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Forum: Politics 19-07-2014, 20:27
Replies: 52
Views: 1,655
Posted By auntiesocial
Thank you for that image. I shall never look at...

Thank you for that image. I shall never look at snacks the same way again! :D
Forum: Politics 19-07-2014, 16:37
Replies: 52
Views: 1,655
Posted By auntiesocial
I'd wager that if we ever start viewing our...

I'd wager that if we ever start viewing our fellow human beings as food, that these great bags of skin would not be seen as a tasty morsel!
Forum: Politics 19-07-2014, 12:38
Replies: 52
Views: 1,655
Posted By auntiesocial
Hmm.. by the time you've starved enough to...

Hmm.. by the time you've starved enough to consider cannibalism, the fat would have slimmed down and you would be too weak to catch them.
Forum: Politics 19-07-2014, 12:29
Replies: 52
Views: 1,655
Posted By auntiesocial
In times of famine, it's survival of the fattest....

In times of famine, it's survival of the fattest. Those without the excess storage die first.
Forum: Politics 19-07-2014, 02:16
Replies: 52
Views: 1,655
Posted By auntiesocial
Maybe, but come the worldwide famine, it will be...

Maybe, but come the worldwide famine, it will be the fat that survive and they shall inherit the Earth.
Forum: Politics 29-06-2014, 16:27
Replies: 153
Views: 3,683
Posted By auntiesocial
Most of the people I know are seriously...

Most of the people I know are seriously misinformed when it comes to benefits. They truly believe the 71 per week JSA is only spending money because you can claim back expenses. They honestly think...
Forum: Politics 08-06-2014, 11:33
Replies: 113
Views: 3,437
Posted By auntiesocial
This is what they said when the work programme...

This is what they said when the work programme started. People would only be asked to work for charity or for the good of the community, which seemed fair enough, but it quickly became private...
Forum: Politics 07-06-2014, 17:35
Replies: 113
Views: 3,437
Posted By auntiesocial
While I certainly agree that Carer's Allowance...

While I certainly agree that Carer's Allowance should be paid at least at minimum wage, I also think that the long term unemployed should be paid minimum wage for any job they undertake. The entire...
Forum: Politics 07-06-2014, 16:19
Replies: 113
Views: 3,437
Posted By auntiesocial
There is certainly nothing wrong with...

There is certainly nothing wrong with volunteering as long as it is voluntary. My husband has been a volunteer at our local hospital for 4 years now, it will never lead to paid employment for him,...
Forum: Politics 07-06-2014, 15:14
Replies: 113
Views: 3,437
Posted By auntiesocial
So if the scheme is mainly for those who "lack...

So if the scheme is mainly for those who "lack motivation", how would work be a reward? How does more money ( which they have to earn) reward them?

Speaking from experience, there are many people...
Forum: Politics 07-06-2014, 01:49
Replies: 36
Views: 1,398
Posted By auntiesocial
I couldn't agree more. It makes me sick to see...

I couldn't agree more. It makes me sick to see the freedoms that these brave people fought and died for being eroded so quickly.
Forum: Politics 07-06-2014, 01:08
Replies: 113
Views: 3,437
Posted By auntiesocial
And there was I thinking it was supposed to give...

And there was I thinking it was supposed to give them experience and getting into the habit of working. So basically it's a punishment for not being able to find someone who will give them a paid job.
Forum: Politics 26-04-2014, 21:21
Replies: 135
Views: 4,238
Posted By auntiesocial
Dead of starvation.

Dead of starvation.
Forum: Politics 30-03-2014, 22:50
Replies: 334
Views: 9,703
Posted By auntiesocial
I live in London and there is real danger of the...

I live in London and there is real danger of the prices exceeding the cap here.
Forum: Politics 30-03-2014, 22:18
Replies: 334
Views: 9,703
Posted By auntiesocial
Of course it is, but like it or not, they are...

Of course it is, but like it or not, they are destroying it. Very soon when rents move up to 80% of market value, the very people it was meant to help will be left with no alternative.
Forum: Politics 30-03-2014, 21:55
Replies: 334
Views: 9,703
Posted By auntiesocial
The whole point of social housing is to provide...

The whole point of social housing is to provide secure, affordable housing. If there is an alternative which can do that and take the greedy private landlord out of the equation, is that so bad?
Forum: Politics 30-03-2014, 20:24
Replies: 334
Views: 9,703
Posted By auntiesocial
Actually, I didn't mention social housing at all....

Actually, I didn't mention social housing at all. What I said was it would be cheaper than private rent. If such a scheme were in place, there would be no further need for social housing. As for...
Forum: Politics 30-03-2014, 18:17
Replies: 334
Views: 9,703
Posted By auntiesocial
I am not the previous Tory administaration, or...

I am not the previous Tory administaration, or the current Tory administration. I posted my opinion.

Help to buy is a loan at interest. Would you like housing benefit to be a loan at interest...
Forum: Politics 19-02-2014, 21:49
Replies: 167
Views: 5,166
Posted By auntiesocial
I have been in your shoes and it's certainly no...

I have been in your shoes and it's certainly no picnic. Once the savings are gone, when everything you have ever worked for is gone, the level of deprivation is staggering. What makes it far far...
Forum: Politics 16-02-2014, 16:16
Replies: 105
Views: 4,721
Posted By auntiesocial
Bravo! Says it all really.

Bravo! Says it all really.
Forum: Politics 16-02-2014, 15:32
Replies: 65
Views: 2,267
Posted By auntiesocial
That's because the system was designed when there...

That's because the system was designed when there was only one breadwinner in the family (women traditionally looked after the home, the children and often elderly parents). When a man lost his job,...
Forum: Politics 22-12-2013, 13:34
Replies: 471
Views: 16,838
Posted By auntiesocial
Are you seriously comparing an agricultural...

Are you seriously comparing an agricultural society with a modern Western country? People in Ethiopia grow their own food. There was a drought and the crops failed. Even if they had money, where...
Forum: Politics 22-12-2013, 13:09
Replies: 471
Views: 16,838
Posted By auntiesocial
I mentioned this on the other thread. I can't say...

I mentioned this on the other thread. I can't say what it is, but there's definitely something very fishy going on.

One thing I have noticed on both sides of the debate is the constant use of the...
Forum: Politics 22-12-2013, 10:41
Replies: 471
Views: 16,838
Posted By auntiesocial
If we go down that road, we might as well just...

If we go down that road, we might as well just stop all public services now. Don't rescue people from fires as they were stupid and caused the fire. Don't take them to hospital after that traffic...
Forum: Politics 21-12-2013, 23:05
Replies: 145
Views: 6,663
Posted By auntiesocial
I'm inclined to agree there. Mainly because the...

I'm inclined to agree there. Mainly because the Trussell Trust has strong links to the Tories. I have to wonder what is in it for them (other than profits from poverty) to appear to side with Labour...
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