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The inculcation of ideologies

Mainly referencing back to the discourse about education from about 4 weeks ago, but this article and the accompanying comments also reflect on cultural influences on personal views, opinions and belief systems leading to the adoption of ideologies (such as climate change alarmism).

https://hat4uk.wordpress.com/2016/02...t-for-purpose/

Along the way the MSM, in the shape of Bloomberg in this particular case, are also in the spotlight of this article.
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this thread is hilarious
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Not versatile enough, I'd take ones of these


Anyways heres a link to a blog which takes the conversation away from the topic onto a new debate
The Pointless Blogger...: The World is Going Downhill...
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More about St George

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Oh yes our patron saint from.................er Syria
A turkish soldier is often the attribution.
Or Roman; I suppose it depends on who one listens too, much like the Climate Change business.

Apart from the earlier list of countries associated with St George, he is also commemorated annually in Mons, Belgium:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ducasse_de_Mons
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A turkish soldier is often the attribution.
Or Roman; I suppose it depends on who one listens too, much like the Climate Change business.

Apart from the earlier list of countries associated with St George, he is also commemorated annually in Mons, Belgium:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ducasse_de_Mons
Well when you make crap up you can change it as you go, of course almost nobody would argue that he was indeed Syrian, read your link. He was also famous for slaying a Dragon
To go along with mote made up nonsense Jesus was an Arab, born to a child who was knocked up by a 40 year old man who had left his wife. You know, the only time in history a teenage girl hung out with a man in his 40s got knocked up and the world believed her. If the villagers with an IQ of a modern 4 year old were not fooled with the god nonsense she would have been stoned to death, as presented by the Middleastern God, you know, the one you want everyone to worship, cept when Muslims call him god in Arabic, then he is evil.

So to recap, white men hate the same brown men that share the same entities for worship, jesus and god, because they are, well brown, look and talk different. Why is that? Well apparently they do not worship right, cause you know there is a specific way to worship imaginary made up crap.

I gotta go, the tooth fairy is at the door and looking hot.
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heres a link which explains that jack frost was indeed a real person and decided whether children should get onions for tea.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Easter_Bunny
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In a search for the truth about climate change I've turned to the bible for the answer.

I was somewhat surprised to read about Jesus' fondness for Hondas
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Your own country still has a lead pipe problem, which really is not surprising considering how old many buildings and infrastructure really is in the EU, it is not on a major extent but then again
http://dwi.defra.gov.uk/consumers/ad...flets/lead.pdf

We do not, nor have we in decades used lead pipes, believe it or not America actually has standards which ya'll end up basing much of your own environmental legislation off of.

Flint is classic of many American cities now, and yours to follow. As the global economy exports jobs and immediate pollution, which saves everyone money in one area, local governments run out of money as they lose their tax base and are now barely able to take care of potholes. Again, flints water problem its not indicative of all however we do need to address our problems, that means you as well, in order to advance as supposed intelligent human beings. I see little advancement where it matters.
It seems that you guys have plenty of lead pipes and, as yet, you don't know where they are.
Flint mayor calls for immediate removal of lead pipes

Your UK reference of 6 years ago. aimed as general advice for the consumer, confirms that we banned the use of lead pipes here in the 1970s, just 25 years after the end of WW2.
Most use of lead pipes for water supply in the UK ended around 1944 but at that time we had been dismantling metals from all sorts of sources and putting them in to our war effort alongside 50 lend lease destroyers.

