July 15th, 2013

Another Twitter Success For Digital Dave

The quiet man had to turn up the volume on the Today programme this morning, so how generous of Digital Dave to take to Twitter to lend IDS his support.

Of course @IDS_MP is a foul-mouthed, less than flattering parody account offering such recent insights as “a thrifty way to keep cool in this heat wave is to dab the ice from your Champagne bucket onto your forehead”. Hardly difficult to spot you would have thought…

Dave doesn’t always do his own tweets, in fact Guido once almost succeeded in wrestling a tipsy Tory flunkey’s mobile phone from him in order to hijack the PM’s timeline. So Dave might be quoting himself to someone over this:


107 Comments

  1. 1

    What is the #GlobalRace? Aryan?

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    • 4
      Sir William Waad says:

      Fat people?

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      • 6
        JJ says:

        With Digital Dave running the country, we are sure to come last in the “Global Race”.

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        • 12
          Dick & Dom says:

          I rather like the “Thanks to the Tories, every working class home has its own swimming pool” tweet!

          Check out the picture.

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    • 21
      Anonymous says:

      It is the race to complete social break down. Last one there wins.

      Points are scored by leaders that force through the most abhorrent social changes. Unnecessary deaths are the most popular at present.

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    • 59
      Equal Marriage makes for climate change. says:

      The GLOBAL RACE is what all the trendy politicians have written on their latest crib sheets.

      It’s probably just about worn out now as even the BBC is using the phrase, so no doubt a new catch phrase will be launched for the autumn conference season.

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    • 106
      Illuminarsey says:

      what the Bilderberg power point presentation was titled.

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  2. 2
    Sir William Waad says:

    Fortunately, only twitterers will notice.

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    • 71
      Living in 97.3% white Merseyside says:

      The only person apart from my family I follow on Twitter is Novak Djokovic and he hasn’t tweeted for a while.

      Oh sorry, I forgot Owen Jones!

      That was a joke.

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  3. 3
    The Right Honourable George Osborne Mp says:

    I think we’ve got a very clear message, a loud and clear message that Britain cannot let up in dealing with its debts, dealing with its problems, cannot let up in making sure that Britain can pay its way in the world.

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  4. 5
    Bazinga! says:

    IDS vs BBC: Work and Pensions Secretary blasts Corporation for ‘politically-motivated’ criticism of his benefits shake-up

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2363924/IDS-vs-BBC-Work-Pensions-Secretary-blasts-Corporation-politically-motivated-criticism-benefits-cap.html

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    • 15
      Idon'tneednodoctor says:

      The BBC does not represent the license fee payer. The BBC has it’s own political agenda based on the thoughts of pseudo lefties and a few people at the Guardian.
      The BBC is a breeding ground for the greedy, the hypocritical, and liars.

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      • 39
        JJ says:

        It is also subserviant to the state’s auspices. The BBC’s political agenda is one of promoting liberal democratic, libertarian, economic-anarchism. It pushes the human rights agenda on behalf of the state. This is the libertarian agenda of the three main parties, the LibLabCon as some on here describe them. You only have to look at their collective policies from Gay Marriage to EU membership, with the BBC acting as cheerleader, to understand the subversive agenda they serve.

        The State and the BBC act as one.

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    • 18
      Long John Silver's parrot says:

      I mean to say if you are in work and if you have had any pay rises in the last five years then they will have been below the real inflation rate.

      On top of that you will have been paying more and more in taxes for ever diminishing services.

      So what is so wrong with those without jobs and on benefits taking a bit of a hit too.

      We are all in this together you know.

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      • 22
        A retired shop steward says:

        I am a Pensioner and I have received 1.025% interest on my life savings.

        It is not fair I tell you.

        I am voting UKIP in future.

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        • 33
          Helpful says:

          Retired Shop steward, are you sure you are old enough to vote Ukip?

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          • Anon says:

            (un)Helpful

            Shouldn’t you be cuddling up with Owen Jones and Len, reading the Unite manifesto in bed together ?

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        • 105
          A Retired Pensioner says:

          People are not interested in the plight of retired pensioners, who have saved during their lifetimes for retirement, being cheated out of a reasonable return on their investment. You are supposed to vote Labour and receive benefits like the rest of Labour voters. Do not think about where the money comes from just sit back and enjoy the innocence of your Grandchildren, or you will go mad.

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    • 19
      No such thing as society says:

      Shocker.. Tory unhappy that its objectively pointed out that he is full of crap.

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  5. 8
    Anonymous says:

    Never mind this shit, keep the heat on Andy Burnham, the man in charge during the NHS reign of terror, 2005/10
    14000 deaths and rising……….

