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  1. Our new position in the EU

    It is just as sad about the ultimate decline of journalism, such a huge important and complicated issue boiled down to hysterics and foreigner bashing!
  2. Our new position in the EU

    Although I think of this as a product of prejudice I also believe it was a general set of ideas, some preconceived notions some of which were brought into being from the moment we joined up, and some that were completely made up like the bus advert.
  3. Our new position in the EU

    Well that was interesting Bob .... some of the links there were very enlightening, some bizarre and some downright frightening especially this quote of the day from Silver for the People: Quote of the day "Anyone who claims to stand for free markets, free trade, and limited government but who attempts to defend the existence or importance of the Federal Reserve or central banking is a liar. Either you support free markets and freedom of pricing or you support central bank price-fixing and creeping socialism. There is no third way or middle road — socialism and the free market are mutually incompatible. A little bit of socialism in the form of price-fixing is like a little bit of gangrene, if left unchecked it will eventually infect and kill the whole." - Paul-Martin Foss via The Mises Institute Get him ... creeping socialism and gangrene metaphors for good measure, it's like a Twilight Zone episode where you're trapped in Margaret Hilda's mind or speed dating where Saintslass is at every table. It's a rhetoric for the terminally can't be @rsed to help anyone, "I'm far too important to waste my time on anything other than making money." I think I met him once in Spain where because he was selling carpets meant that he had a far more important job than his wife because she was only a teacher. Only joking Saintslass BTW!
  4. I know what you mean here but qualifying under a technicality is what keeps right winginess going - truisms, correct statements to back up fallacious arguments, bare facts to support illogical jumps ...... come to think of it not unlike being on an RL forum but with racist intent.
  5. Our new position in the EU

    As I said they didn't give much thought at all .... if any. Rather sadly so I think. I don't mind that they've chosen, opted and voted for this at all except it affects us as well. I truly wish we could secede from the people who voted for it more than ever, and stay in Europe without them; sort of emotional tectonic plates! That's a pretty incredible statement from someone is very proud to be British but what a pity we can't arrange it! As for the myth of "didn't want to get rid of foreigners" ..... welcome to Alf Garnet Island everyone!
  6. Our new position in the EU

    I'm afraid they didn't they gave it that much consideration, one way or the other.
  7. Our new position in the EU

    Not when the the party is deluded by the idea ... that it is the nation. The reality is ...... well I wish I knew what it is. The only fact I have is we should all still be here after Brexit but what that looks like apart from the Tories changing rules to suit their mind sets and prejudices ( no change there then! ) I've absolutely no idea. I was going to ask Saintlass but I don't think he has any more idea than the rest of us. As you can see faithful is as faithful does. And to Trojan Tongue in Cheek lad, Tongue in Cheek!
  8. Our new position in the EU

    Yeah, it's hard not to feel sorry for them and the conundrum they're facing isn't it?
  9. Our new position in the EU

    "No they don't and you know that they won't. So Jah say."
  10. First of all this is not about Parky that's just a metaphor for RL and why it's still a small attitude game despite being the best sport in the world. I picked the title partly because the Mole chose to have a discussion with himself and played Devil's advocate at the same time about the RLWC. And as usual with the Mole "respected journalist" you sort of knew where it was going almost before you began reading it. The url is below so you can read yourself and as an attempt to be balanced it's about as close as the Mole will come to fair and even, but in his case a mile is as good as miss! It does does however illustrate the constant navel gazing and pointless arguing that besets our game rather than any kind solution finding. Just ask yourself one question would any other sport beat up it's World Cup in a public way like this does? The Mole talks about RL treating itself seriously as a starting point but this kind of journalism doesn't do that any more than Parky and me talking over and over about expansion, as with this article the only place that leads is to where it began in the first place - no one has budged an inch from their starting point, we've agreed about nothing and in the words of PNG supporters when Ellery didn't show up we've managed to make a "b#gger-up!" of the World Cup in the process. So well done us, we're more stupid than we thought! We would like to point out that no Parkies or Moles were harmed in the making of this post! All the characters post in this are entirely fictional and any resemblance to posters and journalists alive, dead or somewhere in between is purely coincidental! http://www.leaguefreak.com/what-is-the-purpose-of-the-rugby-league-world-cup-9052/ "It is said that locals traditionally walk for days, armed with spears, to get to matches, often having to climb trees to find a vantage point, and become so excitable that police have been forced to use tear gas to break up pitch invasions. " Now that's how to treat a World Cup!
  11. "What would our ancestors make of us?" Well, they'd be truly impressed, possibly overwhelmed. that we've come so far towards eradicating racial hatred, prejudice and how much we take care of each other having left the dog eat dog, devil take the hindmost mentality of the past behind us. And I think they'd be brought to tears at both our respectful attitudes towards each other and how we've ended poverty once and for all! All in all they'd probably think we we're the next rung in the evolutionary chain, the final mutation of homo sapiens. Or failing that they may take one look at The X-Factor and retire to a pre-NHS safer Great Britain, assuming our/your ancestors weren't some of those nasty foreigners that Brexit is defending us from, of course.
  12. Roger McGough " That's jazz you hear in the salt cellars, But they don't let non-members in!"
  13. Our new position in the EU

    There is however plenty of evidence from public execution days that it barely deterred the unwanted behaviour so much as helping pick-pockets have a field day. Which means it's a nice act of vengeance though so it's bound to make some people very happy. The substance & reality are often far removed from the preferred appearance even if it's as the role of a thwarted avenging angel of right wing prejudice!
  14. Our new position in the EU

    Well I think this has to be done to fit in with the level of comedy so far. I do agree with you about the silly assumptions made about agreeing with something just because it's along party lines though John. Are they only allowed to speak once and then forever hold their peace then? Yes, because obviously everything people do is written in stone and immutable, and they never ever change their minds .... it's an old charter!
  15. Our new position in the EU

    So we can subsidize their food and drink while child poverty increases and families need food banks to survive, apparently. And so they can make laws that make rich people much richer, place 90% of the wealth in as few hands as possible and the country can continue to borrow huge sums of money to get by and so cuts can be made in public services that well off people don't need and don't use so much, obviously.