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Message 261 of 826 (696357)
04-15-2013 11:55 AM
Reply to: Message 260 by dronestar
04-15-2013 10:24 AM


Re: Ding Dong over Thatcher song makes the BBC no better than China
dronester writes:

War criminal and enemy of humanity and unending supporter of the 1%. Rot in hell bitch.

You seem to confusing her with Mussolini. I think you need a few days in a happy place.


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Message 264 of 826 (696365)
04-15-2013 1:02 PM
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04-15-2013 12:46 PM


Re: Ding Dong over Thatcher song makes the BBC no better than China
dronester writes:

What do you think of the millions of Brits who seems to agree with my sentiments?

I don't believe very many people agree with "War criminal and enemy of humanity and unending supporter of the 1%. Rot in hell bitch."

She was democratically elected 3 times. She was extremely disliked by those that suffered from the destruction of the unions but even more thought it necessary. But the vast majority who disagreed with her would not agree with those sentiments.

I heard one of them ranting in that way on the radio, he was 24 years old and blamed her for the invasion of Iraq. You really had to be here in the 70’s to know what it was like.


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Message 266 of 826 (696369)
04-15-2013 2:06 PM
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04-15-2013 1:16 PM


Re: Ding Dong over Thatcher song makes the BBC no better than China
dronster writes:

Since I lived through the Reagan/Thatcher years, I feel I have a clue.

Were you an adult in the UK during that time?

And I think "Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead" IS a similar WIDESPREAD sentiment to my "rot in hell Bitch" sentiment . . .

You think a children's tune from the Wizard of Oz is the same sentiment as saying 'rot in hell, bitch'? I disagree.

However, after enormous publicity, there have been only 10,600 sales so far - so there's a way to go to reach the 'millions' you claim agree with you.


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Message 269 of 826 (696381)
04-15-2013 4:21 PM
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04-15-2013 3:25 PM


Re: Ding Dong over Thatcher song makes the BBC no better than China
dronester writes:

I repeat, since I lived (as an adult) through the Reagan/Thatcher years, and their policies were VERY similar, I feel I have at least a clue.

So you weren't in the UK when she was in power. You therefore have as much of a clue about living in the UK with Thatcher as I have of living in the US with Reagan. Which is zilch.

So if I showed up at your mother's funeral and started singing the song "Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead", you would think I was merely singing a children's tune? Really?

I'd think you were being a callous, unfeeling idiot, with no thought for the grieving friends and family and you'd be asked to leave. But if you started shouting ”rot in hell you bitch" I'd probably punch your fucking lights out. To coin a phrase.

Are you stating it only takes 10,600 sales to be automatically chosen for the BBC's chart-countdown radio show. Really?

My mistake, the most recent numbers are:

Ding Dong! sold 52,605 copies, more than 18,000 of them since last Friday after controversy began to mount – 5,700 behind Need U, which had a weekly sale of 58,321.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/...pr/14/thatcher-ding-dong-charts

Tangle, so far you only seem to be criticising me because I am speaking ill of the dead. But perhaps there is more to your reprimand? So I'll ask directly . . . Do you think Thatcher was actually a good leader for Britain/world . . . Is Britain/world better off because of her policies?

Yes, she was a very good leader for the UK - at least for the first two terms. The UK was a basket case run by corrupt unions. The power was off - literally.

I didn't vote for her and I didn't agree with the Falklands at the time. But, in hindsight I think she was right; she got rid of Pinochet.

She should have been stopped earlier though - the privatisations went too far.

Edited by Tangle, : No reason given.


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Message 283 of 826 (712689)
12-06-2013 3:19 AM


Yihla Moja, Yihla Moja
-The man is dead, the man is dead

A real hero.


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Message 301 of 826 (714007)
12-19-2013 2:46 AM
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12-19-2013 2:14 AM


Re: Appropriate for this thread for certain values of "great."
My irony meter needs recalibrating.

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Message 360 of 826 (735794)
08-25-2014 7:40 AM


Tributes paid to film director Richard Attenborough

The Oscar-winning actor and director died on Sunday at the age of 90.

