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>> No. 9521 Anonymous
11th August 2022
Thursday 12:46 am
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Is sharing a flat with a woman an okay decision or should I limit responses to my ad for a new flatmate to men only?

Now before you get mad at me (especially YOU) I've gotten a fair amount of interest in the place but most of it seems to be from women and it makes me wonder: I've been very clear the other room is a mezzanine above the kitchen that, while not exposed, is still pretty weird for a mixed sex accommodation. They might not understand what the word means or they might just be okay with it but I need advice on whether I'm okay with it.

This will take some getting used to. I've even got my own room with walls but I'm in there wanking all day and I'd rather not lose that privilege if someone uses her womanly charms on me.

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>> No. 452571 Anonymous
18th July 2022
Monday 6:48 am
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New weekday thread: apocalyptic edition.
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>> No. 453143 Anonymous
10th August 2022
Wednesday 8:54 pm
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>>453141

>How do you buy drugs nowadays? Do you just go on Snapchat and search "cocaine" or something?

You're not far off, dealers do post deals and their gear on Snapchat now.

The only way I know to get drugs on the internet without first sourcing a real life dealer is through the dark web, but it's a right chew on, and obviously you have to wait longer.
>> No. 453144 Anonymous
10th August 2022
Wednesday 9:22 pm
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>>453143

Can you really get recreational quantities of drugs on the dark web?

I thought it was more a place for your wholesale assault rifle and credit card database shopping.
>> No. 453145 Anonymous
10th August 2022
Wednesday 9:26 pm
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>>453144
You thought very wrong.
>> No. 453147 Anonymous
10th August 2022
Wednesday 10:05 pm
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>>453144

The dark markets are basically eBay for drugs. Not only can you buy two pingers or a quarter of weed, you can buy it from a seller with 99.8% positive feedback and a money-back guarantee. A lot of the sellers are UK-based and offer next day delivery.

It's a bit of a ballache to figure out how to use Tor Browser Bundle and how to buy cryptocurrency safely, but there are plenty of guides available. Once you have figured it out, you'll never have to wait in a McDonalds carpark for some gobshite who has been saying "yeah, I'm just around the corner, I'll be there in a minute" for the last two hours.
>> No. 453148 Anonymous
10th August 2022
Wednesday 10:16 pm
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I think it's fair to say that Louis Theroux has won the internet today.



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>> No. 28140 Anonymous
10th August 2022
Wednesday 8:33 am
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Lads who have smart meters, are they worth it? I'm talking about the 2nd generation ones.
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>> No. 28141 Anonymous
10th August 2022
Wednesday 7:54 pm
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They're moderately useful, but it's more important to just get a sense of what you're actually consuming. If you really don't want to do any maths, then just remember the rule of thumb that all electricity ultimately gets converted to heat - if an appliance doesn't get warm, it isn't using much energy. If you don't mind doing a bit of maths, then read on.

A typical LED light bulb uses about five watts. A phone charger uses about 10 watts when the phone is actually charging and less than 0.1 watts when it's switched off. A laptop uses about 25 watts and a modern desktop PC will use about 80 watts for web browsing up to about 350 watts for gaming. A typical TV uses about 65 watts. A tumble dryer uses about 1,500 watts. A fan heater uses about 1,800 watts. A power shower uses about 7,500 watts.

You're charged for electricity in kilowatt hours - one thousand watts for one hour. The current price cap for electricity is 28p per kWh.

With these basic facts, it's then straightforward to calculate what daily activities are actually costing you. Charging your phone costs about 6p a week. Leaving a lightbulb switched on all week will cost you about 22p. Eight hours of TV costs about 15p. Tumble drying a load of laundry costs about 63p. A ten minute shower costs about 35p. Running a fan heater costs about 50p per hour.

The label on the back of an appliance will tell you the maximum power consumption, but that's not necessarily representative of the actual consumption in use. You can buy a plug-in power meter for less than £20 that will give you both real-time and average consumption figures for individual appliances.
>> No. 28142 Anonymous
10th August 2022
Wednesday 9:00 pm
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I don't have a smart meter, but I have been actively discouraged from getting one by someone who has one. Her bills went up massively when she got one. Also, apparently they can just switch your electricity off remotely if you don't pay your bills, which they can't do if you haven't got a smart meter.

