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>> No. 402358 Anonymous
6th June 2016
Monday 1:34 am
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It's that time of the year again lads. I wish you all a lovely Ramadan. Share your Ramadan stories here, if you have any. Remember to give to the poor, refrain from the evils and temptations of modern society, and above all, remember to forgive.
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>> No. 410981 Anonymous
4th June 2017
Sunday 4:07 pm
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Precisely. >>410962 If anything BRILLIANT comments just don't help at all, they just stoke the fire. It's fine to be afraid, angry, etc. A lot of people are and I think the reason is because these attacks are so unpredictable and that the people committing them don't have a clear goal, they just want chaos. All you can do is carry on, support people effected and try to redirect those emotions into something positive.
>> No. 410997 Anonymous
4th June 2017
Sunday 8:20 pm
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Ramadan? Ramavan more like.
>> No. 411005 Anonymous
4th June 2017
Sunday 9:04 pm
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Too soon, m7. Try again next week.
>> No. 411007 Anonymous
4th June 2017
Sunday 9:12 pm
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.gs is a good place to avoid Twitter blowback. Also not having a Twitter like me, but not everyone wants to stay in 2006; but I like being alone so whatever!
>> No. 411009 Anonymous
4th June 2017
Sunday 9:19 pm
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Ah, the good old days, back when you could download shit off IRC without ending up on a watchlist.


>> No. 24971 Anonymous
4th June 2017
Sunday 2:06 am
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I don't want to go to sleep because I know that when I wake up, I'll just be depressed all day tomorrow.

Going for a walk doesn't help, taking a shower doesn't help, cleaning my room doesn't help.
All I do is lay around pleading with the void for death to arrive.

I don't know why I'm posting, someone will probably tell me to go to a doctor and I acknowledge that it's probably the most reasonable choice but it makes me sick with anxiety to even think about it. I'll probably just delete this thread in the morning.
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>> No. 24972 Anonymous
4th June 2017
Sunday 4:36 am
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Don't delete it, you don't really need to do anything with the advice that you're given- you've nothing to lose.

>someone will probably tell me to go to a doctor and I acknowledge that it's probably the most reasonable choice but it makes me sick with anxiety to even think about it

I think the first thing you should do is just work out a rough plan of what exactly is wrong, what you have tried, and how you're going to continue working your way through this. I found just running to the doctor to be unhelpful, but going with a little more experience was better.

Obviously, people will push doctors on you- I would say that you should look for some form of support, ideally from a doctor but it could also be a charity. I went through my universities short term counselling, and was recommended for longer term counselling, for which I had to find myself- I found a charitable option quite literally at the YMCA, and I used that twice for a year each time. I'm assuming you're not in university; you might have to hunt for this level of support, whether you go through the GP or otherwise.

If you have a close friend or family member that is open, you can go with them- I didn't have that though.

What is your support network like?
>> No. 24974 Anonymous
4th June 2017
Sunday 5:12 am
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>I think the first thing you should do is just work out a rough plan of what exactly is wrong, what you have tried, and how you're going to continue working your way through this.

Seconding this. I know it sounds silly but after you read this go grab a pen and paper and write out your problem in detail along with possible solutions. You don't need to show anyone this but it will engage a more detached frame of mind for approaching the problem that isn't crippled by anxiety.

If you're stuck, like the other lad said numerous organizations and people can help even if it is just someone to talk it out with. If you're not comfortable with doing that then we're happy to lend an ear and a few of us who have battled these demons before can talk over what worked for us with the understanding that your experience may be different.


>> No. 56678 Samefag
20th October 2016
Thursday 5:32 pm
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How do you do, fellow kids?
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>> No. 58063 Searchfag
2nd June 2017
Friday 11:55 am
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Maybe they were offered monetary incentive or threatened with deportation if they refused. Maybe the x-rays were taken as a matter of course to determine their health as they entered the country but their copies weren't analysed for age at the time.
>> No. 58064 Auntiefucker
2nd June 2017
Friday 5:47 pm
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As far as I can tell any mention of X-rays of the knee is just due to newspapers getting confused.
Dental X-rays were the existing method, but they're moving towards using MRI scans of the knees because it's both safer and more accurate.
>> No. 58076 YubYub
3rd June 2017
Saturday 2:27 pm
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I spent a lot of time as a teenlad skateboarding, I now have the knees of a 50 year old.
>> No. 58078 Auntiefucker
3rd June 2017
Saturday 8:37 pm
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Being 50 might have something to do with that too.
>> No. 58079 Searchfag
3rd June 2017
Saturday 9:19 pm
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I still have a dozen years before that happens. Then i might have a midlife crisis and start dressing like i did when i was a teenlad.


