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by Jumble
Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 2896
Views: 140899

Re: Trump presidency

Whilst your symantic argument is fascinating I think you are missing the point that, for those of you who are US citizens, your president has just declared that there is a moral equivalence between advocating and opposing fascism. Although a scientist, not a historian, I understood that in 1941 the ...
by Jumble
Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 2896
Views: 140899

Re: Trump presidency

Yes. Just seen this. Interested in the concept that the left wing are 'charging up' the alt-right, presumably by not being a bunch of fascist, xenophobic racists. I'm sorry, but the president of the United States is beneath contempt.
by Jumble
Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 2896
Views: 140899

Re: Trump presidency

Trump tweets cartoon of train hitting CNN reporter then retweets someone commenting that he is a fascist. There is frankly no point in insulting or laughing at this arsehat. He does it all by himself.
by Jumble
Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 2812
Views: 312670

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Trump condemns 'evil racism' in Charlottesville . Clearly it's shameful that the president of the United States had to be forced into condemning fascist-saluting racists and KKK members (is it just me or did 400+k US citizens die defeating the fascism these 'patriots' are celebrating?) but I'm hear...
by Jumble
Mon Aug 14, 2017 5:53 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 2812
Views: 312670

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Trump condemns 'evil racism' in Charlottesville . Clearly it's shameful that the president of the United States had to be forced into condemning fascist-saluting racists and KKK members (is it just me or did 400+k US citizens die defeating the fascism these 'patriots' are celebrating?) but I'm hear...
by Jumble
Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:16 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 2896
Views: 140899

Re: Trump presidency

Incidentally I still can't post my response to the questions on my earlier post. As a representative of HMG FCO I'm happy my comments are neither politically incorrect nor inflammatory, even if POTUS may not approve. I would like to know why they won't post on what I assume to be a free speech forum.
by Jumble
Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:56 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 2896
Views: 140899

Re: Trump presidency

I know. I'm sorry. It's been a bad week. It's not like the UK can be smug about not making stupid fucking decisions. It's just that I suspect our combined collosal failure in the Middle East will haunt the west for decades to come . Having a POTUS who thinks this is a game show could not be more cat...
by Jumble
Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:11 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 2896
Views: 140899

Re: Trump presidency

I'd reply but apparently I'm not allowed to. Grateful if a moderator could explain what I need to redact.
by Jumble
Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 2896
Views: 140899

Re: Trump presidency

I'm sorry, and anyone who knows me on here knows this isn't my style, but actually what the actual fuck are you prepared to put up with in the US? I've spent 9 months trying to pacify the cluster-fuck that is your Middle East policy but that's not even the half of it. Anyone want to venture an area ...
by Jumble
Thu Jul 27, 2017 5:53 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13135
Views: 1135532

Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

I apologise sir, but I an unsighted on the interpretation of your young persons dialectic and street patois.
by Jumble
Wed Jul 26, 2017 5:41 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13135
Views: 1135532

Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

My analysis was not extensive, for which I apologise. Radio 4 claimed that 80k applied to join this season. I looked up the published application statistics for Oxford and Cambridge Universities. Oxford claimed over 19k applicants for undergraduate study in 2016. At the same time Cambridge published...
by Jumble
Wed Jul 26, 2017 5:32 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13135
Views: 1135532

Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

I'd post a reply but it won't let me!
by Jumble
Tue Jul 25, 2017 5:11 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13135
Views: 1135532

Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

TIL that last year more than twice as many young people applied to be filmed rutting on an island as applied to study at either Oxford or Cambridge Universities. TI also L that the evolution of the human race may have gone into reverse.
by Jumble
Mon Jul 10, 2017 4:36 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 2812
Views: 312670

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Cornish terrorism. Dear sad, supposedly Cornish, fuckwits of the CRA/IRA/AQ/ISIL/whatever you pathetic shits are calling yourself this week. I'm Cornish, and I'd like to stress that you've made me a little ashamed to say that. Not that ashamed as I'm pretty sure you don't represent the vast majorit...
by Jumble
Wed Jul 05, 2017 8:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 2812
Views: 312670

