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>> No. 4012 Anonymous
14th December 2012
Friday 9:36 am
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Stickied
Applying for JSA links
http://pastebin.com/5vJCh4HQ
http://www.urban75.com/Action/Jsa/jsa2.html
Both are a little out of date.
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>> No. 11664 Anonymous
5th November 2017
Sunday 10:47 am
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>>11662
>the council might also consider refusal to enter as circumstantial evidence of being a couple
Do you know for a fact that that is legal?
>> No. 11672 Anonymous
21st November 2017
Tuesday 6:24 pm
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I'm on the verge of ending my decade-long unemployment spell but if my employer can't grease the wheels and make a formal offer before Universal Credit comes in next month I'm gonna lose out. And if they offer me fewer hours it just gets worse. Thanks for helping me into work Theresa.
>> No. 11673 Anonymous
21st November 2017
Tuesday 11:21 pm
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>>11672
I cant see UC ever making it completely out of the blocks. Way too much uproar over it nowadays. Even the Tory Rags are slamming it.
>> No. 11674 Anonymous
22nd November 2017
Wednesday 7:55 am
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Credit For All will be fine, though.

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>> No. 40469 Anonymous
28th October 2017
Saturday 3:46 am
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I’ve just split up with my boyfriend and I know this is one of his favourite websites so I’m thinking maybe I’d like to come on here’s and see what it’s all about and see who I can meet. I’m going to post a picture with this writing and see what response that I get and I’ll go from there.
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>> No. 40480 Anonymous
30th October 2017
Monday 7:36 pm
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>>40479
Well... I am immortal. Not sure how true your statement is.
>> No. 40481 Anonymous
30th October 2017
Monday 8:30 pm
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Good grief.
>> No. 40527 Anonymous
19th November 2017
Sunday 11:20 am
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>>40475

Nice wide nostrils for sucking up ants.
>> No. 40528 Anonymous
21st November 2017
Tuesday 9:51 pm
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You are a good looking enough lass but your response to splitting up with him - coming here to make him jealous - marks you as an obvious nutter. Most of us are nutters here too so don't worry, pleasedtameetcha.
>> No. 40529 Anonymous
22nd November 2017
Wednesday 12:10 am
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>>40528

You absolute mong.

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>> No. 14038 Anonymous
19th November 2017
Sunday 3:33 pm
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Don't worry lads, the next guy is going to be great.
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>> No. 14039 Anonymous
19th November 2017
Sunday 5:30 pm
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>>14038
I guess he didn't take the hint last November about trying to set up his wife for the job.
>> No. 14041 Anonymous
21st November 2017
Tuesday 4:38 pm
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And he's gone. After teasing everyone on Sunday, and defying Parliament yesterday. I can only assume he saw the Impeachment proceedings starting and thought "shit, they're serious" and caved.
>> No. 14042 Anonymous
21st November 2017
Tuesday 11:06 pm
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>>14041
Probably a case of "Fuck those lads, I'll go on my own terms."

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>> No. 25832 Anonymous
24th September 2017
Sunday 10:16 pm
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The old thread is well over 30MB, so I think we're due a new one.

Some cunt threw a firecracker in front of my bike today. If I hadn't seen the little scrote and his little scrote mates running I wouldn't have noticed until it was too late.
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>> No. 26064 Anonymous
20th November 2017
Monday 6:52 pm
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>>26055
I bet you tried searching for updates and called it a day. You can have your extensions back for another seven months if you install Firefox ESR 52.
>> No. 26065 Anonymous
20th November 2017
Monday 7:26 pm
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>>26061
Not him but I use Firefox and it has been annoying for all my extensions to stop working but I can understand why they have had to do this - by switching to an API, in the long run they will virtually never become incompatible because of an update again.

As for the memory issues, yes, but Quantum really is blazing fast and light on the RAM now.
>> No. 26066 Anonymous
20th November 2017
Monday 10:29 pm
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Perhaps I'm in too many local community groups online, but fat middle-aged women people peddling absolute tat.

