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Andy Burnham: “don’t throw Manchester hire bikes in the canal”


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I dont like the term snowflake, it just seems an lazy put down of someone you dont agree with. The use of woke confuses me. It is used as a dismissive put down in a similar way but a definition includes being alert to injustice in society. I would hope that something we would all aspire to, regardless of any political persuasions  

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10 minutes ago, The Welsh Cruiser said:

I know, left wing hatred of anything connected with Judaism goes back to the Russian revolution. It has nothing to do with the political persuasion of the leaders of Israel.  

Absolutely. Trotsky was Jewish, so that proves it. And that Jesus? Talk about a snowflake. And you couldn't get more left wing than that Hitler bloke, ran that Socialist party back in the day, so that proves it even more.

How did we get into this ignorant nonsense from throwing bikes into a canal?

Political drivel belongs in the section reserved for such stupidities, not general boating. Or the sport of bike chucking.

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8 minutes ago, Ianws said:

I dont like the term snowflake, it just seems an lazy put down of someone you dont agree with. The use of woke confuses me. It is used as a dismissive put down in a similar way but a definition includes being alert to injustice in society. I would hope that something we would all aspire to, regardless of any political persuasions  

'Woke' describes someone who seeks to gain social credit by unblinking support of any so called progressive liberal initiative. Whether the initiative relates to the colour of someone's skin, their sexuality, where they live or anything else the woke person will automatically agree, without thought. They will support the notion and attempt to denigrate the character of anyone who doesn't agree, even if such a thing defies logic. The social credit comes about via what's known as virtue signaling, that's when the woke person 'speaks out' in support of the liberal notion.     

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7 hours ago, The Welsh Cruiser said:

'Woke' describes someone who seeks to gain social credit by unblinking support of any so called progressive liberal initiative. Whether the initiative relates to the colour of someone's skin, their sexuality, where they live or anything else the woke person will automatically agree, without thought. They will support the notion and attempt to denigrate the character of anyone who doesn't agree, even if such a thing defies logic. The social credit comes about via what's known as virtue signaling, that's when the woke person 'speaks out' in support of the liberal notion.     

Idiot.

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7 hours ago, Arthur Marshall said:

How did we get into this ignorant nonsense from throwing bikes into a canal?

Political drivel belongs in the section reserved for such stupidities, not general boating. Or the sport of bike chucking.

 

Point of Order M'lud.

 

This is the fishing, cycling and walking board, not General Boating. Politics is fine in here (it appears).

 

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, MtB said:

 

Point of Order M'lud.

 

This is the fishing, cycling and walking board, not General Boating. Politics is fine in here (it appears).

 

 

 

 

So it is. I hadn't noticed, just caught it in  the new posts list. That explains why racists are allowed to inhabit it and spout their drivel.

I appreciate the correction. As I don't fish, no longer cycle, and walk as little as possible, it's obviously no place for the likes of me. Anyway, the above contributor excepted, I don't like the company much.

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7 minutes ago, Arthur Marshall said:

So it is. I hadn't noticed, just caught it in  the new posts list. That explains why racists are allowed to inhabit it and spout their drivel.

I appreciate the correction. As I don't fish, no longer cycle, and walk as little as possible, it's obviously no place for the likes of me. Anyway, the above contributor excepted, I don't like the company much.

Who are these racists you speak of? 

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I think you will find that  anti-semitism was rife in Eastern Europe long before the Russian Revolution: they had Pogroms in the Czarist era. 

 

When I was a student in the late 1960's I went on holiday with friends and friends of friends. Two of the latter were brothers, sons of a Polish fighter pilot who had escaped to the UK on the fall of Poland and had fought in the Battle of Britain. The older brother remarked on the tales he had heard on his  grandmother's knee about the evil jews who had "killed our Lord". (In a magazine article, the late Larry Adler [the harmonica player] once mentioned having had this insult  thrown at him as a child growing up in the American South.) 

 

I mentioned this when I went back to college, and another student of Polish extraction said that the very worst insult a Pole could use was to call someone a jew.  

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