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TCB
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3858 posts since 5/7/11

11 Sep 2019 14:54
nothingelseworked wrote: What is going on in here Laughing out loud

definitely gone a bit weird.
Dee
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11233 posts since 22/11/07

11 Sep 2019 17:25
long may it continue Laughing out loud
MLI
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4493 posts since 6/10/09

11 Sep 2019 20:51
Mr.X. wrote: Does that mean you can be sexually objective?

What the fuck does sexually objective mean?

This behaviour has been okay in society for too long until recent times.

Is "society" hollywood and twitter?

pops
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4039 posts since 2/9/09

12 Sep 2019 06:27
Mr.X. wrote: On this forum you come across as though your ego has taken over and at no point do you think about others or have any empathy for them. .

Coming from you of all people Laughing out loud

JustinCredible
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2534 posts since 11/6/08

25 Sep 2019 09:47
Facebook news feed lately has been a target rich environment for pulling up my idiotic pals who are sharing political fake news, for example last night a pal kicking off sharing an image saying something along the lines of "omg Macron just been on live TV in Europe saying if UK don't leave the EU without a deal they will have to pay 50 billion pounds, accept to take 300,000 immigrants per year and adopt the Euro". I genuinely think he is stupid enough to believe this actually happened, perpetuating the myth and reinforcing his/his friends views.

Then the Greta Thunberg speech has triggered the same people which got me thinking it's interesting how people from different generations / demographics / regions of the country do seem to have most of the below in common, and preach on Facebook with such passion & vitriol (with scant regard for the truth) that it's no wonder the idiots are winning.

Generalising somewhat but the general narrative they (mostly) have in common is along the lines of:

- Despise the EU
- Support a no deal Brexit
- Make Britain great again
- Love a bit of Boris / Rees-Mogg
- Jeremy Corbyn is a traitor (IRA)
- Support Trump
- Strongly against immigration in any form
- Climate change is a lie
- Gender fluidity is a myth
- Blame the EU / immigrants / people on welfare for the fact schools / NHS / Police are on the bones of their arse
- Love sharing absolute bants from Ladbible / On the tools / etc. etc.

Fudge/Milspex Have I missed any?
JustinCredible
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2534 posts since 11/6/08

25 Sep 2019 09:50
Few more

- anyone who disagrees with any of the above is a snowflake
- Tommy Robinson is the saviour of the working man
- Daily mail reader
Mr.X.
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2866 posts since 23/6/13

25 Sep 2019 10:38
What's your point? I wouldn't say it was a recent thing, Facebook has been doing it for years. Hence why hardly anyone posts/uses it.
MrW
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2557 posts since 1/8/11

25 Sep 2019 10:49
nothingelseworked
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3308 posts since 21/2/10

25 Sep 2019 11:39
Oh my fucking god^ Laughing out loud
swiftus
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815 posts since 1/7/09

25 Sep 2019 13:08
Got to be a wind-up…surely?
padawan
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4087 posts since 27/6/03

25 Sep 2019 13:20
Joris Bonson
EssexBoyII
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6538 posts since 5/6/07

25 Sep 2019 13:21
Deuce, what’s your brother doing on TV?
deuce
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13714 posts since 21/1/08

25 Sep 2019 15:32
genuinely thought it was you at first
smith
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10784 posts since 5/5/04

25 Sep 2019 16:37
Young Peter Kay.
Dee
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11233 posts since 22/11/07

25 Sep 2019 17:22


Laughing out loud beeb knew exactly what they were doing here.
Dee
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11233 posts since 22/11/07

25 Sep 2019 17:28
..which could be just a little bit wrong.
stoney
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17418 posts since 22/1/05

25 Sep 2019 18:11
Swinsons on here feet in the commons, top bangers
Dee
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11233 posts since 22/11/07

25 Sep 2019 18:21
purple jugs
Dee
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11233 posts since 22/11/07

25 Sep 2019 18:22
tusks like a row of bombed houses
fudge.dredd
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posted 25 Sep 2019 20:53, edited 25 Sep 2019 20:53
JustinCredible wrote: Facebook news feed lately has been a target rich environment for pulling up my idiotic pals who are sharing political fake news, for example last night a pal kicking off sharing an image saying something along the lines of "omg Macron just been on live TV in Europe saying if UK don't leave the EU without a deal they will have to pay 50 billion pounds, accept to take 300,000 immigrants per year and adopt the Euro". I genuinely think he is stupid enough to believe this actually happened, perpetuating the myth and reinforcing his/his friends views.

Then the Greta Thunberg speech has triggered the same people which got me thinking it's interesting how people from different generations / demographics / regions of the country do seem to have most of the below in common, and preach on Facebook with such passion & vitriol (with scant regard for the truth) that it's no wonder the idiots are winning.

Generalising somewhat but the general narrative they (mostly) have in common is along the lines of:

- Despise the EU
- Support a no deal Brexit
- Make Britain great again
- Love a bit of Boris / Rees-Mogg
- Jeremy Corbyn is a traitor (IRA)
- Support Trump
- Strongly against immigration in any form
- Climate change is a lie
- Gender fluidity is a myth
- Blame the EU / immigrants / people on welfare for the fact schools / NHS / Police are on the bones of their arse
- Love sharing absolute bants from Ladbible / On the tools / etc. etc.

Fudge/Milspex Have I missed any?

Will need to clarify this post.

Firstly I’ve never been on Facebook as I saw it for what it would end up being when it first came out.

Second of all, the Thunberg speech wasn’t ‘triggering’ at all. I just don’t believe she should be on the worlds stage and be put under the intense microscope of the worlds media.

And going through your little list, let’s make a few things clear. No one ‘despised’ the EU before the referendum. It’s since the result that people are seeing just how undemocratic and far reaching their policies are and have been for many years, as well as how damaging for our economy.

As for Jeremy Corbyn - well he’s friends with any despot or enemy of the UK or USA, that’s clear enough.

Supporting Trump - well that goes hand in hand with the first point. People see Trump as one of the few voices against the groupthink that has been allowed to fester and grow in the heart of our institutions.

Against immigration? I’ve never been against immigration - I would say we need fair immigration in and out of this country. My parents were immigrants. Legal ones. They didn’t flout the law and didn’t live alternative lives when they came here. They assimilated.

Climate change - please use the original terms of global warming and global cooling, why don’t you? Because the terms changed with the facts. I went from one country to another and ‘climate change’ took place. Of course the climate changes. But do I believe that man made climate change is real and we can do ANYTHING to realistically impact it? No.

Gender fluidity? Fuck, I won’t even go there.

And talking about immigration again. You know what would be bad for the environment? Millions of people going from undeveloped countries to developed ones. Because we’d have to cater for all those people wouldn’t we? Why is the left so pro open borders? People coming from low ‘carbon footprint’ countries to ones with larger ones? To create more congestion? So why doesn’t Thunberg stand up and tell the world we need to reduce global immigration as its hurting the environment?

And simple math doesn’t lie - if 300k more people enter this country every year (net) then that creates a larger demand on hospitals and schools. If you don’t agree with that, then you’re the blind one, not me.

And I’ve never been on ladbible.

You need to read Le Camp des Saints by Raspail.