January 18th, 2013

Euro Striptease: Flemish MEP’s Campaign Ad

Former Harriet Harman campaign staffer Jon Worth has gone into full-on bedwetting mode over this fun campaign video from a Flemish Christian Democrat.

The only thing Guido finds unappealing about the video is the claim that the EU is transparent…

Via: Tim Worstall


197 Comments

  1. 1
    Tosspot says:

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    • 42
      Anonymous says:

      Can anyone tell me how much of the £7.5bn Osborne gave to Ireland had been paid back? Or has UK even received interest on it?

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      • 70
        The Irish Minister for Cheeseburgers says:

        We have repaid you in blood sweat and tears. We got those off the Spanish.

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      • 77

        What I want to know is what happens when the Germans go to Fort Knox to get their gold and find it is just another Hollywood film set?

        Last time they went to have a look at it, the Yanks couldn’t find it. Absolutely true…

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          Timmy Tin Foil says:

          Ermm, Cat, I think you’re being confused by the film Goldfinger, as far as the “only a film set” goes. There really IS a Ft Knox bunker, and it really IS a heavily fortified building with all kinds of booby-trapping and surveillance both interior and exterior.
          Whether there’s any gold there, that’s another story; it might be that the gold, if indeed there is any at all, is actually at, oh, I don’t know, Area 51? Area 51, which is in theory even more impenetrable and is certainly remoter than hell, would seem to be a more logical place to store the gold, as it is also reputed to be a depot for spent nuke material and certain types of toxic waste. Makes more sense to have it there, than at an active military base accessible by road from Louisville in a half-hour. Maybe it’s all one large misdirection? Stranger things have happened.

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          • Not so, read this:

            Back in the mid-1920s, the head of the German Central Bank, Herr Hjalmar Schacht, went to New York to see Germany’s gold. However the NY Fed officials were unable to find the palette of Germany’s gold bullion. The Chairman of the Federal Reserve, Benjamin Strong was mortified, but to put him at ease Herr Schacht turned to him and said ‘Never mind, I believe you when you when you say the gold is there. Even if it weren’t you are good for its replacement.’

            http://therealasset.co.uk/german-gold-repatriation-bundesbank/

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          • Timmy Tin Foil says:

            I do know that story and I would have included it in my original post, but you DO realise that the “Fed” and the “Feds” are two different things altogether, at least in how they are set up? You learn in Conspiracy Theory 101 that the Federal Reserve Bank is not an official governmental agency, but rather a consortium of private banks organised as a quango by having political appointees. There could in theory be two different stockpiles of gold– one held by the United States government itself, and one held by the Federal Reserve Bank. To have included this fact would have been a distraction, I had thought.
            Which, by the way, reminds me of how those who attempt to sell you “physical” gold as a hedge against inflation tell you that your gold bars will be kept securely in their vaults, because you would need to go to the trouble and expense of storing it yourself, and you’d always worry about burglary. So they’ll send you the warehouse receipt evincing ownership, and you can take delivery in future, or sell the piece of paper for the gain if you wish. Tell ‘em it’s none of their business how troubling or expensive it is, you want the gold in hand. You’ll run the risk of burglary, and it’s not their concern. See if they sell to you on that basis. If not, then they’re trying to pull the same fast one the Fed was playing on Mr Schacht.

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      • 95
        Operation Crossbow says:

        They pad us Back in horse burgers

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    • 179
      Thon Brocket says:

      Fell off my fucking chair. Funniest thing I’ve seen in a year.

      Word of the week for old farts like me who remember that far back: Shergarburger.

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  2. 2
    Arthur Foxache says:

    The current banking crisis explained by an Irishman

    Young Paddy bought a donkey from a farmer for £100.
    The farmer agreed to deliver the donkey the next day.
    The next day he drove up and said, ‘Sorry son, but I have some bad news. The donkey’s died.’
    Paddy replied, ‘Well then just give me my money back.’
    The farmer said, ‘Can’t do that. I’ve already spent it.’

    Paddy said, ‘OK, then, just bring me the dead donkey.’
    The farmer asked, ‘What are you going to do with him?’
    Paddy said, ‘I’m going to raffle him off.’
    The farmer said, ‘You can’t raffle a dead donkey!’
    Paddy said, ‘Sure I can. Watch me. I just won’t tell anybody he’s dead.’

