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by SpannerGeek
8 Dec 2016, 9:42am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Ban Politics from the forum
Replies: 221
Views: 10034

Re: Ban Politics from the forum

Perhaps you could exercise your brain to address the points raised in the OP. They are your opinion, you are entitled to hold and raise your opinions, best of luck to you. I dont accept your initial premise and restricted range of solutions. I agree with Ben, that it would be a mistake to enter in ...
by SpannerGeek
8 Dec 2016, 9:26am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Ban Politics from the forum
Replies: 221
Views: 10034

Re: Ban Politics from the forum

meic wrote:
Perhaps you can conscisely explain what is good about it?
We like it, it works.


Very clever. Perhaps you could exercise your brain to address the points raised in the OP.
by SpannerGeek
8 Dec 2016, 9:17am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Ban Politics from the forum
Replies: 221
Views: 10034

Re: Ban Politics from the forum

Failing to chose between two bad options when a good one remains unoffered does not contribute to the problem. Accepting the validity of such a false range of choices would be contributing to the problem. Obfuscating the reality of a near useless, over moderated 'plain vanilla' forum where any diss...
by SpannerGeek
8 Dec 2016, 9:06am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Ban Politics from the forum
Replies: 221
Views: 10034

Re: Ban Politics from the forum

I agree with irc. Leave it as it is. The debate is largely informed and moderation is minimal. So I will not be voting on this poll. I couldn't disagree more. This forum is moderated to an extent I've never experienced elsewhere. And there are those who are willing to abuse that moderation in order...
by SpannerGeek
8 Dec 2016, 8:33am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Ban Politics from the forum
Replies: 221
Views: 10034

Ban Politics from the forum

It seems no one is willing to address the elephant in the room here, and the discussion elsewhere is simply rambling and diffuse, as is the poll. I've been a moderator myself on a Science forum, with over a 1000 regular contributors and an international membership going on 120k people and we never h...
by SpannerGeek
7 Dec 2016, 1:38pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Two Threads culled in two days
Replies: 62
Views: 3313

Re: Two Threads culled in two days

The last thread was pulled just after someone compared me to 'Der Fuhrer' and I responded in my usual polite but assertive way. When people descend to comparing other forum members to Hitler then I can see why unpaid moderators can't be bothered and just hit the delete button. If ever there was am ...
by SpannerGeek
7 Dec 2016, 1:32pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Two Threads culled in two days
Replies: 62
Views: 3313

Re: Two Threads culled in two days

oh which 2 were they? I hadnt noticed Oh, just trivial stuff: The rise of the far right in Europe, the likelihood it could happen here, espousing of far right rhetoric in the press, online forums, jingoistic, flag waving, one nation Britain guff from our politicians. Better watch what I'm saying or...
by SpannerGeek
7 Dec 2016, 1:13pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Two Threads culled in two days
Replies: 62
Views: 3313

Two Threads culled in two days

If the mods are going to cull interesting and pertinent political threads at will, then the case for a separate Politics Only section seems overwhelming.

The far right is on the rise throughout Europe by stifling legitimate debate like this you help the cause of democracy not one bit.
by SpannerGeek
7 Dec 2016, 9:33am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20015
Views: 493025

Re: Theresa May's 'Brexit means Brexit' catchphrase is meaningless, Tory minister admits

"You are talking about residents, not immigrants. Both of those residents might well think that we dont want any more immigrants." But only the first one (EU national) will be deported. Nobody with any significant say in matters has supported deportation of existing residents. Not even UK...
by SpannerGeek
7 Dec 2016, 9:11am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: School run + at 58
Replies: 10
Views: 752

Re: School run + at 58

MY horse ownership simulator.... Stand naked in a field. In the pouring rain. In winter. Dropping bricks on your bare feet. Setting fire to £20 notes ..... Fell ponies x 2 ..... never again .... That's a bit like my vintage Colnago owning experience, only not naked in a field (at least not yet anyw...
by SpannerGeek
6 Dec 2016, 11:43am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: A happy ending?
Replies: 35
Views: 1809

Re: A happy ending?

A happy ending... Isn't that what you get after a Turkish massage? :lol:
by SpannerGeek
6 Dec 2016, 8:56am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: A happy ending?
Replies: 35
Views: 1809

Re: A happy ending?

Add me to the list for a separate politics section, with the disclaimer 'strong views expressed' and less moderation. Too many contentious and poorly researched views (with lazy Wikipedia refs) aired and frankly racist ideologies which deserve to be discussed much more vigorously. There was a post t...
by SpannerGeek
5 Dec 2016, 8:22am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: A Cry From the Elites
Replies: 29
Views: 1636

Re: A Cry From the Elites

Another blow to European unity, Italian leader ousted in yesterday's power grab referendum. Beppe Grillo and far right alliance (both anti EU parties) call for snap election. Looks like the end game for the European elites http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2016/12/04/italian-referendum-markets-ren...
by SpannerGeek
4 Dec 2016, 12:55pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: A Cry From the Elites
Replies: 29
Views: 1636

Re: A Cry From the Elites

It seems clear (to anyone who bothers to investigate) that not only is there an ongoing war on truth, but also on information itself. Facebook and Google are the arbiters of truth in the world, newspapers really only play catch up. But who edits the editors? I'll be very interested to see how today'...
by SpannerGeek
3 Dec 2016, 6:50pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: A Cry From the Elites
Replies: 29
Views: 1636

Re: A Cry From the Elites

Try googling 'Rothschild Net Worth'... You won't get anywhere, they dont even appear on the Forbes magazine list of most wealthy families. After the Napoleonic wars, they were SO wealthy they were able to buy the ENTIRE debt of Great Britain. Many sources conclude that GB is STILL in hock to the fa...