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There is a huge scandal with postal voting, overwhelmingly amongst the most diverse of our beautiful rainbow coloured nation of diversity.
I blame colonialism and structural oppression.
Interestingly the 'bankruptcy' line didn't work on voters. To the 'privileged set' (wealthy centre-left Clinton supporters) bankruptcy is a thing of disgrace but it wasn't seen that way by people further down the financial and social scale. The reason is that people saw him as more like them, because they felt that things had gone wrong for him and he'd bounced back from that.
The pussy grabbing didn't work either, because the name CLINTON has a fair amount of pussy-grabbing associated with it.
There's also the Disney character Ariel.
My daughter (like many daughters) likes Disney and fairies and all that jazz and when we were playing Fairies she said she would be Ariel and asked me who I was going to be and I said "Daz". So we played as Ariel and Daz the fairies from then on. I also caused an almighty row when she got old enough to talk to other children about the My Little Ponies and discovered they weren't called Brian, Trevor and Gerald.
I'm going to hell.
There are thousands of full-time lobbyists who live in Brussels and Strasbourg whose job is to petition for special treatment for their particular interest. I don't know if you recall Tim Worstall, but he described the time when the rare metals lobby, in a time of a price slump, lobbied the EU for a ban on incandescent bulbs (under the guise of the 'green' movement) to force the sale of toxic 'low energy' bulbs and drive the rare metals price up. So we created a pollution mountain, got poorer, and had worse lighting - and then 10 years after the ban the LED bulb went mainstream. And I doubt that's the most egregious case.
Terrible trouble with mouse balls at the schools I worked at to. The glue gun to seal the mouse ball in worked well, or making a screw hole and putting a screw in. By 2003 when I ran my own school IT department I ordered a wholesale switch to LED mice which by then were just about affordable for a school.
The cost of living varies so widely across the country that a national minimum wage is clearly never going to work.
If you fix it at the level needed by a worker to buy a house in London then it means that companies in Grimsby and Scarborough won't hire because they can't make enough money. If you fix it at the level needed to buy a house in Grimsby then people in London can't afford to buy their lunchtime panini and moccalokkapuchino.
So a minimum wage gives you a choice between pushing up unemployment in areas with low wages and pushing up poverty in areas with high wages. And of course whichever you choose the lefties will rant and froth about how evil it all is and how evil you are and so on ad infinitum because that's all they ever do.
It's an idiot system that should be scrapped.
"I honestly think they make all of this up. How can two countries say a beer is +/- .5 units?"
Because the unit calculation is a political and not a scientific one, as is evidenced by the fact that the unit calculation for alcoholic drinks magically changed in the last five years.
They hide behind the defence of 'commercial confidentiality', as does government when caught spending outrageous amounts of money on something that they can't justify.
The theory seems to be that if we all knew what they paid for a product then somebody might bid a lower figure for the same product, and we can't possibly have that. Heavens to Murgatroyd, no we can't.
'Groceries' is not a cost that the company has to bear. Of course the employees do but that doesn't increase the cost of the company doing business. It can choose to raise salaries or not. There's a price to pay for not raising them but given that salaries have been trailing inflation (except in a very few areas) for 10 years that isn't anything new.
What might have increased their costs are the new employment regs including mandatory pensions for all employees.
"Brexit" is just a convenient excuse, much like it was for a company near to me who went bust after taking a £100m loan to expand their business and then finding there wasn't the market for their products. They blamed Brexit rather than their own poor judgement.
I'm not sure. I had that feeling about it when I first watched it on DVD. However I watched it on a bigger TV a year or so ago and it felt that what I was really watching was an object of great beauty being carefully assembled. It is a beautiful film. I don't much like the star child bit, but there are some films that are beautiful. Watch something like Lawrence of Arabia and see how in love with the landscape David Lean is and how he conjures up its majesty and beauty. 2001 is the same. Kubrick paints a canvas.
Yes, I did.
1 - The rest of Europe has not 'moved on from the war'. When the Greeks tried to default on their debt there was a HUGE amount of 'Germans=Nazis' language in the Greek press. There is still plenty of it from the Poles too, and the Hungarians. I remember my trip to Budapest and talking to the locals you got the impression they still really had a problem with Nazis. The walls of the Jewish quarter still have the bullet holes in them. But by God did they hate the Soviets. They had no time for the Nazis but mention the Soviets and they were seriously angry.
2 - If you are of the right generation, Allo Allo-style comic Nazis might be EXACTLY the theme you would be looking for. Knockwursts, transvestite Gestapo officers, and lots of lovely Nazis.
