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by ISayMoo
February 3rd, 2017, 4:04 pm
Forum: Forum and Website Bugs and Suggestions
Topic: Bizarro question about torture
Replies: 96
Views: 5608

Re: Bizarro question about torture

If yes/no is the answer, then what is the question?
by ISayMoo
February 3rd, 2017, 3:53 pm
Forum: Forum and Website Bugs and Suggestions
Topic: Bizarro question about torture
Replies: 96
Views: 5608

Re: Bizarro question about torture

The thing about modern use of torture in "our" civilisation is that it's applied very selectively, with a clear racial bias. We have heard about multiple cases of non-white people being tortured by Western security agencies or their proxies. Can you name a single instance of such treatment being app...
by ISayMoo
January 18th, 2017, 10:22 pm
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: UK and the EU: In or out?
Replies: 1934
Views: 68935

Re: UK and the EU: In or out?

Ah, so that's why he's so upset about IRA terrorists being jailed? ;-)
by ISayMoo
January 18th, 2017, 9:32 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Stupid question of the day
Replies: 2052
Views: 97143

Re: Stupid question of the day

For a supper.
Most people find it easiest to empathise with people who are like them.
by ISayMoo
January 18th, 2017, 9:00 pm
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: UK and the EU: In or out?
Replies: 1934
Views: 68935

Re: UK and the EU: In or out?

I'm not just talking about trade; there is the human rights issue and I would trust EU court than any Irish, Dutch or British court.  But those convictions were quashed by *English* courts ;-) Not by the ECJ :) England has one of the oldest traditions of rule of law on Earth. No need for "adult sup...
by ISayMoo
January 18th, 2017, 3:16 pm
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: UK and the EU: In or out?
Replies: 1934
Views: 68935

Re: UK and the EU: In or out?

I'm not just talking about trade; there is the human rights issue and I would trust EU court than any Irish, Dutch or British court.  But those convictions were quashed by *English* courts ;-) Not by the ECJ :) England has one of the oldest traditions of rule of law on Earth. No need for "adult sup...
by ISayMoo
January 18th, 2017, 1:49 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: India, a dream becoming reality
Replies: 3623
Views: 549246

Re: India, a dream becoming reality

No country for young women.
by ISayMoo
January 18th, 2017, 1:47 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Trump - the first 100 days
Replies: 1723
Views: 69911

Re: Trump - the first 100 days

They are busy undermining the result of democratic elections. Not going to end well.
by ISayMoo
January 18th, 2017, 1:46 pm
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: UK and the EU: In or out?
Replies: 1934
Views: 68935

Re: UK and the EU: In or out?

Nothing new here, anybody who did business with USA or China had this problem. There is the WTO tribunal for trade disputes. Many international contracts are written under English law so that they are resolved in English courts. (Because English legal system has a great reputation for stability, fai...
by ISayMoo
January 18th, 2017, 1:09 pm
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: UK and the EU: In or out?
Replies: 1934
Views: 68935

Re: UK and the EU: In or out?

If anything, Theresa May is the one using the veiled threats. It almost feels as if she rehearsed he speech based on old footage of Enoch Powell's ramblings. The #1 threat is "we can't make it too easy for the UK to leave or others will follow". We've heard it on the next day after the referendum. ...
by ISayMoo
January 18th, 2017, 12:14 pm
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: UK and the EU: In or out?
Replies: 1934
Views: 68935

Re: UK and the EU: In or out?

If anything, Theresa May is the one using the veiled threats. It almost feels as if she rehearsed he speech based on old footage of Enoch Powell's ramblings. The #1 threat is "we can't make it too easy for the UK to leave or others will follow". We've heard it on the next day after the referendum. ...
by ISayMoo
January 18th, 2017, 12:12 pm
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: UK and the EU: In or out?
Replies: 1934
Views: 68935

Re: UK and the EU: In or out?

Yes, I know it's against the rules, but apart from the UK and Germany who else ever obeys the rules? I hope it was an irony -- German investments in Russia flourished after 2014 under the sanctions. Plus the EU handling of the VW Dieselgate scandal was one big bending the rules to protect the inter...
by ISayMoo
January 17th, 2017, 5:06 pm
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: UK and the EU: In or out?
Replies: 1934
Views: 68935

Re: UK and the EU: In or out?

Because we are friendly! And like to trade.

All British conquest of Asia was done in the name of "opening trade routes". Just ask the Indians, Sikhs or the Afghans :D
by ISayMoo
January 17th, 2017, 4:52 pm
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: UK and the EU: In or out?
Replies: 1934
Views: 68935

Re: UK and the EU: In or out?

He's probably very kind to animals. And I bet he prefers them to human beings.
As any sane person does.
Sautéed with onions.
I've read somewhere that human meat tastes better with fava beans.
by ISayMoo
January 17th, 2017, 4:43 pm
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: UK and the EU: In or out?
Replies: 1934
Views: 68935

Re: UK and the EU: In or out?

I like this words from May's speech: Britain is not the only member state where there is a strong attachment to accountable and democratic government, such a strong internationalist mindset, or a belief that diversity within Europe should be celebrated. And so I believe there is a lesson in Brexit n...
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