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Dorking .Eagle 28-03-2018 08:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Isle of Wight (Post 14182499)
Chocolate shrinkage. Pack of 4 twix. The two bars now make up the length of one old twix single bar. Thieving bastards

That'll be a quid in Poundland. It is inevitable they will shrink in order to still do 4 for a pound.

It's a bit like multibags of crisps from a supermarket, always smaller than if you buy a single packet from a corner shop

On the positive you can get packets of four normal (double) Bounty's in Poundland for a pound.

the digger 28-03-2018 08:44 PM

When the cute girl who has been trying to chat you up at the bar finally realises that you are, actually, too old for her

Jerry Murphy's Fringe 28-03-2018 08:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dorking .Eagle (Post 14182567)
That'll be a quid in Poundland. It is inevitable they will shrink in order to still do 4 for a pound.

It's a bit like multibags of crisps from a supermarket, always smaller than if you buy a single packet from a corner shop

On the positive you can get packets of four normal (double) Bounty's in Poundland for a pound.

So, you're trying to tell me that they are a pound, in Poundland? Are other goodies to be found there at such a price, too?

:D:D

the digger 28-03-2018 09:23 PM

Being challenged when you question the change you get given at the bar

CPFC2010ANDON 28-03-2018 09:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by V.Meldrew (Post 14180758)
That's one of the reasons, this goes on a lot at my local Tesco Express, so its either a computer glitch or staff not updating shelf pricing regularly.

Central processing issues/updating issues, but often incompetent staff although it can be just a case of running out of time.

CPFC2010ANDON 28-03-2018 09:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by davech (Post 14180792)
Tesco Express/Nisa/CostCutters (an oxymoron if ever I saw one) etc., are all franchises that seem to be run according to their own arbitrary rules. Any relationship between shelf prices (should any actually exist) and till prices are purely co-incidental.

Tesco Express is not a franchise.

CPFC2010ANDON 28-03-2018 09:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Blind_Eagle (Post 14181195)
On the subject of GP’s, you tell them your symptoms and they then google them (badly) in front of you. Ten years of training and they use the same source as the patient.

Pointing out the site they are quoting from might not actually be the best source of accurate information and it’s made clear that they know better. On one occasion she was quoting from the Daily Mail Heath pages FFS.

What about the over-use of antibiotics which created the problem of no more immunity or relief to the new fashion of prescribing or suggesting paracetemol and ibuprofen for all on the back of an addiction to painkillers?

cappuccinoeagle 28-03-2018 11:03 PM

People who say bye multiple times at the end of a mobile phone conversation

Hedgehog 28-03-2018 11:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cappuccinoeagle (Post 14182756)
People who say bye multiple times at the end of a mobile phone conversation

I refer the honorable gentleman to my post here:

http://www.cpfc.org/forums/showpost....ostcount=20611

Hedgehog 28-03-2018 11:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by the digger (Post 14182600)
When the cute girl who has been trying to chat you up at the bar finally realises that you are, actually, too old for her

Quote:

Originally Posted by the digger (Post 14182656)
Being challenged when you question the change you get given at the bar

Not having good day in the bar are you Digger. :rolleyes:

davech 28-03-2018 11:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CPFC2010ANDON (Post 14182663)
Tesco Express is not a franchise.

Is it not? I thought it was run independently but under the Tesco name. If that is not so, my apologies, but I can't imagine they would be overjoyed by the way those that I have been in are run.

Edit: Googled it. Seems they are just a shambles

CPFC2010ANDON 29-03-2018 04:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by davech (Post 14182813)
Is it not? I thought it was run independently but under the Tesco name. If that is not so, my apologies, but I can't imagine they would be overjoyed by the way those that I have been in are run.

Edit: Googled it. Seems they are just a shambles

Official Facts:

24Hrs store opening is not only no longer being rolled out to stores, but is actually being reigned in as it is largely unviable and creates more logistic and operational headaches then it is worth.

Tesco Express is still Tesco PLC, but it is a sub-group.

You have the large stores, Tesco Metro, Tesco Express and one other which I cannot remember the name of.

One-Stop was bought out/taken over by Tesco about ten years ago before the massive opening of convenience stores by Tesco, Sainsbury's and Morrisons.

