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Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Today, 06:20 AM
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Posted By Darat
Or in my case last week - 50 minutes on hold...

Or in my case last week - 50 minutes on hold waiting to get through to the receptionists - to then hear "The surgery is closed for lunch..".
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Today, 03:50 AM
Replies: 2,373
Views: 66,552
Posted By Darat
"...In a move that could prove hugely...

"...In a move that could prove hugely embarrassing for the prime minister,..."

The journalists must have had a bet on that they could get away with writing something so farfetched and getting it...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Today, 02:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 745
Posted By Darat
All such referendums in the UK are consultative.

All such referendums in the UK are consultative.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology Today, 01:04 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 569
Posted By Darat
Apart from of course the water around Great...

Apart from of course the water around Great Britain is British not Scottish nor English.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology Yesterday, 10:12 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 569
Posted By Darat
Nope you were talking about "As the topic moves...

Nope you were talking about "As the topic moves on to size of country, people in the twitter thread are amazed that Scotland is bigger than England. "



And to remind you, the words you said...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology Yesterday, 07:57 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 569
Posted By Darat
Oh that's those damn facts again! Anyway...

Oh that's those damn facts again!

Anyway this one will be a laugh.
Forum: Religion and Philosophy Yesterday, 03:36 AM
Replies: 427
Views: 5,855
Posted By Darat
If you are talking about a god that falls under...

If you are talking about a god that falls under the heading of "Christian gods" there is a strong tradition of denying freewill - as we tend to use the term -exists. People cannot not sin, some...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 1st July 2022, 05:02 AM
Replies: 2,373
Views: 66,552
Posted By Darat
And in civilised places as well.

And in civilised places as well.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 1st July 2022, 03:49 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 1,766
Posted By Darat
Then show some.

Then show some.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 1st July 2022, 03:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 541
Posted By Darat
It can also be the difference between copyright...

It can also be the difference between copyright and trademarks.

In the UK you also can't own your "likeness" - by that I mean if I take a picture of Elvis, Elvis can't claim any rights to the...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 30th June 2022, 10:51 AM
Replies: 2,373
Views: 66,552
Posted By Darat
As we know we shouldn’t be bothered by...

As we know we shouldn’t be bothered by party-gate, or by other …er… problems of the PM because we are at war and he must concentrate on that! And cut the army by 10,000...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 30th June 2022, 07:14 AM
Replies: 2,373
Views: 66,552
Posted By Darat
Come on - praise where praise is due - for a...

Come on - praise where praise is due - for a minister for these lot that's fairly good, at least they are both called Rugby!
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 30th June 2022, 07:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 573
Posted By Darat
If you are talking about the photo that has it on...

If you are talking about the photo that has it on someone's palm - I'm pretty certain that isn't a hole.



http://www.internationalskeptics.com/forums/imagehosting/thum_162bdad39b8b6e.png...
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 30th June 2022, 05:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 573
Posted By Darat
Perhaps been trying their mate's latest home brew...

Perhaps been trying their mate's latest home brew the night before.
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 30th June 2022, 04:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 573
Posted By Darat
Or they knew no one else would be able to check...

Or they knew no one else would be able to check so threw in something vaguely like it was meant to be. People were still people back then and getting away with cutting corners is not new! :D
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 30th June 2022, 04:39 AM
Replies: 489
Views: 9,483
Posted By Darat
Things change.

Things change.
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 30th June 2022, 03:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 573
Posted By Darat
Quite seriously - very carefully! I don't find...

Quite seriously - very carefully! I don't find the size issue a problem in considering if the writing is an artifact or not, people with simple tools can produce the most amazing crafts at very tiny...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 29th June 2022, 08:08 AM
Replies: 2,373
Views: 66,552
Posted By Darat
The question I have is "how" - especially when...

The question I have is "how" - especially when you think this lot can't keep track of 7 billion, or when they are having a party.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 29th June 2022, 01:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 745
Posted By Darat
Well done. :D

Well done. :D
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 29th June 2022, 01:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 573
Posted By Darat
Thanks for the post - hadn't seen this story....

Thanks for the post - hadn't seen this story. Fascinating. I'll have to read further.
Forum: Trials and Errors 28th June 2022, 02:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 731
Posted By Darat
The article has been...

The article has been removed??http://www.internationalskeptics.com/forums/imagehosting/thum_162bb7417dccc9.jpg (http://www.internationalskeptics.com/forums/vbimghost.php?do=displayimg&imgid=35607)
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 28th June 2022, 08:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 745
Posted By Darat
I'm the same - I didn't want to see my country...

I'm the same - I didn't want to see my country broken up, now I think "good luck" to them as I can't think of any rational reason to stay anchored to the rest of the country now it has gone to the...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 28th June 2022, 05:00 AM
Replies: 2,373
Views: 66,552
Posted By Darat
That's because it didn't exist until then! :)

That's because it didn't exist until then! :)
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 28th June 2022, 04:48 AM
Replies: 2,373
Views: 66,552
Posted By Darat
Breaches protocol 13, would that mean we are no...

Breaches protocol 13, would that mean we are no longer signed up to the ECHR?
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 27th June 2022, 09:59 AM
Replies: 2,373
Views: 66,552
Posted By Darat
Sorry misunderstood your comment.

Sorry misunderstood your comment.
Forum: Trials and Errors 27th June 2022, 09:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 731
Posted By Darat
We don't have lawyers the same way you do in the...

We don't have lawyers the same way you do in the USA, we have solicitors and barristers, the difference is that a barrister pleads cases in courts.

