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>> No. 36687 Anonymous
21st January 2022
Friday 7:58 pm
36687 Ukraine Crisis
Let's take a break from Thatcherlad arguing with Marxlad and talk about geopolitics. So what do we reckon about this year's bi-annual lurching forward of the doomsday clock?

I think this is a pretty sensible breakdown.

https://foreignpolicy.com/2022/01/19/ukraine-russia-nato-crisis-liberal-illusions/

Standing back from the situation it seems obvious that US led brinkmanship and almost psychopathic foreign policy only makes a bad situation worse. The extent to which the media portrays Russia as the unambiguous bad guys while NATO continues to push them borders on completely delusional, like saying the sky is green or the sea is made of sand. Russia and Putin are no saints by any means, but what did we (the West) expect by constantly encroaching on their security interests?

The UK and EU badly need to distance themselves from America, I feel like they are going to become dangerous friends to have if moments like this and China's overtures on Taiwan play out as their own Suez crisis.
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>> No. 38886 Anonymous
6th July 2022
Wednesday 5:33 pm
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>>38883
We tried banning parties but the government kept on having them.
>> No. 38887 Anonymous
6th July 2022
Wednesday 6:17 pm
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If the Scots had unilaterally declared independence after a violent coup backed by Denmark and most of the SNP leadership were on Denmark's payroll, then yes, I think it would be OK to ban the SNP.

Side note: Until a few months ago, the paper was printing articles in support of the self-declared states in Donetsk and Luhansk. It has repeatedly referred to Ukrainian forces as "fascists", referred to Putin-backed forces as "anti-fascists" and presented Kremlin propaganda as fact. The Morning Star was largely funded by the Soviet Union prior to 1991. The Morning Star has been running at a considerable loss for many years and is almost wholly reliant on donations; I would be very curious to see where those donations come from.

https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article/nato%E2%80%99s-fascist-wedge-ukraine

https://morningstaronline.co.uk/a-f1e2-what-the-donbass-rebels-are-really-fighting-for-1

https://morningstaronline.co.uk/a-3c94-the-past-informs-the-present-in-rebel-held-eastern-ukraine-1

https://morningstaronline.co.uk/a-48c5-anti-fascists-honour-ceasefire-deal-1
>> No. 38889 Anonymous
6th July 2022
Wednesday 7:47 pm
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>>38879
If the SNP were openly encouraging an ongoing Norwegian invasion of Yorkshire then yes, we ought to ban them. Well, in a normal times anyway, personally I'd have crossed the lines weeks ago.
>> No. 38890 Anonymous
6th July 2022
Wednesday 7:53 pm
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This is why you need read all the replies to a post, or you end up making the same Scandi invasion gag as the previous lad, only worse.

Good to know we're all clued in to their icy machinations though.
>> No. 38891 Anonymous
7th July 2022
Thursday 7:37 am
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*Irishly* My name's Fergal Keane, here's a crying woman.

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>> No. 15041 Anonymous
10th May 2018
Thursday 5:43 pm
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https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/drag-queens-banned-from-performing-at-free-pride-glasgow-event-over-fears-acts-will-offend-trans-10405214.html

>Drag queens banned from performing at Free Pride Glasgow event over fears acts will offend trans people

[...]

>The organisation said in a statement that it hopes to create a safe space for all members of the LGBTQIA+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, intersex, asexual) community, and that while the decision may "disappoint" some people "the needs of the most marginalised groups within our community come first."

[...]

>Free Pride Glasgow said: “It was felt that it [drag performance] would make some of those who were transgender or questioning their gender uncomfortable. It was felt by the group within the Trans/Non Binary Caucus that some drag performance, particularly cis drag, hinges on the social view of gender and making it into a joke, however transgender individuals do not feel as though their gender identity is a joke.”


Life rarely takes the piss out of itself like this. It almost sounds like the plot of a South Park episode.
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>> No. 38880 Anonymous
6th July 2022
Wednesday 4:22 pm
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>Course it's not actually about any of that and that's the point. If we were to look at it at all rationally we'd conclude that that's perhaps a sensible line of approach. But it's entirely just the dregs of the tank from the old-guard fisherperson arsenal, attempting to stay relevant. People assume the fisherfolk demographic is lefty but it's really not, most of the OG fisherfolk are deeply boomer, they're middle class middle aged women who have time on their hands to get annoyed that nobody pays enough attention to them. Same shit as the wave of pedo hysteria 20 years ago.

What the fuck are you talking about. This is the policy response to a public consultation on mixed-sex bathrooms, it says nothing about you and the hons visiting the women's restroom of your local pre-school so long as you've got a dress on.
>> No. 38882 Anonymous
6th July 2022
Wednesday 4:24 pm
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>>38880

You must be quite dense.
>> No. 38884 Anonymous
6th July 2022
Wednesday 4:26 pm
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>Are you from a broken family?

