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  1. Re: Other Anglo colonies, what's the story of your independence?

    ^ just so, some cannot even get the UK right, let alone the Commonwealth.
  2. Re: Other Anglo colonies, what's the story of your independence?

    I don't think that any of the other colonies wanted independence at that time, and did not have the means to organize and the arms to fight for it.
  3. Re: Will we ever be independent from religion?

    ^ This.
    Although the Constitution, whilst silent, specifically, on those issues, and so does not rule them out either, it has that clause "For the General Welfare" that does actually demand all of...
  4. Re: Other Anglo colonies, what's the story of your independence?

    Kenya had the Mau Mau rebellion.
    All the others were mostly political settlements
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    Poll: Re: Should a Wooden Boat Hat Float?

    Dumb question
    https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/41z4cYBr9HL._AC_.jpg
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    Re: More from the language police

    Laugh? You are funny.
    No one can control language, it is a living evolving thing. Yo might as well say that you can controll the climate.
  7. Re: Will we ever be independent from religion?

    Before Faux News there was Readers Digest.
    Back in the '60s this was going the rounds:
    "When does WASP feel uninformed?
    When his Readers Digest Mag is late in the post.
    When is a WASP...
  8. Re: Will we ever be independent from religion?

    It is like all things in politics. The citizens have to make informed decisions and lobby for the changes that they want.
  9. Re: Will we ever be independent from religion?

    We are never going to get rid of religion.
    So you need robust ways to enforce the separation and keep religion out of all levels of public service.
  10. Re: Meanwhile, in Copenhagen (mass shooting)

    Again from the Beeb
  11. Re: Meanwhile, in Copenhagen (mass shooting)

    From the BeeB
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/world-europe-62031793

    My bolding.
  12. Re: Three police officers have been shot dead in the US state of Kentucky

    I would love to hear what actual benefit that right provides in their day-to-day life.
    Also, how their lives would be less enjoyable if they could not wear their penis extension to Walmart.
  13. Three police officers have been shot dead in the US state of Kentucky

    Did I miss the thread on this.

    Or is it no longer newsworthy?

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-62025539
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    Re: More from the language police

    Careful, George, or people with think that you are a dick.
  15. Re: oathkeepers thought trump would "federalize" them

    Typical cult member mentality.

    Some cult members have been known to top themselves.
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    Re: More from the language police

    But you don't think that lumping transgendered women into a discussion of menstruation might not be appropriate?

    Fairy Nuff.
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    Re: More from the language police

    Think about it, George.

    Transgender people born male but transitioning to female are legitimately and properly called women. As yet, medicine has not been able to build them working wombs or...
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    Re: Zombie fungus

    The sheer number of insects that the fungus has evolved to prey on is wonderful.
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    Re: Quote of the day.

    ^ This.
    https://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/gas-prices-us-europe-181512839.html

    To (mis) quote a UK Prime Minister. "You have never had it so good".
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    Re: Lashing sail to mast

    Start at the top, lace it back and forth.
    http://bbprivateer.ca/sites/default/files/images/correct_lacing.jpg
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    Re: Pretty Rocks

    We have a few glacial rocks as well. :)...
  22. Re: Boebert is tired of this "Separation of church and state junk"

    That is a big flaw in your system.
    Our governments appoint elected representatives to be responsible for policies like education. They have a department of public servants working for them to...
  23. Re: Boebert is tired of this "Separation of church and state junk"

    Does that quoted clause not reinforce the president?
    Make it harder for a responsible government having a good uniform standard put in place?
    SCOTUS runs off at its collective mouth far too much.
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    Re: Bilge cleaner

    When do we see the photo when it is cleaner?
  25. Re: Boebert is tired of this "Separation of church and state junk"

    Another bloody stupid ruling by the SCOTUS.

    There has to be a standard curriculum, otherwise the students are being sold down the river, and may not reach their full potential in education or...
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    Pretty Rocks

    Read about them here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-62013806
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    Re: Some were asleep in school

    It must have been an oral exam.
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    Re: God made me do it?

