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  1. Agree
    The Generation Game got a reaction from JFK in The economy is totally and utterly fucked   
    It's enough to have made me consciously reverse my decision to return to the UK this year. 
    On top of all the mass unemployment that is about to befall us, there is the double whammy of:
    1. Millions of extra unemployed not paying taxes. This also means millions of extra DSS payments that need to be accounted for. 
    2. Extra Tax take to cover the millions of furlough payments that have occurred and the millions of extra DSS that will need to be paid. 
    Those who are lucky enough to still have employment will find they have less disposable income for the foreseeable. 
  2. Cheers
    The Generation Game reacted to The Masked Tulip in Escape from LA   
    It will be back once the pandemic and BLM are exhausted news stories.
  3. Agree
    The Generation Game got a reaction from One percent in Escape from LA   
    FTFY. 
  4. Informative
    The Generation Game got a reaction from Shamone in The economy is totally and utterly fucked   
    It's enough to have made me consciously reverse my decision to return to the UK this year. 
    On top of all the mass unemployment that is about to befall us, there is the double whammy of:
    1. Millions of extra unemployed not paying taxes. This also means millions of extra DSS payments that need to be accounted for. 
    2. Extra Tax take to cover the millions of furlough payments that have occurred and the millions of extra DSS that will need to be paid. 
    Those who are lucky enough to still have employment will find they have less disposable income for the foreseeable. 
  5. Agree
    The Generation Game got a reaction from reformed nice guy in The economy is totally and utterly fucked   
    It's enough to have made me consciously reverse my decision to return to the UK this year. 
    On top of all the mass unemployment that is about to befall us, there is the double whammy of:
    1. Millions of extra unemployed not paying taxes. This also means millions of extra DSS payments that need to be accounted for. 
    2. Extra Tax take to cover the millions of furlough payments that have occurred and the millions of extra DSS that will need to be paid. 
    Those who are lucky enough to still have employment will find they have less disposable income for the foreseeable. 
  6. Agree
    The Generation Game got a reaction from JoeDavola in The economy is totally and utterly fucked   
    It's enough to have made me consciously reverse my decision to return to the UK this year. 
    On top of all the mass unemployment that is about to befall us, there is the double whammy of:
    1. Millions of extra unemployed not paying taxes. This also means millions of extra DSS payments that need to be accounted for. 
    2. Extra Tax take to cover the millions of furlough payments that have occurred and the millions of extra DSS that will need to be paid. 
    Those who are lucky enough to still have employment will find they have less disposable income for the foreseeable. 
  7. Agree
    The Generation Game got a reaction from ccc in The economy is totally and utterly fucked   
    It's enough to have made me consciously reverse my decision to return to the UK this year. 
    On top of all the mass unemployment that is about to befall us, there is the double whammy of:
    1. Millions of extra unemployed not paying taxes. This also means millions of extra DSS payments that need to be accounted for. 
    2. Extra Tax take to cover the millions of furlough payments that have occurred and the millions of extra DSS that will need to be paid. 
    Those who are lucky enough to still have employment will find they have less disposable income for the foreseeable. 
  8. Agree
    The Generation Game reacted to eight in The economy is totally and utterly fucked   
    Because what is condescendingly being dismissed as "froth" from certain quarters is actually about 50% of the economy.
  9. Agree
    The Generation Game reacted to eta-carinae in F1 Hamilton, jumped up little pr**k   
    What exactly does "take the knee" signify?
    I can't get Game of Thrones out of my head...
  10. Agree
    The Generation Game got a reaction from mooncat69 in F1 Hamilton, jumped up little pr**k   
    Except in Leicester, where it incorporates everybody. 
  11. Agree
    The Generation Game got a reaction from The Grey Man in F1 Hamilton, jumped up little pr**k   
    Except in Leicester, where it incorporates everybody. 
  12. Informative
    The Generation Game reacted to The Masked Tulip in Escape from LA   
    Thanks. I will have a look later. Geesh, that person with the tattoo to make it look like having no nose. What is going through the mind of someone wanting to present that as themselves to the world?
    Edit:
    On second thoughts - having just scrolled down through the titles of the videos at that link - I will not watch someone who titles many of their videos with the N word to describe black people or the K word to describe Jewish people. Or who makes a video cutting in that South American laughing guy as if he is laughing at Jewish people in the Holocaust. Or videos of swastikas and describing them as windmills of friendship.
    @Carl Fimble - you and I are on completely different planets if you think I am interested in any of that stuff. I find them abhorrent.
     
