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>> No. 15041 Anonymous
10th May 2018
Thursday 5:43 pm
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>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. 15666 Anonymous
19th July 2018
Thursday 12:46 pm
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This isn't to detract from any biological qualities women do have, but I suspect that the greater longevity in lifespan statistics of women versus men owes at least in part to the smaller chance, on average, of death or injury at work, less chance of violent assault or suicide, and less risky behaviour generally.

It irks me a bit when people take stats at face value. Even my favourite economists come out with phrases like "the hardier constitution of women". Fair enough, it may be true, but you can't just take lifespan alone.

I would be interested to read about the illness and pain comparisons you mention, though.
>> No. 15667 Anonymous
19th July 2018
Thursday 1:02 pm
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A 65 year old woman would expect to live about three years longer than a 65 year old man, so the difference in life expectancy isn't just young men doing daft things. The gap has been narrowing, partly due to a reduction in workplace deaths, partly because of the decline in smoking and partly due to the increase in female obesity.

Weird as it may seem, loneliness may be one of the biggest factors explaining the gap - it has a drastic effect on your life expectancy and older men are far more likely to be lonely than older women.

>> No. 15669 Anonymous
19th July 2018
Thursday 1:19 pm
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>A 65 year old woman would expect to live about three years longer than a 65 year old man, so the difference in life expectancy isn't just young men doing daft things.

Good point on loneliness, but this does presume that none of the daft stuff men do in their youth have physical or mental effects going into their sixties.
>> No. 15674 Anonymous
19th July 2018
Thursday 2:05 pm
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I think the biggest impact on longevity is your lifestyle. Men tend to not look after themselves as well as women, by and large. In general, women go to the NHS-recommended regular health check ups more than men, and they also go to see a doctor sooner when something seems to actually be wrong.

Also, men are more drawn to savoury foods and saturated fats in their diets than women, who generally prefer lighter and vegetarian dishes. Men also drink loads more beer and alcohol than women and also smoke more.

What also has an effect is that it is usually men who work physically demanding jobs such as builders or technicians. That kind of work puts loads of stress on your body as well over the decades.

You can see that in men who reach very old age, i.e. 80 or 90 or even beyond. Most of them looked after themselves well their whole lives, and they were generally educated knowledge workers in the widest sense with quiet desk jobs during their professional lives.

So even if you were born male, there is a lot you can do to influence your individual life expectancy.

On the other hand, genes also play a role in your resilience. There are people who smoked their entire lives - in moderation - and drank a pint or two every night and still lived to be 90. It is thought that they simply carry more robust genes than most people and are thus able to withstand environmental stress better.

What you shouldn't do is assume that you will be one of those people, and smoke and drink your whole life hoping that it's not going to have an effect on you.
>> No. 15675 Anonymous
19th July 2018
Thursday 2:16 pm
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I'm convinced in the world of medical marvel we live in, that the main difference between someone who lives to 80 or 90 Vs someone who dies earlier is mostly luck. Obviously being healthy will help, but if the NHS can keep someone like my grandad going, a career fireman who smoked 40 a day until he was 65, then I'm convinced a couple of cheeseburgers isn't going to be what stops me from hitting that age.

Physical jobs definitely knack you up though. Most head chefs look about twenty years older than they are. Ramsey's barely 50 ffs.

>> 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. 15660 Anonymous
19th July 2018
Thursday 1:38 am
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>The second question is, what do you do with a 50-pound watermelon. For a good number of people, that's one third of their entire body weight.

Bore a hole in it and hope my parents don't see it.
>> No. 15668 Anonymous
19th July 2018
Thursday 1:07 pm
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>> No. 15670 Anonymous
19th July 2018
Thursday 1:40 pm
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Kind of fulfills certain racist stereotypes about black African-Americans and watermelons.
>> No. 15671 Anonymous
19th July 2018
Thursday 1:45 pm
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Black people like watermelon, racist people made it a cartoonish stereotype.
>> No. 15672 Anonymous
19th July 2018
Thursday 1:51 pm
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What about all the whiteys who like watermelon too?

