Banter 2021 Off-Topic Chat Thread

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Partridge

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Wonder who this is referring to. Nothing untoward happened, but it certainly wouldn't be a good look, especially with what's been happening recently...

Surely that's irrelevant though, morality is at stake here.

There's no name, no location, and the anonymous word of an anonymous user. Approaching someone is undoubtedly a heinous crime.

You get the torches and I'll get the pitchforks.
 

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Surely that's irrelevant though, morality is at stake here.

There's no name, no location, and the anonymous word of an anonymous user. Approaching someone is undoubtedly a heinous crime.

You get the torches and I'll get the pitchforks.
Yeah, people are full of sh*t. Fair chance it didn't even happen.
Like that guy tweeting about Collingwood or that cafe owner offering 5 grand for a job.
Many are extra full of sh*t ATM
 

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Of course he is. The only country that actually fought a war over slavery, and the guy who passed legislation to free them too.

The ignorance of these lunatics is truly impressive. For starters, slavery had existed everywhere for centuries, millenia even. Everyone took part in it; everyone suffered from it. It started way, way before it became an issue in the US, and it continued FOR OVER A CENTURY after the Civil War ended.

Trivia question: Who was the last country to ban slavery?
Answer: Mauritania, 1980.
Tip: Don't ask what colour the people are there or what religion they practice.

Don't expect these cretins to be able to find it on a map either.
There are 40 million people in slavery at the moment.
Not many care about them or are outraged at the leaders of those countries.
Its so ridiculous. Why ban history anyway?
It always repeats. We'll learn nothing.
 

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There are 40 million people in slavery at the moment.
Not many care about them or are outraged at the leaders of those countries.
Its so ridiculous. Why ban history anyway?
It always repeats. We'll learn nothing.
I was going to say the same thing. That slavery still exists in many places. Doesn’t stop stupid people claiming slavery has been abolished though.
 

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Looks like an empty threat. Can’t see her following through.
Seems like she is.

Important difference though - she was allegedly called a 'lying cow' for claiming her office hadn't provided enough support, not because she'd claimed rape.

I still don't see how she can claim any 'damage' to her reputation until she first proves a) she was indeed raped, and b) in light of that fact, the support given was inadequate.

It's an immensely difficult situation for the innocent party, and a decision shouldn't be determined by a court of public opinion. It has to be resolved by irrefutable proof.
 

Partridge

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There are 40 million people in slavery at the moment.
Not many care about them or are outraged at the leaders of those countries.
Its so ridiculous. Why ban history anyway?
It always repeats. We'll learn nothing.
Precisely.

Not only that, but America was pretty much the only place where slavery actually had a race component. For most of history, slaves were the same ethnicity as their masters. Which makes perfect sense as until the age of exploration (and even beyond it) there was no possibility of going across an ocean to find people, or of bringing them back alive. The idea that slavery equates to racism is firstly illogical and secondly demonstrably wrong.

Only one part of the world was genuinely bothered enough by slavery to want to stop it, even at financial cost to itself. That was Western Europe and particularly the British Empire. Good luck reading that in any media today.
 

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Yeah, people are full of sh*t. Fair chance it didn't even happen.
Like that guy tweeting about Collingwood or that cafe owner offering 5 grand for a job.
Many are extra full of sh*t ATM
a few things I've read have suggested that cafe owner is an ass, and it's not so much that people don't want a job but just that people don't want to work for him - which seems to be a common theme amongst those business owners crying poor of the unemployed
 

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Seems like she is.

Important difference though - she was allegedly called a 'lying cow' for claiming her office hadn't provided enough support, not because she'd claimed rape.

I still don't see how she can claim any 'damage' to her reputation until she first proves a) she was indeed raped, and b) in light of that fact, the support given was inadequate.

It's an immensely difficult situation for the innocent party, and a decision shouldn't be determined by a court of public opinion. It has to be resolved by irrefutable proof.
But will she actually follow through with it when legal advice tells her she won’t win?
 

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Apparently it was in his first book?

The over sensitivity is just bewildering. I heard a female politician say 'it's no wonder our country can't progress when it gets offended by a simple book'.
I read this morning that dr sueuss was a liberal, and wrote his books to help promote ending racism. These people always end up eating their own.
 

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Decided I should do the right thing and put both my phone & watch on silent mode during the work day - probably a good thing as I just had 3 phone calls regarding a job application from Tuesday

If anyone wants a casual job as a metre reader, there's opportunities available
 

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Decided I should do the right thing and put both my phone & watch on silent mode during the work day - probably a good thing as I just had 3 phone calls regarding a job application from Tuesday

If anyone wants a casual job as a metre reader, there's opportunities available
Great casual job if you want to get fit and meet people and dogs. :)
 

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