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>> No. 83991 Anonymous
21st March 2018
Wednesday 4:03 am
83991 Fall Guy
Clearly a slippery character and the whole thing doesn't seem good for him personally. Lying to parliament/congress is never a good look.

What happens next with Cambridge Analytica? Will this have any impact at all on the 2020 election? What happens when it all comes out about them and Brexit?

Personally I am not sure much will change, but it has been a political soap opera of a day...
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>> No. 84033 Anonymous
24th March 2018
Saturday 7:11 pm
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>>84029
No lad - firstly it is the fact that parties used to have to declare how much they spent on advertising (in print and TV) and with these methods, it is far more opaque. Secondly, they have been breaking data protection laws while doing so. Third, the CEO has been caught on TV suggesting they use various kinds of illegal activities to shift elections in different countries. Lastly, there are strict limits in many countries on who can work on campaigns, and they have been riding roughshod over those rules.

Most people have not shrugged their shoulders and moved on.
>> No. 84034 Anonymous
25th March 2018
Sunday 3:06 am
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https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2018/03/facebook-scraped-call-text-message-data-for-years-from-android-phones/

This is more of an android permissions problem in the grand scheme, but still.
>> No. 84035 Anonymous
25th March 2018
Sunday 6:21 am
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>>84034

http://www.euronews.com/2018/03/24/police-spies-helped-create-employee-blacklist-for-uk-companies-force-admits

Fuck this lads I'm moving to Canada.
>> No. 84036 Anonymous
25th March 2018
Sunday 6:24 am
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>>84035
It's a great place - did a long trip (okay 3 weeks) in huge RV, amazing country. Like the best bits of the US mixed with the best bits of France, only the people were much lovelier. The population density is very low and the country is huge, you drive for an hour and see nothing. Loved it. Would move there in a heartbeat.

Also: fucking cold in the winter.
>> No. 84037 Anonymous
25th March 2018
Sunday 6:41 am
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>>83991
>What happens when it all comes out about them and Brexit?

ITZ COMING

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>> No. 84014 Anonymous
22nd March 2018
Thursday 11:21 pm
84014 Just when you thought it couldn't get any weirder
This guy gets appointed. He is a right piece of work.

https://www.npr.org/2018/03/22/595897412/john-boltons-curious-appearance-in-a-russian-gun-rights-video
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>> No. 84015 Anonymous
22nd March 2018
Thursday 11:39 pm
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https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-legal-case-for-striking-north-korea-first-1519862374

Bat shit insanity. Genuinely this presidency might bring about a nuclear armageddon. That's not even a crackpot theory at this point, it's firmly rooted in reality.

This plus the fact Mueller is obviously going to be fired will make for a very interesting time. It's like watching a soap opera that might accidentally lead to your vaporisation.
>> No. 84016 Anonymous
22nd March 2018
Thursday 11:43 pm
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>>84015
That's a fucking amazing article, almost included it in the OP. He wrote that just a few weeks ago FFS.

This is how we should think today about the threat of nuclear warheads delivered by ballistic missiles. In 1837 Britain unleashed pre-emptive “fire and fury” against a wooden steamboat. It is perfectly legitimate for the United States to respond to the current “necessity” posed by North Korea’s nuclear weapons by striking first.

And he's going to use something we did 180 years ago as the legal basis.
>> No. 84017 Anonymous
22nd March 2018
Thursday 11:44 pm
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>>84015

My more politically aware friends reckon this is a play to become a wartime president and thus all but guarantee four more years. Chilling.
>> No. 84018 Anonymous
22nd March 2018
Thursday 11:47 pm
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>>84017
As if anyone would ever do that.
>> No. 84019 Anonymous
23rd March 2018
Friday 1:19 am
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>>84015
https://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/26/opinion/to-stop-irans-bomb-bomb-iran.html

Another of his opinion pieces.

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>> No. 83976 Anonymous
16th March 2018
Friday 6:17 pm
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This is the BBC Home Service. Here is the news, read by Alvar Lidell. In the House of Commons today, the Prime Minister, Mr Corbyn, refused to join the chorus of condemnation which has followed repeated German bombing attacks on British towns and cities.

He said there was no conclusive evidence that Herr Hitler was responsible for the Blitz, which he speculated may well have been carried out by rogue elements in the Luftwaffe with the specific intention of damaging the international reputation of the Nazi regime.

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>> No. 83986 Anonymous
16th March 2018
Friday 11:25 pm
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>>83985
They use a lot of data science on their website - it pulls many dark tricks.

