The news today.

in reality, all of this has been a total load of old bollocks
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The news today.

Postby The Prof » 24 Jun 2021, 11:17

A thread idea to post news stories of the day.
Discuss, dismiss & dissect.
Be disgusted, dismayed or delighted.
(Nb/ not for outright conspiracy theories but minor questions are fine)

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Postby The Prof » 24 Jun 2021, 11:17

A British ship taunting the Russian navy by sailing for an hour in disputed waters. A scramble of Russian planes and ships, shots fired and this British warshipship just happens to have a BBC film crew on board.
I’m sure there’s a logical explanation.

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Postby Deebank » 24 Jun 2021, 11:20

The Prof wrote:A British ship taunting the Russian navy by sailing for an hour in disputed waters. A scramble of Russian planes and ships, shots fired and this British warshipship just happens to have a BBC film crew on board.
I’m sure there’s a logical explanation.


Last I heard the MoD denied the story.
Not sure why they’d need to be in the Black Sea at all though.
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Postby Geezee » 24 Jun 2021, 11:26

Because there is a by-election, obviously.
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Postby The Prof » 24 Jun 2021, 11:36

Deebank wrote:
The Prof wrote:A British ship taunting the Russian navy by sailing for an hour in disputed waters. A scramble of Russian planes and ships, shots fired and this British warshipship just happens to have a BBC film crew on board.
I’m sure there’s a logical explanation.


Last I heard the MoD denied the story.
Not sure why they’d need to be in the Black Sea at all though.

Hard to deny it when it was on the 6 o'clock news

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Postby Deebank » 24 Jun 2021, 13:00

The Prof wrote:
Deebank wrote:
The Prof wrote:A British ship taunting the Russian navy by sailing for an hour in disputed waters. A scramble of Russian planes and ships, shots fired and this British warshipship just happens to have a BBC film crew on board.
I’m sure there’s a logical explanation.


Last I heard the MoD denied the story.
Not sure why they’d need to be in the Black Sea at all though.

Hard to deny it when it was on the 6 o'clock news


For clarification, they denied that any shots were fired.
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Postby The Prof » 24 Jun 2021, 13:19

Deebank wrote:
For clarification, they denied that any shots were fired.


Later changed to "No shots were directed at HMS Defender".
Meaning warning shots were fired near to but not at the ship.

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Postby Deebank » 24 Jun 2021, 13:20

Our brave boys, defending our interests in the Black Sea!

Erm.... What are our interests in the Black Sea? :?
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Postby Deebank » 24 Jun 2021, 13:24

The Prof wrote:
Deebank wrote:
For clarification, they denied that any shots were fired.


Later changed to "No shots were directed at HMS Defender".
Meaning warning shots were fired near to but not at the ship.


Which is what the Russians said in the first place :roll:

I have no time for Russia's pathetic limp-dick imperialism in the Crimea but it is equally pathetic for the Royal Navy to start willy-waving in the area for no good reason.
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Postby jimboo » 24 Jun 2021, 13:33

I think it would be wise to seek the council of Field Marshal FitzRoy James Henry Somerset, 1st Baron Raglan, GCB, PC before we assume anything.
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Postby Rorschach » 24 Jun 2021, 14:25

Which side is the Ottoman Empire taking this time?

And where are the fucking French!!??
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Taking back control........
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Postby Hightea » 24 Jun 2021, 19:22

Rudy Giuliani suspended from practicing law in New York state
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Postby yomptepi » 24 Jun 2021, 20:48

Rorschach wrote:Which side is the Ottoman Empire taking this time?

And where are the fucking French!!??



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Postby The Prof » 25 Jun 2021, 13:26

Matt Hancock! :lol:
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Postby Jimbly » 25 Jun 2021, 13:38

Trying to brass neck it out at the moment.
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Postby Tom Waits For No One » 25 Jun 2021, 14:55

Case closed according to the PM
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Postby Six String » 25 Jun 2021, 18:55

Derek Chauvin, the ex police officer who killed George Floyd is being sentenced this afternoon. Prosecutors want 30 Y, defense wants probation! The max is 40 Y and someone with no previous record typically gets 12.5 Y. I don’t think they should be lenient and it shouldn’t be so low that he gets out in 2 Y based on good behavior.
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Postby kath » 25 Jun 2021, 20:49

Six String wrote:Derek Chauvin, the ex police officer who killed George Floyd is being sentenced this afternoon. Prosecutors want 30 Y, defense wants probation! The max is 40 Y and someone with no previous record typically gets 12.5 Y. I don’t think they should be lenient and it shouldn’t be so low that he gets out in 2 Y based on good behavior.


the sentence is coming out any minute. the fucking rancid bastard.

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Postby kath » 25 Jun 2021, 20:56

kath wrote:
Six String wrote:Derek Chauvin, the ex police officer who killed George Floyd is being sentenced this afternoon. Prosecutors want 30 Y, defense wants probation! The max is 40 Y and someone with no previous record typically gets 12.5 Y. I don’t think they should be lenient and it shouldn’t be so low that he gets out in 2 Y based on good behavior.


the sentence is coming out any minute. the fucking rancid bastard.


he just got 22.5 years. not enough.