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  1. 17 points
    Exit to menu and reload save from before the international break.
  2. 15 points
    This is completely true in the same way that all Christians are kiddy fiddlers.
  3. 13 points
    I think most people would agree that the Westboro Baptist church does not represent the views of the millions of Christians in the world.
  4. 10 points
    LOL @ people trying to edge a moral highground here
  5. 10 points
    This cartoon sums up so much. Please, please can the #ParisAttacks not slam the door in the faces of the desperate.
  6. 9 points
    Oh well, that's jolly magnanimous of you mate. To be clear though, what you actually wrote was stop all immigration because the country's full. So you might want to consider either changing what you write, or what you think, because currently they appear to be two completely different things. On a more general note, I hate conversations like these, and if it seems like I'm responding angrily to you, it's because I am angry. They occur in the pub with depressing frequency. They used to be had with acquaintances with obvious racist sympathies (people who also complimented the BNP) but nowadays I end up having them with people who are closer and closer to the centre of the political spectrum, often people who are actually even aware of my situation, and have met my partner, and they always go the same way: Loudmouth: We need to stop all immigration! It should literally be zero! The country is full, and immigrants are criminals and terrorists! Me: Obviously, that's a terrible idea which I can't support. Frankly, I find it pretty offensive you'd say that to me when I'm getting married to ________ and you know we want to live in this country. Also, you've met her, and you know she isn't a criminal or a terrorist. Loudmouth: Oh, but of course I don't mean ______! How could you think I mean that? You know what I mean. Me: Firstly, what you mean and what you say seem to be completely different things. Secondly, am I supposed to just ignore the heavy implication that you just don't want any more brown people in the country? ******************************************************** It turns out running a complex democracy is difficult. Government is actually quite hard. They can't write laws which are then interpreted according to what everybody just 'knows full well' is the actual idea behind them. People might not have white westerners or people marrying long-term partners in mind when they say 'stop all immigration' but those words have a meaning, one that is not particularly hard to discern, and if the government pass a law saying 'literally zero immigration as of now', I can't then take a petition to the government asking them to consider my case, and expect them to say 'oh yes of course, you know full well we didn't mean her'. On the last page, Davkaus said that people making pronouncements like these simply haven't got as far as thinking through any of the consequences of what they say. Which is (almost always) true. But to be honest, I don't have any sympathy for it, nor do I feel particularly bad about taking it personally when the shit people are demanding would affect me personally. To be honest, splitting up families and forcing people (including people you know, people in your community, people who also attend VP) to make a choice between their country and their family isn't a particularly complex second-order consequence of stopping all immigration, so if people can't even think that far ahead then they should really consider their aptitude for political decision-making.
  7. 8 points
    We can't keep our current immigration policy, it's absurd, barely a week goes by without a Muslim blowing me up.
  8. 7 points
    When I tried to end my own life about 18 months ago I remember thinking about all the possible things that people would remember me by. I confided in my best friend at the time and he dealt with it in the best way possible. He just said "look Sam, I'm not completing Skyrim without you" Made me realise people need you. However small. Since then, my life has turned around and I've been able to conquer all demons. Now, I just think what a stupid **** I was.
  9. 6 points
    Do you only get your news from The Sun or something? If Christians never commit acts of violence then why have Christian nations repeatedly invaded the Middle East? ISIS spung out of an area without a government which only existed because the west bombed the shit out of the governments that were there. Hindus? Narendra Modi (PM of India) is in the country at the moment, he held a big rally at Wembley on Friday night while the attacks were taking place in Paris and just look at his previous when he was Governor of Gujarat, there are a lot of people who insist he was involved in a state sponsored Hindu massacre of Muslims back then and even if that's not the case I don't think you can argue that he didn't just stand and watch it happen. I
  10. 6 points
    I took one line because it represented, I thought, the basis for the rest of what you were saying. I wasn't offended by it but I disagreed with what you said and where your argument began and ended. The 'self-policing' line can and does only go so far. Gathering whole groups of people together who may have nothing more in common than the wider religion they follow or the football team they support and expecting those groups to 'self-police' or face consequences will inevitably lead to resentment (at first then probably more later) towards those who pursue that end from those who are not responsible for the actions that are being 'rooted out'. In a situation where it's detention for all or a fine for the club then it doesn't really matter (though it can and should give one an appreciation of how stupid it is), where one is attempting to encourage people to feel part of the society to which they belong and not push them away and disenfranchise them then it's very counter-productive and dangerous. If I were to chuck a pound on who was getting het up here then I wouldn't be putting it on me.
  11. 6 points
    He's French and the French FA are dealing with him in France right now are they not? I think that country and the people in it have more pressing concerns right now.
