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by jdc
October 13th, 2016, 2:32 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: In or out?
Replies: 3936
Views: 253289

Re: In or out?

OK, we are getting somewhere, (in understanding positions, not achieving solutions!) Too late at night for a full response, but just a more or less rhetorical one for now (which you can, of course, answer if you wish!) Why is it that those who think we should Remain treat the EU's position as cast ...
by jdc
October 13th, 2016, 12:39 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: In or out?
Replies: 3936
Views: 253289

Re: In or out?

Lol! Yeah, coulda put it better! I'll try again... Suppose our gross contribution is £100. And we have a rebate of £20 Net contribution £80 Cost of benefits received (say) £60 Net cost to UK, £20 Amount decided by the EU, not by the UK, £60. Leaving the EU will mean we keep the £20 and decide for o...
by jdc
October 12th, 2016, 9:51 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: In or out?
Replies: 3936
Views: 253289

Re: In or out?

Quite possibly. I wasn't being definitive about any particular set of figures. IIRC, it was only Cameron's efforts that kept the lid on EU spending. To return to the principle I was making. If the net contribution to the EU is £350m a week, less the rebate (that the EU want to scrap), the fact that...
by jdc
October 12th, 2016, 7:12 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: In or out?
Replies: 3936
Views: 253289

Re: In or out?

Sorry, JDC, I'd meant to be more specific. I used the figures of 163 billion 2015 revised commitment ceiling, p.10 and Chart 3B, 2015 percentage contributions after rebate. I now notice that the figures on p.10 is in Euros not pounds, and I'm sure there will be other ways of coming up with a differ...
by jdc
October 12th, 2016, 2:17 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: In or out?
Replies: 3936
Views: 253289

Re: In or out?

What amount of our money was being spent as Europe decided? Can you show your working here, please? Ok, from here we see gross contributions, less rebate, for 2015, of £20.48 billion. So that amount is decided by the EU. Good enough? :) What figures are you putting together to get to £20.48bn? And ...
by jdc
October 11th, 2016, 11:00 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: In or out?
Replies: 3936
Views: 253289

Re: In or out?

Hmmm... Depends what you mean. By all means argue that leaving the EU will cost the UK more than £350 million a week, but that is not the same as saying that £350 million a week could be spent better than how the EU spends it. It doesn't depend what you mean. We never sent £350m a week to Brussels:...
by jdc
October 8th, 2016, 2:58 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: In or out?
Replies: 3936
Views: 253289

Re: In or out?

"There has been nonsense spoken on both sides." Mainly by Brexiteers. "Brexiteers claimed that the £350 million a week could be better spent elsewhere. Which is true." No, it isn't. A good example of Brexit lies. That has been debunked many times. Hmmm... Depends what you mean. By all means argue t...
by jdc
August 18th, 2016, 1:24 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: In or out?
Replies: 3936
Views: 253289

Re: In or out?

the Swiss radio news this morning mentioned that many UK residents in Germany (a figure of 70% of them was mentioned) have applied for a double nationality; this is possible under EU law. As the UK does not allow their citizens to have double nationality, it may happen that at expiration of two yea...
by jdc
August 17th, 2016, 2:04 am
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Complementary therapies
Replies: 577
Views: 98990

Re: Complementary therapies

The first prosecution arising from the ASA referring a persistent misleading advertiser to Trading Standards, prosecuted and found guilty under the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008. Expect more... ASA welcomes successful prosecution of alternative therapy provider following ...
by jdc
July 21st, 2016, 2:26 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: In or out?
Replies: 3936
Views: 253289

Re: In or out?

George Osborne’s austerity choked off the recovery: Brexit is his legacy A moment's thought will show the stupidity of this article. The UK has the best growth in the EU and the highest employment ever, and has create more new jobs than the rest of the EU put together. It is the failure of the EU w...
by jdc
June 21st, 2016, 3:01 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: In or out?
Replies: 3936
Views: 253289

Re: In or out?

I'm IN, basically because of the economy. The projections from the likes of independent research institute NIESR and one of the 'big four' auditors, PricewaterhouseCoopers, show a negative effect of Brexit on the economy (see graph linked below). A poll of over 600 economists found 4% thought we'd b...
by jdc
June 9th, 2016, 2:13 am
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Science Disproves Evolution
Replies: 1008
Views: 141469

Re: Science Disproves Evolution

An ocean-free Earth existed, perhaps for several hundred million years as a consequence of extremely high surface temperatures following planetary accretion. The formation of oceans on Earth represents no less than a global-scale cooling of Earth's surface to temperatures at which water is stable a...
by jdc
June 5th, 2016, 12:21 am
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Science Disproves Evolution
Replies: 1008
Views: 141469

Re: Science Disproves Evolution

When was my information rebutted? In the rationalwiki page that you mistakenly thought supported you, when it actually did the opposite and disagreed with you. That webpage absolutely positively definitely 100% argued against your views and attempted to prove them wrong, which is what rebutting mea...
by jdc
June 4th, 2016, 1:21 am
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Science Disproves Evolution
Replies: 1008
Views: 141469

Re: Science Disproves Evolution

I virtually left this thread when it became clear that Pahu is incapable of understanding rationalist blogs which actually rebut his/her beliefs. When was my information rebutted? In the rationalwiki page that you mistakenly thought supported you, when it actually did the opposite and disagreed wit...
by jdc
May 25th, 2016, 2:16 am
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Science Disproves Evolution
Replies: 1008
Views: 141469

Re: Science Disproves Evolution

I see what you are referring to. Those 12 numbered "refutations" are simply showing how the ungodly can twist Bible facts to suit their erroneous conclusions. For more information, go here: http://www.berenddeboer.net/sab/index.html My point was that you had completely misunderstood the nature of t...
by jdc
May 24th, 2016, 1:51 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Science Disproves Evolution
Replies: 1008
Views: 141469

Re: Science Disproves Evolution

A wall of text, a list of journals, and a list of names. Given that you thought the rationalwiki wiki page (http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Science_Confirms_the_Bible) confirmed the scientific accuracy of the bible, you'll forgive me if I'm skeptical that all of the names and all of the journals liste...
by jdc
May 23rd, 2016, 2:09 am
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Science Disproves Evolution
Replies: 1008
Views: 141469

Re: Science Disproves Evolution

A wall of text, a list of journals, and a list of names. Given that you thought the rationalwiki wiki page (http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Science_Confirms_the_Bible) confirmed the scientific accuracy of the bible, you'll forgive me if I'm skeptical that all of the names and all of the journals liste...
by jdc
May 22nd, 2016, 3:18 am
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Science Disproves Evolution
Replies: 1008
Views: 141469

Re: Science Disproves Evolution

It's not up to me to verify your claim. You made the claim, you provide the evidence - that's the way it goes. Haven't you verified your source is correct? +1 Pahu, if you cannot support what you say with fact - not faith, hope, belief etc - then it it merely opinion, guesswork, conjecture, or some...
by jdc
March 6th, 2016, 12:47 am
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Complementary therapies
Replies: 577
Views: 98990

Re: Complementary therapies

Alan H wrote:
jdc wrote:Great stuff.

I'm stealing some of those and pretending I've found them myself. Sod ethics.
Especially the wavy-hand ones. Zero capital equipment costs.
Actually, the hand wavy ones are my favourites, specifically bioenergetic healing and pranic healing.
by jdc
March 5th, 2016, 12:05 am
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Complementary therapies
Replies: 577
Views: 98990

Re: Complementary therapies

Great stuff.

I'm stealing some of those and pretending I've found them myself. Sod ethics.