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Forum: General Discussion 31-12-2010, 19:22
Replies: 11
Views: 1,601
Posted By Ethel_Fred
I thought this was the story about the number of...

I thought this was the story about the number of Kindles sold in the UK in the past year

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1342830/Kindle-Amazons-best-selling-product-2010.html

I'm...
Forum: Politics 31-12-2010, 10:25
Replies: 73
Views: 3,111
Posted By Ethel_Fred
Is it harder, I would have thought that setting...

Is it harder, I would have thought that setting the same rules for public & private sector would be equally effective - especially if the public sector organisation is run at arms-length like in NI....
Forum: General Discussion 30-12-2010, 18:40
Replies: 5
Views: 567
Posted By Ethel_Fred
Half Price Christmas Cards in Charity Shops

Is it moral to buy Christmas cards in charity shops that are now half price in their sales?
Forum: Politics 30-12-2010, 18:37
Replies: 2,326
Views: 103,092
Posted By Ethel_Fred
You'll end up with a high speed line to Brum...

You'll end up with a high speed line to Brum which will make Stratford-upon-Avon part of the London commuter belt.

Of course Birmingham International Airport could then advertise itself as London's...
Forum: Politics 30-12-2010, 18:34
Replies: 2,326
Views: 103,092
Posted By Ethel_Fred
Which will take off & land where? Last time I...

Which will take off & land where? Last time I checked LHR was at 98% capacity and the other London airports don't have that much slack in them.
Forum: Politics 30-12-2010, 18:29
Replies: 66
Views: 2,465
Posted By Ethel_Fred
Like the US stopped al-Qaeda from attacking the...

Like the US stopped al-Qaeda from attacking the US.
Forum: Politics 30-12-2010, 18:28
Replies: 66
Views: 2,465
Posted By Ethel_Fred
Hamas is a shitty little terrorist group who...

Hamas is a shitty little terrorist group who should be wiped from the face of the earth.

Satisfied - so can we get on with criticising the governance of an allegedly civilised nation?.
Forum: Politics 30-12-2010, 18:24
Replies: 66
Views: 2,465
Posted By Ethel_Fred
They don't dare compare Israel to a democracy....

They don't dare compare Israel to a democracy.

As a state it's a "dead man walking" as either it will be outbred within it's borders by people who don't have the high aspirations of the likes of...
Forum: Politics 30-12-2010, 16:38
Replies: 73
Views: 3,111
Posted By Ethel_Fred
Oops, I must have been on alt-Earth where John...

Oops, I must have been on alt-Earth where John Smith survived his assassination attempt but turned out to be as Evil as Tony Blair.

Then again I might have meant Adam Smith :D

As to the premise of...
Forum: Politics 30-12-2010, 11:32
Replies: 73
Views: 3,111
Posted By Ethel_Fred
John Smith Institute, The Conservative Party...

John Smith Institute, The Conservative Party...
Forum: Politics 30-12-2010, 11:30
Replies: 73
Views: 3,111
Posted By Ethel_Fred
The Free Market Solves All Problems. Government...

The Free Market Solves All Problems. Government Interference Is Always Wrong.
Forum: Politics 30-12-2010, 11:28
Replies: 73
Views: 3,111
Posted By Ethel_Fred
The only reason the water companies have been...

The only reason the water companies have been upgrading their networks is because they are legally required to do, not because private companies would do it by themselves.

But as we are keep...
Forum: Politics 30-12-2010, 11:22
Replies: 415
Views: 11,990
Posted By Ethel_Fred
So complain to the people who DIDN'T vote.

So complain to the people who DIDN'T vote.
Forum: Politics 30-12-2010, 11:19
Replies: 145
Views: 3,802
Posted By Ethel_Fred
What is wrong with this government - it claims...

What is wrong with this government - it claims that it's the government of "low regulation" and "low interference" & local people making local decisions yet every day they come out with some more...
Forum: Politics 30-12-2010, 11:04
Replies: 73
Views: 3,111
Posted By Ethel_Fred
It's against the idea of the Free Market. People...

It's against the idea of the Free Market. People should have the right to accept poor quality water supplies, it's up to them if they want to have typhoid or not

If "public health" is so important...
Forum: Politics 30-12-2010, 10:21
Replies: 73
Views: 3,111
Posted By Ethel_Fred
All that proves is that making things a legal...

All that proves is that making things a legal obligation works. But surely that's government intervention which is wrong :confused:
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 29-12-2010, 17:21
Replies: 53
Views: 16,676
Posted By Ethel_Fred
Richer Sounds sell multi-region versions of name...

Richer Sounds sell multi-region versions of name brand (eg Panasonic) DVD players - these either need a chip replacement or use of a special remote to get into the engineering menus.

The really...
Forum: Politics 29-12-2010, 11:09
Replies: 258
Views: 6,534
Posted By Ethel_Fred
The only connection between the ASI and the views...

The only connection between the ASI and the views of Adam Smith is the name.

The ASI have taken Adam Smith's ideas and produced their own bastardised form.

You'd never, for example, have the ASI...
Forum: Politics 11-12-2010, 07:14
Replies: 12
Views: 854
Posted By Ethel_Fred
Con / Lib Dem Coalition Collapses

As 7 Lib Dems Leave Party (http://menmedia.co.uk/rochdaleobserver/news/politics/s/1388302_labour_to_take_control_of_rochdale_council_as_conlib_coalition_falls)
Forum: Politics 11-12-2010, 06:23
Replies: 60
Views: 3,321
Posted By Ethel_Fred
Localism Bill

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1337597/Locals-new-rights-save-pub-post-office-closure.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

Guess the post offices, libraries, etc will be run by the people who used to run...
Forum: Politics 10-12-2010, 20:11
Replies: 14
Views: 694
Posted By Ethel_Fred
Clegg's got a tiger by the tail. If he lets go...

Clegg's got a tiger by the tail. If he lets go he'll be eaten.
Forum: Politics 10-12-2010, 20:07
Replies: 11
Views: 500
Posted By Ethel_Fred
US makes up laws as it goes along - it wasn't too...

US makes up laws as it goes along - it wasn't too long ago that they declared that car bombs were Weapons of Mass Destruction.
Forum: Politics 10-12-2010, 19:02
Replies: 124
Views: 3,711
Posted By Ethel_Fred
Over how many years - even assuming a zero...

Over how many years - even assuming a zero interest rate & "only" 18000 debt that's 17 years of repayments.

Oops - did it on 6000 "loan" - effectively it means you will pay for 30 years if you...
Forum: Politics 10-12-2010, 18:58
Replies: 100
Views: 3,498
Posted By Ethel_Fred
Water Canon

So what would be better - wet printers or wet cameras - or vicars or bishops?
Forum: General Discussion 10-12-2010, 18:46
Replies: 25
Views: 758
Posted By Ethel_Fred
Assuming of course the murder victims weren't...

Assuming of course the murder victims weren't also victims of rape, robberies or car crime.
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