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by Altfish
July 9th, 2015, 12:11 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: The future of Government (if any)
Replies: 3234
Views: 237156

Re: The future of Government (if any)

If those figures are correct, then that is what I expected, not many Tory voters in the people who are losing, why worry about them.

Very, very cruel
by Altfish
July 9th, 2015, 8:40 am
Forum: Humanism, secularism, freethought...
Topic: Nietzschean superhumanism versus (trans)humanism.
Replies: 4
Views: 2843

Re: Nietzschean superhumanism versus (trans)humanism.

Well beyond me, back to 'Janet and John' I think :smile:
by Altfish
July 8th, 2015, 3:27 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: The future of Government (if any)
Replies: 3234
Views: 237156

Re: The future of Government (if any)

It is a proven fact that the best way to get an economy moving is to give the low paid more money because it all gets spent on essentials, so local shops do well, which boosts the area.
Give more money to the well off much of it is inevitably saved/invested and doesn't get spent.
by Altfish
July 8th, 2015, 2:19 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Grexit?
Replies: 63
Views: 7426

Re: Grexit?

The figures for bank bail-outs were vast. What point are you making, Alan, if any? I would have hoped my point was obvious: that stupendously vast sums of money can be conjured up in a flash and seemingly eagerly handed out to banks. After all, we can't have banks fail, can we? But they are not "ha...
by Altfish
July 8th, 2015, 12:10 pm
Forum: Humanism, secularism, freethought...
Topic: Nietzschean superhumanism versus (trans)humanism.
Replies: 4
Views: 2843

Re: Nietzschean superhumanism versus (trans)humanism.

Any chance of having a translation of that, I may be a bit thick but I've read it twice and don't have the slightest clue what you're talking about?? I could do with definitions of... superhumanism Nietzschean superhumanism transhumanism eternal return The word 'humanism' seems to be being used out ...
by Altfish
July 8th, 2015, 11:59 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Saudi Arabia, Free Raif Badawi
Replies: 12
Views: 2376

Re: Saudi Arabia, Free Raif Badawi

I had read that Saudi was currently chairing the UN Human Rights Council. I know they were interested, but I can't find out of they are . Frankly, I'm amazed they are even members. How come they still have punishments which breach human rights? They have lots of oil and are very rich and our politi...
by Altfish
July 7th, 2015, 6:53 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Grexit?
Replies: 63
Views: 7426

Re: Grexit?

Interesting stuff on WW2 reparations... In 1942, the Greek Central Bank was forced by the occupying Nazi regime to loan 476 million Reichsmarks at 0% interest to Nazi Germany. In 1960, Greece accepted 115 million Marks as compensation for Nazi crimes. Nevertheless, past Greek governments have insist...
by Altfish
July 7th, 2015, 5:37 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Grexit?
Replies: 63
Views: 7426

Re: Grexit?

Come on Nick, that's not like you. Why do they make no sense?
by Altfish
July 7th, 2015, 4:40 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: The future of Government (if any)
Replies: 3234
Views: 237156

Re: The future of Government (if any)

What I don't understand about the Tory (and to some extent Labour and the rest) approach to the internet's use for 'bad things' is to ban or allow access for MI5 and the rest. Now please tell me where I am wrong but isn't it better that your enemies don't know what you are doing? So, leave these fac...
by Altfish
July 7th, 2015, 7:48 am
Forum: Positive Humanism
Topic: Save the BBC!
Replies: 121
Views: 37248

Re: Save the BBC!

I assume my 80 year old Mum and Dad will also get Sky free from now on? Not sure of the exact figures but BBC cost £145/£150 a year A basic Sky package costs about £240 a year...no sport or films just a basic package. Of course much of that is so Murdoch can fund the Tories to attack the BBC :wink:...
by Altfish
July 6th, 2015, 10:14 pm
Forum: Positive Humanism
Topic: Save the BBC!
Replies: 121
Views: 37248

Re: Save the BBC!

I assume my 80 year old Mum and Dad will also get Sky free from now on?

Not sure of the exact figures but BBC cost £145/£150 a year
A basic Sky package costs about £240 a year...no sport or films just a basic package.

Of course much of that is so Murdoch can fund the Tories to attack the BBC :wink:
by Altfish
July 6th, 2015, 6:15 pm
Forum: Positive Humanism
Topic: Save the BBC!
Replies: 121
Views: 37248

Re: Save the BBC!

I think it was in a no win situation; they have hopefully taken the lesser medicine, I understand they have got inflation rises back. Also they are to be allowed to collect monies from Catch Up services and internet use. But it is a very sad day when the BBC is helping pay for welfare cuts. Was this...
by Altfish
July 5th, 2015, 6:39 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Grexit?
Replies: 63
Views: 7426

Re: Grexit?

First exit polls are predicting a NO vote :retreat:
by Altfish
July 5th, 2015, 6:02 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: NSS campaign to end NHS chaplains
Replies: 3
Views: 1125

Re: NSS campaign to end NHS chaplains

Government/hospital trusts can't see passed religious chaplains. It is so pathetic really and the bleatings of the church are so easily debunked.
by Altfish
July 5th, 2015, 10:09 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: SYRIA
Replies: 284
Views: 51689

Re: SYRIA

I'm thinking the only solution to this whole ISIS mess is to let them have a state. Like Israel was created for the Jews; well let them have some part of the middle east and create their caliphate Their programme was, possibly still is, a global caliphate. Giving them a "state", a stable base on wh...
by Altfish
July 4th, 2015, 6:01 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: SYRIA
Replies: 284
Views: 51689

Re: SYRIA

I'm thinking the only solution to this whole ISIS mess is to let them have a state. Like Israel was created for the Jews; well let them have some part of the middle east and create their caliphate
by Altfish
July 3rd, 2015, 2:22 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: HS2 & other infrastructure projects
Replies: 36
Views: 4455

Re: HS2 & other infrastructure projects

a) Birmingham is a non-starter. If you want to fly to Paris (say) you fly to Paris, not London. Even though there is a high speed train connection. That sounds like someone from the London area speaking. :wink: I live within 3-miles of Manchester Airport and although I don't fly very often, I recko...
by Altfish
July 2nd, 2015, 6:25 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Grexit?
Replies: 63
Views: 7426

Re: Grexit?

Nick wrote:It is tax evasion that's the problem in Greece.
In Greece everyone does it. In the UK only the rich and corporations can get away with it :wink:
by Altfish
July 2nd, 2015, 6:21 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: The future of Government (if any)
Replies: 3234
Views: 237156

Re: The future of Government (if any)

There are going to be more men called Nigel than women on the Commons culture committee

http://i100.independent.co.uk/article/t ... Zk1Y7C5HMl

All white, all male :sad2:
by Altfish
July 2nd, 2015, 6:02 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: HS2 & other infrastructure projects
Replies: 36
Views: 4455

Re: HS2 & other infrastructure projects

I wish I had been paid £20 million.... *sigh* It seems pretty dimple, really. 1) Heathrow is the obvious best option because it is nearest, and to the West of London. 2) Gatwick doesn't have enough intercontinental flights to act as a hub. If it did, then 2 runways wouldn't be enough. 3) Boris Isla...