"I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it" - Evelyn Beatrice Hall, in the book 'The Friends of Voltaire'

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Spudman619
Spudman619 Jan 25 2014, 3:46pm says:

It depends really. If the protest is about something worthwhile, as those in the Ukraine and Turkey are, then it is more reasonable for them to increase in scale. Personally, I support the Ukrainian and Turkish protesters for reasons that I could write about for hours but shan't. Violence is not always right, but it sure as heck is expedient.

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Spudman619
Spudman619 Jan 23 2014, 3:54pm says:

Personally, I'd like it banned in all public places. If someone wants to smoke and increase their chance of getting cancer, then that's fine. But do it in your own home, I don't want your second hand smoke damaging my health or the health of my friends and family. I always hate it when people who smoke near exits and entrances because its damn near unavoidable to inhale their smoke in those cases, as it is at the entrance to my school.

+3 votes     media: Should we completely ban smoking in public?
Spudman619
Spudman619 Jan 23 2014, 3:49pm replied:

The only thing Eskom should pay is a psychiatric hospital to take that man in.

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Spudman619
Spudman619 Jan 23 2014, 3:46pm replied:

An arrow to the knee being Nordic slang for getting married.

The more you know.

+4 votes     media: Skyrim Guard
Spudman619
Spudman619 Jan 22 2014, 3:34pm replied: +1 vote     media: Conspiracy Theories
Spudman619
Spudman619 Jan 21 2014, 4:22pm replied:

Check out this guy:

Davidicke.com

Advocate of reptilian shape shifting royal families that rule the world. However, he does show symptoms of schizophrenia so he might be excused...

+1 vote     media: Conspiracy Theories
Spudman619
Spudman619 Jan 20 2014, 7:12pm replied:

I agree with you on this. Also, slightly related, I read somewhere that an advocate of a 9/11 conspiracy mysteriously tripped over and was assisted by several firemen only to trip again and smash his face on a curb. Poor guy, he was lucky that the emergency services were there to help *wink, wink, nudge, nudge*

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Spudman619
Spudman619 Jan 20 2014, 3:28pm replied:

Last Thursday there was an after school Q&A called "GRILL* A CHRISTIAN". I asked them a question about being good regardless of religion and managed to get them to debate each other rather than the audience for the last 50 minutes. I think that goes to show the incompatibility of Evangelical Roman Catholicism, the Anglican Church and Methodist Christians alone, never mind the many more branches out there.

*Grill is British slang for interrogate

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Spudman619
Spudman619 Jan 19 2014, 5:10pm replied:

If the NSA can truly watch you, whether American or not, through cameras on mobile phones, then they've seen me fap an awful lot. What a high turnover rate that job must have.

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Spudman619
Spudman619 Jan 19 2014, 5:07pm says:

This should be followed with "Your fossils/foods are biased!"

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Spudman619
Spudman619 Jan 19 2014, 5:05pm replied:

This is in the UK. The threats gays and a lack of God pose are more natural in nature, if you excuse the goddamned lack of synonyms present in my head for the word nature.

But yeah, apparently the all powerful God must obey human secular laws regarding religion in the USA. Funny that.

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Spudman619
Spudman619 Jan 18 2014, 6:30pm says:

*Sudden realisation*
What if the Bible is just the most elaborate cover story for an affair in the world?

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Spudman619
Spudman619 Jan 18 2014, 6:28pm says:

Oh terrorism, how you've handed liberty and freedom over to the governments of our world on a silver platter. They just haven't managed to eat all of it yet.

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Spudman619
Spudman619 Jan 18 2014, 6:27pm says:

I dunno, lol.

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Spudman619
Spudman619 Jan 18 2014, 4:26pm says:

In the virtual world; I dislike censorship in general. Freedom of speech exists for a reason. However there are some cases in which censorship, in my opinion, is okay. Say, the removal of a site that actively recruits terrorists or to display and share child porn. You know, obviously asshat things. Of course, by this I don't mean shut down a site because one or two people do this, I mean those sites which are created for the sole purpose of these.

In the physical world; I don't believe in any kind of censorship. If some giant pile of faecal matter wants to spout racism, idiotic ideas or try to incite a riot then let them because there will be someone who is equally opinionated in the opposite direction who will counter them. Of course, complete free speech would also make the general public aware as to how many twits exist in the world as they don't have to hide their opinion.

Kind of hard to fit my opinions here but I've done my best.

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Spudman619
Spudman619 Jan 17 2014, 6:57pm replied:

Also out of curiosity, where about in Europe did you live if you don't mind my asking?

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Spudman619
Spudman619 Jan 17 2014, 6:54pm replied:

I have no quibbles with what you've said save for the what happens in Europe doesn't affect America. It does. European nations are the US's staunchest allies. For example, in Iraq: Round 2, nations involved in the war from Europe include everyone from the UK and Italy to Estonia and Hungary. The second biggest contributor to said war was the UK with 46,000 troops. The US sent 165,000 roughly at peak. If these European countries did not contribute to Iraq, the US would likely have had to contribute more troops to this conflict leading to a bigger cost on its part. Not to mention the fact that, the last time I checked, only France was willing to trawl into Syria with the US, knocking out the additional European soldiers that were present in Iraq, as well as the blue water navy of the UK.

