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by Jumble
Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1097
Views: 75397

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]

You work for the civil service? The BBC? Do tell! Civil servant. I'm an FCO diplomat currently serving in the Middle East. Bless it, the FCO lacks a sense of humour if you start mouthing off during Purdah. So I'll be good. Shame that the FBI didn't bother with such niceties last November. Okay, tha...
by Jumble
Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1097
Views: 75397

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]

For the record, in 26 hours and 26 minutes I'm not allowed to have a public opinion on any of this. I have done my best, in the face of weakness, lack of foresight, and recent man-child stupidity. You vote for the hell you live in. Have fun guys. However, my job will remain to make the best of it, a...
by Jumble
Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 1617
Views: 73799

Re: Trump presidency

Yes, but keep in mind that the greatest and most vehement critic of the current actions and policies of the orange, shit-flinging baboon currently inhabiting the Whitehouse appears to be a minor media celeb called Donald J Trump.
by Jumble
Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:52 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1097
Views: 75397

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]

I don't see Labour beating the Tories. I don't think even Corbyn can see Labour beating the Tories, as he has declared that he wants to lead a successful party of protest. Would be better if he'd spent his time figuring out how to lead a party of government but that was never his agenda. At least h...
by Jumble
Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:32 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Society's Interest in Sexual Morality
Replies: 27
Views: 2667

Re: Society's Interest in Sexual Morality

I'm sorry ObsessoMom , I don't think I was lashing out at you. Frankly I'm not sure who I was lashing out at, but that's where I am at the moment. I don't think I'm in a good place. I just want to make a stand on the basic tenant that anyone who wants to justify homophobia or bigotry on the grounds ...
by Jumble
Sat Apr 08, 2017 7:41 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Society's Interest in Sexual Morality
Replies: 27
Views: 2667

Re: Society's Interest in Sexual Morality

Spoilered because I'm upset and probably out of line I'm sorry, but I resent being included in the OP for this post. A lot has happened to me since I wrote that quote (which is taken out of context). I had to read back to remember what was under discussion. I was discussing some pointles...
by Jumble
Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 2519
Views: 271258

Re: The Darker Side of the News

To show they have no moral qualms about that, to show that nobody is safe. They are terror ists, after all. Which is the more terrifying thought, seeing a car coming charging at you with nowhere to jump to or seeing a car charging at your children with no way to save them? Agreed. Only thing is, if...
by Jumble
Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 2519
Views: 271258

Re: The Darker Side of the News

To show they have no moral qualms about that, to show that nobody is safe. They are terror ists, after all. Which is the more terrifying thought, seeing a car coming charging at you with nowhere to jump to or seeing a car charging at your children with no way to save them? Agreed. Only thing is, if...
by Jumble
Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:46 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 2519
Views: 271258

Re: The Darker Side of the News

As fate happens I'm actually not in my office today (which is 100 yards from the event) as I'm in Cornwall with my father (my mother died last week). As I and my team spend a lot of time walking between the Foreign Office and Westminster palace I was immediately scared my friends were caught in this...
by Jumble
Mon Feb 20, 2017 5:31 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13098
Views: 1049190

Re: Today I Learned

Go you! Apparently, as I had a massive blood transfusion in the 90s when I fell down some stairs and nearly bled out, it is assumed I am mostly insane bovine. Therefore I no longer save anyones life (directly).
by Jumble
Thu Feb 16, 2017 7:57 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 1617
Views: 73799

Re: Trump presidency

Trumps latest attack on the media Just as a matter of interest, and without wanting to dismiss informed opinion, is there anyone left on this planet with an IQ in three figures interested in what he says on any subject any more? It's like watching the scribble of a baboon with a crayon (who unfortu...
by Jumble
Sat Feb 11, 2017 7:22 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Run 10,000 miles
Replies: 1339
Views: 236403

Re: Run 10,000 miles

32.1 + 2.5 + 2.5 = 37.1

That was easier. Perhaps I'm acclimatising to the altitude. May start to extend my range.

