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Forum: Politics 31-12-2010, 21:41
Replies: 408
Views: 12,915
Posted By tghe-retford
Gordon Brown and his mismanagement of the...

Gordon Brown and his mismanagement of the economy, reckless, immoral and irresponsible bankers and gamblers on the worldwide markets, members of the general public who took on too much debt and...
Forum: Politics 28-12-2010, 20:23
Replies: 48
Views: 1,487
Posted By tghe-retford
Yep. James Murdoch - who made his feelings very...

Yep. James Murdoch - who made his feelings very clear about the BBC and Ofcom back in the 2009 MacTaggart lecture.
Forum: General Discussion 28-12-2010, 19:31
Replies: 83
Views: 5,599
Posted By tghe-retford
I am 27 and I don't go out to pubs and...

I am 27 and I don't go out to pubs and nightclubs, it's not my thing. I don't drink either.

When I was a teenager and into young adulthood, a decade or so of bullying contributed to me having social...
Forum: Politics 28-12-2010, 13:57
Replies: 402
Views: 11,924
Posted By tghe-retford
Good link. Without of course suggesting that our...

Good link. Without of course suggesting that our coalition would go as far as events in the past, it does show quite vividly the propaganda the right wing press and the Government are pursuing in...
Forum: Politics 28-12-2010, 13:43
Replies: 51
Views: 1,924
Posted By tghe-retford
Doesn't help that the mainstream parties all...

Doesn't help that the mainstream parties all urinate in the same pot either. I've no chance of voting for a party which represents my views here unless I put myself up for election.
Forum: General Discussion 28-12-2010, 13:40
Replies: 57
Views: 2,088
Posted By tghe-retford
Good point, and one I didn't actually see so...

Good point, and one I didn't actually see so thanks for bringing it up. I am aware of the obvious vested interest that the west and large (even small?) corporations will have in, that's a given, but...
Forum: General Discussion 28-12-2010, 12:14
Replies: 57
Views: 2,088
Posted By tghe-retford
Correct, but that doesn't change my stance that...

Correct, but that doesn't change my stance that it isn't my fault, it is the fault of the Government of the third world country for not wishing to change its own stance for its own vested interest or...
Forum: Politics 28-12-2010, 12:12
Replies: 51
Views: 1,924
Posted By tghe-retford
That's already happened. Wasn't Gordon Brown...

That's already happened. Wasn't Gordon Brown (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/politics/1570853/Gordon-Brown-From-Stalin-to-Mr-Bean.html), the man Vince Cable labelled "Mr Bean" Prime...
Forum: General Discussion 28-12-2010, 12:09
Replies: 57
Views: 2,088
Posted By tghe-retford
And don't forget, these countries won't have a...

And don't forget, these countries won't have a welfare system, so the old "children for cash" reason pedalled out can't be used here.

Alongside the Catholic Church's contraception stance as...
Forum: General Discussion 28-12-2010, 12:00
Replies: 57
Views: 2,088
Posted By tghe-retford
I think we should celebrate in this country that...

I think we should celebrate in this country that we have a welfare system which prevents the citizens of this country from falling into a trap of abject poverty where living in a shanty town...
Forum: General Discussion 28-12-2010, 11:42
Replies: 57
Views: 2,088
Posted By tghe-retford
Nothing in the bank - nothing. Your only options...

Nothing in the bank - nothing.

Your only options are to borrow money or sell something.
Forum: General Discussion 28-12-2010, 11:41
Replies: 57
Views: 2,088
Posted By tghe-retford
I agree, but who is at fault for those in third...

I agree, but who is at fault for those in third world countries being poor? It isn't my fault, it's likely to lie at the feet of those causing war or corrupt Governments, that's my argument.
Forum: General Discussion 28-12-2010, 11:33
Replies: 57
Views: 2,088
Posted By tghe-retford
Would you please like to provide an explanation...

Would you please like to provide an explanation for your stance?

