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This is a V good article, shocking though.

https://www.theguardian.com/inequality/ ... d-marriage


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Shocking and disgusting. Thanks for posting the link.


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Organised religion does its bit for humanity. Again. :thumbdown:


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Bored friend Afua Hirsch is at it again: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... omen-metoo

She's wondering why not all prominent women always toe the same line when it comes to feminist issues. Well perhaps that because women, like men, are all individuals with their own circumstances and beliefs.


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This is a V good article, shocking though.

https://www.theguardian.com/inequality/ ... d-marriage


I worked in the US and worked with many Americans around the world. Lovely people, lovely country, but every now and again you'd get a 'wtf' moment when you discovered something such as this that has no place in a modern country. Most countries have something that others find strange, our US friends seem to have more, and many are not just strange but downright inexplicable.


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Boobs not Moobs wrote:
This is a V good article, shocking though.

https://www.theguardian.com/inequality/ ... d-marriage


Well that is genuinely terrifying.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:23 am 
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Bored friend Afua Hirsch is at it again: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... omen-metoo

She's wondering why not all prominent women always toe the same line when it comes to feminist issues. Well perhaps that because women, like men, are all individuals with their own circumstances and beliefs.

My wife and several of our friends are highly successful women. On the one hand, they agree that they put up with things 30 years ago that should never have happened and would be unacceptable now. On the other hand they wonder, as one of them memorably put it, why women seem to have lost the ability to tell creeps to f**k off.

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I know from our nieces and some of my sons' friends this is not the case. It is just that in some of the cases getting publicity that is the impression given.


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Why Elon Musk’s SpaceX launch is utterly depressing

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:12 pm 
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This makes me irrationally angry. I hope he doesn't believe this and it's clickbait but somehow I think he actually believes this.


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Nathan J. Robinson is the curious fellow who wrote the recent take-down of Ben Shapiro that so enraptured many of the easily impressed on here:

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I get the feeling he sees himself in a sort of Buckley / Vidal battle for the future with Shapiro, or something. It's an odd inversion of roles though: a dandified high-WASP figure of the left, against a metro-Jew of the right.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:18 pm 
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Why Elon Musk’s SpaceX launch is utterly depressing

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... depressing

This makes me irrationally angry. I hope he doesn't believe this and it's clickbait but somehow I think he actually believes this.


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But Musk is only rich enough to afford these indulgent pet projects because we have allowed gross social inequalities to arise in the first place. If wealth were actually distributed fairly in this country, nobody would be in a position to fund his own private space program.


A clarion call for Communism.


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Slightly off topic but why don't people who believe that ever give away most of their own money instead of proposing a system where other people's equity is distributed by force?


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:26 pm 
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Andalu wrote:
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Why Elon Musk’s SpaceX launch is utterly depressing

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... depressing

This makes me irrationally angry. I hope he doesn't believe this and it's clickbait but somehow I think he actually believes this.


And he's getting a thumping


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Seneca of the Night wrote:
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Why Elon Musk’s SpaceX launch is utterly depressing

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... depressing


Nathan J. Robinson is the curious fellow who wrote the recent take-down of Ben Shapiro that so enraptured many of the easily impressed on here:

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I get the feeling he sees himself in a sort of Buckley / Vidal battle for the future with Shapiro, or something. It's an odd inversion of roles though: a dandified high-WASP figure of the left, against a metro-Jew of the right.


Well he's being thoroughly fisted in the comments.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:37 pm 
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Why Elon Musk’s SpaceX launch is utterly depressing

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... depressing


Welp, that article is going to take some beating to not win the "Most fatuous piece of writing" of 2018.

fudge that attitude. fudge it right in the face. With a cactus.

Oh noes. Yes people are dying, people are being persecuted, people are not all living in Chocolate-Rainbow-Bunnyland being snuggled in Candyfloss by puppies, but where the hell do you get off bemoaning some of the coolest scientific advancements of recent years? Why the hell should this kind of pioneering endeavour be put on hold because the rest of the World isn't perfect just yet?

If you're going to beat your readers over the head with your smug, grief-whoring principles ("Oh no, I couldn't possibly supersize that meal, not while there are starving kiddies in Outer Mongolia who have never even tried a Big Mac"), then fudge off and use that extremely blunt cudgel of self-satisfaction (anything's a dildo if you're brave enough) on some equally fatuous twunt who is spending all their cash on utterly frivolous bollocks. I can point you in the direction of the Kardashians, The Mexicans who are about to pay for a wall, or ANYONE who ever bought anything that Gwyneth Paltrow is hawking, ever. Have a go at those pricks in the name of poor starving Syrians if that's how you get your vicarious self righteousness on, be my goddam guest.

