'Random news articles that don't warrant their own threads' thread. Page 281

  • monkehhh 14 Mar 2019 07:28:07 5,063 posts
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    "Jim and Tanya were parents of very good dog Martha" - great picture caption.
  • macmurphy 19 Mar 2019 09:12:10 3,768 posts
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    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-47617957/i-carry-a-saw-and-wear-a-stab-proof-vest

    Anybody else think this ladís trolling the reporter? What the fuck are you going to do with a saw?
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 19 Mar 2019 09:16:07 19,022 posts
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    "Lie on that work bench while I cut your fucking foot off you bastard!"
  • macmurphy 19 Mar 2019 09:26:52 3,768 posts
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    Yeah. Unless his mateís packing a vice, that sawís going to be as much use as a cock-flavoured lolly.
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 19 Mar 2019 11:52:13 19,022 posts
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    https://www.foxnews.com/us/woman-shot-herself-in-the-head-while-cuffed-with-hands-behind-her-back-during-traffic-stop-police-say
  • JamboWayOh 19 Mar 2019 11:57:39 12,238 posts
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    Wtf?!
  • GuybrushFreepwood 19 Mar 2019 12:01:42 654 posts
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    @Decks I'm convinced.

    If it didn't happen that way, then the only other possibility is that she shot herself in the mouth and THEN fitted the cuffs to her wrists and put them behind her back. Simples.
  • macmurphy 19 Mar 2019 13:02:33 3,768 posts
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    Hell of a shot. Thatís some proper Annie Oakley trick shot shenanigans.

    Iíve just tried to hold my hands together behind my back and point my finger at my mouth and Iím fucked if I can do it.
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 19 Mar 2019 13:10:56 19,022 posts
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    Shame about the body cam being knocked off. Would be interested in seeing how she managed it.
  • fontgeeksogood 19 Mar 2019 13:13:41 5,289 posts
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    She further confounded things by knocking the bodycams off their uniforms during an earlier struggle.

    I wonder if she managed to extract the cops DNA and put it in her anus and vagina after knocking the bodycams off but before shooting herself
  • Fab4 20 Mar 2019 13:25:56 8,802 posts
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    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-47627179

    Amazing story. A woman who is able to detect (smell) Parkinsons in a person 10+ years before they would normally start seeing symptoms.
  • thelzdking 21 Mar 2019 03:49:51 9,160 posts
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    She will fix the NHS.
  • challenge_hanukkah 21 Mar 2019 06:15:37 10,264 posts
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    Given the impending drug shortages in the wake of brexit perhaps it's time to consult Prince Charles and finally give homeopathy the place it deserves within the NHS.

    It's just a shame we're going to run out of water too in 20 odd years.
  • Rogueywon Most Generous Forumite, 2016 26 Mar 2019 14:17:56 5,442 posts
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    Can there possibly be any greater claim to fame than to be one of the guys from the "fart bullying" trial.
  • Load_2.0 28 Mar 2019 23:00:55 28,904 posts
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    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/man-umbrella-flies-wind-storm-turkey-a8843496.html

    A whole new world
    A dazzling place I never knew
    But when I'm way up here
    It's crystal clear
    That now I'm in a whole new world with you
  • challenge_hanukkah 1 Apr 2019 16:16:25 10,264 posts
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    Jesus fucking titty Christ!

    https://twitter.com/JoTodd4/status/1112721028428582924
  • senso-ji 9 Apr 2019 13:20:19 9,259 posts
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    So, this Debenhams vs Mike Ashley debacle has led to this:

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-47864580

    I can't get my ahead around the Debenhams board's thinking? It seems like, they'd rather crash their company, suspend sales, close stores and ultimate cause job losses, to stop Ashley saving them so save face?

    I'm not defending Ashley, I think he's a twat. But if he pumped £150 million in and is looking at execs who oversaw a record £500 million loss last year, doesn't he have right to intervene?

    Edited by senso-ji at 13:20:48 09-04-2019
  • THFourteen 9 Apr 2019 13:22:54 51,356 posts
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    @senso-ji

    I thought exactly the same thing this morning.

    Don't know the full story and i dont work in retail, so i am probably missing something.
  • Load_2.0 9 Apr 2019 13:26:09 28,904 posts
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    Mike Ashley being CEO would be a mistake IMO given he has a reputation as being a boorish knob.

    Debenhams positions itself as an up market establishment. Being owned and run by Mr Sports Direct would destroy that image.
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 9 Apr 2019 13:26:35 19,022 posts
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    I imagine having your business turned into another outlet for that fat tramp to peddle his dayglo Hi-tec shell suits is far from appealing.
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 9 Apr 2019 13:26:57 19,022 posts
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    Or what Load said.
  • Load_2.0 9 Apr 2019 13:27:50 28,904 posts
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    Yeah. This guy gets it.
  • THFourteen 9 Apr 2019 13:28:16 51,356 posts
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    A business model that has ultimately failed...
  • Load_2.0 9 Apr 2019 13:31:28 28,904 posts
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    It's failing because physical retail is struggling and they failed to keep up with online shopping.

    Making him CEO isn't the answer.
  • Load_2.0 9 Apr 2019 13:33:25 28,904 posts
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    Plus they probably want to try and protect their remaining staff from the slave labour practices he employs at Sports Direct.
  • JamboWayOh 9 Apr 2019 13:35:24 12,238 posts
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    I'm sure making Debenhams adopt Sports Direct's shopping experience would bring the shoppers flooding in.
  • sport 9 Apr 2019 13:40:56 14,866 posts
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    And there I was looking forward to a free Debenhams mega mug.
  • THFourteen 9 Apr 2019 13:44:33 51,356 posts
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    Load_2.0 wrote:
    Plus they probably want to try and protect their remaining staff from the slave labour practices he employs at Sports Direct.
    By making them lose their jobs completely?
  • JamboWayOh 9 Apr 2019 13:48:28 12,238 posts
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    THFourteen wrote:
    Load_2.0 wrote:
    Plus they probably want to try and protect their remaining staff from the slave labour practices he employs at Sports Direct.
    By making them lose their jobs completely?
    So it's better to have a job that isn't really a job with no guarantee of any hours and if you can't get into work within 15 mins of them telling you they need you for work you may be sacked? Right gotcha.
  • THFourteen 9 Apr 2019 14:02:31 51,356 posts
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    JamboWayOh wrote:
    THFourteen wrote:
    Load_2.0 wrote:
    Plus they probably want to try and protect their remaining staff from the slave labour practices he employs at Sports Direct.
    By making them lose their jobs completely?
    So it's better to have a job that isn't really a job with no guarantee of any hours and if you can't get into work within 15 mins of them telling you they need you for work you may be sacked? Right gotcha.
    I don't know, i'm not an expert in this particular situation to know which of the two options is better, having no job at all, stuck trying to find another similar job in a dying industry or a job with an income that could be terminated at short notice.

    However it sounds like (as with most things) you are an expert, so i'll defer to you.
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