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Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Today, 06:37 AM
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Posted By zooterkin
I got mine at another Poly-turned-Uni, North...

I got mine at another Poly-turned-Uni, North Staffs Poly, now Staffordshire University. I'm pretty sure that well over 60% of those on our course had jobs within 6 months; I don't know if that's...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Today, 05:19 AM
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Posted By zooterkin
Not to mention that Wilf is currently only 6...

Not to mention that Wilf is currently only 6 months old, and wouldn't be big enough to use a treehouse for several years. Though that does fit with BJ's other statements that he expects to serve 3...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 10:51 AM
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Posted By zooterkin
FFS. I want my country back.

FFS. I want my country back.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 25th June 2022, 09:59 AM
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Posted By zooterkin
Stick to the discussion of the topic, and knock...

Stick to the discussion of the topic, and knock off the personalisation.

Thank you.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 25th June 2022, 03:07 AM
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Posted By zooterkin
I must mark this day in my diary, BJ says...

I must mark this day in my diary, BJ says something I believe...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 23rd June 2022, 07:20 AM
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Posted By zooterkin
In which, rather than talk about any relevant...

In which, rather than talk about any relevant issues, Piers ******* Morgan goes on about Mick Lynch's Facebook profile pic (a photo of The Hood, the villain in Thunderbirds, to which he bears a...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 18th June 2022, 01:55 AM
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Posted By zooterkin
At what point do the actions of the current...

At what point do the actions of the current government become treason, since they're clearly not in the interests of the country?
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 15th June 2022, 01:56 PM
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Posted By zooterkin
Ignorance or lie?

Ignorance or lie?
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 13th June 2022, 05:03 AM
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Posted By zooterkin
Cases in the UK rising again....

Cases in the UK rising again. (https://twitter.com/timspector/status/1535982634567884803?s=20&t=-uWo91XOURGJHsJah5_9nw) According to both ZOE Covid Symptom study and ONS survey data...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 10th June 2022, 10:32 AM
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Views: 62,538
Posted By zooterkin
High court judge says flight to Rwanda can go...

High court judge says flight to Rwanda can go ahead.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/jun/10/uk-deportation-flight-rwanda-can-go-ahead-high-court-judge-rules
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 10th June 2022, 03:01 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 3,826
Posted By zooterkin
I remember being at a zoo not all that long ago...

I remember being at a zoo not all that long ago (certainly in the last ten years), and the guy looking after the wolves was talking about living with a wolf pack in the wild, and repeating all the...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 9th June 2022, 05:53 AM
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Views: 3,826
Posted By zooterkin
I encountered that one at least once, as you say,...

I encountered that one at least once, as you say, on some sort of management training class at work (too long ago to remember specifics). My main reaction to it was to think that, sure, sometimes...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 6th June 2022, 01:07 AM
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Posted By zooterkin
Although the Grauniad article does say: ...

Although the Grauniad article does say:

which would be somewhat ironic if they were, given Johnson's penchant for doing the same.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 6th June 2022, 01:00 AM
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Posted By zooterkin
Does the Queen have any powers to remove him?

Does the Queen have any powers to remove him?
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 5th June 2022, 07:08 AM
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Posted By zooterkin
Well, only as a consequence of the...

Well, only as a consequence of the already-mentioned different sized pints and fluid ounces. Still 8 pints to the gallon.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 4th June 2022, 05:26 AM
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Views: 127,889
Posted By zooterkin
England and Wales deaths for week ending May 20th...

England and Wales deaths for week ending May 20th (most recent ONS figures...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 3rd June 2022, 05:23 AM
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Posted By zooterkin
Same with decimalisation; IIRC, the florin was...

Same with decimalisation; IIRC, the florin was introduced as an early attempt, 2 shillings being a tenth of a pound.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 3rd June 2022, 03:04 AM
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Posted By zooterkin
And slightly larger fluid ounces, too.

And slightly larger fluid ounces, too.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 2nd June 2022, 08:42 PM
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Posted By zooterkin
Will Turks stop using “İngiltere” for UK?

Will Turks stop using “İngiltere” for UK?
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 1st June 2022, 09:14 AM
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Posted By zooterkin
Habitual liar denies being a habitual liar. ...

Habitual liar denies being a habitual liar.

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Johnson being asked questions by Mumsnet.

ETA: And he clearly doesn't read bedtime stories to any of his children; when asked what the...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 1st June 2022, 05:24 AM
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Posted By zooterkin
It's a shame he's just a bit too oddball to have...

It's a shame he's just a bit too oddball to have succeeded in his leadership bid.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 1st June 2022, 12:11 AM
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Posted By zooterkin
In which case, he’s simply incompetent.

In which case, he’s simply incompetent.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 30th May 2022, 03:38 PM
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Posted By zooterkin
Really? When did this happen?

Really? When did this happen?
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 30th May 2022, 04:43 AM
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Posted By zooterkin
:D There is a point that the extra levels...

:D

There is a point that the extra levels with the older measures tend to give smaller numbers for the ranges used, which does make it easier to compare in casual communication. I have no idea,...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 30th May 2022, 04:29 AM
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Posted By zooterkin
Wasn't one of those stories by occasional...

Wasn't one of those stories by occasional journalist Alexander Johnson? Something about an EU 'banana police force', though it was in the Torygraph, so 'tabloid' may not be accurate, whilst...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 28th May 2022, 08:20 AM
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Posted By zooterkin
In Texas, you can have as many guns as you like,...

