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#3076019 General Election 2015

Posted by Shadow on 21 February 2015 - 07:04 PM

Can't say I agree. Switzerland and Norway do perfectly well out of not being in the EU, but having trade agreements with it.


France and Germany rely on the UK financing the EU's political ambitions. If we pull out of the EU, France and Germany will be left trying to prop up the basket case economies of Bosnia, Ukraine (for their own political reasons) plus the statutory propping up of the in-house basket case economies of Slovakia, Slovenia, Romania, Bulgaria and Greeece. Then, they also have to prop up the failing Euro currency.


The EU will come cap in hand to the City for cash and to Britain itself for trading agreements so they can earn monies for their inefficiently-produced foodstuffs.


Any UK government would be able to drive a favourable free-trade agreement.

Norway has to enact all the EU employment legislation and make payments to the EU for the rights of access to EU markets, if Britain were to adopt the same model of EU trade affiliation as Norway we would have to pay the equivalent of 50% of our current net payments but with absolutely no influence on any EU policies or laws so we would be in the worst possible scenario of having to pay but getting no input.

Explain to me how that's a good idea.


Leaving the EU as a means of saving money is akin to leaving work to avoid paying Income Tax, technically you would not need to pay the 40% of your salary to "the man" trouble is you wouldn't get the rest of it.

#3074882 Perhaps now you'll believe that...

Posted by Shadow on 19 February 2015 - 07:05 PM

I'd like someone to explain to me why the press are getting their kecks in a twist over the Russians buzzing UK airspace in planes designed in the fifties. We should intercept them with spitfires just so they feel at home.

#3067940 Penguins in Hull complain of "Nanny state"....

Posted by Shadow on 07 February 2015 - 08:31 AM

I went to a zoo once that only had a small lapdog in it.

It was a Shitzu



I'll get my coat

#3065396 Embarrassing Stuart Barnes in Sunday Times

Posted by Shadow on 02 February 2015 - 09:43 PM

Is it possible for one of our union posters to point me in the direction of a good union journalist? You know, one which union fans agree with.

Eddie Butler or Brian Moore

#3064820 Embarrassing Stuart Barnes in Sunday Times

Posted by Shadow on 01 February 2015 - 10:38 PM

It seems that almost every RU hack is "not taken seriously" but somehow still holds down a well paid job writing pieces that are printed in the national press and read by the general public...

Can you feel our pain?

#3063489 TRL Helpdesk: Choosing an estate agent

Posted by Shadow on 30 January 2015 - 05:08 PM

Whichever one you choose remember they are only working for themselves and they are all utter bastards.


Blimey, didn't think that one would get through the filter  :ph34r:

#3063403 Visit England Ad

Posted by Shadow on 30 January 2015 - 02:14 PM


This isn't a board full of petty people who will pull you up for a silly things - 


Are you 100% certain about that? :tongue:

#3063303 Trolls

Posted by Shadow on 30 January 2015 - 11:23 AM

Or at least give a definition of trolling

#3060075 Union not that much different to League

Posted by Shadow on 24 January 2015 - 01:11 PM

Can somebody, anybody explain in simple language, without displaying their masters degree in English Grammar and Spelling why just about all sensible threads on TotalRL.com descend into anarchy? 


I only come onto the main board about once a week out of season and find, as I pick my way through the various threads that may be of interest, that things often go to rat's muck very quickly.  

It's all the other people  :biggrin:

#3058739 To whom it may concern

Posted by Shadow on 21 January 2015 - 08:21 PM

I read a lot of Darwin while at University as we studied some of his work in our English Literature seminars.  But thanks for the pointer anyway.  (And I rather take his word for it than anyone else's)


The point I made about Lewis was as an illustration that someone with a serious intellect, as he had, very much engaged his reason as he wrestled with the notion of faith for himself.  I was responding to the childish claim that reason cannot be present in faith.  Far from it and Lewis is simply a famous example of that.

Of course reason can not be present in faith, with reason involved it stops being faith.

I refer you to Oolon Colluphid's best seller " Well That About Wraps It Up For God." 


In Short:

The whole argument runs, roughly, as follows.

  1. God refuses to prove that (S)He exists because proof denies faith and without faith God is nothing.
  2. Man then counters that the Babel fish is a dead giveaway because it could not have evolved by chance. So the fish proves that God exists - but hence also, by God's own reasoning (see 1) that God does notexist.
  3. God says that (S)He hadn't thought of that (hadn't thought of 2) and promptly disappears in a puff of logic.

Thread closed. Thank you

#3058734 Visit England Ad

Posted by Shadow on 21 January 2015 - 08:14 PM

Come on now lads, we've all had a drink...

#3058223 Sweden Rugby League

Posted by Shadow on 20 January 2015 - 10:17 PM

Is this a "who can make the stupidest post" contest?

#3058096 Visit England Ad

Posted by Shadow on 20 January 2015 - 08:12 PM

And none of what you say justifies the free advertising that the RFU are getting for this ludicrous TV commercial.

This commercial strikes me as more a case of Visit England promoting England to visitors coming over for the World Cup than free advertising for the RFU, and as over 75% of it makes no reference to Rugby of any type it's not even as if it's a massive amount of the advert. Still, if you want to get outraged fill your boots.

#3057943 10 dead at French Satirical Mag

Posted by Shadow on 20 January 2015 - 02:36 PM

 I have had to sit through conversations among people of that ilk, and all they do is agree with each other about how right they are about everything.


Sounds like the Cross Code Forum  :tongue:

#3056407 To whom it may concern

Posted by Shadow on 16 January 2015 - 06:18 PM

People are talking of opinion. The thing about religion is they don't offer opinion, no opinions on anything, they state facts with many with a "do it or else" follow up and propose blind faith as superior to intellect in judging said facts.  No matter how much evidence masses to prove the contrary it is of no consequence. Religious people have faith not opinion. 

If you go on the Cross Code forum there are a number of posters who appear to put forward the viewpoint that their opinion is that of a Rugby League fan and all opinions that differ from that mean the proposer of that opinion is not and cannot be a Rugby League fan. It is quite easy to understand how an interpretation of religious faith can be taken as the one "true faith" and how all other interpretations are simply Rugby Union fans trying to undermine that true faith, and should be resisted to the last.