>> No. 15589 Anonymous
19th June 2018
Tuesday 10:13 am
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>President Trump officially directed the Pentagon to establish a sixth branch of the U.S. military in space on Monday. Speaking at a National Space Council meeting at the White House, Mr. Trump called for a "space force" to ensure American dominance on the high frontier.
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>> No. 15607 Anonymous
20th June 2018
Wednesday 7:07 pm
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>That's what this will be about, I highly doubt it's about having zero g guns so we can shoot lasers at anybody on the moon.
I'm not sure Trump realises this. I get the feeling he thinks his Space Force will be PEW PEW PEWing their way through the Clarke belt.

Who knows, maybe Newt will finally get the moonbase he promised in 2012 after all.
>> No. 15608 Anonymous
21st June 2018
Thursday 11:16 pm
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>I'm not sure Trump realises this. I get the feeling he thinks his Space Force will be PEW PEW PEWing their way through the Clarke belt.

Trump is looking at sanity in the rear view mirror from many miles away any way you dissect it. Somebody who actually bases his foreign, and to a lesser degree domestic policy on watching Fox News and other purveyors of alternative facts, you can't trust to not actually think that there will be a mobile infantry shooting man-sized bugs on Klendathu in twenty years' time.

If you can suspend your sneering at a botched blend of action popcorn cinema and brilliant satire of fascism for a moment, then you will realise that the film Starship Troopers showed us a future that we are more inevitably headed for with every day that passes.

Our future will probably be a mix of the most disturbing elements of Idiocracy and the spot-on caricaturisation of fascism that Starship Troopers is in places.
>> No. 15609 Anonymous
21st June 2018
Thursday 11:59 pm
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To illustrate my point, listen to what the dad from the 70s Show says in this clip.


The worrying thing is perhaps that the original novel wasn't a piss take on fascism, but really more an actual defence of it.
>> No. 15610 Anonymous
22nd June 2018
Friday 7:50 pm
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>The worrying thing is perhaps that the original novel wasn't a piss take on fascism, but really more an actual defence of it.

Anyone who says that hasn't really understood the book, and the definitely haven't read enough of the rest of Heinleins work.

Yes, starship troopers does support certain philosophies which could be considered aspects of fascism, but Heinleins work considered as a whole is vehemently anti-fascist. The central theme through nearly all his books is protecting individual liberties and standing up to unjust laws. The societies he portrays as being closest to Utopian tend to have a strongly communal structure. He has characters from every race and creed appear in his books in convincing roles (far better than hollywood achieves today.)
Case in point: the main character in starship troopers the main character "Johnnie" is revealed inconsequentially to be a Filipino "Juan" fairly late in the book. In the film he's just regular aryan John.

What really shows that Heinlein-bashers have never actually read his books, is the fact that they choose to attack him for fascism, instead of the fact that has actually wrote stories about how great it is for the main characters to carpet-bagger their own pre-teen children.
>> No. 15611 Anonymous
22nd June 2018
Friday 10:54 pm
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All that said, Paul Verhoeven's stated goal was to make the film decidedly a caricature of fascism. Well, while entertaining the public with a sci fi action adventure. An idea that kind of eluded most of the movie going public though. And the film has its weaknesses in places, where it is really not all that Verhoeven must have hoped for and is just dumb popcorn cinema.

But if you look closely, the uniforms worn by many members of the military are very similar to standard WWII Wehrmacht issue. Paul Verhoeven said once that Wehrmacht officers in dark trenchcoats and peaked caps patrolling city streets were among his formative childhood memories growing up in Nazi occupied Holland, and that's why you see a lot of them in the film.

>> No. 15586 Anonymous
17th June 2018
Sunday 1:58 pm
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A retired GP will be found responsible this week for the deaths of hundreds of her patients, The Sunday Times understands.

Dr Jane Barton, 69, is accused of prescribing fatal overdoses of opiate painkillers to her elderly patients while working at Gosport War Memorial Hospital near Portsmouth in the 1990s. A government panel has examined 833 death certificates signed by Barton after previous investigations left “unanswered questions” and failed to result in any prosecutions, leading to accusations of a cover-up.

