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Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 14th January 2021, 04:37 PM
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Posted By ceptimus
Ten EU countries doing the same thing, but you...

Ten EU countries doing the same thing, but you think the reason the UK does it is Brexit? <SNIP>
Edited for rule 0 and rule 12.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 14th January 2021, 05:37 AM
Replies: 3,510
Views: 167,794
Posted By ceptimus
There were more people who voted Brexit than...

There were more people who voted Brexit than voted remain. You feel yourself to be so elite and superior that you can call the majority of democratic voters in the whole country idiots?

BBC not...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 14th January 2021, 03:41 AM
Replies: 3,510
Views: 167,794
Posted By ceptimus
Idiot. I wasn't lying. If you only took time to...

Idiot. I wasn't lying. If you only took time to read, you'd know that.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-55566438


Please apologize to me now for your wrong accusation of lying.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 14th January 2021, 12:07 AM
Replies: 3,510
Views: 167,794
Posted By ceptimus
Ten EU countries have also approved the temporary...

Ten EU countries have also approved the temporary "emergency use" of the bee-killing chemical. So it's not a Brexit issue.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 12th January 2021, 12:00 PM
Replies: 3,422
Views: 133,887
Posted By ceptimus
People go shopping as an excuse to get out of...

People go shopping as an excuse to get out of their house. A good guideline would be that for most households where an adult can leave the house alone (they have childcare etc.) and they have a car,...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 12th January 2021, 11:10 AM
Replies: 3,422
Views: 133,887
Posted By ceptimus
No. They're not clear and specific enough. ...

No. They're not clear and specific enough. That's why there was argument and confusion about whether the two women broke the regulations, and whether Boris's bike ride did. The confusion hinges on...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 12th January 2021, 10:43 AM
Replies: 3,422
Views: 133,887
Posted By ceptimus
Exercise can be taken solitarily, or with another...

Exercise can be taken solitarily, or with another member of your own household. Driving to meet someone at a park/reservoir seems more like socializing than exercising. It's meeting up with people...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 12th January 2021, 08:31 AM
Replies: 3,422
Views: 133,887
Posted By ceptimus
Numerous press reports say they were drinking...

Numerous press reports say they were drinking cups of peppermint tea, purchased from Starbucks, and that is one reason the police accused them of meeting "for a picnic."

It doesn't matter now -...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 11th January 2021, 07:36 PM
Replies: 3,422
Views: 133,887
Posted By ceptimus
I assumed from the photos that these two...

I assumed from the photos that these two snowflakes had bought them. But I suppose there's a faint chance that they both chose to reuse disposable Starbucks cups to transport their home-made drinks...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 11th January 2021, 01:53 PM
Replies: 3,422
Views: 133,887
Posted By ceptimus
Apparently it's officially okay to drive 5 miles...

Apparently it's officially okay to drive 5 miles to meet your friend at some beauty spot for a cup of takeaway hot beverage, a walk, and a chat....
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 8th January 2021, 03:32 PM
Replies: 3,510
Views: 167,794
Posted By ceptimus
Liar. I never claimed any such thing.

Liar. I never claimed any such thing.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 8th January 2021, 09:47 AM
Replies: 3,422
Views: 133,887
Posted By ceptimus
No doubt you'll post to admit you were wrong, if...

No doubt you'll post to admit you were wrong, if and when you see reports that it's actually happened.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 8th January 2021, 08:29 AM
Replies: 3,422
Views: 133,887
Posted By ceptimus
People in countries where it's in short supply...

People in countries where it's in short supply and people who want to jump the queue.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 8th January 2021, 08:25 AM
Replies: 3,422
Views: 133,887
Posted By ceptimus
Anyone who wants to buy it.

Anyone who wants to buy it.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 8th January 2021, 05:37 AM
Replies: 3,422
Views: 133,887
Posted By ceptimus
Van loads? A couple of million doses per week. I...

Van loads? A couple of million doses per week. I suppose they'll use larger vehicles to get them to the main distribution hubs.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 8th January 2021, 04:57 AM
Replies: 3,422
Views: 133,887
Posted By ceptimus
One would hope that the army will vet the...

One would hope that the army will vet the logistics companies they choose, and check on them. But it's probably a vain hope: more likely everyone will be in a rush and panicking, allowing mistakes...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 8th January 2021, 03:22 AM
Replies: 3,422
Views: 133,887
Posted By ceptimus
I think you're being optimistic if you think the...

I think you're being optimistic if you think the fourth lockdown won't happen till autumn.

