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Brixton news, rumours and general chat - April 2018

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by editor, Mar 31, 2018.

  1. David Clapson

    David Clapson Well-Known Member

    I've been on Quetiapine for several years, it's much better for me than the half dozen things I tried before. My pharmacist said it's been generally well received. But I still can't drink 2 pints without paying for it.
     
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  2. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    The most bizarre thing I saw back in the day was the weight loss clinic at 308 Brixton Road. This was funded by the manufacturers of Olanzapine, a similar drug which also has a notorious side effect of make you feel incredibly hungry. I've been offered it myself, but give me Lithium anytime. Li not good for your teeth though.
     
  3. David Clapson

    David Clapson Well-Known Member

    IME the hospital you are first seen by and the hospital you get locked up in don't even write to your GP, let alone a specialist. So when you get out of the psych ward there is no follow-up. The whole episode doesn't even get into your GP's notes. I hope it's not usually that bad.
     
  4. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    There used to be a legal document - the "Discharge Certificate" which the doctor was sent. I've got 2 - one from Hospital for Tropical Diseases (1996) and one from Charter Hospital Lissom Grove (1997).

    From Googling around it looks as though such a thing may no longer exist. Bring back Matron!
     
  5. David Clapson

    David Clapson Well-Known Member

    I wasn't sectioned, but I was told I would be if I didn't go voluntarily. So no legal paperwork. I think if you do get sectioned there's a minimum stay and a legal process to get released? I'm not sure and I don't really want to read about it. Better to think of a life of freedom on this sunny day. Those poor sods who are locked up in there are in the next worst thing to prison. It's supposed to be a safety net but I wouldn't let them put me in there again. As soon I realised what was what I began thinking of ways to start a fire so I could escape.
     
  6. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    To come back to the Channel 4 film (about black men and psychosis) it is somewhat disappointing to me that a lot of the comments underneath the film on the C4 Youtube channel are essentially racist.
    Looks like the youtube audience would rather engage with race than with psychosis, but see both as terms of abuse.
     
  7. snowy_again

    snowy_again Slush

    Never read the comments CH1 !
     
  8. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Indeed. YouTube attracts real pondlife and Google seem happy to let some really outrageous racist filth be posted up.
     
  9. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Great design fails of Brixton:

    2018-04-05_171144.jpg :
     
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  10. snowy_again

    snowy_again Slush

    Bottom part of the plinth is constantly getting damaged isn't it - hence the constant repairs.
     
  11. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    You might have thought that they would have taken that into consideration given that there's been skateboarders in the square for decades. I'm not a fan of the design in the first place but now it looks even uglier.
     
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  12. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    Apologies for late notification. Maybe someone might like to pop into this. My understanding is that "openings" have refreshments - but possibly all quaffed by now!
    Slippage.jpg
     
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  13. djdando

    djdando Well-Known Member

    Sounds familiar. Reminds me of something...
     
  14. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    What do you mean? :confused:
     
  15. madolesance

    madolesance Well-Known Member

    Has Windrush Square been around for decades?
     
  16. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    It's had different names, but skateboarders have used the open space outside the Ritzy for decades, yes.
     
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  17. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  18. xsunnysuex

    xsunnysuex Life is a horizontal fall.

    Wow!! So Iceland isn't open again until 19th April. :mad::mad:
     
  19. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I know. Damn, I use that place most days. Their £1 thick sliced bread is ace.
     
  20. David Clapson

    David Clapson Well-Known Member

    The FT has a gentrification/arches piece. By Judith Evans, published today. For some reason the Google News alert service gave me a link which goes through the paywall, but I'm unable to pass it on. Odd.

     
    Last edited: Apr 7, 2018
  21. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I don't expect much from the Brixton BID but have the Brixton Society been very vocal on this issue?
     
  22. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    Not sure.They have a Facebook page which was linked to the original Change.org petition
    "Facebook"
     
    Last edited: Apr 7, 2018
  23. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

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  24. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    If anyone is looking and can afford the prices:

     
  25. organicpanda

    organicpanda cat herder extraodinaire

    anyone know what the demo/march down Coldharbour Lane is about?
     
  26. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I missed that. Has it just happened? I heard a load of shouting and thought it was the TV downstairs!
     
  27. organicpanda

    organicpanda cat herder extraodinaire

    yep, somewhere between 50 and 100 (I'm worse than the police at guessing crowd numbers) guy with a megaphone doing the American marine style of chanting, and about 6 cars heading towards Atlantic Road, no banners to give the game away
     
  28. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    From what I've gathered it's a response to the terrible death toll on the streets through the recent gang violence. So there's a whole load of topics, people and institutions to be angry at.

    And big up them for staying out in this awful weather.
     
  29. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    In Stockwell earlier.

     
  30. ash

    ash Inittogether

    Might be the stop the violence march which went through Stockwell earlier - seemed to be passing through a lot of south London estates starting in Vauxhall from what I could see on social media.
     

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