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Forum: General Discussion 16-02-2015, 13:18
Replies: 107
Views: 5,131
Posted By wonkeydonkey
Hasn't Howard Marks sustained an entire literary/...

Hasn't Howard Marks sustained an entire literary/ media career by selling accounts of his life of crime?
Forum: General Discussion 16-02-2015, 09:44
Replies: 107
Views: 5,131
Posted By wonkeydonkey
It's an interesting question (though obviously...

It's an interesting question (though obviously not interesting enough for any of the papers to ask it). Licence conditions can be surprisingly draconian. They can include:



So it looks as if her...
Forum: General Discussion 15-02-2015, 23:45
Replies: 107
Views: 5,131
Posted By wonkeydonkey
I think criminals serving a life sentence can be...

I think criminals serving a life sentence can be very attractive to rather lonely women who don't have any confidence. They feel that they can have a romance with no danger that the man will...
Forum: General Discussion 15-02-2015, 20:59
Replies: 107
Views: 5,131
Posted By wonkeydonkey
It's quite depressing reading the press reports...

It's quite depressing reading the press reports just after the trial. Apart from the CEO of the NSPCC everyone seemed completely obsessed with the evils of the social workers and far less interested...
Forum: Big Brother 15-02-2015, 18:15
Replies: 275
Views: 12,688
Posted By wonkeydonkey
I don't mind standing in for the feminist lobby. ...

I don't mind standing in for the feminist lobby. Women have the right to choose how they feed their baby, as long as the baby is healthy.

Next...



Women always get attacked on BB if they have a...
Forum: Big Brother 14-02-2015, 23:50
Replies: 69
Views: 2,987
Posted By wonkeydonkey
:D I love the Express front page. FREE -...

:D I love the Express front page. FREE - weightwatchers cards! FREE - Thorntons Chocolates! And a big statins story. They must have run out of weather stories for this week.

NOt the Sunday...
Forum: Big Brother 14-02-2015, 23:33
Replies: 69
Views: 2,987
Posted By wonkeydonkey
http://news.sky.com/gallery/1427730/sundays-newspa...

http://news.sky.com/gallery/1427730/sundays-newspaper-front-pages

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/

Must be the Sun, if anything (their front page is not up on Sky). Can't see anything about...
Forum: General Discussion 14-02-2015, 01:31
Replies: 418
Views: 12,508
Posted By wonkeydonkey
Yes, fair enough. I can't remember just now...

Yes, fair enough. I can't remember just now whether there have been animal rights terrorist attacks specifically on meat -trade premises or whether they have all been directed at things like fur...
Forum: General Discussion 13-02-2015, 23:19
Replies: 418
Views: 12,508
Posted By wonkeydonkey
Well of course 'animal rights activists' have...

Well of course 'animal rights activists' have committed serious terrorist offences, including blowing up a baby in a pushchair.
Forum: General Discussion 13-02-2015, 20:40
Replies: 418
Views: 12,508
Posted By wonkeydonkey
The person who started looking through Hicks's...

The person who started looking through Hicks's facebook page (as far as this thread is concerned) was me. I posted



He was obviously someone to whom atheism was important - he posted about it a...
Forum: General Discussion 13-02-2015, 18:22
Replies: 418
Views: 12,508
Posted By wonkeydonkey
NO idea. The gay rights issue was a springboard...

NO idea. The gay rights issue was a springboard for the racist comment. But there are loads and loads of blogs etc accusing Chick-a-fil-A of being racist, and it is a ludicrous stretch to try and...
Forum: General Discussion 13-02-2015, 18:08
Replies: 418
Views: 12,508
Posted By wonkeydonkey
Not even slightly. It is quite the most...

Not even slightly. It is quite the most transparently pathetic attempt to smear someone I have seen for a long time.
Forum: General Discussion 13-02-2015, 18:00
Replies: 418
Views: 12,508
Posted By wonkeydonkey
For heavens sake. We know he was going to Syria,...

For heavens sake. We know he was going to Syria, he was going to offer dental treatment to refugees. Who tries to make a smear out of that?

And I can't see anything 'hateful' about his...
Forum: General Discussion 12-02-2015, 22:48
Replies: 132
Views: 6,270
Posted By wonkeydonkey
Surely the bit about not looking good only...

Surely the bit about not looking good only matters if you are making a porn film and hoping it won't turn out to be a comedy.
Forum: General Discussion 12-02-2015, 22:20
Replies: 418
Views: 12,508
Posted By wonkeydonkey
It wasn't ignored, but yes, it was...

It wasn't ignored, but yes, it was disproportionately under-reported, as black African stories almost always are.

People might be a bit surprised, for example, to find that over 5 million people...
Forum: General Discussion 12-02-2015, 13:33
Replies: 418
Views: 12,508
Posted By wonkeydonkey
I really don't think that is a major issue for...

I really don't think that is a major issue for most of us, do you?
They were accused of having too many visitors who parked in the common car park next to Hicks's flat, not of hogging his personal...
Forum: General Discussion 12-02-2015, 12:16
Replies: 418
Views: 12,508
Posted By wonkeydonkey
Deah Barakat describing his forthcoming visit to...

Deah Barakat describing his forthcoming visit to Syrian refugees. :cry: So poignant seeing it now. https://www.facebook.com/#!/video.php?v=814942741930185&fref=nf
Forum: General Discussion 12-02-2015, 00:57
Replies: 418
Views: 12,508
Posted By wonkeydonkey
Thanks.

Thanks.
Forum: General Discussion 12-02-2015, 00:18
Replies: 418
Views: 12,508
Posted By wonkeydonkey
I'm not saying it's not true (particularly as...

I'm not saying it's not true (particularly as another neighbour confirms it) but it is a slightly odd way for someone to talk about her husband. Does she think he will get a lighter sentence if she...
Forum: General Discussion 11-02-2015, 21:54
Replies: 418
Views: 12,508
Posted By wonkeydonkey
Fair enough, I can see what you are saying.

Fair enough, I can see what you are saying.
Forum: General Discussion 11-02-2015, 21:38
Replies: 418
Views: 12,508
Posted By wonkeydonkey
I don't think that is quite the term. People in...

I don't think that is quite the term. People in the throes of 'a parking dispute' don't shoot dead three people.

He might I suppose have been completely unhinged and sat for countless hours...
Forum: General Discussion 11-02-2015, 21:01
Replies: 418
Views: 12,508
Posted By wonkeydonkey
I guess you just don't want to debate it then. ...

I guess you just don't want to debate it then. You could just say that you know.
Forum: General Discussion 11-02-2015, 20:19
Replies: 418
Views: 12,508
Posted By wonkeydonkey
When I discussed the powerful emotional impact...

When I discussed the powerful emotional impact his murder had in England? I can't believe you got the point I was trying to make there or I would have thought you would have agreed with me. Or at...
Forum: General Discussion 11-02-2015, 19:55
Replies: 418
Views: 12,508
Posted By wonkeydonkey
yes, definitely. Perhaps we will learn more in...

yes, definitely.

Perhaps we will learn more in time about his 'reasons', though they are unlikely to be reasonable or rational ones.





Yes, horrible. :(
Forum: General Discussion 11-02-2015, 18:58
Replies: 418
Views: 12,508
Posted By wonkeydonkey
We don't know whether it has or not. But it is...

We don't know whether it has or not. But it is fair to suggest that if a Muslim had shot three very young and innocent non-Muslims, people would have jumped to the conclusion that his religion had...
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