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Mungler

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  1. If the Epstein abuse was wholesale and over decades, they have to have a reasonably accurate ‘top offenders’ list by now - flight records cross referenced with what the victims and the staff say (and assuming the gardeners, chauffeurs, pilots, house keepers etc have all got themselves immunity deals and who now understand the gravity of the situation and are speaking freely). If anyone knows where the bodies are buried it’s Maxwell. She’s just been handed a lengthy stretch and if she has any sense she’ll be looking for an earlier out. There are some bells you can only ring once and which you may only want to ring once all other avenues are exhausted. It maybe that we won’t hear from her until after her appeal fails 😆 Epstein with his limitless funds, wealthy and very powerful friends (some no doubt bound to him in blood and or blackmail), track record for beating earlier charges and mysterious sweetheart deal with the FBI has never struck me as the suicide type. What was that Blackadder line - accidentally died when he cut himself shaving and stabbed himself 14 times in the back 😆
  2. Hahahahaha that made me laugh
  3. If the wife wants one and you get peace / brownie points then just get one for those reasons alone. I know they are all the vogue but years experience of using water softeners, filters, kettles and coffee machines (replacement, maintenance, servicing and descaling etc) I have come to the conclusion that you can’t beat the simplicity and disposability of a cheap replacement appliance. I bought an outrageously priced NEF kettle for work and even filled out the warranty card - of course the thing self destructed about 4 days out of warranty. We now go Amazon, £20 5* reviews, delivered next day and with the first sniff of it not being happy or even scaling up and it’s in the bin and we get another. I went mad a few years back and bought a top of the range Samsung tumble dryer that had more tech than the luna lander - it was £800 and I justified that because it came with an 8 year warranty and was supposed to be eco efficient. Utter piece of junk. So dreadful I couldn’t begin to know where to start with the list of just how truly **** it was. Samsung tried to renege on the warranty and so I sued them. I’ve never bought a Samsung anything else ever since and our current tumble dryer is bottom of the range Bosch with as few buttons as possible and when it breaks (probably a week out of warranty) we will just bin it and get the same again. I digress. Anyhoos there’s no point buying any expensive consumer appliance or tech - the tech moves on and they’re out of date as soon as they leave the factory and they engineer them like racing cars that blow up if required to do a single more lap beyond qualifying and the race itself.
  4. Back then when this is alleged to have all been going on no one cared and with the first brush with the law Epstein negotiated what they call a "sweet heart deal". Indeed, before Epstein this wasn't on anyone's radar nor were the possible consequences or long term ramifications. I still reckon there's yet to come, something big and juicy coming over the horizon and which forced the palace to chop Andrew off at the knees. After all - this is but one civil claim, he's denied it, they all surely believe him and would like to stand shoulder to shoulder with him in his fight to clear his good name? 🙂
  5. Even at 17 she’s just a kid, an abused kid. No voice, no ability to push back, no parental support structure. No ability to question authority or adults with power and money. I have recently had to sort some **** out for a couple of kids / young adults and you forget that they know absolutely **** all and are at the start of trying to find their way in life. They just don’t have the wherewithal or wisdom that comes with age and life experiences to understand when and how they are being manipulated and when they do work it out, what are they going to do to a billionaire and a direct line member of the Royal family and the Queen’s favourite son. I’m at the point that this needs a proper airing, so bring it all on.
  6. If the civil suit is successful there will be calls for a proper criminal investigation again. This isn’t going to end, let alone end well for him. That interview handed the other side so much rope - he’s gone on the record about sweating, pizza express etc and they now have all the time in the world to unpick that and show lies / bad memory on his part (if they do unpick his stated story). I just can’t get my head round the advice he received about the interview or why the people around him didn’t stop him or get a grown up involved to stop him.
  7. They want to get into her medical records. If you’re abused as a young kid, chances are you will have had psychological problems at some point in your life and they will flag in your medical file. She could of course genuinely be a fantasist of sorts but that remains to be seen but what we do know is she’s been abused and chances are there’s something in her medical records which will support a theory her head’s not right. Additionally, if there is something damaging in her medical records, then the first sign of a probe by Andrew’s legal team ought to help pressurise an early settlement. Saying that there’s no way her lawyers haven’t had a good look already and I get the distinct impression that this is not a case that can be settled and there’s going to be a trial - think how much money, books, film, TV deals etc fell out of OJ etc. .
  8. This. We kicked the issue round at work over the water cooler, so to speak, and one of the guys who works with me is a true technical nerd and he went straight to ‘privity of contract’. Andrew was not named as a party to the settlement agreement and he was neither specifically mentioned nor conferred any rights in the agreement and he didn’t even know about the contents of the agreement, thus he has no legal right to enforce an agreement he didn’t know about and wasn’t a party to. Also, in most courts in the free world (and so of course I’m not talking about a court operating in the Middle East, Russia or China etc) there is a maximum that justice has to be seen to be done. Attempting to stifle a viable claim (which is demonstrably not baseless) because of a chancy technicality and with the world’s media watching - well I wouldn’t want to be that Judge. .
  9. Mungler

