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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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>> No. 36632 Anonymous
13th January 2022
Thursday 8:26 am
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I challenge you to find the existing thread for such strories.
>> No. 36633 Anonymous
13th January 2022
Thursday 8:28 am
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It's about 1,850 posts long, it's time for a new thread.
>> No. 36636 Anonymous
13th January 2022
Thursday 9:17 am
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Your mum needs a new thread IYKWIM
>> No. 36637 Anonymous
13th January 2022
Thursday 9:29 am
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I'd give her a few days, she's just had a tuna and sweetcorn sandwich.
>> No. 36697 Anonymous
21st January 2022
Friday 10:27 pm
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>Gardaí are investigating the death of an elderly man in Carlow town, whose body was brought into a post office by two other men, in what appeared to be an attempt to claim the deceased man’s pension.

>The bizarre series of events began when a man entered the post office premises of Hosey’s shop and post office on Staplestown Road at about 11.30 am on Friday, seeking to collect the weekly pension on behalf of another man. He was informed by a staff member that the man himself would have to be present if payment of the pension was to be made.

>This man left and a short time later two men, accompanied by a third man in his 60s, entered the post office. These two men are appear have sought pension payment for the third man, who appeared to be propped up. A woman who had become suspicious of the men’s movements alerted a post office staff member and no cash was handed over. The body of the deceased was then left at the scene when the two men fled after suspicions were raised.


>> 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.


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. 36692 Anonymous
21st January 2022
Friday 8:58 pm
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If such a thing happened, which obviously it never would, I would disapprove of that too. Because you're not meant to tell other countries how to run their business.
>> No. 36693 Anonymous
21st January 2022
Friday 9:13 pm
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Unfortunately, countries are a lot like neighbours. You might want them to mind their own business, and you might not give a fuck what they're doing in their own property. But sometimes, you have no choice but to confront them over how they keep leaving their bins at the end of your drive. Only the bins are nuclear missiles.
>> No. 36694 Anonymous
21st January 2022
Friday 9:42 pm
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>It is none of Russia's business whether or not Ukraine wishes to join NATO

This. Russia's recent ultimatum to NATO involves an effective sphere of influence in not only Ukraine but even Poland where the US is perceived as in need of grand bargain to counteract China and the European security alliance as faltering thanks to the vanity of France and Germany. But despite the limp-wristed attitude of Biden the West has already seen off one pressure tactic where Belarus attempted to force a refugee crisis.

Its threat that we know from the long-term predictions of the Russian economy will be used in future to bully economic concessions and as we see from the Caucasus and history of Ukraine itself will still seep in to sow internal conflict or even outright annexation. There's a reason even the Swedes are going mental at the moment and its not good at a time when Russia has spent year building up foreign currency reserves while the west is perilously sensitive to Russian gas diplomacy.

On the broader realist perspective; the problem the school has is it too often presumes a state (that you're in at time of writing) to have free-will. NATO expansion was an inevitability and the weight of Poland alone will pull the west deeper into conflict. EU expansion couldn't have been stopped by the US despite Moscow's view that it's a stalking horse and Ukraine fell into the western orbit because the people living in Ukraine (now run by a Jewish fascist president as Mendeleev recently went to point out) threw their puppet government out of power. What the West could've done to avoid all this was to integrate Russia into the west during the 90s and avoid the country becoming a basket case but we didn't so there we go.
>> No. 36695 Anonymous
21st January 2022
Friday 9:49 pm
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Or in the case of Eastern Europe, anti-ballistic missiles. Or in Ukraine, the red-line recently moved to having any sort of western military presence such as training a countries military to defend itself against a neighbour that illegally occupies 7% of the country. Whataboutism doesn't really work in this situation.
>> No. 36696 Anonymous
21st January 2022
Friday 10:13 pm
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>Standing back from the situation it seems obvious that US led brinkmanship and almost psychopathic foreign policy only makes a bad situation worse.

