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mr_mastiff last won the day on September 22 2013

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  1. if donald becomes president im just praying that theres a lee harvey oswold copycat out there This is freedom of speech....... Or is it a hate crime?????....inciting murder?????...or wishful thinking???? Depends on your point of view!
  2. My daughter as very strong veiws on recent evenrs i.e bommbing ISIS etc and is very anti war. My wife and daughter became very involved in a heated debate on various issues! At one one point my wife stated "Your Dad fought in the Army" At that point I stated that one of the reasons I joined was to allow my daughter to state her views. My point is that freedom of speech is just that. You may not like it, in fact in may disgust you depending on the issue but to ban an individual or group to impose censorship to opinion is the road to dictatorship.
  3. Thankyou for your reply. My last letter stated I was income based ESA. No my wife could not make a contribution based claim. I am sorry but I do not think I worded my question very well. But I think you have answered it anyway! If my wife applied for PIP as I understand it she would receive her own PIP which would not be effected by the money I received.
  4. I was one of the first people to go through the ESA nightmare. Failed then appealed, placed in WRAG, appealed again finally placed in support group. On DLA awaiting PIP assessment. My wife as two types of Arthritis which over the last two years as forced her to give up nearly all her work. We manage at present but I believe that shortly my wife will need more help than I can give her due to my own physical limitations. Both my wife and I found my experience of the ESA/DLA very stressful. I ended up in hospital with severe mental health problems and my wife is very reluctant to but herself through this herself. As anyone on CAG made a Joint Claims and if they have what are the pitfalls or benefits of doing so?
  5. I received compensation from a DCA for harassment etc, owning to my step sons debts. My step son as not lived with me for 4 years. Have I wrote to I long list of DCAs giving formal notification that he does not live with me and I will consider any phone calls, letters etc Harassment. One debt which the company I received compensation from(which they legally owned) I was told had been totally closed. Today I received a letter from Arrow Globel claiming that that they owned the same debt since 21/12/2012 and that they were appointing Allied International Credit (UK) to manage the debt. They could not have owned the debt since then because the other DCA owned the debt. Nor would the original creditor (orange) have sold then the debt because it is part of a formal complaint I have made against orange who knew that my stepson did not live with me. As anyone any suggestions on how they got this debt because the Original DCA as assured me that the account was sealed.
  6. If the video is to be used as part of group exercise then the advisor would need your permission before using it. He as no right to force you to appear on a video. I do not know your circumstances but if have any MH problems such as an anxiety related or disorder related to image then a formal complaint to the DWP is in order in this case.
  7. At least Jeremy (JC) as started a debate. Middle of the road/PC politics from the labour party have left it dead in the water. JC is not the messiah nor do I agree on most of his polices but at least he shows signs of life. The three corpses who wish to replace the last deadend leader of the labour party would not have an original thought if you put 5,000 volts through them. I fear that no credible opposition will emerge that can challenge the conservatives.
  8. I am all for the freedom of the individual. I just believe that information should be available to the person to be fully aware of risks. In the case of e cigs the lack of real proven results is a concern. As a method of giving up tobacco it is another weapon to help those who want to give up but I cannot see any other benefit.
  9. I make my own wine (not from kits), black cherry brandy and a number of other home made brews. I am not a great drinker but enjoy having a few friends round for a tasting of the wine I produced last year.
  10. CitizenB I agree with the above comment but any serious attempt to ban alcohol would I believe cause more problems. Look a Prohibition in the USA. Its too easy to make your own (I know). Taxing it more would only cause yet another illegal home industry which the police would find impossible to control. When I go out nearly every roll up packet as an EU tax sticker on it. If you increased the price of alcohol then people would either bootleg at home or do booze runs to the nearest EU port.
  11. Thank you for your reply. My wife belongs to a support group and a number of her friends had the same consultant. Two of them have been admitted to hospital due to their condition becoming worse.They now have a consultant after being told that they had no chance before admission. This morning my wife received a letter with an appointment for a hospital nearer than the one we normally visit. I hope that your specialist appointment gives you the result you want.
  12. I agree but unfortunately neither do some of the people who puff away. They buy what is cheap at times without looking at the dose. There are people who say that the ingredients are safe because they contain only food additives but my point is they are food additives not lung additives. They have only been tested to be ingested not inhaled. Who knows what new chronic respiratory disorders we will have in ten years time?
  13. There is no data or research on the long term effects of E-cigs on either the user or the passive inhaler. Nicotine is addictive. It as well known physiological effects on the cardio-vascular and nervous system. I have watched people puffing away for half an hour or more. How much nicotine are these people taking into their system? More than a cigarette definitely. It stimulates the heart and nervous system even in low doses. I am worried that by saying that they are better for you than smoking people will puff away merrily thinking that all is well without thinking about the large doses of a very addictive drug they are taking in.
  14. I was told the insurance company refused to pay out and in court he received a two year ban for dangerous driving but I cannot confirm that.
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