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General Discussion Area / Trump lawyer & fixer Michael Cohen
« on: 16 May 2018, 02:48:06 »
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5732429/Michael-Cohen-asked-millions-dollars-pass-Trump-family-members.html

This is just the tip of the iceberg of the allegations against the Trump crime family that is going to break and turn into a flood in the next few weeks. So far Special Investigator Robert Mueller III has served 23 indictments against the Trump crime clan, with many sealed and ready to be served and many more to follow. As I've always said the is going to make Tricky Dicky's Watergate look like a parking violation. :o :o :o

I have been following for the last 18 months many newspaper articles, blogs, journalists, politicians, lawyers and ex-5-eyes-spooks and the scale of the organised crime is staggering with money laundering figures from the $100's billions up $1tn being quoted. The Panama Papers gives a hint and a small insight into the webs of anonymous companies involved in this. Corrupt politicians, business people and gangsters need similar sized and connected money launderers to help them get their money out of corrupt countries into the safe West so they can make the dirty money clean, invest and spend it. :o :o :o

The countries involved include European, Asian, South American and Middle Eastern and will probably cause the disgrace and fall of multiple political leaders. Personally, I think this is going to be the biggest crime case the world has ever seen and will involve major global organized crime groups. :o :o :o

Robert Mueller busted all of the major Italian mafia groups including the 'untouchable' teflon Don. Once a gangsters crimes are put in-front of him and the potential jail sentence or worse for a capital crime is spelt out they all flip and plea bargain in the end. This is already happening to many major figures in the current investigation, where he is going after the biggest fish. 8) 8) 8)

Time to get in the buckets of popcorn and enjoy the show. :o :o :o

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https://unherd.com/2018/05/truth-liberal-london/?=frpo

As I haven't lived there I can't comment, but I am interested if this article is a good reflection from those that have or currently do?

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Kids will be kids, so where was the parental control?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-44089219

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Rolls Royce first SUV with a 6.75l V12, 4 wheel drive and ultra reliable cheap as chips air suspension. Lots of unique clever design features, including his & her seats that swivel out from the boot for when ones watching royalty at a polo match. :y :y :y

https://www.popularmechanics.com/cars/car-technology/a20646430/2019-rolls-royce-cullinan-reveal-photos-specs-engineering/?src=socialflowTW

No price given but if you have to ask.... :-[ :-[ :-[

Ideal for that one upmanship Chelsea Tractor. ;) ;) ;)


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General Discussion Area / PC gone mad
« on: 06 May 2018, 16:16:08 »
For the last 10 years a Leek butcher has advertised his meat with risque sentences. The police have received no complaints nor has the butcher from his 1000 regular customers. Now the local chief constable has told him to tone them down as although they have had no complaints there might be in the future. You couldn't make it up. >:( >:( >:(

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-stoke-staffordshire-43961019

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A ex-US marine and military strategist who has made over 30 trips to Ukraine since 2014 including spending 6 months on the front line. If you sleep sound at night on the basis of NATO military strength compared to Russia, you will less soundly after watching this video. The US, UK and other NATO countries have since 9/11 transformed their armed forces to fight low intensity warfare against terrorists, while neglecting and cutting what would be needed in a confrontation with a major power.

The good news, ex-Soviet Russia military is now a fraction of the size of the old-Soviet forces. The bad news in many areas they are now comparable or ahead of NATO and the West. :o This includes A2D, tanks, artillery, especially EW and integration of drones at company level, data sharing and coordination with mechanized forces & artillery. :( :( :(

This is his latest video lecture he made to cadets at West Point.

https://mwi.usma.edu/video-dr-phillip-karber-ukraine-russian-way-war/

The UK was the first country to send instructors to Ukraine to train their army and they have now been joined by the US and other NATO countries. The message that has come back is who is training who? NATO is no doubt massively improving the Ukrainian army and changing their old Soviet structures and tactics to modern NATO ones, but Ukrainian forces are teaching NATO what it is like to fight a hybrid hot war against modern mechanized Russian forces. :y

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-43948079

One sunk by a U-boat and the other by a navigation error which resulted in over 700 death. :'(

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General Discussion Area / For all ABBA music fans
« on: 28 April 2018, 00:35:55 »
I know their are a fair few on here including one or two closet fans. Well the good news for you is that after getting together, for real, as a result of their recent virtual tour (Music experts; what is a virtual tour?) they have decided to go into the recording studio and create some new music. A new CD just before Christmas should make TBs Christmas shopping easy for Mrs TB. :y :y :y

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General Discussion Area / House of Lords Petition
« on: 24 April 2018, 17:12:26 »
Give the electorate a referendum on the abolition of the House of Lords

The House of Lords is a place of patronage where unelected and unaccountable individuals hold a disproportionate amount of influence and power which can be used to frustrate the elected representatives of the people.

