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That was me. Well the discussion was nominally... 111,601 Views / 1,136 Replies  
That was me. Well the discussion was nominally about the server, but mostly it was just him insulting me.
Posted by Paco500, on Jan 5, 2018 at 04:14 PM, in Political/War Lounge
To come a bit to the defence of the chapel... 44,351 Views / 430 Replies  
To come a bit to the defence of the chapel design, although it's not obvious from the photo it is designed to resemble a ship, and it's a national maritime monument. The stained glass window in the...
Posted by Paco500, on Jan 4, 2018 at 03:36 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The only 'church' I ever attend is annoyingly... 44,351 Views / 430 Replies  
The only 'church' I ever attend is annoyingly modern.
http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/43048000/jpg/_43048615_chapel_ap416.jpg
My kids sing in the choir- acoustics are nice, but the...
Posted by Paco500, on Jan 3, 2018 at 04:11 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Don't know about Liverpool specifically, but pubs... 44,351 Views / 430 Replies  
Don't know about Liverpool specifically, but pubs are closing at an alarming rate in the UK, and have been for years, so it would seem unusual that any significant number of old churches are being...
Posted by Paco500, on Jan 3, 2018 at 04:01 AM, in MacNN Lounge
On motives/intentions "Historians have a... 12,062 Views / 151 Replies  
On motives/intentions

"Historians have a word for Germans who joined the Nazi party, not because they hated Jews, but because out of a hope for restored patriotism, or a sense of economic anxiety,...
Posted by Paco500, on Dec 31, 2017 at 05:32 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Let me add a few things to that. I don't know if... 18,801 Views / 219 Replies  
Let me add a few things to that. I don't know if we are going to get answers to some big questions in the next one- but for now I'm so pleased that we don't know who Snoke is or what his story is....
Posted by Paco500, on Dec 18, 2017 at 10:15 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I loved it. It wasn't the Godfather, but a very... 18,801 Views / 219 Replies  
I loved it. It wasn't the Godfather, but a very enjoyable two hours or so.

My only issue was the whole casino subplot- it could have been cut entirely.
Posted by Paco500, on Dec 18, 2017 at 10:10 AM, in MacNN Lounge
When measuring Obama's performance in the Middle... 2,163 Views / 36 Replies  
When measuring Obama's performance in the Middle East, what do we compare it to? Which administration did a better job? Any positive outcomes from the past had a pretty short shelf life and the...
Posted by Paco500, on Dec 1, 2017 at 05:09 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I truly believe the 2nd Amendment/prevention of... 49,241 Views / 515 Replies  
I truly believe the 2nd Amendment/prevention of tyranny argument is analogous to a religious argument. It is a tenet of faith among some. It can't be argued with facts or evidence from either side...
Posted by Paco500, on Nov 26, 2017 at 02:49 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Swing state, although trending blue for a while... 5,245 Views / 91 Replies  
Swing state, although trending blue for a while now. Virginia.
Posted by Paco500, on Nov 19, 2017 at 06:38 PM, in Political/War Lounge
This is an awfully big hypothetical, with lots of... 5,245 Views / 91 Replies  
This is an awfully big hypothetical, with lots of possible complications, but if I was convinced Hillary had sexually forced herself on minors, then no, I would not vote for her under any reasonable...
Posted by Paco500, on Nov 19, 2017 at 04:01 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Conservatives need to stop pretending that they... 33,089 Views / 505 Replies  
Conservatives need to stop pretending that they believe in personal responsibility.
Posted by Paco500, on Nov 16, 2017 at 02:40 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I just find it so hard to comprehend that anyone... 49,241 Views / 515 Replies  
I just find it so hard to comprehend that anyone would find it more acceptable to live in a society without free speech and a free press than one without guns.

But to each his own I suppose.
Posted by Paco500, on Nov 14, 2017 at 06:27 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I have to concur with WAS here- I see their... 49,241 Views / 515 Replies  
I have to concur with WAS here- I see their statements as either a philosophical argument or particularly inflammatory. It's simply using a medical metaphor to describe the public heath crisis caused...
Posted by Paco500, on Nov 12, 2017 at 05:59 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I've not read the CDC study, but your and most... 49,241 Views / 515 Replies  
I've not read the CDC study, but your and most other arguments seem to stem from one or both of these quotes:





Where do you see them making a philosophical argument? The are both making a...
Posted by Paco500, on Nov 12, 2017 at 12:12 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Yes it does. Which is why the CDC should ignore... 49,241 Views / 515 Replies  
Yes it does. Which is why the CDC should ignore it and leave the question to politicians.

