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by peacespotting
Tue May 31, 2011 10:21 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Is a university degree in the UK worth the money?
Replies: 84
Views: 11527

Re: Is a university degree in the UK worth the money?

and the Student Loans Company has such a horrible track record that at some point some unfortunate student is going to get a final demand for several thousand pounds that they don't owe. I'd prefer to see direct government bursaries/scholarships for a smaller number of students. One reason here for...
by peacespotting
Mon May 30, 2011 11:38 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Is health care a fundemental human right?
Replies: 247
Views: 30975

Re: Is health care a fundemental human right?

I wouldn't say that health care is a right per se, compared with the traditional rights (right to life, speech, expression etc..) However I would argue that it is a fundamental responsibility of a democratic state (or any state, I guess) to provide health care to its population. it is often said tha...
by peacespotting
Mon May 30, 2011 11:20 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Is a university degree in the UK worth the money?
Replies: 84
Views: 11527

Re: Is a university degree in the UK worth the money?

1) @canoemoose: I have a particular gripe with people who use "David Beckham Studies" as an example of "worthless degrees", considering that course/degree never existed ; I remember listening to an interview with the lecturer in question who explained it was part of a sports mark...
by peacespotting
Mon May 30, 2011 10:55 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Mash-up as a form of art (or not)?
Replies: 14
Views: 3124

Re: Mash-up as a form of art (or not)?

I think it all depends on the genre to begin with, and then what type of music event you're creating with the mashup (ie is it a single to be released as a new composition, a cover version, or simply as part of a live dj set). The latter can be extremely creative and entertaining. This mix by A Skil...
by peacespotting
Mon May 30, 2011 10:36 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Recommend one artist
Replies: 1018
Views: 285327

Re: Recommend one artist

I'd like to recommend a West Coast underground rapper: Aceyalone (member of the Freestyle Fellowship). He's one of my favourite if not my overall favourite rapper - his flow is tight and original, his rhymes and lyrics are intricate, thought provoking clever and often abstract (contrary to most mode...
by peacespotting
Mon May 23, 2011 3:46 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2411971

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Hi - stumbled upon this thread after being pointed in the right direction ;). I'm Tom, 22, from the UK, currently studying for a Masters in translation. I speak English and French, enjoy all sorts of music (excluding almost everything from the 80s and the current BBC Radio 1 playlist ;)), and I came...
by peacespotting
Mon May 23, 2011 2:22 pm UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Would you kindly share your webcomic reading list?
Replies: 377
Views: 161678

Re: Would you kindly share your webcomic reading list?

I've always liked the Modest Destiny webcomics: simple, fun and easy to read. The author stopped updating a few years ago but recently started up again :D

You can read them here: the link is for the first issue.

squidi.net/comic/amd/view.php?series=amd&ep=1&id=1
by peacespotting
Mon May 23, 2011 1:51 pm UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Buying Used Funnybooks
Replies: 0
Views: 6935

Buying Used Funnybooks

Hi everyone - this is my first post! Couldn't see an introduction thread so I thought I'd just add it in here ;); Looks like a cool set of forums here! So I was wondering if any members knew of any sites where I can get hold of (preferably second hand) graphic novels. I'm specifically looking for th...

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