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For some reason I think this debate will come down to Welsh TV money.
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David990 wrote:When I was working from the ATC tower at RAF Lossiemouth, on a clear day with binoculars you could see only the top parts of Rigs and sea wind farms due to curvature of the earth. Flat earthers are morons.
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One may be excused for wondering whether the Flat Earthers might be on to something, once you've driven through the Freestate province of South Africa.
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1. There is no global elite. At least not some Illuminati type organization I suspect you're thinking about. There are pockets of rich people all over the place through, many of them direct business competitors.

2. To answer your question, yes, people can take photos of the curvature of the earth as a backyard science experiment.

3. Nearly all conspiracy theories are bullshit. But a huge red flag is any conspiracy theory that requires an extra conspiracy theory about a "global elite" who, despite wars, politics, competing agendas, language and cultural barriers, etc. all decide to remain in cahoots about anything at all. Its total bullshit. When it's something as useless as lying to everyone else about the shape of the earth for no imaginable reason, then it's total laughable bullshit.

It's sad because there are actually "real conspiracies" that "the people" should by outraged about and exposing. Corporate interests making dodgy deals to wreak environmental destruction for profit, not least of which is the oil industry paying off politicians to intentionally obfuscate global warming.

Instead people want to imagine "the elite" poisoning people with "chemtrails" and lying about the shape of the planet.
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Flat earthers have not provided an explanation for the winter 24 hour darkness at the north pole.
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Do you think flat earthers are just trolling us?
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CrazyIslander wrote:Do you think flat earthers are just trolling us?
Yes. It's round two for those crop circle plum.
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Flat earthers should probably just buy one of the very many, round-the-world tickets available from Trailfinders.

Then they can test their theories first-hand
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shanky wrote:Flat earthers should probably just buy one of the very many, round-the-world tickets available from Trailfinders.

Then they can test their theories first-hand
How will they deal with being upside down?
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Mr. Very Popular wrote:
shanky wrote:Flat earthers should probably just buy one of the very many, round-the-world tickets available from Trailfinders.

Then they can test their theories first-hand
How will they deal with being upside down?
Ass pumps.
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guy smiley wrote:
Mr. Very Popular wrote:
shanky wrote:Flat earthers should probably just buy one of the very many, round-the-world tickets available from Trailfinders.

Then they can test their theories first-hand
How will they deal with being upside down?
Ass pumps.

That felt instinctive
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shanky wrote:
guy smiley wrote:
Mr. Very Popular wrote:
shanky wrote:Flat earthers should probably just buy one of the very many, round-the-world tickets available from Trailfinders.

Then they can test their theories first-hand
How will they deal with being upside down?
Ass pumps.

That felt instinctive
Viewed in a context that includes my last post in the 'Millenials' thread, this is a potentially awkward moment.
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guy smiley wrote:
shanky wrote:
guy smiley wrote:
Mr. Very Popular wrote:
shanky wrote:Flat earthers should probably just buy one of the very many, round-the-world tickets available from Trailfinders.

Then they can test their theories first-hand
How will they deal with being upside down?
Ass pumps.

That felt instinctive
Viewed in a context that includes my last post in the 'Millenials' thread, this is a potentially awkward moment.

Inwatched Star Wars Last Jedi today. I’m OK with reaching out with my feelings right now
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shanky wrote:

Inwatched Star Wars Last Jedi today. I’m OK with reaching out with my feelings right now

I saw it last night. Deeply frustrated. Was ok but not ok.


#sigh#conflicted#reyisnthotanymore
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Yeah.

The movie franchise is, like, you know centred about Luke Skywalker, but hey, let’s trade him in so we can have some over-acting millenial pussy like Finn instead
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Hareaway wrote:
SecretAgentMan wrote:I see Freddie Flintoff has just announced he's a flat-earther. :lol:

Yep
http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/world/201 ... round.html
He's only trying to deflect attention away from the cricket.
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ScarfaceClaw wrote:
Hareaway wrote:
SecretAgentMan wrote:I see Freddie Flintoff has just announced he's a flat-earther. :lol:

Yep
http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/world/201 ... round.html
He's only trying to deflect attention away from the cricket.
Eh, cricket :?
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Sefton wrote:
ScarfaceClaw wrote:
Hareaway wrote:
SecretAgentMan wrote:I see Freddie Flintoff has just announced he's a flat-earther. :lol:

Yep
http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/world/201 ... round.html
He's only trying to deflect attention away from the cricket.
Eh, cricket :?

"...Science also suggests that if the world was flat, gravity would be very different nearer the edge than the middle, making cricket almost impossible to play in some countries..."

They might have a point.
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Mr. Very Popular wrote:
shanky wrote:Flat earthers should probably just buy one of the very many, round-the-world tickets available from Trailfinders.

