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Everything Else / Re: Politics
« on: January 29, 2011, 09:12:20 am »
Wow going off the news reports the current egyptian regime is collapsing, the people there seem ridiculously pissed off.

Also I've gained a fair bit of respect for the egyptian military. I mean they seem to be acting pretty decently towards the protesters, the police on the other hand seem to be fighting a losing balance.

The western response has been pathetic, no one has the courage to actually take a side. I mean aren't we supposed be championing democracy for f*** sake!

Everything Else / Re: Politics
« on: January 28, 2011, 02:33:34 pm »
Apparently Egypt's current regime is an important ally in the region. Now let's see if Barack Obama's administration is going to crush freedom in the name of the war on terror (not that I'm saying Bush did, although he did) or lose an important ally.

I'm almost certain Cameron will choose the crush freedom option. After all he's from a long line of British aristocracy and let me tell you, those people know a thing or two about brutal oppression.

Everything Else / Re: Politics
« on: January 27, 2011, 01:29:11 pm »
Got it, passing on the message to them now.
Sorry they're all on the dole...

As usual the blame game is the main concern of the government. Not, you know, the fact the economy has shrunk. Just who's fault it is.

Everything Else / Re: Politics
« on: January 26, 2011, 06:17:42 am »
So the UK economy has actually shrunk, while some of it is down to the bad weather at Christmas there was a massive drop in the construction industry and you have to wonder how much of that wa down to the tories cancelling the rebuilding schools program.

Of course the tories have said they won't be blown off course from their ideological goal, sorry economic recovery plan.

Everything Else / Re: Politics
« on: January 23, 2011, 04:42:40 am »
Middle class in England can also be where everyone's an interfering busy-body who look down their nose at the working class and pine after the upper class.
(Yeah I've got a fairly working class background, I went to school in Rochdale)

Also aren't half the places in America named after British cities, towns and villages just with new in front?

Everything Else / Re: Politics
« on: January 22, 2011, 06:46:48 pm »
Walton on the Nase?
That has got to be one of the most middle class place names I've ever heard of.

Everything Else / Re: SO, Tunisia!
« on: January 22, 2011, 12:06:38 pm »
Most of that entire region has a pretty brutal past, most of which is the result of European colonialism and then later as a result of American and Soviet interference during the cold war.

The best thing for the UN to do would be to just allow Tunisia to sort it out themselves and prevent their neighbours from interference.

Everything Else / Re: Politics
« on: January 21, 2011, 12:43:40 pm »
Also EMA is dependant on attendance and is a fairly effective motivator for students from poor backgrounds as they get bonuses for doing better than expected.

For American readers college in the uk is usually the same as the last two years of high school in America

What you'd call college is always called university (except for the poshest universities) and student funding at uni is, at best, f***ing inadequate.

****ing Clegg.
Don't you mean ****ing spineless sell-out Clegg?

Everything Else / Re: Politics
« on: January 21, 2011, 06:49:39 am »
Some people have to help support their family it's that or start work at 16 and end up with no future.

Everything Else / Re: Politics
« on: January 21, 2011, 02:50:00 am »
I find your bus ticket costs suspiciously cheap considering they weren't even that cheap 10 years ago when I started 6th form. Also EMA is supposed to encourage the poorer students to stay in education rather than get a job with no prospects

Everything Else / Re: Politics
« on: January 20, 2011, 04:51:02 pm »
True EMA should be allot more means tested, but some students need it to actually get to their college or sixth form.

I'm pretty sure the tories are the only ones who believe that they are not destroying the public sector for pure ideology.

I mean we need to make cuts but if you're skint you don't try and pay off everything you owe as soon as possible, you plan it out so you can afford other things like getting to work - which allot of council workers in Manchester, where I live, won't have to worry about.

I'm watching you...
Well that's fair enough, but do you really have to be naked at the same time?

Everything Else / Re: Politics
« on: January 20, 2011, 03:34:25 pm »
Well David Cameron has lived up to the title of tory scum by announcing that they will be basically opening the door to a two tier health system or causing the collapse of the NHS.

Also there's been a really sad story about a mother having to put here seriously disabled daughter into care due the fact the child needs constant 24hr care and the family only get 6 hours respite care a week.

So the tory scum and their lib dem lap dogs have broken nearly every election promise:
EMA has been cancelled (money given to poorer students to help them get to 6th form or college and books)
Tuitions fees have tripled in some unis and doubled in the rest
And finally frontline services are being cut and how!

By the way in case you're wondering I voted lib dem under the assumption that they wouldn't break every major election promise within the first f***ing year!

Everything Else / Re: SO, Tunisia!
« on: January 18, 2011, 11:13:08 am »
First you gloomily predict the West will get involved for "security" reasons, then you complain that the West isn't doing enough to help.  Which way do you want it?  Or rather, what do you think the appropriate response should be?
Both views are valid, if the west got involved for security reasons it'd probably be just another dictatorship supplied by the west, also has been no real diplomatic action to help the country form a democracy

There's no shame in enjoying a penis-shaped cake.
There are just too many inappropriate responses to that

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