    A month later, the farmer met up with Paddy and asked, ‘ What happened with that dead donkey?’
    Paddy said, ‘I raffled him off. I sold 500 tickets at £2 each and made a profit of £898′
    The farmer said, ‘Didn’t anyone complain?’
    Paddy said, ‘Just the guy who won. So I gave him his £2 back.’

    Paddy now works for the Royal Bank of Scotland ..

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  3. 3
    Liarpoliticians says:

    Maybe the advert meant the lady in the film is “open and transparent”… :)

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    • 43
      The Kleptocracy says:

      Like everything that involves EU politicians, its all a big come-one but they never deliver.

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  4. 4
    Dave Camera on says:

    Now there’s an idea to improve my ratings.

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  5. 7
    ellisjackson says:

    She’s speaking Latvian (possibly Lithuanian – the languages are similar). Sadly I don’t know enough to translate it myself. It’s certainly not Flemish.

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  6. 9
    Anonymous says:

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      Blowing Whistles says:

      The word you missed dumbass and the inference [Irony and satire is this site] to all politicians is – “TRANSPARENT AS MUD” Tal.mud.

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      • 22
        Casual Observer says:

        Or as a reference to his clients previous involvement with certain child abuse related lobbies…

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        Blowing Whistles says:

        These Johnny Jobs Worths really do have a problem with their ‘self-importance’ / ‘ego’s’ / ‘impotence’.

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    • 96
      Operation Crossbow says:

      Guardian readers would have rather the model had been an 8 year old boy, not an adult woman.

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    • 97
      inside- out says:

      Another waste of space just looking for a safe Labour seat,and a job for life at the trough.
      Do we really need people like this representing us?

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      • 117
        Blowing Whistles says:

        Correction – They do not ‘represent us’ – they pretend to and lie about doing so.

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    • 177
      Bluto says:

      Don’t take it as a compliment. Who decides what is “unacceptable”? You and your po-faced gang?

      Sex has been around a very long time. People like it. Some men like women stripping. Some women like men stripping. Get over it. No-one forces you to watch.

      Stop meddling in other peoples lives you nasty little fascist. If you don’t like the video don’t watch it!

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  7. 11
    Fishy says:

    Funny, but not as funny as the blog comments.

    Crikey, there’s a whole world out there that I didn’t know about. It’s full of hand wringing weirdo narcissists (camp followers of their Head Narcissist, Weird Ed)…or have I missed the joke?

    Anyway, with due haste I really must sign up for the 2015 Declaration for Gender, Height, Weight and Hair Colour Balance in European Decision-Making.

    They really do get to the heart of the important issues these Euro Trashers.

    PS: What’s Jon Worth?

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  8. 14
    Owen Jones"The Cheekie Chappie" says:

    Paddy and Murphy needed to make some money and came up with the idea to produce a film. Murphy waited outside with the car and Paddy went in and asked the bank if they’d provide the finance.
    When he came out he said, “Feck me, they’re going to give us a shit load of money! Too much for us to carry in fact!”
    Murphy asked him, “Really? How much?”
    Paddy said, “Fecked if I know but it must be lots, they told me to come back with a trailer”.

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  9. 17
    Brown out and pay me damages. says:

    Sad and desperate.

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  10. 18
    Hittite Empire says:

    I hope that vid does not give the eagle sisters ideas.

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  11. 21
    A Co-Conspirator says:

    Best £20 spent for a while. 3 bottles of wine, 4 pack of carlsberg & 18 packs of hula hoops. Night in sorted. Well worth the winter stroll.

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  12. 24
    Hittite Empire says:

    “I am opposed because I believe in feminism and gender equality. Middle aged Flemish MEP puts up a video of a young woman from a central European country.”
    Jon says.

    Your right he is a bedwetting tosser

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    • 89
      The Bottle Fed Triplet says:

      That poor woman she was no doubt forced to do that for the camera by oppressive men.

      Nah, I know birds who would do that for nothing let alone a few quid and the chance to appear in a telly ad. Anyway what did she show? Her belly button?

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  13. 26
    EU Fraud Watch says:

    Trading Carbon permits is bull shit:

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-01-18/eu-carbon-plunges-after-german-sale-canceled-on-low-bid-prices.html

    This faux marche should be sent packing as Kyoto was…

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    • 44
      Blowing Whistles says:

      Sorry to repeat – but Rejoice! again as Mother Nature bites back at the evil empire of global warming mongrel dupers. Games up – you lot.