3 - Well, with opinions like THAT about Brexit it's not surprising you're staying anonymous. Shameful but not even slightly shocking. But rather than abuse you let me offer you a friendly book recommendation which might open your eyes a little. It's called "The Road to Somewhere" and it's by David Goodhart. It might help you to stop treating everyone who voted for Brexit quite so awfully.
I don't think we can. We have reasonably complete information about a single solar system - ours. Given that we may have a Planet X roaming around out there, we don't even have a complete understanding of our OWN solar system. We don't even know what's orbiting around the nearest handful of stars to us.
I disagree with the notion that a few hundred observations of the tiny proportion of systems whose planets cross their star when viewed from earth is sufficient data for the researchers to make this claim.
A new person has just joined high up in the council. On day 1 they're sat in front of their machine and they say "Wo ist Word? Wo ist Outlook?" Then someone has tried to explain it to them and they haven't understood. Then the head of IT has been told to come and explain it and the new person STILL hasn't understood. And they hate the non Windows look, even if it works well and is cheaper, because it isn't exactly the same as they've always had.
No amount of "But this program does exactly the same job" will work with people like that.
I suppose it's down to personal preference. I really like my 640XL. I like the Calendar integration with Outlook, I like the camera quality, I find it's fast enough for my needs and I like how it syncs with my Win10 tablet and Win8 laptop.
I have a couple of clients who RAVE about their Windows phones. One I saw a few weeks ago said it was the best phone she'd ever had (she has a Lumia 950XL). I was very surprised because I thought it was only me that liked it.
Of course it's a crude analysis. These stupid figures always are and as soon as you dig down it turns out that the picture is complex and it goes a bit further than 'Evil Patriarchy Is Oppressing Womxnhood'.
But that doesn't sell copies of the Guardian and feed the Rage of the Twitter mob, does it?
Are they on the edge of the universe? Yes there was nothing and then it exploded, but if they're the oldest galaxies are they the furthest things from us? Is the universe ball-shaped and are we on the inside or the outside of the ball? Where is the centre and where did it explode from?
It gives me such a headache to try to understand it.
He was right to mention the 263. The Me163 didn't have wheels. The Me263 was a 163 with wheels. Never got past the prototype stage but would probably have been a more effective fighter and certainly less lethal to its own pilots than the 163 was, since it had a tendency to explode on landing.
Well exactly. That's the weird thing about this study. They have put cameras on officers and expected people to act differently around them and are surprised when people don't. People see cameras all the time, every day. They're normal. So why WOULD they change their behaviour? The assertion that cameras will make people behave differently is bunk. If the PMCs (Plod-Mounted Cams) are being sold on the basis that they will make people behave better then that's obviously not going to happen.
Surely the purpose of the camera is the recording of the officer's shift to allow them to carry out their job of law enforcement successfully? Sell the cameras on the basis of better quality evidence so that it's not Perp's Word Against Plod's.
Why is the mile the stupid measurement? Imperial measurements are based on human perceptions of distance. A mile is 8 furlongs, and a furlong is the furrow length of an field of one acre.
No more stupid than the metre being one ten millionth of the distance from the North Pole to the Equator.
I don't see why we should rewrite every single thing merely to stop pisstakers from taking the piss. Family membership is pretty clear in the minds of everyone who isn't trying to take the piss. It means parents and children. Not a pair of adult brothers. Or pisstakers.
Tim Worstall suggests hyperventilating lefties should relax:
Apparently they spent a BEEELLION dollars marketing Windows phone. But surely the sensible thing to do would be to take a tenth of that money and use it to pay the makers of the 100 most popular apps on Android and iPhone to remake their apps on Windows phone. That would have solved the 'empty app store' problem that Microsoft had.
I know, it's all history now but I am sad. I liked my 720, and I like my 640 XL.
He was lucky to be born when he was. If he'd tried a single engineering project in the 21st century he'd never have got started what with raging ecomentalists wanting to protect the Vicious Murdering Sandfly (there are only two places in the whole of the UK where they nest and suck human blood, you know) and Elven Safety Committees demanding everybody wear three safety vests and insurance companies wanting a waiver every time somebody bites in to an apple.
But fusion won't make wind farm builders and their lobbyists in Brussels rich, will it? It'll put them out of business. And cheap, clean, always-on electricity is the LAST thing the green movement wants, because if we have that then why do we need them to bang on about AGW?
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