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Don't you like fish?
Or meatballs made out of horse meat?

I hear furniture stores are the best place to get them.
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From the point of view of a national railway network - they operate the same way - centrally controlled, financed, and planned by (usually) the country's government.
I hear socialists make trains run on time for Mr Godwin.
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Old 07.10.2019, 12:04
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Or meatballs made out of horse meat?

I hear furniture stores are the best place to get them.
If you get your ideas of Swedish cuisine from Ikea, that would rather be like saying that those from the U.S. only eat at MacDonalds.

i .e. totally wrong and a bit narrow-minded, if you don't mind me saying.
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I hear socialists make trains run on time for Mr Godwin.
I can't even start to comprehend what point you are trying to make here.
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Environmentally friendly Galley slaves required

Yes Greta Thunberg next voyage could well be the Aegean Sea and therefore volunteers are required
to help row her to various ports and harbours around Greece, to promote awareness of the dangers
of climate change, the need to promote green energy and reduce plastic waste.

Rowing will involve shift work when under way with the only breaks likely to be when the Greek
Captain decides to set the sails.

Would you row Greta on an ancient Greek Galley ? video
Are the rowers chained up?


"Row, row, row your boat
Gently down the stream
Merrily merrily, merrily, merrily
Life is but a dream"
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Are the rowers chained up?


"Row, row, row your boat
Gently down the stream
Merrily merrily, merrily, merrily
Life is but a dream"
On the way there or while she's aboard?
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On the way there or while she's aboard?
No doubt they whip them if they dont kiss her (feet etc........)

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No doubt they whip them if they dont kiss her (feet etc........)
Haha, that would have been an interesting combination, given Charlton Hestons fight in his last 15-20 years against what he calls inverse racism (affirmative action etc).
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Old 07.10.2019, 19:01
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Or meatballs made out of horse meat?

I hear furniture stores are the best place to get them.
I bought some at the Coop at Stockholm Central Station the other day, tonight's dinner (the sauce is made with dubious blue mushrooms that I found near our rustico).

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P.S. We LOVE horsemeat!
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If you get your ideas of Swedish cuisine from Ikea, that would rather be like saying that those from the U.S. only eat at MacDonalds.

i .e. totally wrong and a bit narrow-minded, if you don't mind me saying.
If you are reducing Swedish furniture stores to IKEA, maybe you are the one being narrow minded if you don't mind me saying so.

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If you are reducing Swedish furniture stores to IKEA, maybe you are the one being narrow minded if you don't mind me saying so.

How many other Swedish furniture stores have a restaurant?
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I bought some at the Coop at Stockholm Central Station the other day, tonight's dinner (the sauce is made with dubious blue mushrooms that I found near our rustico).

Tom

P.S. We LOVE horsemeat!
We had some Aldi horse meatballs once but to be honest, I prefer My Lidl Pony.
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How many other Swedish furniture stores have a restaurant?
The only reason to go to a Swedish furniture store is for the food!

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Re: Climate change/Greta Thunberg [merged threads]

Greta. Could she be the Swedish version of the Swiss Heidi?
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Greta. Could she be the Swedish version of the Swiss Heidi?
No! Greta is for real. And she is standing up for our sins.
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Greta. Could she be the Swedish version of the Swiss Heidi?
That's Pippi Longstocking
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Re: Climate change/Greta Thunberg [merged threads]

The Greta Thunberg of Greek mythology

Apparently the relentless tirade against Greta Thunberg is nothing new as the Ancient Greeks had there
own version of Greta Thunberg to contend with in Greek mythology called Antigone.

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In Greek mythology Antigone is only in her mid-teens when she rebels against her uncle Creon, the increasingly
tyrannical King of Thebes.
Like Greta, she risks all for a cause that she believes in, and refuses to be cowed by powerful politicians
or by what anyone else thinks and like Greta, Antigone's strength is undermined by misogynist beliefs,
as Creon claims that she's insane.