But they should be allowed to do the work they were created to do. Study public health problems, and make...
Posted by Paco500, on Nov 11, 2017 at 04:19 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Because the CDC is full of scientists. Guns... 49,241 Views / 515 Replies  
Because the CDC is full of scientists. Guns preventing the rise of tyranny in modern United States cannot be studied scientifically, using evidence or facts. It is a philosophical, bordering on...
Posted by Paco500, on Nov 11, 2017 at 01:43 PM, in Political/War Lounge
It is not the CDC's mandate to prevent the rise... 49,241 Views / 515 Replies  
It is not the CDC's mandate to prevent the rise of tyranny. It is their mandate to save lives. If the evidence supports banning or limiting gun ownership will save lives, the CDC taking a position...
Posted by Paco500, on Nov 11, 2017 at 04:16 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I think all three are making a kind of moral, or... 49,241 Views / 515 Replies  
I think all three are making a kind of moral, or philosophical argument. I genuinely believe both 'liberals' and 'conservatives' want to create a better society with the most benefit to the most...
Posted by Paco500, on Nov 10, 2017 at 07:06 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Soho, London... 2,179 Views / 49 Replies  
Soho, London (https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Soho,+London/@51.5125689,-0.1410998,16z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x487604d49de7df6d:0x50a5d7601c1f44fa!8m2!3d51.5136143!4d-0.1365486)
Apple HQ, London...
Posted by Paco500, on Nov 10, 2017 at 04:49 AM, in Political/War Lounge
This is well and truly a statement only a... 49,241 Views / 515 Replies  
This is well and truly a statement only a libertarian/libertarian sympathiser could make with a straight face. While I'm quoting websites:



Reason doesn't play into it at all- it's all dogma.
Posted by Paco500, on Nov 10, 2017 at 04:40 AM, in Political/War Lounge
According to the CDC website, their mission... 49,241 Views / 515 Replies  
According to the CDC website, their mission statement is: (emphasis added)
No where in the statement does it say it should do these things while remaining politically neutral. My expectation of the...
Posted by Paco500, on Nov 10, 2017 at 04:14 AM, in Political/War Lounge
https://media.giphy.com/media/NVtsBsgtnvsbe/giphy.... 195,065 Views / 2,453 Replies  
https://media.giphy.com/media/NVtsBsgtnvsbe/giphy.gif
Legend.
Posted by Paco500, on Nov 8, 2017 at 06:11 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I really hope all guys going to college today are... 49,241 Views / 515 Replies  
I really hope all guys going to college today are taught on day one to not rape/assault/be physically or sexually disrespectful to women.
Posted by Paco500, on Nov 8, 2017 at 06:05 AM, in Political/War Lounge
When ever I'm in a slightly dodgy environment-... 49,241 Views / 515 Replies  
When ever I'm in a slightly dodgy environment- such as an empty London street after dark, I reflexively grip my keys this way. Probably pointless, but I get to feel like Wolverine, so bonus.
Posted by Paco500, on Nov 8, 2017 at 06:03 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Reading is a semi-urban wasteland and Stockley... 2,179 Views / 49 Replies  
Reading is a semi-urban wasteland and Stockley Park is a corporate wasteland with shitty transport links (I used to work just down the industrial estate from Apple). Battersea is at lease iconic and...
Posted by Paco500, on Nov 8, 2017 at 05:59 AM, in Political/War Lounge
After reading the article, his motivation makes... 2,179 Views / 49 Replies  
After reading the article, his motivation makes complete logical sense. Unethical and weaselly sense, but sense. As his business credibility, and therefore his ability to attract new...
Posted by Paco500, on Nov 8, 2017 at 05:57 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Granted I've not spent any time with the new Q... 690 Views / 4 Replies  
Granted I've not spent any time with the new Q interface, but it's a pretty depressing thought if Sky is the best of the bunch. My wish is that Sky would catch up to the intuitiveness and ease of use...
Posted by Paco500, on Nov 8, 2017 at 05:06 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Not be be pedantic, but I'm pretty sure the big... 2,179 Views / 49 Replies  
Not be be pedantic, but I'm pretty sure the big Apple office is in Stockley Part, Uxbridge, not Reading. And they are eventually moving into the old Battersea Power Station.

Apple got a mess of...
Posted by Paco500, on Nov 7, 2017 at 02:43 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Think of it from my point of view- there are all... 2,179 Views / 49 Replies  
Think of it from my point of view- there are all kinds of things I say and write 'British' reflexively because I have lived and worked here for over 11 years, but I do it as an American in an...
Posted by Paco500, on Nov 7, 2017 at 07:51 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Apologies, I perhaps should have been explicit, I... 49,241 Views / 515 Replies  
Apologies, I perhaps should have been explicit, I was being a bit of a devil's advocate here as I thought based on my past statements it was clear my personal position is completely different. I was...
Posted by Paco500, on Nov 7, 2017 at 07:30 AM, in Political/War Lounge
The connection is if there are any limits to gun... 49,241 Views / 515 Replies  
The connection is if there are any limits to gun ownership, and those limits are imposed by the subjective view of law enforcement, courts or doctors (or other government or quasi-government bodies),...
Posted by Paco500, on Nov 7, 2017 at 06:09 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I've not seen him called a 'militant' atheist on... 49,241 Views / 515 Replies  
I've not seen him called a 'militant' atheist on any main-stream new site- and I even checked Fox. All are reporting he was an atheist. What, in your view, makes one a 'militant' atheist? Is it...
Posted by Paco500, on Nov 6, 2017 at 04:32 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Bought some AirPods, loved them, had them about a... 2,433 Views / 31 Replies  
Bought some AirPods, loved them, had them about a week, case fell out of my pocket somewhere. Gone.