They do all this stuff because their readers like it.
>> No. 83987 Anonymous
17th March 2018
Saturday 9:50 am
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>>83986

They do this because we like it.

If you're reading it, it's for you.
>> No. 83988 Anonymous
17th March 2018
Saturday 10:05 am
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The threat the Nazis posed in the early 20th C and the threat Russia poses in the modern world isn't remotely comparable. There may be superficial similarities in ideology that people want to pick out, but Germany was one of the most advanced industrial countries in the world. In terms of power, the situation is entirely different.
>> No. 83989 Anonymous
17th March 2018
Saturday 10:06 am
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Also, why is Churchill making a little :3 face?
>> No. 83990 Anonymous
17th March 2018
Saturday 10:25 am
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>>83989
Same reason he's got a cigar sticking out the middle of his chin.

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>> No. 83965 Anonymous
4th March 2018
Sunday 11:36 pm
83965 Italian Election Results
I'M BACK LADS

BUNGA BUNGA
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>> No. 83971 Anonymous
5th March 2018
Monday 3:46 am
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>What a beautiful country, what a beautiful people, what a fucked up government
Italy is used to electoral chaos, but this one really is mental. Pretty much every combination has some major flaw to it. Let's look at these parties in descending order of sensibility.

Second place: Democrats. Centre-left, took over after the technocrats. Very much an establishment grouping.

First place: Five Star. Anti-establishment populists, some common ground with Democrats but blame them for the ills ailing the country.

Third place: League. Italy's LFR grouping, marginally to the right of ARE NIGE. Blame all the problems on immigrants and lazy southerners, historically argued for parts of the north to secede. Generally not a good look for government.

Fourth place: Forza Italia. Berlusconi - end of story.

In short, imagine Arsenal, Spurs, Chelsea and Millwall.
>> No. 83972 Anonymous
5th March 2018
Monday 6:40 pm
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>>83965
I've just realised how much he looks like Garak from DS9.
>> No. 83973 Anonymous
5th March 2018
Monday 7:26 pm
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>>83972

He looks more like Max Headroom to me. Either way he looks like he has Prosthetic makeup.
>> No. 83974 Anonymous
5th March 2018
Monday 7:34 pm
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>>83972

Garak doesn't look half as shifty to me.
>> No. 83975 Anonymous
5th March 2018
Monday 10:52 pm
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>>83974
Yeah, Berlusconi makes Blatter look like an upstanding citizen.

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>> No. 83944 Anonymous
22nd February 2018
Thursday 6:15 pm
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qxz_MAmkCMM

Forde's Brummie accent is very good.

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>> No. 83894 Anonymous
9th February 2018
Friday 2:30 pm
83894 Good Friday Agreement
Does our resident Norn Irelend lad know what the deal is surrounding the land border with The Republic? As far as I know, troops on the streets is a direct contravention of the GFA, as historically they had a habit of shooting teenagers, as is doing anything which inhibit Co-op between the two nations. That was ratified by the EU and UN(?), so it's not really up for debate (as far as I know) so I have a couple of questions.
1) Why do the DUP want to stir tensions with a hard border?
2) Are my assumptions correct and is there anything else you're aware of people need to know here? It wasn't discussed at all outside warnings from Blair and Major which were dismissed as "Project Fear" despite being, apparently, perfectly valid.
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>> No. 83900 Anonymous
9th February 2018
Friday 4:54 pm
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>>83897

The agreement guarantees incorporation of the ECHR in NI law, with direct access to the courts. Either we need to remain under the jurisdiction of the ECJ, we need a special deal for NI, or we need to amend the GFA.

The GFA doesn't directly mention the border, but it does pledge the removal of "security installations", which could be reasonably interpreted as including border checkpoints. It's very difficult to conceive of a border that is soft on both sides but satisfies WTO and EU rules. If we retain tariff-free trade with the RoI, then we'd be obliged under the most favoured nation rule to abolish tariffs on all our imports.

http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/etudes/BRIE/2017/583116/IPOL_BRI(2017)583116_EN.pdf
>> No. 83901 Anonymous
9th February 2018
Friday 5:13 pm
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>>83900
>The agreement guarantees incorporation of the ECHR in NI law, with direct access to the courts. Either we need to remain under the jurisdiction of the ECJ

Not the same thing.
>> No. 83902 Anonymous
9th February 2018
Friday 5:14 pm
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>>83899
> You're mind is skewed by Europe basically being one giant country. Poland has troops on it's border with Ukraine

My mind is certainly not skewed by this. There is no need for it to be the case.
>> No. 83903 Anonymous
9th February 2018
Friday 5:20 pm
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>>83902
Countries that don't protect their borders are seen as failed states for a reason. There are rules about this kind of thing.
>> No. 83904 Anonymous
9th February 2018
Friday 5:30 pm
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>>83903
You're just making shit up now.

