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    eight got a reaction from JFK in Is the economy finally getting up off its arse?   
    OK, so I have received a new, amended, contract for a reduced number of hours, but am still furloughed for the time being. But it does mean that I remain "employed"" 
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    eight reacted to Conniption in Pandemic coming? - Coronavirus April onwards 2020 (Part 3)   
    We're not. This is how it looks when nations are dismantled.
    What shocks me is the number of people still believing everything they are fed by major media, the number expecting a return to normality if only they never stop jumping through endless lines of burning hoops the government sets alight and the number still operating as if the people who run the world care what we think. The only way they have ever cared about us was how we cast our vote or choose to spend our money.  Since the people who make policy have diluted the vote with a vast influx of unchecked illegal migrants they claim are eligible and since they are hourly destroying the purchasing power of our wealth, they simply have no more need for our good opinion. 
    We are cattle to them—chattel might be more accurate—and there is no way out but through.
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    eight reacted to ad_ceng in Pandemic coming? - Coronavirus April onwards 2020 (Part 3)   
    These policemen need shooting the state is totally over reacting 
    The easiest way to make "good" people do bad things is to tell them it if the good of others
    Just listen it is not acceptable to go to MCd's when did the world turn into this nightmare, how are we going to get out of it 
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    eight got a reaction from JFK in Is the economy finally getting up off its arse?   
    This today from my employer.
    "Also, today is the first day of redundancy outcome meetings. I’m pleased to report that the number of staff likely to leave the business is much lower than first anticipated, and much lower than other comparative businesses, thanks to the efforts of everyone."
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    eight got a reaction from Austin Allegro in Is the economy finally getting up off its arse?   
    British Pastie.
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    eight got a reaction from JFK in COVID-1984: Compulsory Masks In Shops   
    I'm increasingly feeling like the sole aim of Western governments is to get their populations masked, and that the prevalence or otherwise of any virus is almost completely incidental.
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    eight got a reaction from JFK in COVID-1984: Compulsory Masks In Shops   
    That seems to be a site concocted solely to advocate/endorse mask use.
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    eight reacted to Reck B in COVID-1984: Compulsory Masks In Shops   
    I think there have been scientists explaining this stuff. They just don’t get much, or any, airtime in the mainstream media, which is dangerous for obvious reasons.
    without a counter-narrative, a fake consensus is set, poor decisions are made in the back of this false consensus which has to be resulting in actual death or the very least, widespread sub-optimal outcomes.
    I don’t envy a politicians job when battling against the power of the media, although the power is clearly waning and perhaps what we are witnessing is a mortally wounded media beast thrashing around, in a desperate bid for your eyes and minds back to keep it fed and alive.
    if I was in power, I would be making it clear to media owners of significant circulation/viewership, that there will be a massive investigation into their practices and any negligent reporting, omission of facts will result in massive fines and potential manslaughter charges being brought against the media owners and editors and possibly presenters.
    The media need a fucking good kicking where it hurts, imo.
     
    I'd also add this here..
    There is a video on this thread where an american man is getting grief from masked shoppers, despite (or so he says) having a medical exemption. Something he said really leapt out at me (because I have casual interest in hypnosis) he said something along the lines of;
    "...this is a mass hypnotic event..."
    I agree - I think we vastly under-estimate the following things;
    The immense power of your own sub-conscious mind The hypnotic effects of television pictures (the constant cutting between scenes can induce and maintain a hypnotic state leaving it more open to influence) The effectiveness of neuro-linguistic programming, using language patterns and other psychological manipulations. The will of people in power to use #1, #2 and #3 for their own advantage and against yours. TV feels 'old' but is literally 'seconds ago' on the timeline of the development of the human brain.
    Ever notice that first time you've watched TV (especially the 'news') after a long break from it and find yourself thinking "Just what in the fuck is this crap?"
    I can barely stomach any of it any more.
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    eight got a reaction from Syd Germs in Female pop "artist" that's filled the most socks   
    She always reminds me a bit of Jenna Coleman, who is also popular here.
    Loving this floaty dress and boots combo.
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    eight reacted to TheNoSnowMan in Spitting Image...it is back.   
    Haven't seen it. I was more-so implying the shows with names in the titles. The only hour of Russell Howard I would ever watch is his funeral.
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    eight got a reaction from twocents in Eat Out to Help Out scheme   
    It's weird now watching TV made in the normal times. People just going around, freely interacting as they saw fit. It's like a dream from a lost golden age.
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    eight got a reaction from Frank Hovis in Covid-19 car prices   
    Yes, but so long as the punter stumps up £2K deposit or is good for about five payments then any "loss" is purely theoretical. Costs have been covered and anything after that is gravy.
    I've also long believed the suggestion made here that three year old cars are simply taken out of circulation somehow. 
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    eight got a reaction from JoeDavola in Is the economy finally getting up off its arse?   
    Two weeks ago yesterday I was at Scarborough, after which I posted here that if I wasn't dead in a fortnight then the whole thing was provable bollocks. There were literally no concessions to virus transmission being observed there.
    Second wave, possible for sure. But only in line with the usual flu/coronavirus seasonality.
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    eight got a reaction from Frank Hovis in Is the economy finally getting up off its arse?   
    Two weeks ago yesterday I was at Scarborough, after which I posted here that if I wasn't dead in a fortnight then the whole thing was provable bollocks. There were literally no concessions to virus transmission being observed there.
    Second wave, possible for sure. But only in line with the usual flu/coronavirus seasonality.
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    eight got a reaction from Ash4781b in Companies that are buggered thread...   
    This one was better.
     
