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Post 16181

swl

What's been the reaction in Germany to the Ecclestone case? Are people angry? Are the politicians getting involved?


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Post 16182

The Left Reverend Doktor Baron Grim

I don't know about Germany, but I can tell you what the reaction is here in the US....


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smiley - star There should be a "crickets" smiley, but how do you draw a picture of a silent audience?



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Post 16183

ITIWBS

...with audio, cricket falling silent when it senses one's presence...


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Post 16184

U14993989

Nineveh capital of ancient Assyria, that some believe potentially holds historiographic clues to Abrahamic religion, is now in line for destruction by a "fundamental" "Abrahamites" group of young men (and not so young men) with dynamite toys, well funded allegedly by S. Arabian petrodollars (etc) and Western taxpayers money (anti-Assad rebel support etc), under the banner of a form of Sunni Islam:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-28351073


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Post 16185

Recumbentman

Not exactly news, but I just came across this

http://www.wired.com/2014/08/this-hackers-radio-can-fry-your-hair-dryer/

I wonder has it anything to do with the story I came across twenty years ago, that using a mobile phone near a petrol pump can interfere with the counter.

I had always assumed that that was behind the otherwise senseless prohibition on phones at petrol stations. Sparks my hat.


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Post 16186

ITIWBS

Possible safeguards, build the susceptible device inside a Faraday box connected to a third ground wire.

For cables, use coax cables with only the inner core wire connected into the circuit, connecting the outer sheath to a third ground wire.


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Post 16187

Pink Paisley

UKIP MEP pilloried for saying the un-sayable (but true).

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-28729098

I don't think he was espousing the philosophy of Hitler, merely pointing out that he had a style of oratory that enthused millions. Notwithstanding that what he said was vile. Hitler himself studied the techniques used in opera.

I'm not a UKIP supporter and don't support UKIP policy, but I'm a bit fed up with them getting bashed by people who really DID understand what was being said but choose to spin it otherwise.

They are politically inept from time to time of course.

PP.


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Post 16188

ITIWBS

Hitler's speaking voice often reminds me of the rock and roll musician Chubby Checker, a comparison I think neither would find flattering.

The quality of Hitler's voice, though, did account for a great deal of his charisma.


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Post 16189

Pink Paisley

Oh dear.

I have a VERY tasteless re-write of 'let's Twist Again' going on in my head.

This really calls for one of those youtube mash-ups.

PP.


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Post 16190

U14993989

Boxing promoter Frank Maloney, 61, who guided Lennox Lewis to the world heavyweight title in 1993, reveals he is now to be called Katie and is undergoing gender reassignment:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-28730751


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Post 16191

U14993989

Kellie not Katie, apologies.


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Post 16192

U14993989

Atheist communist state Cuba, decides to allow religion back into the country: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-28730687


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Post 16193

Pink Paisley

If true, yet another instance of disgusting behavior in the name of religion.

500 women and children buried alive.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/iraq-crisis-isis-militants-buried-alive-yazidi-women-and-children-in-attack-that-killed-500-9659695.html

PP.


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Post 16194

U14993989

>> If true, yet another instance of disgusting behavior in the name of religion. 500 women and children buried alive. <<

Yes, but those 500 women and children were also religious ... and if religion is evil - isn't having less religious people a good thing in the long run smiley - shrug


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Post 16195

Pink Paisley

I didn't say that religion was evil.

Some adherents to religion are and do evil things in the name of that religion.

(And before anyone is moved to one of Hootoo's legendary religion bashing fests, there are plenty of evil non-religious people out there too.)

PP.


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Post 16196

Pastey

Agreed PP.

People may do evil things in the name of religion, but people also do evil things in the name of money and boredom.

Religion isn't evil, people are. No religion says to go out and kill people, so before blaming the religion, look who's actually doing the killing.


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Post 16197

Bald Bloke

I wonder what they were thinking when chased...
http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2014/aug/11/forty-rugby-players-chase-thieves-raided-clubhouse-edinburgh-academicals?CMP=twt_gu


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Post 16198

Mr. Dreadful - But really I'm not actually your friend, but I am...

"Religion isn't evil, people are. No religion says to go out and kill people, so before blaming the religion, look who's actually doing the killing."

This, this and again this. One thing I'm so, so sick of hearing from so-called rational athesists is how religion is at its core evil and corrupting. It's one of the reasons I gave up on His Dark Materials. Religion is a concept, a tool, and so any evil comes from how it is used rather than the thing itself. It's no more inherently evil than a kitchen knife used in a murder is.


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Post 16199

The Left Reverend Doktor Baron Grim

smiley - sigh


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Post 16200

Mr. Dreadful - But really I'm not actually your friend, but I am...

Quick! Someone get a pump to Baron Grim! He's deflating! smiley - yikes


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