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June 10th, 2018, 10:42 am

You mean yourself? No.
You probably have enough friends on Wilmott as it is.
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June 10th, 2018, 11:23 am

Virtual friends? C'mon, it's like non-alcoholic vodka.
 
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Re: Russia земля борца самбо

June 17th, 2018, 5:19 am

there's been an incident in moscow during the soccer tournament
Moscow taxi driver mows down World Cup fans: Eight injured as Kyrgyzstani migrant swerves out of traffic, mounts pavement and speeds into crowd - before fleeing and being wrestled to ground
Moscow police said the motorist had a Kyrgyzstan driving licence and that he lost control of the vehicle, although the new footage of him mounting the pavement has raised questions as to whether the act was deliberate.
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Early reports suggested the driver may have been drunk although they have been dismissed by the Moscow traffic authority. Interfax sources claim that the driver fell asleep at the wheel and accidently pressed against the accelerator pedal.
 
 
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June 20th, 2018, 7:28 pm

Burger King says sorry for Russian World Cup pregnancy ad
The fast food company posted a Russian-language statement on local network VKontakte saying “we offer apologies for the announcement we made. It was too offensive.”
they were aiming for just the right amount of offensive?
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June 28th, 2018, 7:51 pm

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Re: Russia земля борца самбо

June 28th, 2018, 8:08 pm

is that a young putin?
 
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June 28th, 2018, 8:09 pm

yes.
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Re: Russia земля борца самбо

July 4th, 2018, 1:15 pm

"near" in the headline means 10 miles according to the text.
It's actually closer to Porton Down (the UK's chemical weapons lab, about 5 miles) than to where the russians were
 
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July 4th, 2018, 3:13 pm

Of course! The UK is attacking itself with toxic agents. That's the simplest explanation. Thanks.
 
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July 4th, 2018, 3:19 pm

Of course! The UK is attacking itself with toxic agents. That's the simplest explanation. Thanks.
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Re: Russia земля борца самбо

July 4th, 2018, 3:48 pm

As cuch said, the likeliest explanation might be a leak.

Another explanation might be that this was a random attack by the Russians to throw us off the scent. Like the old theory that if you want to kill someone, you kill a bunch of random people first so the police are looking for a serial killer and won't suspect you.

updates here
The couple have been named as Charlie Rowley and Dawn Sturgess by an Amesbury resident who claims to be their best friend.
Sam Hobson, 29, told reporters that he saw Ms Sturgess being taken out of Amesbury Baptist Church at 11am on Saturday.
Mr Rowley slumped into a "zombie-like state" several hours later at his home in Muggleton Road, he claimed.
"We were preparing clothes to take to Dawn in hospital," Mr Hobson told South West News Service. "He felt ill and went for a shower. Then his eyes went bloodshot and like two pin pricks, he began garbling incoherently and I could tell he was hallucinating.
"He was making weird noises and acting like a zombie. He slumped against the wall.
"Everybody is saying it's drugs related but Dawn doesn't take drugs. This doesn't make any sense - I can't see why they'd be targeted, it's completely random."
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A source told The Independent there are no obvious connections between this case and the Skripals.
The couple are British and have no known link to espionage. Could they have been affected by residues of the novichok-based agents used on the Skripals? It is thought that should have dissipated by now.
the story ISM linked seemed to think that it was relevant that this couple were found "near" to where the Skripals were found. Elsewhere in that article, it said the two incidents were 10 miles apart.

If people were to be "affected by residues of the novichok-based agents used on the Skripals," I would have thought it would have happened much sooner and to more people.
The theory that was settled on for the Skripals after what, half a dozen earlier theories (gas through the car vents and so on) was that poison was placed on the door handles of their house.
 
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July 4th, 2018, 4:09 pm

I would rule out fowl play.

BTW what symptoms are they showing?
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Re: Russia земля борца самбо

July 4th, 2018, 4:42 pm

I would rule out fowl play.

BTW what symptoms are they showing?
not bird flu then
The article I linked with updates had a description from their friend
Mr Rowley slumped into a "zombie-like state" several hours later at his home in Muggleton Road, he claimed.
"We were preparing clothes to take to Dawn in hospital," Mr Hobson told South West News Service. "He felt ill and went for a shower. Then his eyes went bloodshot and like two pin pricks, he began garbling incoherently and I could tell he was hallucinating.
"He was making weird noises and acting like a zombie. He slumped against the wall.
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