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YogiEdwards



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 12, 2008 4:46 pm    Post subject: Bristol people Reply with quote

Hi

Are there any folks in Bristol - whether involved in Transition or not - who are interested in getting together?

Actually I'm trying to get my head out of Transition right now and it would be be good to hook up with people with a less idealistic view of things.

Keith
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eatyourveg



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2008 1:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is an interesting statement.

I am currently wrestling with the thought of starting a Transition Town, but frankly, the thing that turns me off is the 'fluffiness' of those I have met who are involved. I couldn't put up with that. I'll tell it straight or not at all.

Not near you, but welcome.
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clv101
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2008 8:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Keith,

I'm at the Transition Conference atm and know what you mean. I'm also moving into Clifton next week, we'll catch up soon.

Chris
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YogiEdwards



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2008 12:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Didn't go to the Transition conference. Partly after the hippy positivity of Naresh & Sophy's Transition training last year, party due to Ben Brangwyn's snide comments about ASPO in the registration emails and partly because I don't think I could have contained myself from telling them things they don't want to hear.

...And don't get me started on the procrastination & ego politics within Transition Bristol.

In Transition Easton we've been operating pretty much independently. Decisions are made much more easily that way. Still the same old faces though.

I think time for ideological debate is over. Events are unfolding fast. Other means need to be explored to spur into action the great mass of people beyond the green fringe. Like having a media/political engagement strategy or appealing to people's pockets as the economic crisis unfolds.

Remember Transition is only one faction within the Peak Everything movement. The idea of starting a new organisation from scratch though is a daunting one.

Chris - it'll be good to talk.
Greg - I don't know whether you've ever up Bristol way.

Keith
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jonny2mad



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Im from weston super mare so only 26 miles from bristol, and yup the fluffyness puts me off but I find it hard to tell them that your more like to get mad max than a peaceful transition .
I may be wrong but Ive come across violent reactions from people who are just told that they may have to change the way they live and about peak oil, if it actually happens I see lots of violence and trouble
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leroy



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 4:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Bristol and WsM people,

How about that pint before the sky comes crashing down around us. Personally speaking, I am finding it a bit hard remaining operational when surrounded by the idiotic general response to what is going on at the mo, and would really appreciate some sane company for an evening.

Anyone got any favorite watering holes as a suggestion?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 4:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Watershed on the harbour side... lots of Organic ciders and ales.
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leroy



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good call Chris,

So who is up for it then? Next week sometime or on the weekend?
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YogiEdwards



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Am up for it.

During the week is not possible for me at the moment, as I work away. I'm in London too this coming weekend.

Friday 1st Aug perhaps.

Keith
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leroy



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

YogiEdwards wrote:
Friday 1st Aug perhaps.


Sounds good to me. Anyone else. Anyone from the Weston Chapter able to make it?
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clv101
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 12:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Presumably some of us will be heading off to Ken Neal's do on either Friday night or Saturday morning... I'm okay for Friday 1st.
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YogiEdwards



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2008 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep. I'm off to Ken Neal's Sat.

So is on for the Watershed bar Friday night.

8.30pm suits me better because I've got to get back from Surrey and grab something to eat first.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2008 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep. I'm off to Ken Neal's Sat.

So is on for the Watershed bar Friday night.

8.30pm suits me better because I've got to get back from Surrey and grab something to eat first.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2008 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

YogiEdwards wrote:
So is on for the Watershed bar Friday night.

8.30pm suits me better because I've got to get back from Surrey and grab something to eat first.


Great. Okay, see you at 8:30!
Who else is coming?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 1:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

8:30 this Friday. See y'all then.
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