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Ringo

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Nice to see the BNP out winning hearts and minds
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mart
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Yeah that was a real dust-up wasn't it.

Politics in action.

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mart
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I wonder who's winning in the elections.
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Ringo

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I'm a bit torn because on the one hand if some dude off the street spat in my face I'd be liable to react just the same, but if a bnp candidate were in my area flapping his ballbag face around spreading lies and hate, I'd probably be first in the queue to use this human spitoon
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Thorn Davis

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Presumably, if someone spits in your face and then you punch them, and then beat them to the ground and keep punching them while they're on the ground, and the whole incident is captured on camera, you can wind up in court.

Anyway. The depressing thing is that the BNP are taking the position of victims, being threatened and attacked just because they dared to stand up for democracy and common sense. I was talking to Dr Benway about this on XBox live, and he said that basically this proves that the Indians are a bunch of phlegm-lobbing animals "no better than the camels that they fuck". I said I didn't know whether they had camels in India and he told me to "fuck off and read the Guardian" and disconnected from the party.

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Black Mask

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It's the camels I feel sorry for...

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Octavia
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Stupid commercialised crap
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They do have camels in India.
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Black Mask

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lol

Why can't we have a PM with a name like that?

Toodlepip Malcolm.

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mart
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My girlfriend reckons our local LibDem candidate dude looks a bit like me:

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Whaddayareckon.

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MiscellaneousFiles

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Dreamy!
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Thorn Davis

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That's exactly what I imagine Black Mask looks like. Easy to imagine him striding across Waitrose car park, blipping the locks open on his Audi, as soon as he gets in range.
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Black Mask

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I look ever so slightly more like Jeremy Irons.

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Thorn Davis

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I can't quite get me head round the election result so far: it seems like all the parties did worse than they hoped, with the sole exception of the Green party who seem over the moon with their one (1) MP. The Tories keep chirruping that "Britain has voted for change", but really they should have been looking for the kind of landslide that Labour had in 1997.

Still. Some positive things have come out of this: immense voter turn out is inspiring, as is the fact that the BNP had a fucking disastrous time all the way through the campaign right up to the result. I'm sure all of us - Labour, Tory, LibDem, whatever - can gather together and share a point and LOL at that one.

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Cherry In Hove
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I think it's absolutely ridiculous that Labour have got 29.2% of the votes and 245 seats whilst Lib Dems have got 22.9% of the votes and only 51 seat.

This means that Lib dems got 78.4% of the votes that Labour have got but they get 20.8% of the seats they get. We need proportional representation.

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Ringo

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The sensible way forward is for two parties to form a temporary coalition to allow for electoral reform brinign in proportional representation. Then do the whole thing again in a few months' time.
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quote:
Originally posted by Cherry In Hove:
I think it's absolutely ridiculous that Labour have got 29.2% of the votes and 245 seats whilst Lib Dems have got 22.9% of the votes and only 51 seat.

This means that Lib dems got 78.4% of the votes that Labour have got but they get 20.8% of the seats they get. We need proportional representation.

Yeah, I was a bit like WTF over that. The Lib Dems have done tremendously well to prove that they're not 'that other party'

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Kanye West
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i'm ill, didn't vote, woke up and thought 'whatevs' at the news.
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Thorn Davis

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quote:
Originally posted by Kanye West:
being married is gay.

Tell that to Ringo.
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Thorn Davis

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Because he's getting married.
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Cherry In Hove
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Got pets, Bought a house, getting married. Our Ringo is all grown up. :emotionaltear:

Shall we take bets on how long before the pregnancy announcement comes?

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Thorn Davis

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Hard to say. Give it a year maybe. At least they're getting married, rather than procreating out of wedlock, like a pair of neanderthals.
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quote:
Originally posted by Kanye West:
i'm ill, woke up and thought 'whatevs' at the news.

Can't believe you're not the least bit happy for Ringo.
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Ringo

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Can't afford a kid. Can't really afford a wedding, but I'm relying on the father of the bride paying for it. That's how it works, right? Even if the bride's father is a Muslim?
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Thorn Davis

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I think if he's a muslim he has to stone her to death for living with you before marriage.

Also - kids are free.

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Black Mask

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I think the father of the bride gets to fuck you first, Ringo.

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Ringo

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This deal's getting worse all the time
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Cherry In Hove
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quote:
Originally posted by Thorn Davis:
Also - kids are free.

Yeah, It's actually cheaper to have a baby than it is to not have a baby as you stop going out.

Even Uni is relatively easy to save for as assuming it will cost £6k a year for three years, you only need to be saving like £20 a week or something from when they're born. And with compound interested etc, you probably only need to be putting half that amount away. Maybe.

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Ringo

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I think I also read in the Daily Mail that because I'm working class I get hundreds of pounds a week as some kind of prize for having procreated. Can anyone confirm this please?
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Cherry In Hove
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You get like £20 a week unless you earn over 44k.
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Cherry In Hove
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That might be a month actually. I'm not sure.
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Ringo

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is that combined income or just the income of the highest earner in the household?

Still, £20 a week hardly seems worth it.

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Cherry In Hove
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That is going to be the income of the main earner. So, if the main earner earns £44,001 and the other parent doesn't work then you get nothing, but if both parents work and both earn £43,999 so a joint income of £87,998, then you get the full amount.

You also get the joy of having a child which is almost as good as the joy of when you have an amazing gaming session and play out of your skin. For example, if you're normally on like a 0.7:1 Kill:death ratio in Halo, then one day you've had just the right amount of coffee or something and your sniping is amazing and you finish the day on like a 2.8:1 kill death ratio, having a child is nearly as good as that.

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Thorn Davis

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CiH is correct. I got 100% on Expert drums on Ghostbusters the other day, and it felt exactly like the day Alice was born.

Of course, no-one gives me £20 a week to play Rock Band, so on balance the baby is better.

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Ringo

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Presumably Alice being born is something which can only happen once, whereas with a game you're free to go back and do it again and again
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Thorn Davis

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quote:
Originally posted by Cherry In Hove:
That is going to be the income of the main earner. So, if the main earner earns £44,001 and the other parent doesn't work then you get nothing, but if both parents work and both earn £43,999 so a joint income of £87,998, then you get the full amount.

Well, that sounds like a good incentive for the mother to go out and get a facking job rather than lounging around the house wearing her dildos down to a nub.

ETA: Also I'm sure if you asked your employer to put your salary down by two quid, they would oblige.

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