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>> No. 380263 Anonymous
5th August 2014
Tuesday 7:51 pm
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Where to go to the UK for an Erasmus year?

I don't want to get robbed everyday.

There should be a pizza place open at night.
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>> No. 380290 Anonymous
5th August 2014
Tuesday 11:55 pm
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I always thought Runcorn was in the South West of England.

No idea why.
>> No. 380294 Anonymous
6th August 2014
Wednesday 12:36 am
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>>380290

Because it's so nice, obvs'.
>> No. 380297 Anonymous
6th August 2014
Wednesday 2:26 am
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>>380287

However shit Runcorn seems from the train, the reality is infinitely worse.

What you don't get a sense of is the dreadful claustrophobia, something that Two Pints tries valiantly to put across. The town has been gradually hemmed in over the years by hostile industry - the chemical works, the docks, the maze of expressways feeding the bridge and the immense new waste incinerator.

On the ground, you're constantly aware of these huge industrial facilities that really don't want the town to be there and that hardly employ anyone. The area is just a dumping ground for industries too unpleasant to put anywhere else. A lot of the terraced houses in the old town are literally in the shadow of the bridge flyover. The town is sunk down into a physical depression, bordered on the north by the river (with it's grey expanse of nothing and a view onto the chemical plants of Widnes) and on the south by the hill.

All around you, the skyline is pierced with vast smokestacks, pouring god knows what into the air. The riverbanks are dotted with great effluent pipes, vomiting greenish-grey waste onto the sticky Mersey mud. The landscape is marked with giant stacks of shipping containers, mountains of scrap metal, huge grey buildings and chemical tanks filled with stuff that it's best not to think about. They pitch Runcorn to investors as the "Mersey multimodal gateway" but the reality is a sort of massive industrial lay-by, somewhere that is just a stop-off en route to better places. The town feels like it has been abandoned in the 1980s, a little island of Thatcher's Britain.

The Ineos chemical works you see from the train produces mainly chlorine and fluorine products, using some of the most toxic chemicals on earth. At the local schools they do drills to teach the kids what to do in the event of a disaster, which seems as futile as the old "duck and cover" nuclear drills. When they did the risk assessment for the new waste incinerator - the largest in Europe - the council's internal report essentially said that it would make no difference because the pollution was so bad already.

http://www.runcornandwidnesweeklynews.co.uk/incoming/existing-pollution-health-impacts-would-7316528

A friend of mine did community work in Halton back in the nineties; Often she'd have to run separate events for Widnes and Runcorn, because many of the local kids had never crossed the bridge and had no intention of doing so. Eventually she coaxed some of them to take the short walk across, which she described as being like an expedition to terra incognita. 20 minutes on the train to Liverpool, an hour to Manchester, two hours to London, but some of the locals might as well have been Falkland Islanders. It's all just shuttered shops, cheap beer, grey skies and ennui, a terrible smothering ennui that you can never quite wash off. I haven't been back properly in years, but I still get nightmares about it.
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>> No. 380298 Anonymous
6th August 2014
Wednesday 3:00 am
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>>380297
That's a rather fine piece of writing. I tip my hat to you.
>> No. 380299 Anonymous
6th August 2014
Wednesday 3:27 am
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I had a friend from Runcorn and I used to wind him up by calling him a scouse.

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>> No. 378779 Anonymous
13th July 2014
Sunday 1:27 pm
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Lads. How, if at all, has .gs influenced you in the real world?

Do you find yourself saying ladm8, or arguing about who the third poster is perhaps?
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>> No. 380034 Anonymous
2nd August 2014
Saturday 10:40 am
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>>379962

Yeh, that'll show 'em, n1 m8.
>> No. 380045 Anonymous
2nd August 2014
Saturday 11:41 am
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>>380030
What is it with seppos feeling the need to announce their presence on the internet? I hope these visits from the other place don't become a regular occurrence.
>> No. 380053 Anonymous
2nd August 2014
Saturday 12:04 pm
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>>380045
Become?
>> No. 380054 Anonymous
2nd August 2014
Saturday 12:05 pm
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>>380045

Revengelad strikes again!
>> No. 380058 Anonymous
2nd August 2014
Saturday 1:03 pm
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>>380045
I had to look up the word "seppo" and now I'm very glad I did. Thank you for adding to my derogatory repertoire when it comes to our bastard colonials.

