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Trader Pat
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Archery1969 wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:52 pm
Trader Pat wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:44 pm
Archery1969 wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:37 pm
Poor chap. Does nobody have a heart down under ?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-55660592
Surely it cant be that difficult to catch it and repatriate it back to the States?

I'm sure somebody would be willing to set up a gofundme page to cover the costs
Their reaction is totally over the top in my opinion. But it's just a pigeon so I guess it's fate is doomed as there are far more important things to worry about in the world.

Do they track everything that flies into the country ? I bet loads does and goes unknown about.

I agree OTT but they're very strict about their quarantine laws.
greenmark
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Trader Pat wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:59 pm
Archery1969 wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:52 pm
Trader Pat wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:44 pm


Surely it cant be that difficult to catch it and repatriate it back to the States?

I'm sure somebody would be willing to set up a gofundme page to cover the costs
Their reaction is totally over the top in my opinion. But it's just a pigeon so I guess it's fate is doomed as there are far more important things to worry about in the world.

Do they track everything that flies into the country ? I bet loads does and goes unknown about.

I agree OTT but they're very strict about their quarantine laws.
....and if the guy had kept his trap shut nobody would be any the wiser.
That's the cost of dabbling with social media - 1 pigeon. And impeachment.
Trader Pat
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greenmark wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:07 pm
....and if the guy had kept his trap shut nobody would be any the wiser.
That's the cost of dabbling with social media - 1 pigeon. And impeachment.
So true :D
weemac
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Why does the BBC, on its main UK news page discussing COVID travel restrictions, the NHS in crisis and starving children in the UK, feel the need to have THREE links to stories about drag queens?
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spreadbetting
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weemac wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:06 pm
Why does the BBC, on its main UK news page discussing COVID travel restrictions, the NHS in crisis and starving children in the UK, feel the need to have THREE links to stories about drag queens?
Probably targeted advertising based on your search history,most companies do targeted ads these days. I don't get the drag stories on mine.
weemac
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spreadbetting wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:16 pm
weemac wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:06 pm
Why does the BBC, on its main UK news page discussing COVID travel restrictions, the NHS in crisis and starving children in the UK, feel the need to have THREE links to stories about drag queens?
Probably targeted advertising based on your search history,most companies do targeted ads these days. I don't get the drag stories on mine.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-55669282

Does anyone see the 3 links on the right? Just checked my search history for "drag" (knowing there'd be nothing there). All that came up was "Dragons Den".

All the other BBC links I'm seeing are nothing to do with my interests or web history: threats to live music, smartphones and a supermodel wearing a burka.

Not me, guvnor.
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Derek27
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spreadbetting wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:16 pm
weemac wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:06 pm
Why does the BBC, on its main UK news page discussing COVID travel restrictions, the NHS in crisis and starving children in the UK, feel the need to have THREE links to stories about drag queens?
Probably targeted advertising based on your search history,most companies do targeted ads these days. I don't get the drag stories on mine.
:lol:
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Derek27
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Location: UK

I've got two links on my page. They appear to be random links so I presume there must be three stories promoting that upcoming BBC drag queen show.
jamesg46
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weemac wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:33 pm
spreadbetting wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:16 pm
weemac wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:06 pm
Why does the BBC, on its main UK news page discussing COVID travel restrictions, the NHS in crisis and starving children in the UK, feel the need to have THREE links to stories about drag queens?
Probably targeted advertising based on your search history,most companies do targeted ads these days. I don't get the drag stories on mine.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-55669282

Does anyone see the 3 links on the right? Just checked my search history for "drag" (knowing there'd be nothing there). All that came up was "Dragons Den".

All the other BBC links I'm seeing are nothing to do with my interests or web history: threats to live music, smartphones and a supermodel wearing a burka.

Not me, guvnor.
Doesn't necessarily have to be what you've searched for... you have given Google access to your microphone on your handset so it could have been a conversation.

Soon alexa or the Google version will be telling people what their partners wants and needs are, at such times as Christmas. Privacy is history, these apps know when you're taking a shit.

https://youtu.be/zBnDWSvaQ1I
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Derek27
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jamesg46 wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:47 pm
weemac wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:33 pm
spreadbetting wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:16 pm


Probably targeted advertising based on your search history,most companies do targeted ads these days. I don't get the drag stories on mine.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-55669282

Does anyone see the 3 links on the right? Just checked my search history for "drag" (knowing there'd be nothing there). All that came up was "Dragons Den".

All the other BBC links I'm seeing are nothing to do with my interests or web history: threats to live music, smartphones and a supermodel wearing a burka.

Not me, guvnor.
Doesn't necessarily have to be what you've searched for... you have given Google access to your microphone on your handset so it could have been a conversation.

Soon alexa or the Google version will be telling people what their partners wants and needs are, at such times as Christmas. Privacy is history, these apps know when you're taking a shit.

https://youtu.be/zBnDWSvaQ1I
I've disabled my microphone and camera as I don't use it, don't have Alexa (I've always wondered if you can chat dirty?) and switch off targeted advertising. I don't see the point as most people always ignore adverts. Buy an E27 42w halogen lightbulb and the search engine suddenly thinks you've got a facination with lightbulbs!
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