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Re: Non-EU europe thread (with Russia, Israel and Australia included)
« Reply #1860 on: August 13, 2021, 11:20:54 pm »

Madmen don't need motives.

To shoot a 3 year old toddler one needs to be really far gone into coockoo land.
Madness has a source.  It is made in a toxic soup of emotions and thoughts.  Figuring out the ingredients... and how to prevent the concoction from being brewed with said ingredients is how you prevent further madness from propagating. 

Mental health is an issue we often times ignore, because suck it up, you shouldn't show weakness and everything will work out.
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Re: Non-EU europe thread (with Russia, Israel and Australia included)
« Reply #1861 on: August 14, 2021, 04:49:21 am »

Madmen don't need motives.

To shoot a 3 year old toddler one needs to be really far gone into coockoo land.
Maybe they don't need motives, but a lot of times they'll have triggers. I guess this one will have to be one for the criminal psychologists though

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Re: Non-EU europe thread (with Russia, Israel and Australia included)
« Reply #1862 on: August 14, 2021, 11:53:11 am »

First victim was the shooter's mother [snip]

Not a practicing criminal psychologist but this bit seems a tad relevant...
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« Reply #1863 on: September 17, 2021, 03:44:41 am »

Apple and Google have deleted jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny’s apps from their online stores after Russian authorities threatened jail time for their employees, Navalny’s aides said Friday.

The move comes as voting gets underway in parliamentary elections overshadowed by an unprecedented crackdown on the opposition.

The Navalny app contained recommendations for its supporters to cast their ballots in favor of challengers to incumbents from the pro-Putin ruling United Russia party during the Sept. 17-19 poll.

Apple has also disabled its Private Relay feature, which hides a user’s IP address, within Russia, internet monitors said.

The tech giants succumbed to state pressure one month after Russia’s communications watchdog Roskomnadzor issued a takedown order, citing a Moscow court ruling that declared the opposition leader’s network “extremist.”
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Re: Non-EU europe thread (with Russia, Israel and Australia included)
« Reply #1864 on: September 20, 2021, 04:40:07 am »

Apple: we support everyone, every race, every sex, gender and creed
but not if you oppose putin lol

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« Reply #1865 on: September 20, 2021, 11:21:02 am »

Apple: we support everyone, every race, every sex, gender and creed
but not if you oppose putin lol

Or if you're LBGTQ+ too sexual. Or one of those darker skinned races. Or...
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Re: Non-EU europe thread (with Russia, Israel and Australia included)
« Reply #1866 on: September 29, 2021, 12:03:08 pm »

For reasons I have yet to fathom, GB stickers are now not valid (on their own) on British vehicles driving abroad. Already I knew that the EU flag (if shown on the numberplate) needed to be augmented by (what was) the GB sticker[1], but now it is suddenly (apparently at the request of Westminster?) changed to the letters UK (with or without Union Flag).

And this happend yesterday, and everyone seems surprised by it so it's hard to know why - or even if anybody at the top actually intended it for... reasons..? Perhaps it was an accidental request for change, when it was meant to be a confirmation that both are valid?  ISO 3166-2 still says GB is correct, I think, and UK still only 'reserved' (though it is the other way round in geographic TLDs!).

Though it's entirely possible it's to not exclude NI (not on/trivially-offshore-of GB the island), and/or to allow the exclusion of Scotland (in the event the UK stops being quite as U).

I must find out more, I've only just heard about it and nobody yet sems to know/specify the root causation. But it might cause problems (that will be blamed on various parties, naturally, as if there aren't already enough problems[2]).


[1] When still in the EU, there were a wide range of options for EU driving, including Alba/Cymru variations within certain limits, and a lot of 'EU-style' plates (even if not EU-badged) might satisfy internal rules even if not Vienna Convention-compliant (with regionally-appropriate  Saltires/Crosses/Dragons/Roses/etc, for one degree or other of regionalised pride). Ecosse/Alba are quite common, for those who wish them over Sco(tland); Cym(ru) probably far far more dominant over the also allowable Wal(es), and... Well... Eng(land) is as it is.

[2] If you get a special visa to drive a lorry in the UB/GK, folks, remember that it's valid only until Christmas Eve. Which seems a bit Grinchy to me. "We desperately need you, apparently... but the moment the clock strikes midnight you need to have left. Merry Christmas, Johnny Foreigner!"
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Re: Non-EU europe thread (with Russia, Israel and Australia included)
« Reply #1867 on: September 30, 2021, 09:42:46 am »

tfw ur license plate is not heckin cute and valid

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« Reply #1868 on: October 01, 2021, 05:48:23 pm »

(Still not sure how to respond to that. Just saying, so you don't think I am. But thanks for not making this a double-post.)

The funny side of fuel-shortages...

Well, I (double-)belly laughed at it.

And, seriously, I doubt the tanker had a "3YE" Hazchem EIP label (probably "1T", which is obviously not fuel of any kind), let alone be a "1203" for petrol.
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Re: Non-EU europe thread (with Russia, Israel and Australia included)
« Reply #1869 on: October 04, 2021, 04:30:14 am »

Ducks following the leader

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« Reply #1870 on: October 04, 2021, 03:39:25 pm »

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Re: Non-EU europe thread (with Russia, Israel and Australia included)
« Reply #1871 on: October 04, 2021, 04:03:39 pm »

First the gov had the army nick Iraq's oil, now they've got them delivering Iraq's oil

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« Reply #1872 on: October 04, 2021, 04:18:28 pm »

Seems legit
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Re: Non-EU europe thread (with Russia, Israel and Australia included)
« Reply #1873 on: October 04, 2021, 05:43:30 pm »

Note that a people have been begging the government to send the army in on this. A week or two ago they said they had "no plans to use the army"[1]. But then they also said they wouldn't grant additional visas for lorry drivers in general, etc, in the run up to Christmas, and we know how that went. (For those who don't: firstly "only until Christmas Eve", now I think they've made it (or another patch-up) last until March...)

I'd despair, if it wasn't going almost exactly to expectations (pessamistic expectations, at that).


[1] I hope not. As it was unfolding I was mulling over to myself that they should have had plans, even if they were still resisting the intent to use those plans. And I've heard since then that they have indeed had the particular logistics unit(s) involved periodically going out on fuel runs to keep brushed up on the necessaries.
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