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>> 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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>>13413
Huge ships are full of them.
>> No. 13422 Anonymous
21st August 2017
Monday 10:11 pm
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>>13421
Wanna know what else is full of seamen?
>> No. 13425 Anonymous
21st August 2017
Monday 10:54 pm
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>>13422

Boats.
>> No. 13426 Anonymous
21st August 2017
Monday 11:00 pm
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>>13422
A submarine.
>> No. 13427 Anonymous
21st August 2017
Monday 11:05 pm
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>>13422
UR MUM M8

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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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>>13068
As long as it's not Stephen Mulhern.
>> No. 13074 Anonymous
19th June 2017
Monday 7:37 am
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>>13068
Dec & Dyer.

Commission a series immediately.
>> No. 13075 Anonymous
19th June 2017
Monday 10:45 am
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>>13067
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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>>13073
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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>>13407
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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>>13411

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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>>13416
I guess that makes me no fool.
>> No. 13420 Anonymous
21st August 2017
Monday 8:05 pm
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>>13411
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.

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>> No. 13314 Anonymous
18th August 2017
Friday 12:03 pm
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https://harpers.org/archive/2017/09/public-enemy/

>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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>>13338
Travel broadens the mind.
>> No. 13341 Anonymous
19th August 2017
Saturday 8:12 pm
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>>13334
It isn't called the placebo effect without good reason
>> No. 13342 Anonymous
19th August 2017
Saturday 8:23 pm
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>>13338
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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>>13314
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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>>13343
A clever twat is still a twat.

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>> No. 13115 Anonymous
13th July 2017
Thursday 7:28 pm
13115 Balearic Islands plead for alcohol ban on flights
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/12/baleric-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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>>13121

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.

>>13120

>Ergh

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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>>13118

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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>>13123

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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>>13118
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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>>13204

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.

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>> 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.

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/aug/12/my-son-vents-his-anger-about-the-housing-crisis-to-a-distant-relation

>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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>>13230

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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>>13240

>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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>>13216
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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>>13104
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.
http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/finsbury-park-igloo-attack-latest-theresa-may-internet-crackdown-justification-terrorism-web-a7797281.html

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.

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>>13103
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'?

>>13104
I can't imagine the van helped matters.
>> No. 13111 Anonymous
19th June 2017
Monday 11:28 pm
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>>13110
I think it is better to ban vans.
>> No. 13112 Anonymous
19th June 2017
Monday 11:35 pm
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>>13110
She really has no morals whatsoever. Christ.
>> No. 13113 Anonymous
19th June 2017
Monday 11:45 pm
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>>13110
>getting mysterious flu-like symptoms that never quite go away.

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

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>> No. 13044 Anonymous
3rd June 2017
Saturday 11:04 pm
13044 UAE email leak
https://theintercept.com/2017/06/03/hacked-emails-show-top-uae-diplomat-coordinating-with-pro-israel-decepticon-think-tank-against-iran/

>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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>>13048
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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>>13049
Both. I"m not even joking. These people aren't rational. That's why their governments can't just come out as Israeli allies.
>> No. 13055 Anonymous
10th June 2017
Saturday 6:20 pm
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>>13044

/boo/

http://www.intrepidreport.com/archives/21394
>> No. 13056 Anonymous
12th June 2017
Monday 5:29 pm
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https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20170612-somalia-turns-down-80m-to-cut-ties-with-qatar/#.WT6hCKpOyt4

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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>>13056
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.

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

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-39899646
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-39901382

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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>>12814
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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>>12821
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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>>13034
>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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>>13034
ARE KIM has his prisoner gremlins coding 24/7 on ancient PC's. Like monkeys on Typewriters, trying to get the best hacks.

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>> 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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>>12992
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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>>12996

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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>>13000
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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>>13000
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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>>12996
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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>> No. 12648 Anonymous
19th May 2017
Friday 7:13 pm
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http://news.met.police.uk/news/statement-on-julian-assange-242877

>Whilst Mr Assange was wanted on a European Arrest Warrant (EAW) for an extremely serious offence, the MPS response reflected the serious nature of that crime. Now that the situation has changed and the Swedish authorities have discontinued their investigation into that matter, Mr Assange remains wanted for a much less serious offence. The MPS will provide a level of resourcing which is proportionate to that offence.

>The MPS will not comment further on the operational plan.

