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P N Dr Lo R

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  • On 22 Apr 2014 in Money has corrupted us. We no longer understand what it's worth, P N Dr Lo R said:

    Bigsby says

    A little over $80 a week for a 16-24 year-old in income support does not a life of luxury make

    And why should a 16-24 year old have a life of luxury? $80 a week would seem to be a subsistance amount, but some are satisfied with it. There comes a time when someone has to take a bit of responsibility for their own wellbeing. Another thing people don't consider is that this "poor kid" might have been a complete hellion in school (we already know he's a thief) who terrorized his teachers and classmates when he could have been edifying himself and is instead economically worthless to society--we have many of those in the USA.

    mmmarvel says

    I can't speak for England, but I see and listen to unemployed, under employed people in the USA and many times are sickened by what I see and hear.

    Well Theodore Dalrymple (pseudonym for Anthony Daniels), retired and for over 40 years a prison psychiatrist in London, can and attests to the general degeneration of behavior among the young over the past 35 plus years, the loutishness and barbaric behavior that assaults communities sometimes for entire weekends, the virtual entrenchment of self-destructive behavior in spite of all and every means to prevent it.

  • On 21 Apr 2014 in Money has corrupted us. We no longer understand what it's worth, P N Dr Lo R said:

    Guardian journo problemsBigsby says

    And in what way are people as badly off as they were before WWII? People are generally far better off than then, and have a far better safety net in place - the obvious example (among many) being the post-war introduction of the NHS.

    'When a poor kid stole my iPhone in the street earlier this year, part of me got the theft equivalent of Stockholm syndrome – I felt that I deserved it.'

    That does seem to provide a mystery after nearly 70 years of a very generous welfare state which includes healthcare, that so many people still feel needy. The "poor kid" referenced in the article and for whom the author felt such pity had probably been a recipient of public benevolence his entire life, as well as his more than likely never-married mother, so why is he still poor? Could it be the principle of always more, never enough? Maybe there is a clue in the "safety net" itself. It should provide a harbinger and adumbration for the way our country seems to be drifting.

  • On 19 Apr 2014 in Developing Tiny house communities, P N Dr Lo R said:

    Vicente says

    Communities do not welcome these things, they look on them like trailer parks

    Still some of the cabins are very nice looking and really just the right size for one person--they would be more appropriate as a lake or woods cabin, so long as you didn't have to worry about a thief coming along and hooking it up and pulling it away while you're gone, or while you were inside!

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