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Music , boatlife, leftish, green, pro Europe, and probably 'woken' too. I like people and dogs. Made from apples. Well, mainly apples.

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Skepticat, to random
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It takes me about 15 hours to fully wake up in the morning.

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@Skepticat takes me about 25 hours. Currently I'm in debt to the amount of seven weeks.

dgar, to random
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FYI: "Toe the line"

The idiom is toe the line, not tow the line.

The phrase derives from track-and-field events in which athletes are required to place a foot on a starting line and wait for the signal to go. Race officials used to shout “Toe the line!” where now they shout “On your marks!”

Since entering the language, the idiom has developed to mean do what is expected or act according to someone else’s rules or expectations.


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@NormanDunbar @dgar one cannon two cannon.

capnthommo, to random
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"und how long had you been hearink zese voices?"
National service welcomed by young people, claims Tory MP https://www.bbc.com/news/articles/cedd44w3xkqo

JimsPhotos, to nature
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So hard to photograph these in flight. This is my first ever photo of a Swift..

#nature #birds #Wildlife #photography #NaturePhotography #BirdPhotography #BirdsOfMastodon #UK #Swift

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@JimsPhotos this year? Haven't seen a single one yet myself. A few martins and swallows but not one swift. Every year I wait for them, worried that this will be the year they don't return.

capnthommo, to random
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Oy, cleverly. Fuck off, and when you get there fuck off some more, and then fuck of again and keep doing it until you go all round the world until you get back here. And then fuck off.
National service plan will get young people 'out of their bubble', James Cleverly says https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/cd11qev122yo

capnthommo, to random
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I'm not a Tory in any way, but I would like to formally announce that I will not be standing as a candidate for the conservative party in the upcoming general election.

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GottaLaff, to random
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“Smartmatic alleges that Newsmax has destroyed evidence in the voting machine company's lawsuit against the right-wing news channel over false claims that Smartmatic helped “rig" the 2020 election, according to court documents made public this week.

Lawyers for Florida-based Smartmatic allege that Newsmax engaged in a “cover-up” by destroying texts and emails of key executives…”

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@GottaLaff are they still whining on about that?

RickiTarr, to random
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I'd like to think our genetics don't define us, and then I'll meet a herding dog, and start thinking, "Well, maybe..."

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@RickiTarr you should see my collie if more than just me walks him. Drives him to distraction trying to keep us together and going in what he imagines to be the right direction. He's only ten months so if I fancied a change of lifestyle I'm sure it wouldn't take that much more effort to train him to herd properly.

StillIRise1963, to random
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A movie where orcas and humans work together to save humankind from the uber wealthy. DO IT!

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@StillIRise1963 movie? Let's make it happen irl

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@StillIRise1963 @LinuxAndYarn if the wolves will join up they'd be a huge bonus for the tactical thinking side. Excellent team workers

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@StillIRise1963 @LinuxAndYarn I wonder where sharks would stand in this. And yes, I'm sure there must be quite a few woodlandies who'd join in. Fox must hold a bit of a grudge over fox hunting. And I think otters would be a really useful inland waters and coastal strike force. Seal have cause to join in too.

junesim63, to humanrights
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The Rwandan government has barred Clementine de Montjoye, a senior researcher in Human Rights Watch’s Africa division, from entering the country, prompting accusations that officials are seeking to dodge independent scrutiny just weeks before the UK government is due to send asylum seekers there for the first time.

#HRW #Rwanda #HumanRights #AsylumSeekers


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@junesim63 that's not at all a giveaway is it. Oh not, not at all.

capnthommo, to random
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No shit Sherlock!
South West Water &;fallen short&; on Devon parasite outbreak https://www.bbc.com/news/articles/crgyg47wg16o

shoq, to random
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If you thought we could survive all of this madness, think again. We’re at war with stupidity on a previously unimaginable scale.

