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Just put a fucking shark in there.
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Or a machine gun post on the shoreline.

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I dont think the fins would fit in the trigger guard
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In the news:

The former Supreme Court Justice Jonathan Sumption, QC, has denounced the police response to the coronavirus

Dymond: “The restrictions in movement have also changed the relationship between the police and those whose, in name, they serve. The police are naming and shaming citizens for travelling at what they see as the wrong time or driving to the wrong place. Does that set alarm bells ringing for you, as a former senior member of the judiciary?”

Sumption : “Well, I have to say, it does. I mean, the tradition of policing in this country is that policemen are citizens in uniform. They are not members of a disciplined hierarchy operating just at the government's command. Yet in some parts of the country, the police have been trying to stop people from doing things like travelling to take exercise in the open country, which are not contrary to the regulations, simply because ministers have said that they would prefer us not to. The police have no power to enforce ministers' preferences, but only legal regulations - which don't go anything like as far as the government's guidance. I have to say that the behaviour of the Derbyshire police in trying to shame people into using their undoubted right to take exercise in the country and wrecking beauty spots in the Fells so that people don't want to go there, is frankly disgraceful.
This is what a police state is like. It's a state in which the government can issue orders or express preferences with no legal authority and the police will enforce ministers' wishes. I have to say that most police forces have behaved in a thoroughly sensible and moderate fashion. Derbyshire police have shamed our policing traditions. There is a natural tendency of course, and a strong temptation for the police to lose sight of their real functions and turn themselves from citizens in uniform into glorified school prefects. I think it's really sad that the Derbyshire police have failed to resist that.”

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In these awful times of TP shortage, a reminder:
How Brits went soft on toilet paper

Some of us may remember hard toilet paper and shudder a little as we recall the shiny, smooth sheets. But there was a time when Brits proved difficult to convince of the benefits of soft toilet tissue.

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Eighteenth-century British people used paper to wipe, as shown on a shelf beside the toilet in this caricature mocking a Scottish man for his ignorance of “civilised” facilities. This paper wasn’t toilet paper as we know it, though: people simply recycled newspapers and the pages from cheap books.
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By the Victorian era, you could purchase specially manufactured toilet paper, often with wire at the corner, or in a box so that one sheet could be pulled out at a time. John Miller Ltd sold paper including Purolette and Silkine, which promised no “injury to health”. What could that mean? Well, other brands were advertised as “splinter-free”, which may explain things (and give you nightmares)!
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https://wellcomecollection.org/articles ... EAAEMRUqpd for the full illustrated history.

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Lord Sumption
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Rowley Birkin QC
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Glasgow brewery vows to stop supplying Wetherspoons over treatment of staff

A Glasgow brewery has vowed to stop supplying Wetherspoons over its treatment of staff.

WEST Brewery said they would “rather sweep the streets than do business” with the chain's boss Tim Martin.

Martin came under fire after failing to assure staff that their wages would be paid while they were unable to go into work.

Instead, he suggested that staff consider taking up jobs at Tesco to cover wage losses.
https://www.glasgowlive.co.uk/whats-on/ ... g-18019986

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Good. WEST make shit beer.
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Coronavirus: London church investigated over 'protection' oil

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A faith healer who sold £91 "plague protection kits" claiming they could shield people from Covid-19 is being investigated by the charity watchdog.

Bishop Climate Wiseman of the Kingdom Church in Camberwell, London, claimed a bottle of oil and some red yarn would protect his followers from the virus.

In a blog, he wrote "it is by faith you can be saved from the virus".

He said his church was not telling people to ignore government advice, adding his message was from the Bible.

"I'm a Christian and there is a way that the Bible says to protect us from plagues," he said.

"I have not told anybody to get out of your house, go anywhere or whatever."

His blog said people would be protected "by covering yourself with the divine plague protection oil and wearing the scarlet yarn on your body.

"That is why I want to encourage you, if you haven't done so already, to get your divine plague protection kit today!"

Mr Wiseman told the PA news agency the church, which is a registered charity, had sold more than 1,000 of the kits, which were originally priced at £91.

He has previously insisted the church was not selling the kits, and that the price tag was only to cover the cost of the ingredients, yarn and postage and packaging.

The website link to buy them has since been deactivated following criticism from Southwark Council.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-52136588

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Broadband engineers threatened due to 5G coronavirus conspiracies

EE suspects telephone mast engulfed by fire in Birmingham was an arson attack as celebrities claim Covid-19 caused by new network

Telecoms engineers are facing verbal and physical threats during the lockdown, as baseless conspiracy theories linking coronavirus to the roll-out of 5G technology spread by celebrities such as Amanda Holden prompt members of the public to abuse those maintaining vital mobile phone and broadband networks.

