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>> 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?
>> No. 13425 Anonymous
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.
>> No. 13427 Anonymous
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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>> No. 13388 Anonymous
21st August 2017
Monday 11:14 am
13388 CPS hate crime guidelines
There is no legal definition of hostility so we use the everyday understanding of the word which includes ill-will, spite, contempt, prejudice, unfriendliness, antagonism, resentment and dislike.

The police are being flooded with online fraud claims at the moment - 40% of all crimes reported to them are online-fraud based. They are struggling to cope.

The new CPS guidelines on what constitutes hate crime are completely potty. While countering extremism should be a high priority for all of us, "unfriendliness and dislike" towards another could constitute a hate crime? This is madness.

The Police will end up spending all their time, money and effort responding as "moderators" of the internet. That simply won't scale.

Is there a better way?
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>> No. 13415 Anonymous
21st August 2017
Monday 7:30 pm
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Thank you. I've been meaning to learn the difference and now I've made a little flashcard and attached it to my monitor.
>> No. 13416 Anonymous
21st August 2017
Monday 7:31 pm
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A fool, an utter fool, could fathom the point >>13409 was trying to make. But not you.
>> No. 13418 Anonymous
21st August 2017
Monday 7:37 pm
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I guess that makes me no fool.
>> No. 13420 Anonymous
21st August 2017
Monday 8:05 pm
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Haha! I still read it. I'm so smart me.
>> No. 13436 Anonymous
23rd August 2017
Wednesday 9:57 am
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Hate, or expression thereof, is not a crime. To assert otherwise is an absurd notion, and our government (which wrongly claims to be conservative) has gone off the deep end.

>> No. 13314 Anonymous
18th August 2017
Friday 12:03 pm
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>the court: Sir, we are going to excuse you. Juror Number 47, please come up.

>juror no. 47: He’s the most hated man in America. In my opinion, he equates with Bernie Madoff with the drugs for pregnant women going from $15 to $750. My parents are in their eighties. They’re struggling to pay for their medication. My mother was telling me yesterday how my father’s cancer drug is $9,000 a month.

>the court: The case is going to come before you on evidence that you must consider fairly and with an open mind.

>juror no. 47: I would find that difficult.

>the court: And that’s based on your parents’ experience with medication?

>juror no. 47: It’s based on people working very hard for their money. He defrauded his company and his investors, and that’s not right.

>the court: Ma’am, we’re going to excuse you. Juror Number 52, how are you?
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>> No. 13339 Anonymous
19th August 2017
Saturday 6:44 pm
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Travel broadens the mind.
>> No. 13341 Anonymous
19th August 2017
Saturday 8:12 pm
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It isn't called the placebo effect without good reason
>> No. 13342 Anonymous
19th August 2017
Saturday 8:23 pm
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I don't have to meet any Americans to know they're idiots.
>> No. 13343 Anonymous
19th August 2017
Saturday 9:25 pm
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I thought he was quite the twat - I then watched a couple of his YouTube articles, the one where he models eBay in Excel is particularly impressive. Completely changed my view of him.
>> No. 13347 Anonymous
20th August 2017
Sunday 10:16 am
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A clever twat is still a twat.

>> No. 13115 Anonymous
13th July 2017
Thursday 7:28 pm
13115 Balearic Islands plead for alcohol ban on flights

Authorities in the Balearic Islands, home to the party resorts of Ibiza and Mallorca, have asked Spain and the European Union to ban alcohol on flights and in airports as they battle “anti-social tourism”.

The plea comes after recent, much-publicised reports of drunken brawls or alcohol-fuelled sexual antics on flights to an archipelago that attracts millions of visitors every year – with many flocking to resorts notorious for their sex and booze excess.
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>> No. 13122 Anonymous
13th July 2017
Thursday 10:49 pm
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That is certainly true (I'm >>13119 lad). If you go to places like Cala Rajada or Alcudia, things are much more laid back there. The whole east of the island is frequented more by young couples with or without children. We went there in a hire car for a day. It did make me breathe a sigh of relief that the island of Mallorca wasn't invariably a complete shithole. Also, you've got some of the most stunning beaches of the entire Mediterranean there.



