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by dvx Wed Apr 25th, 2012 at 11:34:56 AM EST

It's always about oysterity around here.


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by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Wed Apr 25th, 2012 at 11:57:40 AM EST
That's rather shellfish of you. I'm sure well winkle some in somewhelk

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Wed Apr 25th, 2012 at 12:02:30 PM EST
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A clamdown on free speech?

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II
by eurogreen on Wed Apr 25th, 2012 at 12:05:05 PM EST
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Don't you folks try to mussel in.
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Wed Apr 25th, 2012 at 12:19:08 PM EST
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Conch you just let it be?

The fact is that what we're experiencing right now is a top-down disaster. -Paul Krugman
by dvx (dvx.clt ät gmail dotcom) on Wed Apr 25th, 2012 at 12:24:43 PM EST
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the bi-valves on this site provide nothing but abalone.

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Anaïs Nin
by Crazy Horse on Wed Apr 25th, 2012 at 12:28:48 PM EST
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Chowder hell did you think that one up?

You can't be me, I'm taken
by Sven Triloqvist on Wed Apr 25th, 2012 at 01:06:23 PM EST
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Washington Post:
In an internal employee-only briefing Tuesday, Secret Service security officials said that not all of the men may have had sexual encounters with prostitutes, according to a person familiar with the briefing. But the officials said that the employees implicated in Cartagena violated policy simply by soliciting prostitutes and negotiating prices for services, whether they received the services or not. In Colombia, prostitution is legal, but hotel guests are often asked to pay a fee if an additional guest joins them overnight.

The people familiar with the accused employees said some of them have said there was no sexual activity because the men were so drunk that they fell asleep immediately after bringing the women to their rooms.

by gk (g k quattro due due sette "at" gmail.com) on Wed Apr 25th, 2012 at 01:47:34 PM EST
As if being so drunk that you immediately fall asleep in your room in the presence of an un-vetted foreign national who was invited for sexual services would not show sufficient dereliction of judgement to justify firing. After all, they were there to provide security, not to compromise it.

As the Dutch said while fighting the Spanish: "It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Wed Apr 25th, 2012 at 03:29:04 PM EST
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You just can't get the staff these days

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Wed Apr 25th, 2012 at 03:39:31 PM EST
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The physical demands probably means that they get a good number of former athletes and ex-millitary - and the locker-room and barracks culture comes with them.

As the Dutch said while fighting the Spanish: "It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Wed Apr 25th, 2012 at 07:30:09 PM EST
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VIVA POSHBOY!!

Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.
by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Wed Apr 25th, 2012 at 01:54:55 PM EST
A fine achievement for neoliberal economics

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Wed Apr 25th, 2012 at 02:02:44 PM EST
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as the foopball is on pay tv, I am attempting to watch the extra time on an illegal web feed. Getting about 2 frqmes per second, with long pauses.

good game thiugh. Either team will make Chavski look like the steaming heap of doings they really are.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Wed Apr 25th, 2012 at 05:16:48 PM EST
Bayern won on penalties. Both sides played well but each also had deficiencies.

Bayern didn't seem to know what to do in the penalty area, Robben's product was really non-existent.

Real had more about them, but seemed unable to find somebody to finish off the many fine chances they created. Genuinely exciting match, could have gone either way

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Wed Apr 25th, 2012 at 05:43:50 PM EST
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