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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...are-state.html

A typical fail article, lambasting the beeb. Apparently 1 in 4 people in Cardiff are on some form of "welfare handout". Their language is designed to be inflamatory. The article and the BBC programme in question do not seem to mention what form of benefit these peoplem are on and I would suggest that quite possibly a large percentage of them are either disability or working tax credits.

Then there is the little column at the side which says who was quick to condemn the original programme. the programme was originally aired in October 2011, hardly a quick judgement.

IMHO if someone is on income support and has no dependants or intention of working then yes they are scummy and any atrategy that might get them out of that cycle of benefit dependancy should be explored. But this current culture of villifying anyone who dares to require state support because either they can't find work or are ill, or the company they work for likes to line the board's pockets rather than pay a fair living wage, it just makes me angry.
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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...are-state.html

A typical fail article, lambasting the beeb. Apparently 1 in 4 people in Cardiff are on some form of "welfare handout". Their language is designed to be inflamatory. The article and the BBC programme in question do not seem to mention what form of benefit these peoplem are on and I would suggest that quite possibly a large percentage of them are either disability or working tax credits.

Then there is the little column at the side which says who was quick to condemn the original programme. the programme was originally aired in October 2011, hardly a quick judgement.

IMHO if someone is on income support and has no dependants or intention of working then yes they are scummy and any atrategy that might get them out of that cycle of benefit dependancy should be explored. But this current culture of villifying anyone who dares to require state support because either they can't find work or are ill, or the company they work for likes to line the board's pockets rather than pay a fair living wage, it just makes me angry.
Haven't read the link, but surely something is wrong if 25% of a city are living off the state? Even for Wales where most of them are mutants the percentage ois prettt high?
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IDS makes a comment on the programme and all that's going through my head is, "Oh shut up you scum!"

Face it, with Tories like these: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk...l-8740562.html

Who needs enemies!

The great North/South divide is tearing the place apart. Wales just sits there and dares people to say it to their faces (shovels and open countryside at the ready)

BTW, that Daily Fail article didn't state how many job openings there were, and break them down into full/part time, temporary/permanent, workfare/concentration camp.
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IDS makes a comment on the programme and all that's going through my head is, "Oh shut up you scum!"

Face it, with Tories like these: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk...l-8740562.html

Who needs enemies!

The great North/South divide is tearing the place apart. Wales just sits there and dares people to say it to their faces (shovels and open countryside at the ready)

BTW, that Daily Fail article didn't state how many job openings there were, and break them down into full/part time, temporary/permanent, workfare/concentration camp.
However you then get rent-a-gob clegg saying that the North East has great potential - they've been saying that for decades through all manner of governments, the deprived areas of the country remain deprived, why is that? Why can't any government do anything about it? Could it be the fact that they don't care? bLiar was the mp for sedgefield near hartlepool FFS.

As to the program, it states "couple on £1,600 of benefits a month, who thought ‘living on benefits an acceptable lifestyle’". Now surely that is wrong.

PS T, it does amuse me that you're commenting on the welfare state while living on a tax free salary.
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Destruction of heavy industry led to the low wage economy where working people are dependant on state handouts to survive.
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I know people already who don't trust banks and are stuffing their money under their mattresses or even buying 'VAT free' gold.

http://johnnyvoid.wordpress.com/2013...sabled-people/ Although Hard Left, the wording this story picks apart is the details of 'residential training' which sounds very disturbing. They might as well go with National Service and be done with it. There's likely little skills to be learnt except what that offers, 'get up and go', justt as the Spirit of '45 recent film from the same branch of thought pointed out, the military service/uniforms of the Wars left a lot of organised people who were able to fight back against the minority in power, and this had to be dissolved quickly. It's why unions are never welcomed. Equality is a pipedream, democracy is an illusion.

Now, who was it said the EU was going to economically collapse and S.E.Asia seemed a fair place to retire....?
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However you then get rent-a-gob clegg saying that the North East has great potential - they've been saying that for decades through all manner of governments, the deprived areas of the country remain deprived, why is that? Why can't any government do anything about it? Could it be the fact that they don't care? bLiar was the mp for sedgefield near hartlepool FFS.

As to the program, it states "couple on £1,600 of benefits a month, who thought ‘living on benefits an acceptable lifestyle’". Now surely that is wrong.

PS T, it does amuse me that you're commenting on the welfare state while living on a tax free salary.
Because living on a tax free salary means I am no longer allowed to have opinions on how my government is flogging a dead austerity horse?
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Or, if the government is supposed to be saving money for the benefit of the country, the people, why are so many of their friends making more and more money out of the changes they are making? The break up of the NHS is showing that about 240 pulled from MP's and the House of Lords have vested interest in private healthcare companies. That's some coincidence!
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Me too! It's just more propaganda from the .01%'rs.

