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  1. This thread is awfully harsh on the guy. He's a positive member of the team otherwise he wouldn't be in the first 11 simple as that. If he was that bad he wouldn't be a starter and if there was no replacement the formation would change to accommodate another player. I know Harvey Barnes had better stats but that doesn't make Gray worse.
  2. I think Emma is getting a bit of a raw deal here. Sure she leads a key set lifestyle etc etc. But what extinction rebellion are looking to do is get governments to take action. The more high profile people who attach their name to this the better. It's not about whether someone has flown quite a bit it's about governments taking real action and changing the way we all do things and that can only happen from the very top. They make the laws and decide the future for all of us.
  3. I initially thought the camera caught him at the exact wrong time. Now I think he's lying when he probably thought he was being funny. Now he just looks like an idiot.
  4. One thing I have observed with myself and my friends is that if you're depressed and smoking weed then you're more likely to never shake off that depression. Weed and depression and anxiety go hand in hand.
  5. Mango all day long! Unless you're really dehydrated and it's a hot day then watermelon.
  6. This is a creepy version of Facebook or Instagram likes having a direct effect on your real life and that it your family. For any fans of Black Mirror this is just like an episode of that! China has started ranking citizens with a creepy 'social credit' system — here's what you can do wrong, and the embarrassing, demeaning ways they can punish you Alexandra Ma Oct 29, 2018, 12:06 PM An internet cafe in Wuhan, China. REUTERS/Stringer China plans to rank all its citizens based on their "social credit" by 2020. People can be rewarded or punished according to their scores. Like private financial credit scores, a person's social scores can move up and down according to their behavior. At the moment the system is piecemeal - some are run by city councils, while others are scored by private tech platforms that hold personal data. Scroll down to see how you can be punished or rewarded. The Chinese state is setting up a vast ranking system that will monitor the behavior of its enormous population, and rank them all based on their "social credit." The "social credit system," first announced in 2014, aims to reinforce the idea that "keeping trust is glorious and breaking trust is disgraceful," according to a government document. The program is due to be fully operational nationwide by 2020, but is being piloted for millions of people across the country already. The scheme will be mandatory. At the moment the system is piecemeal - some are run by city councils, others are scored by private tech platforms which hold personal data. Like private credit scores, a person's social score can move up and down depending on their behavior. The exact methodology is a secret - but examples of infractions include bad driving, smoking in non-smoking zones, buying too many video games and posting fake news online. NOW WATCH: How 'leftover' women in China are changing its culture >> 1. Banning you from flying or getting the train. REUTERS/Stringer China has already started punishing people by restricting their travel. Nine million people with low scores have been blocked from buying tickets for domestic flights, Channel News Asia reported in March, citing official statistics. They can also clamp down on luxury options - three million people are barred from getting business-class train tickets. The eventual system will punish bad passengers specifically. Potential misdeeds include trying to ride with no ticket, loitering in front of boarding gates, or smoking in no-smoking areas. 2. Throttling your internet speeds. photosteve101 / Flickr, CC This is according to Rachel Botsman, an author who published part of her book on tech security on Wired last year. The exact mechanics aren't clear yet. According to Foreign Policy, credit systems monitor whether people pay bills on time, much like financial credit trackers - but also ascribe a moral dimension. Other mooted punishable offences include spending too long playing video games, wasting money on frivolous purchases and posting on social media. Spreading fake news, specifically about terrorist attacks or airport security, will also be punishable offences. 3. Banning you — or your kids — from the best schools. CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP/Getty Images 17 people who refused to carry out military service last year were barred from enrolling in higher education, applying for high school, or continuing their studies, Beijing News reported. In July, a Chinese university denied an incoming student his spot because the student's father had a bad social credit score. 4. Stopping you getting the best jobs. Wikipedia "Trust-breaking" individuals would also be banned from doing management jobs in state-owned firms and big banks. Some crimes, like fraud and embezzlement, would also have a big effect on social credit, Botsman reported. 