The problem with almost all of U.S. foreign policy has always been that Americans have a hard time admitting when they are wrong. Their world view is that they are the beacon of freedom and democracy, that they are the most compassionate and generous nation on Earth, and that they must spread those values across the globe, much in the same way that evangelists think they have to proselytise their religious faith. It's also maybe no complete coincidence that much of the Ukraine kerfuffle that still persists today happened under Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State, who is a devout Methodist, a Christian fundamentalist denomination that is particularly known for its proselytism and the belief in its own moral superiority and the urge to spread its gospel.

Then again, when it gets down to down-and-dirty power politics, there are enough realists in the American government who know they are only doing it to further and cement the sheer power that the U.S. wields over the rest of the world. There is no room for idealism at that level, it's all about dominance, strategic influence, and access to critical resources and raw materials.

NATO's Eastern Expansion, then, wasn't as much an act of wide-eyed liberalism as the linked article suggests. I'm very sure there were at all times enough hawkish realists in the American government who simply spotted a chance to weaken their old adversary of Russia by diminishing and geographically reducing its sphere of influence. It was probably a welcome side effect that the former Communist satellite states transformed into Western-style capitalist parliamentary democracies that opened up to international trade, but the real Great Game the hawks in the American government and in NATO were playing was a different one.

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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. 36682 Anonymous
21st January 2022
Friday 5:17 am
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There are other websites available for you to circlejerk.
>> No. 36683 Anonymous
21st January 2022
Friday 5:36 am
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The free market wins again.
>> No. 36684 Anonymous
21st January 2022
Friday 6:41 am
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Or you could just stop posting the same shit over and over. This place moves slowly, people start to notice the same sorts of posts cropping up. Even class warrior lad gives it a bit of a rest between bouts of furious marxism.
>> No. 36685 Anonymous
21st January 2022
Friday 2:46 pm
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I'm pretty sure you're equating anyone who disagrees with you as one person. I quite enjoy winding you up like clockwork so I'm bound to be a Thatcherlad as well even if I sometimes have to work.
>> No. 36686 Anonymous
21st January 2022
Friday 4:19 pm
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There are only three of us here, lad.

>> No. 36505 Anonymous
26th December 2021
Sunday 11:46 pm
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Couldn't help but love this story. HMS Protector, the Royal Navy, are rescuing penguins from South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, our spiritual home.

I'm hoping that climate change means the place warms up a bit, and all three of us can retire there, soon.

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>> No. 36512 Anonymous
27th December 2021
Monday 10:35 am
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I would very much like to make a pilgrimage before I/this place dies. Maybe a selfie next to a sign, with my cock in a cup of tea.
>> No. 36513 Anonymous
27th December 2021
Monday 10:45 am
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I would very much like a real flag. I wish I knew someone at the BAS - there used to be an army base there, but not any more. I do have a radio contact on the Falkland Islands, where the SGSSI "government" is based. Might just write a random email and see where it gets to.
>> No. 36514 Anonymous
27th December 2021
Monday 10:48 am
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Cheapest cruise I can find is 8 grand. Looks great though.
>> No. 36680 Anonymous
20th January 2022
Thursday 11:51 pm
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We're in the news again, sort of: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-60010608

>South Georgia: The museum at the end of the world reopens for business

>On the icy, southern edge of the Atlantic Ocean, just above the Antarctic circle, is a British island, a ghost town, and a museum.
A British island, a ghost town and a museum? I guess you could say we're like that.

>The island is a tough place to work. The nearest airport is a four-day boat ride away. Fresh food is rare, the internet is "poor to non-existent" and, at times, the wind is strong enough to tip over helicopters.
Your mum is poor to non-existent m8

>There are no permanent residents on South Georgia, just 20 or so workers, from scientists to maintenance staff.
Okay now this is getting creepy. I'd better stop.
>> No. 36681 Anonymous
20th January 2022
Thursday 11:54 pm
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Order of magnitude over-estimation of the population.

>> 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. 36188 Anonymous
3rd December 2021
Friday 1:03 am
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What's Orwellian is trying to have a rulebook of the English language at all. When it comes to how to use the language we're not Frenchmen bowing before an Académie on matters of the langue française and we're not Oceanians bowing before a Ministry on matters of Newspeak. We're Englishmen and in English every man's idiolect is his castle. Simple as.
>> No. 36189 Anonymous
3rd December 2021
Friday 1:22 am
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I don’t think the mods share your radical new thinking.
>> No. 36190 Anonymous
3rd December 2021
Friday 4:06 am
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>Some deaf people describe themselves as Deaf with a capital D too.

