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>> No. 2515 Anonymous
29th April 2013
Monday 6:12 pm
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Let's say the government just crumbles tomorrow for whatever reason. Nothing centralised like a rebellion, it just fails.

What would become of the country? Would the Kingdom collapse? Would there be pretenders? Would the regions split? Would we have tribes? What do you think would happen to a modern first-world country if everything disintegrated?
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>> No. 2551 Anonymous
6th May 2013
Monday 7:38 pm
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Jungle dwellers, I believe.
>> No. 2552 Anonymous
6th May 2013
Monday 7:44 pm
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I'm pretty sure those are rural people too.
>> No. 2553 Anonymous
7th May 2013
Tuesday 7:50 am
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Not sure if they are really people. Monkeys perhaps.
>> No. 2572 Anonymous
20th May 2013
Monday 2:38 pm
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Have a look at Yugoslavia's problems for one potential outcome. Wandering rape gangs and bandits. A spiral of increasing brutality and horror.

Alternatively there could be some bonding from it, either before or after the dust settles. Close-knit communities, old fashioned values, etc.

Riots and chaos in the cities would be a certainty for the interm period anyway. I'd expect local governments to form. Depending on the reach and state of the authorities and feelings of "us" and "them" would start shaping new borders and lines of conflict or cooperation.
>> No. 2575 Anonymous
8th June 2013
Saturday 9:24 pm
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America would probably take control. Or we'd have an EU government almost instantly implemented creating the first real EU 'state'

>> No. 2554 Anonymous
14th May 2013
Tuesday 8:41 pm
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For anyone wishing to spend some time reading a mindbending and improbable yet creepy tale linking together new technologies, freemasons, the Marconi 1980s scientist deaths, corruption in the BBC and forgotten true crime cases I recommend a visit to the very strange website http://phonedupnshutup.com/
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>> No. 2565 Anonymous
15th May 2013
Wednesday 1:04 pm
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>> No. 2566 Anonymous
15th May 2013
Wednesday 1:10 pm
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Just this once I didn't report you, lad.
>> No. 2567 Anonymous
15th May 2013
Wednesday 2:23 pm
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If the translation is accurate, this must be what is meant by Russian written by a non-native, as it says "To get back with us" rather than "get back to us".
>> No. 2568 Anonymous
15th May 2013
Wednesday 3:10 pm
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>"To get back with us" rather than "get back to us".
Nowt wrong with either.
>> No. 2570 Anonymous
17th May 2013
Friday 11:02 pm
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Looks like Ryan Fogle really is (was) CIA - note email address from alumni association matching Stratfor database - http://cryptome.org/2013/05/fogle/ryan-christopher-fogle.htm

But as a commenter states at that link, something is not right with the reporting of this. Russia trying to make CIA look comically inept with a phony letter?

>> No. 2488 Anonymous
12th March 2013
Tuesday 1:55 am
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Distribution of googuns_staging tweets is attached, created by New York artist Neil Freeman.

"GooGuns posts nothing but strings of letters and numbers, like b39e65fa00000000 in intervals of about five minutes on average. The string of characters always ends with zeroes, occasionally with the location service turned on, so you can see that 554705fa00000000 was allegedly tweeted from the "Region of Khabarovsk." This has been going on all day and all night, for years, with more than 318,000 tweets posted since 2009. But why?"

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>> No. 2508 Anonymous
17th March 2013
Sunday 2:52 am
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See you there.
>> No. 2509 Anonymous
17th March 2013
Sunday 3:09 am
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That's the case for third party Twitter clients, but surely not for twitter.com. It doesn't use HTML Geolocation, so AFAICT there's no way for long/lat to be passed. They're using a geolocation IP database.
>> No. 2510 Anonymous
17th March 2013
Sunday 9:47 am
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>That's the case for third party Twitter clients, but surely not for twitter.com.
IIRC tweets typed into the box don't get a location.
>> No. 2512 Anonymous
30th March 2013
Saturday 5:45 am
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You don't.
>> No. 2513 Anonymous
30th March 2013
Saturday 11:26 am
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It's just a bot someone has setup to excite conspiracy nuts.

Numbers stations operate in the open for very good technological and operational reasons - you can't effectively hide the location of a shortwave transmitter, but that's unimportant so long as your field operatives can receive the signal with something as innocuous as a worldband radio.

For a similar one-way service online, there's no reason not to use something steganographic, hiding the message inside something innocuous-looking. It'd be easy to design a protocol that was still easy to decode by hand with a OTP and a pencil, but that looked like perfectly normal communications. The easiest option would be to leave comments on blogs that look like spam.

