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    K-Punk

    That's interesting @Woebot but a bit reductive I think. Surely the point is that physical and mental health (and ill health) take on specific forms under capitalism. So the increase in things like cancer over the last 200 years have to be weighed up against a general increase in life...
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    Wuhan Killer Sneeze (thanks Tea)

    People are arguing on Twitter now? Gosh.
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    Jonathan Livingston Seagull

    One thing I did enjoy was The Tao of Pooh, which was published in the mid eighties iirc. There is a line from that to the uncarved.org domain name in fact.
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    Jonathan Livingston Seagull

    I vaguely remember this at the time, @Matthew I think we were read bits of it at school in fact? but mainly associate it with a former boss who was well into NLP, “where’s my cheese” and transactional analysis... sort of filed away with Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance in my brain
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    Bojo

    If he died then he would have been remembered as a hero Rich. That is some pretty wild writing for six am.
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    The Culture War

    I suspect this will lead to some conflict between local Labour run councils vs the tabloids and Conservative government - exactly like in the 1980s. For the Tories this is a great distraction from economic carnage and their own corruption of course.
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    The Culture War

    But at the same time, where I live there are some really good and sensitive conversations happening about all this: https://hackneyhistory.wordpress.com/2021/04/27/hackney-slave-trader-updates/
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    The Culture War

    The Conservatives are going in pretty hard on this at the moment Leo. There has been similar stuff at the BBC and museums generally have been warned off removing problematic statues. Here is a local example...
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    Keir Starmer

    Interesting to compare Corbyn and Foot. "Longest suicide note in history" etc. Because that comparison was made by lots of people in terms of the politics/content, but the percentages are really different. My impression is that what Foot was offering looked pretty terrible to most people...
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    The Coming Authoritarianism.

    @sufi I was. They played it as a lead in to the point that the police had spied on school children who were campaigning against the NF.
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    Wuhan Killer Sneeze (thanks Tea)

    Have we reached through the screen and made anyone do anything.
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    Wuhan Killer Sneeze (thanks Tea)

    A license for speculation.
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    Wuhan Killer Sneeze (thanks Tea)

    Exactly the opposite of that, surely.
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    Wuhan Killer Sneeze (thanks Tea)

    Is there a study about the ill-effects of indignantly huffing and puffing about having to wear a mask.
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    Wuhan Killer Sneeze (thanks Tea)

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