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      CommentAuthorsneak046
    • CommentTimeJul 27th 2013
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    The Claire Perry/David Cameron/Netmums/Tory proposed 'anti-porn' filter unsurprisingly blocks all manner of other content including but not limited to "web forums" and 'esoteric material' whatever the fuck that is:

    via Open Rights Group ''Sleepwalking Into Censorship"

    “Parental controls”

    Do you want to block

    ? pornography
    ? violent material
    ? extremist and terrorist related content
    ? anorexia and eating disorder websites
    ? suicide related websites
    ? alcohol
    ? smoking
    ? web forums
    ? esoteric material
    ? web blocking circumvention tools
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      CommentAuthorMorac
    • CommentTimeJul 27th 2013
     (11025.2)
    They must have seen Whitechapel.
    • CommentAuthorWood
    • CommentTimeJul 27th 2013
     (11025.3)
    Desmond Tutu would rather go to hell than to a homophobic heaven
    “I would not worship a God who is homophobic and that is how deeply I feel about this,” he said, by way of denouncing religions that discriminate against gays, in Agence France-Presse..

    He added, AFP reported: “I would refuse to go to a homophobic heaven. No, I would say sorry, I mean I would much rather go to the other place.”

    He made the remarks during the United Nations‘ launch of its gay-rights campaign in Cape Town.
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      CommentAuthorcurb
    • CommentTimeJul 27th 2013
     (11025.4)
    Fair play, Tutu. Fair play.
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      CommentAuthorFoamhead
    • CommentTimeJul 28th 2013 edited
     (11025.5)
    Squeaky bum time.

    • CommentAuthorWood
    • CommentTimeJul 29th 2013
     (11025.6)
    103 millions euros ($136m; £89m) worth of jewels stolen in a hotel in Cannes, French Riviera
    The figure was given by a French prosecutor. It would make the Carlton Hotel raid one of the biggest gem robberies in Europe this century.

    French police are looking for a lone suspect who broke in through French doors at the hotel wearing a mask and carrying a hand gun.

    He helped himself to diamond encrusted watches, necklaces and earrings from an exhibition being held on the ground floor of the hotel and later fled on foot.


    One. Guy. One guy just walked into the hotel, took the jewels and ran away. Can you picture that ?
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      CommentAuthorFoamhead
    • CommentTimeJul 29th 2013
     (11025.7)
    New teeth grown from urine
    Scientists have grown rudimentary teeth out of the most unlikely of sources, human urine.
    The results, published in Cell Regeneration Journal, showed that urine could be used as a source of stem cells that in turn could be grown into tiny tooth-like structures.
    The team from China hopes the technique could be developed into a way of replacing lost teeth.
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    Urea dentata. Sounds potentially very very painful. Was that research funded by Cronenberg?
    • CommentAuthorWood
    • CommentTimeJul 30th 2013
     (11025.9)
    "Yeah, I heard he went to China to get a cheap pisstooth implant"
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeJul 30th 2013
     (11025.10)
    That sounds like something a character in the background of a comic pane in Transmet might say.
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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeJul 30th 2013
     (11025.11)
    I love how it feels like every day we're getting closer to the reality of Transmetropolitan.
  2.  (11025.12)
    that is both awesome and terrifying
    • CommentAuthor256
    • CommentTimeJul 30th 2013
     (11025.13)
    Bradley Manning verdict (NYT):

    "The aiding the enemy charge was the first in the list, and [the judge] said “not guilty.” But she quickly moved into a long list of guilty findings for the bulk of the remaining charges, including six counts of violating the Espionage Act [...] that could result in a maximum sentence of 136 years."
    • CommentAuthorWood
    • CommentTimeJul 31st 2013
     (11025.14)
    How to escape from a car underwater

    Read it, you never know when you might need it.
  3.  (11025.15)
    Hitler and the Bank of England

    It was revealed this week that just three months before Britain declared war on Hitler’s Germany, in September 1939, the Bank of England sold, on behalf of the Third Reich’s central bank, gold looted from the Czechs after the Nazis occupied Prague and the Czech state in March 1939.
    The report on this was written in 1950 in an official history of the Bank of England, but was only made public this month as a heap of documents were made available digitally.
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      CommentAuthorsneak046
    • CommentTimeAug 2nd 2013
     (11025.16)
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      CommentAuthorsneak046
    • CommentTimeAug 2nd 2013 edited
     (11025.17)
    Uk border Agency 'randomly'* stopping people to demand their papers check their immigration status, and arresting those that cannot prove their right to be in UK


    Witnesses who saw the operations in London claimed the officers stopped only non-white individuals, and in Kensal Green said that when questioned, the immigration officials became aggressive.

    Phil O'Shea told the Kilburn Times: "They appeared to be stopping and questioning every non-white person, many of whom were clearly ordinary Kensal Green residents going to work. When I queried what was going on, I was threatened with arrest for obstruction .."


    ..."These so-called spot checks are not only intimidating but they are also racist and divisive. It appears from speaking to people who witnessed what happened in Kensal Green that it was only black and Asian-looking people who were asked to prove their identity. What about the white Australians and New Zealanders who may have overstayed their visas?"





    *where 'randomly' obviously means non-caucasians.
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      CommentAuthorFoamhead
    • CommentTimeAug 2nd 2013 edited
     (11025.18)
    @ sneak046: Welcome to London, where the Tory part of the Con-DemNation are so shit-scared of the UKIP factor, they've twinned the capital with Arizona.
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      CommentAuthorsneak046
    • CommentTimeAug 2nd 2013
     (11025.19)
    @foamhead - living in the Socialist Republic of the East Midlands I often look at what happens 'down there' with horror. Then I realise it's only a matter of time (or particularly strong showing by the racist parties) and we'll have exacctly the same things going on here.
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    @Foamhead @Sneak, it very much feels like we're living on a bit of a knife edge at the moment. There's definitely a spirit of '33 at the minute, we even have a scapegoated community.....