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Do owls exist ?

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Are there hats ?
Are there hats ?

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Deep thoughts, Polus. Deep, deep thoughts.


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Can we temporarily revert to classical Roman realpolitik, intercept the letter and burn it ? Pretty please ?

Someone said recently that it's important to follow intelligent media you disagree with. In this I fully agree. The problem is that for Brexit there really doesn't appear to be any intelligent media; they are all mad as clams and don't make sense. This is what the Prime Minister - supposedly an intelligent woman, but actually a mad old bat, had to say :

"And, now that the decision has been made to leave the EU, it is time to come together."
An lo, my stock responses prepared for arguing with idiots on the internet are entirely applicable :

And then, a campaigner on national frickin' media has this pearl of wisdom to impart :
"Unpatriotic, pro-EU fanatics will continue to try to derail or, at the very least, delay Brexit," the group's co-chairman, Richard Tice, warned.

And people wonder why I'm angry.

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"Is there a rule that says political coverage must be dull or has a po-faced BBC and left-wing commentariat, so obsessed by the Daily Mail, lost all sense of humour… and proportion?"

Wait, what ? You just said that Brexit was less important than politician's legs... and you're saying your critics have lost a sense of proportion ? Lordy.

He added: "It appeared in an 84-page paper disgusting rag packed with important news manipulative drivel and analysis racist opinions, a front page exclusive on cost-cutting in the NHS [that was given much less space than the "legs-it" headline] and a health supplement devoted to women's health issues [which are usually little better than homoeopathic twaddle].

Ed Miliband quipped: "The 1950s called and asked for their headline back. #everydaysexism".

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+Gilmoure deTrimar provides the exact opposite to +Sakari Maaranen's adorable humans.

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Bloody idiot, that's a cobra...

Via +Ralph H.

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Worth reading just for this :

The President’s budget reflects a consistent and fundamental vision about American strength that is fundamentally at odds with a vision presented by almost 50 years ago by the physicist Robert Wilson, the first director of the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory near Chicago at which a large particle accelerator was being built. When testifying before Congress about the machine and its cost, Wilson was asked if it completion would aid in the defense of the nation. His answer is striking.

"No Sir…I don’t believe so…. It has only to do with the respect with which we regard one another, the dignity of men, our love of culture... It has to do with are we good painters, good sculptors, great poets? I mean all the things we really venerate in our country and are patriotic about. It has nothing to do directly with defending our country except to make it worth defending."

And yet...

Whether future historians will view the United States as a truly great nation will not depend upon our military strength or our ability to successfully assimilate immigrants, any more than we celebrate the greatness of ancient Greece or Rome by counting their military victories.

I suppose strictly speaking no, not by counting their military victories, that would be silly. But without military victories there would have been no Greece or Rome in the first place.

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Look at him go !
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