Open Forum – Tuesday

8 August 2017

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32 Comments

  1. lurcher1948

     /  August 8, 2017

    It’s raining at Trumps golf course so he sends out a Twitter storm.He must be bored.

    • Corky

       /  August 8, 2017

      It’s not easy being the President of the most powerful country in the world. And being a billionaire to boot. Twitter is Trumps way of keeping in touch with the little people, Lurchy.

      • Patzcuaro

         /  August 8, 2017

        Probably just away for Trump to let of steam

  2. Gerrit

     /  August 8, 2017

    With the evisceration off the male members from the Greens, either by spine removal or chastised for having a moral standards higher than others,

    Where is Gareth Hughes hiding? Have not seen any comment from him.

    • Kitty Catkin

       /  August 8, 2017

      A man I know bought a rental property. His first (and last tenant) was all right until she decided to stop paying rent and, told him that he had no right to be there (even with notice) because it was ‘her house’. Her living in it made it hers, she believed. He took a step towards her, and she began squawking about sexual harassment and calling the police to charge him with it (he hadn’t touched her) Some hope, he’s gay and has a husband. They finally got her out and put the house on the market immediately.

      GM is trying to buy votes from renters.Next he’ll be wanting landlords and landladies to hand over the house to a tenant whose rent has now covered the cost of the place.

  3. sorethumb

     /  August 8, 2017

    15 Years Later, Why Do We Still Believe in the Blank Slate?

    Take the Nazis: A leader gains power and implements a plan to decimate an entire population whom he believes is conspiring against his people, and because he considers his “race” to be genetically superior. One might pause here, perhaps like the radical scientists and their followers did, and ask: “Well, isn’t it better to believe and enforce that we are all the same? To deter these things from ever happening again?” Pinker then offers his rebuttal: Mao and Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge, who exterminated far more than Hitler did, explicitly endorsed the Blank Slate view of humanity. Believing that all individuals are born equal in tendencies, traits, and talents leaves an adherent of this view to wonder why is it exactly that some do better than others. Class, hidden wealth, cheating, scheming, etcetera are all answers offered in response. Those who were believed to be bourgeoisie carried a permanent stigma in post-revolutionary regimes and were persecuted for being “rich peasants” and privileged.
    https://areomagazine.com/2017/08/02/15-years-later-why-do-we-still-believe-in-the-blank-slate/

    • Kitty Catkin

       /  August 8, 2017

      Pol Pot killed nowhere near as many as Hitler.

  4. Blazer

     /  August 8, 2017

    The Jews were never anywhere near Hitlers priority.It may surprise you to learn that even before McCarthyism,there was the ubiquitous and powerful ‘un american’ investigative agency that had an agenda to root out ‘insurgents’….by fair or foul means.

    • Kitty Catkin

       /  August 8, 2017

      They were indeed a priority-read Mein Kampf or a good history of Nazi Germany.

    • PDB

       /  August 8, 2017

      Yes it has.

      • Kitty Catkin

         /  August 8, 2017

        Colin Craig
        Is very vague
        He thinks he can write
        But his poems are shite,
        He has no ear
        No style at all
        His poem is prose
        That’s chopped up small.

  5. Corky

     /  August 8, 2017

    The Vatican loses its chief Exorcist.

    http://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/world/2016/september/exorcist-who-fought-the-devil-dies-at-91

    Yeah, like there will be a long line of new applicants ready to take up the calling.

  6. lurcher1948

     /  August 8, 2017

    Im early enjoy Gezza

    • Gezza

       /  August 8, 2017

      Cheers Lurch. Legs on two of them are a bit skinny. I don’t think they should give up their day jobs.

      • Kitty Catkin

         /  August 8, 2017

        Skinny or not, I’d be glad if mine still looked as good as that…

        • Gezza

           /  August 8, 2017

          They haven’t got any thighs Kitty. What the hell’s happened to their thighs?

          • Kitty Catkin

             /  August 8, 2017

            They gave them to me.

            • Gezza

               /  August 8, 2017

              How do they look, on❓😳

            • Kitty Catkin

               /  August 8, 2017

              Big.

            • Gezza

               /  August 8, 2017

              Don’t look too bad from here. It’s the personality that counts. If ya not happy, see if ya can give them back.

    • PDB

       /  August 8, 2017

      That was terrible!

  7. Kitty Catkin

     /  August 8, 2017

    I saw the UK kidnap victim on the news, in short shorts, big hair and lownecked blouse that left little to the imagination when she bent down, which she did several times. He ‘pre-prepared statement’ (pre-prepared ???) didn’t sound as if it was being read by someone who had so recently had a terrifying ordeal….can this, by any chance, be a put-up job ?