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Message 75632 - Posted: 2 Feb 2017, 19:55:27 UTC
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Finally!

Chinese year of the rooster?

Naw, it's the Year of Comedy
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Message 75653 - Posted: 3 Feb 2017, 5:38:32 UTC
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Message 75660 - Posted: 3 Feb 2017, 9:24:04 UTC

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-commando-idUSKBN15G5RX/
The U.S. military said on Wednesday it was looking into whether more civilians were killed in a raid on al Qaeda in Yemen on the weekend, in the first operation authorized by President Donald Trump as commander in chief.

U.S. Navy SEAL William “Ryan” Owens was killed in the raid on a branch of al Qaeda, also known as AQAP, in al Bayda province, which the Pentagon said also killed 14 militants. However, medics at the scene said about 30 people, including 10 women and children, were killed.
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U.S. military officials told Reuters that Trump approved his first covert counterterrorism operation without sufficient intelligence, ground support or adequate backup preparations.

As a result, three officials said, the attacking SEAL team found itself dropping onto a reinforced al Qaeda base defended by landmines, snipers, and a larger than expected contingent of heavily armed Islamist extremists.
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A White House official said the operation was thoroughly vetted by the previous administration and that the previous defense secretary had signed off on it in January. The raid was delayed for operational reasons, the White House official said.

The military officials who spoke to Reuters on condition of anonymity said "a brutal firefight" killed Owens and at least 15 Yemeni women and children. One of the dead was the 8-year-old daughter of Anwar al-Awlaki, a militant killed by a 2011 U.S. drone strike.

Some of the women were firing at the U.S. force, Pentagon spokesman Captain Jeff Davis told reporters.
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One of the three U.S. officials said on-the-ground surveillance of the compound was “minimal, at best.”

“The decision was made ... to leave it to the incoming administration, partly in the hope that more and better intelligence could be collected,” that official said.
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As Sunday's firefight intensified, the raiders called in Marine helicopter gunships and Harrier jump jets, and then two MV-22 Osprey vertical takeoff and landing aircraft to extract the SEALs.

One of the two suffered engine failure, two of the officials said, and hit the ground so hard that two crew members were injured, and one of the Marine jets had to launch a precision-guided bomb to destroy it.
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Message 75661 - Posted: 3 Feb 2017, 9:37:49 UTC

Meanwhilst, in another part of the world... Turkey limits all media stations in Turkey from reporting on terror attacks: when we say it didn't happen....
The Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK) has introduced new measures limiting broadcasting after terror attacks.
You will not report real news, only alternative facts.

According to the new measures, broadcasters will only be permitted to report terror attacks with statements from officials and tickers, without footage from the scene. The phrase “breaking news” will not be permitted in the tickers.

The broadcasters will not be able to use any video footage or photographs of explosions or terror attacks other than those provided by officials. The moment of terror attacks and scenes showing the aftermath of the attack will not be broadcast, as well as the footage that shows people’s fear and panic at the site of the terror attack.

The measures also state that correspondents and anchors will not be permitted to “use exaggerated statements involving agitation.”

Don't worry, be happy.

The ban on broadcasting the scene of attacks includes showing fire department vehicles, police vehicles, ambulance footage, witness accounts, officials at the scene, and evidence-collecting work.

No information regarding where the incident took place and no map of the scene will be permitted to be shown, neither will be the names of terrorist organizations suspected of carrying out the attack.

Broadcasts “including criticism and commentary” will also not be permitted according to the new regulation, while regular broadcast streaming will not be allowed to be interrupted for news that is part of the gag order.

How's that for fake news? State ordered fake news only!
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Message 75664 - Posted: 3 Feb 2017, 10:45:35 UTC - in response to Message 75661.  

As I mentioned on main, Turkey is heading towards a secular dictatorship & what does our PM do? Why she adores their democracy so much she did a £100 million deal for military jets.

Money talks, decency walks.
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Message 75666 - Posted: 3 Feb 2017, 11:02:26 UTC - in response to Message 75664.  

Could be shi#eloads worse Comrade Corbyn could be runnig the country !!!
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Message 75667 - Posted: 3 Feb 2017, 11:14:11 UTC - in response to Message 75666.  

Could be shi#eloads worse Comrade Corbyn could be runnig the country !!!

Gonna be a grammar copper here...

...don't you mean "ruining"?
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Message 75673 - Posted: 3 Feb 2017, 12:35:25 UTC - in response to Message 75667.  
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yea whatever my bad , take me to court over a simple mistake AIIGAS :-)
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Message 75674 - Posted: 3 Feb 2017, 12:45:47 UTC - in response to Message 75673.  

yea whatever my bad , take me to court over a simple mistake AIIGAS :-)

Sorry, my bad. I forgot to add a smiley at the end :-(
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Message 75675 - Posted: 3 Feb 2017, 12:57:17 UTC - in response to Message 75674.  
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Could be shi#eloads worse Comrade Corbyn could be runnig the country !!!


Gonna be a grammar copper here...

