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  1. The fact is folk who have gotten themselves skilled in, say nursing , teaching, logistics etc are being put into positions where depending on area they can't afford to live. They're being told "pasta is cheap" when they complain about trying to feed their families etc. There is enough resources for everyone, it can even be asymmetrically distributed somewhat and there is still enough. If folk are struggling in these conditions then it is clear there are systemic issues that need to be addressed regardless of empty rhetoric and asinine dogma.
  2. The war crime was starting the war, as explained by all the really smart folk after World War two, precisely cause of all the shit that then happens due to a war of agression being intiated.
  3. They're a banned weapon. Folk rightly kicked up shit when Israel used them.
  4. I don't know if they're all exactly the same person but OLAS was the guy who slept on the window ledge. However they're more famous to me for that Parklife(the poster) meme when he got unfairly banned for a time. Which happened to Parkie a lot, he was always getting weird bans or warnings. I hope everyone mentioned is doing well!
  5. You think it's bad for us, should see Africa on a map, in fact lots of countries.
  6. I'm referencing (for those that don't know) McTaz's suggestion(many,many moons ago) during an Israel/Palestine discussion that the Gazans should stop whatever tactics they are using and instead just let down the IDF's tyres.
  7. I remember a time when letting down tires was an approved form of protest on this board.
  8. A Salmond onlyfans might be the way to pay for the next election campaign.
  9. Every loss will be cause folk voted for other people.
  10. According to my friend who is a lawyer in Washingotn state , it's basically that, states now free to choose, as no federal protection. 22 states also have automatic law changes or something if Row vs Wade got over-turned. I put black-bitch into the lab computer after telling someone about the marches in Linlithgow many moons ago. Then had to explain it to the Russian prof.
  11. It's an interesting lens to see what this case triggers as a response, why suddenly it becomes framed in trans issue. If you have a hammer then everything looks like a nail I guess.
  12. Got to be socialist when it comes to the costs and capitalist when it comes to profits Catch-22 sums it up in the Milo Minderbinder arc all those years ago. Free-market innit. A depressing situation all round. Keynes was saying if we didn't take it we'd have a financial Dunkirk, or so I read about 87 minutes ago googling about this to make sure I wasn't talking pure pish with my first post, which was cobbled together from vague memories of a few books i'd read.
  13. An interesting aside , for me at least, is decent chunk was being paid back to Canada in the same loan it looks like.
  14. It's a complex equation due to money devaluing, inflation rates fluctuating, relative Dollar-Sterling conversion rates etc. for instance in late 40's you could get 4 dollars to the pound. You could just go 3.75 x (1.02)^77 for the flat increase rate over 77 years at 2% compound, you'd then need to reduce each subsequent amount by whatever was paid back that year. Then adjust for everything above. Whatever the total amount was the final installment after all this inflation across the intervening years it was just £42.5 million. This is under the "cost an arse-end of an empire to pay it back" context. As opposed to Ukraine going to be riddled with debt cause of it context. We can go to Hansard as well 2002 Lord Stoddart of Swindon: My Lords, will the noble Lord remind me as to exactly how much the loan was, and how much we have repaid since then in principal and interest? Lord McIntosh of Haringey: My Lords, the loan originally was £1,075 million, of which £244 million is outstanding. The basis of the loan is that interest is paid at 2 per cent. Therefore, we are currently receiving a greater return on our dollar assets than we are paying in interest to pay off the loan. It is a very advantageous loan for us." It's up to the government of Ukraine to decide whether it is worth paying or not. They seem quite keen on fighting off the invasion so I imagine they will pay no heed to our armchair logistics.
  15. You're conflating lend-lease with the anglo-american loan. Lend-lease was nominal values of the items. Also it was agreed over 50 years that was why it was so long, i think the final payment was £80 million, it wasn't this huge debt, we paid back something like £2 billion over 50 years. We spunked 17 billion on test and trace in 18 months. In fact checking it, the final payment was £42.5 million. Seems the total amount was for $3.75 billion at 2% interest rate. I thought it was a lot more too. Turns out wasn't that much.
  16. Seems going to be an interesting ride still, things ramping up again with 2 new lineages, although this is more about evolutionary adaption speed.
  17. Focussing on the merits of a false pretext for an actual invasion as opposed to the actual invasion , let's you see why folk use false pretexts before doing horrendous shit in the first place. We had all the shit about how bad Saddam was and he was before Iraq, or the Taliban or Assad, or Hamas are cunts etc.
  18. I was at my friends son's 6th birthday party at weekend. With 2 other friends and their kids (plus a shit load of other kids) They've all had their first jag(EDIT:my friends kids, I wasn't asking weans their vaccine status). Out the 3 of them they have a child eligible each. Also my best mates 6 year old just got done as well. Just goes to show why anecdotes isn't data! I was looking at the key then the graph then checking the key again till I noticed it right down the bottom! The figure is 16% in Scotland mind you according to Travelling Tabby by way of PHS. The suveillance report is folk living in England. Also 4th of April was when the program was rolled out so first 6 days of data only.
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