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  • @miss annie depends how you define 'religion'. perhaps a belief in something that is manifestly untrue? happy solstice to y'all.
  • other belief systems are available
  • i'm not a capitalist, so i don't believe in xmas and i don't want it shoved down my throat.
  • Pascoe sometimes coffees in the Boulangerie, so assume she's a local.
  • once living here for a while i think we all get used to it, but we are directly under one of the holding circles for heathrow. depending on the direction of the wind, which affects which runway gets used at different times of day, it goes in bursts.…
    in Plane noise? Comment by rikki October 3
  • real shame this has closed. cheap and cheerful tasty slop at a very decent price. nice and ungentrified. perfect for a casual take-away to fill the spot. a veg byriani and a side dish was huge enough to feed two for a little over a tenner. really no…
  • i'm sure if the off-licence opened AFTER the tesco project, they'd be sued for use of name. offie jack should def consult a lawyer and see if there's money to be made, or a cease and desist order - might get him some free publicity at least. i reme…
    in Jack's Comment by rikki September 24
  • I thought the coffee was a bit bitter, also very small (though i know some folk like that) and as a plant-based milk substitute lover, was really pleased to find they had both almond and oat, but unfortunately they didn't have the skill to froth it …
  • @gardener-joe i've never heard the phrase 'good advertising space' before. personally i can't imagine any such thing could exist.
  • similar here - a brill lady who walks and visits dogs - this one based on holly park and parkland walk. let me know if you want details.
  • @Arkady I've been away on hol and just back - don't spose those Missions are still up for grabs are they? Classics.
  • hey, i don't want to come over all killjoy, but it does seem like each year the amount of park given up for private enterprise, plus the number of events, plus the volume, seems to be growing. and as far as i understand, campaign groups are not remo…
  • @Brodiej - semantics, yes, perhaps i wasn't clear enough. the advisors to HMRC are the big four accountants, who then use the loopholes they've effectively smuggled through to advise their clients. moving to land tax and transaction tax would close …
  • @joust air fuel is massively subsidised by the public. despite that fact that only 15% of the population fly regularly. @Papa L i agree totally that hitting cars while expanding Heathrow is absolutely nonsensical. I'd like to see air fuel subsidy …
  • @Brodiej simples - as a start... an end to tax avoidance. a land tax - you can't hide land. a financial transaction tax. a basic income. and co-operative ownership of essentials like NHS, public transport, energy infrastructure and so on. then grad…
  • on a finite planet, "making as much money as you like" involves (perhaps indirectly) exploiting a finite resource beyond its sustainable capacity. unless you're planning to make so much money you haul yourself off to mars when this place is f**ked, …
  • very soon, the world will see it's first trillionaire. so when you ask your "why should..." questions, have a little think about that.
  • i'm actually quite shocked that anyone still argues FOR private ownership of cars. you know climate change isn't a "position" right? it's science, it's unarguable, it's happening, and it's exponentially catastrophic. and as far as freedom of choice …
  • what joust said and arkady agreed with, with bells on.
  • i'm no fan of sadiq khan, but i'm really not sure that knives, moped robberies and helpless aged can be blamed on the mayor - surely they are down to central government idealogical cuts aren't they?
  • actually, reading the small print, it's only VERY old petrol cars, older diesel cars, diesel HGVs etc, and worse still, black cabs are EXEMPT. utterly pathetic. so a few more thousand people will continue to die horribly in our city every year tha…
  • more public transport, better car sharing for any truly essential car journeys, more cargo bikes, cycle infrastructure, better health, better planet, cities for people not cars. welcome to the 21st century - only 21 years late!
  • i love the food at gadz but not a fan of their coffee - i eat there sometimes but have a fresh mint tea - warning though, if you want JUST fresh mint, you have to say, otherwise you get a black teabag in with some mint leaves. oh, and you DO have to…
  • i quite like blossom - they only charge 20p for milks like oat (which works well in coffee) and they're really nice people who bake their own cakes every day, including vegan options. personally i think common ground is a bit up itself and over-pric…
  • i went this evening (sunday!). lovely friendly staff described their culture and way of eating and also how they prepare their spices from scratch. i shared a lovely selection of vegan dishes with two friends, all served on a large bread dish and ea…
    in Emba Soira Comment by rikki May 27
  • disappointed the fab Kally indian food stall wasn't there today - very little choice for lunch. hopefully they'll be back - maybe they had another booking ?
  • yep, Blythwood Rd - big increase in speeding cars here, especially at rush hour times.
  • a dystopic technological future. of course these glasses won't be used for spotting "dissidents" will they? https://qz.com/1202075/chinese-police-are-using-facial-recognition-glasses-for-survelliance/
  • Shame that the fab Kally food stall seems to have gone - any news of their return? Came last week and got fed some kimchi by a local stall, then he casually mentioned there was fish in it. As a vegetarian for more than 30 years, had to spit it out.…
  • despite my earlier comments i DO have sympathy where a small business is trying to take over an empty building - and the sort of socially conscious squatters i know do actually leave reasonably in those circumstances - they also tend to negotiate wi…