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  1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjcLo6NYca0&feature=player_detailpage
  2. You could also say that the people totally wasted their time and resources rearing those disloyal, useless children. Imagine if you put the money and effort you lavish on the sprog in a pension instead, as many people are doing nowadays, and the result is: no younger generation, no quality of life for the never born, and about the same old rip-off for the final generation as if happening now. Either way, no matter what you do, there is not going to be a pension of any shape or form for anyone in 20 years time, those who have a house find it'll be worth next to nothing and what's left will
  3. This delightful little audio book from 2 centuries ago contains amazingly contemporary advice as to how to make (and keep) money. Nothing in there is rocket science, but it's timeless good sense and rock solid advice -- if P.T. Barnum had lived today, he would be a HPC poster and a great one at that. I raise my glass full of homebrewed Lollo Rosso to the man!
  4. Original: http://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/soziales/0,1518,761136,00.html Translation: http://translate.google.com/translate?js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&sl=de&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.spiegel.de%2Fwirtschaft%2Fsoziales%2F0%2C1518%2C761136%2C00.html Who'd have thunk it? No doubt the Germans will all now sing this song and enjoy their hangover from 'Greek Wine':
  5. But in China, they live on £1 a day, so, £1000 is clearly super rich in your world. Well, all the rich people on the dole also are simply spending their money like a drunk sailor. Remember, in China, they live on £1 a day, so there is a good argument here for bringing the dole in line with a real paupers' budget . But, you just said they only needed to be thrifty in order to be rich again? And £1000 is rich, remember China! Ah, so, their 2x national average income is actually nothing and they are NOT rich? I'm confused now. (Ok I clam up now with my China joke, but consider it
  6. So, you're saying that someone on £1000 a month is not having any problems then either? After all, in China people live on £1 a day so... £1000 is RICHES, so no-one in the UK is actually poor... And it's not a god given right to worry about £100, you're missing the point here by a mile -- if you're making £3700 a month and you're in trouble, £100 isn't much of a sum and if that is tight... it's not a good scene. Sure, you can downsize, but the point is, that what you think is 'rich' no longer is rich. If you can't afford the heating bill, you're a pauper, no matter what the Monopoly scor
  7. You're confusing being foolish with being substantially poorer than they were. Their thrift is not the issue here, the problem is that even guys like that are starting to feel the pinch. Fact is, those kind of people should not even have to think about £100, but they do, now think of what that implies about people who earn less than those lucky guys who are finding that even with £3700 they are just about treading water? A bit like when people here realised first that to buy a frigging hovel you need to win the lottery :angry: You can of course rent and stop complaining about high house
  8. If people who earn as much as they do are in enough trouble to worry about heating bills, then think what people with less money are experiencing... And some people here remind me of the two budgerigars I used to keep in a cage -- stick a couple of pieces of cucumber in and they'd go round and round picking, pecking and bullying the other off the current cucumber, each thinking that the other guy has the better piece.
  9. That explains a few things, like sugar costing 2x the price in Poland and the shops at the Polish-German border being bought empty by Polish folks who are hamstering sugar like in the bad old times.
  10. Ban the papers from boring us to tears with useless mega hysteria over the nuclear problems whilst ignoring the real issues.
  11. http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2011/apr/01/jobcentres-tricking-people-benefit-sanctions Dyslexic people are not analphabets, they can read and write, just a little slower and they make some minor mistakes as they go along. It's a pain in the neck to be afflicted with, but not insurmountable, and lots of dyslexics earn degrees. So it's quite right to sanction them if they claim that searching for a job is beyond them and refuse to deal with written searches. Besides that, if you're really stuck, the local wino will read the stuff to you if you 'fuel' him enough, if no-one else has the t
  12. Well, until I saw the 1st of April date flash by as I opened the topic, I actually didn't put it past the EU to come up with this crazy idea at all! It's a sad sign of the times when you're relieved that it's just a Aprils fools joke instead of as usual, real policy made by a real life fool in charge. EDIT: it just occurred to me that you could probably 'buy' just such a April fool from an EU MP directly: http://www.alter-eu.org/fr/press-releases/2011/03/27/transparency-and-ethics-reforms-must-include-full-disclosure-and
  13. It might help if you read the original post this was in reply to. The one where he equated all Brits with a few antisocial chavs and concluded that the entire nation was a bunch of drunks/teenage baby factories that don't deserve a life, let alone a country. So I pointed out that every nation has it's share of ugly, annoying losers (aka the underclass) and that the Brits are no different to every other nation in the world here. Regards eradicating the 'underclass' -- most of those folks are already doing all they can to die young and leave a horrid corpse, and yes, I think they should be er
  14. Dude, you simply spewed hateful garbage, not the truth. As for the UK being the worst in Europe -- you speak any other languages? Read their papers? Guess what? They too are told they are the scum of the earth, and get nannied just the same way about drinking, eating, fornicating, being lazy and useless and about their culture being worthless. All we can say is that 'the underclass' in general has bad habits wherever they are ... kind of by definition, because they are well, err... the underclass and most of us don't really care about them at all, no matter where we are: the UK, India
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