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ATOMIC SUPLEX

Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3
Just went past the scene of that fire on the way to get some hammerite from b&q. Maaaan the air reeks! Wouldn't want to be living round there at the moment, the air tastes of plastic from quite a long way away, and that's over the smell of that big arse road that runs right past IKEA.
Looks a right state.
 

brogdale

Coming to terms with late onset Anarchism
Wallington ( I know it's just 'over the border')....but...spot on; nothing against the kids trying to earn a crust but I really don't like to see them running at folk (especially the oldies) yelling out their intrusive questions. be happy to see this sort of selling banned tbh

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brogdale

Coming to terms with late onset Anarchism
ah, those fuckers are always cold calling me
Yep; I just feel very uncomfortable about the way they prey on the elderly and excluded (no internet etc.) from these street stalls...that's why I liked the graffiti.
 

Chz

Stark Raving Sane
Wallington ( I know it's just 'over the border')....but...spot on; nothing against the kids trying to earn a crust but I really don't like to see them running at folk (especially the oldies) yelling out their intrusive questions. be happy to see this sort of selling banned tbh

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Hah! I live down the road and haven't seen that yet. I sure do appreciate it, though. Pity there isn't an equivalent pillar across the road for where the LibDems set up shop.
(To which I have to clarify - the LDs drive me bonkers in general, but the local MP is actually a decent enough MP and puts the time in pressing the flesh and so on. And if he lost it would be to a Tory, so I do vote - grudgingly - for the guy.)
 

brogdale

Coming to terms with late onset Anarchism
Hah! I live down the road and haven't seen that yet. I sure do appreciate it, though. Pity there isn't an equivalent pillar across the road for where the LibDems set up shop.
(To which I have to clarify - the LDs drive me bonkers in general, but the local MP is actually a decent enough MP and puts the time in pressing the flesh and so on. And if he lost it would be to a Tory, so I do vote - grudgingly - for the guy.)
Gotta say Chz , I'm quite surprised to see any Urb giving their vote to a complete cunt like Brake.

His (paid) office may have established a local reputation for casework completion, but his voting record is genuinely worse than many tory MPs.

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Chz

Stark Raving Sane
Gotta say @Chz , I'm quite surprised to see any Urb giving their vote to a complete cunt like Brake.
Every single one of those party policy, and I've already said I don't like them.
Have you seen the voting results for Carshalton and Wallington? Would you seriously suggest I vote otherwise?
It's nice to think you can vote your conscience, but some of us are more practical. If Labour doubled their vote, they'd still be third. In the 2010 election, Labour could quadruple their vote and come third.
I'm also quite serious about giving leeway for the time and effort to speak to constituents. I've lived plenty of places about London and he's the only MP I've even seen once, let alone the fact that I see him about once a month. (Granted, I want to hit him when I see him babbling on about saving the hospital that his party are partly responsible for getting into this mess)
 
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brogdale

Coming to terms with late onset Anarchism
Have you seen the voting results for Carshalton and Wallington?
Yep, in 2017 80% voted for the right parties of capital.
If all you do is all you do, all you've got is all you'll get.

There's thousands of 'natural Lab supporters' who vote 'tactically' for this yellow tory shit-stain. Interestingly, the electoral performance of the LP in Sutton & Cheam has improved since the real tories ousted their waste of oxygen LD MP.
 

Chz

Stark Raving Sane
Yep, in 2017 80% voted for the right parties of capital.
If all you do is all you do, all you've got is all you'll get.

There's thousands of 'natural Lab supporters' who vote 'tactically' for this yellow tory shit-stain. Interestingly, the electoral performance of the LP in Sutton & Cheam has improved since the real tories ousted their waste of oxygen LD MP.
I imagine the same would happen here. But the road to change is at least a few Parliaments returning a Tory MP. I'm not willing to. Eventually, he will lose and that will be the end of the South London LDs and I can vote Team Red. But not before.
 

brogdale

Coming to terms with late onset Anarchism
I imagine the same would happen here. But the road to change is at least a few Parliaments returning a Tory MP. I'm not willing to. Eventually, he will lose and that will be the end of the South London LDs and I can vote Team Red. But not before.
Multiply your position by thousands and that's how the yellow tories cling on like fucking knotweed.

Sutton is part of, and has comparable demograhics to, many parts of Greater London returning LP MPs. There's no reason why it should vote like fucking Devon or the Hebrides. Walk N. across Bishopsford rd on the St. Helier and you move from a ward with 3 LD councillors to a merton one with near 70% Lab voting; same housing stock, same estate, same folk & same socio-economic problems.
 

