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Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Today, 05:04 AM
Replies: 401
Views: 7,697
Posted By Ethan Thane Athen
Like the majority of the population of the US....

Like the majority of the population of the US. Which is why it would be better decided at a federal level that is meant to represent the whole of the US.
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 27th June 2022, 09:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 764
Posted By Ethan Thane Athen
I think you are confusing Leumas with the people...

I think you are confusing Leumas with the people he was warning us about...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 23rd June 2022, 04:59 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 2,820
Posted By Ethan Thane Athen
Well he gets Kudos for working with Nightwish and...

Well he gets Kudos for working with Nightwish and being (for a time) married to Lalla Ward and I'm quite happy about him being an outspoken atheist...most of the time...

He doesn't come across as...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 23rd June 2022, 04:43 AM
Replies: 2,324
Views: 64,847
Posted By Ethan Thane Athen
He comes across very well to be fair. Managed to...

He comes across very well to be fair. Managed to convey a sense of honesty and straight-forwardness (no idea what he's really like but he came across that way) that was refreshing. Took no ********...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 16th June 2022, 04:44 AM
Replies: 2,324
Views: 64,847
Posted By Ethan Thane Athen
Willingness to do what Boris wants? Boris finds...

Willingness to do what Boris wants? Boris finds her attractive? Part of his usual, surround yourself with incompetents so no-one is clever enough to challenge you / grateful for the job so won't rock...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 15th June 2022, 04:42 AM
Replies: 356
Views: 4,629
Posted By Ethan Thane Athen
Is this based on the old 'No of deaths in the...

Is this based on the old 'No of deaths in the bible attributed to god (several hundred thousand / million) vs no of deaths attributed to Satan (0)'?
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 8th June 2022, 06:59 AM
Replies: 2,324
Views: 64,847
Posted By Ethan Thane Athen
Surrounding himself with no-hopers has paid...

Surrounding himself with no-hopers has paid dividends as it makes it look like there are no viable alternatives...it was a very convenient bit of news about Sunak's wife...
Forum: USA Politics 8th June 2022, 05:44 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 6,942
Posted By Ethan Thane Athen
I think those that are posting reasoned arguments...

I think those that are posting reasoned arguments back to Axxman300 may be missing the fact his position is emotional not rational...the clue is in this bit of his post: "If I have to drive into town...
Forum: USA Politics 7th June 2022, 04:27 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,211
Posted By Ethan Thane Athen
Re the MTG quote "This will be the movement that...

Re the MTG quote "This will be the movement that stops the sexual immorality." am I misremembering but didn't she have an affair with her fitness instructor?
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 6th June 2022, 01:34 AM
Replies: 2,324
Views: 64,847
Posted By Ethan Thane Athen
I do wonder if pro-Boris MPs have actually...

I do wonder if pro-Boris MPs have actually triggered this early to get him through before the bi-elections. The anti-Boris crowd were planning on it being after those I thought...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 26th May 2022, 12:59 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 2,914
Posted By Ethan Thane Athen
They would continue to do what they do now -...

They would continue to do what they do now - insist to their followers that it's real and works, whilst claiming it's for entertainment purposes in some disclaimer.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 24th May 2022, 04:56 AM
Replies: 2,324
Views: 64,847
Posted By Ethan Thane Athen
Caught Ruth Davidson (former leader of the...

Caught Ruth Davidson (former leader of the Scottish Tory party) on the news last night and she was excellent. I've always had a certain amount of respect for her and it has been further advanced....
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 20th May 2022, 05:14 AM
Replies: 840
Views: 16,041
Posted By Ethan Thane Athen
Highlighting mine... Interesting example you...

Highlighting mine...

Interesting example you chose there...why not 'White men' or 'Asians'? Why racially profile it - how about 'Poor people'?

You may want to ask yourself the tough question as...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 18th May 2022, 07:10 AM
Replies: 840
Views: 16,041
Posted By Ethan Thane Athen
Seriously? You seriously think that? Words fail...

Seriously? You seriously think that? Words fail me...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 18th May 2022, 06:52 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 1,655
Posted By Ethan Thane Athen
Highlighting mine.... And you think that's...

Highlighting mine....

And you think that's because we don't take marriage seriously enough? Isn't it more likely the result of easy availability of contraception ie even married couples can stop...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 18th May 2022, 06:10 AM
Replies: 807
Views: 13,894
Posted By Ethan Thane Athen
Highlighting mine... Isn't it a nation of...

Highlighting mine...

Isn't it a nation of illegal immigrants? I don't believe you were invited in...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 18th May 2022, 05:43 AM
Replies: 807
Views: 13,894
Posted By Ethan Thane Athen
Highlighting mine... I seriously doubt that,...

Highlighting mine...

