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I enjoy documentaries both for what they show as they go along and for the genre itself.

You have the British style, presented by a learned fellow in jeans walking along a beach, a meadow, a street, the dark side of the moon, whilst elucidating how the world turned out to be what it is.

Or the American style with the disembodied steroid-enhanced gravel voice (unless we're talking about Michael Moore) going through discoveries by the number until we get to the one that left the whole community of scholars, scientists, or worker termites completely flabbergasted, a discovery impeccably timed to happen right after the next advertisement break.

The journalistic variety emphasise how clandestine the program or film you're watching is. The more shaky the handheld or hidden camera is, the better the journalistic credentials.

Are there any documentaries (or dramatisations) you have found interesting, and why?
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Nah not watching the nonsense The majority did not want same sex poof marriages. Interestingly the committee in the house that takes in petitions had far more  petitioners on queerdom and the stance against it but were studiously ignored. Indeed more responded to that than independence matters. Maybe you might also not that your great US pals the Saudis and the other Islamist corners are violent against qieers but you lot say nothing about it. Talk about elementary politics? Not surprising education has a problem in the ex-colonies.
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That's what happens when you live in a country which is run by ex-colonial powers who don't have answer to the electorate.

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Try a proper revolution.

There's no need. We have you to remind us there are worse places than here.

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Well not when it comes to giant hypocrisy dear man!
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Crap! What was that?! :left::right:

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The majority did not want same sex poof marriages.

Really? You have the figures to back that up I take it. Most people I know couldn't care less as it didn't affect them. Oh! and it's same sex marriages, not poof marriages, by the way.
The start and end to every story is the same. But what comes in between you have yourself to blame.

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Reply #56
May i remind you again Luxor steeped as you are in your Brigadoon nationalist tripe. You seems to simply ignore what does not suit you and that includes the petitions that go into the Scottish parliament. Far more responded in tens of thousands than on the independence thing yet ignored.

What we are now getting from the Sturgenite minds is a syetem that is a blight whether it is on education ouoil revenue to do wonderful things, police problems and so on. Then the further police state attitude on children. We are informed that 16 and 17 years olds are wise enough to be allowed to vote. However at the same time the actual real;l Nazis from your corner have introduced a law that says ever baby born in Scotland must have a State appointed "helper" until 18. So mature enough to vote but not for growing up? Since the Referendum the wave of people who have flocked to the tartan fanatics has included an awful lot of dodgy and ignorant people. I would say that there are many in the SNP who are of course perfectly decent people but those that hound opposing people are in far greater mode than them. The language and nastiness is something your lot should be doing more about. Oh and i know you will try and deflect y saying that unionists are level but tyey are NOT. May I remind the way that Murphy was treated in the streets which was far beyoind political games. Cursed at, accused of nasty things that were unreal and even into his face. It has been the same on the net and the Nats are by far the leaders. The attempt to get at the BBC can be added to it then just two days ago i got stuck with one of these latest imbeciles that have flocked to your side.

Coming from the Gt Western Retail park here I stood at the bus stop leaning on the waste paper bin and suddenly got a voice asking if a particular bus had passed. It did catch me on the hop as didn't know this woman was about. Mid twenties, very well, large and I pased the time of day with her. On bus routes I happened to say when she was complaining about them of local routes that had been taken off as the Scottish government had stopped a subsidy. She went into an unexpected and loud rage at my innocent comment. When I tried to be mannerly and ask her to calm down she got worse and then ranted about poverty, cut-backs and so on.  When i politely  disagreed with a couple of issues I was shouted at and called me an f----, b-----d, Nazi Tory. Now I had not said my political leanings but she kept saying this giving a lad about 18 or so a laugh and me shaking my head.  No interest in any opinion and kept the rant up not permitting any opinion but constantly cursingand then her bus came so I smiled and said "cheerio" and got the same ranting again. Trouble is that such people are many and very rarely does the SNP say anything and in fact when this was raised before Salmond gave up he thought it all amusing.

Now I don't mind the Nats having the right to argue for their direction but at the same time they are attracting an awful lot of bad people now.
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Reply #57
You seems to simply ignore what does not suit you and that includes the petitions that go into the Scottish parliament. Far more responded in tens of thousands than on the independence thing yet ignored.

As I suspected, you seem to be unable to back up your absurd claim that the majority did not want same sex marriages. Thought as much, talking mince as usual. A few bible thumpers were against it which was to be expected, but the majority? Not by any stretch of the imagination.

As for the rest of your post... Change the record, it's getting boring.
The start and end to every story is the same. But what comes in between you have yourself to blame.

