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by DiamondEcho
February 15th, 2019, 10:56 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Banksy
Replies: 20
Views: 577

Re: Banksy

I'm with DE on this. Banksy is the latest in an endlessly tedious procession of angry young men expressing their outrage through bad art. Don't have a lot of time for Bono or Geldof either. If musicians promise to not lecture me on politics then I won't lecture them on art. But I hate Billy Bragg m...
by DiamondEcho
February 15th, 2019, 10:46 pm
Forum: Music, Theatre, TV and Film
Topic: Just Some Nice Music Thread Here...Post it Here...
Replies: 342
Views: 19025

Re: Just Some Nice Music Thread Here...Post it Here...

CommissarJones wrote:"Teenage Head," Flamin' Groovies (1971)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14MkbmML4YY
Punk before there was punk.


Captain Beefheart before the Captain came into being? :)
by DiamondEcho
February 14th, 2019, 8:04 pm
Forum: Drink
Topic: The Beer You Are Drinking Right Now
Replies: 652
Views: 35430

Re: The Beer You Are Drinking Right Now

Yes, I see from the link that 'Pliny the Younger' is a seasonal winter drink, weighing in at 10.25% ABV so there won't be any of that for me to drink in June! Interestingly perhaps, BeerAdvocate's top four beers, out of the thousands in their review tables, are all stouts and between 11% and 15%, w...
by DiamondEcho
February 14th, 2019, 7:34 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Banksy
Replies: 20
Views: 577

Re: Banksy

I have always found it strange with Art that lay people are intended to discern the artist's underlying meaning/message.. I like to think of Art as something that can often allow us to discern, or maybe helps us to describe or understand, something within ourselves that, without that Art, we perhap...
by DiamondEcho
February 14th, 2019, 7:13 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Banksy
Replies: 20
Views: 577

Re: Banksy

Controversial as he undoubtedly is I can at least understand the meaning behind his art unlike pickled cows, heaps of bricks and unmade beds all of which have left me completely flummoxed. R6 Should one wish or expect to 'understand the meaning' of a piece of art? Is doing so a good or bad result f...
by DiamondEcho
January 31st, 2019, 12:17 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: BREXIT
Replies: 820
Views: 16622

Re: BREXIT

*If you use a bomb to create irrational fear in a population you are a terrorist therefore if you create irrational fear via politicised economic forecasts you are an economic terrorist. Quite. There are parallels with the 'Gunpowder Plot' itself, which is sadly ironic, coming from right inside the...
by DiamondEcho
January 31st, 2019, 12:11 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: BREXIT
Replies: 820
Views: 16622

Re: BREXIT

Exactly this. The UK will be a success outside of the EU, quite simply because the great people of the UK know how to make a success out of change. ] And my feeling is that is precisely it. We must be very publicly flayed into submission to, in the words of Admiral Byng re: the Siege of Malta, ' Po...
by DiamondEcho
January 31st, 2019, 12:00 am
Forum: Legal Issues (Practical)
Topic: Sub-letting in breach of lease?
Replies: 34
Views: 1023

Re: Sub-letting in breach of lease?

dspp wrote:It is pretty normal in New York, and in every other rent-controlled city I know ......


Doesn't apply to London, or certainly not this property, and either way it doesn't make it legal; the focus of my question.
by DiamondEcho
January 30th, 2019, 11:56 pm
Forum: Legal Issues (Practical)
Topic: Sub-letting in breach of lease?
Replies: 34
Views: 1023

Re: Sub-letting in breach of lease? [x-post]

How do you know flat 2 is sublet ? Tenants are usually permitted visitors, even long term visitors and landlords normally have no control over number of visitors or length of their stay. Merged. - Chris - The owner of flat 1, and now [later] flat 2, confirmed both now let to the same person*, [that...
by DiamondEcho
January 30th, 2019, 8:22 pm
Forum: Property Investment Discussions
Topic: Sub-letting in breach of lease? [x-post]
Replies: 0
Views: 216

Sub-letting in breach of lease? [x-post]

I've just posted a question re: the subject on the Legal Issues board. https://www.lemonfool.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=15963 I'm x-posting it here as it's quite possible someone here (and not there) might also know the answer. Any thoughts over on that^ topic please. Thanks! --------------------...
by DiamondEcho
January 30th, 2019, 8:19 pm
Forum: Legal Issues (Practical)
Topic: Sub-letting in breach of lease?
Replies: 34
Views: 1023

Sub-letting in breach of lease?

