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Recent content by Manc Skipper

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    In edgy Washington, police outnumber Jan. 6 protesters

    The pipe bombs and the gallows were set dressing. Yeah.
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    What is a minimum wage for, if not a living wage?

    When the only jobs around are McJobs, they start to look like a career instead of "starter" jobs.
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    What is a minimum wage for, if not a living wage?

    We had an example of such thinking from a Conservative government Minister. Criticised for the government plan to cut benefits for the poorest workers (on minimum wage) , she handwaved it away by suggesting that they could work 2 more hours to make it up. Apart from the obvious that there are...
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    Elizabeth Warren Demands That Amazon Hide Books

    Yes, but apart from all that she has cooties! Or something/anything bad!
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    Dead Rock Stars you saw perform "live"

    Not to be picky, but Bolan died as a passenger in a car crash. Though drunk, that wasn't what killed him. 40 years ago just a couple of days back. Today it's 51 years since Jimi Hendrix died.
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    How will Brexit go?***W:46]***

    The Beeb are under the thumb. Cameron started the rot with his appointees to the news division, and those bosses are now firmly in charge, and appointing their support in depth. Johnson is now set to privatise Channel 4 news, the last independent national broadcaster. BBC news is reporting the...
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    US military admits it killed 10 civilians and targeted wrong vehicle in Kabul airstrike

    Was it only a week ago that people declaring this a bad hit were derided for siding with the Taliban?
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    The Latest From Donald J. Trump

    Trump's final burblings in his dotage hold no interest.
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    Humanism

    How does condoning slavery "solve" the problem?
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    Elizabeth Warren Demands That Amazon Hide Books

    Sounds like a prime covid denier!
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    How much exercise do we need?

    You take those and they divert much needed blood from the brain where it's most useful!
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    How much exercise do we need?

    I recently skimmed through "Exercise" by Daniel Lieberman, and his estimation seems to be that we don't need much more than to move around normally every day. Comparing activity levels between other primates, we are most active of all our group, and certainly none of them actually "exercise" as...
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    1 in 500 US residents has died of COVID.

    So you are one of the "them" camp?
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    Donald Trump's mental health becomes an issue again

    It must feel like being savaged by a dead skunk.
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    Donald Trump's mental health becomes an issue again

    He told you this? Hmmm.
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