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#3057816 10 dead at French Satirical Mag

Posted by Griff9of13 on 20 January 2015 - 10:45 AM

There seems to me to be quite a lot of intolerance in what you have written there.


The only difference is that it's the acceptable face of intolerance.


You may not be xenophobic, but you don't seem to like ordinary working class British people, with all their strange predilections.


In my experience, the British working class is the most tolerant of its kind probably in the world and certainly has been welcoming to immigrants for the most part, although it doesn't seem to get much credit for that.


Sorry Martyn but I've read and re-read Futtocks post three times but can't find any mention of "working class British people" anywhere. Could you do me a favour, and point out precisely where it is for me? Thanks. 

#3057117 General Election 2015

Posted by Griff9of13 on 18 January 2015 - 06:06 PM



The best thing that the politicians could do is to promise, and keep it, that they'll do nothing for a few years to let things settle down.


I think I said something similar last time round. Both the NHS and education are the two departments that all politicians think they have to be seen to be doing something, even if that something is interfering and generally ###### things up. They should stick to ensuring sufficient funding but leave all management decisions to those best placed to make them.


Oh, and I would also remove all the arbitrary targets such as waiting times and exam result league tables from public access. For me they serve no purpose, and taken out of context only mislead the public. 

#3056093 To whom it may concern

Posted by Griff9of13 on 15 January 2015 - 08:11 PM

"The head of an organisation that facilitated and covered up global child rape gangs says he'll punch anyone who insults him. Standard." - Ben Goldacre just now on Twitter

#3056035 To whom it may concern

Posted by Griff9of13 on 15 January 2015 - 06:03 PM

The whole point is that the Monarchy doesn't run the country.


Has anyone told Charlie that? :unsure:

#3055906 Trouble at NS&I!

Posted by Griff9of13 on 15 January 2015 - 12:52 PM

Erm, I thought all you pensioners were skint? <_<


But it was very nice of that nice Mr Osborne to give you all a nice gift pre-election bribe. :rolleyes:

#3055331 To whom it may concern

Posted by Griff9of13 on 13 January 2015 - 06:45 PM

To all who are not religious:


1.  Ditto

2.  Ditto

3.  Ditto


I think you need to re-read the original post. 

#3054803 The steam locomotive thread

Posted by Griff9of13 on 12 January 2015 - 09:48 AM

the tracks that preserved steam locomotives run on were part of the rail system at one time. For instance if you travel on the Keighley Worth valley Railway you are travelling on an actual branch line. If you travel on the Middleton railway you are travelling on an actual industrial railway: the oldest railway in the world. The North York Moors Railway is 18 miles long and takes in some dramatic scenery along a genuine piece of infrastructure, same with the Strathspey Railway. The locomotives are in their natural environment, doing real jobs. And they are railway locomotives-machines, not wild animals taken from their natural environment. Steam locomotives are obsolete pieces of industrial equipment that people have kept in service on preserved lines so that people can appreciate their power and beauty. They run on real railways. Wild animals in zoos are living creatures bred outside their natural environment, living outside their natural environment, purely for people to look at. 


To be slightly pedantic; large express locomotives would rarely, if ever, be found working on branch lines. And the severe speed restrictions in place on preserved railway branch lines (25mph max, AFAIR) does these larger machines a great disservice IMO.

#3053740 Darts

Posted by Griff9of13 on 09 January 2015 - 12:52 PM



#3053696 Flu/Man flu/Lurgy

Posted by Griff9of13 on 09 January 2015 - 11:37 AM

I had flu about 15 years ago. It was dreadful. I was sweating so much at night I had to sleep on towels and get up half way through the night and wring them out.  :fie:


Only having severe septicemia has beaten it for feeling so ill. 

#3052477 Darts

Posted by Griff9of13 on 06 January 2015 - 12:50 PM

A fun way to pass the time while having a few beers down the pub. But a sport? No.

#3052408 General Election 2015

Posted by Griff9of13 on 06 January 2015 - 08:29 AM

I'm already questioning why I bothered to walk to the polling station!

I don't even do that, I have a postal vote. :P

#3049248 UKIPpery

Posted by Griff9of13 on 27 December 2014 - 08:17 AM

The Times going for "Clickbait of the Year", I see.

Chris Addison on Twitter just now.

#3046470 Pakistan Taliban slaughter over 135

Posted by Griff9of13 on 17 December 2014 - 07:13 PM

Atheism is the belief that God does not exist and the atheist belief system is built upon that premise.  Some believe God or gods exist; others do not.  It is all belief.  It is all faith.


No. I KNOW for a fact that there is no evidence to prove the existence of a god. Therefore, until such evidence is provided I can not believe in a god.


Also, atheism has no structure, no mechanism to wield power, no leadership and hierarchy. 


I do understand how religious belief came about, it was primitive mans way to explain the, then, unexplainable. Science has now disproved, and continues to, disprove many of these beliefs. 

#3046272 Pakistan Taliban slaughter over 135

Posted by Griff9of13 on 17 December 2014 - 08:51 AM

Soviet Communist Party 1922 to 1991.


Wrong. They did not commit their numerous atrocities in the name of atheism, but in the name of political ideology.  

#3045025 Have you "Made It" in Life

Posted by Griff9of13 on 14 December 2014 - 04:44 PM

13. Car for mainly weekend use - sort of; we have one car, Mrs griff9of13 uses it Monday to Friday to commute to work so I only get to drive it at weekends.
22. Shops at Waitrose - yes, but not exclusivity. 

49. First name terms with the pub landlord - I'm on first name terms with several. <_<