- Files: GIF, JPG, PNG, Maximum:1000 KB, Thumbnails: 600x600 pixels
- Currently 1606 unique user posts. View catalogue
[ Return ] [ Entire Thread ] [ First 100 posts ] [ Last 50 posts ]
Posting mode: Reply [Last 50 posts][ Reply ]
100 posts omitted. Last 50 posts shown.
Expand all images.
|>>|| No. 12576
Is cultural appropriation even possible when it comes to cooking?
|>>|| No. 12681
>I got pessimistic after the crash when a lot of the economic changes I thought would happen didn't
What changes were you hoping for?
|>>|| No. 12682
> Would we really be any closer to the future if we gave them an Instagram?
Nay, but if you could find a way to integrate them into your economy you would have made some additional cash. And that might be the underline of all such shows and spreads.
But perhaps I'm too cynical.
|>>|| No. 12686
I think there's a poster who basically says "she would DEFINITELY get it" about more or less every woman under the age of 70.
|>>|| No. 12688
Her smile freaks me out. It's like her lips are being stretched back by invisible hooks.
Further proof, it it was needed, that white father and oriental mother = ugly child.
|>>|| No. 12691
She looks so much like my (batshit) sister...
Sage for nobodygivesafuck, but it's creepy.
And no, 'would get it' lad - she's happily married with kids. Down, boy.
|>>|| No. 12695
An interesting article on the subject matter in full here:
"Do you think Jamie Oliver’s jerk rice is something that is worth a senior MP spending her time on?
Tony Sewell: No, it isn’t and I’m trying to understand why she ran with this. I have no personal beef with Dawn Butler – it seems that nobody has a sense of the right priorities, even when it comes to racism. But her comments came at the same time as London is experiencing a crime wave and young black men are being killed by other young black men. She has no answers for this. Labour has no answers and nor does the government. Instead, the target becomes Jamie Oliver with his microwaved rice, which is bizarre."
Tony Sewell is quite the chap, take a look at the organisation he's CEO of here:
Here he is at Oxford Union talking about more race baiting shit:
|>>|| No. 12698
Does he actually offer any solutions himself or just slag off others when they don't fix all of London's knife crime?
|>>|| No. 12699
Boy if there's one thing lefty virtue signallers really don't like, it's when one of their pet minorities calls them out on it.
|>>|| No. 12700
He's a uncle Tom for telling people they should be more worried about violent crime than rice? The fuck planet are you on?
|>>|| No. 12701
If you take a look into a lot of his public work, he's overly critical of bad parenting, and single parenthood. He's found that a lot of the difficulties that the kids he's worked with and helped can be laid at the feet of fathers/mothers who have walked out on them or parents that simply don't care. I think he has a lot of good things to say, and I'm interested on his perspective considering his background and life accomplishments.
|>>|| No. 12702
>he's overly critical of bad parenting, and single parenthood. He's found that a lot of the difficulties that the kids he's worked with and helped can be laid at the feet of fathers/mothers who have walked out on them or parents that simply don't care
Careful, lad. The "it must be somebody else's fault" brigade don't agree with the notion of agency and taking personal responsibility for your actions. Blame always must be apportioned, but elsewhere.
|>>|| No. 12703
Personal responsibility isn't actionable on a political or societal level. A government can fix poverty or underfunded schools, it can provide good antenatal care and parenting support, it can financially incentivise marriage, but it doesn't have many levers it can pull to force people to pull themselves up by their bootstraps.
"People should take responsibility for themselves" sounds perfectly plausible, but it's politically nihilistic. It's functionally equivalent to "this isn't our responsibility, just sort yourselves out". Appeals to personal responsibility are often just an abrogation of social responsibility. It's an easy way to avoid hard questions about systematic disadvantage. This person is doing alright, therefore all people like them have no excuse. It ignores the fact that many people have the odds stacked against them, for reasons entirely beyond their control.
|>>|| No. 12704
>"People should take responsibility for themselves" sounds perfectly plausible, but it's politically nihilistic.
If you carry a knife you are responsible for making that decision. If you stab someone you are responsible for making that decision. It's not societies fault if you go around on a moped throwing acid in people's faces if they won't give you their possessions.
Your post reeks of "these people are too dumb to think for themselves, they should listen to us as we know what's best for them."
|>>|| No. 12705
>Your post reeks of "these people are too dumb to think for themselves, they should listen to us as we know what's best for them."
