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A tax too far

Post by KatyKing on Thu Mar 29, 2012 11:01 pm

OK not spiritualism directly as such but deserves an airing as it will hit northern male mediums more than many.
English budget this week and the clowns who pass as politicians over here have slapped a 20% tax on hot pies and pasties. Those are the male mediums staple fodder where I hale from [those and cake]. Thus far and no further! There is a line in the sand. Its name is hot pies and the politicians have crossed it.
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Post by mac on Thu Mar 29, 2012 11:28 pm

KatyKing wrote:OK not spiritualism directly as such but deserves an airing as it will hit northern male mediums more than many.
English budget this week and the clowns who pass as politicians over here have slapped a 20% tax on hot pies and pasties. Those are the male mediums staple fodder where I hale from [those and cake]. Thus far and no further! There is a line in the sand. Its name is hot pies and the politicians have crossed it.

You could always consider chips, mushy peas and gravy instead.... Laughing or battered sausages etc.

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Post by KatyKing on Thu Mar 29, 2012 11:32 pm

Stop. You are making me hungry and its bed time!
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Post by mac on Thu Mar 29, 2012 11:37 pm

KatyKing wrote:Stop. You are making me hungry and its bed time!
:-)

sorry - it's tea-time here!

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Post by Loneblossom on Fri Mar 30, 2012 2:14 am

Oh no! A fat tax!! affraid
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Re: A tax too far

Post by hiorta on Fri Mar 30, 2012 7:40 am

How many mediums declare their earnings from mediumistic work?
I have heard many claim to work in 'truth and light', but I suspect that these are personally adjustable terms.
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Post by _Leslie_ on Fri Mar 30, 2012 8:48 am

Loneblossom wrote:Oh no! A fat tax!! affraid
LOL A pasty a day man me...
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Re: A tax too far

Post by KatyKing on Fri Mar 30, 2012 2:07 pm

I'm with you hiorta. One busy reader I know has a motability car and has been on disability benefits for years as unfit to work yet she runs an online reading service and does shows. Tax man could do worse than a trawl of these so called psychic fairs , it's all cash in hand ; and if ever the physical merchants issue receipts for tickets sold I'll eat my hat.
Tax man's nickname for people working but not declaring income is 'ghosts'.
Good luck to anyone getting an income via Spirit but pay yer flippin'taxes same as everyone else has to.
My old Dad had a saying... Mediums is the poor and humble of this world....
Spirit keeps us humble and church keeps us poor

He put half a crown [twelve and a half p] in the pound earned away against tax and was always in front every year. It's more like 40p in the pound these days but nice if a tax rebate cheque arrives as one did here last January. God bless 'em.
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Post by KatyKing on Fri Mar 30, 2012 2:15 pm

Income Tax is a fact of life. But a hot pie and pastie tax!
That's just plain wrong on so many levels.
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Post by _Leslie_ on Fri Mar 30, 2012 2:36 pm

KatyKing wrote:Income Tax is a fact of life. But a hot pie and pastie tax!
That's just plain wrong on so many levels.
Especially as they had to heat it, in order to cook it... which means we're paying a 'reheating' tax.
What next - windows.....
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Post by KatyKing on Fri Mar 30, 2012 2:57 pm

Mr. Wells 'Gold Medal' jellied meat pies made to a secret recipe. Best in England. No one knows what meat it is and there are no stray cats in that Lancashire town but the pies are fit for a King. We have a tray shipped here regularly. East Midlands hot 'pies' are a sorry excuse. The locals here, not knowing any better; make them with puff pastry. Pie pastry -real pie pastry, has to be short crust, rolled thick and baked hard enough to withstand the weight of a fat bloke sitting on it when he's forgotten about the emergency reserve pie in his back pants pocket [for that 'between pie' snack]. They do a reasonable Melton Mowbray Pork pie locally. It's the Christmas Day breakfast of choice here in Leicestershire but those are always eaten cold with plenty of picallili mustard pickle to camouflage the taste.
Pasties are what you get when you try to explain to a Cornish baker what a pie should look like. Not pies as such but a resonable homage to pies with three pasties just about enough to keep a man going until he finds a pie shop. Nothing more.
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Post by KatyKing on Fri Mar 30, 2012 3:02 pm