God but treadmills are dull.
by Jumble
Sat Feb 11, 2017 4:04 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28242
Views: 2166353

Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

Okay, I'm genuinely disturbed by this . I would know nothing about this if it wasn't for the fact I have access to pretty much nothing other than news channels. Trump came onto BBC news so I turned over (the fuckwit-in-chief has nothing to say I care to waste my time listening to). On Al Jazeera I s...
by Jumble
Mon Feb 06, 2017 6:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13713
Views: 1658170

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

Here's a phrase I'm absolutely sure I've never used. Go John Bercow, UK House of Commons Speaker!
by Jumble
Thu Feb 02, 2017 6:23 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28242
Views: 2166353

Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

As I think recent election results in the US, the UK and across Europe have demonstrated (and unfortunately are likely to go on demonstrating), there is ignorance, blind self interest, moronic fuckwittery and all-out evil everywhere. It's our job to oppose it.
by Jumble
Wed Feb 01, 2017 7:56 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: 37 Questions
Replies: 18
Views: 2498

Re: 37 Questions

As OP can I have another go. Don't know what happened when I started this thread, but these are my real answers. Tattoos................................0 Piercings..............................0 Marriages..............................1 Divorces...............................0 Children..................
by Jumble
Wed Feb 01, 2017 6:48 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Run 10,000 miles
Replies: 1339
Views: 236403

Re: Run 10,000 miles

Hi all! I'm quite proud of this thread as OP, so it's great to see it necro'd! Not been running as much over the last couple of years because work was intense - pretty much fell to 3-4 miles once at a weekend. Now been sent to Amman, Jordan for 6 months, which is great for experience but awful for b...
by Jumble
Wed Jan 04, 2017 8:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1097
Views: 75397

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]

Well, there's always Boris... It would show how seriously most of the country want Brexit... There's always Nigel... Sorry, there's never Nigel. There are pieces of orange peel floating down the Thames with more opinion. And Boris? Don't shop me but no, he doesn't have an opinion that mummy Theresa...
by Jumble
Sun Jan 01, 2017 12:02 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89580
Views: 5280907

Re: Random natterings

Happy New Year all. Good luck with 2017.
by Jumble
Tue Dec 27, 2016 8:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)
Replies: 108
Views: 10100

Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Ok, fuck it, I’ve had it with 2016. How is it, that whilst a walking cock-stain like the US president-elect appears to remain healthy, despite looking like a heart-attack in a shit wig, we loose genuinely good, human, charitable individuals like George Michael, Carrie Fisher, Jo Cox, Alan Rickman, t...
by Jumble
Tue Dec 27, 2016 7:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)
Replies: 108
Views: 10100

Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Agreed. Apparently 2016 has been particularly shit for pre-written obits. However 2017 is the year the sodding bird-flu comes home to roost. Fuck 2016. Fuck 2017 more.
by Jumble
Mon Dec 26, 2016 11:02 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28242
Views: 2166353

Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

Fuck 2016. And I quote: These are the days of the open hand They will not be the last Look around now These are the days of the beggars and the choosers This is the year of the hungry man Whose place is in the past Hand in hand with ignorance And legitimate excuses The rich declare themselves poor A...
by Jumble
Tue Nov 29, 2016 10:16 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: 37 Questions
Replies: 18
Views: 2498

37 Questions

I've no idea why this is a thing, but we would not want to be left behind by the book of face, so here is mine. Copy and change. Tattoos.................................6 Piercings..............................0 Marriages.............................1 Divorces...............................0 Childre...
by Jumble
Tue Nov 29, 2016 9:06 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Mornington Crescent
Replies: 2654
Views: 188984

Re: Mornington Crescent

Post Brexit I am able to descend all the way down the lateral to Waterloo, but I have to pay for the ticket in Euros as the pound is worth exactly 1.000001 x bugger all.
by Jumble
Sat Nov 19, 2016 10:14 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 527470

