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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
  15. Unfortunately, I'm simply not interested in porn. Markus Meechan's conviction (I'm not a fan) was upheld by the Supreme Court recently (this is the guy who taught his girlfriend's pug (yes, a dog) to do what's supposedly a "nazi salute"). The fact that we can watch people (hopefully) f*cking does not change anything. There is NO freedom of speech in the UK. Anyone claiming otherwise should try leaving the house from time to time. You have the "freedom" to speak your mind, as long as it doesn't bother anyone. If it does, you're f*cked - and nobody's recording. As for the EC
  16. Are you saying that the ECHR would have ruled differently if the lady had been British? Would her European rights change then? Porn again? Really?
  17. Alright, but this lady went to ECHR and it upheld the sentence. https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.theatlantic.com/amp/article/574174/ Please explain.
  18. Which part of the following did you fail to understand? 2. The exercise of these freedoms, since it carries with it duties and responsibilities, may be subject to such formalities, conditions, restrictions or penalties as are prescribed by law and are necessary in a democratic society, in the interests of national security, territorial integrity or public safety, for the prevention of disorder or crime, for the protection of health or morals, for the protection of the reputation or rights of others, for preventing the disclosure of information received in confidence, or for maintaining th
  19. Please explain which breach of contract took place here, if you can. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-27186573 Please do not tell me that he was free to record a sexual act and sell the video, I really have no desire to see him - nothing personal, Mr Weston, if you're reading - having sex.
  20. Alright, I'll take your word for it. I don't know much about it and I'm not particularly interested in it. I am talking about freedom of SPEECH. You are talking about freedom of recording and replaying/displaying sexual acts. I don't mean to shut you down or anything, but I'm simply not interested in what happens with/to porn. I'm not 14 anymore. I showed you two people fired for having an opinion - in one case, years before getting fired, while he wasn't working for the government. I showed you a candidate arrested for "inciting racial hatred" by quoting Winston Churchill (who used
  21. Apologies, I'm not familiar with the porn debate and I'm not particularly interested in it either. Freedom of speech, on the other hand, is something that interests me (and probably should be of interest to everyone...)
  22. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-27186573 Proper freedom of speech, eh?
  23. It doesn't go anywhere. You get fired and every other employer stays the ****** away from you, too scared to hire you. That's the "Freedom of speech" we've got. Before this guy, there was another. Seriously, if you don't understand, just go to the office and tell your colleagues that you've got some weird opinion. I don't know, something negative about a specific racial/religious/sexual group. In order to speed up the delivery, make it an email and copy in various heads of departments* Let's see what your freedom of speech looks like, eh? *doesn't apply if you work
  24. There is no freedom of speech in the UK. It might exist on paper. It's hilarious to think you've got freedom of speech in a country where you get instantly arrested/fired/jailed for stating your opinion on certain subjects. Go and ask this guy about freedom of speech (I don't know him and don't give a damn about him). Bang. Fired. "Freedom of speech". Hilarious.
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