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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #195 on: 15 April, 2010, 08:29:35 pm »
I've found the solution to the countries problems. HOO HAA's books inspired me so here goes.>bates breath accordingly<

ZOMBIE-FACATION!

If we zombiefy the nation we save on fuel, electricity everything and help protect the enviroment for future undead generations.

Quantitive Eating I call it. Its the Noble Prize for sure this time! I think this will go down far better than my Sabre toothed kitten experiments. Glory days they were though eh? [minus the court cases and prison term of course.]
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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #196 on: 15 April, 2010, 08:50:38 pm »
I love these quiz things!

I'm 25% Conservative (health), 25% Lib Dem (education), 25% Labour (environment), and 25% Green (welfare).



I'll probably vote Socialist when the time comes.

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #197 on: 15 April, 2010, 08:58:56 pm »
Quantitive Eating I call it. Its the Noble Prize for sure this time! I think this will go down far better than my Sabre toothed kitten experiments. Glory days they were though eh? [minus the court cases and prison term of course.]

A wonderful idea! Move over Logan's Run:lol:

Just switched over the three party debate. Not a word of truth out of those charlatans... 

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #198 on: 15 April, 2010, 09:01:18 pm »
Oh was that debate on tonight. I would never have guessed. They haven't even mentioned it on the TV. Can't believe I missed it.







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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #199 on: 15 April, 2010, 09:40:35 pm »


Edit: Oh buggah. I see now it says choose at least 4, not just 4. I'm not sure I can have another go. Oh well. I'd already decided how I was going to vote anyway.

I did the same thing as i didnt have time to go through all of the topics.I will go back and do the rest later.
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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #200 on: 15 April, 2010, 10:29:28 pm »
Who wants to buy my vote?
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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #201 on: 15 April, 2010, 10:38:38 pm »
I've just gone through Vote for Policies, and frankly the experience was somewhat depressing. In every case there was a total lack of practical detail. Also, I had to choose the lesser evil in every case - there was nothing I could subscribe to with any enthusiasm, and I've forgotten what I voted for already. As someone who works in the NHS, the health policies made particularly grim reading - none of them have a fucking clue.

The laughable result was 77.78% to the Greens, 11.11% to the Lib Dems (Democracy), 11.11% to the Conservatives (Education).

Why is the result laughable? I'd never vote for the Greens, because I'm not anti-nuclear power and I'm strongly pro-GM technology.


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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #202 on: 15 April, 2010, 11:11:59 pm »
For God's sake, vote at the election. If you don't, you have no right to complain later.

Just being human, regardless of whether or not you vote, puts you under the remit of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 19 of which states “Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.”

If I don’t vote for anyone, I can still voice opposition at whoever wins. If I do vote for someone, and they subsequently fulfil every promise they made, I can still complain if I don’t like it. Freedom of speech is a wonderful thing.

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #203 on: 16 April, 2010, 04:00:41 am »
Why is the result laughable? I'd never vote for the Greens, because I'm not anti-nuclear power and I'm strongly pro-GM technology.


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But do those two beliefs determine your vote ahead of issues such as the economy, policing, education, foreign affairs, etc?  The Greens offer the best overall package of policies (to my mind and, it seems, to yours): inevitably you'll not agree with all of them.

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #204 on: 16 April, 2010, 09:20:40 am »
I'd never vote for the Greens, because I'm not anti-nuclear power and I'm strongly pro-GM technology.

Are you so keen on nuclear power that you wouldn't vote Green, because you couldn't guard against the possibility that having just two or three Green MPs in the House would be enough to stop a nuclear power station being built?

I am interested to know more about your enthusiasm for genetic modification. I'm not exactly horrified by it myself, but it seems to me any advantages it has to offer are purely commercial, whereas there are far greater potential human benefits to be had from social, political and economic reform than from the technological fix.
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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #205 on: 16 April, 2010, 10:18:05 am »
Somebody should really start making "I agree with Nick" posters.

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #206 on: 16 April, 2010, 12:01:16 pm »
So who's watchin the mass debate tonight? (and yes I meant that)

Me? Think I'll catch up on last fridays Ashes to Ashes...

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #207 on: 16 April, 2010, 01:49:33 pm »

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #208 on: 16 April, 2010, 01:59:15 pm »
What was the content of the facebook postings that were so contentious?

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #209 on: 16 April, 2010, 02:03:16 pm »
I asked, "Why did you not even bother to vote on the Digital Economy Bill?" which is, as anyone can clearly see, a wholly inappropriate question to ask an elected representative.

I should be ashamed of myself.  :-[