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Family revelation this morning. We were discussing why there was something familiar but cartoonish about your president elect, but we couldn't put our finger on it. My younger daughter nailed it. He's a Roald Dahl villain! We just need a sketch of him by Quentin Blake. I have to hand it to the US se...
by Jumble
Thu Nov 17, 2016 8:32 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 527470

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

To paraphrase, "Trump means Trump" ..... Anyway the "man of the people" won, as evidenced by this picture of him in front of the everyday artisan golden elevator doors that can be found in every hard-working American's home... http://www.telegraph.co.uk/content/dam/news/2016/11/...
by Jumble
Sun Nov 13, 2016 6:34 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28242
Views: 2166353

Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

Very good point, and well made. We work with DfID for that sort of humanitarian support, and I understand they work through Red Crescent and other local aid services. It's rough and dangerous work, but hugely important. I have total respect for them, their risk and sacrifice. Someone want to explain...
by Jumble
Sun Nov 13, 2016 12:16 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28242
Views: 2166353

Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

I think you'll find that's not my team. We do diplomacy. I understand that is diplomacy by other means.

However, thanks for the offer.
by Jumble
Sat Nov 12, 2016 11:05 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Mornington Crescent
Replies: 2654
Views: 188984

Re: Mornington Crescent

As you will notice from reading Stovaltt, or watching '24', bad things happen to people who mumble.

Therefore, Westminster, aka Trump Square.
by Jumble
Sat Nov 12, 2016 10:16 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?
Replies: 6781
Views: 413993

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Yep, two, buried amongst 150 DVDs. Thomas Crown Affair (modern version - sorry) and Casablanca.

A casette tape?
by Jumble
Sat Nov 12, 2016 7:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13713
Views: 1658170

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

by Jumble
Sat Nov 12, 2016 7:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1097
Views: 75397

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]

I am enjoying the growing belief in the UK that the US election works quite well for us. The UK press, obviously renowned for its balance and careful research, has concluded that a Trump executive will be our friend, will strike trade deals with us in preference to the EU, will preserve the ‘special...
by Jumble
Sat Nov 12, 2016 7:07 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28242
Views: 2166353

Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

Addams, thank you.

I believe you are one who sees the stars.
by Jumble
Sat Nov 12, 2016 6:55 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 527470

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

I am enjoying the growing belief in the UK that the US election works quite well for us. The UK press, obviously renowned for its balance and careful research, has concluded that a Trump executive will be our friend, will strike trade deals with us in preference to the EU, will preserve the ‘special...
by Jumble
Sat Nov 12, 2016 6:22 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28242
Views: 2166353

Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

I didn’t sleep well last night. I’ve been travelling the Middle East all week, watching news broadcasts of the Trump victory in Arabic. Until I came home yesterday I don’t think I had really processed how comprehensively negative this result is, for me, for my family, for the values I hold important...
by Jumble
Thu Nov 10, 2016 10:28 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1097
Views: 75397

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]

Erm. I may not go with all of that as I'm not sure about the basic 'we are all fucked and everyone's dead ' approach to inspiring the next generation. Not that I don't agree, but sometimes lies are good.
by Jumble
Thu Nov 10, 2016 9:36 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1097
Views: 75397

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]

America is more than one man. America voted for that one [white, misogynist, racist, self-serving, egotistical '] man. As with brexit, that's democracy folks. You vote for the hell you live in. I'm more interested in what I tell my daughters. I'm going with 'the generations above you were basically...
by Jumble
Thu Nov 10, 2016 9:08 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1097
Views: 75397

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]

I am skeptiçal about that, or that you can take politics out of trade negotiations. Even in the past, the UK would typically take the US side in US-EU disputes. When Washington calls to talk the special relationship, London listens. I wonder about the special relationship. We have a future commande...
by Jumble
Wed Nov 09, 2016 5:02 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 527470

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

I'm sorry, but, what, to borrow a phrase, the actual fuck, apologies for the base language, have you done?

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