If you read the Twitter API docs, you'll see that the API user declares their own geolocation. It's not IP based, you just append your longitude and latitude to the HTTP POST request. Whoever set up this bot deliberately chose to append weird geo data.


>> No. 2511 Anonymous
27th March 2013
Wednesday 4:31 pm
2511 A ghostbuster plumber
This happened a lot of years ago, in another country. A friend of mine was doing plumbing work into the house of a 60 years old widow, when she spoke about a ghost in her house. The lady complained about hearing thumping noises without any visible cause, and compared them to the sounds made by a children playing with a ball. The plumber heard that, instructed the lady to sit still and do not worry, started the heating, went to the place where the sounds were starting from and opened up the valves in the heaters venting a lot of air from the pipes.

The sounds stopped immediately and the plumber tried to explain to the old lady that the air in the pipes was causing the noises, but she did not want to hear about that. According to her, the plumber was a good man and banished the "ghost" with his good character.

End of the story, apart for the plumber receiving a lot of calls from local people asking for an exorcist/ghostbuster! This affected his reputation in an interesting way.

>> No. 2379 Anonymous
10th February 2013
Sunday 11:21 pm
2379 Horsemeat is an Ice-berg tip
An anonymous Trading Standards Officer has this evening informed me that they've been putting alternative meat in things for years. His/Her specific example was that fish fingers and other, similar frozen-fish products have been using dolphin and whale as cheaper 'filler meat' in the UK. This also extends to many supermarket's 'made in store' ranges like the 'fresh' pizzas and mince, where the dates are changed, off mince is mixed in with otherwise fresh mince and all sorts.
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>> No. 2392 Anonymous
23rd February 2013
Saturday 8:43 pm
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>>2379 I can't see anyone using dolphin or whale as a cheap filler. Surely that'd be way more expensive than the usual crap that fills fishfingers.
>> No. 2393 Anonymous
23rd February 2013
Saturday 9:40 pm
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Why can't they just use horse like everyone else?
>> No. 2394 Anonymous
23rd February 2013
Saturday 10:29 pm
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Oh bravo, bursting out laughing alone in front of a computer is quite a strange experience really.
>> No. 2486 Anonymous
11th March 2013
Monday 2:29 am
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boo was right
>> No. 2487 Anonymous
11th March 2013
Monday 10:07 am
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You're both laughably stupid and accidentally a bit right.

There is absolutely no way you could possibly pass off whale or dolphin as white fish - they're cetaceans rather than fish and have vivid red flesh.

It is true that fish fingers and other white fish products often contain fish other than cod - most commonly haddock or coley. Chip shops are also frequently substituting cod for river cobbler, a farmed Vietnamese catfish which is nearly indistinguishable from cod but half the price. Many chip shops now list "fish" on their menu rather than cod, because trading standards have been quite sharp on enforcement in many areas.

There's also the issue that a lot of people have missed, which is that DNA testing can only test for the presence of a specific contaminant. A DNA test can tell you whether a sample contains DNA from a specific target species, but it can't tell you if the sample is contaminated with something you're not looking for. DNA tests are at least £100 a pop, so it's simply not a useful enforcement tool unless you've got good prior intelligence. I have no doubt that there's still a lot of substitute meat in minced meat products.

>> No. 2473 Anonymous
6th March 2013
Wednesday 4:42 am
2473 Timeline alterations

"I’m sure that — for some people — it’s more comforting to think that none of this is true, that sliding isn’t possible, and all of these alternate memories are false.

For the rest of us, after the initial “Whew! I’m not losing my mind” phase — during which people use words like “amazed,” “stunned,” and “shocked” — this is fascinating. We really don’t have anything to prove to anyone else; we know what we remember, and it doesn’t match what’s in the history books."
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>> No. 2474 Anonymous
6th March 2013
Wednesday 4:48 am
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I imagine it's our minds connecting various different unconnected things and just filling in the blanks. I thought Morgan Freeman was dead for a while.
>> No. 2477 Anonymous
6th March 2013
Wednesday 7:11 am
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Is Morgan Freeman the one fucking his step-daughter or am I thinking of the other one?
>> No. 2478 Anonymous
6th March 2013
Wednesday 12:27 pm
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Depends which universe you're talking about. He doesn't fuck his step-daughter in the one where Patrick Swayze made a full recovery.
>> No. 2479 Anonymous
6th March 2013
Wednesday 1:23 pm
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What? He's not dead, I saw him in Dirty Dancing 2 last August.

