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Carl the Llama

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About Carl the Llama

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  • Birthday 06/10/1989

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  1. Should this boy have a cannabis licence?

    "Cannabis is listed as a Schedule 1 drug, as in its raw form it is not recognised in the UK as having any medicinal benefit" should really read as "is not recognised by the UK government" given how they're the ones with a history of choosing to disregard the available science and even sacking government-appointed advisers for daring to provide research which makes their drugs policy look like the foolish venture that it is.
  2. "Burnley were in the Champions league spots [...] for just 24 hours [...] that's what dreams are made of". (4:54) Poor Burnley.
  3. Is nobody going to mention the Dortmund jacket?
  4. FA cup quater final draw 7.45pm UK time

    Anyone thinking it's a fix needs to bear in mind that Michael Owen struggled with opening and subsequently emptying the ball sack. And you think a fixer would trust him to pick the correct rigged balls?
  5. Ndidi to Liverpool

    Haha says he'll go for a mammoth fee then quotes £30-40m. £65m minimum or you can go whistle.
  6. Politics Thread (encompassing Brexit) - 21 June 2017 onwards

    Sounds like they expect the quality of life their elders always boast of having had on meagre incomes back in the day. Dunno.
  7. Politics Thread (encompassing Brexit) - 21 June 2017 onwards

    I was merely responding to your suggestion that you "find it so baffling young people are in favour of mass immigration, one of the main factors that contributes to this problem", I was living in a capital city with a huge migrant population, it's only a factor if the government lets it be, so it would help if we took the ability to remove those who don't find work as seriously as the Belgians do. Iirc this is something the remain camp made strong mentions of but got completely ignored over.
  8. Politics Thread (encompassing Brexit) - 21 June 2017 onwards

    I don't know what the situation is in Germany but when I was living in Belgium I had the benefit of my bank balance slowly building each month despite renting just outside of the country's capital and paying off new car payments each month, not to mention the immensely helpful yearly boost of a thirteenth month's pay in winter, essentially if you work hard, are careful with your money and allocate it wisely then it's possible to build a living over there, much like I imagine was the experience for our current landlord class in their youth. Not so anymore though. Rent isn't a problem in that it exists, it's a problem in that in this country it's way too expensive, landlords are exploiting the poor's need to have a roof over their heads in a way I didn't experience before I moved back to the UK. In fact despite no longer having to pay back a loan on my car and just having the insurance to worry about (cheaper insurance too with my no-claims bonus and black box behind the dashboard) I find myself a little down compared with 2 paydays ago (I get paid fortnightly, one of those fortnights essentially being my rent so I assess my situation every other payday) so despite already being a frugal sort I'm looking at ways to reduce my expenditure even further this coming month, fortunately I don't think I have any birthdays or similar to worry about which will help. Hopefully that explains why I have no time for the sort of ignorance above and why I have no illusions about this country having a positive future as things stand. But of course it's all because of immigrants, Belgium doesn't have any.
  9. Politics Thread (encompassing Brexit) - 21 June 2017 onwards

    This is what I mean though, unfortunately this country's politics is more interesting in preserving the wealth of the narrowing few, it'll probably take something seismic like another world war where the UK suffers heavy damage or some other catastrophic event for our priorities to change for the better.
  10. Politics Thread (encompassing Brexit) - 21 June 2017 onwards

    I think that's the first time I've added to my ignore list in over a year. Don't know why I've given him this long tbh.
  11. Politics Thread (encompassing Brexit) - 21 June 2017 onwards

    We've gone from being a nation where in pretty much any line of work if you worked hard and got a decent job you could achieve the luxury of affording a mortgage with relative ease to one where if you work hard and get a decent job you'll be able to afford to rent without house-sharing. Imagine losing about half your monthly income just to afford the use of a small room in a shared house. That's the reality for most young people these days, when the have nots are being made to lose all that money to the haves how does anybody expect this nation to have any kind of positive future?
  12. Politics Thread (encompassing Brexit) - 21 June 2017 onwards

    But what will happen to the people being replaced by these robots, most of whom will presumably lack the IT skills required to benefit from these improved jobs? A universal basic income is a great idea which you would imagine is eventually going to have to become a reality but I struggle to see how it can be funded... it's not like every low income/homeless person is a criminal so the savings on incarceration would only recoup a fraction of the new cost, likewise it's not like every poor/homeless person goes in for costly hospital treatment so the few that represent a saving to the NHS would be outweighed by the many more now representing a cost to the state in UBI where they cost nothing before...
  13. Unpopular Opinions You Hold

    Tbf yeah school dinner and dinner money are a thing, but I'd still call the meal itself lunch and use those terms in isolation. Hadn't thought of that though, cheers.
  14. Unpopular Opinions You Hold

    Now you're just fvcking with us.
  15. Interesting news topics.

    It's something I thought would gradually die out with the older generations but the wedding shattered that view, suddenly found myself the only member of my immediate family who wasn't losing their shit over it and I can't say they ever seemed all that royalist before. Dunno what it is about weddings and babies but they really seem to short circuit a lot of people.