The Politics Thread

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Who will you be voting for?

Labour
12
40%
Conservatives
11
37%
Liberal Democrats
2
7%
UK Independence Party (UKIP)
0
No votes
Green Party
3
10%
Plaid Cymru
0
No votes
Other
1
3%
Planet Hobo
1
3%
 
Total votes: 30

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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by Lost Leopard Spot » Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:01 pm

Burnden Paddock wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:57 pm
Gooner Girl wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:51 pm
Enoch wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:41 pm
Gooner Girl wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:20 pm
elderly
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55 ain’t no whipper snappers when you’re in your mid 30’s you know! ;)
Since when was 39 mid 30's? :conf:
Oooooh, bit.cheee. *snigger*
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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by Bruce Rioja » Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:22 pm

Lost Leopard Spot wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:51 pm
Bruce Rioja wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:27 pm
Prufrock wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:20 pm
Mate I doubt there's much to be gained from you and I having an argument over the death penalty, (!) but that's not the point I'm getting at.

Rather, the brass neck to go on national television and hold court on something you know staggeringly little about. Brings me out in a rash thinking about it. Absolutely no sense of embarrassment.
I don't think that there's been another point in my life at which the Dunning–Kruger effect's been so easy to explain/demonstrate to people as right now.
If that's a shot at Brexiteers, it can equally apply to Remainers.
And while we are at it, Some of us Do know what we are talking about.
It's a shot at people on all sides of any debate whose level of stupidity bars them from realising how stupid they are. The post I'm responding to is one of Priti Patel airing her views on the death penalty.

Not your sensitivity ;)
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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by Prufrock » Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:01 pm

Bruce Rioja wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:27 pm
Prufrock wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:20 pm
Mate I doubt there's much to be gained from you and I having an argument over the death penalty, (!) but that's not the point I'm getting at.

Rather, the brass neck to go on national television and hold court on something you know staggeringly little about. Brings me out in a rash thinking about it. Absolutely no sense of embarrassment.
I don't think that there's been another point in my life at which the Dunning–Kruger effect's been so easy to explain/demonstrate to people as right now.

Reckon you'll enjoy this that my mate pulled off Facebook:
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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by Bruce Rioja » Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:09 pm

:lol: Perfect!
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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by Lost Leopard Spot » Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:16 pm

Prufrock wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:01 pm
Bruce Rioja wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:27 pm
Prufrock wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:20 pm
Mate I doubt there's much to be gained from you and I having an argument over the death penalty, (!) but that's not the point I'm getting at.

Rather, the brass neck to go on national television and hold court on something you know staggeringly little about. Brings me out in a rash thinking about it. Absolutely no sense of embarrassment.
I don't think that there's been another point in my life at which the Dunning–Kruger effect's been so easy to explain/demonstrate to people as right now.

Reckon you'll enjoy this that my mate pulled off Facebook:

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You do realise, don't you, that this affects you too?

"In the field of psychology, the Dunning–Kruger effect is a cognitive bias in which people mistakenly assess their cognitive ability as greater than it is. It is related to the cognitive bias of illusory superiority and comes from the inability of people to recognize their lack of ability. Without the self-awareness of metacognition, people cannot objectively evaluate their competence or incompetence.

As described by social psychologists David Dunning and Justin Kruger, the cognitive bias of illusory superiority results from an internal illusion in people of low ability and from an external misperception in people of high ability; that is, "the miscalibration of the incompetent stems from an error about the self, whereas the miscalibration of the highly competent stems from an error about others."
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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by Gooner Girl » Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:31 pm

Burnden Paddock wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:57 pm
Gooner Girl wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:51 pm
Enoch wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:41 pm
Gooner Girl wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:20 pm
elderly
:shock:
55 ain’t no whipper snappers when you’re in your mid 30’s you know! ;)
Since when was 39 mid 30's? :conf:
But I’m not 39?! :conf:

