RE: My Lai Massacre — 50 years ago today

It's still happening, Gal.

The first drone attack authorised by Trump after coming into office killed 23 civilians, including 10 children under the age of 12.

President Trump described the attack as a 'win'.

The drone assassination programme was started by Obama, but has been ramped up by Trump. Thousands of people have been murdered, targets being selected using a faulty computer algorithm. 80% of the men, women and children killed have never been named.

Countries aren't supposed to have souls, but the same does not apply to those in power.

RE: A Thread for the Gentlemen

Y'know, I've really warmed to you of late, Let_us.

You were a damned good sport when we were ribbing you the other day and either you've pulled back a bit on your enthusiastic punctuation, or my poor old, dyslexic eyeballs are getting used to it.

I've read more of your posts and, whilst I don't agree with everything you say, you've pulled some real gems out of the hat.

The trouble is, I'm neither a girl, nor a guy (is that a man guy, or a gender neutral guy?) and I'm a bit confused about who you would like to contribute to your thread.

RE: Is flirting seen as a negative quality??

Flirting is a way of expressing warmth towards other human beings (and for Brits, the dog, the cat, the budgie, etc.)

It's not the same as s*xual harassment which is about taking something which is not yours to take.

Please don't stop flirting, DeeDee. Please don't stop expressing warmth towards the people you warm to. It brings smiles to more people than you realise and we all get to bask in the warmth...if we choose to.

It's a simple thing, really.

RE: 3 Wishes

Try pronging them and holding them over a naked flame.

RE: Bi- s*xual

I'm not sure a tail whip between my chubby cheeks will leave anything intact.

RE: 3 Wishes

You're due on?

That explains a lot.

RE: Bi- s*xual

Bang goes my dominatrix image...

RE: 3 Wishes

I could, but they're a bit sore today, John.

RE: Bi- s*xual

WHOOOMPH!

Golly, it turns out love is puffed up, after all.

RE: 3 Wishes

Not really, John.

The menopause causes a fair amount of inflation for free.

RE: Bi- s*xual

I like the way you think, my little sugar cube.

RE: Bi- s*xual

If you're hoping to chase me an minx up and down the street, you have to invite Non as well.

We can't have the poor chap feeling displaced.

Would that make a love square?

RE: Bi- s*xual

Maybe CossackCat has a very big box, KB. dunno

RE: Bi- s*xual

I think you're over-imagining it, Michael.

RE: Do you know who likes or dislikes you here on forums

*affects best Tellytubbie voice*

Group hug!

RE: 3 Wishes

I think 3 wishes is depreciation in real terms, but to only be able to vote for one, well, that's not even subsistence.

I wish for a strike.

RE: NEWS : Physicist Sir Stephen Hawking has Died

PC World...?

There's a spazzer joke in there somewhere.

RE: Bi- s*xual

I tend to be less alarmed by things I can see than things I can't hear, Harbal.

RE: Bi- s*xual

To me it's a rather out dated term to describe those who are attracted to 'both genders'.

Personally, I think gender is a bit more complex than that, so I never describe myself as bisexual.

I'm just less concerned about the shape and location of genitals than I am about human beings.

RE: Banned Thread :(

Considerably more times than you have, Lookin'. laugh

RE: Insular Behavior

I didn't say it was justified, or not justified.

I said maybe you need to get used to it.

Maybe you might try and respect other people's cultural differences. grin

RE: Insular Behavior

There are a lot of regular posters and these forums are a community of sorts.

It can take a few posts for people to start to recognise you and build up a rapport.

That tends to happen more quickly if you have a photo, or a distinctive writing style, such as writing in a vernacular.

Having said that, if you do have seeking 18-34 on your profile, maybe you need to get used to being ignored and told to f*ck off.

RE: NEWS : Physicist Sir Stephen Hawking has Died

Blimey, Rumps just got funny.

Jury Service...

I agree Dedo, it is unnatural to express doubt, or otherwise in percentages.

It comes from an off the cuff experiment carried out by the British/American lawyer Clive Stafford Smith, the founder of the human rights organisation Reprieve. I saw the clip a long time ago, so I can't remember it exactly, but he presented a questionnaire to a number of people asking this question.

The people he asked were former jurors from a particular case, I think, and some other people involved including the judge.

Some responses were very low near the 50% mark and I think the judge put 95%.

The trial it followed was a murder trial in the US and I think our Clive had serious doubts about the guilt of the man condemned to death.

The judge saying 95% sort of equates to her being okay with 1 in 20 people executed being innocent.

Should we be using the term 'beyond reasonable doubt' if it's possible that it can be interpreted such that some doubt is reasonable?

RE: NEWS : Physicist Sir Stephen Hawking has Died

I can't help thinking that's a bit like Deep Thought breaking down irreparably half way through working out the answer to life, the universe and everything.

Jury Service...

I don't think the public wanted someone, anyone to go down for the bombing, Molly.

I can't say exactly, I was very young at the time and my perception has no doubt been altered by time, but I'm pretty sure that's not quite accurate.

My perception of that time is that there was a lot of fear. I lived in England and the IRA were bad, scary people who went round killing people in horrible ways for no apparent reason.

The English however, were reasonable, trustworthy people who were trying to stop the baddies.

No doubt my perception was influenced by my German mother who was likely more fearful than most and would have wanted it to all go away for slightly different reasons than most.

I don't think public opinion wanted someone, anyone. I think people wanted the horrible stuff to go away. I think the people trusted that the British legal system, the envy of the world, had got those responsible on trial. I think the people wanted those responsible.

I do think, however, the Guildford Four and Birmingham Six were found guilty, beyond reasonable doubt, of being Irish.

RE: When a man has muscles

Generally, Snooks.

One needs muscles to breath and eat and such like.

RE: What is your idea of heaven?

Homemade chargrilled globe artichokes in olive oil.

Apart from peeling the damn things, I consider myself fairly low maintenance.

Jury Service...

What was public opinion more than anything?

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