Latest posts by KT53

What have you lost?

Posted: 11/11/2016 at 08:12

My wife thought she had lost a poppy brooch last week when we were away on holiday.  We were packing up to come back home, it was a beautiful sunny morning.  She pulled the curtains open and, out of the corner of her eye, saw something sparkle from under a low coffee table.  It was the brooch.  If it had been a bit less sunny, or she had stood in a slightly different position, it wouldn't have been found.

Well, he won but.....

Posted: 10/11/2016 at 20:03
raisingirl says:

P.S. Hilary got more votes

Yay for democracy

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 Sure they have what to us is a strange system with the electoral college, but over here a political party can get several million votes and end up with no seats in parliament.  I don't think we are in any position to preach about democracy!

Even if Hillary had won she would have had the same problems Obama faced with both the Senate and Congress having more Republicans than Democrats, and voting down bills all the time.

Well, he won but.....

Posted: 10/11/2016 at 15:54

The fact that many people seem incapable of accepting a result other than the one they want is a worrying development. 

Well, he won but.....

Posted: 10/11/2016 at 13:55
Palaisglide says:

Brexit was the same kind of vote, North versus South, why? The very same reasons Mr Trump got in, neglect and run down of a once prosperous industrial area with nothing to replace its loss.


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 Brexit was far from being a North versus South vote.  This from the BBC News site "Seven of the 10 areas with the highest share of the vote for Remain were in London, including Lambeth, Hackney and Haringey, all of which polled over 75% to stay in the European Union."

It would be far more accurate to say it was London versus the rest of England and Wales.  The breakdown by region shows that London was the only one with a majority in favour of remaining in the EU.

Although there are certain reasons in common for the two results, it's over simplistic to claim that both happened for the same reasons.  Many who voted for Brexit did so because they are sick of unelected officials in Brussels dictating UK law.  They wanted the UK to have full control over what happens in these islands.

Donald or hillary?

Posted: 10/11/2016 at 09:02
Posy says:

I am disappointed that we can't seem to discuss politics on this site without sniping at each other.

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 On all discussion boards you will find those who wilfully misinterpret the words of others in order to be offended / shocked / disgusted. There are also those who deliberately post comments in the hope that a certain interpretation will be put on them, and will then feign innocence when precisely that interpretation is made.

There is always the risk of comments being accidentally taken the wrong way when all we have is the written word, without all the other elements of a face to face conversation.

Well, he won but.....

Posted: 10/11/2016 at 08:56

I think the vote for Trump had much the same root as our vote for Brexit.  People are sick of politicians who are seen as self serving, ignoring the interests of the general population and treating everybody as if they are incapable of making reasoned decisions.

Although Trump isn't a poltician in the usual sense of the word, all those around him most certainly are.  Trump won't be free to do what he wants, when he wants.  He's the visible face of the Republican party, but potentially little more than a mouthpiece.  The political elite aren't going to allow him to screw things up for them for the future.  Just look at all the claims and pledges made be previous leaders in the USA and UK, compare that with what actually happened and see if you can find any match!

The effect of Trump in the White House will potentially be the more dramatic of the two events, but there's nothing we can to except go along for the ride.

Cat mess and veg patch!

Posted: 09/11/2016 at 12:58

Interesting to learn that Dove.  Even more reason cat owners should keep them in their own gardens!

Cat mess and veg patch!

Posted: 09/11/2016 at 11:48

I would have thought that the muck will have broken down in the soil by now.  I wouldn't expect it cause any problem in using the area as a veg patch.

Donald or hillary?

Posted: 09/11/2016 at 08:00

Interesting times ahead!

Donald or hillary?

Posted: 07/11/2016 at 14:20
aym280 says:

Calm down, Verdun. I am only putting out facts.  I am talking about what Putin did to help out the baddie Assad.. 

Last edited: 07 November 2016 08:01:29

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 Assad may have been the baddy in Western eyes by the time Putin rode onto the scene, but Assad, just like Saddam, Ghadaffi and many others had been flavour of the month in the West in their time too.

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