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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by Lost Leopard Spot » Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:36 pm

Gooner Girl wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:31 pm
Burnden Paddock wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:57 pm
Gooner Girl wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:51 pm
Enoch wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:41 pm
Gooner Girl wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:20 pm
elderly
:shock:
55 ain’t no whipper snappers when you’re in your mid 30’s you know! ;)
Since when was 39 mid 30's? :conf:
But I’m not 39?! :conf:
That's what you think.
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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by Burnden Paddock » Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:07 pm

Gooner Girl wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:31 pm
Burnden Paddock wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:57 pm
Gooner Girl wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:51 pm
Enoch wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:41 pm
Gooner Girl wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:20 pm
elderly
:shock:
55 ain’t no whipper snappers when you’re in your mid 30’s you know! ;)
Since when was 39 mid 30's? :conf:
But I’m not 39?! :conf:
True. You’re a damn sight closer your 39th birthday than your 38th though. 😉

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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by Enoch » Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:22 pm

Anyhow, I've just bought tickets for this year's No.1 pantomime.

Williamson.

He's out.

He's in!

Oh no he isn't.

Can't wait for the next instalment.

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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by Lost Leopard Spot » Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:24 pm

Enoch wrote:
Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:22 pm
Anyhow, I've just bought tickets for this year's No.1 pantomime.

Williamson.

He's out.

He's in!

Oh no he isn't.

Can't wait for the next instalment.
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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by Enoch » Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:30 pm

Lost Leopard Spot wrote:
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Who?

Christopher Williamson.

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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by Lost Leopard Spot » Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:36 pm

Enoch wrote:
Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:30 pm
Lost Leopard Spot wrote:
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Who?

Christopher Williamson.
Who's he?
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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by Enoch » Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:40 pm

Lost Leopard Spot wrote:
Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:36 pm
Enoch wrote:
Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:30 pm
Lost Leopard Spot wrote:
Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:24 pm
Who?

Christopher Williamson.
Who's he?
Labour MP suspended after saying the party had "given too much ground" over the issue of anti-semitism.

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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by Lost Leopard Spot » Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:50 pm

Enoch wrote:
Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:40 pm
Lost Leopard Spot wrote:
Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:36 pm
Enoch wrote:
Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:30 pm
Lost Leopard Spot wrote:
Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:24 pm
Who?

Christopher Williamson.
Who's he?
Labour MP suspended after saying the party had "given too much ground" over the issue of anti-semitism.
Ahhh.
I really do need to keep up with the non-Brexit aspects of our pathetic democratic institutions.
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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by Prufrock » Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:35 pm

The "Derby North Bad Man" no less.

Absolute shambles.
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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by Enoch » Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:40 pm

I note that the Movers in Brussels have nominated a woman found guilty of "negligence by a person in position of public authority" less than three years ago as the next head of the European Central Bank.

Nothing to see here.

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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by Lost Leopard Spot » Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:14 pm

Well, I still don't understand why we ringfence £14bn a year for overseas aid.
That equates directly to £269,000,000 a week... And you can emblazon that on the side of a bus, and in my name.
Fxck overseas aid.
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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by Hoboh » Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:25 pm

Lost Leopard Spot wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:14 pm
Well, I still don't understand why we ringfence £14bn a year for overseas aid.
That equates directly to £269,000,000 a week... And you can emblazon that on the side of a bus, and in my name.
Fxck overseas aid.
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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by Lost Leopard Spot » Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:48 pm

I see all the unelected wankers in the EU have been replaced by more unelected wankers. And our mob didn't even have a say in it. Despite still not being not in it.
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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by Enoch » Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:13 pm

Enoch wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:40 pm
I note that the Movers in Brussels have nominated a woman found guilty of "negligence by a person in position of public authority" less than three years ago as the next head of the European Central Bank.

Nothing to see here.

Macron said Lagarde's "capacities and competences... totally qualified her" for the European Central Bank.

That'll be her "negligence by a person in position of public authority" then.

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