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More Left Wing Violence Coming March 26 In London

  1. lady_love158 profile image59
    lady_love158posted 6 years ago

    http://uk.mobile.reuters.com/article/id … 322?ca=rdt

    Remember the last demonstration over tuition? The trade unions are upset over government cuts and tax hikes! What do you people on the left want free everything?? Who do you think is going to pay for it???

    1. dingdondingdon profile image61
      dingdondingdonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Do you know anything about the Tory government's cuts? They are systematically targeting the poor and the needy, in typical Tory fashion.

      In Westminster they are trying to make it illegal to give homeless people food because "it encourages them" (as if they were pigeons rather than human beings). Meanwhile, they are also trying to make it illegal to be homeless in a public space. But what of the homeless shelters? Oh right, they're cutting funding for them, so lots of them will be shut down. So what are the homeless meant to do? Just die?

      1. lady_love158 profile image59
        lady_love158posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I don't know... quit drinking doing drugs and get a job?

        1. dingdondingdon profile image61
          dingdondingdonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          And how do you get a job in an economy where there are 10 people to every 1 job (and that's if you're lucky), when you have no access to smart clothes or a shower, no computer and printer for your resume, and no address or phone for people to use to contact you? Do tell.

        2. Greek One profile image76
          Greek Oneposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Exactly!! Just like George Bush Jr did! lol

        3. Doc Snow profile image95
          Doc Snowposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Roger that. . . you really DON'T know.

        4. profile image0
          zampanoposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Lady.
          Alcohol, drugs and general dignity degradation come generally AFTER you've lost all means of subsistence...
          Love ? What love ?

        5. WHoArtNow profile image85
          WHoArtNowposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I don't drink or do drugs yet due to some unfortunate circumstances spent over a year on the streets in the UK. Never judge people by what the media tells you about them because it's nearly always crap.

          Oh, and seriously, I would have got a job if I had any chance of getting one but it's very hard to get a job when you don't have clean clothes and access to a shower! You bash on the left wing liberals, fine, do it, it's your opinion and your choice, but not everyone gets your freedom.

    2. Cagsil profile image59
      Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Hey LadyLove, maybe you should stick to the USA, instead of posting things about other countries, which you are not intimately detailed with.

      Granted, you're apparently not all that detailed on USA's info either, but at least here you are a citizen and have a right to your opinions. With regards to other countries, it's really none of your business. wink

      1. Jim Hunter profile image61
        Jim Hunterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        They seem to have an opinion on everything in the U.S.

        Why can't she have an opinion on things there?

        1. dingdondingdon profile image61
          dingdondingdonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          The US's politics have an effect on everybody. The UK's do not, at least on nowhere near the same scale.

        2. Cagsil profile image59
          Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Hey Jim, I usually tell them the same thing. wink

      2. junko profile image78
        junkoposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Jim said he's fine and don,t need to take off for a week or so to get his mind right, what about you La Lo? You do get sick days on this job, don't you? Treat yourself and hub pages, don't touch the keyboard for a week. You will be better for it, so take a vacation. Lol

        1. Cagsil profile image59
          Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Hey Junko, why are you responding to my post, while talking to LadyLove? I'm just curious. hmm

          1. junko profile image78
            junkoposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            I started and delayed my comment and when I submitted y'all had posted.
            Ii guess I got in where I fitted in

            1. Cagsil profile image59
              Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Oh okay. lol

    3. John Holden profile image61
      John Holdenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Who says we want free everything?
      We don't want 300% increases in tuition fees making higher education the preserve of the rich.
      We don't want cuts that deprive the needy of resources but reward the wealthy for their greed!
      We would at least like a level playing field with cuts applied evenly across the country, not 4 and 5% in the rich tory shire counties and 25% in the poorer outlands!

      1. BillyDRitchie profile image60
        BillyDRitchieposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Remind me again how making money makes you greedy?  Does that mean it is somehow more noble to be a pauper?

        1. dingdondingdon profile image61
          dingdondingdonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Stealing money from the poor in the form of higher taxes and fees for them so you can take it for yourself in the form of a tax cut, when you are already wealthier than they will ever be, is the height of greed and cruelty.

        2. profile image0
          ryankettposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Making money doesn't make you greedy. Making it harder and harder for the rest of the population to make money, in order to protect the wealth of the elite, makes you greedy.

          There are plenty of very affluent people who are condemning Tory policies and who have condemned tory policy in the past, including some of our most successful businessmen. Such as Sir Alan Sugar, the British host of The Apprentice (just like Donald Trump, in your version of the apprentice).

