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This whole thread is hilarious.

"Back in my day... *grumble mutter grumble*"

All that's missing is a shout of "get off my lawn, you whippersnappers!"
"Get off my lawn" reminds me of dear old Clint.
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He speaks my mind. I dunno what's better - him dissing Hillary, MeToo = salacious crap or "It's almost like, now we should turn the whole thing off. Go back to newsprint, go back to word of mouth, and start to read books again.".

Wise man. Especially about the trendy communist BS. Lived it. It was toxic and cripling. Woke snowflakes wouldn't last a second. Glad to be here.

Thanks, Tom.
tbf i think the me too movement, making people aware that since forever the gatekeepers to job positions have used their influence to f88k youngsters, is going forward like progress not backwards.

anyway, maybe Roger Daltrey WonderBoomer should ask his The Who mate Pedo Pete Townsend about whats the world coming to, and why cant we exploitate innocents for sex kicks just coz we're rich and powerful. maybe they can both go wah wah wah in the corner, along with all the nonces on this thread, about not being able to anymore so easily. what with all these snowflakes!!!!

oh yeh i forgot, pete townsend just pressed 'yes i will enter the dark web to look for child porn' for research purposes. oh yeh sorry.

all the nonces on this thread: THESE ARE YOUR HEROES

also its not communist BS the snowflakes are after. its decent social justice legislation in a democracy.
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Yes wasn't Roger Daltreys pop generation the same ones enthralled by films like A Clockwork Orange at the
same time as pop music started to embrace the epitome of anti-social behaviour Punk Rock.

Stanley Kubrick film - A Clockwork Orange 1971
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tbf i think the me too movement, making people aware that since forever the gatekeepers to job positions have used their influence to f88k youngsters, is going forward like progress not backwards.

anyway, maybe Roger Daltrey WonderBoomer should ask his The Who mate Pedo Pete Townsend about whats the world coming to, and why cant we exploitate innocents for sex kicks just coz we're rich and powerful. maybe they can both go wah wah wah in the corner, along with all the nonces on this thread, about not being able to anymore so easily. what with all these snowflakes!!!!

oh yeh i forgot, pete townsend just pressed 'yes i will enter the dark web to look for child porn' for research purposes. oh yeh sorry.

all the nonces on this thread: THESE ARE YOUR HEROES

also its not communist BS the snowflakes are after. its decent social justice legislation in a democracy.


Oh dear, so this is the character. Had no idea.
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Rock guitarist Pete Townshend was released from police custody Tuesday, resting at home after his arrest on suspicion of possessing indecent images of children, his lawyer said.
Police questioned the founding member of The Who at a southwest London police station for an hour and 20 minutes Monday night, releasing him shortly after midnight, nearly five hours after he was first detained.
A police spokesman said the legendary musician had signed an agreement saying he would return to the station later in January.
Reporters saw Townshend — who has acknowledged using a Web site advertising child pornography but says he was merely doing research for his autobiography — leaving the station in the back seat of a Mercedes, lying down partially covered by what appeared to be a bag or a coat.
"He is going home to get some rest," his lawyer John Cohen said. "He is tired but all right." Cohen said the guitarist might be required to answer more questions later.
The rock star has not been charged with a crime. Under British law, suspects are not charged immediately upon arrest and some arrested people are eventually released without charge.
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Oh dear, so this is the character. Had no idea.


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Not passing judgement either way but I believe no such images were found on his computer and the case was dismissed.
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Yes wasn't Roger Daltreys pop generation the same ones enthralled by films like A Clockwork Orange at the
same time as pop music started to embrace the epitome of anti-social behaviour Punk Rock.

Stanley Kubrick film - A Clockwork Orange 1971
No. Daltey's from the generation before that.

I'm from the Clockwork Orange generation.
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tbf i think the me too movement, making people aware..
By groundless accusations? Smear campaign? They need to be held accountable too.

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...that since forever the gatekeepers to job positions have used their influence to f88k youngsters,
Look at Twitch. Innocence defined.

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..is going forward like progress not backwards.
Youngsters will get tired of going back in history and rewriting it. I think they are over it, when they realized it is used for political campaign and not for social justice.

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Smear campaigns are inexcusable. The legislation is already there. But many time their cause lacks any proof. It promotes people in political campaigning.
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Not passing judgement either way but I believe no such images were found on his computer and the case was dismissed.
You are moving the goalpost.

I was commenting on a previous post. He did pay to access a child pornography site and said it was for research purposes. How could you know?

That, at least, was not because of a smear campaign. I didn't say he's a pedophile or that he was arrested, but the other poster did appear to have a point.

