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|BLM international protests, genuine question |
at 17:51 6 Jun 2020
Ok maybe let’s narrow it down to the UK. Is this a show in solidarity with those protesting in the United States or is this challenging issues closer to home? Don’t shoot me down but I’m rather curious what has led people to the streets in such numbers during a global pandemic (if anyone knows or what coverage it has been getting). The government has been very under fire in the UK about its handling including the recent easing of restrictions.
In some respects there does seem to be a little vagueness surrounding the movement and objectives so please feel free to enlighten if you know.
If the answer is that the world has had enough of the evil United States and seeing its systemic racism on social media then I would happily debate some of those view points but I am not sure if that is actually the case or not. When you see what’s happening in Hong Kong etc its interesting that this is taking central stage, is it very much a youth movement?
|Interesting weekend here|
at 19:26 31 May 2020
I see a lot of experts in the thread below. Being on the ground in a city that is literally burning I can tell you a lot this stuff has nothing to do with what happened in Minneapolis, unless they are smashing up local businesses and taking iPhones and designer clothes in his memory, which I doubt.
Remember Tottenham and that spread of opportunism?
Now it’s obviously more complicated over here with the history of race relations and oppressions. Systematic racism needs to be tackled by voting especially locally and with better community work. This is outright thuggery though and it’s pretty scary.
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|This Dortmund game |
at 16:09 16 May 2020
Thought I’d give it a look, as some live sport in COVID times. I’m not sure what I was expecting. I thought it would be a bit strange without fans. It’s not that though, it’s the social distracting in a contact sport that is more weird to me. I assume everyone in that stadium has been tested? No touching teams mates in celebrations, subs spread out etc. Weird.
|Good god Piers Morgan is loving this isn’t he!|
at 19:37 2 May 2020
I used to give him the benefit of the doubt on some matters but his narcissistic fake self proclaimed heroism for “calling people out” is doing my head it and really coming to the fore. If 7M people unfollowed him over night that would be the most hilarious thing to come out of this. Same with his mate or ex mate over here as well. Attention seeking deluded idiots.
|So has anyone on here actually had it?|
at 15:35 2 May 2020
I’m pretty sure I did, whatever it was, it was something viral. Main symptom was utter fatigue. I put it down to not enough fresh air and a couple of unhealthy eating days. A few days later I could barely read a sentence, sent a text or finish an email. Everything was a massive chore and even after sleeping 7/8 hours there was no improvement, constantly wiped out for 10+ days. I thought the lockdown was either sending me mad or something was up. Towards the end started getting some aches and chills. Finally shock it off about a week ago. Was odd as not what you would associate with a normal virus as no cold. If it was it, luckily I had no respiratory stuff come with it. All that from just one trip to Whole Foods! I am not one to just get sick either.
Anyway now I’ve had I can surely find back to the office at the earliest opportunity! Jk
at 21:12 26 Mar 2020
In like 18 months when this is all said and done do you think it will be the end of this greeting? Couldn't really imagine walking into a conference/board room doing the elbow thing.
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|Best Simpsons episodes|
at 16:39 25 Mar 2020
Got some bundle yesterday with my Hulu package that included Disney +. It has the Simpsons, all of them
Have not watched that in years, since the Sky 1 days I think, so far found the series with
Bart annoys Australia
Homer goes to College
Give me some other classics, Mr Burns episodes encouraged, was never into the Halloween ones.
Also am I the only once consuming 3500 calories a day through this?
|UK Approach to this crisis|
at 13:07 16 Mar 2020
Seems to be getting a lot of stick (apparently on twitter everyone now has a degree in medicine). However, the idea to not fight and mange this outbreak seems sensible to me and if it get's some kind of immunity into the population all the better for down the track.
It's basically impossible to lock a population down anyway. Interesting to see what happens in South Korea and if they get a second major outbreak it will be trouble
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at 17:16 6 Mar 2020
Is everyone going about business fairly normally still in the UK? Doesn't seem as much chat about it on here.
I feel the impact more than most in my business but it's everyone has gone into full panic mode and business is not operating anywhere near normal. Economically this will be a 9/11 style hit if it lasts until the early summer. I get the feeling no one is really being tested this side either as the gov tries to play it down in an election year.
at 19:34 6 Nov 2019
are some of the most annoying people ever to walk the planet. Especially those who all get the benefits of living in a capitalist society.
Why should people feel guilty for working hard being successful and earning lots of money? Not to mention they pay a lot more in tax. Listening to Corbyn makes me want to throw up.
|Iceland trip update|
at 19:42 30 Jul 2019
It was very good, 5 days camping all round the south and 2 in the city at the end. Hiked the Fimmvorduhals in one day. 16 miles. Incredible hike
600 road and 55 hiking miles, fantastic place once you get out of the touristy bits. Recommended.
|34 years young today|
at 14:17 2 Jul 2019
I remember freaking out on this board about turning 30, that seems like it was yesterday, 4 years in a blink.
If years keep chugging along at an even faster pace then life is basically over now.
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