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Discussion in 'New Economic Landscape Chat' started by Mouse, Jul 16, 2016.

  1. Mouse

    Mouse Demi God of BlueShare

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    An alternative place to moan, rather than the brexit thread. My thoughts are breaking news stories, politics and anything worthy of a debate & moan.

    Have fun and keep it clean .....
     
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  2. Jon Holden

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    I said the moderators would set up a thread if they thought it was needed.

    Well done @Mouse

    Now what do I moan about first. o_O
     
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  3. Mouse

    Mouse Demi God of BlueShare

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    We have a fantastic selection at the moment, fill your boots !
     
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  4. Larry

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    Is it true that the shadow Foreign Secretary is a hat stand with a Che Guerevara Beret hanging on it ?;)
     
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    WTG share price? :confused:
     
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  6. rodrod1

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    Just noticed this 'affairs' thread.................

    Is it true that May is shagging Boris?
     
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  7. billyo

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    I heard it was a menage a trois with Gove.
     
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  8. Krafty01

    Krafty01 That handsome chap in a mini (Austin)!

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    Something my son shared with me today.. I wouldn't have posted this on WTG thread but hey ho!! This will probably liven the place up a bit!!! LOL.

    [​IMG]
     
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  9. bentley15

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    Mmm not much to say about this. So does this young man think that a democracy means that everyone is entitled to have their wish granted regardless of the view of others ? How many political parties would we have then ? how many 'leaders' ? One has the opportunity under a democracy to periodically change by majority vote to a new political party - or even to keep with the same part for another five years.

    It is not quite the same in countries like Russia, North Korea, Saudi Arabia or Syria etc. Witness the refugee situation where so many people without democracy are seeking to come to the UK. They will put everything at risk including their lives and the lives of their family to move to democratic Britain.

    I lived under a Socialist Government for over ten years quite recently without complaining once and never agreed with it or even liked it but it is a democracy and it IS NOW OUR TURN ! So perhaps the young man is asleep and it is time someone woke him up. When the Socialists have a greater respect for building the economy before seeking to share the riches created - rather than seeking to share the 'riches' which have been limited by trying to share them without responsibility and commitment - I might even vote for them myself.
     
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  10. Krafty01

    Krafty01 That handsome chap in a mini (Austin)!

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    With respect Bentley.. I said he shared it with me. I believe it was someone else's view not necessarily his! But Hey Ho! K
     
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  11. Berwick

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    The comments shared by Krafty's son endorse democracy. They direct attention to the PLPs refusal to accept the outcome of a democratic election.

    B
     
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  12. bentley15

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    My sincerest apologies to both you and your son if I have made an unreasonable comment. It was a feeling from my heart and my instinct. My best friend and I have been friends for a long time - and we first met on our first day at school when we were five - over 70 years ago. He is a member of the Salvation Army and a committed Socialist. I am a Christian and a believer in striving to do ones best for oneself, for ones family and for the nation. Of course I want the benefits of a collective effort to be wisely and fairly shared. Yet I do not believe that we can all contribute equally nor share equally. I believe that the greater the contribution by all the greater the 'riches' created and the more there is to share. We must share fairly with compassion and sensitivity but it should be partly based on contribution and effort - this is not an easy thing to achieve - indeed it is impossible. I think we can all agree that there are criminals within our Society and lazy people within our Society - yet even they must be catered for and allowed for.

    The true secret of life is to seek happiness and one cannot be truly happy unless those near and dear to you are also happy. Material gain is not the route to true happiness. I believe that " Contentment is wanting what you've got not getting what you want." YET to some extent you have to start out seeking to get something, and to own something before you can be content with it !!!! Life is fascinating !
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    I read again what you said in your post above and it still seems to me that when you stated that "Something my son shared with me today." I truly felt that your son was sharing his view with you !

    You also said "This will probably liven the place up a bit." and I assumed this was an invitation to posters on Blue Share seek to liven up the place a bit. I really thought I was responding to this as an 'invitation'. I have no particular wish to express my views to anyone. I always try to help when I can. My strongest view in life is that EVERYONE is entitled to a view - INCLUDING ME - so I thought I would share my view because I believed it would be welcome. Mmm Bentley Hey Ho !
     
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  13. Stefan Wilczak

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    I've always thought a benevolent dictatorship is the way forward. May may be the one! ;)

    Stefan
     
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  14. Jon Holden

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    @bentley15 Dont get despondent, I think we are trying to be light hearted not dictatorial.

    @Stefan Wilczak May I remind you that May may not be a dictator but May may instead be a republican conservative. (Assuming there is such and animal.) But you got the benevolent bit right. We are after all a Benevolent society.
     
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  15. Jon Holden

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    I think you should keep those kind of nasty jokes on the WTG thread.
     
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    With gove being spit roasted.
     
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  17. Jon Holden

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    I'm quite partial to roast pork and fresh peas.:D
     
  18. Reacher

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    I think this discussion should be on the WTG board as that has always been the kitchen table where the family always discussed life events amongst the QPP saga, and often ruminated about current affairs.
    Over the last few months statements of "this should be for WTG discussion only" seem to have driven many of us old timers away from that family unit.
    Just sayin :(
     
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  19. mart101

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    As long as she gives wee Nicola a good shagging I don't mind.
     
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    Mouse: 5 Points (Horrible vision indeed,but many would pay good money for it to happen) Jul 17, 2016
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    Thank god,I've always preferred hatchbacks.......
     
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