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  • timo replied to the topic Sir Christopher Chope in the forum Banter 3 days, 23 hours ago

    The thing is he is quite happy to sponsor PMBs when it suits him (by some reckoning dozens of them). Given this he can hardly claim some point of principle when he obstructs others. Further, his track record suggests (pretty much proves actually) his problem isn’t actually process but any sort of progressive law. Finally if he is so bothered…[Read more]

  • timo replied to the topic Online voting? in the forum Banter 3 weeks, 6 days ago

    Imagine if we did have secure easy and universal electronic voting. We could have a true democracy, rather than just democratic parliament. The government could hold referenda easily.

    The last referendum’s result wasn’t as palatable as the previous Prime Minister wanted, or expected. I don’t think we will be having any more of those for the next…[Read more]

  • timo started the topic Online voting? in the forum Banter 3 weeks, 6 days ago

    Could this ever be done in something like a General Election?

    When I vote, its just me and the ballot box, but online, can my vote really be anonymous?

  • timo replied to the topic kills 99.9% of germs? in the forum Health 1 month ago

    Has society become too germ adverse that it is becoming unhealthy?

    I think the exercise aversion and the vegetable aversion are far more significant to our health.

    If widespread use of cleaning products is bad for us (like it is bad for the environment) it may be more directly, inhalation etc., rather than through the removal of germs.

  • timo posted a new activity comment 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    Energy costs in Britain will be much higher for a start.

    I don’t get why they are going straight for the recycle option though. They should be pursuing the Reduce and Reuse first.

    I really don’t get why people need to buy bottles of water in this country. Apart from maybe for the journey home from Glastonbury!

  • timo posted a new activity comment 3 months ago

    That’s true, but I think the title refers to being fat rather than fat as a food stuff.

  • timo posted a new activity comment 3 months, 1 week ago

    Up in Kashmir and the Hindu Kush ( now there’s a thing – the very mountains get their name for being killers of Hindus!) and I suspect over into Afghanistan – that you are either a “brother” or “frengi” – like us or a foreigner. Woe betide anyone who tries to take land or invade.

    However; that is a medieval mindset, when the Romans left Britain…[Read more]

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  • Nicotine in and of itself is pretty much harmless, it’s certainly no worse than caffeine. It’s not a “poison” any more than caffeine or sugar or some supplements.

    The issue with tobacco isn’t due to nicotine.

  • A fascinating thread for one born in Feb 1934. For me the Great Recession started in 1929 and the fallout was cataclysmic.The first catalyst for change in social attitudes had been WWI but such progress as had been made were reversed by the catastrophe. In UK the divides were as much about class, education, opportunity, and power as they were…[Read more]