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by leady
Mon Jun 13, 2016 9:43 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 50 Dead, 53 Injured in Orlando Gay Club Shooting
Replies: 490
Views: 44291

Re: Terror attack on Orlando gay club

I'm not sure how to respond to that level of denial.
by leady
Mon Jun 13, 2016 9:32 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 50 Dead, 53 Injured in Orlando Gay Club Shooting
Replies: 490
Views: 44291

Re: Terror attack on Orlando gay club

There should be 50 mass shootings between every Islamic inspired one in the US if it was random
by leady
Mon Jun 13, 2016 12:34 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 50 Dead, 53 Injured in Orlando Gay Club Shooting
Replies: 490
Views: 44291

Re: Terror attack on Orlando gay club

It looks like a lone wolf and but without the justifying ideology or the ease of access to guns ("Assault weapons" being a bit irrelevant) then this attack manifests as a street assault
by leady
Fri Jun 10, 2016 2:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 706643

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Is Trump still polling higher than normal across minority groups compared to the typical republican?
by leady
Thu Jun 09, 2016 4:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 706643

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Oh he definitely gish gallops :) I just find it interesting that he gets attacked in a manner that gains him support (and worse cross voting base support), when there are attacks that would just erode his republican support. To be honest I don't mind Clinton and I don't think Obama did a lot wrong, ...
by leady
Thu Jun 09, 2016 4:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 706643

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

You're wrong because you're British and biased. You have an inherent conflict because of your heritage against seeing racism. You cannot make accurate judgements on how racist Trump is. Leady, what's the definition of racism again? Well that's quite possible :) Who knows. But his own party seems to...
by leady
Thu Jun 09, 2016 3:28 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 706643

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

When rich white people can be racist towards other rich white people the term is being misused Are you seriously saying Trump's comments are not racist because Judge Curiel is whiter than a "mestizo" ?? Cause you're trolling quite hard right now. His parents were born in Mexico, he's a 2n...
by leady
Thu Jun 09, 2016 3:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1100
Views: 106837

Re: British EU referendum in June

Is there really any serious doubt that she was politically bribed by Camborne?
by leady
Thu Jun 09, 2016 3:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 706643

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

When rich white people can be racist towards other rich white people the term is being misused
by leady
Thu Jun 09, 2016 3:03 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 706643

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Surely you'd have to be a stringent "not one dropper" to suggest that Gonzalo Curiel is anything other than a white Spanish descendent? I always figured "the wall" TM was a essentially a secure border fence, i.e. to stop people getting to the US side without having to traverse th...
by leady
Thu Jun 09, 2016 1:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 706643

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

"When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best. They're not sending you. They're not sending you. They're sending people that have lots of problems, and they're bringing those problems with us. They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists. And some, I assume, ...
by leady
Thu Jun 09, 2016 1:34 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1100
Views: 106837

Re: British EU referendum in June

Whether you use the gross, the net of rebate or net of rebate & spending then the figure is still in the £100ms which gives the same emotional reaction of big numbers. Seems disingenuous to get excited about it.
by leady
Thu Jun 09, 2016 8:52 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 706643

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Are there any examples as in quotes that can be shared? (Trump says a lot of things, but he's pretty careful with his words)
by leady
Wed Jun 08, 2016 4:43 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 706643

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

The point is that its a reasonable point and not one that should cause mass craziness. As you point out, the same argument is used in many other contexts. Whether its a sensible one is a different debate. Although if Trump is a manipulative genius it was an impressive way to get La Raza into the mai...
by leady
Wed Jun 08, 2016 3:56 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 706643

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Doesn't Trump have a point however he put its across? As numerous commentators have pointed out, I can't imagine a huge acceptance of a white judge that belonged to an explicit ethnic club as being disinterested. But what does that have to do with Trump University? If Trump had an argument about be...
by leady
Wed Jun 08, 2016 3:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 706643

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Doesn't Trump have a point however he put its across? As numerous commentators have pointed out, I can't imagine a huge acceptance of a white judge that belonged to an explicit ethnic club as being disinterested.
by leady
Wed Jun 08, 2016 12:02 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1100
Views: 106837

Re: British EU referendum in June

I agree and further if there were a viable mechanism to take a step back within the EU in a meaningful manner then things would not have come to a head like this. However the structure of the EU makes such a step close to impossible, pretty much because it was actively designed to prevent it happeni...
by leady
Wed Jun 08, 2016 10:36 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1100
Views: 106837

Re: British EU referendum in June

I'm not sure that the "Democracy is an illusion or ineffectual" argument really puts forward a good case either (for reference for all the moaning about a representative, FPTP, effective two party system, the electorate actually does move the position of the parties in line with the "...
by leady
Wed Jun 08, 2016 9:02 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1100
Views: 106837

Re: British EU referendum in June

What could be more democratic than a minority of a states representative body trading off appointments to a law creating body that is then voted on by a second set of representatives than no one can name and less than 30% of people turn out for, essentially rubberstamping the appointees? On this bas...
by leady
Tue Jun 07, 2016 2:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Society pays tab for personal liberty
Replies: 70
Views: 10103

Re: Society pays tab for personal liberty

Won't work because humans don't do risk properly, we are far too cautious for things that are overtly gambling and far too optimistic for things that are long shots. Basically you'll just get news footage of families wading through their living rooms and the thing all falls apart politically. Not s...
by leady
Tue Jun 07, 2016 10:34 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Society pays tab for personal liberty
Replies: 70
Views: 10103

Re: Society pays tab for personal liberty

Won't work because humans don't do risk properly, we are far too cautious for things that are overtly gambling and far too optimistic for things that are long shots. Basically you'll just get news footage of families wading through their living rooms and the thing all falls apart politically.
by leady
Tue Jun 07, 2016 9:18 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Society pays tab for personal liberty
Replies: 70
Views: 10103

Re: Society pays tab for personal liberty

of course its also very possible to construct housing that is resistant to flooding, but its fair to say that most people gamble on the aesthetics vs practically.