5. Keeping you out of the best hotels. James Jin/Flickr People who refused military service were also banned from some holidays and hotels - showing that vacation plans are fair game too. The regime rewards people here as well as punishes them. People with good scores can speed up travel applications to places like Europe, Botsman said. An unidentified woman in Beijing also told the BBC in 2015 that she was able to book a hotel without having to pay a cash deposit because she had a good score. 6. Getting your dog taken away. REUTERS/Stringer The eastern Chinese city of Jinan started enforcing a social credit system for dog owners in 2017, whereby pet owners get points deducted if the dog is walked without a leash or causes public disturbances. Those who lost all their points had their dogs confiscated and had to take a test on regulations required for pet ownership. Read more: Chinese dog owners are being assigned a social credit score to keep them in check - and it seems to be working 7. Being publicly named as a bad citizen. REUTERS/Fred Dufour/Pool Naming and shaming is another tactic available. A a 2016 government noticeencourages companies to consult the blacklist before hiring people or giving them contracts. However, people will be notified by the courts before they are added to the list, and are allowed to appeal against the decision within ten days of receiving the notification. It's not clear when the list will start to be implemented. A prototype blacklist already exists, and has been used to punish people. The scrolling list on the left shows individual's names alongside partially redacted ID numbers, while the one on the right shows company names. Li Xiaolin, a lawyer who was placed on the list in 2015, found himself unable to purchase plane tickets home while on a work trip, Human Rights Watch reported. He also couldn't apply for credit cards. Source: Chinese Supreme People's Court This video, posted by freelance journalist James O'Malley, shows an announcement on a bullet train from Beijing to Shanghai warning people not to misbehave — or else their "behavior will be recorded in individual credit information system." Read more: A creepy video shows how China warns its citizens to behave or get punished by its nationwide social credit system There is also a list for good citizens — that will reportedly get you more matches on dating websites. Baihe The BBC said that Baihe, China's biggest dating site, is boosting the profiles of good citizens. They can also get discounts on energy bills, rent things without deposits, and get better interest rates at banks. Andy Zwikel These perks were available to people in Rongcheng, eastern China, whose city council rolled out a social credit system for its citizens and was profiled by Foreign Policy. Despite the creepiness of the system — Human Rights Watch called it "chilling," while Botsman called it "a futuristic vision of Big Brother out of control" — some citizens say it's making them better people already. China Photos/Getty A 32-year-old entrepreneur, who only gave his name as Chen, told Foreign Policy: "I feel like in the past six months, people's behaviour has gotten better and better. "For example, when we drive, now we always stop in front of crosswalks. If you don't stop, you will lose your points. "At first, we just worried about losing points, but now we got used it"
  7. Leicester without Mahrez is like a biscuit with no cup of tea.
  8. Praising a racist who wants genocide.
  9. A useful listen for the confused
  10. We all need to be aware of the fascists play book so we can challenge and so this movement. It's a lot more sophisticated than many realise and without actively calling it out we could sleepwalk into fascist rule rather quickly. There are already sympathisers in the government that's in power and all major news outlets are giving a mouthpiece to the lines of Bannon via farage. In case you don't know about Steve Bannon look him up. He basically wants a massive war, wipe out most non whites and enslave the rest. He has the ear of trump, farage, banks and Reece mogg. It's scary stuff.
  11. Jacob Reece mogg daughter is same as him. A total c u n t. Runs in the family. How to profit out of disasters and misery. Now running for the brexit party. Wonder what their objective will be? Disaster and misery for the UK and it's citizens. The worse it gets the more money they can make. This isn't paranoid conspiracy stuff this is what leading brexiteers want. And they have managed to get half the nation to vote for them. They even stand up in parliament and say this out but it doesn't get coverage and they use code like 'we need to get government out of running the nhs' which is another way of saying privatise the nhs.
  12. Same here, PM me if you want to drop one off
  13. Get a compost bin and burn the rest
  14. Have you been able to sit down yet?
  15. Where's the best dark beer on draft in Leicester?
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