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posted by martyb on Saturday November 10 2018, @11:26AM   Printer-friendly
from the leaving-the-basement dept.

BBC:

Mr Brown, now 24, dropped out of college and spent the following years at home - gaming, in chat rooms and reading about politics.

He became almost entirely immersed in an online world of "echo chambers" where he felt the pull of extremism and cybercrime.

Mr Brown, from Ashton, Cornwall, says he became increasingly "eccentric" and eventually lost touch with reality.

"I can count the number of times I went out in a seven-year period on both of my hands," he says.

...

He finally decided to seek help and ended up taking part in the Real Ideas Organisation's (RIO) Game Changer programme, which aims to encourage young people to develop skills and overcome any issues they face before getting them into work, education or training.

7 years. Not bad. Can anyone beat that?


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  • (Score: 5, Informative) by acid andy on Saturday November 10 2018, @06:43PM (8 children)

    by acid andy (1683) on Saturday November 10 2018, @06:43PM (#760444) Homepage Journal

    Not all single parents chose their outcome. Often their partner leaves against their will. Or they cheat on them. Enable them? So you'd prefer them to starve to death?

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  • (Score: -1, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday November 10 2018, @07:14PM (4 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday November 10 2018, @07:14PM (#760459)

    You've chosen the dumbest interpretation of your opponent's point.

    Weak sauce.

    I wonder how many single mothers are worthy of receive the money stolen from other people (mostly men, who are straight and white); certainly, I'd say a such worthy mother would need to be one who desperately didn't want to be on Welfare, and who escaped being on welfare within 1 year or 2. What are the stats on that?

    • (Score: 1, Interesting) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday November 10 2018, @08:34PM (3 children)

      by Anonymous Coward on Saturday November 10 2018, @08:34PM (#760484)

      You've chosen the dumbest counter argument ever, snowflake. Those single mothers are doing more to propagate the human race the the single insels contributing to society for the porn they are watching.

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday November 10 2018, @08:55PM (2 children)

        by Anonymous Coward on Saturday November 10 2018, @08:55PM (#760489)

        So, I'm not so sure you're correct.

        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday November 10 2018, @11:04PM (1 child)

          by Anonymous Coward on Saturday November 10 2018, @11:04PM (#760508)

          Most single mothers work for a living and do pay taxes, so the welfare they are getting isn't as big of a chunk as you'd think. Also, they wouldn't have to be on welfare if the country was sane.

          Keep blaming the symptoms, that'll totally cure the disease.

          • (Score: 1, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday November 10 2018, @11:20PM

            by Anonymous Coward on Saturday November 10 2018, @11:20PM (#760514)

            I've watched the government and a single woman collude over multiple years to turn that single woman into a single mom via adoption, and then she went around telling everyone how hard it was to be a single mom, and that she was so thankful that she lived in a society that is willing to take care of those in need.

            You can't make this stuff up.

            The West is rushing to its death.

  • (Score: -1, Redundant) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday November 11 2018, @07:12AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday November 11 2018, @07:12AM (#760598)

    You've chosen the dumbest interpretation of your opponent's point. Nobody said "all single parents chose their outcome".

    Weak sauce.

    I wonder how many single mothers are worthy to receive the money stolen from other people (mostly men, who are straight and white); certainly, I'd say such a worthy mother would need to be one who desperately doesn't want to be on Welfare, and who would escape being on welfare within 1 year or 2. What are the stats on that?

    I've watched the government and a single woman collude over multiple years to turn that single woman into a single mom via adoption, and then she went around telling everyone how hard it was to be a single mom, and that she was so thankful that she lived in a society that is willing to take care of those in need.

    You can't make this stuff up.

    The West is rushing to its death.

  • (Score: -1, Spam) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday November 11 2018, @06:53PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday November 11 2018, @06:53PM (#760679)

    You've chosen the dumbest interpretation of your opponent's point. Nobody said "all single parents chose their outcome".

    Weak sauce.

    I wonder how many single mothers are worthy to receive the money stolen from other people (mostly men, who are straight and white); certainly, I'd say such a worthy mother would need to be one who desperately doesn't want to be on Welfare, and who would escape being on welfare within 1 year or 2. What are the stats on that?

    I've watched the government and a single woman collude over multiple years to turn that single woman into a single mom via adoption, and then she went around telling everyone how hard it was to be a single mom, and that she was so thankful that she lived in a society that is willing to take care of those in need.

    You can't make this stuff up.

    The West is rushing to its death.

  • (Score: -1, Spam) by Anonymous Coward on Monday November 12 2018, @08:05PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday November 12 2018, @08:05PM (#761027)

    You've chosen the dumbest interpretation of your opponent's point. Nobody said "all single parents chose their outcome".

    Weak sauce.

    I wonder how many single mothers are worthy to receive the money stolen from other people (mostly men, who are straight and white); certainly, I'd say such a worthy mother would need to be one who desperately doesn't want to be on Welfare, and who would escape being on welfare within 1 year or 2. What are the stats on that?

    I've watched the government and a single woman collude over multiple years to turn that single woman into a single mom via adoption, and then she went around telling everyone how hard it was to be a single mom, and that she was so thankful that she lived in a society that is willing to take care of those in need.

    You can't make this stuff up.

    The West is rushing to its death.