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Guesty

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  1. Defence not covering themselves in glory. But midfield looks a problem: offering no real protection, creating nothing, but even worse not keeping the ball. Don't understand why we play Perez in that position. He doesn't create anything and gets knocked off the ball. Put Pratt on and at least we'll keep the ball more.
  2. Not that it excuses those 57 officers. But the Buffalo Mayor has said their union forced them to resign. The union said if they didn't resign they would never represent them again in any future case. This is one of the biggest problems. Union's are good to a point, but there comes a time where they overstep their duty. They become too militant. Not sure what you can do to combat it though? Doubt you can just sack 57 officers easily. Maybe someone more senior will get involved because it makes no sense whatsoever. It's made a bad situation even worse - and made the union look awful.
  3. The Diocese of Washington, whose Church it is, is now on CNN saying she's outraged at what he did and denouncing Trump. Saying the church in no way supports it. Maybe this time he's gone one step too far?
  4. He just got the police the attack a crowd of peaceful protesters with tear gas and rubber bullets. Just to walk where they'd been and clumsily hold a bible outside a church. Think really he doesn't like the bunker boy thing. He just looks a typical bully. Dressing weakness up as strength. Wonder with things like this if it really works. His cultish supporters will love it. The swing voters might have another opinion.
  5. Wish I could see more of this, he gets it. It's a video of police joining the protest - seems better than sharing videos of police brutality (nothing amazing actually happens in the video). This situation will never get better unless people accept there is a problem within elements of the police. Instead of ignoring it, they need to weed out the bad ones - not just blindly defend them. They need better recruitment, training and accountablity. You see some of the videos of police brutality, or of police intervening in a peaceful protest with aggression - just escalating or provoking situations. At worst there are police officers who are racist or drunk with power. But some people just aren't cut out to be police officers. They don't have the temperament. They let fear take control; they dress up a weakness as a strength and lash out unfairly at people because they're scared. Or they're cowards who enjoy lashing out at people they know they have power over. It's so frustrating seeing people abuse their power and weak leadership excusing it - which is probably why civil unrest is now so widespread.
  6. Bit dangerous for the White House to tweet this. Trump doing it is one thing. Might be nuanced but Trump's twitter represents himself; that represents the nation. Shooting should only really be to protect life. I know he likes to be divisive; but they're playing with fire here. There are already videos showing unrest is spreading to other cities.
  7. Not really a good look for the police. Arrest the black reporter live on air; then come back and arrest his collegues. Then tell CNN he's been arrested for not moving. When he's live to the nation asking where they want them move to and he's happy to stay out of their way and go where they want. It's dangerous when the police start arresting journalists for no valid reason because they don't want people to see what they're really doing. I imagine their communications department was watching this thinking: please no.
  8. Don't know who it was. But if it's the same thread I'm thinking of I think they accused her of being homophobic. Think she was playing with her breast or something like that - whilst goading them. We could be talking about an entirely different situation! I always wonder where the bloke is who told us his friend from school was going to be a ref for our game. The ref had the worst game ever and he came back on here to lots of abuse (mostly light-hearted). I'd also like to know where the woman is who came on here and asked us to vote for her baby in one of those competitons. Then someone made fun of her baby (light-heartedly) and she went crazy! Then more people started winding her up. I think she got her friend to create an account. She also seemed to create another account. And got so wound up and confused, at one point she seemed to reply and argue with her own post - or her friend. Was my all-time number one Foxestalk moment - I'll never forget it; I was in tears. Even if I was to go back and read that thread: nothing will compare to sitting here watching it live and refreshing every 30 seconds.
  9. Does sort of bring the Attorney General into it now; which makes it harder for them. She's put herself in a bad spot. She tweeted defending him; yet the police say he's broken the guidlines and they would have sent him home. His speech looked like it had had legal advice. Be even worse if she's advised him; she's in charge of the people who made the law and would've been prosecuting him if a fine had been issued and he'd fought it. Some lawyers saying that she might have made her position untenable.
  10. Haven't paid proper attention to this convo and couldn't get that link to work properly - so if I've missunderstood sorry. But if you want a corrobrative reports about the looting this is a journalist's twitter feed who was on the ground. He looks legit, but I haven't researched him. His whole feed was quite eye opening (not just this tweet or thread). All the big fires, looks like someone hit him at one point. There's videos and pictures.
