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101  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Al Realpolitik Institute of Sulfur Mining & Extraction on: November 16, 2013, 06:07:03 pm
Another death threat from the classy left!

Who's threatening anyone? I was simply saying if his head were to explode, that I would like to see it.

I thought your comment was implying you'd help him along - although my tongue was firmly in cheek.
102  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Al Realpolitik Institute of Sulfur Mining & Extraction on: November 16, 2013, 05:38:06 pm
Another death threat from the classy left!
103  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Teens play a new game - knock out on: November 16, 2013, 02:35:18 pm
How cowardly can you get? Basically sneak-attack them, and even if their victim's in a state to retaliate they're protected by a gang. These *****deserve everything they get.
104  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: PS4 on: November 16, 2013, 02:30:56 pm
Team Xbone booooooooo

Seriously?
105  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: How much of your future prospects is determined by who your parents are? on: November 15, 2013, 06:22:10 pm
Well of course they'd already have that, if the leftist union marxist revolutionary teachers would allow it.
106  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: How much of your future prospects is determined by who your parents are? on: November 15, 2013, 06:15:31 pm
My answer: Quite a bit of one's prospects is determined by who your parents are, but not in the sense that most socialists usually think it does. Much of one's prospects is determined by parental attitude and upbringing rather than straight up income/nepotism. In short, the rich teach their kids how to be rich.

Ah yes, it's the fault of the poor parents, and not the system that limits their options, nor the ever widening inequality that inhibits social mobility. If only they'd teach their kids to be rich.
107  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: United Kingdom General Election, 1918 on: November 15, 2013, 04:48:20 pm
108  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What stereotypes are thrust upon your poor, battered soul? on: November 15, 2013, 04:43:00 pm
I'm Scottish so must  drink Irn-Bru (true)

What's it like?  Is there caffeine in it?

It's my poison. If I described it's taste you wouldn't want to try it. It's like sweet burnt rubber.

Yeah, I'm a fan of it.

Don't really feel like stereotypes are ever threw at me, or if they have been, I can't remember them.
109  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: UK General Discussion on: November 15, 2013, 01:54:03 pm
I love how his paying his workers more than the rock-bottom service-sector average has convinced the media he must be a profit-shunning, philanthropist.
110  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Al Realpolitik Institute of Sulfur Mining & Extraction on: November 15, 2013, 01:45:35 pm
I understand this might come as some surprise to the Leftist Perpetual Outrage Machine of which you're apparently a part, but I don't genuinely support replacing progressive income taxes with a flat tax, no. I'm not American - as Antonio recognised in that thread anyone remotely familiar with my "political views" would know I'm not some kind of laissez-faire psychopath and was merely making a comment about the infantile nature of a thread about "Your Tax Policy" as if we're candidates for office.

I hardly think my unfamiliarity with your views, and my failure to recognise something said in a dead-pan manner was satire renders me as a member of the Leftist Perpetual Outrage Machine (whatever that is - it sounds positively Barfbag-esque) - but happy to check you off the laissez-faire psychopath list and admit your criticism is no longer hypocritical.

A VAT is different and is good public policy, though, and calling it "the most  regressive tax" there is a poor excuse for political argument.

Well, only if equality isn't remotely a priority to you.

The idea that Real Reform is only possible as an all-or-nothing measure is one of the dumbest things that the Left believes. If Obamacare hadn't passed you wouldn't see Real Reform. You wouldn't see healthcare reform for another decade at minimum. At most the next Democratic President might try to provide health benefits for poor kids or something. Maybe.

