Discussion of the more serious side of the Mail's agenda
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By Safe_Timber_Man
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Honestly? Katherine Jenkins is very attractive. Khloe Kardashian is relatively unattractive and not in as good shape. The majority of personal insults aimed at Katherine, and over-the-top praise aimed at Khloe are from women readers. They feel threatened by the attractive ones, and relate to the less attractive ones more because they too are relatively unattractive themselves. They see themselves in Khloe and Katherine is highlighting their "unattractiveness".

Katherine
There's something about her, I cant warm to!!
- elaine317, preston, 30/5/2013 3:58
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I can't stand her
- Sally, Southampton, 30/5/2013 5:04
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Khloe
She looks amazing! and so happy! <3
- Leah, London, 30/5/2013 10:06
Click to rate Rating 88
khloe looks great
- Lauren, Jhb, Italy, 30/5/2013 9:59
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That hairstyle flatters her face sooo much. She looks beautiful
- zai86, merseyside, 30/5/2013 9:37
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By Abernathy
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Hmmm. Perhaps you're right. But maybe I'm getting in toch with my feminine side when I say that I don't find La Jenks that attractive.

There's a sort of Barbie doll plastic quality about her that doesn't appeal. Mind you, that's also true of those Kardasplashians.

Cock or conscience aside, I have no passing fancy to have caramel knowledge of any of them.
 
By Safe_Timber_Man
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That's fair enough, although you can replace Katherine with many many others. There's no logic to their dislike one one and fawning of another. I'm not saying it's as black and white as that, simply that I think a lot of it is driven by bitterness/jealously and feeling less threatened by someone who looks more like themselves.

For example, models get sneered at in the comments. "Get a proper job. Talentless waste of space. Vacuous. What does she actually DO?" Khloe Kardashian is famous because her sister fucked someone and sold the tape......
 
By Safe_Timber_Man
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I'm ashamed I know, to be honest. I blame the girlfriend. I do just find it insane that someone who's famous for that gets such glowing praise, whereas someone with talent and a career gets torn to shreds. So that was my theory anyway and it's time for a BLT baguette!
By shyamz
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Safe_Timber_Man wrote:I'm ashamed I know, to be honest. I blame the girlfriend. I do just find it insane that someone who's famous for that gets such glowing praise, whereas someone with talent and a career gets torn to shreds. So that was my theory anyway and it's time for a BLT baguette!
I don't think it's unreasonable to suggest that there may be jealousy at the root of some criticism aimed at talented women in the media spotlight.

As a female myself, I imagine that there are probably a lot of jealous women out there that don't like seeing others do well (women can be repulsive to each other most definitely). What I think pushes some of those from simply been jealous (or it been very well buried at the back of their minds) to actually going as far as typing these things online or saying them aloud, is whatever state their own lives are in at the time. Women who are dissatisfied with their own lives are much more likely to get nasty about others, as they covet the success and lifestyles of women like Jenkins, and in some cases may feel that they would be more deserving of it (I'm willing to bet that a lot of this female criticism comes from women who either openly demonstrate a desire for a creative career, or if not would like the idea of having one and the easy life they think that comes along with such success). I'm still wondering if Katherine Jenkins admission of drug taking a while back may have something to do with the Mail's sudden 180 on her, and the idea that she has let down her genteel fan base of classical-lite music fans (plus she's sung for Our Boys, don't forget that)? Who knows, but it is a bit of a coincidence that the two seem to coincide.

With comments aimed at women like the Kardashians, Jordan, various reality show spawns and women of that type, personally I have less sympathy with them. None at all actually. One of my favorite Frankie Boyle moments from Mock The Week -because I believe it is so very true- was that there is a misconception that British people hate success. We don't hate success, we hate successful morons.

I think that sums up a lot of people's attitudes to the Katie Prices and Towie twats in this world. The issue I think most people have with them if they have one at all, is not that they have achieved some level of success but the fact that they have done nothing to deserve it, or the fame and money that comes along with it.

I for one agree with that.
 
