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by anaconda
November 6th, 2013, 12:19 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: The future of Government (if any)
Replies: 3234
Views: 220928

Re: The future of Government (if any)

There's a growing displeasure regarding the way governments are failing people. Mainstream uk media doesn't always report it but the internet is filling th gaps.

https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/millionmaskmarch
by anaconda
July 19th, 2013, 6:06 am
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Are you a “type” or a unique individual?
Replies: 35
Views: 5373

Re: Are you a “type” or a unique individual?

I once fielded at first slip wearing black nail varnish and the wicket keeper observed ' Ive been warned about your type'.
by anaconda
July 19th, 2013, 6:01 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Funding the political parties
Replies: 34
Views: 2088

Re: Funding the political parties

I wonder if Cameron regrets his temporary stint in opposition at appearing to be radical and ready to clean up parliament, in particular his suggestion of a " far too cosy relationship between politics, government, business and money". Who was he trying to kid? http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfre...
by anaconda
July 19th, 2013, 5:44 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: The future of the NHS (if any)
Replies: 1748
Views: 147730

Re: The future of the NHS (if any)

The links are appreciated Alan and the blog was particularly interesting.

Polly Toynbee's latest on the NHS:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree ... gallops-on
by anaconda
July 15th, 2013, 9:40 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Funding the political parties
Replies: 34
Views: 2088

Re: Funding the political parties

Alan H wrote:Now, who would ever have anticipated this... Tory Party funding from City doubles under Cameron

Shocked. I'm shocked, I tell you.
It's actually quite depressing.
by anaconda
July 15th, 2013, 9:30 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Funding the political parties
Replies: 34
Views: 2088

Re: Funding the political parties

So.Nick, is there any other way of stopping the money donated by the unions and rich people having any possible influence on how the political system works and what acts get promoted and passed? I think there are better ways of trying to influence your MP, eg by being active in the party and lobbyi...
by anaconda
June 30th, 2013, 11:08 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: How to be happy
Replies: 6
Views: 649

Re: How to be happy

Thanks for posting that. It's common in these sorts of articles to reference activity in support of others happiness as a means of self fulfilment. Nowt here. Laughed at the bit about kids making you less happy......I concur. Stress inducing maybe, though again I agree it's an easier life now they'r...
by anaconda
June 30th, 2013, 9:45 am
Forum: Culture Club
Topic: Rolling Stones
Replies: 5
Views: 1535

Rolling Stones

Was it just me or was this a bit embarrassing? Did Keith Richards know where he was?
by anaconda
June 29th, 2013, 2:01 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Modern economics
Replies: 1408
Views: 95868

Re: Modern economics

Nick ,apologies for the mix up on the quotations.......anymore than one para/quote and Im struggling .
by anaconda
June 29th, 2013, 1:57 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Modern economics
Replies: 1408
Views: 95868

Re: Modern economics

Nick your first response confirms we are coming at this from completely different perspectives . I'm afraid I can't see much perspective from you at all.... :wink: I don't actually care what the law allows companies to do....again it really isn't the point here. But you should! If you want the law ...
by anaconda
June 29th, 2013, 5:02 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: The future of Government (if any)
Replies: 3234
Views: 220928

Re: The future of Government (if any)

In these times of austerity and unemployment, it's good to see jobs are being created . Yes we find these days that the proletariat are extra grateful for opportunities such as these. Did you know some of them actually have their own running water and electricity? It's a real shame one can't mark t...
by anaconda
June 28th, 2013, 5:50 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Modern economics
Replies: 1408
Views: 95868

Re: Modern economics

Nick your first response confirms we are coming at this from completely different perspectives . I don't actually care what the law allows companies to do....again it really isn't the point here. If companies are able to take income from buyers in one nation and deposit it in a elsewhere because its...
by anaconda
June 28th, 2013, 4:56 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Modern economics
Replies: 1408
Views: 95868

Re: Modern economics

Nick....that is the point! CT is being avoided/ income swept elsewhere...the fact that they (and others) can do it is evidence in itself of a lopsided approach to how our government decides to pay for what it does. .....it doesnt matter if the UK is low CT, if there are others who are lower....or yo...
by anaconda
June 28th, 2013, 12:05 am
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Modern economics
Replies: 1408
Views: 95868

Re: Modern economics

Nick re Vodafone, you surely miss the point. Vodafone should be paying considerably more in tax on the income and profits gained through British tills or from British orders. It really is as simple as that. The fact that their avoidance is legal and they are able to move money gleaned from the UK is...
by anaconda
June 18th, 2013, 10:40 pm
Forum: Positive Humanism
Topic: SAY NO TO REMOVAL OF TEACHING ASSISTANTS
Replies: 12
Views: 2662

Re: SAY NO TO REMOVAL OF TEACHING ASSISTANTS

The saving grace of Blairs government was the creation of a politically untouchable NHS. Skips of cash after the famine.......when their stealth changes are introduced and the inevitable compromise of privatisation hits home the Tories will be seen again for what they are. Primary education was anot...
by anaconda
May 30th, 2013, 10:40 pm
Forum: Education
Topic: The future of education (if any)
Replies: 833
Views: 116349

Re: The future of education (if any)

I'd hate to think of academies as neo-boot camps but I too think there's something in this. Lots of kids, particularly boys, struggle with traditional teaching methods and with schools in general. My wife dad brother cousin and sister in law all work in schoos and its a shared view that many boys wo...
by anaconda
May 30th, 2013, 10:23 pm
Forum: Culture Club
Topic: David Bowie's Teeth
Replies: 69
Views: 15053

Re: David Bowie's Teeth

Camping in France at the moment so missed the BBC doc. Was it any good? Have been revisiting the first Tin Machine album and Young Americans as we've been driving down to the Loire Valley. That and some country music! Will give the new album some more play time. As mentioned, Initial impressions are...
by anaconda
April 22nd, 2013, 4:49 am
Forum: Humanism, secularism, freethought...
Topic: Humanism is inherently left wing - a personal view.
Replies: 21
Views: 6732

Re: Humanism is inherently left wing - a personal view.

Puts me in mind of John Gummers comments at the Tory Conference in Blackpool a few years ago. Myself, Nick and a BHA official were 'verbally assaulted' by JG who claimed that the Tory party was ' built on christianity.' Yes, I remember it well! :laughter: I didn't realise you were on this board! Th...
by anaconda
April 17th, 2013, 8:03 pm
Forum: Humanism, secularism, freethought...
Topic: Humanism is inherently left wing - a personal view.
Replies: 21
Views: 6732

Re: Humanism is inherently left wing - a personal view.

Puts me in mind of John Gummers comments at the Tory Conference in Blackpool a few years ago. Myself, Nick and a BHA official were 'verbally assaulted' by JG who claimed that the Tory party was ' built on christianity.' Conservatism by its nature suggests an adherence to status quo, traditional valu...