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>> No. 15730 Anonymous
30th July 2018
Monday 12:34 pm
15730 Big tech warns of 'Japan's millennium bug' ahead of Akihito's abdication

>The Japanese calendar counts up from the coronation of a new emperor, using not the name of the emperor, but the name of the era they herald. Akihito’s coronation in January 1989 marked the beginning of the Heisei era, and the end of the Shōwa era that preceded him; and Naruhito’s coronation will itself mark another new era.

>But that brings problems. For one, Akihito has been on the throne for almost the entirety of the information age, meaning that many systems have never had to deal with a switchover in era. For another, the official name of Naruhito’s era has yet to be announced, causing concern for diary publishers, calendar printers and international standards bodies.

>It’s why some are calling it “Japan’s Y2K problem”.
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>> No. 15731 Anonymous
30th July 2018
Monday 3:50 pm
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Okay so it's nothing. Nice Facebook meme.

>> No. 15521 Anonymous
6th June 2018
Wednesday 9:02 pm
15521 Welsh lad dies in Shagaluv

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

But I don't see the point of a sonar device for a muddy shallow lake in Britain. It looks more like some sort of cutesy gadget. You will be much better off going by what you actually see. General knowledge about where you might find your target species in a lake and then taking it from there normally does the trick. In that sense, I think a sonar device like that is cheating.
>> No. 15568 Anonymous
10th June 2018
Sunday 2:12 pm
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This was an interesting video. I enjoyed it.
>> No. 15700 Anonymous
21st July 2018
Saturday 9:43 pm
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In parenthesis

'stupid cunt'

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The reason why you don't hear that much about it all the time is that either a market manipulation is shrouded in enough secrecy to make investigation near impossible, or that the big players, who often have supreme connections to lawmakers, have succeeded in keeping or making it legal in the first place.
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>> No. 15470 Anonymous
23rd May 2018
Wednesday 12:20 pm
15470 New York parents sue 30-year-old son who refuses to move out

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

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

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

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

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

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

Except when he goes alt-right LARPing.
>> No. 15481 Anonymous
23rd May 2018
Wednesday 7:14 pm
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I'm with the parents, dude seems like a wanker.
>> No. 15482 Anonymous
23rd May 2018
Wednesday 7:23 pm
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Evict, or bury under patio? Tough call.
>> No. 15484 Anonymous
23rd May 2018
Wednesday 7:33 pm
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I know what my choice would be.
>> No. 15486 Anonymous
23rd May 2018
Wednesday 8:44 pm
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For a moment, I thought that that was the midget from Fantasy Island.

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

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

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


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

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


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

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

>artist, recently writer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

>> No. 14561 Anonymous
10th April 2018
Tuesday 6:09 pm
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>The 'hero' pensioner cleared of murdering a burglar at his home is reportedly living in fear of his life at a safe house after receiving death threats from the man's associates.

>Richard Osborn-Brooks is believed to be under 24-hour police guard after he was cleared of murdering Henry Vincent. The career criminal, 37, suffered a fatal stab wound during a raid at Mr Osborn-Brooks' home in south east London.

>The 78-year-old homeowner is thought to be in hiding with his disabled wife, Maureen, amid claims Vincent’s relatives and fellow travellers “won’t rest until they get their revenge”.


>Flowers and balloons for Henry Vincent, 37, have been repeatedly attached and then removed from a fence opposite a home in Hither Green, south-east London, where he was killed.

>One neighbour said they saw a car circling the block while the tribute was being erected, which they believe was an attempt to intimidate locals.


I'm assuming you've all heard about the case of the pensioner who killed an intruder. I doubt that's the last we've heard of it, especially if the burglar was a pikey.
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>> No. 14578 Anonymous
11th April 2018
Wednesday 6:53 pm
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Displaying flowers for a deceased family member is considered a scummy thing to do.

Right, OK, sure, nothing to do with gypsies.
>> No. 14580 Anonymous
11th April 2018
Wednesday 6:58 pm
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>Displaying flowers for a deceased family member is considered a scummy thing to do.

Convenient of you to leave out the bit about them displaying flowers on the house he was burgling, the house of the man who killed him in self defence.
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11th April 2018
Wednesday 7:02 pm
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It's a scummy thing to create a shrine outside a house he was in the process of burgling, particularly if the residents of that house have been threatened with a revenge attack by the burglar's family and the residents of the street have also complained of intimidation.

You can cherry pick and attempt to misquote all you like, but it's quite clearly scummy behaviour.
>> No. 14694 Anonymous
15th April 2018
Sunday 5:56 pm
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The gypos have brought balloons and flowers to the shrine as it's Henry Vincent's birthday.

