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#54464 Happy Birthday Randomlyrandom23

Posted by randomlyrandom23 on 21 February 2014 - 10:45 AM

vodkaaaaaaaa :p

#52517 Baroness Thatcher Dies Aged 87.

Posted by randomlyrandom23 on 19 April 2013 - 10:29 PM

This thread is to offer condolences to Maggie Thatcher. Any further off topic posts will be deleted. Lets stick to the topic please guys. :) thanks

#52429 David Camerons Bedroom Tax

Posted by randomlyrandom23 on 15 April 2013 - 11:07 PM

I will answer that as simply as I can.


Why don't I take in a lodger? Fear and ignorance. I'm worried about taking in a stranger for obvious reasons, you never know who you could be inviting into your home and the horror stories you hear *shudders* 


Ignorance. I have no idea how to go about sorting out a roommate contract, how would I get rid of the person when I have a full time job and wish to buy my home? Do I have a legal right to kick them out for nuisance behaviour? How much notice will I have to give them if I want them to leave etc.. I rent from a housing association and it has been said a fair few times that Housing Associations are not suggesting people take in a lodger because it's all far too complicated, therefore they are not passing on this useful information to enable people to comfortably take in a lodger. . 


It's not something I have seriously considered however, and I think I might go to citizens advice to ask a few questions and get 'in-the-know' If taking in a lodger would help me financially, I have nothing to lose. Unless it's a seriel killer, then I say 'goodbye lovely people!' in advance. Remember me as a saint. Make stuff up.. Lol. 


Thanks for the idea though Shadow_X :D 

#52423 David Camerons Bedroom Tax

Posted by randomlyrandom23 on 15 April 2013 - 09:13 PM

The issue is the benefit culture, people think they are entitled to something.  Everyone is entitled to benefits, however everyone shouldn't have the right to claim more and more than they actually need, have spare rooms, because they may have a child in future.  That is a silly argument, because using that argument, I could sit in a three bedroom house and say, what if I have twins and one is a boy and one is a girl, no point leaving, because I might in the future have kids.


I've never agreed with the age exemption, just because someone is old doesn't mean they should be treated differently, it is a lot of old people in large houses with spare rooms, but that was a purely political reason, more old people vote, the government was not going to upset too many of them.


So what if people spend money decorating, I decorate my house, if I move, I will decorate my new one.  That is life.  That is no reason not to move, that is an excuse. ' I don't want to leave because I've decorated', 'I don't want to move because I may have kids', 'I don't want to move because I was born here'.  They are all selfish reasons, and people are selfish, because they do not pay, and want to stay with what they got and find any excuse to stay where they are.


If I moved to a different job and didn't get as much and couldn't afford my rent, I would look at my options and consider moving, I wouldn't just sit still making excuses for struggling paying for the larger place.  A larger place costs more in water, gas, electric and so on, so there are more benefits freeing up rooms.


I rent a place I can afford, I don't rent a place larger, just because I like spare rooms.


Shadow_X our opinions obviously differ on the right to a spare room so agree to disagree there. I can't enhance on my argument, but i do fully stand behind it.


I have no hard facts to see that your reasoning for the age exemption is accurate but it does sound legit, lol.


Moving and having the funds to redecorate a new place must be nice. Most of us in the situation that I am in would be moving from a home that they have made for themselves over however many years of hard work and full time employment to a hovel that they can no longer afford to decorate, or even carpet. This to me is unfair. I spent a lot of money making this place my home when i could afford to. I don't think it is unreasonable of me to wish to stay in my nice home. I would work 70 hours a week if i could find employment. I don't enjoy sponging and getting a free ride. This is the point I made about tying everyone in with the same brush. There are people out there who get their benefits and waste them on things like booze, cigs, and other things that aren't essential to day to day living. Sure! throw these types into a three bedroom house together. They deserve it. Every penny I get from benefits goes on the essentials. I wouldnt even have the internet or any kind of a social life if it wasn't for the generosity of friends and family. I have spent the last 5 years searching for any full time employment, I would pick up cat urine with my bare hands if i got paid for it. My plan is, and always has been, to buy my home when i can. This is the excuse I am using to not move. 


That being said, if i was willing to move to a smaller property, as thousands of people in the country want to do, there is simply a lack of housing options available. It's not as simple as just saying 'sure, I'll downsize' then be moved straight away. Of 100% of people willing to move to a suitable sized home there are approximately only 10% of available properties, if that! People in this situation shouldn't be made to pay for that extra room they have if they simply have no other option.


In my opinion, the bedroom tax will cause more issues than it fixes in this country. Homelessness is a serious and very real issue facing a lot of people in overoccupied houses. Prisons will be even more populated as people turn to crime to survive, which in turn, will cost the tax payer even more money. It may seem radical to people who have expendable cash but £16 a week can mean the difference between eating and starving. 


