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What next, JFK Dodgems?
Theme park ride based on Princess Diana's fatal crash opens tomorrow
It will cost £20 a time to ride and it is open to children and adults

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Neil ShawHead Of Digital, Live And Trending For PlymouthLive, DevonLive And CornwallLive
  • 08:21, 24 MAY 2019
  • UPDATED16:35, 24 MAY 2019

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A theme park ride which allows people to experience the crash which killed Diana, Princess of Wales is set to open and charge people £20 a time to take part.
People will be able to vote on whether they think the Royal family was involved in the collision at the end of the ride.
The attraction is part of a new park celebrating US magazine the National Enquirer and opens tomorrow in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, reports The Mirror .
Creator Robin Turner said: “It’s a 3D computer model, and you’re looking down on what looks just like Paris, but it’s three-dimensional.

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https://www.devonlive.com/news/uk-world-news/theme-park-ride-based-princess-2903052
 

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I was just doing some research on airlines and have just discovered that there is an airline flying out of Kazakhstan called SCAT Airlines.
According to Tripadvisor:
Kazakhstan-based SCAT Airlines (DV) operates from a hub at Shymkent International Airport (CIT). It was founded in 1997. SCAT flies to more than 30 destinations, including points in Kazakhstan, as well as Armenia, Azerbaijan, China, Georgia, India, Russia, Turkey and UAE. The airline’s focus cities include Almaty International Airport (ALA), Aqtau Airport (SCO), Astana International Airport (TSE), Atyrau Airport (GUW), Kyzylorda Airport (KZO) and Oral Ak Zhol Airport (URA). SCAT has a fleet of 17 aircraft, including six Boeing 737 variants, four Boeing 757 and one Boeing 767.
It would appear they really are rather shite too...
https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/Airline_Review-d12665297-Reviews-or10-SCAT-Airlines#REVIEWS
 

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Just found out the Mrs has offered some part time work to her old best mate where we work until he finds something permanent .. very nice of her in intent except:

I can't stand him. The fact that he's gay isn't a problem (I wouldn't even be with her if he hadn't introduced me to her so I'll always be grateful to him for that) ..

That he was caught having a wank while looking through a window at a naked sleeping 15 year old lad didn't impress me, especially seeing as he said he was just having a piss but lives in the same building in a flat so could have gone for a piss in his flat instead .. (before I knew the whole story, I was walking him home from work to protect from further homophobic attacks because someone punched him for it .. the person who punched him has a gay brother so, again, no homophobia).

That I ended up working with him after for a community care company and he ended up back stabbing me and other co workers in an attempt to become a staff trainer .. as well as lying about his qualifications at staff training days.

That he consistently stood my Mrs up when they'd arrange to meet for a coffee and a chat or something so she got fed up with his rudeness and dumped him as a friend.

That he has a history of walking out of jobs .. I can't judge him on that one because I've done that twice ... ever ... but he does it all the time ..

.. so he's walked out of his current job, the one me and the Mrs helped him get after she updated his CV (because that's what friends should do for each other) .. the current job he's walked out on funnily enough is the one he back stabbed me at partially causing me to leave that job ..

.. so now he's walked out on that job, guess what? .. she's decided to show pity on him again and give him some "temporary" work at our place of work ?! WTF! .. I'm not happy .. it'll be "Swifty's great but I think I can help him with this" and "Swifty is normally OK? .. let me just go and speak to him" and other disingenuous self serving manipulative bullshit ..

Not happy. He's slimy.
 

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I remember you saying something about him a while ago, nothing but trouble, you were glad he was gone
.. and apparently he's back now Shady .. and I'm having to be 'the bigger man' again. I've just had a bit of a rant at the Mrs about this recent development. I would never stop her being friends with him, she's an adult woman and it's none of my business who she wants to be friends with, I'm not a control freak but still? .. after all that? .. 10 out of 10 to her for being loving to him and wanting him to not lose his flat (and he hasn't signed on unemployed this time) ... he's taking the piss again and knows she'll catch him again so he can weasel his way into our workplace ..

