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    (Original post by Craghyrax)
    :ditto:


    They did two years running I used to be a party member.
    what made you switch to socialism?
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    (Original post by ukebert)
    Bugger. 00:10

    Presentation in 8 hours, 50 minutes.

    Slides done: 1 (title)
    Notes made: none
    Family all night marathon? I have 300 words written, and another 2000 to produce tonight :bawling: And I'm shattered.
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    (Original post by lavalse)
    lol yeah i didnt vote for them, and you're probably right, they'd suck in office. i just find the idea amusing.
    It was amusing for the first few weeks :p:

    What orientation are you then?
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    (Original post by Craghyrax)
    Family all night marathon? I have 300 words written, and another 2000 to produce tonight :bawling: And I'm shattered.
    :sadnod:

    I need to stop talking pollitics and do some air pumps instead.

    (Original post by lavalse)
    what made you switch to socialism?
    She talked to me :yep: Well, not really, but it would be nice to think so :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by Craghyrax)
    [COLOR="DeepSkyBlue"I have 300 words written, and another 2000 to produce tonight[/COLOR]
    I'd like to meet the guy setting your word limits :p:
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    (Original post by lavalse)
    what made you switch to socialism?
    My political views were still a work in process when I joined HoC (over my gap year) I think moving from South Africa to England induced a long period of rethinking. An election took place a few months after I'd moved here, and I was horrified at being in a position to vote but not sufficiently informed and certain of my views to vote. So yeh, I was only in MRLP partly for fun, and also because it was neutral. SPS has essentially forced me to form views pretty quickly, and its also provided many of the missing pieces I felt unable to get at beforehand. To be fair, the general field I'm interested in and entering is generally pretty left as it is, so you could argue that I've been influenced. However there are lots of empirical and moral reasons that I'm (now) socialist

    This is getting horribly close to the topic of my essay though.. the question is essentially asking me to pick left or right :rolleyes: (What's old and what's new in globalization?)
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    (Original post by Scipio90)
    I'd like to meet the guy setting your word limits :p:
    Why? Do you think its unreasonably high?
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    (Original post by ukebert)
    It was amusing for the first few weeks :p:

    What orientation are you then?
    im rather confused by the whole politics thing. don't want to publicy assign myself to any particular party. but i am more left wing, just need to put these ideas into practice in life, thats the main problem for me.
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    (Original post by Craghyrax)
    Why? Do you think its unreasonably high?
    I think it was the random value of 2300 words myself...
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    (Original post by ukebert)
    You did :dry:
    Hey, at least I wasn't in the Conservative party :p: You'd never have accepted my join request if I had been.
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    Mouse didn't work btw. Ah well, I'll be OK without it. Or I would be if I get down to actually starting my work.
    Is that because it didn't have the right end to fit into your laptop? I stopped using it because DSA gave me a new one with my laptop, not because it didn't work. Meh - sorry. I guess West Wing's offer is still there.
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    (Original post by ukebert)
    I think it was the random value of 2300 words myself...
    Oh!

    No I wasn't being accurate. This year there doesn't seem to be any consensus over word minimums among my supervisors, so I just set myself the goal of reaching 2500 as a rule of thumb.
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    (Original post by Craghyrax)
    Why? Do you think its unreasonably high?
    No, I just think 2300 is interestingly random.
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    *turns on keybored while writing essay*

    Heh.
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    (Original post by Craghyrax)
    Hey, at least I wasn't in the Conservative party :p: You'd never have accepted my join request if I had been.

    Is that because it didn't have the right end to fit into your laptop? I stopped using it because DSA gave me a new one with my laptop, not because it didn't work. Meh - sorry. I guess West Wing's offer is still there.
    I wouldn't :p: Well, I probably would have done actually. The party might not have though.

    It is Ah well, not to worry. I might steal Theo's on wednesday. For now, work needs to be done and isn't.
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    (Original post by lavalse)
    im rather confused by the whole politics thing. don't want to publicy assign myself to any particular party. but i am more left wing, just need to put these ideas into practice in life, thats the main problem for me.
    Try and befriend any SPS or Economics friends you know, or join any ethical affairs societies in your college or elsewhere. Emmanuel have a very good society thing called 'The Forum' which is essentially a number of guest speakers, films etc been shown followed by casual discussion (focusing on humanitarian and ethical global issues)I know its quite scary to go along if you don't feel you have anything to contribute or feel you might look like an idiot if anyone asked you a question, but essentially its a very accessible way to build some kind of a picture for yourself of how the world works globally, and how economics and politics affects it, specifically.

