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    The Brexit Thread

    Is there a google translate page to turn unintelligible moronic gibberish into something we can all read?
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    The Brexit Thread

    Are you really stupid enough to take a sentence, without even knowing who wrote it and claim it as an all encompassing, argument ending victory because it was published in the financial times, despite the financial times having written for 4 years about how stupid Brexit was in economic terms? You're acting like the opinion of one historian validates your entire viewpoint. It doesn't. How you ever managed to pull that Instagram model is beyond me.
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    The Brexit Thread

    I notice VW that you claimed it was from the FT as if it somehow represents the organisation's view, but in reality it's just a fluff opinion piece they published by Robert Tombs, a staunch Brexiteer. Of course Swindo likes the bit about it being economically rational, he's thick but won't acknowledge it so anything that helps him believe he isn't is well received. Unfortunately, by choosing to quote that bit without looking at the source, he's proven the point a little bit. Yes, lets all ignore every economist on the planet (except Minford) and listen to a History professor/author on the subject of economic rationality.
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    The Brexit Thread

    Almost like he's an immature, attention seeking tosspot or something.
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    Bid for a left back.

    Here's the tweet so people don't have to google around.
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    Thailand canaries

    Don't think it's designed to generate custom tbf. Probably just owners that are fans. Mate sent photos over and maybe "themed" was a bit strong tbf (I was recollecting this exchange from about 4 years ago).
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    The Brexit Thread

    Didn't realise there was another Jamali fan in here. Saw him at Notts (Glee club) last year and he had a bizarre show where it was going brilliantly until some guy in the audience, who had tapped him up for advice at the interval, for no clear reason started heckling him mid-set. When Jamali dismissed the heckle and told him he would have a conversation after the show, the guy threatened to slit Jamali's throat several times. Security's response was to have a quiet word, before the guy repeated the death threats a minute later and was escorted out. Truly one of the most bizarre and surreal things I've ever witnessed. Got tickets to see him again in a couple of weeks, Birmingham this time - really looking forward to it.
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    The Brexit Thread

    What exactly is it that makes you think that? Is it the way he has crumbled just like May did in every point of EU negotiation, but put a better PR front on it? The way he managed to go to the EU to demand a renegotiation of May's deal and emerged with one that gave up exactly the same things but will damage our economy by 135 billion instead of 45 billion? Was it when he casually said "**** business"? Yep, sure he'll get a great deal. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-44618154
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    The Brexit Thread

    FFS. You still don't get it? If we're in such a good position to negotiate, then why is it that when we tried to get deals done early with India and Australia, they told us to get ****ed? There is nobody waiting to make brilliant deals with us, they're all waiting until the EU negotiation falls apart when the UK will be utterly economically ****ed and then we'll get some (horrendous) deals.... The USA is doing the same thing. They're waiting to pick at the economic carcass because everybody except you seems to realise how far up **** creek we'll be if we can't get a deal with the EU done... and you're banging on about being in the driving seat? You're utterly delusional. The EU has just struck massive deals with Japan and Canada. I'm sure that they will find it massively difficult to make up a few billion in additional tariffs to the UK given the size of those markets. I bet they're quaking in their boots.
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    What's wrong in britain

    Love Island. The only way anybody wins that show is if we get all the contests gathered around the pool and shell them with tanks. That way society wins.
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    The Brexit Thread

    Which end does "Pearl" get?
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    Leeds

    Same Bamford who couldn't get into our team behind Jerome and Mbokani. Mbokani scored 7 that year and was our top scorer.
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    Leeds

    Oh make no mistake, we're going down. Leeds just aren't going up. Again. I don't think I flatter Pukki at all, Bournemouth, Palace, West Ham, Everton etc - All of those teams would be happy to have him - like I said considerably bigger and better teams than Leeds will want him. Better calibre than 11 goals and 3 assists in 23 appearances in the PL? Yeah, OK, good luck.
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    Leeds

    If you think it's odds on then presumably you think we'll stay up, as we all know Leeds will fall apart....again. It's essentially become tradition at this point. No you can't have Pukki even in the unlikely event that we switch divisions - if we go down he will move on, no doubt, but he will be able to do considerably better than Leeds. (PS No, we don't want Bamford either - not even if you paid us. He's ****e and couldn't get near our team when he was here. The fact he is a regular for you says it all about how weak the Champs is this season. We only take your best players, not your rejects)
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    TWTD Having Yet Another Meltdown.

