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Name: Nick Xylas
Gender: Male
Hometown: Bristol
Home country: England
Current location: Bristol
Member since: Sat May 13, 2006, 06:28 PM
Number of posts: 6,023

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Now Available: Special Hillary Clinton commemorative coin

To celebrate her stunning victory in Iowa.

Holding my breath

Being on the wrong side of the Atlantic, I am powerless to influence proceedings. I'm just imagining the reaction of Her Majesty's loyal subjects if the people lose tonight. One thing is for damn sure - such petty, authoritarian lickspittles will not be magnanimous in victory.

Transport for London's contactless future

Londonís transport system has been at the cutting edge of technology for the past 150 years when 19th century engineers first decided to run trains deep underground beneath the capitalís busy streets.

Today, Transport for London, the body that runs the capital cityís network of tube, buses and roads, has maintained that tradition of innovation by revolutionising ticketing systems ó helping to speed up the movement of millions of people through London.

The group pioneered the use of smart ticketing in Europe when it launched its Oyster card in 2003, enabling commuters to quickly tap on a reader to go through an entry or exit barrier rather than having to queue up to buy a paper ticket. This shaved precious seconds from the time it takes to get through congested ticket barriers at London Underground stations or to pay.

But Shashi Verma, TfLís director of customer experience, says the operator is continuously looking at how to further advance its ticketing system. This has seen TfL become one of the first public transit systems in the world to enable contactless bank card and mobile payments.


More at:http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/6189187e-8e09-11e5-8be4-3506bf20cc2b.html?utm_source=taboola&utm_medium=referral#axzz3sy5UYy4H

Eliza Dushku on Twitter

Apologies if this has been posted elsewhere, but actress Eliza Dushku (Buffy, Dollhouse) tweeted this yesterday:

https://twitter.com/elizadushku/status/688111452473835521

The Onion: Hillary the candidate most people would like to share a glass of tap water with

I'll probably get alert-stalked for posting this, but....

http://www.theonion.com/article/poll-finds-hillary-clinton-candidate-most-american-52113

Best newspaper correction ever

Found on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/guardianstyle/status/682972002790060033?s=09

An unorthodox Orthodox financial system

Disclaimer: I'm not familiar with either the author or the website that this article comes from. I present it without comment:-
http://m.journal-neo.org/2015/11/22/russia-debates-unorthodox-orthodox-financial-alternative/

A serious question for Martin O'Malley supporters: who are you?

Please believe me when I say that I mean no disrespect to you or your candidate when I ask that. It's just that the narrative regarding Hillary v Bernie is fairly clear. To put it broadly, in the least inflammatory way that I can, Hillary appeals to more establishment Dems and Bernie to those on the left of the party. But I am still trying to figure out what distinguishes Mr O'Malley from the other two candidates, or what section of the Democratic Party he appeals to. So I figured the best way to find out was to ask.

Building the movement

Bernie has made it very clear that he doesn't want to be seen as some sort of messiah. And whilst I don't want to catapult the propaganda about Hillary's inevitability, we have to at least consider the possibility that Bernie may not be the next POTUS. Therefore, I wanted to start a thread on building an alternative economy that can function whoever is in the White House at any given time. I found this article on a traditionalist Catholic website, and whilst most of us here are not part of the intended audience, I thought it contained some useful information nonetheless. I hope that others will chime in with additional solutions to reclaim the American economy from the oligarchs.

http://www.lifeissues.net/writers/cho/cho_08parallel.html

Bernie meme spotted on Facebook

Apologies if this has been shared before:
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