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      • 60
        The grass is always greener says:

        In a way it is a pity though. it would have been fun watching Bangladesh disappear when the last ever polar bear jumped off very the last iceberg

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        • 183
          Paddywacked says:

          Some bloke on the telly today told us that even if every last drop of glacier from all over wherever they may be melted (which would take hundreds of years), that would cause the sea to rise by about only 30 metres – so lots of dry land space for everybody to stand on. Phew!

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          • Chicken Licken says:

            The ‘man-made’ global warming guys are liars and idiots when it comes to propaganda about sea-levels rising 100 feet (and almost everything else).
            They use the Antarctic ice (average depth 2,500m) and Arctic ice (average depth 1,500m) in their figures and claim it could all melt. There isn’t enough energy on the planet to do that.
            The sea-ice they report melting ‘dramatically’ on the news is average 2-3 metres thick, and seasonal. That might be 5% of the ocean max. (and ice is only 10% less dense than water, so most of it is sunk below the surface already).

            If you are going to drown, it will be in rainwater.

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      • 81
        Sydney, 47C and cooking says:

        G’day Poms, its a bit toastier down here, I can tell you. Strewth.

        Don’t even need to start the barbie to get things charred.

        Swings and roundabouts…

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        • 88
          Ivor Biggan says:

          swings and roundabouts? – you’ve got swings and roundabouts, fukkin elll, you’ve got everything down there

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      • 87
        EU Fraud Watch says:

        Agreed.

        From the economic point of view though, and I wish to be excused for my shameful french:

        What fucking mong thought that taxing an unavoidable energy cost for the privilege of production was a viable model to apply to the productive capitalist model ?

        Agreed it can improve efficiency. But, why not target reduction of the really harmful emissions rather than stuff which plants eat ? If the waste products of industry are to be taxed at all.

        The US was on to this years back when it was pointed out that it was dumb to tax a man for lighting a fire to keep himself warm.

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      • 106
        Anonymous says:

        an over confident man will always get stung.
        this is the time for extreme caution….for ppl are going to be set.up
        The only way out is detachment but our needs and impulses noble or not come in the way.

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        • 122
          Blowing Whistles says:

          Hanging lying duplicitous politicians who have been beholden to the bucks of moneylenders is a nice quick solution to the publics problems.

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  14. 30
    The BBC causes serious mental illness says:

    Just in case you thought all was a done deal in that hostage thing:

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/01/18/us-sahara-crisis-demands-idUSBRE90H0RG20130118

    Plucky little devils, aren’t they.

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    • 53
      The Sahara says:

      There are people in Mauretania running a news agency. Who new?

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    • 184
      Paddywacked says:

      That’s why the sentence for those found guilty of terrorism should be instant execution (from the top of a crane, perhaps?). Put a stop to all this hostage taking nonsense once and for all.

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    Brown out and pay me damages. Voyeurism is a serious crime. says:

    Well at least she has given her consent. Still; sad & desperate attention seeking arsehole that she is.

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  16. 32
    I would not consent to that says:

    Skanky!

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  17. 33
    (I don't need no doctor) says:

    Is this Harry Harman a transvestite?

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  18. 36
    Herman van Rumboy says:

    NOW I know why ze English want an in-out, in-out, in-out, in-out Referendum.

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  19. 37
    Derron Brown. says:

    I like to watch vulnerable women stripping. I don’t get their consent.

    http://www.channel4.com/health//microsites/0-9/4health/sex/shi_voyeurism.html

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  20. 45
    National Socialist says:

    Why couldn’t Scameron have given his EU speech in the House Of Commons today? What was the point of going to Holland?

    I reckon he bottled it.

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    • 62
      The Public says:

      If he gave the speech before a British audience we’d all either laugh or start throwing things

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    • 126
      Blowing Whistles says:

      Perhaps I touched a raw nerve the other day when I posited that there was something odd about him giving the speech in a different jurisdiction and that I want a signed copy of said speech in affidavit form?

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  21. 47
    NE Frontiersman says:

    ” ‘This is just unacceptable. Full stop.

    I’ve downloaded a copy of the video, just in case it gets removed from Youtube, so a record is kept that a MEP was campaigning in such a way’

    ..which I’ve put up for all to view, because I’m so shocked at this cheap voyeurism.”