I just think everyone should have a toilet attendant at home, like they do in clubs.
>> No. 38885 Anonymous
6th July 2022
Wednesday 4:57 pm
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Do women's bogs have those too?
>> No. 38888 Anonymous
6th July 2022
Wednesday 7:11 pm
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If you assume that women's toilets don't need them because they might be more cleanly with their number 1's and 2's and with taming the red dragon, then no, that isn't the case. In fact, going by what some attendants will tell you, a lot of women's toilets especially at clubs where half the people are off their tits all evening can look worse than men's bogs.

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>> No. 33825 Anonymous
30th May 2021
Sunday 1:47 pm
33825 Coronavirus #4
Thread #2 was over 1,700 posts long; thread #3 (>>27266) is now close to 2,800 replies and no longer loads on my phone at work. Let's have a new, hopefully final thread.

The current situation:
Everything is expected to reopen on the 21st of June 2021.
It might not, because cases are rising from the lesser reopenings and the dreaded Indian variant.
Vaccination is going well in rich countries. UK deaths are ~10/day.
Speculation is starting again that the virus might have escaped from the Wuhan Institute of Virology, because it's such an intriguing coincidence, but reasonable people do not currently believe it was a deliberate Chinese conspiracy.
India is currently the country with the worst COVID-19 horror stories.

Will Dominic Cummings give any more evidence about the ineptitude of government handling, or has he said everything he wanted to say now?
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>> No. 38835 Anonymous
29th June 2022
Wednesday 1:18 pm
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You've got a much worse illness, no-friends-itis
https://news.sky.com/story/people-who-havent-had-covid-yet-probably-have-no-friends-a-korean-doctor-says-12576199
>> No. 38836 Anonymous
1st July 2022
Friday 1:28 pm
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Covid's back on the BBC front page now. Didn't see that coming with everything else going on.
>> No. 38837 Anonymous
1st July 2022
Friday 3:54 pm
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>>38836

When did Sarah Millican become a racist?
>> No. 38838 Anonymous
1st July 2022
Friday 8:10 pm
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>>38836
You won't fool me with your fake headlines. Heather Watson is shit at tennis.
>> No. 38839 Anonymous
1st July 2022
Friday 9:36 pm
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>>38836

If you really used paint you're a fucking madman.

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>> No. 27146 Anonymous
26th August 2020
Wednesday 10:54 pm
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I suppose it's time for a new thread seeing as the previous one is almost at 1,700 posts.

It's been kicking off in America (again) after the police have shot a black man (again). A couple of protesters/rioters have been killed after they were driven by the police towards an alt-right militia, with this planned in advance.
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>> No. 38825 Anonymous
27th June 2022
Monday 9:39 pm
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>Atlanta Subway employee shot dead by customer in argument over mayo, police say

Doesn't warrant its own thread.
>> No. 38826 Anonymous
27th June 2022
Monday 10:07 pm
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>>38825
There's a serious injustice here.

Surely only one of the employees was responsible for administering the mayonnaise.

One of the women shot did nothing to deserve it.
>> No. 38827 Anonymous
27th June 2022
Monday 10:11 pm
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>>38825

That the manager also had a gun on him and fired back tips this way over the edge of satire.
>> No. 38829 Anonymous
28th June 2022
Tuesday 2:52 am
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One time I asked for chipotle southwest and they gave me ketchup, and I was too scared to correct them, so I paid and brought it home and threw it away because ketchup makes me sick. If only I lived in the USA, I could have bust a cap in the sandwich artist's ass for doing the wrong sauce.
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28th June 2022
Tuesday 8:10 am
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>>38829

The U.S. is truly the land of the free. All we can do is admire with envy.

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>> No. 35582 Anonymous
14th October 2021
Thursday 10:10 pm
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>Britain's chicken king says the 20-year binge on cheap food is over

>Britain's 20-year binge on cheap food is coming to an end and food price inflation could hit double digits due to a tidal wave of soaring costs that are crashing through the supply chain, Britain’s biggest chicken producer said. As it emerges from the twin crises of Brexit and COVID, the world's fifth largest economy is facing an acute shortage of truckers, butchers and warehouse workers that has exacerbated global supply chain strains.

>"The days when you could feed a family of four with a 3 pound chicken are coming to an end," Ranjit Singh Boparan, owner of the 2 Sisters Group and known as the "Chicken King" said in a statement. "In relative terms, a chicken today is cheaper to buy than it was 20 years ago. How can it be right that a whole chicken costs less than a pint of beer? You’re looking at a different world from now on where the shopper pays more."

>Boparan, who produces around a third of all poultry products consumed in the United Kingdom, said he didn't think the British government could fix all the problems or control inflation. He said the constriction of labour supply would lead to wage inflation and that he would invest in automation. "Less labour means less choice, core ranges, empty shelves and wage inflation, and this isn’t going to change," he said. "Right now I need to be honest about what this means for the consumer as inflation could reach double digits.”

