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    GboroRam reacted to Sparkle in V F*rest (AWAY) carabao cup match thread.   
    Seriously what were you expecting - they did win the European cup twice you know - a competition that doesn’t exist anymore 
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    GboroRam reacted to minesahartington in Next home game Neil Warnock   
    Life would be so much more dull without our Colin. Top bloke
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    GboroRam reacted to Van Cone De Head in Best Guitarist Ever   
    Brilliant guitarist.
    So many great players,depends on taste.
    Gary Moore,Joe Satriani,Paul Gilbert?
     
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    GboroRam reacted to Gaspode in I would drive dowell back up to Everton myself!   
    Pathetic.....
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    GboroRam got a reaction from reverendo de duivel in The Politics Thread 2019   
    Squabbling over the crumbs. 
    Persimmon boss was awarded a £75m bonus last year. Focus on the point in hand. You don't live in a third world country. We could change the rules, if we had the political will. 
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    GboroRam reacted to WhiteHorseRam in The Politics Thread 2019   
    I have always admired the character Fagin from 'Oliver Twist'.
    Without Govt/Social Services support he looks after a crowd of orphans … provides a career path with the perk of earning as they learn … encourages initiative and the entrepreneurial spirit.
    Oh yeah, and free sausages.
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    GboroRam reacted to Highgate in The Politics Thread 2019   
    Older generations complaining about the youth of the day.  Some things never change. 
    Bad parents exist and have always existed. But there is little doubt now that it will be up to the younger generations to fix the mess that the older generations are leaving for them. 
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    GboroRam got a reaction from SchtivePesley in The Politics Thread 2019   
    Squabbling over the crumbs. 
    Persimmon boss was awarded a £75m bonus last year. Focus on the point in hand. You don't live in a third world country. We could change the rules, if we had the political will. 
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    GboroRam reacted to alexxxxx in The Politics Thread 2019   
    theres no way he pays tax on that bonus. these people are too clever.
    i have heard stories of people at banks where their bonuses go through complex investments set up by the bank themselves for the benefit of the employees which reduces their tax liability.
    I don't even think 28% of tax being paid by 1% of earners is even that outrageous, or even 90% paid by top 50% is even that outrageous either...
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    GboroRam reacted to 1of4 in Best Guitarist Ever   
    Bert Weedon. Influenced a generation of guitarist.
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    GboroRam got a reaction from 86 Schmokes & a Pancake in The Politics Thread 2019   
    Squabbling over the crumbs. 
    Persimmon boss was awarded a £75m bonus last year. Focus on the point in hand. You don't live in a third world country. We could change the rules, if we had the political will. 
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    GboroRam got a reaction from sheeponacid in The Politics Thread 2019   
    Squabbling over the crumbs. 
    Persimmon boss was awarded a £75m bonus last year. Focus on the point in hand. You don't live in a third world country. We could change the rules, if we had the political will. 
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    GboroRam got a reaction from sheeponacid in The Politics Thread 2019   
    I get what you are saying, but there's a difference between stress from a hard, demanding professional job and the stress of not knowing if you will be able to put food in the kids' mouths tonight. 
    Genuinely not trying to belittle your post. But until we get to the position where children don't have to go hungry, I'm not happy with the way we run the country. And honestly I think we can improve things for the vast majority of the population, however the chase for endless profit has to stop. 
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    GboroRam got a reaction from Highgate in The Politics Thread 2019   
    I get what you are saying, but there's a difference between stress from a hard, demanding professional job and the stress of not knowing if you will be able to put food in the kids' mouths tonight. 
    Genuinely not trying to belittle your post. But until we get to the position where children don't have to go hungry, I'm not happy with the way we run the country. And honestly I think we can improve things for the vast majority of the population, however the chase for endless profit has to stop. 
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    GboroRam reacted to Meestah in Today I Learned   
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    GboroRam got a reaction from Highgate in The Politics Thread 2019   
    It kind of doesn't matter. Legal or not, doesn't make it acceptable. We don't have to roll over and say, fair enough, he earned that £10m tax free bonus this year. Anyway, string that bloke up, he works on the side and doesn't declare it. 
    Can't we say neither is acceptable? 
    Do we have to fight solely for the crumbs? 
    Capitalism is destroying the planet because we don't even want to contemplate changing anything, because someone stands to lose money if we do. And that's the madness. We can't let business decide to save the planet because they will choose profit every time. Because if they don't, another business will. 
    And in case anyone isn't understanding the link, money is the driving force behind everything I've mentioned. And it's an abstract construct which is killing us. 
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    GboroRam got a reaction from uttoxram75 in The Politics Thread 2019   
    It kind of doesn't matter. Legal or not, doesn't make it acceptable. We don't have to roll over and say, fair enough, he earned that £10m tax free bonus this year. Anyway, string that bloke up, he works on the side and doesn't declare it. 
