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    Highgate reacted to GboroRam in The Politics Thread 2020   
    I'll try. 
    As a society, we increase our productivity as we improve our methods of manufacturing. Less labour is required to produce the same output. 
    Why does capitalism insist on our consuming more and more over time? 
    Why are workers doing more hours as productivity improves? Why isn't automation not freeing us? 
    Women working isn't the issue. Why are we all having to commit more and more of our lives to keeping the machine running? Why are women having to take hours, we should all be working part time by now. 
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    Highgate reacted to SchtivePesley in The Politics Thread 2020   
    Can you explain why you consistently have such bad takes on other people's posts?
    I wish that families could have a comfortable existence on one full-time income. With choice and flexibility over how that full-time income is achieved between both parents.
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    Highgate reacted to TimRam in VAR   
    I totally agree. Football is about the moment a goal is scored...the excitement and thrill. It's why we return time and time again to watch the game.
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    Highgate reacted to Needlesh in VAR   
    Right, wrong, indiffferent. VAR is bloody awful, taking the soul out of the game.
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    Highgate reacted to SchtivePesley in The Politics Thread 2020   
    I've just realised that Peppa Pig is a post-apocalyptic morality tale!

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    Highgate reacted to rammieib in VAR   
    Would be OK if there wasn't so many bad decisions being missed by VAR. That's not even considering the stupid offside fiascos.
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    Highgate reacted to reverendo de duivel in Greta Thunberg & Extinction Rebellion   
    I reckon quite a few people who spend time in prison eat more meat than usual.
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    Highgate reacted to Mucker1884 in Inverness Caledonian Thistle   
    That is shocking!  Appalling!  Quite frankly it incensed me, and I was just about to compile a very strongly worded letter of complaint... to, erm, someone... but then... Lo... I happened to spot the name of the competition... Tunnock’s Caramel Wafer Cup!
    Not only one of my all time favourite snacks, but arguably the greatest competition name in history!
    You can take your Milk Cup, your Cocu Cola Cup, your Rumbelows, Littlewoods, Worthington, Carling, Capital One, and most definitely Carabao, and shove it right where the sun don't shine... and I don't mean Inverness!
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    Highgate reacted to AndyinLiverpool in Man City 2 Year UEFA Competition ban   
    Why should the magazine be punished? If wrongdoing can be uncovered, should it not be?
    If it takes an illegal act to collect evidence, so be it. The editorial team have to weigh up the benefits and costs of such an action. 
    We can't ignore a situation because it was uncovered illegally. Incompetent or complicit authorities are no reason to keep things quiet. Should they have just let Richard Nixon carry on as president? Just ignore the Panama papers?
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    Highgate got a reaction from 86 Schmokes & a Pancake in The Politics Thread 2020   
    In your case the Catholics might have a point.  😄
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    Highgate got a reaction from ThePrisoner in The Politics Thread 2020   
    In your case the Catholics might have a point.  😄
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    Highgate reacted to reverendo de duivel in The Politics Thread 2020   
    A toilet cubicle isn't much different from a confession booth either.
    You go in both in the hope you'll come out lighter, having unburdened yourself.
    Although in the church, the priest would probably offer to help you. They're kind like that.
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    Highgate got a reaction from DarkFruitsRam7 in The Politics Thread 2020   
    In your case the Catholics might have a point.  😄
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    Highgate reacted to DarkFruitsRam7 in The Politics Thread 2020   
    Wasn’t she attacking drug users the other day, rejecting to the use of the term ‘dabbling’? Conveniently ignoring the fact that at least 3/4 of the Cabinet have probably seen more snow than Santa’s elves.
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    Highgate reacted to RadioactiveWaste in VAR   
    Won't solve anything, just move the point of VAR intervention and bungling without solving the fundamental issue. It would however hand more of advantage to the attacking side. Might well lead to more goals because the change favors the attacking side but won't of itself reduce the capacity for VAR to be the single most irritating invention since the fidget spinner. 
    Lets just start altering the character and balance of the game (all games, everywhere, even ones with VAR, which is millions) to accommodate the massive fecal exhibition of VAR because now they've brought it in they won't ever get rid of it. Changing the offside rule to favor the attacking side more is perfectly reasonable debate to have, but changing it because VAR is driving fans up the wall is the sort of wrong headed approach many of us antiVARers feared.
    My two pennies worth anyway.
    But I'm some dild on the internet and not a highly successful football manager with a lifetime in the game.
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    Highgate reacted to jono in Confronting Holocaust denial   
    The queen thing is only my personal experience Across various parts of a familes that were from  a mix of Manchester and North London , I wonder if Conehead John can verify ? 
