The Message of Awe Thread

The great stuffing debate... In or out?

In.
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Out.
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Is it cooked? Yes? Then I don't care, give it to me.
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Stuffing is disgusting and I am a terrible excuse for a person.
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8%
You do the Ameobi and you turn around...
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26%
 
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Re: The Message of Awe Thread

Post by Colback's Orange Tufts » Thu Jan 02, 2020 4:54 pm

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Except, like VAT, higher prices hit the poorest the hardest. A proportional income/wealth tax would result in the rich subsidising the poor.

Increasing prices because capacity is too high is no excuse. We should be encouraging people to use public transport, and investing in infrastructure, not pricing out the poor.
I see your point to an extent, but commuter trains largely service affluent areas (buses for poorer ones). How distributive we tax people is another matter, I agree the rich should pay more (they already pay more as a %).

We should invest yes, but as we see with hs2 when we try and increase capacity the public complain because its expensive and because we are a nimby country. For more capacity we need new lines going through places where people live.

So in the meantime, you charge the ppl/businesses who have more income to travel on their expensive medium or long distance peak trains, and have cheap advances at other times.
If we want to help transport for the less well off, make buses better and cheaper. Tfl underground and buses are massively subsisided, doing the same for buses (and other undergrounds) throughout the country would help the poor more.
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Post by Colback's Orange Tufts » Thu Jan 02, 2020 4:57 pm

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If it helps me to get a seat every morning; I'm OK with that.
The Corbyn VIrgin trains thing was hilarious. Virgin trains had issues, but your can't blame an operator that there is a limit to the available slots for trains at peak times.
Corbyn had to stand because too many people without a reservation wanted a busy train. What can an operator do about that? Nowt to do with privitisation
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Post by Hjl » Thu Jan 02, 2020 6:18 pm

You should charge 50p a liter for fuel and then just drive everywhere in massive SUVs.

Works for Americans.

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Post by Bodacious Benny » Thu Jan 02, 2020 7:51 pm

Hjl wrote:
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You should charge 50p a liter for fuel and then just drive everywhere in massive SUVs.

Works for Americans.
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Re: The Message of Awe Thread

Post by PTAO? » Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:06 pm

Colback's Orange Tufts wrote:
Thu Jan 02, 2020 4:54 pm
PTAO? wrote:
Thu Jan 02, 2020 3:12 pm
Except, like VAT, higher prices hit the poorest the hardest. A proportional income/wealth tax would result in the rich subsidising the poor.

Increasing prices because capacity is too high is no excuse. We should be encouraging people to use public transport, and investing in infrastructure, not pricing out the poor.
I see your point to an extent, but commuter trains largely service affluent areas (buses for poorer ones). How distributive we tax people is another matter, I agree the rich should pay more (they already pay more as a %).

We should invest yes, but as we see with hs2 when we try and increase capacity the public complain because its expensive and because we are a nimby country. For more capacity we need new lines going through places where people live.

So in the meantime, you charge the ppl/businesses who have more income to travel on their expensive medium or long distance peak trains, and have cheap advances at other times.
If we want to help transport for the less well off, make buses better and cheaper. Tfl underground and buses are massively subsisided, doing the same for buses (and other undergrounds) throughout the country would help the poor more.
Isn't this a bit self fulfilling?
Commuter areas are inhabited by people who can't afford/don't want to live in the major city, but can still afford the high train prices.
I don't really want to get into the depths of tax distribution and buses/trains, but all I see from the graphs you linked to is that the trains are underfunded and overpriced.

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Re: The Message of Awe Thread

Post by overseasTOON » Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:04 am

Two male/non-female/identify as male colleagues this morning talking about football around the water cooler in the office. To make the female/non-male/identify as female colleagues feel more comfortable I kicked of a chat about vaginal infections

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-51261999

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Post by biggeordiedave » Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:57 pm

overseasTOON wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:04 am
Two male/non-female/identify as male colleagues this morning talking about football around the water cooler in the office. To make the female/non-male/identify as female colleagues feel more comfortable I kicked of a chat about vaginal infections

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-51261999
Jesus Christ. I do understand what she's getting at about people feeling excluded, but the way she talks about it is like one minute you're catching up about the results at the weekend and the next minute the blokes are snorting coke off a stripper's nipple in front of the females in the office. It's not really a "gateway to more laddish behaviour", it's just something to talk about that a lot of people are interested in.
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Re: The Message of Awe Thread

Post by PTAO? » Tue Jan 28, 2020 2:44 am

overseasTOON wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:04 am
Two male/non-female/identify as male colleagues this morning talking about football around the water cooler in the office. To make the female/non-male/identify as female colleagues feel more comfortable I kicked of a chat about vaginal infections

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-51261999
What's more sexist than saying one gender can't enjoy something as much as the other

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Post by Hjl » Wed Jan 29, 2020 2:53 am

PTAO? wrote:
Tue Jan 28, 2020 2:44 am
overseasTOON wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:04 am
Two male/non-female/identify as male colleagues this morning talking about football around the water cooler in the office. To make the female/non-male/identify as female colleagues feel more comfortable I kicked of a chat about vaginal infections

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-51261999
What's more sexist than saying one gender can't enjoy something as much as the other
Me beating my wife because she hasn't done the housework.

