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27th May 2016Jaguarjon53 commented on:
Win a super stylish Brockford high back chair!This would make a big difference to wife's back (support) and knees (good height).ViewDate:
11th Sep 2015Jaguarjon53 commented on:
The InternetA pencil and paper can be used to behave like Leonardo da Vinci or to write Mein Kampf or Das Kapital. The internet is just that, multiplied a trillion times. Having Wikiworld at my fingertips is heaven for an info-magpie like me. It's the printing revolution all over again. But, it's as negative as it's positive. We will struggle to control the darker aspects but it was ever thus. We must also beware of control by the powerful in terms of access and information "permitted". The possibility of two-tier net is a concern as is the dark net. But, overall the internet is amazing.Jaguarjon53 commented on:
Is the Labour leadership election process flawed?I agree. Erm.....what shall we do with all those £3s? Roll on the floor laughing.....Jaguarjon53 commented on:
Is the Labour leadership election process flawed?The Labour Party showed admirable intentions in widening out the vote. The trouble is they showed a staggering naïvety in the way they went about it. I mean, this is a mature political organisation which should be wise to the wicked ways of the political world. That they clearly are not is astonishing and worrying. If they can't organise the proverbial in a brewery, how can they govern a country? As far as Jeremy Corbyn is concerned, he seems like a person with actual principles rather than the washed-out nonentities running against him. My bet is that as many "entry-ists" have come in from the Left as wreckers from the rabid Right. Zero sum. Whoever gets the job will be monstered by the Tawdry press, regardless of quality. Murderoch has reduced political dialogue to the level of kindergarten insults; remember the General Election? Most superficial of my 40-odd years of voting. The international Anglophone press was bemused. Anyone who can raise the standard of debate is surely welcome, regardless of voting method. They'll have to sort the voting system out pdq 'though.Jaguarjon53 commented on:
Should women only carriages be introduced on trains at night?I entirely support your reservations (no pun intended). I can only speak about the anecdotal evidence of my chums, living in London since 1971. All my women friends report multiple inappropriate contacts. This situation has worsened over the years because London Transport works at breaking point most of the time. The removal of nearly all Underground staff has had a major negative impact. At night, it doesn't feel safe at all, regardless of gender. Why this is I'm not qualified to say. At a personal level, I find modern London highly regulated to the point where I feel intruded upon 24/7. I returned from five years abroad to discover that in the meantime some super bureaucrat had filled my country with stern warning signs about just about everything. There is now a thick, impertinent form to fill for just about every activity. Perhaps that's partly why, maybe not even consciously, people are pushing back against the excessive restraints imposed on us all. At an educational level, socialisation of the young is sometimes very poor. The rules of social interaction have changed to a much more aggressive mode. Women-only carriages won't solve these problems; I'm aware that I have just advocated more restrictions whilst bemoaning the application of too many rules but this one would have definite benefits. But they all say that.....Jaguarjon53 commented on:
Should women only carriages be introduced on trains at night?Women only carriages are a fine idea but not just at night. Being touched inappropriately occurs all the time in London. Nearly every woman has had this inflicted on them at least once. My only caveat is that using a designated carriage should be a matter of personal choice. Women should not be coerced into using or not using the service. This might be an issue in male dominated cultures.ViewDate:
6th Mar 2015Jaguarjon53 commented on:
What style party leader TV debate would you like to see?I would prefer a series of head-to-heads, featuring two contenders in fairly obvious pairs, Miliband/Cameron, Clegg/Greens, UKIP/SNP. And then move them around... Never happen. Cameron has backed a format which will result in a brawl which suits him because he doesn't have to defend the indefensible.ViewDate:
15th Feb 2015Jaguarjon53 commented on:
Do you agree with how party election campaigns are funded?The situation in USA shows where we might be going; vested interests become the hidden hand of power which vitiates democracy, such as it is. There should be a standard amount voted to any party which gained more than 5% at the previous election. No private, corporate or labour donations would be allowed. Voting should be compulsory with a None Of The Above box on the ballot.
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