'Random news articles that don't warrant their own threads' thread. Page 297

  • minky-kong 9 Aug 2019 16:48:04 14,428 posts
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    It's an Albany expression.
  • Trowel 10 Aug 2019 08:14:01 22,714 posts
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    "If you build it, and intensely commercialise it, he will come..."

    https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/27345869/yankees-white-sox-play-field-dreams
  • sirtacos 11 Aug 2019 01:02:19 8,192 posts
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    https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/aug/08/trump-authorizes-cyanide-bombs-wildlife-services

    Apparently, the US Agriculture Dept has been planting literal cyanide landmines in the wild (each sufficient to kill a bear, not to mention a human adult), and if that weren't enough, until very recently (before the death of a dog and near-death of a teen), its agents were placing the lethal traps less than 30m from public roads and paths.

    What the actual duck

    Edited by sirtacos at 01:06:14 11-08-2019
  • mothercruncher 11 Aug 2019 08:07:54 16,670 posts
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    That’s what the world needs- more land mines.
  • Dougs 11 Aug 2019 08:15:38 90,960 posts
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    Jesus. I really don't understand how anyone can think this is a good thing.
  • Mola_Ram 11 Aug 2019 08:58:13 21,707 posts
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    sirtacos wrote:
    https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/aug/08/trump-authorizes-cyanide-bombs-wildlife-services

    Apparently, the US Agriculture Dept has been planting literal cyanide landmines in the wild (each sufficient to kill a bear, not to mention a human adult), and if that weren't enough, until very recently (before the death of a dog and near-death of a teen), its agents were placing the lethal traps less than 30m from public roads and paths.

    What the actual duck
    Reminds me of

    https://www.theonion.com/chrysler-halts-production-of-neckbelts-1819564298
  • MrFlay 11 Aug 2019 09:06:37 4,269 posts
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    The US is one fucked up polity. Why anyone would actually want to live there is beyond my comprehension.
  • THFourteen 12 Aug 2019 06:23:46 53,174 posts
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    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/athletics/49313460

    Youcef Zatat - who had not travelled to Poland - was included in the quartet instead of sprinter Rabah Yousif.
    UK Athletics performance director Neil Black blamed a "technical error".
    Odds on Neil Black being a gammon? All Youssefs look the same.
  • KRadiation 12 Aug 2019 08:13:07 1,479 posts
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    https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/man-dies-after-brutal-assault-16738431

    Happened around the corner from mine.

    Guy came in a while ago, gets a bit grabby with a woman. says he has a knife. They ask him to leave which he does. He hasnt been out of jail that long for attacking someone with a hammer and is well known.

    Days later hes in again.. has a knife... wants the landlord. They tell him to leave hes barred. He leaves promising to kill the landlord his wife and child and burn the pub down.
    ( another pub nearby was burnt down not long ago so would cause some concern you would think)

    They contact the police... nothing seems to happen.

    He comes back yesterday at 3pm.. knife in hand and stabs the landlord 12 times in the carpark in front of families and kids then runs off home attacking someone else with a hammer before hes arrested around the corner in his undies with his wife arrested too presumably for helping him strip and wash his clothes I'm guessing ?



    Worrying that if someone is recently out of jail.. has a knife.. makes threats and you phone the police... you'd hope more would happen than just seemingly just a word with him I guess ?

    Edited by KRadiation at 08:14:16 12-08-2019
  • RichDC 14 Aug 2019 18:49:11 8,580 posts
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    So the government has come up with a great initiative to help combat knife crime that definitely isn't stereotyping... by sticking #knifefree on fried chicken boxes.

    https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/knifefree-knife-crime-chicken-cottage-london-home-office-boris-johnson-a9058821.html
  • fontgeeksogood 14 Aug 2019 19:25:27 7,427 posts
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    On top of the racism it feels disrespectful (and too late) for the chicken
  • Load_2.0 14 Aug 2019 20:01:46 30,113 posts
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    Pointless unless it's also applied to grape soda and watermelons.
  • neilka 14 Aug 2019 20:32:21 22,779 posts
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    The chickens were humanely stamped to death.
  • wuntyphyve 15 Aug 2019 15:42:35 13,040 posts
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    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/aug/14/taco-eating-contest-death-fresno-california

