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by chaggle
Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: "a political crisis in July, or October, or both."
Replies: 5
Views: 919

Re: "a political crisis in July, or October, or both."

The civil service can run things perfectly well. The elected politicians should stick to setting policy. The electorate should stick to electing politicians who determine policy so that the civil service can run things perfectly well. On no account should the electorate determine policy directly. :ey
by chaggle
Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: In The News.
Topic: "It was a miracle..."
Replies: 2
Views: 789

Re: "It was a miracle..."

Bet he was a bit surprised though. Imagine how desperate one must be to go through the risk - and terror - of stowing away in the undercarriage of a jet airliner. I know little of such things but I would imagine surviving the takeoff, gear retraction, -50 temperatures, lack of air and air pressure, ...
by chaggle
Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Psychics and Mediums.
Topic: Concerns over 'psychic healer' who claims ghost doctors can heal arthritis
Replies: 2
Views: 1033

Re: Concerns over 'psychic healer' who claims ghost doctors can heal arthritis

The 56-year-old medium and author also promotes products including purple rice powder, a supplement which its makers claims benefits health, available at £85 per tub from her website. In one part of her Chester show, she suggests that the "purple powder" is recommended for older people to "keep the...
by chaggle
Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Religion, Humanism and Philosophy.
Topic: Dalai Lama sexist?!
Replies: 3
Views: 1709

Re: Dalai Lama sexist?!

Religious leader in silly controversial statement shocker
Are any religions non-sexist?
by chaggle
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: General Health Issues.
Topic: Microplastics
Replies: 7
Views: 2580

Re: Microplastics

Matt wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:06 pm
A credit card of microplastics - I guess that just contributes to roughage.
Just as long as it doesn't come out whole and edge-on. :shock:
by chaggle
Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Great Quotes.
Topic: On the PM.
Replies: 54
Views: 6026

Re: On the 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. Looks like it's n...
by chaggle
Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: General Health Issues.
Topic: Microplastics
Replies: 7
Views: 2580

Microplastics

Just heard on SKY news that humans 'consume the equivalent of a credit card of microplastics every week'. Cant say it bothers me much. I also remember hearing recently that some kind of shellfish was discovered to contain small amounts of cocaine. And that some bottled water from eastern Europe cont...
by chaggle
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Great Quotes.
Topic: On the PM.
Replies: 54
Views: 6026

Re: On the PM.

My feelings are that whatever you think of their political stance, these are a pretty intelligent and talented bunch (possibly Boris excepted) that under normal circumstances could be seen as suitable to lead a major political party. But the circumstances of the moment are far from normal - Brexit t...
by chaggle
Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Great Quotes.
Topic: On the PM.
Replies: 54
Views: 6026

Re: On the PM.

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by chaggle
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Religion, Humanism and Philosophy.
Topic: Most atheists believe in the supernatural
Replies: 6
Views: 958

Re: Most atheists believe in the supernatural

Even Dawkins admits he's a cultural Christian. Probably a C of E one I would think.
by chaggle
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Great Quotes.
Topic: On the PM.
Replies: 54
Views: 6026

Re: On the PM.

Rees-Mogg on GMB saying exactly the same thing - 'If we don't leave on 31st October there won't be a Conservative party left to lead'.
by chaggle
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Religion, Humanism and Philosophy.
Topic: Most atheists believe in the supernatural
Replies: 6
Views: 958

Re: Most atheists believe in the supernatural

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Templeton_Foundation First I've heard of them - I can see why they could be controversial. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Templeton_Foundation#Religious_funding Horgan stated "misgivings about the foundation's agenda of reconciling religion and science". He sa...
by chaggle
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: General Health Issues.
Topic: Nutrition study
Replies: 1
Views: 389

Nutrition study

In The Mail unfortunately but exclusively so at the moment so it'll have to do. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-7125751/Twins-prove-pile-weight-eat-like.html Revealed in a landmark study with findings that could revolutionise the diet industry: Twins who prove why some of us pile on weigh...
by chaggle
Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Great Quotes.
Topic: On the PM.
Replies: 54
Views: 6026

Re: On the PM.

Anyway she's gone and the race to the leadership has begun. I watched Hunt launch his bid this morning and I was struck that on two or three occasions he said 'we must do - blah blah blah or our party is finished' or 'we mustn't - X Y Z or our party will be destroyed in the next election'. More worr...