But when you're going to aim that snide, more-angsty-than-though bollocks at someone actually doing a helluva lot more for the betterment of humankind (Thx Trudeau, I got it) than many countries - developing Tesla vehicles for example, and actually criticize him for continuing to elevate us closer to the stars (literally), because you think he somehow isn't doing enough already to help his fellow man... person... whatever... then you aren't doing this for some noble priciple, you aren't doing it because you actually care about the poor starving kiddies, you're doing it because you want the world to sit up and take notice of just how f**king caring you are. You're doing it because you want to be the centre of goddam attention any time their plight is brought up, as you cared about them before it was cool. How much did you earn for that shitheaded article? How much of that did you use to go buy Quinoa for the starving kiddies of Syria?

If I was going to give a more reasoned, respectful response to this article of vacuousness, I'd point out just how much more affordable he is making space flight, that the money saved by one of his flights compared to governmental ones could buy rather a lot of Edamame Salads with couscous for the poor starving kiddies of Syria, but I'd then be drawn into to having to explain why throwing money at spaceflight sin't entirely a waste of money in itself, and that many scientific advancements that continue to benefit us all, including medicine that may go to poor starving kiddies in Syria, and that's just too much effort.

In conclusion, I'd like to say to the author of that article that I hate them so very, very much.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:51 pm 
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Turbogoat wrote:
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Why Elon Musk’s SpaceX launch is utterly depressing

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... depressing


Welp, that article is going to take some beating to not win the "Most fatuous piece of writing" of 2018.

fudge that attitude. fudge it right in the face. With a cactus.

Oh noes. Yes people are dying, people are being persecuted, people are not all living in Chocolate-Rainbow-Bunnyland being snuggled in Candyfloss by puppies, but where the hell do you get off bemoaning some of the coolest scientific advancements of recent years? Why the hell should this kind of pioneering endeavour be put on hold because the rest of the World isn't perfect just yet?

If you're going to beat your readers over the head with your smug, grief-whoring principles ("Oh no, I couldn't possibly supersize that meal, not while there are starving kiddies in Outer Mongolia who have never even tried a Big Mac"), then fudge off and use that extremely blunt cudgel of self-satisfaction (anything's a dildo if you're brave enough) on some equally fatuous twunt who is spending all their cash on utterly frivolous bollocks. I can point you in the direction of the Kardashians, The Mexicans who are about to pay for a wall, or ANYONE who ever bought anything that Gwyneth Paltrow is hawking, ever. Have a go at those pricks in the name of poor starving Syrians if that's how you get your vicarious self righteousness on, be my goddam guest.

But when you're going to aim that snide, more-angsty-than-though bollocks at someone actually doing a helluva lot more for the betterment of humankind (Thx Trudeau, I got it) than many countries - developing Tesla vehicles for example, and actually criticize him for continuing to elevate us closer to the stars (literally), because you think he somehow isn't doing enough already to help his fellow man... person... whatever... then you aren't doing this for some noble priciple, you aren't doing it because you actually care about the poor starving kiddies, you're doing it because you want the world to sit up and take notice of just how f**king caring you are. You're doing it because you want to be the centre of goddam attention any time their plight is brought up, as you cared about them before it was cool. How much did you earn for that shitheaded article? How much of that did you use to go buy Quinoa for the starving kiddies of Syria?

If I was going to give a more reasoned, respectful response to this article of vacuousness, I'd point out just how much more affordable he is making space flight, that the money saved by one of his flights compared to governmental ones could buy rather a lot of Edamame Salads with couscous for the poor starving kiddies of Syria, but I'd then be drawn into to having to explain why throwing money at spaceflight sin't entirely a waste of money in itself, and that many scientific advancements that continue to benefit us all, including medicine that may go to poor starving kiddies in Syria, and that's just too much effort.

In conclusion, I'd like to say to the author of that article that I hate them so very, very much.

I agree.


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Musk is a wanker to be fair.


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Seneca of the Night wrote:
Boobs not Moobs wrote:
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Why Elon Musk’s SpaceX launch is utterly depressing

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... depressing


Nathan J. Robinson is the curious fellow who wrote the recent take-down of Ben Shapiro that so enraptured many of the easily impressed on here:

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I get the feeling he sees himself in a sort of Buckley / Vidal battle for the future with Shapiro, or something. It's an odd inversion of roles though: a dandified high-WASP figure of the left, against a metro-Jew of the right.


At least the Robinson piece had some thought and research in it to counter Shapiro's positions


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Is this that thing called ‘virtue signalling’?


