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  1. #1
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    Joe Strummer / The Clash = Terrorist??? WTF?

    This is hilarious. Do you hate good old punk rock as much as I do? God save the Queeen (yes, I know that's not a Clash song).

    Man held as terrorism suspect over punk song
    Reuters
    British anti-terrorism detectives escorted a man from a plane after a taxi driver had earlier become suspicious when he started singing along to a track by punk band The Clash, police said Wednesday.

    Detectives halted the London-bound flight at Durham Tees Valley Airport in northern England and Harraj Mann, 24, was taken off.

    The taxi driver had become worried on the way to the airport because Mann had been singing along to The Clash's 1979 anthem "London Calling," which features the lyrics "Now war is declared -- and battle come down" while other lines warn of a "meltdown expected."

    Mann told British newspapers the taxi had been fitted with a music system which allowed him to plug in his MP3 player and he had been playing The Clash, Procol Harum, Led Zeppelin and the Beatles to the driver.

    "He didn't like Led Zeppelin or The Clash but I don't think there was any need to tell the police," Mann told the Daily Mirror.

    A Durham police spokeswoman said Mann had been released after questioning -- but had missed his flight.

    "The report was made with the best of intentions and we wouldn't want to discourage people from contacting us with genuine concerns," she said.



  2. #2
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinecure
    Do you hate good old punk rock as much as I do?
    Piss off ya fucking JONG.

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    Good thing he wasn't listening to my favorite Clash song, Guns of Brixton. He would probably still be in jail.

    So, do you think it was the song or the fact the guy's name was Harraj that got the taxi driver suspicious?
    "They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety."
    Ben Franklin

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    Well you grow up and you calm down.
    You start wearing blue and brown.
    Sinecure is a JONG and an ass clown.
    Working for the clampdown.
    "Don't drive angry."

    Best quote from the movie "Groundhog Day"

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    "Drop the bombs between the minarets..."
    Screw the net, Surf the backcountry!

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