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    BigMouth reacted to Colin in Banks   
    Just keep in mind that the collective noun for a group of bankers is a "wunch". 
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    BigMouth reacted to Windwalker in "Gilbert Bain is not fit for purpose"   
    I would have thought the ness of sound might be considered as they would be able to put the helipad on da roof, don’t think they could do that at bolts.
     
    perhaps da old school site at the knab would be better suited for a hospital, then crammed in houses with no/little parking, but they might have to avoid rooms facing the graveyard  
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    BigMouth got a reaction from Julie81 in Pensioners fuming over government ‘theft’   
    Men work in harder jobs and die younger ^
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    BigMouth got a reaction from George. in Poll - 2019 Shetland MSP by-election   
    I was really surprised with the number of people that voted for the Tories. The party that has seen so many deaths shortly after those assessed were deemed fit for work. They have tried the starve the disabled and brought in the Rape Law. Their leader in Scotland ran away. Loathed in Westminster, where it was felt she needed to wind her neck in. The Tories overwhelming success has been the food bank. There are no shortage of them. We are not a country at war, we are the 6th richest economy in the world, yet we have people going cap in hand to food banks to feed their children and themselves. The tax avoiders have done well, as have those that benefitted from our assets being sold off. Many made a killing on the Post Office, especially the preferred bidders. As far as I am concerned, if you vote Tory you have little interest in your fellow human beings, and have an I’m alright Jack attitude.
     
    Labour really do need to stop putting up a representative here. They just humiliate themselves every time. When an independent candidate can command multiples of the vote that a major well funded national party can get it may be time to give up.
     
    The worst thing about the campaign was the amount of crap that came through my letterbox, from all parties, but particularly the SNP. You’re politicians, therefore you are by nature duplicitous, see Boris Johnson. You are lower than estate agents, and I wouldn’t waste my time reading your proclamations, let alone believing anything you said.
     
    For those that dream of autonomy, keep on dreaming. You need permission to break away, and you’re never going to get that, not until you are a cost rather than a benefit to whichever government rules us, but even then Northern Ireland has been kept in the UK union.
     
    As for the War memorial, it smells of the LieDems. Any party that could go into coalition with the Tories could quite easily arrange for a useful idiot to do that.
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    BigMouth got a reaction from Andrew J Hepburn in Poll - 2019 Shetland MSP by-election   
    I was really surprised with the number of people that voted for the Tories. The party that has seen so many deaths shortly after those assessed were deemed fit for work. They have tried the starve the disabled and brought in the Rape Law. Their leader in Scotland ran away. Loathed in Westminster, where it was felt she needed to wind her neck in. The Tories overwhelming success has been the food bank. There are no shortage of them. We are not a country at war, we are the 6th richest economy in the world, yet we have people going cap in hand to food banks to feed their children and themselves. The tax avoiders have done well, as have those that benefitted from our assets being sold off. Many made a killing on the Post Office, especially the preferred bidders. As far as I am concerned, if you vote Tory you have little interest in your fellow human beings, and have an I’m alright Jack attitude.
     
    Labour really do need to stop putting up a representative here. They just humiliate themselves every time. When an independent candidate can command multiples of the vote that a major well funded national party can get it may be time to give up.
     
    The worst thing about the campaign was the amount of crap that came through my letterbox, from all parties, but particularly the SNP. You’re politicians, therefore you are by nature duplicitous, see Boris Johnson. You are lower than estate agents, and I wouldn’t waste my time reading your proclamations, let alone believing anything you said.
     
    For those that dream of autonomy, keep on dreaming. You need permission to break away, and you’re never going to get that, not until you are a cost rather than a benefit to whichever government rules us, but even then Northern Ireland has been kept in the UK union.
     
    As for the War memorial, it smells of the LieDems. Any party that could go into coalition with the Tories could quite easily arrange for a useful idiot to do that.
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    BigMouth got a reaction from concerned shetlander in eBay Items not Arriving   
    My Items tend to be small items from power sellers. The last missing package was spark plugs for the car. I also lost an expensive, large and heavy padlock recently. That was the one that came by courier, or rather didn’t! There was also a power bank, not from eBay, and I now understand that the Post Office won't carry these so that was explained.
     
