Bedrag Justesen

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    Bedrag Justesen got a reaction from Melchett in BLM UK   
    Unbelievable backlash both on social media and in forums.
    Many post deleted and moderator requests not to post about politics, or bring discussions about race into threads. 
    Both the official social media of Mercedes AMG F1 and Lewis have been blitzed with uncomfortable feedback, and have lost hundreds of thousands of followers or whatever.
    Daimler board will not be appreciative of the company's PR effort of going motor racing being polluted with accusations of supporting anti-Semitic Marxist organisations that want to destroy Capitalism, defund the law enforcement, and seek to fight a race war. It's also shone a spotlight on the modern slavery within major sponsor PETRONAS home country in the rubber industry. Even worse, people are now calling for Mercedes to champion human rights issues in Bahrain, Russia, Azerbaijan, and China, including criticising where their team merchandise is sourced from.  
    Much mocking and allegations of hypocrisy. Little things such as Hamilton's helmet having a sponsor logo POLICE Eyewear being changed into DEFUND The POLICE.  
    All so unnecessary.
    In fairness to Mercedes, I can see no slogans of BLM anywhere on their car, or team apparel. Only Lewis has a BLM incorporated onto the top of his helmet.
    Will all the drivers take the knee tomorrow ?
    Will the teams and media join in ?
    It won't surprise me tbh.
    If they do so it will be in support of Lewis.
    There seems to be a defence being mounted against support of BLM.
    The argument is Lewis is in support of the movement, not the organisation. This is an attempt to step back from anything to do with BLM which attracts criticism. I don't believe it's going to wash.
    Whether the F1 circus takes the knee tomorrow or not, I'm feeling this weekend will see the partnership of Lewis with Mercedes begin to fall apart. I'll be surprised if he is driving for them in 2021.    
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    Bedrag Justesen got a reaction from Frank Hovis in BLM UK   
    Joan gets around now too.
    Dawn loves Joan so much not only does she have a painting of her above the lounge fireplace as seen on BBC2 Newsnight, she also has a painting of her in a different room, as seen on BBC2 Politics Live.
    Unless Dawn has just the one painting and moves it around the house so it's always visible during her TV interviews. That would be weird though wouldn't it ? 
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-politics-52996627/slave-trade-statues-debate-butler-afolami-fox
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    Bedrag Justesen got a reaction from Melchett in BLM UK   
    Joan gets around now too.
    Dawn loves Joan so much not only does she have a painting of her above the lounge fireplace as seen on BBC2 Newsnight, she also has a painting of her in a different room, as seen on BBC2 Politics Live.
    Unless Dawn has just the one painting and moves it around the house so it's always visible during her TV interviews. That would be weird though wouldn't it ? 
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-politics-52996627/slave-trade-statues-debate-butler-afolami-fox
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    Bedrag Justesen got a reaction from hapax legomenon in BLM UK   
    Unbelievable backlash both on social media and in forums.
    Many post deleted and moderator requests not to post about politics, or bring discussions about race into threads. 
    Both the official social media of Mercedes AMG F1 and Lewis have been blitzed with uncomfortable feedback, and have lost hundreds of thousands of followers or whatever.
    Daimler board will not be appreciative of the company's PR effort of going motor racing being polluted with accusations of supporting anti-Semitic Marxist organisations that want to destroy Capitalism, defund the law enforcement, and seek to fight a race war. It's also shone a spotlight on the modern slavery within major sponsor PETRONAS home country in the rubber industry. Even worse, people are now calling for Mercedes to champion human rights issues in Bahrain, Russia, Azerbaijan, and China, including criticising where their team merchandise is sourced from.  
    Much mocking and allegations of hypocrisy. Little things such as Hamilton's helmet having a sponsor logo POLICE Eyewear being changed into DEFUND The POLICE.  
    All so unnecessary.
    In fairness to Mercedes, I can see no slogans of BLM anywhere on their car, or team apparel. Only Lewis has a BLM incorporated onto the top of his helmet.
    Will all the drivers take the knee tomorrow ?
    Will the teams and media join in ?
    It won't surprise me tbh.
    If they do so it will be in support of Lewis.
    There seems to be a defence being mounted against support of BLM.
    The argument is Lewis is in support of the movement, not the organisation. This is an attempt to step back from anything to do with BLM which attracts criticism. I don't believe it's going to wash.
    Whether the F1 circus takes the knee tomorrow or not, I'm feeling this weekend will see the partnership of Lewis with Mercedes begin to fall apart. I'll be surprised if he is driving for them in 2021.    
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    Bedrag Justesen reacted to XswampyX in BLM UK   
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    Bedrag Justesen reacted to Popuplights in BLM UK   
    I fucking hope this come to pass. He has shat his own bed big style. 
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    Bedrag Justesen got a reaction from Inigo in BLM UK   
    Joan gets around now too.
    Dawn loves Joan so much not only does she have a painting of her above the lounge fireplace as seen on BBC2 Newsnight, she also has a painting of her in a different room, as seen on BBC2 Politics Live.
    Unless Dawn has just the one painting and moves it around the house so it's always visible during her TV interviews. That would be weird though wouldn't it ? 
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-politics-52996627/slave-trade-statues-debate-butler-afolami-fox
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    Bedrag Justesen got a reaction from Caravan Monster in BLM UK   
    Joan gets around now too.
    Dawn loves Joan so much not only does she have a painting of her above the lounge fireplace as seen on BBC2 Newsnight, she also has a painting of her in a different room, as seen on BBC2 Politics Live.
    Unless Dawn has just the one painting and moves it around the house so it's always visible during her TV interviews. That would be weird though wouldn't it ? 
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-politics-52996627/slave-trade-statues-debate-butler-afolami-fox
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    Bedrag Justesen got a reaction from TheBlueCat in I didn't know where to post it, thread   
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    Bedrag Justesen reacted to The Grey Man in BLM UK   
    Hey.
    Just because Mr H hasn't actually clicked on the formal BLM site dosen't mean he dosen't understand, acknowledge and debate that the movement is Commie. Not the statement BLM, the movement. After all those plackards say it is not a moment...a movement.
    Not that Commie is in itself bad. Not my choice.
    From the guy asking for 40 million from Mercedes for his next contract.
    Give me a break.
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    Bedrag Justesen reacted to twocents in BLM UK   
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    What is happening? 
    If there's something happening in England then give people some facts about what is happening (in England in 2020) rather than apparently wild generalisations and what seem to be inflammatory and divisive soundbite claims. 
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    Bedrag Justesen reacted to Melchett in BLM UK   
    Oh, I think they understand only too well Mr Hamilton. They will have been very well advised by people who have lifted the corner of this little blanket and not liked the festering carbuncle that they found underneath and made a judgement as to which option would attract the worst PR in the long term.
    Unlike you, Mr Hamilton,  dare I suggest?
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1/53294057
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    Bedrag Justesen reacted to The XYY Man in Why are the So-Called BBC such arseholes?   
    Dunno - but it's a canny score in Scrabble...!

