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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #420 on: 06 May, 2010, 12:33:10 pm »
Well, it wasn't a wasted journey. You got yourself some smokes, after all! :)

Very true, I think all the polling stations in Scotland are located next to places to which sell booze and smokes. We need the encouragement, us Scots.
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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #421 on: 06 May, 2010, 02:12:49 pm »
Well, it wasn't a wasted journey. You got yourself some smokes, after all! :)

Very true, I think all the polling stations in Scotland are located next to places to which sell booze and smokes. We need the encouragement, us Scots.

I voted, I bought tobacco but I also bought tomato and onion bajis. See, not all scots are the same. :D
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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #422 on: 06 May, 2010, 02:17:38 pm »
I voted and on the way back I got some Pickled Onion Space Raiders.
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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #423 on: 06 May, 2010, 02:19:11 pm »
I voted and on the way back somebody stole my country.

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #424 on: 06 May, 2010, 02:24:44 pm »
The theft won't happen until tonight. Expect some high drama tonight and tomorrow, though - Florida-style dirty tricks a-go-go.
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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #425 on: 06 May, 2010, 02:28:20 pm »
More importantly ... you can still get Space Raiders ??  :o

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #426 on: 06 May, 2010, 02:31:31 pm »
Tomorrow we can begin planning the revolution.

http://uk.autoblog.com/2010/05/05/elderly-campaigner-causes-4-mile-tailbacks-with-traffic-light-pr/

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I voted and on the way back I got some Pickled Onion Space Raiders.

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #427 on: 06 May, 2010, 02:47:19 pm »
Excellent idea to use pedestrian crossings to stop traffic. Imagine thousands of people all across the country doing that on the same day. I'll add that to the rolling strikes and boycotts on the day we rebel... Brilliant!

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #428 on: 06 May, 2010, 03:17:01 pm »
More importantly ... you can still get Space Raiders ??  :o
Recessions hit hard though, think it's up to 15p a pack now.

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #429 on: 06 May, 2010, 03:21:52 pm »

Excellent idea to use pedestrian crossings to stop traffic.

Hoist 'em on their own petards, that's what I say... (Note to self: find out what the fk a petard is)...

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #430 on: 06 May, 2010, 03:34:07 pm »
A petard, iIrc, is a kind of old-fashioned hand grenade. It had a rather twitchy fuse and used to go off unexpectedly before even being thrown, flinging the unfortunate grenade-tosser into the air. Hence the phrase, hoist by his own petard. I guess if that happened these days we'd call it being petarded.


*edit* not a hand grenade, but a bomb used to blow holes in the walls/doors of besieged cities or buildings.
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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #431 on: 06 May, 2010, 03:34:47 pm »
I dont understand point A.What does "cockblocking" mean ?

I also already know and understand why we didnt get a referendum on the Lisbon Treaty.

B:The media can lean on whoever is in power to give us a referendum as much as they like but that doesnt have anything to do with the electorate being given one.All they can do is promote or propagandise the issue for or against it.

C:I am not acting like anything.All i do is point out facts so if politicians want to start acting like they are a force for good then i will shut up and be out of a job and then perhaps i cant start paying attention to other things instead.




Basically, Lab/Con/Lib/Whoever 'cockblocks' (not a real political term mind you, would be nice if it was) something in parliament by teaming up to stop a proposed item going through. Lab didn't offer a referendum on Lisbon, Cons attacked them (but then didn't offer a referendum themselves, and the LibDems said an issue like this didn't call for a referendum and called for a poll to see if we should stay in or leave the EU instead, so in this case no parties outright called for a referendum, but at least the LibDems offered something, which is the point I'm trying to argue.

B: Believe me; enough leaning will get the people what they want. Sadly, this has been abused by the Daily Mail brigade who simply exist to complain about things.

C: Sorry mate, but you come off as a bit 'tinfoil hat' sometimes, but not without reason mind you. Politics is a bloody murky business.

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #432 on: 06 May, 2010, 03:38:28 pm »
So, a cockblocking is like a gangbang where the electorate gets shafted by all the parties?

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #433 on: 06 May, 2010, 03:42:34 pm »
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Basically, Lab/Con/Lib/Whoever 'cockblocks' (not a real political term mind you, would be nice if it was) something in parliament by teaming up to stop a proposed item going through.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filibuster

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #434 on: 06 May, 2010, 04:04:22 pm »
Get a load of this as you will like it:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/doctorow/4581218328/

I feel like i want to laugh and get angry at once.

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Basically, Lab/Con/Lib/Whoever 'cockblocks' (not a real political term mind you, would be nice if it was) something in parliament by teaming up to stop a proposed item going through. Lab didn't offer a referendum on Lisbon, Cons attacked them (but then didn't offer a referendum themselves, and the LibDems said an issue like this didn't call for a referendum and called for a poll to see if we should stay in or leave the EU instead, so in this case no parties outright called for a referendum, but at least the LibDems offered something, which is the point I'm trying to argue.

B: Believe me; enough leaning will get the people what they want. Sadly, this has been abused by the Daily Mail brigade who simply exist to complain about things.

C: Sorry mate, but you come off as a bit 'tinfoil hat' sometimes, but not without reason mind you. Politics is a bloody murky business.
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A:No wonder i didnt recognise the term Cockblocking as it isnt a political term.

Labour broke a specific election promise to offer a referendum on the Lisbon Treaty.Conservatives/David Cameron made a lot of noise about offering a referendum on it while in opposition but as the election got closer and closer they flip flopped on it so no referendum from them now.You can read their election manifesto on europe yourself.They werent at any time able to offer a referendum while they were in opposition.

There is a big difference between an opinion poll and a referendum regarding the LibDems and the LibDems did previously support the idea of a LT referendum but again they flip flopped as well at the beginning of 2009.

B:I will believe it when it happens and NOT until because i have as little faith in the corporate media as i have with the LibLabCon.The corporate media havent exactly made much noise or leaned on politicians very much over the Lisbon Treaty so far and dont reflect the views of the public .

C:Its not like i sit here and make stuff up and its a question of how educated or wordly you are as to how much of a tin foil hatter i am .
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