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This is a V good article, shocking though.

https://www.theguardian.com/inequality/ ... d-marriage


WTF?!

The more I learn about the US the more crazy it is that they invade half the planet moralising countries as the ‘world police’.


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Why Elon Musk’s SpaceX launch is utterly depressing

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Is this that thing called ‘virtue signalling’?


No it's a daft twat who confuses contrariness with intellectual independent thinking


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Boobs not Moobs wrote:
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Why Elon Musk’s SpaceX launch is utterly depressing

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... depressing


Is this that thing called ‘virtue signalling’?


No it's a daft twat who confuses contrariness with intellectual independent thinking


I can run with that, thanks :thumbup:


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Plato'sCave wrote:
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Why Elon Musk’s SpaceX launch is utterly depressing

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... depressing


Is this that thing called ‘virtue signalling’?


No it's a daft twat who confuses contrariness with intellectual independent thinking


I can run with that, thanks :thumbup:


I even went gender neutral it's instead of he's.


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https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... -111946249

All comments seem to have gone. All 2239 of them


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I have no opinion on Rees-Mogg other than he needs to wear a bowler hat at all times when he is outside.


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Its odd that he uses malaria as an example of an issue that should be tackled instead, when malaria rates have fallen massively over the last decade or so. I remember it was a child in Africa dying every 30 seconds of malaria when I lived there, not every two minutes. Its great to see stats like this :thumbup:

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Boobs not Moobs wrote:
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Boobs not Moobs wrote:
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Why Elon Musk’s SpaceX launch is utterly depressing

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... depressing


Is this that thing called ‘virtue signalling’?


No it's a daft twat who confuses contrariness with intellectual independent thinking


I can run with that, thanks :thumbup:


I even went gender neutral it's instead of he's.

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The Guardians capacity for po faced contrarianism and utter self loathing is a sight to behold sometimes.


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A kid's film makes some comedy out of allergies. IT IS NOW ALLEGRGY BULLYING AND THE SCENE SHOULD BE RE-EDITED!

https://www.theguardian.com/society/sho ... ood-enough


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A kid's film makes some comedy out of allergies. IT IS NOW ALLEGRGY BULLYING AND THE SCENE SHOULD BE RE-EDITED!

https://www.theguardian.com/society/sho ... ood-enough

Pathetic


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I personally blame Elsa for all the snowflakes.


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I personally blame Elsa for all the snowflakes.

let it go...


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I personally blame Elsa for all the snowflakes.

let it go...


:lol: top work lads.


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finally the correct approach to the oxfam scandal, it's all about colonialism and the white saviour complex of humanitarians

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... olonialism


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finally the correct approach to the oxfam scandal, it's all about colonialism and the white saviour complex of humanitarians

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... olonialism


Good old Afua, the most oppressed middle class person in the history of humanity.


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Brazil wrote:
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finally the correct approach to the oxfam scandal, it's all about colonialism and the white saviour complex of humanitarians

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... olonialism


Good old Afua, the most oppressed middle class person in the history of humanity.



It's interesting that in the comments section that even commentators that are usually hard left or firmly liberal Guardian regulars are ripping her apart on this.


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Brazil wrote:
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finally the correct approach to the oxfam scandal, it's all about colonialism and the white saviour complex of humanitarians

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... olonialism


Good old Afua, the most oppressed middle class person in the history of humanity.


We might have reached peak afua. There are some very serious issues with that woman and I'm not sure how long even the guardian and BBC are going to put up with her.


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Brazil wrote:
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finally the correct approach to the oxfam scandal, it's all about colonialism and the white saviour complex of humanitarians

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... olonialism


Good old Afua, the most oppressed middle class person in the history of humanity.



It's interesting that in the comments section that even commentators that are usually hard left or firmly liberal Guardian regulars are ripping her apart on this.


Absolutely killed her in the comments. The Guardian did not leave that open to comments for long.

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Aid agencies have blatantly held themselves up as white saviours in the way they operate.


Perhaps they should no longer bother. Perhaps that is what Hirsch actually wants.


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Hirsch is such a lazy writer, she failed to spot that the link for the UN dog-sex issue went here

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/ ... public-car

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The UN has widened its investigation into allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse by foreign peacekeepers in Central African Republic and has notified authorities in France, Gabon and Burundi about the charges.

A spokesman, Stéphane Dujarric, said the world body had received further sexual abuse allegations on Monday against UN peacekeepers from Morocco and Burundi in Central African Republic (CAR), including one that involved a 14-year-old girl.


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The reactionary snowflake thread, where balding, obese, miiddleaged men who look like ham salivate at the opportunity to have a go at left-leaning female journalists.


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