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by Jumble
Thu Jun 15, 2017 6:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 2708
Views: 285531

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: 2708
Views: 285531

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: 2708
Views: 285531

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.
by Jumble
Wed Jun 14, 2017 5:55 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 1850
Views: 90690

Re: Trump presidency

Not that I'm aware, but for the sake of my mental health I do not follow his insane twitter dribbling. I anticipate being as offended and outraged in the morning by his attempts to capitalise on the suffering of innocent victims for his own benefit as I was after the Borough Market attack. I really ...
by Jumble
Wed Jun 14, 2017 5:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 1850
Views: 90690

Re: Trump presidency

Is there any chance that Trump could keep his views on the west London tower block fire to his fucking self?
by Jumble
Wed Jun 14, 2017 5:05 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British Snap Election - Theresa, Meh; Corbyn near-win; So long, Farron, auf wiedersehen goodbyeee
Replies: 127
Views: 4153

Re: British Snap Election - Theresa, Meh; Corbyn near-win; Farron forced-it major; Scots guarded; They think Nuttall's O

Please someone do a 'you're only supposed to blow the bloody doors off!' Photoshop! I have this GIMPed, probably needing words on it, but I only spent five minutes on it. I was going to get a better screencap... DoorsOff.jpg (Or, even better, process an image-streammas a movie, and be slightly more...
by Jumble
Wed Jun 14, 2017 4:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 2708
Views: 285531

Re: The Darker Side of the News

At least 12 die when 24-storie tower block gutted by fire in West London. My wife works as a midwife at Queen Charlottes & Hammersmith Hospital which is on emergency running. It's about 300 yards from the building and my wife says there's smoke throughout the hospital. I'm hoping she can get ho...
by Jumble
Mon Jun 12, 2017 8:05 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 1850
Views: 90690

Re: Trump presidency

I can't follow all of the links from Jordan. Please tell me this is for real! If I clap my hands and say "Trump is an arse-hat" will it be real?' I just think that's epic.

Is it just me or has the entire world, in the last 9 months, gone completely bat-shit crazy?
by Jumble
Mon Jun 12, 2017 5:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1099
Views: 80459

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]

Absolutely, don't blame you, but we thought of that before we voted for it! Because we're real smart and we've had enough of experts! The answer is, um, err...
by Jumble
Sun Jun 11, 2017 6:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 1850
Views: 90690

Re: Trump presidency

Trump won't visit until the Brits like him.

Yay, we don't ever have to host the misogynist, bigoted, lying, orange half-wit! [Sorry to stretch the truth - I was trying to be nice.]
by Jumble
Sat Jun 10, 2017 4:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 1850
Views: 90690

Re: Trump presidency

True, you can't remember seeing them. They're not big on dialogue.

However cool link back to intelligent past fiction. Better to think about than current, half-wit fuelled reality.
by Jumble
Sat Jun 10, 2017 4:12 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British Snap Election - Theresa, Meh; Corbyn near-win; So long, Farron, auf wiedersehen goodbyeee
Replies: 127
Views: 4153

Re: British Snap Election - not a re-referendum?

I'd guess Boris and Amber Rudd in the final run-off. As a Foreign Office diplomat I think, erm, I'd better not comment... Of course, it doesn't matter because whoever wins will still be under the thumb of bigoted, homophobic, creationist morons. Fun times. Speaking as a Labour supporter my whole lif...
by Jumble
Fri Jun 09, 2017 7:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 1850
Views: 90690

Re: Trump presidency

When my father acts like that I always worry he's had another mini-stroke.

How old is McCain?
by Jumble
Fri Jun 09, 2017 3:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British Snap Election - Theresa, Meh; Corbyn near-win; So long, Farron, auf wiedersehen goodbyeee
Replies: 127
Views: 4153

Re: British Snap Election - not a re-referendum?

