Topic Has the UK replaced the US as the political laughingstock of the world?
20 Jul 2016 21:48
Well the U.K is busy compounding the joke by a retro step to go back to the good old days of the cold war (which I felt was never going to heat up as proved by the Cuban missile crisis in 1962) and the U.S.'s current loony says he would press the button (that is if he can find it). So to summarize I think we're about equal. Though you know we're not to be trusted - we lied to you guys about our nuclear capability by pretending we owned H bombs by letting off a huge atom bomb and pretending it was an H bomb so that we could share the responsibility of Armageddon together - isn't that cosy?
Topic Post a random fact
17 Jul 2016 05:07
Certain species of spider attract mates by strumming on their webs like a guitar string
This works for humans too.
Topic Creative Masturbation
16 Jul 2016 09:21
Make a makeshift pussy with a rubber glove a towel and a lubricant.
Topic Who should be the next US president?
14 Jul 2016 07:31
If you are using the word 'should' instead of will then my sane side says Clinton my insane side says it would be a laugh it you play the trump card as we're all doomed. :) But if you mean the word in the deserving sense then I would say neither of these 2 particular charlatans. Someone like Noam Chomsky springs to mind in the 'should' sense now that the only sane candidate is burned out.
Topic Gun Violence and Mental Health
14 Jul 2016 07:12
Have you guys any idea of the horrific joke the U.S. gun attitude is to the rest of the world? We only let our cops have guns in extreme circumstances never mind the public being able to buy semi-automatic weapons. It's so over the top. As a kid I used to watch gangster movies with guys firing off machine guns it was so outrageous it wasn't really real but of course despite the romantic names like Machine Gun Kelly, Bonnie and Clyde etc they were real. I mean you've even let your part time soldiers kill your kids when the kids were protesting. Such an incident in the U.K. would have toppled the government. There are all sorts of things I think are positive about the U.S but the gun thing- it's insane for Christ's sake grow up.
Topic Britain to have another female Prime Minister
12 Jul 2016 05:48
There are many, many, maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaany ways to criticize Thatcher. From marginalizing unions, initiating the new kind of anti-european british nationalism that has today led to Brexit and insane levels of centralization of power. But are you really going with "Britain needs more coal"? An industry that was outdated and unsafe even in the middle of the last century? The way Thatcher handled its downfall was pretty horrific, stocking up on riot gear and sacrificing the workers for the sake of a more liberal labour market, but the downfall of coal was inevitable. There is no alternative in the preservation of coal mining in a G5 economy...
I mean, except when you're Germany and turning off nuclear power plants to restart coal power plants for environmental reasons...
I used the coal example as an illustration of her methods the other points are debatable in themselves. Her main reason for closing the pits wasn't economical it was a power game. I could say there is no place on the whole planet for the internal combustion engine just burning up all the oil rather than making more useful products and simultaneously help preserve the environment by some other alternative but that wasn't a pulpit I wanted to ascend. I'm just pointing out that we don't want another Thatcher and am always surprised at the respect she evokes in other countries. It must be the Falklands thing that they all remember as the misguided think having a tough military stance is to be admired.
Topic Britain to have another female Prime Minister
08 Jul 2016 05:51
She, whichever one gets the nod, will have a tough time meeting the standards set by 'old ironpants'. Maggie Thatcher was a once in a lifetime personality. i wish you Brits luck. Either way you have us beat, hands down!
Thank god she was a once in a lifetime thingy. We can do without her small business mind that ruined our industries such as coal which we now purchase from Russia at astronomical prices. I have no objection to female politicians but consider them to be equal charlatans along with the male ones. In case you don't get my meaning I mean all politicians of either gender are charlatans.
Topic do you like being talked to while having sex and how
01 Jul 2016 22:25
Dirty romantic talk yes but would like more of that than I get. Groans and moans - well they are par for the course I can't imagine silent sex except for when I masturbated in fairly crowded barrack rooms in the R.A.F.
Topic Brits: Please explain the 'Brexit' situation
30 Jun 2016 11:13
This whole issue was never properly debated. Both factions just fired political rhetoric at each other. Nobody tried to analyze if the U.K will be better or worse off or how the various complications will be resolved. To me the more obvious answer is worse because if you leave a huge trading organization what do you replace it with? At least it was a comedy as illustrated by the far from conclusive result. A bit like cutting off the mangy mane of the British empire and trying to replace it with a dragon but they are interested in the E.U. as a whole not just the U.K. The world is nuts lately I sort of expected this result. No doubt in a few month's time it will be in the hands of a fascist lunatic and he'll press the button that should be good for a laugh too if the world's that crazy it deserves what it gets.
