Brixton news, rumours and general chat: Spring 2019

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by editor, Mar 19, 2019.

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  1. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    So why when Ed said his new phone camera was good you said this in post 401

    Then in post 404 you say this:

    So which is it ? You don't care or your going to criticize the Ed for his make of phone?
     
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  2. friendofdorothy

    friendofdorothy it is so much worse than Thatcherism now

    Gramsci I'm really not interested in anyones gadgets.
     
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  3. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    So might be idea not to have a pop at Ed about his new phone.
     
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  4. friendofdorothy

    friendofdorothy it is so much worse than Thatcherism now

    There was some great poetry this afternoon in the Pound cafe - two young people giving a free reading. Cheered up my day no end.
     
  5. cuppa tee

    cuppa tee Well-Known Member

    FWIW I thought friendofdorothy was having a giggle with the first post, that's the sort of thing people say to someone who's showing off about their new gadget, I said it down the park to some guy who was going large on the pleasures of flying a drone, the second post was just dismissive of tech and gadgets in general, can't see why peeps are getting their knickers in a twist tbh
     
  6. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Then ignore it rather than posting up snidey comments that I'm making money from posting up photos here. That really fucking pissed me off.
     
  7. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    Taking a pop at the Ed is a sport on Brixton forum and I don't like it.
     
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  8. editor

    editor hiraethified

    The point of the post was the late night photo of the Albert which you've ignored completely. I mentioned the make of the phone because people sometimes ask about how such shots were taken (and this one has exceptional low light qualities).

    You'll also note that I have posted up loads of other photos in this very thread without mentioning the make. If you're not interested in the photos or how I took them, why bother having a dig? I don't do it on posts of yours that hold no interest to me.
     
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  9. cuppa tee

    cuppa tee Well-Known Member

    Fair enough, maybe I don't look at the boards enough but I never had friendofdorothy down as disruptive or one of the 'usual suspects' when it comes to baiting the editor.
     
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  10. alex_

    alex_ Well-Known Member

    And it was a cracking low light photo
     
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  11. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    My polling station in Minet Road was not exactly buzzing earlier this morning.
    32 people had voted by 10.00 am.
    Amazing number of independents - 12? Made for a very unwieldy voting experience!
     
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  12. cuppa tee

    cuppa tee Well-Known Member

    Is Roger Hallam who I think it is ?
    Wonder why a gentleman farmer might be standing in London.
     
  13. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    Not sure who he is but he's got several Youtube clips.
    This one at 1h 32m may be the most comprehensive


    Apparently its not the winning that's important - its the making of the point, see European Elections: Nine Climate Emergency Candidates That Want to Shake Up The Political System

    That said, until you asked the question I'd never thought about it. Zero TV coverage, at least on Sky and BBC/ITV.
    In conformity with the Electoral Commission rules they were just "Independent" as they hadn't set up a party,, and therefore didn't even get any publicity from a party logo on the ballot paper.
     
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  14. editor

    editor hiraethified

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    Here's a view of The Edge with its see-through flats.
     
  15. friendofdorothy

    friendofdorothy it is so much worse than Thatcherism now

    Who were all those independants? and the last one who didn't even have that dessciption? I'd not heard of any of them.

    In my polling station at about 4pm, I thought it looked rather quiet, but one of the staff said it had been a good turn out.
     
  16. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    What's wrong with the Green party? Why aren't XR leaders like Hallam urging people to vote Green party?

    I've watched some of Hallam explaining XR strategy a while back when I was up taking photos of Oxford Circus and Waterloo. I distinguish between the XR leaders like Hallam and the troops on the ground.

    Hallam isn't interested in democracy. He wants to go "beyond politics". Use mass civil disobedience to create a situation where elected government can't function. Make state call state of emergency. As politicians can't be trusted as they may be swayed by voters/ corporate pressure replace them with a Peoples Assembly.

    This will be composed of citizens in similar way to jury service. By lot. So not elected or accountable to anyone vote wise.

    The state of emergency will use state to enforce measures for zero carbon by 2025.

    The people's assembly remit will be to look at policies to get the zero carbon deadline. The People's assembly won't be allowed to change the state of emergency. So in practice its got limited powers.

    This all adds up to potentially dictatorial system.

    Hallam may be realistic. This is the only way to do it to save the planet.
     
  17. wemakeyousoundb

    wemakeyousoundb and calm again

    the planet don't need saving, some humans think the human race deserve to be though.
     
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  18. BusLanes

    BusLanes Pedestrian

    Lambeth have reported turnout at 42, up 8 from 2019.

    I had a couple of Proxies yesterday alongside my own vote, so voted on way to work. Of the three booths it was busiest in Tulse Hill, Kennington and lastly Waterloo Oasis.

    Also, this was first time I'd done proxies. Tool about 5 minutes each time to sort out.
     
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  19. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    XR view is that human made climate change is also leading to extinction of other animals.

    Climate change will affect in adverse way most living beings on the planet.

    I wouldn't say XR are just about the human race.

    Which I would say is point in their favour.
     
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  20. cuppa tee

    cuppa tee Well-Known Member

    Nice little downpour in North Brixton just now....
    this meant all the flying insects fucked off early including bees on the blue tree
    so no bats this evening.....
     
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  21. Angellic

    Angellic Well-Known Member

    Wandered into Brixton yesterday around 7pm. As I got to the end of Rossiter Grove I noticed that Brixton Mosque now have an external speaker on the side of the building. It was relaying the sermon(?) inside.
    To me and a cat.
    Wasn't very loud but curious nonetheless.
     
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  22. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    I guess they are hoping Lambeth Enforcement take action so they can be a cause celebre. If so they'll probably be waiting till well after the last trump.
     
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  23. editor

    editor hiraethified

    I got well and truly drenched

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  24. BusLanes

    BusLanes Pedestrian

    As did I.
     
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  25. BusLanes

    BusLanes Pedestrian

    And in election news, rumour swirls around Twitter that Labour thinks it's had a very bad Thursday in Lewisham, Southwark and Islington.
     
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    editor hiraethified

  27. urbanspaceman

    urbanspaceman Well-Known Member

    I appended the Buzz story to Lambeth's self-congratulatory tweet about its RIBA prize, and copied in the two relevant Councillors. I wonder if there will be a response
     

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  28. BusLanes

    BusLanes Pedestrian

    Some ex Labour guy who now runs European Movement has been tracking turnout of boroughs as they're reported. He marks Lambeth at 42% up from 37%.

    Perhaps all the shy Brexit Party people are on the march. Or maybe the Libs or Greens. Who knows!
     
  29. TopCat

    TopCat It's hard now...do it faster

    Last night at the 414 was epic. End of an era. 35 years I have been going there. Since it was Steppers!
    Love to Tony and Louise.
     
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  30. editor

    editor hiraethified

    I'll be there tonight.
     
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