Putting four tablespoons of hot chocolate and some marshmallows in cellophane, calling it a drink for Father Christmas to have when he visits and asking £4 for it. Asking a fiver for a small box of Maltesers with a couple of candy canes underneath it so it looks like a sled. Putting Lego figurines or Scrabble letters in picture frames. Oh, and book folding. Don't get me fucking started on book folding.
>> No. 26067 Anonymous
21st November 2017
Tuesday 8:42 am
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>>26066
It's a tradition for bored housewives to do that sort of thing. It used to not happen until they were starting to get fairly old but I suppose the internet accelerates it. The ones who make their own herbal remedies, deodorant sticks and stuff are my favourite.
>> No. 26068 Anonymous
21st November 2017
Tuesday 9:58 pm
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>>26066
Given how every cunt on here is from Ossett I'd like to talk about the "You know you have lived in Ossett when..." group. It's a fucking goldmine of this sort of shite. That, and because 85% of the population of Ossett is fat middle aged people, with another 10% being ANTISOCIAL YOOFS, it makes for brilliant reading. Sometimes some of Ossett's finest right-wing political theorists will make posts.

There's this whole very middle-aged "no swearing because won't somebody think of the children" vibe running through it, but you know once Pam and Angie and Diedre get their second glass of shitty Lidl "peeenoh nwaaaarrr" down them they'll be swearing like fucking sailors.

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>> No. 9544 Anonymous
26th June 2013
Wednesday 10:29 pm
/nom/9544 Recipes only, no comments. Stickied

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>> No. 12304 Anonymous
28th June 2017
Wednesday 2:08 pm
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>>12303
I got a slotted spoon, it does just as well.


Turns out you can buy 2.3kg tubs of hot lime pickle.
>> No. 12327 Anonymous
9th September 2017
Saturday 6:21 pm
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I noticed some sausage meat in a bag in Sainsburies so I made some Scotch Eggs. Well. Auld Alliance eggs (I added mashed French garlic to the meat). Plus finely diced bacon and a couple of jalapeños from the garden.
They don't taste a lot like store-bought Scotch Egg;, a different sort of flavour entirely but damn they're good.
>> No. 12328 Anonymous
9th September 2017
Saturday 10:07 pm
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>>12327
They look tremendous.
>> No. 12386 Anonymous
21st November 2017
Tuesday 7:10 pm
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I tried making my own bread but I used a recipe for naan and didn't have the right ingredients so just mostly made it up. It's not bad, a bit dense. I made it into mini bacon and cheese sarnies.

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>> No. 411294 Anonymous
15th June 2017
Thursday 6:16 pm
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Why haven't we got a thread on this yet? It's going to prove a turning point in Britsh history.
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>> No. 413729 Anonymous
19th November 2017
Sunday 9:47 am
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>>413728
It's also a lot easier to avoid any particular people and be just another face in the crowd, if that's your bag.
>> No. 413730 Anonymous
19th November 2017
Sunday 12:44 pm
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>>413727

A lot of industries are heavily London-centric. If you want to work in something like media or finance, your career progression is severely limited if you're not in London. Most people eventually move out to the home counties when they can afford it, but shitty flatshares are just a price you have to pay for opportunity in the early stages of your career.
>> No. 413766 Anonymous
21st November 2017
Tuesday 4:25 pm
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>>413730

>A lot of industries are heavily London-centric. If you want to work in something like media or finance, your career progression is severely limited if you're not in London.

It does depend on what kind of career you envision for yourself. If you'll be happy reporting on dog bites and stolen milk bottles for a small regional newspaper up north, then there's no point in you moving to London hoping to land a job at the Times or the Guardian. Or if you don't mind working for an ad agency that designs flyers for a hipster bar (assuming they don't make them themselves on their £1,000 Macbooks while sipping on fair traded latte). Likewise, you can spend your whole life being a small wheel in a local NatWest branch in Tynesside, or even move up to run the place at some point. You don't have to become an investment wbanker at the London stock exchange.