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Things that are right don't need a majority, but in the US the numbers are clear.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Sixty percent of Americans now support same-sex marriage, as the Supreme Court prepares to rule on its constitutionality next month. This is up from 55% last year and is the highest Gallup has found on the question since it was first asked in 1996.

Equally clear in Britain.
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The latest poll made by BBC Radio in March 2014 found that 68% of the respondents agreed same-sex marriage should be permitted and 26% opposed it. The research also found that younger people were more likely to support same-sex marriage, with 80% of 18 to 34-year-olds backing it, compared with 44% of over-65s. Of those polled, women were more likely to support same-sex marriage than men, with 75% of women for it compared with 61% of men in favour.

Discrimination against Blacks was never right, nor was it against same-sex relationships. Remember the days of anti-Semitic sentiment and practices? Don't forget that Jesus was a Jew! And never married.
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Nice try Luxor but you are purely an emotional Scot of the metal kilt mob. You studiously ignored what i said about petitions sent in on indpenednece and the matter of poof marriage, etc so typical. On the broader basis you have no answers so try to fall back on self-smug satisfaction. On the police, health service, taxation, oil collapse and so on. You are attracting Scots but the bottom of the pile loud mouthed, arrogant and ignorant. You do have the majority when it comes to abuse over the net but you are good for doing a dance. The matter of State interference on families with the new-born whilst saying that 16 and 17's are capable of being able to vote. Considering that you have been like the Soviets or National Socialists interfering with the newborn until they are 18 makes the voting age laughable. So be as snooty and smug as you like because once you folk are forced out of the dreams of Jacobism you cannot answer for yourselves.

Oh and you no doubt had hoped for a labour minority win so you could go into bed with them at Westminster but that has fallen flat in the face and you will get nowhere. Those Scots who are dissatisfied with Labour will no doubt vote for you lot but are not of the independence mindset. When one looks at the General Election voting in Scotland how much of a deflation was that bus stop harridan? I note that around 430,000 Scots voted for the Tories  which is not insignificant so that SNP fanatic must try and explain how there are so many Scots Nazis ion the country!  :o :lol:
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You are attracting Scots but the bottom of the pile loud mouthed, arrogant and ignorant

Nope! I think you'll find they are already members of your club.

Oh and you no doubt had hoped for a labour minority win

Nope again. I couldn't give a toss what the labour party do.

I note that around 430,000 Scots voted for the Tories  which is not insignificant

Yet less than they got in the 2010 election, what a shame for them.

there are so many Scots Nazis

I think you will find that there are no Nazis in Scotland whatsoever.
You need a history lesson obviously, try Wikipedia it should be simple enough, even for you.
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(Oh, the trouble I could make! But, no, I ain't agonna do it. No sirree bob! :devil: )
What would happen if a large asteroid slammed into the Earth?
According to several tests involving a watermelon and a large hammer, it would be really bad!

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This thread may be high on drama lately, but hardly on documentation.

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This thread may be high on drama lately, but hardly on documentation.

DnD needs a documentary for posterity.

So, the richer boys gets the funding. I'm a very good filmmaker. And all of you are great actors. :)
Maybe we should hire Monica Belluci...
A matter of attitude.

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You are dead on there as a Nat Luxor and rather limited in tour corner sonny. The way you lot act it is so puffed up and arrogant. You and Labour are so hostile to each other and although labour has declined they are still about in numbers. As for the Tories you would think there were none of them in Scotland the way your propaganda works and yet and yet there are hundreds of thousands of them too! You create a national Stae police force which has been seen as a problem the oil industry is declining rapidly our health serice and education system with challenges. The matter of State interference in every child is another thing to danc round. So it doesn't matter how good a family background you have everyone having a baby must have it supervised by someone appointed by the State! What a touch of Nazi or Soviet stuff that one is. At the same time claiming that every 16 and 17 year old should be voting which kind of contradicts the government interferece in every child until they are 18. These thins must ne echoed here to others outside the country.

On a wider basis many Scots who were of the more emotional persuasion voted for you in the General Election but not for the independence waste of time but heart tugging and no practicality. Enjoy having all the MP's at Westminster but the government has a majority so you are stuck in a corner. Salmond several years ago got pally with the red socks cardinal and made it clear he was after their votes but since he had to resign being a sexual deviant that has passed.Ireland was held up as the way ahead until it went bankrupt but we don't hear about it now. Instead it is the Scandinavian slot but you cannot navigate another country tradition into your own. Declining oil, population getting older, money in an independent country would be another problem and taxes would have to rise. The more emotional Brigadoons since the General Election clap at the SNP guff about taxing the rich more to make up for things which is a neat throway but there aren't enough of them.

