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Discussion in 'Politics Forum' started by aranea, May 19, 2017.

  1. The Lucky Moose Sep 23, 2020
    (Last edited: Sep 23, 2020)
    The Lucky Moose

    I'm Emotional, I Hug the Block Prestigious

    I think it also depends on the country you are in. I for example grew up with Germany as my primary political reference point. Ideologically I’m not a fan of Merkel or her party, but you can’t deny a certain level of competence and level headedness on her part that most of her contemporaries around the world and in Europe are lacking. So while I wouldn’t vote for her, I understand how some would do so, without feeling the need to necessarily label them conservative or even right wing. In my experience a lot of people are swing voters anyway, especially in countries with more than two or three relevant parties.
     
  2. Philll

    Trusted Supporter

    Peston getting some numbers on this ratio.

     
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  3. Philll

    Trusted Supporter

    Cant overstate what I'm about to say: fuck this

     
  4. AFoolsGlory

    @MattW182 Supporter

    I'm so glad I'm not a teacher anymore. Fuck that so hard.
     
  5. Philll

    Trusted Supporter

    I'm training to be at the end of my degree... ugh
     
  6. StevenW92

    Regular

    Cancel culture doesn’t exist and the phrase only exist because right wing morons can’t accept that actions have consequences.
     
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  7. AFoolsGlory

    @MattW182 Supporter

    Yes!!! The phrase "cancel culture" annoys me so much. You have perfectly summed up how I feel haha.
     
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  8. SamLevi11

    Trusted Supporter

    Update: I got the job.


    Couple extra grand, half hour less a day, and I can walk to work instead of driving for 35 minutes each way.
     
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  9. Philll

    Trusted Supporter

    Congrats, thats great news!
     
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  10. Wharf Rat

    I know a little something you won't ever know Prestigious

    congrats bro. since I've been working from home I realized how amazing having little or no commute is. it makes such a huge difference.

    I think I'd honestly prefer a short walking commute to working from home just to get up and do something before work. of course I could simply wake up early and go for a walk but let's be real I'm not gonna do that
     
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  11. SamLevi11

    Trusted Supporter

    On another note, on Saturday night someone walking along the pavement smashed my drivers side wingmirror (the only one it's illegal to drive without). So that's fun.

    I got new glass, took off the old one (including getting a bit embedded in my finger, and refitted it. Annoyingly it doesn't sit entirely right because the whole way the actual casing sits has been damaged but it works for now, It's only a little off.
     
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  12. The Lucky Moose

    I'm Emotional, I Hug the Block Prestigious

    I got my tires slashed once, likely due to good old intra European xenophobia
     
  13. AFoolsGlory

    @MattW182 Supporter

    The Government's handling of this whole situation has been so horrible. I cannot believe I am going to lose more months of my life because some they fucked it up so badly the first time. The one thing they were trying to avoid - overwhelming the NHS - looks set to happen anyway.

    Bravo Boris you fucking clown.
     
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  14. Philll

    Trusted Supporter

    It is crazy to me that we're now seeing 5-figure new cases daily and we're basically throwing up our hands saying "there's not much more we can do!".
     
  15. AFoolsGlory

    @MattW182 Supporter

    And that they've stuck to just defending the "restrictions" that are in place, that have already proven to be having literally the opposite effect.
     
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  16. The Lucky Moose

    I'm Emotional, I Hug the Block Prestigious

    It’s looks like the Netherlands (where I live) are going into lockdown again next week, right in time for my birthday
     
  17. Philll

    Trusted Supporter

    Oh shit, full lockdown, shops/pubs/restaurants closed?
     
  18. The Lucky Moose

    I'm Emotional, I Hug the Block Prestigious

    Unclear. In our first one, shops stayed open here. They apparently want schools to stay open too this time. However, some of the advisers are pushing for a full one, shops includes (so stricter than last time).
     
  19. Philll

    Trusted Supporter

    What are your cases/hospitalisations looking like at the moment?
     
  20. The Lucky Moose Oct 10, 2020
    (Last edited: Oct 10, 2020)
    The Lucky Moose

    I'm Emotional, I Hug the Block Prestigious

    More than 6000 today, rising with hundreds to a thousand a day for the last few days (we were at 4K a day last week), hospitalizations rising fast now too, to a point where regular health care is being scaled down rapidly now
     
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  21. Thrillcollinz

    Newbie

    Have any of you guys that rent ever had to deal with obnoxiously loud upstairs neighbours? If so, how have you gone about not killing them and have you actually got them to shut up?

    The council have been beyond useless and keep on sending out noise diaries even though we've already recorded over a month's worth, and their letting agency is refusing to co-operate. It's getting to the point where they're stomping around all hours of the night and blasting music throughout the day (I work from home) and it's really impacting mine and my gf's mental health :cringe:.
     
  22. awakeohsleeper

    I do not exist.

    That sounds awful. I’ve had a few bad situations but nothing on that level since I was at university. It’s pretty poor that the council haven’t done anything more and have actively not helped.
     
  23. StevenW92

    Regular

    Not at all a fan of Labours new leadership, but I am a big fan of Angela Rayner calling out Tory scum for what they are.
     
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