    I’ve lately been worrying that satire was dead, but now I realise it’s just redundant.

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  22. 49

    Six inches of snow and parts of the country are shut down for possibly weeks.

    In Austria, Germany and Czech Republic, this sort of snow is commonplace and such falls occur numerous times each winter. During the falling, things sometimes get delayed but within a relatively short time, even the minor roads are cleared. It is mostly a matter of better organisation.

    With the greater population density in the UK, there is no reason why things should not be cleared even sooner. Yet defeat is admitted before anyone gets up off their arses. That flights are so readily cancelled is an appalling response. If other countries with more snow can clear their runways and de-ice their aircraft, why can’t we?

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    • 52
      Red Egg Millitit... says:

      ^ inches?? I hope Hari Harperson is not reading this misogynist gobbledegook !! Penis envy shows itself in many ways :)

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      inside- out says:

      Heathrow airport cancelled flights before a snow flake fell.

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      • 185
        Ern Inchersnow says:

        Yup, the head honcho looked out of the control tower window and muttered, “Snow go” and ordered the place locked down for the next week.

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    • 113
      Anonymous says:

      stage 1.
      The orgasmic primal urge and that is freedom to harmonise with one,s primal urge.

      stage 2.
      post orgasm sense of contentment.

      and then there is inner harmony.
      while copulating population density within close proximity matter.
      to think that it matters in other situations may well be irrelevant when there is inner harmony.

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  23. 50
    Red Egg Millitit... says:

    Get yer tits oot for the lads :)

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  24. 55
    Mrs May says:

    Given the depth of snow, police have suggested “Travellers should stay indoors”….

    That should bring the crime rate down.

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  25. 56
    The Sahara says:

    It should not be too hard to track these guys in a desert using thermal imaging at night.

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  26. 57
    A BBC Weather presenter says:

    Yes, indeedy. Blizzard, deteriorating, traffic crawled, trains disrupted, airports closed, worst winter ever, schools closed third day running, old people falling over and dying of broncho-pneumonia, conditions worsening.

    I WILL depress you. Yes, indeedy.

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    • 69
      Red Egg Millitit... says:

      The Met Office…… now there is a truthful, honest and steadfast public service :)

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    • 83
      From the horse's mouth says:

      Instantly forgettable to GW deniers. Met Office get prediction 100% right.

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      • 86
        And now to whether says:

        Like they did when Broon told the Kenyan/American that we would have a beautiful summer, which turned out to be pissing down and flooding, way to go GW believer

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  27. 67

    Tell me someone: Is all pork in the UK now slaughtered according to Halal standards?

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    • 72
      Muzzie Watch says:

      No. Pork is strictly Haram.

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      • 75

        Indeed. But there is an untold story here and it will not be found in the 3:30 at Haydock Park. :-)

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          Muzzie Watch says:

          If you are talking about the bulking of chicken (which is meant to be halal), and refortifying with pork protein etc. as goes on, that is relatively well known about.

          The techniques developed in Germany which destroy the DNA making it hard to tell where the proteins have sourced from is another issue which will make the Soylent Green issue impossible to prove if ever put in to practice :-)

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          • …and when they all die, whether naturally or violently in pursuit of jihad, they will go and claim their 72 virgins presumably only to be told that they have been found wanting and are thus ineligible…

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        • 107
          Tachybaptus says:

          Ассоrdіng tо thіs іntеrеstіng раgе
          httр://tіnуurl.соm/b42оnsn
          аuthоrіtіеs dіffеr оn whеthеr hоrsе іs hаlаl. Hоwеνеr, уоu аrе аllоwеd tо еаt саmеl, gоаt, shеер, buffаlо, rаbbіt, соw, wіld аss (but nоt dоmеstісаtеd dоnkеу), fіsh (іnсludіng рrаwns іf уоu bеlіеνе а рrаwn tо bе а fіsh), dееr, аntеlоре, gаzеllе, duсk, hеrоn, nіghtіngаlе, quаіl, раrrоt, frаnсоlіn, lосust, раrtrіdgе, lаrk, sраrrоw, gооsе, оstrісh, dоνе, ріgеоn, stоrk, rооstеr, сhісkеn, реасосk, stаrlіng аnd hоорое. Whісh shоuld bе еnоugh fоr аnуоnе еxсерt сеrtаіn mеmbеrs оf thе Lаbоur раrtу.

