Saturday, 30 August 2014

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  • Posted in: Civic Service Reform Bill

    Peter Wicks's post | 08/05/2012 9:34 pm

    They must be out of their tiny minds.....

    The government today announced that it is changing its symbol for Parliament to a CONDOM, because it more accurately reflects the government's political stance.... A condom allows for inflation, halts production, destroys the next generation, protects a bunch of dicks, and gives you a sense of security while you're actually being screwed!Damn, it just doesn't get more accurate than that!...now thats what I think of this screw-ball idea

  • Posted in: A Tenant Soapbox living in Social Housing fights back fighting back against Social Landlord's that do NOT deliver

    Peter Wicks's post | 16/03/2012 9:20 pm

    Sun Flower..play it cool my friend....do not name the HA here, but there is nothing stopping you from giving the full story on these pages.Call the HA anything but its real name eg "Crap Heap Housing Association Ltd"..we will know what you mean,save yourself and Inside Housing from a libel case.. 

  • Posted in: Rent free way of beating greedy HA's

    Peter Wicks's post | 01/03/2012 11:20 am

    Thank you Chris...I will die a thorn in the backside of any oppressor of those who cant defend themselves...I hear all that you say my friend, but this bloody minded old soldier has a axe to grind with HA's and my notice of a 8% rent rise is the last straw.Under the Freedom of Information Act I have found out they paid £8k for the roof over my head back in 2002...this they paid for 6200 council homes, regardless of size and number of bedrooms...£55 million with a loan from RBS, but the real price they should have paid to the council and the tax payers of my Shire county was over ONE BILLION POUNDS(market price in 2002)..The vast amount of the population are completely unaware of this appalling daylight robbery committed by both the council and the HA...but I need just one more bit of the jig saw to complete the picture..the price they will ask for my right to buy this bungalow(and yes, I have that right still, I was offered it many years ago)

  • Posted in: Rent free way of beating greedy HA's

    Peter Wicks's post | 01/03/2012 9:41 am

    Thanks for the last two replies, but regardless of regional differences in rent and the Shylock merchants out there who will rip one off. I need a professional answer to my question with the greatest of respects....

  • Posted in: Rent free way of beating greedy HA's

    Peter Wicks's post | 29/02/2012 6:44 pm

    We would love to hear from the real professionals on this subject...are there any companies who undertake this sort of under taking...seems there is a golden plumb ready for the picking out there..... 

  • Posted in: Rent free way of beating greedy HA's

    Peter Wicks's post | 29/02/2012 4:12 pm

    Hi Simon...It seems a win,win opportunity for some budding eagle eyed entrepreneur housing wizard to make a killing...They fork out a few grand to acquire the deeds of a property that will increase with value...the gamble they take is how long we will live?...could be a week after we sign up for the deal or ten years and at 75 the odds are in their favour of a quick return of their investment....

  • Posted in: Rent free way of beating greedy HA's

    Peter Wicks's post | 29/02/2012 3:28 pm

    My HA rent has increased by over 8% and I am now paying over £400 a month in rent for a two bed roomed bungalow.I have lived here for 17 years and have the right to buy my home.Is there a way that at my age(75) of selling my right to buy option to an organisation who will purchase the property on my behalf and with a written and law abiding agreement let me live here rent free and it becomes theirs when I pop my clogs....

  • Posted in: Under occupation

    Peter Wicks's post | 23/02/2012 3:34 pm

    Tents could make a come back...you could pitch a tent on the lawns you used to cut at minimal cost, until some obnoxious prat from Israel tries to tax the number of sleeping bags in a tent...

  • Posted in: Building stronger communities

    Peter Wicks's post | 17/02/2012 6:27 pm

    I shall bid this thread farewell for its leading nowhere,my time is of a premium to me and bashing my head against brick walls is not on my agenda...enjoy your drink Tricky I hope all goes well for you.

  • Posted in: Building stronger communities

    Peter Wicks's post | 17/02/2012 5:41 pm

    Tricky, I find your negativity truly amazing and with the greatest of respect may I suggest you move on and find another less stressful job, you have been asked by F451 and me to offer your own suggestions for building stronger communities, all you can do is deride all that we say..please say what you would do..

  • Posted in: Building stronger communities

    Peter Wicks's post | 17/02/2012 2:27 pm

    Run this one past your eyes Tricky..undo all the damage the PC brigade has done to our nation and our children...bring back the right to chastise our kids, bring back the the days when a copper could clip a young offender around the ears..bring back National Service..give back power for teachers to administer punishment for abusive behavior...and by your reply to my last post you have forgotten what Britain was like before the PC brigade ruined our kids...you see today!

    "So to build "a future for disenfranchised kids of Britain" - we lock them in Borstals?  I assume we catch them by "Orwellian" CCTV cameras and neighbours reporting them?"