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    Highgate got a reaction from jono in Confronting Holocaust denial   
    Definitely a Jew, but literally God as far as the Christians were concerned. Although the fact he was crucified suggests that it was the Romans who did it anyway...given that was their preferred technique of execution.
    The toast to the Queen is very interesting, I didn't know that.
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    Highgate reacted to jono in Confronting Holocaust denial   
    It’s interesting isn’t it that nationalistic thing..  I have been to a fair few Barmitvahs, weddings and so on, and certainly in the UK there is a particular custom of a Toast to the queen. It was explained to me as a need to say “thanks for having us” and “we will be and are loyal” because of past sufferings elsewhere,which historically squares with your point. 
    and on Deicide .. ironic considering JC was a Jew .. I never worked that one out lol 
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    Highgate reacted to A Ram for All Seasons in The Politics Thread 2020   
    No, there are a lot of opinions stated as opinions, which causes some posters to look for an excuse to get their knickers in a twist so that they can deflect attention away from the argument and move it onto the personal level.
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    Highgate reacted to maxjam in The Politics Thread 2020   
    Well yeah lol, I usually like to keep my posts short but then have to spend the rest of the day filling in the gaps and defending them.  You can't win!
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    Highgate reacted to WhiteHorseRam in The Politics Thread 2020   
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    Highgate reacted to 86 Schmokes & a Pancake in Max Lowe Racial Stereotyping   
    On a separate note, I really admire the way Max has approached this. His statement displays every quality that Ramage so patently lacks. Privately, I'd imagine that he and Jayden would be fuming over this so to address the matter in such a calm and eloquent manner shows real class and a deal of emotional intelligence. 
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    Highgate reacted to DarkFruitsRam7 in Perry Ng   
    For anyone wondering, I think his name is pronounced 'un-jee'.
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    Highgate got a reaction from SchtivePesley in The Politics Thread 2020   
    His approval rating is nearly 44% at the moment @Carl Sagan...certainly good by his standards. Higher than Obama's at a comparable time in his presidency as you say, and Reagan's, Carter's and Ford's too probably.  But that wasn't the point was it, I think you were saying that his current popularity was hinting that some Democrats maybe be inclined to vote for him over Bernie.  I disagree, Trump's disapproval rating among Democratic voters is breaking all records for any president, and that's surely the appropriate figure to be looking at...his popularity among Republicans isn't really relevant.
    Norh Korea?  Is the situation any better now than before Trump came to power? The dialogue is better than the insult trading that went before it..but that was Trump and Kim Jong Un's doing. Trump was right to try to talk instead in my opinion and it was a good decision to call off the needless and incendiary military maneuvers. But the bottom for the US was always not allowing North Korea to have a nuclear bomb.  They now have it.  And it seems there is nothing the rest of the world can do but get used to that fact.
    I'd be entirely critical of  many of the US's actions in the Middle East over the last several decades.  And the UK for that matter, and other Western countries. There is nothing good to be said about Syria....but one thing pretty much everyone agrees on. ... ISIS were awful..and everyone owed a debt of  gratitude to the Kurds for halting their advance...with the considerable help of US military material and air support it must be said. But Erdogan had a chat with Trump and Trump decided to abandon the Kurds as a result....I've never really heard anyone on the left or right mount any sort of a plausible defence of that decision before.  God knows what the Kurds must think of the US at this stage, betrayed by the Bush Snr in the first Gulf War only to be massacred by Saddam, betrayed by Trump in Syria only to be invaded by Turkey.
    Trust the Iranian military to hit a military base from hundreds of kilometres away and not kill any Americans in it? The same military that mistakenly shoots down commercial airliners over Tehran. what could possibly have gone wrong with an operation like that?  If any American lives were lost, Trump would have had little choice but to escalate. 
    Yes, I agree Trump has tried to fulfill many of his campaign promises, although not all of them by any means.  Remember his promise to 'easily' eliminate the budget deficit or to release his tax returns once the 'audit' is over?  The problem is, he often promises awful things.  Is it something to be celebrated when somebody keeps a promise to do something awful...like rejuvenate a coal industry in a time of climate crises?  I posted the Doomsday Clock from the Bulletin of Atomic Sciences on the Greta Thread recently.  The clock stands at 100 seconds from midnight now...closer than it's ever been, including during the Cuban Missile Crisis.  The recent movement is down to Trump and the promises he has made and attempted to keep.
    I've no interest in trying to defend Clinton's reputation, I don't like the man.  If you want to find someone who looks at Ariana Grande the way Bill Clinton did....then maybe you should have been around when Trump was walking into the Miss Teen USA pageant dressing rooms.  I don't think he was there to sign autographs. 
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    Highgate reacted to SchtivePesley in The Politics Thread 2020   
    I think they're going to need to be a bit more specific about which one
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