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« on: 17/04/2008 09:05:43 »
As if inhabitants of Iraq don't have enough to worry about, they are now being compelled to wear seat belts in cars under a new law that has just been passed.

Doesn't the Iraqi government have more important matters to discuss and rectify?
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« Reply #1 on: 17/04/2008 13:13:39 »
Like the people blowing themselves up? That might be important.
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« Reply #2 on: 17/04/2008 13:25:48 »
yeah, if you're caught blowing yourself up you should be heavily fined

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« Reply #3 on: 17/04/2008 13:36:13 »
yeah, if you're caught blowing yourself up you should be heavily fined
lol. You have a point.
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« Reply #4 on: 17/04/2008 16:30:23 »
It may not be such a bad law as there could be a number of other advantages to it besides driving safety.



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« Reply #5 on: 18/04/2008 00:05:36 »
Suicide car bombers would have to be careful that they didn't get stoped by the police for not wearing a belt.
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« Reply #6 on: 18/04/2008 22:35:19 »
we should be happy that the government is making any headway at being functional.  just because they aren't passing the more important legislation that they need to pass, doesn't mean this isn't a good law.  Some progress is better than NO progress.
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« Reply #7 on: 18/04/2008 23:32:18 »
Oh, I agree with that. But this measure reeks of being a bit of make-up where drastic surgery is required.
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« Reply #8 on: 19/04/2008 01:17:20 »
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« Reply #9 on: 22/04/2008 20:28:27 »
Jimmy Saville will be very pleased.

Surely you would be safer without the seatbelt on as you could leap out quicker if a roadside bomb goes off.
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« Reply #10 on: 23/04/2008 13:30:32 »
Jimmy Saville will be very pleased.

Surely you would be safer without the seatbelt on as you could leap out quicker if a roadside bomb goes off.
But if you want to jump out of your car, run toward the ambassador and blow yourself up, you'd have to unclip yourself.
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« Reply #11 on: 26/04/2008 16:48:05 »
Insanity rules the world - not reason.
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« Reply #12 on: 26/04/2008 17:05:32 »
*nods in tacit agreement*
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« Reply #13 on: 26/04/2008 17:18:33 »
What about the Iraqis have a peaceful life first before they think of  seatbelts.
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« Reply #14 on: 26/04/2008 21:07:13 »
I've heard it is getting even more exciting out there. The Turks are now sending bombs over into Iraq as the Kurds have been causing a bit of boarder agro. What a great place to live. I sometimes think that only a nasty dictator could keep the lid on a country like this. Democracy just aint gonna cut the mustard.
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« Reply #15 on: 26/04/2008 22:47:48 »
Seatbelts are restraining devices and as most kidnaps and car hijackings are from people being dragged from vehicles this could help stop that happening.

Its not about speed or crashes as most traffic there is very slow,  its just a simple safety measure that may help.

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« Reply #16 on: 27/04/2008 00:24:19 »
It isn't going to matter in a few months. Before Dubya leaves office he is going to attack Iran and Syria - the propaganda buildup is getting more intense. he US Defense Department released photographs of the "Korean Built" reactor the Israelis attacked in Syria 9 months ago. And the talk of the poorly kept promise of the Iranians to dismantle their nuclear reactor is causing a LOT of saber rattling and war-mongering by the far right and the Bush Administration is almost cacaphonic on some of the new-channels here (FOX - Rupert Murdock's yellow journalism network)

I truly believe that George Bush is a fundamentalist Christian who believes that an all out war in the Middle East will cause the second coming of Christ. Talk about cutting off your nose to spite your face.



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« Reply #17 on: 27/04/2008 00:57:02 »
Then how come if Israel is a nuclear country do they never allow the UN inspectors in. I guess it's because they come from another country eg USA. GW is not the the brightest guy around but to do that and lose all of the US's oil. odd things politics
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« Reply #18 on: 27/04/2008 17:16:16 »
GB is that dumb and so are his cadre. Dick Chaney can see a profit for Halliburton in doing this so it will more than likely happen. The huge corporations really don't care about us, just themselves.
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« Reply #19 on: 27/04/2008 20:50:23 »
The second coming is supposed to come after a row about oil and revaluations mentions food shortages. WWWWWWoooooooooo!
More rice anyone?
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« Reply #20 on: 27/04/2008 21:51:39 »
Are you ready ???????

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« Reply #21 on: 28/04/2008 20:11:26 »
Some good that will do you when you are disintigrating after a nuclear bomb and just a shadow of a man sitting cross legged wearing a Stetson is left behind.
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« Reply #22 on: 28/04/2008 20:50:41 »
Why detonate a bomb in Korea or Iran on a nuclear area when all that'll do is to eradicate the world to nowt.

Bush is interested in oil, oil and money not the environment or
the welfare of the Iraqis let alone his own people. (sorry US TNS)
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« Reply #23 on: 28/04/2008 21:00:58 »
Nice use of the word nowt. Will US TNS understand that?
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« Reply #24 on: 28/04/2008 21:37:06 »
Why detonate a bomb in Korea or Iran on a nuclear area when all that'll do is to eradicate the world to nowt.

