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      News Stories Feb 2018
      Feb 01, 2018 05:21:56 pm
      Darren Osborne guilty of Finsbury Park mosque murder

      A man who drove a van into a crowd of Muslims near a London mosque has been found guilty of murder.

      Darren Osborne, 48, ploughed into people in Finsbury Park in June 2017, killing Makram Ali, 51, and injuring nine others.

      Osborne, from Cardiff, was also found guilty of attempted murder and is due to be sentenced on Friday.

      Prosecutors said they were "clear throughout that this was a terrorist attack".

      The jury took an hour to return the verdict at Woolwich Crown Court after a nine day trial.

      Sue Hemming, from the Crown Prosecution Service, said: "Darren Osborne planned and carried out this attack because of his hatred of Muslims. He must now face the consequences of his actions."

      Cdr Dean Haydon from the Metropolitan Police said the investigation had the "full weight" of the force's Counter Terrorism Command behind it.

      He also warned that online material had played a "significant role" in how Osborne was radicalised and "brainwashed".

      The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) welcomed the verdict, but added: "We cannot be complacent and regard this as a one-off terrorist incident."

      Jurors heard the area outside the Muslim Welfare House had been busy with worshippers attending Ramadan prayers on 19 June.

      Mr Ali had collapsed at the roadside in the minutes before the attack.

      Several of those who went to help him said he was alive and conscious in the moments before being struck by the van.

      In a 999 ambulance call recording played to the jury, witness Adnan Mohamud was heard speaking to the operator before there was a loud noise and shouts of distress.

      Osborne drove the van into the crowd at about 00:15. Jurors were told the van only stopped when it hit some bollards.

      He then got out of the van and ran towards the crowd.

      Police later found a letter in the van written by Osborne, referring to Muslim people as "rapists" and "feral".

      He also wrote that Muslim men were "preying on our children."

      The trial heard Osborne became "obsessed" with Muslims in the weeks leading up to the attack, having watched the BBC drama Three Girls about the Rochdale grooming scandal.

      Osborne told the court he had originally hired the van to kill Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn at a march he was due to attend.

      He said it "would have been even better" if London Mayor Sadiq Khan had been present, adding: "It would have been like winning the lottery."

      A statement from his partner Sarah Andrews, read out in court, said he seemed "brainwashed" and "totally obsessed".

      Ms Andrews - who had been in a relationship with Mr Osborne for about 20 years and with whom she had four children - described him as a "loner and a functioning alcoholic" with an "unpredictable temperament".

      Osborne started following Tommy Robinson, one of the founders of the English Defence League (EDL), and other far right leaders on social media, in the fortnight before the attack.

      Mr Robinson sent him a group email saying: "There is a nation within a nation forming beneath the surface of the UK. It is a nation built on hatred, on violence and on Islam."

      Cdr Haydon said: "Osborne's evil and cowardly actions meant a family has tragically lost a husband, father and grandfather," he said, adding that some of those injured "could suffer from health issues for the rest of their lives".

      But, he added, if Osborne's aim was to "create divisions and hate between communities", then he had "failed".

      "The response [of those involved] and the overwhelmingly positive reaction my officers and teams have witnessed since, just further highlights how far from reality Osborne's sick and twisted views really are."

      Harun Khan, secretary general of the MCB, said: "The scenes we witnessed last summer were the most violent manifestation of Islamophobia yet in our country.

      "The case tells us that we must all exercise caution when tempted to stigmatise any group of people, regardless of colour, creed or community."

      Khalid Oumar, a trustee of the mosque and founder of the Finsbury Park Attack victims' voice forum, praised the strength of the community, adding: "The scars will stay with them forever, but the community is determined to go about daily life without fear and to stand together against victimisation and violence."

      http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-42910051
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      Reply #1: Feb 01, 2018 05:55:00 pm
      Desperately sad story, would hate to be in the parents shoes

      https://twitter.com/LivEchonews/status/959122255413436417
      « Last Edit: Feb 01, 2018 09:45:59 pm by RedPuppy »
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      Reply #2: Feb 02, 2018 05:00:57 pm
      There are calls for Liverpool's Lord Mayor to stand down after being interviewed under caution by the police regarding enquiries into fraud allegations. These allegations have seen the councils chief executive Ged Fitzgerald arrested last year.

      https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/calls-mayor-joe-anderson-step-14233991

      Takes dodgy blueshite to a new level.

      Might affect their stadium by the dock plans.
      « Last Edit: Feb 02, 2018 05:28:13 pm by stuey »
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      Reply #3: Feb 02, 2018 06:33:02 pm
      Have you noticed the media bias conditioning going on in the Darren Osborne trial ?