The situation for the UK, as at 2013, is summarised here:
http://dwi.defra.gov.uk/stakeholders...dance-lead.pdf
Read beyond the headlines and appendix 1 tells the tale about how the UK stacks up in comparison with the good people of Flint; the latter do appear to be let down greatly by their own politicians.
Quelle surpris.
I deduce that we have much to learn from the USA experience but those lessons are not to be emulated.
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It seems that you guys have plenty of lead pipes and, as yet, you don't know where they are.
Your UK reference of 6 years ago. aimed as general advice for the consumer, confirms that we banned the use of lead pipes here in the 1970s, just 25 years after the end of WW2.
Most use of lead pipes for water supply in the UK ended around 1944 but at that time we had been dismantling metals from all sorts of sources and putting them in to our war effort alongside 50 lend lease destroyers.
The situation for the UK, as at 2013, is summarised here:
Read beyond the headlines and appendix 1 tells the tale about how the UK stacks up in comparison with the good people of Flint; the latter do appear to be let down greatly by their own politicians.
Quelle surpris.
I deduce that we have much to learn from the USA experience but those lessons are not to be emulated.
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It seems that you guys have plenty of lead pipes and, as yet, you don't know where they are.

Read beyond the headlines and appendix 1 tells the tale about how the UK stacks up in comparison with the good people of Flint; the latter do appear to be let down greatly by their own politicians.
The UK has plenty of problems finding pipes etc in the ground, if you spent anytime in the construction industry you'd know how much time and money is wasted on incorrectly charted utilities and unknown ones. Even stuff laid 12 months ago get badly recorded

Appendix 1 doesn't actually compare the UK situation to Fint, it shows how many lead samples were taken by the uk water companies and how many failed the limits. Did you not read it?

As we're still playing this game, here's my link to an unrelated website
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polydactyl_cat

Its a crime that the world politicians are not doing more to remove the terror of the polydactyl cat from our drinking water supplies. I demand action tomorrow
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There's a lot of racket in the bar today; I've just turned up the TV volume, we have a Calcutta cup to win
Half time score is 6-7 and the flag of St George is flying high.
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There's a lot of racket in the bar today; I've just turned up the TV volume, we have a Calcutta cup to win
Half time score is 6-7 and the flag of St George is flying high.
That expains it, too much focus on nonsense sports with what little reading you do being broken down to entertainment baseless opinion blogs.

Let's correct a few more things then I am done with this nonsense.

First The Roman Army was comprised of people from all over, much like the French foriegn legion. Smart armies always use shock troops which do not matter as sacrificial lambs before the elite troops set in. the elite troops then get the credit. "men die for pretty ribbons" Napoleon


Governments all over lie, while we all have the illusion of freedom in reality little has changed. For the most part elite wealthy families regardless of nation rule.

As warden pointed out your assertion that all water lines are tracked and replaced is nonsense at best. I was a contractor for almost two decades, tracking lines can be a nightmare. Regardless of how good a project sounds, there is still a budget and lot a of nonsense covered up with the common man non the wiser. If you think this is indicative only to America you are indeed a bigger fool than I ever anticipated. America is the distraction country for everyone else, so while you still have water problems your government makes sure to wave a hand and distract you, always works on fools which is why little ever really changes.

Last as I mentioned before your links suck, try reading from material which has a bibliography, then spend a little time making sure at least some of those references are correct. You would be surprised how often on the net references are nonsense or countersubject to the article at Hand.

Last I do not play the my country is better than yours nonsense, countries are little more than names placed upon imaginary lines with tax values applied.
There are differences of course however overall the general goal of mankind is essentially the same, fish, F@&$ and eat. I could give a crap less how a ruling party does, what I do care about is the betterment of the common man, a goal I though this site, comprised of world travelers shared, being a citizen of planet earth and all.

At anytime any of us could lose everything as historically societies since the spread of especially the white man (yes I am caucasion) have had little more than a handful of decades at best of peace. I would like to think that if something happened another place might welcome me as my ancestors were welcomed here.
I care about substance and not flash.
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9-15, a fair result for a very open game.
The cross of St George overcame the Saltire of St Andrew, but I can't find a patron saint of the USA- not enough history.

England also has as patrons Edward the confessor and Edmund the martyr (thanks to the Danes for that one).

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Do keep an eye on our referendum, it's going to be interesting.
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