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>> No. 445290 Anonymous
28th July 2021
Wednesday 7:42 am
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Imagine living here.
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>> No. 445867 Anonymous
21st August 2021
Saturday 8:37 pm
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>>445864
They're just very far away. They're in Mansfield, after all.
>> No. 446104 Anonymous
14th September 2021
Tuesday 12:49 pm
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Young people can buy houses if they 'don't go out drinking', says 22-year-old Stockport landlord

A 22-year-old landlord and student from Stockport says there’s no reason young people can’t buy houses — so long as they don’t ‘go out drinking’ and ‘make the most out of living at home’.

Josh Parrott bought his first house when he was just 19, using money he saved up from two jobs he did between school lessons. He rented out the £115,000 house while paying rent to his parents, saving enough to buy another one for £140,000, aged 21. Josh did a £20,000 revamp and saved money by doing most of the labour himself after work, increasing the value by £60,000. He plans to move in soon and is already on the search for his third property. The businessman plans to own ten properties — renting out nine — by the time he is 30, buying one a year so he can finally put his feet up and work when he fancies.

With grand plans on a property empire, Josh has some advice for other people in his position. He said there’s no reason young people can't afford to buy homes — but admits his mates said he was "boring" when he said no to drinks or buying new clothes.

"There’s no reason people my age can’t buy houses,” said the trainee mortgage advisor from Stockport. “You just have to get past the mindset that there are certain things you do at certain ages. It wasn’t about being super bright or anything. You just need to make the most out of living at home: it’s nothing like as expensive as renting privately or through an agency. I just didn’t blow money on going out drinking and I spent almost nothing on cclothes. My mates all said I was being boring. And I don't have the expense of kids yet or anything.

“I was given a Ford Fiesta, which I kept, whereas a lot of my friends are buying expensive cars like Mercedes on finance schemes. I mean they're nice cars but I was able to put-away up to £1,200 a month by the time I went full-time. I could have spent that by going out on the town. Working at an estate agent is a great job for young people and it doesn't require any qualifications."


https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/young-people-can-buy-houses-21558111
>> No. 446106 Anonymous
14th September 2021
Tuesday 1:13 pm
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>>446104
>He also had a cleaning job at the locksmith company owned by his parents Glenn, 55, and Anne Millen, 53, while he did his A-levels.
I don't even have a witty comment, I just knew if I went looking I'd find it.
>> No. 446107 Anonymous
14th September 2021
Tuesday 1:25 pm
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>>446106
The whole thing is bollocks. Apparently his £14,000 salary when he went full-time means you can buy a £115,000 house with an £11,000 deposit.

If he started working part-time for the estate agents in 2015, had a cleaning job with his parents for a few years, went full-time in 2018 and was putting away £1,200 per month then only being able to save £11,000 for a deposit by the time he bought a house the following year is actually pretty poor going.
>> No. 446116 Anonymous
14th September 2021
Tuesday 5:04 pm
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>>446104
Bet he's a virgin, though.

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>> No. 69568 R4GE
12th September 2021
Sunday 10:59 pm
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wtf is a melon professor?
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>> No. 69573 Searchfag
13th September 2021
Monday 10:50 pm
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Most likely, it refers to Carnegie Mellon University.
>> No. 69574 YubYub
13th September 2021
Monday 10:56 pm
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>>69573
Almost. It refers to Andrew W Mellon, of the Mellon family whose institute merged with Carnegie's to form Carnegie Mellon University.
>> No. 69575 Billbob
13th September 2021
Monday 11:02 pm
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>>69574

Or that. I was not aware of Carnegie Mellon's history. But as we have now established, Ibrahim isn't a botanist.
>> No. 69576 Billbob
13th September 2021
Monday 11:48 pm
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Pomologist.
>> No. 69578 Moralfag
14th September 2021
Tuesday 10:17 am
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It clearly says "mellon", not 'melon'. He's saying "friend professor".

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>> No. 69577 Billbob
14th September 2021
Tuesday 2:48 am
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>> No. 5493 Anonymous
21st November 2020
Saturday 11:44 am
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Similar to /emo/, I think we need a minor ailments thread for queries and issues that don't really warrant one of their own.
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>> No. 5889 Anonymous
12th September 2021
Sunday 2:56 pm
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Thanks. We only covered punching and grappling in that first class so I didn't think of that. I still can't make a fist and the end joint is purple but it's not hurting as much and the swelling had gone down. I'll be able to do my home workout routine this week and I'll probably attend the next weekend class even if it hasn't significantly improved.
>> No. 5890 Anonymous
12th September 2021
Sunday 3:03 pm
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>>5889

If you have a coach or instructor you can also let them know and get some advice.