That's a fantastically useful linguistic invention, providing a distinction between people who can't hear and people who have a different native language and cultural identity. You could use a term like "culturally deaf", but that has subtly different connotations to "big-D deaf" that make it a less useful identifier for the Deaf community.
>> No. 36678 Anonymous
18th January 2022
Tuesday 7:21 am
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The house of Lords voted down every (14) of the bits of the policing bill that they possibly could, last night.

It's too late for the gypsies (see earlier in the thread) but at least that can still be protested about.
>> No. 36679 Anonymous
18th January 2022
Tuesday 10:52 am
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So they protected our freedoms and rights, but didn't protect gypsies? God I love the House of Lords. They are amazing and democracy is overrated.

>> 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.


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”.


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. 36666 Anonymous
17th January 2022
Monday 1:35 am
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>Why don't you like the BBC

Face it lad, there's not much worth watching on the BBC. That's the real reason it has become a vote winner to scrap the tv licence and why so many people dodge the detector van.

>and what alternatives do you prefer?

Like otherlad I spend a surprising amount of time watching Youtube these days. I don't really need to have content curated to me by some central body and where I do I prefer more specialised content either to my tastes, what internet people recommend or what I stumble upon. Not HIGNFY taking clips off of youtube because they've long-since run out of ideas.

Think of television as like watching a 24 hour news channel, you might get some things you want but it's surface deep and buried under shit you don't care about to the degree that it actually makes you angry how little control you have.
>> No. 36667 Anonymous
17th January 2022
Monday 7:20 am
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Are competition laws really the reason they don't do that? One reason I've always resented the licence fee is that despite the public funding old programmes, if they want to re-watch them they're still expected to buy a DVD or Bluray (at full price) rather than being made available freely or at nominal cost. That rather feels like double-dipping - get the public to pay for production costs, then rake in more cash on selling the finished product.
>> No. 36669 Anonymous
17th January 2022
Monday 12:42 pm
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>Are competition laws really the reason they don't do that?

I don't know chapter and verse, but I do recall about 10+ years ago this being a big thing; there was a general feeling that if the BBC had completely free rein to do what it liked online, it would stifle a lot of other potential websites - I believe the actual argument was over the "recipes" section of the BBC site.
>> No. 36670 Anonymous
17th January 2022
Monday 12:44 pm
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>I spend a surprising amount of time watching Youtube these days

Me too and I'm relatively late to the party - I am likely to replace the TV license spend with a YouTube Premium account.
>> No. 36671 Anonymous
17th January 2022
Monday 4:23 pm
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>Are competition laws really the reason they don't do that?

Not quite, but the BBC Charter (and how it is interpreted by the BBC Governors and Ofcom) has massively stunted iPlayer.

11. Market impact
(1) The BBC must have particular regard to the effects of its activities on competition in the United Kingdom.
(2) In complying with this article, the BBC must-
(a) seek to avoid adverse impacts on competition which are not necessary for the effective fulfilment of the Mission and the promotion of the Public Purposes;
(b) have regard to promoting positive impacts on the wider market.

Initially, Ofcom were reluctant to allow iPlayer to include whole series rather than just the last episode; box sets of old series were totally out of the question. Only in the last couple of years have the BBC been allowed to upload iPlayer-only content that hasn't been recently broadcast on TV. The BBC aren't allowed to just make the best streaming platform they can, but have to prove that any improvements they make won't harm their commercial competitors.

ITV, Channel 4 and the BBC wanted to launch a combined streaming platform in 2009, but this was blocked by the Competition Commission. BritBox was eventually allowed because of the rise of increased commercial competition from Netflix and Amazon Prime.
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>> No. 31683 Anonymous
10th March 2021
Wednesday 7:27 pm
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Almost all young women in the UK have been sexually harassed, survey finds

Virtually all young women in the UK have been subjected to sexual harassment, according to a survey from UN Women UK, which warns that most women have lost faith that the abuse will be dealt with. Among women aged 18-24, 97% said they had been sexually harassed, while 80% of women of all ages said they had experienced sexual harassment in public spaces.


