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mikelincs Aug 6th 2017 9:18 am

WTF back in the UK
 
inspired by the thread started by Robin123 about ineffectual excuses in the 'trailer park'

http://britishexpats.com/forum/trail...xcuses-901207/

It was suggested that there should be a WTF thread for the UK, so here it is.. :lol:

Pulaski Aug 6th 2017 1:31 pm

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For anyone who doesn't frequent the Trailer Park, this thread in the Trailer Park was the inspiration for the suggestion of needing a WTF thread for the UK.

mikelincs Aug 6th 2017 8:47 pm

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Global warming anyone...

https://uk.yahoo.com/news/unusual-si...110936182.html

Pulaski Aug 6th 2017 11:00 pm

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Originally Posted by mikelincs (Post 12310874)
Global warming anyone. ....

That story has more to do with the stupidity of the person that released it than climate change.

spouse of scouse Aug 6th 2017 11:25 pm

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Meanwhile in Scotland - a 64 year old man was reported as missing by his family. The last time they'd seen him was the day before, in his house. After a month's search involving police, divers, mountain rescue, dogs and volunteers the man was found dead. In his house. Where he'd been all along, dead. :blink:

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/...me-in-scotland

robin1234 Aug 7th 2017 7:29 am

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Originally Posted by spouse of scouse (Post 12310967)
Meanwhile in Scotland - a 64 year old man was reported as missing by his family. The last time they'd seen him was the day before, in his house. After a month's search involving police, divers, mountain rescue, dogs and volunteers the man was found dead. In his house. Where he'd been all along, dead. :blink:

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/...me-in-scotland

I wonder where in the house he was? Strange story though.

mikelincs Aug 7th 2017 8:24 am

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Originally Posted by robin1234 (Post 12311088)
I wonder where in the house he was? Strange story though.

He'd have been good at hide and seek.. :lol:

robin1234 Aug 8th 2017 8:10 am

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Originally Posted by mikelincs (Post 12311111)
He'd have been good at hide and seek.. :lol:

He certainly knew how to keep quiet.

spouse of scouse Aug 8th 2017 9:37 am

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You pair of buggers :lol:

Must admit, I've been wondering where he was too. Hope I don't die wondering :unsure:

mikelincs Aug 8th 2017 10:12 am

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Jogging should be banned?

Jogger pushes pedestrian into the path of a bus in Putney | Daily Mail Online

spouse of scouse Aug 8th 2017 10:27 am

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Originally Posted by mikelincs (Post 12311984)

That one certainly should be. Although he didn't 'knock her over' as the story states, she tripped on his foot/leg. But the fact that he passed her coming back and wouldn't even acknowledge her when she tried to speak to him is appalling. Hope he gets nicked and sent down (I'm trying to adapt my language to my new country) :lol:

Nutek Aug 8th 2017 11:06 am

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Originally Posted by mikelincs (Post 12311984)
Jogging should be banned?

Without even reading the link..

Yes. Yes it should. :nod:

Zoe Bell Aug 8th 2017 3:57 pm

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Originally Posted by spouse of scouse (Post 12311991)
That one certainly should be. Although he didn't 'knock her over' as the story states, she tripped on his foot/leg. But the fact that he passed her coming back and wouldn't even acknowledge her when she tried to speak to him is appalling. Hope he gets nicked and sent down (I'm trying to adapt my language to my new country) :lol:

watching the video here
Putney Bridge: CCTV of jogger 'pushing' woman in front of bus - BBC News

I'm fairly certain that's his arm pushing her.

robin1234 Aug 8th 2017 4:44 pm

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Originally Posted by mikelincs (Post 12311984)

This probably explains it;

'We believe he is from the Fulham area and she is from Putney.'

spouse of scouse Aug 8th 2017 6:38 pm

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Originally Posted by Zoe Bell (Post 12312221)
watching the video here
Putney Bridge: CCTV of jogger 'pushing' woman in front of bus - BBC News

I'm fairly certain that's his arm pushing her.

Looks like the trip to me, but I don't suppose it really matters, the poor sod still ended up in the road.

spouse of scouse Aug 8th 2017 6:55 pm

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I'm not often reduced to this state, but I'm bloody speechless

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/...adeem-muhammad

robin1234 Aug 9th 2017 7:05 am

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Originally Posted by spouse of scouse (Post 12312356)
I'm not often reduced to this state, but I'm bloody speechless

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/...adeem-muhammad

It certainly is a puzzling case. I cannot for the life of me think what his motive could have been.

spouse of scouse Aug 9th 2017 7:58 am

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Originally Posted by robin1234 (Post 12312740)
It certainly is a puzzling case. I cannot for the life of me think what his motive could have been.

