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>> No. 13850 Anonymous
5th November 2017
Sunday 6:35 pm
13850 Paradise Papers

>The details come from a leak of 13.4m files that expose the global environments in which tax abuses can thrive – and the complex and seemingly artificial ways the wealthiest corporations can legally protect their wealth.

>Millions of pounds from the Queen’s private estate has been invested in a Cayman Islands fund – and some of her money went to a retailer accused of exploiting poor families and vulnerable people.

>Extensive offshore dealings by Donald Trump’s cabinet members, advisers and donors, including substantial payments from a firm co-owned by Vladimir Putin’s son-in-law to the shipping group of the US commerce secretary, Wilbur Ross.

Deja vu, anyone?
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>> No. 14062 Anonymous
23rd November 2017
Thursday 3:21 pm
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Sounds like the government don't get it, either.

Correct me if I'm wrong...but aren't people filing for bankruptcy likely to have no money? Do you have to have an income to do it?
>> No. 14063 Anonymous
23rd November 2017
Thursday 4:50 pm
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Respectable people are dead broke long before they run out of their last £500 of credit, which as was just pointed out would be written off anyway.
>> No. 14064 Anonymous
23rd November 2017
Thursday 4:58 pm
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What do you mean? Surely 'dead broke' means 'no money', right?

If you're bankrupt when you're down to your last grand in the current account then I was bankrupt for most of my early twenties.
>> No. 14065 Anonymous
23rd November 2017
Thursday 6:40 pm
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> it's a creditor's own stupid fault if they lent money to someone who can't afford to repay it

Quite, and the great-great-great uncle in question here was apparently not stupid, didn't give out unsecured loans, and thus got very rich.

Cunts like Wonga are giving out unsecured loans because it's for petty amounts to people who likely have nothing worth repossessing anyway. They'd have you sign over your firstborn for indentured servitude as collateral if they could get away with it.
>> No. 14066 Anonymous
23rd November 2017
Thursday 11:15 pm
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So I asked my grandparents again about my loan shark ancestor. If £1m in early 1900s money was £80 in today's money, then surely that can't be. Although he got some starting capital from his forebears, you don't just amass personal wealth the size of a major company's balance sheet in the short time until your death at age 28ish. Unless you're Mark Zuckerberg. But oh well.

So my grandparents did say that that money would be worth around one million in today's money, not early 1900s. So we're talking about liquid assets of some £12,000 to £13,000 in 1915. Still, together with the land that was sold off subsequently by later generations, nobody in the family starved.

>and the great-great-great uncle in question here was apparently not stupid, didn't give out unsecured loans, and thus got very rich.

Nobody who will give you a sizeable amount of money will do so without collateral. Even if you want to buy a car for £10K, somewhere in the loan agreement, it will say that if you default on your payments, the bank has the right to take possession of that car and have it sold off to cover your debt.

My great-great-great-uncle's stroke of luck came with a slump in land prices in the early-early 1900s. The more that the price for land was slipping, the more land he could take as collateral. And haggle the price down even further, because there were no buyers in that tight market. And then sell the land for a higher price as the market was recovering, but not only that, he had also leased land back to farmers in between acquiring it and selling it, so he was making money off them doubly.

>> 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. 13847 Anonymous
1st November 2017
Wednesday 7:26 pm
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Ayyy lmao
>> No. 13848 Anonymous
2nd November 2017
Thursday 9:19 am
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How awful. It's like Russian before the reform.

Would it really benefit them to align themselves with Latin alphabet Turkic countries rather than the surrounding Cyrillic-using Turkic countries (plus Russia and Mongolia)?
>> No. 13849 Anonymous
5th November 2017
Sunday 10:33 am
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>A panicked pensioner in Germany called the police after discovering what he believed was an unexploded Second World War bomb in his garden, but when officers rushed to the scene they instead discovered a particularly large courgette.

>> No. 14043 Anonymous
22nd November 2017
Wednesday 1:13 am
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Callously unemotional captions bring me joy.
>> No. 14049 Anonymous
22nd November 2017
Wednesday 5:50 pm
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>A LORRY driver has been caught on CCTV chucking what looks like his own faeces over the fence of a Winsford business.

