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2020.04.17 11:04 BroaIsland Sodor: The True Story. Chapter Five: Heyday of the NWR, Part Two

Sodor: The True Story. Chapter Five: Heyday of the NWR, Part Two
The following was originally written and posted onto the Sodor Island Forums on 26/08/2019 by BNSF1995. I did not write this, I repeat, I did not write this! Please go and give BNSF1995 the support they deserve: https://sodorislandforums.com/use1995
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Faced with the prospect of a motive power shortage once the Vicarstown Bridge opened, Sir Topham Hatt had to think of something, and fast. He tried to get some locomotives from the Midland Railway, but they wouldn't have it. The Great Central Railway was more accepting.
![img](8l4zinymect41 " Geoffrey pulls a 20-car coal train from the Crosby Coal Depot on July 7, 1917 ")
Geoffrey was a GCR Class 8K, the only non-faceless locomotive owned by the GCR. He arrived on Sodor after the Vicarstown Bridge was opened. Although he proved to be a valuable mixed-traffic engine, his overly-critical attitude got to be too much. Not only that, the GCR told the NWR they would have to machine replacement parts themselves, and since Crovan's Gate Works hadn't reached the world-class works it is today, this proved to be a nightmare. Exasperated, Sir Topham Hatt sold Geoffrey back to the GCR four months later; Geoffrey is the only surviving 8K by virtue of being a non-faceless vehicle, and is preserved on the heritage GCR as its star attraction.
After the debacle with Geoffrey, Sir Topham Hatt didn't learn his lesson about blind purchases, and bought three locomotives in 1919.
https://preview.redd.it/cqhz7kzrect41.png?width=500&format=png&auto=webp&s=720700b5e13dc3fd4d5b310bb2f34e05bc240a62
The first two were a GER S69 and NER S3, numbered 98462 and 87546, and named Alfred and Cecil, respectively. Both were mechanically-reliable enough, but were unholy terrors. Alfred was perhaps the single-worst non-faceless vehicle ever conceived, being incredibly rude, insulting everyone (except Cecil), and mocking Sir Topham Hatt behind his back. Cecil was little better, essentially being Alfred's toadie and going along with everything he said or did.
![img](e1jgvuvwect41 " Henry as he appeared in his old shape in the first season of the TV series; as with all of the TV series portrayals, Henry was out-of-proportion to accomodate the mechanism used for eye movement ")
The third was perhaps the most-infamous locomotives on the railway, and one that caused headaches for both Sir Topham Hatt, the Awdrys, and the TV series staff. Produced using plans stolen from Sir Nigel Gresley, the locomotive, named Henry, was a sordid mix between a GNR A1 and C1. Henry's builders and original owners found him to be a very poor steamer, and were planning to scrap him alive so they could keep him a secret, but the police found them out, and Henry was taken in by the GNR. He never had a career on the mainland, being sold immediately to the NWR, where many of his faults were rectified, but not all of them. On some days, he could stroll away with any train given to him, but on others, he couldn't even leave the shed. Opinions on this were split: while engines like Thomas, Edward, Emily, and Neil were sympathetic, others like Wallace and Matthew thought he was faking it to be lazy.
![img](rztktor1fct41 " One example of the divide Henry's condition created. In this scene on March 6, 1920, Wallace is calling Henry (who was assigned to the Round Robin on this day) out on his alleged laziness, while Thomas is defending Henry and telling Wallace to shut up. Edward can do nothing but roll his eyes at Wallace's immaturity, while Ruby tries to ignore the entire situation while preparing to depart for Barrow with the Limited. ")
Sir Topham Hatt, sympathetic to Henry's plight, gave him a green variation of the colors worn by Thomas, Edward, and Victor, and the No. 3.
The NWR made no new locomotive acquisitions until 1923, when it added Nos. 4 and 5.
![img](e6yv36x8fct41 " No. 4 Gordon during his first trial on the NWR on May 21, 1923, during which he broke the Sudrian land speed record set by Justinian, with a speed of 111 MPH ")
No. 4 was the railway's first express engine, Gordon. Prior to his acquisition, the railway's express was pulled by either Emily, Adam, Ruby, or Yang. A GNR A1, Gordon was exactly what the railway needed during its motive power crisis, allowing express services to be run more frequently and faster, and allowing the previous express engines to be used on the slower services where they were badly needed. Gordon's acquisition allowed the NWR to rechristen the express, now called the Wild Nor' Wester.
James pulling the S&M four-wheelers on Ocotber 14, 1924, months before they were withdrawn.
No. 5 was a completely different story. An L&YR Class 25, James followed in the footsteps of other Class 25s that came to Sodor, and received a leading pony truck to become an NWR Class G4. When he came to Sodor, James was black with red lining, but after a crash on his first day in service caused by a signal failure (an accident that was attended to by Kate, not Thomas), he was repainted in the same livery has his brothers and sister on the railway. Now, let me set the record straight: James is NOT vain. A bit grumpy, yes, but he doesn't really care about his paintwork getting spoiled. He does have strong opinions on goods trains, though, and much prefers passengers, like the books and TV series would have you believe. The Reverend made James vain so his character arc would be more compelling. Also, many of his incidents are mis-stated, again for character reasons; for example, the bootlace incident was caused by poor maintenance, not James being rough with the coaches.
1923 also marked the year of the Groupings. The 120 standard gauge railways of the UK were pared down to four: the London and North Eastern Railway, the London, Midland, and Scottish Railway, the Southern Railway, and the Great Western Railway. Several railways, including joint and light railways, were excluded, as were narrow-gauge lines such as the Talyllyn Railway, Ffestiniog Railway, Corris Railway, and Ashover Light Railway.
One major omission was the North Western Railway. Although it wasn't a light railway, Sodor's political isolation ensured it would remain independent. The LMS continued honoring the running rights the NWR had with the Furness Railway, and worked out a deal to give Knapford a direct connection to London. In 1925, the North Western Railway built a new yard and shed facility in Barrow, and struck up a deal with the LMS to run hourly services from Barrow to Norramby. In addition, the Wild Nor' Wester was extended to London, though on the condition that the train be handed over to the LMS at Barrow. The train calls only at Crovan's Gate on Sodor, then calling at Barrow, Preston, Crewe, Stafford, and Milton Keynes before arriving at St. Pancras.
1925, however, also one of the most horrific events in the railway's history. Rather than telling, this dramatization of the event by Thomas1Edward2Henry3 will suffice:
YouTube: NWR Origins Episode V: Disgrace of the LNER
Cecil's downfall came later that year, when he ignored repeated warnings regarding an aging trestle over the River Hoo dating back to the S&Ms construction, and went over it in a rainstorm, where it collapsed under his weight and caused the death of his fireman, guard, and three passengers. For his gross negligence, Cecil was sent back to the LNER in disgrace, where he was put on blast by the authorities for involuntary manslaughter, eventually paying the ultimate price: he was given a compulsory Final Firing, and was rebuilt to ensure he wouldn't have another First Firing. And lo, he didn't. Now a regular B16, No. 925 remained in service until it and a faceless LNER A4 (4469 Sir Ralph Wedgewood) were badly damaged in a German air raid on York, April 29, 1942, and was subsequently scrapped. An ignoble end for an ignoble engine.
Due to these grisly ends, Wilbert Awdry intentionally excluded them from the books. They were only known because C. Reginald Dalby did his homework for once and included them in the first illustration of "Edward's Day Out", which prompted letters to Wilbert. He responded that 98462 and 87546 were sent away for "being troublesome", conveniently glossing over the fact that one had gone insane and tried to murder Gordon and Henry, and the other had practically been executed.
Henry was a different story. After his tunnel episode in 1926 (which was actually because he broke down, and hid this by acting like he did in the books and TV series), he was repainted in the NWR Blue livery. For a brief time, he had square buffers, which caused many to confuse him with Gordon.
![img](fe0zvjowfct41 " During the period when Henry had square buffers, he and Gordon would argue on a near-daily basis about it. In this scene on January 21, 1926, they're at it again, while Thomas, Emily, and Lily do their best to tune them out. ")
After Alfred and Cecil were removed from the equation, the railway's fortunes turned sweet. Very, very sweet, as the NWR recorded record profits in 1927 and 1928. Sir Topham Hatt had great expectations for even higher profits in 1929.
But then October 29 came...
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2020.02.29 17:56 RamblerUsa GIS FAQ 1993 -- BBSs and Usenet still main GIS support back in early 1990s. Safe to assume most links are dead after 27 years, except ESRI. Source: Retirement purge

Subject: GIS Frequently Asked Question List
Date: Thu, 7 Jan 1993 18:29:05 GMT


Frequently Asked Questions and General Info List (Long!)
Periodic Posting to GIS-l and comp.infosystems.gis
Note: We have not yet added What is GIS?
Also, I'm still working on typos.

GIS FAQ List (93-01-08)


This is the list of frequently asked questions (FAQ) about Geographic
Information Systems (GIS) along with answers to these questions. This
FAQ is posted as a resource to the `comp.infosystems.gis' newsgroup
which is connected to the GISL LISTSERVER mailing list.

Netiquette
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If someone askes a FAQ, please e-mail the answer instead of posting.
You should also include information on how to access the FAQ. (see
question 1)

If you have information that you think should be included in the FAQ,
please e-mail the information to Lisa Nyman <[[email protected]](mailto:[email protected])> or
Virgil Sealy <[[email protected]](mailto:[email protected])>. Feel free to discuss the
information on the net to get a consinsus as to how canonnical the
answer is.

If you believe that some information in the FAQ is wrong, please e-mail
us. We don't want the FAQ to generate more postings than it saves! We
are not the authors of much of this information, only the compilers. Credit
is given for contributing information gotten from the Net.
We will work with you and the author to resolve the issue.

The FAQ is also crossposted to `news.answers'.

--
Virgil Sealy <[[email protected]](mailto:[email protected])>
Lisa Nyman <[[email protected]](mailto:[email protected])>

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Index
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1: How do I get the FAQ list?
2: What is the difference between the newsgroup and listserv?
3: What are the major vendors, e-mail addresses, and addresses?
4: What colleges and universities offer coursework in GIS?
5: What public domain GIS software is avialable and where is it?
6: What are the NCGIA anon ftp sites and what can be found there?
7: What are the United States map accuracy standards?
8: What is the Vector Product Format and where can I get information?
9: What is this SDTS thing?
10: How do I order USGS maps?
  1. What are some other related mailing lists, ftp sites and internet
    addresses for useful resources?
  2. What are some books available on GIS?
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1: How do I get the FAQ list?

This list is posted to the comp.infosystems.gis and news.answers
newsgroups on a monthly basis. The most current version is available
via anonymous FTP on the system dg-rtp.dg.com (128.222.1.2) in the
file /gis/faq

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2: What is the difference between the newsgroup and listserv?

The newsgroup comp.infosystems.gis is a Usenet special intrest news
distribution scheme that allows individuals with access to Usenet
to read and post articles. The system is somewhat like e-mail
but involves a network of news 'feeds' that pass the news along.

The listserv system is a mailing list of e-mail addresses which
allows members to send messages to the GIS-L mailing list. The
GIS-L mailing list consistes of a large number of people
interested in GIS who receive GIS related articles using their
normal e-mail software. The GIS-L mailing list is maintained by
the listserv software and by the human David Mark who is the
manager of the GIS-L mailing list.

Articles sent to either of the above will be sent to the other so
there is no need to post to both groups.

It is important that people remember that messages to GIS-L end
up on Usenet and those with Usenet access should read new user
information in the news.announce.newusers group. One highlight to note
is that while product information can be valuable to a group, please
post only one article per product, as this should not become a
commercial advertisement center.

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3: What are e-mail and paper addresses of some vendors?


Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI)
380 New York Street,
Redlands, CA USA 92373
(714) 793-2853
[[email protected]](mailto:[email protected])

For Help with ESRI products, you can send email to the above
address. In correspondence be sure to include your name,
organization, system, OS revision, ARC revision and your ESRI
client number (if you know it).

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GeoVision

GeoVision's email address: [[email protected]](mailto:[email protected]) (or
u/geovision.gvc.com). If you don't know who you want (as was the
case with the original poster) try `postmaster'.

For a complete USMail address list of GIS and mapping vendors, consult
the GIS Sourcebook (annual) from GIS World Magazine.

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Ingres (Intelligent DataBase), An ASK Company
(this may be of new interest here because of the ability to define
data types in the database, such as polygon, line, etc )

1080 Marina Village Parkway
Alameda, CA 94501-1041
510-769-1400 or (NA only) 1-800-4-INGRES

Ingres' email address: [[email protected]](mailto:[email protected])
A volunteer address for referals: [[email protected]](mailto:[email protected])
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4: What colleges and universities offer coursework in GIS?

Many schools throughout the world offer coursework in GIS and
related studies in different academic departments including
Geography, Computer Science, and Urban Planning among others.

Sources of Information:

  1. Geo Info Systems May 1992, Academic GIS Directory: GIS in
Higher Education.

 This is a list compiled by John Morgan with Barbara Fleury (Towson State University) which includes course offered by University departments all over the world. Listing are by University, department type, and by state and country. Information in the listings include course titles, school addresses and persons to contact. 

  1. Guides to Geography Departments, annual publication
of the AAG.

 This publications provides graduate and undergraduate programs for geography departments at US and Canadian Universities. Info provided includes faculty, program options and requirements, and lab facilities. 

 Contact the AAG, 1710 16th Str NW, Washington DC 20009-3198 for ordering information. AAG phone: 202-234-1450 BITNET: [email protected] 

Note: Many faculty participate in Usenet and listserv
discussions and are directly accessible via Email.

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5: What public domain or shareware GIS software is avialable
and where is it?

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GRASS

>From: [[email protected]](mailto:[email protected]) (paul friberg)

First let me post an anonymous ftp address where people can grab
the latest version of the GRASS GIS (V 4.0). It's at

[uxc.cso.uiuc.edu](https://uxc.cso.uiuc.edu) [128.174.5.50](https://128.174.5.50) 

under pub/grass. This is a great public domain GIS for anyone
wishing to get started in this area. It comes complete with a full
database containing SPOT, DEM and other interesting data sets.

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MOSS

MOSS can be found on csn.org [128.138.213.21] in the /COGS/MOSS
directory.

Contact: Bill Thoen <[[email protected]](mailto:[email protected])>

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Arc Digitised Raster Graphics (ARDG)

>From: [[email protected]](mailto:[email protected]) (John Schuster)

Code for viewing ADRG (Arc Digitised Raster Graphics) files is
available on the GRIPS II CD-ROM. The U.S. Army Engineer
Topographic Labs (Juan Perez) gave me permission to post the code
on the net, so I've posted adrg.zip to spectrum.xerox.com. The
GRIPS II (Gov. Raster Image Processing Software) CD-ROM is
available from CD-ROM Inc. at 1-800-821-5245 for $49. Special
thanks to Peter Z. Simpson for pointing this out.
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OZ GIS

(from OZ GIS distribution materials)
OzGIS is a software system for displaying geographically referenced
data, such as Census data, as maps and diagrams on screens, printers
and plotters.

Digitised map data (e.g.Census boundaries, GIS) and attribute data
(e.g. sales, environmental) are accepted as Ascii files and preprocessed
(e.g. amalgamation, line thinning, polygon construction, subsetting)
before display. Maps of polygons, lines and points can be displayed
according to one or two attributes along with various overlays. About 80
provide extensive options for interactively designing the layout and
appearance of the map, and for attribute handling, classification,
interrogation and saving maps. Maps can be output on plotters,
printers and various file types.
OzGIS is distributed as a "shareware" system.
OzGIS is very extensive, (it is the product of over ten man-years effort),
but also very cheap at A$100.

OzGIS is available for evaluation via anonymous ftp from:
Either Internet: [128.214.87.1] garbo.uwasa.fi
Or Internet: [192.88.110.20] WSMR-SIMTEL20.Army.Mil

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6: What are the NCGIA anon ftp sites and what can be found there?

>From Richard Johnson <[[email protected]](mailto:[email protected])>:

The NCGIA and UCSB (National Center for Geographic Information and
Analysis at U. C. Santa Barbara) now has a publicly available FTP
area in which are located various Technical Reports as well as our
Annual Reports.

To access this information, "FTP" to "ncgia.ucsb.edu"
(128.111.254.105) as the user "anonymous" with any password, and
"cd" into the "pub" directory. In the "pub" directory the
organization is as follows:

Initiatives - Papers/Reports related to specific initiatives which
are not considered "Technical Reports".

annual-reports - NCGIA annual reports in both plain text and
postscript form.

new-reports - Temporary repository for new reports being submitted
for public FTP from ncgia.ucsb.edu.

tech-reports - Selected NCGIA Technical Reports in both plain text
and postscript form.

dems - USGS CTOG DEM files. (From Mark Kumler)

etc - Other random programs and files which are being made
available for public FTP.

Some directories have subdirectories of "text" and "postscript".
When these are present, they contain the papers/reports in plain
ascii text and in Adobe Postscript(*) forms respectively.

Under tech-reports/text and tech-reports/postscript there are
plain text and postscript forms of the Publication list (named
"pub-list.txt" and "pub-list.ps" respectively). These can be used
to determine the publication number. Then the publication can be
retrieved using that number to locate the file.

Some technical reports have separate "title" and "body" sections.
Both of these should be retrieved and the "title" section should
be placed before the "body" section after printing. Some
technical reports have whole subdirectories. In this case, all
files in the subdirectory should be retrieved, printed, and
ordered according to the numerical sequence of the filename.

Some papers available are:

88-6 COGNITIVE AND LINGUISTIC ASPECTS OF GEOGRAPHIC SPACE: REPORT
ON A WORKSHOP
89-1 Accuracy of Spatial Databases: Initiative 1 Specialist Meeting
Report
90-10 Language, Cognitive Science, and Geographic Information Systems
90-9 A Spatial Decision Support System For Bank Location
91-1 Fractal Geometry and Spatial Phenomena
91-12 GIS Laboratory Excercises: Volume 1
91-19 The Use of a Geographic Information System for Second-Order
Analysis
of Spatial Point Patterns
91-20 The NCGIA Guide to Laboratory Materials - 1991
91-22 Bibliography on Animation of Spatial Data: A Guide to Literature,
Video and Movie Media
91-24 German GIS/LIS Standards
91-26 Initiative 7 Specialist Meeting: Visualization of Spatial Data
Quality
(This paper is incomplete currently and has been known to be
unprintable in postscript form on some postscript printers.)

These are available in both postscript and ascii text form. All
of them were produced on a Mac, so the best form in which to read
them would be postscript, however the textual form should be
usable for a quick reference or if you don't have access to a
postscript printer.

All of these documents are also available via the WAIS system also
under "NCGIA Technical Reports". For more information about WAIS,
FTP to quake.think.com where the software distribution is kept.


If you have questions/comments/complaints, please direct them to
the Email address <[[email protected]](mailto:[email protected])>

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7: What are the United States map accuracy standards?

>From: [[email protected]](mailto:[email protected]) (Robert White)

United States National Map Accuracy Standards

With a view to the utmost economy and expedition in producing maps
which fulfill not only the broad needs for standard or principal
maps, but also the reasonable particular needs of individual
agencies, standards of accuracy for published maps are defined as
follows:

  1. Horizontal Accuracy. For maps on publication scales larger
than 1:20,000, not more than 10 percent of the points tested shall
be in error by more than 1/30 inch, measured on the publication
scale; for maps on publication scales of 1:20,000 or smaller, 1/50
inch. These limits of accuracy shall apply in all cases to
positions of well-defined points only. Well-defined points are
those that are easily visible or recoverable on the ground, such
as the following: monuments or markers, such as bench marks,
property boundary monuments, intersections of roads, railroads,
etc.; corners of large buildings or structures (or center points
of small buildings); etc. In general what is well defined will
also be determined by what is plottable on the scale of the map
with 1/100 inch. Thus while the intersection of two road or
property lines meeting at right angles would come within a
sensible interpretation, identification of the intersection of
such lines meeting at an acute angle would obviously not be
practicable within 1/100 inch. Similarly, features not
identifiable upon the ground within close limits are not to be
considered as test points within the limits quoted, even though
their positions may be scaled closely upon the map. In this class
would come timber lines, soil boundaries, etc.

  1. Vertical Accuracy, as applied to contour maps on all
publication scales, shall be such that not more than 10 percent of
the elevations tested shall be in error more than one-half the
contour interval. In checking elevations taken from the map, the
apparent vertical error may be decreased by assuming a horizontal
displacement within the permissible horizontal error for a map of
that scale. 3. The accuracy of any map may be tested by comparing
the positions of points whose locations or elevations are shown
upon it with corresponding positions as determined by surveys of a
higher accuracy. Tests shall be made by the producing agency,
which shall also determine which of its maps are to be tested, and
the extent of such testing.

  1. Published maps meeting these accuracy requirements shall note
this fact on their legends, as follows: "This map complies with
National Map Accuracy Standards."

  1. Published maps whose errors exceed those aforestated shall omit
from their legends all mention of standard accuracy.

  1. When a published map is a considerable enlargement of a map
drawing (manuscript) or of a published map, that fact shall be
stated in the legend. For example, "This map is an enlargement of
a 1:20,000-scale map drawing," or "This map is an enlargement of a
1:24,000-scale published map."

  1. To facilitate ready interchange and use of basic information
for map construction among all federal map making agencies,
manuscript maps and published maps, wherever economically feasible
and consistent with the uses to which the map is to be put, shall
conform to latitude and longitude boundaries, being 15 minutes of
latitude and longitude, or 7.5 minutes or 3-3/4 minutes in size.

US Bureau of the Budget

Issued June 10, 1941
Revised April 26, 1943
Revised June 17, 1947

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8: What is the Vector Product Format and where can I get information?

> From: [[email protected]](mailto:[email protected]) (Thomas Misek)

The document that lists the format & form of the Vector Product
Format is:

Military Standard Vector Product Format MIL-STD-600006 13 April 1992 

This 200+ page doctument has a complete discription of the
format.

I received mine from:

DMA (PRS) 8613 Lee Highway Fairfax, Virginia 22031-2137 

(703) 285-9240 - I'm not sure about this phone, I 
wrote them.

Since the VPF has been created as a means for transmitting digital
geographic databases, I, for one, would be interested in any
programs that make use of the format.

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9: What is this SDTS thing?

> from: esri!marlow![email protected] (Peter Aronson)

SDTS is a large complex standard, including many elements not
contained in most other transfer standards: a feature coding system
with thousands of codes; data quality information (although DIGEST and
VPF both also can carry this); a complete attribute data dictionary
(required for attributes that are not part of the built-in feature
coding system).
Where most standards will specify a standard way of representing a
spatial object, SDTS usually species half a dozen. For example,
lines:
Lines can be represented using X,Y coordinates, X,Y,Z coordinates or
as sequences of other linear features, including curves. They may be
specified as planar or nonplanar. They may have left/right polygon
information and they may have start and end node information, both, or
neither. (And unfortunately, since SDTS node objects are allowed (but
not required) to have a coordinate, it is unclear whether the first
and last coordinate of a line with node information is stored on the
node only, or is redundantly stored on the line as well).
SDTS was at one time clearly intended to be a US-only standard: an
earlier version of the standard only allowed Lat/Long, UTM and State
Plane coordinate systems. However, it now allows additional
transformations to be defined using projection information (either by
storing projection parameters as attribute, with their meaning stored
in the data dictionary (not to be confused with graphic codes which
also can have their meaning stored in the data dictionary)), or by
using sets of transformation points (rubber-sheeting is left as an
exercise for the reader).

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10: How do I order USGS maps?

It's easy. Just call (in the US) 1-800-USA-MAPS

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End of the GIS FAQ

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  1. What are some other related mailing lists, ftp sites and internet
addresses for useful resources?

Internet Resources [and bitnet lists] for GIS/CARTO/Earth Science
by Bill Thoen
[FAQ editor's note: This list has been shortened *a lot* in the interest
of space. A full version is available by anonymous FTP to
csn.org in the COGS directory. Much climatology and
geology has been deleted. Disclaimer deleted
but still implied. LN 8-26-92]

Usenet News Groups (excluding c.i.gis)
------------------------------------
  1. comp.graphicsGraphics, image processing
  2. sci.geo.fluids Oceanography
  3. sci.geo.geology Geology
  4. sci.geo.meteorology Meteorology

Bitnet Discussion Lists
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ACDGIS-LWIIMC12.BITNET Regional GIS discussions for German-speaking countries
Topics include GIS, CACartography, Remote Sensing and Image
Processing as related to GIS, Geo-Statistics.
list owner: Zoltan Daroczy
Dept. of Geography
University of Economics and Business Adminstration
Vienna: [email protected]

[email protected]
ASTRA is a joint database project of the IBM Europe and the Italian
Council of Research, located in Pisa (italy). It is accessible from an
EARN (or BITNET (?)) node, you have to install the ASTRA client software.
The services are free, the questions and the answers are interactive
messages or can be sent via the EARN mail function.
**To get information about the service:
VM/CMS Users: TELL ASTRADB AT ICNUCEVM GET ASTRA INFO
VAX/VMS Users: SEND [email protected] GET ASTRA INFO
**To get help about using the server:
VM/CMS Users: TELL ASTRADB AT ICNUCEVM HELP
VAX/VMS Users: SEND [email protected] HELP
**To get the user interface:
VM/CMS Users: TELL ASTRADB AT ICNUCEVM GET ASTRA EXEC
VAX/VMS Users: SEND [email protected] ASTRAVAX
To share ideas and experiences, a news group is established
on [email protected]. To subscribe to the group send the message
SUB ASTRA-UG your full name to [email protected]
[email protected] Coatsal GIS discussion list
(note: not everybody can get this one it seems, but it has been
confirmed as of March 14, 1992)

[email protected] Geography, Geology, Town and Regional
Planning, Meteorology
This moderated list will discuss all aspects of
CAL/CBT/CAI/CML within the Centre's 'community' of Geography, Geology,
Town and Regional Planning and Meteorology.
SUBSCRIBE GEOCAL Firstname Surname
You should send this message to [email protected].

[email protected] Geography
GEOGRAPHy is an experimental BULLETIN BOARD and DISCUSSION FORUM
for academic geography - faculty, students and other persons
having interests in the field of modern geographic research.

[email protected] Geographic Information Systems
[[email protected]](mailto:[email protected])

[email protected] GIS User Interface issues

[email protected] IDIRISI Discussion list
IDRISI-L is supported by the Department of Geography and
Environmental Planning at Towson State University (Baltimore).
To subscribe, send a one line message (SUBSCRIBE IDRISI-L) to
[email protected] or [[email protected]](mailto:[email protected])
Contact the department: Jay Morgan [email protected]
Towson State Univ. Baltimore, MD 21204-7097 ph: 410-830-2864

[email protected] Image Processing of Remotely Sensed data

[email protected] Maps and Air Photos (mostly concerns map
[[email protected]](mailto:[email protected])catalogger's and map librarian's issues)

[email protected] GIS
The GIS Mailing List is maintained by the ESRC Midlands Regional
Research Laboratory at the University of Leicester.
If you would like to be added to this list, please send an e-mail
to [email protected]. You will then be kept up to date with
current "goings on" in GIS. Each month, a revised list is also sent
out.

Anonymous FTP Sites
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csn.org[128.138.213.21]
directory: COGS
Contains COGS diskettes and other software collected from
COGSnet BBS including geologic, gis, mapping, earth science
software for the PC and Macintosh.
Contact: Bill Thoen [[email protected]](mailto:[email protected]) (internet)

charon.er.usgs.gov[130.118.120.30]
pub/proj-3.1.tar.Z - cartographic projection package (Unix C)
pub/mapgen-4.2.tar.Z - MAPGEN digital cartographic software system (Unix)
pub/graphics-4.6.tar.Z - PLOTGEN plotting package for use with MAPGEN
pub/xzoom-2.01.tar.Z - interactive vector graphics display program for
use with MAPGEN and PLOTGEN (Unix/X11)
pub/GCTP-II.tar.Z - most recent version of the GCTP map projection
software (FORTRAN)

ftp.cs.toronto.edu[128.100.1.105]
doc/geography/US.lat-long - lat/long coordinates of major US cities
doc/geography/CIA_World_Map - directory of CIA world map database

ftp.uu.net
graphics/USmap.Z - digitized outline of the U.S.
pub/Census/slc.part1.Z - 1980 U.S. Census county boundaries

gatekeeper.dec.com
pub/graphics/data/cia-wdb/* - CIA World Data Bank

isdres.er.usgs.gov[130.11.48.2]
directory: [.USGS.GCTP]
Source code the USGS General Cartographic Transformation Package
(GCTP).

directory: [.USGS.SDTS] <- VAX Systen, take note
Text to Spatial Data Transfer Standard (SDTS)

kiawe.soest.hawaii.edu[128.171.151.16]
directory: pub/gmt
Contains the Generic Mapping Tools, software for map projections,
spatial interpolation, contouring, 3D persective, raster
processing (C code for workstations)


moon.cecer.army.mil[129.229.1.16]
In addition to the GRASS GIS source code, there is an extensive
database for the Spearfish (South Dakota) area to be used with
grass. Although intended for GRASS, some of the data could easily
be used for other purposes and systems.

pprg.eece.unm.edu[129.24.24.10]
directory: /pub/khoros/release
Khoros is an integrated software development environment for
information processing and visualization, based on X11R4. Khoros
components include a visual programming language, code generators
for extending the visual language and adding new application
packages to the system, an interactive user interface editor, an
interactive image display package, an extensive library of image
processing, numerical analysis and signal processing routines, and
2D/3D plotting packages.

spectrum.xerox.com[192.70.225.78]
directory: pub/map
USGS DLG (all scales), DEM, DTM, TIGER
Data exchange site for all kinds of public domain map data.
**Probably the best site for finding map data in this list.

vab02.larc.nasa.gov[128.155.23.47]
directory: pub/gifs/misc/landsat
Landsat photos in GIF and JPEG format. Great views of Boston,
Washington DC, Cape Cod, NYC, Western Europe and other places.

Telnet addresses
-----------------------------
epaibm.rtpnc.epa.gov
EPA National Library on-line database can be accessed for bibliographic
searches.

martini.eecs.umich.edu 3000 [141.212.99.9] [141.212.100.9]
Geographic Name Server
Zipcode, population, lat/long other stats from 1980 census for US
cities. Enter name of city at the (non-existant) prompt and
press Enter. Include state (as in Ipswich, MA) or you'll get
that city's info in every state it is found.
Contact: Tom Libert (GNS author) Univ of Michigan
[[email protected]](mailto:[email protected])

nssdca.gsfc.nasa.gov
NSSDC On-Line Data and Information Service. Includes *NASA Master
Directory* -- an online search system providing brief overview
information about NASA and many important non-NASA space and earth
science data, and data information systems.
login: nodis

stis.nsf.gov[128.150.195.40]
Science & technolgy Information Service STIS is maintained
by the National Science Foundation.

tycho.usno.navy.mil[192.5.41.239]
U.S. Naval Observatory Automated Data Service
login: ads

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Bulletin Board: GISnet BBS [FAQ editor's note: subliminal msgs deleted :)]
This is a PC Bulletin Board System dedicated to
GIS, digital cartography, desktop mapping, remote sensing interests
Mapping software, data trasnlation, image processing, world-wide
databases, 3D color GIF maps and landsat photos, daily weather maps
and satellite photos, etc.
To reach GISnet, fire up your modem and telecommications software,
and dial (303) 447-0927. Set your protocol to 8 data bits, no
parity, 1 stop bit, and you can connect at speeds up to 9600 baud
(V.32), The system is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Some files are free, but for the "real good stuff" there is a small
fee for full access.
GISnet BBS
1401 Walnut St., suite C
Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 786-9961 (voice)
______________________________________________________________________________

12: What are some books available on GIS?

[Ed. Note: Will the originator of this list let him/herself
be known so I can give credit here. LN 1/8/93]

____ Proceedings: 5th International Symposium on Spatial $50.00
Data Handling. IGU Commission on GIS, August 1992, Charleston, South Carolina. Two volume set contains more than seventy selected papers representing the state of the art in geographical information processing. 

____ Time in Geographic Information Systems, by Gail $40.00
Langran. Taylor & Francis, 1992. Thorough examination of the conceptual, logical, and physical design of temporal GISs. This book reviews the literature; discusses implementation issues such as clustering, quality control, and volume control; and introduces original and previously unpublished research on the extension of existing spatial data structuring techniques to a three-dimensional space-time application. 

____ Accuracy of Spatial Databases, edited by Michael $77.00
Goodchild Taylor & Francis, 1989. Detailed treatment of error and accuracy, particularly of modelling uncertainty and reliability, testing accuracy, and the practical implications for use of spatial data. 

____ Analytical and Computer Cartography, by Keith Clarke. $52.00
Prentice Hall, 1990. 

____ Applications of Spatial Data Structures, by Hanan $45.25
Samet. Addison-Wesley, 1989. Applications of hierarchical data structures in computer graphics,image processing, and GIS. 

____ Building Databases for Global Science, edited by Helen $93.00
Mounsey. General Editor: Roger Tomlinson. Taylor & Francis, 1988. Papers from the first meeting of the International Geographical Union's Global Database Planning Project. 

____ Design and Analysis of Spatial Data Structures, by $43.25
Hanan Samet Addison-Wesley, 1990. Hierarchical (quadtree and octree) data structures. 

____ Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems: A $60.00
Compendium. ACSM, 1990. 
____ Geographic and Land Information Systems for $45.00
Practicing Surveyors: a Compendium. ACSM, 1991. 

____ Geographic Information Systems: A Management $57.00
Perspective, by Stan Aronoff. WDL Publications, 1989. An excellent introduction to GIS principles and applications for users and managers. 

____ Geographic Information Systems: An Introduction, by $51.00
Jeffrey Star and John Estes. Prentice Hall, 1990. Introductory textbook for students and professionals. 

____ Geographic Information Systems and Cartographic $51.00
Modelling, by Dana Tomlin. Prentice Hall, 1990. Introduction to cartographic modelling, emphasizing environmental decisions, that develops a high-level cartographic computing language. 

____ Geographic Information Systems for Resource $60.00
Management, edited by William Ripple. ACSM, 1986. Papers on land suitability; water, soil, and vegetation resource management; and urban and global GIS applications. 

____ Geographical Information Systems: Principles and $295.00
Applications, edited by David J. Maguire, Michael F. Goodchild and David W. Rhind. John Wiley & Sons, 1991. Two-volume boxed set contains sixty new papers; the most ambitious, extensive, and authoritative GIS book to date. 

____ The Geography Coloring Book, by Wynn Kapit $10.00
Harper Collins, 1991. A creative and expert study aid for learning geography. Contains coloring plates and index. 

____ Handbook of Relational Database Design, by Candace $46.00
Fleming and Barbara von Halle. Addison-Wesley, 1989. 

____ Intelligent Infrastructure - the Movie and the $99.95
Workbook. UGC Corporation, 1990. Management-level primer on GIS with accompanying video. 

____ Interpreting Space: GIS and Archaeology, edited by $79.00
Kathleen M. S. Allen, Stanton W. Green and Ezra B. W. Zubrow. Taylor & Francis, 1990. The first book to address the use of GIS in archaeology and anthropology. 

____ Introduction to Database Systems, Vol I, by C. J. Date. $46.25
Fifth edition. Addison-Wesley, 1990. 
____ Introduction to Database Systems, Vol II, by C. J. Date. $45.25
Addison-Wesley, 1985. 

____ Introduction to Urban GIS, by William Huxhold (cloth). $49.95
____ Introduction to Urban GIS, by William Huxhold (paper). $32.50
Oxford University Press, 1991. 

____ Introductory Readings in Geographic Information $39.00
Systems, edited by Donna Pequet and Duane Marble. (paper). Taylor & Francis, 1990. Selection of articles on various aspects of GIS. 

____ Map Appreciation, by Mark Monmonier. $41.00
Prentice Hall, 1988. Teaches how to work with maps and promotes graphic literacy. 

____ Map Generalization: Making Rules for Knowledge $95.00 Representation,
edited by Barbara Buttenfield and Robert McMaster. John Wiley & Sons, 1991.
This book is the first to focus on the development of a rule base for digital mapping. It identifies the problems involved in the development of a rule base for digital maps used in GIS, and it provides a framework to help solve these problems, improve efficiency, preserve consistency, and incorporate sound principles into digital mapping. 

____ Mapping the Next Millenium: The Discovery of New $30.00
Geographies, by Stephen Hall Random House, 1992. Contains reports from the scientific frontiers where virtually every aspect of the physical cosmos is being mapped, including the floor of the ocean, the hole in the ozone layer, the interior of the earth, atoms and chromosomes, the farthest planets of the solar system, the large-scale structure of the universe, and even the mathematical construct known as pi. 

____ Principles of Geographical Information Systems for $44.00
Land Resources Assessment, by P. A. Burrough. Oxford University Press, 1986. Textbook for more advanced GIS specialists. 

____ Statistics for Spatial Data, by Noel Cressie. $90.00
John Wiley & Sons, 1991. The most comprehensive and readable text to date on the analysis of spatial data through statistical models. It unifies a previously disparate subject under a common approach and notation. 

____ Three Dimensional Applications in Geographic $66.00
Information Systems, edited by Jonathan Raper. Taylor & Francis, 1989. Survey of approaches and problems in modelling real geophysical data. 


--
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[[email protected]](mailto:[email protected])
Just remember, geographers do it in places unknown to the general public.
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2020.02.11 23:41 sto_sa The list so far for RSD 2020 (an ongoing project...)

