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'So there is a money tree'

Post  candyfloss on Fri 30 Jun 2017, 3:48 pm

Wonder what people think of this deal with the DUP.  1 billion pounds for Northern Ireland.  Whilst I do not begrudge the money for them, how come everything is being cut to the bone here with no money for services, the old, and the disabled.  Suddenly to keep themselves in power the Tories have conjured up all this money.  So does that now mean that we will suffer even more because of this wheeling and dealing, and deal that none of us voted for.  Mrs May did not get a mandate to rule this country, she is now doing deals and giving away money we are not supposed to have.   So as David Dimbleby said yesterday 'There is a money tree'  Yet Theresa May in answer to a nurse said they did not have a money tree they could shake!!

Video here of the great answer from David Dimbleby.........


Question Time: 'So there is a money tree?'
International Trade Secretary Liam Fox is asked where cash for the government's £1 billion DUP deal is coming from.
PM Theresa May had previously said on BBC Question Time that "there isn't a magic money tree that we can shake".



http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-40453063/question-time-so-there-is-a-money-tree

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Re: Money can bring out the worst in some people

Post  Heisenburg on Fri 30 Jun 2017, 4:02 pm

Print it and damn the future,who is going to come calling,there is always money its how its spent is the problem.
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Re: Money can bring out the worst in some people

Post  Freedom on Wed 18 Oct 2017, 11:56 am

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Post  poster on Wed 18 Oct 2017, 9:29 pm


Okay, this is my take on the story, having seen the photos.

This girl is a victim of our consumerist society which equates happiness, attractiveness and wealth (not just financial wealth) with physical attributes and material possessions.

Looking at the photos of her she is overtly sexualizing herself. As though in order to be attractive she needs to display her boobs and wear overtly 'sexy' clothes. A bit like, imo, if a man (or indeed woman) feels they need to drive a flashy car in order to be attractive.

These overt displays of sexuality (or wealth) do not make a person more attractive, imo. They are 'trappings' - they might make someone look twice but they do not make that person inherently more attractive in my opinion.

I actually agree with what she is saying - you shouldn't be able to have access to such a large amount of money at such a young age. It doesn't matter whether the money comes from winning the lottery or from an inheritance.

Money is the root of all evil, so they say.

ETA: The Brazilian bum lift says it all - I mean WTF..... the latest 'designer' plastic surgery that will guarantee your huge attractiveness ....what nonsense...I think it is criminal that there are highly qualified people who are prepared to exploit young people's insecurity to make so much money....

ETA No 2: 50K on plastic surgery.....at such a tender age..... confused affraid

ETA No 3: Yes, money also brings out the worst in the vultures who like to feed at the trough....Madeleine McCann case a good example, imo...
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Post  Freedom on Thu 19 Oct 2017, 12:57 pm

The saying is that it's the love of money that is the root of all evil.

I have just been notified that I'm going to get a cheque for a penny from Tesco in respect of a closed account. I am going to try not to let this change my life.
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Post  Freedom on Mon 23 Oct 2017, 11:44 am

I have now received my cheque. I would feel a right nit taking it to my bank so I'm going to shred it - or should I frame it as an example of sheer silliness?
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Post  candyfloss on Mon 23 Oct 2017, 12:15 pm

Freedom wrote:I have now received my cheque. I would feel a right nit taking it to my bank so I'm going to shred it - or should I frame it as an example of sheer silliness?

lol!

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Post  Freedom on Fri 17 Nov 2017, 1:21 pm

This case was mentioned here - last two posts on page 1. I have now received this 100% genuine e-mail (cough) from the no longer happy couple.

My wife and I won 148.6 Million Pounds on the
10/08/2012Euro Millions
Lottery jackpot,
And we have done lot of charity donation, so we have decided
to give out
1,500,000.00
Each to 5 lucky people this 2017, to mark our New-Year
windfall,
Lucky for you, your email address was given to us by random
Internet search
as
One of our lucky recipients.
For verification process see below
Please read the article -
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/ news/article-2187999/
Kindly send to us your Full Name, Country, Age and Phone
Number for details and we will get back to you with more
information.
Congratulations & Happy Celebrations in Advance,
Gillian and Adrian Bayford
Email:bayfordadgi@km.ru
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Post  Châtelaine on Fri 17 Nov 2017, 2:48 pm

Hah ... dot. ru is asking for trouble :-(
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Post  Freedom on Fri 17 Nov 2017, 8:19 pm

I assume that indicates an e-mail provider in Russia?

I also get loads of messages from Russian women craving my company - I'll get even more if they know that I have pots of money.
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Post  unreorganised on Fri 17 Nov 2017, 11:30 pm

Freedom wrote:
I also get loads of messages from Russian women craving my company - I'll get even more if they know that I have pots of money.

I suggest restoring a more feminine avatar.
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Post  Freedom on Sat 18 Nov 2017, 9:04 am

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknews/woman-33-jailed-for-spending-parents-life-savings-while-theyre-on-holiday/ar-BBF6tJN?li=AAmiR2Z&ocid=spartandhp

This case gives me hope that a disabled man known to me who was defrauded of his life savings by a couple he thought were his friends will eventually get justice. At the moment the police don't think there's enough evidence to proceed.
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