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Forum: Mobile Phones 31-08-2015, 23:14
Replies: 70
Views: 2,512
Posted By tghe-retford
Inflating the price of Nexus' devices from an...

Inflating the price of Nexus' devices from an initial place of being subsidised by Google at a price most could afford to a price point competing with premium devices cannot have helped sales.

If it...
Forum: Mobile Phones 31-08-2015, 00:32
Replies: 70
Views: 2,512
Posted By tghe-retford
Android is fine for low end, cheap devices - it...

Android is fine for low end, cheap devices - it dominates there, such as the Moto G range. Where the problem lies is that mainstream manufacturers have got greedy and are trying to out-do Apple on...
Forum: Politics 25-08-2015, 22:17
Replies: 6,894
Views: 164,366
Posted By tghe-retford
So I note that according to the i newspaper front...

So I note that according to the i newspaper front page tomorrow (https://twitter.com/suttonnick/status/636271970657652736) (trust but verify of course), Corbyn is backing women only train...
Forum: Politics 15-08-2015, 14:40
Replies: 6,894
Views: 164,366
Posted By tghe-retford
There is one difference. The bookmakers before...

There is one difference. The bookmakers before the 2015 general election were calling for a Tory victory and Cameron to retain his position as PM at complete odds with what was being predicted by the...
Forum: Politics 15-08-2015, 13:58
Replies: 6,894
Views: 164,366
Posted By tghe-retford
Its ideology within the last few years from what...

Its ideology within the last few years from what I have researched has shifted to hard left authoritarian as the left is engaged in a civil war. Epitomised within this article in the same...
Forum: Politics 12-08-2015, 23:51
Replies: 6,894
Views: 164,366
Posted By tghe-retford
I think the right wingers and 'Tories in all but...

I think the right wingers and 'Tories in all but name' who are within the Labour party would do better to jump ship and stop kidding themselves. Particuarly so with my local MP tonight, John Mann MP....
Forum: Politics 29-07-2015, 09:22
Replies: 6,894
Views: 164,366
Posted By tghe-retford
As the old saying goes "if you can't beat them,...

As the old saying goes "if you can't beat them, join them". Seriously, there are many "Blue Labour" MPs who would do better to come out of denial, out themselves as Tory and jump to the other side....
Forum: Politics 26-07-2015, 10:51
Replies: 6,894
Views: 164,366
Posted By tghe-retford
John Mann MP, a supporter of democracy. Unless...

John Mann MP, a supporter of democracy. Unless you happen to vote for the wrong person, now he wants the race to be suspended until Corbyn supporte... I mean, "hard-left activists" have been...
Forum: Politics 23-07-2015, 23:47
Replies: 6,894
Views: 164,366
Posted By tghe-retford
Labour never learns. A smear campaign against...

Labour never learns. A smear campaign against Corbyn (disregarding whether his policies and arguments are credible for one minute) instead of rebuttals using facts, civility and rationality will...
Forum: Politics 31-12-2010, 22:41
Replies: 408
Views: 13,146
Posted By tghe-retford
Gordon Brown and his mismanagement of the...

Gordon Brown and his mismanagement of the economy, reckless, immoral and irresponsible bankers and gamblers on the worldwide markets, members of the general public who took on too much debt and...
Forum: Politics 28-12-2010, 21:23
Replies: 48
Views: 1,499
Posted By tghe-retford
Yep. James Murdoch - who made his feelings very...

Yep. James Murdoch - who made his feelings very clear about the BBC and Ofcom back in the 2009 MacTaggart lecture.
Forum: General Discussion 28-12-2010, 20:31
Replies: 83
Views: 5,682
Posted By tghe-retford
I am 27 and I don't go out to pubs and...

I am 27 and I don't go out to pubs and nightclubs, it's not my thing. I don't drink either.

When I was a teenager and into young adulthood, a decade or so of bullying contributed to me having social...
Forum: Politics 28-12-2010, 14:57
Replies: 402
Views: 12,164
Posted By tghe-retford
Good link. Without of course suggesting that our...