List Updated to include RSD UK titles as confirmed in Long Live Vinyl Magazine.
These titles may not necessarily all be included on the US list, and further US-exclusive titles will be announced.
The 3 Pieces - Iwishcan William - 12” (Rogue Cat)
Ace of Base - The Sign - 7” picture disc (IK7 Records)
Acid Mothers Temple - Nam Myo Ho Ren Ge Kyo E - 2LP (Space Age Recordings)
Namja Akhtar - Five Rivers - 12” (Last Minute Productions)
The Alarm - Electric Folklore Live ‘88 - 2LP (21st Century Recordings)
Lee Alfred - Rockin’/Poppin’ Full Tilting - 7” (Cancer Records)
Alessandro Alessandroni - Ritmo dell’industria n. 2 - LP (BTF)
Alpha & Omega Meets the Disciples - Sacred Art of Dub, Vol. 1 - LP (Mania Dub)
Alphaville - Sounds Like a Melody - 12” (Warner Music Germany)
The Amorphous Androgynous - A Monster Psychedelic Bubble - LP (FSOL Digital)
Andy & The Odd Socks - Happy Birthday/Remember You’re An Odd Sock - 7” picture disc (CMG)
Annihilator - Triple Threat Unplugged - 12” (Neverland Music Inc.)
Archers of Loaf - Raleigh Days/Street Fighting Man - 7” (Merge Records)
Louis Armstrong - Armstrong in France LP (Dot Time Records)
Art Brut - Modern Art - 7” (Alcopop!)
Ed Askew ft. Trembling Bells - London - 12” (Tin Angel Records)
Asking Alexandria - Stand Up and Scream - LP (Sumerian Records)
B-Fax - B-Fax - LP (Disco-Ordination)
Badflower - The Jester Acoustic - 12” (Big Machine UK)
Chet Baker Trio - Mr. B - LP (Tidal Waves Music)
The Bamboos - Twenty Years 2000-2020 - 2x7” (Tru Thoughts)
Band of Pain - A Clockwork Orange - 12” (Dirter Promotions)
Bardo Pond - On the Ellipse - 2LP (Fire Records)
Robbie Basho - Selections from The Sounds of Avatars - LP (Tompkins Square)
Bastille - All This Blood - 2LP (Virgin EMI)
Batmobile - Big Bat A Go-Go - 7” (Music on Vinyl)
Jessie Baylin - Pleasure Center - 12” EP black and white marbled (New West Records)
Beck/St. Vincent - No Distraction/Uneventful Days - 7” (Capitol)
Gerry Beckley - Discovering America - 10” (Morgan Blue Town)
The Bevis Frond - Valedictory Songs - 2LP (Fire Records)
The Bevis Frond - What Did For the Dinosaurs - 2LP (Fire Records)
Joan Bibiloni - Selected Works: 1982-1989 - 12” (NuNorthern Soul)
Biffy Clyro - The Modern LepeModern Love - 7” (Warner)
Black Honey - Corrine - 12” (Black Honey)
The Black Keys - Let’s Rock - 2LP (Nonesuch/Warner)
Black Lips ft. Kesha - They’s a Person of the World - 7” (Fire Records)
Black Sabbath - Evil Woman, Don't Play Your Games with Me / Wicked World / Paranoid / The Wizard 2x7” (WarneBMG)
Tim Blake - Crystal Machine (blue vinyl) (LMLCulture Factory)
Blanck Mass - Blanck Mass - 2LP (Sacred Bones)
BMX Bandits - C86 - LP (Glass Modern)
Marc Bolan & T. Rex - Shadowhead: 1972-1976 - LP (Demon)
Bombs of Hades - Phantom Bell (2LP) (red vinyl, etched side) (Black Lodge)
David Bowie - ChangesNowBowie (LP or CD) (Warner)
David Bowie - I’m Only Dancing (Soul Tour 74) - 2LP or 2CD (Warner)
Boys Next Door - Door, Door: 40th Anniversary (red vinyl) (Rhino Australia)
Broken Bones - Dem Bones - LP (Fall Out/Jungle)
Peter Bruntnell - Normal For Bridgwater
Jake Bugg - Saviours of the City - 7” (RCA)
Sam Burton - Nothing Touches Me - 7” (Tomkins Square)
Canned Heat & John Lee Hooker - Hooker 'n Heat (yellow/brown vinyl) (LMLR)
Caribou - Swim: 10th Anniversary Edition - 2LP (City Slang)
Brandi Carlile - Black Hole Sun/Searching With My Good Eye Closed - 12” (Elektra)
Frank Carter & the Rattlesnakes - End of Suffering Live to Vinyl - 10” (International Death Cult)
Ron Carter - Foursight Stockholm - 2LP (IN+OUT Records)
Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine - 1992: The Love Album - LP (Chrysalis)
Neal Casal - Fade Away Diamond Time - 2LP (Not Fade Away)
Johnny Cash - Classic Cash: Early Mixes [early mix of 1988 album] - 2LP (Mercury/UMe)
Michael Chapman - Americana - LP (Mooncrest)
The Charlatans - The Charlatans UK vs. The Chemical Brothers - LP (Beggars Banquet)
The Charlatans - Live It Like You Love It - 2LP (UMC/Island)
Charli XCX - Vroom Vroom - 12” color (Atlantic)
Cheap Trick - Out To Get You [live 1977] - 2LP (Legacy/CMG)
The Chemical Brothers - Surrender to Love - 12” (Virgin EMI)
Don Cherry - Cherry Jam - 10” (Gearbox)
Cherry Ghost - Beneath This Burning Shoreline - 12” (Heavenly Recordings)
Cherry Ghost - Live at the Trades Club - 12” (Heavenly Recordings)
Christine and the Queens - La Vita Nuova: Sequences 2 et 3 - 7” gatefold (Because Music)
Chromeo - Needy Girl: Zdar Dub / Paper Faces Remix /Album Version // Lifelike Remix / Bloc Party Remix / Instrumental (eOne Music)
The Church - Gold Afternoon Fix (gold vinyl) (Real Gone Music)
Gary Clark, Jr ft. Andra Day - Pearl Cadillac - 12”/etching (Warner)
The Claude Diallo Situation - I Found A New Home - LP (Dot Time Records)
Clearlight Symphony - Clear Light Symphony (pink vinyl) (LMLCulture Factory)
Clutch - The Obelisk - 17LP box w/mat and signed litho (Weathermakers)
MJ Cole - Madrugada Remixes - 12” (Classics & Jazz UK)
Shirley Collins and Davy Graham - Folk Roots, New Routes - LP (Universal/Decca)
Michel Colombier - Capot Pointu - LP (PlayTime)
The Comet Is Coming - Imminent - 12” (Decca)
Charly Coombes - All in the End Is Harvest - LP (Finyl Vinyl)
Alice Cooper - Live at the Apollo Theatre, Glasgow, 19-02-82 (Rhino/Warner)
Ivan Conti - Poison Fruit (LP+7”) (green vinyl) (Far Out Recordings) (UK)
Corporation of One - So Where Are You/The Real Life - 12” (Smokin’)
Nev Cottee - Stations - LP (Wonderful Sound)
Cradle - The History - LP (Modern Harmonic)
Mikal Cronin - Switched-On Seeker - LP (Merge)
Keith Cross and Peter Ross - Bored Civilians (Universal/Decca)
The Cure - Bloodflowers: 20th Anniversary - 2LP (UMe/Polydor)
The Cure - Seventeen Seconds: 40th Anniversary - LP picture disc (UMe/Polydor)
Denzel Curry - Bulls on Parade/I Against - 7” (Loma Vista)
Cybotron - Colossus - LP (Dual Planet)
Czarface - Czarface & The Return of Metal Face - LP (Silver Age)
Holgr Czukay, Jaki Liebzeit, Jah Wobble - A Full Circle - 2x10” (Gronland)
D-Mob - We Call It Acieeed Remixes - 12” (London Records)
Etienne Daho - Surf - 12” (Warner Music France)
Dalvanius and The Fascinations/Golden Harvest - Voodoo Lady/I Need Your Love - 7” (Warm)
Damaged Bug - Bug On Yonkers - LP (Castle Face)
The Damned - Fiendish Shadows: 40th Anniversary - LP color vinyl (Cleopatra)
Dave Davies - Rock Bottom: Live at The Bottom Line - 2LP (Green Amp/Red River)
Miles Davis - Double Image: Directions in Music (Selections from The Complete Bitches Brew Sessions) - 2LP (CMG/Legacy)
Divina De Campo - Decoded - 12” (PEG Records)
Def Leppard ft. Brian May and Ian Hunter - Rock ‘N Roll Hall of Fame - LP (UMe/Virgin EMI)
Mac DeMarco - Other Here Comes The Cowboy Demos - LP purple (Macs Record Label)
Devil's Witches - Guns, Drugs, and Filthy Pictures 10" (Majestic Mountain)
Destiny’s Child - Say My Name - 12” picture disc (CMG/Legacy)
The Detroit Cobras - Feel Good/etching - 7” (Wild Honey)
The Dickies - Banana Splits: The Tra La La Song 7" (Cleopatra)
Dinosaur Jr. - Swedish Fist: Live in Stockholm - LP (Cherry Red)
Dio - Annica - 12” picture disc (BMG/Niji Entertainment)
Dissection - Somberlain (2LP) (blue vinyl, etched side) (Black Lodge)
DJ Cam Quartet - The Essential - LP (Attytude Records)
Doctors of Madness - Dark Times - LP (Molecular Scream)
The Doors - The Soft Parade: Doors-Only Mix - LP (Rhino/Elektra)
Down N Outz - The Music Box - 12” (UMe)
Dr. John - Remedies - LP color vinyl (Get On Down)
Barry Dransfield - Barry Dransfield - LP (Glass Modern)
The Durutti Column - Idiot Savants (white vinyl) (180gr) (Demon)
The Durutti Column - Vini Reilly/WomadLive - 2LP + 7” (Factory Benelux)
Steve Earle - Times Like These/It’s About Blood - 7” (New West Records)
Clint Eastwood & General Saint - Stop That Train - 7” glow -in-the-dark (Greensleeves)
Luiz Eca y Familia Sagrada - La nueva onda del Brasil - LP (Vinilissimo)
Eddie & The Hot Rods - Get Your Rocks Off (2LP) (Jungle/Skydog)
Terry Edwards - Stop Trying to Sell Me Back My Past - 2LP (Sartorial Records)
Embryo - Embryos Rache - LP color vinyl (Loneos)
Embryo - Opal - LP color vinyl (Loneos)
Emerald Web - Valley of the Birds - LP (Trading Places)
Emerson, Lake, and Palmer - Live At Waterloo Field, Stanhope, New Jersey, US, 31st July 1992
Eminem - My Name Is/Bad Guys Always Die - 7” (Universal)
Brian Eno - Rams - LP (UMe)
Erasure - Blue Savannah - 12” (Mute)
Esplendor Geometrico - Necrosis en la playa - 7” (Geometrik)
Bill Evans - Some Other Time: The Lost Session from The Black Forest - 2LP (Resonance Records)
The Ex - All Corpses Smell the Same - 7” (Superior Viaduct)
Exit North - Book of Romance and Dust - 2LP (Exit North Records)
Ezra Collective - Clash of the Galazies - 12” (Enter the Jungle)
The Fall - Austurbæjarbíó Reykjavik Live 1983 - 2LP (Cherry Red)
The Fall - Cerebral Caustic: 25th Anniversary - LP color vinyl (Demon)
Fallen Angels - Paradise Lost - 2LP + poster + book (Sunbeam)
Fatboy Slim - Sunset (Bird Of Prey) 20th Anniversary Edition - 12" (SKINT)
Feeder - Feeling a Moment / Pushing the Senses - 12" (Echo)
The Feminine Complex - Livin’ Love - LP or CD (Modern Harmonic)
Field Music - Measure - 2LP (Memphis Industries)
Lee Fields - Let’s Get a Groove On - LP (Daptone)
Fight - A Small Deadly Space (gatefold) (red and black marble vinyl) (Real Gone Music)
Craig Finn - All These Perfect Crosses - 2LP (Partisan)
Kelly Finnigan - The Tales People Tell - LP (Colemine Records)
Flamin’ Groovies - Live at the Whiskey A Go-Go ‘79 - LP (Revenge Records)
Flawes - Highlights - LP (Red Bull Records)
Fleetwood Mac - Before The Beginning Vol 2 (3LP) (4/17 release date)
Fleetwood Mac - The Alternate Rumours - LP (Rhino/Warner)
The Fleshtones - Face of the Screaming Werewolf - LP or CD (Yep Roc Records)
Blaze Foley - Live at the Austin Outhouse - LP + 7” (End of an EaLost Art)
Josephine Foster - This Coming Gladness - LP (Fire Records)
Fraternity - Livestock - LP (Reel Music)
The Frumpies - Frumpie One Piece/Frumpies Forever - LP + 7” (Kill Roc Stars)
Future Sound of London - Cascade 2020 - LP (FSOL London)
Fuzztones - Lysergic Emanations - LP picture disc (Easy Action)
Serge Gainsbourg - Ces Petit Riens - LP (Ina)
Galaxie 500 - Copenhagen - 2LP/etching (202020 Records)
Rory Gallagher - Cleveland Calling LP - LP (Chess/UMC)
The Game - Born 2 Rap - 3LP (eOne Music)
Taana Gardner - Taana Gardner & Kenton Nix’s West End Works: Expanded - 2LP (Salsoul)
Gaston - My Queen - LP (Soul Brother Records)
Gemma Ray - Lights Out Zoltar! - LP pink (Bronzerat)
Gene - Rising for Sunset: 20th Anniversary - 2LP (Demon)
Giant Sand - Ramp - 2LP (Fire Records)
Freddie Gibbs & Madlib - Pinata - LP (Madlib Invazion)
Girl Band - Vicar Street Live - 2LP (Rough Trade Records)
Philip Glass - The Essential - 4LP (Music On Vinyl)
Glass Animals w/ Denzel Curry - Tokyo Drifting - 12” picture disc (Wolf Tone)
Goblin - Greatest Hits Vol. 1 - 2LP (AMS)
Golden Earring - Radar Love (original UK/Mootan LP version) - 7” (Music On Vinyl)
Goldie Lookin Chain - Original Pyrite Material - LP gold (1983 Records)
Gong - Live! At Sheffield 1974 - 2LP (LMLR)
Gorgan City - Realm - 12” (Virgin EMI)
Gorillaz - D-Sides (3LP) (WarneParlophone)
Gorillaz - G-Sides (2LP) (WarneParlophone)
Ellie Goulding - Lights: 10th Anniversary - LP (Polydor)
Davy Graham - The Holly Kaleidoscope (Universal/Decca)
Grateful Dead - Buffalo 5/9/77 - 5LP (Warner)
Gray - Never Gonna Leave New York City - 12” (Anasyrma)
David Gray - Please Forgive Me - 12” pink (IHT Records)
Juliette Greco - Jolie Mome: La muse de Saint Germain des Pres - 2LP (Poppydisc)
Al Green - Green Is Blues - LP, green and blue (Fat Possum)
Tom Grennan - This is the Place - 7” (Insanity)
The Grid - Floatation - 12” clear (Chemical Alley)
The Groundhogs - Split - 2LP red (Fire Records)
Grouplove - Broken Angel (Warner)
Guided By Voices - Hold On Hope - 10” clear (TVT)
Guided By Voices - Vampire on Titus - LP yellow/gold (Scat Records)
Marika Hackman - Any Human Friend - 10” (Virgin EMI)
Terry Hall - Home - 12” (Heavenly Recordings)
Johnny Hallyday - Le Plus Grands Succes - LP five-color vinyl (LMLR)
Halo - Let Me Do It/Life - 12” (Expansion)
Hanterhir - Schizophrenia/Dancing Out in Space - 7” (Easy Action)
Paul Hardcastle - 19: The Mixes (35th Anniversary Edition) - LP (Chrysalis)
Vladimir Harkonnen - Vlad Smash (Power It Up)
Hatchie & The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - Sometimes Always - 7” (Heavenly Records)
Hawkwind - At the BBC 1972 (September 28 1972) - 2LP (Rhino)
Hawkwind - Quark, Strangeness & Charm - 2LP clear (Atomhenge)
Kuumba-Toudie Heath - Kwaida - LP (Reel Music)
The Heptones - Back on Top - LP red (Burning Sounds)
The High - Martin Hannett Sessions (Unreleased Martin Hannett Sessions for Somewhere Soon) - LP (Vinyl Revival)
High Frequency - Summertime - 7” (Nia)
Aashid Himons - The Gods and I - 12” (Music for Dream/Fyraften Musik)
Hiss Golden Messenger - Let the Light of the World Open Your Eyes - 7” (Merge)
Loleatta Holloway - Cry To Me - LP (Tidal Waves Music)
Hope In High Water - Bonfire and Pine - LP (Fish Records)
Hugh Hopper - 1984 (red vinyl)(LMLCulture Factory)
Hootie and the Blowfish - Live at Nick's Fat City 1995 2LP (Warner)
The Hotrats - Turn Ons: 10th Anniversary Edition - 10" color vinyl [100 with signed print] (Demon)
Human Race - Human Race/Grey Boy - 7” (Gem Records)
Humble Pie - Official Bootleg Collection, Vol. 2 - 2LP (HNE)
Hunny - Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. - LP blue (Epitaph)
Ike Yard - Night After Night - 12” red (Superior Viaduct)
Implosion - 2020 - 2LP (Trading Places)
Inhaler - It Won’t Always Be Like This/Oklahoma (Late Night Edition) - 7” (Polydor)
Inhaler - We Have To Move On/Ice Cream Sundae - 7” (Polydor)
Inhaler - My Honest Face (45rpm)/There’s No Other Place (33rpm) - 10” (Polydor)
The Inn House Crew - Something Special - LP (Room in the Sky Records)
Ken Ishii ft. Pac-Man - Join the Pac - 7” (iam8bit)
J Hus - Big Conspiracy - 2LP (Black Butter)
Bob James - Once Upon A Time: The Lost 1965 New York Studio Sessions - LP (Resonance Records)
Bert Jansch - Live in Italy - 2LP (Earth Recordings)
Jansen/Barbieri/Karn - Playing in a Room With People - 2LP (Medium Productions)
The Jazz Butcher - Big Planet Scary Planet - LP (Fire Records)
The Jazz Butcher - Condition Blue - LP (Fire Records)
The Jazz Butcher - Cult of th eBasement - LP (Fire Records)
The Jazz Butcher - Fishcoteque - LP (Fire Records)
Jethro Tull - Stormwatch 2 (Warner)
Elton John - Elton John: 50th Anniversary Edition - 2LP purple (UMe/Mercury)
J.J. Johnson and Kai Winding - J&K: Stonebone (UMe)
Linton Swesi Johnson - Bass Culture/LKJ In Dub - 2LP (UMC/Island)
Daniel Johnston - The End is Never Really Over - 2LP (Feraltone) [features Artistic Vice and 1990]
Samantha Jones - A Girl Named Sam - LP (Trading Places)
Wizz Jones - Wizz Jones: Mono and Stereo Mixes - LP (Sunbeam)
Judas Priest - British Steel - 2LP picture disc (CMG/Legacy)
June of 44 - Engine Takes to the Water - LP (Touch & Go)
June of 44 - Tropics and Meridians - LP (Touch & Go)
Jungle Brothers - Because I Got It Like That - 7” (Idlers)
Damien Jurado - Birds Tricked Into the Trees/From Devils To Davis - 7” (Loose)
David Keenan - Alchemy & Prose: Live Recordings - 12” (Rubyworks)
Dermot Kennedy - Without Fear - LP (Island)
Tim Key - Tim Key’s Late Night Poetry Programme - 2LP color vinyl (Demon)
Phoebe Killdeer - Fade Out Lines - LP (Kwaidan)
Killing Joke - Laugh at Your Peril: Live in Berlin - 3LP black and pink (Killing Joke Records)
Killing Joke - Turn to Red - 12” red (Turn to Red Records)
The King James Version - He’s Forever (Amen) - 7” (Soul Kitchen)
The Kinks - The Kink Kronikles - 2LP red vinyl (Warner)
Klaxons - Surfing the Void: 10th Anniversary Edition - 2LP (UMC/Polydor)
Knight Area - D-Day - 2LP black and white (Butler)
Sarathy Korwar - Otherland - 12” transparent green (The Leaf Label)
Kraftwerk - 1 (50th Anniversary Edition) - LP (True Choice Recordings)
Kraftwerk - 2 - LP (True Choice Recordings)
Fela Ransome Kuti and His Highlife Rakers - Fela’s First: The Complete 1959 Melodisc Session - 10” (Cadillac Records)
Wolfgang Lackerschmid and Chet Baker - Ballads for Two - LP (Dot Time Records)
Laneous - Elsewhere/Flawless - 7” (Soul Has No Tempo)
kd lang - Angel with a Lariat - LP red (Warner)
kd lang - Drag - 2LP color vinyl (Warner)
Larkins - Hit and Run - 10” EP (Good Soldier Records)
Jamie Lawson - Last Night Stars - LP (Lookout Mountain)
The Leaf Library - About Minerals - LP (Where Its At is Where You Are)
Jenny Lee - I’m So Tired/Some Things Last a Longtime - 12” (Caroline)
Thomas Leer - Emotional Hardware - CD (Smitten Kitten)
Michel Legrand - Jazz on Film - LP (Moochin’ About)
John Lennon - Instant Karma 2020 Ultimate Remix - 7” (UMe)
Lil' Kim - 9 (Deluxe LP) (Ltd)
Alison Limerick - Where Love Lives/Frankie Knuckles remix - 12” (Arista)
Alfredo Linares y su Sonora - Yo traigo boogaloo - LP (Vampisoul)
The Live Band - A Cance for Hope - 7” (The Sound of Brooklyn)
Local Natives/Overcoats - When Am I Gonna Lose You - 7” (Loma Vista Recordings)
The London Suede - London Suede - LP (Demon)
Loop - Sevens - 3x7” (Reactor)
Loose Joints - Is It All Over My Face: 40th Anniversary Edition - 2x12” (West End)
Los Amigos Invisibles - Arepa 3000 - 2LP (Luaka Bop)
Lothar & The Hand People - Machines: Amherst 1969 - LP + CD (Modern Harmonic)
The Lottery Winners - Love Will Keep Us Together - 7” (Modern Sky)
Love Frame Tragedy - Five Songs to Briefly Fill the Void - 10” EP (Good Soldier Records)
The Lovely Eggs - I Am A ***** - LP picture disc (Egg Records)
Marcy Luarks and Classic Touch - Electric Murder - LP (Kalita Records)
Corb Lund - Cover Your Tracks EP - 12” EP (New West Records)
Kenny Lynch - Half the Day’s Gone and We Haven’t Earned a Penny / Ashley Beedle Remix - 7” (Satril)
Kirsty MacColl - Other People's Hearts: B-Sides 1988-1989 - LP clear (Demon)
Madness - Work, Rest, and Play - 2x7” (Union Square/BMG)
Magic in Threes - Stay in Your Lane - 7” (King Underground)
Magnetic System - Godzilla/Escape - 7” (AMS)
Magnum - Fully Loaded - LP (Phoenix)
Manic Street Preachers - Done & Dusted - 12” (CMG/Legacy)
Mansun - The Dead Flowers Reject - LP (Kscope)
The Mar-Keys - Last Night EP - 10” EP (Vinyl Revival)
Bob Marley - Redemption Song - 12” clear vinyl (UMe)
Nick Mason - See Emily Play/Vegetable Man - 12” (Legacy)
Sammy Massamba - 1990: Beni Soit Ton Nom - LP (SM Productions)
John Massoni & Sonic Boom - The Sundowner Sessions - LP (Space Age Recordings)
Paul McCartney - McCartney: 50th Anniversary Edition - LP (180g, half-speed mastered) (UMe/Capitol)
Tommy McGee - Now That I Have You - 12” (TMG Records)
Declan McKenna - Beautiful Faces/The Key to Life on Earth - 7” (Columbia)
Meat Loaf - Bat Out of Hell II: Back Into Hell - 2LP picture disc (UMe/Virgin EMI)
The Meat Puppets - The Meat Puppets - 10” (Megaforce)
Mellow Candle - Swaddling Songs (Universal)
Melt Yourself Down - Born in the ManoIt Is What It Is (IDLES Remix) - 7” (Decca)
Membranes - Kiss Ass Godhead - LP pink (Glass Modern)
Menswear - Nuisance: 25th Anniversary Edition - LP (Demon)
The Menzingers - Chamberlain Waits - LP color vinyl (Red Scare Industries)
Metal Mirror - English Booze/Rock ‘n’ Roll Ain’t Never Gonna Leave You - 7” (On the Dole Records)
The Meteors - Teenage Heart - LP color vinyl (Music On Vinyl)
Metronomy - Metronomy Forever Remixes - 12” (Because Music)
Metronomy & Clara Luciani - La Baie/La Grenade - 7” (Because Music)
Mew - And the Glass Handed Kites: 15th Anniversary Edition - 2LP (Music On Vinyl)
Mickey and The Soul Generation - Iron Leg/Chocolate - 7” (GCP)
Mickey and The Soul Generation - How Good is Good/Get Down Brother - 7” (Mr. G)
Mickey and Them - U.F.O./Hey, Brother Man (GCP)
Midland - Live at the Palomino - LP (Big Machine)
Charles Mingus - Mingus Ah Um Redux - 2LP (Get On Down)
Thelonious Monk - Palais Des Beaux-Arts (Tidal Waves Music)
Moonchild - The Truth/Run Away - 7” red/blue splatter (Tru Thoughts)
Moonspell - Memorial (red vinyl) (Rastilho Records)
Bobby Moore/Sweet Music - (Call Me Your) Anything/I Get Lifted - LP (Soul Brother Records)
Christy Moore - Prosperous - LP (Tara Music)
Kip Moore - Slowheart/Underground - LP + 10” (Snakefarm Records)
Kevin Morby - Oh Mon Dieu:1 Live a Paris - 2LP (Dead Oceans)
Giorgio Moroder ft. Kylie Minogue - Right Here Right Now remixes - 12” grey (Good For You Records)
Morrissey - Honey, You Know Where To Find Me/Fantastic Bird/You Should Have Been Nice to Me - 12" picture disc (BMG)
Chuck Mosley - First Hellos and Last Goodbyes - LP (blocGLOBAL)
Motorhead - Ace of Spades/Dirty Love - 7" shaped picture disc (Warner)
Mott the Hoople - Golden Age of Rock n Roll (blue vinyl) (Madfish)
Bob Mould - Circle Of Friends - 2LP clear vinyl) (Demon)
Mouth Congress - Ahhh The Pollution - 7” (Captured Tracks)
Mungo’s Hi Fi ft. Marina P, Dennis Alcapone & Tippa Irie - The Beat Goes SKA! - 7” (Scotch Bonnet Records)
The Murder Capital - Love, Love, Love/On Twisted Ground - 12” (Human Season Records)
Roisin Murphy - Incapable - 12” picture disc (Skint)
Mush - Great Artisanal Formats - 7” (Memphis Industries)
My Chemical Romance - Life on the Murder Scene - 12” (Reprise)
My Life Story - The Rose The Sea - 12” (Exilophone Records)
Nahko and Medicine for the People - Take Your Power Back (Live) - 10” (Side One Dummy Records)
Qasim Naqvi - Beta - LP (Erased Tapes
Nas - God’s Son - 2LP color vinyl (Get On Down)
Milton Nascimento - Ultimo Trem - 2LP red (Far Out Recordings
Nazareth - Love Hurts/This Flight Tonight - 10” (Salvo)
Fred Neil - 38 MacDougal - LP green (Delmore)
The New Clarence Reid - Cadillac Annie/Tired Blood - 7” (Phil-LA of Soul)
New Order - Peel Sessions - 12” (Rhino)
Nihilist - Carnal Leftovers (white vinyl) (Black Lodge)
Nite People - P.M. - LP (Trading Places)
North Sea Radio Orchestra - I A Moon - LP (The Household Mark)
Notorious BIG - It Was All A Dream - 9LP box (Rhino)
Gary Numan with Skaparis Orchestra - When the Sky Came Down Live - 3LP (BMG)
The Obsessed - Incarnate (Ultimate Edition) - LP gatefold or CD (Blues Funeral)
Ocean Colour Scene - One from the Modern - 2LP (UMC/Island)
Oh-Ok - The Complete Reissue - LP (white vinyl) (Hhbtm Records)
OHL - Oktoberrevolution (Power It Up)
Ol’ Dirty Bastard - Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version - 9x7” (Rhino/Elektra)
Operation Ivy - Energy - LP (Epitaph)
OST - A Haunting Strip of Marshland: OST for Ness (Drew Mulholland) (Castles In Space)
OST - Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me - LP (Maverick)
OST - Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery - 2LP (Disney)
OST - Austin Powers In Goldmember - 2LP (Maverick)
OST - Black Mirror: Smithereens (Ryuichi Sakamoto) - LP (Music On Vinyl)
OST - C.H.U.D. II: Bud the C.H.U.D. - LP (Terror Vision)
OST - The Cinematic Orchestra/London Met Orchestra - The Crimson Wing: Mystery of the Flamingoes - 2LP pink (Disney)
OST - Henri Crolla & Andre Hodeir - Jazz on Film… - LP (Moochin’ About)
OST- Dennis Hopper’s The Last Movie - LP (Earth Recordings)
OST - Doctor Who - Massacre - 2LP “Parisian Blaze Orange” (Demon)
OST - Dracula/The Curse of Frankenstein (James Bernard) - 2LP
OST - Fistful of Dollars (Ennio Morricone) - 10” (BTF)
OST - For a Few Dollars More (Ennio Morricone) - 10” (AMS)
OST - Francis Lai - Made in France - LP (PlayTime)
OST - Fuktronic (Jimmy Urine and Serj Tankian) - LP (Music On Vinyl)
OST - The Godfather (Nino Rota) - 7” white (Silva Screen)
OST - The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly (Ennio Morricone) - LP (AMS)
OST - Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: The Original (Demon Records UK)
OST - La Planete Sauvage (Alain Goraguer 1973) - LP yellow (Superior Viaduct)
OST - The Last Porno Show - LP (Country Club)
OST - Last Tango in Paris (Gato Barbieri) - LP rose (AMS)
OST - Metroland (Mark Knopfler) - LP (UMC-Mercury)
OST - Monty Python and the Holy Grail - LP picture disc (UMC/Virgin EMI)
OST - The Musical Anthology of His Dark Materials (Lorne Balfe) - 2LP (Silva Screen)
OST - Once Upon a Time in the West (Ennio Morricone) - LP (BTF)
OST - Paw Patrol - 7” EP dog bone white (Enjoy the Ride)
OST - Peur Sur la Ville (Ennio Morricone 1975) - 2LP (WeWantSounds/Modulor)
OST - Phenomenon - 2LP (Warner)
Piero Piccioni, Armando Trovaioli, Carlo Rustichelli, Nino Rota - Jazz On Film… - 2LP (Moochin’ About)
OST - Serpico (Mikis Theodorakis 1973) (WeWantSounds/Modulor)
OST - Shaft in Africa (Johnny Pate) - 2x7” (Dynamite Cuts)
OST - Synecdoche New York (Jon Brion) - LP (Fire Soundtracks)
OST - Terrahawks - LP (Gerry Anderson)
OST - The Truth and the Light: Music from The X Files - 12” glow-in-the-dark green (Warner)
OST - The Turning: Kate’s Diary (Music On Vinyl)
OST - The Virgin Suicides - LP (Rhino/Ryko)
The Pale Fountains - Longshot for Your Love - LP (Marina)
Pale Saints - Mrs. Dolphin - LP (4AD)
Parabellum - Post Mortem Live - 2LP red and black splatter vinyl (LMLR)
Paradise Lost - Live at Rockpalast - 2LP (Music On Vinyl)
Paranoid London - Paranoid London - LP (Paranoid London)
Bobby Parker - Soul of the Blues - LP (Rhythm and Blues)
Robert Parker - I Caught You in a Lie - 7” (Nola)
The Pastels - Advice to the Graduate/Ship to Shore - 7” (Domino)
Pennywise - The Fuse - LP orange and black (Epitaph)
Carl Perkins - Live In Paris - LP blue (LMLR)
Lee Perry and Black Ark Players - Guidance - 12” (VP Records)
Lee “Scratch” Perry and the Upsetters - Super Ape Variant - LP color vinyl (Get On Down)
Lee “Scratch” Perry & Daniel Boyle ft. Max Romeo - Horror Zone - 12” (Upsetter)
Pigbag - Dr. Heckle and Mr. Jive - 2LP (Call of the Void)
The Pineapple Thief - Uncovering the Tracks - LP (Kscope)
Pink Floyd - Arnold Layne (Live at Syd Barrett Tribute, 2007) - 7”/etching (Parlophone/Legacy)
Pinkfong - Baby Shark - 7” EP (SmartStudyCo)
Pluto - Journey’s End - LP (Morgan Blue Town)
The Pogues - At the BBC 1984 - LP (Rhino)
Marvin Pontiac (John Lurie) - The Asylum Tapes - LP (Northern Spy)
Iggy Pop - Kiss My Blood - 3LP/DVD/poster - (LMLR)
Iggy Pop and the Stooges - Russian Melodia - 7” (replica of French bootleg) (Revenge Records)
Natalie Prass - Natalie Prass - LP + 7” (Spacebomb)
Predatur - Seen You Here - 7” (On the Dale Records)
Elvis Presley - The Rock & Roll Collection - 5xEP (LMLR) [unofficial]
Elvis Presley - Elvis Prohibited - 2LP (LMLR) [unofficial]
Pretenders - Live! At the Paradise Theater, Boston 1980 - LP (Warner)
Primal Scream - Loaded: 30th Anniversary Editin - 12” (CMG/Legacy)
Prince Fatty - The Model ft. Shniece Mcmenanin & Horseman - 7” (Evergreen Recordings)
Ian Prowse - The People Not The Crown - 10” (Kitchen Disco Records)
Prince - Sign O' The Times - 2LP (Warner)
Tito Puente - Dance Mania Volumes 1 and 2 - 2LP (Poppydisc)
Asha Puthli - Asha Puthli - LP (Mr. Bongo)
Sir Joe Quarterman & Free Soul - Sir Joe Quarterman & Free Soul (Mr. Bongo)
Quicksilver Messenger Service - Happy Trails - LP yellow (LMLCulture Factory)
The RAH Band - Producers Choice - 2LP (Atjazz)
Raised Fist - Sound of the Republic - LP (Burning Heart Records)
Ramones - It’s Alive II - 2LP (Rhino)
Rare Pleasure - Let Me Down Easy - 7” (South Street Disco)
Raw Material - Raw Material - 2LP (Sunbeam)
Roy Redmond - Ain’t That Terrible/A Change is Gonna Come - 7” (Harlem Shake)
Lou Reed/John Cale - Songs for Drella: 30th Anniversary Edition - 2LP/etching (Rhino/Warner)
Winston Reedy and the Inn House Crew - Black Pearl - LP (Room in the Sky)
The Replacements - The Complete Incarcerated Live - 3LP (Rhino)
The Residents - Icky Flix - 2LP orange and yellow (New Ralph)
Gruff Rhys - (Don’t) Welcome The Plague As a Blessing - LP (Rough Trade Records)
Keith Richards - Hate It When You Leave/Key to the Highway - 7” (BMG/Mindless)
Minnie Riperton - Les FleuOh By the Way - 7” (Selector Series)
Robyn - Robyn - 2LP (UMC/Island)
Pete Rock - Petestrumentals 3 - 2LP color vinyl (Tru Soul Records)
The Rolling Stones - Metamorphosis - LP (UMC/ABKCO)
Tal Ross - Giant Shirley - 2LP (Tidal Waves Music)
Keith Rowe & Mark Wastell - Live at I-and-E (cover art by David Sylvian) - LP white (Confront Recordings)
Roxy Music - Roxy Music: Steven Wilson Stereo Mix - 2LP (UMC/Virgin EMI)
Freya Roy - Ahlke - LP (Vinyl Hunter Records)
Gene Russell - New Direction (transparent clear with heavy black swirl vinyl) (with insert) (Real Gone Music)
Sasha - Scene Delete: The Remixes - 2LP (Night Time Stories)
Sea Girls - Call Me Out - 12” (Polydor)
Shakespeares Sister - #3 - 2LP (Do Yourself In)
Shakespeares Sister - You’re History - 12” (London Records)
Anoushka Shankar - Love Letters
Ravi Shankar with George Harrison - Chants of India - 2LP red (BMG)
Sandie Shaw - Reviewing the Situation - 2LP (UMC/Virgin EMI)
Don Shinn - Departures - LP (Sunbeam)
Don Shinn - Temples with Prophets - LP (Sunbeam)
Situation ft. Andre Espeut - Beyond Compare Laroye Remixes - 7” (Situationism)
Edith Sitwell/William Walton - Facade - 10” (Moochin’ About)
Skatt Bros. - Walk the Night - 12” (Spaziale)
Skid Row - Slave to the Grind - 2LP red (Rhino)
Skye - Keeping Secrets - LP white (Skye)
Skyzoo & Pete Rock - Retropolitan Instrumentals - LP orange splatter (Mello Music Group)
Slint - Breadcrumb Trail/Good Morning Captain - 12” (Touch & Go)
Slowdive - Slowdive - 12” (Music On Vinyl)
Sam Smith - I Feel Love - 12” (Capitol)
Chris Smither - More from the Levee - LP (Signature Sounds)
Snapped Ankles - 21 Metres to Hebden Bridge - LP (The Leaf Label)
So Solid Crew - 21 Seconds EP - 12” EP (UMe/Craft Recordings)
The Soft Boys - I Wanna Destroy You/Near the Soft Boys - 2x7” (Yep Rock Records)
Soft Cell - Mutant Moments EP - 10” (Big Frock)
SOHN - SOHN Live with the Metropole Orkest - 2LP (4AD)
Soul Asylum - Hurry Up and Wait (exclusive 2LP+7") (Blue Elan)
Spacehog - Resident Alien (2LP) (cream with pink splatter "British passport" vinyl) (Real Gone Music)
Spacemen 3 - Threebie 3 - LP (Space Age Recordings)
Richard Spaven - Spaven’s 5ive - LP (Jazz Refreshed)
Britney Spears - Oops! I Did It Again Expanded - LP (Legacy/CMG)
The Specials - Dubs - 10” (Two Tone)
Spectrum - Forever Alien - 2LP (Space Age Recordings)
Devon Sproule - The Pink Noise - 12” (Tin Angel Records)
Stalawa ft. Junior Demus - Trad On - 7” (Foreign Mind)
Marker Starling/Ha Ha Collective - Slick Rock - 7” (Tin Angel Records)
Status Quo - Ma Kelly's Greasy Spoon - LP yellow and white “fried egg” (WarneSanctuary)
Cat Stevens - But I Might Die Tonight/alternate version - 7” blue (UMe/Island)
Storm Gordon - Diamond in the Heart - 12” EP (Wanderlust Productions)
Jackie Stoudemire/Al Stewart - Dancing - 12” (TAP Records)
Suede - See You in the Next Life - LP (Demon)
Sugarhill Gang - Sugarhill Gang - LP (Music On Vinyl)
Sumy - Funkin’ in Your Mind Parts 1 and 2 - 12” (Music On Vinyl)
Sun Ra - Egypt ‘71 - 5LP (Strut)
Supergrass - Caught By the Fuzz - 10” EP (Echo)
Surfer Blood - Astro Coast: 10 Years Anniversary - 2LP (Kanine Records)
Neil Swainson Quintet - 49th Parallel - LP (Reel to Real)
The Sweet Inspirations - The Sweet Inspirations - LP gold (Reel Music)
Gabor Szabo - Dreams w/ bonus tracks (gatefold) (Ebalunga!!! Records) (4/17 release date)
T La Rock & Jazzy J - It’s Yours - 7” (Partytime)
Jacqueline Taieb - Lolita Chick ‘68 - LP (Mad French)
Tailenders - #tailendersoftheworlduniteandtakeover - 7” (Bit Spicy That)
Tangerine Dream - Phaedra: 2019 Edition w/ bonus tracks - 2LP (UMC/Virgin EMI)
Tangerine Dream - Tyger (clear blue vinyl) (LMLR)
Willie Tee - Teasing You Again/Your Love, My Love Together - 7” (Gatur)
Tegan and Sara - Tonight We’re in the Dark Seeing Colors - LP violet and black splatter (Warner)
The Telescopes - Altered Perception - 2LP (Space Age Recordings)
Television Personalities - Some Kind of Happiness: Singles 1995-1999 - 2LP (Fire Records)
Tennis System - Fear of Knowing - LP (Graveface)
The Teskey Brothers - Live at the Forum - LP (Classics & Jazz UK)
That Will Be Lunch - Play That Funky Music White Boy
The The - I WANT 2 B U - 7” (Cineola)
Thin Lizzy - Chinatown - 2LP (Mercury/UMC)
Throwing Muses - Purgatory/Paradise - 2LP (Fire Records)
Johnny Thunders and Wayne Kramer - Gang War (2LP) (Jungle/Skydog)
Timeless Legend - Synchronized - LP (Expansion Records)
TLC - Waterfalls/Creep - 12” (CMG/Legacy)
Tom Tom Club - Genius of Live - LP (Nacional Records)
Peter Tosh - Buk-In-Hamm Palace - 12” (Spaziale Recordings)
Toto - Live in Tokyo 1982 - LP (CMG/Legacy)
Touchdown - Ease Your Mind/Aquadance - 12” (Record Shack)
Tyler The Creator - Cherry Bomb - 2LP red (Legacy)
Tyler The Creator - Cherry Bomb Instrumentals - 2LP pink (Legacy)
Tyrannosaurus Rex - Unicorn - LP color (UMC/Polydor)
U2 - 11 O’Clock Tick Tock - 12” (UMC)
UFO - Live in Youngstown '78 - 2LP (Chrysalis)
Ultravox - Sleepwalk: 2020 Stereo Mix - 12” (Chrysalis)
Underground Solution - Luv Dancin: 30th Anniversary - 12” (Strictly Rhythm)
Unrighteous Brothers - Unchained Melody/You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling
Marcus Upbeat/Laurel Aitken - Blue Beat is Back in Town/Boogie Rock - 7” (Blue Beat)
The Valentines - 1967-1970 - LP (Demon)
V/A - BBC Radiophonic Workshop: Four Albums 1968-1978 - 6CD (Silva Screen)
V/A - The Beat Scene - 2LP (Universal)
V/A - Behind the Dykes: Beat, Blues and Psychedelic Nuggets from the Lowlands - 2LP (Music On Vinyl)
V/A - The Blues Scene - 2LP (Universal)
V/A - Brazil 45s Box Set - 5x7” (Mr. Bongo)
V/A - Brazil Funk Power: Brazilian Funk and Samba Soul - 10x7” box (Soul Jazz Records)
V/A - Champion Classics - 12” box (Champion Records)
V/A - Cleveland Confidential - LP (Superior Viaduct)
V/A - Dance Craze - LP (Two Tone)
V/A - Detroit A-Go-Go - 10” (Detroit A-Go-Go)
V/A - Detroit Punk Archive Presents The End of the Night: 1976-1983 - 2LP (Hold Fast)
V/A - Doo Wop (Le Chante Du Monde)
V/A - Flow - LP (Mercury KX)
V/A - The Girls Scene - 2LP (Universal)
V/A - Hi Tide Groove - LP (Fat Possum)
V/A - Hillbillies in Hell Volume X - LP (Iron Mountain Analogue Research)
V/A - Jet Star Meets Hospital - LP (Hospital Records)
V/A - Kiss Kiss Bang Bang - 2x7” (Where Its At Is Where You Are)
V/A - The Ladies if Too a Slow to Disco Vol. 2 - 2LP (How Do You Are?)
V/A - The Land Of Sensations & Delights: The Pop-Psych Sounds of White Whale Records, 1965-1970 - 2LP or CD (Varese Sarabande/Craft Recordings)
V/A - Late Night Tales - new compilation
V/A - A Mickey Dread Production - 10” red, green and gold (Music On Vinyl)
V/A - The Mood Scene Vol. 2 - 2LP (Universal)
V/A - Music for Dreams: Summer Sessions 2020 - LP (Music for Dreams)
V/A - Nativity in Black: A Tribute to Black Sabbath (2LP) (gatefold) (transparent clear with heavy black swirl vinyl) (Real Gone Music)
V/A - Pin-Up Girls - LP (Vinyl Passion)
V/A - Psyché France, Vol. 6 - LP (Warner Music France Back Catalogue)
V/A - Pyramid Pieces 1 - LP (The Roundtable)
V/A - The Rock and Roll Scene - 2LP (Universal)
V/A - The Ska from Jamaica - LP (Trojan)
V/A - Studio One 007: License to Ska - James Bond and Other Film & TV Soundtracks (Soul Jazz Records)
V/A - Studio One - Studio First: From the Vaults, Vol. 2 - LP or CD (Studio One)
V/A - Studio One Rockers (green vinyl) (Soul Jazz Records)
V/A - Sun Records 2020 Compilation (placeholder name)
V/A - Sweet Relief: A Benefit for Victoria Williams - LP (Legacy/CMG)
V/A - Troubled Troubadours - LP color vinyl (Iron Mountain Analogue Research)
V/A - Wick Records Battle of the Bands Vol. 1 - LP (Wick Records)
V/A - You Flexi Thing, Vol. 6 - 7” (REPEA*T)
V/A - You Gotta Have Soul: Raw Sonoran R&B and Funk (1957-1971) - LP (Zia Records)
The Vaselines/Pooh Sticks - Split 7”: Dying for It - 7” (Glass Modern)
Steve Maxwell Von Braund - The Return to Monster Planet - LP (The Roundtable)
The Wake - Here Comes Everybody - LP + 7” (Factory Benelux)
Warmduscher - European Cowboy - 12” (The Leaf Label)
Warsaw Pakt - Needle Time - LP + 7” (Munster)
Roger Waters and guests - The Wall: Live in Berlin - 2LP cleat (UMC/Virgin EMI)
Geraint Watkins - Geraint Watkins & The Domniators - 2LP (Jungle)
Ben Watt w/ Robert Wyatt - Summer Into Winter - 12” EP (Cherry Red)
Mike Watt + The Secondmen - In Quintessence/instrumental (Yep Roc Records)
Norman Watt-Roy - Faith & Grace - LP red (Cadiz Music)
We Are Scientists - With Love and Squalor: Live in Woodstock 1969 - LP tri-color (100%)
The Wedding Present - Shaun Keaveny Session - 7” color vinyl (Hatch)
Whiskey Myers - Early Morning Shakes - 2LP (Snakefarm Records)
Whiskey Myers - Firewater - 2LP (Snakefarm Records)
Tony Joe White - The Beginning - LP white (New West Records)
The Who - Odds and Sods: Expanded - 2LP (UMC/Polydor)
The Who - A Quick Live One: Captured Live at the Monterey International Pop Festival - LP red, white, blue striped (The Monterey International Pop Foundation)
Widespread Panic - Sunday Show (Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY 3/24/19) (configuration TBA)
Ginger Wildheart - Excess GASS - LP (Round Records)
Hank Williams and His Drifting Cowboys w/ Miss Audrey - 1951 March of Dimes - LP red (BMG)
Jack Wilson Quartet ft. Roy Ayers - Call Me: Jazz From the Penthouse - 2LP (Century 67)
Steven Wilson - two reissues TBA
Wire - 10:20:00 - LP (Pink Flag)
Wishbone Ash - Live Dates II - LP yellow/clear blue (LMLCulture Factory)
Jah Wobble - A Very British Coup - 12” (Youth Sounds)
The Wolfgang Press - Unremembered, Remembered: Expanded - LP (4AD)
Wonk Unit - Sniffer Time/Bloodlust - 7” purple (PlastereCadiz Music)
Ronnie Wood and Keith Richards - The First Barbarians: Live From Kilburn - 3LP (Wooden Records)
Wu-Tang - An American Saga (Ltd)
Xterminator - Earth Feel It - 7x7” (Xterminator)
Yardbirds - Roger The Engineer: Expanded w/ 1966 recordings - 2LP color vinyl (Demon)
Neil Young - Homegrown - LP (Reprise)
Youth & Nik Turner - Interstellar Energy - LP blue (Youth Sounds/Cadiz Music)
Youth & The Slaves of Venus - Wooden Floor - 7” (Youth Sounds/Cadiz Music)
Frank Zappa - You Can’t Do That On Stage Anymore - 2LP (UMe)
Malena Zavala - La yarara - LP (Yucatan)
The Zoo - Presents Chocolate Moose - LP (Reel Music)
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First Place
languages in a nutshell
posted by BeyondFootball on /memes
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Second Place
The Union Jack being removed from the EU Council Building in Brussels.
posted by MisterT12 on /gifs
Click here to view the post. ● 117,091 Upvotes ● Posted: 01/02/2020 at 07:20:15 UTC
Third Place
The amazing level of detail in this painting
posted by t-h-a-t-o-n-e-8-6 on /nextfuckinglevel
Click here to view the post. ● 89,801 Upvotes ● Posted: 01/02/2020 at 02:36:18 UTC
Fourth Place
A fight between two mice in the London underground tunnel ... The photo is a candidate for the Natural History Photography Award.
posted by tenebrins on /pics
Click here to view the post. ● 87,899 Upvotes ● Posted: 01/02/2020 at 10:33:52 UTC
Fifth Place
Did I ask you to stop ?
posted by iamnobodyelsel on /aww
Click here to view the post. ● 85,105 Upvotes ● Posted: 01/02/2020 at 12:10:47 UTC

