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On Porcine Wings Fly.
Enjoy running, follow news, suffer Derby County, love our rescue Greyhound. He/Him.
I have a running blog on Cohost, just look for Piglet.

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RickiTarr, to random
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If you get mad when you see employees at a business you are patronizing laughing, enjoying each other's company, and goofing off, you're a dick. Empathize with people working a shitty underpaid job, and let them enjoy what little fun they get.

piglet,
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@RickiTarr By the same token, please don't expect the staff to be overjoyed you're buying whatever product or service. Polite, professional are resonable expectations but you're not their best new friend and it's effort keeping that act up for a shift.

piglet, to linux
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I last used linux about ten years ago - whats a good current version to look at for "not-particually-techy" users? Also, where is a good non-gatekeepery info source?

JackTheCat, to random
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So now you have to wait for someone to bomb you out of sheer bloodymindedness BEFORE you can respond to that act of overt aggression and wait for them to bomb you AGAIN in retaliation for you retaliating to the original act of overt aggression? 🤔

Thank god I wasn't at Waterloo.

Also - I'm very confused.

piglet,
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@JackTheCat The western doctrine towards Israel - Israel must never suffer consiquences for it's actions, also, any action against Israel must have severe consiquences - is as destructive as it is idiotic, and is also a huge bind to the countries subscribed to that doctrine.

piglet,
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@JackTheCat Ethnic cleansing refered to as "settlements" and terrorism refered to as "settler violence" both being stated to be unacceptable by the west, which then just accepts it.

alexlac51, to Red
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Those two and their parties/policies have become political ...

... ... & ...

image of Tory leader Rishi Sunak... ...

piglet,
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@alexlac51 "...and the lobby journalists looked from tory to starmerist and back again, but could no longer tell the difference......"

piglet, to random
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I haven't had the will to dig too deeply into the report, but would I be right in thinking there's a big amount of "asking the question in such a way as to get the desired outcome" going on with it?

JackTheCat, to random
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Labour will force NHS to use private sector, Wes Streeting says | The National

https://www.thenational.scot/news/24237524.labour-will-force-nhs-use-private-sector-wes-streeting-says/

piglet,
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@JackTheCat labour will force taxpayers money into the grasping hands of the the shareholders of medical corporations, is this really the line they think is a winner? Why am I asking, it's the starmerist entity and they think that of course it is.

piglet, to random
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alveolar_thrill, to random
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In all seriousness how do you learn to swim properly as an adult

piglet,
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@alveolar_thrill Aside from the very glib "lots of practice", it's not easy, the movements aren't particually natural and don't really fit movements that aren't swimming. A search on youtube should find you some good demonstrations of strokes. I know pulic baths used to do sessions for adult beginners but I've no idea if that's still a thing.

piglet,
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@alveolar_thrill Good luck and I hope you have fun. I used to love going swimming when I was growing up and I'm always wondering why I don't make the time to go more these days.

JackTheCat, to random
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piglet,
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@JackTheCat The descent into a UKIP wet dream of far right policy has reached the "Priti Patel thinks you're going a bit far" level of insanity. Coming soon "Are you now, or, have you ever been, a comm....unal gardener?"

simon_brooke, to random
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"Create a Palestinian Family Visa Scheme for Palestinian people affected by war

We want the government to take action and create a Visa scheme that allows Palestinian individuals affected by war, to be allowed into the UK. Just like we did for Ukraine"

Please sign this one, folk!

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/648577

piglet, (edited )
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@simon_brooke I'm torn on this one as displacement is one of the key aims of the perpetrators and return is far from ensured to any Palestinian who leaves their land. That's obviously stacked next to the suffering being inflicted upon them.

alexlac51, to random
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Your UK ...

FOR SALE...

2 Aircraft Carriers... hardly used...will need some minor repairs... bought as seen...

if interested, contact Grant Shapps with offers at 1212...

piglet,
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@alexlac51 F35 not included.

piglet,
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@alexlac51 we do have a handful, just not the ones that work on aircraft carriers, so if the Houthis could just move their desert to just off Lincolnshire for the convenience of the RAF....

simon_brooke, to random
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Listening to several political podcasts from assorted British commentators this week, there seems to be a consensus that the 's motion was primarily a cynical ploy to embarrass .

This seems to me to be

a. Lazy;
b. Cynical;
c. Woefully ill-informed about Scotland;
d. Wrong.

Even ignoring the fact that the leader of the SNP's wife is , sympathy for the Palestinian cause on the left in Scotland is very widespread.

piglet,
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@simon_brooke client journalism is not a Tory exclusive and with sunaks ship sinking fast we're going to see all the usual suspects repeating the talking points of the starmerist leadership machine.

JackTheCat, to random
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Border Collie 'fighting for her life' after attack by Staffies in Fife.

https://www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/news/fife/4896775/border-collie-fife-elie-dog-attack/

piglet,
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@JackTheCat bring back dog licensing, the main problem is lack of accountability for owners, far more so than breeds.

JackTheCat, to random
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piglet,
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emarktaylor, to nba
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@nba

Via Tim MacMahon @espn_macmahon
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27m
The Grizzlies have 13 — yes, thirteen — players ruled out due to injury vs. Celtics today. Memphis will play with Luke Kennard, David Roddy, three players on two-way deals and three players on 10-day hardship deals.

piglet,
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@emarktaylor @philip_cardella @nba @johnewing It's been a tough season for the Grizzlies -Adams being ruled out for the season just before it started didn't help - however I think there was too much "it'll be fine once we get Ja back" in the first 25 games (6-19), but after Ja went out the team has responded magnificently. We won't be involved in the post season but if the young guys continue to develop and play with pride next season could be really good.

alveolar_thrill, to random
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It’s mental how the worst thing that could’ve happened to me has happened, yet I’m somehow existing just fine.

piglet,
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@alveolar_thrill I am gladened by you existing just fine.

piglet, to Ukraine
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I was posting earlier about the base at Sevastopol being the real strategic asset for Russia in Ukraine, but there they go again, proving the black sea fleet needn't be a thing much longer as the country without much of a navy at all sinks yet another Russian warship. Lolz.

HelenG, to random
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  • piglet,
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    @HelenG @Thebratdragon something something "scroungers" something something "full force of the law" something etc.....

    piglet,
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    @HelenG @Thebratdragon I'm not sure her boris johnson erotic fanfic is the commercial hit she'd hoped for...
    ...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tK3k1S2w_cw

    simon_brooke, to conservative
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    Listening to The Rest Is Politics this morning I've finally figured out Rory the Tory Stewart. His whole political understanding was formed in childhood reading books by Rudyard Kipling, Rider Haggard, Erskine Childers, W. E. Johns, T. E. Lawrence and John Buchan. It isn't that he's seen the modern party and failed to understand it; it's that he is so blinded by childhood preconceptions that he cannot see it at all.
    https://pdst.fm/e/chrt.fm/track/A27C8C/traffic.megaphone.fm/GLT7649109530.mp3?updated=1706043259

    piglet,
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    @simon_brooke weird, I read biggles books when I was a kid and I developed a lifelong love of aviation rather than the imperial order of Britain's colonial empire.......

    piglet, to random
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    I'm pretty sure the best thing to do for the world is inter all the delegates at the world economic forum in a new version of "big brother" except there's no cameras and no one comes out.

    simon_brooke, to random
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    OK, here's my precious BBC Micro, which hasn't been switched on for about twenty years, and for about twelve years of that was stored in a damp shed. It's been in the house – and therefore reasonably dry – for six months. What precautions do I need to take before I experiment with switching it on again?

    piglet,
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