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I'm quitting the human race

On 17 Jan 2008 at 9:07am Grim Reaper wrote:
High petrol prices, high fuel costs, high food costs, housing slump, credit crunch, floods, violence, consumerism gone mad, obsessions with celebrities, dismal TV etc etc
On 17 Jan 2008 at 9:52am BradPitt wrote:
Oh well! Maybe we should blockade the A27.A26 and A275 and stop the onslaught.
At least we've got each other?
On 17 Jan 2008 at 11:11am Lewesianne wrote:
Now that's an idea....has anyone seen the filt The Village? We could all sell our homes, put the money together and buy a big piece of land, fence it off and live in complete peace and harmony.
Do you think it would work in Lewes; could we keep the corruption out?
Any suggestions?
On 17 Jan 2008 at 12:51pm Cross wrote:
Please can yuo tell me what a filt is and than I might be able to tell you. [
On 17 Jan 2008 at 1:03pm Grim Reaper wrote:
FILM obviously a typo for those of use with more than one brain cell
On 17 Jan 2008 at 1:58pm Lewis Lewes wrote:
Oh god, just what we need. A luddite in the land of Payne.
On 17 Jan 2008 at 4:44pm CANNIS wrote:
more like keeping the corruption in
On 17 Jan 2008 at 7:07pm Max Edroom wrote:
Relatively speaking petrol ain't expensive - this happened when the price passed 50p a gallon, then 1 a gallon and now 1 a litre. 1971 - average wage 19/week, Mars Bar 2p, Daily Mail 2p, petrol 33p a gallon. Mars bars have reached 50p so, in relation, petrol should be 8.25 a gallon - it's actually less than a fiver! And cars are more economical today...
On 17 Jan 2008 at 9:34pm CROSS wrote:
Rrim Geaper you really are a scum sucking pig and you must look in to your own hart and say in a loud voice STOP.
On 17 Jan 2008 at 10:21pm Marianne Faithful wrote:
But Mars bars are terribly overpriced!
On 18 Jan 2008 at 7:57am Grim Reaper wrote:
It's spelt HEART.....I rest my case
On 18 Jan 2008 at 11:37am CROSS wrote:
I may only have one brain cell but at least I am 100% certain that my partner dosn't need to fake them! And after all, is it really intelligence that turns women on? Can the recital of pythagorus theorum really ding her bell?
On 18 Jan 2008 at 6:53pm Max Edroom wrote:
Not when compared with petrol! ;-)
Daily mail 2p then, 50p now! Same difference. 19 a week equates to 1000 a year - say the average wage is now 15k then that's a 15x rise - map onto petrol and you get about 1.10 a litre - no big shakes.
On 19 Jan 2008 at 9:25am expat two wrote:
Are these figures correct? I was only a kid at the time but I'm pretty sure I remember Terry Scott saying "Curlywurley out-chews 'em all for 3p" straight after decimilisation. I only remember it because they went from 3d to 3p. (Or did I dream it?)
On 21 Jan 2008 at 8:20am Grim Reaper wrote:
Wrong again....I am a 36 yr old woman...
On 21 Jan 2008 at 9:08am FA wrote:
Going back to GR's forst post, the future does look pretty bleak if you sit back and think about it....energy and fuel bills rising at a level that will be just too much for many people in 10 years, the food industry being at the front for constant critisism about standards and costs, our chav culture (sorry chav) and the way this country favours the criminal above the victim, political correctness gone mad and the fact we are adopting the American culture of sueing everyone for everything is sending this country down the pan.
Nobody takes resposibility for their own actions anymore, you only have to look around the streets of Lewes to see the litter and s**t everywhere created by the "someone else will pick it up" culture.
The obsession with celebrities and television in general is way out of control too.
So....given the chance, where would you move to so you can give your family a better life. Austrailia for me.
On 21 Jan 2008 at 6:02pm CROSS wrote:
GR, I do apologise for mistaking you for a man. Maybe it's because you just sound like a bit of a dick!
On 22 Jan 2008 at 6:16am expat two wrote:
FA, if you're planning on moving to Aus to escape those things you're going to be massively disappointed. Their police are recognised as being amongst the most brutal & corrupt in the world, opposition politicians 'disappear' and their sucking-up to Bush and all things yankee will make you want to puke. You'll also have to contend with literally months and months of 40+ temps and the prospect of 7 of the world's 10 most venomous snakes in your garden. Finally, don't ever forget they mostly hate poms and they'll respect you in the same way the Daily Mail respects the Polish gypsy community.
On 22 Jan 2008 at 7:33am FA wrote:
Yeah i know mate...i have no intention of leaving Blighty....although i did like Barbados when i was over there.
On 22 Jan 2008 at 8:15am Lewesianne wrote:
I agree with you expat two; They really take the p... out of poms and have this smug aura that they think they're better than us. And as for sucking up to the yanks - I definately noticed that and it did make me want to vom a bit. I think they're even trying to change over to left hand driving, aren't they? A lot of the lingo is also very American too. They hate Japanese tourists - a nation that provides their motors! Bloody Ozzies!
On 23 Jan 2008 at 8:35am expat wrote:
I worked in Sydney for a while, and have to say I was looked after really well in the workplace, and socially and I had a fresh pommie accent.. I was welcomed into homes, and flown to Canberra free with work just so I could see it. Yep there are snakes, spiders (but you have your house sprayed to avoid those), and bad politics, but if you give the Aussies as good as they give you, they're generally good. They're all descendants of convicts anyway! There's probably a reason they hate the Japanese too, but that's worthy of a new thread!
On 23 Jan 2008 at 2:16pm Not from around here wrote:
Dismal TV? You live in Lewes AND you have a TV - unusual. It appears to me at least that to live in Lewes is to hide from the real world and all the things you mention.. So just ignore everything and pretend you live in a brave forward thinking town - Ha!
On 23 Jan 2008 at 4:29pm FA wrote:
Welcome back Geoff
On 23 Jan 2008 at 9:35pm Max Edroom wrote:
Yeah - I arrived in the UK in July 1971 so remember that "snap-shot" well (a crunchie was 4d in 1966 when I left so your memory might need a nudge!!!). I remember I had 25p a week, 5p on Monday, 5p on weds and 15p for the weekend and chews were 8 a penny!
I did this Maths with the guy in a petrol station earlier this week although he went back to the early 60s - petrol came out at about 1.50 a litre which makes it very affordable today.

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