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Old 25-04-2012, 04:59
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Since every other thread on this forum is on the subject of shall we call it immigration.

Should DS set up a forum to allow people to discuss Immigration, it will then allow the rest of to debate other political topics more freely.

I know that people have strong views on the subject, but I for one am tiring of the same old stuff.

Furthermore I do not find it surprising at all, and do not need to be constantly reminded that there are ar*eholes in our society that do not have white skin, just as I am not surprised in the slightest that there are ar*eholes in our society that do have white skin,,,,,
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Old 25-04-2012, 06:15
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Threads could have a brown background colour and we definitely need that St George cross in a white circle on a deep red flag as a special icon.
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Old 25-04-2012, 08:11
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Deport posts on immigration to somewhere else ?
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Old 25-04-2012, 13:01
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Since every other thread on this forum is on the subject of shall we call it immigration.

Should DS set up a forum to allow people to discuss Immigration, it will then allow the rest of to debate other political topics more freely.

I know that people have strong views on the subject, but I for one am tiring of the same old stuff.

Furthermore I do not find it surprising at all, and do not need to be constantly reminded that there are ar*eholes in our society that do not have white skin, just as I am not surprised in the slightest that there are ar*eholes in our society that do have white skin,,,,,
The problem is that because immigration is intrinsically linked to many, perhaps most, aspects of modern politics, I doubt it could be separated effectively.

Are you sure you're not just suggesting a separate forum because like most lefties you don't have a particularly adequate defence of Nu Labour's rather dubious immigration policies, and therefore simply want it banished to another forum where you can conveniently ignore it?
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Old 25-04-2012, 13:04
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Are you sure you're not just suggesting a separate forum because like most lefties you don't have a particularly adequate defence of Nu Labour's rather dubious immigration policies, and therefore simply want it banished to another forum where you can conveniently ignore it?
You know Labour are not in power right?
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Old 25-04-2012, 13:06
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Two of the threads on the subject have been started by the OP.
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Old 25-04-2012, 13:06
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The problem is that because immigration is intrinsically linked to many, perhaps most, aspects of modern politics, I doubt it could be separated effectively.

Are you sure you're not just suggesting a separate forum because like most lefties you don't have a particularly adequate defence of Nu Labour's rather dubious immigration policies, and therefore simply want it banished to another forum where you can conveniently ignore it?
No it isn't.

What an extraordinary view.
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Old 25-04-2012, 17:12
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I see what you did there.....
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Old 25-04-2012, 17:16
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You know Labour are not in power right?
Nu Labour had no immigration policies whilst in government?




Err, why am I even asking that question when I know the answer?
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Old 25-04-2012, 17:28
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Old 25-04-2012, 17:32
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We need a cap on immigration threads.
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Old 25-04-2012, 17:52
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Since every other thread on this forum is on the subject of shall we call it immigration.

Should DS set up a forum to allow people to discuss Immigration, it will then allow the rest of to debate other political topics more freely.

I know that people have strong views on the subject, but I for one am tiring of the same old stuff.
Why is someone forcing you to either read or post on them? Is scrolling over them becoming a real chore? Or is it just a subject you simply don't want to think about, or be discussed, because of you politics?
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Old 25-04-2012, 17:56
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Two of the threads on the subject have been started by the OP.
I have just started another OP so there. Actually its not 100% immigration thread, you get the EU, socialists, Islam, protectionism, UKIP and France all thrown in for good measure. Its a value thread.

OK that's enough plugging for now, thanks for the opportunity OP.
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Old 25-04-2012, 18:22
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The problem is that because immigration is intrinsically linked to many, perhaps most, aspects of modern politics, I doubt it could be separated effectively.

Are you sure you're not just suggesting a separate forum because like most lefties you don't have a particularly adequate defence of Nu Labour's rather dubious immigration policies, and therefore simply want it banished to another forum where you can conveniently ignore it?
What an astute observation.

I'm aware I'm risking a life time ban here but shouldn't someone (not me obviously) suggest to our good friend that he doesn't have to post on the topic of immigration. In fact he can just ignore them like I ignore so many other threads.

