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by Senlac
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Female Athlete Pay
Replies: 34
Views: 226

Re: Female Athlete Pay

“It’s a failure of marketing. Serena Williams would not be able to beat male players - yet she is marketed and brings in huge draws.” If this were the case, why aren’t hot shot female marketing execs taking advantage of market opportunities other than Serena? They could simultaneously prove how good...
by Senlac
Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Female Athlete Pay
Replies: 34
Views: 226

Re: Female Athlete Pay

I probably have a minority opinion here, but I’ll make it anyway. In all competitive fields of employment (such as professional sport) & hundreds of others, I’m beginning to find it hard to believe gender (or race, religion etc) have any relevance any more. If a black, Buddhist, women turned out to ...
by Senlac
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: Welcome to Feedback and Bug Reports!
Replies: 9
Views: 630

Re: Welcome to Feedback and Bug Reports!

I'm unimpressed with the RR punishment for missing orders to get out of a game, given that there is no option to leave a game other than missing two sets of orders/emailing Mods. If you wanted to find a way to totally discourage me from playing here for a year, then I think you've succeeded marvell...
by Senlac
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Is it worse to be racist or sexist?
Replies: 15
Views: 250

Re: Is it worse to be racist or sexist?

I’m busy conducting a trial on this very subject, on the basis accusations of either/both fly in my direction on occasion:-)
by Senlac
Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: ODC 2019 Tournament Discussion (finished games only)
Replies: 70
Views: 2203

Re: ODC 2019 Tournament Discussion (finished games only)

I thought about it but its a rather complex calculation and there are just better things to do in life. If anyone calculates it correctly I will be mightily impressed I did some quick calculations - so not exactly "correct". But, I did find that above 80 as of the last update guarantees a spot in t...
by Senlac
Sat Jun 01, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: circumcision
Replies: 128
Views: 2735

Re: circumcision

I’ve become so cynical about the ability of humans to use their supposed evolutionary advantage (large brain) that this amongst many issues are beyond salvation. Stone Age will do as a descriptor for the feeble minded kind that conduct such practises & this one is more horrific than others. It’s ano...
by Senlac
Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: circumcision
Replies: 128
Views: 2735

Re: circumcision

Dyslexia rules KO! “In the final paragraph you lump "bound feet" with FMG ( what the devil is the meaning of that acronym?)” The acronym was FGM (Female Genital Mutilation). What you’re on about:-) I know you emphasise the “voluntary” nature of many of my examples, in fact “sought after” could be sa...
by Senlac
Fri May 31, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: circumcision
Replies: 128
Views: 2735

Re: circumcision

I would note that not one response has been made to my comment about the, in my opinion, barbaric mutilation of young women (removal of clitoris) usually done by men & linked to particular groups​ of religious extremists. It occurs in our world. Not one other person has made any contribution discus...
by Senlac
Wed May 29, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: circumcision
Replies: 128
Views: 2735

Re: circumcision

Why all the hate for circumcision? Not sure “hate” is the right word. It’s just not “normal” in most European countries, or at least wasn’t when I was young. There was still some stigma associated, maybe a hangover of the virulent anti-semitism of not long before. Most of my generation had parents ...
by Senlac
Mon May 27, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: European Election Night(s)!
Replies: 38
Views: 570

Re: European Election Night(s)!

😀 Well I found the European Election Night amusing. Nothing like a squirming politician to generate humour. Good to see both major UK parties get hammered after what they have put the British through in the last 3 years. I’d say there will be some very nervous party officials thinking the spotlight ...
by Senlac
Sun May 26, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Botswana repeals ban on killing Elephants
Replies: 39
Views: 621

Re: Botswana repeals ban on killing Elephants

Major, “I think it's a remarkable contortion.of logic to oppose abortion and support the death penalty”. Potentially true, but I believe it’s so because “purpose” has been removed as an ingredient for a lot of our law making, often replaced by “principle” & so called “rights”. Personally I believe t...
by Senlac
Sun May 26, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Botswana repeals ban on killing Elephants
Replies: 39
Views: 621

Re: Botswana repeals ban on killing Elephants

A clarification to avoid accusations of self contradiction; Above I say “there are no actions to be taken”. This relates to actions needed to cause our population to become unsustainable. We’re already taking those actions very nicely. In an earlier post I say “but there are reasonable steps that co...
by Senlac
Sun May 26, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Botswana repeals ban on killing Elephants
Replies: 39
Views: 621

Re: Botswana repeals ban on killing Elephants

Humans clearly are the primary species. We’re busy wiping out everything else! I don’t believe human life should have primacy over all other creatures. The evidence is irrefutable that our species is destructive, greedy & uncaring to the fate of others put on this planet. From my personal experience...
by Senlac
Sun May 26, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Botswana repeals ban on killing Elephants
Replies: 39
Views: 621

Re: Botswana repeals ban on killing Elephants

I don’t have much to contribute but it appears an “argument” in favour was requested. It’s more of a statement. I believe the Major is correct & there are many creatures I would save from that hypothetical fire, ahead of a human. I believe our perceived value of a pristine environment will increase ...
by Senlac
Sat May 25, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Botswana repeals ban on killing Elephants
Replies: 39
Views: 621

Re: Botswana repeals ban on killing Elephants

Surely one part of the problem is us, the sheer number of humans now on the earth, and our insatiable demands for more land. Why do we continue to believe in the primacy of human life above all other forms of life ? If there's nine billion plus humans and only a few thousand orangutans then surely ...
by Senlac
Sat May 25, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Botswana repeals ban on killing Elephants
Replies: 39
Views: 621

Re: Botswana repeals ban on killing Elephants

Maybe killing ban could stay while authorities are controlling the elephant population. Complete repeal can encourage some hunters to consume populations too fastly. Exactly. Once the population is low enough for acceptable damage to the habitat then the elephants should be left alone. Also the old...
by Senlac
Sat May 25, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Botswana repeals ban on killing Elephants
Replies: 39
Views: 621

Re: Botswana repeals ban on killing Elephants

The elephant population has to be controlled but I disapprove of tourists gunning them down as a form of exotic entertainment. I remember in South Africa rangers would cull the old ones not some random amateurs shooting anything that moves. There again South Africa wasn’t so desperate for any method...
by Senlac
Thu May 23, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Time zones in America
Replies: 66
Views: 1121

Re: Time zones in America

@Seniac, but you are still saying it is something fundamental to Islam which can't change because Mohammed practiced it. I would disagree. Even Saudi Arabia is moving to eradicate child marriage or at least reduce it: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-child-marriage/is-saudi-arabia-on-the-ro...
by Senlac
Wed May 22, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Time zones in America
Replies: 66
Views: 1121

Re: Time zones in America

@Seniac, I agree that Jamiet went over the top. But on your specific point about child marriage I don't believe your assertion that it is somehow unique to Islam. It cuts across religious lines - Christians, Muslims and Hindus have adherents which are guilty of it (e.g. as well as being high in the...
by Senlac
Wed May 22, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Time zones in America
Replies: 66
Views: 1121

Re: Time zones in America

Flash, it's absolutely about paedophilia. Any grown man who impregnates a 10 year old girl is a paedophile. Any lawmaker who thinks that allowing that man to marry the 10 year old girl he impregnates is evil, and a supporter of paedophiles. And to bring in Senlac's view on this issue: YAY DEMOCRACY...