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  1. Comment on Scotland Essay: Why the No side should be looking up in Scotland…
    on 20 April 2014 at 10:48 am

    JmcT – wasn’t he the piece of … ordure who helped bLIAR cruel Labour for a decade then went to OZ and trashed Gillard and Labor with the most divisive & ineffectual mendacities since the Toad was flung from office?
    Why is he even fed, let alone allowed to handle sharp implements like pens?

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  2. Comment on Belfast Telegraph’s Are you voting for the wrong party poll, and other political anomalies?
    on 20 April 2014 at 10:39 am

    Colour me spiflicated! I was shown to be Unionist (and worase) for the first 5 choices, SF & SDLP almost last!
    I wouldn’t vote other than Green, SF or SDLP if i were hanging by my fundamentals over a crocodile pool.

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  3. Comment on Was Ireland fatally wounded in 1916?
    on 20 April 2014 at 10:28 am

    By any standards, a secessionist insurrection whilst the, then, nation is in the trough of a war for survival was an act of political idiocy.
    The rejection of the offer of Dominion status, in the settlement, was another supreme moment of stupidity, else you might have to argue with some Kiwis who could buy & sell Ireland for chump change.
    West Britons Arise!

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  4. Comment on Vegetarian Stalinism Part 2: Ready the Gulags on the South Downs
    on 16 March 2014 at 7:13 am

    BabyFace – you beat me to the disgraceful use of paid ‘white coats’ to cast doubt on tobacco’s. Current merchants of doubt, apart from the Koch Klimate Klatch, are GM, fossil fuel investors yelling about visual pollution, back-up & dark forebodings/hints of black-outs if their filthyu 19thC tek isn’t further subsidised.
    This list goes on, it always will as the old comfortable & rich are threatened by reality.
    Probably the best way to put it is the old saw, as Billy Bragg did somewhat clunkily in the grauniad, – “A rich man, his servant and a labourer sat at table with 12 loaves of bread. The rich man takes 11 and tell his servant that the workman wants to steal his loaf.” Works every time.
    As one of the 19thC railway robber barons in the US, Jay Gould, put it – “I can always hire enough of the working class to oppress the rest on my behalf”.
    Just because it is now “trahison des clercs” the principle is the same.

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  5. Comment on Cara Park: “Continue the fight for equality in the face of casual misogyny, physical misogyny and, most importantly, resist and revolt against misogyny by the state.” #AMU (video added)
    on 11 March 2014 at 9:23 am

    In the 60s, when the idiot term “bra-burning’ was plastered all over the tabloids, i was part of a group which approached all the gutter press (there were at least 6 or 7 in London at the time) to alert them that there would a demonstration, from Bank to the City of topless feminists the next day.
    Every reptile was there slavering with their telephoto lens as the troop of shirtless blokes, carrying equality signs came down the street.
    Strangely, not a single word or pic in the papers the next day!

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  6. Comment on [Meanwhile in Galway]: “Get the f**k off our campus now…”
    on 9 March 2014 at 6:22 am

    “It is a truth widely acknowledged that..”, oops, wrong thread but it is axiomatic that those who wish to silence dissent, debate or criticism are those who know, in what passes for their brains, that their position is weak, probably indefensible.
    As in religion, politics, gender or economics, so in everyday life.
    “Faith is what you need to believe something you know to be untrue” – Samuel Clemens.

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  7. Comment on This is why Alan Shatter is in really BIG trouble…
    on 24 February 2014 at 12:11 am

    Perhaps the question is, “what didn’t he know and when did he not know it?”
    Did he assume that with his way with words (didn’t know about the [text removed] writing, thanks Dodrade) he could waffle & obfuscate until even Miriam Lord grew bored?

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  8. Comment on “Scary or liberating, that is the meaning of independence…”
    on 22 February 2014 at 9:20 am

    Surely part of the point of the EU was the dissolution of borders so that the many nations within the ,arbitrarily, redrawn borders post Napoleon, WWI,WWII would again allow PEOPLE’s (remember them?) voices to be, not just heard – as screams mostly – but listened to. Who knows, one day the semi fascist Ffith Republic (but who’s counting?) might acknowledge the Bretons, the Camargue, hell maybe even the Cathars.
    Which would be fun as the franks & Saxons & Hessen et al stir.Need i mention Schleswig-Holstein?
    But Schotteland – with what remains of their oil (pissed away during thatcherism’s dismal experiment as a straight transfer to the 4-5M dole) and such a lovely sunny climate, unsullied beaches and friendly, unterrifying natives, gotta be a tourist draw card..

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  9. Comment on Northern Ireland dog food infiltration known about seven years ago…
    on 13 December 2013 at 7:50 am

    So the question seems to be, “what didn’t the authorities know and when didn’t they know it?”… with no apologies to Rumsfeld.

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  10. Comment on “Do you know what Nelson Mandela’s jailers used to call him?”
    on 8 December 2013 at 9:19 am

    Given that they were mostly Afrikaaners, what they called him was Geeherte, unheard of for a black, meaning “respected Sir”.

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