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Jane R
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Who decides who exactly gets to enjoy that "reasonable degree of peace and prosperity"?

...and who decides what is 'reasonable'? The meaning of 'modest luxury', for example, will vary depending on your income.

[ 16. November 2017, 08:15: Message edited by: Jane R ]

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quote:
Originally posted by Albertus:
My variant on that: it's more important for a government to be competent and to secure a reasonable degree of peace and prosperity than it is for it to be democratic.

We get a vote every four or five years. Corporations and financial institutions bully governments 24/7 without the need for voting. These buggers are supposed to serve us but they don't.

Prosperity my arse.

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quote:
Originally posted by Sioni Sais:
We get a vote every four or five years. Corporations and financial institutions bully governments 24/7 without the need for voting. These buggers are supposed to serve us but they don't. ...

Since when has that been an unpopular opinion, one not to be confessed to in polite society?

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Looks at the top of the page. Yep, we're still in Heaven. I was afraid we had moved to Purgatory.

OK, we're expressing Unpopular Opinions, not debating them and government issues!!

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Sioni Sais
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quote:
Originally posted by jedijudy:
Looks at the top of the page. Yep, we're still in Heaven. I was afraid we had moved to Purgatory.

OK, we're expressing Unpopular Opinions, not debating them and government issues!!

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Back to UOs...Mr. Rogers used to scare me.

My apologies. I got carried away on my faithful hobbyhorse.

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Jane R
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And mine.

Getting back to unpopular opinions... I don't like vampires and cannot understand the popularity of vampire romance. Who wants to kiss a corpse?! And if the spectacle of a 32-year old man propositioning a teenager is repulsive, what shall we say to the 200-year-old vampire who hangs round the local high school trying to get a girlfriend? Yes, Angel, I am looking at YOU.

[ 16. November 2017, 16:35: Message edited by: Jane R ]

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Agree. Vampires, werewolves, all boring and loathsome.

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jedijudy

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Apologies accepted! Many thanks! [Big Grin]

Another UO of mine; I can't abide the scent of Stargazer Lilies.

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Stargazer lilies are the imprint of Satan's anus upon the world.

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quote:
Originally posted by jedijudy:
I can't abide the scent of Stargazer Lilies.

They are absolutely beautiful, and I don't mind the scent. But they are one of the worst allergens. I cannot be in the same room as them.

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Lilies in general have stamens whose powder(?) stains clothing indelibly. Why, oh Lord?

Thinks: this could have gone on another thread....

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A good florist should cut the stainy bits out to stop them dropping on your tablecloth. But most of them don’t.

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Originally posted by la vie en rouge:
A good florist should cut the stainy bits out to stop them dropping on your tablecloth. But most of them don’t.

Our flower person at church always removes the anthers from our Easter lilies because she knows that the pollen causes problems for many of us. But the next day (i.e., Easter) more buds have opened, and those anthers are still full of pollen. And the next day, and the next day...

(I once read a murder mystery -- don't remember the title or author -- where the murderer killed a clergyman by surrounding the pulpit with lilies when he was preaching at a funeral. She knew he had a severe lily allergy and I think maybe some other complications.)

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Morrisey is crap. Listened to a couple of tracks from his new album today. Not impresssed. He is so up himself.

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quote:
Originally posted by jedijudy:


Back to UOs...Mr. Rogers used to scare me.

It was the Electric Company for me. Shouting "Hey you guys!" always put me on edge.
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Originally posted by Schroedinger's cat:
Morrisey is crap. Listened to a couple of tracks from his new album today. Not impresssed. He is so up himself.

This is meant to be *un*popular opinions.

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quote:
Originally posted by ThunderBunk:
Stargazer lilies are the imprint of Satan's anus upon the world.

[Overused] [Killing me]
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I am sure the BBC’s Children In Need appeal does very, very good work with the huge amounts of money they raise. So perhaps I’m just mean-spirited and prematurely Scrooge-like, but the Friday night telethon is really tiresome and problematic in its sudden switches from jolly light entertainment to “cry at this sad story” film reports, the celebrities urging us to give our money (when if they got together and gave a similar proportion of their wealth/income as ordinary people do, or even just paid their taxes, they could help solve huge amounts of these problems) potentially hypocritical, and the Radio 2 “only the rich need apply” auctions just... just... I don’t know the right word, but I really don’t get on with Children In Need week.

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I agree and I haven't watched it for many years precisely because of this. I find the the smug self-congratulatory attitude of the presenters and stars really sickening.

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Very popular opinion. There are sometimes sketches that I want to see, but I cannot watch the whole lot.

TBH, I normally fast forward through the charity appeals. I feel bad for doing so, but I don;t need ot be made ot feel worse. And yes, if we as a country took all we should in tax, we could provide the 50M for CiN without any of this. As well as fund the rest of our country.

There is a meme on Twitter - a repeat from last year - suggesting we give 350M to suffering children, and have a Trident in Need day.

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UO: Genesis were at their best between Peter Gabriel leaving and Phil Collins having his first solo album.

And in that period, COllins shows off what a superb singer he can be. Something, IMO, he has never managed as a solo artist.

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If I were the Queen, faced with the prospect of the Corbynistas forming the next Fovernment, I think I'd put all my money as far beyond their reach as possible.