Boxing was my thing, so hand injuries were always shit, but MMA has a lot more scope.
>> No. 5891 Anonymous
12th September 2021
Sunday 4:20 pm
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Learn to wrap your hands and tape your fingers. There are loads of guides on YouTube and it'll save you a lot of grief. Wraps and tape will reduce the risk of injury when your hands are heathy and allow you to train without making things worse when you're injured. Your ring finger will probably feel fine if you buddy tape it to your middle finger.


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13th September 2021
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When I did MMA I used to wear some wraps similar to these. The have some padding for your knuckles and give good wrist support. All without have to spend ages wrapping up your hands and they dried a lot quicker than a traditional boxing wrap. It also meant you could go from bag/pad work into grappling or vice versa much quicker. I found having the extra wrist support helped when grappling as well, because it gave a bit of extra friction when trying to engage a Gable grip and just helped stop my wrists getting bent backward.

As previously mentioned if you can't make a fist because of a hand injury you can still do bag work and get some kicking practice in or footwork. If you carry on with doing it I would definitely recommend getting yourself some decent shin guards and a good cup if you end up doing sparring. The best kind of athletic support I found were the kind that are made to be held in place by compression shorts with a soft foam flange around them.
>> No. 5893 Anonymous
13th September 2021
Monday 2:26 am
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You picked the worst time for it given ER and GPs are still overloaded, but if you can get someone who knows what they do to have a look at it. Best case it's all fine, medium case you have a permanent bony lump, worst case you lose some mobility. Hand injuries (that aren't cuts or abrasions) should be taken seriously.

I don't do any martial art but I had a (push-)bike accident which "sprained" a joint in one of my fingers. Took a few months to heal, found out during an unrelated X-ray years later that I'd actually shattered bits of my ring finger bone and it just kind of fused to together in the period I'd assumed it would take a tendon to heal. A friend of mine had an unlucky catch with a soft ball of all things which made one of his thumbs a bit sore. Not a big deal, except it shattered one of the joints and by the time a doctor got a look at it it was too late so now his right thumb is a bit buggered.

Treat hand injuries like a pain in yout balls, one day is fine but more than that you want to make sure you know why it hurts. Your body wants you to carry on and doesn't care how it cripples you.

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>> No. 14015 Anonymous
12th September 2021
Sunday 9:05 pm
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I'm in a career pickle. I can't be fucked with my current job, it has become a job, I've delivered a major project and now I'm left what is boring corporate work to do that has the audacity to be equally demanding as it is tedious. I'm actually worse at it because I just don't care.

I have two options:
A) Apply for a job that I know I can easily get. This is interesting work on my current career level and working with people I know. If I get it I'll be committed to working there for 18 months.

B) Go for the next step on the career ladder which is in proper management. I know I have the experience and skills for this, I've met management, but jumping through all the flaming hoops will be hard and I already fluffed one interview. Still it's my career ambition and the people I've worked with outrank me now which is annoying. Also money.

What's a man to do?
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>> No. 14017 Anonymous
12th September 2021
Sunday 9:35 pm
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I'm just weaseling my way out of a similar pickle myself, with the exception that my option A turned out to be de facto permanent so it became a no-brainer for me.

That 18-month contract really is a big leap of faith, isn't it? Or are you confident you'll walk straight into further work (if you need it) after that term ends?

Similarly, if that fixed-term job (or others just like it) are going to continue to be available to you, then where's the harm in pushing for management role, and just keeping contracting as a back-burner option? Like you said, it is your career ambition, but if you've had a small taste of corporate work and don't like it, it might be best to find out if management is right for you sooner rather than later.

>it has become a job
The worst. Hopefully you get some respite and some clarity before too long.
>> No. 14018 Anonymous
12th September 2021
Sunday 10:17 pm
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Ah it's the opposite; I'd commit to working there for 18 months minimum as part of the contract but it's a permanent posting so I could stay forever if I was so inclined. In theory management jobs could open up in office and thereby dodge the 18 month handcuffs but I doubt it will happen so soon after a round of recruitment unless I kill someone.

The harm comes from staying in my job now while I wait for an offer on management somewhere. That would likely be January before I pull it off.
>> No. 14019 Anonymous
12th September 2021
Sunday 10:48 pm
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I think only you can answer how much you want to commit to the corporate management thing. You say it's your career goal, but it doesn't sound like you're very much into that side of the game.

For me, I'm at a point both mentally and financially where I will always chase the fun or interesting rather than the lucrative. I could/should be chasing bigger upper management or even board positions, but I think once I'm taken away from the actual work we do, once my boots are off the ground and sat in some corner office, I know it'll become work, as you say.