I was actually going to get one a few years ago, and the man showed up with it to install it, and it was the size of a shoebox and would not fit where my current postcard-sized smart meter is, so he just replaced the old one for something to do and then he left. But that could have been a first-generation one.
>> No. 28143 Anonymous
10th August 2022
Wednesday 9:01 pm
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I don't have a smart meter, but I have been actively discouraged from getting one by someone who has one. Her bills went up massively when she got one. Also, apparently they can just switch your electricity off remotely if you don't pay your bills, which they can't do if you haven't got a smart meter.

I was actually going to get one a few years ago, and the man showed up with it to install it, and it was the size of a shoebox and would not fit where my current postcard-sized NON-smart meter is for fuck's sake please delete my wrong post, so he just replaced the old one for something to do and then he left. But that could have been a first-generation one.
>> No. 28144 Anonymous
10th August 2022
Wednesday 10:15 pm
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>>28143

>I don't have a smart meter, but I have been actively discouraged from getting one by someone who has one. Her bills went up massively when she got one.

Smart meters are more accurate than traditional meters, so either she was previously benefiting from an incredibly poorly-calibrated meter or (more likely) she hadn't given a meter reading for ages and her estimated consumption was much lower than her actual consumption.

>apparently they can just switch your electricity off remotely if you don't pay your bills

Smart meters have the technical capability to do that, but suppliers aren't allowed to do it under OFGEM rules - any disconnection requires a welfare check to ensure that the customer isn't vulnerable.

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>> No. 453113 Anonymous
10th August 2022
Wednesday 7:54 am
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Energy bills forecast to hit over £4,200 a year

Energy bills for a typical household could hit £4,266 next year, consultancy Cornwall Insight has warned. The higher estimate means the average household would be paying £355 a month, instead of £164 a month currently.

Cornwall cited regulator Ofgem's decision to change the price cap every three months instead of six and higher wholesale prices for its high forecast.


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-62475171

People fall behind on energy bills before huge rise

Many households are falling behind on energy payments with total debt owed three times higher than in September last year, a survey has suggested. Almost a quarter of households owe £206 on average, according to comparison site Uswitch, which surveyed 2,000.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-62483770

In all seriousness, how do I not die over the winter?
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>> No. 453136 Anonymous
10th August 2022
Wednesday 4:37 pm
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Government handouts will simply increase inflation because people will spend them on gas and they do nothing to increase the supply of gas.

In the medium term the problem will fix itself because people are finally being motivated to build proper housing, invest in renewables and fix leaky gas connections.

If the government want to do something they should subsidise these activities, because they will actually reduce the demand for gas rather than just reducing the purchasing power of the pound. The US just passed a massive spending package to do exactly this.
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10th August 2022
Wednesday 4:59 pm
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Of course, all of that would have been much cheaper if we did it when interest rates were practically zero. It's the pandemic all over again - we have a government that reliably does the right thing only when all other options have been exhausted.
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10th August 2022
Wednesday 5:51 pm
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>>453136

>The US just passed a massive spending package to do exactly this.

Oh did they.

Just wait til you see what actually comes out the other side of that package.

700bn sounds like a lot, but then you realise it's over ten years. Then you realise that's barely even equivalent to the defence budget for one year. Then you realise the infrastructure deficit is estimated to be two and a half TRILLION.

70bn a year is a drop in the ocean. That bill is a loaday pish.
>> No. 453139 Anonymous
10th August 2022
Wednesday 6:25 pm
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Ah! So that's why it was called the Inflation Reduction Bill. I saw the Inflation Reduction Bill had passed, and they were saying it was going to be great for the environment, and I couldn't make the link. I guess the massive government expenditure to reduce fuel dependency will reduce the petrol and gas prices from inflating so much, even though it's the government giving people more money. Thank you for clearing that up. It's still an awful name, though.
>> No. 453146 Anonymous
10th August 2022
Wednesday 9:29 pm
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civilisation is always fucking up because people are morons example no. 32573823

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>> No. 15041 Anonymous
10th May 2018
Thursday 5:43 pm
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>Drag queens banned from performing at Free Pride Glasgow event over fears acts will offend trans people

[...]

>The organisation said in a statement that it hopes to create a safe space for all members of the LGBTQIA+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, intersex, asexual) community, and that while the decision may "disappoint" some people "the needs of the most marginalised groups within our community come first."

[...]

>Free Pride Glasgow said: “It was felt that it [drag performance] would make some of those who were transgender or questioning their gender uncomfortable. It was felt by the group within the Trans/Non Binary Caucus that some drag performance, particularly cis drag, hinges on the social view of gender and making it into a joke, however transgender individuals do not feel as though their gender identity is a joke.”


