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by chaggle
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 813
Views: 120799

Re: Brexit consequences

What they say about Ceuta and Melilla (and few other lesser but similar possessions) is that they were Spanish before Morocco even existed.

I don't know if it's true, nor if it makes any difference to the legalities.
by chaggle
Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Science and Mathematics.
Topic: Splatometer tests.
Replies: 0
Views: 182

Splatometer tests.

Some studies are confirming what has been suspected for some time - that insect numbers are declining alarmingly. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/feb/12/car-splatometer-tests-reveal-huge-decline-number-insects?CMP=fb_gu&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook&fbclid=IwAR3tEDGdJ39tC2tixb_Y...
by chaggle
Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: Skepticism and Critical Thinking.
Topic: Help with a fallacy
Replies: 7
Views: 356

Re: Help with a fallacy

Absolutely - make the best of a bad job - what other choice do we have?

It's not as if I'm going to down tools or sabotage anything - I just think the whole thing is huge stinking pile of crap.

But it is my deeds and not my thoughts which could influence events and even then to no great extent.
by chaggle
Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Skepticism and Critical Thinking.
Topic: Help with a fallacy
Replies: 7
Views: 356

Re: Help with a fallacy

Is that allowed? :???:

OK - it starts about here...

https://britishexpats.com/forum/take-ou ... st12804209
by chaggle
Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Skepticism and Critical Thinking.
Topic: Help with a fallacy
Replies: 7
Views: 356

Re: Help with a fallacy

OK found it... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_fallacies Magical thinking – fallacious attribution of causal relationships between actions and events. In anthropology, it refers primarily to cultural beliefs that ritual, prayer, sacrifice, and taboos will produce specific supernatural conseque...
by chaggle
Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Skepticism and Critical Thinking.
Topic: Help with a fallacy
Replies: 7
Views: 356

Help with a fallacy

I'm having a discussion on another board where someone is accusing me of something-or-other because I am so negative about Brexit - he says we should all be pulling together and stop being so negative. He is asserting that these 'bad thoughts' are not helping the situation. This has to be a fallacy....
by chaggle
Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: Harmless Diversions.
Topic: Advanced Grammar Test for a High IQ.
Replies: 6
Views: 479

Re: Advanced Grammar Test for a High IQ.

Very good!

Did you "phone" a "friend''? ;)
by chaggle
Wed Feb 05, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Harmless Diversions.
Topic: Advanced Grammar Test for a High IQ.
Replies: 6
Views: 479

Re: Advanced Grammar Test for a High IQ.

I expect Tony will do very well - he's a writer. :ugeek: :thumb
by chaggle
Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Harmless Diversions.
Topic: Advanced Grammar Test for a High IQ.
Replies: 6
Views: 479

Re: Advanced Grammar Test for a High IQ.

Don't they just!

77% - disappointing.
by chaggle
Fri Jan 31, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 813
Views: 120799

Re: Brexit consequences

What are we all doing at 11pm?

I'll be pushing out Zeds.
by chaggle
Tue Jan 28, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: In The News.
Topic: BBC funding
Replies: 3
Views: 446

Re: BBC funding

I'm guessing there may be a bit more to what he said than that.

I'll do a bit more finding out.
by chaggle
Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: In The News.
Topic: Racism and Meghan
Replies: 10
Views: 525

Re: Racism and Meghan

Harry once went to a party dressed as a Nazi SS officer and they are moving to a country led by a good friend of Meghan who was recently shown to have gone blackface.

Just sayin'... ;)
by chaggle
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: In The News.
Topic: Racism and Meghan
Replies: 10
Views: 525

Re: Racism and Meghan

Yes - if they are judging their experience on the nether regions of the internet then it's no surprise they feel the way they do.

Will moving to Canada make much difference?
by chaggle
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: In The News.
Topic: Racism and Meghan
Replies: 10
Views: 525

Re: Racism and Meghan

I confess that I haven't watched the video, I should probably do so before I comment further. :D I did wonder. Watching Jeremy Vine on ch5 (I know, I know - I should really up my viewing standards) the actress Nina Wadia is making the same point albiet in a totally non-confrontational manner unlike...
by chaggle
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: In The News.
Topic: Racism and Meghan
Replies: 10
Views: 525

Re: Racism and Meghan

On the question of racism being a motivation for the opprobrium Meghan suffers - I accept that from some it might well be, but it is not the sole reason nor it is necessarily the main reason. Consider Tony's point that initially the reponse to her appeared to be pretty universally positive (barring ...