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by Prufrock
Sat May 10, 2008 3:12 am
Forum: General Banter
Topic: Political Ramblings of an Idiot
Replies: 60
Views: 5842

as i said at the very beginning, the only thing i can see myself doing at the moment after uni, is journalism, so what do people think of my original post as an article. obviously it has sparked a lengthy and varied debate which i'm guessing would be a good thing. however i'm not sure what i would ...
by Prufrock
Sat May 10, 2008 3:10 am
Forum: General Banter
Topic: Political Ramblings of an Idiot
Replies: 60
Views: 5842

as i said at the very beginning, the only thing i can see myself doing at the moment after uni, is journalism, so what do people think of my original post as an article. obviously it has sparked a lengthy and varied debate which i'm guessing would be a good thing. however i'm not sure what i would ...
by Prufrock
Fri May 09, 2008 7:26 pm
Forum: General Banter
Topic: Political Ramblings of an Idiot
Replies: 60
Views: 5842

As a journalist you should find the shift key, J. Alfred. :wink: Thanks for giving your frank views, SOTWA. I would agree there are many motivations and there is likely a difference in motivations between the professional career soldier and those who volunteered in the two world wars. As noted I am...
by Prufrock
Fri May 09, 2008 6:04 pm
Forum: General Banter
Topic: TW Caption Competition Part 2
Replies: 4327
Views: 322406

after latest allegations of extra-marital activity, Boris claims wife needs to stop rabbiting on, and be less of a bunny-boiler
by Prufrock
Fri May 09, 2008 6:01 pm
Forum: General Banter
Topic: What are you playing tonight?
Replies: 5683
Views: 355630

Love, Ire and Song by Frank Turner, aaaaaand Blood Sugar Sex Magik, with possiby a bit of Funhouse whacked in if i feel like something a bit dirtier
by Prufrock
Fri May 09, 2008 5:18 pm
Forum: General Banter
Topic: Political Ramblings of an Idiot
Replies: 60
Views: 5842

You can call me Monty, Prufrock, whether or not we agree on issues. I did agree with you that a country was more than simply land and was a way of life within a defined territory. No one on TW would have much sympathy with a BNP Bolton supporter, indeed people have been banned for uttering racist v...
by Prufrock
Fri May 09, 2008 1:34 pm
Forum: General Banter
Topic: US Elections
Replies: 146
Views: 11613

You are trying to suggest that Black voters vote for him because he is black. Don't try and deny that. :conf: Well they do! Just as some white voters will vote for the white candidate. We may think it is reprehensible that in the year 2008 that racism in civilised society still exits - but unfortun...
by Prufrock
Fri May 09, 2008 12:05 pm
Forum: General Banter
Topic: Joke thread
Replies: 3689
Views: 292433

apparantly the Fritzl familly survived all these years on just toast and sandwiches, it's a good job they were all interbred!
by Prufrock
Fri May 09, 2008 3:04 am
Forum: General Banter
Topic: Political Ramblings of an Idiot
Replies: 60
Views: 5842

also when people say the soldiers were literally fighting for the LAND of britain, as in 'did those feet in ancient times' are people honestly saying that soldiers were fighting literally for the farm of some bloke from Leeds, or Newquay he'd never met, more than for the qualities of freedom and equ...
by Prufrock
Fri May 09, 2008 2:29 am
Forum: General Banter
Topic: Political Ramblings of an Idiot
Replies: 60
Views: 5842

Re: Political Ramblings of an Idiot

I still feel things are somewhat misinterpreted. Yes, they would say they fought for their country but their country represents far more than a piece of land. It is culture, ideals, family, friends - a whole way of life which they would defend as well as just territory. My father, who was exempted ...
by Prufrock
Thu May 08, 2008 8:44 pm
Forum: General Banter
Topic: Political Ramblings of an Idiot
Replies: 60
Views: 5842

