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Old 06-22-2019, 02:14 PM
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A Harvey-Weinstein-comes-to-Buckinghamshire kind of thing ...

From the linkA man has been arrested after a concealed camera was discovered in the women's toilets at the studios where the next James Bond film is being shot.


James Bond 25: 'Hidden toilet camera' found at studio - BBC News
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Old 06-25-2019, 09:40 AM
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I did not hear of this asplosion. According to this thrad Philly almost had massive fatalities

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Old 06-25-2019, 04:32 PM
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It's by the force of sheer luck are we not watching thousands of children die slow, painful deaths on CNN today.
I thought that was because CNN wasn't allowed into / wasn't interested in the immigration detention centres.
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Old 06-25-2019, 04:49 PM
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I did not hear of this asplosion. According to this thrad Philly almost had massive fatalities
Some non-Twitter news items

Gas Explosion Rocks Philly Neighborhood - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Refinery explosion: Fire sets off series of explosions at Philadelphia Energy Solutions oil refinery today – live updates - CBS News

Philadelphia refinery explosion was spotted from space by satellites

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Old 06-26-2019, 01:21 AM
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June 25:

Michael Jackson dies.
Anthony Bourdain born.
Purple Rain released.
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Old 06-26-2019, 09:34 PM
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What could be more miscellaneous than a mini-game about fake news?

Bad News

It's a simple text-based (some images) game where your goal is to build followers and credibility as a fake news outlet. 'Parently it's intended as an educational thing to enlighten young people (15-35) into the methods of fake news sites so as to recognise them more.

My inner 15-35-year-old loved it.
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Old 06-27-2019, 06:04 AM
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Because Mr71 missed the big news of the region:

PES to Close Refinery after Explosion

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PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES) will seek to permanently shut its oil refinery in the city after a massive fire caused substantial damage to the complex, the company confirmed on Wednesday, a day after sources told Reuters about the plans.

“The recent fire at the refinery complex has made it impossible for us to continue operations. We are grateful that the fire resulted in only a few minor injuries,” PES CEO Mark Smith said in a statement. “We are committed to an orderly process to safely wind down our operations.”
On a personal note: I know someone who has lost a job there because of this.
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Old 06-27-2019, 04:11 PM
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Alabama woman loses unborn child after being shot, gets arrested; shooter goes free - al.com

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Though Jones didn’t fire the shots that killed her unborn baby girl, authorities say she initiated the dispute that led to the gunfire.
"She asked tor it."
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Old 06-27-2019, 05:45 PM
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Alabama woman loses unborn child after being shot, gets arrested; shooter goes free - al.com

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Though Jones didn’t fire the shots that killed her unborn baby girl, authorities say she initiated the dispute that led to the gunfire.
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Old 06-27-2019, 08:53 PM
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I saw a thing, which I can't be bothered to go back and find because 2nd birthday drink etc, about how some death row prisoners are using the "inalienable right to life" anti-abortion provisions to challenge their death sentences. (OK, technically their lawyers are, and may only be motivated by making more money.)

You know it won't work. The totalitarians no longer even pretend very much to have principles and consistency. Rich white males have an inalienable right to the particular life they choose, and everyone else is the object of rich white males' enjoyment of exercising power.
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Among Islamic fundie states, substitute rich brown males; in China substitute rich 'yellow' males; in African dictatorships substitute rich black males. The 'rich' part is a consequence of psychopath's pursuit of power. The 'male' part is the common issue.
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Old 06-27-2019, 09:51 PM
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It boggles my mind is that it's always men who go on killing sprees because they hate women, and not the other way around.
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Women's hands are too small to hold the really big bulletted guns.
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VestiVille: Cancelled Belgium music festival being compared to Fyre Festival
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What a ridiculous claim. Everyone knows that Twitter bots and social media disinformation campaigns have negligible effect.

It seems Greenwald is just making excuses for a shitty candidate journalist because he'd rather serve his billionaire funder than actually fight for the people.
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Alternate thrad.
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Giuliani warns Epstein case could 'implicate a lot of people' | TheHill

So...book em all?
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Sounds good to me.
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I agree, that sounds like a warning being issued ... but to whom, and for why?

:chin: Does Giuliani want someone who might be relaxing in the belief that the Trump administration will sweep Epstein under the federal carpet to think twice, rouse themselves, and engage their own exterminator?
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I've seen a few Trump supporters implying or outright saying that liberals would change their minds about it as soon as Democrats start getting implicated. Like they're assuming people are just pretending to care about the crimes because it would benefit their political party.
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Al Franken booted for far, faaaar less.

And every time Giuliani opens his pie hole he manages to shove both feet in.

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Like they're assuming people are just pretending to care about the crimes because it would benefit their political party.
So. Much. Projection.
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