Bit of an update in the papers today Robin, the best guess of the investigators is he was planning a suicide attack.

I just can't believe that police didn't arrest him and he was allowed to board two flights.

Or that Manchester Airport security ran a scanner over it and didn't detect anything 'suspicious', so the security head just popped it into her pocket and carried on with her job. It had nitroglycerin in it!

robin1234 Aug 9th 2017 8:25 am

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Originally Posted by spouse of scouse (Post 12312769)
Bit of an update in the papers today Robin, the best guess of the investigators is he was planning a suicide attack.

I just can't believe that police didn't arrest him and he was allowed to board two flights.

Or that Manchester Airport security ran a scanner over it and didn't detect anything 'suspicious', so the security head just popped it into her pocket and carried on with her job. It had nitroglycerin in it!

My wife flew to London with her flute in her carry on last year. Security person at Ottawa said "What's that long metal tube in your backpack?" She replied "My flute". Security person; "oh that's alright then."

spouse of scouse Aug 9th 2017 8:58 am

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Originally Posted by robin1234 (Post 12312778)
My wife flew to London with her flute in her carry on last year. Security person at Ottawa said "What's that long metal tube in your backpack?" She replied "My flute". Security person; "oh that's alright then."

:eek:

Expatrick Aug 9th 2017 11:17 am

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From the Telegraph -

M&S has been forced to change lavatory signs in their stores after complaints of sexism.

A customer at the chain's Holmbush store in Shoreham spotted that the female toilet sign showed a woman with a baby while the sign for male toilet just showed a man, and claimed this suggested that only women look after children.

Writing on Facebook, Sharon Sawyer said: "I was surprised and disappointed at the pictures for the toilets.

"I expected being a family store that you understood that families very much share children's needs and personal care, not just women.

"The picture shows a woman and child. The picture in the comments just shows a man, why?"

robin1234 Aug 9th 2017 11:42 am

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Originally Posted by Expatrick (Post 12312876)
From the Telegraph -

M&S has been forced to change lavatory signs in their stores after complaints of sexism.

A customer at the chain's Holmbush store in Shoreham spotted that the female toilet sign showed a woman with a baby while the sign for male toilet just showed a man, and claimed this suggested that only women look after children.

Writing on Facebook, Sharon Sawyer said: "I was surprised and disappointed at the pictures for the toilets.

"I expected being a family store that you understood that families very much share children's needs and personal care, not just women.

"The picture shows a woman and child. The picture in the comments just shows a man, why?"
."

As an M&S Sparks Card holder, I'd say all the people quoted in the article are idiots (except the M&S spokesperson.)

Nutek Aug 9th 2017 11:54 am

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Sharon Sawyer needs a quick kick up the ass.

livinginnyc Aug 9th 2017 12:17 pm

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Originally Posted by spouse of scouse (Post 12312769)
Bit of an update in the papers today Robin, the best guess of the investigators is he was planning a suicide attack.

I just can't believe that police didn't arrest him and he was allowed to board two flights.

Or that Manchester Airport security ran a scanner over it and didn't detect anything 'suspicious', so the security head just popped it into her pocket and carried on with her job. It had nitroglycerin in it!

Exactly this! Also, if it's considered evidence - 'device' or not, why on earth would you contaminate it in your pocket rather than put it in locked, safe storage?!


Originally Posted by robin1234 (Post 12312778)
My wife flew to London with her flute in her carry on last year. Security person at Ottawa said "What's that long metal tube in your backpack?" She replied "My flute". Security person; "oh that's alright then."

I had a similar thing when i was in my early teens in 2001. I bought a lava lamp in Florida and innocently put it in my carry on when returning to the U.K. Caused some concern when it went through security.

moneypenny20 Aug 9th 2017 12:34 pm

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Originally Posted by robin1234 (Post 12312906)
As an M&S Sparks Card holder, I'd say all the people quoted in the article are idiots (except the M&S spokesperson.)


Originally Posted by Nutek (Post 12312921)
Sharon Sawyer needs a swift kick in the ass.

I don't know. Normally this sort of thing flies over my head because I couldn't really care less but if there are changing mats in the Gents, and there's a unisex changing area, why would they not have a baby on the Gents sign? Men could easily have the baby, see the signs and assume, incorrectly, there are no changing facilities in the Gents and therefore they don't know where to change said baby. Grand scheme of things it's unimportant but maybe because it's unimportant the signs should be correct????????

Like I said, CF+0.