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>> No. 83879 Anonymous
26th January 2018
Friday 9:01 pm
83879 Revolution
The bourgeois military power existing in Westminster by its politics of robbery, taxation, violence, executions, and torture should open the eyes of the deluded. It is hostile not only to the working class, but, by the essence of things, to all the labouring peasantry as well. The labouring peasantry of the North of England and Wales should understand that only in union with the urban proletariat and the soldiers, in union with the Scottish and Northern Irish poor can the Conservatives be defeated.

This union of the urban and village poor can be realized only through the Labour party. Like it or not, New Labour will now strive towards the same thing for which Corbyn has long since begun to fight. His common goal is the overthrow of the autocracy of ministers and lords appointed by nepotism, hateful to the people, and the establishment of the power of workers by means of a nationwide armed insurrection. For that, their struggle against the right wing fascist media of the bourgeoisie, who are armed to the teeth, will have to be conducted as a regular frontline war, persistent and prolonged.
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>> No. 83889 Anonymous
30th January 2018
Tuesday 5:34 pm
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>>83879

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rq8y-ejapjE
>> No. 83890 Anonymous
30th January 2018
Tuesday 7:36 pm
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>>83889

Ooof, that fat lad with gauges absolutely DESTROYED the USSR. I doubt it'll ever recover.
>> No. 83891 Anonymous
30th January 2018
Tuesday 8:02 pm
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>>83890

That's nazipuglad isn't it?
>> No. 83892 Anonymous
30th January 2018
Tuesday 8:13 pm
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>>83890
I've seen no evidence that Gorbachev has ever worn gauges...
>> No. 83893 Anonymous
30th January 2018
Tuesday 8:43 pm
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>>83892

Obviously, they doctored all the photos, didn't they?

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>> No. 83826 Anonymous
5th January 2018
Friday 7:23 pm
83826 Nazi Dog Video: The Saga Continues
>Man who taught dog Nazi salutes ‘should be convicted of hate crime’

>A man who recorded his girlfriend’s dog giving Nazi salutes ‘should be convicted of committing a hate crime’, a court heard. Mark Meechan, 30, filmed pug Buddha responding to statements such as ‘gas the Jews’ and ‘Sieg Heil’ in video footage posted on Youtube.

>The original video, uploaded in April 2016, had been viewed more than three million times on YouTube. Meechan, of Coatbridge, Lanarkshire, is on trial at Airdrie Sheriff Court and denies any wrong doing. He insists he made the video to annoy his girlfriend Suzanne Kelly, 29. Prosecutors allege he communicated material that would cause fear and alarm and stir up hatred on religious grounds by posting a clip which was ‘anti-semitic in nature’ to YouTube.

>He also faces an alternative charge of posting a video on social media and YouTube which was grossly offensive because it was ‘anti-semitic and racist in nature’ and the prosecution claimed it was aggravated by religious prejudice. Prosecutors asked Sheriff Derek O’Carroll to convict Meechan after branding his actions an ‘odious criminal act’.

>The depute fiscal said: ‘The video contains footage of the accused stating 23 times in total the words ‘gas the Jews’ in a comparatively short period of time. ‘He accepts he was involved in editing and producing the footage and managed to distill it down to a short period of time. ‘This is not some two and a half hour production with many shards every half hour, this is a toxic distillation of what he may call the best bits of his video.

>‘He has made very, very, sure the phrase ‘gas the Jews’ is repeated over and over and over again. ‘The phrase contains a clear threat of incitement to carry out a seriously violent act. ‘He might just as well have said ‘murder the Jews’ that is the effect of the toxic phrase ‘gas the Jews’. ‘The historical fact of what happened to millions of Jews in a way that frankly is difficult for a civilised society or people to comprehend. ‘Any reasonable person would suffer fear or alarm having heard that awful phrase uttered over and over and over again.

>He added: ‘Mr Meechan said on oath he thought the phrase “gas the Jews” was one of the most horrible phrases he could think of. ‘This was an odious criminal act that was dressed up to look like a joke.

