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by biffvernon
Fri Aug 05, 2016 7:48 am
Forum: Living in the Future
Topic: Badger Cull
Replies: 274
Views: 79687

That moment when we see government policy is not evidence based. #badgers https://www.theguardian.com/environment ... arch-shows
by biffvernon
Fri Jul 22, 2016 2:02 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Turkey Military Coup, and ongoing disscussions.
Replies: 30
Views: 14589

Turkey’s secret pact with Islamic State exposed by operative behind wave of ISIS attacks

https://medium.com/insurge-intelligence ... .n3qyh6koq
by biffvernon
Tue Jul 19, 2016 10:08 pm
Forum: Government and Society
Topic: Labour Party Watch
Replies: 1027
Views: 124089

by biffvernon
Mon Jul 18, 2016 8:33 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Gas alert as demand and prices rise
Replies: 1272
Views: 260204

clv101 wrote:There's approx. 50:50 chance of this winter being cooler than average.
But has the average changed? :)
by biffvernon
Mon Jul 18, 2016 8:30 pm
Forum: Government and Society
Topic: EU membership referendum debate thread
Replies: 1298
Views: 145510

So the UK's only world leading hi-tech company is being sold off for £24bn. Hermann Hauser just tweeted "ARM is the proudest achievement of my life. The proposed sale to SoftBank is a sad day for me and for technology in Britain." The irony is that May & Hammond are quickly saying the...
by biffvernon
Mon Jul 18, 2016 5:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is it really hard to fathom why many people despise the US?
Replies: 804
Views: 130300

In the case of the USA, stopping white cops killing black people for no apparent reason, would likely be more effective. As for the ISIS killings, I am doubtful it would make much difference. In the UK white cops kill black people only very rarely. The evidence we have so far suggests that the Nice...
by biffvernon
Mon Jul 18, 2016 11:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is it really hard to fathom why many people despise the US?
Replies: 804
Views: 130300

Improving healthcare services for the mentally ill might be more effective than military solutions.
by biffvernon
Sun Jul 17, 2016 11:12 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Turkey Military Coup, and ongoing disscussions.
Replies: 30
Views: 14589

Carl Bildt tweeted: Carl Bildt ‏@carlbildt Jul 15 Whatever our other reservations, we must stand firmly with the democratically elected government of Turkey. And I replied to his tweet thus: .@carlbildt You mean like we did with the democratically elected government in Ukraine? I've never ...
by biffvernon
Fri Jul 08, 2016 7:57 pm
Forum: Government and Society
Topic: Industrial Society Destroys Mind and Environment
Replies: 878
Views: 333951

johnhemming2 wrote:The petition calling for a new referendum was actually tabled by a leaver.
I think you'll find that was a hoax. He claimed to have started it "a month ago" but the petition is actually date-stamped 24th June.
by biffvernon
Fri Jul 08, 2016 7:54 pm
Forum: Government and Society
Topic: EU membership referendum debate thread
Replies: 1298
Views: 145510

This forum has lost most of it's appeal for me since even if I post something like "I feel the Pope may be a Catholic" I can expect replies of the vein "You are evilly wrong and I hate you". I stopped posting here regularly after one of the admins joined in. See you nice guys on ...
by biffvernon
Tue Jun 28, 2016 8:27 am
Forum: Government and Society
Topic: Labour Party Watch
Replies: 1027
Views: 124089

There's only one person who can win a vote of the membership. That was demonstrated last year and what's changed since then? Checklist: https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/b0/30/22/b0302266383a9c5fb3377079a74f6c47.jpg But as Craig Murray points out, there are irresistible forces meeting a...
by biffvernon
Mon Jun 27, 2016 9:22 pm
Forum: Government and Society
Topic: Collapse
Replies: 40
Views: 25551

Re: Collapse

Where do we go from here? Good analysis, but along with that general question is the more personal one, What does each of us do about it? We can join in the melee and, either intentionally or not, bring the bad stuff on faster. We can act to intentionally slow the process to increase the chance for...
by biffvernon
Thu Jun 16, 2016 3:42 pm
Forum: Government and Society
Topic: EU membership referendum debate thread
Replies: 1298
Views: 145510

Meanwhile, Labour MP Jo Cox, has been shot by a man said to have shouted "Britain First". :(
by biffvernon
Thu Jun 16, 2016 3:06 pm
Forum: Books, Magazines & Film
Topic: BBCR4 David Graeber: Promises, Promises - A History of Debt
Replies: 4
Views: 5530

raspberry-blower wrote:
The work of David Graeber features prominently
Excellent fellow.

Nice little video from him: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfre ... debt-video