sorrel.ish.: 7 Reasons Why You Should Stop Bitching About People On Benefits.
Seriously, the amount of tax you pay into the welfare state is a pittance.
Every time I ‘talk’ to people having a winge about their tax going to ‘scroungers’, they seem to have run away with the idea that they, personally are paying for that flatscreen TV they have heard so much about. Your tax goes to pay for many, many things including schools, hospitals, bin collections, roads, the legal system, the royal family, streetlights, the military and right now, for massive corporations like Tesco to get free labor when they should be actually employing people who need jobs. If you earn £20,000 a year, you pay 0.00003066 pence a year to each individual person on unemployment benefit. I don’t imagine you have paid for even 1% of someone’s flatscreen.
Cyclist conquers world’s 5th tallest building by riding up skyscraper’s stairs – all 2,754 of them (+ video) | road.cc | Road cycling news, Bike reviews, Commuting, Leisure riding, Sportives and more
A cyclist from Poland is believed to have beaten his own Guinness World Record by riding up 2,754 steps to reach the 100th-floor observation deck of the world’s fifth tallest building in Shanghai, China. Krystian Herba’s previous record was 2,040 steps, set last year at the 2012 at the Rose Rayhaan hotel in Dubai.
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