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« Reply #381 on: July 05, 2020, 03:03:51 AM »
In fraternities and the like this is just par for the course.

It's automatic, you never have to wait long before the "jokes" about PoC and 'slaves" and "stupid" come up.

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« Reply #382 on: July 05, 2020, 05:26:25 AM »
In fraternities and the like this is just par for the course.

It's automatic, you never have to wait long before the "jokes" about PoC and 'slaves" and "stupid" come up.

Indeed, it's funny how people feel the need to humiliate and ridicule others to feel superior.

Reason why I never was a member of a fraternity in university - have no personal need for that kind of stuff.

And I guess it's now not a good idea if you aspire to a career in politics either...  :D

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« Reply #383 on: July 05, 2020, 10:14:54 AM »
I wasn't in a fraternity either, but some of my friends were.

And now back to the UK, and stories about the first weekend with the Pubs doing business.

Stories about drunk men in the street, naked.

Has any research been done about what inebriated men are trying to achieve by walking about naked?

Anybody have a clue?

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« Reply #384 on: July 05, 2020, 10:18:53 AM »
Somehow I have a sneaking suspicion that some men, when drunk, think going naked is a good way to get into contact with a woman.

After all, men like looking at naked women, and if sufficiently inebriated*, they think women feel the same way.

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« Reply #385 on: July 06, 2020, 11:49:52 PM »
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« Reply #386 on: July 07, 2020, 12:46:09 AM »
-> Bruegel/Breughel, and a good deal of stuff added, of course
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Triumph_of_Death

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« Reply #387 on: July 07, 2020, 12:48:17 AM »
I think that he's shot himself in the foot (again) by trying to blame the care home staff for the 20,000 Coronavirus deaths in that sector.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=eqRUy-DNS2Q

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2020/jul/07/care-home-chief-denounces-clumsy-and-cowardly-boris-johnson-comments
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"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

'The test of a work of art is, in the end, our affection for it, not our ability to explain why it is good' (Stanley Kubrick).

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« Reply #388 on: July 07, 2020, 01:02:11 AM »
I think that he's shot himself in the foot (again) by trying to blame the care home staff for the 20,000 Coronavirus deaths in that sector.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=eqRUy-DNS2Q

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2020/jul/07/care-home-chief-denounces-clumsy-and-cowardly-boris-johnson-comments

Clap for carers on Sunday, crap on carers on Monday...

it is apparently too soon for an inquiry but it is not too soon to blame everybody else...
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« Reply #389 on: July 07, 2020, 01:03:28 AM »
Downing St says that he wasn't blaming care homes but  “pointing out that nobody knew what the correct procedures were because the extent of asymptomatic transmission was not known at the time”

This is an essential point, because at some point there's going to be an investigation of whether the Government wrongly discharged people who did not show COVID symptoms back into care homes, causing many  thousands of premature deaths. Their response, I think, will be that, yes, with hindsight, it would have been better not to have made the transfers, but "the extent of asymptomatic transmission was not known at the time." Hancock began to sow the seeds of this defence in the Marr show on Sunday. 
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« Reply #390 on: July 07, 2020, 07:40:58 AM »
Yes, but what Johnson actually said was not that 'nobody knew' the right procedures but that the care homes didn't follow the right procedures. He is now trying to furiously back-pedal.
"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

'The test of a work of art is, in the end, our affection for it, not our ability to explain why it is good' (Stanley Kubrick).

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« Reply #391 on: July 07, 2020, 08:14:56 AM »
Slip of the tongue I suspect, it’s a storm in a teacup.
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« Reply #392 on: July 07, 2020, 08:53:26 AM »
Slip of the tongue I suspect, it’s a storm in a teacup.

And then even just a tea-cup of this size. For sure.



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« Reply #393 on: July 07, 2020, 09:15:16 AM »
Slip of the tongue I suspect, it’s a storm in a teacup.

Care home staff interviewed on the local news tonight would beg to differ. A carer who stayed away from her family for 3 months working in her care home asked Boris Johnson "to get his backside over here and do their job for only a day and see how it works out for him..."...

Seething doesn't even come close by the looks of it...
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« Reply #394 on: July 07, 2020, 12:48:47 PM »
Yes, it was the tone of Johnson's remark which made it clear what he meant.
"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

'The test of a work of art is, in the end, our affection for it, not our ability to explain why it is good' (Stanley Kubrick).

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« Reply #395 on: July 07, 2020, 10:54:21 PM »
Care home staff interviewed on the local news tonight would beg to differ. A carer who stayed away from her family for 3 months working in her care home asked Boris Johnson "to get his backside over here and do their job for only a day and see how it works out for him..."...

Seething doesn't even come close by the looks of it...

She needs to be careful what she wishes for as I could see Boris doing that. OK, caring may turn out not to be his forte but bet he would cheer up the residents. :D
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« Reply #396 on: July 07, 2020, 11:42:49 PM »
She needs to be careful what she wishes for as I could see Boris doing that. OK, caring may turn out not to be his forte but bet he would cheer up the residents. :D

Fair point...  ;D considering how he went about handling a mop when he visited a flooded town some months ago, they'll be bound to laugh...or they'll have his guts for garters...not sure..

More importantly, what actually IS his forte ?? I mean...a positive one.. :P :P
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« Reply #397 on: July 09, 2020, 12:48:36 AM »
Fair point...  ;D considering how he went about handling a mop when he visited a flooded town some months ago, they'll be bound to laugh...or they'll have his guts for garters...not sure..

More importantly, what actually IS his forte ?? I mean...a positive one.. :P :P

https://youtu.be/kE186w91YVU
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« Reply #398 on: July 09, 2020, 12:53:43 AM »
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Re: The Boris Johnson thread.
« Reply #399 on: July 09, 2020, 01:27:07 AM »


More importantly, what actually IS his forte ?? I mean...a positive one.. :P :P

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