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    Re: What do you think of Barcelona?

    It's an interesting background from which to form an evaluation, all that's missing now is your experience of the attractions and repulsive aspects of Barcelona.

    I, for instance, am fascinated by...
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    Re: What do you think of Barcelona?

    By whom? There's a ratings body I've missed finding?

    If it's a matter of expressed opinions by visitors as opposed to tourism or quality-of-life evaluators, some over-rate (Wildly magnificent in...
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    Re: Why does no one mentioon the saudis?

    It's possible that I don't mention the Saudis because I'm not clear on whether I might face prosecution in an English court were I to do so.

    Go on, I hear you cry. Test the waters, find out.
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  4. Re: The criminal attack on the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo

    I paraphrased for brevity. I think I conveyed the chap's gist:
    He said that freedom of speech and expression are fundamental human rights however he added that he believes there should be limits to...
  5. Re: The criminal attack on the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo

    For the avoidance of doubt, should anyone wonder, I am not Charlie. The editorial policy of the magazine was and remains a deliberate waving of a very cheap and distasteful flag by people who should...
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    Re: Professor Colin Pillinger, RIP

    We have an authentic scientist whose brief is to raise the profile of the sciences in the public mind. He started life as a physicist, he's Brian Cox and he's not the same Brian Cox who was in...
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    Re: Professor Colin Pillinger, RIP

    I beg leave to apologize to the Beagle team. Beagle has been found, soft-landed and part-deployed, so much closer to total success than anyone at the time assumed. It needed to fully unfold to be...
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    Re: I just had an odd thought.

    He was scarcely alone...

    The Encyclopedia of Addictive Drugs, by Richard Lawrence Miller:
  9. Thread: What is in a name ?

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    Re: What is in a name ?

    In the probable event that Billy Bragg hasn't become familiar to many Americans I thought you and your compatriots on ForumGarden might enjoy this. I even have the CD somewhere, still packed from the...
  10. Re: Personal use of ForumGarden's Administrator account

    We evidently have at least one member who's hep to the jive. Bravo, that man. Way cool, daddio.
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    Re: I just had an odd thought.

    Could I add a smidge to the thread, as a note for browsy people who happen upon it over the next few months and years? Winston Churchill had also carried a hand gun as a lieutenant when he rode with...
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    Re: I just had an odd thought.

    I can see this triggering electioneering headlines - "Rand Paul likened to Winston Churchill".
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    Re: I just had an odd thought.

    And as Home Secretary took pot-shots with a rifle at the anarchists holed up during the Siege of Sidney Street in 1911, despite which he was still appointed First Lord of the Admiralty later that...
  14. Re: Personal use of ForumGarden's Administrator account

    I can't think of any difference between that and "truncated" except one's showing-off and the other's communicating. Academics in particular are prone to the showing-off style, it's very annoying....
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    Re: I just had an odd thought.

    Far too many willful lies are told about people in the public eye.

    A reliable refutation of Churchill's alleged but unfounded alcoholism can be found at Drunk and Ugly: The Rumor Mill

    I can...
  16. Re: The criminal attack on the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo

    And yet Nation States abrogate to themselves exactly that right, and delegate it to their agents. My own belief is that the moral code applied to people should equally apply to Nation States, though...
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    I wonder what you think persuaded Christians to go on Crusade. They did write down their reasons at the time, some of them.

    You'd like a clue??
    The first known use of plenary indulgences was in...
  18. Re: The criminal attack on the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo

    The option not to bomb doesn't exist, then?

    Targeting, by the Overlord against the Underdog, in such utter disregard of the statistically inevitable consequences, is beyond merely shameful. It...
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    I suggest you pass that on to your bloody-handed President, the drone-pilots under his command are doing just that on a regular basis.
    [/quote]That is a bald-faced lie. No innocents are ever...
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    You're very consistent at flinging mud whenever you come into a thread like this with your extremist views. What I wrote in the opening post was "Obviously those who carried and used the rifles today...
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