Scott of the Antares

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  1. Is this really that bad?

    I don’t think it was bad in your behalf but in the U.K. people have been pulled over by the police for eating/drinking at the wheel. he was probably already in a bad mood tbh
  2. If (illicit) drugs were legal.

    In then U.K. they cracked down on smuggling so everyone started growing proper plants rather than buying diesel soaked resin imported by unscrupulous indidividuals. That illegal money for weed now goes to local people who spend it in the U.K. rather than to criminal gangs who further their nefarious activities. Obviously some gangs grow in the U.K. but all the weed I encounter is now grown by people I have known all my life, and I imagine it is largely the same across the U.K. So in a way I suppose I should thank the U.K. government for ushering in the new age of high quality weed 2 decades ago! Nice work!
  3. Collusion with Russia

    As with most countries, the populace are individually nice and collectively productive, but the leaders are generally asshats. Let’s not forget America has a great history of interfering with the leadership of countries all over the world; now the shoe is on the other foot, it’s the biggest crime in humanity. In the interest of fairness I’ll say that us Brits haven’t had a great past when it comes to others sovereignty either!
  4. Collusion with Russia

    What you say is true String, but when one world leading expert after another have their predictions shown to be laughably incorrrect, you have to start wondering what is going on behind the scenes. I wouldn’t go as far as to it suggest collusion in this instance, but Carney’s words have a strong influence in the electorate and probably some in the government. And practically everything he has predicted failed to pass. I know we are all capable of making mistakes and nobody has a crystal ball , but this guy ... geeesh. And whilst not trying to derail the thread, I wondered how posters itt viewed powers outside the U.K. interfering, or worse, making threats about our referendum result? Is that not the thrust of the Trump/Russia topic?
  5. Collusion with Russia

    So in a similar vein, would foreign people trying to sway U.K. politicians and electorate during and after Brexit be held to the same account? There have been plenty of European funded reports (super impartial I’m sure lol) that have been banded around the U.K. media warning of the dangers of Brexit. I remember Obama being wheeled out to warn the electorate against a leave vote; is that a similar meddling? And all of the Canadian Mark Carney’s apocalyptic warnings failed to materialise when he predicted they would. I suppose at least these partisan ‘project fear’ prongs were out in the open, but then they would have to be if they wanted to effect the outcome.
  6. The End of the Firewall argument?

    Two brilliant comments!
  7. hope

    Nice find Eise. I upvoted yours and Strange’s posts but yours did not come through I’ll return tomorrow to upvote it with the promise of a samurai’s honour!
  8. hope

    A friend who knows I am interested in Japanese and Chinese arts visited me and found this on catch up TV. It was all televised although I forget the program. Hey Akido is a great art:) have you read about the founders personal discoveries that led to the creation of this art (Morehei Ueshiba)? Under fire from enemy soldiers during the war, he would perceive flashes of light split seconds before bullets were fired at him. He developed this skill and applied it to punches and kicks etc. He believed that he was perceiving the intention of the enemy combatants! Crazy and unbelievable, but it also explains why he was never bested; he literally saw what they were doing before the physical action manifest! The slight problem is that Mr. Ueshiba had a natural gift that the rest of us do not! I have been practicing Taijiquan under an authentic teacher for around 7-8 years and can personally attest to the bizarre nature of sticking, warding off and releasing which seem to have no correlation in western understanding, but certainly have tangible and real qualities. It is so difficult but at the same time so rewarding! I am on grade 6/10 (10 becomes a teacher and then starts another cycle of 10 towards master, which resets another cycle of 10 grades ) ... It is a life long journey!)
  9. hope

    Hi Eise:) I would like to respectfully bring to your attention the case of genuine samurai and their practices that bring awareness above the ‘fastest reactions that people are capable of’. There is an example of a true lineage samurai facing a person with a BB gun. The person fired the BB gun at the samurai and he slices the pellet in two. A university qualified sports scientist was asked how he managed this feat (she was present at the experiment) and she replied that she had not seen anything like this; if the samurai had waited to hear the gunshot, the pellet would have passed him by time he had began to react. She postulated that the samurai was using a technique for awareness that was not reliant on standard sensory input, and that was beyond her understanding of the human body on a physical level. It sure sounds like mumbo jumbo to us westerners, but there may be something to this that we are not currently considering within the full remit of mechanisms of the universe:)
  10. True, but it was a Christian who saw the error in the behaviour of his fellow men. That’s all I’m saying:)
  11. To add a balanced view of history, William Wilberforce who headed the movement to end the slavery was a Christian.
  12. So who's going to win the world cup?

    Croatia! I hope you win. It would be an amazing but thoroughly well deserved achievement for your nation! France look like a really tight unit with great counter attacking abilities so it will be a tough match, but I am rooting for you
  13. Trying to Create a Full University Schedule

    Erm, wouldn’t discussing this with a university representative be more productive than posting on an Internet forum?
  14. The earth is Flat

    What was it about Admiral Byrd’s treks that make you think the world is flat? I read an article a while ago about his flights over Antarctica but saw no mention of a flat Earth. I think we can safely conclude that the Earth is spherical just by the observations we have made of all the other planets in our system.
  15. Is there a rational reason for religion?

    +1 for being the better man! Respect to you Koti I’m sure you have read all posts in this thread so you will have seen that I agree with Koti on the invisible yeti metaphor. I stand by my point that it doesn’t work for visible yetis, as first postulated:)!