>> No. 3856 Anonymous
29th May 2017
Monday 8:23 pm
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I was riding my motorbike home and a pedestrian shouted "wanker" from the other side of the road.

I can't work out why they might have done this. I considered pulling over at the nearest opportunity, walking back down the road, and throttling the stupid cunt asking why.

This is bothering me more than it should.

I'm fairly certain everyone has had this happen to them at some point in their lives, but I honestly do not know why it's done.
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>> No. 3887 Anonymous
3rd June 2017
Saturday 12:09 pm
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He shouldn't have posted so provocatively, should he?
>> No. 3888 Anonymous
3rd June 2017
Saturday 3:30 pm
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So you are saying that I deserve to get raped? Really lad? Fucking hell.
>> No. 3889 Anonymous
3rd June 2017
Saturday 5:33 pm
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>we don't have reflections
You're a vampire?
>> No. 3890 Anonymous
3rd June 2017
Saturday 7:05 pm
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What? Of course not! Don't be silly, Vampires are not real.
>> No. 3891 Anonymous
3rd June 2017
Saturday 7:11 pm
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That sounds like exactly the sort of thing a vampire would say to throw us off the scent.


>> No. 410637 Anonymous
23rd May 2017
Tuesday 2:33 pm
/b/410637 Sir Roger Moore (1927-2017)
Bloody hell, chaps.
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>> No. 410671 Anonymous
24th May 2017
Wednesday 8:30 pm
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Cheeky fucker.
>> No. 410672 Anonymous
24th May 2017
Wednesday 9:11 pm
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His family are said to be shaken but not stirred.
>> No. 410673 Anonymous
24th May 2017
Wednesday 9:28 pm
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>> No. 410674 Anonymous
24th May 2017
Wednesday 9:46 pm
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He's Roger No Moore.
>> No. 410931 Anonymous
3rd June 2017
Saturday 2:07 pm
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I always liked Roger Moore best in The Persuaders.

Sad thing really that that show was axed after just one series. It had plenty of 70s swagger, and just a certain kind of cavalier playboyishness about it that would somewhat likely not get past today's TV censorship bodies. I believe one reason it was cancelled was that Roger Moore was not up for a second series because he was already being eyed as a replacement for Sean Connery for the Bond movies.

(this episode also features a youthful Joan Collins)


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>> No. 25338 Anonymous
2nd June 2017
Friday 10:09 pm
/101/25338 Terrible product/marketing photos
Nothing can so easily send me into apoplectic rage and simultaneous fits of laughter as non-nonsensical photographs in advertising and marketing. I couldn't decide where this thread belongs best as it's both irritating and entertaining at the same time.

Lidl has some brilliant examples, for instance this picture of a woman who is clearly off her tits on some research chems and is seeing hallucinations of vegetables flying around her head.
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>> No. 25340 Anonymous
2nd June 2017
Friday 10:26 pm
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Apparently weird stock photos are a thing. Some of these campaigns have probably earned the publisher the only royalty they'll ever receive for them.
>> No. 25341 Anonymous
3rd June 2017
Saturday 1:10 am
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I am a huge fan of such stock images.

This one is frightening in all sorts of ways.
>> No. 25343 Anonymous
3rd June 2017
Saturday 12:34 pm
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Don't forget "men laughing alone with salad".
>> No. 25344 Anonymous
3rd June 2017
Saturday 12:44 pm
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This poor cunt.
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3rd June 2017
Saturday 1:11 pm
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>> No. 5103 Anonymous
22nd September 2011
Thursday 9:56 pm
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>> No. 25164 Anonymous
13th March 2017
Monday 5:33 pm
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Why did you not ask him if he's finished? It takes like 10 minutes to change two tyres, if that.

