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capnthommo

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Music , boatlife, leftish, green, pro Europe, and probably 'woken' too. I like people and dogs. Made from apples. Well, mainly apples.

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capnthommo, to random
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No shit Sherlock!
South West Water &;fallen short&; on Devon parasite outbreak https://www.bbc.com/news/articles/crgyg47wg16o

shoq, to random
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If you thought we could survive all of this madness, think again. We’re at war with stupidity on a previously unimaginable scale.

capnthommo,
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@shoq I can't believe these pics are not biting anti trump satire. But apparently they're genuine. We're finished as a species aren't we - these (insert term of choice) are going to take the rest of us down with them aren't they.

ronanmcd, to random
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Just talking with my wife who was canvassed earlier by a local election candidate. They can't call into houses flying the national flag due to fear of assault. All this far right galvanisation is due to decades of neoliberal governments turning a blind eye to everything but the growth of business. Now we have angry electorates getting their information from algorithms which are created by exactly those businesses beloved of those neoliberal governments

capnthommo,
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@ronanmcd well now we know how to avoid having chinless toryboy turn up at our front doors.

randahl, to random
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7 kilometers in 7 days — that’s the distance you walk in an hour, only it took a week for the Russians to get that far into Kharkiv Oblast.

From analysis I have read this week, Russia has lost more than 7,000 soldiers to take strips of forrest, and small settlements.

The invaders have now reached the first of two Ukrainian defensive lines which run east to west, and with the relatively few soldiers and limited armored resources they have committed, they will likely not get much further.

1/2

capnthommo,
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@randahl smacks of the Winter War. A Soviet general afterwards commented, when asked afterwards if it was a success, replied "yes, we won as much ground as was needed to bury our dead".

capnthommo,
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@nf3xn @wolf @randahl yeah. My, and his, point was that it was a pyrrhic victory. Any more victories like that and they would have been destroyed.

capnthommo, to random
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"All for ourselves, and nothing for other people, seems, in every age of the world, to have been the vile maxim of the masters of mankind." Adam Smith

capnthommo, to random
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Summer will not be the same without these glorious visitors. Come on people.
Swallow, swift and house martin populations have nearly halved, finds UK bird survey https://www.theguardian.com/environment/article/2024/may/16/swallows-swifts-house-martins-decline-uk-bird-survey-aoe

maxleibman, to random
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Me: I'm at the end of my rope!

Capitalists: Why didn't you buy more rope?!

capnthommo,
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@maxleibman internet: I see you've bought rope - perhaps you'd like to buy rope from these rope sellers.

capnthommo, to random
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Two words for them. I can't write them but I'm sure you know what they are
Jeremy Hunt and Mel Stride warn against benefits ‘lifestyle choice’ https://www.theguardian.com/society/article/2024/may/15/jeremy-hunt-mel-stride-warn-benefits-lifestyle-choice-unemployment

ChrisMayLA6, to random
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The HoC Public Accounts Comm. has concluded the civil service lack both skills & capacity to property oversee infrastructure projects contributing both to the evident delays & budgeting problems.

Civil servants have become too reliant on outsourced expertise (consultants & the contractors) for evaluation, with the state no longer able to act as an 'intelligent client'.

The Tory attrition and politicisation of the civil service has (and is having) sigficant detrimental impact.

capnthommo,
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@ChrisMayLA6 I await the civil service being hived of to government friends and acquaintances. At vast cost.

fkamiah17, to UKpolitics
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Bit much coming from Sunak but you can't say Keith didn't walk straight into it.

GPLB: "Sunak says Elphicke defection shows Starmer is 'completely and utterly unprincipled' and doesn't stand for anything"

#UKPolitics #DontVoteLabour #GTTO

capnthommo,
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@fkamiah17 does look a lot like a trap. If I were him I'd be saying "ok Natalie, we've reviewed your application and I'm afraid you won't be welcome. Particularly in light of the revelations since you crossed the floor, when taken in combination with your decision to stand down, and your history".
Trojan horse.

Hope4All, to random
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capnthommo,
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@TCMuffin @Hope4All
Tory: n, E, corrupt person.
Note: actually I think its etymology is Irish not English but not certain.

fkamiah17, to UKpolitics
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I'm beginning to think we should just build a barracks and make them stay there while Parliament is sitting.

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/four-tory-mps-who-made-32793408

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@fkamiah17 my suggestion would be a hall of residence. A bedroom/office for each member and every so often a small kitchen dining room. They have the HOC restaurant for other meals. Other than that, they have their actual home which is presumably in or close to their constituency. If they choose to live a long way from that then that's their affair and the cost is down to them. No second home allowance or flipping or tax breaks.

seanbala, to chicago
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In the 1880s, the mark of consumption among elites was replacing gaslights for electric ones. Today it is the replacement of electric ones for useless decorative gas lights that constantly burn. We see these in many wealthy neighborhoods in Chicago.

