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  • cubbymoore 31 Jul 2013 08:57:15 36,500 posts
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    If he was on the phone to an official my first thought is that this story might be a little more complex than him being a dick. Just a little, mind.
  • Trowel 1 Aug 2013 05:49:25 17,903 posts
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    A bit of lighthearted Thursday news - What the Queen would have said if we'd had a nuclear war:

    "When I spoke to you less than three months ago, we were all enjoying the warmth and fellowship of a family Christmas," the Queen would have told the nation.

    "Our thoughts were concentrated on the strong links that bind each generation to the ones that came before and those that will follow.

    "The horrors of war could not have seemed more remote as my family and I shared our Christmas joy with the growing family of the Commonwealth.

    "Now this madness of war is once more spreading through the world and our brave country must again prepare itself to survive against great odds."
    http://news.sky.com/story/1122958/queens-sombre-nuclear-war-speech-revealed
  • Bremenacht 6 Aug 2013 16:44:09 18,714 posts
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    Britain's biggest 'fatberg' removed from London sewer

    /titter
  • cubbymoore 6 Aug 2013 16:45:43 36,500 posts
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    Uh oh, I hope they don't check what kind of fat that is.
  • LeoliansBro 6 Aug 2013 16:48:20 44,505 posts
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    That is rank.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • Bremenacht 6 Aug 2013 17:07:21 18,714 posts
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    cubbymoore wrote:
    Uh oh, I hope they don't check what kind of fat that is.
    I'd hoped it was Timmy Mallet or Simon Cowell.
  • Megapocalypse 6 Aug 2013 17:09:22 5,468 posts
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    I love that it was in Kingston of all places.
  • Nexus_6 6 Aug 2013 17:44:47 3,888 posts
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    Mowgli on his holiday? Thought it was a flume?
  • Bremenacht 6 Aug 2013 17:55:57 18,714 posts
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    Nexus_6 wrote:
    Mowgli on his holiday? Thought it was a flume?
    Logride, shurely?
  • Metalfish 6 Aug 2013 18:34:21 8,830 posts
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    /polite applause.
  • Mr-Brett 6 Aug 2013 19:03:41 12,822 posts
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    Hmm, VG247/EG have a policy of bad journalism?.

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  • oceanmotion 6 Aug 2013 19:14:17 16,001 posts
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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-23583116
  • nickthegun 7 Aug 2013 09:31:34 60,430 posts
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    Mr-Brett wrote:
    Hmm, VG247/EG have a policy of bad journalism?.
    That guy seems to have a very high opinion of his status within 'the industry'.

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  • Deleted user 7 August 2013 21:27:27
    White people boycott black-centric magazine aimed almost exclusively at the black community
  • RightBean 9 Aug 2013 20:17:38 661 posts
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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-23627656

    Is that proper english, the title, is it sensible? I mean...
  • Psychotext 9 Aug 2013 23:07:54 54,391 posts
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    This is brilliant.

    A wily Russian fellow crossed out the fine-print on an unsolicted credit-card application from Tinkoff Credit Systems in 2008 and wrote in his own terms, giving himself unlimited, interest-free credit and exemption from all fees, with a 3MM ruble fee should the bank change the terms and a 1MM ruble fee should they cancel his card. He crossed out the URL giving the terms and conditions and wrote in his own. And a court has ruled that his changes -- which were blindly accepted by the bank -- are binding. He's now suing them for breach of contract, since they refused to pay him the cancellation fee he'd written in -- he's seeking USD727,000.
    http://consumerist.com/2013/08/09/man-tries-to-beat-bank-at-its-own-game-with-fine-print-that-gives-him-unlimited-credit/
  • sirtacos 9 Aug 2013 23:30:16 7,316 posts
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    :D

    Well, except for the potential 4 years in jail for fraud.
    I do hope the case is presided over by a judge with a sense of humour. Lawyering up against a bank doesn't usually go well for individuals.
  • Mr-Brett 9 Aug 2013 23:33:59 12,822 posts
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    Getting away with it is great and correct, but him going on the offensive might be pushing his luck a bit.

