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>> No. 14689 Anonymous
15th April 2018
Sunday 5:02 pm
14689 THE PUSHER STRIKES AGAIN
The first evidence of a “Manchester Pusher” stalking the city’s waterways emerged last week when a cyclist was knocked into a canal at night and then kicked back in when he tried to save himself from drowning.

His assailant stole nothing and ran off, leaving the victim in no doubt that longstanding rumours of a pusher have a basis in fact. The theory was prompted by the high number of deaths in the city’s waterways, but was assumed until now to be an urban myth.

The victim, a father of two from an affluent area who was tracked down by The Sunday Times and asked not to be identified, said: “He was a complete psychopath. Even when I went in, he tried to stop me getting back out. He didn’t try to steal anything.

“It was 10pm. I was working the late shift and coming home late. I saw a man out of the corner of my eye and he swung his arm and it caught me on my neck. I went into the canal along with my bicycle and my backpack on my back, which immediately started filling with water, weighing me down.

I was underwater with my legs twisted in the bike. I managed to get above water and tried to get a grip on the side of the canal, where it was slippery and mossy. That’s when he kicked my hands away, which made me slip back under the water again. When I came back up, he was gone. I saw him running away. I managed to get out of the canal. It was pitch black: there are no lights or barriers along that stretch; nothing. My mobile phone wasn’t working because I went into the canal. I walked to PureGym in Stretford and called 999.”

At least 76 corpses have been discovered in the waters of Greater Manchester since 2007. Seventeen of the deaths are classed as “unexplained”, meaning neither the police nor a coroner was able to determine how the person died.


https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/cyclist-escapes-drowning-at-hands-of-manchester-canal-pusher-5zgmh7rck
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>> No. 14750 Anonymous
18th April 2018
Wednesday 11:32 am
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>>14749

I like the idea that only another cyclist could be appalled at the attempted murder of a cyclist. Really does sum up the mentality of certain drivers.

#onelesscar
>> No. 14751 Anonymous
18th April 2018
Wednesday 12:03 pm
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>>14750
>> No. 14752 Anonymous
18th April 2018
Wednesday 12:49 pm
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>>14751

Is that chamois?
>> No. 14754 Anonymous
18th April 2018
Wednesday 5:11 pm
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>>14749
Don't have any.

Incidentally, your cuntishness is showing, Nige.
>> No. 14755 Anonymous
18th April 2018
Wednesday 5:51 pm
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>>14754
Must chafe awfully without shorts.

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>> No. 14584 Anonymous
13th April 2018
Friday 10:04 pm
14584 BLUE PENIS
A five-storey high depiction of an erect blue penis on a Stockholm apartment building is to be painted over just a week after its unveiling following a storm of complaints from neighbours.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/apr/13/five-storey-blue-penis-causes-uproar-among-stockholm-residents
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>> No. 14585 Anonymous
13th April 2018
Friday 10:14 pm
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Political correctness gone mad.
>> No. 14593 Anonymous
14th April 2018
Saturday 11:04 am
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>>14584

If it was the other way around, would it have been flacid and therefore acceptable?
>> No. 14676 Anonymous
15th April 2018
Sunday 10:36 am
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What if it had been of a giant blue minge?
>> No. 14679 Anonymous
15th April 2018
Sunday 12:06 pm
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>>14676
Her giant minge has received no complaints, but that's probably because it's hardly recognisable as a minge.

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>> No. 14410 Anonymous
23rd March 2018
Friday 7:00 am
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The pampered, petulant, self-pitying Prince

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5511397/Prince-Charless-remarkable-travel-demands-revealed.html

I know many of you won't read The Mail, but it's quite entertaining watching them stick the boot into Charles.
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>> No. 14507 Anonymous
25th March 2018
Sunday 3:55 pm
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She came from Greece, she had a thirst for knowledge...
>> No. 14508 Anonymous
25th March 2018
Sunday 11:45 pm
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>>14507

I thought nobody was going to make that reference. Well done, lad.
>> No. 14582 Anonymous
13th April 2018
Friday 7:25 am
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This is the main story on Mail Online.

