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Sir Leigh of Somerset

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  1. Roll Away The Stone - Mott The Hoople
  2. The Waterboys did a pretty good version of Purple Rain here. When the violinist lets rip towards the end......
  3. Really, really sorry for your very sad and painful loss. Although I didn't manage to enter the draw in the end, I have just made a donation to The Foundation which will hopefully help you continue the great work you're doing in Ben's name and reach out to other families in need of support and comfort.
  4. You've debunked it so I'm right out of here....... Seriously though, if the gesture does have less effect over time (and it will), then even if it doesn't actually have a negative effect wouldn't it still be better to find a new approach and re-energise the campaign? I think the 3 big questions are 1) when is it the right time to stop 'taking the knee', 2) will it be productive to carry on with some form of new symbolic act and 3) if so, what form should that symbolic act take? Personally, I'd like to see more governmental/societal substance over symbolic style if you get my dr
  5. Yeh, I see where you're at now. I think I was blinded by a number of things (including the sheer scale of the carnage over the pond) but mostly by my mathematical inability! All it needs now is for someone to debunk the logic of my thought on 'taking the knee' etc and I'm right out of here;
  6. Apols if I've misquoted, misunderstood or misinterpreted the stats but could you explain how you've calculated your number there. To me, if white people form 86% of the population and account for 85% of 'police deaths', that might be as we'd expect. I thought the numbers for the deaths of black people v asian people were interesting because they're a sort of mirror image - 8% of people killed were black who represent 3% of the population while 3% of people killed were asian who represent 8% of the population. They're the numbers that seem out of synch but I didn't try to draw an
  7. In terms of the 'interesting' stats, the question of what they have to do with the UK is, I think, a fair one to pose. Assuming that it is a credible source, this might help (same source as used for USA figures above - UK figures over 10 years); https://www.statista.com/statistics/1122775/deaths-in-police-custody-in-the-uk-2019-by-ethnicity/ These stats show what I think we all know in that the UK is a very different place than is the USA. In the UK it appears that the deaths of white people is proportionate to the population (85% of deaths in 86% of the population) and, th
  8. Does this help? https://www.statista.com/statistics/585152/people-shot-to-death-by-us-police-by-race/ This may be a carp source and/or I may be reading it wrongly altogether. However, if it's accurate, it shows that while more white people than black people are killed by the police in the USA, the death rate (ie deaths per million of the population) is much higher for black people than it is for white people or hispanic people or asian people. (Apols - took too long writing this and it's been posted!!)
  9. Stones - throw - glasshouses.....
  10. This thread aside for a moment, I'd say the U.S. saw plenty of radical action last Wednesday........
  11. This is a bit late in the day and I know it's not quite what you're referring to by 'versions, but this is rather nice...
  12. Help! When I click on the 'buy a ticket' bit, I'm taken to what looks like a standard 'Just Giving' page and I can't see where to then click to buy tickets for this specific draw (and I'd like to be part of the Bristol City/OTIB contribution). Would be grateful for a steer. Thanks in advance.
  13. Well, that took me back to, literally, one of the 'sounds of the 60s' (the 'pop sound) and what a good track it was. I see Nick Lowe was part of Brinsley Schwartz.
  14. Young Girl - Gary Puckett & The Union Gap !!!!!
  15. What becomes of the broken hearted - Jimmy Ruffin
  16. Scooby snacks - Fun Lovin Criminals It Wasn't Me - Shaggy
  17. Read Lansdown and Ashton have beaten me........
  18. It's still really good fun on the OTIB Politics forum............
  19. Reading many of the comments on many of the recent threads, this seems quite an appropriate choice. Right, all together now.......... ^Tell me over and over and over again, my friend....^
  20. Well, it's my birthday for a start ( - too much birthday cake)!!
  21. I must have missed something a few postings back. On what page will I find news that D.H. has actually been appointed?
  22. All that was proven in Cotts' last season with us is that investment was needed to take us further on. Cotts could only have dreamed about the level of financial support afforded to L.J. We'll never know what might have been but who really believes that Cotts wouldn't have done a better job than L.J. if he'd had that same level of investment?
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