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Forum: Politics Today, 13:42
Replies: 748
Views: 16,501
Posted By Raring_to_go
That was exactly my own thoughts until I was...

That was exactly my own thoughts until I was subjected to a culture shock when I went to work in Saudi Arabia at short notice.

It was even worse because I entered Saudi Arabia during the month of...
Forum: Politics 20-04-2014, 22:45
Replies: 671
Views: 16,600
Posted By Raring_to_go
I totally agree....

I totally agree....
Forum: Politics 20-04-2014, 22:35
Replies: 671
Views: 16,600
Posted By Raring_to_go
Who would believe that there are millions of...

Who would believe that there are millions of pensioners just like myself who are living quite comfortably with no mortgage to pay and also there are millions of pensioners just like my mum who are...
Forum: Politics 20-04-2014, 09:57
Replies: 671
Views: 16,600
Posted By Raring_to_go
That is an excellent response, it gives ...

That is an excellent response, it gives justification for extending travel concessions beyond the relatively wealthy pensioners.
Forum: Politics 20-04-2014, 09:51
Replies: 671
Views: 16,600
Posted By Raring_to_go
Well actually the aging process is never far from...

Well actually the aging process is never far from my thoughts in fact it is what prompts my to indulge in a little extravagance that I can afford before it is too late.
Forum: Politics 20-04-2014, 09:42
Replies: 671
Views: 16,600
Posted By Raring_to_go
There is more justification for giving young folk...

There is more justification for giving young folk travel concessions than what there are for old people.
Forum: Politics 19-04-2014, 10:06
Replies: 671
Views: 16,600
Posted By Raring_to_go
You can not be serious, do you want everyone to...

You can not be serious, do you want everyone to use public transport.

Does it mean I have to give up the Merc and use my ďfreeĒ bus pass.....:o
Forum: Politics 19-04-2014, 09:57
Replies: 671
Views: 16,600
Posted By Raring_to_go
Itís actually a nice little earner for the bus...

Itís actually a nice little earner for the bus companies especially when a lot of rich pensioners who use "free" bus passes can well afford to pay for their own transport.

Itís just not good...
Forum: Politics 17-04-2014, 08:56
Replies: 252
Views: 6,702
Posted By Raring_to_go
I think itís reasonable to assume that a lot of...

I think itís reasonable to assume that a lot of folk will realise that if they can get their food for free the will be able to afford the latest smartphone.
Forum: Politics 16-04-2014, 11:08
Replies: 748
Views: 16,501
Posted By Raring_to_go
If there is the remotest possibility that the...

If there is the remotest possibility that the faith of Islam is being imposed on none Muslims then it should be resisted with the utmost vigour.

That is my belief for what itís worth.
Forum: Politics 16-04-2014, 09:15
Replies: 748
Views: 16,501
Posted By Raring_to_go
One is prompted to ask Google.

One is prompted to ask Google.
Forum: Politics 15-04-2014, 10:20
Replies: 671
Views: 16,600
Posted By Raring_to_go
The free bus pass scheme should not be confused...

The free bus pass scheme should not be confused with disability payments, itís a totally different concept.

I believe the free passes should be replaced with a concession where the user can make a...
Forum: Politics 13-04-2014, 22:56
Replies: 58
Views: 1,969
Posted By Raring_to_go
Thatís very accurate. I bought a modest terraced...

Thatís very accurate.

I bought a modest terraced house in 1960 and now my five children are all home owners, in fact two of them sold their houses for £500,000 each quite recently and moved to other...
Forum: Politics 12-04-2014, 09:07
Replies: 671
Views: 16,600
Posted By Raring_to_go
That actually is the critical issue... When I...

That actually is the critical issue...

When I bought my first house I use to walk to work and only occasionally use public transport for visits to parents.
Forum: Politics 12-04-2014, 08:40
Replies: 671
Views: 16,600
Posted By Raring_to_go
Ever thought about about the options of traveling...

Ever thought about about the options of traveling to work every day through all sorts of weather when you canít afford the cost of public transport, pensioners donít have to do that they only have to...
Forum: Politics 11-04-2014, 10:34
Replies: 671
Views: 16,600
Posted By Raring_to_go
We that puts into perspective your limited...

We that puts into perspective your limited understanding of the issues involved.
Forum: Politics 11-04-2014, 10:14
Replies: 671
Views: 16,600
Posted By Raring_to_go
Iím afraid we have to just accept that a lot of...

Iím afraid we have to just accept that a lot of today's pensioners do not need a free bus pass, that is one of the reasons why I prefer to go shopping in my Merc instead of using my free bus...
Forum: Politics 10-04-2014, 21:16
Replies: 671
Views: 16,600
Posted By Raring_to_go
I was fortunate to receive a £30k package which...

I was fortunate to receive a £30k package which included 25% of my pension fund, I was able to find my first job within 4 weeks and then 6 weeks later my second job was working in Saudi Arabia.

All...
Forum: Politics 10-04-2014, 13:59
Replies: 671
Views: 16,600
Posted By Raring_to_go
Iím not saying itís a fault of pensioners I am...

Iím not saying itís a fault of pensioners I am making a comparison with pensioners today and the young folk.
Forum: Politics 10-04-2014, 13:45
Replies: 671
Views: 16,600
Posted By Raring_to_go
Well then....when I left school at 15 we all...

Well then....when I left school at 15 we all walked straight into a job which in my time lasted until I was 50 when I was made redundant with a substantial pay off.....

Compare that with today when...
Forum: Politics 10-04-2014, 11:15
Replies: 671
Views: 16,600
Posted By Raring_to_go
Thatís a classic example of a chip on the...

Thatís a classic example of a chip on the shoulder developing into a paranoia.....thatís rather shameful....
Forum: Politics 09-04-2014, 09:53
Replies: 671
Views: 16,600
Posted By Raring_to_go
There are loads of concessions.....check them...

There are loads of concessions.....check them out....

http://www.transport.nsw.gov.au/concessions

Not forgetting they also have a superb economical transport network .
Forum: Politics 08-04-2014, 10:22
Replies: 671
Views: 16,600
Posted By Raring_to_go
We should have similar concessions that are...

We should have similar concessions that are available on the Sydney transport network that I used extensively when I visited my family.
Forum: Politics 08-04-2014, 10:12
Replies: 671
Views: 16,600
Posted By Raring_to_go
There is definitely a need for this because at...

There is definitely a need for this because at the moment the young people are getting a raw deal.
Forum: Politics 07-04-2014, 09:35
Replies: 671
Views: 16,600
Posted By Raring_to_go
Itís tough....us Golden Oldies get our free bus...

Itís tough....us Golden Oldies get our free bus pass but the rest have to pay the currently extortionate fares.
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