The Generation Game

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    The Generation Game got a reaction from Kilham in European Election: How will you vote?   
    Nope. She subliminally saw all the advertising CUK recently paid for on Facebook. 
    She didn't know what she was voting for why she was drawn to them. 
  2. Agree
    The Generation Game got a reaction from null; in European Election: How will you vote?   
    Nope. She subliminally saw all the advertising CUK recently paid for on Facebook. 
    She didn't know what she was voting for why she was drawn to them. 
  3. Agree
    The Generation Game got a reaction from gibbon in Proper gypsies - they still exist   
    So that's what Lord Bath is doing with himself these days. 
  4. Agree
    The Generation Game got a reaction from the gardener in European Election: How will you vote?   
    Nope. She subliminally saw all the advertising CUK recently paid for on Facebook. 
    She didn't know what she was voting for why she was drawn to them. 
  5. Informative
    The Generation Game reacted to Austin Allegro in European Election: How will you vote?   
    The problem with sites such as DOSBODS is that we are broadly in agreement politically, or at least, we share the common terms of reference that allow civilized debate. This can lead to an 'echo chamber' effect because we usually tend to agree on things. This is also the case with a lot of alternative news channels on Youtube.  I enjoy Mr Akkad's videos because he engages in open debate with people who are politically opposed to him, thus lessening the echo chamber effect.
    The trouble is, it is hard to engage in debate with people who don't share basic common ground. For example, the woman above simply cannot grasp the basic concept that freedom of speech means freedom to offend.
    She seems to equate offence with 'hate' or just being nasty, and doesn't understand that offence is subjective and thus cannot be avoided in any meaningful debate. Some people (eg, fundamentalist Muslims) would find the very existence of someone like her (a non-Muslim) 'offensive', for example. 
    If we carry on with this 'offence' nonsense we go down the road of everyone saying 'I find you offensive' and 'Well I find you offensive too!' which simply cancels out any possibility of debate.
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    The Generation Game reacted to Frank Hovis in Social media - fatally flawed?   
    The medium has a lot to do with it.
    This forum comprises mostly lengthy thought out posts referencing and addressing previous posts.  We are engaging our brains.
    Facebook and the chans take a picture-led approach, even turning word posts into pictures like this:

    So you have an instant message and that initiates an instant response - LOL, Yes mate, Ha Ha, Totally Agree, Bollocks..
    There is no space, no option within the medium for articulated thought out postings, for nuances and shades of difference it is monkeys grunting at ecah other and laughing.
    Take climate change - it is a crisis an emergency we must do everything possible, or it's rubbish it's all a scam.  Black and white positions, easily adopted based upon feelz and no thought required and then all that's left is virtue signalling your own position and throwing insults at the other one like rival football fans in a locla derby match.  The evidence and thought is left dying by the roadside covered in dust.
    Chimps in a zoo gurning, jumping up and down, showing their bottoms, laughing and throwing their own excrement.  That's Facebook and Twitter.
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    The Generation Game reacted to Sgt Hartman in Social media - fatally flawed?   
    WTF.
    Irvine Welsh reads that post and immediately thinks 'well that must be true!' before calling for boycotts? Do these people not engage brain?
    Sorry but on face-value that tweet sounds like complete bollocks to me. It may be true but I'd like to hear the other side of the story before pushing the boycott button. 
    I wish, more than just about anything, that Jack Dorsey would wake up one morning and think 'what the fuck have I done?' He would then go on to send a last tweet to the world saying 'sorry, we tried but this really hasn't worked out. You're simply not ready for this,' before shutting down Twitter and deleting it permanently.
    I think they'd give him a Nobel prize.
  8. Informative
    The Generation Game reacted to Frank Hovis in What do we want? Female equality and more toilets than men!   
    Fair points all.
    I would hazard a guess that the reason for the effective under-provision of women's toilets is that a lot of them were built before housing costs forced married women back to work after having children so men were simply going to be out more and so using public toilets more frequently.
    As an interesting aside, and when you notice it you keep noticing it, in the majority of pubs, restaurants, offices the men's toilets are nearer than the women's.  If only by a few feet.
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    The Generation Game got a reaction from Bedrag Justesen in Explosion at Manchester Arena   
    Am I misunderstanding? Did you not mean this?
     
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    The Generation Game got a reaction from Bedrag Justesen in Explosion at Manchester Arena   
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    The Generation Game reacted to eight in Feminism and the 21st century Sweat Shop   
    So women contribute more towards climate change than men?
  12. Agree
    The Generation Game got a reaction from Frank Hovis in Eurovision 2019   
    Sung in Russian
  13. Informative
    The Generation Game reacted to the gardener in European Election: How will you vote?   
    May I suggest that your sampling of EUers may be slightly biased? As a school governor you would only be coming into contact with people who have children.
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    The Generation Game got a reaction from Shaneyson in Explosion at Manchester Arena   
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    The Generation Game reacted to satch in Bye bye Treason May?   
    Outside 10 Downing Street … soon
    ‘My name is Paul Boehill, I am a bailiff from the High Court and have a writ to repossess the country and democracy today. You have one hour to gather together things you will need for the next few days … your EU passport, medication and any important paper such as your withdrawal agreement. If you do not open the door I will force entry …’
  16. Agree
    The Generation Game got a reaction from One percent in Proper gypsies - they still exist   
    So that's what Lord Bath is doing with himself these days. 
  17. Agree
    The Generation Game got a reaction from SNACR in Proper gypsies - they still exist   
    So that's what Lord Bath is doing with himself these days. 
  18. Informative
    The Generation Game reacted to PatronizingGit in Continuing Implosion of CUKTIG   
    yep. Imagine, a bunch of non-entities from the right of the labour party and left of the tory party whose only commonality is they all seem quite happy to receive donations from the city and lobby on their behalf, who advocate purely for neo-liberal economic policies, hypocritical social polices that grant protected minorities free license to be backward arseholes while being hypersenstive about the most minor supposed transgression of the natives, and neo-con foreign war policy. 
     
    Can't imagine why theyre finding it difficult to establish a base. Its not like all the above pretty much entirely created the mess we now find ourselves in. 
    Chuka...whose main claim to fame 'some say' is being the future British Obama...a claim which weirdly first traced back to his wikipedia entry, edited from an IP address based at his office. 
    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/chuka-umunnas-british-obama-wikipedia-entry-came-from-his-former-office-8569083.html
  19. Cheers
    The Generation Game reacted to OurDayWillCome in Proper gypsies - they still exist   
    I thought Assange had escaped and was disguised as a gypsy!
  20. Agree
    The Generation Game got a reaction from Inoperational Bumblebee in Proper gypsies - they still exist   
    So that's what Lord Bath is doing with himself these days. 
  21. Agree
    The Generation Game got a reaction from swiss_democracy_for_all in Proper gypsies - they still exist   
    So that's what Lord Bath is doing with himself these days. 
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    The Generation Game got a reaction from whitevanman in Explosion at Manchester Arena   
    Some people did something. 
  23. Agree
    The Generation Game got a reaction from OurDayWillCome in Proper gypsies - they still exist   
    So that's what Lord Bath is doing with himself these days. 
  24. Agree
    The Generation Game got a reaction from whocares in UK Propaganda Unit Has Secret Plans To Target French Muslims   
    As I said at the time, a proper nerve agent attack would have seen the town evacuated, not some CBRN people rocking up a week later telling people to wash their clothes. 
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    The Generation Game got a reaction from DeepLurker in Deluded Old Scrapper Birds On Dating Sites   
    Grab-a-granny vs poor punctuation.