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Stonehedge

Member since Feb 2012 • Last active Dec 2019

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    The two things I suggested are:

    Pull crown to first position, try turning it both ways.

    Pull crown all the way out and advance time past midnight and see if it changes. This isn't how you're supposed to change date but is useful for knowing what's wrong in the movement.

    Sounds like you've tried both.

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    As you have already deduced, that my friend, is proper fucked.

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    Have you tried turning the crown the other way? Silly I know but I've had people try to return watches to me when they've not realised that.

    If that doesn't work, does the date change if you advance past midnight when you use the time set position?

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    Ah, I was a fair bit off.

    In 2015, 2016 and 2017, the Campaign Against Antisemitism (CAA) commissioned YouGov to survey British attitudes towards Jews.[89] The 2017 survey found that 30% of supporters of the Liberal Democrats endorsed at least one "antisemitic attitude", as defined by the CAA, compared with 32% of Labour supporters, 39% of UK Independence Party (UKIP) supporters and 40% of Conservative Party supporters.[89][90]

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    Yougov have conducted surveys of the prevalence of anti-Semitic views and the political affiliations of those people for at least the last four years.

    I'm saying this off the top of my head but the results in 2017 were something like 40% of people with at least one antisemitic view were Conservative aligned, 32% Labour, 25% Lib Dem. Even if my recollection of the numbers is wrong, I remember that the conservative party has consistently been top of the anti Semite list for a while. Which is surprising considering that Yougov is Tory owned.

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    Conversely, a lot of people don't realise that if Iraq hadn't at least maintained the illusion of having WMDs, Iran would have bulldozed in. And the last time that happened, 1.2 million people died.

    I struggle to think of a more complicated shitshow.

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    Absolutely, I just feet frustrated that it's been made ALL about him by some people. To the point that the fact that the reasons for the intelligences failures have been sidelined, even to the point of some people glossing over the colossal shithousery by Saddam Hussein and Iran and the fact that we thought we knew he had WMDs because we (as in the allies) fucking sold them to him.

    Another issue that bothers me is that nobody really seems to give a shit about the war Crimes committed by the Allies in Iraq in 1991 such as the burying alive of between 450 and 4,000 Iraqi soldiers using bulldozers. 450 being the figure that Cheney has admitted to, 4,000 being the independent estimate.

    Edit: sorry, just feeling really fucking angry about western middle East policy overall and am easily triggered by the Blair thing. He was bad but not the worst and some of the worst people involved haven't taken one ounce of criticism yet by comparison.

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    A lot of families have portraits of Blair hanging in their homes in Kosovo and Montenegro. He's their national hero.

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    I've got a steel one. Never going back. Superb pizza and bread.

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    I find it very frustrating that the complex series of geopolitical events that led to the deaths of at least three million people (including a genocide of 250,000 Kurds) involving Iraq, Iran, Russia, Germany, the UK and the USA is so often distilled down to "Tony Blair is a war criminal" and accusations of warmongering by just one participant.

    I'm not for a second saying that there is not a lot of blood on his hands but it does deflect the blame from a lot of people with far worse culpability.

    I think it also insulting to the memories of the dead from those wars that "Tony Blair is a war criminal" has been used to campaign against Labour.

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