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  Prorogation Unlawful
Posted by: Ymrader - 09-24-2019, 12:45 PM - Forum: Brexit - Replies (2)

What a walking omnifuck this tool is...


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Posted by: Ymrader - 09-18-2019, 04:08 PM - Forum: And on a lighter note... - Replies (2)

Lots of the old faces...Result

Oh to find rasta

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  Being angry at the homeless
Posted by: Sean-NoMoreVladimir - 09-18-2019, 01:42 PM - Forum: Board - Replies (1)

This is a pretty touchy subject for me.  I was homeless for about three years.  I have in-laws that are livid that people have the audacity to be destitute.  I see it all the time.  People seem to think being homeless is a joyful free ride.  Like every person shedding their dignity to ask for food is secretly living some Tom Sawyer adventure when no one is looking.

It's a life of fear, anger and discomfort.  The only way out is pure luck.  I got lucky.  The only thing that separates me from anyone else on the street is random chance.  I bumped in to a friend of a friend who knew about a party where I charmed the heck out of everyone (because let's face it, I'm charming as all hell.)  The guys throwing the party let me crash on the couch and use their phone number to look for a job.  Got a part time job at a store down the street.   I managed to scrounge up some clean clothes until my first paycheck. Bought more at a thrift store.  Started chipping in on rent and slowly worked my way back up to the land of the living.

It doesn't work that way for most.  You lose your job (laid off, fired, downsized... whatever) and you can't pay rent or mortgage.  Eventually you lose your home.  Then you've got no way to get a job.  No address or phone number for a potential employer to contact you at.  You're stuck.  For most people that's the end of the line.  It doesn't get better.  It's not because you're lazy.  It's not because you're care-free.  It's because random chance screwed you over and now America hates you for it.

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  Well, another 9/11 anniversary...
Posted by: quelor - 09-12-2019, 03:12 PM - Forum: Board - Replies (1)

...18 years. Bonkers it’s been so long. Seems like yesterday when I first went on the original BBC board. 

And each year I recognize this world and my country less and less. On one hand I feel like an old man yelling at a cloud. On the other hand, I’m just resigned to our every growing idiocy. I used to be naively optimistic then and it’s just been slowly squashed out of me.

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  You can run, but you can't hide
Posted by: oldnewyorker - 09-11-2019, 11:02 PM - Forum: And on a lighter note... - Replies (9)

I tracked you folks down at last. Tongue 

Nyah Ha Ha!!!

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  So how's the board feel about Boris Johnson and this Parliament Suspension thing?
Posted by: Sean-NoMoreVladimir - 08-29-2019, 06:49 PM - Forum: Board - Replies (3)

Seems fairly underhanded to me, but I don't know what's really considered normal in English politics.  Is it as nefarious as it seems?

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Video So I sang a song at the company talent show
Posted by: Sean-NoMoreVladimir - 08-23-2019, 05:53 PM - Forum: And on a lighter note... - No Replies

Been guitaring for years, but this... at 50 something years old is the first time I've sung in public:
Foo Fighters cover

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  Jeffery Epstein and evil from beyond the grave
Posted by: Sean-NoMoreVladimir - 08-22-2019, 12:47 PM - Forum: Board - Replies (1)

So, I'm sure we've all heard of the Jeffery Epstein case by now so I won't bother with the details about that or who he was friends with or worked with or had bizarre paintings of.  I'm talking about a whole new twist in the already twisted story of what appears to have been an extremely twisted man.

Two days before he committed suicide he amended his will to put the bulk of his money in a trust.  Virtually locking it away from any victims who might sue his estate.  The whole, "If I can't have it, no one can" sort of thing.

I'm no lawyer but I was under the impression that for a will to be valid, the person who wrote it needs to be of 'sound mind.'  I think it's fairly safe to say the general consensus is that someone contemplating suicide is not of sound mind.  Am I wrong in thinking that could be the legal tack to invalidate this will?

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  America finds another low to hit
Posted by: Sean-NoMoreVladimir - 08-20-2019, 08:05 PM - Forum: Board - Replies (7)

Our current President has been an embarrassment from day one... but now he's committing actual crimes:

 ... crimes that would put normal people in jail for up to 5 years.  I really wish I had a way to move to a different country.

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  While viewing the member list In the wee wee hours.
Posted by: AnnieOakley - 08-08-2019, 09:05 AM - Forum: AZL Lounge - Replies (2)

I noticed there are two ex-members, banned with zero posts.  Were they extra naughty?

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