          In the UK there is such thing as the middle ground, where capitalism is encouraged but not at the expense of the welfare of British people. That is patriotism at it's finest. The Tory party do not represent 93% of the population, they are interested in protecting the wealth of the top 7%.

          That means that their policies would make the vast majority of Hubbers poorer, and make it harder for them to generate wealth. That 93% includes every single member of the true middle classes. The rich-poor divide in the UK is the worst it has been since Victorian times.

          There is no benefit to subscribing to a capitalist ideal if you make it so difficult for people ot become a success in their own lives, this is against the true ethos of capitalism; it is in fact corporatism.

          The Tory party are backed by the major corporations, the MPs are shareholders of the major corporations, and as such they have a vested interest in ensuring that the labour market is as cheap as possible. One of the ways to deflate the cost of labour is to maintain a high unemployment rate. Students, by the way, are not considered unemployed. More 'unemployed' people equals more people willing to work for peanuts, in turn the corporations achieve a bigger bottom line, directors take big bonuses, shareholders take a fat dividend.

          Simple.

          1. lady_love158 profile image59
            lady_love158posted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Or looking at it from a different angle... offering people plenty of social services to keep the poor reliant on the government creating a class of voters that elect those that promise them free stuff all paid for by the rich thus eliminating the need or desire to better one's station. The UK is where it is because it's more socialistic than democratic... and now there's no more money to support the entitlement class.

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              ryankettposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              As I have already mentioned, our Government Debt, the one which relates to public spending, is far lower as a proportion of GDP than that of America.

              Please explain how our "socialistic" society is the cause of our government debt, which just so happens to be lower than your government debt, despite having recently left 8 years of right wing rule?

              We recently came out of 13 years of "left wing" rule, and we are in better shape than America. Only a little, but the fact remains that we are.

              The fact that we can claim a lower government debt V gross domestic product ratio and a lower unemployment rate, whilst having offered the national health service that you are so afraid of since the 1950s, suggests that something is seriously wrong with the way that YOUR country is run.

              Now, what the right wing (you) fail to recognise is that HALF of your public spending is spent on blowing people up halfway across the world. That is also one of the reasons that your country is so f'd.

              The right side of America is pro-war, anti-tax, and blame the government debt on the left. Yet the right has left a situation whereas the left side have to either a) increase taxes or b) increase debt, in order to pay for a war started by the right.

              I would sooner see my taxes pay for education and health services, and that is the way that my stance will stay until I die.

              1. kerryg profile image88
                kerrygposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Hear, hear.

            2. superwags profile image79
              superwagsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              The UK is "not where it is" because it is more "socialistic". The figures bear this out. The UK has a lower national debt adjusted for GDP than the US. Countries which are even more "socialist" - as you put it - such as the Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands etc have even lower national debts than the UK. All of these countires also have higher standards of living than the US. And higher employment.

              I think you're talking out of your right wing backside about something that you don't undertand in the slightest. If you wish to specifically address my points though you could prove me wrong...

              1. Doug Hughes profile image61
                Doug Hughesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Making an argument with facts and numbers won't work.

                But you get points for treating American teabaggers as if they are capable of rational thought.

          2. Moonchild60 profile image84
            Moonchild60posted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Oh my, Sounds a great deal like the USA!!

        3. John Holden profile image61
          John Holdenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Remind me again where I say that making money makes you greedy?
          You'll find it difficult because I've never said it.

          1. BillyDRitchie profile image60
            BillyDRitchieposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            "We don't want cuts that deprive the needy of resources but reward the wealthy for their greed!"

            So wealthy people (translation: people who make a lot of money) are greedy.

            You're welcome....

            1. John Holden profile image61
              John Holdenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Ever heard of inherited wealth?
              Ever heard of a sinecure?
              You know, were some MP gets paid £600 an hour after tax for "advise"?
              Or a banker gets a bonus of millions of pounds when his bank has lost money?

              1. profile image0
                ryankettposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                £600? Try £15000 per question in parliament!

              2. BillyDRitchie profile image60
                BillyDRitchieposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Um, it doesn't matter how they acquired the money....what matters is that it ISN'T YOURS.......

                If I leave my kids a million bucks each, it is THEIRS.  NOT YOURS.

                Are we getting this yet?  I'm typing very slowly.....

                1. junko profile image78
                  junkoposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  The golden rule. WHO HAS THE MONEY RULES.

