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Post by pedro on Thu 09 Mar 2017, 11:17 am

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Re: Another Drive4show 'Anything goes' thread

Post by puligny on Wed 15 Mar 2017, 7:07 pm

It was noticeable that he didn't hold Trudeau's hand in the same circumstances. Obviously resolved his fear of steps, or whatever it was! You're right - she kept a low profile, in theory a remainer, but who really knows?

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Re: Another Drive4show 'Anything goes' thread

Post by Diggers on Wed 15 Mar 2017, 7:19 pm

The irony of the modern world, people like Labour policies but apparently they are an unelectable party. Tory policy generally poorly received, for example the NI farce, but apparently utter nonentities like May and Hammond are deemed to be safe hands.
I genuinely don't think this Govt has a clue about Brexit, the hard Brexit line is just posturing while they dither over what kind of deal they actually want.

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Re: Another Drive4show 'Anything goes' thread

Post by Be_the_ball on Wed 15 Mar 2017, 9:02 pm

I see the Dutch have rejected Wilders, thank feck for that!

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Re: Another Drive4show 'Anything goes' thread

Post by navyblueshorts on Wed 15 Mar 2017, 9:39 pm

Be_the_ball wrote:I see the Dutch have rejected Wilders, thank feck for that!
Quite! By quite a margin as well, given what people were predicting might happen...
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Re: Another Drive4show 'Anything goes' thread

Post by Roller_Coaster on Thu 16 Mar 2017, 8:54 am

puligny wrote:It was noticeable that he didn't hold Trudeau's hand in the same circumstances. Obviously resolved his fear of steps, or whatever it was! You're right - she kept a low profile, in theory a remainer, but who really knows?

He's apparently on the 12 step plan, really struggled on 5, 6, 7, 8...

Tragedy really.

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Re: Another Drive4show 'Anything goes' thread

Post by raycastleunited on Thu 16 Mar 2017, 3:54 pm

Roller_Coaster wrote:
puligny wrote:It was noticeable that he didn't hold Trudeau's hand in the same circumstances. Obviously resolved his fear of steps, or whatever it was! You're right - she kept a low profile, in theory a remainer, but who really knows?

He's apparently on the 12 step plan, really struggled on 5, 6, 7, 8...

Tragedy really.

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Re: Another Drive4show 'Anything goes' thread

Post by navyblueshorts on Thu 16 Mar 2017, 4:59 pm

Roller_Coaster wrote:
puligny wrote:It was noticeable that he didn't hold Trudeau's hand in the same circumstances. Obviously resolved his fear of steps, or whatever it was! You're right - she kept a low profile, in theory a remainer, but who really knows?

He's apparently on the 12 step plan, really struggled on 5, 6, 7, 8...

Tragedy really.

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Re: Another Drive4show 'Anything goes' thread

Post by Roller_Coaster on Fri 17 Mar 2017, 9:19 am

raycastleunited wrote:
Roller_Coaster wrote:
puligny wrote:It was noticeable that he didn't hold Trudeau's hand in the same circumstances. Obviously resolved his fear of steps, or whatever it was! You're right - she kept a low profile, in theory a remainer, but who really knows?

He's apparently on the 12 step plan, really struggled on 5, 6, 7, 8...

Tragedy really.

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Re: Another Drive4show 'Anything goes' thread

Post by kwinigolfer on Fri 17 Mar 2017, 12:05 pm

Widely believed this character is now running the United States, and is presumably the facilitator of Farage's relationship with Drumpf.

What sort of profile do he and his daughter have in GB&I?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Mercer_(businessman)

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Re: Another Drive4show 'Anything goes' thread

Post by super_realist on Fri 17 Mar 2017, 12:22 pm

Good effort by May today, telling the SNP to get knotted. See what happens when Brexit is decided instead.

Kwini, I don't think anyone in the UK has ever heard of Mercer.