We/she needs to teach him not to keep jumping without securing somewhere else to land first .. after he fucked me over at the care company, his push pike was stolen .. I was already fed up with him at this point but I was worried about the elderly people we both used to visit together so I loaned him my push bike until he could get another. He made no attempt to buy another push bike, I asked him to return mine to me and he didn't. I'm friends with ***** who's a kind local bloke and a hard nut (I wouldn't fuck with him) so as a last resort, I asked him to 'gently' ask him to return my bike and eventually got it back. This bloke's a pain in the arse, the Mrs is employing him out of 'we go back years' loyalty which I can respect but it's going to go wrong. She's putting her heart before her head.

.. so she's assuring me that it will "only be temporary, there's no full time job available for him currently and it's only until he finds a full time job somewhere else" but he knows which side his bread is buttered. Once he gets his foot under the table and does his 'fabulous' routine I can see him becoming an eventual permanent member of staff. Because that's how he operates.
 
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.. and apparently he's back now Shady .. and I'm having to be 'the bigger man' again. I've just had a bit of a rant at the Mrs about this recent development. I would never stop her being friends with him, she's an adult woman and it's none of my business who she wants to be friends with, I'm not a control freak but still? .. after all that? .. 10 out of 10 to her for being loving to him and wanting him to not lose his flat (and he hasn't signed on unemployed this time) ... he's taking the piss again and knows she'll catch him again so he can weasel his way into our workplace ..

We/she needs to teach him not to keep jumping without securing somewhere else to land first .. after he fucked me over at the care company, his push pike was stolen .. I was already fed up with him at this point but I was worried about the elderly people we both used to visit together so I loaned him my push bike until he could get another. He made no attempt to buy another push bike, I asked him to return mine to me and he didn't. I'm friends with ***** who's a kind local bloke and a hard nut (I wouldn't fuck with him) so as a last resort, I asked him to 'gently' ask him to return my bike and eventually got it back. This bloke's a pain in the arse, the Mrs is employing him out of 'we go back years' loyalty which I can respect but it's going to go wrong. She's putting her heart before her head.

.. so she's assuring me that it will "only be temporary, there's no full time job available for him currently and it's only until he finds a full time job somewhere else" but he knows which side his bread is buttered. Once he gets his foot under the table and does his 'fabulous' routine I can see him becoming an eventual permanent member of staff. Because that's how he operates.
It's a weird set up and it's making you very unhappy. He's not sleeping with your missus as he's gay so he may have some other hold over her?

Have it out with your other half - If she's just being soft then say sorry we are not doing this again and if you love me you won't support him and you, (Mrs Swifty), needs to tell him to sling his hook.

Just because your partner has known him for years it does not give him the right to make you unhappy. August Kubizek was best mates with Hitler when they were growing up - doesn't mean he invited him over for tea much after 1943.

Sometimes in a relationship you just have to put your foot down - it's what living together is all about. It's not a sign of weakness it's about standing up for yourself and being an equal partner.

Honestly, I'm sincere about this as I know he has really bothered you in the past
 

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Just because your partner has known him for years it does not give him the right to make you unhappy. August Kubizek was best mates with Hitler when they were growing up - doesn't mean he invited him over for tea much after 1943.
Yes, this man is literally Hitler!
 

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Agree with the chaps: Tell him to sling his hook. Prick has no right nor power to come between you and your beloved. I know it's nae tha simple, but damn it man.
 

