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    @purple wyrm
    Oh shitting hell, I've got so much rage at that kind of dedicated fucking stupidity

    Oh wait I've found some more, it seems that UK MP's think they deserve a pay rise that's at least 31% higher than nearly everybody else
    • CommentTimeJan 10th 2013
    @ Purple wyrm

    Some of the comments were pretty encouraging, especially the ones from people who'd had measles and thought the author was nuts. Assuming it makes it through the filter I posted my own comment about the book's "that which does not kill my child makes him stronger" ideas had encouraged my to sodomize my (non-existent) eight year to build his mental toughness.
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    @johnjones - yeah, it got a bit better towards the end of the thread. Even better, the book has now been pulled from sale.
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    • CommentTimeJan 11th 2013
    "I think Martin Luther King, Jr. would agree with me..."

    • CommentAuthorArgos
    • CommentTimeJan 11th 2013
    • CommentAuthorStefanJ
    • CommentTimeJan 11th 2013
    Oooh! Hey! I know.

    Let's encourage the descendents of slaves to sue southern states and descendents of plantation owners for depriving them of their Second Amendment rights for hundreds of years!
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    "I think Martin Luther King, Jr. would agree with me..."

    Oh sweet irony...
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    @Greasemonkey - they had Edwina Currie (batshit Tory former health minister) on BBC News being asked if, in hindsight, putting him in a position of responsibility in relation to Broadmoor (a top security mental hospital) might have been a bad idea. If I was the interviewer, I think my urge to scream 'WHAT THE FUCK WERE YOU THINKING?' would have been too strong...
    • CommentTimeJan 12th 2013
    "I think Martin Luther King, Jr. would agree with me..."

    As I recall, Dr. King was a gun owner.
    • CommentTimeJan 12th 2013
    My hometown has its own Batman now:
    Petaluma Batman helps patrol downtown streets
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    @JP: yeah, I caught that. Especially inexplicable given that Jimmy Savile's kiddy-fiddling wasn't much of a secret at the higher levels of society.
    • CommentAuthorWood
    • CommentTimeJan 13th 2013
    On couchsurfing with the Taliban
    Nenad is a 29-year-old self-described “couchsurfing drifter” who recently completed a five-month, 25,000km hitchhiking odyssey from his home in Serbia to China. An official Couchsurfing Ambassador, he has hosted 182 guests and surfed 253 couches on three continents. On his recent trip across Asia, he was detained twice on suspicion of being a terrorist. He is also a really friendly guy. This is his story.

    This guy is my new hero.
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    The Northern Territory never fails to disappoint...

    Senator suggests using rum to catch fugitive pigs

    Northern Territory Senator Nigel Scullion says the key to capturing a band of rogue pigs on the loose in Darwin is to get them drunk.
    • CommentAuthorWood
    • CommentTimeJan 13th 2013
    In the meantimes, Glenn Beck is planning a community of his own :
    On his program last night, Beck revealed that his intention to "go Galt" is quite literal, unveiling grandiose plans to create an entirely self-sustaining community called Independence Park that will provide its own food and energy, produce television and film content, host research and development, serve as a marketplace for products and ideas, while also housing a theme park and serving as a residential community.

    At the center -- in the middle of the lake that is itself larger than all of Disney Land - Beck (with the help of David Barton) will create a massive "national archive"/learning center where people can send their children to be "deprogrammed" and elected officials can come to learn "the truth."
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    @Wood: Yes, Nenad managed something quite amazing. Kind of. He also happened to be a white male with dark hair, affording him some serious privilege. Though I'm sure the laid back personality and Eastern European background helped, what made that trip possible was that a)he was male, and b)he could pass as a local in most of Central Asia. Add that to the fact that guests are treated with the highest honor in the Old World... I know I'm being a huge downer here, but what he did wasn't as special as the article is making it to be. For example, my family bumped into and had lunch with a Swiss guy in the Swat Valley who was doing just about the same thing, in the year 2000.
    • CommentAuthorWood
    • CommentTimeJan 14th 2013
    Colin Powell: GOP Holds 'Dark Vein Of Intolerance'
    In an appearance on NBC's "Meet The Press," Powell noted that there is a "dark vein of intolerance in some parts of the party."
    "What do I mean by that?," he explained. "What I mean by that is they still sort of look down on minorities."
    • CommentAuthorroadscum
    • CommentTimeJan 14th 2013
    He escaped on a stolen bulldozer, which he drove down the middle of a motorway...
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    @roadscum: This is also posted on Around The Net.. and the story is from 2010.