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  • orraloonorraloon Posts: 6,022
    That there are so many seriously FAT people in this dUK. I have spent time in USAnia so my metrics are calibrated. This hot weather spring must be bringing them out. There are many times in past few weeks I have looked, flinched and thought 'why?' There's 'yeah I've put on a bit of flab' then there's 'jeez, you kiddin' me?'

    Don't see such enormity in France, Italy, Spain...
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 40,119
    orraloon said:

    That there are so many seriously FAT people in this dUK. I have spent time in USAnia so my metrics are calibrated. This hot weather spring must be bringing them out. There are many times in past few weeks I have looked, flinched and thought 'why?' There's 'yeah I've put on a bit of flab' then there's 'jeez, you kiddin' me?'

    Don't see such enormity in France, Italy, Spain...

    I think the cases of 'lockdown ar$e' far outnumber those of COVID-19.
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  • capt_slogcapt_slog Posts: 3,288
    Stevo_666 said:

    orraloon said:

    That there are so many seriously FAT people in this dUK. I have spent time in USAnia so my metrics are calibrated. This hot weather spring must be bringing them out. There are many times in past few weeks I have looked, flinched and thought 'why?' There's 'yeah I've put on a bit of flab' then there's 'jeez, you kiddin' me?'

    Don't see such enormity in France, Italy, Spain...

    I think the cases of 'lockdown ar$e' far outnumber those of COVID-19.
    But they had it before covid


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  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 40,119
    capt_slog said:

    Stevo_666 said:

    orraloon said:

    That there are so many seriously FAT people in this dUK. I have spent time in USAnia so my metrics are calibrated. This hot weather spring must be bringing them out. There are many times in past few weeks I have looked, flinched and thought 'why?' There's 'yeah I've put on a bit of flab' then there's 'jeez, you kiddin' me?'

    Don't see such enormity in France, Italy, Spain...

    I think the cases of 'lockdown ar$e' far outnumber those of COVID-19.
    But they had it before covid
    I think it's spreading though.
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  • ProssPross Posts: 22,337
    Not trivial but why do 'protesters' against police violence decide to smash up cars and shops? Throwing a boulder through the window of an Amazon store chanting 'I can't breathe' and 'Black lives matter' makes no sense whatsoever.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 38,482
    Pross said:

    Not trivial but why do 'protesters' against police violence decide to smash up cars and shops? Throwing a boulder through the window of an Amazon store chanting 'I can't breathe' and 'Black lives matter' makes no sense whatsoever.

    Or looting and yes.
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  • ProssPross Posts: 22,337
    pinno said:

    Pross said:

    Not trivial but why do 'protesters' against police violence decide to smash up cars and shops? Throwing a boulder through the window of an Amazon store chanting 'I can't breathe' and 'Black lives matter' makes no sense whatsoever.

    Or looting and yes.
    I sort of understand looting. Take the opportunity of a break down in law and order to steal what you fancy. I don't get it when they steal anything just because it's there though.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 38,482
    Sure but in terms of protesting against the crime...
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  • ProssPross Posts: 22,337
    No, it's pure oppurtunism of course.
  • verylonglegsverylonglegs Posts: 3,423
    Pross said:

    Not trivial but why do 'protesters' against police violence decide to smash up cars and shops? Throwing a boulder through the window of an Amazon store chanting 'I can't breathe' and 'Black lives matter' makes no sense whatsoever.

    Because sometimes it's the only way change happens? Plus having seen a brief clip of the incident I can only imagine what it's like to live somewhere like that. The subsequent actions are born out of pure frustration I would have thought, it's not about a rational attack on Amazon.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 38,482
    Protest is justifiable. Wanton vandalism and opportunism isn't.
    It's a bit like Hezbollah - as long as they (self appointed to a degree) represent the people of Lebanon, the plight of the Lebanese looses credibility (for me at least).
    Wouldn't the world sit up and pay more attention to a political group not intent on launching random missiles into Isreal and terrorism, who protested through the right channels and in a way that wasn't a mix of stone throwing and Molotov coktails?
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  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 11,356
    To be fair, peaceful(ish and mostly one sided) negotiations in the USA on the race matter has been going on for 150 years. There comes a time when the camel's back breaks.
    Not defending rioting, but understanding the frustration.
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  • pinnopinno Posts: 38,482
    I understand it but I just question if it's justifiable.
    The background to it is the continually widening gap between rich and poor, the disenfranchised - for whom some where re-connected (temporarily) under Obama, that has now been blown away, the lack of a proper welfare state, education depending on your Zip code and a lack of a proper health service.
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    W - Wiggle Honda

    "This year will be harder than last year. But that is good news; this year will be easier than next year." President of Abyssinia's annual address to the nation.
  • CargobikeCargobike Posts: 136
    Incidentally, it was reported in Saturdays Times that the government scientists on the SAGE committee were surprised that looting and rioting hadn't happened here in the UK during the C19 lockdown.
    Looking at the way some of the twats have been behaving today around the country I could see it happening here before too long.
  • surrey_commutersurrey_commuter Posts: 10,252
    pinno said:

    I understand it but I just question if it's justifiable.
    The background to it is the continually widening gap between rich and poor, the disenfranchised - for whom some where re-connected (temporarily) under Obama, that has now been blown away, the lack of a proper welfare state, education depending on your Zip code and a lack of a proper health service.

    Alternatively it is because riots are tremendously exhilarating and once you have achieved dominance over the authorities you can do what you like.

    To me the stupidity is rioting where you live.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 47,415 Lives Here
    edited 31 May
    Have an underdeveloped theory about a nation where films and film tropes are so totemic in culture and then technology improving so everyone can film everything.