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I hate pizza.
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For 'Fovernment' read 'Government'. The Fat Finger has struck again. Sorry.

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It seemed right enough to me, Eirenist, in a slightly snarky way.

Sort of like saying we hope Roy Moore doesn't run in Alabama's next gubernatorial race although he might make a good guber.

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Unpopular opinion: I find most people I encounter amongst religious professionals are unduly complacent and selfcongratulatory. Is this a panic response to the decline of formal/ traditional religion? For a more outward looking and critical approach, should I seek out 'humble Lutherans' or low church Anglicans or taciturn presbyterians, etc?
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quote:
Originally posted by Eirenist:
If I were the Queen, faced with the prospect of the Corbynistas forming the next Fovernment, I think I'd put all my money as far beyond their reach as possible.

Indeed. Heaven forfend it should benefit anyone.

My UO - abolition of the monarchy forthwith, immediate replacement of the House of Lords with an elected chamber.

[ 21. November 2017, 05:28: Message edited by: Karl: Liberal Backslider ]

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Another UO from me:

I detest the works of Roald Dahl and have done since I was a child

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Agree about Roald Dahl - horrible. And my children, who were read copious amounts of his stuff as children (though not by us) didn't like his books either.

There is a cruelty in RD's work which is unsettling, and which he frequently employed in real life.

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My UO: The Democratic Unionist Party was better and more constructive under Ian Paisley than it is now.

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quote:
Originally posted by Twilight:
I hate pizza.

Strong words indeed!
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quote:
Originally posted by Karl: Liberal Backslider:
... My UO - abolition of the monarchy forthwith, immediate replacement of the House of Lords with an elected chamber.

Does that really count as an UO? Although they aren't my view, in many circles both those opinions are virtually obligatory for social acceptance.

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Originally posted by Enoch:
quote:
Originally posted by Karl: Liberal Backslider:
... My UO - abolition of the monarchy forthwith, immediate replacement of the House of Lords with an elected chamber.

Does that really count as an UO? Although they aren't my view, in many circles both those opinions are virtually obligatory for social acceptance.
I wouldn't go so far as to say "many". I keep on being told how minority my view is by the many who disagree.

I was, for example, the first person ever in my scout group to object to the mention of the Queen in the scout promise.

[ 21. November 2017, 12:23: Message edited by: Karl: Liberal Backslider ]

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The available pool of "talent" for election to the House of Commons is small enough - God forbid that we should be forced to scrape through the bottom of the barrel for the Lords.

All that is required for the upper chamber is (a) for life peerages to be outlawed for has-been politicians; (b) for the Spiritual Lords to be opened up to senior clerics from other faiths; (c) for those few to be honoured with a life peerage to first understand they will be required to give, say, 10 years to the House and also to be of the calibre in their field where they will have something to contribute.

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The film "Elf" sucks.

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With you there SC - in fact when we saw it on TV, Hugal couldn't bring himself to watch to the end. We have an allergy to Will Ferrell and his shtick.

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So does "The Piano".

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There’s really no need to make a West End/Broadway musical out of every single film/tv show/singer/ pop group’s back catalogue. Please stop.

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And that's an unpopular opinion?
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And that's an unpopular opinion?

I was judging its unpopularity or otherwise based on the number of the things that keep being made and the number of people that keep going to see the things.

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One of my opinions, which to judge from this thread is in a minority, and may be unpopular, is to prefer to hear enthusiasms rather than criticisms from those whose views are generally unshared.

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quote:
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One of my opinions, which to judge from this thread is in a minority, and may be unpopular, is to prefer to hear enthusiasms rather than criticisms from those whose views are generally unshared.

Is this irony?

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... Or even "post-modern" irony [Biased]

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quote:
Originally posted by mousethief:
quote:
Originally posted by agingjb:
One of my opinions, which to judge from this thread is in a minority, and may be unpopular, is to prefer to hear enthusiasms rather than criticisms from those whose views are generally unshared.

Is this irony?
I took a simple, straightforward view, namely that it is better to hear an unapologetic enthusiasm than one full of regret.

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quote:
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Originally posted by mousethief:
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Originally posted by agingjb:
One of my opinions, which to judge from this thread is in a minority, and may be unpopular, is to prefer to hear enthusiasms rather than criticisms from those whose views are generally unshared.

Is this irony?
I took a simple, straightforward view, namely that it is better to hear an unapologetic enthusiasm than one full of regret.
I took the obvious view that he was criticizing people for being critical. Which is by some definitions ironic.

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I think I was trying to say that I prefer to hear what people like rather than what they don't like.

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So why are you reading a thread about unpopular opinions?

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Originally posted by agingjb:
I think I was trying to say that I prefer to hear what people like rather than what they don't like.

I think that would make an excellent thread, so I started one. Just for you, and other people who would rather read about what people like than about what they hate.

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Is there something wrong with enthusiasm for something in which most people do not delight?

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quote:
Originally posted by agingjb:
Is there something wrong with enthusiasm for something in which most people do not delight?

No, not at all.

But an "unpopular opinion" is ambiguous - it could be read as either "this is unpopular, but I really like.." or "this is unpopular, but I think x sucks".

It'd be weird to come to this thread and only expect positive opinions.

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