31 thoughts on “De Saturday Papers

  1. Original Cynic

    Interest rate and electricity price cuts – there must be a general election in the offing!

  2. some old queen

    Examiner: Ten diagnosed with HIV each week.

    Very scary. I’m from a generation where HIV was a death sentence but now that it has for the most part become a manageable condition, the treatments have somewhat become a victim of their own success.

    But people who know their status and are on meds are not the problem. It is those who don’t know (or care?) who are much more likely to infect others. There is now rapid testing and home kits available so there is no excuse. Get tested. NOW!

        1. some old queen

          Tut Tutting and finger wagging doesn’t work but when people regularly test they modify their behavior.

          And for the record, there is no such thing as safe sex only safer sex. It is still possible to become infected, albeit with a greatly reduced risk.

          1. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

            I dunno.
            Having crazy, wild, funny, explosive sex with someone you know and trust sounds pretty much like having safe sex to me.

          2. some old queen

            @ upsidedown. Only if you have both been tested first. You would be surprised some of the situations where this thing can rear it’s head and it can be quite a long time before some people get sick.

          3. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

            I was meaning long-term relationships, but yeah…
            Whatever you’re (thinking of putting it) into…

            You’re right too, and so am I.

          4. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

            The Queen just called you ‘upsidedown’.
            That’s quite witty.
            It made you smile, didn’t it?

            You should bow to Her.

          5. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

            She’s not the real Queen.

            I’ll just say;
            T’hank you for making me smile’.
            And I’m not putting it in italics. It takes too long.

        1. some old queen

          Well you could make the same agreement against free condoms but nobody is because prevention is a lot cheaper than cure. The 21% VAT on condoms is disgraceful because there is no other disease prevention product in this category.

          Then there is the issues surrounding the access of sexual health testing which is seriously underfunded. Every person who knows there status will prevent a number of others from becoming so. It is a long term strategy but it works, and the cost savings are huge.

          1. Broadsheet Spawned A Monster

            I certainly agree with you on the alternative to not knowing. But I was concerned that Kentucky Fried Kieran’s commentary and policy suggestion seems more likely to discourage responsible behaviour than encourage it.

          2. some old queen

            @ Monster

            Kieran is in NYC apparently although by some of his comments, definitely not involved with any of the crews I would know. He is in a big American city with either a ‘ for profit ‘ health care or no care.

            I am also not sure what rolling out PrEP actually means,

          3. Sheik Yahbouti

            Ah shure, Ma’am, not too long ago it was pointed out to me that de wimmins sanitary protection attracted the “luxury” rate of VAT! Happily that situation has since been remedied but, the moral of the story is ‘if the vultures can find a necessity to tax they will – and to the hilt ‘. Amoral bashtards the lot of ’em.

          4. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

            @ Broadsheet Spawned A Monster

            Kentucky Fried Kieran

            I used to think you were dodgy. You’re funny.

      1. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

        Forgive me some old queen, but that’s not how it works.
        YOU create the content, or YOU get someone else to create the content, and it gets submitted to Broadsheet and they post it on it’s merit.*

        It’s not like it used to be in the black ‘n’ white movies anymore.

        *Does not apply if you have a leather jacket and your boyfriend’s name is Bodger.

        1. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

          I can imagine the scene in the BS offices…

          JR: Hey, some old queen says we should post a thing about HIV. Who’s free?

          Chompsky: I’m a dog. Leave me out of it

          sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq: It’s not the real Queen.

          Bodger: I have all these LJG videos to post. I’m busy until Christmas.

          JR: Well I guess we’ll have to just wait for some old queen to do something about it herself…or maybe leave it the other sites on the Internet that do a much better job of it than a site like this could ever hope to do.
          Everyone can go home early today.

          Bodger, I need you to increase the LJG videos. Can you work late tonight?

          1. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

            @ uǝǝnb plo ǝɯos;

            I know I shouldn’t joke about something so serious, so thanks for your tolerance..

            I just can’t see any merit in posting something here when at best it will be a few links to other sites who do this properly, at worst an opportunity for the backward-thinking crew to spout their nonsense.

            It wouldn’t help in my opinion.

          2. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

            But if you can write something engaging….
            …if you know someone who can and will….
            …if you need someone who can and would, I can….

            I work for free.
            I’m a Rasta-Punk-Hippy Existentialist.
            Me and you would get on, but not in a literal sense.

          3. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

            I also look very smart in a suit.
            You should see me.

            I take off the suit sometimes, but I’m STILL smart.
            It’s krazy. krazee craysee crazzeee ridiculous.

            What’s this thread about?

    1. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

      When you grow up you should sit at the end of the end of the bar wearing a flat cap and talking to your pint.
      -You’re a natural for it.

      1. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

        I’m only noticing now, but that accidental typo in your last comment actually works. It still makes sense.
        I must write that down.

        ‘The end of’ multiplied by ‘The end of’ = ‘The end of’².
        -That’s obviously a corner.

        Is it?
        -Doesn’t matter. You’re lucky is all I’m saying.

        Is your girlfriend ignoring you again?
        Is that why you’re on Broadsheet?

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