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by Matt
Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 596
Views: 58651

Re: Brexit consequences

Could have done with a prolonged Tory leadership contest where they all set out their plans for Europe and used that to get a mandate from the party instead of May become PM by default with no greater policy than "Brexit means Brexit" for nearly 2 years.
by Matt
Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: A second referendum - or a general election?
Replies: 49
Views: 1770

Re: A second referendum - or a general election?

The interesting thing is that we have three options where our politics is evolved to handle binary choices. If an MP shared my preference of no brexit over the withdrawal agreement over no deal and was presented with just the option to accept or reject the withdrawal agreement should they approve it...
by Matt
Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area.
Topic: I Need Your Help!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 886

Re: I Need Your Help!!!

chaggle wrote:
Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:18 pm
How did you answer the question 'Where does morality come from?'
It's a socially evolved construct
by Matt
Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Music And Literature.
Topic: Fugue on 'Donald Trump is a Wanker'.
Replies: 5
Views: 931

Re: Fugue on 'Donald Trump is a Wanker'.

Croydon13013 wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:43 am
That's funny, I thought it was the tune to Oh Jeremy Corbyn...
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by Matt
Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Music And Literature.
Topic: Fugue on 'Donald Trump is a Wanker'.
Replies: 5
Views: 931

Re: Fugue on 'Donald Trump is a Wanker'.

bindeweede wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:11 pm
The things you can find on YouTube can be surprisingly artistic and refreshing!

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That's the tune to Seven Nation Army.
by Matt
Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Music And Literature.
Topic: Which instrument for you?
Replies: 12
Views: 1270

Re: Which instrument for you?

You should learn the theremin Oh sure, conventional musical instruments are fine in their own way, but aren't they a little bit... objecty? With a theremin, your playing surface is air, you control pitch with one hand and volume with the other, and you make an eerie, unearthly noise, a bit like an e...
by Matt
Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: A second referendum - or a general election?
Replies: 49
Views: 1770

Re: A second referendum - or a general election?

chaggle wrote:
Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:28 pm
BRINO then.
I believe the term "vassal state" has been mentioned. “exact same benefits” not covering voting rights then?
by Matt
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 596
Views: 58651

Re: Brexit consequences

Doesn't 'voting down a no deal Brexit' mean 'voting for the deal'? :con Well it depends upon the alternatives being presented but yes perxactly.... Usual order of events would be to agree a deal with the EU and then have it ratified by parliament but goodness knows what course this rudderless ship ...
by Matt
Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 596
Views: 58651

Re: Brexit consequences

Heard an interview with Nick Boles saying there's at least 40 other conservative MPs who would vote down a no deal brexit. It's not clear to me that no deal gets a vote. Would seem to be what happens if a deal is presented to parliament and doesn't get approved or if no deal is presented to parliame...
by Matt
Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: In The News.
Topic: Boris Johnson.
Replies: 13
Views: 1688

Re: Boris Johnson.

I dunno, I think to paraphrase apocalypse now "Charging a man with lying in this place was like handing out speeding tickets in the Indy 500."
by Matt
Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: Pseudoscience.
Topic: Know your crystals
Replies: 0
Views: 1535

Know your crystals

A little light relief

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by Matt
Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Skepticism and Critical Thinking.
Topic: Driving psychology
Replies: 5
Views: 782

Re: Driving psychology

Joke I heard on the radio the other day:
When I die, I'd like to be cremated and have my ashes thrown...
into the face of an oncoming cyclist.
by Matt
Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Skepticism and Critical Thinking.
Topic: Driving psychology
Replies: 5
Views: 782

Re: Driving psychology

I don't drive but my understanding of the solid central white line is that it's deployed when visibility is reduced e.g. due to bendy roads. I suppose i takes less time to overtake a slow moving vehicle so perhaps you don't need to see as far ahead... As for the bike question. It's been a while but ...
by Matt
Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Alternative Medicine and Therapies.
Topic: Coconut oil
Replies: 4
Views: 1347

Re: Coconut oil

I thought the main problem with palm oil was the destruction of the wild habitats where Orang Utan's lived. Didn't think it was poisoning my peanut butter, I remember shopping around for coconut oil trying to replicate Ben Goldacre's entrepreneurial experiments with home made moisturiser. Turned out...
by Matt
Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Offending while drunk
Replies: 5
Views: 382

Re: Offending while drunk

I know we drink more that the Murry-Cans but still this is a big discrepancy

https://www.verywellmind.com/crime-and- ... 1998-62821