If you have higher aspirations, then yes, a few years spent at a major company in your field in London is definitely a feather in your cap. But you might indeed find that it'll be difficult to find a job back in your home town once you've become Assistant Global Brand Manager. There isn't much that local businesses in rural Yorkshire will be able to do for you employment wise.
>> No. 413769 Anonymous
21st November 2017
Tuesday 5:05 pm
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>>413766
There's plenty of decent finance opportunities in Yorkshire.

Fund houses like Investec have offices in Leeds. Discretionary fund managers like Brewin Dolphin have offices in Leeds. The most successful branch of St James's Place is on an office park on the outskirts of Leeds. The head office of Yorkshire Building Society is on the outskirts of Bradford. There's national stockbrokers like Redmayne Bentley with their head offices in Leeds.There's similar opportunities in York and Sheffield. The big accountancy firms have offices there. You get the idea.

There's plenty of opportunities if you look for them. The whole you've got to go to London if you want a successful career is bollocks. Maybe if you want to be a fund manager or something but that's a very small number of people compared with the people who flock to London. It reminds me of the whole brainwashing under New Labour of you've got to go to university or you fail at life.
>> No. 413770 Anonymous
21st November 2017
Tuesday 5:20 pm
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>>413769

I did say rural Yorkshire, but then again just to illustrate my point; I don't know Yorkshire very well myself for that matter.

> The whole you've got to go to London if you want a successful career is bollocks. Maybe if you want to be a fund manager or something but that's a very small number of people compared with the people who flock to London.

One of my mates initially trained in London at Lloyds at their headquarters in London after school. They then told him that if he wanted to further his career, he had to go to uni and study something finance related. So he did, but in Cardiff. If I understood him correctly, simply for the sake of living somewhere else besides London for some time. Did his MSc in finance there. The catch was that he met his fiance there, who was from Cardiff born and raised. He would have liked to stay in Cardiff after uni, but they told him that there were no positions with Lloyds in that whole region that he would have been a good fit to work as. They did offer him one job as some sort of regional manager, but told him "You wouldn't be happy there, and we wouldn't be happy either". So he had to bite the bullet and move back to London. Made a big career for himself, going on eight years now, huge salary too.

I guess my point is, you kind of sell your soul if you opt for the big career in London. At some level, you will have to stay in London if you want to keep finding work in your field.

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>> No. 411972 Anonymous
4th July 2017
Tuesday 5:14 pm
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Alright, lads.

How's it going?
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>> No. 413758 Anonymous
21st November 2017
Tuesday 12:08 pm
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>>413754

It's a bit like the Jeremy Kyle show. Where Jeremy Kyle really only projects his own feeling of superiority onto the shallow end of society's gene pool.
>> No. 413759 Anonymous
21st November 2017
Tuesday 12:51 pm
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>>413752
I really want to fuck her. I like her accent, dead sexy.
>> No. 413760 Anonymous
21st November 2017
Tuesday 1:01 pm
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>>413752
>I personally fail to see any redeeming quality of her as a television celebrity

She was pretty decent on Gogglebox, don't hate her 'cause you ain't her. Wish she hadn't lost all that weight though, I want to shag a proper lass not someone who would step on your toes at Chester Races.

>>413754
>I don't know who she is

Picture a member of the Question Time audience only she's not a hard working pensioner or full-time mum.
>> No. 413761 Anonymous
21st November 2017
Tuesday 1:28 pm
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>>413759

>I like her accent, dead sexy.

In its own way, yes. It sounds bawdy on her. Like she's the kind of lass who could drink you under the table and then give you a tour around the world in bed that same night.
>> No. 413762 Anonymous
21st November 2017
Tuesday 1:32 pm
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>>413760

Having to work a nine-hour shift on your feet is not a mark of your professional succes in life. In its own way, it is testament to you failing to achieve a proper career where you spend twelve hours a day sat in a swivel chair waiting for your first heart attack at age 40.

