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    SpectrumFX reacted to spygirl in London - Grenfell House   
    Whats their receipt for BBQ goat?
     
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    SpectrumFX got a reaction from spygirl in How to make democracy work   
    Can't we just cut and paste the Constitution and systems from a country that works?
    How about Switzerland?
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    SpectrumFX got a reaction from spygirl in How to make democracy work   
    Can't we just cut and paste the Constitution and systems from a country that works?
    How about Switzerland?
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    SpectrumFX got a reaction from Byron in Fat shamed by Piers Morgan   
    Everybody knows that she's fucked. Their issue with Morgan is that we've still got a social norm left over from Christianity to not mock the afflicted.
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    SpectrumFX reacted to PatronizingGit in Uk 9th largest manufacturer in world   
    I think giving the bank of England 'independence' was one of the greatest mistakes this country has made.
    I can see why politicians wanted it...they get exonerated from blame, because the treasury/chancellor doesnt control rates, whilst a city controlled central bank is 'impartial', but judged on the results, how can BoE indepedence be declared anything but a complete failure. 20 years of falling real wages. Largest asset bubbles (and busts) in history. 
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    SpectrumFX reacted to JoeDavola in Graduate meet crap job, crap job meet graduate...   
    I guess the lesson is that in the UK the rewards for work tend to fall along quite a narrow spectrum of reward, especially when high taxation and housing benefit/tax credits for low earners are taken into consideration.
    So if you are going to work your arse off, make sure it's in something that does pay the really big money. Otherwise, try and find the easiest day job possible to get you your standard 30-40K UK wage. Don't be putting yourself into an early grave to up that wage to 45 or 50K.
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    SpectrumFX reacted to SuperTramp in I'm under attack by the Workplace Diversity Nazis   
    If you don't agree with the work culture in a particular organisation, it's easier to leave.
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    SpectrumFX got a reaction from One percent in Fat shamed by Piers Morgan   
    Their issue is that they're fully trained in the latest NHS dietary advice, and that they follow it to the letter.

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    SpectrumFX got a reaction from Hail the Tripod in Twat of the day.   
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    SpectrumFX reacted to DurhamBorn in Credit deflation and the reflation cycle to come.   
    Like @sancho panza says being skint is my biggest fear.Iv had cancer,relationship breakups ,redundancy you name it and faced all those down easily,skint is far worse.When i was 12 to 14 id say where i lived in the north suffered an economic depression maybe as bad as the Great Depression.In my town and most northern towns nearly ALL the jobs went as they closed almost all our industry.I can remember seeing a guy leaning against the wall in our back alley.He was one of the toughest blokes i knew.He would put on the floor half a dozen fellas without blinking.Lovely bloke though and always stuck an embassy cigarette behind my ear if i was sat on the back step as they walked home from the factory.This day it was raining and i could hear him crying like a baby.I never went out the gate,he didnt know i was there.He pulled himself together and walked off.The reason he was crying was because he hadnt been able to get any work and couldnt take a wage home to his wife .Seems he used to walk the alleys as if he was walking from work that was now just an empty site.Industry closing broke him and almost everyone else.I used to see him simply walking his dog around the park.One night i saw his wife snogging another bloke behind a tree.She wasnt like that,a lovely woman and they stayed married until he died,but i guess she needed an escape too.That was a lesson il never forget.The government lie to you,the elite will screw you over in a blink.You have to protect yourself as best you can.Question everything you are told.Understand capital.I fear a new generation are about to be that bloke,and they might get it even worse as they are so used to getting more.
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    SpectrumFX reacted to Talking Monkey in Graduate meet crap job, crap job meet graduate...   
    All those middle class jobs just don't pay anymore, fuck knows how young people are meant to buy a house raise a family and live a life
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    SpectrumFX reacted to JoeDavola in Graduate meet crap job, crap job meet graduate...   
    I'm seeing lots of jobs in the public sector/universities hovering around the 40K mark. Seems to be hard to get much more than that.
    There's also the fact that often you have jobs in these places get down-graded to save money when re-advertised. So the boomers in the same job as you are getting 10K more, as well as the fact that they got their house for a third of what you're having to pay for it.
    Guess that's why they often have several houses while the young struggle to buy one.
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    SpectrumFX reacted to wherebee in Graduate meet crap job, crap job meet graduate...   
    I was earning ten pounds and hour working in pubs in London and the south east thirty years ago.  If you want an example of how mass immigration has eroded the value of labour, the above story gives you all you need to know.
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    SpectrumFX reacted to Frank Hovis in Graduate meet crap job, crap job meet graduate...   
    Good for them.
    As I noted on another thread RPI inflation is 287% since 1987 (i.e. something costing £1 in 1987 now costs £2.87) whilst wages have barely moved in that time.
    This has been caused by globalisation and open borders providing the immigration to keep the "labour market" working well for employers but not employees.
    When people moan about tube drivers getting £60k a year they are attacking the wrong target - everybody who was earnng £22k in 1987 shoudl now be getting £60k.  The fact that it's only them with a monopoly and a strong union shows how much the rest of us have been done over in that time.
    My first decent job paid £40k, that would now be £114k but very similar jobs are still being advertised for £40k.
    I did at least earn for a period when wages were at that level as did most of us here but for anyone starting work now or in the last ten years, especially if you've gone into graduate debt to get that £25k job:
    You can never have enough Lydon.
     
