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Moments of Pleasure

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  1. Out of "likes" but completely agree with this.
  2. The trouble with all these unconscious biases is they are the work, or discoveries, of them darn pesky "experts," and some folks have had enough of experts.
  3. Fear would be one obvious and simplistic answer. There will be a multitude of answers to "why" I'm sure. They don't always "want" to though, necessarily. To start with, we - us humans, all of us on this planet - are all prejudiced. Even white, liberal progressives and guardian readers. We are hard-wired, we come into this world, with a brain that perceives and processes information in categories. Categories is a nicer, more neutral word than stereotypes. Very early on, we learn to sort people into us and them. Us is the most fundamental social category in the brain's organisi
  4. I'm going to the game tonight to get away from this dismal place for a few hours...
  5. I used to work with vulnerable, abused children and young people. They needed looking after, too, the little blighters. In fact, they were known as "Looked after" children. True story
  6. "Racism = racial prejudice + power" Understanding that power is the primary feature of racism is key. If understanding is what you seek. We live in a society that is structured as a hierarchy. An expression of racial prejudice always originates from somewhere on this hierarchy, and is directed at someone/a group in another location on this hierarchy. Power is a fundamental part of the hierarchy. Who has power in our society/country? Generally speaking. People of colour? An understanding of power in the hierarchy that exists in the society we live in is key to understanding raci
  7. Not at all, mate. See the various racism threads...
  8. We do, we want to win them. Promise. Trouble is, we don't want to lose them either, probably a bit more than we want to win them, and so the things - real or imagined - we fear might cause us to lose games loom larger in the mind and impact selection than the things that might help us win some games. It has ever been thus, mucker!
  9. An incredible job? Blimey. We are not used to people, handsomely paid, doing the jobs they are hired to do at this club (not that MA has yet delivered the promotion to the PL he was surely brought back here to oversee). We are surprised, and delighted, where we see mere competence. We have come to expect waste, incompetence, mediocrity. A shambles. Anything much more and we are delirious. Bloke does job he is paid to do (at Bristol City): incredible!
  10. That might be more nationalism - you perhaps want to take a minute/hour/semester to brush up on yer isms and yer ists
  11. Does it say how many Bath folk have bought tickets?
  12. Gascoigne appears to be a text book puer aeternus. A child-god who is no longer a god (other than to fellow ageing man-boys) with all it's protection, allowances and excuses, but remains a child. Desperate, pitiful.
  13. In true Bristolian / West Country / BCFC fashion, I just can't be arsed with running for hours on end. It's such a bloody effort! And requires so much enthusiasm. I much prefer my own take on high(ish) intensity interval training whereby you get much of the benefits of hours plodding the pavements in a much reduced amount of time (thereby freeing up time to then slouch on the sofa, eating cake and browsing otib, which requires much less effort and is more suited to the natural Bristolian / West Country disposition). I like to get the old fast-twitch fibres firing and stoke the growt
  14. You got pine martens now. They'll soon be seeing off the grey bloody Yankee squirrels. Then it'll be "come on (back) you reds" (squirrels)
  15. Southend United was cashless, years ago, when we went there first game of the season, early 90s. Entry was swift, no problems. Worked beautifully; years ahead of their time, I thought. Next time we went there, they were back to wanting cash - insistent they were, and not very welcoming, either! Funny lot, never quite figured them out....
  16. The season Keegan went there - and Andy Cole - 92/93, the smallest crowd they played before in the league, home and away, was at Trumpton Park, Bath. Fact! And that was a division with the likes of Cambridge, Southend, Tranmere, Oxford, Peterborough and Grimsby in it.
  17. I Always Beleived but now I don't know.....
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