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Maybe. Bannon keeps going on about a book called the Fourth Turning, claiming that around every 70 years there will be major political catastrophe. He thinks it means a war with China, I'd say liberal democracy ripping itself apart is more likely. The book is probably shite, haven't read it, but it would be timely for Scottish Enlightenment 2.0 to make a global impact again.

Think it’s going to happen, a second Scottish Enlightenment sounds good. Would love to be the country that becomes more compassionate as every other becomes a seething right wing mess.

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2 minutes ago, BawWatchin said:

So the earth was flat, just because there was no alternative evidence at the time to suggest otherwise? So pre-500bc flat earthers were right? Wow.

... you do know that it is a myth that most people believed the earth was flat, right? There was already overwhelming evidence that the earth was spherical by the time people started wondering.

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51 minutes ago, Inanimate Carbon Rod said:

Are we heading for a new dark ages?

We were in an age where the internet  was heralded as a great levelller that shed light on things and introduced new perspectives we could all reach consensus on. But the rate and intensity was such we couldn't handle that. So now we're in an age where different bubbles believe only what supports their world view. We're moving from that into an age in which it will be trivially easy to manufacture news, events, information and the only defense against it will be to go outside and talk to people face to face, to see for yourself. That's a long way from ideal. I'm quite terrified by some technological developments because there is no way on earth they will not be exploited by various actors.

Examples:

Can you tell the real photos from the generated ones in this paper? I can't. https://arxiv.org/pdf/1812.04948.pdf

Can you imagine this becoming so sophisticated you couldn't tell it was fake? I can.

 

 

 

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20 minutes ago, MixuFixit said:

Trump will find it hard to match this extract from Obama’s final State of the Union address.

 

I totally agree.

 

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On 24/01/2019 at 18:38, welshbairn said:

even Blair should know that his name behind anything is toxic unless he's flogging PR to a dictator.

On that note...

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Even when he’s trying to have an influence on frontline politics again he can’t resist cuddling up to the fash :lol: 

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His face looks like he knows the photo is a bad idea but he desperately wants a piece of destroying the the Amazon rainforest and the indigenous people who live there so f**k it..... cheese.

 

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Definitely looks like the Tories are going to be whipped to support the Murrison amendment.  Absolute desperation from May and total dishonesty too.

If this happens and she wants to return to Europe I hope they don’t even meet with her, just tell her that it’s not up for discussion.

 

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Interesting that ardent Brexiteer James Dyson announced moving his base to Singapore a few months after they signed a free trade deal with the EU, whilst advocating a no deal exit for the UK.

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Nice to see vile James Delingpole got his arse handed to him on This Week last night. Rest of it is on iplayer.

https://twitter.com/BrexitBin/status/1088811264736931842

And here's him crying about it to Breitbart.

https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2019/01/25/my-car-crash-interview-bbc-andrew-neil/

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23 minutes ago, doulikefish said:

David Davis was on the ball about this, as usual.

Are the Leaver c***s ever going to be pulled up on the drivel they were spouting? It should be headline news. But Meghan Markle's got a new fucking handbag...

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18 minutes ago, welshbairn said:

Nice to see vile James Delingpole got his arse handed to him on This Week last night. Rest of it is on iplayer.

https://twitter.com/BrexitBin/status/1088811264736931842

And here's him crying about it to Breitbart.

https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2019/01/25/my-car-crash-interview-bbc-andrew-neil/

The main issue with "unilateral free trade" is that it's absolutely bonkers. No wonder it's difficult to defend. If people were spouting the same kind of shite about, for example, climate change they'd be banned from the TV.

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1 hour ago, Joey Jo Jo Junior Shabadoo said:

The main issue with "unilateral free trade" is that it's absolutely bonkers. No wonder it's difficult to defend. If people were spouting the same kind of shite about, for example, climate change they'd be banned from the TV.

Not necessarily. The BBC, for example, in its never-ending quest of pretending to be neutral, has (until recently) ensured that climate change denial got an equal amount of airtime to the facts. They do it all the time.

"Here's Dr John McWeather, with two PhDs in climatology, here to explain why climate change is happening. And to debate him, we have Gammon McGammon, a 'man with a van' who specialises in fly-tipping, who says climate change isn't happening because it's cold outside today"

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Before he went insane Graham Linehan did a good bit where he was invited onto the Today programme and fucked off halfway through because he said their adversarial format was ridiculous. Right enough.

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4 minutes ago, MixuFixit said:

Before he went insane Graham Linehan did a good bit where he was invited onto the Today programme and fucked off halfway through because he said their adversarial format was ridiculous. Right enough.

Have to say I like Robert Peston's Wednesday night show on STV for its less hostile approach, but it's great to see numpties who blag their way through life trying to be controversial without knowing what they're talking about ripped a new one occasionally. Here's another time for James.

 

https://twitter.com/ret_ward/status/1088736210405785600

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I'd agree if only there was the slightest possibility that permanently discredited figures might withdraw from public life.

Hordes of gammons with internet connections have ruined that concept sadly.

The James Delingpoles and Andrew Neils of the world will continue to be paid handsomely.

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