  11. It's possible. To be honest I stopped paying attention. He used to ask for advice about unemployment: then get annoyed when people would give him advice he didn't like (but would have helped him get a job).
  12. Yeah. Think he was always asking for unemployment and girlfriend advice.
  13. I agree with everything Maitlis said. But I don't think she should have said it; and I think the BBC are right. It's Newsnight; not The Emily Maitlis Show. She's just a presenter. If anything is going viral on social media from Newsnight, it should be an interview or investigative report. Not the presenter's opening monologue. She could have rephrased all of it slightly differently as a question - or said it as she interviewed someone. This isn't the first time I've seen one of her monlogues go viral appealing to people's emotions. I think sometimes in the age of social media some journalists want the celebrity/attention. But you can trade attention for respect. If Newsnight wants to hold itself to a higher standard, it has to stick to their rules; if it wants to be seen as a jokey light-hearted news programme then I'd have more sympathy - a bit like This Week. But serious news programmes on the BBC have impartiality rules; she could say this sort of thing in other outlets. Kuenssberg is always quoting stories or sources; she never really gives an opinion - even if she is biased. Maitlis could have said something similar using the same tactics Kuenssberg does. I think Maitlis lost her slot just to stop the drama; not as punishment. The BBC has enough problems about being seen as impartial. Sometimes it's partisan rubbish; but sometimes they do make mistakes. It's alright for Maitlis to say this: she get's to sit in a studio. There are juniour reporters, cameramen, photographers who work for the BBC who have to deal with the fall out of this on the front line.
  14. Is very odd. I didn't know that Dido Harding was overseeing the track and trace app either. People were already worried about their data. She was in charge of Talk Talk when they had a massive data breach years ago - 157k customers financial data was breached. She's also on the main board of the Jockey club which sanctioned Cheltenham earlier this year.
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    Jenrick did seem to have a valid excuse from what I read. With regards to Kinnock and the other Labour MP: I hope Starmer has given them a massive bollocking and has said to them because of you two clowns I can't now speak on this situation properly - I was annoyed, but not as much. With Cummings I do think there's a difference, because he's part of the team who thought up and helped communicate all these guidelines. There are people who would have liked to do what he did but were genuinely afraid they'd be breaking the law and stopped by the police. He didn't have to worry about that - he could just phone his friends at No10 if he was caught; and he had far more resources. Whenever I hear about this story and the guidelines it reminds me about a story from a care home I heard about on the radio. It was at the start of the crisis and an ambulance turned up with a person who'd had suspected co-vid and hadn't been given the all clear. The care home boss had a stand off with the ambulance crew and the person's family. The care home manager said they couldn't take someone with co-vid; there was a disagreement; they were then threatened with the police because they were breaking government guidelines. These guidlines have put people in difficult circumstances. We have one of the worst death rates in the world; care homes have been handled badly. This man it seems is so important the Prime Minister can't work without him; his decison making is important. If he'd just apologised and said as a father he'd made a mistake I'd have been annoyed at the hypocrisy but accepted it. But it's the insulting story that looks like it's been made up - I'll save you from going through all the holes. I laughed at Trump when he spoke about injecting bleach; the whole world is now laughing at us in much the same way - a 30 mile drive on his wife's birthday with their kid because he was having vision problems... I'm more annoyed at the government's response and their defence of him. There are people who were acting holier-than-thou at the start of this pandemic if they saw people breaking the government rules (like driving) - now some of those same people are defending him. The cultish behaviour adds to the annoyance.
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    Bet the Prime Minister is happy he held that national press conference in his back garden... After hearing things like: I was worried about my eyesight, so I strapped my family in the car and went for a long drive. What did he think was going to be the reaction? It's now brought his judgement into it in an even worse way.
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    This is the official account. Someone's getting a P45 but going out in flames.
