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That one has been running for a while
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Got through about two minutes. WTF?

Is there some UK show that it's parodying?
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Abdul Alhazred wrote:
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Got through about two minutes. WTF?

Is there some UK show that it's parodying?
It's parodying Mexican soap operas but it's set in Woking, which is, excluding the North of England and the whole of Wales, the most tediously depressing place in the Universe.


I think its absolute genius.
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Mexican soap operas popular in the UK? :lmao:
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Why set in woking when Dorking is literally next door?

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Three years in prison for man who set fire to phone mast after researching 5G coronavirus theories

A man who set fire to a phone mast after researching discredited theories linking 5G and coronavirus online was jailed today.

Michael Whitty, 47, carried out an arson attack inside the equipment box of a telecommunications mast owned by Vodafone on Coopers Lane in Kirkby on April 5 after researching theories falsely linking 5G to coronavirus.

The dad-of-three, who runs an independent company providing parking facilities based near Liverpool John Lennon Airport, pleaded guilty to arson over the blaze at Liverpool Crown Court on Monday, May 18.

He appeared back in court today, June 8, for sentencing via a videolink from HMP Altcourse.

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Whitty has 13 convictions for 29 offences, spanning between 1991 and 2019, including for assaulting a police officer and for possession of a firearm, but none for similar offences.

Whitty was also convicted for an offence of battery last year, which he was still serving a community order for at the time of the arson.

Judge Thomas Teague, QC, said: "In my view there was here a high degree of planning and premeditation.

"There was use of firelighters and, in the sense that the aim was to put the mast out of action, there was intent to cause very serious damage to property."

Sentencing, Judge Teague said he believed Whitty had showed genuine remorse and his charitable work showed a "positive side" to his character.

Whitty was sentenced to three years in prison.
https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/li ... o-18381653

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I'm pretty sure in Georgia they drag out and dust off 'ole sparky for that.
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Witness wrote:
Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:30 pm
Three years in prison for man who set fire to phone mast after researching 5G coronavirus theories

A man who set fire to a phone mast after researching discredited theories linking 5G and coronavirus online was jailed today.

Michael Whitty, 47, carried out an arson attack inside the equipment box of a telecommunications mast owned by Vodafone on Coopers Lane in Kirkby on April 5 after researching theories falsely linking 5G to coronavirus.

The dad-of-three, who runs an independent company providing parking facilities based near Liverpool John Lennon Airport, pleaded guilty to arson over the blaze at Liverpool Crown Court on Monday, May 18.

He appeared back in court today, June 8, for sentencing via a videolink from HMP Altcourse.

...

Whitty has 13 convictions for 29 offences, spanning between 1991 and 2019, including for assaulting a police officer and for possession of a firearm, but none for similar offences.

Whitty was also convicted for an offence of battery last year, which he was still serving a community order for at the time of the arson.

Judge Thomas Teague, QC, said: "In my view there was here a high degree of planning and premeditation.

"There was use of firelighters and, in the sense that the aim was to put the mast out of action, there was intent to cause very serious damage to property."

Sentencing, Judge Teague said he believed Whitty had showed genuine remorse and his charitable work showed a "positive side" to his character.

Whitty was sentenced to three years in prison.
https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/li ... o-18381653
He must have picked an unfashionable cause. In the U.K., if you commit an offense “in a good cause” there is precedent for letting you off.

From the independent:
“ A group of climate protesters who glued themselves to a train have been spared jail by a judge who acknowledged their “noble” intentions were to “protect all human life”.”

I think a couple of years before that, a similar climate protest (from memory might have been airport or power stations) also got away with it due to a magistrate thinking that in their view they saw a clear and present danger [from global warming]

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The climate stuff has a faction of the ruling class behind it. Indeed it is a tactic for grabbing more power.

Nobody powerful (or sane) buys the 5G conspiracy business.
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Giz wrote:
Wed Jun 10, 2020 1:04 am
Witness wrote:
Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:30 pm
Three years in prison for man who set fire to phone mast after researching 5G coronavirus theories
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Whitty was sentenced to three years in prison.
https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/li ... o-18381653
He must have picked an unfashionable cause. In the U.K., if you commit an offense “in a good cause” there is precedent for letting you off.

From the independent:
“ A group of climate protesters who glued themselves to a train have been spared jail by a judge who acknowledged their “noble” intentions were to “protect all human life”.”

I think a couple of years before that, a similar climate protest (from memory might have been airport or power stations) also got away with it due to a magistrate thinking that in their view they saw a clear and present danger [from global warming]
Happens here to the rich and powerful...and their kids. Amy Carter:
Carter later became known for her political activism. She participated in a number of sit-ins and protests during the 1980s and early 1990s that were aimed at changing U.S. foreign policy towards South African apartheid and Central America.[12] Along with activist Abbie Hoffman and 13 others, she was arrested during a 1986 demonstration at the University of Massachusetts Amherst for protesting CIA recruitment there. She was acquitted of all charges in a well-publicized trial in Northampton, Massachusetts. Attorney Leonard Weinglass, who defended Abbie Hoffman in the Chicago Seven trial in the 1960s, utilized the necessity defense, successfully arguing that because the CIA was involved in criminal activity in Central America and other hotspots, preventing it from recruiting on campus was equivalent to trespassing in a burning building.
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Giz wrote:
Wed Jun 10, 2020 1:04 am
He must have picked an unfashionable cause. In the U.K., if you commit an offense “in a good cause” there is precedent for letting you off.
He also had a troubled past, as I quoted. That doesn't help… :|

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Sloth-like Boris Johnson escapes capture during fleeting appearance

Prime minister can be returned to captivity for another week as Keir Starmer fails to pin him down

Wednesday is Boris Johnson’s take your inner child to work day. The day when he falls out of bed, puts on a suit, uses a brush to turn his hair into a total state and rides out of his Downing Street flat to first face prime minister’s questions in the Commons before doing his weekly coronavirus press briefing at 5pm.

Quite what he does in the intervening six days, almost no one has a clue as he is rarely spotted in the wild and there is no visible evidence of any action. Though many of us – including a large number of Tory MPs who are beginning to think they might have backed the wrong man as his approval and competency ratings plummet – would dearly love to know. Perhaps he has been taking time out to catch up with the third series of Ozark.
https://www.theguardian.com/politics/20 ... appearance for the rest.

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I'm not getting that one. Being ironic maybe?

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The British government are pussies