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    US Congresswoman shot in Arizona

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-12143774
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    News International phone hacking

    Been meaning to post this one for a while... Basically, a while ago, a couple of News International employees got prosecuted for hacking into the mobile phones of Princes William and Harry and listening to their voicemails. At the time, there was a bit of a flap, and the editor of the News of...
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    How much can you borrow?

    If this seems a bit like plugging my blog, then feel free to delete it (or tell me, and I'll delete it). Anyway, the Irish economy can charitably be described as "completely fucked", especially as it is on the danger list in Europe with stuff like national debt being downgraded. The reasons are...
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    British Election Thread

    So, might as well have it all here. The story so far. Gordon Brown called the election for May 6th. Normally this sort of thing would get me and a lot of other people all excited, but to be brutally honest, the choice we are about to make is fundamentally depressing. The runners and riders...
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    Not quite so Broken Britain

    Very long and very good article in the Economist http://www.economist.com/world/britain/displayStory.cfm?story_id=15452867 Basically, it shows that what we perceive to be the state of the country is wrong - indeed massively, massively wrong. Some selected quotes
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    Man finds shotgun, hands it to police, gets jailed for five years

    First to turn this into a pro- or anti-gun debate automatically loses, but this is bloody bananas. http://www.thisissurreytoday.co.uk/news/Ex-soldier-faces-jail-handing-gun/article-1509082-detail/article.html
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    Not this week, but definitely next week

    Too late for this weeks filming, but do you think that Jeremy, James and Richard will carry a special tribute to Richard Brunstrom, Chief Constable of North Wales Police, who retired today?
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    No 56k: Dampervan! It lives!

    Well, sort of. I had to go down to Birmingham for a trade fair at the NEC. BBC Worldwide were there and you could talk about licencing and so on. Turns out that my offer of two packets of Smarties and a secondhand yo-yo wasn't enough to make Final Gear the official Top Gear forum, so sorry on...
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    Eat a Doughnut? Then you are a Baby Killer!

    Krispy Kreme are offering a free doughnut to every customer to celebrate the Obama inauguration. They are using the phrase "Doughnut of Choice". However, the "C" word has inflamed the anti-abortion American Life League. Whereever you stand on the idea of abortion, this is insane!
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    Argh! Rant, rant, rant.

    I apologise if this has been done before. I apologise if it is in the wrong place. I apologise if the bloke involved is the guy who owns this forum. Please mods feel free to remove or edit as you see fit. I just need to vent. I've downloaded TG - Season 2 from another place, and happily sat...
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