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  1. Re: Spanish parliament rejects Catalan independence vote

    There's no need to gloat.



    Why is that funny or suspect in terms of its convenience? It stands to reason that no constituent part of a country can apply for EU membership whilst it's not...
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    Re: Yet ANOTHER Ft. Hood shooting

    Medical personnel still have to go through basic training, just like any other officer. They know how to fire a gun.

    I'm glad you agree with my other part about the problems with identifying the...
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    Re: Gay marriage legalised in England and Wales

    Children cannot make an informed decision to engage in sexual behaviour, an adult can.



    I never thought I would live to see the day - the origin of homosexuality has finally been revealed and...
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    Re: Yet ANOTHER Ft. Hood shooting

    There's a funny logical disconnect there, because Hassan was a Major, so he would have had even easier access to firearms under your proposal.

    Also, imagine the chaos that would take place if...
  5. Re: Circumcision, like Vaccines, the socially responsible choice says Mayo Clinic and Science

    That was a very one-sided article; it mentioned that the advantages of circumcision outweighed the disadvantages, went on the list the advantages, but didn't mention a single disadvantage of the...
  6. [MOVED TO VOTE] Re: [Award] Asterix's Loincloth for Leonidas the Lion (Gort000)

    Whilst Ishan's proposal was essentially self-evident, as he is ubiquitous and always ready with a friendly line/appropriate smiley etc., I don't think this proposal to be as evident at all and I...
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    [INVALID] Re: INDICTEMET OF THE ENNEMIES OF TWC

    I object. The Constitution makes no provision for this trial, or indeed much provision for anything.
    http://i.imgur.com/RgbW6m8.jpg
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    Re: Ukraine and Crimea development thread

    Shame the coup of 1991 put paid to all of that, because a second question was asked:

    "In the Ukrainian SSR, voters were also asked "Do you agree that Ukraine should be part of a Union of Soviet...
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    Re: How good is your internet connection?

    http://www.speedtest.net/result/3406636941.png

    Odd that my IP pointed it to Manchester when in fact I live nowhere near.
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    Re: Ukraine and Crimea development thread

    The average person doesn't vote that way.
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    Re: Ukraine and Crimea development thread

    I'm not sure how up to date you are with recent technology developments, Heathen Hammer, but USB keys can hold data, like videos and photographs which would be embarrassing if they got out....
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    Re: Ukraine and Crimea development thread

    Seeing as I deplore Putin's annexation of Crimea just as much as I do Israel's piecemeal dismantling of the West Bank, do I get to criticise Russia on this? Or am I not allowed because I live in the...
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    Re: History of British Gun Control

    The Dunblane massacre and its aftermath are considered to be the nails in the coffin of private British gun ownership. From then onwards, it would become very difficult to own a firearm unless you...
  14. Re: turkey false flag attack in syria

    You know something the rest of the world doesn't, do you?
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    Poll: Re: Scottish Independence Referendum is agreed: vote in 2014

    Why do you believe that Scotland will have to adopt the Euro? Because of Scotland's lack of a credible alternative, or do you believe that all newly acceding countries will be obliged to adopt it?
  16. Re: Flight MH370: plane could be used as cruise missile says McCaul

    There are lots of scenarios.
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    Re: Ukraine and Crimea development thread

    So where is everyone who was claiming that Russia wasn't trying to annex Crimea?
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    [VOTE FINISHED: FAILED] Re: [Amendment] Practical terms for Magistrates

    I don't see a pressing need to either provide stability to the Tribunal's process, as Genius's interpretation of the ToS is a good continuation of Soren's (no surprises there) and as far as I know I...
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    Re: Ukraine and Crimea development thread

    Has a turnout percentage even been established for the referendum to be regarded as legitimate? Because I know that a lot of Crimean residents boycotted the poll.
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    Re: [Election-VI-2014] Magistrate Debate Thread

    How many posts does it take for a "complete derailment"?
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    Sticky: Re: TWC Member Awards 2013: Nominations Thread

    Funniest member: Heinz Guderian
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    [VOTE FINISHED: PASSED: IMPLEMENTED] Re: [Medal] Darth Red for Novus

    He was always an outstanding colleague with an excellent work ethic. Support.
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    Re: Ukraine and Crimea development thread

    ...that's because China's official name needs the definite article to make grammatical sense, as it's the Republic of China belonging to The People, hence "the People's Republic of China".