Not sure about you, but seeing this fallacy all the time is grinding my gears:

Person A: The low paid are being exploited by...
Forum: General Discussion 28-12-2010, 11:32
Replies: 57
Views: 2,088
Posted By tghe-retford
And I would counteract that by saying, whose...

And I would counteract that by saying, whose responsibility is it to make the lives of the poor in third world countries better? It isn't the low paid and the poor in this country - should society...
Forum: General Discussion 28-12-2010, 11:25
Replies: 57
Views: 2,088
Posted By tghe-retford
Actually it's been used a lot in many places,...

Actually it's been used a lot in many places, it's as widespread as "Godwin's Law", which I quoted and linked to an article on Wikipedia in the original post.
Forum: Politics 28-12-2010, 11:24
Replies: 131
Views: 4,678
Posted By tghe-retford
That wasn't my argument. What I am trying to make...

That wasn't my argument. What I am trying to make a point about is that work ethic only goes so far, when it comes to paying the bills like electric, gas, council tax, rent and so much, money is the...
Forum: General Discussion 28-12-2010, 11:18
Replies: 57
Views: 2,088
Posted By tghe-retford
Law of Retford - a.k.a. "Will someone think of the starving Africans/Haitians?"

I'm starting a new meme, why should 4Chan and /b/ get all the credit for the memes out there? Goes along a similar line to Godwin's Law (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godwin%27s_law) - in a forum...
Forum: Politics 28-12-2010, 10:59
Replies: 131
Views: 4,678
Posted By tghe-retford
Nope. Work under 30 hours a week as a single...

Nope. Work under 30 hours a week as a single person and you get nothing. If you're just above the minimum wage, you'll be told you are too rich to claim housing and council tax benefit too.

I guess...
Forum: General Discussion 28-12-2010, 10:38
Replies: 135
Views: 6,895
Posted By tghe-retford
Wow, just wow... criminalising the homeless. I...

Wow, just wow... criminalising the homeless. I know we have the Vagrancy Act but that is something else. Well, enjoy the coalition while they are in power, I am sure they'll find a (kinder) way to...
Forum: Politics 28-12-2010, 00:41
Replies: 131
Views: 4,678
Posted By tghe-retford
Some won't be happy until the poor are socially...

Some won't be happy until the poor are socially cleansed into ghettos separated from the middle and upper classes, made to work for poverty wages and exploited by both landlords and employers. Whilst...
Forum: Politics 28-12-2010, 00:37
Replies: 131
Views: 4,678
Posted By tghe-retford
Many low paid jobs now are part time...

Many low paid jobs now are part time (underemployed) or jobshare, if its under 30 hours and you're single, no tax credits for you. I find it absurd how the Government considers 30 hours a week on...
Forum: Politics 28-12-2010, 00:36
Replies: 131
Views: 4,678
Posted By tghe-retford
No. This can only go well. I suspect that far...

No.

This can only go well.

I suspect that far less people will be going for jobs at £3 an hour, and it'll lead a race to the bottom. Why bother? Better off on benefits. And if benefits are stopped...
Forum: Broadcasting 28-12-2010, 00:29
Replies: 74
Views: 3,838
Posted By tghe-retford
Don't rule it out. It's the platform of choice...

Don't rule it out. It's the platform of choice for many workers, hobbyists and drivers during the day.

I wouldn't have thought the BBC has a 90% share of radio news. Many commercial stations would...
Forum: Broadcasting 28-12-2010, 00:25
Replies: 9
Views: 9,917
Posted By tghe-retford
It's been covered before, it's your viewing card...

It's been covered before, it's your viewing card number and is designed to catch out commercial businesses who are illegally using a residential subscription instead of a significantly more expensive...
Forum: Politics 28-12-2010, 00:17
Replies: 402
Views: 11,924
Posted By tghe-retford
So it's not benefit claimants as your earlier...

So it's not benefit claimants as your earlier post showed, it's unemployed people now. You should really have made that clear in your earlier posts.

Still doesn't change my stance.

EDIT: Did some...
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