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Re: Another Drive4show 'Anything goes' thread

Post by kwinigolfer on Fri 17 Mar 2017, 12:28 pm

super,
Perhaps that's the point; hardly anyone in the U.S. has heard of him either, but his work with analyitics outfits is directly focussed in identifying vulnerable voters and targetting them, directly or indirectly, relentlessly. And, in the US, inserting his own people to do his political bidding.

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Re: Another Drive4show 'Anything goes' thread

Post by McLaren on Fri 17 Mar 2017, 1:33 pm

Super

You are the first person I have come across who is a fan of May. You do hold some odd political opinions for a guy raised in working class fife.


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Re: Another Drive4show 'Anything goes' thread

Post by super_realist on Fri 17 Mar 2017, 1:36 pm

I'm not a fan of May in the slightest Mac, I simply think denying a referendum until the Brexit situation has been sorted is common sense. I haven't praised her or her party in any other way for anything else they've done.

Also, what makes you think I was brought up in the working class area of Fife? The St.Andrews area is very affluent, it's only areas like Leven, Glenrothes, Dunfermline, Kirkcaldy and other southern areas of Fife which are the working class areas of the county.

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Re: Another Drive4show 'Anything goes' thread

Post by McLaren on Fri 17 Mar 2017, 1:40 pm

Please tell me you aren't one of those posh Scottish types?
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Re: Another Drive4show 'Anything goes' thread

Post by kwinigolfer on Fri 17 Mar 2017, 1:49 pm

Seems he might have his fingers in the GB&NI pie as well, Mac.

If these guys have their way, there'll be a 21st Century civil war here. They're evil. Watch out. Drumpf looking increasingly like a pawn in the game, trojan horse du jour.

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Re: Another Drive4show 'Anything goes' thread

Post by Be_the_ball on Fri 17 Mar 2017, 1:50 pm

We are well and truely into the era of big data analytics. The amount of information people put on social media is insane, I wonder if there will be a move back toward privacy, and what the reaction of those that benefit from harvesting peoples information will be.

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Re: Another Drive4show 'Anything goes' thread

Post by super_realist on Fri 17 Mar 2017, 1:50 pm

You mean pink trousers and a tweed jacket? No, I'm not.

I'm not posh, but I'm not working class either.


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Re: Another Drive4show 'Anything goes' thread

Post by super_realist on Fri 17 Mar 2017, 1:53 pm

Be_the_ball wrote:We are well and truely into the era of big data analytics. The amount of information people put on social media is insane, I wonder if there will be a move back toward privacy, and what the reaction of those that benefit from harvesting peoples information will be.

I can't see that BTB, information is too readily available that Pandora's box is already wide open. Even supermarkets know a huge amount about us on the basis of what we buy, when we buy it and in conjunction with what.

I don't begrudge people using information that's freely or legally available or volunteered, but it's when it comes to obtaining information illegally where you have a problem.

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Re: Another Drive4show 'Anything goes' thread

Post by Be_the_ball on Fri 17 Mar 2017, 2:07 pm

Just read his Wiki there Kwini, worrying.

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Re: Another Drive4show 'Anything goes' thread

Post by Be_the_ball on Fri 17 Mar 2017, 2:27 pm

There are many undoubted benefits to it Super, but I don't think most people realise how much of their privacy they are giving up and what it can be used for. Like targeted advertising or targeted manipulation like Kwini's talking about.

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Re: Another Drive4show 'Anything goes' thread

Post by super_realist on Fri 17 Mar 2017, 2:29 pm

I see what you're saying BTB, I just don't people are willing to give up the things from which their data is obtained.

I don't have a problem with targeted advertising. I'd rather see an advert for something I might be interested in than something I wasn't, I still don't have to buy it.