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First Place
Soooo someone has to shift all those slightly to left
posted by Enguzelharf on /gifs
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Second Place
I can FEEL how tense they are. Its that walk you do when no one is around, just a single camera on you. Your arms don't swing right, your feet won't hit the ground right, everything is just a little off.
posted by dano5478 on /gifs
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Third Place
And the empty flag post keep standing there?
posted by wrdlbrimpft on /gifs
Click here to view the post. ● 8,303 Upvotes ● Posted: 01/02/2020 at 08:38:26 UTC
Fourth Place
When you convince your boss that it’s a two man job...
posted by kev_bhsm on /gifs
Click here to view the post. ● 7,142 Upvotes ● Posted: 01/02/2020 at 10:22:48 UTC
Fifth Place
Chinese Writing: Were talking about THIS ` Chinese Speaking: Squidward playing the clarinet`
posted by beetrootfoot on /memes
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Regret coming back in
posted by lostofficer on /USMC
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Second Place
Grandma quilted her whole life, seemed appropriate to celebrate her passing with her work.
posted by gingerlov3n on /pics
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Third Place
CoronaVirus - FAQ, misconceptions, information, from a statistical perspective
posted by annoy-nymous on /China_Flu
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TIFU by letting go
posted by DeneldTremp on /tifu
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You fell for it fool!
posted by spectra2000_ on /YouFellForItFool
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I should preface this by stating that I grew up in a working class, former mining town far from London, and I am of an immigrant background (Estonian by ethnicity, which was not a member of the EU when my family moved here before I was born). `Firstly, one of the main points that people like to throw around when it comes to the Brexit debate is immigration, so let's start with that.` Immigration, especially in terms of the quotas the EU was trying to impose on us, simply weren't practical for the ordinary people of the UK. Britain is a densely populated island. We are in the midst of a housing crisis and our NHS is on the brink of collapse. We are struggling to cope with our population as it stands, and importing hundreds of thousands of people per year who statistically are more likely to have more children is going to cause further pressures down the line. `The immigration argument is usually mobilised by remainers to try and paint Brexiteers as \"racist\" (or a similar word), when the way that businessmen make use of the high rates of immigration is actually pretty exploitative all things considered. Foreign workers are more likely to work for cheaper pay, which means that businessmen employed them in their thousands in order to be able to get away with underpaying workers for cheap labour. Native workers just couldn't keep up with that and lost a lot of work. This is where the whole \"immigrants taking our jobs\" thing comes from. Whilst many remainers like to mock this, it's actually a huge problem which affects not only the now underpaid foreign workers, but working class labourers too, who are now expected to accept lower pay for their work. At the end of it all, the main beneficiary of the immigration policy is businessmen who exploit foreign workers to increase their own profits. ` Another problem with the EU is that, as a globalist organisation working on a huge, international scale, it is necessary for the EU to centralise where it can to save time and prevent dithering. That's understandable. What that did mean for the UK is that London became even more of the UK's economic centre than it was before, and meant that a larger proportion of capital flowed towards London. This of course benefited London and the South East (and is probably why London and SE voted to remain). However, it meant that less investment went to smaller towns whose industries were now being forgotten for cheaper industrial prices abroad (which is again facilitated by EU policy). Industries shut down, and people lost jobs. However, because the money that Britain was gaining from the EU was mostly going to London (as I will say once again, London mostly does benefit from the EU, hence why they voted to stay), we didn't get funding to create new jobs here, and our schools were (and still are) disgustingly underfunded. One of the nearest schools to where I lived has only 1% of students achieving the EBacc (which means you pass a certain amount of core academic subjects, it's not considered difficult usually), and the wider picture is not pretty either. Likewise, our local hospitals are constantly running out of beds to treat patients in, and again, we do not receive the funding to fix that. Meanwhile, because London got plenty of money from the EU, they were able to maintain their high speed railways and vanity projects. This was a bit of a kick in the teeth for working class towns and in my opinion definitely caused resentment. ` There is a LOT more to it, but ultimately something that I don't see a lot in the Brexit debate is the idea that some areas benefit more than others. Did London benefit? On the whole, yes. But whether or not the forgotten working class towns in the North and Midlands did is an entirely different story. I'm not exactly a huge fan of socialism myself, but even I think that the EU's use of capitalism genuinely does harm the working class here, whether or not groups who profess to be in the working class' interests want to admit it.`
posted by Gegesena on /AskReddit
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Second Place
Synopsis: `* There is huge inequality in the EU. Bulgaria uses horse drawn carts. Poland has abysmally low wages. This goes on. British companies *love* this. Instead of having mechanised farms for instance, where soft fruits are picked by machinery, there is a plethora of cheap labour to do this. ` `* The knock on impact that refusing to innovate and embrace technology has is astounding. Suddenly you don't need engineers, service center with skills mechanics. Education becomes devalued. ` * The UK government, any not just the Tories, has systematically ignored this. If you talked about this under Blair and Brown you were labelled a racist. `* The governments have done nothing to control the abuse of cheap labour until the Brexit vote. So the choice was made for them. ` * Next, Europe is great for lots of things but the UK doesn't fit in. It never has. The CAP is a policy designed to keep French farmers in business and economically conquer Africa by ditching products, like powdered milk, at below cost prices. The policy never made any sense for the UK (due to being an island), hence the rebate. `* The EU has flawed with the implementation of a worrying amount of legislation.` `It took the EU until August 2017, after the Brexit vote, to make it illegal to hire people in places like Poland and Bulgaria then send them to work in places like France, Germany and the UK at far below minimum wage on those countries. However it was legal as it was only \"short term temporary relocation\". ` * As an expansion here, it's legal for companies to label a product as have specific %ages of ingredients and then \"tailor\" it for the local market. Birdseye, and every other manufacturer, has different fish/meat content of prepared food for markets like Germany Vs Czechia and Bulgaria. Ever wondered how Dove soap can be so much cheaper across the EU? It's marketed as through its make for France, Germany and the UK and made as though it's for Romania. * Then there's the hilariousness of being unable to eject a member. Luxemburg steals about €4k of ~~tax~~ **taxable** {my bad, on a mobile} revenue *per EU citizen* a year. A country of < 500k people, including foreign workers. They have a huge history of blocking change, with even Juncker himself blocking legislation. The concept of the EU is great. The current implementation is absolutely awful. Leaving is stupid. Staying without serious reform is also equally stupid. And the latter is not an option as the club has grown too big too quickly. `To be 100% clear, Farage and co are shit mongering thundercunts. They have only polarised and divided people on what is an incredibly complex topic. ` ` ` `Edits: formatting` Edit 2: Yes I have not answered the question about how it will benefit, because right now no one can answer that question. Anyone who tries is a liar. No concrete legislation has passed that can allow you to forsee. Everything now ranges between \"bad\" and \"rather bad\". Check back in 10 months. `Edit 3:` `For those asking about Luxemburg, [here](https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=http://www.europarl.europa.eu/cmsdata/155724/EPRS_STUD_627129_Shell%2520companies%2520in%2520the%2520EU.pdf&ved=2ahUKEwjVhO6E7rDnAhV7AmMBHXRZDl4QFjACegQIBxAC&usg=AOvVaw28D3p7oWSi8jqxL86Gc7ns&cshid=1580578759894]) is an EU parliament paper about how special purpose vehicles are used for foreign direct investment. This is how companies like Amazon avoid tax.` ` All this Brexit stuff is academic anyway if we don't fight climate change, so use Ecosia and pay to plant trees to fight climate change.`
posted by AsleepNinja on /AskReddit
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Third Place
As someone who works in a highly regulated area and sometimes in the UK, I can tell you the UK has plenty of it's own fairly complex legislation on health and safety, environmental impact, noise, watercourses, wildlife, carbon emissions, licencing, planning permission, etc. without any help from the EU. `The vast majority of those rules are UK internal regulations, put in place by UK governments. None of them will change tomorrow, because as a highly populated and developed Western country the UK will want almost those exact same things e.g. an internationally endangered species being impacted by development needs to be protected, and at the cost of the developer. ` RAMSAR site designations are nothing to do with the EU for example - they are an international treaty of 171 nations (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramsar_Convention) created in 1971 - the UK joined the EU in 1973. `SSSIs were originally set up by the National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act 1949 - 1949 being well before the EU was created in 1957 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Site_of_Special_Scientific_Interest). ` The H&S rules of the UK were first implemented in March 1974, under the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Health_and_Safety_at_Work_etc._Act_1974). While that was 1 year after the UK joined the EU, the history had absolutely nothing to do with the EU:- `*Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity Barbara Castle introduced an Employed Persons (Health and Safety) Bill in 1970 but the debate around the Bill soon generated a belief that it did not address fundamental issues of workplace safety. In the same year, the Occupational Safety and Health Act was passed into United States federal law. As a result, a committee of inquiry chaired by Lord Robens was established towards the end of Harold Wilson's first government.* ` You made a point about the EU being broadbrush, but you can take that to any level - Westminster regulates the entire country, regardless of whether rural Wales or Pall Mall. Try telling a Scottish Highlander he can't do something on his croft because Westminster said so - same reaction as yours. `In your case the fault surely lay with the Australian company who wrongly challenged the contract award? Their challenge to the award blocked those payments, not the EU or the UK government, who had to follow procedure and suspend - what else would you expect them to do? Of course you were a victim of circumstances, but to blame the EU for that is absurd. In the end the awards were deemed to be correct, and the Australians wrong, so why do you blame those found to be correct?` Finally let me add this thought. The UK was the second largest player in the EU. It had a seat at all the major tables because of WW1 and WW2 history, nuclear weapons, and its inherent economic power. It was not a supplicant - rather, **it had a strong hand in guiding and setting up the EU rules since 1973.** So to suggest that the UK was somehow having rules imposed upon it from some outside force is about 180 degrees from the truth; the UK was at the very heart of EU rulemaking processes. And even better, the UK negotiated all kinds of special deals and exclusions, had some veto power, and used the results of the World Wars to ensure Germany paid guilty back door reparations via dis-proportionate EU contributions for decades. You **were** the EU, and you had a really sweet deal.
posted by oceanicplatform on /AskReddit
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Fourth Place
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/r4quim1mttmnh18/20022.jpg?dl=0
posted by rombouts on /estoration
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Fifth Place
If a law passes that allows a pharmacy to operate while the pharmacist is washing cars in the parking lot, CVS isn’t going to give you more hours. They’re going to give you a bucket, sponge and quota.
posted by zelman on /pharmacy
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2019.12.19 22:49 weightsfreight 26 [M4F] - UK - Waiting on my Christmas Spirit of Yet to Come to tell me all this patience is worth it!

Hi guys,
Instead of the Christmas spirits of past, present and yet to come, I'm getting ghosted by people constantly on dating apps, not exactly as enlightening. But I've got the mentality that you only need to succeed once, and I want everyone else who's struggling with dating to remember that!
So first and foremost, here I am
So about me,
Basics
Hobbies
TL;DR: Anything active really, but appreciates film nights and occasional gaming
So, why should you consider dating me?
Well, despite being cautious when first meeting someone, I'm very caring, but to the point of "wearing my heart on my sleeve" as one of my friends told me, interpret that how you will, but I try to come across as understanding and ready to settle down for something a bit more serious. I'm very spontaneous, as in I will decide that I want to go on holiday and book it in the next few days, or randomly go on a day trip somewhere. I'm not afraid to push myself out my shell, I think it's the best way to self-improve. I'm a 4/10 when it comes to dancing drunk, don't worry, here's a clip (waistcoat guy, a few years ago, as you can see, I'm pretty entertainingly bad) so I'll instantly make you look like a ballroom dancer in comparison. I like a night out here and there, and I love deep conversations which can be about anything meaningful. I also love cracking jokes depending on the situation, so once I'm comfortable, I'll be trying to make you laugh as much as possible!
I'm also fantastic at embarrassing myself, as an example, I was in Greece on holiday, they had a zorb ball in the pool, with people flailing about trying to stand up and run around in it, I had to have a go. I finally get my turn, and start running like a hamster high on speed, "this is great!" is what I thought, slowly drifting to the middle of the pool. That was until my swimming trunks literally tore open like a packet of crisps and fell down in an instant. I flashed the entire resort, parents running to cover their screaming kids eyes, middle aged men pointing and laughing to the point of choking. Here I was, falling over constantly in this zorb ball trying to pull them up, must've been a sight, a man in his early 20s, flung around naked in a zorb ball in a pool like a beached fish. it must've taken 10 seconds to get them sort of tied on again but dear god it felt like a lifetime. "Don't worry mate, it happens to the best of us" the tour guide told me, with a smirk on his face. Nah, there's no clip of that one, thankfully. Well I got off topic, I should never become a writer.
What am I looking for?
I'm looking for someone with a similar mindset, someone who associates with some of my hobbies and passions, and above all, is potentially looking for something serious (however I'm not going to jump straight into it, it'll take a few weeks to get to know you first). I'm not looking to be a back street organ donor, so keep that funky smelling handkerchief and rusty scalpel away from me.
If you've got this far and you've liked what you've seen and read, send me a PM, preferably with a picture of you, tell me about yourself, and your interests, something a bit more than "hey" ;) and if I like you, I'll take the conversation onto another platform :) Also while texting is good, I prefer the good ol' fashioned phone calls, it's good to hear someones voice and I find it more personal.
Hope I've made you laugh, and I wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a fantastic new year!
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2019.10.15 05:13 Carebarehair Who killed Shani Warren?

On the 18th of April 1987 the body of 26 year old Shani Warren was found on the bank of Lake Taplow in Maidenhead, England. Her mouth had been gagged with a blue scarf, her hands were tied together behind her back with jump lead cables, her feet were tied together with rope. She was wearing high heel shoes and was found on the muddy bank of the lake. She had drowned in a foot and a half of water.

The Home Office pathologist, Dr Ben Davies, performed an autopsy and found that she had died of drowning. However, he also discovered that she had been sexually assaulted; she had a strangling mark around her neck, which had probably been made with a car jump-lead; a jump-lead had been used to bind her wrists and ankles; and she was gagged. And yet Dr Davies concluded that she had committed suicide.

At the inquest, Shani’s mother insisted that her daughter was not suicidal, a psychiatrist who had examined her diaries agreed, but Dr Davies – who had earlier been removed from the approved list of Home Office pathologists and then reinstated – insisted that this was a case of suicide. Faced with such a conflict, the coroner recorded an open verdict, and little more effort was made to trace her attacker.

Shani had gone missing the day before. Shani had cut the grass at her home in Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire, She had placed the grass cuttings into black bin bags, before loading them into the boot of her car - an almost brand new Vauxhall Cavalier. She told her parents she was taking the cuttings around to her uncles. She had also bought some flowers for her boyfriend and a bottle of Champagne to celebrate paying off her new car. That was the last time she was seen alive.

Her car was examined shortly after her death and it was found to have a faulty gear box. This meant it couldn't be driven in either first or second gear - yet her parents testified that it was a brand new car and she had driven away without a problem on the day she went missing.

A knot expert concluded that it would've been impossible for Shani to tie the knots behind her back, especially when using car jump lead cables. However one month later he changed his mind and said it might be possible after all.

The inquest returned an open verdict but the Police treated it like a suicide.

SUSPECTS:

Shani was a secretary for a manager at "Micro scope" - an "intelligent computer systems" manufacturer. Micro scope was taken over by GEC-Marconi four weeks after the date of Shani’s death at a cost of sixteen million pounds. It was the first such acquisition in seven years for GEC-Marconi.

GEC-Marconi was a major, high tech, electronics company, and the UK's only supplier of torpedos. In the 1980's Marconi was working on top secret weapons projects for the British and American Governments, especially the Strategic Defense Initiative (the so called "Star Wars" project). During the 1980's, between 22 and 25 scientists died, some in very suspicious and bizarre circumstances. All the scientists were in some way connected to Guidance missile systems. Nearly all were connected with Marconi, yet nearly all their deaths were ruled suicide or accidental.

The first death occurred in March 1982. Dr Keith Bowden, a senior computer scientist, who had been contracted by Marconi to work on a top secret programme. drove his car across a dual carriageway and plunged off a bridge, down the embankment, into an abandoned rail yard. He died instantly. The police said Dr Bowden was speeding, and the coroner found high levels of alcohol in his system, so it was ruled an accident.
Dr Bowden had attended a social gathering that evening, but everyone there agreed that he hadn't been drinking. His wife and Solicitor hired an accident investigator to examine the wrecked car. He found that someone had swapped the normally pristine tyres on Dr Bowden's Rover and replaced them with a set that were old and almost threadbare.

April 1983, Lt Colonel Anthony Godley, went missing. Godley was head of work study at the Royal College of Military Science. They had a close working relationship with Marconi. Godley has never been found.

Three years later in 1985, Marconi Radar expert and Draughtsman, Roger Hill died from a shotgun blast to the chest - it was ruled suicide.

A few months later, Jonathan Walsh died after falling out of his Ivory Coast hotel balcony window in West Africa. He had been complaining for months that he was being watched and followed, and that his life was in danger. His death was ruled an accident.

One year later in August, Vimal Dajibhai, 24, a computer control systems scientist. Working in Marconi's Stingray torpedo department, Vimal phoned his wife to tell her he would be late home, then he drove to Bristol (135 miles away) and jumped from the Clifton Suspension Bridge. Dajibhai was found with his trousers around his ankles, and a small "needle sized" puncture wound on his left buttock. His death was ruled a suicide although the Coroner did mention his concern about the death. Vimal had handed in his notice to Marconi and only had four days to go before he left. His family and friends say he was looking forward to starting his new job in London.

Six weeks later, Arshad Sharif, 26, another computer scientist who worked on satellite guidance systems at Marconi, also travelled to Bristol, tied one end of a rope to his neck, the other end to a tree, then jammed his foot on the accelerator of his car and decapitated himself. The day before his death, Sharif had been acting oddly and was seen paying for accommodation in a rooming house (popular with Aerospace employees) with a bundle of high denomination bank notes, although none of these notes were found post mortem. A relative summoned to identify the body noticed what appeared to be a metal rod was lying on the floor of the car next to the accelerator. Had it been used to wedge down the pedal? The Bristol Coroner wasn't happy with the coincidence of these latest two deaths, especially when it was discovered both men were working on "Cosmos", an underwater missile, guidance system, but he eventually recorded a verdict of suicide.

A few months later, around Christmastime 1986, Dr John Brittan was lucky enough to escape with only minor harm when his car suddenly and inexplicably, veered across a busy road and he ended up in a ditch. A few weeks later, in January 1987, after returning from a top secret trip to America, Dr Brittan was found dead in the garage at his home. He died from Carbon Monoxide poisoning. His death was ruled suicide.

Two weeks later, the body of Richard Pugh was found at his flat. Pugh was a computer expert for the defence industry but it is not known if he was connected to Marconi. Pugh was found with a plastic bag over his head. A thick rope was coiled around his body, and four times around his neck. His feet were bound together with rope. His death was ruled an accident through sexual misadventure.

At the same time Pugh died, Avtar Singh-Gida, an employee of the British Ministry of Defence, who worked on a number of Marconi's top secret programs, vanished from his home in Loughborough, England. He was feared dead but he was found in Paris' red-light district, fifteen weeks later. He had no memory of where he had been, or what he had done in that period. He returned to work and refuses to discuss what might have happened.

Still in early 1987 (February), Peter Peapell, a Metallurgy expert working for Marconi was found dead in his garage. Like Dr John Brittan, he died from carbon Monoxide poisoning. His wife stated that they had gotten home from a pleasant evening out. Peter went to put the car away and she went to bed. He was found the next morning with his body jammed under the car in an unnatural position. His death was ruled open.

In the same week, Marconi Engineer, David Skeels was found dead in almost exactly the same circumstances - in his garage. He died from Carbon Monoxide poisoning. This time a hose pipe had been affixed to the exhaust. Skeels was sitting in the front seat. His death was ruled a suicide.

A few days later in February 87**, Victor Moore**, another Marconi employee died from a drugs overdose. His death started an investigation by M.I.5 - although it remains classified to this day.

A few weeks later, John Whiteman died by drowning in his bath. His body was surrounded by alcohol and prescription drugs - though none were found in his system.

Less than a month later, in March 1987, David Sands packed his car with containers of petrol and drove very fast into an empty restaurant. He died in the ensuing fireball. He was on his way to work, wearing his seat-belt, when he made the sudden U-turn and drove at speed into the building. Sands worked for Elliott Automation Space and Advanced Military Systems Ltd – a sister company of Marconi. His family and friends all agreed that he was not showing any signs of stress or strain. His death was ruled suicide.

Less than a month later, in April 1987, Stuart Gooding, an employee of the Royal College of Military Science , died when he slammed his car head-on into a truck on the island of Cyprus. Colleagues of Gooding expressed doubt at the accidental death verdict.

On the very same day Stuart Gooding died, David Greenhalgh also died, after falling (or being pushed) off a railway bridge in Berkshire. Greenhalgh just happened to be working on the same program as David Sands. Greenhalgh survived for a few days but had no recollection of why he jumped or if he was pushed.

It is here in the timeline that Shani Warren was found dead. It should be noted that David Greenhalgh and Shani Warren died in the same week. They also lived around the corner from each other.

On the same day as Shani died, George Kountis travelled over 3000 miles to Liverpool, and drove his car into the river Mersey. His sister has always maintained something sinister happened. The Coroner ruled suicide by drowning.

One week later on April 24th, Mark Wisner was found dead in a house he shared with two colleagues. He had several metres of cling film wrapped around his face, and a plastic bag on his head. Wisner Was a Software Engineer for the Ministry of Defence. The Coroner said the death was an accident from sexual misadventure.

One week later on May 3rd 1987, Michael Baker, a Digital communications expert working on a defence project at Plessey, died when his car crashed through a barrier near Poole in Dorset. Plessey are important because the previous year they had been bought by Marconi. The Coroner's verdict was Misadventure.
One month later, in June 1987, Frank Jennings, an Electronic Weapons Engineer with Plessey, was found dead from a heart attack. There was no inquest.
On March 25th,1988, Trevor Knight, a Computer Engineer with Marconi Space and Defence Systems, was found dead at his home in Hertfordshire. He was in the garage, at the wheel of his car with a hosepipe connected to the exhaust. Knight's friend, Miss Narmada Thanki found three suicide notes written by him. Miss Thanki mentioned that Knight disliked his work but she did not detect any depression that would have driven him to suicide. Coroner's verdict: Suicide.
In August 1988, Alistair Beckham, a Software Engineer with Plessey, was found dead after being electrocuted in his garden shed with wires connected to his body and a handkerchief stuffed in his mouth. Apparently after doing some light gardening on a Sunday afternoon, he entered his shed, placed a Handkerchief in his mouth, attached wires to his body then jammed the wires into a power socket. The Coroner recorded an open verdict. His wife refuses to believe he took his own life. Hours after his death, men from the Ministry of Defence turned up at his home and removed files and folders.
In the very same month Beckham died, Peter Ferry, an Assistant Marketing Director with Marconi, was also found dead by electrocution. In his company flat, he stripped some wires, then jammed them into his tooth fillings, before inserting the other end into a plug socket. The Coroner recorded an open verdict.
One month later, in September 1988, Andrew Hall, an Engineering Manager with British Aerospace, was found dead of Carbon monoxide poisoning in a car with a hosepipe connected to the exhaust. I'm unable to determine the location. British Aerospace and Marconi amalgamated to create BAE Systems. Death ruled a suicide.

In late 1991, Malcolm Puddy, who worked for Marconi, told his bosses, in an excited state, that he had "found something amazing". A week later he was pulled out of a canal dead. He had a painter's palette tied around his neck. All of his work computers had been emptied

No doubt much of the above is speculation. Finding out about the Government Defence employees is always extremely difficult, and a lot of misinformation will have been thrown into the mix.

