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Our next meeting we will be meeting in one of Streatham Library's a meeting rooms on Monday this 3 December. So just pop in to Streatham Library on the day and ask at the library staff desk which meeting room we are meeting in..

Everyone is welcome. So please turn for a chat about comics & graphic novels and what we would all like to see in our new refurbished Streatham Library on Monday the 3 November.

Oh and if you're late we reconvene at about 20:00 in the Holland & Tringham pub just down the road :)

Streatham Library
63 Streatham High Road
London SW16 1PL
After Meeting drink:
Holland and Tringham
107-109 StreathamHigh Road
London SW16 1HJ
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Cross posted to lambeth_comics & our Facebook Group
09 November 2014 @ 07:44 pm
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09 November 2014 @ 06:34 pm
I had an interesting day today. Coming back from shopping this morning I found two policemen going door to door in my apartment building investigating a recent theft in the building.

Then I was bringing down all the firewood from the roof bonfire, thankfully aborted by the Noble Dan of the top floor, to the refuse bin area out by the front of my apartment building. The Noble Dan of the top floor already had done some of the scariest work of removing the firerwood off the roof down to the top floor terrace. So all I had to do was cart it all down 10 flights of stairs.

During the time I was lugging the firewood downstairs I met another group of uniformed policemen trotting up to the top floors. They wouldn't say what they were after but there was at least another two policemen in plainsclothes sitting in a car outside in the building's car park.

Once I was finished removing all the firewood one of the residents' charming guest asked since I was finished could she go up on the roof now. I said "No. No one goes up on the roof now" (Except me & the noble Dan since we've hidden the ladder -see how long that lasts(:  ). There was pouting. Apparently I was being unreasonablly mature (:

Also while investigating the roof for damage I took advantage of the excellent view to take some panoramic photos. Unfortunately I have not yet managed to download them to my laptop yet. I think it has something to do with the ancient version of Linux Mint I have installed not recognising all the phone's software. Hopefully I'll get this sorted soon and post the images here on my journal.
08 November 2014 @ 09:08 pm
Ha! There's been a small furor at my apartment building. I said I would make some inquiries for my invalided nieghbour on the ground floor after she was disturbed by guys, presumably residents, making a racket scavenging for firewood and dragging it up the backstairs.

After asking everyone I discovered the muppets used the firewood to build a bonfire on the roof of my apartment building.

It was only the one guy that that lives in one of the top floor aparments that stopped them. When they went down for more booze, drugs & firewood he blocked the access doors with some of the lumber these good nieghbours had dragged up to the roof. Unfortunately it was dark and most people didn't confront these guys so I have little or no physical descriptions to go on.

Everyone else in the building has denied knowledge of it so far (: You can always tell the innocent parties when you tell them someone tried to start a bonfire on the roof of the building in which they live; there's a lot of cursing :) But of the people who took the news with perfect claim a few had suspicious bruises and cuts and also some people have claimed to be out of the building when it happened before I even tell them what day it this event occurred.

This evening one of the resident's guests comes into the kitchen, still wet from a shower, wearing a shirt, batting her eyes at me and  arguing the case for the free sprits that wanted to celebrate Guys Fawkes Night. She said while she wasn't up on the roof she knows they didn't light a fire. OK, she might have been watching the Guy Fawkes displays across the city but she didn't see the guys. Well she might have seen them but she doesn't know who they are so there's no point giving a description and no reason to change the apartment building's front door entry code.

So we now have set to a nieghbourhood watch type thing. Why? Because the landlords are lazy skinflints who insist we take care of the building and it's security. Also been thefts, vandalism and we've got people coming and going in the building and no one seems to know who they are. But I am intent on getting the landlords into changing the apartment building's front door entry code.

Also I still have to dismantle & dispose of the pile of firewood on the roof before the landlord finds out. Because they will kick us all out and get new tenants if they find out. I love my life:|
28 October 2014 @ 10:38 am
The Judicial Review is the last stop for justice in the UK and the present government is trying to dismantle it... Very quietly, the coalition tries to dismantle judicial review

Why? Because the Judicial Review doesn't care if you're big business or government. If there is injustice in the administration of the law or local or national government then the Judicial Review will hand down a just legal decision on it. Money doesn't come into it. So why would a democratic government be trying to mess this up?
 (:Ooh ...maybe because they've been very naughty and have perverted the function of legislation to introduce very vague laws on emotively charged issues that allow the governement and the police to target anyone they like?... Comment: Anti-porn laws allow police to target those they don't like
26 October 2014 @ 12:28 pm
The Independent: Stem cells that can kill cancer have been engineered by scientists

I would be very interested to read exactly how "the modified stem cells" "kill" cancer.

Any "modified stem cells" are based on the most efficient donated or purchased human cells to resist and attack cancer cells. Since under law no one but the original donor and his/her heirs can own the copyright for the DNA of any such human cellular design the term, "modified stem cells" comes under some scrutiny. Does modifying the particular human cells make Cancer killer medicine? Or do the particular human cells have this ability without any modification? Or can "modifying" human cells from any human donor make Cancer killer medicine? These questions may determine who owns the copyright for any Cancer Killers cells and who may profit any medicine based on said cells.

Of course no moral person would refuse another human being an affordable cure for cancer if it caused them little effort but Corporations are not "persons" despite recent laws describing them as such and I can not ever recall anyone ever calling a Corporation moral.
25 October 2014 @ 10:21 am

I am not a big fan of porridge. The real thing takes to forever to cook. It is so unappealing I take forever to consume it and by then I am running behind. It hardly seems worth the bother. But I know it is a healthy, hot, breakfast with loads of carbs good for when it gets cold. And it is cheap!

So I decide to pimp it. I've been experimenting with cheap soft fruits. I blanch plums - 1 large or medium sized or two small ones. Strip the skin. Remove the stones. Chop them up. Put the fruit on a foil covered baking tray. Sprinkle some Demerara sugar over the fruit. Place the baking tray under the grill at a high setting as the porridge is reaching the required consistency. When the the fruit starts to caramelise spoon out the porridge into a warmed bowl and grab the foil and dump whatever is not too black and sticky on top of the porridge.