Snow bird

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    Snow bird reacted to Harley in Is this site a balanced mix of opinions?   
    Funny, had this conversation last night.  How ignorance can be bliss, and the opposite - as here!  I therefore see this place as a self help group for those who foolishly scraped the veneer that surrounds them and are therefore dealing with the immense pain of a little knowledge. 
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    Snow bird reacted to SNACR in Is this site a balanced mix of opinions?   
    Over-represented by people struggling to come to terms with the fact their views and votes have never really mattered.
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    Snow bird reacted to sleepwello'nights in Jordan Peterson   
    Bit highbrow in it!
    I got lost when they made references to the works and concepts of eighteenth century British philosophers that I am ignorant of. I reckon it will take me six months or so to get an appreciation of the concepts essential to understand what these guys are talking about. 
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    Snow bird reacted to One percent in OMG the bad man hurt my feelings   
    I think you just have a healthy scepticism. The murder might not have been orchestrated but the response to it certainly was. 
    My response? Oh do fuck off.  I can’t stand all this virtue signaling. It’s one of the reasons I like Facebook (the only one) in that I can then tell which of my acquaintances are stupid and easily led by the establishment. Sadly, it appears to be most of them. 
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    Snow bird reacted to Great Guy in Deluded Old Scrapper Birds On Dating Sites   
    I can't help thinking the best way to pull hot birds is to be seen to hang out with hot birds. If you go to a pub/ nightclub/ restaurant with a hot bird you're more likely to be able to chat with hot birds the next time you go out. I'd imagine hot birds see other hot birds chatting to a guy and think "ohh, I wonder why she's chatting to him. He must be interesting/ rich/ big cock". 
    I'm only half joking when I think it could be a worthwhile investment to pay a hot bird to hang out with you. 
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    Snow bird reacted to wherebee in Deluded Old Scrapper Birds On Dating Sites   
    Those of us that have had partners with mental issues, however, would know to run the other way very very fast.
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    Snow bird reacted to the gardener in Jacob Rees-Mogg   
    I'm a Roman Catholic and hold much the same views on abortion as JRM. You can hardly hold the belief that life begins at the point of conception and then say abortion is fine and dandy. Certainly not if you believe in the sanctity of life.
    Would I ban abortion? No. Quite simply because I don't believe in compelling others to follow my beliefs. I would encourage them to but they must do so only of their own free will.
    Additionally, banning abortion would have undesirable outcomes such as driving it underground thereby putting the mother's life at risk from sloppy back-street abortions.
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    Snow bird reacted to LC1 in Jacob Rees-Mogg   
    It's an interesting idea. But to what end? It's well known that the poorest and least well educated have the most children. Putting aside that this doesn't necessarily mean that these children will be similarly disadvantaged in their aspirations and abilities, if we want the future to stand a chance don't we need to populate it with good people?
    I briefly struggled with the question of whether it was right to bring more children into this world, deeply flawed as it is and arguably getting worse at a rapid pace. I decided that I am fortunate to be able to (hopefully) raise young people who are more likely to have a positive than a negative influence on the world, and frankly every foot soldier for the cause is desperately needed.
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    Snow bird reacted to Carl Fimble in Jacob Rees-Mogg   
    I thought about it and concluded that it would be an act of cruelty to bring children into this world.
    Thinkers are exactly the kind of people we need raising children though, otherwise it's just useless eaters and idiots having children, and that will lead the world down a very murky path.
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    Snow bird reacted to The Masked Tulip in Deluded Old Scrapper Birds On Dating Sites   
    Way of the world unfortunately. Predators everywhere. Or sometimes just people in a desperate position themselves. The more I think about the Human Experience the more I think just how horrendous it is for a great many.
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    Snow bird reacted to OurDayWillCome in Shooting in Strasbourg: 1 killed, 3 injured   
    Pity it wasn’t the ‘European Parliaments’ Christmas party at a local bar - give them a taste of what they have inflicted upon the people.
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    Snow bird reacted to billfunk in Shooting in Strasbourg: 1 killed, 3 injured   
    It's a pity all the police are in Paris shooting at ordinary French people. They might have been some use here.
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    Snow bird reacted to swiss_democracy_for_all in Macron - how long before wheels fall off   
    That's hardly going to come as a big surprise to anyone - from memory they operated this double standard for years for Germany.
    What's going to cause more trouble is when the French (like the lower middle-class English since tax credits came in) realise there's no point in working hard and being aspirational any more.
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    Snow bird reacted to Fischer in Macron - how long before wheels fall off   
    Reads like a load of wishful thinking to me.
    Each generation of Muslims seem more and more radical.
    Reinforced by 100,000 or so new ones from the Third World every year. The benefit system encourages the stupid and feckless to breed.
    Unless something very radical is done soon the UK is fucked.
    So the UK is fucked.
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    Snow bird reacted to One percent in 80 a day!   
    Sorry but you need to ensure that before you have children, you have the means to support them.  It is what I did and what everyone I know did.
    Do not expect the sap taxpayer to pay to raise your kids.  If you do, expect the provision to be pretty shit.
    sorry but I am all out of sympathy for this.  
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    Snow bird reacted to Austin Allegro in Reality is another country   
    That is a benefit of it to governments. But at an individual level, I think it is more about a deep seated psychological function which used to be served by religious belief. Eg, millenarianism - the idea that the end of the world is coming; supplication - the idea that something larger than ourselves can be placated by making certain acts of obeisance or believing certain things; purity laws - the idea that some foods are 'clean' while others are 'unclean' - this is particularly strong in veganism/vegetarianism; acts of contrition - eg, the paying of 'carbon taxes' and 'carbon trading' which is little different to the selling of indulgences in the medieval church, etc etc.
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    Snow bird reacted to Chewing Grass in Reality is another country   
    The sole political purpose of eco-environmentalism is to make ordinary people feel sufficiently guilty that they won't object to being taxed more.
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    Snow bird reacted to sarahbell in Reality is another country