>Prime Minister Boris Johnson has repeatedly said that Britain's economy must kick its addiction to cheap imported labour and that it is positive that wages will have to go up. Johnson's government has denied that Brexit is responsible for the strains on the economy, though no other European economies have faced the same scale of supply chain disruption."I feel confident that there will be good provision of goods for everybody, and we are working our way to remove blockages where we can," Johnson's finance minister, Rishi Sunak, said in Washington.

>Boparan outlined a cost tsunami: feed costs, supplements, veterinary costs and wages have risen 15-20%; an acute trucker shortage; energy and carbon dioxide costs rising more than 500% from last year; and packaging up 20% in six months. 2 Sisters, founded by Boparan in 1993, sells poultry, pizza and pies. It processes 10.4 million birds a week and owns more than 700 farms. Ronald Kers, the chief executive of 2 Sisters Food Group, advised people to shop normally for Christmas and said the company would do everything it could to ensure supplies of festive turkey. Food prices rose by 0.2% in annual terms in August, according to official consumer price data, breaking a nine-month run of declines.

https://www.reuters.com/world/uk/britains-binge-cheap-food-is-over-biggest-chicken-producer-says-2021-10-14/

I'm already noticing creeping inflation everywhere. Even my barbers have increased prices which is playing havoc with my budgets, I'm having to make minor adjustments.
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>> No. 38681 Anonymous
8th June 2022
Wednesday 8:24 pm
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I hope this doesn't push up the price of bicycles, like the one I ride because I am both more intelligent and more virtuous than any of you. People are going to want bikes if this keeps going.
>> No. 38683 Anonymous
8th June 2022
Wednesday 9:52 pm
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>>38681
If you already have one why would you mind?
>> No. 38684 Anonymous
8th June 2022
Wednesday 10:21 pm
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>>38683
It's impossible to own exactly one bike.
>> No. 38685 Anonymous
8th June 2022
Wednesday 10:32 pm
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>>38684

The correct number of bicycles to own is n+1, where n is the number of bicycles you own.
>> No. 38809 Anonymous
22nd June 2022
Wednesday 11:19 pm
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>Chancellor Rishi Sunak has defended restoring the triple lock, which could see pensions rise by 10% in line with inflation. It comes as the government warns workers not to expect pay rises to keep pace with increasing costs.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-61894368

Time to get out and earn some pocket money before dating calendars fill up, lads.

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>> No. 38781 Anonymous
21st June 2022
Tuesday 12:36 pm
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>More than 6,000 people have gathered to watch the sunrise at Stonehenge for the summer solstice.

>It is the first time since the pandemic that the stone circles in Salisbury and Avebury have been open to the public for the event.

>Druids and pagans joined other visitors to mark the longest day of the year at the ancient site.


Good on them. Always wanted to go. Maybe for the next winter solstice then.
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>> No. 38794 Anonymous
21st June 2022
Tuesday 10:29 pm
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I enjoyed it when I had it, but then I heard it was supposed to taste like lasagne, and that thought ruined the second one I tried.
>> No. 38795 Anonymous
21st June 2022
Tuesday 10:32 pm
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>>38794

A lasagne sandwich was the low point of my Year of Sandwiches. I'm sure it would have been delicious, but the lack of friction left me with a two-sheets-of-pasta-and-a-bit-of-bechamel-sauce sandwich and stained trousers.
>> No. 38797 Anonymous
21st June 2022
Tuesday 11:50 pm
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>>38795
>my Year of Sandwiches

Explain yourself.
>> No. 38800 Anonymous
22nd June 2022
Wednesday 1:19 am
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>>38797

Inspired by the Olympic spirit, I tried a new sandwich on every day in 2013. Faster, Higher, Stronger, Fatter.

September was slightly derailed by arguments over whether hot dogs count as sandwiches, but otherwise it was a celebration of human ingenuity and the determination to put things between slices of bread. I recommend the tortilla de patatas stottie with brown sauce, served with a side dish of pickled onion Space Raiders.
>> No. 38801 Anonymous
22nd June 2022
Wednesday 10:31 am
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>>38790

>I never know whether to be happy or sad on this day. Happy it's the highlight of Summer, or the beginning of longer nights.

That's exactly the sentiment when Swedes celebrate Midsommar. It's the height of the light season, which carries some significance in a country which is badly deprived of sunlight in the winter months, but it also marks the return of shorter days, if ever so slightly. So there's always a hint of sadness because you know it's not going to last.

I was on holiday in central Sweden once, and despite the inconvenience of having 11°C there in early July during most of our stay, it was fascinating that the entire night, it never got fully dark. You could almost read a book on the porch at 2 am with no additional light.

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>> No. 26516 Anonymous
27th July 2020
Monday 9:48 am
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...It is important to state that it is not communities that commit crimes but individuals. Those convicted are squarely Henry Long, Albert Bowers and Jessie Cole, not thousands of innocent people who share their heritage. Tarring all Travellers with the brush of these men’s callousness is as unfair as tarring all Catholics for paedophile priests or all eskimos for daft militant wog attacks.

