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>> No. 68174 Auntiefucker
28th February 2021
Sunday 4:15 pm
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>> No. 68175 Anonymous
28th February 2021
Sunday 9:24 pm
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Maybe this would be sorted quickly enough for the complainant's satisfaction if more Wimmin were bothered enough to do those sort of jobs in the first place. Since they're desperate to get away from working in the Kitchen.
>> No. 68176 YubYub
28th February 2021
Sunday 10:51 pm
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Women complaining about men not finding the clit is the most ridiculous thing - it's entirely their fault. If a woman's fingering my bumhole and she's not hitting my prostate, I'm sure as fuck going to direct her to it, rather than go through life complaining that she couldn't find it. Women just need to take some fucking control over their lives for fucks sake. and they wonder why they get subjugated - it's because you can't do anything for yourself, love. I've met countless women who can't even decide where they want to eat, literally ever, yet complain men tell them what to do. It's because you're incapable of making decisions.


>> No. 9430 Anonymous
26th January 2016
Tuesday 10:09 pm
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Huddersfield charity shop finally says goodbye to a shutter which lasted 26 years

That's it. That's literally it. A charity shop has replaced one of its roller shutters after having the same one for 26 years. It's all go in Huddersfield.

I challenge you lads to find a more pointless news story than this.
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>> No. 31462 Anonymous
26th February 2021
Friday 12:55 pm
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You can buy prints of his big Art Attacks.

I wonder how much it'd cost for Neil to make one of these that I can look at from my bedroom window.
>> No. 31463 Anonymous
26th February 2021
Friday 1:21 pm
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He's also in a metal band. Or at least he was a decade ago.
>> No. 31543 Anonymous
27th February 2021
Saturday 6:49 pm
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There were unfounded rumours that the lorry carrying fruit had collided with a transit van overloaded with nuts.
>> No. 31552 Anonymous
27th February 2021
Saturday 9:12 pm
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>> No. 31562 Anonymous
28th February 2021
Sunday 4:42 pm
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I'm very tired and read that as MI6. I was rather alarmed for a second.


>> No. 2885 Anonymous
27th February 2021
Saturday 12:27 am
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What is the lowest maintenance garden an eligible bachelor could get away with without either paving it over or upsetting the neighbours?

I want to buy a first home for myself, a leasehold feels like poor value so I'm looking at houses. The problem is they all have a small garden out back and sometimes even a front one, nothing ridiculous (think terraced house or those ghastly new build gardens) but it's just me and I don't know my rhubarb. Do I just throw some grass seeds down and risk ecolads
wrath? Pay a gardener to handle this for me?
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>> No. 2890 Anonymous
27th February 2021
Saturday 9:15 am
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>Do I just throw some grass seeds down and risk ecolads wrath?
Not if you're after zero maintenance. Grass needs cutting multiple times a year. Putting down a sheet for a month or two to kill off any grass then just chucking down wildflower seeds would reduce the maintenance to maybe strimming it a bit in Autumn.

Really though you'd have to be in a fairly posh place for the neighbours to actively object.
>> No. 2891 Anonymous
27th February 2021
Saturday 9:36 am
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My local council has recently discovered that a badly overgrown verge is socially acceptable if you rebrand it as a "wildflower meadow". The seeds are cheap as chips, wildflowers actively prefer poor soil and it only needs mowing a couple of times a year in late summer and autumn.

Mix in a bit of paving and you're sorted.
>> No. 2892 Anonymous
27th February 2021
Saturday 6:56 pm
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That would be a question for when I settle on a place. At the moment I'm just trying to understand feasibility and the kind of garden I'd be looking to either buy, make or avoid.

The opposite end of the spectrum is gardens where someone has paved over the whole thing. That feels like a design that would kill me in the summer so would ripping that up be a simple job or do I need to fart about with the topsoil?

Interesting, if I wanted to have a barbeque at some point or just catch some rays would I merely need to mow it or do I need to keep a bit of grass?
>> No. 2893 Anonymous
27th February 2021
Saturday 7:00 pm
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I'd suggest keeping a small patio to put your barbecue/sun lounger on and turning the rest over to wildflowers. Reduced heat and maintenance but still some stability. The added bonus of wildflowers is that they don't particularly like rich soil, you can throw down some of the cheapest and they'll thrive.
>> No. 2894 Anonymous
28th February 2021
Sunday 9:29 am
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There have been quite a few initiatives the last five or six years to spread wildflower seeds on verges and the like.


>> No. 5665 Anonymous
27th February 2021
Saturday 5:22 pm
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Should I take vitamin tablets and other supplements or are they largely snake oil?
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>> No. 5676 Anonymous
27th February 2021
Saturday 7:28 pm
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Just because you might have a better diet than a serf in the dark ages doesn't mean it's not bad. We all probably don't get the same amount of greens as back then - when's the last time you had a hearty pottage or made horse bread?
>> No. 5677 Anonymous
27th February 2021
Saturday 7:50 pm
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My point is human diets were 'never good' they were always a ham fisted 'good enough' our current health looks like it well on the way to powering quite probably millions of under 30s in the uk over the age of 100. Unless the implication is that we would live to be 200 if only we ate a bit more kale I fail to see what meaningful implications bad diet could mean that can't be patched with a few multivitamins.

