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by OpiateOfTheMasses
Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: HELLO Hello hello...
Replies: 20
Views: 1824

Re: HELLO Hello hello...

It does seem quiet.

How are we all coping with the various lockdowns at the moment? Successfully managing to avoid the coronavirus? Are you being allowed to WFH?
by OpiateOfTheMasses
Mon Nov 25, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: The Man in the High Castle
Replies: 0
Views: 402

The Man in the High Castle

I've just watched the end of season 4 of the TMITHC and I was very much left with a WTF? Was it just me or did anyone else feel like they were suddenly told to try to wrap up all the plot lines and this was a 10-minutes-to-the-deadline idea?
by OpiateOfTheMasses
Tue Dec 25, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: Merry Christmas!
Replies: 5
Views: 1382

Merry Christmas!

Hope you all have a good day!
by OpiateOfTheMasses
Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Happy birthday to the one and only Aels!
Replies: 4
Views: 1287

Re: Happy birthday to the one and only Aels!

Damn Reasons! I knew I hated them!

Happy Birthday though! Sorry I'm late. Life is busy at the moment... (which is no excuse!)
by OpiateOfTheMasses
Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: He’s here!
Replies: 10
Views: 2570

Re: He’s here!

Congratulations!
by OpiateOfTheMasses
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Nothing about the Mid Terms?
Replies: 9
Views: 2378

Nothing about the Mid Terms?

I was expecting some comments or thoughts now we're a day "after the fact". I stayed up all night watching the results coming in (and booked today off as annual leave so I could do so). I love election coverage. The results are almost secondary to the stats and figures and all the numbers....
by OpiateOfTheMasses
Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Leftist twitter...
Replies: 43
Views: 6614

Re: Leftist twitter...

I could be wrong, but I think I might be picking up a hint of sarcasm in some of that post... but regardless I will continue. Yes - some people do plan for the future. But from my experience/observations many do not. I don't know how it works in America but here in the UK, the government only fairly...
by OpiateOfTheMasses
Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: Leftist twitter...
Replies: 43
Views: 6614

Re: Leftist twitter...

I said it can work, but it relies on a large amount of goodwill from all the participants. And looking at the examples you list - they generally started from scratch like that, so the people joining them are signing up to it from Day One and know exactly what they're getting into to. So if this is t...
by OpiateOfTheMasses
Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Leftist twitter...
Replies: 43
Views: 6614

Re: Leftist twitter...

It's great in theory and I can see it working in small work places, but it relies on a large amount of goodwill from the participants. In a large organisation though (e.g. many thousands of people working at multiple sites - potentially very remote from each other) you certainly couldn't expect ever...
by OpiateOfTheMasses
Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Leftist twitter...
Replies: 43
Views: 6614

Re: Leftist twitter...

"Workers owning the means of production" is a slightly vague statement. Let's say that they do. How is that ownership shared out? Equally? Or based on length of service (so someone who's been there gets a larger share than someone who's only been there a couple of months) or some other way...
by OpiateOfTheMasses
Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Leftist twitter...
Replies: 43
Views: 6614

Re: Leftist twitter...

Y'see. There's a moral there. You should be more like me. Fiscally right wing. I'm socially very liberal - but when it comes to the money, I can't tear myself away from believing that if you earn it you should get to keep a big chunk of it. You don't catch us arguing over the minutiae of socialism l...
by OpiateOfTheMasses
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Victim Blaming & Women's Safety
Replies: 4
Views: 1435

Victim Blaming & Women's Safety

Saw this article on the BBC today and it got me thinking: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-45809169 Yes - in an ideal world women should be able to walk down dark alleyways late at night and listen to music and so on because they're not doing anything wrong, so telling them to take precautions ...
by OpiateOfTheMasses
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Random news/topics/opinions(contribute your own if want)
Replies: 95
Views: 15011

Re: Random news/topics/opinions(contribute your own if want)

Anakin McFly wrote:It's ok, he has beer. He likes beer. Many people like beer. Do you like beer?


I like beer. I'm less keen on sexually assaulting people though. Even after a few beers.
by OpiateOfTheMasses
Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: On my way to OH
Replies: 7
Views: 1829

Re: On my way to OH

Is Ohio good? I've been to America dozens of times and never had the slightest inclination to go there. Is there something of note there? Am I missing out?
by OpiateOfTheMasses
Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: I'm voting for Trump.
Replies: 30
Views: 5594

Re: I'm voting for Trump.

Vote Putin! (cut out the middleman)
by OpiateOfTheMasses
Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: I'm voting for Trump.
Replies: 30
Views: 5594

Re: I'm voting for Trump.

Well we have Trump over here now and the novelty's worn off already. You can have him back now.
by OpiateOfTheMasses
Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: Becoming More Fiscally Right Wing as I get Older...
Replies: 3
Views: 1061

Re: Becoming More Fiscally Right Wing as I get Older...

