Fake news and hyperbole and scaremongering
All spouted by vested interests only interested in keeping their salaries and not caring one jot about the UK.
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All spouted by vested interests only interested in keeping their salaries and not caring one jot about the UK.
@Shady: "Global fossil fuel subsidies were $5.3 trillion in 2015. The good ol' US of A subsidised $600 billion of that. Global renewable subsides were $88 billion in the same period."
Well done, mixing global and US subsidy figures to confuse the issue. Then not reading the Wiki article you link to which shows fossil fuel subsidy to be about $4b.. And I bet you think that a tax credit which all businesses get counts as a subsidy when applied by the Oil & Gas industry.
Or it could be that POTUS was renamed to POTUS44 and a new POTUS was created which immediately garnered millions of followers so putting a lie to the hate factor. How many did the original POTUS gain in its first few hours?
Why isn't Soros listed as one of the billionaires. Could it be that he is one of those who funds Oxfam and that lefty lot so he's a good guy in their eyes?
Certain sections of the press got away with abusive behaviour. They were eventually punished. What S40 wants to do is punish everyone because of the actions of a few. Just like in a classroom where the whole class is kept behind because one kid wrote "Teacher is a twat" on the blackboard.
So you want a state regulated press. Just like the good old USSR then.
So Mosley can sue El Reg under section 40. Bye bye El Reg.
You are talking about the one who reported that he had seen a badly named WiFi hot spot and put 2 and 2 together to make 5 aren't you?
"So, according to you, it's perfectly OK if someone (a presidential candidate, say), threatens or plans reprehensible and unconstitutional actions. You will continue to support that candidate fully even after he is elected, and even when he is actually President, as long as he only threatens these actions. You should only start to complain when he actually starts to implement his ideas."
So according to you, it's perfectly OK if someone (a presidential candidate, say), commits criminal acts or takes money from foreign government. You will continue to support that candidate fully even after she is elected, and even when she is actually President, as long as she only threatens the other side. You should only start to complain when she is actually jailed.
Vegans are basically following a belief system. Just like Christians and Muslims. And because it's a belief, and all beliefs can conflict with each other, everyone can take the piss out of everyone else. So don't feel ashamed about criticising someone's beliefs. The basic human right of free speech means that you have the right to offend someone else because they will be offending you, be it by spouting some religion or political opinion.
"It is an inefficient use of our time to sit in front of the gogglebox staring at other people doing absurd things for our entertainment. It is an inefficient use of our lives to spend a majority of it in an office staring at a screen and typing away on a keyboard making 1's and 0's fly around the world."
Oh, so I suppose you want to go back to grandparent's time and do lots of manual work and work long hours with very little leisure time? That must be efficient use of your time. Me? I'd rather use efficient technology that makes my job easier and faster with with less physical work meaning that I have more time for my own pleasure, which might involve the gogglebox.
As a chemist you should be doing what you did at university, READ. If you read the article or any of the other news reports about the story, then you'd read that it's used in the manufacture of the polymers, in the pellets. And if you read a bit more, maybe like doing RESEARCH (again something you must have done at uni) you'd find that it's used as a lubricant, you know something to help all the pellets move along through the production process.
Stating the stereotype that many Mexican immigrants are criminals etc is not racist. It's stereotyping and xenophobic at worse.
Media writing about beautiful people is stating a fact. Just look at how the write about Hollywood stars.
Rosie O'Donnell's face is ugly. But misogynistic? Nope, she is an individual. She's not a whole gender. Extrapolating from one to all is just like stating that all Trump voters are identikits.
Grade? F-, please try harder.
"Um what? Did you happen to miss when he said of mexicans "They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists."
That's totally not insulting or demeaning a minority, no not at all..."
99% of Mexico is populated by Mexicans. I don't see that as a minority. Or is that your double-plus good definition of minority?
No comment here, not needed
I see one down vote from a progressive lefty liberal twat.
Lots of modern cars are very quiet if not silent. It's the tyre road noise that you'll hear, not the engines in most cars.
You mean the pilots of the civilian aircraft?
Woman interviewed by BBC was not a member of the public, she was a member of Corbyn's team. #BiasedBBC.
High time the BBC was scrapped. All it shows is crap now a days.
Yeah, like your link. It's so full of obvious crap.
@Pascal Monett - I can do links too*.
Are we really “choking the ocean with plastic”? Tracing the creation of an eco-myth - https://wattsupwiththat.com/2015/12/24/are-we-really-choking-the-ocean-with-plastic-tracing-the-creation-of-an-eco-myth/
An Ocean of Plastic - https://wattsupwiththat.com/2015/12/17/an-ocean-of-plastic/
Garbage: Another environmental claim proven to be hyped - https://wattsupwiththat.com/2011/01/06/garbage-another-environmental-claim-proven-to-be-hyped/
* Well not clicky ones, but you know how to copy & paste.
@JeffyPoooh "Hint: Somebody should figure out how the plastic is getting into the ocean."
The plastic isn't getting into the ocean. Enviromentalists are extrapolating from a couple of locations which happen to contain a tiny bit of tiny pieces of plastic (specially chosen to help their case) and making a case that all the world's oceans are filled with plastic to the same level.
@theModge "Who sometimes still manage to compete with each other on price!"
Look up Price Discrimination. The microeconomic process of charging different prices for the same product to different customers. For those that can afford it, charge more. For those that are looking for a good deal, charge less. The end result is more items sold which increases turnover which is good from a business perspective.