SECOND SUSPECT:
(the following is copied from https://www.nickdavies.net/1999/10/05/getting-away-with-serial-rape-the-story-of-clive-barwell/ )
Clive Barwell.
At about half past two in the afternoon on May 14 1993, a 23-year-old woman from Leicestershire drove her mother’s car into the centre of Nottingham and parked on the ground floor of the concrete multi-storey car park which squats on the edge of the Broadmarsh shopping centre. For a few moments, she sat there, sorting through her handbag.
A man suddenly pulled open the door beside her, clamped his left hand over her mouth, pushed the blade of a knife against her throat and shoved her across the car into the footwell. He threw her coat over her head, threatened to slit her throat and drove off. For a while, he seemed to be intent on theft, rifling through her handbag and pulling her watch and rings off her when he stopped at traffic lights. He asked her if she was religious, and she told him she was a Catholic. “You’d better start praying,” he told her.
After a while, he drove away from the city and turned off down a long gravel path where he raped her, doing his best to cause her pain and to terrify her with his knife. When he had finished, he tied her naked in the footwell of the car, drove to a bank where she told him her PIN number so he could use her credit cards to take her money, and then he stopped again in some rural spot and, while she lay naked and bound in the car, he took the cap off the petrol tank and attempted to set fire to it. He failed and, a little later, he abandoned the car, with the 23-year-old woman crying alone inside it.
This was a strong woman. Despite all that happened to her that afternoon, she has gone on to marry and to rebuild her life, a battle with pain which has been made none the easier by the discovery by detectives last year that the man who assaulted her with such unbridled ferocity was supposed to have been locked up in prison at that very moment, serving a 16-year sentence for armed robbery.
Clive Barwell was eventually arrested for sex attacks after a highly successful inquiry of unprecedented scale, named Operation Lynx and led by the head of Notts CID, DCS Phil Davies. But by the time they arrested him, in March last year, Barwell had been able to spend some 16 years years traveling the country abducting, raping and attempting to murder women, profiting along the way from a series of blunders by detectives who originally dealt with his crimes and, most alarmingly, by the prison service who had been entrusted with locking him up when he was caught for other, non-sexual crimes.
Barwell has become the latest in an unsettling history of notorious cases in which serial sex offenders have left the law looking foolish: the Yorkshire Ripper who killed 13 women while police followed false clues; Denis Nilsen who killed 15 young men before the police even realised a crime had been committed; Operation Orchid which traced the paedophile murder of up to nine young men, only to have most of the cases dropped by the Crown Prosecution Service. The murders of nine prostitutes, some allegedly by the ‘Midlands Ripper’, remain unsolved; and the National Crime Faculty at Bramshill, Hants has been investigating some 200 unsolved murders of women, some of which are also believed to be the work of undetected serial killers.
In retrospect, the problems with Barwell can be traced right back to his first known sex attack, in December 1982, when he drove into the middle of Bradford on a dark and foggy night and waited in a car park on derelict land behind St George’s Hall until he saw a woman alone in a car. It was a symbolic location: Bradford had been a regular hunting ground for Peter Sutcliffe, the Yorkshire Ripper, who had been jailed the previous year, and the West Yorkshire police were still reeling from criticism over their mishandling of the case. Their competence was about to be challenged again.
When the 30-year-old woman, half naked and weeping, went to police later that night and described how a man had forced his way into her car and driven her off and raped her, West Yorkshire detectives checked the local airports, searched the lane where the woman was raped, checked records of cars which had been stolen or abandoned that night and got nowhere. By embarrassing chance, the inspector who dealt with the woman was one Brian Harry Jackson who was later to be sent to prison himself for indecently assaulting young girls.
A month later, on January 3 1983, Barwell was back on their patch. He was visiting his girlfriend, Alwyn, who was in Leeds General Infirmary with appendicitis, but in the car park that night, he forced his way into a 26-year-old woman’s car, drove her off, threatened to shoot her in the back of the head and raped her. When he had finished with her, he gagged her and bound her ankles and wrists with electric cable, pulled a shopping bag over her head and drove her to the banks of the Leeds and Liverpool canal, where he shoved her in. The woman was out of her depth in freezing water which rapidly filled the bag over her head. Barwell stood on the bank and watched her struggling. Kicking out, the woman felt a large stone on the floor of the canal and managed to get her feet onto it and to push her face above the water. She wriggled free from the cable and took the bag from her head. Barwell cursed her from the bank and, in fear, she turned and thrashed through the water to the far bank and safety. Barwell fled in her car, which he abandoned and torched.
West Yorkshire police rapidly realised the two offences were linked and set up an incident room to catch the serial rapist. They re-interviewed the first victim, ran an extensive inquiry, knocked on 14,153 front doors in search of witnesses but got nowhere. Along the way, they made mistakes. Some were small: a Leeds man saw the second woman’s car in flames and got a close look at a man who walked away, but when he went to West Yorkshire police to tell them, he complained he was treated more like a suspect than a helpful member of the public.
Other errors were worse. West Yorks police knew the rapist had used a stolen blue Ford Cortina before and after the abduction of the second victim. They knew, too, that someone had stolen a car in Leeds a week earlier in very similar locations and then gone on a shopping spree with a credit card from that car. If the two incidents were linked, this would yield a harvest of clues: there might be a pattern to the use of the credit card which could indicate the home area of the rapist; possibly he had even used the card in a shop where his name was known. The inquiry sent off for copies of all of the vouchers that had been used in the shopping spree – 20 of them. One of these vouchers proved there was indeed a link: it had been used to buy petrol for the stolen Ford Cortina driven in the second rape. The garage assistant had carefully written the Cortina’s number on the back of the voucher. But the detective who checked the vouchers simply missed the clue and reported that there was no link between the stolen credit card and the rapist. The harvest of clues remained untouched. The officer responsible has since been promoted to superintendent.
With both rapes, West Yorkshire police followed correct procedure in gathering numerous swabs and body hairs and other evidence from the victims and their cars but, when they failed to find their attacker, even though they knew it was highly likely that their serial rapist was still at work, they simply threw out the lot. When Operation Lynx re-opened the two cases, they had no usable scientific evidence to work with. The first woman had produced a photo-fit of her attacker, but West Yorkshire police had lost it.
Barwell continued to enjoy his liberty, living with his wife and two young sons in Leeds, committing armed robberies and stealing cars to order and, from time to time, abducting and raping women. Police are still putting together the full picture of his career. It is known that some 15 months after getting away with his rapes in Bradford and Leeds, he waited in a car park in Leicester until he saw a 20-year-old woman parking. Once again, he abducted her in her own car, drove her away and raped her, using his knife to cut her breasts, belly and neck. Leicestershire Police investigated but soon became embroiled in embarrassment.
This victim was so horrified by her experience that she never told her husband and reported it to the police on condition that they would protect her identity. However, her husband worked occasionally for police in a civilian role and subsequently walked into a CID room to find the intelligence board displaying pictures of his wife as a rape victim, naked to reveal her injuries. When he confronted his wife, she was furious and withdrew her co-operation from the inquiry. In the meantime, a detective inspector had stolen papers dealing with her rape and started visiting her at home, apparently hoping to have sex with her. This inspector, like his predecessor in West Yorkshire, was subsequently jailed for separate indecency.
The Leicestershire police contacted West Yorkshire to point out the similarity between the three attacks but, although they agreed to stay in touch, they set up no joint inquiry and, when they failed to find their man, Leicestershire like West Yorkshire before them gave up the hunt and threw out all of the scientific evidence which they had collected. Barwell carried on raping.
On November 15 1985, he marked the birth of his daughter by attacking a 20-year-old woman who was parking her car in central Doncaster. South Yorkshire police made no link between this and Barwell’s other offences, failed to make any progress with the inquiry and lost or destroyed every single piece of evidence and every single piece of paperwork from the case. When Operation Lynx finally solved the crime, they had to go to the files of the local newspaper to get a contemporary account of the victim’s ordeal.
Barwell was now working as a long-distance lorry driver, using his spare time to referee football matches in the Northern Counties League and also to attack women. His next known attack raised new worries. Shani Warren, aged 26, disappeared on April 17 1987. She had been mowing the lawn at her home in Stoke Poges, Bucks and had apparently set off in her car to dispose of the grass cuttings. She never returned and, the next day, she was found dead, in Taplow Lake, Berks. A Home Office pathologist, Dr Ben Davies, found that she had died of drowning. However, he also discovered that she had been sexually assaulted; she had a strangling mark around her neck, which had been probably been made with a car jump-lead; a jump-lead had been used to bind her wrists and ankles; and she was gagged. And yet Dr Davies concluded that she had committed suicide.
Thames Valley Police tried to start a murder inquiry. When an inquest was held, Shani’s mother insisted that her daughter was not suicidal, a psychiatrist who had examined her diaires agreed, but Dr Davies – who had earlier been removed from the approved list of Home Office pathologists and then reinstated – insisted that this was a case of suicide. Faced with such a conflict, the coroner recorded an open verdict, and little more effort was made to trace her attacker.
Operation Lynx has since established that on the day of Shani Warren’s death, Clive Barwell was driving near her home in Stoke Poges and also near Taplow Lake, which is some 25 miles away. They also noted the similarity between her death and the attempt by Barwell to kill the woman who was thrown into the Leeds and Liverpool canal. But at the time, Barwell once again was allowed to slip away.
Six and a half months later, however, on November 6 1987, Barwell’s career as a sex criminal finally ran into trouble when he was arrested for using a sawn-off shotgun to rob half a dozen security vans and for stealing numerous cars – including 16 from one car park in York in a single day. He was denied bail and when his trial ended, on January 13 1989, he was sent to prison for 16 years as a Category B security prisoner. The police had not begun to suspect that he was a serial rapist but they had at least locked him up where he could do no more harm to women. And yet within three and a half years, he was able to rape again – from within prison.
Barwell behaved like a model prisoner, obeying the rules and taking educational courses; persuading prison officers, governor grades and probation officers that he was trustworthy and reformed. After only two and a half years, he was reduced to Category C and, a year later, on August 24 1992, he was reduced to Category D, the lowest possible security status, and sent to an open prison, in Sudbury, Derbyshire. According to Prison Rules, he was not entitled to go on home leave until he had complete a third of his sentence, in March 1993. In fact, he was immediately allowed to return home on ‘resettlement licence’, which also allowed him to work locally as an electrician. On January 7 1990, he went to Leeds to visit his sick father on a four-day leave and at ten o’clock the next night, he attacked a woman who was leaving her car in Belgrave Street in the city centre.
The woman fought him off. She told police he had grappled her towards her car door, holding a butcher’s knife at her throat and ordering her to get in. She had no doubt he was trying to abduct her and later suffered severe bouts of depression and anxiety, but West Yorkshire police not only failed to find her attacker but recorded the incident as an attempted robbery, apparently an attempt to reduce the level of reported sex crime on their patch. Her car, which had been touched by Barwell, was never examined for prints. Her clothing, which had been torn, was never examined for body hairs. Four months later, Barwell left the prison on a day release to go to work as an electrician, ignored his job, travelled to Nottingham and abducted, raped and attempted to burn to death the 23-year-old woman whom he found in the multi-storey car park there. The Prison Service say there is no trace of his being disciplined for failing to go to work.
Although he was still only five years into his 16-year sentence, Barwell continued to enjoy a life of liberty. On one of his many trips to Leeds, he met a 33-year-old divorcee, Margaret Teasdale. Barwell had divorced his former wife and, on Valentine’s Day 1994, he and Margaret were married in Leeds register officer. The two of them then set up home not far from Sudbury Prison, in the Beresford Arms Hotel, in Ashbourne, where they worked as managers. Barwell – still supposedly a prisoner – regularly slept in the hotel for up to three nights at a time, drew a salary of £10,400 a year, bought a car for himself and, according to Home Office sources, was disciplined for parking in the governor’s reserved space on one of his occasional visits back to the prison. A year later, Margaret was pregnant with his son. The Prison Service now say that they were aware of all his activities, which broke no rules and were explicitly approved as part of his resettlement programme.
Detectives want to question Barwell about a number of unsolved rapes which were committed in the area during his time in Sudbury. On June 19 1995, seven and a half years after his arrest, Barwell was released on parole. Five weeks later, at around midday on July 26, he pounced on a 22-year-old student as she went to get into her car in a multi-storey carpark in the middle of Leeds. He tied her up, smeared superglue over her eyes and drove her off to a remote spot where he started cutting off her clothing. She fought with him and he abandoned the attempt to rape her, leaving her tied up in her car.
West Yorkshire police made more errors. A passer-by who found the victim in her car made notes of what she said, but the police lost them. An ambulance officer also made notes of what she said but destroyed them several months later when police failed to ask for a statement. A detective inspector from Notts contacted them to suggest that the abduction of this student could be linked to the abduction of the 23-year-old woman from the multi-storey car park in Nottingham. West Yorks detectives, in the words of one police source, “told him to fuck off”. However, despite the errors, this time, they also made a breakthrough.
Struggling with his victim, Barwell had cut himself and left a trace of his blood in the car. Searching through her handbag, he had left a finger print on an envelope. In January 1996, forensic scientists in Wetherby matched the DNA in the blood sample from the car in Leeds with the DNA in semen taken from the Nottingham victim. Now, at last, police from the two forces began to work together in what became Operation Lynx. Reviewing the records of unsolved rapes, they made links to the rapist’s behaviour in three of the earlier attacks, one of them in Leicestershire, whose detectives now also joined the inquiry.
They knew their best leads were the blood and the fingerprint they had found. Offender profilers suggested they were likely be dealing with a known sex offender. The pattern of offences suggested he was linked to Leeds. They took saliva samples for DNA comparison from 2,177 suspects – but Barwell had no history of sex offences. They ran the fingerprint through the Automatic Fingerprint Recognition system. Barwell’s prints were in there, but they found no match because the print they were working with was only partial. They decided to order a manual search, a potentially enormous exercise. To narrow the field, they turned once again to offender profilers and hit a new problem. Possibly inspired by the errors of the Yorkshire Ripper inquiry, where the entire hunt had been pushed off course by misleading tapes and letters, Barwell had deliberately left false clues as to his background.
He had spoken in a strong Scottish accent, although his real accent is Yorkshire. He had cursed his wife as ‘a blonde bitch’, although she was dark. He had referred to his Catholicism, when he was brought up a Protestant, and he had crashed car gears and driven erratically, even though he was a professional driver. The immediate result was that detectives asked the fingerprint labs to check through the records of Scottish men with links to Leeds. They found nothing. Then they searched through all men with links to Leeds who had criminal records for stealing cars. There were thousands of them.
While that search ground on, Lynx officers made another appeal on Crimewatch and linked two more rapes and the murder of Shani Warren, bringing South Yorkshire and Thames Valley into the operation. This was now a very big inquiry involving 180 officers from five forces. Apart from the 2,177 suspects whose saliva was tested, a further 9,945 were checked and excluded. Detectives raised 24,324 actions and entered 33,628 names (‘nominals’) on their computer system, more than in any other inquiry in the history of British policing. And on March 19 1998, after 940 hours of sifting manually through more than 7,000 prints, a specialist in Leeds came up with a name: Clive Barwell. He was arrested the next day.
Barwell turned out to be a very ordinary man: father a delivery driver; mother a cleaner and bar woman; the second of five children; truanted and did badly at school; a record of petty crime since he was eleven; good at swimming and running. If there were clues to his disposition, they lay in childhood incidents – father reportedly beating mother in front of the children and recruiting the 12-year-old Clive to keep guard on her, the mother walking out with the children but leaving Clive behind with the father, Clive stealing money from her to punish her and being beaten by her when she found out. He had been married three times, and although he had shown some signs of violence, none of his wives had suspected his true nature.
Now, he starts his life sentence, leaving police once more to review the errors of their ways. While he was waiting for his trial, the woman he tried to burn to death in Nottingham gave birth to a child. She says it marks the end of one chapter and the beginning of a new one in her life.

It doesn't mention in this article but the knot used to tie Shani's hands behind her back, is a knot commonly used by lorry drivers. The area where Shani's car (and close to where her body) was found, is a dead end road, popular with lorry drivers, as a place to park up and sleep. That coupled with the fact he was in the vicinity of Shani's last known location (delivering car parts), are the reasons the police suspect he is the killer.
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2019.09.20 20:29 weightsfreight 25 [M4F] UK - Anyone got the number for The Ghostbusters?

Hi guys,
So first and foremost, here I am
I dunno about all of you, but I sure am sick of being ghosted. It's a puzzle to this day I'm trying to solve and sort out, which is why I've come to Reddit. I feel like I'm struggling to meet like minded people, or the people I meet aren't looking for someone like me, who knows, best not to dwell on it.
So about me,
Basics
Hobbies
TL;DR: Anything active really, but appreciates film nights and occasional gaming
So, why should you consider dating me?
Well, despite being cautious when first meeting someone and quite closed off, I'm very caring, but to the point of "wearing my heart on my sleeve" as one of my friends told me, interpret that how you will, but I try to come across as understanding and ready to settle down for something a bit more serious. I'm very spontaneous, as in I will decide that I want to go on holiday and book it in the next few days, or randomly go on a day trip somewhere. I'm not afraid to push myself out my shell, I think it's the best way to self-improve. I'm a 4/10 when it comes to dancing drunk, don't worry, here's a clip (waistcoat guy, a few years ago, as you can see, I'm pretty entertainingly bad) so I'll instantly make you look like a ballroom dancer in comparison. I like a night out here and there, and I love deep conversations which can be about anything meaningful.
I'm also fantastic at embarrassing myself, as an example, I was in Greece on holiday, they had a zorb ball in the pool, with people flailing about trying to stand up and run around in it, I had to have a go. I finally get my turn, and start running like a hamster high on speed, "this is great!" is what I thought, slowly drifting to the middle of the pool. That was until my swimming trunks literally tore open like a packet of crisps and fell down in an instant. I flashed the entire resort, parents running to cover their screaming kids eyes, middle aged men pointing and laughing to the point of choking. Here I was, falling over constantly in this zorb ball trying to pull them up, must've been a sight, a man in his early 20s, flung around naked in a zorb ball in a pool like a beached fish. it must've taken 10 seconds to get them sort of tied on again but dear god it felt like a lifetime. "Don't worry mate, it happens to the best of us" the tour guide told me, with a smirk on his face. Nah, there's no clip of that one, thankfully. Well I got off topic, I should never become a writer.
What am I looking for?
I'm looking for someone with a similar mindset, someone who associates with some of my hobbies and passions, and above all, is potentially looking for something serious (however I'm not going to jump straight into it, it'll take a few weeks to get to know you first). I'm not looking to be a back street organ donor, so keep that funky smelling handkerchief and rusty scalpel away from me.
If you've got this far and you've liked what you've seen and read, send me a PM, preferably with a picture of you, tell me about yourself, and your interests, something a bit more than "hey" ;) and if I like you, I'll take the conversation onto another platform :) Also while texting is good, I prefer the good ol' fashioned phone calls, it's good to hear someones voice and I find it more personal.
Hope I've made you laugh, and I hope this doesn't drown in new!
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2019.05.28 12:35 Timanfya B001 - Railways Reform Bill 2014 - 5 Year Anniversary Re-reading

Railways Reform Bill 2014 - By the Right Honorable peter199
An Act reforming the current railway system replacing the current inefficient, fragmented system of operation. BE IT ENACTED by The Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Commons in this present Parliament assembled, in accordance with the provisions of the Parliament Acts 1911 and 1949, and by the authority of the same, as follows:-
0: Key Organisations
(1) The Department for Transport (DfT) who will provide funds and mange DOR.
(2) Directly Operated Railways (DOR) who will operate the trains and infrastructure (the latter being done by network rail which will be part of DOR)
(3) The Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) who will regulate the railway system scrutinising decisions made by DOR or the DfT.
(4) Passenger Transport Executives (PTEs) and Transport Bodies who will work in partnership with DOR in creating five year plans and a network suited to their local areas.
1: Train Operation
(1) Franchises are to operated by Department for Transport owned Directly Operated Railways (DOR) upon the date their contract ends.
(2) For each DOR operated franchise, DOR and network rail must identify a clear five year plan (ideally covering DORs objectives for each control period) so the railway has a long term future and is able to focus on big projects.
(3) Any profits the DOR network makes are reinvested in partnership with network rail to improve the network.
(4) Passenger operation is to be divided into clear groups which contain sub brands. These groups would be InterCity (sub brands East Coast, West Coast / High Speed, Great Western, Cross Country, East Anglia and Midland) Regional Railways (Western, Anglia, Midlands, Wales, Northern and ScotRail), Network SouthEast (South Western, South Eastern, LTS, Thames Valley, Chiltern, Anglia, Thameslink, South London Metro and North London) and Rail Freight (InterModal and Nuclear)
2: Rolling Stock
(1) Rolling Stock assets which are currently owned by private ROSCOs is to continue to be leased by DOR from them until the end of the rolling stock's lives.
(2) Any new trains should be purchased in partnership with DOR and the DfT or leased off the rolling stock manufacturer.
(3) Rolling stock manufacturers and development companies should be encouraged to base themselves in the UK.
(4) By 2025 all passenger trains in the UK must have bogies or an ORR verified wheel and axle set.
3: Network Rail
(1) Network Rail and DOR merge creating a single entity (still titled DOR) however network rail will remain as the infrastructure sub brand.
(2) Track Access Charges for passenger trains should be scrapped. An emissions charge based on weight load and locomotive should be introduced for freight trains.
(3) The network rail sub brand of DOR should have the key objective to electrify the entire mainline network on the UK mainland with 25kV AC OverHead Line Electrification (OHLE).
(4) Southern region 750 DC third rail should be progressively replaced by modern 25kVAC OHLE in phases identified in the five year plans.
4: Freight
(1) Freight should remain in the private sector however key flows such as nuclear material and former 'Freightliner' trains should be operated by DOR.
(2) The DfT should give Freight Operating Companies (FOCs) incentives to operate more electric freight and use electric locomotives under the wires in place of diesel locomotives.
(3) The DfT should give the freight sector financial incentives to operate more rail freight and less road freight.
(4) The freight sector must work closer with the European market to utilise the Channel Tunnel connection to transport more international freight reducing air miles.
5: Fares
(1) Fares shouldn't rise higher than inflation except unless the extra money is being used to fund improvements such as electrification, re-signalling or new trains. Any rises in fares above inflation must be moderated by the ORR.
(2) Fares should be worked out with local Passenger Transport Executives and Authorities in the five year plans to give the passenger a clear view of what their journey will cost.
(3) A national ITSO based smart card scheme should be implemented to allow a simpler fare structure and easier methods for people to pay.
(4) Money generated by fares should be used for the running and benefit of the railway and nothing else.
6: Commencement, Short Title and Extent
(1) This Act may be cited as the Railway Reform Bill 2014.
(2) This bill shall extend to the United Kingdom
(3) Shall come into force gradually as each rail franchise expires starting from the 01/01/2015
The 5 Year Anniversary Re-reading of this bill shall end at 23:59pm on the 28th May 2019.
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2018.08.23 21:40 Oblique9043 The Economist: The World in 2015 Cover & Serco

The Economist: The World in 2015 Cover & Serco

Everyone needs to keep in mind at all times that the symbol of the Illuminati is the PHOENIX. It's colors are Purple, Red and Gold. It is associated with and the Sun. It represents immortality through death and rebirth. Dragons, Eagles and Falcons will sometimes be used as alternative symbols to represent the Phoenix to try and hide it.

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Anything bolded in brackets is my own added commentary. [EXAMPLE]
The Economist 2015 Cover is Filled With Cryptic Symbols and Dire Predictions
January 8, 2015I wouldn’t normally dedicate an entire article analyzing the cover of a publication, but this isn’t any publication. It is The Economist and it is directly related to the world elite. It is partly owned by the Rothschild banking family of England and its editor-in-chief, John Micklethwait, attended several times to the Bilderberg Conference – the secretive meeting where the world’s most powerful figures from the world of politics, finance business, and media discuss global policies. The outcome of those meetings is totally secret. It is, therefore, safe to say that the people at The Economist know things that most people don’t. For this reason, its “2015 prediction” cover is rather puzzling.The bleak and sinister cover features political figures, fictional characters and pop culture icons that will surely make the news in 2015. However, most importantly, it also includes several drawings that are extremely symbolic and allude to important elements of the elite’s Agenda. Here’s the cover :At first glance, we see political figures like Obama and Putin, references to the Rugby cup and the new Spider-Man movie. But a closer look reveals a plethora of disturbing elements. Here are some of them.

Two-Faced Globe



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[Just like the Double Headed Phoenix of Russia, Trump's and the Scottish Rite Freemason's Coat of Arms]
One side of the globe gazes stoically towards the West while the other side appears irate. Does this represent a confrontation between the East and the West? The cover features a few other symbols referring to the “rise of the East”. What’s more unsettling is that immediately under that angry globe, are pictured a mushroom cloud (the kind that happens after a nuclear bomb goes off) and a spy satellite launching into space.


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[The NASA spy satellite could represent Trump's Space Force. We're going to drop a nuke on North Korea or Iran]

The Color of the Faces


Take a closer look at the faces of the personalities featured on the cover. Some of them are in full color while others are in black and white. Why is that?

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Among those in black in white are Putin, Merkel, Obama, Hilary Clinton and David Cameron. Among those in color are David Blaine, a young person holding a “Singapore” banner (Singapore is the host of the 2015 SEA games) and a random guy wearing virtual reality equipment. A quick compilation of this data reveals that those in black and white appear to be part of the elite (including the ISIS guy who probably works for them) and those in color are “outsiders”. Is this how the elite perceives the world?

Pied Piper


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The presence of the Pied Piper on this 2015-themed cover is downright unsettling. The Pied Piper of Hamelin is a German legend about a man who used his magical flute to lure away the children of the city of Hamelin, never to be seen again.


The Pied Piper leads the children out of Hamelin. Illustration from Robert Browning’s “The Pied Piper of Hamelin”

This folkloric figure dating from the Middle-Ages is said to represent either massive death by plague or catastrophe, or a movement of massive immigration. It also perfectly represents today’s youth being “lured” and mystified by the “music” of mass media. Conveniently enough, there’s a small boy right under Piper’s flute.

[Pied Piper is obviously Trump/Putin/Qanon. Leading people into their deaths as well as the child separation thing at the border]

Clueless Boy

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Right under the Pied Piper, we see a young boy with a dumbfounded look on his face. He is watching a game called “Panic”. The words “Federal Reserve” and “Chi” (which probably stands for China) are on top while the words “Green light!” and “sis!” (which probably stands for “Isis!” or “Crisis!”) are at the bottom. The little boy watches as this twisted game of Plinko unfolds the same way the clueless masses watch powerlessly while various events unfold on mass media. As the name of the game states, the ultimate goal is to cause Panic around the world as crises are almost randomly generated by those who control the game. And that’s on a magazine cover owned by the Rothschilds.
[Trump is poised to try and take over the Federal Reserve and China could dump our bonds just like Russia is doing while his supporters look on like the "Clueless Boy"]

Crop-O-Dust

https://vigilantcitizen.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Untitled-1.jpg
In front of Putin is a small aircraft on which is written Crop-O-Dust. This refers to the concept of crop dusting which is “the process of spraying crops with powdered insecticides or fungicides from an aircraft.” Right under the helicopter is a kid … eating something. Unsettling.

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Sitting right under the crop-o-dust, this kid is eating a heavily processed package of noodles. Is he ingesting the poison that was spread by the aircraft?

China

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A panda bear wearing a China-flag Speedo while flexing its muscles is a rather clear way of portraying the fact that China is gaining power. Next to it is a sumo wrestler holding a big battery on which the polarities (+ and -) are clearly indicated. Are they alluding to a switch in polarity in world power from the West to the East?
[This is definitely happening right now]

Ghost

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Emerging from behind Obama’s leg is a ghost reading a magazine entitled “Holiday”. Why is this ghost, which represents a dead person, planning a vacation? Does it represent the fact that the masses will be so impoverished that the only time they’ll be on a holiday is when they’re dead? Does it relate to the countless people who died while traveling in the past months? Creepy.

Turtle

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Standing in front of everything else, gazing right into our souls is a turtle with emphasis lines around its shell. What does it represent? Will turtles make a huge comeback in 2015? Probably not.
An angry tortoise is the symbol of the Fabian Society, an extremely powerful organization that has been working for over a century towards to formation of a single world government.

The motto of the Fabian Society is “When I strike, I strike hard”.
The philosophy behind Fabian socialism is basically the blueprint of what we call today the New World Order.
The Fabian Society is a very old group originating in England in 1884, with the purpose of forming a single, global socialist state. They get their name from the Roman general Fabius, who used carefully planned strategies to slowly wear down his enemies over a long period of time to obtain victory. “Fabian Socialism” uses incremental change over a long period of time to slowly transform a state as opposed to using violent revolution for change. It is essentially socialism by stealth. Their original emblem was a shield with a wolf in sheep’s clothing holding a flag with the letters F.S. Today the international symbol of the Fabian Society is a turtle, with the motto below: “When I strike, I strike hard.” – The Fabian Society, The Weather Eye
The Fabian Society used to openly advocate a scientifically planned society and supported eugenics by way of sterilization. Its original logo was a wolf in sheep’s clothing … But I guess that was not the best way to conceal the wolf from the masses.

The original logo of the Fabian Society was a wolf in sheep's clothing.
Bringing forth a global system through small incremental changes is exactly what the world elite is currently doing. This is probably why there’s an angry tortoise on the cover of this Bilderberg-connected publication – standing in front of the chaos behind it.

11.3 and 11.5

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The lower right side of the cover features some more cryptic symbols. There’s a pile of dirt on the ground and two arrows on which are inscribed 11.5 and 11.3. Are those dates to remember? Why are they next to a pile of dirt? If you look up these figures as coordinates, they point to somewhere in Nigeria. Displaying numbers that can only be truly understood by “those in the know” is one of the occult elite’s favorite hobbies.
Standing in front of the dirt is Alice in Wonderland looking upwards towards the Cheshire Cat.

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This iconic cat is known for disappearing entirely, leaving only visible its creepy grin. We, therefore, see another allusion to a world of fantasy, illusion, and deceit as perceived by Alice – a representative of the masses. Along with the somewhat unnecessary inclusion of David Blaine – a magician – the cover mixes real-world events with illusions.Other notable symbols on this cover include a piggy bank flying from James Cameron’s pockets; A model wearing an Alexander McQueen creation (the elite’s favorite designer who died in strange circumstances) and an Asian officer wearing a facemask to protect him from a deadly disease.
2015 seems great, doesn’t it?
In Conclusion
The Economist is not a random newspaper that publishes quirky 2015 predictions to sell a few additional copies. It is directly connected to those who shape global policies and who make sure that they are applied. The publication is partly owned by the Rothschild banking family of England and its editor regularly attends Bilderberg meetings. In other words, The Economist is connected to those who have the means and the power to make “predictions” a reality.The 2015-themed cover basically reflects the overall Agenda of the elite and is peppered with cryptic symbols that appear to be included for “those in the know”. And the masses, like Alice watching the Cheshire Cat disappear, will focus on illusions while the wolf in sheep’s clothing will strike … and strike hard.
Keep in mind that this was posted in January of 2015, 3 and a half years ago, and almost all of it is happening right now.
Some things the author of the article couldn't have known, you notice how Obama is wearing a deep blue suit with a red tie? When has he ever worn that? But you know who does?
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Merkel and Putin standing side to side with Merkel doing the supposed Illuminati hand signal, just like Trump does all the time.
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Apparently she's made this "her" hand signal and a signal that Germany is in good hands...
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Trump does this all the time.
Why Are Trump’s Hands Always Making the Symbol for ‘Vagina’?
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The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi on the far right of the cover. He is a big proponent of AI and the Transhumanism agenda. As well as being one the leaders to ushering in the use of blockchain for all sorts of things.
PM Modi Pitches For Usage Of AI and Blockchain In Agriculture
“India’s youth can lead a revolutionary movement using AI and blockchain technologies with a value addition,” PM Narendra Modi said during a convocation ceremony held recently at Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, Jammu.
“With blockchain technology, this problem can also be controlled. Through a real-time monitoring of the supply chain, the technology can bring in transparency in the agricultural trade — starting from the production process to making it available for the farmers as products can be examined at every stage.”
“This will have a complete network comprising farmers, processing units, regulatory authorities and consumers. Because one affiliated to this chain can keep an eye on this, therefore, the scope of corruption will also be reduced. Most importantly, this will check the mischievous acts of the middlemen and the harvest will not go wasted,” PM Modi said.
G20 Countries Eye For Cryptocurrency AML Regulation Standards By October 2018
After the G20 watchdog the Financial Stability Board (FSB) recently submitted its report to the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors on the work of the FSB and standard-setting bodies on crypto-assets, the G20 nations now plan to bring in the cryptocurrency market under the purview
of international AML standards, said an official statement released during a meeting in Buenos Aires recently.The G20 forum, in which India is a prominent member, plans to apply the anti-money laundering (AML) regulatory standards for the cryptocurrency sector by October this year.For its part, the FSB has already developed a framework in collaboration with the Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures (CPMI), to monitor the financial stability implications of developments in crypto-asset markets. The report published recently sets out the metrics that the FSB will use to monitor crypto-asset markets as part of its ongoing assessment of vulnerabilities in the financial system.As per the statement, members agreed to the implementation of the FATF standards and have asked the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) – an international body of 37 nations – to clarify in October 2019 how its standards apply to crypto-assets.Iran Turns To Cryptocurrency Post The US SanctionsAs the US President Donald Trump recently took a U-turn from the multi-nation Iran-US-EU nuclear deal and announced fresh Iran-related sanctions which might curb Iran’s oil business, Iran is reportedly working on its cryptocurrency to bypass the new economic sanctions posed by the US.Iran government’s official news channel PressTV reported quoting the department’s deputy head in charge of investment affairs Alireza Daliri that a fiat cryptocurrency development project is ongoing in cooperation with the Central Bank of Iran.“We are trying to prepare the grounds to use a domestic digital currency in the country,” stated Daliri.
Canada wants to help India lead 'blockchain revolution'
Blockchain Technology used to record 50 Million DNA data in India
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Notice the woman with the Phoenix on her head? Gold wings with purple in them. A nest with eggs right in the center of her forehead
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Earth sure looks like an egg in a nest here being disguised as a football on a tee.

Putin has sunglasses on as a way to hide from something I think and he and Obama/Trump both have red ties on symbolizing unity I'm thinking.
Does anyone know who the two guys looking over Obama's shoulders are? That seems significant but I don't know who they are.
See the drawing of a Chinese man hiding behind the Singapore banner? The North Korea situation anyone? Especially with David Blaine right in front of it.
It looks like Hillary and Putin are looking at each other and that's why Putin has sun glasses on. Putin has sort of a sly smirk on his face and Hillary's is pretty expressive. I think they all wanted Trump to get elected. Even in those DNC hacked emails they said their strategy was to make Trump the guy they ran against. Even referred to him as a "Pied Piper Candidate". Which is why Obama told everyone to stand down when they realized that Russia was hacking us.
https://images.firstpost.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/pied-piper.jpg
The Pied Piper is right next to Putin for a reason and the fish coming from behind his legs? Those are Christians. Jesus told his disciples to be fishers of men.
The leader of China seems to be pretty aligned with Obama/Trump. Which makes sense because the infamous Steele Dossier says that Trump and his team didn't care much about the Russia stuff because then people won't be looking into his other business dealings like those with China.
The fact that the Cheshire cat and the Ghost looking at a vacation magazine are coming from behind Obama/Trump is really interesting and just shows that it's all just an illusion. Not sure what the ghost represents. Maybe the Holy Ghost?
Then there's a big vehicle right behind India and China's legs (mostly India's). I wonder if that means they'll be taken out somehow.
What looks like 2 Islamic terrorists, one in the back holding up an AK and one on the left looking through some binoculars to the west, seem to be reminding us that they're still here, watching us, waiting to strike. Are they waiting for the "green light" that is under the Planco Panic game? I wonder if the conspiracy theory about the White Helmets is true and the real reason they got evacuated so quickly from Syria by Israel and other allied nations was so they could be relocated to where they need to be when the power gets cut off.
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This is the portrait on the bottom right corner of the cover.
La belle ferronnière - Wikipedia
La belle ferronnière is a portrait of a lady, usually attributed to Leonardo da Vinci, in the Louvre. It is also known as Portrait of an Unknown Woman. The painting's title, applied as early as the seventeenth century, identifying the sitter as the wife or daughter of an ironmonger (a ferronnier), was said to be discreetly alluding to a reputed mistress of Francis I of France, married to a certain Le Ferron. The tale is a romantic legend of revenge in which the aggrieved husband intentionally infects himself with syphilis, which he passes to the king through infecting his wife.Leonardo's Lady with an Ermine, has also been known by this name. This was once believed to be a portrait of Cecilia Gallerani—one of the mistresses of Lodovico 'il Moro' Sforza, Duke of Milan.[1] The narrative and the title were applied to Lady with an Ermine when it was in Princess Czartoryski's collection, and became confused with "La Belle Ferronniere" by the presence in this image also of a jewel worn on a delicate chain across the forehead, called a ferronnière.
Not sure really what that means. Maybe Trump will get syphilis from banging all these Playboy models.
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That vehicle that looks like a rocket, aside from having the flag of Great Britain on it, has a bunch of company names. One of which is called Serco. Apparently, they are involved in a lot of shady shit.
Serco - The Biggest Company You've Never Heard Of - Youtube
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serco
Serco Group plc is a British provider of public services with headquarters based in Hook, Hampshire. Serco operates in six sectors of public service provision: Health, Transport, Justice, Immigration, Defence, and Citizens Services.It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index. The majority of Serco's turnover is generated from UK operations, but the company also operates in Continental Europe, the Middle East, the Asia Pacific region and North America.
UK operations
Border security
Serco operates the National Border Targeting Centre for UK Visas and Immigration and provides the carrier gateway—the interface between carriers and the agency.
Work and pensions
Serco is contracted to the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to provide telephone advice on behalf of DWP to recipients of Support for Mortgage Interest (SMI), which ends in April 2018.
Transport
Serco operates the Santander Cycles scheme (for Transport for London) and the NorthLink Ferries Northern Isles lifeline ferry service in Scotland. Serco also has a joint venture with Abellio, the international arm of Dutch national rail operator Nederlandse Spoorwegen, to operate passenger trains in the UK. Serco-Abellio has a 25-year concession for Merseyrail in Liverpool until 2028 and operated the Northern Rail franchise from December 2004 until March 2016. Serco's Home Affairs division, run by Tom Riall, also operates speed camera systems throughout the UK and, until November 2013, designed, wrote and tested the software that controls the matrix message signs, signals, emergency roadside telephones (SOS) and traffic monitoring on England's motorway network including, until 2011,[20] the National Traffic Control Centre. It previously operated the Docklands Light Railway.On 31 March 2015, Serco commenced a 15-year contract to operate the Caledonian Sleeper between London and Scotland.
Science
Serco managed the UK's National Physical Laboratory until 2015 and also provides IT Services, Industrial Support and Cryogenic Operations Support and Maintenance at CERN. Serco also was part of a consortium running the National Nuclear Laboratory under contract, until October 2013.
Prisons and justice
In Britain Serco supplies electronic tagging devices for offenders and asylum seekers. Serco, as well as its rival G4S, was accused of overcharging the Ministry of Justice on its contract to tag offenders. The firm issued a profit warning for 2014 as a result of the costs of becoming embroiled in an electronic tagging scandal. Serco repaid £68.5 million to the government for its overcharging on the contract. In May 2014 a Survation poll for campaign group We Own It, found that 63% of respondents thought Serco should be banned from bidding for any new public contracts after the firm was investigated for overcharging on government contracts.
It runs four prisons, a Young Offenders Institution and a Secure Training Centre. It has also operated two Immigration Removal Centres since 2007. Serco is also responsible for the contracted-out court escort services in the south-east area (formerly a role undertaken by HM Prison Service).
In September 2013, Serco was accused of extensive sexual abuse coverups of immigrants at Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre prison in Bedfordshire, England In August 2014, Serco was criticised for using immigrant detainees as cheap labour, with some being paid as little as £1 per hour. The decision to give the firm a new £70 million eight-year contract to run Yarl's Wood has been criticised. Natasha Walter, of Women for Refugee Women, said "Serco is clearly unfit to manage a centre where vulnerable women are held and it is unacceptable the government continues to entrust Serco with the safety of women who are survivors of sexual violence."
Defence
Serco held defence contracts in 2004, including the UK Government's contract for the maintenance of the Ballistic Missile Early Warning System at RAF Fylingdales; contracts are also held for the operation and maintenance of RAF Brize Norton, RAF Halton, RAF Northolt[39] and RNAS Culdrose in the UK and RAF Ascension Island in the mid-Atlantic. Serco also provides support services to garrisons in Australia. Serco also manages many aspects of operations at the Defence College of Management and Technology in Shrivenham. Serco is one of three partners in the consortium which manages the Atomic Weapons Establishment. Serco also has a 15-year contract worth £400 million to provide facilities management services to the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl).
Serco Marine Services is responsible for fleet support at the three main UK naval bases, HMNB Portsmouth, HMNB Devonport and HMNB Clyde.
Aviation
Serco provides air traffic control services at international airports in the United Arab Emirates and at some smaller airports in the United States and Canada. Starting in 2004 Serco had a £5m a year contract from the US government to manage airports in Iraq for 18 months.[49] Serco also operate Scatsta Airport on Shetland. In June 2010 Serco signed a £4 million contract to operate all air traffic control services for Coventry Airport.
Health
Serco provide facilities management services at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, Leicester Royal Infirmary, Wishaw General Hospital and at Plymouth's Derriford Hospital.
The company had the contract for out-of-hours GP services in Cornwall from which it withdrew in December 2013 after the company left the county short of doctors. The company also said it would stop running Braintree hospital in Essex as it pulled out of managing GP services and large hospitals.
In health services, Serco's difficulties include the poor handling of pathology labs and fatal errors in patient records. At St Thomas' Hospital, the increase in the number of clinical incidents arising from Serco non-clinical management has resulted in patients receiving incorrect and infected blood, as well as patients suffering kidney damage due to Serco providing incorrect data used for medical calculations. A Serco employee later revealed that the company had falsified 252 reports to the National Health Service regarding Serco health services in Cornwall.
It emerged in November 2013, Serco, which won a contract for Suffolk Community Healthcare in 2012, had 72 vacancies after earlier cutting 137 posts. Problems identified by Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group include “staff capacity, skill mix, workload, succession planning and morale, training, communication, mobile working, care co-ordination centre processes, incidents and near miss incidents”.
In April 2014 Serco revealed that it would lose almost £18 million on three of its NHS contracts. The firm has made provisions for losses in its Braintree and Cornwall contracts, which were cancelled early. It has also made provisions for losses in its contract for services in Suffolk. The company claims it will take longer to deliver the operational efficiencies it hoped for, despite saying in May 2013 that it expected to make a profit on the three-year, £140 million contract for community services. It said that staff had not recorded activity accurately on the Electronic health record and that activity had increased significantly during the course of the contract.In August 2014 it was reported that the company had decided to withdraw from the clinical health services market in the UK after a review of the cost of delivering “improved service levels” and meeting the performance requirements of several existing contracts.
On 24 October 2017, it was reported that Serco was preparing to buy healthcare contracts from facilities management business Carillion. The deal included 15 contracts, with annual revenues of approximately £90m, for which Serco would pay £47.7m, with Carillion losing £1bn from the value of its order book.
Education
Serco held a ten-year contract with Bradford City Council between 2001 and 2011 to manage and operate the local education authority, providing education support services to the city's schools. This period was marked with "real problems" according to senior council officials and was taken back in house by the local authority after this period. Serco similarly manages and operates Walsall[66] and Stoke-on-Trent local education authorities. Serco is one of Ofsted's three Regional Inspection Service Providers, responsible for school inspections in the English Midlands.
Leisure
Serco Leisure Operating Ltd. operates a number of leisure centres across the UK including Wet 'n' Wild in South Shields and the Manchester Aquatics Centre, the aquatic venue for the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester.
Information technology
Serco administers the publicly funded UK Business Link website. It won a five-year tender in 2007 to run the IT Infrastructure for the London Borough of Southwark.
Waste
Serco operates waste collection services for local councils.
Outside the UK
Drivers' licensing
Serco, through a purpose-made division Serco DES, holds a ten-year, $114 million contract with the Province of Ontario to operate the province's DriveTest driver examination centres. These tests include vision, road, and knowledge tests for all persons seeking to become a licensed automobile driver in the province.
Parking meter servicing
Serco has a contract with the City of Chicago, Illinois, to enforce parking meter regulations.
Health in the United States
In July 2013 Serco was awarded a $1.25 billion contract to manage the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Prisons and Justice
Serco runs partly privatised Hünfeld Prison in Hesse, Germany.
In Australia, Serco runs Acacia Prison in Western Australia and Borallon Correctional Facility in Queensland as well as the national contract for immigration detention centres, including Christmas Island and the Villawood detention centre in Sydney.
The Union of Christmas Island Workers highlighted the systemic failure by Serco to manage the Christmas Island Immigration Reception and Processing Centre. The centre detains a large number of refugees including 1,000 children. Under Serco, there has been an increase of deaths in custody, self-harm, and of Serco staff beating prisoners. As well, there has been a deterioration of facilities leading to the decline of the physical and the mental health of detainees and of staff. Ombudsman Allan Asher said on the Australian radio show AM, "In the first week of June when I visited Christmas Island, more than 30 incidents of self-harm by detainees held there were reported". Serco, in a staged memo leaked to The Australian, blamed the detainees for "creating a culture of self-harm", in order to use it as a "bargaining tool". The former manager of the Serco run detention centre stated the centre was grossly understaffed whereby it was "typically 15 staff members short every day".
In Auckland, New Zealand, Serco operated the Mount Eden remand prison and in March 2012 was awarded a contract to build and operate a 960-bed prison at Wiri. Serco was heavily criticized for the existence of 'fight clubs' within Mount Eden prison that were not investigated until after they became public knowledge on 16 July 2015 when footage emerged online and was reported by TVNZ. On 24 July 2015, Serco's contract to run the Mount Eden prison was revoked and operation was given back to the New Zealand Department of Corrections. Serco was ordered to pay $8 million to the New Zealand government as a result of problems at Mount Eden Prison while it was under Serco's management. The New Zealand government did not accept that this was a failure of governmental contracting and oversight. It brought in correctional officers from afar to provide adequate staffing at Mount Eden, and by December 2016 had spent NZ$2 million housing up to 40 of them in Auckland hotels.
Transport
From 1997, Serco ran Great Southern Rail in Australia. In March 2015, the business was sold to Allegro Funds.
Serco operates the Dubai Metro and Dubai Tram in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates. Serco formerly operated the Copenhagen Metro in Copenhagen, Denmark, with Ansaldo STS, until it sold its share with effect on 1 January 2008.
In Sydney, Serco has operated the Transport Info service since 1 July 2010.
It secured an eight-year contract in 2013 with its Swedish joint venture partner Strömma Tourism & Maritime (sv) to operate four Djurgården ferries on behalf of Stockholm County Council and public ferry company Waxholms Ångfartygs.
Offshore holdings in Mauritius
The 2017 Paradise Papers revealed that Appleby carried out a risk assessment of Serco and noted it had a "history of problems, failures, fatal errors and overcharging" and had faced allegations of fraud and cover-ups.
Anything look familiar on this helicopter? It's a Phoenix. This is even a part of their "Fire Services" division.
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Notice how he keeps positioning his hands?
Ronnie Coutts- Serco Fire Services - Youtube
They sure seem to like the color purple with a bit of yellow mixed in.
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SERCO Owns the World, Big Brother Watch - Youtube
SHOCKING Global Control System Exposed - Youtube
Serco = Serpent Company?
They partnered with this company in 2013 who's symbol is a Red Dragon.
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Cardiff Aviation partners with Serco to deliver painting services in South Wales
This company is undoubtedly the big player in the NWO agenda, connecting everything together under it's umbrella. If Trump is REALLY on OUR side, the people, he'll get rid of Serco's hold on America and the world if he can. If not, he's just another puppet.
I wonder what the significance of the drum set with the 50th on it is with the guitar smashed through it. Then there's still the Drone with the Amazon package, a bunch of other people I don't recognize including a picture of maybe a Frenchmen right next to the Singapore banner. Not sure who the black guy is behind Hilary and Merkel. Is that his hand above Putin's head? The woman in color between Putin and the Pied Piper. The Japanese (I think) man all the way in the back inbetween the black gentleman and the blonde Phoenix lady. The lady with the purple sash around her neck in between China and India. The guy directly to the right of her. Winston Churchill with the 2 fingers held up high in a bright blue suit and a red bow tie. And the white woman with glasses all the way on the right side, looking towards everything to the left. I think that's everything.
Anyone have any answers for these other people or other interpretations? Amazing how this was over 3 years ago and this stuff is coming true. I'm really starting to think that time travel or at least traveling to parallel universes is real.
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2018.08.01 22:38 s0ngsforthedeaf /r/Championship's Championship club by club season preview - part 1!