    I think most of our purchases come from China these days. Some are sold by the Chinese direct to the customer, whilst others are sold from UK distributors with a healthy mark-up. There has been a huge improvement in the quality of their goods, but poor pay and child labour is still a problem, although pay has been improving. I am happy paying a fair price for a product if it stops the workers being exploited.
     
    In respect to not being able to get goods shipped here, and in the case where they are not 'dangerous' items, I usually spot that the shipping method is by courier and then always offer to pay the extra charges. In the case of expensive items, the vendor often writes the extra cost off.
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    BigMouth reacted to Davie P in Poll - 2019 Shetland MSP by-election   
    Yes, I agree. first we need to stop foreigners at the national borders, then we can work on all the pesky soothmoothers who have come here stealing our jobs and sitting on their gold plated thrones making us eat fancy haggis etc etc
     
    But what about the councillors that aren't thoroughbred Shetlanders? Have they been compromised with external genes too? Where will it end!
     

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    BigMouth got a reaction from Sam Merkin in eBay Items not Arriving   
    Those are probably the ones that are getting through!
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    BigMouth got a reaction from Auld Mossyface in Pensioners fuming over government ‘theft’   
    Thanks George that is very useful.
     
    And according to the Urban Dictionary, because the word has been previously mentioned on the thread, and we like links here!
     
    Mansplaining
     
    Stating accurate, verifiable facts. Especially when these facts are inconvenient to the feminist worldview, or contradict feminist talking points.
     
    It is often used by a feminists who makes an incorrect claim in support of their narrative, and someone responds with something refuting the feminist’s claim, which she (usually it’s a she) cannot counter.
    By claiming “mansplaining,” she tries to pretend to have invalidated her opponents claim, even though she has not addressed it at all.
     
    Feminists: Women only make 77% of what men make for exactly the same work! Oh the patriarchy.
     
    Factual Person: No, they don't. That statistic is just for overall median pay of full time workers, and does not account for overtime hours worked, location, experience, degree earned, or even the field someone is working in. Women make less on average because men and women make different career choices, because believe it or not, men and women are different
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    BigMouth reacted to Wheelsup in eBay Items not Arriving   
    There’s probably a woman in the postal chain somewhere
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    BigMouth reacted to Claadehol in Pensioners fuming over government ‘theft’   
    Women have always campaigned for equality, equal pay etc. with men. Well equality means retirement
    at the same age surely.
    It's a pity they haven't lowered the men's pension age to that of women, but then I suppose men have
    never raised a fuss about that inequality.
    We just managed to grin and bear it.
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    BigMouth got a reaction from George. in Where can I buy green electricity tokens on a Sunday?   
    Get rid of the meter and get a proper one installed.  Pre-pay electric is inconvenient and a complete rip-off.  The hydro put a new meter in for me which cost about £50.  I objected to the charge so moved to Bulb, a green energy supplier who give you £50 if you introduce a new customer.  The introduced person gets £50 as well.  So far I have introduced 2 people and that has more than paid for the meter.
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    BigMouth got a reaction from Nigel Bridgman-Elliot in Pensioners fuming over government ‘theft’   
    Life's not fair. I should have been born rich rather than good looking!
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    BigMouth got a reaction from Nigel Bridgman-Elliot in Pensioners fuming over government ‘theft’   
    State pensions are paid for by those in work.  We have some very wealthy pensioners getting state pension.  Perhaps the time has come to pay higher pensions to those that need it and none, or a reduced sum, to those that don't?
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    BigMouth got a reaction from Nigel Bridgman-Elliot in Pensioners fuming over government ‘theft’   
    Ah! Data from the BBC. Must be true then. No paedophiles at all, cough cough.
     