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>> No. 413745 Anonymous
20th November 2017
Monday 1:17 pm
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goodnight and thanks for the lulz charlie
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>> No. 413746 Anonymous
20th November 2017
Monday 1:24 pm
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Parked up and died
>> No. 413747 Anonymous
20th November 2017
Monday 1:28 pm
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>>413745

What an absolute madman he was. Despite his lengthy list of achievements, he never bagged Allison Mack; the mark of a true cultist.
>> No. 413748 Anonymous
20th November 2017
Monday 3:14 pm
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>>413745

Rest in piss, you mad bastard.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZCyVLxEigU
>> No. 413749 Anonymous
20th November 2017
Monday 6:48 pm
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Our raoul got a xmas present, the glorious dead.
>> No. 413751 Anonymous
20th November 2017
Monday 11:50 pm
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>> No. 59047 Moralfag
20th November 2017
Monday 2:15 pm
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Yesterday was International Toilet Day. Did you lads do anything to celebrate? I took an absolutely massive shit and stank the place out for 20 minutes afterwards.

The bus driver wasn't impressed.
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>> No. 59048 Anonymous
20th November 2017
Monday 3:15 pm
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>>59047

I had horrible IBS yesterday, so my toilet had a pretty eventful day.
>> No. 59050 R4GE
20th November 2017
Monday 5:43 pm
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>>59048

Have you had a go at low-FODMAP? It's a total ballache to figure out, but it completely stopped my symptoms.
>> No. 59051 Paedofag
20th November 2017
Monday 5:53 pm
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>>59050

Yeah, I've cut lactose out my diet completely and switched to Koko brand replacement stuff (which is the only lacto-free diary alternative thing that even remotely tastes nice). I think it was bad yesterday because I had a Chinese on Saturday as I'm fine today.
>> No. 59054 Ambulancelad
20th November 2017
Monday 11:47 pm
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>>59047
You forgot to go 'ah' at the end.

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>> No. 59052 Crabkiller
20th November 2017
Monday 6:05 pm
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What's the difference between a kangaroo and a kangaroot?

One is a marsupial endemic to Australia.

the other is a Geordie stuck in a lift.
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>> No. 59053 Ambulancelad
20th November 2017
Monday 7:12 pm
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Haha yeah sports!

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>> No. 23560 Anonymous
16th November 2016
Wednesday 6:49 pm
/emo/23560 Minor angst and existential dread, Mk. I
We tend to have a lot of repeated threads here, but I also get the feeling people don't tend to post in /emo/ unless it's a big issue.

With this in mind I suggest that we have a thread for stuff that's got you down a bit and you need to get off your chest, without it being major enough to make an entire thread devoted to it. We can also use it as a go-to for minor relationship advice, work problems, social drama, and things like that.

Everyone gets down from time to time, let's put some Sisters of Mercy on and wallow together for a while.
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>> No. 25802 Anonymous
15th November 2017
Wednesday 6:19 pm
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>>25800

Just play up to it. You have to own your wierd personality traits, and realise that people probably don't hate you for it. Have a bit of self deprecating banter with the people you send them to and try not to over think it all.
>> No. 25803 Anonymous
16th November 2017
Thursday 12:08 am
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>>25800

If a weird obnoxious twat like Russell Brand can turn saying strange things into a knobbing tactic, then so can you.
>> No. 25804 Anonymous
16th November 2017
Thursday 5:01 pm
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Pffft! Fucking hell, I'm 23 in a month. I know that's not remotely old or anything but I swear I was 19 about 15 minutes ago. I really need to get my shit together. Football Manager considers the cut off for personal progress to be 24 and who am I to disagree?
>> No. 25806 Anonymous
20th November 2017
Monday 6:21 pm
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So I'm being chased for debt from 02 for a phone contract I fucking cancelled two years ago.

I've phoned them up and phoned the bullshit "upgrade team" third party cunts as well as the debt collectors and given them all my story. None of them reckon they can help and each of them claims it's somebody else's responsibility, not theirs.

I'm sure they all think I'm just some chancer trying to get away without paying it, but the thing is I have fucking proof I sent it back, I sent it by recorded delivery and I still have a copy of that receipt saved. But I'm going around in circles trying to get anywhere.

