wow, what a thread!
so hypothetically speaking
, if i was unemployed (im not) and i went to a party where a mate was sharing around some mary jane, and i partake,
then i should instantly be barred from drawing on social security when they test my hair for past use (as suggested by one user) because my friend
"raged me out" ??
well then i guess we should make sure nobody buys beers or alky-hole either.
cigarettes, nar you dont need them either.
disposable diapers? hey your unemployed, you got plenty of time to wash the damn things.
holiday? how dare you! its not like youve worked hard and need one to de-stress yourself.
internet? you dont need no stinkin internet to live. or your boat, or your dirt bike.
we suggest you do keep + make use of that fishing pole though, your family will depend on it.
well then, maybe they should all be rounded up and given zero in cash, but instead be given govt housing for free, with free electricity and gas
meal tickets, your bi-weekly (fortnightly) food stamps are here.
go to the food dispensary and collect 4 tin of bake beans or spaghetti, 1x 6pk of instant noodles, 1/4 kg beef or lamb, 1kg cheap sausages, 3 loaf
bread, one pack of "deb, instant mash potato"
you have a tap, you can drink water and rehydrate the instant mash potato.
what?? you think we should let you actually get some enjoyment from your life while unemployed?
you see, what might seem important to *you* might not be to the dude who makes the law to take away that liberty.
i am not saying people should be allowed to be come couch potato junkies, but far out. some of you act like having one joint at a party should be
cause to get cut off welfare altogether because you fail a test.
this is the problem with all these scenarios, everyone has a beer or rents DVDs or go's to the cinemas etc once in a while. so what if someone
smokes a j or something now n then, as long as everyone is a consenting adult and not harming anyone else except themselves voluntarily who the frig
is anyone else to say what you can or cant do?
its a simple luxury in life, to actually enjoy it (life) how *YOU* see fit as long as its not consuming your life or affecting others.
again, if joe citizen enjoys a joint on friday night after a hard week at work, why the hell should he be dismissed from his job? (unless its some
position of authority like a judge or cop etc where it'd be wrong to bust a druggie one day but be one yourself, the next)
leave your work life at work. leave your home life at home.
as long as you dont do it at work, you shouldnt get fired.
and you shouldnt get fired for whatever you do in the privacy of your own home
(unless, see above example)
last time i checked i only get paid while AT work, working.. so who the frig are they to tell me what i cant do at home OUTSIDE work hours!!
work to live
not live to work
or maybe you just love to be under some kind of authoritarian rule during every minute of *YOUR* entire life and live it the way everyone else tells
you know what would happen though? everyone you just got kicked off welfare will now resort to petty crime like bag snatching and break in/theft style
crime to pay for the day to day living expenses.
[edit on 20/8/08 by Obliv_au]