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#BoycottTesco

Off topic but is anyone else getting a good laugh out of this?

For those who are unaware it is trending because there is a new Xmas ad for Tesco where it shows Santa holding a phone with a vaccine pass on it.

I’m not a huge fan of the vaccine pass myself but it’s amusing how outraged some are by this.

posted 3 weeks ago

comment by The Post Nearly Man (U1270)
posted 19 minutes ago
Yorkshire has changed little since the 60's
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They put electricity in back in 1982

posted 3 weeks ago

comment by FC Sheriff JW Pepper (U1007)
posted 1 minute ago
comment by The Post Nearly Man (U1270)
posted 19 minutes ago
Yorkshire has changed little since the 60's
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They put electricity in back in 1982
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They still point at aeroplanes, apparently

posted 3 weeks ago

comment by Jadon The King Sancho (U10026)
posted 4 minutes ago
Post, yeah that’s true. I get that some sections of society can be particularly puritanical with it, but the assumption that cancel culture is something new is just weird. Freedom of speech has never existed.
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The people who scream ‘cancel culture’ are just as canceltastic as anyone on the ‘other side’. The puritanical right who scream about cancel culture spent the 80s trying to ban my favourite bands from swearing in their songs 😹 and video nasty movies from being shown.

Didn’t Gammon Brexit news cancel one of their presenters for taking the knee ?

posted 3 weeks ago

comment by Jadon The King Sancho (U10026)
posted 2 minutes ago
Post, yeah that’s true. I get that some sections of society can be particularly puritanical with it, but the assumption that cancel culture is something new is just weird. Freedom of speech has never existed.
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Even apart from the hate crime aspects, freedom of speech is a concept that people selectively apply to their own beliefs. You really see it in American media and politics. Replacement Theory? It's my constitutional right to be allowed to talk about this. Critical Race Theory being taught in schools? Shut that down.

posted 3 weeks ago

Don’t forget banning the name in ninja turtles.

Post, I’ve some things about that. I’m not too involved in American politics and culture, I do get a bit annoyed how often people conflate it with Britain and actually seem to be more interested in it than our own issues.

Obviously America is a cultural empire, so a lot things are hard to ignore. But it’s still a culture completely removed from our own. I think the issues of race and the police are obvious examples, or their concepts or left and right.

I do find it funny that people that think of themselves as part of the left in this country, and have been particularly opposed to America’s cultural imperialism, are so entrenched in these issues relating to American culture and politics - to the point of allying themselves as part of those conflicts.

posted 3 weeks ago

comment by Jadon The King Sancho (U10026)
posted 27 seconds ago
Don’t forget banning the name in ninja turtles.

Post, I’ve some things about that. I’m not too involved in American politics and culture, I do get a bit annoyed how often people conflate it with Britain and actually seem to be more interested in it than our own issues.

Obviously America is a cultural empire, so a lot things are hard to ignore. But it’s still a culture completely removed from our own. I think the issues of race and the police are obvious examples, or their concepts or left and right.

I do find it funny that people that think of themselves as part of the left in this country, and have been particularly opposed to America’s cultural imperialism, are so entrenched in these issues relating to American culture and politics - to the point of allying themselves as part of those conflicts.
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I find American issues really interesting from a bystanders point of view, particularly the media frontline in what gets termed the 'culture war'. I do find their legal system, federal government and slavish adherence to a written constitution a bit bonkers though.

I'm not so sure people in the UK would class themselves as allied with anything over there, apart from a general feeling of identifying with liberal/conservative thinking. Apart from on social media chat sites, of course, where everyone nails their flag to a mast.

posted 3 weeks ago

comment by The Post Nearly Man (U1270)
posted 45 minutes ago
comment by FC Sheriff JW Pepper (U1007)
posted 1 minute ago
comment by The Post Nearly Man (U1270)
posted 19 minutes ago
Yorkshire has changed little since the 60's
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They put electricity in back in 1982
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They still point at aeroplanes, apparently
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Well...baby steps

posted 3 weeks ago

Don’t get me wrong, it’s fascinating. But my own interest isn’t quite as deep as a lot of English people I know or speak to.

I’d disagree with people allying themselves, and identifying with their liberal and conservative thinking is actually where I have an issue as their concepts of those issues are very different to our own.

It may not be a massive amount of people, but there are certainly many people here that get ridiculously partisan over the party politics of America because they’ve allied themselves with it.

posted 2 weeks, 5 days ago

I saw the advert and found it amusing and people should lighten up. Tesco should be boycotted for a different reason relating to the self-service checkouts.

posted 2 weeks, 5 days ago

comment by It's Champion's League Final day (U22023)
posted 1 hour, 44 minutes ago
I saw the advert and found it amusing and people should lighten up. Tesco should be boycotted for a different reason relating to the self-service checkouts.
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Scan and go, baby. Hardly ever get checked, and if they do you just say 'whoops, must have missed those two steaks'

Just don't do it every week

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