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swl

Assange arrested in London - http://www.indymedia.ie/article/104061


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swl

Hmm, that may not be actually true smiley - erm


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Pastey

I did try to find more on it, but couldn't. Which led me to think it might be part of a publicity stunt given the date.


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Xanatic

A Van Gogh painting long believed to be a fake has been shown to be authentic. What's great about it is that in the upper left corner of the painting, you can see the Tardis. Obviously it was painted during the time Amy and The Doctor visited Van Gogh.

http://news.yahoo.com/van-gogh-museum-van-gogh-identified-090404253.html


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Post 15305

Icy North

Nice to see the BBC is setting new academic standards in science journalism:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-24040130

Blobfish wins ugliest animal vote


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Post 15306

swl

"The Voyager-1 spacecraft has become the first manmade object to leave the Solar System.

Scientists say the probe's instruments indicate it has moved beyond the bubble of hot gas from our Sun and is now moving in the space between the stars."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-24026153

100 years ago, horses and carts were still the main mode of transport in the world. smiley - magic


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Post 15307

HonestIago

It makes you proud, doesn't it? Something humanity built less than a century after developing powered flight is now sailing through plasma left behind by ancient supernovas.

Humanity is awesome.


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Pastey

Humanity *can* be awesome.


Sorry, I'm getting very cynical at the moment.


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Post 15309

deleted

A new Royal Mail 'sorry you were out' card issued:

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/09/12/royal-mail-privatisation-spoof_n_3914182.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular


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Post 15310

Pastey

Looks like we get the Tories in Manchester for their conference again this year: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-24085130

And they happen to time it when the Manchester Food & Drink Festival is on. So of course, not problems being foreseen with all the additional security that's going to need, but at least they'll have cleaned the city up for them. smiley - erm


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Icy North

WIll Mr Pickles be dropping by the Food & Drink festival?


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Post 15312

Pastey

Have a riot, get a new kitchen: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-24092028

Not totally sure they've got this one right. Certainly sure that PFI isn't the way to go.


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Tony Blair's son Euan weds girlfriend Suzanne Ashman

This is presently the main story on the BBC homepage. Why is this news exactly....?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-24096071


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Pastey

I was wondering that myself. I mean, I can understand it when an ex priminister's son gets arrested trying to start and fund a military coup and that making front page news. But one getting married? Who gives a feacal movement?
I'm guessing they're covering it in exchange for invites so they can rub shoulders with the slebs.


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swl

Getting ready for his smooth entry into politics. I heard that Prescott, Straw and Blair all have sons putting themselves forward as candidates for Labour. Nepotism? Surely not!!


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Pastey

Surely the previous bigwigs at the Labour party aren't out to groom their sons so they can pass on the family business to them?! I mean, that's totally against the ethos of their party isn't it? smiley - winkeye


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Post 15317

swl

Glasgow's oldest man has cancer smiley - sadfacehttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-24106842


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Post 15318

Icy North

Sending best wishes to the Big Yin for a full recovery smiley - stiffdrink

The guy's a comic genius.


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~ jwf ~ scribblo ergo sum

smiley - yikes
The Cyborg's are coming!
Scientists at Harvard have married living cells to electro-tech:

http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/135207-harvard-creates-cyborg-flesh-thats-half-man-half-machine

smiley - weird
~jwf~


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~ jwf ~ scribblo ergo sum

swl:

>> Glasgow's oldest man has cancer smiley - sadface
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-24106842 <<

The story also says he's been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease
and then calmly states the he was a guest on a show called Parkinson
in the 1970s.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parkinson_(TV_series)

The article neither speculates nor draws any conclusion that being on
this show was the cause but does say:

"An appearance on Parkinson in the 1970s helped introduce him to a
wider audience..." and quotes Billy as later saying that his appearance
on the show changed his life.

Apparently it did.
smiley - erm
~jwf~


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