The morons have shown that as soon as the crisis shows any sign of easing, they want to quickly relax...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 8th January 2021, 12:20 AM
Replies: 3,422
Views: 133,887
Posted By ceptimus
Also, there are concerns that criminals or...

Also, there are concerns that criminals or terrorists could attempt to interfere in the vaccine supply trail.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 7th January 2021, 03:32 PM
Replies: 3,422
Views: 133,887
Posted By ceptimus
Yes - as long as the supply continues to...

Yes - as long as the supply continues to increase. But if and when it stops increasing, or the rate of increase slows, then it's inevitable that, twelve weeks later (or whatever the period between...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 7th January 2021, 09:02 AM
Replies: 3,510
Views: 167,794
Posted By ceptimus
As you know, the Brexit referendum was a UK-wide...

As you know, the Brexit referendum was a UK-wide referendum. How different parts of the UK voted may be interesting, but it doesn't affect the result.

When a referendum was held in just Scotland,...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 6th January 2021, 10:04 AM
Replies: 3,422
Views: 133,887
Posted By ceptimus
As I've said before, once they're up to speed,...

As I've said before, once they're up to speed, then twelve weeks later the number of newly vaccinated people will slow to a trickle - because all the available vaccination slots will be filled with...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 6th January 2021, 08:29 AM
Replies: 3,422
Views: 133,887
Posted By ceptimus
Clapping for carers (now rebranded as Clap for...

Clapping for carers (now rebranded as Clap for Heroes) is making a return though: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-55561108

So relax, everyone! People can now stand outside in the cold - clapping,...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 5th January 2021, 08:14 AM
Replies: 3,422
Views: 133,887
Posted By ceptimus
People in the Isle of Man, New Zealand, and...

People in the Isle of Man, New Zealand, and Taiwan, as far as we can tell, are very happy with their governments' handling of the pandemic.

The UK government is full of idiots who are too stupid...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 5th January 2021, 07:45 AM
Replies: 3,422
Views: 133,887
Posted By ceptimus
Isle of Man currently has one person with...

Isle of Man currently has one person with COVID-19 in hospital. There have been a total of twenty-five deaths from COVID-19 on the island since the start of the pandemic.

They've had no...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 5th January 2021, 07:31 AM
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Views: 133,887
Posted By ceptimus
Reuters reported, back in November, that the UK...

Reuters reported, back in November, that the UK have spent twenty-two billion pounds on test and trace....
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 5th January 2021, 07:19 AM
Replies: 3,422
Views: 133,887
Posted By ceptimus
Yeah, I wipe down the hand scanner and the...

Yeah, I wipe down the hand scanner and the trolley handles myself. My local Tesco still has tables with detergent, paper towels and hand-sanitiser - but most shoppers walk straight past without...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 4th January 2021, 06:04 PM
Replies: 3,510
Views: 167,794
Posted By ceptimus
No. I think we should operate like nearly every...

No. I think we should operate like nearly every other country in the world does. How do people in, say, Brasil, buy items from a company in India? How do people from all over the world buy cheap...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 4th January 2021, 04:46 PM
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Views: 233,318
Posted By ceptimus
Yes, and the Tories will be quick to swap leader...

Yes, and the Tories will be quick to swap leader if necessary. Maybe the chancellor! A chance to vote for a black PM!
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 4th January 2021, 03:58 PM
Replies: 3,510
Views: 167,794
Posted By ceptimus
And so the predicted apocalypse begins - it's...

And so the predicted apocalypse begins - it's more difficult to buy spare parts for your bicycle now.

Joking aside, the rule seems ridiculous. Why should companies in the USA, India, China, that...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 4th January 2021, 08:03 AM
Replies: 3,422
Views: 133,887
Posted By ceptimus
A few ideas I came up with in just a couple of...

A few ideas I came up with in just a couple of minutes. There may, of course, be problems with these ideas, but no plans have been presented by the government - just the usual bluster about a world...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 2nd January 2021, 02:33 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,086
Posted By ceptimus
My question was not, "Why should the UK be more...

My question was not, "Why should the UK be more like Switzerland?" or "How is the UK different to Switzerland?" It was, "Why doesn't Switzerland want to join the EU?"

So far, only Airfix has...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 2nd January 2021, 03:51 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,086
Posted By ceptimus
So, again, why have they decided NOT to join the...

So, again, why have they decided NOT to join the EU?
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 1st January 2021, 03:47 PM
Replies: 3,422
Views: 133,887
Posted By ceptimus
Report says the new variant increases the 'R'...