Life rarely takes the piss out of itself like this. It almost sounds like the plot of a South Park episode.
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>> No. 39066 Anonymous
5th August 2022
Friday 8:07 am
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Love a good outburst when it's your chosen people being discussed.
>> No. 39067 Anonymous
5th August 2022
Friday 9:09 am
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Purpz, I'll buy you a new video card if you make sure this thread is kiboshed and buried under flagstones.
>> No. 39068 Anonymous
5th August 2022
Friday 9:26 am
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You just have to make a new gender bender megathread and they'll lock the old one. Then we can go round in the same circles over and over again.
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10th August 2022
Wednesday 8:55 pm
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Nothing to discuss; I just think this was really, really funny.
>> No. 39097 Anonymous
10th August 2022
Wednesday 9:20 pm
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>> No. 62741 R4GE
19th March 2019
Tuesday 3:21 pm
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Vorderman from the front.
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>> No. 71217 Crabkiller
25th July 2022
Monday 12:51 pm
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gilfs are going mainstream lads
well done
>> No. 71218 Moralfag
26th July 2022
Tuesday 11:05 am
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>>71217
Feet look a bit gouty. 3/10.
>> No. 71225 YubYub
3rd August 2022
Wednesday 9:13 pm
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Vorderman on her holibobs.
>> No. 71236 Crabkiller
8th August 2022
Monday 12:15 pm
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Vorderman's still on her holibobs.
>> No. 71237 Paedofag
10th August 2022
Wednesday 4:57 pm
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Vorderman showing off her abs.

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>> No. 5125 Anonymous
10th August 2022
Wednesday 3:15 pm
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Hypothetically speaking, would my pond goldfish survive if I released them into a little local freshwater river?
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>> No. 5126 Anonymous
10th August 2022
Wednesday 3:29 pm
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https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/may/25/shiny-but-deadly-dont-throw-goldfish-in-rivers-pet-owners-told

Goldfish are members of the cyprinidae family, which means they are cousins of carp and minnow. They are accustomed to low-oxygen environments like the bottom of a pond, so they should have no problem surviving in a river, as rivers are often much more oxygen rich. The only question is if your species can tolerate near-freezing temperatures in winter. Most goldfish can, but I think there are some tropical varieties that would struggle.

But yeah, as the Guardian says, it's probably a bad idea for other reasons.
>> No. 5127 Anonymous
10th August 2022
Wednesday 4:09 pm
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I won't be lectured on invasive species by a man with children.

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>> No. 28571 Anonymous
17th May 2019
Friday 1:05 am
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It appears largethreadmodlad has also locked the previous iteration of this thread; Mark VIII it is, then.

I take perfect care of my nails. I don't bite them, I cut in the standard flat formation every 3-5 days, and scrub under them in the shower. So why the actual fuck are my cuticles bleeding? Putting the plaster over to catch the blood means I can't play my bass properly, and that pisses me off.
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>> No. 33480 Anonymous
9th August 2022
Tuesday 7:32 pm
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I thought we discussed this months back and soldiers never wear this bit because it's a ballache, so to speak.

Either way, it's happened to someone.
>> No. 33481 Anonymous
10th August 2022
Wednesday 1:58 pm
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Feeling very bloated today and I have a bit of a tummy ache. Think I'm constipated, come to think of it I haven't had a really good dump since about last Friday.

Proper spoils your day that.
>> No. 33482 Anonymous
10th August 2022
Wednesday 2:22 pm
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Lay off the scag, m8.
>> No. 33483 Anonymous
10th August 2022
Wednesday 2:58 pm
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We have to ban clothes shops asking for email addresses. It's twisted, it's immoral, it must be brought to a swift and violent end.
>> No. 33484 Anonymous
10th August 2022
Wednesday 4:06 pm
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But how will you be notified when your clothes have been dispatched? Or are you shopping in person? I hugely prefer physical shopping, but nearly all my clothes shopping is done online because the clothes I buy can genuinely be less than half-price online sometimes.

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>> No. 9544 Anonymous
26th June 2013
Wednesday 10:29 pm
/nom/9544 Recipes only, no comments. Stickied

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>> No. 15172 Anonymous
5th June 2022
Sunday 4:29 pm
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My Nigerian neighbours cook this every weekend. It smells lovely out in the garden.
>> No. 15234 Anonymous
31st July 2022
Sunday 4:05 pm
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If you put some golden syrup on normal cornflakes, it's an acceptable emergency substitute for crunchy nut corn flakes.
>> No. 15235 Anonymous
2nd August 2022
Tuesday 11:24 pm
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This on toast.
>> No. 15238 Anonymous
10th August 2022
Wednesday 1:24 pm
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>> No. 23449 Anonymous
16th December 2020
Wednesday 11:00 pm
/v/23449 What are you watching right now?
I suppose we need a /v/ equivalent of the /e/ and /beat/ threads.