Part 2 here - Part 3 here - Part 4 here

On Friday at 8pm UK time, Reading and Derby County will kick off the 127th season of the English second division - also known as the Championship! 24 clubs will compete for 3 promotion spots to the Premier league (2 via automatic promotion and 1 via playoffs) and to avoid the 3 relegation spots to the third tier a.k.a League One.

Its looking like a really tight and competitive season. The league is absolutely full of ambitious player and managerial talent - the more time goes by the more it looks like a Premier League 2. If you want a competitive league with proper English football, that also has the spice of skilful players and forward thinking managers, it really is the place to go.

This is guide written by the fans who have come together on /Championship - an absolutely huge thanks to them. Do check out the sub, we try to keep it a good place to discuss the EFL, away from the rancid gloryhunting shithole that is /soccer (just kidding - I like this place). Lots going on, including a score predictor thread which is running all season.

This guide is in table order with the PL demoted sides first. Only 5 clubs today (because the Swansea one is a fucking novel and I can't fit any more in), the rest will be submitted tomorrow and Friday. Do bare in mind that not all the transfer news will be up to date as these guides were largely written a week ago. Point out to me if there are any clear errors with formatting or spelling.

Championship info, links and media

/Championship's 17/18 player of the season review

Season previews: The Guardian Sky Sports The Mirror
EFL focused podcasts: Not the Top 20 The Totally Football League Show
The 17/18 table - Wolves, Cardiff and Fulham went up. Barnsley, Burton and Sunderland went down. This season West Brom, Swansea and Stoke join from the PL and Wigan, Blackburn and Rotherham join from League 1.
These are the bookies' favourites for promotion (via Oddschecker):
Club Odds
Stoke 2.75
Middlesbrough 4
West Brom 4
Nottingham Forest 4.5
Leeds 4.75
Swansea 5
And relegation:
Club Odds
Rotherham 2.2
Bolton 2.25
Ipswich 4.5
Reading 5
QPR 6
Hull 6
How to watch in the UK: Live rights are owned by Sky Sports. They are upping the number of televised matches this season. Reading v Derby on Friday is televised. The weekly highlights show previously on Channel 5 is moving to Quest TV, which apparently is on Freeview.
How to watch abroad: Depends, but in most territories, the iFollow Service is available, which is £110 to watch all a single club's matches. Bargain. I think the clubs that aren't on iFollow have their own similar streaming services.
Check out club Youtube channels - quite a few of them post extended highlights now with their own commentary, including Derby, Norwich, Sheffield Wednesday, Brentford and more. (You may need VPN to watch if you're abroad.)

Swansea City by RafiakaMacakaDirk and my_knob_is_gr8

Location: Swansea, Wales
Nickname: Swans, The Jacks
Major honours: Football League Cup (2013), Championship Play-off Winner (2011), League One Winners (1925, 1949, 2008)
17/18 finishing postion: 18th (Premier League)
Transfermarkt squad value: €115.5 mil NOTE: This number is as of July 22nd, when we still have Mawson (€15 mil), A. Ayew (€15 mil), Bony (€10 mil), Clucas (€8 mil) and Fernandez (€8 mil), who are all pretty much expected to be sold, or loaned out, before the season starts. Without all of these players except Bony (who's injured for a while so it makes it unlikely he'll be sold soon), the squad value would be around €70 mil.
Manager: Graham Potter joined the Swans on 11th June 2018. In 2010, he became head coach of Östersund, who were in the fourth tier of Swedish football. 5 years later, he got the club promoted into the Swedish top flight and in 2017, they won Svenska Cupen which qualified them for the Europa League where they managed to get through the group stage. He’s been applauded for what he did at Östersund and the way he managed to build the club up from nothing. The year after his success in the Europa league he signed a 3 year contract with Swansea.
Potter is well respected by The Swans and after a few years of poor managerial and financial decisions his appointment is seen as a step in the right direction to bringing us back to our old ways of being a well-run club. Potter has been recognised for his "progressive" and "unconventional" coaching methods. At Östersund, he encouraged his players and staff to engage in community activities, such as performing in theatre and music productions which was designed to take them out of their comfort zone. Potter describes his style of football on the pitch as "tactically flexible, attacking, and possession-based". At Östersund, he deployed a flexible 3–5–2 formation centred on ball possession.
Best player(s)/ talisman:With many of our best players being rumoured with a move away what good players that remain at the start of the season is yet to be seen.
Alfie Mawson is probably our standout player. He’s been amazing for us since we got him and was a bargain at about £3m. He’s great in the air and is just an all round tank. Keeping him will be a huge boost for us and should be solid in the championship.
Federico "El Pajaro" Fernandez has also been strong at the back with Alfie. The pair played with each other for the majority of last season and together became a solid unit. We will most likely sell him to reduce wages though.
Jordan Ayew put in a great shift last season and was our top goal scorer. His work rate was immense and was able to drop back and defend when needed. He’s fast, able to beat a man and a decent finisher. Sadly all these players are transfer targets for other clubs and might not even be here at the start of the season. If we can keep a lot of our players we should have a decent season but who knows who'll be left by the end of the window…
Rising star: Swansea’s U23 had a great season last year and with Potter wanting a young and fresh squad, a handful have moved up into the first team.
Our standout youngster, Oliver McBurnie, joined Barnsley on loan in January last season where he went on to win a Championship player of the month award after 6 goals in 8 games and went on to win Barnsley’s Player of the year award. While only 22, he’s struggled to break into our first team but will most likely be our main striker for the coming season. Be on the lookout for his long legs, miniature shinpads and ridiculous sock length! LEGS LEGS LEGS!!!
Connor Roberts performed well at RB last season and adapted quickly to the premier league where he battled Kyle Naughton to be in the starting line up and did great when given the chance. Decent at going forward and professional at the back. Hopefully potter puts him ahead of Naughton.
What happened last season?: What Happened last season?: After our great escape the season before and with Paul Clement at the helm there was optimism that the 17/18 season could be our turning point where we start rebuilding 'The Swansea Way". How wrong we were.
After a disastrous transfer window where we sold Sigurdsson and never replaced him and started panic buying the week before the transfer window closed we were left an obvious hole in our team. We had no creativity in midfield and no one could kick the ball into the box to save their life. And just to rub it in further Renato Sanches turned out to be more disappointing than Bob Bradley. With the team sitting bottom of the table Clement was sacked in late December.
Then along came the wise talking Carlos Carvalhal who managed to rebuild the confidence the team had lost. Our results took a turn for the good, beating Liverpool, Arsenal, Burnley and West Ham consecutively at home. He pulled us out of the relegation zone and things were looking good. However, the good times were quickly followed by the bad times. Our form turned and we didn’t win a single one of our last 9 matches. We were quickly relegated after pitifully losing to both Southampton and Stoke in our last 2 games of the season.
Highlights (Or lowlights):
The pass by Renato Sanches that summed up his and our season
Swansea City 3-1 Arsenal
Summer transfer business (so far): At the end of last season, it was clear we needed several transfers, both in and out. However, this would all depend on the manager we got.
Yan Dhanda (Free, Liverpool): A 19 year-old Midfielder, Yan Dhanda left Liverpool this summer and joined the Swans in a free, before we even hired Graham Potter. At one time one of the most promosing youngsters in Liverpool's Academy, injuries slowed down his progress, and ultimately made him fall behind other players. Citing lack of first-team playing time, Dhanda decided to join us this summer in hopes of getting regular playing time in the senior squad. Through 3 pre-season games, Dhanda has been one of the brighest and most impressive players in the squad, even scoring a game-winning goal and smashing a penalty in a shootout against Genoa. With our current injuries and shenanigans involved in our midfield, Dhanda has a good chance of becoming a starter and hopefully guide our midfield during the season.
Jordi Govea (Free, Real Madrid): Another 19 year-old from Ecuador, Jordi was the first signing under Potter. Not much can be said about the lad, but this is what Real Madrid had as his bio:
Jordi is an Ecuadorian defender who possess three key qualities for a player in his position: he's skilful, is able to go past a player and has a good shot on him. He's left footed and is able to send in good crosses on the run.
With Martin Olsson currently as our starting LB, and Kyle Naughton as the backup, the hope is that Jordi can develop on our U-23 squad and hopefully move up to the senior squad in coming years. Also the only man I've seen do a medical while wearing jeans (https://twitter.com/SwansOfficial/status/1015251916132057089)
Joel Asoro (€2 mil., Sunderland): Yet another 19 year-old, a Swedish winger who has represented his country in the younger levels, he was Potter's first senior signing. With world-class speed, and some impressive skills, Asoro was able to score 3 goals and get 2 assists last season in 26 apperances for Sunderland. While these numbers may seem a bit disappointing, many of these games were sub appearances on a very dysfunctional team. Along with Dhanda, Asoro has been one of the most impressive players during preseason, constantly beating his man with either speed or skills, and whipping in good balls to Legs. At the current rate, Asoro appears to have a good chance of starting on the right wing spot, with Nathan Dyer and Luciano Narsingh backing him up.
Predicted starting XI: NOTE: This is gonna be assuming Mawson, A. Ayew, Clucas, and Fernandez are all sold by the start of the season. If by some reason they end up staying, they are pretty much guaranteed to start. Based on the pre-season games so far, a lineup looking like this would be plausible, with Rodon most likely to be replaced by a CB (possibly Scott McKenna) when we buy one. Our second unit is looking something like this.
Best case scenario: Graham Potter is able to motivate and make sure our senior players (Fer, Carroll, etc.) stay fit, along with our youngsters being able to make an impact as expected, and also we retain Mawson, Fernandez, and Clucas, we can finish in the top 2 and get promoted automatically.
Worst case scenario: Our worst case scenario, and something many of us fear of happening, consists of primarily 3 things. 1. Graham Potter isn't given enough time to build an identity with our squad and is sacked by the midway point of the season by the greedy, dumb American owners. . 2. We end up not replacing the players we sold properly like last summer, therefore having a squad with holes everywhere and no chemistry. 3. Our youngsters such as Asoro, McBurnie, Dhanda and company don't pan out and progress at all, thefore becoming mediocre players. This would all culminate in us looking like Sunderland, and making relegation a probability.
Prediction: Realistically I see us selling Mawson and company in the last days before the season starts and not replacing them properly until later on. Because of this, as well as our current injuries with Fer and Clucas, I can see us initially struggling to build an identity but over time, we will start playing like Potter wants us and finishing the season strongly.
8th place, missing the play-offs by 4 points
What will happen to your closest rivals?: The scum that is known as Cardiff City will break the record for lowest points ever accumulated in a Premier League season, getting 5 points all from draws, and will therefore get relegated with 17 games to spare.

West Bromwich Albion by Joelwba

Location: The Hawthorns, West Bromwich, West Midlands
Nickname: The Baggies, The Throstles
Major honours: 1x League title, 1x League Cup, 5x FA Cup
17/18 finishing postion: 20th in Premier League (relegated)
Transfermarkt squad value: £101.16m
Manager: Darren Moore or Big Dave as he's known to Albion fans. A club icon as a player in the early 2000s, he returned to look after our U23 squad before being promoted to assistant manager by Alan Pardew in January. Following the end of Pardew's horrific reign, Moore took temporary charge with Albion facing inevitable relegation. He led us to wins over Newcastle, Spurs, Man Utd and a draw with Liverpool, somehow taking our futile battle for survival to the final week of the season. Following this he earned the head coach role permanently. Moore is loved among the Albion faithful, largely due to his reputation as a player here. He heavily favours a 4-4-2 formation and at the back end of last season, tended to soak up pressure and play on the counter attack. It will be interesting to see how his approach differs in a league where we are one of the favourites, not fighting to survive (hopefully)
Best player(s)/ talisman: It's an interesting situation for Albion currently. There are plenty of Premier League quality players still in the squad. A lot depends on if they are picked off before the deadline shuts. Chris Brunt is a club stalwart and likely to be reappointed as captain. He is adored by the fans and in my opinion will be an incredible asset in the championship. His set pieces alone will bring 10+ goals to the side. Kieran Gibbs is a high quality player who appears to be set to stay and should make a big difference. Jay Rodriguez, Craig Dawson, Salomon Rondon and Nacer Chadli should all make a big difference in this division IF they stay. In all honesty I expect to lose a few of the above. Sam Johnstone appears to be an astute signing to replace the outgoing Ben Foster.
Rising star: Sam Field he's one of our own! He looked completely at home against some of the top Premier League sides last campaign. A box-to-box midfielder, he's full of energy and looks so comfortable on the ball. I expect him to be a major part of our side this season, having just signed a new long-term deal.
Kyle Edwards is an exciting attacking midfielder who has been impressing in pre-season. He may have a part to play following a loan spell at Exeter last campaign.
Jonathon Leko looked like a potential world-beater when he first came through a couple of years back. A lightning quick winger full of tricks. A loan spell at Bristol City and limited appearances later he seems to be losing his way. Will be an interesting one to watch.
Finally, the enigma that is Olly Burke. After signing with us last summer for £15m, he failed to impress any of the four managers we had over the season. He looks exciting when he comes on, without any end product so far, and was unfairly blamed for a loss at West Ham by Alan 'Coward' Pardew. We all know the talent he's got. Hopefully we can see it this season.
What happened last season?: Let's not talk about it... We finally escaped the stranglehold of Tony Pulis, only to opt for the human joke that is Alan Pardew and duly hurtled towards relegation. Four of our players stole a taxi and then played (and lost) the following weekend.
Pardew was sacked about 3 months too late, and Moore took over, restoring pride with some notable wins over Man Utd and Spurs.
This season we also lost the great Cyrille Regis, and the outpouring of emotion and the coming together of the club during the weeks after his passing was something special.
Summer transfer business (so far): We started by releasing Claudio Yacob, Boaz Myhill and Gareth McAuley. Yacob and McAuley will be greatly missed but it is perhaps the right time for them to go.
Jonny Evans departed for Leicester for a cut-price £3m, Ben Foster left for Watford and James McClean has departed for Stoke City.
Sam Johnstone has been bought in to replace Foster, with Jonathon Bond arriving as backup. Kyle Bartley has joined from Swansea City and it appears that Harvey Barnes will soon be arriving on loan from Leicester.
Finally, James Morrison is currently out of contract but still with the club. His future is uncertain.
I am very happy with Johnstone and Bartley. It has been a quiet window for Albion so far but that is largely a good thing. The squad is packed with Premier League talent and the window is more about keeping hold of them.
There is major interest in Dawson and Rondon, along with interest in Rodriguez, Hegazi and Chadli. If any of the above go, then we would need to replace. Otherwise I would be happy with another striker and another CB.
It is also worth mentioning that every player in the Albion side suffered a 50% wage cut upon relegation which means that we are financially sound despite relegation, but may lead to more big names leaving.
Predicted starting XI: This is my best attempt. It will undoubtedly be 4-4-2. We may see Nyom in at right back and perhaps Barry in for Field.
Obviously about half of this side could leave, so we shall see.
Best case scenario: The bulk of the side remains and the quality in the side shines through as we breeze to automatic promotion.
Worst case scenario: The better players leave or do not put the effort in. Moore cannot transfer his great start into his first full season in management. We become embroiled in a relegation battle
Prediction: It will be somewhere in the middle. I'd like to think we'll go up automatically but I think play-offs are more likely. 6th
What will happen to your closest rivals?: Villa won't go down but will settle into mid-table, despite the recent takeover.
I think Wolves will do well in the PL, although I don't know how long Nuno will last before a big club comes in.

Stoke City by mrmariomaster

Location: Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire
Nickname: The Potters
Stadium: bet365 Stadium, 30,089 seats
Major honours: 1972 League Cup
17/18 finishing position: 19th, Premier League
Squad value: £127.8 million
Manager: Gary Rowett signed from Derby in May. His honest attitude has brought lots of optimism to fans, who are looking forward to an overhaul of the Club. His style of play seems to change based on the squad he has available.
Best Player: Joe Allen was vital to the Club last season, giving us hope that we would avoid relegation. His massive new contract signed this summer shows how loyal and committed to the Club he is, and will be a vital player this season.
Rising star: Tom Edwards is a local lad who has won the Under 18 Player of the Year award twice in the Club. In the latter parts of last season he played some good first team football.
What happened last season: A pathetic attempt at a season that had been coming for a while under Mark Hughes. Paul Lambert was appointed in January, but a win rate of just 2 in 15 matches wasn’t enough for him to keep his job and miss out on the million pound bonus offered to him.
Transfer business so far: So far this has been a decent transfer window. Peter Etebo had an amazing World Cup for Nigeria and Benik Afobe looks really promising. Adam Federici has also been appointed to replace Lee Grant. Xherdan Shaqiri has left along with a few players like Stephen Ireland and Glen Johnson who will not be missed. Badou Ndiaye also looks to be on his way out, but it looks like Jack Butland will stay with us, which is massive. Perhaps most surprising are the new contracts signed by our 2 best players last season, Joe Allen and Moritz Bauer.
Predicted Line up: Here is our predicted squad. I’m not sure what formation we will have. EDIT: This is a new version, complete with our rumoured new signings and in the right formation.
Best case scenario: Stoke will finish top with an all-time Championship points record.
Worst case scenario: A mediocre start to the season will see Rowett sacked and Stoke with a disappointing mid-table finish.
Prediction: I think with our squad and our new manager, we will finish 1st.
What will happen to our closest rivals? Port Vale will be relegated to the Vanarama National League.

Aston Villa by trueschoolalumni

Location: Villa Park, Trinity Rd, Birmingham B6 6HE
Nickname: The Villans, The Villa, Prince William's Club, David "Twat" Cameron's Second Club.
Major honours: 7 First Division wins, 7 FA Cups, 5 League Cups, 1 European Cup, 1 European Super Cup, 1 Intertoto Cup
17/18 finishing postion: 4th
Transfermarkt squad value: £67.77m and dropping fast
Manager: Steve Bruce (for now). Former Man Utd playing legend who's been a fixture of English football for decades. He joined Villa in 2016 after successful runs at Hull, Sunderland (yes they were good once) and Birmingham City. A bit of a promotion specialist, he's taken Championship clubs up to the Premier League 4 times in the past and just missed out last season, losing 1-0 to Fulham in the Playoff Final. Tactically, he's fairly old school who prefers 4-4-2 or a 4-1-4-1, usually involving a big man up top. Fun fact: while managing Huddersfield in 1999 he wrote three novels, "Striker!", "Sweeper!" and "Defender!", which focus on main character Steve Barnes, a football manager. Barnes solves crime and takes on terrorists, and the books have become prized rarities. The Guardian's Football Weekly podcast managed to get a copy and read out some of the copy - suitably awful.
Best player(s)/ talisman: There's only one Jack Grealish. A Villa boy through and through, he's been with the club since 2001 (aged 6), and made his way into the first team in the 2013-14 season. He's been the centre of controversy a few times, most notably getting on the beers and passing out on a Tenerife street. Playing as a number 10, his quick feet and dribbling skills provide a number of goals and assists, as well as fouls. He probably went down a bit too easily when first in the Premier League, but time in the gym has noticeably toughened him up and he's a much more solid player as a result. One of the better players in the Championship, and due to Villa's abject finances, a transfer target for the likes of Leicester.
Rising star: Keinan Davis could possibly be it, potentially Andre Green and Rushian Hepburn-Murphy as well.
What happened last season?: Have you ever walked into a casino, spotted the roulette table and popped £10,000 on red? It's a bold strategy, Cotton. Let's see if it pays off. You've doubled your money if you win, but look like a right git if you lose. Villa figured this was a good way to approach 2017-18: spend millions on players, get in lots of loans, gamble everything on achieving promotion. After a so-so start, Bruce got the team playing well, stringing together a number of wins and moving through the playoff spots. Unfortunately they ran into a few teams playing out of their skin - champions Wolves ran away with the league and boasted a squad that included several Champions League players. Neil Warnock's Cardiff couldn't stop winning and grabbed the second automatic promotion. In the playoff final Villa came up against a Ryan Sessegnon-led Fulham and were just pipped at the post 1-0.
Summer transfer business (so far): It's one-way traffic, due to absolutely abysmal finances. Loan spells for Lewis Grabban, Robert Snodgrass, Josh Onomah and Sam Johnstone have all ended, which is almost the spine of the team (Johnstone in particular - he was arguably the best keeper in the Championship and personally bagged a number of wins). Plus clubs are circling to pick off whatever assets we have left (eg. Jack Grealish, James Chester). With no prospect of anyone new coming in, it looks like the youth academy will be getting a lot more game time.
Predicted starting XI: Possibly this, but half these players could be gone before the first match.
Best case scenario: Mid-table anonymity would have to be best case - Villa are a mess and could go down this time around.
Worst case scenario: Our finances are the real issue - they are dire. Villa need to find £9 million this month to avoid going into administration. Owner "Dr." Tony Xia is a billionaire, apparently, but tax bills went unpaid and the question remains if he's able to support the club as generously as he has in the past. Administration, points deductions and potentially relegation to League One are all real possibilities right now. It's not looking good.
Prediction: Due to financial irregularities in the 23 clubs above us, Villa will get into the Champions League and take out the likes of Atletico, Bayern and Real Madrid on the way to our second European Cup. "Taylor, Green, prepared to venture down the left. There's a good ball played in for Jack Grealish. Oh, it must be and it is! It's Keinan Davis!"
What will happen to your closest rivals?: Unfortunately the Scum managed to avoid League One in the final rounds of the season. Here's hoping they go one better. Agbonlahor to re-sign for one game: the Derby. And score the winner, again.

Middlesbrough by OneSmallHuman

Location: The Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough
Founded: 1876
Nickname: The Boro (Or just Boro)
Major honours: The League cup 2003-2004 season
17/18 finishing position: 5th
Transfermarkt squad value: 79.34m
Manager: Tony Pulis became manager of us in late December 2017, replacing the sacked Garry Monk after a pretty lacklustre few months of the campaign (despite where our league position was). Pulis is known in England for being the man that is never relegated when in charge of someone in the top flight. We are all aware of Tony Pulis' style of football. You start by having a strong and massive defence and maximise your use of set pieces to gain an advantage. Pulis is a lover of all set piece plays, whether that is crossing the ball in from a corner or free kick, or launching a ball into the box from a throw in, they're all in his arsenal of weapons. 'Pulisball' as it is pretty much known. Pulis has achieved promotion from the championship once before with Stoke, and I hope he achieves it again with us this season
Best player(s)/ rising star: I mean, where else do I begin. Adama Traore. Arguably the best player in the championship on his day and is one of the most frightening dribblers in English football, maybe even world football. The winger is known for his speed and dribbling ability although is usually criticised for his lack of end product. Before last season I would've agreed, however 5 goals and 10 assists, with all but 2 assists coming before Pulis' arrival show the progression of the Spanish winger.
As for other members of the squad, Ben Gibson, the prodigal son. Boro through and through he's progressed into a commanding centre half with the ability to play out from the back thanks to Karanka. He gained attention and emerged as one of the few given credit after our disappointing premier league campaign but was only the subject of one bid upon our relegation, from now manager Tony Pulis. It remains to be seen whether he'll be here come the first game of the season, but I hope he will be.
As for future stars, Dael Fry, already has played 2 championship campaigns for us and looks as assured as a veteran of the game. Another centre half produced by our academy and he is being played in cdm this pre-season by Pulis, to add to his versatility. Hopefully a standout season for him, especially if Gibson does end up leaving. Finally, yes, he does always look as confused as images of him show.
What happened last season?: Well, the first half of the season was tragic under Monk. We played really poor football at times and looked like we hadn't defended a day in our lives. There was also no consistency in the team, we'd win one game then lose the next. A key theme under both managers however, was our inability to beat those around us in the table. After Pulis' appointment the results picked up and it ended with us finishing 5th in the table. We ultimately lost in the playoff semi finals to Aston Villa but honestly, we didn't think we'd even be in the top half around Christmas.
Summer transfer business (so far): Just the three deals to talk about so far. We've acquired Paddy McNair from Sunderland who looks like a decent player. He's been utilised in right back and midfield during pre-season so it looks like they'll be his positions for the season. I imagine he'll play alongside Clayts and Howson in a midfield three.
Aden Flint was signed from Bristol City and I think I'm in the minority when I say I don't like how much we paid for him. Obviously the man is a Pulis player but I'm a bit unsure about his defensive ability. That being said he's looked strong during pre-season and I'm sure Pulis will get the best out of him. Fabio departed our club for Nantes so we'll need more full back cover.
As for the rest of the window, I expect Gibson to leave but will be delighted if he doesn't. One of our strikers will also leave and Braithwaite should follow after his decent World Cup performances. We'll probably bring in a striker and a winger and hopefully hold onto Adama. That'd be a successful window in my eyes.
Predicted starting XI: My best guess The only other guess I could make is that Gibson might leave and then Ayala would start, but he's injured at this point in time. Britt might play over Gestede too if Pulis is feeling fancy.
Best case scenario: It has to be top of the pile right? It's not out of the question to imagine us up there and if everything clicks then we've got a chance. A defence that scores more than some teams' strikers, Adama channelling his inner Messi and finding consistency, Rudy/Britt/Bamford scoring for fun. It could be carnage.
Worst case scenario: I can't see us finishing outside the playoffs, if we did then that would be gut-wrenching. But if we did then that would most certainly be the worst. Realistically, it'd be losing in the playoffs... again, and if it were in the final again then god help me. Although saying this, now losing Bamford and maybe Traore will be a worst case scenario in itself, definitely if they're not replaced.
Prediction: Have to be confident, although it always kills me. 1st or 2nd. Tony Pulis and his nice white trainers carry us to the promise land. That being said, we never do it the easy way.
Best Match of Last Season Sorry Leeds fans, but it had to be. "Hattrick Bamford" as our Twitter account tweeted, 3-0 against Leeds with Adama running the show. Leeds clearly found some positive from the game as they're set to sign him off us. This was the sign of what we should've done more last season. Showed what Paddy could've been too if given an even more extended period in Striker by himself. Oh well.
What will happen to your closest rivals?: Who even are our closest rivals in this league? We're in geographical purgatory. Can't say Sunderland anymore so what? Leeds? Bielsa either turns them into the well oiled machine they hope for or he succumbs to the old Leeds ways and is sacked by December. As for the Mackems, probably promoted from League 1.
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2018.07.29 15:24 Oblique9043 The Economist 2015 Cover Predictions and Serco

Everyone needs to keep in mind at all times that the symbol of the Illuminati is the PHOENIX. It's colors are Purple, Red and Gold. It is associated with and the Sun. It represents immortality through death and rebirth. Dragons, Eagles and Falcons will sometimes be used as alternative symbols to represent the Phoenix to try and hide it.

