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  1. gumpty

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    It was like watching the sporting equivalent of Eurovision.

    Tactical and cynical block-voting that leaves the British contender languishing at the bottom despite having one of the technically better packages.
     
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    Because it was fixed?
     
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    Football can suck my a-hole! It's not the game it used to be & it's already immensely popular here in the UK so having it elsewhere in the world to me, is a great idea.
     
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    So going back to my earlier comment, do you all think there is any value in posting an outline map in the OP showing locations of where we all are, perhaps by number (number as shown on members list) or a waste of time? Something like this but obviously a more pro job......
     

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    Maybe a link to a Google Maps map with people pinned on it? Might work.
     
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    They can stick it up their a** for all I care, FIFA is a corrupt organisation and I am glad the BBC stuck to their guns and aired panorama when they did, not that I think that changed the outcome, we didn't line the officials pockets thats why we didn't get it, it went to the highest bidder.
     
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    I got a few items that can be used for a give away at the end of Xmas. - if there are any girls here i'd probably give away something more too ;)
     
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    Being a native New Zealander, rugby is my game anyway.
     
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    Offering to give away your virginity to any female on TPU. Thats so nice of you :p
     
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    being an Englander we pretty fail at every sport -

    -We suck at football. whens the last time England won the world cup

    -We suck at Tennis - Tim henman totally failed to compete

    -We suck at crickit - India/Pakistan always beats us

    - F1 racing - what the fuck happend to lewis hamilton after he won in 2008?? he doesnt 'try' anymore

    is there any sport we can play that we dont suck in? I know we are fairly good at rugby
     
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    Wellingborough, Northants to be precise Tatty:) Chav central and a great location for Jeremy Kyle's research team by all accounts :)
     
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    Jessica Ennis does alright ... ;)
     
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    I have a problem with people coming to take my money from me too. £1 billion equates to about £17 a person, and that's no small sum. If you consider only the people working (and pay the majority of the tax), it increases to a not as palatable sum of £30 or more.
     
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    Seeing that there is only like 5 countries playing cricket seriously, 4th out of 5 seems pretty good to me. Same goes to rugby.
     
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    And given that NZ is currently at the bottom of that list in terms of ranking ... lets just move along from the subject of cricket.

    Rugby though ...
     
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    I pay maybe 10k a year in tax, £30 is absolutely nothing, the govt squanders money left right and centre, I should know I work in IT and the money they waste in IT year in and year out is unbelievable, one example, my company a few years ago got a million dollar order for a govt plan that never even went ahead, we got the order and payment and in the end they scrapped the plan and didnt even use the software, this kind of shit happens all the time and not just in IT. The govt are the biggest wasters of money you will ever come across this is fact.

    That said you are complaining about £30, what would you do, cut all benefits? for the small minority of people that claim when they shouldnt would you take away money from low income families or single parents just to make sure your hard earned £30 isn't going to some sponger? nevermind £30 when the govt gets hold of the £1000's in tax that you will inevitably be paying it they will waste a hell of a lot more than £30, its all in context IMO

    And I know you like your maths, so of the average wage of maybe 15-18k perhaps 3k of that will be in tax (not to mention all the other taxes they hit you for after VAT, council, road etc etc) so that £30 equates to 1% of your taxes.
     
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    I do get your point. Back home, all the fancy things like supporting the poor and homeless is arranged by government affiliated charity funds. Rather than have a blanket cover, they actually do what you guys refer to as "means tested", people who needs benefits will get them, and they are pretty efficient at collecting and distributing taxes (except for a fiasco where they had an equivalent of £50 mil and counting while people were suffering :eek:).

    I grew up in a middle-middle class family (enough for a comfortable living but no fancy rigs and stuff), both my parents grew up in relative poverty, so I am drilled from young to value money. If you would believe me, the first time I received any form of pocket money was when I was 15, and that £5. Total pocket money as of now received from my parents amount to much less than £100. And we don't celebrate christmas, never received any "red packets" (with money) in Chinese New Year from my parents, etc etc.

    £30 might not be a big deal to a comfy person like you (judging from £10k tax, you probably make above £30k pretax, which is rather comfy), but for the majority of the inner city low-wage workers £30 will feed them for 2 weeks, and that's relatively high to them.

    Problem with democracy is that whenever something gets unpopular, it gets shafted and the government will spend money to bury the problem. In a rather more autocratic country like where I am from, whatever is good for you gets shoved down your throat, whether you like it or not (of course, that includes some poor policies too, but at least they are not wasting money in a monumental scale like UK). Oh, and UK government is extremely computer illiterate.

    Edit: my education in UK is fully sponsored by my government, not a cent from my parents :D. That includes living expenses (but I will have to budget carefully if I want extra money to spend on fancy computers and stuff).
     
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    Again you are not taking my comments in the centext they are meant, yes £30 to some people is a lot of money, I am fortunate to have an ok paying job, though 2 years ago I was on JSA, struggling to find work and when I did it was minimum wage, so I do know what it is like to be hard up, and its not good.

    My whole point was just about the general consensus of people on benefits when really it is a very small percentage of them who take the piss, and another point I was making is the media and politicians like to shove this down our throat and make it seem like thats where all our tax money goes, guess it takes the honus off of them.

    By the way £30 a year works out to 57p a week, which again it depends in what context you look at things.
     
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    As a honest citizen, what should you do to? More precisely, what can you do? After reading your post carefully, I realised that I am barking up the wrong tree. :eek:
     
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    Regarding benefits? well there isn't a lot you can do that will stop all benefit cheats, you can cut it down but it's like anything, shoplifting, stealing cars, you can always put measures in place to stop it though unfortunately as is human behaviour some people will always find a way, thats just the way it is.

    And care to explain
    As far as I am concerned I am voicing an opinion, it might not sit with your own though that doesn't matter cause we can agree to disagree.
     
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    I went about ranting about my life whereas you are just talking about the £30 spent annually and how its hard to eliminate it.

    Edit: your workload must be rather light to be trolling TPU at this time of the day. Having my lunch hour(s) atm.
     
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    Quit your attitude, if you must know I am off work today not that it's any of your business, now I never asked you to comment to my original post relating to this and now you are really starting to act your age in calling me a troll cause you have nothing else to go by. If you don't like my opinion you are not forced to reply, we do liver in a democratic world so you are free to go about your own business as you see fit.

    And lunch hour(s) well enjoy it, and enjoy your education that I am paying for by your own words as I work and pay my taxes and you are getting an education and living expenses on the state.
     
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    See, politics and the inequities they cause... boo!

    Now for something really important. Do I bite the bullet and purchase from OcUK and get a £180 5870 or do I get a £170 6870 from Novatech who I love & trust?
     
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