I'm sorry you find the truth so threatening.
|>>|| No. 12706
Otherlad here, if you read the post closely, it's about the limitations of government. People are indeed responsible for carrying a knife if they choose to. The point is that the most that government can achieve is to make the circumstances in which people carry knives less likely. Often you find people in positions of political power using personal responsibility as a scapegoat for not making the efforts they could toward shaping those circumstances (indeed often making decisions that will worsen them).
|>>|| No. 12707
Oh, well if he thinks that about x, his opinion on y must be invalidated immediately.
|>>|| No. 12708
We're in the midst of a vast obesity epidemic; by some estimates, obesity is now the leading cause of preventable disease and premature death in the developed world. It's an issue that affects every part of society. We could just say "stop eating pies, you fat bastards" and in a sense we'd be correct to do so, but that's not particularly useful. We look at the root causes of obesity and try to steer society in a way that might reduce the rate of obesity. We teach healthy eating in schools, we tax sugary soft drinks, we ban the advertising of junk food to kids, we incentivise food manufacturers to make their products less fattening, we provide weight loss support on the NHS.
If you carry a knife, you're criminally culpable for that decision. That doesn't mean our response should start and end with arrests and prosecutions. If we're serious about reducing knife crime, we need to look at the root causes and make interventions that dissuade young people from carrying knives. We need to keep asking why, we need to experiment with interventions and stick with what works, we need an open mind as to what interventions might work.
|>>|| No. 12709
So... It is personal responsibility but we shouldn't let the government say it is personal responsibility because they're using it as a cop out for things like police cuts leading to more criminality as it emboldens people to think they can break the law and get away with it?
>We need to keep asking why, we need to experiment with interventions and stick with what works
Glasgow made it quite clear that stop and search works; a heavy crackdown and zero tolerance response in the early days was pivotal to reducing knife crime there.
|>>|| No. 12710
Glasgow isn't London though, you can prioritise searching chavs/spides/neds or whatever you call them and nobody would really call you out. Not so for black teens is it?
|>>|| No. 12711
If we follow the good doctor's logic further surely we should put solving knife crime among young black men on the back burner and prioritise the far more serious threat to society by tackling the obesity epidemic.
|>>|| No. 12712
Significantly more people die from obesity then knife crime by a long way, we just accept it because it is normalised. If the news reported every time someone died 15+ years younger than they should because of being fat there would be moral panic.
|>>|| No. 12713
It's probably because there aren't gangs of feral youths going around forcing Mars bars down people's throats.
|>>|| No. 12715
Well you can make it sound just as awful by picking emotionally charged language and focus,
'Mr. Tubbs needlessly died today of a calorie overdose at age of 55, leaving 2 children; 5, and 10, without a father, doctors say the death could have easily been prevented by regular exercise, and balanced diet "it is a tragedy when this kind of thing happens, it is always the children that suffer the most and needlessly" said doctor fake name.
Mr Tubbs had been warned by doctors of the dangers of his life style but refused to change, instead turning to internet fringe groups that promote the idea that excess body weight has no effect on health and should be embraced as beautiful "this is a dangerous phenomenon in our society that leads to needless deaths we must do everything in our power to stop the misinformation that being obese is acceptable and risk free life choice, it isn’t" said doctor fake name.'
|>>|| No. 12717
It's a good point but it still sounds better than kids pointing guns at each other, and you know it.
|>>|| No. 12718
You could fill all but the largest of Premiership football stadiums with the number of yearly deaths linked to being overweight. There'd be empty seats on a large sofa if you're relying on shot kids to sit on it.
|>>|| No. 12719
I prefer my units of measurements to involve double decker buses, Olympic swimming pools and Wales.
|>>|| No. 12721
There's still more empathy points directed towards the dead kid sofa than the fat cunt stadium.
I don't expect anyone to call my inevitable heart attack a tragedy. It's entirely my fault, or maybe McDonald's and cocaine's fault, but still.
|>>|| No. 12745
It's this sort of thing that really dilutes the actual positive work being done in the name of equality.
I suggest renaming it the Ladies Sandwich and putting 20% less filling in it
|>>|| No. 12747
>A spokesperson told the Telegraph: "It's never our intention to cause offence - we're not dictating who should eat this sandwich - we hope anyone who tries it will love the distinctive flavours. However we are planning to change the name of the sandwich soon."
I love how they managed to sneak some advertising for the product into their statement to the press.
|>>|| No. 12749
They would have been more honest if they had renamed them "Kleenex Wank Rags".
|>>|| No. 12750
unSurprisingly Waitrose allow me to buy tampons despite their not being marketed to me. Silly moo.
|>>|| No. 12751
>despite their not being marketed to me
Waitrose called it Gentlemen's Smoked Chicken Caesar Roll because it contains gentlemen's relish, or at least Heston's take on it, rather than because they were aiming it at men.
|>>|| No. 12752
Then the noise is even more stupid. Even if a sandwich were marketed at men it'd be no more sexist than having different shaving razors marketed to men and women.
I realise I'm preaching to the choir here guys, sorry. I'm just a bit flabbergasted - unless that twitter account is a troll account in which case well done them they got me to bite.
[ Return ] [ Entire Thread ] [ First 100 posts ] [ Last 50 posts ]