    Like I say, it's part of history - I don't condemn it because it was a different time, but I have to say - when I have watched it, I don't find it the remotest bit funny. Not because I'm viewing it through any particular lense (at least not consciously) but it just doesn't appeal to my sense of humour. I just watch it thinking that I'm glad to have grown up in a world with more then 4 TV channels.
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    The Brexit Thread

    The Brexwits would have found some other snake oil to sell to the thickos.
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    TWTD Having Yet Another Meltdown.

    There's a reason it's all outdated **** that is consigned to history, where it belongs.... Much like your views. Not really much else to say on the topic. PS If you think watching re-runs of 50 year old TV shows is "bundles of fun" then that's your bag, but can't say I have any interest.
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    A true account of the holocaust.

    Really good to see that we sent the academy kids (U14s) to Auschwitz this week to learn about the horrors of the holocaust - Great initiative from the Premier League and vitally important. https://www.pinkun.com/norwich-city/premier-league-holocaust-educational-trust-canaries-visit-poland-1-6488220 I deliberated for a while before sharing this but felt it's important to do so. My grandfather was a Polish Catholic and was incarcerated in Mauthausen for 2.5 years - He was selected by the Nazis as one of 5 people in his village who had the skills to organise a rebellion and they were pre-emptively put on trial and sentenced to imprisonment as political prisoners. He was the manager of the biggest employer in the village, a dairy farm so had the experience of organising and directing people. They put him on trial with the dentist, the doctor, the teacher and the solicitor from the village, accused of the crime of "breeding cattle that would attack Germans but not Poles". They were convicted on the testimony of a solitary witness, a girl from the farm with severe learning difficulties, whose testimony was obviously coerced and scripted. The 5 made a pact to survive Mauthausen. During his time in the camp, my grandfather had a nail hammered through his stomach, survived Tuberculosis with no treatment (if you were too ill to work, you were stripped, hosed down and left outside to freeze to death) amongst various other atrocities. Mauthausen was nicknamed "The bone mill" by the Nazis and although Auschwitz has a far higher number of victims, Mauthausen had a reputation for being the cruellest camp of the 20. There was 16 hours forced labour every day, much of it in the stone quarry where you would cut 30KG blocks of stone, transport them on your back up 100+ steps to the top of the hill, and then go back down for the next one. Whilst the prisoners were doing this, the guards would be taking pot-shots and murdering prisoners who weren't working hard enough, or even just at random. Mauthausen had gas chambers which killed about 36,000 and was also the home of Aribert Heim, the camp doctor who was number 3 on the FBI's most wanted war criminals list after the war finished. Aribert Heim was on par with Mengele, and conducted experiments by selecting prisoners at random and injecting their hearts with petrol, orange juice or various other solutions and timing how long it took them to die. He conducted operations for no medical reason, with no anaesthetic, removing organs and leaving patients to die on the table. When the Americans liberated the camp on 5th May 1945 they found his office decorated with human skulls, lampshades and cushion covers made of human skin and various other "trophies" of his victims. 2 days before the Nazis fled Mauthausen, they took everyone to a cave in the quarry and tried to blow it up. The Poles in the camp had caught wind of this plot and sabotaged it leading to a standoff, and then everyone being taken back to the camp. The Kapos (prisoners who helped the Nazis in return for priveleges and were equally as cruel as the guards) did not get to flee with the SS as the Americans approached. They were torn limb from limb, by hand by the other prisoners. Over 190,000 people walked through the gates of Mauthausen. Only 90,000 came back out alive. Amongst those 90,000 was my grandfather and all 4 others he had been convicted with. They fulfilled their pact. The dentist died 2 weeks after Mauthausen was liberated. My grandfather was one of 8 siblings. His father and one of his brothers had been killed 6 days after the Nazis invaded Poland. The resistance in the village had blown up a car with 3 SS officers in it. The Nazis didn't know who was responsible, so they made a show of force by taking 11 innocent men at random for each german officer. 33 men in total were taken to the town square, made to dig their own graves and then executed. Another of my grandfathers brothers suffered a similar fate, although he actually was part of the resistance and was caught. Another brother was in the Polish army and was massacred at Katyn by the Soviets. All the women had been repeatedly raped and abused by the end of the war. So of the 5 boys (plus their dad), my grandfather and his brother were the only 2 to survive. His brother was never spoken to again by the family and although nobody really speaks of it, there seems to be an implication that the reason for his exile was because he was a collaborator. This is the story of my family, but it is just one family that was torn apart by the holocaust. There were 11 million victims in total. It is largely remembered as part of the Jewish history, because 6 million victims were Jewish but there were 5 million more victims of the holocaust were murdered for their political beliefs, their sexuality, being disabled or simply no reason at all. I realise this is a few days after Holocaust Memorial Day, because I deliberated on sharing, but I don't necessarily think that this is just something we should remember on one day and forget about for the rest of the year. Equally it is not the only genocide in history, and the point of HMD is not just about the victims who died at the hands of the Nazis but also about the 3 million murdered by the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia 30 years later, and the 800,000 massacred in Rwanda for being born into the wrong tribe in the early 1990s and the 500,000 plus who have been victims of the ongoing genocide in Darfur and countless other atrocities. The point of HMD is to come together as a global community and say NEVER AGAIN. That doesn't need one day in the calendar, it needs people to stand up and speak out against all forms of intolerance and inhumanity, wherever they occur. "The road to Auschwitz was built by hate, but paved with apathy" - Ian Kershaw.
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    TWTD Having Yet Another Meltdown.