I suppose it depends how much freedom you'd have in the latter role, leading a project can sometimes be as good as working it. I'm not really supposed to wander around sites the way I do, but it's my job and nobody can or will stop me. If your environment is a bit more limiting then perhaps the honest work is the best route.

If you are honest with yourself and find that the true driving force is that you just think you "should" be climbing the ladder, because thats what your peers are doing, then it's time to take a step back and take stock.

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>> No. 35031 Anonymous
10th August 2021
Tuesday 5:34 pm
/news/35031 Greensill: David Cameron 'made $10m' before company’s collapse
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-58149765

David Cameron made about $10m (£7m) from Greensill Capital before the finance company collapsed, documents obtained by BBC Panorama suggest.

The documents indicate the former prime minister received $4.5m after cashing in Greensill shares in 2019.

Greensill, which made its money by lending to businesses, went into administration in March, leaving investors facing billions in losses.

Mr Cameron's spokesman said his remuneration was a private matter.

Greensill collapsed after its insurer refused to renew cover for the loans it was making.

Before its collapse, Mr Cameron unsuccessfully tried to persuade ministers to invest taxpayers' money in Greensill loans.

He has since been cleared of breaking any lobbying rules, but MPs said the former prime minister showed a "significant lack of judgement".
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>> No. 35032 Anonymous
10th August 2021
Tuesday 5:40 pm
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If people burned down Tory's properties enough times, insurance companies would start to raise their rates or refuse to cover them.
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12th September 2021
Sunday 8:37 pm
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>> No. 35264 Anonymous
11th September 2021
Saturday 2:58 pm
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A masked man has been spotted spying on a couple through their window late at night in a village in Somerset. Avon and Somerset Police said officers were called to Claverham on 1 September at 0:15 BST but were "unable to locate the man”.

In 2019 a man in a “gimp suit” charged at a woman in the village terrifying her. Officers said they were keeping an open mind as to whether the two incidents were linked.


https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-somerset-58521228

A man wearing nothing but a black latex mask was spotted 'staring at traffic' then running through woodland.

Shocked motorist Craig Upton called 999 after coming across the bizarre sight at 7am when he was travelling to work. Mr Upton, from Andover, Hants, said: "He was stood at a five-bar gate in a layby... naked with a latex black mask on. He was just stood, staring at the traffic like a horror movie, and then when we drove back past after turning around, he was running off."

On an other occasion a black-clad ‘gimp’ was seen walking the aisles of Tesco in Colchester, Essex in April 2020.


https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/forest-gimp-black-latex-spotted-24945421

The gimp is back!
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>> No. 35288 Anonymous
12th September 2021
Sunday 4:24 pm
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S.5 Public Order Act 1986. Unless Mr Gimp can show that he sincerely believed that his behaviour wouldn't cause harassment, alarm or distress, then he's bang to rights.
>> No. 35289 Anonymous
12th September 2021
Sunday 4:45 pm
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That's why the police would come, not why you would be motivated to ring them about it. We're a nation of curtain-twitchers wasting police time.

I'm dodging a cunt-off over mens rea here because criminal law is mess in this country.
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12th September 2021
Sunday 5:05 pm
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I don't think it's unreasonable to imagine that someone might actually be alarmed or distressed by the sight of a naked man outside their house at midnight.
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12th September 2021
Sunday 6:59 pm
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He's clearly not naked though.
>> No. 35292 Anonymous
12th September 2021
Sunday 7:35 pm
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>A man wearing nothing but a black latex mask

Two separate incidents m8.

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>> No. 4632 Anonymous
10th September 2021
Friday 1:14 pm
/mph/4632 Would you like a Mad Max car?
Silly question, of course you would. You'll need to ship it from Oz, but where there's a will, there's a way.

https://www.lloydsonline.com.au/AuctionLots.aspx?smode=0&aid=25652&_ga=2.91937306.1095896251.1631116581-859284818.1631116581
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>> No. 4645 Anonymous
11th September 2021
Saturday 12:54 pm
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>Maybe older and simpler combustion engines can handle bad fuel better.

This is definitely true in my experience, particularly with carburetted engines, you just don't need fuel to be that good at all. It's only the modern, computer controlled fuel systems that are looking for precise stoichiometric mixtures.
>> No. 4646 Anonymous
11th September 2021
Saturday 1:08 pm
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>particularly with carburetted engines

Four stroke lawnmowers tend to run on anything vaguely flammable, I use my lawnmower to get rid of stale petrol drained from project motorbikes.