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>> No. 379623 Anonymous
27th July 2014
Sunday 3:19 am
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Englishmen.
You have so much to be proud of, yo-
you know what:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-OnWnwwxNPA&t=1m13s

...and as suddenly, I have a counter-argument of my own.
"This is what liberals are doing to European ethnicities, they want to flood us with non-whites (who're obviously of lesser biological quality)".
inb4 racist
you see, you can't even have a template-free thinking
just forget you're human, look at it from an objective perspective.
Okay okay, let's just move on, I understand the inconvenience it causes for you.
Alright.
So what had I been about? Ah yes.
Also, forgive me my french ("loool?" No wait, that sounds too childish, for this board populated with mid 30 over, lonely wankers, so I'd have to appear alike and sound the same, I can't just utter "lol" like that)
I mean, English. "Forgive me my french" - is just a figure of speech, you see.
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>> No. 379682 Anonymous
28th July 2014
Monday 4:40 pm
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>>379669
Even if you were a decent bloke, I'd still have a gripe with you. To me it screams attention-seeking twat, as if your dull personality (maybe not), needs to be made up by wearing an oh-so quirky piece of headgear.

It's like those steampunk folk, very dull and tiring to be around so they try to make it up with their costumes.
>> No. 379683 Anonymous
28th July 2014
Monday 4:48 pm
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>>379682
It was originally an affectation I got when I was in a band a while back for the stage show, so I guess guilty as charged. The singer was a cross-dresser, so it was suggested I do something for image. I turned down the idea of cross dressing myself and said "erm...I'll wear a hat."

After that I just started wearing it outside the stage now and then. I like wearing it.
>> No. 379691 Anonymous
28th July 2014
Monday 6:13 pm
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>>379683
Fair enough, given the story I wouldn't think twice about it again.
>> No. 379902 Anonymous
1st August 2014
Friday 5:21 am
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>>379668
Is it the same as "fedora" hat?
>> No. 379903 Anonymous
1st August 2014
Friday 7:19 am
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>>379902

Poor lad. His trilby is too small for his fat, sweaty head.

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>> No. 379701 Anonymous
28th July 2014
Monday 9:02 pm
379701 Looking through old stuff
According to the 4th May 1996 edition of The Beano, Noel Edmonds, Jeremy Beadle, Jimmy Cricket, some black bloke, and Jim Davidson were 'Jokers'.

Does anyone else keep stuff like this?
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>> No. 379842 Anonymous
31st July 2014
Thursday 4:56 am
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>>379701

I still have some Sonic the Comics lying around, along with a hefty stack of very dirty and worn pokemon cards.

The most notable one I remember seeing was my dads 1971 boy's own annual which had an illustration of what life might look like in a moon-base home in the year 2001 and a really well drawn comic strip about a muscular american G.I murdering an awful lot of japanese people on an island while smoking a cigar. It wasn't just that it was racist, it was sort of self-knowingly racist and made a cheesy joke out of the slurs.
>> No. 379852 Anonymous
31st July 2014
Thursday 11:51 am
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They sell a shitload of Dandy and Beano comics and annuals at car boot sales. I should start going to them more often.
>> No. 379853 Anonymous
31st July 2014
Thursday 12:03 pm
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I've got 4 editions of something called the 'Eagle Annual' from 1960-1963. They're hardback books.
>> No. 379854 Anonymous
31st July 2014
Thursday 12:18 pm
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>>379853
Do they have edition numbers on the front? I'll give you a tanner for the lot. I've got about 15 assorted editions.
>> No. 379855 Anonymous
31st July 2014
Thursday 1:03 pm
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>>379854

The '60 and '61 do. I see they sell for about a tenner+ on eBay but wouldn't be interested in parting with them. They're my old man's, as I wasn't born in the 50s and I occasionally pick one up and have a flick through.

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>> No. 379086 Anonymous
19th July 2014
Saturday 5:04 pm
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What time of day do you class as dinner?