      When Muslims do a terrorist attack or are aprhended for grooming they are described as Asians ?

      Yet when they have suffered an attack they are now described as Muslims aka headlines Darren Osbourne crashed a van into Muslims..

      Then they say he was radicalised online when the attacker Osborne clearly stated that BBC’s three Girls documentary about the Rochdale grooming gang and the two London Terrorist Attacks and the Manchester bombing was what made him do it ?

      Even going as far as saying he received emails from Tommy Robinson prior to the attack when it was an automated email from an emailing list from Rebel Media...

      Not taking anything away from the heinous nature of what he done and he thoroughly deserves the sentence handed to him, just an observation of the reporting that has been seen during the trial..
      « Last Edit: Feb 02, 2018 06:42:24 pm by RedLFCBlood »
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      Reply #4: Feb 03, 2018 09:12:36 pm
      Have you noticed the media bias conditioning going on in the Darren Osborne trial ?

      When Muslims do a terrorist attack or are aprhended for grooming they are described as Asians ?

      Yet when they have suffered an attack they are now described as Muslims aka headlines Darren Osbourne crashed a van into Muslims..

      Then they say he was radicalised online when the attacker Osborne clearly stated that BBC’s three Girls documentary about the Rochdale grooming gang and the two London Terrorist Attacks and the Manchester bombing was what made him do it ?

      Even going as far as saying he received emails from Tommy Robinson prior to the attack when it was an automated email from an emailing list from Rebel Media...

      Not taking anything away from the heinous nature of what he done and he thoroughly deserves the sentence handed to him, just an observation of the reporting that has been seen during the trial..

      Osborne deserves the life sentence handed down to him but yes the BBC will twist and turn till the story suits them.

      Noticeable that they have mothballed Panorama in terms of any negative reporting of Tory policies. The crisis in the NHS, cuts in social care, the rape of the disabled benefits, scrapping the Disability Commisioner ,plans to water down human rights, workers rights cut to ribbons, slapping crippling fees on anyone who takes a case to the Employment tribunal. Not a peep from Panorama, once a great investigative programme, very often highlighting abuses of power. Now nothing.

      Abuse of power by the Torries. Goes unreported by the Tory BBC.
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      Reply #5: Feb 04, 2018 12:30:24 pm
      Have you noticed the media bias conditioning going on in the Darren Osborne trial ?

      When Muslims do a terrorist attack or are aprhended for grooming they are described as Asians ?

      Yet when they have suffered an attack they are now described as Muslims aka headlines Darren Osbourne crashed a van into Muslims..

      Then they say he was radicalised online when the attacker Osborne clearly stated that BBC’s three Girls documentary about the Rochdale grooming gang and the two London Terrorist Attacks and the Manchester bombing was what made him do it ?

      Even going as far as saying he received emails from Tommy Robinson prior to the attack when it was an automated email from an emailing list from Rebel Media...

      Not taking anything away from the heinous nature of what he done and he thoroughly deserves the sentence handed to him, just an observation of the reporting that has been seen during the trial..

      He drove into them outside a Mosque, pretty hard not to describe them as Muslims

      And you can say for certain he wasn't sat at home in his bills cracking one off listening to the sh*te that f**king midget c**t Robinson comes out with.
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      Reply #6: Feb 04, 2018 03:07:14 pm
      Tens of thousands protesters marching today in London to save the NHS, an event conveniently missed by the BBC.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5u9I8SxLH4
      « Last Edit: Feb 04, 2018 04:11:46 pm by stuey »
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      Reply #7: Feb 05, 2018 11:17:31 pm
      Tens of thousands protesters marching today in London to save the NHS, an event conveniently missed by the BBC.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5u9I8SxLH4

      No surprise there.They gnor the rape & plunder of disability benefits as well. Hardly surprising as Capita the company given the contract to assess disabled claimants are the very same company the BBC employ to collect license fee payments and there have been allegations of bullying and intimidation against Capita in respect of this.

      Half the BBC political commentators worked for the Torries at one time or another. They still hold a grudge against Labour over the Irag war. But they are as sly as a fox over it. Make me puke.
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      Reply #8: Feb 06, 2018 11:03:55 pm
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      Reply #9: Feb 07, 2018 12:18:46 pm

      Cheddar Man: First modern Briton had dark skin and blue eyes, DNA analysis shows

      For the first time, it's possible to take a look at the face of a man who lived more than 10,000 years ago.

      The modern Briton - who had dark skin, blue eyes and black curly hair - has been reconstructed using groundbreaking DNA research.