Steven Spielberg said he was "in an endless line of those who completely adored him". David Puttnam called him "completely irreplaceable".

Prime Minister David Cameron said he was "one of the greats of cinema", while Ed Miliband called it "a sad day" for film


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Faith is the denial of observation so that Belief can be preserved."
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Message 407 of 826 (752681)
03-12-2015 12:17 PM


“DON'T THINK OF IT AS DYING, said Death. JUST THINK OF IT AS LEAVING EARLY TO AVOID THE RUSH.”

― Terry Pratchett, Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch


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Message 412 of 826 (752694)
03-12-2015 12:58 PM


quote:
When Death met the philosopher, the philosopher said, rather excitedly: "At this point, you realise, I'm both dead and not dead."
There was a sigh from Death. Oh dear, one of those, he thought. This is going to be about quantum again. He hated dealing with philosophers. They always tried to wriggle out of it.
"You see," said the philosopher, while Death, motionless, watched the sands of his life drain through the hourglass, "everything is made of tiny particles, which have the strange property of being in many places at one time. But things made of tiny particles tend to stay in one place at one time, which does not seem right according to quantum theory. May I continue?"
YES, BUT NOT INDEFINITELY, said Death, EVERYTHING IS TRANSIENT. He did not take his gaze away from the tumbling sand.
"Well, then, if we agreed that there are an infinite number of universes, then the problem is solved! If there are an unlimited number of universes, this bed can be in millions of them, all at the same time!"
DOES IT MOVE?
"What?
Death nodded at the bed. CAN YOU FEEL IT MOVING? he said.
"No, because there are a million versions of me, too, And...here is the good bit ...in some of them I am not about to pass away! Anything is possible!"
Death tapped the handle of his scythe as he considered this.
AND YOUR POINT IS...?
"Well, I'm not exactly dying, correct? You are no longer such a certainty."
There was a sigh from Death. Space he thought. That was the trouble. It was never like this on worlds with everlastingly cloudy skies. But once humans saw all that space, their brains expanded to try and fill it up.
"No answer, eh?" said the dying philosopher. "Feel a bit old-fashioned, do we?"
THIS IS A CONUNDRUM CERTAINLY, said Death. Once they prayed, he thought. Mind you, he'd never been sure that prayer worked, either. He thought for a while. AND I SHALL ANSWER IT IN THIS MANNER, he added. YOU LOVE YOUR WIFE?
"What?"
THE LADY WHO HAS BEEN LOOKING AFTER YOU. YOU LOVE HER?
"Yes. Of course."
CAN YOU THINK OF ANY CIRCUMSTANCES WHERE, WITHOUT YOUR PERSONAL HISTORY CHANGING IN ANY WAY YOU WOULD AT THIS MOMENT PICK UP A KNIFE AND STAB HER? said Death. FOR EXAMPLE?
"Certainly not!"
BUT YOUR THEORY SAYS THAT YOU MUST. IT IS EASILY POSSIBLE WITHIN THE PHYSICAL LAWS OF THE UNIVERSE, AND THEREFORE MUST HAPPEN, AND HAPPEN MANY TIMES. EVERY MOMENT IS A BILLION, BILLION MOMENTS, AND IN THOSE MOMENTS ALL THINGS THAT ARE POSSIBLE ARE INEVITABLE. ALL TIME SOONER OR LATER, BOILS DOWN TO A MOMENT.
"But of course we can make choices between-"
ARE THERE CHOICES? EVERYTHING THAT CAN HAPPEN, MUST HAPPEN. YOUR THEORY SAYS THAT FOR EVERY UNIVERSE THAT'S FORMED TO ACCOMMODATE YOUR 'NO', THERE MUST BE ONE TO ACCOMMODATE YOUR 'YES'. BUT YOU SAID YOU WOULD NEVER COMMIT MURDER. THE FABRIC OF THE COSMOS TREMBLES BEFORE YOUR TERRIBLE CERTAINTY. YOUR MORALITY BECOMES A FORCE AS STRONG AS GRAVITY. And, thought Death, space certainly has a lot to answer for.
"Was that sarcasm?"
ACTUALLY, NO. I AM IMPRESSED AND INTRIGUED, said Death. THE CONCEPT YOU PUT BEFORE ME PROVES THE EXISTENCE OF TWO HITHERTO MYTHICAL PLACES. SOMEWHERE, THERE IS A WORLD WHERE EVERYONE MADE THE RIGHT CHOICE, THE MORAL CHOICE, THE CHOICE THAT MAXIMISED THE HAPPINESS OF THEIR FELLOW CREATURES, OF COURSE, THAT ALSO MEANS THAT SOMEWHERE ELSE IS THE SMOKING REMNANT OF THE WORLD WHERE THEY DID NOT ...
"Oh, come on! I know what you're implying, and I've never believed in any of that Heaven and Hell nonsense!"
The room was growing darker. The blue gleam along the edge of the reaper's scythe was becoming more obvious.
ASTONISHING, said Death. REALLY ASTONISHING. LET ME PUT FORWARD ANOTHER SUGGESTION: THAT YOU ARE NOTHING MORE THAN A LUCKY SPECIES OF APE THAT IS TRYING TO UNDERSTAND THE COMPLEXITIES OF CREATION VIA A LANGUAGE THAT EVOLVED IN ORDER TO TELL ONE ANOTHER WHERE THE RIPE FRUIT WAS?
Fighting for breath, the philosopher managed to say: "Don't be silly."
THE REMARK WAS NOT INTENDED AS DEROGATORY, said Death. UNDER THE CIRCUMSTANCES, YOU HAVE ACHIEVED A GREAT DEAL.
"We've certainly escaped from outmoded superstitions!"
WELL DONE, said Death. THAT'S THE SPIRIT. I JUST WANTED TO CHECK.
He leaned forward.
AND ARE YOU AWARE OF THE THEORY THAT THE STATE OF SOME TINY PARTICLES IS INDETERMINATE UNTIL THE MOMENT THEY ARE OBSERVED? A CAT IN A BOX IS OFTEN MENTIONED.
"Oh, yes," said the philosopher.
GOOD, said Death. He got to his feet as the last of the light died, and smiled.
I SEE YOU...

