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Chelsea transfer embargo
at 10:30 22 Feb 2019

for 2 windows. Luckily for them they've got about 80 players in the wings.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/47329293
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Look at me
at 20:41 18 Feb 2019

I generated 12.5kW today, and it was cloudy for half the day. Anyone else joined the solar revolution just in time to get your Feed-in Tariffs?
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Is it half term this week?
at 13:00 18 Feb 2019

Asking for a friend
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These climate strikes today
at 13:39 15 Feb 2019

Brilliant to see the passion from a bunch of kids who, quite frankly, are putting many adults and certainly most politicians to shame.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-47250424

PM's response apparently 'get back to school you little horrors, you're being a nuisance' . Bitch.
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Superb from democrat congresswoman, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, on Trumpy Wumpy
at 11:50 8 Feb 2019

🚨Warning - contains politics 🚨

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Celina scored a beaut in the Cup
at 16:33 26 Jan 2019

Look out for it if you get a chance
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Gents, buhs, LADS - Tip of the Day
at 20:40 21 Jan 2019

If any of your good lady wives or girlfriends are going through a tough time, you may be lucky enough to have a couple of magical things lying around the house they aren't aware of. Let them know and I'm sure you'll make a big impression. No need to thank me.


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What player was the poorer of these two
at 19:33 14 Dec 2018

What player was the poorer of these two


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Dominic Raab's a feckwit part 749
at 10:18 13 Dec 2018



When making a claim, best to not show data that disproves it Dom

Some of the responses are pretty amusing
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Naarwich
at 16:54 8 Dec 2018

Jammy büggers! Conceded an equaliser on 88 mins and now looked to have nicked in in injury time
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Trump's disregard for his country
at 12:50 5 Dec 2018

Remember some time last year when us lefty, centrist, and only slightly righty, liberal snowflakes jumped up and down about legislation Trump had brought in to strip environmental protections from coastal areas and some of the country's prime wilderness?

Well a new study has now been able to look at some of the impacts that his policies are now having. Depressing stuff really, given he's got a moral obligation to look after his country for future generations.

Some great pictures too - reminds me what a wonderful place America is despite some of the things that go on over there.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/dec/05/american-wilderness-trump-en
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Cowbell confrontation
at 11:13 3 Dec 2018

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-46371208

Why do they need a bell when they've already got horns?
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Happy St Andrew's Day to all our sweaty socks
at 10:38 30 Nov 2018

May your plums swing free and your haggises be plentiful



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Been having fun with some phantom phone calls
at 15:54 24 Nov 2018

Been a bit bored today, so been phoning Lucan and the hanging up when he answers. Childish I know, but I think it’s winding him up so it’s good for a bit of bantz.

If you’re at a lose end give it a go - he’s on 07872 618879
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Privatisation of student loan debt - how corrupt is this?
at 13:20 23 Nov 2018

Following my NHS thread (I'm on a roll ), here's another good one on possible official nepotism.


The government issues student loans and bears the debt over the long term. But then decides to sell some of that debt to improve it's financial position in the short term.

The only problem is that it sells the debt for about half of it's £3.5bn face value, despite high confidence it could recoup the debt in the next 7-8 years - https://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/education-news/student-loans-sale-g

So firstly, the Government is accused by the Public Accounts Select Committee of "selling off assets for short-term capital gain, without demonstrating how the deal is in the best long-term interests of the taxpayer given the scale of future repayments that has been sacrificed". https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201719/cmselect/cmpubacc/1527/152705.htm

Nothing new there - it's done the same with the Post Office.

But then it gets worse.

The Government won't declare who it sold the debt to (including the debtors, which presumably is a breach of data protection too, although that's relatively minor in the grand scheme of things), leading the Select Committee to state "We are concerned about the lack of transparency to the public and Parliament surrounding this sale".

Some digging has been done and it appears that some of the debt may have been sold to Marston, a debt recovery organisation known for its 'persistent' debt recovery tactics (we can assume it will be recovering the full value of the debt, or near enough).

Marstons are owned, via an offshore vehicle, by a pivate equity group lead by a regular Tory donor.


As a footnote, Marston was also a beneficiary of Osborne's changes to the vehicle tax when the discs were scrapped.


If this Marston claim is correct, Hmmm... 🤔
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Talking of believing things - is this as bad as it seems?
at 11:19 23 Nov 2018

Vested interests - political links - NHS - Brexit - profiteering. A nice set of links centred around one individual and one party.

Obviously there's plenty of room for bias, so has anyone else looked into this situation (or similar) before?


Here's the thread reader link, which makes it easier to follow https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1064681848343687168.html
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Ionic wind propulsion
at 11:39 22 Nov 2018

This is what breakthroughs look like - a successful test flight of the first ever plane to have no moving parts. Or it could end up going nowhere I suppose, but pretty incredible stuff all the same.

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/nov/21/first-ever-plane-with-no-moving-
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Work out how much of a to55er you are
at 12:50 21 Nov 2018

https://www.theguardian.com/world/ng-interactive/2018/nov/21/how-populist-are-yo


I'm least similar to Donald Trump, phew!
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Town players as common household items or products
at 14:42 17 Nov 2018

Simon Milton





(Apologies to ITFCpaul, but if you can’t beat them....)
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Great article in the Mirror this morning about how Glasgow
at 09:18 10 Nov 2018

Has tackled knife crime and gangs. Khan is apparently looking to them for ideas.

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/uk-gripped-knife-crime-heres-13565052

I hadn’t realised Glasgow had been through this and how successful they’ve been in reducing knife murders to practically zero. I’ve no idea whether the situation in London would respond to the same measures, but must be worth a look.
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