                  1. BillyDRitchie profile image60
                    BillyDRitchieposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    Money is power, no doubt.  The more you have the more you can do.  Very simple.

                    Only people like LMC and John with their daily wealth envy rants would try to convince us otherwise.....

                2. John Holden profile image61
                  John Holdenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  OK let me type very very slowly.

                  Take money off the man who earns £20,000 pa and give it to the man who earns £200,000 pa.

                  Explain to me how that is the rich man's money?

                  Justify the taking of money off the less well off and giving it ton the more well off, come on, O know that you can do it.

                  1. PrettyPanther profile image84
                    PrettyPantherposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    Let me see if I can predict the argument.  The rich man will take that money and create jobs, which will benefit the poor!!!! [Note the use of excessive exclamation points, which somehow makes the statement appear more "truthy."]

                  2. BillyDRitchie profile image60
                    BillyDRitchieposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    I might be able to follow your reasoning if it made so much as a single lick of sense, which of course it doesn't.....

                3. John Holden profile image61
                  John Holdenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  Hm, somebody steals off you and the money is no longer yours!
                  Interesting, or does that only apply if the thief is all ready super rich and not if the thief is poor?

                  Well you do say it doesn't matter how they acquire the money!

                  1. BillyDRitchie profile image60
                    BillyDRitchieposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    I can't believe I'm responding to this since it is such as asinine statement, but then I think most people have the linear thought capability to determine that we are talking about ethical and legal money making methods.....

            2. Moonchild60 profile image84
              Moonchild60posted 6 years ago in reply to this

              I know many many wealthy people and I promise you, they are VERY greedy and selfish and arrogant.  I wish I could say otherwise, but in my close experience with them, with few exceptions, this is all I have seen.

              1. BillyDRitchie profile image60
                BillyDRitchieposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Odd, I know many wealthy folks myself and they are some of the hardest working and most humble people I've ever met.

                I'm betting our point of view on this matter is largely shaped by whether or not we are jealous of their success and wealth or not.  It's called wealth envy....ask LovemyChris all about it.....

                1. John Holden profile image61
                  John Holdenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  Oddly, I know no really wealthy people, they inhabit a different world to me. And I expect that you don't know any either Billy.

                  1. BillyDRitchie profile image60
                    BillyDRitchieposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    Well, I'll thank you to not try and a,nswer for me since you do not know my situation or who I am friends with.   Suffice it to say that I am sure by your standards I am probably one of the filthy disgusting rich people that you and LMC love to blast.

                    You seem to regard the wealthy as some sort of exclusive club where you have to have a membership or something to rub shoulders with.  I've got news for you, a great many of them shop at Wal-Mart, eat at McDonalds etc, just like the "commoners" do.  I'm not sure I understand this "different world" that they "inhabit".

                    Which explains why I get such a kick out of your posts......

                2. Moonchild60 profile image84
                  Moonchild60posted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  I am fortunate in that my husband and I have a business that has done well and we are very comfortable so I do not envy anyone. Perhaps it is where I am in New York that is just filled with these kind of wealthy people and when I say wealthy, I mean they have atleast 100 million dollars.  A couple are billionaires.  Although we could be called "millionaires" we prefer to say we are comfortable. 
                  I promise you, on my childrens lives, these people are what I said they are.  I would never just throw something like that out without proof.  I have lived among them close up.  Sadly,  I know what I am talking about.

                  1. junko profile image78
                    junkoposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    Billy knows what you are talking about

      2. lady_love158 profile image59
        lady_love158posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Portugal is in default... the UK is in trouble Ireland is on the brink... you want to blame the economy fine but how much of your troubles is the result of unsustainable social programs? The day has come when you can no longer delay paying your notes and everyone is going to feel the pain but of course the rich will be better able to ride through but then this mess isn't their doing!

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          ryankettposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          The UK is actually in better shape than the US.

          Lower unemployment, a lower national debt ratio. We are also amongst the strongest in Europe, marginally beaten by the French and Germans.

          The UK supports the cutting of unneccessary spending, every party had a plan to reduce the national deficit.

          The problem people have is with the way that spending is being cut, the specific ways in which the Tory party is cutting the cloth. It is one which will see the poor carry a much greater part of the burdeon than the rich.

          I hope that clarifies. Unless you earn a minimum of $100,000 a year LadyLove then I suspect that you would fall within the "poor" category. This has nothing to do with those who do not wish to work, it equally effects the hard working middle and working classes.

