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That stirring LOHAN motto: Anyone know a native Latin speaker?

Kit-Fox

Straight from the heart of the playmobil pilot & ref to a mr Pratchett, i think we should go with the following;

We who are about to die, dont want to

Morituri Nolumus Mori

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Cops nab suspect using CREEPY facial recog system

Kit-Fox

Re: Why do the words...

... False Positive keep coming to mind...?

Probably because there are no publically figures available describing the failure rate of this latest & greatest tech. After all if juries really understood the problems surrounding evidence like this & others such as DNA, then we would have less convictions which is something the judiciary cant abide to happen.

After all its all to protect us from terrorists & think of the kiddies, so you cant ask for details as then you are some kind of free-radical anarchist who must by definition of the current idiots in power in both elgov & the so called 'police' be detained to protect public safety.

Rember folks Freedom really is Slavery & Ignorance really is Strength

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Charity: Ta for the free Win 8.1, Microsoft – we'll use it to install Win 7

Kit-Fox

Interesting that you make the assumption that I'm invovled in the kit buying process, I'm sure nowhere did I actually state I was.

Also the last few places I've been at hadn't actually bought any of their computer equipment, having it all donated to them from various places looking for a quick pr score/tax write-off or whatever brownie points they were trying to earn

So yes I stand by my statement that you arent all that aware of computing in most charities ( unless of course you just hide out at the national head offices of larger charities where stupid amounts of money are spunked on vanity projects and equipment that has no real application ) , as from what I've learnt from others my experiences down in the trenches are in no way unique

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Kit-Fox

It will run fine on anything with a dual core and 2GB of ram basically. Any PC pretty much since say 2005 really.

You really dont spend much time around charities do you ?? If (and its a big IF) you are lucky you might find some cheap dual-cored celeron in a machine, probably just about struggling along with maybe 1Gb of ram and probably a 60Gb hdd to boot.

In fact the machines at the charities i've been involved in have all been much older. I see ancient SECC P3 machines & P4 powered rigs in these places just about managing to run XP & if you are even luckier office 2003 but more often than not its the previous office version (XP/2000 wasnt it?) on a daily basis in these places

So yeah a lot of places simply wont have the gunt or space in their machines to run win8(.1) and a modern version of office without hardware upgrades at the same time & a lot of charities cant afford that

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Kit-Fox

Re: Things are hidden :-(

The issue isn't Windows, it YOU. If you rely on a MAC filtering, which is SHIT, instead of WPA2, then, trust me, no OS is going to help.

Hang on, you think MAC filtering is 'SHIT' but that WPA2 which has been shown to be quite crackable with the use of rainbow tables and a lil data capture isnt ??

You should be using as many levels of security as are effective/possible

So using MAC filtering is a start and much more than most average users are even aware of, add on a WPA2 radius server (FreeRADIUS anyone?) and you have a good begninning

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Watch out, Yahoo! EFF looses BADGER on sites that ignore Do Not Track

Kit-Fox

I see that most people on here advocate not allowing cookies

a compromise is to allow cookies and then either use an addon to delete them each time you close FF / or other browser of choice, or use something like CCleaner to delete them all on a regular basis

Neither option is really all that labour intensive

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Russian deputy PM: 'We are coming to the Moon FOREVER'

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title

ok, ok lets nitpick the decades old joke. how clever we all are :P

ffs, it was only a throw away joke, even headed with the joke icon. what more do you lot want ?!?!

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Joke

Its ok we can let the Russians paint the moon communist red...

In the long run it will be a saving for us, all we will need is enough white paint to put coca-cola on the moon then :P

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Angela Merkel: Let US spies keep their internet. The EU will build its own

Kit-Fox

I'm amazed that Merkel thinks this will change anything, she is aware isnt she that as far as 'mericans are concerned only US law applies to the world, not the other way around

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Staffs Police face data protection probe over 'drink drivers named' Twitter campaign

Kit-Fox

Re: Re:

No. You misunderstand the principle. Innocent until PROVEN guilty.

