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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    That he’s allegedly a child *** offender? I’m surprised by it, yeah.
    I was over Cosby and Rolf Harris.... its stop surprising me now. Which is truly sad.
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    I have heard it said that Chuck Norris' googly would literally break legs.

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    Did not want this stinking up the British thread.

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    For me the truth is, given the opportunity, this group would be no better than ISIS....

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    theconversation_survey-shows-gloomy-public-wrong-about-crime-immigrants-and-teen-pregnancies

    A new survey from Ipsos Mori reveals that the public in 38 countries have deeply inaccurate views about crime, terrorism and many other important social issues. And this is not just the result of random guessing – there is a systematic pattern to our errors. We tend to think things are worse than they are, and they’re going downhill fast.

    The Perils of Perception study found that only 7% of people think the murder rate is lower in their country than it was in 2000 – but it is actually significantly down in most countries, and, across the countries overall, it’s down 29%.

    Only 19% think deaths from terrorist attacks are lower in the past 15 years than they were in the 15 years before that – when they are also significantly down across most of these countries, and overall they are around half the level they were.

    People hugely overestimate the proportion of prisoners in their countries who are immigrants: the average guess is 28% when it’s actually only 15%.

    Teenage pregnancy is overestimated across the world, often by a staggering amount. Overall, the average guess is that 20% of teenage girls give birth each year when the reality is 2%. Some countries guess that around half of teenage girls give birth each year, when the highest actual figure in any country is 6.7%.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    That he’s allegedly a child *** offender? I’m surprised by it, yeah.
    I didn't know how to exactly word it at the time, but I was surprised that it was going to the court, given his alleged condition

    and now 'Immortal' Graeme Langlands' historical child *** abuse charges suspended
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    Should probably go into the political correctness gone mad thread...
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    the Mail has accused Virgin of “censorship”. Virgin would no doubt retort it has simply made a business decision – one that, as a fellow private company, it is at liberty to do. You pays your money, you takes your choice (there are, after all, plenty of other places to buy the Mail).

    Indeed, to force private train companies to carry a particular newspaper selection would be just the kind of state interference the Mail so often rails against. The Mail steadfastly resists any attempt to regulate newspapers, so it can hardly argue that the state should intervene in its favour and oblige a private company to stock it.


    The Mail’s use of the word “censorship” in a free market does, however, raise an interesting philosophical question: can a private company which chooses which information and viewpoints to offer its customers be guilty of censorship? I would offer a cautious “yes” – but the Daily Mail would reply with a thundering “no”. Does the Daily Mail offer its readers a balanced discussion or a wide range of views on immigration, Brexit or politics in general? Of course not.

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