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The News / Re: BREXIT
« Last post by Sir Rocis de Liver on September 22, 2017, 08:17:40 PM »
...and she went back on, yet again, all of her red lines.
eg now accepting the European Court of justice for cases involving EU migrants here.
She is weak and wish washy and totally inept.
Still, on the bright side, she’ll soon be ditched.
And bloody good riddance.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4909976/PM-accused-BETRAYING-Brexit-ahead-key-speech.html

The DM isn’t very pleased.
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The News / Re: Queen's WWIII Speech
« Last post by Sir Rocis de Liver on September 22, 2017, 08:13:30 PM »
Wrong.
Most local Authorities had a corps with paid full time officers and admin staff, apart from evening volunteers.
Rather more than just a ‘leaflet through your front door’
My grandfather was a paid deputy chief.
With quite a number of paid staff.
Multiply that by the number of local councils.


https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Civil_Defence_Corps
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The News / Re: Queen's WWIII Speech
« Last post by Je on September 22, 2017, 07:50:49 PM »
Quite.
Billions was wasted on the Civil Defence.

They spent hardly any money at all on civil defence - that's the point. You would have got a leaflet pushed through your door telling you to hide under the stairs and not to flee your home, however likely a target, because that would interfere with the military defence (of the Queen).

If they cared about you they would have spent the defense budget on civil defence like the Swiss.
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Entertainment / Re: How many cult movies have you seen?
« Last post by bababarararacucucudadada on September 22, 2017, 07:12:44 PM »
32.

I have several of them on DVD that I always have meant to get around to watching though.
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Entertainment / Re: How many cult movies have you seen?
« Last post by barky on September 22, 2017, 05:53:40 PM »
49
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Entertainment / Re: How many cult movies have you seen?
« Last post by New World on September 22, 2017, 05:42:10 PM »
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Entertainment / How many cult movies have you seen?
« Last post by Q13.1 on September 22, 2017, 05:20:29 PM »
http://www.listchallenges.com/100-of-the-best-cult-films

I scored 46 but there were some movies that should have been listed. Dark Star, Naked Lunch......
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The News / Re: Queen's WWIII Speech
« Last post by New World on September 22, 2017, 05:08:49 PM »
Quite.
Billions was wasted on the Civil Defence.
Pointless.
Stupid bloody uniforms, and an excuse for local bigwigs to preen and take part in parades.
And the deferential public fell for it.

I think much of the public were wise to the futility of it all, by the 70's and 80's. The simple fact of the matter is that to provide proper shelter for a population of over 55 million as it was then, would have bankrupted the country. We were still essentially broke and in debt to the US after WWII, and on such a small and densely populated islan with so many targets, the shelters would have to be deep subteranean, and that was never going to happen, hence the futile Protect & Survive programme advising people to sheler uner tables and lean to door arrangements, reinforced with bags of sand or soil, which many households didn't have access to anyway.

The best place to be in an all out attack is ground zero.

As for North Korea, I would say war on the peninsula is 'probable' if things keep going the way they are, but the use of nukes would by no means be inevitable. This is dependent on whether KJU decides to conduct an airburst over the Pacific, which some analysts beliee may be his next move. If he does, then that could lead to an preemptive nuclear strike by the US, and we'd be in unprecedente territory.
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The News / Re: BREXIT
« Last post by barky on September 22, 2017, 04:00:29 PM »
the xenophobic trash woman was speaking in Florence today .... added nothing we didn't already know, spouted a few lies .... & now expects EU leaders to take UK more seriously ... crazy, delusional Theresa
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The News / Re: Queen's WWIII Speech
« Last post by Sir Rocis de Liver on September 22, 2017, 03:58:14 PM »
Quite.
Billions was wasted on the Civil Defence.
Pointless.
Stupid bloody uniforms, and an excuse for local bigwigs to preen and take part in parades.
And the deferential public fell for it.
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