Do I have to bloody sue them or what? This shit's causing a big black mark on my credit file that I want rid of. It's like I've been scammed except it's by a massive company who is supposed to do things right.

(Yes I know you're going to say "go to Citizen's Advice" but it's a Monday night so I'm not going to have chance any time soon.)
>> No. 25807 Anonymous
20th November 2017
Monday 6:49 pm
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>>25806

You can phone CAB, their advisors phone up and badger O2 for you once you forward them the appropriate information. I had the same problem with 3.

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>> No. 13807 Anonymous
31st October 2017
Tuesday 12:12 am
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>EXCLUSIVE: Kevin Spacey's father was 'Nazi child rapist' who hated Jews and sexually abused his own son for years - and their mother knew, claims actor's brother

I don't... even know... where to begin...
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>> No. 13965 Anonymous
12th November 2017
Sunday 12:55 pm
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>>13960
I've seen it in that tranny porn I accidentally clicked on that one time. It seems awkward and risky but doable, apparently.
>> No. 13966 Anonymous
12th November 2017
Sunday 12:59 pm
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>>13965
That looks like the symbol of a secret society.
>> No. 13967 Anonymous
12th November 2017
Sunday 1:10 pm
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>>13965

>accidentally clicked on that one time

But you never inhaled right?
No one would question or give your taste a second thought but for the fact that you felt that you needed to justify your knowledge with an excuse. Now I think you are a closet case.
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12th November 2017
Sunday 1:11 pm
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>>13965

>in that tranny porn I accidentally clicked on that one time

Lad.


>>13966

>That looks like the symbol of a secret society.

Yes, it's the Friends of Dorothy, don't you know.
>> No. 14040 Anonymous
20th November 2017
Monday 6:00 pm
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Morrissey has come out in support of Spacey.

I think he's only trolling himself by this point.

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>> No. 58863 Ambulancelad
26th October 2017
Thursday 7:42 am
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How come it's always minor actresses who claim Weinstein raped them? Like "the actress who appeared in Big Momma's House 2" claiming he forced himself on her after the baftas.

What about all the a Listers? Is the actual reason they're a Listers because they willingly let him shag them?
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>> No. 59026 Ambulancelad
19th November 2017
Sunday 7:26 am
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>Songs of Praise host Aled Jones is axed by the BBC amid allegations of sexual harassment as 'Walking in the Air' singer apologises for 'juvenile behaviour'

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5096683/Songs-Praise-star-Aled-Jones-sexual-harassment-claims.html

Is nothing sacred?
>> No. 59033 Are Moaty
19th November 2017
Sunday 3:29 pm
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>> No. 59037 Crabkiller
19th November 2017
Sunday 4:48 pm
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>>59026
You know that God is a sexaul predator, right? Mary was a teenager and Jesus was a rape baby.
>> No. 59041 Crabkiller
20th November 2017
Monday 1:50 am
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From the Talmud:
>“FUCK THE GOYIM, FUCK THEM FULL FORCE IN THE ARSE AND MOUTH.” (I think I'm quoting this correctly).

So really, when you think about it, it's the result of an institutionalised declining salmon populations in the Jewish community as they have a mandate from God for their actions and therefore, isn't their fault. These men are ALSO victims.
>> No. 59049 Auntiefucker
20th November 2017
Monday 4:55 pm
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>>59041

I'm just not sure the way to change that is by inseminating potted plants.

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20th November 2017
Monday 5:25 am
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>> No. 59045 YubYub
20th November 2017
Monday 7:20 am
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Post of the year.
>> No. 59046 Crabkiller
20th November 2017
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>>59044

“I said ‘A DOUGHNUT, A CREAM BUN AND A SLICE OF THAT CAKE...”

...over there.

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>> No. 58983 Ambulancelad
12th November 2017
Sunday 6:00 pm
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Lads, I've just had an unnerving thought.

Whenever I find myself on the likes of Pornhub I have noticed that there is an increasing trend for "incest" videos. These are usually labelled as mother fucking son or step-brother fucking step-sister.