Or you might see the same demand for action produce a more meaningful solution than this Heritage-sponsored travesty. It's not a case of all-or-nothing, but you can't tell me implementing this healthcare act won't dampen the impetus for immediately (as in within this decade) tearing it up and creating a nationalised system, which is the real reform (much of) the Left believes in/hopes for. Without the emergency of 60+ million people priced out of coverage it's less likely that the fundamental issue - the systemic extortion from sociopathic profiteers, above delivering a healthcare service, will be addressed. This couldn't be, and isn't, a stepping stone - it's the (woefully inadequate) solution. It's to be welcomed over the existing crisis, but with the heavy-hearted realisation there'll still be no healthcare service for Americans for the foreseeable future.
111  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Al Realpolitik Institute of Sulfur Mining & Extraction on: November 15, 2013, 12:20:30 pm
And of course the Obamabots rush to defend their messiah's Heritage Foundation plan. Obamacare is an utter joke, an insult to advocates of actual health care reform (i.e. nationalization) and I hope it fails. The neoliberal cancer needs to be exterminated, even if cutting it off may hurt.

The casual sociopathy of sheltered rich kids who'll never have to worry about losing their health insurance.

It's a bit rich to be mocking the casual sociopathy of sheltered rich kids whilst promoting 15% flat tax and the most regressive tax there is (VAT/sales tax). But I'm sure that's credible and serious discussion to all the liberals on here.

Obviously Obama's health plan is better than nothing, but it's one of those remorselessly unambitious plans (Heritage Foundation guaranteed) that kill off any hopes for a real reform (or in this case, a healthcare system).
112  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: opinion of don rumsfeld on: November 15, 2013, 06:29:35 am
113  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Question for the native UK (or other) English speakers ... on: November 14, 2013, 09:08:35 pm
Yeah, I use it in the context that Smid outlined. Robinson was just saying it to fit with her snooty persona - whereby rather than it being said in the usual manner - to correct themselves and/or admit a mistake - she was doing that for them in a subtle but clear attempt to humiliate the person making the error (as is her way on that programme).
114  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: UK local by-elections 2013 on: November 14, 2013, 07:00:01 pm
My eyes.
115  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: NFL logos as European Soccer crests: a real work of art! on: November 14, 2013, 03:25:02 pm
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With American Football an increasingly popular sport on these shores[...]

[citation needed].
116  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: UK North - South Divide on: November 14, 2013, 03:11:49 pm
Hoist with their own petard. Cool

Although I'm not amazed that they'd win little better on a reduced lead?
117  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Am I the only one who's a Moderate Hero about the current mod spat? on: November 14, 2013, 03:08:44 pm
Cheesy
118  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Who Would You Have Supported In the American Civil War on: November 14, 2013, 02:37:09 pm
I am a modern man. I like [...]flexible labor markets

Nowt screams modernity like recreating poverty wages and making workers utterly at the mercy of business.
119  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What are you listening to right now? II on: November 13, 2013, 06:45:32 pm
Tears for Fears - Mad World.
120  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: UK General Discussion on: November 13, 2013, 06:05:31 pm
I see the BBC is treating us to more blatantly biased (and equally sh**t) documentaries from Dominic Sandbrook.

I thought the one on the 1970s was pretty good.

Though, the general rule is if I like something, then you shouldn't. Tongue

It was exactly what you'd expect from someone who'd (subsequently) write this, with absolutely nothing done to disguise its tone. Having never heard of him, I went in with an open mind and found it wasn't long before I was sure he was a Telegraph columnist: turns out it's worse.
121  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: New Opinion of Previous Poster's Signature Thread on: November 13, 2013, 04:46:38 pm
Irritating, because it screams sycophant at me.
122  General Politics / Economics / Re: What are you invested in? on: November 13, 2013, 04:33:05 pm
The overthrow of capitalism.
123  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: UK General Discussion on: November 13, 2013, 04:31:14 pm
I see the BBC is treating us to more blatantly biased (and equally sh**t) documentaries from Dominic Sandbrook.
124  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of this statement on: November 13, 2013, 02:00:10 pm
No, the British obviously are

And as a token of your appreciation we'll expect America to take Supersonic off our hands. Tongue
125  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Deluge of Absurdity, Ignorance, and Bad Posts III on: November 12, 2013, 08:56:44 pm
I thought our resident moralist not bothering to pick him up on it (except to offer him marketing tips) speaks for itself (ie works wonders in reinforcing my left-wing prejudice).
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