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    (Original post by ApeMob)
    DON'T HATE. We own several Casinos and hotels in Florida and profit is annually almost a billion dollars. As there are very few Seminoles the profit gets split between all of us.
    no u r troll :confused:
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    My "wow we are well off" moment happened after reading this thread :laugh:
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    (Original post by Amphiprion)
    no u r troll :confused:
    I know it's too amazing to believe :fan: Why don't you like...pick up a book. Native Americans have fantastic reparations. As deserved, the government doles out $7mil a yr to Natives, but my tribe makes our own from casinos. Don't you know a thing about Seminole Hard Rock? Dude, travel :rolleyes:
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    I really didn't have much of a concept of money when I was growing up, I didn't even realise that we weren't well off. I know now that there were days when my parents went without meals because they wanted to make sure that we, the kids, had all we needed. I was very sheltered and hadn't realised that some people were rich and some poor, and I learnt not to make judgement's on people depending on their wealth or lack of wealth. I suppose we had different things that seemed more important to focus on rather than money, of course I am grateful to my parents for how well they raised us, I honestly don't think they could have done a better job regardless of money.
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    (Original post by HarrietROAR)
    That sounds like me.
    One day in citezenship our teacher asked who got pocket money, who got a monthly allowance and who got money when they asked.
    I kept my hand up for all three. Some didnt even put their hand up. I felt awful

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    At least it wasn't 'Who gets money on the 31st March every year to use up their parents' annual inheritance tax allowance'

    My abding memory of Citizenship is getting sent out for being lippy with the teacher, only for her to then come out and find the head giving me the *******ing of a lifetime for it, prinipally because the head was my Dad.
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    I never really had the, "wow we're poor" feeling, I always had private healthcare when I needed surgery or consultations, I have an iMac and a laptop and two iPads, I go to a private school, I got an iPhone 5C a few months after getting the Mac, I get near enough a grand each birthday and christmas, we have two houses and three cars - one being an audi, I'm well-travelled... I don't really know. It actually makes me feel really spoilt writing them out but yeah.

    I did used to feel very bad for others though, I attended a state school in comparison with being involved with private school students as friends so I was constantly in-between the two and it just was... wow... the divide was horrendous. I hated it but you know, just the way it is I guess. I have a lot of friends who come to my house and spend like 20 minutes standing in the lobby looking around... It's weird.

    I guess I've just never seen it as well-off until later on because it was normal for me and it was gradual. I think my parents were just sensible with money when they were younger and saved a lot and had good jobs. Not to mention members of my family are quite rich; one is a top Irish Jockey, one is a millionaire businesswoman and another is a fashion designer... I think we're just lucky to know who we know and be related to who we are related to.
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    I walked into my mates kitchen, he opened a cupboard and I kid you not all it had in was tin after tin of ASDA smartprice baked beans and I was there for tea and got offered beans and egg sandwich. That's about as impoverished as I witnessed.

    Show and Tell or some variant in primary school (Circle time?) after Summer: What have you done over summer? I'd been on holiday somewhere every single year. Some people had just played football every day at the park and I'd jet set to Florida twice in 3 years.

    I'm not even rich and the baked beans guy wasn't actually poor but it's just all relative to what you've seen. I live in York so there aren't too many people living on the poverty line.
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    Wow, this is such a good thread!

    I'll shall give my stories tomorrow afternoon
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    (Original post by ApeMob)
    I know it's too amazing to believe :fan: Why don't you like...pick up a book. Native Americans have fantastic reparations. As deserved, the government doles out $7mil a yr to Natives, but my tribe makes our own from casinos. Don't you know a thing about Seminole Hard Rock? Dude, travel :rolleyes:
    I know the indigenous got royally screwed over in the US and the land they are now alloted is tax free or something? Some other rule that makes everyone just want to build casinos there, yes.

    I know that mainly from the Simpsons.

    Hey, woah, listen ok. I know loads, about loads ok?! I've actually done alot of traveling, just not to the US (been once, to glorious disney land Florida). Ask me about history of middle eastern military/religious conflicts, European political tension or anything that exists beneath the surface of the ocean and I'm off like it's mastermind.

    I'm da best ok?
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    (Original post by HarrietROAR)
    This! I realised that entirely when i shifted from private to state school. Obviously duh. But you get wrapped in a bubble, so you cant see the real world.

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    So true. I've been privately educated my whole life, and it's only when you talk to people not in the same situation as you that you realise how much of a bubble you're in.
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    (Original post by LostGear)
    Wow, this is such a good thread!

    I'll shall give my stories tomorrow afternoon
    Haha punk. And don't be over here when we were over there
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    When I realised how expensive my school was
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    (Original post by Amphiprion)
    I know the indigenous got royally screwed over in the US and the land they are now alloted is tax free or something? Some other rule that makes everyone just want to build casinos there, yes.

    I know that mainly from the Simpsons.