Re: Political Ramblings of an Idiot

regarding what i thought they fought for, whilst obviously some men fought for Queen and Country, by fighting for queen and country they were fighting for the ideals they represent, which i would argue as freedom and equality. they werent strictly speaking fighting to protect Britain as a landmass ...
by Prufrock
Thu May 08, 2008 5:16 pm
Forum: General Banter
Topic: Political Ramblings of an Idiot
Replies: 60
Views: 5842

Re: Political Ramblings of an Idiot

i have been accused before of being disrespectful to the people who fought and died in world wars to save britain, but my point is they didnt fight to save a piece of land in between John O'Groats and Land's End, but these ideals of freedom and equality. You're probably well wide of the mark there....
by Prufrock
Thu May 08, 2008 5:04 pm
Forum: General Banter
Topic: Political Ramblings of an Idiot
Replies: 60
Views: 5842

Re: Political Ramblings of an Idiot

some were frankly ridiculous, for instance the BNP who had a girl born and bred in Dublin quoted as supporting them, saying she beleived that Britain should be preserved for the indigenous people of Britain. that's right, the BRITISH national party. I'm not really sure what your point is there pru?...
by Prufrock
Thu May 08, 2008 1:24 pm
Forum: New Members
Topic: hello and thanks for the link soldier of the white army
Replies: 7
Views: 1879

damn you i barely lasted 24 hours!!
by Prufrock
Thu May 08, 2008 1:11 pm
Forum: General Banter
Topic: Political Ramblings of an Idiot
Replies: 60
Views: 5842

agreed Worthy. i personally think it was immensely arrogant of ourselves and America to just decide they were having democracy, it sounds like an Oscar Wilde-ism ' the Iraqi people are having democracy whether they like it or not!'. now whilst, again in an ideal world, everywhere would be democratic...
by Prufrock
Thu May 08, 2008 12:35 pm
Forum: General Banter
Topic: Political Ramblings of an Idiot
Replies: 60
Views: 5842

[quote='Prufrock']the lyrics under my messages (is it called my signature?) pretty much sum up my feelings on left wingpolitics at the moment[/quote] the next line is 'so i hung up my banner in disgust and i head for the door' but it wouldnt fit. People complain and whine but nobody actually does an...
by Prufrock
Thu May 08, 2008 12:27 pm
Forum: General Banter
Topic: Political Ramblings of an Idiot
Replies: 60
Views: 5842

Dont worry you'll grow out if it. Nobody comes up with a post like that unless they are avoiding exam revision - am I right?! What course are you studying? Note the time of the post Mummy. All the indications of a drop of the amber nectar or insomnia, one of the two or maybe a combination of both? ...
by Prufrock
Thu May 08, 2008 1:40 am
Forum: New Members
Topic: J.Alfred Prufrock
Replies: 20
Views: 4567

I have just been struck by a strange thought. Has anybody else heard of Alfred J. Quack? it was a kid's cartoon about a duck living in a clog i used to watch when i was little. i am now wondering whether this two is a Prufrock inspired name, any thoughts? all i could find out (SERIOUSLY bored and pr...
by Prufrock
Thu May 08, 2008 1:27 am
Forum: General Banter
Topic: Political Ramblings of an Idiot
Replies: 60
Views: 5842

Political Ramblings of an Idiot

A warning before i start, i am a student who has no idea what i want to do when i graduate. at the moment my ambitions are gravitating towards being a writer. my interests are music, football, philosophy and politics, probably in that order. this is an article about my political views and is quite l...
by Prufrock
Thu May 08, 2008 12:07 am
Forum: New Members
Topic: J.Alfred Prufrock
Replies: 20
Views: 4567

Re: J.Alfred Prufrock

Bruce Rioja wrote:
Prufrock wrote:Joe Strummer (the name of my own Lord) grant me the serenity to accept the things i cannot change, the courage to change the things i can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
You'll do for me, our kid. A very, very warm welcome. :wink:
True legend. The future is unwritten.