I recommend
>> No. 25256 Anonymous
12th April 2017
Wednesday 4:42 pm
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I've been to visit relatives in Hull today. I'd forgotten people there do not drive in bus lanes when they're not in operation and glare at you like you're a mad undertaking maniac.
>> No. 25303 Anonymous
11th May 2017
Thursday 7:21 pm
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I was doing ~45mph on an A road because I was looking for a turn off which I wasn't 100% sure where it was. Knobhead in a BMW starts tailgating me. I finally spotted it and put my indicators on early and when I'd started turning the knobhead overtakes me on the right-hand side. A few seconds later and he'd have ploughed straight into my car.
>> No. 25336 Anonymous
2nd June 2017
Friday 9:43 pm
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The drive outside my flat is wide enough for one car. There are a few parking bays on each side at slight angles to the drive.

Most people who park here drive all the way up to the end of the bay until one or both of their front wheels is touching the kerb. However there are some dickheads who stop a good foot or two away from the kerb, which means there's a lot less space behind them for people driving past or trying to reverse out of the other spaces.

And guess what, whenever someone parks like that, it's always a Mercedes or BMW. (It's not just one or two people, I've been here years and seen a succession of many dickheads in German cars who do this.)
>> No. 25337 Anonymous
2nd June 2017
Friday 9:58 pm
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One day last week my bus got stuck for around 10-15 minutes and had to give up because a BMW driver thought it was a good idea to just break down in the middle of the road and stay there. The street is just about wide enough for two vehicles, and the driver made no attempt to move the vehicle. Didn't push it, didn't ask for help to push it, didn't accept any offer of help to push it. Just fucking left it there. Two minibuses had to mount the kerb to get around it.

Last time I broke down in the middle of the road, I waited until it was safe to get out, signalled to people for help, and between three of us (a small woman sat inside to steer and brake) we got the car out of the way. That was from the middle lane of three on a busy dual carriageway during rush hour.


>> No. 82562 Anonymous
1st June 2017
Thursday 4:29 pm
/pol/82562 Nige 007
I suspect nothing major will come from this, but it gave me a chuckle all the same.
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>> No. 82563 Anonymous
1st June 2017
Thursday 8:23 pm
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Dead link friend.
>> No. 82564 Anonymous
1st June 2017
Thursday 8:31 pm
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No, just the wordfilter. I'll let you figure it out.


>> No. 410808 Anonymous
30th May 2017
Tuesday 8:22 am
/b/410808 Working Men's Clubs
Lads, redpilled me on WMCs please. I have managed to blag my way in to one (usually required two people to vouch for you). What am I in for?
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>> No. 410835 Anonymous
30th May 2017
Tuesday 11:50 pm
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Brutal sissify for beta cucks and all the while chad is slaying so you better get lifting. Your dinner's on the table son, what on earth are you doing on the internet.

I know I really should have put this in /test/. I actually do hate all that talk and how it affects the minds of lonely young men, and then impacts with great unpleasantness on the lives of young women too.
>> No. 410848 Anonymous
31st May 2017
Wednesday 5:11 pm
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> I don't understand what you are all objecting to. What is unreasonable about this thread?
Absolutely nothing at all, it's just 90% of the posters here are utter fucking cunts. They wait until someone breaks some made up rule they have decided means they don't have to respond civilly, then mock you for it. The number rises to 100% when you look at the mods.

As for the question in the OP, depends how much life is left in the old dog. My local WMC is a lot quieter these days (according to my dad, who still pops in every now and then) compared with in the 90's. They only have acts on a Saturday now, and it's generally one bloke/girl singing with a backing track, and they are shit. Back in the day you would get a decent band on quite a few days of the week.

Just make sure not to talk during the bingo, they'll bury you under the bowling green.

(A good day to you Sir!)
>> No. 410855 Anonymous
31st May 2017
Wednesday 7:18 pm
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I bet you're fun down the pub!
>> No. 410856 Anonymous
31st May 2017
Wednesday 9:56 pm
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Or working men's club, as the case may be.
>> No. 410867 Anonymous
1st June 2017
Thursday 9:03 am
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I am universally loved in all pubs. Mainly because they can see the nights takings double when I walk in.