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  28. 84
    Snow time says:

    I see the BBC is still spouting the gospel of global warming, the One show weather tosser said this snow we have is due to global warming, must still be some believers.

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    • 94
      Jim Royle says:

      Warming my ass!

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    • 101
      Scrap the MetOffice says:

      The ‘weather tosser’ works for the Met Office. They were forecasting ‘Heavy Snow’ for my location for 09:00 today. Then they changed it to 12:00. Then they changed it to 15:00. Then 18:00. Then 21:00. They’ve now changed it to 00:00 tonight.

      We have had no snow at all today.

      Which is what the independent (non taxpayer-funded) weather forecasters were saying yesterday.

      I think I see an opportunity to save the taxpayer some money.

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      • 158
        Don't Panic says:

        We have had about an inch, maybe and inch and a half. This apparently counts as ‘The beast from the east’ status, amber warnings, civil servants checking that the fuses work in underground bunkers and the cancellation of every flight for 10000 miles.

        Tomorrow there may be a light breeze: conscription will be brought in in case the Germans re-activate the Schlieffen plan while every painting in the National Gallery will be put up for auction on ebay to support the groat.

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  29. 90
    Peter Hitchens says:

    You fucking bastards. I was watching this and it stopped at the best part. Censorious C-U-N-T-S. Put it up on You Tube, NOW!

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  30. 91
    The EU is about Peace and Respect says:

    Well: At least they haven’t started literally pi$$ing on the Greek Flag yet…

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  31. 92
    Conspiracy Theory says:

    Have a history teacher explain this if they can.

    Abraham Lincoln was elected to Congress in 1846.

    John F. Kennedy was elected to Congress in 1946.

    Abraham Lincoln was elected President in 1860.

    John F. Kennedy was elected President in 1960.

    Both were particularly concerned with civil rights.

    Both wives lost a child while living in the White House.

    Both Presidents were shot on a Friday.

    Both Presidents were shot in the head.

    Now it gets really weird.

    Lincoln’s secretary was named Kennedy.

    Kennedy’s Secretary was named Lincoln.

    Both were assassinated by Southerners.

    Both were succeeded by Southerners named Johnson.

    Andrew Johnson, who succeeded Lincoln, was born in 1808.

    Lyndon Johnson, who succeeded Kennedy, was born in 1908.

    John Wilkes Booth, who assassinated Lincoln, was born in 1839.

    Lee Harvey Oswald, who assassinated Kennedy, was born in 1939.

    Both assassins were known by their three names.

    Both names are composed of fifteen letters.

    Now hang on to your seat.

    Lincoln was shot at the theater named “Ford.”

    Kennedy was shot in a car called “Lincoln” made by “Ford.”

    Booth and Oswald were assassinated before their trials.

    And here’s the “kicker”:

    A week before Lincoln was shot, he was in Monroe, Maryland.

    A week before Kennedy was shot, he was with Marilyn Monroe.

    AND……………….:

    Lincoln was shot in a theater and the assassin ran to a warehouse…

    Kennedy was shot from a warehouse and the assassin ran to a theater..

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    • 98
      Alistair Campbell Murderer says:

      “A week before Kennedy was shot, he was with Marilyn Monroe.”

      Marilyn Monroe died in 1962, Kennedy was assassinated in November 1963.

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      • 102
        Tachybaptus says:

        Perhaps he meant ‘a week after Kennedy was shot’.

        But is there anyone reading this who has not seen that ancient bit of would-you-believe-it decades ago?

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    • 112

      Nah! Shit happens… :-D

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    • 115
      Anonymous says:

      life is not a coincidence. co. exist.

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    • 149
      Your Friendly Neighbourhood Odd Coincidences Service says:

      John Wilkes Booth and Cherie Blair (nee Booth) are distant cousins, both descended from Richard Booth, JWB’s grandfather and Cherie’s seven-greats grandfather, as long as we’re on the subject of Abe Lincoln. Two heinous people, whose life’s work is to put on an act, are related– who’d’a thunk it?

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  32. 93
    dick dastardardly mp says:

    Isnt it racist to try to impose your own cultural mores on those from a different community?

