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Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 29th January 2021, 01:33 AM
Replies: 3,422
Views: 133,872
Posted By Tolls
A good rule of thumb I find is if someone claims...

A good rule of thumb I find is if someone claims Magna Carta gives them the right to do something then they don't have a clue what they're talking about.

I don't think any of any of them is still...
Forum: USA Politics 28th January 2021, 04:27 AM
Replies: 3,576
Views: 241,323
Posted By Tolls
But that's not the fault of the system. That's...

But that's not the fault of the system.
That's the fault, ultimately, of the people who keep voting for him.
If they stopped then he wouldn't be where he is.

Secret voting would not help at all....
Forum: USA Politics 28th January 2021, 03:55 AM
Replies: 3,579
Views: 224,001
Posted By Tolls
I'd like to see his workings on that number.

I'd like to see his workings on that number.
Forum: USA Politics 28th January 2021, 01:52 AM
Replies: 3,576
Views: 241,323
Posted By Tolls
There's a difference. The people we elect to...

There's a difference.
The people we elect to represent us must be seen to actually represent us, and that involves their votes being on the record.

I know we like to think "they" will vote the...
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 27th January 2021, 06:16 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 12,837
Posted By Tolls
I wasn't sure if he got the first one to actually...

I wasn't sure if he got the first one to actually roll off a production line. Indeed, I don't know if one ever actually did.
:)
Forum: USA Politics 27th January 2021, 06:11 AM
Replies: 3,579
Views: 224,001
Posted By Tolls
Uh, no. What I took was "explaining to those...

Uh, no.
What I took was "explaining to those (increasingly during the past year) who don't use cash".

I will say, don't know the current situation in the US, but here in the UK cash is being used...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 26th January 2021, 03:45 AM
Replies: 3,422
Views: 133,872
Posted By Tolls
Even then, though, that has much the same effect...

Even then, though, that has much the same effect at 12 or 6 week cycles.
You only gain 3 weeks or so.
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 26th January 2021, 03:29 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 12,837
Posted By Tolls
None of them ever even got their much promised VW...

None of them ever even got their much promised VW Beetle...well, apart from (I think) Hitler.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 26th January 2021, 03:20 AM
Replies: 3,510
Views: 167,779
Posted By Tolls
Ah, well. I'm sure some will, but I would hope...

Ah, well.
I'm sure some will, but I would hope this stab of reality might wake some people up to what crashing out would mean.

I know, I know...I'm just an optimist!
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 26th January 2021, 03:17 AM
Replies: 3,422
Views: 133,872
Posted By Tolls
This is what gets me. There's no avoiding the...

This is what gets me.
There's no avoiding the drop in vaccination rate, you can only postpone it.
They have essentially postponed the inevitable drop in rate by 6 weeks.

At 24 weeks the same...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 26th January 2021, 02:32 AM
Replies: 3,849
Views: 267,891
Posted By Tolls
Or you could have simply written down what the...

Or you could have simply written down what the argument was.
That way we don't have to faff with headphones.

Of course, writing it down tends to highlight the nonsense so I can see why you...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 26th January 2021, 02:29 AM
Replies: 3,510
Views: 167,779
Posted By Tolls
They'll try, I'm just not sure how successful...

They'll try, I'm just not sure how successful they'll be.
They've failed, for example, to turn the charges people are seeing on goods coming (eg ebay or amazon) as somehow the EUs fault.

The view...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 26th January 2021, 01:24 AM
Replies: 3,510
Views: 167,779
Posted By Tolls
I think that was always going to be the case. ...

I think that was always going to be the case.
The other costs are likely to be absorbed and only appear in inflation figures, which are less immediately obvious to most people.

Summer will be...
Forum: USA Politics 26th January 2021, 01:16 AM
Replies: 3,579
Views: 224,001
Posted By Tolls
Why? That read to me like a poke at people who...

Why?
That read to me like a poke at people who don't use cash much anymore, who are more likely to be younger.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 25th January 2021, 08:25 AM
Replies: 3,510
Views: 167,779
Posted By Tolls
Project Fear!!! Oh...hang on...

Project Fear!!!

Oh...hang on...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 25th January 2021, 01:05 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 23,133
Posted By Tolls
Approximately 400...:) 3000?? But I...

Approximately 400...:)



3000??
But I was told Navalny has no actual following in Russia!
Forum: USA Politics 21st January 2021, 08:55 AM
Replies: 3,576
Views: 241,323
Posted By Tolls
I know. You'd think I'd have realised that by...

