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Offline Vertigo Swirl

Re: Wandering Off Topic
« Reply #4695 on: December 11, 2018, 10:29:17 PM »
In my opinion there are other nasty pieces of work around, not just Owen Paterson.
Yes, youíre absolutely right there.
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Online Eleanor

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« Reply #4696 on: December 12, 2018, 02:34:30 AM »
The first food bank in my area was set up as a charity by one of the churches and then and now a referral was required.
Initially it was intended as an emergency measure ... now they are a necessity.

By your description I think you are correct that France has one over on us if the organisation is based on entitlement.

The first Food Banks in France were set up by Catholic Charities some seventy years ago when things were often dire.  They are much better organised these days and the local Communes are now involved.  Much of this was to do with the obscene waste of food when people were going hungry.

The Commune bench mark is 716 Euros per month for the next six months and the local Marie issues a ticket for that period, if you qualify.

My Pension is also affected by the Exchange Rate which hasn't been good for several years, but that is to do with a weak Pound, and nothing to do with The Euro.

No UK Expat in France gets The Winter Fuel Allowance anymore, and no UK Benefits are available to Expats.

French State Pensions are far superior to UK and people generally are horrified by the amount that UK Pensioners are expected to live on.

Some people come and go, depending on being temporarily out of work.

The people who man these stations are mainly elderly volunteers, but there are paid organisers who collect donations and sell by date food, which all goes into freezers.
There is quite a lot of organisation involved.

I am simply grateful.

Offline Miss Taken Identity

Re: Wandering Off Topic
« Reply #4697 on: December 16, 2018, 06:17:53 PM »
Food banks are now a growth industry. Yes it is an industry now. CEOs of  these charities. who incidentaly never started one up OR helped with the free delivery are lapping up a nice salary.  One gets the feeling  a notice should be highlighted for those who seek bread should eat cake instead... hmm

There really should be no need for food banks it is an insult to those who worked all their lives, a living pension is not unafordable at all. However, I shall not go into where a lot of money goes as I would be given a rascist tag, not that it bothers me,. but my last visit to Africa to see the 'starving/dying/ children. My eyes were opened and I was shocked beyond belief. I will never give any money to any charity who has a paid hierarchy.

For those who do want to know where millions of our hard earned tax goes then look no further that the greedy universities. and perhaps a FOI request would shock you if you asked how many foreign students get their £4500,00 fees paid in scotland and don't have to pay back, and the loans?how much gets paid back... The NHS will provide funds/bursaries for students from Turkey- not even in the EU.

But anyway, we can lay the blame fairly and quarely at the BLIAR government for wasting billions on a non winnable war against a country which did not threaten us. And for producing a refugee surge , crimes against humanity comes to my mind. I do not favour any particular political party they areall the same.

The rest of the world hate the UK but love our 'rich country with free money and housing' aint that the truth.
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Online Davel

Re: Wandering Off Topic
« Reply #4698 on: December 16, 2018, 06:21:33 PM »
Food banks are now a growth industry. Yes it is an industry now. CEOs of  these charities. who incidentaly never started one up OR helped with the free delivery are lapping up a nice salary.  One gets the feeling  a notice should be highlighted for those who seek bread should eat cake instead... hmm

There really should be no need for food banks it is an insult to those who worked all their lives, a living pension is not unafordable at all. However, I shall not go into where a lot of money goes as I would be given a rascist tag, not that it bothers me,. but my last visit to Africa to see the 'starving/dying/ children. My eyes were opened and I was shocked beyond belief. I will never give any money to any charity who has a paid hierarchy.

For those who do want to know where millions of our hard earned tax goes then look no further that the greedy universities. and perhaps a FOI request would shock you if you asked how many foreign students get their £4500,00 fees paid in scotland and don't have to pay back, and the loans?how much gets paid back... The NHS will provide funds/bursaries for students from Turkey- not even in the EU.

But anyway, we can lay the blame fairly and quarely at the BLIAR government for wasting billions on a non winnable war against a country which did not threaten us. And for producing a refugee surge , crimes against humanity comes to my mind. I do not favour any particular political party they areall the same.

The rest of the world hate the UK but love our 'rich country with free money and housing' aint that the truth.

absolutely    so the 11 million spent on the search for maddie really is small change...good post
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Offline G-Unit

Re: Wandering Off Topic
« Reply #4699 on: December 16, 2018, 07:51:07 PM »
Food banks are now a growth industry. Yes it is an industry now. CEOs of  these charities. who incidentaly never started one up OR helped with the free delivery are lapping up a nice salary.  One gets the feeling  a notice should be highlighted for those who seek bread should eat cake instead... hmm

There really should be no need for food banks it is an insult to those who worked all their lives, a living pension is not unafordable at all. However, I shall not go into where a lot of money goes as I would be given a rascist tag, not that it bothers me,. but my last visit to Africa to see the 'starving/dying/ children. My eyes were opened and I was shocked beyond belief. I will never give any money to any charity who has a paid hierarchy.

