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Topic: The not so short lived non argumentative political thread.

Like it or not (sorry Barbel  ajb007/takecover)  but politics is everywhere these days,  from Trump, North Korea, Modern genocide to the recent German election and Brexit.  As ADULTS we should be able to have an open chat about such things and not give the mods cause for sleepless nights,  we ARE all entitled to our opinions and so far every political thread has been removed due to personal attacks and general intolerance of others opinions.  Remember it's not personal it's politics,  and if you can't discuss without making things personal and throwing insults then don't post. I'd also like to say that as this is an international thread please be aware of others sensibilities.

Last edited by Chriscoop (11th Apr 2018 11:24)

It was either that.....or the priesthood

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Why me in the title??

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http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m2sp5rzK6l1r6fra8.gif
Just want to make a prediction, as despite the best of intentions, we'll end up
name calling  and general bitching.

“I didn’t lose a friend, I just realised I never had one.”

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I’d vote on this thread being closed soon  ajb007/lol

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Thunderpussy wrote:

Just want to make a prediction, as despite the best of intentions, we'll end up
name calling  and general bitching.

Can I start by saying that Asp9mm is a stupid moron?

President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.
-------Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!------
FIRST TO DISCOVER substantial evidence that Chew Mee is in fact not totally nude in the TMWTGG pool scenes!

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Higgins wrote:

Why me in the title??

Because you like a political chat.  But I'll soon sort that.

It was either that.....or the priesthood

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Sir Miles wrote:

I’d vote on this thread being closed soon  ajb007/lol

I'd bet my life savings on it.

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Higgins wrote:
Thunderpussy wrote:

Just want to make a prediction, as despite the best of intentions, we'll end up
name calling  and general bitching.

Can I start by saying that Asp9mm is a stupid moron?

You've just got yourself 10 minutes on the naughty step.

It was either that.....or the priesthood

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ajb007/lol  ajb007/lol  ajb007/lol  Is this an Election Special, a sort of AJB " limited Edition "

"Naughty Step" is that the new code word for that Plug thing ?

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Thunderpussy wrote:

Naughty  Plug thing ?

Im sure I don't know what you mean  ajb007/embarrassed

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Naughty plug? Do you put that in a bad bath?  ajb007/confused  ajb007/lol

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This thread won't even last until Donald nukes Kim. ajb007/wink

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If we can survive September the 23rd ( Latest end of the world prediction )  ajb007/wink
We might just survive Donald and Kim.  ajb007/crap

“I didn’t lose a friend, I just realised I never had one.”

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I'm afraid that Barbel will misunderstand the doomsday predictions for today and lock this up before midnight  ajb007/crap

Maybe he shows here up sooner when I mention how silly men look when wearing skirts   ajb007/biggrin  ajb007/tongue

Last edited by Higgins (24th Sep 2017 18:49)

President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.
-------Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!------
FIRST TO DISCOVER substantial evidence that Chew Mee is in fact not totally nude in the TMWTGG pool scenes!

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I love the title of this thread.  ajb007/biggrin
I'm curious: what was the original title of the thread and why wasn't my name in there (or was it)?

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Perhaps we could try some general ideas and concerns rather than specifics ...

Voting, Should it be compulsory ?

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Thunderpussy wrote:

Perhaps we could try some general ideas and concerns rather than specifics ...

Voting, Should it be compulsory ?

Noooo,  then we'd have more Ill informed people voting,  perhaps for the party who has there favourite colour!

It was either that.....or the priesthood

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I have no experience with compulsory voting. Perhaps more people will follow the election and vote since they have to vote anyway? Or will they vote blank (is that the right expression?)
I also wonder if such a law will be enforced.

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I think if we had Sexier politicians, more people would vote.  ajb007/wink
http://custom-car.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012/hot-italian-politicians-5010.jpg
like this Italian politician ( Don't know her politics, ..... but as for votes,.... I'd give her one )

“I didn’t lose a friend, I just realised I never had one.”

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https://www.theguardian.com/politics/20 … rapathy.uk
A short list of countries with compulsory voting.

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Thunderpussy wrote:

I think if we had Sexier politicians, more people would vote.  ajb007/wink
http://custom-car.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012/hot-italian-politicians-5010.jpg
like this Italian politician ( Don't know her politics, ..... but as for votes,.... I'd give her one )

Oh yes I'd put an x in her box

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Thunderpussy wrote:

I think if we had Sexier politicians, more people would vote.  ajb007/wink
http://custom-car.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012/hot-italian-politicians-5010.jpg
like this Italian politician ( Don't know her politics, ..... but as for votes,.... I'd give her one )

I'm not sure. The Green Party have the hottest politicians here in Norway, but they still got only 3.2% of the votes. Can it be that only Italians vote based on hottness?  (and me too, obviously)

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Hello guys, I was away most of the weekend (performing at music festivals in the highlands & islands of Scotland, where yes Higgy there were a very few men in kilts though not me or the band. We spent a lot of time on boats and in hotels in between singing, sold a few CDs, and got booked again for next year so all good).

Just to be clear: As Chriscoop said in the opener, sooner or later political threads here degenerate into personal attacks* which can't be tolerated. If we can do as he suggests and discuss things like adults then ok. If not then we all know what has happened in the past.

* aside from the usual Higgins/Asp9mm stuff


On-topic: interesting though predictable result in the German election. Merkel has some hard work to do.

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You know how modest and reliable we Krauts are, Barbel  ajb007/wink

I think that it's a good idea not wearing a skirt on an elevated stage - I mean - nobody really wants to see that  ajb007/embarrassed

Last edited by Higgins (25th Sep 2017 06:42)

President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.
-------Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!------
FIRST TO DISCOVER substantial evidence that Chew Mee is in fact not totally nude in the TMWTGG pool scenes!

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Higgins, what's the mood like in Germany? Is there a feeling of relief that Merkel is in for a fourth term, and what about the gains made by the far right?

"How was your lamb?" "Skewered. One sympathises."