A £13m investigation, led by James Jones, the former bishop of Liverpool, who chaired the Hillsborough independent panel, will publish its findings on Wednesday. It is expected to find the “brusque and indifferent” doctor responsible for prescribing diamorphine — a powerful painkiller also known as heroin — and shortening hundreds of lives, including those where patients could have recovered.

The panel will not say how many deaths it is reviewing, but the number of people who died suspiciously under her care could exceed the 92 cases examined by police previously and the 833 whose death certificates she signed. The panel widened its investigation to include not only Barton’s alleged killings, but those of healthcare workers acting on her orders. They include a nurse described as her “right-hand man”.

Despite these calls, a source close to the inquiry said it would not refer the case to police or the Crown Prosecution Service when it issues its findings. Asked whether it would press for a criminal investigation, the source said: “No,” adding: “It is not in our remit.”


Sounds like Are Harold's record is about to be eclipsed.
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>> No. 15587 Anonymous
17th June 2018
Sunday 2:23 pm
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Any word on a motive? We know Shipman had his patients changing their wills and so he was speeding up the delivery.

Apparently while he was there on remand, the health of the lags in Strangeways improved markedly.
>> No. 15588 Anonymous
17th June 2018
Sunday 3:40 pm
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Headline for that fascinating tidbit:


>> No. 15581 Anonymous
16th June 2018
Saturday 6:30 am
15581 Article 13
I'm really surprised that nothing has been posted about this here. The EU is discussing and voting on a proposal which would require "online hosting providers" to actively monitor and filter all user-uploaded content. As far as I am aware, this is the biggest threat to the freedom of the internet that has ever existed. Are you lads already aware and just assuming that it won't pass because it's unworkable in practice?



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>> No. 15582 Anonymous
16th June 2018
Saturday 9:47 am
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I don't know if you've heard, but we're leaving the EU.
>> No. 15583 Anonymous
16th June 2018
Saturday 10:01 am
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Project Second Referendum, innit. The elites don't want us hearing bad news about the EU.

Austerity is bad when the Tories do it, but fine when the EU enforces it. Controlling the internet is bad when the Tories want to do it, but fine when the EU wants to do it.
>> No. 15584 Anonymous
16th June 2018
Saturday 2:41 pm
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Yeah GDPR didn't affect anyone outside the EU so this shouldn't be any different.

>> No. 15569 Anonymous
13th June 2018
Wednesday 4:46 pm
15569 Tax dodgers whine about having to repay tax they dodged for over a decade

Apparently it isn't fair for these people to be made to pay back the money that wasn't rightfully theirs. What do you think their attitude is to people who neglected to set aside money to cover their self-assessment liability and spent it instead?
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>> No. 15570 Anonymous
13th June 2018
Wednesday 5:59 pm
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As a freelancer, I struggle to feel sympathy for someone who owes six figures in back taxes. IR35 can legitimately be a pain in the arse sometimes, but a lot of freelancers will jump on any old tax fiddle and then cry foul when the taxman calls them out on their bullshit. For the most part, we're well-paid professionals who should really know better.

My understanding is that these people were using complex offshore arrangements to pay almost nothing in income tax. They were taking "loans" that were really remuneration, for the specific purpose of avoiding tax. If you believe that HMRC will let you get away with that, I've got a bridge to sell you.

I've spoken to a few French freelancers, who've told me that their marginal tax rate is close to 60% once you factor in mandatory health and social contributions. By comparison, British freelancers seem to get a plum deal without any dodgy offshore fiddles. Most of us pay no more in income tax than an equivalent employee and far less in national insurance.