@MC,

You're out of line as usual. Careful at your own accusations without support, I did not do such a thing.
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He made the admission after a newspaper reported detectives were investigating an unidentified British rock star for downloading child pornography.
In Monday's edition of The Sun newspaper, Townshend said he did not download the images.
"I have looked at child porn sites maybe three or four times in all, the front pages and previews. I have only entered once using a credit card, and I have never downloaded," The Sun quoted him as saying.
Townshend, who helped form The Who in the early 1960s, said in his initial statement that he believed he was sexually abused as a young boy, while in the care of his mentally ill grandmother.

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tbf i think the me too movement, making people aware that since forever the gatekeepers to job positions have used their influence to f88k youngsters, is going forward like progress not backwards.

anyway, maybe Roger Daltrey WonderBoomer should ask his The Who mate Pedo Pete Townsend about whats the world coming to, and why cant we exploitate innocents for sex kicks just coz we're rich and powerful. maybe they can both go wah wah wah in the corner, along with all the nonces on this thread, about not being able to anymore so easily. what with all these snowflakes!!!!

oh yeh i forgot, pete townsend just pressed 'yes i will enter the dark web to look for child porn' for research purposes. oh yeh sorry.

all the nonces on this thread: THESE ARE YOUR HEROES

also its not communist BS the snowflakes are after. its decent social justice legislation in a democracy.
If he said so it must be true then.

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tbf i think the me too movement, making people aware that since forever the gatekeepers to job positions have used their influence to f88k youngsters, is going forward like progress not backwards.

anyway, maybe Roger Daltrey WonderBoomer should ask his The Who mate Pedo Pete Townsend about whats the world coming to, and why cant we exploitate innocents for sex kicks just coz we're rich and powerful. maybe they can both go wah wah wah in the corner, along with all the nonces on this thread, about not being able to anymore so easily. what with all these snowflakes!!!!

oh yeh i forgot, pete townsend just pressed 'yes i will enter the dark web to look for child porn' for research purposes. oh yeh sorry.

all the nonces on this thread: THESE ARE YOUR HEROES

also its not communist BS the snowflakes are after. its decent social justice legislation in a democracy.
Wow!
I personally have no heroes at all. But you do realize that these people you talk about became heroes when there was no such thing as the internet, no such thing as the dark net or exchange platforms for paedophiles. So which generation felt the need to invent this and make those things easily accessible? And those are the people to look up to?

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Oh dear, so this is the character. Had no idea.


https://www.wistv.com/story/1082995/...d-porn-arrest/
NO! This is not "the character". Tom started the thread with Roger Daltrey, you guys now go on about Pete Townsend.

All I learn here is that all those woke people are not very awake. The need/desire to categorize has never been as high as now it seems.
The world can't even make up it's mind, which ones the boomers are. Somewhere I read 1943 until 1963, somewhere it says << In der Schweiz gelten die Jahrgänge 1946 bis 1964 als Babyboomer-Jahrgänge>> but what's clear: This "group" is made of people who are WORLDS APART.
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NO! This is not "the character". Tom started the thread with Roger Daltrey, you guys now go on about Pete Townsend.
I would have instantly given up such a friendship and would have never tried to defend him in public and blame the "woke people" instead.

I'm not sure where his (Roger Daltrey's) outrage against woke people came from, but if it was for this episode his indignation is rather ridiculous.

As for the comment on the need to categorise while using "all those woke people" which is (as I see it) a need to categorise too...how ironic.

Anyway, fun thread as usual.

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Wow!
I personally have no heroes at all. But you do realize that these people you talk about became heroes when there was no such thing as the internet, no such thing as the dark net or exchange platforms for paedophiles. So which generation felt the need to invent this and make those things easily accessible? And those are the people to look up to?


NO! This is not "the character". Tom started the thread with Roger Daltrey, you guys now go on about Pete Townsend.

All I learn here is that all those woke people are not very awake. The need/desire to categorize has never been as high as now it seems.
"Comrade Spears" made me laugh! She's awake. A bit dated, a year old. https://www.google.com/amp/s/nypost....-pandemic/amp/
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Wow!

All I learn here is that all those woke people are not very awake. The need/desire to categorize has never been as high as now it seems.
The world can't even make up it's mind, which ones the boomers are. Somewhere I read 1943 until 1963, somewhere it says << In der Schweiz gelten die Jahrgänge 1946 bis 1964 als Babyboomer-Jahrgänge>> but what's clear: This "group" is made of people who are WORLDS APART.
I think the need to categorize is a very basic human need and probably directly related to the amount of Information put in front of you. What does that have to do with wokeness?

As for baby boomers, they are basically the post wwII generation, so 20 years after the end of the war. Generally accepted to be 1945-1965 in the US. A few years one way or the other doesn‘t matter, though, and of course it is a gross generalization. So likely as much variation within the group than between groups. I‘m pretty sure it started as a marketing designation, and bled out to other uses because people love, and have always loved categories.

Not sure that baby boomers even apply worldwide.

