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Post by Activist on Thu Sep 22, 2016 11:24 am

I come from a background of battle rap, something like the movie 8 mile - I saw him writing some rhymes dissing someone and thought I'd jump in.

No harm intended, was just a little fun - in battle rap nothing is off limits... family, kids, race, faith, sexual orientation, dead relatives... we say whatever we can to destroy opponents with words but don't mean anything we say.

At the end of the battle we shake hands and have a beer.

Too many pc sensitive souls out there. You can't say this you can't say that, this should be in that thread not this thread, who really cares? The offsite and community needs activity regardless of what or where things have been said.

As the original post said, post about anything. We can go back to talking about radishes if you guys want.

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Post by donkeysaint on Thu Sep 22, 2016 11:57 am

I sort of enjoyed that rap of yours, as I did Razors Bond theme. And at the same time, it was starting to get a little too much.

Our societies have used several millennia to build up norms about how to interact. Common sense and decent behaviour, could sum it up. Private and public space would also contain quite different spans of that. The internets Wink have sort of done away with parts of that within a decade or so. Language and interaction that used to be, and still is, very rare in face-to-face meetings, has become quite frequent behind the screen of (often) anonymity, that the web gives us. Calling out a slight moderation of that as political correctness is also getting more common, imo.. Wink

Interesting to hear about the battle rap backstory, though. Puts it in another context.

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Post by van coke on Thu Sep 22, 2016 5:36 pm

I was under the impression this is a PC-Free zone :p hahahaha found it nice in this day and age where anything can be construed as offensive Very Happy

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Post by donkeysaint on Thu Sep 22, 2016 5:50 pm

What you might perceive as thin-skinned anxiety towards things controversial Wink, is nothing new to our day and age. As a history teacher and student I would like to assert that.

From that same standpoint I would also claim that this day and age is probably the most allowing and "liberal" (in the sense of allowing a widespread collection of viewpoints, stands and behaviour) ever.

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Post by van coke on Fri Sep 23, 2016 2:12 am

@donkeysaint Yes people are very libiral when the opinion is that of the masses. Just look at the SA university scene now. Our campus is the only one in the country not closed/closing for a while because of strikes.

As soon as you deviate from the public Opinion you get Hounded Very Happy hahahaha


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Post by tryasta on Fri Sep 23, 2016 3:51 am

Some food for thought

https://expatexplorer.hsbc.com/survey/

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Post by razorbladeYfronts on Fri Sep 23, 2016 6:12 am

Ah cool, all good. I just didn't know the limits, got the feeling others were staying away so wanted to create a seperate battle-ground. Years ago I was involved in forums where the shitlordery was sublime, sure some toxicity but normally all good at the end of the day. BR forums have been so dry though and I'm a bit out of practise so not on my best balance yet. Some forums even had a prison function, which was great fun.

Still, if the guy at the back of the class fires spitballs at my neck, I get him in the eye and he cries foul, and then gets all snotty when agreeing with the teacher that it's bad behaviour before running off to the toilets to smoke dried broccoli I will be the first in again with the wedgie at breaktime. Laughing

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Post by razorbladeYfronts on Fri Sep 23, 2016 8:30 am

Anyway, now that we're discussing how the ultra-liberal has become toxic; what does everyone think of this video that a retweet of it from Richard Dawkins got him deplatformed from speaking at a conference? (btw I love all the author's stuff, definitely in my top 5 over the last while, and as many comments say, it's criminally undersubscribed).


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Post by van coke on Fri Sep 23, 2016 8:48 am

Razor? I thought you were too old to know what twitter is? Wink

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Post by razorbladeYfronts on Fri Sep 23, 2016 9:01 am

Never used it personally, just have the company account and am just proof-reader. Imagine me let loose on social media as a real person, bankrupt in four months.

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Post by van coke on Fri Sep 23, 2016 9:14 am

Lol i can imagine you being let loose on social media. Anonymous recruiting?

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Post by razorbladeYfronts on Fri Sep 23, 2016 9:27 am

The only recruiting would be the for the one in charge of bringing over the polonium210 for my drink!

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Post by van coke on Fri Sep 23, 2016 10:03 am

@razorbladeYfronts wrote:The only recruiting would be the for the one in charge of bringing over the polonium210 for my drink!

No idea what polonium is hahahaha

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Post by tryasta on Sat Sep 24, 2016 2:21 am

I found a funny video here


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Post by ivelostmysparky on Sat Sep 24, 2016 3:13 am

Just wait until Nigel sees this.
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Post by tryasta on Sat Sep 24, 2016 3:19 am

LOL. He'll report me I guess

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Post by razorbladeYfronts on Sat Sep 24, 2016 5:16 am

Just seen the chat box in the bottom right corner, probably been there for months yeah? geek

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Post by razorbladeYfronts on Sat Sep 24, 2016 5:47 am

Haha, always an argument somewhere in the BR world. This time for tryasta, tell him to let it wash over him and be water my friend! Razz (private joke)

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Post by van coke on Sun Sep 25, 2016 12:24 pm

@ivelostmysparky wrote:Just wait until Nigel sees this.

Lol i wanted to advise on BR but i thought id get thrown in the oven again

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Post by razorbladeYfronts on Mon Sep 26, 2016 6:08 am

Were the video and thread taken down? Was it for the video or the comments?

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Post by tryasta on Mon Sep 26, 2016 6:41 am

I have received no warning no message no nothing. Guess it was a problem and the mods took a decision to avoid trouble and stop complains.

@Chewy anything you know/can share with us?

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Post by donkeysaint on Tue Sep 27, 2016 9:12 pm

Thanks Chewy! We won it as a group though, and there's no I in team. Smile

I have even started using we and us, in all the BR mails I send out. I must remenmber to sign off the mails with something along the lines of the NZ U20 management team, or the impression given might be the opposite of what I'm trying to give. king

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Post by tryasta on Tue Sep 27, 2016 10:37 pm

Did you read the news?

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