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Discussion in 'Horse Racing' started by OddDog, Jun 23, 2013.

  1. Ron

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    You guessed right then
     
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    Anyone been to America lately? The globalists are doing a great job of bankrupting them. Don’t worry though the red Tory starmer will save the day.
     
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    i know most people like to use the media labels for people / policies / ideas , but the only thing red about starmer is the blood in his veins , he’s an out and out tory , there is no socialist sympathies at all in his agenda
    Has no involment with left wing groups or causes , a pure agent , who awaits instructions from his controllers , puppet
     
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  4. stick

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    you are sadly wrong in as much as Trump and Farage still have huge amounts of power. They may not be “in power” but they both still have massive influence in their respective countries.
     
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    Apologies for answering the point that was originally being made about an individual struggling to hold onto power...

    Farage may represent a right wing view but it would still exist even if he was run over by a bus tomorrow. The same could be said of Trump but at least in his case he has held an office that allowed him to enact that viewpoint. He lost office when the opposition got its act together to depose him.

    So are they really an “influence” or just a “representative”? The viewing figures for Farage’s TV show do not suggest a mass following – more people are watching Coronation Street or Eastenders.
     
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    On the other hand, the viewing figures for Trump suggest we will perhaps see more of him again
     
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  7. OddDog

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    The t-Shirts with his “mug shot” <doh>
     
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    Hopefully not! Trump may regret his decision not to take part in the debates, but instead do a ridiculous interview with the slimy idiot, Tucker Carlson. Emerson national polls indicate Mike Pence moved up from 3 percent to 7 percent, Nikki Haley jumped up from 2 percent to 7 percent, and Chris Christie from 2 percent to 5 percent. The only one who saw a drop in support was Vivek Ramaswamy who dropped from 10 percent to 9 percent (no surprise there as he does not have anywhere near the political experience of the others in the debate). Mike Pence remarked "this is not the place for 'on the job' training" :emoticon-0100-smile
    A definite softening of support for Trump since last week's survey.
    Main sources: The Independent/Radar Online

    Maybe, just maybe, the majority of Americans are slowly, but so slowly, getting to grips with this madman and his equally lunatic band of fanatics who want to follow him over the cliff. Sure hope so.
     
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  9. LG

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    It's a crazy world.
     
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  10. QuarterMoonIII

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    Trump makes most of his appearances on hard Right platforms so he will give a boost to their viewing figures while he is on and then they will drop back to their normal levels.

    The Donald is the car crash that keeps on giving. Half the people tuning in are doing so just to see what he says to drop himself in it (again). In the next year or so he will draw increased viewing figures when his various court appearances are televised.

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    And it seems that the three humans were probably comrades from the 1960s and 1970s...
    Who will be getting the blame when all the “free” energy wind turbines want replacing?
     
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    I don’t think anyone ever claimed wind energy is free. It would be like claiming nuclear power is cheap.
     
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  13. QuarterMoonIII

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    Apologies for the hyperbole, but we do not pay anything for the wind and the eco-cretins are not interested in colossal infrastructure costs. Nuclear power is cheap once you have built the infrastructure.

    You should try taking a look at the greenwash brigade on Twitter and the lying politicians like Ed Miliband, Rachel Reeves and Keir Starmer. Labour are going to turn the UK into a green energy superpower with thousands of well paid jobs and this will slash everyone’s energy bills. This is utter drivel from a bunch of con artists. It is appropriate that they have put Ed Miliband in charge of this as he was the Labour minister who added green levies to energy bills when he was a minister in the Blair government to subsidise the wind turbines. Plus the price paid for electricity is based on gas prices, so the renewable electricity suppliers have a huge profit margin unlike fossil fuel suppliers.

    I was talking to some Danish visitors the other day who were over at Siemens wind turbine factory in Hull installing some new kit. They were astonished at how many people were employed there seemingly doing not a great deal of work when at a similar facility in their homeland there were just a handful for the same work. I wonder which union represents the UK workers with outdated practises resulting in inefficiency and lack of productivity. How about the RMT with its job demarcation and tea breaks every three hours?

    Rachel Reeves claims that she is going to make the UK the highest growth economy in the G7 but she has absolutely no chance of doing it with nearly half of taxes being thrown into the bottomless pit of the overmanned public sector and Gen Z wanting a work/life balance that features virtually no work.

    It makes me laugh when I see adverts by various energy companies offering people “renewables only” electricity tariffs. Since ALL the electricity from ALL sources (gas, nuclear, renewables) is fed into the ONE National Grid this is completely undeliverable. There is probably a greenwash tax break involved for the companies. Next the water companies will be offering me water tariffs based on getting soft Scottish water rather than hard Yorkshire water when there is only one set of water pipes!
     
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  14. OddDog

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    I've never seen a price for nuclear energy that includes the full cost of storage for nuclear waste. Just leave that for future generations to worry about and ignore what it might cost. Energy policy worldwide continues to be influenced by the fossil fuel lobby and trillions continue to be pumped into oil, coal and gas - and now nuclear as the "clean, cheap, future of energy". If the same amount had been spent on renewables, infrastructure and energy storage we'd probably be very close to free electricity. No money to be made there though so it doesn't happen. When you think about how successfully lobbyists have turned something that benefits everyone (saving the planet we live on) into some sort of "idealogical nonsense from a bunch of hippies" you realise that mankind is doomed. One day the whole world will be like the middle east where the super rich live in their air-conditioned palaces and the rest of us try to eke out a living without our brains boiling.
     
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    This sentence makes no logical sense: If the same amount had been spent on renewables, infrastructure and energy storage we'd probably be very close to free electricity.

    Currently there is no viable form of energy storage and all of the infrastructure – whether renewable, nuclear or fossil fuels – has a finite lifetime and requires maintenance and eventual replacement so it cannot possibly be free or even close to free. All the talk about Net Zero by any date (be it 2030 or 2050) is total pie in the sky. To get to Net Zero by 2030 we would have to mine more rare earth minerals in the next six years than has been mined in the entire history of mankind. Our lying politicians should be called out for peddling these fantasies.

    Let us be realistic here. Every generation has always left the cost of their decisions to future generations. The fossil fuel people know they are on limited time so they need to cash in now. Look at the Middle East fossil fuel empires diversifying into other forms of revenue by building cities in deserts.

    Free electricity is a myth just like anything else described as free. Only the deranged Left believe in a society where those without ability (the weak) are subsidised by those with ability (the strong). Every other mammalian form of life operates by the survival of the fittest – but the human species is too intelligent to accept it.
     
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    Similarly you don’t see Meerkats arguing on internet forums.
     
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    This chestnut is doing the rounds again:

    University Challenge has thrown up some tough ones in its time – quite a few as it happens since it’s been on air since 1962 – but a serious contender for hardest ever question came as recently as 2018. The question in question? Well it was this: ‘If 1,1 is the second row of Pascal’s Triangle, what is the seventh row?’

    of course many readers of this forum with just a passing knowledge of Pascal's Triangle will know the answer almost immediately.
     
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  18. OddDog

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    Is it a Heinz?
     
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  19. floridaspearl

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    You’ll own nothing and be happy though.
     
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  20. OddDog

    OddDog Mild mannered janitor
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    I actually own very little - no property, no car, no smart phone (used a company mobile for the last 25 years). I do own a Laptop, a bicycle and some furniture. A cheap second hand TV and a fairly sparse wardrobe of clothing.
     
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