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DavidP last won the day on September 2 2011

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  1. I've got a 1994 Yamaha XJ 900 Diversion! Lovely bike. I only ride to work and back so the traffic is relatively predictable! I rode when I was about 20 then didn't until I was 50 and its been fantastic! Makes coming to work enjoyable. I recommend you don't over think it, just do it! And my only advice is probably unnecessary given you've ridden before, and its that you treat every other thing as potentially life threatening and trust no-one and nothing! David
  2. Very good! There's a message in that for all of us! Happy New Year ladies and gents! David
  3. All the boys coming out to play!
  4. My mistake. I thought your comment was on my current comment not my historical comments! I do not believe anarchy and chaos are positive environments for humanity (as my previous comments show) but I understand what it means (sort of)! If you believe (as I do) that all people do all things with selfish motives (yes, including Mother Theresa), then it follows that all people are going to work for what is best for them (like voting Labor because they might increase the dole, or Tory because they might decrease taxes!). Which leads to Capitalism (very broadly). People like to get value fo
  5. I am enjoying this. And you will note I hope that I haven't once needed to make any derogatory comments about anyone?? And you can be sure I pay no attention to those aimed at me! You said a couple of comments back that I had ignored your link to the Kibbutzim article. I did that because you included the comment that the ideal had been corrupted by Capitalism. I didn't see the value on commenting on something that was already known to be a non-starter. Capitalism has always been a factor and always will be. Its the nature of people. Then you made some sort of a denigrating comm
  6. Hi Sparks. To go back to your comment on my comment, I pointed out that I had not miscontrued the meaning of 'Anarchy' and in fact made no comment at all about the meaning of the word. Your reiteration that I had miscontrued was a bit redundant. My comment about your attitude to other people is my opinion not a misinterpretation. And you don't simply comment on what other people say. You argue against their opinions but without accepting their opinion has any weight or even an attempt to understand what their opinons are based on, pretty much as you say we do about the activities of th
  7. Thank you for your critique Sparks. I don't believe I said anarchy was a bad thing. Just that you believe its good thing which is an assumption but reasonable. One of the biggest issues I have with your arguments is that you appear to believe no-one who has properly thought through the issues could possible disagree with you. That's a very arrogant thing to do and likely to cause you to misjudge people and the value of their arguments. I absolutely agree there is no point pontificating about 'the world going to hell in a hand basket' without trying to understand why. I just don't a
  8. It does so intrigue me to follow your threads on here Sparks! You're doing a huge community service, for me at least. I have some basic beliefs that I fondly think are held by most other rational human beings but your posts remind me that they're not universal at all! In my opinion there is no excuse for the sort of activities you saw in GB recently. None at all. What could give those kids the right to behave like that to other kids, to innocent and hard working small businessmen, to other people generally. Let alone shooting at unarmed policemen. I understand not all of them did any
  9. I'm pretty much with Sparks, but I can see what you guys are on about. Definitely not sick!
  10. DavidP

    I dont care

    I love it and agree 100% I don't think anyone in the western world was safe from Islamic terrorism before 9/11 and certainly not since. It could just as easily have been Britain being attacked then, but it wouldn't have made the right statement! If the UK had been as all powerful as the States it could well have been! 100 years ago it could very easily have been given that you occupied the Middle East!! There's a war going on, not of our making in my opinion. Its a clash of cultures, weak (us) vs strong. And we need to toughen up to survive it!
  11. I go back to my original statement about end games! I believe my family and I are better off in the society we currently have with my safety (and yours) in part guaranteed by politicions and public servants that I have some influence over, rather than an alternative society where the thugs rule unhindered. That's the alternative endgame. There is no argument that there are people on 'my side' who I'd rather weren't but in the absence of a better system I'll support the one we have. The only other systems that seem to provide any guarantee of safety are totalitarian societies ruled by th
  12. I go back to my original statement about end games! I believe my family and I are better off in the society we currently have with my safety (and yours) in part guaranteed by politicions and public servants that I have some influence over, rather than an alternative society where the thugs rule unhindered. That's the alternative endgame. There is no argument that there are people on 'my side' who I'd rather weren't but in the absence of a better system I'll support the one we have. The only other systems that seem to provide any guarantee of safety are totalitarian societies ruled by th
  13. I go back to my original statement about end games! I believe my family and I are better off in the society we currently have with my safety (and yours) in part guaranteed by politicions and public servants that I have some influence over, rather than an alternative society where the thugs rule unhindered. That's the alternative endgame. There is no argument that there are people on 'my side' who I'd rather weren't but in the absence of a better system I'll support the one we have. The only other systems that seem to provide any guarantee of safety are totalitarian societies ruled by th
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