It's time to restore our traditional mid-winter festival to its former glory

brian_eggleston
bjrscj

Sadly, many years ago our mid-winter festivities were hijacked by religious zealots who wanted us to celebrate the birth of the founder of their sect – Jesus Christ - and they sought to rebrand the traditional Yuletide celebrations as "Christmas" in his honour. The fact is, the Christians of Northern Europe didn't adopt the 25th December to mark Jesus Christ's birthday until around three or four hundred years after he died (supposing he even existed at all) and this is generally accepted to...

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Don't let London's Olympic Legacy be Lexus Lanes

brian_eggleston
TheTruthAnalyst

So, you are an affluent investment banker who has personally profited enormously from the huge government subsidies lavished on the financial sector and, in order to preserve your wealth, you are based in the Principality of Monaco where income is taxed at 0%. You live there in an exclusive penthouse apartment overlooking Monte Carlo's Port Hercule, which is where your luxury yacht happens to be moored. However, the bank you work for is located in London, Europe's financial hub, and every wee...

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The courts should be allowed to grant retrospective abortion orders

brian_eggleston
imabench

Austria, 1901. A customs official returns home to his wife.Mr Alois Hitler (for it is he): Good evening, dear.Mrs Klara Hitler (for it is she): Good evening, Alois. Nice day at work?Mr Hitler: Not really, Klara, where’s young Adolf? I can’t hear him goose-stepping around the house, barking orders&...

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It's time for New York to drop the "New"

brian_eggleston
jm_notguilty

I recently responded to an advert in a newspaper which read: SPECIAL OFFER New Vases Only £9.99 each Made in China However, when the vase was delivered I noticed that the glaze was tarnished and, suspicious, I used the Internet to research the markings on the vase's base and discovered, much to my dismay, that far from being "new" the vase was actually made in China during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and I, naturally, sent it back with a demand for a full refund. Okay, I hear you sa...

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Debate arguments that contain unnecessary repetitions should be considered null and void

brian_eggleston
ReformedArsenal

The English language contains various different terms, phrases, idioms, expressions and sayings that, to all intents and purposes, repeat themselves. First and foremost among these, alphabetically-speaking, is the legal term ‘assault and battery'. The two nouns in this saying have broadly the same meaning - "assault": a violent physical attack; and "battery": the act of battering or beating. (1) Is it really necessary to employ such repetition in order to maintain law and order? Other simi...

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Governments must act more decisively to stop the spread of AIDS

brian_eggleston
drafterman

When people used to contract a contagious disease for which there is no cure, such as leprosy, they were isolated from the rest of society in order to prevent that disease from spreading. Thankfully, these days, leprosy can be easily treated (1) which is why sufferers are no longer confined to leper colonies. But what about people with HIV/AIDS? There is still no cure for this fatal disease yet people infected with HIV are allowed to roam the streets without let or hindrance. As a result of t...

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The NFL should kick racist teams out of American football

brian_eggleston
drafterman

Please examine the following list of team names and see if you can spot the odd one out: New York Kikes; Cleveland N!ggers; Green Bay Pakis; Denver Dagos; Indianapolis Wops; Washington Redskins; Pittsburgh Greasers; San Francisco 4x2s*; New Orleans Spics; Dallas Coolies; Tampa Bay Towelheads. Can guess which one it is? No? Okay, I'll tell you: it's the Washington Redskins because that is the genuine name of an actual NFL football team whereas I just made the others up. It's o...

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The Breast Enhancement Society of Great Britain should enjoy charitable status

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dappleshade

Tragically, thousands of unfortunate young women in Britain today are forced to wear padded-bras because nature failed to provide them with the beautiful bouncing boobs that most girls take for granted. There is, of course, a solution: breast enhancement surgery is a safe and widely available operation but, because it is classified as cosmetic surgery, it is not available free of charge on the National Health Service. The cost of breast enhancements at a private clinic can run into thousan...

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Shakespeare's works should be abridged and enhanced to make them more enjoyable

brian_eggleston
Lickdafoot

Shakespeare may have written some quite good plays, but few would disagree that most of them are far too long and boring. That’s why they should be edited and spiced up a bit at the same time. Here is an example of what I have in mind: Romeo &...

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On the balance of probability, Jesus faked his own crucifixion, resurrection and ascension

brian_eggleston
modivarch

According to the Bible, Noah died aged 950 yet Jesus died when he was about 30. Because it is so improbable that God would let a mere mortal live for the best part of a millennium and yet allow his own son to die so young, we have to consider the possibility that Jesus faked his own crucifixion, resurrection and ascension and that, in fact, he lived for many more years, and may even be walking among us today. Motives --------- 1. Jesus was a Jew and helping the poor and needy would not have...

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