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  1. the_bloke

    Query about an email address

    Reminds me of an AOL email address from the '90s
  2. the_bloke

    Overthrowing the government of Venezuela

    No, I've not looked into it in detail to make a decision. Or are you suggesting I should believe everything posted by someone who publishes videos that fall for every conspiracy theory going? Don't you find it strange that only blogs, tiny YouTube channels and RT are calling it fake? Is the Washington Post lying about defectors too? https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2019/02/02/what-we-know-about-venezuelan-air-force-general-who-defected-maduros-government/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.a4ccfacb2883
  3. the_bloke

    Overthrowing the government of Venezuela

    So the Youtube channel 'One Ten Thousandth' is yours? You are a big fan of conspiracy theories then? Surprised you haven't posted a video to your channel saying the moon landings were fake and that the Holocaust wasn't real.
  4. the_bloke

    IS schoolgirl wants to return

    You really think that? She could denounce IS for the rest of her life but certain people will still see her actions in Syria as something to celebrate. The certain type of people similar to how she was when she left to go to join IS for example. There are people on SF who refuse to believe the news because they don't trust the source, even if from the horses mouth. It doesn't take a genius to assume people who want to celebrate her actions in joining IS will be quick to assume she's lying under duress if she ever spoke against IS and extremism. Not all people given new identities are done so because they have killed someone. Most are given them for their own protection. It also prevents them from claiming fame and notoriety from past events.
  5. Is Sheffield Forum listed on some crackpot website as a place for people to join up to to spread this sort of 'news'?
  6. the_bloke

    IS schoolgirl wants to return

    She has to be allowed in the country; she's a British citizen and international law says you can't make someone stateless. However some parts of society will see her as a hero, and that's the worry. I agree that she should be investigated and charged and punished accordingly with the grooming taken in mitigation. From then on she should be given a new identity with strict conditions attached to prevent her being used as an icon for extremists, or even worse to be involved with extremists herself. The last thing that should happen is to see her plastered all over the television giving anti Western rants like Choudary and Hook were.
  7. the_bloke

    IS schoolgirl wants to return

    Yet as an adult she's totally unrepentant.
  8. Google shows he's also written to the Star in support of Jeremy Corbyn.
  9. Are you suggesting that the tax credits system artificially keeps wages low?
  10. Guido has already done that bit of detective work. https://order-order.com/2019/02/08/labour-member-leading-berger-deselection-attempt-israel-conspiracist-called-disruptive-zionist/
  11. the_bloke

    Overthrowing the government of Venezuela

    Because he's desperate to get the oil out of the ground and money in the economy again, fully understanding that the country needs a massive injection of cash to become stable again - cash that the government doesn't have in order to kick start oil production again. The country needs investment desperately.
  12. the_bloke

    Overthrowing the government of Venezuela

    OPEC has slashed oil production since the start of this year in order to keep the price up. Oil production in the US has increased in the last few years, so it's cheaper to buy locally obtained oil than import it. Production is expected to reach 12 million barrels per day by mid 2019. To put that into perspective, Venezuela has never produced more than 4 million barrels a day and that was in the early 1970s.
  13. the_bloke

    Liam Neeson Interview.

    Four pages in and no one has said anything about his friend being raped which lead to him feeling the way he did. It's like that doesn't matter, even though that's the actual only criminal offence in the story and the only bit of it that has left a lasting impression physically and psychologically on someone. I wonder what would have happened if the key descriptor of the alleged rapist was 'English' and not 'Black' and he went around looking to exact revenge on an Englishman for a week? Would this story even be a thing?
  14. the_bloke

    Overthrowing the government of Venezuela

    Venezuelan oil is bought by the US at half of the price it was in 2010. That doesn't fit your argument. https://www.eia.gov/dnav/pet/hist/LeafHandler.ashx?n=PET&s=IVE0000004&f=A
  15. It's too late now, but if you were confident the dish and wiring were working fine, you could have got a TV with FreeSAT built in instead. Mine's got both FreeSAT and Freeview built in and I get a better picture with the dish than the aerial.

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