However you wouldn't want to be using stale petrol in a carb'd motorbike,and its only in the last 6ish years all/most bikes are injection. The exception being the CG125 which will probably run quite happily on white spirit
>> No. 4647 Anonymous
11th September 2021
Saturday 2:42 pm
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I was going to say it was a Briggs & Stratton, but Google says apparently they only make engines for lawnmower manufacturers, and not the actual lawnmowers. But I do remember there was that name on the top of the engine. Not sure if they're good quality or not, but my friend's granddad's lawnmower started up without a big fuss after years of disuse.
>> No. 4648 Anonymous
11th September 2021
Saturday 9:27 pm
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Oh, I know nothing about lawnmowers, just Dyson was on a podcast the other day and mentioned something about firing up an old Honda lawnmower first time after ten years or so.
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12th September 2021
Sunday 2:25 am
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Honda is probably decent quality, you don't ever hear much about Honda engines being shit in general.

Reading up on Briggs & Stratton, it appears their lawnmower engines are tried and true, durable workhorses that don't usually give you much trouble and can last a long time. Some people apparently think Honda is superior.

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>> No. 94461 Anonymous
7th September 2021
Tuesday 2:24 pm
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Boris Johnson outlines new 1.25% health and social care tax to pay for reforms

A new health and social care tax will be introduced across the UK to pay for reforms to the care sector and NHS funding in England, the PM has said.

Boris Johnson said it would raise £36bn for frontline services in the next three years and be the "biggest catch-up programme in the NHS' history". He accepted the tax broke a manifesto pledge, but said the "global pandemic was in no one's manifesto".

The tax will begin as a 1.25% rise in National Insurance (NI) from April 2022 paid by both employers and workers, and will then become a separate tax on earned income from 2023 - calculated in the same way as NI and appearing on an employee's payslip. Income from share dividends - earned by those who own shares in companies - will also see a 1.25% tax increase.

The UK-wide tax will be focused on funding health and social care in England, but Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland will receive an additional £2.2bn to spend on their services. Mr Johnson said the proceeds from these rises would lead to £12bn a year going into catching up on the backlog in the NHS created by Covid, increasing hospital capacity for nine million more appointments, scans and operations.

The money will also go towards changes to the social care system, where a cap will be introduced on care costs from October 2023 of £86,000 over a person's lifetime. All people with assets worth less than £20,000 will then have their care fully covered by the state, and those who have between £20,000 and £100,000 in assets will see their care costs subsidised.


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-58476632
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>> No. 94509 Anonymous
11th September 2021
Saturday 12:41 am
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I had Mrs Dickinson, similar height but solid features, bit of a hard Essex accent which was a turn on for us southern as fuck fairylads. There was an actually fit trainee teacher and I can't remember her name, so I don't know what to make of that.

When all's said an done, I'd probably be willing to go up to Joan Collins level of tarted up but saggy as owt. Nina Hartley will probably get me going for the next couple of decades. Is that bad?
>> No. 94510 Anonymous
11th September 2021
Saturday 3:42 pm
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Here we have it.

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/1015736/Build_Back_Better-_Our_Plan_for_Health_and_Social_Care.pdf

Only 'personal care' costs are capped, meaning the 'hotel style' costs are excluded from the cap.

This means it's likely only around £400 of the average weekly care costs of £680 would count towards the cap, so you are talking being in care for over four years before you'd reach the cap.

If you're self funding and paying £1,000 a week for care then it's still only the £400 a week or so local authority rate that counts towards the cap, meaning you'd actually pay over £200k before you reached it in four years.

The average person in care is there for 30 months, at a cost of around £82,000.

https://www.independentage.org/news-media/press-releases/cost-of-average-length-of-stay-a-residential-care-home-equivalent-to-26
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11th September 2021
Saturday 4:45 pm
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>The average person in care is there for 30 months, at a cost of around £82,000.

This has got to be the shittest bit of getting old.
>> No. 94512 Anonymous
11th September 2021
Saturday 4:46 pm
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The purpose of this is to build on the fact that your live-in home doesn't count towards your assets - so presumably the 'hotel style' costs (which isn't referenced in the document?) don't apply for the target. It's for the care worker to pop in and do whatever that woman did who used to visit my nan (sponge baths? tea? etc.)

I could be wrong but I feel like you're reaching too much on this. What you need to do is plough for longer and deeper into how I pay enough tax.

>The average person in care is there for 30 months, at a cost of around £82,000.

