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Old 21st July 2023, 11:56 AM   #201
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Well the big news in my area of Southend is that we recently had a pride march with the local theme park hosting a drag act. This act involved some thrusting and an angle grinder. Seems to have left some of my fellow locals in a bit of a tizzy and the theme park owner refusing to participate in any more events.

In other news, a local produced some handy tips on how to spend only £10 on your weekly shop at Aldi.
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Old 23rd July 2023, 02:09 PM   #202
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Could I get a link to that last one? We just got an Aldi.
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In more local news, the leader of Ireland's main neo-nazi party Justin Barrett (former head of the Hitler Jugend Defence anti-abortion group until the rest of the anti-abortionistas got sick of his constant travelling to neo-nazi events) reported €400,000 of gold stolen that was being held for his "political party" the National Party. When Gardaí investigated they quickly satisfied themselves that the gold was properly held and there was likely no crime committed.

Why does a bunch of neo-nazis have a gold hoard I hear you ask? Because they think that the government is going to collapse taking the Euro with it and they'll be high on the hog with a (quite small) amount of gold come the apocalypse. This despite gold likely not having any value for hundreds of years after society collapse, given it's general uselessness as a substance for making tools with.

https://www.rte.ie/news/2023/0724/13...t-in-dublin-4/
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Old 24th July 2023, 12:44 PM   #204
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Originally Posted by Gulliver Foyle View Post
In more local news, the leader of Ireland's main neo-nazi party Justin Barrett (former head of the Hitler Jugend Defence anti-abortion group until the rest of the anti-abortionistas got sick of his constant travelling to neo-nazi events) reported €400,000 of gold stolen that was being held for his "political party" the National Party. When Gardaí investigated they quickly satisfied themselves that the gold was properly held and there was likely no crime committed.

Why does a bunch of neo-nazis have a gold hoard I hear you ask? Because they think that the government is going to collapse taking the Euro with it and they'll be high on the hog with a (quite small) amount of gold come the apocalypse. This despite gold likely not having any value for hundreds of years after society collapse, given it's general uselessness as a substance for making tools with.

https://www.rte.ie/news/2023/0724/13...t-in-dublin-4/
I was going to post that! Whackjobs.
Also he's remembered for "changing his mind" on divorce after wanting one.
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Old 24th July 2023, 03:20 PM   #205
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Rough sleeper used shopping trolley to dump fridge in Middlesbrough

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Abbas Gravand became aggressive with council workers when they visited him as part of their investigation. The fridge dumping incident was investigated by Middlesbrough Council’s environmental neighbourhood safety team after being captured on CCTV.
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Gravand pleaded guilty to the offence which falls under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 and magistrates fined him £200.
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After the hearing Cllr Janet Thompson, Middlesbrough Council’s executive member for community safety, said: "Flytipping is completely unacceptable and this man's behaviour has rightly been punished by the courts.
https://www.gazettelive.co.uk/news/t...y-27371843.amp
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"Flytipping"?
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"Flytipping"?
That was a new one to me too, a while back. I gather it's unauthorised dumping of rubbish.
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Originally Posted by Orphia Nay View Post
That was a new one to me too, a while back. I gather it's unauthorised dumping of rubbish.
Indeed.

What's the point of fining a rough sleeper £200. If he had that kind of money he wouldn't be rough sleeping.

It could be argued he just moved something already dumped.
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Originally Posted by Andy_Ross View Post
Indeed.

What's the point of fining a rough sleeper £200. If he had that kind of money he wouldn't be rough sleeping.

It could be argued he just moved something already dumped.
My first thought too, why didn't they go after who illegally dumped it where he normally sleeps?
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Old 25th July 2023, 01:41 AM   #210
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Originally Posted by Gulliver Foyle View Post
My first thought too, why didn't they go after who illegally dumped it where he normally sleeps?
Too difficult.

"I hope this sends out a message to anyone else thinking of fly tipping that we will pursue you take all action available to us"

Yea right
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Sinéad O'Connor has died.
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Sinéad O'Connor has died.
Sad news
Her funeral is in 7 hours and 15 days.
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Could I get a link to that last one? We just got an Aldi.
Ask and ye shall receive:

https://www.echo-news.co.uk/news/236...savvy-student/

I hope you like porridge.
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I suppose this is local news, since I live near Manchester, N.H.

Escaped New Hampshire inmate shot and killed by police officer in Miami store

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An inmate who escaped from a New Hampshire correctional facility was shot and killed by a police officer after threatening two people with a knife, officials said.

