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Re: In the News
« Reply #315 on: November 21, 2014, 03:08:33 PM »
I split off the ongoing discussion into a new thread.
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Re: In the News
« Reply #316 on: November 21, 2014, 04:10:59 PM »
Also in the news at the moment.

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I'd be more apathetic if I weren't so lethargic.

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Re: In the News
« Reply #318 on: December 05, 2014, 01:31:55 PM »
Some happier news (in my opinion, anyway): the High Court has overturned a government ban on the sending of books to prisoners in England and Wales - the BBC News article has more details.

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Re: In the News
« Reply #319 on: December 05, 2014, 01:47:40 PM »
I'd be more apathetic if I weren't so lethargic.

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Re: In the News
« Reply #320 on: December 05, 2014, 02:09:15 PM »
Yay for that :)
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Re: In the News
« Reply #321 on: December 13, 2014, 02:48:58 PM »
So Russian Tolkien fans were planning will no longer be raising the eye of sauron over Moscow to celebrate the new hobbit film because of objections by the orthodox church. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/dec/10/russia-scraps-eye-of-sauron-art-installation

“Such a symbol of the triumph of evil is rising up over the city, becoming practically the highest object in the city. Is that good or bad? I’m afraid it’s more likely bad. Just don’t be surprised later if something goes wrong with the city.”

I reckon they were just worried a dragon would rock up and swipe all their gold.

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Re: In the News
« Reply #322 on: December 14, 2014, 09:58:02 AM »
Well has Glaurung been to Russia yet?

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Re: In the News
« Reply #323 on: December 14, 2014, 11:29:03 AM »
Well has Glaurung been to Russia yet?
No, the closest I've got is the border station in Lithuania. Besides, I thought Putin had got all their gold already.

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Re: In the News
« Reply #324 on: December 17, 2014, 02:30:58 PM »
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-30507836

So this happened. I'm tired of saying the same thing over and over.

Also this
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Re: In the News
« Reply #325 on: December 17, 2014, 02:47:09 PM »
Somehow the US will be to blame for those poor child's deaths.

Also, "oops my camera stopped working, guess you can't prosecute me".
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Re: In the News
« Reply #326 on: December 17, 2014, 02:52:45 PM »
Interesting that the Afghan Taliban have condemned the Pakistani Taliban's attack - if not even all the Taliban agree on your attack, it possibly shows new lows have been reached...

I'm in favour of body cameras, though CG's point is dead right - there's one cop in Utah or somewhere who's killed like four people, all of them whilst his camera "malfunctioned". Which is dodgy as hell. But yes, in general I think if you're going to have a country where both citizens and police have firearms, it's damn important to ensure that incidents are recorded.
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Re: In the News
« Reply #327 on: December 17, 2014, 03:26:09 PM »
It's like Russians and their dash-cams.
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Re: In the News
« Reply #328 on: December 22, 2014, 03:21:42 PM »
Another piece of good news (in my opinion): a court in Buenos Aires has decided that an orangutan, though not human, is sentient enough to be entitled to certain basic rights. More in a BBC News article.

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Re: In the News
« Reply #329 on: December 22, 2014, 04:10:11 PM »
I'd be more apathetic if I weren't so lethargic.