There were several unionist paramilitary groups during the troubles that were proscribed by the UK government as terrorist organisations (e.g. Ulster Defence Association, Ulster Freedom Fighters). At the time Rev Ian Paisley refused to condemn their actions, although to be fair after the Good Friday...
by Jumble
Fri Jun 09, 2017 3:01 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British Snap Election - Theresa, Meh; Corbyn near-win; So long, Farron, auf wiedersehen goodbyeee
Replies: 127
Views: 4153

Re: British Snap Election - not a re-referendum?

And, I'm back in the room. Post purdah, so I can have an opinion again. I may be an old cynic, but I can't help thinking a government propped up by religiously intolerant, homophobic climate change deniers may not last that long. See you back at the polling station in October. Someone has pointed ou...
by Jumble
Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 1850
Views: 90690

Re: Trump presidency

So we are expected to understand.

I honestly prefer the Daily Mash to the UK printed press these days. I think it's both more accurate and honest.
by Jumble
Mon Jun 05, 2017 6:56 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 1850
Views: 90690

Re: Trump presidency

I think you'll find it's a random made up person from London. However, in this case the joy of #fakenews is that we can confidently predict this reflects the views of every man, woman and child in the UK, except for one living in No. 10 Downing Street, Whitehall, London, SW1. ( shit, I'm definitely ...
by Jumble
Mon Jun 05, 2017 6:12 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 1850
Views: 90690

Re: Trump presidency

I'm still not really allowed to have an opinion (although he's not my president (thank fuck!)) so I'll just leave this here. You can help by keeping your mouth shut, Trump told. Britain has responded to Donald Trump’s offer of help by suggesting he stops saying words with his mouth.
by Jumble
Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1099
Views: 80459

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]

You work for the civil service? The BBC? Do tell! Civil servant. I'm an FCO diplomat currently serving in the Middle East. Bless it, the FCO lacks a sense of humour if you start mouthing off during Purdah. So I'll be good. Shame that the FBI didn't bother with such niceties last November. Okay, tha...
by Jumble
Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1099
Views: 80459

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]

For the record, in 26 hours and 26 minutes I'm not allowed to have a public opinion on any of this. I have done my best, in the face of weakness, lack of foresight, and recent man-child stupidity. You vote for the hell you live in. Have fun guys. However, my job will remain to make the best of it, a...
by Jumble
Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 1850
Views: 90690

Re: Trump presidency

Yes, but keep in mind that the greatest and most vehement critic of the current actions and policies of the orange, shit-flinging baboon currently inhabiting the Whitehouse appears to be a minor media celeb called Donald J Trump.
by Jumble
Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:52 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1099
Views: 80459

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]

I don't see Labour beating the Tories. I don't think even Corbyn can see Labour beating the Tories, as he has declared that he wants to lead a successful party of protest. Would be better if he'd spent his time figuring out how to lead a party of government but that was never his agenda. At least h...
by Jumble
Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:32 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Society's Interest in Sexual Morality
Replies: 27
Views: 3044

Re: Society's Interest in Sexual Morality

I'm sorry ObsessoMom , I don't think I was lashing out at you. Frankly I'm not sure who I was lashing out at, but that's where I am at the moment. I don't think I'm in a good place. I just want to make a stand on the basic tenant that anyone who wants to justify homophobia or bigotry on the grounds ...
by Jumble
Sat Apr 08, 2017 7:41 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Society's Interest in Sexual Morality
Replies: 27
Views: 3044

Re: Society's Interest in Sexual Morality

Spoilered because I'm upset and probably out of line I'm sorry, but I resent being included in the OP for this post. A lot has happened to me since I wrote that quote (which is taken out of context). I had to read back to remember what was under discussion. I was discussing some pointles...
by Jumble
Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 2708
Views: 285531

Re: The Darker Side of the News

To show they have no moral qualms about that, to show that nobody is safe. They are terror ists, after all. Which is the more terrifying thought, seeing a car coming charging at you with nowhere to jump to or seeing a car charging at your children with no way to save them? Agreed. Only thing is, if...
by Jumble
Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 2708
Views: 285531