          1. lady_love158 profile image59
            lady_love158posted 6 years ago in reply to this

            No I get it! Nobody wants to feel the pain but everyone will except the rich of course! We have the same problem here the democrats don't want to cut anything they're afraid it will cost them in elections so they've offered up 4 billion in cuts out of a 4 trillion dollar budget... the republicans are looking to cut 100 billion... sure someone is going to be hurt but neither of these is a big percentage of the total and the democrats proposal is a joke!

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              ryankettposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              The left in the UK had a proposal to cut almost as much as the right.

              The difference being that the burdeon would have been shared by the whole of society, rather than giving an exemption to those who would have been least affected by the cuts anyway.

              For example, cutting free services in poor areas, leaving them be in rich areas. So, giving less to the poor, keep giving stuff for free to the rich.

              The issue that most of us have is not with the cuts, but the equality of those cuts; a TRUE capitalist would have an ideology to create a level playing field.

              If YOU subscribe to capitalism, in its true form, then everything would be equal. Otherwise you are being sold down the river.

              LadyLove, do you think that if you lived in the UK you would be in the top 7% richest people in the country? I don't know how much you earn, but if you were you would probably have at least $3 million worth of prime London real estate and an expansive stock portfolio, you would probably have a fleet of cars and a nice country retreat for the weekend in rural Britain; probably in Surrey, maybe add another $1 million to that property portfolio.

              If the answer is yes, then the Tory party would protect your interests no doubt. If the answer is no then you would be supporting a strategic shift in wealth from you to those in the richer neighbourhood down the street.

              The fact that so many people outside of that 7% were once again sold a false perception of their own wealth saddens me, they manage to dupe the middle classes into believing that they represent them.

              1. lady_love158 profile image59
                lady_love158posted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Lol! No im not nearly that well off! Look its very simple be independent work hard don't expect help from others... life is hard its a competition... you have a responsibility first to yourself to live and prosper but also to society to be a contributing member. You have to recognize some will ne more sucessful for whatever reason luck hard work or their station in birth that doesn't mean they don't deserve it or you're entitled to any of it.

          2. Doc Snow profile image95
            Doc Snowposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            "The UK is actually in better shape than the US. "

            That's true; the US has a national debt about equal to annual GDP--90.8%, to be a bit more precise--while the UK is at 68%.

            Canada is at 72.3%.

            Mind you, all these are 2009 numbers and they aren't always calculated uniformly.

        2. John Holden profile image61
          John Holdenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          In what way was this not the doing of the rich? There are not many poor bankers who bought debts from the US and not many poor bankers who gave 110-120% mortgages, encouraged borrowing on credit cards and would rather invest in currencies rather than industry.

          "The salary of the chief executive of the large corporation is not a market reward for achievement. It is frequently in the nature of a warm personal gesture by the individual to himself"

    4. profile image0
      ryankettposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I'm not sure where you got 'violence' from, but in the UK we are proud of our right to protest, and very rarely does a protest turn into a riot.

      In the case of the tuition fee protests, the proportion of people who resorted to violence was miniscule. No more than a few hundred out of hundreds of thousands. Probably a smaller proportion than would get involved in violence at a typical football (soccer) match.

      That is a given, irrespective of whether or not you supported their cause. I can tell you where I stand though, if I had been able to attend I would, and if I had happened to have been near the Tory HQ then I would have happily have entered the building to smash up a few computers.

    5. kirstenblog profile image79
      kirstenblogposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Are you aware that in the borough of Westminster, London is trying to make it illegal for charities to distribute food to homeless people?

      Westminster is one of the wealthiest ares on London and a beacon for the homeless because of the help on the streets available. Charities in Westminster offer bread and hot soup as well as help getting into shelters and off the streets, their missionary type work is in danger of being made illegal. 

      I have every intention of going out to Westminster with any food I can afford if it they make it illegal. I would love to be arrested for for feeding the homeless, I would love it more if this law dies a death of shame without ever making it to the books.

      Let me just say, the UK is a very different place then the US politically speaking. In many ways the Brits are more crazy then Americans politically speaking, ever watched a debate in the house of commons? It is shocking! Kids are held to more respectful behavior then that lot, kids at my school would be suspended if they tried that! lol

      btw, news link to the story is:
      http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/2 … -22957295/

      1. Amanda Severn profile image89
        Amanda Severnposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        There are two sides to every story:

        http://www.insidehousing.co.uk/it-takes … 14154.blog

        This is the first time I've heard this story, but as the Mirror is a left wing paper with a vested interest in bad-mouthing the Tories, I couldn't help wondering what the other side of the story was.

