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  1. Yes, the same government that awarded a shipping contract to a shipping company with no ships is now giving a contract to a manufacturer in Singapore who has never mad ventilators. What a bloody joke.

    If he was employed in the private sector he'd have his P45 by now.

  2. On 3/23/2020 at 9:12 AM, chesters1 said:

    Besides bringing in draconian laws that may not be repealed once the disease has gone i wonder what else is being 'buried behind bad news

    Indeed, Chesters. I don't trust them as far as I can throw them.

  3. 15 hours ago, Huge_Vitae said:

    The funniest thing about communism is the people who support it in one post and then use it to berate people who quote a supporter in another post, not aimed at you Ken!

    I hope that wasn't intended for me Huge, because I doubt that there is anyone more opposed to Communism than me. The only thing I find more distasteful is hypocrisy. (and the WAS addressed att our Brummie bruvver).

  4. 14 hours ago, Phone said:


    In fiscal year 2020 the governments in the United Kingdom are expected to spend about 39 percent of Gross Domestic Product. Most of the money goes for health care, education, pensions, and welfare programs.

    We, the US come in relatively close @ roughly 30% with a much lower % allocated to healthcare (NIH)

    I tend to be a "socialist" but the other choice is "to increase wealth".  Both countries pretty much suck at capitalism right now.  Just wait til I present you with the Novis -19 bill - you'll really be sucking wind then.


    Never mind Phone the health care enterprises in the good old US of A will make a proper killing from COVID-19, dontcha think?

  5. 19 hours ago, Ken L said:

    It's advocates always seem to think that they will be able to achieve their utopia with just a little more crushing of individual freedoms or perhaps a few million more rotting corpses.

    Just like the fascist juntas in in South America eh Ken, mostly supported by the Land of the Free and The Home of the Brave? Don't I remeber old Maggie sucking around Pinochet's scrotum?

    Chile: Gen. Augusto Pinochet’s Military Junta, 1973-19
    Guatemala’s Military Dictatorships: Set up for the good of UFC.
    El Salvador’s Military Dictatorship: 1979-1992
    Argentina: The Dirty War, 1976-1983 Supported by that famous criminal Kissinger.
    Bolivia: The Hugo Banzer Dictatorship, 1971-1977
    Paraguay: The Alfredo Stroessner Regime, 1954-1989
    Strooesner, that lovely Conservative that had people dimmembered by chain saws

    You seem to have a selective memory or perhaps this bit of the Good Book was written for you? "First cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye."

    Oh, I nearly forgot our¬†own European fine upsdtanding Conservatives like Mussolini and¬†Se√Īor Castro. Wasn't it a nice European Conservative that allowed our funny moustached friend¬† to bomb his own people.

    The hypocrisy is astounding.

  6. 15 hours ago, Ken L said:

    The weird thing about socialism/communism is that no matter where you look, no matter how many millions of people have starved to death, no matter how many are murdered or shipped off to gulags, it never seems to have been implemented "properly" anywhere.

    It's advocates always seem to think that they will be able to achieve their utopia with just a little more crushing of individual freedoms or perhaps a few million more rotting corpses.

    I am not an advocate of communism any more than I am your right-wing, Libertarian bullshit.


  7. On 3/19/2020 at 2:25 PM, Ken L said:

    Nothing. You're describing communism and under communism, individuals have no value.

    That is an opinion Ken. Can one demonstrate it to be true. In the Cold War I visited USSSR and Poland and I do not think your claim is factual.

    Come to think of it, do you think that you have intrisic valuue to anyone outside of your circle of kith and kin?

  8. On 2/8/2020 at 9:44 AM, Cameraman said:

    Your arguement Sir is a non starter and pulled out as a poor excuse for abolishment whenever this is brought up.

    The thing is it couldn't happen unless there is intelligence and proof and the family member has either a history or interest in murder, terrorism or associated buffoonery. It's why we have a justice system, trial by jurors, defence by barrister and a whole lot of hoops to jump through. Innocent until proven guilty. If a member of my family was involved in any form of terrorism a whole file would be available for defence and prosecution and someone somewhere would be able to provide indisputable evidence of guilt. Its not execution  by association or circumstantial evidence. The authorities don't just randomly arrest and execute. The British justice system might not be perfect, but it's the best we have. I have to believe in it and uphold it, defend it. Defend my country.

    Btw, I'm a retired ex Soldier, I spent the best part of 30 years man and boy in The Parachute Regiment. I believe in my country, I trust my country and I have defended it, several times. I also believe in free speech, and the right of what I consider absolute buffoons to have their say.

    Nothing wrong with the death penalty, I firmly believe in that too.

    Pedos, rapists and terrorists straight to the top if the list. - and that Sir is my right to free speech.

    Freedom of speech is a wonderful thing. 

    If it was up to clots like you Lindy Chamberlain would be dead fror a crime she did not commit. You sir might rate as a kunt of the highest order if you just had a tad more warmth and depth.

    That sir is MY freedom of speech as an ex Merchant Seaman.

    Tell me something, it's not a requirement to be as ignorant as pig **** to get to be a Pongo, so how did you get in?

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  9. 5 hours ago, Phone said:


    Boris Johnson’s government  reclaimed control over British fisheries with a law allowing the U.K. to decide who can fish in its waters and on what terms.Do you suppose this could be one reason these small fishing towns abandon laboUr?]

    Everything I read seems to have brightened the outlook for these fishermen


    I'll bet you still beleive in Santa too?

  10. 10 hours ago, Phone said:


    First, the event is certainly a good deterrent for the dead chap. Your logic is misplaced. The death penalty would be far more effective if it was conducted in the town square.  Everyone asks how to justify. No one asks whether to justify. Having the death penalty and using it properly are two entirely different matters. I believe death to be a once in a lifetime experience.  Whether to justify the death of the criminal is easy for me, whatever serves the greatest good for the greatest number, it is the moral choice.

    Should you extrapolate your facts based on the data you provided instead of 300 million guns we would have 3 billion guns in private ownership.  YES people with guns kill people.

    As for my religious brethren, "Vengeance is mine sayth the Lord" I choose not to judge for I am far from perfect


    Obvioulsy not, otherwise he would not have commited the offense.


    There is nothing wrong with my "logic".

    10 hours ago, Phone said:


    Morality is what society believes, they believe guilty people deserve to be punished in proportion to the atrocity of their crime and suffer in a way appropriate for the crime. Seems pretty easy to me. The benefits far outweigh the cost to the innocent.




    If morality is what society believes then that would imply that once upon a time owning another human being as property and burning people at the stake lest they be witches would have been moral things to do. Neither have been moral at any time.

    I do not give a horses **** for you or anyone elses "beliefs" unless you prove that your have facts, not emotions to back them up.

  11. If the death penalty is such a good deterrent Phone explain to us why the murder per capita rate is higher in US States that carry the deat penalty than those who do not?https://deathpenaltyinfo.org/facts-and-research/murder-rates/murder-rate-of-death-penalty-states-compared-to-non-death-penalty-states

    You don't get "morally justified" jsuy by claiming that this is so. 

    I always am amzed tha supposed Christians in the US support the deat penalty. Your boss upstairs will not be inpressed.

  12. 1 hour ago, Ken L said:

    And old man Steptoe clings tenaciously onto his position while his would be replacements squabble about the best route to irrelevance.

    Will it ever sink in that I don't vote Labour Ken?

    Meanwhile when is Cummings going ro get his hand out from np Ball Jaws' rear hole? I thought you didn't like unelected folks governing us?

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