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Ryan McAvoy

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#1086053
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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May should have spoken to me first. I’d have guaranteed her every single vote in the House of Commons (not just 10) for half the amount she’s bribed the DUP with. That kind of money buys a lot of Duck Houses!

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#1085950
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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thejediknighthusezni said:

oojason said:

People at Glastonbury try to get a view of Jeremy Corbyn - Leader of the Labour Party - giving a speech on the Pyramid Stage yesterday…

 

His speech in full here (14 mins) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAkaae8qZJs

a short version of his speech here (4 mins) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVGFi8balOM

Same nation that gave us Orwell.

Tragic, TRAGIC disgrace

Cats go meow.

Tragic, TRAGIC disgrace

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#1085375
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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thejediknighthusezni said:

TBH, the UK is beyond formal uniformed defense. It desperately needs to reprogram it’s defense budget towards assault rifles for all responsible long-term citizens and other equipment for an effective militia.

Are you a “responsible long-term citizen”?

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#1085311
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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thejediknighthusezni said:

Lefties really have a problem with the concept of U-N-A-F-F-O-R-D-A-B-L-E and W-O-R-S-E T-H-A-N U-S-E-L-E-S-S LEFTY initiatives.

There would be no need for austerity without that nonsense.

If JUST Amazon paid the same tax as I did when I bill my customers, they would owe an extra 1 billion tax every year in the UK alone. Across the last 7 years, that is more than equal to the cuts in the UK Defence budget. I assume if Amazon’s offices were subject to the kind of terrorist attacks we’ve seen in recent weeks (gods forbid) they’d want the UK Government to do something about it… free of charge?

It’s not the scroungers at the bottom that are the problem, it’s the scroungers at the top.

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#1085037
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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It’s actually a good result for the Democrats but by them talking it up as if they were going to win, they made a tactical error. A quick check on Wikipedia shows the split between left and right in Georgia’s 6th has consistently been around the 65%-35% area. This time it was 52%-48%, reducing an 80k Republican majority to 10K.

The “Trump effect” just caused Republican support in a super-safe district to drop off a cliff and if (a big if) the same swing is replicated across the US… the GOP are f**ked. It’s a Pyrrhic victory.

Same sort of thing just happened in the UK General Election, where the left made huge gains on the right (but still lost). The difference being that the left were expected to lose badly, so their huge gain in power was seen as the victory it was.

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#1084415
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Random Thoughts
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thunderclap said:

I think the problem has been corrected. I updated the Alerts plugin and it seems to have caused a minor problem. My bet is that those who couldn’t log in have an alert (a waiting PM, a response to a thread, etc.) and because of that it was crashing you out. Those of us who didn’t have any alerts weren’t affected.

Great work Q2. I’m back in a least.

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#1084354
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Random Thoughts
Time

Thanks for the replies everyone and thanks to Q2 for looking into this (Hope you’ve got a cream for the thunderclap).

Some info…

Desktop-PC+Firefox = white screen of nothing.

Desktop-PC+Opera (with or without VPN enabled) = “This page isn’t working / forums.fanedit.org is currently unable to handle this request.”

iPhone+Safari (wifi and 4G) = white screen of nothing.

Desktop-PC+Chrome = Forum seems to look fine, until I try to login to my forum account. It says logging in is successful and then a white screen pops up “This page isn’t working / forums.fanedit.org is currently unable to handle this request. / HTTP ERROR 500”. After that the forum is broken because I can’t logout again (or login).

Desktop-PC+IE = Same deal as Chrome. Same error “HTTP 500”. Again, I can’t logout now, so the forum isn’t accessible for me on any browser of device.

P.S. I was already logged into Firefox, Safari and Opera prior to the error starting to happen. So this looks like some kind of login thing? Account stuck in login-limbo?)

P.P.S I can access the ifdb admin panel as normal (so far).

