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Post 17721

Icy North

Laude Noctem Vacuum smiley - grovel


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Post 17722

Lusus

Curiously, those ridiculously expensive Cambridge houses look as if they were inspired by cattle sheds.


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Post 17723

Maria


Leicester fans have been in Spain

Having a faquin free beer in the train:
http://www.publico.es/tremending/2017/04/13/youtube-hooligans-ingleses-asaltaron-el-bar-del-ave-al-grito-de-es-gratis/

Having more beers in the most centric plaza of Madrid, singing traditional folks songs like "Gibraltar is ours"

http://m.publico.es/deportes/1996030/ultras-ingleses-convierten-la-plaza-mayor-en-un-basurero-al-grito-de-gibraltar-es-nuestro

The police joined them with thick sticks, for percussion, I guess.


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Post 17724

Icy North

I know innocent people get caught up in these things, but clearly this was a mob out to cause trouble, and they deserve everything they get.

Leiceter had a reputation for hooliganism in the 1970s. It's a shame it's all returned so quickly.


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Post 17725

Baron Grim

This isn't a news story really, but all the more appropriate threads died years ago.


I'm sitting at the bar and the TV is tuned to the obligatory baseball game, Astros vs Oakland A's. Someone remarked about a player getting hit by a bat, so I looked up and saw the player was wearing number 42.

The next time I look I see a coach wearing number 42.
Then I see an opposing team player wearing 42.
Everyone on the field is wearing 42!?

What is this? Towel day isn't for a couple months. Is it HHGttG day at Enron Field?


Nope, it's Jackie Robinson day in the whole league. 42 was his number and he started playing in the majors on this day in 1947.


smiley - towelsmiley - pggb


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Post 17726

Baron Grim

The last person born in the 19th century died today.

Emma Morano, age 117, credited her longevity to good genes and her diet of 3 eggs each day, 2 raw.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-39610937


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Post 17727

Icy North

UK calls snap general election

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-39629603


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Post 17728

Pink Paisley

'There won't be a snap election'.
'Now isn't the time for another Scottish referendum'.
'We'll have a general election'.

I really hope the public see this cynical politicking for what it is.

I thought that fixed term elections were supposed to stop this sort of thing.

PP.


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Post 17729

Pink Paisley

I'm getting angrier the more I think about this.

The last Tory to use the electorate in an attempt to further his own ends tripped over his own shoe laces and fell flat on his face, dragged the country into a mire of hate and jingoism and had to quit.

Now we have May doing the same. This will be the most muddled election for years. It will be all about Europe, Europe, Europe with a repeat of the misleading but meaningless twaddle that was trotted out last time whilst the half-wit Corbyn watches from the side lines wishing he was Michael Foot. And the die is already cast.

Jeez. I hope nobody tries to talk to me about this at work tomorrow. Mr Grumpy will be at home.

PP.


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Post 17730

swl

Remember when this would have been on about p30 of it's own thread by now?


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Post 17731

Dr Anthea - ah who needs to learn things... just google it!

I just dont understand how a month and a half is enough time to campaign and make an educated political choice
of course they dont really want people making educated choices they want them to read some nonsense probably from a red top news paper calling about saboteurs and traitors (as if thats not a sickening way to talk about democracy) and vote on a whim based on media influenced emotion rather than thought


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Post 17732

You can call me TC

This wouldn't have got to P30 under the BBC because the subject would have been taboo.


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Post 17733

Baron Grim

It took 12 more hours for someone to open a specific thread on the subject:

F19585?thread=8317800


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Post 17734

swl

Good point TC


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Post 17735

Icy North

I know we shouldn't get excited about new drugs which appear to be performing well in trials, but this one is worth a read:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-39641123

If by some miracle they did manage to halt dementure, what impact would it have on society? Huge, I would think.


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Post 17736

Pink Paisley

I was highly amused when getting petrol today, when I spotted a copy of the Daily Mail on the news rack. The headline about the breakthrough in treatment for dementia. Underneath? A picture of Theresa May.

PP.


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Post 17737

hammondorgan

I was interested by the story about the woman who had an unfounded PIN notice given to her and suffered all kinds of consequences, this had been handed out by the police who just believed her accuser who is just starting a jail sentence for giving false information. There's no appeal against PIN notices, seems horribly arbitrary to me, I'd never heard of them. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-39732446


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Post 17738

swl

Want one - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-39441825

" UK 'Iron Man' demonstrates flying suit"


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Post 17739

Icy North

Trump fears "Major Major" conflict in North Korea:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-39741671

Fans of 'Catch 22' may read this headline in a different light.

I'm referring to a guy who was installed into a position of command in which he was completely incompetent. No-one liked or trusted him...


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Post 17740

Baron Grim

Shaved smiley - catsmiley - catsmiley - catsmiley - catsmiley - catsmiley - catsmiley - cat

smiley - huh

http://trib.al/ZC6BLjz


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