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  • Deleted user 23 July 2014 08:31:04
    RedSparrows wrote:
    LeoliansBro wrote:
    Adv wrote:

    No suprise.
    I would love to know what you mean by this.
    This is the guy who said 'show me a nice Muslim', so I've got a pretty good idea.
    I didn't actually say that and what I actually said was clearly a joke. Of course, there are nice people, but whatever makes you feel superior in some strange political way.

    Also, I notice people are quick to ignore this whole discussion on here. Just goes to show the mentality.

    Edited by Adv at 12:24:50 23-07-2014
  • Moot_Point 23 Jul 2014 09:49:19 4,778 posts
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    @Adv Learn to live with the label the hivemind have chosen for you! :D
  • Deleted user 23 July 2014 11:55:14
    Moot_Point wrote:
    @Adv Learn to live with the label the hivemind have chosen for you! :D
    If someone speaks like a tool, they're probably a tool.

    Fight the power!
  • Deleted user 23 July 2014 12:23:20
    RedSparrows wrote:
    Moot_Point wrote:
    @Adv Learn to live with the label the hivemind have chosen for you! :D
    If someone speaks like a tool, they're probably a tool.

    Fight the power!
    Ladies and gentlemen, I give you, the tool.
  • Deleted user 23 July 2014 12:39:28
  • Deleted user 18 August 2014 17:38:52
    Talking of tools

    "ting tong from somewhere"

    Remember - this is the sort of leader people voted for.
  • FWB 18 Aug 2014 17:42:33 48,692 posts
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    Fa isn't too bright if she's surprised by such remarks.

    Immigrants who want to shut the door now that they've got in irk me more than the knuckle head natives spouting xenophobic crap.
  • President_Weasel 18 Aug 2014 17:59:56 10,203 posts
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    FWB wrote:
    Fa isn't too bright if she's surprised by such remarks.

    Immigrants who want to shut the door now that they've got in irk me more than the knuckle head natives spouting xenophobic crap.
    Vincent and Fa Munday are both UKIP supporters and have met Janice Atkinson at party rallies
    Vincent is the sort of guy who has a much younger Thai wife (I'm assuming he has a great personality that is somehow only apparent to Thais rather than he bought himself a bride oh wait no I'm not), and Fa is apparently an immigrant who hates immigrants. And it's someone else in the story who's making UKIP look bad, it's actually quite impressive in a way.
  • faux-C 29 Aug 2014 15:31:03 10,351 posts
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    I see they've raised the terror threat today.

    Is there really anyone who doesn't see through their sleight-of-hand-distraction bullshit?
  • TheSaint 29 Aug 2014 15:42:23 15,774 posts
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    Distraction from what? Ice bucket challenges?
  • faux-C 29 Aug 2014 15:43:50 10,351 posts
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    Umm UKIP defection-gate?
  • Tom_Servo 29 Aug 2014 15:44:42 18,082 posts
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    Does anything actually happen when they change the threat level? Or is it just a few more armed cops around big train stations and whatnot?
  • faux-C 29 Aug 2014 15:45:51 10,351 posts
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    Tom_Servo wrote:
    Does anything actually happen when they change the threat level? Or is it just a few more armed cops around big train stations and whatnot?
    I like to imagine they've got a big cardboard thermometer somewhere with a wobbly adjustable arrow on it.
  • Tom_Servo 29 Aug 2014 15:45:54 18,082 posts
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    Heh, I suspect Farage wishes he was so important that they'd do something fairly major (at least from a news perspective) like raise the threat level to try and bump a backbench MP changing parties off the front pages.
  • MrTomFTW Moderator 29 Aug 2014 15:47:00 42,571 posts
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    Access to secured areas gets a bit tougher. Higher level of challenge response, increased targeted searches of the bags and vehicles of visitors. That sort of thing.
  • faux-C 29 Aug 2014 15:50:49 10,351 posts
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  • faux-C 29 Aug 2014 15:52:26 10,351 posts
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    LeoliansBro wrote:
    faux_carnation wrote:

    Is there really anyone who doesn't see through their sleight-of-hand-distraction bullshit?
    o/

    (raising the threat level increases UKIP's credibility)
    Wait, what?
  • faux-C 29 Aug 2014 15:54:18 10,351 posts
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    No I genuinely don't get what you're trying to say.
  • faux-C 29 Aug 2014 15:55:50 10,351 posts
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    Raising the threat level makes UKIP's message more plausible?
  • Tom_Servo 29 Aug 2014 15:57:09 18,082 posts
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    "PM has asked intelligence services for details on gaps in their powers. He will set out details of gaps and how govt will plug on Monday."

    Phew
  • Rodpad 29 Aug 2014 15:59:06 2,626 posts
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    Sounds a bit niteninja to me.
  • faux-C 29 Aug 2014 16:02:35 10,351 posts
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    I think you're granting them better powers of long-term planning than they actually have.

    It's a short-term reactionary media firefighting technique to get the defection off the front pages.
  • Deleted user 29 August 2014 16:04:37
    I knew this was on the way, especially with the Scottish indyref polls pretty much 50 50, it promotes solidarity, makes elderly people feel nervous and want to trust the government and forget bad news (Rotheram scandal, ukip defection)

    coupled with this shit http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-28986714

    It's desperation tactics, and their(they're) not in touch with the public to realize the majority are cynical about this type of thing, they think it still works.

    Edited by lavalant at 16:05:20 29-08-2014
  • Deleted user 29 August 2014 16:09:52
    If it's so ineffective, why do it?
  • TheSaint 29 Aug 2014 16:10:11 15,774 posts
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    I'm fairly sure if they were going to use the threat level to bury bad news then they would have had bigger stories than these in the last eighteen months to use it on.
  • Deleted user 29 August 2014 16:11:35
    Yup. By the token of people being clever/cynical/uninterested enough to ignore a threat warning level, they're going to be the same for any of those relatively unremarkable stories.
  • StarchildHypocrethes 29 Aug 2014 16:12:21 27,673 posts
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    Roddles wrote:
    Sounds a bit niteninja to me.
    A bit?
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