Yet to completely ignore the cultural context of this crime is wrong. Henry Long, the ringleader, was removed from school at the age of 12; he followed his father and grandfather into the thieving “trade”. Albert Bowers left school at 11 and before the trial had already picked up three youth convictions. These young men could not read or write. For years they had not known school or structure. Their education was in petty crime.

Such problems do not solely beset Travellers but they are far more prevalent among Traveller communities. If we want to be a country where all are treated the same, where all live by the same rules and where the state does its best to furnish each with a decent chance in life, we have to end the squeamishness that prevents open talk about Travellers. This squeamishness is down to two fears. First, the fear of retribution. After the verdict on PC Harper’s death it emerged that the judge, Mr Justice Edis, brought the first trial to a temporary halt over an alleged potential plot to intimidate jurors. Extra security measures were brought in. Jurors were referred to by number not name. One juror was dismissed for acting oddly in court, mouthing pleasantries at the defendants. Whether she was motivated by misplaced friendliness or fear of someone up in that public gallery we do not know, but most will not be shocked by revelations of intimidation.

The fear of the bullet, the knife, the burnt-out car; this helps the lawless elements of Traveller culture maintain a certain power, and gives the law-abiding majority of Travellers a terrible name.

The second fear is that of being labelled racist. Since the Equality Act 2010 recognised Gypsy, Roma and Travellers as ethnic minorities, race has been used to shield this culture from due scrutiny. Sensible questions about why those within these groups are more likely to be in prison, more likely to be illiterate or more likely to suffer domestic violence prompt cries of racism. In April a Channel 4 Dispatches programme titled The Truth About Traveller Crime was dubbed “dehumanising” by activists and investigated by Ofcom. Desperate not to offend, the authorities turn a culturally sensitive blind eye.

The fears hush most into silence, and the silence means the stand-off between Travellers and the rest of society continues uneasily. Many feel disquieted to see the mobile homes rolling on to a local beauty spot, a portent too often of littering, mess, anti-social behaviour. Meanwhile those in Traveller communities are hardly “living their best lives”. Travellers die about ten years earlier than the rest of us. They have higher rates of chronic illness. Their suicide rates are six times higher.

You might argue that they choose to live like this, but the babies born into that life don’t. Many are destined to repeat the same pattern: leave school in your early teens, drift into a life of odd jobs and petty crime, never move beyond the circles you were raised in. As long as the culturally sensitive force-field exists around Travellers, these children are abandoned to a fate that should not be tolerated in 21st-century Britain.

It is a scandal that some Gypsy and Traveller children are taken out of school at primary age; that some start work as young as ten; that about 65 per cent of Traveller children are persistently absent from school; that they have the lowest attainment of all ethnic groups throughout their school years and are far more likely to be excluded. Are we to be surprised when they choose crime?
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>> No. 38595 Anonymous
31st May 2022
Tuesday 7:46 am
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>Horrified families claim their stay at a "luxury" theme park resort was ruined when "out of control" travellers reportedly trashed the campsite, left a tot with a black eye and pooed in the showers.

https://www.examinerlive.co.uk/news/local-news/travellers-terrorise-horrified-families-flamingo-24097327

Yet Pontins got a load of flak, mainly from the type of person who wouldn't ever dream of staying there, for banning gypos from their sites.
>> No. 38777 Anonymous
20th June 2022
Monday 3:54 pm
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Gypsies set up camp on university land, and like clockwork the Co-Op opposite has a security guard. They only ever need security guards when gypsies turn up. Is that an act of racism on Co-Op's part by responding to nearby gypsy incursion with beefed up security?
>> No. 38778 Anonymous
20th June 2022
Monday 4:10 pm
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You should spread flyers informing the student body of this racism and watch the chaos unfold.

I don't envy that security guard. It sounds like a great way to get your car torched and to be utterly powerless to actually do anything beyond provoke a fuck-ton of aggro over a sandwich or a gypsy returning an empty bottle of cider because it was wet.
>> No. 38779 Anonymous
20th June 2022
Monday 5:04 pm
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I assume the gypsies don't know the security guard is only there when they are. As far as they're concerned, he could be outside Co-Op all the time.
>> No. 38787 Anonymous
21st June 2022
Tuesday 4:19 pm
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Police van at Co-Op. Copper inside talking to staff, security guard is manually opening and closing the sliding door, one in one out. These travelling folks sound cheeky.

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>> No. 18964 Anonymous
11th April 2019
Thursday 9:19 pm
18964 Assange Arrest
Here's the proper thread. To confuse future generations of .gs users I'm using this photo of his cat that was featured on the Guardian Live Blog.

