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Onemunki says: We live in a world of genuine tragedy, starvation and terror. So, after hearing stories of cruise line passengers complaining at the air conditioning breaking down, what stories of sheer single-minded self-pity get your goat?

(, Thu 1 Mar 2012, 12:00)
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Living in the UK
What really pisses me off is people complaining about living in the UK. For example, waiting times at A&E, having to sign on, jobseekers allowance not enough, cost of fags/booze/food, benefits getting cut, police too heavy handed, airport security to heavy, etc, etc!
The UK has one of the best welfare systems in the world, unless you spend all your benefits on skag, you wont starve, kids in the UK are not left to fend for themselves, we have a social safety net to stop that happening and to make sure that the vulnerable are looked after.
Dont believe me, take a trip to Nairobi where life is as cheap as a pack of fags, spend time in sub Sahara Africa, see the welfare system not in action. Travel to the middle east where addiction is treated very differently to the UK, as a matter of fact, go to Saudi in December and try putting up a Christmas Tree, see what reaction you get. What about the health service in Afghanistan?
I am aware that the current government is trying to destroy all of this and make us more like the good old US of A, but come on, the majority of society's ills are self inflicted (drug/alcohol addiction), it is not the fault of the UK.
The UK may not be perfect, the UK may not have all the answers, but at the moment I wouldn't want to live anywhere else.
(, Thu 1 Mar 2012, 23:38, 18 replies)
"The current government"
Fuck off you brainwashed tart.
As for the rest, I agree in part but paying taxes so that a civil servant can get a better job by giving a contract to useless fucks is wrong no matter how well you live. Or is it your opinion that nobody ought to complain about anything, since we can all eat?
(, Thu 1 Mar 2012, 23:52, closed)
Nobody ought to complain, because people who complain are uneducated reactionaries who should be grateful they even have a right to open their fat ignorant mouths without having their jaws broken.
WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO 3000!!!!!!!! ^_____________________________^
(, Fri 2 Mar 2012, 0:50, closed)
tell that to the 4 million children living below the poverty line

(, Fri 2 Mar 2012, 2:00, closed)
ent that not havin a playstation to go with the tv in their bedroom
you giant spastic, nobody lives in Dickensian squalor anymore
(, Fri 2 Mar 2012, 8:21, closed)
Rory, you're losing your touch.
No one bit.
(, Fri 2 Mar 2012, 8:41, closed)
The mock turtle will be along in abit, he's usually prone to being very upset

(, Fri 2 Mar 2012, 9:06, closed)
well if you say so it must be true.
i can't believe i thought there were people that were extremely poor, not being able to feed, clothe and keep their families warm in winter, when it turns out that they just don't have swanky electronics gadgets.
i'll assume when i read about pensioners dying as a result of not being able to afford heating, that they squandered their massive pensions on downloadable content for xbox live.
(, Sat 3 Mar 2012, 2:21, closed)
The poverty line in The UK really isn't the same thing as the poverty line in devloping countries.
A child living below the poverty line in say Indonesia doesn't get enough food to keep them healthy.

A child living below the poverty line in the UK can't go on school trips. It's really not the same, is it?
(, Fri 2 Mar 2012, 10:09, closed)
So, poor kids aren't suffering enough?
I hear that Ricketts is making a come back - doubtless, you'll be thrilled.
(, Fri 2 Mar 2012, 10:27, closed)
Not Living in the UK
I didn't like complaining about living in the UK so I moved to Australia!
(, Fri 2 Mar 2012, 3:02, closed)
Whinging Pommy bastard
(, Fri 2 Mar 2012, 6:57, closed)
Or the Elderly abused in their homes
By the people being paid to care for them.

The disabled being made to feel like criminals for daring to claim bebefits because they are unable to work, picked on by the Goverment and villified in the press.
(, Fri 2 Mar 2012, 7:59, closed)

(, Fri 2 Mar 2012, 7:30, closed)
so because someone has it worse we shouldn't strive for better?
pointless thought wanking going on here.
(, Fri 2 Mar 2012, 7:52, closed)
^ This.
(, Fri 2 Mar 2012, 8:41, closed)
How does one
"thought wank"?
Not for me but for a friend.
(, Fri 2 Mar 2012, 8:44, closed)
it's like a brainfart but with brainwanking.

(, Sat 3 Mar 2012, 22:53, closed)
Just because we have it better than a lot of people doesn't mean we are wrong to complain that it's not as good as it should be or get pissed off because it is getting worse.
(, Fri 2 Mar 2012, 10:59, closed)

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