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just been out having a bite, you know, food like, and i turned on the wank box, and MainstreamMedia is reporting 2-0 Everton against Man city. Is Russian involved?

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OR RUSSIANS PLURAL

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Alex Jones still has it at 0-0

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ok

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anti-craic lemac.

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FAKE CRAIC

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nothing worse than fake craic. apart from a close family death.

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im too stoned and drunk, because im thinkin that last message looked like a death threat! i played a game today, we got beat 5-0. and ive been drinkin since. 11.22pm now, the game kod at 1130am

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great result everton

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www.bbc.com/news/uk-no...
Heard it was a hair brush

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probably some grooming product

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an elaborate tin of hair wax

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im sick to the back teeth of ongoing disputes with cameroon.

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Turned out to be a job application form

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pep gladiola shuffles nervously from foot to foot like a nervous foot shufflin cunt. love it.

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reddit.com/r/socialism...

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From the comments:

The strategy is to use as many triggering buzzwords as possible to piss off the other side, breed discord in the society and thus weaken the country. It is written down pretty clearly in the book Foundations of Geopolitics (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...) by russian ultra-nationalist Aleksandr Dugin. It seems to work frightfully well.

Example, taken from the wikipedia article:

Russia should use its special services within the borders of the United States to fuel instability and separatism, for instance, provoke "Afro-American racists". Russia should "introduce geopolitical disorder into internal American activity, encouraging all kinds of separatism and ethnic, social and racial conflicts, actively supporting all dissident movements – extremist, racist, and sectarian groups, thus destabilizing internal political processes in the U.S. It would also make sense simultaneously to support isolationist tendencies in American politics."

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every country is upto that shit tbh

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Surely that's a commonly used tactic by most governments?

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Yes my quizlings, there is nothing to be seen here

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Sure the Clinton campaign were caught doing just the same thing at Trump rallies.

The Russian paranoia is fierce in the US it seems though. Soon everything will be a Kremlin conspiracy.

At the end of the day though they can only agitate what already exists. Racism bubbles just below the surface in America as much as they the opposite. Only takes a spark. Much the same way that many here in NI retreat to their homes still hating the other for no reason other than they are Protestant or Catholic, Irish or British. The hate is still there and the politicians feed on it when they need to.

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It's fascinating, I think. My Dad was saying he read this when he was on holiday and it was a great book:

Prisoners of Geography: Ten Maps That Tell You Everything You Need To Know About Global Politics

www.amazon.co.uk/Priso...

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lol @ 'quizlings'

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that book sounds well good Takki, have it ordered

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Apparently reddit is also going to be investigated for Russian fake news posts, etc. They got rid of their warrant canary just over a year ago, so who knows what goes on behind the scenes with these bit readership websites and social media.

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you should check this one out www.amazon.co.uk/dp/00... i loved it and have now ordered up the followup alongwith that other one

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Will look in to getting the audiobook for the car.

You read/audiobooked this, RJ? It's easily one of the most interesting yet entertaining books about:

A Short History Of Nearly Everything
by Bill Bryson

www.amazon.co.uk/Short...

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ive stuck it into my wish list, ive a backlog i need to get through

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going waay off topic, chap if you havent bought and gotten into this series www.amazon.co.uk/Pando... you need yer head checked, easily one of the biggest and best scifi space operas out there, 2 parter both books are huge and i'm on the 2nd part of his trilogy follow up set in the same universe

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I second the Bryson recommendation. It's been years since I read it but it was very interesting.

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Got two volumes of it in my audiobook folder on the phone; 'Volume 1 - Commonwealth Saga' and 'Volume 2 - Void Trilogy'. Have read great things about them. Really need to try and get through some more audiobooks. Podcasts have taken over lately. I've too many science ones subscribed. Need to do a weeding out to free up some time for audiobooks again.

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Top 3 podcast recommendations Takki? Not necessarily science related.

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I'm half way through the void trilogy and it's real out there stuff, the sci-fi stuff is just brilliant with the whole story revolving around a void in the center of the galaxy that's expanding and devouring star systems, the great is it's set like a 1000yrs after the first series so humanity has evolved and there's loads of references to the first books, would make an incredible TV series if done right but ultimately would be too expensive due to the sheer scope of it

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I've probably said about them before on here, but my top 3 would probably be:

No Such Thing As A Fish
The Naked Scientists
Infinite Monkey Cage

but I enjoy all my podcasts, not just the science ones, although they'd be my main listens. No Such Thing As A Fish is probably the top dog as it's a great mixture of factual stuff and entertainment, plus it's super consistent.

The Guardian's Audio Long Reads can be very good, but some stories you just wont be interested in, so gotta mark it down for lacking consistency. Not through being a bad podcast, just as it has such varied topics and writers, etc.

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Yeah, I love the sound of it, RJ. Sounds like top drawer sci-fi, and in the way that only books can achieve. Looking forward to getting on to it. Think this conversation has made me realise how much I've missed the audiobooks in the car, actually.

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You find my communcation a lol, Mr takkischitt. I advise to beware or you may find yourself in my qubsu gulag on Nov 24. You will believe me when i tell you there may be a pussy riot waiting for you

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hahaha

Date checks out. I might actually go to that.

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I audiobooked that Bryson book. Incredible amount of knowledge in a small space.

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Podcasts wise I've been listening mostly to :

Those Conspiracy Guys
Infinite Monkey Cage
Alan Watts Podcast

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I listened to a bit of a couple of those Conspiracy Guys podcasts, but they were just waffling on and not really talking about much. Just seemed like a couple of people chatting about something. Did I just get bad episodes or something?

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They are 4 hours long sometimes and go off on tangents. I think they are seriously funny guys so they could have any topic and I'd listen probably. The simulation theory one and the Joseph Fritzl episodes stand out off the top of my head.

There is a podcast festival in Dublin next month which sounds great. Loads of live recordings being lines up

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Actually it finishes this week...will look for it next year if it's annual

www.headstuff.org/dubl...

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