I know.
You'd think I'd have realised that by now.
:)
Forum: USA Politics 21st January 2021, 03:21 AM
Replies: 3,576
Views: 241,323
Posted By Tolls
"Dude", I write this stuff for a living. One...

"Dude", I write this stuff for a living.

One website is using timezones correctly, and the other is not.
That's why one site was telling me this time yesterday that there was a little under 7...
Forum: USA Politics 21st January 2021, 02:36 AM
Replies: 643
Views: 40,518
Posted By Tolls
From somewhere around the middle: “HOW COULD WE...

From somewhere around the middle:
“HOW COULD WE BELIEVE THIS FOR SO LONG? ARE WE ALL IDIOTS?”

Well...yes. You are.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 21st January 2021, 01:48 AM
Replies: 3,510
Views: 167,779
Posted By Tolls
Depth charges...it's the only answer!

Depth charges...it's the only answer!
Forum: USA Politics 20th January 2021, 06:06 AM
Replies: 3,576
Views: 241,323
Posted By Tolls
I'm GMT. The non-EST one is simply looking at...

I'm GMT.
The non-EST one is simply looking at time between now and noon by the system clock on my PC...which happened 75 minutes ago, so the clock is telling me it's already happened (it's at zero)....
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 20th January 2021, 03:30 AM
Replies: 3,510
Views: 167,779
Posted By Tolls
Yep. "We should be allowed to control who...

Yep.
"We should be allowed to control who catches our fish, so we want to leave the EU!"
"Who do you sell your fish to?"
"The EU!"
"Do you not see an issue with that at all?"
"Project Fear!"
Forum: USA Politics 20th January 2021, 01:43 AM
Replies: 3,576
Views: 241,323
Posted By Tolls
That's because Fast Eddie's is using EST, and the...

That's because Fast Eddie's is using EST, and the other one is using the system clock, so mine reckons it's only 3 hours or so to go (GMT).
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 19th January 2021, 08:18 AM
Replies: 3,510
Views: 167,779
Posted By Tolls
To be fair, it wasn't just him. There were...

To be fair, it wasn't just him.
There were quite a few lying bastards, and useful idiots.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 19th January 2021, 04:15 AM
Replies: 3,422
Views: 133,872
Posted By Tolls
The half dose data is from an error during the...

The half dose data is from an error during the trials, so is not what is being provided as it would need more analysis (eg the age groups of the people who were mistakenly given a half dose)....
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 19th January 2021, 03:56 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,946
Posted By Tolls
Seriously, they're not the same people involved. ...

Seriously, they're not the same people involved.



Yeah, that's straight from the Brexit playbook.
Funnily enough the world has moved on this past half century.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 19th January 2021, 12:18 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,946
Posted By Tolls
So...nothing like 5 eyes then except in the most...

So...nothing like 5 eyes then except in the most superficial way.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 13th January 2021, 01:10 AM
Replies: 3,422
Views: 133,872
Posted By Tolls
Not entirely, as part of the argument is that...

Not entirely, as part of the argument is that these food parcels were supposed to ensure the amount and quality of food supplied as compared to a £30 voucher, which the manipulative bastards in the...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 12th January 2021, 08:01 AM
Replies: 3,397
Views: 239,119
Posted By Tolls
Hitler was 40 years younger than Trump is, and it...

Hitler was 40 years younger than Trump is, and it took him 10 years to nab power.
I doubt there's going to be much similarity beyond the attempt.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 7th January 2021, 01:42 AM
Replies: 3,422
Views: 133,872
Posted By Tolls
Second jabs have already been delayed. They're...

Second jabs have already been delayed. They're supposed to be done after 3-4 weeks. So the 12 weeks you talk of is already a delay.

But yes, I wouldn't be surprised if that gets delayed again.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 7th January 2021, 01:27 AM
Replies: 1,507
Views: 158,635
Posted By Tolls
Is there a sitcom in there somewhere?

Is there a sitcom in there somewhere?
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 5th January 2021, 05:11 AM
Replies: 3,422
Views: 133,872
Posted By Tolls
Indeed, but at least WC didn't try and appease...

Indeed, but at least WC didn't try and appease them.
He got up in the Commons and gave the (by and large) undedited truth of what was to come.

This lot?
Sod all chance of that.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 5th January 2021, 03:06 AM
Replies: 3,422
Views: 133,872
Posted By Tolls
I seem to remember that's exactly how Churchill...

I seem to remember that's exactly how Churchill handled the crisis in 1940.