Cover of The Economist - The World in 2015
Anything bolded in brackets is my own added commentary. [EXAMPLE]
The Economist 2015 Cover is Filled With Cryptic Symbols and Dire Predictions
January 8, 2015
I wouldn’t normally dedicate an entire article analyzing the cover of a publication, but this isn’t any publication. It is The Economist and it is directly related to the world elite. It is partly owned by the Rothschild banking family of England and its editor-in-chief, John Micklethwait, attended several times to the Bilderberg Conference – the secretive meeting where the world’s most powerful figures from the world of politics, finance business, and media discuss global policies. The outcome of those meetings is totally secret. It is, therefore, safe to say that the people at The Economist know things that most people don’t. For this reason, its “2015 prediction” cover is rather puzzling.
The bleak and sinister cover features political figures, fictional characters and pop culture icons that will surely make the news in 2015. However, most importantly, it also includes several drawings that are extremely symbolic and allude to important elements of the elite’s Agenda. Here’s the cover :
At first glance, we see political figures like Obama and Putin, references to the Rugby cup and the new Spider-Man movie. But a closer look reveals a plethora of disturbing elements. Here are some of them.
Two-Faced Globe
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[Just like the Double Headed Phoenix of Russia, Trump's and the Scottish Rite Freemanon's Coat of Arms]
One side of the globe gazes stoically towards the West while the other side appears irate. Does this represent a confrontation between the East and the West? The cover features a few other symbols referring to the “rise of the East”. What’s more unsettling is that immediately under that angry globe, are pictured a mushroom cloud (the kind that happens after a nuclear bomb goes off) and a spy satellite launching into space.
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[The NASA spy satellite could represent Trump's Space Force. We're going to drop a nuke on North Korea or Iran]
The Color of the Faces
Take a closer look at the faces of the personalities featured on the cover. Some of them are in full color while others are in black and white. Why is that?
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Among those in black in white are Putin, Merkel, Obama, Hilary Clinton and David Cameron. Among those in color are David Blaine, a young person holding a “Singapore” banner (Singapore is the host of the 2015 SEA games) and a random guy wearing virtual reality equipment. A quick compilation of this data reveals that those in black and white appear to be part of the elite (including the ISIS guy who probably works for them) and those in color are “outsiders”. Is this how the elite perceives the world?
Pied Piper
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The presence of the Pied Piper on this 2015-themed cover is downright unsettling. The Pied Piper of Hamelin is a German legend about a man who used his magical flute to lure away the children of the city of Hamelin, never to be seen again.
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The Pied Piper leads the children out of Hamelin. Illustration from Robert Browning’s “The Pied Piper of Hamelin”
This folkloric figure dating from the Middle-Ages is said to represent either massive death by plague or catastrophe, or a movement of massive immigration. It also perfectly represents today’s youth being “lured” and mystified by the “music” of mass media. Conveniently enough, there’s a small boy right under Piper’s flute.
[Pied Piper is obviously Trump/Putin. Leading people into their deaths as well as the child separation thing at the border]
Clueless Boy
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Right under the Pied Piper, we see a young boy with a dumbfounded look on his face. He is watching a game called “Panic”. The words “Federal Reserve” and “Chi” (which probably stands for China) are on top while the words “Green light!” and “sis!” (which probably stands for “Isis!” or “Crisis!”) are at the bottom. The little boy watches as this twisted game of Plinko unfolds the same way the clueless masses watch powerlessly while various events unfold on mass media. As the name of the game states, the ultimate goal is to cause Panic around the world as crises are almost randomly generated by those who control the game. And that’s on a magazine cover owned by the Rothschilds.
[Trump is poised to try and take over the Federal Reserve and China could dump our bonds just like Russia is doing while his supporters look on like the "Clueless Boy"]
Crop-O-Dust
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In front of Putin is a small aircraft on which is written Crop-O-Dust. This refers to the concept of crop dusting which is “the process of spraying crops with powdered insecticides or fungicides from an aircraft.” Right under the helicopter is a kid … eating something. Unsettling.
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Sitting right under the crop-o-dust, this kid is eating a heavily processed package of noodles. Is he ingesting the poison that was spread by the aircraft?
China
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A panda bear wearing a China-flag Speedo while flexing its muscles is a rather clear way of portraying the fact that China is gaining power. Next to it is a sumo wrestler holding a big battery on which the polarities (+ and -) are clearly indicated. Are they alluding to a switch in polarity in world power from the West to the East?
[This is definitely happening right now]
Ghost
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Emerging from behind Obama’s leg is a ghost reading a magazine entitled “Holiday”. Why is this ghost, which represents a dead person, planning a vacation? Does it represent the fact that the masses will be so impoverished that the only time they’ll be on a holiday is when they’re dead? Does it relate to the countless people who died while traveling in the past months? Creepy.
Turtle
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Standing in front of everything else, gazing right into our souls is a turtle with emphasis lines around its shell. What does it represent? Will turtles make a huge comeback in 2015? Probably not.
An angry tortoise is the symbol of the Fabian Society, an extremely powerful organization that has been working for over a century towards to formation of a single world government.
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The motto of the Fabian Society is “When I strike, I strike hard”.
The philosophy behind Fabian socialism is basically the blueprint of what we call today the New World Order.
The Fabian Society is a very old group originating in England in 1884, with the purpose of forming a single, global socialist state. They get their name from the Roman general Fabius, who used carefully planned strategies to slowly wear down his enemies over a long period of time to obtain victory. “Fabian Socialism” uses incremental change over a long period of time to slowly transform a state as opposed to using violent revolution for change. It is essentially socialism by stealth. Their original emblem was a shield with a wolf in sheep’s clothing holding a flag with the letters F.S. Today the international symbol of the Fabian Society is a turtle, with the motto below: “When I strike, I strike hard.” – The Fabian Society, The Weather Eye
The Fabian Society used to openly advocate a scientifically planned society and supported eugenics by way of sterilization. Its original logo was a wolf in sheep’s clothing … But I guess that was not the best way to conceal the wolf from the masses.
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The original logo of the Fabian Society was a wolf in sheep's clothing.
Bringing forth a global system through small incremental changes is exactly what the world elite is currently doing. This is probably why there’s an angry tortoise on the cover of this Bilderberg-connected publication – standing in front of the chaos behind it.
11.3 and 11.5
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The lower right side of the cover features some more cryptic symbols. There’s a pile of dirt on the ground and two arrows on which are inscribed 11.5 and 11.3. Are those dates to remember? Why are they next to a pile of dirt? If you look up these figures as coordinates, they point to somewhere in Nigeria. Displaying numbers that can only be truly understood by “those in the know” is one of the occult elite’s favorite hobbies.
Standing in front of the dirt is Alice in Wonderland looking upwards towards the Cheshire Cat.
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This iconic cat is known for disappearing entirely, leaving only visible its creepy grin. We, therefore, see another allusion to a world of fantasy, illusion, and deceit as perceived by Alice – a representative of the masses. Along with the somewhat unnecessary inclusion of David Blaine – a magician – the cover mixes real-world events with illusions.
Other notable symbols on this cover include a piggy bank flying from James Cameron’s pockets; A model wearing an Alexander McQueen creation (the elite’s favorite designer who died in strange circumstances) and an Asian officer wearing a facemask to protect him from a deadly disease.
2015 seems great, doesn’t it?
In Conclusion
The Economist is not a random newspaper that publishes quirky 2015 predictions to sell a few additional copies. It is directly connected to those who shape global policies and who make sure that they are applied. The publication is partly owned by the Rothschild banking family of England and its editor regularly attends Bilderberg meetings. In other words, The Economist is connected to those who have the means and the power to make “predictions” a reality.
The 2015-themed cover basically reflects the overall Agenda of the elite and is peppered with cryptic symbols that appear to be included for “those in the know”. And the masses, like Alice watching the Cheshire Cat disappear, will focus on illusions while the wolf in sheep’s clothing will strike … and strike hard.
Keep in mind that this was posted in January of 2015, 3 and a half years ago, and almost all of it is happening right now.
Some things the author of the article couldn't have known, you notice how Obama is wearing a deep blue suit with a red tie? When has he ever worn that? But you know who does?
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Merkel and Putin standing side to side with Merkel doing the supposed Illuminati hand signal, just like Trump does all the time.
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Apparently she's made this "her" hand signal and a signal that Germany is in good hands...
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Trump does this all the time.
Why Are Trump’s Hands Always Making the Symbol for ‘Vagina’?
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The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi on the far right. He is a big proponent of AI and the Transhumanism agenda. As well as being one the leaders to ushering in the use of blockchain for all sorts of things.
PM Modi Pitches For Usage Of AI and Blockchain In Agriculture
“India’s youth can lead a revolutionary movement using AI and blockchain technologies with a value addition,” PM Narendra Modi said during a convocation ceremony held recently at Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, Jammu.
“With blockchain technology, this problem can also be controlled. Through a real-time monitoring of the supply chain, the technology can bring in transparency in the agricultural trade — starting from the production process to making it available for the farmers as products can be examined at every stage.”
“This will have a complete network comprising farmers, processing units, regulatory authorities and consumers. Because one affiliated to this chain can keep an eye on this, therefore, the scope of corruption will also be reduced. Most importantly, this will check the mischievous acts of the middlemen and the harvest will not go wasted,” PM Modi said.
G20 Countries Eye For Cryptocurrency AML Regulation Standards By October 2018
After the G20 watchdog the Financial Stability Board (FSB) recently submitted its report to the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors on the work of the FSB and standard-setting bodies on crypto-assets, the G20 nations now plan to bring in the cryptocurrency market under the purview of international AML standards, said an official statement released during a meeting in Buenos Aires recently.
The G20 forum, in which India is a prominent member, plans to apply the anti-money laundering (AML) regulatory standards for the cryptocurrency sector by October this year.
For its part, the FSB has already developed a framework in collaboration with the Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures (CPMI), to monitor the financial stability implications of developments in crypto-asset markets. The report published recently sets out the metrics that the FSB will use to monitor crypto-asset markets as part of its ongoing assessment of vulnerabilities in the financial system.
As per the statement, members agreed to the implementation of the FATF standards and have asked the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) – an international body of 37 nations – to clarify in October 2019 how its standards apply to crypto-assets.
Iran Turns To Cryptocurrency Post The US Sanctions
As the US President Donald Trump recently took a U-turn from the multi-nation Iran-US-EU nuclear deal and announced fresh Iran-related sanctions which might curb Iran’s oil business, Iran is reportedly working on its cryptocurrency to bypass the new economic sanctions posed by the US.
Iran government’s official news channel PressTV reported quoting the department’s deputy head in charge of investment affairs Alireza Daliri that a fiat cryptocurrency development project is ongoing in cooperation with the Central Bank of Iran.
“We are trying to prepare the grounds to use a domestic digital currency in the country,” stated Daliri.
Canada wants to help India lead 'blockchain revolution'
Blockchain Technology used to record 50 Million DNA data in India
Notice the woman with the Phoenix on her head? Gold wings with purple in them. A nest with eggs right in the center of her forehead.
Putin has sunglasses on as a way to hide from something I think and he and Obama/Trump both have red ties on symbolizing unity I'm thinking.
Does anyone know who the two guys looking over Obama's shoulders are? That seems significant but I don't know who they are.
See the drawing of a Chinese man hiding behind the Singapore banner? The North Korea situation anyone? Especially with David Blaine right in front of it.
It looks like Hillary and Putin are looking at each other and that's why Putin has sun glasses on. Putin has sort of a sly smirk on his face and Hillary's is pretty expressive. I think they all wanted Trump to get elected. Even in those DNC hacked emails they said their strategy was to make Trump the guy they ran against. Even referred to him as a "Pied Piper Candidate". Which is why Obama told everyone to stand down when they realized that Russia was hacking us.
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The Pied Piper is right next to Putin for a reason and the fish coming from behind his legs? Those are Christians. Jesus told his disciples to be fishers of men.
The leader of China seems to be pretty aligned with Obama/Trump. Which makes sense because the infamous Steele Dossier says that Trump and his team didn't care much about the Russia stuff because then people won't be looking into his other business dealings like those with China.
I'm really curious about the football shaped Earth that looks like its about to be punted away. Hope that doesn't mean what I think it means. Maybe its an egg in a nest just like the Phoenix lady with the nest in the middle of her forehead?
The fact that the Cheshire cat and the Ghost looking at a vacation magazine are coming from behind Obama/Trump is really interesting and just shows that it's all just an illusion. Not sure what the ghost represents. Maybe the Holy Ghost?
Then there's a big vehicle right behind India and China's legs (mostly India's). I wonder if that means they'll be taken out somehow.
What looks like 2 Islamic terrorists, one in the back holding up an AK and one on the left looking through some binoculars to the west, seem to be reminding us that they're still here, watching us, waiting to strike. Are they waiting for the "green light" that is under the Planco Panic game? I wonder if the conspiracy theory about the White Helmets is true and the real reason they got evacuated so quickly from Syria by Israel and other allied nations was so they could be relocated to where they need to be when the power gets cut off.
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This is the portrait on the bottom right corner of the cover.
La belle ferronnière - Wikipedia
La belle ferronnière is a portrait of a lady, usually attributed to Leonardo da Vinci, in the Louvre. It is also known as Portrait of an Unknown Woman. The painting's title, applied as early as the seventeenth century, identifying the sitter as the wife or daughter of an ironmonger (a ferronnier), was said to be discreetly alluding to a reputed mistress of Francis I of France, married to a certain Le Ferron. The tale is a romantic legend of revenge in which the aggrieved husband intentionally infects himself with syphilis, which he passes to the king through infecting his wife.
Leonardo's Lady with an Ermine, has also been known by this name. This was once believed to be a portrait of Cecilia Gallerani—one of the mistresses of Lodovico 'il Moro' Sforza, Duke of Milan.[1] The narrative and the title were applied to Lady with an Ermine when it was in Princess Czartoryski's collection, and became confused with "La Belle Ferronniere" by the presence in this image also of a jewel worn on a delicate chain across the forehead, called a ferronnière.
Not sure really what that means. Maybe Trump will get syphilis from banging all these Playboy models.
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That vehicle that looks like a rocket, aside from having the flag of Great Britain on it, has a bunch of company names. One of which is called Serco. Apparently, they are involved in a lot of shady shit.
Serco - The Biggest Company You've Never Heard Of - Youtube
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serco
Serco Group plc is a British provider of public services with headquarters based in Hook, Hampshire. Serco operates in six sectors of public service provision: Health, Transport, Justice, Immigration, Defence, and Citizens Services.
It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index. The majority of Serco's turnover is generated from UK operations, but the company also operates in Continental Europe, the Middle East, the Asia Pacific region and North America.
UK operations
Border security
Serco operates the National Border Targeting Centre for UK Visas and Immigration and provides the carrier gateway—the interface between carriers and the agency.
Work and pensions
Serco is contracted to the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to provide telephone advice on behalf of DWP to recipients of Support for Mortgage Interest (SMI), which ends in April 2018.
Transport
Serco operates the Santander Cycles scheme (for Transport for London) and the NorthLink Ferries Northern Isles lifeline ferry service in Scotland. Serco also has a joint venture with Abellio, the international arm of Dutch national rail operator Nederlandse Spoorwegen, to operate passenger trains in the UK. Serco-Abellio has a 25-year concession for Merseyrail in Liverpool until 2028 and operated the Northern Rail franchise from December 2004 until March 2016. Serco's Home Affairs division, run by Tom Riall, also operates speed camera systems throughout the UK and, until November 2013, designed, wrote and tested the software that controls the matrix message signs, signals, emergency roadside telephones (SOS) and traffic monitoring on England's motorway network including, until 2011,[20] the National Traffic Control Centre. It previously operated the Docklands Light Railway.
On 31 March 2015, Serco commenced a 15-year contract to operate the Caledonian Sleeper between London and Scotland.
Science
Serco managed the UK's National Physical Laboratory until 2015 and also provides IT Services, Industrial Support and Cryogenic Operations Support and Maintenance at CERN. Serco also was part of a consortium running the National Nuclear Laboratory under contract, until October 2013.
Prisons and justice
In Britain Serco supplies electronic tagging devices for offenders and asylum seekers. Serco, as well as its rival G4S, was accused of overcharging the Ministry of Justice on its contract to tag offenders. The firm issued a profit warning for 2014 as a result of the costs of becoming embroiled in an electronic tagging scandal. Serco repaid £68.5 million to the government for its overcharging on the contract. In May 2014 a Survation poll for campaign group We Own It, found that 63% of respondents thought Serco should be banned from bidding for any new public contracts after the firm was investigated for overcharging on government contracts.
It runs four prisons, a Young Offenders Institution and a Secure Training Centre. It has also operated two Immigration Removal Centres since 2007. Serco is also responsible for the contracted-out court escort services in the south-east area (formerly a role undertaken by HM Prison Service).
In September 2013, Serco was accused of extensive sexual abuse coverups of immigrants at Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre prison in Bedfordshire, England In August 2014, Serco was criticised for using immigrant detainees as cheap labour, with some being paid as little as £1 per hour. The decision to give the firm a new £70 million eight-year contract to run Yarl's Wood has been criticised. Natasha Walter, of Women for Refugee Women, said "Serco is clearly unfit to manage a centre where vulnerable women are held and it is unacceptable the government continues to entrust Serco with the safety of women who are survivors of sexual violence."
Defence
Serco held defence contracts in 2004, including the UK Government's contract for the maintenance of the Ballistic Missile Early Warning System at RAF Fylingdales; contracts are also held for the operation and maintenance of RAF Brize Norton, RAF Halton, RAF Northolt[39] and RNAS Culdrose in the UK and RAF Ascension Island in the mid-Atlantic. Serco also provides support services to garrisons in Australia. Serco also manages many aspects of operations at the Defence College of Management and Technology in Shrivenham. Serco is one of three partners in the consortium which manages the Atomic Weapons Establishment. Serco also has a 15-year contract worth £400 million to provide facilities management services to the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl).
Serco Marine Services is responsible for fleet support at the three main UK naval bases, HMNB Portsmouth, HMNB Devonport and HMNB Clyde.
Aviation
Serco provides air traffic control services at international airports in the United Arab Emirates and at some smaller airports in the United States and Canada. Starting in 2004 Serco had a £5m a year contract from the US government to manage airports in Iraq for 18 months.[49] Serco also operate Scatsta Airport on Shetland. In June 2010 Serco signed a £4 million contract to operate all air traffic control services for Coventry Airport.
Health
Serco provide facilities management services at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, Leicester Royal Infirmary, Wishaw General Hospital and at Plymouth's Derriford Hospital.
The company had the contract for out-of-hours GP services in Cornwall from which it withdrew in December 2013 after the company left the county short of doctors. The company also said it would stop running Braintree hospital in Essex as it pulled out of managing GP services and large hospitals.
In health services, Serco's difficulties include the poor handling of pathology labs and fatal errors in patient records. At St Thomas' Hospital, the increase in the number of clinical incidents arising from Serco non-clinical management has resulted in patients receiving incorrect and infected blood, as well as patients suffering kidney damage due to Serco providing incorrect data used for medical calculations. A Serco employee later revealed that the company had falsified 252 reports to the National Health Service regarding Serco health services in Cornwall.
It emerged in November 2013, Serco, which won a contract for Suffolk Community Healthcare in 2012, had 72 vacancies after earlier cutting 137 posts. Problems identified by Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group include “staff capacity, skill mix, workload, succession planning and morale, training, communication, mobile working, care co-ordination centre processes, incidents and near miss incidents”.
In April 2014 Serco revealed that it would lose almost £18 million on three of its NHS contracts. The firm has made provisions for losses in its Braintree and Cornwall contracts, which were cancelled early. It has also made provisions for losses in its contract for services in Suffolk. The company claims it will take longer to deliver the operational efficiencies it hoped for, despite saying in May 2013 that it expected to make a profit on the three-year, £140 million contract for community services. It said that staff had not recorded activity accurately on the Electronic health record and that activity had increased significantly during the course of the contract.
In August 2014 it was reported that the company had decided to withdraw from the clinical health services market in the UK after a review of the cost of delivering “improved service levels” and meeting the performance requirements of several existing contracts.
On 24 October 2017, it was reported that Serco was preparing to buy healthcare contracts from facilities management business Carillion. The deal included 15 contracts, with annual revenues of approximately £90m, for which Serco would pay £47.7m, with Carillion losing £1bn from the value of its order book.
Education
Serco held a ten-year contract with Bradford City Council between 2001 and 2011 to manage and operate the local education authority, providing education support services to the city's schools. This period was marked with "real problems" according to senior council officials and was taken back in house by the local authority after this period. Serco similarly manages and operates Walsall[66] and Stoke-on-Trent local education authorities. Serco is one of Ofsted's three Regional Inspection Service Providers, responsible for school inspections in the English Midlands.
Leisure
Serco Leisure Operating Ltd. operates a number of leisure centres across the UK including Wet 'n' Wild in South Shields and the Manchester Aquatics Centre, the aquatic venue for the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester.
Information technology
Serco administers the publicly funded UK Business Link website. It won a five-year tender in 2007 to run the IT Infrastructure for the London Borough of Southwark.
Waste
Serco operates waste collection services for local councils.
Outside the UK
Drivers' licensing
Serco, through a purpose-made division Serco DES, holds a ten-year, $114 million contract with the Province of Ontario to operate the province's DriveTest driver examination centres. These tests include vision, road, and knowledge tests for all persons seeking to become a licensed automobile driver in the province.
Parking meter servicing
Serco has a contract with the City of Chicago, Illinois, to enforce parking meter regulations.
Health in the United States
In July 2013 Serco was awarded a $1.25 billion contract to manage the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Prisons and Justice
Serco runs partly privatised Hünfeld Prison in Hesse, Germany.
In Australia, Serco runs Acacia Prison in Western Australia and Borallon Correctional Facility in Queensland as well as the national contract for immigration detention centres, including Christmas Island and the Villawood detention centre in Sydney.
The Union of Christmas Island Workers highlighted the systemic failure by Serco to manage the Christmas Island Immigration Reception and Processing Centre. The centre detains a large number of refugees including 1,000 children. Under Serco, there has been an increase of deaths in custody, self-harm, and of Serco staff beating prisoners. As well, there has been a deterioration of facilities leading to the decline of the physical and the mental health of detainees and of staff. Ombudsman Allan Asher said on the Australian radio show AM, "In the first week of June when I visited Christmas Island, more than 30 incidents of self-harm by detainees held there were reported". Serco, in a staged memo leaked to The Australian, blamed the detainees for "creating a culture of self-harm", in order to use it as a "bargaining tool". The former manager of the Serco run detention centre stated the centre was grossly understaffed whereby it was "typically 15 staff members short every day".
In Auckland, New Zealand, Serco operated the Mount Eden remand prison and in March 2012 was awarded a contract to build and operate a 960-bed prison at Wiri. Serco was heavily criticized for the existence of 'fight clubs' within Mount Eden prison that were not investigated until after they became public knowledge on 16 July 2015 when footage emerged online and was reported by TVNZ. On 24 July 2015, Serco's contract to run the Mount Eden prison was revoked and operation was given back to the New Zealand Department of Corrections. Serco was ordered to pay $8 million to the New Zealand government as a result of problems at Mount Eden Prison while it was under Serco's management. The New Zealand government did not accept that this was a failure of governmental contracting and oversight. It brought in correctional officers from afar to provide adequate staffing at Mount Eden, and by December 2016 had spent NZ$2 million housing up to 40 of them in Auckland hotels.
Transport
From 1997, Serco ran Great Southern Rail in Australia. In March 2015, the business was sold to Allegro Funds.
Serco operates the Dubai Metro and Dubai Tram in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates. Serco formerly operated the Copenhagen Metro in Copenhagen, Denmark, with Ansaldo STS, until it sold its share with effect on 1 January 2008.
In Sydney, Serco has operated the Transport Info service since 1 July 2010.
It secured an eight-year contract in 2013 with its Swedish joint venture partner Strömma Tourism & Maritime (sv) to operate four Djurgården ferries on behalf of Stockholm County Council and public ferry company Waxholms Ångfartygs.
Offshore holdings in Mauritius
The 2017 Paradise Papers revealed that Appleby carried out a risk assessment of Serco and noted it had a "history of problems, failures, fatal errors and overcharging" and had faced allegations of fraud and cover-ups.
Anything look familiar on this helicopter? It's a Phoenix. This is even a part of their "Fire Services" division.
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Notice how he keeps positioning his hands?
Ronnie Coutts- Serco Fire Services - Youtube
They sure seem to like the color purple with a bit of yellow mixed in.
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SERCO Owns the World, Big Brother Watch - Youtube
SHOCKING Global Control System Exposed - Youtube
Serco = Serpent Company?
They partnered with this company in 2013 who's symbol is a Red Dragon.
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Cardiff Aviation partners with Serco to deliver painting services in South Wales
This company is undoubtedly the big player in the NWO agenda, connecting everything together under it's umbrella. If Trump is REALLY on OUR side, the people, he'll get rid of Serco's hold on America and the world if he can. If not, he's just another puppet.
I wonder what the significance of the drum set with the 50th on it is with the guitar smashed through it. Then there's still the Drone with the Amazon package, a bunch of other people I don't recognize including a picture of maybe a Frenchmen right next to the Singapore banner. Not sure who the black guy is behind Hilary and Merkel. Is that his hand above Putin's head? The woman in color between Putin and the Pied Piper. The Japanese (I think) man all the way in the back inbetween the black gentleman and the blonde Phoenix lady. The lady with the purple sash around her neck in between China and India. The guy directly to the right of her. Winston Churchill with the 2 fingers held up high in a bright blue suit and a red bow tie. And the white woman with glasses all the way on the right side, looking towards everything to the left. I think that's everything.
Anyone have any answers for these other people or other interpretations? Amazing how this was over 3 years ago and this stuff is coming true. I'm really starting to think that time travel or at least traveling to parallel universes is real.
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2017.12.01 10:44 emkael [F1 History Project] "Grand Prix" racing in Eastern Bloc countries

Let's start with some obvious statements.
The first time Formula One cars roamed the circuits of Eastern Bloc countries was 1986, at Hungaroring. The first (and only) Grand Prix winner from Poland is Robert Kubica. The Soviets never competed in F1 machinery.
If all these sound natural enough for you, it's okay. It just means you're in for a better ride than you've expected. Welcome to the world of open-wheel racing in communist countries.

Happy days

It all began way before the Second World War, because of course it had to. At the time, all the divisions you could project on the current shape of Europe weren't yet in place. The rich of the West were rich, and the rich of the East were still existent.
And hobbies of the rich, regardless of their origin, included racing fast cars. The aristocracy indulged themselves (and thousands of spectators) by racing throughout the Europe, in more or less organized ways. A lot of that aristocracy was also based in what would have later become the Eastern Bloc countries.
More and more cities attracted the racing circus, among them eastern cities, for example the then-Polish Lviv. The inaugural Grand Prix Miasta Lwowa (City of Lviv GP) attracted a small field of cars (just 4 GP and 4 voiturettes), but among these, créme de la créme of European racing scene - factory Mercedes of Hans Stuck and the Alfa Romeo of Rudolf Caracciola. Manfred von Brauchitsch was also on the initial entry list, but did not show up.
In the early 30s, Masaryk Circuit opened near Brno in Czechoslovakia. This put the annual Masarykův Okruh, later Velká Cena Masarykova (Masaryk Grand Prix) permanently on the map of Grand Prix racing. Though never a championship race (be it Grandes Épruves, or the pre-War European Championship), its success was far greater than the Lviv race. Names like Chiron, Fagioli, Wimille, Pietsch, von Brauchitsch, Varzi, Nuvolari, Taruffi, Stuck or Caracciola and literally every imaginable racing brand of the times were commonly associated with the race. The event also had its fair share of tragedy, like the fatal practice accident of one Jozef Brázdil, a name which you may vaguely recall if you followed the excellent quiz series by Fart_Leviathan.
As you can see, the specifics of pre-War GP racing allowed the locals to directly interact with sport's greatest names. This was mainly caused by the culture of customer racing. Rich and powerful were able to afford hiring customer drivers to drive their entries or could simply buy their own customer cars and after hiring an engineering crew. The notion of compact and consistent nation states was not entirely a fully established idea back then, which also contributed to these gentleman drivers going from race to race of simply having fun. The biggest brand associated with that customer racing culture, and possibly the ultimate customer car project throughout the history, was Bugatti.
These last two aspects are especially visible in the career of count Stanislas Czaykowski. He was a Polish aristocrat. However, he was born abroad (in the times when Poland was not on the map of Europe, but not even on Polish soil), he (tragically) died abroad, spent most of the time in Paris, but - not uncommonly - identified himself with the roots of Polish aristocracy. He raced under the Polish flag. And, oh boy, raced he did. His international career exclusively consisted of driving various Bugatti car - from the T35/T37s to the T51 and T54. And despite taking part in only 3 Grandes Épruves (finishing 4th and on the lead lap in his first, the 1930 French GP), he enjoyed much success in the non-championship Grands Prix. Czaykowski won the 1931 Casablanca Grand Prix, mostly due to him being to only one driving a T51 in a field full of T35/T37s (including future full-time World Championship driver, Philippe Étancelin). The following year, he added victories in the highest 2000cc class of the inaugural Provence Trophy, beating Louis Trintignant, Maurice's brother, and in the lower category of Commignes Grand Prix. His final victory came in 1933, in the British Empire Trophy on the notorious Brooklands circuit. Czaykowski's career ended tragically the same year, during one of the darkest days of pre-War motor sports. The 1933 Italian Grand Prix was held at Monza on September 10th, on the full double-loop 10km layout of the Autodromo. Fagioli took the victory in his Alfa Romeo, over Nuvolari in a Maserati, in a race which would go unnoticed in the history books if it wasn't for what happened later that day. The support event, Gran Premio di Monza, was held on the oval variant of the circuit over 3 qualifying heats and a final, all 14 laps each. Czaykowski won the first heat, which featured Carlo Trossi's Dusenberg retiring with mechanical failure. The oil from Trossi's car spilled on the South Curve, which proved crucial to what happened in the second heat. On the first lap, approaching the South Curve, Giuseppe Campari lost control of his Scuderia Ferrari Alfa Romeo and slid off the track. It's said it was mostly due to any oil which could have remained from Trossi's incident, but Campari's attempt to scrub the weight of his car by removing front brakes might have contributed, too. He was followed off the track by Baconin Borzacchini from whom he'd just taken the lead of the race, and two more drivers. Campari was killed instantly, while Borzacchini - lying with a broken back next to his Maserati - was transported to the hospital, but didn't survive much longer. With two of the greatest drivers of their times dead, the event was already named Black Sunday (and became the event which famously influenced Enzo Ferrari's approach to his drivers). But in the final, Czaykowski put a final sombre footnote to the events of 1933 Monza Grand Prix. Leading the race, 9 laps in, the engine of his Bugatti T54 gave up. Unsighted from the smoke, Czaykowski crashed from the track at the same South Curve which already claimed two lives that day, in a giant fireball. He raced among the greatest, and died among the greatest.
While Czaykowski's story is not really directly connected to the Eastern countries (though I hope you'll excuse my taking the liberty of telling it), it must be said that the count did not have much opportunity to tie his career more closely with Poland. As he entered the European racing stage, his home country was declining in a crisis which effectively ended all motor sport-related activities in Poland. There was a man, though, who had more luck and was quite successful in not only representing his country, but also bringing world-class motor sport to his homeland. It is arguably the biggest star of pre-War racing in the Central/Eastern Europe - a Hungarian named Ládiszlav "László" Hartmann. Hartmann started his international career around the same time as Czaykowski, in a very similar way - by racing customer Bugattis. After two rather uneventful years (the highlight of these being voiturette class victory in the mentioned inaugural Lviv GP) in GP racing, sharing his time between GP/voiturette races and other motor sport activities, such as hill climbs, he started to make a much stronger impact on the scene. He didn't hesitate to race among the biggest names and while looking purely at the numbers, his career was not as fruitful as Czaykowski's, he usually contested in much stronger field of rivals. His performance allowed him to climb up the ladder of customer racing - gradually using his connections to upgrade his cars, from the T35B in his first years, to the proper racing beast of T51 later on. Finally, in 1934 he managed to get Maserati to lend him one of the 180PS - a significant step up from the Bugattis, which slowly faded in the technical race. This also allowed Hartmann to commit to Maserati in the final years of his career. Some class podiums and victories (3rd place in the 1936 Commignes GP or a victory in a Romanian international race) established his name among the European circus. This resulted in another customer deal, closely related to one of Hartmann's greatest achievements - one that wasn't fought out on the track, though. His reputation prompted the Hungarian motor sport regulating body - Royal Hungarian Automobile Club - to appoint him as a person who would negotiate with AIACR (International Association of Recognized Automobile Clubs, as the FIA was known back then) on the subject of a Grand Prix race in Hungary. On 21st of June, 1936, a twisty park circuit of Népliget in Budapest, welcomed a field of 11 cars, including a three-car factory effort of Auto Union C-Types (driven by Stuck, Varzi and Rosemeyer), three-car factory effort of Mercedes-Benz W25Ks (Chiron, von Brauchitsch and Caracciola), Scuderia Ferrari outfit of Alfas, led by Nuvolari - and of course the local hero in his Maserati 8CM. Hartmann had just returned from the Eiffelrennen, held just 6 days earlier, so rather unprepared left the spotlights to the big boys. As it was not uncommon in these days, German factory team were favourites for the race, yet it was Nuvolari who took the victory, leading Rosemeyer and Varzi, while Mercedes drivers retired with various problems. Interestingly, Nuvolari's winning Alfa Romeo 8C-35 was designed by Vittorio Jano, born Viktor János - to a family of Hungarian immigrants in Italy. Hartmann was the last of the finishers at 7th, completing 44 laps of the 50-lap race - but his red-white-green national colours-liveried Maserati did finish the race, to crowd's delight. Although it was the only Hungarian Grand Prix held until the 1986 World Championship return of the event, Hartmann gained another fan - in Tazio Nuvolari, and a deal with Maserati to provide Hartmann with his '34 6C was reached. That meant the now Hungarian-coloured car could finally enter the "big boys" 1.5-litre supercharged category. In 1937, he was the best of non-Mercedes or Auto Union finishers at the German GP, and essentially became semi-factory driver for Maserati (the closest direct comparison to his status would be today's factory-backed satellite team rider of MotoGP). In early 1938, as the GP class moved to a 3-litre formula, he returned to his smaller Maserati 4CM and entered what turned out to be his final race, at the then-fastest track in the world, at the Tripoli GP, in the voiturette class. The race controversially run both GP and voiturette classes together, and after a chaotic start the field was all mixed up. 13 laps into the race, Nino Farina in a GP Alfa Romeo Tipo 312, approached Hartmann to lap him for the second time. What happened next, is not entirely clear. Some sources say Hartmann lost control trying to get out of Farina's way, cut a corner and two drivers collide. Others claim it was Farina who nudged Hartmann into the spin. The outcome was clear, though - László Hartmann broke his back and succumbed to the injuries from the accident.
If you'd like to catch a glimpse of the amalgamate that GP racing was in pre-War Eastern countries, you should do yourselves a favour and visit the National Technical Museum the next time you're in Prague. It's just a short walk away through a park from the Hradčany castle, high on the banks of Vltava. In the "Transportation" exhibition, you can enjoy, among many others, the oldest Audi-branded car in existence, a Bugatti T51, and a Caracciola 1939 German GP winner of Mercedes W154. On how that last one actually got there - that's the story for the next chapter.

Son of the Boss

Then came the war. The war came, the war went and it left Europe with a brand new set of geopolitical divisions. Most of them did not make any sense, from a pre-War point of view. These that interest us the most, are of course in the westernmost territories of a newly-formed Eastern Bloc. Czechoslovakia, Hungary, even Poland were mainly in a German or Austrian field of influence before the war. Now, they're all suddenly under communist rule. Same goes for the Baltic states of Latvia or Estonia, previously closely connected to the Nordic states, enjoying a short stint of independence, yet now being part of the USSR. Not to mention the Democratic Republic of Germany, or East Germany for short, obviously. Countries, as already shown, with substantial racing traditions and potential.
The fall of the Nazis meant as well that something had to be done with Nazi technology, including racing projects of Auto Union and Mercedes. Mercedes were fortunate enough to be located under French influence (initially) and then in the US occupation zone which formed what we know as West Germany. The only problem for the reformed factory, was the retrieval of pre-War tech. As the Allies marched through Europe, the cars were hidden all over the nearby territories. One of the more popular channels was Czechoslovakia - that's how the Caracciola W154 ended up in Prague - but it must be said that this destination led to significant part of the Silver Arrows fleet to captured by the Soviets. Fortunately, this did not cause any major disturbance for the Stuttgart brand and they were able to return to motor sport, and triumphantly, not that long after the war.
Auto Union was not that fortunate. In a tragic turn of events, the pre-War base, located in Saxony, did not manage to survive the post-War cut. Ferdinand Porsche, the father of Auto Union's racing program, was being submitted as a war criminal and was barred from returning to Stuttgart. The company base in Chemnitz and Zwickau was basically dismantled. The original Auto Union broke back up after over 10 years. A reformed company was established in the West German town of Ingolstadt and later merged with NSU to form what now is known as Audi. Audi owns up to the pre-War Auto Union heritage (well, they've started to do so after decades of association with more down to earth technology, and transitioned from "the company that made Quattro" to high-performance endurance racing team) and does so with class (behold, "the last Auto Union factory driver", better known as Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason, running through East Midlands in an Typ D). But the East German base of Auto Union was gone. The technology was pillaged by the Soviets and the remains of the company were left to produce motor bikes. One of Auto Union's mother companies, DKW was moved from Zschopau to Chemnitz, to later merge back with a Zschopau factory to form Motorenwerke Zschopau - MZ, to which we'll come back later in the story. The cars, in contrast to the motorcycles, were scattered all around the Eastern Bloc and only decades later tales of heroic retrieval and restoration would surface.
Auto Union technology in the hands of the Soviets was mainly lost and forgotten. It would have been much, much worse, if it wasn't for one man with a passion. That man's name - Vasily Dzhugashvili - may sound familiar. And it should, as he was a son of Joseph Dzhugashvili, better known as Joseph Stalin. Between being an aircraft pilot, a chronic drunk and what could only be described as some primitive form of pickup artist, Vasily was also an avid motor sport enthusiast. His dream was to bring global motor sport glory to the USSR and as he's been the son of a pretty powerful person (and proved not to hesitate to use his position), he started to make this dream come true. Left in the Auto Union R&D facilities, in Chemnitz, were the plans, and possibly even prototypes, of the pre-War Typ E project. Typ E was designed to follow the newly-drawn regulations which were meant to replace GP formula after the 1939 season. The same 1.5-litre supercharged formula which in the post-War motor sport was the foundation of Formula One. Stalin Jr. ordered the project to be maintained in the Chemnitz factory. Once the international formula changed in 1951/52, causing the World Championship to be held under Formula Two regulations, he also ordered to accommodate the Typ E project to F2 requirements, a 2.0-litre naturally aspired engine formula. The Sokol project was in place.
Two Sokol ("falcon") cars were made, and the project was named Awtowelo 650, after a BMW-owned factory from Eisenach which was formally in charge of manufacturing the cars. The car itself share some common DNA with Porsche Cisitalia project. It is of course understandable, as Auto Union's plans were developed by Herr Porsche and Cisitalia showed up as a continuation of these plans (interestingly - it was the car that got Porsche out of prison after the War, as profits from the design were used to bail him out and redeem him in the eyes of Allied forces in charge of Stuttgart factories). Both Awtowelo cars were tested on German highways, and later on roads near Moscow. Unfortunately, they were very unreliable and never raced, apart from a single unsuccessful attempt at national level. But it is, without a doubt, a proof that the Soviet had a vehicle that was conforming to the 1952-1953 Formula Two (so, World Championship) regulations, and quite possibly to the 1948-1951 Formula One regulations. One of these cars was presented during the 2003 Goodwood Festival of Speed, under Auto Union original branding, as an "1948 Awtowelo 650 Auto Union". The other - probably shared the fate of all the other Auto Union tech in the USSR. Tragically, these marvelous pieces of machinery ended up in sheds all over the Soviet Union, literally turned to scrap and used as parts for some future cars, like the ZIL series of racers.
Note that stories of what happened to all these cars after the war, and how they've resurfaced in the modern world, are probably more exciting then the cars themselves - I highly recommend reading up on them from more thorough sources, which I mention at the end of this piece.

The collective takes over

1953 marked the definitive end of the Awtowelo project, because of two main reasons. Firstly, international racing matured enough to go to the proposed 2.5-litre naturally aspirated Formula One for the World Championship. That meant it was no longer achievable for the Sokol to conquer the global motor sport scene. But secondly, Stalin Sr. was dead - which meant that Stalin Jr. lost all of his influence on anyone who could make his dream possible. As mentioned, Awtowelo and Auto Union tech ended up in the scrap yards and shed.
But top-level, open-wheel racing in the Soviet Union was not exclusively consisting of one man's vision. Soon after, in the late 50s, the Central Automobile Club of the USSR (CAMK) was formed. It was a proper sports federation, with all its bureaucratic consequences common to the communist and post-communist sports unions, including the redistribution of wealth which later proved fatal to any high-tech racing projects.
In 1956, the CAMK became a member of the FIA. Soviet officials were invited to see some F1 World Championship races and returned home with heads full of ideas. They've aimed to recreate the international formulae ladder on a national, and then Eastern Bloc, level.
At first, in 1959/1960, a full ladder of 6(!) racing levels was conceived: Soviet Formula 1, Soviet Formula 2, Soviet Formula 3, Soviet Formula 4, Soviet Formula 5 and... yes, of course, Soviet Formula Junior. Not all of these series were launched at once. For example F2, which was meant to launch together with F1 in 1960, did not run due to lack of eligible engines available to the participants. The only season of F2 that happened under the original regulations (750cc), was 1962. The regulation changes for 1964 (1000cc cars with minimum weight of 420kg) did not help the series, neither did another change in 1966 (1600cc engines) - the next F2 season was held in 1971, and then the series run for 4 seasons, with another 2 seasons of including F2 races in other Soviet championships, before finally folding in 1977. Soviet Formula 3 was lucky enough to have an impressive uninterrupted run from 1960 to 1987, when it stepped out to give room for Formula Vostok (Formula Easter) and Formula Mondial. Its popularity was caused by the engine regulations which initially permitted units up to 500c. That meant the lightweight motorcycle engines could be used, and with good effects. In later years, the regulations were gradually loosened, ending up with a 2-litre formula in 1978. Formula 4 did not have that luck. At first, it was supposed to serve as a direct feeder series to F3 - inheriting its regulations in 1964, as F3 engine capacities doubled. This was soon increased to 750cc in 1965, and in 1966 an elaborate engine displacement/weight compensation scheme was devised to keep to series afloat, unsuccessfully. F4 resurfaces in 1968, this time as a 350cc formula - a limit which stayed until the very end of the series in 1981, with 1976-1979 not held. Only 3 proper seasons of Formula 5 were held - 1961, 1964 and 1965, all to a 1.5-litre formula. The series briefly returned in 1968, in a 2.5-litre version and for that year, it replaced Soviet Formula 1. As for Formula Junior, the series was meant to follow the international regulations for Formula Junior as closely as possible, and become incorporated in the global scheme of FJ series. The international limit of 1000/1100cc was not exactly achievable for the inaugural 1960 season, due to lack of eligible engines, so it was increased to 1360cc - just enough to accommodate the popular 1357cc Moskvich 407 engine. However, the proper 1000/1100cc formula (with different weight limits for both displacements) was put in place for 1961. The series run until 1963, using compact and widely available 990cc Wartburg engines. After 1963, global series folded to make place for F3 and F4, so Soviet Formula Junior ended as well.
The highest tier of Soviet racing series, Soviet Formula 1, was by far the most ambitious. It was aiming to be what international F1 was to the global motor sport - a field where technical innovation and high-end construction work competes, all obviously to praise the Soviet Union's glory. It began in 1960, aligned with the global 2.5-litre regulations. When the 1.5-litre formula was adapted in the World Championship, it took SF1 until 1963 to converge. The series was not sanctioned by the FIA, but - in a similar fashion to South African F1 series and Aurora F1 series in Britain - it adapted roughly the same sporting and technical regulations. Near the end of its run (in 1976), SF1 slowly evolved toward Formula Libre category, being a catch-all series for vehicles unsuitable for any other category (at that time - F3 or Formula Vostok). Notable freak entries include a car equipped with a 10-year-old 7-litre ZIL-112S engine. The final 1976 season was basically a merger of F1 and F2, accommodating entries from both categories.
Although on paper that ladder may look impressive, in reality all these events were grouped into what can be called "seasons" of "races" only by most liberal definitions. The seasons usually consisted of 3-4 rounds, sometimes even ending up with a single race. Entry lists were as short as 10 entries, despite CAMK's attempts to run the series in an accessible fashion. It quickly became obvious that the series cannot keep up with the technical evolution of the First World. The brightest example of that trend took place in 1970. Yuri Andreyev entered a contemporary customer F3 chassis of the Italian constructor De Sanctis, equipped with a Ford-Cosworth engine, into the SF1 championship - and dominated the only round, hosted in Minsk. This of course did not please the officials - and in a reactionary move, the entry fees for non-Soviet cars were dramatically increased for subsequent seasons. This ended the illusion of Soviet formulae being competitive against Western counterparts and cemented Soviet series' isolationist destiny.
The obvious struggle to maintain consistent and high-level regulations for Soviet formulae benefited another major Eastern Bloc racing undertaking - the Friendship of Socialist Countries Cup. It began on the initiative of Polish Motorsport Union, in 1963. These days, a lot of minor national series staged their races and championships, to follow the newly-established Soviet ladder. It quickly became obvious that these minor series hold much more promise than the high-level SF1/SF2, due to accessibility of the regulations. The regulations themselves became very fragmented over time, resulting in localized formulae, like the Polish 70s Formula Polonia or East German-based Formula Melkus - its roots were in the early 60s Formula Junior, for which East German privateer Heinz Melkus built popular chassis with the aforementioned 990cc Wartburg engine, racing them himself, and in the later seasons head-to-head with his son, Ulli. But FSCC seemed to always be there, to connect racing drivers from different socialist countries and field them against each other. There was no problem with the formula - as the most popular and accessible sets of regulations were adopted for the single-seater part of FSCC (which, from 1971 incorporated a touring cars cup, too). Inaugural 1963 season involved drivers invited by the Polish: from East Germany and Hungary, and run to Formula Junior spec. Once Formula Junior folded, the regulations of its successor - F3 - were accepted, and drivers from Bulgaria were also invited to join, followed by other Eastern Bloc nations soon afterwards. Series hosted rounds in each of the participating countries. Apart from individual cup, race results counted toward nations' cup classification. Series run to F3 regulations until 1971, when inevitably a common set of local regulations to replace F3 emerged, forming Formula Vostok. In the last two runnings of the series, on the verge of Iron Curtain fall (rise?) in 1989-1990, the series adopted Formula Mondial regulations. These years, the officials tried to break up with the exclusive socialist ideology of the series, and connect with Western drivers - but this did not help the series much, and it folded after 1990.
Needless to say, the philosophy of sports competition in the communist countries did not include particular praise for the individuals that raced. The drivers were pretty much anonymous, they were there for the glory of their club, region, country and the entire socialist system. Highly successful names, like Melkus, Andreyev, Kozankov, Jilek, Lim, Kazakov, Terenetski don't really ring any bells today. The line-up of the top runners also changed substantially from year to year.
But the cars - there were some ambitious pieces of machinery. At least three cars (or four, depending on how you count them) conformed to the global F1 regulations the year they were raced. This meant they could have served the original goal that was behind these designs - and could have been entered in an actual, global, World Championship F1 race. Two of these came from academic research centers (underlining the state-funded nature of USSR racing): 1967 KhADI-8 (Kharkivskiy Awtomobilno-Dorozhny Institut, Kharkiv Automobile and Highway Institute), which by 1971 evolved into KhADI-10, and 1973 MADI-01 (same abbreviation, only from Moscow). Both these projects had some promise in them, they were decent chassis-wise, but criminally underpowered. In 1971, KhADI was entered into SF1, with a 2-litre V8 engine which produced around 300bhp. It was estimated, though, that with a proper Western racing engine, the car itself could the take the fight to some customer Marches or Brabhams of early 70s. MADI was even less competitive. Inspired by the Lotus 72, the car looked like a miniature version of the iconic car. Yet once again, it was the lack of horses what prevented it from going anywhere. A 3-litre stock-block Volga engine gave it only 125bhp, a quarter of the estimates for Cosworth DFV which by then ruled international F1. Both these cars had no success even on the domestic stage - while MADI (here depicted in full-winged configuration) was winning minor races left and right, its constructor and driver, Stanislav Gess-de-Kalve, failed to make any impact on the SF1 races, losing to popular customer Estonia entries, which were far more reliable and easier to maintain. KhADI lost out to Estonias and Moskivches, in 1971-72, too.
The most promising design of them all came the earliest, from the mentioned Moskvich racing program. Contrasting with the academic endeavours of MADI and KhADI, Moskivich "G" series came from a renowned Soviet car manufacturer. First Moskvich "G" car, the G1, arrived way before the championship ladder was established, in 1955 and inspiration from the pre-War racing cars, and Sokol project, was clearly visible. Same went for the streamlined G2, which looked like some kind of a stoned Pixar character. From then on, the program seemed out of sync with its main goal - producing a car that could compete with Western cars in F1. For example, in 1961, when international races have already been dominated by the mid-engine revolution, Moskvich produced its first front-engined racer, the G3. Only in 1964/65, Moskvich series started to line up with contemporary trends. The G4, and its second version of G4A, started resembling Western chassis, like the Lotus 25. G4A was very successful in SF1, and the goal was set - the next Moskivich was supposed to conquer the world.
Together with the G5 research, a dedicated engine project was launched. First version of the G5, tested as early as in 1965, but gone racing in late 1968, was equipped with an V8 1.5-litre GD-1 engine, producing, for now, around 200bhp. The car itself used state of the art facilities, such as a full-size wind tunnel of the MZMA labs in Moscow, and its body was built from fibreglass, not aluminium as its predecessors. Compared to the Lotus 49 of that era, G5 had little to be ashamed of. Despite early lack of success (in the '68 SF1), everything looked promising. Next year, domestic results came. But then, strangely, the funds were retracted from the project. Compromises had to be made - an older inline-4 Moskvich 412 engine had to be fitted into the chassis, giving up almost half of the original power output. The dream of going against imperialist scum was basically over. Evolutions of the G5, such as G5M ruled the SF1 for the next 4-5 years, before more aero-aware chassis took over.
The other racing car brand worth mentioning is Estonia. Estonia cars kept winning in all of Soviet formulae, throughout their entire history. The first Estonia car from 1958, surprisingly named Estonia 1 was a privately-made Formula Junior chassis with a sidecar motorcycle IMZ engine. When CAMK installed the official formulae ladder in the USSR, TARK (Estonia's producer) were hired to design and provide customer cars to be used in the newly-formed championships. Over the years, Estonia cars followed the general trends of international racing car design, and produces many successful cars on the Soviet and Eastern Bloc scene. The company basically became communist countries' Dallara, over 1000 chassis were made in the 30 years of supplying Soviet championships. TARKs were also meant to be exported for use in Western feeder formulae. This did not happen though, because of both the uncompetitiveness of engines and the inability to keep the chassis up to date, aerodynamically. Only in 1989, long after the last purpose-made Estonia was designed, a TARK-branded car - TARK Aleko JK173 - appeared in German Formula 3 championship. Apart from the branding, though, the car had very little to do with the original TARK machinery. The final Estonia car, the 21 from 1981, was not really a bad design, though. TARK managed to keep up with the trends and built a car incorporating ground effects. Various evolutions of the 21 were used in the FSCC up until its folding in 1990.
What did the communists race on? Road circuits. Closed-off highway sections, airports, street circuits, hill-climb courses. Purpose-built racetracks were rare, as they were hard to maintain over the years. Some of them, though, like the Polish tracks of Kielce or Poznań are still functional and serve local and educational purposes. The temporary spirit of Soviet racing circuits lives on, for example in the 1000km of Palanga, first run on a public highway in Lithuania in 2000.
In a blatant karmagrabDue to the character limit of the post, the rest is in the comments.
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2017.09.14 21:23 FormerlyPallas_ /r/UKPolitics Subreddit Stats for the past 30 days.

