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by micfur
Thu Dec 20, 2007 11:41 am
Forum: Separation of Church and State
Topic: Primary Education Article by Joe Higgins
Replies: 192
Views: 54914

Micfur, that is utter rubbish. Back up your claims. I have been consistantly pressed to explain this and that and defend my point. Its about time the Market Mantrateers started backing up their unjustifiable claims. 1. Where is the massive middle class? 2. How has "capitalism" provided roads, healt...
by micfur
Thu Dec 20, 2007 11:16 am
Forum: Separation of Church and State
Topic: Primary Education Article by Joe Higgins
Replies: 192
Views: 54914

Lets presume that Capitalism, which is an amoral system, can lead to a lot of people being left behind. Or Socialism which is a moral system but has many difficulties in coping with people who are smart or greedy or ambitious. Quite entitled to your opinion Eamon naturally, but it should also be po...
by micfur
Fri Dec 14, 2007 12:58 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Purveyors of piffle, pseudoscience, woo woo and the SN
Replies: 123
Views: 42943

OK it looks like all the votes are in and Patricia McKenna is the winner. Has she been informed? Have the media been informed? CitizenPaine CP I think we'd need more than 63 votes to make an impact. It doesn't look likely that we will increase the number substantially from here. Anyway, if 3 people...
by micfur
Fri Dec 14, 2007 12:05 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: John Waters comes up with the goods again
Replies: 8
Views: 4039

That was really cringe worthy from Waters. I wouldn't be as hard on him generally as others might but I can certainly see where they are coming from. He did another article a while back on Italy. He must have spent a few weeks there recently and was banging on about how stylish they were and he was ...
by micfur
Thu Dec 13, 2007 6:58 pm
Forum: Separation of Church and State
Topic: Primary Education Article by Joe Higgins
Replies: 192
Views: 54914

Er, I said functional literacy from the beginning. No you didn't. You said 'functionally illiterate'. There is no such thing in the context of this survey. There is a level 1 to 5. You were referring to anyone in level 1 as functionally illiterate. The correct term is that they have a Functional Li...
by micfur
Thu Dec 13, 2007 6:33 pm
Forum: Separation of Church and State
Topic: Primary Education Article by Joe Higgins
Replies: 192
Views: 54914

As for calling the EU bailing out the market "Central Planning" it is clearly you who need the basics explained to you. Jesus wept! The EU decides to use intervention to buy stuff that the open market wouldn't buy and you call it 'bailing out the market'!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The only thing it bailed out ...
by micfur
Thu Dec 13, 2007 6:17 pm
Forum: Separation of Church and State
Topic: Primary Education Article by Joe Higgins
Replies: 192
Views: 54914

Lets look behind what the columnists are saying then. First, we need to be aware of what 'Functional Literacy' is. In fact it might best to explain first what it not. Despite its use of the term 'literacy' it has nothing to do with the basic ability to read and write. From the OECD (one of the spons...
by micfur
Thu Dec 13, 2007 3:59 pm
Forum: Separation of Church and State
Topic: Primary Education Article by Joe Higgins
Replies: 192
Views: 54914

What meaningless drivel. The market economy is profit orientated. Advertising in today's world is by and large to convince people they need something. Why example do I need to be told that Persil is new and improved when it does the same job as before? Why do I need to smell like David Beckham? You...
by micfur
Thu Dec 13, 2007 2:03 pm
Forum: Separation of Church and State
Topic: Primary Education Article by Joe Higgins
Replies: 192
Views: 54914

What a bizarre post. Somebody is being bizarre alright Imagine the Trillions spent on war and advertising being redirected for more usefull (sic) ends. 2 fallacies here. First, that only market economy's are involved in war. Obviously nonsense. The second, less obvious, fallacy is that capital exis...
by micfur
Tue Dec 11, 2007 6:32 pm
Forum: Separation of Church and State
Topic: Primary Education Article by Joe Higgins
Replies: 192
Views: 54914

What about the levels of illiteracy in parts of the UK or a rate of 20% functional illiteracy in this country! Ireland has a functional illiteracy of 20% has it? The UN Human Development Report of 2005 listed Ireland as having a literacy rate of 99%. Source: http://hdr.undp.org/en/reports/global/hd...