Morrisons failed in their convenience quest so have closed them down. Sainsbury's still run theirs, and Tesco has been expanding on a massive scale to the point that in many areas, there can be more than one within half-a mile of each other. On top of this, Tesco was recently given the go-ahead by the Competion Commission to take-over Booker. The result is that Tesco and Booker are merging their logistical operations and you will see both sets of lorries delivering to Tesco stores, Booker stores and even independents including the majority under the banners of Londis and Premier etc who were supplied by Booker. The independents are also being forced to become Click & Collect collection points. The vast majority of the independent businesses involved actually reject this but, unless they find an alternative supplier, they will be forced to accept.

Additionally, The Co-operative Group which has now returned to being named as just Co-op or Co-op Group have been given the go-ahead to take over Nisa which is meaning that Co-op will have to sell/close some stores just as they had to when they took over Somerfield who themselves took over some Safeway stores all those years ago, such as down George Street which later became Waitrose as it is today..

To add to all this, the Safeway brand which was originally taken over by Morrisons is making a comeback and will be exclusively available in Martin McColl or McColls Retail Group stores. This is as a result of an agreed deal which started in January where Morrisons and McColls agreed a tie-up for Morrisons to return to the convenience sector in partnership with McColls but under the various McColls banners. McColls are also closing all their newsagents hence the closure in George Street, Croydon, and if it hasn't already happened, the one in Addington/Shirley is closing too.

Confused?

In short, there is little competition anymore. All the big-boys have basically been given the go-ahead to destroy all the independents. Tesco in particular.

weltklasse 29-03-2018 04:21 PM

its good to see our baby millk magnate is on top of it all.

davech 29-03-2018 05:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CPFC2010ANDON (Post 14183544)
Official Facts:

24Hrs store opening is not only no longer being rolled out to stores, but is actually being reigned in as it is largely unviable and creates more logistic and operational headaches then it is worth.

Tesco Express is still Tesco PLC, but it is a sub-group.

You have the large stores, Tesco Metro, Tesco Express and one other which I cannot remember the name of.

One-Stop was bought out/taken over by Tesco about ten years ago before the massive opening of convenience stores by Tesco, Sainsbury's and Morrisons.

Morrisons failed in their convenience quest so have closed them down. Sainsbury's still run theirs, and Tesco has been expanding on a massive scale to the point that in many areas, there can be more than one within half-a mile of each other. On top of this, Tesco was recently given the go-ahead by the Competion Commission to take-over Booker. The result is that Tesco and Booker are merging their logistical operations and you will see both sets of lorries delivering to Tesco stores, Booker stores and even independents including the majority under the banners of Londis and Premier etc who were supplied by Booker. The independents are also being forced to become Click & Collect collection points. The vast majority of the independent businesses involved actually reject this but, unless they find an alternative supplier, they will be forced to accept.

Additionally, The Co-operative Group which has now returned to being named as just Co-op or Co-op Group have been given the go-ahead to take over Nisa which is meaning that Co-op will have to sell/close some stores just as they had to when they took over Somerfield who themselves took over some Safeway stores all those years ago, such as down George Street which later became Waitrose as it is today..

To add to all this, the Safeway brand which was originally taken over by Morrisons is making a comeback and will be exclusively available in Martin McColl or McColls Retail Group stores. This is as a result of an agreed deal which started in January where Morrisons and McColls agreed a tie-up for Morrisons to return to the convenience sector in partnership with McColls but under the various McColls banners. McColls are also closing all their newsagents hence the closure in George Street, Croydon, and if it hasn't already happened, the one in Addington/Shirley is closing too.

Confused?

In short, there is little competition anymore. All the big-boys have basically been given the go-ahead to destroy all the independents. Tesco in particular.

Thanks for that.

stamford triumph 29-03-2018 05:52 PM

I know it’s been mentioned before but, speaking of chocolate, the mark up at motorway service stations is ridiculous.

A Twirl at ‘little’ Waitrose at Kings Cross station 63p
The same Twirl at ‘little’ Waitrose at Corley Services 95p!

Chillo 29-03-2018 05:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by the digger (Post 14182656)
Being challenged when you question the change you get given at the bar

Was this by the cute girl who was chatting you up? :supergrin:

elgin eagle 29-03-2018 06:22 PM

Realising that you never again will be able to chat up a girl at a bar. Not least because of being killed by the wife.

Fatboy 29-03-2018 06:44 PM

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Originally Posted by elgin eagle (Post 14183691)
Realising that you never again will be able to chat up a girl at a bar. Not least because of being killed by the wife.

and being old enough to be her Dad.

