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    Default *** Rescue the London Stone !!!!

    can't believe Dissensus has no London Stone thread?
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/4997470.stm
    http://www.themodernantiquarian.com/...don_stone.html

    anyway, apparently the stone is under threat
    http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/standa...-stone-move.do

    Have done an e-petition about it, apparently you have to wait 7 days before it's live.. i'll post the address and you all pass it on too everyone you know ok?

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    Hasn't it already moved once from its original place?

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    Quote Originally Posted by IdleRich View Post
    Hasn't it already moved once from its original place?
    Yep, several times. I don't really see the problem as long as it's moved carefully and not very far, and put somewhere people can still see it. It could hardly be in a humbler and less conspicuous spot than it is now.

    Last year I was in that part of town one evening and decided on a whim to have a look at the thing, since I'd just written a story about it. I was having a pint in The Bell just around the corner and texted my girlfriend about the weird little monolith - turned out she'd just been reading about it online, which was kind of cool.
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    Lob it in a skip for all I care.

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    Now this is a monolith


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    Quote Originally Posted by HMGovt View Post
    Now this is a monolith

    A rock?!?! On the MOON!?!

    *mind blown*
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    Quote Originally Posted by HMGovt View Post
    Now this is a monolith

    moonmining!!!

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    ok all here's the petition
    sign it & pass it on!

    http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/28200

    With 100 days to go til the election of a new Mayor, London's oldest relic is under threat. Which candidate even cares about this long-neglected symbol of London's vigour that has survived countless milliennia in the centre of the city? For eons Londoners venerated the stone and believed that London's prosperity depended on it. Now it is stuck in a wall on cannon street, facing eviction or demolition at the hands of property developers. This petition is for the London Stone to receive the respect and protection it deserves. It should be reinstated as proud and prominent symbol of this 21st century megacity.

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    Signed.
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    so far then that makes 3 big votes (3rd was my friend H), Dissensus hype machine firing on all cylinders

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    Wow, the power of the dissensus online campaigning machine has overturned centuries of neglect and reinstated the LS into a righteously prominent status,

    https://www.theguardian.com/science/...n-show-at-last

    Planning permission has been granted for ... a special raised plinth so that the artefact can be viewed by the public. During the building works, it is hoped that London Stone will be displayed in the Museum of London for about 20 months from late spring.
    well done all, it was a long haul and a hard slog but we made it!

    dissensus meetup & make appropriate sacrificial offerings when it's reinstalled, anyone?

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    Well done Sufi! Yeah, I'd be up for that.
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