Bush is interested in oil, oil and money not the environment or
the welfare of the Iraqis let alone his own people. (sorry US TNS)


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« Reply #25 on: 29/04/2008 21:34:54 »
Make any more endorsements and we'll have to call you Victor Kiam (not sure about the spelling of his name?)
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« Reply #26 on: 29/04/2008 22:43:47 »
Victor Kayam R.I.P.
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« Reply #27 on: 29/04/2008 22:44:46 »
He's had his last close shave then.
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« Reply #28 on: 29/04/2008 22:45:23 »
You muppet!
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« Reply #29 on: 29/04/2008 22:47:54 »
I'm Gonzo the weirdo.
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« Reply #30 on: 30/04/2008 16:21:35 »
No I live in the garbage can.
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« Reply #31 on: 30/04/2008 16:32:10 »
No I live in the garbage can.
It's impossble to follow you two.
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« Reply #32 on: 30/04/2008 22:41:38 »
No I live in the garbage can.
He was in sesame street. What was his name. I think he was a grouch but that wasn't his name.
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« Reply #33 on: 30/04/2008 23:03:53 »
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« Reply #34 on: 30/04/2008 23:04:43 »
...and he does remind me of JimBob!
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« Reply #35 on: 01/05/2008 00:01:43 »
What, You wild woman are you impuning my character, woman - COOKIES!!!!
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« Reply #36 on: 01/05/2008 05:25:47 »
Then how come if Israel is a nuclear country do they never allow the UN inspectors in. I guess it's because they come from another country eg USA. GW is not the the brightest guy around but to do that and lose all of the US's oil. odd things politics

Israel got clever - it never signed the non-proliferation treaty, so it can do what it likes (it always has anyway).  The Arab states all signed up to the non-proliferation treaty, so are bound by its terms.  Iran did threaten to revoke its commitment to the non-proliferation treaty, but so far has not done anything about it.

The nuclear non-proliferation treaty does allow for the peaceful use of nuclear technology, but as we saw with Iraq, you may not even have any nuclear technology at all, but how do you prove a negative, particularly if the USA will adamantly insist you are always hiding something no matter how much searching leads to a negative result.
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« Reply #37 on: 02/05/2008 16:57:42 »
George - The USA wasn't looking for nuclear weapons in Iraq; it was looking for NEW KILLER weapons.  [:D]
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« Reply #38 on: 02/05/2008 17:41:19 »
George - The USA wasn't looking for nuclear weapons in Iraq; it was looking for NEW KILLER weapons.  [:D]
What?
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« Reply #39 on: 02/05/2008 19:11:32 »
Think of the lowest form of pastry - a bun, I mean pun.
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« Reply #40 on: 05/05/2008 13:20:50 »
Think of the lowest form of pastry - a bun, I mean pun.
Oh I see. It's one of those jokes you get, but it isn't funny.
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« Reply #41 on: 05/05/2008 16:49:09 »
It is very British humour, we are a little less obvious. I'm not including Benny Hill in this. I thought George Bush was looking for his 'Big Bird sings the alphabet' CDs. His assistant said she had put them in a rack but he misheard her. 
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« Reply #42 on: 05/05/2008 17:32:08 »
George Bush thinks Big Bird is his aunt and does not know how to use a CD player because he hasn't had the 20 week training course on CD use for the "mentally challenged."
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« Reply #43 on: 05/05/2008 20:14:14 »
George Bush thinks Big Bird is his aunt and does not know how to use a CD player because he hasn't had the 20 week training course on CD use for the "mentally challenged."

Jim, on the other hand, passed with flying colours.
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« Reply #44 on: 06/05/2008 02:35:30 »
Yes, I am sorry I had to leave you behind in the remedial class. Better luck next time Doc.
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« Reply #45 on: 06/05/2008 17:29:55 »
George Bush thinks Big Bird is his aunt and does not know how to use a CD player because he hasn't had the 20 week training course on CD use for the "mentally challenged."

Jim, on the other hand, passed with flying colours.
Yes, I am sorry I had to leave you behind in the remedial class. Better luck next time Doc.

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« Reply #46 on: 06/05/2008 22:24:58 »
Think of the lowest form of pastry - a bun, I mean pun.
Oh I see. It's one of those jokes you get, but it isn't funny.

I'm a little late, but I thought it was funny!


It is very British humour, we are a little less obvious. I'm not including Benny Hill in this. I thought George Bush was looking for his 'Big Bird sings the alphabet' CDs. His assistant said she had put them in a rack but he misheard her. 

....and so was that!
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« Reply #47 on: 07/05/2008 04:42:09 »
When the Beaver (I am lovingly referring to both  of course to the TV classic "Leave It To Beaver and its star as well as Doctor Beaver) stops posting to a subject where he and I have traded insults it means he is sulking. He has no direct retort. He has lost the battle.

Just a bit of info for you who do not know him well.
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« Reply #48 on: 07/05/2008 07:50:31 »
When the Beaver (I am lovingly referring to both  of course to the TV classic "Leave It To Beaver and its star as well as Doctor Beaver) stops posting to a subject where he and I have traded insults it means he is sulking. He has no direct retort. He has lost the battle.

Just a bit of info for you who do not know him well.

What it means is that some of us have work to do. Unlike you, I don't have time to spend half my waking hours on TNS and the other half fantasising about having a gneiss time with limestone.
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« Reply #49 on: 07/05/2008 10:14:26 »
I am having a gneiss time with work myself. I can just accomplish more as it seems I don't need to sleep.

So where is the retort, rodent?
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