Je suis Charlie. Je suis Ahmed. Je suis Juif.

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Message 469 of 826 (776255)
01-11-2016 2:51 AM


Jean Genius - Sorrow for a Hero

Je suis Charlie. Je suis Ahmed. Je suis Juif. Je suis Parisien.

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"Science adjusts it's views based on what's observed.
Faith is the denial of observation so that Belief can be preserved."
- Tim Minchin, in his beat poem, Storm.


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Message 510 of 826 (780173)
03-12-2016 8:27 AM


This band that God's building from our biggest and best is almost worth becoming a believer for.

Je suis Charlie. Je suis Ahmed. Je suis Juif. Je suis Parisien.

Life, don't talk to me about life - Marvin the Paranoid Android

"Science adjusts it's views based on what's observed.
Faith is the denial of observation so that Belief can be preserved."
- Tim Minchin, in his beat poem, Storm.


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Message 577 of 826 (797893)
01-29-2017 4:31 AM


John Hurt


Je suis Charlie. Je suis Ahmed. Je suis Juif. Je suis Parisien.

"Life, don't talk to me about life" - Marvin the Paranoid Android

"Science adjusts it's views based on what's observed.
Faith is the denial of observation so that Belief can be preserved."
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Message 580 of 826 (799207)
02-08-2017 4:31 AM


Hans Rosling
Hans Rosling - best popular statistician that ever lived

https://www.ted.com/...best_stats_you_ve_ever_seen#t-1174205

Edited by Admin, : Add title.


Je suis Charlie. Je suis Ahmed. Je suis Juif. Je suis Parisien.

"Life, don't talk to me about life" - Marvin the Paranoid Android

"Science adjusts it's views based on what's observed.
Faith is the denial of observation so that Belief can be preserved."
- Tim Minchin, in his beat poem, Storm.


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