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    Lold. Who said that swirly?
    In the hood they called him Black Jesus. We really thought he was sent to save us.
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    What a nonce

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    Surprised there's no Juan Mata Magic Hat chant tbh.


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    Surprised there's no Juan Mata Magic Hat chant tbh.


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    Petr Cech is magic..

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    Never liked it. Lizzie Mcguire Show was decent. Film was great, the one in Rome lol
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    Petr Cech is magic..

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    That's a stupid as **** chant though.

    Malcolm in the Middle is a top 5 programme tbh.


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    Malcolm in the Middle is a top 5 programme tbh.


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    Yes. Also Even Stevens.
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    I want to help the world and I need help to do it. I am an artist and I care about humanity but I need access to more rep gems in order to bring more beautiful ideas to the world.
    gave my rep to Taylor Swift instead so she can bring even more beautiful ideas to the world
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    Taylor:
    - No ass
    - No boobs
    - No personality
    - Mentality of a prepubescent girl

    Plus her new hair makes her look like Coconut Head from Ned's Declassified
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    Taylor:
    - No ass
    - No boobs
    - No personality
    - Mentality of a prepubescent girl

    Plus her new hair makes her look like Coconut Head from Ned's Declassified
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    Did a 2nd lecture on UK politics today... always love to give the students a chance to 'vote' on English issues, as its such a novelty for them..

    Results were:

    E.U ref:

    55 out
    34 in

    General election:
    Conservative - 48
    Labour - 9
    UKIP - 20
    Lib dem - 5
    Greens - 1

    Lot of right leaning views amoungst the students actually..

    They liked the idea of a party that only cared for the rich, as even though I pointed out the lack of social mobility between the rich and the poor, they still all viewed themselves as potential-future-rich, and wanted to act as the rich do..

    On Europe, they largely did not care about any of the economic reasons, it was all about the Independence, and they could not stand the idea of any Asian countries, japan etc, having a say over anything in china.

    (i found it interesting, given that in the UK, the younger are usually the more left leaning/liberal)
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    (Original post by fallen_acorns)
    Did a 2nd lecture on UK politics today... always love to give the students a chance to 'vote' on English issues, as its such a novelty for them..

    Results were:

    E.U ref:

    55 out
    34 in

    General election:
    Conservative - 48
    Labour - 9
    UKIP - 20
    Lib dem - 5
    Greens - 1

    Lot of right leaning views amoungst the students actually..

    They liked the idea of a party that only cared for the rich, as even though I pointed out the lack of social mobility between the rich and the poor, they still all viewed themselves as potential-future-rich, and wanted to act as the rich do..

    On Europe, they largely did not care about any of the economic reasons, it was all about the Independence, and they could not stand the idea of any Asian countries, japan etc, having a say over anything in china.

    (i found it interesting, given that in the UK, the younger are usually the more left leaning/liberal)
    That is pretty interesting. Do you think that it's conditioning on the governments part, where there is probably more of a equality gap than there is here in the UK? (And do you find the youth pushing more towards socialism and freedom of speech, or are they accepting of the countries censorship and oppressive laws?)


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    This Young Metro guy is mean
    Guy? No
    Mean? Maybe
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    (Original post by Bodeans)
    That is pretty interesting. Do you think that it's conditioning on the governments part, where there is probably more of a equality gap than there is here in the UK? (And do you find the youth pushing more towards socialism and freedom of speech, or are they accepting of the countries censorship and oppressive laws?)


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    By and large the majority are pretty happy with their government, and have little complaints. Some even don't really like being taught about western politics, as they view it as an attack on chinese values.

    There are a fair few places I have been to, where the lecturers/teachers are under strict contracts not to talk about politics/sexuality/anything anti establishment etc. - and their state education is not exactly inlightening on any alternatives to the chinese way.. so they kind of just go with it.

    And really, why wouldnt they? For now atleast, things are better then they have ever been.. The economy is growing (all be it slower then before) The upper class is growing, people have been lifted out of poverty. (seriously, I look back at my wifes childhood photos, from the 90s, and it looks like it was taken in the 50s.. there has been so much progress so fast) - so they don't have any complaints.

    Ofcourse, **** will probably hit the fan once growth slows and the government starts to make less favorable choices, but hopefully I wont be still here to see that!

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    A lot of people here actually do view a single party system of goverment as the optimum, as long as that party is good/acting in the countries interest. And to be honest, they have a point.. in terms of growth and ability to act quickly, having one party and a lack of devision/arguements alows for clear policy, and quick change.

    Compare that to the UK, where education/health policy, etc, can never be fully predicted, as if the current goverement makes a longterm policy, lets say to re-form secondary education, they dont know if they will still be in power, by the time that policy sees fruition. In all likelyhood, goverment will have changed by then, and a new policy enacted, before the old one had even run its course.

    Uk goverement dillberated for years over high speed rail, and even now is still cocking it up a bit. but a single goverement here just says.. we want high speed trains.. any opposition? nope? good. done.

    So it does have its merrit..

    Until the party begins to act in a way that its people disagree with...


    Its wierd, over here they have their Confucius values, which put a lot more emphasis on the group and the collective then the individual.. and whilst this alone would seem to favour left leaning politics, they also have a fierce ambition, which is on a different level to western values. Parents compete with their children, everyone wants to show themselves to be the best etc. A party like the conservatives thats for the rich, just goes hand in hand with the idea of wanting to project yourself as a rich person, even if you are not.
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    Guy? No
    Mean? Maybe
    You a girl?

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