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Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 30th May 2022, 06:52 AM
Replies: 1,202
Views: 37,342
Posted By Ian Osborne
No, but you're happy to throw Ukraine to the dogs.

No, but you're happy to throw Ukraine to the dogs.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 30th May 2022, 06:44 AM
Replies: 1,202
Views: 37,342
Posted By Ian Osborne
http://www.internationalskeptics.com/forums/pictur...

http://www.internationalskeptics.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=885&pictureid=13121
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 30th May 2022, 04:47 AM
Replies: 1,202
Views: 37,342
Posted By Ian Osborne
I wonder what more could the world do to help...

I wonder what more could the world do to help Ukraine? Long-range missiles would be useful. They could be used against installations inside Russia, taking the war to the invader. But what would be...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 4th May 2022, 03:59 PM
Replies: 3,608
Views: 124,260
Posted By Ian Osborne
Or 'The Malayan emergency'.

Or 'The Malayan emergency'.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 4th May 2022, 01:44 AM
Replies: 3,608
Views: 124,260
Posted By Ian Osborne
Rumours are that Putin might not last long. ...

Rumours are that Putin might not last long.

Rumours of a coup in Moscow...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 14th April 2022, 05:30 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 3,116
Posted By Ian Osborne
Do you support the fact that the shopkeeper was...

Do you support the fact that the shopkeeper was armed, Warp?
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 31st March 2022, 07:05 AM
Replies: 3,608
Views: 124,260
Posted By Ian Osborne
According to the news today, Putin's advisers are...

According to the news today, Putin's advisers are apparently too scared to tell him the truth about how badly the war is going, so he's deluded about what's going on. A disastrous war and a dictator...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 18th March 2022, 03:18 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,027
Posted By Ian Osborne
And I hope they continue to make 'alternative...

And I hope they continue to make 'alternative arrangements' going forward. P&O can't be allowed to get away with this.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 13th March 2022, 07:38 AM
Replies: 3,758
Views: 116,396
Posted By Ian Osborne
Any official news whether Putin is indeed...

Any official news whether Putin is indeed terminally ill? I hope the rumours are true, but do we have anything like a reliable confirmation yet?
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 7th February 2022, 03:28 AM
Replies: 3,489
Views: 233,241
Posted By Ian Osborne
Regarding Nadine Dorries, I think the person who...

Regarding Nadine Dorries, I think the person who recently vandalised her Wikipedia page got it right. She's as thick as a Boxing Day turd.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 31st January 2022, 05:37 AM
Replies: 519
Views: 17,022
Posted By Ian Osborne
What about the PMRC in the Eighties? They got the...

What about the PMRC in the Eighties? They got the record companies to put warning stickers on records, then pressured record shops not to carry records with warning stickers, and bullied shopping...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 28th January 2022, 08:02 AM
Replies: 519
Views: 17,022
Posted By Ian Osborne
I just looked her up on YouTube and watched half...

I just looked her up on YouTube and watched half a song. Believe me, it wasn't worth it.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 28th January 2022, 07:59 AM
Replies: 519
Views: 17,022
Posted By Ian Osborne
There was a time when I'd have agreed with this...

There was a time when I'd have agreed with this entirely, but not since Internet 2.0 happened. These days, any fool can talk garbage on Facebook, or think they've researched a subject after watching...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 28th January 2022, 07:45 AM
Replies: 519
Views: 17,022
Posted By Ian Osborne
I'm so gonna regret asking, but who - or what -...

I'm so gonna regret asking, but who - or what - is Doja Cat?
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 28th January 2022, 03:26 AM
Replies: 3,489
Views: 233,241
Posted By Ian Osborne
I wonder what the odds are of the unredacted Sue...

I wonder what the odds are of the unredacted Sue Gray report being leaked? Surely there must be a Clive Ponting in Whitehall somewhere?
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 26th January 2022, 12:56 PM
Replies: 3,489
Views: 233,241
Posted By Ian Osborne
How many lies can that bloke tell before they...

How many lies can that bloke tell before they bury him?
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 19th January 2022, 10:50 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,224
Posted By Ian Osborne
That's very true.

That's very true.
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 19th January 2022, 08:36 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,224
Posted By Ian Osborne
That's OK, those points were worth repeating. :D ...