  13. Cheers
    The Generation Game reacted to Boglet in Escape from LA   
    @The Masked Tulip I appreciate your efforts in collating the juiciest info and videos from across Twitter in this thread. Thanks.
    I don't use Twitter and don't really know where else i'd find any of this.
  14. Agree
    The Generation Game reacted to haroldshand in F1 Hamilton, jumped up little pr**k   
    One of my greatest sporting hero's was Daley Thompson who never as far as I know whittled on about race issues once, though I am sure he had them. But Daley Thompson in as far as the way it has moulded me in knowing the complete stupidity in hating someone for being a different skin colour has done it by just being Daley Thompson the person,  and there are others, my old big mean MF black platoon Sergeant who was also the kindest man I ever met who used to force us with bodly harm if we never had a written letter to be posted to our  Mums on a Monday morning ready.
    The likes of Hamilton, drug dealer AJ and Dianna Abbott is that they are doing far more damage than good.
  15. Informative
    The Generation Game reacted to Fully Detached in F1 Hamilton, jumped up little pr**k   
    "Lack of understanding" - in other words, refusal to submit to my perception and my point of view, which must be right for no other reason than because I am black. I see the same with gay people I know - they believe heterosexual people's opinions are enirely worthless because we "don't understand".
    Regarding Lewis, I'm going to say he lives in a social media bubble and is entirely caught up in the virtue signalling. I have no doubt he thinks it's a massive issue because his fans on Twitter are telling him so.
    With regard to F1, the cringefest that happened yesterday makes me very happy I cancelled my Sky subscription so I can choose which races to watch and which to ignore. In short, I was treated to a 30 minute lecture on diversity before qualifying yesterday, before we moved on to getting more women into the sport. Apparently, if young girls "can't see, they can't do". They actually said that the current lack of women in motorsport will prevent girls going into engineering and racing. Tell that to Amelia Earhart. Then when we finally got going the track was covered in "end racism" banners. The camera crews have obviously been told to focus on any women in the pit lane to encourage more women into the sport. And just in case I thought it was over, Team Sky assured me that they would be having regular features about racism, gender and diversity throughout the rest of the season, just in case any of us wanted to watch something else, like you know, some fucking motor racing.
  16. Agree
    The Generation Game reacted to Frank Hovis in F1 Hamilton, jumped up little pr**k   
    I'm not a fan but there is something about becoming wealthy from a particular thing - singing, driving fast, acting - that makes people think that they are experts in everything and their opinion counts for something.
  17. Informative
    The Generation Game reacted to wherebee in Trump's progress   
    This could be a brilliant pro-Trump move.
    Blacks who were going to vote from trump probably won't shift to Kayne
    Black who were never going to vote for Trump, but might have voted for Biden, will shift to Kayne
    Young whites who have no idea what day it is, and who would never have voted for Trump but MIGHT have voted for Biden, may shift to Kayne.
     
    result: Trump vote largely unchanged, Biden vote down.  
     