I've started watching Life on Mars again, but this time in HD on Netflix, and have only just realised it was filmed on... film. That or transferred to film and re-digitised for Netflix. The version Netflix has is absolutely covered in dust marks.
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>> No. 24497 Anonymous
3rd August 2022
Wednesday 9:26 am
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I've not seen it. Maybe that's why I'm the only one who's not obsessed with fatties and Carol Vorderman.
>> No. 24498 Anonymous
3rd August 2022
Wednesday 1:06 pm
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If you don't like fatties OR Carol Vorderman, could you perhaps be gay?
>> No. 24499 Anonymous
10th August 2022
Wednesday 12:01 am
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I'm trying to watch Cracker. It's reputation has had me believe it's very good, but halfway through the first episode it's so cliche ridden I'm really struggling.
>> No. 24500 Anonymous
10th August 2022
Wednesday 12:36 am
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>>24499

It's the same if you go back and watch anything that was really influential - it seems really hack because you've already seen the things it influenced. I recently had a similar experience with Hill Street Blues.
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10th August 2022
Wednesday 1:00 am
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I see what you're saying. I still think it just lays it on a bit thick, even for the time. Inspector Frost always got his man, but he wasn't also an unassailable alpha-dog super-bastard. If one person could have told Fitz he was a bellend or his wife had said he was twice as fat and half as interesting as when they met, just something, I think it would be much less grating. The period in which Cracker was written was also, as far as I can tell, one in which psychology was far, far more respected, revered even, than it is now. So much so it's almost totally alien to me. He comes to the doorstep of a family whom have just learned their daughter was murdered and he says, "I'm a psychologist, I can help find him"; I'd have hosed him off in their position.

I'm not packing it in after a single episode, regardless.

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>> No. 5456 Anonymous
4th April 2014
Friday 3:02 am
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This was really good.
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>> No. 7410 Anonymous
12th July 2022
Tuesday 10:15 am
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>> No. 7411 Anonymous
15th July 2022
Friday 11:42 pm
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Either of you two read any of the Malazan Book of the Fallen series? I'm thinking of starting it but reviews remain sharply divided between it either being poorly written rubbish or a work of genius. By all accounts it's not something fit for audiobook given you need to pay attention and infer events.

It feels like a massive commitment and I like to a finish series once I start you see.
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23rd July 2022
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I'm not really sure what I made of this, but I didn't entirely know what to expect going into it. I felt quite detached reading it.
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3rd August 2022
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I really liked this.
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9th August 2022
Tuesday 9:46 pm
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Americans unleash a bioweapon in Afghanistan. The bioweapon spreads and within four years it has killed almost all of the world although it doesn't matter until it reaches American soil, fuck everyone else.

The first half of the book jumps in time between scientists a) frantically trying to halt the spread of the virus, developing an antidote and creating robotic 'mothers' to care for genetically modified children who aren't affected by the bioweapon in case humanity is wiped out and b) the future where the mothers are raising their children in the desert in Arizona. The latter is interesting but the former is rather dull, particularly as there's a very American and very ham-fisted obsession with the ethnicities of the characters and also because there's a fair bit of jargon as the author seems more interested in showing off her technical knowledge (she's a biochemist) rather than telling a good story. The children are also quite poorly written.

The second half is concerned with the mothers taking their children to a compound in California for safety while the surviving scientists try to make contact and ultimately release them to a tribe of Hopi who've been unaffected by the bioweapon which is still in the air. The mothers who were good and were thought to have turned bad turn out to be good all along. You soon realise in this half you've been railroaded from a story which could have gone anywhere into a rather unimaginative rescue mission where everything turns out just fine and dandy in the end.

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>> No. 33825 Anonymous
30th May 2021
Sunday 1:47 pm
/news/33825 Coronavirus #4
Thread #2 was over 1,700 posts long; thread #3 (>>27266) is now close to 2,800 replies and no longer loads on my phone at work. Let's have a new, hopefully final thread.