From Meghan to Diana an expert reveals the Royals' true personalities as shown by their FEET... so can YOU match these toes to the right princesses?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5610055/The-Royal-Familys-real-personalities-revealed-feet.html

What the actual fuck?
>> No. 14583 Anonymous
13th April 2018
Friday 11:32 am
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For his 70th birthday, and to mark over half a century of not being king, hrs getting a bridge. Apparently he'll be quite disappointed with all the objections it's getting.
>> No. 14586 Anonymous
14th April 2018
Saturday 1:09 am
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>>14583

Hopefully he ceremoniously throws himself off the fucker on his 80th while the Queen does wheelies in her wheelchair and Dappy from N'Dubz does a totally radio rental grime/dnb remix of the national anthem with Gazza as his Bez but with cans of Stella instead of maracas. Britain. Britain. It almost brings a tear to the eye I don't mind telling you lads.

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>> No. 14560 Anonymous
4th April 2018
Wednesday 8:35 pm
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-43648343

Russia called the meeting to challenge the UK, which has blamed Moscow for the March 4 poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury, southern England.

Russia has strongly denied any involvement and in a press conference after the vote said it had reason to believe what happened in Salisbury was a "daft militant wog attack". It strongly criticised the US and EU countries for siding with the UK.

At the Hague meeting, UK acting representative John Foggo had said the victim of a chemical weapons' attack was not required to work with the "likely perpetrator". Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson later accused Russia of trying to undermine the watchdog's work and said the international community had "seen through these tactics".
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>> No. 14766 Anonymous
18th April 2018
Wednesday 11:06 pm
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I can't read the all that shite, i'm too busy getting angry at seeing 'Waldo'.
Wally, it's fucking Wally, you Wally.
>> No. 14767 Anonymous
18th April 2018
Wednesday 11:20 pm
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>>14766

It's called "Where's Waldo?" in America.
>> No. 14771 Anonymous
19th April 2018
Thursday 1:03 am
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>>14766
That was an insight well worth waiting for. Thanks, cunt. Thunt.

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>> No. 14548 Anonymous
3rd April 2018
Tuesday 9:09 pm
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>Swastika removed from controversial Nazi bell in Germany

>A controversial church bell in Schweringen, northern Germany, has had a swastika inscription removed as part of an unauthorised "spring cleaning".

>The unknown perpetrators left a note on the door confessing to defacing it, saying they wanted to clean the bell of "the filth of the National Socialists".
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>> No. 14549 Anonymous
3rd April 2018
Tuesday 9:52 pm
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Erasing a group of people from history feels like quite a nazi thing to be doing.
>> No. 14550 Anonymous
3rd April 2018
Tuesday 10:05 pm
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>>14549


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHsg1ES96E4
>> No. 14551 Anonymous
3rd April 2018
Tuesday 10:12 pm
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That man looks like a Germanic version of my Dad. All he needs is a bit of facial hair and to be wearing those jumpers you get from Marks & Spencer with the mock shirt collar sewn in.
>> No. 14552 Anonymous
3rd April 2018
Tuesday 10:55 pm
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>>14551

I often think that your idea of what nationality somebody is is largely formed in your head by a picture's caption. If for some reason this picture had a caption saying "Visiting John Wilkinson from Birmingham is skeptical about the swastika on the bell", you would see what you would think of as typical British traits in his physical appearance.

Really, try it for yourself. Think of the chap as John Wilkinson from Birmingham, and suddenly he will not appear very Germanic to you at all.

Just another example of your mind seeing what it wants to see.
>> No. 14553 Anonymous
4th April 2018
Wednesday 4:45 pm
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>>14552
He looks like a Germanic version of my Dad because he's in Schweringen, not because he's walking around carrying bratwurst whilst an oom-pah band follow him in the background.

