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    hapax legomenon got a reaction from satch in F1 Hamilton, jumped up little pr**k   
    Rather convenient as his political opinions would not be well received there, plus he can avoid difficult conversations regarding modern day slavery and the Middle East
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    hapax legomenon got a reaction from Frank Hovis in Why are the So-Called BBC such arseholes?   
    Response to my complaint about Sopel and Alligiah chuckling over Trump 'conceding' eventually
     
     
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    hapax legomenon reacted to JoeDavola in Christmas presents. Ball ache.   
    So my brother just called over, with three huge bags.
    In the bags he has a total of 25 boxes.
    He has created in effect the world's largest advent calendar, buying me 25 gifts, one for each day of December leading up to Christmas. Sounds like it took him about 10 hours to put the whole thing together, sourcing the boxes and labels on ebay, buying the gifts (a spreadsheet was involved to track/organize it all), then building the boxes and putting the labels on ect...
    He did the same thing for my parents too.
    It's a lovely thing to do, and I'm touched, and I'd never have thought about doing such a thing, but it would appear that the Christmas present ballache is back on after me just wanting to not have to bother with all that!
     
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    hapax legomenon reacted to UmBongo in Christmas presents. Ball ache.   
    Around 25 years ago deciding what to buy my family was stressful, I had to procure 8 or 9 presents. I used to study the Argos catalogues and Boots Christmas catalogues, etc quite closely for presents that may suit. It wasn't so much the expense but rather what to buy. 
    My present buying obligations have dwindled over the years. My neices and nephew have grown up, both my parents have passed on and I've fallen out with one of my sisters, leaving just my eldest sister to buy for. I'll probably get her a big bottle of Smirnoff Vodka. She might give me a large size version of the shirt she bought me last Christmas that I tried on but was a medium that was too tight!  she probably thought I have forgotten. 
    No plans as to what I'll be doing on Christmas day, what with losing my dad in the summer and the rules about family gatherings during the kung flu pandemic. I'm quite happy just to stay at home with a Turkey and cranberry 'TV Dinner' and a copious amount of alcohol.  Hopefully ITV3 will be running a load of 'Carry On' films like last year. 
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    hapax legomenon got a reaction from The Masked Tulip in F1 Hamilton, jumped up little pr**k   
    Rather convenient as his political opinions would not be well received there, plus he can avoid difficult conversations regarding modern day slavery and the Middle East
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    hapax legomenon reacted to spygirl in Why are the So-Called BBC such arseholes?   
    Theres even a few articles on police shooting people.
    Not seen any BLM mind.
    My standard response for each time someone like  Ruth Banda Chitiya starts banging on about diversity and shit like that, is to find which shithole they are from, then go a google for the local news paper or, better, some recent photos of a market or busy city streets.
    I then have a look at the piccies to see how diverse these countries are.
    Do you know what?
    I never see a white, yellow or brown person.
     
     
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    hapax legomenon reacted to wherebee in Recruitment stateside   
    Never apologise, always double down, avoid debt, minimise spending that will expose you to debt.
     
    That's the new normal.
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    hapax legomenon reacted to Bkkandrew in The Presidential Election, Trump-Biden   
    I forgot to mention an odd thing that happened about two weeks ago.
    I was waiting for a meeting and having a coffee in the Riverside Eric Kaiser and it was empty apart from an American on the phone.
    His conversation was with someone back home who had clearly witnessed fraud at the election. The guy here was imploring him to report it, telling him it was his/her duty, etc., etc.
    Make of that what you will.
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    hapax legomenon got a reaction from One percent in Why are the So-Called BBC such arseholes?   
    Response to my complaint about Sopel and Alligiah chuckling over Trump 'conceding' eventually
     
     
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    hapax legomenon got a reaction from Van Lady in Why are the So-Called BBC such arseholes?   
    Response to my complaint about Sopel and Alligiah chuckling over Trump 'conceding' eventually
     
     
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    hapax legomenon got a reaction from The Idiocrat in Why are the So-Called BBC such arseholes?   
    Response to my complaint about Sopel and Alligiah chuckling over Trump 'conceding' eventually
     
     
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    hapax legomenon got a reaction from Heart's Ease in Why are the So-Called BBC such arseholes?   
    Response to my complaint about Sopel and Alligiah chuckling over Trump 'conceding' eventually
     
     
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    hapax legomenon got a reaction from maynardgravy in Why are the So-Called BBC such arseholes?   
    Response to my complaint about Sopel and Alligiah chuckling over Trump 'conceding' eventually
     
     
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    hapax legomenon reacted to One percent in Why are the So-Called BBC such arseholes?   
    Fine. Make sure that each and every book published has an efnic main character. Then stand back and watch the sale of books fall off a cliff and publishers go to the wall.  
     
    it’s not like the bbc. People choose whether to purchase a book.  
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    hapax legomenon reacted to Austin Allegro in The Presidential Election, Trump-Biden   
    He's pretty much how I imagine almost everyone on this site to look. Late middle-aged balding white man wearing a cardigan and sitting in a home office. And I include myself in that demographic.
     
