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Postby Batesy » Fri Sep 20, 2013 15:07

A dog that looks like Vladimir Putin.

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Postby Made Of Worms » Thu Sep 26, 2013 23:49

I think it might be a site coming from a slightly iffy place, but hey, here's some fun about the Scotch.

http://www.thepoke.co.uk/2013/06/14/25- ... -scotland/

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Postby Made Of Worms » Fri Mar 07, 2014 02:01

I just made this, which is brilliant so expect to see it on Jonathan Ross at the very least.


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Re: Links to Fleetingly Amusing Stuff

Postby montoid » Tue May 13, 2014 15:33

which side do you dress on, take the test

http://uk.isidewith.com/

^ rolling pin in her hand?

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Postby psparky27 » Tue May 13, 2014 19:11

montoid wrote:which side do you dress on, take the test

http://uk.isidewith.com/

^ rolling pin in her hand?


Labour/lib dem. with a smattering of snp. Mainly because i support them fecking off to be their own country . They can have scotland !

Nice to see you back Monty !

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Re: Links to Fleetingly Amusing Stuff

Postby montoid » Tue May 13, 2014 20:11

Hi, psp :) . You been playing nice?

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Postby psparky27 » Wed May 14, 2014 01:28

montoid wrote:Hi, psp :) . You been playing nice?


Me always . Just making sure those elitests keep it all in check and remember we are all in the pond together and its Cardiacs that we have in common x

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Re: Links to Fleetingly Amusing Stuff

Postby Snardbafulator » Wed May 14, 2014 03:42

montoid wrote:which side do you dress on, take the test

http://uk.isidewith.com/

^ rolling pin in her hand?

Translating for the UK, I'd be Labour with strong Green tendencies. I know the Lib Dems are a mainstream party over there, but they're ideologically close to the Looneytarian *cough* Libertarian Party over here -- basically a bunch of socially enlightened Social Darwinists.

I also have strong civil libertarian tendencies -- but totally divorced from what you guys call economic "liberalism" which is called economic conservatism in America-speak. We call it "conservative" because we look at it from the POV of minimal government involvement. But it's a classical lassiez-faire position, which is of course philosophically liberal as you label it.

I'm no free marketeer -- as if such a thing as a "free market" ever existed.

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Postby Bubby » Wed May 14, 2014 16:18

Hmmm, Labour and Greens for me too.

I'll be voting Greens i think, simply on the basis that they're not as fecking evil as the other parties. I actually voted Lib Dems in 2010, but after seeing them utterly sell out for the tories this time around i never will again. I can understand many voting Labour as a 'lesser of two evils', but why is it considered a wasted vote by many for picking an underdog and siding with a fringe party? A two party system is basically a bowl of shit looking in the mirror. Don't get me started on the ukips

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Postby Snardbafulator » Wed May 14, 2014 17:24

Bubby wrote:Hmmm, Labour and Greens for me too.

I'm not extremely exercised over FrankenFoods, but I'm quite jaundiced about nuclear power. Mainly, I think global warming is the single biggest issue confronting the human race. Heh, ask any farmer if global warming is real. Look, the Chinese want our lifestyle, and we have no possible way, morally or otherwise, of saying they can't have it. But if the entire nation of China (let alone the rest of the frighteningly-named developing world) has our Western carbon footprint -- the planet is f'cked. And there doesn't seem to be any way to fix this in time.
I'll be voting Greens i think, simply on the basis that they're not as fecking evil as the other parties. I actually voted Lib Dems in 2010, but after seeing them utterly sell out for the tories this time around i never will again. I can understand many voting Labour as a 'lesser of two evils', but why is it considered a wasted vote by many for picking an underdog and siding with a fringe party? A two party system is basically a bowl of shit looking in the mirror. Don't get me started on the ukips

I strongly sympathize with this, Bubby, but you guys have the same basic structural problem that we do -- a first-past-the-post system rather than a proportional system. Votes for minor parties, no matter how well-motivated, are spoiler votes. One thing the Lib Dems have always done is to advocate AV, a form of rank-order preference voting which I strongly support. That way, a vote for the Greens wouldn't be a effective vote for that *barf* Tory/Lib Dem coalition.

