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by ppauper
Yesterday, 10:43 pm
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Topic: paradise lost
Replies: 3014
Views: 388987

Re: paradise lost

About 200 illegal Malaysian workers deported or stopped from entering NZ
they just want a better life for themselves and their families, but the nativists claim that the newcomers are stealing jobs
"So Kiwis are being cut out of jobs," Mr Murray said.
by ppauper
Yesterday, 3:18 pm
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Topic: norway
Replies: 181
Views: 24414

Re: norway

Didn’t we already discuss this? The story somehow received a lot of international attention, perhaps because of the good natured police tweet? we discussed a different drunk Norwegian a day or two ago. I thought it got attention because of the absurdity, just as someone popped for DWI on a horse or...
by ppauper
Yesterday, 10:53 am
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Topic: the marathon general matters thread
Replies: 151
Views: 10074

Re: the marathon general matters thread

so 200km would be 80 laps. It makes support and logistics easier, but makes the event a little boring for participants
by ppauper
February 24th, 2018, 7:04 pm
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Topic: 2016 olympics: Rio
Replies: 36
Views: 34756

Re: 2016 olympics: Rio

Canadian Olympic skier arrested in Pyeongchang for stealing Hummer after night of drinking

According to local media, the driver had a blood alcohol content of 0.160, well over the South Korean limit of 0.05.
by ppauper
February 24th, 2018, 2:21 pm
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Topic: Stupid question of the day
Replies: 1241
Views: 50555

Re: Stupid question of the day

what's yes? For a moment I thought it mapped the results of the 1972 referendum, when with a razor thin margin Norwegians voted not to join the EU. But Østfold has the wrong color, so probably just an opinion poll. But, loosely speaking, the map shows the usual story: people living in the greater O...
by ppauper
February 24th, 2018, 11:47 am
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Topic: Stupid question of the day
Replies: 1241
Views: 50555

Re: Stupid question of the day

After BREXIT, will UK still keep paying for the upkeep of the Eurovision Song Festival? Collector an bearish are worried because Norge is hot favourite this year. if australia can be in it, so can a post-brexit uk norway isn't a EU member either https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/40/N...
by ppauper
February 24th, 2018, 11:24 am
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Topic: Grammar Time!
Replies: 1407
Views: 168616

Re: Grammar Time!

this headline is confusing:
Red Cross reveals 21 staff paid for sexual services
does that mean that the staff are the ones paying for sexual services or the ones being paid for sexual services?
by ppauper
February 24th, 2018, 11:21 am
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Topic: India, a dream becoming reality
Replies: 3570
Views: 532185

Re: India, a dream becoming reality

mob takes selfies while lynching man
something to show the grandchildren
by ppauper
February 24th, 2018, 11:20 am
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Topic: road to rhodesia
Replies: 43
Views: 4048

Re: road to rhodesia

by ppauper
February 24th, 2018, 11:18 am
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Topic: Your rants here
Replies: 496
Views: 16164

Re: Your rants here

the second traffic picture is easy to explain, the vehicle in front is just entering a no passing zone, so any other cars would have passed it before the start of the zone I get the question, it's why is it always 1 car rather than 2 or 12. Not sure whether that's a universal truth or whether it's u...
by ppauper
February 24th, 2018, 11:10 am
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Topic: Indonesia, land of toxic mud.
Replies: 474
Views: 139359

Re: Indonesia, land of toxic mud.

by ppauper
February 24th, 2018, 11:08 am
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Topic: Krazy for Kazakhstan
Replies: 21
Views: 16349

Re: Krazy for Kazakhstan

Cuchulainn wrote:
ppauper wrote:

If they think apostrophes are a pain, just wait until they get to the other stuff.

accents
by ppauper
February 24th, 2018, 11:06 am
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Topic: Cost of 1991 Gulf War to Kuwait
Replies: 8
Views: 189781

Re: Cost of 1991 Gulf War to Kuwait