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prodigal sheeple

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  1. I had a go at getting the message across. As facts and logical arguments tend to make the audience's eyes glaze over I tried a slightly different approach, using rock music videos, and a back story claiming that the bankers are part of an intergalactic ponzi scheme. Unfortunately I created a story that no-one wants to hear. That is the difficulty. Whether you try to explain clearly and rationally, or you adopt a more bat-shit crazy approach, people just don't want to know. Still, it's better to have fought and lost than not have fought at all, so come on HPC'ers, once more into the breach.
  2. If the conservatives win, there will almost certainly be an attempt to form a breakaway remainer party. This party will be just as bad as the others regarding house prices and rents. Is there even one current MP who gets it? How do you influence politicians who think the problem is the solution. Rip it up and start again.
  3. Jezza might come very close. Maybe close enough for a coalition govt. He is probably going to do well enough to hang on to the Labour party should he lose the election. My prediction is a narrow conservative victory, a breakaway moderate remainer party formed from the ashes, and a very left wing labour party.
  4. 80% pay cut. Zero hours contract. In spite of delivering an outstanding performance. Main income is now political betting. Much more secure employment than a zero hours contract. No tax. Only problem is not getting too greedy and getting your accounts limited.
  5. Nomadic Stone Age Humans lived in an age of abundance with a very short working week. Nobody had a 9 to 5 day job. Social capital was more valuable than material wealth. Any attempts at imposing a hierarchy failed miserably, until the invention of agriculture. After the invention of agriculture, human height shrank by 6 inches or more. Life spans halved. Progress? For 3,000 years the first stone age towns maintained their egalitarian social systems. All of them collapsed. Once people had jobs and lived in towns only hierarchical societies flourished. Now we are about to become a workless society, like our ancestors in the stone age, can any hierarchical system survive? Is the collapse of our financial and govt institutions a symptom of the workless society? Have the elites shot themselves in the foot?
  6. Not any more. Residential moorings now have to pay council tax and VAT on your mooring fees. The govt has noticed how many people have moved onto the water. They have to close of that escape route otherwise people will be leading happy fulfilling lives even on a low income.
  7. I used to work at Fords, Dagenham back in 1978. My wages were nearly £200 a week for an unskilled, slightly monotonous job, house prices <£10,000 for a nice family home. I doubt whether I shall earn that much again unless I find full time employment. So much for 40 years of 'progress'.
  8. Thanks for the advice on the legality of zero hour contracts. That is something I will look into. My position is not helped by having savings. With interest rates as low as they are I get very little benefit from my savings. But if I had no savings I would receive approx £100 a week in universal credit and my rent paid, on top of my small wage. I am booking a session at the citizens advice bureau as I suspect I would be substantially better off without any savings. Any suggestions on the best way to blow your stash. I might as well go out in style.
  9. I'm on zero hours contract. My hours have fallen from 18 hours a week two years ago, to three hours a week. Not enough to live on or claim tax credits. If I leave my job because I cannot afford to eat I will be benefit suspended for leaving a job voluntarily. Welcome to the future.
  10. This. All the peer to peer sites have seen interest rate falls of 2 to 3 per cent in the last few months. Some have had to completely change their business models.There's a lot of money coming into what used to be regarded as risky investments.
  11. Went as high as 9/1. Any views on next country to exit?
  12. 1) Pick up winnings from Ladbrokes 2) Place winnings on next country to leave EU. 3) Repeat
  13. Thank God I'm not the only one. Although at the same time. it drives me crazy with jealousy knowing that another human being shares my insane passion for Ms Legarde. I once had a crush on Diane from the TV series 'V' so maybe there is some kind of connection.
  14. I'm with you on this one, with the exception of Ms Legarde. I'm afraid I find her strangely attractive and if she asked me to jump, my only question would be "how high?"
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