Facebook has removed one anti-5G group in which users were being encouraged to supply footage of them destroying mobile phone equipment, with some contributors seemingly under the pretence that it may stop the spread of coronavirus and some running leaderboards of where equipment had been targeted.

Video footage of a 70ft (20 metre) telephone mast on fire in Birmingham this week has also circulated widely alongside claims it was targeted by anti-5G protesters. Network operator EE told the Guardian that its engineers were still on site assessing the cause of the fire but it “looks likely at this time” that it was an arson attack.

The company said it would be working with the police to find the culprits. It said: “To deliberately take away mobile connectivity at a time when people need it more than ever to stay connected to each other, is a reckless, harmful and dangerous thing to do. We will try to restore full coverage as quickly as possible, but the damage caused by the fire is significant.”
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/ ... nspiracies

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The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.

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Short version: Corbyn officially out as party boss.

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State-owned Chinese investor to seize control of chip designer Imagination

MPs have alerted the PM to concerns that the British chip designer will have its assets relocated to China, Sky News learns.

A state-controlled Chinese investor is trying to seize control of Imagination Technologies Group, the British chip designer – sparking fears that its prized intellectual property assets could disappear from the UK.

Sky News can exclusively reveal that Imagination, which was taken over in 2017 in a £550m deal, has scheduled an emergency board meeting next week to discuss the appointment of four representatives of China Reform Holdings as directors.

Senior MPs, including the chairs of four Commons select committees, have been alerted to the move, and are this weekend planning to urge Boris Johnson to intervene on the grounds of potential risks to national security.

The government intelligence agency, GCHQ, and the National Cyber Security Centre have also been informed of the developments, according to Westminster insiders.

Imagination makes graphics processing units (GPUs) for customers including Apple and Samsung, and is one of the UK's most important technology companies.

Its designs are used in 30% of the world's mobile phones and 40% of automotive GPUs.

Customers in the car industry include Audi, Hyundai and Toyota.
https://news.sky.com/story/state-owned- ... n-11968494

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A message from the Sandford police:

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Coronavirus: Prime Minister Boris Johnson admitted to hospital for COVID-19 tests

Dominic Raab, the foreign secretary, is set to take over chairing the government's regular crisis committee meeting on Monday.

Boris Johnson has been admitted to hospital for tests 10 days after confirming he had contracted coronavirus.

The prime minister, 55, still has persistent symptoms and went on the advice of his doctor, Downing Street said.

A spokesperson confirmed his admission was a precautionary rather than emergency measure and added he "thanks NHS staff for all of their incredible hard work".
https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus- ... s-11969053

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Witness wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:04 pm
Broadband engineers threatened due to 5G coronavirus conspiracies

EE suspects telephone mast engulfed by fire in Birmingham was an arson attack as celebrities claim Covid-19 caused by new network
. . .

The company said it would be working with the police to find the culprits. It said: “To deliberately take away mobile connectivity at a time when people need it more than ever to stay connected to each other, is a reckless, harmful and dangerous thing to do. We will try to restore full coverage as quickly as possible, but the damage caused by the fire is significant.”
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/ ... nspiracies
Jesus kitty-fucking Christ. Is there no end to Teh Dumbth??? :roll:
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Anaxagoras wrote:
Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:41 pm
Is there no end to Teh Dumbth??? :roll:
No, it's like the Phenix. :twisted:

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UK turns to EU support for repatriation flights

Britain gets financing from scheme run by bloc to get stranded nationals home

Britain has quietly obtained EU support to help cover the costs of repatriation flights from Japan, the US and Peru during the coronavirus crisis, taking advantage of a Brussels programme that subsidises efforts to bring back stranded nationals.

The UK has run a total of at least six such jointly funded emergency flights as part of an EU scheme that has helped more than 14,000 people get home since the start of the pandemic, according to the latest European Commission data.

The EU civil protection mechanism, administered by the commission since 2001 to help after natural disasters, covers 75 per cent of the costs of government-organised repatriation flights on condition that the passengers include citizens of multiple countries from the bloc.

Britain, which left the EU in January, is still a member of the mechanism and fully covered by the co-financing scheme by virtue of the Brexit transition period contained in the withdrawal agreement between the two sides.

The six UK-organised flights in February and March collectively brought back more than 1,000 Britons and 122 EU nationals from 16 countries among their 1,281 passengers, according to the commission data, dated April 3. Four flights departed from Lima, one from Oakland and one from Tokyo.

London’s involvement stands in marked contrast to its decision to shun an EU scheme to jointly procure ventilators and other medical equipment to combat coronavirus. It also highlights how the pandemic has focused attention on little-heralded yet potentially vital EU arrangements that the UK faces important choices on whether to join once the Brexit transition period ends in December.
https://www.ft.com/content/1bf986e6-ae9 ... 51997ea3c4

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