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  • spamdangled 25 Jul 2013 10:42:54 27,362 posts
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    Jeepers wrote:
    glaeken wrote:
    So the CoE are going to become loan sharks? I thought that was against the whole Jesus thing.
    There was the whole thing with Jesus and the money lenders. But that was probably a big misunderstanding.
    Maybe he didn't like their charges for that bounced cheque to the catering firm that helped him organise the Last Supper.

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  • DaM 25 Jul 2013 10:59:32 13,272 posts
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    Great idea - once they force Wonga out of business, they can ramp up the interest rates.

    I wonder what tactics they will use getting the money back...
    "You wouldn't want your house to burn down...Act of God, lightening bolts etc!".
  • Psychotext 25 Jul 2013 11:12:27 54,310 posts
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    All a bit retarded though. The only way they'll put Wonga out of business is if they advertise like them, and the only way they'll be able to afford to advertise that much is if they start ripping off customers. ;)
  • glaeken 25 Jul 2013 11:21:09 11,199 posts
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    At least they will have branches open on a Sunday anyway.
  • senso-ji 25 Jul 2013 22:52:12 5,923 posts
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    Bit of an own goal there
  • Bremenacht 25 Jul 2013 23:01:27 18,459 posts
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    senso-ji wrote:
    Bit of an own goal there
    Haha! That side of the CoE make fairly regular appearances in P.E. for making investments that are seemingly at odds with doing God's good work.
  • spamdangled 25 Jul 2013 23:01:52 27,362 posts
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    senso-ji wrote:
    Bit of an own goal there
    Lol!

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  • Psychotext 25 Jul 2013 23:36:57 54,310 posts
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    Top notch. What a shower of clowns.
  • Moot_Point 28 Jul 2013 12:21:09 4,179 posts
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    So umm, are the Tories so right wing they are now extremists? Article

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  • Moot_Point 28 Jul 2013 13:01:00 4,179 posts
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    Actually, Mr Cable has little room to criticise when he says something like this, "He said: “It's stupid, the whole idea that illegal immigrants have got a sophisticated grasp of English. It is offensive."

    Haha :D

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  • spamdangled 20 Aug 2013 12:04:20 27,362 posts
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    Amazing.

    The government has just come out and said that people criticising the blatantly unjustifiable detention of David Miranda are effectively condoning terrorism.

    This is in light of a statement by the White House saying they were given advance notice of the planned detention, which makes it seem almost impossible that it was not linked to his boyfriend's reporting of the Snowden saga.

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  • glaeken 20 Aug 2013 12:12:04 11,199 posts
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    He was a Brazilian though so he is actually quite lucky given our previous fuck up's on the whole terrorism and Brazil thing.

    Edited by glaeken at 12:13:24 20-08-2013
  • senso-ji 20 Aug 2013 12:13:17 5,923 posts
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    Lol at the Home Office's generic response. If the guy was a threat, then you could have just refused the flight from entering British Airspace and have him take a different route back to Brazil.

    Edited by senso-ji at 12:13:46 20-08-2013
  • spamdangled 20 Aug 2013 12:19:25 27,362 posts
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    The cunts even confiscated his Vita, the bastards.

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  • AaronTurner 20 Aug 2013 12:54:29 7,760 posts
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    They took his Vita? Bad news for Sony and will be a major dent in their future software sales.
  • spamdangled 20 Aug 2013 12:58:03 27,362 posts
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    Yep, some of the coverage yesterday specified they'd taken his gaming handhelds.

    Other sites and tv channels (like the BBC), of course, put it under the "other technology" generic label.

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  • MrDigital 21 Aug 2013 11:20:13 1,866 posts
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    Differences between Europe and America politically and socially.























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  • imamazed 21 Aug 2013 11:23:42 5,726 posts
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    Or, in other words, yanks are cunts
  • MrDigital 21 Aug 2013 11:25:11 1,866 posts
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    God-fearing cunts.

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  • Psychotext 21 Aug 2013 11:30:35 54,310 posts
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    My experience of religion in the US is that it's as much about appearances as anything else. Sure, there are the truly devout, but most I know go to church on Sunday because it's what you do to be considered godfearing and respectable.
  • RedSparrows 21 Aug 2013 11:47:39 22,904 posts
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    Said it before, say it again: if we didn't speak English, but instead the continent all spoke French or German (say), we'd feel so much closer to them than the USA. Culturally we're far closer to Europe in many respects (and to the USA in others) than a lot of people seem to care to admit.
  • RedSparrows 21 Aug 2013 11:48:57 22,904 posts
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    P.S. Fairly expected that 'college' degree shows less admiration for own nation's culture - relatively speaking.
  • thelzdking 21 Aug 2013 18:41:31 4,367 posts
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    RedSparrows wrote:
    Said it before, say it again: if we didn't speak English, but instead the continent all spoke French or German (say), we'd feel so much closer to them than the USA. Culturally we're far closer to Europe in many respects (and to the USA in others) than a lot of people seem to care to admit.
    The language thing is completely true. Also there's a remarkable amount of people in this country who still think of the French and Germans as 'enemies'. It's depressing really.

    Edited by thelzdking at 18:41:57 21-08-2013
  • RedSparrows 21 Aug 2013 18:59:30 22,904 posts
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    We fought the US as recently as France, really. Germany, obviously different.

    But the fight against Germany in the first half of 20th has elided a lot of less-than-friendly US/British relations during and before that time - as is pretty well known. We are similar in some ways, totally estranged in others - very broadly speaking.

    A number of eurosceptic people seem to love the idea of jumping ever deeper into the US's bed. Neo-liberal bla.

    Edited by RedSparrows at 18:59:50 21-08-2013
  • Maturin 21 Aug 2013 19:02:32 3,032 posts
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    Psychotext wrote:
    My experience of religion in the US is that it's as much about appearances as anything else. Sure, there are the truly devout, but most I know go to church on Sunday because it's what you do to be considered godfearing and respectable.
    I agree with that. It'd be disaster for a presidential candidate to say he/she wasn't religious. A lot of lip service is paid to faith in the USA, not necessarily the actions one might expect to follow.
  • thelzdking 21 Aug 2013 20:01:57 4,367 posts
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    I remember reading a report during the 2008 presidential election where the writer had set out to find a US politician who would admit to being an atheist. In the end the only person they could find who would admit to it outright was some octogenarian socialist firebrand who was some sort of minor local politician in a big city. I wish I could find the article.
  • MrDigital 21 Aug 2013 23:36:25 1,866 posts
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    American journalist visits Edinburgh Festival. Hates it because socialism.

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  • mal 21 Aug 2013 23:50:26 22,607 posts
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    Fucking hippies. A good read, ta!

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  • Deleted user 21 August 2013 23:51:52
    Fucking spaz.
  • MrDigital 21 Aug 2013 23:54:19 1,866 posts
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    Comments are golden, too.



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    Pathetic wimps. Sharia law is coming for you sooner than you think.
    Edited by MrDigital at 23:54:46 21-08-2013

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