Should we, as a gender, be doing more to tackle sexual harassment?
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>> No. 36252 Anonymous
6th December 2021
Monday 10:43 pm
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Nope. It's a good thing this kind of behaviour is getting explicitly mentioned, but in terms of practical changes the impact is minimal.
>> No. 36253 Anonymous
6th December 2021
Monday 10:54 pm
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>inciting hatred against women to be made criminal offence

Imagine making 20k a year and having to arrest blokes for complaining about women down the pub. "Ello ello ello, not all women are such an utter pain in the arse that you consider pursuing a homosexual relationship with your effeminate friend who has now grown his hair out."

Or complaining about the way our society is structured that has alienated young men, however poorly the argument is made and whose fundamental complaint of isolation has been twisted by the only people in the world who seem to give a fuck about them. It's really quite shocking how we brush this issue under the rug like we're not going to end up with a society run by alt-right and Peterson fanatics in a generation.

>cornering someone

How did the mating ritual of Japanese anime people lead to a police officer rape-killing a woman?

We have to have special rules for women now because we forgot how liberal humanism works.
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6th December 2021
Monday 11:21 pm
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>It's really quite shocking how we brush this issue under the rug like we're not going to end up with a society run by alt-right and Peterson fanatics in a generation.

You know, the longer it goes on the more I'm starting to think that's part of the plan. The ruling elite has decided allowing the fisherperson and larger civil rights and sexual revolution of the 60s happen was a mistake and we need some good old fashioned social norms bringing back into society.

Of course, that men will have to carry on enduring all the harmful things men endured before feminism, that fisherpersons never did anything about even though they constantly talk about doing things about them, but now they will carry on enduring them after feminism has been defeated too. Thank goodness for that eh.

It's almost like the whole thing was a diversion in the first place to stop us getting carried away making actual structural, material societal changes at a time of great historical turbulence. Of course, we're in much steadier waters in current year, we needn't bother with all those concessions.
>> No. 36613 Anonymous
10th January 2022
Monday 6:47 pm
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>A Metropolitan Police officer accused of a string of sex offences is facing further charges linked to another four victims including six counts of rape, prosecutors said.

>David Carrick, of Hertfordshire, will be charged with nine further offences, the Crown Prosecution Service said. In total he is accused of 29 crimes against eight women from 2009 to 2020.


It's just one or two bad apples, lads.
>> No. 36614 Anonymous
11th January 2022
Tuesday 12:14 pm
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Rape of civilians is part and parcel of having a police force.

>> No. 16120 Anonymous
19th October 2018
Friday 5:55 pm
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Huddersfield grooming gang jailed for abusing vulnerable girls

Twenty members of a “vile and wicked” grooming gang have been convicted of trafficking, drugging and raping vulnerable girls in a harrowing campaign of abuse across West Yorkshire. It can now be reported that the ringleader of the group, 35-year-old Amere Singh Dhaliwal, was jailed for life to serve a minimum of 18 years after being found guilty of 54 offences, including countless rapes of children.

Judge Geoffrey Marson QC said the crimes against 15 girls far exceeded anything he had previously seen. The gang’s “persistent and prolonged” offending, he said, was “at the top of the scale” of severity.

Details of the case, believed to be Britain’s single biggest grooming prosecution, can be disclosed after a judge agreed to lift reporting restrictions on Friday, following a legal challenge by media groups including the Guardian. One of the trials had previously almost collapsed when the anti-Islam activist Tommy Robinson filmed defendants in a live Facebook video outside Leeds crown court.

Jurors in the three trials heard how the men, mostly from Huddersfield, plied girls as young as 11 with alcohol and drugs before sexually abusing them in car parks, hotels, takeaways, snooker halls, on moors and by reservoirs across the region.

