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    Imagine how much useful labour we could unlock if we released everyone from their bullshit sales jobs.
    Look, the wages you withheld from the workmen who mowed your fields are crying out against you. The cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord of Hosts. You have lived on earth in luxury and self-indulgence. You have fattened yourselves for slaughter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keckers View Post
    Imagine how much useful labour we could unlock if we released everyone from their bullshit sales jobs.
    Not going to lie, quitting my toxic job at the beginning of the pandemic and taking up on a part time one now (just barely to cover my expenses) has left me with time to start improving my photo skills, esp. photoshop experience.

    Not to mention that now I actually have time for my close ones and I've more or less repaired my relationship with my family. Pandemic really put things in perspective for me.

    Also, we should just fucking eat the rich.
    Last edited by Venec; January 28 2021 at 02:14:59 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Venec View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Keckers View Post
    Imagine how much useful labour we could unlock if we released everyone from their bullshit sales jobs.
    Not going to lie, quitting my toxic job at the beginning of the pandemic and taking up on a part time one now (just barely to cover my expenses) has left with me time to start improving my photo skills, esp. photoshop experience.

    Not to mention that now I actually have time for my close ones and I've more or less repaired my relationship with my family. Pandemic really put things in perspective for me.

    Also, we should just fucking eat the rich.
    and more meme time m8

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    Quote Originally Posted by teds :D View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keckers View Post
    Imagine how much useful labour we could unlock if we released everyone from their bullshit sales jobs.
    Not going to lie, quitting my toxic job at the beginning of the pandemic and taking up on a part time one now (just barely to cover my expenses) has left with me time to start improving my photo skills, esp. photoshop experience.

    Not to mention that now I actually have time for my close ones and I've more or less repaired my relationship with my family. Pandemic really put things in perspective for me.

    Also, we should just fucking eat the rich.
    and more meme time m8
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Appleby View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Hel OWeen View Post
    In other (German) COVID news, the first state (Baden-Württemberg) is to going to reopen kindergarden and elementary schools on Monday ... at a time when Germany just a week ago put up a new restriction (amongst others) that FFP2 or clinical masks are now mandatory while shopping or using public transport, because the infection rates keep getting up. Those cloth masks aren't enough.
    Retards. Thankfully Berlin realized that opening early isn't a good idea. That realization was fueled by pretty much every principal declaring that they wouldn't reopen no matter the rules and would take the consequences. The city could deal with one or to principals doing that, but not all of them. There's a shortage of teachers in general and principals in particular. Not to mention that the whole thing went public.
    I should have come back and added that shortly after I posted this, I heard the radio news that a new mutation was discovered in a kindergarden in that state and they withdrew it again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cosmin View Post
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    I don't think that's it. Hauswirtschaftslehre is a much broader course, it involves a lot of other stuff to keep your home "going", e.g. keeping care of your clothing (sewing, washing), cleaning your home and also basic book-keeping. In the "old days" (my mother had such a course in school), it was a mandatory course for girls, basically preparing them to become the "ideal pride" for her husband. This attitude thankfully has changed by now, but the stuff taught still makes sense today. For example I was totally unprepared to leave my parent's home. I don't know how to cook, how to wash my cloths, how to iron etc. I was raised as a boy. Therefore the only labor I had to do at home was "man stuff", e.g. cleaning the garden, dish washing etc. I didn't like it at all. And I'm pretty sure I wouldn't liked cooking, if I was ordered to help with that. But I would nonetheless learned some stuff I had to learn the hard way trying to cook myself in order to not starve.

    I talked with my mother about that topic a couple of years ago. She was quite surprised at first (maybe even upset), but after giving it a thought, she agreed. But back in the day, it just was like that. Boys would get raised the "man's way" and girls "the woman's way". I just thought about it for a second: of all my friends back then - boys and girls - I don't remember anyone being raised differently.
    I think literally "art of housekeeping in practice" would be the best translation. I had that in elementary school for a short while, 8th grade I think, we learned to saw, elementary cooking and house repairs etc. Tis really a shame it's not taught in schools anymore. Should be mandatory, along with many other useful skills that would actually prepare people for life. I didn't know shit about cooking when I moved out since my grandmothers were queens of the kitchen so it was always "get out of my way, kid, this is my kitchen, go play with legos"
    I consider myself lucky that albeit I haven't hit 40 yet I've been nicking knowledge from my grandmother on my mother's side (may she rest in peace). My parents never made me do any chores but I did help around the house best I could (washing dishes and stuff), but also never taught me to sew or cook. All of that was my nan. She never kicked me out of the kitchen, nor did she kick me out when she was working (she was a tailor working only on private commissions, I swear that woman had golden hands, everything she made was astonishing). So whilst growing up and visiting her I learned a LOT of stuff - I'm pretty sure I can knit quite well if I pick it up again, and basically when I had to sew stuff I only had to get supplies. Probably why I love leatherworking as a hobby now and the stuff I churn out is not really terrible at all. I still remember a lot of her recipes and how to wing it - believe it or not, grandmothers did not have electronic kitchen scales lol - and yet get a great final product.
    Funny coincidence. My grandma and my aunt (oldest sister of my mother) were both tailors by profession, although already retired by that time, and also did all kind of amazing stuff.