If anything the biggest threat diet wise is that we eat too much not that we are eating the wrong things.
>> No. 5678 Anonymous
27th February 2021
Saturday 7:54 pm
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If anything thinks we've never had it so good they need to compare a bar of Cadburys now with what it was like before the takeover.
>> No. 5679 Anonymous
27th February 2021
Saturday 7:55 pm
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Galaxy has always been better anyway.
>> No. 5680 Anonymous
27th February 2021
Saturday 8:54 pm
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>I fail to see what meaningful implications bad diet could mean that can't be patched with a few multivitamins.

My original point was exactly that we need multivitamins. And no, on your broader point life expectancy evidently does vary wildly across the country demonstrating the continued importance of diet - this saying nothing of the years of good health.

>If anything the biggest threat diet wise is that we eat too much not that we are eating the wrong things.

People in this country have dry flaky lips and kidney stones because they don't drink enough water. This clear liquid being something that is piped into peoples homes.
74% of people have suboptimum amounts of Vitamin D with 24% outright deficient - symptoms include depression, hair loss and poor immune health. We have rising levels of rickets ffs.


>> No. 90725 Anonymous
6th October 2020
Tuesday 5:49 pm
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>Mr Johnson also channeled the spirit of Thatcher's 1980s revolution by pledging to save the dream of home ownership for a new generation, with the government underwriting 95 per cent mortgages for around two million first-time buyers.

>The government has yet to give details, but it seems some of the 'stress test' rules imposed on banks after the 2008 financial crisis could be relaxed to facilitate long-term fixed rate mortgages at 95 per cent of a property's value. The government could instead accept some of the risk through a guarantee scheme - although this would leave the taxpayer on the hook for potentially huge sums.

https://www.If I post a link to this website again I will be

Let's overheat the housing market further by softening the measures brought in as a result of the financial crisis. What could possibly go wrong?
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>> No. 92447 Anonymous
27th February 2021
Saturday 11:23 am
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I hate this shit. Deposit is not the issue. I have just under £30k saved but 4.5x my salary gets me nothing.
>> No. 92448 Anonymous
27th February 2021
Saturday 12:36 pm
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It's almost as if the government are propping up the property market for the benefit of boomer BtL scum.
>> No. 92449 Anonymous
27th February 2021
Saturday 3:08 pm
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I'm not sure having banks lend more, with the resulting rise in interest, would be a good idea. The 5% mortgage and Help to Buy are mental enough and will no doubt cause problems in a rising interest rate scenario while bumping house prices.

I'm in a similar situation living in London but have found that if you go outside of the South-East it's not so bad. If the government had instead stumped up on making these places viable by encouraging employers to offer a guaranteed option of living in the provinces then it would be much more sustainable.

I don't see how this would help BtL. These programmes are for first-time buyers.
>> No. 92450 Anonymous
27th February 2021
Saturday 3:28 pm
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>It is not restricted to first-time buyers or new-build homes, but there will be a £600,000 limit.
>> No. 92451 Anonymous
27th February 2021
Saturday 3:57 pm
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Why wouldn't they? Many politicians are landlords, the Tories get a substantial amount of donations from property developers and the higher property prices go up, the more the government will be paid back by people who took out Help to Buy mortgages.


>> No. 18042 Anonymous
14th February 2019
Thursday 7:08 am
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Shamima Begum: Bring me home, says Bethnal Green girl who left to join Isis

On the day the caliphate suffered a mortal blow the teenage London bride of an Islamic State fighter lifted her veil. Her two infant children were dead; her husband in captivity. Nineteen years old, nine months pregnant, weak and exhausted from her escape across the desert, she nevertheless looked calm and spoke with a collected voice.

“I’m not the same silly little 15-year-old schoolgirl who ran away from Bethnal Green four years ago,” she told me. “And I don’t regret coming here.”

With those words and the act of lifting her niqab, a mystery ended. The girl sitting before me, alone in a teeming Syrian refugee camp of 39,000 people where she is registered as No 28850, was Shamima Begum, the only known survivor of the three schoolgirls from Bethnal Green Academy whose fate has been unknown at home since they fled Britain together in 2015 to join Islamic State.

Ms Begum may have reached comparative safety, yet she chastised herself for leaving the last Isis territory as Kurd forces, backed by the West, closed in.

“I was weak,” she told me of her flight from the battle in Baghuz, with something akin to remorse. “I could not endure the suffering and hardship that staying on the battlefield involved. But I was also frightened that the child I am about to give birth to would die like my other children if I stayed on. So I fled the caliphate. Now all I want to do is come home to Britain.”

