General Foreclosure Anyone? FUN Times by ctb-driver 3/4/2012 written by ctb-driver 3/4/2012 I got several months free, fk’d credit, now looking for a studio if they allow me or a crappy van conversion and live in a camper van what should i move the family into? 8 comments 0 Email Related posts No Fault Eviction Notice 1/18/2022 Help 1/18/2022 1/17/2022 There’s Alot 1/17/2022 1/17/2022 The One Friend I Thought I Had… 1/17/2022 id die without you…. 1/17/2022 It all seems so big in the moment 1/17/2022 My Response To Hell is Earth 1/17/2022 small rant 1/17/2022 8 comments Duke of Marmalade 3/4/2012 - 3:29 am One of the advantages of emigrating to Alaska would be that you wouldn’t have this dilemma. You could just build an igloo out of ice and snow. Thats what survival expert Ray Mears would do. Log in to Reply MyTooSense 3/4/2012 - 9:24 am It is wrong. dead wrong and it sucks. Just keep trying and help change this country for the better if you can in anyway. I never had children in part for fear of not having social support, and i don’t even mean welfare but I grew up in foster system…it is underfunded and what funding there is comes from so many sources that managing the multiiple income streams takes up much of the time and money of the social services agaencies ..oh and they have to fund raise on top of all that. Denmark has a kind culture and it is something we should humbly emulate. Many countries, western european, do not have a homeless problem like ours here in the states. BTW suicide rate in Britain is 50% that of the US and Britain is not the best compared to the Netherlands, France and Denmark etc where people care more for one another…see it as a civil duty , cost of doing human business, to ensure each human being has basic food shelter and clothing and education, transportation and health care paid for by the cheaper by the dozen, economy of scale strategy that we in the US only allow mega corporations to have. I lived in the netherlands and if i had the energy i’d find a way to return in a heart beat. Your in the Netherlands Duke right? However visit the US and you’d be shocked. They pay high taxes BUT they trust the process of government, not ever member of it, they keep a keen eye on their government and they pool their funds. For the most part there are no mega millionaires there and their streets aren’t filled with disgusting litter etc. Sorry about your loss of a home…I understand somewhat as I had no money for rent, slept in a car with an abusive husband and two large dogs and it sucked as does the fear that it could happen again. And renting in poor neighborhoods in the US means greater likelihood of being victimized. We need big change in this country I believe Obama has the compassion, social responsibility, and intelligence to pull do more good work the next four years. Log in to Reply Duke of Marmalade 3/4/2012 - 9:45 am No I’m a Brit. Your confusing me with the Duke of Edinburgh (Prince Philip), he’s a Dane. You Americans always seem so cheerful and merry. We pay high taxes but there are a substantial number of people who abuse the welfare system. Log in to Reply MyTooSense 3/4/2012 - 12:25 pm there will always be people who abuse the system but that is no justification for a crappier system or none at all for the rest of us. There will always be people who refuse to eat so should we stop farming? Duh. No, I don’t follow Prince Phillip..just thought I saw netherlands in a post from you but actually that surprised me as you do seem more like a brit. Log in to Reply OB1 3/4/2012 - 1:16 pm I agree with Duke. The UK welfare system is abused far too often. I love that we have such a system and I’m happy to pay into it, but I want to know that the help is going to the people who need and deserve it. The more we can stop the abuses in the system, the more money there is available to help those in genuine need. Log in to Reply MyTooSense 3/4/2012 - 1:33 pm Obviously there needs to be oversight I’m assuming ctb- driver is abusing any system Anymore than all people to some extent get more than they give in some area Log in to Reply causeway 3/4/2012 - 8:36 pm What rubbish. Fraud is minescule in the UK’s welfare system – so low that the government has to round it up to 1 or 2 percent – and the figure is beefed up further by including overpayments, which are paid back, and error on the part of the DWP. The tabloids have an agenda in bigging up the fraud figures – they want to destroy welfare. They don’t even mention that billions in benefits go unclaimed every year, a figure that dwarfs any alleged fraud. Added to which the UK’s benefits are the most punitive in Europe. Get real. Log in to Reply OB1 3/4/2012 - 9:29 pm I stand by everything I said, simply because all I said was that: a) the system is abused far too often. This is my personal opinion, and given that ten abuses of the system would be too often for my liking, I am entitled to make such a statement. b) the more money we stop paying to undeserving people, the more we will have available to give to deserving people. Is that not a fact? Besides, there are people who would offer up a completely opposite view to yours – such as the authors of: http://www.benefitfraud.org.uk/index.html Log in to Reply Leave a Comment Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Subscribe to comments: Don't subscribe All Replies to my comments Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.