Fifteen severely vulnerable girls fell victim to the gang between 2004 and 2011. One girl, aged 11 or 12 at the time, was abducted from a care home and supplied ecstasy before being made to perform sex acts, Leeds crown court heard. Many of the victims described how they were plied with drink and drugs at house parties then raped “one by one” by the men, who used plastic bags as condoms.

Dhaliwal was at the heart of the group, who referred to each other using nicknames including “Dracula,” “Beastie” and “Chiller” in monikers that were used in the three trials.

The girls were deliberately targeted for their vulnerabilities. All had troubled home lives, including one whose mother was unable to care for her due to drink and drug addictions.
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>> No. 36602 Anonymous
7th January 2022
Friday 4:06 pm
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>In my experience, every single time a person or an organization has used that "boo hoo hoo forgive me please I am just dumb" excuse, it was a lie to cover for something much worse than that.

Really? Then you must live in a much more competent world than I do. Horrendous fuck-ups happen all the time, because a) human beings are very fallible and b) most organisations are at least somewhat dysfunctional and lacking in accountability.

Where malice is involved, it's frequently in the form of a cover-up of incompetence rather than a deliberate intent to cause harm. The Post Office scandal is an obvious example of this - nobody wanted to wrongly prosecute nearly a thousand people for fraud based on completely false evidence, but lying to the court for a decade was easier than admitting "we spent a billion quid on a useless IT system and we don't know what to do about it". The worst miscarriage of justice in British history was just a schoolboy lie taken to extremes.

The bleak reality is that most people are actually quite shit at their jobs and we've created a culture that allows powerful people to evade accountability. There's no grand conspiracy, just a tacit omerta. Nobody in a position of power wants to hold anyone else to account, because they might be next in line. Some people really do have terrible skeletons in their closet, but the secret most people are hiding is simply that they have no idea what they're doing and spend most of their working hours trying not to get caught out.
>> No. 36603 Anonymous
7th January 2022
Friday 4:31 pm
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Are you by any chance the sort of person who wholeheartedly believes and accepts the accuser's story in every big sex scandal, because "I knew he was one of 'em"? The sort who can spot a carpet-bagger at forty paces?

The sort who is frequently wrong, is what I'm getting at.
>> No. 36604 Anonymous
8th January 2022
Saturday 12:30 pm
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You will have to admit that UK has a lot of carpet-baggers in its ruling caste. I wonder if we will see a British Epstein in our lifetimes.
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8th January 2022
Saturday 12:34 pm
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>I wonder if we will see a British Epstein in our lifetimes.

>> No. 36606 Anonymous
8th January 2022
Saturday 7:05 pm
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Cyril Smith and Jimmy Savile were quite competent at their job!

>> 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. 36500 Anonymous
25th December 2021
Saturday 7:21 pm
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I just don't see a world in which they're an unhinged deviant and playing three dimensional idpol chess at the same time.
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25th December 2021
Saturday 7:25 pm
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Then you are very naive. It's barely even one dimensional. It's a plain simple "But but, I belong to [protected group], you have to go easy on me!" plea that wrong 'uns like that have been using since forever.
>> No. 36502 Anonymous
26th December 2021
Sunday 8:49 am
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It's a bloke in a dress mate, snakes and ladders is a push.
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4th January 2022
Tuesday 12:47 pm
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>> No. 36584 Anonymous
4th January 2022
Tuesday 7:22 pm
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>Russia, China, Britain, U.S. and France say no one can win nuclear war

>China, Russia, Britain, the United States and France have agreed that a further spread of nuclear arms and a nuclear war should be avoided, according to a joint statement by the five nuclear powers published by the Kremlin on Monday.

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28th June 2020
Sunday 8:02 pm
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Millennials throw away 633 meals a year because they don't know how to reheat leftovers

Millennials throw away 633 meals a year because they don't know how to reheat leftovers. Those who took part in the poll said they would rather bin food than re-heat it, admitting good food is going to waste.

Researchers found the amount of food millenials confessed to throwing away adds up to more than 1,700lbs. The poll, conducted by cookware brand Pyrex, found millennials - aged 18 to 34 - waste more than three times as much as people aged above 34 who throw out the equivalent of just 186 plates of a food a year - 225 kilograms or 493 lbs. And the millennial food waste mountain is more than double the average food waste in the UK of 300 plates of food - just over 800 lbs per household.