Wokeness is just another gross generalization, anyway.
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"Comrade Spears" made me laugh! She's awake. A bit dated, a year old. https://www.google.com/amp/s/nypost....-pandemic/amp/
Not commenting on the article but shouldn't you have noticed the fault here?
<<Britney Spears is now a Marxist,.....
.... This week she shared a meme on Instagram calling for a general strike that was decorated with rose emojis symbolizing the international socialist cause.>>


How unawoke of instagram not to provide red carnation emojis.
I checked: Signal doesn't have it either.
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I think the need to categorize is a very basic human need and probably directly related to the amount of Information put in front of you. What does that have to do with wokeness?

As for baby boomers, they are basically the post wwII generation, so 20 years after the end of the war. Generally accepted to be 1945-1965 in the US. A few years one way or the other doesn‘t matter, though, and of course it is a gross generalization. So likely as much variation within the group than between groups. I‘m pretty sure it started as a marketing designation, and bled out to other uses because people love, and have always loved categories.

Not sure that baby boomers even apply worldwide.

Wokeness is just another gross generalization, anyway
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It is very fashionable to call "woke people" everyone who doesn't agree with you.

I'm not sure why everyone talks about whole generations in one little fit-for-all box. Be it boomers, millennial, x generation, whatever.
For statistical purposes, OK, I get it, to attribute everyone in the little box the same mindset etc is not OK. I mean it's pointless, as there are obviously great variations within the groups.
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Nope. I think the same generation in EE was busy fighting Marxist dogma, or were promoting it, out of fear.

I think boomer stuff relates to a mindset, not a particular time of birth period, if we discount the technology access, etc. or interest in it, it places some groups of people on a time line, I guess. A bit independent of fads, not hooked on social media to the point of accepting an opinion for the reason of social cohesion and social credit (seems to me). It is my experience with "boomers", but I am far from boomer generation, still agree with some attitudes. Those aren't exclusive to boomers nor boomer time of birth.

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Not commenting on the article but shouldn't you have noticed the fault here?
<<Britney Spears is now a Marxist,.....
.... This week she shared a meme on Instagram calling for a general strike that was decorated with rose emojis symbolizing the international socialist cause.>>


How unawoke of instagram not to provide red carnation emojis.
I checked: Signal doesn't have it either.
Lol. I think they already heard her singing The Internationale, in their mind. Roses or not. The fact that she made herself famous through Lolita song is not important.

I hate carnations. We had to have them on anything soviet. They stink. I can live without a carnation emoji. But millionaires - movie stars and singers here - promoting no personal possession and Marxism always brighten my day, altruists.
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Lol. I think they already heard her singing The Internationale, in their mind. Roses or not. The fact that she made herself famous through Lolita song is not important.

I hate carnations. We had to have them on anything soviet. They stink. I can live without a carnation emoji. But millionaires - movie stars and singers here - promoting no personal possession and Marxism always brighten my day, altruists.
You seem obsessed with a singer who didn't sing for at least 10 years. Or was it more?

How's that relevant to this thread anyway?

I don't know the Internationale, I'm too young for this crap. Is it a nice song? You obsessed with it?
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Nope. I think the same generation in EE was busy fighting Marxist dogma, or were promoting it, out of fear.

I think boomer stuff relates to a mindset, not a particular time of birth period, if we discount the technology access, etc. or interest in it, it places some groups of people on a time line, I guess. A bit independent of fads, not hooked on social media to the point of accepting an opinion for the reason of social cohesion and social credit (seems to me). It is my experience with "boomers", but I am far from boomer generation, still agree with some attitudes. Those aren't exclusive to boomers nor boomer time of birth.
Then, as now, not everything is/was political.

The political pundits like to read political positioning into what young people do and have always done throughout history: That is, test the boundaries and pi$$ off their elders. Only to grow old themselves and then bitch about the young people who pi$$ them off.
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Then, as now, not everything is/was political.

The political pundits like to read political positioning into what young people do and have always done throughout history: That is, test the boundaries and pi$$ off their elders. Only to grow old themselves and then bitch about the young people who pi$$ them off.
Except it seems that this time around, the rebels are the pops. And I like it. The romanticized extreme conservatisms of prude woke actually turns their grandparents into courageous partizans. You can relativize it of course, it offers a good chunk of personal comfort, the world is as it's always been.

But people who work with people's attitudes 24/7 and gotta figure them out fast so attitudes don't prevent from people's ability to think...will notice the rebellious drift coming from the retirees, being the non-conformists. They don't have to wait to speak out only after they get millions of likes and followers.
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.... because people love, and have always loved categories.
I never have. (So speak for yourself ).

In a conversation I had last week-end, I generalized the English based on what's going on EF. Realizing that sure woke me up!

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Well, in any country involved in WWII. That's pretty much the entire world as the name says. Which makes this categorisation even more ridiculous.

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Definitely. And who exactly define(d) this term? Or is it once again what ever one likes it to be? Which actually wouldn't be too bad, it would make it just an other popular word and leave things to self-responsibility.

OMG, I used that much detested word
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