Now we all know that porn corrupts minds by making people think extreme behaviour has been normalised; it is well known that many "millennials" see throat-fucking as standardised sexual activity and that an increasing number of lasses are being pressured into it.

Therefore, it stands to reason that the porn industry normalising incest will lead to a rise in it, and also people molesting younger siblings, happening.
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>> No. 59036 R4GE
19th November 2017
Sunday 4:22 pm
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>> No. 59038 Crabkiller
19th November 2017
Sunday 5:37 pm
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>>59036

Not really. The BBFC classification guidelines prohibit:

>material (including dialogue) likely to encourage an interest in sexually abusive activity which may include adults role-playing as non-adults

>the portrayal of sexual activity which involves real or apparent lack of consent. Any form of physical restraint which prevents participants from indicating a withdrawal of consent

>sexual threats, humiliation or abuse which do not form part of a clearly consenting role-playing game. Strong physical or verbal abuse, even if consensual, is unlikely to be acceptable

You can see that these descriptors are quite vague. Everything comes down to the opinion of BBFC examiners, who issue classification based on public consultations. If the average person thinks that something is unacceptable, then it'll usually be refused classification. Clearly stated consent before and after a scene helps a bit, but it's not a silver bullet. For example, non-realistic school uniforms are OK, but any kind of student-teacher roleplay will be refused classification. Anything more than a light spanking is out, as is any bondage beyond your typical Ann Summers stuff. You can't call anyone "daddy".

Most of the UK industry now licenses their material to foreign distributors, who are exempt from the regulations. It causes a lot of inconvenience in terms of payment processing and marketing, but it's only had a significant impact on small independent producers who can't afford good legal advice and the big players with an established presence in traditional media.

http://www.bbfc.co.uk/sites/default/files/attachments/BBFC%20Classification%20Guidelines%202014_5.pdf
>> No. 59039 Ambulancelad
19th November 2017
Sunday 10:15 pm
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>>59036

Remember /iq/ is sfw.
>> No. 59042 YubYub
20th November 2017
Monday 2:27 am
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>CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND IMMIGRATION ACT

Is there some significance to the immigration part or is that just how the law organises itself?
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20th November 2017
Monday 3:03 am
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>>59042

"Criminal Justice Act" is a standard short title for legislation which affects the criminal law. Governments will often tack something on to the standard short title if there's something in it that they're particularly keen to highlight. We've had a Criminal Justice and Public Order Act, a Criminal Justice and Police Act, a Criminal Justice (militant daft woggery and Conspiracy) Act etc.

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>> No. 3322 Anonymous
6th December 2010
Monday 5:11 am
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So this is gonna be the thread we post in when we are stoned.

Fuck those /b/ Nazis.
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>> No. 7984 Anonymous
19th November 2017
Sunday 11:03 pm
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>>7983

A panic attack.
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19th November 2017
Sunday 11:18 pm
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>>7984
That's it? If I were to try it again, what should I do differently?
>> No. 7986 Anonymous
19th November 2017
Sunday 11:21 pm
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>>7985
Don't smoke a whole blunt to yourself for a start. Just have a few puffs.
>> No. 7987 Anonymous
20th November 2017
Monday 12:16 am
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>>7983

Yeah, you have no frame of reference and had no one to guide you through it so you panicked. Come to us first if you don't have friends to do it with. In future when you feel nauseated eat something sweet, as cannabis lowers your blood sugar, and when you feel hungry eat something with high carb content.

Modern strains are so ridiculously strong that a couple of puffs is enough. Smoke one blunt over a full night and you'll have a much smoother experience. A 5mg diazepam, for either a) what you just experienced as an emergency or b) when you're finished for the night, is highly recommended so you don't have an anxiety dream and wake up in the middle of the night with the room spinning feeling like the Devil is pulling out your soul through your kneecaps.
>> No. 7988 Anonymous
20th November 2017
Monday 12:20 am
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>>7985
> That's it?