It appears she does have legal representation,...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 27th June 2022, 08:14 AM
Replies: 2,373
Views: 66,552
Posted By Darat
He's been caught doing it again?

He's been caught doing it again?
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 27th June 2022, 07:36 AM
Replies: 2,373
Views: 66,552
Posted By Darat
But that's what is astonishing with this latest...

But that's what is astonishing with this latest episode. That he must be driven to somewhere where he can safely jog, and then driven back goes without saying, he is no matter how unlikely it seems...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 27th June 2022, 06:21 AM
Replies: 2,373
Views: 66,552
Posted By Darat
Vouch for what?

Vouch for what?
Forum: Trials and Errors 27th June 2022, 06:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 731
Posted By Darat
It's complicated... But is another example...

It's complicated...

But is another example of how we now have the society the Conservatives always said they wanted. If you are poor you will not be able to take a case to court, or get legal...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 27th June 2022, 05:56 AM
Replies: 2,373
Views: 66,552
Posted By Darat
That still doesn't make sense. On past behaviour...

That still doesn't make sense. On past behaviour Wilf won't be living with Johnson for more than another couple of years at the most.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 27th June 2022, 05:53 AM
Replies: 2,156
Views: 89,761
Posted By Darat
I think more akin to "political correctness",...

I think more akin to "political correctness", they used all the same whining and whinging about that - "oh he was fired because he was politically incorrect", "oh we can't have Christmas because it...
Forum: USA Politics 27th June 2022, 04:28 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 2,718
Posted By Darat
What on earth does it matter what they wanted?

What on earth does it matter what they wanted?
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 27th June 2022, 04:27 AM
Replies: 316
Views: 5,154
Posted By Darat
There are well founded attempts to produce such...

There are well founded attempts to produce such abstractions. Have a read of https://www.pnas.org/doi/10.1073/pnas.2001893117 - as ever the science is often ahead of our "everyday" knowledge.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 27th June 2022, 03:34 AM
Replies: 2,373
Views: 66,552
Posted By Darat
And people wonder why I keep going on that it is...

And people wonder why I keep going on that it is all about headlines for him.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 27th June 2022, 02:18 AM
Replies: 2,373
Views: 66,552
Posted By Darat
If they were 2nd rate polytechnic then they...

If they were 2nd rate polytechnic then they became 2nd rate universities. But I disagree, I think it was right to strip away at least some of the classism and snobbery in the English & Welsh...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 27th June 2022, 01:20 AM
Replies: 3,133
Views: 216,927
Posted By Darat
It hurts even more when you realise he wouldn't...

It hurts even more when you realise he wouldn't understand why someone would think his statement was ironic.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 26th June 2022, 04:35 AM
Replies: 2,373
Views: 66,552
Posted By Darat
Usually I'd say use Hanlon's razor, but in the...

Usually I'd say use Hanlon's razor, but in the case of the current lot I would say it is both stupidity and malice.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 26th June 2022, 03:50 AM
Replies: 2,373
Views: 66,552
Posted By Darat
No different this time, don't forget his policy...

No different this time, don't forget his policy is to get good headlines, there will be no follow-up.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 26th June 2022, 03:49 AM
Replies: 2,373
Views: 66,552
Posted By Darat
They need a new bogeyman now they've shot...

They need a new bogeyman now they've shot themselves in the foot with taking us out of the EU.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 25th June 2022, 02:40 AM
Replies: 2,373
Views: 66,552
Posted By Darat
Derail about Vixen's understanding of the HRA...

Derail about Vixen's understanding of the HRA moved to its own thread (http://www.internationalskeptics.com/forums/showthread.php?t=359852). Please do not derail this thread, this is general thread...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 24th June 2022, 05:16 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 5,413
Posted By Darat
Sadly the police (and it isn't just the USA, we...

Sadly the police (and it isn't just the USA, we have terrible problems in the UK as well) do prove the adage of one bad apple spoils the barrel.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 24th June 2022, 03:21 AM
Replies: 2,373
Views: 66,552
Posted By Darat
Don't forget we had hardly any foodbanks under...

Don't forget we had hardly any foodbanks under Labour...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 24th June 2022, 02:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 516
Posted By Darat
Obviously we can never know but his record with...

Obviously we can never know but his record with Apple wasn't all good. A lot of Apple's success was of course based on him, but so were a lot of their failings.
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 23rd June 2022, 09:42 AM
Replies: 427
Views: 5,855
Posted By Darat
So why say it?

So why say it?
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 23rd June 2022, 09:39 AM
Replies: 427
Views: 5,855
Posted By Darat
How do you know that?

How do you know that?
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 23rd June 2022, 08:05 AM
Replies: 822
Views: 10,830
Posted By Darat
"They **** you up, your mum and dad." - Philip...

"They **** you up, your mum and dad." - Philip Larkin - if it wasn't poetry, it would be about the best summary and advice going.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 23rd June 2022, 04:58 AM
Replies: 2,373
Views: 66,552
Posted By Darat
...who heard Priti Patel had made his flight...

...who heard Priti Patel had made his flight arrangements?
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 23rd June 2022, 02:23 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 952
Posted By Darat
A new school can be built to take into account...

A new school can be built to take into account the latest research in pedagogy, such things as curved corridors to reduce sightlines for shooters, firedoors used to isolate areas at the touch of a...
Forum: Computers and the Internet 23rd June 2022, 01:33 AM
Replies: 1,178
Views: 65,215
Posted By Darat
42?

42?
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