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The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: Here is the news
The AG's summary of the Mueller report is that it's all a bit of a nothingburger. Didn't find that the Trump campaign colluded with the Russians, but the Russians definitely interfered to get Trump elected. Didn't find enough evidence to charge Trump with obstruction of justice, but didn't exonerate him either and left the prosecution decision up to the AG who, unsurprisingly as a handpicked Trump appointee, is declining to do so.
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The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: Telly Thread
It took them a couple of seasons to figure out what worked and what didn't, but season 3 of The Grand Tour has been absolutely terrific. It's the perfect blend of everything that that team does well.
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The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: This Europe Stuff
That’s ace. Alberta = Western Australia, BC = Victoria, Quebec = Queensland, Ontario = New South Wales.

I need you to offer up:
A state that’s so anonymous that the people who live there have forgotten it exists

Saskatchewan

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A vast and sparsely inhabited wilderness full of murderous creatures

That's a tough one, we've got bears in most provinces but not much in Canada really wants to kill you, including most of the bears. Let's go with Nunavut because they've also got grizzly and polar bears who are really dangerous, and moose who are assholes and also massive.

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A pretty bit with penguins.

Newfoundland and Labrador
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The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: What's pleasing me today
This accusation? The one of which he was cleared? Any others? Nothing else going on in your mind?

Whilst he might have done some dumb things as a 16 year old, I would say of late he has been more admirable



The case you linked was the second one, this was the first. Sorry, I got the order mixed up.

I'm with all of that, but you're talking about accusations. Only. 

But we did this before and you came up with nothing better than 'he was accused of'. I'm not asking you to like him. I'm not saying he's a role model. I'm saying that you've got nothing (that you care to share) which suggests we shouldn't celebrate his performances for England, let alone shun him altogether.

If you know something we don't, tell us.

I don't believe I've ever said that we shouldn't celebrate his performances for England. You invoked this old discussion when he scored his third goal tonight, I'm not sure why.