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by PsychoSerenity
Sun Dec 22, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: UK General Election, 12 Dec 2019
Replies: 197
Views: 6952

Re: UK General Election, 12 Dec 2019



Honestly, I'm not as hopeful as Monbiot that there is a solution, but I definitely think he's got the real problem identified here.
by PsychoSerenity
Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: UK General Election, 12 Dec 2019
Replies: 197
Views: 6952

Re: UK General Election, 12 Dec 2019

I feel a little sick. I want to vote Green tomorrow. But I've crunched the numbers, looked at the local campaigns, plausible swings and vote splits, and there's a very small but non-zero possibility that if I don't vote for our Blairite long standing Labour MP, my vote could count to tip the balanc...
by PsychoSerenity
Wed Dec 11, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: UK General Election, 12 Dec 2019
Replies: 197
Views: 6952

Re: UK General Election, 12 Dec 2019

I feel a little sick. I want to vote Green tomorrow. But I've crunched the numbers, looked at the local campaigns, plausible swings and vote splits, and there's a very small but non-zero possibility that if I don't vote for our Blairite long standing Labour MP, my vote could count to tip the balance...
by PsychoSerenity
Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: General Serious Discussion & Philosophy
Topic: What would happen if we randomly gave $1,000 to poor families? Now we know.
Replies: 12
Views: 648

Re: What would happen if we randomly gave $1,000 to poor families? Now we know.

Scot Dutchy wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:39 am
The article is behind a semi-paywall. :lol:
Yup. You can't let people read an article like that for free. The might start getting ideas.
by PsychoSerenity
Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 750
Views: 34415

Re: Extinction Rebellion

:clap:
by PsychoSerenity
Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Capitalism, The Best Solution to Poverty
Replies: 930
Views: 56993

Re: Capitalism, The Best Solution to Poverty

I'm starting to fear that capitalism may have effectively ended the little democracy we had in this country and replaced it with an oligarchy and just the illusion of democracy. There's not any single entirely undemocratic power structure, but instead a many layered system, with each layer slightly ...
by PsychoSerenity
Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Capitalism, The Best Solution to Poverty
Replies: 930
Views: 56993

Re: Capitalism, The Best Solution to Poverty

It's good to see someone addressing what I think is one of the most fundamental flaws of mainstream economics; the assumption that the amount someone will pay for something is equal to how much they value it. Almost all of microeconomic theory has this ridiculous assumption at its heart, starting wi...
by PsychoSerenity
Thu Nov 28, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: UK General Election, 12 Dec 2019
Replies: 197
Views: 6952

Re: UK General Election, 12 Dec 2019

Channel four are hosting a leaders debate on the climate emergency. Johnson and Farage have declined to turn up, so they've been replaced by ice sculptures.
https://twitter.com/Channel4News/status ... 1170937859
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by PsychoSerenity
Fri Nov 22, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: UK General Election, 12 Dec 2019
Replies: 197
Views: 6952

Re: UK General Election, 12 Dec 2019

You could do both like Banksy.
by PsychoSerenity
Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: UK General Election, 12 Dec 2019
Replies: 197
Views: 6952

Re: UK General Election, 12 Dec 2019

Spoofing the Labour Manifesto is almost certainly electoral fraud. The problem is that the max fine for electoral shenanigans is £70,000, which is small potatoes when compared to £5 million in personal donations over £7k the Tories have amassed since the election period began. By contrast the Labou...
by PsychoSerenity
Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: UK General Election, 12 Dec 2019
Replies: 197
Views: 6952

Re: UK General Election, 12 Dec 2019

@alternativefactcheckUK What is most worrying about this, is not so much that people might have believed the misinformation they put out, and I'm sure they knew they'd be challenged on it, but I think the real goal is that they want to undermine people's trust in any fact checking services. And con...
by PsychoSerenity
Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: UK General Election, 12 Dec 2019
Replies: 197
Views: 6952

Re: UK General Election, 12 Dec 2019

In a whole nother level of deceitfulness, during the live ITV leaders debate the Tory press office changed their twitter account to make it look like an independent fact checking organisation and pumped out propaganda to anyone following the hashtag. Conservatives criticised for rebranding Twitter a...
by PsychoSerenity
Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: UK General Election, 12 Dec 2019
Replies: 197
Views: 6952

Re: UK General Election, 12 Dec 2019

The world moves on, Scott, with or without you.
by PsychoSerenity
Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: UK General Election, 12 Dec 2019
Replies: 197
Views: 6952

Re: UK General Election, 12 Dec 2019

People seem to have issues with Corbyn: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-11-08/jeremy-corbyn-loses-more-support-from-former-labour-colleagues/11684716 Two former Labour MPs have urged voters not to support UK Opposition Leader Jeremy Corbyn in the upcoming general election. Ian Austin, a former jun...
by PsychoSerenity
Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 750
Views: 34415

Re: Extinction Rebellion

For anyone considering taking arrestable action, and anyone who just wants to contribute to protecting the environment, part of the campaign to make ecocide an international crime involves contributing to a trust for which you will get a legal document which can be used in court as evidence for your...