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Forum: Trials and Errors Today, 05:40 PM
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Posted By Vixen
If Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell are...

If Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell are PERPETRATORS of sexual violence! I want to understand how come none of the clients who actually used the bodies of these women for their sordid...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology Today, 05:32 PM
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Views: 297
Posted By Vixen
Don't take my word for it. Seeing is believing. ...

Don't take my word for it. Seeing is believing.

Source: https://newsnet.scot/news-analysis/scotlands-land-and-marine-resource-base/
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology Today, 05:29 PM
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Views: 297
Posted By Vixen
To expand on this, in my mind's eye looking at...

To expand on this, in my mind's eye looking at the UK on a globe, it seems to lean to the right because of course, the lines of longitude converge to meet a point at the pole. However, once the...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology Today, 05:24 PM
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Views: 297
Posted By Vixen
I was surprised to note Finland is bigger than...

I was surprised to note Finland is bigger than Poland and almost as big as Germany. Poland always looks so large on the map.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology Today, 05:21 PM
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Posted By Vixen
I noticed today that the size of the Falkland...

I noticed today that the size of the Falkland islands is larger than Cyprus (just).

Other interesting facts: Ghana and West Africa is virtually on the same longitude as London, give or take a...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology Today, 11:00 AM
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Views: 297
Posted By Vixen
That is correct.

That is correct.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Today, 10:59 AM
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Posted By Vixen
He had to use Criminal Law Protection from...

He had to use Criminal Law Protection from Harassment Act because the Discrimination Act that covers sexual orientation did not have harassment in its body.

As a result of the HoL win, Harassment...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology Today, 10:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 297
Posted By Vixen
There is a 12-hour ferry_DUH! See the...

There is a 12-hour ferry_DUH!

See the figures above re sea zone area.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology Today, 10:49 AM
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Posted By Vixen
That maybe so if you are talking about land mass....

That maybe so if you are talking about land mass.

Sea area zone:

Scotland 462,315 sq km
England 230,189 sq km

I would call that double.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Today, 10:02 AM
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Views: 66,109
Posted By Vixen
I couldn't find anything on the internet about...

I couldn't find anything on the internet about Germany offering 50-year mortgages? They all seem to be 25 - 30 years, similar to the UK.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology Today, 09:56 AM
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Views: 297
Posted By Vixen
It's the elusive search for the never quite...

It's the elusive search for the never quite attainable 'Gotcha!' moment. ;)
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology Today, 09:54 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 297
Posted By Vixen
My bad. the guy on Twitter was incorrect as the...

My bad. the guy on Twitter was incorrect as the distance from Lerwick (by car and according to google maps [so not 'as the crow flies]) to Marshall Meadows Bay, United Kingdom (the border) is 451...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Today, 09:44 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 1,732
Posted By Vixen
You can read the judgment here...

You can read the judgment here (https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld200506/ldjudgmt/jd060712/majro-1.htm) and the title is:

ibid


and it does reference the Equality Act re the reference...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology Today, 08:43 AM
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Posted By Vixen
This was talking about distances, though, not...

This was talking about distances, though, not land mass.



https://twitter.com/theAndrewSharpe/status/1543155075010404354?s=20&t=FslPqiJpvIa1FBPpzjMWiQ

As for the weather map, see here how...
Forum: Trials and Errors Today, 07:47 AM
Replies: 1,842
Views: 113,222
Posted By Vixen
I expect Maxwell has been advised by her counsel...

I expect Maxwell has been advised by her counsel not to admit guilt as it is almost certain she will appeal. Expressing remorse - which of course, being an overprivileged self-entitled snob she...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Today, 07:27 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 1,732
Posted By Vixen
<sigh> As the child is a minor, the case is...

<sigh> As the child is a minor, the case is referred to simply by the child's first name.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Today, 07:24 AM
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Posted By Vixen
"One in Four UK Pensioners is a Millionaire" claims Adam Smith Inst.