The current situation:
Everything is expected to reopen on the 21st of June 2021.
It might not, because cases are rising from the lesser reopenings and the dreaded Indian variant.
Vaccination is going well in rich countries. UK deaths are ~10/day.
Speculation is starting again that the virus might have escaped from the Wuhan Institute of Virology, because it's such an intriguing coincidence, but reasonable people do not currently believe it was a deliberate Chinese conspiracy.
India is currently the country with the worst COVID-19 horror stories.

Will Dominic Cummings give any more evidence about the ineptitude of government handling, or has he said everything he wanted to say now?
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>> No. 39051 Anonymous
3rd August 2022
Wednesday 8:37 pm
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Almost 1.9% of the overall inflation in June was energy bills going up alone.
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Base rate up to 1.75%. Inflation expected to peak at over 13% in October and it could still be over 10% this time next year. Recession to start in the final quarter of this year due to the trebling of energy prices and expected to last for five quarters.

Was it worth it?
>> No. 39092 Anonymous
9th August 2022
Tuesday 8:39 pm
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China has discovered a potentially fatal new virus that is believed to have been passed to humans by shrews, according to reports.

The Langya Henipavirus, known as “Langya,” has already infected 35 people, although no one has died or suffered a serious illness, says Taiwan’s Centers for Disease Control as per a report in The Taipei Times. The outlet also noted that the virus has so far been found in China’s Shandong and Henan provinces, and human-to-human transmission has not yet been reported.

Twenty-six of the patients have reportedly been hit by flu-like symptoms, including fever, tiredness, cough, headache, and vomiting. The new virus is in the Henipavirus family, which has two previously identified viruses, the Hendra virus and Nipah virus. There is no vaccine and, in severe cases, it can have a fatality rate of up to 75 per cent, according to the World Health Organization.


https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/china-langya-virus-human-shrews-b2141732.html

Chinks need to fuck the fuck off.
>> No. 39093 Anonymous
9th August 2022
Tuesday 8:44 pm
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9th August 2022
Tuesday 9:09 pm
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>China has discovered
>Taiwan’s Cent[re]s for Disease Control as per a report in The Taipei Times
Well at least we have seemingly dodged that particular conflict.

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>> No. 39052 Anonymous
3rd August 2022
Wednesday 9:20 pm
/news/39052 Eleven accused of child sex ring and 'witchcraft' in Glasgow
♪ I told the witch doctor, I was in love with you
Doh, doh, doh, doh
I told the witch doctor, I was in love with you
Doh, doh, doh, doh
And than the witch doctor, he told me what to do
He told me... ♪


>It was claimed the children were raped at different times while some of the group did "clap, cheer and verbally encourage" as well as video it.

>One young girl was said to have been shut in a microwave. It is also alleged the children were forced to take part in satanic "seances" and made to kill animals.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-62384842
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>> No. 39075 Anonymous
7th August 2022
Sunday 5:07 pm
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"Jews did it" is not much of an argument.
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7th August 2022
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If it's good enough for Ronaldo.
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8th August 2022
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Bit much.
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8th August 2022
Monday 12:01 pm
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This thread sucks.
>> No. 39094 Anonymous
9th August 2022
Tuesday 9:06 pm
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Make your own thread then.

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>> No. 36687 Anonymous
21st January 2022
Friday 7:58 pm
/news/36687 Ukraine Crisis
Let's take a break from Thatcherlad arguing with Marxlad and talk about geopolitics. So what do we reckon about this year's bi-annual lurching forward of the doomsday clock?

I think this is a pretty sensible breakdown.

https://foreignpolicy.com/2022/01/19/ukraine-russia-nato-crisis-liberal-illusions/

Standing back from the situation it seems obvious that US led brinkmanship and almost psychopathic foreign policy only makes a bad situation worse. The extent to which the media portrays Russia as the unambiguous bad guys while NATO continues to push them borders on completely delusional, like saying the sky is green or the sea is made of sand. Russia and Putin are no saints by any means, but what did we (the West) expect by constantly encroaching on their security interests?

The UK and EU badly need to distance themselves from America, I feel like they are going to become dangerous friends to have if moments like this and China's overtures on Taiwan play out as their own Suez crisis.
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>> No. 39087 Anonymous
8th August 2022
Monday 10:44 pm
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>>39084
I haven't read all 1222 posts on this thread, but I'm assuming most people here don't presume the Western media's coverage to be entirely reliable. Gleaning all the articles on 'respectable' mainstream outlets makes it clear they put a spin on every single facet of Ukraine's effort. Like this article https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/ukraines-unicorn-lgbtq-soldiers-head-war-2022-05-31/, some personnel put their own patches on their uniforms to express something, which many soldiers world over do, and Western media makes a news story of it because it appeals to current western narratives, as though Ukraine's war can be conveniently fitted into the causes that preoccupy the western mainstream. Are they worried that if they can't dress up Ukraine as being "wholesome™", it would start losing support among the western public?

