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  • in reply to: SPGB T-Shirts #122426
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    steve colborn wrote:
    I like this, I really like this! Where do I send my order and the money? Well done, Steve Colborn.Some swimming trunks with the spgb logo would also look great, strolling along Roker sea front i cannot wait.  
    in reply to: SPGB T-Shirts #122425
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    robert.cox wrote:
    Hi TimI take it then you will be wanting the white on black shirt?  Did you find one the right size at Head Office?  If not I can order you one in.BTW Did I mention Wally Cox played for the Beddlington Terriers? Not had many orders in those colours yet – funny that! I remember my Bedlington terrier, a great little dog full of spirit and mischief.
    in reply to: SPGB T-Shirts #122424
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    Bijou Drains wrote:
    steve colborn wrote:
    I like this, I really like this! Where do I send my order and the money? Well done, Steve Colborn.

    if the fashionistas of Seaham Harbour are wearing these this season, then they'll be the talk of the Paris catwalks, I'd better get one too, don't want it said that Newcastle lags behind Sunderland in the fashion stakes.I must not let Blackhall colliery down, do you have a spgb hard hat also.

    in reply to: ‘Happy Birthday, Karl Marx’ (Leeds – 1pm) #132827
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    Any Tudor crisps and a Pint of vaux.

    in reply to: A Day School in the North East #130929
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    alanjjohnstone wrote:
    It might sound like heresy and compromising or hostility clause, but what about actually cooperating with CWO locally in the sense of having joint forums to discuss and debate both points of disagreement but equally important, where we can agree.It may lead to increased audience and the interest of others involved in the left-wing milieu. It may also help to divide the chore of publicity and costs. Over many years    having met and spoken with several members of the CWO, we do share many things in common. What is the harm in coming together in a fraternal manner and putting our minds together.
    in reply to: Speakers test #132646
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    Bijou Drains wrote:
    Jeez I can't imaging Steve Coleman cutting a rug at his local disco, The thought of him in disco pants with an open to the navel silk shirt and medallion will now haunt me forever.Perish the thought.
    in reply to: Bill Boaks #132770
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    Major McPharter wrote:
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    jondwhite wrote:
    Whilst reading about perenial candidates I just stumbled upon Bill Boaks, an interesting / eccentric figure,https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Boaks

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    Road safety was central to his beliefs. He kept a pram loaded down with bricks which he would push on to pedestrian crossings in front of rapidly braking motorists.
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    Boaks's central campaign point was simple – he wanted the inversion of the law concerning Zebra crossings, so that all roadways would be treated as if they were Zebra crossings except those parts painted as such, thus giving pedestrians the right of way at all times. The idea was that it would save countless lives by increasing drivers' sense of responsibility, and would cause such chaos in urban areas as to force people back onto public transport rather than using private cars.

    Would this work? I admit some sympathy for the idea, although it is more highway engineering than political.

    Is that the same bill boaks last seen disapearing underneath the no9 bus with his brick laden pram launched through greggs pasty shop??Maybe the spgb membership could all grab a brick laden pram and charge 10 downing street.Might be a kamikaze mission but at least the spgb could go out with a Bang.

    in reply to: Bill Boaks #132769
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    Major McPharter wrote:
    jondwhite wrote:
    Whilst reading about perenial candidates I just stumbled upon Bill Boaks, an interesting / eccentric figure,https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Boaks

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    Road safety was central to his beliefs. He kept a pram loaded down with bricks which he would push on to pedestrian crossings in front of rapidly braking motorists.
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    Boaks's central campaign point was simple – he wanted the inversion of the law concerning Zebra crossings, so that all roadways would be treated as if they were Zebra crossings except those parts painted as such, thus giving pedestrians the right of way at all times. The idea was that it would save countless lives by increasing drivers' sense of responsibility, and would cause such chaos in urban areas as to force people back onto public transport rather than using private cars.

    Would this work? I admit some sympathy for the idea, although it is more highway engineering than political.