We have raised our retirement age to 67 too and that will undoubtedly increase over time too. Obviously this doesn't apply to the people near retirement - only the younger people (again). Labour's current policies won't actually make it better. In fact you could argue they will make it worse. They b...
by OpiateOfTheMasses
Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Becoming More Fiscally Right Wing as I get Older...
Replies: 3
Views: 1061

Becoming More Fiscally Right Wing as I get Older...

I appreciate that a lot of what I'm going to say is going to be unpopular, but it's annoying me and I wanted to get it off my chest. So here it is. Here in the UK (and some of this applies to other countries to some extent) we have the NHS and we have various state benefits and state pensions - that...
by OpiateOfTheMasses
Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Happy Birthday Dragon!
Replies: 2
Views: 1004

Re: Happy Birthday Dragon!

Happy Birthday! All the best!
by OpiateOfTheMasses
Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Harley Davidson's Response to Trump's Trade War
Replies: 4
Views: 1418

Re: Harley Davidson's Response to Trump's Trade War

That would be funny if that was a real response, but alas I fear you're right and it's fake. But Trump's response is typical in that his default action is to try to bully people and deflect from the possibility that he could bear any personal responsibility for any of it. I suspect the truth of the ...
by OpiateOfTheMasses
Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Harley Davidson's Response to Trump's Trade War
Replies: 4
Views: 1418

Harley Davidson's Response to Trump's Trade War

They're going to start making more of their bikes outside of America. I'm not sure that's what Trump had in mind when he started all this? Or did he? Does he know what he's doing?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-44604280
by OpiateOfTheMasses
Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Toronto Attack and Incels
Replies: 18
Views: 4132

Toronto Attack and Incels

So the Toronto attack has been linked to Incels. I really don't get incels. I'm no looker and I've certainly not done well with "the ladies" (until I met my wonderful wife) but I never felt any sense of entitlement or that I have somehow been wronged by the world. So what the fuck is wrong...
by OpiateOfTheMasses
Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: muh liberal media
Replies: 2
Views: 1092

Re: muh liberal media

I had no idea there was a strike going on in America (or what it's over). When are they sending the strike breakers in? (Just finished watching Damnation)
by OpiateOfTheMasses
Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Straw man arguments and gun control
Replies: 17
Views: 3943

Re: Straw man arguments and gun control

Guns should be cancelled. Truth is the mass shooting problem is multi-faceted: 1)Guns 2)Men 3)Guns 4)Right-wingery 6)Mental illness? 7)It's guns 8)Whiteness? 9)Guns 10)America 11)Man-babies 12)Did I mention the guns? In conclusion, a dangerous percentage of conservative, white, gun-fetishizing Amer...
by OpiateOfTheMasses
Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Straw man arguments and gun control
Replies: 17
Views: 3943

Re: Straw man arguments and gun control

Good effort on the "being even handed" on the arguments front there! I think the bottom line is that guns do make it easier to kill people (in the same way that you're right and cars make it easier to have traffic accidents) so it's perfectly reasonable to have controls in place making sur...
by OpiateOfTheMasses
Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: I'm getting spammed by bizarre messages from a stranger
Replies: 34
Views: 5085

Re: I'm getting spammed by bizarre messages from a stranger

Well that at least sounds a bit positive.
by OpiateOfTheMasses
Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: Damn
Replies: 16
Views: 2713

Re: Damn

Who won?

Who was playing?

Do people really think that American football is a sport?
by OpiateOfTheMasses
Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Important truths
Replies: 4
Views: 1378

Re: Important truths

He grew peanuts. (that's all I know about him and I'm not even 100% sure about that)
by OpiateOfTheMasses
Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: I'm getting spammed by bizarre messages from a stranger
Replies: 34
Views: 5085

Re: I'm getting spammed by bizarre messages from a stranger

oh man she just spammed me with extremely obscene photos of her butt and naked body slathered in shit. :( :( :( :( :( it's nauseating and now I want to completely destroy her. Just so we can judge her levels of depravation perhaps you should share these pictures with us? For educational purposes on...
by OpiateOfTheMasses
Sun Dec 31, 2017 11:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Happy New Year!
Replies: 5
Views: 1515

Happy New Year!

Wishing you all a healthy, wealthy and happy 2018!
by OpiateOfTheMasses
Tue Dec 26, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Merry Christmas, Pitters.
Replies: 8
Views: 2008

Re: Merry Christmas, Pitters.

Happy Holidays. (That's what we're meant to say isn't it?)...

Nah! Merry Christmas! Hope you're all having a great time and that Santa spoiled you rotten. My in-laws have final left so I'm feeling a lot happier about life now!
by OpiateOfTheMasses
Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The CDC is now banned from using the words...
Replies: 6
Views: 1453

Re: The CDC is now banned from using the words...