In my own dealings with HMRC, they have been consistently helpful, professional and straightforward. I tell them the truth, they tell me how much tax I owe, I pay it. Easy peasy. In my early years of freelancing I badly cocked up a tax return, but I promptly admitted my error and HMRC agreed to affordable monthly repayments with no penalties. I hear all sorts of horror stories about HMRC, but most of them have a vaguely suspicious air of half-truth.
>> No. 15571 Anonymous
13th June 2018
Wednesday 6:17 pm
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>They were taking "loans" that were really remuneration, for the specific purpose of avoiding tax
This sounds like more or less the same wheeze that the K2 scheme was using.
>> No. 15575 Anonymous
14th June 2018
Thursday 4:55 pm
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Not him, but pretty much, yes.
>> No. 15580 Anonymous
14th June 2018
Thursday 6:55 pm
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That's along the same lines as an EBT, isn't it? I know a lot of former Glasgow Rangers players are in for a large Tax bill soon as the period of settlement has expired on outstanding tax owed on EBTs.

>> No. 15574 Anonymous
14th June 2018
Thursday 4:37 pm
15574 Bitcoin Boom Was Market Manipulation

Bitcoin's epic rise last year may have been more than investor fervor. A study published Wednesday says at least half of the jump in bitcoin was due to coordinated price manipulation.

University of Texas finance professor John Griffin, who has a 10-year track record of spotting financial fraud, and graduate student Amin Shams examined millions of transactions on cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex. In a 66-page paper, the authors found that tether was used to buy bitcoin at key moments when it was declining, which helped "stabilize and manipulate" the cryptocurrency's price.

"Fraud and manipulation often leave footprints in the data and it's nice to have the blockchain to track things," Griffin told CNBC.

By tracking Bitfinex transactions, which are recorded on a public ledger, Griffin found that another cryptocurrency, tether. was used to buy bitcoin after large price falls. The authors tracked that pattern and found periods of suspicious bitcoin price activity tied to the issuance of tether, which is purportedly pegged to the value of the U.S. dollar.
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>> No. 15576 Anonymous
14th June 2018
Thursday 5:03 pm
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Whatever. I don't understand it. I'm just glad the price is crashing so graphics cards can become affordable again.
>> No. 15577 Anonymous
14th June 2018
Thursday 5:14 pm
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In short, if you step in at key moments when a stock, a commodity or a currency threatens to fall below certain levels, you can actually prevent those down movements. Other investors will see that as a sign of market confidence in the asset and will keep buying and pushing prices up.

If you want to manipulate prices, this can be a far more efficient approach than keeping buying up the price during an uptrend that is happening anyway. The rest of the market will do that for you, because they will believe that an asset is "safe" and won't go down by much even when there is a slight sag.
>> No. 15578 Anonymous
14th June 2018
Thursday 5:22 pm
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Why was tether used?
>> No. 15579 Anonymous
14th June 2018
Thursday 5:50 pm
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Possibly, as an attempt to cover their tracks.

Then again, with blockchain technology, that's kind of a silly idea.

If tether is tied to the U.S. Dollar, then buying bitcoin with dollars would have given them a much better chance of keeping this manipulation a secret.

The much more depressing fact is that there pretty much isn't an asset that is traded anywhere on the planet where market actors don't try to manipulate price action.

If you've got multi million dollars riding on an asset price going a certain way, as the big players do, then usually you will also try to influence price action in your favour.

Much of this is illegal, and so you sometimes read about financial intitutions being fined for market manipulation, such as the LIBOR scandal etc. But the ones who get caught doing this kind of thing are barely even the upper bit of the tip of the iceberg. I would go as far as saying that any price of any publicly traded asset, anywhere on the planet at any given time, is the result of market manipulation.

The reason why you don't hear that much about it all the time is that either a market manipulation is shrouded in enough secrecy to make investigation near impossible, or that the big players, who often have supreme connections to lawmakers, have succeeded in keeping or making it legal in the first place.
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>> No. 15521 Anonymous
6th June 2018
Wednesday 9:02 pm
15521 Welsh lad dies in Shagaluv

>Brit tourist fell 65ft to his death in Magaluf after ‘jumping over wall thinking corridor continued on the other side’

>A YOUNG Brit who fell to his death hours into his Magaluf holiday jumped over a wall thinking there was no drop, police believe.