    One of the benefits of veganism is it's good for the environment. So is not driving fast cars pointlessly round a circuit 20 times a year, and using huge numbers of air miles to get things there AND owning a private jet (VAT status?) and all the other assorted loveliness of a wealthy lifestyle.

    it's the same with these bloody eco conferences they keep holding where they fly people from 200+ countries around the world to sit and discuss ways of reducing global warming.

    Man as a species really needs to get a grip and stop abusing the environment by flying everywhere. 

    I will stop eating meat when they stop flying planes around the globe.

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    Snow bird reacted to Fischer in Macron - how long before wheels fall off   
    The Monarchy. Re-enforces the hereditary principle. Get rid of the German spongers.
    British Parliamentary democracy. The wonderful system that stopped the Iraq War, mass immigration and is now giving us a hard Brexit? PR is far better.
    The Rule of Law. Every country has that.
    Christianity. Thankfully it has little or no power or influence now. Let people believe any nonsense they want but keep it private. Ban all faith schools.
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    Snow bird reacted to One percent in Macron - how long before wheels fall off   
    My view fwiw is that the best times to live were the 70s and 80s. Data seems to show that at this point there was the smallest inequality gap between rich and poor. It showed. Boom in home ownership, people buying cars, one wage needed to maintain a family. 
    Since then there has been an ever increasing gap between rich and ordinary people. 
    The period between WWII and now is, I think, the greatest time period when there has been stability in Europe. What I mean is no wars and no mass pestilence killing off great swathes of the population. 
    It could have kept getting better, or at worse, stayed the same but no, the establishment got greedy, about 1980 or so. They have continued to screw us over from that point forward, culminating in mass immigration, the reason for which is anyone’s guess. 
    To cut to the chase, I think we lived in very good times but it will not be the same for our offspring. What can we do about it?  Imho, the only th8ng that will change what is happening is mass uprising.  
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    Snow bird reacted to Bedrag Justesen in Macron - how long before wheels fall off   
    BBC News, ITV News, C4 News, in particular sent correspondents all the way to Tijuana to bring us pictures of crying mothers carrying babies to move downwind of opened tear gas canisters.
    All fitting perfectly into their anti-Trump narrative.
    EU paramilitary police thugs shoot out the eye of a young woman, and blow the hand off a man  in Paris.
    Where is the MSM outrage ?
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    Snow bird reacted to Chewing Grass in Macron - how long before wheels fall off   
    I was just thinking that myself yesterday when triggered by Grenfell that those with absolutely no stake and no respected for society are treated better in many respects than people who have been here and put into the system and society all their lives.
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    Snow bird reacted to Talking Monkey in Macron - how long before wheels fall off   
    How can that not lead to utter disgust. You work for 40 years and because you are short of the 42 years you get 540 euro a month, some savage who has never worked and will never work rocks up on a boat and is entitled to 540 euros. Why would anyone want to even contribute and build a stake in a society like that
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    Snow bird reacted to One percent in Macron - how long before wheels fall off   
    The establishment have been trying to do away with the concept and power of society since thatcher told us that there was no such thing as society. 
    Isolated and alienated worker drones, feeding the corporate machine is what they are after 
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    Snow bird reacted to Hopeful in Macron - how long before wheels fall off   
    Same with immigration in this country. Fractionate the nation spirit. Divide and rule