The Idiocrat

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    The Idiocrat reacted to SillyBilly in The cult of corbyn   
    And Mr Tom Cuck Watson thinks it is a great idea to have his job shared out with a female deputy leader. Unions back the initiative. WTF?
    It is for this sort of s**te I couldn't imagine ever voting Labour, even if the Tories monumentally f**ked up the country. To my mind Labour now exists for immigrants, militant feminists, islamists/anti-Zionists and the bourgeoise middle class who have lived sheltered lives. How a working man or woman could ever believe Labour represent them is beyond me.
    And as for the unions, I am not sure what the f**k they even are these days. Working conditions have been decimated since the recession and they seem to spend their days waxing lyrical about BAME issues and other identity crap. Not fit for purpose.
     
     
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    The Idiocrat reacted to spygirl in Another reason that the NHS is fooked   
    What training? Shes sat in room not understanding a single word.
    Could have been a car mechanics course for all she knew.
     
    Bma = DRs union.
    People dont listen to len mcklusky on running comoanies.
    They should not listen to the bma on running a healthcare system.
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    The Idiocrat got a reaction from sleepwello'nights in Deluded Old Scrapper Birds On Dating Sites   
    You're absolutely right. This weekend I have an assignation in a hotel with an ex of mine. Posh burd, has very posh friends in Surrey, all public school, some indeed actually work in classical music (I used to go to the Proms and Glyndebourne with her), and all claim to be very left wing but they're living very privileged lives with utterly ZERO understanding of what it is to be working class, and even less of how the British working class is suffering today. But they all claim to be socialists. They're actually good company (and she's a real looker and a great shag), but they're all quite deluded lefties as you say - I remember one time there was a dinner party conversation about how we need more immigrants in the NHS and I said it was a form of colonial exploitation to take the most valuable resources from a third world country that they can ill afford to lose - the silence was golden.
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    The Idiocrat got a reaction from Hail the Tripod in Zimbabwe   
    I work in a shared workspace  - basically self-employed people. We've had 3 white south Africans separately join recently, all saying it's too dangerous for them and that SA is turning to shit, so they've come over with their families. Frankly, bring it on, these guys are hard working and intelligent, just the sort of immigrants who will add value rather than taking it. 
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    The Idiocrat got a reaction from Hail the Tripod in Zimbabwe   
    I work in a shared workspace  - basically self-employed people. We've had 3 white south Africans separately join recently, all saying it's too dangerous for them and that SA is turning to shit, so they've come over with their families. Frankly, bring it on, these guys are hard working and intelligent, just the sort of immigrants who will add value rather than taking it. 
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    The Idiocrat got a reaction from Errol in The normalisation of female obesity   
    Interesting BBC article, all obese women, no fat blokes, and clearly demonstrates mental illness is a precursor to female obesity:
    Why we're proud of our fat bodies
    Even ccc would struggle with the last one!
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    The Idiocrat reacted to Bkkandrew in The great crash sweepstake   
    As @spygirlsays, this time round it will be nothing really to do with Western banks. It’s all about China.
    The malinvestment by Chinese entities, especially in this part of the world, is breathtaking. Investments with no possible means of economic return, many with aims stated as such, with aims of soft power, influence and control, rather than return, litter the landscape.
    Much of what is being and has been built will literally be torn down in years to come without so much as a soul living or working in them.
    As to the effect of China having to unwind its holdings of US Treasuries and other assets in order to support this collapse, with be something to behold. The effect on spending will be depressing indeed.
    An example, Chinese investment and spending in Cambodia currently represents something like 60% of GDP. Imagine that!
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    The Idiocrat reacted to billfunk in UK state should pay for housing, food, transport and internet   
    I think you are being tongue-in-cheek here however your comment does reflect misconceptions about the CI.
    Many people think it is "free money" and this is terrible because of Protestant ideology and bourgeois priggishness. The main advantage of CI is that the state effectively dispenses of the welfare state (the monetary aspects of it). It enables the state to return to "proper" capitalism whilst maintaining the post war social democratic contract.  
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    The Idiocrat reacted to billfunk in UK state should pay for housing, food, transport and internet   
    Just pay everyone above 16 £100 per week.
    Abolish all unemployment benefits, housing benefits, state pensions, credits and bullshit.
    Tell everyone to fuck off and sort themselves out.
    Productivity will skyrocket within a year. Job done.
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    The Idiocrat reacted to DTMark in Aging and Death - the biggest Red Pills   
    While I'm not religious, there are some odd coincidences in life that make me wonder about things. Sat here in my home office at around 2am, sipping vodka, and listening to music on my phone, the playlist reached this one just as I was reading this thread.
    Released just recently - it's one of the most powerful songs I've ever heard and it has me in floods of tears by the time it reaches the last verse. Every time.
    I've seen my nan (mother's side) die of cancer. I was there for the agonising decline and there to see the final breath. She was such a generous, selfless person.
    I watched my father die of cancer. Decline was rapid. Diagnosis to death was but a few months. Mercifully. Again, I was there for the final breath. I saw the extremities turning blue and then the heart palpitate briefly. Although he'd been dosed with morphine, and interaction had been non-existent for a couple of days, his eyes opened briefly then closed again. Then he was gone.
    I'm physically, psychologically and facially very similar to my father. For a brief moment I felt like I had just watched my own ending. And that continues to haunt me; to prey upon my mind. Like a kind of rehearsal before the event.
    I'll never forget that CT scan which I caught sight of when we were talking to the specialist at the hospital. My father was sat at an angle such that he couldn't see it, but I could. No longer was there one single bright marker. It was everywhere.
    While I don't think about him every day now, I think there's an element of suppression still there which I recognise in the video posted in the OP - he's trying to almost abstract himself from the situation he's having to describe. He has to. In order to push through and to speak. To separate the consciousness from the body. The brain is thinking and working but the vessel which contains and supports it is dying.
    Earlier today I went to see a professional dietician to discuss the ongoing problems I have with a bunch of symptoms that have plagued me for years and actually, came away rather positive. I think we may have nailed that now. The cause and what I need to do in order to mitigate them and potentially resolve them. Albeit, there is no test for this. We can't really look around the intestinal system fully and ascertain what's happening. It's all by observation.
    Driving home, I mused that while we can do some extraordinary things, such as sending probes out into deep space, medical science continues to frustrate - especially with cancer. That we can analyse these problems, we can understand how they manifest but we cannot completely understand the causes and we certainly can't consider ourselves anywhere near curing it seems rather extraordinary. Can't we just solve these things? Are we really saying that we're such intelligent animals that we can do remarkable things, but the grand sum of our knowledge and capability cannot manage it?
    Immunotherapy may well be the answer but it's still in the early phases. But, even so, my father was 76 when he died, and that's the average life expectancy for a man in this country. Even had the cancer not taken him, the body only lives for so long. You do hear stories of people living to over 100 - now and again in Italy, perhaps the diet, but everything dies in the end.
    And having "watched myself die" and had this on my mind I do take comfort that this thread describes this as something of a "midlife" condition. It is only relatively recently, with these events, that the reality that there is an end has really begun to enter my thoughts, and I do hope that I will become more stoical as time goes on.
    It's rare for someone to speak so frankly about their diagnosis and prognosis as in the video in the OP. I don't know him. But, there, just for a moment, the sense of a bond or connection is intense; the sense of anger that none of us can do anything about it, that morality within us that angers us at the injustice that's going on.
    My mother did tell me something I found fascinating - my father once said that he did not believe that he would live past 50. And he did, for another 26 years.
    On the one hand I can see why people - particularly in later years - "find" religion. Probably since it confers the idea that there is more than this. That maybe the end is not the end. And I occasionally wonder whether I should submit to this thinking. That word, submit, is intentional. But then I am what I am. While I'm here.
     
