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Mark J

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About Mark J

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  • Birthday 01/04/1977

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    North East
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    Arborist

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  1. Mark J

    Knife and gun crime London

    Martial arts are worthwhile pursuits.
  2. Mark J

    Arb Kitten

    Aye, that's been going on for ages. they're vicious killing things, Cats are hyper aware creatures. They reckon that they produce four times as much serotonin per square inch of brain as we do. Now, given that they're much smaller, that suggests that they're off their lips constantly. Which explains the purring and occasional violent outburst.
  3. Mark J

    Arb Kitten

    You have a valid point. Domestic cats cause massive damage to already struggling bird populations. Struggling because their natural habitat is being eroded. Farm cats are useful, as is the house cat who chins mice. You're not supposed to eat them. Also, cats are canny good judges of character. And they're every bit as good as a dog, in that they can save you from yourself when the shit hits the fan.
  4. Mark J

    Arb Kitten

    This is Mutha Kray. Hardest farm cat in town.
  5. Mark J

    Knife and gun crime London

    Aye, I agree with you. However until things change we're going to need these services in place. If people feel they have no place in society, then they'll make their own or get coerced into someone elses.
  6. Mark J

    Knife and gun crime London

    I'm not advocating 'Youth Clubs'. I'm talking about funded groups with trained specialists who deal with 'problem' children. Youth services. There used to be funding and governmental support for these organisations, but they no longer exist due to lack of investment.
  7. Mark J

    Knife and gun crime London

    A substantial increase in spending on youth services would help. There used to be things in place that might nip things in the bud before they go reet off the rails. An end to the culture of austerity and substantial increases in spending are the only ways I can see to actually address the roots of the problem. Anything else is just dealing with the symptoms, not the cause.
  8. Mark J

    Knife and gun crime London

    You need more police to do that. Sadiq Khan has nothing to do with police numbers.
  9. Mark J

    Knife and gun crime London

    More copppers. Jail for unnecessarily carrying a knife. More importantly, invest heavily in education and other things that might benefit the general status quo. Poverty causes desperation. Desperation causes people to do stupid things.
  10. Mark J

    Quick Favourite Meals

    Boil rice. Fry lots of garlic, add boiled rice. Put garlic fried rice in a bowl. Fry an egg and put it on top of the garlic rice. Splash on some soy sauce. Filipino breakfast that is somehow more than the sum of its parts.
  11. Mark J

    Making the news today....

    Trump will do whatever they let him.
  12. Mark J

    Making the news today....

    Me too. https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/12/mek-backtalk-iranian-group-214526
  13. Mark J

    Making the news today....

    I do as it happens (the ramping up bit). What on earth would the Iranians stand to gain? Have a gander at this: What do you think aboout it?
  14. Mark J

    Making the news today....

    That John Bolton appears to be a bit of a badun: https://medium.com/@caityjohnstone/that-time-john-bolton-promised-regime-change-in-iran-before-2019-fa9be9dd2e5d
  15. Mark J

    Making the news today....

    Seems like America's ramping things up:

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