Share of freehold building, with individual flats owned on identical very long leaseholds: In general terms, is the following permitted, or permitted unless the lease specifically precludes it? Share of freeholder A owns flat 1, and lets it on an AST to tenant X Share of freeholder A also owns flat ...
by DiamondEcho
January 30th, 2019, 7:49 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: BREXIT
Replies: 820
Views: 16622

Re: BREXIT

So, unless I am mistaken, what the Brady amendment really says is let's cut out the interim step and go straight to where we have already agreed we need to end up? What am I missing? As I understand it we couldn't negotiate an alt for the NI Backstop until after we have left; at which point the reE...
by DiamondEcho
January 29th, 2019, 9:38 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: BREXIT
Replies: 820
Views: 16622

Re: BREXIT

As you say the Spellman amendment isn't legally binding, so phhhh....
So.... WTO it's going to be [eventually]....
by DiamondEcho
January 29th, 2019, 9:32 pm
Forum: Music, Theatre, TV and Film
Topic: Just Some Nice Music Thread Here...Post it Here...
Replies: 342
Views: 19025

Re: Just Some Nice Music Thread Here...Post it Here...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djRCQn8FF2U
'Warren Ellis Nick Cave Grinderman ''No Pussy Blues'' Treacle Session'

Just epic, heavy post-punk, I don't know what else might now style this genre.
by DiamondEcho
January 27th, 2019, 10:11 pm
Forum: Music, Theatre, TV and Film
Topic: Just Some Nice Music Thread Here...Post it Here...
Replies: 342
Views: 19025

Re: Just Some Nice Music Thread Here...Post it Here...

And after Rubberband Man, Telegram Sam. Entirely different era and genre but it also wafted into my head and was there on waking [this is making me curious... :lol: what-ever next...] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_pm2wPR5u4 'Bauhaus - Telegram Sam' Post-punk, ie New Wave c1980 at a guess, accomp...
by DiamondEcho
January 27th, 2019, 9:32 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: UK Treasury Brexit doom-mongering debunked in full.
Replies: 17
Views: 606

Re: UK Treasury Brexit doom-mongering debunked in full.

My respect for academics and economists is right down there with my respect for politicians and bureaucrats. I generally agree, but he's a very successful businessman/entrepreneur too, running a company from Vietnam. At which point I ask if not that, then how or what qualifies a person as credible ...
by DiamondEcho
January 27th, 2019, 9:16 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Ultramillionaire tax
Replies: 121
Views: 2092

Re: Ultramillionaire tax

re: Facebook. It has fuelled quite a few popular rebellions and toppled quite a few dictators. A strong case can be made that social media is a good thing for democracy. Much harder to control than traditional media. Though admittedly, to date, few of the new regimes have been much better than the o...
by DiamondEcho
January 27th, 2019, 8:51 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Ultramillionaire tax
Replies: 121
Views: 2092

Re: Ultramillionaire tax

Now I can't comment upon if the wealthy in general improve the lot of the least advantaged, though I do hope that we know of examples like the Gates foundation, or Carnegie librarys. In the papers today. This chap ' addressed the Labour conference in 2018 ', presumably parroting Labour views. ...' ...
by DiamondEcho
January 27th, 2019, 8:09 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: UK Treasury Brexit doom-mongering debunked in full.
Replies: 17
Views: 606

UK Treasury Brexit doom-mongering debunked in full.

When it comes to the EU, the Treasury has never been impartial and its predictions cannot be trusted
https://brexitcentral.com/comes-eu-trea ... t-trusted/

An article by an eminent academic/businessman, that is academic in it's analysis.
by DiamondEcho
January 27th, 2019, 6:44 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Ultramillionaire tax
Replies: 121
Views: 2092

Re: Ultramillionaire tax

The simple truth is that the wealthy can often avoid the tax, hence the tax does nothing to raise up the lowest. ie this article points out that the wealthy can simply leave. Labour taxation policies caused the 1970s 'Brain drain' (Human capital flight). I recall as a child, several neighbours of o...

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