I thought I'd have a quick look at some pages while my porridge is cooking and expected to see 'a bit of a bloodbath' only to be pleasantly surprised that there was very little blood, although there was quite a bit of bile.
That doesn't mean that there was an outbreak of 'brotherly and sisterly love but things were, in the main, pleasant other than the farmyard 'stench' of various "airs of superiority" from some posters (who shall remain unnamed to protect the "guilty" and the "innocent" on a 'no names, no pack drill' basis -- whatever the heck that means) since my post of around 24 hours ago.
I see there have there has been at least 1 rude word used and nobody has been admonished or derided for it -- it hasn't come from a poster who I notice is all but ignored when he posts (perhaps it's the layout of his contributions or his constant harping on about New Labour, not that I disagree with the sentiments behind what is said ) -- there have been some quite vindictive and vile posts which is apparently the norm from some posters.
Anyway, onwards and upwards, eh what? (not a real question)
Different people take different sides in an argument and there are some quite argumentative peoples' post on here -- perhaps they "get their jollies" from being argumentative or maybe they deliberately want to explore different avenues and alleyways. Different people interpret things differently and I can see where other people pick loads of info up from.
Every now and then, someone tends to stray into the crossfire and, amazingly can get away unscathed -- is as if they were not 'shot at' by the protagonists.
In reply to the specific question asked of me I would say that an enquiring mind is fine and dandy but constant questioning of motives can not only be very tedious but also perceived as a form of 'trolling'. That said, I had thrown the film reference in.
The previous government comes in for a lot of flak (which I suppose is some sort of balance to the current government being attacked) -- if such attacks do anything other than act as a release of tension then I wonder what the purpose is because what could have been and what should have been belong in the past when we should be looking at the future.
If anyone expects me to offer a panacea to cure all future ills there are not going to get very excited because having seen others ideas (wild and fanciful though they may be) shot down in flames and ridiculed: I am not likely to put my own head above the parapet.
In many respects these threads are a bit like Big Brother (the television 'entertainment' show) -- with a dozen or so different contestants of which some are vying for "air time" or "exposure", some are "on a journey" and every now and then someone gets evicted. It is not the perfect analogy but perhaps far better than the "war" analogy of this weekend.
I see not every question is answered asked on these threads is answered -- there are just so many questions asked, aren't there? (tee hee).
I have not set out to offend anyone at all and would congratulate most of the contributing participants for their mostly 'good natured' exchanges and particularly like the 'veiled rude words' such as "spheroids" although I'm not so sure about "little nugget".
I infer (not perhaps the most sensible thing to do on a Sunday morning) from these and posts elsewhere that there are areas of particular interests to various posters and there is evidence of expertise in some housing-related areas too. So, perhaps somewhere in all the words and ideas there may be some solutions to the various housing issues of the day and those facing us in the future.
There appears to have been no racism or racist comments on this thread although there have been some direct 'personal barbs' directed at some posters but I can see how difficult it is at times not to address certain matters in a good natured manner because someone, somewhere is likely to be offended even by the sound of silence.
And, on that note, I'll bring this segment of my "Sunday Supplement" to a close and point out that my veiled references to song titles and lyrics have peppered this particular contribution -- I haven't proffered a solution or solutions but feel that there are too many people chasing after too few properties to rent at a price that they can afford to pay from their earnings and that needs to change.