Mine was still the most visually pleasing of the lot. Also, she was a proper wrongun in bed. But when I suggested we keep in touch, she said she never did with one night stands, as a rule.

She could have been a bigger germ farm than that monkey in Outbreak. But I had myself tested for various things about a year later, and it came back all clean.

(as a damning indictment of all that is wrong with the NHS, when I got tested for HIV, the nurse at the doctor's office said to me, in front of half a dozen other patients, "Mr Anon, your HIV antibody test kit is ready for you now in room three")
>> No. 13123 Anonymous
13th July 2017
Thursday 11:39 pm
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Fucking nail on the head lad.

I was a wee teenlad when I went to the Balearics and Canaries, both of those times I was too young to drink and I was with my parents most of the time. But fuck me, anywhere the Brits and the Irish go, they are turned into the most torrid of shitholes one can imagine. All those "apart-hotel" complexes are simply containment camps to separate them from the rest of the Europeans.

My parent's logic to stay at these places was that the accommodation can be cheap so we can spend more money driving around and seeing interesting shit outside of these internment camps, and I must say it makes perfect sense now.

I can't wait for Brexit to happen, Spain should shake those expats and tourists off like fleas off a dogs back.
>> No. 13124 Anonymous
14th July 2017
Friday 12:21 am
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They need our money though. Tourism is one of the few sectors of the Spanish economy that are still doing well. They've still got record unemployment there, with a whole generation of 20somethings who have never held a suitable permanent job after their vocational training or higher education and still live with their parents.

If they actually send British expats, and chav tourists packing, they will really only be cutting their own flesh. Beggars can only be choosers to a certain extent.
>> No. 13204 Anonymous
13th August 2017
Sunday 1:45 pm
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Christ. I actually find this post offensive. Mallorca is a beautiful island twice the size of London that has a few shite little party towns taken over by stupid teenlads. If you ignore the whole island because of them you're ignoring the Blue Flag beaches, the pirate coves, the northern mountain ranges, the Son Amar acrobatics shows, the historical buildings of Palma, the romantic fishing ports, and so on. It's a great tourist destination. Fuck Magaluf.
>> No. 13332 Anonymous
19th August 2017
Saturday 12:40 pm
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I went to Mallorca once.

I can't say I was really impressed by it. Yes, you have nice beaches and all that, especially when you venture beyond the obvious tourist trap areas. And don't even get me started about the utter shithole that is Magaluf.

But somehow, Mallorca as a whole didn't do all that much for me. I don't know.

>> No. 13211 Anonymous
13th August 2017
Sunday 2:55 pm
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It's from The Guardian, but it's pretty spot on.


>At a recent family wedding, my 24-year-old son and I became part of a small group chatting amiably over drinks and mini bruschetta. A distant relation (I’ll call him Bill) turned to my son Jake and asked him what he was doing. Jake told him about his MSc.

>“And where are you living?” Bill asked.

>“At home, for the moment.”

>Bill, who must be in his early 60s, smiled, “Lucky you. Your generation are so spoilt.”

>I could see the steam issuing from the top of Jake’s head, and the glitter in his narrowing eyes. I tried to give Bill a warning wave. “Save yourself!” I wanted to yell. “Run for the hills!” But Bill didn’t look like a sprinter, and it was too late anyway.

>Jake put his head on one side. “How are we spoilt, exactly?”
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>> No. 13232 Anonymous
13th August 2017
Sunday 7:03 pm
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Boomers deserve the hatred in all honesty. The self-righteous, smug cunts have left future generations with fuck all.
>> No. 13240 Anonymous
13th August 2017
Sunday 10:50 pm
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I was lucky enough to get a 110% mortgage on a detached 3 bedroom house with dining room, large conservatory and a garage from Northern Rock about 15 years ago. This meant I didn't have to put down a deposit and got an extra 10% cash as a loan at the same percentage. Now my house is worth a roughly another 25-40% more than when I bought it.

If I had to buy the same house now I would need to find between 25-35,000 just for a deposit on a mortgage. If you think I got it easy, imagine being someone who bought their council house in the early 80s for like 4k and sold it in the early 2000s for close to 50 times what they paid for it.
>> No. 13241 Anonymous
14th August 2017
Monday 12:18 am
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>If you think I got it easy, imagine being someone who bought their council house in the early 80s for like 4k and sold it in the early 2000s for close to 50 times what they paid for it.

