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I always love these stories where someone inadvertently sees an accurate description, and then decides that broadcasting it via the news will somehow negate and not reinforce the observation.
 

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I always love these stories where someone inadvertently sees an accurate description, and then decides that broadcasting it via the news will somehow negate and not reinforce the observation.
Why is it always the ones with multiple afflictions? Fat & uncontrollable seizures is not a pretty picture
 

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And then this happened:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/201...-top-gear-after-police-launch-sexual-assault/

Chris Evans has stepped down as the host of Top Gear, after his revamped motoring show was branded a failure and amidst a police probe into claims that the presenter sexually assaulted a former colleague.

On the morning after the final episode of Evans’s stint on Top Gear recorded the lowest audience figure since the show was revived by Jeremy Clarkson, in 2002, the presenter announced that he had given it “my best shot, but sometimes that’s not enough”.

Evans added: “I feel like my standing aside is the single best thing I can now do to help the cause.”


Hours before the presenter’s statement, the Metropolitan Police confirmed that officers were investigating an allegation of sexual assault, after a woman accused the host of exposing himself to her, and groping her breasts, in the 1990s.

BBC sources insisted that the police statement was an unfortunate coincidence, and that Evans had made the decision to quit last week, before being made aware that detectives were probing the allegations.

He denies the claims, and has dubbed them a witch hunt. In a sign that the corporation was standing by the presenter, he will continue to host his Radio 2 breakfast show.
 

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Hours before the presenter’s statement, the Metropolitan Police confirmed that officers were investigating an allegation of sexual assault, after a woman accused the host of exposing himself to her, and groping her breasts, in the 1990s.
jeez, lady, get around to it why don't ya?
 

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US benefit card misprint gives chat line surprise

"'It played over my car speaker, I was like, 'Wow, I must have messed that number up somehow really bad',' he told the Bangor Daily news. 'I look at the card, I dial it the exact same way again, and it keeps happening. I thought it was just hilarious.'"

You have a son. You also have a car and presumably a mobile phone that pairs with your car but you need free food? Baffling life decisions.
 

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You have a son. You also have a car and presumably a mobile phone that pairs with your car but you need free food? Baffling life decisions.
walmart workers still get some salary even though they need to be on welfare. welcome to america.
 

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Air Transat passengers whose flight was delayed after two pilots were charged with being impaired prior to leaving Glasgow say they're happy to finally arrive in Toronto.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/air-transat-pilots-arrest-1.3684955

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Scherensammler Scherensammler , why are you Scots fucking with our airline pilots? For god's sakes, your brethren corrupted a pious Muslim by forcing drink upon him!

First officer Imran Zafar Syed

Of course he is from Toronto and we all know how much people from there drink, right Fwiffs?
 

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why are you Scots fucking with our airline pilots? For god's sakes, your brethren corrupted a pious Muslim by forcing drink upon him!
I think they are obliged by contract to get drunk when in Scotland, and in Glasgow especially. Plus they don't serve fermented goat milk in the pubs here, only the heavy stuff.
 

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I think I read the jocks have the highest per capita consumption of alcohol in UK and are up there in the world. Oh wait, top 8.
 

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This has been in the news more than a few times including comparisons of our military capabilities. I'm sure if we ever get into a conflict, the forces whom are fighting in the name of the better monarch will prevail - inshallah.
 

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This has been in the news more than a few times including comparisons of our military capabilities. I'm sure if we ever get into a conflict, the forces whom are fighting in the name of the better monarch will prevail - inshallah.
If Canada attacks Denmark, does NATO side with the Danes?
 

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Why wouldn't we call on the power of the Commonwealth nations? They'll support us!

Actually there was a military comparison in the papers a few years ago. Canadians have an ageing air force but much better than the Danes. Neither of us have much of a navy. We use a lot of the same equipment - I think Leopold (?) tanks were used by both nations. I suppose that's NATO.
 

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Why wouldn't we call on the power of the Commonwealth nations? They'll support us!

Actually there was a military comparison in the papers a few years ago. Canadians have an ageing air force but much better than the Danes. Neither of us have much of a navy. We use a lot of the same equipment - I think Leopold (?) tanks were used by both nations. I suppose that's NATO.
I thought Canada had a "Two-Ocean" navy?
 

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We do. This is part of the issue - do you invest in Halifax or in Vancouver? We have some frigates, and some diesel submarines we bought off the British. I don't think we have much else - no destroyers and certainly no aircraft carriers. I think the frigates can launch a Sea King to look for submarines and mines.

It's sad because in 1945 at the close of WW2, Canada had the third largest navy in the world. Most of that was by necessity, transatlantic escorts, and the fear the Royal Navy would collapse.
 

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I thought Canada had a "Two-Ocean" navy?
You bet: One ship on the East coast and one on the west. Don't forget the Arctic Ocean. We go from sea to sea to sea. But we haven't built that top top icebreaker to assert sovereignty over the northern waters
 

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Obama calls off meeting with Philippine leader after 'whore' jibe

"US President Barack Obama has cancelled a meeting with controversial Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who had earlier called him a 'son of a whore'....In the past, President Duterte has called Pope Francis the 'son of a whore', US Secretary of State John Kerry 'crazy' and recently referred to the US ambassador to the Philippines a 'gay son of a whore'."

Maybe "son of a whore" is punctuation for Filipinos. Like the tagalog version of ******.
 
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