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  • elstoof 21 Mar 2017 20:32:15 18,185 posts
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    Just like banning a handful of Muslim nationals from entering, then
  • GoatApocalypse 21 Mar 2017 20:37:01 3,021 posts
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    #MAGA
  • elstoof 21 Mar 2017 20:41:08 18,185 posts
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    Make America Segregate Again
  • Load_2.0 21 Mar 2017 20:42:24 25,293 posts
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    America, where you can buy as many automatic weapons as you please. Even if you have serious mental health issues.

    But fuck taking an iPad on a flight.
  • GoatApocalypse 21 Mar 2017 21:58:53 3,021 posts
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    The Labour Party's row with Unite is staggeringly stupid.

    The Party is terrified of unions and its own membership. It's pathetic.
  • Dougs 21 Mar 2017 22:45:19 82,707 posts
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    @RelaxedMikki yep, same here. To the point that we now, errm, use the pikey German supermarkets a lot. (some stuff is fantastic, some is good some not so much). Made a huge difference to us, probably a good few hundred quid a month.
  • Daryoon 21 Mar 2017 22:59:23 5,786 posts
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    GoatApocalypse wrote:
    #MAGA
    Wait, does this mean Nigel Farage is MEGA Man?
  • mal 22 Mar 2017 02:00:51 28,003 posts
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    More like Rock Man, named after the little hard objects that fill his cranial cavity.
  • Frogofdoom 22 Mar 2017 08:38:44 5,503 posts
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    @Dougs i find if you buy mostly fresh they are fine. Its the canned stuff that gets a bit ropey. The only thing i dislike is the queues for the checkouts, it actually puts me off going there.
  • Dougs 22 Mar 2017 09:05:14 82,707 posts
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    Fresh is generally pretty great, including dairy, meat etc. Booze is good too. And you can't knock buying random tat from the middle aisle. Overall quite happy though, just supplement with some of the branded stuff that really is worth it (Digestive biscuits and Weetabix especially!)
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 22 Mar 2017 09:17:28 9,250 posts
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    The price of sea bass has fucking trebled in Morrisons. Hopefully the price of pot noodles goes up as well so the leave voters feel the pinch as well.
  • elstoof 22 Mar 2017 09:23:39 18,185 posts
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    Get some locally sourced Canal Bass, support British canal fishermen and stop buying foreign fish!
  • TheSaint 22 Mar 2017 09:30:31 17,304 posts
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    Noodles of any kind sound a bit exotic for a leave voter. They strike me more as the kind of people that would have Bisto with every meal.
  • basmans_grob 22 Mar 2017 09:38:13 1,372 posts
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    Load_2.0 wrote:
    MrFlay wrote:
    Supposedly the ban is to stop laptop bombs but the laptops are just put in the hold so that's probably bullshit. It looks like harassment aimed at Muslims.
    This is it, bomb in the cargo hold still does the same thing.

    Surely carry on luggage is subject to greater scrutiny than the big bags? Just seems like a really offensive policy which labels entire countries as potential terrorists.

    Edited by Load_2.0 at 20:21:10 21-03-2017
    I wonder if that's true. If I had a small bomb in the carry on I could hold it against the outside of the plane to give the biggest chance of bringing it down. In the hold it would be surrounded by other bags which might provide some shock absorbing impact????

    A big enough bomb would of course fuck everything anyway.
  • Frogofdoom 22 Mar 2017 10:04:23 5,503 posts
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    Well thats you on the government watch list.
  • elstoof 22 Mar 2017 10:11:19 18,185 posts
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    I think the basic concern is that by having a number of battery cells on board, like 20 laptops, a terrorist would be able to gather them all up together and ignite them somehow. Much like the rules on liquids, no bottles over a certain size to allow you to combine several 100ml bottles of explosives in etc

    Edited by elstoof at 10:27:24 22-03-2017
  • Dougs 22 Mar 2017 10:15:34 82,707 posts
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    They are now saying it's to respond to a specific terror threat - I don't know if they mean one that has been thwarted or theoretical. Which they weren't saying yesterday.

