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In reply to an earlier post on 1 Apr 2013 21:32:39 BDT
...they do Funty. Every revolutionary leader promises exactly that.

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Apr 2013 21:35:15 BDT
Going by your blockheadedness over the years there's no evidence to support your claim...you Funty are a hopeless case, a saddo.

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Apr 2013 22:05:09 BDT
Roxy,

How does having us sheep penned up in penury help <<the fat cats>>? Most folk who are obsessed with how << the fat cats>> are crushing us, also prattle on about our consumerist society created by...<<the fat cats>> to make themselves billions. In which case, how does having us sheep on the edge of starvation help <<the fat cats>> stay fat?

Btw, who are <<the fat cats>>?

Posted on 2 Apr 2013 09:01:41 BDT
easytiger says:
People who live in Hampstead and vote labour should be made to let their spare bedrooms out to families of refugees and third world immigrants, leaving council housing for the indigenous population who have contributed to the system.

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Apr 2013 16:29:15 BDT
absolutely, as they are the ones benefitting fom cheap au pairs, gardeners, etc

Posted on 2 Apr 2013 17:33:32 BDT
Why not squat? Hot air blah blah blah hot air etc. I can support my lifestyle because I work. If you can't: A/ get a job B/ change your lifestyle. It isn't rocket science folks, those kicking up a fuss about this are those I would recommend option A to. Try it guys, it really works - employment is easy, get up, sell sell sell, go home, get money in that order. Anyone can do it and if you still claim you can't, next time swallow the *whole* packet of paracetamol.

Oh, and btw, those who are affected by this new 'tax' (what a crap word, I pay bedroom tax - uts called RENT) are straight to top priority to be re-homed (into a smaller house). So why not stop moaning, use logic (smaller house, smaller bills), stop typing and do something about it.

Now for more serious matters, what to do with my 8 spare bedrooms.

Posted on 2 Apr 2013 17:41:41 BDT
Make money out of your spare room!

Starter kits from just 200 quid, all you need to grow your own wee.. Tomato plants. Sell an ounce of... Tomato for up to 300 quid, average yield per plant 4-6 ounces, 4 plant capacity. Solar panels to power or use the nearest lampost. The government has screwed you all into bedroom tax, hit back with this new get rich very quickly scheme.

In just 2 months you could be in control of an army of lackies, have your own range rover sport or BM X5.

Its kind of legal... (Less than 9 plants is treat as 'personal' as of jan 2013) so get growing your own ganj... Tomatoes today.

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Apr 2013 18:01:51 BDT
Last edited by the author on 2 Apr 2013 19:11:32 BDT
Pop,

Income per crop of 9 plants x 5oz x 300 = 13,500 less cost of lecky (how much would that be?)

Is 300/oz the retail price? What would I get if I sold it to a dealer, I don't want to spend all day in the pub waiting for customers?

How many crops could I get a year? Four would give 54,000 a year on your figures...worth the effort. And I like gardening.

I plan to use my garage, I'll insulate it.

Where do I buy a 'starter kit'?

Posted on 2 Apr 2013 18:36:41 BDT
Well, whole sale you can half the sell price. 150 an ounce of tomatoes wholesale. Lecky is going to cost a bit, that's why I suggested a lampost or solar panels, erm, tough to guess really, depends on your provider and the unit price of your electricity. Economy 7 electric tariffs give you 7 hours discounted electricity for use during the night. Consult your provider.

If you are going wholesale, the starter kit is just to help realise the potential. Serrated blades on your fans for silent running. A decent carbon filter (tomato plants can smell really bad). A quick google search, a visit to the right forum BAM... BMW X5

Posted on 2 Apr 2013 19:04:13 BDT
easytiger says:
Alreet PP? Been quiet for a while.

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Apr 2013 19:47:37 BDT
No bad easy. Bitterly cold weather, spring looking like a no show - usual crap. New job means I don't have free time during day anymore, I blame the economy. How is life in a much hotter environment? Did you get around to biking Kilimanjaro?

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Apr 2013 20:17:49 BDT
Pipkin says:
>how does having us sheep on the edge of starvation help the fat cats stay fat?<
Because you breed like rats... one out; one in.
Disposable, and replaceable........................

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Apr 2013 20:22:47 BDT
Pipkin says:
Hi Pop,
Did you get started on your new venture then?
mx

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Apr 2013 20:40:37 BDT
M, More of your eccentric logic.

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Apr 2013 21:51:00 BDT
M,

<<edge of starvation>>

Exaggeration.

Whatever the UKey poor can be accused of, looking at them, it's unfair to say, they look to be on <<the edge of starvation>>.

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Apr 2013 07:43:30 BDT
easytiger says:
Was up there a couple weeks ago to see family. Couldn't wait to get back to the monsoon season. Still never got to Kili- had an unforeseen major expense; me and the tigress got married properly/officially here in Pointe Noire.
What u doing for a living now?

Posted on 3 Apr 2013 09:35:39 BDT
Dan Fante says:
Ian Duncan Smith says he could live on 53 a week after bills, which he probably could. I remember former Tory MP Piers Merchant pulling a similar stunt in the 80s (living in a council house for a week or so). Of course the fact that IDS has been able to pursue a political career by living off his wealthy wife is what makes the comments somewhat offensive to people who actually do have to struggle to make ends meet. And I see the petition has 300k signatories now.

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Apr 2013 09:39:29 BDT
If you're on benefits you don't <<live on 53 a week>>.

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Apr 2013 09:45:51 BDT
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In reply to an earlier post on 3 Apr 2013 23:59:49 BDT
The One says:
More to the point........more private landlords = higher housing benefit = higher taxes = poorer society suffers.

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Apr 2013 07:23:38 BDT
Very wise word from El unos.

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Apr 2013 10:33:26 BDT
Last edited by the author on 4 Apr 2013 10:49:09 BDT
OK remove all private landlords. How does this 'solve' the housing shortage?

If LAs built more homes they would need to borrow at market rates to buy the land and build them. Plus operating costs to cover management and upkeep.

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Apr 2013 10:36:16 BDT
Have a 5 year plan ...the state builds...ah...remember the USSR...?????????????????????????????

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Apr 2013 10:48:43 BDT
OK and the LA borrows to buy land and pay the build costs and then it has running costs. Say a total of 10k a year per home. Rents to cover this would be 830 a month, or are you making them rent free? If so where does the council get income to pay the interest charges and the running costs?

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Apr 2013 10:50:41 BDT
I remember the USSR.
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