I seriously doubt that, given the nature of the threads you are starting...
Forum: USA Politics 18th May 2022, 05:05 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 6,942
Posted By Ethan Thane Athen
Well then, let's hope they go on to win the...

Well then, let's hope they go on to win the actual election...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 18th May 2022, 05:00 AM
Replies: 840
Views: 16,041
Posted By Ethan Thane Athen
Or a new, shared culture evolves taking from...

Or a new, shared culture evolves taking from each.

Even without immigration your culture will change. Do you think immigration is the only catalyst? Cultures have changed enormously over the...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 18th May 2022, 12:11 AM
Replies: 840
Views: 16,041
Posted By Ethan Thane Athen
Almost spot on but in Wales you have a couple of...

Almost spot on but in Wales you have a couple of extra differentiators eg if you’re Scottish or Irish (ie a Celt) you’re fine from day 1, if you’re English then it depends how posh you are: rough as...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 17th May 2022, 11:29 PM
Replies: 840
Views: 16,041
Posted By Ethan Thane Athen
Many of the people The Don is describing, whilst...

Many of the people The Don is describing, whilst they would consider themselves Welsh, likely came to the area only a few generations ago following the jobs that opened up in the South Wales...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 17th May 2022, 11:09 PM
Replies: 840
Views: 16,041
Posted By Ethan Thane Athen
Nah, you're OK- Newport is practically England...

Nah, you're OK- Newport is practically England anyway ;)
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 7th May 2022, 05:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 931
Posted By Ethan Thane Athen
I quite like Bill Maher and his end of programme...

I quite like Bill Maher and his end of programme rants have been particularly good lately - even where I don’t 100% agree they provide food for thought in an entertaining way.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 6th May 2022, 04:46 AM
Replies: 2,096
Views: 76,580
Posted By Ethan Thane Athen
Intelligent, articulate with a bit of passion and...

Intelligent, articulate with a bit of passion and fire, comes across well on camera (admittedly to a friendly interviewer), presumably experienced (though I'm making an ageist assumption there) - why...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 6th May 2022, 12:53 AM
Replies: 2,324
Views: 64,847
Posted By Ethan Thane Athen
We had four candidates and a choice of Labour,...

We had four candidates and a choice of Labour, Labour, Independent and Independent....
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 28th April 2022, 03:05 PM
Replies: 2,324
Views: 64,847
Posted By Ethan Thane Athen
That's why the whole 'Get back to the office'...

That's why the whole 'Get back to the office' thing made no sense - before the pandemic, departments were pushing staff to work from home more with targets for hot desking and occupancy levels up to...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 27th April 2022, 05:40 AM
Replies: 3,608
Views: 124,566
Posted By Ethan Thane Athen
Highlighting mine....That one word signals loud...

Highlighting mine....That one word signals loud and clear what your real thoughts and motivations are. I have a lot of words for you that the membership agreement does not allow me to use. Suffice to...
Forum: USA Politics 27th April 2022, 01:03 AM
Replies: 723
Views: 34,932
Posted By Ethan Thane Athen
Maybe (even likely) but some publishers don't...

Maybe (even likely) but some publishers don't help themselves - Bill Maher showed one of the 'problematic' maths questions in one of the banned books on his show the other night and it had a chart...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 21st April 2022, 04:58 AM
Replies: 540
Views: 23,499
Posted By Ethan Thane Athen
Really? I acknowledge the training would have...

Really? I acknowledge the training would have undoubtedly been better but I thought (from memory, so not necessarily reliable) that the main difference was their respective ranges ie you could shoot...
Forum: USA Politics 21st April 2022, 04:35 AM
Replies: 613
Views: 19,165
Posted By Ethan Thane Athen
Accepting things are slightly different in the...

Accepting things are slightly different in the UK....We've paid most of the costs of putting our kids through Uni despite being urged to let them take out loans because 'they'll probably never have...
Forum: USA Politics 21st April 2022, 01:09 AM
Replies: 1,359
Views: 72,428
Posted By Ethan Thane Athen
Sadly that may be part of his appeal. He uses the...

Sadly that may be part of his appeal. He uses the same vocabulary his thick-as-pig-**** supporters use not those 'fancy-dan, show off words that up themselves educated people use'.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 14th April 2022, 04:53 AM
Replies: 1,362
Views: 94,764
Posted By Ethan Thane Athen
From the video it looks like the suspect got hold...

From the video it looks like the suspect got hold of the taser because the cop drew it it use it but the suspect grabbed his hand and directed the 'shot' into the ground but it's not that clear - for...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 14th April 2022, 02:15 AM
Replies: 2,324
Views: 64,847
Posted By Ethan Thane Athen
More chance that Blair honestly thought he was...

More chance that Blair honestly thought he was reacting to a genuine threat from WMDs than that Boris didn't realise he was at a party...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 8th April 2022, 01:12 PM
Replies: 3,608
Views: 124,566
Posted By Ethan Thane Athen
Ha, indeed. I should have known better.

