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  • Property-a-holics

    Generation Entitlement - be prepared

    I just had to share these 2x links, apologies for them being on the Guardian site.

    "Then there’s austerity: a manifestation of that delusion successful people have that they made it without anyone’s help. Politicians may have yapped about Olympic legacy, but the real legacy for future generations is closed libraries, neglected parks, sports centres under threat, urban green spaces built on, playground equipment no longer replaced (sorry kids), pools privatised, social care slashed, schools and hospitals squeezed, and rich people continuing to milk us for profit via the private finance initiative.

    And who’s going to do anything about it? Who’s going to stand up and say, this is wrong, young people need opportunity, and future generations need communities? I ask Tom. “It feels very bleak at the moment,” he says. “It’s not just Trump, Brexit and the rest of it, though that is shit – it’s the ineffectiveness of Labour.”

    https://www.theguardian.com/money/2017/a...brokebroke

    And if you come out of that unscathed then you can read his original 'boohoo' (as he puts it) article from 2010.

    https://www.theguardian.com/money/2010/j...-hankinson

    Obviously it's just one (delusional) persons point of view, but you can see the undertones of dissatisfaction and it's with everything to do with 'the system'.

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     great entitlement example. (its like modern day begging with words, but fails do that properly also.  wants to say NO but has to say YES.

    i hope there is not too many of these types around, because it makes me sad inside for the future.

    Darwin theory -is survival of the fittest, not shittiest.

    the shame placard says - will do anything for work? 

    but will he truly? - earning £6k per year and attempting to raise a family - he should cry everyday

    then bottle those tears and sell for £1000 per ml to anyone that will listen to his plight,

    his problems will soon evaporate if the tears don't do so, each time he open his bottle or trap.

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    Coming soon Investorsk8.com

    Wisdom - an integration of knowledge, experience, and deep understanding that incorporates tolerance for the uncertainties of life as well as its ups and downs. 

    I can see the problem here. The chosen career doesn’t pay very well. Except, Well it does: https://www.glassdoor.co.uk/Salaries/jou...KO0,10.htm in face way above average. But perhaps not if you are crap at it?

    A little bit ironic, don’t you think?

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    Young people having to do shit jobs for shit money is nothing new - we used to do it to get by like most other people we knew.

    What's new though - relatively speaking - is the unrelenting social and mainstream media-bashings we get telling us that we should have this and that because these other people have got it and if you ain't got it you're a tosser and a loser so go off and cry somewhere you pathetic little mug!

    Nothing ever made me feel like I had an absolute right to own a property. I started renting aged 15 before I left school and even in my late-20s I never even contemplated buying a flat. I didn't have the media pressure.

    These kids need to grow up in the knowledge that life is a bit hum-drum and unglamorous for the vast majority of good, hard-working and diligent people; but opportunities and good fortune may come their way. I wanted a bit more money than I was getting so I borrowed some ladders from a bloke down the road and went knocking on doors to ask if they wanted their windows cleaned or any other menial jobs done. That's how it was - and how it is now - except that people would feel embarrassed to be seen doing that kind of stuff.

    People's media-perpetuated Status Anxiety frustrates me.


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    £20000 a year salary in his thirties?

    Needs to stop crying and focus on working harder to get a better job.


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    The trouble is that these GE a###holes attract the attention of politicians as it is only in the SE that these types exist.

    Trouble is they have the ear of the predominately lefty media.

    Politicians listen to these idiots as they give inordinate exposure to the plight of the poor things in and around London.

    You don't seem to get this entitlement sense up North where they seem to appreciate working hard in the right jobs gets you where you want to go.

    A Northerner is prepared to get their hands dirty.

    In the South those are the jobs the immigrants should do

    GR wouldn't degrade themselves in doing immigrant jobs!!!!!!

    I'm afraid many of GR simply don't want to work hard.

    They feel it should be handed to them on a plate

    Well the way things are going with politicians listening to these GR idiots very soon it could be that it is handed to them on a plate.

    LL being forced to sell to the poor hard done by GR.

    I despise this GR like I have really only reserved for welfare scroungers.

    GR are worse than welfare scroungers.

    They have it all but want more so they can afford to buy a nice little flat in a gentrified part of London near mummy and daddy.

    When they can't have it they that it is their nasty evil LL that has taken that opportunity from them.

    We all know that is complete b#####ks but politicians are listening to these losers.

    S24 being the most damaging manifestation of politicians listening to these feckless loser GR types

    GR can seriously damage your wealth.

    They and their feckless attitudes need to be challenged

    But nobody is doing so.

    They are such a tiny but vociferous demographic; but they are having an effect on the general economy out of all proportion to their importance to the that economy.

    GR needs to be put in its place.

    As long as the fake news of GR isnt combated there will be more detrimental things happening to the PRS.

    GR might be idiots but they are doing a very good job in destroying many LL; me included.

    S24 has done for me.

    I would have been perfectly happy to carry on for another 17 years letting good quality and desirable flats.

    S24 inspired by GR has seen me choose to leave the normal tenanted PRS.

    Never did I expect to be affected by the GR feckless losers.

    Well I was definitely WRONG!!!

    LL need to consider what other barmy things Govt will come up with on the PRS to pander to the idiot GR electoral demographic.

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    I was waiting for your reply to see what adjectives would be applied. And as usual spot on with description. Smile

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    Coming soon Investorsk8.com

    Wisdom - an integration of knowledge, experience, and deep understanding that incorporates tolerance for the uncertainties of life as well as its ups and downs. 

    Oh! The adjectives were very mild.

    Had I really stated what I considered of GR the post would have been moderated out completely!!!!!

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    the real legacy for future generations is closed libraries, neglected parks, sports centres under threat, urban green spaces built on, playground equipment no longer replaced (sorry kids), pools privatised, social care slashed, schools and hospitals squeezed,

    • The library where I went as a child has closed, but the internet is a goosd substitute. I was lucky to have a phone at home (my father being a doctor).
    • The local park is undergoing a revival.
    • Sports centres hadn't been invented.
    • No playground equipment at any school I went to (my sisters went to one with a climbing frame, which one fell off, twice).
    • I went to a wide range off pools, some of ehich were around 90 years old.
    • Social care is much greater now than when I was a child
    • Mych of my schooling was in Victorian buildings. One school spent about 8 years raising money to build a pool.
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    The problem is - people fall for that crap!

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    You were lucky!

    • Our library was a van with a few tatty books that parked at the end of the street for a few minutes every fortnight
    • The local rec was a couple of rusty swings and a slide plus a section of concrete drain to clamber over  
    • Sports centres only existed on problem estates
    • School playground equipment was conkers and chalk
    • Pools were outdoors, freezing cold and with green slime on the walls
    • Social care was a clip round the ear and the threat of being put in a home
    • Schools smelled musty and were painted with yellow and green gloss that attracted cockroaches

    And you try telling that to the young people of today and they won't believe you!

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