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  6. 10
    Anonymous says:

    Dave trying to rival Iain Duncan Shithead in being a lying, ignorant, dumb, dingbat?

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    • 83
      Spacker Brown says:

      You’ve got them both beat, son. Well done.

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      • 91
        Common Sense says:

        Up the unenployed workers, more benefits for everyone.
        When do we want the bennies – NOW !
        Who is going to pay for them – BANKERS !
        Employers are evil and socialists are great.
        Ban bosses (except Union bosses)
        Ban bonuses (except bonuses for union bosses)
        Support the Labo… I mean the Unions…

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  7. 11
    Cato Street Conspirator says:

    Amusing to hear IDS on Today this morning arguing that a ‘belief’ is a ‘fact’. Easy to see why the Tories dumped him as leader. Useful idiot for Dave over social security reform when the sh*t hits the fan – ‘It was all Dumbo’s fault’.

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    • 28
      Intensional idiom says:

      “Amusing to hear IDS on Today this morning arguing that a ‘belief’ is a ‘fact’.”

      To be fair, Tony Blair was the one that perfected this ruse – WMDs

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      • 77
        Me rove you 45 minutes time says:

        We only have his word for it that he believed in WMD. Mind you, he’s a pretty straight kinda guy and Cherry believed his story about not shagging Wendy Deng.

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    • 40
      Anonymous says:

      For those trained to never see evidence, beliefs are facts.

      We are in this mess because those in charge over the last few years were believers.

      The only way, is to remove these people. They are a cult.

      It is easy to ridicule the Pacific cargo cults. But in the future the same ridicule will be made against these irrational people. They have a dream and we will be wealthy again. In every policy, there is a massive leap of faith between the action they take, and the results they dream of. But like all cult leaders they insult those that point out the gaps and line up behind them the cult followers as evidence of their beliefs.

      We are going backward rapidly.

      If it was not for the intertia of the silicon revolution we would be falling rapidly into the abyss. The world has diverted from progress.

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    • 53
      Lord Stansted says:

      The whole fucking political class and BBC believes in global warmin, oh, sorry, climate change, without any evidence. The sins of IDS are minor in comparison.

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  8. 16
    Dave says:

    Well I checked the @IDS MP site and it certainly seemed genuine to me.

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  9. 17
    Fabians and self-serving unionists are Evil says:

    IDS cares – you can’t put a price on that.

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    • 23
      No such thing as society says:

      You can’t put on that but I bet you can make a nice juicy contribution to IDS or the Tories for them to help you out.

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    • 92
      Common Sense says:

      If you land in this country and are unenployed and the council have to house you, or you are elegible for housing benefit after a short period, why shouldnt you say, I demand the right to live in a 1 bed flat in Westminster.

      Why should your uman rights be trampled over by being forced to move out to outer London, maybe Hendon or Croydon.

      You should be pefectly entitled to rent a 1 bed flat at £500 per week £26k pa until you get a job. And then if you get a job paying £18,000 pa you can give up your flat in Westminster, work 45 hours a week and commute for 2 hours each day and live in outer London.

      But then if I was that person, why would I want to work and earn £18k and move to Croydon ? I would be better off remaining unenployed and living in a lovely area in a lovely flat I could never afford to rent given my earning potential.

      I could get benefits and do a bit of work in the black economy and have a lovely lifestyle, especially if I was unskilled, or for example only spoke very bad English.

      In fact I could have 2 kids, or 4 kids, and then be entitled to a 3 or 4 bed propery in Westminster.

      The dis-incentive to work, when ridicolously generous benefits are available, is enourmous. Enourmous !!

      The benefits cap is set way too high at £26k pa.

      It should be no higher than minimum wage – I have yet to see anyone offer any justification why the cap should be higher than minimum wage ??

      And don’t forget, if you’ve got a bad back and get disabiliy benefit, the benefits cap doesn’t apply…. and you also get a car. The UK also has the highest percentage of “disabled” claimants in the entire EU….. Genuine claimants should of course be looked after, but there is a problem with the elegibility criteria.

      In Spain, you only get benefits for 2 years maximum, and these are based on what you’ve paid in, otherwise it’s much less.

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  10. 20
    Andy Burnham- Shadow Health Monster. says:

    Phew! I get away with manslaughter & corporate negligence because of the Tories evil cuts to welfare. Must be Media silly season.

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  11. 24
    Anonymous says:

    There should be no benefit cap. The government should pay rents no matter what the cost. Everyone is entitled to state support and should not be forced to look for work if they do not want to. Any complaints from the working population who pay their taxes to the state should be ignored. Up the workers! Right up them!