>‘He is a highly intelligent and articulate individual, we are not dealing with some callow youth who is inexperienced with what is going on in the world. ‘The Crown contention is that the inclusion of the dog is an attempt to muddy the waters around him making, producing and posting the video. Meechan had earlier told the court he only ever intended the video to be seen by a small group of friends on his YouTube account and insisted he still found it funny. The trial continues.
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>> No. 83874 Anonymous
7th January 2018
Sunday 8:00 am
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What's going to happen to the dog? Will it be deprogrammed or just put down?
>> No. 83875 Anonymous
7th January 2018
Sunday 1:54 pm
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>>83874

It's currently serving 18 months for inciting racial hatred.
>> No. 83876 Anonymous
7th January 2018
Sunday 2:51 pm
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>>83874
Worse. It'll be adopted by a crazy woman who will call it her child and send herself a Mother's Day card from the dog.
>> No. 83877 Anonymous
7th January 2018
Sunday 3:00 pm
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>>83875
Our about 8 weeks in human time.
>> No. 83878 Anonymous
7th January 2018
Sunday 4:57 pm
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I hear he's already out on parole.

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>> No. 83814 Anonymous
31st December 2017
Sunday 1:37 pm
83814 Iran
I've always been lead to believe that Iran is actually a modern, quite-westernised society - all the Persians I have met have been intelligent, articulate people, a world away from the "mad mullah" narrative.

Do you think these protests in Iran are going to amount to much?
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>> No. 83821 Anonymous
31st December 2017
Sunday 3:41 pm
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>I've always been lead to believe that Iran is actually a modern, quite-westernised society

Are you a time traveler from the 1970s?

>Do you think these protests in Iran are going to amount to much?

Probably not. The protests aren't at their core asking for change, they're asking for price subsidies and if it gets as bad as Venezuela a few months ago then I'm sure Trump will make some stupid statement to discredit the opposition and entrench a siege mentality.

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>>83819
I don't see how that would play out as neither side has much of a chance to make direct attacks on the other across the Persian Gulf and neither Iraq nor Kuwait would volunteer to be a battlefield.

Much as I detest sourcing youtube videos Binkov did a good rundown on the problems of a confrontation:
https://youtu.be/7a4sUtze3jw?t=34s
>> No. 83822 Anonymous
31st December 2017
Sunday 4:01 pm
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>>83818
How?
>> No. 83823 Anonymous
31st December 2017
Sunday 8:45 pm
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>>83814

>Do you think these protests in Iran are going to amount to much?

God I hope so. Iranians are pretty a cool bunch, especially the young ones, they're really being held back by Khamenei.
>> No. 83824 Anonymous
1st January 2018
Monday 4:41 pm
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>>83821
>I'm sure Trump will make some stupid statement to discredit the opposition and entrench a siege mentality.

He even took a swing at laplanderstan for good measure.
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1st January 2018
Monday 5:57 pm
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>>83824
2018 is going to be fun.

Indian nationalists are already celebrating and love Trump.

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>> No. 83792 Anonymous
26th December 2017
Tuesday 1:29 am
83792 Owen Jones
http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/15788106.Racial_division_within_Bradford_is__horrible_state_of_affairs___warns_scrutiny_committee_chairman/
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>> No. 83813 Anonymous
31st December 2017
Sunday 1:20 pm
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>>83812
I have been to the National Railway Museum in York - brilliant place, amazing it is still free to get in.
>> No. 83815 Anonymous
31st December 2017
Sunday 1:50 pm
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>>83813
It's £10 to park. That's how they get people.
>> No. 83816 Anonymous
31st December 2017
Sunday 1:56 pm
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>>83815
You're right, I remember now - it is still quite a bargain given how much you get to see. I was dead impressed by it (this might be because I really, really like trains, your mileage may vary).
>> No. 83817 Anonymous
31st December 2017
Sunday 2:11 pm
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>>83815
That's fucking outrageous. Where do they think they are, London?
>> No. 83820 Anonymous
31st December 2017
Sunday 3:31 pm
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>>83817
I think its more the fact that parking is a living nightmare in York and they probably do it to stop everyone using their place as a handy city-centre car park.

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>> No. 83195 Anonymous
20th July 2017
Thursday 6:21 pm
83195 The Brexit Negotiations
We finally have some hard information on the specifics of the positions of both sides.

Today was the first joint technical document release, with each side's position on citizen's rights. It's patchy.

https://ec.europa.eu/commission/sites/beta-political/files/eu-uk_table_cr.pdf

I will attempt to keep this thread updated as the weeks go by.
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>> No. 83800 Anonymous
27th December 2017
Wednesday 9:03 pm
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Quite. When Croatia added the EU rubric to theirs, they seem to have gone from their old blue to an even darker blue. Looks black to me, but apparently it's still officially blue.