I think that's the wrong way to look at it. The 'average person' likely won't need most medical treatment on offer but we still have an NHS paying for it. Go ahead, go into your nearest hospital and ask if you can play with the defibrillator - they told me to piss off. Fat chance I'll ever get a go on those new hospital beds I'm going to have to pay for while we're at it.
>> No. 94513 Anonymous
11th September 2021
Saturday 9:29 pm
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>The purpose of this is to build on the fact that your live-in home doesn't count towards your assets - so presumably the 'hotel style' costs (which isn't referenced in the document?) don't apply for the target. It's for the care worker to pop in and do whatever that woman did who used to visit my nan (sponge baths? tea? etc.)

I think you've got the wrong end of the stick. People who are worried about having nothing to pass on to their kids because their wealth has been used to pay for care fees are those who have to go and live in a residential home, not those who can manage with domiciliary care that is partially met through attendance allowance.

Point 37a of the document states that the cap is on personal care costs and covered further in point 38.

From October 2023, the Government will introduce a new £86,000 cap on the amount
anyone in England will need to spend on their personal care over their lifetime. This
will be a seismic change in the way we pay for care and will deliver a core
recommendation of the independent Dilnot Commission. It will be implemented using
legislation already in place under the 2014 Care Act, which introduces the independent
Dilnot Commission’s social care charging reform. As a result of this new cap, people
will no longer face unpredictable or unlimited care costs.


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>> No. 34443 Anonymous
5th July 2021
Monday 3:31 pm
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>More than 1,000 Afghan soldiers have fled to neighbouring Tajikistan after clashing with Taliban militants, officials have said. The troops retreated over the border to "save their own lives", according to a statement by Tajikistan's border guard.

>Violence has risen in Afghanistan, with the Taliban launching attacks and taking more territory in recent weeks. The surge coincides with the end of Nato's 20-year military mission in the country. The vast majority of remaining foreign forces in Afghanistan have been withdrawn ahead of a September deadline, and there are concerns that the Afghan military will collapse.

>Under a deal with the Taliban, the US and its Nato allies agreed to withdraw all troops in return for a commitment by the militants not to allow al-Qaeda or any other extremist group to operate in the areas they control. But the Taliban did not agree to stop fighting Afghan forces, and now reportedly control about a third of the country.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-57720103

How long do you reckon it'll be until we're back in Afghanistan? Will China and Iran give it a go?
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>> No. 35255 Anonymous
9th September 2021
Thursday 7:23 pm
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Calm down now.
>> No. 35256 Anonymous
9th September 2021
Thursday 7:25 pm
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I am also implying that you're furious right now despite there being no particular reason to believe it.
>> No. 35257 Anonymous
9th September 2021
Thursday 7:33 pm
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Come lad. Have some warm gin.
>> No. 35258 Anonymous
9th September 2021
Thursday 7:36 pm
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Calm down now.
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9th September 2021
Thursday 11:41 pm
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I am also implying that you're furious right now despite there being no particular reason to believe it.

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>> No. 69558 Auntiefucker
9th September 2021
Thursday 1:01 pm
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>> No. 69562 YubYub
9th September 2021
Thursday 5:50 pm
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Didn't say anything about telling you what not to do though.
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9th September 2021
Thursday 7:41 pm
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SHE WANTS TO GET THAT FACE RASH LOOKED AT. LOOKS WELL RANK.
>> No. 69564 Samefag
9th September 2021
Thursday 8:37 pm
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>Do not drink tea, the English drink
>If you must drink tea, do not share it with others at a cost of several pence a time
Typical Scots.
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9th September 2021
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>> No. 62741 R4GE
19th March 2019
Tuesday 3:21 pm
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>> No. 69549 Moralfag
3rd September 2021
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>> No. 445754 Anonymous
18th August 2021
Wednesday 1:24 pm
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This man is not going to be on the next episode of 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, and it's going to be fucking shit.
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>> No. 445852 Anonymous
21st August 2021
Saturday 2:28 am
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Not even guilty would. Personality is a boner killer.
>> No. 445890 Anonymous
23rd August 2021
Monday 8:05 pm
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I just had a YouTube video recommended to me called "comedian sean lock Last video" (sic) and it's almost like he knew he had a few days to live, and people would want to see a video with that title a week or so after filming it, so he recorded this as a sneaky way to promote a charity. What an absolute legend if that's what he did.


>> No. 445893 Anonymous
23rd August 2021
Monday 9:01 pm
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>>445890
That video was filmed last year, genius.
>> No. 445896 Anonymous
23rd August 2021
Monday 9:25 pm
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>>445893
He looks pretty ill in it either way. Maybe he just planned further ahead than I thought.
>> No. 446045 Anonymous
6th September 2021
Monday 11:54 pm
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15 Storeys High is on iPlayer, presumably in tribute to its deceased creator. It's honestly pretty funny, but difficult to watch somehow. It's too avant-garde and strange for me. It's like a marginally more structured, and funnier, version of Chris Morris's Jam.