You misunderstand it too, as the legal principle is actually;

Innocent unless proven guilty

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Calling Doctor Caroline Langensiepen of Nottingham Trent uni

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Thumb Up

Clearly someone who has read & paid attention to Mr Mitnicks books on social engineering as it applies to the field of computer security

I applaud this students application of knowledge & Elreg's response :)

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You've been arrested for computer crime: Here's what happens next

Kit-Fox

While it is still held in the UK that anyone who says nothing is guilty, it has been rather a long time since a judge has directed a jury to view a suspects silence as an admission of guilt.

So the best advice I ever heard still stands;

If you are ever arrested for anything, say nothing & continue to say nothing no matter what you are threatened with or presented with. Even when / if you get legal representation, remain silent even towards your legal representative. They are not there to get you out or to help you, they are there to make the process as quick as possible (while making the most money possible) & the best way to do that is to get you to confess.

or more succinctly

Nobody talks, everyone walks

Remember the cops doing the interview are allowed to misrepresent the truth in order to get a confession & they are not in charge of how the CPS might proceed against you.

Even if you find yourself in court, remain silent. Finding yourself in contempt of court is a much better prospect than what you have being charged with.

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MI5 boss: Snowden leaks of GCHQ methods HELPED TERRORISTS

Kit-Fox

How about all these stasi wannabe types understand one thing;

All of these surveillance programs & 'enhanced' spying capabilities damage the very ideals of Democracy; Privacy; Freedom; Innocence; Rule of Law & every Civilized society in the world, including the one all of these agencies claim to be protecting.

or to put it more bluntly;

Not in my sodding name, now would all of you bloody spooks & legalised criminals please sod off & die

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Hundreds of hackers sought for new £500m UK cyber-bomber strike force

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Flame

Really hate things like this

This is just to make it look Elgov is doing something without actually bothering to look into the issue & coming up with a real plan

If they were really concerned about IT security they do some of the following things;

- Stop encouraging the idea that 100% of all computing devices should be connected to the internet, regardless of necessity.

- Make the Orange book from the 1980s US DoD Rainbow series mandatory reading at high school so everyone can understand the concepts of password security

- Again stop promoting the idea that everywhere needs wireless, in some cases wireless so powerful that it can be accessed 200 to 300Ft outside the premises.

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British spooks seize tech from Snowden journo's boyfriend at airport

Kit-Fox

Re: Association and retaliation

The only thing wrong with this post was you put a joke icon next to it

dear brazil government, please do the suggest retalitory measures suggested by the above commentard and in all seriously make the idiots who allowed this to happen pay through the nose for it

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Star Wars missile intercept fails for fifth year running

Kit-Fox

I hate to quote Einstein but it is appropiate at this venture & perhaps those who are controlling them oney ought to take note;

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

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Sky News hack of Canoe Man's email in public interest, Ofcom says

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Alert

Sauce for the goose....

So when the newspapers hacked all those politicians who were thieving lil ***** & all those celebs who were abusing the law to kee ptheir dirty laundry hidden it was perfectly legal to spread it all over the world was it ofcom??

Because I think you might find that the levenson inquiry disagrees with you that count & doesnt think that such things are in the 'public interest'

oh wait i forgot, justice in UK PLC is only for the well heeled & powerful, so its ok to spread the contents of this guys email all over the world because he cant afford the lawyers. Two wrongs dont make a right & gee that looks like sauce to put on the gander :P

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Ecuador denies granting asylum, safe passage to Snowden

Kit-Fox
Mushroom

Pay Attention Obama

Those in Prism shaped glass houses shouldnt be telling anyone else what they can & cant do, just on the off chance those you are telling turn around and throw a cruise missile or two in the direction of your glass house.

'international community' - I'm sure once upon a time this term was quite honouralbe & had throughout the trials of its youth managed to keep its virginity intact, saving itself for marriage to another appropiate term, however hearing it used by the US in this manner reveals this term to be the disease riddled whore it really is :S

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Secret US spy court lets Microsoft, Google reveal their petitions

Kit-Fox

by my count...

Only the one direct B5 reference so far :P

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Kit-Fox
Alien

Re: The truth is a funny thing

Understanding is a three edged sword; Your Side, Their Side & The Truth

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Obama says US won't scramble jets or twist arms for Snowden

Kit-Fox
Facepalm

Irony isnt much understood in the US is it ?

1 - Not a Hacker, not a Cracker, not even a script kiddie. Snowden bloody well had at the time perfectly legal access to the systems he was using & we can only assume in his capacity as a 'systesm administrator' that he also had legal access to the data too.

