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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
PostPosted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:34 
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Superb. Whenever I learn a new word I try to use it three times that day. The unmasking of Jim Carey was the 'Truman Show'.


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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
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And today's annoying clickbait article on the Guardian website is the one where the journalist has to travel by train at short notice and discovers it's a bit pricey.


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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
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Superb. Whenever I learn a new word I try to use it three times that day. The unmasking of Jim Carey was the 'Truman Show'.

Surely it was the end of The Mask?

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Er, spoilers.

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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
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And today's annoying clickbait article on the Guardian website is the one where the journalist has to travel by train at short notice and discovers it's a bit pricey.
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The A1 has its own landmarks – the old Little Chefs that are now sex shops and, erm, the roundabouts – but oddly, it doesn’t compare.

That's right near where I live - in fact, it's literally next door the barbecue shop that I use (which gave Gaywood and Craster more of a hard on when we visited than any sex shop ever could).

I like the way she missed out actual landmarks. I mean, there's even a book.

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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
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One of the joys of driving in the southern US is that the sex shops tend to be right next to churches, suggesting a natural order to one's visits.


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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
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Kern wrote:
One of the joys of driving in the southern US is that the sex shops tend to be right next to churches, suggesting a natural order to one's visits.

See also West Reading. Chippy, flower shop, sex shop, church.


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West Reading: Best weddings in the country!


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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
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crime time!

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WEST Yorkshire Police officers had to resort to using force more than 7,500 times over a three month period this year.

Data released for the first time shows tasers were used 62 times, an irritant spray was used 132 times and police dogs bit offenders four times in the period April 1 to June 30.

Spit guards were used on 14 occasions, ground restraint was used on 216 occasions and there were 1,092 occasions of non-compliant handcuffing.

Compliant handcuffing amounted to 2,147 incidents.
A shield was used once and a baton ten times.

Tactical (verbal) communication was used on 2,554 occasions to resolve an incident.

In all, force was used by officers 7,680 times in order to carry out their duties and there were 218 occasions when police staff were physically injured.


Ruff stuff

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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
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Does Tactical Verbal Communication mean "talking"?


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Does Tactical Verbal Communication mean "talking"?


Sort of.

The police shout "Look behind you" and when they do, on go the cuffs. Tactical.

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Does Tactical Verbal Communication mean "talking"?

They shout "Bang! Bang!".

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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
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Does Tactical Verbal Communication mean "talking"?


Yep, starts at talking and goes up to shouting that you have a police dog/taser/gun that you'll use if needed.

https://www.westyorkshire.police.uk/sit ... olicy2.pdf


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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
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https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... t-backlash

Oh, Owen.

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https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/aug/09/prime-minister-corbyn-very-british-coup-establishment-backlash

Oh, Owen.

Seems pretty reasonable if you read the whole thing.


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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
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https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/aug/09/prime-minister-corbyn-very-british-coup-establishment-backlash

Oh, Owen.

Seems pretty reasonable if you read the whole thing.


The government is a puppet to a shadowy cabal that would endeauvour to stop a Labour Land of Milk and Honey?

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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
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Ah, I love Harold Wilson conspiracies. The stories get a bit murky, but whilst it seems likely that whilst there were some right-wing fantasists, there were never enough to be taken seriously. There's also the issue of his Alzheimer's and how far it had progressed by then. Never really know how to take the story about him seeing tanks at Heathrow.

Of course, they just want you to think that it was the real Harold Wilson Prime-Ministering from 1974-1976.


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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
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I got halfway through the first paragraph where he describes himself as a 'Corbyn supporter', snorted, LOLed for real, then closed the browser page.

Brass neck doesn't even begin to cover it; who honestly still listens to what this twerp has to say, even on the "googly eyed" [(c) Ross Greer] Left?

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I got halfway through the first paragraph where he describes himself as a 'Corbyn supporter', snorted, LOLed for real, then closed the browser page.

Brass neck doesn't even begin to cover it; who honestly still listens to what this twerp has to say, even on the "googly eyed" [(c) Ross Greer] Left?


Read it all. You will love it.

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Ah, I love Harold Wilson conspiracies. The stories get a bit murky, but whilst it seems likely that whilst there were some right-wing fantasists, there were never enough to be taken seriously. There's also the issue of his Alzheimer's and how far it had progressed by then. Never really know how to take the story about him seeing tanks at Heathrow.

Of course, they just want you to think that it was the real Harold Wilson Prime-Ministering from 1974-1976.


I'm never sure either, but there's some evidence (at least from Spycatcher et al) that some in the security services were not…best pleased with him being PM. And looking back at BBC/ITV documentaries at the time (obscure British doc hunting on YouTube is such a mine of nostalgia for a time I never knew!), there's definitely a sense that Heath/Wilson couldn't control the country and that a 'stern hand is needed' (Mountbatten always turns up at this point, but in almost all the stories, refuses to have anything to do with it).

And the tanks really were parked in Heathrow - though the reason given was possible IRA action at the airport.

EDIT: And hey, guess who didn't read the article! My defence is that I'm now an American citizen and don't do silly things like read ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
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Peter St. John wrote:
My defence is that I'm now an American citizen and don't do silly things like read ;)


Congratulations! Was the test better than the UK one?

This wasn't your first political action? ;) Seriously, what's the mood like in Durham (I think that's where you are in North Carolina)?


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Blimey, that's terrifying.


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Kern wrote:
Peter St. John wrote:
My defence is that I'm now an American citizen and don't do silly things like read ;)


Congratulations! Was the test better than the UK one?

This wasn't your first political action? ;) Seriously, what's the mood like in Durham (I think that's where you are in North Carolina)?


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Mob mentality scares the shit out of me. The people who tore down that statue were every bit as (deep breath) "swivel eyed" as the racist fucktards the other day. I suspect something horrible is brewing. Possibly using the words "massacre" and "riot"


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On the statues issue, the CW Memory blog has some interesting posts about this week's events and historical memory in general.


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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
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These fuckers who insist on succumbing to the dubious allure of the political and social spectrum extremes (on either side) annoy the fuck out of me; I agree with DavPaz: S.E.L.s the lot of em.

People need to get real, grow the fuck up and close down Twitter.

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DavPaz wrote:
Mob mentality scares the shit out of me. The people who tore down that statue were every bit as (deep breath) "swivel eyed" as the racist fucktards the other day. I suspect something horrible is brewing. Possibly using the words "massacre" and "riot"

Please correct me if I'm wrong here, but you appear to be saying people who oppose nazis are just as bad as nazis.

Please say I've misconstrued


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