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>> No. 4998 Anonymous
27th August 2013
Tuesday 12:41 am
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Here's your wrestling thread. I expect lots of YouTube videos of botches and Cena hating... I would also like more stories along the lines of how Orton shat in a handbag.

Pic is Dean Ambrose at czw getting sawed... Just like real wraslin' should.
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>> No. 9729 Anonymous
21st August 2021
Saturday 12:10 pm
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CM Punk has come out of retirement, and has joined AEW. Watched the clip of his debut, the worst kept secret in recent wrestling history, but I haven't seen a crowd that reacted so strongly for a very long time.
>> No. 9730 Anonymous
21st August 2021
Saturday 10:40 pm
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>>9729

According to the post show presser, they deliberately fed the story to a wrestling news site to build hype. The thing about surprise parties is that they're really shit unless people know they need to show up.

That crowd ate up that moment - I love the fact that there were two distinct roars, the first when Cult of Personality hit and then a second bigger roar when Punk finally came from behind the curtain. This was catharsis.

Also Daniel Bryan/Bryan Danielson is rumoured to be joining the next time they're in New York. Punk might end up being jealous yet.
>> No. 9731 Anonymous
22nd August 2021
Sunday 9:36 pm
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It genuinely felt like a pivot in the landscape of pro-wrestling when he came out, I never thought I'd see something like that and the pop he got was as loud as I can ever remember.

I haven't really paid attention to AEW, or wrestling as a whole, other than watching highlights on YT, but I'm tempted to subscribe to AEW on the Fite TV App and start watching just to see what he does.

As for the impact of this, it's been #1 trending on YT for like 4 days and is still trending on Twitter. A good bump in exposure for a man who, according to WWE, wasn't a draw.
>> No. 9740 Anonymous
6th September 2021
Monday 12:24 pm
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Bryan Danielson and Adam Cole debuted at the AEW PPV last night. Also Ruby Riot but I don't know if people give a shit about her. WWE really need to up their game.
>> No. 9741 Anonymous
6th September 2021
Monday 2:26 pm
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Bryan Danielson Headlined Wrestlemania 5 months ago, that's insane. Ruby Soho is a good wrestler, she'll bolster their division.

Adam Cole was inevitable. His wife works there and Kenny and the Bucks are his friends. WWE are changing NXT and he wasn't in their plans for that, he took the chance and left.

It's the most exciting time to be a wrestling fan since Bash at the Beach when Nash and Hall went to WCW. I did end up subscribing to their Fite TV thing and so far it's been above RAW and Smackdown quality wise, about the same as I remember NXT being when I watched it on YT. I also like the knock off version of Velocity and Sunday Night Heat the have called Dark where they just have Dark matches, the commentary is hilarious.

So far so good.

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>> No. 436810 Anonymous
10th May 2020
Sunday 11:10 am
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Are most people in a relationship happy?

I seem to have a number of friends who like to portray themselves as being in a perfect relationship when the reality tends to be markedly different. Do people stay in an unhappy relationship because they find it preferable to being alone or they find the breakup itself too much hassle; you have to unwind yourself financially from someone, you may be accustomed to the lifestyle supported by two incomes, there may be kids involved, you may feel there's social stigma involved in a failed relationship or you simply lack the balls to do initiate it. Do a lot of people just settle?

I'd be interested to know your thoughts.
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>> No. 441518 Anonymous
9th January 2021
Saturday 12:45 pm
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That's what she tells you. It's all part of their full time findom lifestyle.
>> No. 441519 Anonymous
9th January 2021
Saturday 12:53 pm
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>but it was just such a fucking weird thing to happen.

How do you bugger up coffee though? Contrary to what hipsters will have you believe, it's not sorcery to be able to make a pleasant tasting cup of coffee.


Agree with your general point though, that your parents can already teach you life skills while you are still living with them. I remember my mum teaching me how to use the washing machine and dryer when I was about 15, when she got tired of me always wanting to wear things that she hadn't had the time to put in the wash. Also, my mum is still of the generation where a wife was expected to have good cooking skills, and I learned a lot from her, like how to fry a steak so that it's still juicy inside, or how to cook vegetables just right.

