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    Highgate reacted to ketteringram in Best Guitarist Ever   
    There's loads of greats, and I admire and can appreciate all of them. The one for me who just seemed to be a natural, and who made it look so effortless, was Rory Gallagher.
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    Highgate got a reaction from RoyMac5 in v WBA (H) Match Thread   
    Yeah, his penalty taking has obviously been poor this season so far.  How many did he take/score last year?   I guess the designated penalty taker for any team should be a role that's always under review. 
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    Highgate got a reaction from Andicis in v WBA (H) Match Thread   
    Yeah, his penalty taking has obviously been poor this season so far.  How many did he take/score last year?   I guess the designated penalty taker for any team should be a role that's always under review. 
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    Highgate got a reaction from 86 Schmokes & a Pancake in The Politics Thread 2019   
    We don't know what young bad apples of the 19th century, or whenever, got up to. Very little record of their behaviour exists. I'm sure they did plenty of bad stuff. 
    Of course this generation have a whole new set of problems, and weapons are surely far more widely available than they were in the past. Which can't be a good thing. Generally, where there is depredation, a lack of opportunities and poverty you will get some who turn to criminal activities, regardless of the era you live in.  And yes, bad parenting is also a huge contributing factor, It always has been.
    I worry about the influence and pressure the ubiquitous social media culture is having on young people these days (I know it's a bit ironic to say that in an online forum) and also the effect of some over attentive and indulgent parenting, giving a child, in our ever smaller families, everything they want whenever they want it. Adult life might prove more difficult for these children. 
    On the other hand the younger generation is far less racist, less sexist, less homophobic than previous generations were.  Also and most encouragingly of all, the younger generations are far more environmentally aware and responsible than their parents and grandparents are and were.  So clearly society is doing something right.
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    Highgate got a reaction from 1967Ram in The Politics Thread 2019   
    We don't know what young bad apples of the 19th century, or whenever, got up to. Very little record of their behaviour exists. I'm sure they did plenty of bad stuff. 
    Of course this generation have a whole new set of problems, and weapons are surely far more widely available than they were in the past. Which can't be a good thing. Generally, where there is depredation, a lack of opportunities and poverty you will get some who turn to criminal activities, regardless of the era you live in.  And yes, bad parenting is also a huge contributing factor, It always has been.
    I worry about the influence and pressure the ubiquitous social media culture is having on young people these days (I know it's a bit ironic to say that in an online forum) and also the effect of some over attentive and indulgent parenting, giving a child, in our ever smaller families, everything they want whenever they want it. Adult life might prove more difficult for these children. 
    On the other hand the younger generation is far less racist, less sexist, less homophobic than previous generations were.  Also and most encouragingly of all, the younger generations are far more environmentally aware and responsible than their parents and grandparents are and were.  So clearly society is doing something right.
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    Highgate got a reaction from 1967Ram in The Politics Thread 2019   
    Older generations complaining about the youth of the day.  Some things never change. 
    Bad parents exist and have always existed. But there is little doubt now that it will be up to the younger generations to fix the mess that the older generations are leaving for them. 
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    Highgate got a reaction from 86 Schmokes & a Pancake in The Politics Thread 2019   
    Older generations complaining about the youth of the day.  Some things never change. 
    Bad parents exist and have always existed. But there is little doubt now that it will be up to the younger generations to fix the mess that the older generations are leaving for them. 
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    Highgate got a reaction from ariotofmyown in The Politics Thread 2019   
    Older generations complaining about the youth of the day.  Some things never change. 
    Bad parents exist and have always existed. But there is little doubt now that it will be up to the younger generations to fix the mess that the older generations are leaving for them. 
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    Highgate reacted to BaaLocks in The Politics Thread 2019   
    Yeah, I agree. We don't know much at all about what my great grandfather did, all we know is that his first name was Jack. Would be nice to know more, if you think you can help please message me - name is Dave Ripper.
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    Highgate reacted to G STAR RAM in The Politics Thread 2019   
    I'm a bit worried that this conversation is becoming a bit civilised...can we get back on to Brexit!
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    Highgate got a reaction from G STAR RAM in The Politics Thread 2019   
    We don't know what young bad apples of the 19th century, or whenever, got up to. Very little record of their behaviour exists. I'm sure they did plenty of bad stuff. 
    Of course this generation have a whole new set of problems, and weapons are surely far more widely available than they were in the past. Which can't be a good thing. Generally, where there is depredation, a lack of opportunities and poverty you will get some who turn to criminal activities, regardless of the era you live in.  And yes, bad parenting is also a huge contributing factor, It always has been.
    I worry about the influence and pressure the ubiquitous social media culture is having on young people these days (I know it's a bit ironic to say that in an online forum) and also the effect of some over attentive and indulgent parenting, giving a child, in our ever smaller families, everything they want whenever they want it. Adult life might prove more difficult for these children. 
    On the other hand the younger generation is far less racist, less sexist, less homophobic than previous generations were.  Also and most encouragingly of all, the younger generations are far more environmentally aware and responsible than their parents and grandparents are and were.  So clearly society is doing something right.
