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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Strange how it takes public outrage to motivate them to do anything...

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This week is the Scottish Nationalist Party's conference week and consequently the political shows on TV have had interviews with the leading politicians from north of the boarder as their main feature's. I have to say, watching both Ruth Davidson [leader of the Scottish Conservative Party] and Nicola Sturgeon, I was mighty impressed with the clarity and reasoned arguments that both advanced in support of their relative positions across the board. The Scottish are very lucky to have such talent at their disposal, and seeing them cross-examined brought the comparatively low-grade nature of our own equivalents into sharp focus. I've watched Corbyn and May repeatedly and neither of them hold a candle to these two in terms of answering questions in an honest and straightforward way.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, to be fair, there are probably greater consequences for the latter if they're honest. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sad but true Av; it's almost as if they are afraid to answer any question put to them!

I'm saddened to hear that a woman fell to her death from the Whispering Gallery that runs around the inside of the dome of St. Paul's Cathedral yesterday. A rare, if not unprecedented occurence, it reminds us of the care we need to take when visiting even the most frequently attended attractions both at home and abroad. Tragedy for all concerned.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I always think of the quote by old Edward Whymper, one of the pioneering alpinists:

Edward Whymper wrote:
Climb if you will, but remember that courage and strength are nought without prudence, and that a momentary negligence may destroy the happiness of a lifetime.

Do nothing in haste; look well to each step; and from the beginning think what may be the end.


Words to live by.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 11:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Peter, and Av,

With the likes of Theresa May and Peter Cameron dwelling to the left a long time (and please note I am a moderate so not criticising things left or right) may be a point which means a change - albeit not a good one even - becomes necessary?
Also, that reference you make to a 6 week hiatus in payable benefits cannot possibly be allowed to happen. I would anticipate at a guess that would affect at least a million voting people.

I had an organised robust discussion - in a pub -with a couple of mates in the past week about Labour and Liberal in Australia, left and right and who`s up who and who`s paying the rent. I admitted that as a 14 year old at a Christian School I was convinced that Karl Marx had it right and that that the world with one class would be happy and fair. This perception took a turn when I was working with a fellow who would watch me do the heavy lifting and still put his hand out to be paid the same as me, while I wanted to get paid more for working smarter and getting better results for the boss so I could buy my girlfriend an above average gift. Then the discussion turned to `I pay more tax than you earn`, and so on.
I grew up in the left, and have been moderate leaning right in more recent years. There is so much can be said for charisma in a leader.
These mates I caught up with are funny(one carries a photo of Gough Whitlam, and another quotes John Howard just to piss him off). One said that socialism will rise in the US due to the fact that Trump is a buffoon.

I watched Assassins Creed last night. My younger son warned me that it was terrible, but I enjoyed it!

Hope all is well.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 5:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haha, nice to see you around Kizza.

Don't watch Assassin's Creed, play the games. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Kizza! I'm going to watch the film and play the game, so I score on both fronts. Good to hear that at least someone has enjoyed the film - gives me hope that I may possibly be the second person! Wink
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