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>> No. 14523 Anonymous
29th March 2018
Thursday 11:18 am
14523 Spanish spies 'tracked Carles Puigdemont via friend's phone'
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/mar/27/spanish-spies-tracked-carles-puigdemont-via-friends-phone

>Sources in Spain’s National Intelligence Centre (CNI) told Spanish media outlets that the surveillance team had used the geolocation service on the mobile phone of at least one of Puigdemont’s companions to monitor his movements, as well as fitting a tracking device to the Renault Espace the group had been travelling in. Twelve CNI agents were involved in the operation.



Just to remind you what kind of world we live in.
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>> No. 14535 Anonymous
29th March 2018
Thursday 3:41 pm
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>>14533

There's a whole list of people who have access these days, from your local council to the ambulance service.
>> No. 14536 Anonymous
29th March 2018
Thursday 4:41 pm
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>>14535
I know some of you like to think otherwise, but I really don't think councils can access internet history of any sort, not under RIPA and not if the IPA and its ICRs ever enters force. Domains visited are traffic data.

It looks like the government cracked down on council snooping and there are now half decent safeguards for what they can do.

https://actnowtraining.wordpress.com/2016/09/27/ripa-and-communications-data-iocco-annual-report/
>> No. 14537 Anonymous
29th March 2018
Thursday 4:41 pm
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>>14535

Am I the only one who is genuinely troubled by this?

Why should the government, any government, be allowed to store and keep all that information about me?

And don't give me the whole "TO CATCH THAR TERRISTS AND THEM". I am neither a daft militant wog nor do I plan to ever become one, and nor should it be for a government to say that I might be one without them knowing about it.
>> No. 14539 Anonymous
29th March 2018
Thursday 5:12 pm
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>>14536
The part about keeping and making available ICRs has been in force for almost 18 months already.
>> No. 14540 Anonymous
29th March 2018
Thursday 5:39 pm
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>>14539
As a bonus, the parts criminalising exceeding the limits have not yet entered force.

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>> No. 14382 Anonymous
21st March 2018
Wednesday 5:44 pm
14382 Mark Anthony Conditt
The dude who has been leaving bombs around Austin, Texas - blew himself up yesterday.

http://definingmystance.blogspot.co.uk

Seems like a cool guy.
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>> No. 14481 Anonymous
24th March 2018
Saturday 5:48 pm
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>>14480
No, that was your point, not mine.
>> No. 14482 Anonymous
24th March 2018
Saturday 6:35 pm
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>> No. 14485 Anonymous
24th March 2018
Saturday 6:54 pm
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The assumption that Texasbomberlad may have been a Christian radical wasn't that far fetched after all:

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/austin-bomber-mark-anthony-conditt-texas-christian-righteous-invasion-truth-a8267976.html

>Austin bomber Mark Anthony Conditt was part of Christian survivalist group that discussed 'dangerous' chemicals

>Mark Anthony Conditt reportedly took part in a conservative outdoors club called Righteous Invasion of Truth (RIOT), in which home-schooled young people studied the Bible and were taught gun skills.

>"He and and his family are as normal as I’ve seen anybody," Jeff Reeb, a neighbour of the Conditt family in Pflugerville for approximately 17 years, told The Independent.

>Former friends remembered Conditt as a “pretty normal kid” who was home-schooled by his “conservative, strictly religious” family in Pflugerville.


So he was a virgin after all.

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>> No. 14486 Anonymous
24th March 2018
Saturday 6:59 pm
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>>14485
Interesting - I think the next useful part of this story will come when the police publish what he said in the 24-minute video "confession" they found he recorded the night before on his phone.

Right with you on Texas and the Bible Belt - it is easy to like them for the consistency of the views and their quirks, but when you dig deep, they can be monstrous people.
>> No. 14487 Anonymous
24th March 2018
Saturday 8:22 pm
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>>14486

>but when you dig deep, they can be monstrous people.

As Stephen Weinberg said once,

"With or without religion, you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, it takes religion."

