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I would like to hear what Gordon Brown has to say to this.

woops I forgot

He's more interested in preventing terrorists wrecking the UK

its a bit late though, he's already done it! :lol:

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Sky News is reviewing tomorrow's papers - is showing the Telegraph headlining the worst slump in the High Street since 1945.

Excellent news.

Let's get a bit of perspective back into society and start concentrating on what is important. People today need a lesson about what is important and what isn't

Important

Family

Children

Relationships

Morals and ethics

Self belief and confidence

The ability to improve oneself

Health

Happiness

Unimportant

4x4

Big Brother

Ipods

Playstations

5 bed detached houses with laminate flooring and a plastic conservatory

Plasma TV's

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Let's get a bit of perspective back into society and start concentrating on what is important. People today need a lesson about what is important and what isn't

Contentment is everything. If you can learn to be content then you have it cracked I think. Jealousy, avarice and resentment are to be avoided if it all possible. Except for entertainment value of course.

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Contentment is everything. If you can learn to be content then you have it cracked I think. Jealousy, avarice and resentment are to be avoided if it all possible. Except for entertainment value of course.

Here, here!

Who really needs a 5 bed detached unles you are the Waltons, in this day and age in my experience the only people buying this sort of property in my humble opinion are the 'really' professional couple who earn hundreds of thousands! Just look at Ascot and I guarentee you most of the million pound plus houses are being bought/built for couples with no children............a status symbol of what 'I've' achieved!!

Helps NO one............

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Here's the article...

'Nightmare on High St':

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml.../17/nshop17.xml

High street stores have suffered their worst start to the year since records were first kept in 1945.

[...snip...]

Philip Shaw, the chief economist at Investec, described the figures as staggeringly bad."

He said: "This is an extraordinarily weak report. We had concurred with the market consensus that sales would probably edge down from buoyant levels at Christmas by around 0.2 per cent but today's news came as a shock.

"Food store sales declined by 0.5 per cent and those in non-food stores by 1.9 per cent. Household goods stores suffered a huge three per cent drop."

The news will worry Gordon Brown, whose management of the economy is under growing attack.

Official figures this week showed that unemployment rose by 8.7 per cent in the past year, the biggest jump for 13 years. The number of bankruptcies rose last year to a record level, while industrial performance has fallen to the lowest level in a decade.

Economists laid most of the blame for the high street depression on the mountain of debt taken on by households. It emerged this week that for the first time the £1,158 billion owed by families is greater than the country's annual economic output.

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What do you mean since 1945 ?

i keep being told house prices are going up faster then i can earn money :lol: and inflation is only 2% :lol: and we are only letting in 120,000 immigrants a year :lol: and if i keep paying NI i will get looked after in my old age :lol:

best one is about only haveing 1m unemployed :lol::lol:

some people believe any crap they are told if it comes from government :lol::):rolleyes::)

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Things that help to make me content / happy.

Travel and seeing new places.

Working less.

Seeing more of partner. (and children if I had any)

Living in a nice environment.

Going out.

Most of these cost money. England can be a pretty depressing place if you can't afford to get out and see it or socialise with friends. I for one would be happier and more content on double my income and less happy on half my income.

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Browns Pink tie charm offensive could yet back fire big time as he is accused of taking his eye off the economic ball

Edited by Riser

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Excellent news.

Let's get a bit of perspective back into society and start concentrating on what is important. People today need a lesson about what is important and what isn't

Important

Family

Children

Relationships

Morals and ethics

Self belief and confidence

The ability to improve oneself

Health

Happiness

Unimportant

4x4

Big Brother

Ipods

Playstations

5 bed detached houses with laminate flooring and a plastic conservatory

Plasma TV's

I don't know, plasma TV's and laminate flooring are fairly important - next to health maybe...

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I don't know, plasma TV's and laminate flooring are fairly important - next to health maybe...

I've never understood the importance of plasma TVs.

You can buy a decent quality large TV for less than 1/2 the price of the cheapest brand plasma of the same size. Picture quality is often worse on cheaper plasmas.

What do I get for all that money?? A TV that is about a foot less deep.... woo hoo I'll just get my coat and run down to dixons to snap one up. :lol::lol:

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I've never understood the importance of plasma TVs.