    Women have many advantages, some due to their sex, but many by the choices they make, stay at home and look after the kids or work in a nice warm office mostly. I am a great believer in equality and would like to see more women out there on building sites etc. I think women are on the whole great, but I hate the growing bunch of whingeing feminists who want equality, but only the nice bits, such as retiring 5 years before men.
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    BigMouth got a reaction from Nigel Bridgman-Elliot in Pensioners fuming over government ‘theft’   
    Only Up Helly Aa seems to draw protests from women who want to join. I haven't seen a protest outside the new Hjaltland properties site, or for any of the other posts. Equality when it suits perhaps?
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    BigMouth got a reaction from Nigel Bridgman-Elliot in Pensioners fuming over government ‘theft’   
    It's nearer to 2.7 years axtra for women according to the confidence intervals in the NRS data for Shetland.  Lets just round it up to a neat 3 years and ask women to retire 3 years later.  Those years could be reduced by doing some of the nastier work men do, like freezing their gonads off whilst working to build the new Hjaltland flats opposite Islesburgh.  Not a woman in sight.  Cesspit driver and sludge pumper, essy cart crew, roadie teams, street sweeper, pelagic boat crew, lifeboat crew?
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    BigMouth got a reaction from Capeesh in Pensioners fuming over government ‘theft’   
    The problem is that the government can change the rules at any time, so the populace can't really plan into the long term. As far as I am concerned we had a contract that allowed me to retire at 65. The government has reneged on that so now I have to work longer. There are less young people paying into the pot. The reason that there are less young people is because a great number of my generation put off having a family to get on the first rung of the property ladder. If they had children, they had them later.
     
    A house buying public is great for a government. Tax revenues increase through the purchase of the house, improvements, furnishing etc. It also keeps the population in debt, and therefore productive, creating more revenues through taxation of income and expenditure. When those with houses find themselves with spare cash they invest in more houses, usually to rent out at high rents. Those renting them are in an odd position of being able to afford to pay someone else’s mortgage, but can't get one of their own. They probably work in low paid or minimum wage jobs, finding themselves with little disposable income, and due to their low wage, little going into a pension. Their long term outlook is bleak. They may never retire. Those of us close to retirement either need to count ourselves lucky, or stop the government peeing so much money up the wall on vanity projects such as HS2, garden bridges, nuclear deterrence, etc., and also outrageous costs such as Westminster. We need MPs to sort out the tax laws to stop the wealthy undermining the country by off-shoring their wealth, especially when the homeless die on the streets of Westminster under the noses of our politicians, who drink subsidised alcohol in their bars at work, with their highly subsidised meals.
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    BigMouth reacted to Claadehol in dogs for adoption   
    Re Wheelsup comment!
    That price is understandable when you consider the salaries that CEOs of charities seem to consider
    perfectly reasonable.
    Apparently the CEO of the Cats Protection League commands a salary of around £140,000 a year. The
    SSPCA around £180,000 a year, I could go on.
    Charities have lost their way, some without a doubt are a racket.
    I would suggest puppies coming from Romania, rescue dogs from Spain, are all part of the same.
    Needs to be stopped, and let's make a start here.
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    BigMouth reacted to ecwc1972 in New Esplanade road layout   
    Your approaching a zebra crossing, of course you should anticipate people crossing!! No matter day or night, good light or bad!
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    BigMouth reacted to ecwc1972 in New Esplanade road layout   
    It’s only unsafe if you’re not paying attention, they even put nice big bumps to warn you that it’s there.
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    BigMouth got a reaction from thebfg in Pensioners fuming over government ‘theft’   
    The problem is that the government can change the rules at any time, so the populace can't really plan into the long term. As far as I am concerned we had a contract that allowed me to retire at 65. The government has reneged on that so now I have to work longer. There are less young people paying into the pot. The reason that there are less young people is because a great number of my generation put off having a family to get on the first rung of the property ladder. If they had children, they had them later.
     
