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Everything posted by Byron

  1. Frankly, I couldn't care less. Just a 'little news day' for the press, got to print something
  2. I have had both jabs, no real side effects, just a bit light headed for 12-18 hours
  3. Is Bitcoin just another bubble? Will we see similar anguish, handwringing, 'nobody warned me', 'I thought that it was legitimate,' I started with just £100 etc. etc.
  4. This is a matter of caveat emptor. If the EA will not demonstrate the water utilities, walk away. There can only be one reason that the EA is being cagy.
  5. During the Brexit arguments I always championed the 'Right of self determination of Peoples' I still do and feel that if it is the will of the Scots to be independent then to hold them in the Union against their will is like screwing down a safety valve on a boiler. Brexit is a valid point, how many Scots voted for the Union and then voted Remain? The Union that they voted for was in the EU, now it is not and I feel that they should be allowed to voice their opinion. The last Indyref referred to something very different to the current UK, and to say 'Once in a generation' i
  6. Politically this was an incredibly brave move by De Valera. Belfast had been badly bombed and they did not have enough equipment to put the fires out. The nearest were in Scotland. The North telephoned Dublin and begged for help. The Dublin Fire Brigade was sent across the border. Now in wartime, a uniformed force from a supposed neutral country went to Britain's aid in order to minimise legitimate damage caused by the German offensive. Hitler could have used that as a legitimate reason for invading the RoI.
  7. So, your pathological altruism would allow you to condemn British people to die, just to make you feel that you are a nice person? I wonder what a British person, in hospital on a ventilator and struggling to breathe would make of you.
  8. Well it's really all speculation, but my gut feeling is that with the enormous loss of talent the UK experienced between 1914 and 1918, bearing in mind that conscription only began in 1916 meant that mainly the fittest and brightest were removed from the gene pool. This left noticeable age gaps in the workforce that existed until the 1960s. The capable leadership was just not available. This effect was felt throughout Europe. Consequently a softer easy approach to life took hold of the popular will and still exerts it influence to the present day. What I feel rather th
  9. All Empires rise and fall. The British Empire began to falter before the First World War and has been slowly sinking ever since. Just like Cairo, Athens, Rome, London will wither away from its present position because we have simply become soft as the Romans became. Try reading contemporary books written before WW1 and you soon realise that the essential toughness in the male population and the family protecting, care, and binding togetherness of the female population has just about gone. Men nurtured the country and women nurtured the families. That pattern of family
  10. My view is that people have the right of self determination and if Scotland wishes to be independent then the rest of us should not stand in their way. This is democracy and as a Brexiteer incensed by the disgraceful antics of the remainer MPs, I would apply the same values to the Scots. Not being Scottish, whether they go independent or not is absolutely nothing to do with me. All the current arguments that Scotland will go broke are equivalent to the anti-Brexit 'Project Fear' Remainers never understood that Brexiteers were not interested in the financial aspects, they ju
  11. Why do you call me a numpty? Is this a typical 'attack the messenger not the message? You say that it was a calculated attack, where is your evidence? Lots of reporters state that they did not seem to have any plan and once inside did not do anything else.
  12. I guess that Trump is already on the 'Fading away into history' road. He has a few ineffectual weeks left and in 6 months time will be irrelevant, provided he is ignored. To pillory him now, or treat his supporters less generously than the summer rioters will produce martyrs. Roughly half the US electorate believe that Biden and the Democrats cheated. If it follows the pattern after the murder of JFK, all will go quiet for about two years, then the books by various axe grinders will start to be published. A legend will be born of the 'Wronged King' and go on for decades.
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  14. But, but, but, Ten years ago these scum were, as we were told by the papers, "Canny Investors snapping up bargains before prices rise again" Now I know what canny means.
  15. A number of people are drawing attention to those who rioted in the summer and did enormous damage to various cities (All democrat controlled) and seemed to be tolerated by MSM and politicians. Various virtue signallers have 'taken the knee' and otherwise appear to at least partially condone or 'understand' those rioters Those who invaded the Capitol (did they? They apparently have a right to go there) did little damage yet are receiving total condemnation for their occupation, which has been described by the over-excited as treason, fascism etc. One thing that people prize is equal
  16. Does anyone else find it worrying that the best the Democrat Party could produce is a geriatric with apparent memory problems? I cannot imagine Biden in an International conference. How will he deal with North Korea, Saudi Arabia, ISIS? What will other World leaders make of him in face to face meetings? Most frightening of all, he has his finger on the Nuclear War button. Can anybody explain how all this has come about?
  17. All these 'predictions' remind me of the 1914 'It'll all be over by Christmas.'
  18. Surely, being a left winger, all that the Idiot Blair has to do to get elected is contact Dominion? I am sure that my dead parents, Conservatives to the core, will be delighted to vote for him.
  19. Sherlock Holmes: "Always carry a firearm east of Aldgate, Watson."
  20. As far as I can see at this moment, 19 States are alleging that voting procedures in the 4 'Rogue States' do not comply with the US Constitution. What will happen now is speculation, but the fact that procedures in the 4 states were altered is not in dispute, just the legality of it. The inference being that all US citizens have the right to a fair vote for the President and if any state fails to observe the rules, all citizens suffer. Interestingly, it appears that the Pennsylvania Senate is complaining about the manner in which the rules were changed, i.e. by the courts when the po
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