And on a related subject-As alert Zero Hedge readers are well aware, the EURO Politburo is busy debating the dodgy subject of deposit "bail-ins." The following post very succinctly explains this odious mode of fractal fractional reserve end-game chicanery.


I challenge anyone to prove me wrong that confiscation of bank deposits is legalized daylight robbery

Bank depositors in the UK and USA may think that their bank deposits would not be confiscated as they are insured and no government would dare embark on such a drastic action to bail out insolvent banks.

Before I explain why confiscation of bank deposits in the UK and US is a certainty and absolutely legal, I need all readers of this post to do the following:

Ask your local police, sheriffs, lawyers, judges the following questions:

1) If I place my money with a lawyer as a stake-holder and he uses the money without my consent, has the lawyer committed a crime?

2) If I store a bushel of wheat or cotton in a warehouse and the owner of the warehouse sold my wheat/cotton without my consent or authority, has the warehouse owner committed a crime?

3) If I place monies with my broker (stock or commodity) and the broker uses my monies for other purposes and or contrary to my instructions, has the broker committed a crime?

I am confident that the answer to the above questions is a Yes!

However, for the purposes of this post, I would like to first highlight the situation of the deposit / storage of wheat with a warehouse owner in relation to the deposit of money / storage with a banker.

First, you will notice that all wheat is the same i.e. the wheat in one bushel is no different from the wheat in another bushel. Likewise with cotton, it is indistinguishable. The deposit of a bushel of wheat with the warehouse owner in law constitutes a bailment. Ownership of the bushel of wheat remains with you and there is no transfer of ownership at all to the warehouse owner.

And as stated above, if the owner sells the bushel of wheat without your consent or authority, he has committed a crime as well as having committed a civil wrong (a tort) of conversion – converting your property to his own use and he can be sued.

Let me use another analogy. If a cashier in a supermarket removes $100 from the till on Friday to have a frolic on Saturday, he has committed theft, even though he may replace the $100 on Monday without the knowledge of the owner / manager of the supermarket. The $100 the cashier stole on Friday is also indistinguishable from the $100 he put back in the till on Monday. In both situations – the wheat in the warehouse and the $100 dollar bill in the till, which have been unlawfully misappropriated would constitute a crime.

Keep this principle and issue at the back of your mind.

Now we shall proceed with the money that you have deposited with your banker.

I am sure that most of you have little or no knowledge about banking, specifically fractional reserve banking.

Since you were a little kid, your parents have encouraged you to save some money to instil in you the good habit of money management.

And when you grew up and got married, you in turn instilled the same discipline in your children. Your faith in the integrity of the bank is almost absolute. Your money in the bank would earn an interest income.

And when you want your money back, all you needed to do is to withdraw the money together with the accumulated interest. Never for a moment did you think that you had transferred ownership of your money to the bank. Your belief was grounded in like manner as the owner of the bushel of wheat stored in the warehouse.

However, this belief is and has always been a lie. You were led to believe this lie because of savvy advertisements by the banks and government assurances that your money is safe and is protected by deposit insurance.

But, the insurance does not cover all the monies that you have deposited in the bank, but to a limited amount e.g. $250,000 in the US by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), Germany €100,000, UK £85,000 etc.

But, unlike the owner of the bushel of wheat who has deposited the wheat with the warehouse owner, your ownership of the monies that you have deposited with the bank is transferred to the bank and all you have is the right to demand its repayment. And, if the bank fails to repay your monies (e.g. $100), your only remedy is to sue the bank and if the bank is insolvent you get nothing.

You may recover some of your money if your deposit is covered by an insurance scheme as referred to earlier but in a fixed amount. But, there is a catch here. Most insurance schemes whether backed by the government or not do not have sufficient monies to cover all the deposits in the banking system.

So, in the worst case scenario – a systemic collapse, there is no way for you to get your money back.

In fact, and as illustrated in the Cyprus banking fiasco, the authorities went to the extent of confiscating your deposits to pay the banks’ creditors. When that happened, ordinary citizens and financial analysts cried out that such confiscation was daylight robbery. But, is it?

Surprise, surprise!

It will come as a shock to all of you to know that such daylight robbery is perfectly legal and this has been so for hundreds of years.

Let me explain.

The reason is that unlike the owner of the bushel of wheat whose ownership of the wheat WAS NEVER TRANSFERRED to the warehouse owner when the same was deposited, the moment you deposited your money with the bank, the ownership is transferred to the bank.

