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Dilbert_X
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uziq wrote:

graffito/graffiti is an italian term, by the way. they were found in ancient rome. damn blacks ruining western civilization!

https://d16kd6gzalkogb.cloudfront.net/magazine_images/Election-slogans-on-a-wall-in-Pompeii.-Image-via-ancientworldlives.wordpress.com_.jpg

you might be surprised to learn that ancient rome, as well as athens before it, were colourful places, not in austere and uniform colours. they looked a lot more like your 'horrible and defaced black notting hill' than you think. who would have guessed, human beings like colour!

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Dilbert_X
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uziq wrote:

graffiti as a scene has a history going way back in new york, and it was as white, or latino, as it was ever 'black'. most of the names you will never have heard of, but yes, notably white anglo-saxons took it into the 'mainstream', into art galleries, into worldwide merchandise and fame.

https://d16kd6gzalkogb.cloudfront.net/magazine_images/Keith-Haring-Houston-Bowery-Wall-Tribute.jpg

https://cdn.concreteplayground.com/content/uploads/2019/11/Haring-Water-Wall-mural-credit-Geoffrey-Burke-1920x1440.jpg

you even trying to portray it as some degraded, defiling activity of 'races that don't respect society' is just ridiculous.

and yes, banksy is notably white, and does 'graffiti', not council-approved murals. several of his most recent pieces have been removed and cleaned-up as such. at such a cost to the taxpayer, tch tch!

you are clueless. get a new point please.
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Dilbert_X
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uziq wrote:

when have i ever said graffiti is 'good'? i don't even like graffiti nor am i interested in it.

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uziq
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well, yes, when you're making out graffiti to be exclusively about BLM, or black people, or that it's about 'disrespect' and 'law breaking'i will give you context that it has been found in cities since the dawn of civilization, including your much-idealised roman culture.

what does this have to do with vandalising heritage sites again?

most of the large graffiti murals you see in modern cities are there because the local council or property owners have designated the space for it. it's not complicated dilbert. nowhere have i said 'scrawling graffiti on important historical sites is good, actually'.

you really need to grow up.
Dilbert_X
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All the sites BLM vandalised were 'heritage sites'

uziq - vandalising monuments is good

https://previews.123rf.com/images/wa8nnx/wa8nnx2008/wa8nnx200800028/154120262-robert-e-lee-statute-covered-with-graffiti-following-a-black-lives-matter-protest-in-richmond-virgin.jpg

uziq - vandalising monuments is bad
https://minnesotareformer.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Screen-Shot-2020-10-05-at-9.35.43-PM.png

nowhere have i said 'scrawling graffiti on important historical sites is good, actually'
Yeah you have.
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uziq
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all manner of protests spray graffiti, you getting exclusively vexed about BLM says more about your politics than any principled stand against 'destruction of public property'.

a statue or building can be jetwashed easily. indeed, they are. it's not 'destroying' a piece of heritage, is it? it comes at a small cost to the taxpayer, which is regrettable, but surely the bigger point is the protest itself?

how is it even comparable to carving something into rock and defacing it irreversibly? something which is fenced off and protected from public access?

i honestly do not care about people spraypainting a statue at a large protest. imagine getting angered and upset over that. it's pathetic.

next you'll be fulminating that those scots 'disrespect' the duke of wellington. omg it's an outrage!

https://i2-prod.dailyrecord.co.uk/incoming/article9171379.ece/ALTERNATES/s615b/wellington-cone.jpg

who fucking cares?

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unnamednewbie13
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Can a statue in a public space outside a public building or park really be compared to a fenced off cave? Imagine thinking that some random giant statue of Robert E. Lee on a horse was a part of your heritage when it was only ever installed to be a statement feature during the Jim Crow era, far more than as some claimed neutral memorialization of a bunch of piss-poor southerners who got swept up into a destructive civil war.
unnamednewbie13
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Imagine if the English snuck into Washington DC and installed a 17 foot tall statue of King George III holding aloft the head of George Washington at the National Mall.
uziq
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in other news, musk has tanked tesla’s valuation so much that it has devalued more than bitcoin in this YTD. lmao.
SuperJail Warden
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I hate to sound like a Republican but I think a lot of nerdy people who bought into Musk as a identity put their stimulus and extended unemployment into Tesla stock. There is no other reason why it should be that high.
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Cybargs
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unnamednewbie13 wrote:

Can a statue in a public space outside a public building or park really be compared to a fenced off cave? Imagine thinking that some random giant statue of Robert E. Lee on a horse was a part of your heritage when it was only ever installed to be a statement feature during the Jim Crow era, far more than as some claimed neutral memorialization of a bunch of piss-poor southerners who got swept up into a destructive civil war.
Nowhere near the same considering the cave art is archeological artefact
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Dilbert_X wrote:

Its all part of the grand plan to lull everyone into a false sense of something.
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr … has-become

hahaha
unnamednewbie13
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things that escalate quickly:

Anti-feminist social media personality Andrew Tate arrested in Romania on human trafficking charges
29 December 2022, 22:03 | Updated: 30 December 2022, 00:56
https://www.lbc.co.uk/news/andrew-tate- … s-embassy/
unnamednewbie13
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No toilet rolls, rent not paid, kitchens closed: Elon Musk's Twitter is going through a rough phase
https://www.indiatoday.in/technology/fe … 2023-01-02

Musk is also selling furniture, kitchen appliances, and all the so-called “unwanted” stuff present at Twitter HQ to make money.

Musk has turned offices into bedrooms so that employees can work all day long. Photos of Twitter offices turned into bedrooms with bed, sofa, purifier, and more facilities went viral on social media recently. In fact, Musk in one of his emails said that he is working 24*7, 7 days a week. The billionaire is currently working closely with engineers to build Twitter 2.0 from scratch. In fact, the Twitter boss expects employees to be available whenever needed, regardless of their off days.

Musk also fired janitors recently to save money. And now a new report states that employees are required to bring their own toilet paper as the janitors who cleaned the office are all fired by Musk. The report also stated that no one cleans the washrooms at Twitter HQ and they now smell bad.
S*# show in the most literal sense. Turns unpaid for offices into gross living spaces without sanitation. Don't you just want to go live on Mars under his rule.
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Unironically God Bless Ron DeSantis. I hope his power in Florida continues to grow. Conservatives, young and old, are "fleeing" their blue and purple states for Florida. They are self-segregating and giving up competitive races in the other parts of the country.
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Dilbert_X
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One big sinkhole

One big sinkhole

One big sinkhole

We can do this.
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SuperJail Warden
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Funny comment from a NR article about Florida public school curriculum.

It astounds me what passes for a college education these days. My Son's mother went back to school while I was overseas in the 2000's. When I came home, she had a master's degree in "Women's Studies."

Here was a person who wept at the sight of the Integral sign in mathematics, had an undergraduate minor in English but had never read John Keats "Ode to a Grecian Urn" and could not distinguish the Battle of Waterloo from the Battle of Gettysburg, yet she was an honor student in her field. Soon after graduation she left to pursue other interests. I understand she became an H.R manager for our State's A.G office, which is apropos, I guess.

Many people like her become radicalized when they feel that they are not compensated for their learning and I guess that is the point all along, to create an army of angry and frustrated nincompoops to staff Government agencies and H.R departments across the land.
I can't help but to find it funny that the guy came home from Iraq and found his wife had cheated on him with a Master's Degree. She then left him to become a middle manager in state government. And it is the college's fault. 😂
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Dilbert_X
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I know plenty of people with a 'degree' who can't do anything useful but still expect a six-figure salary.
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unnamednewbie13
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A comment on NR, of all rags, bemoaning humanities majors becoming 'radicalized.'

lol
Cybargs
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Dilbert_X wrote:

I know plenty of people with a 'degree' who can't do anything useful but still expect a six-figure salary.
6 figures isn’t a lot of money in aus
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Cybargs
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Dilbert_X wrote:

I know plenty of people with a 'degree' who can't do anything useful but still expect a six-figure salary.
6 figures isn’t a lot of money in aus
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Dilbert_X
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Well it isn't but its still more than a lot of people really deserve.
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Dilbert_X
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Its hilarious that Sunak is going after Zahawi for tax-dodging considering how much tax the Sunaks have dodged.
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