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Eejit

Member since Sep 2012 • Last active Aug 2020

Poor stupid Eejit.

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  • in Bikes & Bits
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    I guess that’s functional if your aim is to enrich dentists

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Either that or they went to elite universities that won't require a bailout of any form.

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    Yeah, a lot of universities are in Massive Panic mode because a huge percentage of their income comes from international fees. They are going to be heading into clearing in a desperate attempt to hoover up as many domestic students as they can to try to shore up their finances. It’s a buyer’s market if you’re a student - even if you get your grades you’d be well advised to go into clearing anyway to see if you can get an upgrade on your current offer. Someone at the bottom of this food chain is going to get absolutely fucked though, and there’s no guarantee the government will step in to bail anyone out given their generalised antipathy to higher education.

    It’s almost like the marketisation of the university sector was a fucking terrible idea.

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    That and all the international students who don’t want to try to live in a different country during a global pandemic.

    The loss of an entire cohort of international students and their considerably higher fees is going to kick many universities’ business models right in the balls.

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    Yeah, you'd think the sight of a black woman being so cynically instrumentalised by an old white dude with a long history of backing racist policy would turn most people's stomachs. Joe has a women problem and a race problem, and in this pick he's shielded himself from both. It's smart politics, I guess, but it's not exactly 'yay, diversity!'. I guess it helps that Harris is cynical enough herself to not give a fuck about being instrumentalised, so who are we to care?

    Edit: to be very clear, I also think Kamala Harris is a terrible person. She’s not a victim here, and given Biden’s obvious poor health has a strong chance of being president at some point in the next four years (assuming Joe can get over the line, that is).

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    Fucking hell, did god have something urgent they needed to tell you?

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    Too dry

    Probably this. Squash are thirsty, thirsty little bastards. Drown them, and then drown them again. They love a bit of it.

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    Anyone suffer from Morton's neuroma and have any tips for managing it on the bike? I switched to flats and am riding mid-foot, and have also ditched cycling shoes for running shoes (entirely based on the hunch that a squishier foot bed would be better for taking pressure off the nerve, I could be wrong) but I'm still getting sporadic pain whilst I'm riding.

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    Wanstead Flats is on fire again. One fire engine on the scene, smoke and flames in two different areas. Let’s hope it doesn’t get as big as it did two years ago.

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