Me? I made sure I was a good few meters above the local water level :)
by leady
Mon Jun 06, 2016 8:51 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1100
Views: 106837

Re: British EU referendum in June

The Swiss are completely landlocked, so to an extent they have to play nice with the EU
by leady
Fri Jun 03, 2016 6:22 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 706643

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

I can pin down the date they forgot for you - 1848 :)
by leady
Wed Jun 01, 2016 3:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Society pays tab for personal liberty
Replies: 70
Views: 10103

Re: Society pays tab for personal liberty

probably for paramedics but I'm more alluding to the fact that NI for a woman generally would be (guessing) 40% more due to healthcare and pensions and that actually extreme sports risks are relatively low as you can show by just getting annual holiday insurance (ok sky diving and paragliding are a ...
by leady
Wed Jun 01, 2016 3:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Society pays tab for personal liberty
Replies: 70
Views: 10103

Re: Society pays tab for personal liberty

Maybe an advanced society could introduce something I'd call "national insurance"

and then make this insurance keyed to your reasonable life choices, demographics & SES for both pensions and healthcare.

Of course the howls of outrage generated by such a thing would be amazing to behold
by leady
Wed Jun 01, 2016 12:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Society pays tab for personal liberty
Replies: 70
Views: 10103

Re: Society pays tab for personal liberty

Too much clean up - carousel is the way to go
by leady
Wed Jun 01, 2016 8:48 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Society pays tab for personal liberty
Replies: 70
Views: 10103

Re: Society pays tab for personal liberty

On average retirees haven't even come close to covering their own social costs, which of course is why risky behaviours are a saving generally.
by leady
Tue May 31, 2016 9:29 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1100
Views: 106837

Re: British EU referendum in June

Eye-opening fact number 1: We actually send only 0.4% of GDP to the EU when states are normally expected to pay 1%. We in fact send the lowest GDP amount of any country in the EU... I suspected as much, although that was more prejudice than information. I don't particularly hate the UK or want it o...
by leady
Fri May 27, 2016 3:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 706643

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

I think a policy of only allowing women and girls under 30 in would antagonise the most political groups :) If you think SNP is Marxist... maybe your political compass is a tad messed up? There are a lot of squiffy positions on those charts - the SNP are to the left economically of labour, but not t...
by leady
Fri May 27, 2016 2:04 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 706643

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

those charts do quite effectively show how biased political compass is vs the bulk of humanity :)

Christ you need to be full blown Marxist or communist to go left of the vertical line
by leady
Thu May 26, 2016 3:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Society pays tab for personal liberty
Replies: 70
Views: 10103

Re: Society pays tab for personal liberty

Leady, we can fine people as a disincentive but that doesn't recoup the cost. It merely reduces the bill at the margins and society eats the cost. Hopefully the article is just fear mongering and we aren't experiencing a rash of dumb white people rushing into danger because they saw it on video. Su...
by leady
Thu May 26, 2016 8:46 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Society pays tab for personal liberty
Replies: 70
Views: 10103

Re: Society pays tab for personal liberty

I think yes a libertarian world would help them, just not in a "zero fault" way and not in an indefinitely enabling way. Naturally not all libertarians would, because some are more heartless like myself (I have no desire to subsidise other peoples life choices or moralise at them, I'll jus...
by leady
Wed May 25, 2016 9:16 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Society pays tab for personal liberty
Replies: 70
Views: 10103

Re: Society pays tab for personal liberty

The libertarian question isn't really should "we" or not, to which the answer is yes to an extent in most cases. The question is really whether "we" should be forced to, the answer to which is typically no.
by leady
Tue May 24, 2016 2:44 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1100
Views: 106837

Re: British EU referendum in June

To be honest 80% of the UK public would express a preference that the EU was more accountable, had fewer powers and immigration was controllable within its borders

The real question is how strongly they feel about it, i.e. enough to risk their cheap holidays to the Algarve
by leady
Tue May 24, 2016 1:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1100
Views: 106837

Re: British EU referendum in June

As an external observer, it's a straight two way vote, yeah? There's really no fence sitting option. Either option could, in theory, be reversed at a later time, but "no decision" isn't actually an option, yes? Yeah, but like a lot of these things there will be nuance in the result regard...
by leady
Tue May 24, 2016 12:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1100
Views: 106837

Re: British EU referendum in June

You should probably ask yourself why such conversations are unpleasant for you, tiresome I can understand, but unpleasant? Whilst your friends are a little out on the timing (by a couple of decades plus I imagine), they are quite correct that contrary to the view above, the direction of change is al...
by leady
Thu May 19, 2016 12:12 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 5322
Views: 730925

Re: Police misbehavior thread

without violence, laws are suggestions
by leady
Wed May 18, 2016 6:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 5322
Views: 730925

Re: Police misbehavior thread

You see no space between escalating fines and murder? The post you're responding to is about executions, but I suppose we can't expect you to have ever actually read anything in this thread carefully enough not to say something completely ridiculous about it. Contrary to your beliefs, the police do...
by leady
Wed May 18, 2016 4:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 706643

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Conservative method - ensure people become responsible agents so that they maximise their efforts to improve their own circumstances Liberal method - empower the state to remove systemic social barriers that block an already self actualised population Well neither of those have worked, any other ch...

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