From the sounds of it he was acting a bit of a tit within the embassy, playing footy indoors and arguing with staff, which didn't help, and while I'm sure he is a bit of a tit, I can't imagine keep sane being couped up like that for so long. However the US have leant on the Ecuadorians for some time now and this whole thing stinks. The shite Trump's coming out with about not knowing a thing about Wikileaks is on another level.
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>> No. 38768 Anonymous
18th June 2022
Saturday 12:19 pm
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>>38766

I'm not sure where you got that number, but does it seem entirely impossible to you that someone makes up rape charges?

I'm not talking about somebody who actually got raped. I'm saying that as with any crime, there needs to be evidence. I'll acknowledge that evidence can be difficult to establish when a crime solely hinges on verbal assurances or lack thereof, but you can't just convict somebody on a hunch that they may have done something.

There are other equally or more serious offences like murder or grievous bodily harm where we wouldn't accept a lack of concrete evidence, and rightly so.
>> No. 38769 Anonymous
18th June 2022
Saturday 12:32 pm
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There's not a court in the world that would convict a man of rape if both parties agree that verbal consent was provided during the act but the woman later regretted it. You're talking absolute bollocks.

A minute ago you were saying it's impossible for a man to exonerate himself by proving what was said in private. Yeah, it is. Now you say the onus should be on the accuser to prove what was said. Yes, it should. And it is. And that's why nearly all rape accusations go nowhere.

Here's my citation by the way. You'll have to muster the intellect to read past the headline and also employ division. (2019 numbers)

https://www.thelocal.se/20200616/how-swedens-new-consent-law-led-to-a-75-rise-in-rape-convictions/

Fun fact, make of this what you will: most people convicted of rape in Sweden aren't European. I'd speculate that much of the increase in convictions can be explained by ignorance of the law and people self incriminating.
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18th June 2022
Saturday 12:57 pm
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>One camp which believes in the concept of innocent and proven guilty and that overly trigger happy laws will lead to false convictions, which is overall worse than letting a potential rapist go unpunished;

I had this exact conversation with the wife of a good friend who is a dyed in the wool fisherperson, to the point that I wonder if she shits purple turds. Anyway, she said, well, even if a man is fasely convicted of a rape, he still goes free again if either he is proven innocent after all or in some cases if the real rapist is found. So I said, no, you're essentially arguing that it is okay to lock somebody up, potentially for many years, who either didn't commit a rape or was misidentified as an attacker in the first place. You're destroying someone's life who shouldn't spend a single day in jail at all. While, by chance, the real rapist may still be at large and hurt more people.

It's true that the requirement of evidence beyond reasonable doubt to convict somebody of a crime can lead to unsatisfactory results in a court of law. Murderers and rapists, but also fraudsters will occasionally go free. On the other hand, in most countries, rape and murder have very long statutes of limitation, if they expire at all. So not just technically, a murderer or rapist can be brought to justice years after their crime, when there is by whatever turn of events new evidence to convict them after all. So why drag an innocent person into it, just so you'll have somebody to pin a crime on. The latter is the way a lot of law enforcement in the U.S. functioned for decades, especially in rural areas or urban areas with many minorities. It's only now with DNA sequencing being abundantly available that many of these prisoners are exonerated, some of them having spent three or four decades locked up for something they never did. Is that the way our justice system should function here in the UK?


>because women never ever lie, and sometimes even goes as far as saying that false convictions are a price worth paying for the overall good.

Two things there though; both men and women have lied egregiously about all sorts of crimes in court since time began. Why should it be impossible for somebody to make up rape charges for whatever motive, if just to damage somebody's reputation or to exact revenge.

Also, I don't know if Sweden still does this, but for a while, men (and only men) accused of rape got their written criminal charges mailed to them in a distinctive red envelope which was only used by authorities for this purpose. It goes without saying that if somebody saw you receive a red envelope like that, your reputation as such either on your street or in your block of flats was ruined beyond repair. I remember reading that one of the politicians who came up with this measure was asked if that wasn't fraught with problems, especially if either somebody was mailed such an envelope by sheer mistake, or if their rape charges were later found by a court to be completely unfounded, and they said that that was ok, because men needed to acknowledge their "collective guilt" in facilitating a climate of rape culture in Sweden.

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>> No. 38773 Anonymous
18th June 2022
Saturday 1:03 pm
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>There's not a court in the world that would convict a man of rape if both parties agree that verbal consent was provided during the act but the woman later regretted it. You're talking absolute bollocks.

You're misunderstanding my point. Yes, obviously, regret after the fact doesn't constitute a lack of consent. If you were to bring a case like that before a court, it'd get thrown out in less than five minutes. But the point isn't if somebody says they consented but later regretted it, but if somebody consented, to the point that you could reasonably assume they meant it during that moment, but later that person says in court that they never did.

As Swedish rape law stands, the doors are wide open for that to happen. Even if somebody told you to fuck their brains out loud and clear, you could still be at their mercy because they could very simply end up telling a court that that never happened, and that you bonked them against their will.
>> No. 38775 Anonymous
18th June 2022
Saturday 2:43 pm
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What a surprise, the first case study I found involves the accused presumably pleading not guilty but having admitted to conduct that's now illegal.

https://www.thelocal.se/20190712/negligent-rape-has-swedens-sexual-consent-law-led-to-change/

Just don't admit to doing sketchy shit. Especially if you haven't done sketchy shit. It's not hard and your screeching that women are empowered to have any man they sleep with carted off to prison is absolutely bizarre.

