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Old Nov 19th 2019, 11:05 pm
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Originally Posted by namsbabe View Post
It shouldn't matter..
Makes one wonder why you made your first post in over 7 years to comment on something that shouldn't matter.

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Old Nov 19th 2019, 11:12 pm
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Originally Posted by Clacfart View Post
aaaahhh yes, apologies. I'm pants at writing about politics and it all comes out as a ramble.

Mainly, what is good about a socialist government? Why should the more wealthy, foot a bigger bill to pay for these 'freebies' such as free broadband..... are libraries no longer offering that service? I won't get started on the NHS because all politicians will deny/argue/lie about what's going on there.... all I know is from what I was taught in uni back in 2011 and that was in fact that it was Tony Blair who started selling off parts of the NHS
Just to take your libraries point (or I'd have to spend all evening answering) many of their low budgets were decimated in the austerity years, and many closed down. While the better libraries do offer computers, the people who need to use them (since they lack one at home) often have lower computing skills, and won't have the opportunity to develop such skills on rationed library usage. This assumes they can get to the library in the first place. They may live in rural area, be infirm, be without transport. They may even be saving their bus fare to be able to choose between food or central heating.

The last sentence might give you a clue about why the wealthy people in a wealthy country might need to increase their tax contribution.
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Old Nov 19th 2019, 11:13 pm
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Makes one wonder why you made your first post in over 7 years to comment on something that shouldn't matter.
because a random Web stranger making tabs on my time here - when I have a life and other stuff to handle - only makes me laugh.
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Old Nov 19th 2019, 11:19 pm
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Originally Posted by namsbabe View Post
because a random Web stranger making tabs on my time here - when I have a life and other stuff to handle - only makes me laugh.
So something that happened once in 7 years makes you laugh. You expected it? That makes no sense.

It's quite easy to do mind you. See, there's that useful bit by your name that says "just joined" and new joiners don't generally join a political thread immediately.
And then that other thing that says Joined 2012 in the same part. So straight away, it looks very odd and required only eyesight to see something very strange.

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Old Nov 19th 2019, 11:29 pm
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So something that happened once in 7 years makes you laugh. You expected it? That makes no sense.

It's quite easy to do mind you. See, there's that useful bit by your name that says "just joined" and new joiners don't generally join a political thread immediately.
And then that other thing that says Joined 2012 in the same part. So straight away, it looks very odd and required only eyesight to see something very strange.

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Old Nov 19th 2019, 11:31 pm
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So something that happened once in 7 years makes you laugh. You expected it? That makes no sense.

It's quite easy to do mind you. See, there's that useful bit by your name that says "just joined" and new joiners don't generally join a political thread immediately.
And then that other thing that says Joined 2012 in the same part. So straight away, it looks very odd and required only eyesight to see something very strange.

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i haven't noticed you. it makes me chuckle that you spend this time to try and scope and figure me out.
Whether kick it gives you, or feeling of power, i dunno. it's all just some old stranger online, so whatever. i'll just move on now and do something else.

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I think Elgin might be back.
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Old Nov 20th 2019, 12:26 am
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i don't know who Elgin is.
but the fact you've spent this time to try and figure me out and speculate on some random postings is pretty telling.
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Originally Posted by namsbabe View Post
i don't know who Elgin is.
but the fact you've spent this time to try and figure me out and speculate on some random postings is pretty telling.
Like I said, it takes no time at all. It's just there, to the left. One post in 7 years and then 24 in just over two hours. It really stands out without even thinking about it.
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lol. leave me alone.
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Originally Posted by mikelincs View Post
The election ISN'T about Brexit, no matter what some people would have us think, i's about the 130,000 people who have died because of austerity and Universal credit,

there was another yesterday, was told he was fit for work and had to go to the job centre or lose his payments, he went, sat in a chair and died,


It's about the hundreds of thousands who are classed as working, but need to get food from foodbanks because they aren't unemployed if they do one hours work in two weeks, and this is why 'employment' is at a high level.

It's about the many thousands sleeping on the streets because there isn't any social housing and there are Tory candidates who are saying these people should be put into Gulags made to work no matter how ill they are, take showers in cold water, shades of Stalin and the concentration camps there, BUT, two Tory candidates feel this is the answer to all the problems.
It's also about Brexit
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Originally Posted by namsbabe View Post
i don't know who Elgin is.
but the fact you've spent this time to try and figure me out and speculate on some random postings is pretty telling.
Elgin was a controversial poster that appeared out of nowhere a few months ago, and posted psycho comments on immigration and the Brexit debate. Occasionally, individuals like him pop up and spew nonsense. This part of the forum generally has a Labour bent, and is largely Remain. There are a few Tories about, and even a few brave but misguided Leavers.
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Originally Posted by BristolUK View Post
Even the christmas present question.

They shouldn't bother with the audience. Each 'half' applauding what they agree with is just pointless.

That's more of Corbyn than I've ever had in one go. Hard to see how he arouses such dislike. Except he probably doesn't and it's more likely to be what others say about him.

I've always been a firebrand supporter. Benn. Foot, Heffer, Skinner etc but I could at least see why they'd rub up the middle classes so much. I can't see that from Corbyn.
Agree, the audience parts were just annoying, I missed what both were saying at times for the clapping and general pleb behaviour.

He arouses a great deal of dislike for some people, just like Boris does for others.

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I do expect better. But I'm not sure that I want to pay multi-million dollar salaries nor that the multi-million dollar salaries will get me better. Plenty of private sector people stealing a living as well (and their investors' money). I simply don't buy the idea that greed produces better people or better work.
In theory, you should get better. It's why good things cost more, typically. The private sector isn't pure greed, it's about being efficient and generating success in line with what the mission of the organisation is. The CoOp are not a public sector organisation, have private sector leadership, have a very clear mission and are successful.

The biggest crippler of the public sectors is the waste, lots is human waste too. So many quangos and committees and people earning a fortune to do nothing. It's seen as an easy ride for life, earn less than the private sector but do less, ride it out, big pension, jackpot.

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I'm assuming you meant attract private sector brains.
Sorry, yes.
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Agree, the audience parts were just annoying, I missed what both were saying at times for the clapping and general pleb behaviour.

He arouses a great deal of dislike for some people, just like Boris does for others.



In theory, you should get better. It's why good things cost more, typically. The private sector isn't pure greed, it's about being efficient and generating success in line with what the mission of the organisation is. The CoOp are not a public sector organisation, have private sector leadership, have a very clear mission and are successful.

The biggest crippler of the public sectors is the waste, lots is human waste too. So many quangos and committees and people earning a fortune to do nothing. It's seen as an easy ride for life, earn less than the private sector but do less, ride it out, big pension, jackpot.

Sorry, yes.
Actually, I enjoyed the shambolic nature of the leadership "debate". There's no shortage of po-faced interviews or proper debates in the media. We all know the answers, and anyone interested enough already knows how they intend to vote. This was just a Punch and Judy show for the masses.
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Elgin was a controversial poster that appeared out of nowhere a few months ago, and posted psycho comments on immigration and the Brexit debate. Occasionally, individuals like him pop up and spew nonsense. This part of the forum generally has a Labour bent, and is largely Remain. There are a few Tories about, and even a few brave but misguided Leavers.
Plus one Leveller ....

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