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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #14115 on: 01 March, 2018, 05:29:37 pm »

If the idea is to bar violent or unstable people from owning weapons then it must extend to all violent or unstable people, irrespective of whether they work for government or not.

Speaking as a teacher with a mental health problem, the idea of having a firearm fills me with dread.  In fact, as an ex-serviceman who was taken off live armed duty, I seriously question the sanity of such an approach.  This is one of those occasions when Sharky and I are completely on the same wavelength. 


.... and in today's news, a teacher with a mental health problem decides it's 'take a gun to work day'!

Now we did not see that coming did we?   :o

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« Reply #14116 on: 06 March, 2018, 10:33:39 pm »
And speaking of the banned word, has the biggest one of all finally suggested doing something that isn't appalling?  For the first time ever, I can say that I hope his latest policy is taken seriously.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/feb/28/trump-background-checks-gun-control


He must have read somewhere that 80% of voting-age Americans are in favour of gun control...


Wonder how long before he reads something else?

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« Reply #14117 on: 06 March, 2018, 10:34:23 pm »
Perhaps we could try 'queynte'?  Good enough for Chaucer?

Intersting and totally useless piece of information; according to wikipedia there used to be a Gropec**t Lane in London.  It seems that it was quite a common name to reflect the main trade conducted there!   :o
Also in York, and many other cities (though both the ones in York and London are now known as 'Grape Lane').

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« Reply #14118 on: 07 March, 2018, 05:18:12 am »
Aye, that was one of the things that turned up during a rather interesting 5 minutes procrastination research.  Makes you wonder how many other street names have been sanitised over the years and what their past was.

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #14119 on: 07 March, 2018, 11:01:26 am »
And speaking of the banned word, has the biggest one of all finally suggested doing something that isn't appalling?  For the first time ever, I can say that I hope his latest policy is taken seriously.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/feb/28/trump-background-checks-gun-control


He must have read somewhere that 80% of voting-age Americans are in favour of gun control...


Wonder how long before he reads something else?

Quite a while, I suspect, unless it's very short and mentions his name in big letters.  https://nypost.com/2017/05/17/how-trumps-aides-trick-him-into-reading-press-briefings/
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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #14120 on: 07 March, 2018, 04:37:49 pm »
Does that link say Alphabetti Spaghetti?

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« Reply #14121 on: 07 March, 2018, 06:10:17 pm »
I love the comment about him being a visualiser and loving diagrams.  I bet what the guy wanted to say was, "If it doesn't have pictures we've no hope.  Oh, and great big letters."

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« Reply #14122 on: 07 March, 2018, 06:36:50 pm »
They should write the reports on old Playboy magazines. Instead of the girls' information, put what needs to be read:

Isreal is a country in the Middle-East at the eastern end of the MED-DA-TA-RAY-NEE-AN sea... (should also probably be spelled phonetically).

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #14123 on: 07 March, 2018, 07:56:00 pm »
Isreal […] (should also probably be spelled phonetically).

Or at least correctly! :-)
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« Reply #14124 on: 07 March, 2018, 08:37:59 pm »
Isreal […] (should also probably be spelled phonetically).

Or at least correctly! :-)

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #14125 on: 07 March, 2018, 10:52:22 pm »
They should write the reports on old Playboy magazines. Instead of the girls' information, put what needs to be read:

Isreal is a country in the Middle-East at the eastern end of the MED-DA-TA-RAY-NEE-AN sea... (should also probably be spelled phonetically).

Things are getting heated between Miss Israel and Miss Palestine...

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #14126 on: 08 March, 2018, 06:36:24 am »


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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #14127 on: 14 March, 2018, 08:26:46 pm »
Continuing the news that Trump's weapons in schools policy is so hare brained it is unreal ...

Can I congratulations to our American brethren for electing the physical incarnation of Bad Bob Booth?

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #14129 on: 14 March, 2018, 09:19:58 pm »
For the Tories, Sovereignty equals whatever is in the best interest of themselves / their donors.  Clearly the Skripral incident has got their Russian donors spooked.To quote Camelot, "it could be you!"