Re: The Darker Side of the News

U.K. Government sticks to views on public sector pay. I was listening to Radio 4 Morale Maze, which was suggesting that public sector employment was a justifiably pay constrait as: A) public service was a vocation so we glean our rewards in job satisfaction B) statistics show that it is better paid...
by Jumble
Sun Jul 02, 2017 6:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 2896
Views: 140899

Re: Trump presidency

Donald Trump posts video clip of him 'beating' CNN in wrestling . What bothers me is not so much the president of the United States promotes violence against anyone who citicises him (he's been doing that for 18 months and apparently he's still electable). It's more that he's now POTUS, and he real...
by Jumble
Tue Jun 27, 2017 7:38 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?
Replies: 6868
Views: 459262

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

And I'm assuming you meant to ask for a dog you don't own but seems happy and settled....

Spoiler:
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((Just don't tell Jumble, okay?))

Something (or someone) you need to say goodbye to but don't want to?
by Jumble
Sun Jun 25, 2017 3:25 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?
Replies: 6868
Views: 459262

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Completely on my own as I'm waiting for friends to drop the dog back. Have to say he's a bit droopy but he wouldn't have qualified. Although I would definitely qualify several time in the last few months I'm in a pretty good mood today so no. A rock or pebble that geologically is significantly out o...
by Jumble
Sat Jun 24, 2017 7:19 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89668
Views: 5843802

Re: Thoughts for ships

poxic wrote:That looks like a mildly nervous but essentially good doggie.

Indeed, which is a slight surprise after Jumble, who's a complete attention whore. Still I'm forced to write this on my phone as my new friend is asleep with his chin on my knee. I guess he's relaxed a bit.
by Jumble
Sat Jun 24, 2017 5:41 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89668
Views: 5843802

Re: Thoughts for ships

All the drains have loose fitting lids, and I'm starting to figure out why.

In other news I have a new flat mate for a few days.
Spoiler:
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I'm sure the spotty one would be jealous but he's 2278 miles away and I won't tell him if you don't. I'm dog sitting for my boss for a few days.
by Jumble
Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:36 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your boat race.
Replies: 20859
Views: 2103335

Re: Post your boat race.

Great picture of you both but why was the cloud formation behind you trying to signal the arrival of the four horsemen? My reading of Revelations didn't particularly mention you meeting...

Oh, I get it, it's a Trump thing. Of course, I forgot, we're all fucked. You're just one of the signs.
by Jumble
Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:32 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89668
Views: 5843802

Re: Thoughts for ships

Basically I'm checking the bathroom before I go in first thing. Apparently they come up the drains hunting rats.

Just loving this posting.
by Jumble
Thu Jun 22, 2017 5:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 2896
Views: 140899

Re: Trump presidency

Trump says perhaps he didn't make tapes after all.

Oh, so he was talking shit. Well, that's a change.
by Jumble
Thu Jun 22, 2017 5:12 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89668
Views: 5843802

Re: Thoughts for ships

So, the small (zero) followers of the life and times of Jumble may know I'm now based in Amman Jordan. Yesterday I bumped into my house manager carrying this out our block of flats, which he claimed to have dispatched in a downstairs loo. As a matter of interest, anyone know what it is (yes, I know ...
by Jumble
Thu Jun 22, 2017 3:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 2896
Views: 140899

Re: Trump presidency

Is there a risk that the Democrats fall into the negative trap that the UK Labour party fell into last time - everyone knew what they were against. They were against Tories. It was really difficult to define what they were for. To be honest, from this side of the pond, the 'anyone with a pulse who i...
by Jumble
Wed Jun 21, 2017 6:04 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?
Replies: 6868
Views: 459262

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

No, I have testicles, the traditional alternative (sorry...). I do in fact have a display of pet rocks to remind me of home.

A bookshelf devoid of books?
by Jumble
Wed Jun 21, 2017 6:00 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 2896
Views: 140899

Re: Trump presidency

I just need to say when looking from across the Atlantic, and I know this is a Brit talking so please pass me the irony kazoo, US politics is just monumentally fucked up.