By Big Arnold
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Profiteering airport plans to charge FIFTY POUNDS just to help guide passengers to the right gate
For a £50 fee, passengers will be met at check-in and taken through security to boarding.
When they arrive back at Manchester they will be met at the gate, fast-tracked through immigration and taken to their baggage carousel.
They will then be escorted to their next means of transport.
Trolleys, which usually cost £1, will be provided free of charge
As part of the service a text message can be sent to relatives of the passenger to tell them all is well.
An airport spokesman said that other airports offered similar services at a cost of more than £100.
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By lectrospin
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Arnold wrote:
Profiteering airport plans to charge FIFTY POUNDS just to help guide passengers to the right gate
For a £50 fee, passengers will be met at check-in and taken through security to boarding.
When they arrive back at Manchester they will be met at the gate, fast-tracked through immigration and taken to their baggage carousel.
They will then be escorted to their next means of transport.
Trolleys, which usually cost £1, will be provided free of charge
As part of the service a text message can be sent to relatives of the passenger to tell them all is well.
An airport spokesman said that other airports offered similar services at a cost of more than £100.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... z2VR7ToGoc" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Isn't that just 1st Class?

Not sure they understand that profiteering doesn't mean making a profit. Is Manchester Airport at war?

Plenty of bizarre comments and red arrows for those pointing out that fast-track services have been around for years.
Another money making scheme preying on the elderly
- david, North west, 6/6/2013 12:01
What? No-one mention the elderly.
By Fozzy
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Computer expert who injured his index finger sues for £150,000 compensation because he can't send text messages
Mr Alpman suffered injuries to his right shoulder, knee, hands and spine and is now said to be 'at a disadvantage on the open labour market and disabled.

'He was dismissed by the defendant within a month of the accident and has been unable to work or find work since...he is unable to get another job in IT because, when he discloses his injuries, he is rejected,' the barrister claims.

He goes on to describe Mr Alpman's injuries which have led to his trouble with technology, the foremost of which is his problem with his index finger.

'He has developed carpal tunnel syndrome since the incident. His right index finger has become misshapen. He is unable to use a computer mouse and standard keyboard. Text messages are sent by his son on his behalf,' Mr Argent states.

'He is unable to lift or raise his arm on the right side above waist level. He cannot carry anything in his right hand and is now unable to write with that hand. He is right handed.'
So just maybe he isn't claiming £150K for the fact he can't text, but because he suffered multiple injuries and, as a right-handed person, has largely lost the use of his right arm and hand?

But of course the Mailite commenters have fallen for it hook, line and sinker, and blatantly haven't read that far. Comments are full of helpful suggestions that he text using his left hand. I suspect, however, if you asked them whether they would prefer that he went on benefits rather than receiving compensation, you might get a different reaction.

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By Andy McDandy
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A friend of mine used to work for an IT company, let's call them HAL. He worked with a laptop (despite his repeated protestations that he needed a desktop) and developed carpal tunnel syndrome, at which point he was let go. He took them to court for negligence and constructive dismissal (during which time he was aware of private detectives watching him for any sign of him using his hands) and also became aware that his former employers were effectively blacklisting him throughout the industry, branding him a troublemaker.

He got 150K as well. Not bad but not much considering he was effectively unable to work in his chosen profession, and the payout amounted to about three years salary. And the company fought him every inch of the way.
 
By Malcolm Armsteen
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I had Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. It's hell. Three years of agonising pain. I couldn't work, sleep, do anything, became very depressed - fortunately I had a good GP. In the end I paid for a private operation - complete cure, but there is a 'point of no return' when the thing has gone too far. Mine was just north of that.

I wasn't offered anything, either - but then mine wasn't work-related.

So £150k (especially when £4k may be going on an operation) doesn't seem too much...
 
By Big Arnold
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Feckless father of 11 children by 10 different women attacked an ex and hit their three-year-old daughter with a fridge door in petty row over a pair of sunglasses
A love rat, who has allegedly fathered 11 children with 10 different women,
In happier times: Keith McDonald, who is rumoured to have fathered 11 children with 10 different women, pictured with former partner Clare Bryant in 2009
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By youngian
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Richard Kay: Michael Winner leaves shocking trail of £12m debts
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... z2aABs2xfk" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

A shocking expose of a profligate lifestyle at the expense of others you may think.

Hang on
His gross estate is understood to be £16.8 million. But the truth is that after his debts are paid, the film director’s net fortune for probate purposes shrinks to a comparatively meagre £4.75 million.
So he never had liabilities that exceeded the value of his assets and in fact left an unshocking £4.75m surplus.
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