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Bearback Mountain

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  1. Yup and I think there are some near me as I'm on a steep hill (valley). Also Calderdale, Hebden Bridge area quite a few

    In fact there are four story terrace nearby on the A616, but two terraces on top of one another., the back wall of the underdwelling set into the hillside.

    Steed, You live up the road from The Railway at Berry Brow I gather. If you like Rhythm and Blues live music go watch the band next Saturday night. I'll be there and will buy you a pint.

  2. I am based in Honley.

    I would say that Marsden, Slaithwaite, Linthwaite, Honley, Berry Brow is OK in some areas, Brockholes and anywhere including and near Holmfirth really. I cannot speak for others areas of Huddersfield apart from The Colne Valley and Holme Valley though. It seems that crime, violence and illicit behaviour is rampant everwhere these days. Someone get robbed with a hammer at The Top of Chapel Hill the other day.

    Also I was jumped in a toilet in a bar in town last year, a lad pretended to put a knife in back and demanded money whilst another lad pretending to wash his hands sneaked up and tried to stone cold knock me out. They didn't get anything from me fortunately as I move like a hawk ha ha ;-) . Depressing stuff I know.

  3. Agreed. The young generation are doing exactly what they've been told to do by their parents and grandparents - pass your exams, go to university, aspire to buy a house etc. etc. We have stood back and let the government and the corporations use the education system to pump their brains full of mush. Hell, we might even get a few of these kids to go and fight some pointless wars so that we can fill our 4x4s with cheap oil. Now the whole facade has come crashing down we blame the youngest people in society and, what's more, we expect them to pick up the bill not just for a few years but for a few decades. Our treatment of young people in Britain is disgusting yet all I see in the media is an obsession with 'hard-working families' (ie the Middle Aged) and hysteria about NHS and pension funding (as if the Boomers haven't bled society white already).

    True, they are practically following orders as we all do from our parents, It takes a lot of effort to actually cast your own thoughts when being influenced by your Mum or Dad who you look up to. It seems that middle Britain has been hollowed out good and proper. Even my Father who knows house prices are insane sometimes says just buy one, Even if they "fall a bit" you won't go wrong... I have to laugh, everyone is obsessed with houses.

    I'm not so sure I see much demonising of the young in society though (I'm 28), or maybe I just overlook it.

  4. 'House prices are stuck in the doldrums and that should make it a buyer's market - the problem is many of those buyers are struggling to find anything decent to buy.'

    Probably not what the author meant, but having had a look around, there is very little of decent quality and spaciousness that I would be willing to put down a fraction of a million pounds for..!

    Same here Mr Guitar Man. What are you looking to spend and roughly where if you don't mind me asking?.

  5. Was going to do a screengrab of the audience and then mark on who I thought the labour voters were and then mark on who booed for the tories and see if I was right but CBA.

    To be fair, there did seem to be a few rational thinkers in the audience. It might be the straight talking Yorkshire grit perhaps but mainly a few of the older end who have seen it all before seemed pretty clued up. However, I always seem to find that lecturers, teachers and public sector workers in general usually seem to be left leaning (for obvious reasons) and there was a fair few.

    It is the younger generation I feel we need to worry about. Those that are addicted to credit, have an insane sense of entitlement and have been brainwashed into thinking what are told to believe. What strikes me the most is the complete inability by the public sector workforce in general that they are being treat unfairly by having to work longer and contribute more. The fireman said he felt like a second class citizen. Getting to retire at 50 on a generous pension does not make you a second class citizen. I would argue that those that will be paying for a perfectly healthy man to retire around that age whilst working until 65+? themselves are the second class citizens.

    The Private and Public sector are out of kilter and must be set right. The public sector is a function of the private sectors wealth and must not bring it to it's knees.

  6. I was in the audience on QT last night and my thoughts are that as mentioned above the population still have no real idea about the mess we are in or how it came about. It also seems to me that people find it trendy to be left leaning and not rock the boat and the crowd were no exception.

