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is it OK to have cops or spooks as pals?

Yes
45% (10 votes)
No
55% (12 votes)
Total votes: 22

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bbbbb
Feb 16 2006 22:53

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bbbbb
Feb 16 2006 22:53

It's obviously fine here, from the board bosses' point of view, for people to have the following as friends:

1) cops

2) spooks (whether in journalism like Andrew Gilligan or in the 'British Council')

3) arrogant media luvvies who call working class people 'council trash' and 'pram face'

Anyone who thinks that's OK, and says they're on the side of 'working class struggle', is a phony.

Of course it matters who your friends are. It says a great deal about a person. I find it very hard to believe that anyone intelligent enough to be able to post here in the first place, would really not be aware of that.

Could you remove my account now, please? I've had enough of having my posts censored and graffitied - know what I mean?

I'd do it myself, but there doesn't seem to be a facility.

I'm leaving this poll in the hope that it gets noticed by decent people before you bin it - or after you bin it, assuming you don't just erase it or censor it to remove its meaning.

b

Rob Ray
Feb 16 2006 22:56

Keep your enemies close, comrade black bloc

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I find it very hard to believe that anyone intelligent enough to be able to post here in the first place, would really not be aware of that.

And that is why you fail.

jef costello
Feb 16 2006 23:03

I had no idea that the board bosses were so inleague with the state.

I'm storming off in a huff.

Lazy Riser
Feb 16 2006 23:06

Hi

The more they know about us the better.

Love

LR

888
Feb 16 2006 23:18

I think the Andrew Gilligan allegation is probably true (i.e. that he worked for Kelly).

No it's not ok to have state intelligence as friends, cops might be just about acceptable at a stretch, but what about friends of friends? Who cares. In any case, indymedia isn't very relevant these days. Your links are a bit tenuous and you come off as a bit mental, bbbbbb. Do you like the Psychogeographical association?

In fact, I was livid when I heard that a few years before I arrived, the co-op at which I live allowed NSA people to come in and interview someone living there for a job. But it was full of middle class liberals, being a student co-op.

Steven.
Feb 16 2006 23:25
bbbbb wrote:
It's obviously fine here, from the board bosses' point of view, for people to have the following as friends:

hahahahaahaha grin

Quote:
3) arrogant media luvvies who call working class people ... 'pram face'

You're mental

Quote:
Could you remove my account now, please? I've had enough of having my posts censored and graffitied - know what I mean?

I'd do it myself, but there doesn't seem to be a facility.

I'm leaving this poll in the hope that it gets noticed by decent people before you bin it - or after you bin it, assuming you don't just erase it or censor it to remove its meaning.

b

You brave martyr.

That courageous bbbb, he died for our sins cry

888
Feb 16 2006 23:34

People with spooks as pals should be beaten up though, seriously.

bbbbb
Feb 16 2006 23:58

nope - here isn't life, and outside here isn't death.

remove my account now, you cunt!

Deezer
Feb 16 2006 23:59

Thats bbbbb - get his name right or you may get in trouble with yer handler. Or get the wrong person in trouble with the spooks.

No really people shouldn't be friends with cops or spooks (but that assumes that you know that they are cops or spooks). Relatives and family friends may make this a bit more awkward for some people though - but I expect they can expect to be denounced as middle class lackies of the state or sumthin'.

But really bbbbb is so obviously fuckin' barkin' and the answer to the poll question is so obviously no that theres not much point is there?

And fuck I mean, my bad, I know journalists roll eyes Worse a looooong time ago (before john and jack were able to walk probably) I nearly ended up being one - or does the fact that I didn't get me a repreive? (and how the fuck do you spell repreive?)

bye bye nutter

circle A red n black star

jef costello
Feb 17 2006 00:02
bbbbb wrote:
nope - here isn't life, and outside here isn't death.

remove my account now, you cunt!

He is clearly obliged to post as long as his account is valid.

The bosses clearly want him to suffer. Bastards!

Steven.
Feb 17 2006 08:55
bbbbb wrote:
nope - here isn't life, and outside here isn't death.

remove my account now, you cunt!

Ha ha you just can't drag yourself away can you? grin

Rob Ray
Feb 17 2006 09:14

He probly just want to tell his contrail-busting friends that the spook-supporters over at Libcom banned him, further proof that they are in fact in league with The Man.

