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Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts Yesterday, 03:19 PM
Replies: 958
Views: 171,392
Posted By KDLarsen
I've picked up Vincent Bugliosi's Reclaiming...

I've picked up Vincent Bugliosi's Reclaiming History as an audiobook for my walks, and I'm once again reminded of just how many people witnessed Lee Harvey Oswald before, during, and after the...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 02:22 AM
Replies: 2,196
Views: 61,695
Posted By KDLarsen
The usual gaslighting. Tactical voting is a...

The usual gaslighting. Tactical voting is a feature, not a bug, in a FPTP voting system with multiple candidates, and the tories themselves have benefited from it in the past.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 24th June 2022, 01:08 AM
Replies: 3,130
Views: 214,656
Posted By KDLarsen
Quite. I can't be bothered to go looking up if...

Quite. I can't be bothered to go looking up if he's had a military career, but his most recent stunt, refusing to show his entry pass at the Houses of Parliament and claiming some 'ancient right of...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 23rd June 2022, 02:20 AM
Replies: 2,196
Views: 61,695
Posted By KDLarsen
I guess it speaks volumes, that on the day of two...

I guess it speaks volumes, that on the day of two by-elections, the outcome of which are seen as offering a hint of the future of his premiership, Boris Johnson has decided to fly to Rwanda :rolleyes:
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 21st June 2022, 02:38 AM
Replies: 2,196
Views: 61,695
Posted By KDLarsen
The tories are basically gaslighting the country...

The tories are basically gaslighting the country over the RMT strike. Shapps spent most of yesterday either noting the pay of train drivers (who aren't in RMT and aren't striking) or noting how the...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 17th June 2022, 11:27 PM
Replies: 2,196
Views: 61,695
Posted By KDLarsen
Sound like Priti Patel is gearing up for a...

Sound like Priti Patel is gearing up for a withdrawal from the ECHR, attacking the decision to grant an injuction against the rendition of asylum seekers to Rwanda as being 'politically motivated' in...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 14th June 2022, 11:28 AM
Replies: 2,196
Views: 61,695
Posted By KDLarsen
Not sure if it should go here or in the Brexit...

Not sure if it should go here or in the Brexit thread*, but now that the ECHR has stopped at least one asylum seeker being placed on the flight to Rwanda, and with the possibility that the rest may...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 2nd June 2022, 06:09 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,281
Posted By KDLarsen
That's a minimum though, he's also expressed...

That's a minimum though, he's also expressed admiration for China's 996 system (9 AM to 9 PM, 6 days per week) and a wish that American workers would adopt it.
Forum: USA Politics 2nd June 2022, 05:54 AM
Replies: 3,406
Views: 268,799
Posted By KDLarsen
To the surprise of noone, it would appear Taylor...

To the surprise of noone, it would appear Taylor Greene is also a Trudeau birther. Only the best people, I suppose... :rolleyes:
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 2nd June 2022, 05:02 AM
Replies: 935
Views: 182,043
Posted By KDLarsen
It aired on the telly over here a few weeks ago,...

It aired on the telly over here a few weeks ago, and I agree with your sentiment.

There were a few things I thought were a bit overdramatized for effect, and try as he might, Timothy Spall just...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 30th May 2022, 02:12 AM
Replies: 2,196
Views: 61,695
Posted By KDLarsen
The whole "No Crown on pint glasses" is one of...

The whole "No Crown on pint glasses" is one of the more bonkers Euromyths, akin to the whole "No blue passports"-fiasco, in that anyone who did even an ounce of research would realise that it was...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 26th May 2022, 02:48 PM
Replies: 371
Views: 47,017
Posted By KDLarsen
He has nearly 400 posts already? Presumably one...

He has nearly 400 posts already? Presumably one of the mods found his old account and had them merged :confused:
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 26th May 2022, 02:44 PM
Replies: 2,196
Views: 61,695
Posted By KDLarsen
It's that magic money tree they were banging on...

It's that magic money tree they were banging on about in 2010.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 25th May 2022, 05:09 AM
Replies: 2,196
Views: 61,695
Posted By KDLarsen
The Speaker is, once again, being utterly...

The Speaker is, once again, being utterly useless, allowing Johnson to refer to Keir Starmer as 'Beer Korma'.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 25th May 2022, 04:16 AM
Replies: 2,196
Views: 61,695
Posted By KDLarsen
So, uh, message from one SPAD to another on the...

So, uh, message from one SPAD to another on the Garden party that kicked off the whole thing.


And it appears the flat party at No. 10 was never investigated at all.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 25th May 2022, 02:30 AM
Replies: 2,196
Views: 61,695
Posted By KDLarsen
At the time, no way. When Partygate first...

At the time, no way.

When Partygate first broke, there was legitimate anger, but as time has dragged on, the Tory party spin machine has been able to muddy the waters so much, I think we're much...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 24th May 2022, 12:53 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,491
Posted By KDLarsen
He's basically followed his old buddy Lee Atwater...

