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About samuk1000

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  1. With due respect, I have taken my first Holy Communion in the Catholic Church and am therefore able to receive communion along with anyone else at mass. My priest has applied to the bishop for my Catholic confirmation this year.
  2. I'm not a theologian and there are some great people in all kinds of denominations, including the CofE. I was confirmed in CofE but have reverted back to my childhood faith after much soul-searching. However, I have experienced much bullying by CofE members because of my catholicism when I was younger. I regret getting confirmed in the CofE in some way, in that it was weak of me not to stand up to the pressure to alter my faith. In answer to your question, it would be best put to a catholic theologian.
  3. It's a fair point. I still think retail customers are taken for a ride though because the spread between borrowing and lending interest rates for those particular customers is absurd. It would just be good to know exactly what customer money is used for, in a transparent way.
  4. A friend of mine was livid because he couldn't find his father after his father had a stroke. He made 3-4 phone calls to Hallamshire, NGH and police and eventually got directed to NGH. NGH said they didn't have him. Finally he was found to be at Hallamshire and not booked in correctly. Could have died and my friend not able to find him to say goodbye. The admin is a joke in this city sometimes. The commitment to proper processes and procedure seems 50 years behind other cities in the UK. What is wrong with Sheffield? On the plus side everyone says it is very friendly, but who cares if a place is "friendly" if it is not good at what matters. Sorry to rant.
  5. The divisions may be separate, but if the retail customers weren't providing deposits, the banks would have no means to make money with which to trade, if that is what you are saying the money the banks do use to trade comes from. Money deposited doesn't get stored in a vault does it? The point of a bank is to act as an intermediary in financial markets, so the depositor gets a per centage of the return on the interest made by the bank by lending the money. It's not rocket science.
  6. It is true that the bonus structure incentivises short-term risk taking and it can also incentivise questionable accounting to imply short-term profits which will translate in to huge losses the following year nottomention a flagrant disregard for risk in short-term risk taking (such as investing in subprime mortgages and derivatives projects and borrowing short-term to finance such projects and other longer term projects, like Lehman's did resulting in the financial crisis). The problem with the bonuses are that they are too high and my point is that the money should go to the investor/lender, not to the employee trader. This makes mugs out of the customers (lenders), leading to angry discontent. I don't support a hedonistic and greedy lifestyle of banking employees whose bonuses are clearly too much for them to handle (or else why would they be going out destroying themselves and people around them night after night). If their income were somewhat reduced, it might force them to change their gratifying consumption habits and allow end-user banking customers to enjoy a bit more for their depositing. Mine is not a complaint about bonuses per se. And I'm not trying to take anything good away from financial managers, traders or any other well-performing employee. It's more about integrity, honesty and giving more value back to the end-user instead of making them bear the brunt of the mistakes of the elites in addition to their successes. Surely this is unethical and dishonest? Big bonuses funding a lifestyle which can be purely hedonistic is the point I was trying to make. If these guys were using their money to create businesses or provide more value to everyone in society it would be ok. You can argue their spending in such enterprises (like bars, pubs) is good for the economy anyway. My view is it's unethical use of money which could be going back to shareholders and customers.
  7. Why? Are you a thief? Support the thieves! Don't do them harm, just be nice to the ********! May be we should send them on an all-expenses paid cruise of a lifetime. Seriously. Re-education in the kindest and most loving way. Just the kind of attitude a criminal loves. Someone they can walk all over, take advantage of and have no feeling or remorse at the distress caused to others. Obviously, MrMoran, you've never been robbed of anything or you wouldn't be so sympathetic, Christian/liberal values or no.
  8. It's this tiny island that has fewer Catholics than protestants. If you go to Latin America, the Philippines, Hong Kong, all the Catholic Churches are abundantly overflowing with faithful. Anglicans and other protestants will convert, just be patient Tony. Let them enjoy Christ's mercy in their ignorance. It's only a tiny island with a few stolen churches. It's not England that matters when the vast majority of the Christian kingdom is Catholic and true to apostolic succession from Abraham to David to Christ to today. Look at the state of the CofE? Do you not think the world is going to God? Those bullies are a prejudiced bunch and factually incorrect, not you. So relax, brother! Let them discriminate against us all they want. It is they who are losing out on the grace and true Fellowship of our Lord and the intercession, miracles and kindness of His blessed Mother, the Queen of the Church and all the Holy Saints and martyrs. We could look to America, but who turns to America for spiritual guidance anyway? The CofE knows it ought rightfully return all the Catholic Churches to the Church, but it maintains arrogant face under the weak and misguided intentions of Rowan Williams and the continued "faithfulness" to the King Henry rather than the King of Kings. We have a loving, caring God who wants the best for us, so he's not going to strike these people down, even if they are justifying the slaughter of innocent Catholics during the reformation. Just forgive, forgive and forgive, let go and let God. It's the tough way, but it's the right and just way.
  9. Thanks for your detailed PM, farmer. The website looks thoroughly professional. I will make enquiries and see if I can attend some nets in future.
  10. Bring back severing hands for thievery!
  11. If humans were not meant to eat other humans, why are they made of meat?
  12. I like visiting the site gallery near to the Showroom cinema it's free, but touch-and-go on the exhibition. Sometimes that bloke out of thingy is there. You could then see a film at the Showroom or go for coffee in the Winter Gardens.
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