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    • 84
      Cato Street Conspirator says:

      ‘The government should pay rents no matter what the cost. Everyone is entitled to state support…’

      Quite right. Every landlord should be well fed from the public tit. And employers, no-one should ask them to pay a proper wage as long as they can be sure of subsidy through working tax credit.

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  12. 25
    Benny Fitz-Clements says:

    Ha, ha!

    Bennies will soon become part of our Human Rights!

    Roll on 2015.

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  13. 27
    Fat slob on a couch watching Jeremy Kyle says:

    It is my human rights to has a haych dee plazma telly wiv blu raise video player.

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  14. 29
    Fat slob on a couch watching Jeremy Kyle says:

    I went to the pictures and I demanded free pupcorn and cola coca. They says no. I says it is my human right to has free food and drinks.

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  15. 30
    Boris Carloffe says:

    I know its off subject, but looking at Labour’s idea of opting into the members political donation, why is it no considered that union members should be able to opt in with the choice of giving to which ever political party they wish to. After all some members might like to give to Liberals, UKIP or even the Conservaive party.
    Giving union members this choice surely would be the right thing

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    • 44
      Andy Burnham-Shadow Health Monster says:

      Yeah, these ideas are being considered and the unions are also thinking about breaking with Labour and getting a new union political party. Interesting developments ahead or maybe hot air! Who knows

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    • 96
      Common Sense says:

      Maybe we could allow taxpayers where they would like their contributions spent as well ?

      You know, like…

      NHS
      Edukcation
      Defense
      Benefits
      Housing Benefit
      EU payments
      Carbon Tax subsidies
      Legal aid for terrorists
      UK Border Force

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  16. 31
    Weimar Republic Debt Levels says:

    Let’s hope Dave is keeping his eye on the national debt rather more proficiently.

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  17. 32
    Ed MiliwiMP says:

    The Labour Party hates pensioners.

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  18. 34
    Bluto says:

    Shouldn’t that be ‘in’ rather ‘on’ the Global Race? Or has the English language had its nose rubbed in diversity too?

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  19. 35
    Fat slob on a couch watching Jeremy Kyle says:

    It is my humans right to has 14 spare bedrooms for when my 14 kids want to visit me when they get out of prison. I need the other 11 bedrooms for my 11 kids who live with me. 9 of them is on bail.

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  20. 37
    Maude says:

    IDS was pwnd this morning. When confronted with his fraudulent use of stats all he had to rely on was “I believe I am right”. He had all the authority of an eight year old.

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  21. 38
    Vote for Austerity if you are a sucker says:

    I am very sorry but I am not buying anything off you.

    Both my hands and my money are staying in my pockets.

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  22. 42
    Lost in Clacton says:

    I bet he is a sixth former.

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  23. 45

    At the weekend I saw a Bentley with the number plate ID5
    And a nice BMW with BL06GER parked nearby.

    Guido and IDS in the hospitality ?

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  24. 46
    Rolf Harris is innocent says:

    Why is my Prime MInister going around allowing himself to be photographed with bright blue ducks?

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  25. 47
    nellnewman says:

    IDS’s changes are all for the better but they have not gone far enough or been fast enough.

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  26. 47
    Maude says:

    IDS speaks with all the moral authority of a man living rent free in a luxury home given to him by his father in law.

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      nellnewman says:

      No doubt his father earned the money to buy the house so what exactly is the problem?

      If I had that sort of money I’d do the same for my children and I hope and expect when the time arises , if my children are able to afford it, they would do the same for their children.

      It’s called looking after your own and not troughing off the state.

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      • 65
        Maude says:

        The Duncan Smiths live in a £2 million, 16th-century Tudor farmhouse near Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire.
        This “mini-Chequers” – set in three acres with tennis court, swimming pool and orchards – is part of the ancestral estate owned by Mr Duncan Smith’s in-laws, Lord and Lady Cottesloe.
        The 5th Baron Cottesloe of Swanbourne and Harwick – who moved to a smaller home nearby when he decided to give up the family pile in favour of his eldest daughter last year – is a wealthy hereditary peer and a distant relative of Princess Diana.

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        • 72
          nmj says:

          Jealous, are we?

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          • Maude says:

            No, but think he should be more compassionate given he got where he is without working for it.

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          • Common Sense says:

            But presumably IDS pays he tax via PAYE to enable less fortunate souls to live off the state all their life.

            Why should benefits be capped so high at £26k ?
            They should be capped at minimum wage ?