Should someone who quite clearly doesn't regret going to join ISIS and is still sympathetic to their plight be allowed back in this country? Then again, she'd already been 'radicalised' by those closest to her in this country.
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>> No. 31513 Anonymous
27th February 2021
Saturday 10:19 am
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That doesn't really track in my opinion. Statelessness is defined in law, skint is just being skint. Also you don't have a legal guaruntee to employment, as far as I know, and the government have to give you UC unless you've got savings, again, as far as I know, so I'm not sure this metaphor covers remotely the same kind of ground as Begum's case.
>> No. 31514 Anonymous
27th February 2021
Saturday 10:20 am
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Ah, fuck, *guarantee.
>> No. 31515 Anonymous
27th February 2021
Saturday 11:24 am
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>The SIAC says otherwise.
Then they are wrong. This is a long-settled provision of international law. It doesn't matter how many citizenships you're entitled to claim, if you only hold one and that government removes it, it has rendered you stateless. It doesn't matter whether or not you can fix it. The prohibition on statelessness has no provision for someone to go anywhere else. It is plain a simple - a government cannot render someone stateless, even temporarily. We also have case law that says that a government cannot unilaterally determine your citizenship on your behalf, without having to consider that it's for the government of Bangladesh to decide who has citizenship there.
>> No. 31519 Anonymous
27th February 2021
Saturday 12:34 pm
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At the point that Begum's British citizenship was revoked, Bangladeshi law automatically granted her Bangladeshi citizenship. If the Bangladeshi government fail to uphold their obligations under the UN Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness and arbitrarily failed to recognise Begum's status, that's their problem; the UK has no obligation under international law to pre-empt the lawless actions of other states. The matter is long-settled, but not in the way that you think.
>> No. 31520 Anonymous
27th February 2021
Saturday 12:46 pm
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>At the point that Begum's British citizenship was revoked, Bangladeshi law automatically granted her Bangladeshi citizenship.
That doesn't matter. The British government simply doesn't get to make that determination. That's between her and Bangladesh.


>> No. 19750 Anonymous
27th July 2019
Saturday 2:09 pm
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What's all this about Hong Kong then? I've started seeing ads asking me to pressure my MP and defend the joint-declaration.

I assume you lads will have an opinion as blocking as the roads and discouraging air-travel will no doubt reduce carbon emissions.
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>> No. 31494 Anonymous
26th February 2021
Friday 7:14 pm
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Use the report function then.
>> No. 31495 Anonymous
26th February 2021
Friday 7:21 pm
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Sometimes when you report people the mods ban you, with the message that you should be calling people out for shitposting/poor spelling and grammar rather than solely relying on them.
>> No. 31496 Anonymous
26th February 2021
Friday 7:30 pm
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The report function isn't for reporting posts you disagree with.

(A good day to you Sir!)
>> No. 31497 Anonymous
26th February 2021
Friday 7:43 pm
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We'll see about that...
>> No. 31504 Anonymous
27th February 2021
Saturday 2:20 am
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>Sometimes when you report people the mods ban you, with the message that you should be calling people out for shitposting/poor spelling and grammar rather than solely relying on them.

Good idea, we shoud have a role on this website to performs this task.


>> No. 41102 Anonymous
18th May 2020
Monday 11:58 pm
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The thinking man's crumpet.
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>> No. 41772 Anonymous
5th December 2020
Saturday 12:31 pm
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Your claim is illegitimate, as I found/poster her here first.

Anyway, I don't believe I'm exaggerating when I say she has the most beautiful eyes imaginable. A withering look from her would be devastating.
>> No. 41773 Anonymous
5th December 2020
Saturday 12:39 pm
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I've met a few blonde Irish girls with eyes like that, they can be intimidating to talk to.
>> No. 41774 Anonymous
5th December 2020
Saturday 12:42 pm
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No comment.
>> No. 41869 Anonymous
26th December 2020
Saturday 11:33 am
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How could we have missed her?

It was a tossup between this and the still fit thread, but she deserves to be recognised for her brains.
>> No. 42005 Anonymous
25th February 2021
Thursday 2:36 pm
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Did one of you two write this?


>> No. 27146 Anonymous
26th August 2020
Wednesday 10:54 pm
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I suppose it's time for a new thread seeing as the previous one is almost at 1,700 posts.

It's been kicking off in America (again) after the police have shot a black man (again). A couple of protesters/rioters have been killed after they were driven by the police towards an alt-right militia, with this planned in advance.
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>> No. 31402 Anonymous
24th February 2021
Wednesday 6:06 pm
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No, but you're thinking on the right lines.
>> No. 31403 Anonymous
24th February 2021
Wednesday 6:34 pm
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The origins of the phrase "Politically correct" in the modern sense still amuse me.
So far as I understand, in the socially progressive sense it started as a joke among right-on lefties, a way of making fun of the doctrinaire stalinists who would get upset that you went against the party line (usually less about being socially progressive and more about why the USSR sending tanks into Hungary was good).
So if you were part of the fisherperson communist league or whatever and you said something a bit sexist, nobody would really mind and someone would joke "Not very politically correct of you comrade!"

