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In reply to an earlier post on 30 Jul 2013 16:11:03 BDT
T. S. C. says:
'Charlieost says:

Anyhow, I digress. It must be twenty years now since I lived and worked in the UK. It seems that the current mad rush for privatisation is akin to the Californian gold rush.'

It's worse because at least the gold ran out. Here everything now seems to be up for grabs. It's like the Enclosure Acts or the factory system and things of that ilk, in that regardless of how amoral it is, as long as it makes large profits blind eyes are turned everywhere. And the result, as usual, will be more expensive and worse service and low wage jobs everywhere.

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Jul 2013 16:17:46 BDT
Beloved..North Korea is superior in some respects, inferior in others...balance...

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Jul 2013 16:22:48 BDT
OK, and ON BALANCE... NKerland is a bigger dump than UKeyland, imo

Now then, given the choice of the two dumps which one, if you had to, would you pick to live in?

Posted on 30 Jul 2013 16:26:15 BDT
Last edited by the author on 30 Jul 2013 16:31:20 BDT
Now then, it seems to me that, as this thread demonstrates, most folk are so far up their tight reality tunnels that they don't know what being 'free' really means.

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Jul 2013 16:29:03 BDT
Last edited by the author on 30 Jul 2013 16:29:22 BDT
Beloved...if I had no emotional ties I would live in NK.

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Jul 2013 16:42:08 BDT
Good Lord. I'm sure if you asked nicely, they'd let you take the dog too.

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Jul 2013 16:45:21 BDT
Your choice, but it's good to have an excuse, like folks who view a house that meets all of their stated essentials only to say, 'that floral wallpaper on the chimney breast is a deal breaker'.

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Jul 2013 17:14:07 BDT
Whooppppppsies!.....eeee by gum!!!!!!!.....cum on lads....

Silly kooks....

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Jul 2013 18:44:56 BDT
You with emotional ties...the man who uses his pre frontal cortex?

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Jul 2013 18:45:24 BDT
Limp excuse.

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Jul 2013 18:47:29 BDT
Shame, they don't get The Big Issues, with gorgeous anchor Nicky, in NKerland.

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Jul 2013 18:49:32 BDT
Eh.....wot.....erhhmm....ohhhh.....um......yes....erh...no.....erh......okay...the fount has family and friends....and a well developed PFC...all is well...

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Jul 2013 18:51:36 BDT
Ehicky Wamborl?

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Jul 2013 19:17:54 BDT
Not good enough...cop out, cop out.

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Jul 2013 19:24:56 BDT
This sounds like those whinging Pommies on 'Wanted Down Under' who use the excuse of missing loved ones for not taking the plunge in Barbieland...weak kneed whimps.

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Jul 2013 20:22:10 BDT
Not at all....you seem stressed....did the darts upset you?

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Jul 2013 20:46:28 BDT
You are so incisive, a man able to recognise the symptoms of stress in others. Yes I'm tense, waiting news of Arsenal transfers...

Posted on 30 Jul 2013 22:03:25 BDT
Spin says:
When you "vote" you select a "leader"...

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Jul 2013 22:09:03 BDT
David Groom says:
Gordon Bennett,

'No need for smart alec (hope that's deemed OK), sarky comments like, freedom is a free 'bus pass for the elderly'...neither do I.'

Not intended to be sarky - merely drawing the line at what a 'freedom' might be.

'And no need for facetious comments like <<freedom to murder>>, I'm not talking about that either.'

Actually its very relevant. True freedom for the individual would allow them to act in any way they choose, incluidng murder. I'm not advocating that this is reasonable, but it does illustrate that there are limits to the freedoms we have in the west.

The one thing you don't say is what extra freedoms you want to see.

'Do you really think that a child dragged up on a sink estate in Speke by a single mother on the Social with 5 siblings by different fathers and 'educated' at Parklands High school is as free as Nick Clegg's sprogs?'

These are questions of equality of opportunity, lousy parenting etc. not freedom. The simple answer is yes such kids can do as well as the more privileged. I was the son of a postman and grew up on a rough Brighton council estate. Didn't stop me gaining a MA in Chemistry from Oxford, so its perfectly possible.

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Jul 2013 22:20:17 BDT
Spin says:
David: I too gained degrees awarded to me by those better than I. But the sciences cannot assimilate the average joe blogs experience. That is why science can be no more than a language; never a reality.

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Jul 2013 22:29:18 BDT
Sorry to interrupt but I think your post is hilarious. I laughed for ages especially at "You can do a David Icke and suggest that the Queen is actually an alien lizard wearing a clever disguise. The worst that will happen is that your knighthood will be delayed in the post." Absolutely brilliant!

I must scroll down and check for more of your posts. Have you written any books?

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Jul 2013 22:32:59 BDT
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Posted on 30 Jul 2013 22:40:41 BDT
Spin says:
A world educated by "Wiki"...What does one expect?

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Jul 2013 22:57:50 BDT
Charlieost says:
That is a very good comparison TSC. The Enclosures or the Clearances in the Highlands of Scotland. History repeating itself and beyond farce this time.

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Jul 2013 23:04:12 BDT
David Groom says:
Spin,

'I too gained degrees awarded to me by those better than I.'

Why do you assume they were 'better than you'? As far as I was concerned my tutors in college were my elders with greater experience and knowledge, which they imparted to me. This didn't make them better than me.

'But the sciences cannot assimilate the average joe blogs experience.'

I have no idea what this means. Any Joe Bloggs can decide to study science if he wishes to. At an educational level the sciences rarely have a great deal of relevance to everyday life, but that doesn't make them any less valid. For instance every school kid knows that Copper Sulphate is blue. At college you come to understand why it is blue, and demonstrate this known fact mathematically. Is this of importance to everyday life? No, of course not, but to understand it is to delve quite deeply into the mysteries of matter and how it is built. And there is a satisfaction in the elegance of the explanation.

'That is why science can be no more than a language; never a reality.'

Nonsense, the whole bedrock of modern technology is based on science. There is no question that it is 'only a language', nor that it is 'never a reality.' If it were not a reality then you and I wouldn't be able to type these messages into a PC and then load them onto the internet.
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