>Thomas Owen Hughes, 20, was found lying dead below the Eden Roc apartment block on Sunday morning at about 11am.

>He was initially described by police on the island as Irish - but they have now said he was British.

>Investigators also said they believed he fell to his death after mistaking the apartment block where he fell for his holiday hotel.

>Mr Hughes is understood to have been staying at Magaluf’s Universal Hotel Florida, virtually next door to the Eden Roc block.

>Sources at the local Civil Guard, the force investigating Mr Hughes in conjunction with a local court, said today they believed the death was a tragic accident.
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>> No. 15563 Anonymous
8th June 2018
Friday 5:56 pm
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A lot of people just never put the effort into learning. Or they do learn but then stubbornly stick to it wont try other ways of doing the same thing.
Alex French Guy is a great example of how to keep improving.

>> No. 15565 Anonymous
10th June 2018
Sunday 12:46 am
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The secret really is in reading the waters where you plan to fish. And just plenty of "local knowledge". Try to make out where your target species might gather (read up on it on the web or watch a few youtube videos for that purpose), and then your focus is going to be all on how to fool that species into thinking there isn't an angler on the other end of that juicy worm or maggot that's floating in front of them in the water. And if you are new to a fishing spot, always strike up a chat with a local next to you who is fishing there as well. Anglers tend to like helping out fellow anglers and don't normally see them as competition.

I've been on fishing holidays to places like Sri Lanka and the Caribbean, where often you have dirt poor locals, and all the fishing gear they own is a spool of nylon monofilament with a couple of hooks on it, or one battered old fishing rod with a creaky old reel. And I saw them pull 30-pound fish out of the water like it was nothing. While I, with my carbon fibre fishing rod and brand name reel worth a combined £120, with teflon monofilament for £10 a spool, often ended up going home with almost nothing.

>I would imagine a nice rod helps in the same way a high end guitar feels nicer to play or an expensive pan is more predictable to use

It does make the experience more fun. I maintan that your rod really doesn't have to be top of the line, depending on your target fish, nearly any mid-range rod will do. But your reel is where it's at, and where quality is going to make a big difference. A £15 reel from your local shop just tends to feel cheap and not well put together. The bearings will be low-grade, it will be "clickety", and it won't run as smoothly. I wouldn't trust a reel like that to withstand anything large and nasty that has taken your hook (a good size conger or catfish might end up being the ultimate test for your reel). Being that your hands will spend a great deal of time fidgeting with the reel, you really should invest in something proper.

My favourite reel for some time has been my Mitchell Avocet Salt 4000. It's a midsized eggbeater reel, but you can still reel in a 25-pound fish with it no problem. It runs incredibly smoothly, if well looked after (I completely strip it down and regrease it at the beginning of every season), and build quality is flawless. It runs for about £40 now, but I bought it new when it came out for almost £60.
>> No. 15566 Anonymous
10th June 2018
Sunday 11:25 am
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I recently discovered that some fishermen use remote controlled "bait boats" to survey the water (using sonar and fish finders). It is apparently very successful, but I'm not sure what the point of it all is.

>> No. 15567 Anonymous
10th June 2018
Sunday 1:16 pm
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I went on an offshore big game fishing trip in the Canaries once. They took us a little more than a mile out to sea, and they had a built-in sonar device on their boat. It was definitely convenient, because it allowed them to locate schools of tuna or other fish for us. In open water, with up to a mile of water column below you just a mile from shore, it's otherwise pretty unpredictable where there might be fish and where not.

But I don't see the point of a sonar device for a muddy shallow lake in Britain. It looks more like some sort of cutesy gadget. You will be much better off going by what you actually see. General knowledge about where you might find your target species in a lake and then taking it from there normally does the trick. In that sense, I think a sonar device like that is cheating.
>> No. 15568 Anonymous
10th June 2018
Sunday 2:12 pm
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This was an interesting video. I enjoyed it.

>> No. 13168 Anonymous
12th August 2017
Saturday 8:38 pm
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Violent clashes have erupted between white nationalists attending a far-right march and counter-protesters in the US state of Virginia.


