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Post by Stanley » 07 Apr 2018, 06:20

The Russian ambassador this morning on Today.....
"Russia has often been accused of trying to split the EU. The UK is doing a pretty good job of that at the moment."
He's got a point!
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"Be depressed, discouraged and disappointed at failure and the disheartening effects of ignorance, greed, corruption and bad politics — but never give up. Marjory Stoneman Douglas."
Quoted by Uncle Bob today in Bob's Bits.
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David Milliband on the Today programme this morning...
"We've plumbed the depths of despair and it's going to be difficult to unplumb." As Homer Simpson would say, "Doh!!" :smile:

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"A cynical, mercenary, demagogic press will produce in time a people as base as itself. Joseph Pulitzer, 1904."
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Post by Tripps » 11 May 2018, 11:49

From today's Spectator magazine -

Ted Turner the founder of CNN once declared -

'If only I had a little humility, I'd be perfect'. :smile:
Born to be mild. . .

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Post by Tripps » 14 May 2018, 10:15

Jacob Rees Mogg on LBC this morning . . .

I think we are now at peak uncertainty.
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That man is in a world of his own.......
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Post by Tizer » 15 May 2018, 09:30

Not quite...there are about 60 other Moggles, all members of a club called the ERG. In an article on the weekend Matthew Parris pointed out that the Brexiters have him as a leader whereas the Remainers don't have anyone to rally around. They need someone to take on the task but he says the trouble is that MPs largely don't chat about `business' when they gather together in the restaurant or bar. That majority of MPs that are Remainers are all quietly focusing on their constituency business or other matters, anything but talking about Brexit. Yet they know what's happening is wrong and is going to lead to the biggest calamity we've seen for a long time. It needs one of them to shout the equivalent of `The Emperor hasn't got new clothes, he's in the altogether!' :smile:

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Post by Stanley » 16 May 2018, 02:42

You're right of course Tiz, I was speaking figuratively.... I couldn't remember the other by-name for 'Colonel Blimp' yesterday but thinking about Jacob brought it back; 'Disgusted of Tunbridge Wells'. (LINK)
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Post by Tizer » 30 May 2018, 08:37

I'm reading an Anthony Price `David Audley' novel published in the 1970s. As always, Price presents much background historical detail and in this case it concerns the English Civil War. At one point Audley remembers something which immediately leapt out for me as pertinent to our present day situation, with regard to both party politics and the Brexit fiasco. In the Civil War, the 2nd Viscount Falkland was a Royalist moderate and he noted that `whoever wins the war the moderates on both sides will be losers'. This seems to me to sum up the situation in the UK at present.

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Post by Stanley » 31 May 2018, 02:57

That's about right. The Bible says "The meek shall inherit the earth". I haven't seen a lot of evidence there's any truth in that.
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by PanBiker » 03 Jun 2018, 20:02
"...as the sneck dropped off during Winter..."

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Post by Tizer » 07 Jun 2018, 15:50

It's a good day for collector's of quotes. Here are two more, this time from the BBC's Europe Editor, Katya Adler.

"Wow," gushed a European journalist to me the other day, "normally we look to Italy for political drama and uncertainty but the UK is making a pretty good show of it."
..and...
"It just can't work," an EU diplomat told me in exasperation this week. "Theresa May has so many nooses dangling around her neck that one of those nooses is sure to hang her."

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Post by Tripps » 08 Jun 2018, 13:04

Michael Portillo last night -

"text books will be written on the inefficiency..er..er..the incompetency - of these negotiations."
Born to be mild. . .

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He could be a contributor.....
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Post by Tripps » 13 Jun 2018, 10:34

From Andrew Neil - who seems to be absent from PMQ's today?

"Nobody outside Westminster bubble understands what happened today and even 90% of those in the bubble aren’t sure. Thus does the degradation of British Politics continue."


PS.
Seems he had a note from his mum, to go to his Alma Mater (Glasgow University) to receive an honorary degree. I'll let him off. :smile:

Late headline from the Spectator on the same theme -

"Brexit hits the fan"
Born to be mild. . .

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Post by Stanley » 14 Jun 2018, 03:25

here’s a great message on p304 of the book where the Yosephs suggest a notice that should be put up in washrooms:

Employees must wash hands before returning to work.

And do not touch the mevalonate pathway!

If this puzzles you, read Wendy's post today in Medical Matters on the evils of Statins.....
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Post by plaques » 15 Jun 2018, 21:04

Matthew 13:12
Whoever has will be given more, and they will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken from them.

?????????????

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Post by Stanley » 16 Jun 2018, 02:40

I always think of it in the St James Version P. It's always baffled me as well. If you are ever with a theologian and you want a laugh, ask them to explain it, they tie themselves in knots!
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Post by plaques » 16 Jun 2018, 07:17

The best answer appears to be one of genetics. Taking all walks of life if a pair have a inborn desire to have offspring then their lineage will probably survive evolution. On the other hand if they have little interest then their line will gradually disappear. This is all down to the word 'probability' since nothing is certain in terms of evolution.
Unfortunately, a small group of people have adopted this mantra with money and power in mind.

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Post by Stanley » 16 Jun 2018, 07:22

I have to admit that that has always been the interpretation I have put on it..... Simply in terms of wealth. Remember the parable of the talents? I have to admit you have a point.
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