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Election 2015

Posted: 25/04/2015 at 16:47

'nobody forced folks to borrow money unwisely."

Who forced the banks to make those loans? It was perfectly in the power of those banks not to make those loans.

Banks are supposedly experts in lending money in, pricing risk, in making loan provsion etc etc etc
Private individuals typically have not done any banking exams and most people would recognise that the banks should be far more expert in finance/lending.
Yet you put the blame on the people borrowing money? That's crazy.
Loans are agreements between two parties - you want to blame the party that is clearly less expert.

That banks got bailed out, not the borrowers - or hadn't you noticed.
The banks pumped out loans and wanted to continue to pump out loans because the more they lend the more profit for them. They did every thing to increase what they were lending - there is no evidence that they were moving toward more quality lending.

Election 2015

Posted: 25/04/2015 at 16:38

Re deregulation  - Muttley has it right.

If you go back to the early nineties Brown and Blair went out of their way to be cultivate better links to two important centres of influence - the press (Murdoch press) and the City (to appear market friendly.
The outcome of the first resulted in Leveson. and the outcome of the second was the financial crash of 2008.

People are worse off because of the crash in 2008 - but the immigrants/welfare system is what gets the blame.

And for any one to pretend that the financials institutions have not been extensively and consistently lobbying for less and less regulation is laughable.
The Financial industry has got the country to pay for a mess they created. they created the mess by the way they have wanted to do business - yet they have sifted the responsibility for their losses and walked away.



Posted: 18/03/2015 at 14:42
During a conversation at work someone mentioned special constables.Turns out there were four sc's out of about 100. All of them were young. What scared me was that two out of the four were not people who I would want to give any authority to in the workplace.

It seems to me the police forces increasing rely on unpaid minimally trained volunteers, with a core of full-time police who are directed toward making sure crime stats don't embarrass the politicians.


Posted: 18/03/2015 at 14:28
+1 astis

Ched Evans

Posted: 09/01/2015 at 17:28
Nayan wrote (see)
IF CHed Evans deserves to be hounded out of football because he did something bad, or is the wrong sort, or whatever then so do the rest. Except that it hasn't happened - because football fans and clubs alike are (a) as a group very stupid indeed and (b)  hypocrites when it comes to signing someone to score goals for their club


Have you considered that perhaps Ched Evans has got the treatment that he has, in part as a reaction to the treatment of the victim.

She is entitled to anonymity - she has been named and targeted by Evans supporters and family. We should note that a member of Evans family tried to film the act that Evans was subsequently convicted of.
The victim has had to move house and change house and lives in fear of her life.

Perhaps that has some bearing on why many supporters don't want him at their football club.

In addition, there is possibly less tolerance in these post-Saville days for rapists and for people who might be seen to have gotten away with it.

Ched Evans

Posted: 09/01/2015 at 17:15
Dustin wrote (see)

Hand on heart, if I was on the jury I'm not sure I'd have found him guilty.

This is why there is a court and jury system.
The fact is that people like you heard all the evidence and came to conclusion he was guilty. And as has been pointed out, the case has been through the appeal system. So it is not as if no one has considered the facts until now. I has been through a trial and two applications for appeal.

My learned friend, Gideon, is incorrect when he suggest that there is a retrial. There is no retrial in process. The case is being reviewed by the CCRC. This will review to see whether there has been a miscarriage of justice. This review takes place because Evans has asked for it. He is entitled to this review just like any other guilty person. The CCRC in the past has recommended something of the order of 3% cases be retried.
It seems unlikely that Evans will get a retrial.

So perhaps, Dustin, should ask yourself what point of law or evidence you have not considered that the jurors and the judges have considered in coming to the verdict.

As far as I know this is a reasonable summary of what was considered:

Ched Evans

Posted: 09/01/2015 at 01:06
Jeez, you are as stupid as you look.
Re % of rapes - what level of education have you attained? I'm guessing you didn't get to college. So why should I start educating you? The fact I quoted a case whereby a policeman suppressed ACTUAL RAPE CASES could give you a clue that it might be possible to start to make estimates. I also quoted Rotherham. Did you read about that genius boy?
But don't worry. People with college degrees did studies. So feel free to disregard them cos you dunt loik the results.

Dear Genius, I never contended that accusation = guilt. You clearly did not read what was in the post
"No accusation = no guilt" where did you pull that from? That exists only in your world, not in civilisation. Did you think that through? Or did you just think you invented a loophole whereby you could rape babies without consequence?

That's really going full stretch for moron of the year.

But anyways. As I said you cant tell the difference between 'rape' and ''not rape'. You have not moved your position forward by as much as a scintilla from that point.

Ched Evans

Posted: 08/01/2015 at 23:42
The more you laugh, the more it looks like you are the sort of human being that cannot tell the difference between 'rape' and 'not rape'.

Ched Evans

Posted: 08/01/2015 at 23:31
Laugh away.

Ched Evans

Posted: 08/01/2015 at 23:31
'An investigator from the Metropolitan police specialist sex crimes unit has admitted failing to investigate the alleged rapes and sexual assaults of 12 women by faking police reports, failing to pass on forensic evidence and not interviewing suspects.

The activities of detective constable Ryan Coleman-Farrow ??? who pleaded guilty to 13 counts of misconduct in public office on Wednesday ??? focus attention once more on Scotland Yard's sapphire unit, which is supposed to be the gold standard for rape investigations across the country. Coleman-Farrow's omissions in 13 rape and sexual assault investigations over three years have left 11 men suspected of rape and sexual assault at large, and his misconduct means the cases are "incapable of full and proper investigation" and will always remain unsolved.'

That's just one officer. Just think what you can suppress if you are a police force like Rotherham.

But the point you want to make, Gideon, is that sex is risky for men because men might be falsely accused?

There are are almost certain more uninvestigated rapes than there are false allegations of rape.
It is estimated that 5% of rapes are prosecuted.

Of course Ched Evans thinks he's not guilty.
He relies on people like you to give him the intellectual underpinnings for his 'considered opinion'.
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