Yeah, like the Boomers.
>> No. 13245 Anonymous
14th August 2017
Monday 12:39 am
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>“If anything,” Jake went on, getting into his stride, “we’re not spoilt, it’s you that’s spoiled it for us. Your generation.

Sadly, that hits the nail on the head.

Things are fucked up for the young generation, and none of it is their fault.

I am kind of glad I am not in my 20s anymore. Being that age was a piece of piss in my day, compared to today.
>> No. 13247 Anonymous
14th August 2017
Monday 1:08 am
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To be honest I don't know if it would take all that much building.
I get the feeling that (although you'd possibly cause a recession by doing it) if we just built a few hundred thousand council houses*, which is something that was a matter of course until the 70s, you could guide the price of market-rents. (And in turn, how much revenue houses can earn as investments.) Even if it would cause a recession to kill this dragon, this is the recession Great Britain had to have.
And while we're at it, get the right to buy to fuck, both for pragmatic and symbolic reasons.

http://wosland.podgamer.com/we-arent-the-99/ quite like this article from a while ago about the political implications of the housing shortage, even if it's a bit more trendy-lefty (and much less sweary) than I'd be.

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>> No. 12708 Anonymous
22nd May 2017
Monday 11:46 pm
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This doesn't look good.
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>> No. 13107 Anonymous
19th June 2017
Monday 10:49 pm
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Of course he would have died anyway. Just probably not right there, right then, shortly after being hit by a van.
>> No. 13110 Anonymous
19th June 2017
Monday 11:08 pm
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>Theresa May has said the Finsbury Park igloo attack justifies her plan to impose a raft of regulations on the internet.
>The Prime Minister was speaking outside 10 Downing Street after a white van ploughed into eskimo worshippers following prayers at the north London igloo, leaving one dead and 10 injured.
>"This Government will act to stamp out extremist and hateful ideology, both across society and on the internet," she said.

For a man with a hammer every problem is a nail I guess. I wonder if Labour will support this or fight it tooth and nail by abstaining on votes or getting mysterious flu-like symptoms that never quite go away.

Lads we're better than this. It's not about snowdrifts it's about low hanging fruit that everyone is going to repeat ad nauseam like we're living in an Eddie Izzard dystopia.

Before you post think, do you really want to lay awake at night in fear of the midnight knock from beret wearing secret police asking 'have you got flaaaag'?

I can't imagine the van helped matters.
>> No. 13111 Anonymous
19th June 2017
Monday 11:28 pm
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I think it is better to ban vans.
>> No. 13112 Anonymous
19th June 2017
Monday 11:35 pm
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She really has no morals whatsoever. Christ.
>> No. 13113 Anonymous
19th June 2017
Monday 11:45 pm
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>getting mysterious flu-like symptoms that never quite go away.

I believe the correct medical term is 'selective diabetes'.

>> No. 13044 Anonymous
3rd June 2017
Saturday 11:04 pm
13044 UAE email leak

>The emails provided so far to the The Intercept show a growing relationship between the United Arab Emirates and the pro-Israel, decepticonservative think tank called the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD).

>On the surface, the alliance should be surprising, as the UAE does not even recognize Israel. But the two countries have worked together in the past against their common adversary, Iran.

>On March 10 of this year, FDD CEO Mark Dubowitz authored an email to both the UAE’s ambassador to the United States, Yousef Al-Otaiba, and FDD Senior Counselor John Hannah — a former deputy national security adviser to Vice President Dick Cheney — with the subject line “Target list of companies investing in Iran, UAE and Saudi Arabia.”

>“Dear, Mr. Ambassador,” Dubowitz wrote. “The attached memorandum details companies listed by country which are doing business with Iran and also have business with the UAE and Saudi Arabia. This is a target list for putting these companies to a choice, as we have discussed.”

>The hacked emails demonstrate a remarkable level of backchannel cooperation between a leading decepticonservative think tank — FDD is funded by pro-Israel billionaire Sheldon Adelson, an ally of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who is one of the largest political donors in the United States — and a Gulf monarchy.