>Mark Lymer, director Newbury Data Recording Ltd, said: “We see so many bags of excrement and urine on the industrial estate.

>Verhoek Europe spokesman, Harry de Graaf, said: “We deeply regret what happened, needless to say we do not approve any type of this behaviour.

>> No. 14038 Anonymous
19th November 2017
Sunday 3:33 pm
14038 zimbabwe
Don't worry lads, the next guy is going to be great.
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>> No. 14039 Anonymous
19th November 2017
Sunday 5:30 pm
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I guess he didn't take the hint last November about trying to set up his wife for the job.
>> No. 14041 Anonymous
21st November 2017
Tuesday 4:38 pm
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And he's gone. After teasing everyone on Sunday, and defying Parliament yesterday. I can only assume he saw the Impeachment proceedings starting and thought "shit, they're serious" and caved.
>> No. 14042 Anonymous
21st November 2017
Tuesday 11:06 pm
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Probably a case of "Fuck those lads, I'll go on my own terms."

>> No. 13807 Anonymous
31st October 2017
Tuesday 12:12 am
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>EXCLUSIVE: Kevin Spacey's father was 'Nazi child rapist' who hated Jews and sexually abused his own son for years - and their mother knew, claims actor's brother

I don't... even know... where to begin...
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>> No. 13965 Anonymous
12th November 2017
Sunday 12:55 pm
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I've seen it in that tranny porn I accidentally clicked on that one time. It seems awkward and risky but doable, apparently.
>> No. 13966 Anonymous
12th November 2017
Sunday 12:59 pm
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That looks like the symbol of a secret society.
>> No. 13967 Anonymous
12th November 2017
Sunday 1:10 pm
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>accidentally clicked on that one time

But you never inhaled right?
No one would question or give your taste a second thought but for the fact that you felt that you needed to justify your knowledge with an excuse. Now I think you are a closet case.
>> No. 13968 Anonymous
12th November 2017
Sunday 1:11 pm
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>in that tranny porn I accidentally clicked on that one time



>That looks like the symbol of a secret society.

Yes, it's the Friends of Dorothy, don't you know.
>> No. 14040 Anonymous
20th November 2017
Monday 6:00 pm
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Morrissey has come out in support of Spacey.

I think he's only trolling himself by this point.

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>> No. 13979 Anonymous
13th November 2017
Monday 2:40 pm
13979 Geldof is a twat
>Bob Geldof has said he will return his Freedom of the City of Dublin in protest against the Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who also holds the award.

>Mr Geldof said "her association with our city shames us all". Ms Suu Kyi has faced heavy criticism over her failure to address allegations of ethnic cleansing against Myanmar's Rohingya eskimos.

>Reacting to Mr Geldof's announcement, Lord Mayor Micheal Mac Donnacha of Dublin City Council said on Monday: "I find it ironic that he makes this gesture while proudly retaining his title as Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire, given the shameful record of British imperialism across the globe."

Hahahaha, well quite.
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>> No. 14033 Anonymous
18th November 2017
Saturday 3:36 pm
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Sandwiches made of hair that you can eat and put on head.
>> No. 14034 Anonymous
18th November 2017
Saturday 3:44 pm
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See >>14031.
>> No. 14035 Anonymous
18th November 2017
Saturday 4:33 pm
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Drones are for dropping bombs, not food.
>> No. 14036 Anonymous
18th November 2017
Saturday 4:46 pm
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What about a compromise; drones that drop Pop Rocks?
>> No. 14037 Anonymous
18th November 2017
Saturday 5:15 pm
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We'll aid drop ever lasting gobstoppers that was orginally designed for children with very little pocket money

And we'll give exploding candy to the warlords.

>> No. 13961 Anonymous
12th November 2017
Sunday 12:15 pm
13961 Gove: Dunno, lol

>Michael Gove has risked inflaming the situation of a British mother imprisoned in Iran by saying that he does not know what she was doing in the country, in contradiction of the government’s official position that she was there on holiday.

>The environment secretary’s comments on the plight of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe follow outrage from her family earlier this week after Boris Johnson said she was in Tehran training journalists. The remarks were seized upon by the Iranian state media as a “confession” and are believed to have left her facing an additional five years in prison.

>Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s family have already said that Boris Johnson’s comments were inaccurate and place her at further risk. Her employers say she had not taken part in the training of journalists.

How do you get from stabbing Johnson right between the shoulders, to selling out a British citizen in Iranian prison to cover for him? Being a Tory minister must be hard.
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>> No. 13986 Anonymous
13th November 2017
Monday 9:47 pm
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Don't you have a swarm of filthy immigrants to stop somewhere?
>> No. 13987 Anonymous
13th November 2017
Monday 10:11 pm
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Why does a distaste for Americanisms make me a racist?
>> No. 13988 Anonymous
13th November 2017
Monday 10:24 pm
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That's like Savile asking "What's wrong with a bit of anal?"
>> No. 13989 Anonymous
13th November 2017
Monday 10:46 pm
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You continue to demonstrate you have no idea what you're talking about.
>> No. 13990 Anonymous
13th November 2017
Monday 11:17 pm
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I don't take orders from you, m7.

>> No. 13682 Anonymous
8th October 2017
Sunday 4:52 pm
13682 Neg holes beware!

>California just reduced the penalty for knowingly exposing someone to HIV from a felony to a misdemeanour.

>Governor Jerry Brown signed the bill that also covers blood donors who did not disclose to a blood bank that they are HIV-positive.

>“HIV has been the only communicable disease for which exposure is a felony under California law,” the LA Times reported.

>“Today California took a major step toward treating HIV as a public health issue, instead of treating people living with HIV as criminals,” on of the co-sponsors of the bill Democratic State Senator Scott Wiener said.

>Mr Wiener said the law finally treats HIV like any other infectious disease.

>The current law requires an element of intent to be proved in order for a felony charge. Mr Wiener said it discourages people from even getting tested for HIV so that the element of intent is not present and they do not risk a felony charge.

>He said this new law will actually end new HIV infections because instead of threatening people with jail time, the state is providing an opportunity to get tested and access necessary medical care.
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>> No. 13764 Anonymous
11th October 2017
Wednesday 6:36 pm
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I'm not racist, but I generally don't like brown people.
>> No. 13765 Anonymous
11th October 2017
Wednesday 6:57 pm
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>I'm not racist, but

Ah, mirth.
>> No. 13766 Anonymous
11th October 2017
Wednesday 7:38 pm
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Does that make you feel good?
>> No. 13767 Anonymous
11th October 2017
Wednesday 7:40 pm
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Why the hell do you keep replying to him? Just call his posts "BRILLIANT" and ignore the wanker.
>> No. 13768 Anonymous
12th October 2017
Thursday 12:43 pm
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Brilliant then.

>> No. 13618 Anonymous
2nd October 2017
Monday 10:52 pm
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Really, .gs? No thread yet?

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>> No. 13677 Anonymous
5th October 2017
Thursday 9:58 pm
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I didn't realise maths was a field requiring independent thought.
>> No. 13678 Anonymous
5th October 2017
Thursday 10:13 pm
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Maybe it isn't. It can't hurt to practice your theoretical thinking skills though.

And maths could be well be called the supreme form of theoretical thinking. People who are shit at it often also can't process complex thought well.
>> No. 13679 Anonymous
5th October 2017
Thursday 10:24 pm
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A few days after when facts emerge. The NRA response has been to campaign for a tightening on modifications that allow effective automatic firing.

>In Las Vegas, reports indicate that certain devices were used to modify the firearms involved. Despite the fact that the Obama administration approved the sale of bump fire stocks on at least two occasions, the National Rifle Association is calling on the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) to immediately review whether these devices comply with federal law. The NRA believes that devices designed to allow semi-automatic rifles to function like fully-automatic rifles should be subject to additional regulations.

