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77 cell phone towers have been set on fire so far due to a weird coronavirus 5G conspiracy theory
  • A conspiracy theory that baselessly links 5G technology with the coronavirus has led to a series of arson attacks on cell phone towers in the UK.
  • The attacks started in early April, and 77 towers have now been attacked, an industry group told Business Insider.
  • Engineers have also been attacked, with one stabbed and hospitalized according to the CEO of UK telecoms firm BT.
https://www.businessinsider.com/77-phon ... ory-2020-5

I hear the woo-woos are at it in the Netherlands too.

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Is Luna tick like one if those ceti alpha 5 things that fucked up Chekov and Capt Terrell?
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They are, of course, pets, though, not quite domesticated.

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"Teeth" is people dying from dental problems?
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Rearranging by prevalence, the top 10 causes of death:

1. Convulsion 152 (I wonder what that means in modern medical terms? Seizures? Heart Attack?)
2. Consumption 88 (tuberculosis, I think)
3. Aged 82
4. Fever 79
5. Small pox 76
6. Teeth 42
7. Tiffick 26 (Google doesn't seem to recognize this word; it thinks I mean "traffic")
8. Dropsie 25 (or is it 15?)
9. Griping in the Guts 16 (whatever that is)
10. Stillborn 12

Also, "Evil" was listed as the cause of death in one case. :notsure:
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Anaxagoras wrote:
Sat May 09, 2020 12:28 pm
7. Tiffick 26 (Google doesn't seem to recognize this word; it thinks I mean "traffic")
It's a long s, of course.

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Oh, OK. Looked like "ff" to me.
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Tisic (phthisis) == tuberculosis
Teeth == A tooth abscess that becomes a systemic infection
Griping in the Guts == dehydration by diarrhea.
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Anaxagoras wrote:
Sat May 09, 2020 12:28 pm
5. Small pox 76
1721 in Great Britain

...

Lady Mary Wortley Montagu introduces smallpox inoculation to Britain: the Princess of Wales is persuaded to test the treatment and the procedure becomes fashionable.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1721_in_Great_Britain

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Britain's £5 billion rival to EU's Galileo satellite project faces scrap

Whitehall officials urge ministers to shut down scheme for UK satellite navigation system

Plans for Britain to join the space race with its own satellite navigation system face being scrapped as officials conclude that the ambitious post-Brexit project would be a waste of taxpayer funds.

The Telegraph understands that mandarins in the Cabinet Office and Department for Business are pressing ministers to shut down work on the programme, which was set up after Brussels froze the UK out of the EU’s Galileo satellite scheme.

Boris Johnson has signalled his support for the £5 billion project, saying that Britain should “get going” on its own alternative to Galileo and America’s GPS, the system used to power smartphone location services, sat-navs and military applications.

But civil servants are pushing for ministers to begin winding down the programme in the coming weeks, arguing that it would not represent value for money.

Sir Mark Sedwill, the Cabinet Secretary, has urged ministers at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to decide on the project’s future as the Prime Minister focuses on the national response to the coronavirus pandemic. Sir Mark is understood to have argued that the satellite project is unaffordable.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/ ... ect-faces/

Could go in the Brexit thread. :mrgreen:

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Headline at link:

Dorset knob-eating contest held online amid lockdown

I was under the impression that in the UK, "knob" means ... :BigGrin3:
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Uhuh. Theres a few of those.

I liked the liberties the article writer took with the innuendo. Top work.
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"Mrs. Scott loves to eat knob."

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What was the expression .. a knob end.
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Doctor X wrote:
Mon May 11, 2020 12:15 am
"Mrs. Scott loves to eat knob."

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ed wrote:
Mon May 11, 2020 12:39 am
What was the expression .. a knob end.
Yup. Knob end. Equates to dick head.
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The Japanese Original:



– J.D.
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"Doctor X is just treating you the way he treats everyone--as subhuman crap too dumb to breathe in after you breathe out." – Don
DocX: FTW. – sparks
"Doctor X wins again." – Pyrrho
"Never sorry to make a racist Fucktard cry." – His Humble MagNIfIcence
"It was the criticisms of Doc X, actually, that let me see more clearly how far the hypocrisy had gone." – clarsct
"I'd leave it up to Doctor X who has been a benevolent tyrant so far." – Grammatron
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