I really don't know about the mechanics of this system. Nor do I know anything about the people. Just always find such fixtures strange.

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@seanbala not exactly a new concept though. It used to be a sign of wealth to have a pale skin because you didn't have to work. Now people spend a fortune trying to get the kind of tan you can get for free just by going and toiling in the fields from sunrise to sunset.

KissAnne, to weightroom
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capnthommo,
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@KissAnne logs warm you twice - once when you split them and again when you burn them.

glynmoody, to random
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: five babies in England die after diagnosis, say officials - https://www.theguardian.com/society/article/2024/may/09/whooping-cough-five-babies-england-die I imagine these are likely to be as a result of nutters refusing to vaccinate their children...

capnthommo,
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@glynmoody not wishing to jump to conclusions without evidence, but I'd hazard a pound that you're right.

Mrfunkedude, to random
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Well it's Wednesday.

And there's not a damn thing you can do about it.

capnthommo,
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@Mrfunkedude my plan is to simply wait it out.

StillIRise1963, to random
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capnthommo,
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@benroyce @emmreef @StillIRise1963 fiction or satire - you'd never find anyone willing to commission the current reality. They'd not even green light a pilot.

capnthommo, to random
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We had maybe 4 or 5 mini estates of these in my town after WW2. Most were there until 1970s and were well loved and maintained by the tenants. In fact I think there might still be a few remaining in one area.
Factory-made homes: How prefabs sprouted from the ashes of war https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-68922873

KissAnne, to home
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capnthommo,
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@KissAnne that's truly beautiful. Must be heaven to live there, even if you have to vacate in the pit of winter.

RickiTarr, to random
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Okay, this might sound weird, but this is what I'm thinking of today. I'm assuming most of you know the idiom, "Don't look a gift horse in the mouth." I know it's about looking at the horse's teeth to check it's age and health, but in my heart I have an alternate history where it's about The Trojan Horse, which doesn't really even make much sense, but it's still living there rent free.

So, does anyone else do this, make up alternate histories for words or phrases? If you do, I'd love examples!

capnthommo,
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@RickiTarr no, I don't but I like your Trojan horse thing. Although looking in the mouth of the TH might be a good idea. Would certainly have saved Laocoon some grief.

capnthommo, to random
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Definitely, nor off-roaders in their 4×4s churning up the bridleways. Ruin it for everyone/thing, wildlife, walkers, people who just enjoy the countryside.
Country diary: Wildlife needs quiet, not the roar of motorbikes | Mark Cocker https://www.theguardian.com/environment/article/2024/may/07/country-diary-wildlife-needs-quiet-not-the-roar-of-motorbikes

GottaLaff, to legal
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🧵starts HERE. 1/…

Bower:

Justice Merchan starts off will the prosecution motion for contempt.

He tells Trump he's about to issue his ruling, in which he will again find Trump in contempt of court.

The last thing I want to do is put you in jail, Justice Merchan says to Trump. You are the former President of the United States and possibly the next President as well.

But "going forward," he continues, "this court will have to consider jail sanctions" if necessary.

capnthommo,
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@GottaLaff if he keeps threatening and never doing trump is going to conclude the threats are empty. And this is going to bring the system into disrepute.

StillIRise1963, to random
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"If re-elected, Trump vows to support the right wing’s war on so-called 'anti-white' racism. The movement targeting DEI (diversity, equity and inclusion) initiatives is already gaining momentum and could skyrocket under a second Trump admin."

“ 'I think there is a definite anti-white feeling in this country, and that can’t be allowed either,' Trump told TIME when asked about his supporters who believe anti-white racism is a bigger problem than anti-Black racism."

https://www.theroot.com/y-all-need-to-stop-calling-trump-dumb-he-s-dangerous-1851452415

capnthommo,
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@StillIRise1963 I'm betting it's not so much anti-white, but anti assholes - whatever their pigment or ethnicity.

GreenFire, to random
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Yet another 🧵 1 of 7

So, I know I keep saying that I'll drop out of the U.S. campus anti-Joe Biden protest movement debate. I jumped in since I worry so much about our climate crisis that anything that might help out the GOP is something to worry about.

I've seen now how small the anti-Biden movement actually is despite how loud they are I'm not so worried except that since I monitor what motivates voters in the USA the true tiny size of this crowd may belie their political danger.

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@GreenFire number 5. Absolutely spot on. I daren't even begin to imagine.

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