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4 hours ago, richmondtw said:

There is an epidemic of obesity in young people as so many eat rubbish and do no sport and for them I have zero sympathy.  

Not where I live, they all seem to be getting ripped/shredded and don't drink alcohol.

And seems to be getting passed down the year groups. My eight year old is practically vegetarian, refusing to eat meat more than once or twice a week. He loads on vegetables, and refuses to go near the Golden Arches.

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17 minutes ago, Mikhail Liebenstein said:

Not where I live, they all seem to be getting ripped/shredded and don't drink alcohol.

And seems to be getting passed down the year groups. My eight year old is practically vegetarian, refusing to eat meat more than once or twice a week. He loads on vegetables, and refuses to go near the Golden Arches.

Agree......there are plenty that do not drink or drink no longer, spend time keeping fit, quite addictive, and cooking and eating well, run, walk and cycle.....a growing number of people that no longer eat meat or very little meat.....a growing trend, has to be good for everyone's future.?

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On 27/06/2020 at 12:10, Killer Bunny said:

Clearly, many (most?) on here are not rational.  They are Socialists and Remainers.  I am quite serious.

I am glad someone brought up the Twitter account.  WTF (???!!!) don't HPC.co.uk / FUBRA execs use it?  I would RT it every day.  Don't they want more posters on their website?

Increasingly the case, unfortunately.

 

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1 hour ago, Mikhail Liebenstein said:

Not where I live, they all seem to be getting ripped/shredded and don't drink alcohol.

And seems to be getting passed down the year groups. My eight year old is practically vegetarian, refusing to eat meat more than once or twice a week. He loads on vegetables, and refuses to go near the Golden Arches.

I read that young men and boys are under extreme pressure to look a certain way (the Love Island look) and it’s taking a toll on their mental wellbeing. 

 

 

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49 minutes ago, Killer Bunny said:

What is? I said more than one thing.

Sorry, the first part.

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Clearly, many (most?) on here are not rational.  They are Socialists and Remainers.  I am quite serious.

.... Didn't used to be that way. 

 

Don't follow Twitter so I can't  comment on your second point anyway, but if you were pushing the site properly it would make sense to use social media platforms to attract traffic to the site.

 

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2 hours ago, Sour Mash said:

Don't follow Twitter so I can't  comment on your second point anyway, but if you were pushing the site properly it would make sense to use social media platforms to attract traffic to the site.

 

I would agree with this. Twitter seems to be the place where most of the political/economic discussion happens. I say discussion, it’s often more of a shouting match. A bit like the Brexit thread, but with more than 5 people screaming at each other. ?

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4 hours ago, PeanutButter said:

I read that young men and boys are under extreme pressure to look a certain way (the Love Island look) and it’s taking a toll on their mental wellbeing. 

 

I'm quite certain I also manage the Love Island look despite being 46 ?

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10 hours ago, ForGreatLager... said:

I would agree with this. Twitter seems to be the place where most of the political/economic discussion happens. I say discussion, it’s often more of a shouting match. A bit like the Brexit thread, but with more than 5 people screaming at each other. ?

On Twitter, I use Mute, often. My feed is relatively sound.

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44 minutes ago, PeanutButter said:

They’re ready for the pill.

 

 

Just thinking out loud, but I find it very interesting she asks that question in that order. I'd be more inclined to ask if the average salary is £34k, why is the average London house £475k. I think her phrasing shows how house prices are ingrained into minds as more important than salaries, and that house prices are somehow immovable. Her implied logic is that salaries have to rise, not house prices have to fall. 

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29 minutes ago, longgone said:

whats even sadder is 475k wont even buy you a decent house. 

Not in London.....even those born and bred no longer feel the need to stay living there....times they are a changing, s means to an end....all good things come to an end.;)

 

 

 

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The average price of a house is much higher - that £475k will barely get you a flat in much of London.

Of course we forget there is a lot of social housing in London - a third of all homes in some inner boroughs - and nearly a third of the population are on housing benefit.  Salary levels are academic to many of them as they get a huge state subsidy for their rent.

Much the same in the US - one guy who responded to her tweet showed what you get for 500k USD in Florida, Texas and Georgia vs New York.

 

https://twitter.com/Saamxox_/status/1281387578072195072/photo/4

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1 hour ago, MARTINX9 said:

The average price of a house is much higher - that £475k will barely get you a flat in much of London.

Of course we forget there is a lot of social housing in London - a third of all homes in some inner boroughs - and nearly a third of the population are on housing benefit.  Salary levels are academic to many of them as they get a huge state subsidy for their rent.

Much the same in the US - one guy who responded to her tweet showed what you get for 500k USD in Florida, Texas and Georgia vs New York.

 

https://twitter.com/Saamxox_/status/1281387578072195072/photo/4

Yes but wait until she hears the property taxes on those same houses :D

 

Hoenatly I feel as if the time is right to turn these sorts of conversations towards a HPC.

 

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3 hours ago, winkie said:

Not in London.....even those born and bred no longer feel the need to stay living there....times they are a changing, s means to an end....all good things come to an end.;)

 

 

 

Especially When the majority Of salaries are the same as the rest of the uk.

Makes no sense to stay, I do wonder why all these people work when they have nothing left at the end of the month after Bill's and rent.

Awful way to live.

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9 minutes ago, rantnrave said:

Should I know who this lady is?

Nah it’s just a random tweet that you can see has done numbers (44k likes). It means that life of people have seen it and agree with her. It’s actually not that easy to go viral this much as a nonentity. So her tweet is resonating with lots of people.

If HPC does lent have enough social media clout it’s because we don’t leap on this type of yoof tweet and make the links they can’t seem to make themselves. 

5 hours ago, Orb said:

Just thinking out loud, but I find it very interesting she asks that question in that order. I'd be more inclined to ask if the average salary is £34k, why is the average London house £475k. I think her phrasing shows how house prices are ingrained into minds as more important than salaries, and that house prices are somehow immovable. Her implied logic is that salaries have to rise, not house prices have to fall. 

Pertinent. People need to have their whole systems of thinking challenged. But she’s young, maybe she’s only ever known HPI.

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On 7/3/2020 at 6:14 PM, Mikhail Liebenstein said:

Not where I live, they all seem to be getting ripped/shredded and don't drink alcohol.

A very small percentage.  Obesity in young people is higher than it has ever been and is at epidemic proportions.

Diabetes among young people is at am all time high.  

Life expectancy for younger people is falling for the first time since the 1950's.

Sunday and Saturday football leagues report vastly dwindling numbers of teams.  

You do not see kids playing in a park anymore they are all at home playing PS4.

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On 11/07/2020 at 13:47, Orb said:

Just thinking out loud, but I find it very interesting she asks that question in that order. I'd be more inclined to ask if the average salary is £34k, why is the average London house £475k. I think her phrasing shows how house prices are ingrained into minds as more important than salaries, and that house prices are somehow immovable. Her implied logic is that salaries have to rise, not house prices have to fall. 

My first thought exactly...she has a very strange perspective.

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