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    The "Fundamentally Incapable of Contributing Anything Positive to Society, Ever" fred

    Hi.

    This is a thread for those, like me, who have no job.

    The best thing about having no job is that I can stay up all night and watch cricket.

    The worst is having to live on an Invalid's Benefit ($290 p.w.)

    Anyone else here a complete bum, your fault or otherwise?

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    What is $290 in pounds?

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    Have had those days. Were pretty sweet.
    ~ Do you think I care for you so little that betraying me would make a difference ~

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    How can you afford your weed plus all the stoner overheads?
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    True, a Duffer "heh" is like 50 likes.


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    Quote Originally Posted by sledger View Post
    What is $290 in pounds?
    About GBP140 I think

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    Quote Originally Posted by duffer View Post
    How can you afford your weed plus all the stoner overheads?
    I'm a semi-professional writer on the side. I have 10 books on Amazon for Kindle and CreateSpace. I also live very cheaply as I do not buy anything, pretty much ever.

    Plus my 8 years of activity in the cannabis law reform movement here has led to some sweet hookups.
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    Hero.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwiviktor81 View Post
    About GBP140 I think
    Does your rent etc... come out of that?

    If not, that's easily enough to live on. Assuming you don't have any dependents etc...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sledger View Post
    Does your rent etc... come out of that?

    If not, that's easily enough to live on. Assuming you don't have any dependents etc...
    It does. It's easily enough to live on if you're cunning enough. I also spend no money on alcohol so that helps. No dependents other than grandparents and cats that I look after.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwiviktor81 View Post
    It does. It's easily enough to live on if you're cunning enough. I also spend no money on alcohol so that helps. No dependents other than grandparents and cats that I look after.
    Yeah, fair one.

    I've lived on a similar amount for the past 4 years or so. Not especially fun. But, like you say, doable if you are thrifty enough.

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    I've found that my study of Buddhism and Taoism has helped a lot. If you ask yourself what part of you actually cares about not having more money it's easy to dissociate from the desire to spend and therefore to live cheaply and without buying crap you don't need.

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    Good thread this

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwiviktor81 View Post
    I've found that my study of Buddhism and Taoism has helped a lot. If you ask yourself what part of you actually cares about not having more money it's easy to dissociate from the desire to spend and therefore to live cheaply and without buying crap you don't need.
    I've just never really felt the desire to spend especially heavily. I cook pretty much all of my own meals, and already possess the majority of the material objects I either need or want, and most of the leisurely activities I tend to enjoy (walking around the countryside, casual sports, reading) tend to be free or fairly low cost.

    Only really becomes an issue when it's a time of year when there are loads of birthdays, Christmas, unforseen bills or periods in which you have to do a great deal of travelling around, I find.

    That said, I'm starting a new job in a few weeks, and I can't say I am not looking forward to getting out of shared accomodation and getting some clothes that haven't worn through.

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    Thread title a bit harsh I feel - I appreciate that defending criminals isn't looked on favourably by some, but nearly all mine get found guilty in the end
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    Quote Originally Posted by fredfertang View Post
    Thread title a bit harsh I feel - I appreciate that defending criminals isn't looked on favourably by some, but nearly all mine get found guilty in the end
    You need to start becoming more inventive with your defences imo.

    A mate of mine defended a bloke charged with repeatedly breaching the terms of his bail a while ago (the terms being that he was not allowed to contact his estranged wife). His defence for barging into the estranged's house at 6am with a baseball bat one day was that he suspected there was a paedophile ring operating from the premises, and that an investigation was urgently required.
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