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>> No. 15493 Anonymous
26th May 2018
Saturday 4:08 pm
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The objectives are at each end of the pitch, not at the sides.
>> No. 15494 Anonymous
26th May 2018
Saturday 4:35 pm
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Right, but it's still ground to cover, and you were the one who brought up the the size of the pitch to suggest that football players aren't fit.
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26th May 2018
Saturday 5:08 pm
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No they play the match with the ground covers off.
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26th May 2018
Saturday 5:30 pm
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29th May 2018
Tuesday 4:44 pm
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>> No. 15470 Anonymous
23rd May 2018
Wednesday 12:20 pm
15470 New York parents sue 30-year-old son who refuses to move out

The parents of a 30-year-old man have resorted to drastic measures in an effort to get their son to fly the coop: they are suing him.

Court documents say Michael Rotondo does not pay rent or help with chores, and has ignored his parents' offers of money to get him settled.

Despite doling out five eviction letters, Christina and Mark Rotondo say their son still refuses to move out.

Michael is arguing that legally, he was not given enough notice to leave.

Mr and Mrs Rotondo filed their case with the Onondaga County Supreme Court, near Syracuse, New York, on 7 May, after months of unsuccessfully urging their son to leave.

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>> No. 15479 Anonymous
23rd May 2018
Wednesday 5:37 pm
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>He doesn't seem like somebody who normally wears a suit.

Except when he goes alt-right LARPing.
>> No. 15481 Anonymous
23rd May 2018
Wednesday 7:14 pm
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I'm with the parents, dude seems like a wanker.
>> No. 15482 Anonymous
23rd May 2018
Wednesday 7:23 pm
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Evict, or bury under patio? Tough call.
>> No. 15484 Anonymous
23rd May 2018
Wednesday 7:33 pm
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I know what my choice would be.
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23rd May 2018
Wednesday 8:44 pm
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For a moment, I thought that that was the midget from Fantasy Island.

>> No. 15225 Anonymous
16th May 2018
Wednesday 12:48 pm
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>Anne Frank's 'dirty' jokes found on diary pages she covered over

>Researchers using digital technology on two pages of Anne Frank’s diary covered over with brown masking paper have discovered passages featuring four risque jokes and candid explanations of sex, contraception and prostitution.

>“Anyone who reads the passages that have now been discovered will be unable to suppress a smile,” said Frank van Vree, the director of the Netherlands Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies. “The dirty jokes are classics among growing children. They make it clear that Anne, with all her gifts, was above all also an ordinary girl.”


>On prostitution, she wrote: “All men, if they are normal, go with women, women like that accost them on the street and then they go together. In Paris they have big houses for that. Papa has been there.”

Dirty bugger, her dad...
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>> No. 15377 Anonymous
21st May 2018
Monday 1:41 pm
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Well he looked a bit dull as a young lad during WWI, going by this photograph. Not like somebody who was getting laid left, right and centre.
>> No. 15379 Anonymous
21st May 2018
Monday 2:30 pm
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Come on he must have been an incel, why else would he have murdered a whole bunch of people?
>> No. 15380 Anonymous
21st May 2018
Monday 2:36 pm
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If they can't get laid even when they have the power to force people to have sex with them, it's definitely voluntary.
>> No. 15384 Anonymous
21st May 2018
Monday 3:23 pm
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Right. Even his one testicle should not have held him back.


>The records, taken during a medical exam following Hitler’s arrest over the failed Beer hall putsch in 1923, show that he suffered from “right-side cryptorchidism”, or an undescended right testicle.

>Notes written by Dr Josef Steiner Brin, the medical officer at Landsberg prison, state “Adolf Hitler, artist, recently writer” was otherwise “healthy and strong”.

>artist, recently writer

Ah, mirth. Reminds me of that time when I was unemployed for over a year and I was making up stories about what I was doing to avoid having to admit to not really be doing much of anything. I could have just called myself dolescum, but I was not ready to take that plunge.

