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  1. Government is the shadow cast on society by big business, attempts to attenuate the shadow will not alter the substance.
  2. TRAINING? TRAINING? Are there no prisons? Are there no workhouses in which they can get training?
  3. I prefer Aldi over the Big supermarket chains. The offers they have on tools and miscellaneous stuff is really good too, at the moment they have bike gear/tools/lights etc.. The gloves are fantastic value for £5.
  4. I would wager that those pictures were taken either early in the morning at the weekend, or if during the week before 8am on a school day or half past Jeremy Kyle on a school holiday. The bollards on the surrounding side roads are there to prevent cars from being burnt out on the field, despite this you can see the tracks of vehicles that have been ragged around on the field. http://goo.gl/maps/lV5vb
  5. I'm guessing you missed the important part about the roman empire then. But I know how you feel, sometimes it's really hard to pay attention to stuff, I was watching that film 12 Monkey's and it didn't make any sense so I stopped watching half way through. I don't understand why they do that, surely a film should be self contained within the first half so that you know what its about, I hate it when they expect you to watch the whole thing just so you can understand what it's about. Books that do that piss me off too.
  6. 3space have an initiative to allow charities and social enterprises to use empty stores, it's intended to prevent urban decay as shops become vacant.
  7. Yes there's plenty of opportunities to build tidal, nuclear, wind etc.. the problem is the huge capital costs of building them, so politicians prefer to ignore the whole peak oil thing, it's political suicide. It would be better to spend the printed bail out money on upgrading our energy infrastructure than propping up banks, because if we wait until oil is $200 a barrel or more, the costs of building these massive energy intensive building projects will also have risen along with the oil price.
  8. For every £100k your house has gone up in value, your children will be £100K worse off when they have to buy a house. While it is useful to have some short phrases to get people to think differently, it's impossible to explain HPC concept properly in such a short amount of text, that's the structural constraints of social media like twitter, youtube comments, etc... Just enough text for you to let of some steam and get it out of your system, but not enough for you to make a convincing case, and if you did have the space would people read it. Peter Schiff was always quite good at getting his ideas across within tight media constraints. Concision, in such a small amount of text you can only repeat conventional accepted truths, for which you don't need any evidence and people just nod their heads, anything you say that challenges accepted truths will cause people to think your a nutter, because you won't get the space to give evidence. Houses always go up They're not making any more land You can't go wrong with bricks and mortar etc..
  9. enrieb


    You need to stop pushing that rock up the hill
  10. It's been many years since I've glanced at the sun newspaper, let alone read an article. All the same ******** celebrity bread and circus crap stories with pics. Kelly Brook, Johnny Vaughn, Anthea Turner etc... What a pile of shite, I'd be ashamed to wipe my **** with it.
  11. Today I saw a car sticker that read "Don't blame me, I voted Labour"
  12. Yes, but you can only come to that conclusion because you have an understanding of the unfair distribution of land in the UK and how the situation came about. If like *99%* of the population of the UK, you had no clue about land distribution and imagined that it was all pretty evenly distributed and above board you would probably not see much need for a LVT, and you could argue minor points about its potential unfairness whilst ignoring the unfairness of other tax revenue streams. ** Made up statistic based on anecdotal evidence
  13. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-18401164 Author David Wolman says cash is dirty, expensive and should just be pushed off the cliff. He describes his new book, "The End of Money: Counterfeiters, Preachers, Techies, Dreamers- And The Coming Cashless Society," as a eulogy to these rectangular slips of paper and little metal disks. But while writing the book, and going without cash for a year, Wolman found that the future of money is about much more than just dollars and cents. -------------- A Judas goat is a trained goat used at a slaughterhouse and in general animal herding. The Judas goat is trained to associate with sheep or cattle, leading them to a specific destination. In stockyards, a Judas goat will lead sheep to slaughter, while its own life is spared. Judas goats are also used to lead other animals to specific pens and onto trucks. They have fallen out of use in recent times, but can still be found in various smaller slaughterhouses in some parts of the world.
