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On 28/07/2020 at 23:36, KenjiOgiwara said:

I've been peppersprayed once or twice and been chopping my share of chili. And I think water is pretty useless here. From my recollection of being peppersprayed, it had no positive effect with water. In fact it kinda made it worse. 

And I think it's because the burning sensation is technically an oil. So it's unpolar as opposed to water that's polar. So in theory you should use some shampoo or something before you rinse. 

im the same, nantes away when the French police decided to cover us with their euro 2016 surplus pepper spray, got a face full, the cop sprayed me then another one sat me down and gave me some eye drops, I ended up back in a bar and spent 10 minutes trying to wash my face, went back to the hotel and spent 30 mins in the shower...it doesn't work, was only the next day when I saw my white under armour away shirt was now yellow that I realised that it is oil based and really hard to get off

few days later I've got a nasty burn in my elbow joint from where I'd tried to wipe it off and half my face peeled off, got a hard to see bit of scarring on my chin from it, the inside of my ear peeled off which was **** horrible

its hard to describe it too but it stinks

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12 hours ago, mjmooney said:

The Brexit referendum, the last general election, and now the response to the pandemic have radically changed my opinion. One of the favourite accusations of right wing gammons on FB et al is: "You obviously hate this country". 

I would once have denied it, but now? Yes. Yes, I do. 

Ditched the mega vitriolic agreement with this I drafted last night. Here's a tempered one.

The folks that voted Tory/Brexit are staring into the abyss of stupidity they created.

Posted the other day in my usual style (ie you've been had by the Tory filth), in a 2000 strong skinhead FB group that was chatting about the rise of China.

Expected a barrage of abuse.

No responses, one reply, he thought Boris was doing ok :crylaugh:

Basically the silence was deafening. 

We're mostly just hearing the hardcore deluded Daily Mail Island types now. The more moderate right wing are watching horrified, in stunned silence.

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I was playing Grand Theft Auto the other night and they have some great radio programmes for when you’re driving around. One was hilariously accurate, it was some right wing nutter who’d called in to say how pleased he was that foreigners no longer wanted to live in America. All it took was for them to destroy the country to make it so unappealing but it was worth it to stop them coming.

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Booked  a hire car for my trip to Iceland next month   , website said we take your credit card details but don't take the money until the day  .

of course, they took the money in full  and then this morning emailed me to say they've gone out of business and I need to take it up with my credit card about getting the money back 

 

it will be a section 75 job so not unduly worried , but what a bunch of unscrupulous rocket polishers

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6 minutes ago, tonyh29 said:

Booked  a hire car for my trip to Iceland next month   , website said we take your credit card details but don't take the money until the day  .

of course, they took the money in full  and then this morning emailed me to say they've gone out of business and I need to take it up with my credit card about getting the money back

it will be a section 75 job so not unduly worried , but what a bunch of unscrupulous rocket polishers

Wow, that is a **** scandalous and brazen cheek. Has to be illegal too given they knew they were effectively stealing with the knowledge you were never getting the services. Definitely one that should absolutely piss you off.

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15 hours ago, mjmooney said:

Up until a few years ago, I sincerely believed that: 

(a) Most people are fundamentally decent 

and 

(b) The internet and social media were more mostly a good thing.

The Brexit referendum, the last general election, and now the response to the pandemic have radically changed my opinion. One of the favourite accusations of right wing gammons on FB et al is: "You obviously hate this country". 

I would once have denied it, but now? Yes. Yes, I do. 

And the ultimate irony is, of course, that the people they’re accusing of hating their country are usually the ones with the country’s best interests at heart. 
 

People who want to remain in the EU and who want to do what they can to help stop Covid spreading aren’t doing it for themselves.

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I've spent a good part of pandemic times trying to improve the performance of our new Voice Recognition cab ordering thingymabob

It's a bit baffling, there's no manual and the results are a bit hit and miss. The bloke who developed it is an Aussie with zero attention span

You change one thing using one tool and it can have positive or negative consequences that you didn't consider.

I had been concentrating on a few neighbouring suburbs called Netherton, Sefton and Litherland that were under using the service in comparison to others.

I identified a few issues but there was still something I couldn't put my finger on causing a great deal of failures

Today, I get this EUREKA moment whilst looking at the( only developed this week) failure logs, it was stripping out ON, FOR and THE from the middle of words. Those three things will have a HUGE impact on Liverpool Suburb names

Netherton was in the logs as Nert, no wonder it didn't fricking like it, Sefton was Seft, Walton was Walt, Allerton was Allert .... they aren't the only ones. I found all three words in a list of excluded phrases (which I'd never used - came on install) and removed them.

I'm literally telling the boss whilst I'm seeing if I can spot any increase on VR bookings and....