Ha, indeed. I should have known better.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 8th April 2022, 09:53 AM
Replies: 3,608
Views: 124,566
Posted By Ethan Thane Athen
Thanks to Captain Swoop, The Don and Ziggurat for...

Thanks to Captain Swoop, The Don and Ziggurat for their informative posts about most incursions being intercepted in the ‘area of interest’ around the UK’s airspace. It was not the impression I’d had...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 8th April 2022, 07:08 AM
Replies: 3,608
Views: 124,566
Posted By Ethan Thane Athen
No probably not. I concede that I'm armchair...

No probably not. I concede that I'm armchair flexing to a certain extent but in light of their current aggression and unpredictability I do think taking a harder line, and telling them so, is...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 8th April 2022, 07:00 AM
Replies: 3,608
Views: 124,566
Posted By Ethan Thane Athen
Whilst I'm being all Bobby Big Bollocks... on the...

Whilst I'm being all Bobby Big Bollocks... on the subject of Russian gas, are politicians potentially out of step with people's thinking as Zelensky suggests?

I have gas central heating and a gas...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 8th April 2022, 06:24 AM
Replies: 3,608
Views: 124,566
Posted By Ethan Thane Athen
Agreed - it hasn't been because our relations...

Agreed - it hasn't been because our relations with them were such that it was seen as probing, war games type shenanigans not a direct threat. My contention is that has changed - or should be...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 8th April 2022, 04:47 AM
Replies: 3,608
Views: 124,566
Posted By Ethan Thane Athen
Highlighting mine - yes. If they have invaded our...

Highlighting mine - yes. If they have invaded our airspace. As someone else posted, logically it is no different to their tanks rolling over our borders.

Ok, in times of peace, there was a bit of...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 8th April 2022, 04:40 AM
Replies: 3,608
Views: 124,566
Posted By Ethan Thane Athen
I specifically said my comment wasn't directed at...

I specifically said my comment wasn't directed at Finland...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 8th April 2022, 04:25 AM
Replies: 3,608
Views: 124,566
Posted By Ethan Thane Athen
Er that's what I'm advocating - shoot their...

Er that's what I'm advocating - shoot their warplanes down if they enter our airspace. They shouldn't be there in 'normal' times let alone now.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 8th April 2022, 04:06 AM
Replies: 3,608
Views: 124,566
Posted By Ethan Thane Athen
I still maintain it is time to start shooting...

I still maintain it is time to start shooting these incursions down (not specifically referencing Finland here but 'The West' in general).

I understand the reluctance to be drawn into a land war...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 15th March 2022, 05:13 AM
Replies: 3,758
Views: 116,871
Posted By Ethan Thane Athen
Isn't that a bit, well, dangerous? What if the...

Isn't that a bit, well, dangerous? What if the Russians managed to, deliberately or accidentally, kill them? That would be a hell of an escalation...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 14th March 2022, 11:58 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 8,775
Posted By Ethan Thane Athen
Sadly I think the West is still buying the gas...

Sadly I think the West is still buying the gas and India has offered to buy the oil…
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 10th March 2022, 06:23 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 8,775
Posted By Ethan Thane Athen
Bears aren't all that...at least not compared to...

Bears aren't all that...at least not compared to cats. See the last of these short vids:

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:)
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 7th March 2022, 10:56 AM
Replies: 3,758
Views: 116,871
Posted By Ethan Thane Athen
I hope so, we never should have made ourselves...

I hope so, we never should have made ourselves reliant on Russian energy in the first place.

In terms of more we could do without committing troops, I'd like to see us taking a harder line on...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 2nd March 2022, 06:09 AM
Replies: 3,211
Views: 81,449
Posted By Ethan Thane Athen
As others have pointed out to you, 60% of...

As others have pointed out to you, 60% of Belgians speak Dutch (the rest speak French with a very small German contingent), how about you just accept that you should be split between the Netherlands...
Forum: USA Politics 21st February 2022, 02:24 AM
Replies: 1,359
Views: 72,428
Posted By Ethan Thane Athen
What does 'who got more votes while in office...

What does 'who got more votes while in office than any President in History, by far' mean?
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 17th February 2022, 01:33 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 5,138
Posted By Ethan Thane Athen
Not at the time of the event I referred to… At...

Not at the time of the event I referred to… At least the priest didn’t think so…

If it has, does that mean the infallible god got it wrong and changed his mind or are the church owning it as a...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 16th February 2022, 09:49 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 5,138
Posted By Ethan Thane Athen
My first thought: Ha, ha ha, what a load of crap....

My first thought: Ha, ha ha, what a load of crap.

My second thought: Presumably some may have already died - can they be baptised posthumously or are they doomed for eternity / until judgement...
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