Then people overheard and assumed there was no irony in the statement, that it was meant as a rebuke to be taken at face value - as it would be in the doctrinaire parties it was originally mocking - so it spiraled from there into the way we understand it today.
>> No. 31404 Anonymous
24th February 2021
Wednesday 6:53 pm
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Jesus, we've got enough confusing wordfilters without people inventing their own.
>> No. 31405 Anonymous
24th February 2021
Wednesday 8:17 pm
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I think something happened indeed in that some gits picked it up and thought it was actually a way of setting the standard for what's deemed fit to say and do and what isn't.

On the other hand, I don't think many people today, once again, use it without a hint of an eye roll. You kind of only hear people complaining about political correctness and using the actual word who are tired of it or otherwise against it, and not the proponents of it who would defend the concept as such.

So that in that sense, the actual meaning or at least the usage of the phrase "political correctness" isn't that different from the circumstances under which it was first coined in the USSR.
>> No. 31409 Anonymous
24th February 2021
Wednesday 11:29 pm
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Lots of things have come full circle in politics and society in general since the days of the civil rights movement in the 60s, which may be regarded as the birth of the broadly liberal consensus we have lived in since then. That's what makes these such strange, interesting and occasionally baffling times to live through.

Last year I was drawn into a rabbithole after seeing a few articles in places like the NYT, Atlantic etc essentially suggesting racial segregation as a proposed solution to white privilege in the education system. One can only wonder what MLK would have thought of that. History really does repeat itself.


>> No. 5883 Anonymous
6th April 2011
Wednesday 5:52 pm
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Why do a lot of people seem to rave about Nando's?

My friends think I'm a freak because I very rarely eat Subway or Nando's; as far I can tell it's just, not especially good quality, grilled chicken that has been marinated in peri-peri sauce. Am I missing something here?
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>> No. 14200 Anonymous
22nd February 2021
Monday 8:36 am
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Beef heart is quite stringy and tough as a whole cut, but it's packed with flavour and adds structure and bite to minced meat. Rusk is basically flavourless, but it stops the juicy, flavoursome fat from dribbling out all over the grill. Prime cuts of beef have tender muscle with a marbling of fat, but in a burger you can just use lean trimmings and fat trimmings to achieve the same effect and you can use more flavourful visceral fat.

A good burger is like alchemy - the cheap crap actually makes the burger taste better if you combine it correctly. The ultra-economy burgers with pork or mechanically reclaimed chicken are a bridge too far, but there's a sweet spot near the bottom of the market. Upmarket chefs wank on about nose-to-tail eating and using tasty but gruesome cuts, but your local burger van has been at it for years.

Also, MSG is magic and you should buy a big bag of it right now. It makes everything taste richer and meatier. While you're at it, get a bottle of liquid smoke.
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22nd February 2021
Monday 9:10 am
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>Upmarket chefs wank on about nose-to-tail eating and using tasty but gruesome cuts, but your local burger van has been at it for years.
Certainly yer genuine animal product, innit.

>While you're at it, get a bottle of liquid smoke.
I've never had a liquid smoke that didn't taste synthetic. There are ways to make your food smoky, that's not one of them.
>> No. 14202 Anonymous
24th February 2021
Wednesday 6:46 pm
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>MSG is magic
Indeed. Shame the cute panda bottles are difficult to find over here, I can't be arsed dealing with bags of crystalline powder in the kitchen. Maggi seasoning is a good second option but less versatile than pure MSG.

On a side note Ajinomoto has a really interesting corporate history and makes all kinds of weird and wonderful chemicals. The ongoing lacking supply of game consoles/CPUs/GPUs is rumoured in part to be due to a shortage of a substrate widely used in semiconductor manufacturing which they have a monopoly over.
>> No. 14203 Anonymous
24th February 2021
Wednesday 7:01 pm
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>While you're at it, get a bottle of liquid smoke.

Good heavens lad, we've got to have some form of standards. The stuff is rank.
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24th February 2021
Wednesday 8:30 pm
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MSG gives me insane nightmares.


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>> No. 30452 Anonymous
23rd February 2021
Tuesday 12:12 pm
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Some years ago in a local Lidl, an entire shop worth of people including myself witnessed an adult menace and physically abuse a child. None of us did anything except look away and express condemnation in hussed tones afterwards. We cared for nothing but our own embarrassment, and showed that to the child.

For a long time I thought I was waiting for an opportunity to show a heroic character - to do something 'selfless' - but since neglecting that child I've realised I've been offered many, and the proof of my self is in my reaction now.

