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I am moral because I choose to be. I choose to treat others well, and I try to. Not because I am scared, but because I believe it is the right thing to do. When I am not moral, I choose not to harm other because in the heat of the moment I lose my reason, but fear lawful retribution. When I am calmer I realise my thoughts were wrong, and consider ways to keep emotional control. I am moral so as not to hurt others.
When they are moral it is because they are scared of retribution. There does not have to be a reason to be moral, apart from they are following rules. Not because they believe those rules are in themselves moral, but because they have been told these are the rules they must follow. They do not question those rules, because to do so would deny that their god is greater. To question this would be against those rules – the moral do not question god, the immoral are punished. Thus they are moral so they do not get hurt.
Who is the more moral? He who acts not to hurt others, or he who acts to avoid being hurt?
George Galloway has described Charlie Hebdo as “a racist, Islamophobic, hypocritical rag. Typical of Gorgeous George he ignores everything that he can’t get angry about, that doesn’t prove or argue with what he believes. He ignores the magazine’s continued and long standing criticism of the Catholic Church, for instance. Like the Pope he blames the victim.
To stand with Charlie Hebdo isn’t flowers on a celebrity’s grave, an act of condolence of a stranger. It is to make a stand against those who say “You may not say anything about my religion, because I will be offended.” That attitude would be unacceptable with any other notion: caricatures of politicians aren’t stopped because those who believe in their policies profoundly are upset. Criticising someone’s home town may be downright rude, but isn’t something that can never be said. Yet religeon demands this pass – despite not only the followers of Abraham splinting into three sects that not only disagree vehemently with each other, they can’t even agree among themselves what they believe, yet attack anyone who questions their world view as intolerant. Einstein may not have liked Niels Bohr’s sub-atomic theories, but he did admit their correctness when proof was shown. He didn’t feel the need to set off a bomb.
This is the response I put on HuffPo UK
I’ve long wondered why we don’t count in base 11 or base 6. People will say ‘We have 10 fingers’, but that is rather my point: You don’t need a “10s” column until you reach ”11”. Imagine an early farmer counting sheep- he gets to 10, then on 11 puts a stone in the ‘hands full’ pile.
Likewise, you can count to 5 on your one hand, then use the other to record 6.”1,2,3,4,5, Onehand, Onehand-1, onehandy-2 etc” This would allow you to count to 35 on just 10 fingers (Fivehand-five), then ‘Stone’ (say) for Sixhand.
Of course over time these would be slurred and contracted (like four-ten is 40): twoston threehandy four is nine-tens four.
Feel free to steal this for alien cultures in your RPGs!
The BBC have today apologised for a scene where Jeremy Clarkson is seen driving past Waterloo Station. The French Embassy lambasted Top Gear for insensitively reminding everyone that it took a British General to stop a crazed meglomaniac from taking over Europe.
BBC spokeswoman, Ebola McBlamehound, said “It is obviously unfeeling for the BBC not to do everything in its power to change the name of the Station.
As of October, there have been approximately 4,000 worldwide Ebola deaths. Im not saying we should ignore this, but…
In the UK alone flu kills 2,500 people per year. Road accidents 2013 killed 1700.
A third of British adults are obese, and as far back as 2001, a report by the National Audit Office (NAO) ‘Tackling obesity in Britain’ estimated that approximately 6% of all deaths in England in 1998 were caused by obesity – a total of 30,000 excess deaths in that year, but when the Government looks at ways to help people reduce calorie intake there are screams of “Nanny State”, even though modern food processing, if left unregulated, makes it difficult to control your diet.
Just a thought.
I have a low tolerance for “celebrity” news. I found the outpouring of grief about Princess Diana just a bit nauseating, the mass flower layings at the homes of the famous annoys me. I was sad when Rik Mayall died, but it wasn’t a matter of grief, just sadness at the early death of another human, one whose work I enjoyed.
So why am I affected so much by Robin Williams?
My son finished college today, and hopefully will be off to University in September.
Education hasn’t been easy for him. When he was 7 he was diagnosed with a lazy eye. It wasn’t found early enough (the only day he had off school sick when he was 5 was the day they did the eye tests). It was thought that this was what was holding his reading back.
Then we found he had dyslexia – quite severe as far as I can tell. We fought the council for funding for help for him at school. We also paid for a lesson with a specialist teacher once a week. After a while she suggested we get him tested for Aspergers. That was another fight to get the education department to recognise the diagnosis (because the support costs money). This is a proper diagnosis, done by professionals, not ‘I’ve done a checklist from the internet’.
