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starfish&coffee

Member since Jan 2009 • Last active Aug 2017

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    So WW3 must be what's going on in Congo then.

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    Since we are talking deadlift form. Once the bar has reached the upper half of my thighs; do I raise/erect my back, and in doing so let my hips follow passively - or do I knowingly shoot my hips forward like som 70s porn star?
    Both approaches would achieve the same result and (presumably) look the same, but to me deciding where I focus my mind seems to make a lot of difference.

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    First word of second paragraph should have been 'Advancing' and the third paragraph should have started with 'Communicating'.

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    I reckon the EC90 / EC90 look quite nice. No idea how they are though.
    Feel like trying them out and reporting back to the rest of us?

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    Hi, hi. Not so fun anymore when the insinuating questions are aimed at yourself is it? My main argument with you is that the whole business of "why hasn't X come forward and condemned Y yet?" is a shit of kind rhetoric, almost always used to cast aspersions rather than raise a civilised debate. To your credit you did say "it's a genuine question", but I don't buy it.

    As far as this thread is concerned we did have this muppet a while back. I reported him in the moderators thread, hoping to have him banned. @velocio challenged him, suggesting he reconsider, but didn't ban. In hindsight I think we should have reacted a bit more harshly, but then there is the whole thing of not feeding a troll.
    I don't recall anyone linking to any death threat tweets, and if I remember correctly the capitation photo was condemned mildly. (But perhaps I am confusing this with another forum.) Personally, I am in split minds about Snoop Dogg shooting a Trump themed clown, as to me it's a clown that reminds you of Trump, not Trump himself. Similar to how Ali G, when he quoted Snoop Dogg lyrics, was a clown taking the piss out of Snoop's misogyny, but not (as some suggested) a straight up racist caricature.

    Lastly, as much as I hate to agree with you on anything, I share your concern about JK Rowling being elevated to some kind of sage. My parents generation reached for Focuault and Baudrillard when sorting out the problems of their day, we are excitedly waiting for the next 144 character soundbite from a children's book writer.

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    Well, have you condemned them? And while we are at it, why don't you go ahead and condemn the far right violence we've posted about on the previous pages. Seeing as it's suddenly necessary that we all stand up and be counted.

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    I bet Ivanka occasionally gets bouts of impostor syndrome, after all research shows that it happens regularly to two out of five highly successful people. But of course, just as soon as the thought enters her head she regains her composure and has a quiet chuckle at herself for even contemplating such a silly idea.

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    Again, a nazi that looks like a totally sound bloke. This stuff is getting nightmarish.

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    I've been thinking about that for a while; most public transport services only become reasonably priced if you buy season tickets. I reckon it creates a tendency for season ticket holders to get their money's worth by then using public transport as much as they can to justify the expense to themselves.
    How about an even more reasonably priced season ticket for, say, any three days a week. The rest of the week you'd have to get on your biek.

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