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clubberdude

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  1. See that 64% of Sun voters, and I saw a similar vote in the daily mail of 69%(!) of votes for legalising some or all illegal drugs, does make me wonder whether things may be starting to change w.r.t. the war on drugs. That said, the media craze which lead to the ban of Mephedrone* was appaling, likely the media will have a role in standing in the way of reasonable debate. I see also that the UK is looking at "blanket banning" of legal highs - yeah thats going to end well, with increased useage of illegal drugs. Some things are just not well thought through by the government. * Though there were some idiosyncratic reactions with Mephedrone, there is no evidence that it is a particularly dangerous substance, and likely way safer than high dose alcohol.
  2. Well yeah, seems to be keeping a fair few in jobs. I'm not so sure. I think things may change in the 5-10 year timescale. The problem is that middle england don't want it to happen, and they are the ones who generally vote. I don't think any of the current political parties have the nerve to do this, but possibly in the future?
  3. +1 One of the best posts I've read on here. Agree with every word. The so called "war on drugs" is one of the single biggest, laughable failures in human history. What impact has it had on drug use? I would have said minimal to nil. Whats the cost? Millions of lives ruined, many people who are not criminals being criminalised, probable increase in crime, funding of terrorism and other hostile activities. Not to mention the many multiples of billions of dollars wasted globally on this. The thing I really dislike is the fact that the majority of drug users (in the UK at least) are recreational users, the majority of whom are not criminally minded (many are well educated, hold down good jobs and even set up families). The issue is that these people are facing potentially a criminal record (and the problems this bring including denial for jobs, immigration issues etc.) for what in most cases should be down to personal choice. In 9999/10000 cases, the criminal proceedings for such a person will have a considerably greater negative impact than the effects of the drug use itself. Addicts to Heroin/Crack etc need support to come off of these substances, rather than being criminalised (which leads to a negative downward spiral anyway). The bad joke that is the war on drugs needs to end.
  4. Soon to be moving from the Public sector to the Private sector, so can't really vote.
  5. Is this what he is claiming now? A severe hurricane will only affect the top most 100 or so meters of water depth, and will only significantly affect the water through mechanical mixing in the top 20 m or so, with little affects below that, therefore any claims of the cap being dislodged by a hurricane are just nonsense. This Matt Simmons is strikintg me as a bit of a tool atm.
  6. +1000000000000000000! I was getting sick of some of the armageddon type posts on here.
  7. Interesting point you have raised here - I'm thinking of moving into the Oil Industry as a Geophysicist / Seismologist / Reservior modeller. I have a degree in Geophysics, so looks like a logical move.
  8. Although they quote wages going up by 1% a year, in real terms this equates to a substantial rate of fall of real wages when inflation is taken into account. Inflation has been 5-10% year-on-year in real terms. Its not all good in the public sector tbh, I'm thinking of defecting to the private sector myself.
  9. I have to agree completely. Its funny how everyone slags off Gordon Brown, even though Tony Blair is to blame for most of this. He got out at the right time - could see the experiment failed, and left it to Gordon to pick up the pieces. Personally, I think Gordon Brown is incompetent, and living in "fantasyisland". I think Tony Blair is pure evil. I'd prefer Gordon Brown to Tony Blair any day of the week. That said, most of the cabinet of NuLabour are evil, and have their own agenda. I used to look forward to hearing the news of Gordon resigning, but now, I'd rather not, as there are some in that party who are far worse. We need a GE asap, but its too late to aviod much of the damage and hardship we will experience for the next decade of so.
  10. I really hope you are joking... Are you on a wind up here? Peter Mandelson is a million times worse than Gordon Brown... A truely vile individual, if he got into power. i'll be seriously considering emigration.
  11. Fair enough. It would reduce the drag on the car a bit...
  12. I don't think house prices will fall that low per-se, but its clear that all the inertia re: bailouts and economic stimulus is going to fail sometime soon, creating an all bl**dy mess! QE will only go so far (though it seems a real risk that they will overshoot massively, potentially exposing us all to hyper-inflation through profound currency weakening). What with rising unemployment, rising national debt, and deflation, well the fundamental forces are going to take over soon. We haven't seen the end of this by any means yet. Can I ask? What proportion of people on here do you think live in a bedsit? I only ask this as you put it in so many of your posts. Its nearly as prevalent as "there will be no crash".
  13. Thats unnecessary. True he comes up with some silly things sometimes, but thats no reason at all for calling him a fag, just because he (says) he is gay. I'm sorry, but that sad kind of name calling (which you may expect from an 8 year old), just discredits any weight your arguement may have had.
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