'Random news articles that don't warrant their own threads' thread. Page 292

  • Graxlar_v3 10 Jun 2019 16:03:54 6,835 posts
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    I lost the article, but apparently Justin Beiber has challenged Tom Cruise to a fight?

    ?????

    ??????????
  • Dirt3 10 Jun 2019 16:57:03 439 posts
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    Haven't heard of this, but if true could be a tough opponent for the "Baby" hitmaker.

    Cruise may be of advancing years, but keeps himself in top shape for his role in the "Mission Impossible" franchise.

    Large numbers of tats and a massive security entourage may look the business but aren't going to help you when it comes to man on man in the ring.

    And ultimately, what are the bragging rights if you beat a man getting on for twice your age ?
  • Goban 10 Jun 2019 17:06:30 9,974 posts
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    Over twice his age.
  • freddymercurystwin 10 Jun 2019 19:17:44 1,655 posts
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    I dislike them both needless to say I like the idea of at least one of them getting a good beating, preferably Bieber, my money would be on Cruise. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-trending-48580157

    Edited by freddymercurystwin at 01:45:25 11-06-2019
  • fontgeeksogood 10 Jun 2019 19:24:17 6,224 posts
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    There's literally no good Canadians. Except me of course, but I barely count
  • Jono62 10 Jun 2019 22:54:43 22,371 posts
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    I would say Colin Mochrie is a good Canadian
  • Immaterial 10 Jun 2019 23:01:58 2,317 posts
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    I'd say most of the cast of Letterkenny are good Canadians, to be faaaaaair.
  • Trowel 10 Jun 2019 23:28:23 22,572 posts
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    And the mountie in Due South. So much crime since he retired. Sad.
  • JamboWayOh 10 Jun 2019 23:30:47 13,563 posts
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    "Duuuue South!
    That's the way I'm going.....
    Duuuuuuuuuuuuuue Duuuuuuue South!"
  • Load_2.0 11 Jun 2019 18:05:32 29,484 posts
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    Nothing suspicious going on here, just an absurdly large cash withdrawal.

    https://thenextweb.com/hardfork/2019/06/07/bitcoin-atm-london-cash-money-notes-duffel-bag-cryptocurrency-bond-street/
  • Load_2.0 14 Jun 2019 22:33:18 29,484 posts
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    OK...

    https://abcnews.go.com/US/gator-knife-head-spotted-swimming-texas-lake/story?id=63709372
  • mrpon 17 Jun 2019 09:16:53 35,276 posts
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    @Razz Unlucky.

    https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/furniture-maker-told-to-stop-using-broom-in-his-factory-over-serious-health-and-safety-fears-a4168516.html
  • pacrifice 18 Jun 2019 13:08:03 4,784 posts
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    The gay men breaking blood donation rules.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/health-48598461

    Couldn't find the blood donation thread.

    Edited by pacrifice at 13:08:44 18-06-2019
  • Salaman 18 Jun 2019 14:49:39 23,638 posts
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    pacrifice wrote:
    The gay men breaking blood donation rules.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/health-48598461

    Couldn't find the blood donation thread.
    I think the Belgian Red Cross excludes men from donating if they ever had sex with men. Or maybe they used to and it changed to "had sex with men during the last 12 months", I'm not sure now.

    They also exclude anyone who stayed more than 6 months (all stays added together) in the UK between 1980 and 1996.
  • Jono62 19 Jun 2019 11:57:06 22,371 posts
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    Woman 'shocked and embarrassed' when B&M refused Scottish banknote

    https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/scottish-bank-note-bm-bristol-2986307?fbclid=IwAR3nOhBTxZNiv8ICnXAr_8ay3wjKEJOz2LVgduVKDbgTiYFJDvKbxxjtJAk
  • billythekid 19 Jun 2019 12:06:35 12,356 posts
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    Monopoly money
  • challenge_hanukkah 19 Jun 2019 12:14:09 10,886 posts
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    When I was a kid I had an Isle of Man pound confiscated by a woman serving in a chippy who was shrieking about fraud.

