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Re: Funny stuff found on the intrawebs ver. 2.0

Postby Griffin » Thu Nov 27, 2014 8:49 pm

Looks like he's being controlled by invisible strings attached to Cameron's arm.
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Postby daftbeaker » Fri Nov 28, 2014 7:57 pm

Roy Hunter wrote:Prime Minister's Questions yesterday:

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George is having:
a- a stroke
b- a shit in his pants
c- half a dozen eckies
d- the mother of all hangovers
e - the realisation that the UK economy is totally up the spout and he's going to be responsible for explaining why before the next election

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Postby Cardinal Fang » Sun Nov 30, 2014 5:43 pm

You think they'll still try to blame Labour anyway?

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Postby daftbeaker » Sun Nov 30, 2014 6:10 pm

Cardinal Fang wrote:You think they'll still try to blame Labour anyway?

I don't see why not, Labour are still blaming Thatcher for stuff that happened 2 decades ago.

It would seem the phrase 'sorry, we were in charge then and we made mistakes' is totally incapable of passing any politician's lips :furious:
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Postby Griffin » Sun Nov 30, 2014 7:16 pm

But it is so silly when the financial crisis was world wide. It just back-fires and makes them look idiotic. Now Thatcher.........that's a different kettle of fish.

I don't think GO will try to explain anything. He will just gloss over it as if there isn't an elephant in the chamber.
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Postby gronank » Mon Dec 01, 2014 5:04 pm

daftbeaker wrote:It would seem the phrase 'sorry, we were in charge then and we made mistakes' is totally incapable of passing any politician's lips :furious:

Well, actually, Sweden's former minister of finance, Anders Borg, once admitted (and wasn't even pressured to) that they prematurely took away compulsory unemployment insurance. I mean, yeah, it has never happened before or since as far as I can remember so perhaps it was out of the ordinary.
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Postby gronank » Mon Dec 01, 2014 7:41 pm

Then again, we vote for the politicians we like the most, not those that isn't the ones we like the least.
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Postby PKMKII » Tue Dec 02, 2014 12:23 am

gronank wrote:Then again, we vote for the politicians we like the most, not those that isn't the ones we like the least.


I'm an American and I have no idea what you're talking about.
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Postby Griffin » Tue Dec 02, 2014 9:30 pm

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gronank wrote:Then again, we vote for the politicians we like the most, not those that isn't the ones we like the least.


I'm an American and I have no idea what you're talking about.


Actually, I'm not sure that's what happens here, unless I've misunderstood the double negative.

I always end up voting for the one that might keep the other one from winning, because wherever I live I never seem to have a good MP or the right party. My current MP was one of the worst expenses culprits. However, I am now not going to vote on that basis any more at all since I hate all of them. I might even vote Monster Raving Looney who I probably actually agree with more than anyone else. :facewall: (that's assuming the whole of Western democracy, which we've tried so hard to sell elsewhere, doesn't collapse first).
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Postby PKMKII » Tue Dec 02, 2014 10:37 pm

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Postby gronank » Wed Dec 03, 2014 10:02 am

Griffin wrote:Actually, I'm not sure that's what happens here, unless I've misunderstood the double negative.

Well, I took a humorous shot at the First Past The Post voting system, comparing it to parliamentarism with proportional elections.

The Meta-game of First Past The Post dictates that if you do not vote for either of the top two candidates, your vote doesn't count. This forces voters to not vote for the one of maybe a dozen candidates they'd prefer to win but for the one of the two candidates that actually has a chance of winning that they disagree with the least.

Parliamentarism with proportional voting, on the other hand, means seats in the parliament are distributed to the proportion the votes each party received across the entire electorate. This means you can vote for whatever party you like and be mostly assured that your vote will contribute to a voice in parliament.
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Postby Cardinal Fang » Wed Dec 03, 2014 1:51 pm

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PKMKII wrote:
gronank wrote:Then again, we vote for the politicians we like the most, not those that isn't the ones we like the least.


I'm an American and I have no idea what you're talking about.


Actually, I'm not sure that's what happens here, unless I've misunderstood the double negative.

I always end up voting for the one that might keep the other one from winning, because wherever I live I never seem to have a good MP or the right party. My current MP was one of the worst expenses culprits. However, I am now not going to vote on that basis any more at all since I hate all of them. I might even vote Monster Raving Looney who I probably actually agree with more than anyone else. :facewall: (that's assuming the whole of Western democracy, which we've tried so hard to sell elsewhere, doesn't collapse first).


My problem is that we have an excellent MP, who unfortunately represents a rubbish party. If I could vote for him, but not the party, I would. Added to that is our constituency is likely to be one of the new ones the Green Party contests, and they have a lot of policies that I kinda agree with. So have to choose - keep good MP from rubbish party, or vote for party I agree with but who is unlikely to have much of an influence in Parliament.

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Postby bonsaiherb » Wed Dec 03, 2014 5:25 pm

What happened to "Funny Stuff found on the intrawebs?" Is that even a word? Anyhow, being a political pig at the trough I love political stuff but the last few posts do nothing for the 'funny stuff standards.'

Put it in 'serious stuff' web or do a totally political forum, say I.

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Sadly I could not find much "funny stuff" on the Internet and would have to make one of the opposite. A good example being an article in the local paper. P.A. Clallam County WA has a whole bunch of first rate problems. Suicides, Depression, Unemployment and an incompetent govt. Please read the COMMENTS under this link.
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Postby gronank » Wed Dec 03, 2014 5:49 pm

Cardinal Fang wrote:My problem is that we have an excellent MP, who unfortunately represents a rubbish party. If I could vote for him, but not the party, I would.
Petition your MP to change party, then.
bonsaiherb wrote:What happened to "Funny Stuff found on the intrawebs?" Is that even a word?

It is a point that exists in a space of funny words used to describe the internet
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Re: Funny stuff found on the intrawebs ver. 2.0

Postby daftbeaker » Wed Dec 03, 2014 5:51 pm

Griffin wrote:
PKMKII wrote:
gronank wrote:Then again, we vote for the politicians we like the most, not those that isn't the ones we like the least.


I'm an American and I have no idea what you're talking about.


Actually, I'm not sure that's what happens here, unless I've misunderstood the double negative.

I think what gronank is trying to say is that when he votes, he has a selection of politicians and he might vote for any one of them. He then chooses who to vote for based on who is the best candidate for his views and beliefs.

In the UK (and I assume the US as well) it comes down to which of the two major parties is least likely to be a complete omnishambles, then (if you're lucky) choosing between the two candidates you hate the least.

I have to say, since being a keen and impressionable person who believed in voting (so much so I actually borrowed a disaffected parent's vote when I was 17) I now can't see much point either. No matter which way I vote my constituency will still return Gove to Parliament :barf: :facewall:
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