Got Bike, Got allotment but still support invasion

Discussion in 'UK and Europe' started by Priorpark17, Mar 19, 2003.

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  1. Priorpark17

    Priorpark17 Guest

    Just a note; when you pull up next to me on my bike and see that I am carrying a spade please do
    not assume that I agree with your ill thoughtout views on the reasons behind the upcoming
    invasion of Iraq.

    Cyclists and allotment holders are not all peacenik, cowardly tree-huggers that take all their views
    from the staff-room Guardian.

    <ducks
     
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  2. Stephen \

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    "PRIORPARK17" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Just a note; when you pull up next to me on my bike and see that I am
    carrying
    > a spade please do not assume that I agree with your ill thoughtout views
    on the
    > reasons behind the upcoming invasion of Iraq.
    >
    > Cyclists and allotment holders are not all peacenik, cowardly
    tree-huggers
    > that take all their views from the staff-room Guardian.
    >
    > <ducks>

    Neither are those who are anti-war. We just see it for what it really is - nothing to do with
    democracy and all to do with money. If democracy was a goal we'd have been in Israel years ago to
    help the Palestinians. As a bike rider and allotment holder you must have some desire for an
    "alternative" lifestyle - ie shunning cars due to waste of resources, pollution, oil etc and
    shunning mass produced meat/veg again due to waste of resources, chemicals, globalism etc. Yet the
    war stands for all those things and the protection of the establishment here and US interests
    globally. It's a very sorry week for democracy which has been on the way out particularly since the
    attacks on the USA. The USA/UK/Israel can pretty much do as we please now, without UN approval.
    After Saddam is gone we'll need a new enemy (probably N Korea) until the newly installed puppet in
    Iraq turns against us in 15 years after being armed to the hilt and funded by us. It's all such
    rubbish and everyone's being taken in.
     
  3. Tony Hogarty

    Tony Hogarty Guest

    Stephen (aka steford) wrote:

    > It's all such rubbish and everyone's being taken in.

    Everybody but you and your all seeing eye no doubt.
    --
    Take out the garbage to reply

    Regards Tony Hogarty
     
  4. Priorpark17

    Priorpark17 Guest

    > As a bike rider and allotment holder you must have some desire for an "alternative" lifestyle -

    No, I am crap at driving, I like digging, and I am a retired capitalist that used to work for HSBC
    Global banking. Your assumptions are just the same assumptions as those that presume that I must be
    anti-invasion as i ride a bike.
     
  5. Priorpark17

    Priorpark17 Guest

    >After Saddam is gone we'll need a new enemy (probably N Korea)

    That's fine by me and I guess the staving millions in the DPK would't mind.
     
  6. Stephen \

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    "PRIORPARK17" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > > As a bike rider and allotment holder you must have some desire for an "alternative" lifestyle -
    >
    > No, I am crap at driving, I like digging, and I am a retired capitalist
    that
    > used to work for HSBC Global banking. Your assumptions are just the same assumptions as those that
    > presume that I must be anti-invasion as i ride a bike.

    I guess if you cycle and garden for those reasons and are a capitalist then the war is right up your
    street. Yes you do tend to associate cycling with those that care a bit about their surroundings and
    those that know driving is a bit of waste of time. Oh well!
     
  7. Stephen \

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    "Tony Hogarty" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Stephen (aka steford) wrote:
    >
    > > It's all such rubbish and everyone's being taken in.
    >
    > Everybody but you and your all seeing eye no doubt.
    > --
    There are a few of us - the Daily Mirror for one. I don't recommend reading that but try "Stupid
    White Men" by Michael Moore.
     
  8. Tim Dunne

    Tim Dunne Guest

    "PRIORPARK17" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Cyclists and allotment holders are not all peacenik, cowardly
    tree-huggers
    > that take all their views from the staff-room Guardian.

    Is this the fifteen minute argument or the full half hour?

    I always thought anonymous trolls were quite cowardly, actually...

    Tim

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    Sent from Brum, UK... ...scheduled completion Sept 2003 'What's keeping the White House white? Is it
    chalk, is it fog, is it fear?' Steve Skaith, 'America For Beginners' Look, mum, an anorak on a bike!
    Check out www.nervouscyclist.org
     
  9. The 13th Man

    The 13th Man Guest

    > There are a few of us - the Daily Mirror for one. I don't recommend reading that but try "Stupid
    > White Men" by Michael Moore.

    Seconded. I finished reading that book a few weeks ago and it is a superb book. Pity everyone
    doesn't read it.
     
  10. On Wed, 19 Mar 2003 16:17:02 GMT, "Tim Dunne" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >"PRIORPARK17" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >
    >> Cyclists and allotment holders are not all peacenik, cowardly
    >tree-huggers
    >> that take all their views from the staff-room Guardian.
    >
    >Is this the fifteen minute argument or the full half hour?
    >
    >I always thought anonymous trolls were quite cowardly, actually...
    >
    >Tim

    Not entirely a troll. I'm also a non-lefty cyclist with a sideline in (cycle) campaigning and find
    myself mixing with some very odd bedfellows.

    I find the bearded, vegan, sandal-wearing stereotype uncomfortably accurate and not entirely helpful
    when trying to 'sell' cycling as transport for 'normal' people.

    I also like gardening and growing my own stuff.

    (Unretired capitalist).
     
  11. Stephen \

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    "PRIORPARK17" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > >After Saddam is gone we'll need a new enemy (probably N Korea)
    >
    > That's fine by me and I guess the staving millions in the DPK would't
    mind.

    Why do you feel the need for enemies? Wouldn't it be so much better if we found ways for everyone to
    be friendly? So for instance don't arm Israel to the hilt to kill Palestinians. Don't help install
    dictators when they are beneficial and attack them when not, destabilising countries and regions.
    Don't fund right-wing groups/terrorists just because they oppose socialist/communist governments at
    the same time condeming socialist/communist rebels fighting fascism etc. It would be so much
    simpler, cheaper and more effective to do this than to bomb places for short term gain.
     
  12. Tim Dunne

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    "[Not Responding]" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > (Unretired capitalist).

    *sigh*

    It must be hard being normal.

    Tim
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    Sent from Brum, UK... ...scheduled completion Sept 2003 'What's keeping the White House white? Is it
    chalk, is it fog, is it fear?' Steve Skaith, 'America For Beginners' Look, mum, an anorak on a bike!
    Check out www.nervouscyclist.org
     
  13. Lardy Ninja

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    "Stephen \(aka steford\)" <[email protected]_H_i_Sntlworld.com> wrote in message
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    > Why do you feel the need for enemies? Wouldn't it be so much better if we found ways for everyone
    > to be friendly? So for instance don't arm Israel to the hilt to kill Palestinians. Don't help
    > install dictators when they are beneficial and attack them when not, destabilising countries and
    > regions. Don't fund right-wing groups/terrorists just because they oppose socialist/communist
    > governments at the same time condeming socialist/communist rebels fighting fascism etc. It would
    > be so much simpler, cheaper and more effective to do this than to bomb places for short term gain.

    Succinctly put.

    LN
     
  14. James Hodson

    James Hodson Guest

    On 19 Mar 2003 12:12:52 GMT, [email protected] (PRIORPARK17) wrote:

    >Just a note; when you pull up next to me on my bike and see that I am carrying a spade please do
    >not assume that I agree with your ill thoughtout views on the reasons behind the upcoming
    >invasion of Iraq.
    >
    >Cyclists and allotment holders are not all peacenik, cowardly tree-huggers that take all their
    >views from the staff-room Guardian.
    >

    Guy's presence would seem to be needed here, if only for the sake or argument.

    James

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