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Post by Bodacious Benny » Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:58 pm

When after 5 months living with your ex wife it seems
Like you’ll finally be able to complete on your new place in a week or so <divax>
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Re: The Message of Awe Thread

Post by Micky Quim » Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:35 am

Bodacious Benny wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:58 pm
When after 5 months living with your ex wife it seems
Like you’ll finally be able to complete on your new place in a week or so <divax>
Has it been like War of the Roses?!

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Bodacious Benny wrote:
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When after 5 months living with your ex wife it seems
Like you’ll finally be able to complete on your new place in a week or so <divax>
Good news. How much of a bachelor pad is it? No furniture but a massive tv??
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Re: The Message of Awe Thread

Post by Bodacious Benny » Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:17 am

Micky Quim wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:35 am
Bodacious Benny wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:58 pm
When after 5 months living with your ex wife it seems
Like you’ll finally be able to complete on your new place in a week or so <divax>
Has it been like War of the Roses?!
On the good days...at least I know what hell looks like now <laugh>
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Bodacious Benny wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:58 pm
When after 5 months living with your ex wife it seems
Like you’ll finally be able to complete on your new place in a week or so <divax>
Good news. How much of a bachelor pad is it? No furniture but a massive tv??
Would a 75" TV in a 2-bed flat be excessive...pool table rather than dining table, lazy boy recliners, beer fridge <laugh>
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Re: The Message of Awe Thread

Post by Colback's Orange Tufts » Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:24 am

Bodacious Benny wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:17 am
Colback's Orange Tufts wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:47 am


Good news. How much of a bachelor pad is it? No furniture but a massive tv??
Would a 75" TV in a 2-bed flat be excessive...pool table rather than dining table, lazy boy recliners, beer fridge <laugh>
Maybe. You have kids? Because on the one hand that's a mildly irresponsible residence if you have kids... and also kids would loooooove that
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Re: The Message of Awe Thread

Post by overseasTOON » Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:31 am

Bodacious Benny wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:17 am
Micky Quim wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:35 am


Has it been like War of the Roses?!
On the good days...at least I know what hell looks like now <laugh>
Colback's Orange Tufts wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:47 am


Good news. How much of a bachelor pad is it? No furniture but a massive tv??
Would a 75" TV in a 2-bed flat be excessive...pool table rather than dining table, lazy boy recliners, beer fridge <laugh>
With a two bed, you can use one bedroom to store the hot tub.

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Re: The Message of Awe Thread

Post by Bodacious Benny » Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:54 pm

Colback's Orange Tufts wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:24 am
Bodacious Benny wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:17 am



Would a 75" TV in a 2-bed flat be excessive...pool table rather than dining table, lazy boy recliners, beer fridge <laugh>
Maybe. You have kids? Because on the one hand that's a mildly irresponsible residence if you have kids... and also kids would loooooove that
<laugh> Zero kids!
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Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:31 am
Bodacious Benny wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:17 am
On the good days...at least I know what hell looks like now <laugh>
Would a 75" TV in a 2-bed flat be excessive...pool table rather than dining table, lazy boy recliners, beer fridge <laugh>
With a two bed, you can use one bedroom to store the hot tub.
An excellent idea... <awe>
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Re: The Message of Awe Thread

Post by biggeordiedave » Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:10 pm

I'm quite glad I don't live on my own as I'm a disgusting, lazy slob and the place would be vile.
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biggeordiedave wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:10 pm
I'm quite glad I don't live on my own as I'm a disgusting, lazy slob and the place would be vile.
My office mate has spent the last 2 days complaining about his relationship issues so I'm quite glad that I'll be living on my own soon <laugh>
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Post by overseasTOON » Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:34 pm

biggeordiedave wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:10 pm
I'm quite glad I don't live on my own as I'm a disgusting, lazy slob and the place would be vile.
We'd refer to it as a pig sty but you'd call it your sex dungeon.

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overseasTOON wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:34 pm
biggeordiedave wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:10 pm
I'm quite glad I don't live on my own as I'm a disgusting, lazy slob and the place would be vile.
We'd refer to it as a pig sty but you'd call it your sex dungeon.
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