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    The Idiocrat reacted to wherebee in UKIP release interim manifesto   
    No, no it is not.  I can guarantee you that not one penny is paid in inheritance tax by the rich (top 5%).  The wealth is all in Trusts or other structures so no IHT is due.  The IHT shock of the 20's when large stately homes were sold by the gentry are long gone - TPTB worked out how to get around it (and any future changes to it).
     
    IHT is basically a way of fucking over the middle classes who make a bit of money, so that their children can never challenge the rich.  Get rid of it.
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    The Idiocrat reacted to gibbon in I’m back!   
    It's scary how many Doctors lack any sort of logic yet people think "oh they're a Doctor so they must be right"...the appeal to authority logical fallacy.
    Ex of mine is a Doctor, when she's losing an argument with anyone her go to response "well I'm a Doctor". More accurate would of been "I'm a silly cow with a God complex".  Remember me and her were in a museum looking at some statue and we started arguing about what some muscle was and in a strop she turned to some random guy next to us, points to what we were disagreeing on and insists to him that i'm wrong and she's right and for him to agree with her. Bloke looked and said "sorry he's right" to which she replies "WELL I'M A DOCTOR", the guy replies "well i'm a PROFESSOR and you're still wrong"
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    The Idiocrat reacted to lid in Football Focus PC bollocks   
    different shaped ball but same sentiment
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    The Idiocrat reacted to Banned in Football Focus PC bollocks   
    Currently only got BBC1 and have been waiting to watch football focus. Bad enough they have middle class presenters who know sweet FA about football as they clearly never went to games every week from a young age .... But now they have women doing emotive interviews with young footballers.
    Nothing against women i think every man should one, but women having anything to do  with mens football is just a step too far.
    I want people who have played at the top level not some posh bird from Surrey or some woman footballer who genuinely would not be good enough to play for a pub team. 
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    The Idiocrat reacted to GARCH in The normalisation of female obesity   
    Just read this. Absolutely mental.  I’m cool with people being relaxed with themselves and getting on with life in a cheerful fashion, but don’t for a second try and claim you are 1) beautiful, and 2) ‘normal’ (/healthy).
    And yes, that last one is a horror!
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    The Idiocrat reacted to Frank Hovis in The normalisation of female obesity   
    To adapt an old adage about soldiers:
    There are old people.
    And there are fat people.
    But there are no old fat people.
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    The Idiocrat reacted to dgul in The normalisation of female obesity   
    No old fat women.  Funny that.
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    The Idiocrat reacted to Bakez in The normalization of gang rape, film at 11   
    Why are you surprised
    ive lived 4 years in Denmark and saved one girl from rape by Somalians at 4am in the morning where I actually had to fight, seen 30-40 year old Arabs cruising 5 in a car wolf whistling at 15 year olds, and heard the same stories as Rotherham. It’s got a reputation as the only Western Europe nation to have a hardline on immigrants but to be honest I’m sure it’s just like the U.K. 20 years ago where it was all obviously covered up
    It’s a fucked society with a lot of independent SJW women,. But all the ones I have been with seemed to hate Arabs with a passion and want mass deportations of foreigners. But the SJW crowd is strong and also paraded by the So-Called BBC, eg the IVF article today. It is massively progressive
     
