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blacks are less sophisticated.

Oct 23, 2014 - 2:37 PM - by tude dog
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It's also the case that -- well, yes, so it would, empirically more likely affect African Americans. Also, understanding within political science, that people who register to vote the closer and closer one gets to Election Day tend to be less sophisticated voters, tend to be less educated voters, tend to be voters who are less attuned to public
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alvin stardust passes away at 72 .. the AA grumpy column

Oct 23, 2014 - 12:47 PM - by AA grumpy
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hello and welcome to a rather late and rather sad AA grumpy column
with the news that 70,s glam icon alvin stardust has passed away at 72

Singer Alvin Stardust has died aged 72 after a short illness.
He had recently been diagnosed with metastatic prostate cancer and died at home with his wife and family around him, his manager said.
Born Bernard Jewry in the East End of London in 1942, his hits included My Coo Ca Choo, Jealous Mind and I Feel Like Buddy Holly.
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Dreams

Oct 23, 2014 - 11:30 AM - by theia
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Do you remember your dreams?

I had a dream last night that I remembered I'd had on a number of occasions recently. It seems to be centred around loneliness and, maybe, grief. I've been feeling emotionally "raw" for most of the day but I feel that perhaps the dreams are serving their purpose and bringing my feelings to the surface.

Do you think dreams have a purpose?
    14 Replies | 192 Views


How The Hell....

Oct 23, 2014 - 10:37 AM - by FourPart
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The most amazing part is that the driver actually survived this.

Video: Watch: Driver survives horrific crash when overtaking lorry on Belgian motorway - Telegraph

The number of times I've had motors cutting me up like this on Da Beasty, just because the most I can manage in a 40mph limit is... [Read More]
    1 Reply | 64 Views


Over-Familiarisation

Oct 22, 2014 - 3:14 PM - by Oscar Namechange
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Nothing raises my hackles as much as this.

I had another Instance tonight where I Informed a supermarket Cashier who I had never seen In my life before ' I am not, never have been nor will ever, be, ' your lovely'.

I was raised to be polite to strangers. Unless they ask me to call them by their first name, I'll call a plod ' Officer'. I call men and women Sir or Madam If I have never met them before and even If I know people In my street, I still offer Mrs or Mr.... [Read More]
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Spelling Test

Oct 22, 2014 - 8:19 AM - by Oscar Namechange
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Quizfreak - How Would You Do In A Middle School Spelling Bee?

I'm actually shocked that I got 13/13...
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some paedophiles to escape prosecution.. the AA grumpy column

Oct 21, 2014 - 11:37 AM - by AA grumpy
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hello again and its eyes down for another AA grumpy column
following on from sundays shock revalation heres another story to tell

Some paedophiles with images of child abuse will escape prosecution, the head of the National Crime Agency has said.
Keith Bristow said expecting all the estimated 50,000 people in the UK who have accessed abuse images to be brought to justice was “not realistic”.
He said police would have to focus on those who posed most risk.
... [Read More]
    4 Replies | 194 Views


World (Over)Population

Oct 21, 2014 - 12:47 AM - by Mark Aspam
MANY years ago, perhaps 25 or 30, I read the following statistic: "Out of every TWENTY people who have EVER lived, one is alive today."

This seems unbelievable at first glance, but given statistics of the growth of world population, and following those stats in reverse, I do not doubt that it was true at that time.

Now, my question is this: Does anyone know what the current stats are in this regard?

Now 1 out of 18, 15, ???
    27 Replies | 327 Views


Why China can but US can't?

Oct 20, 2014 - 4:09 PM - by katsung47
Why China can but US can't?

China sends Ebola drug to Africa, eyes clinical trials
By Adam Jourdan October 16, 2014

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A Chinese drugmaker with military ties has sent an experimental Ebola drug to Africa for use by Chinese aid workers and is planning clinical trials there to combat the
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Facebook blocked me from joining and posting to groups

Oct 20, 2014 - 2:27 PM - by jashley
Facebook blocked me from joining groups for 30 days but its been 30 days and two weeks and I am still getting the message saying I am blocked.

I am having problems joining and postingto groups on Facebook . I was blocked from joining for 30 days and it has beenmore than a month and I am stillunable to join groups or post. Why is this? I thought I should have beenunblocked by now. Also, when I log in Ikeep getting asked to verify my identity and when I do this it says you... [Read More]
    5 Replies | 212 Views


Sierra Leone

Oct 20, 2014 - 2:24 PM - by theia
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I was just watching a very sad report on the news about a little 3 year old girl who was a suspected Ebola victim. The other families in the village are now concerned about their children who played with the little girl. It made me realise what these families are going through, it's so tragic.
    21 Replies | 405 Views


Déj* vu,

Oct 20, 2014 - 1:33 PM - by Oscar Namechange
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Bill Oddie

Oct 20, 2014 - 10:53 AM - by Oscar Namechange
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Bill Oddie says large British families need to be 'contained' - Telegraph

Is he right or wrong ? Or just plain barking mad ?
    26 Replies | 286 Views


No-one ever told them they were different.

Oct 20, 2014 - 10:44 AM - by Oscar Namechange
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This Is Leo the African Lion, Baloo the Black Bear, and Shere Khan the Bengal Tiger. The threesome were rescued as babies from the basement of an Atlanta drug dealer’s home when It was raided by authorities. They were starving, traumatized, and had bacterial Infections. Since then, they were brought to Noah’s Ark Animal Sanctuary …Where they’ve lived in the same habitat together for 13 years. The only time the three were separated was when Baloo was sent to surgery. The two cats were... [Read More]
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    4 Replies | 136 Views


RIP Lynda Bellingham

Oct 20, 2014 - 12:40 AM - by theia
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Our "Oxo" mum
    6 Replies | 183 Views


And along comes yet another political party

Oct 19, 2014 - 2:38 PM - by Bruv
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The Patriotic Socialist Party

And a UKIP defection too.....HERE

Bet Farage is worried.
    8 Replies | 164 Views


Helping Wildlife

Oct 19, 2014 - 2:17 PM - by Oscar Namechange
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Seeing this picture, gave me an excuse to use up those chewed tennis balls discarded by the dogs.

We have a very small area we deliberately let overgrow, to encourage wildlife and over the years, we've built up quite an eco system.

Very simple and cheap methids can attract so much wildlife to the garden.
Broken branches and logs picked up on walks stacked In a corner or even random encourage Insects to breed which In turn encourages Insect eating birds.... [Read More]
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    4 Replies | 130 Views


TV and Radio look back

Oct 19, 2014 - 12:18 PM - by Bruv
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Find out what was on when you were born, back in the black and white world.

BBC TV and Radio
    12 Replies | 222 Views


disabled not worth the minimum wage according to lord fraud ..the AA grumpy column

Oct 19, 2014 - 5:08 AM - by AA grumpy
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good afternoon from from grumpy towers and welcome to another platefull of sweet and sour grumpy.
i was going to post this shocking revelation last night but i decided to hold it over for todays column.

just when you think the Tories couldn't be more heartless Tory minister Lord Freud shows they can.
The PM’s welfare adviser argued disabled people are “not worth” the minimum wage.
The Welfare Reform Minister later said he was “profoundly sorry” as he... [Read More]
    47 Replies | 832 Views


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