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by Tony.Williams
Mon May 20, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Humour.
Topic: Go for it, Ratty!
Replies: 2
Views: 26

Re: Go for it, Ratty!

Now if human beings played dead after being cornered by a tiger like that, they would be praised for remarkable intelligence, courage and coolness under extreme stress.

But it's only a mouse...
by Tony.Williams
Sun May 19, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Humour.
Topic: Go for it, Ratty!
Replies: 2
Views: 26

Go for it, Ratty!

Funniest video clip I've seen for a while. A cat on the hunt for a rat gets a surprise...

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by Tony.Williams
Sat May 18, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Art And Photography.
Topic: Great pics...great captions?
Replies: 12
Views: 6777

Re: Great pics...great captions?

It appears that Tory party members (aka the Geriatrica) overwhelmingly prefer BoJo the Clown as their next leader, for some inexplicable reason. OTOH, the majority of Tory MPs can't stand him and believe he would make a terrible leader. So, the key question is: will the MPs dare to defy the wishes o...
by Tony.Williams
Fri May 17, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Music And Literature.
Topic: Voynich manuscript
Replies: 2
Views: 80

Re: Voynich manuscript

There's something about "mysteries" like this that has a strong appeal - and made Dan Brown a rich man.
by Tony.Williams
Tue May 07, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit Plan B?
Replies: 48
Views: 2730

Re: Brexit Plan B?

There seems to be revived interest in some quarters on changing our FPTP system in order to encourage greater participation in elections.

Here's an idea - why not permit voters to give negative votes, to be deducted from the positive ones? That should liven things up :twisted:
by Tony.Williams
Sun May 05, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit Plan B?
Replies: 48
Views: 2730

Re: Brexit Plan B?

So - we now have the ludicrous situation that, despite Parliament having refused to accept a Nodexit and having voted (more narrowly) against both a customs union and a second referendum, and with Corbyn and May allegedly having seen the light and desperate to agree a deal, there is still no sign of...
by Tony.Williams
Sun May 05, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Humour.
Topic: New cartoon thread.
Replies: 336
Views: 51472

Re: New cartoon thread.

bindeweede wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:48 pm
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It's no joke - it's actually happening :fp
by Tony.Williams
Sun May 05, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Tory-run Northamptonshire has no local elections today.
Replies: 5
Views: 154

Re: Tory-run Northamptonshire has no local elections today.

Yes, but once they've got something across the line (which brings to mind the London marathon runner crawling across the finish last weekend) they can say they've delivered and ignore Farage. I suspect that his Brexit party will fade away once an agreement is reached, most people will regard it as b...
by Tony.Williams
Sat May 04, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Tory-run Northamptonshire has no local elections today.
Replies: 5
Views: 154

Re: Tory-run Northamptonshire has no local elections today.

Perhaps they're just desperate to get Brexit off their agenda, otherwise it will be hanging around forever.
by Tony.Williams
Sat May 04, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Tory-run Northamptonshire has no local elections today.
Replies: 5
Views: 154

Re: Tory-run Northamptonshire has no local elections today.

Rather curious that spokesmen for both main parties (esp the Tories), plus the Brexit-supporting newspapers, have concluded that the hammering they received in the elections showed that they needed to get on with Brexit, when the main beneficiaries of the votes they lost were the LibDems and the Gre...
by Tony.Williams
Fri May 03, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: In The News.
Topic: BBC Reality Check
Replies: 0
Views: 102

BBC Reality Check

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/topics/cp7r8 ... lity-check

A web page pulling together the various topics which have been investigated by the BBC's Reality Check team - usually addressing claims referred to them by viewers. A commendable effort! :clap
by Tony.Williams
Thu May 02, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: In The News.
Topic: The Huawei leak
Replies: 3
Views: 257

Re: The Huawei leak

Your post reinforces that - he would likely be exonerated. Hmm - that probably wouldn't get him his job back. People who have been found "not guilty" often claim ecstatically that they have been proved to be innocent. No, not necessarily, it could mean that the jury thought that they were probably ...
by Tony.Williams
Thu May 02, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: In The News.
Topic: The Huawei leak
Replies: 3
Views: 257

The Huawei leak

One aspect of the current political row over the sacking of Gavin Williamson, including whether or not the police should have their own enquiry about the leak, has not yet been mentioned AFAIK: that is the different levels of proof required in different circumstances. I am not a lawyer but was in th...
by Tony.Williams
Sun Apr 28, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Humour.
Topic: Alexa
Replies: 5
Views: 488

Re: Alexa

I can't say I'm interested in that level of tech, but I was amused to read that somebody's "AI" (don't know if it was Alexa, Siri or whatever), which the owner had sworn at in frustration, scolded him for bad manners. Might be a good way of encouraging more politeness...
by Tony.Williams
Sun Apr 28, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Humour.
Topic: Jokes.
Replies: 33
Views: 3953

Re: Jokes.

Reminds me of a running gag in a newspaper concerning the earliest known date for a reference to the game of cricket. All sorts of quotes which could be twisted to apply to cricket emerged, but the winner so far is a carving of a naked Greek hero, wielding a sort of club in a cricket-battish fashion...