>> No. 2187 Anonymous
21st October 2012
Sunday 10:15 am
2187 Jimmy Saville is an Ice-berg tip Locked
My old dear is a professional baby snatcher. She has an unnerving need to unload the vile she encounters to me. Probably against the regulations. And rightly so. I thus try my best not to pick up the phone. Thank fuck I live miles away. Needless to say, people can be truly fucked in the head. On the upside, 99% of folks are moral crusaders. But the fact a <1% can be so fucked up is really worrying. Especially as they abet each-other for the continuous fuckery they delight in. I am not a moral crusader. Neither am I the <1%. Doesn't stop me permanently raging. And drinking to excess to maintain a quasi state of sanity. You fellas have an occasional ability of rational thought and moral fagotry. Please use this to help my mum. You are not my personal army etc...
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>> No. 2468 Anonymous
3rd March 2013
Sunday 10:59 am
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Cheers lad for the reading list. Just about to grab a cuppa tea and some tin foil for what will no doubt be an epic Sunday read. Lets hope my lack of critical thinking skills doesn't drown me in a sea of Internet caused paranoia.
>> No. 2469 Anonymous
3rd March 2013
Sunday 3:22 pm
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Smoke weed, read conspiracy sites.

No wonder my head is so fucked.
>> No. 2470 Anonymous
3rd March 2013
Sunday 4:10 pm
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On the subject of 'ritual child abuse' perpetrated by those claiming to work within child protection this news story is quite startlingly unpleasant:

Are the commenters correct? Do the British people culturally have a hatred of children? I'm not keen on the company of kids much myself but hope I wouldn't do that stuff as part of a 'job'.
>> No. 2471 Anonymous
3rd March 2013
Sunday 4:10 pm
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Haha, not just me then! The wife looks at me with complete and utter distain as I sup on my cuppa, puff on my joint and occasionally reposition my fetching aluminum head gear!
>> No. 2472 Anonymous
3rd March 2013
Sunday 5:27 pm
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Not a weed smoker here but I think as long as you don't let conspiracy craziness affect your judgement or mood it's just another hobby or interest and a pleasantly peculiar way of passing time. And when you do get sift through the endless online bullshit to find out a real story behind the news or correctly tell people what will be headlines in a few weeks, it's quite gratifying. As long as you don't start with the WAKE UP SHEEPLE crap and alienate everyone around you.

>> No. 2395 Anonymous
24th February 2013
Sunday 4:03 pm
2395 Elisa Lam
21 year old Canadian girl Elisa Lam went missing earlier this month while staying at the Cecil Hotel in downtown LA, and her naked corpse was later found in the hotel's water tank.

Here is the Google Street View of the hotel.

An outbreak of TB has recently started among the street people of downtown LA. "Lam-Elisa" is a treatment for TB.

The Cecil Hotel's guests have included serial killers Richard Ramirez and Jack Unterweger as well as infamous "Black Dahlia" murder victim Elisabeth Short.

A mysterious organisation based at the hotel is "The Invisible Light Agency" which has a most peculiar website. The agency seems to provide special effects for films. Former employee Anthony Vu now works for Raytheon Missile Systems.

The final footage of Elisa Lam before her disappearance and death is the CCTV from the hotel lift, in which she holds the door open for three minutes, repeatedly checks the corridor outside and seems to make sign language at one point.
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>> No. 2460 Anonymous
26th February 2013
Tuesday 11:58 pm
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This Littewood dude didn't know about sensory gating research - it came after his 'law'. He is no doubt rolling in his grave for being remembered for a frivolous short and entertaining piece of popular maths rather than his real work.
>> No. 2461 Anonymous
27th February 2013
Wednesday 12:08 am
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>This Littewood dude didn't know about sensory gating research
He didn't need to, because it's not even remotely relevant.
>> No. 2462 Anonymous
27th February 2013
Wednesday 12:24 am
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His definitions of 'awake and alert' still await your explication, sir.

Be aware that at least one person with whom you debate here is invoking Papal infallibility with considerable retroaction.
>> No. 2463 Anonymous
27th February 2013
Wednesday 12:27 am
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>His definitions of 'awake and alert' still await your explication, sir.
>Fifteen million, you say? Is that Centigrade or Kelvin?
>> No. 2464 Anonymous
27th February 2013
Wednesday 1:13 am
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Funny in a way that we seem to be in a genuine and 4 REAL 'liminal phase' as the anthropologists would have it in the UK right now with a plethora of persons willing to assassinate Cameron and IDS and increasingly openly talking about it without fear even on failbook. SOON COME as they say.

