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  1. Vicious Obituary Pulled

    Ouch! This scathing obituary has been removed and left some controversy in its wake. Do you think obituaries like this should be published? Should family members be allowed to portray you as they saw you, brutal and cutting to the bone as it may be? Or should obituaries show more respect and...

    Started by tabby, 09-12-2013 08:39 AM
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    10-07-2013 05:34 AM Go to last post
  2. If You Were Committed To A Psychiatric Institution ...

    ... unsure if you’d ever return to the life you knew before, what would you take with you? We know almost nothing about the human mind and about what causes a person to become “insane.” But we know why people murder, rape and abuse people including young children. So why are so called...

    Started by jones jones, 10-02-2013 12:58 PM
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    10-05-2013 03:06 PM Go to last post
  3. The Punishment No Longer Fits The Crime.

    Watched Sky news this morning and was kinda shocked to hear that in the UK one out of seven crimes are now committed by earthlings who have already served time. Also a jeweller in Nice has been charged with murder for shooting a robber in the back. And here was me thinking that this was a...

    Started by jones jones, 09-16-2013 11:30 AM
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    09-20-2013 02:21 AM Go to last post
  4. Jailed for bar insult

    HARARE - A Zimbabwean man has been jailed for three months for comparing a fellow bar-goer to President Robert Mugabe's anus, his lawyer said on Monday. (http://news.howzit.msn.com/zimbabwe-man-jailed-for-mugabe-bar-insult-1) The prisons would be full over here wouldn't they ? Speaking to...

    Started by Bruv, 02-16-2013 03:18 PM
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    08-09-2013 07:52 AM Go to last post
  5. Truth? Poverty in Britain.

    Poverty and soup lines is not something I normally think of when it comes to England. Is this trend happening, how much truth to this story? Poverty Problems: Brits turn to food banks amid austerity & economic downturn - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GuDjvsoTV0I)

    Started by Scrat, 07-07-2013 08:50 AM
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    07-07-2013 12:26 PM Go to last post
  6. Thanks for our freedoms

    Russia's lower house of parliament, the Duma, has passed a law imposing heavy fines for providing information about homosexuality to people under 18 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-22862210) Some of the world is going forward, the rest is going backward. It is hard to...

    Started by Bruv, 06-12-2013 08:15 AM
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    06-15-2013 10:52 AM Go to last post
  7. Is America controlling the weather?

    I had the TV on one night a few weeks ago and a documentary started with ' Is the USA Military controlling the weather'? My first thought was ' I've heard It all now' but as the doc went on, It became quite Interesting. Now we have had a spat of devastating tornado's etc In the USA. HAARP...

    Started by Oscar Namechange, 06-12-2013 04:30 PM
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    06-13-2013 01:04 PM Go to last post
  8. White flight ?

    I was born a Londoner, just. My birth was in Eltham at the then extreme edge of South East London, the town that gave us the Stephen Lawrence murder, I don't ever remember it as being a racist area, although people since have told me it was and still is.It is most definitely more racially diverse...

    Started by Bruv, 06-04-2013 05:29 AM
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    06-05-2013 03:19 PM Go to last post
  9. Ahso May Have A Point

    Back when Ahso was Rjwould he would occasionally deride competition. It seems that when it comes to education, he may have a point: What Americans Keep Ignoring About Finland's School Success - Anu Partanen - The Atlantic...

    Started by Accountable, 04-26-2013 06:12 AM
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    05-06-2013 09:56 AM Go to last post
  10. What Does "Equal Pay for Equal Work" Mean?

    "In America everybody is of the opinion that he has no social superiors, since all men are equal, but he does not admit that he has no social inferiors, for, from the time of Jefferson onward, the doctrine that all men are equal applies only upwards, not downwards." ~ Bertrand Russell Well,...

    Started by scholle-kid, 03-29-2009 09:16 PM
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    05-03-2013 12:30 AM Go to last post
  11. Labour forced to apologise on Female Genital Mutilation Issue...