    Everyone ends up living their life like they’re a character in one.

    Not enormously original, sopranos covered it, but still.
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 11,356

    pinno said:

    I understand it but I just question if it's justifiable.
    The background to it is the continually widening gap between rich and poor, the disenfranchised - for whom some where re-connected (temporarily) under Obama, that has now been blown away, the lack of a proper welfare state, education depending on your Zip code and a lack of a proper health service.

    Alternatively it is because riots are tremendously exhilarating and once you have achieved dominance over the authorities you can do what you like.

    To me the stupidity is rioting where you live.
    According to the Trumpster most of the troublesome ones have been travelling to riot elsewhere.
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  • surrey_commutersurrey_commuter Posts: 10,252
    pblakeney said:

    pinno said:

    I understand it but I just question if it's justifiable.
    The background to it is the continually widening gap between rich and poor, the disenfranchised - for whom some where re-connected (temporarily) under Obama, that has now been blown away, the lack of a proper welfare state, education depending on your Zip code and a lack of a proper health service.

    Alternatively it is because riots are tremendously exhilarating and once you have achieved dominance over the authorities you can do what you like.

    To me the stupidity is rioting where you live.
    According to the Trumpster most of the troublesome ones have been travelling to riot elsewhere.
    It makes more sense and certainly happened in the London riots, which resulted in locals protecting their own patch.
  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 9,578
    Posters with most likes. List below shows date posters achieved 100 likes. Maybe there is a lot of love on Cake Stop.

    tailwindhome 11 June
    Pross 30 May
    steve_sordy 29 May
    pblakeney 26 May
    rick_chasey 24 May
    kingstongraham 21 May
    coopster_the_1st 17 May
    Stevo_666 25 April
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 40,119

    Posters with most likes. List below shows date posters achieved 100 likes. Maybe there is a lot of love on Cake Stop.

    tailwindhome 11 June
    Pross 30 May
    steve_sordy 29 May
    pblakeney 26 May
    rick_chasey 24 May
    kingstongraham 21 May
    coopster_the_1st 17 May
    Stevo_666 25 April

    Posters with most likes. List below shows date posters achieved 100 likes. Maybe there is a lot of love on Cake Stop.

    tailwindhome 11 June
    Pross 30 May
    steve_sordy 29 May
    pblakeney 26 May
    rick_chasey 24 May
    kingstongraham 21 May
    coopster_the_1st 17 May
    Stevo_666 25 April

    Is it the fact that there are so many likes or is it the posters who have got 100+ that intrigues you?
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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 47,415 Lives Here
    edited 21 June
    A better representation would be ratio of likes vs number of posts since likes were introduced (not expecting anyone to do this)

    Suspect I would be much further down the list on that measure.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 40,119
    I like being top of the league :)
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  • ProssPross Posts: 22,337
    Variation of likes would be a better representation too. Surprised to make the list at all to be honest.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 38,482
    Stevo_666 said:

    I like being top of the league :)

    But nickice and Coopster the 1st are your biggest fans!
    Ha ha.
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  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 40,119
    pinno said:

    Stevo_666 said:

    I like being top of the league :)

    But nickice and Coopster the 1st are your biggest fans!
    Ha ha.
    So where are you on the list? ;)
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  • pinnopinno Posts: 38,482
    Stevo_666 said:

    pinno said:

    Stevo_666 said:

    I like being top of the league :)

    But nickice and Coopster the 1st are your biggest fans!
    Ha ha.
    So where are you on the list? ;)
    Donald Trump gets lots of Likes.
    S - The Brazilian beach volleyball team
    W - Wiggle Honda

    "This year will be harder than last year. But that is good news; this year will be easier than next year." President of Abyssinia's annual address to the nation.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 40,119
    pinno said:

    Stevo_666 said:

    pinno said:

    Stevo_666 said:

    I like being top of the league :)

    But nickice and Coopster the 1st are your biggest fans!
    Ha ha.
    So where are you on the list? ;)
    Donald Trump gets lots of Likes.
    Your jealousy is so transparent :)
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  • pinnopinno Posts: 38,482
    edited 21 June
    Stevo_666 said:

    pinno said:

    Stevo_666 said:

    pinno said:

    Stevo_666 said:

    I like being top of the league :)

    But nickice and Coopster the 1st are your biggest fans!
    Ha ha.
    So where are you on the list? ;)
    Donald Trump gets lots of Likes.
    Your jealousy is so transparent :)
    You keep entertaining your fan base*. It's a free country.

    *Of two.
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    W - Wiggle Honda

    "This year will be harder than last year. But that is good news; this year will be easier than next year." President of Abyssinia's annual address to the nation.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 40,119
    pinno said:

    Stevo_666 said:

    pinno said:

    Stevo_666 said:

    pinno said:

    Stevo_666 said:

    I like being top of the league :)

    But nickice and Coopster the 1st are your biggest fans!
    Ha ha.
    So where are you on the list? ;)
    Donald Trump gets lots of Likes.
    Your jealousy is so transparent :)
    You keep entertaining your fan base*. It's a free country.

    *Of two.
    At least I''ve got one :p
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  • ballysmateballysmate Posts: 13,876
    Perhaps the

    Posters with most likes. List below shows date posters achieved 100 likes. Maybe there is a lot of love on Cake Stop.

    tailwindhome 11 June
    Pross 30 May
    steve_sordy 29 May
    pblakeney 26 May
    rick_chasey 24 May
    kingstongraham 21 May
    coopster_the_1st 17 May
    Stevo_666 25 April


    Perhaps they are the most needy? :)
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