Panic attacks are no laughing matter, people think it's something akin to "Ooh I had such a panic this morning when I couldn't find my keys" but in reality it's your body dropping feet first into fight or flight mode leaving you feeling like either you're going insane (depersonalization and derealization) and/or going to die. The really fun bit is that the symptoms are practically identical to a heart attack and can only be told apart via an ECG.

But yeah, follow >>7986's advice next time. Just have a puff and then wait for a bit, if you feel ok or don't feel it too much have another puff and so on. Weed tolerance is extremely rapid so the difference between what people who've been smoking for years and someone who hasn't smoked before / hasn't smoked in months can handle is massive. I don't smoke very often so when I do smoke I'm really fairly baked in two or three puffs.

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>> No. 59040 Are Moaty
20th November 2017
Monday 12:04 am
/iq/59040 Badasses

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWVxOQfDC20

wont no wot hit em

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>> No. 25761 Anonymous
27th October 2017
Friday 11:11 pm
/emo/25761 Father issues
Fairly sure this is for /emo/. Please only shout reasonably angrily if it is not.

I have never known nor seen my father. As a child I can only assume I asked my mother on very rare and sporadic occasions about him, with no conviction. As a young man I now wonder, and have done for while admittedly, what it would be like to meet him.

Can any lads who have had experiences of meeting their fathers for the first time during adulthood provide any advice?

P.S. I'm not 'totally fucked up man cos my dad left me innit'.
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>> No. 25767 Anonymous
29th October 2017
Sunday 9:20 am
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>>25762

See, I find your story strangely unsympathetic because you really went out of your way to track someone down who did not want to be found, who had actively decided that you would be better off without him in your life. As a father yourself can you imagine the kind of self-awareness that would make a man distance himself from a child like that? Or are you only thinking about this in one direction? We're only human. Your dad knew he's not the best person in the world. You hired a PI to track him down and judge him a second time for a lifetime pennance he had already self imposed.

Food for thought though OPlad. Just think about why exactly you want to find him, what kind of hole do you imagine it will fill? On a logical level you must be well aware that it's more than likely only going to be a let down? He's just the bloke he donated some spank to your mam. He could be a junkie or he could be a millionaire, but by this point he'll never be your dad. Sorry.
>> No. 25769 Anonymous
29th October 2017
Sunday 9:42 am
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>>25767
That's somewhat apparent in hindsight but it could easily have been very different.
>> No. 25770 Anonymous
29th October 2017
Sunday 3:11 pm
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>>25769
So you were banking on him being a millionaire?
>> No. 25771 Anonymous
29th October 2017
Sunday 4:26 pm
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My sister has some significant baggage regarding her absent father, but I've never really understood it. What's it actually like? Would you enlighten me?
>> No. 25805 Anonymous
19th November 2017
Sunday 10:47 pm
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OP here. Thanks for the replies lads. Your posts have been illuminating. I've not gotten any contact info, but my mother has told me a few stories and helped as she can. Currently debating whether it's worth it or not. I'll probably do this for some time.

>>25764
generally don't like being sociable, but I do like knowing everything I can

This very much like me. I'm not looking for anything specific, I just have the overriding need to know. Hopefully if I ever do choose to pursue him he won't turn out to be a scrotum.

>>25771

It was baggage for me as a teen and does still bother me from time to time. Not terribly, for example, some cunt putting their feet on the bus seat would quickly bother me more. I think the morals attached to the issue (and my issue at hand) get at me more than anything else, especially when I habitually exhibit traits that I find distasteful in others. I find it infinitely curious and frustrating that a man could abandon his son and never try to make contact with him. I'm a coward sometimes, so I won't claim that 'I would never abandon my children like my father did me' but if I ever did I know that I would just HAVE to find about them and speak with them at some point.

I'm unsure if gender is a factor (pretty sure the differences are small, if existant). My sister had a lot of baggage/issues with her dad being absent. Difference was he was in a few pictures my mum kept and got back in touch with my sister as of seven-ish years ago.

I'm sure it's different for other people, but that's my take on it mate.

