Robbery and Speculation

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Dec 9 2005 09:44
Robbery and Speculation

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It's OK to fund ourselves by doing bank jobs, right? Would it be alright to profit directly by something like currency speculation?

There's this bloke, Steve Pearson from HBOS Treasury Services, on Bloomberg at the moment. Possible recruit? I wonder if he has a price.

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Dec 9 2005 10:29

stalin did, and he was lovely roll eyes

but i don't see why not, except the fact that we need as many people on the outside as possible.

but then again, maybe a long-term prison sentence for a really clever anarchist might convert a few people on the inside.

so erm, dunno

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Dec 9 2005 10:31

What exactly are you planning to fund?

Nick Durie
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Dec 10 2005 07:58

Yes but we don't have the people at the moment to justify having militants like that. When we do I'll be all in favour of allocating them roles and remunerating them so they can carry out their activities. At the moment tho we don't have the physical or intellectual capacity in this country to make those kind of maneoveres.

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Dec 10 2005 10:04

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we need as many people on the outside as possible

Currency speculation is legal. Given that we agree it's acceptable as a method of raising funds, do we have the expertise to render ourselves financially independent by this ostensibly highly profitable activity?

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What exactly are you planning to fund?

Let’s start with some strikes.

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At the moment tho we don't have the physical or intellectual capacity in this country to make those kind of maneoveres.

Comrade, who are “we”? The working class? Our potential is unlimited.

Love

LR

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Dec 10 2005 18:32
Lazy Riser wrote:
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What exactly are you planning to fund?

Let’s start with some strikes.

I'd love to strike my job is shit, you could probably fund me without much speculation, pay is also shit.

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Dec 13 2005 16:09

what is currency speculation?

LiveFastDiarrea
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Dec 13 2005 16:20
Jef Costello wrote:
What exactly are you planning to fund?

Christmas Party.

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Dec 13 2005 20:46

They put on a kickass christmas party at my work.

Free drinks!!!

And I got a large share of the food because most of the snooty fuckers there refused to look at the guys & girls dishing it up.

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Dec 13 2005 21:48

Hi

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what is currency speculation?

Selling foreign money for more than it cost to buy.

Love

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Dec 14 2005 15:47

It ain't orthodox- but if it works...!

The problem would be with the liklihood of selling out: If loads of people rely on a single person/small group to get the funds, that puts both disproportionate power in the hands of the funders and also creates a structural pressure towards them keeping the cash and becoming full-time currency speculating capitalists.

Money raised for strike funds through more 'social' routes- donations from thousands of people, tithes from union contributions- helps build a collective feeling of solidarity..?

Some quick thoughts anyway

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Dec 15 2005 10:00
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Comrade, who are “we”? The working class? Our potential is unlimited.

The intellectual vanguard/leadership of ideas/libertarian tendency in the class comrade. Our potential may be unlimited but as yet it's almost totally unrealised.