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Re: News in general

Posted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 11:35 pm
by richietog
In other news, the US expels Cuban diplomats in the USA after US diplomats fall ill
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world ... 85266.html

I've had enough of the Trump administration, full of paranoid geriatrics

Re: News in general

Posted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:50 am
by Wooster
Someone pissing in their morning Joe? :)

Re: News in general

Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:31 am
by richietog
Seems like Elon Musk's hyperloop has got off to a bad start
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england ... lk-beaches

Re: News in general

Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 10:13 am
by Glamdring
Nice one.

Re: News in general

Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:49 pm
by Wooster
:)
I wonder what the 'project' in Algeria is.
It reminds me of the Shieldhall Strategic Tunnel.

Re: News in general

Posted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:18 pm
by richietog
Two boys in Scotland hid in clothing before the stores shut and stole around £300 worth of stuff
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/ho ... 96171.html

No doubt their parents will not be best pleased

Re: News in general

Posted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 12:24 am
by Wooster
Bart Simpson and Millhouse van Houten did far more damage on a similar spree at the Springfield Mall. :)

Re: News in general

Posted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:16 am
by richietog
But they are fictional cartoon characters

Re: News in general

Posted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:22 pm
by Wooster
I see Norway managed to make £30 Billion from North Sea oil revenue, despite the downturn in oil prices.
In the same period, the UK (with an equivalent oil industry) made a loss of £23 Million and even handed out rebates to Shell and BP.
Source: http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/1548 ... l/?ref=rss

This isn't a 'nationalist' scandal (it's not even news), it's institutional mismanagement that's been going on for decades.

Re: News in general

Posted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:32 pm
by Glamdring
I came across a Fox News live TV news report. They discussed the attacks in Spain and moved onto the renewed coal production in the US now that Trump has deregulated it again. One of the - not sure if he was an elderly news anchor or a government spokesman said the US had increased coal exports to Germany by 58%. Google exclusively shows a decrease of several %. They crowed a bit over how wrong the EU was with the renewables policies.

And 50% of the report was adverts. Literally. A few minutes of news and a few minutes of ads. It's so worth the TV licence not to get that.

Re: News in general

Posted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 11:55 pm
by Wooster
I watched a US Senator railing against the Affordable Care Act (Obama Care) last month, just before the repeal was kicked out.

He forgot some sort of ID and decided to pay cash for something innocuous that turned out to be a fortune (like $15 for 10 aspirin, or something)
He blamed it on the ACA, not the inflated prices induced by the insurance companies (which the ACA is intended to control)
... fuckin moron

i.e.

Before we all bought insurance for pets, the bills were relatively low.
Once insurance for pets became popular, the prices for treatment went through the roof (unless you have insurance), so it's in the insurance companies interest to inflate costs because a 20% margin on £1000 is far better than a 20% margin on £100.

Upshot: A cat with a bad leg could cost £1500 to get fixed, and some total cuntoids will pay factors of 10 more.
..in my book, the cat either copes with the bad leg, or the cat is getting a wee jag and the other £1450 will go to a charity for kids.

Re: News in general

Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:07 am
by Wooster
..I wouldn't be surprised to read that insurance companies are surreptitiously promoting weak breeds either.

That Scottish Fold Cat is an abomination in point, it's fucked from the get go.

Re: News in general

Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:40 am
by richietog
The US has the most advanced Navy in the world, and yet they had another collision on their hands
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world ... 03976.html
It's about time they go back to old times where they had a crow's nest on their ships

Re: News in general

Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:57 am
by Wooster
I read in New Scientist recently that the first cases of GPS spoofing have been seen, with some ships finding they were about 30 miles off course.
I wonder if these incidents are related. :-/

Re: News in general

Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:31 pm
by richietog
Probably has. It's a bit worrying though that people are too heavily reliant on technology though