I want a specific window of time.
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>> No. 379678 Anonymous
28th July 2014
Monday 2:34 pm
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>>379574

To be fair to him - he's a bit hungry.
>> No. 379680 Anonymous
28th July 2014
Monday 3:39 pm
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>>379650
Careful not to mention things that irritate you here, it's worthy of a ban.

(A good day to you Sir!)
>> No. 379694 Anonymous
28th July 2014
Monday 7:08 pm
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>>379680

Whoosh.
>> No. 379699 Anonymous
28th July 2014
Monday 8:25 pm
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>>379694

I really think posting "whoosh" should be an irritation worthy of a ban.

Moan over.
>> No. 379700 Anonymous
28th July 2014
Monday 9:01 pm
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>>379699

I had to check the thread because I thought I was losing my mind.

Quit parodying me :(

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>> No. 379389 Anonymous
23rd July 2014
Wednesday 9:01 pm
379389 What if.......
Not wishing to start a chaos theory cluster duck, but what seemingly minor moments or choices in your life do you think changed your life in a big way?

Not agreeing to "go out" with the fittest girl in my year when I was 11 because I thought it was a trick due to my suspicious mind and lack of self worth. Lindsey Foster if you are reading this I wanked hard over you for the rest of school and you are probably responsible for 50% of my teenlad semen output of the 80's.

Not going to Sandhurst in favour of something I though would be more fun and a longer term investment, but which resulted in various injuries, pointless languages and and aversion to hills and rucksacks.

Not telling her I loved her often enough.
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>> No. 379454 Anonymous
24th July 2014
Thursday 4:19 pm
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>>379446
It happened to me and I did exactly the same thing.
>> No. 379464 Anonymous
24th July 2014
Thursday 6:07 pm
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>>379454
Cowards. You should have said yes to her advances, and if it turns out to be a joke, you should have stripped her naked and poured honey all over her, and beat her senseless.
>> No. 379470 Anonymous
24th July 2014
Thursday 11:01 pm
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>>379464
What purpose does the honey serve?
>> No. 379472 Anonymous
25th July 2014
Friday 1:07 am
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>>379470

It makes the revenge taste sweeter.
>> No. 379474 Anonymous
25th July 2014
Friday 10:53 am
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>>379472
Top marks, that boy, top marks.

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>> No. 378148 Anonymous
6th July 2014
Sunday 1:31 pm
378148 Russian impressions of British night life
Two Russian men from Latvia talk abot the typical British nightlife in Manchester.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3Mkf7Y_XqE

Press the captions button for English subtitles.

Discuss.
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>> No. 379452 Anonymous
24th July 2014
Thursday 4:13 pm
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>>379450
What are you doing here? You're not on the daily mail comment section any more, lad.
>> No. 379453 Anonymous
24th July 2014
Thursday 4:14 pm
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>>379447

There is anecdotal evidence to suggest that hydration is a key factor in the progress of ketamine bladder syndrome, by diluting the concentration of ketamine metabolites in urine. KBS may be self-reinforcing - the damaged bladder becomes inflexible and reduces in capacity leading to frequent urination, which may discourage users from drinking water or mislead them as to their level of hydration.
>> No. 379455 Anonymous
24th July 2014
Thursday 4:19 pm
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>>379449

I may be being thick here, but of the two papers you link I could only get full access to one of them (the one from the Hong Kong Medical Journal) and it clearly states under "Possible Mechanisms" that "The underlying pathophysiological mechanism for the destruction of the urinary tract by ketamine is unknown". Ergo it may not be Ketamine itself causing the damage.

The other paper (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21314885) is clearly working with recreational Ketamine users. In other words they may not be using very pure Ketamine. They also don't seem to postulate any potential mechanisms of causation.

If it's not Ketamine itself causing the damage then what might it be? Well some ideas that come to mind are a new preservative agent being used that has some unknown toxicity that we're unaware of, bi-products from clandestine manufacture, research chemical analogues of Ketamine with unknown safety profiles such as MXE being sold as Ketamine or at least used to cut it, or even lifestyle (chronic dehydration, chronic malnutrition).

