1694 posts • joined 19 Apr 2007
And you wonder why...
...so many Americans defend their right to bear arms.
The right was originally to give the populace the means to deal with a despotic government.
Perhaps its original purpose is getting closer.
It also explains why the idea armed civilians is such anathema to our benevolent altruistic overlords...
"You know you are living in a democracy?"
Can't be a post from the UK...
Bureaucracies are rather like matter: they cannot be destroyed but can only be changed from one form to another.
maybe not safer, but they have (or should have) analytical experience which suppresses the gung-ho "Kill 'em all - let God sort 'em out" approach.
At least my Snow Leopard, CS5, etc., hasn't tried to bring about my untimely demise...
Does that mean...
...that with no Yank pilot, UK forces will be a lot safer?
Grenade is post-modernist irony.
All your data
are belong to us!
What next, indeed!
"..bank robber unfairly fired for using works van in heist.."
Wouldn't be unfair - heists are inherently illegal.
"Worker unfairly fired for using works van to pop to the newsagents for a lad's mag" would be a closer analogy, and of course the fairness would be questionable - by some, at least.
Les Mac's? Does that mean smaller ones?
Fewer Mac's That means not so many of 'em.
In a nutshell,
No, and No.
"...the slight matter of curtailling freedom of speech and right to association and rights to form and operate a political party..."
All I can say to that is:-
Students at Kent State University
Just about any non-white person in Alabama from the mid 1800's to at least the present day.
Laws ans Constitutions count for bugger all when it comes to the ruling elite; such niceties only exist to give us a comfortable illusion about mattering a damn to our supreme overlords...
Just plain Mister.
"And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave...
...o'er the land of the free and the home of the brave"
And who said Americans don't do irony?
Would never have believed it..
"Survey says: App lovers love apps"
Next you'll be telling me that anteaters love ants.
Graham old lad, things which appear on the statute books are put there by politicians, who are generally either professional politicos or mediocre ex-lawyers.
It is therefore my expectation that pretty well EVERYTHING that appears on the statute books is extremely stupid; this being ensured by the pedigree of said legislators.
"...Apple should be prosecuted for conspiracy..."
Conspiracy to what?
- to award a prize?
Conspiracy with whom?
- their own staff?
Words fail me. Never have I seen a knee jerked so meaninglessly.
A downvote. Must have touched a raw nerve there...
someone (AC 25/1/11 00:09) gets downvoted by the spittle-dribbling "I gotta hate Apple to show I'm too cool" brigade, despite his perfectly rational, non-provocative comment.
...suing him would probably be done through a solicitor.
Where are you going to find one you can trust to sue one of his ilk?
Yes, I know the majority have no morals and would sell their grannies for a tanner (2.5p to the younger readers), but putting the words "trust" and "solicitor" in the same sentence ain't easy.
Idiots like this
give the legal profession a bad name.
Shame the Law Society didn't issue an "Oi, you, Stoppit!" directive instead of generally acting like a superior load of tw*ts - as is their custom.
...if they're THAT stupid, how did they get their money in the first place?
If that's your Mom's maiden name, then you are Daneel Olivaw.
"corrupt politician" is tautology.
Even if he followed your advice...
...he'd end up in India.
Clearly, he doesn't know Madras from his Elba
What do I have to do
to get some "Physical Treats"?
would she want to call it "Aswell"?
I knew it...
..a downvote. Must be a right-on Sociology Grad or a deadbeat Dad with no interest in his offspring/spawn (delete according to point of view)
You've got smart kids...
...who are lucky 'cos they've got a smart Dad.
If only some of our feral hoodies had Dads with even a fraction of your obvious care & interest, they wouldn't inevitably drift into the underclass.
(Awaits flaming from Sociology graduates)
Dare I say...
Flight of fancy?
I really don't think I could have expressed it so clearly, succinctly and accurately.
I take my hat off to you.
You are Steve Ballmer...
...and I claim my prize.
@AC 29/12/10 13:47
"Has he ever really contributed anything other than this and selling BASIC?"
Anyone told the Columbians?
Some I can understand...
but for you to even think of a George Bush sex doll suggests to me that your medication needs increasing...
You gotta hand it to Microsoft..
They REALLY do know how to keep their customers happy...
That'll teach them to let "The Tech Guys" advise on their website...
An iOS version of "Little Snitch" which I have on my desktop Macs? I have no iOS devices, so can't talk from experience, but I keep "Little Snitch" on my Macs because I'm probably paranoid (which doesn't mean I'm not correct).
Don't forget that the law is made by lawyers (mostly) with the sole aim of enriching lawyers.
Vaguely sensible? - not a snowball in Hell's chance...
I presume that you mean Patent Lawyers are the "gutter dwelling low life"
It's all relative
The newest Ferrarri uses an internal combustion engine.
A variant of 1890s technology.
The F-18 uses a gas turbine engine.
A variant of 1930s technology.
Your point being?
No it doesn't.
Does that mean anything to you?
try sacking an Islamist for extremist views and see how far you'd get...
Harriet Harthingy/The Grauniad/The BBC would have you pilloried faster than Jacqui Smith could pocket a taxpayer's quid...
Bob Crow RECEIVES over £100k a year.
There is no goddamn way he EARNS it.
Well, Maggie DID pay off the national debt, before the morally bankrupt intellectual pygmies (collectively called the Labour party) dragged us right back into the ordure...
Tax on tax?
Unfortunately it's already been done.
Petrol & Diesel have a hefty excise duty charged;- and VAT is charged on that excise duty.
I'm sure there are bound to be other examples.
Gubmints AND Revenuers seem to forget that it's OUR money - it is NOT a pot into which they can dip whenever the whim takes them and for whatever they want.
If only there were some effective way we could remind them sharply of this point.
Already happened once...
I saw Crow on "Have I Got News for You" - and he attempted a battle of wits with Ian Hislop.
He was not just hopelessly outgunned, he didn't even realise that he was completely out of ammo to start with.
He's an utter moron.
Send me one
(pint OR a T-shirt) & I won't ask for royalties.
Too many words!
"Mr.Crow does not know much."
Fewer words and says it all.
The trouble with socialists...
...is that they inevitably run out of other people's money.
Credit where credit's due
I'm certainly no fan of Microsoft - being sometimes slated as a Mac fanboi - but I honestly can't see what there is to moan aboat:
1) They're doing something about security
2) They're not charging for it
OK, so they're restricting it to legit installations - can't say I really blame them for that, but anything that helps to thwart the ungodly malware/virus producers has to be a good thing.
It will be...
(Going for the female user...)
You are privy to pricing for as-yet unannounced models?
My word, you must be held in very high esteem in Cupertino.
I was tempted...
...to say "Bollocks"...
but I was too knackered.
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