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    Highgate reacted to JuanFloEvraTheCocu'sNesta in The Politics Thread 2019   
    Agree 100%. Coupled with the fact technology allows certain behaviours to be broadcast to a captive audience and it unfairly paints a whole generation as feral, knife wielding crazies.
    But yeah, obviously they just weren't hit hard enough with their Mum's slippers when they were toddlers.
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    Highgate reacted to WhiteHorseRam in The Politics Thread 2019   
    I have always admired the character Fagin from 'Oliver Twist'.
    Without Govt/Social Services support he looks after a crowd of orphans … provides a career path with the perk of earning as they learn … encourages initiative and the entrepreneurial spirit.
    Oh yeah, and free sausages.
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    Highgate reacted to SchtivePesley in The Politics Thread 2019   
    I think he was referring to the concept of the older generation always complain about the behaviour of the younger generation - rather than saying their behaviour is no different to previous generations
    Clearly there are bigger problems amongst young people than there were 20 years ago. Much more knife crime, much more gang culture, much less respect for authority etc
    Why do you think that is? And keep asking why until you get to the root cause
    I don't think it's as simple as saying it could be solved if their parents hit them more
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    Highgate reacted to JuanFloEvraTheCocu'sNesta in The Politics Thread 2019   
    There were plenty of scrotes 'back in the day' but that was a time before pretty much everyone had a smartphone with a camera in their pocket to film their activity.
    You can pretend that everything used to be fine and dandy if you want, but the fact is every generation of humanity has had it's fair share of morons and that will never change.
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    Highgate got a reaction from JuanFloEvraTheCocu'sNesta in The Politics Thread 2019   
    Older generations complaining about the youth of the day.  Some things never change. 
    Bad parents exist and have always existed. But there is little doubt now that it will be up to the younger generations to fix the mess that the older generations are leaving for them. 
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    Highgate got a reaction from SchtivePesley in The Politics Thread 2019   
    Older generations complaining about the youth of the day.  Some things never change. 
    Bad parents exist and have always existed. But there is little doubt now that it will be up to the younger generations to fix the mess that the older generations are leaving for them. 
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    Highgate got a reaction from GboroRam in The Politics Thread 2019   
    Older generations complaining about the youth of the day.  Some things never change. 
    Bad parents exist and have always existed. But there is little doubt now that it will be up to the younger generations to fix the mess that the older generations are leaving for them. 
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    Highgate got a reaction from 86 Schmokes & a Pancake in The Politics Thread 2019   
    They still have to do the full time job of raising the kids.  The situation for those families may be far more complex than you think.
     
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    Highgate reacted to 1of4 in The Politics Thread 2019   
    Maybe the government should make it compulsory that all claimants of any benefit payment, male and female, be fitted with a chastity belt. While we're about it, all expectant mothers who attend prenatal clinics should be means tested. If they can't prove they are financially able to have and raise the child, then should their pregnancy be terminated.
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    Highgate reacted to GboroRam in The Politics Thread 2019   
    I get what you are saying, but there's a difference between stress from a hard, demanding professional job and the stress of not knowing if you will be able to put food in the kids' mouths tonight. 
    Genuinely not trying to belittle your post. But until we get to the position where children don't have to go hungry, I'm not happy with the way we run the country. And honestly I think we can improve things for the vast majority of the population, however the chase for endless profit has to stop. 
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    Highgate reacted to 86 Schmokes & a Pancake in The Politics Thread 2019   
    Sorry mate. It's a fab idea that I'm sure we will fully embrace and good old Blighty will be a shining beacon in the move from capitalism to a fairer and more sustainable future. Everyone will be happy and nobody will moan that folk are getting something for nothing. It's going to be a golden age to be sure.
    Better?
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    Highgate got a reaction from 86 Schmokes & a Pancake in The Politics Thread 2019   
    But Prime Minister Frederiksen was 'nasty'.  How dare she consider his description of Greenland as 'real estate' absurd? It seems a perfectly reasonable response to cancel a state visit to a friendly nation because someone hurt his feelings. 
    In other news Jews who are thinking of voting for a Democrat in the next election are now disloyal.  Bad news for Bernie Sanders.
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    Highgate got a reaction from ariotofmyown in The Politics Thread 2019   
    But Prime Minister Frederiksen was 'nasty'.  How dare she consider his description of Greenland as 'real estate' absurd? It seems a perfectly reasonable response to cancel a state visit to a friendly nation because someone hurt his feelings. 
    In other news Jews who are thinking of voting for a Democrat in the next election are now disloyal.  Bad news for Bernie Sanders.
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    Highgate reacted to GboroRam in The Politics Thread 2019   
    It kind of doesn't matter. Legal or not, doesn't make it acceptable. We don't have to roll over and say, fair enough, he earned that £10m tax free bonus this year. Anyway, string that bloke up, he works on the side and doesn't declare it. 
    Can't we say neither is acceptable? 
    Do we have to fight solely for the crumbs? 
    Capitalism is destroying the planet because we don't even want to contemplate changing anything, because someone stands to lose money if we do. And that's the madness. We can't let business decide to save the planet because they will choose profit every time. Because if they don't, another business will. 
    And in case anyone isn't understanding the link, money is the driving force behind everything I've mentioned. And it's an abstract construct which is killing us. 
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