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    eight reacted to Sasquatch in Eat Out to Help Out scheme   
    Last time I ate a McD burger (or any red meat burger) was in 1984. Still waiting for BSE to kick in. Any day now....
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    eight reacted to JoeDavola in Is the economy finally getting up off its arse?   
    Well exactly.
    Only seems like yesterday we were expecting mass graves to be filled.
    Well we've had protests where lots of people gathered together, and now we have shops and restaurants and cafes with people squeezed together. The bar/nightclub nearest me was open on Saturday night with kids spilling out drunk vomiting all over the shop the usual. No distancing there.
    No massive jump in cases. And I still don't know anyone who knows anyone who got seriously ill from this.
    And if after several more weeks of people back to mixing together as above, there isn't a sudden increase in severe illness/death (don't talk to me about 'cases', that means nothing), who is going to accept locking the entire country down again?
    Well some people will, cause they'll believe anything. But I hope most won't.
    EDIT: I'm adding the caveat of course that people are all careful with hygene, what they touch, use antibacterial gels when entering/leaving premesis which is all sensisible (even without a virus on the loose) and doesn't involve everyone hiding in their houses.
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    eight got a reaction from Frank Hovis in Covid-19 car prices   
    Now extrapolate from that what the manufacturing cost of a new car actually is. £2K?
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    eight reacted to Rave in "That's why I really want to get back to Britain because I know it will be taken care of - health-wise, at least,"   
    No, it's an exact representation of the situation. Begum exists, and she's a scummy human being who nobody wants in their country. If we don't take her back into our country, then she remains in somebody else's being either a menace to them or a pain in the arse, depending on how dangerous you think she actually is. Either way, our refusal to take her back directly harms the interests of another country (or in the case of the Kurds, autonomous region). I know you're remarkably thick mate, but even you can surely see that our gain is someone else's loss. It's a zero sum game.
    Yes we can, because we can look after our own by locking her up in one of our many prisons. We can do that really fucking easily, in fact.
    Bangladesh is not our literal enemy though.
    https://www.gov.uk/world/bangladesh/news
    "We work with Bangladesh as forces for good in the world and for our mutual prosperity and security, and to make Britain the partner of choice for Bangladesh."
    I mean obviously that's a massive lie because we're actively trying to fuck them over, but the UK Government at least claims we are friends.
    You see I always thought that western free market right wing capitalism is all about being self reliant, taking ownership of your own problems and solving them yourself; whereas Marxism is all about offloading your problems onto someone else and expecting them to solve them for you.
    And so on the one hand here's me saying loudly and clearly that we should bring Begum back to the UK and fucking well lock her up; and on the other hand there's you and a bunch of other fucking bedwetters in this thread saying "Noooooo! Don't do that! It's far too dangerous! I need saving from one 20 year old woman with a bin bag over her head! We can't be expected to cope with such a devastating threat! Let the Kurds or Bangladeshis do it instead!!!11"
    I mean frankly mate why not just go right ahead and start a petition to rename the United Kingdom to "Cuckistan", you sniveling pinko pant pisser?
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    eight reacted to ninjaborrower in Explosions at port in Beirut   
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    eight got a reaction from The XYY Man in Is the economy finally getting up off its arse?   
    OK, so I have received a new, amended, contract for a reduced number of hours, but am still furloughed for the time being. But it does mean that I remain "employed"" 
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    eight got a reaction from Frank Hovis in Is the economy finally getting up off its arse?   
    OK, so I have received a new, amended, contract for a reduced number of hours, but am still furloughed for the time being. But it does mean that I remain "employed"" 
  24. Lol
    eight reacted to Wight Flight in The lockdown - no driving   
    Got my Fiat back from the lad yesterday.
    Appears to have nearly 1k more miles on the clock than it did last week.

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    eight got a reaction from Conniption in COVID-1984: Compulsory Masks In Shops   
    The thing is, even if it isn't, it still is.