    If the medical examiner judged that the accused was insane, yes.
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    Re: Nupur Sharma

    If it is criminal, yes. Otherwise, the innocent till proven principle is compromised.
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    Re: Nupur Sharma

    I ask again, what part of innocent until proven guilty do you have difficulty with?
    Trial by media can ruin an innocent persons' life.
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    Re: Nupur Sharma

    Have the police authorities explained why they are taking no further action?

    I do hope that you are not advocating that the press should take the law into its own hands?
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    Re: Nupur Sharma

    Try to hold your breath til the trial is over. If found guilty, give the press free rein to publish everything (except when protecting the privacy of the victims). Until then, the press only needs...
  33. Re: Supreme Court limits Biden's power to cut emissions

    Try our model.
    The elected politicians notice that a law is required. They have their staff research what is needed and draft the legislation. Then it is debated and polished by the elected...
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    Re: Nupur Sharma

    Not really, back then voters were much better informed, and strove to continue to be as informed as they could be.
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    Re: Nupur Sharma

    What part of innocent until proven guilty are you having trouble with?
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    Re: Nupur Sharma

    Two things to consider. Even a rapist is innocent until the jury hands down its verdict. Trial by media, satisfying the prurient curiosity of the mob, is not a nice thing.
    You can report a crime...
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    Re: Nupur Sharma

    Fill in the gaps:

    Remembering that back when the prophet was alive, girls were married off extremely young. Younger even than some US states allow.
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    Re: Nupur Sharma

    Keith, NO ONE is repeating it.
    The closest we got is my post above ^
    https://scroll.in/article/1025536/wh...-is-irrelevant
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    Re: Nupur Sharma

    Let us unpack this.
    What would satisfy you.
    A report that Andrew was accused of a relationship with a female above the age of consent?
    A report that said female is accusing Andrew of abuse, at a...
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    Re: Nupur Sharma

    Charly Hedbo?
  41. Re: Supreme Court limits Biden's power to cut emissions

    From another thread:

    Any right-thinking government employees technical experts to advise it on the hard stuff, and then listens to them, they do not operate a Roman Senate system of patron-client...
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    Re: Nupur Sharma

    You have the cart before the horse.
    The actual words are not being reported because of the various media outlets deciding to tread the line of reporting the effect, not the actual words. They do...
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    Re: Nupur Sharma

    Massive institutions have massive inertia.
    Look how long it took the Vatican to apologize to Galileo. :D

    Mind you, in order to not get caught out again, they set up their own observatory.
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    Re: Nupur Sharma

    That is the problem with religions, especially young ones.
    The Catholic Church used to torture people until they said what the church wanted to hear, then kill them before they could change their...
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    Re: The left's circular firing squad.

    How can being aware of injustice conflict with liberal principles? Are your liberal principles oppressive and conservative in that they do not want to improve?
    I would edit your post if I were you,...
  46. Re: Supreme Court limits Biden's power to cut emissions

    Are you sure that with the patron-client relationship in US politics, the citizenry is getting what they want?
    Or is it that big business are purchasing what they want?
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    Re: The Great American Hobby Shop

    Airfix, owned by Hornby are still going strong.
    https://yesterday.uktv.co.uk/shows/hornby-a-model-world/
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    Re: Nupur Sharma

    Repeating her words in a press report is as likely to cause a row with Islamic states and organizations as much as the original statement.

    This gives us a clue:
    ...
  49. Re: Supreme Court limits Biden's power to cut emissions

    I would have some respect for them if they considered the outcomes of their moronic decisions.
    Heller armed the US, so you have 120 times more gun deaths per 100k of population than the more...
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    Re: The Great American Hobby Shop

    There is still a small hobby shop hanging on in Barrow.
    I bought the paint and plastic coals for the Traction Engine from them.
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