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19 minutes ago, Andy Onchan said:

And that bit was 100% true, in my case. That's not a myth.

Nobody is saying it's a myth. It was true for me too and I'm early 30s, but I don't bloody go on about it! 

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5 minutes ago, HeliX said:

I had to walk uphill to and from my keyboard to post it too.

Kids these days don't even know what a keyboard is, too busy sat at home on playstation living the high life on benefits... 

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17 minutes ago, Passing Time said:

Pretty much like Guardian readers like to twist things to suit themselves

I don't have to twist things.

I simply post up the relevant story from the paper. Then those who feel it's "twisted" or whatever can then produce evidence of their own to the contrary.

I'm sure you can find lots of pieces in the Daily Mail / Express / Sun / Telegraph that supports your views on benefit scroungers etc.

I'm not going to bother because I know it's mostly rabble-rousing right wing bollox....

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3 minutes ago, Passing Time said:

Handful are those caught - quite a few more getting away with it... for now

The numbers are tiny. And completely insignificant compared to those who need more support and don't get it.

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1 hour ago, HiVibes said:

you really have no clue about the real world which is a trait of boomers,  you had the world handed on a plate, and yet all you do is moan about benefits whilst your poor health and feckless lifestyle choices are paid for from taxes from the working young. 

I think you’ll find it’s the younger people who have no grasp of what the real world is about and how hard people of previous generations have had to work to get what they’ve got. If you feel so hard done by why are none of you snowflakes doing anything about it? The 60s, 70s and 80s were full of riots and protests. Now people just seem to sulk on Twitter and get all bitter and twisted about their own parents or grandparents. Most people who grew up after the 1980s don’t seem to have learned how to take charge of their own lives. 

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8 minutes ago, HeliX said:

The numbers are tiny. And completely insignificant compared to those who need more support and don't get it.

Oh yeah, totally insignificant amounts....

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-isle-of-man-59703317

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-isle-of-man-58122879

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1 hour ago, HeliX said:

I know people who would like to be able to have one parent stay at home with the kids, like many of their own parents and grandparents did, but they can't afford to keep the lights on if they do.

I think this is one of the biggest contributing factors to the seeming rise in young children who have no respect for anyone or anything (etc). When both parents have to work full time, the kids cannot possibly get the parental time and attention they need and deserve. 

Before anyone says "don't have kids you can't afford", very few would have kids then and society would die out. 

Maybe not such a bad idea though, considering what we're doing to the planet. 

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31 minutes ago, HeliX said:

The numbers are tiny. And completely insignificant compared to those who need more support and don't get it.

Hardly insignificant given the amounts some of them have been charged with. I'd be interested if you could quantify your "those who need more" comment.

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