    Rolls Royce

    Rolls Royce are now geared to flogging their now tasteless motors to Arabs, Russians, Chinese billionaires and footballers - their clients don’t run out of money.
  10. I loved the line ‘if you want to steal £10,000 then you will need a mask and a gun, but if you want to steal £10,000,000 then you will need a pen or a laptop’. There was an interesting article in the Guardian on line (yeah I know, it’s the only free one not behind a paywall) where some girly journo flexing her woke credentials was arguing that the CEO of Theranos was getting it particularly bad because she’s a woman and all men and the prosecuting authorities are all men and misogynists. I say it was interesting only to the extent that it reminded me why I don’t and never will pay for a Guardian paper / subscription.
  11. She got her mug on the front cover of every major publication across the globe, was hailed a genius and all the while she was peddling pure nonsense - the queue of people admiring her emperor’s clothes went round the block. And what happened to old fashioned journalism and the application of intelligence?
  12. That’s right up my alley. Will listen now. Thanks.
  13. I watched the Sky documentary on Theranos and it was fascinating - she’s of a type - total narcissist and borderline nuts, but not enough to run any medical based defence because of course she knew exactly what she was doing and what was going on. I’ve just finished the ‘Man who bought cricket’ documentary about Allen Sandford on Sky and would recommend it. Before the world went nuts we stayed on the beach just down the road from the failed Four Seasons Resort in Barbados (now spookily derelict and inhabited by monkeys) and learnt the tale of Allen Sandford. Ponzi was an Italian immigrant to the US, and I think the record holding swindler remains Bernie Madhoff. Between Madoff, Sandown and now Theranos I reckon that’s £30 billion swindled and only since 2000. Yanks eh? Seems like they fall for a good presentation and any old BS. Mind you, over here there’s been plenty of monkey business with ‘unregulated’ investments like the Harlequin Property Scandal and that mob who were flogging airport car parking spaces as investments (and the airports weren’t any of the airports anyone had ever heard of). Indeed, I don’t know of a single ‘unregulated’ investment scheme that hasn’t ended in tears - most only ever get recommended to investors (aka poor old gullible pensioners) because the introducer cops a massive fee / commission. I digress.
  14. Mungler

    Brewdog

    They are virtue signalling hypocrites of the highest order and it turns out they run their business like every other unhappy capitalist money focused entity - hoards of ex staff saying how horrendous it was to work there - brilliant.
  15. This kind of caper is a joker card subject for me and something I see everyday. Needless to say, you can’t wake up one day and ‘suddenly’ find yourself £31,000,000 in the red. The prevailing wrongful / fraudulent trading legislation is woefully inadequate. It’s a game, and like any game you shouldn’t play unless you know the rules and that means not extending credit to a company that is unlikely to pay you back. You want to borrow £50k off a bank and they will take your kidneys as security but we see trade credit arrangements for enormous sums where no one has take a PG or carried out any due diligence or insurance.
  16. Before the baying mob turn up we need to know more before judging. What caught me was the local sweet shop owner said the children were the politest and most well behaved children that would come into his shop.
  17. I’ve looked at the Wagner pro off Amazon - my cousin has moved to the states and he has got into property renovation and apparently spraying is all the rage out there. He went on to send me info about a sprayed paint flocking system that puts on a thick speckled finish and which commercial landlords love as it hides everything (cracks, bumps and dents) and requires zero prep as you paint on / over anything you like. The key apparently is the room masking and prep and it only really works if you’re dealing with empty units. I’d love to see a proper set up in action and not just a £50 B&Q bought Bosch job.
  18. Henry, the one in my town is left unattended for 10 hours a day, has a phone and routinely is up the duff. That’s not trafficking. The Roma pick pocket gangs that work in Brentwood (the town up the road) are they misunderstood victims of trafficking too?
  19. If we’re talking full on gone nuts and not just a nip / single bite and there are children present / visiting the property then I wouldn’t take the risk. You could try an electric collar and forcing a scenario as many times as it takes to get the dog to stop, but what about that one occasion no adult is present / there’s no shock collar to reach for? And yes Dalmatian’s are not just nuts: I think they have previously been ranked as the most unintelligent breed of dog which doesn’t bode well for training or altering behaviour.
  20. In my local town there is a foreign lady who sells the Big Issue: she is dropped off / picked up everyday in a new Silver Vito and is part of an organised collection of sellers of the same ethnicity (refraining from use of the word ‘gang’). She stands outside the Tesco’s express everyday (like a job) and I reckon she’s done it now for over 10 years. She is begging. The well meaning guilty old people give her money and they do this in droves. Indeed, I’ve seen her there every day for 10 years and I’ve never seen anyone take a Big Issue but I’ve seen plenty just give her money. Over the 10 years, I think she must have had at least 4 perhaps 5 children and she’s always on the phone. I thought standing there everyday in all weathers and often pregnant was in itself hard work and often wondered why she didn’t apply herself to a job with similar hours - the reason of course is cash, benefits and the sheer £ numbers involved. Indeed it’s got to be worth it else she’d have found another pitch or done something else in the decade she's been active, right? I don’t blame her - she’s found a spot, she’s coining it in and she is having it away. I’d also bet £1000 of my own money to charity that whichever family member of hers has the brand new silver Vito blagged it (for example as a disability scheme vehicle). I blame the idiots in charge who let this happen because doing something about it is harder than letting it go on, and I blame the hoards of morons who give her money every single day, and when she doesn’t need it - some are well meaning and misguided and others are those nauseating virtue signallers that want to take a selfie and tell the world when they throw two quid into a beggar’s cup. Indeed, if you are thinking of giving to a Big Issue seller, please do, but please at least take a copy of the magazine. When they run out they will have filled their pockets and will no longer need to stand there 😆 Anyone reading this who knows Shenfield will know exactly who I am speaking of, and there’s one like her in every town now.
  21. Proper job 👍 Just shown them to the Mrs to see if I got a bite; I’ll work some more on her tomorrow 😆
  22. And I’ll be done with carpets coming 10/11th Dec. https://www.instagram.com/tv/CXCP00mjZ5D/?utm_medium=copy_link Big thanks to the Prince of Darkness himself (Miffy) for doing the electrics.
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