Hail the Tripod

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    Hail the Tripod reacted to ad_ceng in The People's Republic of California   
    While I believe in the death penalty, after all some people just need killing. E.g. treasonous politicians 
    The state, police, courts etc have shown themselves far to corrupt to be able to ensure it is correctly used.
     
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    Hail the Tripod reacted to spygirl in First gender pay gap now class pay gap   
    https://www.fawcettsociety.org.uk/Handlers/Download.ashx?IDMF=a81cc274-47e5-4bc0-856e-dbfc910dbe22
    No break down of individual salaries in their accounts.
    tut tut.
     
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    Hail the Tripod reacted to Bus Stop Boxer in Dr Pimple Popper.   
    Lipoma removal. Gross but fascinating.
    The doc is also really fit.
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    Hail the Tripod reacted to Caravan Monster in First gender pay gap now class pay gap   
    This assumption is still widely believed and is great marketing for independent schools but is largely false. Unfair opportunities children starting out in work come via their parents and their social network. Example being the current Bullingdon boy / Eton toff prime minister, I would be very surprised if his early career opportunities didn't come via his father's contacts. In Boris' case, it was probably a bit of a disadvantage in the Westminster bubble that there were people from Eton who knew him to have been a bit of a wanker as a child. Contrast with people like myself from families of hill folk that were successful in the post war boom and had the money to send the kids  to a fairly reputable public school in the above belief. I can guarantee that none of my generation got jobs through people from school. In fact I can remember one of my cousins as a youngster being very concerned that his workmates from the fabrication shop didn't get to see where his parents house was because they would see him as a 'toff'. Which in a round about way brings us back to the OP about made up identity politics being used as a tool in some industries and parts of the public sector to close off job opportunities and keep the 'right sort' / same type of people within workplaces. This is because people generally tend to self segregate into familiar groups to increase their security and opportunities.
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    Hail the Tripod reacted to Carl Fimble in Shitting Holy Bricks   
    Sounds like a great idea to me, they'd make houses corner, accelerate and brake better. 
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    Hail the Tripod reacted to BoSon in Shitting Holy Bricks   
    Not sure if I should disclose this  ...
     
     
    They're for sliding rebar into to make a faraday cage so you can take off the tinfoil hat while indoors.
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    Hail the Tripod got a reaction from stokiescum in First gender pay gap now class pay gap   
    Not primarily. The focus on grades is a lot more single minded in the state sector.
    Having done a bit in both myself, and having one son in state secondary, and one looking at private for secondary, I have a bit of firsthand knowledge of how they are for the kid, and how they sell themselves to parents. Public schools are far more concerned with character development. That is why there is so much more focus on sport, music, philosophy and service to the community. They tend to sell themselves on what percentage of students went to Oxbridge/other red brick rather than by direct reference to grades.
    Amusingly my son’s primary school consciously apes prep schools, for instance with a house system. But they literally have no idea of its function so it serves no purpose beyond dividing the kids into teams on (the laughable excuse for) sports day.
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    Hail the Tripod reacted to Frank Hovis in Slow Down Cloggy   
    It's all pissing in the wind.
    Oil is magic juice that supercharges the economy for buttons and if we don't burn it then China, Russia, Africa and India will.
    The only end to the wholscale usage of fossil fuels will be when their energy costs of extraction approach their energy value.
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    Hail the Tripod reacted to The XYY Man in Unpopular Opinions / ChangeMyView thread   
    Aye. Whatever Francis.
    History teaches us that no fucker whatsoever takes any notice of history...

     
    XYY
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    Hail the Tripod reacted to ninjaborrower in Musk To Build Batteries In Berlin Because Brexit   
    Isnt musks business model tapping goverments for money so he can make a profit
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    Hail the Tripod reacted to spunko in Derailing threads (again)   
    Right, let's derail this again. Here's a Christmas present on every DOSBODers list.

     
    https://thebouncetees.com/product/epstein-didnt-kill-himself-ugly-christmas-sweater/

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    Hail the Tripod reacted to The XYY Man in Derailing threads (again)   
    All those boring poncy cycling threads need to be dérailleured...
     
    XYY
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    Hail the Tripod reacted to Wight Flight in Derailing threads (again)   
    Excellent. We could call it 'pegging the posts'
     
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    Hail the Tripod reacted to Turned Out Nice Again in DOSBODS romance corner   
    What motivated this thread is that Mr. Cynical has got together with the coolest burd I've ever met who is currently rocking my world - all boxes ticked - smart, sweet-natured, loving, beautiful, sexy and thinks I'm "the bee's" - still can't quite believe it! 
    If I'm dreaming please don't wake me up.
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    Hail the Tripod got a reaction from eight in Grapefruit   
    I’m regretting having that Kumquat now. 
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    Hail the Tripod reacted to Wight Flight in I am a programme director and producer with over 20 years experience in curating, developing, leading, and delivering high profile cultural programmes and festivals.   
    Expert on spunking other people's money on something that nobody said 'we really need that.'  Ever.
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    Hail the Tripod got a reaction from Bus Stop Boxer in Grapefruit   
    I’m regretting having that Kumquat now. 
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    Hail the Tripod reacted to snaga in trans madness   
    A married couple are lying in bed together on the morning of their tenth wedding anniversary when the wife says, "Darling, as this is such a special occasion I think that it is time I made a confession. Before we were married, I was a hooker for eight years."

    The husband ponders for a moment and then looks into his wife's eyes and says "My love, you have been a perfect wife for ten years, I cannot hold your past against you, in fact maybe you could show me a few tricks of the trade and spice up our sex life a bit!"

    She said "I don't think you understand, my name was Brian and I played for Hull Kingston Rovers."
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    Hail the Tripod got a reaction from Bedrag Justesen in Deluded Old Scrapper Birds On Dating Sites   
    Mark Twain died in 1910, while planes were still useless experimental things. The FAA only issued the first license in 1958.
    Not just young guys.
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    Hail the Tripod reacted to Bedrag Justesen in Deluded Old Scrapper Birds On Dating Sites   
    That's because women over 45 are mostly invisible to young guys.
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    Hail the Tripod reacted to spygirl in Deluded Old Scrapper Birds On Dating Sites   
    He looks like val kilmers gay uncle.
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    Hail the Tripod reacted to Melchett in Deluded Old Scrapper Birds On Dating Sites   
    As celebrities are just pushy, lucky people with huge insecurities and egos, I’m afraid to break it to you, but be it Kurt Russel, Val Kilmer, or whoever it is still just some random creepy bloke.
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    Hail the Tripod reacted to Napoleon Dynamite in Deluded Old Scrapper Birds On Dating Sites   
    Val Kilmer
    Recovering from the Big C.
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    Hail the Tripod got a reaction from LC1 in Unpopular Opinions / ChangeMyView thread   
    Most people with BTL investments have made out like bandits.
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    Hail the Tripod reacted to wherebee in Milo - You Can’t Keep A Good Man Down..   
    He's making the mistake of apply shades of grey in a public debate on an issue on which no dissent is allowed.  Factually, he is right, in that some 14 year old girls and boys can have sexual encounters without damaging them in any way.  However, as a society we have applied a rule that is black and white, and for good reason.  A couple of centuries ago, 12 year old queens were expected to produce issue to secure the future of a royal line.  Now, in the the west we have decided it is wrong.
    I don't think he is 'defending paedos'.  I do think he's seeing his experiences as not damaging to him, and then OK, which he might be right in.  
    I'd still lock his older partners up though.