...don't you mean "ruining"?

yea whatever my bad , take me to court over a simple mistake AIIGAS :-)


Sorry, my bad. I forgot to add a smiley at the end :-(


Whaever hehe :-) , would love to know what Comrade Corbyn's going to do with his "girlfriend" after the Brexit vote the other day , few hours before the vote she was in the chamber having a good old ( mass ) debate then a couple of hours later when the vote was cast she had gone off "sick" alegedly ;-) .
Big coincidence don't ya think . Least now hopefully they got alll the b/s sorted and can get the fu#k on with it, instead of leaving all the country in "limbo"
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Message 75679 - Posted: 3 Feb 2017, 13:31:18 UTC

Fake news, also in your neighborhood: Kellyanne Conway blames refugees for 'Bowling Green massacre' that never happened
Donald Trump’s senior adviser uses fictional incident to justify US president’s travel ban: ‘Most people don’t know that because it didn’t get covered’.

Kellyanne Conway, a senior adviser to Donald Trump, has come in for criticism and ridicule after blaming two Iraqi refugees for a massacre that never happened.

Conway, the US president’s former campaign manager who has frequently faced the press to defend his controversial moves, cited the fictional “Bowling Green massacre” in an interview in which she backed the travel ban imposed on visitors from seven Muslim-majority countries.

Explanation: alternative facts. Wanna bet?
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Message 75680 - Posted: 3 Feb 2017, 13:50:48 UTC - in response to Message 75679.  

Fake news, also in your neighborhood: Kellyanne Conway blames refugees for 'Bowling Green massacre' that never happened


Did notice when i looked at your link the first photo of her , the expression and stance can't help thinking "she looks a bit reptilian" and you all belived that it was Hillary . they're everywhere i tells ya hehe pmsl :-)
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Message 75681 - Posted: 3 Feb 2017, 13:56:28 UTC - in response to Message 75680.  
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"she looks a bit reptilian"
Ah, but which one? These, or these?
(still shocked by the first one, where the guy ate a guinea pig... whole, alive and raw.)
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Message 75682 - Posted: 3 Feb 2017, 14:10:53 UTC - in response to Message 75681.  

You mean that "lovely" Diana :-)

@Mark, poor old Diane :-)
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Message 75683 - Posted: 3 Feb 2017, 14:25:18 UTC - in response to Message 75682.  
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"she looks a bit reptilian"

Ah, but which one? These, or these?


You mean that "lovely" Diana :-)

@Mark, poor old Diane :-)


The ORIGINAL of course Jord , keep re making all the good programs / series from my youth . Got them all original on dvd and "new" on blue ray and watched the original "V's" loads more times than the new ones .

Almost like the writers ain't got the brains to think up " new" idea's for programs ( forget the "reality tv Bollo#s" )

Diana escaped in the end didn't she after they stop the spaceship from destroyin the earth , almost like were "leavin the door open" for another series ;-) ( that never happend )

Cheers Sirius & Jord that's my weekend sorted original V marathon ;-)
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Message 75684 - Posted: 3 Feb 2017, 15:09:48 UTC

Just looking on the BBC news website and saw this story

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-38854095

A fresh legal challenge to Brexit has been blocked by the High Court.



Time to stop twa#ing around and get on with it ( and i voted to remain !! )
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Message 75685 - Posted: 3 Feb 2017, 15:42:19 UTC - in response to Message 75684.  

Yeah funny isn't it. That "lovely" Gina is now saying she wants to help the PM with Brexit.
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Message 75686 - Posted: 3 Feb 2017, 16:00:14 UTC - in response to Message 75685.  

Yeah funny isn't it. That "lovely" Gina is now saying she wants to help the PM with Brexit.


With Brexit & the things happening in the states , you couldn't make a soap opera out of it could you coz no way would people belive all the goings on .
That "Gina" sure she's nice and comfy with her millions of £'s ( probably never got her hands dirty in her life , same as 99.999% of them who "go on" about it same as her ex / current husbands ) I would tell "Gina" to go and fornicate with herself after the carry on of the last few weeks .
I voted remain the vote was to leave , we voted and the vote went to leave so get the fu#k on with it , ain't rocket science or brain surgery is it .
Same as Donald Trump getting elected , i have 4t for years before he even stood for election he was a total "pink oboe player" he got elected so lets make the best of the situation . Moaning coz you don't like the result ain't going to change FA !!! is it ??
You know where i live Sirius worst happens a bright flash then bye bye ;-) the "twin's" are close enough not to worry for me at least in't they .
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Message 75688 - Posted: 3 Feb 2017, 16:46:31 UTC

With everything that is going on in the world right now, I worry a lot about what is happening that we aren't hearing about due to all of the big stories.
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Message 75689 - Posted: 3 Feb 2017, 17:21:09 UTC - in response to Message 75688.  

With everything that is going on in the world right now, I worry a lot about what is happening that we aren't hearing about due to all of the big stories.


I've got family that live in the states and one thing i do know is our news coverage in Gt Britain covers a lot more "world events" than the news channels cover in the USA and different view points coverd . That don't mean our media over here is perfect , it's a long way from that either TV , radio or the papers .
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