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    SpectrumFX reacted to Turned Out Nice Again in Operation Nookie 60   
    Have to share with the DOSBODS massive a huge insight that came upon me this morning:
    I've always taken for granted that my life has been a bit of a fail with my recent divorce being just the cherry on the top - underperformed at school/ university, overweight through my 20s, lost my virginity absurdly late, never made much money nor particularly distinguished myself in my chosen field, probably never experienced truly requited love and couldn't even keep the woman I eventually married.
    BUT ... what if I was seeing it all wrong? 
    Looked at from the perspective of a UK 60 yo in 2018 and comparing myself now to my peers, I'm starting to think that - almost certainly unwittingly - I played all my cards perfectly to date (touch wood - as everything could still go spectacularly South from here).
    I'm standing tall on the top of Maslow's Pyramid.
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    SpectrumFX reacted to Bkkandrew in Bye bye Treason May?   
    It’s like a spoof zombie movie. 
    Mayzombie
    Mayzombie Returns
    Mayzombie - The Final Stand
    Mayzombie 4: May vs Sanity
    Mayzombie 5: Rise of the Mogg
    Mayzombie 6: Davis gets a BoJo (Adult version)
    Mayzombie 7: Ultimate Zombie Dance
    Mayzombie 8: RUSSIAN Zombies from the USSR!
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    We are currently on Mayzombie 16.
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    SpectrumFX reacted to Austin Allegro in Bye bye Treason May?   
    Every time I see this post heading in bold I click on it in the vain hope that Mrs May's resignation has just been announced. 
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    SpectrumFX got a reaction from One percent in Fat shamed by Piers Morgan   
    Their issue is that they're fully trained in the latest NHS dietary advice, and that they follow it to the letter.

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    SpectrumFX got a reaction from Byron in Fat shamed by Piers Morgan   
    Everybody knows that she's fucked. Their issue with Morgan is that we've still got a social norm left over from Christianity to not mock the afflicted.
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    SpectrumFX got a reaction from One percent in Fat shamed by Piers Morgan   
    Their issue is that they're fully trained in the latest NHS dietary advice, and that they follow it to the letter.

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    SpectrumFX got a reaction from DTMark in Most attractive man on the planet?   
    I didn't know Lex Luther played guitar!

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    SpectrumFX got a reaction from DTMark in Most attractive man on the planet?   
    I didn't know Lex Luther played guitar!

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    SpectrumFX got a reaction from DTMark in Most attractive man on the planet?   
    I didn't know Lex Luther played guitar!

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    SpectrumFX got a reaction from One percent in Fat shamed by Piers Morgan   
    Their issue is that they're fully trained in the latest NHS dietary advice, and that they follow it to the letter.

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    SpectrumFX got a reaction from One percent in Fat shamed by Piers Morgan   
    Their issue is that they're fully trained in the latest NHS dietary advice, and that they follow it to the letter.