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>> No. 14376 Anonymous
16th March 2018
Friday 9:25 pm
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https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2018/03/15/she-found-a-dating-app-on-her-boyfriends-phone-then-she-bought-a-samurai-sword/?utm_term=.176cc43df116

>She found a dating app on her boyfriend’s phone. Then she bought a samurai sword.

>Lovell woke to his girlfriend of two years attacking him with a sword, police say. Survival instincts — mainly martial arts training and all the kung fu films he had watched — clicked in.

>“I was able to wing chun my way to survival,” he told the Oregonian/OregonLive in an interview this week over Facebook messenger, referring to a Chinese martial art. He eventually wrapped Javier in a bear hug. “I saw the look in her eyes, and it scared the living poop out of me,” he told the news outlet. “I told her I loved her, and she was killing me.
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>> No. 14377 Anonymous
16th March 2018
Friday 9:27 pm
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>>14376
Martial arts? More like marital arts, right?
>> No. 14378 Anonymous
16th March 2018
Friday 9:32 pm
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>>14377
Martial tarts?
>> No. 14379 Anonymous
16th March 2018
Friday 9:42 pm
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>>14378

I posit martial farts.

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>> No. 14352 Anonymous
10th March 2018
Saturday 12:28 am
14352 Martin Shkreli Receives Divine Justice
https://www.theverge.com/2018/3/9/17097116/martin-shkreli-fraud-sentencing-prison

>While Shkreli’s defense team argued he should only receive a sentence of about a year, prosecutors had pushed for at least 15 years, saying Shkreli had not shown remorse for his actions. A judge announced the sentencing decision at a hearing today, where Shkreli reportedly cried while pleading for leniency.
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>> No. 14371 Anonymous
11th March 2018
Sunday 11:42 pm
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>>14370

The couldn't prove he was implicated though you spacker, that's the whole point.

You have to remember this was in a different time of history, particularly for the States, the national surveillance apparatus as we know it was simply not a thing. Cops had to actually sit and watch a bloke from their cars, listen to phone calls live as they happened, intercept letters by hand.

They knew he was dodgy, fair enough, but to actually investigate someone back then was arguably a much more intrusive process than it is today, they couldn't just have a sneaky look through your IP history and snoop on your texts.
>> No. 14372 Anonymous
12th March 2018
Monday 1:18 am
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>>14371
>The couldn't prove he was implicated though
Evidently they could prove it enough to show probable cause to investigate him. Fuck lad, you really are a daft one, aren't you?
>> No. 14373 Anonymous
12th March 2018
Monday 9:24 am
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With Capone, was it not also the case that everyone knew he was running a lavish lifestyle while the state knew he was lying on his tax returns (indeed having at one point offered to pay his unpaid taxes, which the feds could remember - and maybe you can ask if it's legitimate to use that information handed over in good faith against someone later or if that's self-incrimination and bad.) to a point where it was clear that lifestyle wasn't fundable with the income he claimed, which would be doubly obvious if you investigate his other affairs. ("his alibi for not killing the guy was that he was at home listening to his fancy radio in his massive mansion. he would've gone to an expensive restaurant, but his limousine was being repaired...")

I assume if the police stop you on suspicion of spraypainting naughty words on the wall or something, so ask you to empty your bag out and as you open the bag 150 stolen iPhones spill out, they're allowed to follow it up and go "right, you're not the vandal but what the fuck is this lad?" even though they had no reasonable grounds to believe you were a thief - their reasonable grounds to believe you were a vandal lead them to discovering you were a thief.
But then back to Capone this is basically just a competing narrative, partially strained in a that-kid fashion. Did investigating his normal crimes lead them to Capone's financial crimes, or did they purposefully cook together the financial crimes because they were angry about his ability to dodge normal people crimes?
>> No. 14374 Anonymous
12th March 2018
Monday 12:15 pm
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>>14373
>I assume if the police stop you on suspicion of spraypainting naughty words on the wall or something, so ask you to empty your bag out and as you open the bag 150 stolen iPhones spill out, they're allowed to follow it up and go "right, you're not the vandal but what the fuck is this lad?" even though they had no reasonable grounds to believe you were a thief - their reasonable grounds to believe you were a vandal lead them to discovering you were a thief.
In general, the rule is that if the search is legit then anything found is fair game.