Topic Do men like Fucking single or Married women which one is the biggest thrill?
29 Jun 2016 07:47
A relationship with anyone has its complications. I don't think a married sex partner automatically equates to a straight forward scenario as life just doesn't work like that but this doesn't mean I have any moral stance on the issue because I don't. To answer the question though. The thrill of the sex doesn't get any deeper according to status only to how I feel about the person individually. These things seem to come in waves when I was younger guys had a thing for nurses: then divorcees now it's probably pole dancers.
Topic Brits: Please explain the 'Brexit' situation
23 Jun 2016 06:53
I would have preferred to respond to you privately, but you only accept messages from friends and I don't suppose you would choose to be a friend to someone you would probably consider to be dangerously left wing. There are a few things you might like to consider however.
In 1968 Enoch Powell made his Rivers of Blood speech about Commonwealth immigration and proposed anti-discrimination legislation. The language of the leave campaign is eerily similar. Similar opinions were made when Idi Amin expelled Ugandan Asians, and in relation to the Vietnamese boat people. Further back Britain had a poor record when it came to accepting Jewish refugees from a Europe soon to be overrun by Nazism. Our history is one of continual waves of immigration initially from Europe but now from the rest of the world. All these groups have been successfully assimilated after a period of intitial suspicion, and fears of being overrun, which are not new but as old as the written history if these islands, have proved utterly base and groundless. I presume that like more than 90% of the white population of these islands your genetic make up is predominantly Celt, but you speak a language the roots of which are based in the language of Germanic people's, and which has words reflecting our eclectic roots as well as being taken (stolen) from peoples who we conquered and subjugated by military might. More than half of immigration comes from countries outside the EU.
If the Leave campaign prevails today, Cameron and Osborne will be gone within days to be replaced by leaders even further to the right if the Tory party. The bulk of right wing Tories have never forgiven Cameron for the legislation that legalised gay marriage. On a day when it has been announced that a majority of LGBT people in this country are still afraid to reveal their sexuality, I ask you to consider what the future holds for gay rights under an administration led by Johnson, Gove and Duncan-Smith, that great champion of the rights of the poor to suffer for their indolence and profligacy.
The leaders of the Leave campaign are mainly libertarian capitalists who believe in the flow of wealth from the poor to the rich and the exploitation of labour. They see nothing wrong in the increasing inequality in this country. They also dismiss the well researched advice of experts on almost any subject you can mention from economics to public health. There is strong evidence that once in power they will scrap a large part of the regulations governing workers rights and safety in the workplace because in their view these restrictive practices limit the ability of businesses to make profits for their shareholders - regulations on subjects as diverse as maternity rights, the right to paid holidays, CO2 emissions, the treatment of animals grown for food, food safety etc.
The NHS is not threatened by an influx of people from overseas. Speaking as a former consultant virologist and public governor of the second largest Foundation Trust in England living in a city where only 61% of the population is White British, I can assure you that the financial state of the NHS today us almost entirely the result of the policies if this and the previous government, although the Labour administration of Blair must bear some responsibility because of their creation of the internal market. The NHS is underfunded because the Tory government believe fundamentally in reducing taxes - especially for the rich - and if they could they would like to introduce an American type of health care provision - the disaster that was the Health and Social Care Act deliberately prepared the NHS for privatisation. Brexit will also mean that the qualifications of foreign trained doctors, nurses and other health care professionals might no longer be accepted (many groups of health care professionals emigrating to Australia were required to sit fresh examinations), and many might choose to leave an an increasingly unpleasant and xenophobic Britain anyway. Since the number of nursing training posts has been deliberately reduced by 25% over the past 6 years I wonder where all the nurses we need will be recruited from.
Brexit will probably increase calls for another referendum in Scotland which if successful could start the break up of the U.K. People of Scottish birth will then become foreign nationals. Consider too the situation of Northern Ireland, where the reimposition of border controls and the economic effects of Brexit could threaten the whole peace process and power sharing - the view of the Irish Prime Minister and leaders (and former IRA leaders) such as Martin McGuiness. Or do you also propose the reunification of Ireland as a single republic.
Finally, remember that in Europe and further afield those who most wish for Britain to leave the EU are enemies of freedom such as Marine lePen and Vladimir Putin (who would welcome a weakened Europe which would allow him to extend the Russian sphere of influence to the borders of the former Soviet Union).