Sage for confusion about how this relates to the mysterious death of Elisa Lam.

>> No. 2211 Anonymous
5th November 2012
Monday 1:30 am
2211 a curious story
"I came to sitting in a black cab, feeling very drowsy. I looked around me and believed the cab was driving down Tottenham Court Road. I noticed a squad car behind the cab. I realized my black leather shoulder bag and a plastic bag I had had with me all day were missing. I asked the cab driver where we were going; he told me we were heading for King’s Cross station. I asked him where my bags were. He became abusive and told me I had brought no bags with me. He drew the cab up. I saw that the police car had also drawn up some yards behind us. The cab driver got out of the cab, as did I. Two policemen had already got out of their car and walked towards me. The one on my right pointed a hand at me and said ‘Fuck off Sir’. Both then turned around and walked back to their vehicle. This in itself is extraordinary behaviour. I got back into the cab and continued the journey."

Read full tale at http://www.kennethjacob.com/?p=382

The fact that the author seems to be an eminently respectable (and rather tedious) toff rather than the usual internet nutter makes the tale more intriguing and /boo/-worthy.
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>> No. 2212 Anonymous
5th November 2012
Monday 2:08 am
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What a self-absorbed cunt. He is so drunk on his own importance, to the point where he is paranoid that "people are about to get him".
>> No. 2213 Anonymous
5th November 2012
Monday 2:30 am
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He certainly has an annoying pompous and aristocratic manner of blogging but it's an interesting story of obvious spookery and plausible denial. I've no real idea why he's moaning so much, he didn't exactly get the North Face bag or satsuma in gob treatment.
>> No. 2377 Anonymous
6th February 2013
Wednesday 5:24 am
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What's the story behind this image?
>> No. 2378 Anonymous
6th February 2013
Wednesday 6:01 am
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It just sounds like he's had his drink spiked and gone on a bit of a drugged up rampage. His friend probably had to leave as suddenly as he did because he too was feeling a bit woozy from whatever whoever had put in their drinks.
>> No. 2383 Anonymous
11th February 2013
Monday 1:18 am
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That's Lisa Suckdog m8, she is quite a character.

>> No. 2042 Anonymous
23rd April 2012
Monday 1:39 am
2042 on the subject of Nexialism
I was reading through some fairly dead parts of the internet and discovered that General Semantics - the science upon which it is based and in turn inspires has an actual modern institute of its own.
You can just troll through their index and find all the actual information they provide (pdf, wmv and mp3 formats)
As they had Robert Anton Wilson speaking at a conference and he's definitely a /boo/ sort I thought you might be interested.
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>> No. 2350 Anonymous
16th January 2013
Wednesday 2:43 pm
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Well, maybe. It's not so much /boo/ as facebook being dicks, because;
More interestingly, if you use facebook with the akamai script blocked it now has
in the URL and all of the buttons and links (except home) refuse to do anything. It looks like image related.
Removing the extra bit of URL (manually or by clicking the home button) makes it work again.
>> No. 2351 Anonymous
16th January 2013
Wednesday 5:55 pm
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Not surprised - you've probably blocked the Javascript that Facebook runs with. People use CDNs such as Akamai to take the load of their own servers - its perfectly normal for them to do things like putting all their Javascript, CSS and images on there - makes the site faster for you and cheaper for them.
>> No. 2352 Anonymous
16th January 2013
Wednesday 6:18 pm
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That makes sense except for the bit where it's redirected me to the /?_fb_noscript=1 page.
>> No. 2353 Anonymous
16th January 2013
Wednesday 8:09 pm
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They'll have a bit of code that detects you haven't loaded the Javascript and so have redirected you to a page that still looks right, but doesn't do much. If they let you go to the normal Javascript-required page, it would probably look like shit if you tried to use it without having all the .js files and code you might need loaded - it's the same procedure if you had Javascript switched off in your browser.

All pretty normal in the world of big website.
>> No. 2354 Anonymous
16th January 2013
Wednesday 8:13 pm
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>Removing the extra bit of URL (manually or by clicking the home button) makes it work again.

>> No. 2032 Anonymous
16th April 2012
Monday 10:47 am
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>> No. 2320 Anonymous
24th December 2012
Monday 1:40 am
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If in doubt, cosmic rays. Early astronauts experienced bright flashes, which turned out to be cosmic radiation penetrating their craft and their eyelid and stimulating their retina.
>> No. 2321 Anonymous
24th December 2012
Monday 11:06 pm
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>but is it because they form a triangle?