In Texas, you can have as many guns as you like, but will be breaking the law if you have more than five sex toys. (https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/PE/htm/PE.43.htm)
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 28th May 2022, 03:33 AM
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Posted By zooterkin
https://news.sky.com/video/beth-rigby-tells-boris-...

https://news.sky.com/video/beth-rigby-tells-boris-johnson-three-in-five-britons-think-you-should-12621313
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 28th May 2022, 03:09 AM
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Posted By zooterkin
Several posts moved to AAH, primarily for...

Several posts moved to AAH, primarily for bickering.

Keep to the topic, folks, which is, as ever, not one another.

Thank you for your consideration.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 28th May 2022, 02:56 AM
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Posted By zooterkin
Words fail me....

Words fail me. (https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/may/28/school-shooting-strengthens-case-for-guns-donald-trump-tells-nra)



As a friend, who is a schoolteacher in the US, pointed out:
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 24th May 2022, 10:58 AM
Replies: 2,137
Views: 127,889
Posted By zooterkin
A look at the UK numbers...

A look at the UK numbers (https://www.theguardian.com/world/ng-interactive/2022/may/24/are-uk-coronavirus-are-cases-going-down-or-harder-to-count). The daily numbers are pretty useless now, since...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 24th May 2022, 08:51 AM
Replies: 2,137
Views: 127,889
Posted By zooterkin
The UK government is no longer giving out free...

The UK government is no longer giving out free LFT tests, so people without symptoms are very unlikely to be taking PCR tests, and even those with symptoms are less likely to get tested.

There has...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 22nd May 2022, 06:59 AM
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Views: 2,231
Posted By zooterkin
:confused:

:confused:
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 22nd May 2022, 01:22 AM
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Views: 78,526
Posted By zooterkin
I'm looking at the figures on the app; the...

I'm looking at the figures on the app; the figures on the car are, I think, lower, because the car counts all the power used, while the app doesn't count power regained through regeneration as being...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 22nd May 2022, 01:20 AM
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Posted By zooterkin
The problem is that in order for the cable to...

The problem is that in order for the cable to reach, they have to park in the wrong bay, so effectively, even though parked between the white lines, they are taking up two spaces.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 21st May 2022, 02:55 PM
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Posted By zooterkin
That comment aged well! :D Tesla drivers are...

That comment aged well! :D

Tesla drivers are complaining, of course; one of the perks, especially for early adopters, was the superior charging network for Teslas. There are also issues to be...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 21st May 2022, 02:47 PM
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Posted By zooterkin
Kia e-Niro 4+, six months old.

Kia e-Niro 4+, six months old.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 21st May 2022, 02:44 PM
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Posted By zooterkin
Here's a very odd story in the Independent....

Here's a very odd story in the Independent. (https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/boris-johnson-how-many-children-b2084234.html) "How many children does Boris Johnson have?" ...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 21st May 2022, 03:57 AM
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Posted By zooterkin
We can park on the drive in front of the garage...

We can park on the drive in front of the garage (which has never, since we moved in, been empty enough to hold a car! :) ), and there is power in there so it's easy to plug in the car (we already do...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 19th May 2022, 02:01 AM
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Views: 15,880
Posted By zooterkin
Well, there's not many Neanderthals or...

Well, there's not many Neanderthals or Denisovians about these days.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 19th May 2022, 12:56 AM
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Posted By zooterkin
We're still learning, but think we'll be fine...

We're still learning, but think we'll be fine mostly topping up for free at Tesco or Waitrose, and charging up on the granny charger at home. There are a couple of fast chargers not far from us if...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 18th May 2022, 11:56 PM
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Views: 78,526
Posted By zooterkin
The Tesla app shows 61p, and 47p with membership,...

The Tesla app shows 61p, and 47p with membership, so Zap Map must be wrong.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 18th May 2022, 08:43 PM
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Posted By zooterkin
Zap map shows 34p for the supercharger near me,...

Zap map shows 34p for the supercharger near me, so 60p may be the worst case.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 18th May 2022, 07:47 AM
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Posted By zooterkin
Ooh! ...

Ooh!

https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/electric-cars/tesla-expand-select-uk-superchargers-other-electric-vehicles

There's one near me (I passed it yesterday), but 60p per kWh isn't cheap...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 18th May 2022, 03:59 AM
Replies: 2,246
Views: 62,538
Posted By zooterkin
I suspect that year was chosen by someone who...

I suspect that year was chosen by someone who already knew which MP it was.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 18th May 2022, 02:45 AM
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Posted By zooterkin
Which ones are they?

Which ones are they?
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 17th May 2022, 02:10 PM
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Posted By zooterkin
Exactly; the national sports teams, particularly...

Exactly; the national sports teams, particularly the England cricket and football teams, and GB Olympic teams, have people with a great diversity of backgrounds. Mo Farah, Raheem Sterling, Katarina...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 17th May 2022, 01:41 PM
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Views: 15,880
Posted By zooterkin
If the people are coming for the culture, then...

If the people are coming for the culture, then surely they will want to adopt the customs etc when they arrive? Otherwise your premise is faulty.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 16th May 2022, 01:21 PM
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Posted By zooterkin
One of my reasons for switching is the stress...

One of my reasons for switching is the stress recently when we've had local fuel shortages, and there was no petrol or diesel available.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 16th May 2022, 11:13 AM
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Views: 15,880
Posted By zooterkin
I'm not sure how it's relevant, but most European...

I'm not sure how it's relevant, but most European countries were colonial nations.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 16th May 2022, 11:10 AM
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Views: 15,880
Posted By zooterkin
Phil Lynott was Irish, despite being black and...

Phil Lynott was Irish, despite being black and not being born in Ireland.

"Is there anybody here with any Irish in them? Is there any of the girls who'd like a little more Irish in them?"
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