To factor economics into this, the US invests about three times more into EU nations than it does into all of Asia while the EU nations invest several times more into the US than they do into India and China combined. If, for whatever improbable reason, the USA and European nations become enemies politically or militarily, that's a lot of investment that's at risk of being wasted. Generally the two continents are inter-reliant on each other; the USA has massive military and economic power while Europe is the ally that ensures, so long as the politics is right, that America has the extra manpower, money and political support to drop large mounds of faeces on evil dictators or terrorists around the world and do so without major opposition from modern nations. The best example of this would be the Cold War, Europe was the equivalent of a 'swing state' if Western Europe were pro USSR, bearing in mind their international relations in the form of overseas territories and the Commonwealth of nations (a sorely underused political force), then it is more likely that the USSR would come out on top as world superpower.

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Spudman619
Spudman619 Jan 17 2014, 2:46pm replied:

A total of about four. Killed by the PIDE; the secret police, not by the revolutionaries. Still, its technically bloodshed so I'll grant you that.

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Spudman619
Spudman619 Jan 17 2014, 2:03pm replied:

I should add, the USA most certainly does not deserve the terror attacks from militant muslims just as Britain did not deserve the 7/7 bombing, Lee Rigby most certainly did not deserve the cowardly attack he suffered, Denmark did not deserve the attempts to sabotage its economy after an image of muhammad was drawn and published and the Indians didn't deserve to have bombs placed under vehicles in Orissa intending to blow up police officers.

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Spudman619
Spudman619 Jan 17 2014, 1:48pm says:

My history teacher was in New York and was asked by a waiter, once he realised he was British, 'Well, d'you want us in or out buddy?'. We had a discussion as a group in class, only 3 of us including my teacher, and we decided that we'd sooner have the USA involving itself and leading to positive change through unrefined means (see the removal of dictator Saddam Hussein; it was positive but involved the false WMD Iraq, or Afghanistan; some good work is being done but the people we're leaving in control of the country are unpopular dirtbags). Anyhow, my personal dislike for the United States is the relative lack of education of the people there. I have been to the US, more specifically New York. I was asked by several people where I was from due to my rather unusual (or sexy) refined English accent. Anyhow, most of the comments were rather silly. Things like "Why don't you just invade France and finish the rivalry once and for all?", "What's it like having a Queen rule the country instead of a proper government?" and probably the golden one; "Why don't you let Scotland be independent? I mean, they practically are already!"

This sort of lack of aware of other nations and their politics grates on me. I make it my job to know about Europe. I can name every country in it, west to east and their capitals. On top of that, I am aware of American politics and can name a fair number of states. I also know about American history as well as European. While most Americans on here act civilly and are intelligent, there are plenty who believe the USA can do no wrong and has shouldered every burden alone throughout history. That's why I have a slight distaste for the USA.

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Spudman619
Spudman619 Jan 15 2014, 7:39pm says:

"So, how do we get out of this without glorious leader finding out? I don't know about you, but I like my head being attached to my body."

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Spudman619
Spudman619 Jan 15 2014, 7:26pm replied:

I couldn't give two hoots about religious imagery in public places. As long as its not funded by the government of course. Just as I wouldn't want my tax-pounds to purchase a statue of any cult or pseudo-religion. If the statue has private funding and permission to be constructed then fair enough. Of course, if its ridiculous like a carved limestone statue of Jesus with a massive dong poking the Flying Spaghetti Monster in the face with it, then I'll have to protest.

+1 vote     media: Satanic statue in Oklahoma
Spudman619
Spudman619 Jan 15 2014, 4:51pm replied:

Hear, hear

+1 vote     media: How did existence and the universe come to be?
Spudman619
Spudman619 Jan 15 2014, 4:47pm replied:

DOWN WITH GDI!

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Spudman619
Spudman619 Jan 15 2014, 4:45pm says:

Trust in He for he whom controls He, controls the world.

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Spudman619
Spudman619 Jan 14 2014, 4:43pm replied:

Delete the descry_geography_new files in the third age data folder

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Spudman619
Spudman619 Jan 14 2014, 4:35pm replied:

Thomas. Thomas the Tank.

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Spudman619
Spudman619 Jan 12 2014, 11:58am says:

The Atheist's view on life should be more 'Hey, I'm alive. I don't think there's a God. I'm going to live my life as I want as best as I can. Without being a c*nt and while obeying my nation's laws. Basically like every other motherf**ker but without God or religion. Sound.'

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Spudman619
Spudman619 Jan 12 2014, 11:52am replied:

Well we're thinking responding with 'Grill with Atheists' where we teach people how to correctly barbeque babies.

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Spudman619
Spudman619 Jan 9 2014, 7:10pm says:

There is a 'Grill* a Christian' after school activity next Thursday. Should be tasty.

*note to non Brits; Grill is slang for question or interrogate

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