Please don't go bbbb, I haven't been this entertained in ages smile

JDMF
Feb 17 2006 09:21

one question before you go 5xb, i wanted to ask this from the first post you made but didn't want to come across as intruding:

Are you the guy who was at the London Anarchist Bookfair with the "911 WAS A LIE" t-shirt on? If so, it is my honour to meet you.

pingtiao
Feb 17 2006 10:07

I votwthat we refuse to remove the account.

Jacques Roux
Feb 17 2006 13:14

Yeah lets keep his account active so he suffers...

Anyone else have libcom addiction? I dont find it that hard to tear myself away to tbh....

Oops gotta go, Gilligan's on the phone!

Rob Ray
Feb 17 2006 13:45

Or it could be that he's a master manipulator and secretly doesn't want you to remove the account, so is bluffing you out...

Steven.
Feb 17 2006 13:49

He's a "master" something alright...

ftony
Feb 17 2006 13:56

what on earth could you mean?

a jedi master?

Steven.
Feb 17 2006 13:57

A "bater", perhaps?

Caiman del Barrio
Feb 17 2006 14:26

Amazing. More primary school humour please, it makes me feel far more accomodated than discussions about French sociologists.

petey
Feb 17 2006 16:40
888 wrote:
People with spooks as pals should be beaten up though, seriously.

true

sam sanchez
Feb 17 2006 16:59

My friends Mum is an ex police woman, and she's a decent person. I'd argue that she was mistaken in her belief that it helped anything, but I don't doubt her positive intentions. "Good people" do counterproductive things through ignorance (I realise i sound like an elitist shite, but there you go).

jef costello
Feb 17 2006 17:13
Alan_is_Fucking_Dead wrote:
Amazing. More primary school humour please, it makes me feel far more accomodated than discussions about French sociologists.

WILLY!

cantdocartwheels
Feb 17 2006 17:41

Finally you banned bbbb, although why that wasn't done after his first mental post is beyond me.

Treating the question a bit more seriously than it deserves for a moment, I suppose the blatantly obvious answer would be, for cops and squaddies at least, yes of fucking course you're ''allowed'' to be friendly with them. Since they're as likely to be your next door neighbour as anyone else, theres hundreds and thousands of them, they work for a living etc etc.

Secret service intelligence agents as friends however, is probably not the best idea. Why you would even want to be friends with your average spook is altogether another question though, since you get the impression they're likely to be somewhat sociopathic, untrustworthy, insular and weird types anyway. Plus its hardly likely you're going to run into them in the bar. You know the old ''where do you work'', ''oh, i work for Mi5 gathering information on suspected subversives'' isn't that likely to come up in conversation.

lucy82
Feb 17 2006 19:24

a copper at work told me when he got the job all his mates drifted away so police tend to only soicalise with other police which must continuously intensify police 'culture' i suppose...

hes not my friend btw, don't shoot me

ftony
Feb 17 2006 19:57

dang, i was just charging my organic fairtrade spud gun grin

yeah my girlfriend lived with a trainee copper for a couple of months and he let me hold his truncheon, as it were wink

seriously though, i tend to agree with cantdo tbh

jef costello
Feb 17 2006 20:04
revol68 wrote:
Jef Costello wrote:
Alan_is_Fucking_Dead wrote:
Amazing. More primary school humour please, it makes me feel far more accomodated than discussions about French sociologists.

WILLY!

quick someone give him a boost of bitterness.

You may have a point lover, but not based on that post.

Lazy Riser
Feb 17 2006 20:43

Hi

If it's OK to fall in love with a bourgeois then it’s OK to keep a cop or spook as a pet. If you get sentimentally attached to it, then I can’t see how that could cause any real harm.

Love

LR

Steven.
Feb 17 2006 21:01
lucy82 wrote:
a copper at work told me when he got the job all his mates drifted away so police tend to only soicalise with other police which must continuously intensify police 'culture' i suppose...

hes not my friend btw, don't shoot me

An old housemate had a party, and her friend's bf was a cop, but no one else would talk to him. Or his gf. Which was a bit sad.

One of my exes, we became "a couple" cos she was applying for a job at MI5, and it said you could only tell your "partner" so she had to check, ha ha. She didn't apply in the end.

If she had would you have beaten me up 888? grin

edit - thinking about it I wonder what kind of rumour this storyis going to end up with. I look forward to it anyway...

Caiman del Barrio
Feb 17 2006 22:56

The housemate of a friend of mine is supposedly a student, but is never in the house or college, and apparently intends to be a cop, and last time I was round there she had left a note written on Met headed Post Its.