How can I go on morally knowing that children are being abused, while I sit here doing nothing? How I we make things right?
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>> No. 30459 Anonymous
23rd February 2021
Tuesday 2:21 pm
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OP, you taught the kid a very important lesson: it's every man for himself, nobody is going to help ever. He should be grateful to you for teaching him such a concept. I was abused as a kid, it only stopped when my father had a strange domestic accident including a pot of boiling water. Nobody else helped, and my whore mother only made things worse. That's life. He was shit, the child abuser in LIDL was shit, you were shit for not helping, I am shit for various things that I cannot talk about here. Everything is shit.
>> No. 30460 Anonymous
23rd February 2021
Tuesday 2:35 pm
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I can say that I am one of those people that does intervene, I have step in-between people before they get into fights I have restrained and tackled strangers who are about to hit another stranger with an object. I've literally picked up a collapse person like in this experiment >>30453 several times, one time it was on the way to a job interview just outside which leads me to believe it might have been some sort of test of character.

And the reactions people have to that is strange, people treat it like it is bravado when I talk about that I would do it, and at the time people treat it like I have done something really stupid, hostilely so, or they treat it like nothing happened at all and just return to normality instantly.

I'll grant you I can't rationalize, it is a snap decision where 99% of people go one way and I go the other, the needs of the self are outweighed by the situation, is my reaction perfect, no, but the point is I acted, and I think I sleep better with my fuck ups. Even when I accidently kidnapped a sick cat thinking it was a stray and had to have an awkward conversation with the owner the next day.
>> No. 30461 Anonymous
23rd February 2021
Tuesday 2:40 pm
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My dad and his mate were coming home from a night out once and saw a bloke pushing his girlfriend about, they challenged him and ended up being set on by both the abuser and the girlfriend. It's a very common scenario in domestic abuse situations, due to a combination of Stockholm Syndrome and the victim perhaps fearing a worse beating from the abuser later on due to failing to come to their aid.

Also, my sister was once sexually harassed on the bus late at night by a gang of chav scumbags; another teenager bravely told them to leave her alone, at which point the gang promptly beat the shit out of him before fleeing the bus. My point being, playing the Good Samaritan, while seeming like the honourable thing to do, almost never turns out well in reality and will more likely than not land you either in a police cell or in hospital depending on the outcome. Even if you somehow magically channel your inner Bruce Lee and deck the bad guy, in this day and age with phone cameras and social media there's every chance that your "assault" on them could be filmed and taken completely out of context and get you fired from your job or worse.
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23rd February 2021
Tuesday 2:51 pm
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>> a combination of Stockholm Syndrome and the victim perhaps fearing a worse beating from the abuser later on due to failing to come to their aid.

That's only partly true. Cunts get turned on by abuse and by seeing their mate bullying and abusing other people. My (whore) mother was completely unable to defend herself or her sons, but she became fierce and corageous everytime she had to defend her abusive husband. She lied to police, teachers and social services to protect the same husband that would beat her up, steal money from her and give her STD's. Years later, my girlfriends confided to me that they were turned on when I abused them. Cunts needs to be fucked, otherwise they will fuck you.
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24th February 2021
Wednesday 5:40 pm
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I would hope to save children from developing exactly this attitude - it's clearly a very distressing one to foster.


>> No. 68138 Billbob
20th February 2021
Saturday 11:04 pm
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Someone pls explain.
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>> No. 68147 R4GE
21st February 2021
Sunday 10:46 pm
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That is quite nice looking clay tbf.
>> No. 68148 Ambulancelad
22nd February 2021
Monday 12:27 am
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Going to try this. It's probably quite healthy as well.
>> No. 68149 Searchfag
22nd February 2021
Monday 12:51 am
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wat does a craving for pickled onion monster munch mean?
>> No. 68150 Anonymous
22nd February 2021
Monday 1:17 am
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>> No. 68161 Billbob
24th February 2021
Wednesday 10:43 am
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It's not just a thing, it's an industry

I stumbled upon this whilst I was looking for info on whether boiled soil would provide a good nutritional supplement for breeding yeast.


>> No. 442401 Anonymous
22nd February 2021
Monday 2:39 pm
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Why do they keep giving idiots attention?

People post homophobic things online about Alan Carr standing in for Zoe Ball on Radio 2, it makes the national press. Someone posts something about Captain Tom burning in hell, it makes the national press. People post something racist about footballers like Ian Wright or Marcus Rashford, it makes the national press.

As far as I can tell, the message is be an obnoxious twat and you'll get the attention you sorely crave. It doesn't seem like much of a deterrent.
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>> No. 442501 Anonymous
23rd February 2021
Tuesday 8:08 pm
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My company is considered quite progressive in the industry in that we'll hire people with tattoos for public facing roles, as long as you cover them up when you're working. It's pretty funny as everyone uses those flesh coloured bandage sleeve things, so half the floor staff look like they've been involved in some sort of accident. I'd argue even a shit tattoo of a dolphin looks better, but if your customer base is 60% pensioners, you sort of have to suit their tastes.
>> No. 442517 Anonymous
24th February 2021
Wednesday 5:53 am
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So when was the last time any of you sacked someone for coming in with a new tattoo?
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24th February 2021
Wednesday 9:04 am
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I haven't but if they didn't cover them up while on shift it wouldn't take long to get them out on uniform standards.
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24th February 2021
Wednesday 9:08 am
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It's like coming in with an open wound. I would expect them to be covered with detectable blue, once healed no one gives a shit.
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24th February 2021
Wednesday 9:13 am
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(I also wouldn't ever do this because I don't care and don't agree with the policy but someone would)


