The case for abolishing...

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Submitted by Anonymous Guest on Fri, 2008-07-04 08:08

...pensions.

I have just been listening to a mindboggling discourse about the bizarre activities of working class poor people in days gone by. Shocked

During the vomit inducing heyday of egalitarianism of the 1950s and 60s...(when we started to put silly ideas into these people's heads and are paying the price today)...it seems it was common for these people to engage in behaviour imitating squirrels.

There would be a ritualistic series of events such as bottling fruit, and eggs (!), vegetables and all manner of other foodstuffs; and this was done on the off-chance lightening would strike and another war or great depression would take place later that day.

Far from being an oddball activity it seems this sort of nonsense was quite common and was a foodstuff variation of that other working class brain damaged axiom of 'saving for a rainy day'.

That this sort of food was disgusting, that the activity was a waste of time and engaged in by semi literate housewives to make them feel their lives had some purpose, that it was illogical, that it presupposed food was expensive and in short supply, that it presupposed that not engaging in this lunacy was a sign of sloth and failure all adds up to a brain damaged and pathetic elderly population.

I therefore think we should abolish pensions immediately to punish these people for their unthinking behaviour in previous times. We should not be paying pensions to people who are fundamentally stupid. We should stop all pensions and let elderly people eat the bottled fruit and eggs and vegetables hidden away in their cupboards.

The money saved can be returned to rich, intelligent, worthwhile people in the form of tax cuts and thereby reward those who can think for themselves; and who inhabit a level on the evolutionary scale slightly higher than the obedient moronry of 1950s New Zealand.


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Bottling is splendid

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I do it often although (not so much the old fashioned fruit preservation method). I am forever bottling chutney's (of many varieties) and jams and I constantly freeze a huge amount of seasonal produce.

I do not eat any imported or mass produced fruit (except banana's which I absolutely detest but eat/blend up 'cos they are supposed to be good for you) and as my dearest girlfriend is an organic gardener, I am so very privileged.

Hence when she sends me bulk produce, I bulk preserve.

Her harvest warrants the utmost tender and loving care which ultimately demands the optimum process of preservation. (says me with recent deliveries of feijoa's, tree tomato's, pumpkins, lemons and bulk yacon). Chilli's, tomato's, parsley and basil from the beginning of the year are already in the freezer, unfortunately all the courgettes and scallopini have long since been devoured - sigh)

If you are content in purchasing mass produce Eli, then good for you. As for moi, I am very discerning about such and the quality of my food is in proportion to the quality of what is in my pantry and what I can produce at my table.

"Who is John Galt?"

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