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Everything Else / Re: 2017 Election
« on: May 12, 2017, 11:23:39 pm »
described it as "Veep" on steroids.




More to the point, the issue of nationalisation is mainly about railways. And for me, the comparison is between rail in countries with national/government led railways (i.e. Euroweenies) where the fares are cheap and the services actually work, compared to paying 40 to get to Nottingham from London and not even getting working WiFi (which you have to pay for). Nationalise these incompetent poobrain rail charters into oblivion, I say.

Leading country opinion ATM is "Corbyn is a big nasty red who wants to install gulag trains across the country, better vote for May who is a woman and therefore Thatcher :^)"

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Everything Else / Re: The Issues
« on: May 11, 2017, 01:39:46 am »
Strictly regulate them.  It says so right in what you quoted.

Let's get the terminology straight before the UK people take over completely.  When you say elementary you mean elementary school, kindergarten - 5th grade, right? not K-12?

No no no. No burger terminology allowed.

Do you have in mind a set curriculum, not standards to meet?  That's the impression I get.  Could schools do supplemental stuff, go above the standard?  Would this apply to private schools too or could they do their own thing?

Private schools ultimately shouldn't exist. The debate over whether access to education should or shouldn't be determined by parent wealth is a whole other basket of apples, but if the goal is to have every single school up to the same standard then private schools need to be thrown out completely. But as lurk said, the problem in education isn't Professor Xavier's School for Gifted Billionaires, it's poorer public schools that physically cannot function because they have no money, the teachers only care about meeting targets, and the students either don't want to be there or can't learn because of students disrupting lessons because they don't want to be there.

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Everything Else / Re: The Issues
« on: May 10, 2017, 12:00:19 pm »
Well, yeah.

I don't know what the system is like in America but in the UK obviously we have a national curriculum up to secondary level. Also I believe there are certain standards universities have to meet but I'm assuming they're a lot more relaxed than they are for secondary schools.

What I'm really saying is to IB or not to IB instead of choosing A Levels.

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Everything Else / Re: The Issues
« on: May 10, 2017, 03:47:39 am »
tertiary education

I don't think uni level education should be standardised. For sure there should be some means by which you can compare the quality of universities and allow people to judge what level of qualification you have (all of which we obviously have already). But having some sort of higher education curriculum that's analogous to a school curriculum is madness and really would just get in the way of the lecturers and researchers trying to do their jobs even more.

I won't disagree with any of that. But my vaguer point still stands: in a perfect world, why shouldn't education be strictly standardised beyond the primary level? It's not like Secondary Schools are carrying out world leading research.

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Everything Else / Re: The Issues
« on: May 10, 2017, 03:29:10 am »
But sincerely, why stop there? If an unbiased primary/elementary education is important, surely secondary and tertiary education when students actually start to form nuanced and reasoned opinions about the world is even more important.

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Everything Else / Re: Politics
« on: May 10, 2017, 03:24:38 am »
Full disclosure all the farmers in my area drive luxury cars and the guy that owns the land that my workplace is on voted Brexit "even though I'll lose 200,000 in subsidies" so my attitude to this my be coloured by the fact that in my experience farmers are not living a hand to mouth existence.

Also 100% true for me. All the farmers round here own ****tons of land and plaster UKIP signs all over it and probably have as much if not more money than the stock traders invading East Anglia and making it impossible to live here on a normal salary.

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Everything Else / Re: Politics
« on: May 09, 2017, 04:58:23 pm »
Sure, but does what Europe may want or need supersede what France might want or need?

*raising as a point of debate/discussion, sovereignty and its limits is an interesting subject*

France, along with Germany, is one of the two major powerhouses of the EU. What is good for the EU is 80% beneficial to France too.

As for the 20%, EU agriculture policy annoys the **** out of rural France (as it does in rural U.K.).

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Everything Else / Re: Politics
« on: May 08, 2017, 07:17:37 pm »
The dirtbag left is the best left of all, anyway

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Everything Else / Re: Politics
« on: May 03, 2017, 08:50:51 pm »


The real political compass

loss

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Everything Else / Re: Politics
« on: April 20, 2017, 01:05:22 am »
Yeah yeah, go edit your tumblr you absolute Trot.

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Everything Else / Re: Politics
« on: April 19, 2017, 10:06:00 pm »
Pat confirmed as blairite.



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Your Economic position is 100 Left and your National position is 67 International.

You are economically very strongly left-wing, and strongly internationalist.

I'm in the wanky left, as expected

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Everything Else / Re: Politics
« on: April 19, 2017, 09:42:53 pm »
Political Chart Wars.... ROUND 2


edit: if you're in burgerland and don't have postcode, just enter this when asked: SW1A 1AA

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Everything Else / Re: Politics
« on: April 19, 2017, 04:19:27 am »
Exactly. Voting for a Labour Party led by someone who isn't a broomstick in human form or not secretly some kind of vampire would be novel change since 1997.

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Everything Else / Re: Politics
« on: April 19, 2017, 04:06:54 am »
We're heading towards a one-party nationalist state and most people are ok with that. This must be how it feels to be Russian.

Why wouldn't we be OK with it, the SNP are pretty goo- oh wait England lmao.

I've said it before, but I would vote SNP if they ran in the south.

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Everything Else / Re: Politics
« on: April 19, 2017, 03:21:29 am »
This dip**** country is going to vote in the largest Tory majority the world has ever seen and there is **** all anyone can do about it.

I think the Tories stand a very high chance of winning, but I don't think they stand a high chance of winning a big majority. Remember, for this stunt to work they need to increase their majority, and I think they're going to start haemorraging votes in all directions.

The election will be a referendum on Corbyn and Scottish Independence, neither of which are popular in England where the Tories will be the most competitive. Most polling over the last few months has been a landslide for the Tories, and seeing as polls tend to lean left God only knows what hell is awaiting us on election night.

I'm tired of this country and the ugly, petty people that live here. We're heading towards a one-party nationalist state and most people are ok with that. This must be how it feels to be Russian.

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