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Post 12401

~ jwf ~ scribblo ergo sum

The man worked at an abattoir fergawdsake.
Of course he'd add insult to injury. I bet
he calls his wife a mad cow.
smiley - winkeye
~jwf~


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Post 12402

Alfster

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/nov/17/vatican-criticises-benetton-pope-kissing

yEAH..THE pOPE ONLY KISSES KIDS...


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Post 12403

swl

Vatican Reaction

http://www.thedailymash.co.uk/news/business/pope-and-imam-'would-make-horrible-couple'-201111174557/

"And I don't see how this campaign is supposed to end hatred because I now hate Benetton as much as I hate homosexuals. Advert fail."


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Post 12404

swl

This is brilliant - it shows just how integrated some people can become in Scottish society.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-15777852

A Muslim Rangers supporter who chanted sectarian remarks at a game at Ibrox Stadium has been fined £600.

Abdul Rafiq, 41, the only Muslim member of the English Defence League, was arrested at Rangers friendly game with Chelsea on 6 August.


smiley - laughsmiley - laughsmiley - laugh


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Post 12405

The Groob

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-15778446

"I'm a loveable rogue" - Biggs.

No, you're a crook.


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Post 12406

toybox

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2011/nov/18/neutrinos-still-faster-than-light

Neutrinos still faster than light, seemingly.

smiley - hero <---- to properly illustrate the story, this one should be wearing a red pajama.


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Post 12407

toybox

French scientists have created a new lightweight plastic that is as strong and stable as other thermoset materials such as Bakelite, yet can be easily reworked and reshaped when heated.

http://www.rsc.org/chemistryworld/News/2011/November/17111104.asp

smiley - scientist


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Post 12408

swl

EU bans claim that water can prevent dehydration

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/eu/8897662/EU-bans-claim-that-water-can-prevent-dehydration.html


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Post 12409

Ivan the Terribly Average

Four elderly people died in a fire at a nursing home. Now a nurse has been charged with four counts of murder. smiley - ill

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-11-19/man-arrested-over-nursing-home-blaze/3681548


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Post 12410

tucuxii

Artur C Clarke would have enjoyed this one -

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-15754786


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Post 12411

Fathom


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cumbria-15783052

...or so he says.

F


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Post 12412

swl

smiley - laugh "Politicians and lawyers are excluded from entering the annual event because organisers say they are too good"


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Post 12413

swl

"An application has been made to erect Olympic rings on Edinburgh Castle.

The London 2012 organising committee wants to place the five-ring symbol on the castle ramparts for four months next year.

The 8m-high (26ft) aluminium rings would be visible from several miles away and would be replaced later in the year with the Paralympic logo."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-15757202

smiley - bleep off, just smiley - bleep the smiley - bleep off. Take your smiley - bleep London Olympics logo and shove it up your smiley - bleep. The Castle is also the Scottish National War Memorial and the idea of promoting such a tawdry event on the gravestone of over 200,000 dead Scots is disgusting. Peddle your geegaws on the Cenotaph why don't you? smiley - cross


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Post 12414

Eveneye--Eegogee--Julzes

Well, the olympics are supposed to (theoretically) have something to do with preventing wars and the resulting loss of life from them (but I fail to see any evidence of their having done so).


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Post 12415

Pink Paisley

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/cricket/15803140.stm

Basil D'Olivera has died.

I have been a cricket fan since I first encountered the game as a boy and he was the first cricketer that I was aware of. I feel a bit sad about his death. He lied about his age because he thought he would be considered too old to play for England. He was probably 83 when he died rather than 80.

PP


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Post 12416

The Groob

Unreal. £1.4m car.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-15802266

Not sure I'd want one though - you can only get to A to B at a maximum of 70mph.


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Post 12417

Alfster

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/nov/18/mark-duggan-ipcc-investigation-riots

"Revealed: Mark Duggan was not armed when shot by police

Investigators find no forensic evidence he was carrying gun when killed"

"The investigation into the death of Mark Duggan has found no forensic evidence that he was carrying a gun when he was shot dead by police on 4 August, the Guardian has learned.

A gun collected by Duggan earlier in the day was recovered 10 to 14 feet away, on the other side of a low fence from his body. He was killed outside the vehicle he was travelling in, after a police marksman fired twice."

Um...so it was found ~12feet from the taxi Duggan was in?

How far could someone throw a gun from a taxi...over a low wall...?


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Post 12418

swl

Water Company Prepares Itself For UK Drought

http://news.sky.com/home/uk-news/article/16113351

Umm - it's not a UK drought if it only affects one wee part of it.


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Post 12419

Aurora

Police pepper-spray students sitting on the ground during peaceful protest at UC Davis:
http://www.davisenterprise.com/media-post/ucd-police-remove-occupy-uc-davis-tents/


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Post 12420

swl

Assault and peppered?


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