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    Err i don't understand

    Is there any scientific basis for this suggestion or is science a word that is being used very loosely?

    BBC NEWS | World | Middle East | Muslim call to adopt Mecca time

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    Anyone got images of Pinky and The Brain in their head's now
    Last edited by Gatt; 21st April 2008 at 09:36 PM. Reason: typo

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    that's just ridiculous!

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    yet another religion forcing their beliefs on others... *sigh*

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    Some people have too much time on their hands. It amazes me that this bothers people.

    This quotes proves it's all to do with power:

    He said the English had imposed GMT on the rest of the world by force when Britain was a big colonial power, and it was about time that changed.
    I feel so powerful now!

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    I'd say someone took a leaf from that complete loon in Venezuala.. Chavez changed their timezone by half an hour because he didn't want to share a timezone with the imperialist yankee scum..

    Don't you find yourself just thinking... on a forum, the idiots who proposed this would just be labelled "troll".... Talk about bait and switch... :P

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    It just seems to say "English had imposed GMT on the rest of the world and now we wish to do the same"

    It was about unifying the system not really about power (well maybe a bit) but ff we carry on and change it then someone else will be unhappy we could change the system every week It's one of the most ridiculous ideas this year.

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    If its anything like Hammer Time I'm all for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gatt View Post
    Anyone got images of Pinky and The Brain in their head's now
    Nope - Mc Hammer. "Stop. Mecca time!"...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkeh View Post
    If its anything like Hammer Time I'm all for it.
    Woa! We both had exactly the same thought at the same time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dhicks View Post
    Woa! We both had exactly the same thought at the same time!

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    There are already other time keeping methods in use UTC for example which seems to be used for astronomical stuff as it is more precise.

    Most people use GMT based time though and I think that it would be stupid and divisive to demand a change just because they feel like it. I think it comes back to the same old story of another pack of religious nuts looking to chip us back to the stone age bit by bit until they are happy and can feel secure milling their grain by hand and butcher their neighbors their 'gods' will.

    Sorry if my view is a bit hard line but I get sick of these extreme religious nuts using their views as an excuse to subjugate others to their will.

    Oh and another thing, they obviously have not taken into account that the earths magnetic field changes over time. I guess that ownes on their little theory then.
    Last edited by SYNACK; 22nd April 2008 at 12:25 PM.

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    I go for Miller Time.

    YouTube - It's Miller Time

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    Quote Originally Posted by SYNACK View Post
    Most people use GMT based time though and I think that it would be stupid and divisive to demand a change just because they feel like it. I think it comes back to the same old story of another pack of religious nuts looking to chip us back to the stone age bit by bit until they are happy and can feel secure milling their grain by hand and butcher their neighbors their 'gods' will.

    Sorry if my view is a bit hard line but I get sick of these extreme religious nuts using their views as an excuse to subjugate others to their will.

    Oh and another thing, they obviously have not taken into account that the earths magnetic field changes over time. I guess that ownes on their little theory then.
    Yep. I have no problem with people playing with "god" in their own home, but when they come out telling others what to do because they had a "vision" (read; sniffed too much glue the night before) they can feck right off.

    Have a nice day :-)

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    All my machines run on UTC

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