judges. The result was - wait for it! - the judges not only awarded old Butch the "No Bell Piece Prize", they also awarded him the "Pulletsurprise" as well.
  15. What's the fascination in a cave ?

    I wasn't offering an opinion on the topic, but rather on your take on it.
  16. What's the fascination in a cave ?

    So you've no complaint about me offering an opinion about your post then Obs?
  17. Liebour sell out -

  18. World cup

    On last night's performance I don't think Croatia hold that much of a threat.
  19. What's the fascination in a cave ?

    My question wasn't about the incident but rather about your comment: But at the end of the day, we have to question why they went in there in the first place. To which I replied with the question: Do we? Why is that then? So your answer is? Personally I don't believe it's any of my business what people do in private in a country on the other side of the world, but you obviously think you should stick your nose in.
  20. What's the fascination in a cave ?

    What's up Obs? Was my question too difficult for you to answer?
  21. What's the fascination in a cave ?

    Do we? Why is that then?
  22. Wigan away

    Wigan came away with the points thanks to a drop goal at the death, the Wire having pulled level 12-12 after being 12-4 down at half time. It was to Warrington's credit that they scored 3 tries to Wigan's 2, but failing to convert any of them led to defeat. Catalan Dragons next at home.
  23. NHS again -

    From Wiki: The highest rate of income tax peaked in the Second World War at 99.25%. It was then slightly reduced and was around 90% through the 1950s and 60s. In 1971 the top rate of income tax on earned income was cut to 75%. A surcharge of 15% kept the top rate on investment income at 90%.[18] In 1974 the cut was partly reversed and the top rate on earned income was raised to 83%. With the investment income surcharge this raised the top rate on investment income to 98%, the highest permanent rate since the war. This applied to incomes over £20,000 (£191,279 as of 2016),[7]. The Government of Margaret Thatcher, who favoured indirect taxation, reduced personal income tax rates during the 1980s.[19] In the first budget after her election victory in 1979, the top rate was reduced from 83% to 60% and the basic rate from 33% to 30%.[20] The basic rate was also cut for three successive budgets – to 29% in the 1986 budget, 27% in 1987 and to 25% in 1988.[21] The top rate of income tax was cut to 40% in the 1988 budget. The investment income surcharge was abolished in 1985. Had a look at the Laffer Curve yet Obs?
  24. Transport cafes

    Is that the road to Hull, or the road to Hell Baz? Oh, never mind, more or less the same thing .