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1 minute ago, W. Katchum said:

I still think he a decent sort mate, I just don’t agree with this one, an don’t think k folk should be in that position in first place but that’s hardly his fault. I know he the new mob accountant but there was lots before him responsible for this mess, an I believe I can disagree with him but still think he okay, time will tell tho, an in bigger picture like somebody else said he has actually brought a community closer together now by making folk realise an offer help an support 👍

Ah right I thought you had totally turned against him of some sort. I probably jumped the gun a bit so to speak.

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We were so poor growing up I remember dad saying here son ,take this button up to auntie Kay and get her to sew  a shirt on it .

Life was so much simpler back then, no bloody phones ,very little tech and kids actually worked up an appetite from the outdoors instead of playing on games all day .I remember the free school meal line at school, yes they were segregated on a pink lunch ticket last sitting .
I took sandwiches and that was another separate sitting ,two tables pushed out the way .

Reality is , we arnt all the same regards social standing but the gap does seem to have widened between haves and haves not since I were a nipper despite all the changes we’ve seen .

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16 hours ago, stumfelter said:

Your doing well, that makes you about 83. 😂😂

I used to work with a bloke that had been a POW. He used to hoard food and eat everybody's leftovers from the canteen. To him it was perfectly logical. He never knew when bad times were coming back.. He was the most gentle, caring bloke ever. He came round to my house and noticed the kids pet rabbits and guinea pigs were begging at the wire mesh for food. It really upset him thinking they were hungry. So from that  moment on he used to gather loads of grass twice a week and bring it round so the kids pets would never go hungry.

Some of the lads used to be rough on him and call him 'gannet' and 'starver'. But for me he was a top bloke, its a pity that it takes that sort of experience to bring out the best in people.

Stumfelter I meant to quote Wilf not you 😃😀

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9 hours ago, king said:

That's the best post I've read on here for a long time mate.

It's like a snap shot of a time gone by..

Did your father speak much of being in stalag.

Now and again mate, just bits and bobs.

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36 minutes ago, jukel123 said:

I used to work with a bloke that had been a POW. He used to hoard food and eat everybody's leftovers from the canteen. To him it was perfectly logical. He never knew when bad times were coming back.. He was the most gentle, caring bloke ever. He came round to my house and noticed the kids pet rabbits and guinea pigs were begging at the wire mesh for food. It really upset him thinking they were hungry. So from that  moment on he used to gather loads of grass twice a week and bring it round so the kids pets would never go hungry.

Some of the lads used to be rough on him and call him 'gannet' and 'starver'. But for me he was a top bloke, its a pity that it takes that sort of experience to bring out the best in people.

I knew a guy that was the same he was a japaneese pow ,they had a bad time of it although he rarely spoke about it ,,,

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1 minute ago, riohog said:

I knew a guy that was the same he was a japaneese pow ,they had a bad time of it although he rarely spoke about it ,,,

Our old teacher was a jap pow, wouldn't teach any orientals at all. Hated em

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Just now, South hams hunter said:

Our old teacher was a jap pow, wouldn't teach any orientals at all. Hated em

they are a cruel lot my uncle was in Burma ,he hated them till the day he died ,

 

 

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18 hours ago, WILF said:

I’m going to ask you a straight couple of questions mate and I think in this whole conversation they matter, my question is:

Who wins if they don’t get it?

Who Looses if they do get it? 
 

 

I get what you're saying mate but its symptoms or cure....those that can heal can harm/those that can cure can kill etc etc

After 1.3 trillion quid to Africans and a worldwide pandemic to even think about focusing on our own....some might say that horse has bolted.

We are a first world country with probably the wealthiest lowest tier living in the world....in this day and age with all the benefits in place,child allowance/child support/tax credits/housing benefit etc all in place,any child allowed to go hungry should be taken into care in my opinion.....worst ways reduce their benefits and make it up with food vouchers instead.

 

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1 minute ago, gnasher16 said:

I get what you're saying mate but its symptoms or cure....those that can heal can harm/those that can cure can kill etc etc

After 1.3 trillion quid to Africans and a worldwide pandemic to even think about focusing on our own....some might say that horse has bolted.

We are a first world country with probably the wealthiest lowest tier living in the world....in this day and age with all the benefits in place,child allowance/child support/tax credits/housing benefit etc all in place,any child allowed to go hungry should be taken into care in my opinion.....worst ways reduce their benefits and give them food vouchers instead.

 

That won’t happen as some lefty cnut will determine that’s against human rights or something, it will get to point ( if it’s not already there) that the folk on minimum wages are the true poor of this country, that’s folk who wanna are are working ffs🤯

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10 minutes ago, W. Katchum said:

That won’t happen as some lefty cnut will determine that’s against human rights or something, it will get to point ( if it’s not already there) that the folk on minimum wages are the true poor of this country, that’s folk who wanna are are working ffs🤯

I'd be better off on benefits and not working but why would I not want to work .. I can't understand people who don't want to go out and provide for their family

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Well part of it is about being human and a school dinner costs a damn sight less than putting kids in care....

The things like pedophiles sectioned under mental health act fed and watered and taken for days out whilst still recieving full benefits would be a better thing to worry about than putting a warm meal in a kids belly...

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I mentioned on a thread, some time back, when I did three months pro bono work for the DHSS.

This was when they were closing the dole offices and going on-line. Every claimant had to have a c.v. uploaded on line and had to open an e-mail account.

It was my job to help them do this.

I couldn't believe the number of people, mainly men in their 30's and 40's, who were illiterate and innumerate, who had never had a job in their life, had no intention of ever wanting or getting a job, and were happy to just get their benefits and carry on.

Theres a whole underclass who have never worked, sometimes they are second or third generation benefits claimants, whole families who have known nothing but the dole.

Extending free school meals into the holidays is just a sticking plaster on a wound that requires major surgery.

The Torys won't fix it, and Labour would only expand it.

I don't have the answers, but I hope someone does.

Cheers.

 

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I've just spent the last 40 mins, or so, reading the arbitrary lockdown rules for Greater Manchester's 'Tier 3.'

God, you lads are f*ck*d!

Everyone will be on benefits at this rate...

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On ‎24‎/‎10‎/‎2020 at 14:58, micky said:

My brother  is now single and lives alone he lives very well on his benefits and banks an amount of money each month that most people on here including me would find hard to believe.

Its the same with me matey, im a pensioner on my own, the amount of pension I get each week is unbelievable , ive even queried it with the pensions department and yes im on the correct amount , so to put my mind at ease , when I do my shopping , I stick summat in these food parcel bins whats in tescos , tin of fruit a loaf of bread or summat, god knows weer it goes but makes me feel better

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