    That's...
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    Re: Ukraine and Crimea development thread

    It's "The United Kingdom", because it's a kingdom that is united from four other countries, the only one in the world. "Ukraine" means "borderlands", so referring to them as "the borderlands" harkens...
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    Re: Ukraine and Crimea development thread

    Just a heads up, Lord of Nihilism, but using the definite article when referring to Ukraine is considered a little derogatory nowadays. And here's another article on it.
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    Re: Ukraine and Crimea development thread

    Hence the word "ultimately". You're arguing against an imagined position here: I never said that parliament were anti-Yanukovych from the start, but that they "ultimately" (exactly the word I used)...
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    Re: Ukraine and Crimea development thread

    Are we talking pre- or post-WW2? Perhaps we should consult Professor Guderian on this matter.



    He didn't say "it's correct to call Kharkiv Kharkov"; he said it was incorrect to call it Kharkiv....
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    Re: Ukraine and Crimea development thread

    You're right - I posted that when I was somewhere without ready access to the sequence of events, using my own memory, and it seems I was giving Russia and the secessionists too much credit.
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    Re: Ukraine and Crimea development thread

    That is not the same. The crowd in the Maidan rebelled against Yanukovich and called for his removal via the apparatus already in place to do so - i.e. impeachment, which the parliament ultimately...
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    Re: Ukraine and Crimea development thread

    He has to use this sort of rhetoric, though, so I don’t really find it surprising. You cannot have the leader of a government simply roll over and say “looks like Crimea belongs to someone else now”,...
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    Re: Ukraine and Crimea development thread

    It's funny that you're arguing from the position that Russian troops being there in the first place is absolutely fine, as long as they're not being brutal. You're already regarding Russia's invasion...
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    Sticky: Re: The Political Profile Thread

    I was curious to see if I had changed in the past couple of years since I last took the test and I have not.

    http://politicalcompass.org/facebook/pcgraphpng.php?ec=-7.00&soc=-6.62
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    Re: Ukraine and Crimea development thread

    Whilst I'm no fan of US foreign policy, the situation isn't really that comparable. Countries where the US has invaded in recent years have not been for the purposes of annexation and nor did they...
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    [VOTE FINISHED: PASSED: IMPLEMENTED] Re: [Amendment] Abolish CdeC

    I simply voted "yes" because it would be the most interesting thing to happen around here for a long time and also I think the Magistrates could use some extra duties to keep them out of trouble....
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    Poll: Re: Scottish Independence Referendum is agreed: vote in 2014

    Would you care to explain why that would be beneficial for:
    1) Scotland
    2) The EU
    Considering the UK is the 2nd largest net contributor to the EU, both in absolute terms and per capita, I doubt...
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    [VOTE FINISHED: PASSED: IMPLEMENTED] Re: [Amendment] Abolish CdeC

    Ah, my mistake. My problem with that section was that it was too vague, but I notice that the current Constitution uses the exact same wording. What is defined as a "Curia Rank"? Surely the Curator...
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    [VOTE FINISHED: PASSED: IMPLEMENTED] Re: [Amendment] Abolish CdeC

    That's my problem - from reading the various sections it gives me an idea as to what the Triumvirate is, but it doesn't actually say what it does i.e. it's the body that decides if people should...
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    [VOTE FINISHED: PASSED: IMPLEMENTED] Re: [Amendment] Abolish CdeC

    I think there needs to be a section of The Constitution which details exactly who makes up the Citizen's Triumvirate and what they are expected to do. I have gleaned from reading the reforms that the...
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    Re: Niall Ferguson's view of WWI

    Another very interesting interpretation of the First World War, focussing specifically on its causes and the diplomatic history of Europe from c.1850-1914 is The Sleepwalkers by Christopher Clark. As...
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    Re: What for people are the present english ?

    The Normans weren't French.
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