I take it you are not married? Not in a long-term relationship? Or are you married to one of a handful of sensible women who do not indulge in peer pressure from girlie friends? :P

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Sky News is reviewing tomorrow's papers - is showing the Telegraph headlining the worst slump in the High Street since 1945.

And the Bank of England are not planning on reducing interest rates. Oh dear!!!!!!

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Good grief - news flash now on the TV.

Government is to bring in a law enforcing that everyone buys a new kitchen every 6 months and every room in your home has to have one giant plasma screen TV! Those who fail to comply will face tough penalties. Economy sorted! :blink:

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I've never understood the importance of plasma TVs.

You can buy a decent quality large TV for less than 1/2 the price of the cheapest brand plasma of the same size. Picture quality is often worse on cheaper plasmas.

What do I get for all that money?? A TV that is about a foot less deep.... woo hoo I'll just get my coat and run down to dixons to snap one up. :lol::lol:

Plasma and LCD picture quality is much superior. When HDTV comes out it really will set the standards.

Average life time of a plasma is 35000 hrs and LCD 60000 hrs.

But I wouldn't get one from Dixons - plenty of bargains online

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Browns Pink tie charm offensive could yet back fire big time as he is accused of taking his eye off the economic ball

Oh I soooo hope so, he's lining himself up for a fall.

My scenario is: If unemployment keeps going up at the rate it is it could well reach 2million by the end of this year - once that happens the newspaper ed's will hang him out to dry and start asking questions about whether he should of been doing his job instead of pretending to be the PM and where is his economic miracle now.

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Plasma and LCD picture quality is much superior. When HDTV comes out it really will set the standards.

Average life time of a plasma is 35000 hrs and LCD 60000 hrs.

But I wouldn't get one from Dixons - plenty of bargains online

Why not just go without a TV? I did it for a couple of years and hope to do it again soon.

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Plasma and LCD picture quality is much superior. When HDTV comes out it really will set the standards.

Average life time of a plasma is 35000 hrs and LCD 60000 hrs.

But I wouldn't get one from Dixons - plenty of bargains online

LCD (awful picture in non-HD IMHO) and Plasma will be going very cheap after Canon and Toshiba release the latest TVs with SED technology. They combine the best of CRT for quality and LCD for efficiency. Use less than 1/3rd of the power of Plasma.

http://pcworld.about.com/news/May312005id1...tm?terms=bet+tv

SED TVs can produce pictures as bright as those of CRT TVs and without the slight time delay sometimes associated with LCD TVs, according to proponents of SED. The technology uses as little as two-thirds the power that plasma panels use, according to Toshiba and Canon, which have been developing the technology since the 1990s.

In a few years we will start to see TVs with the same quality as existing CRTs!

Edited by Realistbear

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I take it you are not married? Not in a long-term relationship? Or are you married to one of a handful of sensible women who do not indulge in peer pressure from girlie friends? :P

Hey ...I'm a woman and my TV cost me £90 from ASDA :):)

My sister split up from her partner about 12 months ago. Relationship finally came to a head because of ...guess what???? A Plasma TV.

Now obvioulsy this wasn't the only problem in their relationship but HE insisted on a plasma TV. SHE didn't want one. Every time I went to her house she used to point to it and say "Have you seen the size of it, it just takes up too much space. All he ever wanted was a Plasma TV blah blah blah"

The crunch came when he wanted brackets to put it on the wall. I seem to remember something along the lines of ..."F*ck off and take your plasma TV with you"

Not all girlies are subject to peer pressure.

Now if you talking about one of those double american fridge/freezer things I could be swayed :lol::lol:

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I would like to hear what Gordon Brown has to say to this.

woops I forgot

He's more interested in preventing terrorists wrecking the UK

its a bit late though, he's already done it! :lol:

:lol::lol::lol:

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RealistBear is right, anyone buying a LCD/Plasma now, quite possibly in 12months+ time be tempted all over again to grab one of the SED models that is far better, and wish they waited. By then credit might be a lot tighter :D

Why spend a fortune on a LCD/Plasma when a crt almost the same size can be had for a fraction of the price, and often far better picture quality on SD broadcasts.

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i had only a 14 inch portable tv that i bought second hand for 15 pouns for the last 8 years, then i thought i would like freeview as its more channels and no cost.

out i went bought the box only to find my tv was so old that it was not compatible with the freeview box.So with great reluctance i headed the same day back out to asda and purchased a 20inch tv for 69 pounds.

does the job perfectly

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