The fruitloops are still there making a stand against it.
>> No. 14939 Anonymous
3rd May 2018
Thursday 6:45 pm
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Ain't no funeral like a pikey funeral.

>> No. 14931 Anonymous
2nd May 2018
Wednesday 9:41 pm
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>Disguised women sneak into Iranian football match

>Several Iranian women have caught people's attention by revealing the lengths they go to to attend a football match.

>Donning beards and wigs, they disguised themselves as men so they could watch their team, Persepolis, play rivals Sepidrood at the Azadi stadium in Tehran last Friday.

>Images of the women at the stadium have been widely shared on both Persian and English social media.

>Although there's no official ban on women going to sporting events in Iran, it is rare for them to attend as they are often refused entry. Prior to the Islamic revolution of 1979, women were allowed to attend sporting events.

>> No. 14869 Anonymous
26th April 2018
Thursday 10:54 pm
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>Dogs cannot get ‘autism’, the British Veterinary Association has warned, after the ‘anti-vaccine’ movement spread to pets.

>'Anti-vaxxers' believe that immunisations have harmful side effects and may be the cause of autism in children - beliefs widely debunked by the medical community.[/i]

>This theory is increasingly being applied to pets, particularly in the US, and there are fears it is spreading to the UK and could cause already low vaccination rates to fall.

>The BVA said: “We are aware of an increase in anti-vaccination pet owners in the US who have voiced concerns that vaccinations may lead to their dogs developing autism-like behaviour.

>“But there is currently no scientific evidence to suggest autism in dogs or a link between vaccination and autism.”
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>> No. 14924 Anonymous
30th April 2018
Monday 8:49 am
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I lived with a couple who had a rabbit as a pet, it wasn't as thick as you're making out. I'm not saying it could solve a puzzle like a Labrador could or work out how to get itself into the fridge to nick food like a cat can, but it was definitely more aware than a fish or an insect. It'd respond to its name and wander about the flat and all that.

I still sort of agree with you, mind, you could get a fluffier, docile cat and have much the same experience. They had to keep it in a pen that took up half their bedroom. Bit daft really.
>> No. 14925 Anonymous
30th April 2018
Monday 12:42 pm
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I think rabbits are simply unremarkable animals. Cats and dogs are really personalities, they have character.

Each of the three family cats we had over the years while I was growing up had its distinct quirks and behaviours.

One of my exes had a pet rabbit, and it would just sit in its cage all day either asleep or munching on some lettuce leaves or carrots. That was basically all it ever did. Even when you let it out to run around the flat, it struck me as quite an unexciting kind of animal.
>> No. 14926 Anonymous
30th April 2018
Monday 1:56 pm
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Cats sleep most of the day too, I don't think they're objectively more entertaining, and I say that as a cat person.

The cat I had as a kid was very active and friendly, mind, she was great. I think if I retire early I'll get a nice energetic dog though, and we'll go on adventures and that.
>> No. 14927 Anonymous
30th April 2018
Monday 2:31 pm
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Fair point, but when cats aren't asleep, I find them massively entertaining.
>> No. 14928 Anonymous
30th April 2018
Monday 2:46 pm
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If you ever look at a "funny rabbit video" on youtube, it will just be doing some extremely unfunny eating.

>> No. 14830 Anonymous
22nd April 2018
Sunday 10:09 pm
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Verne Troyer, who is best known for playing Mini-Me in the Austin Powers films, has died at the age of 49.

Troyer, who was 2ft 8in (81cm) tall, also played Griphook in the first Harry Potter film.

"It is with great sadness and incredibly heavy hearts to write that Verne passed away today," a post on his official Facebook page read.

"Over the years he's struggled and won... but unfortunately this time was too much," it added.

So... what exactly did he die from?
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>> No. 14841 Anonymous
23rd April 2018
Monday 2:13 pm
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You have it the wing way round. "Prey" as human behaviour came first. Biologists named the pattern in nature after it by analogy.
>> No. 14842 Anonymous
23rd April 2018
Monday 5:50 pm
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I didn't realise he was in Harry Potter. I always thought it was the other one.
>> No. 14843 Anonymous
23rd April 2018
Monday 6:06 pm
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The other one is 33% taller.
>> No. 14845 Anonymous
23rd April 2018
Monday 7:12 pm
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The correct unit of measurement for little people is in terms of Subway sandwiches.

Warwick Davies is one Subway taller than Verne Troyer.
>> No. 14846 Anonymous
23rd April 2018
Monday 9:19 pm
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He leaves big shoes to fill. I was certainly stumped when I heard the news.

I guess it teaches you to appreciate the small things in life, which is often how you grow as a person.

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