323 posts • joined 3 Apr 2008
I think that says it all "how easily we forget". They introduced more legislation to restrict personal freedom than any peacetime government, ever. All politicians are to be distrusted, but Labour more than any of them. Sadly, there is no-one at all worthy of our votes any more.
Stop it! People want emotion, not fact. There is, of course, an appeal procedure. I was wrongly told I owed around £20k and they eventually backed down and apologised.
Re: So are they going to outlaw the screaming kids on the plane?
Having chosen not to have children myself, I have always thought there should be some sort of licence for parenting. It might even put an end to the f*ckwits who consider taking their little darlings to the pub and then ignoring them as a suitable alternative to babysitting.
For the benefit of our American readers, that is Norwood in South London, not Norwood, Mass.
Re: Worse and worse news
re AC 27/9@20:41
Uh, grow up. That is all.
Too true. I've got a 920, nice phone, it just works, you can make phone calls, send texts, browse the web, do your email and take great photos. I expect you can do other stuff, but that really is all I want.
Re: more staff lay offs
@AC 21/9 11:19
There is always something better to do than watch TV...
...no matter how big the screen is, dross will still be dross.
Re: Even more confused
Your bad what? I could be wrong, but I think 'bad' is an adjective and needs to modify a noun.
@Otto is a bear
Well, it's a matter of taste, isn't it? I drink a LOT of champagne and I would beg to differ.
I think I'll stick to my Rolex, thank you very much.
How does that work in German?
@AC 07:18 GMT
How odd that some numbskull downvoted you.
Re: My heart bleeds
I doubt you're bright enough to see the irony that you are also condemning yourself. By the way, the plural of 'human' is 'humans', no apostrophe required.
as Bambi's mum said, 'if you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all'.
Re: The sheeple...
Ironically, I think those who use the word 'sheeple' have been led down a path...it was not very funny when it first appeared, and it really, really is rather hackneyed now.
Re: Avatar was a good film
Seriously? Have you ever seen another film? The graphics were good, that was it. Bland, US drivel. I still haven't forgiven my friend Roy for the hour I wasted - I couldn't bear any more - watching this bilge.
When I'm dictator of the world, people who use the word 'simples', presumably because they think they're being 'cool and edgy' will be summarily executed. It wasn't funny when it first appeared, after several years of hackneyed repetition, it hasn't improved.
Re: Really. £198M ?
Too bloody true. There is ALWAYS something better to do than watch TV.
Re: How about......
R3 died when they joined the 'Top 100' craze.
Re: I am not a terrorist
Not only do I find such incredible complacency disturbing, but as I'm here, I will suggest you brush up on your use of English.
As others have pointed out before, there is no verb 'to of'.
'Me on the other hand am worried' - good grief, and so you should be.
Do we have to ape every moronic expression that comes from across the Atlantic?
You need an adverb here, not an adjective. It's not big and it's not clever...
Re: Socalist broadcasting is now OO
So true. How can anyone be taken seriously that uses such hackneyed phrases, thinking they make themselves look 'cool' and 'edgy', whatever that might be.
Re: So who's to blame?
@YARR...so true, and it's amazing how quickly people forget how nasty and inept New Labour were. They started the clamp down on liberty, they created thousands of new laws which did not need to be made. Oh, how I hate them and all their works.
Re: Won't be able to post hate comments
I thought Jackboots Smith was fairly loathsome, but TM is catching up nicely.
Re: My method
Works for me...Cowon X7, 160 GB disk and all my music on it - and superb sound quality.
Re: This planet is an endless source of amusement
But it's such a shame the neighbourhood is going down.
"Obeying the rules and doing nothing wrong doesnt necessarily mean the same thing."
Too true: "I was only obeying orders" did not prevent many from being executed.
It's not fair, actually knowing what you're talking about. It's much better to slag someone off because someone you met in a pub knew someone on Facebook that said they killed kittens for fun.
Re: 'Cost' for an e-book
Indeed they are overpriced, so much so that I have gone back to buying paper books secondhand unless the ebook version is reasonably priced.
Re: beyond a joke
Overweight, yes, flimsy, no.
Re: beyond a joke
Have you used it?
Re: I wonder how much of the opposition matches mine?
I am a private pilot. I cannot remember the last time anyone asked to see my passport when flying between here and France.