It'll still be a UK company employing UK staff and paying UK taxes.
What about Milo Yiannopoulos? A well known right winger and a dangerous faggot* to boot. So dangerous that Twitter had to ban him for life for upsetting one of the Ghostbusters actors.
* His own words
What about the pain created for us by the EU which we and our next generation don't really need?
It's not the average person who does the repair, it's engineers like Lois Rossman (look him up on YouTube) and many other independents who do the repairs. And they can be cheaper and better than the big companies. Because they care about their customers. So it can be economically viable to repair in many cases.
OxFam aren't squeeky clean over their handling of tax either. They use dodgy methods to get as much money as possible, using techniques that could be seen as evasion if HMRC got off their arse and decided that it wasn't what Parliament wanted when the laws were written. See how they handle GiftAid on donations of non-cash items. Plus they don't really spend that much on the needy, keeping a load for themselves to pay the high salaries of their executives.
The ASA can't even ban an advert. All it can do is ask that the advert is not shown again - usually after the campaign has finished and the advert not likely to be shown anyway.
People have been taught not to think for themselves as everything is managed by the state. Now that people can't think, other people who do think are taking advantage of them. And rather than teach people to think for themselves, the ASA wants to dumb down people even more. #ScrapTheASA
Udoo are combining the Arduino killer with a PC killer, a quad-core 64-bit 2.24GHz processor.
Or is that three?
A small number of the leaders of the IT industry. There are many other leaders in many other industries and not all of them are for staying in the EU. I suspect all of them will make sound logical decisions based on what they think and perceive and believe will help their personal interests. I also suspect all of them will make their decisions based on what they are told to say to keep the the status quo so that their personal interests are maximised.
Occam's Razor and all.
Or am I being a bit too cynical?
Fear Uncertainty and Doubt.
The remainers are playing up the scaremongering to extreme hype levels because they don't have any real facts that are totally down to the EU doing something good. Many of what they spout could just as much happened if the UK was outside the EU. Look at all the other countries in the world, they aren't part of the EU, but have they suffered? Sure some have (mostly socialist despot ridden countries, a bit like the EU :-) ), but overall the world is a better place than when the EU was created, and it isn't down to the creation of the EU.
@Jess said "The outcome of a brexit is totally unknown."
True. But also the outcome of staying in is totally unknown too. Do you know what regulations the EU will create next month, next year, next decade? If you asked someone in the 70s if there would be stability because of the EU, you'd probably get an affarmative but the reality of all the petty gold plated regulations and banning everything such as imperial measurements means that the everything was unknown by being part of the EU.
Theft is theft, there is no time limit or extenuating circumstances such as saying that you were going to return the item eventually.
"but realistically if he doesn't want to press charges over anything, which he really doesn't have anything to press charges over, then there isn't much the police can do (whether or not they have the will to). "
No such thing as pressing charges in the UK. You've been watching too many US cop shows. It's the CPS who make the decision whether or not to progress a case. The most a victim can do is refuse to co-operate which in effect the same as not pressing charges. But the victim can't force the charge through.
Won't it be your 3.14159th Pi?
I'll get my coat.
Yeah, I would've thought sticking it in a box on a pole would work just as well, and it doesn't need an expensive bus to sit around. What do the people do when the bus is doing its job of transporting people?
Its amazing how we are living in such a well developed society with lots of nice high tech to play with. I wonder what created it? Oh, I know MONEY!
As for population pressure, that's decreasing. Malthusians bleat about the world being filled and it'll be the end of the world. Populations are actually decreasing (except for immigration) in developed countries as the pressure to churn out babies lessens due to the cost of raising children and the lack of a need to replace those children who die young.
Like relatively unknown international conglomeretes like StemCor aren't highlighted for their tax dodging antics? I wonder why.
So judge says "it seems to me, to be some machinery for testing the *proportionality* of the the interference, if the scheme is to be in accordance with the law"
Home office then say "This government remains committed to protecting children and other vulnerable people by providing employers with *proportionate* access to criminal record information in order to support safer recruitment decisions." yet implement a law which has no proporionality in it as it requires all and any crimes to be disclosed no matter what period of time has passed.
"What next, running in the corridor is dangerous?"
It is if you are carrying scissors.
Nice to call us deniers. We don't deny the climate is changing. What we disagree about is what is causing it.
Is it changing that fast. We have lots of records for the last 100 years or so, nothing much beyond that. The climate might have changed quickly in the past, the proxy records can't show that.
Are the stakes that high? Humans have filled Earth primarily because they are an adapatble species. We have adapted to the ice and adapted to the desert. We can adapt very quickly to anything the planet throws at us.
What's made climate change political is the Greenies who demand that the planet change to their whims. They're the ones who have had laws created to force people to pay more for their energy - just so that the Greenies' favourite businesses can get subsidies.
... in 2015. I might have seen one or two in previous years though.
Who this "expert"? He doesn't seem to know much about criminals. I suppose he'll probably also say that car alarms need highly skilled IT experts to break and therefore it's unrealistic for cars to be stolen without actually breaking a window as criminals are stupid. It's the "expert" who is stupid. He probably advised the car makers when they were making their insecure car alarms.
This "expert" needs to realise that not all criminals are clueless. Criminals can come from all walks of life.
@Esme, the problem with rotational derived gravity is the Coriolis Effect. That causes more problems than the artificial gravity solves.
I hear that Easter Eggs are on sale already in some shops. ;-)
There is always snopes.com to find out what's fake and what's not.
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