He's basically followed his old buddy Lee Atwater into the religious scam.
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 24th May 2022, 12:51 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,491
Posted By KDLarsen
Presumably his association with Nixon is why they...

Presumably his association with Nixon is why they love him and his dirty tricks. They believe the Democrats to be evil bastards who will do anything to win, so they love it when one of their own hits...
Forum: USA Politics 22nd May 2022, 07:07 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,050
Posted By KDLarsen
Of course, one would be damn challenged to...

Of course, one would be damn challenged to explain his actions, where he deliberately chose not to shoot a white person and even apologised to him for nearly shooting him, without having to invoke...
Forum: USA Politics 20th May 2022, 02:39 PM
Replies: 1,346
Views: 71,502
Posted By KDLarsen
On further research, I may have to retract the...

On further research, I may have to retract the bit about John Cowan being a Qanon supporter, though he was definantly a die hard trumper, repeating his nativist talking points.

The election in...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 20th May 2022, 08:20 AM
Replies: 2,196
Views: 61,695
Posted By KDLarsen
When common sense is overruled by political...

When common sense is overruled by political dogma:

Push for civil servants to return to office backfires as DfE runs out of desks...
Forum: USA Politics 20th May 2022, 06:34 AM
Replies: 3,406
Views: 268,799
Posted By KDLarsen
I'd imagine there's a fair few free-market...

I'd imagine there's a fair few free-market libertarians who saw nothing nothing wrong in hiking the price of drugs, thinking the owner and manufacutrer of a product has every right to name the price...
Forum: USA Politics 20th May 2022, 02:18 AM
Replies: 1,346
Views: 71,502
Posted By KDLarsen
I'm forever reminded that Taylor-Greene's...

I'm forever reminded that Taylor-Greene's opponent in her primary (which, given that her district is one of the least competitive in the country, is the de facto winner of the seat) was both a...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 15th May 2022, 10:30 AM
Replies: 2,196
Views: 61,695
Posted By KDLarsen
To the surprise of absolutely nobody, the tory MP...

To the surprise of absolutely nobody, the tory MP who sent a letter to the Durham constabulary, claiming to have new evidence on beergate, may have left out a few details.


The Guardian: Labour...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 13th May 2022, 04:44 AM
Replies: 3,608
Views: 124,192
Posted By KDLarsen
An article from early on in the war pointed out,...

An article from early on in the war pointed out, that a lot of those doing the fighting - and the dying - were often from from destitute Russian far eastern regions, where even the meager military...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 13th May 2022, 03:20 AM
Replies: 2,196
Views: 61,695
Posted By KDLarsen
Mogg has been a bit of a crusade to get civil...

Mogg has been a bit of a crusade to get civil servants back into the offices, so I wouldn't be surprised if he starts using this as a veiled threat. Get back into the office or get the sack.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 12th May 2022, 04:55 AM
Replies: 2,196
Views: 61,695
Posted By KDLarsen
The Met had already announched they wouldn't...

The Met had already announched they wouldn't announce any new fines during the purdah period, as they didn't want to be seen as influencing the coming local elections.

Which, as was pointed out,...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 10th May 2022, 12:38 AM
Replies: 3,130
Views: 214,656
Posted By KDLarsen
Now that the DUP has lost the election and opted...

Now that the DUP has lost the election and opted for the dignified response of taking their ball and going home, Liz Truss appears ready to reward them for doing so:

The Guardian: Liz Truss...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 10th May 2022, 12:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 934
Posted By KDLarsen
Most of it can be explained by that bugbear of...

Most of it can be explained by that bugbear of modern society: Social media.


The Guardian: Ferdinand Marcos Jr triumphs in Philippines presidential election...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 8th May 2022, 01:51 AM
Replies: 2,196
Views: 61,695
Posted By KDLarsen
On the subject of Hartlepool, it's worth noting...

On the subject of Hartlepool, it's worth noting that the council has wavered between Labour control and No overall control before, even during the heyday of Blair and New Labour.

And in 2021,...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 6th May 2022, 09:57 AM
Replies: 572
Views: 10,676
Posted By KDLarsen
Presumably such a discussion would be fitting in...

Presumably such a discussion would be fitting in an advanced biology class, possibly even at college level.

What the Texas GOP wants to do, is to make "cdesign proponentsism" a viable,...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 6th May 2022, 04:32 AM
Replies: 572
Views: 10,676
Posted By KDLarsen
Let's not pretend that the GQP talking about...

Let's not pretend that the GQP talking about challenging contemporary scientific theories is anything other than a blatant attempt to shoehorn in 'Teach the controversy'.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 6th May 2022, 03:16 AM
Replies: 2,196
Views: 61,695
Posted By KDLarsen
In fairness to the Greens, they became joint...

In fairness to the Greens, they became joint largest party with Labour in the city council last year, and had expected to at least have some impact on the mayor's cabinet. When he instead chose to...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 1st May 2022, 08:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,332
Posted By KDLarsen
A different way of looking at it of course, would...