I am old enough to remember the bomb sites that littered our cities, rationing, the pictures from the concentration camps in Germany, Austria and Poland, the Cold War and the fear of nuclear annihilation. It is these horrors that the EU has made a thing of the past. It may be in need of reform, particularly with regard to the free movement of labour, but that is only possible if we remain. Our days as a Great Power are long over, we might soon cease to merit the appellation of Great Nation.
Dr William Humphries
Absolutely. Thank you for putting into words in such a succinct and sane way every one of my view points regarding this issue.
Topic Brits: Please explain the 'Brexit' situation
23 Jun 2016 01:22
I'm one of the 2 million British who live in Europe and if I became a non-European it would upset my status here. To cut a long story short I am unable to vote on this issue but of course wish to remain. If they do leave the EU I will apply for dual nationality as my father was Polish. This would both amuse me and hopefully upset the authorities and solve any possible problem.
Topic University Rape Culture
20 Jun 2016 08:08
Rape is rape no compromise even for people whose university careers depend on their excelling at some silly sporting activity.
Topic Would you have sex in public?
20 Jun 2016 07:57
Does fully naked on numerous occasions in an olive grove overlooking a public road count?
Topic What have you stolen?
08 Jun 2016 14:17
Food when I was unemployed ( I stole it at the supermarket check out whilst paying for some things) and misuse of various government programmes during the same period as the benefit was never enough to survive (though I never went in for gas station holdups like Jane Fonda and George Segal). However I think the blue meanies have got enough out of me as I've had jobs ever since I was about 10 and paid enough in taxes since I was 15 to give every civil servant a desk. The biggest irony was when I worked for the employment service and managed to get a team of workers from the unemployed to work for me unofficially as leaflet distributors. Would it be considered theft that I owed one government department some money which I disputed but they wouldn't let me off so I claimed a benefit from another department and paid them with that? I haven't counted it up or anything but it will be a tidy sum although they got some of it back with purchase tax when I bought stuff so I don't really have sleepless nights about it really - it was just survival. As a kid in the country I used to steal raw turnips from fields and eat them - quite a peppery flavour, also apples from peoples gardens, a bag of sweets from a kid's pram (the one thing I feel guilty about). But the one thing I'm most proud of is I broke into a military prison and hid some cigarettes for the inmates I suppose that's a form of theft as they got them against the rules. I also once left the country illegally to work in another country as I was broke but not supposed to be availabe for work and then came back the same illegal way.
Topic Did your life turn out as expected?
08 Jun 2016 14:00
Nope. I wanted to be in a successful band. Whether that meant big time fame, or enough to tour and travel. Came close twice, but ego's caused the death of both before we could really get to that point. Since then, I've been a lost soul, just trying to figure it out. Not so easy when your dreams were on your finger tips, to just slip away.
Regardless. No matter what happens, just gotta keep working towards happiness, and you'll get there.
My advice to you is find open mike sessions go along and jam with people. You'll eventually find reliable people you are compatible with and form a band.
Topic What Are The Most Memorable Songs You Have Ever Heard
29 May 2016 02:20
Too many to list but the most memorable arrangement I've ever heard (despite being a rock guitar player) was Nelson Riddle's arrangement of Sinatra singing I've Got You Under My Skin. In my opinion the most perfectly recorded, performed and arranged song ever.
Topic Gender neutral toilets
29 May 2016 02:13
It sometimes crosses my mind that urinals are a pretty grotty idea although convenient. Maybe little boys should be encouraged to sit rather than stand as the urine goes everywhere no matter how careful you are - try being naked and going to the toilet standing you can feel tiny drops splashing you. Also it can wet your underwear after you zip up. All in all it may be better to get rid of urinals why should only women have such privacy just because as one little girl observed as a little boy urinated against a tree. ''What a handy little thing.'' :)
Topic Censorship or not?
29 May 2016 02:06
and the 16 year old girl whose gangrape ordeal (thirtytwo men was it?) video Twitter took down ... we should also ask her and her family? Twitter's control and arrogance is overwhelming?
yaaaaay ... kiddie porn freely available on the net... could have a pedophile channel on Fox .... ????????
wonder if D.H. and Oscar would agree ? ... well they just might i suppose... Lewis Carroll would i'm sure..
(puts soap box away)
I did say minefield and realize there are extremes as per your example but there are plenty of instances of the converse. My point was also meant to be ironic. This is a site dedicated to graphic sexual details and it is sort of a double standard to dictate sexual preferences by censorship what are the boundaries - who says anus licking is acceptable for example? I used the above names because there were court cases about the former's work which compared to some of the stuff on here is fairly tame nowadays and the latter once said ''there are no bad books only badly written ones.''