My dad wasn't around long enough to teach me the "lad" stuff like fixing electrical appliances or repainting a garden fence, but I eventually picked those skills up myself in adulthood.
>> No. 441520 Anonymous
9th January 2021
Saturday 1:08 pm
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Maybe his dad's a hipster?
>> No. 446030 Anonymous
5th September 2021
Sunday 5:52 pm
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I guess this thread is as good as any. My girlfriend has told me quite a few horror stories about her mum, mainly about her being emotionally abusive and violent when she was growing up, but they have a reasonably close relationship now; I suspect this is because my girlfriend has always wanted love and validation from her parents and her mum doesn't really have anyone else anyone else to talk to. However, she's mentioned a few times that I never make any effort to talk to her mum. Whilst this is true I'm not rude or uncivil towards her; I've just never found the words to tell my girlfriend that I've no interest in pretending to be friends with the woman who used to regularly slap her around and who told her to shut up and never mention it again when she plucked up the courage to tell her she was being sexually abused. What would you lads do in this scenario?
>> No. 446031 Anonymous
5th September 2021
Sunday 6:12 pm
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Run. In future don't be so bloody naïve when it comes to women from a toxic background. And use /emo/ newchap.

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>> No. 35224 Anonymous
5th September 2021
Sunday 12:08 am
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https://www.politico.eu/article/queen-elizabeth-death-plan-britain-operation-london-bridge/

>Snippets have trickled out over the years, from suggestions that the prime minister will be alerted by a phone call from a civil servant telling him or her “London Bridge is down,” to reports the death will be announced via a newsflash on the Press Association wire.

>Now the full extent of the preparations undertaken by the royal family and the Cabinet Office’s BRIDGES Secretariat can be revealed for the first time after POLITICO obtained a series of documents laying out in granular detail how Britain will respond when the day comes.
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>> No. 35225 Anonymous
5th September 2021
Sunday 12:12 am
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I don't know why this story has reappeared - the whole thing has been well known about for many years.
>> No. 35226 Anonymous
5th September 2021
Sunday 7:28 am
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"In a striking assessment of the scenes that could unfold, one memo warns of a worst-case scenario in which London literally becomes “full” for the first time ever as potentially hundreds of thousands of people try to make their way there "

Really? I guess it's good to plan for unlikely cases, but I'd bet pretty hard against this one.
Yeah, Queen's dead, can radio get back to normal programming, please. She's still dead, and I only really need to know if that changes, thanks.
>> No. 35227 Anonymous
5th September 2021
Sunday 8:07 am
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I'm really dreading a new coronation ceremony and all the nonsense around it. I'm not some deeply serious monarchist type who knows or cares deeply for convention, but I just know they're going to do some deeply embarrassing nonsense to "modernise" the whole thing.
Not in a vaguely racist "oh no black people are attending and they're not even there as a token gesture to the crown colony of literally just a giant square drawn on the map by some opium addict in the 1800s" kind of way. More in a "fuck off, does there really need to be an iPad and a shoehorned in statement about ""British Values"" which are neither uniquely British nor best embodied by the British shoehorned in here?" way. Doubly so because each little "modernisation" will no doubt be teased in advance and then subject to a mutual masturbation session in the media indefinitely.

At least it's not happening under Blair I suppose. Small mercies.
>> No. 35228 Anonymous
5th September 2021
Sunday 9:29 am
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Royalty is a good distraction from things going to shit with coronavirus, Afghanistan or whatever.
>> No. 35229 Anonymous
5th September 2021
Sunday 11:11 am
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You probably won't hear the most obvious song for quite some time on the radio after her passing.


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>> No. 35193 Anonymous
2nd September 2021
Thursday 7:33 pm
/news/35193 ABBA is back
Not sure what to make of this, at all.
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>> No. 35203 Anonymous
3rd September 2021
Friday 12:52 am
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It seems the new line-up is Digital Agnetha, Digital Frida, Digital Benny and Tom Hardy from Star Trek: Nemesis.
>> No. 35208 Anonymous
3rd September 2021
Friday 12:44 pm
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Why bother de-aging them but still motion capturing the OAP versions? Isn't it going to be kind of strange to see a bunch of 30-odd-year-olds shuffling around like they're eighty? Whatever, fuck this.
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3rd September 2021
Friday 5:40 pm
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Either they need the money, which I doubt because I'm sure Abba royalties still pay out handsomely, or they're crossing off their bucket list.

Never considered myself a fan, although admittedly they had three or four really good songs.
>> No. 35217 Anonymous
4th September 2021
Saturday 2:07 am
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>Either they need the money, which I doubt because

I'm guessing it's a tax bill.
>> No. 35220 Anonymous
4th September 2021
Saturday 6:02 pm
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Sweden does tax the fuck out of you.

According to https://taxsummaries.pwc.com/sweden/individual/taxes-on-personal-income , you pay over 50% on employment income over the equivalent of £44,158.

Then again, 30% capital income tax doesn't seem all that disturbing in comparison. I guess being rich in Sweden still has its perks.

