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Re: Is this a conspiracy?

With the country split more or less straight down the middle there seems no solution that would please everybody. It's an impossible situation.


I think Douglas Adams would probably come up with a suitable slant on the situation - his philosophers objecting to finding the Answer to Life, the Universe and Everything for instance - "We demand rigidly defined areas of doubt and uncertainty!"
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Re: Is this a conspiracy?

@ pdk42: I'm in complete agreement and couldn't have put it better.

People tend to forget that in any discussion, especially when it comes to politics and religion is a three edged sword. Opinions on the left and opinions on the right and somewher in the middle, is the truth.

As for DC, I think we should give Guido Fawkes a rest and put a different effigy on the bonfires... three guesses... and the first two don't count.

If that doesn't work, we could always ask a certain Amaz-ing company to do a Trump brush version of 'call me Dave.' with toilet rolls to match.
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Almost half (47%) of leave voters believe the government has deliberately concealed the truth about how many immigrants live in the UK, versus 14% of remain voters.
They can't hide what they don't know in the first place.

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Re: Is this a conspiracy?

Interesting article:

https://www.theguardian.com/commenti...arch-fake-news
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A smattering of factual news is the insidious part of any fake news item. IE: I don't believe the government are hiding immigrations facts, but I do believe they don't know the real figures. Add to this mix, about them not being on Joe Public's wavelength - which I believe to be true, just makes fake news all the more believable.

If I'm wrong, then like most folks, I do like a good conspiracy.
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It's the anti vaccine cranks who wind me up. Drive a car dangerously, and you can go to jail. Convince your mates that vaccines don’t work (or worse) and that is fine though the consequences can be as bad. I’ve already a “freind” un-friend me on Facebook over this (asked her how she could live with herself if she’d become an unwitting child killer). Who should we trust in matters of health? Someone with years of education and experience, or a ******* know-nothing imbecile who’s idea of critical thinking is pretty much anything they’re told by people they like? The worst part of all this? The so called Libertarians are the prime enablers of these idiots. I’d never trust a Libertarian with my liberty (or my health).

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Re: Is this a conspiracy?

Far more people trust a 'celebrity' or a 'friend' on Facebook than medical professionals it seems.
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This forum would be wise to scrap political discussions.
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Happy to move on to religion if you think that would go better.
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God, no!

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Happy to move on to religion if you think that would go better.
The best value for money is 'entertaining' the disciples of the Jehovah Witness crew. After 30 minutes, they're clawing at the Windows and doors to be released. Amen
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O not again . This is the Lounge, you're not obliged to read it.
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O not again . This is the Lounge, you're not obliged to read it.
Exactly Otto, well said

The problem is, if they didn't read it, they would have no reason to moan and their life would seem so unfulfilled

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Happy to move on to religion if you think that would go better.
All for it - bring it on!

I gave up praying over 70 years ago when I realised that I was talking to myself. I'm right up there with Christopher Hitchins and Richard Dawkins!

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