>> No. 23869 Gasthief
24th August 2016
Wednesday 4:19 pm
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GLORY to Ukraine!
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>> No. 23942 Stalin
18th January 2017
Wednesday 9:25 am
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>> No. 23943 Britfag
18th January 2017
Wednesday 9:58 am
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Thanks posting this on /sfw/, dickheads (pun not intended, but mildly humorous).
>> No. 23975 Rasputin
31st March 2017
Friday 10:18 pm
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Article 280. son. Remember.
>> No. 23976 Stalin
2nd April 2017
Sunday 12:58 pm
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Слава Украине! Пошёл нахуй, Тарас.
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1st June 2017
Thursday 3:24 am
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>> No. 24929 Anonymous
30th May 2017
Tuesday 12:50 pm
/emo/24929 Maddening Dickhead Waster
Is there a sort of peaceful French Foreign Legion I can join where I won't be subject to brutal initiation rites at the hands of former Spetsnaz operatives? I've really fucked things in the most elementary of ways and I'd sincerely appreciate a purpose in life.

I've cocked up my most recent stumble into getting qualifications higher than mediocre at best GCSEs, and last Thursday I was very close indeed to going into some woods, taking a long a load of Paracetamol and slashing open my wrists. Instead I just walked about for 5 hours calling myself various derogatory names under my breath. I'm 22 and can't stand being such a sack of shit much longer.

I've already self-referred to the local mental health services, and if anything I've said sounds glib I assure you I'm deadly serious in all respects.
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>> No. 24931 Anonymous
30th May 2017
Tuesday 1:22 pm
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There are several Buddhist monasteries that provide retreats free of charge. Spending time with Buddhist monks can be a very powerful experience. You're expected to follow the precepts of the monastery and participate in the daily routine, but they don't care what you believe or what you've done in life. The links below are for monasteries in the Thai Forest Tradition - this is a very pragmatic and grounded form of Buddhist practice, with an absolute minimum of airy-fairy nonsense. There are loads of others in the UK, but I can personally vouch for these two.

There are a number of "intentional communities" (communes without the mad cultish aspect) that welcome visitors. Accommodation is usually free, with a suggested donation of a few quid a day if you can afford it. I can personally recommend Talamh in Scotland, but there's a full list at Diggers and Dreamers.

There's an international network called Willing Workers on Organic Farms. Organic farmers provide free board and lodging in exchange for a few hours of work every day. You don't need to know anything about farming, as long as you're willing to put in some graft.
>> No. 24932 Anonymous
30th May 2017
Tuesday 4:11 pm
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Seconding the monastery thing.
>> No. 24934 Anonymous
31st May 2017
Wednesday 9:56 am
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This thread makes me regret getting a mortgage at 21. Godspeed, OP. May you achieve what some of us can only dream of.
>> No. 24937 Anonymous
31st May 2017
Wednesday 5:05 pm
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I want to kill myself.

We can swap if you like.


Those are helpful and I'll look into them (wish I'd known about the communal living in Manchester a while back actually), but is there nothing more like >>24930 , but with MSF's requirement that you be quantifiably good at something?
>> No. 24938 Anonymous
31st May 2017
Wednesday 6:18 pm
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You could do 10-12 weeks abroad with VSO. You don't need any particular qualifications.


>> No. 9430 Anonymous
26th January 2016
Tuesday 10:09 pm
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Huddersfield charity shop finally says goodbye to a shutter which lasted 26 years

That's it. That's literally it. A charity shop has replaced one of its roller shutters after having the same one for 26 years. It's all go in Huddersfield.

I challenge you lads to find a more pointless news story than this.
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>> No. 12449 Anonymous
2nd April 2017
Sunday 7:48 pm
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Local news asking the important questions as usual.
>> No. 12486 Anonymous
6th April 2017
Thursday 2:55 pm
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>A Devon football fan scored a massive own goal after he ate a nugget of horse poo in an Exeter street for a £40 bet after being egged on by his pals – leaving his girlfriend refusing to kiss him for a month after.

>Footage shows Exeter City fan Charlie Bamber chomp on the manure while children look on in horror outside a pub in the city. The 23-year-old can be seen retching violently after swallowing a lump of dirt - and later uses an entire tube of toothpaste in an attempt to clean out his mouth.
>> No. 12585 Anonymous
9th May 2017
Tuesday 12:21 pm
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I went to a barn party at a farm estate once. It was a big party with probably close to 2,000 people, music and loads of booze. Anyway, there was a manure pit on the estate, which had been carefully cordoned off with a construction fence and a tarp cover over the fence. But somehow, some shitfaced git managed to climb over the fence late at night, and then plunged into the manure pit. They found him at 4 am, fast asleep on the edge of the manure pit, covered in shit.

