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by marknorthfield
Mon Jan 03, 2011 1:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: yahoo! PO is a great fun game. Message from someone whos won
Replies: 90
Views: 9335

Also to mention, that all of this talk about correct grammatical posturing is full of shite. We all know why we are here and what we need to talk about. So why be f***ing elitist and run people down for the odd dropped apostrophe, typo or whatever? Get a grip! OK, though to be fair it was rather mo...
by marknorthfield
Sun Jan 02, 2011 7:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: yahoo! PO is a great fun game. Message from someone whos won
Replies: 90
Views: 9335

I don't assume 'sloppy grammar' = 'sloppy thinking'; I know at least two people with immaculate English language skills who nonetheless spout utter bollocks about certain topics (AGW in particular). Unsurprisingly, they both take some pleasure in being mavericks and just that little bit right wing. ...
by marknorthfield
Thu Dec 30, 2010 8:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: yahoo! PO is a great fun game. Message from someone whos won
Replies: 90
Views: 9335

Meemoe, when you return, could you please try to use '...ies' instead of '...ys' (e.g. companies/subsidies, not companys/subsidys). You managed it earlier with 'subcompanies' so I'm sure you could do it again if you put your formidable intellect to work. Writing 'peak' and 'oil' as separate words wo...
by marknorthfield
Mon Dec 06, 2010 10:35 am
Forum: News
Topic: UK Uncut...
Replies: 38
Views: 3188

Presumably the point is to raise awareness of the issue so that more people come to realise how much large corporations get away with in terms of their tax liability, and thus more pressure is put on government to close obscenely generous loopholes and not to settle out of court with companies like ...
by marknorthfield
Wed Nov 24, 2010 6:46 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Is anyone here concerned about UK banks (again)?
Replies: 75
Views: 6246

I've been doing a lot of overdue financial mulling for the past week as a result of the Eurozone situation and coming across the presentation by Stoneleigh (aka Nicole Foss) to the Transition Conference earlier this year. This did have its own thread, but I'll make no apologies for linking to it aga...
by marknorthfield
Wed Sep 08, 2010 4:59 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Homeless man takes TV channel staff hostage
Replies: 26
Views: 2076

Ah yes, let's not empathise in any way with all those dark skinned people, hmmm? Unlike us, they're just a burden on the human race. I don't care what colour their skin is. There's too many people of all races. If I am talking about a division here, then it is between rich and poor rather than whit...
by marknorthfield
Wed Sep 08, 2010 12:10 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Homeless man takes TV channel staff hostage
Replies: 26
Views: 2076

I basically agree with the James Lee. The fundamental problem is overpopulation and a point blank refusal by 99% of the public and MSM to either talk about it or think about it. Every time I see a human baby I think "Oh look, more human scum to add to the mess." When I see pictures of peo...
by marknorthfield
Sun Sep 05, 2010 1:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Independent's New Energy Forum
Replies: 40
Views: 3606

Probably a good idea to take a look at the 'about us' page of the energyrethinking.org site advertised to the right of the Shell forum (as I said in a post there a short while ago). That will give you a good idea of who is involved and why. A distinct whiff of 'Team Green Britain' about it all.
by marknorthfield
Sun Sep 05, 2010 11:30 am
Forum: Climate Change
Topic: Wave bye-bye to the ice
Replies: 84
Views: 17262

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20727751.300-arctic-ice-less-than-meets-the-eye.html Many thanks for that link, Biff. Anyone who is even slightly sceptical about the rate of Arctic ice loss should read this. A good demonstration of the IPCC's tendency to understate the severity of the situati...
by marknorthfield
Fri Sep 03, 2010 3:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Re: How not to promote the works of alleged war criminals...
Replies: 68
Views: 4484

As has been suggested, there is good precedent to encourage the breaking of the law in specific circumstances. Qualms about copyright pale into insignificance when set against this man's terrible legacy. Considering how much money he has earned from public speaking since leaving office (many million...
by marknorthfield
Wed Sep 01, 2010 10:14 pm
Forum: Climate Change
Topic: Bjørn Lomborg: $100bn a year needed to fight climate change
Replies: 6
Views: 2539

You might want to consider this response from the splendid Cost OF Energy blog. http://www.grinzo.com/energy/index.php/2010/08/31/the-lomborg-pivot/ I don't have a problem with people changing their mind, but promoting a book of their latest 'wisdom' and claiming that they knew how serious CC was al...
by marknorthfield
Wed Sep 01, 2010 9:10 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Massive meteor on collision course with earth!
Replies: 36
Views: 2864

Re: Massive meteor on collision course with earth!

Apparently we only have a few years left. Has anyone heard anything about this? There must be something on the News or on the Radio or in the Newspapers? I can't believe it, there must be something. It must be another one of those damn Conspiracy stories Roll Eyes Might this be the story? - http://...
by marknorthfield
Sun May 09, 2010 11:05 am
Forum: Government and Society
Topic: IT WAS THE PEOPLE WOT WON IT !
Replies: 125
Views: 16370

News this morning that Brown has 'ranted' at Nick Clegg in a phone call last night. Looks like Libdems are going to require the removal of Brown before any deal with Labour could be even considered. Still hard to see how the Libdems could consider any deal with Cameron that doesn't include electora...
by marknorthfield
Sat May 08, 2010 4:56 pm
Forum: Government and Society
Topic: IT WAS THE PEOPLE WOT WON IT !
Replies: 125
Views: 16370

The new general election will see a much stronger Lib Dem representation, along with more MPs from smaller parties such as the Greens. PR will strengthen the hand of lots of others too.......... UKIP 3.1% share = 0 to 20 seats BNP 1.9% share = 0 to 12 seats Greens 1.0% share = 1 to 6 seats On the f...
by marknorthfield
Wed May 05, 2010 9:49 am
Forum: Government and Society
Topic: Can Caroline Lucas change British politics for ever?
Replies: 52
Views: 8816

DD pointed out that is ironic as under the greens the airlines dont have a rosy future! ;) Ah but, once the Greens are in government, the green gets paler and paler... It is what Biff called earlier 'realpolitik' and it's hateful. Isn't that simply the nature of coalition government? You don't get ...