Then they can test their theories first-hand
How will they deal with being upside down?
Fe k that.

How will the poor bastards deal with being in Ealing?
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If the Earth is flat, then where's the f*cking edge then, Invercargill?
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ScarfaceClaw wrote:
Sefton wrote:
ScarfaceClaw wrote:
Hareaway wrote:
SecretAgentMan wrote:I see Freddie Flintoff has just announced he's a flat-earther. :lol:

Yep
http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/world/201 ... round.html
He's only trying to deflect attention away from the cricket.
Eh, cricket :?

"...Science also suggests that if the world was flat, gravity would be very different nearer the edge than the middle, making cricket almost impossible to play in some countries..."

They might have a point.
Well the England Cricket team have just shown they can't play in Australia. :shock:
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Well I have just had an interesting first time experience.

A man approached me at ASDA and asked me if I believed in a Flat Earth. He had books for sale.

This whole Flat Earth thing is really starting to gain traction in the 'dumbarse' community.
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ovalball wrote:You can see the curvature of the Earth when you are in a plane - assuming there is no cloud cover.
fudge that - just look out to sea when you are on a beach, and you can see the curvature if you hold an A4 sheet of paper up to the horizon (assuming no cloud cover which is a bit rare in the UK)
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Gazzamonster wrote:Well I have just had an interesting first time experience.

A man approached me at ASDA and asked me if I believed in a Flat Earth. He had books for sale.

This whole Flat Earth thing is really starting to gain traction in the 'dumbarse' community.
Ask him how can there be 24 hour darkness at the North Pole in December, and 24 hour darkness in the South Pole in June, without any other part of the earth having 24 hour darkness in between.

These flat earther's do not have any consistent model to explain it.
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Leinster in London wrote:
Gazzamonster wrote:Well I have just had an interesting first time experience.

A man approached me at ASDA and asked me if I believed in a Flat Earth. He had books for sale.

This whole Flat Earth thing is really starting to gain traction in the 'dumbarse' community.
Ask him how can there be 24 hour darkness at the North Pole in December, and 24 hour darkness in the South Pole in June, without any other part of the earth having 24 hour darkness in between.

These flat earther's do not have any consistent model to explain it.
His spiel kinda mixed religion and faux science. I laughed numerous times in the 3 minutes I indulged him. Apparently God created the disc and placed a great glass Firmament over it. The door in the firmament is in fact the gateway to heaven.

I think I just stared at him and walked away.
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I think there should be a public register of flat earthers.
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Gazzamonster wrote:
Leinster in London wrote:
Gazzamonster wrote:Well I have just had an interesting first time experience.

A man approached me at ASDA and asked me if I believed in a Flat Earth. He had books for sale.

This whole Flat Earth thing is really starting to gain traction in the 'dumbarse' community.
Ask him how can there be 24 hour darkness at the North Pole in December, and 24 hour darkness in the South Pole in June, without any other part of the earth having 24 hour darkness in between.

These flat earther's do not have any consistent model to explain it.
His spiel kinda mixed religion and faux science. I laughed numerous times in the 3 minutes I indulged him. Apparently God created the disc and placed a great glass Firmament over it. The door in the firmament is in fact the gateway to heaven.

I think I just stared at him and walked away.
:thumbup:
Whereabouts are you ? Oz/SH ?
The model I saw can supply an answer for 24 hour darkness at the NH in December, but leaves the South Pole with 24 hour brightness 365 days of the year. i.e. it fits the American experience, but totally fails the SH one.

Idiots.
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Scrummie wrote:So if you travel to the ‘edge’ of the Earth what is in front of you? Is it possible to fall off the ‘edge’? How deep is a flat Earth? If let’s say Australia is at the edge of a flat Earth how long does it take to get to New Zealand and what would be your direction of travel?
Aparently Nasa is at the edge and will shoot you if you get too close.
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Leinster in London wrote:
Gazzamonster wrote:
Leinster in London wrote:
Gazzamonster wrote:Well I have just had an interesting first time experience.

A man approached me at ASDA and asked me if I believed in a Flat Earth. He had books for sale.

This whole Flat Earth thing is really starting to gain traction in the 'dumbarse' community.
Ask him how can there be 24 hour darkness at the North Pole in December, and 24 hour darkness in the South Pole in June, without any other part of the earth having 24 hour darkness in between.

These flat earther's do not have any consistent model to explain it.
His spiel kinda mixed religion and faux science. I laughed numerous times in the 3 minutes I indulged him. Apparently God created the disc and placed a great glass Firmament over it. The door in the firmament is in fact the gateway to heaven.

I think I just stared at him and walked away.
:thumbup:
Whereabouts are you ? Oz/SH ?
The model I saw can supply an answer for 24 hour darkness at the NH in December, but leaves the South Pole with 24 hour brightness 365 days of the year. i.e. it fits the American experience, but totally fails the SH one.