Certainly seems better thought out than offering your condolences and then immediately listing off hypotheticals.
>> No. 13680 Anonymous
5th October 2017
Thursday 10:58 pm
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>listing off hypotheticals.
Thank fuck nobody's been doing that then, right?
>> No. 13681 Anonymous
5th October 2017
Thursday 11:10 pm
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>The NRA response has been to campaign for a tightening on modifications that allow effective automatic firing.
No, they're doing no such thing. Read the statement again. They're looking for some detail that will let them engage their usual tactic of othering the shooter. If their response is to "campaign for" anything, it's the bit about concealed carry reciprocity, which appears to have been tacked on the end for no reason whatsoever.

>> No. 13607 Anonymous
26th September 2017
Tuesday 11:14 am
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Good night, are Vera.
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>> No. 13609 Anonymous
26th September 2017
Tuesday 7:49 pm
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>> No. 13129 Anonymous
8th August 2017
Tuesday 8:02 pm
13129 North Korea and the inevitable even bigger mess, maybe
So what's happening with North Korea, in you pair's opinion? Frankly, I'm not convinced they even have a nuclear weapon, let alone the miniaturised warhead that's been reported, from a single source, today. However, I'm wildly cynical and hopelessly gullible in equal measure, so what do I know?
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>> No. 13591 Anonymous
18th September 2017
Monday 12:36 am
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Stop talking bollocks lads. I can't wait for nukes to start flying.
>> No. 13592 Anonymous
18th September 2017
Monday 12:37 pm
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I should remind you that any attack on China (or NK if it matters) would also be conditional upon Seoul's consent as would even having American forces stationed in the North. While North Korea is undeniably somewhat of an asset for China it is also an incredible strategic liability these days which is why we can see China increasingly assenting to international sanctions that even a few months ago would've been unthinkable.

Without wanting to repeat myself, you have to consider the long-term impacts of North Korean belligerence for instance in Japan's debate over a more forward defence posture or public support in South Korea for nuclear deterrence. These are bad developments for China and it demonstrates that this isn't such an easy strategic calculation. Indeed, the opinion stated the Global Times (the mouthpiece of the regime) is that China will be neutral in the event of a North Korean first strike drawing at least one clear red line.

Anyway, to move back to the topic of the thread we have seen over the past few months the US gaining increasing leverage over the North through international sanctions and flyovers by nuclear bombers. This I think is eventually where this will end with a negotiated climb down, at the moment Kim is demanding an end to all joint-exercises in return for a promise to end nuclear tests, that isn't going to happen but as time goes on the US is gaining more and more leverage to make its own demands.

>They're already facing chronic threats on their borders with Russia, India and laplanderstan

There is literally only one of those that represents a chronic threat. China settled its border with Russia in the 90s and laplanderstan is a long-term ally which while somewhat unstable represents no threat to China itself and is a grateful anchor to it's silk road.

You' know we will probably look back on this in a few years time and be amazed that we ever took the POTUS twitter account as a place for serious policy announcements. I guess he is at least helping the American gutterpress industry.
>> No. 13593 Anonymous
18th September 2017
Monday 8:51 pm
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Who knows, maybe it will set a precedent. I can certainly understand a desire to bypass the media and speak directly to the people, even if this is the worst possible manifestation of that sentiment.
>> No. 13594 Anonymous
19th September 2017
Tuesday 12:47 am
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That is probably the only game-changing part of the Trump presidency in my view. He's fucking useless, but in the future, many leaders will feel like they can use social media with no filter whatsoever. That's the cleverest part of what he has done.
>> No. 13596 Anonymous
19th September 2017
Tuesday 2:08 am
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Let's not pretend it was clever.

>> No. 13259 Anonymous
14th August 2017
Monday 3:20 pm
13259 Big Ben's bongs to fall silent until 2021 for repairs

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>> No. 13454 Anonymous
29th August 2017
Tuesday 12:09 pm
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Because you haven't made reference to any specific 'colonial law' that was repealed in 1948 that governed Britain's relationship with America or any other country.

I mean
>Britain gave up its status as a colonial power in 1948
doesn't mean anything. How did it do this? Did it officially notify the United Nations of its intention to stop pillaging the world? Was there a treaty between Britain and the Commonwealth nations? What, specifically, happened?
>> No. 13455 Anonymous
29th August 2017
Tuesday 1:57 pm
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>That's not a good example, as the Sexual Offences Act mainly consisted of a noticeable tightening of certain laws, and actually made illegal for the first time things that used to be legal.
That doesn't matter. Acts committed before the date it came into effect continued to be prosecuted under the old Act, because that's what was in force at the time. The authorities couldn't retroactively apply the new law because Parliament hadn't made it retroactive (which is possible but rare). Serial offenders whose acts crossed the boundaries were charged under both Acts, depending on when the individual offences were alleged to have occurred.