They tried a window tax. Back in mad old King George's day I think it was. Hence older houses in my village still have alternate windows with stone instead of glass in the frames. Pragmatic folk Lancastrians.
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Post by Left Behind on Fri Mar 30, 2012 11:37 pm

KatyKing wrote:OK not spiritualism directly as such but deserves an airing as it will hit northern male mediums more than many.
English budget this week and the clowns who pass as politicians over here have slapped a 20% tax on hot pies and pasties. Those are the male mediums staple fodder where I hale from [those and cake]. Thus far and no further! There is a line in the sand. Its name is hot pies and the politicians have crossed it.

Maybe the tax could be viewed as prohibited discrimination, on the basis of religion and gender?

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Post by KatyKing on Fri Mar 30, 2012 11:58 pm

Gender wouldn't wash as grounds for discrimination. Some of our lady mediums are at least as, if not more; fond of pies than the men are.
Doris Collins was often asked... 'Who ate all the pies?'
But if it could be proven that this wicked tax directly discriminates against devotees of Pie-costalism or Pastie-terianism ............
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Post by Left Behind on Sat Mar 31, 2012 3:35 pm

KatyKing wrote:Gender wouldn't wash as grounds for discrimination. Some of our lady mediums are at least as, if not more; fond of pies than the men are.
Doris Collins was often asked... 'Who ate all the pies?'
But if it could be proven that this wicked tax directly discriminates against devotees of Pie-costalism or Pastie-terianism ............

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Post by Admin on Sat Mar 31, 2012 11:04 pm

Lets us form a new association The Spiritualist Union of the Pies become a religion with the 7 principles of pie and pasty eating and declare the tax unconstitutional as a slight on our belief.
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Post by KatyKing on Sat Mar 31, 2012 11:36 pm

It'd all end in tears Jim.
There'd have to be a National Exec. They would poison each others pies to gain promotion and the Chief Exec would be in cahoots with the head piemaker trying to sell the bakery out from under us to turrn it into a spa hotel.
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Post by obiwan on Sun Apr 01, 2012 12:00 pm

And there wouldn't actually be a real pie in sight.

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Post by petal34 on Sun Apr 01, 2012 12:46 pm

and what about the Northern pies..... Rolling Eyes
All I see is the 'yakking on' down South with a bit of the Midlands thrown in,plus Yorkshire and Lancashire rubbish.

Gan on! Get up north and try a real Northen pie or pastie.
Plus a bottle of Newcastle 'Broon' Ale to go with it. You don't know what living is...... Suspect
Laughing
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Post by Left Behind on Sun Apr 01, 2012 4:25 pm

petal34 wrote:and what about the Northern pies..... Rolling Eyes
All I see is the 'yakking on' down South with a bit of the Midlands thrown in,plus Yorkshire and Lancashire rubbish.

Gan on! Get up north and try a real Northen pie or pastie.
Plus a bottle of Newcastle 'Broon' Ale to go with it. You don't know what living is...... Suspect
Laughing

Shows how ignorant I am, Joanie: drank many of them, but also thought they were "Brown". Laughing

Jim

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Post by petal34 on Sun Apr 01, 2012 8:07 pm

Left Behind wrote:
petal34 wrote:and what about the Northern pies..... Rolling Eyes
All I see is the 'yakking on' down South with a bit of the Midlands thrown in,plus Yorkshire and Lancashire rubbish.

Gan on! Get up north and try a real Northen pie or pastie.
Plus a bottle of Newcastle 'Broon' Ale to go with it. You don't know what living is...... Suspect
Laughing

Shows how ignorant I am, Joanie: drank many of them, but also thought they were "Brown". Laughing

Jim


Just going to have to teach you some Geordie language,Jim.
Very Happy
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Re: A tax too far

Post by KatyKing on Sun Apr 01, 2012 8:26 pm

In the Army we called Newkie Broon Ale 'Lunatic Soup'
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Post by petal34 on Sun Apr 01, 2012 9:38 pm

KatyKing wrote:In the Army we called Newkie Broon Ale 'Lunatic Soup'

'Nookie Broon Ale'? Sad
'Lunatic Soup'? Shocked

Suspect

lol!
I love it.
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