>Israel and the Gulf monarchies have grown closer in recent years, as both sides fear that Iran is moving closer to normalization with the West and will therefore increase its own influence and power in the region. But admissions of the alliance between the two are still rare in public.
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>> No. 13049 Anonymous
4th June 2017
Sunday 1:08 am
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If they're that conservative, you have to ask which you think they hate more, the Jews in Israel or the heretic apostates in Iran.
>> No. 13050 Anonymous
4th June 2017
Sunday 1:25 am
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Both. I"m not even joking. These people aren't rational. That's why their governments can't just come out as Israeli allies.
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10th June 2017
Saturday 6:20 pm
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>> No. 13056 Anonymous
12th June 2017
Monday 5:29 pm
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Why are the Saudis getting so desperate? Something seems off here.
>> No. 13057 Anonymous
12th June 2017
Monday 6:29 pm
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I reckon the Sauds are mindful of the accusations flying around about ISIS funding coming from their country, and so they're trying to make Qatar into a scapegoat.

Perhaps there's some connection to OPEC and the oil production cap, but that's straying a little closer to tinfoil hat territory.

>> No. 12610 Anonymous
12th May 2017
Friday 6:34 pm
12610 Shittypants
The NHS appears to have been the victim of a ransomware attack, which has hit many organisations worldwide.


Apart from the immediate effects, I suppose that this is also going to jumped on by May to push certain mandates in her election campaign.
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>> No. 12832 Anonymous
23rd May 2017
Tuesday 11:40 pm
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You sound insufferable to be honest. I hope the Filipina nurse that wipes your arse when you're old and demented abuses you and sticks a nine inch dildo up your prolapsed arsehole. Fucking cunt.
>> No. 12834 Anonymous
23rd May 2017
Tuesday 11:40 pm
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Looks like I'm not the only one.
>> No. 13034 Anonymous
29th May 2017
Monday 10:36 pm
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I have a guy from The Telegraph here trying to make a documentary on the attack and how it relates to North Korea, does anyone have any believable nonsense I should feed him? I'd feel a little bad about it as he's a nice bloke but it is his job.
>> No. 13035 Anonymous
29th May 2017
Monday 11:04 pm
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>I have a guy from The Telegraph here trying to make a documentary on the attack and how it relates to North Korea
No you don't. But thanks for trying.
>> No. 13038 Anonymous
31st May 2017
Wednesday 10:22 am
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ARE KIM has his prisoner gremlins coding 24/7 on ancient PC's. Like monkeys on Typewriters, trying to get the best hacks.

>> No. 12930 Anonymous
26th May 2017
Friday 6:25 pm
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Why are the newspapers allowed to show election bias but the TV isn't?
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>> No. 12996 Anonymous
27th May 2017
Saturday 9:31 pm
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Why do you think Brown was an economically incompetent Chancellor/Prime Minister?
>> No. 13000 Anonymous
27th May 2017
Saturday 9:42 pm
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For starters, he sold off most of our gold reserves at a historic low price. At the very least, that suggests questionable judgement.
>> No. 13004 Anonymous
27th May 2017
Saturday 9:56 pm
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Not really. There's no real benefit to be gained from holding on to gold, and it was unarguably a good choice to diversify national assets at the time. The fact that it would have been worth more at a later date says nothing much. If you're able to predict with any degree of accuracy long term changes in value of such a speculative asset you don't just have good judgement, you have precognition.
>> No. 13005 Anonymous
27th May 2017
Saturday 9:57 pm
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Is that it? You say for starters. In terms of questionable judgement on the part of Chancellors that doesn't even approach the worst examples, and it certainly wasn't responsible for our "worst ever economic crisis".
>> No. 13012 Anonymous
27th May 2017
Saturday 11:04 pm
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I could go on a long thing but for simplicities sake I'm just going to say PFI was shit and the "will he-won't he?" of the election in 2008 was sheer political ineptitude.

Plus, I mean, the London Underground Public-Private Partnership. Really, I'd rather not de-rail (oops?) the thread into an argument over the 1997-2010 government. I was just playing devil's advocate to stretch out the idea that it's right to say elements of both predictions came true. Every government has instances of incompetence (and thus, can be argued to be incompetent if you so wish.) so it's a pretty easy thing to do.

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