    Unfortunately (in hindsight) I was their favorite grand-child/nephew, so they didn't "bother me" with this stuff. Perhaps they even did and as soon as I didn't show any interest, they never tried again. They taught me knitting, however. And I actually knitted myself the ultimate beginner's piece: a scarf. But never did anything else. And also crocheting, and if I remember correctly, that resulted in me making a (pair?) of potholders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hel OWeen View Post
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    In other (German) COVID news, the first state (Baden-Württemberg) is to going to reopen kindergarden and elementary schools on Monday ... at a time when Germany just a week ago put up a new restriction (amongst others) that FFP2 or clinical masks are now mandatory while shopping or using public transport, because the infection rates keep getting up. Those cloth masks aren't enough.
    Retards. Thankfully Berlin realized that opening early isn't a good idea. That realization was fueled by pretty much every principal declaring that they wouldn't reopen no matter the rules and would take the consequences. The city could deal with one or to principals doing that, but not all of them. There's a shortage of teachers in general and principals in particular. Not to mention that the whole thing went public.
    I should have come back and added that shortly after I posted this, I heard the radio news that a new mutation was discovered in a kindergarden in that state and they withdrew it again.
    After I made my post, I saw the same news about them backpedalling hard.

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    Absolute scenes from the EU. Imagine screwing up so badly you make Boris look good.

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    this really is fucking shambolic

    when the WHO, Ireland (and impacting on the GFA) instantly call you out on your shit for supplies of a vaccine that hasn't been approved by the EU yet, and some parts in Germany have been briefing against...

    i voted remain and always would, but wtf eu lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by teds :D View Post
    this really is fucking shambolic

    when the WHO, Ireland (and impacting on the GFA) instantly call you out on your shit for supplies of a vaccine that hasn't been approved by the EU yet, and some parts in Germany have been briefing against...

    i voted remain and always would, but wtf eu lol
    And then the central approval authority for your union grants blanket approval for said vaccine. You couldn’t make this up.

    Mildly amazed they went over the Irish PM’s head - I guess the brxiteers had a point about sovereignty haha

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    EU backtracks on decision to block supply of vaccines to Northern Ireland

    "Oops, just implemented a hard border in Ireland without informing either government, my bad."

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    Here is the redacted contract between AZ and the EU
    https://ec.europa.eu/commission/pres...l/en/ip_21_302

    And a view of what it says in the non-redacted bits
    https://www.politico.eu/article/eu-a...tract-dispute/

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    without going too far down the conspiracy rabbit hole, UK is vacinating quickly, the EU is not - in a large part because of how the commission decided to take over negotiations for procurement. In an effort to distract, and because grr brexit, and actual riots on the streets in the Netherlands, EU decides to brief against AZ, which is a nominally UK/Swedish company. Because grr brexit, the EU runs with a story that the UK has been withholding shots, despite the UK not owning AZ, and the UK having signed their agreements basically 3 months ahead.

    fast forward to today, where the EU essentially violate the GFA for a vax that they've been disparaging for a week, haven't even actually approved yet (might be wrong, might have missed that in the noise today) and Germany have said they won't give to 65+ anyway.

    this is utter fucking madness

    i don't even consider myself british, and i fully understand the grr brexit, but to take measures like the EU tried to (did, and rolled back) is fucking insane. The UK has contributed incredibly to vaccine research, strain research and vaccine and treatment funding, and the EU tries to blow political capital on a shot they (well, one country) don't even publicly want to administer to at risk groups? fucking scenes like.

    (also for a jab essentially being sold at cost)
    Last edited by teds :D; January 29 2021 at 11:52:12 PM.

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    The EU has totally shit the bed on this and its embarrassing to see

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    Oh yeh also Sturgeon is going to fucking hate this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teds :D View Post
    this really is fucking shambolic
    ^^

    I can only assume the Commission had been on a complete bender before rolling that out, as I struggle to understand them actually thinking it through.
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    ...suck on the devices of the callow people...

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    Concur, it takes serious work to make Boris Johnson look good but it appears the EU commission are willing to really put the work in.

    I almost hope he diverts a lorry full of vaccine to go ROI to NI then onto the mainland just to give the EU the rope with which to hang themselves on this issue.
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    According to our press the EU with its vaccine export controls threatens the Pfizer vaccine supply due to start shipping to Oz in early February, while at the same time begging Oz to send them the AstraZeneca vaccine that is starting manufacture at our CSL plant.

    Arsehats.

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    What baffles me in this (apart from the border shenanigans, enough has been said about that) is that the Netherlands (with 3 other countries) were early investors in the AZ vaccine. Later, the EU took over this deal - with full permission of the countries involved. I think this was around the same time the UK signed. The entire argument of 3 months later doesn't take that into account at all and nobody mentions it anymore. At the time, those four countries took a huge gamble on AZ, however and funded substantially. A lot of things here are quite fishy* - but AZ is certainly one of them.

    *I'm including the EU in this

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