Obviously you are probably more interesting in discussing if actual lies are being pedalled by the West about the war and I don't have a very clear picture on that. None of this makes me any less sympathetic to Ukraine. Sage for rambling.
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9th August 2022
Tuesday 12:32 am
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>>39087

>Are they worried that if they can't dress up Ukraine as being "wholesome™", it would start losing support among the western public?

Nah, they just feel like they're supposed to report on the war because it's an Important Story but don't actually know anything. Digging up some identity politics bollocks on Twitter is a lot easier than actually going out to the front and finding things out.

>>39084

Russia doesn't really have air superiority. Ukraine doesn't have the anti aircraft capabilities to provide total airspace denial, but it has enough to make any air operations seriously risky. Russia have to be very careful about how they use air assets because of the constant risk of surface-to-air missiles; this is compounded by their severe shortages of precision guided munitions, spare parts, skilled engineers and properly trained pilots. From the Russian perspective, air assets are a non-renewable resource.

Regarding the Al Jazeera article, it's all innuendo. The crux of his argument seems to be "Westerners have lied about things before. I'm not saying that they're lying about Ukraine, but I'm not not saying that". It doesn't really add anything to the discussion other than a vaguely conspiratorial undertone of "you can't believe anything". There's always doubt in war, but the Ukraine conflict is the best-documented war in history. War-watchers have got a constant stream of live satellite imagery courtesy of Maxar and we're perfectly capable of deciding for ourselves how the war is going based on the facts. Ukraine isn't winning, but they're doing a hell of a lot better than anyone expected and Russia are quite clearly in far worse shape than anyone predicted. It's easy to forget that before the invasion, both sides sincerely believed that Kyiv would fall in a matter of days; at this point in the war there is no apparent route to victory for the Russians.
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9th August 2022
Tuesday 12:20 pm
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>>39088

>From the Russian perspective, air assets are a non-renewable resource.

This point is not insignificant. Ukraine for all intents and purposes has unlimited access to heavy weaponry from NATO countries even if their own supplies run out. Russia could probably order backup from China, but the Chinese have enough conflicts of their own, so that they can't just freely give their gear to Russia in larger numbers.
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9th August 2022
Tuesday 1:08 pm
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>>39089

China aren't even that keen to sell to Russia, because the rouble is worth fuck-all and they don't want to jeopardise deals with other countries. The Russian invasion of Crimea in 2014 was a massive opportunity for China to grow their arms sales - Russia mostly stopped selling off their old kit and sanctions made it harder for them to import components and materials for more advanced weapons systems. The more recent escalation of the Ukraine conflict has only compounded the situation.

It's possible that Russia could do some under-the-table arms deals with China in exchange for oil, but China would rather pay cash and Russia really can't afford to refuse that much hard currency.

It's a remarkable fall from grace for Russia - China used to be heavily reliant on imports of Russian weapons systems, but now the shoe is on the other foot.
>> No. 39091 Anonymous
9th August 2022
Tuesday 3:43 pm
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>>39090
I find it funny when Russian officials talk of a "multipolar world" as if they'll be one of the poles.

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>> No. 23810 Anonymous
31st December 2011
Saturday 10:22 pm
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Since this image wasn't that well received in The Ginger Thread, and by the recommendation of some lad in /b/: this is the "Guilty Would" thread.

Post women which aren't generically attractive, but which (for whatever reason) you'd shag the heck out of given the chance.
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>> No. 43141 Anonymous
9th August 2022
Tuesday 9:04 am
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>>43139

>Your advice is that I should make women feel validated.

>The other poster's advice is to just not be lonely and pathetic any more

I think you're getting posters mixed up here, that was one of the main bits I was criticising about the first post.

>>43140

Well, if you put it like that it sounds better, but the way you described your thoughts in the other post or two sounded a lot more cynical.

Overall my perspective is that when anyone starts spouting out advice about "what women want" (or the reverse, for that matter) it's usually based on a few very reductive stereotypes that reflect their own limited experience with a certain kind of woman (or man) that they have repeatedly been attracted to. In reality everyone really is different, they grew up in different circumstances, experienced different things, went through different ordeals- They may share a lot of similarities but if you take a one size fits all approach you are doomed to failure.

