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Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Yesterday, 11:59 AM
Replies: 470
Views: 40,576
Posted By Nessie
The Met has had inadequate management, who could...

The Met has had inadequate management, who could not cope with the juggernaut that it is, to stop the corruption and misconduct that was in particular highlighted by Sarah Everard's murder.

The...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Yesterday, 06:49 AM
Replies: 470
Views: 40,576
Posted By Nessie
The Met Police are put into special measures ...

The Met Police are put into special measures

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/jun/28/met-police-placed-special-measures-series-scandals

"The decision was taken by Her Majesty’s...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 28th June 2022, 09:01 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 934
Posted By Nessie
The 1998 Act allows for the death penalty and had...

The 1998 Act allows for the death penalty and had other exemptions to the right to life:

https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1998/42/schedule/1

"Right to life

1Everyone’s right to life...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 28th June 2022, 08:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 430
Posted By Nessie
It will be interesting to hear from Rolfe, as she...

It will be interesting to hear from Rolfe, as she has had a bit of a falling out with the SNP leadership under Sturgeon.

I worry independence will come down to personality as much as policy....
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 28th June 2022, 08:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 430
Posted By Nessie
I genuinely think that the SNP are hoping BJ...

I genuinely think that the SNP are hoping BJ stays PM for another 18 months as people get even more sick of him and his version of Etonian Conservatism, with many Scots wanting out of future...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 28th June 2022, 08:17 AM
Replies: 2,309
Views: 64,349
Posted By Nessie
I don't get protests. If you want something to...

I don't get protests. If you want something to change, give an MP some money.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 28th June 2022, 08:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 430
Posted By Nessie
There will also be a fight over whether there...

There will also be a fight over whether there should be a three way voting option, with yes, no and devo max, as in more powers move north.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 28th June 2022, 06:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 430
Posted By Nessie
Scottish Independence referendum 2023

So, a month shy of 9 years after the last Scottish Independence referendum, we are to get another one on the 19th October 2023.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-61954331
...
Forum: USA Politics 26th June 2022, 01:17 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 5,703
Posted By Nessie
Republican politician thanks Trump for; "On...

Republican politician thanks Trump for;

"On behalf of all the MAGA patriots in America, I want to thank you for the historic victory for WHITE LIFE life in the Supreme Court"
...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 25th June 2022, 07:05 AM
Replies: 395
Views: 7,387
Posted By Nessie
I have been on twitter for 5 years and I have...

I have been on twitter for 5 years and I have never seen such a unified reaction, as the present reaction to what is going on in the USA. A common claim is now abortion is all but outlawed in many...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 25th June 2022, 01:32 AM
Replies: 2,309
Views: 64,349
Posted By Nessie
Braverman calls the Labour LibDem electoral pact...

Braverman calls the Labour LibDem electoral pact dishonest and worrying;

https://mobile.twitter.com/Haggis_UK/status/1540334029257465856

Will she now condemn David Cameron for his worrying...
Forum: USA Politics 25th June 2022, 01:02 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 2,581
Posted By Nessie
There never will be a ban on guns in the USA. It...

There never will be a ban on guns in the USA. It is also impossible for any meaningful gun controls to try to reduce the instances of mass shootings.
Forum: USA Politics 24th June 2022, 10:27 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 2,581
Posted By Nessie
So, the laws in America have made aborting kids...

So, the laws in America have made aborting kids far harder, but shooting them easier.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 6th June 2022, 11:58 AM
Replies: 1,298
Views: 40,016
Posted By Nessie
Nadine Dorries, UK Government minister, makes the...

Nadine Dorries, UK Government minister, makes the surprise announcement that the UK is at war with Ukraine;
...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 6th June 2022, 07:16 AM
Replies: 2,309
Views: 64,349
Posted By Nessie
BJ being booed going to a restaurant; ...

BJ being booed going to a restaurant;

https://metro.co.uk/2022/06/05/boris-johnson-booed-at-trendy-london-restaurant-where-his-son-works-16771771/
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 6th June 2022, 07:11 AM
Replies: 470
Views: 40,576
Posted By Nessie
The video shows a black male with a screwdriver....

The video shows a black male with a screwdriver. A black police officer repeatedly tasers him, but the male keeps on getting back up. A white police officer, holding cuffs in one hand, kicks the...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 4th June 2022, 08:05 AM
Replies: 941
Views: 182,789
Posted By Nessie
Holocaust denial is in itself anti-Semitic, as it...

Holocaust denial is in itself anti-Semitic, as it appeals to the tropes of manipulative, all powerful Jews, who will act together, especially when there is an opportunity to make money.