Spend less time on r/thesissify or wherever the fuck you're getting this nonsense from.

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>> No. 27223 Anonymous
28th August 2020
Friday 9:27 am
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Push to get staff back to offices amid warning of UK's 'ghost towns'

Workers will be encouraged to return to the office as part of a major media campaign to be launched by the government next week. The television and newspaper messages will promote the government’s aim to reduce the number of employees working from home amid fears that town and city centres are becoming ghost areas as workers stay away.

A report in the Telegraph said the campaign would push the emotional and mental health benefits of mixing with colleagues but also said that ministers would warn that those working from home could be more vulnerable to being sacked.


https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/aug/28/media-blitz-to-get-workers-back-to-offices-amid-pandemic

Fuck off. Fuck off. Fuck off. Fuck off. Fuck off.
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>> No. 38719 Anonymous
11th June 2022
Saturday 8:40 pm
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>>38713


I work from home, maybe spend less time buying shite on Amazon and using your money to learn AWS Practitioner on your account.

Then look for an entry level IT job. Stop buying pizzas and games, sit in your room for 12 months understanding s3 buckets, join IT Meetups in your area. Get known, be seen. Understand SaaS.

If you have a shit job, stop dicking around.
>> No. 38721 Anonymous
11th June 2022
Saturday 9:48 pm
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It brings me great amusement to see work-from-homers treated like the new benefit scroungers.

You poor dears. What, you've never been the scapegoats of a media-wide slander campaign purely because of your vague socio-economic demographic before? Diddums.
>> No. 38722 Anonymous
11th June 2022
Saturday 9:59 pm
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>>38719
Not everyone wants to be a low-grade code-monkey nor should it be the first resort when the you're being herded back into the office.

>>38721
Get a job. There's never been a better time to find one.
>> No. 38723 Anonymous
11th June 2022
Saturday 10:13 pm
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>>38722

Got one thanks m8. Never been a better time for you to buy some smart new shoes and work shirts though.

Better make sure they're a size up though, you'll no doubt have put on a few pounds staying in bed for weeks on end.
>> No. 38724 Anonymous
11th June 2022
Saturday 10:21 pm
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>>38721

Yes ladm9

Only this evening there were a bunch of young hoodlums stopping me going for a pint.

Where's your skengman, I punched them to fuckery,

After said pint, made my way home to perhappenchance encounter the lads i'd punched to fuckery. Wanted to know why they were punched.

Come on lads, fight like a bastard.

Walked away

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>> No. 36631 Anonymous
13th January 2022
Thursday 8:22 am
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Pensioner blames £3 M&S tuna and sweetcorn sandwich for 'terrible tummy ache'

https://www.hullPlease don't ban me.co.uk/news/hull-east-yorkshire-news/pensioner-blames-3-ms-tuna-6458790

That's it. That's literally it. A pensioner ate a sandwich and got tummy ache. It's never dull in Hull.

I challenge you lads to find a more pointless news story than this.
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27th March 2022
Sunday 8:30 pm
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He's at it again.

>A Yorkshire burger van owner has promoted his business on Mother’s Day by featuring missing tot Madeleine McCann and her mum.

>The Otley Burger Company in Boroughgate, Leeds, wrote: “With burgers this good, you’ll leave your kids at home. What’s the worst that could happen [sic] Happy Mother’s Day to all the mums out there.”

https://www.examinerlive.co.uk/whats-on/yorkshire-burger-van-promotes-mothers-23515941
>> No. 38038 Anonymous
27th March 2022
Sunday 8:44 pm
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LOL

(A good day to you Sir!)
>> No. 38279 Anonymous
23rd April 2022
Saturday 9:02 am
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Mum furious as son's Toby Carvery foot-long hot dog looks like 'ET's finger'

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/mum-furious-sons-toby-carvery-26773452
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3rd June 2022
Friday 8:55 pm
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Dublin man goes to Lidl for milk and comes out with remote control forklift

https://www.dublinlive.ie/news/dublin-news/dublin-man-goes-lidl-milk-24121724
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4th June 2022
Saturday 1:40 am
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>>38640
The thing that makes this the perfect fit for this thread is that not only is it just "we asked people what they bought in the middle aisle", they probably had to overlook what was actually in the middle aisle to do it.

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/dublin-grocery-store-shoppers-glimpse-viking-history-beneath-their-feet-180976150/

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>> No. 28996 Anonymous
27th November 2020
Friday 3:49 pm
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Fewer people believe the BBC to be an impartial broadcaster than ever before, with the corporation’s news output falling below Sky, ITV/STV, Channel 5, and Channel 4 in the latest Ofcom report.

