When your past catches up in an unexpected way

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Another for the “never seen this before” collection

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Daily Roundup

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You want apartheid, separatism, a different legal system and control over what history is taught in the schools of the country that you immigrated to but you don’t want to be thought of as extreme? If this is what a moderate Muslim looks like heaven help us.


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Everyone needs a hobby I guess.


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Always read the small print!


 

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Blackberry’s Android phone – just in time or a little too late?

by Pete

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Blackberry is preparing to launch its first phone running Android, it has been claimed.

A new image shows a phone similar to Samsung’s Galaxy S6 Edge, with curved sides.

Many believe the handset could be the company’s last attempt to revive itself following disastrous sales of its own BB10 touchscreen handsets.

I’ve not been a fan of touch devices when it comes to typing.  Everything else on those things kicks serious ass, but typing continues to be the worst part of it.

This is especially noticeable when you came to Android from the Blackberry keyboard – the Bold’s “Rolls Royce” was incredibly good.  People could get up to 80 words per minute on this without a single error.

Since jumping to Android via the Samsung S3 I have never looked back.  But, I have always missed the berry keyboard.

So will this “Venice” phone get me back to Blackberry?  Can it wrestle me away from Samsung?

Oh yes.

Blackberry have had an intelligence and really smart smoothness to the way their phones operated.  With dynamic menus that almost always predict what your next option was going to be, and superb general styling and an unbeatable keyboard, it was no wonder it led the world.

If they can marry that sort of hardware with an Android version that is boosted to have the same Blackberry security and “smarts”, then I’ll be back.

 

– Daily Mail

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Film review, Lifestyle and Fitness blogger Pinko Farrar would be into this

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A napkin marked with a perfect red lipstick outline from Margaret Thatcher is being sold for £2,000.

The unusual piece of Iron Lady memorabilia has gone on sale with www.justcollecting.com and offers the chance to own a kiss from the iconic Tory Prime Minister.

Britain’s only female democratically elected leader is understood to have used the napkin to remove excess lipstick while on a speaking tour of the US in 2000. Read more »

Asking creditors to pay up is now terrorism?

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Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis accused Athens’ creditors of “terrorism” in an interview, a day before Greeks vote in a high-stakes referendum on the conditions of the country’s bailout.

“What they’re doing with Greece has a name – terrorism,” Varoufakis told the Spanish El Mundo daily on Saturday.

“What Brussels and the troika want today is for the “Yes” (vote) to win so they could humiliate the Greeks.”

“Why did they force us to close the banks? To instill fear in people. And spreading fear is called terrorism,” he said, referring to the IMF, European Central Bank and the EU.

These idiots have been living beyond their means.  They have not heeded all the warnings and offers of help along the way.  And now that the Day of Reckoning has come, everyone else is to blame.   Read more »

Mental Health Break

“tasteless” and “repulsive” – why the public are precious about the truth

Seems some girl that’s famous for being famous just had her own “feral” moment

The socialite daughter of leading fashion designers Denise L’Estrange-Corbet and Francis Hooper has caused outrage with a comment on social media mocking the death of a mother and her three children.

Gossip columnist Pebbles Hooper described the deaths of Ashburton mum Cindy George and her three children – Pio, Teuruaa and Telyzshaun – as “natural selection”.

Police believe they died from the fumes of a car left running in a garage to keep the battery “ticking over”. It’s suspected they could have been dead for up to a week before being discovered.

Hooper’s comment, posted to Twitter on Saturday evening, was met with a barrage of criticism from her 6800 followers who labelled the tweet “tasteless” and “repulsive”.

It appears Hooper, a columnist for the Herald on Sunday, expected a backlash, having prefaced her message with the words: “I’ll get major slack for this, but leaving a car running inside a closed garage while you’re kids are in the house is natural selection”.

While the tweet was quickly deleted, Hooper responded to other Twitter users by saying “those kids died under completely preventable circumstances”. She claimed she was not deliberately seeking attention but was “just stating her opinion”. Read more »

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