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    eight reacted to maynardgravy in The Canada Is Fucked Thread   
    That's the Mac Lads tour cancelled then
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    eight reacted to Austin Allegro in Starting your own business   
    IMO this is the key to successful tradesman businesses. Pimlico Plumbers does well because they are reliable, smart, and most importantly, you get through to an efficient sounding secretary on the phone who organises the visit, you don't get Terry on his mobile in his van telling you he'll call you back (which he usually doesn't) because he's on the north Circular.
    I think what some tradesmen, because they are from a working class background, don't realise is that middle and upper class people will pay well over the odds for a professional service - they won't trust Dodgy Dave in his tartan jacket and benny hat who writes out his estimates on the back of a Ladbrokes slip.
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    eight reacted to Bedrag Justesen in Bye bye Treason May?   
    Maybachstop.
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    eight got a reaction from The XYY Man in Bye bye Treason May?   
    I know the point you're trying to make, but there's still a good chance you're wrong.
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    eight got a reaction from gilf in Chelsea racists   
    He was so poor in Euro 16 I would like to have seen his England career ended for good, irrespective of league form. Harry Kane likewise.
    Most of his goals for Man City are back post tap-ins after all the donkeywork has been done by more reliable players. To me, if his attitude in any way matches his general demeanour then it's no wonder why he will be forever unable to fulfil his apparent potential.
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    eight reacted to Frank Hovis in Chelsea racists   
    Him and Owen Jones both.
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    eight reacted to Rave in Chelsea racists   
    I like Raheem Sterling as a player, and can't think of anything I particularly dislike about his conduct off the field. I think the Chelsea fanbase has a considerably larger than average wanker contingent. But I'm still prepared to take the bloke's explanation at face value:
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6481297/Chelsea-fan-accused-racially-abusing-Sterling-says-called-MANC-c-not-black-one.html
    I only started going to football matches a few years ago, well into my 30s. I've come to enjoy and appreciate the game, but really the reason I got into it was that I really enjoy the singing and the banter. I rarely if ever sit close to the pitch, and if I did I don't think I'd scream abuse at a player taking a corner or a throw unless I thought they'd egregiously cheated earlier in the match, but I do think that attempting to wind up opposition players is fair enough.
    I'm of the opinion that Adam Johnson got a ludicrously harsh sentence; I don't think fingering a 15 year old is even illegal in France. But that didn't stop me joining in the chorus of "fuck off Adam Johnson, you're going down for noncing" when we were last up at Sunderland...
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    eight got a reaction from spunko in Bye bye Treason May?   
    Gold.
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    eight got a reaction from OurDayWillCome in Bye bye Treason May?   
    Quite, you're describing the EU project.
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    eight got a reaction from OurDayWillCome in Bye bye Treason May?   
    Quite, you're describing the EU project.
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    eight reacted to The Masked Tulip in Bye bye Treason May?   
    No. Just the Twilight Zone.
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    eight got a reaction from stokiescum in Minimum wage to tackle poverty   
    I'm currently engaged in some NMW work - albeit part time - so feel I could have a lot to contribute on this subject; alas due to work I don't have the time!
    I'd actually like to do something in the area of debt counselling/repudiation, low pay, self reliance. Unfortunately I couldn't survive long as a volunteer and there's no money in it, by definition. I might start a blog of my experiences and opinions though.
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    eight got a reaction from spunko in Bye bye Treason May?   
    Gold.
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    eight got a reaction from stokiescum in Minimum wage to tackle poverty   
    I'm currently engaged in some NMW work - albeit part time - so feel I could have a lot to contribute on this subject; alas due to work I don't have the time!
    I'd actually like to do something in the area of debt counselling/repudiation, low pay, self reliance. Unfortunately I couldn't survive long as a volunteer and there's no money in it, by definition. I might start a blog of my experiences and opinions though.
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    eight reacted to sleepwello'nights in Macron - how long before wheels fall off   
    The rule of law is where it should start and indeed it did. whenever people start to live in groups then individuals have to accept the rule of the majority. It is then continuously under attack from those who think the majority are weaker than the strongest. It manifests itself in the way the rule of law is subjugated by those who have the authority to exercise it. Is the way Western democracies have been hijacked by the political establishment an example or just the way it will always be?
    To be honest though for most of us in the west the life in our countries is too comfortable and well ordered for us to risk taking action. We'll grumble and bitch to our hearts content. Its only when there are enough with empty bellies that we'll become desperate enough to take action. Even then a leader will have to emerge to unite 
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    eight got a reaction from Cunning Plan in Minimum wage to tackle poverty   
    Without trying to use actual figures, the minimum reward for working full time needs to be about twice what it is now, in relation to everything else.
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    eight reacted to Bedrag Justesen in Macron - how long before wheels fall off   
    Everybody.
    Fast track the process.
    Fill the prisons.
    Then begin shooting us.
    Council Tax must be paid.
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    eight got a reaction from Cunning Plan in Minimum wage to tackle poverty   
    Without trying to use actual figures, the minimum reward for working full time needs to be about twice what it is now, in relation to everything else.
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    eight got a reaction from Cunning Plan in Minimum wage to tackle poverty   
    Without trying to use actual figures, the minimum reward for working full time needs to be about twice what it is now, in relation to everything else.
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    eight got a reaction from Cunning Plan in Minimum wage to tackle poverty   
    Without trying to use actual figures, the minimum reward for working full time needs to be about twice what it is now, in relation to everything else.
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    eight reacted to Austin Allegro in Reality is another country   
    That is a benefit of it to governments. But at an individual level, I think it is more about a deep seated psychological function which used to be served by religious belief. Eg, millenarianism - the idea that the end of the world is coming; supplication - the idea that something larger than ourselves can be placated by making certain acts of obeisance or believing certain things; purity laws - the idea that some foods are 'clean' while others are 'unclean' - this is particularly strong in veganism/vegetarianism; acts of contrition - eg, the paying of 'carbon taxes' and 'carbon trading' which is little different to the selling of indulgences in the medieval church, etc etc.