Also reminds me of that time I was at a friend's little garden party; we were sat in his parents' summerhouse, and at some point I excused myself to go around the corner to have a wee. It was pitch dark outside, and I mistook a goldfish pond for a flower bed, and was going to walk straight across it to wee against a tree. Next thing I knew, I was standing in water up to my waist. Having suffered abounding laughter from my mates, I then took off my wet jeans and decided to pedal home on my bicycle half a mile to get some dry clothes. All the while thinking that I probably looked like a nonce, wearing nothing but a T-shirt and my white undies on a bicycle late at night, and my biggest fear was that I would be stopped by police. Luckily, nothing happened.
>> No. 12609 Anonymous
10th May 2017
Wednesday 5:42 pm
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To be fair lad, that happened to me last week. Although in my case I stepped off a dodgy clapboard bridge. Into a swamp. Thank fuck it had been raining.
>> No. 13039 Anonymous
31st May 2017
Wednesday 6:00 pm
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>A man has been convicted by a jury of encouraging his girlfriend to have sex with a dog and warned to expect a prison sentence.

>Michael Smith filmed what happened between Gwen Kerr and the bull mastiff Tank, but weeks later showed it to a social worker claiming he was concerned for the grandmother’s welfare.

>He told a jury at Leeds Crown Court in evidence yesterday(thurs) he thought Kerr must be on drugs and only wanted to prove her strange behaviour and was not acting for any sexual gratification when he pressed record on his camcorder.

>Mark McKone prosecuting told the jury in opening that it was the crown’s case Smith had encouraged Kerr to have sex with the dog, filmed it and that was supported by Smith saying at one point “let him take it” and tapping Kerr on the buttocks during the sexual activity.

>Mr McKone said matters came to light when Smith went to Huddersfield social services on May 27 last year and showed a team leader the footage on a camcorder.


>> No. 12610 Anonymous
12th May 2017
Friday 6:34 pm
/news/12610 Shittypants
The NHS appears to have been the victim of a ransomware attack, which has hit many organisations worldwide.

Apart from the immediate effects, I suppose that this is also going to jumped on by May to push certain mandates in her election campaign.
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>> No. 12832 Anonymous
23rd May 2017
Tuesday 11:40 pm
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You sound insufferable to be honest. I hope the Filipina nurse that wipes your arse when you're old and demented abuses you and sticks a nine inch dildo up your prolapsed arsehole. Fucking cunt.
>> No. 12834 Anonymous
23rd May 2017
Tuesday 11:40 pm
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Looks like I'm not the only one.
>> No. 13034 Anonymous
29th May 2017
Monday 10:36 pm
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I have a guy from The Telegraph here trying to make a documentary on the attack and how it relates to North Korea, does anyone have any believable nonsense I should feed him? I'd feel a little bad about it as he's a nice bloke but it is his job.
>> No. 13035 Anonymous
29th May 2017
Monday 11:04 pm
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>I have a guy from The Telegraph here trying to make a documentary on the attack and how it relates to North Korea
No you don't. But thanks for trying.
>> No. 13038 Anonymous
31st May 2017
Wednesday 10:22 am
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ARE KIM has his prisoner gremlins coding 24/7 on ancient PC's. Like monkeys on Typewriters, trying to get the best hacks.


>> No. 3223 Anonymous
18th February 2013
Monday 7:58 pm
/£$€¥/3223 Bitcoins
Have any of you bought Bitcoins or spoken to anybody that has?

The underlying principle of removing the role of the banking industry from transactions (or at least limiting its influence) seems noble but it stinks of a giant scam IMO.
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>> No. 7004 Anonymous
30th May 2017
Tuesday 6:04 pm
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What virtual coin should I buy to make loadsamoney?
>> No. 7005 Anonymous
30th May 2017
Tuesday 6:31 pm
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>but show me an international money transfer company that will send ten grand's worth of wages to the other side of the world in that time and for that fee
Somali money transfer shops. You can send a grand right this second, and somehow it ends up in someone's phone in Somalia. I don't even understand how this all works, but I was reading about it and found it fascinating. They don't even carry cash around. They have money in their phones and shite.