This part of the myth represents a common view at the time, one which is still prevelant today.
Ancient Greek medical text tells us girls like Antigone, who were old enough to be married but had not done so,
were dismissed as mentally ill. They were also thought to be "hysterical", an idea that originates from
ancient Greece.

BBC News - What the Ancient Greeks can teach us about Greta Thunberg trolls
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The Greta Thunberg of Greek mythology

Apparently the relentless tirade against Greta Thunberg is nothing new as the Ancient Greeks had there
own version of Greta Thunberg to contend with in Greek mythology called Antigone.
Thank you for wrapping up it so...nicely.

An amusing article in Financial Times.



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One of the things that has bothered me for a while is why so many middle-aged men seem to hate Greta Thunberg. Suddenly, thanks to herspeech to the United Nations, I know. They are already rowing with their teenage kids and don’t need another one on their case.

It was the furious, accusatory tone in which she chided her audience: “How dare you? You have stolen my dreams and my childhood.” Has not every parent had that clash, albeit more usually about whether they can sleep over at Charlotte’s on a school night?

Let me stress, before going further, that I regard Thunberg as a force for good, even if some of her catastrophising language can be counterproductive. She deserves appreciation, not abuse.

But perhaps because of her remarkable efforts, the young environmental campaigner seems to bring out the worst in a certain cohort, especially on the right.

Some of these people are beginning to demonstrate an almost pathological loathing for someone who is, after all, a child with Asperger’s syndrome trying to save the world.

The vituperation goes beyond the contrarian instinct to recoil from anyone depicted as a modern-day saint. Somejoked about her yacht to the US sinking; anothercompared her appearance to the children in Nazi propaganda. Is this just because she is cutting through or is there something else going on?

Now it is clear. Her speech transported me back to every teenage row with the spawn, especially with the girl, who has a handy line in invective.

Phrases such as “How dare you?” and “you would be evil” are very much swiped from the Bunty guide to teen rage. The only thing missing was a threat to never speak to us again if we don’t reach net zero by 2030.


Happily, it has been a while since my last domestic Thunberging but the tone was definitely familiar. I can hear the next one now: “You have stolen my dreams and ruined my childhood. How dare you stop me going to Glastonbury?”

Of course, the main reason why some rightwingers are so agitated about her is that they do not like her message, but the messenger herself obviously riles them too.

Once you see this through the prism of teenager and parent, however, it all begins to make sense. No one likes being berated by their children, least of all when we suspect they may have a point. Greta is guilt-tripping the adults on a planetary scale.

Hence the instinctive response. This is the kind of stroppy defiance that makes a certain type of adult want to go out and trash the planet, just to show who’s boss.

“How dare you talk to me like that, young lady? I’m jetting off to the US for a steak supper to teach you a lesson. In fact, I may eat a whole cow.

And as for that transatlantic sailing trip, well, you can forget about that. You are GROUNDED. Think of it as my contribution to reducing the family’s carbon footprint.”

This is the age at which we parents feel control slipping away. The spawn are standing on their own feet; they are imposing their opinions on us.

No wonder some adults are hacked off. We are not ready to surrender our grip on the world just yet. We’ve still got a few years of carbon emissions left in us.

It’s only us drippy liberals, raised on books telling us how to communicate with our kids, who can cope with her onslaught. But even we feel the menace.

We see the spawn watching Greta and we fret. Shebadgered her parents into turning vegan. What if the girl tries to do the same thing at home?

Happily, I can recommend an answer for those threatened dads. Start urging your children to be “more like Greta”. Mournfully, turn to your teens and say, “I wish you were like that young Swedish girl. You are always on the phone with your mates while she’s out saving the world. You could learn from her.”

Not only might you feel more positive about Greta, it is also guaranteed to turn your offspring back into carnivores.

It won’t help the environment much but a lot of angry men will feel happier, and that is surely going to make the world a better place.
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Don't worry. You can shit up the environment as much as you want. It will be compensated!!
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Re: Climate change/Greta Thunberg [merged threads]

Wait, so Antigone was a Troll?

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