What’s the connection between the Big Society and the government’s vision for higher education, school leavers and graduate skills? The answer is a “green gap year” for students.
Imagine the energy of teenage volunteers able to complete community service, help with projects to address climate change and contribute towards sustainability. This could be delivered through a voluntary period of National... Read more
about 2 years ago
Well, good luck with it.
Thanks David - I don't claim to have all the answers, and it's good to have your questioning....I may come back to you!
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Just 3 questions; how is it funded? how are you going to market it so as many young people can think about applying for it? is there going to be some funds for young people who need extra support so they can take part?
v knows that full-time volunteering can provide a great way for young people to gain the skills and practical work experience needed to gain employment. However, at the moment, if an unemployed young person wants to undertake a full-time volunteering programme, they have to come off Job Seekers Allowance, which causes major hassle for them, and impacts on other benefits they receive too (e.g. housing... Read more
about 2 years ago
yes they should so that they can gain skills in order to move forward, making it easier to get jobs.
Yep, going for yes on this one. The volunteering bit could make sure that skills and work ethics don't rust while looking for jobs. Although, I'm wondering if the times would impact the ability to search for a job.
I mean, if I person has to work/volunteer 9-5 then the'll probably be tired by the end to look for a job.
The thing is the goverment want to force people on JSA to do certain jobs e.g. pick up litter etc, (what people pay there taxes for) and if they refuse they stop there JSA. Which i do think is a cover for cuts.
I think people should Vol if they want to and not be forced into it, and it should not affect there JSA. As long as that person is still looking for a job then it should be ok.
I want money not to be important.
I want life to be important.
Am I greedy ?
A monetary lead world is how we fail.
(I'm over 25, so bully me off here if you need to)
over 2 years ago
I could be wrong but aside from your insultive comments, you seem to think COMMUNISM was actually tried. I think you'll find "money" was still a problem. Russia China and any other 'attempt' at communism was doomed to fail for the same reason. Unless you know of a communist state that wasn't affected by greed based systemics. Naturally, if you know of a good system that works, you might want to... Read more
Precisely! I do not know any communist state that wasn’t affected by greed! I know of no system that will not be affected by greed! Which is why, the ideal – a non money based, the closest of which is communism – is, as things, stand either impossible or highly improbable. Money will still have to be used.
That’s it. That’s the end of the argument. You yourself agree that those “attempt(s)” have... Read more
I was looking through your previous posts and I saw something that I did not take into account when I purported communism/socialism as the closes to a non money based system. I’ll quote it:
“Socialism and Communism are two systems that were both LIES. Both contained GREED in the foundations. That does mean, that both were never actually tried. The Community / Society needs a revolution.
Combined... Read more
QUOTE I do not know any communist state that wasn’t affected by greed! I know of no system that will not be affected by greed!
A high ranking and seemingly unhappy russian army officer asked of one of his troops: WHY IS THAT FENCE NOT PAINTED and the reply was "because we have no paint".
The world system is monetary based and collateral damage is unimportant and mostly untold. Have you really... Read more
I have been noting the rise of faith is coming back into public life after be sent away to private sphere only !
How does this affect young poeple?
Does faith have a part to play in the politiclal life of us in the UK and in the political life of the world ?
In the House of Lords in the UK Parlimament there are currently sitting 26 Church of England Bishops which representate faith issues... Read more
almost 2 years ago
I'm sorry if this seems ignorant of me but I was not aware that "faith" had been sent to a private sphere. It always seemed that faith was part of a large number of goings on.
The only way I can think of faith having a part would be in its part in terms of charities and organisations set up in their name and what objectives those organisations would have.