>The priority for the MPS must continue to be arresting those who are currently wanted in the Capital in connection with serious violent or sexual offences for the protection of Londoners.
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>> No. 12687 Anonymous
21st May 2017
Sunday 2:20 pm
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>All but one of his alleged victims recanted
No, the offences timed out. That's not the same thing at all.

>if the British authorities had gotten a hold of him he would have been put on a plane to the US, not Sweden.
Nonsense. The EAW was pretty much the only thing guaranteeing that wouldn't happen. The UK was bound by international law to turn him over to Sweden. They couldn't let him walk, and they couldn't send him anywhere else. Sweden unequivocably had first dibs. Anything else would have caused an international incident.

>If he can make it back to Sweden
... he will be arrested and questioned for the one allegation that remains. They've dropped it for now, but they're entirely entitled to pick it up again at any time until that too times out in 2020.
>> No. 12689 Anonymous
21st May 2017
Sunday 2:24 pm
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>>12687
But all but one did recant, didn't they? Simply because the offense timed out doesn't have much (read: any) bearing on that.
>> No. 12691 Anonymous
21st May 2017
Sunday 2:32 pm
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>>12689
>But all but one did recant, didn't they?
What is it with people just repeating themselves lately?
>> No. 12693 Anonymous
21st May 2017
Sunday 2:42 pm
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>>12691
Different person. This is the nature of an anonymous imageboard, etc., etc.

Turns out then, that at least two people have noticed your "mistake".
>> No. 12695 Anonymous
21st May 2017
Sunday 2:57 pm
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>>12693
>Turns out then, that at least two people have noticed your "mistake".
I think you mean "at least two people have made the same mistake".

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>> No. 12547 Anonymous
7th May 2017
Sunday 1:40 pm
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>Under the Defamation Act 2009 a person who publishes or utters blasphemous material "shall be guilty of an offence". They are be liable upon conviction on indictment to a fine not exceeding €25,000.

>The specific complaint relates to an interview conducted on 'The Meaning of Life' with Mr Fry. During the show the comedian and writer was questioned about what he might say to God at the pearly gates.

>Mr Fry replied: "How dare you create a world in which there is such misery? It’s not our fault? It’s not right. It’s utterly, utterly evil. Why should I respect a capricious, mean-minded, stupid god who creates a world which is so full of injustice and pain?"

>He went on to say that if he was met by the Greek gods he would accept them quicker because, "they didn’t present themselves as being all seeing, all wise, all beneficent."

>He added: "Because the god who created this universe, if it was created by god, is quite clearly a maniac, an utter maniac, totally selfish.

>"We have to spend our lives on our knees thanking him. What kind of god would do that?"
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>> No. 12607 Anonymous
10th May 2017
Wednesday 3:21 pm
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Pretty tiresome to see well worn attacks on theism posed with such obvious and unmerited self-satisfaction. Congrats, you've made it past the part of your childhood when you didn't question anything. If you're interested in an actual response to the questions you're posing, there exists a wealth of apologetics freely available for your perusal which attempt to address them. If not, don't bother, you're not impressing anybody.
>> No. 12608 Anonymous
10th May 2017
Wednesday 3:42 pm
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>>12606

I should have said that my degree isn't in European law. As part of my business degree, at some point I developed a tentative interest in European law, so I attended a lecture or two on it towards the end of uni.

The professor's point was much more to shed light on how a country started over, after a period of history as disruptive to its own self as the Third Reich.

We also talked about the new post-Apartheid South African constitution, btw. Again very interestingly, the post-war German constitution served as a blueprint for a number of aspects of the new South African constitution. You even had law professors from German universities helping in the process of writing it. Our professor said he was friends with a law professor from Hamburg (?), who was part of a delegation of seasoned constitutional law experts visiting South Africa numerous times in the early to mid 1990s.
>> No. 12645 Anonymous
14th May 2017
Sunday 2:32 pm
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I'm coming to like the idea that we've just replaced religion with a more postmodern sort of civic-religion. Where instead of not believing in the lies you're generally told by society, we come over more to being smugly sceptical of things even as we proceed with the rituals anyway.