Who can forget his stirring speech to the Commons in mid-May that year:
"Everything's fine. Nothing to worry about....
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 5th January 2021, 12:46 AM
Replies: 3,489
Views: 233,241
Posted By Tolls
And then, as with last year, they will pretend...

And then, as with last year, they will pretend that the current shower were a different party altogether...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 4th January 2021, 03:14 AM
Replies: 3,510
Views: 167,779
Posted By Tolls
You'll likely get "sovereignty" as the reply, but...

You'll likely get "sovereignty" as the reply, but push a bit and you'll not find exactly what "sovereignty" we have gained.
You might get "we stay out of the European Army" nonsense, without them...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 4th January 2021, 02:02 AM
Replies: 3,489
Views: 233,241
Posted By Tolls
Oh, be assured that more than enough of them will...

Oh, be assured that more than enough of them will forget this whole era quickly enough when we enter the run up to an election and the Tory propaganda machine gets into full swing.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 22nd December 2020, 02:42 AM
Replies: 3,510
Views: 167,779
Posted By Tolls
Or, possibly...just possibly, the whole thing is...

Or, possibly...just possibly, the whole thing is a bloody stupid idea.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 22nd December 2020, 02:33 AM
Replies: 3,422
Views: 133,872
Posted By Tolls
And even if we were to return the the "glory...

And even if we were to return the the "glory days" of British agriculture, eg the 18th/19th century, we don't possess enough useful land to feed a population of 60 million+.

In short, the man is a...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 22nd December 2020, 12:55 AM
Replies: 3,422
Views: 133,872
Posted By Tolls
The Mail is not a Murdoch rag.

The Mail is not a Murdoch rag.
Forum: USA Politics 17th December 2020, 01:57 AM
Replies: 3,347
Views: 272,082
Posted By Tolls
I'm sure they'd love to take that money, but I...

I'm sure they'd love to take that money, but I very much doubt it would make a blind bit of difference to their production rate.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 11th December 2020, 12:43 AM
Replies: 3,510
Views: 167,779
Posted By Tolls
As Darat said, we have left the EU. The...

As Darat said, we have left the EU.
The referendum result has been implemented.
Now can we just get on and not shaft the country even more than we already have?
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 3rd December 2020, 03:12 AM
Replies: 3,510
Views: 167,779
Posted By Tolls
They really are quite delusional. I mean, if it...

They really are quite delusional.
I mean, if it were Mogg saying that then I'd say he was being mendacious, but Fabricant is a moron, so delusional it is for him.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 2nd December 2020, 12:43 AM
Replies: 897
Views: 47,863
Posted By Tolls
Quite. The camp she's in (al-Hawl?) is pretty...

Quite.
The camp she's in (al-Hawl?) is pretty full of nutters.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 1st December 2020, 01:03 AM
Replies: 897
Views: 47,863
Posted By Tolls
And? There are lots of people we can't kick out...

And?
There are lots of people we can't kick out of the country.
Forum: USA Politics 27th November 2020, 02:44 AM
Replies: 294
Views: 19,827
Posted By Tolls
It's a lot of effort for nothing immediately...

It's a lot of effort for nothing immediately tangible for him, so I would be surprised if he went to campaign there on their behalf.

He might go for his own ego massaging rallies, but I wouldn't...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 27th November 2020, 01:29 AM
Replies: 3,489
Views: 233,241
Posted By Tolls
Unless someone gets on at Slough, in which case...

Unless someone gets on at Slough, in which case you all have ot go home again.

I may have made that bit up.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 27th November 2020, 01:26 AM
Replies: 3,510
Views: 167,779
Posted By Tolls
If that's an example of a "thinking Brexiteer"...

If that's an example of a "thinking Brexiteer" then it's no wonder we're in the situation we're in.

Once again, for the umpteenth time, leaving without a deal, on WTO terms, would be a disaster....
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 26th November 2020, 08:12 AM
Replies: 3,510
Views: 167,779
Posted By Tolls
Besides, so what if the EU do mean "submit or...

Besides, so what if the EU do mean "submit or else"?
It's not their fault we are nowhere near as important as some would like to think.

I mean isn't "submit or else" the underlying implication of...
Forum: USA Politics 26th November 2020, 02:10 AM
Replies: 486
Views: 18,203
Posted By Tolls
And even that's two weeks after most sane people...

And even that's two weeks after most sane people would have sung...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 26th November 2020, 01:15 AM
Replies: 3,510
Views: 167,779
Posted By Tolls
I expect so. We only got ours because we only...

I expect so.
We only got ours because we only moved down the road.
Amusingly it's obviously the same list as used by the "come to our talk on how we can help you improve your business" people as...
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