    It feels like we have created a nation of Tory bashing drones who actually fail to try and understand any facts before booing and hissing, The Maggie Thatcher comment descended into booing as though it was popped from a can. The show really is a platform to quell the masses to make us feel like we have a voice, really it's just a pantomime. You could say Labour have succeeded in dumbing down the younger generation, it sure does feel that way to me.

  7. Does the govt's constant U-turning mean they are too frightened to tell the country that there really is no money left?

    This is great.

    I had the women from the BBC call up and when I mentioned the home buy question she basically said, oh do you not have anything from the Main Headlines of the week. I said yeah this is pretty big I would have thought and she seemed bemused almost as though I should be asking questions about Cheryl Cole or something. A joke.

  8. What about something like this.

    "The figures for housing benefit are staggering in the UK so instead of the government paying money over to private landlords why does the gevernment not introduce a housebuilding program which will in theory help kickstart the economy and also deflate house prices/rents to a level which will make us more competitive as a nation."

  9. The BBC would never pick that question as it's not "mainstream" enough. Needs to be snappier and in words that the people understand. Something like "the house price bubble of the last decade brought down banks and now governments, and continues to burden people with high living costs. what steps should be taken to ensure we don't start another bubble again?"

    Thanks for that.

  10. Hi Folks, a few ideas if you please.

    I would like to know what you think would be a good question to ask the Question Time Panel on Thursday. I need 2.

    First Idea....

    "With the obvious reason the country is in a dire mess being down to overinflated asset prices (houses) which brought the banks to thier knees. What steps going forward will we be taking take to make sure that it does not happen again."


    "Housing transactions have collapsed and there have been suggestions official home price data do not reveal the true extent of the real estate carnage."

    What more needs to be said with regard to the Spanish market?

    IMO we are doing much the same with the VIs reporting fractions of a percent drops when, on the ground, prices have probably dropped 10% this year already (they are certainly down by AT LEAST this much in my elbow of the forest).

    The indices must be majorly skewed along the lines somewhere, whether it the low approval numbers or London resiliance et al, but In Yorkshire, prices are probably 5-10 percent down this year. Also the housing stock I follow never had a rebound in house prices, they have been slowly dropping since the fall out from the banking crisis.

    Patiently waiting in the wings.

  12. Bang on. For some reason, benefits, and other moneys paid out to 'poor people', are not included as income. Conversely, when the luvvie lefties talk, the wages of those actually doing all the heavy lifting, are quoted before tax deductions.

    Dont forget all those other little things that make a difference too, like CSA payments, free school meals, from school courses, for those who have 'no income'. They make a big difference.

    If you actually compare the disposable income of those working and those on benefits, then you get a truer picture of who is poor and how isnt.

    And it seems to me reasonable, that if you dont work, and you dont contribute, then being poor is not an unfair outcome.

    I do have sympathy with those who generally cannot get work. Though from what I can see around me, most on benefits are working too, or they are just gaming the system. It has become so engrained that we get labour ministers defending it to the death.

    This has to change somehow. We gotta make things fairer, and get people back into work.

    Good observations, I might also add another few points.

    1: Those in work are more likely to save a few quid, in case times are hard/job losses etc.

    2: Those in work may have a private pension to pay into (isa's too etc).

    3: Those on Benefits are more likely to spend all their benefits each month knowing they have sweet FA to worry about.

  13. Has anyone else noticed that Brown/Labour all trot out the line "If you vote for the evil tories they will put the recovery at risk and we will have a double dip recession".

    We are most likely going to get that anyway, so why does no one tackle Brown on that and tell him that no matter what party gets in power that's the likely the outcome.

  14. Big numbers get bandied around these days like it's absolutely nothing.

    Those that bought only a few years ago in the normal days must be absolutely pissing themselves.

    "Please, please let me be then one that buy's your house for 2 and a half times what you paid for it. Let me clear your mortgage debt for you, So I eat beans on toast for the next 25 years.!!! Please, I don't want to miss out."

    Such Fools.

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