  • Posted in: Building stronger communities

    Peter Wicks's post | 17/02/2012 11:09 am

    I agree,vandalism is unacceptable and those responsible should be brought to book...and when I say "brought to book" I mean given punishment we had our youth(mine) Borstal for boys and girls should be reinstated in Britain...harsh, military glasshouse regimes designed to straighten out the most wayward of vandals...but the PC brigade would have a fit..

  • Posted in: Building stronger communities

    Peter Wicks's post | 17/02/2012 10:50 am

    Bye the Gods of Uranus...lets call it a day with this  tit for tat talk and talk about kids..and building stronger communities OK?..

    "On a daily basis I see the damage done to brand new housing developments from fag ends and litter to outright vandalism.  How do you suggest that these people can be helped?"...Can I be honest here and say this."Respect is a two way human trait,we can't just push our values and principles down their throats and expect instant compliance with our rules,life is not as easy as that,ask them for their views and what THEY would like to see in our society, meet them half way,without demands...and "these people" sounds very condescending...our fellow citizens would sound better....

  • Posted in: Building stronger communities

    Peter Wicks's post | 16/02/2012 10:46 pm

    As a retired R&D Technician I can say that there are strict guidelines on repairs of white goods, or anything electrical..the word "Competent Person" keeps popping up...but you have set off a train of thought in this old mans mind...in our town we have a re-cycling depot and you would be surprised by the number of old refurbishable bicycles that are chucked into skips...a little workshop and paint spraying equipment and we have a budding enterprise could be in the making...

  • Posted in: Building stronger communities

    Peter Wicks's post | 16/02/2012 10:16 pm

    Car washing by Eastern Europeans in my area is usually a carried out on a static site, as you say,its pretty well tied up by them..BUT..I bet my bucket and leather they are not mobile like us kids of old..we used our bicycles to take us every place in London and like a window cleaning round they(the kids) can build up their clientele(little acorns etc)..the push bike in London will play a major part in finding work in our big cities and towns my friends and asking some government department to fund the purchase of this mode of transport would be a good starting point..wot say you?

  • Posted in: Building stronger communities

    Peter Wicks's post | 16/02/2012 10:03 pm

    Be my guest, report me to Big Brother, but this is not a Orwellian site my friend...no bad language has been used..Just bruised some over sensitive feelings...this is what REAL  debates are all about...no brownie points or prisoners taken, just meaningful discussions..on building a future for disenfranchised kids of Britain...don't you just love this really?lol...

  • Posted in: Building stronger communities

    Peter Wicks's post | 16/02/2012 8:26 pm

    As a suggestion to get away from this pointless slanging match, may I suggest some ideas to get our kids back in work...As A kid I lived on my wits to put extra food into my belly(food rationing)..and we came up with many scams to achieve this goal.But it was always done as a group, or what you might call today a Cooperative.With a leather and buckets we would go to the posh parts of London and clean cars in places like Bishops Avenue and Portman Square..and the money rolled in(tax free) and we formed our own office cleaning co-op in the West End of London and this was in 1949...just imagine how you could undercut the professional cleaners of today...we chopped firewood in the winter months and set up window cleaning rounds...all CASH  jobs...and this was what we kids did to earn a crust...even sold horse manure to those who worked the allotments...

  • Posted in: Building stronger communities

    Peter Wicks's post | 16/02/2012 7:52 pm

    The truth can be painful my faceless one(anonymous),I find it so easy to criticize your outlook on our young...just like any troll that has come my way over the years, they bluster and rant over nothing, so please get back onto the subject in hand "Building stronger communities", don't down our young as feckless individuals cos you sound just like my drill sergeant on the drill square who tried and failed to break our sprites...so lets have some positive debate on building the community sprite...your ranting is not helpful..

  • Posted in: Building stronger communities

    Peter Wicks's post | 16/02/2012 5:40 pm

    You must excuse this grumpy old git of 75 who in his twilight years has seen his life cycle turn full circle..born in a depression and it looks like I will die in one.There is good in everyone, even these kids if you look hard enough my friends, please don't cast them into the waste bin of human detritus..turn some of your energy into fighting those who are pulling the rug from under your feet..protest..like I have done all of my life...write on Face book and Twitter..like I have done over the years and if your good at writing, then write like I do as a radical poet and writer on the pages of the Guardian and Independent blog sites...just type this onto Google and you will find me..The Poems of Radical Peter 

  • Posted in: Building stronger communities

    Peter Wicks's post | 16/02/2012 5:16 pm

    I see no hope of building stronger communities with statements like this:   "but I really do believe that entitlement should be accrued, and unless one is a pensioner or has worked and contributed for 10 or 15 years then I don't think people should be entitled to anything at all!"

    How on earth did you people get a job working with the young unemployed?...all you instill in them is a sense of complete hopelessness and despondency...Stop being negative and give some positive input..cos going round in circles means you will disappear up your own backsides..

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