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By Boiler
Andy McDandy wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:51 pm
Something I've often thought to be a pertinent question. Remember that photo of the young Muslim woman looking with amusement/bemusement at some EDL thug getting in her face? Ask yourself, who would you rather have as a neighbour?

For all the talk from the likes of Brendan O'Neill and Alison Pearson about the authentic voice of the working class, they'd run a fucking mile.
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By Safe_Timber_Man
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The most ridiculous attempt to shoehorn "snowflakes" into the narrative...

SARAH VINE: Shamima Begum was an impressionable girl when she left for Syria, but now her lack of repentance shows she's a snowflake terrorist who deserves to have the door slammed
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/arti ... -face.html

As for repentance, no chance. Such is Begum’s ignorance and monumental sense of entitlement that it seems she can’t even be bothered to pretend to be sorry.

In fact, she tells us, it is we who should feel sorry for her, for ‘everything I’ve been through’.

In that respect, Shamima is truly a snowflake terrorist; someone who subscribes wholeheartedly to the prevailing victim culture and blames everyone but herself for her actions
By Bones McCoy
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someone who subscribes wholeheartedly to the prevailing victim culture and blames everyone but herself
You'd never catch a Brexiteer behaving like that.
Or a Mail columnist.
Or a minister's wife - the "toughest job in the world".
By Andy McDandy
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It originally meant "an individual, one whose thoughts and feelings are just as valid as anyone else, whose life is unique, so can't be bundled in with a mass of others". The it devolved to mean "one who is quick to take offence (particularly on behalf of others)".

Now it just seems to mean "anyone I don't like".
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By youngian
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SARAH VINE: I'm hooked on the web... but how I mourn a simpler age when our life experiences were much richer

I’m no Luddite. I appreciate all the advantages that the internet has brought us.

And while I recognise it has downsides, too — data breaches, fake news, online pornography, bullying and so on — I still think that, on balance, I would rather have it than not.

I’d go so far as to say that it was absolutely fine. Quite nice, actually. Full of simple pleasures, such as getting lost and ending up somewhere unexpected, or reading an actual book instead of just Googling the plot.

Or interacting with people face-to-face, as opposed to via a keyboard, or rushing home to watch your favourite TV show instead of just getting it on iPlayer.

I miss that world, that analogue existence, where ideas and opinions had nuance and context, instead of being plucked from the web and flung around like grenades. I miss the fact that you could stop the world at your front door, leave behind the bullies and the deadlines — and just be.

That world is lost. Not only to those like me, who can remember it and miss it. But also to the next generation, who will never know what it feels like to enjoy a piece of avocado on toast without posting a picture online, or sit on a beach without taking a selfie — or just to experience life without the whole of the world passing judgment.

A balanced piece but Vine might be pleasantly surprised to find there are more people than ever enjoying the gentler analogue world. Its never been easier to meet others with similar interests or find places on your doorstep to get away from it all. Parks, NT properties, rambling footpaths, woodlands, beeches are as popular as ever.
By Malcolm Armsteen
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Analogue is back, after a flirtation with digital.

Mostly seen in music and photography. The resurgence of vinyl. Film. The prices of old film cameras have rocketed - how long before Nikon or Canon bring out a new film camera?
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