  14. If vast amounts of land were available to the general population they could grow their own food, or buy it at a much reduced price from one of the millions of new independent farmers that would be allowed to use the land. The Duke of Buccleuch (277,000 acres) would have to sell his spare land, unless of course he wants to farm it and produce low cost food for the marketplace. To help me answer your questions, What figures are you using for the amount of land allocated throughout the population? what is your underling of land ownership in the UK? You cannot seriously think that the current situation is the beneficial to the population of the country, unless of course you're not aware of the current situation. It's right to question the implementation of any new kind of tax system, otherwise the powers that be will balls it up and stack the system in their favour. It seems though whenever a land tax is discussed every little minor 'what about X question' is used to refute and derail a discussion about the concept of a land tax. These very trivial, minor issues are not hard to resolve, in the time that it takes to ask a 'what about X question' you could come up with several methods of making it work.
  15. Your confusing land tax with property tax. As a suggestion Land tax could start at anything over 0.1 acre.
  16. Don't forget the royal wedding effect on house prices, not to mention the Euro 2012, the Olympics and the break up of the EU. Also people are holding off buying property because of the Mayans 2012 thing, they want to see how the end of the world pans out before they buy. This could cause a Spring bounce 2013
  17. It's not so much that it will "solve all the problems in the housing market" or any other straw-man characterisations that can be smeared onto the a land tax argument. The hope is that it will be an improvement over the current situation of land ownership and free up some more land for usage. If you want to explore the subject, isn't it best to start with some basic facts and figures about land ownership in the UK and then discus the pros and cons of the reasoning behind it.
  18. A recent study demonstrated that 87.7% of statistics used in internet forum debates are completely made up with no reference to any actual studies that took place.
  19. If we kill all the royal family, dukes, duchies and earls, we can double the amount of land that half the population currently have to live on.
  20. poor US jobless figures, affecting the stockmarket? nothing to do with this then.. China and Japan begin direct currency trading http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/06/2012617313664236.html
  21. My basis for my assumption is Human history, what is your basis? I'm all for democracy and devolution into a smaller less centralised state, local issues should be decided locally, regional in the region, and national issues like laws and who we go to war with should be decide nationally. At the moment we really don't have a democratically controlled state, we have the chance to elect a dictatorship every four years which serves the interests of the concentrations of power that pay for the election campaign directly, and indirectly via backhanders and honorary seats on the board of corperations etc..
  22. True the corporation is a statist construct, but what sort of power structures forms in the absence of a state? feudal, warlords, gangs, guilds, bandits etc.. co-operatives an example of an alternative democratic organisation, but for who? members of the cooperative. If a coopertive democratically decided to build a hydroelectric dam on a river, what democratic ability to have a say, do the rest of the people who depend on that river have? in the absence of some form of government or state they have non. The state is just a tool, like a hammer it can be used to create or destroy, the state is not a separate evil entry that inflicts its will on the the little people, it's not a godzilla type monster. A bus can be a useful tool in society, or you can let an selfish manic rampage it through the streets causing destruction. The state is not the problem, it's allowing the state to be controlled by concentrations of private power. In the absence of a 'democratically controlled state' (which we don't have now) those concentrations of private power will use other tools to cary out their will.
  23. Yes the state is an organisation, but It's probably more accurate to describe it as a 'power structure' and power structures will always exist in any form of complex society. The question is what sort of power structure is the state? is it a power structure that is potentially democratic, one that the population can have some limited control over, or one that is non democratic, which the population have no control over what-so-ever, such as a corporation. The state is ultimately just a tool, who controls the tool is up to us, either we allow private tyrannies to control the tool for their own gain, or we take control of the tool for the benefit of the general population. Government is the shadow cast by big business on society, attenuation of the shadow will not alter the substance.
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