KBS is a fairly new phenomena. Chronic Ketamine abuse isn't.
>> No. 379459 Anonymous
24th July 2014
Thursday 4:39 pm
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>>379455

The BJUI study ("Recreational Ketamine: from pleasure to pain") references primary in-vitro research.

Some publicly accessible papers on animal studies:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21116355
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21784472
http://www.nd.gov.hk/pdf/long_term_ketamine_abuse_apoptosis_in_cynomologus_monkeys_and_mice/final_report_with_all_attachments.pdf
>> No. 379460 Anonymous
24th July 2014
Thursday 4:40 pm
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>>379459

Nice one lad, I will chase those up.

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>> No. 379348 Anonymous
23rd July 2014
Wednesday 9:09 am
379348 ISP Blocks
I've read, that every fifth Website in Britain is blocked by ISP's. This can't be true?
[spoiler]
http://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/Websperren-Urteil-wegen-Kino-to-Oesterreichisches-Urteil-macht-Provider-ratlos-2265097.html
Krautsprech
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>> No. 379404 Anonymous
23rd July 2014
Wednesday 11:34 pm
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>>379400
Are you completely sure about that? It seems the report only deals with new customers and not existing customers. But more crucially there doesn't seem to be any population sizes given that would allow you to extrapolate an overall percentage from the four supplied by individual ISPs.
>> No. 379406 Anonymous
23rd July 2014
Wednesday 11:48 pm
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>>379404

My mistake. I looked up ISP market share, did the maths and the actual opt-in percentage is 11.6%. Obviously this only represents the proportion of new customers who have been offered the filter.

http://www.choose.net/media/guide/features/home-broadband-market-overview.html
>> No. 379415 Anonymous
24th July 2014
Thursday 4:19 am
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>> No. 379419 Anonymous
24th July 2014
Thursday 8:15 am
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>>379415

I'm not sure I understand that image...
>> No. 379423 Anonymous
24th July 2014
Thursday 1:21 pm
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>>379419
GRIS shows it's from a trial or investigation into someone in the future uploading videos over Tor. I guess he's trying to use anime to awkwardly imply we can use Tor to get around the block.

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>> No. 379275 Anonymous
21st July 2014
Monday 6:49 pm
379275 shit
/b/ sent me off to Britain to collect a trophy, so give me something to bring back.

(A good day to you Sir!)
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>> No. 379277 Anonymous
21st July 2014
Monday 6:54 pm
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Here, now fuck off and tell the rest of your ilk to post in /iq/ or /zoo/. /iq/ for British dependencies, protectorates and commonwealth, /zoo/ for the rest of the world.
>> No. 379282 Anonymous
21st July 2014
Monday 7:19 pm
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>>379277
>dependencies, protectorates and commonwealth

The thought of Falklandslad made me chortle.

"It's 5 degrees, windy and raining lads."
>> No. 379287 Anonymous
21st July 2014
Monday 7:50 pm
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>>379282

Goodness, that sounds lovely.
>> No. 379289 Anonymous
21st July 2014
Monday 8:01 pm
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>>379287

"Sat out in the rain with a pint knitting union jack waistcoats for the penguins".

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>> No. 378938 Anonymous
17th July 2014
Thursday 12:06 pm
378938 Humiliation of american bitches thread
British accent > American accent.
Discuss.
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>> No. 379141 Anonymous
19th July 2014
Saturday 11:09 pm
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>>379133
Wait, how do you change your font? And write in columns? purple?
>> No. 379142 Anonymous
19th July 2014
Saturday 11:35 pm
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>>379141

purple?

You know it's Purpz with a capital P lad?

P for Penislord.
>> No. 379144 Anonymous
19th July 2014
Saturday 11:44 pm
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>>379141
It's an image ladm8.
>> No. 379149 Anonymous
19th July 2014
Saturday 11:54 pm
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>>379144

It's Geoff ladm8
>> No. 379159 Anonymous
20th July 2014
Sunday 2:24 am
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>>379141
Oh my Jesus lurk more you twunt.

