Re: I see oppotunity
Which states should house the beam dumps?
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I have to congratulate you on having a fuckload more patience than I have. The problem is that anyone so far down the rabbit hole as to think up and write down that shit in so much detail just isn't going to be reachable. Sometimes its so bad that it's not even worth debunking point by point in the hope of reaching the fence-sitters. This sort of drivel is so far out that it makes anti-vaxxers look rational*.
*But not homeopaths. Homeopathy is just too fucking stupid for words.
then you would expect 60% of layoffs to be of people over 40.
Except that it's the people with greater knowledge and experience who tend to survive layoffs, because most rational businesses recognise that they need those people most when they are under pressure. When the business recovers or the market expands once more, the business can quickly build up their numbers by hiring and training up young people from the large pool straight out of university.
So if we don't honour what those people wanted, then we're not being democratic.
The great thing about democracy is that we're allowed to change our minds. Maybe you think it's wrong that every few years some nutter gets on his hind legs in Parliament and calls for a return of the death penalty or the end of abortion, but personally I get great comfort both from him losing that motion by a factor of ten and from him being allowed to make that speech.
(a) the death of the Tory party
Yes, but what do you think will replace it? Something kinder and gentler and pleasingly fuzzy around the edges, like a Sunday morning sermon delivered by a young Anglican vicar in his first parish who doesn't want to upset the flower ladies?
'Remainers' that then refused to allow any other direct consultation of the UKs membership of the EC/EU for 41 years.
There wasn't anything like a national movement looking for a new referendum for most of that time, not even during Major's Maastricht troubles. Sir Jammy Fishpaste's Referendum Party wasn't founded until 1994 and promptly fell apart after Goldsmith failed to get elected in 1997. It took UKIP a dozen more years to gain any sort of impact (except within the racist, nutter and fruitcake sector of society, of course), and even then they never managed to get their leader elected to Parliament.
There was little to refuse until Cameron got scared about a handful of defections from the Bastard Wing of his party and stupidly gave in to his fears. And now look where we are. Still, never mind. It's keeping Putin happy.
Of course they will. They've spent two years telling the rest of us 'You lost -- suck it up!' so if there's another referendum and they lose that then they'd be hypocrites to do other than accept the consequences. They can campaign for yet another referendum, of course -- that's democracy.
nobody does this just to ban between 1-50 sites per year.
I'm afraid you may be underestimating politicians trapped in a policy concocted by their own ignorance and rhetoric. Do you think anyone in government would now be willing to stand up in the Commons and say, "Nah, forget it. We realised it's daft and unworkable. You can keep your porn after all. Happy wanking, everyone"?
Obviously some types might survive as objects of religious veneration.
As a proud proponent of religious freedom of speech, I've always wanted to nail a chimpanzee to a cross and ritually drink its blood. I consider that much more moral than quietly moving priests to parishes containing yet-unraped children.
...flying in the face of reality.
And whether we have people in government who understand economics, technology, how to actually negotiate, and infrastructure.
You don't seem to recognise that we are already lacking such people. Look at what austerity has done to the country, when so many other countries have already recovered from the 2008 crash by managing investment. We have a minister who didn't realise Dover was an important port, and another who didn't understand the fundamental split in Northern Irish politics -- there are 12 year olds who know both those things!
What will be will be.
No thanks. I'll carry on lobbying my fuckwitted free-enterprise worshipper of an MP in the hope that he'll finally see sense instead of throwing us over the cliff edge. Fortunately he only has a slim majority, the constituency is about two-to-one Remain and he knows he only scraped in in 2015 because the Lib Dems made themselves so hated.
The blues culture that Robert Plant was quoting from (or ripping off wholesale, if you prefer) used the term 'backdoor man' to describe a man who would slip out the back door of the house as his lover's husband came home. No entry implied. Fortunately the idiom that was used to get song lyrics past prudish mid-20th century American censors has much more amusing interpretations and you have to marvel at the lack of imagination of those censors 70 years ago -- but maybe that was an unavoidable result of the job spec.
All y'all seem to have been thoroughly beaten into submission by the namby-pamby set in the last 70 years
It's true that we don't have free-fire zones in our back gardens, Jake. I know that some Americans find that quite upsetting, but on the whole it works for us.
Yeah, sovereignty. The right to vote for whether the economy will be badly fucked or merely trashed, and the freedom to ignore consequences such as the sale of the NHS or the importation of hormone-stuffed beef grown in a pen. But at least Johnny Foreigner won't get to tell us whether we should go down the pan clockwise or anti-clockwise, and that's all that really matters.
Oh, don't worry! They'll come back after Brexit. Once the Tories have finished turning the UK into an offshore tax haven and won the race to the bottom, companies will flood back in, all anxious to take advantage of our liberal tax regime. OK, so admittedly the overall tax income won't be anything like it is at present and nothing like enough to pay for NHS beds or pencils in schools, but who cares? Only the little people will be affected, right? It's not like the cost of a place at Eton will go up by much.
Surely, there must be studies done on such things.
Yup. Criminals in religious nations where many judges, jurors and parole boards can be assumed to be religious readily profess a religion themselves. It doesn't always gain them some leniency, claiming that the blessings of Jesus/Allah/Buddha/Vishnu have helped them to turn their lives around, but it doesn't stop them from trying it on.
Or is it a reaction that takes place on Earth - the supernova radiation striking an atom (regular Iron presumably?) and converting it to Iron-60 on Earth?
I'd tend to think not. If you've got Iron-58 (the heaviest stable isotope, but don't ask me how common it is) on Earth, you'd need to slam two neutrons into it to form Iron-60. What would be the energy required such that a neutron would become part of the atom rather than split it, and what would be the odds that two such neutrons struck the same atom (rather than none, only one, or three or more, or one followed by a fast neutron)? If there is a bath of radiation capable of generating such neutrons when it strikes the atmosphere, how intense must it be and how long must it last to free or create enough neutrons of the right energy to give the results we see?
Anyone know the lifetime of a visible neutron star? I rather suspect it will have cooled below the visible spectrum long ago.
If they behave (thermally at least) like a white dwarf, then they will be extremely hot and cool down very slowly, effectively being a stellar core only able to lose heat by radiation. It's more likely that they would be difficult to spot visually because of their extremely small diameter (~20km) rather than because of their lack of inherent brightness.
Don't expect me to agree. You've just demonstrated once again your lack of comprehension regarding the nuances of English, thinking your tortured example is in some way shedding light on the matter. Go find a primary school teacher willing to spend an hour or two to explain it to you.
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