Used to be a great product
I think they lost their way 2 or 3 years back, though.
Re: So, when do YOU start the posters and the street signs ?
@ The Big Yin
I contacted mine, for all the good it did. He didn't quite say 'think of the children', but it came close.
For anyone that's interested, here are his honeyed words:
"Communications data is vital for the police in their fight against crime, including serious offences such as child abuse, drug dealing and terrorism.
It is important that we get the balance right between upholding civil liberties and the right to privacy and protecting the public by maintaining the ability of the intelligence and law enforcement agencies to access vital communications data in an ever more dangerous world. Communications data has played a role in 95 per cent of all serious organised crime investigations and every major Security Service counter-terrorism operation over the last decade. Already a quarter of communications data required by the police and agencies can no longer be acquired because the relevant data is not available at the necessary level of quality and timeliness – we need to halt and reverse this.
I would like to make it clear that the Government has no intention to provide the police and others with new powers to intercept and read e-mails and phone calls. The proposals do not weaken current safeguards or checks in place to protect private correspondence. There are no powers to share this information with private investigators or journalists and indeed there are serious sanctions for abusing access to personal data. What it does allow is the police and intelligence services to access this contextual information on the internet in the same way as they can currently access it via telephone records. Under no circumstances will these proposals authorise the interception and storage of the content of a communication – what was written in an e-mail or said over the telephone. That will always require a warrant signed by the Secretary of State.
As you may be aware, the Intelligence and Security Committee and a joint committee of both Houses recently conducted pre-legislative scrutiny of the draft Communications Data Bill. The Home Office considered the recommendations of these committees and will be accepting the substance of all of them and re-drafting the legislation on that basis.
I hope that I have gone some way towards addressing your concerns. Thank you for drawing this issue to my attention."
The terribly depressing thing is that they're all as bad as each other.
Re: Looking for more?
You want to see my border collie doing agility; slow, she is not.
Re: Once again, people miss the point ...
Couldn't agree more. I now see if anyone is selling a second-hand 'real' copy of the book, it's almost invariably cheaper, often much cheaper, so I've gone back to doing that. It shouldn't be necessary.
Re: The welsh lobby
Well - and I'm just guessing here - it could be that it's because a sizeable proportion of the UK's population lives in London or its environs.
But fortunately, my MP has told me that I have nothing to worry about and the data collected would never be misused. Phew!
I recently moved from an HTC Desire Z to a Lumia 920 and the battery life is certainly better than it was on the HTC. If you're not big on apps - and I'm not - it's a great phone. Maps are superb, so is voice, internet, email, messaging...couldn't care less about anything else.
If I could vote you up ten times, I would.
Re: I can't wait to see...
@Michael Habel...and, in English?
Re: Me not buy Windows for a loooong time.
Don't be silly.
Re: @Homer 1 (was:Misplaced admiration)
Michael Parkinson bought me a pint once. Honestly.
Re: what's swedish for bollocks ?
Probably not, as the slashed o is not used in Swedish.
Re: Lies...damn lies...and statistics.
Stop it, stop it! You're using facts and that's just not fair. Please stick to prejudice and emotion in any future discussions.
Brilliant post, thank you.
Re: "low lying Pacific Islands"
Stop it, stop it. We can't allow facts to be used in this argument.
Re: No bathrooms
@AC 28/02 05:33:
A good post. I, too, was a sufferer and found that for most people, depression was a joke disease, no, not even a disease. Until you've been there, believe me, it's no joke.
Re: King Jimmy's Wiki-mess
Like so many others, I accept that there are occasions when Wikipedia is baffling, inconsistent, biased or just plain wrong. However, for most of the stuff I'm interested in, which tends to be scientific, it's a useful resource and I should be very sad not to have it.
Glasses really can be half full, you know.
Re: Wikipedia as a reference? ...
@John H Woods
I'm baffled anyone saw fit to downvote your very sensible post.
Re: Who cares?
Wow! Do you know where I can get one?
- Vid Hubble 'scope scans 200,000 ton CHUNKY CRUMBLE ENIGMA
- Google offers up its own Googlers in cloud channel chumship trawl
- Bugger the jetpack, where's my 21st-century Psion?
- Interview Global Warming IS REAL, argues sceptic mathematician - it just isn't THERMAGEDDON
- Apple to grieving sons: NO, you cannot have access to your dead mum's iPad