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Boris Johnson recognises a turd every time he looks in a mirror,a frequent occurence.

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Weird kinds of symmetry still occuring years after,lump sum payout of one pension,I recently pursued strikingly similar amount I paid to finish the mortgage off early,secured at the time it would have finished etc.

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Rotating coloured solar lights still bringing delight,a nice breeze as the church bells chime,sitting in the garden,I appreciate the simple but best things in life,realise the fortune of being able to.

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Tarquin in therapy at the state of the lawn,convinced it is a Tory "plot",it May well be.

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Meanwhile...

North Korea accuses US of 'gangster-like' behavior after Pompeo talks
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North Korea has said that high-level talks with a US delegation led by Mike Pompeo were regrettable and accused Washington of trying to unilaterally pressurise the country into abandoning its nuclear weapons.


The Telegraph's main headline for this on their mobile site was 'World War Three'. You know, Home news, sports news, World War Three news...

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PostPosted: Sat 07 Jul, 2018 11:11 pm 
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Beyond left/right the unrecognising the obvious tend not to live as long,on purely an in/out basis when you get ill not according to an imaginary script "unfairness" of far less "return" resented does my napper in.

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PostPosted: Sat 07 Jul, 2018 11:19 pm 
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I accept the fact but never the misrepresentation as selfish,call it my purpose from now on.If is also in the interests of all,existing or potential,directly or indirectly not to be conned by the set narrative and consequent pernicious policy making.

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PostPosted: Sat 07 Jul, 2018 11:30 pm 
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Reminds me of a Stanley Baxter (still doing excellent stuff,particularly radio plays)news sketch where it was all Royal news and trivia and a by the way WW3 started ten minutes ago at the end.

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http://www.theirishworld.com/dwp-ignore ... -warnings/

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North Korea accuses US of 'gangster-like' behavior after Pompeo talks
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North Korea has said that high-level talks with a US delegation led by Mike Pompeo were regrettable and accused Washington of trying to unilaterally pressurise the country into abandoning its nuclear weapons.


The Telegraph's main headline for this on their mobile site was 'World War Three'. You know, Home news, sports news, World War Three news...

Another success for the Orange Dealmaker :-)


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PostPosted: Sun 08 Jul, 2018 7:56 am 
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https://www.theguardian.com/society/201 ... programmes

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https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/ ... -boys-live

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@adam

I suppose given where we've been on Brexit a lot of folk would give a sigh of relief if we ended up with a Norway style proposal. I don't want a Norway, but it clearly would not be the end of the world for the UK. And businesses and other organisations small and large could work with it.

In any case, there would then be a lengthy transition period into such a thing. And the hope that with time and "events" it might never happen.

That's the optimist in me BTW ;-)

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https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2018/jul/08/thailand-cave-rescue-operation-divers-trapped-boys-live

I can't bear to follow it.


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So much for collective responsibility.

Someone should remind Boris he's a government minister now, not a journalist. He's as responsible as May for the latest Brexit plans. He's criticising himself. Twat.

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PaulfromYorkshire wrote:
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https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2018/jul/08/thailand-cave-rescue-operation-divers-trapped-boys-live

I can't bear to follow it.

What is more, it won't change anything if we all spend all week watching it ! But I suppose it might be a way of demonstrating to ourselves how 'caring' we are ? Or is it just an addiction like the other forms of pornography :-)

Disaster Porn --

Noun. When the media puts horrific or tragic images on a 24 hour loop, constantly driving them into your head, and then refers to the events portrayed as an "unspeakable tragedy" . .. .despite the fact that they have four different talking heads analyzing it 24 hours a day.

Often times disaster porn is used to generate financial support. Most commonly associated with 9/11, where every mention of the "terrorist outrage" was followed by an infomercial for NYPD t-shirts and American flag bumper stickers.

"This is just horrible. I can't even bear to look." Said Geraldo Rivera as he rewound the disaster porn tape of the World Trade Center collapsing for the 10,000th time that day. "Buy 'I LOVE AMERICA' bumper stickers and NYPD hats now!"


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So much for collective responsibility.

Someone should remind Boris he's a government minister now, not a journalist. He's as responsible as May for the latest Brexit plans. He's criticising himself. Twat.

Perhaps she should have sacked him at Chequers ?

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Except you get the feeling Boris is just waiting for May to sack him to put his underdog, standing up for Tory leave voters, bid for leadership plan into action.