Also other things like their use of solar panels and how it is cheaper in Somalia than it is here, is all very impressive.
>> No. 7006 Anonymous
30th May 2017
Tuesday 6:34 pm
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They all seem to be tanking right now. I don't follow it too much, so I'll let someone else spoon-feed you. Don't be a victim to a pump and dump.
>> No. 7007 Anonymous
30th May 2017
Tuesday 6:59 pm
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Whatever you can buy on a time travel trade at a lower price than it is now. BTC is on a high and so the halfway serious alts are all overvalued as a consequence. Anything else is probably either useless or a scam of some sort.
>> No. 7008 Anonymous
30th May 2017
Tuesday 7:36 pm
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A lot of traditional banking methods are haram, so the eskimo world has a completely parallel banking system. The money transfer system used by many eskimos, especially Somalis, is called Hawala. It works on pure trust. I give a broker a wad of cash and he gives me a password. I give the password to my foreign friend, who then gives that password to his local broker and is paid out an equal sum of cash. The two brokers make a note of the debt between them, which will either be cancelled out eventually through the course of trade or settled through payment in kind.

TransferWise are a British FinTech startup offering what is essentially a modernised version of Hawala. They have recently been valued at over a billion quid, even though most British people have never heard of them. They're miles cheaper than using Bitcoin.


>> No. 24860 Anonymous
30th April 2017
Sunday 5:21 pm
/emo/24860 Uncle dilemma
I am fully aware that what I am about to ask advice on is going to be labelled as a non-problem by many, but please remember than this is /emo/ rather than /iq/.

It all started at a family Christmas gathering. Last Chirstmas. My sisters daughter, also known as my niece, was asking me a lot of questions about her upcoming semester abroad as she was hoping to do it in a city where I spend a lot of time. I also have relevant contacts that would help her project. Anyway, I digress, we had obviously been drinking and there was a moment where her hand ended up on my thigh, quite near my glands. An awkward, intense and hot silence followed but was quickly interrupted by her father coming in looking for something.

Four months on I had almost forgotten about it until last night when I received a wechat message from her saying that she has been approved for the semester abroad plans approved. The first message was just a belated happy birthday, some stuff about her course and asking if she could stay with me as we had discussed. I replied saying that was fine. She then messaged asking if I remembered Christmas, I replied yes. She then sends me three nude pics saying she wants to have fun when she is visits.

She is 20 and a 9/10 blonde. I'm mid 40's, divorced, in great shape for my age.

She is the sort of woman I wank to with porn, but Im not sure what to do next. What is the legal situation here?
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>> No. 24877 Anonymous
1st May 2017
Monday 9:50 am
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I think as others have said, you're going to have to reluctantly refuse, especially as if you can hook this one you're capable of hooking others who aren't blood relations in order to get your end away.
>> No. 24878 Anonymous
1st May 2017
Monday 9:54 am
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For England and Wales its under the Sexual Offenses Act 2003:
>The ways that A may be related to B are as parent, grandparent, child, grandchild, brother, sister, half-brother, half-sister, uncle, aunt, nephew or niece.

You can legally fuck your cousins and even marry them in Britain. Don't let any foreigners know about this or we will never hear the end of it.
>> No. 24879 Anonymous
1st May 2017
Monday 10:12 am
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I tell you, I won't live in a town that robs men of the right to marry their cousins!
>> No. 24880 Anonymous
1st May 2017
Monday 6:25 pm
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You know who else shagged their niece, OP? Adolf Hitler, so think about that.


>Fucking hell, aren't you a Tiny Tim?

I mean on the soft, obviously, lad!
>> No. 24933 Anonymous
30th May 2017
Tuesday 6:29 pm
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So, how did it go?


>> No. 23774 Anonymous
11th February 2015
Wednesday 11:49 am
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I have a USB hub that I sleep in the same room and its ultrabright boy racer blue LEDs are a nuisance. I can unplug it every night, but that's a nuisance. I've tried taping over the lights but the LEDs are so bright that they kick light out of the USB sockets etc and still manage to make the room glow blue at night.

