canuck_saint

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  1. in my meagre defense, i probably agree more rather than less, with abernethy , than some of the rabid right wingers on here. i make no excuses for voting remain, and changing my allegiance after brexit. im not a nat, not a brit. party politics are fecked. vote on the issues
  2. its no wonder the regular man (or woman) in the street is disengaging with mainstream politics when all we get from all sides is a lenghty unreadable diatribe that only their opposition has the time or inclination to read through. im not asking for voxpox, but anything rather than blah blah blah
  3. almost half the posts on this thread prove that deomcracy doesnt work. When the lunatics are given an equal say of how the assylum is run, we're in trouble.
  4. i feel your pain abernethy, as a one time economics undergrad. the old anecdote used to be about tesco knowing someone was pregnant, before the father, based purely on buying habits. Add in the meta data thats freely thrown around on social media, its no surprise multinationals could base their value on data rather than sales.
  5. canuck_saint

    208 boozer

    while since i posted, i not even sure i understnd the post above. proper teuchter my family, none of yer lowland shite.
  6. horney young men on the inch at a weekend? hardly anything new
  7. if were going down the maths route, lets wait until weve had 268,435,456 cup draws before drawing any conclusions! if we;re going down the conspiracy theory route, it looks well dodgy. if we're going down the sfa route - we know its all dodgy
  8. canuck_saint

    208 boozer

    Its been a while, and maybe you should refresh your post. At no point did i say anything derogatory about the folk who lived in the likes of letham or tulloch. i made no reference to them having no disposable income, not owning their own homes, not being able to eat out, or bizarrely having a rubbish strewn garden. I dont think i commented on the residents of those estates at all. I simply pointed out most folk would , if given a chance, prefer to live in a nicer neighbourhood. Thats not snobbishness narrowminded or judgemental, its reality.
  9. canuck_saint

    208 boozer

    sam, im not sure which of my posts you are referring too? i said the cherrybank was bordering residential areas where there was enough residual income to make a pub a going concern - that point you seemed to agree with so i'll assume it moot The 208, IS a disgrace of a pub, has been since the 80s, and without serious investment is never anywhere anyone would stop into unless on their way to McD Park. Finally, i actually referred to letham and tulloch as "shite", i know noone whod rather live there than say, kinnoull hill ?
  10. canuck_saint

    208 boozer

    not sure where cagey lives, but the average house price in the uk these days is knocking on 200k. its hardly decedant living. japanese style 100+ year mortgages cant be far off. God bless MaggieT, and all who profitted under her
  11. canuck_saint

    208 boozer

    the cherrybank is on the borderline of the W.Edge where there is a lot more disposable income compared to letham/tulloch. i know which location id rather open a pub.....
  12. canuck_saint

    208 boozer

    lets be honest, its a shite pub in a shite part of the town. handy for a pint on saturday afternoon on the way to a match. Is there anyone would take their other half, or their mum, there for a drink or a meal? pubs, like every other business, have to check whether they are still relevant to the community.
  13. little englanders are going to force the uk out of europe, which will trigger the breakup of the unon - much instability ahead. id cash in on your house value sooner rather than later (ive been reading the dailymail so maybe ill invest in antizombie weapons too)
  14. arent we all still technically subjects to HM? unless Athens youre admitting to be one of johnny-come-latelys who had to pass the citizen test?
  15. ..or like viv in the young ones you could just eat the telly when the van turns up.....
  16. we live in a bizarre world where companies are legally obliged to maximise their profits for their shareholders. feck the working populace. feck the environment, feck the morality of paying the right amount of tax. come the revolution, theres a few folk wholl but first up against the wall....
  17. "Elected" officials wate millions! Hardly breaking news. How about we change the system where the narcissist politicos (and their banker backers) never get back into power?
  18. mmm,,,, cows arse transported thousands of miles
  19. one of the broadsheets did an analysis across the uk and there was something like 300 different systems for bin recycling. Surely its not beyond the wit and wisdom of someone like Georgous George to come up with a national standard!?! Personally, id like the old 10p deposit on a bottle (or can) to be reintroduced.A stash of discarded TC bottles could keep you in sweets for a week!
  20. its definitely easier to lessen your expenditure than up your income (for most folks). When i think how much i used to spend on fags on booze every month, how much i spent over the years..thats scary
  21. IIRC the personal tax free allowance in greece is around 5k GBP. in the uk its about 10K. that makes a huge difference. the base rate is just one of many factors when youre trying to compare who pays more or less. if youre self employed in the uk on a decent wage, with income tax, corp tax, employee and employer NI contribs, youd be well over 60% taxed even before the vat man turns up
  22. i very much doubt there are a lot of them. theres certainly a vocal minority on here when the Daily Wail website has crashed because of the immigrant/workshy/single mothers rants that take place every day. I doubt there is a supercomputer around that could handle that amount of bile daily.
  23. that of course depends on who you are. me and thee, get hit with bills and summons if we dont pay. google. facebook or gorgeous george's own family company pay feck all for years, and even if they eventually get a bill, theyre allowed to negotiate it If there is a single non-millionaire tory voter left, north of the watford gap, id love hear their argument....
  24. i take all that back, given gideon has just send me a nice cheque for over payment for last year. wait a minute, he nicked more of my money than he was legally entitled to.......... held onto to it for a year, repeated the interest, and then gave it back? surely there is a lawsuit there for someone with far deeper pockets than I.