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/209433

I've signed it along with 109,000+ other people. IMO time to get rid of these unelected fossils and 'has been' politicians and replace it with some sort of elected chamber. Now we have a House of Commons on fixed terms maybe also have the House of Lords also on a fixed 5 year term with a mid-election 2.5 years after the start of a new parliament following a general election using proportional representation? If for some reason the House of commons is shortened, then make the Lords the same length so it remains a mid-term election. :y :y :y

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General Discussion Area / Laptop Upgrade
« on: 22 April 2018, 16:33:42 »
I've got a reasonably fast Lenovo i5 laptop with a good high-res screen but it was being held back by only having 4GB of memory and a standard HDD running Windows 7 64 pro. I've also had enough of the issues with Google Chrome and got used to using Edge on my Windows 10 desktop.

As Churchill told us "You can rely on the Americans to try everything before they finally get it right" which was certainly true of IE and the mostly hate relationship I had with it, but they may have finally got it right with Edge. The fact it is very fast rendering is a good start.

So I've now updated the laptop to 16GB memory and a 500GB Samsung 860 evo SSD, and done a fresh Windows 10 64 pro install. This seems to have certainly dealt with the annoying performance bottle necks. The laptop has a display port connection and where I run at least two screens on my desk top I want to do the same on my laptop when I go on my warm weather travels next winter with an ASUS Zenscreen as they are very lightweight and portable second screen solution. https://www.ebuyer.com/787562-asus-zenscreen-mb16ac-15-6-portable-usb-monitor-mb16ac

I see this upgrade as a good cost effective update, but if I need a higher performance one I will be looking to get the new Gigabyte i7-8750 Aero 15x Laptop now it has been launched later in the year for my travels as it is a very good desktop equivalent. https://www.gigabyte.com/us/Laptop/AERO-15X--i7-8750H#kf


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General Discussion Area / Browser Issues
« on: 01 March 2018, 20:10:24 »
Where I run all of my PCs 24/365 for reliability including my laptop, I've been having problems with the Windows 7 laptop where it grinds to a halt with continuous disc swapping after about 3 days of running and use. It has a passable 4GB of memory. I have been running the Windows resource monitor for the last week and have found the culprit is Google Chrome which had earlier 8 tabs open two with small PDFs and six other tabs with with websites, none of them running any advertising which rules out crash flash issues. I am running no browser extensions so that can be ruled out. After a fresh reboot the system and other applications I've got running are using 1.1GB of memory and when launched with 6 tabs open Google Chrome was using an additional 1.3GB. When the system grinds to a halt with continuous disc swapping it was using ~8GB so some of the additional 4GB was being continuously swapped from the HDD. Closing Google Chrome mean't as the system sorted itself out the memory usage dropped back to 1.1GB, so that is the culprit. >:( >:( >:(

Now I'm looking for a decent default browser to replace Chrome. My name is not Max Mosley, which immediately rules out any Microsh*t shite, Firefox is not RFC standards compliant in significant areas, so is ruled out, so what are RFC standards compliant alternative browsers that don't have major 24/365 running issues. Anybody any suggestions?

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General Discussion Area / London East End in colour
« on: 27 February 2018, 14:46:08 »
A bit of nostalgia for those that lived there. :y

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-43141667

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General Discussion Area / Cooked breakfast sunny morning
« on: 27 February 2018, 09:17:28 »
And -7oC last night. So a couple of poached eggs on toast washed down with strong hot coffee started this bracing cold day. :y :y :y

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General Discussion Area / Corbyn Communist Spy
« on: 15 February 2018, 20:45:39 »
According to a Sun report, Stb archives from the Soviet era show he was recruited by the Czechoslovakia's State Security StB in the 1980's with the StB cover name of COB. >:( >:( >:( Generally, once somebody has been recruited by the Soviet security services their Kompromat on the person means that they are caught up in a web from which there is no escape. A very pertinent question therefore is needing to know how compromised he still is, if he is still active and which country or countries are handling him? We need to remember as the leader of the opposition he will be receiving classified security briefings. >:( >:( >:(

http://observer.com/2018/02/new-report-reveals-jeremy-corbyn-was-a-communist-spy-in-1980s/

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