I don't care about these LEDs and want them gone altogether. Can I open it up and pincer the LEDs, or would that damage the hub? I've had a quick look around on google but don't particularly trust the results.
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>> No. 25915 Anonymous
3rd May 2017
Wednesday 2:54 am
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So where do they get used en masse? I know they're in quad copters and that kind of thing, anything else justifies mass production and brings the price down?
>> No. 25916 Anonymous
3rd May 2017
Wednesday 9:16 am
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Almost anything you see that's USB charged and not obviously 18650-shaped, will have pouch cells. They're available in hundreds of shapes and capacities, and generally work well, within their limits.
Shipping is a bitch, though.
>> No. 25917 Anonymous
3rd May 2017
Wednesday 12:04 pm
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Quadcopters and other RC thingumabobs use pouch cells, because you can achieve a higher discharge rate at the same weight. Cylindrical cells are mainly used in bulk applications - electric cars and bikes, power tools, that sort of thing. A cordless drill might use eight 18650s, an electric car might use a couple of thousand. The market for cylindrical cells is gradually moving towards the 21700 size, which is slightly more energy dense.

Pouch cells can be economically produced in fairly small quantities, so you can often design the battery to fit the product rather than vice-versa. This is a big advantage for mobile devices where every millimetre matters.
>> No. 25918 Anonymous
3rd May 2017
Wednesday 12:33 pm
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This thread continues to deliver. Good job lads.
>> No. 25928 Anonymous
29th May 2017
Monday 11:06 pm
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>>23774 Blue Tac lad, come on... easy option.


>> No. 3840 Anonymous
19th September 2013
Thursday 10:03 pm
/£$€¥/3840 Pensions
The OFT have come out and said that many old (i.e. set up before 2001) pension schemes have high charges and offer savers poor value for money. They've also suggested a cap for auto-enrolment schemes, but it's going to be an almost meaningless gesture as you'd be very hard pressed to find a provider offering auto-enrolment terms with annual management charges greater than 1% anyway.

The pension scheme I'm in at work (contribution: 5% employer, 5% employee gross) has management charges of 0.6%, which I'm alright with as it's less than I'd get if I was investing in collectives through an ISA.

However, I've put the charges and contribution details into Invidion's pension calculator for an idea of what I'd get when I'm 65, 40 years from now, and if my salary increases in line with National Average Earnings and I took the 25% tax-free lump sum I'd be looking at a pension in today's terms of 27.5% of my current salary. If I wanted a pension that would be about two-thirds of what I'm earning now then I'll need to contribute, assuming the employer contribution stays at 5%, 15% gross (12% net) of my salary every year for the next four decades. This does depend on what annuity rates will be like then and I'd also be getting the State Pension, as long as they haven't upped the age you receive it to 80 by then.

If it wasn't for the tax relief and my employer matching my contributions then I doubt I'd bother and I'd look into other ways to support myself while I'm in retirement. What about you lads? What are your thoughts on pensions? In my opinion to have any form of decent retirement income you're at the mercy of your employer offering a good pension scheme.
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>> No. 6992 Anonymous
28th May 2017
Sunday 10:07 pm
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>I was thinking of opting out of my civil service pensions.
I asked an expert about this very thing recently. Her actual words were "don't even think about it". Unless you're a fat, diseased neckbeard with no likelihood of procreating (and therefore at no risk of ever drawing upon the benefits) in which case go get some professional advice. Not least because the cash value of your pension pot is augmented by the employer contribution and if you cash it out right now you'll have to pay tax on the whole lot as if it was this year's income (why hello there, higher rate!). You're in the civil service, so your pay is already shite. If you somehow make it to pension age after a life working in the civil service, the pension you already have will be pretty much the only thing that's worth keeping it up for.
>> No. 6994 Anonymous
28th May 2017
Sunday 10:36 pm
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>my civil service pensions

A) Anyone who has the chance to join a public sector defined benefit pension scheme and doesn't is almost certainly an idiot.

B) Are you aware you can retire before State Pension age?
>> No. 6995 Anonymous
28th May 2017
Sunday 11:02 pm
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>B) Are you aware you can retire before State Pension age?
You can retire, but you can't take your civil service pension too early, and if you do you get a significant cut in benefit. For anyone who doesn't have historical rights, the "early" window is now pegged to your individual state pension age. It used to be you could get it at 55, but now it's a fixed number of years fixed to your personal state pension age - if it moves, then the earliest age at which you can take the pension moves with it.
>> No. 6996 Anonymous
29th May 2017
Monday 1:12 am
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How do civil service pensions work? What makes them so great?

