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by skalpel
Thu May 25, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pavel's eBar
Replies: 90449
Views: 928022

Re: Pavel's eBar

Disagree. Being both saddened by the individual losses of lives and also wanting to keep up a discussion about the causes and prevention, talking fairly without arguing and keeping up a conversation, is how things can begin to change and we don't have to go through this over and over again. "r...
by skalpel
Thu May 25, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Message of Awe Thread
Replies: 5179
Views: 138169

Re: The Message of Awe Thread

The Sea Wolves and Escape to Athena are worth a watch. The Sea Wolves is loosely based on a few actual SOE missions. Greg Peck too, looks great cheers. The Man with the Golden Gun is probably my favourite Bond film of his. I've never seen a Bond film older than Timothy Dalton, so I might as well st...
by skalpel
Thu May 25, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Message of Awe Thread
Replies: 5179
Views: 138169

Re: The Message of Awe Thread

Mifune wrote:Roger Moore <awe>


I've never watched any of his films for some reason. Recommendations?

RIP too <rose>.
by skalpel
Thu May 25, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pavel's eBar
Replies: 90449
Views: 928022

Re: Pavel's eBar

It's absolutely devastating reading about the victims. The only comment I've read in the last few pages that actually matters right now tbh. Disagree. Being both saddened by the individual losses of lives and also wanting to keep up a discussion about the causes and prevention, talking fairly witho...
by skalpel
Wed May 24, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pavel's eBar
Replies: 90449
Views: 928022

Re: Pavel's eBar

Bgd editing the best part <fist> <roll>
by skalpel
Wed May 24, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pavel's eBar
Replies: 90449
Views: 928022

Re: Pavel's eBar

I'm not sure that was a good analogy... <laugh> <awe> I like it. Especially because chickens hatch out of eggs, much like the oppressive regimes based on the brutal imposition of Islamic jurisprudence hatched out of post-Ottoman ideology to unite the ummah into a single state. And the chicken that ...
by skalpel
Wed May 24, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pavel's eBar
Replies: 90449
Views: 928022

Re: Pavel's eBar

There has been oppressive, nationalistic regimes that have fuled this ideology of terror and violence and caused huge instability dating that far back though. Yeah. I'm not sure I follow your point. I'm saying an ideology is the root cause, you're saying that some governments who protect and suppor...
by skalpel
Wed May 24, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pavel's eBar
Replies: 90449
Views: 928022

Re: Pavel's eBar

Cal wrote:I thought this was an interesting read into one of the paths to radicalisation:

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/my-de-radicali ... sm-1613883


Bookmarked this to read later, it looks great. Have you read Ed Husain's memoir? Or Maajid Nawaz's?
by skalpel
Wed May 24, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pavel's eBar
Replies: 90449
Views: 928022

Re: Pavel's eBar

I said I thought the main causes came from the regimes (which we help back up). That is what has fueled the ideology and the oppression and violence. Just as shallow. The reasons for modern Islamic fundamentalism go back at least as far as WW1. You also need to ask the question why we don't experie...
by skalpel
Wed May 24, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pavel's eBar
Replies: 90449
Views: 928022

Re: Pavel's eBar

It wasn't too long ago that Britain had the same view as that. It would be helpful to see the same question asked to young Muslims specifically. I think that would give a better idea on whether integration is succeeding or not. This raises a couple of issues for me. Immigration from majority Islami...
by skalpel
Wed May 24, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pavel's eBar
Replies: 90449
Views: 928022

Re: Pavel's eBar

Yeah sure. ICM Polling: https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/apr/11/british-muslims-strong-sense-of-belonging-poll-homosexuality-sharia-law Wanting to punish people for being gay puts you squarely against liberal values and its fruits. Fair enough, has a similar study been done for other religi...
by skalpel
Wed May 24, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pavel's eBar
Replies: 90449
Views: 928022

Re: Pavel's eBar

Spot on. The moral relativism you see all over the place is absolutely infuriating. People have every right to judge a belief system as being worse than another, especially so when one is at least partially at fault for the murdering of innocent children whilst another suggests following the non-ag...
by skalpel
Wed May 24, 2017 8:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pavel's eBar
Replies: 90449
Views: 928022

Re: Pavel's eBar

Have you got a source for this? Yeah sure. ICM Polling: https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/apr/11/british-muslims-strong-sense-of-belonging-poll-homosexuality-sharia-law However, when asked to what extent they agreed or disagreed that homosexuality should be legal in Britain, 18% said they ag...
by skalpel
Wed May 24, 2017 8:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pavel's eBar
Replies: 90449
Views: 928022

Re: Pavel's eBar

I would be interested to know if that was the case. Muslim communities helped U.S. security officials to prevent nearly 2 out of every 5 Al-Qaeda plots threatening the United States since 9/11. https://www.mpac.org/assets/docs/publications/MPAC-Post-911-Terrorism-Data.pdf The problem is that radica...
by skalpel
Tue May 23, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pavel's eBar
Replies: 90449
Views: 928022

Re: Pavel's eBar

overseasTOON wrote: I guess he hadith nough of me and they stopped.


I'm not sura bout the standard of casual punning here. I'd join in but Medina's on the table.
by skalpel
Tue May 23, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Message of Awe Thread
Replies: 5179
Views: 138169

Re: The Message of Awe Thread

Tunnocks are underrated dunking biscuits. They drink tea like an industrial sponge.
by skalpel
Tue May 23, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pavel's eBar
Replies: 90449
Views: 928022

Re: Pavel's eBar

The good messages are like sweetcorn kernels in a turd. Twitter and Facebook are just awash with filth, it's like The Sun turned off it's spell-checker and went post-watershed. Depends who you follow. Mine aren't. This. I go on there just to read the latest comments from the general public and the ...
by skalpel
Tue May 23, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: General Election 2017
Replies: 279
Views: 3699

Re: General Election 2017

Hitting the City after Brexit (and with France just having elected a President who has vowed to slash corporation tax to an historic low and is capable of being persuaded to go even lower, and the EU ready to do whatever it takes to ease any moves to La Defense or the Bankenviertel) and then expect...
by skalpel
Tue May 23, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: General Election 2017
Replies: 279
Views: 3699

Re: General Election 2017

It shouldn't, tbh. I'm fairly enough described as a classic liberal with a splodge of democratic socialism here and there. But I'm also a realist and a pragmatist, and I know an unworkable manifesto when I see one. I also care about the competence of the cabinet and their views and values in genera...
by skalpel
Tue May 23, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: General Election 2017
Replies: 279
Views: 3699

Re: General Election 2017

My highest result was 51% <erk> <laugh>. It was Labour. That does surprise me <laugh> It shouldn't, tbh. I'm fairly enough described as a classic liberal with a splodge of democratic socialism here and there. But I'm also a realist and a pragmatist, and I know an unworkable manifesto when I see one...

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