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Forum: Politics Yesterday, 20:31
Replies: 31
Views: 1,446
Posted By Johnbee
First, the UK has a national debt. Scotland, if...

First, the UK has a national debt. Scotland, if it had voted yes, would presumably take some debt with it - how much would depend upon Scottish assets etc. at independence date. The lower oil price...
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 20:14
Replies: 7
Views: 513
Posted By Johnbee
Certainly the rise of UKIP as the party overtly...

Certainly the rise of UKIP as the party overtly doing their best to benefit from the racists' vote, so replacing the Conservatives in that regard, will mean that a few ethnic minority group members...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 19:33
Replies: 10
Views: 486
Posted By Johnbee
It was far too misty looking from here. A great...

It was far too misty looking from here. A great pity because the timing was perfect, just after sunset. I have seen it before a few times of course, as I keep a check on such things.
Forum: Movies Yesterday, 19:27
Replies: 8
Views: 724
Posted By Johnbee
Not strictly the topic, but all are probably too...

Not strictly the topic, but all are probably too young to know this. When I was at school we all had to watch a film each Christmas, which my memory tells me was a) nothing to do with Christmas, b)...
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 00:04
Replies: 31
Views: 1,446
Posted By Johnbee
I am afraid that this thread is just wrong. ...

I am afraid that this thread is just wrong. Scotland was not independent and would not yet be independent if they had voted yes. The plummeting oil price would have been a terrific boon for...
Forum: Advice Yesterday, 00:00
Replies: 18
Views: 1,092
Posted By Johnbee
4. OP, you have to decide yourself if you write...

4.

OP, you have to decide yourself if you write longhand with a pen, or into a word
processor. I can't write other than on paper with a pen. It has advantages as you can leave a few spaces when...
Forum: Politics 22-12-2014, 21:31
Replies: 9,411
Views: 348,971
Posted By Johnbee
That NOP poll is slightly out of line with the...

That NOP poll is slightly out of line with the rest, all of which show a small Labour lead and have done for most of the last few years.
The Conservatives are relying on a big giveaway in the next...
Forum: Advice 22-12-2014, 21:17
Replies: 83
Views: 9,208
Posted By Johnbee
You are very lucky. Get angry, demand that she...

You are very lucky. Get angry, demand that she leaves and chuck all her stuff out on the pavement. Change the locks, and ensure she does not nick the car. Phone a lawyer and start proceedings. ...
Forum: Broadcasting 22-12-2014, 20:53
Replies: 4
Views: 439
Posted By Johnbee
She was the best speaker of lines that I ever...

She was the best speaker of lines that I ever heard, in the theatre, on TV and on radio.
Forum: General Discussion 21-12-2014, 20:42
Replies: 72
Views: 2,086
Posted By Johnbee
It seems to me that most posters are rather wrong...

It seems to me that most posters are rather wrong about this.

I am certainly not 'filthy rich'. But I am certainly decently off for money and have been since about four years after getting a job. ...
Forum: Movies 21-12-2014, 20:12
Replies: 18
Views: 1,213
Posted By Johnbee
I listened to The Lady Vanishes on the radio, as ...

I listened to The Lady Vanishes on the radio, as a play, a long time ago. Much later I saw that there was a film of the same name. Of course I thought it wasn't half as good as 'the original'. ...
Forum: General Discussion 20-12-2014, 21:32
Replies: 70
Views: 2,649
Posted By Johnbee
If people work, they should be allowed within...

If people work, they should be allowed within reason to spend their money on whatever they want.

I will give you a little hint. Do not ever ever ever, preface a remark by claiming not to be...
Forum: Broadcasting 20-12-2014, 21:15
Replies: 33
Views: 2,375
Posted By Johnbee
<<<<< Only recently the report about the US...

<<<<<
Only recently the report about the US torturing people being wrong, and the BBC carried attacks on it, saying that torture did produce good results and saved lives, the whole day. >>:>>>


<<...
Forum: Politics 19-12-2014, 20:44
Replies: 152
Views: 3,928
Posted By Johnbee
I suppose it is the best that Cameron can hope...

I suppose it is the best that Cameron can hope for. If it were not from the much beloved Conservatives, it would be seen as an admission of abject defeat before the election even starts.

Look,...
Forum: Advice 19-12-2014, 20:30
Replies: 21
Views: 2,517
Posted By Johnbee
Actually I think it might be a good idea that you...

Actually I think it might be a good idea that you ask the boss, if you don't know, exactly what it was that you are supposed to have done. That is, make sure that you are not supposed to have done...
Forum: General Discussion 19-12-2014, 20:16
Replies: 34
Poll: tl:dr
Views: 1,284
Posted By Johnbee
I did not know what tldr meant so I read the post...

I did not know what tldr meant so I read the post just because there was a poll and I wanted to vote against posts that assume I know what their silly abbreviation means, (I suppose they are posted...
Forum: Broadcasting 19-12-2014, 20:06
Replies: 33
Views: 2,375
Posted By Johnbee
So the articles promote a BBC record, and someone...

So the articles promote a BBC record, and someone (from the BBC?) posts a message on here complaining about the anti-BBC bias, or some such garbage. Come on BBC man, what do you expect, all they are...
Forum: General Discussion 17-12-2014, 21:45
Replies: 51
Views: 2,462
Posted By Johnbee
A relative of mine bullies his son badly - not...

A relative of mine bullies his son badly - not physically, but criticism, blatant favouritism towards another child, always beats him at any game, shouts bad instructions when he plays football,...
Forum: General Discussion 16-12-2014, 19:25
Replies: 126
Views: 2,936
Posted By Johnbee
I think the point is that the census question is...

I think the point is that the census question is sponsored by the churches. It is rather deliberately designed to produce a higher answer than would be the case if the British Humanist Association...
Forum: Broadcasting 16-12-2014, 19:10
Replies: 110
Views: 5,736
Posted By Johnbee
I wonder if anyone remembers the Stan Smith/Ilie...

I wonder if anyone remembers the Stan Smith/Ilie Nastase final. That was played under the rules that players must serve without leaping into the court, and play must be continuous.

In those days...
Forum: General Discussion 15-12-2014, 20:38
Replies: 55
Views: 1,036
Posted By Johnbee
There are loads of great questions unasked, of...

There are loads of great questions unasked, of course.

Are you the one this year who was the first one to put Christmas lights on your house or front garden? If so, why be first|?

Plus, while I am...
Forum: Politics 14-12-2014, 21:36
Replies: 128
Views: 2,262
Posted By Johnbee
<< So low paid workers getting top ups are the...

<< So low paid workers getting top ups are the real drain on the public purse. >>

Actually they aren't. Excessive inequality is the economic problem of the moment.

Imagine a town of 10,000...
Forum: Advice 14-12-2014, 21:08
Replies: 9
Views: 1,166
Posted By Johnbee
Blimey, a man who thinks that the main purpose of...

Blimey, a man who thinks that the main purpose of the probate system is not to collect tax.
Forum: General Discussion 14-12-2014, 21:03
Replies: 52
Views: 1,276
Posted By Johnbee
OP somewhere not far away from where you live...

OP somewhere not far away from where you live will be an astronomy club. Find out where and go. Have a look through whatever is there, and ask for advice. Do not worry about being ignorant, nearly...
Forum: General Discussion 14-12-2014, 20:45
Replies: 373
Views: 7,142
Posted By Johnbee
< A rough rule of thumb is that the Muslim...

< A rough rule of thumb is that the Muslim population of major European and UK cities and towns is growing at around 3% a year due to immigration and higher birth rates. Meanwhile the indigenous...
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