For those who do want to know where millions of our hard earned tax goes then look no further that the greedy universities. and perhaps a FOI request would shock you if you asked how many foreign students get their £4500,00 fees paid in scotland and don't have to pay back, and the loans?how much gets paid back... The NHS will provide funds/bursaries for students from Turkey- not even in the EU.

But anyway, we can lay the blame fairly and quarely at the BLIAR government for wasting billions on a non winnable war against a country which did not threaten us. And for producing a refugee surge , crimes against humanity comes to my mind. I do not favour any particular political party they areall the same.

The rest of the world hate the UK but love our 'rich country with free money and housing' aint that the truth.

I wouldn't dream of contributing to those large scale charities because they are too much like businesses.
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Online Davel

Re: Wandering Off Topic
« Reply #4700 on: December 16, 2018, 07:59:28 PM »
I wouldn't dream of contributing to those large scale charities because they are too much like businesses.

I spent a day collecting fir the, RNLI...as a, schoolboy... When I git home my box came open.. I counted 3 pounds 5 shillings and sealed it back up... 3 months later I got a lettter saying thank you for helping... You collected 3 pounds... I don't like giving to charities... I wonder if sunny will ask for a cite
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Offline Vertigo Swirl

Re: Wandering Off Topic
« Reply #4701 on: December 16, 2018, 08:22:27 PM »
I wouldn't dream of contributing to those large scale charities because they are too much like businesses.
Whatís wrong with businesses?
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Offline Miss Taken Identity

Re: Wandering Off Topic
« Reply #4702 on: December 16, 2018, 10:01:19 PM »
absolutely    so the 11 million spent on the search for maddie really is small change...good post

A day centre was closed down which cost just under £30000.00 per annum running costs- this enabled children with learning difficulties and physical disabilities to have extra help with socialising and school work.

God Bless MBM. Worth much more than these  undeserving kids- The investigation was worth every penny and more besides  SY didn't leave a stone unturned and came to the very important conclusion.. um err  oh  yeah  same conclusion as the sardine munching cops in that horroble place called Portugal...

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Re: Wandering Off Topic
« Reply #4703 on: December 16, 2018, 11:22:35 PM »
A day centre was closed down which cost just under £30000.00 per annum running costs- this enabled children with learning difficulties and physical disabilities to have extra help with socialising and school work.

God Bless MBM. Worth much more than these  undeserving kids- The investigation was worth every penny and more besides  SY didn't leave a stone unturned and came to the very important conclusion.. um err  oh  yeah  same conclusion as the sardine munching cops in that horroble place called Portugal...

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Offline G-Unit

Re: Wandering Off Topic
« Reply #4704 on: January 04, 2019, 09:01:18 AM »
Worth a watch?

Manhunt.

Sunday January 6th at 9 pm on ITV.

Starring Martin Clunes as DCI Colin Sutton and telling the story of the capture of Levi Bellfield

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Offline Vertigo Swirl

Re: Wandering Off Topic
« Reply #4705 on: January 04, 2019, 09:21:09 AM »
Worth a watch?

Manhunt.

Sunday January 6th at 9 pm on ITV.

Starring Martin Clunes as DCI Colin Sutton and telling the story of the capture of Levi Bellfield
I will watch with interest.  In the mid nineties I came close to buying a flat opposite the Green where one of his victims was murdered, and ended up living a few minutes away, so this case has extra poignancy for me.
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Offline G-Unit

Re: Wandering Off Topic
« Reply #4706 on: January 04, 2019, 09:29:05 AM »
I will watch with interest.  In the mid nineties I came close to buying a flat opposite the Green where one of his victims was murdered, and ended up living a few minutes away, so this case has extra poignancy for me.

I will watch because I like Martin Clunes and it's all about how an investigation is conducted, which should be interesting.
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Offline jassi

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« Reply #4707 on: January 04, 2019, 09:41:53 AM »
Worth a watch?

Manhunt.

Sunday January 6th at 9 pm on ITV.

Starring Martin Clunes as DCI Colin Sutton and telling the story of the capture of Levi Bellfield

Is that the same Colin Sutton that gets bad-mouthed over the McCann case ?
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Offline Vertigo Swirl

Re: Wandering Off Topic
« Reply #4708 on: January 04, 2019, 09:50:50 AM »
Is that the same Colin Sutton that gets bad-mouthed over the McCann case ?
you know it is, itís the only reason the programme has been advertised here.
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Online Davel

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« Reply #4709 on: January 04, 2019, 09:57:01 AM »
Is that the same Colin Sutton that gets bad-mouthed over the McCann case ?

If he... Bad mouths... His colleagues at SY..... When he admits he has no more knowledge of the investigation than we do... What should he expect... He's also been bad mouthed on CMOMM
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