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Post 3801

Anoldgreymoonraker Free Tibet

I have been looking for the story about the woman in the closet in my local Japanese newspaper and I didn't find anything about it , It didn't make the news on Japanese TV here either.

I did see it on the BBC yesterday as an undernote?

I do know that the police here cannot go into peoples houses which can help in some smiley - magic casessmiley - winkeye


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Post 3802

Anoldgreymoonraker Free Tibet

I liked this one in the Swindon Adver

A speed camera was burnt out in Chiseldon ,then it goes on to say "the police said a tyre was set on fire then draped over the camera, it could be a copycat"

fancy the police telling people how not to do it smiley - winkeyeIf I was going to do that I'd hang the tyre first then add a drop of gas plus spark and thensmiley - run


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Post 3803

A Super Furry Animal

http://www.metro.co.uk/news/world/article.html?in_article_id=158827&in_page_id=64&in_a_source=

It's nice to see women standing up for equal rights in a Muslim society.

RFsmiley - evilgrin


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Post 3804

Steve K.

"In London, Sober Reality
Goes Underground"

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB121235676949836121.html?mod=hpp_us_inside_today

smiley - ale


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Post 3805

The Groob

Biscuits 'key' to clinching business deals

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/7432092.stm

"However more than half of respondents looked down on dunking biscuits in tea or coffee during a meeting".

Oh for god's sake, let your hair down. We know you do it at home anyway.smiley - winkeye


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Post 3806

taliesin

smiley - pirate

Arr!

http://www.cbc.ca/world/story/2008/06/03/un-somaliapirates.html

Some of the comments are rather good ---

SensFan wrote: "This is grave news indeed. Attacking pirates will anger the Flying Spaghetti Monster!

The UN now risks being on the receiving end of His wrathful noodly appendage."

smiley - smiley


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Post 3807

swl

The Royal Navy are a bit reticent though. If they capture any Somali pirates, Britain cannot hand them over to the Somali government as that would be in breach of the HRA. The RN would face the possibility that we would have to return them to the UK, where they could claim asylum.


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Post 3808

swl

UK man charged at Guantanamo Bay

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7434920.stm

Why do the BBC persist in calling this man British. He isn't. His only connection to the UK is he once lived here. He was arrested in Pakistan. By the same measure if the US arrested Thierry Henry, would the BBC be calling for the release of a "British footballer"?


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Post 3809

kuzushi


They call him a British resident rather than a British citizen.
He may have been granted residency without citizenship.


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Post 3810

pheloxi | is it time to wear a hat? |

Going Dutch: Guardian readers say Brits must back the Netherlands in Euro 2008
http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2008/jun/04/euro2008.netherlands

"In the final days of voting, the Dutch website GeenStijl (literally "no style") instigated a campaign to tilt the balance their country's way, eventually spawning a triumphant piece of hacking that gave Holland an improbable percentage of the votes."

Dutch rigged!? smiley - whistle


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Post 3811

mamuomar

i saw back poland

i mean they play the germans on Sunday

PS Thierry Henry doesn't pay tax here


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Post 3812

mamuomar

i say back poland

smiley - doh


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Post 3813

A Super Furry Animal

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/2071537/Woman-arrested-with-knife-%27saved-by-sausage%27.html

RFsmiley - evilgrin


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Post 3814

anhaga



Pass the Amarone!


'The Wisconsin scientists used a dose on mice equivalent to just 35 bottles a day. But red wine contains many other resveratrol-like compounds that may also be beneficial. Taking these into account, as well as mice's higher metabolic rate, a mere four, five-ounce glasses of wine "starts getting close" to the amount of resveratrol they found effective, Dr. Weindruch said.'

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/04/health/research/04aging.html?_r=2&adxnnl=1&adxnnlx=1212584547-9+mzSj/1DumNnGdTnO3GHw&oref=slogin&oref=slogin


smiley - redwinesmiley - redwinesmiley - redwinesmiley - redwine


smiley - cracker


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Post 3815

Ged42

The Daily Mail will be up in arms, rogue snails going around with graffitied shells terrorising the capital with their uncouth ways.

http://www.metro.co.uk/news/article.html?in_article_id=156464&in_page_id=34




And someone who really should have known where his towel was. smiley - towel

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20080604/od_afp/healthjapanoffbeat


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Post 3816

swl

Policeman shot dead in training

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/manchester/7444163.stm

I suppose that's what happens when you invite Brazilian Policemen over for training smiley - evilgrin


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Post 3817

azahar

Kitten rescued by vacuum cleaner

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/edinburgh_and_east/7443934.stm


Awwwww...


az


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Post 3818

swl

Awwwwww shucks smiley - laugh

I wonder how the fire brigade reacted when they saw this one -

The boy, 3, who got fed up with trying to pick up a teddy bear in the arcade machine ... and crawled inside instead

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1025001/The-boy-3-got-fed-trying-pick-teddy-bear-arcade-machine---crawled-inside-instead.html

I love the picture smiley - laugh


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Post 3819

swl

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1025254/Two-Navy-destroyers-unable-missiles--theyve-removed-save-cash.html

Two matelots have been detailed to stand on deck and call out "Bang...Whoosh" on command.


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Post 3820

Ged42

Ohhh.. pretty pictures time...

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/MRO/multimedia/mro20080303earth.html

Picture of the Earth and the Moon as seen from the orbit of Mars

smiley - earthsmiley - moon



smiley - mars


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