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by Sandydragon
Sun Jul 12, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Politics and stuff
Topic: Trump
Replies: 6240
Views: 489185

Re: Trump

Which Tyler wrote:Image

Genius.
by Sandydragon
Sun Jul 12, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Politics and stuff
Topic: Trump
Replies: 6240
Views: 489185

Re: Trump

Why do they all have such a hard on for fucking military service? Rigid hierarchy, Unquestioning obedience, My country, right or wrong, Extreme violence, If you thought the first half of Full metal Jacket would make a man of you (or beat some sense into them ), ... that kind of thing. Don’t knock i...
by Sandydragon
Sun Jul 12, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Politics and stuff
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 2402
Views: 88089

Re: COVID19

Depressingly, my LinkedIn feed has a thread about an unnamed source at a major hospital in Surrey who disputes that there has been a pandemic at all. Apparently the source has been quieter than normal. Followed by post after post about how it’s all a conspiracy etc. Equally worrying is that some of ...
by Sandydragon
Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Politics and stuff
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 2402
Views: 88089

Re: COVID19

Of course, its all hypothetical.I think McDonnell would have been effective (FWIW), whilst I disagree with him about most things, I don't regard him as being a foolish man, far from it. Yep. My biggest worry with Corbyn was that he’d hand the reins to McDonnell. Agreed. Although in a crisis where c...
by Sandydragon
Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Politics and stuff
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 2402
Views: 88089

Re: COVID19

This. Despite the politicians wanting to appear in charge and everyone believing the, the truth is that many decision have not been taken by politicians, including some of the bad ones. It looks like SAGE have been advising a course of action which wasn't one we should have followed and whilst I th...
by Sandydragon
Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Politics and stuff
Topic: Kanye it's all going west
Replies: 13
Views: 609

Re: Kanye it's all going west

Can we all just accept that West is pig shit thick and therefore treat his comments in that light? I don't get the argument that an opinion stated by a celebrity is somehow more right than anyone else. It reaches a greater audience but it can still be plain wrong.
by Sandydragon
Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Politics and stuff
Topic: Postmodern Marxism vs Post Capitalism / Jordan Peterson
Replies: 49
Views: 992

Re: Postmodern Marxism vs Post Capitalism / Jordan Peterson

Denying people the opportunity to create wealth is taking away a personal freedom. I believed for many years that communism only did not work because it was married with totalitarianism. But in fact, it cannot work without totalitarianism , as the backbone of communism - and socialism for that matt...
by Sandydragon
Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Politics and stuff
Topic: Postmodern Marxism vs Post Capitalism / Jordan Peterson
Replies: 49
Views: 992

Re: Postmodern Marxism vs Post Capitalism / Jordan Peterson

From Wikipedia: An early distinction between communism and socialism was that the latter aimed to only socialise production while the former aimed to socialise both production and consumption (in the form of free access to final goods). ...although I'm sure there are other definitions. On the basis...
by Sandydragon
Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Politics and stuff
Topic: Postmodern Marxism vs Post Capitalism / Jordan Peterson
Replies: 49
Views: 992

Re: Postmodern Marxism vs Post Capitalism / Jordan Peterson

Decent overview here: https://www.history.com/news/socialism-communism-differences I've heard the claim that Socialism is a path to Communism a few times. Also, I seem to recall that Lenin and other key Communist leaders were very wary of Socialists who might prevent Communism (by diluting the messa...
by Sandydragon
Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Politics and stuff
Topic: Kanye it's all going west
Replies: 13
Views: 609

Re: Kanye it's all going west

It sounds like a lunatic minority fringe. But there are a lot of them who hold this view.

And the nutters who assume that a vaccination will result in the insert of a tracking device.
by Sandydragon
Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Politics and stuff
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 2402
Views: 88089

Re: COVID19

Stom wrote:Starmer would have been perfect for this.