The reason we don't prosecute gay pensioners isn't because we repealed the law concerned, it's because such a thing is no longer considered acceptable in isolation. Turing isn't a particularly good example because the police had good reason to go after him and his prosecution for gross indecency was an example of that fine police tradition of "ways and means" - it was vindictive rather than discriminatory.
>> No. 13456 Anonymous
29th August 2017
Tuesday 3:57 pm
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>The American revolution was an illegal act under colonial law. But with the legal framework having been repealed, after 1948, it didn't matter anymore.

The lack of recognition for Rhodesia's Unilateral Declaration of Independence (which heavily borrowed from the US) says otherwise. Indeed, the British government had an explicit policy of 'no independence before majority rule' which throws a spanner in the idea that states can just up and leave.

The reason the US is now recognised as a sovereign state by the British government is down to Article 1 of the Treaty of Paris 1783.
>> No. 13457 Anonymous
30th August 2017
Wednesday 3:34 pm
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I'm kind of forced to conclude that >>13447 / >>13453 doesn't know what he's talking about and nothing, in fact, happened of significance in 1948.
>> No. 13458 Anonymous
30th August 2017
Wednesday 11:11 pm
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My grandad was born

>> No. 13335 Anonymous
19th August 2017
Saturday 3:49 pm
13335 US eclipse expected to draw crowd of millions

>Great American Eclipse

Ah, lovely.
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>> No. 13400 Anonymous
21st August 2017
Monday 6:00 pm
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A colleague of mine in Charleston, South Carolina, reported to me today that the local media was advising people to look out for "paranormal activity" during the eclipse. Seriously.
>> No. 13401 Anonymous
21st August 2017
Monday 6:13 pm
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And yet the sun never manages to set on "Pax" Americana. It's amazing really.
>> No. 13438 Anonymous
23rd August 2017
Wednesday 5:01 pm
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>the local media was advising people to look out for "paranormal activity" during the eclipse

I don't know if it's just my general prejudice against Murrikins, but I have no trouble believing that at all.

>> No. 13378 Anonymous
21st August 2017
Monday 3:47 am
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Ten American sailors are missing and five injured after the guided-missile destroyer USS John S McCain was damaged in a collision with an oil tanker off the coast of Singapore.

Once is a tragedy, twice is a coincidence. I always think there are no such things as coincidences - how come all of a sudden American naval ships are colliding with commercial shipping? This is these second time in two months. Weird.

I'm saging for the implicit /boo/ in this post.
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>> No. 13421 Anonymous
21st August 2017
Monday 9:12 pm
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Huge ships are full of them.
>> No. 13422 Anonymous
21st August 2017
Monday 10:11 pm
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Wanna know what else is full of seamen?
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21st August 2017
Monday 10:54 pm
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>> No. 13426 Anonymous
21st August 2017
Monday 11:00 pm
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A submarine.
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21st August 2017
Monday 11:05 pm
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>> No. 13060 Anonymous
18th June 2017
Sunday 12:54 pm
13060 Oh Ant
Get well soon fella.
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>> No. 13073 Anonymous
19th June 2017
Monday 7:08 am
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As long as it's not Stephen Mulhern.
>> No. 13074 Anonymous
19th June 2017
Monday 7:37 am
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Dec & Dyer.

Commission a series immediately.
>> No. 13075 Anonymous
19th June 2017
Monday 10:45 am
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They are the wrong way round. The normally always appear with Ant on the left, Dec on the right.
>> No. 13076 Anonymous
19th June 2017
Monday 11:25 am
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Cannit hack the sesh man
>> No. 13417 Anonymous
21st August 2017
Monday 7:35 pm
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It's quite funny watching the pair interact with Mulhern on Britain's gt Talent. I get the distinct impression they think he's a cunt.

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