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  1. Lobbyists 4 Good

    It is a constant refrain of many politicians that they are for the people, not the special interests and lobbyists in Washington. Truth is everybody has special interests they favor, just don't call it that. Seems somebody figured out on how to capitalized on that. Lobbyists 4 Good...

    Started by tude dog, 01-19-2019 01:02 PM
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    01-20-2019 04:59 PM Go to last post
  2. Helsinki Summit

    Too important not to have a thread of its own. Now my understanding is that not only are 12 Russians indicted but US intelligence services are currently warning that the Russians intend to interfere in the mid terms. If Trump goes in and complains seriously about these matters and the...

    Started by Clodhopper, 07-15-2018 01:49 PM
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  3. How lies become truth in online

    I wonder how many if any stories I bought into? Being a Facebook story would be my first alarm bell. Really I believe I know people who would pass such stuff on. ‘Nothing on this page is real’

    Started by tude dog, 11-18-2018 01:39 PM
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  4. Médecins Sans Frontières forced to stop its rescue operation off the Libyan coast I'm not sure this is a bad thing at all, because I don't think the directors of the Aquarius have been entirely honest when describing how they operated. Far from rescuing would-be migrants they've been operating a...

    Started by spot, 12-07-2018 02:15 AM
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    12-09-2018 02:20 PM Go to last post
  5. Nancy Pelosi Pushes Proposal Detrimental to Progressive Ideas

    In an attempt to make it sound like the idea is a progressive one by freezing taxes paid by low earners, it is actually a very bad idea that handcuffs progressive initiative. Some might say that It would appear Nancy Pelosi is doing her job at pleasing her corporate contributors by bssically...

    Started by Ahso!, 11-28-2018 12:41 AM
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    11-29-2018 09:59 AM Go to last post
  6. Stan Lee, RIP

    For me he was a great introduction to literature. Comics Legend Stan Lee Dies (

    Started by tude dog, 11-13-2018 06:05 PM
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    11-15-2018 10:26 AM Go to last post
  7. Trump Played Central Role in Hush Payoffs

    I'm shocked, just shocked! WSJ (

    Started by tude dog, 11-09-2018 02:42 PM
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    11-09-2018 06:24 PM Go to last post
  8. US Food Safety regulations...

    Although I'm avoiding Brexit in particular and the news in general at the moment it's actually quite difficult to do and I saw an article which claimed that under US Food Safety regs there are permitted amounts of maggots, rat hair, faeces and mould that are allowed. As far as I am aware, EU regs...

    Started by Clodhopper, 10-17-2018 05:10 AM
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    10-23-2018 05:32 PM Go to last post
  9. Free labor

    It started way back in the 70's with self-serve gasoline pumps. A few days ago went to pick up my wife at the airport. I left way early and on the way stopped at a Walmart to pick up some fried chicken pieces to take and eat at the airport. I had to scan bag and enter my money into a...

    Started by tude dog, 10-04-2018 01:14 PM
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    10-15-2018 06:51 AM Go to last post
  10. The Kathryn Spirit

    The godforsaken idiocy off Beauharnois is finally disposed of (, after nearly a decade of self-inflicted nonsense preventing its rapid dismantling. The Kathryn Spirit was beached there for dismantling...

    Started by spot, 10-13-2018 01:57 AM
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    10-13-2018 08:21 AM Go to last post
  11. Things that confuse me

    This Civil Partnership thing. For those not watching, the UK has legalized different-sex civil partnerships. One male and one female, both having reached the age of consent, may now enter into a civil partnership. What no news site has yet said is whether they can do this if either partner is...

    Started by spot, 10-05-2018 11:05 AM
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    10-10-2018 06:33 AM Go to last post
  12. Louisiana Privatizing Education

    What do you think? Louisiana's bold bid to privatize schools | Reuters (

    Started by Ahso!, 06-04-2012 03:15 AM
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    09-23-2018 03:53 PM Go to last post
  13. Chaotic start - to supreme court hearing

    OK, it is obvious that the Democratic Party is suffering some kind of seizure over the nomination of a Supreme Court Justice. The fear is this particular nominee has shown a tendency to respect the text of the Constitution. Bad news for those who are used to using the courts to legislate when they...

    Started by tude dog, 09-05-2018 06:06 PM
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    09-17-2018 12:15 AM Go to last post
  14. Bad vibration

    I have a vibration problem. It's been going on for almost 3 years now and is costing me sleep by the ...gallon? ...ton? ...sheepload? Almost no-one else is affected at all, but at its worst I was getting no sleep or less than 4 hours every night and is a large part of why I wasn't posting here...

    Started by Clodhopper, 06-24-2017 04:18 AM
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  15. May in Europe: Nobody move or the ****** gets it. That's pretty much what the Brexit threat to leave the EU without a deal really is, especially after the EU/Japanese deal and the deal Germany has made with China. ...I doubt the EU will be fooled. edit: It's also a moment of comic genius. :)

    Started by Clodhopper, 07-23-2018 07:02 AM
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    07-23-2018 07:02 AM Go to last post
  16. The Trump visit might be more interesting than we thought...

    This is not a joke, this is real, as far as I'm aware: Now, it still has to be passed to fly by the Met Police and the local flying control, neither of which are noted for their sense of humour so there's a good chance that it won't get...

    Started by Clodhopper, 07-05-2018 03:46 PM
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    07-23-2018 05:43 AM Go to last post
  17. Riots in N Ireland

    I hope this is an unnecessary thread that slides swiftly down the list and off the actives. Unfortunately there has been a week of youths throwing petrol bombs at night in Republican areas. It is undoubtedly being driven by extremists and even someone like Gerry Adams has been targeted (he now...

    Started by Clodhopper, 07-14-2018 04:47 AM
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    07-15-2018 02:38 PM Go to last post
  18. Brexit makes us poorer

    According to the Governor of the Bank of England as a result of the brexit vote every household in the UK is NOW £900 worse off as a result of the brexit vote than we would have been had we not been so ****ing stupid. I'd like to thank and congratulate every brexiter on their contribution to our...

    Started by Clodhopper, 05-22-2018 01:52 PM
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    07-10-2018 03:00 PM Go to last post
  19. Met Sir Edward Davey, MP.

    One of my lodgers has been really badly messed around by the benefits system, a situation that I have been involved with since October but which got serious much earlier, August at least. It's the usual tale of lost paperwork, left hand not knowing what the right is doing and bureaucratic...

    Started by Clodhopper, 05-30-2018 04:26 AM
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    07-04-2018 03:20 AM Go to last post
  20. Murders and more

    We live in a big county. It is unfair to define us simply by some simple arithmetic. WHERE KILLINGS GO UNSOLVED (

    Started by tude dog, 06-06-2018 05:17 PM
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    06-09-2018 03:49 PM Go to last post

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