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#21 Futtocks

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 12:20 PM

Its nothing to do with this, although ink manufacturers always claim new formulas. Newspapers are printed'coldset' ie the ink dries cold. As opposed to 'heatset' where the ink is dried by heating it (very quickly). This is why your magazines etc rarely smudge.

Nevertheless, the Guardian always used to make your fingers dirtier than the other papers, so something has changed.


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#22 RidingPie

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 02:14 PM

Doesn't ink my fingers at all... its on my iPad!

#23 Futtocks

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 02:22 PM

Doesn't ink my fingers at all... its on my iPad!

You can probably get an 'inky fingers' app...


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#24 Bleep1673

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 02:22 PM

I'm confused! Are you backing a free press or not? Or only a free right wing press?

No such thing as a free right wing press, they are told what to write by the extremists in Government at the moment

 

Is this really about the harrassment the Met Police give to a members of a friendly nation, or about how clean your sweaty soft keyboard pressing hands stay when reading a newspaper?


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#25 Northern Sol

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 02:24 PM

You will no doubt be aware that the old aphorism "if the laws aren't broken the laws will never change" is particularly true. Another one "when law becomes oppression, resistance become duty"

 

I actually look forward to the day when constraint by law becomes as much an anachronism as men riding around dressed in plate armour.

I don't.

 

If I object to how my taxes are spent then can I refuse to pay income tax as a protest without fear of punishment?

 

Or should only lefties be allowed to break the law "in a good cause".



#26 Northern Sol

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 02:26 PM

No such thing as a free right wing press, they are told what to write by the extremists in Government at the moment

 

Is this really about the harrassment the Met Police give to a members of a friendly nation, or about how clean your sweaty soft keyboard pressing hands stay when reading a newspaper?

I'm not sure why the Met police shouldn't investigate crimes just because the alleged perpetrator might come from a "friendly country".



#27 RidingPie

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 02:51 PM

Is this really about the harrassment the Met Police give to a members of a friendly nation, or about how clean your sweaty soft keyboard pressing hands stay when reading a newspaper?


Its about freedom of the press in a modern society. I'm sorry but I'm not sure what point you're making here. Please could you rephrase that, possibly without making assumptions about my hands?

#28 ckn

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 03:05 PM

The thing for me is that the police misused the law and quite blatantly so as well.  Even the former Lord Chancellor who brought in the idiot law says so.

 

This is the same as all the other idiot terrorism laws that were deliberately misused outside of their original intention.  For example, the quite draconian surveillance laws that were brought in specifically to allow government agencies to monitor suspected terrorists were used within 4 months of it becoming law to monitor people dropping litter or allowing their dogs to mess in parks.  It's cynical politicking done by the government of the day to do as they see fit, they throw out the terrorism or child porn hysteria to get a stern law passed, opponents are accused of being soft on terrorists or kiddy fiddlers, but then use it for things that would never have been passed if proposed to Parliament.

 

Can you imagine any government getting a law passed that would allow the police to detain someone who hasn't committed, or reasonably been suspected of committing, an arrestable offence, confiscate every bit of electronic equipment from them, demand their email and social networking passwords then tell them not to change them anytime soon then refuse to tell you what they intend to do with all that data or whether you'll ever get your equipment back?  That'd never get through Parliament.  What actually passed as law was a limited provision to allow police at borders to detain people to investigate whether they were "preparing, instigating or committing terrorism", a big difference that's been hidden by some as "if you've nothing to hide, what's your problem?"

 

What can we do about it?  Very little.  The state does as it sees fit but occasionally gets pulled in by the ECJ or ECHR for excesses then it spins it via friendly, anti-Europe, press about these nasty Europeans interfering with our ability to deal with nasty people.

 

Don't get me wrong, we're not living in a tin-pot dictatorship with rigged elections but it leaves a nasty taste in the mouth to see our elected officials deliberately misusing laws and allowing the state body of the police to misuse them as well.


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#29 gingerjon

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 06:20 AM

The thing for me is that the police misused the law and quite blatantly so as well. 

 

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#30 Frank Machin

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 10:08 AM

Caroline Lucas appears to have been arrested for sitting down and singing.

 

Operation Yew Tree have been alerted and are already hammering on Val Doonican's door.



#31 Bostik Bailey

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 09:14 PM

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Don't get me wrong, we're not living in a tin-pot dictatorship with rigged elections but it leaves a nasty taste in the mouth to see our elected officials deliberately misusing laws and allowing the state body of the police to misuse them as well.[/quote]

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