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Comment Re:How racism? (Score 1) 576

Let's see, your proud of a country that conducts illegal wars, is number one in gun deaths, is rapidly becoming the most hated country in the world, is ruled by corporations and their money, and has free speech zones and has a pathetic health system.
Truly pathetic.

Comment Re:This was not a screw-up (Score 1) 396

During the Second World War it was often said that when the British bomb, the Germans hide, when the Germans bomb, the British hide, and when the Yanks bomb, everyone hides. If the USA has to poke its enormous military nose into other people's business, at least it might try to learn the difference between ally and enemy before it drops its damned bombs. Bloody idiots.

Comment Re:How racism? (Score 4, Insightful) 576

National identity is the kind of thing that stuffs the world up.
I can't understand those that feel proud of a geographical area they happen to live in, especially when they simultaneously destroy the environment that makes any place great to be.
The concept of patriotism is in my opinion, absurd.

Comment Re:But Could Have It Been Built in the 1700's? (Score 1) 106

Ahem. This.

  They are the direct link to the Harrison's sea clocks. Number 1, now in a private collection, belonged to the Time Museum, USA, until the museum closed in 2000 and its collection was dispersed at auction in 2004. Number 2 is in the Leeds City Museum. It forms the core of a permanent display dedicated to John Harrison's achievements, "John Harrison: The Clockmaker Who Changed the World" and had its official opening on 23 January 2014, the first longitude-related event marking the tercentenary of the Longitude Act. Number 3 is in the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers' collection.

Comment Here we go (Score 1) 737

Cue the usual conga line of outraged denialist morons, posting the same ridiculous and thoroughly debunked lies, and in desperation, resorting to the tried and true reds under the bed bullshit.
That so many supposedly intelligent posters don't accept the experts view, would be funny if it were not so tragically and dangerously stupid.

Comment Reality. (Score 1) 284

The reality of modern societies is that in the last 100 years, we have gone from predominantly manual human labour to machine labour.

A huge percentage of the population are mainly suited to manual labour, and there will never be jobs for them, and they do drugs etc to briefly escape from their lack of any sense of achievement in any other area. The argument that they don't want to work is stupid, and we are not going back to hand digging trenches etc, so what is the answer, if not some form of income support?

It's always amusing watching Americans go on about socialism, (particularly ironic for a country which has only two right wing parties, one of which is the extreme loopy Republicans and no socialist party at all) however it boils down to one unassailable fact, you let people see their kids and themselves go hungry, or not be able to get medical care they are going to commit crimes.

The first place I ever saw beggars on the street was in the US, I was shocked, having visited many other western countries before and never seen people in such a pitiful state. It's why many consider the US to be the first empire to rise and fall without an intervening period of civilisation.

Social welfare systems. PREVENT crimes of desperation.

When huge amounts of money are in the hands of a few, mainly through family inheritance than their own efforts, inequality and injustice are rife.

This is the theory that Jack built. This is the flaw that lay in the theory that Jack built. This is the palpable verbal haze that hid the flaw that lay in...