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Mike_GX101

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For those who are unemployed there may be the option of a food bank if you're on the breadline:

 

Trussell Trust Food Bank

 

Certainly worth a look even if you're not on the breadline because who knows, it might be a real life-line in the future for anyone. I'd like to see more of these set up around Britain. We may not have food stamps any more but food banks are the next best thing.

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food banks are a fantastic thing. we have one at our church and what little we add to it over time really makes a big difference to a familly when they really need it.

 

good post mike.

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That is one route.

 

But there are other routes as Trussell Trust Food Bank clearly demonstrates.

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There is real danger brewing out in the real world as more and more people are being forced to the breadline as more and more are out of work and prices keep climbing. One can search for jobs all they want but there's no guarantee they'll find them and even if they do there is never any guarantee they'll get hired - employers have too much power today. For example they have to advertise even if they've already found someone which means the ensuing recruitment process for countless people is quite simply a wasted exercise.

 

Now according to this link: Minimum Income Standards Research a single person needs £193 a week to reach a minimum standard of living. And yet benefits for the average person only provides £85 and this is not set to change despite inflation and rising product prices due to the never ending increase in petrol prices.

 

And as we all know the amount of gold bullion behind every unit of money is being diluted as more money gets printed to feed the growing population; think that £10 note in your pocket is worth the same as the £10 note you had in your pocket ten years ago? Think again!

 

With all these dynamics happening which the average person cannot control (unless they some how find thousands to pay for small pieces of gold bullion) the whole thing creates equivalent of a very slippery slope downwards.

 

The reason I got into the idea of food banks is because I was wondering if the Government offered food rationing stores (i.e. where one goes and picks up a pre-set food benefit with tokens which would not be subject to commercial profiteering ensuring fairness for all). Such a system no longer exists of course.

 

So here we are with a growing poverty margin between the rich and the poor which is only getting worse especially with recessional job cuts and pay freezes/reductions and rising cost of global food prices, petrol prices and everything else. That causes mayhem in the cities but it creates a far bigger problem for those in the countryside with even bigger barriers to scale.

 

I think food banks are an excellent idea because it promotes a sense of community while providing a valued service to get the most needy out of starvation which has the added bonus of making them viable for work. Sadly there aren't enough of them yet and no one wants to get involved. It's as if no one wants to accept that things are getting bad out there - everyone has this view of a modern 21st century world of glitter and sparkle and I hope people will soon begin to wake up and see that things are not so rosy afterall.

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And as we all know the amount of gold bullion behind every unit of money is being diluted as more money gets printed to feed the growing population; think that £10 note in your pocket is worth the same as the £10 note you had in your pocket ten years ago? Think again!

 

The Gold Standard was abolished back in the 1930s. Ever since then Sterling has been a falsely valued currency or a number in a computer. It has further devalued with the replacement of silver coins by cupronickel after WWII then the trend away from cash towards cashless payments since 1970 has reduced the amount of cash in circulation. This has created the conditions where the bankers have the opportunity to totally screw up the economy and why gold prices are skyrocketing.

 

So here we are with a growing poverty margin between the rich and the poor which is only getting worse especially with recessional job cuts and pay freezes/reductions and rising cost of global food prices, petrol prices and everything else. That causes mayhem in the cities but it creates a far bigger problem for those in the countryside with even bigger barriers to scale.

 

Most of the cost of petrol at the pump is in the form of tax. It would be under 40p a litre if it wasn't taxed. I'm of the opinion that taxing fuel and power is morally wrong and economically destructive. Arguments about pollution and the environment don't stack up. Modern cars do not pollute the air and the tax on fuel is not used to develop alternative energy sources nor is it used to subsidise public transport. Unfortunately the general public wants wants wants the government to pamper them with all manner of public services. If a referendum was held giving the choice between scrapping taxes on fuel and scrapping the state school system or maintaining the status quo of high fuel taxes and the state school system then the outcome is a foregone conclusion.

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