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    Re: The observation and asides thread

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    Hmmmm.....the word "cult" . I've been a part of both the Catholic church and the Jw's and to be honest, the Catholic church is (if you want to call it as a cult) is far more cultish than the Jw's. And I've known many of both religions. Jw's live within the world but not part of it. but when you think about it. if you thought a particular area of society wasn't to your taste you'd seperate yourself from it as well. And they put up with a lot. It's a form of bullying really to suggest a label and sum a person. religion. race with one word. And then say that's the whole story. I don't know. If I was to choose I'd much prefer a human who has the tendency to reject harming others and gains nothing from it than follow somone who who has an agenda to protect.
    You know, if it weren't for the staggering extent of sexual abuse which goes hand in hand with religious leadership in both Roman and JW congregations, I'd be a bit less critical of their reason for existence.

    I have no doubt there's nothing cowardly about the refusal to accept military conscription, or even transfusions, but there's a fundamental idiocy about believing in any external spiritual authority which has to be obeyed. That's just hocus pocus mind control on the part of the elders, and if the Russians choose to persecute that then I've no objection at all.
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    I set out from Bristol 20 hours ago to get to Penzance by train, and I'm now just approaching Exeter which is meant to be a one hour leg. Nobody in this country could organize a piss-up in a brewery, all we have is employment for the sake of employment and very few people actually doing any useful work - certainly not if they have anything to do with the railways.

    We had a strong wind, apparently. Some fool left a tree too close to an overhead line. A bunch more fools took hours too long to correct the initial error. No trains leaving Bristol got any passengers at all into Cornwall for the whole of yesterday, I'm told.

    What I want is a matter transporter gate at every bus-stop in the country, and I want it this year, and I want it cheaper than the current misbegotten public transport system which operates in failure mode far too often. Nobody in Victorian England would have tolerated this degree of incompetence.
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    In the US, soldiers of the past would go to war and die for God and Country. Today it's different for the most part. Today it's a team-styled chant of 'USA! USA! USA!'

    Not that any of that should be surprising because our military indoctrination masters began to note decades ago the decline of religion and so they began to mix sports with the religion as a failsafe. Since the 80's they've gone pedal to the medal with gender as well. So many of today's superheroes, dogooders, and villains in movies and books are female. That has been their response to feminism.
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    Re: The observation and asides thread

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    I set out from Bristol 20 hours ago to get to Penzance by train, and I'm now just approaching Exeter which is meant to be a one hour leg. Nobody in this country could organize a piss-up in a brewery, all we have is employment for the sake of employment and very few people actually doing any useful work - certainly not if they have anything to do with the railways.

    We had a strong wind, apparently. Some fool left a tree too close to an overhead line. A bunch more fools took hours too long to correct the initial error. No trains leaving Bristol got any passengers at all into Cornwall for the whole of yesterday, I'm told.

    What I want is a matter transporter gate at every bus-stop in the country, and I want it this year, and I want it cheaper than the current misbegotten public transport system which operates in failure mode far too often. Nobody in Victorian England would have tolerated this degree of incompetence.
    I assumed no trains were getting past the coast at Dawlish, I assume winds were too high to allow trains onto the bridge crossing the Tamar? what was the reason for nothing to be running in Cornwall at all? Why couldn't they run buses out of Plymouth to Saltash and run the train from there?

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    I will add, it has been bloody rough! The wind has been relentless and the rain at times was biblical. The thunder and lightning was so close this morning it tripped all my electrics and caused a whole cafe of people to jump out of their skins.

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    Re: The observation and asides thread

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    I set out from Bristol 20 hours ago to get to Penzance by train, and I'm now just approaching Exeter which is meant to be a one hour leg. Nobody in this country could organize a piss-up in a brewery, all we have is employment for the sake of employment and very few people actually doing any useful work - certainly not if they have anything to do with the railways.

    We had a strong wind, apparently. Some fool left a tree too close to an overhead line. A bunch more fools took hours too long to correct the initial error. No trains leaving Bristol got any passengers at all into Cornwall for the whole of yesterday, I'm told.

    What I want is a matter transporter gate at every bus-stop in the country, and I want it this year, and I want it cheaper than the current misbegotten public transport system which operates in failure mode far too often. Nobody in Victorian England would have tolerated this degree of incompetence.
    Ha, in last twelve months we've had all trains stop because it's too hot, meaning the tracks were buckling.
    We had trains stop because the tracks were too slippery during and after rain....I kid you not.

    My suggestion, the reason being, we've been making our train wheels and tracks from chinese steel. (but apparently I'm not allowed to say that)

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    Re: The observation and asides thread

    Well, we have been having blizzard conditions for the last week, and the only highway across the state is being regularly shutdown due to either Avalanches, or Avalanch Mitigation activities by the DOT.
    Meanwhile, another part of the State is reporting Drought conditions due to the lack of precipitation.

    Good thing Trump has assured us that Climate Change is a hoax.
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    what was the reason for nothing to be running in Cornwall at all?
    Among other things, the county lost signalling yesterday because of the storm so nothing could move West of Plymouth.
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    Re: The observation and asides thread

    The BBC has a news item about a lying scoundrel called "Conservative MP and former Environment Secretary Owen Paterson", whoever that might be.

    Claim: UK fishermen were "throwing back a million tonnes of fish dead" every year because of the EU's Common Fisheries Policy (CFP), according to Conservative MP Owen Paterson.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-51415240
    So, here we go. Numbers. UK government statistics, the latest I can find, https://www.gov.uk/government/news/f...tics-published

    UK vessels landed 724 thousand tonnes of sea fish into the UK and abroad during 2017.

    (and UK fleet landings abroad rose to 290 thousand tonnes so therefore, out of interest but irrelevantly, UK fleet landings in the UK amounted to 434 thousand tonnes).

    100000/1724%? I think that's right?

    So, of all the fish caught by UK fishermen, 58% are thrown back into the sea dead before the ship docks, being "unwanted or undersized"?

    Absolute utter claptrap, Mr Patterson. Go and boil your head, you're a disgrace to your calling.

    By all means show me an alternative improved source for the size of the UK fleet's catch, someone.
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