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Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #1440 on: 12 January, 2020, 08:57:59 PM »
I keep seeing "Irexit" propaganda now on FB and even had some pamphlets through the letterbox during the GE from some yoke promising the "benefits of freedom from the EU protection racket" which is uhhhhh

Anyway, not sure what the consensus is in The South but from here, Ireland exiting the EU just seems insane and people shilling for it need a slap.

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Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #1441 on: 12 January, 2020, 11:33:08 PM »
The fash are everywhere. It's still very much a minority opinion, because most of us know which side our bread is buttered, but every Irish comment thread is full of them, busily 'manufacturing consent' like bad'uns. And we do all hate those blacks and muslims with their free houses & cars, which I'm sure is the EU's fault at some level.
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Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #1442 on: 13 January, 2020, 12:25:32 AM »
Same alt-shite network of weirdoes that's operating in other European countries. They have little traction here and even Sinn Féin knew they had to ditch the anti-EU stance since it's poilitical seppuku.

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Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #1443 on: 13 January, 2020, 12:26:45 AM »
Immigrants living in fear, mass deportations, strict border enforcement, a rise in hate crimes, a newly-empowered far right, a media openly hostile to lefties and liberals... one day, far in the future when humans have big brains like them Star Trek aliens what does the illusions, someone will finally crack why Brexit seems such an attractive proposition to racists.

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Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #1444 on: 14 January, 2020, 09:56:52 PM »
A friend of mine was banging on recently about how the EU has done nothing for Ireland. A farmer's son. Whose newlywed wife is a Venezuelan refugee who got here through a European passport.

Against all the odds, I love the guy and he's a good mate.  The doublethink is strong in him though.
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Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #1445 on: 10 April, 2020, 09:17:55 PM »
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Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #1446 on: 27 June, 2020, 01:36:23 PM »
Nope, can't do it. The 2000AD Facebook groups are too much for me.  Lots of good people there doing good work making/aggregating good content, but it's surrounded by such an ocean of smug negativity that every visit feels like the start of a peptic ulcer. Why people purport to be part of a fan community and spend their time relentlessly criticising the same creators (and editors), in many cases quite openly without having ever read the thing they harbour such animosity towards, I can't quite grasp.

Obviously they're free to say and think what they want, express their fandom as they please and good luck to them, but I can't be doing with it. Chummy banter I get, shitting on the people who make the thing you claim to love,  I just don't.

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Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #1447 on: 27 June, 2020, 02:19:30 PM »
Nope, can't do it. The 2000AD Facebook groups are too much for me.  Lots of good people there doing good work making/aggregating good content, but it's surrounded by such an ocean of smug negativity that every visit feels like the start of a peptic ulcer. Why people purport to be part of a fan community and spend their time relentlessly criticising the same creators (and editors), in many cases quite openly without having ever read the thing they harbour such animosity towards, I can't quite grasp.

Obviously they're free to say and think what they want, express their fandom as they please and good luck to them, but I can't be doing with it. Chummy banter I get, shitting on the people who make the thing you claim to love,  I just don't.
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Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #1448 on: 07 July, 2020, 10:36:14 PM »
Why not even "the 10th of April". After all, I'm not American.

"April 10th" doesn't even make sense. "10th of April" implies "10th [Day] of April" but "April 10th" implies that it's the tenth April, even though there aren't ten months all called April.

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Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #1449 on: 07 July, 2020, 10:57:03 PM »
Parochial piffle.

Although I find it disconcerting that where I live now when I say "thank-you" people respond with "uh-huh".
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Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #1450 on: 08 July, 2020, 03:25:13 PM »
Parochial piffle.

Although I find it disconcerting that where I live now when I say "thank-you" people respond with "uh-huh".
I've had that. To me it implies that my thank you is not sincerely meant. Or has 'thank you' be become rhetorical and I wasn't informed?

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Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #1451 on: 08 July, 2020, 03:41:28 PM »
Nope, can't do it. The 2000AD Facebook groups are too much for me.  Lots of good people there doing good work making/aggregating good content, but it's surrounded by such an ocean of smug negativity that every visit feels like the start of a peptic ulcer. Why people purport to be part of a fan community and spend their time relentlessly criticising the same creators (and editors), in many cases quite openly without having ever read the thing they harbour such animosity towards, I can't quite grasp.

Obviously they're free to say and think what they want, express their fandom as they please and good luck to them, but I can't be doing with it. Chummy banter I get, shitting on the people who make the thing you claim to love,  I just don't.

Oh I dropped out a few weeks back. It wasn't even fun in a morbidly curious fashion anymore, watching the same four or five members circle jerk isn't my idea of an open community or a fun time.

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