The BBC is reporting this as a 'major boost to Trump '. Really?
by Jumble
Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:05 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)
Replies: 139
Views: 15657

Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Agreed. Without giving too much away, a legendary Brian in a period when it was hard to carry the name. I hope it's good through the round window, Brian.
by Jumble
Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:02 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?
Replies: 6868
Views: 459262

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Check my back posts?

A hand-drawn card/picture?
by Jumble
Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 2812
Views: 312670

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Police name Finsbury Park terrorist . And his name is "arsehole". Just like his fellow wanker "arsehole" who drove a car over Westminster bridge to kill innocent tourists, children and stabbed a policeman. And his three brothers-in-shit who attacked innocent passers-by in Boroug...
by Jumble
Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 2896
Views: 140899

Re: Trump presidency

Dr. Raymond Stantz: Fire and brimstone coming down from the skies! Rivers and seas boiling! Dr. Egon Spengler: Forty years of darkness! Earthquakes, volcanoes... Winston Zeddemore: The dead rising from the grave! Dr. Peter Venkman: Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together... mass hysteria! It...
by Jumble
Sun Jun 18, 2017 7:18 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 2896
Views: 140899

Re: Trump presidency

Trump's wall. On the whole I've not bothered much about this, although if I lived in the US or Mexico, particularly near the border, I might care more. If the idiot in chief wants to waste a vast amount of US taxpayers money building a folly to his own stupidity then that is somewhat less damaging t...
by Jumble
Sun Jun 18, 2017 5:48 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89668
Views: 5843802

Re: Thoughts for ships

My current housepest arrived already ten years old. She's 12 and a bit now. I put together a nearly-outdoors hangout for her. She goes out there whenever she hears birds, or when she's bored or annoyed with me. Which seems to be fairly often. She looks wonderful, and very pleased with herself. It's...
by Jumble
Sat Jun 17, 2017 5:47 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 2812
Views: 312670

Re: The Darker Side of the News

She does seem to be bringing the warmth, humility and public engagement skills that she displayed during her election campaign to this tragedy. Making the ex-housing minister her new chief of staff may also be a decision she comes to regret.
by Jumble
Sat Jun 17, 2017 5:37 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89668
Views: 5843802

Re: Thoughts for ships

Thanks, the subject remains pretty cute as well. He's twelve now but I don't think he's noticed. The only change we've noticed is that his 'vicious guard-dog' skills, always somewhat limited, now hover around zero. This is a picture my wife sent me recently of the brave hound found on full alert whe...
by Jumble
Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:17 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89668
Views: 5843802

Re: Thoughts for ships

Thanks! It's proving to be something of an emotional year. I must admit that 2278 miles from friends and family I'm really glad I stumbled across this forum all those years ago.

I hope you're okay?
by Jumble
Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:14 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89668
Views: 5843802

Re: Thoughts for ships

Both my daughters were born with blond hair and blue eyes. (So, a scientific study of two data points - hey, I'm a physicist. That counts as a line.) Now 13 and sixteen years later, one has dark brown/raven hair and grey/green eyes (and fair skin- yes it's as striking as it sounds), and the other ha...
by Jumble
Thu Jun 15, 2017 6:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 2812
Views: 312670

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Thats the one. So when the fire on the fourth reached the pipes you would have a jet of burning gas running up the only escape route. It's a horrible thought.

2016 was a terrible year. This one is turning out even worse.
by Jumble
Thu Jun 15, 2017 6:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 2812
Views: 312670

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Although we shouldn't preempt the public enquiry, that will take, at least, months.It looks like this is another series of compounded errors and misjudgements: - as previous posts have said, the insulating blocks are plywood and polypropylene foam. As that's highly flammable building regulations sta...
by Jumble
Wed Jun 14, 2017 5:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 2812
Views: 312670

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Thanks, and she's just confirmed she's made it home. But she's had a rough day, to say the least.

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