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  • Psychotext 13 Aug 2013 11:16:33 54,391 posts
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  • Trowel 13 Aug 2013 18:32:53 17,903 posts
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    Three-month-old baby 'bursts into flames' when he sweats

    A THREE-month-old boy who allegedly suffers from a rare condition where he bursts into flames every time he sweats is in hospital recovering from his injuries.

    Baby Rahul reportedly first caught fire when he was just nine days old with no source of external ignition and it has since happened three more times.

    The child was admitted to the intensive care unit in Chennai, India with 10 degree burns last week and doctors say he may suffer from 'spontaneous human combustion',

    The hospital believe he may have caught fire due to gases emitting from his skin and doctors are concered there is no cure for the rare medical issue.

    Speaking to CNN IBN Live, Dr Thenmozhi from Kilpauk Medical College and Hospital said: "It's a very rare case, it can occur in any age group. It is the spontaneous explosion of burning material from the sweat.

    "It's a serious case. In the past cases, those who happened to be with the person who had this disorder have died. Severe precautions need to be taken.

    "In my experience, this is the first time I've seen such a case. And unfortunately, there is no special cure and it has to be treated like a regular burn injury."

    Doctors have advised the parents of baby Rahul to keep their son away from inflammable substances and for him to stay in a climate controlled room.

    His father Karnan said he did not believe what doctors were telling him when he was first informed about it.

    He said: "The first two times when the incident took place, my wife and son were at my mother-in-law's house. I didn't believe it till I saw it with my own eyes.

    "Doctors were saying that they can't do anything to cure him but can only treat his injuries. I have lost my house in the fire. The government should provide us with some shelter."

    The baby is currently being kept under constant observation by doctors.
  • Psychotext 14 Aug 2013 11:39:01 54,391 posts
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    Supers!
  • DFawkes 14 Aug 2013 11:48:05 23,315 posts
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    Wow, that must be horrible. What a bizarre condition. I hope he grows out of it.

    Could make a workable plot for Crank 3 though, if Chev Chelios somehow contracted that and had to try and keep as cool as possible.

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  • Rusty_M 14 Aug 2013 12:17:05 4,758 posts
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    Don't say it...
    Don't say it...
    FLAME ON!
    Damnit!

    The world is going mad. Me? I'm doing fine.

  • Mr.Small 15 Aug 2013 11:55:39 317 posts
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    A two-year old child was verbally abused by a someone that hacked the toddler's baby-cam:
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-23693460

    How can you verbally abuse a two-year-old? It reminds me of this scene from Brass Eye:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SaeecIwCqk0&feature=player_detailpage&t=80

    And the irony is, the child was actually deaf.

    I'm the quiet one

  • Inertia 15 Aug 2013 23:25:19 677 posts
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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-23714896

    I'm sure the Tibetan Mastiff was doing its best impersonation of a lion, going by the picture, but I'm surprised it wasn't rumbled before it barked at a woman.
  • mcmothercruncher 16 Aug 2013 20:00:26 7,209 posts
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    Flat in Muswell Hill won't sell, despite being listed at 240k in a street where sales are usually around 380.
    Now why would that be?
  • Folant 16 Aug 2013 20:07:12 1,347 posts
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    I'd buy it if I wasn't poor.

    Posted from my Nexus 4, not using Tapatalk 4.

  • Kay 16 Aug 2013 20:11:35 17,920 posts
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    Grim. Calls to mind Amityville, but even if you don't believe in that sort of thing, as one of the comments pointed out there's no telling what could still be hidden in the flat.
  • Psychotext 16 Aug 2013 20:47:55 54,391 posts
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    I wonder who owns it now.
  • mcmothercruncher 16 Aug 2013 21:12:03 7,209 posts
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    I don't consider myself superstitious, believe in ghosts or any of that malarkey, I just don't think I could deal with the fact that putrefying human flesh was sliding through those drains. Call me old fashioned.
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