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Re: The UK thread

Post by asthmatic camel » Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:28 pm

I think it's fair to say that Trump isn't much liked in Britland. According to YouGov, he has a 21% positive opinion rating. Obama achieved 72%.
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Re: The UK thread

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:35 pm

asthmatic camel wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:28 pm
I think it's fair to say that Trump isn't much liked in Britland. According to YouGov, he has a 21% positive opinion rating. Obama achieved 72%.
This fits in perfectly with Brexit.

Now you're free to become 2 states (we don't want Norn Iron and furthermore the Battenbergs will need a place to live).

That will tip the electoral college just right to elect No-Trump.

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Re: The UK thread

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:48 pm

Just heard over the radio, Trump compared Mayor Khan to DeBlasio.

Thereby insulting both of them. :lmao:
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Re: The UK thread

Post by Doctor X » Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:15 pm

asthmatic camel wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:28 pm
I think it's fair to say that Trump isn't much liked in Britland. According to YouGov, he has a 21% positive opinion rating. Obama achieved 72%.
Because Obama "knew his place."

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Re: The UK thread

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:58 pm

I think Doctor X overstates the case.

Say rather that Obama is a member of the same faction of the international ruling class.
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Re: The UK thread

Post by Giz » Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:59 pm

I think that that obamapology tour may have helped him in Germany. But in the UK, a lot of people simply thought he was ‘cool’.

Mind you, a significant number think mad racist Jeremy would be a good PM, or that law abiding families handing in their silverware will prevent knife crime. Madness all the way down.

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Re: The UK thread

Post by Doctor X » Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:37 pm

It sort of all went down hill once you started wearing red and walking in a straight line. . . .

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Re: The UK thread

Post by Giz » Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:46 pm

Doctor X wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:37 pm
It sort of all went down hill once you started wearing red and walking in a straight line. . . .

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Re: The UK thread

Post by asthmatic camel » Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:42 am

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:35 pm
asthmatic camel wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:28 pm
I think it's fair to say that Trump isn't much liked in Britland. According to YouGov, he has a 21% positive opinion rating. Obama achieved 72%.
This fits in perfectly with Brexit.

Now you're free to become 2 states (we don't want Norn Iron and furthermore the Battenbergs will need a place to live).

That will tip the electoral college just right to elect No-Trump.

:BigGrin3:
Nobody wants Norn Ireland, not even Ireland. I'm afraid we're stuck with it. :(
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Re: The UK thread

Post by Witness » Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:31 am

↑ Trump said something to Varadkar about a good wall in Ireland while visiting… :mrgreen:



The UK itch:
UK “Ghost Proposal” Threatens Security, Privacy and Human Rights

Would allow secret law enforcement participation in private calls and chats

Phil Zimmermann, Richard Stallman, Bruce Schneier, EFF, Privacy International, Startpage.com and Apple are among 47 signatories on a new Open Letter to GCHQ regarding its “Ghost Proposal.” The proposal, if adopted, would allow for “silently adding a law enforcement participant to a group chat or call.”

GCHQ (Government Communications Headquarters) is a UK government intelligence organization similar to the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA).

The Letter, spearheaded by Sharon Bradford Franklin and Andi Wilson Thompson of New America’s Open Technology Institute, provides insight into how the Ghost Proposal would allow government agents to slip unseen into private encrypted communications:
The “ghost key” proposal put forward by GCHQ would enable a third party to see the plain text of an encrypted conversation without notifying the participants. But to achieve this result, their proposal requires two changes to systems that would seriously undermine user security and trust.

First, it would require service providers to surreptitiously inject a new public key into a conversation in response to a government demand. This would turn a two-way conversation into a group chat where the government is the additional participant, or add a secret government participant to an existing group chat.

Second, in order to ensure the government is added to the conversation in secret, GCHQ’s proposal would require messaging apps, service providers, and operating systems to change their software so that it would

1) change the encryption schemes used, and/or

2) mislead users by suppressing the notifications that routinely appear when a new communicant joins a chat.
The proposal requires what is, essentially, a government backdoor into encrypted communications software. This, the letter points out, would simply penalize law abiding users and drive “bad actors” to new tools beyond the reach of law enforcement. What’s more, mandatory changes could introduce unintentional vulnerabilities and make the software ripe for abuse by stalkers, overzealous government agents, and repressive regimes.
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Re: The UK thread

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:54 pm

Don't want to trigger anybody, but ...

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Re: The UK thread

Post by Witness » Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:27 am

16th Naked Bike Ride in London. (Did AC go to show off his fag-o-cycle?)
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Re: The UK thread

Post by asthmatic camel » Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:32 am

Nope, not I, sir.

Even Abdul wouldn't want to see me naked.
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Re: The UK thread

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:06 am

BBC bans the 'T' word (except in direct quotes).
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BBC bosses accused of 'sanitising' Islamist attacks after it emerges reporters will be told to stop using the word 'terror' unless quoting someone else
Daily Fail
  • BBC journalists will be effectively banned from using the word 'terror' in reports
  • Their reporters are already advised to steer clear of 'terrorist' and 'terrorism'
  • They will refer to terror attacks by naming specific details such as the location
  • Yesterday, MPs and experts accused the BBC of 'failing in its public service duty'
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The controversial edict means that the BBC will no longer use the phrase 'terror attack' to describe the massacres at London Bridge or Manchester Arena, as the corporation did when the atrocities occurred.

Reporters would describe them as the London Bridge van attack or the Manchester Arena bomb attack instead.

But yesterday, MPs and experts accused the broadcaster of 'failing in its public service duty'.

David Green, a former Home Office adviser and chief executive of the think tank Civitas, said: 'If they don't want to use that [the word terror] then they're failing in their public service duty which is to be clear and accurate.

...
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Re: The UK thread

Post by Giz » Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:15 am

It’s not terror, it’s just part of living in a big city.

Don’t be such a little Englander!

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Re: The UK thread

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:15 pm

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Re: The UK thread

Post by Giz » Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:41 pm

Knife crime, domestic abuse? Solved!

“Police handing out blunt knives to domestic violence victims to reduce stabbings in the home”
“the 'no point' knives would generally be handed out in a situation "where a knife had been used or the victim had been threatened on a previous occasion".

Victims would need to agree to have their knives replaced as it is not mandatory.

They were purchased by the force as a trial to use in "appropriate high risk domestic situations".”


As a final quote:
“It is an excellent intiative. Some research shows that women are attacked around 19 times before they leave their home."
Which does seem high for a single morning. So maybe every little helps.

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Re: The UK thread

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:01 pm

The UK knife regulations are just the sort of thing that make sense in a prison or insane asylum.
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Meanwhile, the latest hot Royal stuff:

Meghan Markle: CIA Asset?
Taki's Magazine
Meghan Markle is doing such a good job at destroying the monarchy, she could be a foreign agent.

The idea seems far-fetched, that the CIA would train a B-list Hollywood actress and use her as a honey trap to infiltrate the British royal family where she would wreak havoc and bring about demands for the abolition of the aristocracy.

But how else can one explain the Duchess of Sussex’s boorish behavior?

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I'll forbear the obvious other explanation. :cowbell:
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Re: The UK thread

Post by Anaxagoras » Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:24 pm

Rubbish.
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Re: The UK thread

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:27 pm

Rubbish. But more to the point, bitchiness. :BigGrin3:
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