Apologies if i went off on a bit of a random tangent there, I was just typing as the thoughts were coming, lol. 

#51920 Horse Meat. What's The Big Deal?

Posted by randomlyrandom23 on 11 February 2013 - 09:24 PM

Ok so I'm not going to bore you all by putting up a 1000 word news article, we all know that horse meat has been found in some foods.


My question to people as a whole is 'what is the big deal?'


Who decided that it's perfectly acceptable to slaughter and devour a cow, a pig, a lamb, but not a horse or a dog. Looking at it objectively lol, I would never eat my doggy, he's far too cute. 


Horses are cute, yeah but cows are too! In my opinion. 


We aren't the top of the food chain for no reason and studies have shown that there is no more harm in eating horse meat as cow meat. So again. What's the big deal?


The only thing I can think of that might make things better is if they put it on the packet that we're eating horse meat lol, I mean we all do like to know what we're eating right? :D

#51748 If You Could Turn A Book Into A Movie...

Posted by randomlyrandom23 on 25 January 2013 - 03:50 AM

house of night would be fantabulous. i've only read the first book but i can definitely see it going somewhere.. for it to be telivised, well that just makes it watchable - obviously :s i make sense to me! so shush lol

#51588 Those Movies That Take You Back...

Posted by randomlyrandom23 on 16 January 2013 - 12:56 AM

You know the ones. Movies we watched as kids that, when we see them again, we go right back to the age we were then and remember watching them and what went through our minds. Or maybe a movie that reminds you of an ex, for good or bad reasons. Maybe the movie you were watching when you went into labour.. Random. Basically just list the movies that take you back to a time, and a rough idea of when the time was. :)


For me..


Cool Runnings - I was watching this one with my mate when she was in labour with my godson. It will be forever associated with his birth.. Plus it's an awesome film. Kiss my lucky egg teehee.


The Labyrinth - I couldn't pinpoint where this one takes me back to, but I watched it a lot when I was younger and it always makes me believe in magic.. for a while, like it used to back then.


The Neverending Story - I was in hospital the first time I saw this one, i remember it making me feel like there was more out there than the plain old boring life i led. UNICORNS EXIST! Do not argue with me.


What are your memorable movies?

#51438 How I Met Your Mother

Posted by randomlyrandom23 on 06 January 2013 - 06:01 PM

Well, I was pointed in the direction of this one after saying I enjoy the big bang theory and friends. I'm now halfway through the 3rd season and so far I am LOVING it. Does anyone else watch?

#51429 Favourite Movies Of 2012

Posted by randomlyrandom23 on 06 January 2013 - 01:47 PM

My own favourite movies of 2012




The Hunger Games - I have only recently watched this, but wow.. 10/10 for everything, the acting was superb, the story was superb, the way it was filmed was superb. Everything! It's one of the few movies I was able to watch twice in a row.




Pitch Perfect - This one just doesn't have the fame it should have. If you like musical comedies, it's highly recommended.




Breaking Dawn part 2 - Yes I know, Twilight is a joke.. The last installment of the movie series is, however, worth a watch. 


What are your favourite movies of 2012?

#51422 Challenge! Don't Laugh.

Posted by randomlyrandom23 on 06 January 2013 - 01:22 PM

#48607 What Is Your Favourite Type Of Music ?

Posted by randomlyrandom23 on 27 September 2012 - 08:12 PM

Where's the 'Metal' option? :O lol

I like bits of everything from classical to heavy metal. The type of music I dislike is easier to list. RnB, Hip hop, Rap, Indie, Drum & Bass, Dubstep, Gabba, Jazz and most country. :D

#48516 X Factor 2012

Posted by randomlyrandom23 on 26 September 2012 - 12:09 PM

Lucy doesn't need the X Factor She's a performer in her own right. GO LUCY!!!!

#48511 X Factor 2012

Posted by randomlyrandom23 on 26 September 2012 - 11:08 AM

Lucy Spraggan


The song starts at 1:15


The song starts at 1:15

The gay 21-year-old singer-songwriter, a favourite to make it to the live rounds, is most proud that she’s helped people to come out.

#48482 Domination

Posted by randomlyrandom23 on 25 September 2012 - 09:44 PM

Read 50 shades and take on Mr Greys roll lmao. that'l give you all the help you need. crap book though so drink lots o' coffee to stay awake haha

#48430 The Big Bang Theory

Posted by randomlyrandom23 on 25 September 2012 - 07:43 PM

I love sheldon, I'd totally marry him lol. I dislike most of the other characters :O but love the show. strange but true lol