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Forum: General Discussion 07-08-2005, 03:32 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 3,688
Posted By Barry the Sprout
Errrm, I quoted that from the previous page of...

Errrm, I quoted that from the previous page of this thread. If it wasn't relevant then its not my fault you posted it here. If it was relevant then I really don't see your problem with me quoting...
Forum: General Discussion 07-08-2005, 02:42 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 3,688
Posted By Barry the Sprout
Hmmmm... was my comment unfair to Morg? I don't...

Hmmmm... was my comment unfair to Morg? I don't know about the article posted, but this comment seems to sum up his feelings on the subject, and they're not pretty.

I'm always instantly...
Forum: General Discussion 07-08-2005, 12:55 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 3,688
Posted By Barry the Sprout
3rd world countries are poor because of their...

3rd world countries are poor because of their culture? Oh no, thats not a racist rant at all...

What brute could suggest otherwise.
Forum: General Discussion 07-07-2005, 09:55 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 3,688
Posted By Barry the Sprout
My point, and you're right that maybe its not...

My point, and you're right that maybe its not expressed clearly, is that it could be offensive to claim that because it looks like an Islamic terrorist group it has to be Al Queda. It's like saying...
Forum: General Discussion 07-07-2005, 08:47 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 3,688
Posted By Barry the Sprout
Never mind, there she is!

Never mind, there she is!
Forum: General Discussion 07-07-2005, 08:43 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 3,688
Posted By Barry the Sprout
I should point out that whilst this does fit the...

I should point out that whilst this does fit the bill of being Islamic terrorists that doesn't necessarily mean that its Al-Queda. There are a variety of different nutcase organisations who could...
Forum: General Discussion 07-04-2005, 05:18 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 764
Posted By Barry the Sprout
Hitler didn't form the Nazi party, just in case...

Hitler didn't form the Nazi party, just in case anyone is interested. He was about the 50th member to join as I recall, although they put 550 on his membership card to make it seem like they had...
Forum: Entertainment (Movies, TV Shows and Books/Comics) 06-26-2005, 11:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 700
Posted By Barry the Sprout
Errrm... we seem to be blurring slightly two...

Errrm... we seem to be blurring slightly two questions here. As I understood the thread title this is supposed to be able likeable villains, not villains we like to watch. Is Freddy Kreuger really...
Forum: Entertainment (Movies, TV Shows and Books/Comics) 06-16-2005, 02:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,674
Posted By Barry the Sprout
Should anyone be interested I reviewed this for a...

Should anyone be interested I reviewed this for a socialist paper I occasionally write for. It's available here:

http://www.workersliberty.org/node/view/4284

I know this is a long, long, time...
Forum: Entertainment (Movies, TV Shows and Books/Comics) 05-24-2005, 12:00 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 3,264
Posted By Barry the Sprout
Y'know Palpatine gets horribly disfigured wen...

Y'know Palpatine gets horribly disfigured wen attempting to use the force lightning on Mace Windu? Does anyone else think that that is what happened to Yoda?

Yoda started out as a 6 foot tall...
Forum: General Discussion 05-16-2005, 09:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 629
Posted By Barry the Sprout
Stalin wasn't a communist, first off. He was a...

Stalin wasn't a communist, first off. He was a brutal dictator, and communism is essentially a democratic form of government, which gradually becomes complete lack of government over time. Nothing...
Forum: General Discussion 05-13-2005, 09:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 629
Posted By Barry the Sprout
Agree with Djinn here 110%. He is a very...

Agree with Djinn here 110%. He is a very practiced brawler in these kind of arguments and the interview I just saw with the Senate committee rep doesn't fill me with confidence that they can meet...
Forum: General Discussion 05-01-2005, 11:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 253
Posted By Barry the Sprout
My point was that this has nothing to do with...

My point was that this has nothing to do with high-flown values and principles about bringing democracy to people, and liberating them from dictatorships. If that were the case then there's a...
Forum: General Discussion 04-30-2005, 09:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 253
Posted By Barry the Sprout
One minor point; whlst you are right that the...

One minor point; whlst you are right that the strongest excuse for war was the removal of a dictator it should be made clear that that wasn't the legal basis for the war, or the primary motivation of...
Forum: General Discussion 04-26-2005, 01:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 315
Posted By Barry the Sprout
I think you're missing the point somewhat Timber...

I think you're missing the point somewhat Timber - its not so much about equality but about liberation. If you lived in a society where there were arbitrary distinctions between people but even...
Forum: General Discussion 04-25-2005, 01:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 831
Posted By Barry the Sprout
I beat someone to death just this morning. Don't...

I beat someone to death just this morning. Don't look at me like that! Don't judge me! You don't know what it was like - YOU WEREN'T THERE!!!

Fonda was trying to stop the war. It strikes me a...
Forum: General Discussion 04-20-2005, 07:23 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 2,587
Posted By Barry the Sprout
Our seperation of powers is a little bit worse...