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Willow -- It has crossed my mind that he is one of the few people who could do a complete U-turn when brexit is in even more er difficulty ... stabbing JR-M in the back on the way ...

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Johnson is desperate to be sacked, May is well aware of this.

And its quite possible that the longer he remains in "office", the more ridiculous he looks.


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frog222 wrote:
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HindleA wrote:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2018/jul/08/thailand-cave-rescue-operation-divers-trapped-boys-live

I can't bear to follow it.

What is more, it won't change anything if we all spend all week watching it ! But I suppose it might be a way of demonstrating to ourselves how 'caring' we are ? Or is it just an addiction like the other forms of pornography :-)

Disaster Porn --

Noun. When the media puts horrific or tragic images on a 24 hour loop, constantly driving them into your head, and then refers to the events portrayed as an "unspeakable tragedy" . .. .despite the fact that they have four different talking heads analyzing it 24 hours a day.

Often times disaster porn is used to generate financial support. Most commonly associated with 9/11, where every mention of the "terrorist outrage" was followed by an infomercial for NYPD t-shirts and American flag bumper stickers.

"This is just horrible. I can't even bear to look." Said Geraldo Rivera as he rewound the disaster porn tape of the World Trade Center collapsing for the 10,000th time that day. "Buy 'I LOVE AMERICA' bumper stickers and NYPD hats now!"


I have an uncle who is a keen pot-holer. It's a popular hobby here on the Mendips, so the challenges of cave rescues is something I'm somewhat familiar with. My uncle was on the scene for a particularly difficult rescue many years ago of a caver who had a fall and broke his leg while deep underground. It was featured on the TV show 999 rescue. One injured experienced caver with no added difficulty of increasing water levels was challenging enough. The task they're facing in Thailand is unimaginable. Why we become invested in the fate of one set of strangers but not others is an interesting question but I think it's more a case of needing to not be invested for our own sanity for the majority of the time. There are personal tragedies unfolding all the time around the world. We can't emote over all of them. But there's something about people being trapped underground that particularly seems to draw people's sympathy and attention. I don't really know why that is. But I'd rather hear all about such rescues after they've been successfully been completed, I have to say. This Thailand rescue is quite unprecedented and it's very hard to tell what will happen.

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When they put [the boys] in the water with scuba gear on, the only real danger is panic. If they can get them used to being underwater and breathing underwater they will get them out safely.

That's it, really.

If they're able to get them in the water at first nearby where they can come up again if necessary to get over their initial fear, they should be ok afterwards.
Mr gilsey used to scuba dive but thank God, not in caves.

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Willlow --

"But I'd rather hear all about such rescues after they've been successfully been completed, I have to say."

Agreed !


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Two boys out safely.

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:-) 30° here, and high tide, but my eyes are closing …

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^^^

I was just reading about him - sad news. Great player - the Spurs side of the early 70s were very entertaining.

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It was of course (also) a cryptic PF reference.......


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AnatolyKasparov wrote:
Johnson is desperate to be sacked, May is well aware of this.

And its quite possible that the longer he remains in "office", the more ridiculous he looks.


But, but, but, he's our Foreign Secretary.

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Imagine FIFA had announced last night that despite England's victory on the pitch, it will be Sweden who play Croatia in the semi-final. That's the way a lot of Brexiteers are feeling now: angry and powerless over what they see as an unaccountable elite overriding a clear result.


Funny how those think tanks with so much intellect on board don't seem to have come up with a workable plan for something they've been pushing for years.

We could do with one of those Smilies for "Throwing toys out of a pram"

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Dawn Sturgess (one of the two people affected by the latest Novichok incident) has died. (Sky TV news)


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Jonathan Isaby is of course the former CEO of the tax Dodgers Alliance...the irony of him talking about "unaccountable elites" clearly escaped him...

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Blimey!

Brexit Secretary David Davis resigns from the UK government

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-44761056?

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Oh, and Steve Baker too!

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and Suella Braverman.
https://mobile.twitter.com/TheresaMEP?p=s
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DExEU's Midnight Runners: David Davis, Suella Braverman and Steve Baker have all resigned tonight... with only 8 months until the #Brexit deadline. What a shambles


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Whereas poor Boris Johnson is "haunted", apparently. It must be very difficult for someone with no conscience to be presented with two matters of conscience (Heathrow and "Brexit") in such quick succession. Poor lamb.


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I've just read this comment over at the Guardian's coverage of the David Davis resignation.

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It may take months for the EU to realise Davis has resigned.


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