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Old May 28th 2013, 2:47 am
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I guess they dont know about all the homeless on the streets of London
To put it in perspective, the last count of the homeless here showed just over 2,200 homeless. Of those, 700 were under 17. Bear in mind that this is people sleeping rough (not staying with friends or relatives) in March when the overnight temps average around 20F. This is in a town of around 75,000 people.
On one really cold (-10F), the city council asked local churches to open their halls and meeting rooms to house the homeless overnight. Over the 5 largest they asked, 4 refused, including the huge mega-church. Personally, I'd take their tax exemptions and stick them where the sun don's shine.
Sorry for the off-topic rant, but the lack of social care, and the "I'm all right Jack" attitude of people pisses me off no end, especially for a so-called Christian country. Have these people ever read the New Testament?
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...... Have these people ever read the New Testament?
I'm going to guess that you haven't checked the fire codes and zoning of said church buildings. I don't know that it would be a problem but either could cause a problem, and quite possibly both.
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The general frank and open honesty of Americans compared to Brits. You always know where you stand with them. Very refreshing for me.

The polar opposite of 'hanging on in quiet desperation is the English way'
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So you say anyone with tattoos and piercings is a chav?
As a general rule....yes

You may be an exception though....many are.

Not shallow minded ( are you saying that people who don't like tattoos are shallow ? How bigoted ! )....merely observational.

As for fashion....meh !
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The general frank and open honesty of Americans compared to Brits. You always know where you stand with them. Very refreshing for me.

The polar opposite of 'hanging on in quiet desperation is the English way'


That made me smile
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Tattoos do not age well.

But then neither do clothes, fortunately my clothes from my teenage years have long since been discarded. Afghan's that you did not want to be downwind of?

There may be exceptions, I just have not come across any.
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As a general rule....yes

You may be an exception though....many are.

Not shallow minded ( are you saying that people who don't like tattoos are shallow ? How bigoted ! )....merely observational.

As for fashion....meh !
you have stereotyped anyone with a tattoo or piercing a chav. Take a look at the real world and you'll see all walks of life getting tattoos.
I choose to have piercings and tattoos, there is nothing chavy about it. I bet 3/4 of this forum have at least one tattoo and so we are chavs.
Bigot? yes. I doubt many people feel the same as you.
I'm off to by a shell suit now and a giant gold chain to match.
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That made me smile
Me too. A good contender for the Funniest Post of the Year Polls.
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Me too. A good contender for the Funniest Post of the Year Polls.
Me three. Good thing I'm taking my morning coffee outside on the deck or I'd have ruined the carpet indoors.
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Fashion and trends change frequently. Ink tends to hang in there far longer.

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You obviously don't Know fashion and trends because a very large spectrum of adults are getting inked.
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Old May 28th 2013, 4:29 pm
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I thought chavs were more into Burberry clothes than tattoos.
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Old May 28th 2013, 4:49 pm
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I thought chavs were more into Burberry clothes than tattoos.
They just get the Burberry pattern tattooed directly on now. That way they can stop nicking clothes and concentrate on Citroën Saxos instead.
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They just get the Burberry pattern tattooed directly on now. That way they can stop nicking clothes and concentrate on Citroën Saxos instead.
God, we had a Citroen Saxo they could have had for free! I hated that car with a purple passion!!
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