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    Poll: China is a superpower because economically it has...

    China is a superpower because economically it has successfully crippled its opposition, destroying industry in Europe and America (with help from Thatcher in the UK - can't necessarily speak for the...
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    To be fair, he's not had time to do anything...

    To be fair, he's not had time to do anything quite that bad yet, but give him time...
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    Teresa May has really proven to be utterly hopeless. She's picked the wrong people in the wrong jobs (Liz Truss and her drones scaring dogs ffs) and just doesn't seem to have much of a clue.
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    The irony of this thread, here in the most...

    The irony of this thread, here in the most cavernous echoing chamber.. chamber.. chamber.. is delicious.
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    Right. So nobody here has subtly implied that...

    Right. So nobody here has subtly implied that they think I'm a racist. Good to know.

    Interesting that nobody has addressed any of my points. Is nobody going to rebut my point that victim labels...
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    I see that once again the approach is to attack...

    I see that once again the approach is to attack the person rather than debate the point. I'm disappointed by that, but not enormously surprised. @Helio - please, tell me how victim labels empower the...
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    Nope, it's just simply that the whole victim...

    Nope, it's just simply that the whole victim identity thing is divisive and disempowering for those treated as victims. I care about people. I don't give a shit what colour/gender/religion/sexuality...
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    You know white males don't always do so well...

    You know white males don't always do so well don't you? I mean the social class you're born into has a much bigger impact on your life chances than any of that other stuff. This is the problem with...
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    Matt's right. Don't forget that at all levels,...

    Matt's right. Don't forget that at all levels, concepts of right and wrong are enforced by the person with the biggest stick (a lesson forgotten in Europe, much to their cost re Ukraine and Russia),...
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    Must be nice up there, being above such petty...

    Must be nice up there, being above such petty things ;)
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    The thing is, in post-war history, typically...

    The thing is, in post-war history, typically there's been a decent number of places in the world where things weren't too shitty. Europe was generally a fairly sane place, not too much terrorism, far...
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    Weed does make a right mess of people's heads....

    Weed does make a right mess of people's heads. All my old pot-head mates from back in the day are pretty nuts now, hell I know about half the former inmates of my local mental health hospital.
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    Just a quick thought on the immigration thing...

    Just a quick thought on the immigration thing (and this is literally the only place I've been able to find anything close to a grown up conversation about it so well done there chaps, even if I don't...
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    Hmm just read back my posts. Apologies, I suspect...

    Hmm just read back my posts. Apologies, I suspect I may have been a humourless twat. Anyway, the important bit, as Tevildo notes, is to congratulate Xercies on the job.
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    Yeah tbh it's the comparison with a blood-sucking...

    Yeah tbh it's the comparison with a blood-sucking parasite that most bothered me. I am a stubborn bastard though, you're correct on that point.
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    @Tevildo I suspect this may be similar to my...

    @Tevildo I suspect this may be similar to my complete inability to determine whether Brummies are being sarcastic or not. Not saying you're a Brummie, just a similar blind spot.
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    Good to hear. Good luck with the job, hope it...

    Good to hear. Good luck with the job, hope it goes well. Btw never judge a place by how it looks, sometimes a crappy looking office and general appearance of being a bit run down hides a really fun...
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    I'm pretty sure I violated that pretty heavily....

    I'm pretty sure I violated that pretty heavily. It worked. Ultimately, as per the next quote, I made myself interminably annoying and in the end they were sufficiently annoyed to want me out. I was...
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    Re the house situation, I was in a similar...

    Re the house situation, I was in a similar predicament many years ago. I took a less-than-adult but highly successful approach. The recipe is thus:

    1 hi-fi with big speakers and a timer function....
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    Sticky: Seeing all this talk of very dark animal-based...

    Seeing all this talk of very dark animal-based tales, I'll point you guys to a book on that theme that you may not be aware of. It's very funny, it's very dark, it's not on any kind of sale so yeah I...
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    This was the first thing I played on Amazon music...

    This was the first thing I played on Amazon music player when I heard the result. The second was "Cunts are still running the world" by Jarvis Cocker and the third, predictably, was It's The End Of...
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    Maybe it's the ambiguous use of the word "you" in...

    Maybe it's the ambiguous use of the word "you" in English, but "If you really think an article like that is enough to make you vote someone who thinks electrocuting gay people is a good idea into...
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    I think you're confusing me with someone who...

    I think you're confusing me with someone who would vote Trump and thinks that the things he wants are a great idea. I would suggest that characterising anyone who brings up a problem with those who...
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    https://bullshit.ist/on-woke-white-people-advertis...

    https://bullshit.ist/on-woke-white-people-advertising-their-shock-that-racism-just-won-a-presidency-68286682047d#.v6c9alcic This came up in my inbox from Medium. I can honestly say this is a perfect...
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    I wouldn't say it came across that way to me, but...

    I wouldn't say it came across that way to me, but then I'm sure we all see things differently (one thing that the last year has definitely taught all of us). For me, it seems sensible to do it that...
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