That's OK, those points were worth repeating. :D

I didn't believe it was spirits myself, but it struck me as odd that she seems to be avoiding the spot where our previous cat died less than two...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 19th January 2022, 03:12 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,224
Posted By Ian Osborne
Thanks for all your thoughts, folks. I think the...

Thanks for all your thoughts, folks. I think the reason she won't explore the front bed is simply that cats are cats, and they all have their little quirks.
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 13th January 2022, 03:46 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,224
Posted By Ian Osborne
Can cats sense spirits?

I've never believed in ghosts, spirits of the dead or other such things-that-go-bump-in-the-night woo, but our new cat has given me cause to wonder. In April of last year, we adopted an 18-year-old...
Forum: Trials and Errors 11th January 2022, 08:55 AM
Replies: 1,804
Views: 111,817
Posted By Ian Osborne
What does "ingrown virgin" even mean? I have no...

What does "ingrown virgin" even mean? I have no clue here.
Forum: Trials and Errors 4th January 2022, 02:35 AM
Replies: 1,804
Views: 111,817
Posted By Ian Osborne
Are you sure about that? IIRC, the settlement was...

Are you sure about that? IIRC, the settlement was made without admitting liability. Surely this cannot be used to establish guilt?
Forum: Trials and Errors 1st January 2022, 02:51 PM
Replies: 1,804
Views: 111,817
Posted By Ian Osborne
Do share.

Do share.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 21st December 2021, 04:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,761
Posted By Ian Osborne
Yeah, it's definitely out of line whatever age...

Yeah, it's definitely out of line whatever age the kids, but the younger they are, the more despicable it becomes. That clown should never be allowed near a school again.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 21st December 2021, 04:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,761
Posted By Ian Osborne
How old are eighth graders?

How old are eighth graders?
Forum: Trials and Errors 9th December 2021, 11:47 AM
Replies: 1,804
Views: 111,817
Posted By Ian Osborne
The law’s catching up on that one, but I suspect...

The law’s catching up on that one, but I suspect a popular blogger’s FB or Twitter feed might be prosecuted for commenting on a current trial, but I’m not aware of an individual getting busted for a...
Forum: Trials and Errors 9th December 2021, 10:21 AM
Replies: 1,804
Views: 111,817
Posted By Ian Osborne
Her experiences would be relevant to the trial....

Her experiences would be relevant to the trial. She's claiming to have been abused by someone who's on trial for very similar abuse. Even if she's not directly connected to the trial, she's in a...
Forum: Trials and Errors 9th December 2021, 08:52 AM
Replies: 1,804
Views: 111,817
Posted By Ian Osborne
It's not a 'media blackout', it's a limit on what...

It's not a 'media blackout', it's a limit on what the media can say *during* the trial. The court proceedings can still be reported on, but not commented on. An interview with someone who claims to...
Forum: Trials and Errors 8th December 2021, 02:36 AM
Replies: 1,804
Views: 111,817
Posted By Ian Osborne
I find it shocking the way US media can allow...

I find it shocking the way US media can allow comment on trials that are currently ongoing. In the UK, they'd be up before the beak themselves for contempt of court for doing so. It's time America...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 7th December 2021, 04:40 AM
Replies: 698
Views: 33,808
Posted By Ian Osborne
Is it a house? It looks more like a photo studio...

Is it a house? It looks more like a photo studio backdrop to me.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 6th December 2021, 03:38 AM
Replies: 698
Views: 33,808
Posted By Ian Osborne
This, completely. It wasn't an act of terrorism...

This, completely. It wasn't an act of terrorism in any meaningful sense, and it was so serious in itself making up superfluous charges seems redundant.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 3rd December 2021, 05:30 AM
Replies: 698
Views: 33,808
Posted By Ian Osborne
I know I'm preaching to the choir here, but GTA...

I know I'm preaching to the choir here, but GTA IV has sold 145 million units worldwide, and when you factor in second-hand sales and so on, the total number of people who played it must be over...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 2nd December 2021, 04:19 AM
Replies: 698
Views: 33,808
Posted By Ian Osborne
And that's why every year, more children will die.