>But then back to Capone this is basically just a competing narrative, partially strained in a that-kid fashion. Did investigating his normal crimes lead them to Capone's financial crimes, or did they purposefully cook together the financial crimes because they were angry about his ability to dodge normal people crimes?
They didn't "cook together" the financial crimes. He wasn't declaring his unlawful income. There's long been a specific place in the form for that (euphemistically called "other income"), along with a sort of gentleman's agreement that the IRS won't disclose it on their own initiative.
>> No. 14375 Anonymous
12th March 2018
Monday 11:33 pm
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>>14374

Accidental finds are indeed admissible as probable cause and incriminating evidence for unrelated crimes.

With today's mass surveillance and Internet data collection, that line gets blurred as your Internet search history is pretty much already known in its entirety. Whether you download kiddie porn or buy chemicals that make illegal explosives when mixed together, it all gets stored somewhere. All they need to do is screen that data automatically for suspicious activity.

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>> No. 14332 Anonymous
24th February 2018
Saturday 10:53 pm
14332 Vicar of Dibley actress Emma Chambers dies aged 53
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-43183354

>Chambers died from natural causes on Wednesday evening and would be "greatly missed", her agent John Grant said.

Natural causes? That doesn't seem likely. I always liked her in Dibley, shame to see someone go that young.
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>> No. 14340 Anonymous
25th February 2018
Sunday 7:18 am
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>>14339
ONE SHAFT OF LIGHT THAT SHOWS THE WAY
NO MORTAL MAN CAN WIN THIS DAY

IIIIIIIT'S A KIND OF MAGIC
>> No. 14341 Anonymous
25th February 2018
Sunday 8:44 am
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>>14338
That's what the coroners use "misadventure" for.
>> No. 14348 Anonymous
6th March 2018
Tuesday 7:23 pm
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Sad news.

I have just read that Trevor Baylis (Inventor of the wind up radio) and John Perry Barlow (co-founder of EFF, writer of https://www.eff.org/cyberspace-independence) have died.
>> No. 14349 Anonymous
6th March 2018
Tuesday 11:06 pm
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>>14341

Ramming a jar up my ringpiece is an adventure I'd prefer to miss.
>> No. 14350 Anonymous
7th March 2018
Wednesday 12:42 am
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>>14348
> John Perry Barlow
WELL that's a shame

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>> No. 14342 Anonymous
5th March 2018
Monday 12:51 am
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https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/mar/05/bradley-wiggins-and-team-sky-accused-drugs-in-damning-report

Disappointing. The report seems to say that while they were in the letter of the law, they weren't in the spirit of it.

Not a good look, seeing as this comes directly from DCMS.
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>> No. 14343 Anonymous
5th March 2018
Monday 1:08 am
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They should just legalise doping. Have at it.
>> No. 14344 Anonymous
5th March 2018
Monday 1:21 am
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>>14343
We have the Paralympics, I would love to see a Doping Olympics.
>> No. 14345 Anonymous
5th March 2018
Monday 4:39 am
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>>14343

I actually agree, to a level, even though it'll never happen.

I really don't see stuff like salbutamol or blood doping to be anything other than an extension of the min-maxing that characterises cycling, or marginal gains as Sky likes to call it.

Nobody is surprised that Sky was doing this, though I'm genuinely surprised they got caught out. As it has been from Froome to Armstrong to Pantani, it's not like they were the only doped riders in the peloton. It's so widespread.

I'm wondering how long it is before questions are asked about our Olympic cycling record - given that Sir Dave had a controlling hand in both.
>> No. 14346 Anonymous
5th March 2018
Monday 8:49 pm
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Anyone else find the notion of MPs passing judgement on the ethics and morality of others to be a bit rich?
>> No. 14347 Anonymous
5th March 2018
Monday 10:12 pm
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>>14346

Quite.

