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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #14625 on: 08 October, 2018, 01:22:29 pm »
I genuinely don't understand why it's still legal. Perhaps it's something to do with it being hidden, and people not liking to talk about genitals. But imagine if a religion was all about hacking off earlobes or nose tips. After all, you don't really 'need' those. As for blood running cold – more blood boiling here.

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #14626 on: 08 October, 2018, 08:07:01 pm »
It's also proven in recent history to be reversible in terms of attitude. Australia used to echo the US (and how the UK was a long while ago) regarding how common this was. They then switched guidelines, and within a generation the numbers dropped significantly. In the US, though, they still cling to this, offering all kinds of bullshit regarding hygiene, cancer risk, and even sex (with American women often cited as apparently preferring a cut bloke – probably because that's what they're used to).

For what it's worth, I work in a hospital path lab and we get adult foreskins on a regular if not daily basis. A very tiny fraction of the overall workload, of course, but they can be troublesome. As you note in your subsequent post, people don't like talking about these things.

That said, I'm not keen on the idea of routine circumcision without consent, either.

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #14627 on: 11 October, 2018, 02:34:46 am »
The BBC cementing the heuristic that any headline that asks a Yes/No question has a really obvious answer:

Should women be spelt womxn?

(Saves anyone the trouble of reading the article.)
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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #14628 on: 13 October, 2018, 10:04:31 pm »
Anyone who is familiar with the Irish boys in blue will be at once completely unsurprised and utterly terrified to hear about the vindication of Sergeant Maurice McCabe.

It turns out that (as a whistleblower who tried to expose Garda corruption) he is not a paedophile who abused his own children, but rather the victim of a conspiracy by his colleagues to smear his name. Though, fortunately, most people realised that a long time ago.

Fuck, to quote the late Eazy E, tha police. The Irish ones anyway.  Lucky there's a few like McCabe still around.
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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #14629 on: 14 October, 2018, 05:15:30 am »

Our costumed crackpots are no different. Liars, cheats and bullies, in my experience, protected by the illusion of power. Even the good ones seem to think they're above the rest of us, protected by magic costumes given to them by the deluded muppets in government.


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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #14630 on: 15 October, 2018, 11:33:47 am »
Are the Tories all doing a Gulbadeen Hekmatyar and attacking their allies to weaken them in the final Brexit negotiations or are we going to crash out? Miserable question but is it jockeying or something much worse, and we go out of the Eurozone back to WTO rules plus NI border shambles?
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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #14631 on: 15 October, 2018, 11:50:01 am »
We're going to crash out, unless there's a last-second climbdown by the UK or MPs find a collective spine.

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #14632 on: 15 October, 2018, 12:16:50 pm »
It's a shame I'm not much of an Irish nationalist because if I was I could be enjoying this whole karmic payback thing.  If nothing else it'll be a hoot to see Irish people making famine jokes about the British.

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #14633 on: 15 October, 2018, 12:29:44 pm »
Yeah,  I dont think our economically-ruined terrorist-stalked island would be in much of a position to gloat*. We'd certainly be suffering a hell of a lot more than Boris & Chums,  unless someone takes a pop at Brighton again... And I don't even know how I'd feel about that at this point. And if I don't,  you can be sure there's plenty whose feelings are quite clear.

Given as how EVERY permutation of Brexit is intrinsically a disaster, my money is on the average venal opportunist secretly angling for a last minute re-run and scrapping of Article 50 so that they can play the see-sawing markets for a bit and then settle back into lucrative careers of spittle-flecked divisionist euro-blaming.  That's not going to be any fun either, but on a purely personal note it'd be better than teenagers pointing guns at me every time I fancy some cheap booze and fireworks and tit-for-tat atrocities on the radio every morning.


*Never stopped us before...
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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #14634 on: 15 October, 2018, 12:38:32 pm »
I am reasonably certain that if the RA don't kill any civilian casualties in their upcoming campaign, they will be the first terrorist group to have the support of the majority of the UK's population.

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #14635 on: 15 October, 2018, 12:54:25 pm »
And that's democracy!  Thought this was rather good: https://mobile.twitter.com/DonaldClarke63/status/1051143334226526208