A definite improvement, no arguments there.
by Sandydragon
Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Politics and stuff
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 2402
Views: 88089

Re: COVID19

And yet it could have been worse. I don't for one second think Corbyn and his team would have handled this any better. Here we are taking the piss out of the Americans for their binary choice, but ours wasn't that much different (arguably theirs is a better one). I appreciate this is totally hypoth...
by Sandydragon
Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Politics and stuff
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 2402
Views: 88089

Re: COVID19

On a more positive note, Brazil’s thundercunt of a leader has contracted the pest I was also cheerful about this, until a Brazilian acquaintance noted that it's almost certainly a lie. He's claimed a positive test so that he can shake it off within a week and prove to the Brazilian people that coro...
by Sandydragon
Tue Jul 07, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Politics and stuff
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 2402
Views: 88089

Re: COVID19

it wears me out And yet it could have been worse. I don't for one second think Corbyn and his team would have handled this any better. Here we are taking the piss out of the Americans for their binary choice, but ours wasn't that much different (arguably theirs is a better one). You think Corbyn wo...
by Sandydragon
Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Politics and stuff
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 2402
Views: 88089

Re: COVID19

We voted them in, and they didn't exactly look a competent bunch when we did so. So pretty much we've done it to ourselves And that's what really hurts... it wears me out And yet it could have been worse. I don't for one second think Corbyn and his team would have handled this any better. Here we a...
by Sandydragon
Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Politics and stuff
Topic: Ghislaine Maxwell
Replies: 30
Views: 577

Re: Ghislaine Maxwell

Digby wrote:In fairness it doesn't always look good for Don

Image


The only thing missing from that picture is a small puppy.

Deserves a NSFW rating.
by Sandydragon
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Politics and stuff
Topic: Trump
Replies: 6240
Views: 489185

Re: Trump

On a slightly lighter Trump related note, I had missed this story from a while back where he called WWE to check that Vince McMahon was okay after a big on-air limo explosion. “Back in 2007, WWE ran a storyline that culminated with CEO Vince McMahon being blown up in a limo. You don’t need me to te...
by Sandydragon
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Politics and stuff
Topic: Ghislaine Maxwell
Replies: 30
Views: 577

Re: Ghislaine Maxwell

I’ve certainly heard/seen Clinton and Trump moved in the same circles but not Johnson? I can’t see how she will go down without some big names coming out, but I’d imagine there are a lot of people closer to the organisation side of things than those names you mentioned. It’s so fucking grim thinkin...
by Sandydragon
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Politics and stuff
Topic: Snap General Election called
Replies: 3113
Views: 215307

Re: Snap General Election called

Its only a £5billion pot, it won't go that far.
by Sandydragon
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Politics and stuff
Topic: e-Scooters
Replies: 10
Views: 218

Re: e-Scooters

With the state of roads at the moment, its not something I'd fancy trying.
by Sandydragon
Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Politics and stuff
Topic: Trump
Replies: 6240
Views: 489185

Re: Trump

Unrelated: Puja We get it, Ms Odent and some others believe their violence is the good kind Yeah... violence... against statues. Completely equivalent. Puja How about smashing up someones house because you don't like their viewpoint? She is promoting criminal damage and regardless of whether you ag...
by Sandydragon
Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Politics and stuff
Topic: Anti semitism
Replies: 82
Views: 1557

Re: Anti semitism

Sorry, I'm not completely clear what you said there. Are you saying I have many traits of an antisemite? On 1 & 2 we'll just have to disagree. IIRC you have a legal background (?) so possibly the words we are using have slightly different meanings to each of us. "no I really don't need jus...
by Sandydragon
Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Politics and stuff
Topic: Trump
Replies: 6240
Views: 489185

Re: Trump

Donald Trump’s sexual assault claims, bankruptcies, and history of racism for starters. Checks and balances are broken. If he had tried to portray himself as an honest decent bloke it would have killed him. But he doubled down as a warts and all candidate which has worked in convincing some voters ...
by Sandydragon
Fri Jun 26, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Politics and stuff
Topic: Trump
Replies: 6240
Views: 489185

Re: Trump

Cant get the sound to record, so entire video is a bit pointless. But Pence seems to be captured pretty well as a clapping inflatable doll.
by Sandydragon
Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Politics and stuff
Topic: Anti semitism
Replies: 82
Views: 1557

Re: Anti semitism

Having read the response of the president of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, I now understand a bit more about where the issue is. She's pointed out that there are many tropes about Zionist conspiracies secretly being in charge of everything and puppeteering world events, and linking Floyd's...