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Messages - Suede1971

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General / Re: new 2000ad RPG to funded via Kickstarter
« on: 04 September, 2018, 07:15:02 pm »
Very annoying, i just wanted the models more then anything

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General / Re: new 2000ad RPG to funded via Kickstarter
« on: 01 September, 2018, 02:58:50 pm »
What happened to the judge dredd miniatures game? always wanted to pick up some of the models

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General / Women don't age in dredd universe?
« on: 22 August, 2018, 07:16:51 pm »
Hershey was 38 as far as i can remember in the cal files, she kind of looks the same now. Shouldn't she look more like a woman in her 50s? can't imagine a judge would would be too bothered about looking more mature.

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Cheers mate. :)

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General / Re: I may get shot for this...
« on: 24 April, 2017, 12:59:57 pm »
Carlos is a great story teller. I can't recall any of his stories where it wasn't clear what was going on - the story flows beautifully with him.

Ezquerra is an acquired taste for many, but you have to admire his visual storytelling and sheer energy. Like Magnetica says, when you look at a Carlos page you immediately understand what's happening. That's pretty much the essence of a great comics artist.

I find it easy to imagine his stuff in motion too, if you know what i mean.

Prob my fave Dredd artist.

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I never really like charging a massive amount for stuff, as long as i get enough for what i want or need, making other people happy is a large part for me too.

I would make an awful businessman i know.

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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 24 April, 2017, 12:47:53 pm »
So, what you are proposing then is some form of Anarcho-Capitalism.

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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 24 April, 2017, 10:51:19 am »


However, what I was getting at is that elected governments make and enforce coercive laws regarding employment, and that (in my opinion) is the sole reason we have paid leave, HS&W (such as it is) and there aren't still children up chimneys and down mines chewing on phosphorus and radium in the western/First world. In the absence of state regulation, I believe the world of work would be every bit as horrid as it was before accountable governments got involved in the welfare of the citizens that elect them.

That is what i was trying to get across,thanks, it was groups of working class people forming unions and taking action so the government would implement these laws.

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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 24 April, 2017, 08:16:46 am »
Why is it people seem to forget the conditions of the industrial revolution, when governments in general had less interference, and people worked 18 hours a day.

Living in a place with unregulated capitalism sound just as bad to me as the stalinist dictatorships of of the east.

You need government and you need taxes,  if such things were optional why would people even pay, most people i know if they had the choice of buying something for themselves or paying there taxes, they would probably buy something for themselves every time.

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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 23 April, 2017, 07:22:04 pm »
That does not explain the lack of trade unions, hire and fire employment tactics the the general precariousness of the work.

And no offence mate, but the minimum wage is the only thing what kept me from living in poverty, its very idealistic to think companies would suddenly give workers a fair wage, unless the workers in question had collective bargaining. which in the warehousing and manufacturing industries the majority do not.

And yeah there is good things to capitalism, but its still a flawed system to me, which still requires the exploitation of others to operate and make a profit.

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Hope you enjoy, nice to meet you too and there is a fair few books to read lol

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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 23 April, 2017, 07:02:11 pm »
I cannot agree that there is nothing wrong with capitalism, it has things which are inherent to the system such as unemployment and inequality in general, im not saying these problems don't exist in other systems, but it has been an issue with capitalism even before such things as corporatism.

And working conditions are continually getting worse too, just look at places like asos and amazon, i worked at both of those places and they are both sweatshops pretty much.

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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 23 April, 2017, 02:28:05 pm »
I think its common sense that we need taxes to fund our services, the unfair bit i think is that some of the larger companies either do not pay tax at all or very little and do not contribute to society, and your average person sometimes pays too much.

I don't think people would pay taxes if they had the choice not to(some companies do not though circumventing laws with lawyers etc) and im personally happy to pay my taxes if it helps fund services and benefits etc.

So long as we continue to base our societies on the primitive and selfish monetary model then yes, these things must be paid for.

Taxation, however, is not the only way.

As I have said here many times, taking the monetary system out of private hands and returning it to the public realm, even under the auspices of the current deeply flawed government system, would be a massive and fundamental game-changer and is a step we simply must take on the road to a fairer, healthier society.

I cant say i disagree with you but we live in capitalist society and have for the last 200 plus years, infact in my opinion society now isn't that different from feudalism which came before, apart from now we get to vote who will be in power, but things will not really change due to the society we live in general, this is why i have massive disillusionment with voting.

Everything would probably have to change if we wanted to live in a different and fairer society, and this from what i have gathered in the past would be a massive upheaval, and i actually think human nature in a way would have to change.

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General / Re: Top 5 Dredd stories.
« on: 23 April, 2017, 02:17:09 pm »
1 Block Mania/Apocalypse War
2 Democracy Now
3 Day of Chaos
4 Rest Stop
5 In the Bath

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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 23 April, 2017, 01:39:05 pm »
I think its common sense that we need taxes to fund our services, the unfair bit i think is that some of the larger companies either do not pay tax at all or very little and do not contribute to society, and your average person sometimes pays too much.

I don't think people would pay taxes if they had the choice not to(some companies do not though circumventing laws with lawyers etc) and im personally happy to pay my taxes if it helps fund services and benefits etc.

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