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Re: UK going to the dogs

September 6th, 2018, 4:40 pm

 
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Re: UK going to the dogs

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Re: UK going to the dogs

September 7th, 2018, 11:18 am

British Air data breach

https://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/bri ... attack.amp

“Around 380,000 card payments were compromised, the airline said, with hackers obtaining names, street and email addresses, credit card numbers, expiry dates and security codes - sufficient information to steal from accounts.”

For any bookings made between August 21 and Sept 5 - customers are advised to cancel the card that was used and contact the credit card company.

Oddly enough this is the same period in which a cyber security expert went missing.

So it could be connected - the Russians captured him and then made him an offer he couldn’t refuse?
 
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Re: UK going to the dogs

September 7th, 2018, 12:00 pm

Russia doesn’t need to be involved, but I agree the coincidence is intriguing.
 
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Re: UK going to the dogs

September 7th, 2018, 1:02 pm

Russia doesn’t need to be involved, but I agree the coincidence is intriguing.
Well, you know it is a bit tongue in cheek, blaming everything on the Russians, but...?

In any case, British Air passengers should be able to extract some travel vouchers, at least.

Data-breached airlines give you...
 
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Re: UK going to the dogs

September 8th, 2018, 8:42 am

Less of a problem. I never got abused online for being male.
 
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September 8th, 2018, 9:54 am

Russia doesn’t need to be involved, but I agree the coincidence is intriguing.
Well, you know it is a bit tongue in cheek, blaming everything on the Russians, but...?

In any case, British Air passengers should be able to extract some travel vouchers, at least.

Data-breached airlines give you...

from their website, it sounds like they'll make you whole if someone steals money from your credit card, and pay for credit monitoring for a year, but apart from that, nothing

Will you reimburse customers?

Yes. No customer will be out of pocket as a direct result of the criminal theft of data from ba.com and the airline’s mobile app. Any customer who made a booking in that timeframe will be reimbursed for any fraudulent activity on their accounts as a direct result of the data theft. Further, we will offer a 12 month credit rating monitoring service to any affected customer who is concerned about an impact to their credit rating, provided by specialists in the field.

How are you reimbursing?

We are working through the process and will update our customers as soon as we can.

No customer will be out of pocket as a direct result of the criminal theft of data from ba.com and the airline’s mobile app. Further, we will offer a 12 month credit rating monitoring service to any affected customer who is concerned about an impact to their credit rating, provided by specialists in the field.
 
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Re: UK going to the dogs

September 11th, 2018, 8:33 am

I think we all remember when the UK refused to let benny hinn land there now they want to ban Franklin Graham
son of the great billy graham, he took part in president trump's first inauguration, and runs my favorite charity (Samaritan's Purse)
 
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September 11th, 2018, 9:52 am

I think we all remember when the UK refused to let benny hinn land there now they want to ban Franklin Graham
son of the great billy graham, he took part in president trump's first inauguration, and runs my favorite charity (Samaritan's Purse)
This feels like a borderline case. Being thoroughly offensive shouldn’t in general be enough to have you banned from visiting a country. Although if your plans are to incite riot, hatred, etc., you can see the temptation to avoid the trouble. And I can’t speak for others, but I have never heard of Benny Hinn.
 
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September 11th, 2018, 11:03 am

one suspects you would find any christian minister offensive.
Franklin Graham is continuing the ministry of his father, Billy Graham who was "America's pastor" and preached in 185 countries on 6 continents. Billy Graham's largest audience was 1.1 million  in Seoul in 1973, and he brought the gospel to 155,000 people in Moscow in 1992 after the fall of the Soviet Union.
Billy Graham dined with the Queen and had tea at number 10 with prime minister Churchill

the UK has a history of allowing in muslim preachers who advocate killing infidels
 
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Re: UK going to the dogs

September 11th, 2018, 11:33 am

... and he brought the gospel to 155,000 people in Moscow in 1992 after the fall of the Soviet Union.
And to me in Oxford in the late '70s. It was quite disturbing being surrounded by so many worshippers, being the only sitting atheist in a room full of standing, praying, religionists.
 
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Re: UK going to the dogs

September 11th, 2018, 2:54 pm

It's easy to identify atheists; the shifty eyes.
 
 
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Re: UK going to the dogs

September 12th, 2018, 9:34 pm

will be hard to blame it on Novichok alone

UK’s falling life expectancy is like post-Soviet crisis

"These figures suggest the next report on life expectancy will be an even greater cause for concern, and the one after that will be worse again."

Improving life expectancy used to be the UK’s forte — now it’s falling behind

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