Period: 29.80 days
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Total 1000 102368
Rate (per day) 33.56 3373.29
Unique Redditors 357 7467
Combined Score 129540 569287

Top Submitters' Top Submissions

  1. 25254 points, 1 submission: bnzss
    1. A solution to Brexit (25254 points, 3554 comments)
  2. 6774 points, 70 submissions: Crappy99
    1. Trump officials don't want to work with Boris Johnson 'because they think he's a joke' (1147 points, 222 comments)
    2. The Telegraph Matt Cartoon - EU Exodus (909 points, 177 comments)
    3. The Telegraph Matt Cartoon - London Train Ticket Prices (512 points, 70 comments)
    4. Most UK Jews think Labour is too tolerant of anti-Semitism, YouGov poll finds (304 points, 389 comments)
    5. Jeremy Corbyn says no to women-only carriages on trains because 'people don't want them' (271 points, 340 comments)
    6. Prince Philip 'told Blair spin doctors to f*** off when they said William and Harry should walk behind Diana's coffin' (172 points, 53 comments)
    7. The Telegraph Cartoon - Waiting for Brexit (172 points, 24 comments)
    8. Corbyn: A federal UK is on the table if I become PM (165 points, 336 comments)
    9. The Times Cartoon - Brexit Position Paper... (140 points, 9 comments)
    10. The Evening Standard Cartoon - Driverless Lorry (133 points, 17 comments)
  3. 6665 points, 38 submissions: Lolworth
    1. Jacob Rees-Mogg says he is against gay marriage and abortion in any circumstance as he refuses to rule out becoming Tory leader (1571 points, 1780 comments)
    2. Mac on Prince George's first day at school (1489 points, 188 comments)
    3. Sarah Champion resigns as shadow equalities minister after article in Sun saying ‘Britain has a problem with British Pakistani men raping white girls’ (609 points, 828 comments)
    4. Peter Brookes on Jacob Rees-Mogg (473 points, 729 comments)
    5. Younger voters will never forgive the Tories (334 points, 502 comments)
    6. Blower on a divided House (198 points, 30 comments)
    7. Four alleged members of neo-Nazi group National Action arrested on suspicion of planning acts of terror - West Midlands Police (183 points, 286 comments)
    8. The idea of women-only train carriages is gravely insulting to both women and men (178 points, 315 comments)
    9. Martin Rowson on driverless vehicles (147 points, 28 comments)
    10. Stephen Hawking blames Tory politicians for damaging NHS Science (126 points, 176 comments)
  4. 6289 points, 18 submissions: LeftWingScot
    1. EXCLUSIVE: Never before seen CCTV footage proves Jeremy Corbyn told the truth about #Traingate (4964 points, 1114 comments)
    2. YouGov: If you HAD to choose between Communism and Fascism, which would you choose? Communism: 42% Fascism: 10% (299 points, 1044 comments)
    3. Police announce 'significant' investigation into Tory election call centre (233 points, 73 comments)
    4. Britain Elects on Twitter: If an election were held today, our model forecasts... CON: 298 (-19) LAB: 289 (+27) (98 points, 116 comments)
    5. Britain Elects: Once the terms of negotiation are known, there [X] be a second EU referendum: Should: 37% Should not: 49% via @OpiniumResearch (90 points, 126 comments)
    6. EU parliament source says "rumours" are circulating that the PM is planning a "major speech" on or around 21 Sept - which could delay talks. (90 points, 208 comments)
    7. Britain Elects on Twitter: Public opinion towards... T. May: Favourable: 31% Unfavourable: 58% J. Corbyn: Favourable: 38% Unfavourable: 51% via @YouGov, 15 - 16 Aug (77 points, 40 comments)
    8. Britain Elects on Twitter: Westminster voting intention: LAB: 42% (-2) CON: 41% (-) LDEM: 8% (+1) UKIP: 4% (+1) GRN: 1% (-1) via @YouGov, 21 - 22 Aug (72 points, 146 comments)
    9. No shouts against the Labour motion to end the public sector pay cap, so it passes unanimously (68 points, 28 comments)
    10. Tories set to Kill of Boundary Review based on 600 MPs to be dropped; new boundary review based on 650 MPs now likely (62 points, 52 comments)
  5. 6033 points, 1 submission: pure_haze
    1. 'UK's Partition is the only solution' says India (6033 points, 475 comments)
  6. 4949 points, 38 submissions: FormerlyPallas_
    1. Labour MP John Woodcock's deleted tweet from last night. (1611 points, 256 comments)
    2. On this day in 1642 the English Civil War began. (839 points, 226 comments)
    3. "Don't let them gamble with your future" - 2016 Britain Stronger in Europe Poster (494 points, 133 comments)
    4. "There is only one loony left..." - 1987 Anti-Thatcher poster (155 points, 56 comments)
    5. "NO" - 2003 Stop The War Coalition Poster (143 points, 147 comments)
    6. Vote by age 2015 vs 2017 (136 points, 229 comments)
    7. The ‘community leaders’ doing nothing to solve the grooming scandal (133 points, 104 comments)
    8. /UKPolitics Opinion polling over time (96 points, 145 comments)
    9. General Election vote share 1950-2017 (93 points, 139 comments)
    10. On this day in 1658 Richard Cromwell became Lord Protector of the Commonwealth, he served as head of state for less than a year and his abrupt fall from power earned him the nickname "Tumbledown Dick" (79 points, 7 comments)
  7. 4152 points, 24 submissions: bhosk
    1. Tory peer says Brexit is good because young people will be able to work longer hours (805 points, 373 comments)
    2. Nicola Sturgeon announces funding of Universal Basic Income trials (754 points, 438 comments)
    3. Downing St says T May's claim that coppers 32% better off since 2010 is for a 2010 recruit who got progression pay. Not all cops! #PMQs - Peston (380 points, 288 comments)
    4. Universal basic income: Half of Britons back plan to pay all UK citizens regardless of employment (312 points, 627 comments)
    5. How London threw £46m into the Thames (283 points, 209 comments)
    6. Amazon 'pays 11 times less corporation tax than traditional booksellers' (282 points, 230 comments)
    7. Ex-legal chief attacks Theresa May’s ‘foolish’ claim on European court of justice (216 points, 166 comments)
    8. British trains 'up to four times slower outside the south-east' (213 points, 170 comments)
    9. Europe halts funding for British technology firms (174 points, 252 comments)
    10. Water privatisation looks little more than an organised rip-off (141 points, 100 comments)
  8. 2820 points, 2 submissions: bennzo1238
    1. If Mogg is going to proclaim he's a Christian, he should act like one (2734 points, 902 comments)
    2. Michel Barnier: I said: #Brexit = occasion to explain single market benefits in all countries, incl my own. We do not want to "educate" or "teach lessons". (86 points, 165 comments)
  9. 1866 points, 32 submissions: BritRedditor1
    1. Papers buried by Theresa May’s ‘open’ government (440 points, 64 comments)
    2. Sterling’s depreciation has not led to an export boom- Devaluing your way to prosperity is not easy (157 points, 141 comments)
    3. U.K. Inflation Accelerates More Than Forecast to Reach 2.9% (126 points, 191 comments)
    4. Banks speed up plans to move jobs out of London - Institutions rushing jobs out of London after deciding they cannot hold on for the UK government's negotiations (79 points, 85 comments)
    5. UK public finances show first July surplus since 2002 (78 points, 77 comments)
    6. Sliding sterling is a cause for alarm, not celebration (71 points, 36 comments)
    7. Leaked memo from City's Brexit envoy reveals ‘sobering’ analysis of EU stance (70 points, 169 comments)
    8. DEUTSCHE BANK: Falling immigration after Brexit is set to cause a 'major' problem for the British economy (66 points, 338 comments)
    9. Britain offers £1bn a year to stay in the EU’s science club (62 points, 143 comments)
    10. 1. Our intel is that May is going to announce in her speech that she's to give formal notice to leave the EEA. [thread cont.] (57 points, 129 comments)
  10. 1554 points, 18 submissions: breakerofbrexits
    1. BBC Newsnight: “Working with Boris Johnson is like walking a few feet behind a horse shovelling its sh*t” – a source tells @nicholaswatt #newsnight (718 points, 168 comments)
    2. UK farm growth hit as migrant workers fall after Brexit referendum (138 points, 278 comments)
    3. A former Brexit minister has said the UK must be "honest" about the "complexity and scale" of leaving the EU (109 points, 38 comments)
    4. BBC Newsnight: Failure to get a Brexit deal would be “an utter and complete disaster” says former head of the civil service @SirBobKerslake #newsnight (105 points, 112 comments)
    5. LSE BREXIT – The government won’t release its analyses of Brexit’s impact. We have a right to see them (95 points, 82 comments)
    6. Latest YouGov: In hindsight, do you think Britain was right or wrong to vote to leave the European Union? Right: 43% (-2) Wrong: 45% Don't know: 11% (+1) (60 points, 150 comments)
    7. Theresa May’s ‘out of her depth,’ says senior MEP (45 points, 37 comments)
    8. Brexit campaign staffer: We never wanted to leave EU single market (41 points, 27 comments)
    9. Leaked Home Office immigration plans have 'poisoned the diplomatic well', says EU chief negotiator (35 points, 56 comments)
    10. Brexit: The UK is edging towards the obvious (33 points, 93 comments)
  11. 1498 points, 15 submissions: Ewannnn
    1. Matt on Brexit [comic] (782 points, 87 comments)
    2. The UK tax gap, where does it come from? (225 points, 164 comments)
    3. David Davis seems to have forgotten the importance of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights! (76 points, 60 comments)
    4. The rigged crapshoot of top exam grades Cheating scandal in elite schools highlights a wider university entrance stitch-up (59 points, 4 comments)
    5. Theresa May sets date she'll quit as Prime Minister - giving herself time to see Britain through Brexit (57 points, 58 comments)
    6. The TUC just called for the UK to stay in the single market - potentially for good (52 points, 59 comments)
    7. A View from the Top: Sir Richard Blundell, feted economist and possible future Nobel prize winner: The veteran University College London professor talks Brexit, the minimum wage and why economists really do care about inequality (38 points, 19 comments)
    8. David Allen Green (FT): This by Lord Kerr in the House of Lords on Brexit last night is worth a very close read. (36 points, 6 comments)
    9. Chris Williamson (Labour MP): 'A Corbyn-led Lab Govt could bring Virgin Islands under direct rule to help 'patriotic' Richard Branson pay his taxes' (35 points, 105 comments)
    10. UK labour market indicators between 2001 & 2017 (unemployment, underemployment, productivity, earnings, workforce participation) (33 points, 17 comments)
  12. 1440 points, 16 submissions: Shockingandawesome
    1. Vince Cable warns inherited wealth is fuelling inequality (406 points, 778 comments)
    2. Just 30% of Grenfell Tower fire funds have reached victims (140 points, 55 comments)
    3. Anti-Brexit marchers rally in Parliament Square (124 points, 235 comments)
    4. Border police foiled 56,000 migration attempts to Kent in 2016 (107 points, 159 comments)
    5. One in three Jews thinking of quitting Britain (92 points, 332 comments)
    6. 'Self-driving' lorries to be tested on UK roads (84 points, 174 comments)
    7. University heads asked to justify pay over £150,000 (83 points, 154 comments)
    8. NHS 'leaking millions' in PFI contracts (77 points, 205 comments)
    9. Offshore wind power cheaper than new nuclear (67 points, 119 comments)
    10. One in 10 adults owns second home, says think tank (63 points, 256 comments)
  13. 1221 points, 24 submissions: Kross_B
    1. Query for Remainers: What is your opinion of the EU side of the negotiations? (201 points, 505 comments)
    2. If the country goes through with Hard Brexit, will the public be willing to go through the potentially enormous amount of domestic restructuring to the end? (150 points, 342 comments)
    3. James Mates: "If, as I'm repeatedly told here, the UK holds a strong hand in these negotiations, I'm wondering how it's also vulnerable to blackmail?" (129 points, 51 comments)
    4. Norman Smith: "It may not be possible to negotiate as frictionless trade with the EU as we have now - Hammond" (88 points, 101 comments)
    5. The Andrew Marr Show: "[email protected] says UK won't allow EU to use time pressure to force Britain's hand in Brexit talks #marr" (63 points, 281 comments)
    6. How the Tory party was caught out by its own snap election (56 points, 11 comments)
    7. UK taking the initiative in Brexit talks, "No deal better than bad deal", says May (49 points, 281 comments)
    8. BBC News (UK): "PM Theresa May: 'It's the UK that's brought "ideas" & "clarity" to #Brexit talks'" (41 points, 171 comments)
    9. Vince Cable: ""Silly season story about launching new party. Nonsense. Bad idea. Unnecessary. [email protected] giving clear lead on fighting disastrous #Brexit (41 points, 52 comments)
    10. David Allen Green: "Will not break an embargo but to let you know DExEU releasing Brexit news at midnight. For benefit and convenience of Sunday press." (38 points, 49 comments)
  14. 1213 points, 1 submission: SpellingTwat
    1. This is getting stupid. (1213 points, 502 comments)
  15. 1040 points, 6 submissions: NotSoBlue_
    1. Poundland 'gets jobless to work for free under government scheme' Business (478 points, 342 comments)
    2. "It's like staring at an empty building site and saying we've made progress because we've made a cup of tea." Nick Clegg on Brexit (252 points, 206 comments)
    3. Theresa May refuses invitation to address European parliament in public (176 points, 111 comments)
    4. Rotherham abuse scandal: no charges against senior council figures (52 points, 42 comments)
    5. Killing this bill would cause "huge problems" - @CarolineFlintMP explains why she is defying three-line whip opposing Brexit bill #r4today (46 points, 96 comments)
    6. We should all strive towards the "ideal" of free university education, says vice chancellor of Oxford University #r4today (36 points, 41 comments)
  16. 1015 points, 11 submissions: JohnKimble111
    1. Muslim Labour Candidate: Champion is Brave Not Racist (235 points, 215 comments)
    2. Islamist Preacher Who Called for Destruction of Britain Coming to Parliament (201 points, 227 comments)
    3. Silencing debate on grooming gangs is a foul snub to victims (135 points, 357 comments)
    4. Heterosexual couple take civil partnership case to Supreme Court (132 points, 209 comments)
    5. Philip Davies re-elected to Women and Equalities Committee (along with his buddy Jess Phillips) (67 points, 75 comments)
    6. The CPS's decision to crack down on online mockery is a recipe for tyranny (54 points, 46 comments)
    7. This isn’t anti-racism - it’s middle-class misanthropy - Munroe Bergdorf’s class snobbery reveals a lot about identity politics (53 points, 309 comments)
    8. English charities 'get almost 50 per cent less lottery cash per head than Scottish counterparts' (43 points, 109 comments)
    9. Tram drivers are voting on whether to take industrial action over plans to introduce a device to detect if a driver has fallen asleep (41 points, 162 comments)
    10. CPS to issue first-ever guidance for prosecutors on handling male victims of sexual and domestic abuse (35 points, 14 comments)
  17. 929 points, 4 submissions: thelazyreader2015
    1. Theresa May’s government treating British public like children over Brexit, says former Treasury chief (767 points, 172 comments)
    2. Boris Johnson concedes UK will have to pay for Brexit (106 points, 205 comments)
    3. Two million UK families face Ł50-a-week cut in income (37 points, 34 comments)
    4. Mark Thompson: ‘A second Brexit referendum risks seeming like a stab in the back by the elite’ (19 points, 145 comments)
  18. 901 points, 6 submissions: XavGrav
    1. Young Labour supporters joke Tories should be gassed (227 points, 480 comments)
    2. Horror at Buckingham Palace as man 'armed with sword attacks police officer' in front of shocked tourists (196 points, 309 comments)
    3. Main suspect in Friday's sword attack at Buckingham Palace named in Daily Mail today as Mohiussunnath Chowdhury of Luton. (161 points, 204 comments)
    4. UK employers raise pay as Brexit skills shortage bites - recruiters (160 points, 506 comments)
    5. Notting Hill Carnival revellers run in panic after 'acidic liquid' thrown over crowd (94 points, 108 comments)
    6. New guidelines from the CPS on hate crimes include "unfriendliness" and "dislike" as working definitions (63 points, 193 comments)
  19. 873 points, 3 submissions: MimesAreShite
    1. 48% of Brits believe that today's young people will have a worse life than their parents, compared to only 22% who believe they will have better lives (798 points, 430 comments)
    2. Jeremy Corbyn sends solidarity to striking McDonalds workers (53 points, 207 comments)
    3. 54% of Tory voters believe Theresa May should lead the party into the next election (22 points, 52 comments)
  20. 873 points, 2 submissions: AonghusMacKilkenny
    1. If Rees-Mogg becomes PM we'll be in same boat as the US, whereby a declining power fronts itself with a comic stereotype of its nation. (817 points, 646 comments)
    2. Owen Jones went on the rampage after Neo Nazi Charlottesville. What does he have to say about the Barcelona attack? (56 points, 183 comments)
  21. 853 points, 9 submissions: Alx306
    1. The Times Cartoon 3/9/17 (478 points, 68 comments)
    2. Times Cartoon 10/9/17 (146 points, 29 comments)
    3. Britain underestimated dangers of removing Gaddafi, says Johnson (67 points, 134 comments)
    4. Theresa May wants Britain to ‘piggyback’ on EU trade deals after Brexit (43 points, 123 comments)
    5. Tony Blair: Only a hard Brexit is on offer — and that will do Britain immense damage (32 points, 80 comments)
    6. Brexit: David Davis declines to back Liam Fox’s Brussels blackmail claim (26 points, 18 comments)
    7. National Trust raises tenants’ rent demands by up to 10,000% (21 points, 11 comments)
    8. Labour’s Brexit policy in chaos as Keir Starmer contradicts deputy leader Tom Watson (20 points, 24 comments)
    9. Non-believers outnumber Britons with religious faith (20 points, 42 comments)
  22. 825 points, 1 submission: Jamessuperfun
    1. Theresa May secretly hatched plan to ‘rig’ parliament straight after losing majority in election (825 points, 511 comments)
  23. 821 points, 1 submission: Gisschace
    1. Young Tories Joke About 'Gassing Chavs' in Activate WhatsApp Group (821 points, 841 comments)
  24. 790 points, 1 submission: Nandor59
    1. Homelessness rise 'likely to have been driven by welfare reforms' (790 points, 499 comments)

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  1. Ewannnn (4497 points, 358 comments)
  2. Lolworth (4397 points, 569 comments)
  3. CaffeinatedT (4003 points, 778 comments)
  4. DrRedOrDead (3370 points, 384 comments)
  5. Hal_E_Lujah (3356 points, 12 comments)
  6. KumaLumaJuma (3093 points, 464 comments)
  7. andrew2209 (2910 points, 356 comments)
  8. FormerlyPallas_ (2705 points, 266 comments)
  9. Nuclearfrog (2700 points, 175 comments)
  10. EtchyTWA (2598 points, 619 comments)
  11. jared2007 (2586 points, 279 comments)
  12. Rob_Kaichin (2531 points, 626 comments)
  13. whencanistop (2529 points, 197 comments)
  14. DemonEggy (2497 points, 208 comments)
  15. frankster (2377 points, 296 comments)
  16. politics34 (2192 points, 310 comments)
  17. hitch21 (2160 points, 317 comments)
  18. grep_var_log (2113 points, 182 comments)
  19. Inlogoraccountan (2091 points, 476 comments)
  20. Nazgutek (2090 points, 112 comments)
  21. XavGrav (1990 points, 125 comments)
  22. tommyncfc (1966 points, 342 comments)
  23. Pleberal (1902 points, 350 comments)
  24. michaelisnotginger (1875 points, 88 comments)
  25. FordTippex (1867 points, 246 comments)

Top Submissions

  1. A solution to Brexit by bnzss (25254 points, 3554 comments)
  2. 'UK's Partition is the only solution' says India by pure_haze (6033 points, 475 comments)
  3. EXCLUSIVE: Never before seen CCTV footage proves Jeremy Corbyn told the truth about #Traingate by LeftWingScot (4964 points, 1114 comments)
  4. If Mogg is going to proclaim he's a Christian, he should act like one by bennzo1238 (2734 points, 902 comments)
  5. Labour MP John Woodcock's deleted tweet from last night. by FormerlyPallas_ (1611 points, 256 comments)
  6. Jacob Rees-Mogg says he is against gay marriage and abortion in any circumstance as he refuses to rule out becoming Tory leader by Lolworth (1571 points, 1780 comments)
  7. Mac on Prince George's first day at school by Lolworth (1489 points, 188 comments)
  8. This is getting stupid. by SpellingTwat (1213 points, 502 comments)
  9. Trump officials don't want to work with Boris Johnson 'because they think he's a joke' by Crappy99 (1147 points, 222 comments)
  10. The Telegraph Matt Cartoon - EU Exodus by Crappy99 (909 points, 177 comments)

Top Comments

  1. 3341 points: Hal_E_Lujah's comment in A solution to Brexit
  2. 1791 points: Ifuckinglovethequeen's comment in A solution to Brexit
  3. 1266 points: PaxBritannia's comment in 'UK's Partition is the only solution' says India
  4. 1180 points: Gnivil's comment in EXCLUSIVE: Never before seen CCTV footage proves Jeremy Corbyn told the truth about #Traingate
  5. 1111 points: Skjolbir's comment in A solution to Brexit
  6. 1090 points: BFDFC's comment in EXCLUSIVE: Never before seen CCTV footage proves Jeremy Corbyn told the truth about #Traingate
  7. 1022 points: DengleDengle's comment in A solution to Brexit
  8. 854 points: Aardvarkuk's comment in Trump officials don't want to work with Boris Johnson 'because they think he's a joke'
  9. 844 points: hitch21's comment in Labour MP John Woodcock's deleted tweet from last night.
  10. 836 points: grep_var_log's comment in EXCLUSIVE: Never before seen CCTV footage proves Jeremy Corbyn told the truth about #Traingate
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2017.09.14 21:19 subreddit_stats Subreddit Stats: ukpolitics top posts from 2017-08-15 to 2017-09-14 05:58 PDT

Period: 29.80 days
Submissions Comments
Total 1000 102368
Rate (per day) 33.56 3373.29
Unique Redditors 357 7467
Combined Score 129540 569287

Top Submitters' Top Submissions

  1. 25254 points, 1 submission: bnzss
    1. A solution to Brexit (25254 points, 3554 comments)
  2. 6774 points, 70 submissions: Crappy99
    1. Trump officials don't want to work with Boris Johnson 'because they think he's a joke' (1147 points, 222 comments)
    2. The Telegraph Matt Cartoon - EU Exodus (909 points, 177 comments)
    3. The Telegraph Matt Cartoon - London Train Ticket Prices (512 points, 70 comments)
    4. Most UK Jews think Labour is too tolerant of anti-Semitism, YouGov poll finds (304 points, 389 comments)
    5. Jeremy Corbyn says no to women-only carriages on trains because 'people don't want them' (271 points, 340 comments)
    6. Prince Philip 'told Blair spin doctors to f*** off when they said William and Harry should walk behind Diana's coffin' (172 points, 53 comments)
    7. The Telegraph Cartoon - Waiting for Brexit (172 points, 24 comments)
    8. Corbyn: A federal UK is on the table if I become PM (165 points, 336 comments)
    9. The Times Cartoon - Brexit Position Paper... (140 points, 9 comments)
    10. The Evening Standard Cartoon - Driverless Lorry (133 points, 17 comments)
  3. 6665 points, 38 submissions: Lolworth
    1. Jacob Rees-Mogg says he is against gay marriage and abortion in any circumstance as he refuses to rule out becoming Tory leader (1571 points, 1780 comments)
    2. Mac on Prince George's first day at school (1489 points, 188 comments)
    3. Sarah Champion resigns as shadow equalities minister after article in Sun saying ‘Britain has a problem with British Pakistani men raping white girls’ (609 points, 828 comments)
    4. Peter Brookes on Jacob Rees-Mogg (473 points, 729 comments)
    5. Younger voters will never forgive the Tories (334 points, 502 comments)
    6. Blower on a divided House (198 points, 30 comments)
    7. Four alleged members of neo-Nazi group National Action arrested on suspicion of planning acts of terror - West Midlands Police (183 points, 286 comments)
    8. The idea of women-only train carriages is gravely insulting to both women and men (178 points, 315 comments)
    9. Martin Rowson on driverless vehicles (147 points, 28 comments)
    10. Stephen Hawking blames Tory politicians for damaging NHS Science (126 points, 176 comments)
  4. 6289 points, 18 submissions: LeftWingScot
    1. EXCLUSIVE: Never before seen CCTV footage proves Jeremy Corbyn told the truth about #Traingate (4964 points, 1114 comments)
    2. YouGov: If you HAD to choose between Communism and Fascism, which would you choose? Communism: 42% Fascism: 10% (299 points, 1044 comments)
    3. Police announce 'significant' investigation into Tory election call centre (233 points, 73 comments)
    4. Britain Elects on Twitter: If an election were held today, our model forecasts... CON: 298 (-19) LAB: 289 (+27) (98 points, 116 comments)
    5. Britain Elects: Once the terms of negotiation are known, there [X] be a second EU referendum: Should: 37% Should not: 49% via @OpiniumResearch (90 points, 126 comments)
    6. EU parliament source says "rumours" are circulating that the PM is planning a "major speech" on or around 21 Sept - which could delay talks. (90 points, 208 comments)
    7. Britain Elects on Twitter: Public opinion towards... T. May: Favourable: 31% Unfavourable: 58% J. Corbyn: Favourable: 38% Unfavourable: 51% via @YouGov, 15 - 16 Aug (77 points, 40 comments)
    8. Britain Elects on Twitter: Westminster voting intention: LAB: 42% (-2) CON: 41% (-) LDEM: 8% (+1) UKIP: 4% (+1) GRN: 1% (-1) via @YouGov, 21 - 22 Aug (72 points, 146 comments)
    9. No shouts against the Labour motion to end the public sector pay cap, so it passes unanimously (68 points, 28 comments)
    10. Tories set to Kill of Boundary Review based on 600 MPs to be dropped; new boundary review based on 650 MPs now likely (62 points, 52 comments)
  5. 6033 points, 1 submission: pure_haze
    1. 'UK's Partition is the only solution' says India (6033 points, 475 comments)
  6. 4949 points, 38 submissions: FormerlyPallas_
    1. Labour MP John Woodcock's deleted tweet from last night. (1611 points, 256 comments)
    2. On this day in 1642 the English Civil War began. (839 points, 226 comments)
    3. "Don't let them gamble with your future" - 2016 Britain Stronger in Europe Poster (494 points, 133 comments)
    4. "There is only one loony left..." - 1987 Anti-Thatcher poster (155 points, 56 comments)
    5. "NO" - 2003 Stop The War Coalition Poster (143 points, 147 comments)
    6. Vote by age 2015 vs 2017 (136 points, 229 comments)
    7. The ‘community leaders’ doing nothing to solve the grooming scandal (133 points, 104 comments)
    8. /UKPolitics Opinion polling over time (96 points, 145 comments)
    9. General Election vote share 1950-2017 (93 points, 139 comments)
    10. On this day in 1658 Richard Cromwell became Lord Protector of the Commonwealth, he served as head of state for less than a year and his abrupt fall from power earned him the nickname "Tumbledown Dick" (79 points, 7 comments)
  7. 4152 points, 24 submissions: bhosk
    1. Tory peer says Brexit is good because young people will be able to work longer hours (805 points, 373 comments)
    2. Nicola Sturgeon announces funding of Universal Basic Income trials (754 points, 438 comments)
    3. Downing St says T May's claim that coppers 32% better off since 2010 is for a 2010 recruit who got progression pay. Not all cops! #PMQs - Peston (380 points, 288 comments)
    4. Universal basic income: Half of Britons back plan to pay all UK citizens regardless of employment (312 points, 627 comments)
    5. How London threw £46m into the Thames (283 points, 209 comments)
    6. Amazon 'pays 11 times less corporation tax than traditional booksellers' (282 points, 230 comments)
    7. Ex-legal chief attacks Theresa May’s ‘foolish’ claim on European court of justice (216 points, 166 comments)
    8. British trains 'up to four times slower outside the south-east' (213 points, 170 comments)
    9. Europe halts funding for British technology firms (174 points, 252 comments)
    10. Water privatisation looks little more than an organised rip-off (141 points, 100 comments)
  8. 2820 points, 2 submissions: bennzo1238
    1. If Mogg is going to proclaim he's a Christian, he should act like one (2734 points, 902 comments)
    2. Michel Barnier: I said: #Brexit = occasion to explain single market benefits in all countries, incl my own. We do not want to "educate" or "teach lessons". (86 points, 165 comments)
  9. 1866 points, 32 submissions: BritRedditor1
    1. Papers buried by Theresa May’s ‘open’ government (440 points, 64 comments)
    2. Sterling’s depreciation has not led to an export boom- Devaluing your way to prosperity is not easy (157 points, 141 comments)
    3. U.K. Inflation Accelerates More Than Forecast to Reach 2.9% (126 points, 191 comments)
    4. Banks speed up plans to move jobs out of London - Institutions rushing jobs out of London after deciding they cannot hold on for the UK government's negotiations (79 points, 85 comments)
    5. UK public finances show first July surplus since 2002 (78 points, 77 comments)
    6. Sliding sterling is a cause for alarm, not celebration (71 points, 36 comments)
    7. Leaked memo from City's Brexit envoy reveals ‘sobering’ analysis of EU stance (70 points, 169 comments)
    8. DEUTSCHE BANK: Falling immigration after Brexit is set to cause a 'major' problem for the British economy (66 points, 338 comments)
    9. Britain offers £1bn a year to stay in the EU’s science club (62 points, 143 comments)
    10. 1. Our intel is that May is going to announce in her speech that she's to give formal notice to leave the EEA. [thread cont.] (57 points, 129 comments)
  10. 1554 points, 18 submissions: breakerofbrexits
    1. BBC Newsnight: “Working with Boris Johnson is like walking a few feet behind a horse shovelling its sh*t” – a source tells @nicholaswatt #newsnight (718 points, 168 comments)
    2. UK farm growth hit as migrant workers fall after Brexit referendum (138 points, 278 comments)
    3. A former Brexit minister has said the UK must be "honest" about the "complexity and scale" of leaving the EU (109 points, 38 comments)
    4. BBC Newsnight: Failure to get a Brexit deal would be “an utter and complete disaster” says former head of the civil service @SirBobKerslake #newsnight (105 points, 112 comments)
    5. LSE BREXIT – The government won’t release its analyses of Brexit’s impact. We have a right to see them (95 points, 82 comments)
    6. Latest YouGov: In hindsight, do you think Britain was right or wrong to vote to leave the European Union? Right: 43% (-2) Wrong: 45% Don't know: 11% (+1) (60 points, 150 comments)
    7. Theresa May’s ‘out of her depth,’ says senior MEP (45 points, 37 comments)
    8. Brexit campaign staffer: We never wanted to leave EU single market (41 points, 27 comments)
    9. Leaked Home Office immigration plans have 'poisoned the diplomatic well', says EU chief negotiator (35 points, 56 comments)
    10. Brexit: The UK is edging towards the obvious (33 points, 93 comments)
  11. 1498 points, 15 submissions: Ewannnn
    1. Matt on Brexit [comic] (782 points, 87 comments)
    2. The UK tax gap, where does it come from? (225 points, 164 comments)
    3. David Davis seems to have forgotten the importance of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights! (76 points, 60 comments)
    4. The rigged crapshoot of top exam grades Cheating scandal in elite schools highlights a wider university entrance stitch-up (59 points, 4 comments)
    5. Theresa May sets date she'll quit as Prime Minister - giving herself time to see Britain through Brexit (57 points, 58 comments)
    6. The TUC just called for the UK to stay in the single market - potentially for good (52 points, 59 comments)
    7. A View from the Top: Sir Richard Blundell, feted economist and possible future Nobel prize winner: The veteran University College London professor talks Brexit, the minimum wage and why economists really do care about inequality (38 points, 19 comments)
    8. David Allen Green (FT): This by Lord Kerr in the House of Lords on Brexit last night is worth a very close read. (36 points, 6 comments)
    9. Chris Williamson (Labour MP): 'A Corbyn-led Lab Govt could bring Virgin Islands under direct rule to help 'patriotic' Richard Branson pay his taxes' (35 points, 105 comments)
    10. UK labour market indicators between 2001 & 2017 (unemployment, underemployment, productivity, earnings, workforce participation) (33 points, 17 comments)
  12. 1440 points, 16 submissions: Shockingandawesome
    1. Vince Cable warns inherited wealth is fuelling inequality (406 points, 778 comments)
    2. Just 30% of Grenfell Tower fire funds have reached victims (140 points, 55 comments)
    3. Anti-Brexit marchers rally in Parliament Square (124 points, 235 comments)
    4. Border police foiled 56,000 migration attempts to Kent in 2016 (107 points, 159 comments)
    5. One in three Jews thinking of quitting Britain (92 points, 332 comments)
    6. 'Self-driving' lorries to be tested on UK roads (84 points, 174 comments)
    7. University heads asked to justify pay over £150,000 (83 points, 154 comments)
    8. NHS 'leaking millions' in PFI contracts (77 points, 205 comments)
    9. Offshore wind power cheaper than new nuclear (67 points, 119 comments)
    10. One in 10 adults owns second home, says think tank (63 points, 256 comments)
  13. 1221 points, 24 submissions: Kross_B
    1. Query for Remainers: What is your opinion of the EU side of the negotiations? (201 points, 505 comments)
    2. If the country goes through with Hard Brexit, will the public be willing to go through the potentially enormous amount of domestic restructuring to the end? (150 points, 342 comments)
    3. James Mates: "If, as I'm repeatedly told here, the UK holds a strong hand in these negotiations, I'm wondering how it's also vulnerable to blackmail?" (129 points, 51 comments)
    4. Norman Smith: "It may not be possible to negotiate as frictionless trade with the EU as we have now - Hammond" (88 points, 101 comments)
    5. The Andrew Marr Show: "[email protected] says UK won't allow EU to use time pressure to force Britain's hand in Brexit talks #marr" (63 points, 281 comments)
    6. How the Tory party was caught out by its own snap election (56 points, 11 comments)
    7. UK taking the initiative in Brexit talks, "No deal better than bad deal", says May (49 points, 281 comments)
    8. BBC News (UK): "PM Theresa May: 'It's the UK that's brought "ideas" & "clarity" to #Brexit talks'" (41 points, 171 comments)
    9. Vince Cable: ""Silly season story about launching new party. Nonsense. Bad idea. Unnecessary. [email protected] giving clear lead on fighting disastrous #Brexit (41 points, 52 comments)
    10. David Allen Green: "Will not break an embargo but to let you know DExEU releasing Brexit news at midnight. For benefit and convenience of Sunday press." (38 points, 49 comments)
  14. 1213 points, 1 submission: SpellingTwat
    1. This is getting stupid. (1213 points, 502 comments)
  15. 1040 points, 6 submissions: NotSoBlue_
    1. Poundland 'gets jobless to work for free under government scheme' Business (478 points, 342 comments)
    2. "It's like staring at an empty building site and saying we've made progress because we've made a cup of tea." Nick Clegg on Brexit (252 points, 206 comments)
    3. Theresa May refuses invitation to address European parliament in public (176 points, 111 comments)
    4. Rotherham abuse scandal: no charges against senior council figures (52 points, 42 comments)
    5. Killing this bill would cause "huge problems" - @CarolineFlintMP explains why she is defying three-line whip opposing Brexit bill #r4today (46 points, 96 comments)
    6. We should all strive towards the "ideal" of free university education, says vice chancellor of Oxford University #r4today (36 points, 41 comments)
  16. 1015 points, 11 submissions: JohnKimble111
    1. Muslim Labour Candidate: Champion is Brave Not Racist (235 points, 215 comments)
    2. Islamist Preacher Who Called for Destruction of Britain Coming to Parliament (201 points, 227 comments)
    3. Silencing debate on grooming gangs is a foul snub to victims (135 points, 357 comments)
    4. Heterosexual couple take civil partnership case to Supreme Court (132 points, 209 comments)
    5. Philip Davies re-elected to Women and Equalities Committee (along with his buddy Jess Phillips) (67 points, 75 comments)
    6. The CPS's decision to crack down on online mockery is a recipe for tyranny (54 points, 46 comments)
    7. This isn’t anti-racism - it’s middle-class misanthropy - Munroe Bergdorf’s class snobbery reveals a lot about identity politics (53 points, 309 comments)
    8. English charities 'get almost 50 per cent less lottery cash per head than Scottish counterparts' (43 points, 109 comments)
    9. Tram drivers are voting on whether to take industrial action over plans to introduce a device to detect if a driver has fallen asleep (41 points, 162 comments)
    10. CPS to issue first-ever guidance for prosecutors on handling male victims of sexual and domestic abuse (35 points, 14 comments)
  17. 929 points, 4 submissions: thelazyreader2015
    1. Theresa May’s government treating British public like children over Brexit, says former Treasury chief (767 points, 172 comments)
    2. Boris Johnson concedes UK will have to pay for Brexit (106 points, 205 comments)
    3. Two million UK families face Ł50-a-week cut in income (37 points, 34 comments)
    4. Mark Thompson: ‘A second Brexit referendum risks seeming like a stab in the back by the elite’ (19 points, 145 comments)
  18. 901 points, 6 submissions: XavGrav
    1. Young Labour supporters joke Tories should be gassed (227 points, 480 comments)
    2. Horror at Buckingham Palace as man 'armed with sword attacks police officer' in front of shocked tourists (196 points, 309 comments)
    3. Main suspect in Friday's sword attack at Buckingham Palace named in Daily Mail today as Mohiussunnath Chowdhury of Luton. (161 points, 204 comments)
    4. UK employers raise pay as Brexit skills shortage bites - recruiters (160 points, 506 comments)
    5. Notting Hill Carnival revellers run in panic after 'acidic liquid' thrown over crowd (94 points, 108 comments)
    6. New guidelines from the CPS on hate crimes include "unfriendliness" and "dislike" as working definitions (63 points, 193 comments)
  19. 873 points, 3 submissions: MimesAreShite
    1. 48% of Brits believe that today's young people will have a worse life than their parents, compared to only 22% who believe they will have better lives (798 points, 430 comments)
    2. Jeremy Corbyn sends solidarity to striking McDonalds workers (53 points, 207 comments)
    3. 54% of Tory voters believe Theresa May should lead the party into the next election (22 points, 52 comments)
  20. 873 points, 2 submissions: AonghusMacKilkenny
    1. If Rees-Mogg becomes PM we'll be in same boat as the US, whereby a declining power fronts itself with a comic stereotype of its nation. (817 points, 646 comments)
    2. Owen Jones went on the rampage after Neo Nazi Charlottesville. What does he have to say about the Barcelona attack? (56 points, 183 comments)
  21. 853 points, 9 submissions: Alx306
    1. The Times Cartoon 3/9/17 (478 points, 68 comments)
    2. Times Cartoon 10/9/17 (146 points, 29 comments)
    3. Britain underestimated dangers of removing Gaddafi, says Johnson (67 points, 134 comments)
    4. Theresa May wants Britain to ‘piggyback’ on EU trade deals after Brexit (43 points, 123 comments)
    5. Tony Blair: Only a hard Brexit is on offer — and that will do Britain immense damage (32 points, 80 comments)
    6. Brexit: David Davis declines to back Liam Fox’s Brussels blackmail claim (26 points, 18 comments)
    7. National Trust raises tenants’ rent demands by up to 10,000% (21 points, 11 comments)
    8. Labour’s Brexit policy in chaos as Keir Starmer contradicts deputy leader Tom Watson (20 points, 24 comments)
    9. Non-believers outnumber Britons with religious faith (20 points, 42 comments)
  22. 825 points, 1 submission: Jamessuperfun
    1. Theresa May secretly hatched plan to ‘rig’ parliament straight after losing majority in election (825 points, 511 comments)
  23. 821 points, 1 submission: Gisschace
    1. Young Tories Joke About 'Gassing Chavs' in Activate WhatsApp Group (821 points, 841 comments)
  24. 790 points, 1 submission: Nandor59
    1. Homelessness rise 'likely to have been driven by welfare reforms' (790 points, 499 comments)

