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    Bringing the thread back on track... Iran Ends...

    Bringing the thread back on track...

    Iran Ends Commitment to Landmark Nuclear Deal: Live Updates - The New York Times
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    I’m sure there were plenty that approved of the...

    I’m sure there were plenty that approved of the Contras, the Taliban, NORAID (I’m sure you remember that one...), Iraq WMDs.

    It’s also possible to be critical of those.
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    Do keep up. Your attempt an an insulting post...

    Do keep up.

    Your attempt an an insulting post quoted my response to the post from Xoggoth about terrorism. No whataboutery involved, there’s a clear linear thread.
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    As you rightly point out, people can have...

    As you rightly point out, people can have different opinions.

    It’s quite possible to “be on the side” of the U.K./US and yet still be critical of some of their decisions. “Being on their side”...
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    You don’t think America has ever covertly funded...

    You don’t think America has ever covertly funded terrorism in advance of its own political interests?

    How cute, and how naive.
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    Can’t tell from your post if you mean Iran or the...

    Can’t tell from your post if you mean Iran or the USA...
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    Deliberately targeting sites of significant...

    Deliberately targeting sites of significant cultural interest.

    For the hard of comprehension, as far as we are aware the US haven’t targeted those sites, but their President has threatened to.
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    Funny way to describe the threat of a war crime....

    Funny way to describe the threat of a war crime.

    Trump vows to hit 52 sites 'very hard' if Iran retaliates for Suleimani killing | World news | The Guardian

    Personally I agree that the chances...
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    Not confirmed as legal either, which is what you...

    Not confirmed as legal either, which is what you stated.
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    The US likely has a long list of people they want...

    The US likely has a long list of people they want to “take out”, whether legally or not; whether or not they act on that list will depend on their current interests....

    (Iran probably has a...
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    World war 3 now imminent

    You appear to be more certain of this than a Yale law professor, but who needs experts when you can simply state your opinion as fact?

    Oona Hathaway on Twitter: "The Department of Defense has...
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    Irrelevant to the current dispute. You do know...

    Irrelevant to the current dispute.

    You do know it’s quite possible to understand all the “good”* things they’ve done, and yet still be able to be critical of the “bad”*?



    *opinions may be...
  13. Somebody should tell him how many insects are...

    Somebody should tell him how many insects are killed during the harvesting of wheats and grains.
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    Absolutely. It’s a good thing that the...

    Absolutely.

    It’s a good thing that the government is setting aside a few billion for Cornwall, Wales, farmers, etc, to protect them from the benefits of Brexit.
  15. Cue long-winded and boring rant about how the EU...

    Cue long-winded and boring rant about how the EU removed lead from petrol, thus eliminating classic cars from the roads. Followed by an even more boring rant about how much classic car owners add to...
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    Donald J. Trump on Twitter: "In order to get...

    Donald J. Trump on Twitter: "In order to get elected, @BarackObama will start a war with Iran."
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    On January 31, assuming the WA is passed by...

    On January 31, assuming the WA is passed by Parliament, the U.K. will have left the EU. This is a simple matter of law.

    Whether or not the U.K. is ready to leave, and whether or not the future...
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    If you’re not Scottish, why should those matters...

    If you’re not Scottish, why should those matters concern you?
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    The source probably won’t make any difference,...

    The source probably won’t make any difference, it’s simply an attempt to spin a company that is linked to Blair requesting EU funding for a project, and somehow insinuating that this is the reason...
  20. “The masses” voted for Brexit. “The masses” voted...

    “The masses” voted for Brexit. “The masses” voted for Johnson to Get Brexit Done.

    Your post is illogical. If “the masses” support the point of view that they want Brexit, then we should be hearing...
  21. It would be easier (and cause less controversy)...

    It would be easier (and cause less controversy) to just release the hounds on it and let them tear it apart...
  22. Thread: Anne Sacoolas

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    An accident without murderous intent resulting in...

    An accident without murderous intent resulting in death is called manslaughter.

    What you appear to be advocating for is the abolition of manslaughter as an offence. :eyes
  23. The country voted for Brexit. The country voted...

    The country voted for Brexit. The country voted for the Tories. Tories have been the Government in more years since the last depression than any other.

    If there are people that deserve better,...
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    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EMBUvexUcAA9UpV?format...

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EMBUvexUcAA9UpV?format=jpg&name=900x900
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    Probably some sort of technical automated...

    Probably some sort of technical automated machinery needs to be invented to solve this problem.