    Is that the same bill boaks last seen disapearing underneath the no9 bus with his brick laden pram launched through greggs pasty shop??Maybe the spgb membership could all grab a brick laden pram and charge 10 downing street.

    in reply to: Bill Boaks #132768
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    jondwhite wrote:
    Whilst reading about perenial candidates I just stumbled upon Bill Boaks, an interesting / eccentric figure,https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Boaks

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    Road safety was central to his beliefs. He kept a pram loaded down with bricks which he would push on to pedestrian crossings in front of rapidly braking motorists.
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    Boaks's central campaign point was simple – he wanted the inversion of the law concerning Zebra crossings, so that all roadways would be treated as if they were Zebra crossings except those parts painted as such, thus giving pedestrians the right of way at all times. The idea was that it would save countless lives by increasing drivers' sense of responsibility, and would cause such chaos in urban areas as to force people back onto public transport rather than using private cars.

    Would this work? I admit some sympathy for the idea, although it is more highway engineering than political.

    Is that the same bill boaks last seen disapearing underneath the no9 bus with his brick laden pram launched through greggs pasty shop??

    in reply to: Speakers test #132645
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    I still have my Platform Shoes, if Steve Coleman wants to borrow them for the clapham high street disco rock night.

    in reply to: Originator of a THESIS on money’s incapacity #129941
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    Bijou Drains wrote:
    Prakash RP wrote:
    ' The whole idea of socialism/communism is that what is collectively produced should be collectively owned and then shared out amongst all members of society in accordance with their needs. ' ( comment #247 by ALB ) I have strong reservation about the correctness of this ' idea of socialism/ communism '. The pair of shoes I use happens to be the product of the collective labour of a group of workers of a particular shoe factory. Therefore, by this idea of socialism, an insignificant number of people are lawful owners of these shoes. None of any other shoe-factory workers and none of any non-shoe-factory workers are entitled to claim the ownership of these shoes. Nevertheless, this isn't the social ownership that communism stands for. This is a sort of joint ownership of some shareholders or co-op ownership of some ( members of a certain co-op ). Both of these are different forms of private ownership. The lawful owners of shoes may not agree to share out products of their labour ' amongst all members of society ' unless they're paid a large sum of money or its equivalent in kind before parting with their property. Who'd decide, and how would it be decided, whether their demand is right or exorbitant ? Needs of people are not uniform. Nor are all your ' needs ' equally needed. What a sick person urgently need right now is a cure for their sickness, not cigars nor beer nor sex. Who'd and how would they decide whether all the stated ' needs ' of someone are justified and deserve to be granted ? Should the communist society unquestioningly accept whatever someone asks for as their true ' needs ' ? What if someone needs two cigarettes and a glass of beer and someone else needs 20 cigarettes and 20 glasses of beer daily ? Should communism grant ' needs ' of drugs, drinks, smoking, paedophilia, and similar other stuff that's got nothing meaningful for you or anyone else ? Bullet trains do not seem to be luxury in Japan. But Indians are surely not worthy , because India is still lagging far behind Japan, of the luxury of riding in a bullet train. It may not be unbecoming of America, the most advanced civilisation of the world, to undertake a project meant to provide every American citizen with a deluxe private car while for India, it's a dream most unlikely to come true in the near future to make a motorbike or a motor-scooter available to every Indian citizen. It's not unbecoming of America to make stuff like Viagra plentifully available all over America, but it's surely unbecoming of India that has yet to make sanitary pads adequately available to every Indian woman.  It's not sensible for a society to accept everything someone claims to need as their just need, nor is it possible for the society to meet their all needs just because both the productive forces and their level of development as well as raw materials and all other necessary means of production are limited and can never outgrow a certain limit. Therefore, authorising a competent body of experts to scrutinise the stated ' needs ' of someone seems to be the only sensible act in this regard. But the scrutiny of someone's claim of ' needs ' means the outright rejection of some ' needs ' and compulsory alteration of some. Thus, referring your claim of ' needs ' to the authorised body for scrutiny turns the principle of ' to each according to their needs ' plain ridiculous, to my way of thinking.  

    Did somebody mention beer?  Newcastle broon ale i hope.

    in reply to: Originator of a THESIS on money’s incapacity #129940
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    Must we also share our socks and underpants.

    in reply to: Social media Manipulation #131049
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    There is only one race.The Human Race.

    in reply to: Beauty is in the eye of the right-wing #131673
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    On the first day of a world of free access. I will jump behind the bar myself and serve you, i will pull the beer pumps for you all. We can then toast ourselves for a change.Plus the pork scratchings are on me.

    in reply to: Fusion #132256
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    Looks like the Sea coal men might be out of business.

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