The sheer...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 4th June 2022, 07:54 AM
Replies: 1,929
Views: 32,522
Posted By Nessie
That is such a sad and horrible event. It raises...

That is such a sad and horrible event. It raises the question, how many people have been killed with their own gun vs how many people have successfully defended their lives with their own gun?
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 1st June 2022, 08:25 AM
Replies: 1,929
Views: 32,522
Posted By Nessie
Get school shooters to join the police.

Get school shooters to join the police.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 29th May 2022, 02:53 AM
Replies: 1,929
Views: 32,522
Posted By Nessie
Which suggests Americans shoot each other because...

Which suggests Americans shoot each other because of easy access to guns, and take those guns away, they would just use something else to kill each other. That would reduce the murder rate, since...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 29th May 2022, 02:32 AM
Replies: 1,929
Views: 32,522
Posted By Nessie
Which proves my point about normalisation. ...

Which proves my point about normalisation.

I have Northern Irish relatives who lived through the Troubles. They normalised it. It is amazing what people will get used to.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 29th May 2022, 02:08 AM
Replies: 2,309
Views: 64,349
Posted By Nessie
I am sure the roads are getting quieter and...

I am sure the roads are getting quieter and people are driving slower.

There may be an advantage to more expensive fuel, fewer unnecessary journeys, more use of public transport, more cycling and...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 28th May 2022, 10:31 AM
Replies: 1,929
Views: 32,522
Posted By Nessie
There is a lot of heartbreak and sorrow over the...

There is a lot of heartbreak and sorrow over the mass shootings. But what about all the other ones? Wikipedia list 22 so far this year;
...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 28th May 2022, 10:22 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 2,826
Posted By Nessie
Ted Cruz said that the causes of mass shootings...

Ted Cruz said that the causes of mass shootings are absent fathers, declining church attendance, social media bullying, and violent video games.

So, ban men from being absent fathers, make...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 28th May 2022, 09:04 AM
Replies: 1,929
Views: 32,522
Posted By Nessie
Interesting thread on twitter about the active...

Interesting thread on twitter about the active school shooter training the Uvalde cops had, which made it clear they, even as an individual, were expected to engage a shooter;
...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 28th May 2022, 09:02 AM
Replies: 1,929
Views: 32,522
Posted By Nessie
Thanks (and to others who answered). Next...

Thanks (and to others who answered).

Next question (based on my police training) was that when seeking cover, we need to be behind something that bullets cannot penetrate. The firearms that the...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 28th May 2022, 07:47 AM
Replies: 1,929
Views: 32,522
Posted By Nessie
Where were the 19 cops? I thought they were...

Where were the 19 cops? I thought they were outside the building, but were they inside, with the shooter and children inside a classroom?
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 27th May 2022, 11:49 AM
Replies: 1,929
Views: 32,522
Posted By Nessie
So the local police has a SWAT, but for their...

So the local police has a SWAT, but for their safety, they waited for the Border SWAT?!
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 27th May 2022, 11:42 AM
Replies: 1,929
Views: 32,522
Posted By Nessie
So the local police did have an action plan for a...

So the local police did have an action plan for a school shooting?
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 27th May 2022, 11:41 AM
Replies: 1,929
Views: 32,522
Posted By Nessie
Being a cop does not mean risking your life. ...

Being a cop does not mean risking your life.

https://www.nytimes.com/2005/06/28/politics/justices-rule-police-do-not-have-a-constitutional-duty-to-protect.html

"Justices Rule Police Do Not...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 27th May 2022, 11:40 AM
Replies: 1,929
Views: 32,522
Posted By Nessie
It does not look like the local police had any...

It does not look like the local police had any sort of action plan for a school shooting, which is surprising, since there are so many. An action plan and drills would mean the police would know what...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 27th May 2022, 11:22 AM
Replies: 1,929
Views: 32,522
Posted By Nessie
They love the idea of the good guy with the gun,...

They love the idea of the good guy with the gun, and then they see what really happens, is that the good guy does not want to die.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 27th May 2022, 11:20 AM
Replies: 1,929
Views: 32,522
Posted By Nessie
It got worse after Columbine, worse after Sandy...

It got worse after Columbine, worse after Sandy Hook and there is zero indication this will change anything.

I used to argue for better gun control and pointed out what works. But after seeing...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 27th May 2022, 09:50 AM
Replies: 1,929
Views: 32,522
Posted By Nessie
Columbine in 1999 resulted in lots of promises to...

Columbine in 1999 resulted in lots of promises to act.

Sandy Hook in 2012 resulted in lots of promises to act.