    Female genital mutilation is yesterday’s problem, says councillor - UK - News - London Evening Standard (http://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/female-genital-mutilation-is-yesterdays-problem-says-councillor-8584208.html) What planet Is he on ? How dare he even suggest that this Is no longer...

    Started by Oscar Namechange, 04-26-2013 10:04 AM
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    04-29-2013 12:00 PM Go to last post
  12. Max Clifford charged with 11 counts of Indecent Assault...

    Max Clifford charged with 11 counts of indecent assault | BreakingNews.ie (http://www.breakingnews.ie/world/max-clifford-charged-with-11-counts-of-indecent-assault-592632.html) OMG :-2:-2:-2

    Started by Oscar Namechange, 04-26-2013 11:35 AM
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    04-27-2013 05:18 PM Go to last post
  13. If "Heterophobia" Were Real

    Pretty powerful: With "The New Normal" and other TV shows depicting homosexual couples, is bullying homosexual kids still so big an issue? The kids at my high school are very accepting of each other's lifestyles. Is my school's culture an anomaly?

    Started by Accountable, 04-25-2013 03:53 AM
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    04-26-2013 02:32 AM Go to last post
  14. kim jong-un is a wrong-un the AA grumpy column

    good afternoon an early one today as im off to the chippy tonight (eating ? ED ) no working (i didnt think you worked grumps ED) look out the editors having a witty day anyway im addressing the FG members out there not you. but on a serious note north korea has been dominating the world news...

    Started by the grumps, 04-19-2013 05:44 AM
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  15. What Do You Do?

    This is quite a pickle. There was a contract with these people, they put in the time and served their community. What do you do when times change and the cost of honoring said agreements becomes debilitating to the community? Lavish medical benefits for retirees imperil budgets | Local News |...

    Started by Scrat, 04-08-2013 06:38 AM
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    04-08-2013 07:37 PM Go to last post
  16. 30.000 A Year.

    That's how many people die on the roads of Russia. Between bad roads, weather an almost complete disdain for the rules of the road and in some cases downright stupidity you get figures like that. This video is graphic, not bloody but still disturbing. It's a rescue operation. Someone had a...

    Started by Scrat, 04-01-2013 07:49 PM
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  17. Is the UK a country of whiners ?

    We've had a few threads lately about bankers, welfare reforms etc etc and It got me thinking. Coupled with having to listen to people whining today that British Gas have dared to make a profit. Seriously... what ever happened to the old saying " There's always someone worse off than you". ...

    Started by Oscar Namechange, 02-28-2013 04:07 PM
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  18. Discrimination law for obese people ????

    Obese woman claiming £227 a week in benefits says a discrimination law should be brought in so she can get a job | Mail Online (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2285321/Obese-woman-claiming-227-week-benefits-says-discrimination-law-brought-job.html) I don't think so. Surely any...

    Started by Oscar Namechange, 02-27-2013 11:06 AM
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    03-01-2013 03:38 PM Go to last post
  19. Medical costs in the U.S. - Time Magazine

    There is a totally hair-raising, hackle-raising article in this issue of Time magazine concerning the cost of health care in the U.S. Apparently, we have been preoccupied with who should pay for the outrageous costs without asking the basic question, "Why are the costs so bad?" Example: A...

    Started by Saint_, 02-26-2013 09:10 AM
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    03-01-2013 01:12 PM Go to last post
  20. The 20% tip diners are forced to pay

    The 20% tip diners are forced to pay: Top hotelier speaks out against 'daylight robbery' service charge | Mail Online (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2283179/The-20-tip-diners-forced-pay-Top-hotelier-speaks-daylight-robbery-service-charge.html) Don't know about you I've been out with a...

    Started by gmc, 02-23-2013 12:33 PM
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    02-28-2013 01:20 PM Go to last post

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