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Re: Cool stuff found on the Interwebs

Postby Roy Hunter on Tue Jun 07, 2011 7:51 am

An all-American Scottish Nationalist.

(My sister knows this guy, so I didn't really find it on the Interwebs, but there you go.)
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Re: Cool stuff found on the Interwebs

Postby black bart on Tue Jun 07, 2011 8:57 am

Roy Hunter wrote:An all-American Scottish Nationalist.

(My sister knows this guy, so I didn't really find it on the Interwebs, but there you go.)


He's just working for Scotland through fear of the curse of these guys:

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From Garth Merengie, Episode 5 'Scotch Mist'.
The smoke wafted gently in the breeze across the poop deck and all seemed right in the world.
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Re: Cool stuff found on the Interwebs

Postby daftbeaker on Tue Jun 07, 2011 11:27 am


"A referendum in 1997 ended with Scotland being given its own parliament in Edinburgh. It has control over domestic spending but only limited powers to change tax rates.

But Mullins-Silverstein said this was designed to placate nationalist feelings and maintain the union with England, and "not to make things better" for the people of Scotland. It would never be allowed to take the really important political decisions, he said.

"They are never going to give the 'biggies' to Scotland," he said. "People stiffen up when you talk about it because they are afraid of losing powers from the center."

You mean like how the federal government sets main tax rates and the states have limited power to change it? :idiot:
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Re: Cool stuff found on the Interwebs

Postby Tigger_the_Wing on Mon Jun 13, 2011 6:26 am

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Re: Cool stuff found on the Interwebs

Postby PKMKII on Tue Jun 14, 2011 5:24 pm

"How is it that hardly any major religion has looked at science and concluded, 'This is better than we thought! The Universe is much bigger than our prophets said, grander, more subtle, more elegant. God must be even greater than we dreamed'? Instead they say, 'No, no, no! My god is a little god, and I want him to stay that way.'" - Carl Sagan

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Re: Cool stuff found on the Interwebs

Postby DirtMagurt on Wed Jun 15, 2011 12:24 am

Rainswept wrote:I cannot express how much I dislike the current 2 party system. Every election I have to choose between the people who think things like gay marriage are threats Americans need to be protected from, and the people who think the government can solve all our problems if only we give them enough money, power, and authority. Not to mention both sides claiming to follow God.


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Re: Cool stuff found on the Interwebs

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial on Wed Jun 15, 2011 5:07 pm

Rainswept wrote:I cannot express how much I dislike the current 2 party system. Every election I have to choose between the people who think things like gay marriage are threats Americans need to be protected from, and the people who think the government can solve all our problems if only we give them enough money, power, and authority. Not to mention both sides claiming to follow God.

Pretty much sums up the myth of democracy. Which would you rather have for dinner: a bowl of poo, or a different bowl of poo? Choose quickly, please!

People's choice indeed.
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Re: Cool stuff found on the Interwebs

Postby Julius Aurora on Wed Jun 15, 2011 8:37 pm

^Exactly.

And in Australia, you to to be careful and make sure that the bowl of poo was a 'core promise', because if not you may end up with something worse.
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Re: Cool stuff found on the Interwebs

Postby Qwertyuiopasd on Thu Jun 16, 2011 12:20 am

ET, the Extra Terrestrial wrote:Pretty much sums up the myth of representative democracy with only a few parties. Which would you rather have for dinner: a bowl of poo, or a different bowl of poo? Choose quickly, please!


Fixed. The trouble is that if you get rid of political parties, it's hard to get elected on your own, or have the masses educated about what your platform is. Having a great multitude of smaller political parties might be more ideal, but you still might have representatives vote in blocks along party lines. Hard to vote independently from the organization that helped get you elected, though.'

Actually, that's a large part of the problem: the fact that politicians are in some ways more accountable to their political parties and other politicians than their actual constituents.
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Re: Cool stuff found on the Interwebs

Postby Tigger_the_Wing on Thu Jun 16, 2011 1:08 am

AAaaaaaahhhh! Politics infects another thread! :furious:

I'm to old to need this; perhaps for some younger members? (Or I could send it to the mothers of my grandchildren, perhaps. :evilgrin: )
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Re: Cool stuff found on the Interwebs

Postby daftbeaker on Thu Jun 16, 2011 11:08 am

Tigger_the_Wing wrote:I'm to old to need this; perhaps for some younger members?

When to smack your teenager in the side of the head with an oar

I wasn't aware there's a time that's not a good idea :idiot:
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Re: Cool stuff found on the Interwebs

Postby Roy Hunter on Sun Jun 19, 2011 7:21 am

On this page there is a film and analysis of the breakup on re-entry of the European Space Agency's freighter Jules Verne. Well, I think it's cool...
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Re: Cool stuff found on the Interwebs

Postby Ubi Dubius on Sun Jun 19, 2011 9:54 pm

Roy Hunter wrote:On this page there is a film and analysis of the breakup on re-entry of the European Space Agency's freighter Jules Verne. Well, I think it's cool...

I agree. It is cool.
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Re: Cool stuff found on the Interwebs

Postby Tigger_the_Wing on Sun Jun 19, 2011 9:58 pm

:stupid: Cool as a cucumber! :zen:
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Re: Cool stuff found on the Interwebs

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