The fricking internet goes off for and hour and a half

It comes back on... ten minutes later we get a power cut

Talk about pissing on my latest moment of triumph

My boss has buggered off somewhere now

 

ANd now my Stylus is worn out... so I'm down to streaming and CDs

 

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I have been a unicef member for years. Dunno what it's called in English, but I give x amounts of money every month as a kind of sub thing. 

Guess you have the same thing for a lot of organisations, I've got some experience from amnesty, red cross etc. Anyway I digress, the last couple of years they have contacted me and my family that "we know you give x, but now we need you to give y, cause this many children aren't getting help". 

That shit just pisses me off. Trying to guilt those already giving to give more instead of approaching new members. 

Worst bit is that they don't see they lose funding this way. And when they go after old people that way. Absolute bastards. 

Think I've whinged about that before here so I'll stop now. 

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The thing that pisses me off about donating to Unicef is that I know the majority of the money goes on providing emergency aid to people whose lives have been destroyed by bombs made in this country.

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On 30/07/2020 at 11:52, Genie said:

I was playing Grand Theft Auto the other night and they have some great radio programmes for when you’re driving around. One was hilariously accurate, it was some right wing nutter who’d called in to say how pleased he was that foreigners no longer wanted to live in America. All it took was for them to destroy the country to make it so unappealing but it was worth it to stop them coming.

On Vice City there was a talk-radio show with a character called Shrub who was a perfect parody of a certain type of Republican; despite the name, not so much of George W Bush (it didn't have the yee-haw down-home mannerisms) but of someone like Duncan Hunter.

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18 minutes ago, HanoiVillan said:

The thing that pisses me off about donating to Unicef is that I know the majority of the money goes on providing emergency aid to people whose lives have been destroyed by bombs made in this country.

Ah, but if we weren’t selling them our good bombs and bombing training, they’d still be buying bombs but they’d be bad bombs with poor bombing training.

You have to think of the whole picture.

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9 minutes ago, chrisp65 said:

Ah, but if we weren’t selling them our good bombs and bombing training, they’d still be buying bombs but they’d be bad bombs with poor bombing training.

You have to think of the whole picture.

Silly me.

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Just had a walk to the post office where I overheard a conversation where this woman on a mobility scooter basically (drunk) drove up to this bench that had 2 blokes drinking Stella ( on a bit of a session by the looks of things)  , on it  , and offered them a  threesome  ( I kinda lingered around, so I could hear the entire conversation , as you do ) .

 

Belongs in this thread  ,  cause on the way back from the Post Office the bench was already full  :)

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4 minutes ago, tonyh29 said:

Just had a walk to the post office where I overheard a conversation where this woman on a mobility scooter basically (drunk) drove up to this bench that had 2 blokes drinking Stella ( on a bit of a session by the looks of things)  , on it  , and offered them a  threesome  ( I kinda lingered around, so I could hear the entire conversation , as you do ) .

 

Belongs in this thread  ,  cause on the way back from the Post Office the bench was already full  :)

Where, specifically, was this please. 

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1 hour ago, tonyh29 said:

Just had a walk to the post office where I overheard a conversation where this woman on a mobility scooter basically (drunk) drove up to this bench that had 2 blokes drinking Stella ( on a bit of a session by the looks of things)  , on it  , and offered them a  threesome  ( I kinda lingered around, so I could hear the entire conversation , as you do ) .

 

Belongs in this thread  ,  cause on the way back from the Post Office the bench was already full  :)

Definitely a two man job. Those scooters weigh a ton.

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21 minutes ago, Xela said:

Definitely a two man job. Those scooters weigh a ton.

Especially after you'd drunk all that Stella 

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31 minutes ago, tonyh29 said:

Especially after you'd drunk all that Stella 

Why should the able bodied have all the fun?! 

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On 30/07/2020 at 11:40, BOF said:

I take no pleasure in being misanthropic and it's not a belief I hold in an attempt to be edgy or controversial.  I think humans as a species generally are a piece of shit.  I think fundamentally we are horrible, selfish and capable of horrendous atrocities, to the point where we're even ignoring the worst of it going on all over the world now.  "But people are capable of good too".  Yes of course they are, obviously, but decent people sometimes make the mistake of judging others by their own set of morals.  Trouble is you're in the minority.  A spectacularly small minority in the grand scheme of things.  We're a savage species not long out of the trees in an evolutionary sense.  I had a discussion once with a mate about what would happen if society went to shit, Mad Max stylee.  He genuinely believed communities would band together and help each other out, sharing resources etc.  I said if it got bad enough people would kill their neighbour for resources.  The good would soon enough be wiped out by the bad.  He was genuinely saddened by my outlook on humanity.

Life, like internet football forums is all about opinions.

Im always struck by how amazing it is that with 6/7 billion people in the world our story is far more heavily weighted towards collaboration and being civilised. For me the bad eggs are the minority and 95% of people are genuinely well meaning even if they sometimes make mistakes. The bad eggs make much better news though that’s human psychology. 

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