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  1. In UK I worked in both private and public sector,...

    In UK I worked in both private and public sector, so I know there is a lot of wasteful spending in both sectors...indeed the most wasteful spending I saw was in the private sector.

    In spite of...
  2. In my own history classes at school (in UK) we...

    In my own history classes at school (in UK) we got nowhere near any 20th century events...school covered stuff like Spanish Armada, Napoleonic Wars. The American War of Independence was regarded as a...
  3. I’m sceptical about that. That may be the...

    I’m sceptical about that.

    That may be the vocalised reasons...ones that appear semi-respectable.

    But surely the massive majority of people that don’t vote for Joe B will do so because deep down...
  4. Thread: In Memoriam

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    Just had a quick google...looks like it’s based...

    Just had a quick google...looks like it’s based on same book as the Powell and Pressburger film...which by coincidence I’d made a “mental note” to view sometime soon (just on basis really enjoyed the...
  5. Thread: In Memoriam

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    She had a wonderful sense of humour, and pretty...

    She had a wonderful sense of humour, and pretty sure her first love was the theatre.

    She must have been working (on tv at least) until very near the end, because she is currently appearing as Mrs...
  6. Is it really conceivable Republican Party would...

    Is it really conceivable Republican Party would let him stand again??

    He’d be an unfit 78 year old, some one who lost with all the advantages of being incumbent, with no long firm ties to the...
  7. I do not suppose that he has coveted his...

    I do not suppose that he has coveted his neighbours ox...but wouldn’t be that surprised if he has broken the other 9.
  8. Surely his health has got to “factor in” at some...

    Surely his health has got to “factor in” at some point as well? I certainly wouldn’t like to be his insurer.
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    Well, not in DCU anyway...it sounds very much...

    Well, not in DCU anyway...it sounds very much like what happened in some of the Marvel big events.

    Very understandable mistake to make...I tend to avoid big event comics...they all seem similar to...
  10. I agree that in USA one extreme outweighs the...

    I agree that in USA one extreme outweighs the other. (World wide, in last 100 years, think the two extremes are equally bad.)

    But do you actually find it impossible to condemn the looting and...
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    Never read any of the Golden Age material...but...

    Never read any of the Golden Age material...but think he could change way his face looked.

    I suppose one thing I miss from the Silver Age was way Red Kryptonite could bring about amazing temporary...
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    The relentless powering up of the human...

    The relentless powering up of the human characters and introduction of character after character has made it much more difficult to keep a balance (compared to the early days of Marvel).
  13. Depends what you mean by “equivalence” I suppose....

    Depends what you mean by “equivalence” I suppose.

    I think it would be difficult to argue that America’s far left is as numerous and damaging as Amercas far left.

    But there have been incredibly...
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    Yes. Saying anything is over-rated is...

    Yes.

    Saying anything is over-rated is something I try to avoid on common sense view that most views of artistic endeavour are subjective...and certainly if something is widely popular and gives...
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    Does over-rated ever mean anything except it’s...

    Does over-rated ever mean anything except it’s something other people love or like more than the “critic”??

    Put it this way I’ve yet to see anybody ever justify “over-rated” by any scientific...
  16. DC physical comics has been in an almost...

    DC physical comics has been in an almost inevitable spiral of decline for over 20 years. Success...if defined...as getting back to previous eras levels of sales was just about impossible. (If that...
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    Okay...now let’s get a serious argument going......

    Okay...now let’s get a serious argument going...

    Who’d wear the bigger red cravat?

    Wally or Barry?

    Joking aside...it’s so irritating that Barry was both brought back at the expense of...
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    We are probably not as far apart as you think....

    We are probably not as far apart as you think. (Though I can see why you’d think that from the specific post I made.)

    I like both Barry and Wally...and actually think replacing Barry worked well. ...
  19. I liked Halo Jones. But..if you looking for a...

    I liked Halo Jones.

    But..if you looking for a good laugh I’d go for Time Twisters and/ or Future Shocks. These are short punchy funny stories about time paradoxes (Time Twisters) or strange things...
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    For what it’s worth, I agree with you on your...

    For what it’s worth, I agree with you on your general line of argument.

    Most people that pursue the line “Wally had a distinct character, Barry is just a generic nice guy” neglect the era of their...
  21. Agreed. And I think Time Twisters and Future...

    Agreed.

    And I think Time Twisters and Future Shock were terrific fun, were punchy and displayed the sense of humour Bored could not detect in some of his other work.

    In general I think Alan M...
  22. That’s about the size of it. Though you would...

    That’s about the size of it.

    Though you would thought that even Republicans realised by now that he’s as useful as a one legged man in an arse kicking contest.
  23. Yes. It cheered me up. I never hope people do...

    Yes. It cheered me up.

    I never hope people do jail time for non violent offences...it’s an awful punishment and far too many people there already...but a massive fine and maybe 6 months of...
  24. But you’re effectively arguing against a straw...

    But you’re effectively arguing against a straw man: the position that ALL regulations are bad. I guess few (if any?) people actually take that position.

    I think it’s certainly possible..actually...
  25. I’m not really convinced that any of the...

    I’m not really convinced that any of the Fantastic Four characters have been any better developed in last 20 years than Sue. They have appeared in more comics other than FF itself that’s...
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