    A house buying public is great for a government. Tax revenues increase through the purchase of the house, improvements, furnishing etc. It also keeps the population in debt, and therefore productive, creating more revenues through taxation of income and expenditure. When those with houses find themselves with spare cash they invest in more houses, usually to rent out at high rents. Those renting them are in an odd position of being able to afford to pay someone else’s mortgage, but can't get one of their own. They probably work in low paid or minimum wage jobs, finding themselves with little disposable income, and due to their low wage, little going into a pension. Their long term outlook is bleak. They may never retire. Those of us close to retirement either need to count ourselves lucky, or stop the government peeing so much money up the wall on vanity projects such as HS2, garden bridges, nuclear deterrence, etc., and also outrageous costs such as Westminster. We need MPs to sort out the tax laws to stop the wealthy undermining the country by off-shoring their wealth, especially when the homeless die on the streets of Westminster under the noses of our politicians, who drink subsidised alcohol in their bars at work, with their highly subsidised meals.
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    BigMouth got a reaction from Windwalker in Pensioners fuming over government ‘theft’   
    The problem is that the government can change the rules at any time, so the populace can't really plan into the long term. As far as I am concerned we had a contract that allowed me to retire at 65. The government has reneged on that so now I have to work longer. There are less young people paying into the pot. The reason that there are less young people is because a great number of my generation put off having a family to get on the first rung of the property ladder. If they had children, they had them later.
     
    A house buying public is great for a government. Tax revenues increase through the purchase of the house, improvements, furnishing etc. It also keeps the population in debt, and therefore productive, creating more revenues through taxation of income and expenditure. When those with houses find themselves with spare cash they invest in more houses, usually to rent out at high rents. Those renting them are in an odd position of being able to afford to pay someone else’s mortgage, but can't get one of their own. They probably work in low paid or minimum wage jobs, finding themselves with little disposable income, and due to their low wage, little going into a pension. Their long term outlook is bleak. They may never retire. Those of us close to retirement either need to count ourselves lucky, or stop the government peeing so much money up the wall on vanity projects such as HS2, garden bridges, nuclear deterrence, etc., and also outrageous costs such as Westminster. We need MPs to sort out the tax laws to stop the wealthy undermining the country by off-shoring their wealth, especially when the homeless die on the streets of Westminster under the noses of our politicians, who drink subsidised alcohol in their bars at work, with their highly subsidised meals.
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    BigMouth got a reaction from Muckle Oxters in Pensioners fuming over government ‘theft’   
    The problem is that the government can change the rules at any time, so the populace can't really plan into the long term. As far as I am concerned we had a contract that allowed me to retire at 65. The government has reneged on that so now I have to work longer. There are less young people paying into the pot. The reason that there are less young people is because a great number of my generation put off having a family to get on the first rung of the property ladder. If they had children, they had them later.
     
    A house buying public is great for a government. Tax revenues increase through the purchase of the house, improvements, furnishing etc. It also keeps the population in debt, and therefore productive, creating more revenues through taxation of income and expenditure. When those with houses find themselves with spare cash they invest in more houses, usually to rent out at high rents. Those renting them are in an odd position of being able to afford to pay someone else’s mortgage, but can't get one of their own. They probably work in low paid or minimum wage jobs, finding themselves with little disposable income, and due to their low wage, little going into a pension. Their long term outlook is bleak. They may never retire. Those of us close to retirement either need to count ourselves lucky, or stop the government peeing so much money up the wall on vanity projects such as HS2, garden bridges, nuclear deterrence, etc., and also outrageous costs such as Westminster. We need MPs to sort out the tax laws to stop the wealthy undermining the country by off-shoring their wealth, especially when the homeless die on the streets of Westminster under the noses of our politicians, who drink subsidised alcohol in their bars at work, with their highly subsidised meals.
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    BigMouth reacted to Muckle Oxters in Pensioners fuming over government ‘theft’   
    Ower the past few posts, aabody is right in dir own wye!
     
    I tink it's important for folk to understand dat how much pension dey get, and when dey'll start getting it, is based on da governments ability to pay rather than a direct link to how much folk hiv paid into da pot.
     
    I ken some folk dat think their pension is kinda lik a personal savings account and dunna really understand dat it's more lik a massive joint account!
     
    Workin folk pay into da joint account, and older folk tak oot o it. As da UKs population average is gettin older, dir's simplly less workin folk to pay for dem.
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