Top Commenters

  1. Ewannnn (4497 points, 358 comments)
  2. Lolworth (4397 points, 569 comments)
  3. CaffeinatedT (4003 points, 778 comments)
  4. DrRedOrDead (3370 points, 384 comments)
  5. Hal_E_Lujah (3356 points, 12 comments)
  6. KumaLumaJuma (3093 points, 464 comments)
  7. andrew2209 (2910 points, 356 comments)
  8. FormerlyPallas_ (2705 points, 266 comments)
  9. Nuclearfrog (2700 points, 175 comments)
  10. EtchyTWA (2598 points, 619 comments)
  11. jared2007 (2586 points, 279 comments)
  12. Rob_Kaichin (2531 points, 626 comments)
  13. whencanistop (2529 points, 197 comments)
  14. DemonEggy (2497 points, 208 comments)
  15. frankster (2377 points, 296 comments)
  16. politics34 (2192 points, 310 comments)
  17. hitch21 (2160 points, 317 comments)
  18. grep_var_log (2113 points, 182 comments)
  19. Inlogoraccountan (2091 points, 476 comments)
  20. Nazgutek (2090 points, 112 comments)
  21. XavGrav (1990 points, 125 comments)
  22. tommyncfc (1966 points, 342 comments)
  23. Pleberal (1902 points, 350 comments)
  24. michaelisnotginger (1875 points, 88 comments)
  25. FordTippex (1867 points, 246 comments)

Top Submissions

  1. A solution to Brexit by bnzss (25254 points, 3554 comments)
  2. 'UK's Partition is the only solution' says India by pure_haze (6033 points, 475 comments)
  3. EXCLUSIVE: Never before seen CCTV footage proves Jeremy Corbyn told the truth about #Traingate by LeftWingScot (4964 points, 1114 comments)
  4. If Mogg is going to proclaim he's a Christian, he should act like one by bennzo1238 (2734 points, 902 comments)
  5. Labour MP John Woodcock's deleted tweet from last night. by FormerlyPallas_ (1611 points, 256 comments)
  6. Jacob Rees-Mogg says he is against gay marriage and abortion in any circumstance as he refuses to rule out becoming Tory leader by Lolworth (1571 points, 1780 comments)
  7. Mac on Prince George's first day at school by Lolworth (1489 points, 188 comments)
  8. This is getting stupid. by SpellingTwat (1213 points, 502 comments)
  9. Trump officials don't want to work with Boris Johnson 'because they think he's a joke' by Crappy99 (1147 points, 222 comments)
  10. The Telegraph Matt Cartoon - EU Exodus by Crappy99 (909 points, 177 comments)

Top Comments

  1. 3341 points: Hal_E_Lujah's comment in A solution to Brexit
  2. 1791 points: Ifuckinglovethequeen's comment in A solution to Brexit
  3. 1266 points: PaxBritannia's comment in 'UK's Partition is the only solution' says India
  4. 1180 points: Gnivil's comment in EXCLUSIVE: Never before seen CCTV footage proves Jeremy Corbyn told the truth about #Traingate
  5. 1111 points: Skjolbir's comment in A solution to Brexit
  6. 1090 points: BFDFC's comment in EXCLUSIVE: Never before seen CCTV footage proves Jeremy Corbyn told the truth about #Traingate
  7. 1022 points: DengleDengle's comment in A solution to Brexit
  8. 854 points: Aardvarkuk's comment in Trump officials don't want to work with Boris Johnson 'because they think he's a joke'
  9. 844 points: hitch21's comment in Labour MP John Woodcock's deleted tweet from last night.
  10. 836 points: grep_var_log's comment in EXCLUSIVE: Never before seen CCTV footage proves Jeremy Corbyn told the truth about #Traingate
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2017.05.31 23:03 subreddit_stats Subreddit Stats: ukpolitics posts from 2017-05-28 to 2017-05-30 20:55 PDT

Period: 2.65 days
Submissions Comments
Total 593 23385
Rate (per day) 223.69 6496.38
Unique Redditors 304 3260
Combined Score 38600 135797

Top Submitters' Top Submissions

  1. 15984 points, 1 submission: never_got_a_nude_pic
    1. This sub... (15984 points, 563 comments)
  2. 2436 points, 5 submissions: tejmuk
    1. Sunday Times Cartoon 28/05/17 (2386 points, 162 comments)
    2. SNP Manifesto 2017 (35 points, 66 comments)
    3. Have the Tories even tried to appeal to younger folk in this campaign? (12 points, 11 comments)
    4. No, Theresa May, no Brexit deal is a whole lot worse than a bad Brexit deal (3 points, 12 comments)
    5. An English Hillary Clinton? Left-wing Trump? (0 points, 2 comments)
  3. 1724 points, 113 submissions: Crappy99
    1. If May conducts Brexit like she has this election we're all in serious trouble (290 points, 187 comments)
    2. The Times Daily Cartoon (196 points, 141 comments)
    3. BBC refuses to play Theresa May top 10 protest song (164 points, 113 comments)
    4. Labour doubles poll lead lead over Conservatives among voters under 25, new poll shows (84 points, 88 comments)
    5. Muslims should help full face veil disappear from UK within 20 years, says Baroness Warsi (83 points, 155 comments)
    6. Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn trounced in TV ratings battle by Britain’s Got Talent (75 points, 46 comments)
    7. New poll finds huge opposition to Government’s plans for more discriminatory faith schools (61 points, 22 comments)
    8. Analysts believe UK economic data are pointing to a much slimmer margin of victory for May than the headlines suggest (53 points, 35 comments)
    9. Labour campaign chief admits cost of nationalisation plans 'has not been set out clearly' (53 points, 46 comments)
    10. Majority of voters want Theresa May to spell out Brexit plans before election (53 points, 57 comments)
  4. 1287 points, 6 submissions: LeftWingScot
    1. Mcdonnell hits back at Conservatives after Corbyn childcare costings gaffe: "The only numbers in the Tory manifesto are the page numbers" (587 points, 306 comments)
    2. Dominic Raab may have stolen Diane Abbott's crown as stupidest politician this election: Food banks not about "poverty" but people "with a cashflow problem" (502 points, 581 comments)
    3. Corbyn."I didn't have exact figure in front of me - for that I apologise." #childcare #WomansHour (170 points, 155 comments)
    4. Michael Crick on Twitter: "Conservative Chairman Patrick McLoughlin urges people to watch C4 at 8.30, & offers this preview of May's attack:" (21 points, 12 comments)
    5. LBC: Caller Denies Poverty Exists In Britain And People Aren’t Happy (7 points, 32 comments)
    6. #GE2017 Live: Theresa May imagines Jeremy Corbyn ‘naked and alone.’ (0 points, 12 comments)
  5. 1050 points, 1 submission: imactuallyplatlevel
    1. Corbyn- 'Well, at least there is one Jeremy that @Theresa_May isn't too scared to debate ' (1050 points, 241 comments)
  6. 640 points, 14 submissions: FormerlyPallas_
    1. Corbyn + Abbott signed EDM after IRA massacre blaming British "occupation" for deaths. (160 points, 535 comments)
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    2. Can Labour win back its heartlands? Not by turning blue Jeremy Gilbert Opinion (20 points, 3 comments)
  9. 585 points, 6 submissions: Inlogoraccountan
    1. It is my duty to inform you that Sky News just introduced Kezia Dugdale as the leader of Scottish labia. (244 points, 92 comments)
    2. Westminster voting intention CON: 45% (-1) LAB: 33% (+1) LD: 8% (-) UKIP: 5% (-) GRN: 3% (+1) (via @ICMResearch / 26-29 May) Chgs w/ 26May (200 points, 228 comments)
    3. 34 years ago I had a full head of hair but I still thought - aged 13 - the IRA was a vile terrorist group [Sajid Javid] (127 points, 188 comments)
    4. The moment on #Marr that @HackneyAbbott clearly says "If we leave the EU" Not WHEN we leave. (10 points, 41 comments)
    5. Corbyn's answer on coalition or "progressive alliance" with SNP (4 points, 8 comments)
    6. Labour press releases since start of debate: 3 Conservative press releases since start of debate: 21 (0 points, 10 comments)
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    1. Helen Lewis on Twitter: Burn me as a heretic, but is turning every interview into a pub quiz on figures testing the right qualities in a politician? (559 points, 229 comments)

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2015.10.13 13:23 ThatPcNoobGuy AMD Build for a £1000?

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.
Gaming at 1440p for new releases such as fallout4 ,need for speed underground, Starwars battlefront
What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?
£1000
When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.
What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (ToweOS/monitokeyboard/mouse/etc)
Case,Mobo,PSU,CPU,RAM,GPU,HDD/SSD "Cooling?" (No peripherals or monitor or os needed)
Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?
I live in the Uk East midlands
If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.
BenQ XL2411Z, Vengeance K70, steelseries rival, already got a copy of windows 10
Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?
CPU down the line, as i have with my current cpu i know it will require a step up in cooling
Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)
Storage is not an issue as current pc has 3tb in raid may need a ssd for windows or even for steam?
Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-towefull-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?
Mid to full as i have a large space on my desk where my current pc is, since its amd i will probably go for a red theme, window would be nice. Dunno about putting the leds in my self tho. i do like led fans however
Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?
I already have a copy of windows 10
I know a few people will be asking why amd? well all i see lately is i5 builds which are fine i would just like to see if amd current stuff is performance vs price against the competition and if its future proofed?.
Thankyou :D
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2015.06.02 18:04 aldium Clarkson review: Alfa Romeo 4C coupé (2015)

Be gone, crazy creature. The ecstasy I feel is not enough
Alfa Romeo 4C coupé, £51,500
A NUMBER of years ago a writer on the hysterically earnest motoring magazine Autocar said in a review of some supercar or other that it caused “absolute mayhem” when he parked it in a supermarket car park.
Hmm. I’m not sure his definition of absolute mayhem is quite the same as mine. Because in my quite extensive experience no supercar causes people to run screaming for their lives, or to throw a milk bottle full of petrol at a policeman. And no. Not even the lowest, yellowest, loudest Lamborghini makes people rush into a petrol station kiosk and start helping themselves to the sweets, before killing the cashier and burning it down.
In Italy a small crowd of admirers may gather, but elsewhere, and especially in Britain, the only reaction you get is from small boys, who clutch excitedly at their tinkles. That’s not absolute mayhem in my book.
But it must be said that the Alfa Romeo 4C coupé you see in the pictures did cause something of a stir. In London, where most people wouldn’t even look twice if Harrison Ford bounced down the middle of the road on a space hopper, women from offices would stop halfway across zebra crossings for a better look. Bus passengers would reach for their cameraphones.
Other motorists would applaud. It was a long way from absolute mayhem but I can tell you this: I’ve never driven any mainstream road car that generated quite such an outpouring of affection. Not ever. It was like I was whizzing about in a reincarnated blend of Gandhi and Diana, Princess of Wales.
The reason people like it is simple: it’s sporty and interesting and different but it’s not even slightly threatening. Think of it as a Ferrari puppy. Sadly, however, there are a few issues with the actual car. Where do I start? With the steering wheel, which would be dismissed as “too plasticky” by the makers of those penny- in-the-slot cars you find outside suburban chemist shops? How about the problem of getting out after you’ve parked? Put simply, it’s like being calved. Or maybe I should major on the width. This car is so wide it won’t even fit in a standard parking bay. And even if you do shoehorn it into a space, you will then only be able to open the doors the merest crack, which makes getting out even more difficult. Realistically, you’ll get into this car once, and then that’ll be that.
Other things. Well, the boot lid won’t stay up by itself. There is almost no rear visibility at all. The switchgear is so flimsy it makes the steering wheel look like a Fabergé egg, There’s a draught from the bottom of the doors as you drive along, and it’s as luxuriously appointed as a Presbyterian beach hut.
“Aha,” I hear you say, “but I bet it’s an absolute joy to drive.” Nope. It may have a carbon-fibre tub, the sort of thing you find in a Formula One car or a McLaren P1, and it may be so light as a result that it can make do with a tiny turbocharged 1742cc engine, but the steering is inert, and not power assisted, and the brakes lack any feel at all. You have to use muscle memory to decide how quickly you want to stop.
And then there’s the noise. Oh my God. Around town it’s fun. It snuffles and roars and farts but last Saturday I had to drive up the M1 to the Midlands and by the time I reached Watford, I’d had enough. I think my ears were actually bleeding. Manfully I reached 70mph, at which point I started to understand how General Noriega must have felt when the Americans bombarded him with volume. I just wanted to get out. But as we know, that’s not possible.
I didn’t think life could be any more miserable. But then in Northamptonshire I hit the 700-mile roadworks that are monitored by average-speed cameras to make sure everyone does 50mph. There was a sign showing a middle-aged woman in a hard hat and a hi-vis jacket that asked drivers to be careful by saying: “My mum works on this site.”
Don’t be so bloody daft. Of course she doesn’t work on the site. No one does, or they’d have finished whatever it is they were supposed to be doing two years ago.
Anyway, the joy of being forced to drive at 50mph — at which speed the sound is roughly akin to the noise generated by the Grateful Dead — was short-lived because a new problem had reared its head: tramlining.
I have driven the 4C before in Italy and was assured that its alarming tendency to follow the camber would be solved in the UK by smaller wheels. Well, it hasn’t. Holy cow, it’s frightening. You’re trundling along, minding your own business, when suddenly the car will turn left. Or right. There’s no warning at all, and unless you are an actual Terminator with an ability to know the future, there’s nothing you can do to stop it happening.
And to make matters worse, it really was causing absolute mayhem. The occupants of every other car were swarming around it, trying to take pictures, and there was nothing I could do. If I slowed down, they slowed down, causing people behind to jam on their brakes, and I couldn’t speed up or I’d get three points on my licence. The mandatory 50mph limit is already one of the most dangerous aspects of driving in Britain because it causes bunching and frayed tempers. But in an Alfa it’s borderline lethal.
And so there we are. It’s a terrible car, riddled with the sort of faults that every other motoring manufacturer had addressed by about 1972. And yet I completely adored it. Every other vehicle with its perfect refinement and its perfect electrics and its perfectly adjustable suspension cannot help but feel like a machine. Whereas the Alfa, with its flaws and its tendency to go where it wants, feels human.
Will it go wrong? Probably. But so will your girlfriend from time to time. And you’re not going to swap her for a librarian, are you?
I may not have enjoyed getting out of the Alfa very much but I loved getting in to it because it’s just so exciting to drive a car that has a mind of its own. I’ve driven a few vehicles over the years that made me happy but none of them even gets close to this. It’s a wonderful little package of deep, deep joy.
The problem is that I cannot realistically advise you to buy one. And worse, I could not even buy one myself. Yes, it’s everything a true petrolhead wants in a car but the noise and the veering about and the veterinary operation that’s necessary every time you need to get out would drive me insane.
I wish Alfa would call because I’m not busy at the moment and I really do have a few ideas that would keep the wild-child spirit but sandpaper away just a couple of the really rough edges.
As it is, I’m left with a problem. Because as a car it gets two stars; one for having a fabulously clever stereo system and one for being very economical. But as a thing, I’d give it six.
Alfa Romeo 4C specifications • Price: £51,500 • Engine: 1742cc, 4 cylinders, turbocharged • Power: 237 lb ft @ 6000rpm • Torque: 258lb ft @ 2200rpm • Transmission: 6-speed dual clutch • Performance: 0-62mph: 4.5sec • Top speed: 160mph • Fuel: 41.5mpg (combined) • CO2: 157g/km • Road tax band: G (£180) • Release date: On sale now
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2014.09.14 14:17 Pazzyboi [Match Thread] Nottingham Forest v Derby County

Match Information - Nottingham Forest 1 - 1 Derby County
SkyBet Championship 2014/15
  • Date: 14/09/2014
  • Venue: The City Ground, Nottingham (Away)
  • Attendance: 30,227
  • Referee: Paul Tierny
  • Kick-off: 15:15 GMT
  • Streams: Wiziwig
  • Live on Sky Sports 1 HD: Coverage starting at 13:00 GMT

Starting Lineups

Nottingham Forest: Darlow, Lichaj, Mancienne, Hunt, Hobbs, Reid (Off 43 min), Burke, Cohen (Off 14 min), Antonio, Lansbury, Assombalonga
Derby County: Grant, Buxton, Keogh, Shotton, Forsyth, Bryson (Off 74 min), Hughes, Eustace (Off 74 min), Dawkins, Russell (Off 68 min), Martin

Substitutes

Nottingham Forest: Wilson, Fox, Veldwijk (90 On), Paterson, de Vries, Tesche (On 14 min), Osborn (On 43 min) (90 Off)
Derby County:Christie, Whitbread, Roos, Calero (On 74 min), Best (On 68 min), Mascarell, Ibe (On 74 min)

Match Stats

Score: Nottingham Forest 1 - 1 Derby (0 - 0 HT)
Nottingham Forest Derby County
48% Possession 52%
15 Shots 13
3 On target 5
5 Corners 6
11 Fouls 17

Match Events

Surprise replacement in the Derby starting line-up as Shotton comes in for Christie who is dropped to the bench
  • 0 min - KICK-OFF
  • 5 min - The atmosphere is electric in the early stages
  • 6 min - Yellow Card John Eustace (Derby) in the book, he'll have to be on his toes for the vast majority of the game
  • 8 min - First corner for Derby County in front of the Forest fans, headed out for another
  • 10 min - 10 minutes on the clock and the entire crowd are on their feet to join in applause for the great Brian Clough
  • 12 min - Injury for the Nottingham Forest captain, as Chris Cohen looks in a lot of pain
  • 14 min - SUB FOREST Cohen Off Tesche On
  • 17 min - Opening 17 minutes have been at breakneck speed, with both sides fired up. No control established yet by either side
  • 19 min - Assombalonga hits the ground in the Derby box after a struggle with Keogh, no interest from the referee but it looked like there could've been something in it, ball goes out for a goal kick
  • 21 min - Forest win a free kick on the edge of the Derby box, Andy Reid takes and after a game of pinball it goes out for a Forest corner
  • 25 min - A really dangerous ball is put into the box by Chris Burke and only an excellent piece of defending by Derby captain Richard Keogh denies Britt Assombalonga a golden chance
  • 27 min - Derby trying to establish control through a patient passing game, but Forest are pressing the rams well extremely high up the pitch
  • 29 min - Ryan Shotton receives a warning from referee Paul Tierny after a cynical foul on Michail Antonio, who is currently running riot down the left hand side for Forest
  • 32 min - Forest having a really good spell now, as they earn another Andy Reid corner
  • 34 min - Bryson earns a free kick in a dangerous area for Derby County
  • 35 min - Bryson takes it himself and hits a really tame effort straight at Darlow
  • 38 min - Plenty of intensity in the game so far, but only one effort on target for either side so far - that being Bryson's poor free kick
  • 40 min - First dangerous bit of play for Derby earns them a corner, and the Rams will hope to finish the half strongly
  • 42 min - Bryson leads a charge up the pitch, but fluffs his pass to Hughes and it's out for a corner
  • 43 min - Andy Reid injured for Forest
  • 43 min - SUB FOREST Reid Off Osborn On
  • 44 min - John Eustace is getting a talking to, any more from him and he'll surely see Red
  • 45 min (+1) - Great long range strike by Tesche just goes wide
  • 45 min (+4) - The Whistle goes for Half Time after a feisty first half
Forest perhaps shading the first half, but failed to get a shot on target. Perhaps had a good shout for a penalty, but nothing given.
  • 45 min - KICK-OFF
  • 46 min - Yellow Card Ben Osborn (Forest)
  • 46 min - Poor challenge on Johnny Russell by Osborne and he picks up a yellow card
  • 51 min - Derby starting to put together some slick passing combinations, encouraging for the Rams
  • 52 min - An accidental elbow on Craig Bryson by Assombalonga causes Bryson to leave the field to receive treatment for a nasty cut
  • 54 min - Another good move by Derby results in Martin blazing the ball over the bar, not been his day so far
  • 57 min - Yellow Card Jake Buxton picks up a yellow for a cynical foul
  • 59 min - Yellow Card Henri Lansbury booked for an awful clash with Will Hughes, could've been a red on another day
  • 60 min - Excellent run by Hunt for Forest as he bursts past multiple Derby players, unlucky to come to nothing
  • 61 min - Antonio uses his pace and power to earn Forest's first shot on target
  • 63 min - A dangerous ball into the box for Derby comes to Russell who fails to capitalise on the Forest keeper being in no mans land
  • 65 min - We have a pair of Pitch Invaders who aren't being dealt with at all. Get off the pitch you wankers, the game was picking up and now it's come to a halt
  • 68 min - SUB DERBY Russell Off Best On
  • 69 min - Play finally gets back under way after the worst handling of pitch invaders that has ever been seen
  • 71 min - GOAL NOTTINGHAM FOREST!! Britt Assombalonga nets his 5th goal of the season at the end of a breakneck counterattack by Nottingham Forest
  • 74 min - DOUBLE SUB DERBY Calero On Ibe On Bryson Off Eustace Off
  • 78 min - Scrappy defending by Derby almost presents Forest with a golden opportunity to extend their lead
  • 80 min - Yellow Card Chris Burke
  • 80 min - GOAL DERBY!! Ryan Shotton/Richard Keogh/Leon Best scores from a great ball in from the resulting free kick from Burke's foul
  • 83 min - Play comes to a halt once again as Britt Assombalonga is down with a problem
  • 86 min - RED CARD DERBY COUNTY Jake Buxton with two rash challenges right in front of the referee picks up his second yellow card and is sent off
  • 89 min - This East Midlands Derby is reaching boiling point now with challenges flying in left and right, and the pace of the game ramping up
  • 90 min - SUB FOREST Osborn Off Veldwijk On
  • 90 min - 8 minutes of added time for Derby to survive with 10 men
  • 90 min (+3) - Tesche blazes one over the bar, and Derby get a chance to relieve pressure
  • 90 min (+3) - Michail Antonio named MOTM
  • 90 min (+5) - Nervous times here for both sets of fans, with it all at stake in the final minutes
  • 90 min (+8) - FULL TIME WHISTLE SOUNDS AND THE MATCH ENDS ONE APIECE
BBC REPORT: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/29098233
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2014.07.12 19:08 Timanfya B001 - Railways Reform Bill 2014 - VOTE MPs ONLY

Railways Reform Bill 2014 - By the Right Honorable peter199
An Act reforming the current railway system replacing the current inefficient, fragmented system of operation. BE IT ENACTED by The Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Commons in this present Parliament assembled, in accordance with the provisions of the Parliament Acts 1911 and 1949, and by the authority of the same, as follows:-
0: Key Organisations
(1) The Department for Transport (DfT) who will provide funds and mange DOR.
(2) Directly Operated Railways (DOR) who will operate the trains and infrastructure (the latter being done by network rail which will be part of DOR)
(3) The Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) who will regulate the railway system scrutinising decisions made by DOR or the DfT.
(4) Passenger Transport Executives (PTEs) and Transport Bodies who will work in partnership with DOR in creating five year plans and a network suited to their local areas.
1: Train Operation
(1) Franchises are to operated by Department for Transport owned Directly Operated Railways (DOR) upon the date their contract ends.
(2) For each DOR operated franchise, DOR and network rail must identify a clear five year plan (ideally covering DORs objectives for each control period) so the railway has a long term future and is able to focus on big projects.
(3) Any profits the DOR network makes are reinvested in partnership with network rail to improve the network.
(4) Passenger operation is to be divided into clear groups which contain sub brands. These groups would be InterCity (sub brands East Coast, West Coast / High Speed, Great Western, Cross Country, East Anglia and Midland) Regional Railways (Western, Anglia, Midlands, Wales, Northern and ScotRail), Network SouthEast (South Western, South Eastern, LTS, Thames Valley, Chiltern, Anglia, Thameslink, South London Metro and North London) and Rail Freight (InterModal and Nuclear)
2: Rolling Stock
(1) Rolling Stock assets which are currently owned by private ROSCOs is to continue to be leased by DOR from them until the end of the rolling stock's lives.
(2) Any new trains should be purchased in partnership with DOR and the DfT or leased off the rolling stock manufacturer.
(3) Rolling stock manufacturers and development companies should be encouraged to base themselves in the UK.
(4) By 2025 all passenger trains in the UK must have bogies or an ORR verified wheel and axle set.
3: Network Rail
(1) Network Rail and DOR merge creating a single entity (still titled DOR) however network rail will remain as the infrastructure sub brand.
(2) Track Access Charges for passenger trains should be scrapped. An emissions charge based on weight load and locomotive should be introduced for freight trains.
(3) The network rail sub brand of DOR should have the key objective to electrify the entire mainline network on the UK mainland with 25kV AC OverHead Line Electrification (OHLE).
(4) Southern region 750 DC third rail should be progressively replaced by modern 25kVAC OHLE in phases identified in the five year plans.
4: Freight
(1) Freight should remain in the private sector however key flows such as nuclear material and former 'Freightliner' trains should be operated by DOR.
(2) The DfT should give Freight Operating Companies (FOCs) incentives to operate more electric freight and use electric locomotives under the wires in place of diesel locomotives.
(3) The DfT should give the freight sector financial incentives to operate more rail freight and less road freight.
(4) The freight sector must work closer with the European market to utilise the Channel Tunnel connection to transport more international freight reducing air miles.
5: Fares
(1) Fares shouldn't rise higher than inflation except unless the extra money is being used to fund improvements such as electrification, re-signalling or new trains. Any rises in fares above inflation must be moderated by the ORR.
(2) Fares should be worked out with local Passenger Transport Executives and Authorities in the five year plans to give the passenger a clear view of what their journey will cost.
(3) A national ITSO based smart card scheme should be implemented to allow a simpler fare structure and easier methods for people to pay.
(4) Money generated by fares should be used for the running and benefit of the railway and nothing else.
6: Commencement, Short Title and Extent
(1) This Act may be cited as the Railway Reform Bill 2014.
(2) This bill shall extend to the United Kingdom
(3) Shall come into force gradually as each rail franchise expires starting from the 01/01/2015
ONLY MPs CAN VOTE ON THIS
ALL MPs MUST SEND ME A PM INDICATING THEIR CHOICE EITHER AYE, NAY OR ABSTAIN
YOU HAVE 3 DAYS TO VOTE
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2014.07.08 15:30 Timanfya B001 - Railways Reform Bill 2014 (Second Reading)

Railways Reform Bill 2014 - By the Right Honorable peter199
An Act reforming the current railway system replacing the current inefficient, fragmented system of operation. BE IT ENACTED by The Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Commons in this present Parliament assembled, in accordance with the provisions of the Parliament Acts 1911 and 1949, and by the authority of the same, as follows:-
0: Key Organisations
(1) The Department for Transport (DfT) who will provide funds and mange DOR.
(2) Directly Operated Railways (DOR) who will operate the trains and infrastructure (the latter being done by network rail which will be part of DOR)
(3) The Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) who will regulate the railway system scrutinising decisions made by DOR or the DfT.
(4) Passenger Transport Executives (PTEs) and Transport Bodies who will work in partnership with DOR in creating five year plans and a network suited to their local areas.
1: Train Operation
(1) Franchises are to operated by Department for Transport owned Directly Operated Railways (DOR) upon the date their contract ends.
(2) For each DOR operated franchise, DOR and network rail must identify a clear five year plan (ideally covering DORs objectives for each control period) so the railway has a long term future and is able to focus on big projects.
(3) Any profits the DOR network makes are reinvested in partnership with network rail to improve the network.
(4) Passenger operation is to be divided into clear groups which contain sub brands. These groups would be InterCity (sub brands East Coast, West Coast / High Speed, Great Western, Cross Country, East Anglia and Midland) Regional Railways (Western, Anglia, Midlands, Wales, Northern and ScotRail), Network SouthEast (South Western, South Eastern, LTS, Thames Valley, Chiltern, Anglia, Thameslink, South London Metro and North London) and Rail Freight (InterModal and Nuclear)
2: Rolling Stock
(1) Rolling Stock assets which are currently owned by private ROSCOs is to continue to be leased by DOR from them until the end of the rolling stock's lives.
(2) Any new trains should be purchased in partnership with DOR and the DfT or leased off the rolling stock manufacturer.
(3) Rolling stock manufacturers and development companies should be encouraged to base themselves in the UK.
(4) By 2025 all passenger trains in the UK must have bogies or an ORR verified wheel and axle set.
3: Network Rail
(1) Network Rail and DOR merge creating a single entity (still titled DOR) however network rail will remain as the infrastructure sub brand.
(2) Track Access Charges for passenger trains should be scrapped. An emissions charge based on weight load and locomotive should be introduced for freight trains.
(3) The network rail sub brand of DOR should have the key objective to electrify the entire mainline network on the UK mainland with 25kV AC OverHead Line Electrification (OHLE).
(4) Southern region 750 DC third rail should be progressively replaced by modern 25kVAC OHLE in phases identified in the five year plans.
4: Freight
(1) Freight should remain in the private sector however key flows such as nuclear material and former 'Freightliner' trains should be operated by DOR.
(2) The DfT should give Freight Operating Companies (FOCs) incentives to operate more electric freight and use electric locomotives under the wires in place of diesel locomotives.
(3) The DfT should give the freight sector financial incentives to operate more rail freight and less road freight.
(4) The freight sector must work closer with the European market to utilise the Channel Tunnel connection to transport more international freight reducing air miles.
5: Fares
(1) Fares shouldn't rise higher than inflation except unless the extra money is being used to fund improvements such as electrification, re-signalling or new trains. Any rises in fares above inflation must be moderated by the ORR.
(2) Fares should be worked out with local Passenger Transport Executives and Authorities in the five year plans to give the passenger a clear view of what their journey will cost.
(3) A national ITSO based smart card scheme should be implemented to allow a simpler fare structure and easier methods for people to pay.
(4) Money generated by fares should be used for the running and benefit of the railway and nothing else.
6: Commencement, Short Title and Extent
(1) This Act may be cited as the Railway Reform Bill 2014.
(2) This bill shall extend to the United Kingdom
(3) Shall come into force gradually as each rail franchise expires starting from the 01/01/2015
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2014.06.29 14:13 Timanfya B001 - Railways Reform Bill 2014

Railways Reform Bill 2014 - By the Right Honorable peter199
An Act reforming the current railway system replacing the current inefficient, fragmented system of operation. BE IT ENACTED by The Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Commons in this present Parliament assembled, in accordance with the provisions of the Parliament Acts 1911 and 1949, and by the authority of the same, as follows:-
1: Train Operation
(1) Franchises are to operated by Department for Transport owned Directly Operated Railways (DOR) upon the date their contract ends.
(2) For each DOR operated franchise, DOR and network rail must identify a clear five year plan (ideally covering DORs objectives for each control period) so the railway has a long term future and is able to focus on big projects.
(3) Any profits the DOR network makes are reinvested in partnership with network rail to improve the network.
(4) Passenger operation is to be divided into clear groups which contain sub brands. These groups would be InterCity (sub brands East Coast, West Coast / High Speed, Great Western, Cross Country, East Anglia and Midland) Regional Railways (Western, Anglia, Midlands, Wales, Northern and ScotRail), Network SouthEast (South Western, South Eastern, LTS, Thames Valley, Chiltern, Anglia, Thameslink, South London Metro and North London) and Rail Freight (InterModal and Nuclear)
2: Rolling Stock
(1) Rolling Stock assets which are currently owned by private ROSCOs is to continue to be leased by DOR from them until the end of the rolling stock's lives.
(2) Any new trains should be purchased in partnership with DOR and the DfT or leased off the rolling stock manufacturer.
(3) Rolling stock manufacturers and development companies should be encouraged to base themselves in the UK.
(4) By 2025 all passenger trains in the UK must have bogies.
3: Network Rail
(1) Network Rail is to merge with DOR however will remain the infrastructure sub brand of DOR. (2) Track Access Charges for trains should be scrapped.
(3) The network rail sub brand of DOR should have the key objective to electrify the entire mainline network on the UK mainland with 25kV AC OverHead Line Electrification (OHLE).
(4) Southern region third rail should be progressively replaced by modern AC OHLE.
4: Freight
(1) Freight should remain in the private sector however key flows such as nuclear material should be operated by DOR.
(2) The DfT should give Freight Operating Companies (FOCs) incentives to operate more electric freight and use electric locomotives under the wires in place of diesel locomotives.
(3) The DfT should give the freight sector financial incentives to operate more rail freight and less road freight.
(4) The freight sector must work closer with the European market to utilise the Channel Tunnel connection to transport more international freight reducing air miles.
5: Fares
(1) Fares shouldn't rise higher than inflation except unless the extra money is being used to fund improvements such as electrification, re-signalling or new trains.
(2) Fares should be worked out with local Passenger Transport Executives in the five year plans to give the passenger a clear view of what their journey will cost.
(3) A national ITSO based smart card scheme should be implemented to allow a simpler fare structure and easier methods for people to pay.
(4) Money generated by fares should be used for the running and benefit of the railway and nothing else.
6: Commencement, Short Title and Extent
(1) This Act may be cited as the Railway Reform Bill 2014.
(2) This bill shall extend to the United Kingdom; and Northern Ireland
(3) Shall come into force gradually as each rail franchise expires starting from the 01/10/2014 Look here http://www.reddit.com/MHOC/comments/2h5xid/22092014_2nd_weekly_update/
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