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Forum: Politics Yesterday, 23:47
Replies: 7
Views: 169
Posted By paulschapman
In a democracy politicians are the servants of...

In a democracy politicians are the servants of the people (or more specifically voters). Sometimes our modern politicians tend to forget that and the comment ' Remove the need to bring obscenity...
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 20:00
Replies: 24
Views: 460
Posted By paulschapman
To be perfectly honest I could not care two rusty...

To be perfectly honest I could not care two rusty pennies for his image. That any government led by Milliband and Balls is going to repeat precisely the same mistakes as the last one (judging by the...
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 19:56
Replies: 22
Views: 500
Posted By paulschapman
I think you will find that council tax has...

I think you will find that council tax has remained pretty stagnant - mine even went down last year.
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 19:52
Replies: 57
Views: 1,083
Posted By paulschapman
And if Milliband actually had any substance he...

And if Milliband actually had any substance he would realise that going on about ones Jewish background and then going on to eat a bacon sandwich was a bit contradictory, given that Jews like Muslims...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 17:34
Replies: 61
Views: 1,533
Posted By paulschapman
Intp

Which is a fairly accurate description of me.
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 15:35
Replies: 8
Views: 457
Posted By paulschapman
And people still use 'If you have done nothing...

And people still use 'If you have done nothing wrong you have nothing to be afraid of' excuse when justifying increased surveillance. :o
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 15:18
Replies: 57
Views: 1,083
Posted By paulschapman
This was my reaction.

This was my reaction.
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 12:28
Replies: 133
Views: 3,841
Posted By paulschapman
Yes, how about it being 4-5 degrees hotter and...

Yes, how about it being 4-5 degrees hotter and lasting until November ;-)
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 11:33
Replies: 286
Views: 5,851
Posted By paulschapman
[/quote] I can answer all these with the same...

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I can answer all these with the same story. (and one that includes a Wikipedia link so not entirely anecdotal). One of my more distant relatives is a man called Fredrick Spencer Chapman -...
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 10:58
Replies: 59
Views: 1,478
Posted By paulschapman
Hows about taking the blame for what happened in...

Hows about taking the blame for what happened in this country during the recession, that it was the deepest and longest of any of the G20 countries. We were the last G20 country out of recession -...
Forum: Politics 24-07-2014, 23:03
Replies: 286
Views: 5,851
Posted By paulschapman
I've done both - have you? I can also benefit...

I've done both - have you? I can also benefit from a lifetime being around people who actually have worked in media - and most of those who cut their teeth in the area during the 60's and 70's are...
Forum: Politics 24-07-2014, 17:36
Replies: 5
Views: 228
Posted By paulschapman
No. There is very little of substance in what...

No.

There is very little of substance in what he said - the 10p rate is all very well but which government both introduced and abolished it originally (clue not the Conservatives)
Forum: Politics 24-07-2014, 17:33
Replies: 121
Views: 3,844
Posted By paulschapman
I'm more concerned about those people who for...

I'm more concerned about those people who for what ever reason oppose the government and then surveillance is used to find some 'dirt' on them to discredit what they say. Does not matter if it is the...
Forum: Politics 24-07-2014, 17:24
Replies: 25
Views: 705
Posted By paulschapman
So the person who told me that nearly 30 years...

So the person who told me that nearly 30 years ago was right ;)
Forum: Politics 24-07-2014, 17:21
Replies: 286
Views: 5,851
Posted By paulschapman
If you are going to make judgemental statements...

If you are going to make judgemental statements it is usually worth doing it based on experience.



It is a question of balance - it is also supposed to give a person enough basic knowledge to...
Forum: Politics 24-07-2014, 16:47
Replies: 25
Views: 705
Posted By paulschapman
This is not even a new problem. Back when I was...

This is not even a new problem. Back when I was 21 we were warned that the State pension would not be worth much and this was before Brown's infamous ACT reform raid on pensions which did so much...
Forum: Politics 24-07-2014, 14:54
Replies: 286
Views: 5,851
Posted By paulschapman
Spoken like someone who has never done it. Just...

Spoken like someone who has never done it. Just try understanding machine code or database design to 3rd Normal form, or the bubble sort or binary chop sort.



Throughout their time in...
Forum: Politics 24-07-2014, 12:32
Replies: 44
Views: 1,325
Posted By paulschapman
No, by more - Balls has been clear that he...

No, by more - Balls has been clear that he thought Osbourne was cutting more - the implication being that he would cut less. Spending would have been higher, not lower. That is before you factored in...
Forum: Politics 24-07-2014, 11:58
Replies: 36
Views: 1,001
Posted By paulschapman
Nothing wrong? What like backing a revolution in...

Nothing wrong?

What like backing a revolution in another sovereign nation?

Providing technical assistance in firing Ground to Air missiles one of which was probably used to shoot down a civilian...
Forum: Politics 24-07-2014, 11:36
Replies: 7
Views: 360
Posted By paulschapman
Given Cameron's very public condemnation of...

Given Cameron's very public condemnation of Russia and a call for sanctions - it does not look like these Russians spent their money wisely since they do not seem to be getting anything for it.
Forum: Politics 24-07-2014, 11:34
Replies: 36
Views: 1,001
Posted By paulschapman
OK in reading the report where is the...

OK in reading the report where is the hypocrisy?

Cameron has said that as far as he knows we have not exported to Russia and he will have it investigated to confirm. There really is not a lot else...
Forum: Politics 24-07-2014, 11:28
Replies: 121
Views: 3,844
Posted By paulschapman
So if you have done nothing wrong then you have...

So if you have done nothing wrong then you have nothing to fear eh? (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-28459711)



Also

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-23033790

&
Forum: General Discussion 24-07-2014, 10:43
Replies: 336
Views: 8,777
Posted By paulschapman
No it does not. According to a study by the...

No it does not. According to a study by the Kansas Judicial Council it costs approximately four times more to defend a death penalty case than a non-death penalty - defense costs for death penalty...
Forum: General Discussion 24-07-2014, 10:35
Replies: 336
Views: 8,777
Posted By paulschapman
Rather it demonstrates that state sponsored...

Rather it demonstrates that state sponsored execution should be consigned to history. Consider for a start how long he spent in death row, then the pain he went through.

The US executes more people...
Forum: Politics 24-07-2014, 09:26
Replies: 286
Views: 5,851
Posted By paulschapman
You've spent some time asking for education to be...

You've spent some time asking for education to be more humanities based - what is that but less science.



When? How?



Humanities is far more than just languages but the point was aimed at...
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