    Post election, Trump gives Kayne a post as a thankyou.
  18. Agree
    The Generation Game reacted to eight in The economy is totally and utterly fucked   
    Sentiment is dead. People are traumatised I reckon. Whoever it was on here who likened the government's treatment of the populace as akin to an abusive relationship was spot on, IMO.
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    The Generation Game reacted to honkydonkey in How big is Tesla   
    That's a current scenario, in the future it would be:
    Person drives to work with enough power plus 10% as the computer knows this trip is made every day and you haven't told the system tomorrow is different, nor does your calendar indicate the day will be any different. You plug in at work and the car charges purely from excess solar to 100%. You drive home and plug it in, the computer drains the battery all evening to power the home, but leaves enough for the morning commute, at 3am there is excess power being sold cheap due to high winds offshore, the system charges your car back up for almost nothing etc, at 7am there is the morning surge so the battery is used selling that power back to the grid but leaving enough for the commute.
    "Sure, It might work if the car isn't used every day -- but then is a battery chemistry optimised for high energy density at light weight the right (most efficient) solution?". If a battery can do 400 miles and your commute to work is 50 then it will be like almost every other car out there in having excess available. How many cars do 400 miles a day? If you're going on holiday the next day, as you enter the house you press a button on your Teslatron info station telling it to ensure the battery is full in the morning, and it will do it in the cheapest possible way, perhaps pulling a percent from each car in the area that was charged with renewables in the day.
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    The Generation Game reacted to The Grey Man in Why are the So-Called BBC such arseholes?   
    My late father used to tell me when he was a kid in the forties after the war there were many ex soldiers around the centre of Manchester., notably Piccadily.
    They would often randomly be distraught, shouting and screaming. Not at others, just distressed. Shell shock then. PTSD now.
    By the fifties it had cleared. It often made me wonder what had happened to these ex soldiers. Had these chaps worked it through. Or worse as you say. Death by other means, suicide, from damage done years before by war.
    The WWI perspective is encapsulated by Siegfried Sasoon in Memoirs of a Fox Hunting man. A great historical story...even if he was from a rather well to do background. Reading the bookq from when he was in a psychiatric hospital in Perth (Scotland) it is clear hes been affected, although dosent truely know. He had PTSD. Dr Rivers was the psychiatrist. Regeneration is a good movie that deals with this. Pat Barkers, Ghost Road series of books was the foundation.
    An aside, from aside, he, as did TE Shaw, El Lawrence, would be linked up with Bertrand Russel. Another story.  Ludwig Wittengenstein would also be caught up with this great meetings of minds.
    To try and keep on topic. I think many regulars over the last 20 years have sufferred. Alas. In the ongoing political climate, such collateral damage continues to be ignored. Even worse. They are made out to be scum in some quarters. Not sure we have made any progress really in this area as the military victims are ignored due to political sway.
     
  21. Informative
    The Generation Game reacted to crashmonitor in The economy is totally and utterly fucked   
    I was wrong, fucked. Normally fully booked....
     

     
     
  22. Informative
    The Generation Game reacted to BurntBread in The economy is totally and utterly fucked   
    I spent the morning in Oxford, as I felt like a change of scene, and wanted to check out the public transport. I think this is the thread for my brief travelogue!
    Well, first the good bits: as I walked to the railway station, there were queues in the street of 20 - 30 people outside barber shops, so that part of the economy is probably OK for a couple of days while they clear the backlog of yetis. The actually journey was a lot less painful than I expected too, as the rail company website said I should book in advance and decide exactly which trains I want to take. At the station though, the ticket lady just waved that aside. In fact all the staff seemed, if not actually welcoming, then at least not to actively resent my presence, so that was nice. On the platform, the reason for all that became very clear: there were 3 people waiting for what previously would have been a rammed service. Four people in my coach on the way there, and six on the way back. To be fair, the company was running long trains (8 coaches), so good on them.
    Oxford was pretty much dead all morning; not absolutely, but even by lunch time it was still pleasant wandering around, and you could cross the streets almost without looking. The main pavements were one-way, and I would say about half the pedestrians were following this guidance.
    I was mainly there to buy books, as I've pretty much finished everything I have in the house. I spent about £50 (which is very unusual for me, being a tight-wad, but I want to support the book shops). All the staff seemed pleased to have customers. Blackwell's even had a pretty welcomer at the door, but then slightly spoiled the theatre by not actually turning the lights on. Only me and two other customers while I was in there.
    From my experience today, I would say that the consumer, day-trip and cafe economy is totally and utterly fucked. Hopefully the bookshops scrape through, though.
  23. Lol
    The Generation Game reacted to The Idiocrat in Escape from LA   
    This term always makes me think that they’re some sort of quantum person who can be in more than one place at once - a kind of “Schrodinger’s twat”!
  24. Agree
    The Generation Game reacted to twocents in Pandemic coming? - Coronavirus April / May 2020 (Part 3)   
    They like to cover all angles don't they - it's rare so some people will take that as being non-existent and others will say there's still some risk, how much.  They've also left the option open for a new mutation arriving just before winter which is completely different to the old virus - or just saying they didn't say it was non-existent and it's not that rare or whatever they want to say next.  They might even redact/erase that clip so it completely vanishes.
  25. Agree
    The Generation Game got a reaction from Frank Hovis in Wigan placed into administration to win a bet?   
    There is no 'fit and proper' test for owners in the EFL, just a 'are you disqualified as a director / bankrupt' test. 
    Look at the guy who bought Reading. 
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-4416804/Football-club-owners-fit-proper-useless.html