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  • webboo
    webboo Posts: 6,087

    Some people really shouldn't be allowed to vote.

    Or reproduce.
  • morstar
    morstar Posts: 6,190
    webboo said:

    Some people really shouldn't be allowed to vote.

    Or reproduce.
    Sound maths.
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 40,490

    Some people really shouldn't be allowed to vote.

    Tom Cruise has let himself go a bit. That said, I'm not surprised he has odd views as he's one of those Scientologists.
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 40,490
    I also like that drag shows are more detrimental in the long run because obviously they can be more detrimental than killing you. I thought the follow up question was going to be 'what do you think is more detrimental to a child than being killed?'.
  • morstar
    morstar Posts: 6,190
    Pross said:

    I also like that drag shows are more detrimental in the long run because obviously they can be more detrimental than killing you. I thought the follow up question was going to be 'what do you think is more detrimental to a child than being killed?'.

    Duh, a drag show!

    Twice the mortality rate of guns. Try listening
  • webboo
    webboo Posts: 6,087
    What amazes me is that none of these interviewers go full on Jonathan Pie with these people.
  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 72,615
    edited March 2023
    Separate question, why *are* kids watching drag shows?

    Isn’t drag all nudge nudge wink wink “blue”?

    I get it’s not the same by being shot dead, but it seems a weird comparison.
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 40,490
    I assume there has been some controversy over there about the subject in the same way as that head teacher getting sacked for showing kids the sculpture of David.
  • briantrumpet
    briantrumpet Posts: 17,866
    I think that Twitter might be lively tonight, Trump reportedly having been indicted.

    www.theguardian.com/us-news/2023/mar/30/donald-trump-indicted-stormy
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,331
    Is there any cognitive connection between climate change and accelerated force of twisters in the US?

    Chickens, home, roost, come, the, have, to.
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  • briantrumpet
    briantrumpet Posts: 17,866
    Seems like Trumpy Republican extremism is mobilising decent people to vote: the Democrats have just flipped the Wisconsin Supreme Court, one which was central in attempting to overturn the presidential election result.

    Defining a sore loser...

  • JimD666
    JimD666 Posts: 1,920
    edited April 2023
    Over $40Million was spent on that election.

    That only involved 1,800,000 voters.

    It's absolutely mind blowing the direction the US is heading in.
  • JimD666
    JimD666 Posts: 1,920
    edited April 2023
    100 days of 2023.
    140 Mass shootings.

    USA! USA! USA!
  • briantrumpet
    briantrumpet Posts: 17,866
    JimD666 said:

    100 days of 2023.
    140 Mass shootings.

    USA! USA! USA!


    And two within 1.5 miles of each other today. I guess those thoughts and prayers aren't working too well. Nor having an armed guard on duty at the shopping mall today.

    It's utterly unfurkinbelievable that people are arguing that more guns are the answer.

    Mind you, it must be quite hard to discern any sort of pattern, in order to know where to start...

  • morstar
    morstar Posts: 6,190
    But the more guns argument fits the absurd abuse of statistics.

    The gun lobby counts murders per guns in circulation rather than population. It’s a perverse statistic but the most effective way to improve the stats in their favour.
  • kingstongraham
    kingstongraham Posts: 26,231
    More gun deaths are from hand guns. More gun murders are from hand guns. But they're just the run of the mill, non-headline grabbing ones.
  • briantrumpet
    briantrumpet Posts: 17,866

    More gun deaths are from hand guns. More gun murders are from hand guns. But they're just the run of the mill, non-headline grabbing ones.


    Fair point. I guess it's comparable with road deaths and those from plane or train disasters. Road deaths don't get headlines as they are of the 'dog bites man' type.

    I remember some Tory minister being quizzed after some train crash, being asked why they didn't install the same safety system that was in Germany, and he replied that each rail death saved by doing that would cost £2m, but the same money invested in road safety would save each life for £40k (IIRC).
  • monkimark
    monkimark Posts: 1,515
    And think how much money you save if you don't do either...
  • pblakeney
    pblakeney Posts: 25,750
    America, wake up! You are completely fücked up.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-65330696
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
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  • JimD666
    JimD666 Posts: 1,920
  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 72,615
    Honestly, why bother reporting this stuff outside of the US. So common > might as well report on fatal traffic accidents at this point.

  • pblakeney
    pblakeney Posts: 25,750

    Honestly, why bother reporting this stuff outside of the US. So common > might as well report on fatal traffic accidents at this point.

    They'd like that.
    Nothing to see here. No problem.
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    Veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 72,615
    I dunno, Americans themselves bang on enough about it.

    The problem and solution is so obvious.

    You couldn't pay me enough to live in America, and I have indeed been offered to do so.
  • pblakeney
    pblakeney Posts: 25,750
    A divided country.
    On so many levels.
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    Veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • First.Aspect
    First.Aspect Posts: 14,626

    I dunno, Americans themselves bang on enough about it.

    The problem and solution is so obvious.

    You couldn't pay me enough to live in America, and I have indeed been offered to do so.

    This. I'd love my equivalent US salary but it's batshut crazy at the moment, with bubbles of sanity in the non rural parts of democrat states.
  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 72,615
    Really interesting stuff from the Fox News settlement.

    Quite clear they follow the audience and do not lead them. Senior management desperate to leave trump aside but when we they try they lose tonnes of viewers and they feel trapped by it.
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 40,490
    I thought the CNN anchor trying unsuccessfully to keep a straight face when reading out Fox’s statement about maintaining journalistic integrity was pretty amusing
  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 72,615
    Sure. But there is often this idea that Murdoch et al are pulling the strings behind the scenes and brainwashing people.

    Only the second they want to move away from Trump, who the top Fox guy utterly hates and calls “demonic”, they lost 35% of their viewers and they had to go crawling back.

    They serve what the punters want to hear. The challenge for Fox is that that is a lie and a conspiracy.