Interesting story thread

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    Corrupt politicians who abuse their power in office should be spending at least a 10 years in prison, imo.
     
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    my boy Lion Helm on Q & A
     
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    This fellow?
     
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    Yup

     
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    Has anyone seen BBC pidgin. It's pretty crazy. Apparently this is the future of the English language

    https://www.bbc.com/pidgin
     
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    ouch... that hurt...
     
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    Oh and ....


     
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    The lion did an AMA.

    I think you might like this one Surely.

    Musing456 6 points 4 hours ago

    Have you heard of Alex Epstein? He wrote a book called the moral case for fossil fuels. Do you think the green bias in the energy debate will change in Australia as energy prices continue to rise?

    Senator_LeyonhjelmS] 10 points 4 hours ago

    Yes I do. The 'nobility' of saving the earth declines in direct proportion to its cost.

     
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    I think the patriarchy is to blame and women are the real victims here, like that poor lady that beat her baby. She suffered verbal abuse on social media.
     
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    Thats cool you're entitled to your opinion.But you haven't answered my question.
     
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    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-09-19/geneva-toilets-flush-with-cash/8958908

    Geneva toilets flush with cash as 500-euro bank notes cause blockages

    Swiss prosecutors are investigating why around $125,000 worth of high-denomination euro bank notes were flushed down toilets in Geneva.

    The 500-euro notes, which are set to be withdrawn from circulation next year over fears they're mainly used by criminals, were found cut up in the toilets at a bank and three nearby restaurants.

    "We are not so interested in the motive but we want to be sure of the origin of the money," spokesman Vincent Derouand said, adding that neither throwing money away nor blocking a toilet was a crime.

    The Tribune de Geneve newspaper, which first reported the unusual deposit, said the first blockage occurred in the toilet serving the vault at UBS bank in Geneva's financial district.

    Three nearby bistros found their facilities bunged up with 500-euro notes a few days later.

    Mr Derouand said two people had agreed to compensate the restaurants for the costs of the blockage, and the restaurants had withdrawn a complaint that they made when the incident happened in May.

    The cash was confiscated during the investigation and it was unclear who would get it if it was found to be lawful.

    There was no immediate reason to think it was dirty money, Mr Derouand said.

    The European Central Bank said last year it had decided to discontinue the 500-euro note because of concerns that it was being used too often for illicit activities including money laundering.

    A UBS spokesman declined to comment.
     

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