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Mark “Brutus” Thurman
Works at amateur freethinker...professional teadrinker
Attended Methwold High School
Lived in Milton Keynes, UK
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The gentleman that is +Professor Elemental​ making my wife blush.
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Spilling a beer is like losing a balloon, but for adults. #sad
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Curious but haven't seen #GoT? Think UK post #brexit politics, but with slightly less blood and a lot more tits!
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Ha!
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Brexit: We be like
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So both sides are pissed off with each other. My sister, always trying to heal an argument has said why can't we be British about this and have a stiff upper lip and get on with it? Sorry sis, that won't work this time.

The British people still have the ability to be stoic and strong, but against a 'common foe'. In this case the common foe is ourselves and no one Brit is going to allow 'itself' to do something it is so obviously against its best interests with ease, or even with determination.

No, the common foe, if there is one in this case, is actually the British mainstream media which has happily manipulated the country with biased reporting all along. E.g The Sun, being so Pro Brexit the entire campaign and then the lead editor tweeting this in an effort to appear on the fence(https://mobile.twitter.com/SunApology/status/746337061972631552). Another example is the media giving airtime and attention to Nigel Farage. Whatever anyone else thinks of him in the facts are that a) He was never 'elected' to leadership in UKIP, b) He has never won a UK election, and is not an MP. Yet somehow he commands more TV and column inches than anyone else outside of the Tory leadership. Why? To stoke peoples basic, unfounded fears of 'others'.

If as my sister says we should stiffen our resolve and get on with things can we start by taking responsibility for understanding the political and journalistic ecosystem we live in.

If you choose to get your news and views from a single source, only to drink it up, and regurgitate these views as your own because it comforts you, or makes you feel valid then you are part of the problem. REGARDLESS OF HOW YOU VOTED. If you purposefully never read anything you disagree with, then you are a sheep at best, and at worst a pawn to be used. Do everyone a favour and get your news from a variety of sources. You may not like what you read, you may love it, but at least stop drinking from the poisoned waterhole that is Rupert Murdochs newspapers and satellite news. He freely admits that he loves parliament because they do as he asks whereas in Europe he is powerless.

A country gets the government it deserves. A functioning democracy requires several things. Namely, 1) Transparent elections with political parties offering choices and differences that enhance the lives of the population. 2) Journalists and media that can freely challege the government and without pushing an agenda of their own and lastly 3) An educated, sceptical populace.

Saying 'I don't do politics' is tantamount to saying vote for me, I don't care how.
@SunApology To be fair to @tnewtondunn he is not personally as off the wall Europhobic as his bosses. But he has taken the Murdoch shilling. Monsterlander. 18h. Monsterlander @Monsterlander. @SunApology @rickburin it starts with a C, but I'm not sure it ends in lown.
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Can't wait for my personally nar-screamed copy of 'Images You Should Not Masturbate To', and 'Natural Bust Enlargement with Total Mind Power'. There is a temptation here to get a portable speaker just to share the pearls of wisdom on public transport and in public places ...
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So on one side of the political divide in the UK we have a democratically elected party leader with a huge mandate being sought to be removed from position, whereas on the other side we can look forward to an unelected leader after what is in effect a coronation caused by the cowardice of the Brexiters. But "Democracy" you know - you gotta respect it, or so I've been told. 
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Irony: When someone tells you to shut up about the referendum result as the people have spoken, but that Jeremy Corbyn must stand down as he lacks support from his own MP's.
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The EU is not without its faults. However I can only think Merkel, and the other 26 countries view our blundering leaders as some intransigent teenager. Demanding all the freedoms of adulthood but without paying rent of keeping our room clean. It may have worked with our actual parents because luckily, hopefully they love us. However, Merkel isn't your mum.
Britain cannot expect to “keep the privileges” of ties with the EU without any of the obligations, Angela Merkel has said, as the EU Commission President Jean Claude Juncker said he had imposed a ban on EU officials from holding secret Brexit talks with the UK.
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Happy to have a great Britain and happy to have a great Europe. I believe it can work hand in hand, however I respect you guys made a choice to leave. On personal level, I have many British friends and I will miss your fight spirit in EU...
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Yup. This guy just got a years worth of material in two days.
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I was in the supermarket this morning, when the cashier asked the foreign couple in front of me if they needed help packing their bags.

I thought, fuck me!, that started quicker than I expected! #brexit 
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  • Methwold High School
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Amatuer freethinker, professional teadrinker.
Introduction
Rule No.1 No profile = No follow from me.

Amateur freethinker, professional teadrinker.
Sagan was my Carrot, Hitchens my stick. [citation needed]

I am an atheist; still open to new knowledge but living practically as an atheist until that happens. :-) 

...Getting by 1 picosecond at a time...

Husband to Lisa and father to Callum, Rhia and Levi.

Loves Movies, Photography, Formula 1, Reading, Science and Free Thinking. So these are all good circle designations as this is what I post. 

Dislikes Superstition, Twaddle, Woo and unsubstantiated claims where ever they come from, especially when these claims trample the rights of others. If this is you, and you circle me I will question you on these things. Oh, and I really hate Brussel Sprouts...

I'm INFJ
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My Company are Zoho and Google partners. We specialise in Zoho Creator, Zoho Reports and Zoho CRM...oh and I did the Kessel run in under 9 parsecs
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IT Consultant (cloud)
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Milton Keynes, UK - Methwold hythe, Norfolk - Norwich, Norfolk - Colorado Springs - Feltwell, Norfolk
Wonderful Tapas style food, using many local suppliers. It's a charming place and the staff are very friendly, and always willing to discuss food and drink. Nice people.
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reviewed 2 weeks ago
Only been here for the Annual Comedy Festival put on by those erstwhile lads at Comedy Cow, but its a good multi-purpose venue that supports the arts too.
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reviewed 2 weeks ago
Excellent service today at Brayleys. Annual service, a complimentary full clean and some sound technical advice for car charging.
Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
First visit to The Swan and found it to be very good value. Our double room was clean, warm and had a large en-suite. The Full English breakfast was really excellent and made with quality ingredients. We didn't leave hungry! Service was good too, attentive, yet knew when to leave us be.
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reviewed a year ago
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Lives up to the name and the waiting area is a very different experience than your normal service station.
Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
Good service
Public - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 months ago
Good food and service in a modern stylish setting. Edit: left my wallet there recently and they returned it to my house. Top notch!
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reviewed 2 years ago