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I think at the next census I'll declare myself a climate denial druid.

Aug 17, 2018 at 6:28 PM | Supertroll

If you haven't done so already, can I recommend you read this Wikipedia entry?

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Druid

There seems to be an equal amount of evidence backing Climate Science as the existence of Druids.

Aug 17, 2018 at 11:18 PM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

5:30pm Radio Humberside did a preview item for next months British Science Festival
What did they choose ?
The woman whose doing the the Plastics in The Arctic talk
.."Oh we found that the plastics was 100 hundred thousand times more that we could ever calculated "

FFS that doesn't sound like a scientist talking
#2 The can't be very good scientists if their estimates are 100,000 times less than reality.
Shes English AFAIK

Aug 17, 2018 at 11:15 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Agree on all counts gc. The theory of the BBC goes that if they don't report it, we won't be disturbed by it and thus turn racist. The opposite is true. By not reporting it properly we are encouraged to think that those in power don't have our back. We need to know that they will support our view of right or wrong. Without that people decide it's time to sort the problem out themselves.

Aug 17, 2018 at 10:41 PM | Unregistered CommenterTinyCO2

We have human rights and almost no human responsibilities. I don't blame immigrants for bringing their own rules with them, I blame us for not defending ours.

Aug 17, 2018 at 7:58 PM | TinyCO2

Agreed. In the UK, there is also an assumption that only white anglo saxons can be accused of racism, or having behaved in a manner that caused discrimination.

How long ago did the BBC stop reporting on the colour of the "gang of youths seen running away from ... " a crime scene/attack etc?

The BBC is now reporting on cases of FGM. Female Genital Mutilation, or slicing off the clitoris, is as common as circumcision for some religions and cultures, only it isn't done to infants, and no anaesthetic is involved.

British born women being conned by their families into overseas forced marriages is anothe thing the BBC are starting to report. They are not keen to emphasise the cultures/religions involved.

Political Correctness discriminates against white anglo-saxons

Aug 17, 2018 at 10:26 PM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

Aug 17, 2018 at 6:52 PM | Ross Lea

It is the ABUSE of religion by humans that kills other humans. Moslem terrorists are brainwashed into believing that they reserve a place in paradise for themselves and their family by "Martyrdom.

Where in the teachings of Jesus is killing anyone justified?

Who told Irish Catholics it was ok to kill Irish Protestants AND vice versa?

When it comes to war, or self defence different rules and laws apply, but relying purely on religious teachings as a reason to kill is wrong, whether you believe in a God or not. After all, who wrote down the teachings?

I am not a pacifist hippy, and would support the death penalty for pre meditated murder, including terrorism irrespective of their race colour or creed. I agree with your cost benefit analysis over the cost of a bullet. Wouldn't 9mm be cheaper?

I accept that many people have multiple objections to the Death Penalty, without dragging Religions into it.

Aug 17, 2018 at 9:57 PM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

I don't disagree about execution Ross, I just don't want to revert wholesale to the period we had them.

Aug 17, 2018 at 8:25 PM | Unregistered CommenterTinyCO2

I think Buddhists in the far East are not above a bit violence either.. Being above reproach is a part of every religion ever conceived.

Aug 17, 2018 at 6:00 PM | Uibhist a Tuath
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-32929855
"This firebrand strain of Buddhism is not new to Sri Lanka. A key Buddhist revivalist figure of the early 20th Century, Anagarika Dharmapala, was less than complimentary about non-Sinhalese people. He held that the "Aryan Sinhalese" had made the island into Paradise which was then destroyed by Christianity and polytheism. He targeted Muslims saying they had "by Shylockian methods" thrived at the expense of the "sons of the soil". "

Some with a history of crime and violence seek sanctuary within a protected environment, by having themselves regarded as a "Buddhist Monk". Another example of goodwill being compromised by selfish interests

Everyone makes mistakes......
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aung_San_Suu_Kyi
"Aung San Suu Kyi's honours include the Nobel Peace Prize, which she won in 1991. Time Magazine named her one of the "Children of Gandhi" and his spiritual heir to non-violence.[3]

Since ascending to the office of State Counsellor, Aung San Suu Kyi has drawn criticism from many countries, organisations and figures over her inaction to the persecution of the Rohingya people inRakhine State and refusal to accept that Myanmar's military has committed massacres."

Aug 17, 2018 at 8:22 PM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

TinyCo2 There are many cases of murder where there is no doubt what so ever that the defendant is guilty. I feel the death penalty is appropriate at least in such cases and probably many more. The victims family and friends deserve justice. On purely economic grounds a 90p 308 round makes more sence than at least 20,000 pounds a year and good chance that on release the same crime would be commited as has often happened. This is another area where the elected elet are way out of line with the will of the majority of the people.

Aug 17, 2018 at 8:17 PM | Unregistered CommenterRoss Lea

gc, and I would not like to revert 200 + or - years or even the 50+ years since the last execution but I'm also aware that we didn't arrive at our current situation of relative safety by being totally soft either. Good governance like good parenting, should have proportional punishments that it sticks to without favour. Our current dilema is we have eroded our standards so much we stand for almost nothing. We have human rights and almost no human responsibilities. I don't blame immigrants for bringing their own rules with them, I blame us for not defending ours.

Aug 17, 2018 at 7:58 PM | Unregistered CommenterTinyCO2

Dumb Thief


American tourist ties 'bag thief' to a signpost in Ireland and calls the police to come and arrest him as stunned bystanders look on and laugh

Witnesses said the American - described as a big man with a Harley Davidson - was standing outside a shop when the thief tried to take his bag and phone.


:facepalm

Aug 17, 2018 at 7:12 PM | Registered CommenterPcar

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