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1 hour ago, Rallyman said:

Have you got any evidence that I hate the uk ? 

 

I refer you to your previous post.  It's beyond distasteful to be celebrating something that's caused so much damage.   

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35 minutes ago, FirstWorldProblems said:

I refer you to your previous post.  It's beyond distasteful to be celebrating something that's caused so much damage.   

That’s not celebrating just answering your question 

 

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5 hours ago, Bobj said:

Advertising, Dunnit make you want to spit! These people give me the screaming ab—dabs. 

Heard an advert telling me to buy an article as 45% off. Off what? They never say, could be 45% off for a bag of marbles. So we don’t know what the original price is And, they say to save a HUGE 15 cents off an article than on another advert, tell you that you only pay a small $125. The mind boggles at the ways and distances to sell an article. Christmas and the other family do’s are a stupidly insane time  I saw an advert for Mothers’ Day where it said Mum would just live this diamond ring at $227.50. I wonder how a child is going to buy that. On the never-never? 
BAH HUMBUG!

Seems to me that the advertisers have lost the real meaning of Christmas and other family times. Cheers, Bobj

People have been lying since Delilah told Samson, "I think you'll look much better with a crew-cut".

Ignore the negatively and enjoy the festive season, Bob - I still love the magic of Christmas 😊

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On 17/11/2023 at 07:51, BendigoBoy said:

I presume you're talking about the pig, here?
After all, it was the good voting public of the UK who pulled the real rabbit out of the hat in terms of making the country look a laughing stock.

Brexit wasn't the only thing the great British public voted on in 2016. They also voted to name the new Antarctic research ship "Boaty McBoatface". The British voter likes to have a good laugh. For some inexplicable reason the country's elected government decided to be the grown up and took the undemocratic path on that occasion.

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On 17/11/2023 at 08:13, InnerVoice said:

That's exactly what I think, but it's about all he's going for him really. About the only policy I recall agreeing with was legalizing same-sex marriage, which was more a natural evolvement of societal values and expectations than a stroke of political genius.

If you look at the list of policies during his tenure; austerity measures, introducing universal credit, free schools (which weren't free at all), and NHS 'reforms' - all ways to suck money out of the public system and put it into government coffers - you can see now why the UK's now in the state it's in.

"Put it into government coffers"? You are clearly making that up. Government coffers have been empty for centuries. There is nothing but a National Debt.

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56 minutes ago, Ken said:

"Put it into government coffers"? You are clearly making that up. Government coffers have been empty for centuries. There is nothing but a National Debt.

Not true.

The UK Treasury has over 310 Tonnes of gold in their coffers.

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1 hour ago, Parley said:

Not true.

The UK Treasury has over 310 Tonnes of gold in their coffers.

Used to be 700 tonnes until labour sold off 56% in the worst deal in history.

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2 hours ago, Parley said:

Not true.

The UK Treasury has over 310 Tonnes of gold in their coffers.

It had a hell of a lot more than that before Brown sold a huge hoard of it off.

At a low price that just looks profoundly stupid in light of how the price of gold has gone in the last 23 years.

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On 17/11/2023 at 06:13, InnerVoice said:

That's exactly what I think, but it's about all he's going for him really. About the only policy I recall agreeing with was legalizing same-sex marriage, which was more a natural evolvement of societal values and expectations than a stroke of political genius.

If you look at the list of policies during his tenure; austerity measures, introducing universal credit, free schools (which weren't free at all), and NHS 'reforms' - all ways to suck money out of the public system and put it into government coffers - you can see now why the UK's now in the state it's in.

Austerity was a ridiculous policy. Just as bad as Liz Truss, but in the opposite way. In fact, if Truss and Cameron had switched roles the UK would be in a much better state. Completely incompetent. We should have politicians that understand economics rather than Latin.

Haven't had a decent Tory pm since major.

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On 17/11/2023 at 14:20, simmo said:

Easy on the eye too.

 

Budgie 8.jpg

Never trust a man who wears budgie smugglers.

Nice ice-creams by the way. Best I've ever had.

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27 minutes ago, Blue Manna said:

Austerity was a ridiculous policy. Just as bad as Liz Truss, but in the opposite way. In fact, if Truss and Cameron had switched roles the UK would be in a much better state. Completely incompetent. We should have politicians that understand economics rather than Latin.

Haven't had a decent Tory pm since major.

I thought Cameron read PPE!?


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Huge anti socialism protests in Spain. Worrying.

 

 

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11 hours ago, Blue Manna said:

Austerity was a ridiculous policy. Just as bad as Liz Truss, but in the opposite way. In fact, if Truss and Cameron had switched roles the UK would be in a much better state. Completely incompetent. We should have politicians that understand economics rather than Latin.

Haven't had a decent Tory pm since major.

Well someone had to pay for that £500 billion bank bail-out, and heaven forbid if it had been a whole bunch of rich people who'd caused the GFC in the first place. As soon as the Tories got back in power I realized public sector workers were going to be in for a raw deal, and it was one of the reasons why I returned to Australia in 2011.


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3 hours ago, InnerVoice said:

Well someone had to pay for that £500 billion bank bail-out, and heaven forbid if it had been a whole bunch of rich people who'd caused the GFC in the first place. As soon as the Tories got back in power I realized public sector workers were going to be in for a raw deal, and it was one of the reasons why I returned to Australia in 2011.

You spend your way out of a recession. The USA was a textbook case of how to emerge from a gfc. 

Total collapse of the economy and banking system is never a good plan.

You don't cut spending in a recession. You don't make tax cuts during a boom.

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What kind of animal gets taken in as a refugee, gets treated like a VIP guest then gets up and thinks "I know, I'll go out and stab some kids" ?

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I hope Israel stop their action very soon. 

The Hamas action was appalling but Israel have perhaps done 10 times as much in response.

Seeing bombing of apartment building and lots of innocent people killed cannot be right.

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45 minutes ago, Parley said:

I hope Israel stop their action very soon. 

The Hamas action was appalling but Israel have perhaps done 10 times as much in response.

Seeing bombing of apartment building and lots of innocent people killed cannot be right.

Have you watched the Piers Morgan interview with the Palestinian doctor? 

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55 minutes ago, Parley said:

I hope Israel stop their action very soon. 

The Hamas action was appalling but Israel have perhaps done 10 times as much in response.

Seeing bombing of apartment building and lots of innocent people killed cannot be right.

Hamas attacked Israel because they knew Israel would respond in this way. They have as much blood on their hands as the Israelis. I'm not saying the Israelis aren't guilty of genocide. Obviously they are.  But Hamas leadership are billionaires living it up in Qatar laughing as every shell hits a Palestinian child. They wanted this. They wanted to make martyrs out of the Palestinians. They want the world's sympathy. And of course we are all guilty for letting things get so bad that Hamas saw this as a reasonable thing to do.

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14 minutes ago, Tulip1 said:

Have you watched the Piers Morgan interview with the Palestinian doctor? 

No. I will search it out. Thanks.


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On 22/11/2023 at 02:38, simmo said:

The new Argentinian chap seems interesting.

Make Argentina great!

And the Dutch guy too.

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Changing the subject, I never rated Busselton as an area before now. But hand on heart, I have to say it's truly one of the most beautiful areas I've ever seen. It's just simply stunning.

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10 hours ago, Parley said:

I hope Israel stop their action very soon. 

The Hamas action was appalling but Israel have perhaps done 10 times as much in response.

Seeing bombing of apartment building and lots of innocent people killed cannot be right.

I think that's the first post you've made that I agree with.

It's definitely not right.

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