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  33. 104
    EU Watch says:

    Wonder how accurate those UKIP polls the other day were:

    11% of total ~30,000 voters say things should continue as now without change.

    Remaining 89% split on the leave / stay with change options. More voted for leave so far…

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  34. 108
    Operation Crossbow says:

    When will our useless political elite work out that every time they knock over some strong man M*slim dictator in the name of ‘democracy’ all that happens is the Islamic nut jobs take over and use the place to launch attacks against the west.

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  35. 109

    It is a good thing I am a non-theist as I would otherwise be looking for an explanation of divine retribution against Paul McKeever in view of his recent demise.

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    • 140
      Blowing Whistles says:

      Heard about it some hours ago – surreal and very interesting. There are many Federation coppers who have been ‘fabricating evidence’ against members of the public who have dared to criticise the ‘government of the day’ – particularly The New Labour Project Government.

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  36. 110

    It іѕ а gооd thіng I аm а nоn-thеіѕt аѕ I wоuld оthеrwіѕе bе lооkіng fоr аn еxplаnаtіоn оf dіvіnе rеtrіbutіоn аgаіnѕt Pаul MсKееvеr іn vіеw оf hіѕ rесеnt dеmіѕе.

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  37. 114
    EU Watch says:

    Confirmation that the wheels are coming off literally for Spain / Greece:

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  38. 120
    Anonymous says:

    Another one from the same MEP.

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  39. 121
    Anonymous says:

    Don’t forget, vote Liblabcon to cede even more powers to Europe!

    Put your cross against ant one of them for a United Stares of Europe run by Germany! or even Obama!

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  40. 124
    Spaz Watch says:

    This has got to be the most sickening report yet have read to come out of !ndia:

    http://tinyurl.com/bacg85l

    Something is deeply screwed up over there, unless this is BAU just reported.

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  41. 127
    Skims through it all and ends up right here says:

    Pheew.

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  42. 135
    Saffron says:

    I watched the Bullshit Broadcasting Corporation today,one of the few times I watch their left wing propaganda.
    This crowd don’t know the meaning of what news should be all about,all I heard was their attempted denial of anything that didn’t support the now discredited theory of global warming.
    On top of this was cammorons lack of a speech re:- the EUSSR bandits,well folks I for one could see that he took the view that he was between a rock and a hard place with the Algerian issue and british lives being lost and what will be the end result.
    I can think of a previous PM who did not take this approach,and thousands of lives were lost.
    The BBC presenters today are little more than brainwashed tossers who are certainly overpaid for what they do.

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  43. 136
    Fake Blood says:

    Damn, I tried to listen to it with the sound off for lechery without politics but it’s only bloody subtitled in Dutch. Arse. Nice tits.

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  44. 138
    Nothing wrong with teas if it come from Flying Teaspot says:

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    • 144
      Boring Fucker-spotter says:

      YOU are stewart”standing alone at the bar”edwards and I claim my ten guineas. At least you didn’t “thrill” us all with the reams of musical notation that this ditty is based upon.

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    • 150
      David, call me Prime Minister if you like says:

      This video is rather long-winded and slightly disturbing.

      Thanks for that, chaps. lol @ the plebs, btw. Dave x

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  45. 139
    Gordon Brown spotted in sewer says:

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  46. 141
    LNG Watch says:

    This is interesting further article:

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-01-18/desert-massacre-threatens-africa-s-largest-gas-industry-energy.html

    In short: If North African Gas production is impacted by terrorism, Europe will have to turn to Gazprom.

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    • 153
      old SHEP says:

      No we won’t…

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    • 157
      Bore Watch says:

      Fuck off!

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      • 159
        Investor Gate says:

        Bless, he’s just trying to ramp up some shitty shares he can’t get rid of. Give him a break.

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        • 162
          LNG Watch says:

          Hardly, if you know the companies involved.

          The impact to European energy security is much more interesting. This has big implications for all the talk about union.

          If one looks at what has been going on in Ukraine and is happening in Turkey at the moment, it becomes clear there is a different sort of investment opportunity out there and it is very much a good buy right now.

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    Blowing Whistles says:

    When are we going to get Lawyer and politician Burgers – I love eating them b’strds for breakfast, lunch and dinner?

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    Saffron says:

    Just shown to my wife what I have posted about the Biased Broadcasting Corporation and she agrees as to this lot are utterrely left wing assehole who are anti british.
    Just hope we can get rid of this bastard brand of EUSSR traitors,called the,BBC.
    Nite nite to all.