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    Quite often outrage dies down and people just move on. With something like this and the fact so many people have been impacted I'm not so sure he will. The PM will probably come out for the press conference at 5pm and agree to an inquiry. Say the government can't comment whilst an inquiry is ongoing; hope the outrage dies down and see what happens. But he's so devisive and has so many enemies I'm not sure the media or people in his own party will allow it. Sturgeon won't leave this after getting rid of her CMO. Whilst some people are partisan in their politics a large number aren't. That's why so many swung from Labour to the Tories. Something like this could swing a lot back; it's very early in their term and they might hope people will forget about it by the time of the next election. It's probably 50/50 on how the public react in the next week or so.
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    Seems a silly road to go down for cabinet ministers to accuse people of political point scoring. Obviously some will be politically motivated. Many will just be annoyed: people who had it and as a family all isolated together; people who've seen loved ones die alone from a far not being able to visit; people who haven't been allowed to go to loved one's funerals; people who because of their job have isolated away from their family for months. Many more examples. And all those people will be even more annoyed that cabinet ministers are mentioning political point scoring. Now the Health Secretary has basically said on Twitter if you think you might be coming down with symptoms (or already have them) it's okay to drive across the country for childcare - I doubt they made it 250 miles without the kid needing the toilet or stopping for petrol - possibly infecting other people. There will be people who are sick of the lockdown who were playing by the rules who will now look for loopholes. Teachers and other people were already worried about going back to work. Will be even harder for them to trust the government. I think a large percentage of the country accept this has been a really unique and difficult situation for the government. And whilst mistakes have been made, they've been understanding. But if they don't handle things like this properly they could lose people's support.
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    Whilst we're talking about MP's: this is one of the better (most honest) speeches I've seen in the House of Commons from an MP - and has gone under the radar. He didn't make it in an actual coronavirus session. When you see all these people out: whilst some are flouting the rules, some of them will be people who're going through this. Reminds you why schools have to be kept open; teachers & local councils are worried; and calls to domestic violence hotlines have gone up. Makes me think about what some people must be going through in this lockdown.
  21. "Behind you John. You're on fire. FIRE JOHN."
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    Always find when parents film things like this a little wierd. It's like: it's less about the kid and more about the parent. The parent knows their friends are going to see it and they're embarrassed, so they sort of throw their kid under the bus. Saying we don't bring him up like this (whilst calling him a a foul-mouthed bast**d ). And why was he out there with his mate anyway... Used to see this sort of thing working in a school. You'd have that kid who was in trouble a lot, whose parents thought they were little angels: it was always the school, teachers or other kid's fault. Then their kid would do something and they were caught red-handed and the parent would turn on the kid like this. Of course, it was never any of the parent's fault... To be fair to the Dad, he isn't the one filming this (hopefully he hasn't got someone down to film it) - maybe it will have the desired effect.
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    This is a few tweets about procurement by a BBC Newsnight journalist (click on it and it opens up the thread). I work in the public sector (but not the NHS) procurement can be a right pain, so this doesn't suprise me - in fact I assumed it would be a problem. They work at such a slow speed whenever I've had to deal with them - and they seem offended if you ask them to speed up. They have all these rules in place they have to do because it's public money which drags it out - but they're so inflexible and uncooperative. Once we needed a new I.T. package. We told them what we wanted right at the start. It took four months and endless meetings till we were finally given what we asked for. As we told them at the start: it was the only package that did everything we needed. We can only order calculators from one place. But the buttons never work and unless you're sat outside the they die because there's not enough light to charge them. So it's a false economy because whilst they're cheap, they're not fit for purpose and constantly replaced (and that's just one example). It's like they don't listen to the people who are actually asking for the thing they're procuring. No one actually seems to know why it takes so long. It's like: that's how it's always been and they've never modernised in 30/40 years. Which is okay till there's a crisis. But that was just my experience where I work and wasn't sure if it was applicable here or how widespread it was till I saw this.
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    I think something like this unavoidable to talk about. It's when it gets into the pointless insults like the Dianne Abbott & Priti Patel argument where the posts have nothing at all to do with Coronavirus that it becomes unhelpful and annoying. But I understand what you mean - even if it starts off sensibly it always spirals.
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    It'll be behind a paywall though - if you click on the tweet it drops down into a few other tweets with the main points (when you click on show this thread). Doesn't look good for him (I've not read it yet). But, The Sunday Times is more of a conservative leaning paper. I mean it's basically owned by Murdoch.
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