Greg Tingey

Greg Tingey

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    Charlie To which one can add, not just the separate political jurisidictions, but, in a case like this the importance of trust between them One change of government at one of the intermediate stages & your power is cut off....
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    EC Or the number of states that fell to fascism, because the left-&-centre were so concerned with ideological purity that they allowed to fascists to take over. Spain in the 1930's comes to mind, with the Republicans fighting amongst themselves....
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    EC "Just as Italy did" - WHEN? And, for all of his one disastrous mistake ( Iraq II ) Blair was significantly better than anything since 2010. A return, even to that would be a vast improvement on what we...
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    Charlie 1. Report of 52% turnout, actually - still low, though ... 2. Yes - This is the way to go - get the STUPIDS in both Labour & Lem 0 Crat to vote tactically, or cnadidates to stand down,...
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    EC You forgot the primitive catholic arseholes in Central America & to a lesser extent, Hungary ... but I take your point. paws Handwavium - it's what he's used every time so far, when the problems of living at 51.5°N...
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    A crack in the fascist's armour & a warning of the damage done - which others might heed? I think I know why - Chesham & Amersham is solid old-fashioned conservative - voting for people like Ted Heath & H...
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    "Waste" disposal We have (supposedly) 3 bins One for recyclable waste - they sort it, Two for compostable waste ( I don't have one, obviously ) & three - for the non-recyclables. Seems to work. Especially as people are reminded...
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    paws @ 758 All too true - but ... how long for? Mike Collins I went all-LED about 18 months back - I've had to relace on, dodgy one. Charlie @ 767 Scotland joins EEA/EFTA in 2027 - right ......
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    paws EXCEPT that Scotland "rejoining" the EU will take AT LEAST 10 years ... And I don't think we've got 10 years There are signs that the Brexit crunch will hit this year & early next - the "sausage wars"...
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    JBS And, in fact, was still lawful in England & the United Kingdom itself. WRONG Look up the "Mansfield Decision" of 1772, why don't you? Charlie @ 726 Make that 20 or 30 years digging out .... Agree that it's...
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    H Not so. Because - even then, "we" knew there was such a thing as biting off more than one could chew Charlie No It was inevitable after the independance of "India" in 1947 JBS AT PRESENT WE are a...
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    Dave P indeed ... but there's one supposedly "D" Senator who is wilfully foot-dragging & screwing the whole thing up .. um, err .."Manchin"?? Why? Who's got his personal "details" as a binder I wonder? And how can his arm...
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    icehawk The USA is NOT a democracy, right now & it's receding, unless Biden can kick some backsides in his own party (!)...
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    H It wasn't "just" that Mahan formalised it, but throughout human recorded history, whoever controls the seas .. controls, if not the planet, a sizeable portion of it. The only thing that can really bring a thalassocracy down, really, is...
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    Nojay Except the current Han Empire are planning on it happening ( I think ) Charlie I had not noticed the shortages of fruit/veg - but then - I wouldn't would I? ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Just after I finished sending my previous,...
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    Paws SLIGHT PROBLEM "N Holland" is also a sub-district of Lincolnshire - my grandmother used to live in it ( Holbeach) Charlie @ 594 - phew - thanks. Geoff Hart The operative word is - "Yet" Belt-&-Road is actually following...
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    Charlie - for everybody else: who hold Shi'ism to be heresy and would like to wage a war of extermination. And have been doing since 680 CE / 61 AH - "battle" ( Massacre, actually ) of Karbala People really...
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    @ 553 Oh FUCK Can't spell, either .... Troutwaxer @ 575 The floating Island of Laputa - was also it's own ultimate weapon That was, when ... 1726 (!) H Thanks for that Puts it into perspecitve, doesn't it? ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^...
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    CHATBOT! - again @ 530 ARRGH! or something...
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    CHATBOT! FRNJweaver 51 - please nuke with extreme prejudice? ( Aside to whitroth ... SotmMN's Issues are: "LOOK AT MEeeee!" & tiresome, but agree it's almost-certainly human. )...
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    Moz The "R's" are desperately screaming UNFAIR! at the v. sensible proposal to make "DC" a state. Something about "No taxation without representation" I think? Um, err .. "United states of Mexico" ??...
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    Geoff Hart Belt-&-Road is old-fashioned colonialism + Imperial expansion Berlin to Bhagdad Railway, anyone? More that than Cape-to-Cairo, which was a proposal, based on stuff/land already "acquired"....
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    David L & SS Thiis, of course the source of the US r/white-wing meme: "But the Nazis were socialists, they must be left-wing!" Yeah, straight alongside N Korea being "Democratic" because it's in the name, right. Mostly rich liars peddling...
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    Toby @ 389 "We have met the Enemy & he is us" Charlie @ 392 The USA IS a colonial, Imperial power. But, then so is the PRC, who, let's face it are a far worse evil ( Hard to...
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    Ioan Korea / Vietnam Barbara Tuchman wrote a book called: "The March of Folly" Which included Vietnam - & people could tell. Real experts, like P M A Linebarger/Cordwainer Smith wouldn't touch 'Nam with someone else's & said so, but...
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    JBS And, IIRC - something I learnt much later, was that "we" - the Brits - with experiance in India & Burma & with Indian Indepandance obviously coming, didn't want anything to do with it. Another reason why, when asked...
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    Charlie 13/08/1964 is the date given by wiki - the legislation was a year later, but the "authorities" were against it, & the public wasn't ... Rbt Prior but then make it clear to the audience what they were admiring...
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    Pigeon & foxesaa Indeed - the RMS Lusitania sinking dampened Imperial German efforts, but it was the Zimmerman incident that did it - completely....
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    Paws Yes & Churchill / Attlee / Macmillan / Heath / Callaghan all did military service, too. H SS Troopers idea of bombing aliens until they ally with us. Worked on fascist Italy in WW II didn't it? Charlie @...
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    Rabidchaos @ 157 Such was the importance of experienced workers in key industries that the military barred them from enlistment. You could make the case that, effectively, most of the US population was serving, whether or not they were in...
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