Reps AJ 29-03-2018 07:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stamford triumph (Post 14183661)
I know it’s been mentioned before but, speaking of chocolate, the mark up at motorway service stations is ridiculous.

A Twirl at ‘little’ Waitrose at Kings Cross station 63p
The same Twirl at ‘little’ Waitrose at Corley Services 95p!

They're a pound at Poundland

elgin eagle 29-03-2018 07:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Reps AJ (Post 14183725)
They're a pound at Poundland

£1.05 if you 'want a bag?''

bubbs11 29-03-2018 07:55 PM

Radio advert about child abuse. The tag line being:

‘If you think it, report it!’

Open door to any unbalanced, paranoid, psycho, warped, jealous, nut job to ruin an innocent persons life.

Hedgehog 29-03-2018 09:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bubbs11 (Post 14183785)
Radio advert about child abuse. The tag line being:

‘If you think it, report it!’

Open door to any unbalanced, paranoid, psycho, warped, jealous, nut job to ruin an innocent persons life.

I was listening to Gold London in the Internet yesterday, and each set of adverts had at least 2 of these public announcement type adverts regarding child abuse or sexual harassment.

I was thinking much the same as you Bubbs. It seems like a mass over reaction to "advertise" in this manner. I'm sure with all the current publicity if you were a victim you would have found a place to notify the authorities and not wait for a public announcement to motivate you to do so.

Then again, I suspect there are many people that are victims and are scared or too embarrassed to report their ordeal, and maybe these ads will move them to report it. But as Bubbs alludes to, this has to be handled very carefully to protect the innocent as well as genuine victims.

bubbs11 29-03-2018 09:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 14183860)
I was listening to Gold London in the Internet yesterday, and each set of adverts had at least 2 of these public announcement type adverts regarding child abuse or sexual harassment.

I was thinking much the same as you Bubbs. It seems like a mass over reaction to "advertise" in this manner. I'm sure with all the current publicity if you were a victim you would have found a place to notify the authorities and not wait for a public announcement to motivate you to do so.

Then again, I suspect there are many people that are victims and are scared or too embarrassed to report their ordeal, and maybe these ads will move them to report it. But as Bubbs alludes to, this has to be handled very carefully to protect the innocent as well as genuine victims.

Yes, all power to anyone who has been abused as a child. Not many more heinous crimes than that; but these advertisers are more out for sensationalism and the sell than any moral stand, and in doing so, produce something irresponsible and potentially damaging like that.

TopKnot 29-03-2018 09:39 PM

‘If you think it, don’t report it, because it’s none of your business and I’m sure it’s probably fine anyway’

the digger 29-03-2018 09:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 14182779)
Not having good day in the bar are you Digger. :rolleyes:

The bar is my daily release from the shitstorm that is my life. It is annoying when there is a disturbance in the force.

the digger 29-03-2018 09:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chillo (Post 14183666)
Was this by the cute girl who was chatting you up? :supergrin:

No.

I try to avoid hitting on people who are doing their job, and having sex with people who were born after I lost my virginity.

the digger 29-03-2018 09:46 PM

Jason Gillespie not wanting to talk about the ball tampering fiasco, at the bar in my local.

cpfc4evandeva 29-03-2018 10:06 PM

I’ve heard he’s a decent bloke. Is that right?

the digger 29-03-2018 10:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cpfc4evandeva (Post 14183911)
I’ve heard he’s a decent bloke. Is that right?

Seemed reasonable. I was after a better quote than “blokes did wrong but don’t deserve a public flogging”.

elgin eagle 29-03-2018 10:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fatboy (Post 14183711)
and being old enough to be her Dad.

Well quite. Hence the thread.

KYLIE MINEAGLE 30-03-2018 01:53 AM

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Originally Posted by WLYWLYAWYPWF (Post 14182258)
Queuing at the self service till for five minutes to avoid having to pay the horny till assistant for haemorrhoid cream to be met with an unusually loud Unexpected item in bagging area announcement that draws more attention to the haemorrhoid cream than if I was wearing a ******* A-board saying I've got piles. Definitely done on purpose by whoever programs the fuc*in thing. C*nts. :supergrin:

That is a post worthy of the great Spike Milligan.

Maidstoned Eagle 30-03-2018 08:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by the digger (Post 14183889)
No.

I try to avoid hitting on people who are doing their job, and having sex with people who were born after I lost my virginity.

