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Forum: Hungary
Yesterday, 4:05 pm
Replies: 102
Views: 5,964
Posted By Expatrick

Re: Transition period ends, some clarification documents

The Hungarian friend who was helping us was (nearly) led into the same trap!
Yesterday, 4:02 pm
Replies: 426
Views: 53,192
Posted By Expatrick

Re: WTF rest of the world.

Certainly unusual! However it was intended as pre main event entertainment but the media coverage was "arranged" to imply that it was part of the main event in front of the VIPs.
Forum: The Lounge
Yesterday, 2:43 pm
Replies: 270
Views: 8,662
Posted By Expatrick

Re: 2021 Random Comment Thread

I guess if you look closely the scene will resemble a view of the UK government benches!
Apr 14th 2021, 4:13 pm
Replies: 12,030
Views: 430,817
Posted By Expatrick

Re: Tories in chaos

You do know Bipat is a "trained arguer"?
Apr 14th 2021, 4:11 pm
Replies: 12,030
Views: 430,817
Posted By Expatrick

Re: Tories in chaos

But surely the volunteers are working for the NHS, in terms of management, supervision, tasking, logistics, etc - or did volunteers just buy a few boxes of vaccine, rock up at Tesco's, stick up a...
Apr 14th 2021, 4:00 pm
Replies: 256
Views: 10,939
Posted By Expatrick

Re: Deprivation and poverty...

Your probably right, but a generalised discussion around definitions seems ok.
Apr 14th 2021, 1:13 pm
Replies: 256
Views: 10,939
Posted By Expatrick

Re: Deprivation and poverty...

I remember, when first working, having holes in my shoes, to the point where a colleague kindly, and quite aggressively, nagged our boss to give me (& not lend, he said) some money to buy shoes...
Apr 14th 2021, 1:02 pm
Replies: 256
Views: 10,939
Posted By Expatrick

Re: Deprivation and poverty...

As I said previously, in a nutshell, "poverty" is having nothing, "poor" is having, variously, some, not a lot, not enough.
Apr 13th 2021, 5:46 pm
Replies: 256
Views: 10,939
Posted By Expatrick

Re: Deprivation and poverty...

I am completely shocked by this response. It is a complete distortion of what I am saying. And by the way I do know what it is like to be poor, for a number of years, clearly you do not.
Apr 13th 2021, 3:47 pm
Replies: 256
Views: 10,939
Posted By Expatrick

Re: Deprivation and poverty...

If we go back to the thread title Deprivation and poverty I can see where not2old is going, albeit rather crudely.

To me, poverty is defined primarily (but not exclusively) as:

Homelessness or...
Forum: Hungary
Apr 13th 2021, 3:35 pm
Replies: 63
Views: 2,469
Posted By Expatrick

Re: Moving to Hungary

:lol: Funnily enough we have some super new potatoes for tonight. The fries are for emergencies!
Forum: Hungary
Apr 13th 2021, 3:16 pm
Replies: 63
Views: 2,469
Posted By Expatrick

Re: Moving to Hungary

Small store (not a supermarket) in Buda -

2 tins tomatoes
2 small tubs tejföl
Small tub margarine
Half litre milk
10 large eggs
1 litre detergent
1/2 litre washing up liquid
500g loaf
Apr 13th 2021, 12:59 pm
Replies: 256
Views: 10,939
Posted By Expatrick

Re: Deprivation and poverty...

What do you mean by "an ordinary jobs programme"?
Apr 13th 2021, 12:21 pm
Replies: 256
Views: 10,939
Posted By Expatrick

Re: Deprivation and poverty...

Interesting piece from (ex)MP for Birkenhead, UK, Frank Field (whom I had the privilege of meeting many years ago) -
Apr 13th 2021, 12:09 pm
Replies: 256
Views: 10,939
Posted By Expatrick

Re: Deprivation and poverty...

In Hungary there is a strong work ethic (in communist times you could be imprisoned for persistent unemployment) and I agree, "Don't wants to" will be a very small number. In the UK the work ethic is...
Apr 13th 2021, 12:04 pm
Replies: 256
Views: 10,939
Posted By Expatrick

Re: Deprivation and poverty...

Who are you? Father Jack?



You would be known as Nostrildamus!
Apr 13th 2021, 11:57 am
Replies: 256
Views: 10,939
Posted By Expatrick

Re: Deprivation and poverty...

It's the last para that troubles me a little.
Apr 13th 2021, 11:46 am
Replies: 256
Views: 10,939
Posted By Expatrick

Re: Deprivation and poverty...

Bettér through his mouth, then he can nip off the right length, like those sellotape dispensers!
Apr 13th 2021, 11:36 am
Replies: 256
Views: 10,939
Posted By Expatrick

Re: Deprivation and poverty...

Are you any good at string theory?
Apr 13th 2021, 10:33 am
Replies: 256
Views: 10,939
Posted By Expatrick

Re: Deprivation and poverty...

I don't think cost, in the long term, will be an issue as the benefits should exceed the cost.
As for a trial, tricky, as it appears the Finns found out (just been reading about their trial).
The...
Apr 13th 2021, 9:55 am
Replies: 293
Views: 21,705
Posted By Expatrick

Re: real estate prices in Canada sustainable?

OK boomer is an expression used by spoilt brats with a highly developed sense of entitlement - thanks to their boomer parents! :lol:
Apr 13th 2021, 8:57 am
Replies: 256
Views: 10,939
Posted By Expatrick

Re: Deprivation and poverty...

BristolUK, DLD - thanks for your explanations, make sense!

Not sure they serve the opposing factions of "disincentive to work" & "insufficient for my needs" but you can't please all the people,...
Apr 12th 2021, 4:30 pm
Replies: 256
Views: 10,939
Posted By Expatrick

Re: Deprivation and poverty...

Go on DLD, please give your version, I am genuinely interested.
Apr 12th 2021, 4:28 pm
Replies: 256
Views: 10,939
Posted By Expatrick

Re: Deprivation and poverty...

Thanks for that! I (almost!) like it - as always the devil's in the detail!
Forum: The Lounge
Apr 12th 2021, 4:20 pm
Replies: 270
Views: 8,662
Posted By Expatrick

Re: 2021 Random Comment Thread

Oh, don't worry, we (well me (JG is made of sterner stuff) are well aware of that!
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