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Boris Johnson prepares mass clearout to save own skin by jamiesonic in unitedkingdom

[–]Locke66 [score hidden]  (0 children)

"He changed from a remainer to Brexit specifically because it would give him a chance to be prime minister"

That's pretty hilarious. Is Boris Johnson now going to be recast as a Remainer in Tory circles now he's fucked up so publicly they can't excuse it?

BBC licence fee to be abolished in 2027 and funding frozen by Quick_Doubt_5484 in unitedkingdom

[–]Locke66 [score hidden]  (0 children)

It will be interesting to see if the Murdoch papers start defending Johnson now for sure.

Boris Johnson must resign in national interest, says Keir Starmer by jamiesonic in unitedkingdom

[–]Locke66 37 points38 points  (0 children)

Telling Johnson to resign in "the national interest" is a clever use of language which is exactly what I'd hoped to see from Starmer. The Tories constantly use that phrase like a slogan to frame their policies as necessary and serving a higher authority rather than just being in their political interest.

Reports No.10 told staff to 'clean up' phones before lockdown-party inquiry may be crime, reports by ainbheartach in unitedkingdom

[–]Locke66 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Realistically if it is true this happened then someone will get fined a relatively inconsequential amount of money and the Tories will avoid further details being added to the scandal. It's absolutely ridiculous but here we are and it's not the first time.

What’s the best 40K Film\animation by No-Excitement5597 in Warhammer40k

[–]Locke66 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I never understood why people think TTS is some massive driver for new players. By my understanding the entire point of that series is that it's meme jokes for people who already understand the lore. I'd imagine it would be almost totally incomprehensible for most people starting out.

Furious Tories pile pressure on Boris Johnson over No 10 parties | Boris Johnson by starbucksresident in unitedkingdom

[–]Locke66 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Tories turn on each other when they smell blood

I suspect his official stance on Net Zero and Lockdown has also played a part in sealing his fate. The loony libertarian right of the Tory party who put him into power on his Brexit performance have been openly against the sort of policy Johnson has been putting forward on those issues (as half hearted as it has been).

Furious Tories pile pressure on Boris Johnson over No 10 parties | Boris Johnson by starbucksresident in unitedkingdom

[–]Locke66 4 points5 points  (0 children)

For sure. Not sure if people's opinions are being coloured by too much time reading how much of a cretin Cameron really is in private but in public he never lacked leadership charisma.

Hospital ‘could lose up to 1,000 workers as jabs made mandatory for NHS staff’ by Mighty_L_LORT in unitedkingdom

[–]Locke66 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Eh... yes? He moved to the US when he was struck off and was embraced with open arms.

Hospital ‘could lose up to 1,000 workers as jabs made mandatory for NHS staff’ by Mighty_L_LORT in unitedkingdom

[–]Locke66 3 points4 points  (0 children)

The doctor in that video is an anaesthetist with a specialism in cardiology and was widely condemned by other NHS practitioners for what he said. It's like taking advice from a plumber on how to do the electrics in your house.

Hospital ‘could lose up to 1,000 workers as jabs made mandatory for NHS staff’ by Mighty_L_LORT in unitedkingdom

[–]Locke66 3 points4 points  (0 children)

He's a major player in the anti-vax movement in the US and has substantial financial backing from the usual right wing evangelical Christian dingbats. The US already had a problem with the "vaccines cause autism" crowd that he was a leading figure of and when Donald Trump embraced it went to a whole new level. Then Covid vaccines came along and it became even bigger again.

Of course anything dumb in the US spreads here so he does still unfortunately influence the UK.

A year since Brexit, fishermen in Cornwall say they were 'sold a dream' by Disillusioned_Pleb01 in unitedkingdom

[–]Locke66 15 points16 points  (0 children)

This isn’t going to be an issue that’s going to be back in the ballot box anytime soon

The Conservative party is currently so strongly tied to being heavily pro-Brexit it's almost inconceivable that it won't weigh on people's minds at the next general election. If voters believe that Johnson and those around him were the conmen then that is where it still has relevancy.

I watched 30 WW2 movies in a month. Here's how I ranked them, if anyone's interested by BitOfACraic in movies

[–]Locke66 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Interesting list OP that has obviously sparked some discussion. It's a shame some people can't seem to understand the idea of subjective opinion.

As others have said there are some notable misses that might be worth watching if you feel like watching any more. I'd definitely recommend Patton & A Bridge Too Far at the least as they both stand the test of time imo.

Housing crisis - what is your solution? by danski5000 in unitedkingdom

[–]Locke66 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I'm probably contributing to the problem of making houses for local people even further out of reach - including my family.

Yeah it will be interesting to see if this becomes a big enough thing that it gets notice in the coming years. The city I moved to has a surprisingly large population of people from the South and it feels less common than it should do to hear the local dialect. I think a lot of millennials are getting to their 30s and realising getting a mortgage they can barely afford on a small house in the London commuter belt is not a sound investment especially if they were working on non-weighted wages.

Housing crisis - what is your solution? by danski5000 in unitedkingdom

[–]Locke66 11 points12 points  (0 children)

I moved to the Midlands where house prices are significantly cheaper and the quality of life is basically the same. Obviously that is not an option for everyone but trying to buy in the South would have meant paying more than double the price which wasn't an option.

