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Tonight’s feelgood Friday film
at 02:33 11 Jul 2020

If it's on here, I can't find it.
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I see the woman who was told by police to cover up her anti-Johnson T-Shirt...
at 01:59 11 Jul 2020

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I see the woman who was told by police to cover up her anti-Johnson T-Shirt...
at 01:52 11 Jul 2020

"I wonder if someone feeling to need to wear this shirt in public is a reflection of the fact that people feel ignored and powerless to push back against the corrupt b'stards in power, and that they feel unable to prevent all these abuses that they see - be it political, judicial, environmental. I see it as a sign of frustration and I can sympathise with doing away with decorum and politeness under those circumstances. Saying that, I can also see why people might think that it's a step too far."

There's not a word of that I disagree with.

Except direct it at those intended targets on your protest and don't take out your frustrations on people just going about their day with their kids. Her t-shirt wasn't directly relevant to the protest it's important to point out, so there's no confusion.

As an adult she has a responsibility.

Maybe the copper could have asked her instead of attempting to push it when she refused. I'd have been tempted to suggest it to her rather than make it an issue of law.

I'm not even put out or feeling snotty about it, if I were I would say so. I think she came across like a silly girl who wanted to make a big fuss when asked to show a little dignity towards others.

Edit: bit of context from my point of view.

Ex-market trader etc and unfortunately I tend to swear too much at times. But I am conscientious in certain situations, like most people.

Late '80s/early 90s novelty t-shirts were a thing, (yes, I know, not my fault).

We sold so many of those damn things on a Sunday at Felixstowe as a mere side line.

The ruder ones I would place more discreetly than others; they were there for sale and sell they did, but I purposely didn't shove those out the front on full public display. Maybe that's me, but I think there's a time and a place and all that sometimes.
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Best ever pop tune
at 01:36 11 Jul 2020

Well this went downhill very quickly. It's entitled 'best' not any old rubbish.

I've not spotted much Kylie so far and even the coolest of kids would have to admit they've bobbed their head along to one or 2 of hers!

Then there's this:

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I see the woman who was told by police to cover up her anti-Johnson T-Shirt...
at 01:29 11 Jul 2020

This is one of those unusual occasions I disagree with you, Darth and Spruce.

I'm not interested in other people deciding for me what young members of my family should or shouldn't be subjected to.

If a nearby table in a restaurant were effing in front of my family I would ask them to stop.

It's basic respect - it's not hard.

There are no circumstances why anyone over the age of 14 should want to make some statement on their t-shirt in a public place using swear words. It's not other people who need to grow up there, but her.

That she was even offended by being asked to cover up made her look like a brat to me.

Very 'look at me' for the sake of it and she proved nothing.
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GOT Fans
at 23:48 10 Jul 2020

I thought J2 had posted for a moment.

Disappointing.
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Is this allowed?
at 14:20 10 Jul 2020

I thought these things had to go out to tender.

I suppose if you make the rules then anything is:

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2020/jul/10/firm-with-links-to-gove-and-cum
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Just seen the MP for the Ipswich-Shotley-Sudbury Golden Triangle
at 14:14 10 Jul 2020

That's nothing to be proud of.
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How much trust do you have?
at 14:12 10 Jul 2020

I have to say my experience from the medical profession has been from meeting and being treated by the most wonderful people, to those who have come across like they have been doing the job too long and they clearly grown to hate it and everyone.

It's just people isn't it.

I actually made a complaint about a [junior] doctor last year for the first time and it felt against the grain because it's not the sort of thing I'm usually comfortable with doing.

But she had been so incompetent, and arrogant with it, that one of her colleagues ( a senior doctor), actually suggested it. Him and a disgruntled receptionist.
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Just seen the MP for the Ipswich-Shotley-Sudbury Golden Triangle
at 14:04 10 Jul 2020

Being a decent person isn't a failing.

But you could have stuck a feck into him from those of us who aren't so nice.
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One of my best friends has passed away
at 14:02 10 Jul 2020

I'm glad to hear that yesterday went as well as could be expected and that you got to meet your friend's family.

It will be of some consolation to them to know he had good people around him when they weren't about.

It's always the hardest part I think, between someone passing and the chance to say the goodbyes when the service comes around. The time in between really is limbo.

That's not to suggest he'll not be greatly missed by those who loved him, naturally.
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Just seen the MP for the Ipswich-Shotley-Sudbury Golden Triangle
at 13:55 10 Jul 2020

Dear lord man.

You could have at least called him a ***t.
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Just seen the MP for the Ipswich-Shotley-Sudbury Golden Triangle
at 13:49 10 Jul 2020

Horrible person.

Cartlidge, not you.
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Question for tradespeople
at 10:51 10 Jul 2020

A quote is a quote, not a quote but then also plus vat if they later decide they want more.

I would personally not let them do a thing until this is cleared up.

Above all, you want the quote in writing first. With no surprises to be added at a later date.

Edit: if you have the text then it should say x amount + vat. If it doesn't then you've been misled and I would ask for the return of the deposit and go elsewhere mate in truth.
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Question for tradespeople
at 10:38 10 Jul 2020

Yes, of course.

Why on earth would they assume the customer is going to automatically want to be complicit with them tax fiddling? This isn't one of your mates doing a job for you at the weekend for a bit of cash in hand.

How can you be assured a guarantee on the work without an invoice for the completed job? And they're not going to want to hand over an invoice for the cash payment part, surely.

Personally I would have wanted - and expected - the vat to be clear on the total of the original quote too and would have questioned that to be honest..
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Best crisps
at 06:28 10 Jul 2020

Christ.
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Best crisps
at 06:27 10 Jul 2020

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How much trust do you have?
at 00:30 10 Jul 2020

That was a bit random admittedly.

I mean that people are getting their 'news' from funny places and if you question anything they say, the default response has become along the lines of, "I suppose you trust msm", as though the more obscure their sources are the more reliable they seem to think they must be.

My sister started sharing and quoting stuff she saw on FB until the likes of her [grown up] kids and I were giving her a regular telling off. She now tends to check things more carefully which is good. At least she took notice.

I've seen so many friends and family doing the same it's scary. They won't believe the BBC but will share some meme from someone they've never met before.
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How much trust do you have?
at 00:12 10 Jul 2020

An old pal of mine has taken to regularly posting 'news' from Spiked onto FB recently.

To the point where he even posted a Spiked article which was based on information lifted from a Guardian article from last week. Of course it had its own added bias but he can't see it.

He called the Guardian a 'far left' paper and went on to say how he admired O'Neil, having heard him talk at some do or other.

So I asked him how he felt about O'Neils' comments on a few things, including child abuse, and he deleted me without further comment.
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Some Brexit realities slowly starting to sink in then
at 20:23 9 Jul 2020

So that's 3 sodding languages we've got to learn just to use our own passports.

This can't be right - I'm outraged I tell ya.

Gotta be that EU interfering.
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