     
    XYY
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    Bedrag Justesen reacted to GBDamo in I didn't know where to post it, thread   
    Do you have a leesance for your minky?
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    Bedrag Justesen reacted to Chewing Grass in Woke will Eat Itself   
    The colossal extent of slave labour used by modern-day German blue-chip companies to get rich during the Third Reich has been laid bare by the nation's top business magazine.
    WirtschaftsWoche has published a league table illustrating the Nazi past of top German firms like Bosch, Mercedes, Deutsche Bank, VW and many others, which involved the use of almost 300,000 slaves.
    Daimler, which owns Mercedes, admitted as far back as 1986 that it had employed 40,000 forced labourers under appalling conditions during the war enabling it to reap massive profits.
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2663635/Revealed-How-Nazis-helped-German-companies-Bosch-Mercedes-Deutsche-Bank-VW-VERY-rich-using-slave-labor.html
    Bellon writes: “Leading managers of Daimler-Benz lent valuable assistance to the National Socialists before Hitler became Chancellor in 1933.” Daimler-Benz took out large advertisements in the Nazi newspaper Volkischer Beobachter known for its anti-Semitic propaganda. Once Hitler gained power, Daimler-Benz provided cars to party officials. Hitler typically rode in Mercedes vehicles and was a close friend with Jakob Werlin, associate director of Daimler-Benz. Hitler also owned a portfolio of Daimler-Benz stock administered by Werlin.
    When the Nazis came to power they effectively destroyed the unions across Germany. They established a work force based on fear and intimidation that helped Daimler-Benz reduce labor costs and increase profit. In return, Daimler-Benz became the top armaments producer for the Nazis. Daimler-Benz built airplane motors, armored tanks, large trucks and gun barrels for the Mauser rifle. They also built a large section of a V-2 rocket.
    Starting in 1941, Daimler-Benz began using Soviet and French POWs as forced labor. Those who refused to work were sent to concentration camps. By 1943, Daimler-Benz used thousands of Jewish concentration camp worker-slaves to build the weapons of the Nazi war machine. The prisoners “toiled eighteen hours a day, cowering under the lash, sleeping six to a dog kennel eight feet square, starving or freezing to death at the whim of their guards.”
    In the final weeks of the war when it was clear that Germany would lose, Daimler-Benz shipped prisoners back to concentration camps where they’d be gassed. One group of female inmates at the Sachsenhausen camp survived when the camp’s gas chambers failed to function.
    In Neil Gregor’s book Daimler-Benz in the Third Reich, he writes, “Insofar as industrialists and managers did drift into barbarism, they did so because they broadly accepted National Socialist ideology and allowed it to permeate the culture of the company… the company was able to survive in a relatively healthy position to the end of the war… at the expense of the lives of thousands of victims of forced labor.”
    It can be argued that all German corporations were forced to cooperate with the ruling Nazi party in order to survive. But it must be noted that the Nazis never forced Daimler-Benz to use slave labor. Daimler-Benz voluntarily committed to this path as “good business practice.”
    https://www.splicetoday.com/consume/mercedes-and-the-third-reich
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    Bedrag Justesen reacted to Alonso Quijano in I didn't know where to post it, thread   
    Did you say munkey?

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