2 - But he claimed that he hadn't personally spoken to Russian President Vladimir Putin or Chinese President Xi Jinping about Snowden, saying he "shouldn't have to." - Yes Obama, you shouldnt have to call them, just like they shouldnt have to call you & tell you not to spy on thier private citizen 'net usage. Spying on the security services/government of foreign nation is one thing, spying and recording as much as you can about every nations private citizens 'net usage is another

3 - any other government considering giving Snowden refuge to "recognize that they are a part of an international community and they should be abiding by international law," - Yes of course Obama, does that mean you also have to recognise the the USA lives in an internation community as well ?? If I were you Obama, I wouldnt be throwing the first stone, those who live in glass houses & all that :P

oh well

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Play the Snowden flights boardgame: Avoid going directly to Jail

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Devil

Re: I just listened to BBC R4 The MeeJah Show

Doesnt Private Eye only do it if they get a court order?

I believe the reply for them to do something without being expressed told by a court is;

'please refer to to our response in the case of Arkell v. Pressdram'

IE; F*** Off

After all Ian Hislop isnt the most sued man in the UK for nothing

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May threatens ban on 'hate-inciting' radicals, even if they don't promote violence

Kit-Fox

Exactly, it came into law via our implementation of the EU Human Rights law, which we were required to bring in by our signing of one of the EU treaties.

Nothing to do with our own law makers. Hence there is no explict UK law & if we leave the EU or 'renegotiate our relationship' or even just suspend it to get rid of terrorists like May wants to do, that human rights statue might easily get revoked or mean less than the paper it is written on

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Kit-Fox

There is no explicit UK law giving you freedom of speech, or even freedom of association or gathering

As such you will find our esteemed elgov can & indeed does regularly shaft a good 90% of the population

depressing really just how messed up politics is, i'm really beginning to believe the punchline of that joke about 100 lawyers at the bottom of the sea being a 'good start'

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Won't follow Apple Store rules? How 'bout an iTASER TREAT!

Kit-Fox

You know i'm shocked that more people arent concern with the fact that police officers are working security at pirvate companies& that police authorities are getting paid to let their officers do this.

Does this not reducxe the number of police available on patrol & for attending other crimes?

Cannot apple afford to employ their own 'mall security guards' for their shops?

If I was US voter I'd be demanding answers about why publically paid for police officers are getting sold out to the highest private company bidder and been taken away from their purpose of protecting all the public & society, not just those that use apple (or other private company) stores

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Children increasingly named after Apple products

Kit-Fox

Re: In the UK ...

.. you don't need a deed poll to change even your surname.

Well you do if you want it to have any legal standing & to be used in reference to your legal entity.

Without a deed poll notice clearly & legally marking out the change the state can simply continue to use whatever name is on your birth certificate & there is nothing you can do about it

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Go

Thankfully you can change your christian names at will with no need for a deed poll or any legal framework at all. So just think of a name you want to use and start using it

That is of course how it stood the last time I checked, as deed poll explictly stated it was only needed to change a surname. It would not surprise me to learn this has changed in our 'identity' obsessed 'security' theatre of a world :( :(

Sticks out thumb & hails the nearest passing vogon construction fleet for one ticket off this rock even if it means dying a painful death from really bad poetry

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Home Sec: Let us have Snoop Charter or PEOPLE WILL DIE

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Thumb Up

Re: She may be right...

I wish I could upvote this over & over & over again for the rest of time.

That post should be put on the front page of every newspaper & news website in the UK for at least 2 days so that it will hopefully sink in.

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Apple rejects NAKED HIPPIE ebook, despite apple coverup

Kit-Fox
Mushroom

Re: Honestly!

Close but no cigar, it's just a Daily Fail reader who got lost after using this modern new thingie called 'gooogle'

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US said to designate Assange 'enemy' of the state

Kit-Fox
FAIL

Re: You what?

Members of the US armed forces who deal with classified or sensitive information already know not to pass it on to anyone who is not already authorised to recieve said information as they all sign a nice lil non disclosure agreement when they agree to handle such data.

All this declaration does is formalise the fact that you will be considered to have in essence given aid & comfort to the enemy

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New I-hate-my-neighbour stickers to protect Brits' packages

Kit-Fox

Its not really a fail, as you'd be communicating with the seller not RM.

