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  1. i have mixed thoughts about what Freud had said. The words were wrong "not worth" etc but I think he had a point. No matter if we like it or not "disabled" people will find it much harder to find employment in the competative market sector, why take the chance?. There is a large part of the group we classify as "disabled" who are capable of doing numerous jobs as well as a so called non disabled person but there is a proportion of people who are not capable without support to do "useful" work. It is this latter group I think could some how be able to have the chance of contributing to society
  2. I do not think anybody noticed your reply. You are right. NICS and PAYE are just put together in the pool as "general taxation". I thought everybody, or nearly everybody, understood this. The lack of knowledge on this forum is not in isolation as I have had to explain this to several people. It is time that NI is at least given a new name (as recently proposed by some conservatives) or even better still integrated into PAYE (as UKIP propose) Currently lower end tax is 44% (20% paye 11% employees NI 13% EMPLOYERS) People who earn over 50,000 only pay 40% tax and over 150,000 45% tax. It is
  3. Seriously ? Everyone pays tax What even babies or toddlers before they can talk? How could this happen? Crazy people on this forum. Discussing this issue with more knowledgeable people it seems the best age is at your 40th birthday and with at least a fair period of time living in the country (10 to 20 years). There were some that argued that those in their thirties should have the same voting rights, these people were normally in their 20s 30s. Older people seem to understand. There seems to be a paranoia that older people have a vested interest in keeping younger people in povety etc.
  4. I made the mistake of reading your post before checking who wrote it. I totally disagree on just about everything you post, BUT You really do have the obvious answer. If we get rid of all the dogma and move away from the "dream" of nearly everyone owning their own home in the UK then it has to be the only logical solution. The Thatcher dream was a very good policy indeed, at the time but the situation now is different and much worse all due to other policies made at the time and subsequently. FACTS (some #@';s will disagree) 1. There is a critical shortage of homes in the UK especially a
  5. There are always paradoxes Over the years I have listened to what Frank Fields has said and seen what he has done. My conclusion is that he is a very great asset to this country in every way. I believe that he is an honest person with a high level of integrity who is truly in politics for the good of the country. He is courageous enough to change his mind when he gets more facts or thinks a little deeper. I find myself agreeing with much of what he says and where I disagree always take note of his point. If I was in his constituency I would have to vote for him even although I am diametrical
  6. +1 on both the above posts I would say I am economically right wing in the broader sense, and see state welfare/hand-outs/benefits as a safety net option only, although I do think charities should be allowed to do more and should be encouraged as they do what they do out of conviction not because they have to. BUT The age group that need more support and understanding than any other is the 16 to 21 (maybe up to 25 in my view and maybe from 12/13) It is not just a matter of economical help, although this is vital for independence, but to give these young people a sense of self-worth, self
  7. .Thinking what this tells us about banks in the Eurozone They have very little reserve They are not lending this limited reserve What this tells us about ECB They are desperate They are taking unpresidented action on such a scale What is likely to be results of this negative interest rate. All (or close to all) deposites with the ECB disappear Money moves out of the Eurozone (will it ever return) Banks come under increased pressure for capitalization. Countries/banks fail A much bigger crisis. Possible short term increase in asset prices with the more volatile cash Does thev ECB k
  8. lol You know what she probably still would.
  9. If you need to ask you obviously are not scared World populations (these are best guestimates by experts) Billions year how long to achieve previous billion 1 1804 all time before 2 1927 130 years 3 1960 33 years 4 1974 14 years 5 1987 13 years 6 1999 12 years 7 2011 12 years as @ Aug 1st 2014 7.25 bi
  10. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geography_of_England Under Human geography
  11. Does anyone find these figures frightening? or is it just me. England land use. The total land area of England is 129,720 km². Crops and fallow land accounts for 30% of the land area, grasses and rough grazing 36%, other agricultural land 5%, forest and woodland 8%, and urban development 21% This can not be sustainable. But how long before there are major problems. Conversley in Guyana with Forest and Woodland making up over 90% and pasture of just 6% there is neglible urbananisation with population of 765,283 Land area 214,970 pop. density less than 4 per km2 (England around 400 per km2)
  12. Sorry for delay in coming back to you. Only just re-read thread. I do not quite understand what you mean by "actually go wrong over the years?" But wiring should be rechecked especially very old wiring. The very old rubbery type of 40 years ago should be replaced ASAP as it can cause fires/electrocution as it will have broken down over time. Likewise the stuff that was around just 20 to 30 years ago is now in a brittle state and should be considered as dangerous. There are still a large proportion of homes with wiring over 20 years old! You will not find out until 1. You have a survey d
  13. What you say is interesting i have been involved with construction all my life, and yes I have rewired my own house etc and you are right in that many of these rules are silly BUT "you" do need to know what you are doing. I find it funny (well annoying really) there are so many tv programmes on DIY building work some of which is not that simple but very few on DIY health or DIY legal etc. I added a few extra power points and put in a new shower to our house. After getting the floor up I realised all the extra work that was needed and the dangerous condition it was in. 2 of the double socket
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