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@shoq I can't believe these pics are not biting anti trump satire. But apparently they're genuine. We're finished as a species aren't we - these (insert term of choice) are going to take the rest of us down with them aren't they.

ronanmcd, to random
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Just talking with my wife who was canvassed earlier by a local election candidate. They can't call into houses flying the national flag due to fear of assault. All this far right galvanisation is due to decades of neoliberal governments turning a blind eye to everything but the growth of business. Now we have angry electorates getting their information from algorithms which are created by exactly those businesses beloved of those neoliberal governments

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@ronanmcd well now we know how to avoid having chinless toryboy turn up at our front doors.

randahl, to random
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7 kilometers in 7 days — that’s the distance you walk in an hour, only it took a week for the Russians to get that far into Kharkiv Oblast.

From analysis I have read this week, Russia has lost more than 7,000 soldiers to take strips of forrest, and small settlements.

The invaders have now reached the first of two Ukrainian defensive lines which run east to west, and with the relatively few soldiers and limited armored resources they have committed, they will likely not get much further.


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@randahl smacks of the Winter War. A Soviet general afterwards commented, when asked afterwards if it was a success, replied "yes, we won as much ground as was needed to bury our dead".

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@nf3xn @wolf @randahl yeah. My, and his, point was that it was a pyrrhic victory. Any more victories like that and they would have been destroyed.

capnthommo, to random
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"All for ourselves, and nothing for other people, seems, in every age of the world, to have been the vile maxim of the masters of mankind." Adam Smith

capnthommo, to random
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Summer will not be the same without these glorious visitors. Come on people.
Swallow, swift and house martin populations have nearly halved, finds UK bird survey https://www.theguardian.com/environment/article/2024/may/16/swallows-swifts-house-martins-decline-uk-bird-survey-aoe

maxleibman, to random
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Me: I'm at the end of my rope!

Capitalists: Why didn't you buy more rope?!

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@maxleibman internet: I see you've bought rope - perhaps you'd like to buy rope from these rope sellers.

capnthommo, to random
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Two words for them. I can't write them but I'm sure you know what they are
Jeremy Hunt and Mel Stride warn against benefits ‘lifestyle choice’ https://www.theguardian.com/society/article/2024/may/15/jeremy-hunt-mel-stride-warn-benefits-lifestyle-choice-unemployment

ChrisMayLA6, to random
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The HoC Public Accounts Comm. has concluded the civil service lack both skills & capacity to property oversee infrastructure projects contributing both to the evident delays & budgeting problems.

Civil servants have become too reliant on outsourced expertise (consultants & the contractors) for evaluation, with the state no longer able to act as an 'intelligent client'.

The Tory attrition and politicisation of the civil service has (and is having) sigficant detrimental impact.


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@ChrisMayLA6 I await the civil service being hived of to government friends and acquaintances. At vast cost.

fkamiah17, to UKpolitics
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Bit much coming from Sunak but you can't say Keith didn't walk straight into it.

GPLB: "Sunak says Elphicke defection shows Starmer is 'completely and utterly unprincipled' and doesn't stand for anything"

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@fkamiah17 does look a lot like a trap. If I were him I'd be saying "ok Natalie, we've reviewed your application and I'm afraid you won't be welcome. Particularly in light of the revelations since you crossed the floor, when taken in combination with your decision to stand down, and your history".
Trojan horse.

Hope4All, to random
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@TCMuffin @Hope4All
Tory: n, E, corrupt person.
Note: actually I think its etymology is Irish not English but not certain.

seanbala, to chicago
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In the 1880s, the mark of consumption among elites was replacing gaslights for electric ones. Today it is the replacement of electric ones for useless decorative gas lights that constantly burn. We see these in many wealthy neighborhoods in Chicago.

I really don't know about the mechanics of this system. Nor do I know anything about the people. Just always find such fixtures strange.

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@seanbala not exactly a new concept though. It used to be a sign of wealth to have a pale skin because you didn't have to work. Now people spend a fortune trying to get the kind of tan you can get for free just by going and toiling in the fields from sunrise to sunset.

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