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by Croydon13013
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Religion, Humanism and Philosophy.
Topic: Most atheists believe in the supernatural
Replies: 6
Views: 216

Re: Most atheists believe in the supernatural

At the risk of falling for the "No True Scotsman" fallacy, I would suggest that anyone who believes in "at least one supernatural ... entity" is not an atheist. I appreciate that some people are complicated. My mother used to say that she was Church of England but that she didn't believe in god; a f...
by Croydon13013
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: All Change at "Change UK".
Replies: 7
Views: 228

Re: All Change at "Change UK".

12 hours is a long time in politics, these days. Five years is obviously so long that you can say or do anything and forget it five years later! Chuka Umunna, 4 June 2014: "Lib Dem supporters: Please stop asking me to join. I wouldn't be caught dead in a yellow rosette, and that's a #chukapromise" ...
by Croydon13013
Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Great Quotes.
Topic: On the PM.
Replies: 28
Views: 720

Re: On the PM.

Matt wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:49 pm
He's campaigning to the party. The nation doesn't get a say on who leads us out of the undemocratic EU, just the party....
True, but I very much noticed what Chaggle did. It was all about saving the Tories not the country. Hopefully floating voters will be noticing the same thing.
by Croydon13013
Tue May 21, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Skepticism and Critical Thinking.
Topic: "Why You Can't Win An Argument With an Idiot".
Replies: 3
Views: 140

Re: "Why You Can't Win An Argument With an Idiot".

I know how to keep an idiot in suspense.
by Croydon13013
Thu May 16, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Music And Literature.
Topic: Voynich manuscript
Replies: 2
Views: 230

Voynich manuscript

https://phys.org/news/2019-05-bristol-academic-voynich-code-century-old.html Yet again someone is claiming to have translated the Voynich manuscript and yet again the international press have picked up the story and are repeating it uncritically. My prediction: Another loony, it will all prove to be...
by Croydon13013
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: The Brexit Party
Replies: 1
Views: 199

The Brexit Party

Smug wankstain Farage launched his new party by encouraging his supporters to commit criminal offenses against MPs and then resigned as leader. But social media seem more interested in two of his fans: https://www.thepoke.co.uk/2019/04/15/frank-reactions-to-the-couple-who-flew-over-from-benidorm-to-...
by Croydon13013
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 739
Views: 94686

Re: Brexit consequences

An interesting blog post, dated January 29, 2019, but still relevant to the current situation. "Brexit cannot break the Iron Triangle." https://heterocephalusgabler.wordpress.com/2019/01/28/brexit-cannot-break-the-iron-triangle/ This is very popular on social media at the moment. If it is helping l...
by Croydon13013
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit Plan B?
Replies: 50
Views: 3149

Re: Brexit Plan B?

I gather that the government has instructed the civil service to cease planning for 'no deal' forthwith. I don't know how significant that is. Preparing for the no deal exit scenario has cost the country £billions. One Govt Department alone has spent at least £4b, every penny of which is now wasted...
by Croydon13013
Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 739
Views: 94686

Re: Brexit consequences

17.4 million people knew what they were voting for! Which was, it seems, endless temporary extensions to our EU membership.
by Croydon13013
Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 739
Views: 94686

Re: Brexit consequences

Anyone got any good Halloween jokes?
by Croydon13013
Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area.
Topic: Fog
Replies: 1
Views: 142

Re: Fog

We still get fog in London, but not much. My memory tells me that there used to be more and that it used to be worse. I'd like to see statistics.
by Croydon13013
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 739
Views: 94686

Re: Brexit consequences

the fact that May and Corbyn have dared to meet to discuss this has apparently enraged substantial numbers of MPs and members on both sides, with shouts of "betrayal!". This has made it glaringly obvious that these people put party interest (or to be precise, the interest of their sects within each...
by Croydon13013
Fri Apr 05, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 739
Views: 94686

Re: Brexit consequences

bindeweede wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:09 am
New buzz word. - "Flextension."😵
I just heard someone say "Flexit", meaning a flexible Brexit. I don't like that. It doesn't make sense to me because once you've removed the "Br" it's just a flexible exit.
by Croydon13013
Mon Apr 01, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 739
Views: 94686

Re: Brexit consequences

The gossip is that she wants a general election. But two-thirds of MPs would have to vote for it and it's hard to believe that enough Tories are that stupid.