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  1. Just curious, how much do you pay for that house, how much do you still owe the bank and how much do you earn? If you're willing to tell me, of course...
  2. Well, I too would be very generous with Bill Gates' money. When it comes to my own, I think 100k/year might be a bit too generous for someone like me. I can understand supporting one person who can't work, but I kind of think they wouldn't need that much - and it certainly doesn't feel like I'm using 100k in public services either, especially if I step outside and see the 120421 potholes that haven't been fixed in the past 5 years. It's nice the the council is increasing council tax to support older people - which are not related to me in any way whatsoever - though. If you rea
  3. ...I would rather not pay over 10% in tax, but that's just me.
  4. Oh. Where do you think they're getting the money from? Surely you don't think it's Boris paying those benefits from his own pocket? Do you think it's got anything to do with this? It kind of seems to me like I'm supporting two families (two families, not two people) and I'm not exactly sure why I supposedly owe them a living. No, I don't resent them, I don't hate them, I don't ... anything "them", but it's a bit difficult for me to be fan of forced socialism under the circumstances.
  5. I don't resent them. I just don't understand why everyone assumes that I owe them a living.
  6. What I'd like to know is why nobody takes into account the other option: 0 type of benefits. No UBI, no UC, nothing. Now, it's not that I hate anyone, because I don't. I just don't think that I owe anyone a living, that's all.
  7. Exactly what I was saying. People working with food banks go like "omg, it's shameful, the demand rises year on year". Well yeah, you're the ones creating the demand...
  8. I never suggested that either. All I said was that people use them because they (food banks) exist. You've got all the time in the world and you can either work for food or you can get it free of charge if you go through some hoops. Of course a lot of people are going to choose the free option - because it only costs time and time is what they've got. I don't envy them, I don't look down etc. What I'm saying is that food banks are the kind of "product" that create the demand. Child poverty was much higher, as example, before Tony Blair and food banks weren't a thing. Did ch
  9. Erm, two reasons: - someone has to pay you to do a job. Who? Councils etc are complaining about lacking funds. So... - some people on benefits CAN'T work (disabilities, sickness etc).
  10. Other people are free to have similar opinions. I don't see a problem with that. Getting a referral might be a problem for someone with a job and urgent things to so. When you don't work, though, it's not a big deal. You go and get one. Meh. You could see them there. I know people who work for banks...and they volunteer at food banks. But of course you won't see me there. Why would I queue for some tinned tomatoes when I can go and buy some at any supermarket if I really need some? What I'm saying is that people are going to use food banks simply because they exist and
  11. I don't read that rag. I actively avoid ever clicking on any link that leads there. It's got nothing to do with them.
  12. That would solve absolutely nothing, as it wouldn't even cover housing for a lot of people currently on benefits (it comes down to 833.(3)/month; that's LESS than what a lot of them are getting now and definitely LESS than what it costs to house some of them). It would only result in seeing real inflation for some real products, commonly used by the poor. As such, it would absolutely NOT guarantee "peace" or the "status quo". Nope. They'd still be skint, but this would also devalue our savings, since obviously who the hell would want to buy the pound when they're throwing away 10,000
  13. What, you've had time to post "but porn is ok" for one ******ing hour, but not time to read the case I highlighted - with a link - for a bloody minute? Riiiight. i.e don't say anything that might offend anyone. But we've got freedom of speech. Because we can watch porn. Got it.
  14. Well, I'm simply not young enough anymore to care about porn. I'm not a "oh, no, not me, I wouldn't watch that", I used to be quite interested in Aria Giovanni and Tania Russoff back in the day, but it's not what we're discussing here. We were discussing FREEDOM OF SPEECH. I showed you people getting fired and/or arrested in the UK over SAYING things - in one case, quoting Winston Churchill. You told me "blahblah, Supreme Court and EHCR, coppers don't know the law". Alright. So I showed you how the Supreme Court upheld Markus Meechan's conviction in the UK over teaching his
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