Your status is that of A CREDITOR TO THE BANK and the BANK IS IN LAW A DEBTOR to you. You are deemed to have “lent” your money to the bank for the bank to apply to its banking business (even to gamble in the biggest casino in the world – the global derivatives casino).

You have become a creditor, AN UNSECURED CREDITOR. Therefore, by law, in the insolvency of a bank, you as an unsecured creditor stand last in the queue of creditors to be paid out of any funds and or assets which the bank has to pay its creditors. The secured creditors are always first in line to be paid. It is only after secured creditors have been paid and there are still some funds left (usually, not much, more often zilch!) that unsecured creditors are paid and the sums pro-rated among all the unsecured creditors.

This is the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.

The law has been in existence for hundreds of years and was established in England by the House of Lords in the case Foley v Hill in 1848.

When a customer deposits money with his banker, the relationship that arises is one of creditor and debtor, with the banker liable to repay the money deposited when demanded by the customer. Once money has been paid to the banker, it belongs to the banker and he is free to use the money for his own purpose.

I will now quote the relevant portion of the judgment of #3b4d81;">the House of Lords handed down by Lord Cottenham, the Lord Chancellor. He stated thus:

“Money when paid into a bank, ceases altogether to be the money of the principal… it is then the money of the banker, who is bound to return an equivalent by paying a similar sum to that deposited with him when he is asked for it.

The money paid into the banker’s, is money known by the principal to be placed there for the purpose of being under the control of the banker; it is then the banker’s money; he is known to deal with it as his own; he makes what profit of it he can, which profit he retains himself,…

The money placed in the custody of the banker is, to all intent and purposes, the money of the banker, to do with it as he pleases; he is guilty of no breach of trust in employing it; he is not answerable TO THE PRINCIPAL IF HE PUTS IT INTO JEOPARDY, IF HE ENGAGES IN A HAZARDOUS SPECULATION; he is not bound to keep it or deal with it as the property of the principal, but he is of course answerable for the amount, because he has contracted, having received that money, to repay to the principal, when demanded, a sum equivalent to that paid into his hands.” (quoted in UK Law Essays, #3b4d81;">Relationship Between A Banker And Customer,That Of A Creditor/Debtor, emphasis added,)

Holding that the relationship between a banker and his customer was one of debtor and creditor and not one of trusteeship, #3b4d81;">Lord Brougham said:
“This trade of a banker is to receive money, and use it as if it were his own, he becoming debtor to the person who has lent or deposited with him the money to use as his own, and for which money he is accountable as a debtor. I cannot at all confound the situation of a banker with that of a trustee, and conclude that the banker is a debtor with a fiduciary character.”

In plain simple English – bankers cannot be prosecuted for breach of trust, because it owes no fiduciary duty to the depositor / customer, as he is deemed to be using his own money to speculate etc. There is absolutely no criminal liability.

The trillion dollar question is, Why has no one in the Justice Department or other government agencies mentioned this legal principle?

The reason why no one dare speak this legal truth is because there would be a run on the banks when all the Joe Six-Packs wise up to the fact that their deposits with the bankers CONSTITUTE IN LAW A LOAN TO THE BANK and the bank can do whatever it likes even to indulge in hazardous speculation such as gambling in the global derivative casino.

The Joe Six-Packs always consider the bank the creditor even when he deposits money in the bank. No depositor ever considers himself as the creditor!

Yes, Eric Holder, the US Attorney-General is right when he said that bankers cannot be prosecuted for the losses suffered by the bank. This is because a banker cannot be prosecuted for losing his “own money” as stated by the House of Lords. This is because when money is deposited with the bank, that money belongs to the banker.

The reason that if a banker is prosecuted it would collapse the entire banking system is a big lie.

The US Attorney-General could not and would not state the legal principle because it would cause a run on the banks when people discover that their monies are not safe with bankers as they can in law use the monies deposited as their own even to speculate.

What is worrisome is that your right to be repaid arises only when you demand payment.

Obviously, when you demand payment, the bank must pay you. But, if you demand payment after the bank has collapsed and is insolvent, it is too late. Your entitlement to be repaid is that of a lonely unsecured creditor and only if there are funds left after liquidation to be paid out to all the unsecured creditors and the remaining funds to be pro-rated. You would be lucky to get ten cents on the dollar.

