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Chat / Re: The Job Thread
« Last post by kingkerouac on Today at 12:57:45 PM »
Talking of salespeople.
Back in the late 80s when Sky first launched, they used to come around cold-calling when I lived in Fenham.
I remember most cold-callers would just get a 'Sorry mate, not interested' and that would be it.
But this young fella - in a shiny suit - wouldn't give up.
After my usual dismissive comment, he said 'What about the football coverage, eh?'
I told him I couldn't afford it.
'OK, then what about the fact that the signal strength is superior to normal aerials'.
Still telling him I wasn't interested as I closed the door - along with his foot - he then said 'Well the Mr Murdoch's a millionaire, isn't he?'
I slowly closed the door and went back into my flat...
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Chat / Re: COVID-19
« Last post by sadnesstan on Today at 12:55:07 PM »
I find the anti mask people pretty funny, as if people who wear a mask are suddenly going to roud up fellow citizens to the guglag as they passed the compliance test? I bet these people are "law and order" "bring back national service" "bring back anging!" and have never broke a rule in their life. I'm about as anti gov compliance as it gets but wear one cos it's not for them, its for other people. Thats the crux of the issue. Are you arsed about other people? If you're not may as well crack on drivev down one ways, do 70 in pedestrian areas,  all those rules that mean people stay safe are "compliance"

I know a scary amount of people who I would class as normal, nice people, who hate the prospect of masks like. I don't know how anyone can find them so offensive.

I can understand perfectly the resistance to being forced to wear a mask, by the government. But I don't understand why you wouldn't just wear one anyway.

If your overriding fear is that the government are up to no good, then surely that fear is based more on the idea that they would try to kill us all, rather than get us all to forget what we look like.

We all KNOW the government is up to no good, and we can all argue in which way we think that is happening.
But they need to ask themselves, "Why is every single country in the world in on the scam?"
To vote the f***ers in, and then act like a 14-year old conspiracy theorist when someone is trying to give you health advice, is the height of stupidity.

I'm not convinced these people voted them in, tbf. This isn't a party political issue.

Statistically it is more likely that the majority of them didn't vote at all.
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Football / Re: Fantasy Premier League 2019/20
« Last post by Super Duper Branko Strupar on Today at 12:54:47 PM »
Martial in for Ings

I did this cos you gave me the idea.

t***.
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Football / Re: Newcastle United transfer rumours
« Last post by Kanji on Today at 12:54:23 PM »
Bruce lowering expectations today with his patter that he doesn’t see more incomings. You know just 2 weeks after saying how well he gets on with Mike and Mike is pledging support etc.
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Surprised the FBI haven't swooped on Watkins yet, they must know that if Trump loses he has the power to send one message as Q about the need for an armed defence of the Republic or something and can mobilise thousands of the nuts he's spent the last three years brainwashing with pickup trucks full of AR-15s.

Based in the Philippines isn't he?
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Football / Re: General NUFC Thread
« Last post by NEEJ on Today at 12:52:36 PM »
Nicky Butt.
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Chat / Re: UK Politics - Generation Tory
« Last post by sadnesstan on Today at 12:50:18 PM »
Labour ain’t winning any votes back on patriotism and/or pretending to love England. That ship has long sailed, they don’t have the continuity of message to back it up.

They don't have the media to back them up. Our proud - FOREIGN - patriotic media.

Corrected it.

Cheers.
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Chat / Re: UK Politics - Generation Tory
« Last post by kingkerouac on Today at 12:49:26 PM »
Labour ain’t winning any votes back on patriotism and/or pretending to love England. That ship has long sailed, they don’t have the continuity of message to back it up.

They don't have the media to back them up. Our proud - FOREIGN - patriotic media.

Corrected it.
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Chat / Re: UK Politics - Generation Tory
« Last post by GeordieDazzler on Today at 12:49:11 PM »
Facebook really needs burning to the f***ing ground like :lol:

Just watched The Social Dilemma on Netflix and the way they highlight how much social media is affecting global politics is quite stark.

Facebook can't be blamed for peoples' responses to it, or how people decide to interpret the entire world, based on the comments of their 300 "friends".

It really can - among other things they knowingly take money to spread fake news, lending a veneer of respectability to content that otherwise wouldn't gain traction. They help construct a "reality" for many people that bears little relation to actual facts.

Recommend watching the documentary - the bit about the role they played in the genocide of the Rohingya in Myanmar is especially disturbing.

www.buzzfeednews.com/amphtml/craigsilverman/facebook-ignore-political-manipulation-whistleblower-memo
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