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guthrie

  • Commented on Radio silence
    You didn't get the combined sarcasm and dark humour. If everyone is labelled as mentally ill, disappearing people into secure accomodation for their own good is something that can happen very easily......
  • Commented on Radio silence
    Possibly a feature not a bug. When your entire adult population suffers from diagnosed mental disorders, keeping them controlled is simple....
  • Commented on Paging Agent 007
    Ah yes, the good old random hole in the ground, I've been in one of those, fortunately the combination of gaiter and waterproof trousers meant my leg didn't get soaked and I pulled my self out very quickly. What I've...
  • Commented on Paging Agent 007
    It was only last year that three old men died after spending the night out in the hills near Wanlockhead. Not very high, not craggy, and they were fairly local been walking there for years. Yet went out in the...
  • Commented on Paging Agent 007
    You have to accept at some point that you are simply not up to the job and should give up. I recall one scout leader stopping probably 8/10 of the way up Ben Vorlich and turning back, which seemed wrong...
  • Commented on Paging Agent 007
    All I can say for sure is that I borrowed my dad's shirt for D of E hikes, then stole it for good at some time at uni; since then I've bought my own and had another of his, and...
  • Commented on Paging Agent 007
    There was a famous early review of Buffalo clothing where the reviewer jumped in the sea up north in winter, wearing the clothing. After half an hour of moderate exercise after it, he was warm and dry. The material just...
  • Commented on Paging Agent 007
    Just don't buy any Karrimore stuff now, the brand was bought by a dodgy cheap guy, JJB sports I think. I got a pair of their outdoor boot/ shoe things 3 years ago and the insole worked loose in a...
  • Commented on Paging Agent 007
    Fellow 340 owner here, for a couple of years until it died of rust due I think to G or H reg's not being properly treated in the factory. It was nice when people didn't mess about with you on...
  • Commented on Paging Agent 007
    What I've read says that Thatcher et al abandoned the rabidly monetarist policies after a year or two of them not working. I think we all doubt that May has such flexibility....
  • Commented on Paging Agent 007
    Check if your surname originates from the Scottish- English border....
  • Commented on Paging Agent 007
    I see we have a miscommunication. Jousting without killing each other or the horses is late medieval and Tudor. It does also involve breaking wood on each other, with the better jouster being the one who hits the more important...
  • Commented on Paging Agent 007
    The Royal Armouries at Leeds used to have one of hte best jousting units in the country if not Europe until budget cuts got rid of it. I know one person who has done proper jousting on and off for...
  • Commented on Paging Agent 007
    I think we still have a few horses similar to chargers, but definitely a rather reduced breed, probably the direct descent lost from the medieval ones. I'll speak to some horsey people at Bosworth in August and see what they...
  • Commented on Paging Agent 007
    Yes, that's kind of my point, now I'm not at work and have had time to let things simmer. Much as our ancestors were really interested in making proper scientific measurements of things, I'd really like to know more about...
  • Commented on Paging Agent 007
    That strikes me as a hypothesis that is refuted by the huge number of horses used to work long days every day during WW1. Also there should be some evidence available, such as widespread complaints about lack of good horses....
  • Commented on Paging Agent 007
    Yes, it's funny how much things vary over time. Also, when people say "Christianity is/ says this", regarding gender, I wonder which varieties they mean, given that we've female ministers here in Scotland, yet other churches here and in the...
  • Commented on Paging Agent 007
    It's a bit dull though. I never did manage to finish reading it. Amazing how modern that insisting women are people is, though....
  • Commented on Paging Agent 007
    You really need to go and learn something about feminism, history of, and other cultures and societies before you address this topic again....
  • Commented on Paging Agent 007
    A simple and therefore not entirely correct answer but it's definitely a start, is that globally the patriarchy is triumphant. Therefore only men will get into positions of power where they can start wars, kill billions and waste trillions of...
  • Commented on Paging Agent 007
    For what it's worth, om the height of Frenchmen, I found this: http://www.nber.org/chapters/c7431.pdf It has data showing no drop off in average height of men during and after the Napoleonic wars, based on army conscript data. So unless the people...
  • Commented on Report on Seat 14C
    That's true, I've not paid much attention to the various racist atheist comments by famous people, or rather it blew up online years ago (a century in internet terms) and all the sensible folk I know have consigned such people...
  • Commented on Report on Seat 14C
    That's a stupid question. I don't recall him enthuastically embracing the concept, and I'm sure he would point out that reducing it all to "selfish genes" is a gross error. I don't get all this Dawkins hate; the handful of...
  • Commented on Paging Agent 007
    I wouldn't waste time answering, he always manages to make pointless sideswipes at climate scientists....
  • Commented on Report on Seat 14C
    Greg, haven't you learnt anything from reading here for years? It appears not. There are several levels of things going on here, like with the last Iraq invasion. One is that the individual directors, and companies like Deloitte, make lots...
  • Commented on Catching Up
    Allow me to pointlessly interject and say that I have been saying for years that the money spent on Edinburgh's tram would have been better spent on making all taxis and buses zero emissions, by whatever methods that worked....
  • Commented on Catching Up
    I have a mad theory that one reason labour won Kensington and suchlike in London is that all the dodgy foreign money is buying places and not renting them out. I think someone on here said a while back that...
  • Commented on Catching Up
    That's funny, my version of socialism involves transparency and separation of powers. So just implement it instead of the dictatorships of eastern europe and everything will be fine....
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: The Nightmare Stacks
    Although having typed that, the stated policy of continuing subsidies of farmers at current levels for two or three years beyond brexit was probably quite popular....
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: The Nightmare Stacks
    The country side used to be much more liberal though, not just conservative. There's also the point that the evil Tories up here seem to position themselves as the anti SNP, despite this being a British election, and some people...
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