    Hey, woah, listen ok. I know loads, about loads ok?! I've actually done alot of traveling, just not to the US (been once, to glorious disney land Florida). Ask me about history of middle eastern military/religious conflicts, European political tension or anything that exists beneath the surface of the ocean and I'm off like it's mastermind.

    I'm da best ok?
    Simpsons? lol I saw on episode of Family Guy at least I think it was that show when one of the dads from either the Griffins or Simpsons was trying to enter the tribe for money and danced around in the feather bonnet -,- lol

    And if you've been to FL for DisneyLand you should've seen in Orange County driving there a huge sign on an overpass that says SEMINOLE. Seminoles run many parts of Florida, where my mother is from

    And yes pls tell me more about Gaza and the Malaysian planes I really am lost there.
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    (Original post by Kutta)
    When I realised how expensive my school was
    I agree with this so much. Suddenly realising your education is costing your family over £20,000 a year and over £6,000 a term. It's crazy.
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    Reading this i realise how different people's start to life has been.
    Some people are really fortunate
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    (Original post by ApeMob)

    And yes pls tell me more about Gaza and the Malaysian planes I really am lost there.
    Not sure if srs, besides...would be derailing the thread.

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    Gaza is controlled by Hamas, Hamas want to destroy the nation of Israel. Israel probably secretly want to own the land that Hamas currently control. They are fighting because of this.

    Pro-Russian rebels shot down that passenger plane using missles they could only have aquired from a nation with substantial equipment at their disposal. The Ukrainians don't, the Russians do. Putin didn't step in when pro-Russian rebels were being un-cooperative regarding the crash site, bodies and evidence because he's spent so long denying that he has control over the rebels that if he had, he'd have proved he does have control = PR nightmare. It would alo have made him accountable for any contravertial stuff the rebels do in the future (it's only a matter of time). By him not stepping in, it took ages to sort out the political nonsense, this meant evidence was tampered with and degraded and that bodies were not granted the reverance and dignity they deserved. Also, ~300 dead innocent civilians at the hands of an unprovoked military strike = problem.

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    (Original post by Amphiprion)
    Not sure if srs, besides...would be derailing the thread.

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    Gaza is controlled by Hamas, Hamas want to destroy the nation of Israel. Israel probably secretly want to own the land that Hamas currently control. They are fighting because of this.

    Pro-Russian rebels shot down that passenger plane using missles they could only have aquired from a nation with substantial equipment at their disposal. The Ukrainians don't, the Russians do. Putin didn't step in when pro-Russian rebels were being un-cooperative regarding the crash site, bodies and evidence because he's spent so long denying that he has control over the rebels that if he had, he'd have proved he does have control = PR nightmare. It would alo have made him accountable for any contravertial stuff the rebels do in the future (it's only a matter of time). By him not stepping in, it took ages to sort out the political nonsense, this meant evidence was tampered with and degraded and that bodies were not granted the reverance and dignity they deserved. Also, ~300 dead innocent civilians at the hands of an unprovoked military strike = problem.

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    This is all soooo horrifying and scary!:bawling:I was srs and thanks though I wish I didn't know now =\ They srsly shot the plane down? :afraid:
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    (Original post by JayJay-C19)
    I never really had the, "wow we're poor" feeling, I always had private healthcare when I needed surgery or consultations, I have an iMac and a laptop and two iPads, I go to a private school, I got an iPhone 5C a few months after getting the Mac, I get near enough a grand each birthday and christmas, we have two houses and three cars - one being an audi, I'm well-travelled... I don't really know. It actually makes me feel really spoilt writing them out but yeah.

    I did used to feel very bad for others though, I attended a state school in comparison with being involved with private school students as friends so I was constantly in-between the two and it just was... wow... the divide was horrendous. I hated it but you know, just the way it is I guess. I have a lot of friends who come to my house and spend like 20 minutes standing in the lobby looking around... It's weird.

    I guess I've just never seen it as well-off until later on because it was normal for me and it was gradual. I think my parents were just sensible with money when they were younger and saved a lot and had good jobs. Not to mention members of my family are quite rich; one is a top Irish Jockey, one is a millionaire businesswoman and another is a fashion designer... I think we're just lucky to know who we know and be related to who we are related to.
    Awww shucks, you only got an iPhone 5C?!!

    Really sorry for you man, I know not having the fingerprint sensor must be a real hardship :sadnod:
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    I'm sort of an oddball - I went to a very expensive private school and my parents always paid a lot of money for my music education - for which I owe them my life - but as a result, we were constantly in debt - couldn't use heating, very basic meals, one old computer etc. etc.
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    (Original post by Ceryni)
    Awww shucks, you only got an iPhone 5C?!!

    Really sorry for you man, I know not having the fingerprint sensor must be a real hardship :sadnod:
    Not really, perfectly happy with the 5C thanks?
 
 
 
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