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Re: Another Drive4show 'Anything goes' thread

Post by I'm never wrong on Fri 17 Mar 2017, 4:04 pm

Be_the_ball wrote:We are well and truely into the era of big data analytics. The amount of information people put on social media is insane, I wonder if there will be a move back toward privacy, and what the reaction of those that benefit from harvesting peoples information will be.
Read an article today giving a suggested reason as to why Google is into driverless cars. It's to give information as to who drives past businesses to those businesses.

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Re: Another Drive4show 'Anything goes' thread

Post by Be_the_ball on Fri 17 Mar 2017, 4:10 pm

Exactly Super, most people don't realise they are the product though.

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Re: Another Drive4show 'Anything goes' thread

Post by Be_the_ball on Fri 17 Mar 2017, 4:33 pm

Also more and more people are consuming ALL their online content through social media, this means everything they consume online is controlled, news, politics, opinion, you name it. Their view of the world, influenced by their FB feed. Scarey.

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Re: Another Drive4show 'Anything goes' thread

Post by super_realist on Fri 17 Mar 2017, 4:35 pm

I'm not sure if most people realise their every move is tracked. You can see exactly where you've been in the last few years on google maps (if you took your phone with you)

Doesn't bother me particularly, but some people can be a bit funny about that sort of things.

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Re: Another Drive4show 'Anything goes' thread

Post by Diggers on Fri 17 Mar 2017, 6:24 pm

The problem I have with targeted advertising is the time it seems to go on for. I usually either buy a product or decide not to, once that decision is made I have zero interest in the products, which makes the ads fairly tedious.

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Re: Another Drive4show 'Anything goes' thread

Post by Diggers on Fri 17 Mar 2017, 7:58 pm

Trump throws his toys again, must be tough having to negotiate with someone about 80 times smarter than you. What an utter d!ck that bloke is.

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Re: Another Drive4show 'Anything goes' thread

Post by Diggers on Fri 17 Mar 2017, 10:40 pm

I don't personally care how much money Osborne earns, but seriously, to stay as an MP and pretend you give any kind of toss about your constituency (forgetting conflicts of interest), is an utter joke.

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Re: Another Drive4show 'Anything goes' thread

Post by Be_the_ball on Fri 17 Mar 2017, 11:12 pm

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-39301901

Targeted advertising is the least of our worries.

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Re: Another Drive4show 'Anything goes' thread

Post by raycastleunited on Mon 20 Mar 2017, 2:16 pm

Apprently Norway is the happiest place on earth: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-39325206

Denmark 2nd place.

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Re: Another Drive4show 'Anything goes' thread

Post by super_realist on Mon 20 Mar 2017, 2:19 pm

Not a surprise.

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Post by MontysMerkin on Mon 20 Mar 2017, 3:03 pm

Socialist paradise... Run
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Re: Another Drive4show 'Anything goes' thread

Post by super_realist on Mon 20 Mar 2017, 3:12 pm

MontysMerkin wrote:Socialist paradise... Run

People always jump to that conclusion, it's actually a Conservative coalition. You'd hate it there Monty.

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Re: Another Drive4show 'Anything goes' thread

Post by kwinigolfer on Mon 20 Mar 2017, 3:22 pm

Some of the stats that show why Scandinavians might be most contented with their lot should constitute salutary lessons to bling economies - surprised that US beats UK; didn't realise McLaren had so much influence.

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Re: Another Drive4show 'Anything goes' thread

Post by Diggers on Mon 20 Mar 2017, 6:12 pm

I'm forever hearing how depressed the Danes are, it's a pretty dreary looking place as well, bit like the north east of England to be honest. I'm not sure anyone is actually that happy about where they live these days, troubled times and lots of conflict.

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Post by raycastleunited on Mon 20 Mar 2017, 6:16 pm

Also good to see Sweden in the top 10 despite the hoardes of immigrants rapingand pillaging the locals.