Re: The Darker Side of the News

To show they have no moral qualms about that, to show that nobody is safe. They are terror ists, after all. Which is the more terrifying thought, seeing a car coming charging at you with nowhere to jump to or seeing a car charging at your children with no way to save them? Agreed. Only thing is, if...
by Jumble
Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:46 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 2708
Views: 285531

Re: The Darker Side of the News

As fate happens I'm actually not in my office today (which is 100 yards from the event) as I'm in Cornwall with my father (my mother died last week). As I and my team spend a lot of time walking between the Foreign Office and Westminster palace I was immediately scared my friends were caught in this...
by Jumble
Mon Feb 20, 2017 5:31 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13098
Views: 1067714

Re: Today I Learned

Go you! Apparently, as I had a massive blood transfusion in the 90s when I fell down some stairs and nearly bled out, it is assumed I am mostly insane bovine. Therefore I no longer save anyones life (directly).
by Jumble
Thu Feb 16, 2017 7:57 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 1850
Views: 90690

Re: Trump presidency

Trumps latest attack on the media Just as a matter of interest, and without wanting to dismiss informed opinion, is there anyone left on this planet with an IQ in three figures interested in what he says on any subject any more? It's like watching the scribble of a baboon with a crayon (who unfortu...
by Jumble
Sat Feb 11, 2017 7:22 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Run 10,000 miles
Replies: 1339
Views: 238555

Re: Run 10,000 miles

32.1 + 2.5 + 2.5 = 37.1

That was easier. Perhaps I'm acclimatising to the altitude. May start to extend my range.

God but treadmills are dull.
by Jumble
Sat Feb 11, 2017 4:04 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28242
Views: 2214587

Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

Okay, I'm genuinely disturbed by this . I would know nothing about this if it wasn't for the fact I have access to pretty much nothing other than news channels. Trump came onto BBC news so I turned over (the fuckwit-in-chief has nothing to say I care to waste my time listening to). On Al Jazeera I s...
by Jumble
Mon Feb 06, 2017 6:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13733
Views: 1691707

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

Here's a phrase I'm absolutely sure I've never used. Go John Bercow, UK House of Commons Speaker!
by Jumble
Thu Feb 02, 2017 6:23 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28242
Views: 2214587

Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

As I think recent election results in the US, the UK and across Europe have demonstrated (and unfortunately are likely to go on demonstrating), there is ignorance, blind self interest, moronic fuckwittery and all-out evil everywhere. It's our job to oppose it.
by Jumble
Wed Feb 01, 2017 7:56 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: 37 Questions
Replies: 18
Views: 2774

Re: 37 Questions

As OP can I have another go. Don't know what happened when I started this thread, but these are my real answers. Tattoos................................0 Piercings..............................0 Marriages..............................1 Divorces...............................0 Children..................
by Jumble
Wed Feb 01, 2017 6:48 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Run 10,000 miles
Replies: 1339
Views: 238555

Re: Run 10,000 miles

Hi all! I'm quite proud of this thread as OP, so it's great to see it necro'd! Not been running as much over the last couple of years because work was intense - pretty much fell to 3-4 miles once at a weekend. Now been sent to Amman, Jordan for 6 months, which is great for experience but awful for b...
by Jumble
Wed Jan 04, 2017 8:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1099
Views: 80459

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]

Well, there's always Boris... It would show how seriously most of the country want Brexit... There's always Nigel... Sorry, there's never Nigel. There are pieces of orange peel floating down the Thames with more opinion. And Boris? Don't shop me but no, he doesn't have an opinion that mummy Theresa...
by Jumble
Sun Jan 01, 2017 12:02 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89618
Views: 5415743

Re: Random natterings

Happy New Year all. Good luck with 2017.
by Jumble
Tue Dec 27, 2016 8:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)
Replies: 120
Views: 11904

Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Ok, fuck it, I’ve had it with 2016. How is it, that whilst a walking cock-stain like the US president-elect appears to remain healthy, despite looking like a heart-attack in a shit wig, we loose genuinely good, human, charitable individuals like George Michael, Carrie Fisher, Jo Cox, Alan Rickman, t...

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