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    hapax legomenon reacted to Funn3r in The Presidential Election, Trump-Biden   
    Mr. XYY I am seriously disappointed that you have let us down, and let yourself down, by posting this juvenile attempt at humour.
    This thread is reserved for the discussion of very serious and very grave matters, such as dog socks and whether the moon is a mind-control amplifier. You really should not keep lowering the tone like this. It's not big and it's not clever.
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    hapax legomenon reacted to eight in The Presidential Election, Trump-Biden   
    Is it too late to say I'm sorry?
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    hapax legomenon reacted to Bedrag Justesen in The Presidential Election, Trump-Biden   
    BBC News impressed Prisoner-elect Biden has chosen an all female press team.
    A stark contrast to famously misogynist former President, DonaldTrump.
    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-election-2020/trump-news-live-biden-twitter-election-fox-b1763755.html
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    hapax legomenon reacted to xyz in The Presidential Election, Trump-Biden   
    Apparently the Dominion servers have crashed during the recount in Georgia, which is strange as it was a hand recount and finished about a week ago:
     
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    hapax legomenon reacted to Miner Willy in Mossad again I suppose.   
    My two cents, and apolgies for the long essay...
    Israel will do what ever it feels it has too to ensure it's survival, including assassinations and sabotage in neighbouring states. However, to my mind the the focus on Israel distracts from a larger power play going on in the middle east. As the US pulls back we are seeing three competing power blocks emerge:
    (i) The Arab States - They are largely for the status quo (minus Qatar). Current hegemon in the region and backed by western firepower. They control ther lions share of the gulf oil and as a result have the most powerful economies. They also control Mecca, Medina and the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem giving them control of the primary religious sites in the islamic world.  I see their cosying up to Israel as circling the wagons in anticipation of greater threats. The main players in this group are the Saudi's, UAE and Egypt.
    (ii) Iran - A rising power and really a civilization state. The Persian Empire has been the hegemonic power of the region for a significant amount of recorded history. Iran is flexing its muscles westwards towards the mediterranean in Syria and Lebanon and in the Arabian peninsula with the aim of squeezing the Arab States and Israel as a bonus. Saudi is the real goal here however. The only thing standing in the way of Iran and the Saudi oilfields (populated by Shias) is the US military.
    (iii) Turkey - The other rising power of the region and like Iran has been the hegemonic power of the region. Until recently the Ottoman empire controlled the whole middle east for several hundreds of years. The Ottoman Empire conquered the Arab Caliphs, declared itself the Caliphate and became very powerful. Erdogan is on a quest to revive the Ottoman Empire. He has created a Turkey-Muslim Brotherhood axis with Qatar and got an early victory in getting Morsi elected in Egypt (since overthrown with Saudi/UAE help).
    Turkey is keen to flex it muscle abroad and has been actively pushing against the Arab states in Syria and Libya, particulalry Egypt and the UAE, with whom relations are at an all time low. They have wrested control of the Sunni jihadists in Syria and and now deploy them as a displosable shadow army (taking a cue from the Russians). They are also increasingly active in the horn of Africa and central Asia. Their recent drone decimation of the Armenian Army has shown that they are a serious player.
    The real goal is to control the gulf oil and gas fields and to control Mecca. Jerusalam is an added bonus, but control Mecca and you have a huge amount of sway over the rest of the muslim world. To this end Israel is something of a sideshow.
    Interesting Turkey and Iran have not clashed to any degree yet (even in Syria). This may change in the future if they compete for dominance in the same spheres of influence.
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    hapax legomenon reacted to Frank Hovis in Fallen out of love with modern professional football   
    Lucky to get nil.
    I've always rated Tisdale.
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    hapax legomenon reacted to Whowhywhen? in Electric garage door, fucking hell...   
    This is the PCB - look for a short between pins 4 and 5...
     

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    hapax legomenon reacted to Whowhywhen? in Electric garage door, fucking hell...   
    Mine plays up like this sometimes when there have been a few days of rain followed by a clear, warm morning.  The problem is a heavy Jew condensing on the PCB. 
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