Almost a quarter of millennials (23%) admitted they do not know how to deal with leftovers. By comparison just six per cent of people aged over 55 said they did not know what to do with leftover food.

A further 18 per cent of millennials said they eat out instead of eating the food they have at home leading to even more waste. Just four per cent of those aged over 55 said the same.

A fifth of millennials (21%) said they create yet more waste because they get bored eating what they already have at home compared to just seven per cent of those aged over 55. One of the other main reasons good food is thrown out is because 38 per cent of people fear they will get sick if they eat it after its 'best by' date.


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>> No. 36560 Anonymous
2nd January 2022
Sunday 12:27 pm
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I'm fairly certain if they polled middle-aged people and boomers their results would be even worse due to the heightened brain power on Facebook.
>> No. 36561 Anonymous
2nd January 2022
Sunday 12:28 pm
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>heightened brain power

Oh, mods! You little scamps!
>> No. 36562 Anonymous
2nd January 2022
Sunday 1:49 pm
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What did you originally say?
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2nd January 2022
Sunday 2:14 pm
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Brain-rot. It wouldn't surprise me if mind worms was filtered as well.
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2nd January 2022
Sunday 2:15 pm
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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.


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. 35844 Anonymous
9th November 2021
Tuesday 9:49 am
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>but it makes me slightly horny every time I see it

Right you are.
>> No. 35851 Anonymous
9th November 2021
Tuesday 2:27 pm
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Why do they wear those glasses, lads. It's like the fashion accessory version of doing that 'hilarious' smeagol voice.
>> No. 35852 Anonymous
9th November 2021
Tuesday 2:48 pm
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They wear them to make me hard.
>> No. 35869 Anonymous
10th November 2021
Wednesday 3:30 pm
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Big glasses make your face look smaller by comparison. Bloaty face or moonface = wear big bold glasses to separate your features a bit.
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20th December 2021
Monday 2:41 pm
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>Hobnobs maker warns biscuit prices set to soar

>Biscuit maker McVitie's says the prices of many of its best-selling brands are set to soar. The firm, which is owned by Pladis Global, said brands such as Jaffa Cakes, Penguins and Hobnobs could go up in price by as much as 5%. It blamed staff absences, more expensive ingredients and higher labour costs which it says it has to pass on to consumers. However, it said its "humble chocolate digestive" would be less affected.

>Pladis's UK managing director, David Murray, said: "Omicron disruption, absenteeism, and the rising cost of business going forward present a big challenge for us. "At the end of the day, like in many other categories, it will flow through to higher prices." Pladis, which also manufactures Jacob's crackers and Go Ahead fruit bars, said it had seen double digit-percentage cost rises on ingredients such as cocoa beans recently.

>Higher wheat prices have also hit the business. "We've dealt with substantial challenges in the past in the food industry - whether it's natural disasters, inflation in the economic crisis," Mr Murray said. "It's the compression of the challenge, combined with the scale of some of them [that is different this time]," he added.

>Shortages of many goods, including building materials and computer chips, are causing supply problems and pushing up prices across industries. The cost of living surged by 5.1% in the 12 months to November, up from 4.2% the month before, and its highest level since September 2011.

>Food and drink firms recently warned that they had seen "terrifying" price rises which would have a knock-on effect on consumers.

Check the padlock on your shed, the neighbours will soon be coming over.

>> 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. 36374 Anonymous
18th December 2021
Saturday 6:00 pm
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>> No. 36376 Anonymous
18th December 2021
Saturday 6:15 pm
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At this point I'm certain the majority of mainstream ECKY discourse is a psyop. It's 2+2=5 brainwashing mind fuck propaganda. The point isn't the narrative, the point is making people submit to what they're told is the truth.

I must clarify that I'm not a trans-denier, they certainly exist and I support their right to exist. But their movement has been weaponised; much like giving weapons to the mujahideen who would go on become Al Quaeda and provide the justification for nearly two decades of manufactured conflict, the various factions of transit vans and surf'n'turfs and what have you are being used as unwitting cultural mercenaries.