Those from elsewhere will note the inability to actually answer the negatives being shown by the tartan fanatics.  We get dancing around the actual practicalities and that Scotland would be unlike anywhere else and be a world champion, aye right. Many of those who drifted to the SNP vote in the Election have been of a lower and scurrilous attitude and foreigners may be totally unaware of the shocking, disgusting and terrible attacks verbally that have been made of anyone who is Unionist inclined. Much of the were no doubt ex-Labour as well! So be as supercilious you want and feel self-satisfied as well but you cannot deal with the in-the-face stuff and you have well proved it.

Meanwhile I will use the words of Lord Carson in 1922 with the matter of a Border in 1922...."Not an inch!" (!).  :lol:
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many Scots who were of the more emotional persuasion voted for you in the General Election

Did they? I didn't even know I was standing. Jeez! I'm going to have to go see my Dr, as my memory must be worse than I thought.
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Note all that he cannot answer the charges but falls back on the old thread excuse of would-be satire or scoffing. What is also laughable is that the "leader" of the Yes Referendum side claimed at one stage he was not SNP which isults the intelligence as apart from the Green Party which amounts to a corner the campaign could only go on with the Scottish Nose Pickers.

They can huff and puff all they want with the contingent in Westminster because they have been sidelined by Labour not winning the General Election. And assuming the Brigadoons do likewise with Holyrood the same applies. Oh and in passing think I might mention a passing statistic. In saying that the Conservative vote was declined in Scotland was worth replying to. Labour and the Liberal Democrats had a very obvious and noted percentage decline in Scotland but the Conservatives only went down 1% which is nothing and holding their own. The SNP in the previous Scottish Parliament time repeatedly accepted support from the Scottish Tories to get things through and still come out with this juvenile rant about that corner. Some 430,000,000 Tory voters in Scotland so what a hoot there are still so many but that is the way the nationalist emotionals rant.

So snuffingly continue the arrogant slant it is a goodly background for readers!
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 ???

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 :zzz: Even the drama is fizzling.




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A suitable answer for big head tt92 -  :P
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Note all that he cannot answer the charges but falls back on the old thread excuse of would-be satire or scoffing.

The start and end to every story is the same. But what comes in between you have yourself to blame.

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A suitable answer for big head tt92 -   :P


This is what you wrote, Rj.
"So snuffingly continue the arrogant slant it is a goodly background for readers!"

Tt92 was referring to the difficulty of figuring out what you intended to convey. I don't understand it either. What does "snufflingly" mean? I couldn't find it in any but a medical dictionary, and it doesn't seem to fit what you might have meant. Secondly, it looks like two sentences slammed together with no apparent connection.

"Perhaps if you in any intention got the same idea to leave for a weekend what did he want."

Something like the above.

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Luxor is in the same mind limitation as tt92 and shows his self-aggrandisement. But the inability to answer as a would-be smug way says more. He will not quote any poll that does not fit into his nationalist tartan mind. For example the Smith Commission polls. It was discovered that most Scots did not know what it was even though it was setting the basis for wider powers. Then again a poll said they were not satisfied with what the same Commission was coming up with! It is the old story of ignoring anything one does not like to hear and try and be pompous and sigh. People can get carried away with emotion rather than sense and it is a nationalist trait and the vast majority of those that are carried away with such whilst the more intelligent in that camp of course ignore such.

My supermarket cafe has free newspapers daily on a rack and often puts up that National newspaper of the independence corner. Farcical as it is in the face political and they don't put up the other equivalent the "Morning Star" of the Communists. The thing that keeps the National afloat is the money from dedicated advertisers but it doesn't reach many as the circulation is way, way down. Good news and time for a glass of Irn Bru to celebrate!
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Some 430,000,000 Tory voters in Scotland so what a hoot there are still so many but that is the way the nationalist emotionals rant.
I had no idea there's nearly as many Tory voters in Scotland as the combined population of the US and Mexico.

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Some 430,000,000 Tory voters in Scotland so what a hoot there are still so many but that is the way the nationalist emotionals rant.
I had no idea there's nearly as many Tory voters in Scotland as the combined population of the US and Mexico.


Considering that the population of the entire UK is between 65 and 70 million, they must be importing Tories in vast numbers.

Funny thing, that. People raise a fuss if Chicago allows a few dead people to vote--- but just look at RJH's numbers----there aren't enough buses to bring in people from out-of-town to vote the right way on that level.
What would happen if a large asteroid slammed into the Earth?
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