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Alan H
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Re: Solstice

#101 Postby Alan H » June 20th, 2016, 8:49 am

Latest post of the previous page:

Yep. Chucking it down here as well, and I'm about to head into London...
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Re: Solstice

#102 Postby Tetenterre » June 20th, 2016, 10:12 am

Today is "the first day of summer" and "midsummer's day". How long does that make summer?
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Re: Solstice

#103 Postby Dave B » June 20th, 2016, 10:38 am

Tetenterre wrote:Today is "the first day of summer" and "midsummer's day". How long does that make summer?

About the standard length for a British one?

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Re: Solstice

#104 Postby jaywhat » June 20th, 2016, 4:01 pm

Also a full moon, but by coincidence of course. There is no connection - or is there?

As for the summer solstice, that is only so in the northern hemisphere. I would not call it summer in Oz!

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Re: Solstice

#105 Postby Dave B » June 20th, 2016, 4:53 pm

jaywhat wrote:Also a full moon, but by coincidence of course. There is no connection - or is there?

As for the summer solstice, that is only so in the northern hemisphere. I would not call it summer in Oz!
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Re: Solstice

#106 Postby jaywhat » June 21st, 2016, 8:46 am

Thanks for your helpful reply even if I do not understand whether it is sarcastic or just silly or lovingly humourous :hilarity:

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Re: Solstice

#107 Postby Dave B » June 21st, 2016, 8:56 am

Silly was intended :D
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Re: Solstice

#108 Postby jaywhat » December 21st, 2016, 6:57 am

Good morning to all thinking humanists and a very happy solstice to one and all!

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Re: Solstice

#109 Postby Alan H » December 21st, 2016, 10:28 am

jaywhat wrote:Good morning to all thinking humanists and a very happy solstice to one and all!
And the same to you and Nina from a grey and damp solstice day in London.
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There are three fundamental questions for anyone advocating Brexit:

1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
3. Which ruling of the ECJ is most persuasive of the need to leave its jurisdiction?

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Re: Solstice

#110 Postby Gottard » December 21st, 2016, 10:32 am

I am a thinking Humanist and glad to share sincere wishes with all fellow thinkers. Those not thinking? Well, they deserve our help. :wave:
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Re: Solstice

#111 Postby jaywhat » December 22nd, 2016, 6:37 am

So now those of us in the northern hemisphere can look forward to a bit more daylight each day and a little less darkness, day by day. Hoorah!

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Re: Solstice

#112 Postby Alan H » December 22nd, 2016, 9:39 am

jaywhat wrote:So now those of us in the northern hemisphere can look forward to a bit more daylight each day and a little less darkness, day by day. Hoorah!
hoorah indeed! Very welcome.
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There are three fundamental questions for anyone advocating Brexit:

1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
3. Which ruling of the ECJ is most persuasive of the need to leave its jurisdiction?


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