Sucked.
Posted by Paco500, on Nov 3, 2017 at 07:34 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I find you to be an enigma in a number of ways... 88,809 Views / 1,055 Replies  
I find you to be an enigma in a number of ways (none of them particularly objectionable), but your torch-carrying for Spicey it the most confusing. The whole gun thing- disagree entirely but I...
Posted by Paco500, on Nov 3, 2017 at 09:37 AM, in Political/War Lounge
No, I'm saying I don't hear the 'left-leaning'... 33,089 Views / 505 Replies  
No, I'm saying I don't hear the 'left-leaning' members of this board worrying about their innocent behaviour leading to a visit to HR in the way Chongo did above and as the departed Captain did on a...
Posted by Paco500, on Nov 1, 2017 at 06:21 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I'd be curious for you to expand on this. My... 709 Views / 3 Replies  
I'd be curious for you to expand on this. My reading is that history has 'white-washed' him so to speak, and he was a flat-out racist bastard. I don't think he wanted war, but there is no indication...
Posted by Paco500, on Nov 1, 2017 at 11:55 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Granted, I have not worked in America for over 11... 33,089 Views / 505 Replies  
Granted, I have not worked in America for over 11 years, but I've worked in very mixed-sex environments my entire career. I've never felt the need to alter my behaviour, language, or attitudes or...
Posted by Paco500, on Oct 31, 2017 at 06:39 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Interesting. I didn't realise multitude had... 2,526 Views / 77 Replies  
Interesting. I didn't realise multitude had different meaning in biblical time.
Posted by Paco500, on Oct 23, 2017 at 03:54 PM, in Political/War Lounge
You're not addressing the reality that the White... 38,777 Views / 591 Replies  
You're not addressing the reality that the White House Chief of Staff flagrantly mischaracterised and insulted a member of congress based on either false information or lies and has refused to...
Posted by Paco500, on Oct 22, 2017 at 12:39 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Jesus certinally didn't speak about heath... 2,526 Views / 77 Replies  
Jesus certinally didn't speak about heath insurance, but we do have these quotes you may find relevant.
Posted by Paco500, on Oct 22, 2017 at 12:37 PM, in Political/War Lounge
1. As you said, he's angry at Wilson for... 38,777 Views / 591 Replies  
1. As you said, he's angry at Wilson for politicising a situation he boss politicised.
2. He made an attack/accusation against Wilson that is contradicted by video and common sense evidence.
3. He...
Posted by Paco500, on Oct 22, 2017 at 07:06 AM, in Political/War Lounge
In the source novel, ethnic purity was part of... 4,444 Views / 64 Replies  
In the source novel, ethnic purity was part of it. The producers have said they took that part out because they felt it would be more believable if reproduction trumped racism. I’m inclined to think...
Posted by Paco500, on Oct 21, 2017 at 01:32 PM, in Political/War Lounge
It think Trump’s politics are primarily a... 4,444 Views / 64 Replies  
It think Trump’s politics are primarily a reflection of his ‘base’ rather than the other way around. He’s just providing someone to galvanise around.

So no, I don’t think they needed Trump. But...
Posted by Paco500, on Oct 21, 2017 at 01:28 PM, in Political/War Lounge
The short answer, I think, is yes, as Kaepernick... 4,444 Views / 64 Replies  
The short answer, I think, is yes, as Kaepernick got quite a bit of blowback and I have no real recollection of Trump being a factor in it.

However, the real question, and I think we know the...
Posted by Paco500, on Oct 21, 2017 at 06:55 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Thanks. If we take her at her word that she knew... 38,777 Views / 591 Replies  
Thanks. If we take her at her word that she knew the soldier since he was a boy and was close to the family, and the call came while she was riding with the family in a funeral limo, I'm willing to...
Posted by Paco500, on Oct 20, 2017 at 05:09 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I agree completely. I know three things about... 195,065 Views / 2,453 Replies  
I agree completely. I know three things about Rep. Wilson.

1. She called out Trump for a dickish phone call to a widow.
2. She got untruthfully maligned by the White House Chief of Staff.
3....
Posted by Paco500, on Oct 20, 2017 at 04:35 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I'm not doubting you, I've just never seen that... 38,777 Views / 591 Replies  
I'm not doubting you, I've just never seen that statement from her, and trying to find anything about her on Google now, it's mostly moved on to the Kelly nonsense.

But even if that is what she...
Posted by Paco500, on Oct 20, 2017 at 04:31 PM, in Political/War Lounge
No one (reasonable) is claiming that- they are... 38,777 Views / 591 Replies  
No one (reasonable) is claiming that- they are saying he's an insensitive ass. Evidence says they're right.

insensitive != malicious
Posted by Paco500, on Oct 20, 2017 at 03:05 PM, in Political/War Lounge
If Kelly finds out this family not only had the... 88,809 Views / 1,055 Replies  
If Kelly finds out this family not only had the call on speaker, but recorded it and posted to to YouTube, his head is going to explode!
Posted by Paco500, on Oct 20, 2017 at 03:03 PM, in Political/War Lounge
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