Many years ago Marmite broke all the rules of advertising.
They suggested that some people don’t like their product.
The world of advertising were incredulous (except, I assume, the agency that came up with this idea). They thought the company was mad.
“Are you mad?” they said (see, told you). “You can’t suggest someone doesn’t like your product, you’ll put people off.”
However their PR men had spotted something. Marmite – you either love it or you hate it, and this went on to form the basis of one of the most successful campaigns in British TV history.
Now obviously Marmite is the Devil’s smegma. However my brother (aged 41 and 6 months) becomes inappropriately excited by Twiglets (which I maintain are real twigs, covered in tarmac, though the packet assures us they are Marmite covered breadsticks)- to wit, upon finding we had had them for the Christmas Evening buffet had him running round like a 5 year old at a party.
My Dad’s response?
“I’m not really that keen on Marmite.”
NOT THAT KEEN. NO ONE IS NEUTRAL ABOUT MARMITE. You can’t be ‘not that keen’.
Millions of pounds worth of advertising undermined in one sentence.
Chinese space officials today admitted that they are sending real astronauts to the moon, as it is easier than faking a moon-landing convincingly.
“Modelling the low gravity on a sound stage is a huge problem,” one unnamed official admitted. “We tried CGI, but the cost of the render-time was more than actually sending a ship there.”
Instead the actual landing will be preceded by 2 other spaceships, one carrying the 20 man production crew, and another containing a specially made Ikea flat pack sound stage – known as “fakr”- with all the pieces needed, including polystyrene ‘moon-rocks’.
NASA official Buzz Trellis said “We wish we’d done this. No-one believes real footage- fake is always more convincing.”
Sent by me today.
It’s been quite stressful at work recently, so I and the two ladies I share an office with all chipped in last week for some comfort food, and Wendy and I took ourselves to the local store to stock up.
Among the items, Wendy selected a Haribo Mega-mix bag (yeah we’re a bunch of 40-somethings eating kids’ treat bags. Like I say, stressed). I must admit I had some reservations, as I am not a lover of the Gold-bear. However I realise that your jellies are formulated for a younger palate, not a middle aged man, and it was a ‘Mega-mix’ bag. As such the pack also tantalised with the promise of ‘Tang-fastics’, and I do like a sharp/sour sweet. We also bought chocolate chip cookies and bags of scampi fries and bacon fries. As you can see we were not planning to run our afternoon snacks past a doctor for their approval, but were intending to cheer our minds and taste buds (if not our arteries).
Upon opening the bag I sorted through for something I would like, and retrieved a packet of Tang-fastic. I say ‘a packet’; it would be more accurate to say ‘THE packet’. Yes, much to my disappointment, there was only one pack of this fizzy delight. And not just my disappointment, for it turned out Robbo also fancied a pack, and I had snagged the only one. I have thus upset my colleague, and she’s Australian, so not someone I wish to anger.
There were a few packets of what my colleague Wendy assures me are called ‘Star-mix’, but not many. Indeed, an unofficial audit between us (the bin has been emptied, so we can’t count the packs) suggests that of the 25 packs, at least 18 were Gold-bears. 72% (plus) of this gummy ursine seems rather excessive in something that represents itself as a ‘mega-mix’.
We therefore wish to register our disappointment, our distress even, at this oversight by your packing machine. I was so upset I had to have another packet of Bacon Fries.
Ian, Wendy and Emma (aka Robbo)
PS Robbo wishes to make it clear she is not yet a 40-something.
PPS Wendy says age is immaterial, as your slogan is “Kids and adults love it so, the happy world of Haribo.” We would add, “unless you like Tang-fastic or Star-mix, when you are in for a disappointment.”
If the Daily Mail wants to talk about 1930’s political affiliations can we all make a point in posting the following reminder.
The Daily Mail – The paper that supported Hitler.
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Chain of Command is the new platoon level wargame from the Too Fat Lardies. Rich has produced a QRS. However before that had been published I had already started my own. These I feel are the best lay out.
Sheet 1 – Command and Movement
Sheet 2 – Combat and Morale
Sheet 3 – Vehicle Combat.
Please note some suspected anomalies have been double checked by people on the Lardies Yahoo Group, specifically 1) 0 and 1 net hits on soft skins and 2) The difference between Road and Broken wheeled movement: ALL hard ground counts as Road.
UPDATE 19 Sept 13. Updated to amend a couple of errors that had crept in.
It’s come in at 118000 words, or there about. It’s currently with 3 people for reading/finding cockups/grammar errors.
It also has two endings, I don’t know which one I want.