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Re: Links to Fleetingly Amusing Stuff

Postby Bubby » Wed May 14, 2014 17:50

I just think they moved the arguments so far to the right, how far left are Labour (or the lib dems for that matter)? Labour seem to be saying and doing very little to win votes from the tories, unless they are assuming things are so bad for common folk now that they will automatically vote for them, which is quite possible. Otherwise though, they seem to be pretty much in support for the same utter systematic shafting of vulnerable people, the difference being they'll do it with a 'concerned' face.

This is a democracy apparantly, yet there's no one to vote for...sheesh ::cry:

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Postby Snardbafulator » Wed May 14, 2014 23:50

First, thanks so much for the UKIP article. The electoral mechanics are entirely different, but it's uncannily reminiscent of Sarah Palin's heyday in the Tea Party (which isn't a political party, just an activist wing of the GOP) and their ambivalent and disgustingly co-dependent relationship with the "lamestream media," all FOX (Murdoch) News cheerleading aside. Palin went on to gloriously self-destruct, but the wingnuts carry on. This article made much of the personality cult around Nigel Farage. So we all thought when Failin' Palin's star ascended.
Bubby wrote:I just think they moved the arguments so far to the right, how far left are Labour (or the lib dems for that matter)? Labour seem to be saying and doing very little to win votes from the tories, unless they are assuming things are so bad for common folk now that they will automatically vote for them, which is quite possible. Otherwise though, they seem to be pretty much in support for the same utter systematic shafting of vulnerable people, the difference being they'll do it with a 'concerned' face.

Bubby ... my brother ... it's the same goddamn thing here with Obama and the Democrats :-x
This is a democracy apparantly, yet there's no one to vote for...sheesh ::cry:

I hate to admit this, but my anarchist / Occupy compadres have this sussed. The fundamental problem is the meta-ideology which drives every single mainstream political party in the developed world, which is neoliberalism -- the idea that the world has to be made safe for the investors and boldholders who keep it all afloat, because everything's financialized since nobody makes anything in the developed world anymore. This is where we get Austerity from, even though it only further wrecks limping economies by taking public money out of them.

The only people who seem to offer alternatives are the freakazoid parties and tendencies -- the anarchists, the UKIP and other crypto-autarky advocates, the Tea Party, everybody who huffs against some kind of ill-defined "elite." But it turns out that only anarchists, Greens and true Socialists aren't actually in bed with the same neoliberal scum who feast on the problem.

The short answer: We are all just sooooo f'cked.

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Re: Links to Fleetingly Amusing Stuff

Postby psparky27 » Thu May 15, 2014 00:49

This is not fleetingly amusing anymore! Maybe start a politics thread huh !

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Postby Mr. Minnow » Thu May 15, 2014 03:28

Bubby wrote:I just think they moved the arguments so far to the right, how far left are Labour (or the lib dems for that matter)? Labour seem to be saying and doing very little to win votes from the tories, unless they are assuming things are so bad for common folk now that they will automatically vote for them, which is quite possible. Otherwise though, they seem to be pretty much in support for the same utter systematic shafting of vulnerable people, the difference being they'll do it with a 'concerned' face.

This is a democracy apparantly, yet there's no one to vote for...sheesh ::cry:


Yep. There's no point Labour trying to out-Tory the Tories. No matter how "tough" Labour try to sound, the Tories will always happily go one step further, and all you get then is a race to the bottom. If the Tories announced their new policy of the slaughter of the first-born tomorrow, I swear Ed Balls would be on a frantic whistle-stop tour of the TV news studios to tell the electorate that he thought of it first.

As for this being a democracy, it isn't, and it hasn't been for years. We have a veneer of democracy concealing a political system now almost entirely bought and paid for by corporate interests. How else to explain the fact that the likes of A4E, Capita and Atos keep getting government contracts, despite repeatedly demonstrating that they would be entirely incapable of organising a certain kind of drinking competition in a brewing establishment? Nothing can be allowed to get in the way of these chancers trousering vast sums of public money, certainly not anything as irrelevant as "the public good" or other similar "outdated" notions. Still, at least we have a press which exposes all this in the interests of having a well-informed population.....oh. That's right. We don't. As Bob rightly says, we're screwed.

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Re: Links to Fleetingly Amusing Stuff

Postby psparky27 » Thu May 15, 2014 12:37

::roll: come on guys ....look where you are ^^^^^^^^