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by chaggle
Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: In The News.
Topic: Ultima Thule etc
Replies: 6
Views: 378

Re: Ultima Thule etc

Can't think of any right now but have done some howlers in the past - I'll get back when I think of some. When I come across a word I'm not sure of I tend to utilise Spanish pronunciation rules because unlike English they are (almost) completely rigid. Thule would therefore be ' thoo -leh' On names,...
by chaggle
Tue Jan 01, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area.
Topic: New Years Resolutions
Replies: 6
Views: 598

Re: New Years Resolutions

I have felt slightly guilty for some time about not reading from books - I used to be a voracious reader. Don't really know why I feel guilty about it. However as I have been given one for Christmas by Stephen Hawking (I mean the book was by him not that he gave it to me :roll: ) I may find myself ...
by chaggle
Tue Jan 01, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area.
Topic: New Years Resolutions
Replies: 6
Views: 598

Re: New Years Resolutions

I have felt slightly guilty for some time about not reading from books - I used to be a voracious reader. Don't really know why I feel guilty about it. However as I have been given one for Christmas by Stephen Hawking (I mean the book was by him not that he gave it to me :roll: ) I may find myself r...
by chaggle
Mon Dec 24, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Skepticism and Critical Thinking.
Topic: Subjects which are impossible to debate properly and civilly.
Replies: 4
Views: 1229

Subjects which are impossible to debate properly and civilly.

I would include Brexit (obviously) - never brought up in the pub although I see FB posts from some of my friends which indicate their leaning. Also, bikes V motor vehicles V pedestrians - easy one to fall out over. Also, dangerous dogs. Try pointing out that bull breeds cause more death and injury t...
by chaggle
Mon Dec 24, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Science and Mathematics.
Topic: Alternative approach to nuclear power
Replies: 4
Views: 1489

Re: Alternative approach to nuclear power

Yes - security is a major consideration.

I would guess that geographically distributed plants would be less vulnerable to attack - or at least the redundancy would help secure supply.

Or maybe one vast plant is easier to defend. :con
by chaggle
Mon Dec 24, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: Science and Mathematics.
Topic: Alternative approach to nuclear power
Replies: 4
Views: 1489

Re: Alternative approach to nuclear power

I've thought in those terms myself - but many smaller geographically separate power stations rather than large multi-reactor ones. It is possible (and it's happening) to build micro gas-powered stations in something like a small industrial unit and one would have thought that similar could be done w...
by chaggle
Sun Dec 23, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: A second referendum - or a general election?
Replies: 89
Views: 6710

Re: A second referendum - or a general election?

Here is the Guardian stirring up Labour again. https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/dec/22/corbyn-faces-furious-backlash-over-backing-brexit Jeremy Corbyn is facing a storm of criticism from Labour activists and MPs after suggesting he would press ahead with Brexit if the party won a snap gener...
by chaggle
Sun Dec 23, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: A second referendum - or a general election?
Replies: 89
Views: 6710

Re: A second referendum - or a general election?

...so I wonder why The Guardian spun it like that then.
by chaggle
Sat Dec 22, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: A second referendum - or a general election?
Replies: 89
Views: 6710

Re: A second referendum - or a general election?

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/dec/21/jeremy-corbyn-labour-policy-leaving-eu Jeremy Corbyn has defiantly restated Labour’s policy of leading Britain out of the European Union with a refashioned Brexit deal, shrugging off intense pressure from Labour MPs and activists for the party to thr...
by chaggle
Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Stupid ******
Replies: 4
Views: 346

Re: Stupid ******

Also - what a complete waste of valuable time they spent banging on about it - you would have thought they would have more important priorities right now. A national embarrassment.
by chaggle
Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Stupid ******
Replies: 4
Views: 346

Stupid ******

What did Corbyn say? I lip read a lot as I have difficulty hearing conversation in noisy environments. I can't decide - I can see both 'people' and 'woman'. Many skilled lip-readers are saying he said woman but one I've listened to definitely detected the plosive of the 'P' in people. I wonder how m...
by chaggle
Wed Dec 19, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 697
Views: 81312

Re: Brexit consequences

Very generous - no-one can complain about that.
by chaggle
Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: A second referendum - or a general election?
Replies: 89
Views: 6710

Re: A second referendum - or a general election?

Good rant but I don't know the same kind of remainers as you. Some remainers I know are against 2 ref either as they see it as 'unethical' or 'unconstitutional' or 'undemocratic' none of which is right but basically they think that we should abide by the result, or they see 2 ref as more problematic...
by chaggle
Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 697
Views: 81312

Re: Brexit consequences

This is a long read but well worth it.

Sir Ivan Rogers addresses University of Liverpool’s Heseltine Institute for Public Policy, Practice and Place.

https://news.liverpool.ac.uk/2018/12/13 ... on-brexit/
by chaggle
Sat Dec 15, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: A second referendum - or a general election?
Replies: 89
Views: 6710

Re: A second referendum - or a general election?

OK - but that's not an error from her point of view then - although it might be what we want.

Allowing the bill to be defeated would have led to Nodexit or Ref 2 - neither of which she wants.