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    Quote Originally Posted by Pat Fairlea View Post
    Forgive me, moderators, but I have to get this off my chest:

    I cannot comprehend nor will I tolerate any longer the sheer, blithering, self-indulgent stupidity of some English people.

    That's it. Had to be said. TC folks excepted, obviously.
    You really should stop watching the 10 o'clock news Pat (just guessing based on your post time)

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    A strange day...The feeling of ''strangeness'' doesnt leave me lately.
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    to dip your puffy eyes,
    every day, into a jelly of clouds?'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flamme View Post
    A strange day...The feeling of ''strangeness'' doesnt leave me lately.
    Maybe because we're living in "strange" times?
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    I certainly live in "interesting times".

    I used to roll my eyes and shake my head when I'd see videos of fist fights breaking out in the Italian government chambers, or protesters storming the Parliament building of some backwater country.

    It turns out that WE are just another backwater trash country, no better, and certainly not any smarter, than other countries.

    But my real gripe is how so many people were so eager to become anti-maskers and anti-vaxxers, so easily manipulated by greedy and corrupt leaders and simple propaganda.

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    I cant stand masks...Im vaccinated and it goes on my nerves big time that I have to wear them still.
    'Listen, Mister god!
    Isn't it boring
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    every day, into a jelly of clouds?'

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    Quote Originally Posted by pianozach View Post
    I certainly live in "interesting times".

    I used to roll my eyes and shake my head when I'd see videos of fist fights breaking out in the Italian government chambers, or protesters storming the Parliament building of some backwater country.

    It turns out that WE are just another backwater trash country, no better, and certainly not any smarter, than other countries.

    But my real gripe is how so many people were so eager to become anti-maskers and anti-vaxxers, so easily manipulated by greedy and corrupt leaders and simple propaganda.
    Actually, since the natural condition is no mask, no vax, i guess those who don a mask and take a jab become maskers and vaxxers.

    I am not anti-mask. I am fine with whoever wishes to wear a mask can wear one.
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    Like I said before I sometimes have troubles breathing even without a mask and it really impends my speaking abilities..I think this ''mask mania'' like SFC uttered before me is not a natural state of being and it really starts to remind me of those ''dance manias' from medieval times...
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    Quote Originally Posted by SixFootScowl View Post
    Actually, since the natural condition is no mask, no vax, i guess those who don a mask and take a jab become maskers and vaxxers.

    I am not anti-mask. I am fine with whoever wishes to wear a mask can wear one.
    I worry about these people in masks walking down the sidewalks of our town sucking in whatever has been collected in their mask. Because they don't take them off even in the open air. Amazing. The Chinese people have been doing this for many years and it's always seemed a little dangerous to me.
    Last edited by Luchesi; Jul-21-2021 at 18:36.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ingélou View Post
    I remember the ad - the horrible picture - but I have no idea what it was advertising, because it was so disgusting I averted my eyes and let the brash talking wash over me.
    So what's been achieved?
    On the other hand the 'idea people" must do something to justify their salaries, but I think that pleasant, informative and clever advertising is so much better for sales. They must have done some studies and I must be wrong..
    Is it just easier to shock and disgust the captive viewer?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Malx View Post
    If you remember the ad but not the product in my view it has failed - or is it simply that by remembering the ad that invites discussion which will ultimately bring up the the subject of the product????
    Solution - don't discuss ads.
    Yes, if the ads are really detestable, like the Manmower, we do talk about them at work (when there's no women nearby).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flamme View Post
    I cant stand masks...Im vaccinated and it goes on my nerves big time that I have to wear them still.
    Since Monday we don't have to and I haven't, but nearly everyone in the supermarket still is. In the supermarket on Monday I was getting looked at by a few of the mouth nappy brigade as if they had just witnessed me machine-gunning some kittens, so I guess it's only a matter of time before someone whinges at or about me. Bring it on.

    As regards the great outdoors, unless there are other health issues involved I still can't see the point of anyone at all wearing a mouth nappy when there are relatively few people around, especially in the sort of weather we are having right now. They'll have to snap out of it one day or they will be running and hiding forever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Luchesi View Post
    The Chinese people have been doing this for many years and it's always seemed a little dangerous to me.
    Traditionally they've only worn them because of the disgusting air pollution levels from their 1950s coal-burning smoke-belching factories and congested roads. Health & safety and environmental responsibility have hardly been priorities in China over the years.
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    '...a violator of his word, a libertine over head and ears in debt and disgrace, a despiser of domestic ties, the companion of gamblers and demireps, a man who has just closed half a century without a single claim on the gratitude of his country or the respect of posterity...' - Leigh Hunt on the Prince Regent (later George IV).

    ὃν οἱ θεοὶ φιλοῦσιν ἀποθνῄσκει νέος [Those whom the gods love die young] - Menander

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luchesi View Post
    I worry about these people in masks walking down the sidewalks of our town sucking in whatever has been collected in their mask. Because they don't take them off even in the open air. Amazing. The Chinese people have been doing this for many years and it's always seemed a little dangerous to me.
    Exactly...U breathe in your own muck...Ughhh
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flamme View Post
    Exactly...U breathe in your own muck...Ughhh
    True - but if I may play devils advocate - in times of an epidemic should other people have to breathe in your muck

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flamme View Post
    Exactly...U breathe in your own muck...Ughhh
    When I see a person walking down the street with a mask on I think there must be some misunderstanding. The mask is like a barn door to a horse. It slows it down. Or maybe it's like a barn door to a mouse, for a better size comparison, and the layers help to slow it down. The mask doesn't stop them or kill them or a weaken them. Why would they continue to suck through the fabric of a used mask?
    Albert Einstein, "I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music.

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