>> No. 4877 Anonymous
20th February 2021
Saturday 9:29 pm
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Did you know this? The Pythagorean theorem is a special case when c = d. I just realised this.
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>> No. 4904 Anonymous
23rd February 2021
Tuesday 3:57 pm
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The sum of the squares on the diagonals is equal to the sum of the squares on the perimeter.
>> No. 4905 Anonymous
23rd February 2021
Tuesday 5:02 pm
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Why not use a ruler?
>> No. 4906 Anonymous
23rd February 2021
Tuesday 5:03 pm
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The Greeks were a democracy.
>> No. 4907 Anonymous
23rd February 2021
Tuesday 5:05 pm
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You've done it now, the antiquarians will be all over you for this one.
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23rd February 2021
Tuesday 6:52 pm
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The great thing is that next time people say "republic, not democracy" you can point out that the two are effectively translations of each other.


>> No. 19768 Anonymous
6th February 2015
Friday 8:29 pm
/e/19768 What are you playing right now?
I figured I'd make an /e/ equivalent of that great, big /beat/ thread.

Recently I have been slogging away on XCOM: Enemy Within with the Long War mod. Humanity is doomed as I'm simply incapable of holding back the torrent of battleships the aliens keep hurling at me.

It's bloody fun though.
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>> No. 24811 Anonymous
17th February 2021
Wednesday 11:44 pm
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I'll tell you the same thing I told my therapist: I don't change for anyone, you Cornish scum.
>> No. 24818 Anonymous
21st February 2021
Sunday 1:24 am
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I'd mention more about it, but there's so much out there already it would be redundant. Supergiant Games storytelling in a rogue-lite hack-n-slash that makes you want to lose sometimes so you can see the story unfold.

The perfect kind of retro slav jankgame. It's a Quake style FPS that saw how brown Quake was and decided that no, that would not do, and made it Brown. It's technically in early access but what is there was quite fun to play through if you like that sort of thing. That it is written in Pascal is just icing on the cake.

I'm a sucker for 40k stuff and while I think this game is brilliant it certainly has its rough edges. It's a hex and turn based strategy game akin to a basic Civ game (it would be classic 4X, but there's no diplomacy because in the grimdark future etc...), if you're not playing PvP you're playing skirmishes against the AI (which can be adjusted from "push over" to "it literally cheats to beat you"). Given it's an adaptation it's really quite faithful to the tabletop game and compared to the usual dreck that gets the 40k license it's an absolute gem. If you can get it on a Steam sale with its DLC it's not too, but it gets really quite pricey if you wanted to get everything outright (I'd make excuses for the developer needing to recoup costs for a niche product, but that's their problem not mine).

Wilmot's Warehouse
I've worked in a fulfillment warehouse for a mid-sized non-Amazon company before, and this is basically a picker-stocker-packer simulator. Do you like shapes? Do you like colours? Do like when things are Neat And Tidy And Exactly Where They Belong? This game will seem like a waste of time, an infuriating nonesense or the best thing ever. You play as a square that gets delivered a pile of squares with symboles on them, you need to drag and push them around a large fairly open area (the warehouse) and sort them in whatever way makes sense to you within a time limit. You have limited vision range, so you need to remember where you stored things. Once the sorting time's expired, people appear that will demand combinations of the things in your warehouse and you have to find and deliver them. I think it'll take only one or two minutes of watching someone play this game to decide if you'll love it or hate it.
>> No. 24819 Anonymous
23rd February 2021
Tuesday 12:31 am
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I started playing at the start of December, I have 240 hours clocked,

send help.
>> No. 24820 Anonymous
23rd February 2021
Tuesday 12:42 am
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Is it that good? I watched a review of it by a chap by the name of Lord Mandalore on YouTube and it looked a bit of a mess, this was some time ago now though.
>> No. 24821 Anonymous
23rd February 2021
Tuesday 11:06 am
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It is that good to me. All things battletech related have always been a bit of a mismanaged mess and this is no different. But that has always been in the things surrounding the games never the games themselves.

As for the game. I love it, and I've never had a soft spot for the franchise. The greatest asset to me is the community it self. Most online multiplayer experience are an experience of infighting between foul mouthed teenagers. This there is genuine cooperation and discussion on voice chat. I don't rightfully understand how it has happened but it is quite wonderful. I've made friends via this game.

As for the gameplay primarily fps with tank controls in team deathmatch. But as the set up for that imagine if you played something class based like tf2 but within that you had full equipment management like diablo but it was balance so no equipment was objectively better. I would be lying if I said that wasn't overwhelming to a new player. And if you want to give it a try I would happily recommend starting builds so you don't get completely lost immediately.


