General Chat, Products & Comps <
21/05/2013 at 09:40
Anyone see part 2 of this programme last night? I swear I aged 10years frowning and snarling at the TV. Is this really what our country has become
21/05/2013 at 09:42
Ha, I have no interest in watching stuff like that. M watches it though and from all the rants on FB, people seem to be very riled about it I watched a bit of the Soap Awards
21/05/2013 at 09:45
Haven't seen it, sounds like it would get me all ranty though! What was the jist?
21/05/2013 at 09:50
Do you not Fi? I can't help but watch, it's like picking a scab. I get proper wound up though.
LB it's about people living on the breadline in Scunthorpe. Last night focussed on a 16yo girl who had been living on the street for some years. Had a baby at 15 which was taken off of her by the "child snatchers" that are commonly known as Social Services. Also a 21yo who has 5 (or was it 7) kids, who was ranting & crying because the government had stopped her tax credits because she had failed to inform them her boyfriend was living with her. The orginal claim was stopped & a new claim opened, would take about 6 weeks to sort it out. She had to go to charity to get food but "it shouldn't be up to charity people to help her, it should be the government" It's like she thought the Government just pull money out "their" @rse she didn't have a clue about tax payers.
21/05/2013 at 09:53
I'm glad I didn't watch that, I'd have been shouting at the TV!
21/05/2013 at 10:09
I watched it this morning.
It is like real life Shameless.
One of my FB friends was moaning about it, yet she is in exactly the same boat as that girl with the 5 kids.
21/05/2013 at 10:12
OMG yes it is like a real life Shameless.
21/05/2013 at 10:14
Belle, I don't really watch TV, only Eastenders and sometimes something will take my fancy
21/05/2013 at 10:21
Cos you've always got sport on!
21/05/2013 at 10:23
According to this some of it is set up. So I guess it's a case of when Towie met Shameless.
21/05/2013 at 10:24
Oooh interesting. I'll try and read the article later.
21/05/2013 at 10:28
Ha, so I do or maybe Childrens TV.
21/05/2013 at 12:22
Just read the article and they are still scuzzers.
21/05/2013 at 13:01
They enrage me so I can't watch it.
21/05/2013 at 13:03
I shared this on Facebook the other day
"The problems we face today are there because the people who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living"
This was written by a 21 yr old female who gets it. It's her future she’s worried about and this is how she feels about the social welfare system that she’s being forced to live in! These solutions are just common sense in her opinion.
Put me in charge . . ..
Put me in charge of Centrelink payments. I'd get rid of cash payments and provide vouchers for 50kg bags of rice and beans, blocks of cheese, basic sanitary items and all the powdered milk you can use.
If you want steak, burgers, takeaway and junk food, then get a job.
Put me in charge of Medicare. The first thing I'd do is to get women to have birth control implants.
Then, we'll test recipients for drugs, alcohol, and nicotine. If you want to reproduce, use drugs, drink alcohol or smoke, then get a job.
Put me in charge of government housing. Ever live in military barracks?
You will maintain our property in a clean and good state of repair.
Your "home" will be subject to inspections anytime and possessions will be inventoried.
If you want a plasma TV or Xbox 360, then get a job and your own place.
Put me in charge of compulsory job search. You will either search for employment each week no matter what the job or you will report for community work.
This may be clearing the roadways and open spaces of rubbish, painting and repairing public housing, whatever we find for you.
We will sell your 22 inch rims and low profile tires and your dooff dooff stereo and speakers and put that money toward the “common good..”
Before you write that I've violated someone's rights, realise that all of the above is voluntary.
If you want our hard earned cash and housing assistance, accept our rules..
Before you say that this would be "demeaning" and ruin someones "self esteem," consider that it wasn't that long ago that taking someone else's money for doing absolutely nothing was demeaning and lowered self esteem.
If we are expected to pay for other people's mistakes we should at least attempt to make them learn from their bad choices. The current system rewards those for continuing to make bad choices.
AND While you are on Centrelink income you no longer have the right to VOTE!
For you to vote would be a conflict of interest..... If you want to vote, then get a job.
Continues below ad
Nice to see you! Please do nose around, sign up and join in.