Our seperation of powers is a little bit worse than "not perfect", in my opinion. There is complete overlap between all three branches of government, and our constitution is so flexible that if...
Forum: General Discussion 04-19-2005, 11:53 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 2,587
Posted By Barry the Sprout
I wasn't going to interject in this argument as...

I wasn't going to interject in this argument as it seems like a peculiarly American one, but this riled me somewhat. I'd just like to make a basic plea for secularism, as in religion out of...
Forum: Entertainment (Movies, TV Shows and Books/Comics) 04-18-2005, 11:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 556
Posted By Barry the Sprout
Family Guy hands down, for the brutal combination...

Family Guy hands down, for the brutal combination of the utterly bizzare and some very cutting satire. South Park is very, very, good, when its on form but its not as consistent. Plus its a little...
Forum: General Discussion 04-14-2005, 08:54 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 925
Posted By Barry the Sprout
Ah yes, but do you consider yourself a wanker or...

Ah yes, but do you consider yourself a wanker or a cretin?
Forum: General Discussion 04-14-2005, 05:46 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 925
Posted By Barry the Sprout
Trust me, I understand the stated reasons. I'm a...

Trust me, I understand the stated reasons. I'm a political theory student. And I'm with Timber on this question (although not on the other one being discussed). The need for two chambers doesn't...
Forum: Entertainment (Movies, TV Shows and Books/Comics) 04-13-2005, 10:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 271
Posted By Barry the Sprout
The fact that he had a vested interest did not...

The fact that he had a vested interest did not make their food unhealthy - the large quantities of fat and sugar did that! Of course he has an agenda against them, why else would he have committed...
Forum: General Discussion 04-13-2005, 10:06 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 925
Posted By Barry the Sprout
I'm referring to the Respect coalition -...

I'm referring to the Respect coalition - basically a lash up between the Socialist Workers Party and George Galloway. The Times (I think, although it may have been another daily) summed it up quite...
Forum: General Discussion 04-12-2005, 10:17 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 925
Posted By Barry the Sprout
The fact that they're better than Blair seems no...

The fact that they're better than Blair seems no reason to support them. Sure, the elected set are pretty terrible but that seems to no reason to run to the unelected lot in my opinion - instead it...
Forum: Entertainment (Movies, TV Shows and Books/Comics) 04-12-2005, 10:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 271
Posted By Barry the Sprout
I hear a lot of people commenting on this movie...

I hear a lot of people commenting on this movie by saying its extreme, and that no one eats as much Macdonalds as Spurlock did in this movie, but I think they're maybe missing the point somewhat.
...
Forum: General Discussion 02-03-2005, 05:54 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 1,528
Posted By Barry the Sprout
Always a pleasure. I don't really post...

Always a pleasure.

I don't really post here much anymore but just drop in occasionally. That comment just riled me so much I felt I had to let fly somewhat.

John, I understand that the...
Forum: General Discussion 02-03-2005, 11:49 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 1,528
Posted By Barry the Sprout
What? Davros has accused you of being...

What? Davros has accused you of being un-Australian? Of "hating Australia with all your heart"? And he has done it over and over again? Come on then, I'll make things easy for you - just show me...
Forum: Entertainment (Movies, TV Shows and Books/Comics) 12-30-2004, 12:31 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,678
Posted By Barry the Sprout
Sorry, the guess on mine is wrong. For more...

Sorry, the guess on mine is wrong. For more clues I'll say that both films still outstanding for me are Sam Raimi films - both written and directed by him. The first one (the chat-up line) was an...
Forum: Entertainment (Movies, TV Shows and Books/Comics) 12-18-2004, 09:51 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,678
Posted By Barry the Sprout
<font color=red>A - I was engaged to a girl with...

<font color=red>A - I was engaged to a girl with a wooden leg once.
B - Oh yeah? What happened?
A - I had to break it off!</font>

And another clue with regard to the first quote I gave is that...
Forum: Entertainment (Movies, TV Shows and Books/Comics) 12-17-2004, 09:49 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,678
Posted By Barry the Sprout
Thats from Snatch. Tyrone, you silly fat...

Thats from Snatch.

Tyrone, you silly fat *******... :D
Forum: Entertainment (Movies, TV Shows and Books/Comics) 12-15-2004, 09:11 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,678
Posted By Barry the Sprout
<font color=#FFFFFF>Hey baby, I haven't seen you...

<font color=#FFFFFF>Hey baby, I haven't seen you around here before... I like that in a woman.</font>

It's a bit obscure, so if no one gets it after a while I'll start giving clues.

EDIT - Its...
Forum: General Discussion 12-14-2004, 11:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 431
Posted By Barry the Sprout
You can't just proclaim that Hussein needed to be...

You can't just proclaim that Hussein needed to be removed and that the US and UK had every right to do so without a serious rethink of foreign policy with regard to other dictators around the world. ...
Forum: General Discussion 12-14-2004, 09:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 431
Posted By Barry the Sprout
I think it is quite consistent to say that things...

