dgul

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    dgul got a reaction from UmBongo in Steve Coogan   
    Just to make it clear, he might well be a genius comic.
    But IMO he's done nothing to earn any respect for his political opinion.
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    dgul reacted to TheBlueCat in The 2ND GREAT BIG General Election thread   
    Caroline Flint gone, Tories win Don Valley.
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    dgul reacted to Stunley Andwin in The 2ND GREAT BIG General Election thread   
    UKIP won the 2014 European elections. Conservatives won in 2015 promising a referendum. Won the referendum. Conservatives won in 2017 promising Brexit. Brexit party won the 2019 European elections. Conservatives won the 2019 election promising Brexit. It is now 6-0 for Brexit. Will the filthy remainers finally give it up?
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    dgul got a reaction from wherebee in Steve Coogan   
    There are clear rational arguments both for and against Brexit.  For any voter this should then be a considered judgement about which side of the argument wins.  Sure, some people might be very much one way or the other, but nonetheless this should always be a considered judgement.
    If anyone simplifies the argument into 'I'm right, other people are ill-informed and ignorant', then this only shows that they're ill-informed and ignorant about the full nature/complexity of the Brexit/Bremain argument.
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    dgul got a reaction from Carl Fimble in Dr Suzannah Lipscombe   
    That's a nonsense argument.
    The nasty wars that we've had have either been directly because of very large collective groups of countries getting cross with other large collective groups of countries (eg WWI) or because a collection of countries had a dream of being (in charge of) a large collective group of countries (eg, WWII).  Beyond that there's also the case of a large collective group of countries thinks they might like a piece of a smaller country (plenty of examples).  
    To grant the EU a peace dividend is just like saying they're responsible for improving living conditions or animal welfare or something -- there has been an improvement (in things), and it has been while we've been a member of the EU, but it is just 'the way things have been over the last 50 years or so' -- there's no actual causation.
    The EU has its advantages, but being responsible for world peace isn't one of them.
    [Oh, and there's more to 'war' than invasions and bloody battles.  One of the nastier aspects of large-collective-groups-of-countries exerting control over others/minorities/nearby countries is through financial repression -- remind me again what the fear is about the UK leaving the EU?  About how actively the EU is trying to minimise disruption???  Or maybe they use language like 'the UK needs to understand there will be repercussions', even where there's no actual requirement for there to be repercussions (eg, European arrest warrant, etc)]
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    dgul got a reaction from gilf in The 2ND GREAT BIG General Election thread   
    I really hate all the talk of politicians about how sad they are for their community, or whatever.  They're absolutely wrong -- if a party loses a vote it is the community saying that they're fed up with them.  They should really be saying how sad they are that they'd been completely rubbish at meeting their community's needs over the previous several years.
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    dgul got a reaction from snaga in The 2ND GREAT BIG General Election thread   
    I really hate all the talk of politicians about how sad they are for their community, or whatever.  They're absolutely wrong -- if a party loses a vote it is the community saying that they're fed up with them.  They should really be saying how sad they are that they'd been completely rubbish at meeting their community's needs over the previous several years.
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    dgul got a reaction from whocares in The 2ND GREAT BIG General Election thread   
    I really hate all the talk of politicians about how sad they are for their community, or whatever.  They're absolutely wrong -- if a party loses a vote it is the community saying that they're fed up with them.  They should really be saying how sad they are that they'd been completely rubbish at meeting their community's needs over the previous several years.
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    dgul got a reaction from Hail the Tripod in The 2ND GREAT BIG General Election thread   
    I really hate all the talk of politicians about how sad they are for their community, or whatever.  They're absolutely wrong -- if a party loses a vote it is the community saying that they're fed up with them.  They should really be saying how sad they are that they'd been completely rubbish at meeting their community's needs over the previous several years.
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    dgul got a reaction from null; in The 2ND GREAT BIG General Election thread   
    I really hate all the talk of politicians about how sad they are for their community, or whatever.  They're absolutely wrong -- if a party loses a vote it is the community saying that they're fed up with them.  They should really be saying how sad they are that they'd been completely rubbish at meeting their community's needs over the previous several years.
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    dgul got a reaction from Byron in The 2ND GREAT BIG General Election thread   
    I really hate all the talk of politicians about how sad they are for their community, or whatever.  They're absolutely wrong -- if a party loses a vote it is the community saying that they're fed up with them.  They should really be saying how sad they are that they'd been completely rubbish at meeting their community's needs over the previous several years.
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    dgul got a reaction from LC1 in The 2ND GREAT BIG General Election thread   
    I really hate all the talk of politicians about how sad they are for their community, or whatever.  They're absolutely wrong -- if a party loses a vote it is the community saying that they're fed up with them.  They should really be saying how sad they are that they'd been completely rubbish at meeting their community's needs over the previous several years.
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    dgul reacted to XswampyX in The 2ND GREAT BIG General Election thread   
    He's poisoning his Alsatian as we speak.
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    dgul reacted to Reck B in The 2ND GREAT BIG General Election thread   
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    dgul reacted to OurDayWillCome in The 2ND GREAT BIG General Election thread   
    That’s his face when sat in the same room as his wife and her lovers.

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    dgul reacted to XswampyX in The 2ND GREAT BIG General Election thread   
    I don't understand it?
    It's not like Labour are a bunch of fucking idiots...
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    dgul got a reaction from Lipid in Steve Coogan   
    There are clear rational arguments both for and against Brexit.  For any voter this should then be a considered judgement about which side of the argument wins.  Sure, some people might be very much one way or the other, but nonetheless this should always be a considered judgement.
    If anyone simplifies the argument into 'I'm right, other people are ill-informed and ignorant', then this only shows that they're ill-informed and ignorant about the full nature/complexity of the Brexit/Bremain argument.
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    dgul reacted to Happy Renting in Wife defrauds husband out of 1 million pounds   
    She only wanted him for his tackle.
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    dgul reacted to MrPin in Wife defrauds husband out of 1 million pounds   
    It's a good advert for not having a wife or friends.
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    dgul reacted to MrPin in When can I put up a Christmas tree   
    They probably think you are dead?
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    dgul reacted to spunko in Red Wine   
    I've a (distant) family member who is a wine buyer for a large supermarket chain. Ticks all the wine snob stereotype boxes, on the rare occasions we meet I ask him what he recommends and he always says the same, look on the bottom shelf, but get the most expensive one. Apparently it means they have no marketing spend, so no markup to cover the costs, but because it's fairly highly priced it'll be "good quality".
    If you avoid Gallo you'll do okay.
    *I like Gallo, but it is just basically sugary syrup.
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    dgul got a reaction from LC1 in Red Wine   
    The trouble with wine is that:
    If they're not really knowledgeable about wine, the only choice is to get something 'famous', and for that you'll have to pay.  You can buy a really great wine that you know they'll love, but they'll still just say 'oh, that sounds nice, thanks' when you give it to them, and then they'll quaff it like some cheap plonk anyway.  For these you've got the Chateauneuf de Pape or a Brunello di Montalcino or something,  because then they'll know that you've been generous -- but they'll all be a bit more than your price range. Or, they are quite knowledgeable about wine, and no matter what you get them, and no matter how much you personally rate the wine you give them (or based on recommendations from others), it'll probably not be to their taste.  
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    dgul got a reaction from DTMark in The fear of jumping from balconies   
    Best get your partner to handcuff you to the bed every night, just in case.