But then, we do live in an age where people are apparently so naive that politicians lying is treated as the scandal of the century.

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>> No. 14309 Anonymous
5th January 2018
Friday 9:02 pm
14309 Essex woman, 81, dies in her home four hours after calling an ambulance
>An 81-year-old woman died in her home after waiting almost four hours for an ambulance.

>She had called 999 complaining of chest pains, according to a union.

>When paramedics arrived hours later, they had to break into her property in Clacton, Essex.

>East of England Ambulance Service (EEAST) said crews arrived three hours and 45 minutes after the initial call.

>Dave Powell, regional officer for GMB, said the paramedics were "devastated" after the incident on Tuesday.

>He added: "They're devastated because they're not in the job to find people dead, they're in the job to help people and keep them alive."

>EEAST previously said it has had to rely on taxis to take patients to hospital after struggling to cope with a surge in demand over the holiday period.

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/essex-woman-81-dies-in-her-home-almost-four-hours-after-calling-an-ambulance-a3733321.html
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>> No. 14314 Anonymous
6th January 2018
Saturday 6:39 pm
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>>14313
They're both shite.
>> No. 14318 Anonymous
6th January 2018
Saturday 9:49 pm
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>>14314
BRILLIANT
>> No. 14319 Anonymous
7th January 2018
Sunday 1:16 am
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>>14311
>I bet she voted for the Tories.
He knows fuck-all about her, so this is obviously bait.
>> No. 14320 Anonymous
7th January 2018
Sunday 2:39 am
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>>14319
Well, she is old, so it's highly likely she voted for the Tories.
>> No. 14321 Anonymous
7th January 2018
Sunday 3:57 pm
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>>14319

I'll confess I didn't click the 'read more' bit so didn't see the obvious bait.

As you were.

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>> No. 14235 Anonymous
21st December 2017
Thursday 11:47 pm
14235 Catalexit Episode 3: Revenge of the Sí
Those pesky Catalans have been voting again.

The main pro-Leave alliance has picked up 66 seats, one short of a majority. As before, they could get CUP on board, since they also support independence, but they're a bit like the Kippers of the independentist movement - they're anti-EU populists, whereas nationalists have been quite vocal about securing an independent Catalonia within the EU. However, because Vice-President Junqueras pulled the Republican Left (ERC) out of fugitive President Puigdemont's united front (JxSi/JxCat), neither is the single largest party. That honour, together with the privilege of getting first crack at forming a government, goes to the pro-Remain liberal Citizens' Party (Cs), though that'll be difficult if the big pro-Leave parties won't put the status issue aside to work with them.

tl;dr: It's popcorn time in Barcelona again
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>> No. 14291 Anonymous
29th December 2017
Friday 3:44 am
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>>14290
Companies dying is not necessarily a bad thing.
>> No. 14292 Anonymous
29th December 2017
Friday 5:45 am
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>>14291
It is if you're working for one of them at the time.
>> No. 14293 Anonymous
29th December 2017
Friday 7:51 am
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>>14290
There tends to be more companies going bust when the economy is doing well, as more people are tempted to try and run their own business.
>> No. 14294 Anonymous
29th December 2017
Friday 12:01 pm
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>>14293
Maybe now, but the peak in 1992 was during bad times was it not?
My expectation would be that lots of people start in the good times, then struggle on for a bit until the bad times come. For 1992, my completely speculative guess would be lots of people/companies who got into housing-related stuff during the Lawson boom suddenly found they weren't in sustainable circumstances when the music stopped.
>> No. 14295 Anonymous
29th December 2017
Friday 1:16 pm
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>>14294

>My expectation would be that lots of people start in the good times, then struggle on for a bit until the bad times come.

