Around the cyberworld today

Sigh – not a clue:

Double sigh:

There is no such thing as LBG whatever parents – the only parents are one man, one woman.  They become known as Dad and Mum after the baby is born.

Brand – colour us unsurprised, eh?  The left are never punished. Now these two:

Sorry, you two, my attitude to you has something about barge poles in it.

However, afraid this lady is right here:

My heart breaks for the wife Boris Johnson betrayed: AMANDA PLATELL says Marina Wheeler was steadfast in her support despite being tried to the limit 

I really don’t like this when one partner has done all that has been agreed upon.  Can’t comment in Farage’s case but he’s a skirt chaser too.

Yeah, goodbye, good riddance, leave the country please:

Tory Muslim group chief compares Boris Johnson to HITLER and vows to quit party if ‘insufficiently moral buffoon’ becomes leader 

AK Haart on online activity, e.g. blogging:

To my mind the overall effect of this has been to raise the bar for anyone wishing to be reasonably well-informed. 

Naturally I’d agree with that. 🙂

Mark comes up with a solution to the UAE impasse:

According to the Americans, the Iranians are carrying out sporadic random attacks on oil tankers passing through the Straits of Hormuz. The Iranians are decrying this as a false flag operation etcetera.

As a proper arm chair internet warrior, with zero knowledge about civil engineering, local politics, shipping or the oil industry, my brilliant solution, that can’t possibly not work and will definitely defuse the whole situation, is for the UAE to quickly dig a new canal so that oil tankers can bypass the Straits entirely.

Why not? Churchmouse has:

Teenagers are turning lemonade, boiled sweets and liquid codeine into a potentially lethal drug.

The liquid Codeine is shipped in from Africa and France and can be easily bought on Instagram.

It has risen in popularity after rap stars in the US starting singing about it and taking it in their videos.

The drug takes around 20 minutes to kick in and lasts around three hours. It is popular amongst teenagers and students and one user told LBC it is “the drug to be seen with at parties” …

The drug advice website Frank states that codeine is especially dangerous to mix with alcohol and drugs like Valium and other opioid[s]. They state: “Taking more codeine than prescribed to you by a doctor, or taking illegal codeine (such as from a friend, a dealer or website), increases the risk of overdose and other side effects.”

Not good.

7 comments for “Around the cyberworld today

  1. Penseivat
    June 15, 2019 at 14:21

    If the morons insist on taking this purple drank or whatever it’s called, can they please do it before breeding? I’m also fed up of tearful parents decrying the ‘tragedy of the loss of (in no particular order) potential music prodigies, promising footballer/rap artist/youth guide and mentor, or a near genius about to find a cure for cancer’.

  2. Twisted Root
    June 15, 2019 at 14:55

    C’mon the Brand comment was obvious bait from the start. Too carefully worded if you look at it; it reads like a lawyer’s letter. Hooray for the BBC for not caving in and standing up for freedom of expression! Why, they even wheeled out Badiel to support poor Jo. The guy who eventually mildly discussed Dankula situation after months and months. A nice bait and switch job.

  3. Chuckles
    June 15, 2019 at 15:37

    Since ‘liquid codeine’ is code for ‘cough syrup’, why does it have to be shipped in from Africa and France, rather than bought from the pharmacy or supermarket down the road?

    And does it specifically have to be shipped from Africa or France in order to be authentic, or will Belgium or Spain do in a pinch?

    • ivan
      June 15, 2019 at 16:48

      I think it might be what is added to it in Africa and certain no-go areas of France that makes the difference.

      • Chuckles
        June 15, 2019 at 17:49

        You may be right about the ‘Extra Strength’ versions available elsewhere, but it seems a stretch, as there are considerably more effective and probably more hazardous substances freely available in 2019.

        I remember the mutterings and dire warnings about teenagers and codeine cough mixtures in the fifties, so this would seem to be just another recycling of the legend. There was another round of dire warnings about it in the UK press about 18 months ago

        The rappers and such referred to are mostly from the 90s i.e. 20 years ago, so there seems little point in getting particularly worked up about its influence on the yoof of today?

  4. June 15, 2019 at 17:27

    One used to find Madame Pearl’s cough syrup (codeine) sold over the counter in many a Chinatown.

    Don’t tell the kids.

  5. June 15, 2019 at 17:51

    This codeine syrup seems the thing – have to get me the flu.

    Brand – maybe but it’s still nice to get one back.

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