Austin Allegro

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  1. Austin Allegro

    Trump's progress

    It's got a lot of mileage I think because a. there's a possibility that Saudi or other Islamic money is being used to further anti-Russian propaganda in the MSM and b. the SJWs are terrified of Russia because it's white, Christian, patriotic and non-SJW. (I realise the human rights record is not ideal in Russia, but I think its preferable to that of a lot of other countries that are supposed to be our 'friends').
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    Why are the So-Called BBC such arseholes?

    Two, if you include the gays.
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    #WalkAway

    Perhaps you are right, but those values are no longer part of the ruling establishment or of what might be called the middle class, unlike in America, where it still seems possible for, say, a state school teacher or civil servant to have a sense of national pride.
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    #WalkAway

    A similar movement could not really happen in the UK because we do not have any more the underlying sense of patriotism and national self pride. A lot of the Walk Away members seem to have got disillusioned with the national self-hatred and lack of respect for American culture and common-law rights that the anti-Trumpers have been displaying. That couldn't happen here because such values are long gone.
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    #WalkAway

    This is really interesting, thanks for posting. Mr Adams is right on the nail with his observation that the anti-Trumpers are full of imaginary fears which are driving them half-mad. They are living illustrations of the old saying 'My life has been full of worries, mostly about things that never happened'.
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    Climate change...

    You'll be asking for Spangles next.
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    Why are the So-Called BBC such arseholes?

    Hate is an emotion, so if we are going to make that a crime, why stop there? We could also have Envy Crime, Fear Crime, Over-Excitement Crime and so on.
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    Students Unions.. Why?

    There is more talent in Kipling's little finger than in the combined brains of every tin pot NUS hack in the country. They don't seem to grasp that this poem is ANTI imperialistic.
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    Off work with stress?

    What happened to Myalgic Encepalophathy (ME)? That was quite a fashionable disease for going 'on the sick' with about 25 years ago.
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    Off work with stress?

    That's pretty much modern corporate work in a nutshell! I think the Early Retirement Extreme crowd have the right idea. Get your head down and do hard graft in your twenties and early thirties while you have your health, and live frugally. Then pull the plug and start your own small business doing something you enjoy.
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    Off work with stress?

    Agreed. I can understand it happening as an acute occurrence, but some people seem to be off with 'stress' regularly, like a cold or something. If it's happening regularly, it's probably a sign that you're in the wrong job and worse, that you have become so focused on the job that you can't see that it's the wrong one for you. It happened to me. I didn't take time off for stress, but I could see that if things continued the way they were, I was going to make myself ill; attempts to change things with management did not work so I changed jobs.
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    Climate change...

    Oh dear. What a shame. Never mind. I just wish they'd make their minds up. In the 60s and 70s they thought we were all going to freeze to death in Global Cooling. Seems to be a lot more insects round my way this summer as well. Probably because they're not being drowned by constant deluges of rain every other day.
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    Students Unions.. Why?

    I've always assumed the NUS existed because of the romantic socialist delusion, dating I think from the European revolutions of 1848, that students are somehow 'workers' and do not belong to the middle class. I suspect this is what appeals to the hard core of lefties that actually run the organisation. The majority of student members I think are probably only interested in the cheap beer etc. Is it still a closed shop? When I was an undergraduate in the 90s one had to join whether one wanted to or not.
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    Jordan Peterson

    Tolle makes me think of a James Bond villain who has had a change of heart and decided to work for good instead of evil. (I mean in a real way, not faking it like Blofeld did in For Your Eyes Only just before Roger Moore tipped his wheelchair down that chimney stack).
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    The rise of milk shake & dessert parlours

    Patrie Archie comics on Facebook has a rather funny cartoon about a bearded soy-boy in prison. A large black inmate wants him to open his mouth so that he can do something to him (you can probably guess what) but the soy-boy refuses. The black convict then whips out the latest Nintendo and the soy-boy instinctively does the cuck-face.