On July 21, Darien Young walked off the grounds of the Calumet House transitional housing unit — a facility for prisoner re-entry in Manchester — and didn't return, the New Hampshire Department of Corrections said in a news statement.

Six days later, Miami Beach police said they received a 911 call at 5:32 p.m. that a man was threatening two people with a knife at a Victoria's Secret. Police arrived at the location and an officer shot Young.
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What kind of freaking idiot runs away when he's ten days from a possible parole? This kind of freaking idiot, that's who. And threatening people at a Victoria's Secret? What was he gonna do, steal panties? These places don't deal much in cash anymore. Moron. Dead moron.
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I suppose this is local news, since I live near Manchester, N.H.

Escaped New Hampshire inmate shot and killed by police officer in Miami store





What kind of freaking idiot runs away when he's ten days from a possible parole? This kind of freaking idiot, that's who. And threatening people at a Victoria's Secret? What was he gonna do, steal panties? These places don't deal much in cash anymore. Moron. Dead moron.
In a reasonable World, somewhere along the line, the perp would have been declared insane and locked up for his and society's protection. But it's cheaper to let such roam the streets.
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In more local news, the National Party are looking like they're about to implode, with the rest of the leadership saying Barrett's been removed from the party and Barrett shouting at the top of his lungs I'M STILL THE FÜHRER!

https://www.thejournal.ie/national-p...32971-Jul2023/

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In more local news, the National Party are looking like they're about to implode, with the rest of the leadership saying Barrett's been removed from the party and Barrett shouting at the top of his lungs I'M STILL THE FÜHRER!

https://www.thejournal.ie/national-p...32971-Jul2023/

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There is much chortling.
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I can just about see Fellows Oval from where I work.

Person in custody following alleged stabbing of two people on ANU campus

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An ACT Policing statement said two people had been taken to hospital with stab wounds, along with a third person who was allegedly assaulted.

“ACT Policing and ACT Ambulance Service were called to ANU following reports of a stabbing incident at about 2:45 pm this afternoon,” they said.

“One person is in custody in relation to this matter and no other people are being sought by police.”
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There was non-fatal stabbing at Dublin Airport yesterday.
https://www.breakingnews.ie/ireland/...t-1527732.html
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There was non-fatal stabbing at Dublin Airport yesterday.
https://www.breakingnews.ie/ireland/...t-1527732.html
Jaysus, I was in Dublin airport yesterday. Though luckily I flew out five hours before this.
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Jaysus, I was in Dublin airport yesterday. Though luckily I flew out five hours before this.
Indeed, the chaos appears to have been worse than usual afterwards. I do sense a certain defensiveness in the airport police comments, I wonder what happened...
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I can just about see Fellows Oval from where I work.

Person in custody following alleged stabbing of two people on ANU campus
The guy has now been charged with attempted murder, along with several other charges relating to assault and possession of a weapon intended to cause harm.

Man charged with attempted murder over stabbing of two female students at Australian National University

I'm also seeing reports that it's the same guy who attacked several people with a baseball bat a couple of years ago.

A close friend of mine crosses Fellows Oval every day to get lunch, and she was lucky enough to have been delayed at a separate appointment, and wasn't there at the time of the attack. She would have been, if not for that delay.
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Confirmed that the attacker is Alex Ophel, the same person who did the baseball bat attacks and was acquitted on grounds of mental illness.
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Indeed, the chaos appears to have been worse than usual afterwards. I do sense a certain defensiveness in the airport police comments, I wonder what happened...
The airport peelers aren't that well resourced and are a private company (which explains the first bit). Wouldn't be too surprised they're worried that the job will be taken over by the proper peelers.
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The airport peelers aren't that well resourced and are a private company (which explains the first bit). Wouldn't be too surprised they're worried that the job will be taken over by the proper peelers.
They're DAA's rent a cops, almost without exception (and I worked in the airport for 18 months) they're idiots.
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They're DAA's rent a cops, almost without exception (and I worked in the airport for 18 months) they're idiots.
Problem is that while they're nothing but puffed up bouncers (and we know what Irish bouncers are like), they've got actual police powers on site. Plus they run the fire engines.
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Looks like Irma will finally get some justice.

Man arrested in Melbourne over 1999 cold case murder of Canberra woman Irma Palasics

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Problem is that while they're nothing but puffed up bouncers (and we know what Irish bouncers are like), they've got actual police powers on site. Plus they run the fire engines.
They have *limited* powers, as Authorised Officers, on airport property. Something I've had to point out to them on occasion.
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