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Classifieds / 2000AD FCBD 2017
« on: 24 April, 2017, 10:41:03 am »
My local Comic shop is not participating this year so I come to the board cap in hand!

If any kindly boarder comes across a spare copy and would like to pass it on - here I am!

I don't use PayPal but am willing to do a Noel Edmonds style Swap Shop kind of deal. I'll dig through my pile of goodies and offer something of at least five pound value (more likely higher as it's still better than buying from the internet).

Thanks in advance!

Cheers

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General / Re: any FCBD signings this year?
« on: 24 April, 2017, 10:35:34 am »
My local Comic shop is not participating this year so I come to the board cap in hand!

If any kindly boarder comes across a spare copy and would like to pass it on - here I am!

I don't use PayPal but am willing to do a Noel Edmond's  style Swap shop kind of deal. I'll dig through my pile of goodies and offer something of at least five pound value (more likely higher as it's still better than buying from the internet).

Thanks in advance!

Cheers

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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 24 April, 2017, 09:52:12 am »
One unregulated business is the trade in cannabis, which - in my experience - offers goods of varying quality

This i can confirm.

Cannabis is not an 'unregulated business' it's an illegal activity (I don't think it should be illegal, but that's another story).

I know a lot of people who are involved with one form of Drug or another, the majority aren't selling these products out of the goodness of their hearts, they're doing it to make money. I've purchased Weed of varying quality ranging from mind-blowing to downright shit. Sometimes Weed comes covered in small bits of glass or other crap designed to give the illusion of Weed crystals!

This is an example (from personal experience) of how people can be epic Twats when it comes to lining their pockets with money!

And these aren't the mega-rich, who would probably (IMO) be far worse if given the opportunity!

Yeah, what the World really needs is less regulations because people are great!

Cheers


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Off Topic / Re: Testing…
« on: 23 April, 2017, 01:32:59 pm »
Has anyone noticed Frank/Sauchi/Butch whatever has vanished off the face of the earth, for better or worst? Hhmmm...

I thought he had reincarnated as one of the new guys on the board* but it's pure conjecture on my part.

Cheers

*hot new boyband for the Noughties

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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 23 April, 2017, 01:23:50 pm »


As I said - "I understand your stance..." - but I fail to understand how you would address these problems.

Remove Government - OK, what then? How do we distribute goods at home or abroad. How do we liase with other Nations (that may decide to keep their Governments)? What if my next door neighbour decides to build a shed in my garden without permission? What if a far right group seizes my home/property, who should I complain to? And on and on and on...

Cheers

There are several answers to your questions which do not include government interference but these are not what I'm talking about. These are simply excuses used to short-circuit the argument on the table, which concerns the illegitimacy (at best) and criminality (at worst) of government power.

I say, "taxation is theft because..."

Most people ignore this and say, "but, roads and hospitals!" Instead of engaging with the assertion that government relies on crime, roads and hospitals - which everyone needs and values - are thrown out as an excuse, a distraction from the core argument. Once the core argument is settled we can start thinking about which solutions are necessary or practical.


People offering a counter to your arguments are not "Short circuiting the argument". Without wishing to sound rude - you are the one extolling the virtues of a brave new world but when asked how it could work you have no answer other than " people can cooperate without coercion" which is flim-flam to say the least.

I would like things to be different/better but it's a baby steps process rather than throwing the baby out with the bathwater.

Cheers

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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 23 April, 2017, 12:58:38 pm »
So, stealing money to spend on others is acceptable? Okay, I might be able to get behind this Robin Hood approach. From whom is it acceptable to steal, upon whom is it acceptable to bestow the stolen money and who or what decides?

The sun produces practically limitless energy, add wind and hydro and there's more than enough for everyone. There is enough food on this planet to feed everyone. In both cases, government backed corporations manage these resources for profit and not humanity, resulting in an organisational and monopolistic matrix of systems dependent on engineering and promoting shortages.

There is abundance in abundance, the only barrier to us accessing it is government.

As I said - "I understand your stance..." - but I fail to understand how you would address these problems.

Remove Government - OK, what then? How do we distribute goods at home or abroad. How do we liase with other Nations (that may decide to keep their Governments)? What if my next door neighbour decides to build a shed in my garden without permission? What if a far right group seizes my home/property, who should I complain to? And on and on and on...

Cheers

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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 23 April, 2017, 12:38:15 pm »
Okay, so if I steal money to buy myself a set of encyclopedias with which to educate myself, a first aid kit and box of medicines for my health and to pay for premium BUPA health insurance in case I have an accident, is that acceptable?

If you stole those things for yourself I'd say it was selfish behaviour. If you garnered money/resources to help those that have less (a bit like Government) and provided Healthcare and Education for all, I wouldn't think you selfish.

I understand your stance but until we get to a stage of limitless energy for all, no food shortages, etc, we're pretty much Fucked!

Cheers


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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 23 April, 2017, 11:51:16 am »
"I have the right to steal your money...

Income tax was first brought in the help combat the Napoleonic War, (Pitt the Younger?).

Before that, most taxes were created by Royalty (Wool tax, Wine tax, etc).

Once upon a time there was a justifiable case of not paying taxes. For modern times though I prefer things to be kept running as smoothly as possible - if that means I have to pay Tax, so be it.*

Cheers

*Admittedly I would like my money spent on more constructive ventures (NHS, Education) and less on Capitalist Warmongering!

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Games / Re: What was your best game?
« on: 23 April, 2017, 10:30:27 am »
My favourite game as a young'un was Psycho Fox for the Sega Master System.

Honourable mentions: Rastan, and Actraiser - also Master System.

Cheers

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Off Topic / Re: Stuff you don't see anymore.
« on: 22 April, 2017, 12:18:31 pm »
White Dogshit! Haven't seen that in years!

Cheers


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General / Re: Dredd at Number 2?
« on: 21 April, 2017, 11:18:37 am »
The Dredd strip has evolved over the years. I like the fact we now have a Dredd who not only has doubts about the system he upholds, but will actively voice his concerns.

A consistent, Bastardly horrible Dredd wouldn't leave much room for character development.

Additionally, Dredd is satirical - it's not a training guide for wanna be fascists.

Cheers

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General / Re: Thoughts on the fall of deadworld?
« on: 21 April, 2017, 09:38:33 am »
I'm probably widely off the mark but I'm going to suggest that Fairfax is actually Judge Mortis. The only reason I have is During the first series we see Mortis drinking his concoctions. I believe this is a follow on to the fact he is making his own medicine (at the moment) to keep him going.

Perhaps not.

Cheers

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Off Topic / Re: Modern Life Is Rubbish
« on: 20 April, 2017, 07:00:21 am »

Modern Life is Rubbish


I wasn't a big fan of Blur, either.

The robotic self-checkouts...

They're great! Not only do they remove people from work you also have to wait for an Appropriate Adult to come over and authorise your alchol purchases! Fantastic stuff!

Cheers

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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 19 April, 2017, 10:31:09 am »


Big Mother is watching you!

Seriously though, wouldn't it be hilarious if this backfired on the Tories and they end up losing! I'm optimistic enough (at the moment) that it could happen.

Cheers

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Website and Forum / Re: Can't post on specific boards
« on: 19 April, 2017, 08:16:13 am »
Your profile will have to be fully activated by a Moderator. Make a couple of posts (in threads you have access to) and sit back and relax.

Cheers

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