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#1084263
Topic
Random Thoughts
Time

I saw this post on the fanedit.org Facebook…

We’ve had a few reports of people not being able to access the forums. This doesn’t seem to be widespread

I can’t access the forums (or anything much beyond the homepage) since last night. Anyone else having the same problem? If anybody else from fanedit.org reads this who can access the forums still, could they tell somebody about the problem. Thanks.

btw I can’t access it from multiple browsers and devices.

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#1084262
Topic
Sandwich or Not?
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yhwx said:

When I first watched Seinfeld I was SHOCKED to discover Americans ate chips WITH a sandwich. It’s unnatural, unholy even. You have crisps with a sandwich. However, chips IN a sandwich is the king of sandwiches… as long as it’s in buttered white bread with Heinz tomato ketchup. Any variation on that is an abomination unto the Lord.

FYI…

Chips = Fries
Crisps = Chips
Chips =/= Crisps

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#1084181
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
Time

oojason said:

Top post mate - unlike the BBC and Sky and much of the other media, Channel 4 still give a shit about the people involved in the news they broadcast. You can see it in their selection of presenters working for the channel, their questions, their compassion, their questioning of authority/those responsible.

They don’t patronise, or silence or shush people, look down on them, set an agenda or steer them to their political bias - unlike the others.

I think the BBC coverage is great too. It’s just that they are broadcasting 24/7 on TV and on radio across multiple channels/stations, where as Channel-4 only has to put together an hour a day. It’s always going to be a more focused package.

The BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire was down there on the morning after and did some broadcasting full of compassion…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRBFMEgY4MQ

BBC Radio 5-Live’s Nihal (who used to live in the area) went down from Manchester on Thursday and was in pieces when he saw the scene…

https://player.fm/series/audioboom-1284543/nihal-overcome-with-emotion-at-grenfell-tower

He managed to composed himself somewhat for the start of his own Afternoon Edition 1pm show shortly after and gave a memorable opening speech. At one point mentioning a friend of his had said the burned out tower on the skyline looked like “the Death Star, something that does not belong in the sky”…

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08tcnnb

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#1084155
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
Time

I don’t always agree with MP David Lammy but I really got choked up with this speech from the heart, that he gave to Channel-4 News this evening, on the Grenfell fire and cuts to the welfare state…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dISZpogzV_I

Channel-4 have done a sterling job covering this tragedy. Another video interviewing rapper Akala who as always, says it like it is…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9NWK7VOLig

Real anger today directed at the local Tory council and Tory Prime Minister May, as she has seemingly tried to avoided speaking directly to the distraught residents (Something the leader of the opposition, the Mayor and The Queen have done). Protests outside Downing Street too. I hope the anger doesn’t escalate out of control. I was there on the street when the 2011 London riots started kicking off and it was scary to see.

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#1082678
Topic
Tuesday Thread
Time

A random sample of the songs in my itunes library suggests that “Tuesday” is the nightmare we all think it is…

Adam Green - Losing On A Tuesday
Cat Stevens - Tuesday’s Dead
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Tuesday’s Gone

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#1082469
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
Time

Democracy is a good thing but you can have too much of a good thing…

September 2014 - Scottish independence referendum
May 2015 - United Kingdom general election
May 2015 - United Kingdom local elections
May 2016 - Scottish Parliament election
June 2016 - United Kingdom European Union membership referendum
May 2017 - United Kingdom local elections
June 2017 - United Kingdom general election

Only joking but seriously if there is another Indie-Ref, another Brexit vote and another GE this year, I’ll be like the famous Brenda from Bristol…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6-IQAdFU3w

Never stops being funny. That lady summed up the feelings of the whole country in a few seconds.

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#1081721
Topic
Tuesday Thread
Time

Jesus is done for. Soon we all be forced to worship Tius, the god of single combat, victory and heroic glory! Even those of us that currently pray to Thor, Frige, Woden, Saturn and any other Gods of different days of the week shall be purged! AAAAAAAARRRRRGGGGGGHHHHH!!!

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