So, when the Bank of England, the FED and the BIS issued the guidelines which became the template for the Cyprus “bail-in” (which was endorsed by the G-20 Cannes Summit in 2011), it was merely a circuitous way of stating the legal position without arousing the wrath of the people, as they well knew that if the truth was out, there would be a revolution and blood on the streets. It is therefore not surprising that the global central bankers came out with this nonsensical advisory:

“The objective of an effective resolution regime is to make feasible the resolution of financial institutions without severe systemic disruption and without exposing taxpayers to losses, while protecting vital economic functions through mechanisms which make it possible for shareholders and unsecured and uninsured creditors to absorb losses in a manner that respects the hierarchy of claims in liquidation.”(quoted in #3b4d81;"> #3b4d81;">FSB Consultative Document: Effective Resolution of Systemically …)
This is the kind of complex technical jargon used by bankers to confuse the people, especially depositors and to cover up what I have stated in plain and simple English in the foregoing paragraphs.

The key words of the BIS guideline are:

“without severe systemic disruptions” (i.e. bank runs),

“while protecting vital economic functions” (i.e. protecting vested interests – bankers),

“unsecured creditors” (i.e. your monies, you are the dummy),

“respects the hierarchy of claims in liquidation” (i.e. you are last in the queue to be paid, after all secured creditors have been paid).

This means all depositors are losers
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Destruction of heavy industry led to the low wage economy where working people are dependant on state handouts to survive.
Indeed. In the rightful effort to destroy crippling Unions who didn't act in the interests of the working man or the nation as a whole the working class has been turned into a client class of dependants. To rub salt in the wound the middle classes then look down on them as useless loafers.

It would be better to have some non-unionised government subsided industry for people to work in. If the cost is less or about the same as welfare it's worth it - working people are less likely to commit crime, raise broken families or think it's acceptable to do nothing.

The problem is how to create worthwhile work and how to ween people off welfare who would rather sit at home?

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Indeed. In the rightful effort to destroy crippling Unions who didn't act in the interests of the working man or the nation as a whole the working class has been turned into a client class of dependants. To rub salt in the wound the middle classes then look down on them as useless loafers.

It would be better to have some non-unionised government subsided industry for people to work in. If the cost is less or about the same as welfare it's worth it - working people are less likely to commit crime, raise broken families or think it's acceptable to do nothing.

The problem is how to create worthwhile work and how to ween people off welfare who would rather sit at home?

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Unless the long term goal is of course to divide the nation, crumble education and rights and create a culture of fear and 'dependence' on a government whereby the government and their friends have luxurious lives and no one else counts........

Someone's trying to create a stir with this:

http://www.businessinsider.com/labor...s-wages-2013-8
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Unless the long term goal is of course to divide the nation, crumble education and rights and create a culture of fear and 'dependence' on a government whereby the government and their friends have luxurious lives and no one else counts........

Someone's trying to create a stir with this:

http://www.businessinsider.com/labor...s-wages-2013-8
Seems to be a couple of theories about crumbling the nation. One as you mentioned above and the other to create an environment for a socialist revolution as we saw in Russia and China. Either way most sane people agree crumbling a first world nation to benefit an elite group or disproven ideology is bad...

The tools are there to turn this around and create a bit of working class pride and national unity. It would be the end of someone's political career if they implemented it, protests and likely violence on a large scale if the tap is turned off and people are told to go and work in subsidised industry but it would correct itself within a generation. Then, as long as those with merit can be helped up the ladder (grammar schools anyone?) so social mobility is there I see no problem.

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Social Mobility has been replaced by Social Media/Networking which may be railroading the thoughts of people. Many people now believe they are middle class when they don't actually have the requisites to be so. They are in a different struggle now, and are mainly apathetic, unwilling to do or say anything or get condemned by family, workmates or neighbours.

I have seen not a few people suddenly become politicised, but this is only useful if the Left stop what they are currently doing and reshape their operations, vocabulary and goals to suit society, and stop looking to the past for inspiration. Their modus operandi is going to result in a loss, and take down everything around them. Last year saw apparent Left Wing individuals/groups infiltrating campaigns across the country, excluding those who set them up, and it appeared, whilst looking deeper, setting the campaigns up to fail.

Social Media/Networking hasn't been honest for a long time. I've seen many an indicator of groups working for the other sides interests trying to crush discussion and resistance to ideas for 'change'.

Grammar schools were a great tool in their day, and should return. We cannot hold back classes to the level of the slowest person. That's for teamwork, not for individuals education and training to make them useful members of society, to boost the capability of a country. People have to stop thinking Harrison Bergeron. Required reading ought to be Rise of the Meritocracy.
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What exactly are the requisites for being Middle Class?
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What exactly are the requisites for being Middle Class?
Now, if the general population started asking questions like that, and getting answers, the bubble would burst.
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