        1. lady_love158 profile image59
          lady_love158posted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Thanks for posting that! So often people come up with an idea that sounds good and seems to make sense and they can't see the unintended consequences.  Right or left no one wants to see their fellow beings suffer the debate should always be on how best to make them a contributor to society.

        2. Ritsos profile image63
          Ritsosposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          The Mirror is not a left wing paper ... at best it's a right wing labour paper ... shows how far to the right the left has gone ... if that makes sense :-)

          If you want a left wing daily .. try this

          http://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/index.php

          1. Amanda Severn profile image89
            Amanda Severnposted 6 years ago in reply to this



            Well, it's left wing compared to the Telegraph and the Times! In any case, I guess my point was that there are always two sides to every story, and this whole thread amply demonstrates that.

            Sufi mentioned that he has friends who voted Tory because they hoped to see a pragmatic approach to sorting out the debt crisis. That was also my hope. Problem is that we are deeply mired in debt, and there is no quick fix. I'm looking forward to seeing what the budget has to offer before I write off this parliament as a total failure. The government has only been in place for ten months, and it will have taken them at least that long to properly get to grips with the situation.

            Certainly I also have issues with the actions they've taken, but I actually do like some of their policies. Every government has a mixture of good ideas and bad ideas. It's not black and white. There are shades of grey.

    6. superwags profile image79
      superwagsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      In the UK we enjoy having public services and are generally happy to live in what many in the US would term a "socialist" state!

      The UK's economy is probably in better shape than most other western countries. The protest is about the speed at which such cuts are being made. But you don't know or care about that.

      We also have the right to protest. And it's very rarely violent, mainly hyped; as Charlie Brooker hilariously explains here (I particularly like the bit where he looks at the US coverage):

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMR43zGiy5o

  2. Ralph Deeds profile image70
    Ralph Deedsposted 6 years ago

    "We may have democracy, or we may have wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we cannot have both"

    Louis D. Brandeis, quoted in "Labor," October 14, 1941

    Quoted in Harvard Magazine March-April, 2011

  3. Mark Ewbie profile image82
    Mark Ewbieposted 6 years ago

    I'll only rise to this baiting once, because it's pointless.

    Funny how our government fights for freedom throughout the world (on my taxes) but gradually reduces freedoms at home.  I am disgusted that my children, and indeed myself, cannot risk attending a demonstration for fear of being kettled, falsely imprisoned or being arrested.

    The right to peaceful demonstration is one of our UK freedoms which is being eroded.  Morons who claim otherwise, and I don't care who this offends, may one day regret being unable to peacefully march for whatever they hold dear - the right to hunt perhaps, or belong to a dotty but ultimately harmelss right wing organisation.

    12 year old kids held captive in freezing temperatures by London police for up to eight hours without toilet facilities or water.  Is that the sort of UK we want?

    1. Sufidreamer profile image81
      Sufidreamerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      That's one of the reasons I left the UK - they are gradually eroding freedoms, and it is good that the British are exercising their right to protest against corporatism. I have some friends who lie very much to the right wing of the political spectrum, and they will be joining the march. smile

      1. frogdropping profile image86
        frogdroppingposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        + 1 sufi.




        I have money, someone forces me to hand it over, therefore what was mine now becomes theirs.

        That doesn't matter?

        1. Sufidreamer profile image81
          Sufidreamerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I know people who voted Tory because they wanted to see a pragmatic rebuilding of the economy. Instead, the agenda is ideological and short-sighted, and it does not take the small issue of 'reality' into account - that is what happens when you have a cabinet that has never lived in the real world. Cameron was my MP back in the UK - he seemed to be a nice enough man, but he is part of the Old Boys network that pervades British politics.

          If the Tories supported small businesses and local enterprise, my conservative friends would have no problem - instead, the coalition is bending over for the corps. Hence, these protests span the political divide - we all know what happened to the provinces the last time the Tories were in power sad

          1. Mark Ewbie profile image82
            Mark Ewbieposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Please.  Whatever party is in power the agenda seems to be to remove not strengthen freedoms.  The Labour party, new or old, has no great record on this.  Remember the war hero ejected for trying to heckle Straw (I think it was).

            I have long given up with politics - they are lying thieves on all sides.  My beef is with a specific issue - 12 year old kids being kettled.

