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by Matt
Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Skepticism and Critical Thinking.
Topic: Help with a fallacy
Replies: 7
Views: 279

Re: Help with a fallacy

There is a plausible mechanism. Expressing your thoughts is a deed and that deed in turn may affect others' deeds. Such as whether they choose a foreign or domestic holiday, and if foreign then whether they decide to change their holiday money a little earlier in the expectation that the value of th...
by Matt
Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 813
Views: 120331

Re: Brexit consequences

Shaping up to be an entertaining Rock Opera.
Didn't Gibraltar vote something like 97% remain?
by Matt
Sat Feb 01, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 813
Views: 120331

Re: Brexit consequences

Alas in this corner of Essex I spent 11pm cuddling an anxious border collie who was distressed at the fireworks.
by Matt
Tue Jan 28, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: In The News.
Topic: BBC funding
Replies: 3
Views: 440

Re: BBC funding

I did read an article which suggested his idea is that if you make it voluntary then some people won't pay but that's OK because they can just raise the price for the people who do choose to pay. Which means that either I'm missing something, or he's missing a lot. Like why TV detector vans exist.
by Matt
Tue Jan 28, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: In The News.
Topic: BBC funding
Replies: 3
Views: 440

Re: BBC funding

Technically it is voluntary. I don't have to watch TV.
For that matter the BBC don't have to employ Lineker either
by Matt
Sat Jan 25, 2020 1:15 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 813
Views: 120331

Re: Brexit consequences

It's a Cumulonimbecile!
by Matt
Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 813
Views: 120331

Re: Brexit consequences

Indeed, every silver lining has a cloud...
by Matt
Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 813
Views: 120331

Re: Brexit consequences

Ian Dunt's latest lengthy, detailed and depressing article - Brexit 2020: Everything you need to know about Boris Johnson's trade deal nightmare https://politics.co.uk/blogs/2020/01/23/brexit-2020-everything-you-need-to-know-about-johnson-s-trad Very entertaining. Did read a silver lining article t...
by Matt
Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Humour.
Topic: United Kingdom wins Darwin Award.
Replies: 1
Views: 211

Re: United Kingdom wins Darwin Award.

Though this was probably satire but wasn't sure the Darwin Awards had done this for the publicity or someone else was having a laugh. Then "Awards chairman Stu Pidkunz had this to say..."
by Matt
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: In The News.
Topic: Racism and Meghan
Replies: 10
Views: 519

Re: Racism and Meghan

OK I'm all caught up on the video. Apart from Philip not Piers I don't think I was too far from the mark. Have you read this from 2016 when their relationship first hit the press. https://www.royal.uk/statement-communications-secretary-prince-harry the racial undertones of comment pieces; and the ou...
by Matt
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: In The News.
Topic: Racism and Meghan
Replies: 10
Views: 519

Re: Racism and Meghan

I confess that I haven't watched the video, I should probably do so before I comment further.
by Matt
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: In The News.
Topic: Racism and Meghan
Replies: 10
Views: 519

Re: Racism and Meghan

It's certainly the case that Meghan has had a very hard time of it in the press compared to her sister in law Apologies for a Buzfeed link but they do lay it out quite well https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ellievhall/meghan-markle-kate-middleton-double-standards-royal None of these are overtly r...
by Matt
Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: In The News.
Topic: Man who threw 'lucky' coins into plane engine fined
Replies: 2
Views: 156

Re: Man who threw 'lucky' coins into plane engine fined

Passing missiles aren't a problem, it's the meetups that concern me.
by Matt
Sat Jan 11, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: In The News.
Topic: Man who threw 'lucky' coins into plane engine fined
Replies: 2
Views: 156

Man who threw 'lucky' coins into plane engine fined

"Lucky coins!"

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-50979485
A Chinese man who was flying for the first time has been fined for throwing "good luck" coins into a plane's engine.
by Matt
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Music And Literature.
Topic: Topical limerics.
Replies: 42
Views: 15488

Re: Topical limerics.

Oooh I like that one. also see "The Harry formerly known as Prince"

https://chaser.com.au/world/queen-prono ... as-prince/