    Not sure what the difference is between here and the U.K. since all the females on my side hate immigrants so much that if they see a Greek woman with an English man they actually get angry about it
    eventually there will probably just be two parallel societies in Europe. One white and one immigrant
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    The Idiocrat reacted to PatronizingGit in Uk 9th largest manufacturer in world   
    And yet, by 1997, we briefly, after clawing our way back through the 1990s, had a roughly balanced trade situation.
    When I look back to the 1990s, affordable housing, controlled immigration, real wages actually going up instead of down, I think to labours 'things can only get better' song...Whenever I head that now, it always has a macabre, even sinister undertone to it. 
    Seems the most pressing political issue of the 1990s was 'stop new roads being built'
    Oh, to go back to those days!
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    The Idiocrat reacted to DeepLurker in Why are the So-Called BBC such arseholes?   
    Baby names: Hunter and Aurora join top 100
    A little fluffy piece from the Beeb on the most popular names for babies in 2017. Here's the top 10 for the boys:
     
        Oliver - 6,259     Harry - 5,031     George - 4,929     Noah - 4,273     Jack - 4,190     Jacob - 3,968     Leo - 3,781     Oscar - 3,739     Charlie - 3,724     Muhammad - 3,691 Note: read the article to the end, and they mention that different spellings of a name count as different names. They recognise that if they grouped together the different spellings of Muhammad... it would be the most popular boy's name in the country.
     
    Remember: it's not about the data, it's about how you present it.
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    The Idiocrat reacted to Cunning Plan in Outbreak of commonsense in the Army   
    This is bad news. I was always comforted by the thought that in a bad situation, my son only needed to outrun the women, not the enemy.
     
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    The Idiocrat reacted to Van Lady in Freshers Week and bewildered parents   
    When my daughter left for uni at Edinburgh things were a bit strained between us and contact was minimal at first. She did say thank you though for dropping her off at her digs and lugging her numerous possessions up five flights of stairs.
    I just left her to it saying if you need help or support with anything or just want a chat give me a call. Said I understood that life would be exciting for her so I wouldn’t pester her by phoning but that I would message anything of interest from home. I kept in touch with family meetings, a Facebook page in our dog’s name (for a time I was defriended ) and phone calls she instigated.
    Five years on we have a great relationship, IMO. FaceTime chats and messaging. Interesting chats and outings etc together when we meet. She visited last weekend and we’ve arranged for me and dogs to visit Edinburgh on a day trip as soon as she can fit us in.
    Many people I know contact their adult offspring living away from home at uni everyday. Hopefully that works out for both parents and offspring. If I’d contacted my daughter daily when she left home I doubt our relationship would be so cordial these days.
     
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    The Idiocrat reacted to man o' the year in Freshers Week and bewildered parents   
    Have they got a hall named after them up there now?
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    The Idiocrat got a reaction from Hail the Tripod in Zimbabwe   
    I work in a shared workspace  - basically self-employed people. We've had 3 white south Africans separately join recently, all saying it's too dangerous for them and that SA is turning to shit, so they've come over with their families. Frankly, bring it on, these guys are hard working and intelligent, just the sort of immigrants who will add value rather than taking it. 
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    The Idiocrat reacted to JoeDavola in Jacob doesn't want to be having sex with someone who doesn't want to be having sex."   
    Yeah the standard of journalism is woeful. And the people researching this and writing this are morons.
    But the question is, is this stuff just random fluff or is it picked intentionally to push an ideological message of some sort. I think it is.