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by Tony.Williams
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: US Presidential Election.
Replies: 107
Views: 7439

Re: US Presidential Election.

Matt wrote:
Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:31 pm

Why would Christians be worried by a spell that attempts to stop their president from doing harm. Shouldn't they be praying for the same thing?
I suspect that you wouldn't find much agreement in how to define "harm" where Trump's actions are concerned.
by Tony.Williams
Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: US Presidential Election.
Replies: 107
Views: 7439

Re: US Presidential Election.

Well, it doesn't seem to be working. In theory I should be pleased about that, but in practice... :???:
by Tony.Williams
Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 484
Views: 30511

Re: Brexit consequences

:fp
by Tony.Williams
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Music And Literature.
Topic: The Second Coming
Replies: 1
Views: 106

The Second Coming

A line from a poem was niggling at my memory, so I immediately tracked it down (one of the things the internet is best for, IMO) and found it in a 1919 poem by W B Yeats. I though the poem worth repeating in full here (the line I recalled is emphasised), as it seems rather appropriate in the light o...
by Tony.Williams
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: "Trump Is Making Decline Great Again."
Replies: 2
Views: 164

Re: "Trump Is Making Decline Great Again."

I vaguely hoped that Trump might become more conventional when faced with the day-to-day reality of government, but instead he seems to be getting more outrageous as he grows in confidence. I can't see this having a good ending. The one person who is surely most delighted about current goings-on mus...
by Tony.Williams
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Area.
Topic: Prepping
Replies: 4
Views: 266

Re: Prepping

The "just in time" philosophy of shops and other businesses taking deliveries only as they need them is certainly vulnerable to any kind of disruption - particularly transport, especially across borders. If it's just food supplies you are concerned about then yes, a cache of tinned and dried foods w...
by Tony.Williams
Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Art And Photography.
Topic: Your own photos - new thread.
Replies: 85
Views: 5199

Re: Your own photos - new thread.

Been meaning to get to Ghent some time. I can get to Hull without too much trouble and P&O does daily overnight ferry services to Zebrugge and Europort. They do day trips from the ports to some cities, laying on a coach which picks you up at the port in the morning and delivers you back again in the...
by Tony.Williams
Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Area.
Topic: Prepping
Replies: 4
Views: 266

Re: Prepping

I have given that a little bit of thought - mainly concerning utility supplies. The problem with gas central and water heating is that you need both the gas and the electricity to work. A separate gas fire doesn't require electricity; portable electric radiators don't require gas, and a camping gas ...
by Tony.Williams
Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: In The News.
Topic: Boris Johnson.
Replies: 6
Views: 396

Re: Boris Johnson.

So, was that what it was all about?

I can't say I'm surprised by anything he said - he's made no secret of his views.
by Tony.Williams
Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 484
Views: 30511

Re: Brexit consequences

Susanna Reid on Good Morning Britain expressing astonishment and anger at the stupidity of having no plan for Brexit prior to the referendum - surely only surpassed by the stupidity of those who voted leave knowing there was no plan. The Leavers were focused on getting their clear and simplistic me...
by Tony.Williams
Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 484
Views: 30511

Re: Brexit consequences

chaggle wrote:
Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:40 am
Of course b) The leavers already knew this as they knew what they were voting for - didn't they?
Well, they either didn't know what they were voting for or - if some of the hardline Brexiters did - they have been guilty of gross deception.
by Tony.Williams
Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: In The News.
Topic: General Practice in the UK.
Replies: 1
Views: 70

Re: General Practice in the UK.

I can't say that I know enough about the way the NHS is organised, and what the alternatives might be, to comment. Other than the fairly obvious point that the combination of a steady increase in the capability and cost of medical interventions, an equally steady increase in the number of elderly pa...
by Tony.Williams
Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Harmless Diversions.
Topic: "Tommy Robinson".
Replies: 7
Views: 669

Re: "Tommy Robinson".

I was reminded of this by a headline on the BBC News site: "How I went from guns to God".

How about: "How I went from guns and/or God to being a rational human being?"
by Tony.Williams
Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: In The News.
Topic: Boris Johnson.
Replies: 6
Views: 396

Re: Boris Johnson.

Hmm...let me guess: he's been attending seances at which he keeps trying to channel Winston Churchill? :con
by Tony.Williams
Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Great Quotes.
Topic: Northern Ireland arrangements.
Replies: 4
Views: 484

Re: Northern Ireland arrangements.

More from the Irish Times today: https://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/britain-s-brexit-strategy-is-a-very-british-coup-howlin-claims-1.3517964 Labour Party leader Brendan Howlin has said the Brexit position of Britain’s government amounted to “a very British coup”. Mr Howlin said he believed the...