Hitler was really just a layabout at that point in his life, who lived in a run-down dwelling, slept until noon every day, and met with his fellow radicals every other night to debate the state of the German Reich. Somebody who was always short on money and struggling to sell any of his paintings or drawings to get by.
>> No. 15389 Anonymous
21st May 2018
Monday 11:20 pm
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Dirty bugger.
13 yrs old?

>> No. 14102 Anonymous
27th November 2017
Monday 8:12 pm
14102 Prince Harry: Stars were aligned when I met Meghan
>Prince Harry says he and US actress girlfriend Meghan Markle fell in love "so incredibly quickly" and it seemed proof that the "stars were aligned".

>The fifth in line to the throne was speaking after the couple announced their engagement and plans to marry in spring 2018.

>The couple told the BBC's Mishal Husain they met on a blind date and neither had known much about each other.

>Prince Harry said "beautiful" Ms Markle "just tripped and fell into my life".

>He believed Ms Markle and his late mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, would have been "thick as thieves... best friends".


Does the queen approve? I mean, let's face it, she isn't white. God and Country only now.
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>> No. 15370 Anonymous
20th May 2018
Sunday 11:51 pm
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How do you decide where Celtic will enter the English football league? Other than the, possibly, lower policing costs, why destroy one of the biggest rivalries in British footy? If another Scottish side became as dominent, would they just get moved into the English leagues as well?

The whole idea is short sighted and a step towards some kind of European super league crap.
>> No. 15371 Anonymous
21st May 2018
Monday 12:38 am
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Desperate Celtic fan detected.
>> No. 15372 Anonymous
21st May 2018
Monday 10:29 am
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They are the best run, financially, but that is because all the money they've made from the Champions League went straight into their club or the bank, only Aberdeen, Hearts and Hibs have a black balance in Scotland. Rangers are destitute. Celtic have 4 players in their first 11 who came through their youth system saving them at least 20 million, which is a big reason why they are dominating and have more money, but they didn't buy their success over the last 7 years. I think to claim that is unfair to what they've done with their youth academy. It has came through smart investment. Rangers spent double what Celtic did in the Summer transfer window and came 3rd, so if it was down to spending power they should have challenged and they didn't.

They are relatively wealthy, because they don't spend unnecessarily, but Huddersfeild spent more/are wealthier than them; to put it in perspective.
>> No. 15373 Anonymous
21st May 2018
Monday 10:39 am
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Most pundits and analysts agree that with Celtic's fanbase being famous for how well they travel, the numbers and their behaviour, and the extra cash from the EPL, everything else about the club remaining the same, they'd be challenging for a top 6 place within 5 years. I doubt Celtic fans would turn down the opportunity to humble fans of the top 6, either, I just think most of them woud rather a stronger Scottish game as "Celtic should join the EPL" is insulting to the rest of the league and Celtic fans seem to be more self aware than Rangers fans and don't think the world owes them anything.
>> No. 15378 Anonymous
21st May 2018
Monday 1:48 pm
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>"Celtic should join the EPL" is insulting to the rest of the league
It's hardly Celtic's fault that the rest of the league are shit.

>> No. 14963 Anonymous
6th May 2018
Sunday 11:46 am
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>A woman has revealed her horror at discovering the full extent of her husband's 'porn addiction' after PornHub connected to Bluetooth while they were driving with their one-month-old son.

>The fed-up 24-year-old said her partner watches it almost every day and even sneaks into the bathroom early on weekends to log on while ignoring his four-month-old son crying nearby.
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>> No. 15150 Anonymous
14th May 2018
Monday 6:27 pm
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Curse you for revealing my evil plan! I thought no-one would work out that pointing out that hackneyed jokes at the expense of people who hold particular views will discourage them posting here is actually an attempt to fashion the board to my dastardly whims.
>> No. 15151 Anonymous
14th May 2018
Monday 6:44 pm
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You seem to have avoided addressing my post in any real way. Again, you're quite welcome to post what you like here, but a poor argument will be pounced upon on this site no matter what opinion it represents.
>> No. 15154 Anonymous
14th May 2018
Monday 11:30 pm
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Funny that, because you've consistently avoided addressing my overarching point.
>> No. 15156 Anonymous
15th May 2018
Tuesday 12:14 am
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What exactly did I miss?
>> No. 15158 Anonymous
15th May 2018
Tuesday 1:23 am
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That anyone who isn't a white cis male is a legit mentalist.

