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 ControlledFolly
Joined: 2/17/2011
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The rich pays more tax so It's only fair they get to enjoy their taxes too ?


They do? Maybe a little research would do you good. You may just discover they save more in tax dodges with offshore bank accounts charitable 'donations' (legal money laundering) than they pay in the first place. To make it nice and easy google 'Vodafone Tax avoidance'.

Lets take this logic one step further and tax cyclists for using the roads to pay for all those cycle paths that are unused. Why stop there.... horse rider use the roads lets tax them too, or given that legally prams are classed as 4 wheel vehicles and are breaking the law by mounting the pavement we should tax mothers too! :)
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Posted: 5/15/2012 6:06:29 AM

horse rider use the roads lets tax them too


Horses are not exactly emission free now are they?
 ControlledFolly
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Posted: 5/16/2012 12:28:35 PM
Well they manage to get us all to pay for something that is the very essence of life, falls out of the sky for free and they even add a known poison to it for good measure.

You couldn't make that up really :)))
 gemini_lady_uk
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Posted: 5/16/2012 1:08:48 PM
^^^^ nobody is charged for rainwater. The charge is for a service ie having clean water piped to our houses and a pretty constant and consistent supply.

I doubt water companies would complain if you wanted to stick a barrel out in the garden and supply your own water.
 gemini_lady_uk
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Posted: 5/16/2012 1:42:44 PM
^^^^

Again that is a charge for a 'removal service' not rainwater. Nobody is going to provide pipework etc as a gift.

On topic - I don't like the idea of selling off bits of road and being charged tolls to use each section - although it does seem to work in other parts of Europe

Actually it's only a few years ago that revamped tolls were put in on the main Bridges in Scotland at the cost of many £££'s and about a year later, they were scrapped and all ripped out again.
 Richard_of_York
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Posted: 5/16/2012 2:45:42 PM
They won't get away with it, the Conservative-voting public wouldn't stand for tolls.
 ControlledFolly
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Posted: 5/16/2012 2:47:47 PM
Gemini, your argument becomes flawed when you compare the costs of water to other parts of the world like the middle east which is bizzarrely a desert! (not to mention the free electricity and cheap petrol). I love irony.

And no one has presented a coherent argument in favour of adding flouride to it.... and dont give me the guff about it being good for the teeth. There is no evidence to support this, just hearsay, of which i can easily counteract with documented experiments of it being used in nazi concentration camps to keep the inmates docile. Results of lab rat experiments, and places in the world that have abandoned this practice based on scientific evidence. (clue: Increased cancer rates and lower brain motor function - use google its all there).

At what stage is it acceptable to put a known poison into the water supply? Arsenic isnt fatal in small doses either but would you risk a safe dose?

Whatever next? Aspartame is good for us because it is a main ingredient in diet drinks? Ask the 3rd generation, sterile, brain damaged lab rats if consuming what amount to bacteria excrement is a good idea to have as an accompany ment to that supersized burger and chips.

Despite what the daily mail says, the government does not love you.
 *rem*
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Posted: 5/16/2012 3:06:12 PM
Well they manage to get us all to pay for something that is the very essence of life, falls out of the sky for free and they even add a known poison to it for good measure.

You couldn't make that up really :)))

People dont really want to know about MKULTRA. I wish they did so they'd all know what this is about.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIEJ1vdM_nU&list=UU-RbDFA6BrW2uwfGNONbyKA&index=9&feature=plcp
 Marquis_de_Michaelmas
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Posted: 5/17/2012 2:11:48 AM
Removal service of rainwater which we get charged for , so yes we are being charged for the rainwater dropping in our gutter ., charged for it removing .


One wonders whether we should be getting a reduction in our bill during a drought!
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