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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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Having very recently been on benefits I feel this FreeFair person is a twat
Surly, begrudging petty hitlers in the Dole office threatening withdrawal of benefits or referral to a 'decision maker' EVERY TIME I SIGNED ON. Changing appointments specifically so I had to waste two hours before and an hour after due to bus timetables. Offers of warehouse work when I either couldn't get there or back due to aforementioned bus timetables. No help with either council tax or rent(they lost the forms - twice and said I had to apply again from the date I complained).
I had been paying the thick end of a grand deductions for the last five years and significantly more on occasion before that. My 'decent money' from the state for all this frickin' about - £67.50/week.

FreeFair - I hope you die slowly in poverty of a lingering agonosing and disfiguring disease you stupid fucking cretinous waste of blood and organs.
No offence
(, Wed 7 Mar 2012, 9:21, 2 replies)
Well, this has converted me.
Had you been willing to forgo such luxuries as fags, booze, food, and housing, you could have lived like a king on £67.50/week.
You theiving scum. You're making my country shit.
(, Wed 7 Mar 2012, 9:34, closed)
The fags and booze were easy to give up
I'm still addicted to food however. I find that, after a three or four days of 'cold turkey' (Mmmmm turkey!) I have to get another 'fix' or 'meal' as some of my fellow addicts call them.
I dunno, I suppose I'm just weak-willed.
(, Wed 7 Mar 2012, 9:41, closed)
I'll bet you wear clothes, too.
Your massive sense of entitlement disgusts me.
(, Wed 7 Mar 2012, 9:51, closed)
I know, I'm sorry.
There's me doing all this eating and breathing without benefiting the state one iota. I should really have donated my body for live vivisection or donated my organs to support myself in the lavish plasma-screen, fast car, free 12-bedroom council house and KFC lifestyle of my fellow dole scum.
(, Wed 7 Mar 2012, 9:56, closed)

who paid for your net connection?
(, Wed 7 Mar 2012, 10:21, closed)
I got a deal for paying a year upfront
Only runs out next month
(, Wed 7 Mar 2012, 10:23, closed)
BTW I'm back in gainful employment
Thanks to the Germans - if I'd relied on the dynamism and forward-thinking of the British engineering sector to interview and employ me I'd have starved.
(, Wed 7 Mar 2012, 12:01, closed)

(, Wed 7 Mar 2012, 18:41, closed)
Having lived for a couple of years"on the jam roll"
*Both my missus and myself after our daughter was born - for different reasons & out of our control*
We paid our mortgage (fixed rate), paid all of our bills, fed our selves, clothed ourselves - including nappies for the bub (how un-PC of us!) & still found money so I could enjoy a beer (not my fave tipple but amber fluid non-the-less), the missus could enjoy a regular (not-quite-paint-stripper) wine. I smoke about a pack of cigs a week so we should include them.
We certainly didn't live like kings, but we survived. It can be done.
In my "working lifetime" so far I estimate I have paid about AUD$40,000 in taxes. My missus & I on benefits for just over a year & a half cost a little over $9000. We will be both "self-funded" retirees eventually.
Welfare works if you aren't addicted to a drug, over 35 with a family & mortgage or have mongy children.

What pissed me off about the nay-sayers here is the idea that a lot of them haven't had their job taken away from them (with little or no remuneration) and then had to go for even the shittiest of jobs to be turned down again & again.
If you work for a financial institution and aren't sucking the bosses cock then you could well be next.
Freefair however comes across as a silver-spooned bludger, fuck him.
(, Wed 7 Mar 2012, 12:31, closed)

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