>> No. 14587 Anonymous
14th April 2018
Saturday 6:48 am
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So, we're bombing Syria alongside the Seppos and the Frogs.

Here we go again.
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>> No. 15032 Anonymous
10th May 2018
Thursday 6:46 am
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Now the Iranians and Israelis are attacking each other. Someone hurry up and give Trump that Nobel Peace Prize.
>> No. 15033 Anonymous
10th May 2018
Thursday 9:49 am
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How can anyone trust Netanyahu? He's ex-special forces and currently a politician, other than cutting up women for sexual excitement, that's all the hallmarks of an out-and-out pyscho.
>> No. 15036 Anonymous
10th May 2018
Thursday 3:01 pm
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There are two kinds of trust - trust that someone will act in your interests and trust that someone's actions are predictable. My mum would take a bullet for me, but she's a dizzy bint with adult ADHD who can't be trusted to complete a minor errand without forgetting it, fucking it up or getting distracted by a shiny object. She'd never intentionally betray me, but she can't be trusted because her actions are so inconsistent and unpredictable.

Netanyahu's psychopathic nature makes him relatively predictable - he'll do anything in his power to protect Israel and attack its enemies. He might be constantly engaged in subterfuge and Machiavellian plotting, but you know exactly what his objectives are and exactly what tools are at his disposal. You can be 100% certain that if he's given the opportunity to advance Israel's interests, he'll take it.

In this sense, lions are trustworthy. Given any opportunity, they'll rip you apart and feast on your guts. You're never in any doubt about how to react to them. Chimps are untrustworthy. They can be playful and friendly or senselessly violent on a whim. Many people have kept a chimp as a pet for years, then suddenly been brutally mutilated by it for no apparent reason.

Thatcher was a relatively trustworthy PM. Nobody was under any illusions that she was avowedly capitalistic and nationalistic. Given half the chance, she would have privatised your nan and everyone knew it. Nobody was in any doubt that the second the Argentinians set foot on the Falklands, she'd declare war. Blair was deeply untrustworthy. He spoke in glittering generalities, but it was very difficult to actually pin down his ideology. On the one hand he introduced SureStart and the National Minimum Wage; on the other, he introduced PFI, started the process of privatising the NHS by stealth and dragged us into two incredibly bloody wars for no obvious reason. Nobody really knew what Blair was trying to achieve or what his values were, so it was very difficult to predict his behaviour.

Trump is fairly arbitrary and capricious, but his lack of a filter makes him significantly more trustworthy. If he doesn't like you, he has no qualms about telling you. He's not charming or slick, he's not trying to win friends and influence people. It's just not in his character to stab someone in the back with a smile on his face - at the very least, he'll slag you off on Twitter before getting the knives out.
>> No. 15039 Anonymous
10th May 2018
Thursday 4:35 pm
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I've had a woman cut herself for my sexual excitement but I'm not ex-special forces or in any way political. Am I a psychopath or just a bit kinky?

> In this sense, lions are trustworthy. Given any opportunity, they'll rip you apart and feast on your guts.

Incorrect, you're thinking of tigers. Lions will not generally harm you unless either hungry or threatened.

The rest of your post about Thatcher, Blair, and Trump is pretty much spot on. Now lets hear your opinions on Putin, Kim, and Theresa May. I feel like you should be writing an article on "A bird spotters guide to world leaders for Private Eye. Are you Ian Hislop? I always knew you posted here.

Love, Paul.

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>> No. 15099 Anonymous
11th May 2018
Friday 7:55 pm
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Point, reluctantly, taken.


I was moreover thinking Ted Bundy, not just fancying birds who go “meow” and have low self-esteem. Because they’re the best.

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