      Nicknamed Cheddar Man, the young man's skeleton was found in 1903 in Gough's Cave in Somerset.

      But while initial reconstructions portrayed him with light skin and brown eyes, the full DNA analysis has shown him to have "dark to black skin".

      Research by the Natural History Museum and University College London (UCL) suggests that the light skin tone associated with northern European ancestry actually developed later in evolution.

      His ancestors had originally migrated to Europe from the Middle East.

      His arrival marked the start of continuous population in Britain, with previous populations having been wiped out before him.


      A "Western Hunter-Gatherer" hailing from Spain, Hungary and Luxembourg, one in ten British people today will share Cheddar Man's genes.

      His ancestors had originally migrated to Europe from the Middle East.

      His arrival marked the start of continuous population in Britain, with previous populations having been wiped out before him.

      https://news.sky.com/story/cheddar-man-first-modern-briton-had-dark-skin-and-blue-eyes-dna-analysis-shows-11239770
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      Reply #10: Feb 07, 2018 02:04:16 pm
      Had to be said, this was actually pretty impressive.

      'Rocket science'



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      Reply #11: Feb 07, 2018 02:13:20 pm
      Had to be said, this was actually pretty impressive.

      'Rocket science'


      When those two boosters landed at the exact same time like that... I got a feeling in my stomach that I haven’t felt since I was a kid... amazing to witness! Live too!

      And then to watch a car playing David Bowie float off into space I legit got a lump in my throat.
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      Reply #12: Feb 07, 2018 03:51:01 pm
      Had to be said, this was actually pretty impressive.

      'Rocket science'





      Is the Roadster heading off to Mars?..
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      Reply #13: Feb 07, 2018 04:11:21 pm
      http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-42973419

      The German's know how to get their politics done.
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      Reply #14: Feb 07, 2018 04:15:28 pm
      Is the Roadster heading off to Mars?..
       

      Saturn or Mercury maybe?
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      Reply #15: Feb 07, 2018 04:24:51 pm

      The Tory parasites were there before Merkel, May and the DUP alliance is keeping the Tory's hand in the till.
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      Reply #16: Feb 07, 2018 07:16:58 pm
      The Tory parasites were there before Merkel, May and the DUP alliance is keeping the Tory's hand in the till.

      Germans know best.
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      Reply #17: Feb 08, 2018 02:23:24 pm
      Cheddar Man: DNA shows early Briton had dark skin

      A cutting-edge scientific analysis shows that a Briton from 10,000 years ago had dark brown skin and blue eyes.

      Researchers from London's Natural History Museum extracted DNA from Cheddar Man, Britain's oldest complete skeleton, which was discovered in 1903.

      University College London researchers then used the subsequent genome analysis for a facial reconstruction.

      It underlines the fact that the lighter skin characteristic of modern Europeans is a relatively recent phenomenon.

      No prehistoric Briton of this age had previously had their genome analysed.

      As such, the analysis provides valuable new insights into the first people to resettle Britain after the last Ice Age.

      The analysis of Cheddar Man's genome - the "blueprint" for a human, contained in the nuclei of our cells - will be published in a journal, and will also feature in the upcoming Channel 4 documentary The First Brit, Secrets Of The 10,000-year-old Man.

      Cheddar Man's remains had been unearthed 115 years ago in Gough's Cave, located in Somerset's Cheddar Gorge. Subsequent examination has shown that the man was short by today's standards - about 5ft 5in - and probably died in his early 20s.

      Prof Chris Stringer, the museum's research leader in human origins, said: "I've been studying the skeleton of Cheddar Man for about 40 years

      "So to come face-to-face with what this guy could have looked like - and that striking combination of the hair, the face, the eye colour and that dark skin: something a few years ago we couldn't have imagined and yet that's what the scientific data show."

      Fractures on the surface of the skull suggest he may even have met his demise in a violent manner. It's not known how he came to lie in the cave, but it's possible he was placed there by others in his tribe.

      The Natural History Museum researchers extracted the DNA from part of the skull near the ear known as the petrous. At first, project scientists Prof Ian Barnes and Dr Selina Brace weren't sure if they'd get any DNA at all from the remains.

      But they were in luck: not only was DNA preserved, but Cheddar Man has since yielded the highest coverage (a measure of the sequencing accuracy) for a genome from this period of European prehistory - known as the Mesolithic, or Middle Stone Age.

      They teamed up with researchers at University College London (UCL) to analyse the results, including gene variants associated with hair, eye and skin colour.

      They found the Stone Age Briton had dark hair - with a small probability that it was curlier than average - blue eyes and skin that was probably dark brown or black in tone.

