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Post 12041

airscotia-back by popular demand

.......and the prison.


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Post 12042

Taff Agent of kaos


thats where you find the gangs

here!!!!!smiley - yikes

smiley - bat


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Post 12043

Effers;England.


I posted this to anhaga earlier but I hope its okay here as well.

The Old Etonian is getting his finger on the pulse of the inner cities...'broken society' and 'moral collapse'


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Post 12044

Effers;England.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-14524834

We're his top priority.


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Post 12045

~ jwf ~ scribblo ergo sum

That link certainly shows that many have been arrested
and tried or been remanded. And the rioting seems to have
stopped. Uhm, maybe the got all the bad 'uns locked up now.
Obviously that won't stop the gummit from beating the bushes.

MEANWHILE in China:
It's the old "Fly me! Fly me!" rearing its ugly head.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-14526285

smiley - laugh
~jwf~


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Taff Agent of kaos


maybe one of them knew a fisherman????

smiley - bat


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Post 12047

HonestIago

I'm so pleased that we're Diamond Dave's first priority. Maybe he'll reverse the disastrous decisions he's made over the past year. Maybe we'll even see him getting his hands dirty - I'd love to see him in my school.


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Post 12048

tarantoes

>>I'm so pleased that we're Diamond Dave's first priority. Maybe
he'll reverse the disastrous decisions he's made over the past year.
Maybe we'll even see him getting his hands dirty - I'd love to see
him in my school.<<

Well he has declared War on the problem so we can expect truth to be
the first casualty followed by extensive collateral damage. It
might end up being a case of the operation being a success and the
patient dying.


What news story has caught your attention today?

Post 12049

toybox

(fixing the subject line)


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Post 12050

Mr. Dreadful - But really I'm not actually your friend, but I am...

One of the funniest things I've read about the 'broken society' was that the riots were caused by the "me first" culture started by New Labour... so the Tory gubmint of the 1980s had nothing to do with that at all, then? smiley - rofl


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Post 12051

Mr. Dreadful - But really I'm not actually your friend, but I am...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-14533749

11-year-old boy calls police because his mum asked him to tidy up after himself.


What news story has caught your attention today?

Post 12052

toybox

Oh, just like this Calvin and Hobbes comics then?

http://www.gocomics.com/calvinandhobbes/1995/03/11


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Post 12053

anhaga

For the record (on Muslim communities and tolerance, etc.):


'"We're not discouraged," Saleh said. "We are responding in a very positive way, because at the end of the day, we're building a community. We're not here to break up the community. So, we want the best for the community at large."'

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/story/2011/08/15/edm-muslim-school.html


BTW, this city is bursting at the seams with Christian schools and Christian 'home schoolers', which are, to my mind, much more subversive (sucking funds from the publicly-funded secular system) than this little classroom would have been.smiley - erm


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Post 12054

tarantoes

Most Popular Films in British Cinemas a week after the riots:
1) A film about chimpanzees and gorillas suddenly taking over the world.
2) A film about smurfs.
3) A film about good and bad wizards.
4) A film about kids making a zombie movie with an alien(?) on the loose.
5) A film about a New Yorker who inherits penguins.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-14544739


What news story has caught your attention today?

Post 12055

tarantoes

>>Most Popular Films in British Cinemas a week after the riots:
1) A film about chimpanzees and gorillas suddenly taking over the world.<<

Current World Populations
Western Lowland Gorilla: about 110,000
Eastern Lowland Gorilla: about 4,000
Mountain Gorilla: about 600
Chimpanzees: about 150,000
Orangutans: about 60,000

So all-together they make up about 325,000 individuals

Versus
Humans: about 6,950,000,000.


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Post 12056

Mr. Dreadful - But really I'm not actually your friend, but I am...

http://www.thelocal.se/7650/20070619/

Swedish man gets his heavy metal 'addiction' classified as a disability.


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Post 12057

swl

Volunteers who accidentally left a money box on a mountainside were amazed to find it still there two days later - brimming with more than £40 in change.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-tayside-central-14527551


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Post 12058

~ jwf ~ scribblo ergo sum

>> The group - all aged between 16 and 18 years -
expected it to have been taken by the time they
returned more than 48 hours later. <<

What's wrong with kids today. They don't trust
anyone anymore. Or rather, they know what they
would have done if they'd come upon such a find.
smiley - erm
~jwf~


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Post 12059

~ jwf ~ scribblo ergo sum

In other news:

http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/shortsharpscience/2011/08/solar-powered-yacht-docks-at-h.html


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Post 12060

toybox

http://www.economist.com/node/21525840

Quoting the first paragraph:

"Since 1992 the Innocence Project, an American legal charity, has used DNA evidence to help exonerate 271 people who were wrongly convicted of crimes, sometimes after they had served dozens of years in prison. But a mystery has emerged from the case reports. Despite being innocent, around a quarter of these people had confessed or pleaded guilty to the offences of which they were accused."


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