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by afew Wed Nov 14th, 2012 at 11:39:12 AM EST

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by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Wed Nov 14th, 2012 at 11:40:41 AM EST
another day which ends with Helen squeaking "I've been deaded"

(How many will get that reference ?)

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Wed Nov 14th, 2012 at 12:58:10 PM EST
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Have you been bottling blue beer today?
by Metatone (metatone [a|t] gmail (dot) com) on Wed Nov 14th, 2012 at 01:07:14 PM EST
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No bluebottles, but we had a drunk wasp

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Wed Nov 14th, 2012 at 01:20:16 PM EST
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My Capitaine!
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Wed Nov 14th, 2012 at 04:49:04 PM EST
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More dellinpole fun following on from the video yesterday.

A local (not me)  has called in the police over electoral corruption

http://www.betternation.org/2012/11/heaton-harris-and-delingpole-referred-to-northants-police-for-po ssible-breach-of-electoral-law/

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.

by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Wed Nov 14th, 2012 at 01:45:40 PM EST
Good for him. You'd like to see it end with the pair of them facing the tender mercies of C wing in a maximum security jail, but I suspect that the police will decline to investigate. Later, the Crown prosecution service will declare that it is "not in the public interest to proceed", as they invariably do when a favoured member of the elite has been caught with their hands in the till

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Wed Nov 14th, 2012 at 01:58:25 PM EST
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Skepticism is the first step on the road to truth. -- Denis Diderot
by ATinNM on Wed Nov 14th, 2012 at 02:33:32 PM EST
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The London billionaires have solved the problem of were the servants shall live. It is the basement again.

(See the servants quarters there in the middle? Next to the bowling alley?)

Billionaires' basements: the luxury bunkers making holes in London streets | Art and design | The Guardian

The reason for all this quarrying is not the discovery of a coal-rich seam beneath the Wrenaissance streets, but the local enthusiasm for subterranean development. Over the past four years, this local authority alone has granted planning applications for more than 800 basement extensions, refused 90, and has a further 20 outstanding. It is the most densely populated borough in the country, with no room to build outwards, and no permission to build upwards - so the only way is down.


A vote for PES is a vote for EPP! A vote for EPP is a vote for PES! Support the coalition, vote EPP-PES in 2009!
by A swedish kind of death on Wed Nov 14th, 2012 at 03:18:23 PM EST
surely that design is backwards. The servants quaters would be behind the pins.

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Wed Nov 14th, 2012 at 03:58:44 PM EST
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I don't actually see the problem with this. Obviously there are the issues with structural integrity of the surrounding houses, and construction noise is unpleasant, but if some idiot insists on building a 15 bedroom house, isn't it better to constrain it to a small footprint? The other option is to let him buy somebody's farm in the outskirts, build a castle, then drive into the City every time you want a beer with your mates. Sprawling suburbs the result.

Walkable urban landscapes and all that...

by asdf on Thu Nov 15th, 2012 at 04:15:00 PM EST
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The problem is that they have far to much money for their pissing contests. The particulars of the pissing contest can be more or less bad but spending that kind of money for it, is obscene in and of itself.

A vote for PES is a vote for EPP! A vote for EPP is a vote for PES! Support the coalition, vote EPP-PES in 2009!
by A swedish kind of death on Fri Nov 16th, 2012 at 09:58:57 AM EST
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Is dKos down for anyone else ?

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Wed Nov 14th, 2012 at 04:30:20 PM EST
yes

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Skepticism is the first step on the road to truth. -- Denis Diderot

by ATinNM on Wed Nov 14th, 2012 at 04:32:12 PM EST
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Yep.
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Wed Nov 14th, 2012 at 04:56:36 PM EST
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Nope.
by asdf on Thu Nov 15th, 2012 at 04:16:08 PM EST
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