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76  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: UK General Election, June 8th 2017 on: April 19, 2017, 02:43:29 pm
A spectacularly bad Labour campaign could see if sink to the low 20's in fairness.
77  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Unpleasant Kuckdom general election 2017: your vote? on: April 19, 2017, 01:44:01 pm
If anything, I had infinitely more time for Cameron, particularly coalition Cameron. I just can't get past Theresa May's disconnected view of immigration where now thanks to her policy changes, even after 5 years of marriage, my husband doesn't have full residency rights. She understands 'things' but fails to understand people. She's sterile in a manner in which Thatcher was sterile when it came to individualism despite preaching it; 'individualism is alright as long as it falls in line with policy' etc. She won't debate. She won't talk to the press. She shields herself and I think she has the potential to be PM for a decade and a quite dangerous one at that.
78  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: UK General Election, June 8th 2017 on: April 19, 2017, 12:50:56 pm
If you want to input numbers and have lovely maps pop up, this is probably the best choice Smiley

http://principalfish.co.uk/electionmaps/?map=predictit
79  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: UK General Election, June 8th 2017 on: April 19, 2017, 12:37:49 pm


Something to think about, Labour tend to poll lower as the campaign progresses, Tories more mixed.
80  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: UK General Election, June 8th 2017 on: April 18, 2017, 02:47:40 pm
Tim Farron hits the first fence. He won't say whether or not he considers homosexuality a sin on Channel 4 News.
81  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: UK General Election, June 8th 2017 on: April 18, 2017, 01:35:53 pm
Corbyn's strategy of not talking about Brexit when May staged it as a Brexit election is perplexing to say at least. I don't think "save the NHS" would carry as much weight as he thinks.

That slogan was worn out by 1950, in my opinion...

In fairness, the NHS crisis this winter was so historically bad that a Kinnock or a Blair (certainly) would have brought the government to it's knees on that one.
82  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: UK General Election, June 8th 2017 on: April 18, 2017, 01:06:33 pm
As I've mentioned somewhere, part of me thinks that Corbyn remains leader to spite Labour at this point. If the Lib Dems can get traction behind them during the campaign as they used to do, coupled with the UKIP having a difficult time trying to relevant, they could claw back those lost voters. The Lib Dems suffered in part from UKIP scooping up the 'not Labour or Tory' vote. Standing old hands in seats they lost actually makes sense.

I don't think Labour have a floor. They have lost seats in the past 4 elections in a row and I expect them to fall further back. There's no chance to No 10 even if they do recover a little without some agreement with the SNP, which requires stepping over any pretend authority they've given SLab.
83  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: UK General Election, June 8th 2017 on: April 18, 2017, 05:48:23 am
It's interesting she's not waiting till after the May locals before deciding.
84  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: UK General Election, June 8th 2017 on: April 18, 2017, 05:16:30 am
If it get's through Parliament I assume. Given that Labour back everything else the government does it should wave it through then roll over and take a pounding.
85  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of people having children when they are past middle age? on: April 17, 2017, 01:48:54 pm
This is a weird thread. If people wait, they wait. I'd rather people have children because they want to. not because of expectation. If 40 is the right time, it's the right time. The idea that it's 'eyebrow raising', well regardless of when and where I have children it's going to be eyebrow raising so I don't care.
86  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: 2017 French Presidential Election on: April 17, 2017, 10:52:57 am
A Le Pen - Fillon runoff. And in 2022 the French left will still run about 5 candidates.
87  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: How do you guys motivate yourselves? on: April 17, 2017, 06:17:37 am
Gym and sex.
88  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: UK General Discussion Thread: mayy lmao on: April 13, 2017, 10:38:36 am
Additional strange (and not very pleasant actually) detail: the 'Student Loans Company' (the state corporation that oversees the entire tottering edifice) is based in Glasgow. I.e. the people who send out nasty letters (which are usually phrased in a misleading style implying that i.e. it is real debt that you SCUM have not paid back WHY NOT) to graduates have mostly not had to pay into the system themselves/neither have their children.