    “It was like he’d never eaten before,” Boylan said. “He was just shoving the tacos down his mouth without chewing.”
    That's the world another moron less...
  • JamboWayOh 21 Aug 2019 15:11:33 15,589 posts
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    Can anyone with sufficient gaydar comment on how to spot a gay individual?

    https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/aug/21/judge-rejected-asylum-seeker-who-did-not-have-gay-demeanour

    Edited by JamboWayOh at 15:11:47 21-08-2019
  • adamasunder12 21 Aug 2019 15:21:03 1,301 posts
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    Should have blown the judge
  • Psychotext 22 Aug 2019 09:19:25 65,780 posts
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    What the fuck?!?
  • Load_2.0 22 Aug 2019 09:54:28 30,113 posts
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    It's a difficult process. Do you grant automatic asylum to individuals if the claim they are gay?

    The asylum system has a lot of problems with sham marriages and fake colleges. Feigning homosexuality is a lot simpler and cheaper path to a visa than either of those routes.

    The arguement is that they would be targeted in public and at risk of harm. So being overly camp or effeminate in public surely increases the risk of being targeted?
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 22 Aug 2019 10:03:36 21,355 posts
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    Should have made him suck the judges dick to prove it.
  • Psychotext 23 Aug 2019 10:51:16 65,780 posts
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    To be honest, I'd be happy to grant anyone requesting asylum a place given how far they've had to travel (and what they've gone through) to make it happen... but I'm a filthy liberal.
  • Mola_Ram 23 Aug 2019 11:21:41 21,707 posts
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    Well, I'm a filthy liberal too and err on the side of letting more people in, but I also think the process should probably be a bit more stringent than just accepting anyone who says they're a refugee. Their claims should be tested and such (as they already are).
  • jimnastics 28 Aug 2019 11:47:04 1,659 posts
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    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-49487078

    I love this kind of thing! A horde of Norman coins has been discovered by detectorists in Somerset dating from post 1066 which is cool in itself, but the horde contains coins featuring both Harold II and William the Conqueror. I really love these very personal, human examples of life just moving on after such monumental events.
  • TechnoHippy 30 Aug 2019 14:33:35 15,532 posts
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    So fucking what - you're never too young for a personal tug.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-49497837
  • ghostgate2001 30 Aug 2019 19:26:09 666 posts
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    JamboWayOh wrote:
    Can anyone with sufficient gaydar comment on how to spot a gay individual?

    https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/aug/21/judge-rejected-asylum-seeker-who-did-not-have-gay-demeanour
    I believe the accepted standard test is to show them some gay porn and see if they get a stiffie.
  • Nexus_6 31 Aug 2019 00:04:18 4,352 posts
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    Jesus, just googled the actress from classic action film Tremors which has just finished on ITV4

    https://www.reviewjournal.com/crime/courts/tremors-actress-finn-carter-in-las-vegas-court-on-felony-charges-1815074/
  • Jono62 31 Aug 2019 08:27:40 22,928 posts
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    /carryon.gif

    https://metro.co.uk/2019/08/29/volunteers-polish-giants-erection-hand-10648785/
  • elstoof 31 Aug 2019 08:39:36 24,370 posts
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    Oh god the captions are even worse than the headlines
  • Mola_Ram 31 Aug 2019 09:39:12 21,707 posts
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    The figure is now looked after by the National Trust, which is always looking for new members
    /slow clap
  • DrStrangelove 5 Sep 2019 12:13:16 14,670 posts
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    San Francisco declares NRA a terrorist organisation
  • TechnoHippy 5 Sep 2019 17:30:04 15,532 posts
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    His owner was 'cock-a-hoop' - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-49593954
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