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My Dear Wormwood,​
For once our superiors are impressed at your ingenuity; the pornification of society proceeds apace and these humans seem determined to convert their whole house into a brothel! I--we--feel that you really have hit upon the most splendid means of temptation: traditional (they never could look beyond the flesh for very long) yet peculiarly forward-looking (humans love the illusion of 'progress'). I feel emboldened, in fact, to predict that these computers could well result in a population boom Below, the like of which we have not seen since the Civil War. I trust that the wider potential of the venture has not been lost on you? If the masses are content to accept a sexualised cow as an ice-cream marketing ploy, there is simply no limit to the kinds of abomination to which their minds will run--we only have to continue to put the right inspiration before them in private and wait for the inevitable leekage. While they are patting themselves on the back for their liberalism and toleration, we'll be feeding them tidbits of the utmost depravity. I have been in correspondence with the chaps in the Lust Department, and, without spoiling any surprises, I think it's safe to say that with what they have in the pipeline the next generation are likely to turn out somewhat differently from the way The Enemy intended. You'd be amazed at how readily the younger patients will disrobe and writhe for the public--some of them require no temptation at all!​
The way I see it, the brightest among them realised some time ago that without God everything is permitted (the philosophers have been amply rewarded), but the masses have been avoiding this frightening conclusion by sheltering in the ruins of the church and carrying on with a wonky sort of morality out of nothing more than superstitious tradition. Only now, I finally begin to hope, are they truly beginning to get the hang of postmodernism (the individual behind that has been promoted to a post on Our Father's personal staff) and the possibilities are endless.​
Keep up the bad work and a dark future in the Lowerarchy awaits.​
With Compliments,
Your Affectionate Uncle,
Screwtape

My Dear Wormwood,

I shall be the first to admit that I have, at times, been less than wholly enthusiastic about the various initiatives you have instigated in our battle against The Enemy. You must believe me when I say that any cynicism I display is born chiefly from the surfeit of hope felt by the family at your birth: the stars were all wrong and we expected so very much of you. Today, however, even I, the most exacting of mentors, am obliged to acknowledge that you have truly outdone yourself with your latest drive. Well done, my boy.

You, of course, are too young to recall the shrieks and guffaws that echoed in Pandemonium the day when we first caught a glimpse of the being The Enemy had placed on Earth: weak, absurdly fleshy and possessed of all the moral fortitude of a decaying banana--but a veritable titan compared with his descendants!

It was clear from the beginning that such temporally-limited creatures would be forced to place all hope of progress in the hands of their offspring. Consequently, we realised early on that if we could somehow erode that irksome sense of duty towards their children that the Enemy has implanted within them, it would do much to stymie their progress as a species. But it proved much harder than we had thought. Centuries passed, and in spite of a tremor here and a wobble there, the remained as protective of the young as ever, yet you, at a stroke, have found a chink in that aegis: 'freedom' is such a seductive notion on paper that they'll do virtually anything in its name.

How in Hades you managed to spark this insane thought is beyond even me, but once alight the flames need little fanning. You've actually got some of them thinking that it is tyrannical to exercise their superior judgment over that of children who know almost nothing the world--a bravura flourish almost worthy of Our Father himself. If you could only have seen his smile when the videographic proof was placed before him and heard him chuckle as the bar patrons tossed the dollar bills onstage, your heart would have crackled with glee. There's a movement against it--there always is--but what can they do? It's 'freedom' and 'progress', darling!

Keep Up The Good Work, Lad.
Your Most Affectionate Uncle,
Screwtape.

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LNER wifi... good news that it's free, wtf is it blocks both Ebay and google maps.

Annoying and also pointless as I've just Tor'ed around it.

Edit: Or not, as google now thinks I'm a spambot. Luckily I have a paper map in my backpack.
 

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they put Welson Webo in the description just so people would google it
The vintage drum machine was made by Welson, as the black embossed panel says. Auto-completion or predictive texting may have linked it to someone called Wilson Webo, whose "jiggers" are being extracted in a Youtube video, which promises to be graphic. :doh:
 
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The vintage drum machine was made by Welson, as the black embossed panel says. Auto-completion or predictive texting may have linked it to someone called Wilson Webo, whose "jiggers" are being extracted in a Youtube video, which promises to be graphic. :doh:
Makes sense, just surprised it's stayed like that for a good month or so.

May have given up looking for answers there after the first screenfull or so of the condition came up! :O
 

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A picture of Rodney Bewes. If anyone has can provide any context to this, please do.

 

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I'm thinking that the stick which obtrudes may be someone punting, which might fit the Three Men in a Boat scenario.

His touring version looked fairly traditional, so maybe there was a tv adaptation.

Having no luck with reverse image search either.
 

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When i go onto photobucket and click google search i get Gemma Craven for some weird reason
 

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