Engaging with the subject in good faith, as such, feels like nothing but wasted time.
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18th December 2021
Saturday 6:17 pm
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A fine example of middle old people shithousery.
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18th December 2021
Saturday 6:32 pm
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>ECKY discourse

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18th December 2021
Saturday 6:33 pm
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evangelist christian korean youtuber. evangelist christian korean youtubers.

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17th December 2021
Friday 5:34 pm
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>A kindhearted Indian man was hailed as a hero on social media after a video of him attempting to save a monkey by giving it cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) went viral.

>M Prabhu, 38, a car driver from Perambalur in Tamil Nadu, said that he had found the monkey injured and unconscious on a tree on 9 December, reported The New Indian Express. Mr Prabhu said that the monkey had been chased by dogs and had managed to escape by climbing a nearby tree. He said he chased away the dogs and rescued the monkey from the tree.


>After a few dogs allegedly killed a monkey infant, troops of the area have been on a rampage killing pups. In the past month, monkeys were said to have killed around 250 pups by throwing them down from heights.

>This strange incident took place in Majalgaon in Beed district. The moment a troop of monkeys in the area see a pup, it catches the pup and takes it to a place of considerable height and throws it down.


I don't want to alarm you lads, but a war between monkeys and dogs has begun.
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>> No. 36355 Anonymous
17th December 2021
Friday 10:17 pm
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I'd really quite like to give that 'rescue a stray' thing a go, but as far as I'm aware we don't really have a problem with feral animals in the UK - though I did encounter a very thin cat last night, assumed lost from home.
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17th December 2021
Friday 10:30 pm
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Why have we sided with the monkeys on this?

> though I did encounter a very thin cat last night

It just has cat aids. Or that thyroid problem they get.
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18th December 2021
Saturday 4:35 pm
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>A troop of revenge-driven monkeys has killed at least 250 puppies by throwing them to the ground from high places. The motivation for such fury is said to have stemmed from an incident in which a pack of dogs mauled a baby monkey to death.

What would happen if one of these revenge driven monkeys bit a human?
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18th December 2021
Saturday 5:26 pm
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>> No. 35887 Anonymous
11th November 2021
Thursday 10:43 pm
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>Insertion of foreign objects into the rectum is a well-described phenomenon and not an uncommon referral to the general surgeon on call. Although usually not life-threatening, there can be consequences following migration of the object or perforation of the large bowel. This study looks at the incidence of removal of foreign objects from the rectum over the last decade and the financial burden it presents to the NHS.

>A total of 3,500 rectal foreign bodies were removed over the course of 9 years. Males accounted for 85.1% of rectal foreign bodies whilst 14.9% were females. This equates to 348 bed-days per annum. Admission peaks were observed in the second and fifth decades of life.

>This study shows that the incidence of rectal foreign bodies is higher in men and has been increasing over the period studied. Most foreign bodies can be removed trans-anally with the use of anaesthesia, with only a small proportion of patients requiring hospital stay over 24 hours (mean length of stay = 24 hours). Nearly 400 rectal foreign body removals are performed each year with an annual cost of £338,819, illustrating the effect this has on NHS resources.


Stop losing things up your bum, lads.
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>> No. 36226 Anonymous
4th December 2021
Saturday 1:36 pm
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I figure it couldn't be that big, since it was a piece pulled from his private arsenal.
>> No. 36227 Anonymous
4th December 2021
Saturday 1:58 pm
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I don't think we have enough here- Is that length, diameter, circumference, what are we really dealing with here?
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4th December 2021
Saturday 7:23 pm
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I think that the quoted dimension is generally the diameter of the bullet-y bit. If he'd got the whole shell in, you'd have to have some grudging respect.
>> No. 36231 Anonymous
4th December 2021
Saturday 7:24 pm
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or it could have been one of these beauties.
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4th December 2021
Saturday 7:41 pm
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57mm - 6 pounder.jpg
It was a mortar bomb, which, in so far as any military ordinance is, shaped like a butt plug.

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