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  • It's just the usual breathing in and out of London's lungs. Poor migrants move in to a poor area with cheap accommodation and good commerical opportunities, make their money, assimilate and move out to the suburbs or the countryside (or the Old Coun…
  • Was it Öcalan's face? He tends to get a good airing at Newroz. I get the impression that Green Lanes is more Kurdish than ethnic Turkish these days. And those Kurds come from all over Turkey but a lot of them from Diyakabir and other parts of the e…
  • Spent much of my MSc studying the Kurds. Tl;dr: they've had a rough time of it.
  • Sorry, I've been so busy lately I've been neglecting these. HGY/2019/0976 Flat D 133 Stapleton Hall Road N4 4RB Alteration of rear window to French windows and use of rear flat roof as balcony with associated screening Consultation end Date: 03/05…
  • Curious.
  • Ah, I haven't had the roast yet. I do like that place but it feels like something is missing on the 'cosy' side. I'd quite like it if the cafe opposite was a bit more at the greasy spoon end - Goods Office has great food but charges £7 for a takeawa…
  • Looks like this will be a cafe... I think the new sign says 'Cafe 77' but I only caught a glimpse.
  • I mean to pursue it, but haven't has time yet!
  • Just finished it yesterday. It's incredible. Me and the missus are staying at Knepp for the weekend in August.
    in Rewilding Comment by Arkady March 29
  • That looks great, thanks for sharing!
  • How confident are you that the playground is part of the Parkland Walk's metropolitan Open Land, and not part of the school site? I've half a memory of seeing it it included in the latter when the plans came forward for the new school building and r…
  • What Scruffy said. He's always a pillar of wisdom.
  • "Krappy didn't stereotype ethnicity, he made a joke about scrap metal to do with a bunch of people who pitched up their caravans in the park" Mmm. It's admirable of you to want to defend a good man. He's a friend, and I sympathise. However, the …
  • Not sure about gammons, but Tory's aren't an ethnicity but a chosen political affiliation, and it's definitely fine to say rude things about them or suggest stereotypes. Stereotyping ethnicity is something that the civilised should surely avoid. If…
  • Nextdoor has been around for years. There are a couple of threads on the forum if you search for them It's shit.
  • Inaccurate and misleading either way.
  • I second SG Fruit & Veg - the stuff is great and lasts ages. They also have an amazing selection of unusual stuff, much of which i wouldn't know what to do with.
    in Deli Wars Comment by Arkady March 19
  • No Council funding. LB Islington fought the development (and lost) because they didn't want more student accommodation. In the interests of balance, at least two of the removed trees (which were old, knackered, and totally the wrong species type to…
  • I don't always notice three things and appreciate them being flagged up.
  • If a man explains something to another man, are they mansplaining? Or is that just explaining? I'm no longer down with the kids enough to know.
  • Iran and Saudi show that harsh penalties do not reduce drug use and increase harm. That's also true of every other country, they are just useful authoritarian examples. The sale of cannabis is still illegal in Jamaica. Decriminalising possession of…
  • "Would you all legalize all drugs? Or just the ones you take? No country has legalized hard drugs" I would judge each substance using something like Professor Nutt's harm scale. Those with low-harm to the individual would be legalised and sold in …
  • I don't think that anyone has ever argued that legalising weed would reduce the harm of other substances. Indeed that would be a very foolish argument to make. As I set out above, the well-evidenced best way (as to a degree is now the case in Portug…
  • Apologies, I didn't see that being asserted.
  • N4Matt points to some solid examples of countries bucking the global prohibition trend and the direct reduction in harm that has resulted. The literature demonstrating this is now numerous and overwhelming. I confess to being a bit perplexed that so…
  • Scruffy, with respect does that not miss the central argument here? We should only ban things that *directly harm others* - that's the harm principle which has been central to liberal thought for two centuries. Armed robbery harms people. In princip…
  • A common argument is that certain drugs - meth and heroin being examples- shouldn't be legally sold, but should be legally prescribed to addicts. This makes it hard for people to become addicted while removing the profit margin from dealers. It also…
  • But much less than with illegal produce. If people could buy these substances legally there wouldn't be sufficient profit margin for them to be in the hands of gangs. These guys aren't pushing fags and olive oil on the citizens of Norwich.
  • That's a great thread. "Manicured lawns are for sociopaths" - quite so. We need seeds and nectar, not tiny leaves of little interest to any wildlife. Mow once, in late August/early September only and let the wildflowers take over. It also make the …