When it comes to the talk of "respecting women", what has me rolling my eyes is how many lads always assume that means being gentlemanly and chivalrous, in a way that I'm sure a lot of modern birds probably find patronising and instinctively off-putting. Of course some of them probably love it too, again, no good stereotyping, but the point is you have to approach how they like to be treated from a neutral stance and figure it out on a case by case basis. When I say "respect", I merely mean treating them with the acknowledgement that they are a sentient individual with their own internal life (there's a fancy word for that right? I can't think of it), not just an NPC you have to play the persuasion mini-game or bribe with enough gold to figure out. Don't be overly charitable with them just because they've got a vagina, because you are only deceiving yourself in the end that they're any less capable of being a horrible cunt than you are.
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>> No. 43142 Anonymous
9th August 2022
Tuesday 10:06 am
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>> No. 43143 Anonymous
9th August 2022
Tuesday 11:12 am
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>>43142
When we all bravely admitted that we would anyway, with any of these women, and we wouldn't feel guilty at any point if only they would speak to me.

>>43141
In psychology, the acknowledgement that other people have their own thoughts just like you do is called the theory of mind.
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9th August 2022
Tuesday 11:42 am
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>>43141

I don't think we're necessarily miles apart, but my perspective is that a certain level of sangfroid detachment is a prerequisite for not being a simp or a PUA. "Nice guys" aren't actually trying to be nice, they're trying to be perceived as nice. PUAs are less interested in women than they are in proving themselves to other men.

When we fail to engage with people as they really are, it's almost always because we're preoccupied with our own insecurities and neuroses; it's not that we blindly overlook people for who they are, but that we're actively engaged in a process of using them as a mirror in which to see the version of ourselves we'd like to see. It's not that we're trying to impress or manipulate someone, but that we're using them as a means of telling our own story. We don't really want to be with them, we want to be the kind of person who can win them. Seeing the other is inseparable from letting go of the self; learning to tell stories in which you are the main character and I play the supporting role.

>>43143

Guilt is knowing that you've done wrong; shame is the fear of what other people might think. Admitting guilt is an antidote to shame. In that light, I offer this digital image of Liz Truss's vacant eyes and enticing gob. Fancying her makes me feel a bit like a nonce, which is a frankly terrifying indictment of someone who will almost certainly be our next prime minister.
>> No. 43145 Anonymous
9th August 2022
Tuesday 12:16 pm
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>>43143

>In psychology, the acknowledgement that other people have their own thoughts just like you do is called the theory of mind.

Coincidentally, it's also a good way to tell if somebody is a sperg. It's one indication, but as they go, a pretty strong one.

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>> No. 96261 Anonymous
8th July 2022
Friday 10:25 pm
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Who's gonna' win? Who's gonna' lose?

Every former cabinet bod is running by the looks of it. I heard the 1922 Committee wanted to set some rules to make sure that didn't happen, but Kemi Badenoch just announced her bid so I think that ship's sailed.
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>> No. 96611 Anonymous
8th August 2022
Monday 3:55 pm
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As far as I can tell he didn't say it out loud, but it's on a Tweet about "reviewing" laws we've inherited. I assume it's just stuff like "you're not allowed to 'smoke out' tenents from properties you own" and "cadmium may not be added to food stuffs even if the COO of Kraft Heinz says it's super yummy and nice".
>> No. 96612 Anonymous
8th August 2022
Monday 3:56 pm
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8th August 2022
Monday 9:12 pm
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>>96610

Video is stock footage of a man shredding documents labelled 'EU laws'and 'red tape' while Ode to Joy plays.

Mental.
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9th August 2022
Tuesday 12:34 am
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9th August 2022
Tuesday 8:51 am
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>>96614

Liz loves a bit of wife waff

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>> No. 453064 Anonymous
6th August 2022
Saturday 10:32 pm
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ok so im 31 year old right now and have a problem

i spent 5 months at manhattan psychiatric hospital and they discharged me into a half way house, its called transitional living. what if i don't go can they call the police or something
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>> No. 453083 Anonymous
7th August 2022
Sunday 11:24 am
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>>453069
It could be a very helpful answer if you read it as a hint that a website almost exclusively used by British people probably isn't the best place to ask about very specific American laws.
>> No. 453095 Anonymous
7th August 2022
Sunday 3:44 pm
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>>453075
thanks mate, have a good one
>> No. 453098 Anonymous
8th August 2022
Monday 10:49 pm
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>>453083
How the fuck are subtle hints "very helpful" to someone who's just being discharged from a psychiatric hospital and needs help? Christ mate.
>> No. 453099 Anonymous
8th August 2022
Monday 11:03 pm
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>>453098
Not sure how subtle the name of the website is.
>> No. 453100 Anonymous
8th August 2022
Monday 11:27 pm
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>>453099
Look, I get what you're saying but I don't think this is the thread to make this stand. The fact the mods have let it be should tell you something.

