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Well Well Well.....

 

The halifax customer relations manager just rang me and has apoligised for not dealing my harship problems in october.. Well i have just had 1k in charges refunded and my bank account that they put into overdraft put back to £100 rather than £371..

 

Tingy i must say your letter did the trick, Letter sent on Thursday phone call today!!! Without you i would be a lost sole lol

 

Baz

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Hey Baz,

 

That's not like you. Where's the upbeat I can take on the world Baz gone?

 

I don't like to rub it in but I feel great today. I've today come out of one of my stranger mental ailments which meant I lost much of my memory for two days. I woke up this morning thinking it was Monday morning and cannot remember Mon or Tuesday at all. I've looked through my threads and they don't seem too bad, but I was really worried I might have dropped a real clanger somewhere as I don't remember going on the computer at all. I even thought my Mum was dead and could recite the entire reading from the Bible I read at her funeral - God knows where that came from, and I can't remember it now. Really really weird, but I'm glad I'm back to normal. Apparently I nearly punched my brother in law as I thought he was a burgalr! lol

 

I'm skint too if it's any help. Been trying to get the money together to pay for fuel to visit my parents next week and can't see how it's going to happen. It does get you down at times. I find doing something free that I enjoy helps take my mind off it, in my case often just going out of the front door and walking off up into the mountains for hours with my dog. There's something about the isolation, wildness and being at one with the elements that quite invigorates me.

 

Reflect on the huge amount you've achieved in such a short time. It is really phenomenal. I do understand though that sometimes the mere thought of not being able to do something can get you down. It does with us as we almost never go out and live incredibly simple lives, but there we go!

 

Hoping you feel better soon - anything I can do, let me know (except give you a loan!!!!!!!!!)

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Hey cheers Tingy, Yeah great advice as always, going to get some new hobbies and start mingling more i think,

 

I have just 1 hour of reflecting and updated my folders and set myself some short term goals to get myself going again!!!

 

I know i will get there, Just need to be patient and within 3 years be debt free!!!

 

Good to see you are back on top form!!!

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Good afternoon Vic - no you can't! I'd give everyone everything back and the country would go bust!

 

Marxism just don't work, does it?

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Hi Tingy

 

I just came across this in his early 1844 manuscripts:

 

"the extension of products and needs becomes a contriving and ever-calculating subservience to inhuman, sophisticated, unnatural and imaginary appetites. Private property does not know how to change crude need into human need. Its idealism is fantasy, caprice and whim; and no eunuch flatters his despot more basely or uses more despicable means to stimulate his dulled capacity for pleasure in order to sneak a favour for himself than does the industrial eunuch – the producer – in order to sneak for himself a few pieces of silver, in order to charm the golden birds, out of the pockets of his dearly beloved neighbours in Christ. He puts himself at the service of the other’s most depraved fancies, plays the pimp between him and his need, excites in him morbid appetites, lies in wait for each of his weaknesses – all so that he can then demand the cash for this service of love. (Every product is a bait with which to seduce away the other’s very being, his money; every real and possible need is a weakness which will lead the fly to the glue-pot. General exploitation of communal human nature, just as every imperfection in man, is a bond with heaven – an avenue giving the priest access to his heart; every need is an opportunity to approach one’s neighbour under the guise of the utmost amiability and to say to him: Dear friend, I give you what you need, but you know the conditio sine qua non; you know the ink in which you have to sign yourself over to me; in providing for your pleasure, I fleece you.)"

 

I imagine that this is not what those who have never read Marx imagine that he wrote.

 

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Hi Vic,

 

Long time no chat! I love your idea of a light bit of reading on a Thursday afternoon. It's very true that most prejudge Marx though. They only know tiny prejudiced snippets about Marxism when he actually wrote some very sensible stuff.

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Hi Vic,

 

Long time no chat! I love your idea of a light bit of reading on a Thursday afternoon. It's very true that most prejudge Marx though. They only know tiny prejudiced snippets about Marxism when he actually wrote some very sensible stuff.

 

Read Das Kapital recently have you?

 

Presumably you agree that the reasons for Marx's widespread influence revolve around his ethical message; a "morally empowering language of critique" against the dominant capitalist society.

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Actually DS, yes I have read it. Have you?

 

What I do agree with to a large extent is his view, as Vic infers to above, that the workers are only viewed as having worth in order to endlessly give renaissance to capitalism through the work they do. I think this is true of many modern companies who care little about their personnel, but more about their personnels' abilities to generate profit for them.

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Bloody hell Tingy, I'm seriously impressed,

 

It's rare to encounter cognoscenti these days. Kapital is flawed in that surplus value is tautological as economic theory (however the capitalist equivalent tautology of marginal utility = price is similarly cursed); personally, I don't see what Marx did wrong beyond being a bit chauvinistic and climbing lampposts drunk with Fred (Engels not our current enemy). Now, Uncle Joe was a different kettle of fish.

 

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In the original German of course, Tingy. I'm sure there's a well thumbed thru copy in your small room. Did you agree with the author's contention that capitalist society is best characterised by structural contradictions, rather than class antagonism?

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There's a copy from when I had to read it when I was doing my 2nd degree. Not my choice of bedtime reading I have to say and I would hardly call it well thumbed!

 

Do you know what I think sums it up? The sketch with John Cleese and the two Ronnies. I look up to him because.... I look down on him because..... Watch that and you've basically got the book.

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touché!

 

Nice one, Ting.

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Lol its all good i get more publicity this way HA HA

 

Yeah back on course to take on the world me old mukka, Just inboxed u regarding Very

 

I am about to put a scan of the letter they sent me but how do i make it so you can see it because last time it was really tiny??

 

Cheers Baz

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