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TCSOTD 2007-03-27

BBC: British government advisers backed methodology behind contentious Iraq death toll study
Craig Murray’s take here
BBC report here

Interview with Neal Asher

Dr Rant agrees with me about ‘National Debates’

Victory in Europe: Round up of PS3 Launch

Bystander’s take on Tony’s New Crime Review
… “bollocks”

UK gov says broken passport system justifies ID cards
… er. No.

Lets have a mass debate

Notwithstanding the appalling and overused pun in the title, this is a serious post. Yesterday I heard someone (I can’t remember who – being on earlies absolutely kills my ability to see through rage when listening to the radio) use the following phrase in reference to the gay adoption media storm that we currently have:

“No matter how you feel on the matter, it is good that this is giving us a chance to have a proper debate”

No. Shut up. This invariably is said by the party who is losing an argument and is playing for time. The last thing that they want is to have a proper debate as then they would be exposed as the idiotic, hypocritical, uninformed and, frankly, worthless people that they are.

A case in point: How many times have members of our what I hesitatingly refer to as government have used this phrase in the last calendar year?

As for the gay adoption row? Show me valid data that it is a bad thing, and not just:

  • some stuff that is based on rumour that you heard at some point.
  • and some study that was performed in the 1970s that, by the way you described it, sounds incredibly dodgy1.
  • telling me that being gay is forbidden by some book written relatively soon after events of 2000 years ago and basing every one of your arguments other than the above made up and outdated studies on that.

…and I might listen. Until then please go away.

1 If someone knows about this study could they let me know – I would be interested to find out about it.

[17:59] edited for overranting – the book in question wasn’t written 2000 years ago.

Published on 2007/01/25 at 14:44 by Toby, tags , ,

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