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#3264604 The NHS Debate (Merged threads)

Posted by Bob8 on 30 January 2016 - 06:31 PM

Whataboutism but then pretty much all your posts are whataboutism tinged with what seems to be a scarcely subdued anger. There is still therapy available, not for much longer though, still, you won't mind going private will you?

I think he is tolorated on here as they are worried about him going a bit mental and shooting people.

#3264531 Northern Powerhouse

Posted by Bob8 on 30 January 2016 - 04:31 PM

I worked in Wigan for 15 years.  All the Wiganers called St Helens folk Plastic Scousers.  I wonder why?.  Could it be because they are?

I have nothing but the greatest respect for the admirable denizens of the fine town of Wigan.  However, you will be aware that the sloping forehead of those fine people compromises the frontal cortex, therefore it would be expected that they would say many apparently 'strange' things.  We must be respectful and treat them with humanity.

#3264514 Youth Speak

Posted by Bob8 on 30 January 2016 - 03:52 PM

I live in California, in the county of Yolo.  I have a local cemetery called 'Yolo Cemetery'.


Thank you.

#3264277 Uninteresting Trivial Facts

Posted by Bob8 on 30 January 2016 - 01:12 AM

Have you dumped Denmark then Bob?


Sweden meant nothing to me.  I was young and naive, I needed the money.


*sob*they told me it would be artistic*sob*

#3259495 "Craft" beer - am I missing the point?

Posted by Bob8 on 18 January 2016 - 09:06 PM

I would like to compare it to an inverse Beatles.


Just as Rock'n'Roll arrived in the UK, was altered for local tastes and exported back, so real ale was sampled in the USA, altered for local tastes and exported back.  Just as the US was a market that of people that don't like 'real' beer, so they are finding the same market in the UK.


That these people are not drinking cask ale is pretty much down to bad marketing in the UK.  Living in Oxford, I drank pleny of Wychwood ale, but looking at the labels it is driven towards men with beards who play Dungeons and Dragons.  Brewdog may be targeted at young people who are really annoying, but there are plenty of them.

#3258028 Euro '16 Challenge

Posted by Bob8 on 14 January 2016 - 08:37 PM

I have worked up in Scotland and have many Scottish friends. Their take on this is that it's not the English fans but the press that build up any English team as potential world beaters and inevitably we fail much to the delight of our Celtic cousins.

Fair enough.  Many people recognise this.  Many do not and they must be punched for their own good.

#3257751 The gathering storm ...

Posted by Bob8 on 14 January 2016 - 01:27 AM

But according to you this is paradise!!!, just enjoy it while you can because your darling tories will try to take it all off you

A succession of temporary, low paid jobs, this is what you voted for, for yourself and others.

Can you confirm that there would be a high paying and secure teaching job for her if Milliband was PM?  If not, her reasoning makes sense.  I would say she voted against her best interest, but I cannot be absolutely certain of that and we tend to vote for what we believe in rather than narrow self interest anyway.

#3256205 The NHS Debate (Merged threads)

Posted by Bob8 on 09 January 2016 - 07:40 PM

Yes, but the claim was that 98% of junior doctors wanted strike action.  That was an erroneous claim.  At least 25% didn't even vote, and 2% of those who did vote didn't want strike action.


When it comes to pay you'll always find public service workers are keen on strike action!  Especially when there is a Tory government in power. 

I have seen only a couple of strikes, but the idea that people take it lightly is stupid.  Particularly when the people are relatively poorly paid and missing any wages is a serious matter.

#3255943 Rain, rain and more rain

Posted by Bob8 on 09 January 2016 - 04:56 AM

Plans? Money? And still did nothing. In 3 years? And you've got the temerity to try and blame the Tories for the Labour Party putting money over people. Which you voted for.
We remember.


About three years ago, were you not the man who argued for about fifty pages that global warming was a conspiracy by all scientists and you were the genius who figured it all out? 

#3253581 Bêtes Noires - what annoys you most about the world and it's inhabitants?

Posted by Bob8 on 02 January 2016 - 06:28 PM

So that's a no then Bob?

Not sure.  I started waffling and then forgot what we were writing about.


I might have a sit down and a cup of tea.

#3248775 RLIF rankings

Posted by Bob8 on 19 December 2015 - 05:30 AM

While there is much to mock, the important thing to take from this is that Denmark is the top ranked Scandinavian side.  Everything else is details.

#3244433 US Presidential Election 2016

Posted by Bob8 on 08 December 2015 - 06:32 AM

The polls at this stage are generally led by the candidate that has the highest name recognition.  Basically, because only people interested in politics have an opinion when asked and normal people just say someone they have heard of.  However, Trump is far higher than candidates usually are at this stage.

#3240383 Vote in parliament for military action

Posted by Bob8 on 28 November 2015 - 06:28 AM

I don't know what all the fuss is about, it really is quite simple:





Apparently, the simplified version is that not enough people are dropping bombs on Syrians.

#3238451 Bêtes Noires - what annoys you most about the world and it's inhabitants?

Posted by Bob8 on 24 November 2015 - 02:31 AM

I am in a poor mood, so I can contribute at last.


Education psychologists and speech therapists.  Absolute vermin in my experience.  The stupid, arrogant and ego-centric posh people drawn to this profession go even more power crazy once in it. 


Also, anyone listening to smooth jazz who thinks it is more sophisticated than pop.

#3237387 Bêtes Noires - what annoys you most about the world and it's inhabitants?

Posted by Bob8 on 21 November 2015 - 02:00 AM

A question for which there is no answer.


I heard they came into fashion when the button down collar was used by polo players and by pilots and car drivers in the days when such things were open top.  Therefore, people wanted to emulate such people.  I prefer without, particularly as if it is formal enough for a tie, it is too formal for button down collars.


Edit to add: Of course, it is different in the USA.  But then so are baseball caps indoors and none of this actually matters anyway.