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>> No. 4917 Anonymous
30th July 2013
Tuesday 6:01 pm
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Sounds like the knob-jockeys need to man up.

http://www.theguardian.com/football/2013/jul/30/liverpool-unacceptable-words-discrimination
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>> No. 9735 Anonymous
26th August 2021
Thursday 10:20 pm
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This is from last November:

>A Premier League footballer has been arrested by Cheshire Police on suspicion of rape and false imprisonment. The Times is aware of the player’s identity but is unable to reveal it for legal reasons.

>It is understood that the player, who is in his twenties, was arrested by police at his home at 7am on Wednesday. The alleged incident is said to have taken place last month. He has since been released and has not been charged.

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/premier-league-player-arrested-for-rape-and-false-imprisonment-rddtddg9k

This is from today:

>The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has authorised Cheshire Constabulary to charge a man in connection with allegations of sexual assault. Benjamin Mendy, aged 27, has been charged with four counts of rape and one count of sexual assault. The charges relate to three complainants over the age of 16 and are alleged to have taken place between October 2020 and August 2021.

https://www.cheshire.police.uk/news/cheshire/news/articles/2021/8/man-charged-in-connection-with-serious-sexual-offences-in-cheshire/

Imagine getting arrested on suspicion of rape last year and then to keep fucking doing it.
>> No. 9736 Anonymous
26th August 2021
Thursday 10:27 pm
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Hey, I'm sure we've got plenty of wealthy rapists here in Cheshire. Don't talk my home county down, it's a wonderful bowl of a place.
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1st September 2021
Wednesday 1:38 pm
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>Benjamin Mendy has reportedly been having a meltdown in prison after mistakenly believing he was going to be housed on a VIP wing. The Manchester City star has been charged with four counts of rape and one count of sexual assault.

>Mendy is currently on remand in HMP Altcourse following his appearance in Chester Magistrates’ court on Friday. The 27-year-old was said to be shocked that he would not be allowed home as he was instead transported to the Category B jail in Liverpool. Upon arrival, Mendy was informed that he would be kept on the VP wing for vulnerable prisoners. But according to The Sun, Mendy misheard and assumed that meant he would be taken to a VIP wing for celebrity figures and was in dismay when he realised that was not the case.

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4th September 2021
Saturday 12:38 pm
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Middlesbrough defender Marc Bola has been charged with misconduct by the FA over a nine-year-old social media post made when he was 14.

The charge relates to a post which "is insulting and/or abusive and/or improper", including a reference to sexual orientation. The alleged post by 23-year-old Bola was made on 14 April 2012.

Bola, who has made five Championship appearances for Boro this season, has until 20 September to respond. Should the case go to a hearing, an independent regulatory commission will take the circumstances of the post into account.

In March West Ham winger Jarrod Bowen was charged by the FA over a tweet written when he was aged 15 in 2012 which contained a racist term. Bowen, who apologised for the post, was given a warning by the FA a month later and told to attend an FA education course.


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>> No. 9739 Anonymous
4th September 2021
Saturday 1:02 pm
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I always think when these things surface that it was an attempt at blackmail. It's the only way I can make sense of why someone would dig so far back (unless they've been getting political).

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>> No. 23968 Anonymous
3rd September 2021
Friday 8:36 pm
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Is it just me or was there a lot more office romance contained in our VHS tapes from a decade or so ago? Is it because plotlines followed a more sitcom format back then or was there really a lot more 'deskwork' going on outside of the handsy office parties?

I wouldn't dream of it these days and I think the last time I saw an office couple was about 10 years ago. Maybe for bar work but certainly not in a career setting.
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>> No. 23973 Anonymous
3rd September 2021
Friday 10:00 pm
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I was born in 1989 and I am 32.
>> No. 23974 Anonymous
3rd September 2021
Friday 10:07 pm
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>>23973
That doesn't change the fact that Thin Blue Line came out 16 years ago in 1995.
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3rd September 2021
Friday 10:10 pm
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There's been multiple affairs at my place, even affairs that break up relationships, to then become relationships, which break up because of affairs. Real soap opera level drama.

Again though it's not an office environment, and I suspect the banality of being confined to a desk staring at the same spread sheets all day every day has a lot to answer for. Gossip spreads faster when half the place are fucking menopausal Stasi officers; the office environment was a petrol soaked tinder box for the spark of #metoo and all that to fall on.
>> No. 23977 Anonymous
3rd September 2021
Friday 10:31 pm
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22, might want to check your maths there.
>> No. 23978 Anonymous
4th September 2021
Saturday 12:07 am
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Come on now lad.

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