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    Labour Split / Independence Group

    Wonder if the TINGE lads will be sniffing around this
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    Labour Split / Independence Group

    There's a lot of factors in play, here. I'm not going to defend every instance he posed with some tosser, because it's a pretty bad faith argument to begin with and I can't be arsed. First, he has been a lifelong campaigner against racism, and has signed around 10 early day motions in parliament that specifically condemn antisemitism (which I helpfully can't find the infographic for, sorry). Even if you throw that out, it takes a peculiar kind of logic to think that a dedicated pacifist, who has consistently held anti-discriminitary views and positions for his whole life, would also be anti-semitic. Of course it's possible... But it doesn't add up. I think it was last year he celebrated the passover with some Jewish friends and brought a marrow grown on his allotment. #DangerousHero. What does add up is that certain sections of the press (i.e. The entire MSM) don't like his views on Palestine. And that's where the whole thing unravels, because you then start getting left wing Jews who agree with and him and support him, and you have Dan Hodges on twitter calling Michael Rosen a "useful Jewish idiot", or Tom Bower on the TV yesterday calling Michael Segalov a "self-hating Jew". The insinuation being that these people are doing their Jewishness wrongly because they're pro-Corbyn, which I think itself counts as anti-semitism...but the same people forever bashing Corbyn over AS are strangely silent about it so there we are. I must stress that it doesn't mean AS doesn't exist in the labour party. It does, just as it exists in all parts of society. Is Labour doing "enough"? I don't know. I know they have procedures in place to deal with reported cases. I also know that statistically, the Labour membership has been shown to be less anti-semitic than society generally, but I can't speak for them, nor would I presume to speak for any Jew that had suffered AS abuse from a Labour member, or tell them its not a problem or not important. The whole thing raises some interesting questions, like why isn't the Tory party constantly raked over the coals over its Islamaphobia problem in the same way Labour is regarding AS? Why is the Tory party happy to cuddle up to massive anti semite Viktor Orban when it suits them but nobody outside the left wing twitter bubble gives a shit? This isn't whataboutery, these are legitimate questions about double standards in the media that have no reasonable answers, other than AS being the main stick the MSM use to bash Corbyn because they don't like him and are scared of a bit of socialism.
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    Facebook updates that blow your mind

    Day 7,773. So tired. When is the anthem coming on?
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    The Random/Weird/Quirky Photo Thread

    I'd forgotten about Gary Megson officiating that wedding
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    Random Thoughts III.

    Yeah it's true, I know it's not it in the spirit of things. I just think it looks weak because they never mention it until something DQable is about to happen... which is pretty much every time, at which point Michael Cole will pop up with "No DQs in triple threat match rules, of course!"
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    Random Thoughts III.

    It doesn't really gain them anything, it's more about making them tighten up on storytelling. Why not just start the match with a sledgehammer in your hand if all bets are off at the end? I just think, triple threats are always treated like a normal match but with an extra person, but there's always an easy way out, whether it's chair shots, low blows, outside interference, etc. Robert Tepper was clearly never in a triple threat match.
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    That Star Trek thread somebody was talking about

    Julian's super genes is the principal tamzarian moment the series and character really didn't need
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    That Star Trek thread somebody was talking about

    There's a bit of a conspiracy theory regarding early DS9. J. Michael Straczynski had shopped Babylon 5 around for several years before WB picked it up. Paramount had access to his season 1 Bible and character backgrounds but passed on it (around 1988-89 time I think). Then when Paramount got wind of WB making a space opera set on a station, they decided to make a new Star Trek series set on a station. JMS has strongly hinted in the past that early DS9 "borrowed" from his ideas (a shapeshifter/changeling character was the specific one I remember reading about), which he then had to write out or rework. It's pretty plain really, considering how different early DS9 is compared to other Trek franchises. As it evolves, it converges more towards the norm. Still the best franchise, for me. Voyager died on its arse towards the end whereas DS9 really crescendoed.
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    Random Thoughts III.

    Why does a triple threat automatically have become a no-DQ affair? (In WWE at least). Is it because of there only being one fall allowed so it can't be a DQ? Couldn't you just say if someone does something DQable, they're eliminated from the match and it continues 1-on-1?
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    Second the Resolve love for editing. I find the organisation of media a million times easier than final cut X and everything's pretty intuitive. Plus the integration with colour tools is great.
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    UKFF Questions Thread V2

    I've started going through old Raws starting in January 1996. The second one has the on-screen debut of The Ringmaster, which I got a good kick out of. Oh and Vader vignettes. Anyway, we're still in the days of 1 hour shows, and both of them featured long replays of matches from the previous IYH PPV, one being Henry Godwinn vs HHH in a hogpen match with Hillbilly Jim as special guest referee (!) and then British Bulldog vs Bret Hart for the WWF title being the other. With only an hour of TV to fill (45 minutes really), what's going on here? Is it just the taping schedule around Christmas so they had to string out the matches, or were they shitting it because of ratings? Just seemed a bit weird.
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    The Perfect Sitcom Episode

    "Good grief" or "Sword of destiny" from Arrested Development's second season. Probably Good Grief, because of when Gob gets accidentally deposited in the empty grave during the funeral/illusion.
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    Facebook updates that blow your mind

    Fair play at the desperate move to avert the singing by saying they haven't got a music licence, then ending with a "lol" to avoid causing offence.
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    Thought not. Thanks!
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    If I accidentally click "mark forum as read", is there any way to undo that?
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    Top Wrestling Twitter

    I know, bloody hell. On my work phone as well.
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    Top Wrestling Twitter

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    The Official UKFF RAW Thread...

    "We did twenty takes, and that was the best one."
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    Minor news items that don't deserve a thread

    Kevin Thorn real estate broker:
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    Half a year

    Remember when Orton started wearing elbow pads? Eh? EH?
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    What is the best drink?

    Sparkling water is a great sub for when you're trying to get rid of sugary pop but still want that awesome burning feeling from the fizz. The taste is neither here nor there. It's about the BURN. San Pellegrino is fucking shite though, sorry. Barely any burn, instantly flat as soon as you open it, tastes genuinely worse than every other variant.
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    Paul Hardcastle's Domestic Football 18/nuh nuh nuh 19

    Aye, that was pure late-era Wenger. It's like Emery studied the tapes of every time Lord Ferg set up like that and decided all the endless passing around the penalty area with no end product would definitely work this time.
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    More youtube awesomeness.

    Choose your own mashup adventure, from big wrestling fan and overall legend DJ Cummerbund: I've played about 4 times without winning but it's great fun.