A director of Adam Smith Institute is arguing that because one in four UK pensioners is a millionaire, the provision of free bus passes and other benefits should be subject to revision.

...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology Today, 07:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 297
Posted By Vixen
Edinburgh is further west than Bristol shock

A person who says he was once leader of Year 8 Geography Bee says he is shocked to discover Edinburgh is further west than Bristol.

As an ex from the West Midlands once, to my astonishment,...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Today, 03:41 AM
Replies: 2,364
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Posted By Vixen
It also assumes people want to live in the same...

It also assumes people want to live in the same house as their deceased parents, which might now be some need of renovation or modernisation.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Today, 03:36 AM
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Posted By Vixen
Translated for you.

Translated for you.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Today, 03:29 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 1,732
Posted By Vixen
The Equality Act didn't come from scratch, it was...

The Equality Act didn't come from scratch, it was simply an amalgamation of ALL of the discrimination acts put under the umbrella of one act.

Bill was hounded out of his job at Guys Trust...
Forum: Trials and Errors Today, 03:22 AM
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Views: 113,222
Posted By Vixen
I disagree with either Maxwell or Giuffre being...

I disagree with either Maxwell or Giuffre being called a 'bitch'. I can see the story on both sides. Whilst I have every sympathy with Giuffre and Ransome, and the other victims, there seems to...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Today, 03:00 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 1,732
Posted By Vixen
Do you have a belief that anyone can take a case...

Do you have a belief that anyone can take a case to the Supreme Court?
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Today, 02:57 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 1,732
Posted By Vixen
No, yours is the incorrect and ill-informed PoV. ...

No, yours is the incorrect and ill-informed PoV. A Trustee in Bankruptcy does not have any responsibility in making any costs available for renting to the to-be-evicted Bankrupt in selling off his...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Today, 02:47 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 1,732
Posted By Vixen
This is because prior to the Equality Act, there...

This is because prior to the Equality Act, there were various anti-discrimination acts (Race, Sex, Disability, etc.etc.) Yet none of them incorporated the principle of harassment. Harassment is now...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 10:33 AM
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Views: 1,732
Posted By Vixen
It still doesn't prove anything. A friend of...

It still doesn't prove anything. A friend of mine won a Supreme Court case in an Equality Act case (why did he have to take it to the Supreme Court [- then The Lords] in the first place?). This was...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 10:30 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 1,732
Posted By Vixen
But consider this. You are a soldier in the...

But consider this. You are a soldier in the British Army. You are in Iraq or Afghanistan in archaic equipment that puts yours and your fellows' health and safety at risk - indeed yours and their...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 09:20 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 1,732
Posted By Vixen
It remains my view and the fact the Minister of...

It remains my view and the fact the Minister of Justice thinks he can just throw it out seems to suggest he is not expecting anything much will be lost, except regarding those pesky asylum seekers...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 09:11 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 1,732
Posted By Vixen
These are 'submissions' not judgments. The first...

These are 'submissions' not judgments. The first one is regarding the ECHR and not the HRA 1998.

Sure, you can submit a claim under human rights it doesn't mean a win is commonplace.

This one:...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 05:37 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 1,732
Posted By Vixen
It is my perception - which of course might be...

It is my perception - which of course might be wrong - that German law is more mindful of individual rights. For example, privacy laws.


UK tabloids can splash your name all over the...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 05:35 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 1,732
Posted By Vixen
That was not my claim, that was what I was told...

That was not my claim, that was what I was told by a lawyer, when I suggested citing it (I forget the context but it was to do with helping someone out who was going through a horrendous time). I...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 05:13 AM
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Posted By Vixen
Because it occurred to me that perhaps he wasn't...

Because it occurred to me that perhaps he wasn't familiar with the nature of UK courts.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 05:12 AM
Replies: 145
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Posted By Vixen
You have a right to bring a case to court if...

You have a right to bring a case to court if there is a law to cover it and it is within jurisdiction. It doesn't mean you have a hope of winning. You have a strong case if you buy shoddy goods,...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 04:37 AM
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Posted By Vixen
What is the nature of these eleven thousand cases?

