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Edward Colston: Bristol slave trader statue 'was an affront'

Discussion in 'off topic' started by ks.234, Jun 8, 2020.

  1. Weekender

    Weekender pfm Member

    He appears to have come from south of the river so I'll say no.
     
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  2. ff1d1l

    ff1d1l pfm Member

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  3. Cheese

    Cheese Bitter lover

    [tongue-in-cheek]

    Sorry to laugh :D

    [/tongue-in-cheek]
     
  4. ff1d1l

    ff1d1l pfm Member

    Unsurprised by sense of humour you have there mate...
     
  5. Cheese

    Cheese Bitter lover

    @ff1d1l : bang on, your outrage was expected before I even hit the Enter key.
     
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  6. Seanm

    Seanm pfm Member

    Well, it’s a non-story picked up and amplified with a view to infuriating people and discrediting a movement. In this case a poll run by students - not themselves affiliated with BLM - about renaming a building that may or may not result in a request that will be passed onto the university. It’s almost nothing.

    Here’s an even more transparent case:
    https://twitter.com/leftoutside/status/1274304156006780928?s=21
     
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  7. Brian

    Brian Eating fat, staying slim

    If it’s true then it’s part of the story.
     
  8. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

    Why, was it made by the same partially sighted geezer who did Ronaldo?
     
  9. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

    Stephen Lawrence.
     
  10. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

  11. MikeMA

    MikeMA pfm Member

    You mean it's not?
     
  12. 2ManyBoxes

    2ManyBoxes pfm Member

    o_O
     
  13. ff1d1l

    ff1d1l pfm Member

    What an evening of mirth you have had!
    Any new topics planned? Shall I suggest some areas you might find rib tickling? Would you rather it was colonial atrocities, racial or ethnic cleansing, or slavery and oppression related?
     
  14. Cheese

    Cheese Bitter lover

    WTF...

    I guess it's time for you to put me on your 'ignore' list, ff1d1l, as Brian suggested a few days ago.
     
  15. vuk

    vuk \o/ choose anarchy

    easily post of the year, maybe decade. well done!
     
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  16. Brian

    Brian Eating fat, staying slim

    Nice one.

    Seriously though, I said nutters. Who knows what they will do next.
     
  17. Brian

    Brian Eating fat, staying slim

    Well, as I said, "..... It’s for kids".

    The ff1 gadgie has me on ignore, and along with a couple of others who also have me on their "ignore list" likes to make sure everyone knows it now and again. It's funny really, though a bit sad some are this way, we do all share a common interest here, after all.

    I agree he posted personal crap in your direction, I mean, where did that last sentence come from?

    That last sentence is really out of order.
     
  18. claire.foxx

    claire.foxx Trans lives matter more than cis feelings

    The statues thing is a harmless symbolic gesture but it does illustrate how pp are resistant to material change. If you’re pissed off over toppling statues just wait ‘til you see what really needs to be toppled. Then you’re really going to lose your shit, comrade.

    It’s not like the completely rational sanity of endless growth and prosperity predicated on rapid exploitation & consumption of finite resources propped up by trillion dollar corporate bailouts 1,2,3 & 4 never to be seen again are working too good for us all right now.
     
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  19. Cheese

    Cheese Bitter lover

    @Brian oh well you know. I used to be a dye-in-the-wool leftie for a long time, and still am in many ways, but some of the lefties here rather push me to the right.
     
  20. ff1d1l

    ff1d1l pfm Member

    Seriously, I wasn't laughing. You were.
    I don't see Brianiac's posts.
    Can you guess why?
     

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