According to Ofcom’s BBC Performance Tracker, only 54% of UK adults agree that the BBC provides news that is impartial. However, separate research comparing the BBC to other UK broadcasters found that 58% of people thought the corporation was impartial. This is compared to Sky’s 69%, Channel 4’s 66%, ITV/STV’s 63%, and Channel 5’s 61%.

Perception of the trustworthiness of the BBC’s news output also varied across the socio-economic spectrum. The Ofcom report found that 60% of people in the higher AB socio-economic group thought the corporation was impartial, compared to just 49% in the lower CD group.


https://www.thenational.scot/news/18901196.bbc-ofcom-report-shows-corporations-impartiality-score-record-low/

Younger audiences are treating BBC services such as iPlayer as an afterthought, according to a warning from Ofcom, as the media regulator revealed that people aged 16-34 spend less than an hour a day consuming BBC content.

This age group has reduced its use of the BBC by 22% in three years, according to Ofcom’s annual appraisal of the corporation’s performance. People in the age bracket are drifting away from traditional broadcast channels such as BBC One and instinctively heading towards YouTube, Netflix and Spotify, rather than the corporation’s online services. As a result younger audiences tend to only use iPlayer “when they know what they want to watch, rather than as a destination to browse for new content”.


https://www.theguardian.com/media/2020/nov/25/ofcom-bbc-services-such-as-iplayer-an-afterthought-for-younger-audiences

The loyalty of older and wealthier BBC viewers is draining away as the corporation desperately tries to attract younger audiences, a report from the media regulator has revealed. Ofcom also said yesterday that the corporation was out of touch with large swathes of licence fee payers around the UK, as its audience continues to fall.
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>> No. 38512 Anonymous
26th May 2022
Thursday 5:47 pm
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Don't worry, they'll probably be back in a few years.

I've probably said here before that if they had completely free rein, the BBC's broadcast channels would only contain live and topical content. The way people consume media has changed massively this century, and the BBC would rather not have linear channels when they could just put all their content online and let people have at it. As >>36671 points out, they had to fight just to get the four-week catch-up they started out with, let alone being able to retain an entire series as it aired.
>> No. 38513 Anonymous
26th May 2022
Thursday 6:30 pm
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I can't believe one of my favourite TV channels is being taken off air, despite being home to some of the cleverest and most intellectually stimulating content in all of broadcast media. And they're also getting rid of BBC Four.
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26th May 2022
Thursday 11:59 pm
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If BBC Four isn't a proper channel anymore, staying hotels will be much more dull. You'll have to watch the typical shite like Gogglebox, instead of a documentary about the history of vaginas in classical art you'd otherwise never have bothered with.
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27th May 2022
Friday 3:16 am
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I wanted BBC 3 back for years so I'm very sorry. If I knew Meet the Khans, a show in which a barely literate man hurtles towards dementia like a spacecraft on reentry as his wife accepts self-respect really does have a price tag, would cost us the entirety of BBC 4, I would have reconsidered my position.
>> No. 38517 Anonymous
27th May 2022
Friday 6:43 am
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>>38514

Mate, you can get unlimited 5G for £16 a month.

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>> No. 38333 Anonymous
30th April 2022
Saturday 1:51 am
38333 Former Tory MP struggling to get back on his feet after prison term
https://news.sky.com/story/charlie-elphicke-naughty-tory-mp-jailed-for-sex-assaults-considering-supermarket-shelf-stacking-to-pay-back-court-costs-12601891

>A former MP who was jailed for sexually assaulting two women told a court he is looking at supermarket shelf stacking and building site work to pay back his prosecution costs.

>Charlie Elphicke was the MP for Dover when he was found guilty of sexually assaulting two women, including one he chased around his home chanting: "I'm a naughty Tory." He told the court he was in a "very difficult and embarrassing situation" and finding it hard to get any job.


Oh, the degeneracy.
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>> No. 38457 Anonymous
19th May 2022
Thursday 11:28 pm
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Those poor innocent lads,it must have been awful to be fitted up for a murder that they totally didn't do and definitely weren't recorded boasting about.
>> No. 38458 Anonymous
19th May 2022
Thursday 11:48 pm
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>>38457

Your ignorance of the justice system is not an excuse for the press to create narratives based around unresolved cases.
>> No. 38459 Anonymous
20th May 2022
Friday 12:10 am
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>>38458

It couldn't be done without people willing to pay money to read all about it.
>> No. 38460 Anonymous
20th May 2022
Friday 12:38 am
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>>38459

I'd pay money to watch you get buggered by an elephant against your will, that doesn't particularly mean it should be allowed.
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20th May 2022
Friday 1:08 am
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You'll notice he was neither a rich person nor an MP, so the press ran with his name with glee, unlike the mysterious bribe facilitator ZXC or the Tory rapists Mark Francois and Andrew Rosindell.