      This combination might appear striking to us today, but it was a common appearance in western Europe during this period.

      Steven Clarke, director of the Channel Four documentary, said: "I think we all know we live in times where we are unusually preoccupied with skin pigmentation."

      Prof Mark Thomas, a geneticist from UCL, said: "It becomes a part of our understanding, I think that would be a much, much better thing. I think it would be good if people lodge it in their heads, and it becomes a little part of their knowledge."

      Cheddar Man's genome reveals he was closely related to other Mesolithic individuals - so-called Western Hunter-Gatherers - who have been analysed from Spain, Luxembourg and Hungary.

      Dutch artists Alfons and Adrie Kennis, specialists in palaeontological model-making, took the genetic findings and combined them with physical measurements from scans of the skull. The result was a strikingly lifelike reconstruction of a face from our distant past.

      Pale skin probably arrived in Britain with a migration of people from the Middle East around 6,000 years ago. This population had pale skin and brown eyes and absorbed populations like the ones Cheddar Man belonged to.

      No-one's entirely sure why pale skin evolved in these farmers, but their cereal-based diet was probably deficient in Vitamin D. This would have required agriculturalists to absorb this essential nutrient from sunlight through their skin.

      "There may be other factors that are causing lower skin pigmentation over time in the last 10,000 years. But that's the big explanation that most scientists turn to," said Prof Thomas.

      he genomic results also suggest Cheddar Man could not drink milk as an adult. This ability only spread much later, after the onset of the Bronze Age.

      Present-day Europeans owe on average 10% of their ancestry to Mesolithic hunters like Cheddar Man.

      Britain has been something of a boom-and-bust story for humans over the last million-or-so years. Modern humans were here as early as 40,000 years ago, but a period of extreme cold known as the Last Glacial Maximum drove them out some 10,000 years later.

      There's evidence from Gough's Cave that hunter-gatherers ventured back around 15,000 years ago, establishing a temporary presence when the climate briefly improved. However, they were soon sent packing by another cold snap. Cut marks on the bones suggest these people cannibalised their dead - perhaps as part of ritual practices.

      Britain was once again settled 11,000 years ago; and has been inhabited ever since. Cheddar Man was part of this wave of migrants, who walked across a landmass called Doggerland that, in those days, connected Britain to mainland Europe. This makes him the oldest known Briton with a direct connection to people living here today.

      This is not the first attempt to analyse DNA from the Cheddar Man. In the late 1990s, Oxford University geneticist Brian Sykes sequenced mitochondrial DNA from one of Cheddar Man's molars.

      Mitochondrial DNA comes from the biological "batteries" within our cells and is passed down exclusively from a mother to her children.

      Prof Sykes compared the ancient genetic information with DNA from 20 living residents of Cheddar village and found two matches - including history teacher Adrian Targett, who became closely connected with the discovery. The result is consistent with the approximately 10% of Europeans who share the same mitochondrial DNA type.

      http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-42939192
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      Reply #18: Feb 08, 2018 03:13:47 pm
      Cheddar Man: DNA shows early Briton had dark skin

      A cutting-edge scientific analysis shows that a Briton from 10,000 years ago had dark brown skin and blue eyes.

      Researchers from London's Natural History Museum extracted DNA from Cheddar Man, Britain's oldest complete skeleton, which was discovered in 1903.

      University College London researchers then used the subsequent genome analysis for a facial reconstruction.

      It underlines the fact that the lighter skin characteristic of modern Europeans is a relatively recent phenomenon.

      No prehistoric Briton of this age had previously had their genome analysed.

      As such, the analysis provides valuable new insights into the first people to resettle Britain after the last Ice Age.

      The analysis of Cheddar Man's genome - the "blueprint" for a human, contained in the nuclei of our cells - will be published in a journal, and will also feature in the upcoming Channel 4 documentary The First Brit, Secrets Of The 10,000-year-old Man.

      Cheddar Man's remains had been unearthed 115 years ago in Gough's Cave, located in Somerset's Cheddar Gorge. Subsequent examination has shown that the man was short by today's standards - about 5ft 5in - and probably died in his early 20s.

      Prof Chris Stringer, the museum's research leader in human origins, said: "I've been studying the skeleton of Cheddar Man for about 40 years

      "So to come face-to-face with what this guy could have looked like - and that striking combination of the hair, the face, the eye colour and that dark skin: something a few years ago we couldn't have imagined and yet that's what the scientific data show."

      Fractures on the surface of the skull suggest he may even have met his demise in a violent manner. It's not known how he came to lie in the cave, but it's possible he was placed there by others in his tribe.