And as someone who knows people who work at the SLC there is no joy nor revelling in irony on their part. And Scottish students still take out loams that they pay back through SLC. And I'm still paying back after 10 years as is my friend who works there Smiley
89  General Discussion / Religion & Philosophy / Re: Can someone still be an athiest if they believe our universe is a simulation? on: April 13, 2017, 04:08:48 am
Yes. If we live in a simulation our subjective reality feels real, but it is in fact objectively a simulation. Someone may have created that simulation but that someone must live in either 'actual reality' or perhaps is also in a simulation. It cannot be godlike if it's also a simulation. Nor can it be considered so if it's subject to a reality outside of it's self which it doesn't have domain over.
90  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: PAPOY Creepfest 2017 on: April 12, 2017, 12:02:15 pm
Pensive

91  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Chechen police are rounding-up, killing, gay men on: April 10, 2017, 03:31:00 pm
I have no word.

No one else will. Nothing will be done.
92  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Chechen police are rounding-up, killing, gay men on: April 10, 2017, 02:43:10 pm
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4397118/Chechnya-opens-concentration-camp-homosexuals.html

Now they have set up camps.
93  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Debate: Should abortion be legal? on: April 09, 2017, 08:07:41 am
Yes. The moralisation of women's gynecological health has been an unfortunate development.
94  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Do you support the missile strikes on Syria? on: April 07, 2017, 04:15:52 pm
Yes.  Absolutely.

We have to stand up to these thugs Putin and Assad.

Obama wimped out.

Trump has guts.

I know. Obama should have ignore congress...
95  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Do you support the missile strikes on Syria? on: April 07, 2017, 08:15:54 am
No. Firstly, I think Assad did what he did because he's been allowed to get away with it and that is our fault. As much as it's nice to see Trump has some sort of conscience, striking immediately because of TV pictures (and in response to human slaughter, rather than military action) might be the sort of thing you and I would want to do (and it's what I would want to do), but not the sort of thing a President should be doing. Particularly if you tell the Russians who tell the Syrians and the net effect is nothing. You can act just as swiftly and indeed more effectively if you coordinate your response.
96  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Do Millennials want stay at home gays? 1 in 5 identity as LGBT on: April 03, 2017, 11:25:03 am
I've always suspected the number is far higher than some of the absurdly low numbers that tend to get over-reported. This sort of confirms the YouGov poll from a year or so ago:



I think a lot of people that would have easily considered themselves 0 now have more comfort considering themselves 1 or 2 (or even 3 for some).

And the same poll had it as close to 1 in 2 in the UK

97  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Chechen police are rounding-up, killing, gay men on: April 03, 2017, 07:54:47 am
If any nation in the world openly started liquidating the LGBT population you can be assured that it's unlikely any action would be taken.
98  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Do Millennials want stay at home gays? 1 in 5 identity as LGBT on: April 01, 2017, 05:06:49 pm
http://www.glaad.org/files/aa/2017_GLAAD_Accelerating_Acceptance.pdf

-Millennials are significantly more likely to identify as LGBTQ than older generations. Specifically, they’re more than twice as likely (20% vs. 7%) to identify as LGBTQ than the Boomer generation, and two-thirds (20% vs. 12%) more likely to identify as LGBTQ than Generation X.

-Millennials are twice as likely as Gen Xers (12% vs 6%) to identify as transgender or gender non-conforming.

-While older generations of LGBTQ people tend to use the words like “gay” and “lesbian” and/or “man” and “woman” to describe their sexual orientations and gender identities, Millennials are more likely to identify in terminology that falls outside those traditional binaries.
99  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: UK General Discussion Thread: mayy lmao on: April 01, 2017, 04:44:57 pm
100  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Trump supporters: if the Russia thing turns out to be true... on: March 31, 2017, 11:39:19 am
Clay asked the question backwards.

If Trump was ever found guilty of a treasonous or impeachable offense would you support him remaining in office despite being in contempt of the constitution? If so, why?
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