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by Qwerty
Sat Aug 05, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Yes, it's true: Dutch-language Wikipedia is dying....
Replies: 22
Views: 3040

Re: Yes, it's true: Dutch-language Wikipedia is dying....

The Dutch are even more tidy-minded than the Germans and without any of the post-Nazi self-loathing. The wonder is WP ever got established there at all. On the hand, Van Gogh...
by Qwerty
Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Dark Corners -- a place for odd and deviant subjects (WP related or not)
Topic: The (new, straight-from-scratch) Trump thread
Replies: 255
Views: 32127

Re: The (new, straight-from-scratch) Trump thread

I have just discovered someone who talks a bit like me – David Goodhart. He has just published a book titled ‘The Road to Somewhere’ and I saw him interviewed on the idiot box today. He posits a new division in the socio-political thingummy, between Somewheres and Anywheres. A Somewhere is somebody ...
by Qwerty
Mon Jul 03, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: Dark Corners -- a place for odd and deviant subjects (WP related or not)
Topic: The (new, straight-from-scratch) Trump thread
Replies: 255
Views: 32127

Re: The (new, straight-from-scratch) Trump thread

This thread has quieted down because a deluge of information has come to light (and Larkin explained he'd be absent). Here's where I'm landing as I try to make sense of what's going on in this country: Things are very far from normal. Sometimes conspiracies are real, so on the balance of evidence t...
by Qwerty
Sat Jun 10, 2017 7:50 am
Forum: Wikipedia In The Media
Topic: The "Democraric Union Party" and WP
Replies: 2
Views: 668

Re: The "Democraric Union Party" and WP

Would Irish Alison be in that brawl and would she be throwing punches? As far as I can tell, she believes in witches, so I guess that puts her in the anti camp. You are wrong about the bigger picture: I don't think any country's politics in the anglo-phone world are broken. We're like Professor Jone...
by Qwerty
Mon May 29, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: Dark Corners -- a place for odd and deviant subjects (WP related or not)
Topic: The (new, straight-from-scratch) Trump thread
Replies: 255
Views: 32127

Re: The (new, straight-from-scratch) Trump thread

He said he was going to drain the swamp and the swamp has yet to eat him alive, despite all the growls, mysterious splashes, hisses, thrashings, hoop-hoop-hoops, flares of natural gas, crab eyes and snake lips winking at him in the mangrove mud. I don’t fancy his chances but he is still out there in...
by Qwerty
Sun May 28, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Snowden Speaks w. Wales over Televideo App
Replies: 4
Views: 915

Re: Snowden Speaks w. Wales over Televideo App

In other words, maybe, perhaps a few sentences filling in the background for the ill-informed (no names) might be a goodish idea. Fine. Research and write them. No you won't gain world domination that way. Every thread should be introduced with a summary of issues, penned by those who are in the kn...
by Qwerty
Sun May 28, 2017 3:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Snowden Speaks w. Wales over Televideo App
Replies: 4
Views: 915

Re: Snowden Speaks w. Wales over Televideo App

Two things: 1. Wales' laptop has a couple of greasy spots - on the touch pad and the space bar. 2. Is the 'special moment in our history' a personal luv-a-thon between these two guys or is it aiming at a wider entity, like Mankind, or some sub-species of that fauna? In other words, maybe, perhaps a ...