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    Bizarre case in Czechoslovakia, where a woman...

    Bizarre case in Czechoslovakia, where a woman folk singer more or less deliberately exposed herself to virus so she could get clearance to perform at concerts (regs there require either vaccination...
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    Back in the UK… Boris Johnson has looked to be...

    Back in the UK…

    Boris Johnson has looked to be in increasing trouble in last few weeks. Largely…of course…because of his personal “leadership” style and an aversion to tell the truth, even...
  3. Are there often examples where pardons are used...

    Are there often examples where pardons are used wisely, or is it typically used to free friends, cronies, supporters?
  4. From a UK perspective, allowing politicians...

    From a UK perspective, allowing politicians stepping down to pardon random criminals seems beyond bizarre.

    Isn’t there any keenness in US to cease the practice?
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    I’d suggest it’s all about finding a regime,...

    I’d suggest it’s all about finding a regime, which encourages near universal vaccination, which feels acceptable to the large majority of people.

    If you look at analogy with smoking mentioned by...
  6. A few million? Its not a numbers game…but...

    A few million?

    Its not a numbers game…but highest estimate of all deaths..direct and indirect fall well short of a million. But…more to the point, if foreign people dying as a result of...
  7. Specifically why? Did he pass any legislation...

    Specifically why?

    Did he pass any legislation that blatantly discriminated against minority groups? Did he use racist language?

    On the surface…I can’t see any obvious reason why he’d be...
  8. Yes, I agree. Nothing is ever going to be...

    Yes, I agree.

    Nothing is ever going to be absolutely perfect…but things could realistically be much better….and wealthy countries perhaps ought to be able to improve things more quickly.
  9. I doubt if there’s a non racist country in the...

    I doubt if there’s a non racist country in the world. Look at any country I know of and there is some ethnic (and gender bias), some groups get more favourable treatment.

    I’d go further, and say...
  10. My gut reaction is “nowhere near”. Nigel...

    My gut reaction is “nowhere near”.

    Nigel Farage played a much larger part, for example. And…of course..David Cameron was instrumental in bringing about the vote in the first place, a more...
  11. Justice League v The Legion Just the title...

    Justice League v The Legion

    Just the title makes me smile, feeling the warm glow inside that I’ll never read it, let alone buy it.

    I’m going to suggest that you can almost instantly access...
  12. A chunk of the current negative opinion centres...

    A chunk of the current negative opinion centres on Boris himself…I think it’s got to point where a lot of his own party would like to jettison him because they believe Conservative Party popularity...
  13. Not sure what proportion of blame Boris should...

    Not sure what proportion of blame Boris should take for “Brexit fiasco”. There were a lot of fingers in that pie, and he wasn’t PM at time of vote.

    In general I think in/ out was a closer issue...
  14. Boris Johnson is starting to look like...

    Boris Johnson is starting to look like Trump-lite….maybe a bit more amusing speaker than the Donald, but probably an even bigger liar, and I think has an even bigger contempt for public opinion.
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    Yes. It’s not surprising. Unfortunately as I...

    Yes. It’s not surprising.

    Unfortunately as I get older also get grumpier and have been known to moan a bit about what a few high profile sportsmen do...but give the far younger 20 year old me the...
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    He did throw a racket in the French...

    He did throw a racket in the French Open..narrowly missing a line judge. Think he got away with a warning that time.

    Then later in an American Open, frustrated with losing a point, he took a hard...
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    See Noval Djokovic has managed to over-turn (for...

    See Noval Djokovic has managed to over-turn (for now) Australian governments attempt to deport him…thereby allowing him to play in Australian Tennis Open in spite of his unvaccinated status.

    He...
  18. But having a specific law (rather than a general...

    But having a specific law (rather than a general framework for all damaging untrue reckless statements) does not do anything to change that.

    Germany has a specific law, the UK doesn’t…but I don’t...
  19. Is it? Why?

    Is it? Why?
  20. Except it seems profoundly strange that such a...

    Except it seems profoundly strange that such a specific law is necessary. Is there actually that many people that would deny the holocaust without the law? And a significant number of people daft...
  21. I agree. The incidence of any one changing their...

    I agree. The incidence of any one changing their opinion on basis of discussions on these threads is as rare as rocking horse droppings.

    And there’s the obvious fact that the site moderators have...
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    I do. The only comic run I’m reading at moment is...

    I do. The only comic run I’m reading at moment is the old Sandman Mystery Theatre run. No doubt “batteries” will recharge slowly and will read a few more in a year or three.
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    A ton. Coming back from the dead. All the...

    A ton.

    Coming back from the dead.

    All the main characters being better looking than Hollywood stars.

    Never growing old, never retiring.

    Batman routinely doing things no one without powers...
  24. Can you outline a convincing narrative where...

    Can you outline a convincing narrative where because the events had gone differently on 6th January, the Donald would be acting as President today?

    I can’t think of any.

    Say the rioters had...
  25. See the luck of the Maxwells may be about to...

    See the luck of the Maxwells may be about to strike again.

    The BBC have reported that a couple of the jurors in the Ghislaine Maxwell case have subsequently admitted that they were child abuse...
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