    Who wrapped the pigs in blankets before we joined the EU? Can we force the students to do it like we...
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    When they’re requesting the information from the...

    When they’re requesting the information from the insurance companies they don’t know whether they are tax evaders or not.

    Whether it’s a “violation of privacy rights” depends on whether or not...
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    The point is that the tax man is reconciling...

    The point is that the tax man is reconciling assets against income. May not happen here (are insurance records subject to GDPR? Can the tax man go on a fishing expedition by requesting blanket...
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    The tax man is coming (to Australia)

    Where does it say that it’s classed as luxury?
  29. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EL-4Z_aXkAEwJ6X?format...

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EL-4Z_aXkAEwJ6X?format=jpg&name=large
  30. Not the only one, Nicky Morgan’s got one too. ...

    Not the only one, Nicky Morgan’s got one too.

    Giving them out like candy....
  31. BREAKING NEWS: Zac Goldmith elevated to the House of Lords and will remain as Cabinet

    A majority of all leaders of the 28 nations of the EU.

    You could at least make an effort to find out how it all works.

    Edit: my bad. 19 members of the Euro, given the context of the Eurogroup.
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    I hope this guy is wrong about our future

    What was the rate of pay for those jobs, compared to the national average wage at the time? What was the rate of pay compared to (eg) university fees? What were the expectations from the farmers for...
  33. Thread: Dark Days...

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    Dark Days...

    Alternatively, in the ‘70s we were told to just man up and hide it.

    Mental conditions have always been there, they just weren’t being diagnosed or not even brought to medical attention. Dry your...
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    FTFY.

    FTFY.
  35. Of course. Nobody’s doubting that if there is the...

    Of course. Nobody’s doubting that if there is the will, trade deals will be done.

    My response was to the suggestion that “we already have a trade deal, why do things need to change”.




    We...
  36. The U.K. is the one changing them, by leaving the...

    The U.K. is the one changing them, by leaving the EU and walking away from all existing trade deals with the EU and arranged through the EU.

    Try to understand: Brexit means the U.K. cancelling all...
  37. The link proves the point that it’s not as simple...

    The link proves the point that it’s not as simple as you make out. There are many different competing factions, and that’s just for fishing (a small industry in the wider scale of things).
  38. Because, as we have seen from certain posters on...

    Because, as we have seen from certain posters on here, nothing matters unless it personally affects them.

    When it comes to a trade deal there is no “one size fits all” solution. Everything from...
  39. Thread: Bright Days

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    The ridiculous statement was the claim that the...

    The ridiculous statement was the claim that the UK’s debt is all down to the Labour chancellor, and you know it.

    Yes, Labour spent more than was coming in. So have the Conservatives. Only laying...
  40. Thread: Bright Days

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    What would your solution in 2008 have been? Not...

    What would your solution in 2008 have been? Not to bail them out, let them all go under? What would the economics of that been?

    Is the rise in debt from 2010 to 2019 also instigated by a Labour...
  41. Thread: Bright Days

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    What a pity people aren’t going to get that...

    What a pity people aren’t going to get that either, then.

    Lobbyists Seek Brexit Deal That Raises Drug Prices, Shreds Consumer Safeguards
  42. What “appeals” is irrelevant. HTH, BIDI.

    What “appeals” is irrelevant.

    HTH, BIDI.
  43. He’s been corrected on that lie several times...

    He’s been corrected on that lie several times before but still repeats it.
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    Ah no, Hudson Hawk is one of my favourite movies.

    Ah no, Hudson Hawk is one of my favourite movies.
  45. Why is it a surprise? They promised 40 “new”...

    Why is it a surprise?

    They promised 40 “new” hospitals and 50,000 “more” nurses, do you think this all comes for free?
  46. Except for the minor detail that a trade deal...

    Except for the minor detail that a trade deal with the US will require trade offs. By definition, if we are importing US chicken under a trade deal with the US then we will have diverged from EU...
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    Well done you for making an attempt to bring the...

    Well done you for making an attempt to bring the divided country together... :eyes

    Most of Kent and Sussex are blue, doesn’t quite fit with your rhetoric.
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    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ELm-2gIWoAEN-Bb?format...

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ELm-2gIWoAEN-Bb?format=jpg&name=900x900
  49. Possibly. But it’s not an “either or” situation,...

    Possibly. But it’s not an “either or” situation, and not a competition.

    Unless you were rooting for Blue Planet to be the Person of the Year.
  50. You said “coaching on giving speeches”, not...

    You said “coaching on giving speeches”, not coaching on the content of those speeches.

    Not that either one is relevant.
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