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Feb. 22nd, 2008

brain overload, squiggle-fuck

One Last Thing

http://education.guardian.co.uk/higher/news/story/0,,2246086,00.html

No. Bad Government. That's a VERY BAD GOVERNMENT.

If that doesn't seem wrong to you, then you obviously have something VERY WRONG WITH YOU.

I am against ID cards not because it's an invasion of my privacy, but because it's bloody pointless, and I am opposed to pointless things that cost me A HUNDRED FUCKING QUID. If you're going to blackmail an entire generation into putting all of their personal details into one place, at least give it to them for free. How many students trying to get loans do YOU know that have a spare hundred quid lying around?
Which means that it's not just students who this affects- it's their parents, too. Because it's going to fall to THEM to pay for these cards, and I know a lot of parents who don't have a hundred quid spare. So much for giving preference to people who were less likely to go to uni- now they won't be able to pay for it anyway, because they won't be able to get a loan.

Are they going to decide that you can't get a pension until you get an ID card? If there's a group of people LESS likely to be able to pay for one than a student, it's a pensioner. They already get fucked over with the amount of money they're expected to live off, so the logical thing is obviously to take another hundred pounds off them.

And what comes next? No schooling without one? No healthcare? No jobs? No housing? If they get away with this, where will it end up?

Something to think about, perhaps. Do me a favour and pass it on.

Feb. 16th, 2008

brain overload, squiggle-fuck

I Suppose This is Goodbye

vandulocity


[Insert Violins Here]

Oh, not forever. Hah, like I could live without my precious. I am, however, going to be using a new LJ: vandulocity. I'll be adding everyone on my current friendslist. If you see this as an excellent opportunity to be rid of me, then frolic and be free! If not, then please do add me on that journal. I promise not to bite any more than I do now.

I was going to wait until after my birthday, but then I realised that my paid account runs out on the 19th and that to pay for another four months (because you have to pay for two months at a time) and not use one would just be stupid.

So there. That's everything!

Oh, except that I have a boyfriend. He has no idea of what he's getting into. Hannah, don't scare him... ;)


ETA: All previously public entries are now friends-only. I will still add people who are curious for some odd reason to this journal. Although I'm not sure why you'd want to. Email cerys AT dvelopphotography DOT com.