A different way of looking at it of course, would be to look at the number of seats their party have in the French parliament, especially after the elections this summer.

Le Pen may have receved...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 30th April 2022, 06:38 AM
Replies: 2,196
Views: 61,695
Posted By KDLarsen
In the case of Hancock, he's evidently reached...

In the case of Hancock, he's evidently reached the conclusion that the only way to get back into cabinet, is by grovelling hard, to the point that it resembles something Neil Parish might accidently...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 22nd April 2022, 01:46 PM
Replies: 2,196
Views: 61,695
Posted By KDLarsen
As pointed out on the Grauniad live politics...

As pointed out on the Grauniad live politics blog, it's not as if the Met are naming names, they're simply stating that they have issued FPN's to persons.

And as was also pointed out, by...
Forum: Trials and Errors 15th April 2022, 11:01 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,440
Posted By KDLarsen
It is. The New Yorker has a write-up on the Reid...

It is. The New Yorker has a write-up on the Reid technique as well as the Parker case that spawned it.

The New Yorker: The Interview - Do police interrogation techniques produce false confessions...
Forum: Trials and Errors 15th April 2022, 09:00 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,440
Posted By KDLarsen
Even more bizarre given that the interrogation...

Even more bizarre given that the interrogation that lead to its fame, resulted in a false confession :confused:

Then again, there seems to be a reluctance to drop methods and techniques that...
Forum: USA Politics 15th April 2022, 01:52 AM
Replies: 386
Views: 22,312
Posted By KDLarsen
And the Liberty City Seven...

And the Liberty City Seven (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberty_City_Seven). Summed up at a press conference with then AG Alberto Gonzales and then Deputy Director of the FBI John S. Pistol:

...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 14th April 2022, 11:41 PM
Replies: 2,196
Views: 61,695
Posted By KDLarsen
Sadly, they aren't the only country. The Danish...

Sadly, they aren't the only country. The Danish government has also been exploring it, though it's been somewhat on the backburner for the past few years due to, well, everything...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 10th April 2022, 07:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 925
Posted By KDLarsen
It's worth noting, that in this particular case,...

It's worth noting, that in this particular case, the system - such that it is - appears to have worked.

Khan's party tried to duck out of a no confidence motion he would have lost, the Supreme...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 8th April 2022, 12:18 PM
Replies: 2,196
Views: 61,695
Posted By KDLarsen
Nope, she's paid the 30,000 required for non-dom...

Nope, she's paid the 30,000 required for non-dom status.

Apparently she's had some previous dividends "taxed" in Mauritius (where income from dividends aren't taxed).

What annoys me about this...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 5th April 2022, 08:46 PM
Replies: 2,196
Views: 61,695
Posted By KDLarsen
Impeccable timing, announcing it as...

Impeccable timing, announcing it as future-proofing and forward-looking, on the same day an/the official F1 NFT game shuts down...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 2nd April 2022, 10:20 AM
Replies: 538
Views: 25,825
Posted By KDLarsen
Or they'll simply move on to the next wonder-drug...

Or they'll simply move on to the next wonder-drug du jour. After all, you don't see them hawking hydroxochloroquine much, since it went out of fashion.
Forum: Trials and Errors 1st April 2022, 01:49 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,627
Posted By KDLarsen
I'd imagine she's also acutely aware that,...

I'd imagine she's also acutely aware that, outside Thomas blatently admitting that his wife had told him that she had texted and called Meadows, and that was the reason why he dissented in the case,...
Forum: USA Politics 25th March 2022, 07:00 AM
Replies: 1,346
Views: 71,502
Posted By KDLarsen
Forget a counter-suit, him suing them opens the...

Forget a counter-suit, him suing them opens the door for a deposition of the plaintiff :D
Forum: USA Politics 25th March 2022, 06:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 557
Posted By KDLarsen
*shrug* The sanctions had been in place for years...

*shrug* The sanctions had been in place for years before she was made Sec of State and there was little to no political will for removing them.

At least she had the decency to renounce her remarks.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 22nd March 2022, 04:02 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,531
Posted By KDLarsen
It's worth noting that the particular aircraft...

It's worth noting that the particular aircraft was carrying a special livery, although the tail mostly remained in the standard colours.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 22nd March 2022, 03:50 AM
Replies: 2,196
Views: 61,695
Posted By KDLarsen
Then him and the entire governing party literally...

Then him and the entire governing party literally abstained from voting in a bill that would prevent this from happening.[/QUOTE]
That bit of Shapps quote is (unsurprisingly) a lie. Number 10...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 13th March 2022, 12:33 PM
Replies: 573
Views: 27,701
Posted By KDLarsen
All I know is, if I was certain that the world...

All I know is, if I was certain that the world was going to end in 9 days - or would come very near it - I probably wouldn't be spending my time online, trying to convince a bunch of skeptic...
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