    One thing I will say though, a number of acquaintances are ex Home Office. Without giving any details, they have said some of the threats were genuinely terrifying and made them alter their view on things somewhat.
  • RichDC 22 Mar 2017 10:19:54 7,451 posts
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    Yeah, whilst politicians will announce any old bullshit for populist/political reasons, the security services genuinely only do stuff like this when they feel they have to. Whilst it may not always be in relation to a specific threat it will always be intelligence lead.
  • DaM 22 Mar 2017 10:23:45 16,697 posts
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    Dougs wrote:
    Fresh is generally pretty great, including dairy, meat etc. Booze is good too. And you can't knock buying random tat from the middle aisle. Overall quite happy though, just supplement with some of the branded stuff that really is worth it (Digestive biscuits and Weetabix especially!)
    One of my kids had a strop because I bought McVities Digestives, they prefer Lidls ("the proper ones")!

    Bombs in holds have the potential to be less damaging. It's not pressurised. And I suppose other bags may offer some shielding.
  • CosmicFuzz 22 Mar 2017 10:23:51 31,915 posts
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    Dougs wrote:
    They are now saying it's to respond to a specific terror threat - I don't know if they mean one that has been thwarted or theoretical. Which they weren't saying yesterday.

    One thing I will say though, a number of acquaintances are ex Home Office. Without giving any details, they have said some of the threats were genuinely terrifying and made them alter their view on things somewhat.
    Come on Dougs don't be like that, share the details mate! You can trust us.
  • elstoof 22 Mar 2017 10:25:54 18,185 posts
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    Is that why Theresa May is so keen on snooping on everything that breathes, poor girl's just seen too much in her overly long tenure
  • Dougs 22 Mar 2017 10:26:40 82,707 posts
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    I don't know any, honestly. Above my clearance level and all that. They were very vague deliberately....
  • Dougs 22 Mar 2017 10:28:08 82,707 posts
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    DaM wrote:

    One of my kids had a strop because I bought McVities Digestives, they prefer Lidls ("the proper ones")!
    Too soggy, no substance to them...they can't sustain a good dunking!
  • CosmicFuzz 22 Mar 2017 10:33:23 31,915 posts
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    Not a patch on a hobknob!
  • anephric 22 Mar 2017 10:49:06 2,644 posts
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    Though it had very little bearing on what I used to do, I've sat in on Air Accident/Military Air Accident briefs about 'things to be aware of' and that was fairly sobering.

    Also, there are scenarios on other types of transport that are massively terrifying that apparently terrorists are too dim to have thought of yet.
  • brokenkey 22 Mar 2017 11:56:26 8,935 posts
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    anephric wrote:

    Also, there are scenarios on other types of transport that are massively terrifying that apparently terrorists are too dim to have thought of yet.
    Given we've had attacks by plane bus, metro, train, car and truck, I made a short list of other modes of transport:
    - escalator
    - lift
    - hang glider
    - bicycle, including those passenger carriage things you get in London
    - moped
    - formula 1 car
    edit: Monorail.
    skating gear (wheelies, skateboards, disco skates, blades, scooters)

    Edited by brokenkey at 12:06:27 22-03-2017

    Edited by brokenkey at 12:09:39 22-03-2017
  • TheSaint 22 Mar 2017 12:02:17 17,304 posts
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    You forgot Monorail.
  • CosmicFuzz 22 Mar 2017 12:07:41 31,915 posts
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    Roller blades
    Hoverboards
    Those shoes with the wheels that pop out
  • brokenkey 22 Mar 2017 12:08:59 8,935 posts
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    CosmicFuzz wrote:
    Roller blades
    Hoverboards
    Those shoes with the wheels that pop out
    Have to exclude hoverboards I'm afraid, the exploding batteries put them into the "previously seen" category.
  • anephric 22 Mar 2017 12:09:36 2,644 posts
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    It's not a form of transport that hasn't been attacked before, more the potential to cause fairly large loss of life with little effort because of the nature of the infrastructure itself. Apparently, a disgruntled ex-worker tried it once before and it was luckily (and completely flukily) chanced upon.

    I will say no more because I don't want a rendition flight laid on especially just for me.
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