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Old December 22nd 17, 12:19 AM posted to uk.d-i-y,uk.tech.digital-tv
Dave Plowman (News)
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In article ,
Bill Wright wrote:
Anyway, what is a child?


Someone below the age of consent


Which has the habit of changing frequently.

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Old December 22nd 17, 06:53 AM posted to uk.d-i-y,uk.tech.digital-tv
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On 21/12/17 15:33, pamela wrote:
On 06:05 21 Dec 2017, Richard wrote:

On 20/12/17 22:55, pamela wrote:
On 18:17 20 Dec 2017, The Natural Philosopher wrote:

On 20/12/17 11:59, Bill Wright wrote:
On 20/12/2017 11:53, Jethro_uk wrote:

Last week for two hours, the BBC News front page managed to
have absolutely nothing whatsoever about Brexit. Nothing. I
actually saved the page*. Not even a link.

I think it has become necessary to use a wide variety of news
sources and apply critical thought to everything. It's terrible
that we can't believe the BBC anymore.


in 1980 I emigtated to S afroca for three years, where the
staggering propagnada show of the SABC was so obviuous it wasnt
ven argued over.

Presumably you no longer consider yourself a true Brit after
completely abandoning the UK for several years.

Do you now have a South African passport?


Define "true Brit".


Well it's not South African.


Well, you/re showing your ignorance. FYI there are very many people
across the world who are more true Brit than you ever will be.
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Old December 22nd 17, 06:54 AM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv,uk.d-i-y
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On 21/12/17 15:34, Dave Plowman (News) wrote:
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The Natural Philosopher wrote:
Your idiotic and bigoted ideas are, though.


How about the idiotic and bigoted ideas of Islamic minorities though?


How about the idiotic and bigoted ideas of Christian minorities though?

How about the idiotic and bigoted ideas of Turnip?


The mirror is over there.
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Old December 22nd 17, 08:37 AM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv,uk.d-i-y
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On 21/12/17 14:49, Bill Wright wrote:
On 21/12/2017 06:36, Richard wrote:
On 20/12/17 23:53, Bill Findlay wrote:
pamela wrote:

I'm all for tolerating minorities and leaving them to do what they
want but I can't see why minority beliefs need to be paraded as
normal.

Being a member of an ethnic or sexual minority is not a belief.
Your idiotic and bigoted ideas are, though.

So you supported the white minorities in Africa?


They are the people who seem to be able to run a country in a civilised
manner after all. Why should we not bring the benefits of our superior
culture to the stone age savages?


With respect, the South African natives bar perhaps the Kalahari Bushmen
are considerably beyond stone age.

Many of them exceed Pamela in intelligence and general common sense



Bill



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Old December 22nd 17, 09:06 AM posted to uk.d-i-y,uk.tech.digital-tv
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On 21/12/17 16:46, Roger Hayter wrote:
How can evolution have an intention.


Of course the whole point of evolution is that it is an explanation
devoid of intention, and by extension devoid of Divine Intervention.

Evolution merely needs the existence of at least random mutation, if not
inheritance of *acquired* characteristics, to create an equation whose
time solution is a series of changing species that (just?) manage to
survive in changing circumatances and extinct species that do not.

Today we see that homo socialisti****us - though apperently
proliferating, is actually on the edge of extinction, being utterly
unable to do more than mouth homilies and received wisdom handed down by
elements whose ignorance is only exceeded by their arrogance, and whose
lack of practical skills exceeds both.



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Old December 22nd 17, 09:06 AM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
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On Fri, 22 Dec 2017 08:27:39 +1100, "Rod Speed"
wrote:

How can evolution have an intention.


No one said it does.

Sex evolved and we make us of it how we like.


But you inevitably get some real quirks, like those
insects that eat the head of the ****er after the
****ing. Hard to say what evolutionary advantage
thats has and if it has, why it isnt more common.


Extra nutrition for the one that has to lay the eggs.

Rod.
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Old December 22nd 17, 09:07 AM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv,uk.d-i-y
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On 21/12/17 14:56, Jeff Gaines wrote:
On 21/12/2017 in message Bill Wright wrote:

So you supported the white minorities in Africa?


They are the people who seem to be able to run a country in a
civilised manner after all. Why should we not bring the benefits of
our superior culture to the stone age savages?


What about Scotland, same principles :-)


Mmmm.....



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more than peace. Those who seek battle despite peace. Those who thump
their spears on the ground and talk of honor. Those who leap high the
battle dance and dream of glory … The good of dead warriors, Mother, is
that they are dead.
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Old December 22nd 17, 09:11 AM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv,uk.d-i-y
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On 21/12/17 16:46, Roger Hayter wrote:
Bill Wright wrote:

On 21/12/2017 06:36, Richard wrote:
On 20/12/17 23:53, Bill Findlay wrote:
pamela wrote:

I'm all for tolerating minorities and leaving them to do what they
want but I can't see why minority beliefs need to be paraded as
normal.

Being a member of an ethnic or sexual minority is not a belief.
Your idiotic and bigoted ideas are, though.

So you supported the white minorities in Africa?


They are the people who seem to be able to run a country in a civilised
manner after all. Why should we not bring the benefits of our superior
culture to the stone age savages?

Bill

Depends how civilised you think arbitrary arrest and routine mass
torture is.

Or how effective.





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Of what good are dead warriors? … Warriors are those who desire battle
more than peace. Those who seek battle despite peace. Those who thump
their spears on the ground and talk of honor. Those who leap high the
battle dance and dream of glory … The good of dead warriors, Mother, is
that they are dead.
Sheri S Tepper: The Awakeners.
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Old December 22nd 17, 09:12 AM posted to uk.d-i-y,uk.tech.digital-tv
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In uk.tech.digital-tv Bill Wright wrote:
Anyway, what is a child?


Someone below the age of consent

Which has varied over time in this country and also varies between
countries.

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Old December 22nd 17, 09:14 AM posted to uk.d-i-y,uk.tech.digital-tv
The Natural Philosopher[_2_]
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On 21/12/17 19:06, Roger Hayter wrote:
Evolution*never* has a purpose. Traits that evolve have adaptive
value


Correction: Traits that evolve have no overwhelming threat to survival.

Out bodeis are full of almost irrelevant things like appendices, and a
downright unhygienic juxtaposition of orifices in the female, but it
hasn't wiped us out - yet.


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Of what good are dead warriors? … Warriors are those who desire battle
more than peace. Those who seek battle despite peace. Those who thump
their spears on the ground and talk of honor. Those who leap high the
battle dance and dream of glory … The good of dead warriors, Mother, is
that they are dead.
Sheri S Tepper: The Awakeners.
 




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