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  1. “Ron Johnson is using his questioning time during...

    “Ron Johnson is using his questioning time during the Capitol security hearing to promote a conspiracy theory that the January 6 insurrectionists weren't actually Trump supporters, but were...
  2. See the Donald has got to hand over his tax...

    See the Donald has got to hand over his tax returns to prosecutors.

    This is going to be interesting.
  3. But..of course..total population back then was...

    But..of course..total population back then was only around 31 million, so impact was proportionally much worse.
  4. I think thatís done routinely by all sorts of...

    I think thatís done routinely by all sorts of people in all sorts of circumstances. (ďIím doing it for the familyĒ covers a multitude of selfish behaviour.) Itís regrettable, but not, I think vile.
    ...
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    EU has got a wonderful PR machine...the focus is...

    EU has got a wonderful PR machine...the focus is always on the handful of rich prosperous, comparatively tolerant members. Less successful, less tolerant members are conveniently overlooked.

    UK...
  6. I think it would be a profoundly bad idea because...

    I think it would be a profoundly bad idea because of the long term consequences.

    Elected officials have to be accountable to the public for what they do. That would be undermined if on key votes...
  7. Guess being Trumps sidekick is up there with...

    Guess being Trumps sidekick is up there with being Draculaís girlfriend in the danger stakes...if youíre risk averse donít apply for the role.
  8. The thing about giving the money to people that...

    The thing about giving the money to people that actually need it is that the money actually gets spent. Businesses get the money, the money flows through the system and gets spent again. It’s the so...
  9. I know that conditions vary between UK and...

    I know that conditions vary between UK and US..but all the people I know in UK who have stayed in jobs throughout the pandemic have actually been financially better off than iusual.

    That’s been...
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    Agreed. Itís ďhorses for coursesĒ. What Iím...

    Agreed.

    Itís ďhorses for coursesĒ. What Iím primarily looking for when I read mainstream super hero comics is a well written action piece where the established characters act consistent with their...
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    Times cryptic crossword clue today: “Times has...

    Times cryptic crossword clue today: “Times has often run leaders as The Thunderer” (4 letters)

    (Take first letters of the first four words.)
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    Mead, of course...I’d forgotten Mr Aaron’s...

    Mead, of course...I’d forgotten Mr Aaron’s obsession with strong drink...I try to blot out the 40 issues I read.
  13. I’m extremely sceptical whether she’s a spy or...

    I’m extremely sceptical whether she’s a spy or not.

    I actually think it’s pretty unlikely. Ask yourself how likely it is that she’d been allowed to reveal that in open court if she was.

    Far...
  14. There is..of course..a US/UK extradition treaty....

    There is..of course..a US/UK extradition treaty. But yes..I understand that most countries are reluctant to send their citizens abroad to face justice.

    In some ways Iím far more baffled why being...
  15. The Anne Sacoolas case goes from bad to worse. ...

    The Anne Sacoolas case goes from bad to worse.

    First she left UK (after her a road accident in which a youngster died) because she had “diplomatic immunity”.

    Now her lawyers are asking for a...
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    Heís Janeís son when she travelled into the...

    Heís Janeís son when she travelled into the future and had a kid with Kang. He was always a coward until he was possessed one day by the brother of the Phoenix force.

    He then travelled into the...
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    I must admit that my reaction when I read this...

    I must admit that my reaction when I read this thread is: ďThank goodness I donít read many modern super hero comicsĒ.

    I was going to say thatís a terribly negative thought...but actually thereís...
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    What do we expect next? I wouldn’t rule out...

    What do we expect next?

    I wouldn’t rule out Reed Richards turning out to be Odin’s dad...after all Reed always has a time machine or two in basement of Baxter Building.
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    Maybe heís the equivalent of Lex...without the...

    Maybe heís the equivalent of Lex...without the intelligence?
  20. The party that has just become dominant places...

    The party that has just become dominant places its own choices on key committees.

    The precedent for that was set a few thousand years ago!
  21. But the net is multi-national...and thereís a...

    But the net is multi-national...and thereís a fair number of oppressive governments.

    I think this will receive a lot of radio discussion in next few weeks, and will be interested how practical...
  22. In UK..a number of Premiership footballers are...

    In UK..a number of Premiership footballers are getting racial abuse online.

    In UK..itís about the only way you can do it (make unpleasant racial remarks) without expecting fairly swift legal...
  23. Was disappointed that the Biden administration is...

    Was disappointed that the Biden administration is taking the same line on the Harry Dunn/ Anne Sacoolas case as the preceding Trump administration.

    (Harry died on UK road when hit by a car driven...
  24. Yes! Super heroes in real life would be total...

    Yes!

    Super heroes in real life would be total nightmare, this is one of many things Garth Ennis is right about.
  25. Yes..of course..a healthy dollop of “going along...

    Yes..of course..a healthy dollop of “going along with the fun” is needed in all super hero stories.

    But if you look at the three other characters you cite ....for all three there are slightly more...
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