Kylie

@kylie

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  • Kylie posted a new activity comment 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    Money does not bring happiness. Happiness can bring money. Money bring struggles, money brings tension, money amplifies the person you are. If you are a prick you are going to be an even bigger prick with money, if you are giving you are going to be even more giving with money, if you don’t know how to control your money you will have lots of toys…[Read more]

    • This is a good, motivating post. But how can happines bring you money if you do nothing?

      The problem of rock starts and actors is in the fact that they can’t control themselves with a bit amount of money.. that’s another question

      • Doing nothing is not an option, you have to do something. At that something should be what you are passionate about. You can’t be happy in a card board box and expect the world to just give you stuff because you exist, some people will give to you and you might find a few that are extremely generous…but at the end of the day doing nothing…[Read more]

  • Kylie posted an update 2 months, 4 weeks ago

    I am currently reading a book where someone is supposed to have committed suicide with a shotgun and the post-mortem said death was due to a bullet wound.

    Um, surely death by shotgun would have blown someone’s head off? I can’t see how someone could place a shotgun to their owm head and pull the trigger. I think it is possible to get bullets for…[Read more]

    • When I was a kid there was a local farmer with a good portion of his face missing-he’s tried to kill himself after the death of his wife, using a shotgun. so it doesnt necessarily blow their head off. Kurt Cobain also used a shotgun-so it can also be successful! can’t answer the rest of your questions though.

    • Bullets for shotguns? Different gauges of cartridges yes – and a shotgun can do a lot of damage or not a lot, depending on a lot of things. Sadly there is a high suicide rate among farmers, and it is often the method of choice. I think your author is mistaken, but someone else may know different!

    • You do need a shotgun licence to own one. I have to have one for my re-enactment musket, along with a black powder licence

      https://www.gov.uk/shotgun-and-firearm-certificates

      Have a look at where the author isn’t from, I’ve found a shocking lack of research from authors in general but perticularly for the US authors who seem to assume eve…[Read more]

    • You can get solid shotgun slugs. But you would need a shot gun certificate to hold the gun and purchase the ammunition.
      Some shotguns have a very light trigger I know me dads skeet gun does and you can actually trigger both barrels at once if you’re a bit heavy handed.
      As to the mechanics I believe often sitting in a chair, shoes off and using the…[Read more]

    • Damage would depend on the distance, choke, bore, cartridge etc. Entry and exit wounds I have seen on animals can vary.
      A close family member took their own life with a shotgun. They used a vice and a peg they had made for the purpose.

      There are a lot of thefts of legally held shotguns here as guns in general are very hard to get hold of, they…[Read more]

    • There are lots of cases where people have tried to commit suicide with a shotgun or even just a simple hand gun and failed.. leaving them horribly disfigured. Not nice at all 🙁

  • Kylie posted a new activity comment 3 months ago

    My understanding is that you should always reverse into the more minor road. I assume forwarding onto the minor road, going past your house before reversing onto your drive isn’t an option.

    Difficult to visualize the road layout from your description but how about switching your hazard lights on before you start reversing so make it extra clear…[Read more]

    • mike replied 3 months ago

      “I assume forwarding onto the minor road, going past your house before reversing onto your drive isn’t an option.”

      There’s not enough room to swing into my drive if I do that – the side road has an enormous hedge that gets in the way.

      Freeflyer – that’s more or less my plan. I just can’t imagine he doesn’t know what I’m about to do (he’s seen…[Read more]

  • Kylie posted a new activity comment 4 months, 1 week ago

    Yes you are being silly! If you love the place then snap it up and make it your home. Nothing is “too good” or “too posh” for you (I don’t just mean you, I mean each of us). If you genuinely like something and can afford it then have it.

    No idea re council tax, sorry

  • Kylie posted a new activity comment 4 months, 1 week ago

    It’s awful! I think I’m reasonably intelligent, but just finding the right thing to apply for was confusing. Not helped by office workers who were as clueless as me! Couldn’t verify my ID, so had to book an appointment to go in and show them my driving license. Then I get another appointment to chat about my options! Because combining the two,…[Read more]

  • Kylie posted an update 4 months, 1 week ago

    How on earth do you claim benefits? Decided I would have to bite the bullet, and make a claim. Cash has run out, and I have bills to pay. What a nightmare! It’s taken me 3hrs to find the correct benefit, umpteen phone calls to useless desk jockeys, and a fair amount of swearing and tears.
    Have finally got the correct form online, and filled it in…[Read more]

    • Don’t struggle. Go straight to the job centre and they’ll help you.

    • Sadly the system is designed to be as difficult as possible imo I think the idea is to put as many people off as possible. What people never talk about, when discussing those who they perceive as claiming everything under the sun, is the amount of unclaimed benefit left in the system. This, in my experience, is because they make the system of…[Read more]

    • Citizens Advice are the best ones to help you. I sympathise with you OP. Although I have never claimed myself, I volunteer in my local food bank and the majority of people who come in say the reason they’re in is due to benefit problems. If a form is filled in wrong, or an appointment missed (even if the person was in intensive care) the benefits…[Read more]

      • I help out at Food Bank too. AND (a while back) considered becoming a Cits Advice “voluntary adviser” (i.e. unpaid!!) – the commitment they were expecting, one full day or two half days, was IMO way too much commitment to be fair for a volunteer, and the training was 10 weeks where you had to be prepared to commit to two half days either training…[Read more]

    • If it make you feel better..or not when I was only working a few hours a week due to illness (all I could manage) I claimed ESA.. the work i was doing got approved etc etc then a year later they decided It wasnt approved and I should pay all the money back I had received for a year!

      The stress and all the tears after receiving very threatening…[Read more]

    • Definitely go to CAB, they have paid for advisers to help, or its worth calling the Benefits Advice Team in the Council. Don’t struggle on alone, you will probably have a terrible time!

    • I’m amazed that people like my neighbour, who have so little intelligence can do so well out of the benefit system!
      A friend claimed housing benefit and not only did they make it impossible to navigate the forms etc, when she did go to the housing officer for help, they filled out the dates wrongly for her and she now has a huge overpayment to r…[Read more]

    • Ah yes, the benefit system. I have 2 opinions, 1 is that those who know how to work the system and make it work for them, are those that see benefit as an acceptable way of life. Opinion 2 is that they make it so complicated, those of us who hope we never have to use it, but occasionally fall on difficult times (which is what I thought the system…[Read more]

      • It’s awful! I think I’m reasonably intelligent, but just finding the right thing to apply for was confusing. Not helped by office workers who were as clueless as me! Couldn’t verify my ID, so had to book an appointment to go in and show them my driving license. Then I get another appointment to chat about my options! Because combining the two,…[Read more]

  • Kylie posted a new activity comment 4 months, 1 week ago

    I used to work with a lady who kept very quiet about being a witch. We were working alone one day when the other staff hadn’t turned in and the subject came up. She seemed very knowledgeable but warned me its not the sort of thing to mess around with. She knew how to cast spells and had taken part in witches sabbots.

    I once read a really good…[Read more]