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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 4,492 posts
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    @Adv Learn to live with the label the hivemind have chosen for you! :D

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    mowgli wrote: I thought the 1 married the .2 and founded Islam?

  • RedSparrows 23 Jul 2014 11:55:14 23,854 posts
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    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.
  • RedSparrows 23 Jul 2014 12:39:28 23,854 posts
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  • Bremenacht 18 Aug 2014 17:38:52 19,259 posts
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    Talking of tools

    "ting tong from somewhere"

    Remember - this is the sort of leader people voted for.
  • FWB 18 Aug 2014 17:42:33 45,112 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 9,577 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 9,516 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 14,698 posts
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    Distraction from what? Ice bucket challenges?
  • faux-C 29 Aug 2014 15:43:50 9,516 posts
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    Umm UKIP defection-gate?
  • Tom_Servo 29 Aug 2014 15:44:42 18,079 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 9,516 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 18,079 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 39,282 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.

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  • LeoliansBro 29 Aug 2014 15:50:19 44,722 posts
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    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)

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • faux-C 29 Aug 2014 15:50:49 9,516 posts
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  • faux-C 29 Aug 2014 15:52:26 9,516 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?
  • LeoliansBro 29 Aug 2014 15:53:36 44,722 posts
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    Really? You're going with a tired meme rather than engaging with an actual response?

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • faux-C 29 Aug 2014 15:54:18 9,516 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 9,516 posts
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    Raising the threat level makes UKIP's message more plausible?
  • Tom_Servo 29 Aug 2014 15:57:09 18,079 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
  • LeoliansBro 29 Aug 2014 15:57:10 44,722 posts
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    So, you're worried about a Tory defection. You want to bury the bad news piece because the inference is that UKIP may have a point, if serious political players up to and including a sitting MP agree with their position.

    What piece of news do you use to distract the public?

    Probably not a reference to foreign threats to our safety and way of life which a) is UKIP's central narrative, which you are endorsing and b) suggests that you aren't up to the job of protecting and preserving said way of life.

    It's a bum note as a smokescreen.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • Rodpad 29 Aug 2014 15:59:06 2,044 posts
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    Sounds a bit niteninja to me.
  • faux-C 29 Aug 2014 16:02:35 9,516 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
  • RedSparrows 29 Aug 2014 16:09:52 23,854 posts
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    If it's so ineffective, why do it?
  • TheSaint 29 Aug 2014 16:10:11 14,698 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.
  • RedSparrows 29 Aug 2014 16:11:35 23,854 posts
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    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 26,320 posts
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    Roddles wrote:
    Sounds a bit niteninja to me.
    A bit?
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