East London Guy

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  1. East London Guy

    A friend with a drinking problem

    A friend of mine has always been a heavy drinker but over the last year it's really escalated. I don't think he's drinking every day but when he starts to drink he just cannot stop, and he's becoming drunk early in the evening. He talks about drink a lot, and he seems to be plan everything around drinking, he has lost interest in socialising with new people and talking to women. There have been a couple of occasions recently where he has drunk so much that he's passed out and ended up in hospital. He is becoming very pushy on others, including me, to match his drinking levels and he's starting to lose friends over this. I'm very close to dropping him too. Most people have sort of drifted away without saying anyway to him but I've known the guy for almost 15 years and would rather have a frank talk with him over this. I'm doubtful it would change the path he's on, but I don't think I’d forgive myself if I didn't at least say something. Any ideas about how I should approach this?
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    RiotSweepstake

    I was thinking more along the lines of criminal gangs raiding places that have resources, not mindless zombie hordes. It's been a long since I've read it but this book describes the Argentina economic crises and how the author survived it : https://www.amazon.co.uk/Modern-Survival-Manual-Surviving-Economic/dp/9870563457
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    RiotSweepstake

    But if London/SE are starving and there is plenty of food elsewhere, then the healthy, more aggressive parts of the London/SE population aren't going to stay put - they'll move to where the food is.
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    Germany has...

    ...and a massive trade surplus that pays for it all.
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    Islamification of Europe

    I think so. I met up with a bunch of old mates last week - people I hadn't seen for many years. The topic of immigration/Islam came up and most of the responses could have come straight from this forum.
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    I'm in a minority!

    I don't think anyone is boring on here Mr. Pin! I think the place is full of interesting characters!
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    Depressing state of the UK

    I agree with you but the problem is once someone has had any significant time off work due to MH issues it can start to become very difficult to re-enter the job market. And not all MH issues are at the same level. A very old friend of mine, a lovely friendly guy before this, was diagnosed with Schizophrenia a few years ago. He suffers badly from delusions and paranoia. It would be impossible for him to hold down a job.
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    I'm in a minority!

    Another left-hander here. A poll would be interesting!
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    New smartphone suggestions?

    I have a lot of sympathy for this view - unfortunately I'm already seen as a bit of a weirdo by my friends because I won't use facebook and WhatApps so going smartphone free entirely might be going a step too far. Thanks for the suggestions guys. I'm tempted by a smaller phone though. Any thoughts on: http://www.handtec.co.uk/grade-a-refurbished-sony-xperia-z3-compact-16gb-black-1288-5849-mgnl.html
  10. Seems to me he collapsed in the doorway, outside of the camera view?
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    Islamification of Europe

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/06/27/brexit-really-does-mean-brexit-three-signs-theresa-may-will/ Interesting choices for the names.
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    HMS Queen Elizabeth

    That's because the groups (Russia, China etc) with the capacity to do it aren't suicidal enough to try it. Even if someone did succeed the US response would be devastating. Of course if WW3 breaks out then the above point is moot and the carriers are likely to prove quite vulnerable.
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    Islamification of Europe

    If you want a culture to thrive and continue, then the most important job that anyone can do is raise children, provide for them and pass on the culture. The UK, and the West as a whole, has become remarkably bad at this and that is not the Islamic world's fault.
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    New smartphone suggestions?

    My mobile is on the blink. Anyone got any good suggestions for an affordable smartphone? Such a wide choice I'm having difficulty making my mind up.
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    Islamification of Europe

    I admit things look bleak but all this “In 50 years time the EU will Muslim” assumes things will carry on as they are. It assumes the existing power structure and economic philosophy that encourages mass immigration will remain in place. I've focussed on the UK but many of the issues apply to EU/USA too: The UK is running a massive trade deficit, the Government spending/tax has a deficit of £52b/year and this is after years of austerity and economic “recovery”. When the next recession hits the Government deficit will be unmanageable (especially if Corbyn wins the next election), Welfare spending etc. will need to be sharply curtailed. Let's see how enthusiastic about Globalisation/Immigration the average native British person will be when they are forced to accept any job and as a result are now in direct competition with low-skilled immigrants, and without working tax credits etc. to lift them above poverty levels. It's during severe economic hardship that Men will rediscover their ability to fight and cause them to question what their leaders have been telling them. There is a reason why places such as East London, Glasgow etc. were known to have the toughest men – those areas were the poorest, those people had to fight to survive. I suppose the question is: Can the UK Government continue indefinitely to borrow enormous amounts of money, can it continue to have a enormous trade deficit and maintain the value of Sterling? Therefore preserving the current economic philosophy. If the answer is “Yes”, then Western civilisation in the UK is doomed…