Pretty much. Like them triangular UFOs, see?

Granted any old three points will form a triangle. But still.
>> No. 2322 Anonymous
24th December 2012
Monday 11:18 pm
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Three points won't form a triangle if they're overlaid or if they're in torus shaped space.
>> No. 2330 Anonymous
10th January 2013
Thursday 12:39 am
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It's not like we have satellites or anything orbiting Earth!
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10th January 2013
Thursday 1:00 am
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>> No. 2179 Anonymous
11th October 2012
Thursday 11:25 pm
2179 So I was wondering...
Are there any other 'travelling men' on britfa.gs?
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>> No. 2293 Anonymous
7th December 2012
Friday 8:25 pm
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£25? I have to pay £35!
>> No. 2294 Anonymous
8th December 2012
Saturday 1:18 am
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She was 20 but she was the devil incarnate for penny pinching plus she and I were former chefs so we know how much we should really pay for a meal.


It does but I feel it is too expensive as far as I am concerned. No enough is done to lower fees paid for lodge dues and more money is poured into the RMBI instead.


Oh dear why do I get the feeling you might be from around or near to London?
>> No. 2295 Anonymous
8th December 2012
Saturday 1:22 am
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I'm in the south-east, yes, but not in London.
>> No. 2298 Anonymous
11th December 2012
Tuesday 11:26 am
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At our installation this year the meal cost us £16 each. That's West Yorkshire for you.
>> No. 2360 Anonymous
18th January 2013
Friday 12:20 pm
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They start telling you the 'juicy' secrets if you ever end up joining the scotish rite. A friends grandad was rather high up in it and he ended up inheriting a load of his documentation. its all crap as is to be expected really. things about what the 'true' pronouniation of gods name is. If you don't think the man is real it's hard to give a shit. Reminds me of scientology in that respect.

>> No. 1785 Anonymous
3rd October 2011
Monday 3:31 am
1785 godlikeproductions.com
Does anyone here visit this loonytunes site, and does anyone have any opinions on it? Must have been well over five years ago when I found it but I can't seem to permanently stay away from this cesspit. My own memorable experiences:

1) The stuff about Blair's government being stuffed to the gills with paedophiles and blackmailed by Murdoch and the FBI, and the subsequent mysterious deletion of those lengthy threads.

2) Finding out Prince Harry was in Afghanistan months before the press announced it via an anonymous GLP post.

3) Being permanently mystified by esoteric conspiracy theory (or are they ARGs?) with stuff about 'the woman of scars' in seemingly coded language.

4) Being mildly freaked out by the conspiracy theories about GLP - that user avatars are full of spyware, that Stanford Research Institute uses the site as a data mining experiment, that you can't talk about the Tavistock Institute on there etc.
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>> No. 2260 Anonymous
13th November 2012
Tuesday 2:43 pm
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I'm supposed to be seeing someone from the Tavistock Clinic next month.

What should I do?
>> No. 2262 Anonymous
13th November 2012
Tuesday 2:49 pm
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You will get on a London bus with explosives strapped to you and detonate them in Tavistock Square on 7/7, did you say?
>> No. 2263 Anonymous
13th November 2012
Tuesday 3:14 pm
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In all seriousness: don't let craziness like this thread prejudice you against meeting a mental health professional whom you might get on with. I know a very nice doctor who was Tavistock-trained.

The Tavistock Institute and the Tavistock Clinics share a name and little else, apparently.
>> No. 2281 Anonymous
20th November 2012
Tuesday 6:54 am
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I came very close to applying for an unpaid role as Trustee at the Tavistock Institute a few months ago - http://www.tavinstitute.org/news/detail.php?nid=172

I know that my CV would get me instant acceptance and I could, for a start, address the language some of the fucking idiots they have working for them use.

Decided against it when I reflected that like quite a few of fellow Russell group graduates in the UK, I am feeling very literally treasonous currently.
>> No. 2289 Anonymous
3rd December 2012
Monday 5:36 pm
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Jesus that is harsh, I feel sorry for the guy.

>> No. 2267 Anonymous
13th November 2012
Tuesday 10:41 pm
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UFOs are currently and quite suddenly trending on Google news.

Brooklyn, Texas, New Orleans, Indo-Chinese border, Preston, Tenerife and Scotland all mentioned there right now.

Also trending: Child Abuse, Large Hadron Collider.

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