Idiots.
I for reckon a hearty "faaark off mate loooool" might be a bit more effective than a physics lecture but maybe that's just me...
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Leinster in London wrote:
Gazzamonster wrote:
Leinster in London wrote:
Gazzamonster wrote:Well I have just had an interesting first time experience.

A man approached me at ASDA and asked me if I believed in a Flat Earth. He had books for sale.

This whole Flat Earth thing is really starting to gain traction in the 'dumbarse' community.
Ask him how can there be 24 hour darkness at the North Pole in December, and 24 hour darkness in the South Pole in June, without any other part of the earth having 24 hour darkness in between.

These flat earther's do not have any consistent model to explain it.
His spiel kinda mixed religion and faux science. I laughed numerous times in the 3 minutes I indulged him. Apparently God created the disc and placed a great glass Firmament over it. The door in the firmament is in fact the gateway to heaven.

I think I just stared at him and walked away.
:thumbup:
Whereabouts are you ? Oz/SH ?
The model I saw can supply an answer for 24 hour darkness at the NH in December, but leaves the South Pole with 24 hour brightness 365 days of the year. i.e. it fits the American experience, but totally fails the SH one.

Idiots.
In the UK.
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Sefton wrote:
englishchief wrote:Been thinking about this for a while.

Are there any images/video feeds that 'prove' the Earth is round that are provided by individuals/companies that aren't in some way connected to governments and ultimately the global elite?

Not saying the Earth is flat or round or any other shape, but how can we trust these sources who are connected to the global elite (the 13 families etc)
:lol: :lol:
:lol: :lol:
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David990 wrote:When I was working from the ATC tower at RAF Lossiemouth, on a clear day with binoculars you could see only the top parts of Rigs and sea wind farms due to curvature of the earth. Flat earthers are morons.

Hills dude.
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Without digging into their nonsense, how to Flat Earthers explain being able to end up where you started if you fly due east / west? (with refuelling stops, of course)
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You are sort of digging into their nonsense. Trying to pick holes in an utterly ridiculous claim sort of gives it a bit of validity. "Ohh, try and get them to explain the changing seasons" - no. It's palpable nonsense. Not sure why people get so upset. Just laugh.
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Leinster in London wrote:
Gazzamonster wrote:
Leinster in London wrote:
Gazzamonster wrote:Well I have just had an interesting first time experience.

A man approached me at ASDA and asked me if I believed in a Flat Earth. He had books for sale.

This whole Flat Earth thing is really starting to gain traction in the 'dumbarse' community.
Ask him how can there be 24 hour darkness at the North Pole in December, and 24 hour darkness in the South Pole in June, without any other part of the earth having 24 hour darkness in between.

These flat earther's do not have any consistent model to explain it.
His spiel kinda mixed religion and faux science. I laughed numerous times in the 3 minutes I indulged him. Apparently God created the disc and placed a great glass Firmament over it. The door in the firmament is in fact the gateway to heaven.

I think I just stared at him and walked away.

:thumbup:
Whereabouts are you ? Oz/SH ?
The model I saw can supply an answer for 24 hour darkness at the NH in December, but leaves the South Pole with 24 hour brightness 365 days of the year. i.e. it fits the American experience, but totally fails the SH one.

Idiots.

Probably should have asked for his dealers number...
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englishchief wrote:Been thinking about this for a while.

Are there any images/video feeds that 'prove' the Earth is round that are provided by individuals/companies that aren't in some way connected to governments and ultimately the global elite?

Not saying the Earth is flat or round or any other shape, but how can we trust these sources who are connected to the global elite (the 13 families etc)
I've just had to read this shite twice. Forgetting the rest of this screed, wtaf does the bolded bit mean? The Earth doesn't have a shape?
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RodneyRegis wrote:You are sort of digging into their nonsense. Trying to pick holes in an utterly ridiculous claim sort of gives it a bit of validity. "Ohh, try and get them to explain the changing seasons" - no. It's palpable nonsense. Not sure why people get so upset. Just laugh.
The only question I'd ask is 'why'. Why would there be a global conspiracy to lie about the shape of the earth. It's the question most likely to get a hilarious answer.
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Zakar wrote:
RodneyRegis wrote:You are sort of digging into their nonsense. Trying to pick holes in an utterly ridiculous claim sort of gives it a bit of validity. "Ohh, try and get them to explain the changing seasons" - no. It's palpable nonsense. Not sure why people get so upset. Just laugh.
The only question I'd ask is 'why'. Why would there be a global conspiracy to lie about the shape of the earth. It's the question most likely to get a hilarious answer.
The global globe manufacturinv conglomerates of course.
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I blame the late Terry Pratchett for fostering these beliefs.
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How does a flat earther explain day and night?
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