That narrows thr feild somewhat

Little Fozzie 30-03-2018 01:32 PM

Railway companies thinking no one wants to travel anywhere on Easter weekend

cappuccinoeagle 30-03-2018 07:40 PM

The sympathy for Steve Smith. Too early

Olympian2 30-03-2018 08:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cappuccinoeagle (Post 14184644)
Any sympathy for Steve Smith

EFA

chav_hater 30-03-2018 08:28 PM

The new money supermarket advert with the gay Action Man dance routine.

People are gay, I’m over it.

elgin eagle 30-03-2018 10:22 PM

Ryanair cancelling my flight to Stansted 20 minutes before departure and creating untold spin off chaos as a result.

Maz 30-03-2018 10:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by elgin eagle (Post 14184773)
Ryanair cancelling my flight to Stansted 20 minutes before departure and creating untold spin off chaos as a result.

Oh shit. Bad luck. Still getting down here for the match?

Wolfnipplechips 30-03-2018 10:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by elgin eagle (Post 14184773)
Ryanair cancelling my flight to Stansted 20 minutes before departure and creating untold spin off chaos as a result.

Don’t be late tomorrow mate. Will see you about 10:45am.

Time for a couple of liveners.

Maz 30-03-2018 10:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Wolfnipplechips (Post 14184779)
Don’t be late tomorrow mate. Will see you about 10:45am.

Time for a couple of liveners.

And see you after the victory?

Wolfnipplechips 30-03-2018 10:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Maz (Post 14184780)
And see you after the victory?

Probably not. Got the dustbin lids with me.

Pre match and apres might be a bit much.:(

nickgusset 30-03-2018 10:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Wolfnipplechips (Post 14184782)
Probably not. Got the dustbin lids with me.

Pre match and apres might be a bit much.:(

I've always called them saucepans myself.

elgin eagle 30-03-2018 10:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Maz (Post 14184775)
Oh shit. Bad luck. Still getting down here for the match?

Yeah hope so. Managed to blag onto a sleeper but screws the car hire and travelodge and dropping my daughter to her mates ond pre match drinks. Apparently they only have to hold the car for 5 hours and given that its easter and trains are screwed im not hopeful. Ryanairs cancellation message was comical. Might as well have just said feck you wankers. Some bus on fire it seems.

PeterH 31-03-2018 12:34 AM

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Originally Posted by elgin eagle (Post 14184786)
Yeah hope so. Managed to blag onto a sleeper but screws the car hire and travelodge and dropping my daughter to her mates ond pre match drinks. Apparently they only have to hold the car for 5 hours and given that its easter and trains are screwed im not hopeful. Ryanairs cancellation message was comical. Might as well have just said feck you wankers. Some bus on fire it seems.

All the best with that chap.

elgin eagle 31-03-2018 04:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PeterH (Post 14184863)
All the best with that chap.

Cheers. Sleeper not exactly living up to its name but at least we are moving and it hasnt crashed yet. Never 100% hopeful of a Palace win at the best of times but when weekends start like this its even less positive. Am unsure where i stand with the hire car if they cancel it because i dont turn up. To be honest it suits me to hire one in London instead now.

little al 31-03-2018 04:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by elgin eagle (Post 14184786)
Yeah hope so. Managed to blag onto a sleeper but screws the car hire and travelodge and dropping my daughter to her mates ond pre match drinks. Apparently they only have to hold the car for 5 hours and given that its easter and trains are screwed im not hopeful. Ryanairs cancellation message was comical. Might as well have just said feck you wankers. Some bus on fire it seems.

All flights at Stanstead were cancelled. Not Ryan airs fault.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...d-Airport.html

elgin eagle 31-03-2018 05:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by little al (Post 14184969)
All flights at Stanstead were cancelled. Not Ryan airs fault.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...d-Airport.html

Yeah i read that later Al. Was more moaning/laughing at their feck you announcement.

LN1 31-03-2018 05:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by little al (Post 14184969)
All flights at Stanstead were cancelled. Not Ryan airs fault.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...d-Airport.html

Almost unbelievable that the bus was allowed to burn down to a shell on the drop off road. The whole event should have caused an hour or so disruption at the most?

elgin eagle 31-03-2018 09:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LN1 (Post 14184974)
Almost unbelievable that the bus was allowed to burn down to a shell on the drop off road. The whole event should have caused an hour or so disruption at the most?

