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What news story has caught your attention today.

Post 15821

Pastey

smiley - bubbly


What news story has caught your attention today.

Post 15822

Pastey

Replica England football shirts go on sale for £90, people get annoyed:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/26826554

One footballer called it "appalling" and "taking the mickey", and I'm not surprised, he only earns £3.12 million a year so would only be able to buy almost 35 thousand of them each year.

The FA said it "is a not-for-profit organisation that puts £100m back into the game every year." Which'll be its share of the profits from these shirts and others, the rest will be going to Nike.

If you've not heard of Nike, they're a small clothing manufacturer based in the UK who only use locally sourced, high quality materials and champion above minimum wage salaries. Oh, no, hang on, that's not them is it? Nike are the massive multi-national corporation with an annual revenue in excess of $24.1 billion.

Okay sports fans, if you really are fed up with being taken for a ride, here's a suggestion:

Don't Buy The Shirt.

It's not a difficult or complicated thing, just don't give them your money. If you've got a kid who wants one, explain to them about how large multi-nationals are destroying competition and sports, and bleeding every dollar and pound they can get while fobbing the sports organisations off with a pittance as feel good media fodder.


What news story has caught your attention today.

Post 15823

swl - and the pigs said: We Will Be Happy, We Will Be Free

Real fans will buy the shirt and wear it at every opportunity to demonstrate that they are real fans.



Still, £90 for a white t-shirt smiley - laughsmiley - laughsmiley - laughsmiley - laugh


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Post 15824

Pink Paisley

When I were a lad, and played for my school team, we just wore a t-shirt the right colour.

Mind, we used to have to lick pitch clean wi' our tongues before 't match as well.

PP.


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Post 15825

Superfrenchie - brand new ACE

Buy a white tee shirt.
Buy a blue sharpie.
smiley - magic
Ta dah!


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Post 15826

swl - and the pigs said: We Will Be Happy, We Will Be Free

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/12/30/andrew-frey-meth-masturbating_n_4518225.html

"Man 'High On Meth, Fights Off 15 Police Officers While Masturbating'"


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Post 15827

~ jwf ~ scribblo ergo sum

smiley - yuk
Yes, my curiosity is piqued by that headline,
but no, I won't be clicking that URL.
smiley - rolleyes
~jwf~


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Post 15828

Baron Grim

Considering that today is 1 April, I'm skipping a LOT of links today.

1 April just means the internet is even more annoying than usual.


What news story has caught your attention today.

Post 15829

~ jwf ~ scribblo ergo sum

smiley - jester
smiley - ok
~jwf~


What news story has caught your attention today.

Post 15830

Baron Grim

I used to enjoy the more imaginative hoaxes and pranks, but now it's been turned into something obligatory and dull mostly. And some of the hoax news stories are just dumb which makes it very hard to differentiate against the normal "News" from the Daily Mail or Fox News.


What news story has caught your attention today.

Post 15831

swl - and the pigs said: We Will Be Happy, We Will Be Free

It's dated 30/12/13


What news story has caught your attention today.

Post 15832

~ jwf ~ scribblo ergo sum

A couple of days ago California was rattled by an medium strength
earthquake around 4.1 on the scale. Tonight (Tuesday) Chile was
hit with an 8.3 and the entire west coast of South America is under
a tsunami watch. Most people live on the coast and now everyone is
heading inland up into the hills. Traffic is snarling nastily.
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2014/04/01/chile-earthquake-tsunami/7182981/
smiley - bus
~jwf~


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Post 15833

Pastey

Bad Hair Day?

A light-hearted story with potentially sinister undertones:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-27038723

It's a short article, but hard to describe smiley - biggrin


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Post 15834

Pink Paisley

Hilarious.

And I'm gobsmacked that nobody has asked for the 'Un'.

If I had sufficient hair, I'd definitely have one. smiley - rofl

PP.


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