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#1 200p

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 06:11 AM

18yr old was interviewed and he had to use a food bank when he was made redundant with no money. He was upset because he is a young man that likes to "stand on his own two feet". I think he might have cried if the camera was on for longer.

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 06:16 AM

18yr old was interviewed and he had to use a food bank when he was made redundant with no money. He was upset because he is a young man that likes to "stand on his own two feet". I think he might have cried if the camera was on for longer.


Free food, fill yer boots! I love how the people in this story are labelled scroungers.

Scroungers bullied foodbank staff to hand over provisions

A GROUP of scroungers have resorted to intimidation to obtain groceries from the emergency Camborne-Redruth Foodbank.

They have scared staff at agencies into handing over vouchers for food they were not entitled to.

The foodbank, stocked by donations from local people, is feeding up to 50 families a week.

The Rev Mike Firbank, rector of Camborne, said: "The foodbank is providing a service which is becoming more and more necessary."

Yet a gang of up to 20 people verbally abused staff at two distribution centres and frightened them into handing over six weeks' worth of food vouchers.

"We have discovered that this group have done the rounds of foodbanks in west Cornwall.

"They start with a sad story but it then turns into an aggressive tirade of verbal abuse and emotional tactics.

"When you have as many as 20 people and there's just one or two support workers, their presence is very intimidating.

"We know who they are, they have been spoken to by the police and given a final warning. If there is a repeat they will be arrested."

Mr Firbank wanted food donors to know the problem had been dealt with. "We have changed our procedures to make sure this cannot happen again.

"It's disappointing because these people don't need the food but there are an increasing number who do.

"The foodbank is desperately needed and this year will be far worse for local families than last year. We are now getting people from a middle-class background who suddenly find themselves on benefits and not knowing how to make it stretch."

The foodbank will feed families for a maximum of three weeks as by then they should have received assistance from statutory agencies.

Mr Firbank said a few agencies had been handing out food vouchers without providing support but this had now been put right.

He added: "We don't want people to stop donating food because it's obvious the need for the foodbank is becoming ever more critical.

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 06:22 AM

They have scared staff at agencies into handing over vouchers for food they were not entitled to.

That is exactly what happened in "Noah's Castle". The full series is not available on Youtube unfortunately, but probably available through a torrent (I bought the DVD).

Here's some clips

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 06:33 AM

a group of twenty..KNOWN to Police, terrorise indeed conspire and then RIOT to obtain criminally goods they are not entitled to...and the police only SPEAK to them?

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 06:44 AM

I'd never heard of Noah's Castle. The plotline sounds like a goldbug's wet dream.

TO YOUR average politically disinterested 1970s child, only two social phenomena provided sources of real terror. Nuclear Armageddon, of course, was up there at number one. Joining it slightly lower down the night terror pecking order was an altogether more mundane spectre: “prices”. These two sources of consternation couldn’t have been less alike. While atomic holocaust was enormous and vivid, inflation was fiddly and hard to understand, but the escalating cost of a Curly Wurly was a clear and present danger. So what seemed like an insanely counter-intuitive idea – making a futuristic children’s drama out of the stuff of pie charts and percentages and humorous Richard Stilgoe numbers – was actually a sound move from Lewis Rudd’s low budget mavericks at Southern’s children’s department.

The dateline is our old favourite, an unspecified near future which studio accountants will be pleased to know looks exactly like today. The air is thick with unease. Fuzzy transistor radios buzz at the breakfast table with the latest OPEC worries, rubbish piles up in the streets, and the price of a tin of PAL is frankly unbelievable. Sternly moustachioed, self-made shoe shop manager Norman Mortimer, head of the solidly upper middle class Mortimer household and played with zeal by the reptilian DAVID NEAL in a militaristic register somewhere between Maurice Bronson and Keith off Nuts in May, has seen the writing on the wall. He hikes his brood off to a country manor house he’s bought, stuffed with carton upon carton of the finest cash-’n'-carry produce money can still just about buy, there to sit out the ensuing social calamity in Angel Delight-fuelled security. (It’s a sign of the times that the tins of Bartlett pear halves, rather than the Portland stone des. res., are seen as the major investment.)


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Posted 26 April 2012 - 06:46 AM

all through this 'we're not in a double dip' gubbermint/BBC/MSM effort,you only had to open your eyes to see the shuttered up pubs,shops and factories and the queues in aldi to know all was not well.GDP growth is a much manipulated indicator of economic health.


Really? It must be different in your town. The only thing I'm seeing is pubs closing and that's usually down to landlords' inability to make a living due to excessive lease costs and the price at which they have to buy their drinks from the brewery.
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Posted 26 April 2012 - 06:53 AM

Really? It must be different in your town. The only thing I'm seeing is pubs closing and that's usually down to landlords' inability to make a living due to excessive lease costs and the price at which they have to buy their drinks from the brewery.


reporters fail to report real news until there is a headline.

food banks didnt just appear yesterday.
the recession didnt happen yesterday.
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Posted 26 April 2012 - 08:46 AM

So a load of people are starving whilst a load of others are happy to self-serve themselves out of hunger?
Whoever you are, I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 09:14 AM

TO YOUR average politically disinterested 1970s child, only two social phenomena provided sources of real terror. Nuclear Armageddon, of course, was up there at number one. Joining it slightly lower down the night terror pecking order was an altogether more mundane spectre: “prices”.


Evidently written by someone who wasn't a child at the time. I was!

Nuclear armageddon was a much-faded threat by then. It was much more a spectre of our parents generation: those who had seen the 1950s/60s when the cold war was advancing.

And prices were also the concern of our parents, since they were the ones who had to provide for us. If you have no money then prices are neither here nor there.

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 12:43 PM

They have scared staff at agencies into handing over vouchers for food they were not entitled to.

That is exactly what happened in "Noah's Castle". The full series is not available on Youtube unfortunately, but probably available through a torrent (I bought the DVD).

Here's some clips



That was a brilliant show - I loved it when I was a kid. Probably contributed to my 'inflationist' expectations from the current crisis :-)

Anyway, didn't realise you could now buy it on DVD so I have placed an order, thanks for the heads up!

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 12:59 PM

I always wondered why Camborne house prices, compared to other parts of Cornwall so reasonable.
Good links to the A30, the lovely St Ives coastline and countryside.
Like Wales is it lack of employment, mundic, outsiders buying property & dumping town for problem families?
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Posted 26 April 2012 - 01:08 PM

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 01:44 PM

I always wondered why Camborne house prices, compared to other parts of Cornwall so reasonable.
Good links to the A30, the lovely St Ives coastline and countryside.
Like Wales is it lack of employment, mundic, outsiders buying property & dumping town for problem families?


If you live in Cornwall you usually want to live by the sea and beaches so the coastal towns are the more expensive.

Camborne / Redruth are good for jobs but many people doing them live elsewhere because they can afford to. CamRed are the ex-mining towns without much going for them. They're not actually that bad and both have nice bits but people in general don't choose to live there if they can afford elsewhere, hence cheap houses.
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Posted 26 April 2012 - 06:12 PM

They use a Food Stamp swipe card at Walmart/Supermarket for food. It could work here. Although nearly 1/3 of Americians are on food stamps now :o

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 06:15 PM

More Labour propaganda from the BBC. Those nasty cuts.

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