Caused me a bit more than that already. Left the house at half three yesterday. Now told that my hire car was cancelled and reallocated after 5 hours. Grr. Thatll be the bus replacement service all morning then. And then trains all weekend then more bus replacement services.

cpfc4evandeva 31-03-2018 09:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by elgin eagle (Post 14184773)
Ryanair cancelling my flight to Stansted 20 minutes before departure and creating untold spin off chaos as a result.

Why did they cancel? Edit, just seen.

Maidstoned Eagle 31-03-2018 11:02 AM

Its enough to make you tear your stubble out.

Maz 31-03-2018 11:28 AM

Hopefully, I will be able to report on whether that happened or not.

Maidstoned Eagle 31-03-2018 01:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Maz (Post 14185252)
Hopefully, I will be able to report on whether that happened or not.

This will be useless without pictures

elgin eagle 31-03-2018 03:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 14185397)
This will be useless without pictures

That was nailed on to happen wasnt it.

cappuccinoeagle 31-03-2018 09:39 PM

Over the top contestants on quiz shows

Joe85 31-03-2018 09:47 PM

******* talent shows.

X-Factor, BGT, The Voice on back to back repeat till the end of time.

**** you ITV, you *****.

Maidstoned Eagle 01-04-2018 10:02 AM

This fucking idiot


Wolfnipplechips 01-04-2018 07:40 PM

“Fella”

LumpyBumpy 02-04-2018 12:12 PM

Waiting staff who slap your food down in front of you with the single word 'enjoy'.

Maidstoned Eagle 02-04-2018 01:20 PM

When you rearrange your day because a student has asked for a lesson earlier than normal....and the fucking idiot doesn´t turn up.

CT_Palace 02-04-2018 01:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 14189721)
When you rearrange your day because a student has asked for a lesson earlier than normal....and the fucking idiot doesn´t turn up.

You still charge him/her for the class though, right?

Maidstoned Eagle 02-04-2018 01:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CT_Palace (Post 14189738)
You still charge him/her for the class though, right?

Yes, but i had shit to do this morning which I couldn´t do because this bloke NEEDED to come in at 12, now i am stuck at the academy twiddling my thumbs for the next 3 hours.

CT_Palace 02-04-2018 01:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 14189741)
Yes, but i had shit to do this morning which I couldn´t do because this bloke NEEDED to come in at 12, now i am stuck at the academy twiddling my thumbs for the next 3 hours.

Yep, been there, done that.

But I guess it's small comfort to know private students **** teachers around in Chile too?

richdeniro 03-04-2018 08:18 PM

When you're sat on that leaning seat by tube doors at the end of every carriage which has has enough room for one person but not for two but some random tries to sit on it next to you on it.

I should add the train was not busy and the person could have easily stood, if it was busy I would have been polite and just stood to make as much room as possible.

elgin eagle 03-04-2018 08:21 PM

Traffic wardens. Hateful little shits.

ExiledStirling 04-04-2018 08:23 AM

Another murder confirmed in London yesterday bringing the tally to 48 this year, and a story that happens in another country thousands and thousands of miles away that involves the death of one person, the actual shooter, becomes wall to wall coverage for a few hours and still gets higher billing on the news this morning.

If people do not think we can be manipulated by our news coverage, here is an example where we are being led by the hand to focus in on what in the grand scheme of things is really trivial news while we have one on our own doorstep that is of great significance and another pointer to an underlying and very disturbing trend involving our youth in urban areas.

The story of this woman in California should not be newsworthy here, but we have been manipulated into believing that it is. Now I dont think in this case there is any reason other than sensationalism that it has attracted the level of coverage it has, but it is an example how easily we can be manipulated by our media output.

elgin eagle 04-04-2018 08:36 AM

Great post Cary.

Bipe 04-04-2018 08:39 AM

I think the fact that it happened at YouTube's HQ has given it extra zeitgeisty gravitas in the media's eyes. If the incident had taken place at some nondescript Hicksville Tennessee mini-mart there wouldn't have been nearly as much coverage.

cantspell 04-04-2018 08:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ExiledStirling (Post 14192429)
Another murder confirmed in London yesterday bringing the tally to 48 this year, and a story that happens in another country thousands and thousands of miles away that involves the death of one person, the actual shooter, becomes wall to wall coverage for a few hours and still gets higher billing on the news this morning.

If people do not think we can be manipulated by our news coverage, here is an example where we are being led by the hand to focus in on what in the grand scheme of things is really trivial news while we have one on our own doorstep that is of great significance and another pointer to an underlying and very disturbing trend involving our youth in urban areas.