But fascists tend to have the coolest uniforms at least.
by OpiateOfTheMasses
Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: AELS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 1513

Re: AELS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Happy birthday. Sorry I'm late. I can empathise with not coming here quite as much as you used to - my real life seems to be much busier than usual too at the moment.
by OpiateOfTheMasses
Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: So today i actually had to explain to someone online
Replies: 12
Views: 2653

Re: So today i actually had to explain to someone online

Yup. That's why you have:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marxism%E2%80%93Leninism

I haven't bothered reading the details, but the name "Marxism–Leninism" kinda tells you everything you need to know, right?
by OpiateOfTheMasses
Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mobile (Cell) Phone
Replies: 5
Views: 1345

Re: Mobile (Cell) Phone

Thanks! I have been looking at the Huawei phones, but hadn't considered the Moto ones.
by OpiateOfTheMasses
Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: I got blocked by a vegan on Twitter
Replies: 26
Views: 4446

Re: I got blocked by a vegan on Twitter

I read it as beer. But that may say more about me. [shame]
by OpiateOfTheMasses
Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Which murderous villain are you
Replies: 29
Views: 4674

Re: Which murderous villain are you

Hahaha!
by OpiateOfTheMasses
Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Which murderous villain are you
Replies: 29
Views: 4674

Re: Which murderous villain are you

I got Joseph Stalin. Do I win a prize for being the biggest mass murderer so far?
by OpiateOfTheMasses
Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: I got blocked by a vegan on Twitter
Replies: 26
Views: 4446

Re: I got blocked by a vegan on Twitter

My sister in law is a full vegan and I find the concept slightly stupid. My wife has banned me from discussing it with her sister. Surely the logical conclusion of full veganism would be to shun oil and all its derivatives? As oil is ultimately an animal product.... And if you give up oil, not only ...
by OpiateOfTheMasses
Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mobile (Cell) Phone
Replies: 5
Views: 1345

Re: Mobile (Cell) Phone

I tend to buy a sim-free phone and sort out the contract separately, so I'm just looking for a handset. My current phone is a Samsung S5 Mini so I would ideally like something around the same size so it fits into jean's pockets easily enough - I don't want a huge phone. I'm happy to pay about £200 (...
by OpiateOfTheMasses
Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mobile (Cell) Phone
Replies: 5
Views: 1345

Mobile (Cell) Phone

I'm thinking about getting a new phone. I've always had Samsung and I like Android, but I kinda resent paying over the odds just cos it's Samsung so I was considering trying a different make (and no - I don't want an Apple). But when I start looking at HTC, Huawei, LG, etc they all kinda blur into t...
by OpiateOfTheMasses
Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Gender role test
Replies: 15
Views: 3193

Re: Gender role test

78% Masculine and 14% Feminine

I guess the people that came up with this were 100% Feminine (or should that be 85%?) cos it doesn't add up?
by OpiateOfTheMasses
Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: Louis C.K.
Replies: 11
Views: 2547

Re: Louis C.K.

I'd never heard of him either.
by OpiateOfTheMasses
Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Koigate is why Trump got elected
Replies: 14
Views: 3140

Re: Koigate is why Trump got elected

The EC system is the product of a historical system that created it and is no longer fit for purpose. In the modern age where every ballot can be quickly and directly voted and applied there isn't really a good reason on things like the election of a president (where by definition there can only be ...
by OpiateOfTheMasses
Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Koigate is why Trump got elected
Replies: 14
Views: 3140

Re: Koigate is why Trump got elected

Were those articles edited since you posted them? Because neither of them did what you said they did. Also, I have no idea what Opiate is trying to say, but it seems to me that he's trying to defend the media being dishonest. I guess I am defending the media being dishonest. (In a way) The problem ...
by OpiateOfTheMasses
Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Koigate is why Trump got elected
Replies: 14
Views: 3140

Re: Koigate is why Trump got elected

They've tried taking the high road before. And all the people that respond to those arguments know he's a moron, so pointing that sort of thing out again isn't going to change their opinion. And the people that still support him obviously don't respond to that sort thing - they like short-easy-to-un...
by OpiateOfTheMasses
Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Do me a favor
Replies: 10
Views: 2469

Re: Do me a favor

Done.
by OpiateOfTheMasses
Thu Sep 07, 2017 7:04 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mur
Replies: 1
Views: 704

Mur

There's a lot of weather in Mur's part of the world at the moment - hopefully it won't effect you too much, but good luck and best wishes!
by OpiateOfTheMasses
Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Total eclipse on August 21st
Replies: 25
Views: 4078

Re: Total eclipse on August 21st

Whilst you're a very young 30, you are wise beyond your years...
by OpiateOfTheMasses
Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:52 am
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: Winter is Here
Replies: 242
Views: 22591

Re: Winter is Here

If executing two people (who would only come back to fight her anyway) sends a message to others and discourages/demoralises them then it may well save lives in the long run. War is a nasty process and people will die - it's all in question of minimising casualties.

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