Report says the new variant increases the 'R' number (under lockdown conditions) by between 0.4 and 0.7 https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-55507012

So assuming the best case of 0.4, then to stop...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 1st January 2021, 01:16 PM
Replies: 3,422
Views: 133,887
Posted By ceptimus
Why not Tier 5? Or, now that only the...

Why not Tier 5?

Or, now that only the Scilly Isles remain in Tier 1, they could rebrand all the tiers one lower than their current number, thus freeing up Tier 4 for tougher measures. That would...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 1st January 2021, 12:59 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,086
Posted By ceptimus
Have you asked yourself why Switzerland,...

Have you asked yourself why Switzerland, completely land locked by the EU, doesn't want to join?

The Swiss have a long tradition of democracy, freedom, and personal responsibility - and they don't...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 1st January 2021, 01:27 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,086
Posted By ceptimus
Unfortunately, the EU refuses to negotiate any...

Unfortunately, the EU refuses to negotiate any deal with any existing member - and their self-imposed rule continues to apply even after a country has decided to leave, and is in the process of...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 31st December 2020, 11:43 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,086
Posted By ceptimus
I don't think anyone's advocating that. Of...

I don't think anyone's advocating that. Of course there can be another referendum eventually - assuming that the EU still exists, would allow the UK to rejoin, and that opinion polls show that a...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 31st December 2020, 11:26 AM
Replies: 3,422
Views: 133,887
Posted By ceptimus
They'll still be in a bind after the twelve weeks...

They'll still be in a bind after the twelve weeks are up - as they'll then be scheduled to spend the next twelve weeks giving those already vaccinated their second jabs.

There will be very few...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 31st December 2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,086
Posted By ceptimus
Yes, but all the parties said that Brexit would...

Yes, but all the parties said that Brexit would be the MAIN issue, in both elections, and spent the majority of their campaign time, and campaign funds, on that issue.

If you want a pure,...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 31st December 2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 3,422
Views: 133,887
Posted By ceptimus
I think they have made a mess of it - it could...

I think they have made a mess of it - it could have been handled much better, and much quicker in my opinion - as I've often posted.

The only saving grace is that at least the democratic...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 31st December 2020, 08:40 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,086
Posted By ceptimus
Promises like, "We will honour the referendum...

Promises like, "We will honour the referendum result" were always capable of being kept, and should have been kept.

On the other hand, promises such as, "We will negotiate a cracking deal", or...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 31st December 2020, 04:27 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,086
Posted By ceptimus
The remainers lost repeatedly. There have been...

The remainers lost repeatedly. There have been many elections in addition to the referendum and each time, the remain-supporting side lost:


Multiple EU elections where UKIP or the Brexit party...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 31st December 2020, 04:12 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,086
Posted By ceptimus
No. It isn't. There you go,...

No. It isn't.






There you go, insulting the other side again. Why is it these days that the losers in democratic elections are so childish that they resort to insulting the other side...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 31st December 2020, 02:30 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,086
Posted By ceptimus
Of course, but lumping everyone together is what...

Of course, but lumping everyone together is what democratic voting is supposed to achieve. The argument is in danger of labelling democracy as racist.

Democracy works best when the losing side...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 30th December 2020, 05:53 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,086
Posted By ceptimus
I support Scotland's right to leave. But I also...

I support Scotland's right to leave. But I also think:

A. When a referendum is held, and parties state they will honour the result for ten years / a generation / at least until the result is...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 30th December 2020, 11:45 AM
Replies: 3,422
Views: 133,887
Posted By ceptimus
The government are trying to sound optimistic,...

The government are trying to sound optimistic, but the numbers don't add up. If they manage to get up to their target rate of two million jabs per week, it will still take about six months to...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 27th December 2020, 06:29 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,086
Posted By ceptimus
No need for insults. Please remember the forum...

No need for insults. Please remember the forum rules.


Your argument doesn't make sense. We weren't asked when we entered, and were asked to 'confirm' that decision by referendum a couple of...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 27th December 2020, 05:37 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,086
Posted By ceptimus
I don't understand what you're saying here. Can...

I don't understand what you're saying here. Can you explain?


The two EU referendums, so far, were on 5 June 1975 and 23 June 2016. Where did you conjure your 2021 or 2022 date from?
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 27th December 2020, 01:27 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,086
Posted By ceptimus
When we joined, what Britain wanted was mostly...

When we joined, what Britain wanted was mostly free trade, aka, "common market."

As the EU developed into a political union, with the aim of becoming the United States of Europe - with shared...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 26th December 2020, 03:41 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,086
Posted By ceptimus
To make it fair. Leavers had to wait forty years...

To make it fair. Leavers had to wait forty years before they got another go, so remainers should have to wait the same period.
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