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Re: The UK thread

Postby ed » Sun Feb 25, 2018 5:00 pm

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Re: The UK thread

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Sun Feb 25, 2018 5:19 pm

I see time has treated her better than him.
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Re: The UK thread

Postby Witness » Mon Feb 26, 2018 12:37 am

Abdul Alhazred wrote:I see time has treated her better than him.
Hmmm, not so sure about that. As one of my friends once said, "Women turn vinegar, for men it's sad old clown." :mrgreen:

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Re: The UK thread

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Mon Feb 26, 2018 12:59 am

Witness wrote:
Abdul Alhazred wrote:I see time has treated her better than him.
Hmmm, not so sure about that. As one of my friends once said, "Women turn vinegar, for men it's sad old clown." :mrgreen:


True in this case too, but there is also the question of how intensely.

Of course Charlie was a sad young clown back in the day, so maybe it's not time that has been unkind.

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Re: The UK thread

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Re: The UK thread

Postby Witness » Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:36 am

The Independent wrote:UK world's largest producer of legal cannabis, finds UN body

Ninety five tonnes of marijuana was produced in the UK in 2016 for medicinal and scientific use, accounting for 44.9 per cent of the world total, its International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) found.

The UK is also the largest exporter of the drug, with 2.1 tonnes exported in 2016 – roughly 70 per cent of the world’s total, the report stated.

Recreational use of cannabis is illegal in the UK, but in recent years, there has been a growing interest in its using it for medicinal purposes.

A number of advocacy groups have called on the government to allow it to be used in treatments.

Drug policy reform group, Transform, criticised the government for being a mass producer while “consistently refusing to allow medical cannabis in the UK on the basis that it has ‘no therapeutic value’”.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/cannabis-legal-uk-worlds-largest-producer-marijuana-weed-un-body-findings-a8243921.html

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Re: The UK thread

Postby sparks » Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:29 am

While it may not cure anything, it certainly assists in enduring others.
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Re: The UK thread

Postby Witness » Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:55 am

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Yay Brexit! :mrgreen:

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Re: The UK thread

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:26 am

It's not about the money. :wink:

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Re: The UK thread

Postby asthmatic camel » Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:39 am

Incidentally, you see how "Welfare" tops the list, with "State Pensions" coming in at No. 3? This is a highly misleading interpretation of reality by a government determined to paint benefit claimants as sponging, workshy malingerers. Back in the real world, well over a third of "Welfare" spending goes on government employee pensions: not what I'd call "welfare". The proportion spent on unemployment benefits is actually tiny, not that you'd think so if you listened to government propaganda...

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Re: The UK thread

Postby Doctor X » Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:52 am

What?

You expect your government to work for their pay?




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Re: The UK thread

Postby asthmatic camel » Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:28 am

I don't expect the government to work for its pay, (and extremely generous pensions.) Government employees, however, our doctors, nurses, teachers, armed forces, police, paramedics etc. work extremely hard for relatively low wages and for the benefit of all. Rewarding them with a fairly modest pension after what can now be fifty one years service is hardly unreasonable, is it?
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Re: The UK thread

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Re: The UK thread

Postby Giz » Sun Mar 11, 2018 4:34 am

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We provided more countries with independence days than any other, and it’s still not enough. Ungrateful world. Sad!

http://www.livememe.com/1gsc5kx/good-gu ... countries/

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Re: The UK thread

Postby Grammatron » Sun Mar 11, 2018 7:29 am

Maybe we should bring some freedoms back to UK.

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Postby Witness » Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:53 pm

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Re: The UK thread

Postby Giz » Sun Mar 11, 2018 6:16 pm

Witness wrote:Image

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Where do they think the hot air that drives their turbines comes from?

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Re: The UK thread

Postby Witness » Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:25 pm

Giz wrote:Where do they think the hot air that drives their turbines comes from?
It's good that I read this during an intermission in my drinking, or I would have soiled screen & keyboard.

Have a :figamagee:

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Re: The UK thread

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:53 pm

Grammatron wrote:Maybe we should bring some freedoms back to UK.

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Looks like there's a lot of push back from this Tweet.

https://twitter.com/search?f=tweets&ver ... erGlasgPol

So the law may suck, but there's still some sort of freedom of speech with folks denouncing the cops on their own Twitter stream.
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Re: The UK thread

Postby gnome » Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:51 pm

An odd version of it.

"I" usually stands for "Inspiring" in that slogan.
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