>> No. 68154 YubYub
22nd February 2021
Monday 4:57 pm
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>> No. 68155 Billbob
22nd February 2021
Monday 8:36 pm
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A cheap lock like that could be opened in 15 seconds with a padlock shim or either by using a lockpicking rake.
>> No. 68156 Moralfag
22nd February 2021
Monday 11:22 pm
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That's far far slower than a jump cut.


>> No. 30440 Anonymous
22nd February 2021
Monday 10:08 am
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I am apprehensive about lockdown ending because it'll just remind me my brain is a mess because of me not because of some outside entity.

I have forgotten that I haven't had any friends or relations or anyone to talk to for four years previously, since summer 2016. The nature of how I feel has changed in the last six months, I am more bitter, envious, there is more self resentment where before there was just emptiness.
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>> No. 30446 Anonymous
22nd February 2021
Monday 5:03 pm
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Get a WFH job once this is over?
>> No. 30447 Anonymous
22nd February 2021
Monday 5:05 pm
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Why so I can continue this cursed existence indefinitely? Lockdown comes, lockdown goes, my life doesn't change a fucking bit I'm still the same sad loner subhuman freak I was half a decade ago when this started.
>> No. 30448 Anonymous
22nd February 2021
Monday 6:12 pm
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Do some kind of spiritual practice
Create something

What do you like? There must be things you think are good and you can surely maneuver yourself to make your life to revolve around them more.

My life has been on the rocks since 2015 and there are many days when this pandemic feels like the final nail in a coffin, but I have faith that there are better days on the other side of this and I am planning on correcting the things I don't like about my life that I have the power to change.
>> No. 30449 Anonymous
22nd February 2021
Monday 6:14 pm
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Then the lockdown is irrelevant, and the only thing that could possibly change your situation is you. If it is difficult or painful or not is irrelevant the point is only you could possibly change it.
>> No. 30450 Anonymous
22nd February 2021
Monday 7:46 pm
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I kind of know what you mean, OP. I've reverted back to NEEThood and when people ask me how I've spent lockdown "not even being arsed to watch TV shows I'd probably like" isn't much of an answer. I think my rage issues pre-date COVID though so that's on me.


>> No. 30431 Anonymous
21st February 2021
Sunday 8:09 pm
/emo/30431 Finding a decent therapist
My mental state is a complete wreck. I need a decent therapist, but until now I have found only complete idiots. My fault, I was forced to look for the cheapest and you get what you pay for.

Now I got some money. Does anyone know how much should I pay for a decent therapist? Somebody that actually listens and answers your questions with decent advice, instead of sitting there like a store mannequin? In my experience, therapist that work for 45 pounds at hour are completely useless.
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>> No. 30438 Anonymous
22nd February 2021
Monday 12:33 am
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Well, when I asked for feedback from my therapist he just sat there, looking at me with his mouth opened and a blank stare. Maybe he suffered from some form of learning disability. He either ignored my questions or answered with canned answers straight from some motivational poster. I think that he did not listen to a single word of what I said. A store mannequin would do exactly the same service. Well, you get what you pay for. Mental health is an expensive luxury, not a right.
>> No. 30439 Anonymous
22nd February 2021
Monday 9:35 am
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I haven't had the time to look this up, but my impression is that there are big distinctions between 'counsellor', 'therapist', 'psychotherapist', 'psychiatrist', and so on, but I've not seen these terms disambiguated in the UK context.

I also have some intuition that the more you pay, the more therapy moves into the "talk about your specific problems and experiences" type, rather than the "here's some broad frameworks to help you sort out your life" type.

Additionally, each therapist will also have their particular approach that they've been trained in. As I understand it, the former folks tend to be deep into the old psychological schools and will apply Freudian or Jungian theory in their work, while the latter will tend toward the current model if CBT as it's the one with the biggest evidence base and is designed to be widely applicable, hence it gets trotted out (with varying degrees of competence) for everyone.

Maybe some lad or one of our resident niche-knowledge posters here on .gs can enlighten us a bit more about this.
>> No. 30442 Anonymous
22nd February 2021
Monday 12:18 pm
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"Counsellor", "therapist" and "psychotherapist" are not legally regulated terms - anyone can slap it on their business card and have a go. If you're thinking about seeing someone who uses one of these titles, you really need to check out what qualifications they have. At a bare minimum, go with someone who is registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

"Psychiatrist" means a medical doctor who has specialised in mental health; you'd typically see a psychiatrist for diagnosis or medical treatment, but they rarely provide psychotherapy themselves. It can be useful to see a psychiatrist if you think that you might have a complex or serious problem, but expect to pay about £300 for a consultation.

The gold standard of qualification for a therapist is someone using the title "clinical psychologist", "practitioner psychologist" or the post-nominal letters "D.Clin.Psych". They aren't medical doctors, but they are required to have a similar level of postgraduate training and practical experience.