And that's why every year, more children will die.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 1st December 2021, 05:26 PM
Replies: 698
Views: 33,808
Posted By Ian Osborne
I wonder how long it will be before someone over...

I wonder how long it will be before someone over there blames computer games?
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 18th October 2021, 07:24 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,784
Posted By Ian Osborne
I presume Labour and the Lib-Dems won't put up...

I presume Labour and the Lib-Dems won't put up candidates for the by-election?
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 18th October 2021, 03:32 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,784
Posted By Ian Osborne
It might not be libellous, but the subject of the...

It might not be libellous, but the subject of the story might well have a case for malicious falsehood, where no defamation has to take place but the plaintiff must have suffered some sort of...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 14th September 2021, 09:59 AM
Replies: 2,407
Views: 241,684
Posted By Ian Osborne
That's what I was looking for, thanks.

That's what I was looking for, thanks.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 14th September 2021, 08:03 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,821
Posted By Ian Osborne
Quite, it will be a genetically engineered...

Quite, it will be a genetically engineered elephant.

Also, 'to restore the woolly mammoth to the Arctic tundra' would take hundreds of genetically engineered elephants to ensure the gene pool is...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 13th September 2021, 09:42 AM
Replies: 2,407
Views: 241,684
Posted By Ian Osborne
Really? I thought it was about 300,000 dead on...

Really? I thought it was about 300,000 dead on the Unionist side and 250,000 on the Confederates?
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 9th September 2021, 03:05 PM
Replies: 2,407
Views: 241,684
Posted By Ian Osborne
No, but I've subscribed now. Thanks for the...

No, but I've subscribed now. Thanks for the heads-up.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 9th September 2021, 01:48 PM
Replies: 2,407
Views: 241,684
Posted By Ian Osborne
That was very interesting until he Godwinned his...

That was very interesting until he Godwinned his own video.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 7th September 2021, 09:06 AM
Replies: 2,407
Views: 241,684
Posted By Ian Osborne
Is there any evidence that states didn't have a...

Is there any evidence that states didn't have a legal right to secede after joining the Union? I'm not aware of any, and if there isn't, phrases like 'turned traitor' are misplaced.

And as for...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 7th September 2021, 07:29 AM
Replies: 2,407
Views: 241,684
Posted By Ian Osborne
I think you'll find both sides in that war...

I think you'll find both sides in that war believed in the supremacy of the white race.
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 19th August 2021, 05:40 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,571
Posted By Ian Osborne
Also, it's perfectly possible to be irate about...

Also, it's perfectly possible to be irate about more than one thing at once. The way the Taliban are taking over Afghanistan makes me angry. I can still agree with Wasapi's analysis in the OP.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 13th August 2021, 04:26 AM
Replies: 3,606
Views: 307,569
Posted By Ian Osborne
Would Monkseaton count? Only one person died.

Would Monkseaton count? Only one person died.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 13th August 2021, 02:26 AM
Replies: 3,606
Views: 307,569
Posted By Ian Osborne
According to the BBC, “The last mass shooting in...

According to the BBC, “The last mass shooting in Britain happened in 2010 when taxi driver Derrick Bird killed 12 people in Cumbria.” Eleven years ago. I bet America has had a couple more since the...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 30th July 2021, 04:04 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,962
Posted By Ian Osborne
What is Hobby Lobby? I've read a few reports on...

What is Hobby Lobby? I've read a few reports on this, but none of them explain what Hobby Lobby actually is.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 24th July 2021, 04:24 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,076
Posted By Ian Osborne
Huh? Surely it's more likely she'd be sued for...

Huh? Surely it's more likely she'd be sued for breach of contract for not turning up? Her deportation was entirely her own fault.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 18th July 2021, 11:10 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,076
Posted By Ian Osborne
Interesting observation: Katie Hopkins must be...

Interesting observation: Katie Hopkins must be the first Big Brother contestant to be voted out of the Big Brother house before she'd even got in.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 18th July 2021, 05:51 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,076
Posted By Ian Osborne
Wherever she goes, she's about as popular as a...

Wherever she goes, she's about as popular as a pin in a condom factory. The UK is sick of her, so she goes somewhere else, and they get sick of her after only one day. Bravo, Australia.
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