Chz

Stark Raving Sane
I also factor in that myself and my wife are damned foreigners, and I know which party can be relied upon to vote against anything Brexity. (I don't actually factor that in, but it's as good an excuse as any other and I'm damned angry with Jeremy Corbyn)
Personally, I don't understand how the Council has so many LDs. I certainly vote Labour in those elections. I think you're again at a point there where Labour could be the opposition, but unlikely to ever run the Council except in league with the Orange Order.
I think we're off-topic for Croydon nightlife though. :D
 

brogdale

Coming to terms with late onset Anarchism
I also factor in that myself and my wife are damned foreigners, and I know which party can be relied upon to vote against anything Brexity. (I don't actually factor that in, but it's as good an excuse as any other and I'm damned angry with Jeremy Corbyn)
Personally, I don't understand how the Council has so many LDs. I certainly vote Labour in those elections. I think you're again at a point there where Labour could be the opposition, but unlikely to ever run the Council except in league with the Orange Order.
I think we're off-topic for Croydon nightlife though. :D
It's 'OK "...and general chat" :D
Seriously, don't get hooked up on voting against Brexit; there's only 11 of them doing that; they're a discredited micro-party.
 

ATOMIC SUPLEX

Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3
Im thinking of joining a gym to get back into shape. Always been a bit against them and have been happy to run across the fields and in the woods etc. Shit weather and awkward hours is making this quite difficult and im also feeling that high impact sport back pain despite all the running shoes gel insoles.
So yeah I was thinking of joining a gym, but I have never ever been to one. Any gym in croydon someone can recommend or recommend I avoid as a beginner?
I was hoping for something I could just do pay as you go, but it seems you need to sign up for membership and there are all sorts of little hidden admin and starting fee costs, Im a bit lost.
 

TruXta

tired
Im thinking of joining a gym to get back into shape. Always been a bit against them and have been happy to run across the fields and in the woods etc. Shit weather and awkward hours is making this quite difficult and im also feeling that high impact sport back pain despite all the running shoes gel insoles.
So yeah I was thinking of joining a gym, but I have never ever been to one. Any gym in croydon someone can recommend or recommend I avoid as a beginner?
I was hoping for something I could just do pay as you go, but it seems you need to sign up for membership and there are all sorts of little hidden admin and starting fee costs, Im a bit lost.
No leisure centres nearby? Failing that try some independent places they tend to be more reasonable in my limited experience.
 

ATOMIC SUPLEX

Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3
No leisure centres nearby? Failing that try some independent places they tend to be more reasonable in my limited experience.
Not close enough to nip into easily. Would be a decent jog to get there and back. They are also run by Better, which I have had bed experiences with.
 

Guineveretoo

Mostly bewildered
The South Norwood Woodcraft Folk is one of three potential beneficiaries on the Tesco Bags of Help thing - where you put a token in a box - across Croydon. It’s on now until the end of February.

They are supposed to be in all the Tesco branches, including the big one at Thornton Heath (and the Purley superstore) and all the Tesco Express branches. (Although they are not in the branch next to the Portland Arms!).

Please ask for a token, find the boxes, and vote for us.

And if there aren’t any boxes, ask why. And then let me know. :)

If anyone needs to know anything about the Woodcraft Folk ask me, or go to www.woodcraft.org.uk
 
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Callie

Pivoting
Not close enough to nip into easily. Would be a decent jog to get there and back. They are also run by Better, which I have had bed experiences with.
Are there *any* gyms close enough to nip to easily? I guess it might depend on your routes to and from work or wherever.

Never been to a gym myself and can't see me doing it anytime soon :D

I would imagine gym attendance success though would have a convenience factor.
 

Callie

Pivoting
The South Norwood Woodcraft Folk is one of three potential beneficiaries on the Tesco Bags of Help thing - where you put a token in a box - across Croydon.

They are supposed to be in all the Tesco branches, including the big one at Thornton Heath (and the Purley superstore) and all the Tesco Express branches. (Although they are not in the branch next to the Portland Arms!).

Please ask for a token, find the boxes, and vote for us.

And if there aren’t any boxes, ask why. And then let me know. :)

If anyone needs to know anything about the Woodcraft Folk ask me, or go to www.woodcraft.org.uk
Is the Tesco scheme one where winner takes all or is the support proportional to the votes??
 

TruXta

tired
The South Norwood Woodcraft Folk is one of three potential beneficiaries on the Tesco Bags of Help thing - where you put a token in a box - across Croydon. It’s on now until the end of February.

They are supposed to be in all the Tesco branches, including the big one at Thornton Heath (and the Purley superstore) and all the Tesco Express branches. (Although they are not in the branch next to the Portland Arms!).

Please ask for a token, find the boxes, and vote for us.

And if there aren’t any boxes, ask why. And then let me know. :)

If anyone needs to know anything about the Woodcraft Folk ask me, or go to www.woodcraft.org.uk
I wonder is the one on the triangle in Croydon?
 
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