    You're considered racist when you start making comments about the good old days when British teams were made up of Brits and none of these foreigners. You made the comments, not me, grow up and own them, and don't try to deflect your racism as being my fault.
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    TWTD Having Yet Another Meltdown.

    Back on topic, if the scum drop 5 more points over the rest of season then they’ll fail to match or beat our league one points total
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    Thailand canaries

    Haha I’m a wealth of google
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    Thailand canaries

    I’ve googled and Norwich bar appears to be in Ao Nang (Krabi) if you’re heading that way at any point. Red Lion in Chiang Mai is a sports bar. They’re advertising other fixtures but might be worth speaking to them when u get to Chiang Mai and seeing how amenable they are to putting Norwich on - they had the burnley game on last week by the looks of it
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    Thailand canaries

    I don’t, but cannot recommend strongly enough that you go to Elephant Nature Park instead of the abusive trekking camps if elephants are on your Chiang Mai agenda. ENP is an accredited sanctuary, anywhere you can ride an elephant is hugely abusive to the animals. As a side note, there is a Norwich City themed bar somewhere - possibly Koh Pha Ngan or somewhere. I didn’t find it on my travels there but a mate did when he went
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    TWTD Having Yet Another Meltdown.

    The Solidarnosc museum is an excellent visit if you ever find yourself in Gdansk - really brings to light what life was like under Soviet rule.
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    TWTD Having Yet Another Meltdown.

    Yep, they also charged Poland for renting the planes, food and lodging for the pilots and raided polish gold reserves to claim it back. £100 million was the cost to Poland for helping to save Britain. Then we were betrayed and sold to Stalin who was scarcely better than Hitler. Shameful the way the pilots and Poland in general was treated.
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