The thing is that during times of considerable economic growth, the market is forgiving towards those that don't allocate resources efficiently. Healthy growth rates can overshadow the fact that somebody who starts their own company or business might not really have the required business acumen to survive long-term. You may be making good money from the word go, but again, there are times when turning a profit is like shooting fish in a barrel. It is usually when growth rates and revenues in an industry decrease that the market will shake out those again who aren't using their resources efficiently enough. If you survive your first recession with your newly founded business, then that might be an indication that your business is here to stay. There is such a thing as Darwinian selection in the business world, where startups (but also established companies) will only survive if they are among the fittest, and where frequent catastrophes will hone the survival skills of those who make it past such a catastrophe. Just look at all those dotcom companies. Only a scarce handful of them survived the Internet boom of the late 1990s. The overwhelming majority of them really had no sound business model whatsoever, they had often quite harebrained business ideas, and they were really just along for the ride, because banks and other investors where throwing huge amounts of money at you if you even so much as had a fancy sounding, portmanteau-derived name and your business plan mentioned the words "New Economy", "Internet", "e-commerce", or ".com".

One prominent term in those days was the cash burn rate. It signified the rate at which you were burning through your liquid assets that had been injected into your pseudo company by giddy banks and stock investors who believed the lie. There are stories of startup founders using that money to fly to New York on the Concorde for lunch and champagne, and then back the same night. Just because they could, with the money that banks and investors had entrusted in them. While they were really not (or not yet) turning a single penny of profit on their actual business model. And really ended up not ever turning a penny of profit.

Boom phases are typically also when a successful change of career for somebody who has worked in industry x but wants to work in industry y is most likely. In recessions, you often have people wanting to retrain because nobody is hiring in their line of work, but it's really at times when the economy is booming, or beginning to boom that you should think about a career change. Because at some point, the existing resources in an industry, including skilled and eperienced workers and employees, will be operating at their maximum capacity, and because there will be no more trained personnel to hire, employers will be ready to make compromises and hire people who haven't worked in a particular field before as such. Going back to the Internet boom again, there were times when advertising agencies were so desperately looking for people who could compose web pages that it was enough if you had spent a few weekends at home teaching yourself HTML and had a cursory understanding of graphics design from fiddling around with a pirated copy of Photoshop.

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>> No. 14213 Anonymous
16th December 2017
Saturday 12:32 pm
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-42378765

I used to adore The Great Egg Race - it was one of those Friday evening, BBC2 events that any thinking person used to watch (see also, The Adventure Game).

They don't seem to make programs like this anymore - I guess Scrapheap Challenge is the nearest. WHY?
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>> No. 14227 Anonymous
17th December 2017
Sunday 11:01 pm
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Yeah, like, if they were building a vehicle that needed an engine, they would find exactly the kind they needed in perfect working order in the destroyed shell of a car, obviously planted there by the producers.
>> No. 14228 Anonymous
18th December 2017
Monday 12:13 am
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I mean, I'm sure there was plenty of fuckery going on, but you'll find plenty of working engines in real life scrapyards.
>> No. 14230 Anonymous
18th December 2017
Monday 1:31 pm
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKPz583WRpQ

Your future is already here. I think a celebrity version of this would work really well.
>> No. 14231 Anonymous
18th December 2017
Monday 4:49 pm
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>they'd quite like to see Christopher Biggins cut his thumb off with a reciprocating saw or one of the cheeky girls setting fire to herself with an acetylene torch.

I'd watch it.

Maybe this is how Gladiators got started in ancient Rome; first came the struggling remake with an outdated format, then they got C-list celebrities in to perform ever more extreme bush-tucker challenges for the ratings.
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20th December 2017
Wednesday 9:04 pm
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One time they had to make zepplin/hot air balloons, and a team just happened to look in a car boot and find huge sheets of some fucking silvery aeronautical tarpaulin stuff to craft into a balloon.

You just have to picture the real life situation where a man chucked his car away, then got home all like 'Oh crumbs, I forgot that NASA UFO bedsheet shit I drove a falling apart car many hours away to buy from some kind of specialist source. I can afford only to buy a new car, or new UFO clingfilm, but not both.'

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