I can do a post on the various schools of psychotherapy, but it's a massive topic. The most important thing is to find someone you get on with - in the jargon, we'd say "the single biggest predictor of the efficacy of psychotherapy is the strength of the therapeutic alliance". Ring around and have a chat with a few different therapists before booking a session. Don't bother if you think they sound like a dickhead. Don't be afraid to drop out after one session if you think you're not going to be able to work effectively with someone. If you want practical solutions, look for someone who specifically specialises in cognitive behavioural therapy, rather than someone who lists it along with fifteen other kinds of therapy you've never heard of. This is purely my personal opinion, but the term "integrative" usually means "vague and wishy-washy".
>> No. 30443 Anonymous
22nd February 2021
Monday 1:13 pm
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Thanks, until now I only found dickheads, like that guy:


I ditched him immediately, of course.

Until now I assumed that I only found useless dickheads because I was going for cheap, but I am getting the unpleasant idea that psychotherapy is generally a crock of bullshit. I will try to check if I can get something better by paying more, but if I think I will find bullshit again. Any idea on the minimum price to get a therapist with a working brain and human IQ? That's the only parameter I can rely on, I do not possess the skills required to check the value of the shrink's qualifications.

By the way, the dumbass that proposed EFT to me is fully BACP qualified. That qualification is worth very little to me.
>> No. 30444 Anonymous
22nd February 2021
Monday 2:37 pm
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>but I am getting the unpleasant idea that psychotherapy is generally a crock of bullshit.

It's hard to say you're entirely wrong there to be honest lad. It's probably more that it's easy to get away with being a borderline fraudulent con artist masquerading as a professional in this particular field compared to most, though, rather than the whole thing being a lie.

I'm sure you'll find one you get on with eventually, it'll just be a long haul and you might end up paying more than you hoped.


>> No. 67979 Are Moaty
5th February 2021
Friday 7:58 pm
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She's turned the weans against us!
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>> No. 67993 Are Moaty
5th February 2021
Friday 10:56 pm
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Since when was Edinburgh scottish?
>> No. 67994 Are Moaty
5th February 2021
Friday 11:05 pm
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About 1125, I think. Definitely before lunch.
>> No. 68151 Billbob
22nd February 2021
Monday 1:27 pm
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I know 'mon' means man, but I don't think 'och' means anything
>> No. 68152 YubYub
22nd February 2021
Monday 2:03 pm
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lol demestic violence
>> No. 68153 Moralfag
22nd February 2021
Monday 2:07 pm
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39-24 =15


He woz a peado to boot too! he woz!


>> No. 92356 Anonymous
18th February 2021
Thursday 5:50 pm
/pol/92356 Brexshit
If a referendum were called on Britain's membership of the EU, which way would you vote?
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>> No. 92422 Anonymous
20th February 2021
Saturday 10:35 am
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>> No. 92423 Anonymous
20th February 2021
Saturday 10:46 am
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>What's your point?
A mixture of a desire to see if anyone agrees/disagrees with that version of events because I might learn something, suspicion it might be of interest to some, and perhaps a little bit of the view that Britain has been a barrier to a unified Europe more generally.

>The point we are discussing is that there was no elucidation over what Brexit, to the Tories, actually meant
We do however know what it didn't mean: Stay in the EU or de-facto stay in the EU via the EEA. Labour screwed up massively by their pro-remain elements trying to fudge the issue in a way that would get them back into Europe, instead of keeping their 2017 position of negotiating the least bad Brexit possible with no second referendum. Labour's 2019 platform managed to be the opposite of all things to all men: Remainers saw a party prepared to negotiate Brexit, Leavers saw a party trying to claw it away with a second referendum, and the indifferent knew they were split like a fat lad's jeans.

Had pro-EU types been more subtle and competent they could just possibly have nudged us back into the EEA, but they blew it and once everything went up in the air the Tory Brexiteers got a blank cheque.
(Full disclosure: Voted Labour, Remain.)
>> No. 92427 Anonymous
21st February 2021
Sunday 1:55 am
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I voted for brexit when I was in a kind of aburdist-nihilistic phase, so I wanted my news to be more entertaining. Recently, my nan left me a sizeable inheritance and I think it'd be nice to live somewhere sunny and warm, so I would now vote remain.

I remember watching an interview with Jacob Rees-Mogg where he said that Britain would only start feeling the economic benefits from leaving the EU fifty years from now. As a member of the gentry, he's insulated from regular concerns and can obviously think along long-term lines (no shortage of willing suitors to carry forward that noble weak chin), but if I had voted leave for a legitimate reason, I would've been pretty pissed off at only being able to reap the benefits of brexit around the time when I can scarcely remember my own name and might need a diaper.
>> No. 92428 Anonymous
21st February 2021
Sunday 1:19 pm
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You assert that poor people are too stupid to think long-term, while simultaneously proving that.
>> No. 92433 Anonymous
22nd February 2021
Monday 12:07 pm
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Might need a what, definitely-not-a-yanklad?


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