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    DAVE FAUNA and FLORA CAMERMONG says:

    The only thing i found unappealing was Her !

    Ok what i meant was she didn’t get her Bap’s out !

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    Scots Watch says:

    Speculation on the future of UK’s nuke deterrent in event of Scottish independence is not really speculation any more, but being discussed:

    Moving some permanently down to Port Stanley or even Elizabeth Land could be an interesting ‘off shore’ proposition.

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    they work for themselves says:

    A breakdown of the list showed that the British taxpayer directly paid for 8,841 tickets to allow scores of top civil servants, ministers, actors and business leaders to attend the Olympics and Paralympics last August and September.

    The overall amount spent – £1.17million – was far more than the £750,000 which had previously been forecast by sports minister Hugh Robertson in November 2011. It was spent on 8,841 tickets for the Olympics and Paralympics games.

    Analysis by The Daily Telegraph shows that thousands of pounds was spent by the Government on free tickets for scores of its ministers to go to events including beach volleyball, rowing, athletics, basketball, handball and the BMX cycling.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/olympics/9811577/Burying-bad-news-claim-after-ministers-say-who-got-1.2million-worth-of-free-London-2012-tickets.html

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      olympic sham says:

      Someone should come up with a decent single perjorative to describe the action of ‘burying bad news’ like this. Deceit only scratches the surface.

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    • 167
      albacore says:

      Would you trust Parliament not to steal your last penny?
      Of morals and true principles, they ain’t got any
      Scheming and skulking in the great House of ill repute
      They wouldn’t bestir themselves to doff even a boot
      Keep voting LibLabCon and they’ll ensure that you’re screwed
      Though not by pretty ladies being naughtily lewd

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    THE CHOSEN ONES says:

    ISN’T FUNY THERE’S BARELY A WHIMPER OF BARRY O’BAMA’S DEMANDS THAT…

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      Modern Etiquette Explained says:

      Best ignore the sceptics when they fart in the lift. If they think you are laughing at them they may be carrying concealed weapons and go postal on you.

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    not a machine says:

    I would think you might want to re visit , that league of Africa thing Ghaddafi had going .looks like it left a bit of vaccuum for despot in chief .

    As for the rest NN gave quite a lot to think about , which in this case I would do . The perhaps biggest shame is the realisation that since Rommel left that whole area has wasted of lot of its people and ecnomic providence . Colonial help can only really be short term , in the sense of the desire to have better governments . I have no idea why they keep doing repeat performance of gold braid dictator and military spending with general oppression via criminal overlords , i mean any osmotic desire to run a country in some sort of proper way , has had its UN oppertunity for nearly 40yrs , yet ist got a bit stuck on socialism phase and aid . If its got jihadism now as well , looks like being a sick continent for some time . To me it looks like it ought to be , dealing with the trouble as short as possible , and to think about how to achieve , what it would seem the people want . I mean they may just be beginning to think outside the box of the despotic era so all sorts of things could change the enviroment , without a long armed discussion .
    In my view the despotic era closes when they stand on there own feet . I dont think we should be drawn in anymore than giving a bit of break to get some countries running a bit more properly or modernly. If not that then its what countries could do with new large UN garrison towns for half a century or so …. As i pointed out even Rommel eventually had to leave … I just wish he had instilled in them somthing of democracy , instead of ordinance as requisite to good government .

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      A Camel says:

      Control the water. It is a desert. Satellites can spot insurgents at night. Air mobile forces can surround them and pick them off.

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        Sahel Watch says:

        The region is too big, and those on the ground know how to dodge the satellites – they are not fools.

        Those on the ground also know where the water is, that which is not marked on the map.

        Easier to starve them of gasoline and force them onto foot. With the supply lines cut they will run down over time.

        Denial is the way to fight when away from the Nile.

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    Uncommon Knowledge says:

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    Tosspot says:

    ELECTION RESULTS :
    When you rearrange the letters:
    LIES – LET’S RECOUNT

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    Dr Karadijc says:

    Re… the euro ‘striptease, Calm down dear!, what’s the problem? She hardly got her top off on the clip I saw, still; I’d vote for her, sounds like Serbo-Croat, anyway it’s all Dutch to me.But then it would be, where I am at present.

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