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Comment: Re:Pandering (Score 1) 837

by jez9999 (#48040341) Attached to: David Cameron Says Brits Should Be Taught Imperial Measures

Actually, I should've said a net increase of 250,000 population through immigration per year. It's actually more like 500,000 immigrants per year.

To put that in perspective, the USA currently seems to get about 1 million immigrants per year. The land mass of England is 130,395 km2. The land mass of the USA is 9,629,091 km2. ~500,000 coming into England every year is like ~37 million immigrants entering the USA every year.

Comment: Re:Pandering (Score 1) 837

by jez9999 (#48040199) Attached to: David Cameron Says Brits Should Be Taught Imperial Measures

far right rhetoric, nationalism anti-immigrant and anti-EU whargarbl that UKIP is putting out

I'm sorry, but Utter Crap.

The reason many people are voting for UKIP is because they're the only party willing to properly address the issues of the EU and border control. Right now the UK has 250,000 immigrants a year, almost all of which go into England. England is the 2nd most densely populated region of Europe, behind the Netherlands. This is an *insane* level of immigration that is completely unsustainable. To raise this point is not far right or racist or any other such nonsense that has been flung at UKIP.

Comment: Re:Simple answer (Score 2) 837

by jez9999 (#48036025) Attached to: David Cameron Says Brits Should Be Taught Imperial Measures

Yeah, the metric martyrs thing was dumb, but bear in mind even UKIP only wanted traders to have the *option* of selling in pounds and ounces. AFAIK they haven't said they want children to be downgraded to retarded imperial measurements in school. If they did they'd probably lose my vote. This seems to be unique Cameron stupidiy.

Comment: Re:Reminiscing much? (Score 1) 837

by jez9999 (#48035569) Attached to: David Cameron Says Brits Should Be Taught Imperial Measures

Yeah I really hate the UKIP obsession with imperial measurements. It's one of their fuckwitty policies (though still not a dealbreaker policy IMHO, unlike the Greens' rejection of nuclear power). However I suspect even UKIP would be more about choice as to which system to use rather than forcing us back to fucking imperial again.

Comment: Re:There is no political solution. (Score 1) 212

by jez9999 (#47992493) Attached to: Australian Senate Introduces Laws To Allow Total Internet Surveillance

I'd argue that it might be able possible to build peer-to-peer systems instead of centralized ones that use our desktops (because making phones part of the peer-to-peer network is a drain on battery power) and end-to-end encryption, but it would be very hard and there's very little funding or interest in it.

Freenet?

Comment: Re:Emma Watson is full of it (Score 1) 590

by jez9999 (#47983925) Attached to: Emma Watson Leaked Photo Threat Was a Plot To Attack 4chan

If they were, what else would explain (at least a closer) 50/50 split of male and female people in high powered jobs?

Higher desire to drop out of a job and raise a family. More ambition to do stuff that doesn't require dedicating your whole life to it to be successful. More desire to do "social" jobs like teaching or nursing and not "unsociable" jobs like CEO or garbage collection.

Comment: Re:Emma Watson is full of it (Score 5, Insightful) 590

by jez9999 (#47983897) Attached to: Emma Watson Leaked Photo Threat Was a Plot To Attack 4chan

FYI, the debate is about turning "vast majority" to "all" and removing the "nearly".

So you admit that it's all about tinkering round the edges, not achieving some paradigm shift or anything major, then. Frankly, not really UN material.

You know, otherwise it's like having:
Right to self-determination on most cases.
Right to liberty, usually.
Right to due process of law, for the vast majority.
Right to freedom of movement, in almost all circumstances.
Right to freedom of thought, except when it's inconvenient. ...

In practice, that's pretty much all anyone gets.

Comment: Emma Watson is full of it (Score -1, Troll) 590

by jez9999 (#47983775) Attached to: Emma Watson Leaked Photo Threat Was a Plot To Attack 4chan

She basically claimed to the UN that there no countries in the world where women had equal opportunities (not OUTCOMES, OPPORTUNITIES). She must have missed pretty much the whole western world where the vast majority of women nearly always get equal or preferential treatment.

Comment: Re:Everyone loses (Score 1) 474

by jez9999 (#47949791) Attached to: Scotland Votes No To Independence

The Tories fucked up pretty bad, and will probably continue to fuck it up for union.

Which is why people need to vote UKIP. Hopefully UKIP is about to get its first elected MP in the commons, and long may their rise continue. They don't hate Scotland and are a grassroots party so will hopefully engage with a lot of voters from all over the UK. I think they would actually institute proper constitutional reform too.

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