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Random Banter / Re: How are you feeling?
« Last post by New World on September 22, 2017, 02:58:09 PM »
PROUD

Day 7 and still 0 fags .. I am going to do this!  8)

Well done! Hang on in there!
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The News / Re: Queen's WWIII Speech
« Last post by New World on September 22, 2017, 01:33:10 PM »
I'm inclined to think that if we did ever face a nuclear attack, they wouldn't give it the drum roll they had clearly intended to, years ago.

There was never any real value in our feeble civil defence programme, and sadly the more people who survive, the more mouths there would be to feed with scarce resources, not to mention the complex medical needs that would be required to support survivors. You can watch a Panorama from 1980 on You Tube called 'If the bomb drops' There you can hear the experts explain why our civil defence programme was pointless. One talks of how there were, at the time, around 200 known strategic targets in the UK, but over 400 weapons could be assigned to them; the enemy assuming that some of their warheads wouldn't detonate successfully. With this in mind, no part of the UK could have been considered safe.

In todays world, the nuclear threat may be different, and could come in the form of terrorism in which case there'd be no four minute warnings, Queens speeches, Protect and Survive pamphlets anyway. Or, perhaps only a small one off strike from a rogue state. If war were to break out on the Korean peninsula, and turned nuclear and China and Russia stayed out of it, then the risk would be purely from the global fall out and the inevitable massive market collapse that would ensue, not to mention mass civil unrest across the world and a horrendous refugee crisis.

However, if it got to the point where Trump decided that a pre-emptive strike was appropriate, then I suspect Russia and China are not merely going to sit back and enjoy the fireworks exploding on their doorstep. Less cool heads in Moscow and Beijing may worry they are next, now that the Pandora's box has been opened, and respond accordingly.
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The News / Re: Parson's Green
« Last post by tequila_nic on September 22, 2017, 09:23:01 AM »
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The News / Re: Parson's Green
« Last post by New World on September 22, 2017, 06:39:16 AM »
a significant amount of footage shown for that kind of news event is faked .... maybe to prevent complaints by those actually being affected being further traumatised & court cases following? ... oh  and also for propaganda reasons

Is it?

I remember claims that the famous pic of the guy with his head all bandaged up on 7/7 was was fake, and that he was an actor taking part in a drill at one of the stations that was coincidentally actually attacked. Possibly part of the anti terror drill being run on that day by Visor Consultants, whose head said in an interview on 5Live later that day the drill they were running imagined attacks at percisely the same tube stations that were actually attacked. I always thought that was a bit 'odd'
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The News / Re: Parson's Green
« Last post by barky on September 21, 2017, 08:56:19 PM »
Apparently it was a all a hoax...  :ninja: With actors and shit.

Read it on the internets.
a significant amount of footage shown for that kind of news event is faked .... maybe to prevent complaints by those actually being affected being further traumatised & court cases following? ... oh  and also for propaganda reasons
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The News / Re: Parson's Green
« Last post by New World on September 21, 2017, 06:08:57 PM »
Apparently it was a all a hoax...  :ninja: With actors and shit.

Read it on the internets.
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The News / Re: Parson's Green
« Last post by Sir Rocis de Liver on September 21, 2017, 03:27:07 PM »
The Greens
Without doubt.
Iím sure Caroline Lucas has said as much.
She can afford to.
She can, in fact, promise the moon.
They are so quarrelsome as a Party, they have a joint Leadership.
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The News / Re: Parson's Green
« Last post by tequila_nic on September 21, 2017, 01:19:19 PM »
Pity the trade unionists who actually make the military hardware we export to the Saudis, donít take a moral stand and go on strike about it.
Silly me, I always thought Labour was strong on ethical issues.

as long as the dues are paid they won't make a stand or if Comrade Corbyn has chance more probable he'll stop selling to Saudi and Sell to Iran instead :)

But one question is why should they when they represent workers in this country.

But tell me which party would have the balls (and it would take balls) to actually do something about the arms industry in this country, given the number of Jobs this provides.

Nic

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The News / Re: Parson's Green
« Last post by Sir Rocis de Liver on September 21, 2017, 10:55:44 AM »
Pity the trade unionists who actually make the military hardware we export to the Saudis, donít take a moral stand and go on strike about it.
Silly me, I always thought Labour was strong on ethical issues.
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The News / Re: Parson's Green
« Last post by New World on September 21, 2017, 10:39:32 AM »
Expect more of this, sad consequences of the media age where youth can be groomed and radicalised in their own homes from halfway across the world. The fact that our foriegn policy reeks of hypocrisy doesn't help. We won't make a principled stand against Saudi when £££££££££s are concerned, so we make our own beds

Indeed, and we'd be less susceptable to attacks if we stopped propping up nations that host, fund and arm terrorist groups.
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