The story of this woman in California should not be newsworthy here, but we have been manipulated into believing that it is. Now I dont think in this case there is any reason other than sensationalism that it has attracted the level of coverage it has, but it is an example how easily we can be manipulated by our media output.


Very good post - the amount of US news stories we get now Is just incredible - so what if they have had some bad weather - there are places getting it worse.

Last week a major news item was the owl flying rings into church - **** off bbc.

News stories like the one you’ve highlighted should be highlighted more . Manipulation spot on!

ExiledStirling 04-04-2018 08:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cantspell (Post 14192450)
Very good post - the amount of US news stories we get now Is just incredible - so what if they have had some bad weather - there are places getting it worse.

We could be forgiven for believing that brexit is the first step to becoming the 51st state

KYLIE MINEAGLE 04-04-2018 09:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ExiledStirling (Post 14192462)
We could be forgiven for believing that brexit is the first step to becoming the 51st state

52nd we are well on our way to being 51st.

Isle of Wight 04-04-2018 10:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ExiledStirling (Post 14192429)
Another murder confirmed in London yesterday bringing the tally to 48 this year, and a story that happens in another country thousands and thousands of miles away that involves the death of one person, the actual shooter, becomes wall to wall coverage for a few hours and still gets higher billing on the news this morning.

If people do not think we can be manipulated by our news coverage, here is an example where we are being led by the hand to focus in on what in the grand scheme of things is really trivial news while we have one on our own doorstep that is of great significance and another pointer to an underlying and very disturbing trend involving our youth in urban areas.

The story of this woman in California should not be newsworthy here, but we have been manipulated into believing that it is. Now I dont think in this case there is any reason other than sensationalism that it has attracted the level of coverage it has, but it is an example how easily we can be manipulated by our media output.

Really good post. Had never thought about it in those terms. Rep sent

Martin H 04-04-2018 11:20 AM

Anyone suggesting that Ronaldo's goal is possibly the best goal ever. DOH! Great goal but come on, there have been so many better ones before but because it's CR7 (how stupid is that too while I am ranting) its being uber hyped. Sinclair' overhead goal was far better for one and I could be here all day listing others. Stupid people :(

Herr Colonpharter 04-04-2018 11:28 AM

'winnings paid in free bets'

fioreuk 04-04-2018 11:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ExiledStirling (Post 14192429)
Another murder confirmed in London yesterday bringing the tally to 48 this year, and a story that happens in another country thousands and thousands of miles away that involves the death of one person, the actual shooter, becomes wall to wall coverage for a few hours and still gets higher billing on the news this morning.

If people do not think we can be manipulated by our news coverage, here is an example where we are being led by the hand to focus in on what in the grand scheme of things is really trivial news while we have one on our own doorstep that is of great significance and another pointer to an underlying and very disturbing trend involving our youth in urban areas.

The story of this woman in California should not be newsworthy here, but we have been manipulated into believing that it is. Now I dont think in this case there is any reason other than sensationalism that it has attracted the level of coverage it has, but it is an example how easily we can be manipulated by our media output.

You must spread rep etc...

Spot on.

Ron Dodgers 04-04-2018 11:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Martin H (Post 14192631)
CR7 (how stupid is that too while I am ranting) :(

CR7 is the Fornt Neef postcode, innit?

Pub Idol 04-04-2018 11:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Martin H (Post 14192631)
Anyone suggesting that Ronaldo's goal is possibly the best goal ever. DOH! Great goal but come on, there have been so many better ones before but because it's CR7 (how stupid is that too while I am ranting) its being uber hyped. Sinclair' overhead goal was far better for one and I could be here all day listing others. Stupid people :(

Its all Weddings and funerals....

Even Benteke against Manure was as good.

newish eagle 04-04-2018 11:34 AM

New rolls of toilet paper that refuse to let you begin the process of tearing off a strip, sometimes meaning you are left with a thin slither of paper as you attempt to sort yourself out.

elgin eagle 04-04-2018 11:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Herr Colonpharter (Post 14192637)
'winnings paid in free bets'

Lay them off at Betfair = winnings paid as cash :p https://www.trickybet.net/lay-calculator

Selhurst Celtic 04-04-2018 11:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by richdeniro (Post 14191858)
When you're sat on that leaning seat by tube doors at the end of every carriage which has has enough room for one person but not for two but some random tries to sit on it next to you on it.

