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by Alan C.
November 9th, 2015, 4:58 pm
Forum: Social Club
Topic: Weather - or not!
Replies: 1122
Views: 93403

Re: Weather - or not!

Could be here :laughter: I had a couple from Yorkshire in the garden a few weeks ago (they're doing a blog about growing stuff in difficult conditions) He asked me how I cope in a drought :hilarity: We've only had one occasion of two consecutive dry days this year. It's pissing down with a South Wes...
by Alan C.
October 23rd, 2015, 4:33 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: The Nightingale Collaboration
Replies: 416
Views: 62492

Re: The Nightingale Collaboration

Excellent news Alan :clap:
by Alan C.
September 24th, 2015, 4:15 pm
Forum: Comedy Club
Topic: Darwin Awards
Replies: 25
Views: 16292

Re: Darwin Awards

This shouldn't be in the comedy thread but it fits with the thread title (I'm surprised it hasn't already been posted) Hajj pilgrimage: 717 dead in crush near Mecca I was only saying to Lewis the other night, it seems that every time a big gathering of religionists get together there is some sort of...
by Alan C.
September 24th, 2015, 4:01 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: No one expects...
Replies: 1
Views: 991

Re: No one expects...

The catholics are more than a bit lax in their choice of 'saints' Mother Theresa?
by Alan C.
September 24th, 2015, 3:57 pm
Forum: Social Club
Topic: Equinox
Replies: 135
Views: 27311

Re: Equinox

Here come the gales (again) :cross:
by Alan C.
September 7th, 2015, 10:34 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Labour leadership election
Replies: 75
Views: 9482

Re: Labour leadership election

That's a different wee lass to the one that complained (incessantly) About the cold when she was here one October.
Bloody good on her though (thumbs up) the smilies aren't working now, grr!
by Alan C.
September 6th, 2015, 9:40 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Alex Salmond and atheists
Replies: 17
Views: 7058

Re: Alex Salmond and atheists

Wouldn't any UK 'Politician' Say the same if pressed? They (politicians) Think (wrongly) That the UK population gives a fuck about 'religion' Look at this sanctimonious offering today from "the most reverend" Welby guy. Welby urges MPs: reject right-to-die bill that ‘crosses the Rubicon They wonder ...
by Alan C.
August 11th, 2015, 8:26 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: GM and the Greens
Replies: 243
Views: 28309

Re: GM and the Greens

animist Alan, as someone who actually grows food, what do you think about the claims that GM could help Scottish farmers cope with potato blight? [Citation needed] Did you mean Irish farmers? Tattie blight isn't an issue in Scotland, plus blight resistant tatties have been available for years, long...
by Alan C.
August 9th, 2015, 5:50 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: An Eggy Experiment
Replies: 5
Views: 1709

Re: An Eggy Experiment

The float/sink thing works with seeds, floaters won't germinate.
by Alan C.
August 9th, 2015, 5:46 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: GM and the Greens
Replies: 243
Views: 28309

Re: GM and the Greens

Gottard
I don't like the fact that often semences are "copyrighted" and unable to re-germinate causing added cost to produce growers.
That's my biggest issue with GM crops but the supporters [of GM] ignore it and make out that the only issue is food safety, it's not!
Cross posting.
by Alan C.
July 26th, 2015, 8:29 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: GM and the Greens
Replies: 243
Views: 28309

Re: GM and the Greens

GM crops won't produce viable seed, that in my opinion is reason enough to be anti GM.
Shrimp genes in my tomato plants? No thanks, aren't shellfish an abomination?
by Alan C.
July 1st, 2015, 8:26 pm
Forum: Social Club
Topic: Weather - or not!
Replies: 1122
Views: 93403

Re: Weather - or not!

We had 20° earlier, now it's pissing down AGAIN. We have now had 8 months without a (completely) dry day/night.
by Alan C.
June 22nd, 2015, 6:45 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: The fasting atheist
Replies: 6
Views: 1709

Re: The fasting atheist

Not sure about the rationale behind it but I do not fully believe that "suffering is good for the soul'.
Clearly not of the Anjezë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu ('mother Teresa') School of thinking then? :smile:
by Alan C.
May 29th, 2015, 3:05 pm
Forum: Positive Humanism
Topic: New York approves gay marriage
Replies: 208
Views: 30589

Re: New York approves gay marriage

Fia wrote:It seems that 2 days ago Greenland unanimously passed equal marriage
Go Greenland :happyclappy:
Of course you know this will inevitably lead to them wanting to marry Polar bears :wink:
by Alan C.
May 29th, 2015, 2:59 pm
Forum: Social Club
Topic: Things you thought you'd be good at
Replies: 10
Views: 3219

Re: Things you thought you'd be good at

I tried curling one hogmanay weekend in Aberfoyle, utterly useless! I don't know how the pros make it look so easy.
by Alan C.
May 23rd, 2015, 7:42 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: 2015 UK General Election
Replies: 776
Views: 37540

Re: 2015 UK General Election

^
There's hell on up here (rightly so) the isles deserve another vote
Oh and he's forgoing his 'ministerial severance pay' 3 months 'wages' £17.000,
last year he claimed over £200,000 in expenses, my heart bleeds.
by Alan C.
May 12th, 2015, 9:07 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: 2015 UK General Election
Replies: 776
Views: 37540

Re: 2015 UK General Election

After skimming through this thread, I must say that the NHS is not free, we all pay for it. Granted, some did say 'free at the point of delivery' Which is what it is and what it should be. As for privatisation, this is not a new thing, I worked at the West Cumberland Hospital from 1982 till 1984, in...
by Alan C.
May 5th, 2015, 8:38 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: 2015 UK General Election
Replies: 776
Views: 37540

Re: 2015 UK General Election

Nick. UKIP is likely to receive more than double the votes of the SNP, and gain one or two MPs compared to 50 or so SNP MPs. Hmmm.... Tough shit, that's the way it works in our so called 'democracy' Secondly, a crucial difference between the Lib Dems in coalition and the SNP in coalition is that th...
by Alan C.
May 2nd, 2015, 5:26 pm
Forum: Positive Humanism
Topic: Atheist Ireland
Replies: 3
Views: 1288

Re: Atheist Ireland

^ :thumbsup:
by Alan C.
April 30th, 2015, 10:09 pm
Forum: Positive Humanism
Topic: TFTD campaign
Replies: 132
Views: 45392

Re: TFTD campaign

Dave B wrote:Yesterday's TFTD (1h 49m in) actually supported RD!

Dr Giles Fraser (an Anglo priest cum journalist) quoted and supported Dawkins - makes a change!
If you read Giles Fraser'. articles in the Guardian, you will probably conclude that he is no more 'religious' than I am. :smile: