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by Totally_Baffled
Mon Dec 02, 2013 9:22 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EU immigration row / time to get out
Replies: 750
Views: 65092

Chris Reference your numbers of British born migrants living in the EU vs EU migrants in the UK, yes they are quite close (the latter is circa 300k higher) However I think you didnt mention that EU migration has increased to 106k per annum (net) even prior to the Romania/Bulgaria issue. Total net mi...
by Totally_Baffled
Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:19 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Anyone see Paxman interviewing Russell Brand?
Replies: 107
Views: 17767

This is the fallacy of the hypocrite. The exhortation to be good is not lessened for being spoken by a sinner. lol - glad you reminded me of this, I'm off to buy a brand new V8 SUV without the guilt! :wink: The point is that if you were to tell people that to avoid global warming we should stop bur...
by Totally_Baffled
Sun Oct 27, 2013 10:45 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Anyone see Paxman interviewing Russell Brand?
Replies: 107
Views: 17767

biffvernon wrote:This is the fallacy of the hypocrite.

The exhortation to be good is not lessened for being spoken by a sinner.
lol - glad you reminded me of this, I'm off to buy a brand new V8 SUV without the guilt! :wink:
by Totally_Baffled
Sun Oct 27, 2013 10:13 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Anyone see Paxman interviewing Russell Brand?
Replies: 107
Views: 17767

Guys helps me understand here. One of the points Russell makes is redistribution of wealth. The gap between the richest in society and the poorest is already shocking and getting wider. I understand and agree (to a point - we still have to have incentives for people to work hard and reward talent et...
by Totally_Baffled
Sat Aug 31, 2013 7:16 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Syria watch...
Replies: 587
Views: 122106

Obama is now seeking a congress vote, is he quietly hoping he 'loses' the vote to avoid action? Is he thinking this is the way to lose the least amount of credibility? (Given the lack of support for military action)
by Totally_Baffled
Tue Jul 30, 2013 8:39 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Saudi Prince: Fracking Is Threat To Kingdom
Replies: 24
Views: 7139

Saudi Prince: Fracking Is Threat To Kingdom

http://news.sky.com/story/1121610/saudi-prince-fracking-is-threat-to-kingdom A Saudi prince has warned that his oil-reliant nation is under threat because of fracking technology being developed elsewhere around the world. Seriously????? They should see it as a blessing - it will make their oil last ...
by Totally_Baffled
Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher Thatcher has died
Replies: 76
Views: 9714

Hahaha Chris very good!

You missed one group out though (below)

Smart arses placing people into groups and posting pie charts on web forums! :)
by Totally_Baffled
Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:42 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Well done Harriet Harman
Replies: 101
Views: 11245

Apologies wrong thread!!
by Totally_Baffled
Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher Thatcher has died
Replies: 76
Views: 9714

Flipping heck, slightly shocked by the reactions on here from what I thought were well educated civilised people.

"Dancing on graves", "Glad she is dead" etc etc Really??

Shameful.
by Totally_Baffled
Fri Apr 05, 2013 9:33 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Iain Duncan Smith to live on £53/week fastest petition ever?
Replies: 146
Views: 18651

biffvernon wrote:That's a cracking set of photos. Shows what can be done.
Indeed! I love the one in the bomb crater!! :D
by Totally_Baffled
Fri Apr 05, 2013 7:18 am
Forum: News
Topic: Iain Duncan Smith to live on £53/week fastest petition ever?
Replies: 146
Views: 18651

Does anyone know if Mr Miliband or Ed Balls have commited to reversing these benefits changes?

Has anyone seen them asked the question?

They are going to win by a mile in 2015
by Totally_Baffled
Thu Apr 04, 2013 7:50 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Iain Duncan Smith to live on £53/week fastest petition ever?
Replies: 146
Views: 18651

Hope thats helped you understand the new rules a bit better.
Thanks Hodson it does :)
by Totally_Baffled
Thu Apr 04, 2013 7:10 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Iain Duncan Smith to live on £53/week fastest petition ever?
Replies: 146
Views: 18651

I thought osbourne was referring to phillpots prolific breeding purely for benefits unlike the mail who seem to claim the welfare state was producing nutters! To be fair the former is fair comment the latter is just mad daily mail rantings!
by Totally_Baffled
Thu Apr 04, 2013 6:00 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Iain Duncan Smith to live on £53/week fastest petition ever?
Replies: 146
Views: 18651

RC Having read that article - I must admit it seems churlish at the very least to deny people enough to get them through the week when it saves so very little money. Seriously, £18 a week for food, even if this would doubled and there was 5 million people (I made this number up I haven't looked up h...
by Totally_Baffled
Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:09 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Iain Duncan Smith to live on £53/week fastest petition ever?
Replies: 146
Views: 18651

It is certainly not irrelevant and I explained the 'so what' above. Earlier I had also described how my grandfather, when he was an MP, made a very real effort to try to understand the realities of the less privileged by trying out the 1946 'Starvation Diet'. There seems little evidence from within...