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>> No. 38186 Anonymous
8th April 2022
Friday 6:21 pm
38186 Boris Becker guilty of four charges under Insolvency Act
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-61043018

>The six-time Grand Slam champion told reporters outside court he would not be commenting on the verdict.

>He was found guilty of transferring hundreds of thousands of pounds from his business account after his bankruptcy, failing to declare a property in Germany, and concealing €825,000 of debt.

>He could face a jail sentence carrying a maximum term of seven years for each count.
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>> No. 38370 Anonymous
3rd May 2022
Tuesday 9:44 pm
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Private loans are never a good idea. And not just because you may be paying extortionate interest on them. They also tend to ruin friendships if you're in any way close to the would-be lender.

But not being able to repay £1.2m when your net worth at one point used to be 100 million euros is just human tragedy. Not saying it can't happen to the best of us, but to get to a point where you just blew through 100 million and can't repay a loan of 1.5 percent that, interest or no, you're either a cocaine addict with a heavy habit or you simply never should have been allowed to handle your own finances.
>> No. 38371 Anonymous
4th May 2022
Wednesday 9:44 am
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They're saying he lost £10m by investing in Nigerian oil wells.

Did he not know that all those e-mails from imprisoned Nigerian princes are fake?

But cheap laughs aside, that deal was apparently shilled by one of Becker's aides who was Nigerian. The fact that he invested such a large chunk of his already dwindling fortune in a country with rampant corruption and political instability at all levels shows that he was really out of his depth handling his money.
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4th May 2022
Wednesday 9:58 pm
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>>38371

That does bring up an angle I hadn't considered before actually. If I were to just inherit 50 million quid out of the blue one day off of my long lost great uncle Laurence Cholmondley-Cribbingsworth's vast rural estate, would I know who to turn to and actually be able to trust with investing that money safely?

It's easy for me to talk out of my arse here about hiring a financial adviser and going to an investment broker and what have you, but I think the reality is more likely I'd suddenly become extremely paranoid everyone was out to scam me out of my newfound wealth, because let's face it, a great deal of people would be out to scam me out of my newfound wealth.

I'm sure Hargreaves Landsdown are a very reputable business, but is phoning them up and saying "Hello, yes, I just inherited fifty million quid, what do I do with it?" painting a target on your forehead, the same way taking your car to the garage and saying "I don't know anything about cars, but it's making a funny noise, fix it please?" is?
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4th May 2022
Wednesday 10:11 pm
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>painting a target on your forehead

Once you have over a certain amount of money, many of the investment, banking, loan protections that us paupers have fly out the window - in the UK, different banks have different limits, but the one I used to work for was you earn over £300k per year and/or have £3m in liquid assets, you're treated as a professional investor and not so much as a private individual.

So when you're at that level, you go to a thing called a Private Bank, and they look after you. Obviously because you're now a professional investor, they can sell you almost any financial product or investment they like, they don't have to read you all the terms and conditions, you don't have to sign all the papers, or get any of the protections that you or I would get. Target acquired.
>> No. 38374 Anonymous
4th May 2022
Wednesday 11:10 pm
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>>38373

I guess there's somewhat of a fine line between recommending a slightly dodgy investment to a large account holder, and investment fraud.


>Obviously because you're now a professional investor

They're sitting ducks because from having rubbed shoulders with their likes both professionally (not a banker) and leisurely, my perception is that there's often plenty of hubris involved there. They think that because they for some reason have (single-digit) millions to their name, investment mistakes don't happen to them. It's normally just daytraders on Wallstreetbets who succumb to the delusion that they're the next Warren Buffet just because a heavily leveraged trade improbably goes their way, but small-time millionaires like that can almost as easily gamble much of it away.

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>> No. 38183 Anonymous
5th April 2022
Tuesday 12:05 pm
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>New Amazon Worker Chat App Would Ban Words Like “Union,” “Restrooms,” “Pay Raise,” and “Plantation”

https://theintercept.com/2022/04/04/amazon-union-living-wage-restrooms-chat-app/


>Amazon will block and flag employee posts on a planned internal messaging app that contain keywords pertaining to labor unions, according to internal company documents reviewed by The Intercept. An automatic word monitor would also block a variety of terms that could represent potential critiques of Amazon’s working conditions, like “slave labor,” “prison,” and “plantation,” as well as “restrooms” — presumably related to reports of Amazon employees relieving themselves in bottles to meet punishing quotas.
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>> No. 38184 Anonymous
5th April 2022
Tuesday 12:58 pm
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Wouldn't such consorship encourage underground networks to develop? Amazon would then require an intelligence branch of its own to monitor out of work activity (or is that covered by Human Resources?)
>> No. 38185 Anonymous
5th April 2022
Tuesday 2:41 pm
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>Amazon would then require an intelligence branch of its own to monitor out of work activity

Companies like Wal-Mart have pretty much already implemented something like that, where they have a phone number where employees can snitch on each other about any behaviour that is against company statutes. Which also include a ban on romantic relationships between employees, both off and on the job.

Fucking puritans.

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