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by anaconda
April 15th, 2013, 11:03 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Pantodragon’s world in a nutshell.
Replies: 21
Views: 2895

Re: Pantodragon’s world in a nutshell.

That's the one. An interesting read particularly Americans use/abuse of a set of personality traits and personal qualities to identify psychopaths. There are some very interesting examples - people showing these characteristics to be a continuum rather than obviously polarised. There's no demonisati...
by anaconda
April 15th, 2013, 7:52 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Pantodragon’s world in a nutshell.
Replies: 21
Views: 2895

Re: Pantodragon’s world in a nutshell.

I stopped when you realised you knew 'far more than science could'. Good for you if that's the way you go, and i do admire your imagination, but if I wanted David Icke popped on steroids I'd go feed David Icke some ...er....steroids. You're own website would be good. You've already been dismantled h...
by anaconda
April 12th, 2013, 10:49 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Election Rules
Replies: 7
Views: 852

Re: Election Rules

Perhaps one post election - Everyone elected will be barred from representing, being employed by, benefitting from or being In any way connected to any organisation with anything other than social enterprise, community or environmental primary goals..

Thundril and Dave B for PM!
by anaconda
April 12th, 2013, 10:31 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Thatcher is dead
Replies: 65
Views: 4027

Re: Thatcher is dead

Birkenheads finest (although the Glenda Jackson theatre here was demolished several years ago). I was relieved to hear something other than the gushings of Tory peers. Something approximating to what so many in Glendas hometown and of course elsewhere are thinking. The Bbc are still at it though. It...
by anaconda
April 11th, 2013, 10:43 pm
Forum: Humanism, secularism, freethought...
Topic: Heathen Manifesto
Replies: 17
Views: 4487

Re: Heathen Manifesto

Indeed Dave, it's a bit of an irritation for me that religion seems to have cornered the market in the human spirit. I'd like to think that by its nature humanism and the appreciation of what happens in this the real world is often accompanied by a positive and meaningful outlook and sense of well b...
by anaconda
April 11th, 2013, 10:32 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Can historians/academics ever hope to interpret history?
Replies: 11
Views: 1569

Re: Can historians/academics ever hope to interpret history?

I'm not sure we can condemn academics in this way. SeveralI've met seem pretty grounded. I have wondered though with aspirational historians whether there is a challenge with distinguishing themselves. Surely the only significant route would be some kind of revisionist view. To suggest a change in t...
by anaconda
April 10th, 2013, 5:09 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Thatcher is dead
Replies: 65
Views: 4027

Re: Thatcher is dead

Thanks for posting the Russell Brand article Alan. Ive never really given him much thought but I do get the sense that hes been sufficiently stung both from wider society as a response to idiot behavior, but also inwardly via self inflicted troubles. His words reflect my own feelings at the time, pa...
by anaconda
April 9th, 2013, 6:18 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Thatcher is dead
Replies: 65
Views: 4027

Re: Thatcher is dead

Amen Thundril. We had three kids in the eighties and were able to directly gauge the decline in NHS maternity services, of course this went hand in hand with a general wider decline in the service. This was only addressed when labour came back into power - if absolutely nothing else Blair put his NH...
by anaconda
April 9th, 2013, 5:02 am
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Thoughts on the delusion of our times.
Replies: 24
Views: 2768

Re: Thoughts on the delusion of our times.

And finally (and I really am going to make this my final point): as I said above, science is the enemy of understanding. Why? Because understanding is an individual thing and cannot be controlled from outside. Science is about POWER, and so it eliminates understanding and replaces it with KNOWLEDGE...
by anaconda
April 8th, 2013, 9:12 pm
Forum: Education
Topic: Does education enhance life?
Replies: 35
Views: 4195

Re: Does education enhance life?

Does education enhance life? In a word, NO. In fact, the very opposite. The education system crushes dreams, it imposes sensory deprivation. 'Education' and the 'Education System' (whichever one you are referring to) are not the same thing. Education definitely enhances life (IMHO); the education s...
by anaconda
April 8th, 2013, 9:09 pm
Forum: Comedy Club
Topic: Mrs T Memorial thread
Replies: 23
Views: 11505

Re: Mrs T Memorial thread

Politeness and form dictate that reflections on the recently deceased will lean towards the positive, but have the BBC completely lost the plot?
by anaconda
April 8th, 2013, 9:04 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Thatcher is dead
Replies: 65
Views: 4027

Re: Thatcher is dead

Her legacy?

Homogenised politics. The irony being we now have the bastard sons of Thatcher continuing her work. What has happened to protest? It the bedroom tax had been introduced inThatchers time there would have been a riot.
by anaconda
February 28th, 2013, 11:12 pm
Forum: Culture Club
Topic: David Bowie's Teeth
Replies: 69
Views: 15049

Re: David Bowie's Teeth

I cant believe the album reviews. I do wonder whether this is a case of the media not wanting to spoil a big event by giving duff reviews. They're all sparkling. Music fans are so homogenised these days, everyone seems to like everything. If the album is half as good as the reviews claim then I'll b...
by anaconda
February 11th, 2013, 7:10 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Pope to Resign
Replies: 46
Views: 2862

Re: Pope to Resign

This thread is surely the best thing to come from this pope!! :pointlaugh:
by anaconda
January 18th, 2013, 9:29 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Vote for Joe!
Replies: 21
Views: 1477

Re: Vote for Joe!

I'd quite like it to be a woman. Two reasons, firstly to redress the Thatcher thing, and second there is generally less of an ego to contend with, which would surely be beneficial for decision making.

Jo Brand, Polly Toynbee, Jenny Murray
by anaconda
January 18th, 2013, 9:12 pm
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: Horsing around
Replies: 38
Views: 11740

Re: Horsing around

I can recommend Sainsburys spicy beanburgers.
by anaconda
January 15th, 2013, 11:18 pm
Forum: Culture Club
Topic: David Bowie's Teeth
Replies: 69
Views: 15049

Re: David Bowie's Teeth

Getreal/Stevenw , I came accross this Rolling Stone interview with Tony Visconti. He talks about how the new music came about and the tracks included on the album. There are several very familiar names involved. The secrecy is all the more remarkable. http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/david-bow...
by anaconda
January 15th, 2013, 4:25 pm
Forum: Social Club
Topic: Big bang theory (on TV that is)
Replies: 30
Views: 8082

Re: Big bang theory (on TV that is)

Sheldon is starting to irritate me. I may be in a minority of one with this.
by anaconda
January 15th, 2013, 1:44 am
Forum: Culture Club
Topic: David Bowie's Teeth
Replies: 69
Views: 15049

Re: David Bowie's Teeth

Love the song, fragile and melodic. I grew up on David Bowie, the music and the styles, and love the Berlin period in particular. It was so unexpected and exciting to hear this last week. To get new music out there without a whisper anywhere probably takes some doing too.I was smiling all day. I thr...
by anaconda
January 10th, 2013, 1:06 am
Forum: Social Club
Topic: Something Wonderful Happened Today....
Replies: 111
Views: 15787

Re: Something Wonderful Happened Today....

Nice thread this.

Yesterday was my wifes first 'due' treatment day after completing chemotherapy. No more Wednesday tubes!

David Bowie released a single. It's great.