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A MODEST PROPOSAL . . .

 
 
Setanta
 
Reply Wed 4 Jul, 2012 03:08 am
I'm testing a very minor theory . . .

(No actual babies were eaten in the production of this thread.)
 
Rockhead
 
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Reply Wed 4 Jul, 2012 03:16 am
@Setanta,
you're planning to eat simulated babies...?
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Setanta
 
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Reply Wed 4 Jul, 2012 03:53 am
Virtual . . . virtual babies . . .
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Setanta
 
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Reply Wed 4 Jul, 2012 03:54 am
In that anxious period between the Stamp Act crisis (1765) and the beginning of the Revolution, when Americans would complain that they weren't represented in Parliament, the Limeys told them they were "virtually" represented.
Rockhead
 
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Reply Wed 4 Jul, 2012 04:13 am
@Setanta,
I think we already won that struggle.

star spangled banner and all that...
Setanta
 
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Reply Wed 4 Jul, 2012 04:20 am
@Rockhead,
At least virtually . . . there are those who would argue that the abuses and usurpations are not ended . . .
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 4 Jul, 2012 07:43 am
I think I see the problem. It no longer is in to be hip.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Wed 4 Jul, 2012 08:52 am
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contrex
 
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Reply Wed 4 Jul, 2012 11:40 am
For which famine are you proposing a Swiftean solution?
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Wed 4 Jul, 2012 12:08 pm
@Setanta,
they had an internet in 1765?
ehBeth
 
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Reply Wed 4 Jul, 2012 12:10 pm
@Setanta,
I just read a cool thing about representation in Australia - you've got to vote if you're in the Territories, but your representative apparently can't vote (or couldn't when Bryson wrote the Sunburned Country book).

Quote:
The original constitution of Australia did in fact prohibit territory politicians from casting votes and asking questions in the Federal parliment, it also did not allow the territories to vote in senators.

That all changed in 1968, when the territories federal politicians were given full voting rights. It was not until the mid 70's when territorians were also given the right to vote in federal senators.



Read more: http://www.city-data.com/forum/australia-new-zealand/1304319-northern-territories-statehood-houses-safe-bill.html#ixzz1zg95eWfM
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Setanta
 
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Reply Wed 4 Jul, 2012 12:26 pm
@ehBeth,
Pretty odd juxtaposition, no?
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Val Killmore
 
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Reply Wed 4 Jul, 2012 03:02 pm
@Setanta,
Happy 4th of July, you.

Shove a few firecrackers up your ass for me.

Wow it feels good to take the bait, and be a square, cause it is hip to be a square.
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dlowan
 
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Reply Thu 5 Jul, 2012 03:57 am
@Setanta,
Setanta wrote:

I'm testing a very minor theory . . .

(No actual babies were eaten in the production of this thread.)


So who in hell are we poor to eat? The rich? Their toddlers?

And WHAT theory?
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FOUND SOUL
 
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Reply Thu 5 Jul, 2012 04:02 am
@Setanta,
A Modest proposal reminds me of the movie, promoting sleep with me and I'll give you a Million Dollars..... That's a bit generous , above modest.

How about feeding all the babies........................... donations, adoptions, donations, adoptions. Maybe the production would grow 10 fold....
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Setanta
 
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Reply Thu 5 Jul, 2012 04:40 am
@Setanta,
Setanta wrote:
I'm testing a very minor theory . . .


This thread has nothing to do with babies. The theory was tested, the results were not what i expected. It's over now, you can go home.
FOUND SOUL
 
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Reply Thu 5 Jul, 2012 04:58 am
@Setanta,
Why is it that I can read between those lineszzzz ?

Setanta
 
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Reply Thu 5 Jul, 2012 05:02 am
@FOUND SOUL,
Well, if you think you're "reading" anything other than what has been written, i suggest the answer to your "why" is that you have deluded yourself.
FOUND SOUL
 
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Reply Thu 5 Jul, 2012 02:58 pm
@Setanta,
Must be the Irish in me Set Wink
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Setanta
 
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Reply Fri 6 Jul, 2012 03:58 am
Seven of my great grandparents were Irish, one was Scots. I don't know what you're referring to.
 

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