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>> No. 379050 Anonymous
18th July 2014
Friday 11:53 pm
379050 Expedition Locked
'Ello fellow mates from the United Kingdom, Heil to the Queen.
This is a one man expedition from another imageboard, I humbly ask for a souvenir from your country to show my friends when I get home.
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>> No. 379064 Anonymous
19th July 2014
Saturday 12:16 am
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>>379062
This is our current currency at da mowment.
>> No. 379065 Anonymous
19th July 2014
Saturday 12:38 am
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Out of interest what have other image boards given as souvenirs?
>> No. 379075 Anonymous
19th July 2014
Saturday 7:03 am
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>>379065
>tfw
>teh

Shite like this. Down with this sort of thing I say.
>> No. 379076 Anonymous
19th July 2014
Saturday 7:40 am
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>>379075

Careful now.
>> No. 379077 Anonymous
19th July 2014
Saturday 10:18 am
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>>/zoo/

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>> No. 377674 Anonymous
29th June 2014
Sunday 1:15 am
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Going to show cartoons until late. Anyone is welcome to join and queue stuff up. You don't have to register to use the chatbox, just use the Guest Login instead. 8 PM EST to dawn

http://synchtube.6irc.net/r/Eksperimentoj
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14th July 2014
Monday 1:00 am
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15th July 2014
Tuesday 1:00 am
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16th July 2014
Wednesday 1:00 am
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17th July 2014
Thursday 1:00 am
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18th July 2014
Friday 1:00 am
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>> No. 377894 Anonymous
3rd July 2014
Thursday 2:42 pm
377894 LFCC THREAD
One week to go, lads and ladettes....any of you going to LFCC this year?

Pic related, it's my cosplay this year - I'm a lad, was dared to do it by a girl I know who I'd like to bone...so wish me luck :S
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>> No. 378885 Anonymous
15th July 2014
Tuesday 10:37 pm
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Bulk's still in Power Rangers, well he was in the Samurai series from a couple of years back with Skull's son, Spike.

http://www.youtube.com/v/sC-INtvkGNs
>> No. 378886 Anonymous
15th July 2014
Tuesday 10:54 pm
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You still watch that shit? Grow up ladm8
>> No. 378887 Anonymous
15th July 2014
Tuesday 10:56 pm
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>>378884
That's not being a pedant; this is.
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15th July 2014
Tuesday 11:55 pm
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Sort yourself out lad.

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17th July 2014
Thursday 1:41 am
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(A good day to you Sir!)

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>> No. 378813 Anonymous
14th July 2014
Monday 8:37 am
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I have to phone the council tax people in a bit. Over the course of 9 days they sent a "friendly reminder", a "final reminder", a "you have waived the right to pay in installments" and a "court summons". I am literally going to phone them up and say "I don't have 900 quid and will never have 900 quid so how can I help you to get me to pay you the money?"

How fucked am I on a scale of screwed to shafted?

Bear in mind I know a guy who fell down the stairs, broke his back, was in hospital for months and received a suspended sentence for non-payment without his knowledge while all this was going on.

I'm going to prison aren't I?
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>> No. 378910 Anonymous
16th July 2014
Wednesday 9:06 pm
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>>378909
Two pounds a month, why?
>> No. 378915 Anonymous
16th July 2014
Wednesday 9:59 pm
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I need my money more than the council does. There's your morality for you, I work and get something in exchange.

I'm not giving a libertarian stance, I'm just saying that as long as it's paid I couldn't give a fig, frankly, and it's beneficial for me to pay it late. They still get it.
>> No. 378917 Anonymous
16th July 2014
Wednesday 10:18 pm
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>>378915
If you're not waiting for a determination on a reduction, then pay it on time like everyone else, you cunt.
>> No. 378918 Anonymous
16th July 2014
Wednesday 10:30 pm
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>>378915
Technically all council tax is paid late, unless you pay it all in a lump sum at the start of the year. That's why if you miss 2/3 payments and don't get in touch with them then you'll lose the right to pay in arrears of 10 monthly instalments and have to pay it in one go.
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16th July 2014
Wednesday 10:42 pm
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>Technically all council tax is paid late, unless you pay it all in a lump sum at the start of the year.
Not quite. If you pay the whole lot in one go, you're paying it early. The standard payment plan is in tenths.

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