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6th September 2011
Tuesday 6:40 pm
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>> No. 33354 Anonymous
12th July 2022
Tuesday 11:18 am
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>>33351
It's Aldi, like Halal-di. I'll tell you what it absolutely bloody isn't : Aldi's.
>> No. 33471 Anonymous
8th August 2022
Monday 4:46 pm
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Hustings.

It just doesn't feel like a real word at all. It feels like someone has got an existing word wrong. Maybe it should be "chustings", or "hostings", but I cannot accept "hustings" as a word under any circumstances. It makes it very difficult to follow politics right now.

And word of all, it appears to be a singular noun. A hustings. One hustings. Not even one husting. So that's another way in which it sounds wrong, that I have to contend with throughout all of the hustingses that the Conservative Party are currently husting, I mean hosting. What an atrocious word.
>> No. 33474 Anonymous
8th August 2022
Monday 6:22 pm
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>>33471

It has always struck me as an inherently posh word. It's the appropriate word for the Tory party because it's the sort of word people who host village fetes and run the local neighbourhood watch can't get enough of. It's the sort of word that makes me think half the people there will show up on horseback wearing their fox hunting regalia.
>> No. 33477 Anonymous
8th August 2022
Monday 9:28 pm
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>> No. 33478 Anonymous
8th August 2022
Monday 9:32 pm
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"Specific/pacific" was probably brought up in the first ten posts of this thread, but last Friday I watched someone do it half-a-dozen times, at least, while reading the word from a presentation. Very jarring to behold.

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>> No. 13192 Anonymous
22nd January 2020
Wednesday 5:53 pm
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This is going to be our food review thread.
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>> No. 15231 Anonymous
21st July 2022
Thursday 12:48 pm
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I'm a sucker for special edition flavours of soft drinks. Coca Cola Zero with watermelon and strawberry. Initial taste nice, refreshing. Then you get the sickliness of the Coke flavour, completely ruining it. Not as bad as the Intergalactic flavour though. I'd say it's sort of on a par with Pepsi Raspberry.
>> No. 15232 Anonymous
24th July 2022
Sunday 2:34 pm
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Lidl's knock-off Percy Pigs are alright.
>> No. 15233 Anonymous
29th July 2022
Friday 12:55 pm
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This is how it's advertised. My curry contained three florets of cauliflower, two small chunks of squash, no green beans but shitloads of slop.
>> No. 15236 Anonymous
4th August 2022
Thursday 8:53 pm
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Cherry jammie dodgers are a bit shit.
>> No. 15237 Anonymous
8th August 2022
Monday 8:32 pm
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>>15236

Try the banana ones. They're alright.

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>> No. 2130 Anonymous
31st March 2010
Wednesday 11:01 am
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Are there any 'resting actors' out there?

I'm back up to about a litre of whisky a day again. :(
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>> No. 8553 Anonymous
22nd May 2022
Sunday 4:06 am
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>>8552
Right now about £10/day by drinking 9% cheap beer (Karpackie). I've sort of graduated from Debowe and Perla (both around 7%). Fortunately, there's an Aldi near by that has 0.7l of 37.5% "Tamova" vodka for around £11. So £300 per month, depending on how bad it gets. As addictions go, I suppose that's relatively cheap and affordable and I don't think I'll escalate much further.
>> No. 8554 Anonymous
18th June 2022
Saturday 12:42 am
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I bought 8 pint cans of lager but after drinking a couple of glasses of water I don't feel like cracking open a can at all. Don't mistake dehydration for beer cravings, lads.
>> No. 8556 Anonymous
7th August 2022
Sunday 3:01 pm
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>>8554
Well, there's infinite water from the tap but I still drink the god damned brew.
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7th August 2022
Sunday 3:57 pm
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I'm trying to get out of this cycle, to preserve health and finances. Trying to only drink every other day, and on drinking days not starting until mid-afternoon. My usual cycle is drink from 11AM til bed time, every day, about £15-20 a day on booze.
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8th August 2022
Monday 1:21 am
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>>8557
I just realised I spent $6000 on alcohol last year. I should stop. At some point.

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