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Re: UK going to the dogs

April 19th, 2017, 7:35 pm

The parrot overdosed. (I've read elsewhere that in fact they do sell part of the harvests to drug dealers for better prices.)
Rose-ringed parakeets are everywhere in London. First I saw them only in Kew Gardens, now I see several every time I go jogging to Victoria Park, and today I spotted one in More London! Anyway, I hope it's not just me seeing them.
 
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Re: UK going to the dogs

April 19th, 2017, 7:54 pm

Traden4Alpha wrote:
trackstar wrote:
Sometimes, but a forest bird never wants a cage.*

And it's hard to escape from digital cages!

* Do you know who said that?  Do not Google it!
I'm going to guess Shakespeare. It's always Shakespeare.

In fact the entirety to post-Shakespearean literature is just a rearrangement of Shakespeare's words. (In the case of Joyce, it's a rearrangement of Shakespeare's letters.)



Good guess.

But it was Henrik Ibsen.
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Re: UK going to the dogs

April 20th, 2017, 12:00 pm

sorry is the hardest word
"oxford-warwick statistics programme"
is he a wilmotter?
 
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Re: UK going to the dogs

April 20th, 2017, 12:47 pm

trackstar wrote:
Traden4Alpha wrote:
trackstar wrote:
Sometimes, but a forest bird never wants a cage.*

And it's hard to escape from digital cages!

* Do you know who said that?  Do not Google it!
I'm going to guess Shakespeare. It's always Shakespeare.

In fact the entirety to post-Shakespearean literature is just a rearrangement of Shakespeare's words. (In the case of Joyce, it's a rearrangement of Shakespeare's letters.)



Good guess.

But it was Henrik Ibsen.
But he was paraphrasing Shakespeare, no doubt. ;-)

P.S. Is he even right about forest birds, though? Of all the kinds of birds, forest birds are probably the most amenable to cages. Chickens were forest birds. It's the birds of the open fields and migratory birds that have very large territories and tend to fly long distances.
 
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Re: UK going to the dogs

April 20th, 2017, 1:32 pm

Most home birds are in cages.
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Re: UK going to the dogs

April 20th, 2017, 1:41 pm

Cuchulainn wrote:
Most home birds are in cages.
Not DaveAngel's, what?
 
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Re: UK going to the dogs

April 20th, 2017, 2:01 pm

Traden4Alpha wrote:
trackstar wrote:
Sometimes, but a forest bird never wants a cage.*

And it's hard to escape from digital cages!

* Do you know who said that?  Do not Google it!

I'm going to guess Shakespeare.  It's always Shakespeare.

In fact the entirety to post-Shakespearean literature is just a rearrangement of Shakespeare's words.  (In the case of Joyce, it's a rearrangement of Shakespeare's letters.)

You missed the hint?? Norwegian blue (lovely plumage).

And of course, Ibsen's Master Builder == JJ's Bigmester Finnegan,
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Re: UK going to the dogs

April 20th, 2017, 2:04 pm

Do you ever dream that you are flying?
I do - soaring very high and learning how to change altitude and speed with small changes in the angles of my wings.  :)



So this fits the UK thread, but not going to the dogs.  Pink Floyd is one of Britannia's many saving graces. 

Soaring off to a long weekend now!
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Re: UK going to the dogs

April 20th, 2017, 2:36 pm

trackstar wrote:
Do you ever dream that you are flying?
I do - soaring very high and learning how to change altitude and speed with small changes in the angles of my wings.  :)
Yes! Interestingly, it's often inside enclosed spaces such as hallways, atriums, shopping malls, airports, etc. Yet I don't feel caged or constrained as I fly above the rest of the people down below. Perhaps I'm a forest bird (many of which avoid flying in open air).
 
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Re: UK going to the dogs

April 21st, 2017, 10:34 am

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Re: UK going to the dogs

April 21st, 2017, 11:03 am

the leader of britain's socialists spoke about a "rigged system"
(ok, britain's so-called conservative party are socialists also)
Jeremy Corbyn vows to 'overturn the rigged system'
britain's state-run broadcaster gave a fairly neutral report of that speech

what's interesting is that during the US election, Trump the magnificent also spoke of a rigged system and britain's state-run broadcaster ridiculed him as a fantasist
America's 'rigged' election

His critique changes if events move in his favour, but if he loses he has encouraged his supporters to doubt American democracy.
"Rigged" is a word loosely used but potentially dangerous.


riddle me this, Britain's BBC: if it is "potentially dangerous" when a candidate whom you hate talks of a "rigged system" then why do you not accord the same treatment to a candidate whom you like when he makes a similar statement?


it's hard to characterize britain's state-run broadcaster as anything other than a hater when you look back at how they covered the trump campaign, and it's hard to do anything other than laugh at the BBC when you look back at pearls of wisdom such as
If Mr Trump loses, a heavy responsibility will fall on his shoulders. Will he accept defeat or encourage the view that the election was stolen and so shake the foundations of American democracy?

lol, isn't that exactly what happened when hillary lost?
 
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Re: UK going to the dogs

April 21st, 2017, 12:17 pm

Mr Farage, who has failed seven times to win a seat at Westminster, said a victory in the snap election would have been a "vindication" for him - but he had come to the conclusion that he would have more influence in Strasbourg and Brussels.

Priceless.
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Re: UK going to the dogs

April 21st, 2017, 2:03 pm

And probably true.

Certainly the only time the news here reports the EU parliament is when Farage says something outrageous. The TV girls and boys assume this turns people off Farage. What has become abundantly clear now, and was clear before to anyone with a brain, is that we Brits just love him all the more!

So I am pleased by this decision.
 
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Re: UK going to the dogs

April 21st, 2017, 4:01 pm

What I don't understand: no one in UK votes for him.

On the other hand, Brussels is a culinaire paradise.
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