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Comment Re:Headline should say... (Score 3, Insightful) 786

Since the sceptics do not demand precipitate action as a result of their analysis, while the AGW proponents do, then surely the burden of proof is on the latter.

Beggaring the industrialised world on the basis of disputed science is not, I would submit, a wise course of action, however much it might appeal to the sense of guilt that the Left seem to nurture and treasure.

Comment Re:I admit, I was wrong ! (Score 4, Informative) 276

It was the last lot that signed the extradition agreement in the first place. Why we are extraditing someone for "copyright" offences, which should really be a civil matter, is beyond me. I would have thought that the correct course of action would be for the copyright holders to bring a case for damages in the UK courts and take their chances. This lot, the last lot? They're all cunts by definition. An honest politician is all too rare a commodity these days - the web of intertwined lobbying interests seems to strangle truth at birth.

Comment Re:Nonexistent UK car manufacturing? (Score 0) 196

owing to the serial incompetence of British managements

Not forgetting, of course, the wonderful job the British Trades Union movement did in making a success of car manufacturing in the UK.

Yes - the management were crap, but it seems that only by building new plants and making sure the workforce understood that striking every couple of months was counterproductive could Honda, Toyota, Nissan and to an extent Ford and GM make UK production competitive.

Comment Re:As Winston Churchill Said (Score 3, Insightful) 1276

Ah, but without the ideal of minimal government, there is no yardstick with which to measure how bad the excess of government is - realism tells us that a certain amount of government is a necessary evil, while socialism tries to convince us that too much government is good for us and that nanny knows best.

I prefer the honesty of the position that all government is bad, but that some is necessary to the arrogance of those who would govern my every move for my own good.

Comment Re:Today's dose of fearmongering... (Score 1) 609

If you believe that the CIA needed to "counter fiascos such as the Bay of Pigs" in 1953, then you must be even more retarded than the average Zionist stooge.

I think you'll find the Bay of Pigs was almost a decade later, but then that's history for you - always throwing goddamned timelines at your dumbass theories.

Comment Re:Today's dose of fearmongering... (Score 1) 609

Even in the most "liberal" cities Khameini won 2/3rds of the seats.

That's because none of the liberal candidates were standing in the elections - there was a straight choice between Khameni's ultra-conservatives, and Ahmedinejad's slightly less nutty brand of conservatism.

It's analogous to having the choice between David Duke or Rick Santorum in the US, or Kach vs Likud in Israel.

Anyway - it's Purim in a couple of days, so I'd expect some sort of evil to flourish once more.

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