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  1. There are so many cases of injustice against African Americans I admit I don't exactly know why this one is the straw that broke the donkeys back. Perhaps it's simply because people are pent up from the covid lockdowns that have simply added yet more disparity to that which was pre-existing. That doesn't distract from the fact that Americas' overall record on race discrimination is utterly appalling whichever way you view it. It's more a wonder this doesn't happen week in week out than that it happened now. Not that the UK is exactly on the moral high ground here.
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    Alex Higgins (And Snooker)

    Not at all, if I were eloquent and patient enough I'd have said exactly the same, its the tip of that iceberg that I was responding to in the first place
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    Alex Higgins (And Snooker)

    Fundraising page? I know gambling might be considered a disease but sheesh the blokes earned and blown more money.... 'Best friend' Lineker coughed up a whole grand (euro's at that) from his 1M+ a year licence fee payer salary (pounds). Still, if you're concerned he'd just stick it on the 3:30 at Kempton Park I can see the reasoning. Don't wish the health thing on him though of course.
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    So .. What Do You Watch On TV?

    Edge of Darkness. The series not the film (barf). you can get it on a site called Daily Motion or something like that with a brief search. Unmissable even 35 years on. But you've presumably seen it. I can't imagine anyone liking chernobyl and not liking it but you never know. The Expanse is on Prime, and was mentioned by GCreptile a while ago iirc. It's sci-fi mind you, but not cowboys and indians in space like star wars or for kids like DrWho (ducks, very very, very low). Get The West Wing somehow or other unless you've already seen it. American, sure, nevertheless one of the best things ever made imo. Same The Wire, but that's drugs (at least in part) so probably a no-no besides you can't fail to know about it. The Hour, is on Prime, british, historical, about tv news people. gillian anderson in the Fall, also on prime. Prime suspect ish i suppose. The Newsroom but not sure where its on. Aaron Sorkin again, like the first 3 or so series of the west wing. Westworld is on now tv i think, sci-fi again (sort of, no spaceship malarkey), series 1 is good, s2 first half then it drifted off for me, s3 much better. only my opinion mind and guess from that anyone could chuck more of the same my way too was going to go back and format all that neatly. cba. sue me.
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    Boris Johnson

    I don't. I believe in the principle of a publicly funded broadcaster but not this shower for a long long while. You got a like anyway cause the rest is bang on my confirmation bias radar.
  6. https://www.gov.uk/driving-eyesight-rules From which: "You must be able to read (with glasses or contact lenses, if necessary) a car number plate made after 1 September 2001 from 20 metres." So Dom, find a car number plate (oh look there's one on your car) and a tape measure (or pace it out). Save a 30 mile trip, for which "You could be prosecuted if you drive without meeting the standards of vision for driving." So "Let me see if I'm safe to drive 260 miles by driving 30 as a test with possibly defective vision" is actually illegal. And if you're not safe, a 30 mile version of Deathrace 2000 as a test does not cut it even if there was no fucking corona virus you utter cunt. Fuck me, much as I hate little richardjohn: you couldn't make it up.
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    Boris Johnson

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    Doctor Who

    Long overdue thread for Time Lords discussion. It really shouldn't be overdue, lets face it, if one can time travel that ought not to happen. ETA: Don't get me wrong I was a huge fan of Asimov and Clarke as a teenager and am still quite fond of Ronald D Moores' reboot of Battlestar Galactica, at least until it got stupidly spiritual/religious towards the end, not to mention Stagate SG1 which is an absolute riot in places. It's just that as an adult I never got Dr Who. Maybe I should have, but it is what it is.
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    Notable Coronavirus Victims

    Or school. "chose" ?
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    Notable Coronavirus Victims

    I did consider it might be something like that, but couldn't place it. Thanks.
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    Notable Coronavirus Victims

    The thought occurs that although your listed interest has been unchanged for absolutely ages msc, it is suddenly an order of magnitude more apt.
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    Bands at The Great Gig in the Sky

    Mrs Bazaar, you have a forthrightness only matched by some of the more in your face stand up comedians as a rule. But that's a standout quality image even in that company. Eugh and Kudos in equal measure.
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    Political Frailty

    Justice James Robertson Justice. "M'lud with the deepest respect one is surely extracting the Michael?"
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    Irate Visitors Rage Here, If You Must.

    And some are 15 years behind the times.
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    Notable Coronavirus Victims

    Best GUN, you'll be good mate. I've liked your post, but you know what I mean. Sad doesn't seem right somehow? Maybe that's just me?
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    Coronavirus death toll 2020

    So you added your own
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    The Nothing Lasts Forever Sweepstake

    hm. zero deaths attributable or reported? I have a feeling that by the time we are on the downside of this, getting any sort of accurate reporting is unlikely? Once it's down to a trickle (relatively) where are we going to get the information? Can't see them being reported daily if down to single figures longer than a month or so. So, 1st June as the first day none are reported, even if sometime later they are attributed. And I've confused myself now too.
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    The 8th Death of 2020

    True but with a worldwide pandemic the like of which hasn't been seen for 100 years and that has just put our PM in intensive care, plus pretty much all of the list having "underlying conditions" you're saying you require that option? Ok, I'll see your no more deaths and raise you any two on the same day and a big row and much obit checking over which was technically first and thus the 8th.
  19. No emoji to give you the finger TQR, had to settle for a grin.
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    Go on - Show Us Your Warnings.....

    It is a bit curious indeed, we bang on about death constantly, but the act that brings life....not so much please. Though obviously only the vagina part of that has much chance the other two far more hit and miss.
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    Sickest game in the world

    I may have seen a better candidate for the abbreviation tl:dr but I'm damned if i can recall it.
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    Notable Coronavirus Victims

    Aye, Carly Simon
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    Notable Coronavirus Victims

    Oh but we do. Our Deathers is a fucking institution. Nobody does it better.
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    Queen Elizabeth II

    And no time soon are 3 unused palaces going to be used as temporary hospitals. I mean, they are bound to be a good bit cleaner than your average hospital what with all the cleaning staff. A footman as a hospital porter... Don't get me wrong I think Liz does a fantastic job and had zero choice about her life, but the whole thing in principle is anachronistic. We need Charlie "Covid? I laugh it off" boy, get a republic soon enough.
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    Coronavirus death toll 2020

    Because your predictions up to this point have been bang on?

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