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Hello World
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12096 posts since 7/3/05

30 Mar 2012 12:34
Waht was more interesting was old walliams has been on a Cowell is gay joke run, and two days later on the front page of cowell loves some spanking stripper.
MrW
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2500 posts since 1/8/11

30 Mar 2012 12:43
Noble Locks wrote: in the paper its written as the papers new pet name to make them even cooler, 1D.

1D, one-di·men·sion·al (wnd-mnsh-nl, -d-)
adj.
1. Having or existing in one dimension only.
2. Lacking depth; superficial.

Laughing out loud
FLG
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5857 posts since 21/5/04

30 Mar 2012 12:54
Laughing out loud
FLG
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5857 posts since 21/5/04

30 Mar 2012 13:04
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-17553329

Need a proxy
Jesus
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5969 posts since 7/10/08

30 Mar 2012 13:12
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-17562112

why would he lock himself in a bag?
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

30 Mar 2012 13:29
biggest public schoolboy tory toff on fuk.
and thats no mean fucking feat believe me.
andymakesglasses
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20146 posts since 26/1/06

30 Mar 2012 13:31
Jesus wrote: why would he lock himself in a bag?

** NSFW ** http://boundforpleasure.blogspot.co.uk ** NSFW **
Double D
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3552 posts since 8/3/07

30 Mar 2012 13:32
DuffMan wrote:
Double D wrote:
Noble Locks wrote: It shows a staggering level of contempt towards the vast majority of people in the country — those who earn less than £150,000 per year.
wrong wrong wrong wrong wrong

the tax threshold will have gone from from 6k to 10k over the period of this government, leaving the average person £500ish a year better off

the only people who have been screwed are part-time workers earning less than the tax threshold, people with large families who earn more than enough to care about their child benefit cuts, frequent substance abusers and pensioners, and to be honest i could only give a fuck about the latter

of course the tax threshold raise is a lib dem policy they got as part of the coalition deal - about the only thing they've managed

Laughing out loud

If they eventually get there it will save people less than £400 a year! Compare that to benefit + welfare cuts, vat increases etc etc
how do you figure that? the tax at the lowest 20% band on £4000 is what, £800?

it's going up to 9,100 or whatever, one would anticipate the last 900 to be announced in next year's budget to come in in the 2014 fiscal year

what are these benefits that the average joe £24k earner is claiming exactly? sure vat has gone up on non-essentials has skyrocketed but i'm not going to cry about the poor drinkers, smokers and motorists paying off our budget defecit.

going to come over like a massive tory here (never voted for them, never will), but the one thing i'm genuinely pissed about is the humongous airline tax hikes that came in this year, which should be going onto things like goods shipped all the way from new zealand and china, not the average person's annual holiday… going to leave me a couple of pairs of jawns out of pocket every year

edit: should clarify i'm against any and all taxes that hit bottom levels earners most - council tax, road tax, vat etc. however as we have a socialised healthcare system it's hard to argue taxing the people who are the biggest drain on the nhs. obviously on the flipside i think that the levels of taxation on cigarettes and alcohol in ny state are completely retarded considering the us has a largely private healthcare system, and therefore isn't the concern of the state.
DuffMan
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14248 posts since 21/2/07

30 Mar 2012 13:32
There are various analyses knocking about

http://www.moneyexpert.com/financial-news/none/800580807/budget2012reviewhowyouareaffected/article.aspx
Double D
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3552 posts since 8/3/07

30 Mar 2012 13:39
already ran the numbers a while ago, i'm about 100 quid better off this year until i factor in airline taxes

between 10-40k (so all full time minimum wage workers up to a wage that is so comfortable you shouldn't be bitching) you're going to benefit a reasonable amount. between 40-150k you're losing a bit but who frankly cares.

obviously there's some bizarre inequities at the very top and very bottom end, but for the majority of britain's workforce there's no need to complain as far as i can tell.
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

30 Mar 2012 13:41
Double D
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3552 posts since 8/3/07

30 Mar 2012 13:46
Noble Locks wrote: biggest public schoolboy tory toff on fuk.
and thats no mean fucking feat believe me.
nah mate, my family are total new money. grandparents worked in construction/engineering, just did well at it. on that note my 18 hours of public service are up for the week, back to the beach.
FrIEND
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13427 posts since 27/11/03

30 Mar 2012 14:23
unless im mad, the daily mail has cleared all petrol related stories off of its front page…
andymakesglasses
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20146 posts since 26/1/06

30 Mar 2012 14:28
You're mad.

Two stories, a poll and a cartoon.
FrIEND
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13427 posts since 27/11/03

30 Mar 2012 14:35
I could see any…..now I can only see one calling for the minister who suggested filling up jerry cans to resign for not saying "dont do it near an open flame"

shouldnt laugh but

"Mrs Johnston said: 'I saw flames coming from someone and someone running into the garden. I feel so awful because I felt so impotent. What could I do?
'I’m in absolute shock. I understand, luckily, the fire didn’t affect her face but she suffered severe burns to her body. I cannot believe this has happened. I couldn’t sleep last night. I didn’t see anything this bad during the war.
'I’m 86 and I really feel my age today, I’m just stunned. Those poor daughters of hers.'
One neighbour, who did not want to be named, said: 'My heart goes out to the whole family. They have only lived here for around two years and are a very private family. This is a very close knit community but they really do keep themselves to themselves.'
"
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

30 Mar 2012 14:37
32 million in tax on panic buying yesterday. errry petrol stayion in and around me is shut.
fucking cunt govenrnment, and fucking spastic public.
FrIEND
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13427 posts since 27/11/03

30 Mar 2012 14:40
Ive completely ignored it and dont really even want to get as involved as talking about it. obviously if the strike hasnt happened yet and they have to give a weeks notice then in the next few days petrol stations will all be refuelled and I can carry on living having not been impacted.

i fear for the lives of petrol station attendants killing themselves out of boredom now that everyone has a full tank though.
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

30 Mar 2012 14:42
its not the fact of the strike anymore, its the fact all the cunting gaffs have run out and shut dow.
they sold 81% more petrol yesterday than ever before, and today it will be even higher.
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

30 Mar 2012 16:06
no strike now. what a fucking con. shit country.
siriusmo
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894 posts since 12/4/09

30 Mar 2012 16:09
At least it's not cancer

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/17566188