Nutek Aug 9th 2017 12:37 pm

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Originally Posted by moneypenny20 (Post 12312965)
I don't know. Normally this sort of thing flies over my head because I couldn't really care less but if there are changing mats in the Gents, and there's a unisex changing area, why would they not have a baby on the Gents sign? Men could easily have the baby, see the signs and assume, incorrectly, there are no changing facilities in the Gents and therefore they don't know where to change said baby. Grand scheme of things it's unimportant but maybe because it's unimportant the signs should be correct????????

Like I said, CF+0.

Sick of people finding things to be outraged about. I vote they put up a sign showing Sharon having her ass kicked. I volunteer to be the kicker.

/Outraged

moneypenny20 Aug 9th 2017 1:13 pm

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Originally Posted by Nutek (Post 12312969)
Sick of people finding things to be outraged about. I vote they put up a sign showing Sharon having her ass kicked. I volunteer to be the kicker.

/Outraged

Agreed. Outrage should be saved for outrageous things, not silly signs.

I hold your coat and brolly.

robin1234 Aug 9th 2017 1:16 pm

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Originally Posted by Nutek (Post 12312969)
Sick of people finding things to be outraged about. I vote they put up a sign showing Sharon having her ass kicked. I volunteer to be the kicker.

/Outraged

If I was Sharon I'd be ticked off by this insensitive post.

Nutek Aug 9th 2017 1:27 pm

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Originally Posted by robin1234 (Post 12312999)
If I was Sharon I'd be ticked off by this insensitive post.

You should make a post about it on Facebook to see if you can milk a reaction from all the other self-entitled kicked-ass candidates out there. :p

mikelincs Aug 9th 2017 2:14 pm

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OOOOOps BBC An employee (I suspect now ex employee) spotted watching porn in the background of a news broadcast, I don't think it's the first time either.

https://uk.yahoo.com/news/watch-bbc-...110053233.html

Nutek Aug 9th 2017 2:20 pm

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Originally Posted by mikelincs (Post 12313044)
OOOOOps BBC An employee (I suspect now ex employee) spotted watching porn in the background of a news broadcast, I don't think it's the first time either.

https://uk.yahoo.com/news/watch-bbc-...110053233.html

Sharon isn't going to be at all pleased.

Expatrick Aug 9th 2017 2:43 pm

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Originally Posted by Nutek (Post 12313047)
Sharon isn't going to be at all pleased.

Unless of course it was fully "inclusive"!

chawkins99 Aug 9th 2017 2:49 pm

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Originally Posted by mikelincs (Post 12313044)
OOOOOps BBC An employee (I suspect now ex employee) spotted watching porn in the background of a news broadcast, I don't think it's the first time either.

https://uk.yahoo.com/news/watch-bbc-...110053233.html

Well, it was after the watershed. :nod:

mikelincs Aug 9th 2017 2:53 pm

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17 men and one woman accused of grooming young girls for sex, Newcastle was the area and police interviewed over 100 young girls, 20 gave evidence, The police haven't come out of it that well as they employed a convicted child molester to get evidence.

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/child-rapi...135700680.html

BristolUK Aug 9th 2017 9:34 pm

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Originally Posted by Nutek (Post 12313047)
Sharon isn't going to be at all pleased.

She can sue for having her home video hacked. :eek:

spouse of scouse Aug 9th 2017 10:50 pm

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Originally Posted by BristolUK (Post 12313294)
She can sue for having her home video hacked. :eek:

I've had enough of all this bullying of Sharon. I'm going to set up a GoFundMe page for her, she'll need a little holiday to recover :sneaky:

moneypenny20 Aug 10th 2017 1:39 am

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Originally Posted by spouse of scouse (Post 12313349)
I've had enough of all this bullying of Sharon. I'm going to set up a GoFundMe page for her, she'll need a little holiday to recover :sneaky:

Oh I love those important causes. Put me down for a $100.

mikelincs Aug 10th 2017 9:59 am

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Really..... so disgusting..

https://uk.yahoo.com/news/cruel-bull...134642626.html

moneypenny20 Aug 10th 2017 10:10 am

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Originally Posted by mikelincs (Post 12313629)

They didn't want the police involved because they were just being kids but 'something needs to be done'? Yes the police need to be involved and scare the shit out of the kids. No one else is going to put the fear of ... in this shits. :frown:

mikelincs Aug 10th 2017 10:20 am

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Originally Posted by moneypenny20 (Post 12313637)
They didn't want the police involved because they were just being kids but 'something needs to be done'? Yes the police need to be involved and scare the shit out of the kids. No one else is going to put the fear of ... in this shits. :frown:

I agree, get the police to pay them, and their parents a visit. 60 years ago that would have been enough, especially as you were most likely to get a good walloping from your parents, even if you had done nothing, because you had brought the police to the door.


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