What is the nature of these eleven thousand cases?
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 04:29 AM
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Posted By Vixen
Nah. As Niinisto pointed out at the press...

Nah. As Niinisto pointed out at the press conference immediately after and as Erdogan knows perfectly well, as he is not a stupid man, neither Niinisto, as President, nor Andersson as the Swedish PM...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 04:21 AM
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Posted By Vixen
It could be argued that he is someone with...

It could be argued that he is someone with genuine Stalinist beliefs. There are such people around.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 04:16 AM
Replies: 2,364
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Posted By Vixen
It's not really amusing as it seems to imply...

It's not really amusing as it seems to imply sexual favours in return for £100K jobs, infinite vacations in exotic places and Lucy Lytte wallpaper. Shades of Harvey Weinstein.

This is the UK...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 04:13 AM
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Views: 66,109
Posted By Vixen
Are you saying people should not participate in...

Are you saying people should not participate in discussions? Wudang????
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 04:08 AM
Replies: 145
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Posted By Vixen
That is very fine on paper but what does it mean...

That is very fine on paper but what does it mean in reality? For example, one can appeal any conviction. Great! Yet when you look at statistics, no more than a thousand or so over the last couple...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 04:02 AM
Replies: 145
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Posted By Vixen
My perception is one shared by establishment...

My perception is one shared by establishment lawyers (see the chambers I quoted advising/reassuring insolvency lawyers that they need not worry about Human Rights challenges.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 04:00 AM
Replies: 145
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Posted By Vixen
Because when 'Hans' won his case citing Article 8...

Because when 'Hans' won his case citing Article 8 as a person declared legally bankrupt and his home being forcibly put up for sale to pay off his creditors, of course, it opens the floodgates for...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 03:55 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 1,732
Posted By Vixen
The eleven thousand cited by Mojo...?

The eleven thousand cited by Mojo...?
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 03:54 AM
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Posted By Vixen
IMV the Equality Act is taken about as seriously...

IMV the Equality Act is taken about as seriously as the Human Rights Act. It is a fine Act. Full stop. Good luck citing it in court.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 03:51 AM
Replies: 145
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Posted By Vixen
BTW I did not say '“hundreds, if not thousands,...

BTW I did not say '“hundreds, if not thousands, [of bankrupts] have tried citing Article 8 in their High Court application”, I said "I daresay hundreds, if not thousands, [of bankrupts] have tried...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 03:48 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 1,732
Posted By Vixen
Because any decision made by a court can be...

Because any decision made by a court can be appealed. Grounds for appeal are based on points of law. Therefore, people appealing being evicted have the Human Rights Act to cite as a 'point of law'.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 03:44 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 1,732
Posted By Vixen
The point being made was that from my...

The point being made was that from my professional and non-professionl working experience UK courts generally view human rights claims as a bit of a joke. Of course the Human Rights Act is enshrined...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 03:29 AM
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Posted By Vixen
See the UK.gov monthly insolvency figures quoted...

See the UK.gov monthly insolvency figures quoted earlier. See the last known case where a person served an eviction notice was allowed to appeal citing Article 8 - Pinnock (lost) - in the barristers...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 03:21 AM
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Views: 66,109
Posted By Vixen
What goes on in a person's marriage is their own...

What goes on in a person's marriage is their own private affair. However, a publicly funded minister having sex in a public place, namely the House of Commons, is our business as taxpayers and the...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 03:14 AM
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Posted By Vixen
Contempt of parliament to call a select committee...

Contempt of parliament to call a select committee a 'kangaroo court'.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 03:12 AM
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Views: 66,109
Posted By Vixen
I have no problem as to whether 'Steve Bray' or...

I have no problem as to whether 'Steve Bray' or 'Dave Allen' is the real name or not. You asked 'why the scare quotes?' The answer is that it is grammatically correct to show a nickname in...
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