Of course, the greater irony is that adopting the burgundy was the first time we'd really exercised any self-determination on the matter. The old blue was forced on us by the League of Nations, as was having everything in French. The contents of the current passport go above and beyond the requirements of the ICAO at the behest of the US. Proper TAKIN ARE CUNTRY BACK innit.
>> No. 83801 Anonymous
27th December 2017
Wednesday 9:15 pm
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>apparently it's still officially blue

They should have ordered them from Habit Hat.
>> No. 83802 Anonymous
28th December 2017
Thursday 4:37 am
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>>83801
You beat me to it but I literally had this exact same conversation with my brother the other day about Croatia's passports and managed to get the reference in first.
>> No. 83803 Anonymous
28th December 2017
Thursday 6:11 am
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I find this whole affair rather Kirksome.
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28th December 2017
Thursday 3:14 pm
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Do you know who else has a blue passport? I wonder how long it will be before every airport in the world has a "blue passport" line.

I am quite sure the line will move really quickly, particularly those based overseas - nobody discriminates on colour, right.

International travel in five years time is going to be just great.

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>> No. 83767 Anonymous
20th December 2017
Wednesday 11:08 pm
83767 Damien Green resigns
She's not even that attractive. I am one of the people who believe most women about harassment, but a hand on a knee? None of this story makes any sense.

The porn must be really bad. I want to know which site he was looking at.

How can this be a resignation-level scandal? There is something we aren't being told.
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>> No. 83784 Anonymous
22nd December 2017
Friday 7:01 am
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Does she ever wear anything that isn't blue?
>> No. 83785 Anonymous
22nd December 2017
Friday 8:33 am
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>>83784

Party loyalty.
>> No. 83786 Anonymous
22nd December 2017
Friday 9:49 am
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I'd like to see her in nothing but her party loyalty IYKWIM
>> No. 83787 Anonymous
22nd December 2017
Friday 12:26 pm
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>>83786

I wouldn't shag her with yours mate, she's obviously mental.
>> No. 83788 Anonymous
22nd December 2017
Friday 12:54 pm
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>>83787

Having said that, she does look like a slightly pudgy version of the second cousin I occasionally have sex dreams about.

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>> No. 83551 Anonymous
5th October 2017
Thursday 9:16 pm
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>Sir Edward Heath 'would have been questioned' over abuse claims
>Sir Edward Heath would have been questioned over sex abuse claims if he was alive when they came to light, police have said. Wiltshire Police launched Operation Conifer in 2015 when the former PM was accused of historical child sex abuse.

>The Conservative politician would have been interviewed under caution over seven claims, including the alleged rape of an 11-year-old, they said. No inference of guilt should be drawn from this, police stressed. The allegations include one of rape of a male under 16, three of indecent assault on a male under 16, four of indecent assault on a male under 14, and two of indecent assault on a male over 16.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-41503143

How in Gods name is this still going on? Operation Conifer has so far burnt through £1.5 million without a shred of evidence and the press are still going along with it instead of calling for Mike Veale to be sacked and possibly tarred and feathered.

I seem to remember a mythical time when if someone talked about satanic rituals they would be laughed at.
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>> No. 83764 Anonymous
10th December 2017
Sunday 7:30 pm
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How could anyone possibly suspect this angelic figure of doing such a thing?
>> No. 83765 Anonymous
10th December 2017
Sunday 8:19 pm
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Jesus christ is that a vogon?
>> No. 83766 Anonymous
10th December 2017
Sunday 8:34 pm
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>>83765
It would appear to be a bump to a two-month old thread. Which, I suppose, is on par with the poetry.

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>> No. 83755 Anonymous
25th November 2017
Saturday 12:39 pm
83755 Consider the Following...
So are we moving to a post-IRA splinter group situation (best analogy I can think of) with Isis in the middle east? They've been functionally decimated, but 30 or so Isis remnants were responsible for the Egypt terror attack which means they are still organised albeit on a smaller scale.
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25th November 2017
Saturday 3:05 pm
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I think it is quite a different scenario the IRA ended because it felt it had achieved its agenda, ISIS has just been supressed. They are quite possibly in the position where they are strongest now, fighting a guerrilla campaign. As long as the funds don't dry up they are really as much of a threat as they ever were.

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