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    Miscellaneous News & Media

    With thanks to Zero for his suggestion for a home thread for Random News for discussion.

    Anything interesting which doesn't fit the other News threads can be put here by anyone, for discussion.

    Let's start with this one:
    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-48378320

    Although it's scuppered his career, this was a staged bribery, possibly by the media who then exposed it.

    Should he be prosecuted? Should not the perpetrators be prosecuted?

    If Russian mafia enticed me to that apartment I'd be extremely worried to decline their offer in case I would be found with my neck cut the next day.

    So I would play along, indicating my interest and acceptance even if I had no intention of doing so.

    This is an interesting case because if what I suspect is true, media can already destroy political and high profile innocent persons without repercussion.

    How many more of their choice then if they got away with staging too?

    What's your view?

    Add your own topics as you find them but please comment to guide discussion, not just links.

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    Just to keep you company,Jimmie;

    i own two cows;

    SOCIALISM
    You have 2 cows, both stolen off the rightful owner
    You give one to your neighbour

    SCOTTISH NATIONALISM ( Socialism )
    You haven't got any cows of your own
    You promise to give everyone who votes for independence ,two cows, a free World Cruise and a large pot of gold. & oh yes, the public buys your bull


    SNP SURREALISM
    You have two North Sea oil fields
    Oil prices will always be high
    Oil fields never run dry
    Scotland is renamed ' The Independent People's Republic of Utopia '


    EUROPEAN UNION BUREAUCRATISM
    You have 2 cows.
    The EU takes both, shoots one & refunds it back to you ,
    milks the other dry and then throws the milk away

    CORBYNISM
    You have 2 cows.
    The State takes both and gives you some milk

    FASCISM
    You have 2 cows.
    The State takes both and sells you some milk

    NAZISM
    You have 2 cows.
    The State takes both and shoots you


    TRADITIONAL CAPITALISM

    You have two cows...”
    You sell one and buy a bull.
    Your herd multiplies, and the economy grows.
    You sell them and retire on the income

    AN AMERICAN CORPORATION
    You have two cows..
    You sell one, and force the other to
    produce the milk of four cows.
    Later, you hire a consultant to analyse why
    the cow has dropped dead.

    A GREEK CORPORATION
    You have two cows. You borrow lots of euros to build barns, milking sheds, hay stores, feed sheds,dairies, cold stores, abattoir, cheese unit and packing sheds.
    You still only have two cows.

    A FRENCH CORPORATION
    You have two cows.
    You go on strike, organise a riot, and block the roads, because you want three cows.

    A JAPANESE CORPORATION
    You have two cows.
    You redesign them so they are one-tenth the size of an ordinary cow and produce twenty times the milk.
    You then create a clever cow cartoon image called a Cowkimona and market it worldwide.

    AN ITALIAN CORPORATION
    You have two cows,
    but you don't know where they are.
    You decide to have lunch.

    A SWISS CORPORATION
    You have 5000 cows. None of them belong to you.
    You charge the owners for storing them.

    A CHINESE CORPORATION
    You have two cows.
    You have 300 people milking them.
    You claim that you have full employment, and high bovine productivity.
    You arrest the newsman who reported the real situation.

    AN INDIAN CORPORATION
    You have two cows.
    You worship them.

    AN ENGLISH CORPORATION
    You have two cows.
    Both are mad.

    AN IRAQI CORPORATION
    Everyone thinks you have lots of cows.
    You tell them that you have none.
    No-one believes you, so they bomb the ** out of you and invade your country.
    You still have no cows, but at least you are now a Democracy.

    AN AUSTRALIAN CORPORATION
    You have two cows.
    Business seems pretty good.
    You close the office and go for a few beers to celebrate.

    A NEW ZEALAND CORPORATION
    You have two cows.
    The one on the left looks very attractive...




    ......Modern capitalism.

    You have two cows.
    You realise everyone needs milk.
    You buy all the cows.
    You become a partner with anyone who doesn't want to sell you their cow.
    You and your partners then set the price of milk at a much higher rate than it would have reached with traditional capitalism.
    You keep all the profits and don't pay the farmer for using his fields.
    Because.
    You own all the cows.

    An equal truism. People are the problem, not ideologies.
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    And so, immediately it descends into politics again, which the admins have specifically banned from this forum.

    But no one pays any attention.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SV8Predator View Post
    And so, immediately it descends into politics again, which the admins have specifically banned from this forum.

    But no one pays any attention.
    Political discussions are not banned from this forum. They were a while back when it decended into abuse but IanD allowed political discussions again provided we all behave! Note that the 'Countdown to Brexit' thread has been running since January and is still very much alive!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SV8Predator View Post
    And so, immediately it descends into politics again, which the admins have specifically banned from this forum.

    But no one pays any attention.
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    Yep.

    What Zero said.

    Chill, Pred, join in calmly.

    It can be, and is, enjoyable and interesting discussion, whatever the subject, something the lesser people can't do.

    It's when the first direct insults and virtual punches are thrown that the differences in intelligence appear.

    Then everything is taboo and more ignorants hurl insults.

    I asked one of my kids how much he earns now, he's avoided the subject year after year. In fact I've known from other sources, I'm devious. He did again.

    Just to show how little kids respect their parents these days.

    What can we expect from ignorant superior strangers?

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    Meanwhile, in France, they have done another traffic related U turn, the first being the Breathalyzer fiasco.
    The latest is that each department can now choose whether or not they want to revert back to the old 90 KPH speed limit.
    The reason given was that the Gillet Jaunes/ Yellow Vests protests have caused 80% of roadside radars to be destroyed.
    The change back will certainly please an awful lot of drivers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Corbeliere View Post
    The reason given was that the Gillet Jaunes/ Yellow Vests protests have caused 80% of roadside radars to be destroyed.
    Snag is,the remaining 20% are in obscure locations that are difficult to spot!



    But in a typically French way,three lane Route National's are marked at 80klm for the single lane side but 90klm for the two lane side...with some bits alternating every 300m it gets very trying!
    And guess where the cash machines are placed....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corbeliere View Post
    Meanwhile, in France, they have done another traffic related U turn, the first being the Breathalyzer fiasco.
    The latest is that each department can now choose whether or not they want to revert back to the old 90 KPH speed limit.
    The reason given was that the Gillet Jaunes/ Yellow Vests protests have caused 80% of roadside radars to be destroyed.
    The change back will certainly please an awful lot of drivers.
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    Are many changing back?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim_S-V6_2004 View Post
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    Are many changing back?

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    Hi Jim.

    Yes, up to now, 49 departments are reverting back to 90 KPH. The power of the people eh!
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    Excellent.

    Do you think it's just to show they won the case, since there's not much difference between 80 and 90kph?

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