            Where's a politician with the guts to say it's wrong?  Nowhere - right, left or centre.

            1. Sufidreamer profile image81
              Sufidreamerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              I have absolutely no disagreement with that. smile

              The Labour government rode roughshod over the rights of the British people (Didn't they take away the right to protest outside Parliament, under 'Anti-Terrorist' legislation?) The Tories are merely carrying on in the same vein!

              I share your view they are all as bad as each other, which is why I have no regrets about leaving the UK - too many CCTV cameras, detention without the right to trial, the ID Card shambles etc.

              As for the 'kettling' - That was truly disgraceful and sadly typical of the British police. I remember the Miner's Strike and saw the brutality with my own eyes - what they did to those protesting kids was just as bad. hmm

              1. Mark Ewbie profile image82
                Mark Ewbieposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Hey Sufi, it's a pleasure to meet you.  I don't need to write anything - you have it all sorted out.

  4. Doc Snow profile image95
    Doc Snowposted 6 years ago

    "Left-wing violence coming. . ." but the right-wing smear campaign is right here, right now.

  5. Ritsos profile image63
    Ritsosposted 6 years ago

    "What do you people on the left want free everything?? Who do you think is going to pay for it???"

    You really don't get it do you .. of course the left don't expect everything free .. but we do expect basic services to be accessible for all and who's going to pay for it .. the taxpayer obviously and it should be based on income so the more you earn the morn you pay

    simples !!

    1. junko profile image78
      junkoposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Ritsos: The simple is ignored because it is understood by the simple and common man.Those in control make solutions complicated to control the debate.

  6. Sufidreamer profile image81
    Sufidreamerposted 6 years ago

    Yup - I have a couple of friends who lived in one. It was full of people wanting to 'Keep up with the Joneses' and curtain twitchers.

    I could not live in a place where people tell you that you can't hang your washing out on the front porch or that you can't have a disassembled car in your driveway. Sounds too much like a Marxist dictatorship to me, with a long list of 'Dos' and 'Don'ts' (Mainly don'ts) wink

    Here, I can pretty much do what I want to on my own property, and we have the wonderful Greek tradition of Filoksenia that lies at the heart of this wonderful community.

    Glad that you are enjoying your apartment - my Lancastrian ancestors will spin in their graves as I say this, but Yorkshire folk are alreet smile

  7. frogdropping profile image86
    frogdroppingposted 6 years ago

    Ooooo thank you sufi smile

    We had clauses. No motor homes, no caravans or boats. No fences out front. Um ... I didn't read much past the title. I thought it silly. My ex loved it. I thought we had somehow ended up living in a world filled with pretend money and plastic people.

    Your neck of the woods sounds wonderful. Here we're right on the edge of the moors, some great walks, scenery and people. Funnily enough if I walked 45 minutes in that *points* direction with Boo I'd be in your old county, pretty much smile

  8. Sufidreamer profile image81
    Sufidreamerposted 6 years ago

    That 'community' sounds like Hell on Earth - the good thing about the Spartans is that they pay little regard to social status, wealth, profession, or any other man-made label.

    Everybody is treated equally - that is the ancient custom of Filoksenia, and I find that it works far better than any list of rules and regulations or modern political ideology.

    Your part of the world sounds lovely - I lived in Haworth for a while, and love the Yorkshire Moors (some cracking beers in that part of the world, too wink). However, you should take the 45 minute journey and cross from the darkness into the light big_smile

  9. frogdropping profile image86
    frogdroppingposted 6 years ago

    lol sufi I have to agree. You get atop those hills and the sun definitely comes out! I love Haworth, Ilkley, Keighly, anywhere that way. Did you ever have a Wuthering Heights moment?

    I've read a lot about the Spartans over the years. That's the ancient cultures and I guess the lover of history in me. Both ficton and non. Currently live near a wonderful little charity shop that turns some right gems up in it, book wise. Anyway, where you are, that attitude - it just got more heavenly smile

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    Sufidreamerposted 6 years ago

    Lucky you - I used to love trawling around charity shops, looking for great books. Oxford was brilliant for that. They tend not to have them here, and my Greek isn't good enough for reading anything too complex sad

    I did have the Bronte moment - visiting the Top Withens in high winds. It is a very nice part of the world smile

    The history around here is awesome - today, I sat on a small piece of Ancient Sparta and ate my cheese pie. History is embedded in the culture, too - so many of the customs we have here can be traced back to the time of Homer.

 
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