I get how private sector pensions work I just don't know the details on civil service ones.
>> No. 6997 Anonymous
29th May 2017
Monday 1:36 am
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The short version: The benefits are based on what you earn rather than what you contribute, and once you take it they're uprated every year. Instead of putting money into a pot and getting an annuity, you earn a fractional entitlement (for final salary schemes) or some fraction of your annual pensionable pay (for career average schemes), and your pension is whatever it all adds up to at the end.


>> No. 12930 Anonymous
26th May 2017
Friday 6:25 pm
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Why are the newspapers allowed to show election bias but the TV isn't?
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>> No. 12996 Anonymous
27th May 2017
Saturday 9:31 pm
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Why do you think Brown was an economically incompetent Chancellor/Prime Minister?
>> No. 13000 Anonymous
27th May 2017
Saturday 9:42 pm
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For starters, he sold off most of our gold reserves at a historic low price. At the very least, that suggests questionable judgement.
>> No. 13004 Anonymous
27th May 2017
Saturday 9:56 pm
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Not really. There's no real benefit to be gained from holding on to gold, and it was unarguably a good choice to diversify national assets at the time. The fact that it would have been worth more at a later date says nothing much. If you're able to predict with any degree of accuracy long term changes in value of such a speculative asset you don't just have good judgement, you have precognition.
>> No. 13005 Anonymous
27th May 2017
Saturday 9:57 pm
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Is that it? You say for starters. In terms of questionable judgement on the part of Chancellors that doesn't even approach the worst examples, and it certainly wasn't responsible for our "worst ever economic crisis".
>> No. 13012 Anonymous
27th May 2017
Saturday 11:04 pm
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I could go on a long thing but for simplicities sake I'm just going to say PFI was shit and the "will he-won't he?" of the election in 2008 was sheer political ineptitude.

Plus, I mean, the London Underground Public-Private Partnership. Really, I'd rather not de-rail (oops?) the thread into an argument over the 1997-2010 government. I was just playing devil's advocate to stretch out the idea that it's right to say elements of both predictions came true. Every government has instances of incompetence (and thus, can be argued to be incompetent if you so wish.) so it's a pretty easy thing to do.


>> ID: 7de083 No. 14176 Anonymous
3rd May 2017
Wednesday 1:16 am

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Can we get a fix for "£" and such showing up with weird characters around it in threads? And why does it work fine in *, for that matter?

Also, could /help/ get a line on how to do links to threads or individual posts. For instance, I know this isn't going to work, I can never remember exactly how to do it: g/25899/25900
That thread has a few has a garbled pound signs
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>> ID: cbd38a No. 14200 Anonymous
27th May 2017
Saturday 6:04 pm

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Seriously though, this is fucking up /£$€¥/, can we get a fix please?


>> No. 410393 Anonymous
13th May 2017
Saturday 5:10 pm
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Eurovision/weekend thread? Eurovision/weekend thread.

How's it going, lads?
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>> No. 410468 Anonymous
16th May 2017
Tuesday 10:06 pm
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There have been far worse Austrians than coked out, suicide-by-bus Falco.

(was it a bus he hit head-on at his moment of death? A lorry? I can't remember.)
>> No. 410470 Anonymous
16th May 2017
Tuesday 11:04 pm
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>> No. 410689 Anonymous
25th May 2017
Thursday 10:40 pm
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Seriously though, you listen to this and tell me it's a bad song. It's catchy.
>> No. 410722 Anonymous
27th May 2017
Saturday 11:20 am
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Call me a cynic, but that video looks more like an Austrian tourism board advert in which they have stuck a gullible young lad who thinks he is really promoting his decent but entirely unremarkable new single.

Between genocide, decade-long basement incarceration and 80s German language rap, this really isn't the worst accomplishment by an Austrian in living memory. But Austrians seem to have problems striking a balance between all out pure fucking evil and underwhelming blandness.
>> No. 410723 Anonymous
27th May 2017
Saturday 2:43 pm
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Thank you! That's all I wanted to hear. The worst you can say about this song is that you find it bland. But it's not awful, unlike, say, the Spanish entry.


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