  12. 5 points
    'An Hano's point was far from fair. Its the typical come back comment. There's is a complete difference in trying to get your fiancee in the country to letting thousands of refugees in the country everyday.' (foreveryoung) ***************************************************************************************** I didn't, even once, mention refugees. I mentioned 'immigration', which was a response to was a comment saying 'stop all immigration'. I didn't need to mention refugees, because refugees are only one type of immigrant, but, as is painfully obvious, 'stop all immigration' doesn't distinguish between different types of immigration. Foreveryoung, maybe you should take some time to read the last two pages of thread and follow the conversation that actually happened, rather than imagining a conversation and then responding to it. I wasn't discussing refugees at all.
  13. 5 points
    He certainly was 'involved', as he was the Premier of Gujarat at the time. He has been legally cleared of any responsibility for the intercommunal violence that followed, though that court decision has been credibly accused of suppression of evidence and political influence. In 2002, a train carrying Hindu pilgrims was set on fire. In retaliation, Hindus in Gujarat began a pogrom of violence against the state's Muslim community. Somewhere between 500 and 2000 Muslims were killed, many of them set on fire. Other tactics used were acid attacks, flooding homes, electrocuting people and a widespread campaign of rape and sexual violence, including parading naked women through towns and villages before beheading or burning them. Women and children were in fact frequently specifically targeted. People from all kinds of backgrounds do really, really horrible stuff in the name of religion. It certainly isn't limited to Muslims.
  14. 5 points
    I hear what you are saying , but they are just kids at the end of the day... When my cat of 21 years died and we had to bury him in the garden , do you think it was the appropriate time to tell my distraught kids who wanted to light candles and say a prayer that there is no God ? Bad news kids great nanny has died but don't worry we've found a nic skip we are going to chuck her in .... Religion isn't all mad bad and dangerous ,we'd only find any excuse for killing each other without it .... it's not for me , but if it gives people comfort then good for them, i wouldn't ban it and I certainly won't prevent my kids from learning about it and they can make their own minds up , in the same way I did . At my kids school they teach them about all the religions , I don't have any problem with that , hopefully it will stop them posting ignorant shit on Facebook in years to come !!
  15. 4 points
    The fact that if you are cautious about who comes into this country you are branded a racist in some quarters. Absolute bullshit. I'm not against immigration in the slightest, but I think we need to be sure who exactly is coming into the country.
  16. 4 points
    We are definitely full. Last time I got on an aeroplane out of London pretty much as soon as I was in the air all I could see were these weird masses of green. It was such a strange sight. Must be all the refugee and migrant tents.....
  17. 4 points
    I don't think that goes far enough ruge. Firstly we must close all borders, especially to anyone looking or sounding a bit muslimy. But many are already here. So I'd also advise rounding up all Muslims, and Muslim sympathisers, and putting them all into some form of grouped camp. A concentration of people, if you will. It's both for 'our' good, and 'their' good. It's the only way. Then after a while, send them all 'home'. It r really is the only answer.
  18. 4 points
    I went to the gym the other day and there was a jacked meatwad on the bench next to me who'd throw his dumbbells onto the ground every time he finished a set. Not just drop them, but throw them. There was directionality involved. This guy could crush my skull with his bare hands, mind you. I asked him, "Is there any reason you're throwing your weights?" He said, "I like it. It's easier for me. Is it bothering you?" I said, "It just seems a bit...excessive." I think he was trying to decide whether or not to crush my skull with his bare hands, but he eventually decided to rack the weights back up and walk over to the treadmills. I'd had half a mind to say, "Well, then maybe you should use lighter weights," or, "I just thought I should let you know you're being 'that guy'," but if I had, I might not be writing you right now. I may go to the gym, but man, I can't stand gym guys.
  19. 4 points
    Yes, I'm sure we all experienced collective punishment at school. It was stupid then and it's stupid now.
  20. 4 points
    No, sending people back into the arms of your enemy is a brilliant idea.
  21. 3 points
    Bit of difference between teaching kids about religions and teaching them that the word of a religion is an absolute truth.
  22. 3 points
    The majority of Christians say that you have to believe in Jebus to have eternal life. That's it. It doesn't matter what you've done. It's an exclusive club which includes Hitler and a lot of kiddy fiddlers. We encourage people who think this is moral to run our schools. Why do we allow our kids to be educated to believe some fairy tales are "true"? We have to stop religion (any religion) having any kind of privilege. There is no place for religion in the running of any state. My taxes should not be used to indoctrinate children. Don't get me started on religions not paying tax while taxing their followers. That's for a different thread.
  23. 3 points
    Sorry have to stop you there Dubbs.. but massive R.I.P and thoughts from everyone on Villatalk to people who lost their lives and everyone affected including families and the unfortunate in France but... This happened a day before this happened regarding Amavi and is football not politics and people on here in the AMAVI thread have asked questions a regarding how he is doing no need to attack people in Amavi thread because it's something that should be for off topic thread on here/ Sorry if offending you but absolutely no need to attack people when this is Villa only talk.. R.I.P to all affected and their families x
  24. 3 points
    "Sorry kids, Daddy can't come with us to our new life in Europe. Just in case he scares the locals."
  25. 2 points
    Corrected for you as you obviously got the signs mixed up

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