I think it is quite consistent to say that things have changed but that occupation will not bring peace and democracy. To say that things are still as bad as when the country was run by the closest...
Forum: Entertainment (Movies, TV Shows and Books/Comics) 12-14-2004, 09:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 248
Posted By Barry the Sprout
Without having seen the third I do agree that the...

Without having seen the third I do agree that the 2nd is the best (so maybe all I'm saying is that I didn't like the first one...).

Anyway, I liked it for a number of reasons. The bad guy was...
Forum: Entertainment (Movies, TV Shows and Books/Comics) 12-13-2004, 08:09 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,678
Posted By Barry the Sprout
This one's from the Shawshank Redemption I think.

This one's from the Shawshank Redemption I think.
Forum: General Discussion 11-30-2004, 07:01 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 861
Posted By Barry the Sprout
I'm not so sure its even a good idea to fight for...

I'm not so sure its even a good idea to fight for equality. Equality just means sharing in the oppression. Gay people don't want to simply be equal in their unfreedom with straight people, or at...
Forum: General Conversation Archives (11/2000 - 01/2005) 11-29-2004, 09:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,474
Posted By Barry the Sprout
I know this one - Tony Blair PM. But you...

I know this one - Tony Blair PM.

But you forgot one of my favorites:

I'm an Evil Tory Bigot.

As its a bit obscure I'll say that shes the MP for my hometown in Surrey. She ceremoniously...
Forum: General Discussion 11-16-2004, 09:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 579
Posted By Barry the Sprout
Hmmmm... where to begin. No, sorry, I just...

Hmmmm... where to begin.

No, sorry, I just don't think I can quite summon up the enthusiasm to begin at all to be honest with you.
Forum: General Discussion 11-10-2004, 09:57 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,397
Posted By Barry the Sprout
Well, I kind of thought someone would get hasty...

Well, I kind of thought someone would get hasty when reading it, so it didn't suprise me and I had the response ready at hand. I must admit though that I thought it would be other posters who would...
Forum: General Discussion 11-10-2004, 09:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 692
Posted By Barry the Sprout
Arresting a 68 year old woman they broke or...

Arresting a 68 year old woman they broke or dislocated her shoulder and gave her a mild heart attack?!? How can that be seen as anything other than unnecessary force? You phrase the whole thing as...
Forum: Entertainment (Movies, TV Shows and Books/Comics) 11-10-2004, 09:43 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 2,192
Posted By Barry the Sprout
Presumably Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind?

Presumably Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind?
Forum: General Discussion 11-10-2004, 09:18 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,397
Posted By Barry the Sprout
What Timber said really, in fact rarely has a...

What Timber said really, in fact rarely has a thread come up where I've agreed with him so much to be honest. I still have respect for you Cerek, and other right wingers on the forum, for a number...
Forum: General Discussion 11-09-2004, 01:02 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,397
Posted By Barry the Sprout
Its an editorial, presumably the editor will take...

Its an editorial, presumably the editor will take responsibility for it and will have at least approved it (although this being Fleet Street he may not have actually written the thing).

And as far...
Forum: General Discussion 11-04-2004, 11:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 290
Posted By Barry the Sprout
The problem with the idea that protests shouldn't...

The problem with the idea that protests shouldn't upset people, get in people's way, or generally cause a disturbance is that it kind of removes the whole point of them. How many people are you...
Forum: Entertainment (Movies, TV Shows and Books/Comics) 09-21-2004, 08:05 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 605
Posted By Barry the Sprout
On your first point I have to question the wisdom...

On your first point I have to question the wisdom of improving a people's standard of living by bombing the crap out of them. Saddam was a complete bastard but that does not mean we have to go in...
Forum: General Discussion 09-14-2004, 07:56 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 391
Posted By Barry the Sprout
In my opinion the kind of people who'll only...

In my opinion the kind of people who'll only listen to a guy in shoes and a tie are only going to listen to the kind of things a guy in shoes and a tie would say. And if you can't see a clear theme...
Forum: Entertainment (Movies, TV Shows and Books/Comics) 09-14-2004, 07:39 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 605
Posted By Barry the Sprout
You're going to have to go through the logic of...

You're going to have to go through the logic of that one more time for me, because it seems to me that when your country is being attacked the best thing for the head of state to be doing would be...
Forum: General Discussion 09-09-2004, 05:42 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 391
Posted By Barry the Sprout
While we're on the subject of information...

While we're on the subject of information regarding Moore that's completely irrelevant to the arguments he puts forward I'd like to say that he also wears a hat, and is sometimes not clean shaven.
...
Forum: General Discussion 09-03-2004, 06:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 378
Posted By Barry the Sprout
Yorick, did you have to answer that in three...

Yorick, did you have to answer that in three different posts? It makes it hard to quote and respond to.

You allude that I have no figures to support my claim that protests persuade people, yet...
Forum: General Discussion 09-02-2004, 10:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 378
Posted By Barry the Sprout
I've been on a lot of protests and in my...

I've been on a lot of protests and in my experience they are an extremely effective method of disseminating your ideas and persuading people who were previously on the fence or procrastinating on the...
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