      The Natural History Museum researchers extracted the DNA from part of the skull near the ear known as the petrous. At first, project scientists Prof Ian Barnes and Dr Selina Brace weren't sure if they'd get any DNA at all from the remains.

      But they were in luck: not only was DNA preserved, but Cheddar Man has since yielded the highest coverage (a measure of the sequencing accuracy) for a genome from this period of European prehistory - known as the Mesolithic, or Middle Stone Age.

      They teamed up with researchers at University College London (UCL) to analyse the results, including gene variants associated with hair, eye and skin colour.

      They found the Stone Age Briton had dark hair - with a small probability that it was curlier than average - blue eyes and skin that was probably dark brown or black in tone.

      This combination might appear striking to us today, but it was a common appearance in western Europe during this period.

      Steven Clarke, director of the Channel Four documentary, said: "I think we all know we live in times where we are unusually preoccupied with skin pigmentation."

      Prof Mark Thomas, a geneticist from UCL, said: "It becomes a part of our understanding, I think that would be a much, much better thing. I think it would be good if people lodge it in their heads, and it becomes a little part of their knowledge."

      Cheddar Man's genome reveals he was closely related to other Mesolithic individuals - so-called Western Hunter-Gatherers - who have been analysed from Spain, Luxembourg and Hungary.

      Dutch artists Alfons and Adrie Kennis, specialists in palaeontological model-making, took the genetic findings and combined them with physical measurements from scans of the skull. The result was a strikingly lifelike reconstruction of a face from our distant past.

      Pale skin probably arrived in Britain with a migration of people from the Middle East around 6,000 years ago. This population had pale skin and brown eyes and absorbed populations like the ones Cheddar Man belonged to.


      http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-42939192

      https://twitter.com/muslimiq/status/961358375983382529
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      Reply #19: Feb 08, 2018 08:59:27 pm
      Mortifying. Just read a news article that said Jacob Rees Mogg is Conservative Party members' favourite for taking over from Theresa May when she inevitably gets the chop.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__HBBf_eDLM

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      Reply #20: Feb 12, 2018 10:37:05 pm
      Be a godsend if JRM takes over from Teresa "3 weeks" May. But May won't lie down.Certainly not to that twit. The local election are in May. If the Tories do badly there might be some skullduggery from creepy Gove or the bungling Johnson. But it's unlikely that the locals will be overly bad for the Tories.

      You would expect them to be battered in the Locals, but the Media cover up over their hooliganism against the working class will help them. And they will carrying on bleeding the less well off.

      And if they do OK in the locals they might just hold off Corbyn in the next election. By then they will have the idea of privatisation of the NHS well into the public domain. If elected again it will be death by a thousand cuts for anything or anyone that relies on Government funding.
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      Reply #21: Feb 13, 2018 07:52:07 am
      Be a godsend if JRM takes over from Teresa "3 weeks" May. But May won't lie down.Certainly not to that twit. The local election are in May. If the Tories do badly there might be some skullduggery from creepy Gove or the bungling Johnson. But it's unlikely that the locals will be overly bad for the Tories.

      You would expect them to be battered in the Locals, but the Media cover up over their hooliganism against the working class will help them. And they will carrying on bleeding the less well off.

      And if they do OK in the locals they might just hold off Corbyn in the next election. By then they will have the idea of privatisation of the NHS well into the public domain. If elected again it will be death by a thousand cuts for anything or anyone that relies on Government funding.

      Yet they still get voted in! People need to wake up.

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      Reply #22: Feb 13, 2018 10:04:20 am
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      Reply #23: Feb 13, 2018 11:53:11 am
      Yet they still get voted in! People need to wake up.

      Well public opinion is being manipulated by the right wing media. When was the last time you saw a Panorama programme exposing Government excesses, underfunding,privatisation, abuse of power. Never, because there hasn't been one.

      Privatisation of the NHS has started, the disabled have been raped of their benefits. In fact anybody who gets a penny without working for it will be a target for the Tories. And they will hand out financially incentivised contracts to companies to ensure not one single penny goes unearned.

      Any service that is free at the point of use will be a target. I also expect, if the Tories win the next election, to find a way to undermine consumer rights. Nothing will stop the Tories from Americanising the country.
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      Reply #24: Feb 13, 2018 12:01:17 pm

      They have known for years this type of abuse of power is going on. This Oxfam case is the tip of the iceberg. Parliament as well, scratch beneath the surface.......and it will take you at least a month to disinfect your fingernails.

      A conspiracy of silence within all these organisation is the norm.
      « Last Edit: Feb 13, 2018 12:06:25 pm by Harrisimo »

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