:D

I agree with this one.

CP-RJW 04-04-2018 11:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Martin H (Post 14192631)
Anyone suggesting that Ronaldo's goal is possibly the best goal ever. DOH! Great goal but come on, there have been so many better ones before but because it's CR7 (how stupid is that too while I am ranting) its being uber hyped. Sinclair' overhead goal was far better for one and I could be here all day listing others. Stupid people :(

I got caught up in the hype, think I said top 5 in champions league history. In hindsight, probably top 30.

Martin H 04-04-2018 12:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CP-RJW (Post 14192661)
I got caught up in the hype, think I said top 5 in champions league history. In hindsight, probably top 30.

I think we all do to an extent and it was obviously a great goal to score in an important match but I think they were posing the question on the news this morning about it being the best ever - but if it had been Macca who had scored it no one would have noticed :).

Ahhhh, I can dream of Macca roofing one in the Champions League for the mighty Eagles - Yessss!

Polak 04-04-2018 02:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ron Dodgers (Post 14192640)
CR7 is the Fornt Neef postcode, innit?

Indeed it is

Oldtown Eagle 04-04-2018 09:53 PM

Gregg Wallace. Master tosser!

PT109 04-04-2018 10:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Oldtown Eagle (Post 14193639)
Gregg Wallace. Master tosser!

Master tosser?
MASTERTWAT
https://twitter.com/aljwhite/status/981179380792619008

Olympian2 04-04-2018 10:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PT109 (Post 14193712)

:lux::lux::lux:

ExiledStirling 07-04-2018 11:58 AM

Tiger Woods making the cut

Danny_Cheviot 07-04-2018 12:20 PM

People who use the term “Totally Unexceptable”

How about you get off your fat lazy arse and do something to change it then?

Worksop Palace 07-04-2018 01:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Danny_Cheviot (Post 14196636)
People who use the term “Totally Unexceptable”

How about you get off your fat lazy arse and do something to change it then?

People who can’t spell

Worksop Palace 07-04-2018 01:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ExiledStirling (Post 14196626)
Tiger Woods making the cut

I take it you don’t like our Tiger then Cary ?

:supergrin:

elgin eagle 07-04-2018 01:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Worksop Palace (Post 14196681)
People who can’t spell

:D

I'll make an acception in your case :)

ExiledStirling 07-04-2018 01:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Worksop Palace (Post 14196682)
I take it you don’t like our Tiger then Cary ?

:supergrin:

What gave you that impression? :D

I absolutely hate the idea that if he gets his career back on track, that even at his age, he risks beating Jack Nicklaus in number of major wins.

Worksop Palace 07-04-2018 01:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ExiledStirling (Post 14196685)
What gave you that impression? :D

I absolutely hate the idea that if he gets his career back on track, that even at his age, he risks beating Jack Nicklaus in number of major wins.

Not gonna happen. Rest easy on that one

PALACEWU 07-04-2018 02:03 PM

By wins do you mean vaginas?

cappuccinoeagle 07-04-2018 09:24 PM

Jilly Cooper

WLYWLYAWYPWF 08-04-2018 01:24 AM

Geeky looking wankers who pretend they're walking, when in fact they are just running like they've shit themselves. Embarrassing sport. Winner looked like he walked it in the end though.

congress 08-04-2018 08:50 AM

Tv personalities asking for a minutes applause for their mate who is still trousering a big wagepacket for sitting at home because he got caught for driving a car while drunk.

norwoodeagle 08-04-2018 09:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by congress (Post 14199644)
Tv personalities asking for a minutes applause for their mate who is still trousering a big wagepacket for sitting at home because he got caught for driving a car while drunk.

And the numpties in the audience who obliged. Not that I saw or would ever watch such unadulterated tosh.

Isle of Wight 08-04-2018 10:16 AM

City are still holding a 13-point lead in the title race with six games left and yet it was their supporters with head in hands, SOME IN TEARS, as the fans of a team that has trailed in their slipstream all season celebrated wildly.

WTF?? How pathetic is that? I hate the "we deserve" plastic support now a days. Man City fans NEVER used to be like that.

congress 08-04-2018 12:53 PM

I did not watch it, it seems the BBC thought it was newsworthy enough to put it on their website.

Dont start me off on news programmes on tv, ITV London news thought that with all the violence going on in London,they would do a piece on an elderly couple who works a extras in films! They even put the twitter names up of their journalists.


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