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Current Debate - Unemployed After 50

Unemployed After 50

(+) David Essex sang about it: 'Silver Dream Machine.' (-) Untapped 'wisdom-keepers.' Occupations box individuals on age. (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2014)

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Current Debate - Is Religion As Popular As It Used To Be?

Is Religion As Popular As It Used To Be?

(+) Acceptance, being part of a global family, having a purpose in life (-) A vocal minority are rule-driven, manipulative or angry (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2014)

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Do you believe in life after death?

(+) N/A (-) N/A (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2002)

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Should smoking be banned in all public places?

(+) Smokers bring in big tax (-) Alcohol is far worse (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2002)

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Review of the Year 2013

(+) better than I expected, I had my first solo holiday, did lots of research and painting (-) stressful and surreal moments, a definite sense of "waiting to get going" (*) (On Ciao since: 12/2013)

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Should cannabis be legalised?

(+) Your favourite music? Look around you... (-) erm... I can't remember them (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2002)

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Current Debate - Will online shopping kill off our high street?

Will online shopping kill off our high street?

(+) Offline: A chance to socialise, bargain hunt, taking time with shopping, Online: quick service. (-) Shop keepers apathetic to change, Online shopping can lead to fraud, poor delivery services (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2014)

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Does Britain still need a monarchy?

(+) They do more good than bad (-) Harry (*) (On Ciao since: 06/2002)

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Is capital punishment wrong?

(+) None. It has no place in modern, civilised society. (-) Life is sacred. The execution of even one innocent is too high a price to pay. (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2002)

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Current Debate - Long Reviews vs Short Reviews

Long Reviews vs Short Reviews

(+) Brevity in writing is a skill worth learning (-) It can be hard to do justice to some products in a shorter review (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2014)

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Do animals have rights?

(+) They have same fundamental rights as humans (-) People can go too far in defending them (*) (On Ciao since: 04/2002)

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Is beauty only skin deep?

(+) External beauty attracts potential partners (-) Causes envy and lack of empathy (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2002)

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Is Parliament still sovereign?

(+) checks and balances between institutions in power (-) power is diluted between institutions, no clear sovereign institution at the moment (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2011)

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Creation Vs Evolution

(+) Should contribute something to Ciao (-) It's lengthy (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2004)

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How do you shop for food?

(+) Eradicated some disease, some efficiencies (-) Use of Fossil Fuels, Pollution, Destruction of the Ecosystem (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2004)

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What is a Chav?

(+) I is well 'ard, innit (-) You is a punk ass biatch. Innit (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2006)

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Current Debate - Which Are Your Five Favourite Cities In The UK?

Which Are Your Five Favourite Cities In The UK?

(+) Memories (-) Buried (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2014)

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Current Debate - Summer Holidays: Best Memories and Places

Summer Holidays: Best Memories and Places

(+) Joyful summers... (-) ...years ago (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2014)

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Current Debate - 2012 Year in review

2012 Year in review

(+) Not having sleepless nights over the business (-) Not enough hours in the day / days in the week. (*) (On Ciao since: 12/2012)

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Has modern music become too commercialised?

(+) I've failed to think of any (-) It's pathetic, it's killing real music and it can even be dangerous (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2002)

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Does true love really exist?

(+) see review. (-) see review. (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2003)

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Current Debate - Your top 5 favourite films of all time

Your top 5 favourite films of all time

(+) Rather too many to list here (-) There are no disadvantages. (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2014)

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What is your opinion about legal prostitution?

(+) Controlled and taxed (-) Society is not there yet ... (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2002)

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What's Wrong with the British Law?

(+) True interpretation of the law (-) Makes the law complex (*) (On Ciao since: 04/2005)

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Current Debate - 5 improvements you would like to see on Ciao

5 improvements you would like to see on Ciao

(+) Would go a long way towards ridding Ciao of troublemakers and site abusers (-) Might result in costly litigation (*) (On Ciao since: 04/2014)

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Current Debate - Flooding catastrophe, could the scale of damage have been lessened?

Flooding catastrophe, could the scale of damage have been lessened?

(+) Everywhere... (-) '''...but not a drop to drink...''' (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2007)

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Current Debate - Ageism in employment

Ageism in employment

(+) Pretty young things beat brains anyday (-) Older you get the less you appeal (*) (On Ciao since: 06/2011)

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Current Debate - Your Resolutions for 2014

Your Resolutions for 2014

(+) Be positive, count one's blessings. (-) It's sometimes hard to keep remembering one's resolutions. (*) (On Ciao since: 12/2013)

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Where, when, how, with whom do you travel?

(+) Too many to mention (-) too few to worry about (*) (On Ciao since: 12/2003)

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Current Debate - Scientists make human embryo clones. Should embryo cloning cease or continue?

Scientists make human embryo clones. Should embryo cloning cease or continue?

(+) Potential medical advances (-) Some find it morally objectionable (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2008)

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Silver Sector

Advantages: David Essex sang about it: 'Silver Dream Machine.'
Disadvantages: Untapped 'wisdom-keepers.' Occupations box individuals on age.

The age of austerity has legitimize business morals which echoes early twentieth-century dogma. When governance deploys austere tactics the buck gets passed to employers and then loopholes start to emerge; this inadvertently creates a ‘privilege chasm’ be ...

1st2thebar 25.11.2014 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful
Review of Unemployed After 50

Remember that no one owes you a living....

Advantages: It's largely about attitude...
Disadvantages: But circumstance plays it part

...Perhaps I’m not the best person to be writing this review considering that I’m not yet 50 nor have I been unemployed for many years. However, I’m not too far off that grand and scary age and I doubt very much that I’ll reach retirement without having to s ...

cr01 22.11.2014 · Read full review
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Review of Unemployed After 50

Over the hill and on the scrap-heap?

Advantages: Some companies are now starting to see sense
Disadvantages: Some companies will never see sense

I’d hit the ripe old age of 52 and to cut a very long story short, I was in a Hobson’s Choice situation which forced me to ask the company I worked for if they’d consider making me redundant…..they agreed to, although I’d only get the barest minimum pay-o ...

CelticSoulSister 24.11.2014 · Read full review
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Review of Unemployed After 50

Scrap heap workers wanted in Northampton. Must be over 50 though

Advantages: Thee is work about
Disadvantages: Its low paid and zero hours

My hometown of Northampton made the news recently because the locals, apparently, didn’t fancy packing sandwiches for employment. Greencore, one of the world’s biggest catering companies, chose to advertise 300 jobs for their new Northampton factory in Hu ...

thedevilinme 21.11.2014 · Read full review
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Review of Unemployed After 50

You always have a choice...

Advantages: Being unemployed can open up new opportunities
Disadvantages: It's not fun in the meantime, and it's not easy to get out of

...but I speak as one who entered full time employment about four or five months after graduating with a decent degree in my 20s and has never been unemployed since. That makes me one of the lucky ones, yes? Maybe. I'd argue it's because o ...

hiker 22.11.2014 · Read full review
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