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The little things that irk us so

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« Reply #645 on: October 22, 2017, 06:32:22 AM »

I can't really say this is particularly irksome, but I didn't want to start a whole new thread.

I recently put up some paintings for sale on bidorbuy. Within a day or two, I started noticing bidorbuy banner ads on any websites where they have ads. This sort of thing:



This makes sense; most commercial sites now have software that keeps track of users, in order to put up targeted ads, and I am not paranoid about it. What I did find funny is that bidorbuy is trying to sell me my own paintings!

I think they need to go tinker a bit with that software... :-)
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« Reply #646 on: November 01, 2017, 08:04:11 AM »

I am so, so gatvol of people feeling self entitled to "power" or "authority".

I am so NOT impressed by your MBA.
I am so NOT impressed that you drive a BMW but live in a previously disadvantaged suburb because its cheap.
I am so NOT impressed with ANYTHING you think you are because of what you either own or achieve.

Really, its meaningless in its totality. You know fark all and I will correct you each and every time and believe me,

"Old age and treachery will always beat youth and exuberance." effing try me.
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« Reply #647 on: November 06, 2017, 13:23:07 PM »

I am so, so gatvol of people feeling self entitled to "power" or "authority".

I am so NOT impressed by your MBA.
I am so NOT impressed that you drive a BMW but live in a previously disadvantaged suburb because its cheap.
I am so NOT impressed with ANYTHING you think you are because of what you either own or achieve.

Really, its meaningless in its totality. You know fark all and I will correct you each and every time and believe me,

"Old age and treachery will always beat youth and exuberance." effing try me.

Excellent rant! Most of us feel like that every now and again  Grin. If you are lucky enough; it really helps to escape from the corporate rat race.

You are now under obligation to regale us each time "Old age and treachery ... beat youth and exuberance."
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« Reply #648 on: August 14, 2018, 04:29:44 AM »

The current trend of "inclusivity". So its Womens month. Yay. Every year we get out some speaker for a breakfast at work for the ladies speaking on something relevant to women, this year we need to include LGBTxxxx folk too, and now we have a male gay MC who took over and we have a male gay speaker telling his "story". Wafak?

Was at one last week arranged by Toyota, they gave us a demonstration on how hijackers break your window with a sparkplug. What an excellent occassion to remind women they are vulnerable, we'll give them pretty cupcakes and then show them they are targets. Whoopie! The women loved it. Go figure, i got stared at when I bought it up, Im so rude, see, the men are kind to us and you are just disruptive. Whhop! They even bought extra windows and the ladies could try themselves, complete with a dressed up mechanic showing them how to swing the arm. We throw stuff like girls see.

We bleat at the world at large to be nice to us but wont stand on our own effing feet to stop this shit. We want cupcakes AND be submissive and want someone else to protect us then whine about how unfair men are to us. Jesus wept.
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« Reply #649 on: August 14, 2018, 06:21:21 AM »

Faerie: Don't even get me started on this "inclusivity" and "diversity" stuff...   Roll Eyes

And then getting crucified for having "misgendered" someone. In fact, soon it will probably be illegal to raise one's own child as a boy or girl. And prepare for a black James Bond, perhaps even a black lesbian in a wheelchair Bond.

And yes, my landlady (old pal of mine) and I have had long discussions about this issue of women wanting to have their cake and eat it: they want to sit around giggling and chatting about kids and clothes, but they also want to be CEO. We want more female CEOs but not more female tramps, prisoners, combat soldiers, mine workers and suicides.

Well, unrealistic plans don't work, so perhaps the whole thing will eventually blow over.
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« Reply #650 on: August 14, 2018, 06:49:28 AM »

What many of the proponents of these ideas don’t seem to grasp even slightly is that it’s counterproductive to try and guilt people into feeling a sense of outrage about this or that issue.  Plus, the audience soon develops a type of battered woman syndrome where they become numb and desensitised to these things, mostly due to the sheer number and variety of things about which they’re told they’re supposed to be passionate.  The cause of feminism has not, in my view, advanced much in the past two or three decades precisely because of this effect.  It wouldn’t surprise me to learn that many men feel alienated, confused, and discouraged by the unrelenting battery of the fiercer feminists’ antics.  And men being men, I reckon they’re more likely to react with a stoic “Well, in that case, up yours” than any actual concern.