(I won't jokingly mention any possible threads that may be of interest to him as that would get me banned - any sense of humour should be kept on a tight reign)
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Old 25-04-2012, 18:54
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But if they were started here, where would you send them?
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Old 25-04-2012, 19:05
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Deport posts on immigration to somewhere else ?
Isn't what the moderators do, when posts are not political? I guess immigration must be classed by them as political and belongs in politics.
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Old 25-04-2012, 19:26
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What an astute observation.

I'm aware I'm risking a life time ban here but shouldn't someone (not me obviously) suggest to our good friend that he doesn't have to post on the topic of immigration. In fact he can just ignore them like I ignore so many other threads.

(I won't jokingly mention any possible threads that may be of interest to him as that would get me banned - any sense of humour should be kept on a tight reign)
Not like you to make a cheap right wing point, Gravitas.

Firstly not every immigration thread revolves around New Labour's immigration policies (which I've never seen anyone shy away from defending). Secondly people from left and right both participate in immigration threads, there's no suggestion one side doesn't. The only problem with these threads is that all they tend to end up going over the same ground.
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Old 25-04-2012, 21:11
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What an astute observation.

I'm aware I'm risking a life time ban here but shouldn't someone (not me obviously) suggest to our good friend that he doesn't have to post on the topic of immigration. In fact he can just ignore them like I ignore so many other threads.

(I won't jokingly mention any possible threads that may be of interest to him as that would get me banned - any sense of humour should be kept on a tight reign)
People only seem to get banned on here when the carefully constucted mask of "caring member of society" slips and the real opinions get aired.
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Old 25-04-2012, 21:30
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Isn't what the moderators do, when posts are not political? I guess immigration must be classed by them as political and belongs in politics.
I guess I really need a sarcasm tag on my posts, I wasn't being serious ya know.....it was a light hearted comment on the idea of ...oh buggerit, never mind.
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Old 26-04-2012, 11:48
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People only seem to get banned on here when the carefully constucted mask of "caring member of society" slips and the real opinions get aired.
Pssst! I'm not sure that is the case when the knock on the door comes in the night.

e.g. How many ways do you think you can "interpret" the crime of "baiting"? As opposed to what some of us often refer to as "banter" - you know the sort of thing you get on all those TV panel shows..

Anyone up for putting a thread up on this confusing issue? I think it would be allowed. Wouldn't it?
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Old 26-04-2012, 12:24
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Not like you to make a cheap right wing point, Gravitas. :p

Firstly not every immigration thread revolves around New Labour's immigration policies (which I've never seen anyone shy away from defending). Secondly people from left and right both participate in immigration threads, there's no suggestion one side doesn't. The only problem with these threads is that all they tend to end up going over the same ground.
It's not really cheap nor is it particularly "Right-wing", comrade.

But yes Left-wingers are keen to close down debates like on immigration, because they take one hell of a beating every time.

As I say if you don't like a thread or aren't interested in a thread, find one you do like. Is that so hard?

(I nearly said so hard to understand? - But that could be spun to be the crime of "goading - so I didn't)
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Old 26-04-2012, 12:26
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It's not really cheap nor is it particularly "Right-wing", comrade.

But yes Left-wingers are keen to close down debates like on immigration, because they take one hell of a beating every time.

As I say if you don't like a thread or aren't interested in a thread, find one you do like. Is that so hard?

(I nearly said so hard to understand? - But that could be spun to be the crime of "goading - so I didn't)
I take you have fallen for the goading??

I cant think of any opinion I have that I cannot post on here.

I would be interested to know what opinion you feel you can't post on here, rather than hiding it behind a winky smile.
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Old 26-04-2012, 12:29
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Don't mind Gravy, he's aspiring to victimhood. It's quite sweet in a way.
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Old 26-04-2012, 13:12
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I take you have fallen for the goading??

I cant think of any opinion I have that I cannot post on here.

I would be interested to know what opinion you feel you can't post on here, rather than hiding it behind a winky smile.
The first rule you MUST understand Grasshopper is that on DS we never discuss DS.

OMERTA!
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Old 26-04-2012, 13:21
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The first rule you MUST understand Grasshopper is that on DS we never discuss DS.

OMERTA!
great cop out.
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