Your contract would be with the seller, who would no doubt put RM's ass in a sling upon finding out you didnt get your parcel.

Remember RM want the business retailers provide, so I doubt Amazon, Ebuyer etc et all have to wait 15 (or 30) days before objecting like the rest of us do.

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LONDON iPHONE 5 MADNESS: 'You must be CRAZY to buy Apple'

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Stop

China does still offically have a one child policy in effect. The difference is that now it is not so rigourously policed & enforced.

The chinese state prefering to fine those who have more than one child instead of castration. But it is still in effect & they do still pursue people over having more than one child.

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Hacktivists, blackhats snatch sixguns from whitehats' holsters

Kit-Fox

Re: LOIC?

I see no reason why either possessing LOIC or using it against a target you either own or have permission to stress is against the law.

In fact it would be a rather depressing & dire state of affairs if that were true, as it would make other penetration & stress testing tools illegal too, many of which are used for a variety of legal purposes.

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Haynes Build Your Own Computer book review

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Stop

Shameful, not one mention of Upgrading & Repairing PCs by anyone!

I cannot believe on this site of 'IT pros' than no one has mentioned that 'Upgrading & Repairing PCs' by Scott Mueller is the bible to swear by.

Much better than a waste of space by haynes that will no doubt tell you to take it to a qualified sevice technician for something as 'difficult' as partitioning a hard drive.

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Acer dishing out 16,400 cheap OLYMPIC laptops to schools

Kit-Fox
Mushroom

Re: seems a fair price

If you were not challenged by the courses you took then does that not tell you that perhaps you chose the wrong ones ?

And schools do not need more IT at all stages, just because technology exists does not mean it *must* be used. We would do better as a nation to spend more money on what are considered the 'basics' of education such as English (Language & Literature) / Maths & the 3 primary sciences of Biology, Chemistry & Physics.

Improving the teaching and retention of that teaching would reap us many more benefits that stuffing schools full of IT equipment that they really have little use for and wont be used to help education along.

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Hobbyist builds working assault rifle using 3D printer

Kit-Fox
Mushroom

Bloody wonderful, dont idiots ever think first?

Cant anyone see what this guy has done?

Why dont ID-10-T folks ever think first, all he has done is give governments a reason to regulate 3D printing.

No doubt some senator will grab onto this and use it as a 'wont you think of a kids' thing to pass restrictive legislation against homebrew £D printers like the RepRap, which they will they try to force on the world no doubt using threats (probably such thingsa like cutting off countries who dont agree to regulation from US banking institutes etc)

Goddamn it

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PhD pimp's mobe lock screen outwits Feds - Google told to help

Kit-Fox
Unhappy

Re: Lucky he's not in the UK

That doesnt tend to matter anymore in the UK, the esteemed police of UK plc seem to make the assumption that if you have possession to a device you have the necessary credentials to use those devices

So it would be assumed you know the unlock pattern and were deliberately withholding that information, ego breaking our utterly retarded laws

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Kids should be making software, not just using it - Gove

Kit-Fox
Mushroom
I've said it before & I'll say it again, we need better teaching of subjects like English, Mathematics & Biology, Chemistry & Physics (the three sciences) much more than we need CompSci classes in schools. Let those who wish to do computers explore it in 'addon' classes during a lunch break or after school or on thier own at primary/high school level. Keep it to the colleges & universities who are much better prepared to be able to teach it in a meaningful manner.
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Politicians call for Modern Warfare 3 censure

Kit-Fox
Mushroom

Typical Politician Claptrap

Nothing to see here folks, normal service is resuming at the House of Commons, once again people who have no idea what on earth they are talking about are trying to get something canned simply because they have a personal problem with it.

Are these really the type of people we want running our county?

It never stops, first it was any music that wasnt classical, then the silver screen, then music came around again in the3 form of blues/jazz/rap etc and lets not forget how skateboards were all some sort of commie plot in the 70s/80s and of course now we have music. videos & computer games taking the blame.

You know just once I'd like these politicians to get confronted after saying stupid things like 'video games make you violent' with the peer reviewed evidence that shows there is no evidence whatsoever to show that playing violent video games can actually turn you into a violent person or increase a persons level of violence.

