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  • theartfullodger
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    Today, Times Diary..
    https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/m...mour-xnbv07b8g

    Mention yesterday of Princess Margaret winning a crossword competition reminded Mark Mason that the Labour MP Tom Driberg used to set Private Eye’s infamously vulgar puzzle. One in 1972 included the clue “Seamen mop up anal infusions (6)”, giving the answer “enemas”. The winner was Mrs Rosalind Runcie, whose husband, then Bishop of St Albans, went on to be Archbishop of Canterbury.
    The CoE sounds more interesting than I'd thought.....

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  • JK0
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    Originally posted by LandlordWannabe View Post

    If it was cheap enough I would have loved something like that when I was working away.
    Oh, well that's the crux, isn't it? I have two bedroom flats let here in Reading for £700 pcm.

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  • LandlordWannabe
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    Originally posted by JK0 View Post
    You can Live in this Orwellian Nightmare for "Just" $800 Per Month

    75f282b701b9ab8626c9e1bcd930e689.jpg?itok=CM-vlq_H.jpg
    Would HMO rules allow this in the UK?
    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2022-...just-800-month
    If it was cheap enough I would have loved something like that when I was working away.

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  • JK0
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    You can Live in this Orwellian Nightmare for "Just" $800 Per Month

    75f282b701b9ab8626c9e1bcd930e689.jpg?itok=CM-vlq_H.jpg
    Would HMO rules allow this in the UK?
    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2022-...just-800-month

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  • JK0
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    This week, an ASU instructor, and a librarian, who hold themselves out as being Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) gurus, falsely accused a Black DJ of wearing blackface during a charity event for the Scottsdale Unified school district. Stuart Rhoden and Jill Lassen attacked the Scottsdale Unified School District’s Hopi Elementary PTA for hiring Koko...

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  • nukecad
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    Worried about 5G radio waves? Then dose yourself, and your kids, with DNA damaging Beta radiation.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-59703523

    I mean come on, if they wanted to scam people they could have just sold them a piece of inert plastic.

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  • Jon66
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    It's all to do with the pelvic muscles . . . horse riders are particularly good at this, so I've heard 😱

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  • theartfullodger
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    In today's "Times", article about socially-active aristos, drumming up interest in
    A Very British Scandal, a new TV drama about Margaret Campbell, Duchess of Argyll. The duchess, who was inordinately fond of the company of “headless men”, scandalised the country in the Sixties.
    - Boxing Day, BBC

    - there was a new one on me, Doris Castlerosse...

    The last great sexual adventuress — Doris Castlerosse

    Doris Castlerosse was the model for Amanda in Noël Coward’s Private Lives, that cynical tale of sophisticated love. She was a romantic adventurer, a devourer of husbands. She even bedded Cecil Beaton, who preferred to dance at the other end of the ballroom. It led to the best joke by a cuckold: when told, her husband, the 6th Earl of Kenmare quipped: “I never knew Doris was a lesbian.”

    There is debate about whether Churchill had an affair with Castlerosse in the 1930s — Jock Colville, his private secretary, thought so. Such was her skill that Churchill was rumoured to have said: “Doris, you could make a saint come.” Others say that he said she could make a dead man orgasm. This was the era of the “Singapore Grip” and “Shanghai Squeeze”, in which women were supposedly able to bewitch men with certain techniques exported from the Far East — how else could Wallis Simpson, who spent time in China, have bagged a king?
    - another words fail me....

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  • jpkeates
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    Maybe his partner suggested that their relationship needs a shot in the arm, and he misheard...

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  • theartfullodger
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    Words fail me.....


    https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/169232...-bottom-shell/

    THE bomb squad raced to an A&E after a patient arrived with an artillery shell stuck up his behind.

    Army explosives experts were scrambled after medics feared the anti-tank round could be about to explode.
    .....
    The unnamed patient told doctors he “slipped and fell” on the 17cm by 6cm armour-piercing projectile taken from his private arsenal of military collectables.

    It was later identified as being a World War Two 57mm shell that were typically fired from six-pounder anti-tank guns.

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  • JK0
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    Wokingham Borough Council apologises to residents fined after their cars were lifted off the road.

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  • JK0
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    We now live in a world, where bizarro headlines such as the ones below, have become a daily if not hourly occurrence: *TREASURY TO STUDY IMPACT OF CLIMATE ON HOUSEHOLDS, COMMUNITIES *TREASURY LAUNCHES EFFORT ON CLIMATE-RELATED FINANCIAL RISKS *BRAINARD: CLIMATE-SCENARIO ANALYSIS WILL HELP IDENTIFY RISKS *BRAINARD: CLIMATE CHANGE COULD HAVE PROFOUND ECONOMIC EFFECTS *MESTER: FED LOOKS AT CLIMATE CHANGE FROM VIEW OF RISKS TO BANKS *FED IS TAKING THE RIGHT COURSE ON MONITORING CLIMATE CHANGE *FED SHOULD CONSIDER CLIMATE-CHANGE RISK TO FINANCIAL SYSTEM Now, in case someone is still confused, none of these institutions, and not a single of the erudite officials running them, give a rat's ass about the climate, about climate change risks, or about the fate of future generations of Americans (and certainly not about the rising water level sweeping away their massive waterfront mansions): if they did, total US debt and underfunded liabilities wouldn't be just shy of $160 trillion.

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  • JK0
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    You couldn't make this up:

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