            I have never heard a single argument justifying why the cap is set higher than minimum wage…

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          • UKIP voter says:

            What is morally reprehinsible is his Lordship moving out, living 7, years and his eldest daughter avoiding the IHT on her parents Estate. You see the working Tory voter cannot do that. What happened to the Tories increasing IHT threshold to £1m? Oh another U Turn. This is one of many countless examples of why the Tories will never be elected with a majority in 2015. As a lifetime Conservative I am just one of millions of voters who frankly have had enough of these people. I’m now UKIP and bloody proud of it.

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      • 69

        But Nell! That’s disgraceful!

        Your rich father should have been taxed 103% to ensure that all his wealth was given to those less fortunate.

        All money in the country belongs to the state. He should have had to work 10 times as hard as someone else, but receive only the same rewards. That’s the socialist way.
        A brain surgeon should receive no more than a teaching assistant.

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  27. 52
    Sit Petra says:

    What we really need is a nought percent increase in the Global Race, eh Gordon? (member in absentia).

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  28. 54
    Observer says:

    Apart from the error that Guido highlights, one might have hoped that an Eton-educated Prime Minister would know that one competes ‘in a race’ and not ‘on a race’.

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    • 63
      Sit Petra says:

      “Out, out, brief candle! Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage and then is heard no more: it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.”… all done using 140 characters.

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      • 88
        Bill Shakespeare says:

        too long. Fixed it for you.
        “Out brief candle! Life = walking shadow/poor player who struts & frets an hr on stage & then is gone – a tale by OJ, sound + fury – meaning.”

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  30. 58
    b-b-p says:

    BROKEN BRITISH POLITICS – WEALTH OVERRIDES COMPASSION
    Wealthy people hold on to their wealth to enable them to hold onto their class status in life .The Majority of Tories are Wealthy those that aren’t think above their station .The class divide grows wider everytime we get the Nasty Tory Party in but they forget it’s Our Money they are handling.
    They commit gross misappropriation on a daily basis of The Public’s Money to enhance their own greedy class system .Most NHS Trusts are run by Tories,so what chance do we have.Blair and Mandleson hijacked the Labour Party ,look at Blair’s amassed Fortune living on the back of being the PM.Welfare Reform,Benefit Sanctions,Bedroom Tax,cutting all Public Services are not solely concerning Austerity but to make us realize our station in life .Without us there would be no Wealth.
    They sleep at night because they sincerely believe that are better people than any of the Working class it’s time things changed .http://brokenbritishpolitics.simplesite.com

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  31. 60
    You could believe it these days says:

    Clowntown said it was ‘against company policy’ for people to sing Happy Birthday on the premises without having specifically booked a party.

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2363653/Jobsworth-play-centre-staff-police-father-ignores-orders-NOT-sing-Happy-Birthday-daughter.html#ixzz2Z6YssBgj

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  32. 64
    s says:

    “Protesters rally across US after Zimmerman acquitted of Trayvon Martin murder”

    meanwhile int he UK nobody gives a fuck as 23000 disabled people are killed by this government

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    • 100
      Common Sense says:

      And demonstrators are banned from marching in support of Lee Rigby…….

      How does that work ?

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  33. 67
    john Swindon says:

    There is no conspiracy by the BBC to undermine IDS. They are scrupulously fair and un biased and would not go out of their way to try to find anything objectionable about a benefit cap. see http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-23306092

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    Boris Carloffe says:

    Surely, if union members are to be allowed to opt in to paying political contributions, they must be given the option to say which party their contribution goes to instead of just to labour.

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    • 86
      Cato Street Conspirator says:

      And customers of businesses that make political donations should also be asked whether they object. After all, you can hardly opt out of consuming.

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      • 87
        Aunty Dote says:

        Except they have to put who they donate to forward at a shareholder meeting.
        Under the companies act 2006.

        Something you already know but choose to conveniently forget whenever this issue arises.

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  36. 76
    the Black Death says:

    In the future, when all work will be done by replicants, humans may wonder what use they are at all.

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  37. 99
    Ruprecht says:

    How dare those lazy scroungers not be born into moneyed elites such as Dave and oneself? Who do they think they are?

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    • 102
      UKIP voter says:

      Monied in part as Daddy put his wealth into an offshore Trust. They are no more for aspiring workers that was Chairman Mao. Do as I say not as I do is their mantra. It’s the sheer hypocrisy of these people who really get me. How they come on TV with a straight face telling us we’re all in it together makes me livid. I don’t care who has the best chance of winning at the next GE so long as it isn’t these CONservatives.

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  38. 103

    Thats it full Global Fitness for the Global Race.

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  39. 107
    Anonymous says:

    are we not competing IN the global race, rather than ON it?

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