I'm not actually clever enough to reiterate it properly, but I still like it as a basic idea, and I don't think I'd be too wide of the mark to say it's essentially down to Christianity outliving it's usefulness to modern capitalism and getting the bullet. The randian superman shall inherit the earth -- BY WINNING THIS WEEK'S EPISODE OF THE GREAT BRITISH BAKE OFF!
>> No. 12646 Anonymous
17th May 2017
Wednesday 12:19 am
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Something not mentioned in this thread that I've seen elsewhere is that blasphemy is in the Irish constitution. There's a sort of meme going around which says that the 2009 law was introduced deliberately to be unenforceable, because to remove blasphemy from the constitution would take a referendum.

This is true enough, but it makes the law sound counter-intuitively brilliant, when it's not. The law needs to go, and the referendum needs to happen.

First, it doesn't matter if the law is enforceable or not if people are ignorant of its purpose and choose to self-censor. This is exactly what happened with the Scientology documentaries Going Clear and My Scientology Movie. Neither could find a distributor in Ireland because of fear of prosecution[1].

Second, under the government's 'Programme for Partnership', they pledge towards the end, section 8B on Constitutional Reform,

"We propose that a number of referenda be held. These include referenda on:
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* The question of amending Article 40.6.1(i) of the Constitution to remove the offence
of blasphemy" [2]

This should be morally binding, more enforceable than a manifesto pledge. Obviously politicians lie and don't always fulfil every promise, but the current govt aren't supposed to be avoiding a referendum, as some people think.

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>> No. 12647 Anonymous
17th May 2017
Wednesday 12:51 am
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These sorts of laws are tools. You'll sometimes hear them euphemistically referred to as "ways and means". On the one hand, they're there to provide a way of dealing with someone you might not otherwise be able to deal with. For example, if someone's getting a bit rough and a police officer happens to hear them swear, expect that person to be booked for s.5 Public Order Act, left in the cells to cool down and released without charge in the morning. Of course, since the law is there, the temptation exists to use it, as routinely happens in the case of s.5 across the country, where eventually either the CPS drops the charges before trial, or the court adds yet another case to the long list of decisions stating that, due to the nature of the job, front line officers have no business being alarmed or distressed by a bit of language.

Some of our older users may remember the time Iceland was briefly declared a terrorist state in order to freeze assets for a completely unrelated reason. It's the same problem that afflicts things like the Investigatory Powers Act, and should really have been at the heart of the Brexit legislation - once the powers exist, there's no effective check on how they can be used.

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>> No. 12581 Anonymous
9th May 2017
Tuesday 11:23 am
12581 Kelvin Mackenzie to leave The Sun after Ross Barkley column
Sun sees sense shocker.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-39854061

Of course, given how it came about, I get the feeling they still won't be buying it in Liverpool.
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>> No. 12583 Anonymous
9th May 2017
Tuesday 11:27 am
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It's just so odd to see a national paper that has it out for a city. Really weird.
>> No. 12584 Anonymous
9th May 2017
Tuesday 12:02 pm
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It doesn't really help that the man's an insufferable cunt.

There are suggestions that this is a token move to give Ofcom the impression that News Corp properties take things like this seriously, just as they have at Fox News.

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>> No. 12450 Anonymous
2nd April 2017
Sunday 10:07 pm
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>Croydon 'hate crime'

>The boy was with two friends late on Friday night at a bus stop in Croydon when he was approached by a group of about eight people, who demanded to know where he was from. After saying he was seeking asylum, the gang chased and attacked him.

>The teenager, a Kurdish Iranian aged 17, was left unconscious after receiving repeated blows to the head. On Sunday he was said to be in a serious but stable condition in hospital. The other two youths suffered minor injuries.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/apr/01/asylum-seeker-fights-for-life-after-hate-attack-in-london

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-39470487
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>> No. 12483 Anonymous
5th April 2017
Wednesday 2:02 pm
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I heard similar about that Polish fella who was killed last year by a gang of kids in another Southern shithole. They were up to no good and were going to gang up and attack someone regardless.
>> No. 12542 Anonymous
7th May 2017
Sunday 1:22 am
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>> No. 12543 Anonymous
7th May 2017
Sunday 1:30 am
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>>12542

A post like this, on a month old thread? You seem like quite the refugee yourself, pal.
>> No. 12544 Anonymous
7th May 2017
Sunday 1:44 am
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>>12543

They're not refugees, they're economic migrants.
>> No. 12545 Anonymous
7th May 2017
Sunday 4:29 am
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Then what's your cunting excuse, twat?

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