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« Reply #651 on: August 14, 2018, 09:51:06 AM »

What many of the proponents of these ideas don’t seem to grasp even slightly is that it’s counterproductive to try and guilt people into feeling a sense of outrage about this or that issue.  Plus, the audience soon develops a type of battered woman syndrome where they become numb and desensitised to these things, mostly due to the sheer number and variety of things about which they’re told they’re supposed to be passionate.  The cause of feminism has not, in my view, advanced much in the past two or three decades precisely because of this effect.  It wouldn’t surprise me to learn that many men feel alienated, confused, and discouraged by the unrelenting battery of the fiercer feminists’ antics.  And men being men, I reckon they’re more likely to react with a stoic “Well, in that case, up yours” than any actual concern.

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Yup, it's a bit like donor fatigue. You see one beggar at a traffic light, you feel sorry for him. You see ten beggars with their scrawny kids at every single traffic light, and it just becomes too much - your emotions can't keep up and you switch off.

And so it is not just with feminism, but with the whole array of issues that we are supposed to be passionate about today.

In the meantime, the best thing one can probably do for society today is precisely to do nothing - plow and sow your own little patch, pay your taxes and and keep out of other people's hair. Women (and black folks, and lesbians, and gays, and, and, and) are not babies, and when it comes to discrimination, they have the law firmly on their side.
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« Reply #652 on: August 14, 2018, 10:33:13 AM »

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It wouldn’t surprise me to learn that many men feel alienated, confused, and discouraged by the unrelenting battery of the fiercer feminists’ antics [... etc]

Yes it has a name. Now, these folks are taking things to extremes and have a lot of wrong-headed ideas about the world and by linking this I do not endorse any viewpoints that you may find there. But it is a real phenomenon that has a shocking amount of adherents: MGTOW (mig-tao).
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« Reply #653 on: August 14, 2018, 17:00:17 PM »

And men being men, I reckon they’re more likely to react with a stoic “Well, in that case, up yours” than any actual concern.

Well another dimension to this is that many of the complaints seem to become ever more trite over time. Now we have "micro-aggressions" which can be anything from tone of voice, to innocently calling someone by the "wrong" pronoun, or letting a woman walk through a door first (thus "subconsciously enforcing the fact that she's inferior" or some such) .... Whilst the same people will simultaneously argue that women in Islamic countries "choose" their enslavement and subjugation.

I think to a large degree the failure to really work up an outrage about these things is a fairly rational response to some of the schizophrenic gospel out there.

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« Reply #654 on: August 14, 2018, 17:38:21 PM »

Schizphrenic indeed. After the atrocity of my marriage I have spoken to various "experts" in the field of transgendirism, and as pshyciatrits they can do squat all except refer these cases for gender reassignment as it is no longer deemed a psychological issue. It effectively has been normalised, and now you have wonky mothers brining in their toddlers for diagnosis and delaying puberty in order for kids to "choose". I dreamt my whole tomboy childhood to be a boy as they received more opportunities and gotattention from my Dad, my wonky mother would have for certain told me that Im a boy and what a effup that would have been. 20, 30 years from now we are bound to read horrifying tales in the You magazine....

And then you get this :

https://www.buzzfeed.com/watch/video/62980?utm_term=.rkE949OLM#.gsJdXdEMG

Christ.

I have no freaking clue how to pretty up that link....  WTF!!
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« Reply #655 on: August 15, 2018, 06:29:03 AM »

In Sweden it is now almost law to raise kids gender-neutral. It will be interesting to see whether biology will assert itself anyway, and whether these kids are going to end up with major issues. Then again, having "issues" is now also kind of normal, and you're considered weird if you don't... :-)
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