miked10270

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  1. Isn't mandatory castration & death sentence a bit final... Wouldn't this be a bit of a "Red-Flag" to anyone who's dating!? Now that we've had the solution which is "Simple... Cheap... and WRONG". What's a realistic solution?.. One which balances the rights of all parties? Is there one? Mike. Hey Christel, How've you been? Are you still in the Northern Hemisphere?.. Or have you made the move to Southern Africa permanent? Mike. Taking the piss out of the FrenchAmericans since before it was fashionable. Prenait la pisse hors du FrançaisCanadiens méridionaux puisqu'avant lui à la mode.
  2. ... ...And let's NEVER forget rates of recidivism! There ARE some crimes which (I feel) should never be forgotten, even if the "Debt-To-Society" is paid. But how do we do that?.. Particularly in a society like America which is so easy to "disappear" into? A Sex-Offenders-Register with life probation? Release on "Life-Licence"? These things barely work in Britain which has a far greater knowledge of individual citizens' whereabouts. Is warpedskydiver arguing for MORE central government control over and knowledge of American citizens? Is he arguing mandatory death sentence for rape? As usual, the problem is far easier to define than the solution. Mike. Taking the piss out of the FrenchAmericans since before it was fashionable. Prenait la pisse hors du FrançaisCanadiens méridionaux puisqu'avant lui à la mode.
  3. Hmmm... Moving along from my original joke... I'm guessing that "Pet-Shop-Boys" wasn't a term that made it West across the pond! Mike. Taking the piss out of the FrenchAmericans since before it was fashionable. Prenait la pisse hors du FrançaisCanadiens méridionaux puisqu'avant lui à la mode.
  4. I heard it was a publicity stunt. The Bolton guy is really a frustrated porn actor who's sick of playing... BIT PARTS! Mike. Taking the piss out of the FrenchAmericans since before it was fashionable. Prenait la pisse hors du FrançaisCanadiens méridionaux puisqu'avant lui à la mode.
  5. Thanks Marg... I was (narrowly) thinking of the Nuclear-Weapons-States obligations under the treaty. However, given that a NNW state can LEGITIMATELY withdraw on 90 days notice I wonder if this treaty should be printed on softer, more absorbent paper? What's YOUR take on the relative risks of aggression should Iran develop nukes & delivery systems?.. I remain of the opinion that the risk of aggression will reduce in the region. Mike. Taking the piss out of the FrenchAmericans since before it was fashionable. Prenait la pisse hors du FrançaisCanadiens méridionaux puisqu'avant lui à la mode.
  6. Is Iran a signatory to that treaty?.. If Iran hasn't signed the treaty (which they haven't since they weren't a nuclear power) then they can hardly be in violation! Does it matter if Iran gets nuclear weapons? DOH! Of course it does,,, but would Iran gaining nuclear weapons be a good thing or a bad thing? Mike. Taking the piss out of the FrenchAmericans since before it was fashionable. Prenait la pisse hors du FrançaisCanadiens méridionaux puisqu'avant lui à la mode.
  7. And the internet... All of it! Mike. Taking the piss out of the FrenchAmericans since before it was fashionable. Prenait la pisse hors du FrançaisCanadiens méridionaux puisqu'avant lui à la mode.
  8. Forgive me for saying... But wasn't the Peace-Prize itself a joke? It seemed that Obama got it for; "Not Being GW Bush"! In that case, I'm "Not GW Bush" either, but in the interests of keeping Obama in the public eye, I'll just take the cheque, please. Mike. Taking the piss out of the FrenchAmericans since before it was fashionable. Prenait la pisse hors du FrançaisCanadiens méridionaux puisqu'avant lui à la mode.
  9. Not so (apparently). The EU law is confusing since it prohibited "price-fixing" of tobacco by Governments. Another EU law says it IS legal to set a minimum product price as part of a wider-ranging health program. As Kelpdiver said, the real target is our equivalent of your two-buck-chuck; The cheap chemical cider, M&D20/20, Buckfast, etc... And to a lesser extent the cheap supermarket stuff. The MUP discussed (40-50p/unit) won't affect pube which already charge 1bout £1.30/unit. Nor will it effect "decent" brands which charge about 60-80p/unit. It may "slightly impact supermarket own brand which charge 40-50p/unit. What (it is argued) MUP will most impact is heavy drinkers on low income, by effectively pricing the cheapest of alcohol out of the market. Hence the claimed social benefits. I'm not au-fait with current US alcohol products & prices so it's quite hard to give exact parallels. Maybe someone who's recently been across the pond can help? Mike. Taking the piss out of the FrenchAmericans since before it was fashionable. Prenait la pisse hors du FrançaisCanadiens méridionaux puisqu'avant lui à la mode.
  10. Nope. God gave Man TWO ears and it wasn't so he could have two Wives.... It was one for his Wife and one for his Mother. Mike. Taking the piss out of the FrenchAmericans since before it was fashionable. Prenait la pisse hors du FrançaisCanadiens méridionaux puisqu'avant lui à la mode.
  11. I understood that more Americans (of the time) were against independence. Many subsequently moved to The Bahamas after 1776. As to the original question... I'm a Scot, so I have to answer from my own perspective. I would VOTE against independence for Scotland. If Scotland were to vote for independence, and then it was denied (or invaded)... I would fight for independence despite my personal views. I know it seems confused, but without collective freedom there's no personal freedom. Mike. Taking the piss out of the FrenchAmericans since before it was fashionable. Prenait la pisse hors du FrançaisCanadiens méridionaux puisqu'avant lui à la mode.
  12. Not sure if this has been discussed: The Scottish government is looking at bringing in a minimum unit price for alcohol in an effort to curb excess consumption. For clarity, one unit is 10Ml of PURE alcohol, so a 70Cl (standard) bottle of sprits (40%) contains 28 units. A standard 70Cl bottle of wine (12-13.5%) contains 9 units. Bottles or cans of beer contain 1 or 2 units... YOU do the math - volume in Centilitres X alcohol %age. See: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/8278385.stm and: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/glasgow_and_west/8276334.stm for background. So... Is it a good thing or a bad thing?... And why? Mike. Taking the piss out of the FrenchAmericans since before it was fashionable. Prenait la pisse hors du FrançaisCanadiens méridionaux puisqu'avant lui à la mode.
  13. Innocents... Like the folk sitting in their livingrooms in Lockerbie watching Corrie & Eastenders on telly...? I still say that Scotland was right to release him on licence on compassionate grounds... But following the fashion of blaming Americans for EVERYTHING... What's the range on an AIM54 & where was the Sixth Fleet (when they'd 'a' been useful)? Mike. (submitting the above for a laugh only.) Taking the piss out of the FrenchAmericans since before it was fashionable. Prenait la pisse hors du FrançaisCanadiens méridionaux puisqu'avant lui à la mode.
  14. So there I was down the pub... And predictably enough al-Megrahi's release was the topic of discussion. Now... As Y'all know; I fully agree with Kenny McAskill's decision that releasing al-Megrahi and letting him go home to die was the right decision. . . . . . So I can't believe I said this: . , , , , , , "I think Kenny McAskill was right to let him go home... That said, I'd have laughed my arse off if somebody had planted a bomb on the plane that was taking al-Megrahi to Libya!.." Mike. Taking the piss out of the FrenchAmericans since before it was fashionable. Prenait la pisse hors du FrançaisCanadiens méridionaux puisqu'avant lui à la mode.