PS - ElReg, I want the hand grenade icon back pretty please with a cherry on top :)

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Verizon users must 'opt in' for privacy

Kit-Fox

oooooo, I so wish someone would actually do that.

Would be fun to see the company PR flacks trying to justify their side of it when they make a kerfuffle about not getting 'money'

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Bank of America retrofits BlackBerrys with NFC

Kit-Fox
Unhappy

title required

You know I hate to say things like this, but;

I remember the good old days, when you could pay with physical cash for an item or service rather than all this non-cash that only exists in 1s & 0s

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How to make boots on Mars affordable - One way trips

Kit-Fox
Alien

One Ticket please

Off this rock with all of its stupidity & foolish disagreements.

Will gladly accept a one way ticket or any 3rd class tickets going on any passing alien vessels.

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Green light for spooks' net snoop plan

Kit-Fox
Flame

Anyone remember this phrase?

Here comes the new boss, same as the old boss

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Apple in 873-page legal claim to word 'Pod'

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Stop

Prior Art anyone???

As I recall from my days play the battletech games, that there was a 'pod' in use at various VR locations across the world that you could sit in and gave you the immersed feeling of actually being inside the cockpit of a mech.

I recall they used the word pod in their name, perhaps the company that made them could remind apple that they werent the first to use the word pod in their products in the technology world & as such have no rights to stop anyone else from using it.

Or is that just too much common sense to expect from the legal profession??

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BOFH: Risky business

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Stop

All those corpses

As the title suggests all these corpses & dead bodies following simon & the PFY aroudn must be pretty numerous, considering the amount of people locked in tape safes, random rooms etc.

I do so hope they have a contingency plan for the incoming zombie apocalypse? Come on Simon, we need to know, how will you deal with the zombie hordes of your victims?

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School secretly snapped 1000s of students at home

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Black Helicopters

Basic Procedure?

What happened to like reformatting and installing a different OS?

Or assuming that would have caused problems how about a bit of blacktape over the webcam & mic when your not actively using it? I mean its not like its rocket science & provides you with reasonable security against a remotely activated camera/mic.

Daft kids & insanely stupid school administrators, who deserve the book throwing at them over this. In any other setting the person activating the 'security' software would be labelled a right perv and the tabloids would have a field day with them.

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Microsoft wants pacemaker password tattoos

Kit-Fox
Grenade

Idiotic Idea

And if you need to have something like a pacemaker but dont want the tattoo or have issues about having tattoos??

What you dont get the life saving treatment?

Typical stupid ideas punted by stupid people who have no idea of thee real world & therefore should really keep their big damned mouths shut!

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Canadian cops taser 'naked and agitated' man

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Stop

Lack of training!

It shows a lack of training on the part of the police or an unwillingness to use said training. Am I seriously supposed to believe that 3 officers all of whom should have had some sort of 'CQB' training that should include how to use a baton effectively, how to bring down a person of any size (yes its that easy, even a 4ft nothing can bring down a 6ft 15stone monolith, with the right knowledge) and how to restrain them afterwards with minimal hurt or bodily harm to both parties.

Either they werent paying attention or they dont want to risk injury, either way they have demonstrated that they do not belong in any police force.

And all police officers should be made aware that when they take on the job they are signing up to be shot at / knifed / kicked / bit/ spat at / punched & even killed in the line of duty. If they arent up to accepting that risk and all that it means then they shouldnt try to do the job

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Chronically ill people 'happier if they abandon hope', say docs

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Grenade

@ AC 14:48

Actually I am chronically ill with little hope of recovery and ever getting anything like a 'normal' life, it'd be nice to walk to shops without a walking stick, it'd be nice not to have to be so drugged up that i cant work.

It'd be nice not to have arthritis rampaging through my spine and it'd be nice not to have one of my hips slowly destroying itself.

It'd be nice if all this could have waited till i was in my 50s at least rather than in my mid 20s, lots of things would be nice in fact, how about you not making such a stupid assumption

It'd also be nice for the docs that cocked up to admit it, and pull thier fingers out rather than withholding treatment. it'd be nice if they'd done something when i was younger to prevent all this (which was possible)

So next time, crawl back into what ever lil bottle you crawled out of before you decide that just cause you have it hard, none of the rest of us do.

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