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A new social contract?

Ever since the beginning of humanity and the resultant societies we have formed social contracts that not only have been shaped by human nature but were also shaped by human nature. In this way, society evolved as we did from primitive anarchistic societies to full fledged capitalist democracies. Considering that from current psychological knowledge all consciousness is and therefore society in whole is just a large, complex and sometimes inefficient algorithm. So like all things that evolve we are nearing a moment of momentous change, we will slip into a dystopian world run by all powerful supercomputers for the benefit of a few, or will we seize this opportunity and create new systems and new rule books for our brave new world? Before we consider this weighty question we must first examine previous societies so we do not repeat the mistakes of the past.

What is discord? And why should i use it?

 

One of the best things about the pirate party UK is our openness. Imagine a pirate government where all cabinet meetings are live streamed. Where you could tell your MP what you thought of their speech as they did it. Where the MP worked for their constituents not fighting them. That would be accountable politics by the public for the public.

Some may say that this is impossible or that there is neither the capability nor the will for such a system. I argue differently. Since its conception, PPUK has undergone many changes from leadership to philosophy. However, I believe that the single most important event was our transition to discord.

That'll do Pirate, that'll do

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After a successful Pre-Election Live Blog on donations raised prior to the GE2017 snap election and the GE2017 crowdfunder, we recieved a total of £1474.77. Whew!

In a time where we've endured a Tory Government, facing cuts, cuts and more cuts, that is no small figure.

...but before I ramble on... I'd like to thank George Walkden, Paul Chaplin, Neil Bird, Jon Nielsen, Jason Halsey, Sam Mills and a large number of people wishing to remain anonymous.

Oh and I raised my piggy bank for a little something to donate along the way too.

I was recently told that in other to take part in democracy, we have a "pay to play" system, where the big parties have massive donors or union backers that allow them to fight any fight without worrying about the bill but Pirates, despite the slander that we simply want stuff for free, dig deep when it comes to making sure our voices are heard.

Who are asexuals? (submitted annonymously)

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This was sent in by a collaboration of asexual individuals who do not wish to be named, it is posted here to protect their identity the name of the account posted under is of no relevance

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Asexual, agender, a-romantic, demi-romantic, lith-romantic, skolio-romantic, homo-sensual, pan-sensual, fray sexual, gray-sexual, sex-averse, sex repulsed... Welcome to the confusing world of asexuality.

 

Do we need to start encrypting our bins?

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I bloody hope not! That would make taking them out even worse!

Yet Councils across the UK, most recently the Bridgend County Borough Council have "reformed" their recycling process, causing maximum discontent along the way, all the while being criticised for "not being as good as the Vale of Glamorgan", who do not operate such strict recycling, despite until recently both councils falling under Labour control, making Labour responsible for both recycling approaches.

Since films like Hackers (1995) we have been reminded that gathering data can sometimes be as simple as jumping in a dumpster or routing through a bin but now Councils are making it even easier to have a window into your private lives, for anyone in your street to see.

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