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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #18090 on: 18 January, 2021, 10:44:46 AM »
I worked with a guy that believe in a Flat Earth and it was amazing in the alternative stuff he believed in. It was weird but it was super "entertaining"*

* Please do not tell our Lizard Overlords I said the earth is not flat
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« Reply #18091 on: 18 January, 2021, 10:49:03 AM »
*Cryptids, mainly. Belong above the 'speculation' line and below the 'leaving reality' one. You can speculate on unknown animal life represented in folklore without leaving reality,  surely!  But also 'Govt made diseases' seems a bit high, since I'm sure someone has a budget for that.

Ah but your a reasonable sort Tordels, take a few moments to look at any given Cryptid board and you'll find it rotten to the core with Christian fundamentalism, phrenology, and white supremacy.
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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #18092 on: 18 January, 2021, 10:51:22 AM »
... take a few moments to look at any given [TOPIC] board and you'll find it rotten to the core with Christian fundamentalism, phrenology, and white supremacy.

I've generalised your observation.

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #18093 on: 18 January, 2021, 10:51:48 AM »
It is always interesting to note how these conspiracy theories are almost always like against religion and extreme groups.
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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #18094 on: 18 January, 2021, 11:05:41 AM »
WWN always cheers me up:


We will literally have to start eating flegs!

FTFY

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #18095 on: 18 January, 2021, 11:36:59 AM »
This neatly ties in with conspiracies and denying reality. You see, the DUP are throwing their toys out of the pram, because the Irish sea border is making it harder to get deliveries from that wee racist island off our west coast, which is leading to bare shelves in our supermarkets. The aim of this big fuss is to get the Irish sea border removed.

However, and it may shock you to learn this, the DUP don't always act in good faith. A cynical person might suggest they are scare mongering, engaging in a project to cause fear one might say, in an effort to start panic buying like at the start of the pandemic. Then they could point at the empty shelves and demand the Irish sea border for the good of the people who they apparently care about now? Only most people either already have their stockpile from the start of the pandemic and have just been topping it up, or are now unemployed/on 80% wages for 9 months and can't afford to buy £100s worth of groceries on Edwin Poots' say so.

The reality is, Northern Ireland is a net exporter of food. Our main industry is agriculture. Moy park produces something like 2/3rds of all the chicken consumed in GB and Ireland and we could replace all the water in Lough Neagh with milk and we'd still have an excess supply. Anecdotally, their are a few items missing from shelves, but there is still plenty of food to be had, just maybe not as wide a variety.

This is just one of many things that needs to be considered when people talk like reunification is just around the corner. It is not a simple matter of shutting down Stormont and getting some TDs to scooch up the benches in the Dáil. Reunification requires the both governments to dissolve and reform as something entirely new. Essentially an entirely new country needs to be negotiated out. And those negotiations will involve the DUP.
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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #18096 on: 18 January, 2021, 03:36:21 PM »
On top of that, you have to remember the DUP is notoriously shite at politics.  They'll boycott negotiations until it's too late and things have progressed without them, then afterwards they'll play the victim.  If they have any plans beyond that, I'll eat my hat.  From my arse.

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #18097 on: 18 January, 2021, 03:42:33 PM »
Odd place to keep your hat, but there you go.

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #18098 on: 18 January, 2021, 07:36:31 PM »
Who owns a hat rack in 2021?

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #18099 on: 18 January, 2021, 08:33:43 PM »

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #18100 on: 18 January, 2021, 08:37:07 PM »
What did you just call me?
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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #18101 on: 19 January, 2021, 12:35:15 AM »
The DUPes are bleeding like a stuck pig; they can't be seen engaging in any kid of constructive cross-border talks but the longer they leave discussions entertaining possible Reunification means if/when it comes to actually happening they'll be playing their weakest hand (probably a good thing). The smart play would be to make their deals with Dublin now but instead they'll push Poots out front and hardline themselves into greater irrelevancy.

You would hope the absolute neccessity for an all inclusive long term Zero-COVID strategy, so the island could open up and go about its business, would be the push for de facto Reunification – at least the idea of dumping Partition would then be about survival/common sense and less about triumph over unionism.







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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #18102 on: 20 January, 2021, 07:11:19 PM »
Yay - it's President Biden now! And VP Kamala Harris - the first female, black VP in US history.

I'm with Voltaire on this one - it might not be folk's idea of perfection, but it's good in comparison to what we've just suffered under the rule of a wannabe fascist dictator.
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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #18103 on: 20 January, 2021, 07:18:18 PM »
Just a change of wallpaper, the termites are still dug in, we just won't notice them as often now. Which may not be what you want with termites.

However, I was really, really, really sick of that arsenic-treated orange flock pattern, dragged the whole neighbourhood back decades, so it's definitely a change worth celebrating.
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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #18104 on: 20 January, 2021, 08:51:14 PM »
He'll be invoked like a tangerine phantom every time a journalist asks if there are currently any children in dog cages.