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Post by super_realist on Mon 20 Mar 2017, 6:19 pm

Diggers wrote:I'm forever hearing how depressed the Danes are, it's a pretty dreary looking place as well, bit like the north east of England to be honest. I'm not sure anyone is actually that happy about where they live these days, troubled times and lots of conflict.

Denmark is pretty dreary in terms of countryside it's more like Lincolnshire than the NE, but Copenhagen is a fantastic place, and if you're a heterosexual male, then you've probably got a very good reason to be incredibly happy. I'm sure Mac would say the same for the male population also being good looking.

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Re: Another Drive4show 'Anything goes' thread

Post by Diggers on Mon 20 Mar 2017, 6:54 pm

I've been to Copenhagen, it was cool, no more interesting than a stack of other cities though.

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Post by puligny on Mon 20 Mar 2017, 6:57 pm

Now what has Norway got going for it? Largest sovereign wealth fund per capita on the planet, and "liberal" political policies. Oh and access - paid for - to the EU single market.

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Post by super_realist on Mon 20 Mar 2017, 6:59 pm

Perhaps Diggers, I've probably been there about 20 times though, so know it better than most, so it ranks more highly for me.

I agree though, many cities in Europe are probably comparable, which is maybe why European countries rate so highly in the happiness table and Britain and the US fared less well.

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Post by Diggers on Mon 20 Mar 2017, 7:12 pm

Always good when you know a place well Super, I used to do some work in LA and got taken out to lots of great places so have a soft spot for it.

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Post by super_realist on Mon 20 Mar 2017, 7:15 pm

Diggers wrote:Always good when you know a place well Super, I used to do some work in LA and got taken out to lots of great places so have a soft spot for it.

Interesting Diggers, I've only been there once and thought the place a dump, goes to show how first impressions could be wrong.

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Post by Diggers on Mon 20 Mar 2017, 7:29 pm

True, I used to hate Brighton when I lived in London. Now I live 5 miles away and know it well, I think it's great, though prefer to be just outside. I'd say the happiness rating around where I live would be good, other than having a complete tool of a Tory MP and far too much dog poo (both very similar issues in my book) I love it here.

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Post by super_realist on Mon 20 Mar 2017, 7:45 pm

Mind you, it isn't always the case. I've been to Glasgow lots of times, and it doesn't get any better, it's a grimy, ugly, dirty turd of a city.

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Post by Diggers on Mon 20 Mar 2017, 7:59 pm

Only been once as an adult, didn't se anything that would make me want to disagree with you.

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Post by Diggers on Mon 20 Mar 2017, 8:01 pm

...but it was to go to the Commonwealth Ganes and I had a great time and the people were great...it is ugly though.

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Post by McLaren on Mon 20 Mar 2017, 10:15 pm

super_realist wrote:I've been to Glasgow lots of times, and it doesn't get any better, it's a grimy, ugly, dirty turd of a city.

Glasgow has lots of great venues, restaurants, bars, museums etc but just has a really crappy atmosphere.



Diggers wrote:I'm not sure anyone is actually that happy about where they live these days, troubled times and lots of conflict.

I count myself lucky to have lived in two cities where it was obvious you were living a charmed existence.
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Post by kwinigolfer on Mon 20 Mar 2017, 11:31 pm

Baghdad and Chicago??

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Re: Another Drive4show 'Anything goes' thread

Post by super_realist on Tue 21 Mar 2017, 7:33 am

McLaren wrote:
super_realist wrote:I've been to Glasgow lots of times, and it doesn't get any better, it's a grimy, ugly, dirty turd of a city.

Glasgow has lots of great venues, restaurants, bars, museums etc but just has a really crappy atmosphere.  



Diggers wrote:I'm not sure anyone is actually that happy about where they live these days, troubled times and lots of conflict.

I count myself lucky to have lived in two cities where it was obvious you were living a charmed existence.


....and which cities were they Mac?

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Post by McLaren on Tue 21 Mar 2017, 10:24 am

Anyone following the unmasking of the STP?
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