    I just had a sandwich instead.
  • JamboWayOh 19 Jun 2019 12:15:44 13,563 posts
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    Jono62 wrote:
    Woman 'shocked and embarrassed' when B&M refused Scottish banknote

    https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/scottish-bank-note-bm-bristol-2986307?fbclid=IwAR3nOhBTxZNiv8ICnXAr_8ay3wjKEJOz2LVgduVKDbgTiYFJDvKbxxjtJAk
    Her main problem is that she went to the Filton branch. They're not normal down there.
  • elstoof 19 Jun 2019 12:28:20 23,415 posts
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    Salaman wrote:

    They also exclude anyone who stayed more than 6 months (all stays added together) in the UK between 1980 and 1996.
    Quite a few counties won’t accept British blood or tissue donors due to the BSE crisis
  • askew 19 Jun 2019 12:34:24 19,288 posts
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    I love my spongiform brain.
  • Mr_Sleep 19 Jun 2019 14:51:51 22,659 posts
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    Salaman wrote:
    They also exclude anyone who stayed more than 6 months (all stays added together) in the UK between 1980 and 1996.
    This could relate to contaminated blood that was given to people during that period. I am sure I heard a stroy about some blood supply scandal where people are still seeking compensation.
  • Dougs 19 Jun 2019 17:02:52 89,581 posts
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    Yup
  • TechnoHippy 24 Jun 2019 09:24:55 15,142 posts
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    Nick Clegg fluffing for Facebook: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-48740231

    I am concerned at Facebook supporting regulation of social media, I know in part if's PR to offset a lot of bad press, but I can also see it as a method to stifle any future competition. If implemented incorrectly then any regulation could ensure that the tech giants are the only players who could afford to stay in business in the sector.
  • fontgeeksogood 24 Jun 2019 11:19:13 6,224 posts
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    Straight away, a software company employing a senior politician to a VP role should be questioned. Most politicians would struggle to plug in a USB device, what possible business do they have advising software engineers
  • JamboWayOh 24 Jun 2019 11:42:34 13,563 posts
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    Software engineers moving into having their own cryptocurrency which is totally normal.
  • Kay 24 Jun 2019 12:57:05 20,046 posts
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    This is crazy:

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-48739532?ocid=socialflow_twitter

    I'm wondering how it's even possible. She fell asleep so deeply that she didn't realise the plane had landed? The stewards (or even fellow passengers) didn't wake her up? Even the post-landing checks/clean-up on the plane didn't spot her?
  • Salaman 24 Jun 2019 13:10:51 23,638 posts
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    Mr_Sleep wrote:
    Salaman wrote:
    They also exclude anyone who stayed more than 6 months (all stays added together) in the UK between 1980 and 1996.
    This could relate to contaminated blood that was given to people during that period. I am sure I heard a stroy about some blood supply scandal where people are still seeking compensation.
    I think it's mainly due to the BSE scandal. The questionnaire mentions BSE I think.
  • fontgeeksogood 24 Jun 2019 14:09:33 6,224 posts
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    Kay wrote:
    This is crazy:

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-48739532?ocid=socialflow_twitter

    I'm wondering how it's even possible. She fell asleep so deeply that she didn't realise the plane had landed? The stewards (or even fellow passengers) didn't wake her up? Even the post-landing checks/clean-up on the plane didn't spot her?
    All you need know is, weed is completely legal here
  • Load_2.0 24 Jun 2019 14:36:32 29,484 posts
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    I have a healthy skepticism towards these sorts of events. Sure it could have been a terrible mistake. I've certainly fallen asleep on my share of trains buses and planes.

    But it's also a world full of people trying to scam each other 24/7. With preexisting anxiety disorders and now PTSD type symptoms I'm sure she will be looking for substantial financial compensation.
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 24 Jun 2019 14:44:13 20,087 posts
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    Night terrors about waking up on an empty plane must be pretty rough.
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