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  1. But then my current Triumph would get jealous of my new Triumph...
  2. So kind! I won't have a vehicle so am hoping to find something pretty local to reduce commuting complications...
  3. Hiya peeps! Well well well... I am so freaking excited / nervous / scared-shitless...! After 7 long months of feeling like a useless turd (!), finally something to be excited about See attached screenshot - after a rigorous, and incredibly tedious (and also really awesome) vetting / re-training / selection process, I have be hired! Oh, I haven't been spending my days sleeping / crying under the duvet (although some days it was tempting), but this past year has really tested my resilience, belief in myself, confidence in life, et cetera, et cetera. I've seen so many ugly sides of myself literally (I'm thinking of pj's I have had to throw away they were so embarrassing) and figuratively, as I begged, pleaded, even seriously considered "alternative" employment in the form of prostitution - just to make ends meet (and don't get me wrong, I am not actually anti-prostitution between consenting adults, but seriously, I am 40... I don't think my going rate would be worthwhile!!! Hahahahaha!!!). It really had me asking "who am I ???" I dug really, really, REALLY deep. I didn't like everything I saw, but hey ho, we are all flawed... Aaaaaaaaanyway, in December, I heard the UK was training people to become Vaccinators. I thought fuck it. Fuck everything. I want to step OUT of my ego and do something for OTHER PEOPLE. It's not well paid. It doesn't help me with my financial situation. It's not in sunny south of France... In so many ways it feels counter-intuitive to go straight into the eye of the storm, but these are once in a lifetime experiences (one hopes ) and I am available / free to do it. I am a firm believer that you should put your money where your mouth is (ie: don't just talk about it... Fucking DO IT.) I'm so fucking sick of "whoring" myself out on LinkedIn. Maybe this will be the stupidest thing in a long list of stupid things that I have done, but fuck it. Just FUCK IT. Ok... Now that I have vented... The main point was this: Does anyone know people in Southampton, UK?? Looking for accommodation starting from early April!!
  4. Oh man, that's so sad. And also sad to have lost touch so badly. Back in the days she used to send me fun stickers and confetti in the post. May she RIP
  5. Hahahaha!!! Wasn't a criticism - just found it genuinely interesting that 2 people felt they were connected!!! And actually I suppose you are both right... The same way that the glass can be half-full and also half-empty at the same time... And it would be just as accurate to describe the glass as two times too big for the amount of water
  6. hahahahahahahahahahaha!!!! Ok, now I see it. Good burn!
  7. Awww fuck me... I actually googled "AC to get to 12.5" and still don't know what it means Please tell me so I know the appropriate emoji response!!
  8. Wow!!! I would like to thank all the white people who helped me achieve this great honour. And also my parents for being white PS: Can I put "winner of SC - 11 February 2021" on my CV??!!!
  9. I think it's fair to say the debate ended several pages ago. Now we are all just farting out of our mouths...
  10. Yep! ( <-- me, beaming with pride! )
  11. I'm going to go on a limb and guess that you are inferring that the link to the video is yet more evidence that a black person has succeeded ergo white privilege is a myth? I'm not sure that's what you meant... I am only inferring based on the fact you have pulled out this same bad argument many times already now... It's interesting that you attacked another poster on the basis that English is not his native language. English is not my native language but I think I am at least using good logic in my arguments. You, on the other hand, appear not to be fluent in logic, so let me educate you (guide you out of - but I can't force you to learn)... a - the video was a reference to the mental gymnastics it takes to make the kinds of arguments you are making in order to deny the existence of white privilege. It was a joke / attempt at humour. Apparently lost on you as well. Nevermind - I thought I was hilarious and as I am mostly trying to entertain myself on here, mission accomplished! ( <-- self-congratulation on making myself laugh) b - How are you making logical fallacies?? Let me count the ways... ( <-- nerdy reference to victorian poem) 1 - Ad Hominem / Tu Quoque (litterally - "against the man" / "you too"). These 2 logical fallacies are similar in that you attack the person as "proof" that the argument is bad. This is more than just becoming exasperated and calling someone names. This goes one step further and happens when someone makes the claim that "the other person is an idiot," therefore his/her argument must be stupid. This is an illogical leap. The "look who's talking" attack does not prove or disprove the person's statement. In assessing whether and argument follows good logic, it doesn't matter who is saying it only matters what is being said. Because even a moron can make a good point. An argument stands alone and it is either good or it is bad, period. In fairness to you, you are not the only person on here guilty of this crime against logic. 2 - Non Sequitor ("does not follow"). A, therefore B, therefore EARRING. No logical / correct link. Example of good logical sequence: All of Quebec is in Canada. All Canada is in North America. Therefore All of Quebec must also be in North America. Example of bad logical sequence: All of Quebec is in Canada. All Canada is in North America. Therefore Quebec must be full of cunts. The first two statements are not proof of or linked to the third, which may or may not be correct. Example of non sequitor statement: there are barriers to success, but it is still possible to succeed, therefore there is no white privilege. (there is no logical connexion between "possible" and "harder") 3 - Circulus in Probando (circular reasoning). The argument refers back to itself as evidence that the argument is correct = bad logic. Example: We know certain traits make you successful. How do we know? Successful people have these traits. Example: We know Muhammad wrote the Kuran. How do we know? It says so in the Kuran. (it doesn't really say that and was probably dictated by Muhammad & written by a scribe) Example (not made by you): America is the best place to live because it's better than any other country. (the argument loops back to itself as proof of itself - it's better because it's better) 4 - Red Herring Fallacy (throwing in irrelevant statements to distract - often to avoid uncomfortable truths). Example: Let's face it everyone struggles. (error in logic: this has nothing to do with how much different people struggle and whether patterns of struggle exist and whether there are mechanisms at play that favour one group versus another. Yes, everyone struggles. Irrelevant in the debate about white privilege.) Example: What about Asian privilege? (Again: irrelevant to the debate about white privilege. A distraction tactic - and a bad one at that.) I could go on... My point? Your arguments do not follow good logic.
  12. PS: it's so devastating that you've managed to cram so much nonsense into fewer than 60 words. I am in awe.
  13. I did not say that because "common sense" is an oxymoron.
  14. It's ok, I don't expect everyone to recognise good logic.