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#1 WearyRhino

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 08:37 AM

50 years ago today some criminals killed a railway worker for greed.

It was NOT a Great Train Robbery!

I have also noted that the term Child Pornography is being challenged and more properly labelled Child Sexual Abuse.

Are there any others that are or should be challenged?

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#2 Futtocks

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 08:39 AM

"Award-winning Rugby journalist Stephen Jones".

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#3 ckn

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 08:56 AM

"Award-winning Rugby journalist Stephen Jones".

I'd disagree with that.  He wins lots of awards on here quite regularly, for example:

 

- Least liked sports journalist

- Most read sports fiction journalist

- Most contempt shown to a journalist ever


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#4 Futtocks

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 09:00 AM

I'd disagree with that. He wins lots of awards on here quite regularly, for example:

- Least liked sports journalist
- Most read sports fiction journalist
- Most contempt shown to a journalist ever

He's a journalist? :O

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#5 ckn

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 09:11 AM

He's a journalist? :O

Unfortunately, yes.  Some of Rupert Murdoch's henchmen pay him for a job with that title.  It's the same principle as hiring your idiot nephew into an empty job to keep your wife happy and giving him a meaningless title such as "Head of Office Performance Management" when he's really just a tea-boy.


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#6 l'angelo mysterioso

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 09:20 AM

Any gender specific job title

There is no such thing as a wpc in the same way as there is no such thing as a mpc
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#7 Wolford6

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 09:24 AM

Any gender specific job title

There is no such thing as a wpc in the same way as there is no such thing as a mpc

 

 

Page 3 Boy?

Boy Guide?

Dave "Girl" Green?


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#8 ckn

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 09:30 AM

Liberal Democrats.  Neither part is particularly accurate going by their Coalition policies and how many people they're stuffing into the Lords.


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#9 Wolford6

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 10:04 AM

Muslim Brotherhood

Arab League

Organisation of African Unity

Zanu Patriotic Front

Labour Party

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Freetown

European Community

Goodluck Jonathan


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#10 MikeW

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 11:12 AM

Bedroom tax

 

National Insurance contributions

 

one's a tax and one isn't


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#11 l'angelo mysterioso

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 11:25 AM

Road tax
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#12 Ackroman

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 02:06 PM

Democracy



#13 Futtocks

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 02:07 PM

Democracy

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#14 Wolford6

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 02:23 PM

Manchester United

Barry White

Joe Brown

Blue Weaver

Don Black


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#15 Tiny Tim

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 02:40 PM

The Great War

 

United Kingdom

 

Political party


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#16 marklaspalmas

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 03:17 PM

50 years ago today some criminals killed a railway worker for greed.

 

 

They what?


 

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#17 Northern Sol

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 03:42 PM

They what?

The driver died in hospital after having been coshed. Something glossed over in various films.

 

Though Ronnie Biggs did make a record with the Sex Pistols called Cosh the Driver.



#18 Methven Hornet

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 03:43 PM

Ministry of Defence


"There are now more pandas in Scotland than Tory MPs."

#19 Methven Hornet

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 03:44 PM

Muslim Brotherhood

Arab League

Organisation of African Unity

Zanu Patriotic Front

Labour Party

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Freetown

European Community

Goodluck Jonathan

 

United Kingdom Independence Party


"There are now more pandas in Scotland than Tory MPs."

#20 Phil

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 03:53 PM

The Free West


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