Austin Allegro

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  1. Austin Allegro

    #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.
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    Deluded Old Scrapper Birds On Dating Sites

    I'm actually still in touch with her. We're members of a professional body and see each other at meetings sometimes. She still looks good but I don't think personality wise we would get on so well now - she's very much a career /business woman type now, much tougher than when I knew her. Oddly enough she has a long term partner who I get on with very well.
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    Deluded Old Scrapper Birds On Dating Sites

    Truth be told I am guilty of that. I had a fantastically attractive and intelligent girlfriend in my early twenties, I even proposed to her but she eventually dumped me. After that I found it difficult to settle for plain but decent women and after a string of attempts at finding a replacement on a similar level, just got very disillusioned with women and dating in general.
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    HURRAH...First Black Miss Universe GB

    They seem to be trying to turn it into a general 'empowerment' wankfest to keep the feminists happy. My guess is in the future most of it will be about careers and volunteering in refugee camps etc with the looks part of it just a sideline, in the same way that any actress nowadays has to be photogenic but has to also make a big deal out of her SJW views and activities.
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    The rise of milk shake & dessert parlours

    I don't know about Belfast but on the mainland some of those Turkish run places are OK, sort of one level up from a greasy spoon/working men's cafe. They're not kebab shops or Turkish themed restaurants, in fact all you can get is British meals, but often they are quite good, my local one does a massive Sunday roast for £6.99 and also the full English breakfast is very good at £4.99 inc tea or coffee.