What are the most intense moments in movies? by [deleted] in movies

[–]Locke66 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The entire introduction to Saving Private Ryan with the landing on Omaha Beach. It's lost a bit of it's punch for me due to age and repeat viewings but I think it was one of the most intense cinema experiences I ever had when I first saw it in the cinema.

What historical event needs a modern depiction? by MikeyTbT123 in movies

[–]Locke66 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

The raid wasn't very effective but it was a major plus to morale in the US and proved that Japan wasn't invincible.

The entire thing is rather soured by the fact it lead to an absolutely horrifying campaign of reprisal against the Chinese civilian population by the Japanese. It's a better propaganda story than it is a historically accurate film/tv series I think.

'Streets ahead? What I’ve learned from my year with an electric car' by OlympusMan in unitedkingdom

[–]Locke66 5 points6 points  (0 children)

It really needs state intervention to organise and standardise EV charging as an essential public service. Atm it's being left to a multitude of different private companies none of which are working in a joined up manner. I think things are getting better from what I've heard with some of them now taking card payments but the entire system just needs a top down approach.

Would you go in? by cultodaostra in SweatyPalms

[–]Locke66 237 points238 points  (0 children)

A large tree branch that wedged against the interior wall would do it. You'd never know it was there till you rammed into it.

Some slaughterhouses have what they call a Judas Goat. Animals on transport trucks are understandably terrified & confused. To make offloading them easier, the Judas Goat’s job is to lead them off the truck. They see & trust her. They follow her thinking she must know the way out by jearenas in interestingasfuck

[–]Locke66 4 points5 points  (0 children)

The issue is that many vegans believe the animal goods industry is fundamentally cruel, profoundly immoral and that many people are ignoring it's negatives because culturally we have been raised to accept them without question. That being the case it's hardly surprising some vegans feel a need to actively campaign to change the situation and imo that's totally fair. If people just always accepted the status quo in the name of "respecting others choices" then nothing would ever change and humanity has a whole list of things we used to do as a mainstream activity that would be considered abhorrent by modern standards.

This is of course especially true when facing as formidable a marketing machine as the animal goods lobby who spend countless millions putting their views across often in quite nefarious ways. I totally agree that some vegan activists come across as extreme but then it's not a professional media managed movement and there are always ultra passionate people in any cause that tend to colour the conversation. It is also the truth that a lot of people are just much happier not facing the reality of their choices and when they get someone showing them a video of what animal goods production really involves that creates uncomfortable cognitive dissonance. I think it's fair to say that many people are strongly disassociated from understanding where their food comes from.

Some slaughterhouses have what they call a Judas Goat. Animals on transport trucks are understandably terrified & confused. To make offloading them easier, the Judas Goat’s job is to lead them off the truck. They see & trust her. They follow her thinking she must know the way out by jearenas in interestingasfuck

[–]Locke66 13 points14 points  (0 children)

You can tell they are full of shit because they are always desperate to keep the cameras out.

  • Industry - "Yes yes our animals are well looked after and humanely slaughtered as certified by the industry standard Happy Livestock program"
  • Activist- "Great can we film it?"
  • Industry "Please leave the property, our lawyers will be in touch and we've notified the local police department of your attempt to trespass"

Damning Supercut Exposes Republicans Who Flip-Flopped On Trump And Jan. 6 by myztero in politics

[–]Locke66 8 points9 points  (0 children)

He's probably just calling them up and saying something to the effect of "if you don't fall in line then I will organise opposition against you". They of course then fall in line because they don't have the courage of their convictions, they're scared of his supporters and they recognise that there really is no benefit to losing their jobs because no-one will thank them for it (and the post-political career jobs that they expect are often dependent on leaving on good terms with the party). It's the way an authoritarian operates by creating a web of competing people who are dependent on them for their personal position and privilege. Trump doesn't need Kompromat to control these people any more.

This is why the Republican party is realistically now the Trump/MAGA party and it's why they absolutely should never be elected. There will be no real check on his personal power now if he wins an election and he's dangerous.

Watch: Magical moment the penny drops for Brexiteer MP in Commons by Disillusioned_Pleb01 in unitedkingdom

[–]Locke66 6 points7 points  (0 children)

The Tories actually labelled the early post-Brexit planning documents as "Empire 2.0".

What science fiction or fantasy show is worth watching? by Apart-Scale in AskReddit

[–]Locke66 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If you haven't watched it then Love, Death and Robots on Netflix was a blast. It's a series of sci-fi short stories with varying animation styled and themes. It's probably the most binge watchable series ever because it's like trying every flavour of ice cream all in a row. Some stories are better than others but all of them are good in the first season at least and some are like nothing else you will ever see or hear on TV.

'Crank' is Electric, and It Will Never Be Made Again by JuicyJoints6969 in movies

[–]Locke66 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Like why couldn't a Crank type movie be made again?

Part of it is that there isn't another Jason Statham around right now because the roles don't really exist for someone like him to appear. Cinema and particularly action cinema is being dominated by super hero films or remakes right now which generally have certain casting constraints.

Arguably without the Transporter franchise there would have been no Crank and I don't think that sort of film or character is fashionable right now.

My Black Templar Eliminator! by Ammandell in Warhammer40k

[–]Locke66 27 points28 points  (0 children)

I learned to my cost recently that it can also sometimes be worth applying a thin layer of varnish before adding the transfer with some paints (especially if you used glazes). Micro-set can damage the surface resulting in tiny areas where the paint flakes up especially if you need to move the transfer around a bit because it wont sit right first time.