Good link. Without of course suggesting that our coalition would go as far as events in the past, it does show quite vividly the propaganda the right wing press and the Government are pursuing in...
Forum: Politics 28-12-2010, 14:43
Replies: 51
Views: 1,943
Posted By tghe-retford
Doesn't help that the mainstream parties all...

Doesn't help that the mainstream parties all urinate in the same pot either. I've no chance of voting for a party which represents my views here unless I put myself up for election.
Forum: General Discussion 28-12-2010, 14:40
Replies: 57
Views: 2,123
Posted By tghe-retford
Good point, and one I didn't actually see so...

Good point, and one I didn't actually see so thanks for bringing it up. I am aware of the obvious vested interest that the west and large (even small?) corporations will have in, that's a given, but...
Forum: General Discussion 28-12-2010, 13:14
Replies: 57
Views: 2,123
Posted By tghe-retford
Correct, but that doesn't change my stance that...

Correct, but that doesn't change my stance that it isn't my fault, it is the fault of the Government of the third world country for not wishing to change its own stance for its own vested interest or...
Forum: Politics 28-12-2010, 13:12
Replies: 51
Views: 1,943
Posted By tghe-retford
That's already happened. Wasn't Gordon Brown...

That's already happened. Wasn't Gordon Brown (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/politics/1570853/Gordon-Brown-From-Stalin-to-Mr-Bean.html), the man Vince Cable labelled "Mr Bean" Prime...
Forum: General Discussion 28-12-2010, 13:09
Replies: 57
Views: 2,123
Posted By tghe-retford
And don't forget, these countries won't have a...

And don't forget, these countries won't have a welfare system, so the old "children for cash" reason pedalled out can't be used here.

Alongside the Catholic Church's contraception stance as...
Forum: General Discussion 28-12-2010, 13:00
Replies: 57
Views: 2,123
Posted By tghe-retford
I think we should celebrate in this country that...

I think we should celebrate in this country that we have a welfare system which prevents the citizens of this country from falling into a trap of abject poverty where living in a shanty town...
Forum: General Discussion 28-12-2010, 12:42
Replies: 57
Views: 2,123
Posted By tghe-retford
Nothing in the bank - nothing. Your only options...

Nothing in the bank - nothing.

Your only options are to borrow money or sell something.
Forum: General Discussion 28-12-2010, 12:41
Replies: 57
Views: 2,123
Posted By tghe-retford
I agree, but who is at fault for those in third...

I agree, but who is at fault for those in third world countries being poor? It isn't my fault, it's likely to lie at the feet of those causing war or corrupt Governments, that's my argument.
Forum: General Discussion 28-12-2010, 12:33
Replies: 57
Views: 2,123
Posted By tghe-retford
Would you please like to provide an explanation...

Would you please like to provide an explanation for your stance?

Not sure about you, but seeing this fallacy all the time is grinding my gears:

Person A: The low paid are being exploited by...
Forum: General Discussion 28-12-2010, 12:32
Replies: 57
Views: 2,123
Posted By tghe-retford
And I would counteract that by saying, whose...

And I would counteract that by saying, whose responsibility is it to make the lives of the poor in third world countries better? It isn't the low paid and the poor in this country - should society...
Forum: General Discussion 28-12-2010, 12:25
Replies: 57
Views: 2,123
Posted By tghe-retford
Actually it's been used a lot in many places,...

Actually it's been used a lot in many places, it's as widespread as "Godwin's Law", which I quoted and linked to an article on Wikipedia in the original post.
Forum: Politics 28-12-2010, 12:24
Replies: 131
Views: 4,733
Posted By tghe-retford
That wasn't my argument. What I am trying to make...

That wasn't my argument. What I am trying to make a point about is that work ethic only goes so far, when it comes to paying the bills like electric, gas, council tax, rent and so much, money is the...
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