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Everything posted by asperity

  1. Ambition

    I've been told I'm not ambitious enough. If only there was an olympic sport for being a lazy sod That bronze medal would be mine.
  2. Red Flag !

    The problem with the BBC is that, although it sees itself as unbiased, it actually has a left leaning worldview such that anyone who is actually middle of the road politically is seen as right wing. This has the knock on affect that anyone who is right wing is seen as extreme, and anyone on the left is seen as neutral.
  3. Red Flag !

    Be careful Confused, when I suggested on here a couple of weeks ago that the media describe people as being far right but rarely far left I was hit by a mountain of links to news media that did just that
  4. Confused by the News ?

    I believe that net immigration from the EU has dropped to a mere 90000. How will we manage?
  5. Downvote

    I can, and have
  6. Downvote

    Someone gave me a downvote for saying the obvious. There's some strange people around! 1 So someone has given me a downvote for commenting on being given a downvote.
  7. Red Flag !

    The US establishment is even further left wing than the UK's which is why they were so desperate to have Killery elected and to have Trump impeached. They will probably welcome Corbyn with open arms.
  8. The KFC panic

    The recent closure of half of KFC's outlets due to a chicken shortage is obviously a failure of capitalism! Putting the distibution in the hands of greedy profiteers (DHL) has led to mass starvation and panic throughout the land. Surely it is time the government took over this vital role and used the army to resupply this vital resource before we have dead bodies in the streets of our major cities! Or is it actually another failure of the EU, given that DHL is owned by Deutch Post?
  9. At the Zoo

  10. At the Zoo

    I was at the zoo yesterday and there was a baguette in a cage. The keeper told me it was bread in captivity................................
  11. Gun Law ?

    The BBC like to think they are there to tell us plebs what to think/believe/who to vote for. I take everything I see/hear on TV news with a large dollop of salt. And it's not up to them to tell the US what their policies should be, they have enough biased news outlets of their own for that.
  12. Gun Law ?

    You might not Obs, but you don't live in the US. Lots of people there do feel the need to be well armed, but I don't think it's any of our business what they do in their country.
  13. The Future ?

    I guess I will never find out (b.1951) but no, I don't want to live forever.
  14. Grid lock at Sainburys - again

    Whatever happened to LtKije? I owe him a pint.
  15. Gun Law ?

    At the time of the 2nd amendment guns were a lot more sophisticated than muzzle loaders. You're just parroting the anti gun propoganda Obs.
  16. Gun Law ?

    But politicians, even if they are NRA supporters/supported by the NRA still only make up a tiny minority of the electorate. But in any case gun laws don't work in the USA. The places that have the most stringent gun control (e.g. Chicago) have the highest gun crime rates.
  17. Gun Law ?

    I think you might be over estimating the influence of the NRA: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2015/10/15/most-gun-owners-dont-belong-to-the-nra-and-they-dont-agree-with-it-either/?utm_term=.6cd1f0f4cfd4
  18. Gun Law ?

    Way too simple. There are over 300 million guns in the US which shows that people like their guns. Perhaps if there had been people with guns at the school the shooter would have thought twice about targetting it. After all he's unlikely to have walked into a police station and started shooting! Apparently the FBI were told about this character in September but were too busy trying to find evidence of Russian collusion against the Donald to do anything.
  19. Grid lock at Sainburys - again

    This thread has become more clogged than Sainsburys the other day
  20. Housing crisis -

    All well and good Obs, but it doesn't answer the question of where are all the tradesmen coming from, assuming they aren't being paid by someone to sit at home twiddling their thumbs. It's all very interesting that things were different before Blair came along and changed the education landscape, but we are where we are and I can't see government doing anything to turn the clock back. You can imagine the howls that would go up from the usual suspects if government were to stipulate that only the brightest children could go to university and the rest would have to be apprentices to trades.
  21. Housing crisis -

    So who is responsible for ensuring there are sufficient tradesmen available to do the work, the developers or some unseen "agency"? The government perhaps? Government which, for decades, has proved itself inefficient at best in doing anything worthwhile.
  22. Grid lock at Sainburys - again

    Who are these magical creatures Obs? Pray enlighten us.
  23. Housing crisis -

    Which answer do you think is correct Obs, the developers paying tradesmen to sit at home doing nothing, or Polish tradesmen going home? Or perhaps neither of them, the correct answer being, perhaps, that while the land and planning permission is there the materials and labour are not. You can't train people to build houses/ high rise flats etc overnight.
  24. Grid lock at Sainburys - again

    Can't one stop being bone idle and walk to the bus staion? It's not far away . Or maybe have a bit of patience and wait until the roads are clear again?