    Can't we say neither is acceptable? 
    Do we have to fight solely for the crumbs? 
    Capitalism is destroying the planet because we don't even want to contemplate changing anything, because someone stands to lose money if we do. And that's the madness. We can't let business decide to save the planet because they will choose profit every time. Because if they don't, another business will. 
    And in case anyone isn't understanding the link, money is the driving force behind everything I've mentioned. And it's an abstract construct which is killing us. 
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    GboroRam reacted to SchtivePesley in The Politics Thread 2019   
    Sorry that you seem  to be working yourself into an early grave for a life you don't appear (from your description) to be enjoying.
    That in itself probably tells us where society is at.
    And also - you're description of the tax system neglects to mention that it's £3.50 for every £10 earned over £50k - is £50k not enough to live on comfortably??
    2 years ago I was earning enough through overtime and overwork to start paying 40% tax and it made me miserable and ill. I'm much happier since I stopped doing that and got my life back. I didn't really need that extra money - it just felt like I should be earning as much as possible because of societal pressure. I learned a hard lesson - money is not what brings happiness. I guess some people never work that out
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    GboroRam reacted to 86 Schmokes & a Pancake in The Politics Thread 2019   
    That it's inevitable but that this country will be one of the last in Western Europe to roll it out, it will be a hideously inadequate allowance when they do, poverty and feelings of hopelessness and injustice will result in steep rises in crime and half the country will still blame the poor.
    *sorry to butt in! 
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    GboroRam reacted to i-Ram in The Politics Thread 2019   
    I don’t think any abstract construct is killing me, but the monthly mortgage repayment on that new £8m pad I bought in a London surely will.
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    GboroRam got a reaction from SchtivePesley in The Politics Thread 2019   
    It kind of doesn't matter. Legal or not, doesn't make it acceptable. We don't have to roll over and say, fair enough, he earned that £10m tax free bonus this year. Anyway, string that bloke up, he works on the side and doesn't declare it. 
    Can't we say neither is acceptable? 
    Do we have to fight solely for the crumbs? 
    Capitalism is destroying the planet because we don't even want to contemplate changing anything, because someone stands to lose money if we do. And that's the madness. We can't let business decide to save the planet because they will choose profit every time. Because if they don't, another business will. 
    And in case anyone isn't understanding the link, money is the driving force behind everything I've mentioned. And it's an abstract construct which is killing us. 
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    GboroRam got a reaction from sheeponacid in The Politics Thread 2019   
    It kind of doesn't matter. Legal or not, doesn't make it acceptable. We don't have to roll over and say, fair enough, he earned that £10m tax free bonus this year. Anyway, string that bloke up, he works on the side and doesn't declare it. 
    Can't we say neither is acceptable? 
    Do we have to fight solely for the crumbs? 
    Capitalism is destroying the planet because we don't even want to contemplate changing anything, because someone stands to lose money if we do. And that's the madness. We can't let business decide to save the planet because they will choose profit every time. Because if they don't, another business will. 
    And in case anyone isn't understanding the link, money is the driving force behind everything I've mentioned. And it's an abstract construct which is killing us. 
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    GboroRam got a reaction from ariotofmyown in The Politics Thread 2019   
    It kind of doesn't matter. Legal or not, doesn't make it acceptable. We don't have to roll over and say, fair enough, he earned that £10m tax free bonus this year. Anyway, string that bloke up, he works on the side and doesn't declare it. 
    Can't we say neither is acceptable? 
    Do we have to fight solely for the crumbs? 
    Capitalism is destroying the planet because we don't even want to contemplate changing anything, because someone stands to lose money if we do. And that's the madness. We can't let business decide to save the planet because they will choose profit every time. Because if they don't, another business will. 
    And in case anyone isn't understanding the link, money is the driving force behind everything I've mentioned. And it's an abstract construct which is killing us. 
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    GboroRam got a reaction from ariotofmyown in The Politics Thread 2019   
    The context is that the imbalance in capitalist society sees disabled people committing suicide because they don't have enough to exist on, and other people own properties that could fund lives hundreds of times over. Defending the status quo is quite absurd, but you're having a good go. 
    And as for reading comprehension, I raised the question of imbalance between the haves and the have nots. You seemed to not see a correlation but I'm sure most people will be able to. Probably better if you don't question my comprehension. 
    As for the laugh emojis, I genuinely think your defense of the indefensible is funny. 
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    GboroRam reacted to G STAR RAM in The Politics Thread 2019   
    I'm just not really sure what your point is?
    We have a new prime minister, who inevitably will attract new followers on Twitter and people are liking his posts?
    And...
    Likes on Twitter translate into what exactly?
     
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