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    Such a small world! I too had a distant uncle from Newcastle who happened to be a scout for Custer at Little Big Horn. One day, before the battle, Custer said to him, "Geordie, pop over yonder hill and see if you can spot any injuns." "Nee botha, Custer marra. Aa'l be back in a jiff." Three days later Geordie returns. "Well, tell me dear boy, did you see any injuns?" "Bloody loads of them Custer, dancing around and banging drums." "Hmm... Tell me Geordie, were they WAR drums?" "Nah. They were THEIR drums, Custer!"
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    I've heard Quasi never paid for a round in his life, even though he always told the barman, "I'll pay you when I get straight!"
  3. A gentle reminder of why we need to stay away from nuclear war ...
  4. Another underrated band that I've always liked. The pedal steel guitarist (named Glen Campbell, believe it or not!) is one of the best I've ever heard ...
  5. King Crimson Deep Purple (the colour of Royalty) Napoleon XIV ("They're Coming to Take Me Away Ha-Haa!")
  6. Re conscription ... It's currently being bandied around the internet that many of these 'small boat' people arriving at our shores may be UN soldiers and will take over duties in the UK while our own boys & girls are sent to fight in other theatres. This will become of significant importance when the need for mandated vaccines and many other globalist measures are introduced. These foreigners will have no qualms about enforcing the mandates on UK nationals. So, my belief is that we should keep a close eye on conscription, and note whether only UK nationals are conscripted and sent to fight abroad, or whether these foreign UN soldiers are also included in conscription.
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    English Teeth, English Teeth! Shining in the sun A part of British heritage Aye, each and every one. English Teeth, Happy Teeth! Always having fun Clamping down on bits of fish And sausages half done. English Teeth! HEROES' Teeth! Hear them click! and clack! Let's sing a song of praise to them - Three Cheers for the Brown Grey and Black. ~ Spike Milligan
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    Said Hamlet to Ophelia, I'll draw a sketch of thee, What kind of pencil shall I use? 2B or not 2B? ~ Spike Milligan
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    "I must go down to the sea again, To the lonely sea and the sky; I left my vest and socks there - I wonder if they're dry." ~ Spike Milligan
  10. Meanwhile, there's this going on too (courtesy of John O'Looney) ... The Mass Numbers of Illegal Migrants that Are Pouring into Our Respective Countries Are in Fact UN Soldiers https://forbiddenknowledgetv.net/the-mass-numbers-of-illegal-migrants-that-are-pouring-into-our-respective-countries-are-in-fact-un-soldiers/
  11. It's also posted on Bridgen's X Channel. Personally, I think Bridgen is speaking perfect sense here.
  12. Synth master, Isao Tomita, in a rare live studio session ... I used to listen for hours to Tomita albums. A decent pair of headphones makes a world of difference.
  13. Beautiful song by the largely unknown Clifford T Ward (R.I.P) ...
  14. One of my all-time favourites from Simon & Garfunkel, full of symbolism of a dying relationship ...
  15. So, what are we going to do about this? ... https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2024/05/11/russia-uncovers-oil-and-gas-reserves-british-antarctic/
  16. I believe the above theory is used daily in the House of Commons and the Lords ... TWO TWITS FOR A TWAT!
  17. I remember long ago being interested in certain aspects of Game Theory while developing code for some computer board games and came across 'The Prisoner's Dilemma.' Various strategies, including: TIT FOR TAT, TIT FOR TWO TATS and TWO TITS FOR A TAT were put forward as solutions. Here is a short description ... In 1980, Robert Axelrod, professor of political science at the University of Michigan, held a tournament of various strategies for the prisoner's dilemma. He invited a number of well-known game theorists to submit strategies to be run by computers. In the tournament, programs played games against each other and themselves repeatedly. Each strategy specified whether to cooperate or defect based on the previous moves of both the strategy and its opponent. Some of the strategies submitted were: Always defect: This strategy defects on every turn. This is what game theory advocates. It is the safest strategy since it cannot be taken advantage of. However, it misses the chance to gain larger payoffs by cooperating with an opponent who is ready to cooperate. Always cooperate: This strategy does very well when matched against itself. However, if the opponent chooses to defect, then this strategy will do badly. Random: The strategy cooperates 50% of the time. All of these strategies are prescribed in advance. Therefore, they cannot take advantage of knowing the opponent's previous moves and figuring out its strategy. The winner of Axelrod's tournament was the TIT FOR TAT strategy. The strategy cooperates on the first move, and then does whatever its opponent has done on the previous move. Thus, when matched against the all-defect strategy, TIT FOR TAT strategy always defects after the first move. When matched against the all-cooperate strategy, TIT FOR TAT always cooperates. This strategy has the benefit of both cooperating with a friendly opponent, getting the full benefits of cooperation, and of defecting when matched against an opponent who defects. When matched against itself, the TIT FOR TAT strategy always cooperates. Several variations to TIT FOR TAT have been proposed. TIT FOR TWO TATS is a forgiving strategy that defects only when the opponent has defected twice in a row. TWO TITS FOR TAT, on the other hand, is a strategy that punishes every defection with two of its own. TIT FOR TAT relies on the assumption that its opponent is trying to maximize his score. When paired with a mindless strategy like RANDOM, TIT FOR TAT sinks to its opponent's level. For that reason, TIT FOR TAT cannot be called a "best" strategy. It must be realized that there really is no "best" strategy for prisoner's dilemma. Each individual strategy will work best when matched against a "worse" strategy. In order to win, a player must figure out his opponent's strategy and then pick a strategy that is best suited for the situation.
  18. Eric Johnson takes some beating for my money. I particularly like where the main riff comes in at 2:43 ...
  19. This is well worth a read (only 4 short pages) for anyone not familiar with the Rosenau Experiment ... https://www.researchgate.net/publication/376488528_Debunking_Pasteur's_Germ_Theory As @XelNaga says ... interesting! Every day's a school day!
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