They were also both followed by increases in gun sales, the mobilisation of the...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 27th May 2022, 09:39 AM
Replies: 1,929
Views: 32,522
Posted By Nessie
I am being realistic. You are like the one legged...

I am being realistic. You are like the one legged man who insists he can grow a new leg.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 27th May 2022, 09:38 AM
Replies: 1,929
Views: 32,522
Posted By Nessie
You can only have effective laws when a majority...

You can only have effective laws when a majority agree and cooperate and those who object are not powerful enough to stop those laws.

Hell will freeze before all the US states agree to unify...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 27th May 2022, 09:33 AM
Replies: 1,929
Views: 32,522
Posted By Nessie
I think any attempt is a waste of time, doomed to...

I think any attempt is a waste of time, doomed to fail.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 27th May 2022, 09:19 AM
Replies: 1,929
Views: 32,522
Posted By Nessie
The only way to truly regulate guns, is to...

The only way to truly regulate guns, is to control who has the guns and to do that, you need to know about every gun. Every gun in the UK is logged under a licence, its make, type and serial number....
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 27th May 2022, 09:10 AM
Replies: 1,929
Views: 32,522
Posted By Nessie
You will be like Canute trying to hold back the...

You will be like Canute trying to hold back the tide. So many people will not comply and there will be so many legal challenges to any legislation, that it is pretty much pointless.



Unless...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 27th May 2022, 08:16 AM
Replies: 1,929
Views: 32,522
Posted By Nessie
Good luck getting criminal gangs, white...

Good luck getting criminal gangs, white supremacists, prepers & those who think it is none of your God-damn business to honestly declare all gun sales and transfers.



Only if gun makers and...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 27th May 2022, 07:49 AM
Replies: 1,929
Views: 32,522
Posted By Nessie
Good luck in getting all Americans to honestly...

Good luck in getting all Americans to honestly declare exactly what firearms they possess.

How do you plan to get criminal gangs to declare their weapons? Or, white supremacists holed up in some...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 27th May 2022, 04:40 AM
Replies: 1,929
Views: 32,522
Posted By Nessie
A reporter on UK Sky News has claimed that whilst...

A reporter on UK Sky News has claimed that whilst some cops were not doing anything, others were breaking windows and getting people out.

Tactically, that would make sense, some cops man the...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 27th May 2022, 04:35 AM
Replies: 2,309
Views: 64,349
Posted By Nessie
The Met wheeled out Stephen House to try to avoid...

The Met wheeled out Stephen House to try to avoid a judicial review, as he explained the reasoning behind the decisions, such as the cop who attended the alarm and found drinkers.

BJ has largely...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 27th May 2022, 03:46 AM
Replies: 2,309
Views: 64,349
Posted By Nessie
I agree, they turned a blind eye to partying in...

I agree, they turned a blind eye to partying in No 10, because it was the norm, so it was harder to tell when they were working or partying or even a bit of both.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 27th May 2022, 03:31 AM
Replies: 1,929
Views: 32,522
Posted By Nessie
No, it is still a hostage situation. The...

No, it is still a hostage situation. The important part being the incident is static and confined to one place, allowing it to be secured as a locus. If the shooter moves, they can be shot.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 27th May 2022, 03:29 AM
Replies: 1,929
Views: 32,522
Posted By Nessie
Which are enforced on the unarmed police at the...

Which are enforced on the unarmed police at the time, it is not the tactic that should be used.

It is worth noting that shootings have been ended by unarmed citizens in the USA;

"A Study of...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 27th May 2022, 03:23 AM
Replies: 1,929
Views: 32,522
Posted By Nessie
If someone holes up in a classroom with kids and...

If someone holes up in a classroom with kids and holds them hostage, it is a hostage situation. If someone roams around the building shooting, it is an active shooter situation. In a moment, that...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 27th May 2022, 03:21 AM
Replies: 2,309
Views: 64,349
Posted By Nessie
The problem is, that amount of drinking at work...

The problem is, that amount of drinking at work was normal at no 10. BJ has been PM since July 2019, so his style was set prior to the pandemic and it is likely from then on, there was far more...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 27th May 2022, 02:43 AM
Replies: 2,309
Views: 64,349
Posted By Nessie
If someone had set off an alarm at the...

If someone had set off an alarm at the constituency office where Starmer was having a beer with work colleagues & the police attended, would that not look like what the police found inside No 10?
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 27th May 2022, 02:13 AM
Replies: 1,929
Views: 32,522
Posted By Nessie
The tactics I was taught, as an unarmed UK...

The tactics I was taught, as an unarmed UK response cop, were to establish where the armed person was and then set up a cordon so that people could be kept away from the shooter.

I also worked as...
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