    Also if you ever see Ha-Joon Chang's name anywhere go and listen to him! He's amazing :adore: He speaks at quite a few society studenty things around Cambridge. I've seen him twice now (he's an Economics lecturer)

    And I could suggest loads of useful things to read, but I don't want to drown you.
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    (Original post by Craghyrax)
    My political views were still a work in process when I joined HoC (over my gap year) I think moving from South Africa to England induced a long period of rethinking. An election took place a few months after I'd moved here, and I was horrified at being in a position to vote but not sufficiently informed and certain of my views to vote. So yeh, I was only in MRLP partly for fun, and also because it was neutral. SPS has essentially forced me to form views pretty quickly, and its also provided many of the missing pieces I felt unable to get at beforehand. To be fair, the general field I'm interested in and entering is generally pretty left as it is, so you could argue that I've been influenced. However there are lots of empirical and moral reasons that I'm (now) socialist

    This is getting horribly close to the topic of my essay though.. the question is essentially asking me to pick left or right :rolleyes: (What's old and what's new in globalization?)
    interesting, interesting. i really want to sort out my political views, especially because i have so many disparate ideas/views and whenever i try to argue my point to a tory i never manage to put them together into a coherent line of thought.

    well, like you say, i'll probably get my act together when the next election comes along!
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    (Original post by Craghyrax)
    Try and befriend any SPS or Economics friends you know, or join any ethical affairs societies in your college or elsewhere. Emmanuel have a very good society thing called 'The Forum' which is essentially a number of guest speakers, films etc been shown followed by casual discussion (focusing on humanitarian and ethical global issues)I know its quite scary to go along if you don't feel you have anything to contribute or feel you might look like an idiot if anyone asked you a question, but essentially its a very accessible way to build some kind of a picture for yourself of how the world works globally, and how economics and politics affects it, specifically.

    Also if you ever see Ha-Joon Chang's name anywhere go and listen to him! He's amazing :adore: He speaks at quite a few society studenty things around Cambridge. I've seen him twice now (he's an Economics lecturer)

    And I could suggest loads of useful things to read, but I don't want to drown you.
    oh wow thanks!!! you've inspired me. the emmanuel thing sounds quite good.

    the problem i have is finding time for everything! I procastrinate too much!!!!!
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    (Original post by Craghyrax)
    Try and befriend any SPS or Economics friends you know, or join any ethical affairs societies in your college or elsewhere. Emmanuel have a very good society thing called 'The Forum' which is essentially a number of guest speakers, films etc been shown followed by casual discussion (focusing on humanitarian and ethical global issues)I know its quite scary to go along if you don't feel you have anything to contribute or feel you might look like an idiot if anyone asked you a question, but essentially its a very accessible way to build some kind of a picture for yourself of how the world works globally, and how economics and politics affects it, specifically.

    Also if you ever see Ha-Joon Chang's name anywhere go and listen to him! He's amazing :adore: He speaks at quite a few society studenty things around Cambridge. I've seen him twice now (he's an Economics lecturer)

    And I could suggest loads of useful things to read, but I don't want to drown you.
    Why have you not told me about the Emma forum before? It sounds good fun. Do they have a website/facebook?
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    (Original post by ukebert)
    Why have you not told me about the Emma forum before? It sounds good fun. Do they have a website/facebook?
    Here

    I'd really recommend the Cambridge Hub I've just joined the team actually, as.... their errand boy or something because I don't have time to assume some fancy title like 'Publicity Officer' or something :rolleyes: Its just a group that's aiming to be an agency for all the charitable/community orientated activities and groups operating in Cambridge. Not political so much, but obviously there are lots of links to this sort of thing and groups like the Forum who discuss ethical issues while also being mildly activistic and interested in actually doing something as well as talking.

    As for going to interesting talks and discussions, you need to find out who the relevent people are in your college and try and get onto mailing lists. ukebert, that's PPS for us, but there are numerous other vaguely political groups around who host talks. Even the Cambridge UN soc.
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    (Original post by lavalse)
    oh wow thanks!!! you've inspired me. the emmanuel thing sounds quite good.

    the problem i have is finding time for everything! I procastrinate too much!!!!!
    Well don't join anything. Just get onto mailing lists and then pick off one off talks or discussions that look worth attending.
 
 
 
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