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>> No. 413463 Anonymous
4th November 2017
Saturday 11:13 pm
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Are there people you can pay to sit exams for you? I know it is wrong, but I don't really give a shit and I don't really respect all these time wasting, money hungry institutions. Qualifications like "Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma", and "agile scrum master." Basically, absolute shite some firms ask for. I would not mind paying some cunt somewhere to sit it for me, so that I can say that I am a great "scrum master," or what have you.
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>> No. 413710 Anonymous
18th November 2017
Saturday 1:01 am
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>>413475

Well, it's not like any of us didn't already know:

https://www.buzzfeed.com/kevincollier/hacker-hero-is-said-to-have-used-cyber-conferences-to
>> No. 413711 Anonymous
18th November 2017
Saturday 1:15 am
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>>413710
Yuck.
>> No. 413712 Anonymous
18th November 2017
Saturday 1:56 am
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>>413710
I'd let him blow my whistle IYKWIM.
>> No. 413734 Anonymous
19th November 2017
Sunday 7:39 pm
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>>413712

Supposedly he's more into special "chakra opening" massages, B1064.

And teenage me totally would have let him give me one if he'd helped me with that one tone-filtered Uruguay <-> Paraguay CCITT5 trunk :'(
>> No. 413735 Anonymous
19th November 2017
Sunday 9:00 pm
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"Agile."


That is all.

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>> No. 5456 Anonymous
4th April 2014
Friday 3:02 am
/lit/5456 Vurt
This was really good.
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>> No. 6704 Anonymous
22nd October 2017
Sunday 6:28 pm
6704 Anne Garreta - Sphinx
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I haven't read any fewer books since the last post, but this is the only one I've felt worth recommending to others.
>> No. 6706 Anonymous
19th November 2017
Sunday 10:01 am
6706 Lee Child - Gone Tomorrow
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I tried reading some stuff outside of my usual interests.
This was pretty funny, some silly gaffes about technology and phones especially in the first half.
The narrator eventually conceded that he doesn't understand technology and stuck to (describing) his guns. And the New York underground system. There are maybe three pages dedicated to trivia on the construction and use of one particular make of carriage.
Massive overuse of Chekhov's gun. It takes some thinking to get that to work fluidly but it happened so much it read like he was doing it by rote almost, nothing innovative about it.
Solid writing for a thriller although there was one plot point that tantalisingly never got tied up.
Strong but not outstanding use of description, elements of Gary Stu, good pacing, weak characterisation, strong underlying themes of misogyny.
>> No. 6707 Anonymous
19th November 2017
Sunday 10:06 am
6707 Michael Connelly - The Black Echo
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This is an almost identical book to the Lee Child one except the self-righteous and grumpy middle aged American man vibes are turned up so high you can smell him. Not to imply the other one is a good book but this one is worse in every conceivable way. Except he doesn't make a tit of himself talking about computers or phones, mainly because it was written seven years earlier in 2002 and they weren't really relevant.
There's definitely a simple formula to these books.
>> No. 6708 Anonymous
19th November 2017
Sunday 10:17 am
6708 Justin Cronin - The Passage
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I quite liked this, although it goes on for 800+ pages then you find out it's just the first in a trilogy which is a bit mental. That said, Cronin's research, empathic characterisation and ability to combine different styles makes it not a regrettable read. If someone told me it was originally I Am Legend fanfiction I'd believe it. The only real problem I found was that the sheer number of characters got a bit confusing sometimes, particularly about 2/3 of the way through.
An ambitious work, just a couple of decades too late to make an impact.
>> No. 6709 Anonymous
19th November 2017
Sunday 6:07 pm
6709 Ian Rankin - Tooth & Nail / Wolfman
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This was brilliant compared to the other two. It's not exactly The Name of the Rose but nor is it trying to be. I thought detective fiction was traditionally an American speciality, trust a Scotsman to utterly outclass them at their own game.
All the same themes, minus the constant descriptions of the the minutae of guns, but in a far less smug and obnoxious manner. I'm tempted to read some more of his stuff at some point.

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